LIVE: The Joey Thomas Big Band @ The Egg, 12/12/09

December 22nd, 2009, 12:40 pm by Greg

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The Joey Thomas Big Band rolled into The Egg in Albany to present a special holiday show, “A Sinatra Christmas.” Celebrating the 94th year of Sinatra’s birth on his birthday (December 12) and featuring the magnificent voice of singer Bob Father, the Joey Thomas Big Band covered a big bag full of the crooner’s greatest hits. Along with “My Way,” “New York, New York” and other others, a half-dozen Christmas tunes filled the Hart Theater with the sheer joy of Frank Sinatra’s memory for the 400 or so fans in attendance.

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Five Firsts: Joey Thomas of the Joey Thomas Big Band

December 11th, 2009, 12:10 pm by Greg

JoeyThomasNAME: Joey Thomas
BAND AFFILIATION: The Joey Thomas Big Band
INSTRUMENT: Tenor Sax, Clarinet & Flute

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Kenton in Hi-Fi”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Dick Clark and the
Calvacade of Stars featuring Paul Anka

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … trumpet

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Secretly” by Jimmy Rogers

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Kenny G & The Impacts (1958)

Joey Thomas and the Joey Thomas Big Band with featured vocalist Bob Father pay tribute to the music of the late great Frank Sinatra with “A Sinatra Christmas” at The Egg in Albany, a special holiday show at 3pm on Saturday, December 12, marking the 94th anniversary of Sinatra’s birth.

LIVE: The Joey Thomas Big Band @ the Spa Little Theatre, 11/11/09

November 13th, 2009, 11:35 am by Greg

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Veteran’s Day means a lot of different things to a lot of different people and organizations all across the country.

The Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Springs hosted a special Veteran’s Day concert, “Big Band Treasures Of World War II” starring the Joey Thomas Big Band with featured vocalist Bob Father and special guest the lovely songbird Mia Scirocco. What this show meant was that it was a party time celebration for those old enough to remember the “Big One” … before Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq.

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