Live Music: Robert Davi at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

August 20, 2013 § Leave a comment


This review by Don Heckman contains so many “teaching” moments for the vocal performing artist – singing from the heart, engaging your audience, telling the story – all of it. Enjoy the read.

Originally posted on The International Review of Music:

By Don Heckman

Bel Air, CA.  Robert Davi’s appearance at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. Sunday night was my third opportunity to hear the talented actor/singer in action. Once again, the program was devoted to his Frank Sinatra tribute. And no one does the Sinatra catalog, in all its entertaining essence, as well as Davi.

But the Sinatra catalog, for all its appeal, is only one aspect of a Robert Davi performance. As in past appearances, he sang most of the Sinatra classics – from “Fly Me To The Moon” and “I’ve Got the World On A String” to “My Way” and “It Was A Very Good Year.” Each was delivered with prime musicality by Davi’s warm and pliable baritone voice.

And he didn’t stop there, singing a wide ranging program of Great American Songbook tunes – “Day In, Day Out,” “Nice and Easy,” “The Best Is Yet To…

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