Frank Sinatra and Great Ladies of American Song
Naples Philharmonic Pops
Jack Everly, principal pops conductor
Capathia Jenkins, vocalist
Tony DeSare, piano and vocalist
Programming to be announced.
Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald were two undisputed masters of the Great American Songbook who created pure magic on stage when they performed together. Join Capathia Jenkins, Tony DeSare, Jack Everly and the Naples Philharmonic as they perform some of the hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and several other of the Great Ladies of American Song including Goody Goody, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, The Lady is a Tramp, Come Fly With Me, My Way and more.
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The Naples Philharmonic Pops series is generously endowed by Mike and Anne Armstrong. Jack Everly’s appearance as Principal Pops Conductor is generously endowed by John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe.
Founded in 1982, the Naples Philharmonic normally performs over 140 orchestral and chamber concerts, as well as opera and ballet, education, community and special event concerts from September through June each year.
Meet the Musicians
Sharon and Timothy Ubben Music Director Meet Andrey
Principal Pops Conductor Meet Jack
Associate Conductor Meet Radu
Jack Everly is the principal pops conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Naples Philharmonic and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa). He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the San Francisco Symphony and numerous appearances with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. Jack will conduct over 90 performances in more than 22 North American cities this season.
Celebrating his 11th anniversary as music director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS, Jack proudly leads the National Symphony Orchestra in these patriotic celebrations on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. These concerts attract hundreds of thousands of attendees on the lawn, and the broadcasts reach millions of viewers and are some of the highest-rated programming on PBS television.
Capathia Jenkins can definitely act, but all those who know her are also aware that this diva can blow you right off this planet. She grapples with two dueling passions, each with a strong grip: acting and music. Yet she refuses to pick one, because they both represent her soul. Jenkins approaches a song the same way she approaches a script—like an artist. She looks for the nuances, the secret hidden within the notes or text. She seeks the melody, harmony and rhythm. She asks herself, “What am I trying to say? What do I want my audience to experience with me?” She wants to take her audience on a journey.
This Brooklyn-born and raised actress most recently starred as Medda in the hit Disney production of Newsies on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She then starred in the off-Broadway 2000 revival of Godspell, where she wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of Turn Back, O Man, which can still be heard on the original cast recording. She returned to Broadway in The Look of Love and was critically acclaimed for her performances of the Bacharach/David hits. Jenkins then created the roles of The Washing Machine in Caroline, or Change and Frieda May in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, where she sang Stop the Show and brought the house down every night.
In 2007, Jenkins went back to off-Broadway and starred in (mis)Understanding Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She was also seen in Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
An active concert artist, Jenkins has appeared with orchestras around the world. Her television credits include 30 Rock, The Practice, Law & Order SVU, The Sopranos and Law & Order. She can also be seen in the 2012 film Musical Chairs directed by Susan Seidelman. She can be heard on the film soundtracks of Nine, Chicago and Legally Blonde 2.
Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, the Today Show and his music has been posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei.
DeSare has also collaborated with Youtube icons Postmodern Jukebox.
DeSare is an accomplished award-winning composer. He not only won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, but has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date With Drew, several broadcast commercials and has recently composed the full soundtracks for the Hallmark Channel's Love Always, Santa and Lifetime's Nanny Nightmare.
DeSare’s forthcoming appearances include the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Smith Center in Las Vegas.
Tony DeSare is a Yamaha Artist.