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Danny Quintero channels Sinatra for Jazz LIVE at Marine View

From staff reports:

Jazz LIVE at Marine View, a free all-ages monthly concert, presents Danny Quintero at 5 p.m. May 20 at Marine View, 8469 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma.

Only 23 years old, Quintero is the “reincarnation” of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett in his singing style. Two quotes best describe Quintero – Clarence Acox, the head of the Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble and Seattle jazz legend himself, says “his sense of phrasing and attention to detail and pitch are impeccable…. He studies the music of the greats that have come before him and understands the lineage, beauty and importance of the Great American Songbook.”

John Hanford of the Fabulous Wailers writes “that Danny possesses a great set of pipes is obvious; what strikes one on first hearing is the sheer quality of the voice mature and burnished sonority that belies his age. There is also the confident sense of swing, and the evident ear of the subtle nuances of the Sinatra school of “bel canto” singing articulation, phrasing, dynamics, breath control, the works.”

A nominee for the 2011 Earshot Jazz Northwest Vocalist of the Year, Quintero will be joined by a solid line-up of legends in their own right: Randy Haberstadt on piano, Phil Sparks on bass, Clarence Acox on drums and Lance Buller on trumpet and vocals.

Info: (253) 229-9206 or


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