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Just want to pass along a quick hitter…

… on Michael Feinstein’s summer tour. If you ever find Mr. Feinstein in or near your town, do yourself a favor and grab some seats for the show.

I caught Michael’s “Sinatra Project Tour” last year in Austin (review here) and man, that guy puts on one hell of a show.

In addition to a fun, high energy vocal act, MF displays his talent as a musician and his vast backstory knowledge of the performers, writers and musicians from the heyday of the RatPack generation.

Though Feinstein is a fount of information on Sinatra and his contemporaries, Michael’s stage presence never bogs down — you never feel lectured to. Rather his insights on the writers and performers lend depth and interest to the numbers and — in the end — he delivers a rich and enjoyable experience.

This summer…

…he’s joined by the 2012 winner of the Great American Songbook Vocal Academy Competition — 16-year old Nick Ziobro.

Their first tour event was in Cincinnati last Saturday (July 8th) and apparently Ziobro was quite a hit. Take an aether-swing by Cincinnati.com to read their review of the Feinstein/Ziobro performance and if you’re anywhere near one of the remaining summer tour stops (below) I heartily recommend you make the scene … Michael Feinstein never disappoints!

July 13: Napa Valley Opera House, Napa, CA

July 14: John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Reno, NV

July 15: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

July 21: Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena, CA

July 27: Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

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