Summer Music Concert Series Featuring Sounds of Sinatra

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Join us in the Brubeck Room for the second event in our Summer Music Concert Series. Sounds of Sinatra Music features an exceptional group of professional musicians working with highly renowned tribute artists, delivering a premier experience based on the life of one of the greatest American icons: Frank Sinatra. It is a show that has evolved and developed in concert with the Tony T. Orchestra, comprised of very dedicated, professional musicians. Our tribute artists pay homage to this legendary performer with stories and songs that bring back the golden era! The show captures the emotion and the sound of this unique period where swing was king!

For the most part, the original arrangements are utilized to preserve that classic big band sound. Members of the group include talented musicians who have performed on Broadway and TV, recorded on major record labels, and toured with international acts. Much love and care to detail allows us to present this extraordinary musical journey through the career of one of the greatest performers of all time.

Featured Performers appearing at the Wilton Library show are:

Jesse Posa – Sinatra Tribute Artist

Jesse Posa, a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute. He appeared in Phillip Carlo’s off-Broadway production of “East of Evil” starring Frank Vincent and Tony Sirico of “The Sopranos”. Jesse is one of the leading Frank Sinatra tribute artists in the country and has appeared at numerous corporate events and private affairs. He has performed as “Frank Sinatra” on stage at Radio City Music Hall, in the off-Broadway production of “Sinatra and Friends” and at BB King’s in Times Square, NYC in “Party with The Rat Pack”. He recently flew to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to appear at a surprise 80th birthday party…It was a gas, baby!

Tony Traina – Band Leader and drummer

Tony (Tony T) began playing the drums in 1962 at age 5, performing at weddings with his dad’s wedding band. In grade school (1966 to 1972), he  taught and competed in many competitions at St. Benedict’s Marching Fife & Drum Corp. After high school Tony studied music at Queens College, the City University of New York. In 1984, Tony joined the Broadway scene as a pit musician for shows, including Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and others. He has appeared on National TV shows such as SNL, Late Night with David Letterman, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, America's Got Talent, and others. Tony regularly performs with both the Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa orchestras. He started his own music organization (Tony T. Entertainment) and books over 30 musicians in area clubs, catering halls, theaters and other venues, performing regularly for weddings, corporate events and events such as the NY Marathon. He is an accomplished session drummer and has performed on record and in person with many gifted entertainers. Tony has been performing Sinatra’s music for decades in the tri-state area.

Christian Martirano – Musical Director and keyboardist

Christian began formal piano studies at age 5 and has been in bands since age 13. He is an ATCO Records recording artist (BMI) and holds a BA, and an MAT in Music. He was Director of Product Development for Kurzweil synthesizers for over 12 years, winning many awards for directing the development of the industry’s most cutting edge instruments. Chris has programmed synthesizers for virtually all synthesizer manufacturers (Roland, Yamaha, Kurzweil, Nord, Casio, Korg, Novation, etc.) and for many world-renowned recording artists as well as (senior voicing engineer for many synthesizers used by Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, and others), touring theater companies, churches and Broadway shows. He taught music theory/history, and modern recording as an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford, and currently holds a position as choir director/music minister for two Connecticut based churches.  He has toured all across the US and performed all over the world. His band was commissioned to write the International song for the Special Olympics where they performed for the President of the United States and other world dignitaries at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

Keith Gurland – Woodwinds, Arranger

Sax man Keith Gurland is a versatile multi-instrumentalist whose diverse resume includes classic big bands (Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Artie Shaw Orchestra), pop/rock icons (Frankie Valli, The Four Tops, Micky Dolenz), showbiz luminaries (Shirley Jones, Rita Moreno, Lorna Luft) and original acts (Blue Saracens, TriPod, Meat + 2 Veg). He has performed in 48 states and 24 countries and most of the better oceans. Keith Gurland is a 2013 fellow in music/sound from the New York Foundation for the Arts. 


Free and open to the public. Concerts take place in the Brubeck Room rain or shine. Sponsored by Village Market. Refreshments generously donated by Janet and Michael Crystal. Registration not required. First come, first served. For more information, please contact