Perfectly Frank: James Langton and Dan Levinson‘s Sinatra Symphonette

Perfectly Frank

James Langton and Dan Levinson‘s Sinatra Symphonette

Alongside his recording masterpieces, Frank Sinatra was one of the biggest radio stars, with popular shows such as Your Hit Parade, Broadway Bandbox and Songs by Sinatra. In 1953, as he began recording at Capitol records, Sinatra debuted on a new twice-weekly show, Perfectly Frank, singing popular standards with his ‘symphonette’, a five piece jazz group which would go on to back Sinatra during his world tour in the 1960s.

Perennial favorite, Dan Levinson is joined by vocalist James Langton to explore their mutual love of Frank Sinatra’s early works. Levinson and Langton will be joined on stage by Steve Ash on piano, James Chirillo on guitar, Rob Adkins on bass, and Kevin Dorn on drums.

The Performers

  • James Langton, vocals
  • Dan Levinson, clarinet and tenor sax
  • Steve Ash, piano
  • James Chirillo, guitar
  • Rob Adkins, bass
  • Kevin Dorn, drums

About James Langton

Before moving from London to New York, British-born singer and bandleader James Langton led the internationally acclaimed Pasadena Roof Orchestra and created his Solid Senders Swing Orchestra. As an actor, James has appeared on stage in England and on Broadway, in television and film and is an award-winning audiobook narrator and voice-over artist. As a musician, James has led bands for television and film soundtrack recordings and traveled worldwide for concert and festival appearances. James’ radio show “This Thing Called Swing” has been syndicated and continues to be heard in the UK, in Canada and on the internet.

About Dan Levinson

The 2017 winner of Hot House Magazine’s “NYC Jazz Fans Decision” award for Best Clarinetist, Dan Levinson is equally at home as both leader and sideman, fronting his own groups as well as performing with those led by others. During a 30-year career specializing in traditional jazz and swing music, he has appeared alongside such prominent artists as Mel Tormé, Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Bria Skonberg, Ed Polcer, Howard Alden, Joe Ascione, Dan Barrett, Jon-Erik Kellso, Randy Reinhart, Mark Shane, Dick Sudhalter, Frank Vignola, Rossano Sportiello, Nicki Parrott, and Randy Sandke.

Ticket & Visitor Information

Ticket handling fees apply. The Morris Museum has adopted a dynamic mask policy for upcoming events in the Bickford Theatre. Face masks are currently optional in the CENTER and HOUSE RIGHT sections (indicated in blue) and are required in the HOUSE LEFT section (indicated in red). Face masks are currently optional for Children’s Theatre performances. This policy is subject to change at any time. Please check back on our website or call the box office for our current policy before your scheduled performance date. For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.


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