POP-UP-STAGE – Sinatra a Man and His Music – April 11th

Sinatra – A Man and His Music




Tickets: $69 | Limit 6 tickets per billing address


Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 5pm & 8pm

Michael Martocci presents Sinatra – A Man and His Music featuring a multi-media presentation celebrating Mr. Sinatra’s career on Saturday, April 10th!. Hosted by NJ101.5’s Bill Spadea, special added attraction comic Steve Travelise, along with Dean Schneider and the 17 Piece Ol’ Blue Eyes Orchestra.

Michael will debuting the 8 of the original arrangements by Quincy Jones from the legendary album, Sinatra at the Sands with the Count Basie & his Orchestra.  These are one of a kind, never heard in public, arrangements!

Sinatra at the Sands is a live album by Frank Sinatra accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra, and conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded live in the Copa Room of the former Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1966.

It was Sinatra’s first live album to be commercially released, and contains many definitive readings of the songs that are most readily associated with Sinatra.

Sinatra and Basie had previously collaborated on 1962’s Sinatra-Basie and 1964’s It Might As Well Be Swing, with both albums released on Sinatra’s Reprise label. The album was remixed and remastered and released in DVD-Audio in high-resolution stereo and multi-channel surround in 2003. An alternate version of the same show with a slightly different track list was released in November 2006 as part of the box set Sinatra: Vegas. The album is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America

Michael Martocci, hailed as one of the best tributes of Sinatra Music today, is a local talent from Morganville, New Jersey. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Martocci grew up with Frank Sinatra as a staple in his household. The sounds of his singing will bring back cherished memories. Michael lets this audience know that he is NOT a SINATRA IMPERSONATER.  You would have to be crazy to think that anyone can be Frank Sinatra.  He simply does these concerts to keep the music alive and make sure his Grandkids, Grandkids will know the name and the music of Frank Sinatra. He is joined by Dean Schneider and the Ol’ Blue Eyes orchestra playing all the original Sinatra charts.

Michael will be performing a lot of the songs featured on the historic album, Sinatra Live at the Sands with Count Basie and his band conducted by Quincy Jones. All the songs performed will be accompanied by the original Quincy Jones orchestrations — a must-see for the Sinatra fan.  The show will also feature Lots of photos and a never before seen video!

A “Jersey Boy,” Steve Trevelise was born in Newark, New Jersey. He was raised in Union City and moved to Marlboro when he was 15, and has lived in Old Bridge, Eatontown, East Windsor and Roosevelt. Steve started his radio career in both Long Branch, NJ and Trenton, NJ and then spent many years working in Philadelphia radio.  Steve can be heard every Monday-Thursday on NJ 101.5 FM from 7-11PM.

Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts


  • Shows will be seated with tables sold in “Table For Two,” “Table For Four” and “Table For Six” configurations only.
  • Tables will be positioned 6’ apart, with the front row of tables 12’ from the performers.
  • Only 150 seats will be available for performances at this time.
  • Drinks and concessions will be sold table-side; i.e.: no lining up at bars.
  • Patrons must wear masks at all times while inside the theatre, except when actively eating or drinking. No “gaiters” or bandanas are permitted.
  • Patrons are expected to abide by social distancing norms.
  • Temperatures will be taken at the door. Patrons with a body temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be permitted to enter. A refund will be issued.
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  • Tables will not be permitted to be split and resold. Patrons holding resold tickets will be denied entry and refunds will not be offered.
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  • Tables will not be permitted to be split and resold. Patrons holding resold tickets will be denied entry and refunds will not be offered.
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  • Patrons will be required to remain seated, unless getting up to leave or use restrooms.
  • Venue security will enforce ground rules, which will follow current CDC and State of New Jersey guidelines for indoor events.
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