Jonathan Poretz Band

Jazz - Standards - Swing - Rat Pack - Sinatra - Big Band
Bay Music and Entertainment performer Jonathan Poretz Band

Some say he was born with a microphone in his hand. That would explain why Jonathan Poretz is so comfortable performing his brand of great American jazz standards to audiences large and small. Whether appearing in an intimate club or a large outdoor venue, Jonathan brings an electric energy to any stage he’s on, a talent he’s been cultivating since his early teens, when he sang professionally in bands that featured jazz greats including Charlie Shavers, Chuck Wayne and Joe Puma in his home town of New York City.

Blending the swinging vocal stylings of Sinatra, Torme, Bennett and Darin, Jonathan is equally comfortable performing with a trio or a 17-piece big band, putting his own unique stamp on every song he sings and every story he tells through the great American standard songbook.

Jonathan has been appearing as Frank Sinatra in the “Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey & Dean (The Rat Pack)” in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Boston. He also appears regularly at various Bay Area venues, including LJ’s Martini Club & Grille (Sony Metreon), Jazz @ Shanghai 1930 and The Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay.

He is also a regular vocalist with the Harold Jones Boss Men big band, led by legendary drummer Harold Jones, the beat behind Count Basie in the 1970s and Sarah Vaughan in the 1980s, and currently on tour with Tony Bennett. His recent appearances with the Boss Men included performances at the Russian River and Calistoga Jazz Festivals in the fall of 2004. Jonathan can also be heard as the featured vocalist for the Starduster Orchestra big band and the Joe Agro Sextet, performing swinging standards at public venues, such as the Sausalito Arts Fair, the Caledonia Street Fair and Jazz and Blues by the Bay in Sausalito as well as various private events in the Bay Area.

Accolades from the Press:Silky smooth and swingin’, Jonathan Poretz’s voice beautifully wraps around a lyric and lets the song soar! Jan Wahl – KCBS Radio, KRON TV San Francisco (Apr 30, 2006)

Photo courtesy of Amy Tolbert Event: Swingin’ in Downtown Oakland on Valentine’s Day 2006

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Jonathan Poretz Band

BIG BAND/SWING/JAZZ
1. Almost Like Being In Love
2. Cheek To Cheek
3. I’m Glad There Is You
4. A Lot Of Living To Do
5. Fly Me To The Moon
6. On The Street Where You Live
7. Angel Eyes
8. Day In, Day Out
9. Beyond The Sea
10. Mack The Knife
11. I Wanna Be Around
12. It Never Entered My Mind
13. At Last
14. I Could Write A Book
15. How Insensitive/A Day In The Life
16. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
17. Just One Of Those Things
18. A Foggy Day
19. Birth Of The Blues
20. Come Rain or Come Shine
21. The Song Is You
22. I’ve Got The World On A String
23. My One And Only Love
24. Old Devil Moon
25. But Beautiful
26. Since I Fell For You
27. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
28. The Way You Look Tonight
29. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
30. That’s All
31. And One More For The Road
32. All Of Me
33. Dindi
34. Day By Day
35. I’ll Be Around
36. But Not For Me
37. All Or Nothing At All
38. Watch What Happens
39. Let’s Fall In Love
40. Someone To Watch Over Me
41. Too Close For Comfort
42. Just In Time
43. I Wish You Love
44. My Romance
45. Come Fly With Me
46. All The Way
47. Time After Time
48. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
49. Embraceable You
50. Where Or When
51. Here’s That Rainy Day
52. It Had To Be You
53. Jump, Jive & Wail
54. My Funny Valentine
55. The Good Life
56. I See Your Face Before Me
57. Falling In Love With Love
58. Gentle Rain
59. I’ll Remember April
60. Then I’ll Be Tired Of You
61. The Shadow Of Your Smile
62. You Make Me Feel So Young
63. The Lady Is A Tramp
64. My Time Of Day/I’ve Never Been In Love Before
65. Moon River
66. Oh Look At Me Now
67. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
68. The More I See You
69. This Time The Dream’s On Me
70. Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
71. As Long As I’m Singing
72. Begin The Beguine
73. The Coffee Song
74. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
75. Don’t Worry About Me
76. East of The Sun
77. French Foreign Legion
78. From This Moment On
79. How Do You Keep The Music Playing
80. I’ll Be Seeing You
81. I’ve Gotta Be Me
82. Learning The Blues
83. Luck Be A Lady
84. Makin’ Whoopee
85. My Kind Of Town
86. Night & Day
87. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
88. Pennies From Heaven
89. The Summer Wind
90. Teach Me Tonight
91. The Tender Trap
92. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
93. Witchcraft

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