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54 Below

Night Life
September 30 – October 5, 2014

Cover charge: $30 – $80

Food & Beverage Minimum $25

Cover Charge Additional $5 At Door


Tues, Sept 30 7:00pm Doors 5:00pm $30/40/60 Tickets
Wed, Oct 1 7:00pm Doors 5:00pm $30/40/55 Tickets
Fri, Oct 3 7:00pm Doors 5:00pm $35/45/75 Tickets
Sat, Oct 4 7:00pm Doors 5:00pm $40/45/50/80 Tickets
Sun, Oct 5 7:00pm Doors 5:00pm $35/45/70 Tickets

*Tickets on the day of performance after 2:00 are only available by calling 866.468.7619.

“He is two parts Sinatra to one part Billy Joel, meshed seamlessly.” – The New York Times

Acclaimed vocalist Tony DeSare returns to 54 Below with a brand new show: Night Life. The postmodern version of the classic, elegant New York night club of the 1950’s show will be brought to life in the only New York City night club left that still truly captures that ambiance. Tony DeSare’s new show will explore some of the most hauntingly beautiful and memorable melodies ever written, both old and new, plus a few new DeSare originals. From Cole Porter and Duke Ellington to Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson, the only requirement is a sophisticated, romantic and swinging melody. Add in a martini or two and you have the quintessential night out on the town. Featuring Tony’s quartet led by Tedd Firth on piano with Edward Decker on guitar, Steve Doyle on bass and Michael Klopp on drums.

Although the following songs are subject to change, they represent the type of material Tony will be performing: “To Make You Feel My Love” (Bob Dylan), a song covered by Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, and Adele, is interpreted here by Tony for Night Life in a true romantic ‘DeSare’ mood. Nightclubs have been swinging Cole Porter songs as soon as the ink was dry on them, and “It’s All Right With Me” has remained a fresh and exciting choice for over 6 decades. It may come as a surprise to the audience that the title song of this evening – “Night Life,” was one of songwriter Willie Nelson’s earliest hits. It has since become a jazz standard – and the anchor for this evening’s set list.

Other selections will include American Songbook tunes written by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse; Leon Russell; and Billy Strayhorn. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – a Sinatra classic written by David Mann and Bob Hilliard, captures the ‘noir’ mood ever present in the clubs of an earlier time. It is also a perfect entr’acte salute to what is nearly the beginning of the Chairman’s 100th birthday year celebration – which Tony is anticipating with great enthusiasm. Night Life, a night to remember and a night to look ahead – with Tony DeSare.

Past Performances

  • Tue, Sep 30 :7:00 pm
  • Sun, Oct 5 :7:00 pm
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