Tuesday, January 09, 2018

If You Love Frank, Dean, or Sammy, When You’re Smiling Is For You

Tim Tamashiro’s New Show Celebrates the Rat Pack’s Friendships, Songs, and Stories

Three best friends: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr were the lead members of the Rat Pack; a group of entertainers centered on the Las Vegas casino scene in the 1960s. Tim Tamashiro’s new show, When You’re Smiling, is a tribute to the Rat Pack that celebrates their friendship, songs, and stories. Learn more about how Frank, Dean, and Sammy lived the high life, faced racism and gangsters, and sang incredible music. Get to know three of the most talented rascals to ever don tuxedos, through Tim Tamashiro, at Horizon Stage on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Tim Tamashiro is one of Canada's most trusted voices in jazz. He graced airwaves nationally on CBC Radio 2’s Tonic for ten years, starting as the weekend host in 2007 and taking over full hosting duties six nights a week in 2012. An Alberta boy through and through, Tim grew up in Blackfalds, graduated from the Music Program at Red Deer College, worked in Edmonton, and now resides in Calgary with his wife and two children.

As an executive entertainer, Tim has sung for businesses, prime ministers, world leaders, and royalty; including Queen Elizabeth. In the 80s he co-founded the rock band The Mile High Club and in the 90s he was a member of jazz group The Swinging Bovines. Tim has released four CDs, including his most recent, Drinky, in 2016. He is also a keynote speaker.  Tim recently dove head first into the world of digital storytelling by starting a YouTube channel that focuses on living and learning, and a weekly podcast called “Hit Story” that tells the fascinating tales behind hit songs and the people who create them. Tim’s a bit of a music history buff…

When You’re Smiling is a replacement for Tim’s originally scheduled concert with Tommy Banks who has had to bow out of their tour for health reasons. Three musicians - playing base, piano, and drums - will join Tim onstage to help him showcase this ingenious time in music’s history - the era of the Rat Pack.

Enjoy an evening of great songs, cold drinks, and bad jokes with Tim Tamashiro’s When You’re Smiling at Horizon Stage on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

“When You’re Smiling the Whole World Smiles With You”
- Louis Armstrong (Recorded by Dean Martin in 1953)

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