Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) continues its free Sunday programs at the Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth, with Cleveland-based vocalist Dane Vannatter on February 14, 2021, at 2 pm. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Vannatter will sing the romantic songs of Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin and other songwriters of the Great American Songbook. Dane will be accompanied by Joe Hunter on piano.
Reserve seats online at www.ormaco.org or call 330-722-2541.
About Dane Vannatter
Dane Vannatter is the recipient of two Bistro Awards from BackStage in New York, for Outstanding Vocalist and for his second CD Flight. Dane has been acclaimed by reviewers at The New York Post, The Boston Globe and BackStage for a style that “blends facets of cabaret and jazz with intelligence and care.” The Boston Globe remarks “Dane Vannatter’s distinctive style leaves an imprint on whatever music he sings. His voice has a floating quality that gets in your head and won’t leave…. his music is a swinging, soaring adventure!” Dane has been nominated for 4 MAC awards and is a Nightlife Award finalist. Dane was featured at the annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention at Town Hall in Manhattan and has performed in venues nationally and internationally. Dane sings regularly at Cleveland’s Nighttown and his most recent Give Me Something Real was released in 2016 to much critical acclaim.
Joe Hunter has been playing piano professionally since 1978 and his versatility has garnered him work with an array of artists. He attended Cleveland State University where a 1979 exchange program in Rio De Janeiro fueled his fascination for Brazilian rhythms. He returned to Brazil in 1981 to study at the Universidade Gamma Filho. From 1987 to 1996 he served on the Conservatory of Music faculty at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, He has performed with many national artists including Conti Condoli, Tito Puente, and Scott Hamilton, and is a favorite at many JazzFest events. Joe has been with the Tri-C Jazz Studies program for several years and is co-host of the popular Song Is You! Series produced by Tri-C JazzFest.