Sinoff is best known for his vocal talents - and a repertoire that is heavily weighted toward the Frank Sinatra songbook - but on this afternoon his material drew from many sources - including composers Isham Jones, Cole Porter, the brothers Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Mercer Ellington, Cy Coleman, Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern and Thelonious Monk.
Sinoff is a fine singer, but a close listen to his inventiveness at the keyboard reveals that he's a formidable pianist as well. His trio-mates were his longtime bassist Sherrell McCants and drummer Tony Vigilante, both of whom are skilled timekeepers and excellent improvisers and have impeccable bandstand chemistry with Sinoff.
He wound down the afternoon with his own version of Weill's "Mack the Knife," which he introduced in a way the song isn't generally thought of - as an ode about a serial killer.
Those who missed Sinoff's artistry in Venice, can catch up with him Tuesdays and Fridays at JD's Bistro and Grille in Port Charlotte, and Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Roadhouse Cafe in Fort Myers.
|Danny Sinoff, Sherrell McCants, Tony Vigilante|