Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill, Jazz, Etc. Hosts Ariana Savalas' SOPHISTICATED LADY CD Release Party Tonight
Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill Jazz...Etc. will present ARIANA SAVALAS - "SOPHISTICATED LADY," a CD Release and Birthday Celebration, Starring singer Ariana Savalas, with Guest Artist Pianist, Corky Hale for a One Night Only engagement tonight, January 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill, Jazz, Etc.; 2930 N. Beverly Glen Circle; Bel Air, Calif. Savalas will be accompanied by Joe Bagg, Piano; Steve Venz, Bass; Andy Sanesi, Drums and Steve Cottor, Guitar. Savalas will not only be celebrating her birthday that night, but the completion of her first jazz album entitled "SOPHISTICATED LADY." The concert will be followed by a CD signing.
Ariana Savalas, an American Jazz Fusion vocalist, actress, songwriter and daughter of the late actor, Telly Savalas, will perform some of her original songs, including: "One Man Show," "Shotgun," "Too Late" and "Perfect Man," along with popular standards. In addition, she will share some inside showbiz family stories. There is no Cover Charge. Food must be ordered to have reserved tables. For dinner reservations and further information, call 310-474-9400 or visit online at www.vibratogrilljazz.com. Dinner is available starting at 5:30 p.m. Free Valet Parking is available.
Ariana Savalas began her career as a Jazz singer in the Los Angeles cabaret scene then quickly advanced to a national stage, performing at venues including the New York Friars' Club, and at events such as the annual Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational and Smokey Robinson's Foundation Gala at the Waldorf Astoria. Savalas penned her debut single, "Perfect Man," in January 2012, produced by Mark Portmann, which also features guitarist Tim Pierce and bassist Paul Bushnell. The music video for the song features "Grey's Anatomy's" Eric Dane. Since the release of the video, it has been featured nationally on E! News and Music Choice, as well as Young Hollywood, USA Today, AOL Music, Yahoo Music, TMZ, and TV Guide.
The youngest daughter of legendary Emmy Awardâ-winning ("Kojak") and Academy Award-nominated ("Birdman of Alcatraz") actor Telly Savalas and inventor Julie Savalas, Ariana's diverse background includes attending a convent high school, touring Europe as a pop singer in her teens, studying Shakespeare and acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and attending Penn State University majoring in Criminology. Barely out of school, she won the title role of Miriam Shafer in the art-house feature film, "Miriam," a true story of a Lithuanian Holocaust survivor. Her most recent film is "Akrasia" by Polish director Xavier Tatarkiewicz, is due out next year.
Savalas has appeared at some of the nation's poshest clubs and special events including Herb Alpert's Vibrato in Beverly Hills, Birdland Jazz Club, Metropolitan Room, West Palm Beach's Royal Room, Palm Springs' McCallum Theater and at Chicago's Signature Room at the 95th in the John Hancock Building and Akoo Studios. She has also performed live on the nationally televised FOX Network's "American Newsroom," CW/WGN's "Superstation's MidDay Show," Las Vegas' "FOX 5 MORE Show," Chicago's ABC 7, the CBS Radio Network, the "Barry Z Show" and New York's "Joey Reynolds Show" on WOR Radio.