The Duprees to Perform with Glenn Miller Orchestra at bergenPAC, 5/4
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey announces spectacular pre Mother's Day Celebration with The Duprees and the world famous Glenn Miller Band Orchestra on Sunday, May 4th at a special matinee performance at 3PM. New Jersey icons The Duprees from Jersey City and the legendary Glenn Miller Band put together by Glenn Miller who lived in Tenafly -reunite together on one stage at bergenPAC as a pre Mother's Day Celebration. Tickets available now at www.ticketmaster.com or bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030.
With their unique sound and outstanding vocal harmonies, The Duprees are still entertaining audiences in major venues throughout the world; appearing with some of the biggest names in show business. Although there have been changes over the years, the group is still intact and still performing to standing ovations at each performance.
The Duprees are known the world over for their romantic interpretations of some of the most beautiful love songs ever written. They have made a career out of giving new life to old hits. If you take the Glenn Miller arrangements of the 1940's along with the tunes of Joni James, Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Nat King Cole, (just to name a few) and put them together, you have the sound of The Duprees.
The group was founded in the early 1960s in Jersey City, New Jersey by William L. Dickinson High School students Michael Arnone, Joe Santollo, John Salvato, Tom Bialoglow, and lead singer Joey Canzano (later known as Joey Vann). George Paxton, a former big band leader was impressed by the group's style and signed them to his Coed Records label. Their first single "You Belong to Me" had previously been a hit for Jo Stafford in 1952. The Duprees' version was given a big band backing by Paxton and reached the US top ten in 1962.
The band had more top 40 hits in the next few years. "My Own True Love" was a vocal adaptation of "Tara's Theme" from the soundtrack of Gone with the Wind and became the group's second hit. "Have You Heard" and "Why Don't You Believe Me" also reached the Top 40 charts and, like "You Belong to Me," were originally early '50s female vocal hits (Joni James, in this case). The band became known for mixing doo-wop vocals with big band arrangements