Nationally acclaimed song stylist Michael Matone performs in the elegance and style of all the greats he shows tribute: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Michael Buble. With a 3-12 piece jazz band available, he was selected 'Best Tribute Artist'- by TalentGold/UK and 'Most Intriguing FL Personality' by Florida Mag. A professional and up beat crowd pleaser', he's a versatile entertainer - emcee, actor and singer, whose 'Miami Rat Pack' is one of the best in the country.[see photo gallery] In addition to Buble arrangements, ballads, jazz, swing, Michael sings an array of songs in 3 other languages: Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Resides in St. Paul, MN and Palm Bch, FL.
Michael J Matone with accompanist James A Wallace on Tenor Saxophone terrorized the crowd who came out to support the Music Literacy Program. They were a force to be reckoned with.
Price Range: $500 - $3000
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
As an entertainer Michael has performed at major hotels and resorts such as Trump's Maralago, MPLS Target
Center, Ritz-Carlton/Orlando ,Palm Bch, Miami Bch; Midwestern, So. Florida and Las Vegas casinos; national political fundraisers in Colorado and Minnesota; movies [Airport, The Genie]; theatre leads [Gianni Sent Me, 1940s Radio Hour]; Corporate Banquets, community and cultural events such as numerous Italia Fests.
Born and raised in New York, Michael lived most of his adult life in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Miami/Palm Bch, and Southern Europe [Spain, Italy, Greece]. Last year he was honored in being selected 'Best Tribute Artist' by TalentGold/UK and 'Most Intriguing FL Personality', Florida Monthly Magazine. Featured article on Michael is in the prestigious Boca Raton Magazine.
He is also Dr. Michael J. Baglino, Ed. D., an adjunct college professor of behavioral sciences - psychology and sociology.
Married with 3 children, Michael says he owes his singing career to the inspiration and example of Clarke Andrews, the great New York and European baritone of the 40s, 50s and 60s, and Joe Matone, sensational Brooklyn welterweight.
The Matone/Baglinos live in South Florida.
He is available as a special Frank Sinatra tribute artist, Matone's 'Rat Pack' or "The Michael Matone Show" with the Masters of Jazz, 3-12 piece, with or without accompanying acts.
|The Masters of Jazz||3 - 8 piece band|
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