Sinatra-Singing AGT Champion to Perform in Old Blue Eyes’ Backyard
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Schedules May concerts in New Jersey, New York
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the season six, Sinatra-singing winner of NBC Television’s “America’s Got Talent” program, has scheduled his first ever concert appearances in Old Blue Eyes’ New York and New Jersey stomping grounds, and fans of both crooners are snapping up tickets to see Landau interpret Old Blue Eyes’ biggest hits.
Murphy, the dreadlocked singing sensation who won the million dollar grand prize on “America’s Got Talent” by crooning Sinatra’s biggest hits, performs this Sunday night May 4th at 7:30pm at the beautiful oceanfront Cape May Convention Hall along with Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra. Tickets are on sale now at Cape May Convention Hall Box Office, online at http://www.landaumurphyjr.com/show/cape-may-nj/[www.landaumurphyjr.com __title__ ], or by calling (855) 708-9699 or (609) 884-9563. Admission is $30.00.
Landau’s band, the Hollywood, California based No Vacancy Orchestra, is a full big band in the style of Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Michael Bublé, and Harry Conick Jr. Led by vocalist and frontman Dave Damiani, the orchestra plays venues all over the world. After seeing Landau and the No Vacancy Orchestra perform together at a 2013 concert appearance, Myrna Daniels of the LA Jazz Scene raved: “Wow, what a tremendous night of big band jazz!”
Landau will wrap up the month of May in New York City (no doubt singing “New York, New York”) performing an up-close, intimate late night dinner show with his small jazz combo at Manhattan hotspot 54 Below on Friday night May 30th at 11pm. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.54below.com [www.54below.com __title__ ] or by calling (646) 476.3551. 54 Below is located beneath the legendary Studio 54, at 254 West 54th Street in the heart of Manhattan.
Landau is honored to make his 54 Below debut in conjunction with his book signing appearance the previous day at Book Expo America at the Jacob Javitz Center, where he will be meeting fans and signing his motivational biography “Landau: From Washing Cars to Hollywood Star.” The best-seller spent several weeks during the Christmas holidays at #1 on the Amazon.com Jazz Books chart and received a “Mom’s Choice” award.
54 Below, known as Broadway’s Supper Club, offers an unforgettable New York nightlife experience, combining performances by Broadway and the music world’s best with world class dining in an elegant setting. 54 Below has become Broadway’s living room; a home away from home for Broadway professionals and audiences alike. 54 Below has set a new culinary standard for New York City entertainment venues.
Since winning NBC TV’s America’s Got Talent, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. has toured across the country to sold-out audiences, but New York and New Jersey maintain a very special place in his heart. Hoboken, New Jersey is Frank Sinatra’s hometown, and right next door to Cape May. Atlantic City’s Sands Casino showroom is the home of Sinatra’s final U.S. concert appearance in 1996. (Damiani, Landau’s friend and opening vocalist in Cape May, was in attendance at Old Blue Eyes’ final performance at the Sands). And, it’s in New York City’s Javitz Center (home of Murphy’s Book Expo America signing May 30th) that Landau waited in line for over fourteen hours for the life changing chance to sing to America’s Got Talent judges for his shot at stardom. Landau aced the audition and subsequent performances on the top rated TV talent competition with his smooth vocal take on The Great American Songbook classics from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Cole Porter and more, all of which he’ll be performing LIVE at his upcoming performances at Cape May Convention Hall and 54 Below.
After winning a million dollars and a headlining slot at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Landau’s debut CD ‘That’s Life’ on Columbia Records (produced by Grammy winner Steve Tyrell) captured #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts. Murphy’s 2013 follow-up Christmas Made For Two CD was a best selling benefit fundraising vehicle for The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, one of many Mountain State charities Landau has supported generously with his time and talent, helping raise over a million dollars for his fellow West Virginians.
Landau’s recent tour of China and his visit to U.S. Troops in Germany are among his career highlights, which also includes performances with Patti Labelle and The Temptations and appearances at The Apollo Theater, Hollywood’s Catalina Club, The California State Fair and TV’s The View, The Talk, The Anderson Cooper Show, Fox and Friends, Piers Morgan Tonight, The Wendy Williams Show and both the Macy’s and Hollywood Christmas parades. Landau has just completed recording tracks for his upcoming third album at the famed Capitol Records Studio “B” in Hollywood, where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland and dozens more recorded some of their biggest hits.
In June 2014, Landau will receive the Ten Outstanding Young Americans award presented by the United States Junior Chamber (the Jaycees), sharing the honor with previous recipients that include Elvis Presley, Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Bill Clinton and fellow West Virginian Chuck Yeager.