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Welcome to the Official Website for Tony Messina the jazz singer. Tony Messinas recent show at the Cuillo Centre for the Arts took Southern Florida by storm and trying to procure a last minute reservation was an exercise in dashed hopes. Once the word got out the theatre was sold out. The show title Time for Love had the audience swooning. The entire stage was practically covered with long stem red roses. "Tony takes over a stage far better than many of his singing contemporaries," says the Palm Beach Post. The Palm Beach Illustrated labeled Tony "Sensational." Prior to the Cuillo Tony was invited to sing for Tony Bennett who was being honored by the Sons Of Italy Organization. He caught the attention of Larry King and President Clinton who was in attendance. Tony has performed for the Oslo Jazz Festival as well as the New Orleans and Aspen Jazz Festivals. He also performed a tribute to Frank Sinatra for the American Ambassador to Norway. That project was entitled "Ol' Blue Eyes," in which Messina wrote the title song and arranged historical and musical milestones in Sinatra's life and career to remember and honor the greatest voice of all time. As Messina prepares to take his new show Time for Love on tour, he continues to compose and arrange new material for his next CD. It's working title is "For Lovers Only." Messina has performed with such entertainment luminaries as Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton, Louie Bellson, David Letterman, Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield, Merv Griffin and sang for the Chairman of the Board himself, who was a major fan! After a number of early recordings, including one for United Artists Records, Tony left the music work to try his talented writing and acting skills on the big screen and television. He acted on "The Young and The Restless," "General Hospital" and in two Mel Brooks films, "History of the World" and "Life Stinks." Messina's warm, rich voice and impressive keyboard skills allow him to mix meaningful renditions of selections from The Great American Songbook with original compositions. On his 1997 release, This is What I Am (R&M 1902), Messina poses the musical question "What makes a great song?" and answers it convincingly! From the mellow and moving takes on "Little Boy Lost" and "Here's To Life" to the snappy swings through "Fever," "That's All" and Van Morrison's "Moondance," Messina covers the bases abundantly, making sure there is something for every fan and admirer of "great" music. Messina has wowed listeners and reviews alike. Labeled by Variety as "Dangerous, may be habit forming," Messina is regarded by the New York Post as "Excellent!" The San Francisco Chronicle claims that Tony has "impeccable phrasing, a silky style and effortless authenticity." Louie Bellson ranks Messina up among "the swingingest singers ever." Speaking of Messina, Steve Martin prolaims "I love your voice, I listen to your CD's all the time!" Harrison Ford enthuses "You're special, I love your style!" Frank Sinatra noted Messina's "great voice and intonation" long ago, and Barbara Sinatra continued to be "dazzled by Messina's talent." It's time to discover Tony Messina for yourself! Tony has performed at the Aspen, New Orleans and Oslo Jazz Festivals as well as the Plush Room in San Francisco, the Cinegrill in Los Angeles, the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, the National Buildings Museum in Washington, D.C. honoring Tony Bennett and Alice Tully Hall/Lincoln Center in New York City.