Bobby thoroughly enjoyed performing with The Solano Symphony for two fabulous evenings in Fairfield and Vacaville, California. Bobby and the symphony, conducted by Semyon Lohss, treated the audience to the songs of Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Huesen, Frank Loesser and more. For the first time Bobby had the opportunity to perform one of his favorite songs, "Our Town" (Cahn/Van Huesen), which was sung by Sinatra on NBC's "Producers' Showcase – Our Town" in 1955. The lyrics and melody are very touching, and Bobby gets a little misty when he sings it.
(Symphony photos compliments of Jane Higgins)
Many of you caught one of Bobby's Big Band shows at the world-famous Birdland in NYC. The four night run was a real party! Bobby was flattered to see several fans from Japan at Birdland. Yes, they traveled halfway around the world to see the show! Fans and old friends from around the US showed up too. It was like a reunion with great music, great food and drink. Along with some of his own songs, Bobby delivered a really cool rendition of "Angel Eyes", the ultimate saloon song.
(Backstage at Birdland with the multi-talented media personality, Valerie Smaldone)
Bobby hopes to see you at his next show aboard The Spirit Cruise Ship as part of The Smooth Cruise Series. Please join Bobby and his R& B band on July 15th for two shows 6:30 & 9:30 PM at Pier 63 – Chelsea Piers, West Side Highway & 23rd Street, New York City. (tickets: 866-483-3866 or www.spiritofnewyork.com)
Stay tuned for more news about Bobby performing with the legendary Diane Schuur.
Diane Schuur "Deedles" and Bobby Caldwell with 14 piece big band
Meanwhile back at the ranch….Bobby and the family have welcomed a new horse at the farm. "Godfather" served with the Morris County Mounted Police for close to twenty years. The Caldwell family thanks their friends on the force for placing this dear retired gentleman in their care.