Sebastian Anzaldo is fast becoming one of the top ‘Frank Sinatra’ interpreters in the country. In just a few short years, he has honed his act to perfecting the essence of the great musical icon. With the voice, looks and mannerisms of Ol’ Blue Eyes, Sebastian has wowed audiences from coast to coast. The De Smet Concert Series brings this ‘Sebastian Sings Sinatra’ performance to the Midstate Theater stage at the De Smet Event Center at 3:00 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 12. Individual tickets are also on sale now.
“We are so thrilled to be able to bring entertainment direct from Las Vegas to De Smet,” says Nancy Montross, De Smet Concert Series Chairman. “It is with the help of our sponsors and our loyal concert supporters that we can bring someone of Sebastian’s quality entertainment to our area. He is a top performer in Vegas.”
Originally hailing from Omaha, Neb., Anzaldo grew up in a musical family (his father a sax player and later a talent agent, his mother a singer). He started playing drums and singing at age 11 and began his professional career working with bands soon after that. After ten years of playing in and around his hometown, including a cross-country road stint for the Air Force, Anzaldo's passion for jazz led him to New York, compliments of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The next year, he headed to the opposite coast to make his fame and fortune. L.A. became his home for 14 years, where he continued to work playing venues, touring and recording. Anzaldo formed the show band "Wild Life" in 1993, and soon relocated to The Entertainment Capitol of the World. It was around this time that he discovered his 'knack for doing Frank' and began incorporating it into his show, which was met by audiences with great enthusiasm. "Wild Life" became one of the most popular acts on the Vegas circuit, a stint that lasted eight successful years. This in turn led to his headlining with Sharon Owens as Barbra Streisand in the wonderful “Barbra & Frank, The Concert That Never Was...” at the Riviera.
The Las Vegas Sun reported, “Anzaldo has the Sinatra swagger...he immerses himself in the character.”
“Sebastian Sings Sinatra” is the result of a great love and understanding of the ‘Great American Songbook’ as Francis Albert sang it. Anzaldo has made a name for himself with his stellar performances and charismatic stage presence.
Individual concert tickets may be purchased for $18 by calling the De Smet Event Center, (605) 854-6060. De Smet Concert Series members do not need to call for tickets.