Tony DeSare

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Tony DeSare
Born1976
Glens Falls, New York, U.S.
Genres Jazz, soul
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsPiano, vocals
Labels Telarc, AJD
Associated acts Postmodern Jukebox
Website www.tonydesare.com

Tony DeSare (born 1976) is an American jazz singer, pianist and songwriter.

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Early life

DeSare was born in Glens Falls, New York in 1976. [1] He began playing the piano as a young child, and had public performances in his late teens. [1] He kept performing locally during his studies at Ithaca College. [1]

Later life and career

DeSare moved to New York in 1998 and played in a hotel, then performed in an off-Broadway musical. [1] He met guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, who helped his career develop. [1]

DeSare's debut album, Want You, was released by Telarc in 2005. [1] The material included standards, covers of lesser-known pieces, and originals. [2] It peaked at No. 43 on the Billboard jazz albums chart. [3]

DeSare's 2007 release Last First Kiss also included originals and standards, from Prince's "Kiss" and Carole King's "I Feel the Earth Move" to "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You" and "How Deep Is the Ocean?" [4] It was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday [5] and reached No. 8 on the Billboard jazz albums chart. [3]

Telarc released Radio Show, which included standards and DeSare's originals, around 2009. [6] A Christmas album, Christmas Home, was released by AJD around 2016. [7]

Discography

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