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HE'S BACK!!! WALT ANDRUS "BIG BAND SINGER"

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Walt Is Back On Stage and Available For Booking

Walt Andrus' *STAR* began to rise with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra conducted by Buddy Morrow as THE vocalist beginning in 1988 after being a member of The Pied Pipers. Walt has performed Internationally on land and sea. Walt began his musical training quite young and was playing tenor sax with Big Bands at age 12. Singing began at 17 with local jazz groups and Sonny Costanzo's Jazz Orchestra recording 2 albums with him.

Buddy Morrow asked Walt to 'fill in' with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1986. In January of 1988 'The Road' beckoned and Walt joined The TDO full time. A great combination was born. Walt's smooth phrasing on ballads and swinging style paired with Buddy's incredible trombone inspired comparisons to Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey at their best! After his first trip to Sweden, The International Walt Andrus Society was founded in Malmo, Sweden by Stig Nillson During Andrus' tenure with the Dorsey organiztion, Walt was also entrusted to LEAD the Orchestra during Buddy's absenses to GREAT reviews! Maintaining the Dorsey tradition of excellence and adding his own personal flair!

Currently WALT ANDRUS is exploring NEW avenues! Symphony Orchestras, concerts, nightclubs and more recording! 'The Road' afforded Walt the opportunity to share the stage with many great stars and his idols. Tony Bennett, Vic Damone, Bobby Rydell, Dennis Bono, Frankie Laine, Dinah Shore, Steve Allen, Pat Cooper, Marty Brill, Kay Starr, Patti Paige, Connie Haines, Clint Holmes, Shirley Jones, The Maguire Sisters, The Four Lads, The Four Freshmen, Al Hirt, Gerry Mulligan and many others!

Partial List of Notable Venues and Performances: The Hollywood Bowl, The Waldorf Astoria, The Chestnut Room at Tavern On The Green, South St. Seaport, Lincoln Center, Shea Stadium (National Anthem), New York, NY, The G.W. Bush Inaugural Ball in Washington,DC, The Blue Room at The Fairmont Hotel New Orleans, The Moulin Rouge Room at The Fairmont Chicago, Sandstone Pavillion Kansas City, MO, The Melody Tent Cape Cod, MA, New Haven Jazz Festival, CT, Montreal Jazz Festival, Stockholm Jazz Festival, Sweden, Club Bird Yokohama,Japan, Busch Gardens Tampa, FL and Williamsburg,VA, Disneyland,CA, Rich Center, Stamford CT, Van Dyke Cafe Miami Beach, FL, Navy Pier San Diego, CA. The Sands, Resorts International Atlantic City, NJ, The Mirage, The Stardust, Las Vegas. The Cunard QE2, SS Norway, Celebrity Zenith, MSC Lyrica, Royal Viking Sun, Others available on request.

Radio, TV, Recordings: WQXR South St. Seaport, New York, NY, Public Radio Canada, St. Dennis Theatre, Montreal Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival Utrecht, Holland, Music Of Your Life Network, Stardust Network, PBS Television Special "Tommy Dorsey A Sentimental Journey " (VHS video), MIMO Records: "Sonny Costanzo Big Band III, Sweetheart Records: "Love's A Song", Hindsight Records: "Swing The Sinatra Way", Independent: "Let's Make Music" The Music Of Lyell Clay, The Howard Stern Show (radio)BIGBANDSINGER@charter.net
All addresses are checked regularly.

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Since 1988 I rode that Bus, My back is Killing ME

 The "NIGHT TRAIN" BUS will be rolling into YOUR town SOON! Be There Or Be Square!!! Say Hi to Buddy Morrow from Walt! You never know I may be there too!

 Just tryin' to keep an AMERICAN Art form alive and SWINGIN'!

 

GOD BLESS AMERICA

 And OUR FAMILIES , of ANY Nationality, Race or Religion who chose to come to this country.

SOME FAVORITE LINKS

BIG BAND JAZZ CAFE SOCIETY

Along with having been with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, I am on the Board Of Directors of
THE BIG BAND JAZZ CAFE SOCIETY. A not for profit orginzation promotimg the American art form of Jazz, Swing and Big Band Music. High Schools, Colleges, Theatres, Civic Centers etc. an entertaining and educational/clinic/lecture performances are available. Reach me or Dick Cully (see link)

Just to add...

Buddy Morrow and I remain friends and are working together again . To all the guys who I've met and gotten on the band over the years... Many laughs, some tears and a few late night poker games! We had a lot of fun and made some great music. And of course the Fans!.Keep an eye out for Myself with or without The TDO! See you SOON! Love, Walt Andrus

                                              SEE YOU SOON! WALT ANDRUS

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