Rob Kevlin: Silver Screen Serenade
September 24, 2021
Rob Kevlin is a charismatic and multi-talented singer/performer. He has thrilled audiences with concerts at Broadway’s premiere supper club, Feinstein’s/54 Below as well as performances in the legendary Barbra Streisand Room at The Friars Club in NYC, Carnegie Hall, The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Writer’s Guild Theater and more.
Now with his electric new show, Silver Screen Serenade, Rob pays tribute to the greatest movie songs of all time including “Besame Mucho” from Follow The Boys, “Sway” from The Wedding Date, “Under The Sea” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, “The Prayer” from Quest For Camelot, “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” from Bohemian Rhapsody, “Unchained Melody” from Ghost, and so many more. An unforgettable evening not to be missed!!
Concert Manager: Lee Shapiro
Musical Director and Pianist: Yaron Gershovsky
Drums: Clint de Ganon
Bass: Boris Kozlov
Yaron Gershovsky is a world-renowned Pianist/Keyboardist, Arranger, Composer
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Yaron has launched his musical career touring with the great Jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and recording with Wayne Shorter (on the album “Atlantis”).
Since 1979, Yaron has been the Musical Director and Pianist/Keyboardist for the world-renowned vocal group The Manhattan Transfer. He has toured and recorded with them, as well as written instrumental and vocal arrangements for them. Yaron is a participant both as a player and as an arranger to two of The Manhattan Transfer’s Grammy awards: “Corner Pocket”, (Piano), and
“Why Not” (Piano and Instrumental arrangement).
In addition, Yaron has recorded and/or performed with Lonnie Smith, Steve Gadd, Abraham Laboriel, Lew Soloff, Janis Siegel, Ray Brown, Grady Tate, Don Sebesky, The Count Basie Orchestra, Richie Havens, Take 6, and Toots Thiemann.
He was the Vocal Arranger for the hit Broadway Musical City of Angels, as well as numerous other shows, workshops and productions.
Yaron performed in Carnegie Hall under the direction of the famed conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas, (Musical Director/Conductor of the San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra). Among his numerous CD’s – “Personal Notes”, and “State of Mind”. The latter features guest appearances by The Manhattan Transfer (On Lee Morgan’s classic “The Sidewinder”, with lyrics by Jon Hendricks), and Janis Siegel.
Recently, Yaron released two album projects, all recorded remotely during the pandemic. “Up Close from Afar – Solo Piano”, and “Up Close from Afar – Collaborations”. A new studio album release is now in the works.
In 1973, at the age of 19, Lee Shapiro joined Frankie Valli as one of the legendary Four Seasons. As keyboardist/ musical director, Lee toured the world performing classic hits like “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “Sherry”, and “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. Lee was the arranger on the multi-million sellers “Oh, What A Night” and “Who Loves You”. In the 1980’s Lee collaborated with hit songwriters L. Russell Brown, Sandy Linzer and Irwin Levine, writing music for the hot recording artists of the day. In 1990, Lee formed Lee Shapiro Music, a creative company providing music for advertising and the media. Countless TV themes and commercials were created for NBC, CBS, ABC, Coca Cola, Budweiser, and on and on. In 1991, Lee collaborated with Barry Manilow in the production of his show Copacabana, The Musical. In 1999, Lee diversified his talents and created the “must have” toys of 2000 and 2001, “Rock N Roll Elmo” and “Rock N’ Roll Ernie” for Mattel/ Fisher-Price. Located in New Jersey, Lee Shapiro has been on the NYC music scene for more than three decades. “Leaving Manhattan School of Music at nineteen years of age to become one of
Frankie Valli’s 4 Seasons gave me the opportunity to see the world and perfect my craft. Orchestrations and arrangements were written on planes and in hotel rooms and performed the same night, sometimes without rehearsal.” Playing to sell-out audiences in venues such as the London Palladium, The Sydney Opera House, The Grand Ole Opry and Madison Square Garden gave Lee the vehicle to meet and ultimately collaborate with stars ranging from Barry Manilow and Tommy James to the London Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, amid the success of the Broadway show Jersey Boys, Lee had a discussion with his friend of 40 years, Frankie Valli. Soon after, he called a group of friends and music industry colleagues, and the classic rock supergroup, The Hit Men was formed. The group has now been touring and recording for the last 11 years, playing to thousands of fans nationally.
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter the club.
His voice is strong with rich tone as he soars..a delight for pop audiences
I really enjoyed singing with such a super-talented, rising star.
Tony and Grammy Award Winner, Jennifer Holliday