Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Living Room music series welcomes fabulous entertainer Al Raitano with pianist Bob Grogan. This is their first time in this music series.
CPL Sedona, (aka Center for Positive Living), is located in the Village of Oak Creek at 45 Castle Rock Road. Tickets are $10 at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 7.
Al Raitano is a singer, comedian and consummate entertainer he has appeared in concert at some of the nation’s finest hotels as well as throughout Canada and Europe.
After being discharged from the Army in 1968 Al jumped into the world of show business, something he had dreamed of since as far back as he can remember. Got the part of the lead mail singer in a traveling nightclub show that ran for two years.
He left and formed the Al Raitano Show and the rest is history. Winner of NBC’s America’s Most Talented Senior. And recently inducted in Phoenix entertainers Hall of Fame. Al has also performed on television and in films as an actor, he co-stared with Earnest Borgnine in an independent film “Whiplash.”He appears on line in a Go Daddy commercial “Steam Room” and in a Seattle Mariners commercial, “Micky Loves You” While doing all of the above he also had the longest running floor show (10 years) at the beautiful Phoenix resort, The Pointe Hilton Tapatio.
Bob Grogan is best known for his group J&B on the rocks. Bob’s love of music has been evident since he was a child, but his life led him in other directions. After serving in the Marines Bob joined the LAPD in 1961. There he worked on major cases including being a primary detective on the hillside Strangler murders.
When Bob moved to Sedona in 1991 he went back to his first love, Music. Since then he has played with many singers but claims that “playing keyboards with Al Raitano has been the musical highlight of my career”
Founder of the In the Living Room music series, Shondra Jepperson commented, “It’s about time we feature Al Raitano and Bob Grogan in our music series! They are terrific and everyone is going to love these guys. Be sure to get there early because I’m expecting this concert to be sold out.”
December will feature a fun evening with singer musician Tommy Rocks (aka Tommy Anderson) on the 7th and jazz singer Pianist Steve Sandner returns solo on the 14th.
The concert series will be open on the 21st and 28th with artists TBA. Wed. January 4th, the Living Room series will return with African drummers Baba Vusi Shibambo and Connie Avery kick starting a full winter line up. January 11th will feature Living Room favorite Gary Simpkins and friends.
For more information visit http://www.cslsedona.org.