Jon Secada: EXPRESSIONS: THE JAZZ ALBUM
FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, will continue its star-studded Fall 2009 season with the debut of Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter, JON SECADA. For his show at Feinstein?s Secada will celebrate the release of his new CD ? Expressions: The Jazz Album ? a stunning collection of new songs, classic standards and Secada hits. Songs will include the evergreen favorites ?Chances Are? and ?What A Wonderful World,? the Secada hits ?Angel? and ?Just Another Day? with a twist and Jon?s own jazz-flavored arrangements and, some new tunes including ?Find Me In Your Dreams,? a touching tribute to his children. All shows take place at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).
JON SECADA is known by millions as an international superstar who has sold over 20 million records worldwide, written and produced his own hits as well as those for such artists as Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez. What many do not know is that Jon received his Master?s Degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Miami and finds much of his musical inspiration and passion for this album from such vocalists at Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Hartman and Joe Williams.
After starting his career as a songwriter and background vocalist for superstar Gloria Estefan, Jon?s 1992 self-titled debut album sold more than six million copies worldwide and was certified triple platinum in the U.S.A, where it reached No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. He later scored a Top 5 hit with the single "Just Another Day," and three more top 30 hits, "Angel," "I'm Free," and "Do You Believe in Us?" The Spanish language version of the album, Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte, became the Number One Latin album of 1992 and earned Jon his first Grammy Award, for Best Latin Pop Album. This landmark success was followed in 1994 by Jon's second album, Heart Soul and Voice, which went platinum in the U.S.A. and spun off the Top 10 hit "If You Go" and a Top 30 hit "Mental Picture."
His third album, Amor, was released in 1995 and earned the singer his second Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance. In 1995, Jon took a step out of the music spotlight and on to the Broadway stage where he dazzled audiences and critics as the first-ever Latin Danny Zuko in the revival of Grease. In 2003 Jon returned to Broadway and received more critical acclaim for his starring role as the Emcee in the Sam Mendes production of Cabaret. Following Broadway, Jon went on to star in a tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber?s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. When he returned to pop music in 2006 with Same Dream, once again Secada received more rave reviews and the CD was hailed by Billboard as ?the kind of meticulously produced album that most of us thought were a thing of the past.?