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Steven Maglio moved from his normal venue the Carnegie Club on West 57th Street, where he does a very entertaining Frank Sinatra tribute show each Saturday evening, to Feinstein’s at Loew’s Regency on Monday evening for a performance entitled Not Just Sinatra. In addition to singing some of the lesser-known songs that Sinatra had recorded, the 90-minute show contained songs that Sinatra surprisingly never recorded. The elegant looking Mr. Maglio brought his strong very masculine voice to songs associated with Nat Cole, Matt Monro, Steve Lawrence, Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Armstrong.
Mr. Maglio is at his very best when doing Sinatra songs and his opening number a spirited rendition of Rodgers and Hart’s Where or When got the show off to a great start. Mr. Maglio sang Nat King Cole’s. ‘Tis Autumn using Sinatraish phrasing that could have been the way Sinatra would have covered the song. I loved the way he did the Sammy Davis song from Ocean’s 11. E-O Eleven. Mr. Maglio is adept at singing swinging Sinatra numbers, but can also do the soft Sinatra nicely, as he displayed singing Nancy With the Laughing Face with only a guitar solo. Dean Martin’s daughter Deanna Martin, who is appearing at Feinstein’s this week, joined Steven Maglio in a mini-tribute to her dad when they sang Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields’ I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.
Mr. Maglio’s closing number was a very spirited Glory of Love and the encore; Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again was a beautiful way to end the evening.