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My View: Jilly’s, Patsy’s, Feinstein’s/54 Below & Robert Davi

My View: Jilly’s, Patsy’s, Feinstein’s/54 Below & Robert Davi

Back in the day Frank Sinatra refused to sing in New York City nightclubs because the NYPD required you to be fingerprinted if you worked in a cabaret.  Luckily that law doesn’t exist today because I’m sure Robert Davi would have also thumbed his nose at NYC and we would not have heard his tribute show to Sinatra at Feinstein’s/54 Below last night.   There are lots of singers who sing “like” Frank and recreate some great music, but with Davi you also get the same exhilaration in the room that Sinatra generated. 

Like Frank Sinatra, Robert Davi is a great actor, which is an important component to his effectiveness as a singer.  Don’t expect an impersonation of the Chairman of the Board, but do expect to feel the electricity when Davi opens with “I’ve Got The World On A String” and continues through  the Sinatra Song Book.  Feinstein’s/54 Below is a few blocks away from Jilly’s and Patsy’s but it was ground zero for that era’s swinging music last night.

One more chance to see Robert Davi tonight (May 17) at Feinstein’s/54 Below

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Robert Davi


Eda Sorokoff & Robert Davi

Sunny Sessa & Robert Davi

Jamie deRoy, Daniel Dunlow, Eda Sorokoff

Robert Davi


Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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