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My View: These Folks Found The Secret Sauce

My View: These Folks Found The Secret Sauce

What does a salad taste like without a fine dressing to enhance the grandeur of it’s basic ingredients? However, no matter how imaginative and skillful the flavorings of a dressing, it has to be used strategically, in just the right proportion and amount to be effective and achieve the goal of enhancing the original. Too much, and it will overpower. Too little and the final product would not reach the heights it’s fundamental artistry is capable of. Marilyn Maye was one of the first to discover this secret sauce. Liza soon recognized it as well as Linda Lavin, Kevin Spacey, Paulo Szot, and a host of other great artists. Now, one of the most significant singers of our generation is using this secret sauce. They have all availed themselves of the piano sounds of arguably one of the music world’s most creative and imaginative musicians. Last night Tony Bennett brought Palm Beach to its feet after practically every song, and Billy Stritch was at the keyboard playing just the right notes to make this a music night that will be remembered by everyone in the Kravis Center audience for a long time.

Tony Bennett & Billy Stritch

Tonny Bennett

The Kravis Center Palm Beach

Maestro Steven Reineke, The New York Pops & Eric Gabbard

Sunny Sessa & Billy Stritch

Sunny’s After Party
Billy Stritch, Sunny Sessam Ron Abel, Eda Sorokoff, Stephen Sorokoff, Chuck Steffan, Eric Gabbard, Steven Reineke, Valarie Christopher

THE ‘AFTER PARTY’  Valarie Christopher, Billy Stritch, Sunny Sessa, Ron Abel, Eda Sorokoff, Stephen Sorokoff, Chuck Steffan, Eric Gabbard, Steven Reineke

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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 Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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