2013 proved to be a banner year for Tom Wopat. From the Feb. 12 release of his eighth recording I’ve Got Your Number, to his role in Quentin Tarrantino’s highly anticipated film Django Unchained,(released 2012 Christmas) and the release of the ABC –TV family musical movie Lovestruck, in which he stars with Jane Seymour. While one can’t help recall his starring role in the ‘80’s hit television seriesThe Dukes of Hazzard, it is Tom Wopat, jazz vocalist and the Tony nominated star of Broadway that’s been garnering high critical acclaim for the last two decades.
With I’ve Got Your Number, Tom’s musical expedition has traveled into even more colorful territory. Backed by a thirty-piece orchestra, he fulfills his desire to focus on what he describes as the “orchestra/big band hybrid of the ‘60s and ‘70s.” “Like what Bobby Darin was doing,” he says. “Frank Sinatra did big band then, too, everybody did. And we really wanted to go for that — in the standards as well as the contemporary tunes. We’ve evoked the spirit of the New York supper club era and the cool vibe of the Mad Men days. The recording swings hard and there’s a lot of really fine music.”
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