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TONY ANGELO - Musician, Entertainer, Colleague & Friend

TONY ANGELO - is one of the finest Saxophonist from the South Philadelphia area. He traveled the East & West Coasts plus touring Internationally as a leader & side man with many combos playing Rhythm & Blues, Big Band arrangements and Jazz - - - Giving him the opportunity to appear at many well-known showrooms and lounges in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Miami. On many occasions he shared the bandstand with many top-name recording artists and performers during the 1960s & '70s. This experience as a musician and performer of more than 25 years in the entertainment business gave him a wealth of knowledge to manage, produce and secure bookings for other leading musicians during his career as booking agent.  

During this time, Tony teamed-up with another professional entertainer & trumpet player and big band master Andy Angel (Angelucci) from upstate Pennsylvania.  Together they began performing as a musical revue featuring many jazz arrangements, vocals, and comedy material to entertain audiences on the East Coast.

Andy Angel also has 30 years of experience to his credit making TV appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and has perforformed on the same bill with Ella Fitzgerald, Erskin hawkins, Lionel Hampton, Della Reese and Louie Prima at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas.

 ANGEL & ANGELO Musical Revue - Is a musical comedy revue that has performed for SRO Crowds throughout the United States. The production of this video clip narrated by my friend and colleague is to share a brief summary of his entertainment career and portions of the complete performance that was held at The Three Rivers Restaurant in Syracuse, NY. The show consists of Big Band musical arrangements, Comedy and Mainstream Jazz.




* HOUSTON        * DALLAS        * AUSTIN         * SAN ANTONIO



Texas often remained unrecognized to the many contributions to the jazz music scene. Many careers were launched in this area during 20's, 30's thru the 1980's. These four cities became important to many jazz and blues musicians in the early days to present. In today's music scene each of the cities have attained a variety of styles from small informal clubs to the more elaborate jazz and blues bars and restaurants.
The memory of the many legendary musicians that performed in the area during the past
will be remembered for many years to come.
Ernestine Anderson - Vocals, Houston, Tx. -11/11/28
Teddy Buckner - Trumpet, Sherman, Tx. - 7/16/09 - 9/22/94
Ernie Caceres - Baritone Sax, Rockport, Tx. -11/22/11 -1/10/71
Charlie Christian - Guitar, Dallas, Tx. - 7/29/16 -3/2/42
Ornette Coleman - Alto Sax, Fort Worth, Tx. - 3/19//20
Larry Coryell - Guitar, Galveston, Tx. - 4/2/43
King Curtis - Tenor Sax, Forth Worth, Tx. - 2/7/34 - 8/13/71
Kenny Dorham - Trumpet, Fairfield, Tx. - 8/30/24 -12/5/72
Herb Ellis - Guitar, McKinley, Tx. -8/4/21  - 3/28/10
Booker Erving - Tenor Sax, Denison, Tx. -10/31/30 -7/31/70
Herschel Evans - Tenor Sax, Denton, Tx. -1909 -2/9/39
Red Garland - Piano, Dallas, Tx. - 5/13/23 - 4/23/84
James Peter Giuffre  - Saxes, Dalls,  Tx. - 4/26/21 - 4/24/08
                                                             . . . plus many more.

It's A Little Known Fact . . .

Henry "Buster" Smith (8/24/04 - 8/10/91) . . . Alto Sax & Clarinetist - arranger who wrote the the signature song "One O'Clock Jump" for Count Basie, failed to copyright the composition.