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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.



On May 28 2013,

I received a very interesting message at our website from Pandy Olmstead.

Pandy Olmstead:   “My uncle was Joe Glaser...I grew up with all these greats,

 knowing them on a personal level. They came to our house for dinner, especially Pops (Louis Armstrong) Velma Middleton, Trummy Young and Earl'Fatha'Hines ... I was backstage or on the piano bench during the shows. Still have letters they wrote from the road and terrific photographs. I now photograph the "pop icons" when they are in town . . .I would be happy to share.”   


Since the opportunity of meeting Joe Glaser early in my career back in the 1960s, I dedicated (page #185) from my published book “Jazz Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” . . . In addition to my friend and colleague Larry Bennett, (Theatrical Agent & music producer) who began his working career with the notable & famed Associated Booking Corporation (ABC) owned by Joe Glaser.  I contacted Pandy, in order to explain the mission of  has been created as a platform in “Keeping Mainstream Jazz Alive.” And I would be happy and privledged to share the material from her collection to all our visitors, in addition to her personal reflections with many Jazz icons and celebrities from past decades that will always be remembered as “The Ladies & Gentlemen of Jazz.”

I wanted to know how she was able to find our website, and she quickly responded with the following message:

Pandy Olmstead:

"Okay, how did I happen on your website?  I was googling Louis and my uncle as I've been told someone is doing a one-man show about them in NYC.  I wanted to see the accuracy of the information."