Joe Bourne Symphony / Pops Concerts

Joe Bourne Symphony / Pops Concerts

 Tucson, Arizona, USA
BandJazzAdult Contemporary

For Pops Concerts, Music Festivals, Performing Arts Series, Corporate.... Award winning international vocalist Joe Bourne with his trio presents "Remembering Mr. Cole" A Tribute to Nat King Cole / Music and Narration performing Nat's early repertoire as well as the most popular Nat Cole hits.




Judy Moore, President 2/8/08
Englewood, Florida Performing Arts Assoication writes....

Last month the Englewood Area Performing Arts Association presented Joe Bourne in concert. He “wowed” both our matinee and evening ticket holders. To refer to Joe Bourne as just a Great singer or entertainer would be an injustice.

From the moment Joe enters the stage, whether he is singing a beautiful ballad, a great jazz standard or just sharing entertaining stories, he creates a unique personal connection with his audience.

This talanted, courteous and professional entertainer is a “Presenters Dream.” I am pleased we had the opportunity to present Joe Bourne to the residents of Englewood, Florida.
Carl Topilow, Music DIrector and Conductor, Cleveland Pops Orchestra writes... 1/10/2005

It is my great pleasure to write this letter in behalf of Joe Bourne, an outstanding vocalist with whom I had the pleasure of performing this past New Year’s Eve with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.

Mr. Bourne’s performance featured a variety of styles. His smooth vocalism was matched by his emotional involvement and satisfying delivery of each song. A true professional in every sense, he was totally prepared, easy to work with and musically and vocally very flexible.

Our experience with Mr. Bourne was overwhelmingly positive and I would recommend him for future engagements with orchestras requiring a versatile and dynamic vocalist.
Laszlo Veres, Music Director/Conductor, Tucson Pops writes ...
Great Job tonight! The audience loved you- it was fun working with you. Thank you for your performance with the Pops. You are a showman and pro!

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, music became a part of Joe's life at an early age. He began his singing career in a church choir and with various street corner singing groups. Greatly inspired by Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Lou Rawls and Joe Williams.
Joe's own singing style has rapidly become known to audiences around the globe. Joe's career grew in the USA from lead singer of a Top 40 rhythm and blues / jazz group, to the international status that he now enjoys, recording and experiencing success with his LPs/CDs. He has made several radio and TV commercials for Delta Airlines, Coca Cola, AT&T and Siemens Electronics.

After moving to Europe, in 1975, Joe began performing for the American and Dutch Military and supported acts in concert for such artists as The Stylistics, Natalie Cole, The Manhattans, The Pointer Sisters, Dionne Warwick, and Nina Simone while they were on their European tours.

His engagements have included concerts and corporate events in such places as Finland, Australia, Aruba, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Jamaica and the U.S.A.

Numerous television shows culminated in a Christmas TV special with the world renown Ray Charles which was filmed in Germany and televised in various markets throughout the world.

Joe continues to expand his already extensive repertoire, delivering his special brand of entertainment for Radio and TV programs, gala evenings, concerts, dinner shows, film premiers, designer fashion shows, grand openings, conventions, cruise-ships, galas, charity benefits Big Band and Pops Orchestra Concerts.

In Bulgaria, he was awarded the Silver Orpheus and in Ireland the Jimmy Kennedy Award, both for his exciting rendition of Gershwin’s “Summertime”. In addition, Joe was also awarded two prizes in 1998: “
Kunsteler des Jahres and the Diamantes des Jahres". Both for top class entertainment in Germany.

In 2000, Joe returned to the USA and now resides in Southern Arizona. He served 3 years on the board of the Tucson Jazz Society and was the vice president from 2004-2006. He currently serves as the entertainment
coordinator for the Oro Valley, Az Arts Council’s Arts in the Park” (3rd yr)

In 2006, Joe served as a panelist for the music section of the Arizona Commission of the Arts Grants selection program.


CD "Remembering Mr. Cole", A Tribute to Nat King Cole"
LP "It All Comes Back""
LP " It Must Be Love"

All of the above have had extensive airplay.

Set List

Full orchestra arrangements, privately owned, suitable for a Symphony Orchestra / Pops concert include:
A Motown Music Medley
A Place In The Sun (Stevie Wonder)
All The Way (Lou Rawls)
Birth Of The Blues (Sammy Davis)
Georgia (Ray Charles)
I Have A Dream (ABBA)
It Was A Very Good Year (Frank Sinatra)
Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Spiritual)
Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan)
Lady Love (Lou Rawls)
Leroy Brown (Frank Sinatra)
Let Me Try Again (Frank Sinatra)
Love On The Rocks (Neil Diamond)
Luck Be a Lady
Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole)
Moon Dance (Van Morrison)
New York New York
Paper Moon (Nat King Cole)
Save The Last Dance For me (Buble)
See You When I Get There (Lou Rawls)
Somewhere Along The Way
Straighten Up and Fly Right (Nat King Cole)
Summertime (Uptempo custom arrangement)
Sweet Lorraine (Nat King Cole)
Teach Me Tonight (Al Jarreau)
The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole)
Too Young (Nat King Cole)
Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
Up Where We Belong (F