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Tribute to Sinatra at the Gateway

Rob Zappulla Quintet will bring their unique tribute to Frank Sinatra to the Gateway in Downtown Waynesboro on Saturday, Oct. 1.

“Come Fly with Me” features the music of the great Sinatra from his days with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to the showrooms of Las Vegas.  The five decades of the career of the unique American singer are brought to life by Rob Zappulla and his Quintet.

“Come Fly with Me” is a natural show for Zappulla who was the featured vocalist with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra from January 2001 to February 2009.  Under the leadership of the legendary late Buddy Morro, he toured with the Orchestra around the globe including the 2005 President’s Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C.

Morrow, who performed with Tommy Dorsey, declared, “Rob’s skillful vocal style and rich baritone bring audiences back to the days of the original big bands. This, in combination with his years of experience as a touring musician, made him a perfect fit for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Rob is a great showman and professional in every way.”

Margaret Whiting, the late great cabaret singer, echoes Marrow. “Seldom, if ever, have I heard a man who plays the trumpet so beautifully and then turns around and sings some of the best songs I have ever heard sung in my life.” “…a rare combination of music and song and, in my book, Rob is just wonderful.”

The Hartford Courant said, “Rob is fluid and sure as a singer and an instrumentalist.” “…he has an engaging presence and a hard-charging band that puts a smile on your face and bounce to your step.” “…echoes Sinatra but presents Zappulla as his own man”

Besides, his tours with the Dorsey Orchestra, Rob performed for many years at Birdland in New York City with The Lew Anderson Big Band. It was there that he premiered his single, “Here’s to Frank”, which received great acclaim. He also toured with several groups, opening for Tower of Power, The Temptations, The Drifters, The Shirelles, and Little Anthony and the Imperials, to name a few. Rob’s incredible voice, superb trumpet playing, extraordinary style and showmanship continue to bring him tremendous accolades at major theaters, casinos and various venues throughout the world.

“Come Fly with Me” A Tribute to Frank Sinatra will play for one night only at the Gateway. Reserved tickets are available for $20 at

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