Friday, January 30: Captain Jack Tribute to Billy Joel with Chris Macchio on Piano & Lead Vocals
Since releasing his first hit song, “Piano Man,” in 1973, Billy Joel has been making music loved by millions.
This six-time Grammy Award winner and 23-time Grammy nominee has sold more than 150 million records worldwide. Long Island’s greatest living musician has also had 33 Top 40 hits.
In 1990, he was presented with a Grammy Legend Award. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, Joel was presented with the Johnny Mercer Award, the organization’s highest honor, in 2001. In 1999 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and has received the Recording Industry Association of America Diamond Award, presented for albums that have sold over 10 million copies.
In November, 2014, Billy Joel received The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which honors living musical artists whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin, by promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing audiences; and inspiring new generations.
Count Captain Jack among those touched by Billy Joel’s artistry. They know his repertoire inside and out, and will mesmerize audience members with their energetic performance, great style, lively banter and masterful rendition of Billy Joel’s rock and roll music for the ages.
If you love the music of Billy Joel, you’ll enjoy spending an evening with Captain Jack! They promise to get you through the night!
Five Towns College Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills, 631-656-2148; $25, $30, $35; 7:30 p.m., Jan. 30