Eric Jordan Young, Rising Star of Stage, Screen and Studio, Releases Debut Album "Once In A Lifetime"
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ERIC JORDAN YOUNG, RISING STAR OF STAGE, SCREEN AND STUDIO, RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “ONCE IN A LIFETIME”
Album Takes a New Spin on Twelve Classic Songs Made Famous by “The World's Greatest Entertainer”
LAS VEGAS, NV - January 24, 2011 - After commanding both the stage and studio this past year, rising multi-talented singer, performer and entertainer, Eric Jordan Young, has released his debut solo album ONCE IN A LIFETIME. The one-of-a-kind debut album honors and celebrates The World's Greatest Entertainer: Sammy Davis Jr., by taking a new spin on classic hit songs from his extensive catalog. Young takes inspiration from Sammy with "Once In A Lifetime," "I’ve Gotta be Me," "The Candy Man," "Mr. Bojangles," and many more.
"I loved making this album and have never been more excited about anything else in my career, says Young. I've always loved the American Songbook so I decided to select classic tunes by the "World's Greatest Entertainer" and thought about what he would do with them today. I’m really proud of how the whole project turned out,” added Young.
Artistically daring, Eric Jordan Young has been called an “outsized talent” and a “one-man force of nature.” The talented performer’s credits include television, theatre, commercials, and recording. Young is also an accomplished playwright, singer and songwriter and is a past winner of the coveted Helen Hayes Award for his work in Side Show, the Broadway musical. Most recently, Eric presented his one-man award-winning musical SAMMY & ME at the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Currently, Young is performing in the new hit Vegas! The Show now running in the Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME was recorded in Los Angeles and New York studios with producer Lorenzo Toppano and musical director, Tommy James. The album features musicians Vinny Colaitua (drums), Ramon Stagnaro (guitar), Rafael Padilla (percussion) Randy Waldman (piano) and Dave Boruff (trumpet).
To listen to 30-second audio excerpts of the 12-track album and for additional news and an up-to-date appearance schedule, please visit Young’s official website: www.ericjordanyoung.com . An autographed copy of ONCE IN A LIFETIME can be purchased on Young’s website, and can be downloaded digitally via DigStation.com, CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and on iTunes.
Erick Jordan Young Bio: http://www.ericjordanyoung.com/biography/
Eric Jordan Young Fan Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Eric-Jordan-Young
Eric's performance in NEIGHBORS at the Public Theatre received special mention from BACKSTAGE.
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