Bravo Contante

Clearwater, FL [Jazz, Easy Listening]

 
 
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Bravo Contante
Bravo Contante was born in New York City. An early ambition was to become a professional baseball player but a knee injury abruptly ended his career and, as a young man, he worked briefly as an accountant for a CPA firm. But he abandoned that goal after he was smitten by the music of Bobby Darin and Francis Albert Sinatra. He organized sang in and booked a group called the System, which got as far as the college circuit. The foursome disbanded, but the young singer hung on and, he became a monthly entertainer at Jilly's "My Favorite Bistro" Frank Sinatra, located in NYC. His godfather Frank Rizzo Jilly's brother was a confidant and advisor to the late Frank Sinatra and also manager of the bistro. Frank Rizzo ws a big influence on Bravo.

From May through December 2000 Bravo underwent extensive vocal training in Highland, Ca. under the guidance of Toxey French, producer and winner of the Oscar for Music Production, Midnight Cowboy 1969.

On February 24, 2007 Bravo sang at the Palladium Theatre, St. Petersburg, Fl with the "Grammy Nominated" Dan McMillion Jazz Orchestra. Dan told Bravo that his intonation was perfect and his enunciation of the lyric was impeccable. The concert and Bravo received a very favorable review in Tampa Bay Magazine March 2007.

Bravo has learned his trade from endless meetings with Frank Rizzo and Frank Sinatra. Sinatra told Bravo that he criticized performers who shall be nameless, who went on stage and threw it away. If you're going to go to bat at all, you should try to hit the home run every time you get there. Make sure you enunciate the words "so that the listener would know what you are saying"; and make it your business to understand the lyrics you are dispensing. I hope you catch on to some of these things, I hope you do. It would be nice to be remembered. Bravo has taken Sinatra's advice seriously.
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Bravo Contante
{ 10-04-2012 17:15 }
you sound wonderful, forgive for not responding sooner, i have limited pc skills, but thank u for your comments, at 60 yrs young just about to get off the road. thank u again
Moses Reyes
{ 11-20-2010 17:11 }
Bravo, I love it. You emulate old blue eyes like nobody else I had ever heard. Keep up the good work. I will be posting my jazz stuff pretty soon, but my hat's off to you for your good ole fashioned crooning skills.
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 05-25-2008 17:59 }
Your singing sounds effortless but great. A real natural and a big 5 from us for a very entertaining showcase.
TomTatum
TomTatum says:
{ 05-20-2008 06:01 }
Five Stars! You're a SYM-GEM - a rare find! Great control and tone, excellent musical quality!
ASongsmith
{ 05-18-2008 17:52 }
Very smooth and listenable. A high 5.
......BLACK VELVET.......
{ 05-14-2008 22:49 }
BRAVO YOU ARE THE BEST,, WOW I THINK YOU ARE UNBELIEVABLE,, YOU MUST BE BOOKED SOLID.. VOTE NO.8 FOR A HIGH FIVE IS FROM ME TO YOU... YOUR FRIEND LEE
PALANCHE-  NEW ALBUM- In Stores Now
{ 05-11-2008 11:57 }
HOT TRACKS 55555's from me, CHECK ME OUT AT: MYSPACE.COM/PALANCHE MYSPACE.COM/DILLA150BOYS
Dancetime With Linda (& Roland)
{ 05-02-2008 02:14 }
You have Frank down. You are good enough to be yourself.
C.B.Cane
C.B.Cane says:
{ 01-12-2008 22:45 }
****Look ( sorry for the typo )
C.B.Cane
C.B.Cane says:
{ 01-12-2008 22:45 }
Loom out Frank 2 is here. Loved it! Great Stuff. 555 it is. Stop by when you can. C.B.Cane..........
Southern Girl!
{ 01-04-2008 15:50 }
enjoyed stopping by!
G.H. Barnes
{ 01-03-2008 12:28 }
Great stuff though it was the chairman of the board (Frank) G.H.
Ron Ouellette
{ 01-02-2008 12:06 }
I am very impressed with your smooth and classy vocal style.Top marks 555
Tania Venter
{ 01-01-2008 12:04 }
A 5 from me to you. Very good voice and great sound. Must say Nice & Easy was my favourite. Could hear you enjoyed that. Stop by me SYM and please rate and comment. Good lock. Tania...
Leo D
Leo D says:
{ 12-27-2007 18:16 }
I enjoyed your vocals. Rated you a 5
The Council
{ 12-27-2007 16:45 }
A great voice i vote you four,if you did originals i would have givin you a five/ peace/chazz
O V E L
O V E L says:
{ 12-27-2007 16:18 }
Check me out