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Click here to see the new 2016 Promotional Video!! https://youtu.be/V9A2GBPDsNY
3 SOLD OUT SHOWS "SINATRA AT THE SANDS" TRIBUTE WITH PAUL McDONALD BIG BAND - TYPHOON AT THE SANTA MONICA AIRPORT!
On land he has performed at hundreds of major events and celebrations in the Southern California area and is known for his musical library which encompasses the best of the "Great American Songbook." His tribute to "Sinatra at the Sands" has been performed with the Paul McDonald Big Band at the prestigious "Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport" to great acclaim 3 TIMES in the last 2 years.
Starting in 2004 Ned has headlined as a special "Guest Performer" for over 2000 performances as the "AMBASSADOR OF SWING" for CARNIVAL , HOLLAND AMERICA, REGENT SEVEN SEAS,SILVERSEA & SEABOURN Cruise Lines.
Over the past 15 years he has also performed and been associated with well-known studio musicians who have been associated with almost every iconic music organization in the 20th Century. These mentors of all ages have worked with the likes of Brian Setzer, The Manhattan Transfer, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart and many more!
Ned has been the lead male vocalist with the best studio musicians in Hollywood with the following: Randy Van Horne's Alumni Association, Johnny Vana's Alumni Band, Decades - Rock Tribute Band, Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights, Bill Webster's Unabridged Big Band, Tim Davies Big Band, Geo Valle's Swing City, Paul McDonald's Big Band, Rex Merriweather's Not Your Father's Big Band, Conejo Pops Orchestra and The Bob Noval Orchestra.
Click link to see Sinatra At The Sands Promo! https://www.youtube.com/embed/oKYH8VrQ7qM
Click to see the "Ambassador of Swing Promo! https://www.youtube.com/embed/-rhsCF06cts