CD: Joey LoCascio meets Joey DeFrancesco – (jazz legend)
About Joey LoCascio:
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: mobile · 312-823-9721
Joe’s Dad who passed on in 2001 used to call him ‘CokaMoJO’, or ‘Little Joe from CoKaMo’ instead of Joe most of the time. – After returning to Singing from the world of Business Joe decided to go with the name ‘CoKaMoJO’
Joe’s ‘charismatic persona’ combined with his silkily smooth ‘dynamic vocal personality’ will captivate and mesmerizes an audience every time.
– Joe’s secret formula is to perform ‘OPEN HEART’ on his audience; Thereby penetrating even the coldest and hardest of personalities and reaching deep down to the core depths of an individual in order to make their
‘FEEL GOOD – FEEL BETTER’.
His Music is Eclectic and very versatile. – 1930′s through the 1970′s.
Genre: 50′s Hits, 60′s Hits, 70′s Hits, Oldies, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Rock N Roll, Standards, Blues, Country, Rockabilly, Funk, Top 40
Joe ‘specializes in Tributes’ to the following Legendary artists:
Buddy Holly, Elvis, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Sam Cook, Louis Armstrong, Beatles, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Jerry Butler, Jim Croche, Willie Nelson, Little Anthony, Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Johnny Mathis, James Taylor, Hank Williams, Ricky Nelson, Dino (Dean Martain) & Frank Sinatra, Everly Brothers, Jay and the Americans, Bee Gees, Gerry and the PacemakersJimmy Buffett, the Drifters, the Platers, Roger Miller, and many more.
Influnces: Bobby Darrin, Tom Jones, Ray Charles, Beatles, Buddy Holly, Sam Cook, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Johnny Mathis, Johnny Cash, and Lou Rauls.
Sabre Room: Joe Locascio & the Saberettes (dancers) Joe Locascio was the Production Singer at the Sabre Room located in Hickory Hills IL.: Sabre Room.
- It was much like a Las Vagus production The shows were in main room which sat 2,000 people – Joe opened and closed the show with the Saberettes dancers He also had a Featured spot in the middle of the show.
The Chicago Tribune put Joe’s picture with articles on a regular basis.
Tony Bennett / Frank Sinatra Jr: While appearing at the Saber Room Joe had the opportunity to perform at the same venue event as Frank Sinatra Jr. and Tony Bennett.
President’s, Governors, Both Mayor Daleys, and entertainment greats such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Tony Martin, Dizzy Gillespie, Ronnie Millsap, Ray Price, Marty Robbins. B B King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Bill Cosby, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Bill Cosby, George Burns, Johnny Carson, Cyd Charisse, Alan King, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Liza Minneli, Tony Bennett, Johnny Carson, Jagged Edge, B B King, Count Basie, Bill Cosby, Oak Ridge Boys, Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Cole, George Burns, Buddy Rich, Henry Kisinger, Roberta Flack, Both Mayor Daleys, Cyd Charisse, Tony Martin, Ronnie Millsap ,Ray Price, Marty Robbins, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Hope, Alan King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Red Skelton, Frank Sinatra Jr, Dorothy Lamour, Melba Moore, Jack Carter, Nancy Wilson, Buddy Greco, Myron Floren, Chi-Lites, Myron Cohen, Minnie Riperton, Angela Bofil, Ramsey Lewis, Peter Nero, John Gary, Sam Butera & the Witnesses, The Golddiggers, Irish Rovers, Hal Roach, Joe Feeney, Joanne Castle, Jimmy Sturr, Lil’ Wally, Frankie Yankovic, Eddie Blazonczyk, Ronnie McDowell, Roy Clark, Koko Taylor, Barbara Eden, Phil Donahue, Lee Greenwood, Wayne King & his Orchestra, Liberace, Cardinal George, Cardinal Bernadin, Billy May & his Orchestra, Cab Calloway, Jim Ed Brown, Telly Savalas, Rudy Vallee, Mohammud Ali, Doc Severinson, Phylis McGuire, Stan Kenton & his Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ana Barbara , Glen Miller Orchestra, Harry James & his Orchestra, Guy Lombardo & the Royal , Canadians, Freddy Martin & his, Orchestra,, Johnny Tayor, Roger Williams, Harmonicats, Milt Trenier, Angelica Maria, The Step Brothers, Little Milton, Tyronne Davis, Marie Osmond, Dick Contino, The Four Lads, Frankie Laine, Anna Maria Albergheti, Joe Conti, The Salty Dogs, Eddie & Jobo , Woody Herman Orchestra, Emo Philips, John Caponera, Danny & the Juniors, just to name a few.
Playboy Club: Chicago’s downtown Playboy Club is another venue that Joe Locascio has performed at.
Jazz Buffet / Jimmy Smith: In the late 90′s At the Jazz Buffet in Chicago Joe had sang with the Legendary Master Jazz Organist ‘Jimmy Smith’ who had just appeared at Carnegie Hall.
- When Jimmy first heard Joe sing he said; “damn Joe you can sing; Your singing with me tonight” – Joe did sing with Jimmy that evening and what a thrill it was for Joe. – Jimmy Smith invited Joe to tour and be his Front man / Vocalist with his band and to also record with him in L.A. California.
Unfortunately Jimmy had passed on before Joe could take him up on this once in a life time opportunity.
Rolling-Stone article / Jimmy passed on: Article
Venues: Various Artists Some of the other ‘Various Artists’ Joe Locascio has performed at the same venue(s) with include:
Chaka Khan Denise Williams Shadows of Night- Remember their giant hit ‘GLORIA’?
Bill Haley and the Comets: Wally-from the show ‘Leave it to Beaver’ who when he grew up played drums in his band.
Cold Turkey band: Recording Contract: The William Morris Agency; – Who at the time was the Largest Artist Agency in the World signed Joe Locascio and his band ‘Cold Turkey’.
- Cold Turkey was among the most popular Top Shelf bands in Chicago.
Joey LoCascio’s CD is a Tribute to the Late Great Legendary Jazz Organist Jimmy Smith
CD: Joey LoCascio meets Joey DeFrancesco
- soon to be released! – contact for more info