Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot
Mike DelGuidice and his band give it their all in a lively salute to the music of Billy Joel. DelGuidice leads his band, Big Shot, in a rousing concert that highlights the Piano Man’s decades of hits. Like his idol, DelGuidice has become one of the area’s most celebrated performers, balancing his schedule between performing with Big Shot and touring with Billy Joel. All currently touring members of Billy Joel’s band, this group does double duty, performing at Joel’s groundbreaking residency at Madison Square Garden and at their Long Island home base. DelGuidice, as with Joel, grew up mastering several instruments including bass guitar, guitar, piano, and drums. He’s renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of the Joel catalog, which caught the attention of Joel himself, who ultimately brought him on stage with him. DelGuidice and his band pack hit after chart-topping hit in a high energy, interactive show that’s always a crowd pleaser.
Friday, May 31, 8 p.m. $50, $40, $25, $20. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.pararmountny.com.
Dee Dee Bridgewater
The renowned jazz singer, a master storyteller and charismatic performer, showcases her incomparable artistry in an intimate performance. A song stylist who can expertly channel Ella, Billie, even Josephine Baker, Bridgewater continues to reinforce her status as a music legend. Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, the Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, her artistry knows no limits. She is joined by one of the world’s premier jazz pianists and two-time Grammy nominee, Bill Charlap.
Friday, May 31, 8 p.m. $65. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.