Darryl Tookes at Delray Beach Marriott Monumental Music Day

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Monumental Day in Music! This Sunday, June 13th, be at Floridas Delray Beach Marriott where international singing superstar Darryl Tookes puts the finale to his tour with Sting with zest. Darryl is rounding up 13 of the best musicians in the world for the opportunity to be selected by himself and his orchestrator, Joseph Joubert, to be on their new CD, "Straight to the Heart," as well as in the upcoming documentary on Darryl’s life, "Travels of an Ordinary Man." Come early and hobnob with the best. Darryl's amazing voice and lyrics have enchanted people the world over. Joseph has been called the best pianist on the planet. Guest musicians arrive at 6 pm, to be greeted by Roland Moriarty and the Elite Entertainment Group staff. An orientation on Darryl and Joseph, followed by a meet 'n greet with the two stars happens inside. Come early and participate! A 20-minute performance with Darryl on vocals and Joseph on piano follows. This is a great once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience these two great musicians up close and personal at the start of a fabulous new project. Who knows? Maybe you'll be involved!! Once the performance is complete, Darryl and Joseph will select the candidates for their new CD, "Straight to the Heart," and the documentary on Darryl, "Travels of an Ordinary Man."

Darryl worked on Sting's Grammy-Award-winning "Brand New Day" and performed with his Europe 2000 tour. He also has the distinction of singing on both Grammy-Award winning "West Side Story" albums, one, the last produced by Leonard Bernstein, the other produced by Dave Grusin.

Darryl was the pianist and musical director for "In Performance at the White House–The Singer and the Song," a PBS Special. His voice is a favorite among "Sesame Street" fans. He recorded the sacred gospel epic "Revelation" with Judith Jameson for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Darryl has sung in Spanish with Mexico's legendary Juan Gabriel, in French with superstar Patricia Kaas, and in Japanese with jazz great Katsumi Horii. He has also worked with Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Barry Manilow, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Cristina Aquilera, Natalie Cole, Peter, Paul & Mary, George Benson, Burt Bacharach, Luther Vandross, Toninho Horta, Lionel Ritchie, and Maya Angelou, among others.

An award-winning composer and performer of vocal solos for ad campaigns, his voice launched AT&T's It's All Within Your Reach. He was also the featured soloist for the U.S. Army recruitment campaign, joined by the Harlem Boys Choir. He has sung on literally thousands of spots for a mega list of organizations.

Joseph has toured with Three Mo' Tenors and is also the arranger/ conductor of the Three Mo' Tenors BMG recording. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2000 as producer/ arranger/ keyboardist for the Centurymen’s "Beautiful Star" CD in the category of Best Classical Cross-Over Album, the same year he recorded "Red Bird" with Darryl. Joseph was nominated for a Drama Desk Award as orchestrator for the Off-Broadway show "Violet" and has performed on the Revelations CD for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and with the Manhattan Symphony, the Bronx Arts Ensemble, the New Philharmonia, and the West Palm Beach Symphony, as well as in Moscow, Spoleto, Italy and Nice, France.

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