"Great American Composers" is a musical program which features timeless songs from the brilliant composers and lyricists whose body of work have become musical standards. Every performance is a musical journey through the lives of the people we call the "Greatest Generation" - those Americans who grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, as well as those whose productivity within the war's home front made a decisive material contribution to the war effort.
Songs include: "Pennies From Heaven", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "It's Only A Paper Moon", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "I'm In The Mood For Love", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Blue Skies", "I've Got A Crush On You", and "Cheek To Cheek."
Originally from New Jersey, Dave DeLuca is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician and recording engineer who has been writing music and performing for over 40 years. In the 1980s he was the principal songwriter and lead singer of the New York City-based rock group "Wild Life" and won several songwriting contests. Over the last 10 years he has shared the stage with oldies groups such as The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, The Stylistics, Larry Chance & The Earls, Barbara Harris & The Toys, and The 1910 Fruitgum Company. In December 2011 Dave auditioned for and won a starring role in the Count Basie Theatre's 5th Annual Sinatra Birthday Bash, beating out hundreds of other hopeful performers. In 2015 Dave performed his one-man musical tribute, A Century Of Sinatra, to SRO crowds in over 60 public libraries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in celebration of the centennial anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth. He recently relocated to the Tampa, Florida area where he continues to perform music from the 1920s through the 1980s in care facilities and libraries, and for adult communities and various organizations.