Northwest Crooner George A. Santino Releases Debut Album “Come Fly With Me”
May 20, 2012, 5:28 p.m.
George A. Santino’s debut album “Come Fly With Me,” a work of Sinatra covers in his own unique crooner style, is available today on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby, with physical albums available on GeorgeASantino.com. His first single “That’s Life” debuted in the number one position on the Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Swing Jazz and was well received by music fans and media alike.
Singing since a very young age, George A. Santino has taken a longer path to reach this point in his music career. “Santino shelved that dream to provide for his family. He couldn’t have picked a better profession than Microsoft, where he first started out as an entry-level lab engineer. In 20 years, Santino worked his way up to become a partner...and retire, with the kind of security most working jazz musicians could only dream of,” notes the Jazz Music Examiner.
George’s debut album includes “My Way,” his first single “That’s Life” and the title track “Come Fly With Me,” as well as nine other Sinatra classics. He recently shot a vintage-inspired music video for “Come Fly With Me” that will be released in June 2012.
"The album is filled with songs I grew up with, songs my dad liked to listen to and sing and songs I’ve been signing my whole life. Now when I listen to them they actually mean something to me,” says George.
About George A. Santino
George A. Santino is a Seattle-area singer, writer and motivational speaker who is making the most of his second career by embracing his passion for performing and storytelling. Recently retired from a fulfilling career at Microsoft, George has left the rat race for the Rat Pack. His debut album “Come Fly with Me” is a collection of Frank Sinatra covers in George’s own crooner style. In addition to music, George is working on his memoirs which tells his story of getting knocked down multiple times but always getting back up. Born in Philadelphia, PA to a family struggling to provide and growing up in a housing project where poverty and violence had a profound effect on his upbringing, George learned early on that he had to work hard to get ahead; he has a uniquely American story to tell.