Frank Sinatra once said, “The best is yet to come.” It’s clear now that he was probably talking about Architects of Sound: Frank Sinatra, the Grammy Museum’s gala, dinner, and concert taking place October 21 at Club Nokia in his honor. Hosted by Steven Van Zandt and Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Sinatra will receive two posthumous awards for his contributions to music; attendees will have the chance peruse the museum’s Sinatra: An American Icon exhibition ahead of the event.
The evening, which will raise money for the museum’s educational outreach, has just secured its entertainment: four-time Grammy winner Michael Bublé and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Seth MacFarlane. Having built a career on the big band stylings made famous by Sinatra, Bublé is a natural choice (he and Sinatra even appear together on CD called The Kings of Swing), but MacFarlane is something of a semi-closeted crooner. When he’s not giving voice to myriad characters on Family Guy, he travels around the country performing Sinatra charts. In July, he joined the Count Basie Orchestra on stage at the Hollywood Bowl to commemorate Sinatra’s 100th birthday.
The pair will close out Architects of Sound with tributes to Ol’ Blue Eyes.