Beatles, Elton John retrospective presented April 5

Apr 01, 2013
Photo by: Donated photo Joe Cruz

The Classic Wineseller’s Friday Night Live will host a Beatles and Elton John retrospective featuring Joe Cruz (vocals, piano) from 7 to 10 p.m., April 5, at 20 Church St., Waynesville. Small plate Italian fare is prepared in the Classic Wineseller’s kitchen between 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Cruz grew up in New York City, singing in church, and performing since he was a child. Although piano, keyboard and vocals may be considered his forte, he is also an established songwriter, producer, and arranger. His musical works have been used for Dateline, New York, The Discovery Channel, The Cartoon Network, WLIW Channel 21 Plainview, New York, the Apple Insurance radio jingle, "Playing for Keeps" movie and soundtrack, as well as providing keyboards and lead vocals for MiraMax Production Company.
From 1970-99, Cruz performed in concert venues in NYC and Tri-state area nightclubs. He has performed as a headliner and as a warm up act for many well-known bands and musicians including Chicago, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Chicken Feat, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Average White Band.

Each week the Classic Wineseller's  Friday Night Live music series showcases local, regional, and on occasion — national talent. For information about Friday Night Live and other live music events, visit or call 452-6000.