* Jay & The Americans (Mardi Gras Casino–Hallandale Beach)

Posted on September 19th, 2013 · Music/Events/Other


* Jay & The Americans (Mardi Gras Casino–Hallandale Beach)

Literally, just got the “below” PR piece from the Mardi Gras Casino…
Real fast…
Tickets for Jay & The Americans (Tuesday-October 15, 2013) “just” went on sale…$10, $20, $40…all seats are good.
You can buy tickets at
Jeff Eats has seen Jay & The Americans—and I am telling you (if this type of music is your bag), YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS CONCERT!!!!
“On Tuesday, October 15th at 8pm, lovers of musical oldies can enjoy the sounds of Jay and the Americans at Mardi Gras Casino performing live in the Grandstand followed by a spectacular fireworks display! With their doo wop-influenced vocals, some of their biggest hits include “She Cried,” “Cara Mia” “Come a Little Bit Closer,” and “Let’s Lock the Door”.

All ticket holders receive a special buffet price of $10.95 at the French Quarter Restaurant & Bar located on the third floor of the casino from 5pm-10pm.

In one of the greatest turnabouts in Rock and Roll history, the group JAY AND THE AMERICANS, started by four teenage boys in Sandy Yaguda’s Brooklyn basement 40 years ago, have bought back their rightful name in federal court, restoring the name to it’s rightful owners. Very few bands have ever reached the musical heights of JAY AND THE AMERICANS. From 1962—1971, this group charted an unprecedented “12” top 10 records. With three original band members, Sandy Yaguda (aka Deane) founding member, Howie Kirschenbaum (aka Kane) original member, and Marty Kupersmith (aka Sanders), original member, plus the addition of “Jay” Reincke, the third Jay and probably the best yet, .. they have recreated the authentic sound of all of . . their great hits that everyone remembers.

JAY AND THE AMERICANS first record was “TONIGHT” (from the Broadway Musical WEST SIDE STORY), and their breakout hit song was “SHE CRIED”. JAY AND THE AMERICANS next chart hit was “ONLY IN AMERICA”, followed by top ten hits “COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER” and .later “THIS MAGIC MOMENT”?
Where were you when you first heard “CARA MIA”? JAY AND THE AMERICANS pay tribute to the late ROY ORBISON with “CRYING”, and no other band in history has sold . more copies of the song “SOME ENCHANTED EVENING” than JAY AND THE AMERICANS!!!

NEIL DIAMOND ‘s first hit song released, “SUNDAY AND ME”, was recorded by none other than JAY AND THE AMERICANS, who have toured with such legendary artists as ROY ORBISON, THE BEATLES, and THE ROLLING STONES.

JAY AND THE AMERICANS were a major force in starting the Rock and Roll revival with their album “WAX MUSEUM”, where they paid tribute to many great Rock and Roll artists with their versions of such great songs as “HUSHABYE”, “WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN”, and a song that reached the top ten “THIS MAGIC MOMENT”. You will hear all of these songs, which are featured in the new JAY AND THE AMERICANS’ show.

In 2002, JAY AND THE AMERICANS were inducted into the VOCAL GROUP HALL OF FAME, placing them among the greatest vocal groups in Rock and Roll history.

Mardi Gras Casino is located at 831 North Federal Highway on the corner of US-1 and Pembroke Road. The casino offers over 70,000 square feet of casino excitement featuring 1,100 Las Vegas-style slot machines, including new-linked Progressive slots, video roulette and blackjack, and Vegas-Star Roulette; 30 action-packed poker tables; simulcast and greyhound racing; and various dining options. For more information, call 954-924-3200 or visit Become a fan on Facebook at or follow us on twitter at http://www/”

Lisa Mizrachi
831 North Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach, FL. 33009 | 954-924-3200 ext. 3160

12 Comments to “* Jay & The Americans (Mardi Gras Casino–Hallandale Beach)”

  1. MK says...
    jeff, there are about 40 of us coming down from boca for this one. some of us saw their show at fau on july 4th in boca and it was fabulous. looking forward to a great night out.

  2. Fetterman says...

    I saw Jay & the Americans in Pitman NJ in February with new lead singer Jay Reincke and they put on a great show. Prior to that I saw them years ago with Jay Black on lead in Westbury LI. In all seriousness, I think that the latest incarnation was better than when Black was fronting them.

  3. Mr. Lee says...

    Mardi Gras does a great job with these concerts. Saw The Lovin’ Spoonful, and The Grass Roots and they were terrific shows. By the way, the fireworks show that they do is dynamite,(pun intended).

  4. Artie Newman says...

    I’m 68 years old.
    I know all of the original members including original lead singer Jay Traynor.
    I must have seen Jay & The Americans at least 10 times with Jay Black on lead.
    I saw the new Jay at FAU this past July 4th.
    The new lead does a very credible job on the hits.
    The reconstituted group is extremely entertaining.
    My wife and I and a load of friends are going to see them at Mardi Gras on Oct. 15th.
    Just wanted to mention to you and your readers that Mardi Gras has done a fantastic job with its oldies shows this season. The tickets are fairly priced and the acts that they had were excellent.
    For fans of Jay & The Americans, I highly recommend that they see them this coming October.

  5. Andy G1209 says...

    The new lead is excellent.
    Saw the group at The Villages about a year ago and they put on quite a show.

  6. Hank E says...

    I can’t wait for this show.
    Friends saw them at FAU in July and loved them.

  7. Mr. Hellman says...

    To All;
    My wife and I saw Jay & The Americans on 7/4/13 at FAU. TREMENDOUS SHOW.
    As far as we are concerned, the new lead is as good as Jay Black was in his prime.
    We will be at the Mardi Gras on October 15th to see them again.
    Go see this group. You will love them.

  8. tony453 says...

    nobody can ever replace jay black, sorry.

  9. Ed F. says...

    Caught Jay & the Americans at FAU this past Summer. Excellent show. The new lead singer does a great job. The harmonies are terrific. Going to be there this coming Tuesday. Just hope we gte some nice weather.

  10. Carl98787 says...

    Going to Mardi Gras tonight. Cant wait to see the group.
    There about 20 of us coming down from Boca.

  11. Hal S says...

    They were terrific.

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