Jan Detanna grew up singing along with his brother’s 1950s records and came to love the doo-wop sound.
“It was embedded in me at a young age — at probably 6, 7 or 8,” he said.
Little did the La Crescenta resident know he’d be performing it years later, and at a major concert venue.
Detanna will join the other members of the a cappella group Deke & the Blazers on Saturday night at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. They are part of “The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show” produced by Canterbury Productions that showcases 11 groups and travels to various concert venues throughout the country. The have been invited by the producer to join the tour, Detanna said.
“This is a dream come true — to go from nothing to seven shows,” he said. “It’s mind-boggling for us.”
This is Deke & the Blazers’ third show in the circuit, Detanna said.