Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 20s and 30s
September 28 - October 28
This original cabaret revue, the first in our BROADWAY AND ALL THAT JAZZ series, chronicles the decades when songwriters such as George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and Dorothy Fields were writing the songs that became “standards.” Enjoy favorites “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” as well as classics from Broadway’s SHOWBOAT.
American popular song during this period also was heavily influenced by African American bandleaders, lyricists, composers, and singers. This revue explores that significant contribution through songs like “Strange Fruit” (made famous by Billie Holiday), Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” and songs from the groundbreaking Broadway musical PORGY AND BESS.
Vocalists Christina Burton, LeTeesha McDonald Jackson, and LeShea Wright, led by pianist and emcee J. Kent Barnhart, will thrill audiences with the sweet and hot sounds of Broadway and vocal jazz from the 20s and 30s. Ken Remmert on drums and Ben Tervort on bass complete the ensemble.
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