SMOOTH AND SMART…RODGERS & HART!
Once again TMTP and members of Cleveland Jazz Orchestra team up for an evening of the Great American Songbook– this year it’s the chapter on Broadway’s Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The two of them, along with the Gershwins and Cole Porter, raised the bar on the art of sophisticated song: “This Can’t Be Love,” “Bewitched,” “Manhattan,” “My Funny Valentine” and “The Lady Is a Tramp” – say no more! BILL RUDMAN and CJO’s PAUL FERGUSON co-host.
January 27 at Maltz Performing Arts Center, 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $35 or $45
LEGENDARY BLACK VOCALISTS – GREAT BROADWAY SONGS
Why did Ella Fitzgerald record no less than eight songbook albums devoted to famous composers – all of them (except Duke Ellington) white songwriters for theater and film? “Because the songs are great!” she said, and many of her African American colleagues from the classic era agreed: Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Hartman, Maxine Sullivan, Louis Armstrong, Bobby Short– the list goes on. Jazz pianist JOE HUNTER and his trio and singers including the wonderful EVELYN WRIGHT and NICOLE SUMLIN– will take us on a tour spiced with video clips. Join us for a musical celebration of a legacy that continues to inspire us all.