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The Jess Radcliffe Trio come to Vera Fletcher Hall in Thames Ditton

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:13:05 GMT

Following recent appearances in New York and at Ronnie Scotts legendary jazz club in London, Jess Radcliffe's Trio is delighted to be performing at the Vera Fletcher Hall and to be ushering in the festive season. They will be celebrating the most fantastic time of the year with some of the greatest Christmas tunes ever written.




Orchestra's mission to cover 100 years of jazz went with a swing

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:45:45 GMT

LIVELY cheering, whooping and sustained applause from an enthused full house on Friday evening at the Kenton Theatre marked the end of the encore number - a special arrangement of Georgia . And the end of a truly remarkable and unique concert in which the National Youth Jazz Orchestra celebrated 100 years of jazz with "A Jazz Centenary".




RECORDING: Vocalist and Poet Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) Releases "I Get...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:28:07 GMT

Vocalist And Poet Lisa B Releases "I Get A Kick: Cole Porter Reimagined" On Jazzed Media, Available January 19, 2018 Lisa B's arrangements and takes on Porter are so newly refreshing and unique that you should definitely check them out! --Brad Stone, Jazz Radio Programmer of the Year is not only a jazz singer and songwriter, she's also a widely published poet and spoken word performer. On I Get A Kick: Cole Porter Reimagined , her latest CD and sixth as a leader, she applies her poetic prowess and vocal gifts to fresh interpretations of ten tunes by Cole Porter, one of the finest of the lyricists and composers who created the Great American Songbook.




Kelli O'Hara to star in the Broadway revival of 'Kiss Me, Kate'

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:02:12 GMT

The King and I alum Kelli O'Hara is to star in the Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate , starting in February 2019. The Tony winner will play the duo roles of Kate and Lilli Vanessi in the show, which features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack; music and lyrics by Cole Porter; direction by Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis; and choreography by Warren Carlyle.




Jazz brunch with the sultry tones of Polly

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:29:27 GMT

Oxford-based Polly evokes the emotion and dynamism of the great blues and jazz singers and the euphoria of soul and gospel. At the Marine Theatre in Lyme she will bring alive the sophisticated lyrics of the likes of Cole Porter as sung in the smooth jazz tones of Ella Fitzgerald, the intense atmosphere of Nina Simone and the sheer joy of Etta James and Aretha Franklin's soul! With a mixture of the best 1930s and 40s sultry jazz, uplifting 60s soul and moody blues, she transmits her own depth of feeling and excitement to the audience through the music she loves, with stylish piano accompaniment from Philip Clouts.




Van Morrison releasing new album in December

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:40:44 GMT

Van Morrison has announced that he is releasing a new album this December called Versatile , which contains a mix of jazz standards and original songs. The record comes less than three months since the Belfast-born musician's last album, Roll with the Punches , which was released in September.




Jazz Orchestra to present concert Nov. 15

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 22:58:33 GMT

The Northwestern State University Jazz Orchestra will present a concert Wednesday, Nov 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.




'Kiss Me, Kate' Will Head Back to Broadway With Kelli O'Hara

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:45:58 GMT

Brush up on your Shakespeare: Kelli O'Hara is coming back to Broadway to star in a Roundabout Theater Company revival of "Kiss Me, Kate." The production will be directed by Scott Ellis and will begin performances in February 2019, Roundabout said Monday.




Another Op'nin'! Kelli O'Hara Will Lead Roundabout's Kiss Me, Kate Revival in 2019

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:45:57 GMT

Roundabout Theatre Company just announced a new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate starring Kelli O'Hara in the hilarious duo leading roles of "Kate" and "Lilli Vanessi." BroadwayWorld was there first to report this news back in March, when O'Hara hinted to a Virginia concert audience that she might return to Broadway in the role.




The Benefits of Producing Your Album Independently

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:55:52 GMT

When I was a child, Ella Fitzgerald sang me to sleep. My father would be listening to her - or to any number of the jazz greats - on his stereo in the other room, and I would cozily drift off to dreamland nestled in the arms of the Great American Songbook.




Brewing up a Storm: Songstress Storm Large brings sold-out performances to Palace Theatre

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:33:52 GMT

The track listing from vocal phenom Storm Large's 2014 album "Le Bonheur" is a bit eccentric.




Anything Goes Comes to The Encore Theatre

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 03:09:32 GMT

The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents Anything Goes, running November 24 - December 23, 2017, directed by Thalia V. Schramm, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Rachel Costantino. Synopsis: The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt , and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka "Public Enemy #13."




Natalie Weiss & Sally Wilfert Release One Voice Ep, Available Today

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:03:07 GMT

Natalie Weiss & Sally Wilfert first met in 2015 when asked to perform together for The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's Fall Gala. Immediately in rehearsal, they realized how seamlessly their voices intertwined into one, ultimately forging a special bond, almost like a sisterhood.




BW brings 'Anything Goes' to Berea stage: Around The Town

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:37:42 GMT

Anything Goes! "A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter's most magical scores," will take center stage at Baldwin Walllace University's John Patrick Theatre. on Broadway , 'Anything Goes,' has been revived several times in the United States and Britain and has been filmed twice.




Tap dancing, Shakespeare and kisses in a 'fantastic' revival

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:54:18 GMT

The answer can be found in a rare revival of a famous musical coming to a Bolton stage next week. Combine Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter music and lyrics, the society are the first to bring the revival version to the town.




Go for a De-Lovely Evening in Ruislip where Anything Goes

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:08:05 GMT

THEATRE company WOS Productions will be bringing the Tony-Award winning musical Anything Goes to the Winston Churchill Hall, Ruislip, from November 15-18. The setting is the SS American as two unlikely pairs set sail on a course for true love.