Apr 14
—16, 2016

World on A String: Swinging Songs of Broadway




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The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Kate Davis pay tribute to Broadway’s brightest lights. The famed avenue has been home to some of the most talented, inventive, and sophisticated composers, many with jazz-oriented roots. Hoagy Carmichael always used his heart and soul while penning music starting in the 1930s, and his songs are still featured on Broadway today in shows like Ain’t Misbehavin’, Swing!, and Bullets Over Broadway. Harold Arlen wrote over 500 songs, including many for the stage as well as the classic “Over the Rainbow,” which was voted the No. 1 song by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin are two of the most significant American theatrical composers of the early 20th century, each having been represented on Broadway hundreds of times. Gutsy songstress Kate Davis shares her own fresh spin on the standards, which are sure to put you in a New York state of mind.

 

These performances are part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra series and the Take 3, 4, 5 series. Subscribe today for the best seats at the best price. jazz.org/subs


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