Billy Strayhorn News

Spider Saloff Performs BERLIN IN SWINGTIME at Logan Center Performance Penthouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Tonight, April 5, 2014 at 8pm, celebrated chanteuse Spider Saloff will present Berlin In Swingtime, a rare performance that explores the life and songs of Irving Berling, with Chicago's Jeremy Kahn at the piano. The performance is presented in partnership with KMP Artists and UChicago Arts at Logan Center's Performance Penthouse. (more...)

Spider Saloff to Perform BERLIN IN SWINGTIME at Logan Center Performance Penthouse, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

On April 5, 2014 at 8pm, celebrated chanteuse Spider Saloff will present Berlin In Swingtime, a rare performance that explores the life and songs of Irving Berling, with Chicago's Jeremy Kahn at the piano. The performance is presented in partnership with KMP Artists and UChicago Arts at Logan Center's Performance Penthouse. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's HIGGINS IN HARLEM Takes Shaw Uptown
by Jacques Lamarre - Mar 08, 2014

Yoouuuuu can taaaake the A-Train, yooooou can take it all the way to Haaarlem. (more...)

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to Perform A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD at Brooklyn Center, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2013-14 season with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra's A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, featuring vocalist Deloris King Williams,on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm) or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents An Evening of Jazz with Rex Richardson Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

Join the Richmond Symphony tonight, February 8 8 p.m. at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage for An Evening of Jazz with Rex Richardson. (more...)

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to Perform Ella Fitzgerald Tribute, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

'The best jazz repertory band in the country' (The New Yorker) honors The First Lady of Song-Ella Fitzgerald-by seizing a special moment in American history. Pulling original, little played arrangements done for Ella in the '40s and '50s-charts penned by superstar arrangers such as Billy May, Count Basie, Billy Strayhorn and Benny Carter- Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and the ever-elegant Kim Nazarian will join together in an evening at Harris Center for the Arts of 'fascinating rarities...each played with as much skill as authenticity' (Chicago Tribune). (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents An Evening of Jazz with Rex Richardson, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

Join the Richmond Symphony on February 8 8 p.m. at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage for An Evening of Jazz with Rex Richardson. (more...)

Nellie McKay and Turtle Island Quartet Perform Tonight at Eccles Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2014

Singer, songwriter, ukulele player, pianist, mimic, comedienne and actor Nellie McKay joins forces with two-time Grammy award-winning Turtle Island Quartet for a jazzy jaunt back in time. The program, 'A Flower is a Lovesome Thing,' fills The Eccles Center with the tunes of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, Doris Day and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920s (plus some present-day originals). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Nellie McKay and Turtle Island Quartet to Perform 1/4 at Eccles Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Singer, songwriter, ukulele player, pianist, mimic, comedienne and actor Nellie McKay joins forces with two-time Grammy award-winning Turtle Island Quartet for a jazzy jaunt back in time. The program, "A Flower is a Lovesome Thing," fills The Eccles Center with the tunes of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, Doris Day and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920s (plus some present-day originals). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

A rare and intimate glimpse into the dynamic process of creating and launching new plays, Playwright: From Page to Stage follows two outstanding young playwrights through the writing, development, staging, rehearsal, and public performance of their plays. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Receives NEA Challenge America Fast-Track Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is one of 150 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grant. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support their April 27, 2014 presentation of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra's A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. (more...)

Savion Glover and Lizz Wright Star in THE ELLINGTON NUTCRACKER Today at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2013

NJPAC will welcome Newark's own virtuosic tap dancer Savion Glover for a special holiday presentation featuring the music of Duke Ellington today, December 8 at 4 pm in Prudential Hall. Glover, who holds the unofficial title of Newark's tap master, will be joined by singers Lizz Wright and Priscilla Baskerville, the David Berger Jazz Orchestra, and Dance Theater of Harlem students. Adding to this magical afternoon -- 48 students from the Arts High Advanced Choir will perform David Berger's arrangement of Ellington's 'Sing Out'. (more...)

Spider Saloff Brings THE MEMORY OF ALL THAT and More to the West Coast, Now thru Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Among her 6 concert offerings, Spider Saloff's, 'The Memory of All That' is one of the rare, officially sanctioned acts of the Gershwin Centennial. Her other shows also celebrate many of the writers of the American songbook and some original material. (more...)

Savion Glover and Lizz Wright to Star in THE ELLINGTON NUTCRACKER 12/8 at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

NJPAC will welcome Newark's own virtuosic tap dancer Savion Glover for a special holiday presentation featuring the music of Duke Ellington on Sunday, December 8 at 4 pm in Prudential Hall. Glover, who holds the unofficial title of Newark's tap master, will be joined by singers Lizz Wright and Priscilla Baskerville, the David Berger Jazz Orchestra, and Dance Theater of Harlem students. Adding to this magical afternoon -- 48 students from the Arts High Advanced Choir will perform David Berger's arrangement of Ellington's "Sing Out". (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE on PBS
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

A rare and intimate glimpse into the dynamic process of creating and launching new plays, Playwright: From Page to Stage follows two outstanding young playwrights through the writing, development, staging, rehearsal, and public performance of their plays. (more...)

Spider Saloff to Bring THE MEMORY OF ALL THAT and More to the West Coast, Nov-Dec 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Among her 6 concert offerings, Spider Saloff's, "The Memory of All That" is one of the rare, officially sanctioned acts of the Gershwin Centennial. Her other shows also celebrate many of the writers of the American songbook and some original material. (more...)

LETTERS HOME, Jessica Lang Dance and More Set for Park City Institute's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The name has changed, but the mission remains the same: entertaining, educating and illuminating. As always, Park City Institute (formerly known as Park City Performing Arts Foundation) serves up a smorgasbord of eclectic, electrifying, awe-inspiring and internationally acclaimed dancers, musicians, family entertainers, speakers, actors and full throttle performance troupes. Park City Institute presents its 17th season at The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Center for the Performing Arts from October through May. Tickets and season punch cards are currently on sale. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Present DUKE IT OUT at Nichols Concert Hall, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

The Music Institute of Chicago welcomes families for Duke It Out, a concert showcasing both traditional and jazz-inflected versions of The Nutcracker Suite, Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., preceded by an open house at 9 a.m., at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (more...)

Dyad Plays Puccini Plays CD Release Party Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

Dyad Plays Puccini has upcoming shows through October, including shows in New York and New Jersey. Dyad Plays Puccini features Lou Caimano on saxophone, and Eric Olsen on piano. (more...)

Celebrity Series of Boston to Present Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Celebrity Series of Boston will present Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis,on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 7pm at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Media partner is 89.7 WGBH. (more...)

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