Photo Flash: Todd Murray Brings 'CROON' to Birdland
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled that Los Angeles singer Todd Murray brought his acclaimed show "CROON: When A Whisper Became A Song" to the historic music room this past Monday. Scroll down for photos from the concert!
The show is just as smart, historically fascinating and musically superb as we'd heard, and then some! Todd took the audience back in time from before the invention of the microphone, and through each decade since, with some extraordinary singing and story-telling. He was given superb support by veteran New York City musicians Alex Rybeck on piano, Steve Doyle on bass, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Dan Gross on drums.
Todd Murray is a respected international interpreter of The American Songbook. His deep, heartfelt baritone caresses the gorgeous melodies and lyrics of Rogers and Hart, Cole Porter, Burt Bacharach and Leonard Cohen with vocals reminiscent of Elvis Presley and Bing Crosby. Murray takes the audience from the time before the microphone through each decade since.
Photo Credit: Kevin Alvey
Todd Murray and the band
Stacey Sullivan and Jim Czak
Todd Murray and Jon Lieckfelt