Midday Jazz Midtown: February 2015
Midday Jazz Midtown is a series produced by Ronny Whyte in partnership with Midtown Arts Common. Concerts are 1 hour long, and held on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at Saint Peter's Church. A $10 donation is requested.
Wednesday, February 4, 1:00 p.m.
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
From the smokey cabaret halls of Montmartre to the dingy bars of prohibition-era New York, Sweet Megg and her Wayfarers explore the sultry and sometimes crass music of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Featuring songs from Edith Piaf, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday and more, the Wayfarers are sure to bring their rabble-rousing, fun-loving sound into every piece they perform.
Wednesday, February 11, 1:00 p.m.
Daryl Sherman & Art Baron
A sparkling mainstay of Manhattan nightlife, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret. Internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf Astoria, she played Cole Porter's Steinway and has headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown - Peru, Indiana. Art Baron is an American jazz trombonist. He joined the Duke Ellington band in August 1973, at the age of 23, during the last year Ellington led the band, and was the last trombonist Ellington ever hired. He has performed and/or recorded with Buddy Rich, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, to name a few.
Wednesday, February 18
NO CONCERT - ASH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday, February 25, 1:00 p.m.
Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble
The Heritage Ensemble is a contemporary world music quintet that records and performs Eugene Marlow's original compositions and arrangements of Hebraic melodies in various jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian, and classical styles. The New York City Jazz Record called The Heritage Ensemble "a cross-cultural collaboration that spins and grooves."
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