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7 band members and the lead singer sit around a piano



Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 2 pm

The Strutters are excited to share their latest musical project Vinyl Jazz, A Century Celebration. In 2017 the world embraced the 100th anniversary of recorded jazz. The Strutters with Meloney Collins invite audiences to enjoy a potpourri of jazz, pop and R and B melodies which have shaped our musical landscape. Songs that inspired, lyrics that reflected a particular time in our country's history, and melodies that played a significant role towards the development and enjoyment of American popular music.

Audiences will hear “Rhapsody In Blue”, written by 25 year old George Gershwin, Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo”, which Duke arranged specifically for microphone transmission, and “All Or Nothing At All”, originally a commercial flop for a young singer named Frank Sinatra but then re-recorded launching his career. In 1946 Nat King Cole took us along America’s most famous highway with “Route 66”, while Ella Fitzgerald took us out of this world with her signature song “How High The Moon”. Pianist Dave Brubeck and saxophonist Paul Desmond composed a catchy little tune with five beats to the measure and hit it big with “Take 5”, the first million selling jazz song of all time. And then the Ambassador of Jazz, Louis Armstrong recorded “Hello Dolly” in 1963 and knocked the Beatles out of the number one spot on the pop charts. This popular show combined Ms. Collin's sassy, yet sultry, personality and soulful voice, with the Strutters’ exciting musical arrangements, personable humor and showmanship. The result was a musical theater experience capturing the essential charm and vibrant energy of the golden age of jazz.



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