Hollywood will come to Manhattan October 31–November 4 when singer Ann Hampton Callaway brings her show Jazz Goes to the Movies into Birdland jazz club.
Her show explores the ways jazz and film have come together to tell stories.The playlist includes Vernon Duke’s “Taking a Chance on Love,” from Cabin in the Sky, Irving Berlin’s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” from Follow the Fleet, Harold Arlen’s “This Time the Dream’s on Me,” from Blues in the Night, and Herman Hupfeld’s “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca.
Callaway will also perform a set of jazz songs that she has recorded for films, including “Come Rain or Come Shine” from The Good Shepherd, starring Robert DeNiro; “The Nearness of You,” from Last Holiday, starring Queen Latifah; and “Pourquoi,” a song she wrote for Blind, starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore.
Callaway will be accompanied by her quartet: Ted Rosenthal on piano, Martin Wind on bass, Tim Horner on drums, and Jimmy Greene on sax. They will play two shows nightly, at 8:30 and 11 PM.
Callaway, who earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 1999 Broadway musical Swing!, is in the midst of a concert tour that will take her to Maryland, Minnesota, California, and the Sultanate of Oman in the coming weeks.
Tickets cost $40, and can be ordered by clicking here. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York City.
Callaway has a busy schedule of concerts coming up. Here is a selection of dates:
November 8: The Ella Century, The Dakota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Click here for tickets.
November 10: The Ella Century, Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Bethesda, Maryland. Click here for tickets.
November 18–19: Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway Sibling Revelry, Rubicon Theater Company, Ventura, California. Click here for tickets.
November 29: The Streisand Songbook, Royal Opera House Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Click here for tickets.
December 15–16: Christmas with The Callaway Sisters, North Carolina Pops Series, Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, North Carolina. Click here for tickets.
Liz Callaway has been a special guest performer on three of Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are available for Broadway on the Rhine River cruise August 13-20, 2017, featuring Seth Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Santino Fontana.
Playbill Travel is also booking Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 3-13, 2017, also featuring Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced.
Tickets are also now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, Carmen Cusack, and Sierra Boggess. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.