Tony Award nominee Ann Hampton Callaway will salute songs made famous in films in Jazz Goes to the Movies, her new solo show premiering August 30–31 at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York.
Callaway told Playbill that the show grew out of the creative process of planning her upcoming new CD. “My producer Lisa Schiff and I found that many of the songs we were interested in came from films. One of my favorite shows I’ve created recently is Jazz Meets Broadway. My upcoming show, Jazz Goes to the Movies, will have a similar bent, exploring the fascinating ways jazz and film have come together to tell stories.”
She said her playlist will include “Taking a Chance on Love” from Vernon Duke’s Cabin in the Sky, “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” from Irving Berlin’s Follow the Fleet, “This Time the Dream’s on Me,” from Harold Arlen’s Blues in the Night, and “As Time Goes By,” the Herman Hupfeld classic from Casablanca.
Callaway said she also is considering including jazz songs she has recorded for films, including “Come Rain or Come Shine” from The Good Shepherd, “The Nearness of You” from Last Holiday, and “Pourquoi,” a song she wrote for the new motion picture Blind, starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore.
Callaway will be accompanied at the concert by Ted Rosenthal on piano, Martin Wind on bass, and Tim Horner on drums. The set will include seven new arrangements she did with John Proulx.
She added, “The project has evolved into a celebration of the golden age of songwriters from the 30's and 40's who wrote love songs for the silver screen that gave people dreams when they needed them most. Seems like we are in need of that beauty and hope in these troubled times.”
Callaway earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 1999 musical Swing!. She now tours and plays concerts internationally.
Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, associated with Jazz at Lincoln Center, is located at 10 Columbus Circle (Broadway at 60th Street) in Manhattan. Callaway will give two performances nightly, at 7:30 and 9:30 PM.
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