By Kenneth Jones
29 Feb 2012
The 7:30 PM performance celebrates the songs of the vaudeville era. The concert is produced for Carnegie Hall by Michael A. Kerker (ASCAP) and Scott Coulter.
Expect the title song to be sung by Baldwin, who was Tony Award-nominated as Best Actress for playing Sharon in Finian's Rainbow.
Berman, the musical director of Encores!, frequently collaborates with Baldwin in her concert appearances and albums. He was her music director for Finian's Rainbow at Encores!, on Broadway and in disc. They also worked together on her solo album debut, "Let's See What Happens."
Swanson lives in humble Shenandoah, IA. He is gaining a reputation as one of the world's foremost performers and historians of ragtime and early American popular music. He has studied piano with Waleed Howrani, Dr. Lisa Campi, Max Morath, Jeff Barnhart, Bob Seeley, Terry Waldo and Richard Dowling. He has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States. Swanson's first duet album was with 1950s pianist and recording artist Johnny Maddox, who has sold more than 11 million records. Visit adamgswanson.com for more information.
Singer-pianist Feinstein is the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook." He has performed in concert halls and cabarets around the world. He serves on the Library of Congress' National Recording Preservation Board, "which has been asked to ensure the survival, conservation, and increased public availability of America's sound-recording heritage." Through the widow of legendary concert pianist-actor Oscar Levant, a young Feinstein was introduced to Ira Gershwin in July 1977. He became his assistant for six years, giving Feinstein access to numerous unpublished Gershwin songs that he has since performed and recorded.
For tickets and information, visit carnegiehall.org.