From Cole Porter to Cy Coleman, from the Gershwins to Jelly Roll Morton and now today’s Bandstand by Oberacker and Taylor, jazz has long infiltrated the sounds of Broadway. Whether you’re looking to turn up the heat or cool off, this week’s Playbill Mixtape features the best jazz songs from musical theatre and jazz arrangements from Broadway’s best performers.
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ALL THAT JAZZ
Think Chicago’s classicly subtle “All That Jazz.” Think Kiss Me Kate’s brassy “Too Darn Hot.”