Tony Award nominee Ann Hampton Callaway salutes songs made famous in films
in - Jazz Goes to the Movies.
This show, explores the fascinating ways jazz and film have come together to tell stories.The playlist includes “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’sBlues in the Night, and “As Time Goes By,” the Herman Hupfeldclassic from Casablanca.
Callaway also performs jazz songs 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 QueenLatifah, and “Pourquoi,” a song she wrote for the new film Blind, starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore.
Jazz Goes to the Movies is mainly 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. It’s a perfect time to celebrate…dreams and a sense of hope.
“For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway.” - Stephen Holden, New York Times
“Callaway is one of the best equipped jazz vocalists swinging today.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
“Astonishing.” – LA Weekly
“…superbly intelligent, singularly creative pop-jazz stylist who can stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Streisand, Ronstadt, Shirley Horn and Dianne Reeves…” – Christopher Loudon, JazzTimesBuy Ticket