In response to a dearth of modern jazz offerings in the local live music scene, WWOZ and Prime Example present a newly revived concert series, one that allows patrons to enjoy and "swing" to living legends of modern New Orleans jazz in an intimate, neighborhood lounge setting. This week's performance features Roderick Paulin!
"Thursday Night Swingin'," hosted by Soul Sister
Where: The Prime Example Jazz Club, 1909 North Broad St.
When: Every Thursday night, two shows at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Admission is $15. (WWOZ members receive special discounted $10 admission with their membership card.)
The singers of NOVA and guest choir, The Jefferson Chorale, present poems by Whitman, Graves, Frost, ee cummings, Shakespeare, and others, skillfully set to music by composers Norman Dello Joio, Morten Lauridsen, Randall Thompson, others.
NOVA is conducted by Dr. Meg Frazier; The Jefferson Chorale is conducted by Dr. Louise LaBruyère.
For more information, go to novachorale.org
featuring: Wanda Rouzan, Leah Chase & Philip Melancon
March 21 (Thurs at 8pm)
The lyrics of Hal David helped define a generation of music lovers. Given his success collaborating with Burt Bacharach penning the likes of “Wishin’ and Hopin’,” “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” ” Raindrops Are Falling On My Head,” ” Close To You” and “Alfie,” a magnificent career was evident. But his song list extends far beyond this work. Add “Magic Moments,” “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” “Broken Hearted Melody” and “One Less Bell to Answer” and you begin to appreciate the range he covered. Winner of the Library of Congress Gershwin Award for songwriting, numerous Songs of the Year, just add the magic of Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, B.J. Thomas, and The Carpenters and you have the true genius of Hal David.