Jazz Concert Themes Performed by GAMEjazz

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You’ll be treated to insider information including some history and characteristics of the Bass, Drums, Piano and Voice. Music selections will feature each and demonstrate how they meld.

Is it waltz? Is it swing? Is it Latin? Can we change it from one to another? “Time meters” in music make us want to boogie, or sway, or just get up and move somehow. The music featured will include rhythms that range from some not often heard to those you know well.

The “Blues” aren’t just sad songs…there are plenty of happy songs in this musical form, which is characterized by a specific set of familiar chord progressions – which also became the basis for rock-and–roll. You’ll hear some classics to get that musical form in your ear; then hears how this has changed over the years.

This radio show aired from 1935 through the 1950’s, and brought the sound of professional musicians to most American households for the first time. The music featured will be the top hits from those years, with both original and updated arrangements.

Some of the world’s most memorable songs have been written as themes for movies. Come for a night of some of the very best.

Broadway has been the source for new musical compositions in America for over 100 years. Listen to some fun “oldies but goodies”, and some much more recent musical comedy tunes.

There’s just something about that Latin beat that make you want to get up and move! Carmen Miranda and Desi Arnaz in the 30’s got people on their feet, and Jobim’s “Girl from Ipanema” performed by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto was a worldwide hit in the 60’s. The beauty and complexity of classic Latin music hits and more recent compositions, will be featured.

The number of great songs written about love are seemingly never-ending – new love, sweet love, unrequited love… it goes on and on. You’ll hear some of the very best love songs ever written – some familiar and some less well known that you’ll go away humming anew.

Spend an evening with the music of one of Americas’ Great composers – you pick. Selections can include the following: 

  • Cole Porter: 1891 to 1964…one of the major songwriters for Broadway“Night and Day”; “I Get a Kick out of You”; “I’ve Got you under my Skin”“Love for Sale”
  • Irving Berlin: 1988 – 1989 … his songs were world famous“Alexanders Ragtime Band”; “White Christmas”; “What’ll I Do” “I’ve Got My Love to Keep me Warm”
  • George and Ira Gershwin: (George 1898 – 1937; Ira 1896- 1983) ..amazing composer/lyricist brothers “Rapsody in Blue”; “I Got Rhythm”; “They Can’t Take That Away from Me; “Someone to Watch Over Me”
  • Duke Ellington: 1899 – 1974 ….Pulitzer Prize winner, Duke wrote over 1000 songs, many that are now music “standards” “Do Noth’in till you Hear from Me; “Sophisticated Lady; “In a Sentimental Mood”; “Take the A Train”