Friday, April 26, 2013

All the Things You Are with the AM Jazz Band 

 The AM Jazz Band plays jazz, rock and bossa nova ensemble standards in concert at the Fulkerson Recital Hall on Friday April 26. 

 “All the Things You Are” by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern was heard in a couple of musicals in the 1930s and 40s but became a popular tune when recorded by the big bands of Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw.

 “My Foolish Heart,” with music by Victor Young and lyrics by Ned Washington, was popular in the 1950s. It became a standard recorded by artists as various as Tony Bennett, jazz pianist Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, and rock and rollers Dion and the Belmonts, and Jan and Dean.

 “Pick Up the Pieces” was a 1974 hit for the Average White Band. “Aqua De Beber” (“Water to Drink”) is a bossa nova tune recorded by Astrud Gilberto, but also by Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, among many others.

 The AM Jazz Band from HSU performs on Friday April 26 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. Tickets are $7/3/free to HSU students with ID, from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. Directed by Paul Cummings, produced by the HSU Music Department.

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