Jazz & The Great American Songbook

Portfolio CoverIn his program Jazz & The Great American Songbook, Ed Vodicka bridges the gap between these two classic idioms.  Ed’s insightful commentary and humor not only illuminate how jazz had its beginnings dependent on the songbook, and how it has diversified on its own.  By using the songbook in fresh ways for jazz, he creates a new appreciation for it with serious jazz fans.  And, by explaining jazz compositions previously unknown to songbook enthusiasts, he opens the sometimes obscure world of jazz to the more general music listener.

Sample Program

  1. On The Street Where You Live
  2. I’ve Got The World On A String
  3. You’ve Changed
  4. By Myself
  5. Tin Tin Deo
  6. Squeeze Me
  7. So Many Stars
  8. No More Blues (Chega de Saudade)

Intermission

  1. My Little Brown Book
  2. Day Dream
  3. In Walked Bud
  4. Groovin’ High — Whispering
  5. Walkin’
  6. Old Folks
  7. Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  8. It Might As Well Be Spring

 

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