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The Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra presents ‘Swinging West’
February 18 - February 19
Marion Evans composed and/or arranged all the music for this show. Evans’ career includes composing & arranging for Judy Garland, Tommy Dorsey, Percy Faith, Count Basie, Steve Lawrence, & Eydie Gorme, among a multitude of others. Evans also orchestrated music for many Broadway shows and films including Some Like It Hot. In recent years Evans has arrangements for Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, winning a Grammy award in the process.
The voice of Steve Lawrence is known to all those who love the iconic male jazz voices of the 1950-1960s. Lawrence’s LP Swinging West LP (all arrangements by Marion Evans) is a lighthearted & fun-filled recording that will be featured throughout this concert. Lawrence’s recordings are known for their swinging good time vibes as is Evans’ all-instrumental LP Ted McNabb & Co. which will comprise the other half of the repertoire for this show.