ST. LOUIS BLUES by W.C. Handy
Ladies Sing the Blues
November 9, 2013
The Allen Room
Vocalists Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas, and Charenee Wade channel the independent spirits of 1920s blues divas Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey, and the legendary crossover singer Ethel Waters. Pianist Mark Shane takes the reins as Music Director, addressing this important American music from a 21st century perspective. These performances also feature trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, saxophonist and clarinetist Mark Lopeman, trombonist Harvey Tibbs, guitarist Matt Munisteri, bassist Tal Ronen, and drummer Mark McLean.
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