(9pm – 1am) METROPOLITAN JAZZ OCTET and DEE ALEXANDER

(9pm – 1am) METROPOLITAN JAZZ OCTET and DEE ALEXANDER

Friday November 8

9:00pm - 1:00am

$15 cover charge

Friday, 9pm – 1am
Saturday, 8pm – midnight

The Metropolitan Jazz Octet and Dee Alexander
 “It’s Too Hot for Words” celebrating the music of Billie Holiday

John Kornegay – alto sax
Jim Gailloreto – tenor sax
Peter Brusen – baritone sax
Doug Scharf – trumpet
Russ Phillips – trombone
Bob Sutter – piano
Doug Bistrow – bass
Bob Rummage – drums

Special Guest:  Dee Alexander – vocals

The Metropolitan Jazz Octet (MJO) is the reawakening of a group that was originally started in the 1950’s by saxophonist/arranger Tom Hilliard (1930-2006). 

MJO has partnered with jazz vocalist Dee Alexander to perform music from their new album “It’s Too Hot for Words,”  a reimagining of classic Billie Holiday songs.  Dee has selected standards such as “The Blues Are a Brewin” and “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” as well as iconic ballads like “I’m a Fool To Want You” and the famous “Strange Fruit.”

The CD will be released on Delmark Records.  The music is both swinging and relevant, a beautiful vehicle for Dee’s voice and style.  2019 is the 60th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s passing, making this project all the more significant and meaningful.  

 

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