'Jazz At The Bowl' Presents "There'll Be Another Spring: A Tribute To Miss Peggy Lee," July 14
Los Angeles, CA -- An encore presentation of one of the most popular concerts at last year's JVC Jazz Festival in New York at Carnegie Hall, "There'll Be Another Spring: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee," will be presented for Los Angeles music fans at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, July 14 at 8:00 pm. The event is the kickoff concert of the 'Jazz at the Bowl' 2004 season.
Scheduled performers include stars from jazz to Broadway to current pop music and beyond, including such entertainment legends and contemporary favorites as Bea Arthur, Petula Clark, Freddy Cole, Rita Coolidge, Lorraine Feather, Nnenna Freelon, Jack Jones, Jolie Jones, Maureen McGovern, Jane Monheit, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Nancy Sinatra, and a number of special guest artists to be announced.
Lee's personal favorite rhythm section, Mike Renzi (music director, piano), John Pisano (guitar), Jay Leonhart (bass) and Grady Tate (drums), backed by a traditional big band, will accompany the performers. Featured will be the original arrangements by her esteemed colleagues, collaborators, friends and fans, including Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins, Randy Newman, and Quincy Jones.
Produced and created by Richard Barone, the evening will highlight Peggy Lee's compositions and collaborations -- revealing her undeniable and lasting influence on the American pop/jazz songbook -- as well as songs written specially for her legendary voice by some of America's greatest composers.
Barone explains, "This is more than a tribute concert to a great artist. It's a unique musical biography of Peggy Lee's life told through her songs -- performed by the people who knew and loved her, and newer artists who have felt her influence on their own work."
"The music will be fabulous and the vocal stylings by some of the world's great singers will make Peggy's dynamic songs come alive again," added George Wein, CEO of Festival Productions, Inc., and presenter of Jazz Festivals around the world.
Lee is remembered for a long list of award-winning tunes including "Fever," "Maņana," "It's A Good Day," "Why Don't You Do Right?" "Lover," "Black Coffee," "Don't Smoke in Bed," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "Is That All There Is?," and many other unforgettable songs.
World-renowned as the epitome of pop/jazz sophistication for over six decades, and a favorite of music festivals around the world, Lee performed her final concert at The Hollywood Bowl in 1995, adding to the significance of this very special evening of legendary music.
The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA. Phone: (323) 850-2000. For ticket info, please visit the Hollywood Bowl web site, HollywoodBowl.com.
Program from June, 2003 concert at Carnegie Hall