The Jazz Age: After years of struggle,
jazz music in Miami has hit a tipping point
by Jordan Levin of The Miami Herald
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Michael Feinstein, Christine Ebersole, Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra
Jazz and Broadway have a very symbiotic relationship. It was the writers of the Great American Songbook who composed most of the classic songs for Broadway in the 20th Century--Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rogers, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and later Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephan Sondheim. The songs by these composers became the basic repertoire for jazz artists of all eras. Tonight we celebrate the intersection of Jazz and Broadway.
The multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time GRAMMY Award–nominated entertainer, Michael Feinstein has been dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” and is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His unique interpretations of these songs bring the compositions and the interpretations into full focus. Feinstein is joined by Christine Ebersole, a two-time Tony Award winner for 42nd Street and Grey Gardens, she appeared on SNL, Ryan’s Hope and hit films The Wolf Of Wall Street, Amadeus, and The Big Wedding.
The Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, of the University of Miami helps celebrate this Broadway magic!