For the past three years, LifeLine Music Coalition has produced the Friday Night Jazz Series @ Woodmere Art Museum! We have launched the world premier of special events that have become signature programs for LMC.
Mark your calendar for 2013 – 2014!
We look forward to seeing you!
Friday Night Jazz
6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine served
“Mr. Magic” A Grover Washington, Jr. Tribute
The man who originated “Smooth Jazz” was an innovator and player of “all things saxophone”. He composed and performed with the passion that brought jazz into even more homes and hearts. His music was a “connector” for Jazz and Smooth R&B. Join the group “Hidden Treasure” as they perform some of Grover’s most memorable tunes like: Mr Magic, Let It Flow, Sad Samba, Just The Two of Us, and Winelight.
Jazzy Divas – The Sound That Touches the Soul
The Jazz divas made an indelible mark on the music and the world. Sarah, Billie, Nina, Ella, Dinah, and more come to life as our current day divas: Michelle Beckham, Sherry Butler, Tonya Lynette, Pat Washington, Lauren Lark, and Jackie Joyner along with The Arpeggio Jazz Quartet create a vocal banquet as we all feast on the songs we have come to love. Songs include: Strange Fruit, God Bless the Child, Misty, Four Women, What A Difference A Day Makes, Tenderly, and many more.
Smoother Than Silk – The Nat King Cole Trio
The voice that calmed the most frazzled nerves and soothed the restless beast in all of us. Nat King Cole was a pioneer in many ways and let his music forge the path that opened so many doors for musicians and audiences alike. This era of his music was his step into the world of jazz and cool that propelled him for the rest of his career. Songs will include: Sweet Lorraine, I Love You, L-O-V-E, When I Fall In Love, Paper Moon and Smile.
I Wanna Hold Your Band – Jazz Meets The Beatles
Four young men from Liverpool, England made some unforgettable music for at least 25 years that demanded and received the music world’s attention — just like jazz did and continues to do. Their compositions were on equal footing with the social scene of their times. The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble will give us the jazzy styling of Beatles. This concert has been generously sponsored by Glenmede.
Great Legends in Jazz Guitars – Wes Montgomery and George Benson
The guitar has always been an important element in jazz music. Join Frank Butrey, Matt Richards and Rich Tucker as they play the songs and styles of these great icons of the jazz guitar. Songs include: All of Me, Blues in the Private, Four by Six, Masquerade, Moody’s Mood for Love and many more.
Making Words into Song – A Tribute to Johnny Mercer
The unforgettable lyrics of Johnny Mercer are handles with style and dignity by vocalists Tonya Lynette and (TBD), as we travel from Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, reliving the songs that bring poignant memories to so many.Songs from Johnny Mercer’s career that have touched our lives include: Skylark, That Old Black Magic, Too Marvelous for Words, Midnight Sun, One for My Baby (and One More For the Road).
That Southern Soul – Stax Records
Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Booker T and the MG’s, King Curtis, Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, The Staple Singers, Mavis Staples, and many more “soulful” R&B artists that have added to America’s music collage have come from the studios of this famed record label. Vocalists Roy Richardson, Pat Scott, and Tonya Lynette with will take us to the soul kitchen of Stax with tunes like:
Soul Man, I’ll Take You There, Green Onions, Hold On, I’m Comin, Try A Little Tenderness, Respect, and many others that will give you a taste of that “Memphis Soul Stew.”
The Holidays with Duke and Ella
Deck the halls with holiday favorites done in a jazzy style as we celebrate with Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. Pianist Adam Faulk and vocalist Suzette Burgess will put us in the spirit.