We'll Meet Again with Jaimee Paul and Leif Shires at John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
Sat, February 4, 2023
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An evening of American jazz nostalgia with Nashville sensation, Jaimee Paul, singing favorites of the 1940’s such as the wartime hit, We’ll Meet Again. Tonight’s performance also features selections from a swinging orchestral work, the Zodiac Suite, by Mary Lou Williams, the talented, prolific African-American jazz composer, pianist, and arranger for Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and others. Considered a musician’s musician, she was highly regarded for her swing-era music and her later contributions to the development of contemporary American jazz. A series of 12 pieces each inspired by an astrological sign and the musicians born under it, Williams' ambitious 1945 composition fuses classical and jazz music that at the time was described as a key moment in the recognition of jazz as important 20th century music...