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We'll Meet Again with Jaimee Paul and Leif Shires at John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Posted by Maura Dunno on December 22, 2022

Where

John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
2700 F Street, Nw
Washington, DC
Map
(202) 467-4600

We'll Meet Again with Jaimee Paul and Leif Shires at John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

When

Sat, February 4, 2023
7:30 pm

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Musicians

Jaimee Paul
voice / vocals
Chris Hemingway
saxophone, alto
Leif Shires
trumpet
Sergio Alessandro Buslje
composer/conductor

About

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...

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