Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Kentucky Headhunters blowing the roof off the Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA, last night. If you haven't seen these guys you are missing out!
Sunday, June 21, 2015
In honor of Paul McCartney playing Philly tonight, I don't have a ticket, a picture of me at age 7 and a letter I wrote to Paul. I wonder why my mother never mailed it? For what the world has given Paul, fame and fortune,he should do all of his shows for FREE using a lottery draw for tickets.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Get your tickets for the Kentucky Headhunters at the Sellersville Theater this Sunday June 21, 2015.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
Get your tickets for Dar Williams and Jill Sobule at World Cafe Live in Philly on June 26, 2015. Dar's latest album,"Emerald" is FANTASTIC!
Legendary singer and actress Peggy King and the charismatically swinging All-Star Jazz Trio—pianist Andy Kahn, drummer Bruce Klauber, and bassist Bruce Kaminsky—have signed with the Fresh Sound Record label to release Peggy King’s first new recording in 36 years. “Peggy King and The All-Star Jazz Trio: Songs ala King,” featuring 18 of some of the finest songs in the Great American Songbook library, will see an early fall, international release.
Along with Tony Bennett Peggy King is likely the only certifiable star of stage, screen, radio, television, recordings, the concert stage and nightclubs still performing today. While she virtually symbolized the Golden Age of television via her three-year stint on comedian George Gobel’s television show, “pretty, perky Peggy King,” as she was known then, worked in films and television with every star imaginable, from Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme’ to Sammy Davis, Jr. and Andre Previn.
Her credits could fill volumes, and those credits include film roles in “The Bad and the Beautiful” with Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner, “Zero Hour” with Dana Andrews and Linda Darnell, and guest-starring stints with Steve Allen, Nat “King” Cole, James Garner, Bob Hope, Cole, Ed Sullivan, Garry Moore, Johnny Carson and Mike Douglas, among many others. One of the charming high points of the recent Emmy Award-winning HBO film, “Behind the Candelabra,” was Peggy King’s on-screen rendition of “When Liberace Winks at Me,” which she sang on television circa 1956.
Of Peggy King today? "At the age of 85, her intonation, interpretive powers, subtle sense of swing and range are better than they were in 1955," said Jazz Times. Gary Giddins of the Village Voice called her "ageless." And Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote that "Peggy King delivers the same goods she delivered more than 40 years ago."
The All-Star Jazz Trio
The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based trio has been entertaining audiences up and down the East Coast—and frequently beyond—for 43 years with their eclectic repertoire, showmanship and ability to swing the roof off of any venue. In addition being an instantly identifiable jazz pianist, Kahn is an educator, archivist and vocalist who also wrote and produced the number one dance record of the late 1970s, “Hot Shot.” Drummer Bruce Klauber, a hard swinger out of the Buddy Rich/Gene Krupa school, is also Krupa’s biographer, a newspaper columnist and one-time Warner Bros. “Jazz Legends” DVD series producer. Bassist Bruce Kaminsky teaches at several area colleges, is one of the pioneers of World Music, and invented the widely-used electronic/acoustic hybrid KYDD Bass, which can be heard on this recording.
Fresh Sound Records
Founded by Jordi Pujol in 1983 and based in Barcelona, Fresh Sound has released hundreds of reissues of 1950s and 1960s jazz that would otherwise be lost. Just a few of the artists on Fresh sound are Jimmy Heath, Lee Morgan, Lem Winchester, Maynard Ferguson and James Moody. In the mid-1990s, FSR began issuing new music from a number of modernists, including Ronnie Cuber, Avishai Cohen, The Bad Plus and Seamus Blake. Peggy King and The All-Star Jazz Trio are proud to be associated with Jordi Pujol and this prestigious record label.
Friday, June 12, 2015