A Pocketful Of Dreams
Bing Crosby & The Classic Songbook
Fri, Feb 9, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Austin Auditorium, LaSells
In 1947 an Associated Press poll declared him "the most admired man alive"...ahead of Jackie Robinson, Pope Pius the XII and President Harry S. Truman. In 1948 Music Digest estimated that more than half of the 80,000 hours of recorded music broadcast on radio each week were filled with his recordings. In 1954 Decca Records declared that "the voice of Bing Crosby, has been heard by more people than the voice of any other human being who has ever lived." By mid-century, the crooner's voice, face and personality were indeed seemingly everywhere. Certainly the extraordinary technological developments in entertainment distribution in the late 1920s through '40s -- the phonograph, the radio, and motion pictures -- played a significant role in making such a thing possible. But it was Crosby's brilliant understanding of the special requirements and potential of each of those new media, that set him apart, even from his many equally-successful and famous colleagues. Jesse Cloninger and The Jazz Kings pay tribute to Crosby with a choice selection of the best from his long career.
The Florence, Corvallis and Sunday matinee Eugene performances offer conventional concert seating. The format for the Eugene evening performance offers cabaret seating on the main floor with reserved seating in the balcony and full bar in the Tykeson Lobby.
This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket program, which makes a set of free tickets to 2017-18 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college (college students must show student ID). The program is made possible by a support from Shedd benefactors dedicated to exposing young people to jazz in all its forms. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information. Usually, Youth high school and younger 50% discount and college w/ current student ID 10% discount.
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, Director
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Jonathan Corona, reeds
Jessika Smith, reeds
Alexis Garnica, trumpet
Cody Simmons, trumpet
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano & vocals
Ken Mastrogiovanni, drums
Niels Miller, bass
Kyle Smith, guitar
 I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams
(1938) Sing You Sinners
Words by Johnny Burke
Music by James V. Monaco
 Play A Simple Melody
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Don't Fence Me In
Words by Robert Fletcher
Words & music by Cole Porter
(1932) The Big Broadcast
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Ralph Rainger
 Pennies From Heaven
(1936) Pennies From Heaven
Words by Johnny Burke
Music by Arthur Johnston
 You've Got Me Where You Want Me
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harry Warren
 I'll Be Seeing You
(1938) Right This Way
Words by Irving Kahal
Music by Sammy Fain
 I've Got The Girl
Words & music by Walter Donaldson
 Be Careful, It's My Heart
(1942) Holiday Inn
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Blue Skies
(1926) Betsy
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
(1932) Americana
Words by Yip Harburg
Music by Jay Gorney
 Yodelin' Jive
Words & music by Don Raye, Hughie Prince
 Sierra Sue
Words & music by Joseph B. Carey
 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
(1944) Here Come The Waves
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harold Arlen
 All My Love (Bolero)
Words by Mitchell Parish
Music by Paul Durand
 Hawaiian Paradise
Words & music by Harry Owens
 Lili Marlene
Words by Hans Leip
Music by Norbert Schultze
 I'm An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande)
(1936) Rhythm On The Range
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 Sunday, Monday or Always
Words by Johnny Burke
 Swinging On A Star
(1944) Going My Way
Words by Johnny Burke
 Mississippi Mud
Words & music by Harry Barris, James Cavanaugh
 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
(1939) New Faces
Words by Eric Maschwitz
Music by Manning Sherwin
Words by Carlo Tiochet (it), Jerry Castillo (en)
Music by Alberto Pestalozza
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Harry Barris, 1905-1962
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Johnny Burke, 1908-1964
Joseph B. Carey, -
Jerry Castillo, -
James Cavanaugh, -
Walter Donaldson, 1893-1947
Paul Durand, 1907-1977
Sammy Fain, 1902-1989
Robert Fletcher, -
Jay Gorney, 1894-1990
Yip Harburg, 1896-1981
Harry James, -
Arthur Johnston, 1898-1954
Irving Kahal, 1903-1942
Hans Leip, -
Eric Maschwitz, 1901-1969
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
James V. Monaco, 1885-1945
Harry Owens, -
Mitchell Parish, 1900-1993
Alberto Pestalozza, -
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Hughie Prince, -
Ralph Rainger, 1901-1942
Don Raye, 1909-1985
Leo Robin, 1900-1984
Norbert Schultze, -
Manning Sherwin, -
Carlo Tiochet, -
Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913-1990
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Ticket/Venue Info
A Pocketful Of Dreams Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20% 
A25.00  22.50  21.25  20.00  -  
Student Free0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  -  
Austin Auditorium
LaSells Stewart Center
OSU Campus
Corvallis, OR
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