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Ça, C'est Paris
The French music-hall & cabaret, 1912-39
Wed, Aug 8, 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
"Her voice, slightly off-key, was that of the Parisian street hawkers—the husky, trailing voice of the Paris people." -- Jean Cocteau, of Mistinguett
Jazz was but one thread of the complex cultural traditions weaving through the streets of Paris between the Wars, and we dedicate more than a little of this year’s festival to a number of those other currents. In this evening’s concert, Siri Vik welcomes Ian Whitcomb in a tribute to music halls and cabarets of Montmartre, Montparnasse and throughout Paris where, in the closing years of La Belle Époque and into the Jazz Age and after, French chanson and the songs of Broadway and Hollywood intermingled. Look for French and American classics made famous by Mistinguett (“Mon Homme”), Maurice Chevalier (“Mimi”), Damia (“C’est mon gigolo”), Fréhel (“Les Filles qui la nuit”), Marie Dubas (“Le Tango stupéfiant”), Joséphine Baker (“J’ai deux amours”), Jean Sablon & Mireille (“Presque oui”), and just a hint of Édith Piaf (“Mon Légionnaire”).
Event Personnel
Siri Vik, director, vocals
Ian Whitcomb, vocals, accordion
Ken Peplowski, clarinet
Howard Alden, guitar
Doug Miller, bass
Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar
Chuck Redd, drums
Ted Rosenthal, piano
Terell Stafford, trumpet
Aaron Weinstein, violin
Program
Mistinguett (1875-1956)
 Ça, C'est Paris
(1926)
Words by Jacques Charles, Lucienne Boyer - Music by José Padilla
 Je Cherche Un Millionaire
(1937)
Words by Marc Cab, P. De Lima - Music by Nacio Herb Brown
 Mon Homme
(1920) Casino de Paris 1920 Paris qui Jazz
Words by Jacques Charles (fr), Channing Pollock (en), Albert Willemetz (fr) - Music by Maurice Yvain
Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972)
 Valentine
(1925)
Words & music by Henri Christiné
 Mimi
(1932) Love Me Tonight
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
Joséphine Baker (1906-75)
 You're Driving Me Crazy
(1930) Smiles
Words & music by Walter Donaldson
 J'ai deux amours
(1930)
Words by Géo Koger, Henri Varna - Music by Vincent Scotto
Damia (1889-1978)
Fréhel (1891-1951)
Marie Dubas (1894-1972) & Édith Piaf (1915-63)
Jean Sablon (1906-94) & Mireille (1906-96)
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Lucienne Boyer, 1903-1983
Nacio Herb Brown, 1896-1964
Marc Cab, 1900-1978
Jacques Charles, -
Henri Christiné, 1867-1941
P. De Lima, -
Walter Donaldson, 1893-1947
Lorenz Hart, 1895-1943
Géo Koger, 1894-1975
José Padilla, 1889-1960
Channing Pollock, 1880-1946
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Vincent Scotto, 1874-1952
Henri Varna, 1887-1969
Albert Willemetz, 1887-1964
Maurice Yvain, 1891-1965
Ticket/Venue Info
Ça, C'est Paris Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
AA36.00  32.50  30.75  29.00  18.00 
A32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  16.00 
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
O20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000

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