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A Montmartre jazz party
Thu, Aug 9, 8:00 - 10:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
"My greatest claim to fame is that I discovered Bricktop before Cole Porter." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
The indisputable queen of Jazz Age Paris nightlife was Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, known to the world then and now simply as "Bricktop". Bricktop got her start (and her nickname, due to her red hair) at Barron's Exclusive in Harlem and moved to Paris in 1924 at the invitation of Gene Bullard, who had just opened his club Le Grand Duc on that corner of Rue Pigalle and Rue Fontaine in Montmartre. Over the next 16 years, first at Le Grand Duc and then at a series of her own clubs, she hosted the most luminous of Paris Jazz Age scene, from Scott Fitzgerald and T. S. Eliot to (for a brief period) the Montparnasse avant garde to, finally and most prominantly the worlds of Cole Porter, Noel Coward and the Prince of Wales.
The 2012 OFAM jazz party pays tribute to Bricktop and those golden years, including everything from solos to group jams, with Clairdee on vocals and some surprises from Ian Whitcomb. The format for the evening will be our usual jazz party: top-ticketed cabaret seating down front of the 21+ main floor, and reserved seating for all ages up in the balcony, with a full bar in the Tykeson Lobby. We won’t be getting going at midnight, mercifully, but at the far more civilized hour of 8 pm. And while formal wear is not required, in the spirit of the event, we encourage it for those who opt for the Gold Circle cabaret seating.
As usual, the evening’s program will be shaped by audience requests from the provided program list of music played at Bricktop’s, as well as favorite songs of Bricktop and the itinerant musicians, dancers and singers that passed through her world. Be prepared for a relaxed evening featuring some of the best standards-based jazz anywhere...with plenty of great singing.
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director, clarinet, reeds
Clairdee, vocals
Ian Whitcomb, vocals
Howard Alden, guitar
Doug Miller, bass
Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar
Chuck Redd, drums, vibes
Ted Rosenthal, piano
Terell Stafford, trumpet
Aaron Weinstein, violin
The eveningy's program will be selected from the following:
 Stormy Weather
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Ted Koehler - Music by Harold Arlen
 Ballin' The Jack
Words by Jim Burris - Music by Chris Smith
 My Melancholy Baby
Words by George Norton - Music by Ernie Burnett
 What Is This Thing Called Love?
(1929) Wake Up And Dream!
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Creole Love Call
(1927) Rhyth-mania
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson
(1935) Cotton Club Parade, 26th Edition
Words by Ted Koehler - Music by Rube Bloom
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Sweet Georgia Brown
Words by Kenneth Casey - Music by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard
 I Must Have That Man
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 All Alone
(1924) Music Box Revue 1923
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Beale Street Blues
Words & music by W. C. Handy
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 After You've Gone
Words by Henry Creamer - Music by Turner Layton
Words by Joe Young, Sam Lewis - Music by Harry Akst
 The Blue Room
(1926) The Girl Friend
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Everybody Loves My Baby
(1924) Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1924
Words & music by Spencer Williams, Jack Palmer
 Doin' The New Lowdown
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Miss Otis Regrets
Words & music by Cole Porter
 How Deep Is The Ocean?
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Embraceable You
(1930) Girl Crazy
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 The Man I Love
(1924) Strike Up The Band
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Am I Blue?
(1929) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Grant Clarke - Music by Harry Akst
 Blue Skies
(1927) Betsy
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Ace In The Hole
(1941) Let's Face It
Words & music by Cole Porter
 I'm In Love Again
Words & music by Cole Porter
Words & music by Earl "Fatha" Hines, Henri Woode
 Honeysuckle Rose
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
 Bye, Bye, Blackbird
Words by Mort Dixon - Music by Ray Henderson
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
Words & music by Jack Yellen, Milton Ager, Red Nichols, Frank Crumit
 That Old Feeling
(1937) Vogues of 1938
Words by Lew Brown - Music by Sammy Fain
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Milton Ager, 1893-1979
Harry Akst, 1894-1963
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Ben Bernie, 1891-1943
Rube Bloom, 1902-1976
Lew Brown, 1893-1958
Ernie Burnett, 1884-1959
Jim Burris, -
Kenneth Casey, 1899-1965
Grant Clarke, 1891-1931
Henry Creamer, 1879-1930
Frank Crumit, -
Mort Dixon, 1892-1956
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Sammy Fain, 1902-1989
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
W. C. Handy, 1873-1958
Lorenz Hart, 1895-1943
Ray Henderson, 1896-1970
Earl "Fatha" Hines, 1903-1983
Rudy Jackson, -
Ted Koehler, 1894-1973
Turner Layton, 1894-1978
Sam Lewis, 1885-1959
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Bubber Miley, 1903-1932
Red Nichols, 1905-1965
George Norton, 1880-1923
Jack Palmer, 1900-1976
Maceo Pinkard, 1897-1962
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Andy Razaf, 1895-1973
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Chris Smith, -
Fats Waller, 1904-1943
Spencer Williams, 1889-1965
Henri Woode, 1909-1994
Jack Yellen, 1892-1991
Joe Young, 1889-1939
Ticket/Venue Info
Bricktop's Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20% 
Gold48.00  43.25  41.00  38.50  -  
Red36.00  32.50  30.75  29.00  -  
Youth22.00  -   -   -   -  
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

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Tuesday Aug 7
10:00 amSous les toits de Paris
5:00 pmLe Jazz Hot
8:00 pmA Moveable Feast
Wednesday Aug 8
10:00 amSous Les Toits De Paris
2:00 pmLa Musique Créole
5:00 pmMon Homme vs. La Venus Noire
8:00 pmÇa, C'est Paris
Thursday Aug 9
10:00 amThe Smiling Lieutenant
2:00 pmLet's Misbehave
5:00 pmThe Best Americans
8:00 pmBricktop's
Friday Aug 10
10:00 amOne Hour With You
2:00 pmLes Six
5:00 pmDjango Reinhardt & Company
8:00 pmNuages
Saturday Aug 11
10:00 amLove Me Tonight
8:00 pmTreat it Gentle
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