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OFAM 2022 Life Is A Song 6 OFAM 2022 Life Is A Song 5 OFAM 2022 Life Is A Song 4 OFAM 2022 Life Is A Song 3 OFAM 2022 Life Is A Song 2 OFAM 2022 Life Is A Song 1
OFAM 2022 - Pennies From Heaven
Hummin’ to Myself
The extraordinary Connee Boswell
Thu, Jul 28 - Sat, Aug 6
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Collis Wealth Management
Concert sponsor
Collis Wealth Management
Concert sponsor
QSL Print Communications
OFAM 2022 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
At the twilight of the Jazz Age and the opening years of the Great Depression a close harmony sister act from New Orleans made the transition from vaudeville onto records, radio and film into national prominence with particular flare. The Boswell Sisters (Martha, Helvetia "Vet", and Connee) approached songs with a playfulness and almost irreverent panache that has seldom been equaled,
Hummin’ to Myself is one of 6 OFAM 2022 concerts presented twice:
    Evening: Thu, July 28, 7:30 pm
    Matinee: Sat, Aug 6, 1:30 pm
blending their spot-on intricate harmonies with a host of antics: scat, instrumental imitation, ‘Boswellese’ gibberish, tempo and meter changes, major/minor juxtaposition, key changes, and incorporation of sections from other songs. After the Sisters broke up in 1936 when Vet and Martha decided to get married, Connee continued in her own solo career until 1960. Shirley Andress and company celebrate The Boswell Sisters and explore especially the career and art of Connee.
Event Personnel
Shirley Andress, artistic director
Vicki Brabham, music director
Vicki Brabham, piano
Nathan Waddell, bass
Theo Halpert, drums
Steve Arriola, guitar
Jonathan Corona, reeds
Daniel Cathey, reeds
Idit Shner, reeds
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Cody Simmons, trumpet
Devin Perez, trumpet
 Heebie Jeebies
(1926) Boyd Atkins (m)
 Alexander's Ragtime Band
(1911) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Hummin' To Myself
(1932) Herb Magidson, Monty Siegel (w) Sammy Fain (m)
 Say It Isn't So
(1932) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart
(1938) Irving Mills, John Redmond, Henry Nemo (w) Duke Ellington (m)
 Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia
(1932) Mitchell Parish (w) Frank Perkins (m)
 Me Minus You
(1932) Paul Francis Webster (w) John Jacob Loeb, Abel Baer (m)
 Life Is A Song
(1935) Joe Young (w) Fred E. Ahlert (m)
 Whispers In The Dark
(1937) Artists And Models Leo Robin (w) Frederick Hollander (m)
 On The Beach At Bali Bali
(1936) Abner Silver (w) Jack Meskill, Al Sherman (m)
 Everybody Loves My Baby
(1924) Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1924 Spencer Williams, Jack Palmer (w/m)
Moon Medley
 Blue Moon
 Moon Over Miami
(1935) Edgar Leslie (w) Joe Burke (m)
 Oh You Crazy Moon
(1939) Swingin' The Dream Johnny Burke (w) Jimmy Van Heusen (m)
 Shine On, Harvest Moon
(1908) Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth (w/m)
 Mama Don’t Allow It
(1925) William Henry Jackson (w/m)
 The Object Of My Affection
(1934) Coy Poe, Jimmie Grier (m) Pinky Tomlin (w/m)
 Rock And Roll
(1934) Transatlandtic Merry-Go-Round Sidney Clare (w) Richard A. Whiting (m)
 Fare Thee, Honey, Fare Thee Well
(1938) Vol Stevens (m) Jamie Alston (w/m) [uses melody of I'll See You In The Spring, When The Birds Begin To Sing]
 Where There's Smoke There's Fire
(1934) Al Neiburg, Marty Symes, Jerry Levinson (w/m)
 My Little Nest of Heavenly Blue
(1922) Frasquita Sigmund Spaeth (w) Franz Lehár (m)
 Shuffle Off To Buffalo
(1932) 42nd Street Al Dubin (w) Harry Warren (m)

July, 2022
Th 28 7:30 pHummin’ to Myself: Eugene
August, 2022
Sa 06 1:30 pHummin’ to Myself: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
No ticketing information available.
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
QSL Print Communications
OFAM 2022 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor