From 1925 to 1930 three veteran songwriters -- B. G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson -- formed a songwriting team that created a series of wonderful, light-hearted Jazz Age musical comedy gems and left us with some of the best (and downright cheeriest) work of the Songbook era, including "Button Up Your Overcoat", "The Best Things In Life Are Free", "Just Imagine", "You're The Cream In My Coffee", and "(Keep Your) Sunny Side Up". In addition, all three were individually a part of many other Songbook classics both before and after their partnership, including "Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Bye, Bye Blackbird", "Avalon", "Sonny Boy", "If You Knew Susie", and…well, the list goes on and on!
Jesse Cloninger and The Jazz Kings open their 2017-18 season with a fun-packed tribute to this extraordinarily cheery and productive team from the golden age of musical comedy. You should only avoid this show if you are adverse to good times.
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.
As a special treat for our Sunday, November 5th audience, SYJO, The Shedd You Jazz Orchestra, led by Tony Glausi opens at 2:30 pm. Composed of the most talented young players in the lower Willamette Valley, SYJO will feature the rhythm section with selected soloists performing their favorite jazz standards and originals along with the entire big band as they present everything from classic repertoire of the 1930s to music from artists of today.
, reedsJosh Hettwer
Jessika Smith, reeds
Alexis Garnica, trumpetTony Glausi
, trumpetGlenn Bonney
, tromboneVicki Brabham
Alistair Gardner, drumsNiels Miller
, bassKyle Smith
(1920) interpolated into Sinbad B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose (w/m)