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Keep Your Sunny Side Up
The Music of De Sylva, Brown & Henderson
Sun Nov 5, 3:00-5:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Collis Wealth Management
Jazz Kings Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
  • Description
  • Free student tickets
  • SYJO opens!
  • Personnel
  • Program
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.
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, Director
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Josh Hettwer, reeds
Jessika Smith, reeds
Alexis Garnica, trumpet
Tony Glausi, trumpet
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Alistair Gardner, drums
Niels Miller, bass
Kyle Smith, guitar
 Alabamy Bound
(1924) Bud Green, B. G. DeSylva (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 If You Knew Susie
(1925) Big Boy Joseph Meyer, B. G. DeSylva (w/m)
 The Best Things In Life Are Free
(1927) Good News Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 When Day Is Done
(1926) B. G. DeSylva (w) Robert Katscher (m)
 Button Up Your Overcoat
(1928) Follow Thru Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 Somebody Loves Me
(1924) George White's Scandals 6th Edition Ballard MacDonald, B. G. DeSylva (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Good News
(1927) Good News Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 The Birth Of The Blues
(1926) interpolated into George White's Scandals 8th Edition Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 Look For The Silver Lining
(1921) Sally B. G. DeSylva (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 Animal Crackers In My Soup
(1935) Curly Top Ted Koehler, Irving Caesar, Edward Heyman (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 Beer Barrel Polka
(1934) Lew Brown (en), Wladimir Timm (w) Jaromir Vejvoda (m)
(1920) interpolated into Sinbad B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose (w/m)
 Bye, Bye, Blackbird
(1926) Mort Dixon (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 You're The Cream In My Coffee
(1928) George White's Scandals 9th Edition Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 A Kiss In The Dark
(1922) Orange Blossoms B. G. DeSylva (w) Victor Herbert (m)
 Comes Love
(1939) Yokel Boy Charles Tobias, Lew Brown (w) Sam Stept (m)
 Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
(1931) George White's Scandals 11th Edition Lew Brown (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 Sonny Boy
(1928) The Singing Fool B. G. DeSylva, Al Jolson (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 The Varsity Drag
(1927) Good News Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
(1922) George White's Scandals 4th Edition B. G. DeSylva, Arthur Francis (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
(1925) Joe Young, Sam Lewis (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 I Want To Be Bad
(1928) Follow Thru Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva (w) Ray Henderson (m)
 Sunny Side Up
(1929) Sunny Side Up Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva (w) Ray Henderson (m)

Associate Events
Ticket/Venue Info
Keep Your Sunny Side Up Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
A30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  -  
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  -  
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  -  
Youth Free0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  -  
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
Collis Wealth Management
Jazz Kings Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor