Monday, September 12, 2011

Denyce Graves to Join "Jazz Roots" Celebration in Miami

In a program called "Jazz Meets Gershwin," mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves will join Michael Feinstein, Dave Grusin, Mark O'Connor, Terence Blanchard and others, for a tribute to George Gershwin at the Knight Concert Hall in Miami, Florida. Music to be featured on the November 4 concert will be Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and excerpts from Porgy and Bess. The evening, partof the "Jazz Roots" concert series, will also include classic songs like "Strike Up the Band," "I've Got Rhythm" and "Funny Face." For more information and tickets, click here. You can also visit the official site for Denyce Graves by clicking here.

To get you in the mood for Gershwin, listen to this inspired performance of Rhapsody in Blue with pianist Andrew Armstrong, conductor Maxim Eshkenazy and The Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio: