I've posted for you below some photos I took at the Cotton Club Parade
show at the Chatswood Concourse, Sunday 7 June. Produced by John Buchanan
American singer, Marilyn Keller
, sang songs from the 1920s - 1930s Duke Ellington
catalogue with tremendous verve and feeling. She was backed by Sydney's only 1920s orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios
, (uncredited) directed by Geoff Power
I emceed the concert.
It was a full house.
The next John Buchanan produced show, July 24 - 25
, will be The Life and Music of Scott Joplin
at the Glen Street Theatre, Belrose.
Discover the story of the life and music of Scott Joplin
For fifteen years, Joplin composed music unlike any ever written. The piano playing public clamoured for his music, newspapers and magazines proclaimed his genius and musicians examined his scores with open admiration.
Hear his story as narrated by the character of John Stark
(played by me), the music publisher who published Joplin’s first publication Maple Leaf Rag in 1899 and strongly supported him during his all too short career.
Scott Joplin’s music will be presented by Craig Mitten and his Ragtime Ensemble
with special guest Stephen Grant
, Australia’s finest ragtime pianist.
Friday 24 July @ 8pm
Saturday 25 July @ 2pm
Adults $49, Concession $44, Glen Street Subscribers $44, Children under 16 $29, Groups (8+) $39
7 JUNE COTTON CLUB PARADE PHOTOS
Marilyn Keller is a U.S. singer of Jazz, Gospel, RnB, Pop, Blues. She sang the 1920s - 1930s Cotton Club songs of Duke Ellington is front of The Lounge Bar Lotharios. (Publicity shot - not from the show.)
Sydney 1920s orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, accompanied Marilyn Keller uncredited.
Geoff Power, ARIA nominee music director of The Lounge Bar Lotharios and The Cotton Club Parade.
Concert MC, Greg Poppleton at the Concourse Steinway piano during the partially-dressed rehearsal. During the show, the Steinway was played by Lounge Bar Lothario, Bradley Newman. (Photo by Bradley Newman.)
Looking into The Concourse auditorium from the stage during the dress rehearsal. The room was full during the show.
Dressed to MC. Putting on my face in the dressing room mirror.
A peek through the wings as The Lounge Bar Lotharios launch into the opening number, Jubilee Stomp.
The Lounge Bar Lotharios
with authentic 1920s singer Greg Poppleton for your event
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