I started this blog to update folks who are interested in my tour of "Happy Days..." across Minnesota. I am a jazz vocalist singing songs from the Great American Songbook and beyond. I have been accompanied by a jazz trio and love to share the history with the music.
Well, we had our first two performances of "Happy Days ARe Here Again: Uplifting Songs of the Greatest Generation" on January 28th 2011. See: http://www.jazzpolice.com/content/view/9430/115/ for background info on me and this show. Also see: https://sites.google.com/site/mhscrplsa/departments/performer-spoltlight/happy-days-are-here-again-1 The first one was in Princeton at the Elim Home. It went well and the rehearsals definitely paid off. Reynold, Gary and Jeff were amazing and kept the show going and flowing. Everyone was attentive and responsive. As the first time doing a touring show, with a script that I collaborated on but did not actually write, I did not really know until I performed the script whether it would feel right. It felt right and I received feedback that the show flowed very well. It has a good mix of song and dialogue, and it will only get better with time.
The second show was performed at the Elim Home in Milaca. They had a great sound system, so I had the added benefit of s Sennheiser cordless mic system. We singers like to hear ourselves through a really good system!!! The second show was great! Alot of toes were tapping and foks were quite enthusiastic. I met the local reporter Mr. Larson(sp?) and he interviewed us for the local paper. I will keep you posted.
I am hoping to post photos as we go along.
Next show-February 17th-Chatfield MN at 7 p.m. at the Carnegie Public library which is turning 96 years old. A great cause for celebration!! Hope to see lots of folks there.