Star Dust
The Great Craftsmen
Fri, Aug 4, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Jesse Cloninger and The Emerald City Jazz Kings, The Shedd's resident historic jazz & popular music ensemble, offer up a choice selection of from what music historian Alec Wilder called "The Craftsmen" -- flat out exceptional Songbook composers whose body of work wasn't so huge as to, in Wilder's case, warrant a separate chapter in his seminal 1972 study American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950, or, in ours, to be conducive to a full concert. But the songs they did are just fabulous, so what do you do? Here you go! A fine selection of some of the best. Many of these composers pop up throughout OFAM 2017. In this concert we focus on, especially, Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981), Duke Ellington (1899-1974), Jimmy McHugh (1894-1969), Harry Warren (1893-1981), and Jimmy Van Heusen (1913-90).
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, director, alto sax
Tony Glausi, trumpet
Justin Woodward, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Josh Hettwer, alto sax
Joe Manis, tenor sax
Vicki Brabham, piano
Niels Miller, bass
Merlin Showalter, drums
Kyle Smith, guitar
 Star Dust
Words by Mitchell Parish
 Georgia On My Mind
Words by Stuart Gorell
 The Nearness Of You
Words by Ned Alexander
 In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening
(1951) Here Comes The Groom
Words by Johnny Mercer
Words by Johnny Mercer
 Love Me Or Leave Me
(1928) interpolated into Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 My Baby Just Cares For Me
(1930) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn
Music by Walter Donaldson
 Chattanooga Choo Choo
(1941) Sun Valley Serenade
Words by Mack Gordon
Music by Harry Warren
 Jeepers Creepers
(1938) Going Places
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harry Warren
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(1928) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Exactly Like You
(1930) Lew Leslie's International Revue
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 On The Sunny Side of the Street
(1930) Lew Leslie's International Revue
Music by Jimmy McHugh
 I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart
Words by Irving Mills, John Redmond, Henry Nemo
Music by Duke Ellington
 In A Sentimental Mood
Words by Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz
Music by Duke Ellington
 Creole Love Call
(1927) Rhyth-mania
Music by Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley, Rudy Jackson
 Mood Indigo
Words by Irving Mills
Music by Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard
 Swinging On A Star
(1944) Going My Way
Words by Johnny Burke
 Like Someone In Love
(1944) Belle Of The Yukon
Words by Johnny Burke
 More Than You Know
(1929) Great Day
Words by Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu
Music by Vincent Youmans
 Tea For Two
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach
Music by Vincent Youmans
 April In Paris
(1932) Walk A Little Faster
Words by Yip Harburg
Music by Vernon Duke
 I Can't Get Started
(1935) Ziegfeld Follies of 1936
Words by Ira Gershwin
Music by Vernon Duke
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Ned Alexander, -
Barney Bigard, -
Johnny Burke, 1908-1964
Irving Caesar, 1895-1996
Hoagy Carmichael, 1899-1981
Walter Donaldson, 1893-1947
Vernon Duke, 1903-1969
Edward Eliscu, 1902-1998
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Mack Gordon, 1904-1959
Stuart Gorell, 1901-1963
Otto Harbach, 1873-1963
Yip Harburg, 1896-1981
Rudy Jackson, -
Gus Kahn, 1886-1941
Manny Kurtz, 1911-1984
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Bubber Miley, 1903-1932
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
Henry Nemo, -
Mitchell Parish, 1900-1993
John Redmond, -
Billy Rose, 1899-1966
Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913-1990
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Vincent Youmans, 1898-1946
Ticket/Venue Info
Star Dust Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A37.00  33.50  31.50  29.75  18.50 
B33.00  29.75  28.25  26.50  16.50 
C27.00  24.50  23.00  21.75  13.50 
O19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

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