Vicki Brabham, director
Centerpiece
Notes on a life in Broadway Jazz
Fri, Aug 3, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Witham/Paragon Gives
Concert sponsor
One of Vicki Brabham's early muses was a book: a collection of unpublished lead sheets of classic Broadway songs and jazz standards transcribed and collated by a group of students at Berklee School of Music in Boston during the 1970s as a way of facilitating the playing and teaching
Centerpiece is one of 4 OFAM 2018 concerts presented twice:
    Evening: Fri, Aug 3 - 8:00 pm
    Matinee: Thu, Aug 9 - 1:30 pm
of classic jazz improvisation. The Real Book was (and remains) a must-have for professional musicians; Vicki ran into it as a high school student in the '80s while serving as accompanist for a community college class — an “ah-ha moment” for her of sorts, a heightened awareness of the full extent of the rich creative potential that she could tap into in the classic show tunes as a jazz musician and arranger. The book has served as an important source of inspiration for her, as it does for so many working musicians, to this day. For this concert, Vicki and friends pay tribute to that inspiration in a celebration of the Broadway songbook as jazz.
Event Personnel
Vicki Brabham, director
Vocalists
Musicians
Vicki Brabham, piano, vocals
Idit Shner, reeds
Alexis Garnica, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Tyler Abbott, bass
Don Elkington, drums
Program
SET I
 I Could Write A Book
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Dancing On The Ceiling
(1930) Evergreen
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Hey There
(1954) The Pajama Game
Words & music by Jerry Ross, Richard Adler
 What Is This Thing Called Love?
(1929) Wake Up And Dream!
Words & music by Cole Porter
 On A Clear Day
(1965) On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Words by Alan Jay Lerner - Music by Burton Lane
 Just In Time
(1956) Bells Are Ringing
Words by Betty Comden, Adolph Green - Music by Jule Styne
 Yesterdays
(1933) Roberta
Words by Otto Harbach - Music by Jerome Kern
 Don't Blame Me
(1933) Penthouse
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Baubles, Bangles And Beads
(1953) Kismet
Words & music by Robert Wright, George Forrest
 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
(1928) The New Moon
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II - Music by Sigmund Romberg
 Centerpiece
(1958)
Words & music by Jon Hendricks, Harry Edison
SET II
 Almost Like Being In Love
(1947) Brigadoon
Words by Alan Jay Lerner - Music by Frederick Loewe
 You Stepped Out Of A Dream
(1941) Ziegfeld Girl
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Nacio Herb Brown
 September Song
(1938) Knickerbocker Holiday
Words by Maxwell Anderson - Music by Kurt Weill
 Bewitched
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 My Ship
(1941) Lady In The Dark
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by Kurt Weill
 Come Rain Or Come Shine
(1946) St. Louis Woman
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Send In The Clowns
(1973) A Little Night Music
Words & music by Stephen Sondheim
 My Favorite Things
(1959) The Sound Of Music
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II - Music by Richard Rodgers
 My Funny Valentine
(1937) Babes In Arms
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Make Someone Happy
(1960) Do Re Mi
Words by Betty Comden - Music by Jule Styne
 Some Other Time
(1944) On The Town
Words by Betty Comden, Adolph Green - Music by Leonard Bernstein
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Jon Hendricks, -
Harry Edison, -
Richard Adler, -
Maxwell Anderson, 1888-1959
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Leonard Bernstein, 1918-1990
Nacio Herb Brown, 1896-1964
Betty Comden, 1917-2006
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
George Forrest, -
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Adolph Green, 1915-
Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895-1960
Otto Harbach, 1873-1963
Lorenz Hart, 1895-1943
Gus Kahn, 1886-1941
Jerome Kern, 1885-1945
Burton Lane, 1912-1997
Alan Jay Lerner, 1918-1986
Frederick Loewe, 1901-1988
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Sigmund Romberg, 1887-1951
Jerry Ross, -
Stephen Sondheim, 1930-
Jule Styne, 1905-1994
Kurt Weill, 1900-1950
Robert Wright, -
Ticket/Venue Info
Centerpiece Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
AA39.00  35.25  33.25  31.25  19.50 
A35.00  31.50  29.75  28.00  17.50 
B30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
C25.00  22.50  21.25  20.00  12.50 
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Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000

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