You Asked For It!
Jazz Kings Top 20…you choose
Fri, May 4 - Sun, May 13
For all the years The Jazz Kings have been putting on shows, you, our audience has happily come along with us for the ride. It is always us choosing the themes and songs for the shows and you attending and listening. It is time to try something new! For one show, YOU get to pick the songs. We are calling this show You Asked For It and that is exactly what the show will be: an evening of songs selected by you, our audience, from all the songs the Jazz Kings have ever played for any size ensemble ranging from duet to full big band with four vocalists. We will consider any song from Tin Pan Alley to Great American Songbook to big band classic. Over the last 9 months we have been accepting song nominations through The Shedd’s website and in person at the Fall and Winter Jazz Kings shows and have tabulate the results and the songs with the most requests will be the songs on the program (which is listed here under the "Program" tab).
The Florence, Corvallis and Sunday matinee Eugene performances offer conventional concert seating. The format for the Eugene evening performance offers cabaret seating on the main floor with reserved seating in the balcony and full bar in the Tykeson Lobby.
This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket program, which makes a limited number of free admission tickets to select 2017-18 Shedd jazz concerts available to any student elementary through college. The program is made possible by support from Friends of Jazz at The Shedd. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, Director
Vocalists
Shirley Andress, vocals
Siri Vik, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Program
SET I
 American Patrol
(1885)
Music by F. W. Meacham
 I've Heard That Song Before
(1942) Youth On Parade
Words by Sammy Cahn - Music by Jule Styne
 The Best Is Yet to Come
(1959)
Words by Carolyn Leigh - Music by Cy Coleman
 I Don't Want To Walk Without You
(1941) Sweater Girl
Words by Frank Loesser - Music by Jule Styne
 Marie
(1928) The Awakening
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
(1940)
Words by Bob Russell - Music by Duke Ellington
 Is That All There Is?
(1969)
Words by Jerry Leiber - Music by Mike Stoller
 Alexander's Ragtime Band
(1911)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Just In Time
(1956) Bells Are Ringing
Words by Betty Comden, Adolph Green - Music by Jule Styne
 Intermission Riff
(1946)
Music by Ray Wetzel
 One For My Baby
(1943) The Sky's The Limit
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Summertime
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Music by George Gershwin
SET II
 Satin Doll
(1953)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
 We'll Meet Again
(1939)
Words & music by Ross Parker, Hughie Charles
 Let's Do It
(1928) Paris
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Blue Skies
(1926) Betsy
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Somebody Else Has Taken My Place
(1937)
Words & music by Russ Morgan, Bob Ellsworth, Dick Howard
 Song Of India
(1937) interpolated into Las Vegas Nights
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
 The Very Thought Of You
(1934)
Words & music by Ray Noble
 Summer Wind
(1965)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Heinz Meier
translation of Der Sommerwind
 Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929)
Words by Jack Yellen - Music by Milton Ager
 Sway
(1953)
Words by Norman Gimbel - Music by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz, Luis Demetrio
translation of ¿Quién será?
 What A Wonderful World
(1967)
Words & music by George David Weiss, George Douglas
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
George David Weiss, -
George Douglas, -
Bob Ellsworth, -
Dick Howard, -
Luis Demetrio, -
Heinz Meier, 1925-1998
Milton Ager, 1893-1979
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz, 1915-2008
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Sammy Cahn, 1913-1993
Hughie Charles, -
Cy Coleman, 1929-2004
Betty Comden, 1917-2006
Tommy Dorsey, 1905-1956
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Norman Gimbel, -
Adolph Green, 1915-
DuBose Heyward, 1885-1940
Jerry Leiber, 1933-
Carolyn Leigh, 1926-1983
Frank Loesser, 1910-1969
F. W. Meacham, -
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Russ Morgan, 1904-1969
Ray Noble, 1903-1978
Ross Parker, -
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, 1844-1908
Bob Russell, 1914-1970
Mike Stoller, 1933-
Billy Strayhorn, 1915-1967
Jule Styne, 1905-1994
Ray Wetzel, -
Jack Yellen, 1892-1991
Performances
May, 2018
Fri 04, 7:30 pm: Corvallis
Sun 06, 2:00 pm: Florence
Thu 10, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 13, 3:00 pm: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
This is a multi-venue production. Select a specific performance for its ticketing/venue information.
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