What Will Be Will Be
A Tribute to Doris Day
Fri, Apr 30 - Sun, May 9
Shirley Andress leads the Emerald City Jazz Kings in a celebration of the extraordinary singer & actress, Doris Day (1922-2019), the girl with a sunny spirit and the uncanny ability to look on the bright side remains one of the premier female vocalists of all time. Her sultry, velvety style scored 76 chart-topping singles: “Sentimental Journey”, “Que Sera Sera”, “It’s Magic”, “Secret Love”, “Love Somebody” and “Aren’t You Glad You’re You” to name a few. She was Columbia Record’s ‘go-to girl’ from 1947-67 recording more than 600 tunes. She had so many chart-topping hits that Bob Hope called her, Jukebox Jenny.
Doris was blessed with an understanding of lyrics that made her songs sound exceedingly intimate. “The most important thing when singing is to make it seem as though you are singing to just one person”, said Doris. According to Paul Westin, “Doris never knew how good she really was”. She was quite versatile singing songs in nearly every single genre of music: big band & jazz to ballads and country.
Singing wasn’t Day’s only gift. She became a silver screen icon – a natural actor with a charismatic force. Film critic Rex Reed said, “She was smart, funny, warm, beautiful in a sunny, wholesome way and surprisingly, unfailingly sexy”. Doris starred in 39 feature films over a 20-year span. Some of her best songs came from movies like Romance On The High Seas, The Jazz Singer and Calamity Jane.
Event Personnel
Shirley Andress, artistic director
Vicki Brabham, bandleader
Vocalists
Musicians
Program
Songs
 Sentimental Journey
(1944)
Words by Bud Green - Music by Les Brown, Ben Homer
 Love Somebody
(1947)
Words & music by Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney
 It's Magic
(1948) Romance On The High Seas
Words by Sammy Cahn - Music by Jule Styne
 Secret Love
(1953) Calamity Jane
Words by Paul Francis Webster - Music by Sammy Fain
 Que Sera, Sera
(1956) The Man Who Knew Too Much
Words by Ray Evans - Music by Jay Livingston
 Love Me Or Leave Me
(1928) Whoopee
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Walter Donaldson
 It's A Great Feeling
(1949) It's A Great Feeling
Words by Sammy Cahn - Music by Jule Styne
 Confess
(1948)
Words & music by Bennie Benjamin, George Weiss
 Powder Your Face With Sunshine
(1948)
Words & music by Carmen Lombardo, Stanley Rochinsky
 Shanghai
(1951)
Words & music by Bob Hilliard, Milton DeLugg
 Ain't We Got Fun
(1921) Satires of 1920
Words by Gus Kahn, Raymond B. Egan - Music by Richard A. Whiting
 You Can't Lose Me
(1952)
Words & music by Jack Stern, Sidney C. Caine
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Bennie Benjamin, 1907-1989
Les Brown, 1912-2001
Sammy Cahn, 1913-1993
Sidney C. Caine, -
Milton DeLugg, 1918-
Walter Donaldson, 1893-1947
Raymond B. Egan, 1890-1952
Ray Evans, 1915-2007
Sammy Fain, 1902-1989
Bud Green, 1897-1981
Bob Hilliard, -
Ben Homer, 1917-
Gus Kahn, 1886-1941
Alex Kramer, -
Jay Livingston, -
Carmen Lombardo, 1903-1971
Stanley Rochinsky, -
Jack Stern, -
Jule Styne, 1905-1994
Paul Francis Webster, 1907-1984
George Weiss, -
Richard A. Whiting, 1891-1938
Joan Whitney, -
Performances
April, 2021
Fri 30, 7:30 pm: Corvallis
May, 2021
Thu 06, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 08, 2:00 pm: Roseburg
Sun 09, 3:00 pm: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
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