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Fats Waller
Unsaturated Fats
The Music of Thomas "Fats" Waller
Tue Aug 5, 8:00-9:15 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
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With his exceptional musicianship, compositional flair and indefatigable showmanship, Thomas "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) was one of the early great "cross-over" artists...at once a brilliant--and serious--jazz pianist and a highly successful entertainer with a lovable, roguish stage personality that pleased millions. His popularity was, really, only rivaled by Louis Armstrong's, and his technical brilliance at the keyboard inspired Oscar Levant to dub him "the black Horowitz".
NEW 8:00 PM Start Time! Unsaturated Fats is one of the 4 OFAM evening concerts held at The Shedd’s Jaqua Concert Hall that begin at 8:00 pm rather than our usual 7:30 pm and run 1 hour 15 min without intermission.
     We’ve designed these slightly-shorter, later-starting "Summer Shorts", as we’re calling them, so our patrons can enjoy a more leisurely dinner before coming to a refreshingly entertaining evening of fine music!
This show features Marty Grosz, one of the foremost experts on and practitioners of Fats' music, as well as one of the best purveyors of Fats' piano technique, Dick Hyman. Between the two of them, we'll manage a good degree of the "feel" of Waller the performer.
And finally, there are those absolutely fantastic, timeless songs. Look for the great hits: "Honeysuckle Rose", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "The Joint Is Jumpin'", "Squeeze Me" and more!
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director & clarinet
Marty Grosz, guitar, vocals
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Dick Hyman, piano
Doug Miller, bass
Chuck Redd, drums
Program
 Honeysuckle Rose
(1929) - Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m) instrumental
 I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby
(1931) - Alex Hill (w) Fats Waller (m) Marty
 The Joint Is Jumpin'
(1937) - Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller, J. C. Johnson (m) Marty
 Squeeze Me
(1928) - Clarence Williams (w) Fats Waller (m) instrumental
 Ain't Misbehavin'
(1929) Connie's Hot Chocolates - Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m) Marty
 Up Jumped You With Love
(1942) - Fats Waller (m) Marty
 The Jitterbug Waltz
(1942) - Fats Waller, Richard Maltby (m) instrumental
 Your Feet's Too Big
(1936) - Ada Benson (w) Fred Fisher (m) Marty
 Carolina Shout
(1918) - James P. Johnson (m) Dick
 A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid
(1930) - Andy Razaf (w) James P. Johnson (m) Marty
 Viper's Drag
(1940) - Fats Waller (m) instrumental
 Yacht Club Swing
(1938) - Fats Waller (m) instrumental
 Blue Turning Grey Over You
(1929) - Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m) Marty
 Keeping Out Of Mischief Now
(1932) - Andy Razaf (w) Fats Waller (m) Marty
 I Wish I Were Twins
(1934) - Frank Loesser, Edgar DeLange (w) Joseph Meyer (m) Marty
 I Believe In Miracles
(1934) - Sam Lewis (w) George Meyer, Pete Wendling (m) Marty
Ticket/Venue Info
Unsaturated Fats Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
15%20%25%Stud.
AA36.00  30.75  29.00  27.00  18.00 
A28.00  24.00  22.50  21.00  14.00 
B20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
O20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
LibertyBank
OFAM 2008 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Institute Presenting Sponsor