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He was a country boy from Savannah, Georgia, but he could write very sophisticated lyrics whenever the occasion arose. Over a thirty-five year period he worked in partnership with many of America's best composers, including Hoagy Carmichael, Harry Warren, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Richard Whiting and Duke Ellington, and he was eminently capable of writing his own melodies. In addition to being the lyricist most able to capture the flavor of American informal speech, Johnny Mercer was also a singer, actor and record producer.
Our 11th annual OFAM dance will focus exclusively on the songs of Johnny Mercer, and what a treasure trove to draw from! Jeepers Creepers, Johnny, where'd ya get those songs?!? -- Steve Stone.
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, leader
Emerald City Jazz Kings, band
Vicki Brabham, vocals
Dick Hyman, guest piano
Ken Peplowski, clarinet, sax
Associate Events
Tuesday Aug 12
6:00 pmJeepers Creepers Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
No ticketing information available.
Ball Room
Erb Memorical Union
13th Ave & University St, Eugene, OR

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