Carl Woideck Jazz Heritage Project
Anita O'Day & Cool Jazz
Sun Feb 22, 1:30-3:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
  • Description
  • Personnel
In the 1950s, a new school of jazz singing emerged, founded on the stylings of Anita O'Day. Instead of sounding brassy and aggressive, she favored a softer vocal production and projected a laid-back attitude. That sound was perfect for the Cool Jazz style that was developing among horn players like trumpeter Chet Baker (who also sang). Soon, singers June Christy and Chris Connor followed O'Day's lead in forming a Cool vocal tradition. Although Christy and Connor came to fame singing with the brassy and loud Stan Kenton big band, they never yelled, preferring a soft, open, and airy sound. Joining saxophonist Carl Woideck to play it cool will be singer Sonja Rasmussen. Among the songs to be featured will be "My Funny Valentine" (à la Chet Baker), "Tea for Two" (Anita O'Day) and "I'll Take Romance" (Chris Connor).
Event Personnel
Carl Woideck, saxophone, director
Sonja Rasmussen, vocals
Associate Events
Sunday Feb 22
12:00 pmPre-concert Lunch
Ticket/Venue Info
Anita O'Day & Cool Jazz Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
A22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  11.00 
B18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
C14.00  12.75  12.00  11.25  7.00 
O14.00  12.75  12.00  11.25  7.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
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Shedd Presents Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor