Shirley Andress
Fever: Remember Peggy Lee
Thu, May 19 - Sun, May 22
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Peggy Lee’s most memorable tune, 1958’s “Fever”, epitomizes what many remember about the sultry singer of swing and blues: a weaver of moods and colors, Lee hypnotized audiences with her essence of “cool”. Her song delivery was such that people tended to hang on her every word. Called the “Queen of laid-back-minimalism”, with her less-is-more attitude, she could sing it all. The Benny Goodman Orchestra introduced the elegant, witty songstress during the height of an era when the American Songbook was the expression of the natural heart and soul. She was savvy to the classic phrasings of standard popular songs (“Why Don’t You Do Right?”) and was sagacious to more adventurous melodies that sometimes dangled on a rhythmic fringe (“Day In, Day Out”). She was also one of the first important female singer-songwriters before the term was coined. Her peers described her as a genius when experiencing her innate musical skills. Many of her hits were her own compositions. Her poetry painted stories and exposed her heart.
Lee led a strange and enchanted life. She exuded incredible poise and confidence on the stage. Yet, personal tragedy seemed to be an essential part of the mix. However, She was no Billie Holiday to the public: she played it tough and victorious each time she stepped in front of an audience. “Cool only works if something hot is bubbling beneath”.
Join Shirley Andress in remembering and celebrating one of the greatest singers of the 20th century – Miss Peggy Lee.
Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Charitable Trust This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket program, which makes a limited number of free tickets to 2015-16 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college. The program is made possible by a grant from Chamber Music America and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.
Event Personnel
Shirley Andress, artistic director, vocals
Vicki Brabham, music director, piano
Jesse Cloninger, reeds
Joe Freuen, trombone
Milo Fultz, bass
Tony Glausi, trumpet
Michael Radliff, guitar
Merlin Showalter, drums
 It's A Good Day
Words & music by Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour
 Why Don't You Do Right?
Words & music by Kansas Joe McCoy
based on Weed Smoker's Dream
 Someone Like You
(1949) My Dream Is Yours
Words by Ralph Blane - Music by Harry Warren
 Call Me Darling
Words by Dorothy Dick (en) - Words & music by Mart Fryberg, Rolf Marbot, Bert Reisfeld
 Mañana (film clip)
Words & music by Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour
 I Don't Know Enough About You
Words & music by Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour
 Whee Baby
Words by Peggy Lee - Music by Alice Lason
(1932) Love Me Tonight
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 You Deserve
Words & music by Rhoda Roberts, Kenny Jackson
 Black Coffee
Words & music by Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke
 He's A Tramp
(1955) Lady And The Tramp
Words & music by Peggy Lee, Sonny Burke
 If You Could See Me Now
Words by Carl Sigman - Music by Tadd Dameron
Words & music by Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
 I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
(1959) Anatomy Of A Murder
Words by Peggy Lee - Music by Duke Ellington
 I'm A Woman
Words by Jerry Leiber - Music by Mike Stoller
 Sneakin' Up On You
Words & music by Chip Taylor, Ted Daryl
 Make Believe
(1927) Show Boat
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II - Music by Jerome Kern
 It Takes Too Long To Learn To Live Alone
Words & music by R. I. Allen, Leon Carr
 Walking Happy
(1966) Walking Happy
Words by Sammy Cahn - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
 Is That All There Is?
Words by Jerry Leiber - Music by Mike Stoller
 Pass Me By
(1964) Father Goose
Words by Carolyn Leigh
 I Love Being Here With You
Words & music by Peggy Lee, Bill Schluger
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
R. I. Allen, -
Dave Barbour, -
Ralph Blane, 1914-1995
Sonny Burke, -
Sammy Cahn, 1913-1993
Leon Carr, -
Eddie Cooley, -
Tadd Dameron, -
Ted Daryl, -
John Davenport, 1931-2002
Dorothy Dick, -
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Mart Fryberg, -
Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895-1960
Lorenz Hart, 1895-1943
Kenny Jackson, -
Jerome Kern, 1885-1945
Alice Lason, -
Peggy Lee, 1920-2002
Jerry Leiber, 1933-
Carolyn Leigh, 1926-1983
Rolf Marbot, -
Kansas Joe McCoy, 1905-1950
Bert Reisfeld, -
Rhoda Roberts, -
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Bill Schluger, -
Carl Sigman, -
Mike Stoller, 1933-
Chip Taylor, -
Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913-1990
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Paul Francis Webster, 1907-1984
May, 2016
Thu 19, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 21, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 22, 2:00 pm: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
Fever: Remember Peggy Lee Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20% 
Gold34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  -  
A28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  -  
B24.00  21.75  20.50  19.25  -  
C20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  -  
O16.00  14.50  13.75  13.00  -  
Student Free0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  -  
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
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