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  • Personnel
  • Program
One of Vicki Brabham's early muses was a book: a collection of unpublished lead sheets of classic Broadway songs and jazz standards transcribed and collated by a group of students at Berklee School of Music in Boston during the 1970s as a way of facilitating the playing and teaching
Centerpiece is one of 4 OFAM 2018 concerts presented twice:
    Evening: Fri, Aug 3 - 8:00 pm
    Matinee: Thu, Aug 9 - 1:30 pm
of classic jazz improvisation. The Real Book was (and remains) a must-have for professional musicians; Vicki ran into it as a high school student in the '80s while serving as accompanist for a community college class — an “ah-ha moment” for her of sorts, a heightened awareness of the full extent of the rich creative potential that she could tap into in the classic show tunes as a jazz musician and arranger. The book has served as an important source of inspiration for her, as it does for so many working musicians, to this day. For this concert, Vicki and friends pay tribute to that inspiration in a celebration of the Broadway songbook as jazz.
Event Personnel
Vicki Brabham, director
Vocalists
Musicians
Vicki Brabham, piano, vocals
Idit Shner, reeds
Alexis Garnica, trumpet
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Program
SET I
 I Could Write A Book
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Dancing On The Ceiling
(1930) Evergreen Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Hey There
(1954) The Pajama Game Jerry Ross, Richard Adler (w/m)
 What Is This Thing Called Love?
(1929) Wake Up And Dream! Cole Porter (w/m)
 On A Clear Day
(1965) On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Alan Jay Lerner (w) Burton Lane (m)
 Just In Time
(1956) Bells Are Ringing Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Jule Styne (m)
 Yesterdays
(1933) Roberta Otto Harbach (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 Don't Blame Me
(1933) Clowns In Clover Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 Baubles, Bangles And Beads
(1953) Kismet Robert Wright, George Forrest (w/m)
 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
(1928) The New Moon Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Sigmund Romberg (m)
 Centerpiece
(1958) Jon Hendricks, Harry Edison (w/m)
SET II
 Almost Like Being In Love
(1947) Brigadoon Alan Jay Lerner (w) Frederick Loewe (m)
 You Stepped Out Of A Dream
(1941) Ziegfeld Girl Gus Kahn (w) Nacio Herb Brown (m)
 September Song
(1938) Knickerbocker Holiday Maxwell Anderson (w) Kurt Weill (m)
 Bewitched
(1940) Pal Joey Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 My Ship
(1941) Lady In The Dark Ira Gershwin (w) Kurt Weill (m)
 Come Rain Or Come Shine
(1946) St. Louis Woman Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Send In The Clowns
(1973) A Little Night Music Stephen Sondheim (w/m)
 My Favorite Things
(1959) The Sound Of Music Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 My Funny Valentine
(1937) Babes In Arms Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Make Someone Happy
(1960) Do Re Mi Betty Comden (w) Jule Styne (m)
 Some Other Time
(1944) On The Town Betty Comden, Adolph Green (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)


Ticket/Venue Info
Centerpiece Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
AA39.00  35.25  33.25  31.25  19.50 
A35.00  31.50  29.75  28.00  17.50 
B30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
C25.00  22.50  21.25  20.00  12.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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