An evening of music from “The Great American Songbook,” a collection of timeless tunes of jazz standards, show tunes, older popular songs, and gems from Tin Pan Alley. The composers and lyricists are so renowned that often only their first names need to be mentioned: George and Ira, Irving, Cole, Duke, Hoagy, Harold, Lionel. The same holds true for the singers who made so many of these tunes famous: Peggy, Frank, Ella, Billie, Nat “King”, Mel, Sarah.
This tight combo is comprised of Jan Findlay on vocals, Bob Himmelberger on piano, John Zweig on guitar, and Rick Crane on bass. All are New Jerseyans who are well-established and highly regarded musicians in the New York-New Jersey jazz community and beyond.