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Legendary Swing Vocalist Lynn Roberts with The Bob Alberti Trio with Special Guest Warren Vache
May 27, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until May 28, 2016
Lynn~Those of us who have been privileged to share musical moments with Lynn Roberts, are grateful that she has prevailed as one of the few stars too bridge the decades. Her dedication and success have provided us with a legacy of an endless flow of wonderful music from the Big Band era to the present. It takes only one short session with her to convince anyone, that Lynn Roberts is their favorite singer, and one of the super songbirds of all time.
Lynn started her exciting career with Charlie Spivak at the age of 15. Songbird Roberts spent one year with Charlie, a year with Vincent Lopez, five years with Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, ten years with Benny Goodman and four years with Harry James. She also shared the spotlight with Sammy Kay for a year and a half, on the ABC-TV show “Music From Manhattan.” Lynn also sang with the Pied Piers for many years. Her career momentum led her to stellar performances throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Israel. Many famous clubs became routine stops on her busy schedule; the Café Rouge at the Statler Hotel in Manhattan, the Coconut Grove and the Palladium in L.A., and the renowned Paramount Theatre in New York with the fabulous Dorsey Brothers and Frank Sinatra. Lynn’s distinction of being the only girl singer to have sung with all the superstar band leaders. Visit Lynn at lynnroberts-sings.com
Warren~Just when you think you can predict how cornetist Warren Vaché might finish off a phrase or interpret a given song, he turns quite another way or the tune receives a totally new treatment.
In Vaché, jazz has found a creator whose prodigious, hard-earned skills enable him to craft swinging performances of beauty, emotion and surprise.
Sometimes narrowly classified as a swing musician, the cornetist regularly defies this or other labels. Vaché has listened to and absorbed all styles of music. His trumpet heroes include Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Bobby Hackett, Fats Navarro, Tom Harrell and Ruby Braff among others.
Shunning imitation, he is able to evoke some of the best from these and other models, creating an individual cornet voice, one that stresses purity of tone.
In the liner notes for Vaché Easy Going album, Peter Straub wrote, Here Warren has located himself firmly in that most immediately satisfying of jazz territories, where (in trumpet terms) Bunny Berigan shakes hands with Clifford Brown”.
Having played in a variety of settings, including polka bands, Dixieland bands, big dance bands, Broadway pit bands, small jazz groups, and large free- wheeling combos, it is in the latter setting that he has earned his worldwide reputation. Visit Warren at warrenvache.com
Bob~Pianist Bob Alberti spent most of his life in the Hollywood studios as musical director for NBC and ABC television shows. With his first love being jazz, he resumed his playing career shortly after moving to Hilton Head in 1993. In the past ten years, he has performed with such jazz luminaries Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen, Scott Hamilton, AI Caiola, Carl Fontana and Bucky Pizzarelli to name only a few.
Bob’s background spans fifty years of musical activity in both New York and Los Angeles where he was alternate pianist on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. He was musical director of The Bob Hope Show from 1970 until 1993, when he chose to semi-retire to Hilton Head Island. He was twice nominated for an Emmy award for best musical direction and best original composition for a television show. Visit Bob at bobalberti.com