For over two years, the David Raleigh Quartet and Charles R. Hale have taken their audiences on a journey, a musical journey, incorporating story and song called “Jazz in the City.” The show has been performed at the Duplex Piano Bar, The Cell, Lehman College, The American Irish Historical Society and the Triad.
The show has featured the stories and songs of the artists and composers who for the past 375 years have paid homage to city they call home. Many of their songs were popularized in New York’s venues like the Village Vanguard where Miles, Mingus and Monk performed and venues that are long gone, such as Cafe Society where Billy Holiday debuted “Strange Fruit.” And then there were the stories and songs that Charles associates with New York through ancestral, familial and personal recollections.
Now the show, including its great jazz quartet, will include Grammy nominated singer Nicole Zuraitis.
The first performance with Nicole will be performed at Lehman College’s Lovinger Theatre on Thursday, April 4, 12:30 pm. This is a free event sponsored by the City and Humanities Program and Joseph McElligott.
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