“Charles, a chronicler of New York life and culture, blends the city’s rich history with music, imagery and performance art and captures the vibrant and unique experience that is New York City." Author and Historian Peter Quinn
Join the David J. Raleigh Quartet, including Tony Carfora/sax, Daniel Glass/drums, and Danny Weller/bass and me as we take a journey through New York’s musical history, weaving personal recollections of New York with the songs of the composers and artists who for years have paid homage to the city they call home.
You’ll hear the music of the Gershwins, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter, which evokes the high life of the thirties…tuxedos and top hats, jazz and cocktails. But there was another side of the 1930s, the life and struggles of the common man. You’ll hear that music as well.
Lehman College, Lovinger Theater, Thursday, 12:30pm. Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd, Bronx, NY
Charles R. Hale will be presenting “Bringing History, Music and Stories to Life in a Digital World,” at Lehman College on Thursday, September 7th, 12:30pm, in the Studio Theatre at Lehman College in the Bronx. This is a free event.
For directions, to the Studio Theatre, which is located in the Speech and Theatre Building on the Lower Level at Lehman College, click here.
Jazz and the City features 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 such as the Village Vanguard where Miles, Mingus and Monk performed and venues that are long gone and Cafe Society where Billy Holiday debuted “Strange Fruit.” And then there are the stories and songs that I associate with New York through ancestral, familial and personal recollections.
And how fortunate am I to be performing with four incredible musicians, David, Tony Carfora, Danny Weller and Daniel Glass.