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French 75 – Café Society: From Piaf To Coward
July 10, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm$25 – $35
Featuring the soundtrack of the expatriate American artists in Europe between the World Wars and beyond. Celebrating jazz artists such as Sidney Bechet and Blossom Dearie, beloved French stars Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet, and the English contributions to the standard repertoire, exemplified by the works of Noel Coward.
French 75, named for the cocktail, features new arrangements of standards from Europe that found popularity here, and some that we sent “over there”, led by clarinetist and arranger Tony Balluff and vocalist Maud Hixson. The group also features saxophonist Gus Sandberg (Jack Brass Band), Rick Carlson (The Wolverines), Steve Pikal (Barbary Coast Band) and Nathan Norman (Illicit Sextet).