I’ve posted for you below some photos I took at the Cotton Club Parade show at the Chatswood Concourse, Sunday 7 June. Produced by John Buchanan.
American singer, Marilyn Keller, sang songs from the 1920s – 1930s Duke Ellington catalogue with tremendous verve and feeling. She was backed by Sydney’s only 1920s orchestra, The Lounge Bar Lotharios, (uncredited) directed by Geoff Power.
I emceed the concert.
It was a full house.
The next John Buchanan produced show, July 24 – 25, will be The Life and Music of Scott Joplin at the Glen Street Theatre, Belrose.
Discover the story of the life and music of Scott Joplin.
For fifteen years, Joplin composed music unlike any ever written. The piano playing public clamoured for his music, newspapers and magazines proclaimed his genius and musicians examined his scores with open admiration.
Hear his story as narrated by the character of John Stark (played by me), the music publisher who published Joplin’s first publication Maple Leaf Rag in 1899 and strongly supported him during his all too short career.
Scott Joplin’s music will be presented by Craig Mitten and his Ragtime Ensemble with special guest Stephen Grant, Australia’s finest ragtime pianist.
Friday 24 July @ 8pm
Saturday 25 July @ 2pm
Tickets: (selling fast)
Adults $49, Concession $44, Glen Street Subscribers $44, Children under 16 $29, Groups (8+) $39
7 JUNE COTTON CLUB PARADE PHOTOS
The Lounge Bar Lotharios with authentic 1920s singer Greg Poppleton for your event
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