Ann Hampton Callaway Jazzes Things Up at The Quick, Oct. 5

Ann Hampton Callaway Jazzes Things Up at The Quick, Oct. 5

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Broadway performer and Tony Award-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates songs made famous by movie soundtracks in her new show Jazz Goes to the Movies.

Considered one of the leading performers of the Great American Songbook, Tony Award-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway will celebrate the marriage of jazz and film in Jazz Goes to the Movies on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University.

Described as “blessed with prodigious pipes that possess exceptional personality and a truly divine huskiness,” Callaway’s show explores how jazz and film have come together to tell stories. The playlist will include classics from the golden age of songwriting like Casablanca’s “As Time Goes By,” as well as jazz songs she has recorded for films such as “Come Rain or Come Shine” from The Good Shepherd, starring Roberti DeNiro, and “Pourquoi,” a song she wrote for the film Blind, starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore.

Best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny, Callaway is a Platinum Award-winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand's albums. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland, Amanda McBroom, and Shelby Lynn. Callaway has shared the stage with great artists from many genres, including Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, Liza Minnelli, and Audra McDonald.

She has performed with top orchestras and big bands in major concert halls in more than 30 countries, collaborating with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Boston Pops, and more. She has performed for President Bill Clinton in Washington, D.C., and at Mikhail Gorbachev's Youth Peace Summit.

Philanthropic causes are also important to Callaway; she has devoted much of her time both as a singer performing in numerous benefits and as a songwriter composing songs in times of need. In September 2005, Callaway performed her original composition "Let the Saints Come Marching," written to honor Hurricane Katrina victims, on national television. In the aftermath of September 11th, Callaway composed the rousing anthem, "I Believe in America," which she performed on Larry King Live.

Ann Hampton Callaway in Jazz Goes to the Movies on October 5 is generously sponsored by Laurel Road Bank, WSHU Public Radio, and The Westport Inn. Tickets are $60 and $55 and Quick Members are $40. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Ann Hampton Callaway: Jazz Goes to the Movies

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 8 p.m.
Location:

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Additional Details:

Ann Hampton Callaway in Jazz Goes to the Movies on October 5 is generously sponsored by Laurel Road Bank, WSHU Public Radio, and The Westport Inn. Tickets are $60 and $55 and Quick Members are $40. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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