John Alcorn

Cole Porter 2.0

I guess I should file this under “guilty pleasures”. I’d planned to revisit some of our first Songbook Series offerings maybe in the spring of 2013. However, I’ve had so many requests from folks who missed the first few (and some crazy fools who love reruns) that I’ve decided to bring back several of my personal favourites over the next few weeks as we head into Holiday Season. First up – the man himself, Cole Porter! In fact, we didn’t have time to do a few Cole faves during our original September 5 performance. I’ll add some of those and bring back many of the “big hits” too :)

My #1 guys will be there – Reg Schwager (guitar) and Steve Wallace (bass). I hope that you’ll be there too!

ABOUT COLE PORTER:

Cole Porter (1891-1964) was an American songwriter noted for his elegant, often suggestive lyrics, clever rhymes and complex forms.

Cole Porter 1954

Unlike most of his contemporaries, Porter wrote both lyrics and music for his songs.

Even a brief listing of his songs reads like a Jazz or Cabaret artist’s dream set: What Is This Thing Called Love?, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, All Of You, I Concentrate On You, Too Darn Hot, Night And Day, Just One Of Those Things, Get Out Of Town, Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye, Love For Sale, etc.

It kinda makes my head spin – in a good way!

Details:
6:30PM – Doors Open
7:30PM – Performance Begins

TICKETS:
$10.00 adv/$15.00 door
*Dinner reservations get priority seating*

Dinner available, before, during, and after the show.
647.347.6567
http://www.pubaret.com/

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The STANDARD


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Over the past two months, exploring the works of songwriters and performers in our Songbook Series has been a fantastic journey of discovery. Now, I’ve found fresh inspiration in this recently published book:

…and so, we begin a new series – The STANDARD!

ABOUT The STANDARD

Starting this Wednesday (and for every Wednesday until further notice), we’re shifting our focus to the big one – the Great American Songbook. Each week, I’ll choose from my ever-expanding collection of inspiring songs (I lost track a long time ago, but it’s at least in the high hundreds now…). My little personal challenge is to make the set lists unique for each Wednesday, including well-known favorites and some lesser-known gems.

As always, a couple of brilliant jazz musicians will join me in the adventure. This week, it’s the father/son team of Steve Wallace (bass) and Lee Wallace (guitar). I expect that I’ll have a hard time wiping the grin from my face :)

Details:
6:30PM – Doors Open
7:30PM – Performance Begins

TICKETS:
$15.00 adv/$20.00 door
*Dinner reservations get priority seating*

Dinner available, before, during, and after the show.
647.347.6567
http://www.pubaret.com/

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