The premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, The Airmen of Note, will perform in two free concerts this weekend. Both concerts are presented by Cincinnati Opera as part of "Cincinnati Remembers WWI," the opera company's citywide series of events commemorating the centenary of the First World War.
Bill Cartwright has selected some classic swing selections this week including Frank Sinatra's "Witchcraft", Bing Crosby with "I Ain't Got Nobody," and Billie Holiday's "Them There Eyes." You'll also hear from big band legends like Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and Billy May.
This swingin' swing show begins with "You Do Something to Me" by legendary vocalist Lena Horne. There are also vocal selections by Linda Ronstadt, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Eydie Gorme's "And the Angels Sing." Al Jolson is featured along with John Pizzarelli, Count Basie, and Dean Martin.
On Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7:30pm, the 2013-14 Carnegie in Concert season closes with the return of Cincinnati music and television legend Nancy James to the intimate stage of the Otto M. Budig Theatre.
Nancy James: The Voices in My Head features perennial Carnegie favorite and local treasure Nancy James reminiscing in song and story on her four decade career. Nancy James will take patrons down memory lane as she recalls her experiences beginning with CCM to the Bob Braun Show and beyond, along with a little help from her friends.
You're in for a treat with this swing show. Lots and lots of vocalists including Harry Connick, Jr.; Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Plus the big band sounds of Ray Anthony, Glenn Miller and Les Brown.