Jazz vocalist Shirley Crabbe (shown at left) joins us on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. to perform a one-woman show featuring 12 songs made famous by America's first black superstar, Ethel Waters. Seasoned with stories drawn from Ms. Waters' autobiography, His Eye is on the Sparrow, this show celebrates the music and life of Ethel Waters. The show features several of Ms. Waters' signature songs and innovative arrangements such as: “Throw the Dirt,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “Am I Blue,” and “(What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue.”
Scott Albin of JazzTimes.com said, “…you are immediately struck by Crabbe's lilting, buoyant voice, and her clear enunciation, relaxed rhythmic sense, and keen interpretive skill.”
Please join us for this wonderful concert.