Julia Keefe at the Indian Museum

Julia KeefeIn celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Julia Keefe (Nez Perce) and the Jerrol Pennerman Octet will perform swing-era standards made famous by legendary jazz singer Mildred Bailey (Coeur d’Alene).Julia Keefe and the Jerrol Pennerman Octet
Thoroughly Modern: Mildred Bailey Songs
Saturday, April 11, 2009
2:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Rasmuson Theater
The 60-minute program is free and open to the public, with no reservations required.  The 2:00 pm program will repeat at 4:00 pm. 

 

Only nineteen years old, Julia Keefe is a sophomore at University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.  She grew up on the Nez Perce Reservation in Kamiah, Idaho, and in Washington state.  Saturday’s program will be a tribute to one of Julia’s inspirations, Mildred Bailey, who also spent her childhood on an Idaho reservation before moving to Spokane.  Mildred Bailey is considered one of the best jazz vocalists of the big band era.  Her influence can be heard in the work of singers such as Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday.

Julia will be accompanied by the Jerrol Pennerman Octet, a group of young musicians who recently graduated from Howard University.  Come swing to the big band sound, and join us in celebrating America’s music.  You’ll hear favorite songs including Hoagy Carmichael’s “Rocking Chair,” Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine,” and George & Ira Gershwin’s “Our Love Is Here to Stay.” 

 

Thanks to my Cabaret Scenes colleague Joe Regan, Jr. for alerting me to this event!

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