XXVI International Jazz & Blues Festival
“Cole Porter’s Music”
Fri, Feb 28, 7pm
Bellas Artes Auditorium
Hernández Macías 75, Centro
By PayPal www.sanmigueljazz.com.mx
By Antonio Lozoya
As part of the Extraordinary Concerts of the International Jazz and Blues Festival, in this XXVI edition, will present “Cole Porter’s Music”, this Friday, February 28th, at the Bellas Artes Auditorium, Hernandez Macias #75, Centro, at 7:00 pm.
Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn to musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics as well as the music for his songs.
After a serious horseback riding accident in 1937, Porter was left disabled and in constant pain, but he continued to work. His shows of the early 1940s did not contain the lasting hits of his best work of the 1920s and ‘30s, but in 1948 he made a triumphant comeback with his most successful musical, Kiss Me, Kate. It won the first Tony Award for Best Musical.
Porter’s other musicals include Fifty Million Frenchmen, DuBarry Was a Lady, Anything Goes, Can-Can and Silk Stockings. His numerous hit songs include “Night and Day”, “Begin the Beguine”, “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “Well, Did You Evah!”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” and “You’re the Top”. He also composed scores for films from the 1930s to the 1950s, including Born to Dance (1936), which featured the song “You’d Be So Easy to Love”; Rosalie (1937), which featured “In the Still of the Night”; High Society (1956), which included “True Love”; and Les Girls (1957).
By popular demand Louise Phelan back to San Miguel! Singer, originally hailing from Limerick, Ireland, Louise has performed professionally at home and abroad, with the majority of her professional work taking her out of Ireland. She has participated in concerts as a soloist with Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Bands and Big Bands. In addition, Louise performed in musicals, dramas, TV and radio throughout North America, South America and Europe. While living in Stockholm for a few years, she worked for Sony BMG & Universal Music.
On the rhythm section: Patricio Peña on Piano, Raúl Ríos on drums and Antonio Lozoya on the bass and musical direction. Additionally, we’ll get a special guest from New York.
You could get your tickets at “Solutions”, Recreo 11, Centro or by PayPal: www.sanmigueljazz.com.mx/index.php/cole-porters-music/
Do not miss it!