Sing and Swing is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song, including jazz classics from Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland.
This program will also feature Saudi singer, Loulwa Al-Sharif. Coined as the Saudi blues singer, Loulwa made history by being the first woman in the Kingdom to perform at a public concert.
For over three decades, Jazz at Lincoln Center has been a leading advocate for jazz, culture, and arts education globally. Under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center has brought the art form of jazz from the heart of New York City to over 446 cities in more than 40 countries.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center presents a touring initiative provides an affordable opportunity to present great jazz programming, featuring up-and-coming musicians who have been identified as rising stars by JALC. The initiative also allows for expansion of the mission of JALC "to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy."
After the success of JALC Presents Songs We Love tour, this new and highly anticipated touring project from Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents celebrates the Great American Songbook in all its playful —and sophisticated—glory as brought to life by one of this generation's brightest stars.
Armed with prodigious trumpet talent and vocal charm, Benny Benack III, along with vocalist Tahira Clayton, and an all-star band made up of New York’s rising stars, will re-live and re-imagine some of the classic partners in jazz and popular song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby and Dean Martin and Peggy Lee. Featuring songs by Gershwin, Ellington, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many more, this is an unforgettable evening of singin' and swingin'.