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Big jazz voices showcased on Saturday at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on June 1, 2012 at 6:11 am with No Comments »
May 31, 2012 5:29 pm
Danny Quintero

Two big-voiced jazz singers will take the stage on Saturday for “Croon – Jazzmen of Song” at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. The evening show will feature TV and Broadway veteran Casey MacGill and 22-year-old phenom Danny Quintero, an Earshot Jazz nominee for NW Vocalist of the Year.

It’s part of the Jazz @ TMP jazz series. Backed by a sextet the show focuses on the big names and big songs of early jazz.

More from the press release:

What do Justin Timberlake, Rod Stewart, and Sting have in common? They owe their success, in a large part, to the men who invented and developed the style and persona of the male popular (Pop) singer. Prior to the late 1920’s a singer would sing in “big voice” to fill the whole room, whether it be night club or theatre stage. With the invention of a viable P.A. (public address) system it was possible for singers to use the microphone as an instrument, and develop a style that was more intimate and personal. Either live or on recordings, now it sounded like the singer was singing to you personally.

“Croon – Jazzmen of Song” takes an entertaining look at the famous pop singers (crooners if you will) and their equally famous songs. Jazz @ TMP being a jazz series, will highlight the important part played by jazz in the development of the “Great American Songbook.”

These incredible entertainers will be backed by an all-star jazz sextet featuring the who’s – who of jazz in the Puget Sound area. Jazz@TMP was developed to bring you the best in jazz in a room that was comfortable, with great sound and lighting. It has featured the best of the best for the last 6 years, and this year’s is proving to be the “best” yet. For more information, please go to; www.TMP. org

Croon – Jazzmen of Song
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Ave. Tacoma
Tickets: $25
Info: or 253-565-6867

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