Duke Ellington, Count Basie Honored Through Song, Stories in The Duke, The Count and Me
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The last date listed for The Duke, The Count and Me was Friday November 22, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Get in the Christmas spirit with Decembrance, an evening of enchanting music befitting the season. Created by award-winning South Bay composer/lyricist Ted Kopulos, this original music concert tradition features an eclectic mix of romantic, light-hearted, nostalgic, traditional and humorous songs that will have the whole family feeling all warm and fuzzy. With a cast of favorite area singers performing, it's sure to be a magical night to remember. Learn More
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Featured review from Bill Ereneta
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Battled the Sharks fans in trying to get a parking place, and going on a Thursday meant that there was no parking validations. Also trying to find food in the overly crowded San Pedro area was an experience. The setting and stage decor for "The Duke, The Count, and Me" was pleasant and reminded me of the many jazz clubs I have been to in my life. In this World premiere piece, James still battled remembering all of the lengthy dialog, but his singing, piano playing, and characterizations of all those he was talking about was top notch. The lighting was distracting and needed some help, as did the blocking. It just didn't always feel natural. The use of the projected photos was a bit distracting, and took away from James' performance. Perhaps the entire historical perspective needed to be somehow tightened. Just think, trying to summarize over 50 years of the development of jazz and its stars in this show. So, it did not focus on the Duke and the Count, but almost every jazz luminary you can think of. All this being said, I would whole heartedly recommend the piece to any lovers of jazz. It was a work in process, and hopefully, James will continue to refine it into a piece worthy of his talents. Kudos to the musicians who backed this performance; they recreated the music James was talking about.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Tabard Theatre Company
Founded in 2001, The Tabard Theatre Company is the managing and resident theater company of Theatre on San Pedro Square, with offices in South San Jose. Tabard is committed to making a difference in the community through the arts by presenting professional-quality shows that are suitable and appropriate for audiences of all ages. Tabard actors, stage crew, and staff of all ages come from throughout the Bay Area as well as San Jose.