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Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin: An Intro

Pip Burley pays tribute to the lives, words and music of Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin-four men who made a unique contribution to the Great American Songbook during the first half of the twentieth century.
Come and enjoy their beautiful songs- as fresh and inspiring today as when they were first written and hear about the lives of these musical geniuses who still cast their spell upon us.
Songs featured include:
‘Old Man River’, ‘Don’t Believe Me’, ‘Can’t Help Loving That Man’, ‘Bill’, ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’, ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ‘How Deep is the Ocean’, ‘Always’, ‘White Christmas’, ‘Change Partners’, ‘Night and Day’, ‘I Get a Kick out of You’, ‘In the Still of the Night’, ‘Love for Sale’, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, ‘ Summertime…’
…and many more!
Lavishly accompanied by slides and videos of their lives and music, with performances by some of the greatest artists of all time-and occasional illustrations on the piano.
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Pip Burley began his musical career playing Rock'n'Roll in the 60s and 70s as well as working with the big bands - including Sydney Lipton, Joe Loss and Ken Mackintosh. He went on to compose and record music for commercials, theatre, film and television and, in 1990, won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Television Theme music for The Darling Buds of May - a TV series he also produced (discovering Catherine Zeta-Jones in the process). Other television successes include the multi-award winning series A Touch of Frost, the most watched police series of all time, created for and starring David Jason. As a sideline he also managed to start and run an advertising agency!
Tuesday 14th June. 10:30 am. The Arts Society, Havering. £8:00 for guests/visitors.
The New Windmill Hall, St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, Essex RM14 1QH
Tue 14 June
Contact telephone: 01708221903 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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