Ottawa jazz artists Renée Yoxon and J.P. Allain will perform their arrangements of songs by Dave Frishberg, “the Stephen Sondheim of jazz song-writing”. The concert will include hits such as Peel Me a Grape and My Attorney Bernie.
Congratulations to Alnoor Allidina who won the pair of tickets for a lucky draw winner to hear "My Pal Frishberg" on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., at the NAC Fourth Stage. If you didn't win, you can still purchase tickets at nac-cna.ca/en/community/event/2370
OttawaJazzScene.ca recently interviewed Renée about the concert. She told us why she loves Frishberg's music: "his lyrical content is so unique. That's the main thing for me. Like "Sweet Kentucky Ham," for instance, is one of my favourite tunes that we're going to be playing. And it's about the memory associated with food. I was just totally flabbergasted when I first heard the song, because it's like, "Oh, man, of course. Why didn't I think of that?" I don't know anybody who would have thought of that. It's so unique." Read and listen to the interview here.
Thanks to the concert organizers for their generous donation of tickets for this draw, to random.org for supplying the winning number for the draw, and to everyone tho entered the draw.
The answer to our skill testing question "Name one of Renée's teachers who has recorded a Dave Frishberg song?" was one of: Tena Palmer, Julie Michels, Roberta Gambarini.