Wycliffe Gordon's Jazz a la Carte
May 14 - May 15, 2011
In the 1930's Frank Schiffman and Leo Brecher opened the Apollo with "Jazz à la Carte," a variety show featuring Ralph Cooper, Benny Carter Big Band and "16 Gorgeous Hot Steppers." Now, this classic Apollo entertainment makes a comeback under the guiding genius of composer, performer, arranger extraordinaire, Wycliffe Gordon. A medley of music by Benny Carter, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton and Cab Calloway opens the show, followed by a hit parade of top contemporary talent. Ken Roberson provides the evening's show-stopping choreography.
Three shows: May 14 @ 8PM, May 15 @ 5PM & 8PM
All Shows: $10
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