Ann Hampton Callaway at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
May 17 - May 18, 2011
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents Jazz/Pop Diva Ann Hampton Callaway touring in support of her new release At Last. Band members are Bill Anschell (piano), Chris Symer (bass), Mark Ivestor (drums). . Set times on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Tuesday and 5:30pm Wednesday.
Ann Hampton Callaway is an insatiable creative spirit. As a champion of the great American Songbook, she has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. A born entertainer, her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on five of Barbra Streisand’s recent CD’s. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland and Barbara Carroll to name a few.
Ann recently released her most powerful recording to date called At Last (2/11) on Telarc. Her other recent Cd’s Signature, Slow, and Blues in the Night have received high critical acclaim. She has recorded two popular holiday Cd’s- Holiday Pops! with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and her solo Cd, This Christmas. Ann’s other recordings include Easy Living, To Ella with Love, After Ours, and Bring Back Romance.
Callaway’s live performances showcase her warmth, spontaneous wit and passionate delivery of standards, jazz classics and originals. She is one of America’s most gifted improvisers, taking words and phrases from her audiences and creating songs on the spot, whether alone at a piano or with a symphony orchestra. Ann has been a special guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood and is featured at many of the Carnegie Hall tributes. She has sung with more than twenty-five of the world’s top orchestras and big bands, and has performed for President Clinton in Washington, D.C. and at President Gorbachev’s Youth Peace Summit in Moscow.
Ann's dream of working in film and TV is being realized in several recent projects. She made her feature film debut opposite Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon in the Robert De Niro film "The Good Shepherd", performing the standard "Come Rain or Come Shine". She recorded "Isn't It Romantic?" and "The Nearness of You" in Wayne Wong's "Last Holiday", starring Queen Latifah. Ann is currently writing songs for the upcoming movie musical "State of Affairs", to be directed by Philip McKinley.
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