Jeffry Denman — Jazz Turns: Broadway Tunes Through Jazz Textures

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About This Show

As part of the acclaimed “Broadway at Birdland,” Jim Caruso’s Cast Party and are proud to present song and dance man and Broadway veteran, Jeffry Denman in Jazz Turns: Broadway Tunes through Jazz Textures featuring Joshua Pearl and The Joshua Pearl Classic Jazz Trio.

Jazz Turns is an evening of contemporary and classic musical theatre songs given evocative, tasteful jazz interpretations by Mr. Denman and Mr. Pearl. Jeffry’s voice and tapping feet mingle with the Joshua Pearl Classic Jazz Trio, in a passionate blend of sentimental ballads, tap dance syncopations, and playful uptempos exploring tone color and nuance.

Songs include “Nothing is Too Wonderful to Be True” by David Yazbek, “Not While I’m Around” by Stephen Sondheim, “Moving Too Fast” by Jason Robert Brown, “My Own Space” by Kander and Ebb, and “Tonight at Eight” by Bock and Harnick.

Jeffry Denman is most known for his book A Year with The Producers – his account of being in the original company of The Producers. He made his Broadway debut in the original cast of How To Succeed…, he appeared in Dream (starring Margaret Whiting and John Pizzarelli) and played Munkustrap in the final cast of Cats. In 2004, he created the role of Phil Davis (the Danny Kaye role) in the original production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas opposite Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James in San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as on the White Christmas original cast album of the show released in 2006 by Ghostlight Records. He has starred in concerts with symphonies across the country alongside Rebecca Luker, Susan Egan, Christianne Noll and Ron Raines including Marvin Hamlisch’s Tribute to Irving Berlin at the Kennedy Center with the National Orchestra and his Tribute to George Gershwin with the Philadelphia Symphony.

The Joshua Pearl Quartet is led by Joshua Pearl, a jazz pianist, composer, orchestrator and arranger. The Joshua Pearl Classic Jazz Trio (Quartet) features Rob Garcia (Woody Allen’s New Orleans Jazz Band) on drums and Jennifer Vincent (the current Duke Ellington Orchestra) on bass.

Show Details

Dates: One Night Only: October 8, 2007

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