Concerts Designed & Narrated by Michael Lasser

With Performances By Singers Cindy Miller and Alan Jones

In addition to giving talks, Michael Lasser also joins with highly-regarded singers Cindy Miller and Alan Jones. The topics are the same as for the talks, but there’s a lot less talking and a lot more music. 

Left to their own devices, Cindy and Alan would probably sing jazz, but Cindy is a first-class mimic and Alan is also a perceptive accompanist. A musical chameleon, Cindy turns into Julie Andrews one minute and Ella Fitzgerald the next. But her own distinct stage personality underscores everything she does.  Alan does everything from conduct choirs to play piano and sing in cabarets.  Sometimes you close your eyes and you swear you’re hearing Billy Eckstine. 

Lasser-Miller-JonesThese two professionals have such varied experience, and such confidence in their own performing and in the way they work together that they look forward to trying new things. Michael Lasser says of them, “I’ve thrown every kind of song at them, including some they’d never heard of, from ragtime to 19th century sentimental ballads to rock ‘n’ roll. They love the challenge and the playfulness.”

Wait till you hear Cindy belt Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer’s “Come Rain or Come Shine,” and you’re bound to giggle at Alan’s understated humor in a 1912 comic song, “If You Talk in Your Sleep, Don’t Mention My Name.”

To see Michael's scheduled of upcoming Concerts click here or scroll down the page.

For more information about Cindy Miller, try her web site by clicking here.

Sixty and Ninety Minute Concerts available on a wide range of musical topics.  For more information, click here.

For more information about talks, click here

 

Video edit of an Irving Berlin program.

 

Calendar of Scheduled Concerts

2018

Harry Warren's Lullaby of Broadway

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 8:00 pm
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

The Songs of World War I

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:00 pm
Concert with Genesee Valley Chorus and Orchestra
Lyric Theatre, Rochester, NY

Playing Around -- With Words and One Another

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2:00 pm
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Asbury First Methodist Church (Sponsored by WXXI)

Nostalgia Unbound: Songs About the American West

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 2:00 pm
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Briscoe Museum of the American West, San Antonio, TX

The Songs of Johnny Mercer

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3:00 pm
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
New York Society Library

The Songs of World War I

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

Settling the West in Popular Songs

Saturday, September 22. 2018
and Sunday, September 23, 2018
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles

Louis, Fats, and Duke: Jazz from the Harlem Renaissance

Friday, October 19, 2018, 8:00 pm
Concert
RIT Performing Arts Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

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