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RL Big Band’s Tribute to “The Girl Singers”
June 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sorg Opera House$20
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RL Big Band pays a tribute to swing music you don’t want to miss.
Tighter than the Sorg’s budget, we warmly welcome the return of the hard-charging RL Big Band to the stage. Their first visit with us was a great evening honoring Rosemary Clooney and tossing in some Buddy Rich, just for the swing of it. This time it’s a tribute to “The Girl Singers” and that’s plural. Nancy James returns and swings through some Judy Garland classics, we welcome Lynne Scott’s interpretation of Peggy Lee’s warm stylings and Pam Mallory honors both Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn! The RL Big Band and three vocalists inside the Sorg Opera House promises a night of elegant, swinging music – another dinner and date night not to be missed.
Tickets for this event are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door. All proceeds benefit the Sorg’s renovations. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Nancy James, an Emmy-winning performer, has shared her talents with the Tri-State area on stage, on camera, and on the airwaves for over three decades. Nancy James became a part of our lives on the Bob Braun Show singing, interviewing, and creating live commercials.
Lynne Scott has appeared regularly on Midwest radio and TV, and she spent ten years singing with the Teddy Raymore Quartet and was featured with the Pete Wagner Orchestra/Band for several years.
Pamela Mallory is a soulful and swinging jazz songstress. A Cincinnati-based veteran vocalist, working in the Tri-State area for 40 years, Pamela is a recorded artist whose well-rounded musical background includes performance in the theater, opera, and church. She has lived in Cincinnati for 15 years where she is a regular performer at the Netherland Hilton Palm Court bar, Washington Platform, and the Incline Lounge at the Celestial Steakhouse.
About the RL Big Band during a recent run at the Carnegie
The band was excellent. Even in the most melodically advanced musicals, the band is there generally in the service of the singing actors. In this show, the band is just as much a character as anyone else on stage. The band killed it Sunday afternoon. Easily the best instrumental performance I’ve ever seen in a stage production.