“A Legend in Concert: An Afternoon with Peggy King and The All-Star Jazz Trio,” pairs the famed jazz songstress with the area’s most swinging jazz group, live and in concert at the Philadelphia Ethical Society –1906 Rittenhouse Square—on Sunday afternoon, December 1st. Show time is 3 p.m., tickets are $25 and are available at the door or online. Call: 215-730-1789.
Hosting the event is popular jazz broadcaster, WRTI radio personality, and WRTI “Voices in Jazz” host Bob Craig.
“Pretty, perky Peggy King,” as she was known on George Gobel’s television program, is a certifiable star of stage, screen, television and nightclubs, having worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. to Andre Previn and Harry James. As JazzTimes wrote, “Her intonation, interpretive powers, subtle sense of swing and range are all there, and in many ways better than they were in 1955.” Having recently returned to performing onstage, Peggy's pairing with the All-Star Jazz Trio has the region abuzz with excitement.
The All-Star Jazz Trio—pianist Andy Kahn, drummer Bruce Klauber and bassist Bruce Kamsinky—has been setting the region on fire with their charismatic brand of swing and showmanship since 1972, Their seven recent headline appearances at Chris’ Jazz Café’, and other club and concert venues, have all been sell-outs. “They know how to pull the audience in to the experience,” writes Jazz Times.
Sponsors for this extraordinary event are:
AllAboutJazz.com has been serving the jazz industry and community worldwide since 1995 with news, reviews, interviews, a photo gallery, a musician directory and everything there is to know and love about America’s only original art form. Its sister site, JazzNearYou.com, stands as the most complete listings section in the world, and there is now an “app” available: jazznearyou.com.
ICON, an exquisitely written and designed monthly magazine, published continuously since 1992, and with a readership of more than 70,000 in Center City Philadelphia, Bucks County, the Lehigh Valley, Hunterdon County, NJ, The Greater Delaware Valley and beyond. ICON is the only publication in the region solely devoted to music, the arts and popular culture. icondv.com
Fineman Krekstein & Harris is a Philadelphia law firm dedicated to listening to and understanding their clients. Gary Krimstock, the law firm's specialist in condominiums, real estate and commercial litigation is proud to represent the firm as a sponsor of this concert for their many clients and friends all around Rittenhouse Square, Center City, and the Delaware Valley. finemanlawfirm.com
WRTZ Radio is the radio station of the University of the Arts, brought to the internet airwaves by the School of Music's Music Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) majors, Marc Dicciani(Director, School of Music), Prof. Andy Hurwitz (Head of the Music Business Program and founder and former president of Ropeadope Records), and Prof. Juan Parada (WRTZ General Manager). Via students and faculty, WRTZ strives to provide music and other exciting content to the University of the Arts community, the City of Philadelphia, and beyond. wrtzradio.net
Stephen Yau’s “Square on Square” Chinese/Pan-Asian restaurant at 1905 Chestnut Street, is one of the most extraordinary culinary venues of its kind on the East Coast. The art of flavor and food design from Square on Square must be experienced again and again: squareonsquare.com