Valentine’s Day brings out our most sentimental feelings one moment and then inspires the goofiest humor the next. This week, Riverwalk Jazz explores both sides of the coin on our concert of love songs from the interwar years, interpreted by our stable of great performers sitting in with The Jim Cullum Jr.
is dedicated to preserving and interpreting great vocal jazz of the ’30s and ’40s, an era noted for high-quality songwriting and heartfelt lyrics. Rebecca performs worldwide at jazz festivals, parties and cruises. She is a frequent guest on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and has appeared with Michael Feinstein
’s irreverent, saucy take on love and romance comes across in Vernel Bagneris’ performance of “Let’s Misbehave” —a perfect pairing with the feminine perspective on the battle of the sexes found in Fields’ “A Fine Romance.” Vernel offers a playful rendition of Andy Razaf’s lyrics, replete with double entendres, on James P. Johnson