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Ron Kaplan to Perform at Benefit Concert for GreatAmericanSongbook.org

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Singer Ron Kaplan will be performing a benefit concert on behalf of American Songbook Preservation Society. He'll be singing the Great American Songbook at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar Street in Santa Cruz on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 7 PM. Doors open at 6pm, with dinner served as part of the Cookin' @ The Kuumbwa series (www.kuumbwajazz.org).

For tickets, call (831) 427-2227. Tickets--$10 advance, $13 door-- are also available at Logo's Books & Records.

The show begins at 7 pm and will feature Ron with master musicians Marshall Otwell (piano) and Stan Poplin (bass), performing songs from such legendary composers as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn, Harold Arlen, Hoggy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Harry Warren and others.

This concert is in support of www.GreatAmericanSongbook.org , a 501 C 3 non-profit, of which Ronald Kaplan serves as Executive Director. His charge is to build a national organization to keep this music in front of the public for the next 100 years and beyond.

The mission of the Foundation is to preserve our cultural treasure known as the Great American Songbook by presenting this music to the Public at home and abroad as Ambassadors of Song.

Ron Kaplan's style is reminiscent of the great singers of the 1950s. Critics note his sophisticated phrasing, tone, diction and ability to get to the heart of a song with his own mark of musicianship.

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