Thu, Jul 27|
AMERICAN SONG BOOK by HAL GLATZER
Hal likes to say, “I was born and raised on a small island. Like many musicians there, I first got work in the classical repertoire that had come from Europe. Eventually, though, I returned to my roots; and nowadays I take great delight in celebrating the music of my native islanders.” Huh? ........
Time & Location
Jul 27, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
New York, 133 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, USA
About the event
Hal explains: “I come from Manhattan. I grew up taking violin and clarinet lessons; and as a soprano, age 12-13, I sang in the Boys’ Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera Company. In my teens and twenties, I played 5-string banjo and sang in bluegrass bands. But for the past forty years, I have been playing vintage archtop guitars, and singing the early jazz and Swing-era “standards:” the repertoire of the “Great American Songbook,” created in the Manhattan realms of Tin Pan Alley and Broadway, much of which I first heard my mother sing at the piano.”