April 4 – 8
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An award winning composer, arranger, vocalist and jazz pianist of extraordinary range and sophistication, Billy Stritch breathes new life into the Great American Songbook, all the while bringing and easy sense of humor and showmanship to his performances. Together with Paulo Szot, a Tony Award operatic baritone, the pair delivers what is a true ode to the Great American Songbook.
Reviews of Paulo Szot and Billy Stritch:
Stephen Sorokoff: ‘(Paulo Szot)…A wonderful cabaret performer and one of the best voices on the planet… Billy Stritch is one of my favorite pianists and the harmonic and rhythmic content of his arrangements equalled the thrills provided by Paulo Szot’s voice. Billy and Paulo navigated the world of swing and Bossa Nova and it was Horowitz and Previn all rolled into one…’
The New York Times: ‘Mr. Szot has come a long way toward breaching the divide between formal operatic singing and pop naturalness. In his strongest numbers, he really acted the songs in addition to imparting a titanic heft… Because the show’s musical director, the pianist and arranger Billy Stritch, has a solid background in jazz and bossa nova, the program sailed smoothly from one style to another.’
The Cost to Attend Paulo Szot and Billy Stritch:
$85 entertainment charge for week days and $95 Friday and Saturday.