Join Mike Plaskett, from radio's Rhythm Sweet & Hot, for a series (on third Wednesdays) on some of the men and women who impacted jazz music throughout the 30s, 40s and 50s. This month we will appreciate blues icon Billie Holiday, known as "Lady Day." The turbulent life of one of the most talented vocalists of all time took her from the clubs of Harlem to Carnegie Hall, and Holiday's innovative, improvisational style influenced jazz musicians and singers to this day.
Registration required--register on any date to receive email reminders about the following programs. If the program cannot be presented "in person," we will send you a link to attend on Zoom.
Velvet Voices: Girl Singers of the Big Band Era
Ella Fitzgerald (September 15)
Billie Holiday (October 20)
Bonnie Baker, Dolly Dawn and Mildred Bailey (November 17)
Strike Up the Bandleaders
Ray McKinley (January 19)
Glenn Miller Army Air Force Orchestra (February 16)
Sisters of Swing
Andrews Sisters, Boswell Sisters, Lennon Sisters, Maguire Sisters, the Gumms and more (March 16)
Listen to Mike Plaskett and co-host Dale Abraham for Rhythm Sweet & Hot on 90.5 FM, WESA, an NPR station, every Saturday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
These programs will be conducted via the free video conferencing software Zoom and a Library staff member will be supervising the session. The Librarian coordinating the event will email each registrant a Zoom meeting invitation before the start of the program. Zoom is available as a free desktop (for Windows, MacOS, and Linux Operating systems) and mobile application for Android and Apple iOS devices. Once Zoom is installed, you will be able to join the virtual Library program.