The JazzTraffic Trio present: Swingin' Musicals.


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A Performance and Lecture show by The JazzTraffic Trio, featuring jazz singer Colette Wickenhagen. Based on the book "Geniuses of the American Musical Theatre" by Dr. Herbert Keyser.

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The JazzTraffic Trio present: Swingin' Musicals.

  1. 1. Colette Wickenhagen - vocals Hans Heinhuis - piano Hans de Groot – double bass Bob van Eekhout - drums P R E S E N T:
  2. 3. From left to right: Hans Heinhuis, Colette Wickenhagen, Bob van Eekhout, Hans de Groot
  3. 4. Swingin’ Musicals is based on the concept of the Performance and Lecture show “Geniuses of the American Musical Theatre” by Dr. Herbert Keyser and jazzsinger and pianist Bett Butler. See also
  4. 5. A unique combination of world famous musical songs from the 1930 – 1939 era , brought live to you and presented in the context of the US and world history of that time.
  5. 6. A Performance and Lecture program: “we play their music and tell their stories” also Illustrated with a comprehensive slideshow.
  6. 7. Cole Porter George Gershwin Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart Oscar Hammerstein II Sigmund Romberg Jerome Kern Kurt Weill Harold Arlen The composers and lyricists
  7. 8. In this program of 2 x 45 minutes Dutch singer Colette Wickenhagen and The JazzTraffic Trio, present a selection of famous compositions from Hollywood films and Broadway musicals and their equally famous composers in the 1930 – 1939 timeframe The Great Depresssion
  8. 9. Content of the program. Part 1 “ I got Rhythm” George & Ira Gershwin, Musical Girl Crazy, 1930. “ Soon”, George & Ira Gershwin, Musical Strike up the Band, 1930 “ Love for Sale”, Cole Porter, Musical The New Yorkers, 1930 “ Dancing in the Dark”, Schwartz & Dietz, Musical The Band Wagon, 1931 “ Night & Day”, Cole Porter, Musical The Gay Divorce, 1932 “ Yesterdays”, Jerome Kern, Musical Roberta, 1932 “ I get a kick out of you”, Cole Porter, Musical Anything Goes, 19334 “ My Romance”, Rodgers & Hart, Musical Jumbo, 1935 “ It ain’t necessarily so”, George Gershwin, Musical Porgy and Bess, 1935
  9. 10. Just one of those things”, Cole Porter, Musical Jubilee, 1935 “ It’s De-lovely”, Cole Porter, Musical Red, Hot and Blue, 1936 “ A foggy Day”, George & Ira Gershwin, Musical A Damsel in Distress, 1937 “ My funny Valentine”, Rodgers & Hart, Musical Babes in Arms, 1937 “ The Lady is a Tramp”, Rodgers & Hart, The Musical Babes in Arms, 1937 “ They can’t take that away from me”, George Gershwin, Musical Shall we Dance ?, 1937 “ My heart belongs to daddy”, Cole Porter, Musical Leave it to me, 1938 “ All the things you are”, Kern & Hammerstein, Musical Very warm for May, 1939 “ Over the Rainbow”, Arlen & Yburg, Film The Wizard of Oz, 1939 Part 2
  10. 11. “ Bank Panic” in 1931 Each song is introduced with a PowerPoint Slideshow. Illustrated with a Powerpoint Slideshow Colette and the trio introduce each song to the audience with “the story behind” including facts, figures and stories about the musical, the composer and the cast, and placed in the context of hightlights of US and world history of that year. The show can be presented in English or Dutch !
  11. 12. Examples of the slideshow.
  12. 13. When all the world is a hopeless jumble And the raindrops tumble all around, Heaven opens a magic lane When all the clouds darken up the skyway, There's a rainbow highway to be found Leading from your window pane To a place behind the sun, Just a step beyond the rain.. And then………………….. “ Somewhere over the Rainbow” What is a “verse” ? Most composers of that time used a “verse” as a bridge between the dialogue in the musical and the songs. Verses are an annotation of words put into music which introduced the public to the next song to come. An example of a verse is the introduction of the wellknown song “Over the Rainbow” as performed by Judy Garland
  13. 14. 1930 Ford Model A 1930 In 1930 the “Great Depression” started. The unemployment rate in the US increased in one year to 22% of the working population. Car sales dropped dramatically
  14. 15. Wat is “Sing Scatting ? “ What is “Scat Singing” ? Scat singing is a form of singing in which the singer takes over the role of the instrumental improvisation. With improvised notes to the melody, the singer communicates with the instrumentalist. Ella Fitzgerald Louis Armstrong
  15. 16. <ul><li>In 1934 organized crime is at its peak. On May 23 Bonny and Clyde are shot to death in </li></ul><ul><li>their car and on July 22 nd gangster John Dillinger is shot by the FBI. </li></ul><ul><li>President Roosevelt gets permission from the American Congress to spend 10 billion dollars to enhance the economy in the next 18 months </li></ul>1934
  16. 17. Cole Cole Porter Alvin Theatre New York 1934 Also in 1934 Broadway producer Vinton Freedly brings the musical “Anything Goes” to stage. The performances are scheduled in the Alvin Theatre on Broadway and the premiere takes place on November 21 st in 1934. The musical is performed for 420 times and with that the third longest running musical of that time.
  17. 18. The end of the slide show examples.
  18. 19. Artists who recorded Swingin’ Musicals repertoire in the fifties
  19. 20. Today’s artists who recorded Swingin’ Musicals repertoire.
  20. 21. The show. The performers of this show are Dutch singer Colette Wickenhagen and The JazzTraffic Trio
  21. 22. “ A Foggy Day in London Town” from the musical “A Damsel in Distress” Composer : George Gershwin. Lyrics : Ira Gershwin. Please click on the speaker icon for a short musical fragment as played by Colette and the trio.
  22. 23. “ Over the Rainbow” from the musical “The Wizard of Oz”. Composer: Harold Arlen. Lyrics: Yip Harburg Please click on the speaker icon for a short musical fragment as played by Colette and the trio.
  23. 24. Please click on the speaker icon for a short musical fragment as played by Colette and the trio. “ All of you” from the musical “Silk Stockings” Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter uit “Silk Stockings”
  24. 25. <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>A Performance and Lecture program performed by Colette Wickenhagen and The JazzTraffic Trio. </li></ul><ul><li>Each song is introduced with “the story behind” and a Powerpoint slideshow with pictures of the cast, producers and composers as well as historical highlights of US and world history. Presentation is done in English or Dutch </li></ul><ul><li>The show is 2 x 50 minutes and brings a selection of famous songs from equally famous musicals and their composers in the 1930 – 1939 era. </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>If you require more information on this show like: </li></ul><ul><li>A detailed price offering ? </li></ul><ul><li>Available dates ? </li></ul><ul><li>General Conditions? </li></ul><ul><li>More content information ? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of the slide show ? </li></ul><ul><li>Additional requirements specific to your organisation ? </li></ul><ul><li>Then please contact Bob van Eekhout: </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>Phone 020 – 6595937 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile06 – 81200677 </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>
  26. 27. Website & PowerPoint Design:, Badhoevedorp. Music fragments: Studio Peggy 51, Ouderkerk a.d. Amstel. Recording Engineer: Michel Vermeulen. Soundmix: Dick Vink en Michel Vermeulen. Studio photography : Bob Bronshoff. Photography JazzTraffic & Colette en Yamaha Grand Piano: Erwin Wittenberg / EventImpressions Vocals: Colette Wickenhagen. Musicians: Dick Vink (p), Hans de Groot (b), Bob van Eekhout (ds) Produced by Bob van Eekhout Photo’s of recording sessions Studio Peggy 51
  27. 28. This show is sponsored by:
  28. 29. THE END Sources: Broadway Musicals, Show by Show, Stanley Green, 2008, Hal Leonard Corp. Broadway, The American Musical, Kantor & Maslon, 2004, Bulfinch Press. Broadway Musicals, Bloom & Vlastnik, 2004, Black Dog & Leventhal Publ.