Concert - David Drazin Jazz Piano
David will perform a solo piano concert of jazz, blues and show tunes, emphasizing the hot piano styles of yesteryear. He will introduce each number, detailing the composers and history of the tunes, and some of the original recordings. When one listens to jazz performers of the past through the medium of recordings, quite often the sound produced by these performers is recognizable within seconds of their first being heard. One could say: "Oh, that's Fats Waller, that's Albert Ammons, that's Charlie Parker." It wasn't merely the songs, but the people who played them that made the music, and these songs continue to be the vehicle through which today's performers (including David) attempt to achieve their own sound. By performing Harlem Stride, Boogie Woogie, Bebop and beyond, David will provide an audible capsule history of jazz.