Swingadelic - Mercerville

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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The story of Johnny Mercer’s life and the stories of his songs as performed by NYC's Swingadelic... the little big band.  Johnny Mercer was not only an iconic figure as a lyricist and composer for the American Songbook, but he was a celebrity and entertainer throughout the 40's and 50's, with a popular radio show during the war years, he had gigs with the big bands of the era, hit records of his own and winner of four Academy Awards for Best Song as well as two Grammys for Song of the Year.                                              

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 This program is made possible by the generous support of the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library a 501(c)3 organization

 About Swingadelic:

 SWINGADELIC began in 1998 as the neo-swing  movement was cresting. Upright bassist Dave Post gathered his jazz & blues playing friends together to play engagements at New York City's Supper Club, Swing 46, and Windows On The World.  Swingadelic has performed at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, NJPAC, and at many festivals, including Bele Chere (Ashville NC), MusikFest (Allentown PA), the CD 109 Jazz & Blues Festival (Red Bank, NJ), and the Sanofi-Aventis JazzFest (Madison NJ).

Swingadelic has maintained a residency for six years at Swing 46 in NYC where it performs every other Monday as a ten piece "little big band."

Swingadelic has seven CDs and has been recording for the ZOHO Music label since 2011. Swingadelic CDs have been in the JazzWeek Radio charts top thirty and garnered many critically acclaimed reviews in jazz publications such as Jazz Times and All About Jazz.

The newest ZOHO release (April 2017) is called "Mercerville" a collection of songs written by the legendary Johnny Mercer.

 

 

 



Event Type(s): Music/Concert
Age Group(s): Adults, Grades 9-12

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