Ann Hampton Callaway
Ann Hampton Callaway is a special artist. Rarely do you see an artist so diverse in their talents. She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in Swing! and a Theatre World Award for "Outstanding Broadway Debut."
Considered one of the best jazz singers of our time Stephen Holden of The New York Times said, “For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway.” and Musical Theatre Review recently said "Great is one of the most over-used words in the dictionary but just as Ella Fitzgerald was the greatest jazz singer of her era, so too is the magnificent Ann Hampton Callaway of hers."
Also an accomplished writer Ann has written seven songs for recent Barbara Streisand records and her “Streisand Songbook” show is a hit with PAC’s, festivals and symphonies. The Streisand Songbook won two Broadwayworld.com Awards and the MAC Show of the Year Award. Ann went on to perform over 100 symphony dates of the show.
Ann has had nine records on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Her latest recording and show is entitled “Jazz Goes To The Movies” and it salutes songs made famous in films. This show, explores the fascinating ways jazz and film have come together to tell stories. The playlist includes “Taking a Chance on Love” from Vernon Duke’s Cabin in the Sky, “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” from Irving Berlin’s Follow the Fleet, “This Time the Dream’s on Me,” from Harold Arlen’s Blues in the Night, and “As Time Goes By,” the Herman Hupfeld classic from Casablanca.
Callaway also performs jazz songs she has recorded for films, including “Come Rain or Come Shine” from The Good Shepherd, starring Robert DeNiro, “The Nearness of You” from Last Holiday starring Queen Latifah, and “Pourquoi,” a song she wrote for the new film Blind, starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore. This show is a celebration of the golden age of songwriters from the 30's & 40's who wrote love songs for the silver screen that gave people dreams when they needed them most. A perfect way to celebrate dreams and a sense of hope, when we need them more than ever.
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