Yes! It's time to celebrate! The Great American Songbook is approaching its 100th birthday and Jennifer Sheehan has created a critically acclaimed show (and now a new album) that recognizes this milestone and celebrates the phenomenal music that has moved and delighted generations.
While the Great American Songbook is widely considered to be a collection of standards from the 1920s until about 1960 (when rock 'n' roll and other genres began to dominate the media), Jennifer shows how the Songbook actually began about 100 years ago, with the writing (1909), publishing (1910), and recording (1911) of the first true modern American standard "Some of These Days." And, while the Songbook may have lost the spotlight in the '60s, the second chapter of the Songbook- just as glorious as the first- continues to be written!
Passionate about classics from the Songbook’s Golden Era, as well as more contemporary masterpieces, Sheehan sings the songs—and the praises—of America’s finest lyricists and composers—from Berlin to Bucchino and Gershwin to Guettel. And she shares how their songs have taken hold of the hearts and imaginations of generations, including her own!
The show (and new album) includes songs by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Stephen Sondheim, Henry Mancini, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Susan Werner, Adam Guettel and more!
To buy album or for more info, www.JenniferSheehan.com