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4/30/2020 – From the Archives: Songs of Love – Virtual Performance

April 30, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are releasing pre-recorded videos of Charleston Jazz Orchestra performances every week on our YouTube channel and Facebook page, free of charge, to provide comfort and connection during these uncertain times.

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SONGS OF LOVE: Diane Schuur sings Cole Porter, Billie Holiday and more!

Originally performed live on February 23, 2019

Charleston warmly welcomes back vocalist Diane Schuur to sing with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra as it kicks off its eleventh Season. A two time Grammy Award Winner, Diane’s voice is expressive, romantic and mischievous as it radiates warmth and soulful passion. Frank Sinatra adored Diane and invited her to sing with him and his band conducted by Quincy Jones. She also performed alongside Herbie Hancock on the classic ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ for Stevie Wonder at The Kennedy Center Honors. She will present with the CJO her favorite Songs of Love, featuring the music of Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday and more!

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What is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter, Arranged by Robert Lewis
Habanera from ‘Carmen’ – George Bizet, Arranged by Robert Lewis
Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Arranged Robert Lewis
S’Wonderful – George Gershwin, Arranged by Frank Duvall
Only You – Composed and Arranged by Bob Florence
Our Love is Here to Stay – George Gershwin, Adapted by David Heywood
Love for Sale – Cole Porter, Arranged by Billy May
Save Your Love for Me – Buddy Johnson, Arranged by Jon Phillips
Them There Eyes – Maceo Pinard, Arranged by Mark Sterbank
Caught a Touch of Your Love – Jack Keller, Arranged by Richard Evans
Easy to Love – Cole Porter, Arranged by Billy May
I Loves You Porgy – George Gershwin, Arranged by Frank Foster
Besame Mucho – Consuelo Valazquez, Arranged by Reggie Watkins


April 30, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
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