Remember when we enjoyed live music? Remember when our musicians performed brilliantly for us, and our admission fee helped them make a living? With your help we can change that – at least a little bit.
Mark Eisenman (piano), Mark Micklethwaite (drums), and Steve Wallace (bass) have had several rehearsals here in the kitchen at JazzInTheKitchen.ca, complete with studio recording and several camera feeds. We have at least eight entertaining videos done, and are working on many more.
We’re happy to offer a members-only virtual series for a one-time $20 purchase, all proceeds to the musicians. Below is a sample – “I Won’t Dance”.
Please click here to become a member: Register. Simply fill out the ‘Create a new account’ box and purchase using Paypal or your credit card.
If you want a very entertaining overview of what it’s like to be a jazz musician these days, please read this great article, ‘PANDAMIT‘, by our one and only Steve Wallace, in September’s Whole Note magazine. You’ll find it on page 23, here.
“I Won’t Dance” is a jazz standard song with music by Jerome Kern, that has had two different sets of lyrics, the first written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto Harbach in 1934, the second written by Dorothy Fields (though Jimmy McHugh was also credited) in 1935. The two sets of lyrics share little but the common refrain of “I won’t dance”. The second set of lyrics is the much better known one, and the song in this form has been covered by many artists. From Wikipedia.