Jazz will be on tap at the Arsenal Center for the Art beginning Sept. 21 when “The American Song Book: The Jazz View” series kicks off.
The series celebrates two great American art forms – jazz and the American Song Book, and was conceived by the composer/saxophonist Larry Monroe and vocalist Donna McElroy.
This year’s series also features the music of Johnny Mercer (“The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” and “Moon River”) on Sept. 21.
On Oct. 19, the works of Frederick Loewe will be performed. He teamed with Alan Jay Lerner to write “Brigadoon,” “My Fair Lady,” and “Gigi.”
Burton Lane will be the focus of the Nov. 16 performance. His hits include “On a Clear Day” and “How About You.”
The series continues in 2014 with Stephen Sondheim on Feb. 15, A Night of Blues on May 24 and Jerome Kern Once Again on June 7.
Performances begin at 7:30PM and are held in the intimate Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $24; $22 for students and Arsenal members (plus ticketing fees).
For tickets or more information call 617-923-8487 or visit http://www.arsenalarts.org.