Cafe Society Swing

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59E59 Theaters New York

December 16 2014 - January 14 2015

Reviews

"The enveloping atmosphere and the sheer beauty of the music make “Cafe Society Swing” a balm for the soul."

New York Times

"A cookin’ little show."

WCBS Radio

"The band is hot."

Huffington Post

People

> By - Alex Webb

> Directed by - Simon Green

> Starring - Evan Pappas, Cyrille Aimee, Allan Harris & Charenee Wade

> With - Allan Harris (Guitar), Alex Webb (Piano), Mimi Jones (Bass), Shirazette Tinnin (Drums), Camille Thurman (Tenor Sax), Bill Todd (Alto Sax, Clarinet), Brent White (Trombone), Benny Benack III (Trumpet)

Cafe Society – the legendary New York jazz venue, the first racially integrated club in the city, and the hottest ticket in town. From its idealistic anti-racist beginnings to its demise in the ‘Red Scare’ of the late 1940s, Cafe Society hosted stars including Lena Horne, Count Basie, and Billie Holiday, and was famously “the wrong place for the right people.”

Evan Pappas fronts this swinging show, along with stellar vocalists and a top-flight band. Directed by 59E59 favorite Simon Green!

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