Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington
On Saturday, March 14th at 8:00 PM, the Vermont Jazz Center welcomes to its stage a piano trio that chooses to focus on the classic sounds of the Great American Songbook. The Bill Charlap Trio, with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington (no relation), represents the epitome of this particular style: elegant, lush, and swinging. This trio is renowned throughout the world for its work interpreting the lesser-known but equally beautiful songs that were written for musical theater and film. Charlap and his trio pay homage to the great songs that were written when Broadway and Tin Pan Alley provided the soundtrack to popular, North American culture. Charlap states: "The music I'm attracted to - music theater and film music is a different blueprint of American music and popular music... I'm still in love with that beautiful aesthetic of those lyricists and composers of that period."
Surely, Charlap's parents helped instill a love for this very specific music - his father, Moose Charlap was a respected Broadway composer best known for his work with Jules Stein in the 1954 musical, Peter Pan. Charlap's mother is Sandy Stewart, a noted singer known for her appearance in 60s variety shows with the like of Ed Sullivan and Perry Como. She's still singing, sometimes accompanied by her son, Bill Charlap. In 2013, the two recorded a well-received album called Something to Remember.
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