Friday, October 11, 8pm Cole Auditorium
Film: An Evening With Billie Holiday
A Friends Friday Films presentation of Billie Holiday: Sensational Lady. produced by the BBC in 2001, it is a highly regarded and authoritative look at the turbulent life of "Lady Day", one of the 20th Century's greatest singers. Includes performance footage and interviews with friends and fellow musicians (57 min).
Saturday, October 12, 3:30pm Cole Auditorium
Billie Holiday: A Celebration In Concert
Greenwich Library and BackCountry Jazz present an all-star ensemble performing the music of Billie Holiday. Just as Billie’s music was created in company with jazz icons such as Lester Young, Count Basie and Artie Shaw, the concert will feature some of today’s most celebrated jazz musicians: trumpeter Terell Stafford, pianist Donald Vega, bassist Peter Washington, drummer Victor Lewis, guitarist Tony Lombardozzi, vocalists Malou Beauvoir and Carla Cook under the direction of tenor saxophone master Bennie Wallace.
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