Lara Downes
Lara Downes
But Beautiful: Billie Holiday Remembered

Mondavi Center Presenting Program

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Question and Answer Session
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Frank Sinatra called Billie Holiday his single greatest musical influence—and he wasn’t alone; no less than Sarah Vaughan, Anita O’Day and Dinah Washington, and countless others, claim “Lady Day” as a formative influence. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the jazz icon’s birth (April 7, 1915), pianist Lara Downes remembers Holiday with solo transcriptions of songs Lady Day made famous, including “God Bless the Child,” “I Cover the Waterfront,” “Strange Fruit,” “Solitude” and “But Beautiful.” Solo piano transcriptions by Jed Distler.

Supported by a generous grant from
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Event Info

When >

Sat • May 17, 2014 • 8PM
Sun • May 18, 2014 • 2PM

Seating >

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Cabaret

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