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In the eleventh annual celebration of song and literature – THE LIT SHOW, LA’s Diva Deluxe SUZY WILLIAMS performs songs with lyrics taken from classic literature. You’ve read the book, now hear the song!
Suzy partners with accomplished pianist and composer Brad Kay, and joined by their band of renowned LA musicians including Dan Weinstein and Don Allen.
This stellar celebration of music and literature feature new pieces based on words written by Oscar Wilde, Walt Whitman, Truman Capote, George Bernard Shaw, Langston Hughes, Isaac Asimov and Edmond Rostand, who wrote Cyrano de Bergerac.
THE LIT SHOW repertoire includes the likes of J.D. Salinger (see SUZY AND BRAD = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyMKVLBqse4 and Hafiz, Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling and more. Dorothy Parker wrote a song that Billie Holiday sang. Tennessee Williams wrote a song that Marlon Brando sang as a rambling troubadour in The Fugitive Kind. Lonely House was written by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes. Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg wrote Pull My Daisy with David Amram
SUZY WILLIAMS has played Carnegie Hall with Stormin’ Norman & Suzy, performed with Pilobolus Dance Company, and has worked with Van Dyke Parks, Buster Poindexter, Marc Shaiman, and film director Nicholas Ray. Bette Midler, Horace Silver, Roosevelt Sykes, Ann Magnuson, Eubie Blake, Odetta and Hadda Brooks have praised her passionate singing and vibrant energy. Suzy’s voice is vibrant and lusty…great gusto and bold emotion.” – Nat Hentoff, Cosmopolitan. “Williams’ energy must be seen to be believed…a natural performer.” – Robert Palmer, New York Times. Suzy’s bio can be found at http://laughtears.com/suzy_bio.html
BRAD KAY, composer, pianist and historian, has led bands in Los Angeles since 1965. He has collaborated with Danny Elfman’s Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, Firesign Theater’s Phil Austin, jazz pioneer Gerald Wilson, writer Harlan Ellison, director Tim Burton, and Suzy & Her Solid Senders. Kay plays cornet and piano with Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys. “No one I have ever met is more dedicated to music than the great pianist Brad Kay…he is ever searching for infinite harmonic variations, love and a soulful sense of humor in his music.” – George Winston. Brad’s bio can be found at http://www.janetklein.com/web/bios/brad.htm