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Musical Storefronts: Michelle Jennings, actor-singer & Tom Jennings, piano

March 31 at 4, 5 & 6 pm


Michelle Jennings Bio
Tom Jennings Bio

Program

STEPHEN SONDHEIM  –  Everybody Says Don’t
RODGERS/HAMMERSTEIN  –  Wonderful Guy
MEREDITH WILSON  –  My White Knight
FLAHERTY/AHRENS  –  Back to Before
JEANINE TESORI/DICK SCANLAN  –  The Girl in 14G
ELLIS MARSALIS  –  The Fourth Autumn
COLE PORTER  –  I Happen to Like New York
DUKE ELLINGTON/DON GEORGE  –  Hit Me With a Hot Note
ADLER/ROSS  –  Six Months Out of Every Year
JAMES P. JOHNSON  –  Carolina Shout
MURRAY GRAND  –  April in Fairbanks
BERNSTEIN/SONDHEIM  –  Somewhere
MATTHEW SKLAR/CHAD BEGUELIN  –  The Lady’s Improving  


MUSICAL STOREFRONTS

January 21-April 28, 2021

Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.

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Tom Jennings Bio

Pianist Tom Jennings has performed and recorded with artists from a wide array of genres in a career spanning more than 30 years. His latest album, Viewed from Above: Musical Meditations on Sacred Texts, a collection of works for string quartet, piano, and soprano, featuring his wife, Michelle Jennings, was released in December 2020. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “highly attuned pianist,” Tom has accompanied opera luminaries Ben Heppner and Jerome Hines, and cabaret stars Steve Ross, Karen Akers, and Leslie Uggams. He has appeared on numerous recordings by a diverse array of artists, including DeShannon Higa, Terry Silverlight, Gary Haase, Steve Sacks, Emily Drennan, Soo Bae, and many others. For more than 25 years, Tom has served as music director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. His hymn arrangements and original songs are performed at churches throughout the country, and he is an in-demand speaker and writer on church music. Tom holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Constance Keene.