The Billy Strayhorn Project
Friday, November 21, 2014
Calamus Auditorium @ Gay City (map)
517 East Pike
Seattle, WA 98122
The BILLY STRAYHORN PROJECT is a celebration of the life and music of William Thomas "Billy" Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967), an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, arranger, and LGTBQ artist best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington lasting nearly three decades.
The BILLY STRAYHORN PROJECT features Tyrone Brown (LGTBQ artist and lead vocals), Nate Omdal (music director and bass), Michael Owcharuk (piano), Jacques Willis (drums), playing original arrangements from the Billy Strayhorn songbook such as "Take the 'A' Train," "Chelsea Bridge," and "Lush Life.”
The BILLY STRAYHORN PROJECT is presented as part of Gay City Arts 2014-2015 Season: Crossing the Line. Through Gay City Arts, Gay City collaborates with local LGBT artists to galvanize an audience for queer arts, foster the development of LGBT artists, and facilitate artistic excellence that is accessible. Gay City Arts is committed to presenting challenging, dynamic and excellent queer art across the full range of artistic disciplines from theater, dance, music, and performance art to spoken word, film/video, new media and interdisciplinary work.
Date and Times: Saturdays, November 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 7:30pm
Venue: Calamus Auditorium @ Gay City, 517 East Pike, Seattle, WA 98122 Tickets: $18.00 General Admission, $12.00 Students/Seniors