The Jazz Marathon fundraiser returns to WTJU’s airwaves Monday September 26th through Sunday October 2nd, and will once again feature a slew of live performances by some of the best of the Charlottesville areas talents. Following a week of live broadcasts from our studios by the likes of Gina Sobel, Greg Howard, Bobby Read and others, the festivities will conclude with a special concert at The Southern by Dutch jazz singer Paulien and her band, from 4 to 6 pm.
Paulien’s program is titled “From Piaf to Porter,” a theater show that is a musical story about the French influence on the Great American Songbook. With classics like “Que Reste t’il De Nos Amours (Trenet), “La Vie en Rose” (Piaf), and Cole Porter’s “Night and Day,” From Piaf to Porter is the perfect blend of language and culture, presented in an intimate setting that puts Paulien’s authenticity in the spotlight. French, English, with a sidestep here and there to her mother tongue, Paulien moves effortlessly from one language to the other, thus showing the beauty of the original chansons from different angles. From Piaf to Porter is a dynamic showcase of songs from the past and present that have captivated audiences all over the world.
Paulien is accompanied by Gérard Brikkenaar van Dijk on piano, Bob Bowen on bass, Bill Edmonds on guitar and David Drubin on drums. A portion of the proceeds from this concert will be donated to WTJU. It will be broadcast live on the air and over the internet, but for local jazz fans, there will be nothing like being there.
Advance tickets and more information available at www.thesoutherncville.com/events/detail/wtju-jazz-presents-an-afternoon-with-paulien. For more information please call Gary at (434) 249-6191.