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Legends series at Capri Theatre highlights jazz favorites

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The torch songs are passed to a new generation as the Capri Theater’s “Legends” series begins its fourth season with “Blue: Songs on the Indigo Side” set for 7 pm Saturday, Oct. 9, and 3 pm, Sunday, Oct. 10. Three young Minnesota natives – Katie Gearty, Nancy Harms and Rachel Holder – will perform an evening of jazz standards, plus some pop favorites in jazz-shaded arrangements.

Single tickets are $25 ($20 for groups of 10 or more) and can be ordered online at hecapritheater.org, or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111. In addition, season tickets for the three-concert “Legends” series, under the artistic direction of Dennis Spears, are still available for $60 and include “Nancy Wilson & Peggy Lee: The Sultry Divas of Jazz,” with Ginger Commodore and Connie Evingson 7 pm, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, and 3 pm, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, and Greta Oglesby in a solo concert, “I Sing Because…” 7 pm, Saturday, April 9, 2011, and 3 pm, Sunday, April 10, 2011.

The planning For “Blue: Songs on the Indigo Side” began 18 months ago, when Gearty and Harms approached Twin Cities jazz great Arne Fogel about helping them put together a show for the “Jazz from J to Z” concert series produced by the Twin Cities Jazz Society. “Right from the beginning, they had thought that Rachel Holder would be a great third person for the show,” Fogel said. “After the first meeting, we had the theme down and had chosen a number of songs, and that’s how it came about.”

The show enables the three versatile vocalists to “cover a lot of ground,” Fogel said. The song list includes the title song from Harms’ debut CD from 2009, In the Indigo, which was a hit with both critics and fans and made several “Top 10” lists.

“Nancy also does the lead vocal on Blueberry Hill, that wonderful old rock ‘n roll song, and Katie and Rachel do back-up vocals,” said Fogel. “They do Blue Moon as a rock ‘n roll oldie. Rachel sings the standard Rogers and Hart’s Blue Room. Katie does Blue Prelude from the early 1930s in a very bluesy, wonderful way. Nancy performs a song called Blue Monk that she wrote the lyrics for. There’s a lot of variety.”

“When I saw the show, I knew it was perfect for the ‘Legends’ Series,” says Capri Theater Director Karl Reichert. “The music is the right jazz/pop blend, and the quality is what our audiences expect from the ‘Legends’ series.”

“I’m honored that Karl asked us to do the show as part of the ‘Legends’ series,” Fogel said. “The Capri just looks so cool. There’s a retro feel to it that I love. You walk in and you’re charmed.”

The Capri Theater is owned and operated by Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC), a non-profit human services organization that serves north Minneapolis children and families through education, community programs and community development.  For more information, visit www.pcyc-mpls.org

Capri Theater 2010-2011 “Legends” Series

BLUE: Songs on the Indigo Side
(featuring Katie Gearty, Nancy Harms and Rachel Holder)
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010
3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

Nancy Wilson & Peggy Lee: The Sultry Divas of Jazz
(featuring Ginger Commodore and Connie Evingson)
7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011

I Sing Because…
(Greta Oglesby in a solo concert!)
7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011
3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2011

Season tickets (all three shows for either Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon) are $60.

Single tickets are $25 ($20 for groups of 10 or more) and can be ordered online at thecapritheater.org, or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111.

 

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