On Friday October 14, 7:30 pm at the Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg, this unique production will be presented by THORNBURY JAZZWORKS. Hoagy Carmichael is regarded today as one of the finest, most inventive jazz composers of the twentieth century. The creator of an impressive number of classics including Georgia On My Mind, The Nearness Of You, In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening, Heart And Soul, Stardust and so very many more, his genius deserves celebration.
Accompanied by an eight-piece jazz orchestra led by musical director Steve Thomas, entertainer, actor and singer Dean Hollin recalls the life, tells the stories and performs the songs - all in a unique Musical Biography format. Researching and producing shows which pay homage to Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer, Frank Sinatra and the like, has become something of a love affair for Hollin - Whole Lot o' Hoagy is his largest show so far.
This exciting production brings back the musical magic of the jazz age and is not to be missed. Stay tuned.