[Dixielandjazz] Banu with Jim Cullum Jazz Band New Year's Eve
mophandl at landing.com
Sun Dec 19 09:32:08 PST 2004
Special One-Night-Only Appearance for New Year's Eve! The Landing Presents:
with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band
Go to: http://www.landing.com/newyears.htm
Today, Banu (bah'new) Gibson stands virtually at the top of her field. A
superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the very few vocalists of
her generation to stick exclusively to songs of the 1920's and 1930's. She
does not just copy singers of the past, but mixes fresh renditions of
standards and obscurities. A powerful force on stage as well as on her
recordings, her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted with her wide
range and versatility, spanning Bessie Smith to Billie Holiday; The Boswell
Sisters to Sophie Tucker; and Lee Wiley to Fanny Brice.
Banu and her sextet have been featured at numerous concerts, jazz festivals
and on recordings, most notably, Banu's own label Swing Out. She has been on
radio and television broadcasts: Entertainment Tonight, and PBS television
series Dixieland Jazz from New Orleans; Joan Lunden's syndicated show
Everyday - twice; featured vocalist on Riverwalk, Live from the Landing;
and sang the title song for the Great Chefs of New Orleans PBS-TV series. In
1986, Banu toured Europe with the late cornetist Wild Bill Davidson. She has
continuously performed abroad with her band in Germany, England, The
Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and with a contingent of her band in Australia.
Other high points include performing in Dick Hyman's Jazz in July in 1991,
and her band's appearances with many symphony orchestras including the St.
Louis Symphony along with Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Tucson, San
Diego, Sacramento, and New Orleans Symphonies and three sold out nights at
the Hollywood Bowl with John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony
Call 210-325-2495 for reservations.
Riverwalk Webmaster and Bass Driver
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