Bye Bye Blackbird

A Salute to Art Deco Music

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Bye Bye Blackbird, A Salute to Art Deco Music, Starring Karen Knowles revitalizes the most renowned songs from the Art Deco period, featuring classics such as ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’, ‘When You’re Smiling’, ‘These Foolish Things’, ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’ and ‘Begin the Beguine’. Well renowned composers such as Gershwin and Porter and artists among Al Jolson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Sarah Vaughan all made these superbly crafted songs famous. Bye Bye Blackbird celebrates the music of the Art Deco era a period of confidence, vigor, optimism as well as fun and flirtation. Bye Bye Blackbird will also feature material from Karen’s U.S. jazz recording “Moonglow” featuring the Cole Porter favorite ‘Every Time we Say Goodbye’ and the popular ‘There I’ve Said it Again’.

Performing with Karen on this entertaining musical journey will be three of Australia’s most highly accomplished musicians. The show also has the option of including a string trio and harpist. Bye Bye Blackbird will take the audience to a magical time in music history when lyrics and melodies were carefully crafted by songsmiths of extraordinary talent transporting the audience to a fully felt and personal experience of story, time and place.

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Every Time We Say Goodbye

Dream A Little Dream