9/25 Peggy Lee Tribute @ the Guthrie

Peggy Lee cast a spell when she sang. She epitomized cool, but her trademark, “Fever” — covered by Madonna and Beyoncé — is the essence of sizzling sexual heat. Hear that classic tune and other songs she made famous, along with stories about Lee and the bizarre dream world she inhabited, at this tribute. Hosted and narrated by James Gavin (“a killer biographer,” Hollywood Reporter) and based on his acclaimed book Is That All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee, the show features the brilliant and quirky Verve recording star Nellie McKay; Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite and former David Bowie band member Catherine Russell; and hit-making blues-jazz belter Davina Lozier (Davina and the Vagabonds). Twin Cities idols The New Standards, drummer Davu Seru, guitarist Dean Magraw and horn player Aaron Hedenstrom serve as house band for this glimpse into the life and music of an inimitable songstress. Monday, September 25, 2017 • 7:30pm

Tickets start at $35 - available now at guthrietheatre.org


6/29/18 Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis

For this one, we're putting our spin on gems by jazz greats like Bacharach and Mancini, riffing on European film scores that embody the moody cool of the 60s and 70s, and using film clips and projections to channel the vibe(raphone).
The New Standards & Friends
Friday, June 28, 2018
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
P.S. The Minnesota Orchestra is not performing on this program.