NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Professor Eric Jennings will present the first in a two-part series on Nancy LaMott on Sunday, April 13, at the New Rochelle Public Library.
“Nancy LaMott and the Composers Who Loved Her” will run at 1:30 p.m. Sundays, April 13 and 27, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the library. The public is encouraged to arrive early, as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The program comes from the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.
"Considered by many as the greatest singer of American Popular Standards of her generation, Nancy Lamott had made quite a name for herself in the cabaret world by the time she reached her 40s," according to a news release. "When she died at the age of 43 in 1995, she left behind a legacy of extraordinary music -- five magnificent CDs filled with classic songs, beautifully arranged and played by her music director, Christopher Marlowe, and numerous recordings of her signature songs."
Jennings will explore LaMott and composers who arranged music for her in narration with live and recorded musical accompaniment. Jennings received an undergraduate degree in music history with piano and voice minors from the University of Maryland, and a master of music degree from Manhattan School of Music in vocal performance.
A donation of $2 is suggested at the door.