Fever! Celebrating Peggy Lee:

Lavay Smith &
Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Saturday, November 5, 2022
7:30 PM

Peggy Lee

“A singular ensemble that puts a soulful stamp on a huge swath of American music” (Boston Globe), Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, bring a rollicking celebration of singing great Peggy Lee, performing her timeless songs with the joyous, dance-ready approach that blends swinging jump-blues and classic jazz.

Formed in 1986 and fronted by the sultry Smith, an alluring singer whose bluesy, brassy style draws on Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Little Esther Phillips, the band is known worldwide for tasty arrangements of tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s, as well as their finely crafted original compositions.

Lavay SmithUnder the leadership of arranger and pianist Chris Siebert, the eight-piece ensemble features a rogue’s gallery of robustly swinging soloists from around the Bay Area who cut their teeth with everyone from Big Joe Turner to Ray Charles. They’ve released a trio of fine albums on Smith’s own Fat Note label, covering the gamut of legendary composers including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Irving Berlin, and Harold Arlen. For this performance, Smith and her band honor the legendary Lee and her hits, which include “Fever,” “Why Don’t You Do Right,” and “It’s a Good Day”

If you want to hear some Lavay’s performances, she has a YouTube channel.

Doors open 7:00 PM, shows start promptly, please arrive on time.
Limited number of in-person seating available.
Please note, due to the current COVID-19 environment:
We require all attendees to wear masks while in the hall.
Refreshments will be served before the show and at intermission only and must be consumed outside the hall doors where patrons can remove their masks while eating.
Chairs in our hall are presently set up at Covid distancing, but can be moved closer together for your group, if desired.

*Member Price is for current members only. Membership status will be confirmed and if necessary, the ticket price will be adjusted upon arrival at check-in, before seating.

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