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In honor of Black History Month The 1st Annual Black Bottom Jazz Showcase: Featuring: Anita O Day Tribute | Take 5 – All Male Jazz Revue | Satin Doll Revue-All Female Jazz Revue
February 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm$45 – $60
One of the best jazz revues of the new year.
This production will transport you, through time. And by all means, please dress for the occasion.
Detroit MI. – In honor of Black History Month, Unlimited Sky Production and The Preservation of Jazz proudly present: The First Annual Black Bottom Jazz Showcase featuring 3 amazing tributes on one stage, for one night only.
The ANITA O’ DAY TRIBUTE, male jazz revue – TAKE 5 , and the popular female jazz revue – THE SATIN DOLL REVUE. The production will take place, February 25, 2023 in the Bert’s Warehouse Theater 2739 Russell Detroit, MI.
Like the fine rides made in the Motor City back in the day this one’s firing on all cylinders. Step back in time as classic Detroit host Sonny Wilson, played by comedian Mike Bonner, takes us on a trip through the passages of jazz using the songs and stories of great women and men in their field.
It all started twenty years ago when Multi – Detroit Music Award Sky Covington put together a tribute show to Billie Holiday and it hasn’t stopped since.
In early 2022 the Satin Doll Revue included vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Etta James, Nina Simone and Carmen Mcrae, since then, we have added Dakota Staton, Lena Horne, and Nancy Wilson. There, after her all male revue, Take 5, took the stage. Spotlighting jazz greats like Louis Armstrong, Mile Davis, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, just to name a few. Her newest production to date, The Golden Days of Jazz, features vocalist Anita O’ Day, Peggy Lee and Abbey Lincoln. Each jazz vocalist and musician truly brings the legends spirit back to the stage.
It’s more than just jazz, it’s theater, it’s a history lesson, it’s a downright great time. Each of the vocalist and musicians are native Detroiters involved in the music scene on a variety of levels and we are so excited to take this show on a bigger stage.
Door opens at 4 p. Opening act “Anita O Day Tribute, One hour Long. First Feature, Take 5: One hour & 15 minutes. Main event “ The Satin Doll Revue: Two hours & Thirty minute w 20 min. intermission. Group rates are available.
A Tribute to Anita O’Day: Olivia Van Goor Quartet
Olivia Van Goor has been influenced by Anita O’Day ever since first hearing her singing “Sweet Georgia Brown”. For years, Anita has inspired her not only in tone, phrasing, repertoire, and overall musicality, but in what being a jazz vocalist means.
TAKE 5: 5 Jazz Greats perform 5 Jazz Legends with a special tribute to our cast member Tony Camelitti ( Tony Bennett )
ft. Nat King Cole performed by Smoke Jones
Miles Davis performed by Allen Dennard
Billy Ekstine performed by Darren A. Jackson
Charlie Parker performed by Charles the Prophet
Al Jarreu performed by Mike Brock
The main event: The Satin Doll Revue will feature
songs from the late jazz greats musical songbook of
Bessie Smith performed by Thornetta Davis-Anderson
Sarah Vaughn performed by Kimmie Horne
Carmen Mcrae performed by Lady Love
Lena Horne performed by Denise Edwards
Ella Fitzgerald performed by Chelly K Lewis
Nancy Wilson performed by Veronique Musique
Dinah Washington performed by Vocalist Nina Simone Neal
Etta James performed by Vocalist Tosha Owens
Nina Simone performed by Vocalist Faye Bradford
Dakota Staton performed by Vocalist Ramona Collins
Billie Holiday performed by Vocalist Sky Covington
Accompanied by The Duke Ellington Trio Gerard Gibbs on keys, Ibrahim Jones on Upright Bass & Terrance Neal on Drums…
Hosted by Comedian Mike Bonner as Sunnie Wilson
Feel free to dress for the occasion.
40 % of Proceeds will go to Hug Detroit Community Services food pantry.
The Black Bottom Jazz Showcase will take place at Bert’s Warehouse Theater. February 25, 2023. Tickets are on sale now for $45 general admission. $60 for premier seats. Reserved seating is available by special request & slightly higher ticket cost. For more information: 248.383.3385
We are looking for vendors, ushers and sponsors asap. For more information: Nicole Freeman 248.383.3385.