Flying High at the Lobero

By Steven Libowitz   |   July 2, 2024
Enjoy the moving, jazzy tunes of the great Big Band Canaries at the Lobero on Saturday, June 29

Jazz at the Ballroom’s latest show, “Flying High: Big Band Canaries Who Soared,” is committed to keeping the Great American Songbook and swinging, classic jazz thriving. The producing organization is a California-based nonprofit that is as much about education as entertainment, and “Flying High,” which celebrates female jazz vocalists Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald and others, who started with the big bands of the day and went on to solo careers, has a truly talented lineup. The two singers joining musical director/bandleader/pianist Champian Fulton and her swinging band are Carmen Bradford, who actually sang with the Count Basie Orchestra in the 1980s, and the great Jane Monheit, whose debut album at the tender age of 22 back in 2000 was a wonderland. After the Lobero show, the Grammy-nominated, chart-topping veteran of a dozen solo albums will be back at the clubs, singing with her quartet at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood
next month. 

Catch Monheit, Bradford et al in the swinging “Flying High” show at the Lobero on Saturday, June 29. 


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