American Songbook at Lincoln Center January 13 to March 6, 2010: Los Lobos, Chita Rivera, Dirty Projectors, Rufus Wainwright; Tributes to Billie Holliday, Doris Day, Gershwin et al…
Lincoln Center just released its schedule for its 2010 American Songbook series, which runs from January 13th to March 6th and features 19 concerts by singers in a remarkable variety of styles and tributes, from Rufus Wainwright joining a whole mess of other singers in tribute to Jewish songwriters (George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen) to Nellie McKay’s tribute to Doris Day to indie rock group Dirty Projectors (which formerly featured Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig).
Some other highlights:
January 13 at 8:30
Faithfull draws on her 1960s adventures, incorporating everything from rock â€˜n’ roll to Broadway to her new album, Easy Come, Easy Go.
David Hidalgo & Louie Perez of Los Lobos:
An Evening of Storytelling and Songs
January 15 at 8:30
The principal songwriters of Los Lobos present an acoustic set with influences ranging from blues to jazz, Latin music, and American folk, followed by an audience discussion.
January 29 at 8:30
Indie rocker Annie Clark, the creative life-force behind St. Vincent, continually pushes the guitarist-singer-songwriter envelope.
Dee Dee Bridgewater:
To Billie with Loveâ€”A Celebration of Lady Day
February 17 at 8:30
A veritable queen of jazz and one of the smoothest voices ever to take on Broadway, Bridgewater offers a tribute to Billie Holiday.
March 6 at 8:30 & 10:30
Rivera offers an evening of songs from her illustrious career, during which she gave definitive performances in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, and countless others.
Here’s the full schedule