What we're about
Monthly meetings to enjoy singing classics from the Great American Song Book with live musical accompaniment.
Thanks to our sponsors Shelley Burns Speech Level Singing (http://shelleyburns.net) & Get on the Map (https://getonthemap.us)
What kind of songs do our members sing? Just a few of the songs from the last month or two: You Can't Take That Away from Me, The Girl from Ipanema, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Night and Day, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, Candy and Misty.
Six Feet of Papa - Five Feet of Mama (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOKrY7TTGss)
Sac Jazz Camp on Soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/sacjazzcamp)
What is the Great American Songbook?
from Wikipedia ...
The Great American Songbook, also known as "American Standards", is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century. Although several collections of music have been published under the title, it does not refer to any actual book or specific list of songs, but to a loosely defined set including the most popular and enduring songs from the 1920s to the 1950s that were created for Broadway theatre, musical theater and Hollywood musical films. They have been recorded and performed by a large number and wide range of singers, instrumental bands, and jazz musicians. The Great American Songbook comprises standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, and also Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers and others.
Although the songs have never gone out of style among traditional and jazz singers and musicians, a renewed popular interest in the Great American Songbook beginning in the 1970s has led a growing number of rock and pop singers to take an interest and issue recordings of them.