VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 FROM 21:00 CET
On February 14, Stingray DJAZZ pays special attention to vocal jazz on what’s perhaps the most romantic day of the year: Valentine’s Day. Share your fondness of jazz with your loved ones, and enjoy these carefully selected performances by the genre’s most enduring singers that will leave you starry-eyed. This extraordinary evening commences with performances by the ‘Divine One’ in her prime: seen here in 1958 and 1964, Sarah Vaughan wraps her sultry voice around jazz standards such as ‘Lover Man’, ‘Misty’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’. Following her appearance, the great Louis Armstrong is seen performing in a 1964 broadcast from Australian TV, when “Satchmo” was at the peak of his 1960s career resurgence. This musical genius was as revolutionary a singer as he was a trumpeter. At the close of the evening, Dionne Warwick sends you to sleep. More than in her strong, warm voice, Warwick’s magic is in the silky elegance and the secure delivery with which she tells a story. This 1964 recording from the 27 Club in Knokke, Belgium showcases the then 23-year-old star vocalist at the beginning of her career. Make this Valentine’s Day’s evening a special one with Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, and Dionne Warwick on February 14 from 21:00 CET – all on Stingray DJAZZ!
Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & 64
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 21:00
Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & 64 features the ‘Divine One’ in her prime, wrapping her sultry voice around jazz standards such as ‘Lover Man’, ‘Misty’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’ and soaring on popular showtunes such as ‘Over The Rainbow’ and ‘Maria’. One of the greatest voices of the 20th Century, her renditions of songs by Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, Johnny Burke, the Gershwins and Stephen Sondheim are pure diva magic. These three performances demonstrate why Sarah Vaughan is invariably mentioned in the same breath as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.
Louis Armstrong: Live in Australia
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 22:10
Following a highly successful small-group jazz concert at New York Town Hall on May 17, 1947, Armstrong's manager Joe Glaser dissolved the Armstrong big band on August 13, 1947 and established a six-piece small group. This group was called the All Stars, and in 1964 Louis Armstrong recorded his biggest-selling record, Hello, Dolly! He made assorted television appearances, especially in the 1950s and 1960s – the recorded film was a TV Show in Australia when Armstrong was at the peak of his career. Armstrong kept up his busy tour schedule until a few years before his death in 1971. He also toured Africa, Europe, and Asia under sponsorship of the US State Department with great success, earning the nickname ‘Ambassador Satch’.
Dionne Warwick live at the 27 Club
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 23:10
Dionne Warwick’s vocal artistry ranges from voluminous deep register to soft, fragile high notes. She masters the entire range with almost unnerving ease. But more than her strong, warm voice, Dionne’s magic is in the silky elegance and the secure delivery with which she tells a story. That’s how her, along with composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David become pioneers of the brand of pop music called “Middle of the Road”, meaning pop that is grippingly simple, but never trite. Sixty of her hits made it into the American charts and sold over 100 million albums worldwide. This amazing 1964 recording from the 27 Club in Knokke, Belgium showcases the 23-year-old star vocalist at the start of her career.