Musings After “An Affair to Remember”

Musings After “An Affair to Remember”

“Musically everything just clicked!“ It isn’t often I feel like a home run with a performance. There is always something missed, a lyric, a patter glitch etc. These are things the audience would never see, but as a performer, you know. But Saturday night it was different. The stars ALL lined up and the performance guides shined on me and allowed me to be relaxed and totally in the moment, adding patter and humor, staying present and...

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Great American Composers – Who is Harry Warren?

Great American Composers – Who is Harry Warren?

Salvatore Antonio Guaragna, who would become known as Harry Warren, was born to Italian immigrant parents on Christmas Eve 1893. As the eleventh of twelve children he distinguished himself as a musician at an early age. Self-taught and able to play several instruments, at the age of 15 he took his accordion and piano proficiency, left school, and took his first job with the John Victor Brass Band as their… DRUMMER! Before serving in the US Navy...

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A Casual Afternoon of the Music

A Casual Afternoon of the Music

Memories, and Magic of Harry Warren – With less than one week before “An Affair to Remember” debuts at the 5th Annual Benefit Gala for the Lincoln City Cultural Center, Ken French and I took part of the show for an abbreviated spin around the block. Friends from San Francisco, San Jose, and beyond, dropped by for our casual afternoon of entertainment. It was great fun to get a handful of the show’s numbers in front of a live...

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