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Blue Note Jazz Festival, Nolafunk & CEG Presents
Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 7:30 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors)
Limited Tickets Remain at AbronsArtsCenter.org/ Leon Redbone
Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
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The careers of performers who reside in the limelight are usually short-lived and over-overexposed. So it’s refreshing to encounter Leon Redbone, who has for decades remained so musically resonant and personally elusive.
Though his iconic guise of white fedora, jacket and sunglasses has been thoroughly satirized (anybody remember the “Leon Redbone workout” Far Side cartoon?), it’s easy to overlook what a genuinely gifted artist he remains – a role he inevitably tries to downplay.
“In some ways I’ve always been complacent in my approach to music,” Redbone says. “So in some ways maybe I’m the pure definition of consistent.” At the core of his initial calling was the desire to simplyhonor songs from the past – a waltz with bygone days that established him as sole curator of the museum of 20th century music. Over the course of his 30+ year, 15+ album career, the bard has continued his love affair with tunes from the turn-of-the-century (as in the second-to-last century), flapper-era radio ditties, Depression-spawned ragtime and World War II folk-jazz.
This show is ALL AGES.
All tickets are General Admission Seating. First Come First Serve.
Tickets are $40 advance/ $45 day of show and $75 for VIP Tickets
VIP Tickets includes:
-VIP Reserved Seating; 1st 6 Rows Center Orchestra, First Come First Seated
ABOUT THE VENUE:
The Abrons Arts Center Playhouse is decorated with elegant Georgian Revival details. The 350-seat theater looks even older than its 1915 completion date. The theater has hosted the likes of Martha Graham and Dizzy Gillespie, and today offers everything from Chinese poetry to opera.