FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2017
CONTACT: Sheree Marcucci
Office: (203) 346-2008
Cell: (203) 206-8286
Waterbury – Ann Hampton Callaway one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, plays an exclusive one night only date Friday February 10 at the Palace Theater’s intimate Poli Club. Part of New England Arts & Entertainment’s Winter Jazz Series, Hampton Callaway will perform two shows that evening at 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
Having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer Hampton Callaway was recently voted by Broadwayworld.com as "Performer of the Year,". Ann is a natural entertainer. Her unique singing style that blends jazz and traditional pop has made her a mainstay in concert halls and jazz clubs as well as on television and film. She is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing/singing the theme song to the hit TV show, The Nanny.
Ann has been a special guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall; Tanglewood; and is featured at many of the Carnegie Hall tributes. She has sung with more than thirty of the world's top orchestras and big bands, and has performed for President Clinton in Washington, D.C. and at President Gorbachev's Youth Peace Summit in Moscow.
Callaway's live performances showcase her warmth, spontaneous wit and passionate delivery of standards, jazz classics and originals. She is one of America's most gifted improvisers, asking for words and phrases from the audience and creating songs on the spot.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St.
About the Palace Theater
The Palace's primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to To preserve and operate the historic Palace Theater as a performing arts center and community gathering place that provides a focal point of cultural activity and educational outreach for diverse audiences.
The Palace Theater gratefully acknowledges support by Comcast, Crystal Rock, Webster Bank, Bank of America, City of Waterbury, CT DECD Office of Tourism, ION Bank, Republican-American, and WATR Radio.