Winter Jazz Series 2016: Ann Hampton CallawayFebruary 10, 2017
Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. 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.