Lady Sings the Blues celebrated the legends, pioneers, divas, and torch-singers that defined the blues and jazz movements throughout the 20th century. This one night event featured a rich collection of standards by the likes of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Dinah Washington, Anita O’Day, Lena Horne and more.
An all-female cast paid tribute to the iconic women who crossed time, cultural divides, and social backgrounds to shape the feel and sound of the blues as an art form. Twenty-five local singers were accompanied by a jazz trio of Piano (Robert Michael Moreno), Bass (Mike Wilhelm), and Drums (John Picetti).
Lady Sings the Blues was performed on Sunday, November 15th, 2015, at the Marines’ Memorial Theater, in San Francisco.
Director: John Bisceglie
Musical Director / Piano: Robert Michael Moreno
Drums: John Picceti
Bass: Mike Wilhelm
Production Manager: Aaron Graff