Kim Portnoy Ensemble Presents ‘A Tribute to Frank Loesser’ March 18

| February 26, 2013

Webster’s “piano man” Kim Portnoy

Webster University presents Jazz at Webster: Shepard and Davis Endowed Scholarship Concert, featuring the Kim Portnoy Ensemble in “A Tribute to Frank Loesser,” Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium.

The concert will feature vocalists Debby Lennon and St. Louis entertainer Charles Glenn with Paul DeMarinis, saxophone; Steve Schenkel, guitar; Kim Portnoy, piano; Ric Vice, bass; and Clarence Newell, drums. Student performers include: Lola Hennicke, vocals; Dre Concepcion, flute; Gabe Maichel, piano; and Kevin Cheli, drums. These students are recipients of the Susie Shepard or Donald O. Davis Scholarships.

This concert, a benefit for the Susie Shepard and Donald O. Davis Endowed Scholarships, celebrates the music of one of Broadway’s most distinctive voices: Frank Loesser. Many of the songs will be from Loesser’s most celebrated musicals: “Guys and Dolls,” “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “The Most Happy Fella” and others.

Some of the songs to be performed include: “Once in Love with Amy,” “Standing on the Corner,” “The Brotherhood of Man,” “I’ll Know,” and “I’ve Never Been in Love Before. ”

Cost is $10 for the general public, $5 for seniors, and free for students and the University community with valid I.D. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call 314-968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.

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  1. Linda Gurney says:

    Can’t wait to see this!