(Sarasota, FL) Sarasota favorite Cynthia Sayer makes her annual visit to the area with a performance at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb 18th at 8PM. This year’s program is “The Hot Banjo Show” celebrating America’s jazz banjo stars, including material from the Great American Songbook, old favorites, novelty tunes, vaudeville, virtuoso classics, and more! She’ll be joined by John Orsini (reeds), Don Mopsick (string bass) and Tony Vigilant (drums).
Buddy Greco was a talented musician and singer who started his career with the Benny Goodman Band and branched out to a highly successful solo career with many hit songs. He passed away at age 90 yesterday.
The legendary actress, singer and entertainer Debbie Reynolds passed away on December 29th one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher passed away. I had the pleasure of talking with Debbie on WSRQ radio in 2008. Here is the “Big Band Files” show featuring some songs of Debbie Reynolds and our conversation.