Monday, November 18, 2019

A Swingadelic tribute to Johnny Mercer at Rutherfurd Hall


WHEN: Sunday afternoon, November 24, 3 PM
: Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517, Allamuchy NJ 07820
TICKETS: all general admission, $30 in advance, $35 day of show.

Swingadelic, featuring piano player and vocalist John Bauers, vocalist Vanessa Perea, tenor sax player Bill Easley and Dave Post & David Longworth on bass & drums, will perform a tribute to Johnny Mercer.

Johnny Mercer was not only an iconic figure as a lyricist and composer for the American Songbook, but he was a celebrity and entertainer throughout the 40's and 50's, with a popular radio show during the war years, had gigs with a lot of the big bands of the era, hit records of his own and was the winner of four Academy Awards for Best Song as well as two Grammys for Song of the Year.

John Bauers narrates the life and times of Johnny Mercer as he and Vanessa sing the songs and tell the stories of Mercer’s life and career, including a long affair with Judy Garland.