WEL & BackRoom Boston Presents: Women of Tin-Pan-Alley
February 25, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for a jazzy evening celebrating female artists!
Featuring: Akela Franklin | Hannah Shanefield | Larisa Bainton | Jessica Bloch | Julia Pottinger
About this Performance:
Tin-Pan-Alley was a collection of music publishers and songwriters in the Flower District of Manhattan during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This small but mighty collective greatly increased the exchange of musical ideas, granted wider access to popular & secular music to the everyday person, and shepherded the careers of many cultural icons within America’s music and entertainment industry.
Some of the best known names to emerge from Tin Pan Alley include men like George & Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Scott Joplin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Fats Waller, Cole Porter, etc — however, women also accounted for much of the venture’s success. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, their contributions largely tend to go unnoticed and unacknowledged in our mainstream narrative of the time.
In the spirit of lifting up historically silenced and forgotten voices, our Women of Tin Pan Alley cabaret features works for voice and piano that showcase the songwriting talents of Kay Swift, Dorothy Fields, Ann Ronell, Dana Seusse, and Bernice Petkere!
Reception follows the Concert.
Presented by West End Lyric at BackRoom Boston
Produced by Bloch Performing Arts Inc.
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