Swinging & Singing “The Legacy of the Great American Song Book” with Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz

Legacy of Jazz Series

Cary Legacy of Jazz Series
Sunday, October 02, 2022

Featuring the Grammy-nominated stylings of jazz vocalist Kate McGarry, guitarist Keith Ganz, and The Christian Tamburr Trio (Tamburr – piano/vibes, Matthew Rybicki bass, Kobie Watkins drums).

From the halls of Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Birdland and the Newport Jazz Festival, come experience internationally renowned jazz performers in the beautiful Cary Theater for an intimate concert paying tribute to the iconic songs of the Great American Songbook. From Sinatra to Strayhorn, Holiday to Fitzgerald, to Ellington and Beyond.

With seven critically acclaimed albums and three Grammy™ nominations, vocalist Kate McGarry is recognized as a jazz artist who brings authenticity and vitality to every song regardless of genre. She has been featured on iconic NPR shows such as Jazz Set w/DeeDee Bridgwater, Piano Jazz w/Marion McPartland, All Things Considered, as well as a host of nationally syndicated radio shows.

Guitarist/arranger/producer Keith Ganz is a 2019 Grammy™ nominee known for his uniquely melodic voice on both electric and acoustic guitars. Lauded as a “sublime master of subtlety” by JazzTimes, Keith has performed extensively with major jazz artists including Harry Connick, Jr., Tierney Sutton, Luciana Souza, Kurt Elling, Gretchen Parlato, Gary Versace, and Jo Lawry.

Kate and Keith have been musical and life partners for 17 years, producing six critically acclaimed albums together and earning two Grammy™ nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Christian Tamburr is a world-renowned composer, arranger, pianist and concert producer with performances in over 75 countries around the world. Christian has performed alongside many legendary jazz artists such as Dave Brubeck, Milt Hinton, James Moody, Dave Koz, Arturo Sandoval, Kenny Barron and Clark Terry and many more. As a musical director, Christian has worked for Julio Iglesias, Penn & Teller, Cirque du Soleil, actress Julia Roberts, and NBA legend Micheal Jordan.

This performance series is produced by Musical Director Christian Tamburr, and presented by Ruggero Piano, the official piano sponsor of The Legacy of Jazz Series at The Cary.



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