NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- “Nancy LaMott and the Composers who Loved Her” is the title of the two-part program to be presented by Professor Eric Jennings on Sunday, April 13 and 27, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library.
Considered by many as the greatest singer of American Popular Standards of her generation, Nancy Lamott had made quite a name for herself in the cabaret world by the time she reached her 40s. When she died at the age of 43 in 1995, she left behind a legacy of extraordinary music - five magnificent CDs filled with classic songs, beautifully arranged and played by her music director, Christopher Marlowe, and numerous recordings of her signature songs. Her music and those who composed and arranged it will be explored by Professor Eric Jennings in narration with live and recorded musical accompaniment.
Eric Jennings received an undergraduate degree in Music History with piano and voice minors from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music in Vocal Performance. He sang professionally in the opera before retiring in 1998 to pursue a career as a minister. He is also a guest lecturer at local colleges and adult education programs on classical music.
The public is encouraged to arrive early, as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis to the 138-seat capacity of the Ossie Davis Theater. The program is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. A donation of $2.00 is suggested at the door.