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Christine DeLeon: MUSIC PROGRAMS

Music from a time when songwriters wore hats. Christine DeLeon (Ukulele), Jeff Rantzer (Trombone) and Frank Sole (Upright Bass) will take you on a "Sentimental Journey" "On the Sunny Side Of The Street" and "After You've Gone" they are certain that "When You're Smiling" the whole world smiles with you. This trio will light up any gathering with classic songs from the 1920s through 1940s.

Favorites primarily from the 1940s made famous by artists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Doris Day and Dean Martin (just to name a few of many). These song gems sparkled bright on stage and screen of the WWII Era. A fine collection of both smooth and peppy tunes make for a feel good time.

Song examples:
"It's Only A Paper Moon"
"Blue Skies"
"I Left My Heart In San Francisco"
"Singin' In The Rain"
"Exactly Like You"
"Bye Bye Blackbird"
"Fly Me To The Moon"

The 1960s was a time of change and expression. The players of this decade shaped a generation of music and music lovers. From the early days of Greenwich Village, NYC to the hill at Woodstock, the songs of folk icons like Ian and Sylvia, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Judy Collins are featured with plenty of opportunities to sing along.

Song Examples:
"Blowin' In The Wind"
"Someday Soon"
"San Francisco/Flowers In Your Hair"
"Get Together"

A program designed around the season at hand. Winter, spring, summer or autumn inspire a selection of songs both familiar and brand new.

Song examples:
"California Dreaming (on such a winter's day ...)"
"Easter Parade"
"In The Good Old Summertime"
"Autumn Leaves"

Songwriting for 30+ years has made for a collection of pleasing melodies and lyrics that tell stories, provoke thought, inspire laughter and sometimes just make you say "yeah, I know what that's like."

Song Examples:
"Born Too Late For The Great Folk Scare" (about the love of 1960s folk music)
"Quarter Past July" (about the changing of seasons)
"Let The Rain Fall" (a nod to the classic song "Singin' In The Rain")
"December Twenty-One" (about the Mayan calendar craze of 2012)
"Tell Us Your History" (about the frustrations of a doctor visit)
"I Think Of You" (a tear jerking love song)
"This Town" (about city life)

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