GOING RETRO! A Fun Salute to Music of the Early 1900's
The Los Angeles Theatre Organ Society presents an exciting and unique variety show featuring Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys, ragtime pianist, John Reed-Torres, theatre pipe organist, Tony Wilson, and guitarist, Angie Hougen. These popular artists and musicians will perform a wonderful and mostly upbeat variety of music from the early to mid 1900s.
Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys will perform barrelhouse jazz, foxtrots, ragtime pieces, standards, vaudeville from the roaring twenties and more. They actually live the songs they perform in their original style, transporting their audiences along the way. Janet's Parlor Boys are an all-star line-up of great musicians playing banjos, trombones, trumpets, violins, piano, and more. Janet Klein will take you back to a gentler time with her quirky and clever style of entertainment. Her enchanting voice and interpretative take on songs from the 1910's, 20's and 30's will draw you in. Her reverence for a bygone era and her uncanny ability to make it come alive will be a rare treat for the sentimentalist in all of us.
Tony Wilson has performed concerts throughout the United States and in Europe, including local concerts in Los Angeles for the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, the Orpheum Theatre and the Old Town Music Hall. He has a number of recordings to his name, and is preparing to record a new album. Tony will perform a wide variety of music on LATOS' own Barton theatre pipe organ installed at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre including standards, pops, and even a classical piece. He is collaborating with guitarist, Angie Hougen about performing one or two duets with guitar and theatre pipe organ.
John Reed-Torres is one of the best of a recent group of "under age 30" pianists that have been making names for themselves at concerts locally and abroad. John is a prolific composer of ragtime, following in the footsteps of classic ragtime greats such as Scott Joplin, Arthur Marshall and James Scott, but with his own unique and creative style.
The Wilshire Ebell Theater (View)
4401 West 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|