FOLLEN ANGELS - "In Love, with Gershwin & Cole Porter"
Just in time for Valentine's Day, The Follen Angels present "In Love, with Gershwin & Cole Porter!"
Lead vocalist Hildy Grossman has been called a "natural" jazz singer, yet she's also an accomplished chanteuse of international Cabaret songs, in German, French, and Russian (She was a principal player in "Cabaret Russe"), as well as Broadway and pop tunes. She also has performed in theatrical productions and in choruses of the Cincinnati Symphony, and the Miami Symphony. As the Artistic/Stage Director of "Devotion Follies" for a decade, Hildy received numerous grants and awards. She also served two terms on the Board of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA). She is currently the Artistic Director for a new Musical Theater show, Ziegfeld!
"The Follen Angels provide fresh arrangements to familiar classics that not only entertain, but enlighten the audience. The group plays exceptionally well together: Hildy Grossman provides a powerful yet smooth as silk lead vocal. Drummer Ken Dantzig plays from whisper soft to Buddy Rich hard solo, always in time, always in the pocket. Together with their bass player Nick Thibault and horns by Rick Stone, they make the perfect quintet. Their repertoire sounds unique and fresh, not dated. Gershwin never sounded so good with a twist of funk. This was the most fun I've had in the cabaret in a long time. The Follen Angels are a must see!" - Andy Skurow, Producer, New York City
Drummer Ken Dantzig has appeared in clubs and resorts with his own musical organizations, as well as appearing as a guest with other popular groups, show bands and national headliners. His involvement in Broadway and Jazz Show revues helped pave the way for performing on a Big Band Jazz Album recorded at RCA Studios. Ken was a radio and television talent, and had his own shows in Hartford, Boston and Providence. His style, as a drummer, has been compared to Gene Krupa. He thrives on the tension and excitement of a well-polished show. When he smiles and plays, the audience knows that he feels the beat, the emotion, and All That Jazz!
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