Cole Porter composed over 300 songs. Notably, music such as “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and “In the Still of the Night” earned his place in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Step back in time to learn a little more about Cole Porter’s life, lyrics and legacy and be dazzled by Kristina Koller’s contemporary versions of Porter’s classic Jazz and Broadway sounds. This four-piece ensemble comes to us, all the way from New York through the support of a Jazz Road, a national initiative of South Arts, which is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The evening is complete with a prime rib dinner and dessert. A cash bar is available. Advanced tickets required.
Jazz artist Kristina Koller will be presenting her unique musical arrangements of one of her all time favorite Great American Songbook composers, Cole Porter. Ranging from his well known compositions such as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Just One of Those Things” to a repertoire of never recorded tunes. Porter was known for his bold choices. What better way to honor his boldness with arrangements that bring out the music in a new, contemporary way.
More About Kristina Koller
Always innovative and pushing the limit, Kristina Koller is making her mark in the music world. As an evolving jazz-centric artist, Kristina has developed into a highly individual songwriter, arranger & vocalist. She arranges tunes in unique ways, pushing the boundaries of vocal jazz. Kristina revamps classic material while retaining their essence, putting her own winning personality and fresh ideas into the music & lyrics that she interprets. Koller developed her musical voice in the NYC jazz scene, performing at venerable haunts such as Smalls, Smoke, Minton's, Mezzrow, Birdland, Nublu 151 as well as The Apollo Theater and the 2020 NYC Winter JazzFest.