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{ A Tribute to Cole Porter with John Brighenti and Gail Lumpkin at Friends of Simsbury Library Coffeehouse }

Friday, May 19, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Simsbury Public Library
725 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06070


Enjoy an evening with the great Cole Porter as pianist John Brighenti and vocalist Gail Lumpkin entertain you with selections, commentary and anecdotes from his work. During his life, Cole Porter wrote 881 complete songs for the stage and screen and, judging by audience reaction at past venues where this Cole Porter tribute has appeared, his vast repertoire of songs continues to capture fans of all ages!

John Brighenti studied jazz improvisation with the world-renowned jazz pianist and composer, Lennie Tristano and with the great jazz saxophonist/pianist Jerry Bergonzi. He has performed for orchestras, lounge groups, jazz ensembles and vocalists throughout the U.S. and has toured with numerous well known orchestras. Vocalist Gail Lumpkin performs throughout New England with the band ‘Celebrity” and John Brighenti. She was the featured vocalist with the Paul Landerman Orchestra, performing for three U.S. presidents and a multitude of local political and charitable events and was invited to sing the National Anthem at Yankee Stadium.

Reserve a seat now at 860-658-7663 or www.simsburylibrary.info. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Free and open to all.

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