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My View: Marilyn Maye, Clint Holmes, Patti Austin, Monica Mancini…Palm Beach

My View: Marilyn Maye, Clint Holmes, Patti Austin, Monica Mancini…Palm Beach

The weekend started with Marilyn Maye and The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra Big Band conducted by Tedd Firth in a memorable concert by one of the most beloved singers of our generation.  Arguably one of the finest vocalists ever to sing in a night club, concert hall, TV Studio or on a Broadway stage, Marilyn gave The Kravis Center Audience an evening of her artistry that will stay in their musical memory forever.

Jill & Rich Switzer of Legend’s Radio introduced the “Marvelous Marilyn” and Dick Robinson’s airwaves were never in better musical hands.

Many at the Marilyn Maye concert joined the audience at the next night’s Kravis presentation in Drefyoos Concert Hall titled, an evening “Celebrating Ella: Live From The Apollo”.  Produced by Eight time Grammy and 2018 Emmy Winner Gregg Field and Co- Hosted by Patti Austin and Clint Holmes it was another evening of spectacular music which also featured vocals(in addition to Holmes & Austin), music royalty Monica Mancini and new singing sensations We’ McDonald & Brianna Thomas.

The Ella All Star Band consisted of Shelly Berg, Joe Pass, Chuck Bergerson, Brain Nova and Gregg Field.

The Apollo Theater was on 125th in NYC but Okeechobee Blvd in Palm Beach was the place to be for the great music of Ella Fitzgerald this weekend. 

(Full article & complete photos on Broadwayworld.com)

 

Marilyn Maye, Stephen Sorokoff, Sally Robinson, Dick Robinson

Sunny Sessa & Clint Holmes

Bill Boggs, Clint Holmes, Jane Rothchild

Jeff Liebowitz, Eda Sorokoff, Leslie Laredo, Ron Abel

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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