One of the over 500 submissions Ann received for the At The Same Time contest. Photo submitted by Jan Burgess
Ann Hampton Callaway's At The Same Time Video and Photo Contest wrapped early this August. Overwhelmed by the response from the contest, Ann recently commented, "Making a music video of 'At the Same Time' has been a bucket list dream for me. The spirit of the song - a celebration of human connectedness - revealed itself in all the people who came together in the contest. How amazing to have responses from 25 countries and over 500 entries! The support of my friends and fans has touched my heart deeply, and I have no doubt the final product will be a true global blessing!"
Ann chose a panel of esteemed celebrity friends to join her in judging the contest: Fran Drescher, Lucie Arnaz, Melissa Manchester and Seth Rudetsky. She's proud to announce the winners of the contest in the following three categories:
1st. Jan Burgess - People Chain
2nd. Laura Johnson - Twins
3rd. Elizabeth Pettit - Newborns
Thirty second short video:
Wendi Stauch Mahoney - Faces of Cambodia
The impact of the song and contest has gained worldwide attention. This includes a major media partner who is in the process of working with Ann to expand her vision and echo this message of unity around the globe. The announcement surrounding this coming partnership will be made soon along with the release of a music video drawing on the submissions from around the world"
Ann is singing her original song "Pourquoi" in the upcoming feature film "Blind" starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore which opens in theaters on July 14th. See the trailer here.
Broadway World Cabaret Award!
Congratulations to Ann on her 2016 Broadway World New York Cabaret Award as "Best Jazz Vocalist (Male or Female)"!
Women's March Song
Ann Hampton Callaway was inspired to write a song for the historic January 21, 2017 Women's Marches taking place in DC, NY and all over the globe called The Women's March Song (We Stand, We Rise, We March Together). Countless people are learning it to sing and call out during the parade. Here is Ann's impassioned anthem which features streaming lyrics to help you learn the song and also to sing with in the parade. Lift your voices loud and clear for democracy!
Here are links to download The Women's March music and lyrics:
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Ann sings "What the World Needs Now is Love" with 40 Broadway stars at The DNC. Entertainment Weekly calls it the top event of both the Republican and Democratic Conventions! http://www.snappytv.com/tc/2461200
Ann Hampton Callaway Among the 50 Plus Broadway Stars to Record "What the World Needs Now is Love" to Benefit Orlando, Currently Number 1 On i-Tunes
Broadway Records President Van Dean, SiriusXM Radio Host Seth Rudetsky and Producer James Wesley today announced the charitable initiative Broadway for Orlandoand an all-star roster of theater artists to record the new benefit single "What the World Needs Now is Love," produced in conjunction with Playbill at Avatar Studios. Created to honor the victims and those wounded in the Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse nightclub and aid the surrounding community, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.
Photo credit: Virginia Sherwood/NBC
Featuring: Sara Bareilles, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Andréa Burns, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Len Cariou, Paul Castree, Michael Cerveris, Joshua Colley, Lilla Crawford, Carmen Cusack, Darius de Haas, Fran Drescher, Gloria Estefan, Kimiko Glenn, Whoopi Goldberg, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Nina Hennessey, James Monroe Iglehart, Julie James, Carole King, Judy Kuhn, Nathan Lane, Anika Larsen, Zachary Levi, Jose Llana, Rebecca Luker, Andrea Martin, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Janet Metz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Donna Murphy, Rosie O'Donnell, Kelli O'Hara, Rory O'Malley, Orfeh, Sarah Jessica Parker, Christine Pedi, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, Keala Settle, Kate Shindle, Jennifer Simard, Will Swenson, Rachel Tucker, Tommy Tune, Jonah Verdon, Lillias White, Edith Windsor, Marissa Jaret Winokur, B.D. Wongand Tony Yazbeck.
"Callaway opened the program, the nature of her instrument - with its bell-like high notes and throaty low ones - coming closest to the character of Vaughan's sound. That much was apparent on Callaway's superb 2014 album, "From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project," but all the more on this occasion. Callaway lavished sumptuous colors on "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," spun silken strands of melody in "Misty" and referenced Vaughan's ability to invent melodic lines during high-flying scat passages in "Lullaby of Birdland."
"The dramatic high point of the evening, however, belonged to Callaway, who found new meanings in Stephen Sondheim's most famous and least interesting song, "Send in the Clowns." To Callaway - who told the audience she'd heard Vaughan deliver the work during the singer's final concert - this wasn't just a statement on the follies of love. It was a lament, an outpouring, a guttural cry on the beauty and tragedy of life, some passages sung a cappella, leaving Callaway utterly exposed emotionally and vocally. And all the more powerful for it. The performance deserved the standing ovation it instantly received, prompting Alexander to wonder if the concert should even continue after that. It did, enriched - as from the beginning - with orchestrations from Vaughan's recordings transcribed by conductor Lindberg." - Howard Reich
Congratulations to Ann for the February 10th release of her single of "At the Same Time". It is available on iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon.com. Barbra Streisand went Platinum with the song on two CDs - Higher Ground and Timeless - reaching 6 million people. "At a time when divisiveness and fear is at an all time high, I wanted to release my version of the song to give our world something beautiful to focus on- our inherent unity."
Artist, Composer, Author: Ann Hampton Callaway
Produced by Ziga Pirnat
Steve Genewick - Mixing Engineer
John Kilgore - Recording Engineer
Rob Mounsey - Arranger
Ziga Pirnat - Producer, Orchestra Programming, Piano
Mb Gordy - Drums
Alek Darson - Bass
Cover Art- Kari Strand
August 30-31 Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, New York, NY - "Ann Hampton Callaway in Concert"
September 7 Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Bethesda, MD - "The Ella Century"
September 16 Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA - Ann Hampton Callaway "The Ella Century"
September 23 Broadway United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN - "BUMC Gala"