Check out some of these recent performances and reviews:
Ann performs "How High the Moon" on WGN.
Ann celebrates and talks about Sarah Vaughan with Ramsey Lewis on WTTW's Chicago Tonight hosted by Phil Ponce.
Ann Performs "Misty" with Ramsey Lewis and Josh Ramos on WTTW's Chicago Tonight.
"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
Ann receives rave review from Chicago Tribune's Howard Reich for her performance at Symphony Center.
Coming soon - This Is Cabaret: with Ann Hampton Callaway & Guests
Series produced by The WFMT Radio Network
In a new four-part series called This Is Cabaret, join host Ann Hampton Callaway to celebrate intimate performances and emotionally engaging songs from jazz, the blues, Broadway, the whole Great American Songbook... Click here for more information.
Dear Friends and family,
I want to invite you to my new show "But Beautiful" which opens Tuesday. It is a collection of romantic jazz standards inspire by the great Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke classic. You'll hear gorgeous songs by Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, and more accompanied by my all star jazz trio- Ted Rosenthal on piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums. Spring is finally here and this show is my "promised kiss of springtime!" Hope to see you!
Raves are pouring in! Click here to read.
May 2-7, shows at 8:30 and 11 PM
Birdland Jazz Club
315 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Feminine Persuasion - Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Women Songwriters - Crazy Coqs
Ann Hampton Callaway brings her show Feminine Persuasion to Crazy Coqs, London
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BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Singer / Songwriter / Actress / Dancer!
I'm happy to confess that this piece was a total, happy accident.
I called Ann Hampton Callaway at home on the day before she was leaving for South Africa for the "Joy of Jazz Festival" in Johannesburg. The reason I was calling was simple; I wanted to tell her how much I love her new album, "ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY: From SASSY to DIVINE the Sarah Vaughan PROJECT Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center's dizzy's club coca-cola." Yeah, I know, that's a lot of title but it's also, a lot of great music.
Ann Hampton Callaway is one of those people who has been a part of our business for a while and after hearing this extraordinary live recording, I came to realize those of us who know her and are around her regularly... take her for granted.
It's the people she goes and sings and plays for all over the world, that get to really be in awe of her gifts as she does over 250 concerts and appearances during any calendar year. Sometimes, some of them are with her sister, Liz Callaway, a Broadway veteran and another extraordinary vocalist. Click here to read the full article.
Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway perform a holiday duet on The Meredith Vieira Show!