A trip to Moon River at The Jazz Centre UK…..

One of my greatest musical heroes has always been the the great singer-songwriter-lyricist JOHNNY MERCER whose career spanned the 1930s to the 1970s and whose incredible catalogue of creations included such technicolour diversities as ‘Moon River’ ‘The Days of Wine and Roses’ ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ and earlier wonders like ‘Mr. Meadowlark’ ‘Here Come the British (Bang Bang!’)’ and ‘ Christmas Night in Harlem’ amongst hundreds of others! Mercer’s story is as fascinating – and sometimes as tragic – as his songs and lyrics are irresistible and this afternoon from 2-4pm I’ll be talking about Johnny (and essaying some of his songs too) with my great friend TIM HUSKISSON (piano). So do come along and join me to revisit the life and music of the man Mercer lovers call ‘Our Huckleberry Friend’. 2-4pm in the Jazz Centre Atrium/ Admission £10.00 and £5.00 for students!