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"Rhapsody on Broadway"

A 'Gershwin & Friends' review of the most beloved music from The City that Never Sleeps! With an all-star cast of jazz and Broadway musicians that know the streets of Manhattan well, this concert is 'A number one.' Your audience will be transported back to Tin Pan Alley, where the Gershwin brothers crafted timeless melodies that fill the Great American Songbook. They started the first ripple that became a wave of symphonic jazz with Leonard Bernstein, Dave Brubeck, and Duke Ellington. It's up to you, whether you prefer Radio City Music Hall or Madison Square Garden, these lights will inspire you, and you'll find yourself enthralled in a New York minute!

"Jazz is the result of the energy stored up in America" - George Gershwin

Set List

[120-minute show, includes 20-minute intermission]

An American in Paris - George Gershwin [Orchestral Feature]
Someone to Watch Over Me - George Gershwin [Vocal Feature]
Corcovado (Quiet Nights & Quiet Stars) -
Antonio Carlos Jobim [Vocal Feature]
Big Stuff - Leonard Bernstein (composed for Billy Holiday) [Vocal Feature]
Liberian Dance #1 - Duke Ellington [Trumpet/Orchestral Feature]
Blue Rondo a la Turk - Dave Brubeck [
Trumpet/Orchestral Feature]
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein [Orchestral Feature]
  The Man I Love - George Gershwin  
[Trumpet Feature]
  Me and You - Tatiana "LadyMay" Mayfield [Vocal Feature]
I Want More - Tatiana "LadyMay" Mayfield [Vocal Feature]
Embraceable You - George Gershwin [Vocal Feature]
Take 5 - Dave Brubeck [Trumpet/Orchestral Feature]
Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin [Piano/Orchestral Feature]

About the Artists

Tatiana Mayfield

Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, composer, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas. “LadyMay” (as she has been named) has been singing and playing jazz music since the tender age of thirteen. Since then, she has performed in various venues and festivals throughout the U.S., which in turn have earned her rave reviews from listeners and musicians in addition to numerous awards.

In 2017, “LadyMay” was awarded 2nd place in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocals Competition held at NJPAC in New Jersey. Also in 2017, she received the “Jazz Innovators Award” from Dallas, TX as part of Jazz Appreciation Month for her contributions in jazz education to young people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Mayfield was also chosen as one of the twelve semi-finalists to compete in the prestigious 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition that was held in Washington, D.C before a legendary panel of judges. In addition to several other awards, Mayfield is also a 2006 Young Arts winner for Jazz Voice. Mayfield has opened for several well-known artists such as Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Randy Brecker, Dave Valentin, Bobbi Humphrey, and The Main Ingredient. LadyMay has also performed multiple times with the legendary Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and she has appeared with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Mayfield also performed with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina in 2018.

“LadyMay” has recorded three albums, From All Directions (2009), A Portrait Of LadyMay (2012), and The Next Chapter (2018). The first album, "From All Directions," was recorded while she was still attending the University of North Texas, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies. Jazz journalist Scott Yanow described her voice on her debut album From All Directions (2009) as “attractive” with “excellent elocution” and a “joyful spirit”. On her sophomore album, "A Portrait Of LadyMay" (2012), Harvey Siders, former writer of JazzTimes and Downbeat magazines, describes her intonation as “flawless” and her scatting “as natural as breathing.” In addition to her vocal skills, she plays piano, trombone, composes, and teaches voice and music theory. In May of 2017, she was awarded 3rd place in the “Performance” category of the International Songwriting Competition for her original song “Forgive Me Someday” from her latest album, "The Next Chapter."

LadyMay’s appeal has also reached listeners abroad in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, France, Nigeria, and Brazil. Her music has been featured on several international radio stations such as “Solar Radio”, “Jazz FM”, “Tropical FM”, and “Premier Gospel Radio” in the UK, “RJM Radio” in France, and “Smooth 98.1” in Nigeria. In November 2012, her song “Real” from A Portrait Of LadyMay reached #1 on the “UK Soul Chart”. In July of 2013, she completed her first tour (LadyMay In The UK) to London where she was widely received on radio appearances, as well as at some of their top performance venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express in Soho, and the Flyover Portobello. UK-based record store “Soul Brother Records” labeled “A Portrait Of LadyMay” as one of their “Best New Jazz Releases of 2013.”  As an educator, Mayfield began as an adjunct instructor of jazz voice for the University Of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and has recently become assistant professor of contemporary popular voice at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music. Mayfield has completed a master’s degree in jazz composition from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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