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Spring Concert with Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway headshot
6/03/2022 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Carl B. Taylor Community Auditorium

Presented by A Place for Jazz and the SUNY Schenectady School of Music. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host, and producer. She is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny.

The performance will be preceded by an exclusive pre-concert Interview conducted by Dr. Christopher Brellochs, Dean of the School of Music, from 6:30-7 p.m., also in the Taylor Auditorium, which is free for all ticket holders and SUNY Schenectady students. Tickets for this exciting performance are $20 (cash or check) at the door or $21.99 online by visiting

Callaway will be accompanied by Pianist Matt Baker, who leads a powerful trio in New York City. He performs regularly as a sideman at jazz venues including Birdland and The Blue Note and tours both within the USA and internationally. Baker has released six albums, including his latest, Live at Birdland.

Callaway’s songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand’s CDs. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland, Amanda McBroom, and Shelby Lynn. Voted by as "Performer of the Year" and two years in a row as "Best Jazz Vocalist," Ann's new CD, Jazz Goes to the Movies, featuring the Ted Rosenthal Trio with special guest Jimmy Greene, debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and has been in high rotation across the country, notably on Siriusly Sinatra. Her other recent recordings have also met critical acclaim - The Sarah Vaughan Project: Live at Dizzy’s, The Hope of Christmas, At Last, Blues in the Night, and Slow and Signature. She has recorded two popular holiday CDs - Holiday Pops! With Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and her solo CD, This Christmas. Ann’s other recordings include Easy Living, To Ella with Love, After Ours, Bring Back Romance, Ann Hampton Callaway, and the award-winning live recording Sibling Revelry. She has also been a guest performer on more than 40 CDs including Kenny Barron's The Traveler.

COVID Protocols for the Concert
All guests ages 3+ must wear a face mask throughout the duration of their time in SUNY Schenectady facilities. As per state guidelines, children 2 and under do not need to wear a mask. Patrons will be asked to maintain social distancing. Please note that no food or drink consumption will be allowed in the auditorium.

Those ages 5 and above attending this event require a ticket and must provide proof of full vaccination.
Accepted vaccination proof includes:
Original/copy/photo of front of vaccination card (with valid final dose date)
Also required: ID with matching name for adults age 18 and older
Excelsior pass

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