This enjoyable program will be a virtual holiday concert with the talented vocalist Les Sampou and her pianist, Ed Grenga, otherwise know as”The Dirty Martinis.” Ms. Sampou has seven Rounder Records albums to her credit as she is an accomplished bluesy songwriter and recording artist from the Boston area. The new jazz combo called “The Dirty Martinis” that she created with Ed Grenga is not to miss! If you’ve seen and heard Les before, you know you’re in for a treat no matter what style she sings.
Les Sampou has a four-octave range, and she will bring you unique and sultry interpretations of some of history’s most beloved jazz tunes this evening. And ace Pianist Ed Grenga brilliantly arranges classics made famous by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee, George Gershwin and Harold Arlen. Ed has worked as a songwriter, producer, and arranger for over 30 years. He has also scored over a dozen feature films, documentaries and TV shows.
This concert will be dedicated to The Great American Songbook and will also include some songs to inspire us for this most unusual holiday season, due to COVID. You can just sit back and enjoy a virtual concert of inspiring and soothing tunes this year safely at home – our gift to you from the library. Please join us!
This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to all.
Advance registration is required; a connection link will be Emailed to you on the day of the event. The concert will be streamed to our Facebook page so it’s easy to just click on the link you will receive once signed up. Please note that you do NOT need to have your own Facebook page to view this program.
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