Ladies Swing the Blues at MetroStage

“To my great pleasure, all the songs were hits. Most notable for me was “Billie’s Blues (Lady),” a sultry composition; the famous show stopping lyrics of “Round Midnight (Ella);” the renditions of “Lullaby of Birdland (Lee),” “Sometimes I’m Happy (Sassy),” which expressed my personality, and “Parker’s Mood (Bird),” all of which drew strong applause and standing ovations.”

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Warm up at MetroStage

“MetroStage has the perfect antidote to freezing temperatures and icy roads: a sizzling hot show, “Ladies Swing the Blues,” with book and lyrics by Thomas W. Jones II and original music by William Knowles.”

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Ladies Swing The Blues – A Jazz Fable

“In the world premiere musical “Ladies Swing the Blues – A Jazz Fable” at MetroStage, Author, Director and Lyricist Thomas W. Jones ll in partnership with Composer, Arranger, Pianist and Musical Director William Knowles, who co-wrote five of the show’s original numbers have, through their divine collaboration, crystallized the essence of that era by portraying both the on-stage and behind-the-scenes lives of Birdland’s leading musicians from those heady days.”

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Ladies Swing The Blues at MetroStage

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Ladies Swing the Blues, a world premiere with book and lyrics by Thomas W. Jones II and original music and arrangements by William Knowles will be in performance Jan. 24-Mar. 17 at MetroStage. The production explores the jazz folklore, mythologies and backstage stories of the 40’s and 50’s with four legendary jazz divas as they gather to commemorate the passing of jazz legend Charlie Parker.

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