Jim J's Jukebox
American Songbook educator Jim Jimirro returns by popular demand to share insights, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and music from his vast collection. Jim's infectious presentations are packed with music, information, stories and humor as he passionately shows us how to listen to the structure of the music and the poetry of the lyrics. In this session, Jim brings us into the later work of Richard Rodgers. When Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers' second long-term partner, died in August 1960, Rodgers, for the rest of his life, bounced around different projects and different lyricists, but only after (successfully) trying his hand at writing both words and music for one show. While this period (1960–1979) never produced the prodigious output of his two long-term relationships. Rodgers still came up with a number of worthy shows—and splendid songs. Some became standards …
Venue: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave
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