Thu 10/3 @ 7PM
Not everyone from Russia is trying to sabotage U.S. elections and national security. For instance, there’s New York-based vocalist/composer Svetlana, who just wants to share her love affair with American jazz.
With her band Svetlana & Her New York Swing Collective, she’s just released Night at the Movies, on which she lovingly tackles such noted film tunes as “When You Wish Upon a Star” (Pinocchio), “Cheek to Cheek” (Top Hat), “Moon River” (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), “Over the Rainbow” (The Wizard of Oz) and “Pure Imagination” (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory).
Her bio says, “As a child growing up in the Soviet Russia, Svetlana often found solace from the grim aspects of the regimented Soviet reality inside Moscow’s movie theaters, where life seemed so much more magical. She has carried this love for the moving pictures throughout her life, and wanted to make a record that would bridge the visual and sonic expressions of the genre.”
Svetlana will be at the BOP STOP, backed by a drums/bass/piano lineup, to celebrate the CD release and perform some of the tunes from the album.
Admission is $20.