The Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue
featuring Lillias White, Eugene Fleming & more
May 29, 2014
Cover charge: $25-35
Food & Beverage Minimum $25
Cover Charge Additional $5 At Door
|Thu, May 29||9:30 pm||$25-35||Doors 8:45pm||Buy Tickets|
*Tickets on the day of performance after 2:00 are only available by calling 646.476.3551.
Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue is a hand clapping, foot stomping musical revue of the hottest jump up blues music of the 1940’s and 50’s. The show features the music of Big Joe Turner, Julia Lee, Duke Ellington, Joe Liggins, Lavern Baker and Nellie Lutcher, and is steeped in the tradition of speakeasy shows that became popular during the rise of the Harlem Renaissance, performed in after-hour joints all across the midwest and east coast.
Sugar dancing poppas, hip shaking mommas and Saturday night boogie-woogie men, Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue is bound to have you jumping right out of your seat. A talented cast of six dynamic musical theatre performers has been assembled, including: Eugene Fleming (Billy Elliot, Never Gonna Dance, The Look of Love, One Mo’ Time), Lillias White (Fela!, Dreamgirls, The Life), Roz Beauty, Milton Vann and piano man Steven A. Taylor with the stylish vocal direction of Contrella Patrick-Henry. This tight-knit ensemble breathes life into each song and keeps the energy high from start to finish.