Music at Main Library: George Foley

Submitted by CPL Fine Arts on Mon, 04/05/2010 - 09:37.
04/17/2010 - 14:00
04/17/2010 - 15:00
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George FoleyIn celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month 2010, the Fine Arts Department is pleased to present pianist and singer George Foley on April 17th, 2010 at 2pm in the 3rd floor lobby of the Main Library building (325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44114). Mr. Foley will perform jazz standards from the 1920s through the 1950s. This program is free and open to all ages. For more information call 216-623-2848. Please join us for this informal, intimate and entertaining concert.

Pianist George Foley's virtuosity, warmth and humor have endeared him to audiences for over thirty years. His wide-ranging repertoire includes jazz, rags and other gems from the ragtime era, standards from the teens, 20's and 30's, swing tunes, blues, short 20th century classical pieces and occasional forays into modern jazz and movie themes. Aficionados often comment on the power and dexterity of his "killer" left hand.

George also sings in a style reminiscent of Fats Waller, Jack Teagarden and Mildred Bailey.

George is in great demand as a soloist, with his own band and as a featured member of other bands. He appears regularly as a soloist at Nighttown, as pianist with the Mercuries and with the Night Owls, and in a duet setting with bassist Gene Epstein.  

George's ability to swing and improvise contribute to the intensity and drive of his performances.

Location

Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Ave Main Library
Cleveland, OH 44146
United States
Phone: 216-623-2848
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Great concert - and FREE

One of my favorite people and musicians in town - great feature for Jazz Appreciation Month... George really appreciates jazz, and has 1,000s of albums in his personal collection - real genius.

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