The Shakespearen Jazz Show
Speak the Speech
Love Shakespeare but ever find yourself thinking, “I know what could make these masterful works of literature even better…jazz music!” Well, the masterminds behind The Shakespearean Jazz Show have you covered. The brainchild of New Orleans’ own Alex Ates (member of The NOLA Project, theatre teacher at Lusher, and all-around talented gent) and comprised of his fellow classmates from Emerson College, The Shakespearean Jazz Show combines the Bard’s timeless words with original New Orleans-style jazz to create a wholly innovative feast for the eardrums.
The gifted ensemble recently released their debut album, “Speak the Speech,” which is at once joyous, smooth, and just plain fun. Some highlights include the moody, scat-tastic “Come Away Death” and “Canakin Clink,” which nods to klezmer and gypsy jazz. As old Shakesy would say: “if music be the food of love, play on” (and pick up this wonderful CD).
Visit www.shakespeareanjazzshow.com to learn more about the group and purchase the album.