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Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz - "LADY... JAZZY THESPIANS"

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz - "LADY... JAZZY THESPIANS"

Celebrating Women History Month Featuring vocalists: Ria Alexander Daralyn Jay Lady Leah Allison Semmes Tracey Titus Musicians: Mamiko Watanabe (p) Melissa Slocum (b) Wen- Teng Wu (ds) Rome's Complementary Banana Puddin’ for ALL And Open Mic / Jam Session The evening includes actresses who love and sing Jazz music: ALLISON SEMMES appeared on Broadway as Diana Ross in Motown the Musical, and The Book of Mormon (2011)…. On February 4, 2024 Allison completed a run on Broadway as Josephine Baker in the musical Harmony with music by Barry Manilow. RIA ALEXANDER, an AUDELCO award winning actress recently seen giving a sterling performance as lead actress in TNC’s LEAVES by Victor Vauban Junior. LEAH FINNIE (akaLADY LEAH) who was nominated for a Featured Actress AUDELCO Award in NEC’s production of Charles White’s UNTITLED. She can be seen in National TV & Radio advertisements for Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Colonial Penn Life Insurance, Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoWellcome, Nestle’, AT&T, and many more. Leah’s professional singing career also began in New York City, performing at the Red Rooster, Lenox Lounge, Sugar Bar, The Metropolitan Room, and the Apollo. DARALYN JAY is vocalist that truly defies categorization—as capable of scatting her way through a swing chorus as tossing a soulful riff. She interprets standards as well as Latin, R&B and pop tunes, incorporating rarely performed verses and using French, Portuguese and Spanish lyrics to tell the story. Daralyn has appeared on the stages of top New York venues, including The Kitano, Minton’s, Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club, Smoke and Ginny’s. She has also performed as a guest artist in such international locales as France, Italy, Turkey, China, Cuba and Israel. An accomplished actress, Daralyn has numerous theater, film, television, commercial and voiceover credits, including TV series “Law & Order” and “Blue Bloods.” TRACEY TITUS is an active model and actress. She has worked in television commercials and film. Performing has served her well as she interprets songs. Now preparing for the return of her previously sold out one woman show “Two Loves Have I” coming this June at Pangea NYC. Sponsors: Sonia Sanchez, Ishmael Reed, Woodie King Jr., Stephen McKinley Henderson, Carl Clay, Hollis King, John D. Smith, Askia Davis Jr., Toni Petersen, Steve Cromity, Barbara Muhammad, Larry Cherry Perri Gaffney, Sheryl Renee Productions Support Rome Neal's Banana Puddin Jazz series by becoming a SPONSOR or making a donation:

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Rome Neal w/ Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet

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