WHO: Ivie Anderson was born in Gilroy, and was a popular singer with the Duke Ellington's orchestra. She performed "Stormy Weather" in the movie short Bundle of Blues (1933), and also appeared in the Marx Brothers movie A Day at the Races (1937) and Hit Parade of 1937. Anderson is also known for performing "It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)."
WHAT: Bach to Blues is an annual showcase of regional talent, featuring Gavilan College faculty, students and performers from the community. This year's line-up includes pianist Maria Amirkhanian, guitarist John Garcia, blues vocalist Nate Pruitt with his band, Primary Colors, the Suzuki Violin Academy and flamenco guitarist Alberto Marques. The show will begin with a performance by the winner of the Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition.
WHEN: Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Gavilan College Theater, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, 95020.
TICKETS: Are on sale at the Gavilan College Bookstore, Porcella's Music, The Music Tree, and the Morgan Hill and Hollister Gavilan Sites. V.I.P. Seating is $30 (includes premiere seating and a welcome gift) General Admission $15 Seniors / Students $10 For more information, please contact Maria Amirkhanian at 408.848.4796.