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Mad Jenny at the Slipper Room



Finally posting some beautiful videos from Mad Jenny's run at the Slipper Room last year, featuring Pandora, Cassandra Rosebeetle and Andrianna Smela.   I had the chance to do some more fun arrangements for the Society Band including Youkali, which I've been wanting to do for years!


Mad World from Mad Jenny on Vimeo.

Featuring Pandora
Jenny Lee Mitchell:  Vocals
Maria Dessena: Piano
Ric Becker: Trombone
Marty Isenberg: Bass
Matthew Talmage: Drums 
Arranged by Maria Dessena 

I was very excited when Pandora brought this song to Jenny - I've always been enamored with the Gary Jules version, but wanted to pay tribute to it while doing something a bit more fantasy-inspired. 



Cassandra Rosebeetle in Youkali from Mad Jenny on Vimeo.

Featuring Cassandra Rosebeetle
Jenny Lee Mitchell:  Vocals
Maria Dessena: Accordion
Ric Becker: Trombone
Marty Isenberg: Bass
Matthew Talmage: Drums 
Arranged by Maria Dessena 

One of my very favorite Kurt Weill Songs....

Youkali
Is the land of our desires
Youkali
Is happiness, pleasure
But it is a dream, a folly
There is no Youkali



Andrianna Smela sings The Song of Black Max from Mad Jenny on Vimeo.

Featuring Vocals by Andrianna Smela
Maria Dessena: Piano
Ric Becker: Trombone
Marty Isenberg: Bass
Matthew Talmage: Drums 
Arranged by Maria Dessena

Ah, Black Max, the song that nearly got me kicked out of music school because I spent all my time practicing the polytonal ending for Andi's upper divisional instead of practicing saxophone for mine...  Well, I'm sure 19-year-old Maria would be glad to hear we'd get to play it together years later in New York with the Society Band!

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