In the spirit of swing, Jazz at Lincoln Center – the nation’s foremost institution on jazz – tours the world championing the distinctly American artform. No other ensemble “matches the technical elan, subtlety of voicing or stylistic authenticity” of Jazz at Lincoln Center (Chicago Tribune). Swing and Sing celebrates the Great American Songbook in all of its playful — and sophisticated glory — brought to life by Bria and Benny, two of this generation’s brightest stars.
Each armed with prodigious trumpet talent and vocal charm, Bria and Benny will re-live and re-imagine some of the classic partners in jazz and popular song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby and Dean Martin and Peggy Lee. Featuring songs by Gershwin, Ellington, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many more and joined by a who’s who of New York all-stars, this is an “unforgettable” evening of singin’ and swingin’ with Bria and Benny.