Rodger Fox is returning to the festival with the hugely successful swinging tribute to Peggy Lee featuring long-term collaborator, the swinging and sultry Erna Ferry.
It is a great coup that we have been able to secure this fantastic show for Martinborough. It promises to be an intimate evening celebrating the life and music of legendary vocalist, actress, songwriter and lyricist Peggy Lee. It will be irrefutably hip and the very definition of cool’ as the publicity for the show goes.
Musical director Rodger Fox with Erna on vocals will present a showcase of Peggy Lee’s wonderful songs ~ including “Why Don’t You Do Right”, “It’s A Good Day”, “Lover”, “Fever”, “Mañana”, through the years to the song that some say her life answers “ Is That All There Is”.
Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer and actress, in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman’s big band, she forged a sophisticated persona, evolving into a multi-faceted artist and performer. She wrote music for films, acted, and created conceptual record albums—encompassing poetry, jazz, chamber pop, and art songs