SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — To mark the 75th anniversary of George Gershwin’s death, his music will be revisited in recordings from that year,1937, at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Clark Point Room of The Claremont Hotel, 22 Claremont Road. The event is free and open to the public.
Jazz aficionado Tom Hayward will present renditions of such Gershwin standards as “The Man I Love,” “Lady, Be Good,” and “I Got Rhythm,” and others, played by the top musicians of the Swing Era. Versions by the likes of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Teddy Wilson, and Billie Holiday pay tribute to one of the most famous songwriters in American history.
Tom Hayward, Humanities Reference Librarian and Lecturer in Classical and Medieval Studies at Bates College, has given lectures at the Claremont on jazz topics for more than 20 years.
For more information, call 207-244-5036.