When You Wish Upon a StarBuy Tickets
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 at 7:00PM
Ticket Price(s): $25 – $49 (Additional fees apply)
Seating Chart – Madame Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis Theatre (EK Theatre)
When You Wish Upon A Star is a one-of-a-kind performance that brings an unforgettable evening of Disney magic performed through the lens of jazz! From Snow White to Lady and the Tramp, Mary Poppins and Toy Story to The Jungle Book, these Disney classics have been interpreted and recorded by Disney music fans such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Diane Reeves, and many more. These brilliant musicians will have you captivated with arrangements from beloved movies like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Frozen while having the entire family singing along to classic hits like “Let It Go” and “A Whole New World.”
This performance is brought by the newly created house band of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, featuring pianist and musical director, Sean Mason, and vocalists Kim Nalley and Sasha Dobson, who will bring these famous songs to life.
Sasha Dobson has performed all over the world in diverse contexts as a leader and first-call collaborator. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist represents one-third of hit trio Puss n Boots, alongside Catherine Popper and Blue Note Artist Norah Jones. Her 2021 release of Girl Talk featuring guitarist Peter Bernstein reflects her most personal contribution to the music to date.
A true Renaissance woman, Kim Nalley has been a featured writer for JazzWest and SF Chronicle’s City Brights, shortlisted for a Grammy nomination, a produced playwright, an avid Lindy Hop & blues dancer and the former jazz club owner of Jazz at Pearl’s. Kim Nalley has collaborated with artists such as Rhoda Scott, David “Fathead” Newman, Houston Person, James Williams, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony.
Sean took to the piano at age 13, teaching himself to play by ear the music of his upbringing; gospel, R&B & soul which quickly evolved into a highly original jazz style. Sean’s debut record was be released in early 2023 on Blue Engine Records, the label of Jazz At Lincoln Center. Produced by Branford Marsalis, it is an album of original compositions for the Sean Mason Quintet, featuring a lineup of young all-stars; Tony Galusi (trumpet), Chris Lewis (tenor saxophone), Felix Moseholm (bass), Domo Branch (drums) and Sean leading at the piano.
This production is not affiliated with, sponsored, or authorized by The Walt Disney Company
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