GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN Brings an Intimate, Modern take on Musical History

Written by Jesus Figueroa

The niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, George and Ira Gershwin, Alexis Gershwin brings timeless classic songs to the stage for a modern generation.

With hit songs like “I’ve Got A Crush On You,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” “The Man I Love” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” Alexis Gershwin talks about her uncles in an intimate manner only she can.

“It is my privilege to continue the musical legacy my Uncle George and Uncle Ira have left us by bringing their music to new generations," Alexis Gershwin said. "Of course the Gershwin songs are at the top of my list, but I also enjoy singing the music of many other talented composers and lyricists.  Great music should be passed down from generation to generation like any of life’s precious gifts.”

Backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, Alexis Gershwin puts her own spin on classic songs to bring them to a new generation in her own manner, while still being respectful to the source material and continuing in the legacy that her family has established over the years.

For one night only, March 22 at 8:30 p.m., at Catalina Bar & Grill Alexis Gershwin will pay homage to the fantastic music of her uncles while sharing personal stories of the time she spent with her uncle Ira Gershwin whom she joined at weekly dinners, and whom occasionally challenged her to a tennis match.

She was not able to spend time with George Gershwin who died at the early age of 38 from a brain tumor.

The 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle’s music in a show entitled “GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,” backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, performed one night only on March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill located at 6725 West Sunset Boulevard, just east of North Highland Avenue, in Los Angeles, California.  

There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person.  Valet Parking is available.

Reservations for the show and dinner can be made by calling Catalina Bar & Grill at 323-466-2210, or buy online at catalinajazzclub.com

For further information about the performance, please visit the website catalinajazzclub.com.  

For further information about Alexis Gershwin, please visit alexisgershwin.com.  

"Like" Alexis Gershwin at: facebook.com/Alexis-Gershwin-70071393411/.

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