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Musicians will perform Nov. 21 at county library

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on November 12, 2009 1:46 PM

Lecturer/vocalist Laura Didier and pianist/arranger Jim Martinez will present "The Lyricists of The Great American Songbook" Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Wayne County Public Library.

Admission is free.

Ms. Didier, a Goldsboro resident, has been performing nationally with the Jim Martinez Trio since early 2007.

A classically trained pianist, Martinez has performed or recorded with notables like Lionel Hampton, the Stan Kenton Band and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

Ms. Didier and Martinez have also co-developed a jazz concert titled "A Tribute to the Music of Doris Day," with performances scheduled nationally. In October 2009, they headlined the Doris Day Festival.

This lecture/musical event will provide an historical look at the lyricists who shaped American popular music in the years between World Wars I and II.

Highlighted in the presentation will be Irving Berlin, Lorenz Hart, Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Oscar Hammer-stein and Johnny Mercer.

For more information, call the library reference desk at 735-1824, or e-mail at matt.bolen@waynegov.com.