Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra

March 23, 2011

March 29

Jazz Kitchen

Believe it or not, there are a few lyrics in the Great American Songbook that were not written by Johnny Mercer.

But it might be hard to think of some when you realize that Mercer wrote, among many others, “Too Marvelous for Words,” “Jeepers, Creepers!,” “Blues in the Night,” “Skylark,” “Hooray for Hollywood,” “I’m Old Fashioned,” “Summer Wind,” “Moon River,” Something’s Gotta Give,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “One for My Baby (and One More For the Road),” “Autumn Leaves,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby,” and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.”

 Mercer’s way with words will be celebrated by the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra as part of a Tuesday night concert, which also highlights the sound of the Maynard Ferguson Big Band of the 1950s and 1960s. Details here