Best of Broadway and the American Songbook Cabaret
Vocalist and Jazz Rhythm Guitar
with jazz pianist Chris Coogan
Jazz and Broadway come to life in an exciting fun show featuring vocalist and
guitarist Laura Skutch and jazz pianist Chris Coogan.
Many popular songs of the early to mid-twentieth century originated on Broadway with wonderful music coming from Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, Comden and Green, Burton Lane and so many more.
Laura and Chris strive to combine high quality musical performances with fun trips down memory lane. The 60 minute show is geared towards engaging the audience through participation in singing along.
Laura also enjoys playing as a soloist and visiting residents in their rooms.
We are pleased and excited to bring these classics to life in your facility.
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Laura Skutch is a jazz and classically trained multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. She loves singing great music from the American theatre and jazz tradition.
She is currently a member of The Connecticut Playmakers and has appeared locally in cabarets, small venues and musical reviews.
For over 20 years, Coogan has led the Chris Coogan Quartet, a combo with a repertoire that includes straight-ahead jazz, fusion jazz and boogie-woogie.
S’Funky, Coogan’s first jazz album containing his original songs, was released in 1995 and re-released in 1999. It features the song Cranberry Isle which took the top jazz prize in the 1997 John Lennon Songwriting Competition. Coogan’s credits as a jazz musician include performing with the late Sal Salvador, Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Paul Newman, Whoopie Goldberg, Jo Ann Woodward, Alec Baldwin, Gene Wilder, Larry Coryell, Dave Liebman, Harold Danko, Ronnie Spector, James Naughton and Phoebe Snow, as well as arranging for Teo Maceo, producer for the late Miles Davis He appeared on television’s Celebrity Jeopardy and the Arsenio Hall Show and has performed at Manhattan’s Blue Note and the Montreaux Jazz Festival.