The Girl Can Blow

I just got home from the Megan Mullally cabaret show at the Kennedy Center Jazz Cafe . While admittedly straying far from the stated 1940s theme, Megan performed an eclectic mix from a traditional Scottish folk tune, to PJ Harvey and Tom Waits, to a murder ballad. (She apologized for the murder ballad saying, “I know on the way here tonight you all just heard a song about a girl who’s killed and her bones get turned into a fiddle, but we’re doing it anyway.”) And then the first encore was Ave Maria (apparently they walked off stage and got religion). Despite the best efforts of the crowd to encourage a longer set, Megan and the band left after the second encore song, but it was a solid hour and a half show.

It’s definitely worth seeing if you can get tickets. Both shows are sold out for tomorrow, but the Kennedy Center often releases additional tickets around 3 p.m. on the day of the show.

And the Women in Jazz program is coming up in May and will include Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi, Geri Allen and Jazzberry Jam (which sounds worth it just for their name)

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