The 1940s were the golden age of the American Songbook. It would seem that WWII and the music from the era go hand-in-hand. World War II was the centerpiece of the decade and, as one music critic wrote, “In a very real sense, American popular music was the popular music of World War II”.
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The war was an emotional period, and the songs tapped a reservoir of emotions: hope, longing, loneliness and love. Love Letters From the Front takes us back in time to the war years of 1940-1945 when American GI’s were sending off their letters to their spouses and loved ones and receiving them in return. This production showcases some of those letters along with music from the era in support of those letters.
As the anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944) approaches, it’s particularly appropriate that we take time to honor those brave men and women who fought valiantly for our country during that tumultuous time.
About the performers: Bob DiCicco is a Boston native that started singing as a teenager, and studied at Berklee College of Music and the Actors Workshop. Bob is a former radio show host and has a passion for the Great American Songbook. Wendee Glick is an experienced jazz vocalist, with a strong stage presence, sense of humor, and ability to belt out a tune. Having sung with show choirs in Europe as a high school, Wendee studied Musical Theater and Opera at University of Lowell, but found herself drawn to Jazz, for which she is now widely known around New England.
Michael Ball began his musical career in the midwest, and has played concerts and club dates with such Jazz greats as Jay McShan, Clark Terry, Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, R&B legend Bo Diddley, The Coasters and many more. Michael is a New England Conservatory graduate and studied bass under Cecil McBee. Steve Heck is a professional pianist-vocalist who has worked in the Boston area since 1979. Steve graduated from Berklee in 1978 and has taught piano there for 26 years.Buy Tickets