These are some promotional shots I did for the trio performance “Come Rain or Come Shine” which will be featured at next years Savannah Music Festival. For tickets and inquiries please visit http://www.savannahmusicfestival.org.
“A mainstay of nearly every festival, this year’s original SMF cabaret production comes with the arrival of two new singers in Savannah. Musical theatre/opera star Kurt Ollmann first came to prominence singing on a recording of West Side Story under Leonard Bernstein with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras and Marilyn Horne. Ollmann has since sung with leading opera companies and orchestras throughout America and Europe. Sharing this three-day run of “Come Rain or Come Shine” is another new Savannahian, J.J. Hobbs, who performs in multiple styles and genres, from opera and art song to musical theatre and jazz. Hobbs has worked with the Atlanta Opera under William Fred Scott, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus under Robert Shaw, and has performed lead roles with the Baltimore Opera Company and Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Ollmann and Hobbs will also be joined by special guest Rebecca Flaherty, a classically-trained soprano who performs, teaches and advocates for the vocal arts throughout the Lowcountry. The program will range from the sultry, bluesy ballads of Harold Arlen to the urbane wit of Stephen Sondheim by way of old-time specialty songs like “Hard-Hearted Hannah (The Vamp of Savannah),” all with intimate conversational patter that is personal, comedic and endearing.”