The Jazzcat

The World Stage Stories

by on May.17, 2005, under News


Stage Stories

     Produced by Jeffrey Winston & Chet Hanley




May 20                      

Roy McCurdy


     First-call drummer Roy McCurdy not only sips from the Fountain of Youth — he has bathed in

it.   Since the early 60’s, Roy has stoked

the fire for Cannonball Adderley, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Milt Jackson, Bud

Powell, Wes Montgomery, James Moody, Kenny Drew and Bobby Timmons, among

others.   Roy’s sensitive brushwork has also

accompanied celebrated divas such as Nancy Wilson, Betty Carter, Ernestine

Anderson, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald.




June 3                      

Billy Childs



                  Both a brilliant pianist and composer, Billy’

phone rings often.  The USC    

            graduate has toured and performed

with Freddie Hubbard, Branford Marsalis,

            Eddie Daniels, Bobby Hutcherson,

Oscar Brown, Jr. and Allan Holdsworth.  Billy


            also led Night Flight, a group that featured vocalist Dianne Reeves.  In 1988, Childs

            began to record a series of four

sessions as a leader for the Windham Hill label.            

            Six years later, Mr. Childs penned

a commissioned concerto for the Monterey Jazz





June 10                     Fayard Nicholas


             When it comes to sheer athleticism, the legendary

Nicholas Brothers set the

standard for tap.  Their

dazzling footwork is well-documented in film classics such as Stormy Weather, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, The Pirate and Carolina Blues.  Their stellar careers spanned Vaudeville,

stage, theater, film and television.  The

Nicholas Brothers appeared with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford,

Lucky Millinder and Eubie Blake.  The

eldest and surviving brother, 90-year-old Fayard, is still as witty and dapper

as ever.  


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The World Stage

4344 Degnan Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA


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Rosemond at (323)  290-6565

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