Music of Johnny Mercer

Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Music of Johnny Mercer

with Larry McKenna

Another young male who is doing his part to keep jazz singing alive and healthy is the Philadelphia-based Lou Lanza, who has fashioned a distinctive and recognizable style that successfully unites the vulnerability of Chet Baker, Mel Torme and a young Frank Sinatra with the hard-bop risk-taking of Mark Murphy and Jon Hendricks.

Lou is honored to be included among the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time in "The Jazz Singers" published by Backbeat Books in 2005 by respected jazz critic/author, Scott Yanow.

Larry McKenna

One of the world’s finest jazz saxophone players, Larry McKenna has just released “Larry McKenna From All Sides,” a new CD of original instrumental and vocal compositions and several jazz standards, supported in part by a Subito Grant from the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum.