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‘The Great American Songbook, Part II’ to Benefit PCAN

Duquesne University's Mike Tomaro and The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra will present Celebrating The Great American Songbook, Part II, the 4th annual fundraiser concert to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Tomaro, professor and chair of jazz studies in Duquesne's Mary Pappert School of Music, arranged all the music which will be broken into two segments at the concert: The Great American Songbook-Then and The Great American Songbook-Now.

Among the variety of numbers to be featured are:

  • Lazy River, composed by Hoagy Carmichael and Sidney Arodin
  • You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, composed by Cole Porter
  • Smile, composed by Charlie Chaplin, John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons
  • Help Me, composed by Joni Mitchell
  • You're No Good, composed by Clint Ballard, Jr.

Tomaro established the fundraiser in honor of his late wife Nancy, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2010.

When:   Monday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Pittsburgh

Admission is $15 for adults 18 and over, $10 for senior citizens and college students with a valid school ID. For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/musicevents.

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