Jazzville Palm Springs - Janet Klein And Her Parlor Boys at Hotel Zoso Palm Springs

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Hotel Zoso Palm Springs
150 South Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
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Wed, May 1, 2019
7:00 pm

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Janet Klein | vocals, ukulele
Benny Brydern | violin
Tim Gill | cornet
Randy Woltz | piano
Marquis Howell II | bass

With her sleek bob haircut (usually with a flower placed just so), vintage fashion sense, strikingly beautiful looks and artfully customized ukulele, Janet Klein might seem at first to be a simple novelty act, a 21st-century hipster "ironically" recreating the subtly naughty looks of a fin-de-siecle French postcard. Then she opens her mouth to sing. There's no Betty Boop hiccups or Mae West-style brassiness in her charmingly original voice. And when she starts to play her ukulele, it's clear that this oft-ridiculed cousin of the guitar is neither prop nor gimmick, but a delightful and under-utilized musical instrument. Bearing an ever-expanding repertoire of, as she puts it, "obscure, lovely and naughty songs from the 1910's , 20's and 30's," Janet Klein is a musical archeologist hiding in the body of an F. Scott Fitzgerald heroine....

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