About the Program
Dick Hyman—Sunday Jazz
Hoagy Carmichael’s Songs
Hoagy Carmichael gave us Stardust, Georgia on My Mind, Skylark and dozens of other pop standards. An actor as well as musician, he appeared in many films as an easy-going player singing his own tunes. Scenes from his performances in To Have and Have Not and The Best Years of Our Lives will be projected, followed by Hyman’s imaginative piano variations.
Connoisseur of jazz music and the Great American Songbook, Dick Hyman's musical career has included composing, arranging, recording and performing. He wrote the scores for many motion pictures, including a dozen Woody Allen films, and has recorded more than 100 albums. He musically directed the Jazz in July series at New York's 92nd Street Y for 20 years and played jazz piano with Benny Goodman and many others.