Pop Music: Ol’ Skool

Pop Music: Ol’ Skool
Lesley Byers | Pop Music - DMDL Thematic Unit

The Great American Songbook represents the best American songs of the 20th century. Derived mostly from Broadway theatre, musical theatre and Hollywood musicals from 1920 to 1960, the Great American Songbook includes dozens of songs of enduring popularity that are still recorded and performed today as jazz standards and used in contemporary media. Lesley Picchietti has a timeless vocal sound, alternately seductive and innocent. She could easily be slotted next to Chris Connor, June Christy or Rosemary Clooney. Her energy and coolness are impeccable. Her class and hipness work in equal measure. Travel through time with Lesley and learn about the songwriters, singers and shows that made these great American songs famous.