It might take a village to raise a child. But it only takes Jeff and Anne Barnhart to entertain an audience for an hour. Jeff (piano, vocals, puns) and wife Anne (flute, voice, comedy and organization) held a group in thrall at the 2013 Dixieland Monterey / Jazz Bash by the Bay — with a delightfully varied program, mixing stride piano, sweet and raucous singing, vaudeville, old songs and new, sentimental melodies (that’s a compliment), Broadway and film songs. It all swung; it was all expertly done and masterfully improvised.
Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages, I present IVORY& GOLD (named after aspects of their respective instruments), Jeff and Anne Barnhart!
BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN / PINEAPPLE RAG:
A wild and woolly version of THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU:
WATER FROM AN ANCIENT WELL:
EXACTLY LIKE YOU:
ALICE IN WONDERLAND:
IT’S THE TALK OF THE TOWN:
For the felines among us, MEMORY:
Bob Barta’s I’M IN HEAVEN:
TENDER IS THE NIGHT / I GOT RHYTHM:
You can follow IVORY&GOLD here — Jeff and Anne are always on the move, which means you have a better-than-average chance of seeing and hearing them in person someday soon. Jeff’s singular website can be found here.
May your happiness increase!