Legendary jazz harpist, pianist and singer Corky Hale will perform on Friday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Wallis Annenberg Center For the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
Hale will share the stage with her daughter-in-law, singer Tricia Tahara, in an evening titled “The Two Mrs. Stollers.” Hale, who has been married since 1970 to songwriter Mike Stoller, of the famed Leiber-Stoller team, was one of Billie Holiday’s last accompanists, including during an appearance on the “Stars of Jazz” TV show in 1957.
In addition to her solo shows, Hale has performed with Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Anita O’Day, June Christy, Benny Carter, Judy Collins, Roberta Flack, Melissa Manchester, Les McCann, Joe Williams and Nat King Cole. Additionally, Hale has performed at the White House with Tony Bennett, soloed with Barbra Streisand in Central Park and at the Hollywood Bowl, and appeared with George Michael at the London’s Royal Albert Hall and Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium.
The performance follows the release of the artist’s new biography, “Corky Hale Uncorked,” written by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner.
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 Santa Monica Blvd. For information, call (310)746-4000, or visit thewallis.org.
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