What a great night for Annie Ross!
In the house to pay respects were Tony Bennett, Bob Dorough, Carol Fredette, Jim Gavin the actor Michael Murphy sitting with Kathryn Reed Altman the widow of director Robert Altman.
Tribute performers included guitarist Russell Malone, accordionist Eddie Monteiro and vocalist Marion Cowings.
Annie Ross sang with Darmon Meader, Holli Ross, Amy London and Dylan Pramuk.
Noted author/jazz critic Will Friedwald gave a nice overview of Annie’s career in music and film click here to see Will’s remarks.
Lyricist Sheldon Harnick who wrote the songs for Fiddler On The Roof made moving comments about Annie Ross.
Metropolitan Room owners Bernie & Joanne Furshpan presented Annie with a beautiful crystal microphone.
All the performers were backed up by Annie’s regular working band Tardo Hammer on piano, Lee Hudson on bass (subbing for her regular Neil Miner), Warren Vache on cornet and Jimmy Wormworth on drums.
The second half of the show featured Annie Ross accompanied by Bucky and John Pizzarelli performing the music from her new CD "To Lady With Love”.
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