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  • Castaways Alphabetically
    Kenny Washington
    09 Dec
    Eddie Palmieri
    02 Dec
    Keith Terry
    18 Nov
    Marque Gilmore
    04 Nov
    John Calloway
    28 Oct
    Bruno Louchouarn
    21 Oct
    Rana Farhan
    30 Sep
    Ivan Lins
    02 Sep
    Kat Parra
    26 Aug
    Zan Stewart
    19 Aug
    Bruce Barth
    12 Aug
    Joe Lovano
    05 Aug
    Ndugu Chancler
    29 Jul
    Jimmy Heath
    22 Jul
    Claudia Acuña
    08 Jul
    Deanna Witkowski
    01 Jul
    Charles Hamilton
    24 Jun
    Putter Smith
    10 Jun
    Gene Perla
    03 Jun
    Dave Bass
    06 May
    Rudy Ramirez
    29 Apr
    Dave LeFebvre
    08 Apr
    Bodil Niska
    01 Apr
    Rory Snyder
    25 Mar
    Bruce Williamson
    18 Mar
    George Mesterhazy
    11 Mar
    Jason Moran
    04 Mar
    Ray Brown
    25 Feb
    Scott Hamilton
    18 Feb
    Jeff Oster
    21 Jan
    Most Recent Castaway - 7th April, 2017
    Hershey Felder (2017)

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    Hailing from Montréal, Québec, Canada, Hershey Felder is a true polymath. A few years ago, American Theater magazine called him a one-man cottage industry: he's an actor, playwright, composer, producer and director.

    In his one-man shows, Hershey has embodied Beethoven, Chopin, Bernstein, Gershwin and Berlin. It's always an unforgettable journey.

    Hershey's own journey took him through the Yiddish theater to Los Angeles in 1994, where he spent a brief time working for Stephen Spielberg's USC Shoah Foundation Interviewing Holocaust survivors for their oral histories. This led to an invitation to be part of the program for the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, which itself led to his creation of "George Gershwin Alone."

    In 1996, Hershey was asked to present a concert in Los Angeles honoring Kim Campbell, Canada's only female prime minister. As they say, it was love at first sight. The couple now divide their time between Europe and North America, all the time continuing their individual creative projects.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Harry Connick Jr Come by Me There's No Business Like Show Business Columbia
    # 2 Ella Fitzgerald The Irving Berlin Songbook, Vol. 2 Supper Time Verve
    # 3 Cleo Laine Blue and Sentimental What'll I Do? RCA
    # 4 Frank Sinatra The Platinum Collection Always Not Now
    # 5 Rosemary Clooney White Christmas Count Your Blessings Concord
    # 6 Jimmy Rushing Rushing Lullabies Russian Lullaby Columbia
    # 7 Peggy Lee Great American Songwriters Say It Isn't So Rhino
    # 8 Bing Crosby Great American Songwriters White Christmas Rhino
             
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    Luxury Item A pastry brush