Julia Breanetta Simpson pays tribute to the legendary Lena Horne, iconic singer, dancer, actress, political and Civil Rights activist in “Classy & Sassy” for one performance, 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in the Duplex Cabaret Theatre - 61 Christopher Street, NY, NY 10014.
Lena Horne began her career at age 16 in the Cotton Club chorus line, she appeared in such musical films as Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky, and lit up the Broadway stage in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music. “Classy & Sassy” is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Ms. Simpson explores the music that Ms. Horne said was “first my refuge and then my salvation.” “Classy & Sassy” honors and celebrates Ms. Horne’s inspiring life and enduring career. Ms. Simpson is joined by a world class band led by Mario E. Sprouse on piano, Sly Scott (Woodwinds), Tony Lewis (Drums/Percussion) and Hilliard Greene (Bassist).