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West Coast Cool: Jazz Vocalists Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne

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Southland Sessions Presents: From high school operas and drive-thru art exhibitions to Chicano comedies and underground DJ sets—we are showcasing the vibrancy of arts and culture across our city today.

LACMA @ Home presents videos and podcasts that help reconnect artists and audiences even though the museum is currently closed. Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians is a podcast hosted by Mitch Glickman and featuring musicians who would have performed during the 29th season of LACMA's concert series Jazz at LACMA.

Title: Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians - Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne
Presented by: LACMA
Originally aired: May 2020
Host: Mitch Glickman
Guests: Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne

In this episode, Mitch Glickman speaks with award-winning and critically acclaimed jazz vocalist/lyricist Mark Winkler and multi-Grammy Award-winning vocalist Cheryl Bentyne, a member of the Manhattan Transfer. The duo discusses the start of their collaboration, their retro vibes and inspiration, they reminisce on projects and stories, and consider how the pandemic has affected them.

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About the Series
Jazz at LACMA's 29th season is on hold but you can listen to interviews and music from the artists from the 2020 line-up in a new podcast hosted by LACMA's Mitch Glickman.

About the Artists
The duo’s repertoire includes their recent chart-topping “Eastern Standard Time” recording with songs by Lou Reed, Peggy Lee, and Mark Winkler. This is a follow-up to their highly successful recording “West Coast Cool" with songs by Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Julie London and Bobby Troup (to name a few).

Here's the video that Cheryl mentions in which her mic disconnects and she has to recover mid-performance (around 2:58):

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