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December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat., Dec. 2. JEUDI presents “Jeudi’s Vintage Holiday Special,” a “fun and festive nod to the heartfelt and kitschy TV holiday specials of the 1960’s and 70’s, featuring lesser-known holiday tunes from the Jazz Age to the Swinging Era and beyond.” The show features guest appearances by Audrey Appleby, David Lucky, Michael Marlen-Starr, and Paul Hemstreet, with musical direction by Charlie Harrison.
Jeudi Cornejo Brealey, the “Vintage-voiced Chanteuse,” comes by her passions naturally as the daughter of a suave, storytelling Costa Rican tuna pole-fisherman father and a stylish Mexican American mother, who competed in USO swing dance contests while working in an airplane factory by day. Encouraged by her family to explore the arts, Jeudi took advanced studies at The Sorbonne and at the NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, and earned her MFA at CalArts. Considering herself a “musical archeologist,” she delves deeply into our musical past, dusting off gems worthy of play, but somehow forgotten in the rushing flood of titles and evolving musical genres that define new generations. Her CD, Winter Was Warm, boasting intriguing but mostly lesser-known, mostly early mid-20th-century, seasonal fare, prompted the venerated jazz icon, Mark Winkler, to enthuse, “The best holidays songs you’ve never heard!” From Oct. 2021 through Feb. 2023, Jeudi worked toward perfecting her musical, Love Outshines the Moon, with a residency of monthly performances at The Jeweled Universe in Pasadena. New developments pertaining to the musical will be coming in 2024. More information can be gleaned at www.jeudi.biz.