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The Lights Are Still On: A Cabaret about Artistic Passion in Late Life
October 30 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Vocalist Molly McFadden performs an evening of jazz standards to celebrate her 70th birthday. Tickets to attend this show in person are $15 each. To access the virtual stream, visit BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and appreciated. They can be made here: www.givebutter.com/MollyMcFadden
Vocalist Molly McFadden, with David Smith on piano and Tim Lekan on bass, will perform beloved jazz standards and share reflections on the artist’s journey into late life on Sunday, October 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Bop Stop.
McFadden is passionate about creating magic through cabaret and connecting with her audience through authentic storytelling, connecting music to her experiences and life’s biggest questions. Smith, a longtime friend of McFadden’s and brilliant jazz pianist, will travel from Germany for the one-night performance. Lekan, is a locally known and Cleveland-native bassist, composer and educator.
In her early career, McFadden performed in cozy cabarets in Manhattan and clubs along the eastern seaboard as well as doing stints in film, TV, and regional theatres. She was featured in the New York Times for her beautiful voice and keen ability to stylize jazz music. McFadden later relocated with her husband and daughter to mid-Michigan where she owned and operated a restaurant and jazz club. Every weekend McFadden curated local jazz artists and featured performers from New York, Detroit, and mid-Michigan’s tri-cities. During this time she served as the Executive Director of the Michigan Jazz Trail, where she formed a 19-member big band and sang with headlining artists including Ramsey Lewis, John Pizzarelli and most notably Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
“As I turn 70, I have been reflecting on what it means for a lifelong performer to know eventually I will take my last bow,” McFadden says. “This anticipation of farewell to our passions is something we all will share. What better way to reflect and find meaning around art and aging than with jazz, cocktails, and good humor at Cleveland’s premier listening room? The lights are still on, so I hope you’ll come out and celebrate this life with us!”Back to Calendar