Vocalist from Red Light Roxy and the Glenn Miller Orchestra feature Songs & Stories from Classic Films Live on the stage at Nighttown!
Featuring: Eileen Burns-vocals, Joe Hunter-piano, Demetrius Steinmetz-acoustic bass, & Dave Sterner-sax.
“Music and the Movies” is an entertaining and informative program featuring memorable songs and interesting stories from classic Hollywood films such as Casablanca, Swing Time, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Brigadoon, Singin’ in the Rain and many more. Makes for a perfect afternoon program for libraries, senior groups or anyone who loves movies and musicals.
The program features talented vocalist Eileen Burns and her jazz combo comprised of excellent professional jazz musicians. Miss Burns’ performing credits include a year traveling around the world as the female vocalist for the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and five years as the female host/singer with the long-running Midnight Martini Show.
Eileen Burns got her start in community theater and as a swing dancer, developing an appreciation for the great music of the 30s, 40s and 50s and garnering attention for a vocal style that hearkened back to the “girl singers” of that era. Starting in 2003, she performed as a co-host and singer in the original cast of the Rat Pack-inspired Midnight Martini Show at Pickwick & Frolic in downtown Cleveland, a show which ran for almost 5 years every Friday and Saturday night, which is likely the longest-running show in Cleveland history. During the run, the cast performed for thousands of people, was featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and on Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels, and sang at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
During this time, Eileen also performed in numerous Cleveland theatrical productions on stages including Weathervane Playhouse, Cassidy Theater and Playhouse Square. She also appeared regularly on the Mighty Wurlitzer Radio Hour on WCLV singing standards and Broadway show tunes in an old-time radio format.
In 2012, Eileen was chosen to be the new female vocalist for the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and toured with the band for a year. During that time, she sang at sold-out concert halls throughout the world. She is featured on the GMO’s 2013 album, “In The Mood.”