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As part of the ongoing Jazz Master’s Series at Zoofest, we are proud to announce an almost carnally intimate evening with one of the most audible hangers-around in the history of art and music!

After a lengthy absence Dick Powell, “The Stepfather of Jazz” to many, “Old Smokey Eyes” to some and “Fat Faced Dick” to his inner circle, joins us on stage for an evening of performance and candid discussion surrounding his life in jazz. Dick will sing many of the songs from his decade’s long affair with jazz music that he thinks should be your favourites. Do not miss this opportunity to hear one of jazz’s greatest commodity’s speak of his auspicious beginnings as a young coal shoveler for prostitutes, right through to his legendary residencies in divorce court’s around the world!

As a solitary treat for those in attendance, Dick will be joined on stage by his third and most beautiful ex-wife, actress Laura Thornton, the incandescent star of movie house, stage, concert hall, and all other rooms with very high ceilings! Dick and Laura will of course be supported by five of the most instrumental masters in all of jazz: The Buck Wheaton Trio.

The evening will be hosted by renowned jazz critic Holly Houston-Vanderbilt III.

“An impossible act to follow… Brilliant spoof of 50′s style lounge act.” Montreal Gazette

“I cannot stress this point enough – if you’ve got a musical bone in your body and you love to laugh, then go see this show.”

“Dick is the voice that launched one huge, heavy ship.” Holly Houston-Vanderbilt III

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