The Gospel of Billie holidaY
The billie Holiday IMpersonator Show explores jazz history with storytelling, circus arts, comedy, music, and dance.
The show begins as "Billie Holiday" is introduced to the audience. After a disclaimer and dedication she presents the song list for the night, each song is written on a small individual balloon. the balloon set list is then distributed to the audience members and are asked to toss the balloons up one at a time, through out the show. Each song has a story, comedy sketch, or a unique rendition of Billie Holidays music that goes with it. The content is woven together though out the show with the audience. Each show is unique and the set list changes regularly.
This show is dedicated to healing the broken heart of Billie Holiday, celebrating her with laughter,and love. It is also dedicated to artists and persons that struggle to carve out a path for themselves is life, instead of following a script.
The show is also a dedication to feminism, the civil rights movement and black lives matter and a celebration and recognition of the history And deep talent of Black american cultuRe and the soul power oF women around the world.
Book this show at your venue, community center, party, house concert, festival, back yard, or Jass history class.
Karla has perfromed this show all over the country since 2013. The most recent performance was at the famous Henry Miller Library. Other venues include:
Bottom of the Hill