The very best concerts feature songs you know, unfamiliar tunes you’ll want to hear again, plus numbers that intrigue and surprise you. In this rare solo concert, Kim T. Gordon returns to the Key West Theater with a brand-new cabaret that weaves beloved Broadway tunes and favorite standards with fresh, fun cabaret numbers. It’s a unique musical mix that’s funny, romantic, swinging and sexy. Plus, you can join the champagne and dessert After Party following the cabaret, all to benefit the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys.
Gordon, who has a three-octave range, reaches back to a 1930s tune one moment and then forward again to a beautiful avant-garde piece, bouncing from Kander and Ebb, Bock and Harnick, Lerner and Loewe, Stephen Sondheim and Jerry Herman to Michel Legrand and Jason Robert Brown. With a pure, bell-like voice and theatrical gravitas she makes every song tell a story – some deep and moving, others lighthearted or sultry – and makes a strong interpersonal connection with her audience.
Kim T. Gordon: Music With Heart is a sharp New York-style cabaret with a band that really cooks. Grammy-nominee Tim Mayer on sax, leader of the Paradise Big Band, Joe Dallas on bass, Hal Howland who is unsurpassed on drums, and masterful pianists Ann McFarland and James King bring their own exceptional talents to the stage. And to round out this fun evening, stay and party with champagne and dessert following the cabaret in the theater.
Proceeds from this new cabaret benefit the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, which provides financial assistance to members of the Keys community who are undergoing treatment for cancer.
Many thanks to 21st Century C.A.R.E., Lower Keys Medical Center, Half Shell Raw Bar & Turtle Kraals Restaurant, Boyd’s Key West Campground and the Spottswood Companies.
The Kim Gordon: Music With Heart concert was more than just fun – it was a rousing financial success. After all the expenses were tallied, Music With Heart executive director, Kim Gordon, presented a check for $7068 in net proceeds to Mercy Hiller and Daisy Naseiro of the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys.