Tonight is opening night for six-performance run of the acclaimed children’s jazz puppet show The Cat Who Went to Heaven at The Harlem School of the Arts Theater in New York. It brings together contemporary jazz and the traditional Japanese art of Bunraku puppetry. Featured are notable instrumentalists Clark Terry, Kenny Barron, Frank Wess, and the voice of Grady Tate (as the Artist). My kids and I have heard the music and it’s memorable. It’s something we wouldn’t hesitate to see if we lived close to New York.
For more information, check out the press release in The Forum.