On December 10, ZOHO Music, a latin, jazz, and rock indie CD label, released the studio recorded CD version of My Ship: Songs From 1941, which Dawn Derow has been celebrating this past year by hearing it played on Jazz & indie Radio stations around the US and Canada, and with performances to a full house at New York’s Green Room 42 & Minneapolis, MN’s Dakota Jazz room.
We are thrilled to have her return to the Cotuit Main Stage with this show, along with her Music Director Ian Herman, prestige NYC Bassist; Tom Hubbard and our very own Bart Weismann on drums.
Dawn performed this show for us back in Sept of 2018. “People should come back even if they saw it back then, because there are new songs and the show has grown so much over the years,” says Derow.
The journey of My Ship has earned Dawn the 2018 MAC Award as “Best Female Vocalist” (as well as a MAC and Bistro Awards for her Director Jeff Harnar).
The Album has received rave reviews and won Dawn her 3rd MAC award for “BEST RECORDING” in April 2022.
What did critics think of My Ship: Songs From 1941?
“[Dawn Derow] is a performer that brings to the stage heart, fun, and sexuality . . .” –Times Square Chronicles, January 2022
“[Dawn Derow] is a dynamic performer . . .” –TheaterPizzazz.com, January 2022
“Extraordinary . . . Not to be missed!” –BistroAwards.com
“A Perfect Storm of Entertainment.” –Cabaret Scenes Magazine
In the CD’s liner notes, renowned jazz and cabaret writer James Gavin writes:
“World War II is so far behind us that almost every living link to it is gone. But in her acclaimed cabaret show, My Ship: Songs from 1941, and in this album of its music, Dawn Derow—a smart, sexy, expressive, and vocally polished woman of today—evokes that year as vividly as if it were happening now.”
With My Ship: Songs From 1941, Dawn Derow taps into the chart-topping music written, published or sung by some of the most legendary and prolific performers of the era, including Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Kay Kyser, Tommy Dorsey, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Billie Holliday, and The Andrews Sisters. She shares anecdotes from that year and tried to imagine what it would be like as a woman back in 1941.
Derow and her highly accomplished musicians put a respectful spin on iconic songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)”, “Skylark”, “Let’s Get Away from It All”, “Just Squeeze Me”, and the come-hither invitation of “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” which Derow has released as a burlesque-esque music video on her YouTube Channel.
Tis the season for a little Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (also featured in the show) click here to watch the music video, and don't forget to subscribe!
MY SHIP: SONGS FROM 1941
Dawn Derow, Jazz Vocalist
Ian Herman, Music Director/Pianist
Tom Hubbard, Bassist
Bart Weisman, Drummer
Wednesday, November 30th 7:30pm
On the Main Stage
Discounts: $5 for Members, $2 for seniors/veterans
Stick around after the show to meet the artist for a drink in the lobby!