Melody Gardot and New York Pops Open Central Park Summerstage 2010

For the opening of the 2010 Central Park Summerstage concert series, the New York Pops (which also performed at the 2009 opener) kicked off with versions of Dave Brubeck‘s “Blue Rondo a La Turk” and Duke Ellington‘s “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” before welcoming Melody Gardot, who came on with her four-piece band comprising Charles Staab III (drums), Charnett Moffett (bass), Irwin Hall and Anthony Ware (saxophone, flute and clarinet). More…