Written by David Charles
Directed by Buddy Butler
Featuring THE KUUMBA REPERTORY COMPANY of Chicago
IN THE HOUSE OF THE BLUES is a two act musical combining vocal and instrumental stylings as it tells the story of the blues through the lives and music of six of America's greatest Blues singers: Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey, Clara Smith, Victoria Spivey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday.
The singers and actors have backgrounds in Jazz, Blues and Gospel, or a combination of the three, The CHICAGO JAZZ HOUNDS orchestra is under the direction of Carl (Kansas) Fields who has performed since the beginning of his career with the World's greats: Sidney Bechet, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman and many others.
With Colette, Katherine Davis, Everette Greene, Edward Richardson, Marshal Titus, Laura Walls, Rhonda Ward and Bridget Taylor.
CHICAGO JAZZ HOUNDS: Carl (Kansas) Fields (dir.), Jimmy Ellis, Prentice McCarey, Bill Yancey.