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Ann's new CD comes out October 19th

My new single "AS TIME GOES BY" from my forthcoming release "Jazz Goes To The Movies" is available to stream now @AppleMusic.

Read about the new record and tour here



Thoughts and Prayers - the new single from Ann Hampton Callaway available digital November 6

The new video for Thoughts And Prayers



I started writing "Thoughts and Prayers" the night I opened at Birdland last year with my saxophonist Jimmy Greene who had lost his beloved daughter Ana at the age of six at the Sandy Hook Shooting. He told me that he didn't think there would ever be gun control in this country because of the overwhelming power of the NRA. Knowing the grief that he and his wife Nelba had suffered, I went to my dressing room and started penning the lyrics. Fast forward to the Parkland Shooting. I was in Florida the day it happened and so upset by the loss and the callous response of politicians who were unwilling to take any action that I finally finished the song.

Ever since I was five and suffered the shock of having our president assassinated I have had a strong sense of mission about finding ways to reduce the violence in our country. When CBS came to our grade school after Kennedy was shot, they interviewed me and asked me what I thought should be done about it. I thought about it and said, "Ban bullets."

It is my hope that people will hear this song and vote according to conscious in this extremely important midterm election. I would love to see a reverse grading system for politicians. Instead of succumbing to the grading system of politicians bought by the NRA, if we the people, graded politicians on their willingness to create sensible gun legislation that would protect children and all the citizens of America, we could make historic progress in making our country a safer, saner and more peaceful nation.

I am grateful to all the wonderful people who took time out of their busy lives to contribute videos and photographs for the music video I did with my director, Steven Lippman, AKA FLIP. Unfortunately, he was too weak and ill to finish the video when we hoped to release it right after the Parkland shooting. He sent me a finished copy of the video not long before he passed away. It's my hope that this video is a small way of honoring Steven's life. He, too, was very committed to the cause of finding ways to making our schools and our towns safer from gun violence. I hope that this song helps to wake people up to take action. If not now, when?

Here are the links where you can download the single:
iTunes | Google Play | Spotify

Thanks,
Ann

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who submitted videos and photographs:

Cyrille Aimée, Lucie Arnaz, Dr. Jane Aronson, Matt Baker, George Ball, Shelly Berg, Alan Bergman, Chris Blasting, Everett Bradley, Ada Rovatti Brecker, Stella Brecker, Michele Brourman, Alison Brown, Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Kelli Carpenter, Cast & Crew of AMC's "Preacher", Cast of "Love Never Dies" North American tour, Susan Claassen, John Clayton, Jane Clementi, Michael Clinton, Tracy Coogle, Pamela Cooper, Cynthia Crane, Alan Cumming, Lorna Dallas-Brown, John di Martino, Fran Drescher, Tim Dufelmeier, Jennifer Elling, Melissa Errico, Jon Faddis, Harvey Fierstein, Lisa Fischer, Nicholas Callaway Foster, Gary Friedman, Steven Frails, Mary Fretz, Julie Garnye, Judy Gold, Simon Grossman, Nick Guarino, Karen Oberlin Hajdu, Stephen Hanks, Mark Hanzel, Clint Holmes, Ann Hooper, Peter Marc Jacobson, Jordan Ann Haris-King, Niki Haris, Grace Kelly, Roslyn Kind, Jann Klose, Carolyn Koenig, Sasha Lazard, Melissa Manchester, The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, Bob Mann, Lynn Manuell, Nelba Márquez-Greene, Karen Mason, Sally Mayes, Amanda McBroom, Audra McDonald, Kate McGarry, Gwen McGill, Mark Morganelli, Darmia Hope Murphy Elliott, Donna Murphy, Susan Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, Barbara Porteus, Sarah Renninger, Seth Rudetsky, Randy Roberts, Lesley Rosenthal, Debra Seaman, Tim Seelig and The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Denise Shaw, Mark Shugoll, Gabriel Skoletsky, Janis Siegel, Jennifer Simard, Anne Steele, Victoria Steineck, Kari Strand, Stacy Sullivan, Tobi Taub, Mardra Thomas, Steve Tyrell, Ben Vereen, Roseanna Vitro, Lesley Ann Warren, Suzanne Wechsler, Edmund Weisberg, Holly Foster Wells, Grant Whelan, Jill Whelan, Paul Wickliffe, Martin Wind, Chris Wood, Libby York and Elizabeth Ziff.



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The Linda Ronstadt Songbook

Ann recently premiered a critically acclaimed night of songs and stories in celebration of one of America's most beloved artists, Linda Ronstadt at Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC.

On the heels on Ann's symphonic/PAC triumph, The Streisand Songbook, this show celebrates the many faces of love in Ronstadt's iconic songs from her Stone Poney Days like "Different Drum" and "Long Long Time" to pop/rock classics like "You're No Good," and "Desperado" to unforgettable classics from her three Nelson Riddle albums like "What's New" and "Am I Blue," to her iconic duets which Callaway performed with her brilliant MD, Billy Stritch.

Adding to the electrifying sound was Martin Wind on bass, Tim Horner on drums, and Linda's long time guitartist and arranger, Bob Mann.


Read the incredible reviews here:

https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2018/09/20/review-ann-hampton-callaway-the-linda-ronstadt-songbook-at-feinsteins-54-below/

https://theaterpizzazz.com/ann-hampton-callaway-hot-in-fuschia-at-54-below/

https://dramaqueennyc.com/2018/09/21/review-ann-hampton-callaway-3/

https://nitelifeexchange.com/whats-new-ann-hampton-callaway-sublimely-sings-the-linda-ronstadt-songbook/



Check Out Ann's Original Movie Theme!



Check out Ann's original song "Pourquoi," which she recorded for the soundtrack to Micheal Mailer's movie "Blind" starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore! Available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

Click here for the article.





To offer blessings to all those impacted by Hurricane Florence, Ann shares her inspiring original song "Carry On" composed after Hurricane Katrina.

Please listen and share with your friends who need encouragment.



Check out some of these recent performances and reviews:

Ann sings "What the World Needs Now is Love" with 40 Broadway stars at The DNC. Entertainment Weekly calls it the top event of both the Republican and Democratic Conventions! http://www.snappytv.com/tc/2461200

Ann Hampton Callaway Among the 50 Plus Broadway Stars to Record "What the World Needs Now is Love" to Benefit Orlando, Currently Number 1 On i-Tunes

Broadway Records President Van Dean, SiriusXM Radio Host Seth Rudetsky and Producer James Wesley today announced the charitable initiative Broadway for Orlandoand an all-star roster of theater artists to record the new benefit single "What the World Needs Now is Love," produced in conjunction with Playbill at Avatar Studios. Created to honor the victims and those wounded in the Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse nightclub and aid the surrounding community, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.




Photo credit: Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Featuring: Sara Bareilles, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Andréa Burns, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Len Cariou, Paul Castree, Michael Cerveris, Joshua Colley, Lilla Crawford, Carmen Cusack, Darius de Haas, Fran Drescher, Gloria Estefan, Kimiko Glenn, Whoopi Goldberg, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Nina Hennessey, James Monroe Iglehart, Julie James, Carole King, Judy Kuhn, Nathan Lane, Anika Larsen, Zachary Levi, Jose Llana, Rebecca Luker, Andrea Martin, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Janet Metz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Donna Murphy, Rosie O'Donnell, Kelli O'Hara, Rory O'Malley, Orfeh, Sarah Jessica Parker, Christine Pedi, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, Keala Settle, Kate Shindle, Jennifer Simard, Will Swenson, Rachel Tucker, Tommy Tune, Jonah Verdon, Lillias White, Edith Windsor, Marissa Jaret Winokur, B.D. Wongand Tony Yazbeck.

#BroadwayforOrlando on The Maya and Marty Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4ooQcRbMFg&feature=share
#BroadwayforOrlando recording the single (Playbill.com) http://www.playbill.com/article/see-how-the-idea-for-what-the-world-needs-now-is-love-came-about
Buy the single download or CD http://www.broadwayrecords.com/
Keep the charity single number 1 on i-Tunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-world-needs-now-is-love/id1125547532


Ann performs "How High the Moon" on WGN.

Ann celebrates and talks about Sarah Vaughan with Ramsey Lewis on WTTW's Chicago Tonight hosted by Phil Ponce.

Ann Performs "Misty" with Ramsey Lewis and Josh Ramos on WTTW's Chicago Tonight.

"Callaway opened the program, the nature of her instrument - with its bell-like high notes and throaty low ones - coming closest to the character of Vaughan's sound. That much was apparent on Callaway's superb 2014 album, "From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project," but all the more on this occasion. Callaway lavished sumptuous colors on "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," spun silken strands of melody in "Misty" and referenced Vaughan's ability to invent melodic lines during high-flying scat passages in "Lullaby of Birdland."

"The dramatic high point of the evening, however, belonged to Callaway, who found new meanings in Stephen Sondheim's most famous and least interesting song, "Send in the Clowns." To Callaway - who told the audience she'd heard Vaughan deliver the work during the singer's final concert - this wasn't just a statement on the follies of love. It was a lament, an outpouring, a guttural cry on the beauty and tragedy of life, some passages sung a cappella, leaving Callaway utterly exposed emotionally and vocally. And all the more powerful for it. The performance deserved the standing ovation it instantly received, prompting Alexander to wonder if the concert should even continue after that. It did, enriched - as from the beginning - with orchestrations from Vaughan's recordings transcribed by conductor Lindberg." - Howard Reich

Ann receives rave review from Chicago Tribune's Howard Reich for her performance at Symphony Center.

- "NY Jazz Goes To The Movies"

November 16
Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY

November 18
Memorial Hall, Hutchinson, KS - "Ann Hampton Callaway Duo"

November 30
Acorn Theatre, Three Oaks, MI - "Ann Hampton Callaway Solo"

December 2
Club Arcada Speakeasy, St. Charles, IL - "Diva Power"

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