Julia Nixon Sings the Songs of Burt Bacharach & Hal David with the Dave Ylvisaker Dozen
The wondrous songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David were first burned into our hearts during the sixties
when their music was everywhere; on the radio, in the movies and on television. Their popularity continue today as new generations of fans discover the timeless treasures found in their music.
Their utterly distinctive & riveting take on pop music earned them more than 20 top ten hits atop the charts, where they were perched for about 10 years.
The string of hits (I Say a Little Prayer, Walk On By, Do You Know The Way to San Jose, You’ll Never Get To Heaven If You Break My Heart, The Look of Love) kept coming and found some of the greatest singers of the day such as Dusty Springfield, Jerry Butler, Aretha Franklin, & most prominently,
Dionne Warwick, lining up to sing the next Bacharach-David smash.
Julia Nixon has been one Washington’s finest and most popular singers for more than 30 years,
going back to a decade long residency at Mr. Henry’s. She had a lead role on Broadway in ‘Dreamgirls’, and won a Helen Hayes award for her work in Studio Theaters ‘Caroline or Change’.
Her longtime pianist Dave Ylvisaker leads a superlative 12 person band complete with horns, strings and backing vocalists to capture the magic found in Bacharach’s arrangements. The band includes some of the area’s most accomplished musicians including Chuck Underwood, Robbie Magruder, Scott Giambusso, Al Williams, Zack Smith, Mike Mills, Nicholas Nixon, Margot MacDonald, Deeme Katson. and Elizabeth Lademan