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Artist of the day: Jayne Trinette




Jayne Trinette has some notable theater credits. For two years she was in the national tour of The Lion King. She was in the cast of the production of Tony Kushner’s musical Caroline, or Change that played in Los Angeles and San Francisco. And last year, she gave a strong performance as Rose, the wife of Troy Maxson, in August Wilson’s Fences at American Stage in St. Petersburg.

But her latest project has her diving into the persona of an iconic jazz artist: Lena Horne.

“I never want her to be forgotten,’’ Trinette says. “She was such a silky singer, such a classy, all-around artist.’’

Around the time Horne died on May 9, Trinette began thinking of putting together a cabaret show in tribute to her. The show, which was staged last weekend, features a number of songs associated with Horne, such as The Very Thought of You, All of Me and The Lady is a Tramp, as part of the After Hours series at American Stage.

Trinette, with pianist James W. Crumbly Jr., will take the stage again at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $15 in advance or pay what you can at the door. (727) 823-7529;

Click here for John Fleming's story about Trinette's journey to Tampa -- and her tribute to Horne.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:06pm]


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