The show pays tribute to the original Cotton Club of New York as it was between 1923 to 1940. The Cotton Club rocketed the popularity of many of the greatest Big Band and Jazz artists of all time. Many talented artists played there such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Sara Vaughan and Moms Mabley, the Nicholas Brothers, and the list goes on and on. The show included fantastic jazz singers, musicians, dancers, hoofers and the late great “Moms Mabley” for comedic relief.
This show is unique in that there is not another one like it around—show runtime is 70 minutes. The entertainers have a wealth of experience between them. Executive producer, Renee Davis Walters, is the creator of the show, MC, and the voice of Lena Horne and Billie Holiday. She has a long history in the arts. You can catch it at the Rio every other Sunday.