Although the plan for the American stay had currently been to "make miles" on a new Warren Byrd album, Warren was plucked to be the pianist in the famous jukebox musical "Five Guys Named Moe". I was offered to take on the role of trumpeter--quite a challenge, yet a great pleasure. It fires my inspiration and fuels me much toward Warren's album and, as well, my own projects, such as remixing my album "Trumpets Around The World". 

Five Guys Named Moe
@ Playhouse On Park, West Hartford, CT US
Performance schedule: January 26 - February 27, 2022; total shows: 35

Louis Jordan
Five Guys Named Moe is a jukebox musical, book by Clarke Peters
and Music and Lyrics by Louis Jordan and others.
The musical is based on a previous musical with the same name by Louis Jordan from 1943.
Directed and Choreographed by Brittney Griffin
Associate Choreographer Darius Barnes
Music Direction by Dexter Pettaway 
The Story:
His woman left him, he’s broke, and it’s almost five a.m. But don’t worry about our hero. All he needs is the right music—and the right guys—to get him through. Enter five guys named Moe, stepping out through his radio to cajole, comfort and jazz him with dozens of whimsical hit songs from the extraordinary Louis Jordan. FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is an international sensation. Initially produced in London's West End by the legendary Cameron Mackintosh, this exhilarating, all-embracing theatrical experience moved to Broadway in 1992 and was nominated for two Tony Awards.

“[The show is driven by] fast pacing and high stakes. What matters most here is that the material is respected, the audience is nurtured, [and] warmth comes in great waves.”
Chicgaco Tribune
"There ain't no party like a Five Guys party", the Moes sing at one point, and it's absolutely true. A night of total fun.” What's On Stage

Jazzy greetz,
Saskia Laroo & Warren Byrd from Hartford, CT - US

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