The Great American Songbook is a body of repertoire that arose in the first half of the 20th century from sources like Broadway musicals, variety shows, revues, clubs, radio, films, and early television programs. These songs, often written by renowned composers like Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin, captured the public’s imagination and wormed their way into the ears of a nation. Time and again, these musical gems have been performed, remade, and renewed in jazz, pop, and theater idioms. The frequency and ubiquity of their performance, and their unique identification with American music history have led to acceptance of the Great American Songbook canon. SSU’s vocalists will put their own spin on these classic songs, in a jazzy, tuneful, and spirited final recital of the semester.