Avery Sommers Wows With American Classics at Arts Garage

The Arts Garage in Delray Beach hits homers not singles, and Saturday night was a home run!

Avery Sommers, an actress and singer, performed to a full house with with a jazz program of nostalgic music entitled “Love…It’s Magic.” Sommers was on Broadway, has performed at the former Royal Room in Palm Beach, and is a native Floridian. On Broadway, she’s belted out tunes in classics “Chicago” and “Show Boat,” but her best known role was in “Ain’t Misbehavin.”

Sommers has a loyal following, and notable fans in the audience were “American Standards by the Sea” broadcaster Dick Robinson, music coordinator Lady Helen from Legends 100, local singer and entertainer Rob Russell, and some of Sommers’ family.

The audience enjoyed American Standards such as “At Last,” Bert Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now,” Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song,” and Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer’s “That Old Black Magic.” Sommers ended this magical evening with “O Holy Night” and Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.”

Don’t miss Avery Sommers’ next visit to the Arts Garage!

Arts Garage, 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach; 561/450-6357; artsgarage.org