Savannah native Johnny Mercer led our country through the jazz era as the greatest composer of lyrics America has ever produced. His music, which includes such timeless standards as “Moon River,” “Autumn Leaves,” and “Blues in the Night,” is celebrated by a trio of musicians featuring pianist David Duckworth, singer Kim Polote, and a bassist. The concert is ideal as after-dinner entertainment, but can also be used as background music during dinner or other social gatherings.
Native to Savannah as well, Kim Polote is a professional singer, motivational speaker, and entertainer. She and David have performed together for the MCI and PGA golf tournaments, the Media Research Group, and the Savannah Music Festival. Her live performances with David Duckworth have been nationally aired on the Emmy-winning “Great Hotels” show of the Travel Channel and Emmy-winning “Paula Deen’s Cooking
Kim sings using a cordless microphone, to allow maximum interaction with the guests during the performance. David sings some back-up vocals and plays a keyboard with a grand piano sound. If a well-tuned baby grand is available, David will play the grand piano and place a microphone in the piano. An acoustic bass player adds to the piano accompaniment.
When performing for an engagement, Kim and David use their own sound equipment, which includes a portable 300 Watt PA system capable of accommodating a room of up to 300 people. The speakers are two-way 10-inch speakers, mounted on stands from 4 to 10 feet high, and produce a high fidelity sound.