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Alpher & Litt

The husband-and-wife cabaret and songwriting team of David Alpher (pianist/composer) and Jennie Litt (singer/lyricist) has been performing together since 1999. They made their New York City cabaret debut in 2010/11 with their almost-all-original show, Composing Ourselves: Songs By Alpher & Litt, with two successful runs at Don’t Tell Mama and The Metropolitan Room. Their original stand-alone cabaret songs draw inspiration from the great satirists of the 1960s, Tom Lehrer and Allan Sherman, as well as cabaret giants Flanders & Swann, Jacques Brel, and Dave Frishberg, while remaining securely rooted in the tradition of the Great American Songbook. has called their songs “enchanting,” and Frishberg himself has praised their “ingenious music and words.” They are two-time ASCAPlus Award winners. Working in a variety of genres — children's music, comic novelty, jazz/blues, neo-Tin Pan Alley, pop, protest, and satire — Litt and Alpher have amassed an eclectic oeuvre of tightly-crafted, piano-driven, stand-alone cabaret songs that tickle the funnybone, tell truths, and touch the heart.

In addition to their work as songwriters,Jennie and David have appeared widely in the Northeast with their American Songbook shows The Elegant & The Immigrant, their tribute to the songs of Cole Porter and Irving Berlin; Rodgers With Hart & Hammerstein; 60s Cabaret; and The People’s Cabaret, a revue of 150 years of songs of the political left. They were headliners at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown, and the 2007 Dissident Arts Festival, and have been featured on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s popular “Performance Place” and “Dancing On The Air,” where they collaborated with folks legends Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.

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