Roy Eaton: Pianist & Jingle Man in Concert on Sunday

May 6th, 2016, 1:00 pm by Greg

The son of Jamaican immigrants, Roy Eaton took up classical piano when he was six years old, played at Carnegie Hall in 1937, won the first Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950, made his American concert debut with the Chicago Symphony in 1951, and his New York Town Hall debut in 1952.

But then his musical career took a left-hand turn, and he plied his musical talent as a jingle writer in the advertising world. Those of a certain age will certain recall his classic jingles for such clients as Beefaroni, Texaco (“You can trust your car to the man who wears the star”) and Kent cigarettes (with the micronite filter).

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Eaton returned to the world of classical music, and he’ll be playing a special Mother’s Day concert at the intimate Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill at 3pm on Sunday (May 8). His “I Remember Mama” concert will feature selections from Bach, Mozart and Chopin, in addition to some jazz and ragtime.

No word as to whether, he’ll include his Beefaroni jingle…

WHO: Roy Eaton
WHAT: “I Remember Mama: A Selection of Classical Favorites for Mother’s Day”
WHERE: Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill
WHEN: Sunday (May 8), 3pm
HOW MUCH: $15; $10 age 21 and under