Pops Series

Paul Shaffer Presents

Mar 26, 2022

8:00 PM

Paul Shaffer Presents

Mar 26, 2022 8:00 PM

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Doors open at 6:30.

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Long Beach Arena
Pacific Ballroom
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Paul Shaffer, Guest Artist

Valerie Simpson, Vocals

J. Ernest Green, conductor

Enjoy an evening with Paul Shaffer as he shares symphonic renditions of his favorite pop, R&B and jazz tunes. Shaffer, David Letterman’s longtime sidekick and musical director, will take you on a fascinating journey with his stories, reminiscences, and anecdotes. Paul welcomes special guest and Motown legend Valerie Simpson (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “I’m Every Woman”) to the stage as a part of this exciting show.

Paul Shaffer, Guest Artist

For 33 years Paul Shaffer served as David Letterman's musical director and sidekick  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv8kfNRE5u4 . Paul began his career in 1972 as musical director of the Toronto production of "Godspell."  He played piano in "The Magic Show" on Broadway in 1974, then spent the next five …

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Valerie Simpson, Vocals

Valerie Simpson is half of the songwriting-performing-producing entity formerly known as Ashford and Simpson. Their award winning collaborations began 4 decades ago and she along with her late husband Nick Ashford have penned classic hits such as, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I …

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