Jennie Litt and David Alpher

Hudson Valley-based duo Jennie Litt (vocals) and David Alpher (piano) have appeared at numerous venues in the northeast and beyond. Their all-original revue Smart-Alecky Songs for Serious Times offers an hour of songs in the great comic tradition of Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, and Flanders & Swann, with lyrics by Litt and music by Alpher. Other shows offer in-depth explorations of the Great American Songbook: The Elegant & The Immigrant: Cole Porter & Irving Berlin Together presents works by two songwriting greats in matched pairs; the duo delves even deeper into obscure Berliniana with Another Serving of Irving Berlin (with folksinging cantor Robert Cohen). They premiered Rodgers with Hart & Hammerstein in 2006, in collaboration with Poets of Tin Pan Alley author Philip Furia. People’s Cabaret, a witty and loving musical history lesson, surveys a century’s worth of songs of the political left, and Something Borrowed, Something Due may be the only library-themed cabaret show on the books. Of their 2005 collaboration with traditional music artists Jay Ungar (fiddle) and Molly Mason (guitar) in a program of Americana, the upstate (NY) press wrote, “that afternoon, something really clicked between the performers and their material, and the audience . . . that produced a truly magical result.” “Jennie Litt’s lovely voice is perfectly suited to her repertoire . . . She can really sell a song, like Barbara Cook can sell a song.” They can be reached at

Known events for Jennie Litt and David Alpher:
03-Jun-2006 - Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown
09-Jun-2006 - Harvard University
10-Jun-2006 -
Harvard University
10-Jun-2006 -
West End Theater
11-Jun-2006 -
West End Theater
17-Jun-2006 -
Thompson House Resort
29-Jun-2006 -
Rockport Chamber Music Festival

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