A terrific multi media experience”

— Myrna Daniels~LA Jazz Scene

As a  veteran singer-songwriter and accomplished musician who’s toured internationally for 20 years, Kiki was inspired to record and release the CD, “Scarecrow Sessions,” in tribute to her father’s vast career. Its debut was in time for Father’s Day. Songs from this album provide fans new insight into Buddy’s talents as a dramatic actor as well as accomplished dancer. Response to “Scarecrow Sessions” was so strong that she, along with brother Dustin, have created this showcase of personal stories and beautiful photo memories and magical songs in tribute to one of America’s most beloved true pioneers of the entertainment industry.


Actor Buddy Ebsen was perhaps best known for his television roles in the 1960s and 1970s. His fans, however, may not know as much about the first 30 years of his career, as a dancer on Broadway, and in early films. Were it not for fate, American children would have had 75 years to enjoy him in the role of the Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz.” It was the role of a lifetime, but it was also the one that got away.

As progeny of an original star of vaudeville and the Golden Age of Hollywood, Kiki is the “real deal.” An excellent jazz singer and charming storyteller, Kiki is the essence of elegance as she sings and tells stories about her life with her famous father, actor Buddy Ebsen.

I could listen to her sound forever... ”

— Edward Asner

I don't think there's one of our listeners who doesn't like Buddy Ebsen! ”

Phlash Phelps, Morning Host, Sirius XM 60's on 6

Press links

   

Kiki Ebsen Salutes Dad in Fine Style LA Jazz Scene   January 6, 2017 • Myrna Daniels

   

Kiki Ebsen Honors Father in One Woman Show  Hollywood360   December 4, 2016  • Sheryl Aronson
 


 


Kiki Ebsen "To Dad with Love: A Tribute to Buddy Ebsen" Cabaret Scenes  April 12, 2016  •  Mary Bogue

More Photos

Kiki and dad backstage for "An Evening That's Entertainment" circa 1975. (courtesy of the Ebsen family)

Kiki and dad backstage for "An Evening That's Entertainment" circa 1975. (courtesy of the Ebsen family)

Dad and Vilma Ebsen studio shot circa 1930 (courtesy of the Ebsen family)

Dad and Vilma Ebsen studio shot circa 1930 (courtesy of the Ebsen family)

Shirley Temple and Buddy rehearsing the "Codfish Ball" for the movie Captain January circa 1939. (courtesy of 20th Century)

Shirley Temple and Buddy rehearsing the "Codfish Ball" for the movie Captain January circa 1939. (courtesy of 20th Century)

Dad in "The Wizard of Oz" 1939

Dad in "The Wizard of Oz" 1939

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Sample Set List

Missing You
Easy To Love
Comes Love
If I Only Had A Brain
Moon River
St Louis Blues
Laura
Codfish Ball
Over The Rainbow
Kiki Ebsen's graceful performance was packed with an emotional punch that knocked us out of our seats. The subject matter focusing on "father" is profound to us and we were engrossed with her story that was exquisitely directed. Kiki's smooth velvety voice, topped with historic and meaningful imagery on the screen and backed by her remarkably brilliant trio was a delight for the senses. This powerful and unforgettable show is something we want to bring back. ”

— Bernie Furshpan, Metropolitan Room, NYC

…a loving valentine from a daughter to her father, a clever, intimate musical and multi-media portrait of the man we thought we knew and the man Kiki knew as “dad.” … delivers the songs exquisitely, poignantly and often playfully live. it’s the personal storytelling (and film clips, including a delightful number with Shirley Temple)…infuse the show with an unforgettable magic that brings Buddy Ebsen alive once again. ”

— Jonathan Widran, Jazz Journalist

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