Benito Crawford was born in 1979 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but grew up in Mount Airy, North Carolina. He attended Duke University for undergraduate study (B.A. Music, B.A. Mathematics from Trinity College ’02). He returned to Duke for his graduate degree in music composition (Ph.D.’11). His arrangement here is meant to capture the lively (and bawdy) atmosphere of the cabaret that patrons of Le Mirliton would have experienced.