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Here is an index of past Cabaret and Live Entertainment Events from around the world with links to more complete details where available. Items will be added as days events are completed.
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CABARET EVENTS ARCHIVES
JANUARY 2012
MONDAY through SUNDAY - JANUARY 1st through 8th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JANUARY 8th

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NYC: LUCIE ARNAZ SHOWS HER "LATIN ROOTS" AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will open its Winter 2012 season with the return of Lucie Arnaz in a show based on her new CD "Latin Roots" with performances Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm, with an added show on Saturday at 10:30 pm. In an eclectic celebration of her musical heritage, Arnaz playfully wends her way through pop south of the border sounds, enduring American standards, enhanced with a Brazilian accent or basted by a Bossa Nova beat and she takes on some of the fiery Latin classics of her father, Desi Arnaz. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: MARK NADLER PREMIERES "CRAZY 1961" AT BEECHMAN

International cabaret star Mark Nadler includes 61 songs and 61 newsworthy events in his new show, "Crazy 1961," a celebration of the year of his birth at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909), with performances on Sundays, December 8th, 15th & 22nd at 1:00 pm. Nadler, premiered the show in June at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia (where he has headlined for four seasons), mixes scholarship and showmanship in this show. Backed by Scott Johnson on guitar, Mark Lopeman on reeds, Robert Sabin on bass, and Sherrie Maricle on drums, Nadler will include songs by written and/or performed in 1961 by Neil Sedaka, Elvis Presley, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini, Noel Coward and Mr. Ed. There is a $15 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, will be playing her weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch on January 8th at LE PESCADEUX (90 Thompson Street, NYC - 212-966-0021), a lovely French restaurant in the heart of Soho. She will be joined by Saul Rubin on guitar and Pat O'Leary on bass in this charming boite that offers a great, well-priced menu and cozy atmosphere. They will play three sets from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested. No cover, no minimum.


NYC: HOWARD FISHMAN & ETIENNE CHARLES AT THE METROPOLITAN

Acclaimed singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman will be performing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, January 7th at 4:00 and Sunday, January 8th at 9:30 pm. Fishman's exuberant, spontaneous, and unvarnished music has made him a favorite of audiences and critics alike. Ever-evolving and impossible to pin down, Fishman filters a deep passion for New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, blues and gospel music through a completely original, experimental aesthetic, to create a sound entirely his own. There is a $15 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "DENIAL"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas returns to ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141 - ) on Sunday, January 8th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Denial Is Not Just a River in Egypt". Co-Host will be Kevin McMullan. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. For details see http://www.markjanasthesalon.com/ . There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": 2011 CD ROUNDUP
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, January 8th, David will another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway. This week he presents "A Round-Up Of 2011 CD Releases & Re-issues, Part 1". For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/

NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL & THE AFRO-LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill will be performing on Mondays in January at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with shows at 9:00 & 11:00 pm. O'Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. After leading his late father's orchestra for many years, Arturo formed his own band, The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in order to explore his and other compositions in the panoply of Afro-Latin music. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

DC: MOSE ALLISON AT BLUES ALLEY

The legendary Mose Allison will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It would be difficult to find any living jazz artist so utterly, comprehensively American as Mose Allison. His melting-pot piano style, which seamlessly combines the sounds of back country and big city; his carefree, everyman way of singing; his sly cynicism - these are all reflections of the national character, and the basis of his five decades of popularity. Allison, pianist/singer/composer, has been a major influence on musicians of the last 50 years and he has been touring and recording for at least that long. His songs have been recorded by many, among them, The Who, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Diana Krall. His singular style, a unique blending of jazz and blues, and his profound lyrical wit, mark him as a true American original. Tickets are $25.

L.A.: KRITZERLAND: TOONFUL! GREAT SONGS FROM ANIMATED FILMS

Kritzerland at Sterlings presents TOONFUL! GREAT SONGS FROM ANIMATED FILMS, A Tribute to the Memory of Michelle Nicastro, on Sunday, January 8th starting at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S UPSTAIRS (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-754-8700) - NOTE NEW LOCATION - DAY - TIME. The January show, marks the first of family-friendly shows like Toonful, which is chockfull of great songs from animated classics such as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Toy Story, and others, including some fun obscure stuff (it wouldn't be a Kritzerland show otherwise). Producer Bruce Kimmel had a long and wonderful working relationship with the late Michelle Nicastro - four solo albums and she appeared on more than thirty others for him over the years. This show is a tribute to her warm and wonderful memory. As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, and in this all-female cast are some of the loveliest voices that have appeared in animated features as well as musical theatre. Performers include Susanne Blakeslee (Forbidden Broadway; 101 Dalmations II, Cruella de Vill) Elizabeth Brackenbury (National tour: Music of the Night; Vanities, Pasadena Playhouse) Melody Hollis (Broadway: Susan in Irving Berlin's White Christmas) Jane Noseworthy (Carrie, Reprise's Carousel; Disney: The Princess and the Frog) Anneliese van der Pol (Broadway: Belle in Beauty and The Beast) . Music Director: A.J. Robb. Cover charge is $31 with includes a $13 food/drink allowance.

SF: FRANK JACKSON & FRIENDS WITH A TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE

Legendary Bay Area Giant of Jazz, Frank J. Jackson performs at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) with Special Guest Kim Nalley, Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). Jackson has long been recognized as a brilliant jazz pianist and vocalist, standup vocalist, bandleader, producer, recording artist and composer. For more than 60 years, Frank has been serving up his impeccable, elegant piano style, smooth warm vocals and unique phrasing. He has performed with and for the greats: Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Charlie Bird Parker, John Coltrane, Lester Young, Chet Baker, just to name a few. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: CAT COMMANDER IS: FALLING
MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL EVENT

Direct from a successful season at the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival, THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) proudly presents Cat Commander is: Falling, a one woman show with an acoustic soundtrack of love songs written in the key of heartbreak. There are two performances, at 7:00 & 9:00 pm on Sunday, January 8th. Cat Commander is drinking her way through the last memories that are left in the liquor cabinet while a story of love, loss and heartbreak unfolds in 13 original songs. Call for cover/minimum information.

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SATURDAY - JANUARY 7th

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NYC: LUCIE ARNAZ SHOWS HER "LATIN ROOTS" AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will open its Winter 2012 season with the return of Lucie Arnaz in a show based on her new CD "Latin Roots" with performances Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm, with an added show on Saturday at 10:30 pm. In an eclectic celebration of her musical heritage, Arnaz playfully wends her way through pop south of the border sounds, enduring American standards, enhanced with a Brazilian accent or basted by a Bossa Nova beat and she takes on some of the fiery Latin classics of her father, Desi Arnaz. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: HOWARD FISHMAN & ETIENNE CHARLES AT THE METROPOLITAN

Acclaimed singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman will be performing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, January 7th at 4:00 and Sunday, January 8th at 9:30 pm. Fishman's exuberant, spontaneous, and unvarnished music has made him a favorite of audiences and critics alike. Ever-evolving and impossible to pin down, Fishman filters a deep passion for New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, blues and gospel music through a completely original, experimental aesthetic, to create a sound entirely his own. There is a $15 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: TOM VAUGHN WITH TRAIL OF CHEERS

Tom Vaughn makes his solo debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, January 7th at 9:30 pm in Trail of Cheers. The evening features arrangements of standards and Broadway classics, folk-pop ballads and Tom's original music. Joining Tom is special guest, Broadway actress and MAC and Bistro Award winner, Raissa Katona Bennett. Musical Direction is by Pianist Jeff Cubeta. The band features Guitarist Sean Harkness, David Lizmi on Bass and Mary Rodriquez on Drums. Tom most recently portrayed the roles of "Sister Hubert" in NUNSENSE AMEN and "Miles Gloriosus" in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, produced by Fire Island Pines Arts Project. Additional regional credits include, Kiss me Kate, Rigoletto, and On the 20th Century. Tom's background vocals can also be heard on the Lucie Arnaz CD "Latin Roots" musically produced by Ron Abel and Lucie Arnaz. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, LE SCANDAL CABARET, continues on Saturdays, January 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). In its ninth year, Le Scandal features variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. New performers every week! Expect sword swallowers, belly dancers, rope trick cowboys, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra. For tickets, visit Smarttix at http://www.smarttix.com/ or 212-484-4444. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NICHOLAS PAYTON QUARTET & TELEVISION STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Since 1994 Nicholas Payton has been lauded as one of the leading young instrumental voices in jazz. He and his quartet will be appearing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. They will be joined by his new 20-piece Television Studio Orchestra on Friday & Saturday. Even though he started out as a "young lion" (a guardian of the swing and bebop flames) the 38-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has since built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history and various experimental elements. There is a $30-$40 cover cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

DC: MOSE ALLISON AT BLUES ALLEY

The legendary Mose Allison will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It would be difficult to find any living jazz artist so utterly, comprehensively American as Mose Allison. His melting-pot piano style, which seamlessly combines the sounds of back country and big city; his carefree, everyman way of singing; his sly cynicism - these are all reflections of the national character, and the basis of his five decades of popularity. Allison, pianist/singer/composer, has been a major influence on musicians of the last 50 years and he has been touring and recording for at least that long. His songs have been recorded by many, among them, The Who, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Diana Krall. His singular style, a unique blending of jazz and blues, and his profound lyrical wit, mark him as a true American original. Tickets are $25.

CHI: CHERYL SZUCSITS IN AS LONG AS I CAN SING

A show about how music really does provide the soundtracks of our lives will be performed by Cheryl Szucsits on Friday & Saturday, January 6th & 7th at 8:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830). Cheryl and musical director Robert Ollis share their hearts with you through music from the theater, pop and spiritual worlds. "As Long as I Can Sing" is a musical journey about how music truly is a universal language. When you cannot find the words, there is a song that can say it for you! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

CHI: A SALUTE TO 2012 NEA JAZZ MASTER VON FREEMAN

Singer-Songwriter Joanie Pallatto and Pianist-Composer Bradley Parker-Sparrow will present their original songs and improvisations in ""The After Party for Von Freeman" A Salute to the 2012 NEA Jazz Master at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592) on Saturday, January 7th at 6:30 pm. This celebration of legendary tenor sax master Von Freeman will also include special guests. There is a $5 cover .

SF: FRANK JACKSON & FRIENDS WITH A TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE

Legendary Bay Area Giant of Jazz, Frank J. Jackson performs at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) with Special Guest Kim Nalley, Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). Jackson has long been recognized as a brilliant jazz pianist and vocalist, standup vocalist, bandleader, producer, recording artist and composer. For more than 60 years, Frank has been serving up his impeccable, elegant piano style, smooth warm vocals and unique phrasing. He has performed with and for the greats: Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Charlie Bird Parker, John Coltrane, Lester Young, Chet Baker, just to name a few. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: JAZZ SINGER/PIANIST JASON DOTTLEY IN XXX

Bay Area Legend Jason Dottley brings his show "XXX: My First 30 Years (Get Your Mind Outta the Gutter)" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189), along with Special Guest BeBe Sweetbriar on Saturday, January 7th at 10:00 pm. Known on stage and television as "Ty" in "Sordid Lives", as well as for his Top 20 Billboard dance hits, Jason Dottley returns to the stage with his debut one-man show. From stories about how the tragically sudden death of his father at 18 influenced his music at 28, to meeting Madonna, stalking Britney Spears while at Christmas at Olivia Newton-John's home, and even getting the hives from a diva'd-up Rue McClanahan, XXX exposes both the humor and the sadness of Jason Dottley's first 30 years. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: CIRCUS HORRIFICUS AT THE BUTTERFLY
MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL EVENT

A new show from Samora Squid & Bridget Bridge, Circus Horrificus, will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Saturday, January 7th at 9:00 pm. In the mountains of Tasmania, lurks one of the world's most truly idiotic clown troupes, Circus Horrificus. åSquid & Bridge are renowned for their extreme slapstick & stunt-based physical-comedy skits that truly test the durability of this unique pair of twits' bodies. Call for cover/minimum information.

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FRIDAY - JANUARY 6th

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NYC: LUCIE ARNAZ SHOWS HER "LATIN ROOTS" AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will open its Winter 2012 season with the return of Lucie Arnaz in a show based on her new CD "Latin Roots" with performances Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm, with an added show on Saturday at 10:30 pm. In an eclectic celebration of her musical heritage, Arnaz playfully wends her way through pop south of the border sounds, enduring American standards, enhanced with a Brazilian accent or basted by a Bossa Nova beat and she takes on some of the fiery Latin classics of her father, Desi Arnaz. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: THE NATE BIRKEY QUARTET AT 55 BAR

The Nate Birkey Quartet (Nate Birkey - trumpet, vocals; Mark Soskinl, piano; Bill Moring, bass; Tim Horner, drums) will perform from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, January 6th at 55 BAR (55 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-929-9883). Birkey has released seven albums for the California-based Household Ink Records. With the 2008 releases of Almost Home and Christmas - his first recordings made with his New York City quintet, Birkey takes another step upward and outward. Deftly mixing standards tastefully delivered, warm and imaginative originals in various genre leanings, and material from less-trodden sources, Birkey has an engaging way with a song, as a fluid improviser and vocalist of understated grace. There is no cover charge.

NYC: MARILYN MAYE REPRISES HER NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW UN JANUARY

Marilyn Maye plans to keep the New Year's Eve party going at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with three additional by-request shows, Wednesday through Friday, January 4th through 6th at 7:00 pm. "Marilyn By Request," is the show in which Maye and her Billy Stritch-led band will create a new show based on audience requests. (Audience members will be asked for song suggestions when making their reservations.) Since she returned to New York in October 2006 after a 15-year absence, Maye has introduced an entirely new generation to a fun-loving performance style that once was the hallmark of large rooms and nightclubs across the country. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NICHOLAS PAYTON QUARTET & TELEVISION STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Since 1994 Nicholas Payton has been lauded as one of the leading young instrumental voices in jazz. He and his quartet will be appearing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. They will be joined by his new 20-piece Television Studio Orchestra on Friday & Saturday. Even though he started out as a "young lion" (a guardian of the swing and bebop flames) the 38-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has since built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history and various experimental elements. There is a $30-$40 cover cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

PA: "GEORGE, IRA, AND COLE" AT VILLE IN THE SKY

A brand new, beautiful, state of the art cabaret facility is preparing to open its doors to cabaret enthusiasts in Central Pennsylvania at Millersville University's VILLE IN THE SKY (42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA - TKTS: 717-872-3811). On Friday, January 6th at 8:00 pm, "George, Ira, and Cole" features Lancaster favorite, and no stranger to the cabaret world, Randall Frizado. This seasoned cabaret artist has been performing to sold out houses for years, bringing his charm, wit, and eclectic musical taste to each and every cabaret performance. This time, Frizado pays tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, and Cole Porter, three of the greatest composers and lyricists of the 20th century. The evening will be bursting with wonderful music. Songs featured include, "Embracable You", "Night and Day", "Just One Of Those Things", and so many more. This powerhouse vocalist has graced stages across the United States, and Canada, and is creating this brand new cabaret event specifically for Ville In The Skye. With state of the art acoustics, a classic Steinway piano, and a wall of windows overlooking the downtown skyline, VILLE IN THE SKY has spared no expense in making this venue the place to see cabaret in Pennsylvania. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: MOSE ALLISON AT BLUES ALLEY

The legendary Mose Allison will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It would be difficult to find any living jazz artist so utterly, comprehensively American as Mose Allison. His melting-pot piano style, which seamlessly combines the sounds of back country and big city; his carefree, everyman way of singing; his sly cynicism - these are all reflections of the national character, and the basis of his five decades of popularity. Allison, pianist/singer/composer, has been a major influence on musicians of the last 50 years and he has been touring and recording for at least that long. His songs have been recorded by many, among them, The Who, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Diana Krall. His singular style, a unique blending of jazz and blues, and his profound lyrical wit, mark him as a true American original. Tickets are $25.

CHI: CHERYL SZUCSITS IN AS LONG AS I CAN SING

A show about how music really does provide the soundtracks of our lives will be performed by Cheryl Szucsits on Friday & Saturday, January 6th & 7th at 8:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830). Cheryl and musical director Robert Ollis share their hearts with you through music from the theater, pop and spiritual worlds. "As Long as I Can Sing" is a musical journey about how music truly is a universal language. When you cannot find the words, there is a song that can say it for you! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: FRANK JACKSON & FRIENDS WITH A TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE

Legendary Bay Area Giant of Jazz, Frank J. Jackson performs at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) with Special Guest Kim Nalley, Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). Jackson has long been recognized as a brilliant jazz pianist and vocalist, standup vocalist, bandleader, producer, recording artist and composer. For more than 60 years, Frank has been serving up his impeccable, elegant piano style, smooth warm vocals and unique phrasing. He has performed with and for the greats: Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Charlie Bird Parker, John Coltrane, Lester Young, Chet Baker, just to name a few. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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THURSDAY - JANUARY 5th

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NYC: LUCIE ARNAZ SHOWS HER "LATIN ROOTS" AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will open its Winter 2012 season with the return of Lucie Arnaz in a show based on her new CD "Latin Roots" with performances Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm, with an added show on Saturday at 10:30 pm. In an eclectic celebration of her musical heritage, Arnaz playfully wends her way through pop south of the border sounds, enduring American standards, enhanced with a Brazilian accent or basted by a Bossa Nova beat and she takes on some of the fiery Latin classics of her father, Desi Arnaz. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: CAST OF LYSISTRATA JONES
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday January 5th at 6:00 pm. This week's show will feature as guests the cast of Lysistrata Jones and that musical's book writer, Douglas Carter Beane. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS ! See: http://www.sethsbroadwaychatterbox.com/ .


NYC: NEW WEEKLY SHOW FROM SCOTT SIEGEL "THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents "THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY," a new weekly show produced, created and hosted by Scott Siegel in an open-ended run on Thursdays at 11:00 pm. Jesse Kissel serves as Musical Director. THE BROADWAY HOOTENANY will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's greatest songs. This week's cast includes Alice Ripley, Nancy Anderson, Kevin Earley, & Carole J. Bufford. They will perform Broadway show tunes in the new hit show that changes every Thursday night with a new cast singing entirely different songs every week.  There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: VINTAGE JAZZ AND CLASSICAL SWING MUSIC THURSDAYS

Donald Schaffer Entertainment in association with Ward Morehouse III presents The Lapis Luna Quartet with Vintage Jazz and Classical Swing Music every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 pm at the ROSE ROOM OF THE PLAZA HOTEL (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, NYC - 212-759-3000) in an open-ended run. Lapis Luna brings you the captivating jazz of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s with a classical glittering sound. Standards, enchanting ballads, obscure swing-era gems, and vintage melodies the way they were meant to be heard: vibrant, funny, romantic, and cool. The band is made up of Shawn Aileen Clark on vocals, John Merrill on guitar, Chris Pistorino on bass, and Brian Floody on drums and percussion. There is no cover, but there are marvelous drinks and champagne. Reservations recommended.


NYC: MARILYN MAYE REPRISES HER NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW UN JANUARY

Marilyn Maye plans to keep the New Year's Eve party going at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with three additional by-request shows, Wednesday through Friday, January 4th through 6th at 7:00 pm. "Marilyn By Request," is the show in which Maye and her Billy Stritch-led band will create a new show based on audience requests. (Audience members will be asked for song suggestions when making their reservations.) Since she returned to New York in October 2006 after a 15-year absence, Maye has introduced an entirely new generation to a fun-loving performance style that once was the hallmark of large rooms and nightclubs across the country. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NICHOLAS PAYTON QUARTET & TELEVISION STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Since 1994 Nicholas Payton has been lauded as one of the leading young instrumental voices in jazz. He and his quartet will be appearing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. They will be joined by his new 20-piece Television Studio Orchestra on Friday & Saturday. Even though he started out as a "young lion" (a guardian of the swing and bebop flames) the 38-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has since built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history and various experimental elements. There is a $30-$40 cover cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

DC: MOSE ALLISON AT BLUES ALLEY

The legendary Mose Allison will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It would be difficult to find any living jazz artist so utterly, comprehensively American as Mose Allison. His melting-pot piano style, which seamlessly combines the sounds of back country and big city; his carefree, everyman way of singing; his sly cynicism - these are all reflections of the national character, and the basis of his five decades of popularity. Allison, pianist/singer/composer, has been a major influence on musicians of the last 50 years and he has been touring and recording for at least that long. His songs have been recorded by many, among them, The Who, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Diana Krall. His singular style, a unique blending of jazz and blues, and his profound lyrical wit, mark him as a true American original. Tickets are $25.

SF: FRANK JACKSON & FRIENDS WITH A TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE

Legendary Bay Area Giant of Jazz, Frank J. Jackson performs at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) with Special Guest Kim Nalley, Thursday through Sunday, January 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). Jackson has long been recognized as a brilliant jazz pianist and vocalist, standup vocalist, bandleader, producer, recording artist and composer. For more than 60 years, Frank has been serving up his impeccable, elegant piano style, smooth warm vocals and unique phrasing. He has performed with and for the greats: Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Charlie Bird Parker, John Coltrane, Lester Young, Chet Baker, just to name a few. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 4th

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NYC: ANGELA SHULTZ PRESENTS "DO OVERS"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz returns once more to reprise her acclaimed show from 2011 at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) about the roads we did and did not take in "Do Overs" on Wednesday, January 4th at 7:00 pm. We all know what it's like to wish we could have a second chance. Why do some get a do over and some do not? What would you do differently the second time around? What if what you think you want isn't really better? These questions are expressed by Angela Shultz, 2010 MAC Hanson Award winner through the songs of Sondheim, Coleman, Yeston, Brett Kristofferson, Rascal Flatts and many more. MAC and Bistro Award winning songwriter Brett Kristofferson will serve as the show's musical director. MAC, Bistro and Nightlife Award winner Lennie Watts directs. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: KAT GANG CONTINUES AT THE PLAZA'S ROSE ROOM WEDNESDAYS

Kat Gang brings her unique vocal style to the ROSE ROOM OF THE PLAZA HOTEL (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, NYC - 212-759-3000) every Wednesday at 9:00 pm, for an open-ended engagement. She will be singing Traditional Jazz Standards, Cole Porter, Gershwin and others from the Great American Songbook. Kat has a soul steeped in jazz. Born in Boston she began her music theory training as a teenager at Berklee and then fell in love with the energy of New York City and went on to gain her BFA from NYU. After that she continued studying music at the Royal Academy in London. Kat lived and worked singing jazz all over England for seven years. She has performed twice at the GRAMMY Awards with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, has acted in various feature-length independent films, and currently is back in New York performing frequently and exploring the depth of jazz fusion and improvisation with her versatile, extraordinary ear and voice. The Rose Room has a policy of no cover or minimum for its music, fabulous cocktails, wine and champagne.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: KEITH LOFTIS

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte and Joan Uttal Anderson, Production Consultant. The next show is on Wednesday, January 4th and features Keith Loftis – Tenor & Soprano Sax, with Anthony Wonsey – Piano, Dezron Douglas - Bass, and Donald Edwards - Drums. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Dana Lorge hosts "Wednesday Night at the Iguana" every week at 8:00 pm at IGUANA'S VIP LOUNGE (240 West 54th Street, NYC - 212-765-5454). This week's event, on Wednesday, January 4th, guest performers are Marnie Klarr, Adam Shapiro, Lindsey Holloway, Keisha St. John, Nancy Redman, Bobbie Horowitz, Karen Dryer, Dominic Palillo, with Barry Levitt on piano, Saadi Zain on bass. There is a $13 cover, no minimum.

NYC: MARILYN MAYE REPRISES HER NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW UN JANUARY

Marilyn Maye plans to keep the New Year's Eve party going at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with three additional by-request shows, Wednesday through Friday, January 4th through 6th at 7:00 pm. "Marilyn By Request," is the show in which Maye and her Billy Stritch-led band will create a new show based on audience requests. (Audience members will be asked for song suggestions when making their reservations.) Since she returned to New York in October 2006 after a 15-year absence, Maye has introduced an entirely new generation to a fun-loving performance style that once was the hallmark of large rooms and nightclubs across the country. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DAVID OSTWALD'S GULLY LOW JAZZ BAND WEDNESDAYS AT BIRDLAND

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band (also known as the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band) breathes life and passion into America's own great art form at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Wednesday nights from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Now in its 11th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder, and more. There is a $10-$15 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NICHOLAS PAYTON QUARTET & TELEVISION STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Since 1994 Nicholas Payton has been lauded as one of the leading young instrumental voices in jazz. He and his quartet will be appearing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. They will be joined by his new 20-piece Television Studio Orchestra on Friday & Saturday. Even though he started out as a "young lion" (a guardian of the swing and bebop flames) the 38-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has since built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history and various experimental elements. There is a $30-$40 cover cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), every Tuesday night in January at 9:30 pm. Ms. Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", "Jackie" and many others. A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. "Twisted" has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JOAN RIVERS RETURNS TO THE BEECHMAN IN 2012

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, January 3rd and Wednesday, January 18th at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. Pre-show, Lance Cruce entertains at the piano. A portion of the proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.

NYC: NICHOLAS PAYTON QUARTET & TELEVISION STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Since 1994 Nicholas Payton has been lauded as one of the leading young instrumental voices in jazz. He and his quartet will be appearing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. They will be joined by his new 20-piece Television Studio Orchestra on Friday & Saturday. Even though he started out as a "young lion" (a guardian of the swing and bebop flames) the 38-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has since built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history and various experimental elements. There is a $30-$40 cover cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND

Every Monday night at 9:30 pm, Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts "Cast Party", a combination open-mic, networking event and party at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) during which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Cast Party is a mix of music, impromptu performance and cocktail party revelry, where showbiz superstars, stunning jazz talents and cabaret glitterati hit the stage alongside up-and-comers to serve up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. It's the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with talented show folk and their fans. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LINDSAY MENDEZ & MARCO PAGUIA RETURN TO BIRDLAND

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presents the return of Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia. The duo's concert will take place on Monday, January 2nd at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Pete Donovan will join on bass and Tommy Crane will be on drums. Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia met in 2010, and discovered a mutual love and passion for jazz. Lindsay and Marco draw from an eclectic mix of music, reimagining songs from popular music in the familiar setting of a jazz piano trio and vocalist. Their vast catalogue is comprised of the singers and songwriters that inspire them, including Alexi Murdoch, Alicia Keys, The Beatles, Feist, Fiona Apple, Gladys Knight, Janis Joplin, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Lenny Kravitz, Macy Gray, Martin Sexton, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, The Police, Stevie Wonder, and U2. Lindsay Mendez is a singer and actor, seen and heard both on Broadway and in the popular music world. Currently, she can be seen on Broadway in the revival of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theater. Marco Paguia is an accomplished Musician and Composer sought after for his proven versatility across many styles of music. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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