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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 9th through 15th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JANUARY 15th

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NYC: BARBARA MALLEY RETURNS WITH "I REMEMBER BROOKLYN"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Barbara Malley brings her acclaimed show, I REMEMBER BROOKLYN, to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, January 15th at 4:00 pm. The show is directed by Barry Kleinbort and the Musical Director is David Gaines. The show sets out to prove that Brooklyn is more than a place; it's an idea, a symbol, an attitude, known the world over. It's almost like a separate country. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. There is a $10 cover for members of cho CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE


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 15th 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: FRED BARTON PRESENTS - AND THINKS YOUR GONNA LOVE IT!

Fred Barton hosts, sings and plays once a month at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with his 9-piece Broadway Band, bringing back classic Broadway show music with some swing on the side. His next show is on Sunday, January 15th at 7:00 pm. Fred's guest singers on January 15th are Klea Blackhurst and Damon Kirsche, with special appearances by Karen Wilder and Jesse Luttrell. Barton is an arranger, performer and song writer with numerous credits on Broadway, TV, and the symphony circuit. Previous cabaret/revue credits include "Miss Culch Returns!" (Bistro Award), "Forbidden Broadway" (Drama Desk, Tony Award, 27-year run), and "Whoop-Dee-Doo!" (Drama Desk Award). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ELLI FORDYCE QUARTET AT THE GARAGE

The Elli Fordyce Quartet will appear at THE GARAGE (99 Seventh Avenue South, NYC - 212- 645-0600) at the weekly Jazz Brunch on Sunday, January 15th from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm pm.. Elli (on vocals) will be joined by Ray Gallon on piano, Ratzo Harris on bass, Phil Stewart on drums, and featured on sax, Carl Bartlett, Jr. Originally from Manhattan, Elli Fordyce is a highly accomplished vocalist and actor. She has performed all over the New York Metro area and throughout North America, including appearances in the New York Cabaret Convention and in festivals. Elli also has numerous acting credits, including the film "September 12th," Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show" and a theatrical production of "Guys and Dolls." There is no cover or minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "ELEVEN O'CLOCK NUMBERS"

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 15th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Eleven O'Clock Numbers". Co-Host will be Kristine Zbornik. 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 PART 2
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 15th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway. This week he is featuring A Round-Up Of 2011 CD Releases & Re-issues, Part 2". 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 Sundays 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.

NYC: TAMELA D'AMICO AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents "An Evening With Tamela D'Amico" on Sunday, January 15th at 8:30 pm. The multi-talented Jazz songstress is making her debut at the venerable showroom. Ms. D'Amico is no stranger to audiences in New York. Having had a week long sold out run last year at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM she now moves uptown to appear at "The Nightclub Of New York" Feinsteins. Tamela D'Amico's performances are said to transport her audiences back in time - to a place where bands were big and dames sang sweet - and the jazz was sublime. There is a $30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYS: SIMPLY STREISAND AT THE PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATRE

Simply Streisand, New York's long-running hit revue, will make a special, one night only appearance in Putnam County on Sunday, January 15th at 7:00 pm at the PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATRE (Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY). Notably, the Philipstown Depot Theatre, a former train station, and the immediately surrounding area, was the filming location for the Yonkers scenes in the film, Hello, Dolly! which starred Ms. Streisand. SIMPLY STREISAND is a celebration of Ms. Barbra Streisand, her legendary career and the music she made famous. At Simply Streisand, you'll hear music that spans her legendary career, from the tunes she belted out in the small nightclubs of New York, to her 70s disco-infused period, straight through to the mega ballads that have come to define her work. Included in the cast of Simply Streisand: Lisa Asher (MAC/Bistro/Nightlife Award-winning cabaret artist), Julie Heckert (Depot's A Little Night Music, The Secret Garden, Gleeful), Colleen McHugh (Bistro Award-winning cabaret artist), Molly Pope (Our Hit Parade at Joe's Pub, star of Introducing Molly Pope), Lisa Sabin (Depot's Gleeful, NYC & San Francisco cabaret artist), Lucia Spina (Broadway's Les Miserables, 25th Annual Putnam Co. Spelling Bee, Legally Blonde, South Pacific) and Jessica Vosk (Lincoln Center's Company, Encores! Merrily We Roll Along). The evening is hosted by Director Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on special Streisand facts, rumors, tidbits, video clips and out and out gossip. Musical Direction is by Ray Fellman. Simply Streisand enjoyed a celebrated and critically acclaimed run at New York's Laurie Beechman Theatre throughout 2011. Tickets, $25, may be obtained by visiting http://www.brownpapertckets.com or by calling 800-838-3006.

DC: CHEIKH NDOYE & FRIENDS AT BLUE'S ALLEY

Cheikh Ndoye & Friends, featuring Frederic Yonnet (Harmonica), Karen Briggs (Violin), Chielli Minucci (Guitar), Lao Tizer (Keys) & Marcus Baylor (Drums) will perform Friday through Sunday, January 13th through 15th at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141), with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cheikh NDoye is a bassist, composer, arranger and accomplished musical artist whose music is a rich fusion of jazz and world music influences stemming from his West African heritage combined with his love for classic and contemporary American jazz. Originally from Senegal, Cheikh's fascination with the diverse, rich sounds and rhythms of the local music scene started in his prime age. Early in his life Cheikh played the piano, and was attracted to many jazz greats. After listening to Weather Report's 8:30 album, he was so captivated by Jaco Pastorius melodic and harmonic developments that he immediately fell in love with the bass guitar. There is a $35 cover.

CHI: CLAUDIA ANDERSON CD RELEASE CONCERT AT DAVENPORT'S

Claudia Anderson will appear on Sunday, January 15th at 7:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) to celebrate the release of her CD "In Dreams I Can Fly" containing 13 original songs. Claudia writes simple songs with sing-able melodies–hopeful and light-hearted with undercurrents of darkness, longing and loss. The songs are monologues set in a particular time and place, questioning the meaning of inevitable events that are a part of getting older and perhaps, wiser. Joining her on stage are with Al Ehrich, Steve Dawson and Sue Demel. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: VENETIAN EVENINGS CONTINUES SEASON WITH CHRISTINE EBERSOLE

The eighth season of Bay Area Cabaret continues at the THE FAIRMONT VENETIAN ROOM (950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - TKTS: 415-392-4400 & http://www.bayareacabaret.org/ ) on Sunday, January 15th at 5:00 pm when Nightlife and Tony Award winning actress/singer Christine Ebersole rmakes her Venetian Room debut with a brand new show from New York's Cafe Carlyle about youth, age and Hollywood illusions. Winning the Tony for her starring roles on Broadway in Gray Gardens and 42nd Street, Ms. Ebersole has also starred in many films such as Tootsie and Amadeus as well as numerous television shows. Her recent CD, "Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward" received great reviews and, like her appearances at the Caf Carlyle, her return to Bay Area Cabaret has become a much-anticipated event. Call for cover/minimum information.

LA: UPRIGHT CABARET WITH "THE TROUBADORS" - 4 DATES IN 4 CITIES

This January and February 2012, Upright Cabaret's American Icon Series continues their 3rd smash season with THE TROUBADOURS celebrating the Music of BOB DYLAN, CAROLE KING JAMES TAYLOR! Performances will be presented on four dates in four different venues. on Sunday, January 15th at 7:30 pm, the show will be at CATALINA BAR & GRILL (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - TKTS: 818-736-5600 - ). On Friday, January 27th at 8:00 pm, the show moves to THOUSAND OAKS CIVIC ARTS PLAZA (2100 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oak, CA - TKTS: 800-745-3000 - ). On Sunday, January 29th at 7:30 pm, "THE TROUBADORS" moves to LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (14900 La Mirada Boulevard - La Mirada, CA - 562-944-9801 - ). Finally, on Sunday, February 4th at 8:00 pm, the show moves to ANNENBERG THEATRE at the PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM (101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA - 760-325-4490 - ). Performers include Jackie Tohn (American Idol), Matt Wolpe (The Buddy Holly Story), Yvette Cason (Dreamgirls, Play On!, Stormy Weather) and Jake Simpson (Star Search Grand Champion, Arena: Born to Rock). Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: THE ANGELA BOFILL EXPERIENCE

The Angela Bofill Experience will be presented at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday & Friday, January 12th & 13th at 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 14th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm and Sunday, January 15th at 7:00 pm. The show is narrated by Angela Bofill, and performed by Four Time Grammy Nominee and Tony Winner Melba Moore and Grammy Winner Dave Valentine with The Angela Bofill Band. "The Angela Bofill Experience," a narrative and musical presentation of the songs most relevant to Angela's career. The legendary artist delivers narratives relative to her tunes, along with an abundance of humorous anecdotes. The incredible voice of award-winning vocalist Melba Moore graces the stage with her vocal portrayal of Angela. Adding to the excitement of the evening of Jazz, R&B and Soul is the Grammy Award winning flutist, Dave Valentin with their tribute to Angela that is nothing short of astounding. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - JANUARY 14th

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NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN TRIO AT THE BAR ON FIFTH

Mary Foster Conklin will be performing at THE BAR ON FIFTH at the SETAI FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL (400 Fifth Avenue, NYC - 212-695-4005) on Saturdays, January 14th, 21st & 28th with three sets, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. She is joined by John diMartino on piano and Marco Panascia on bass. The performances on the 14th will celebrate Mary's birthday. Bar on Fifth welcomes guests to an exotic, yet classic urban oasis. The retro nouveau design and refined cocktail selection lures a communal clientele of elite New Yorkers and chic jetsetters alike. The intimate ambiance paired with plush, international elements creates the pinnacle bar experience. There is no cover - just a 1 drink minimum.

NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA'S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, January 14th & 28th at 8:30 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $22 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: JOEL GINN WITH NEW SHOW: "SINGING BING"

Crooner Joel Ginn returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursdays, January 12th & 26th and Saturdays, January 14th and 28th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Joel's new show, Singing Bing, is based on songs introduced and covered by legendary singer and performer, Bing Crosby. Bing's crooning technique had a great impact on the music industry for most of the 20th Century, and his style will continue to influence singers and songwriters for centuries to come. Singing Bing is directed by Lina Koutrakos, with musical direction by Jeff Cubeta, and features Matt Wigton on bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DEE CASELLA AT SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB

On Saturday, January 14th, jazz vocalist Dee Cassella will perform at SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB (formerly MILES CAFE) (212 East 52nd Street, 3rd floor, NYC - 212-371-7657) with sets from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. She will be joined by Matt Baker, piano; Daniel Lipsitz, sax/ flute; Benjamin Servenay, bass; Nick Wright, drums; Jimmy Lopez, percussionist; and special guest Vocalist Phil Levy. Dee will be including songs from her latest CD "I'm Here Now". Dee has performed several sold-out performance's in Moscow, Russia at the UCC Jazz Club, Puppet's Jazz Bar in Brooklyn, and many other venues in Europe, NY and Ct, and NYC. There is a $5 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETS JANUARY 14th

THE NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY, established in 1980, continues it's 2011-2012 Season on Saturday, January 14th at LOCAL 802 MUSICIANS' HALL (322 West 48th Street, NYC). The event opens at 12:30 pm with a flea market where you can buy and/or trade sheet music and memorabilia. The show runs from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. The performance features Sigali Hamburger's Tribute To Ava Gardner. You can join the society online at http://www.nysms.org/ for only $50 per year, entitling you to nine fabulous programs/meetings and nine lively newsletters from October through June. Non-member guest fee is $10.


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: DAVID MURRAY CUBAN ENSEMBLE PLAYS NAT KING COLE "EN ESPANOL"

David Murray Cuban Ensemble will perform "Nat King Cole "En Espanol" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 10th through 14th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Tenor saxophonist David Murray is known as a prominent leader of the New York jazz scene of the 1970s and 80s. A founding member of The World Saxophone Quartet, Murray worked with the likes of Oliver Lake, Max Roach, Randy Weston and Elvin Jones and as a leader of a variety of ensembles from trio to quartet to octet to big band. Murray's music emerged from the free jazz movement but evolved into a unique mature style combining the innovations of free jazz with the foundational sounds of New Orleans and African traditions. While Murray has been honored with Grammy awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Village Voice designation, "Musician of the Decade" in the 1980's, his new Motema Records CD titled "David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole en Espanol," stands as one of his most beautiful and unexpected creations, a contemporary instrumental interpretation of two unlikely classics, Nat King Cole's 1958 and 1962 albums "Cole Espanol" and "More Cole en Espanol." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAULO SZOT AT THE CAFE CARLYLE IN JANUARY

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) has announced the 2011 Winter season of performers at the legendary Cafe Carlyle. Ringing in January will be Paulo Szot on Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 10th through 28th with Billy Stritch, Musical Director. Mr. Szot will present a program of songs culled from the Great American Songbook, the worlds of Broadway and Jazz, as well as tunes from his native Brazil. Performances are at 8:45 pm nightly. There is a $80 cover Tuesday through Friday, with a $90 cover on Saturdays.


NYC: ANNA BERGMAN WITH "YOU & THE NIGHT & THE MUSIC"

Acclaimed international concert and cabaret artist Anna Bergman returns to FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) on Friday & Saturday, January 13th & 14th at 8:30 pm with the premiere her new show "You & the Night & the Music: An Evening of Musical Imports & Exports" featuring her musical director and arranger Alex Rybeck, Jered Egan on bass and directed by Jeff Harnar. Anna will present an international musical scrapbook and audience favorites from her live appearances and her PBS special "A Salon with Anna Bergman." From the American songbook, Anna includes selections by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, George & Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Jerry Herman, Maury Yeston and Adam Guettel. Raised abroad as the daughter of an American diplomat and an actress, she pays tribute to her European roots with Parisian chanson, Viennese operetta and Italian opera, and pays homage to artists who inspired her such as Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: CHEIKH NDOYE & FRIENDS AT BLUE'S ALLEY

Cheikh Ndoye & Friends, featuring Frederic Yonnet (Harmonica), Karen Briggs (Violin), Chielli Minucci (Guitar), Lao Tizer (Keys) & Marcus Baylor (Drums) will perform Friday through Sunday, January 13th through 15th at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141), with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cheikh NDoye is a bassist, composer, arranger and accomplished musical artist whose music is a rich fusion of jazz and world music influences stemming from his West African heritage combined with his love for classic and contemporary American jazz. Originally from Senegal, Cheikh's fascination with the diverse, rich sounds and rhythms of the local music scene started in his prime age. Early in his life Cheikh played the piano, and was attracted to many jazz greats. After listening to Weather Report's 8:30 album, he was so captivated by Jaco Pastorius melodic and harmonic developments that he immediately fell in love with the bass guitar. There is a $35 cover.

DC: THE KEVIN ROBINSON ENSEMBLE (KREATION)

The Kevin Robinson Ensemble (KREation) will perform at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) on Saturday, January 14th at 7:30 pm. Formed in 2003, the ensamble is lead by Baltimore saxophonist, Kevin Robinson, joined by Kevin Robinson - Woodwinds, Sandy Asirvatham - Piano, Brandy Brewer - Bass, Chris Taylor - Guitar, Shareef Taher - Drums. The ensemble has challenged itself to explore the "art of conversation" through combining group improvisation, original compositions, and rearranged jazz standards. Performing throughout the east coast, KREation has consistently pushed the envelope with genuine expression bound only by imagination. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: JULIA MERCHANT SINGS SONGS FROM S.W. MICHIGAN

Julia Merchant brings her new show "I'm From Here ... Songs from Southeastern Michigan" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturdays, January 14th, 21st & 28th at 8:00 pm. She will be accompanied by George Howe on Piano. Julia Merchant goes back to her roots in this, her third solo show at Davenport's. Through Classic Motown, Rock, and Country, the story is told of what it means to love old friends, The Detroit Red Wings, assembly lines, and Faygo Red Pop ... and what that love means when "home" becomes redefined. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: GRETA POPE AT BENNY'S CHOP HOUSE NORTH LOUNGE

Award-winning, internationally acclaimed vocalist Greta Pope presents an elegant evening of sumptuous dining and fantastic music in the BENNY'S CHOP HOUSE - NORTH LOUNGE (444 North Wabash Chicago, IL - 312-626-2444 - ) on Saturday, January 14th and Fridays, January 24th & 27th with sets from 7:30 to 11:00 pm. She is joined by pianist Dennis Luxion on the 14th, and Paul Coscino on the 20th & 27th Greta will perform a variety of musical styles, including lively Brazilian selections, beloved Broadway melodies, classic Country tunes and powerful Operatic favorites. Greta also performs songs in French, Spanish, Italian and other languages. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF AREA: LARRY DUNLAP & BOBBE NORRIS AT THE PLAZA BISTRO

Larry Dunlap & Bobbe Norris will perform at JAZZ IN THE BACKROOM AT THE PLAZA BISTRO (420 First Street East, Sonoma, CA - 707-996-4466) on Saturday, January 14th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Vocalist Bobbe Norris and pianist / arranger Larry Dunlap have performed together throughout the US, Europe and Japan since the 1980s. They have received high praise in the fields of jazz and cabaret from reviewers throughout the world. Larry's accompanying and arrangements are innovative and swinging, while remaining true to the song. Besides performing with Bobbe, Larry was stateside pianist for Dame Cleo Laine for over 30 years and has has backed Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Ernie Watts and Bud Shank, to name a few. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: FIRST EVER MONTREUX BAND REUNION CONCERT

Playing together for the first time in 20 years, the Montreux Band performs at YOSHI'S (510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA - 510-238-9200) on Saturday, January 14th with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The band revisits the music that helped define Northern California in the 1980s. Darol Anger (violin), Barbara Higbie (piano), Mike Marshall (mandolin/guitar) and Michael Manring (fretless bass) were in their twenties when they created a new genre of music that rocketed from their Live at Montreux recording into heavy rotation on VH1, 10 recordings for Windham Hill Records, and 12 years of international touring. They are virtuoso instrumentalists and accomplished composers who have played with everyone from David Grisman and Stephan Grappelli to Santana and Bonnie Raitt. They have all gone on to successful solo careers. NVOH Artistic Director Peter Williams helped reunite the band for this historic concert. There is a $25 cover.

SF: THE ANGELA BOFILL EXPERIENCE

The Angela Bofill Experience will be presented at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday & Friday, January 12th & 13th at 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 14th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm and Sunday, January 15th at 7:00 pm. The show is narrated by Angela Bofill, and performed by Four Time Grammy Nominee and Tony Winner Melba Moore and Grammy Winner Dave Valentine with The Angela Bofill Band. "The Angela Bofill Experience," a narrative and musical presentation of the songs most relevant to Angela's career. The legendary artist delivers narratives relative to her tunes, along with an abundance of humorous anecdotes. The incredible voice of award-winning vocalist Melba Moore graces the stage with her vocal portrayal of Angela. Adding to the excitement of the evening of Jazz, R&B and Soul is the Grammy Award winning flutist, Dave Valentin with their tribute to Angela that is nothing short of astounding. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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FRIDAY - JANUARY 13th

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NYC: SHAYNEE RAINBOLT CELEBRATES A BIRTHDAY AT THE SUGAR BAR

The Shaynee Rainbolt Quintet (Shaynee Rainbolt, Vocals; Ted Kooshian, Piano; Tom Hubbard, Bass; David Silliman, Drums ) returns to ASHFORD AND SIMPSON'S SUGAR BAR (254 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-579-0222) on Friday, January 13th with sets at 8:00 & 9:30 pm. Several other singers and musicians plan to stop by as well. Shaynee will be celebrating her birthday (it actually was on January 11th). There is a $10 cash cover (for one or both sets). Full dinner menu is available. Seating is limited so reservations are highly recommended.


NYC: DAVID MURRAY CUBAN ENSEMBLE PLAYS NAT KING COLE "EN ESPANOL"

David Murray Cuban Ensemble will perform "Nat King Cole "En Espanol" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 10th through 14th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Tenor saxophonist David Murray is known as a prominent leader of the New York jazz scene of the 1970s and 80s. A founding member of The World Saxophone Quartet, Murray worked with the likes of Oliver Lake, Max Roach, Randy Weston and Elvin Jones and as a leader of a variety of ensembles from trio to quartet to octet to big band. Murray's music emerged from the free jazz movement but evolved into a unique mature style combining the innovations of free jazz with the foundational sounds of New Orleans and African traditions. While Murray has been honored with Grammy awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Village Voice designation, "Musician of the Decade" in the 1980's, his new Motema Records CD titled "David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole en Espanol," stands as one of his most beautiful and unexpected creations, a contemporary instrumental interpretation of two unlikely classics, Nat King Cole's 1958 and 1962 albums "Cole Espanol" and "More Cole en Espanol." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ANNA BERGMAN WITH "YOU & THE NIGHT & THE MUSIC"

Acclaimed international concert and cabaret artist Anna Bergman returns to FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) on Friday & Saturday, January 13th & 14th at 8:30 pm with the premiere her new show "You & the Night & the Music: An Evening of Musical Imports & Exports" featuring her musical director and arranger Alex Rybeck, Jered Egan on bass and directed by Jeff Harnar. Anna will present an international musical scrapbook and audience favorites from her live appearances and her PBS special "A Salon with Anna Bergman." From the American songbook, Anna includes selections by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, George & Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Jerry Herman, Maury Yeston and Adam Guettel. Raised abroad as the daughter of an American diplomat and an actress, she pays tribute to her European roots with Parisian chanson, Viennese operetta and Italian opera, and pays homage to artists who inspired her such as Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PAULO SZOT AT THE CAFE CARLYLE IN JANUARY

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) has announced the 2011 Winter season of performers at the legendary Cafe Carlyle. Ringing in January will be Paulo Szot on Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 10th through 28th with Billy Stritch, Musical Director. Mr. Szot will present a program of songs culled from the Great American Songbook, the worlds of Broadway and Jazz, as well as tunes from his native Brazil. Performances are at 8:45 pm nightly. There is a $80 cover Tuesday through Friday, with a $90 cover on Saturdays.


DC: CHEIKH NDOYE & FRIENDS AT BLUE'S ALLEY

Cheikh Ndoye & Friends, featuring Frederic Yonnet (Harmonica), Karen Briggs (Violin), Chielli Minucci (Guitar), Lao Tizer (Keys) & Marcus Baylor (Drums) will perform Friday through Sunday, January 13th through 15th at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141), with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cheikh NDoye is a bassist, composer, arranger and accomplished musical artist whose music is a rich fusion of jazz and world music influences stemming from his West African heritage combined with his love for classic and contemporary American jazz. Originally from Senegal, Cheikh's fascination with the diverse, rich sounds and rhythms of the local music scene started in his prime age. Early in his life Cheikh played the piano, and was attracted to many jazz greats. After listening to Weather Report's 8:30 album, he was so captivated by Jaco Pastorius melodic and harmonic developments that he immediately fell in love with the bass guitar. There is a $35 cover.

DC: ANDY BELT & FRIENDS: "PLAYIN IN THE BAND"

Andy Belt and his ensemble of musical companions takes the stage on Friday, January 13th at 7:30 pm at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) with their unique version of Alt/Country Americana. Andy Belt & Friends will be performing their new CD release "Playin in the Band" in its entirety, including the narration of the liner note annotations, which tell the tale of this critically acclaimed concept album. The second set will feature the ensemble's foot stompin', bluegrass filled standards to close the night with a bang. Andy Belt & Friends includes Warren Boes of All Mighty Senators on guitar, longtime local fiddle and banjo master, Gary Backhaus, the keyboards of Brooks Osman of Indeadnation, the blazing harmonica of Brian Truax, president of the Towson Arts Collective, and Black Friday's Brian Baker on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.


MW: SAM HARRIS: BROADWAY, BALLADS & BLUES AT THE CABARET

Sam Harris brings his show "Broadway, Ballads & Blues" to the THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, January 13th & 14th at 8:00 pm. Since first amazing audiences as Star Search Grand Champion with his signature rendition of "Over the Rainbow," Sam Harris has become a Tony-nominated Broadway star (The Life, Grease, The Producers, Cabaret, Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), a multi-million selling recording artist with nine albums to his credit, and an international concert "sellout" from New York's Carnegie Hall to London's West End. Harris brings his singular interpretation and inimitable style to an eclectic collection of Broadway and Pop Classics from Hammerstein to Sondheim and U2 to Lennon. There is a $45-$55-$65 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


SF: THE ANGELA BOFILL EXPERIENCE

The Angela Bofill Experience will be presented at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday & Friday, January 12th & 13th at 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 14th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm and Sunday, January 15th at 7:00 pm. The show is narrated by Angela Bofill, and performed by Four Time Grammy Nominee and Tony Winner Melba Moore and Grammy Winner Dave Valentine with The Angela Bofill Band. "The Angela Bofill Experience," a narrative and musical presentation of the songs most relevant to Angela's career. The legendary artist delivers narratives relative to her tunes, along with an abundance of humorous anecdotes. The incredible voice of award-winning vocalist Melba Moore graces the stage with her vocal portrayal of Angela. Adding to the excitement of the evening of Jazz, R&B and Soul is the Grammy Award winning flutist, Dave Valentin with their tribute to Angela that is nothing short of astounding. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: JOEL GINN WITH NEW SHOW: "SINGING BING"

Crooner Joel Ginn returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursdays, January 12th & 26th and Saturdays, January 14th and 28th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Joel's new show, Singing Bing, is based on songs introduced and covered by legendary singer and performer, Bing Crosby. Bing's crooning technique had a great impact on the music industry for most of the 20th Century, and his style will continue to influence singers and songwriters for centuries to come. Singing Bing is directed by Lina Koutrakos, with musical direction by Jeff Cubeta, and features Matt Wigton on bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: JAN MAXWELL FROM FOLLIES
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 12th at 6:00 pm. This week's show will feature as guest Jan Maxwell from the latest Broadway revival of Follies. 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. This week THE BROADWAY HOOTENANY presents Nightlife Award Winner Marilyn Maye, Recording and Theater Star Maya Days (Aida), Theater star Joan Almedilla (Kim in MISS SAIGON), and multi-award winning vocalist Natalie Douglas. 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: OLEG FRISH: GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK & RUSSIAN RETRO MUSIC

Oleg Frish returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, January 12th & Sunday, January 22nd at 9:30 pm. Oleg is a unique personality. He is a well known TV and Radio Host, an entertainer and a walking encyclopedia of music. He swings in many languages but his his greatest passions are The Great American Songbook and the Russian Retro Music. Oleg happily sings both of them. Oleg is one of the few Russian performers who proudly promotes American music on Russian Radio, TV and on stage. His TV shows have included many legendary singers such as B.B. King, Connie Francis, Paul Anka, James Brown, Andy Williams, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, Shirley Jones, Jerry Herman, Engelbert, and more. Oleg knows thousands of songs and is often referred to as the Human Jukebox. He will be joined on stage by the Isaac Ben Ayala Jazz Quartet. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CHARLOTTE IS "STANDING UP" AT BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB

Singer/comedienne Charlotte Patton will bring her stand-up comedy to THE BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-714-4513) on Thursday, January 12th at 6:30 pm. There is a $12 Cover plus a 2 drink minimum.


NYC: DAVID MURRAY CUBAN ENSEMBLE PLAYS NAT KING COLE "EN ESPANOL"

David Murray Cuban Ensemble will perform "Nat King Cole "En Espanol" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 10th through 14th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Tenor saxophonist David Murray is known as a prominent leader of the New York jazz scene of the 1970s and 80s. A founding member of The World Saxophone Quartet, Murray worked with the likes of Oliver Lake, Max Roach, Randy Weston and Elvin Jones and as a leader of a variety of ensembles from trio to quartet to octet to big band. Murray's music emerged from the free jazz movement but evolved into a unique mature style combining the innovations of free jazz with the foundational sounds of New Orleans and African traditions. While Murray has been honored with Grammy awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Village Voice designation, "Musician of the Decade" in the 1980's, his new Motema Records CD titled "David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole en Espanol," stands as one of his most beautiful and unexpected creations, a contemporary instrumental interpretation of two unlikely classics, Nat King Cole's 1958 and 1962 albums "Cole Espanol" and "More Cole en Espanol." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAULO SZOT AT THE CAFE CARLYLE IN JANUARY

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) has announced the 2011 Winter season of performers at the legendary Cafe Carlyle. Ringing in January will be Paulo Szot on Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 10th through 28th with Billy Stritch, Musical Director. Mr. Szot will present a program of songs culled from the Great American Songbook, the worlds of Broadway and Jazz, as well as tunes from his native Brazil. Performances are at 8:45 pm nightly. There is a $80 cover Tuesday through Friday, with a $90 cover on Saturdays.


NJ: BOB EGAN'S SHOWCASE NIGHT AT TIM McLOONES

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night will be held at TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400) on Thursday, January 12th at 8:00 pm. Bob hosts his weekly talent showcase, featuring six to eight performers each week. This evening's show features Lisa Sherman, Josh Zuckerman, Karen Lee's "Head of the Class" group, "The Random Hubiak" and more to be to be announced. Piano bar and open mic follows the show in the lounge. $5 cover at the door.

DC: APRIL SAMPE AT BLUE'S ALLEY

April Sampe, one of the hottest up and coming artists of our time, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, January 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Her sultry voice is said to have the power to hypnotize audiences of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Her neo-soul sound is pure, unadulterated genius. Her vocal range affords her the flexibility to seamlessly transition from Neo-Soul to Pop, R&B, Gospel, Jazz, and Blues. Hitting the musical scene as a young teenager, Sampe shared the stage with 4 other girls in the group Black Diamond at the age of 16. They hit the east coast circuit, performing at such places as the Apollo and various talent shows. After paving a path with Black Diamond she branched off and began collaborating with rappers. Demanding the crowds attention, her voice shakes any ones soul with her strong vocals. There is a $25 cover.

SF: THE ANGELA BOFILL EXPERIENCE

The Angela Bofill Experience will be presented at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday & Friday, January 12th & 13th at 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 14th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm and Sunday, January 15th at 7:00 pm. The show is narrated by Angela Bofill, and performed by Four Time Grammy Nominee and Tony Winner Melba Moore and Grammy Winner Dave Valentine with The Angela Bofill Band. "The Angela Bofill Experience," a narrative and musical presentation of the songs most relevant to Angela's career. The legendary artist delivers narratives relative to her tunes, along with an abundance of humorous anecdotes. The incredible voice of award-winning vocalist Melba Moore graces the stage with her vocal portrayal of Angela. Adding to the excitement of the evening of Jazz, R&B and Soul is the Grammy Award winning flutist, Dave Valentin with their tribute to Angela that is nothing short of astounding. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: JENNA ESPOSITO RETURNS WITH "ITALIAN UNDERCOVER!"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of three-time MAC Award nominee Jenna Esposito in her acclaimed show "Italian Undercover!" on Wednesday, January 11th at 8:30 pm. In the show, Jenna revisits the music of some of the most popular and influential Italian-American pop singers of the 20th century who changed their names and performed undercover. While the names Francesco Paulo LoVecchio, Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco and Concetta Franconero might mean nothing to you, perhaps you would recognize them by their "undercover aliases" - Frankie Laine, Lou Christie and Connie Francis! Here's the scoop: Most people are aware that Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and yes, Connie Francis are Italian. And most people are also aware that their given names have been changed considerably. But not everyone knows that the same can be said for countless others including Frankie Laine, Lou Christie, Bobby Rydell, and more ... until now. This program is inspired by Mark Rotella's book Amore - The Story of Italian American Song; Rotella himself will be on hand to introduce the show. The performance features Jenna's five-piece band: musical director Fortune Esposito on guitar, David Crone on piano, Rob Broelmann on bass, Scott Morehouse on drums, Brian Broelmann on tenor sax, accordion, and mandolin, and Kelly Esposito-Broelmann and Rob Langeder on backup vocals. There is a $25-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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: 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 IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, January 11th at 5:30 pm. This celebration of legendary tenor sax master Von Freeman will also include special guests: 2012 Jazz Master Sheila Jordan, Jeff Newell, Martha Lorin, Bill Nolte, Charles West, Laury Shelley and Bill Pernice. There is a $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: DARYL SHERMAN AND THE ANDERSON TWINS

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 11th and features Daryl Sherman (Singer / Pianist) and the Peter and Will Anderson - Reeds. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: BRIA SKONBERG AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Originally from Chilliwack, BC, New York based trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg has been performing for over 20 years. She has represented Canada as a bandleader and guest artist all over North America, Europe, China and Japan. Now she moves into the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, January 11th at 9:30 pm for the first of a series of monthly performances. Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and pursuit of world-wide fun, she is creating a style all her own rooted in swampy New Orleans and blues with swing, pop and world music influences. Since moving to New York she has began studying with renowned trumpeter Warren Vache and performed with the likes of Bucky Pizzarelli, Nicholas Payton, Vince Giordano, Wycliffe Gordon and Scott Robinson. In February of 2011 Bria was the featured adjudicator and performer at the annual Sacramento Youth Band Festival. Intent on giving back, she was also active on the Board of Directors for the annual Chilliwack Jazz Festival from 2008 to 2010. There is a $15 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: DAVID MURRAY CUBAN ENSEMBLE PLAYS NAT KING COLE "EN ESPANOL"

David Murray Cuban Ensemble will perform "Nat King Cole "En Espanol" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 10th through 14th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Tenor saxophonist David Murray is known as a prominent leader of the New York jazz scene of the 1970s and 80s. A founding member of The World Saxophone Quartet, Murray worked with the likes of Oliver Lake, Max Roach, Randy Weston and Elvin Jones and as a leader of a variety of ensembles from trio to quartet to octet to big band. Murray's music emerged from the free jazz movement but evolved into a unique mature style combining the innovations of free jazz with the foundational sounds of New Orleans and African traditions. While Murray has been honored with Grammy awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Village Voice designation, "Musician of the Decade" in the 1980's, his new Motema Records CD titled "David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole en Espanol," stands as one of his most beautiful and unexpected creations, a contemporary instrumental interpretation of two unlikely classics, Nat King Cole's 1958 and 1962 albums "Cole Espanol" and "More Cole en Espanol." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAULO SZOT AT THE CAFE CARLYLE IN JANUARY

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) has announced the 2011 Winter season of performers at the legendary Cafe Carlyle. Ringing in January will be Paulo Szot on Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 10th through 28th with Billy Stritch, Musical Director. Mr. Szot will present a program of songs culled from the Great American Songbook, the worlds of Broadway and Jazz, as well as tunes from his native Brazil. Performances are at 8:45 pm nightly. There is a $80 cover Tuesday through Friday, with a $90 cover on Saturdays.


NE: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC WITH PHILLIP KASSEL

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, January 11th the featured guest will be Phillip Kassel, with Miguel Perez on guitar. Pianist for the evening is Michael Larson. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).


DC: ANTOINE "CHOOKY" CALDWELL AT BLUE'S ALLEY

Antone' Caldwell, fondly known amongst his colleagues as "Chooky", will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, January 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Antoine is committed to creating various styles of music. His unique musical finesse, and approach to the mastery of his profession, are largely responsible for his consistent progress. His style is proficiently adaptive, passionate, mystical, riveting, and psychologically provocative. You will definitely see this in his style of music. Mr. Caldwell has musically supported such renowned artists as Mariah Carey, Macy Gray, Heather Headley, Sisqo, London recording artist - Ali, Snoop Dogg, Ray-J, The Pussycat Dolls, Will I Am of the Black-Eyed Peas, Lala Hathoway and Rahsaan Patterson. There is a $20 cover.

SF: JORDANA, RISING STAR OF JAZZ AND GOSPEL AT THE RRAZZ

Soul Music Series, co-produced with Shelly Tatum Presents Jordana at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Wednesday, January 11th at 8:00 pm. Described as having the voice of an angel, this rising star has a 5-octave vocal range. Jordana grew up singing in church with dreams of becoming an opera singer and eventually found her calling in jazz and gospel. She has studied with legendary voice teachers Faye Carol, Jackie Hairston and Raz Kennedy. In addition to performing live she also provides studio vocals for various artists and producers, and has performed with many artists including Rosie Gaines, Lenny Williams and Ricardo Scales. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: PHILIP FORTENBERRY & GUESTS AT THE BEECHMAN

On Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 pm, Philip Fortenberry, Franc D'ambrosio and Jeri Sager come together for a one hour concert at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Pianist Philip Fortenberry performs Broadway and Classical favorites as he shares charming stories in his solo concerts and also offers larger concert productions that feature special guests Franc D'Ambrosio (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) & Jeri Sager (CATS) and his original music performed as part of an interactive experience. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: BROADWAY'S DAVID BURNHAM LATE NIGHT AT THE BEECHMAN

Broadway's David Burnham performs a special late night show at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, January 10th at 10:30 pm. This rare solo NYC performance will also feature a special appearance by Tony Award Nominated Actress Sally Mayes. David Burnham recently played Fiyero in the Broadway production of "Wicked" having created the role in the original Los Angeles workshop productions. David was a member of the original Broadway cast of the 6-time Tony Award winning musical "The Light In The Piazza", performing on both the "Tony Awards" and the PBS telecast "Live From Lincoln Center". David was the 2007 recipient of the prestigious "Helen Hayes Award" for best actor as well as the 2007 best actor "Garland Award" for his portrayal of Fabrizio Nacarelli in the national tour of "The Light In The Piazza". There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JANE STUART TRIO AT PIGALLE

Jane Stuart Trio will perform at PIGALLE (790 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-489-2233) on Tuesday, January 10th with sets from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. The trio includes Jane Stuart-vocals, Rave Tesar-kybds and Rick De Kovessey-drums & vocals. Jane was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ and then grew up in New York City. Jane attended high school at Quintano's School For Young Professionals in New York City alongside friends and classmates, Bernadette Peters, Greg Hines, Bonnie Bedelia, Michele Conaway, Z (formerly known as Bruce Scott) and Patty Duke. Most recently Jane Stuart has performed with her band at premier jazz venues and concert stages such as: Shanghai Jazz, Trumpets, OSPAC Jazz Festival, Oakeside Cultural Center, The Baird Jazz Series, Reeves and Reeds Arboretum, 46 Lounge, Enzo's, Winberie's Cafe, YMHA Wayne Theatre, Montclair Center Stage, Jazzberry Patch, Hibiscus, The Iguana Lounge, Miles Cafe, The Kitano and regularly at The New Leaf (in The Cloisters) in NYC. There is no cover, no minimum.

NYC: DAVID MURRAY CUBAN ENSEMBLE PLAYS NAT KING COLE "EN ESPANOL"

David Murray Cuban Ensemble will perform "Nat King Cole "En Espanol" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 10th through 14th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Tenor saxophonist David Murray is known as a prominent leader of the New York jazz scene of the 1970s and 80s. A founding member of The World Saxophone Quartet, Murray worked with the likes of Oliver Lake, Max Roach, Randy Weston and Elvin Jones and as a leader of a variety of ensembles from trio to quartet to octet to big band. Murray's music emerged from the free jazz movement but evolved into a unique mature style combining the innovations of free jazz with the foundational sounds of New Orleans and African traditions. While Murray has been honored with Grammy awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Village Voice designation, "Musician of the Decade" in the 1980's, his new Motema Records CD titled "David Murray Cuban Ensemble Plays Nat King Cole en Espanol," stands as one of his most beautiful and unexpected creations, a contemporary instrumental interpretation of two unlikely classics, Nat King Cole's 1958 and 1962 albums "Cole Espanol" and "More Cole en Espanol." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAULO SZOT AT THE CAFE CARLYLE IN JANUARY

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) has announced the 2011 Winter season of performers at the legendary Cafe Carlyle. Ringing in January will be Paulo Szot on Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 10th through 28th with Billy Stritch, Musical Director. Mr. Szot will present a program of songs culled from the Great American Songbook, the worlds of Broadway and Jazz, as well as tunes from his native Brazil. Performances are at 8:45 pm nightly. There is a $80 cover Tuesday through Friday, with a $90 cover on Saturdays.


DC: TANYA BLOUNT AT BLUE'S ALLEY

Tanya Blount will perform for one night only at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, January 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born in Washington, DC, Tanya studied vocal music at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, MD, Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Morgan State University under the leadership of the Late Dr. Nathan Carter. By the tender of 19 Tanya had secured a major recording deal with Polydor now Island/Def Jam Records and by age 20 Tanya was featured in the box office sensation Sister Act 2 with Whoppi Goldberg. Her unforgettable performance of "His Eye on the Sparrow" featuring Lauryn Hill introduced the world to both her vocal and acting abilities. Tanya's debut single "Through the Rain" captivated audiences and climbed to a US chart peak of #20 on the Billboard Charts and earned her a nomination for The Soul Train Awards Best New Artist 1995. There is a $25 cover.

SF: RUSS LORENSON CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF BOBBY DARIN
MEMBER DISCOUNT - 50% OFF THE COVER

Russ Lorenson returns to the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) with his tribute to an American music legend for two performances only on Monday & Tuesday, January 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. Russ Lorenson explores the life and music of an American music legend in his new show, "As Long As I'm Singin': Russ Lorenson Celebrates the Music of Bobby Darin" with a swingin' 7-piece band featuring the Bay Area's hottest jazz musicians, along with a trio of beautiful backup singers. The show captures Bobby's unique spirit, musical versatility, and fun-loving style! An innovative performer whose tragically brief life was often stranger than fiction, Bobby Darin worked his way from shady nightclubs all the way to the world-famous Copacabana, where he smashed all attendance records, and wowed audiences with hits like "Splish Splash," "Mack the Knife," "Beyond the Sea," and "If I Were A Carpenter." Russ Lorenson has established a reputation as one of the San Francisco Bay Area's leading interpreters of jazz standards, with a sound and approach that place him at the intersection of Broadway, jazz, and pop - the very essence of the Great American Songbook. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. 50% off the cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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NYC: JAY ROGERS & KEITH THOMPSON - BACK FROM THE ABYSS

Long time friends and funny men Jay Rogers and Keith Thompson reunite for a one night only on Monday, January 9th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). They promise a all stops out, no holds barred, evening of fun including new, never before heard original songs along with some of their favorite classic comic and musical collaborations. Keith Thompson is currently the Conductor for the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys. He conducted for the first national tour of Mamma Mia!, and was the musical director and winner of the 2000 Dora award for the first national tour of Cabaret. Keith is the composer/lyricist of Kooky Tunes, a revue of original comedy/novelty songs. Keith composed the Off-Broadway revue White Lies with Playwright and Douglas Carter Beane, as well as God Lives in Glass based on the book by the same title with author, Robert J. Landy. Keith is currently in development with the hit Comedy-Musical, "Idaho!" There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BRONWYN'S FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES AND SCANDALS!

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES and SCANDALS" open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) every Monday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. On Monday, January 9th, Bronwyn will present another "Frolics Follies Gaieties" event with co-host Barbara Mundy, and Jerry Scott at the Piano. Calling all singers, songwriters, actors, poets, comics, magicians, comics, madmen and lovers! Everyone is invited to drop in, sing a song, meet new friends and have a fun time in the Village. No cover.

NYC: ALICE RIPLEY'S DAILY PRACTICE AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will perform a solo concert titled Alice Ripley's Daily Practice at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Mondays, January 9th and January 30th at 9:15 pm. The concert will feature what's being billed as an eclectic mix of well known songs and new compositions. Selections for "Daily Practice" include acoustic versions of "Who Will Love Me As I Am" from Side Show, "I've Been" from Next to Normal, and "Pinball Wizard" from The Who's Tommy, all Broadway shows in which Ripley was a member of the original casts. Ripley's other stage credits include Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce's The Dead, Sunset Boulevard and The Who's Tommy. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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.

L.A.: GEOFFREY LEIGH TOZER IN ADDICTED TO SWANK

Geoffrey Leigh Tozer and His Swank Pharaohs hold forth at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Mondays in January & February at 9:00 pm with his award-winning cabaret show "ADDICTED TO SWANK: Stories & Songs From The Siriusxm Radio Show, Swanktown." The stories take place in the mythical Royal Palm Court Lounge high atop the majestic Hotel Alto Nido overlooking beautiful downtown Swanktown at the corner of Easy Money Street and Looking Good and Feeling Good Too Way. Meet the Mayor of Swanktown Mr. Lucky, the hotel physician Dr. Peculiar, ladies man sine qua non Cosmo D. Gigolo and the ever ravishing fortune teller Slow Kitty. Goeffrey recently headlined at the Sixth Annual Los Angeles Storytelling Festival. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: RUSS LORENSON CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF BOBBY DARIN
MEMBER DISCOUNT - 50% OFF THE COVER

Russ Lorenson returns to the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) with his tribute to an American music legend for two performances only on Monday & Tuesday, January 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. Russ Lorenson explores the life and music of an American music legend in his new show, "As Long As I'm Singin': Russ Lorenson Celebrates the Music of Bobby Darin" with a swingin' 7-piece band featuring the Bay Area's hottest jazz musicians, along with a trio of beautiful backup singers. The show captures Bobby's unique spirit, musical versatility, and fun-loving style! An innovative performer whose tragically brief life was often stranger than fiction, Bobby Darin worked his way from shady nightclubs all the way to the world-famous Copacabana, where he smashed all attendance records, and wowed audiences with hits like "Splish Splash," "Mack the Knife," "Beyond the Sea," and "If I Were A Carpenter." Russ Lorenson has established a reputation as one of the San Francisco Bay Area's leading interpreters of jazz standards, with a sound and approach that place him at the intersection of Broadway, jazz, and pop - the very essence of the Great American Songbook. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. 50% off the cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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