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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 16th through 22nd



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JANUARY 22nd

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NYC: KIM GROGG ONE HIT WONDER WOMAN SHOW RETURNS TO MAMA'S

2001 MAC Award Nominee Kim Grog brings her acclaimed show "One Hit Wonder Woman" back to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, January 21st at 6:00 pm; Sunday, January 22nd at 3:00 pm ; and Monday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins, with direction by Lennie Watts. She is joined on stage by Rain Collazo, Wendy Russell, and special guest Sidney Myer. Call for cover/minimum information.
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NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, will be playing her weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch on January 22nd 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: 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: KATHLEEN CLANCY WITH NEW SHOW AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Kathleen Clancy will present her solo cabaret debut, "On My Way To You" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, January 22nd at 4:00 pm; Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, January 28th at 9:30 pm. The show is directed by Maura Kelley with musical direction by Phil Hall. "On My Way To You" is one woman's musical journey on the path to true love, featuring songs by Harold Arlen, Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, Ahrens & Flaherty, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more. From dating in the big city to married life in New Jersey, Kathleen Clancy shares with audiences the rocky road to love with humor and heart ... and explains why a good gynecologist is a must! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ALICE RIPLEY'S DAILY PRACTICE AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will perform a solo concert titled Alice Ripley's Daily Practice at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday, January 16th; Sunday, January 22nd; and Tuesday, January 24th; all shows at 9:30 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 $15 food/drink minimum.

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: O SOLE TRIO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

O SOLE TRIO, David Shenton's new vocal group has been performing to sold-out houses recently at various venues in the NYC area. They will be appearing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm and Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. "O Sole Trio" is a new, vibrant musical ensemble featuring singers Erin Shields and Giuseppe Spoletini and David Shenton on piano and violin. Their shows feature unique arrangements of some of the most famous Italian opera arias, Neapolitan songs and classic jazz standards, with a concentration on the Italian language. From Louis Prima and Connie Francis to Puccini. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF MARGARET WHITING
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 22nd, David will another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway. This week he is featuring the music of Margaret Whiting. 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: MARK JANAS' SALON: "ONE OF A KIND!"

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 22nd from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "One Of A Kind!". Co-Host will be Rosemary Loar. 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.


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.

NJ: CAROL VASQUEZ TRIO AT BAR CARA

The Carol Vasquez Trio (with Jan Stevens on piano and Rick De Kovessey on drums) will perform at BAR CARA (1099 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-893-3681) on Sunday, January 22nd with sets from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Bar Cara is all about the celebration of life, friends, family and the pursuit of simple pleasures. Inspired by rustic Italian fare, Chef Ryan DePersio uses his own unique approach to combine the classic with the modern in dishes that bring flashes of sunny Italy by the sea to country favorites. Call for cover/minimum information.


NE: HOT SONGS FOR A COLD WINTER'S DAY IN SOMERVILLE

Gail Leondar-Wright, Pamela Enders, Debbie Lane, Rich White, Marva Wooden, with Bill Duffy at the piano present "Hot Songs for a Cold Winter's Day" on Sunday, January 22nd at 3:00 pm at the ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS (191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA - 617-718-2191). Also featured are Gabrielle Agachiko, Ruthie Ristich, Julie Dougherty, Catharine David and Marilyn Dale. It promises to be an evening of hot songs, great voices, and good company as this new jazz and cabaret venue kick-offs their singer series. Directed by Dennis Brennan. The is a $10 cover at the door.

DC: THE GLENN ANGUS QUARTET IN "JAZZING IT UP WITH THE VIOLIN"

CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) welcomes The Glenn Angus Quartet in "Jazzing It Up With The Violin" on Sunday, January 22nd at 7:30 pm. Classically trained jazz musician Glenn Angus celebrates the versatility of the violin in a show of jubilant jazz. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: FRIENDSHTICK! AT DAVENPORT'S

FRIENDSHTICK! A salute to the "Joys and Oys" of friendship, will be presented at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sundays, January 22nd & 29th at 7:00 pm. The show features Jan Slavin, along with friends Michelle Greenberg, Carol Weston and Pam Peterson. All will share the joys and oys of friendship with music, laughter and, yes, a little shtick. Musical Direction is by Beckie Menzie. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: JACK JONES MAKES HIS RRAZZ ROOM DEBUT!

Legendary 2-Time Grammy Winning Vocalist Jack Jones makes his debut appearance at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189), Tuesday through Sunday, January 17th through 22nd at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers of all time. A true Singers' Singer and luminary. A double Grammy winner, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium. Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. There is only one Jack Jones, and he makes his RRazz Room debut with six not-to-be missed performances. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: NIGHT BEAT AT THE RRAZZ ROOM WITH JONATHAN PORETZ & FRIENDS

What happened late night in Las Vegas now returns to San Francisco's elegant RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Sunday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm. Jonathan Poretz, who has starred as Frank Sinatra in the long-running show, "The Rat Pack is Back," is bringing back the carefree spirit and fun filled nightlife that epitomized the casino lounges of the swinging 60s. Backed by his jazz and swing-infused trio, Jonathan creates an intimate, after-hours atmosphere for those late-nighters seeking a little nightcap to their evening's entertainment. There is a $29.50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: CATHERINE ALCORN IN THE DIVINE MISS BETTE
MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL PREMIER EVENT

Catherine Alcorn returns to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) for the Midsumma Festival, Thursdays through Sundays, January 19th through 22nd and 25th through 29th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday) with her acclaimed show The Divine Miss Bette. Catherine channels Bette Midler in her hilarious show. Bawdy, brash and just as glamorous as the original, The Divine Miss Bette will push all the boundaries! Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - JANUARY 21st

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NYC: KIM GROGG ONE HIT WONDER WOMAN SHOW RETURNS TO MAMA'S

2001 MAC Award Nominee Kim Grog brings her acclaimed show "One Hit Wonder Woman" back to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, January 21st at 6:00 pm; Sunday, January 22nd at 3:00 pm ; and Monday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins, with direction by Lennie Watts. She is joined on stage by Rain Collazo, Wendy Russell, and special guest Sidney Myer. Call for cover/minimum information.
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NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC AT MAMA'S IN JANUARY
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Karen Mack & Michael Holland return with their very popular award-winning "Gashole Hole-O-Matic 2011" All Request Show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, January 21st & 28th at 8:00 pm. This is the show where the audience gets to pick the song list from hundreds available. Also featured are more road stories, ridiculous prizes, more mash-ups, more prizes, lots more new music, more insanity and custom cocktails. Join NYC musical comedy duo Mack and Holland as they bring their multi-award winning mix of harmony and humor to the best (and worst!) of past, present and future pop. From ABBA to Queen to Kylie, expect lush vocals and comic mayhem in what is always a spontaneous and one-of-a-kind musical experience!. There is a $20 cover, 2 drink minimum, no drink maximum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE


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. 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: PAMELA LUSS WITH HOUSTON PERSON MONTHLY AT THE MET

A Monthly Saturday Series featuring Pamela Luss with Houston Person kicks off on Saturday, January 21st at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). The monthly series is titled "Just The Two of Us and Friends" and shows will vary each month. The first show is called "All About Love." Blessed with a beautiful voice, remarkable timing, and sumptuous intonation, Pamela has enjoyed successful engagements - and drawn capacity crowds - in many of the top Jazz and Cabaret Clubs. Pamela began working with Houston Person in 2007. His famously beautiful saxophone tone had graced two of her previous three albums. The relationship continued and developed into her fourth album, Sweet and Saxy, which is a full-length collaboration between the younger singer and the veteran tenor saxophonist with Houston also as producer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CORINNA SOWERS ADLER SINGS BY REQUEST SHOW AT THE MET

Singer of the American Songbook and Host of the Music at the Mansion series, Corinna Sowers Adler stars in "By Request" on Saturday, January 21st at 4:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Music has a powerful way of taking us back to places, people, and events long remembered. "By Request" is a show created by fans and friends of Corinna Sowers-Adler who have shared the stories and memories behind songs they have requested to be sung by Corinna and will feature John DiPinto on piano. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: FLOANNE ANKAH SINGS PIAF AT METROPOLITAN ROOM

French actress and singer Floanne Ankah recounts the Piaf story in recognition of the 50th anniversary of her death in the New York premiere of "Edith Piaf, Alive and Living in New York" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, January 21st at 9:30 pm. This authentic French chanteuse and farm girl opens the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary "Little Sparrow" with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940's and 50's. The show is a medley of vintage tunes from Floanne's native France, with a modern twist. She will embody the legend, interpreting the melodies from her point of view as a child, imagining Piaf's characters coming to life. Floanne has been reviving the tradition of French Music Hall, performing her Chanson, as well as original compositions, with top jazz and cabaret artists. Musical direction/piano/accordion by Rachel Kaufman with Ray Parker on upright bass, Mario Monaco Guest on percussion and Marcel Van Dam on guitar. This marks Floanne's first time collaboration with theater director Alice Jankell, who is lending a cutting edge presentation to the cabaret form. There is a $20 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: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. From the fresh-faced innocence of "Never Never Land" (2000) to the world-wise maturity of "The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me," (2009) in just ten years, critically-acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland on the heels of her acclaimed Emarcy/Universal CD release "Home," a 12-song-cycle and ode to the golden age of the jazz standard featuring the treasured tunes of songwriters and lyricists past and present including Rodgers and Hart and Dietz and Schwartz among others. There is a $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: "OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION" WITH ORIGINAL CAST

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of the long-running Off-Broadway revue "OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION" on Tuesday through Saturday, January 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm, with additional performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. The show's original stars and creators - Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines and Hilary Kole - playfully interact with one another, sharing their joy passion for this great music as they lovingly sing the hits of Sinatra, individually and in combination, taking the audience back to relive their memories. The show includes over 50 songs interspersed with witty banter and humor. The show covers Sinatra's entire musical cannon from the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs, the 50s and 60s swingers and the all time hits. Our Sinatra steers clear of imitation and impersonation as these accomplished performers deliver the great music of Sinatra. The show is directed by Kurt Stamm and Richard Maltby, Jr. serves as Production Supervisor and produced by Jack Lewin. There is a $40-$60-$85 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: MARILYN OLDER AND CHARLIE BARNETT: "SONGS AND STORIES"

Marilyn Older and Charlie Barnett: "Songs and Stories" will perform at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) on Saturday, January 21st at 7:30 pm. Marilyn Older and Charlie Barnett are both known for their work in the popular band, Chaise Lounge. Every once in a while they take a night off to sing as a duo and explore some of the songs that influenced them along the way. Every song holds a story. Their material ranges from Appalachian folk songs to Tin Pan Alley tunes from the 20's. Their original songs are a surprising mix of humor and pathos. And yes, for Chaise Lounge fans, there are a few classic "Lounge " songs in this all-acoustic setting. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF AREA: MIKE GREENSILL AT THE PLAZA BISTRO

Mike Greensill will be appearing on Saturday, January 21st from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at JAZZ IN THE BACKROOM AT THE PLAZA BISTRO (420 First Street East, Sonoma, CA - 707-996-4466). After graduating in 1972 from Leeds College of Music in England, Mike toured Europe and the Far East and lived in Hong Kong for 4 years before finally settling into his adopted home, San Francisco, in 1977. Well known in his role as musical director to acclaimed vocalist Wesla Whitfield with whom he has recorded twenty albums, Mike is also resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show to the world, "West Coast Live" (http://www.wcl.org/ ). Mike can also be caught playing jazz with his trio in many a Bay Area saloon and jazz club. As an arranger Mike, in addition to his work with Wesla, has had the opportunity to write for big bands and symphony orchestras including the Boston Pops and the San Francisco Symphony. Mike has also had the pleasure of accompaning such diverse talents as Rita Moreno, Margaret Whiting, Broadway stars Lillias White and Franc D'Ambrosio and jazz singers Madeline Eastman, Ann Hampton Callaway and Opie Bellas. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: HBO DEF POET AND HIP-HOP ARTIST ISE LYFE REMEMBER MLK

One of the greatest young performers in the nation, HBO Def poet and Hip-Hop artist Ise Lyfe is performing a musical and spoken word tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday & Saturday, January 20th & 21st at 10:00 pm. The event is hosted by Nikki Thomas of 102.9FM KBLX and the Nikki Thomas Network. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: JACK JONES MAKES HIS RRAZZ ROOM DEBUT!

Legendary 2-Time Grammy Winning Vocalist Jack Jones makes his debut appearance at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189), Tuesday through Sunday, January 17th through 22nd at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers of all time. A true Singers' Singer and luminary. A double Grammy winner, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium. Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. There is only one Jack Jones, and he makes his RRazz Room debut with six not-to-be missed performances. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: CATHERINE ALCORN IN THE DIVINE MISS BETTE
MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL PREMIER EVENT

Catherine Alcorn returns to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) for the Midsumma Festival, Thursdays through Sundays, January 19th through 22nd and 25th through 29th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday) with her acclaimed show The Divine Miss Bette. Catherine channels Bette Midler in her hilarious show. Bawdy, brash and just as glamorous as the original, The Divine Miss Bette will push all the boundaries! Call for cover/minimum information.

S.A.: BILL KNIGHT PRESENTS BOB DYLAN REVISTED

Bill Knight presents "Bob Dylan Revisted" at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566) on Saturday, January 21st at 7:30 pm. An absolute must for Dylan Fans this very popular and nostalgic sing-a-along tribute by folk icon Bill Knight returns by popular demand. Songs like Back Pages, Mr Tambourine Man, All Along The Watch Tower, My Back Pages, Like A Rolling Stone, Blind Willie McTell and many more classic hits. Also songs from Bill's latest CD! Call for cover/minimum information.

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FRIDAY - JANUARY 20th

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NYC: GARY NEGBAUR DIGGIN' THE BEATLES SONGBOOK

Acclaimed pianist/ singer/ songwriter Gary Negbaur brings his new show "Diggin' The Beatles: A Pianoman's Soulful Journey Through The Beatles Songbook" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday & Friday, January 19th & 20th at 7:00 pm. Negbaur interprets the Beatles Songbook with the same respect, exuberance, and creative innovation as a jazzman exploring a standard. Expect an intermingling of the familiar and the surprising as this smooth singing master of the 88s travels through the songs of the greatest rock band of all time. He will be performing as a soloist one night and with a quartet the next. Gary Negbaur has toured across the USA, Europe and Australia wowing audiences with his heartfelt and often humorous originals along with his innovative arrangements of standards. His recordings include a CD of original music (Let Me Explain) as well as a critically acclaimed solo album of standards (Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat) and a children's CD (Max's Family Band). In addition to performing, Gary writes music for theater and film, and many of his songs are performed and recorded by other singers. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MELISSA HECHE BRINGS "THE SHOW MUST GO ON" THE BEECHMAN
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Following a successful run at the Triad Theatre in Spring 2011, cabaret newcomer Melissa Heche brings her debut show, The Show Must Go On, to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for an encore performance on Friday, January 20th at 9:30 pm. Melissa is accompanied by musical director Dan Furman on keyboard, MAC and Bistro-award winner Sean Harkness on guitar, Grammy winner Skip Ward on bass, recording artist Michael Vitali on drums and Broadway veteran Tatum Greenblatt on trumpet. Eric Michael Gillett directs. Utilizing rock, pop and R&B, Melissa's eclectic musical choices pay tribute to the advice we are given throughout our lives and how it affects the choices that we make. Through her stories and songs, Melissa takes her audience on an entertaining, gripping, funny, and stimulating voyage, all the while inspiring her audiences to look back on the people whose opinions have shaped their own lives. This performance is a benefit for the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. Proceeds will help to increase access to hearing healthcare. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. From the fresh-faced innocence of "Never Never Land" (2000) to the world-wise maturity of "The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me," (2009) in just ten years, critically-acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland on the heels of her acclaimed Emarcy/Universal CD release "Home," a 12-song-cycle and ode to the golden age of the jazz standard featuring the treasured tunes of songwriters and lyricists past and present including Rodgers and Hart and Dietz and Schwartz among others. There is a $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: "OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION" WITH ORIGINAL CAST

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of the long-running Off-Broadway revue "OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION" on Tuesday through Saturday, January 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm, with additional performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. The show's original stars and creators - Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines and Hilary Kole - playfully interact with one another, sharing their joy passion for this great music as they lovingly sing the hits of Sinatra, individually and in combination, taking the audience back to relive their memories. The show includes over 50 songs interspersed with witty banter and humor. The show covers Sinatra's entire musical cannon from the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs, the 50s and 60s swingers and the all time hits. Our Sinatra steers clear of imitation and impersonation as these accomplished performers deliver the great music of Sinatra. The show is directed by Kurt Stamm and Richard Maltby, Jr. serves as Production Supervisor and produced by Jack Lewin. There is a $40-$60-$85 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NE: BACA LIFE IS A CABARET OPEN MIC
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

The first BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artist ) LIFE IS A CABARET open mic will be held on Friday, January 20th at SPRINGSTEP, MEDIUM STUDIO (98 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA) from 7:30 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 7:15 pm). BACA Open Mics are held on the 3rd Friday of the month. This month Jim Rice will serve as accompanist. Admission is $10 for BACA members, $13 for non-members.

BOS: DIANE SCHUUR AT SCULLERS

Vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, January 20th & 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ms. Schiir is as eclectic as she is brilliant. A longtime disciple of Dinah Washington and other legendary jazz singers of the '40s and '50s, Schuur has built a stellar career by embracing not only the jazz of her parents' generation, but also the pop music of her own youth during the late 1950s and '60s. Tickets are $30 - $72 show/dinner package available.

DC: "INDIAN JAZZ SERIES" FEATURES RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA

Rudresh Mahanthappa (Alto Sax) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday & Friday, January 19th & 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as part of the BLUES ALLEY "Indian Jazz Series". Consistently heralded by critics as one of the most original composers in his field, altoist Rudresh Mahanthappa's prolific contributions to contemporary jazz have earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, commissions to create new work from the likes of the Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund, Chamber Music America and the American Composers Forum, and a win in the 2011 Downbeat international Critics Poll. His rare ability to synthesize South Indian music concepts with a seemingly boundless range of unexpected influences frequently characterizes him as one of the most important artists in the music today - a distinction the Jazz Journalists Association recently echoed by naming him Alto Saxophonist of the Year three consecutive times from 2009-2011. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: SWING IN THE NEW WITH STRING THEORY

Swing in the New with String Theory will perform on Friday, January 20th at 7:30 pm at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515). In the tradition of the swinging jazz combos that took Europe by storm in the early twentieth century, String Theory recreates a sound that never really went out of style. With two acoustic guitars, two violins, a viola, a pedal steel guitar and female vocalist, the band takes on Django Reinhardt, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Hoagy Carmichael, and others. The band is made up of seasoned local players with a wide range of experience. Surprise guest artists and Cabaret favorite, Rachel Jones on viola. String Theory is: Gus Russo (guitar), Lucas Lechowski (violin). Charlie Trapp (bass), Stacey Schwartz (vocals, percussion), Gary Lee Gimble (pedal steel guitar), Josh Rettenmayer (guitar). 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: JACK JONES MAKES HIS RRAZZ ROOM DEBUT!

Legendary 2-Time Grammy Winning Vocalist Jack Jones makes his debut appearance at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189), Tuesday through Sunday, January 17th through 22nd at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers of all time. A true Singers' Singer and luminary. A double Grammy winner, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium. Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. There is only one Jack Jones, and he makes his RRazz Room debut with six not-to-be missed performances. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: HBO DEF POET AND HIP-HOP ARTIST ISE LYFE REMEMBER MLK

One of the greatest young performers in the nation, HBO Def poet and Hip-Hop artist Ise Lyfe is performing a musical and spoken word tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday & Saturday, January 20th & 21st at 10:00 pm. The event is hosted by Nikki Thomas of 102.9FM KBLX and the Nikki Thomas Network. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: CATHERINE ALCORN IN THE DIVINE MISS BETTE
MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL PREMIER EVENT

Catherine Alcorn returns to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) for the Midsumma Festival, Thursdays through Sundays, January 19th through 22nd and 25th through 29th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday) with her acclaimed show The Divine Miss Bette. Catherine channels Bette Midler in her hilarious show. Bawdy, brash and just as glamorous as the original, The Divine Miss Bette will push all the boundaries! Call for cover/minimum information.

S.A.: ALETIA UPSTAIRS PRESENTS IN THESE SHOES? AT VILA PASCAL

London based Aletia Upstairs brings her award winning show "In These Shoes" to VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566) on Friday, February 20th at 7:30 pm. The heels you walk in and the heels you fall in love with. From being empowered in someone else's shoes to the shoe that just doesn't fit. A journey inspired by life's little dramas and our sexual fascination with shoes. A new fairy tale taking inspiration from Cinderella, The Red Shoes and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. With the music of Kurt Weil, Jacques Brel, Eartha Kitt, Kirsty MacColl, Duke Ellington, Friedrich Hollander, Tom Lehrer, Sigrun Pascke and Aletia Upstairs. Aletia uses a wide range of languages, music, poetry and comedy in her work. Berlin based pianist, accordionist and composer Sigrun Paschke is currently touring her own show 'Ster in The Dark' with music from her own album. Aletia and Sigrun have been collaborating on many projects, including cabaret shows, an album and a World Music group. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: SALENA JONES at LONDON`S LONGEST RUNNING JAZZ VENUE

On Friday, January 20th at 8:15 pm Salena Jones will be at THE YAMAHA JAZZ ROOM WITHIN THE BULL`S HEAD ( 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London SW13 9P - 020 8876 5241), London`s longest running venue, where jazz has been performed seven nights a week since November 1959. Accompanied again by the wonderful Geoff Eales Trio, Salena will perform two sets. Call for cover/minimum information.

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THURSDAY - JANUARY 19th

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NYC: GARY NEGBAUR DIGGIN' THE BEATLES SONGBOOK

Acclaimed pianist/ singer/ songwriter Gary Negbaur brings his new show "Diggin' The Beatles: A Pianoman's Soulful Journey Through The Beatles Songbook" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday & Friday, January 19th & 20th at 7:00 pm. Negbaur interprets the Beatles Songbook with the same respect, exuberance, and creative innovation as a jazzman exploring a standard. Expect an intermingling of the familiar and the surprising as this smooth singing master of the 88s travels through the songs of the greatest rock band of all time. He will be performing as a soloist one night and with a quartet the next. Gary Negbaur has toured across the USA, Europe and Australia wowing audiences with his heartfelt and often humorous originals along with his innovative arrangements of standards. His recordings include a CD of original music (Let Me Explain) as well as a critically acclaimed solo album of standards (Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat) and a children's CD (Max's Family Band). In addition to performing, Gary writes music for theater and film, and many of his songs are performed and recorded by other singers. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: CABARET CARES RETURNS IN 2012 WITH "BRING ON THE MEN"
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Cabaret Cares, The Award Winning Series that raises money for Help Is On The Way Today, returns to the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 pm. The 2012 series will be kicked off by "Bring On The Men", an evening featuring some of the talented male members of the NYC cabaret community. Performers include John DeMarco, Tom Gamblin, Stearns Matthews, Sidney Myer, and Lennie Watts. Musical director for the evening will be Tracy Stark. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NO NAME PRESENTS THE UPTOWN CABARET

Guest Host Clara Barton Green and Guest Musical Director Jonathan Lynch host a monthly evening of performances by singers, songwriters and musical lovers alike at INDIAN ROAD CAFE (600 West 218th Street, NYC - 212-942-7451). The next show is on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 pm. Inspired by the Fabulous Jennifer Wren's Big Night Out and Eric Vetter's No Name and a Bag of Chips, No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret is an opportunity to play; to enjoy your music; your art; an opportunity to share this joy with your fellow singers, composers and lyricists. Bring that new audition song! Bring that song that you'd never get to sing otherwise! Bring that new material for your BMI class and test it out in a safe and fun place. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: STRIDE JAZZ PIANIST MIKE LIPSKIN AT SMALL'S

Mike Lipskin, acclaimed stride jazz pianist, makes a rare appearance Thursday, January 19th from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at SMALL'S JAZZ CLUB (183 West 10th Street, NYC) for solos and duets with Mike Hashim. Lipskin, protege of Willie "the Lion" Smith, has been performing his own style in the stride idiom for almost fifty years. He's appeared at Carnegie Hall, toured Europe and now lives in the San Francisco area. Mike Hashim, also of international acclaim, is a jazz master of the alto and soprano sax. There is a $20 cover charge.

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. Tony Nominee Barbara Walsh (Company), Ryan Silverman (Phantom of the Opera), Marva Hicks (Caroline or Change), and multi-award winning nightclub entertainer Mark Nadler will star this Thursday night, January 19th. 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: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. From the fresh-faced innocence of "Never Never Land" (2000) to the world-wise maturity of "The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me," (2009) in just ten years, critically-acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland on the heels of her acclaimed Emarcy/Universal CD release "Home," a 12-song-cycle and ode to the golden age of the jazz standard featuring the treasured tunes of songwriters and lyricists past and present including Rodgers and Hart and Dietz and Schwartz among others. There is a $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: "OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION" WITH ORIGINAL CAST

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of the long-running Off-Broadway revue "OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION" on Tuesday through Saturday, January 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm, with additional performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. The show's original stars and creators - Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines and Hilary Kole - playfully interact with one another, sharing their joy passion for this great music as they lovingly sing the hits of Sinatra, individually and in combination, taking the audience back to relive their memories. The show includes over 50 songs interspersed with witty banter and humor. The show covers Sinatra's entire musical cannon from the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs, the 50s and 60s swingers and the all time hits. Our Sinatra steers clear of imitation and impersonation as these accomplished performers deliver the great music of Sinatra. The show is directed by Kurt Stamm and Richard Maltby, Jr. serves as Production Supervisor and produced by Jack Lewin. There is a $40-$60-$85 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NJ: STAND-UP COMEDY NIGHT AT LUNA STAGE

Up and comicg comic Michael Che hosts Stand-Up Comedy Night at LUNA STAGE (555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ - 973-395-5551) on Thursday January 19th at 8:00 pm. Mr. Che is the regular host of the ongoing series and will be joined this month by fellow comics Freddy Sheffield, Phoebe Robinson, and Anton Shuford. Luna Stage's Stand-Up Comedy Night is a bi-monthly event featuring a full evening of stand up comedy from the tri-state area's up and coming comics. Performers have been seen on MTV, NBC and Comedy Central and Luna Stage's intimate theatre gives audiences the opportunity to see these rising stars up-close and personal. Host Michael Che is a native New Yorker who has already gained the respect and admiration of many of the comedians and audiences in New York City. His comedy blends street culture with world issues to hilarious results. Tickets are $21. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the door.


BOS: TIERNEY SUTTON BAND AT BIRDLAND

The Tierney Sutton Band returns to SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, January 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, vocalist Tierney Sutton bas been the recipient of numerous honors. Ms. Sutton has been a frequent performer at prestigious venues including Birdland and Carnegie Hall and has been featured in popular films and commercials. For over fifteen years, The Tierney Sutton Band has included pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt and drummer Ray Brinker. Their latest CD "American Road" recently earned two 2011 Grammy nominations for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" and "Best Arrangement Accompanying A Vocal." Tickets are $25. $67 Dinner/Show tickets available.

DC: "INDIAN JAZZ SERIES" FEATURES RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA

Rudresh Mahanthappa (Alto Sax) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday & Friday, January 19th & 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as part of the BLUES ALLEY "Indian Jazz Series". Consistently heralded by critics as one of the most original composers in his field, altoist Rudresh Mahanthappa's prolific contributions to contemporary jazz have earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, commissions to create new work from the likes of the Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund, Chamber Music America and the American Composers Forum, and a win in the 2011 Downbeat international Critics Poll. His rare ability to synthesize South Indian music concepts with a seemingly boundless range of unexpected influences frequently characterizes him as one of the most important artists in the music today - a distinction the Jazz Journalists Association recently echoed by naming him Alto Saxophonist of the Year three consecutive times from 2009-2011. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: THE TOM WILLIAMS QUARTET WITH VOCALIST SHEILA FORD

The Tom Williams Quartet with Vocalist Sheila Ford will perform at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30 pm. Tom Williams, trumpeter, drummer, composer and bandleader, has played in the show bands of Pattie Labelle, Liberace, Anita Baker, Sid Caesar, Michael Feinstein, Joe Williams, Stevie Wonder, Rosemary Clooney and Aretha Franklin to name a few. He has appeared at numerous jazz festivals and venues with artist such as Donald Brown, Hank Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Gary Bartz, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Michel Legrand, Ben Riley, Steve Wilson, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Frank Foster, Antonio Hart, Slide Hampton, and Steve Turre. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: JACK JONES MAKES HIS RRAZZ ROOM DEBUT!

Legendary 2-Time Grammy Winning Vocalist Jack Jones makes his debut appearance at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189), Tuesday through Sunday, January 17th through 22nd at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers of all time. A true Singers' Singer and luminary. A double Grammy winner, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium. Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. There is only one Jack Jones, and he makes his RRazz Room debut with six not-to-be missed performances. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: CATHERINE ALCORN IN THE DIVINE MISS BETTE
MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL PREMIER EVENT

Catherine Alcorn returns to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) for the Midsumma Festival, Thursdays through Sundays, January 19th through 22nd and 25th through 29th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday) with her acclaimed show The Divine Miss Bette. Catherine channels Bette Midler in her hilarious show. Bawdy, brash and just as glamorous as the original, The Divine Miss Bette will push all the boundaries! Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 18th

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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: CONCERT-REVUE "SOUL TO SOUL" IN HONOR OF MLK HOLIDAY

"Soul to Soul," an innovative concert-revue that explores the intersections between African-American and Yiddish folk music traditions, will be performed at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 pm, in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday. Created by Zalmen Mlotek and presented by the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, in association with The Workmen's Circle, this special "Soul to Soul" performance kicks off a series of music and educational events through the winter, culminating the week before Passover. "Soul to Soul" stars the Israeli-born singer/songwriter and trumpet player Magda Fishman, opera and Broadways's Elmore James and the actor Tony Perry. The three singers perform an eclectic and demanding repertoire that juxtaposes Yiddish folk/klezmer with black spirituals, gospel and jazz. Backed by a four-piece klezmer-jazz band, the group is led by Mlotek, the internationally recognized conductor, composer and Yiddish music authority. There is a $20 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: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: DAVE STRYKER

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 18th and features Dave Stryker - Guitar. 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). The event on Wednesday, January 18th, features Regan Stone, Lisa Viggiano, Ellen Karis, Marissa Moulder, Joi Danielle Price, Lanene Charters, Sarah Rice, David Vernon, Kristin Parker, Carrie Jackson, Bill Tripician & Chuck Napely with Bill Zeffiro on piano and Saadi Zain on bass. There is a $13 cover, no minimum.


NYC: JERRY COSTANZO AND HIS TRIO AT FEINSTEIN'S

Jazz Tenor Saxophonist, Jerry Weldon joins Jerry Costanzo and His Trio (Tedd Firth; Piano, Jennifer Vincent; Bass, Jimmy Madison; drums) at FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - ) on Wednesday, January 18th at 10:30 pm. Jerry is here the third Wednesday of every month through March 2012. Weldon is a bandleader in his own right, leading ensembles at many of New York's jazz clubs and at jazz festivals around the US. He has recorded several albums under his own name, among them, "Head To Head," a swinging two-tenor date with Michael Karn on the Criss Cross Jazz label "Midtown Blues," a rousing quintet with long time collaborator Joe Mags (Magnarelli) recorded live at Fat Tuesdays in NYC, and two hard-swinging dates with the late, great organist, Jerry's long-time pal, Bobby Forrester. There is a $20 cover plus $6 service charge plus a 1-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: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. From the fresh-faced innocence of "Never Never Land" (2000) to the world-wise maturity of "The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me," (2009) in just ten years, critically-acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland on the heels of her acclaimed Emarcy/Universal CD release "Home," a 12-song-cycle and ode to the golden age of the jazz standard featuring the treasured tunes of songwriters and lyricists past and present including Rodgers and Hart and Dietz and Schwartz among others. There is a $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: "OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION" WITH ORIGINAL CAST

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of the long-running Off-Broadway revue "OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION" on Tuesday through Saturday, January 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm, with additional performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. The show's original stars and creators - Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines and Hilary Kole - playfully interact with one another, sharing their joy passion for this great music as they lovingly sing the hits of Sinatra, individually and in combination, taking the audience back to relive their memories. The show includes over 50 songs interspersed with witty banter and humor. The show covers Sinatra's entire musical cannon from the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs, the 50s and 60s swingers and the all time hits. Our Sinatra steers clear of imitation and impersonation as these accomplished performers deliver the great music of Sinatra. The show is directed by Kurt Stamm and Richard Maltby, Jr. serves as Production Supervisor and produced by Jack Lewin. There is a $40-$60-$85 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: "INDIAN JAZZ SERIES" FEATURES REZ ABASSI

Guitarist Rez Abassi will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Wednesday, January 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as part of the BLUES ALLEY "Indian Jazz Series". Born in Karachi, Pakistan, removed at the age of four to the vastness of Southern California, schooled at the University of Southern California and the Manhattan School of Music. Making New York home for the past 18 years, Abbasi has developed a unique sound both as a composer and an instrumentalist and is considered by many to be one of the foremost modern jazz guitar players the world over. He has honed his skills with performances through out Europe, Canada, the USA, Mexico and India. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: JACK JONES MAKES HIS RRAZZ ROOM DEBUT!

Legendary 2-Time Grammy Winning Vocalist Jack Jones makes his debut appearance at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189), Tuesday through Sunday, January 17th through 22nd at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers of all time. A true Singers' Singer and luminary. A double Grammy winner, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium. Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. There is only one Jack Jones, and he makes his RRazz Room debut with six not-to-be missed performances. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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TUESDAY - JANUARY 17th

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NYC: METROJAM WEEKLY OPEN MIC MOVES UPTOWN TO MAMA'S
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

METROJAM, the weekly cabaret/jazz open mic event hosted by Jenna Esposito, is movin' on up! Beginning on Tuesday, January 17th, MetroJam will now be held every first and third Tuesday of the month from 9:15 to 11:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). Jenna Esposito. The show will continue every Friday night. Accompaniment is provided by the MetroJam house band: John DiPinto on piano, Ritt Henn on bass, and Bobby Sher on drums. Sparkles and homemade cookies are provided for all attendees at every MetroJam. Open-mic performers have a chance to perform with a full jazz band. If you're planning to perform, please arrive early to sign up and be sure to bring two copies of your music (up-tempos are recommended!). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for anyone who performs at MetroJam that evening! $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: TREVOR & BECKA ARE "DIS-ENCHANTED"

Trevor and Becka Southworth (he's a bartender and she's a waiter at the LAURIE BEECHMAN) who are moving to Florida at the end of the month. As a farewell to all their friends, they are putting on a cabaret show called "Dis-Enchanted!" on Tuesday, January 17th & Monday, January 23rd - both shows at 9:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ). It is a loving send up of "The Happiest Place on Earth!" Full of songs and Themes made famous by the world's most famous mouse! Featuring songs like "Someday My Prince Will Come," "Kiss The Girl," "Be Our Guest," and many more - some may not be exactly like you remember. They are joined on stage by Ashley Hesse and Frank Galgano with Music Direction by Matt Castle. Remember, "this ain't your kids Disney!" There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LIZ WAGENER MAKES METROPOLITAN ROOM DEBUT

Ohio native Liz Wagener will be appearing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 pm. Ms. Wagener will be performing songs from her newly released CD, "The One You Choose" as well as other favorites from her extensive repertoire. Frequently compared to Dinah Shore, Julie London and Dianne Reeves, Liz is renowned for her emblematic tone while delivering tasteful explorations of her incredible range. Liz began singing on stage at the age of three. She later auditioned for and became a member of the Young Rep Roadshow for nine years, starring in hundreds of performances throughout the Midwest. Since that time, she has appeared in over twenty-five musicals and expanded into the folk, rock and jazz genres. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CATHERINE DUPUIS AT SOMETHIN' JAZZ

The Catherine Dupuis Group (Catherine Dupuis, vocals; Russ Kassoff, piano; Jay Anderson, bass) will perform at SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB (formerly MILES CAFE) (212 East 52nd Street, 3rd floor, NYC - 212-371-7657) on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 pm, one set only. Catherine will be cebrating stories from the Great American Songbook. There is a $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. From the fresh-faced innocence of "Never Never Land" (2000) to the world-wise maturity of "The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me," (2009) in just ten years, critically-acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland on the heels of her acclaimed Emarcy/Universal CD release "Home," a 12-song-cycle and ode to the golden age of the jazz standard featuring the treasured tunes of songwriters and lyricists past and present including Rodgers and Hart and Dietz and Schwartz among others. There is a $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: "OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION" WITH ORIGINAL CAST

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of the long-running Off-Broadway revue "OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION" on Tuesday through Saturday, January 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm, with additional performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. The show's original stars and creators - Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines and Hilary Kole - playfully interact with one another, sharing their joy passion for this great music as they lovingly sing the hits of Sinatra, individually and in combination, taking the audience back to relive their memories. The show includes over 50 songs interspersed with witty banter and humor. The show covers Sinatra's entire musical cannon from the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs, the 50s and 60s swingers and the all time hits. Our Sinatra steers clear of imitation and impersonation as these accomplished performers deliver the great music of Sinatra. The show is directed by Kurt Stamm and Richard Maltby, Jr. serves as Production Supervisor and produced by Jack Lewin. There is a $40-$60-$85 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


BOS: RON DELLA CHIESA: SPECIAL MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE LATE AL VEGA

Ron Della Chiesa, the voice of the BSO, the host of WPLM's Strictly Sinatra and Music America's shows, debuts his new book "Radio My Way"... and hosts a gathering of singers and musicians in a tribute to the late legendary pianist, Al Vega at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Tuesday, January 17th at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20. Special Dinner/Show package $62.


DC: "INDIAN JAZZ SERIES" FEATURES SANJAY MISHRA

Guitarist/composer Sanjay Mishra will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Tuesday, January 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as part of the BLUES ALLEY "Indian Jazz Series". Mishra has been described as a brilliant and innovative musician, playing with an eclecticism well suited to his multicultural background. After completing his studies at The Peabody Conservatory of Music, he began composing music that combined Eastern and Western influences. Sanjay first came to public acclaim for his album Blue Incantation with guitarist Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, one of the famed musicians last works. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: JACK JONES MAKES HIS RRAZZ ROOM DEBUT!

Legendary 2-Time Grammy Winning Vocalist Jack Jones makes his debut appearance at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189), Tuesday through Sunday, January 17th through 22nd at 8:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday). Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers of all time. A true Singers' Singer and luminary. A double Grammy winner, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium. Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. There is only one Jack Jones, and he makes his RRazz Room debut with six not-to-be missed performances. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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MONDAY - JANUARY 16th

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NYC: JOHN BUCCHINO WITH ORIGINAL SONGS AT THE DUPLEX

Broadway/Cabaret composer John Bucchino returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, January 16th with a totally new show.John will be breaking into the song trunk and performing songs that haven't been done in years, if ever, in front of an audience and there is the promise of 2 very specials guests in this show. John Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop, theatre, cabaret and classical artists including Liza Minnelli, Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Judy Collins, Yo Yo Ma, Art Garfunkel, Patti LuPone, Deborah Voight, Michael Feinstein, Audra McDonald, The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House and The White House. Among his honors are The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Award, The Los Angeles Ovation Award (for the revue IT'S ONLY LIFE), The DVD Premiere Award (for the song "Better Than I"), and the first annual Fred Ebb Award. He has written scores for the musicals URBAN MYTHS, LAVENDER GIRL, Broadway's A CATERED AFFAIR (winner of the Drama League Award for Best Musical, with a book by Harvey Fierstein), IT'S ONLY LIFE, and the Dreamworks animated film JOSEPH, KING OF DREAMS, and lyrics for the children's musical SIMEON's GIFT (with a book by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and music by Ian Fraser). There is a $15 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 16th, Bronwyn will present another "Frolics Follies Gaieties" event with co-host Cheryl Ellner, 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 THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday, January 16th; Sunday, January 22nd; and Tuesday, January 24th; all shows at 9:30 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 $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NATALIE DOUGLAS AT BIRDLAND WITH "THE BIRTHDAY SHOW"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series announces that singer Natalie Douglas will return to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday January 16th at 7:00 pm with an all-new concert, The Birthday Show, celebrating her birthday with her longtime musical director, Mark Hartman (Sondheim on Sondheim, Avenue Q) and her band of Broadway All-Stars. The Birthday Show is an offering of the musical influences in Natalie's life; from the eclectic tastes of her late parents to the music of her native Southern California, her ancestral East Texas roots and her adulthood in New York City - The Birthday Show will be guided by the inspiration of The Eagles, Dr. Nina Simone, Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, The Carpenters, Blossom Dearie, Ray Charles, Lena Horne, Judy Garland, Alice Faye, Fred Astaire, Phyllis Hyman, Nancy Wilson and many more. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/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: THE MADS TOLLING QUARTET AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Two-Time Grammy Award Winning Jazz Violinist Mads Tolling returns to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Monday, January 16th at 8:00 pm. As a long time member of bass legend Stanley Clarke's Band, Mads likes to explore the fusions in music. His set will include music from the one of the great fusion ensembles, John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra. Mads will go with some of the humor & show of Frank Zappa, and then he will dive right into tackling jazz masters Thelonious Monk and Cannonball Adderley. Mads is a prolific writer, and his quartet will tackle some of his compositions from their latest album "The Playmaker...." There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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