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CABARET EVENTS ARCHIVESJUNE - JULY 2012
MONDAY through SUNDAY - June 25th through July 1st



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JULY 1st

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NYC: SOUL/ JAZZ ARTIST CHERI MAREE AT THE MET

Soul/ Jazz artist Cheri Maree, affectionately known as "The Love Goddess" will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, June 1st at 7:00 pm. Her unique power, stage presence and sultry style have taken her to audiences throughout the world and given Ms. Maree the opportunity to share the stage with Grammy Award winning artists such as Patti Labelle, Ashford and Simpson, Al Jarreau, Brian McKnight, Hootie and The Blowfish and the list goes on. Cheri Maree's concerts have been heralded as "inspiring and soul-satisfying" with a repertoire that includes songs from Streisand to Chaka Khan as well as original music from her critically acclaimed CD, Pure Voice. Ms. Maree's most recent performance was at the prestigious Carnegie Hall with the Peacemakers Choir performing a vocal score composed and conducted by the world renowned Karl Jenkins. Cheri Maree is a truly gifted artist you can't afford to miss. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS ISRAEL'S SHIRA GAVRIELOV

Heralded as Israel's "New Comer of the Year" by many radio stations and magazines, the young and very talented Shira Gavrielov will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, July 1st at 9:30 pm. Shira was born in the spring of 1989 and has established herself as one of the music elites in Israel. Shiras father introduced her to music, being part of the Israeli musical existence himself, but it didn't take long for her to start her own musical journey. Wanting to learn as much as she could, Shira got accepted into Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp all the while studying classical ballet and jazz in The Alma Frankfurt Dance School. But what really set her apart was her voice. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": SONGS OF THE CITY - NEW YORK IN SONG
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, July 1st, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring Songs Of The City - New York in Song! Some of the singers that will be part of the mix: Sammy Davis, Jr, Kelli O'Hara, Adolph Green, Maria Friedman, Jerry Orbach, Baby Jane Dexter, Phoebe Snow, Gene Krupa, Joni Mitchell, Karen Oberlin, Duke Ellington, Bette Midler, Ronny Whyte, Anita O'Day, Mark Winkler Annie Dinerman, Tom Aldridge, Marilyn Harris,Roy Eldridge, Lorraine Feather The Boswell Sisters, Mary Cleere Haran, Barbara Fasano, Eric Comstock, Liza Minnelli & More. 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: TIM HAGANS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Tim Hagans Quartet with Tim Hagans (trumpet), Vic Juris (guitar), Jukkis Uotila (drums), Jay Anderson (bass) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Sundays, July 1st & 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Grammy-nominated Composer and Trumpeter Tim Hagans is one of the most unique and influential modern voices in jazz. His latest Palmetto Records CD, "The Moon is Waiting," features Hagans' original compositions for quartet. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYS: ROBIN HOOD: THE MUSICAL OPENS FORT SALEM SUMMER SEASON

Robin Hood: The Musical, a co-production of Fort Salem Theater with the Rose Center Theater in Westminster, CA, opens The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200 - ) fifth summer series under the aegis of artistic director Jay Kerr. Performances are Friday & Saturday, June 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, July 1st at 2:00 pm. Robin Hood: The Musical, based on the mythic Robin Hood legends and featuring a lush, bright score with music and lyrics by Tim Nelson and a book by Kent Johnson, combines the action and adventure of 12th century England with the grand romance between Robin Hood and Maid Marian. The colorful classic characters, grand scenes of swordsmanship, and period costumes color a love story that has endured for centuries. In addition the cast members from the original California production, some parts will be played by local actors, including Dan Garfinkel, Salem's town physician, and Don McPhee, a Salem attorney. Tickets are $18-$30.

CHI: SIMPLY SCOTTY AT 3160 MONTHLY

Scott Gryder returns to CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969) for "SIMPLY SCOTTY" on Sunday, July 1st. Scott appears at the club on the first Sunday of every month from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. From pop hits and showtunes to cabaret and character pieces, Scott takes to the mic, entertaining from his self-compiled book of zany, heartfelt music as a "one-man parade of song." And, as music director, Nick Sula makes musical magic on the piano, with special guests Freddie The Puppet and Laven Deer. Singers welcome! There is no cover, just a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ALL-STAR BIG BAND

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center All-Stars Big Band, directed by Saxophonist John Stephens featuring some of the most talented players on the West Coast, along with the legendary Jazz and Blues singer, Barbara Morrison will perform Sundays, July 1st, 15th & 22nd at 4:00 pm at BMPAC - BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (4305 Degnan Boulevard #101, Leimert Park, CA - 323-296-2272 - ). The Center is the only venue in Los Angeles serving up a big dose of Big Band Jazz and Blues every Sunday this summer. There is a $10 cover charge.

L.A.: KRITZERLAND: THE ALAN JAY LERNER ALBUM

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "THE ALAN JAY LERNER ALBUM" on Sunday, July 1st at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700 - ). As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Chelsea Emma Franko (Winner, LA's Next Great Stage Star 2012), Gordon Goodman (Parade; The Grand Tour; Das Barbecue; Charlie, Shenandoah ), Kim Huber (Broadway: Belle, Beauty & The Beast; Betty Schaeffer, Sunset Blvd.), Dennis Kyle (Reprise's They're Playing Our Song; Rooster in Annie, Theater Aspen), Jane Noseworthy (Reprise: Carrie, Carousel; Rosanna, Cyrano; Hope, Urinetown) and special guest Andrea Marcovicci. Music Director: Shelly Markham. The show is filled with some of the most glorious theater and film songs ever written, our tribute to a brilliant lyricist - Alan Jay Lerner. Lerner wrote with incredible composers = Frederick Loewe, Burton Lane, Kurt Weill, Charles Strouse, John Barry = and features great songs not only from his well-known work for My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, but since this is a Kritzerland show, from his lesser-known work, too, including Lolita My Love, Carmelina, Dance a Little Closer, The Little Prince, Love Life and more. Cover charge is $28 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.

L.A.: SETH HAMPTON MAKES DESERT DEBUT AT JOSLYN CENTER

Following it's sold-out Los Angeles premier, singer and dancer Seth Hampton will bring his one-man show "Gotta Move" to THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731 - ) on Sunday, July 1st at 2:00 pm as part of the Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series presented by Les Michaels and Life Is A Cabaret Entertainment. "Gotta Move" is directed by Broadway and cabaret star Jason Graae who helped Seth put together the perfect combination of songs and stories that bring out both his strong voice and his extensive dance back ground, especially tap dancing. Seth's dance ability along with his good looks recently landed him the role of Don Lockwood in a revival of the hit musical "Singing In The Rain". The role required him to tap his way through number after number, including the iconic solo made famous by Gene Kelly for which the movie version was named and from which the stage adaption was written. Joining Seth will be acclaimed musical director John Randall who will accompany him on piano. Tickets are $10.


SF: THE LEGENDARY TRINI LOPEZ IN "MR. LA BAMBA"

The Legendary Trini Lopez brings her show "Mr. La Bamba" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, July 1st at 5:00 pm. Trini Lopez recorded a series of upbeat tunes for Reprise during the mid-'60s, including a smash rendering of the folk standard "If I Had a Hammer" in 1963. The Dallas native cut some Ritchie Valens-influenced rockers for the King label prior to his discovery by producer Don Costa. Lopez's hits capture the excitement of his live performances, and his driving renditions of "Kansas City" (1963), "Lemon Tree" (1965), and "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" (1966) were substantial sellers. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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SATURDAY - JUNE 30th

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NYC: BARBARA MALLEY RETURNS WITH "I REMEMBER BROOKLYN"
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Barbara Malley brings her acclaimed show, I REMEMBER BROOKLYN, to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, June 30th at 7:30 pm. The show is directed by Barry Kleinbort and the Musical Director is David Gaines. Barbara was born in Brooklyn and is PROUD of it. The show sets out to prove that Brooklyn is more than a place; it's an idea, a symbol, known the world over. It's almost like a separate country: full of wonderful streets, parks, historic buildings, people - and ATTITUDE. I Remember Brooklyn entertains through the music of Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, Irving Berlin, Glenn Miller, Arthur Schwartz and Dorothy Field, Barry Manilow and others. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. There is a $5 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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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, June 23rd & 30th 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 $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: "EVERYDAY PEOPLE" VOICES FOR THE 100% AT THE BEECHMAN

New York entertainers Dawn Derow, Marcie Henderson, Cedric Leiba and Jason Reiff will premiere "Everyday People", a new evening of song celebrating the hopes, the dreams and the trying times we live in today at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, June 30th at 7:00 pm. Songs are drawn from the 'new' American Songbook. Musical Director is Andrew David Sotomayor, with Tedd Stafford (guitar), Donna Kelley (percussion) and Kai Ando (bass). Inspired by the wisdom and humor of artists like Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews, Randy Newman, Gwen Stefani, Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Scissor Sisters, The Rolling Stones and mor, four of New York City's powerhouse vocalists share the stage in contemplation of our ever evolving American Dream and its relevance on our small planet. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: RUTH CARLIN - SONGMOMENTS AT THE DUPLEX

Ruth Carlin brings her show this show SongMoments to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 pm & Saturday, June 30th at 4:30 pm. SongMoments is a mix of songs by composers such as Julie Gold, Murray Grand, David Friedman, Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman, Maltby & Shire and Ruth Carlin, to name a few. She will be joined by her musical director, Paul Greenwood and directed by Scott Barnes. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: STEP RIGHT UP AND CATCH WITH REEDS & KESSLER

J. Michael Reeds ("The Barker") and Marc McBarron Kessler ("The Poet/Composer") join forces in their show STEP RIGHT UP ... And Catch" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Saturday, June 30th at 4:00 pm. Reeds and Kessler travel through a circus of songs and stories from Kessler's New York City diaries. Those who appreciate Kessler's candid story-telling in his underground zine "The Stripewriter" are sure to enjoy his starving-artist reflections of life in New York City when he arrived there in the autumn of 2001. Actor/Dancer/Singer J. Michael Reeds, from the upcoming musical Puppet Show, performs Kessler's material with emotional rawness. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: DEE CASELLA AT SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB

On Saturday, June 30th, 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 5:00 to 6:45 pm. She will be joined by Matt Baker, piano; Daniel Lipsitz, sax/ flute; Benjamin Servenay, bass; Nick Wright, drums; Jimmy Lopez, percussionist. 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 $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MAC & MATSUKI IN THE CROSSFIRE

MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets - ) in collaboration with Matsuki Productions present: CABARET CROSSFIRE - An open, no holds barred discussion of all things Cabaret with Lennie Watts and Roy Sander. Hosted and Moderated by Sue Matsuki. The event will be held on Saturday, June 30th from 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). Due to the response to Sue's recent column on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE WEBSITE on reader questions about MAC and Sue's follow up interview with Lennie Watts in her April 17th column, she decided to continue this conversation on June 30th. Bring your lunch and your questions and join Sue & gang for coffee, cookies and some very interesting conversation. All questions are invited on MAC, Cabaret, Reviews, the Awards process and whatever else you have a question about. Email your reservations to: SueMatsuki@aol.com or call 917-821-4342. Please leave a message giving your name and how many are in your party. NO COVER - NO MINIMUM (Bar not open)

NYC: THE YELLOWJACKETS AT BIRDLAND

The quintessential electric jazz group Yellowjackets will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Celebrating 30 years together, the group has released their 21st recording and Mack Avenue Records label debut "Timeline" to critical acclaim and two Grammy nominations for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album" and "Best Instrumental Composition" for the Russell Ferrante penned title track. Led by founding member, keyboardist and primary composer Russell Ferrante, Yellowjackets continue to practice their signature brand of high energy rhythm and improvisational group chemistry. Also featuring drummer (since 1986) William Kennedy, saxophonist (since 1991) Bob Mintzer and recent addition, bassist Felix Pastorius (son of the late electric bass pioneer Jaco Pastorius) who is filling in for founding member Jimmy Haslip during a touring hiatus. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS JACK JONES FOR ONE WEEK ONLY

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of double Grammy Award winning jazz and pop singer Jack Jones from Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday and Saturday. For the performance, Jones will feature songs from his Greatest Hits Tour as well as a few gems from his latest album "Love Ballad." Jones will be accompanied by Music Director Lou Forestieri on piano, Chris Colangelo on bass, Kendall Kay on drums and Houston Person on saxophone. Jack Jones performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from performing arts centers to the London Palladium. He earned two Grammy Awards for "Best Pop Male Vocal Performance" with his singles "Lollipops and Roses" and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Wives and Lovers". His release, Jack Jones Paints A Tribute To Tony Bennett, was nominated for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance". He was also nominated for "The Impossible Dream" and his recording of "Wives and Lovers" was nominated for "Record of the Year". His hit records include "The Race Is On", "Lady", "Call Me Irresponsible" and "What I Did For Love". There is a $60-$75-$90 cover cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BRIAN D'ARCY JAMES "UNDER THE INFLUENCE"

Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James launches his New York City solo concert debut with his show "Under The Influence" at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) for 7 performances, Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. New York knows him from Broadway's Time Stands Still, Next to Normal, Shrek, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Apple Tree, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Titanic, among others; television audiences know him from NBC's "Smash" and HBO's Game Change, but now 54 Below audiences will have a chance to see him in his brand new musical offering during its inaugural month. "Under The Influence" is directed by Carl Forsman and features musical direction and arrangements by Dan Lipton. D'Arcy James is backed by Dan Lipton at the piano; Damien Bassman on drums; Greg Joseph on percussion; Nicholas D'Amato on bass; Erik Della Penna on guitar; Paul Vercesi - saxophone; Bob Millikan on trumpet; and Clarke Thorell and Haven Burton on vocals. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LAURA OSNES IN HER CABARET DEBUT AT CAFE CARLYLE

Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes will make her cabaret debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) in an exclusive two-week engagement, Tuesday, June 19th through Saturday, June 30th at 8:45 pm. Three performances (Thursday through Saturday) will be recorded for a Broadway Records CD release. Ms. Osnes will present an evening of songs culled from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, as well as from the worlds of jazz and folk. During the recording dates, she will be joined by special guests Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde, Newsies) on June 28th, Tom Wopat (Catch Me If You Can) on June 29th and Max Crumm (Grease) on June 30th. There will be other surprise special guests during the Caryle engagement. Ms. Osnes will be accompanied by a quartet led by her Musical Director Fred Lassen on piano. Joe Langworth directs. The album will be produced by Fred Lassen and Aaron Ankrum and executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. There is a $65 cover Tuesday through Thursday, and $75 cover Fridays & Saturdays,


NYS: ROBIN HOOD: THE MUSICAL OPENS FORT SALEM SUMMER SEASON

Robin Hood: The Musical, a co-production of Fort Salem Theater with the Rose Center Theater in Westminster, CA, opens The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200 - ) fifth summer series under the aegis of artistic director Jay Kerr. Performances are Friday & Saturday, June 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, July 1st at 2:00 pm. Robin Hood: The Musical, based on the mythic Robin Hood legends and featuring a lush, bright score with music and lyrics by Tim Nelson and a book by Kent Johnson, combines the action and adventure of 12th century England with the grand romance between Robin Hood and Maid Marian. The colorful classic characters, grand scenes of swordsmanship, and period costumes color a love story that has endured for centuries. In addition the cast members from the original California production, some parts will be played by local actors, including Dan Garfinkel, Salem's town physician, and Don McPhee, a Salem attorney. Tickets are $18-$30.

NJ: NEW CONCERT SERIES IN NEW JERSEY

Broadway Concerts Direct presents a new concert series at THE FIRESIDE THEATER & CAFE at CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH (340 Bogert Road, River Edge, NJ - 201-487-4828) on Saturday, June 30th at 8:00 pm. This evening will feature a variety of songs ranging from favorite popular show tunes to classical and everything in between, pweformed by some of the most exquisite and riveting voices and singing actors on the Broadway, music theatre and operatic stages today. Performers include Carole Demas (original Sandy in GREASE, THE MAGIC GARDEN on TV); Celia Berk & Rich Flanders (SHENANDOAH, ANNIE 2, Will Rogers Cowboy Award, Best Song); Craig Pomranz (International Recording Artist, 2012 MAC Award); Sarah Rice (original Johanna, SWEENEY TODD). They will be joined by Matthew Martin Ward, Piano; Jonathan Russell, Jazz Violin; Eve Weiss, Classical Guitar; Joseph Brennan, Percussion. Tickets are $15-$20 available at www.SmartTix.com.


L.A.: AT THE GARDENIA, SANDY BAINUM: SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT

Songstress Sandy Bainum will be at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, June 29th & 30th with her show entitled Sandy Bainum: Something to Sing About. The performance is a celebration of positivity, featuring songs that are engaging, entertaining, and ultimately uplifting. Sandy made her introduction to the New York cabaret scene last year in Excuse My Dust, a cabaret show inspired by the life and writings of Mrs. Dorothy Parker, followed by Great Songs Seldom Heard, after a successful debut at Washington's Signature Theatre. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: JUDY GARLAND & CO. AT FRENCH QUARTER WEST

In a new cabaret concert specifically designed for the beautiful cabaret room at the historic and legendary FRENCH QUARTER WEST RESTAURANT (7985 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-654-0898) impressionist Peter Mac presents Judy Garland Live in Concert: GET HAPPY! A 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Performances are every Friday & Saturday during June at 8:00 pm. Musical direction by Bryan Miller. Mac takes you on a musical journey through her life from her days in Vaudeville , to her illustrious film career at MGM, her legendary concert comebacks in the 50's and 60's, her CBS television series and beyond.  The tribute artist is renowned for his homage to the rainbow girl, garnering special raves for his determination to bring to life the style, wit and musical legacy of an artist rather than caricature her familiar frailties as a human being. There is a $15-$30 cover available at BrownPaperTickets.com.

SF: THE LEGENDARY TRINI LOPEZ IN "MR. LA BAMBA"

The Legendary Trini Lopez brings her show "Mr. La Bamba" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, July 1st at 5:00 pm. Trini Lopez recorded a series of upbeat tunes for Reprise during the mid-'60s, including a smash rendering of the folk standard "If I Had a Hammer" in 1963. The Dallas native cut some Ritchie Valens-influenced rockers for the King label prior to his discovery by producer Don Costa. Lopez's hits capture the excitement of his live performances, and his driving renditions of "Kansas City" (1963), "Lemon Tree" (1965), and "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" (1966) were substantial sellers. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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FRIDAY - JUNE 29th

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NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER ENCORE PERFORMANCE "STILL BAD, STILL BLUE"

Returning for five incredible evenings with what critics' have called her best show to date, cabaret's legendary Baby Jane Dexter and her acclaimed show, Still Bad, Still Blue will play at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for five final performances only in June, on Fridays & Saturday, June 1st & 2nd; Saturday, June 9th; Friday, June 22nd; and Friday, June 29th. All shows are at 7:00 pm. Sharing the stage will be her respected musical partner Ross Patterson. Still Bad, Still Blue is another powerful, inspiring and light-hearted potpourri of unique songs and arrangements given Ms. Dexter's one of a kind haunting spin. The show features an eclectic song list including gems by the likes of Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields, Abbey Lincoln, Clyde Otis, Bessie Smith, Irma Thomas, Stephen Sondheim - and many more. And, this revised show will contain some potent musical moments along with her trademark blend of profound and artistically whimsical bon mots. Critics and peers have honored her through the years and she has received six major MAC Awards, two Nightlife Awards and two Back Stage Bistro Awards. A veteran of legendary clubs like Reno Sweeney and The Ballroom, Ms. Dexter has performed at all the major New York venues and throughout the country over the years. As always, Baby Jane challenges as much as she inspires. That is the hallmark that has sustained her extraordinary night club career. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: THE YELLOWJACKETS AT BIRDLAND

The quintessential electric jazz group Yellowjackets will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Celebrating 30 years together, the group has released their 21st recording and Mack Avenue Records label debut "Timeline" to critical acclaim and two Grammy nominations for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album" and "Best Instrumental Composition" for the Russell Ferrante penned title track. Led by founding member, keyboardist and primary composer Russell Ferrante, Yellowjackets continue to practice their signature brand of high energy rhythm and improvisational group chemistry. Also featuring drummer (since 1986) William Kennedy, saxophonist (since 1991) Bob Mintzer and recent addition, bassist Felix Pastorius (son of the late electric bass pioneer Jaco Pastorius) who is filling in for founding member Jimmy Haslip during a touring hiatus. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BRIAN D'ARCY JAMES "UNDER THE INFLUENCE"

Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James launches his New York City solo concert debut with his show "Under The Influence" at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) for 7 performances, Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. New York knows him from Broadway's Time Stands Still, Next to Normal, Shrek, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Apple Tree, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Titanic, among others; television audiences know him from NBC's "Smash" and HBO's Game Change, but now 54 Below audiences will have a chance to see him in his brand new musical offering during its inaugural month. "Under The Influence" is directed by Carl Forsman and features musical direction and arrangements by Dan Lipton. D'Arcy James is backed by Dan Lipton at the piano; Damien Bassman on drums; Greg Joseph on percussion; Nicholas D'Amato on bass; Erik Della Penna on guitar; Paul Vercesi - saxophone; Bob Millikan on trumpet; and Clarke Thorell and Haven Burton on vocals. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LAURA OSNES IN HER CABARET DEBUT AT CAFE CARLYLE

Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes will make her cabaret debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) in an exclusive two-week engagement, Tuesday, June 19th through Saturday, June 30th at 8:45 pm. Three performances (Thursday through Saturday) will be recorded for a Broadway Records CD release. Ms. Osnes will present an evening of songs culled from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, as well as from the worlds of jazz and folk. During the recording dates, she will be joined by special guests Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde, Newsies) on June 28th, Tom Wopat (Catch Me If You Can) on June 29th and Max Crumm (Grease) on June 30th. There will be other surprise special guests during the Caryle engagement. Ms. Osnes will be accompanied by a quartet led by her Musical Director Fred Lassen on piano. Joe Langworth directs. The album will be produced by Fred Lassen and Aaron Ankrum and executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. There is a $65 cover Tuesday through Thursday, and $75 cover Fridays & Saturdays,


NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS JACK JONES FOR ONE WEEK ONLY

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of double Grammy Award winning jazz and pop singer Jack Jones from Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday and Saturday. For the performance, Jones will feature songs from his Greatest Hits Tour as well as a few gems from his latest album "Love Ballad." Jones will be accompanied by Music Director Lou Forestieri on piano, Chris Colangelo on bass, Kendall Kay on drums and Houston Person on saxophone. Jack Jones performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from performing arts centers to the London Palladium. He earned two Grammy Awards for "Best Pop Male Vocal Performance" with his singles "Lollipops and Roses" and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Wives and Lovers". His release, Jack Jones Paints A Tribute To Tony Bennett, was nominated for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance". He was also nominated for "The Impossible Dream" and his recording of "Wives and Lovers" was nominated for "Record of the Year". His hit records include "The Race Is On", "Lady", "Call Me Irresponsible" and "What I Did For Love". There is a $60-$75-$90 cover cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYS: ROBIN HOOD: THE MUSICAL OPENS FORT SALEM SUMMER SEASON

Robin Hood: The Musical, a co-production of Fort Salem Theater with the Rose Center Theater in Westminster, CA, opens The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200 - ) fifth summer series under the aegis of artistic director Jay Kerr. Performances are Friday & Saturday, June 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, July 1st at 2:00 pm. Robin Hood: The Musical, based on the mythic Robin Hood legends and featuring a lush, bright score with music and lyrics by Tim Nelson and a book by Kent Johnson, combines the action and adventure of 12th century England with the grand romance between Robin Hood and Maid Marian. The colorful classic characters, grand scenes of swordsmanship, and period costumes color a love story that has endured for centuries. In addition the cast members from the original California production, some parts will be played by local actors, including Dan Garfinkel, Salem's town physician, and Don McPhee, a Salem attorney. Tickets are $18-$30.

DC: REGINA BELLE AT BLUES ALLEY (SOUL/R&B/GOSPEL)

Four-time GRAMMY-winning R&B/Pop songstress Regina Belle will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, June 29th through July 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Regina Belle is a different story. Even as the New Jersey native rode high in the urban charts throughout the '80s and '90s with such urban classics as "Baby Come to Me," "Make It Like It Was" and "What Goes Around," faith, churchgoing, and gospel music remained at the very core of her life in the spotlight. Today, Belle is a pastor's wife and minister of music at New Shield of Faith Ministries in Atlanta, where her husband, John S. Battle III, is senior pastor. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: AT THE GARDENIA, SANDY BAINUM: SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT

Songstress Sandy Bainum will be at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, June 29th & 30th with her show entitled Sandy Bainum: Something to Sing About. The performance is a celebration of positivity, featuring songs that are engaging, entertaining, and ultimately uplifting. Sandy made her introduction to the New York cabaret scene last year in Excuse My Dust, a cabaret show inspired by the life and writings of Mrs. Dorothy Parker, followed by Great Songs Seldom Heard, after a successful debut at Washington's Signature Theatre. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: JUDY GARLAND & CO. AT FRENCH QUARTER WEST

In a new cabaret concert specifically designed for the beautiful cabaret room at the historic and legendary FRENCH QUARTER WEST RESTAURANT (7985 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-654-0898) impressionist Peter Mac presents Judy Garland Live in Concert: GET HAPPY! A 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Performances are every Friday & Saturday during June at 8:00 pm. Musical direction by Bryan Miller. Mac takes you on a musical journey through her life from her days in Vaudeville , to her illustrious film career at MGM, her legendary concert comebacks in the 50's and 60's, her CBS television series and beyond.  The tribute artist is renowned for his homage to the rainbow girl, garnering special raves for his determination to bring to life the style, wit and musical legacy of an artist rather than caricature her familiar frailties as a human being. There is a $15-$30 cover available at BrownPaperTickets.com.

SF: THE LEGENDARY TRINI LOPEZ IN "MR. LA BAMBA"

The Legendary Trini Lopez brings her show "Mr. La Bamba" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, July 1st at 5:00 pm. Trini Lopez recorded a series of upbeat tunes for Reprise during the mid-'60s, including a smash rendering of the folk standard "If I Had a Hammer" in 1963. The Dallas native cut some Ritchie Valens-influenced rockers for the King label prior to his discovery by producer Don Costa. Lopez's hits capture the excitement of his live performances, and his driving renditions of "Kansas City" (1963), "Lemon Tree" (1965), and "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" (1966) were substantial sellers. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: RUTH CARLIN - SONGMOMENTS AT THE DUPLEX

Ruth Carlin brings her show SongMoments to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 pm & Saturday, June 30th at 4:30 pm. SongMoments is a mix of songs by composers such as Julie Gold, Murray Grand, David Friedman, Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman, Maltby & Shire and Ruth Carlin, to name a few. She will be joined by her musical director, Paul Greenwood and directed by Scott Barnes. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: THE YELLOWJACKETS AT BIRDLAND

The quintessential electric jazz group Yellowjackets will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Celebrating 30 years together, the group has released their 21st recording and Mack Avenue Records label debut "Timeline" to critical acclaim and two Grammy nominations for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album" and "Best Instrumental Composition" for the Russell Ferrante penned title track. Led by founding member, keyboardist and primary composer Russell Ferrante, Yellowjackets continue to practice their signature brand of high energy rhythm and improvisational group chemistry. Also featuring drummer (since 1986) William Kennedy, saxophonist (since 1991) Bob Mintzer and recent addition, bassist Felix Pastorius (son of the late electric bass pioneer Jaco Pastorius) who is filling in for founding member Jimmy Haslip during a touring hiatus. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: "THE BROADWAY BALLYHOO" WEEKLY SHOW FROM SCOTT SIEGEL

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents "THE BROADWAY BALLYHOO," a 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 BALLYHOO offers approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's greatest songs. Featured performers for Thursday, June 28th are Adriane Lenox (Tony Award Winner); Paul Schoeffler (Sweet Charity, Rock of Ages); Lynne Wintersteller (Closer Than Everoriginal Cast!); Susie Mosher - Award Winning Cabaret Entertainer. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.


NYC: BRIAN D'ARCY JAMES "UNDER THE INFLUENCE"

Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James launches his New York City solo concert debut with his show "Under The Influence" at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) for 7 performances, Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. New York knows him from Broadway's Time Stands Still, Next to Normal, Shrek, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Apple Tree, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Titanic, among others; television audiences know him from NBC's "Smash" and HBO's Game Change, but now 54 Below audiences will have a chance to see him in his brand new musical offering during its inaugural month. "Under The Influence" is directed by Carl Forsman and features musical direction and arrangements by Dan Lipton. D'Arcy James is backed by Dan Lipton at the piano; Damien Bassman on drums; Greg Joseph on percussion; Nicholas D'Amato on bass; Erik Della Penna on guitar; Paul Vercesi - saxophone; Bob Millikan on trumpet; and Clarke Thorell and Haven Burton on vocals. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LAURA OSNES IN HER CABARET DEBUT AT CAFE CARLYLE

Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes will make her cabaret debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) in an exclusive two-week engagement, Tuesday, June 19th through Saturday, June 30th at 8:45 pm. Three performances (Thursday through Saturday) will be recorded for a Broadway Records CD release. Ms. Osnes will present an evening of songs culled from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, as well as from the worlds of jazz and folk. During the recording dates, she will be joined by special guests Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde, Newsies) on June 28th, Tom Wopat (Catch Me If You Can) on June 29th and Max Crumm (Grease) on June 30th. There will be other surprise special guests during the Caryle engagement. Ms. Osnes will be accompanied by a quartet led by her Musical Director Fred Lassen on piano. Joe Langworth directs. The album will be produced by Fred Lassen and Aaron Ankrum and executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. There is a $65 cover Tuesday through Thursday, and $75 cover Fridays & Saturdays,


NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS JACK JONES FOR ONE WEEK ONLY

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of double Grammy Award winning jazz and pop singer Jack Jones from Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday and Saturday. For the performance, Jones will feature songs from his Greatest Hits Tour as well as a few gems from his latest album "Love Ballad." Jones will be accompanied by Music Director Lou Forestieri on piano, Chris Colangelo on bass, Kendall Kay on drums and Houston Person on saxophone. Jack Jones performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from performing arts centers to the London Palladium. He earned two Grammy Awards for "Best Pop Male Vocal Performance" with his singles "Lollipops and Roses" and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Wives and Lovers". His release, Jack Jones Paints A Tribute To Tony Bennett, was nominated for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance". He was also nominated for "The Impossible Dream" and his recording of "Wives and Lovers" was nominated for "Record of the Year". His hit records include "The Race Is On", "Lady", "Call Me Irresponsible" and "What I Did For Love". There is a $60-$75-$90 cover cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

DC: "SWEET POPPA" LOU DONALDSON AT BLUES ALLEY

Lou Donaldson, alto saxophonist and singer will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, June 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Donaldson began studying clarinet at the age of 15 and he continued to receive tuition when he joined the navy. After taking up the alto saxophone he performed in a navy band with Willie Smith, Clark Terry, and Ernie Wilkins. He first recorded with Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monk (both 1952) and as the leader of several small groups; among his sidemen were Blue Mitchell, Horace Silver, and Art Blakey (all 1952), and Clifford Brown and Philly Joe Jones (1953). Donaldson has a dazzling technique and is a strong, inventive, expressive player. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THE LEGENDARY TRINI LOPEZ IN "MR. LA BAMBA"

The Legendary Trini Lopez brings her show "Mr. La Bamba" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, July 1st at 5:00 pm. Trini Lopez recorded a series of upbeat tunes for Reprise during the mid-'60s, including a smash rendering of the folk standard "If I Had a Hammer" in 1963. The Dallas native cut some Ritchie Valens-influenced rockers for the King label prior to his discovery by producer Don Costa. Lopez's hits capture the excitement of his live performances, and his driving renditions of "Kansas City" (1963), "Lemon Tree" (1965), and "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" (1966) were substantial sellers. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: "BLOODYBLOODY LENNIE WATTS" AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Multi Award winner Lennie Watts brings his new show "BloodyBloody Lennie Watts" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesdays, June 6th, 13th & 27th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, June 17th at 7:00 pm. Featuring music from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sting, and Jason Robert Brown to Janet Jackson, Watts deals with Faith, Trust, Love, Hope, and Life. This show features the talents of Tanya Holt, Lorinda Lisitza, and Wendy Russell, with Matt Wigton on bass, Tim Lykins on drums, Peter Calo on guitar and Musical Direction by Steven Ray Watkins. Life's a Bitch, and then you sing about it! Lennie Watts is an 8 time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets), 5 time Bistro, and 3 time Nightlife Award winner. Recognized as an outstanding vocalist, director, producer, and booking manager, he has been active in the New York cabaret scene for over 20 years. In addition to directing in small cabaret venues, he has directed events at Symphony Space, Town Hall, and BB Kings. He has toured nationally and internationally with productions of "The MusicMan" (Marcellus) and "The Wizard Of Oz" (Lion). Other roles: Man in Chair (The Drowsy Chaperone) Psuedelus (A Funny Thing...), Herod (Jesus Christ Superstar), Nicely Nicely Johnson (Guys and Dolls), Jinx (Forever Plaid. He has performed at Town Hall in several concerts, including "Broadway Unplugged" and "Broadway By The Year, 1949", and can be heard on the cast recordings of both shows. As a theater director, he has directed productions of "Godspell", "Dames at Sea", "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", and "Phantom". Watts is the creator of "cablab" and "Summer In The City", both critically acclaimed professional cabaret performance workshops. He appeared on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show", and released his debut CD "I want... You want..." in 2000. He is currently the President of MAC. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SINGER-SONGWRITER KRISTINE MILLS AT METROPOLITAN ROOM

Houston's sultry songbird Kristine Mills returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) the scene of her New York debut in February, to premiere "Patch of Green," an all-original set of new songs, on Wednesday June 27th, at 9:30 pm. For the show, the award-winning singer-songwriter will perform highlights from her upcoming CD, "As Yet Untitled," and the Concerts for City Greens song contest semifinalist "Patch of Green." Kristine performed "Patch of Green" in its first public performance on June 20th, as a featured guest of the free outdoor summer concert series at Tudor City Greens. At the Metropolitan Room, the Houston native is backed by a trio of New York-based musicians, including the emerging pianist Lafayette Harris, Jr.; acclaimed bassist David Dunaway, and the iconoclastic drummer Jacob Melchior. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: HOLLI ROSS

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 show on Wednesday, June 27th and features Holli Ross, Singer with Eddie Monteiro, Synthesized Accordion. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: DONNA HAYES IN HUMAN RESOURCES THE MUSICAL

Donna Hayes is performing her show "Human Resources the Musical" on Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West I would be very pleased to introduce you to Donna Hayes. 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ). "Human Resources: The Musical" is anything but a standard day at the office! As an HR Director by day, Donna is one part executive, one part negotiator, a few parts therapist and a whole lot of parts human - with some funny stories about all of it! Her musical director is the wonderful Justin Stoney. The show is directed by Gretchen Reinhagen. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: THE YELLOWJACKETS AT BIRDLAND

The quintessential electric jazz group Yellowjackets will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Celebrating 30 years together, the group has released their 21st recording and Mack Avenue Records label debut "Timeline" to critical acclaim and two Grammy nominations for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album" and "Best Instrumental Composition" for the Russell Ferrante penned title track. Led by founding member, keyboardist and primary composer Russell Ferrante, Yellowjackets continue to practice their signature brand of high energy rhythm and improvisational group chemistry. Also featuring drummer (since 1986) William Kennedy, saxophonist (since 1991) Bob Mintzer and recent addition, bassist Felix Pastorius (son of the late electric bass pioneer Jaco Pastorius) who is filling in for founding member Jimmy Haslip during a touring hiatus. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS JACK JONES FOR ONE WEEK ONLY

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of double Grammy Award winning jazz and pop singer Jack Jones from Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday and Saturday. For the performance, Jones will feature songs from his Greatest Hits Tour as well as a few gems from his latest album "Love Ballad." Jones will be accompanied by Music Director Lou Forestieri on piano, Chris Colangelo on bass, Kendall Kay on drums and Houston Person on saxophone. Jack Jones performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from performing arts centers to the London Palladium. He earned two Grammy Awards for "Best Pop Male Vocal Performance" with his singles "Lollipops and Roses" and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Wives and Lovers". His release, Jack Jones Paints A Tribute To Tony Bennett, was nominated for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance". He was also nominated for "The Impossible Dream" and his recording of "Wives and Lovers" was nominated for "Record of the Year". His hit records include "The Race Is On", "Lady", "Call Me Irresponsible" and "What I Did For Love". There is a $60-$75-$90 cover cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BRIAN D'ARCY JAMES "UNDER THE INFLUENCE"

Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James launches his New York City solo concert debut with his show "Under The Influence" at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) for 7 performances, Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. New York knows him from Broadway's Time Stands Still, Next to Normal, Shrek, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Apple Tree, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Titanic, among others; television audiences know him from NBC's "Smash" and HBO's Game Change, but now 54 Below audiences will have a chance to see him in his brand new musical offering during its inaugural month. "Under The Influence" is directed by Carl Forsman and features musical direction and arrangements by Dan Lipton. D'Arcy James is backed by Dan Lipton at the piano; Damien Bassman on drums; Greg Joseph on percussion; Nicholas D'Amato on bass; Erik Della Penna on guitar; Paul Vercesi - saxophone; Bob Millikan on trumpet; and Clarke Thorell and Haven Burton on vocals. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LAURA OSNES IN HER CABARET DEBUT AT CAFE CARLYLE

Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes will make her cabaret debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) in an exclusive two-week engagement, Tuesday, June 19th through Saturday, June 30th at 8:45 pm. Three performances (Thursday through Saturday) will be recorded for a Broadway Records CD release. Ms. Osnes will present an evening of songs culled from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, as well as from the worlds of jazz and folk. During the recording dates, she will be joined by special guests Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde, Newsies) on June 28th, Tom Wopat (Catch Me If You Can) on June 29th and Max Crumm (Grease) on June 30th. There will be other surprise special guests during the Caryle engagement. Ms. Osnes will be accompanied by a quartet led by her Musical Director Fred Lassen on piano. Joe Langworth directs. The album will be produced by Fred Lassen and Aaron Ankrum and executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. There is a $65 cover Tuesday through Thursday, and $75 cover Fridays & Saturdays,


DC: CHAISE LOUNGE AT BLUES ALLEY

The jazz quintet Chaise Lounge will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, June 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. They perform a blend of music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962 and somehow found its way to today's pop charts. You might call it "Early Stereo." Or perhaps Lounge with a capital "L." Or maybe just plain enjoyable. It is the combination of five of the Washington area's top jazz musicians playing sparkling arrangements of standards and original tunes and featuring the soft, luminous vocals of Marilyn Older. Her voice is truly an American Original. An evening spent with her is an evening spent in the warm, inviting glow of one of the wonderful voices singing in America right now. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THE LEGENDARY TRINI LOPEZ IN "MR. LA BAMBA"

The Legendary Trini Lopez brings her show "Mr. La Bamba" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, July 1st at 5:00 pm. Trini Lopez recorded a series of upbeat tunes for Reprise during the mid-'60s, including a smash rendering of the folk standard "If I Had a Hammer" in 1963. The Dallas native cut some Ritchie Valens-influenced rockers for the King label prior to his discovery by producer Don Costa. Lopez's hits capture the excitement of his live performances, and his driving renditions of "Kansas City" (1963), "Lemon Tree" (1965), and "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" (1966) were substantial sellers. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), every Tuesday night in June 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: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799). Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks is an eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & 30s for your dining and dancing pleasure. In 1976 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) was formed. A big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 60,000 scores in his collection. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food drink minimum.

NYC: THE YELLOWJACKETS AT BIRDLAND

The quintessential electric jazz group Yellowjackets will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Celebrating 30 years together, the group has released their 21st recording and Mack Avenue Records label debut "Timeline" to critical acclaim and two Grammy nominations for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album" and "Best Instrumental Composition" for the Russell Ferrante penned title track. Led by founding member, keyboardist and primary composer Russell Ferrante, Yellowjackets continue to practice their signature brand of high energy rhythm and improvisational group chemistry. Also featuring drummer (since 1986) William Kennedy, saxophonist (since 1991) Bob Mintzer and recent addition, bassist Felix Pastorius (son of the late electric bass pioneer Jaco Pastorius) who is filling in for founding member Jimmy Haslip during a touring hiatus. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LAURA OSNES IN HER CABARET DEBUT AT CAFE CARLYLE

Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes will make her cabaret debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) in an exclusive two-week engagement, Tuesday, June 19th through Saturday, June 30th at 8:45 pm. Three performances (Thursday through Saturday) will be recorded for a Broadway Records CD release. Ms. Osnes will present an evening of songs culled from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, as well as from the worlds of jazz and folk. During the recording dates, she will be joined by special guests Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde, Newsies) on June 28th, Tom Wopat (Catch Me If You Can) on June 29th and Max Crumm (Grease) on June 30th. There will be other surprise special guests during the Caryle engagement. Ms. Osnes will be accompanied by a quartet led by her Musical Director Fred Lassen on piano. Joe Langworth directs. The album will be produced by Fred Lassen and Aaron Ankrum and executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. There is a $65 cover Tuesday through Thursday, and $75 cover Fridays & Saturdays,


NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS JACK JONES FOR ONE WEEK ONLY

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of double Grammy Award winning jazz and pop singer Jack Jones from Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday and Saturday. For the performance, Jones will feature songs from his Greatest Hits Tour as well as a few gems from his latest album "Love Ballad." Jones will be accompanied by Music Director Lou Forestieri on piano, Chris Colangelo on bass, Kendall Kay on drums and Houston Person on saxophone. Jack Jones performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from performing arts centers to the London Palladium. He earned two Grammy Awards for "Best Pop Male Vocal Performance" with his singles "Lollipops and Roses" and Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Wives and Lovers". His release, Jack Jones Paints A Tribute To Tony Bennett, was nominated for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance". He was also nominated for "The Impossible Dream" and his recording of "Wives and Lovers" was nominated for "Record of the Year". His hit records include "The Race Is On", "Lady", "Call Me Irresponsible" and "What I Did For Love". There is a $60-$75-$90 cover cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BRIAN D'ARCY JAMES "UNDER THE INFLUENCE"

Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James launches his New York City solo concert debut with his show "Under The Influence" at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) for 7 performances, Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. New York knows him from Broadway's Time Stands Still, Next to Normal, Shrek, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Apple Tree, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Titanic, among others; television audiences know him from NBC's "Smash" and HBO's Game Change, but now 54 Below audiences will have a chance to see him in his brand new musical offering during its inaugural month. "Under The Influence" is directed by Carl Forsman and features musical direction and arrangements by Dan Lipton. D'Arcy James is backed by Dan Lipton at the piano; Damien Bassman on drums; Greg Joseph on percussion; Nicholas D'Amato on bass; Erik Della Penna on guitar; Paul Vercesi - saxophone; Bob Millikan on trumpet; and Clarke Thorell and Haven Burton on vocals. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

DC: ANTOINE KNIGHT AT BLUES ALLEY

Antoine Knight will be appearing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, June 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Antoine made Atlanta Jazz history by becoming the first independent artist to be picked up by a Radio One station with his debut CD "IN the Red". This was made official with an interview on the smooth jazz station WJZZ107.5FM, and a live show at The Atlanta Wings Fest. Since release of his debut album, Antoine has played and opened for Vesta, Najee, Kim Waters, and "Threekeys" recording artist and CEO Marcus Johnson. A native Florida, Antoine plays with raw energy and is well know for his interaction with the audience. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THE LEGENDARY TRINI LOPEZ IN "MR. LA BAMBA"

The Legendary Trini Lopez brings her show "Mr. La Bamba" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, July 1st at 5:00 pm. Trini Lopez recorded a series of upbeat tunes for Reprise during the mid-'60s, including a smash rendering of the folk standard "If I Had a Hammer" in 1963. The Dallas native cut some Ritchie Valens-influenced rockers for the King label prior to his discovery by producer Don Costa. Lopez's hits capture the excitement of his live performances, and his driving renditions of "Kansas City" (1963), "Lemon Tree" (1965), and "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" (1966) were substantial sellers. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: BRONWYN'S "SHAKESPEARE SOIREE!"

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, June 25th, Bronwyn will present another "Shakespeare Soiree!" with co-host Barbara Mundy, and Jerry Scott at the Piano. Shakespeare verse for all in the WillyTheShake and Speak Box! Take the Shakespeare challenge and relate your song or monolog to a Shakespearean character or theme! 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: BILL CORRY WITH SONGS FROM THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Bill Corry, versatile Broadway singer and actor of stage and film, reprises his show "Songs from the American Songbook" with John Bowen at the piano at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Monday, June 25th, at 7:00 pm. =Corry's repertoire includes "Where or When" (Rodgers & Hart), "It Never Was You" (Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson), "The Riddle" (Frank Wildhorn), and "I'm Staying Young" from the Broadway musical Take Me Along (Bob Merrill). Corry's musical theatre credits include Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and the Broadway performance of Inherit the Wind. Among his film credits are Percival Beech in the multiple-award-winning I'll Bury You Tomorrow, the projectionist in One for Love, and Edward, the lead in the upcoming short film Together. On television, Mr. Corry has played The Homeless Man in Ghost Stories and the grandfather of the first face transplant recipient in a recent Japanese production (Gyotan News). There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LYRICIST JACK LECHNER WITH "HERE GOES NOTHING"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presents "Here Goes Nothing," an evening of songs by Drama Desk-nominated lyricist Jack Lechner, on Monday, June 25th at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ). Guest performers will include Nancy Anderson, Jeremy Schonfeld, Chris Critelli, Desmond Dutcher, Jeannine Frumess, Andy Monroe, Lucas Steele, and Karen Ziemba. The music director will be Boko Suzuki. Lyricist Jack Lechner wrote the 2010 off-Broadway musical The Kid with composer Andy Monroe and librettist Michael Zam. The show won the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Jerry Bock Award, a Jonathan Larson Grant, a GLAAD Media nomination, a Lucille Lortel Award nomination, and five Drama Desk nominations, including one for Lechner's lyrics. "Here Goes Nothing" will feature songs from The Kid, as well as from a number of unproduced and yet-to-be-produced shows with lyrics by Lechner. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NEW MONDAYS AT 54 BELOW - NEW WORKS FROM BROADWAY COMPOSERS

A new Monday night series, "New Mondays at 54 BELOW" continues on Monday, June 25th at 7:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - ). Designed to celebrate the work of some of New York's most exciting new songwriters for the musical theatre, the series also salutes some of Broadway's most legendary talents, all debuting their newest work. Be the first to hear the hit songs from some of Broadway's newest musicals directly from the composers (and their guest vocalists) themselves. This week will showcase New Work from Amanda Green (High Fidelity, Bring it On); Jeff Blumenkrantz (Urban Cowboy); Laurence O'keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and the vocal talents of: Tom Compton, Michelle Duffy, Rachel Flynn, Ann Harada, Julia Murney, Kevin Pariseau, Alysha Umphress, Michael Winther debuting work from the musicals: Heathers, The Musical; Life of the Party; Sarah, Plain & Tall; Walk of Shame; Month Upon a Time; Hands on a Hardbody and perhaps a surprise or two. There is an $18 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 Monday, June 25th 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 $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MISS RICHFIELD 1981 RETURNS WITH AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE

After selling out shows at Joe's Pub last month, and XL Cabaret in April, Miss Richfield 1981 is returning to New York for her final NYC performance of "2012: We'll All Be Dead By Christmas! on Monday, June 24th at 8:00 pm at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999 - )! Just because the world is ending soon, doesn't mean we can't be positive. This years show guarantees to carefully and accurately take the nightmarish horror of the end times and craft them into uplifting musings, musical production numbers and video extravaganzas, along with a healthy heap of audience interaction. You won't want to miss this celebratory approach to the impending Armageddon! Dedicating her life to the friendly citizens and responsible merchants of her hometown of Richfield Minnesota ("where butter is a spice and gravy is a beverage"), Miss Richfield 1981 is fast becoming one of America's national treasures. This Midwestern beauty titleholder is winning over theater and cabaret audiences around the country with an interactive format that combines homespun warmth and edgy improv. Miss Richfield 1981 is the creation of Russ King, a former journalist and Minnesota native. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: "MINTUN MONDAY NIGHT!" AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents "Mintun Monday Night!" featuring legendary entertainer Peter Minton on Monday nights at 10:30 pm through June 25th. Mr. Minton will be performing songs from The Golden Age of Jazz from the '20s and '30s. For more than twenty-five years Peter Mintun's name has been synonymous with American Society. He has performed with symphony orchestras, with his own society dance orchestra, and has entertained royalty, film and stage stars, heads of industry, and composers themselves. Peter Mintun's piano playing has graced such rooms as L'Etoile in the Huntington Hotel, Masons in The Fairmont, the Madison Room of The New York Palace Hotel, and Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle. There is a $15 cover plus a 1-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.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799). Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks is an eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & 30s for your dining and dancing pleasure. In 1976 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) was formed. A big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 60,000 scores in his collection. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food drink minimum.

DC: DJ 2-TONE JONES AND THE "SHAOLIN JAZZ PROJECT"

In April of 2011 tastemaker Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones released SHAOLIN JAZZ, a boutique music project in which a cappellas of rappers from legendary rap group - Wu-Tang Clan - were artfully blended with hand-picked jazz instrumentals and samples. Since then the project received overwhelming acclaim both stateside and globally. On Monday, June 25th SHAOLIN JAZZ will go on to the next level of its evolution; a live performance of the music at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The performance will be led by the co-creator and musical architect behind SHAOLIN JAZZ, DJ 2-Tone Jones. Backing Mr. Jones will be his fellow band members from Sound of the City. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND AT THE RRAZZ

The Tommy Igoe Big Band will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Mondays, June 11th, 18th & 25th at 7:30 pm, featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians, including members of Tower of Power, Santana and The Doobie Brothers. Drummer Tommy Igoe's Big Band is the hottest big band in NYC, and has been playing to sold out audiences every Friday night at the famed BIRDLAND for the past five years. He brings the same musical acumen to San Francisco, and endeavors to change the face of nightlife on Mondays. Igoe brings his big band pedigree (his father Sonny Igoe was the drummer for Benny Goodman and Woody Herman during the 40s-50s) to create a big band for the 21st Century. This is not nostalgia, but a forward-looking spin on a uniquely American format. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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