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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
SEPTEMBER 2012

MONDAY through SUNDAY - September 24th through30th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 30th

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NYC: GARY NEGBAUR IS "DIGGIN 'THE BEATLES"

After his acclaimed performances in January, pianist/ singer/ songwriter Gary Negbaur brings his innovative interpretation of the Beatles Songbook back to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for a four show run. Performances of the show, Diggin 'The Beatles: A Pianoman's Journey Through The Beatles Songbook, are scheduled for Sundays, September 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th at 7:00 pm. 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 with his quartet (guitarist David Phelps, bassist Ritt Henn and drummer Nat Seeley). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: EDIE STOKES AT DON'T TELL MAMA WITH ILLUSIONS
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Edie Stokes brings her new show "Illusions" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, September 30th at 5:30 pm. Musical director is Barry Levitt and the show features the Barry Levitt Trio. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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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 at LE PESCADEUX (90 Thompson Street, NYC - 212-966-0021), a lovely French restaurant in the heart of Soho. They will play three sets from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. 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. Reservations are strongly suggested. No cover, no minimum.


NYC: SUNDAY TNT JAZZ BRUNCH WITH JOAN CROWE

One of the most exciting ladies in cabaret, Joan Crowe, will be presenting a new TNT Jazz Brunch series at TOSHI'S LIVING ROOM (1141 Broadway @ 26th Street, NYC - 212-839-8000 ) on Sundays in September from noon to 3:00 pm. She will be joined by Jane Getter on guitar, Amanda Ruzza on Bass and Barbara Merjan on drums. What does the TNT stand for you ask? Joan hasn't decided yet and is open to suggestions. Call for cover/minimum information.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF JOHNNY MATHIS
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, September 30th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring The Music of Johnny Mathis. He will also have an In-Studio Interview with Andrea Marcovicci prior to her engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE starting October 2nd and with Kurt Elling about his upcoming CD Release ConcertFor 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: BARBARA CARROLL SUNDAYS AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is honored to present jazz legend Barbara Carroll, with Jay Leonhart on bass, for a series of seven exciting Sunday jazz brunches scheduled for September 30th, October 7th, 21st & 28th and November 11th, all shows at 1:00 pm. In a career that has spanned more than half a century (she played her first New York engagement opposite Dizzy Gillespie's big band at the Downbeat Club in 1947), Ms. Carroll is an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist, long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano. Her inventive piano playing and totally unique vocal sound leads her into transforming any composition into her own art with her trademark emotional directness and respect for the tune, its lyrics and its many possibilities. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "AMOUR, AMORE, LIEBE & LOVE!"

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, September 30th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Amour, Amore, Liebe & Love!". Co-Host will be Anna Bergman. In the Salon Spotlight: Joshua Desjardins & Joshua Warr. 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. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

NYC: DINA MARTINA: AMPLE WATTAGE AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will be performing at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursdays through Sundays, September 20th through 30th at 7:30 pm. "Ample Wattage" like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. It promises to be a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, unbelievable video and unwanted gifts for lucky audience members. There is a $22 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 through September at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with shows at 9:00 & 11:00 pm. O'Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. After leading his late father's orchestra for many years, Arturo formed his own band, The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in order to explore his and other compositions in the panoply of Afro-Latin music. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LINDA PURL IN HER NEW SHOW "MIDNIGHT CARAVAN"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of singer and television star Linda Purl, in her new show "Midnight Caravan: Travels through the Great New York Clubs" on Sunday & Monday, September 30th & October 1st at 8:00 pm. Recapturing the glamour of New York's swank hotspots like The Copacabana and The Blue Angel, Purl invokes the smoky, after-hours world of the 1940s and 50s. With musical direction by Tedd Firth, "Midnight Caravan" includes songs such as "Easy Living," "I Thought About You," and "My Romance," to name just a few. Desi Arnaz, Jr. will be the show's special guest artist. Partial proceeds from the September 30 show will benefit THE ACTORS FUND (http://www.actorsfund.org/ ). Purl is an actress, singer, dancer and a mainstay of television. She has starred in over 40 television Movies of the Week, and currently is seen in the HBO series "True Blood." Other recent TV series roles have included Elizabeth Gaines in the Golden Globe winning runaway hit "Homeland" and Helene Beesley on "The Office," as well as "Lie to Me." She is probably best known as Charlene Matlock from the series "Matlock" and as Ashley Pfister, Fonzie's fianc•e, from "Happy Days." There is a $25-$50-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED AT 54 BELOW

Following its unprecedented eighteen month NYC run in 2010 - 2011, the show that celebrates Sondheim and his legendary career debuts at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, September 30th at 5:30 pm. Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Past special guests have included original Sondheim cast members such as Len Cariou, Victoria Mallory & Donna McKechnie - so you never know who might drop in. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator, Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheim facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore. There is a $25-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NATHAN LEE GRAHAM: STANDARDS IN BLUE

Nathan Lee Graham, the ubiquitous presence who most recently graced Broadway in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and has also been seen on The Great White Way in The Wild Party and in a slew of Hollywood's most hilarious comedies will bring his show Standards in Blue to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, September 30th at 9:00 pm. Please join this Grammy-winning artist when he presents Standards in Blue, an elegant evening of classic songs sung by a classic singer in our classic new setting! From "Beyond The Blue Horizon" to finding the "Little Girl Blue" who says "I'd Rather Be Blue" in her "Mood Indigo" under that "Blue Moon" until there are at last "Blue Skies," Standards In Blue is a show about pure emotion inspired by this one word that takes on so many meanings. This turquois-tinted musical event is under the musical direction of Dan Bolton with arrangements by Dennis Deal. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYS: SUE MATSUKI WITH "ELLA & ME" AT LE CHATEAU

MATSUKI / ALBANESI PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS "Le Cabaret at Le Chateau - Legends: ELLA & ME - A Tribute to the First Lady of Song" on Sunday, September 30th - at LE CHATEAU (1410 Route 35, South Salem, NY - 914-533-6631) featuring Sue Matsuki in her acclaimed tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Musical director is Tracy Stark. Music/Dinner from 5:00 pm - Show Time 6:00 pm. 3-course Dinner/Show package $50.


NJ: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION" CONTINUES IN SEPTEMBER

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment in the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, September 30th, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960). Performers to include award winning songwriter Ilene Angel, Singer/Songwriter Garry Novikoff and Broadway singer Sarah Rice. "Music at the Mansion" is a series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano. Seating begins at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 for reservations.


DC: MARK O'CONNOR "CELEBRATING GRAPPELLI" AT BLUES ALLEY

Violin legend Mark O'Connor will be "Celebrating Grappelli" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, September 28th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A product of America's rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, Mark O'Connor's creative journey began at the feet of a pair of musical giants. The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling, Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin, Stephane Grappelli. Along the way, between these marvelous musical extremes, Mark O'Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the multitude of musical styles and genres he studied. Now, at age 49, he has melded and shaped these influences into a new American Classical music, and a vision of an entirely American school of string playing. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: THREE PALM SPRINGS SINGERS PERFORM DUETS FROM THE 60s, 70s & 80s

THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) is the site for A Trio Of Duos made up of three of the Deserts hardest working performers on Sunday, September 30th at 2:00 pm. First up there is Julius and Sylvia, the dynamic duo that currently appears at Truillusa on weekends and throughout the Valley, but for this show they will team up with pianist and singer Joel Baker. Joel is one half of the popular Cabaret Open Mic's with Les Michaels as the host and who also presents the Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series, which is producing A Trio Of Duos. The show will feature favorite hit songs from the 1960s, 70s & 80s that were recorded by popular duos. Tickets are $10.

AUS: SIMON TAYLOR PERFORMS "1 MAN DEBATE"

Award-winning entertainer Mr Simon Taylor performs "1 Man Debate", a brand new comedy show that redefines manhood, at RUE BEBELONS (267 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, AUS - 03 9452 0070) as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays, September 26th through October 14th. See website for exact showtimes. Taylor will explain why boys don't want to grow up, what happened to real men in society and the 10 reasons why men are now replaceable. While on a short tour of the stand-up comedy circle in Los Angeles, Simon scored a ticket to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - a day later, he was hired to write for the show. Now as a world-class comedian, Simon's new show applies his wit and charm to society's most pressing question: what is going on with men? Drawing on arguments that span from academic to pub rant, Simon pulls manhood apart in a comedy debate against himself. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: "PORGY & BESS PROJECT" WITH BENNY 'MAMA ALTO' DIMAS

"Porgy & Bess Project" a Jazz Interpretations of a Legendary Classic will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 25th through 30th as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Performances are Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday at 8:00 pm & Thursday through Saturday at 9:00 pm. The show is an evocative dialogue between the immortal songs of Porgy & Bess and the unique and haunting jazz countertenor vocals of Benny 'Mama Alto' Dimas, accompanied by the piano stylings of Tiffanni Walton. Many legendary artists including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis and Carmen McRae have created jazz reinterpretations of the astounding repertoire from the Gershwins' monumental folk opera, giving the original works new life and testifying to the full spectrum of human experience. Mama Alto is thrilled to take this special journey through their legacies with you. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: BACK TO THE MUSICALS RETURNS TO PHEASANTRY

Following two critically acclaimed shows earlier in the year, the Back to the Musicals series returns to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sundays September 30th and November 11th, celebrating a selection of songs from a wealth of wonderful musicals from way back when. Back to the Musicals 1950 - 1955 on Sunday, September 30th, will feature songs from shows such as Calamity Jane, Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The King & I. Up and coming performers from the world of the West End explore the rich and varied back catalogue of musical theatre's biggest hits (and misses) from each period, with a plethora of show tunes and a smattering of musical theatre history. Profiling a chronological five-year period in each show, Back to the Musicals is an encyclopaedic journey through the art form. Back to the Musicals is devised and directed by Jennifer Coyle with musical direction by Nicholas Chave. Call for cover/minimum information.


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SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 29th

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NYC: GRACE COSGROVE SINGS LAURA NYRO - CD RELEASE SHOW

Award winning singer Grace Cosgrove celebrates the music of Laura Nyro, the innovative singer-songwriter of the 60s and 70s with a release party of her new CD, TO LAURA WITH LOVE - Grace Cosgrove Sings Laura Nyro at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, September 29th at 7:00 pm. She is joined on stage by Don Rebic, Musical Director/Piano; Sean Harkness, Guitar; Dan Gross, Drums/Percussion; Jason DiMatteo, Bass; Margaret Dorn, Emily Bindiger, Diane Garisto, Vocals. Nyro is best known for writing such memorable hits as WEDDING BELL BLUES, ELI'S COMING, AND WHEN I DIE, STONEY END and STONED SOUL PICNIC. And, artists such as The 5th Dimension, Blood, Sweat and Tears and Barbara Streisand had major hits introducing her songs. In 1969, Nyro had 3 of the top 10 hits on the Billboard charts, a major accomplishment. From the first time she heard Laura Nyro's music as a teenager, Grace was enthralled and transported by the spirit, passion and poetic storytelling of Laura's songwriting art, and has been interpreting her songs throughout her performing career. Never seeking to imitate the Nyro style, Grace has been able to mesmerize audiences with a sensitivity and sincerity all her own - paying tribute, but never seeking to reproduce that unique voice. Instead, she has always sought to give the shifting tempos and poetic lyrics of Laura Nyro her own personal touch. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: JIM SPEAKE SINGS 'TILL THE COWS COME HOME
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Jim Speake brings his brand new show "Sings 'till the Cors Come Home" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 ) on Saturdays, September 22nd & 29th at 5:00 pm and Wednesdays, October 3rd & 10th at 7:00 pm. Singing songs written by Kander and Ebb, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Cy Coleman, Barry Manilow, Stephen Bishop, Gilda Radner, Neil Sedaka, Peter Allen, Billy Joel, Dale Evans and Stephen Sondheim, Jim illustrates life experiences both serious and comic. Lennie Watts directs, with musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins with the Cow Band. The inimitable Sidney Myer will make a special appearance. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SIDEBAR ADVERTISER

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, September 1st & 29th 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: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT SATURDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER

Great news for lovers of the traditional piano bar experience! One of the best in the business, Chris Barrett, is back behind a NYC piano on a regular basis! Starting on Saturday, September 22nd and running every Saturday night through the rest of the year, Chris can be found entertaining young and old at SAN MARTIN RESTAURANT (143 East 49th Street, NYC - 212-832-0888) between 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. Chris Barrett has been performing throughout the US and in Europe since 1973. His career highlights in New York City include repeat engagements at New York's Stanhope, Carlyle, Pierre, U.N. Plaza, and Westbury Hotels. Among his engagements throughout the U.S. are the Hotel Bel-Air, L.A.; the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC; and the John Drew Theater, East Hampton, NY. There is a $10 music charge.

NYC: DINA MARTINA: AMPLE WATTAGE AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will be performing at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursdays through Sundays, September 20th through 30th at 7:30 pm. "Ample Wattage" like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. It promises to be a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, unbelievable video and unwanted gifts for lucky audience members. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAM ANN TALKS AIR TRAVEL AT XL CABARET

Pam Ann, the comic creation of Australian comedian Caroline Reid, will perform at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999) on Fridays & Saturdays, September 21st & 22 and 28th & 29th at 8:00 pm. An emerging icon in gay culture, she portrays the air-hostess Pam Ann, a mixture of comedy, camp and glamour, and a pun on the legendary airline Pan Am. Pam's performances tend to emphasis the vagaries of air travel, including the identifying quirks of various airlines around the world, mixed with a generous dose of ribald humor and double entendre. There is a $30 cover.

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, LE SCANDAL CABARET, continues on Saturdays, at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (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: BOUNCIN' WITH BUD: MUSIC OF BUD POWELL

Bouncin' with Bud: Music of Bud Powell featuring Tim Hagans (trumpet), Greg Osby (alto sax), Matt Wilson (drums), Dan Tepfer (piano) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, September 25th through 29th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Along Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) is considered to be one of the creators of the style of modern jazz known as bebop. Despite his tragically short life, including bouts of mental illness, alcoholism and a self-imposed period of exile in Paris, Powell helped to define modern jazz piano technique while his brutal life story went on to inspire the Oscar winning film "'Round Midnight." This all-star birthday tribute will feature influential bebop compositions that Powell left behind including "Bouncin' with Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," "Budo," "Tempus Fugit," and "Un Poco Loco." There is a $30-40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY: THE STREISAND SONGBOOK

Platinum Award Winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America's most powerful and enduring musical artists at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Tuesday through Saturday, September 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday, at 11:00 pm. Singing timeless classics from five decades of Barbra Streisand's multi-faceted career, Callaway crafts a loving musical portrait of the icon who once described herself as being "simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven." The Tony-nominated actress puts unique pop/jazz spin on unforgettable songs from Barbra's Broadway years (Funny Girl) to her film works (A Star Is Born), from her early pop albums (People) to her later concept albums (Higher Ground) which debuted at number 1 on Billboard and featured Ann's original peace anthem "At The Same Time." Callaway weaves humorous and inspiring anecdotes of how Streisand began as such a role model for her and evolved as a mentor, recording Ann's songs on six of her recent CD's, including "I've Dreamed Of You," the song that Streisand sang on her wedding day. In a night of soaring songs and stories, Callaway promises us a performance that not only celebrates the extraordinary career of Barbra Streisand, but also reminds us of "the way we were." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JUDY COLLINS OPENS CAFE CARLYLE'S NEW SEASON

The unofficial kick-off to New York's social and cultural season will commence when legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins begins her three-week engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 11th through 29th at 8:45 pm. Musical director is Russell Walden. Ms. Collins unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes have captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ms. Collins' rendezvous at the Cafe Carlyle will feature beloved hits from her recent album Bohemian including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's "Pure Imagination", Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty", Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino" and Ms. Collins' own "In The Twilight" which she wrote about her mother. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays.


NYC: DEBUT OF COUNTRY POP VOCAL TRIO BLUE SKY RIDERS

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of BLUE SKY RIDERS, the pop vocal trio conceived by legendary musician Kenny Loggins, Nashville's Georgia Middleman (who has penned songs for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney & Reba McEntire) and Country Music Hall of Fame writer Gary Burr on Tuesday through Saturday, September 26th through 29th at 8:00 pm, with late shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. The trio will be performing songs from their upcoming debut album, Blue Sky Riders, scheduled to be released on January 22, 2013. Select singles from the album will be available in September 2012. The band's Live At The Rutledge EP is currently available for purchase on iTunes. The creative spark that eventually evolved into Blue Sky Riders was struck when veteran singer/songwriters Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr began working on songs together. Their chemistry as songwriters and their work together inspired them both to want to go another round with the music industry. Loggins, looking for a creative step forward in his musical career, decided to take on the challenge to form a new band but wanted to add a third, female voice. Burr, who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP, Billboard and NSAI and has worked with artists such as Juice Newton, Conway Twitty and Wynonna Judd, suggested singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman, who has worked with Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Martina McBride among others. Georgia accepted Gary and Kenny's invitation to join them in this new venture, and Blue Sky Riders was born. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

DC: MARK O'CONNOR "CELEBRATING GRAPPELLI" AT BLUES ALLEY

Violin legend Mark O'Connor will be "Celebrating Grappelli" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, September 28th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A product of America's rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, Mark O'Connor's creative journey began at the feet of a pair of musical giants. The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling, Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin, Stephane Grappelli. Along the way, between these marvelous musical extremes, Mark O'Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the multitude of musical styles and genres he studied. Now, at age 49, he has melded and shaped these influences into a new American Classical music, and a vision of an entirely American school of string playing. Call for cover/minimum information.

SOUTH: BLUE ANGEL: A MARLENE DIETRICH RETROSPECTIVE

"Blue Angel: A Marlene Dietrich Retrospective" starring Diane McNaron & Michael King and introducing Barrington McQueen as the mythic, Nazi-censored, African American jazz player "Jonny!" will be presented by MASTER'S CABARET at the HOMEWOOD ARTS CENTER (1715 27th Court South, Homewood, AL - TKTS: 205-908-4424 - http://dianemcnaron.com/training.html ) on Saturday, September 29th at 8:00 pm. From the haunting cabarets of Berlin to Hollywood in its heyday, the passionate and controversial life of Marlene Dietrich spanned the Twentieth-Century. A woman of secrets & contradictions, a glamour queen who donned a uniform to sing at the front in WWII & went on to become the world's most highly paid nightclub entertainer. Here are her songs and her stories. Tickets are $20, Advance Purchase Only (Table Seating, BYOB).


MW: "BELLE OF BROADWAY" SUSAN EGAN AT CABARET FUNDRAISER

Susan Egan, one of Broadway and Disney's most celebrated performers, will take you on a journey from Broadway and beyond at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Saturday, September 29th at 8:00 pm. The event is the 2012 Cabaret Fundraiser presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis. There will be pre-show d'oeuvres and silent auction at 6:30 pm and a special presentation & performances at 7:30 pm. With her award-winning acting chops, her riotous humor, and a voice that critics have dubbed the "perfect Broadway instrument," Susan will electrify the audience with songs and stories from her vast Broadway career, along with classic standards and new music by some of today's hottest New York writers. On Broadway, Egan vividly portrayed 'Sally Bowles' in Cabaret longer than any actress in Broadway history, winning critical acclaim. She starred in the title role of Thoroughly Modern Millie; originated starring roles in Triumph of Love and State Fair; and received both Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for "Best Actress" as Broadway's original 'Belle' in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Egan also starred alongside Carol Burnett in Sondheim's Putting It Together at the Mark Taper Forum and Tommy Tune in the national tour of Bye, Bye Birdie. Tickets are $150 - patron table (seats 6) $1000 includes complimentary valet parking for each guest, name recognition on table signage, listing in program book.

SF: THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER AT THE RRAZZ

Australia's Thunder From Down Under, the internationally acclaimed male revue, is bringing its sizzling and sensationally sexy men back to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) for encore performances. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays, September 26th through October 6th (showtimes vary so consult the RRAZZ website). The show is one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas. The revue has been featured on such television shows as "The View," "The Tyra Banks Show" and E!'s "Wild On: Las Vegas." Amidst state-of-the-art lighting and sound, you'll have the chance to see your fantasy men come to life. Thunder's latest production features such characters as Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribbean," a desperado from the Wild West, and a muscled fireman who creates heat on his own terms. Add to this a tribute to various dance crazes through the decades and a cowboy finale that's as scorching as the Las Vegas desert, and you're in for a real treat. There is a $35-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: SIMON TAYLOR PERFORMS "1 MAN DEBATE"

Award-winning entertainer Mr Simon Taylor performs "1 Man Debate", a brand new comedy show that redefines manhood, at RUE BEBELONS (267 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, AUS - 03 9452 0070) as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays, September 26th through October 14th. See website for exact showtimes. Taylor will explain why boys don't want to grow up, what happened to real men in society and the 10 reasons why men are now replaceable. While on a short tour of the stand-up comedy circle in Los Angeles, Simon scored a ticket to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - a day later, he was hired to write for the show. Now as a world-class comedian, Simon's new show applies his wit and charm to society's most pressing question: what is going on with men? Drawing on arguments that span from academic to pub rant, Simon pulls manhood apart in a comedy debate against himself. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: "PORGY & BESS PROJECT" WITH BENNY 'MAMA ALTO' DIMAS

"Porgy & Bess Project" a Jazz Interpretations of a Legendary Classic will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 25th through 30th as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Performances are Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday at 8:00 pm & Thursday through Saturday at 9:00 pm. The show is an evocative dialogue between the immortal songs of Porgy & Bess and the unique and haunting jazz countertenor vocals of Benny 'Mama Alto' Dimas, accompanied by the piano stylings of Tiffanni Walton. Many legendary artists including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis and Carmen McRae have created jazz reinterpretations of the astounding repertoire from the Gershwins' monumental folk opera, giving the original works new life and testifying to the full spectrum of human experience. Mama Alto is thrilled to take this special journey through their legacies with you. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: TANYA SINGS BARBRA WITH STEVEN
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Tanya Loraine Moberly sings Barbra Joan Streisand with Steven Ray Watkins at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, September 28th; Thursday, October 18th; Wednesday, November 14th; and Tuesday, December 4th, all shows at 7:00 pm. The show will feature songs by Burt Bacharach, Walter Becker, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Hal David, Donald Fagen, Buddy Johnson, Carole King, Michel Legrand, John Lennon, Matthew Moore, Laura Nyro and Toni Stern. Tanya Moberly is probably best known for her cabaret work. She has been performing at Don't Tell Mama since 1998 when she co-created the"The Blonde Leading The Blonde" with partner Susan Hackett and writer/director Ilona Vellios. The show ran for 8 episodes over the course of 5 years and received a MAC Award nomination in 2000 for special production. Tanya is the 2010, 2011 & 2012 MAC Award winning producer of The Salon hosted by Mark Janas. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: DONN TRENNER AND SHAYNEE RAINBOLT ARE "TWO FOR THE ROAD"

Emmy-nominated musical director, conductor, arranger and jazz pianist Donn Trenner, in his first New York major engagement in 25 years, collaborates with the MAC and Bistro Award-winning jazz vocalist Shaynee Rainbolt on four Fridays in September at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Performances are on Fridays, September 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, all shows at 9:30 pm. A bebop pianist of distinction Trenner played with the likes of Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus, and Ben Webster, appearing on over 100 jazz albums from 1950 onward. A leading musical director, Trenner appeared nightly on the famed Steve Allen Show, leading the Donn Trenner Orchestra. He was also Ann-Margret's musical director for 18 years, and he worked extensively touring with Shirley MacLaine, and was musical director for Nancy Wilson. A Bistro Award winner, two-time MAC Award winner, and four-time MAC Award nominee, Shaynee's first two CD's were released on 33Jazz Records out of the UK (www.33jazz.com). Her third CD, "Charmed Life: Shaynee Rainbolt SINGS Russell Garcia," won the MAC Award for best Jazz Recording. Her most recent show honored the legendary composer/ arranger/ conductor Russell Garcia on the occasion of his 95th birthday, touring Australia, New Zealand, and the US. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: FRANK DAIN AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Frank Dain returns to the cabaret stage in September with his first solo show in 13 years, in The Magic of Mathis at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Scheduled performances are Saturdays, September 8th & 15th and Fridays, September 21st & 28th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Dain will bring fresh interpretations to such Johnny Mathis signature tunes as "Chances Are," "It's Not for Me to Say," "Wild Is the Wind," "Misty" and "The Twelfth of Never. " Contributing creative arrangements is Dain's frequent collaborator, Musical Director Kathleen Landis. The Magic of Mathis will also include infrequently sung jewels as "99 Miles from L.A.," "Yellow Roses on Her Gown," "I'll Be Easy to Find" and "Photograph," all part of Mathis's remarkable 56-year career. Lennie Watts is directing. Saadi Zain on bass. After appearing in many regional and off-Broadway theatrical productions, Dain made his New York City Town Hall debut at The Mabel Mercer Foundation's summer Cabaret Convention entitled Grand Nights for Singing, and performed at the Foundation's first cabaret convention in Philadelphia at the Prince Theatre. As a solo act, he brought his enviable baritone and warm personality to shows at Don't Tell Mama, Steve McGraw's, Danny's Skylight Room and Judy's. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MargOH! CHANNING IS TIPSY RETURNS TO THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

Drag Superstar MargOH! Channing brings her acclaimed show MARGOH! CHANNING IS TIPSY back to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for one night only, on Friday, September 28th at 10:00 pm. MARGOH! This multi-character comedy features reminisces about MargOH!'s family, her gay lovers and the ups and downs of her career while tackling such subjects as rape, incest, race, political correctness, sexual orientation, and the power of Liza. MARGOH! CHANNING IS TIPSY features MargOH!'s long time Gay fiancee MAN-ee Champagne (Jeff Catlow-Shea), Diamond Daquiri (Crystal Rona Peterson) and the Jarad Astin Trio. The show is written and created by writer, comedian, and performance artist BT Shea, with musical direction by Jarad Astin and direction/ special material by Thom Fogarty. MargOH! Channing (BT Shea) is a writer, comedian and performance artist from Providence, RI. MargOH! now based in New York created a highly successful variety show The MargOH! Channing Show for MNN from 2003-2006 and included guests Michael Musto, Penny Arcade and Nellie McKay. MargOH! made her cabaret debut in 2007 with The MargOH! Channing Variety Hour at The D-Lounge at the Darryl Roth Theater. In 2011 MargOH! premiered her new work MargOH! Channing is Tipsy to rave reviews and made her London debut at the Phoenix Artists Club. Ms. Channing recently became a contributing writer for the nightlife zine Fierth.com and had her short story Prohibition Inhibition featured in the Coelacanth Journal. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DINA MARTINA: AMPLE WATTAGE AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will be performing at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursdays through Sundays, September 20th through 30th at 7:30 pm. "Ample Wattage" like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. It promises to be a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, unbelievable video and unwanted gifts for lucky audience members. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOHNNY RIVERS COMES HOME: "A 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION"

The legendary 'Secret Agent Man' Johnny Rivers has confirmed his first New York City Concert in over 25 years, for September 28th at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB (237 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-997-4144). The special event, JOHNNY RIVERS Comes Home: "A 70th Birthday Celebration," is a presentation of Hi-Fidelity Music and will feature an All-Star Band joining Rivers, including Will Lee, Jimmy Vivino and Rich Pagano from The Fab Faux. With 17 Gold records, 29 chart hits, two Grammy Awards and more than 30 million records sold, Johnny Rivers is a remarkable American rock and roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. His styles include folk songs, blues, and revivals of old-time rock 'n' roll songs and some original material. Rivers' greatest success came in the mid- to late-1960s with a string of hit songs (including the #1 hit "Poor Side of Town", "Summer Rain", and "Secret Agent Man"), but he has continued to record and perform to the present. His major hits include Memphis, Maybelline, Mountain of Love, Seventh Son, Secret Agent Man, Poor Side of Town, Baby, I Need Your Lovin', Rockin' Pneumonia - Boogie Woogie Flu & Slow Dancin'. There is a $38 cover.

NYC: PAM ANN TALKS AIR TRAVEL AT XL CABARET

Pam Ann, the comic creation of Australian comedian Caroline Reid, will perform at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999) on Fridays & Saturdays, September 21st & 22 and 28th & 29th at 8:00 pm. An emerging icon in gay culture, she portrays the air-hostess Pam Ann, a mixture of comedy, camp and glamour, and a pun on the legendary airline Pan Am. Pam's performances tend to emphasis the vagaries of air travel, including the identifying quirks of various airlines around the world, mixed with a generous dose of ribald humor and double entendre. There is a $30 cover.

NYC: THE METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS "THE SOPHISTICATES"

New York's THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) will become even more exciting on Friday, September 28th at 11:30 pm when it introduces one of NYC's most talked-about burlesque revues, "The Sophisticates." Starring master of ceremonies Bastard Keith and burlesque headliner Madame Rosebud, and featuring a rotating constellation of guest stars, on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Specializing in classic burlesque, each night features a new line-up of four highly distinguished striptease artists performing two numbers each throughout the evening. Madame Rosebud has performed coast to coast and overseas with stops at the London Burlesque Festival, the New York Burlesque Festival, and competing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. Shows on August 10th, 24th and September 14th will include Bea B. Heart, Jubilee Diamond, Dirty Martini, Perle Noire, Tansy, Bettina May, Maine Attraction and Kristina Nekyia. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND AT BIRDLAND

The BIRDLAND Big Band, Directed by Tommy Igoe with Guest Conductor Rob Middleton performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Fridays at 5:00 pm, playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin, and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands ("Late Show with David Letterman," "Saturday Night Live") and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart) There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BOUNCIN' WITH BUD: MUSIC OF BUD POWELL

Bouncin' with Bud: Music of Bud Powell featuring Tim Hagans (trumpet), Greg Osby (alto sax), Matt Wilson (drums), Dan Tepfer (piano) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, September 25th through 29th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Along Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) is considered to be one of the creators of the style of modern jazz known as bebop. Despite his tragically short life, including bouts of mental illness, alcoholism and a self-imposed period of exile in Paris, Powell helped to define modern jazz piano technique while his brutal life story went on to inspire the Oscar winning film "'Round Midnight." This all-star birthday tribute will feature influential bebop compositions that Powell left behind including "Bouncin' with Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," "Budo," "Tempus Fugit," and "Un Poco Loco." There is a $30-40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY: THE STREISAND SONGBOOK

Platinum Award Winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America's most powerful and enduring musical artists at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Tuesday through Saturday, September 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday, at 11:00 pm. Singing timeless classics from five decades of Barbra Streisand's multi-faceted career, Callaway crafts a loving musical portrait of the icon who once described herself as being "simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven." The Tony-nominated actress puts unique pop/jazz spin on unforgettable songs from Barbra's Broadway years (Funny Girl) to her film works (A Star Is Born), from her early pop albums (People) to her later concept albums (Higher Ground) which debuted at number 1 on Billboard and featured Ann's original peace anthem "At The Same Time." Callaway weaves humorous and inspiring anecdotes of how Streisand began as such a role model for her and evolved as a mentor, recording Ann's songs on six of her recent CD's, including "I've Dreamed Of You," the song that Streisand sang on her wedding day. In a night of soaring songs and stories, Callaway promises us a performance that not only celebrates the extraordinary career of Barbra Streisand, but also reminds us of "the way we were." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DEBUT OF COUNTRY POP VOCAL TRIO BLUE SKY RIDERS

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of BLUE SKY RIDERS, the pop vocal trio conceived by legendary musician Kenny Loggins, Nashville's Georgia Middleman (who has penned songs for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney & Reba McEntire) and Country Music Hall of Fame writer Gary Burr on Tuesday through Saturday, September 26th through 29th at 8:00 pm, with late shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. The trio will be performing songs from their upcoming debut album, Blue Sky Riders, scheduled to be released on January 22, 2013. Select singles from the album will be available in September 2012. The band's Live At The Rutledge EP is currently available for purchase on iTunes. The creative spark that eventually evolved into Blue Sky Riders was struck when veteran singer/songwriters Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr began working on songs together. Their chemistry as songwriters and their work together inspired them both to want to go another round with the music industry. Loggins, looking for a creative step forward in his musical career, decided to take on the challenge to form a new band but wanted to add a third, female voice. Burr, who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP, Billboard and NSAI and has worked with artists such as Juice Newton, Conway Twitty and Wynonna Judd, suggested singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman, who has worked with Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Martina McBride among others. Georgia accepted Gary and Kenny's invitation to join them in this new venture, and Blue Sky Riders was born. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JUDY COLLINS OPENS CAFE CARLYLE'S NEW SEASON

The unofficial kick-off to New York's social and cultural season will commence when legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins begins her three-week engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 11th through 29th at 8:45 pm. Musical director is Russell Walden. Ms. Collins unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes have captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ms. Collins' rendezvous at the Cafe Carlyle will feature beloved hits from her recent album Bohemian including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's "Pure Imagination", Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty", Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino" and Ms. Collins' own "In The Twilight" which she wrote about her mother. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays.


NYC: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

BOS: JAN PETERS HOSTS OPEN MIC WITH SPECIAL GUEST ELIZABETH YOUNG

The Cabaret Guest Artist Series continues this Friday, September 28that 9:00 pm at ENCORE LOUNGE at THE COURTYARD MARRIOT (275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA - 617-728-2162) hosted by Jan Peters with Tom LaMark. Guest this week is Elizabeth Young! Whether booking Elizabeth to sing your favorite songs (jazz, pop, folk and soft rock),to create jingles in your honor, to croon an Edith Piaf song in French, sing American/Irish standards or to perform holiday tunes as a singing costumed Mrs. Santa, Elizabeth provides a great combination of beautiful vocals and fun entertainment. She's also produced and performed sold-out shows this past year raising money for cures for cancer. No cover charge! Open mic!


DC: MARK O'CONNOR "CELEBRATING GRAPPELLI" AT BLUES ALLEY

Violin legend Mark O'Connor will be "Celebrating Grappelli" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, September 28th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A product of America's rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, Mark O'Connor's creative journey began at the feet of a pair of musical giants. The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling, Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin, Stephane Grappelli. Along the way, between these marvelous musical extremes, Mark O'Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the multitude of musical styles and genres he studied. Now, at age 49, he has melded and shaped these influences into a new American Classical music, and a vision of an entirely American school of string playing. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: THE ELAINE DAME TRIO WITH THE COLE PORTER COLLECTION

OPEN DOOR THEATER (902 South Ridgeland, Oak Park, Il - 708-342-0810) presents The Elaine Dame Trio (Elaine Dame, vocals; Andy Brown, guitar; Joe Policastro, bass) with "The Cole Porter Collection" on Saturday, September 29th at 8:00 pm. The private life of Cole Porter is as fascinating and as revealing about social mores as his public career was glittering and defining of popular entertainment. He led a dazzling life on both sides of the Atlantic, was famous and rich, and set the rules for fashion and sophisticated love, all while keeping his homosexuality a secret. Anything Goes when Elaine and her incredible musicians start swinging the tunes of the lusty, lyrical and de-lovely, Cole Porter. Tickets are $15.


SF: THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER AT THE RRAZZ

Australia's Thunder From Down Under, the internationally acclaimed male revue, is bringing its sizzling and sensationally sexy men back to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) for encore performances. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays, September 26th through October 6th (showtimes vary so consult the RRAZZ website). The show is one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas. The revue has been featured on such television shows as "The View," "The Tyra Banks Show" and E!'s "Wild On: Las Vegas." Amidst state-of-the-art lighting and sound, you'll have the chance to see your fantasy men come to life. Thunder's latest production features such characters as Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribbean," a desperado from the Wild West, and a muscled fireman who creates heat on his own terms. Add to this a tribute to various dance crazes through the decades and a cowboy finale that's as scorching as the Las Vegas desert, and you're in for a real treat. There is a $35-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: SIMON TAYLOR PERFORMS "1 MAN DEBATE"

Award-winning entertainer Mr Simon Taylor performs "1 Man Debate", a brand new comedy show that redefines manhood, at RUE BEBELONS (267 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, AUS - 03 9452 0070) as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays, September 26th through October 14th. See website for exact showtimes. Taylor will explain why boys don't want to grow up, what happened to real men in society and the 10 reasons why men are now replaceable. While on a short tour of the stand-up comedy circle in Los Angeles, Simon scored a ticket to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - a day later, he was hired to write for the show. Now as a world-class comedian, Simon's new show applies his wit and charm to society's most pressing question: what is going on with men? Drawing on arguments that span from academic to pub rant, Simon pulls manhood apart in a comedy debate against himself. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: "PORGY & BESS PROJECT" WITH BENNY 'MAMA ALTO' DIMAS

"Porgy & Bess Project" a Jazz Interpretations of a Legendary Classic will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 25th through 30th as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Performances are Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday at 8:00 pm & Thursday through Saturday at 9:00 pm. The show is an evocative dialogue between the immortal songs of Porgy & Bess and the unique and haunting jazz countertenor vocals of Benny 'Mama Alto' Dimas, accompanied by the piano stylings of Tiffanni Walton. Many legendary artists including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis and Carmen McRae have created jazz reinterpretations of the astounding repertoire from the Gershwins' monumental folk opera, giving the original works new life and testifying to the full spectrum of human experience. Mama Alto is thrilled to take this special journey through their legacies with you. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: JOAN RIVERS IN SEPTEMBER AT THE BEECHMAN

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 Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 pm. 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. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net 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. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.

NYC: SHARON CLARK IN ENCORE PERFORMANCE AT THE METROPOLITAN

Sharon Clark returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) show on on Wednesday and Thursday, September 26th & 27th at 7:00 pm. Her most recent CD release, "Do it Again - My Tribute to Shirley Horn," is on its third printing, and she grabs top honors wherever she goes. D.C. based Ms. Clark has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on the National Mall and the historic Lincoln Theater. The Cape May Jazz Festival has hosted Ms. Clark three times by popular demand. Both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Ludacris Foundation chose Ms. Clark to perform for their separate tributes to Quincy Jones. Famed bassist Keter Betts invited Ms. Clark to be the featured vocalist for his 75th Birthday Celebration, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. Ms. Clark also has appeared as a soloist with the Richmond Symphony. In addition, Ms. Clark performed by invitation for President Clinton and other dignitaries at a retreat sponsored by the Democratic National Committee. Ms. Clark also appears regularly at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SEPTEMBER CALENDAR GIRL - "CHANGE OF A DRESS"

Colleen McHugh presents her latest show of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series, and this month she presents "CHANGE OF A DRESS: Songs of Fashion and Other September Issues" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 ) on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Tedd Firth, with Steve Doyle, bass; Sean Harkness, guitar. It promises to be a chic collection of jazz, country, Broadway and beyond, with songs from Cole Porter, Bobbie Gentry, David Yazbek, Livingston & Evans, and more. Plus lots of comedy and the ever-popular Improv Song. With tunes by Harold Rome, Irving Berlin, Randy Newman, Frank Loesser, and more! Plus: Tedd might sing. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: IN THE BOUDOIR WITH SUMMER SHAPIRO

The New York Clown Theater Festival presents Summer Shapiro in IN THE BOUDOIR on Sunday, September 16th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm; and Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 pm at THE BRICK THEATER (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY - 718- 907-6189 ). Matters of the heart can be messy and In The Boudoir delights in making a mess. San Francisco comedienne, Summer Shapiro, returns to the New York Clown Theater Festival for her fourth time with this deceptively simple story of a young female clown's love life. Veering erratically and erotically between exactitude and befuddlement, control and rashness, beauty and broken, Shapiro plays with the consuming need to be liked and revels in the futility of such a hunger. Tickets are $15.

NYC: DINA MARTINA: AMPLE WATTAGE AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will be performing at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursdays through Sundays, September 20th through 30th at 7:30 pm. "Ample Wattage" like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. It promises to be a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, unbelievable video and unwanted gifts for lucky audience members. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

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

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - ) presents "THE BROADWAY BALLYHOO," a weekly show now in it's 10th month, produced, created and hosted by Scott Siegel in an open-ended run on Thursdays at 11:00 pm. THE BROADWAY HOOTENANY will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's greatest songs. Featured performers for Thursday, September 27th (which happens to be Scott's Birthday) are Jean Michelle Grier (The Lion King as "The Lion Queen," Simba's mother); Christina Bianco (Drama Desk Nominee, Forbidden Broadway, Newsical the Musical); MILLA (International Cabaret Star) ; DANNY GARDNER (Broadway by the Year, NY Song & Dance Co.) . 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: BOUNCIN' WITH BUD: MUSIC OF BUD POWELL

Bouncin' with Bud: Music of Bud Powell featuring Tim Hagans (trumpet), Greg Osby (alto sax), Matt Wilson (drums), Dan Tepfer (piano) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, September 25th through 29th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Along Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) is considered to be one of the creators of the style of modern jazz known as bebop. Despite his tragically short life, including bouts of mental illness, alcoholism and a self-imposed period of exile in Paris, Powell helped to define modern jazz piano technique while his brutal life story went on to inspire the Oscar winning film "'Round Midnight." This all-star birthday tribute will feature influential bebop compositions that Powell left behind including "Bouncin' with Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," "Budo," "Tempus Fugit," and "Un Poco Loco." There is a $30-40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JUDY COLLINS OPENS CAFE CARLYLE'S NEW SEASON

The unofficial kick-off to New York's social and cultural season will commence when legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins begins her three-week engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 11th through 29th at 8:45 pm. Musical director is Russell Walden. Ms. Collins unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes have captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ms. Collins' rendezvous at the Cafe Carlyle will feature beloved hits from her recent album Bohemian including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's "Pure Imagination", Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty", Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino" and Ms. Collins' own "In The Twilight" which she wrote about her mother. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays.


NYC: DEBUT OF COUNTRY POP VOCAL TRIO BLUE SKY RIDERS

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of BLUE SKY RIDERS, the pop vocal trio conceived by legendary musician Kenny Loggins, Nashville's Georgia Middleman (who has penned songs for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney & Reba McEntire) and Country Music Hall of Fame writer Gary Burr on Tuesday through Saturday, September 26th through 29th at 8:00 pm, with late shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. The trio will be performing songs from their upcoming debut album, Blue Sky Riders, scheduled to be released on January 22, 2013. Select singles from the album will be available in September 2012. The band's Live At The Rutledge EP is currently available for purchase on iTunes. The creative spark that eventually evolved into Blue Sky Riders was struck when veteran singer/songwriters Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr began working on songs together. Their chemistry as songwriters and their work together inspired them both to want to go another round with the music industry. Loggins, looking for a creative step forward in his musical career, decided to take on the challenge to form a new band but wanted to add a third, female voice. Burr, who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP, Billboard and NSAI and has worked with artists such as Juice Newton, Conway Twitty and Wynonna Judd, suggested singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman, who has worked with Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Martina McBride among others. Georgia accepted Gary and Kenny's invitation to join them in this new venture, and Blue Sky Riders was born. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY: THE STREISAND SONGBOOK

Platinum Award Winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America's most powerful and enduring musical artists at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Tuesday through Saturday, September 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday, at 11:00 pm. Singing timeless classics from five decades of Barbra Streisand's multi-faceted career, Callaway crafts a loving musical portrait of the icon who once described herself as being "simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven." The Tony-nominated actress puts unique pop/jazz spin on unforgettable songs from Barbra's Broadway years (Funny Girl) to her film works (A Star Is Born), from her early pop albums (People) to her later concept albums (Higher Ground) which debuted at number 1 on Billboard and featured Ann's original peace anthem "At The Same Time." Callaway weaves humorous and inspiring anecdotes of how Streisand began as such a role model for her and evolved as a mentor, recording Ann's songs on six of her recent CD's, including "I've Dreamed Of You," the song that Streisand sang on her wedding day. In a night of soaring songs and stories, Callaway promises us a performance that not only celebrates the extraordinary career of Barbra Streisand, but also reminds us of "the way we were." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JANIS SIEGEL OF THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Vocalist Janis Siegel will perform for one night only at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, September 27th at 11:00 pm. Over the past four decades, the voice of Janis Siegel, a nine-time Grammy winner and a seventeen-time Grammy nominee, has been an undeniable force in The Manhattan Transfer's diverse musical catalog. Alongside her career as a member of this 40 year musical institution, Siegel has also sustained a solo career that has spawned more than a half dozen finely-crafted solo albums and numerous collaborative projects, amassed a large international fan base and garnered consistently high critical praise. Join Janis for this one night only, late night musical adventure, which is a preparation for a new CD recording! Piano, bass, drums and Janis! There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

DC: FRED HERSCH TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY

The Fred Hersch Trio will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, September 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Fred Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist, as well as remaining an in-demand collaborator with other noted bandleaders and vocalists. In addition to his more than three-dozen recordings as a leader/co-leader, his numerous awards include a 2003 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition, as well as two Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER AT THE RRAZZ

Australia's Thunder From Down Under, the internationally acclaimed male revue, is bringing its sizzling and sensationally sexy men back to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) for encore performances. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays, September 26th through October 6th (showtimes vary so consult the RRAZZ website). The show is one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas. The revue has been featured on such television shows as "The View," "The Tyra Banks Show" and E!'s "Wild On: Las Vegas." Amidst state-of-the-art lighting and sound, you'll have the chance to see your fantasy men come to life. Thunder's latest production features such characters as Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribbean," a desperado from the Wild West, and a muscled fireman who creates heat on his own terms. Add to this a tribute to various dance crazes through the decades and a cowboy finale that's as scorching as the Las Vegas desert, and you're in for a real treat. There is a $35-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: SIMON TAYLOR PERFORMS "1 MAN DEBATE"

Award-winning entertainer Mr Simon Taylor performs "1 Man Debate", a brand new comedy show that redefines manhood, at RUE BEBELONS (267 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, AUS - 03 9452 0070) as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays, September 26th through October 14th. See website for exact showtimes. Taylor will explain why boys don't want to grow up, what happened to real men in society and the 10 reasons why men are now replaceable. While on a short tour of the stand-up comedy circle in Los Angeles, Simon scored a ticket to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - a day later, he was hired to write for the show. Now as a world-class comedian, Simon's new show applies his wit and charm to society's most pressing question: what is going on with men? Drawing on arguments that span from academic to pub rant, Simon pulls manhood apart in a comedy debate against himself. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: "PORGY & BESS PROJECT" WITH BENNY 'MAMA ALTO' DIMAS

"Porgy & Bess Project" a Jazz Interpretations of a Legendary Classic will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 25th through 30th as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Performances are Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday at 8:00 pm & Thursday through Saturday at 9:00 pm. The show is an evocative dialogue between the immortal songs of Porgy & Bess and the unique and haunting jazz countertenor vocals of Benny 'Mama Alto' Dimas, accompanied by the piano stylings of Tiffanni Walton. Many legendary artists including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis and Carmen McRae have created jazz reinterpretations of the astounding repertoire from the Gershwins' monumental folk opera, giving the original works new life and testifying to the full spectrum of human experience. Mama Alto is thrilled to take this special journey through their legacies with you. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: SHARON CLARK IN ENCORE PERFORMANCE AT THE METROPOLITAN

Sharon Clark returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) show on on Wednesday and Thursday, September 26th & 27th at 7:00 pm. Her most recent CD release, "Do it Again - My Tribute to Shirley Horn," is on its third printing, and she grabs top honors wherever she goes. D.C. based Ms. Clark has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on the National Mall and the historic Lincoln Theater. The Cape May Jazz Festival has hosted Ms. Clark three times by popular demand. Both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Ludacris Foundation chose Ms. Clark to perform for their separate tributes to Quincy Jones. Famed bassist Keter Betts invited Ms. Clark to be the featured vocalist for his 75th Birthday Celebration, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. Ms. Clark also has appeared as a soloist with the Richmond Symphony. In addition, Ms. Clark performed by invitation for President Clinton and other dignitaries at a retreat sponsored by the Democratic National Committee. Ms. Clark also appears regularly at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: HEDDA LETTUCE WITH THE CARPETS MATCH THE DRAPES

Every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm, through September 26th, Hedda Lettuce premiers her new show THE CARPETS MATCH THE DRAPES at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999). New songs, new monologues and a full band accompany the Queen Of Green. Hedda Lettuce, the six-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner (HX magazine), has received national acclaim for her poised characters, startling satire and original music. Hedda lures you into the funniest scenarios on stage with her ultra-candid, shimmering wit. Drag-debutant, Miss Lettuce, has established herself as New York City's premiere queen in classic cabaret venues such as Caroline's on Broadway, FEZ and her classic movie night at the Clearview Chelsea. She has worked on such networks as Comedy Central, MTV and HBO, and in a handful of off-broadway plays. Hedda's comedy projects include her stand-up tour deforce, The Hedda Lettuce Show; The Dixie Chicks with Dicks, the country-singing drag trio; and Lettuce Rejoice, the annual Chelsea holiday spectacular. There is a $20 cover (also entitles customers to watch "Hot Mess" revue at 10:00 pm in the same room)

NYC: CRISTINA MORRISON APPEARING AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Vocalist Cristina Morrison will be appearing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, September 26th ar 9:30 pm in " I Love"m celebrating her CD of the same title. She will be joined on stage by Helio Alves: Piano, Willard Dyson: Drums, Marcus McLaurine: Bass and Peter Brainin: Sax. Cristina is as worldly and well-traveled as they come. She was born in Miami and spent time living in Rome, Quito, the Galapagos Islands and Los Angeles before landing in the Big Apple, from whence she recorded this fine debut CD. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT XL: BUNNY & BIANCA IN HOT MESS

Lady Bunny and Bianca Del Rio present "Bunny and Bianca's HOT MESS" at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999) every Wednesday night through September 26th at 10:00 pm. Lady Bunny has handpicked some of the city's most talented drag divas for a weekly Wednesday night extravaganza. The ladies include Bianca Del Rio (widely regarded as the quickest wit on the NYC drag scene), Milan (Rupaul Drag Race 4 favorite), Skyla Versai (the talented newcomer from Lips), Sugga Pie Koko (the comedian of the group), the live vocal styling of Epiphany and special guests each week! The show time is perfect as either a starting point or for those who prefer to make an earlier night of it mid-week. With both solo and production numbers complete with matching costumes, HOT MESS ups the ante for weekly drag reviews. Naughty comedienne Lady Bunny is moonlighting from her critically acclaimed cabaret show That Ain't No Lady! She also appears as the Dean of Drag on RuPaul's Drag U. Tickets are $10.

NYC: "DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR" BY WASHINGTON DC'S CLOWN CABARET

The critically acclaimed and very popular Clown Cabaret will bring its particular blend of theater, comedy and clown nonsense to the New York Clown Theater Festival at the THE BRICK THEATRE (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY - 718- 907-6189) on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm & Wednesday, September 26th at 8:30 pm. The troupe's current show, "Delusions of Grandeur," explores the thin line between success and failure while paying homage to Vaudeville, Shakespeare, Film Noir, French Surrealism and Steve Martin. Along the way, the show explores the past, present, and future of the Clown. Creators Rich Potter, Matthew Pauli and Karen Beriss formed Clown Cabaret in 2010 as a laboratory for physical comedy in the Nation's Capital. In the show, three well-meaning, but misguided, clowns attempt to create epic theatre. The show devolves into Shakespeare, pies, and laughter. This brainchild of the three producers of Clown Cabaret's monthly show is a new narrative about reaching for the stars and spectacular failure. Tickets are $25.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: AARON DIEHL

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. The show on Wednesday, September 26th features Aaron Diehl - piano. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


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 LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band ska David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. 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. "There has never been a band quite like the Gully Low Jazz Band," notes legendary record producer George Avakian. "Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always try to the joy and heart of the music." 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: BOUNCIN' WITH BUD: MUSIC OF BUD POWELL

Bouncin' with Bud: Music of Bud Powell featuring Tim Hagans (trumpet), Greg Osby (alto sax), Matt Wilson (drums), Dan Tepfer (piano) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, September 25th through 29th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Along Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) is considered to be one of the creators of the style of modern jazz known as bebop. Despite his tragically short life, including bouts of mental illness, alcoholism and a self-imposed period of exile in Paris, Powell helped to define modern jazz piano technique while his brutal life story went on to inspire the Oscar winning film "'Round Midnight." This all-star birthday tribute will feature influential bebop compositions that Powell left behind including "Bouncin' with Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," "Budo," "Tempus Fugit," and "Un Poco Loco." There is a $30-40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DEBUT OF COUNTRY POP VOCAL TRIO BLUE SKY RIDERS

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of BLUE SKY RIDERS, the pop vocal trio conceived by legendary musician Kenny Loggins, Nashville's Georgia Middleman (who has penned songs for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney & Reba McEntire) and Country Music Hall of Fame writer Gary Burr on Tuesday through Saturday, September 26th through 29th at 8:00 pm, with late shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. The trio will be performing songs from their upcoming debut album, Blue Sky Riders, scheduled to be released on January 22, 2013. Select singles from the album will be available in September 2012. The band's Live At The Rutledge EP is currently available for purchase on iTunes. The creative spark that eventually evolved into Blue Sky Riders was struck when veteran singer/songwriters Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr began working on songs together. Their chemistry as songwriters and their work together inspired them both to want to go another round with the music industry. Loggins, looking for a creative step forward in his musical career, decided to take on the challenge to form a new band but wanted to add a third, female voice. Burr, who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP, Billboard and NSAI and has worked with artists such as Juice Newton, Conway Twitty and Wynonna Judd, suggested singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman, who has worked with Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Martina McBride among others. Georgia accepted Gary and Kenny's invitation to join them in this new venture, and Blue Sky Riders was born. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY: THE STREISAND SONGBOOK

Platinum Award Winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America's most powerful and enduring musical artists at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Tuesday through Saturday, September 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday, at 11:00 pm. Singing timeless classics from five decades of Barbra Streisand's multi-faceted career, Callaway crafts a loving musical portrait of the icon who once described herself as being "simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven." The Tony-nominated actress puts unique pop/jazz spin on unforgettable songs from Barbra's Broadway years (Funny Girl) to her film works (A Star Is Born), from her early pop albums (People) to her later concept albums (Higher Ground) which debuted at number 1 on Billboard and featured Ann's original peace anthem "At The Same Time." Callaway weaves humorous and inspiring anecdotes of how Streisand began as such a role model for her and evolved as a mentor, recording Ann's songs on six of her recent CD's, including "I've Dreamed Of You," the song that Streisand sang on her wedding day. In a night of soaring songs and stories, Callaway promises us a performance that not only celebrates the extraordinary career of Barbra Streisand, but also reminds us of "the way we were." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JUDY COLLINS OPENS CAFE CARLYLE'S NEW SEASON

The unofficial kick-off to New York's social and cultural season will commence when legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins begins her three-week engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 11th through 29th at 8:45 pm. Musical director is Russell Walden. Ms. Collins unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes have captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ms. Collins' rendezvous at the Cafe Carlyle will feature beloved hits from her recent album Bohemian including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's "Pure Imagination", Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty", Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino" and Ms. Collins' own "In The Twilight" which she wrote about her mother. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays.


NYC: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

DC: BLUES ALLLEY PRESENTS SUSAN JONES "CELEBRATING GRAPPELLI"

Violinist Susan Jones will be "Celebrating Grappelli" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, September 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Susan Jones is a versatile free-lance violinist, who plays styles ranging from classical to jazz, with many stops along the way, including: rock, country, klezmer and mariachi. She has brought her classical music to Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Centerand the National Gallery of Art Terrace Cafe. Her jazz venues include the One Step Down, the Corcoran Jazz Series and Blues Alley. A graduate of the University of Maryland, she has worked as a full-time musician since 1978. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: HAVA ("LIFE" IN HEBREW) AT THE GARDENIA

Twenty years after making her stage debut, Hava enters a new, radical era of comedy through channeling the Comedy Queens of Hollywood's Golden Age at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesdays, September 19th & 26th at 9:00 pm. The performance includes impersonations and the comedy of Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Judy Garland, Katherine Hepburn, Carmen Miranda, and more. Hava is the creator of The Happy Happy Show, which ran weekly at El Cid and on the web. She has performed her unique style of comedy art at theatres, clubs, and galleries from Los Angeles to New York, with original works that have included Pink Clouds Over Capricorn, Cupcake Clown Conniption, and April Fools Pig! Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER AT THE RRAZZ

Australia's Thunder From Down Under, the internationally acclaimed male revue, is bringing its sizzling and sensationally sexy men back to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) for encore performances. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays, September 26th through October 6th (showtimes vary so consult the RRAZZ website). The show is one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas. The revue has been featured on such television shows as "The View," "The Tyra Banks Show" and E!'s "Wild On: Las Vegas." Amidst state-of-the-art lighting and sound, you'll have the chance to see your fantasy men come to life. Thunder's latest production features such characters as Jack Sparrow from "Pirates of the Caribbean," a desperado from the Wild West, and a muscled fireman who creates heat on his own terms. Add to this a tribute to various dance crazes through the decades and a cowboy finale that's as scorching as the Las Vegas desert, and you're in for a real treat. There is a $35-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: SIMON TAYLOR PERFORMS "1 MAN DEBATE"

Award-winning entertainer Mr Simon Taylor performs "1 Man Debate", a brand new comedy show that redefines manhood, at RUE BEBELONS (267 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, AUS - 03 9452 0070) as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays, September 26th through October 14th. See website for exact showtimes. Taylor will explain why boys don't want to grow up, what happened to real men in society and the 10 reasons why men are now replaceable. While on a short tour of the stand-up comedy circle in Los Angeles, Simon scored a ticket to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - a day later, he was hired to write for the show. Now as a world-class comedian, Simon's new show applies his wit and charm to society's most pressing question: what is going on with men? Drawing on arguments that span from academic to pub rant, Simon pulls manhood apart in a comedy debate against himself. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: "PORGY & BESS PROJECT" WITH BENNY 'MAMA ALTO' DIMAS

"Porgy & Bess Project" a Jazz Interpretations of a Legendary Classic will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 25th through 30th as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Performances are Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday at 8:00 pm & Thursday through Saturday at 9:00 pm. The show is an evocative dialogue between the immortal songs of Porgy & Bess and the unique and haunting jazz countertenor vocals of Benny 'Mama Alto' Dimas, accompanied by the piano stylings of Tiffanni Walton. Many legendary artists including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis and Carmen McRae have created jazz reinterpretations of the astounding repertoire from the Gershwins' monumental folk opera, giving the original works new life and testifying to the full spectrum of human experience. Mama Alto is thrilled to take this special journey through their legacies with you. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: JULIE CLARE: ALL WOMAN

Paul L Martin presents Julie Clare in All Woman at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Wednesday, September 26th at 8:00 pm. Women come celebrate, men come discover a few of the things that make a curve the loveliest distance between two points! One of the vocal talents from Showstopper the Improvised Musical, Julie Clare offers her take on life and love with original songs, special guests and even an improvised song of your choosing. From pop to Piaf, jazz to show-tunes, you're guaranteed a night of fun with just a touch of heartbreak to leaven the hilarity. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: LORDY, LORDY, LOOK WHO'S BITTER: FORTY YEARS OF FOOLISHNESS

Toby Blackwell turned 40 this summer - and what better excuse is there to put on a cabaret show? The result: LORDY, LORDY, LOOK WHO'S BITTER: Forty Years of Foolishness, which will be presented on Tuesdays, September 25th and October 9th at 7:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Brian J. Nash serves as musical director with Video & Show Direction by Jason Courson. This show has all the elements Toby loves to include: comedy, parody, great singing, fun videos, and a wide variety of songs, many of them in great mashups. Oh, and costume foolishness and diva madness. Blackwell has performed five full-length cabaret shows at venues in New York City, as well as performing sets and full length shows throughout the United States and Asia. He blends stand-up comedy, original song parodies, and stories from his rich life experiences with music from contemporary musical theater and pop, and has gained an audience of fans around the world. He was recently seen in RENT: THE BROADWAY TOUR, alongside original cast members Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal, as the Collins/Benny understudy and a male swing. Other theatrical highlights include his three regional theater performances as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in RAGTIME. He currently holds the title Busiest Unemployed Person Ever (B.U.P.E.), which he won because he made it up himself. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 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 September 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: SHARRON MATTHEWS SUPERSTAR AT THE FLUTE BAR

One part comedian and one part chanteuse, the inimitable Sharron Matthews serves up her own unique brand of uproarious entertainment at THE FLUTE BAR (40 Rast 20th Street, NYC - 212-529-7870 ) on Sunday through Tuesday, September 23rd through 25th at 8:00 pm. Sharron has been earning raves from audiences and critics alike. In 2011, Sharron traveled from Toronto to Joe's Pub in New York to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for three weeks, to London's Leicester Square Theatre, back to Toronto for more concert and Global TV's hit televison series Canada Sings. In 2012, Sharron returns to NYC and Flute Gramercy direct from 21 sold-out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe and London's Tristan Bates Theatre. 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: MURRAY HILL AND LINDA SIMPSON PRESENT DRAG BINGO!

The new Tuesday game show says it all: Drag Bingo! featuring wacky prizes, loads of laughs and dance music with New York's Drag legends and favorite Bingo duo—Queen of Wit Linda Simpson and King of Comedy Murray Hill at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999). Happy hour starts at 6:30 pm, and at 7:30 pm let the games begin! For years, wisecracking Linda and Murray have been making dreams come true downtown with their unique spin on America's favorite (and easiest) game of chance! Now, for the first time, they bring their Bingo shenanigans uptown time for their gayest adventure yet at XL! This ain't your Grandma's Bingo! Stop by after work, meet a pal from Grindr, play some games with your closest gal pals or make new friends. Drink, play and win! No cover ($2 bingo cards).

NYC: "DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR" BY WASHINGTON DC'S CLOWN CABARET

The critically acclaimed and very popular Clown Cabaret will bring its particular blend of theater, comedy and clown nonsense to the New York Clown Theater Festival at the THE BRICK THEATRE (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY - 718- 907-6189) on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm & Wednesday, September 26th at 8:30 pm. The troupe's current show, "Delusions of Grandeur," explores the thin line between success and failure while paying homage to Vaudeville, Shakespeare, Film Noir, French Surrealism and Steve Martin. Along the way, the show explores the past, present, and future of the Clown. Creators Rich Potter, Matthew Pauli and Karen Beriss formed Clown Cabaret in 2010 as a laboratory for physical comedy in the Nation's Capital. In the show, three well-meaning, but misguided, clowns attempt to create epic theatre. The show devolves into Shakespeare, pies, and laughter. This brainchild of the three producers of Clown Cabaret's monthly show is a new narrative about reaching for the stars and spectacular failure. Tickets are $25.

NYC: BOUNCIN' WITH BUD: MUSIC OF BUD POWELL

Bouncin' with Bud: Music of Bud Powell featuring Tim Hagans (trumpet), Greg Osby (alto sax), Matt Wilson (drums), Dan Tepfer (piano) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, September 25th through 29th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Along Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) is considered to be one of the creators of the style of modern jazz known as bebop. Despite his tragically short life, including bouts of mental illness, alcoholism and a self-imposed period of exile in Paris, Powell helped to define modern jazz piano technique while his brutal life story went on to inspire the Oscar winning film "'Round Midnight." This all-star birthday tribute will feature influential bebop compositions that Powell left behind including "Bouncin' with Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," "Budo," "Tempus Fugit," and "Un Poco Loco." There is a $30-40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY: THE STREISAND SONGBOOK

Platinum Award Winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America's most powerful and enduring musical artists at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Tuesday through Saturday, September 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday, at 11:00 pm. Singing timeless classics from five decades of Barbra Streisand's multi-faceted career, Callaway crafts a loving musical portrait of the icon who once described herself as being "simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven." The Tony-nominated actress puts unique pop/jazz spin on unforgettable songs from Barbra's Broadway years (Funny Girl) to her film works (A Star Is Born), from her early pop albums (People) to her later concept albums (Higher Ground) which debuted at number 1 on Billboard and featured Ann's original peace anthem "At The Same Time." Callaway weaves humorous and inspiring anecdotes of how Streisand began as such a role model for her and evolved as a mentor, recording Ann's songs on six of her recent CD's, including "I've Dreamed Of You," the song that Streisand sang on her wedding day. In a night of soaring songs and stories, Callaway promises us a performance that not only celebrates the extraordinary career of Barbra Streisand, but also reminds us of "the way we were." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JUDY COLLINS OPENS CAFE CARLYLE'S NEW SEASON

The unofficial kick-off to New York's social and cultural season will commence when legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins begins her three-week engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 11th through 29th at 8:45 pm. Musical director is Russell Walden. Ms. Collins unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes have captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ms. Collins' rendezvous at the Cafe Carlyle will feature beloved hits from her recent album Bohemian including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's "Pure Imagination", Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty", Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino" and Ms. Collins' own "In The Twilight" which she wrote about her mother. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays.


NYC: DEBUT OF COUNTRY POP VOCAL TRIO BLUE SKY RIDERS

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of BLUE SKY RIDERS, the pop vocal trio conceived by legendary musician Kenny Loggins, Nashville's Georgia Middleman (who has penned songs for Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney & Reba McEntire) and Country Music Hall of Fame writer Gary Burr on Tuesday through Saturday, September 26th through 29th at 8:00 pm, with late shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. The trio will be performing songs from their upcoming debut album, Blue Sky Riders, scheduled to be released on January 22, 2013. Select singles from the album will be available in September 2012. The band's Live At The Rutledge EP is currently available for purchase on iTunes. The creative spark that eventually evolved into Blue Sky Riders was struck when veteran singer/songwriters Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr began working on songs together. Their chemistry as songwriters and their work together inspired them both to want to go another round with the music industry. Loggins, looking for a creative step forward in his musical career, decided to take on the challenge to form a new band but wanted to add a third, female voice. Burr, who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP, Billboard and NSAI and has worked with artists such as Juice Newton, Conway Twitty and Wynonna Judd, suggested singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman, who has worked with Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Martina McBride among others. Georgia accepted Gary and Kenny's invitation to join them in this new venture, and Blue Sky Riders was born. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

DC: BLUES ALLLEY PRESENTS BRUNO NASTA "CELEBRATING GRAPPELLI"

Bruno Nasta, widely known for his international and multi-genre repertoire, will be "Celebrating Grappelli" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, September 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Bruno maintains a vigorous freelance schedule within the recording, symphony, opera, theatre, TV and film circuits. He has performed with The Who, Yes, Ray Charles, Lyle Lovett, Liza Minnelli, Burnadette Peters, and Luciano Pavarotti, to name a few, and his work has been featured on NPR and WETA. Recordings and film scores include Eva Cassidy's multi-platinum CDs "Imagine" and "American Tune" and the scores of "Crazy Like a Fox" and "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg". Bruno is Director of the Jazz in the Garden summer concert program at the National Gallery of Art, Personnel Director of the National Gallery Orchestra, and founder/violinist of The Gypsy Strings. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: TIM HOCKENBRRY & FRIENDS ONE NIGHT ONLY

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) will present a very special concert event with "America's Got Talent" finalist TIM HOCKENBERRY on Tuesday, September 25th at 8:30 pm. Having shared stages with stars such as Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and Steve Miller, Hockenberry has established himself as one of the most compelling artists in the Bay Area scene today. In addition to touring with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and with Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Tim has performed at high-profile venues all over Northern California, such as The RRazz Room, The Fillmore, the Great American Music Hall, Bimbo's 365 Club, The Napa Valley Opera House,, the Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts and the 142 Throckmorton Theater. He has also headlined at a multitude of festivals including the Robert Mondavi Summer Concert Series, the Clearwater Jazz Festival and the Mill Valley Arts Festival. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: SIMON TAYLOR PERFORMS "1 MAN DEBATE"

Award-winning entertainer Mr Simon Taylor performs "1 Man Debate", a brand new comedy show that redefines manhood, at RUE BEBELONS (267 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, AUS - 03 9452 0070) as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays, September 26th through October 14th. See website for exact showtimes. Taylor will explain why boys don't want to grow up, what happened to real men in society and the 10 reasons why men are now replaceable. While on a short tour of the stand-up comedy circle in Los Angeles, Simon scored a ticket to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - a day later, he was hired to write for the show. Now as a world-class comedian, Simon's new show applies his wit and charm to society's most pressing question: what is going on with men? Drawing on arguments that span from academic to pub rant, Simon pulls manhood apart in a comedy debate against himself. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: "PORGY & BESS PROJECT" WITH BENNY 'MAMA ALTO' DIMAS

"Porgy & Bess Project" a Jazz Interpretations of a Legendary Classic will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 25th through 30th as part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Performances are Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday at 8:00 pm & Thursday through Saturday at 9:00 pm. The show is an evocative dialogue between the immortal songs of Porgy & Bess and the unique and haunting jazz countertenor vocals of Benny 'Mama Alto' Dimas, accompanied by the piano stylings of Tiffanni Walton. Many legendary artists including Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis and Carmen McRae have created jazz reinterpretations of the astounding repertoire from the Gershwins' monumental folk opera, giving the original works new life and testifying to the full spectrum of human experience. Mama Alto is thrilled to take this special journey through their legacies with you. Call for cover/minimum information.


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MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 24th

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

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, September 24th, 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! Theme this week: ROMEO AND JULIET, but any and all Shakespeare is perfect. 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: SHARRON MATTHEWS SUPERSTAR AT THE FLUTE BAR

One part comedian and one part chanteuse, the inimitable Sharron Matthews serves up her own unique brand of uproarious entertainment at THE FLUTE BAR (40 Rast 20th Street, NYC - 212-529-7870 ) on Sunday through Tuesday, September 23rd through 25th at 8:00 pm. Sharron has been earning raves from audiences and critics alike. In 2011, Sharron traveled from Toronto to Joe's Pub in New York to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for three weeks, to London's Leicester Square Theatre, back to Toronto for more concert and Global TV's hit televison series Canada Sings. In 2012, Sharron returns to NYC and Flute Gramercy direct from 21 sold-out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe and London's Tristan Bates Theatre. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE NATE BIRKEY QUARTET AT 55 BAR

The Nate Birkey Quartet (Nate Birkey - trumpet, vocals; Jim Ridl, piano; Bill Moring, bass; Marko Marcinko, drums) will play from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Monday, September 24th at 55 BAR (55 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-929-9883). Birkey has released seven albums for the California-based Household Ink Records. With the 2008 releases of Almost Home and Christmas - his first recordings made with his New York City quintet, Birkey takes another step upward and outward. Deftly mixing standards tastefully delivered, warm and imaginative originals in various genre leanings, and material from less-trodden sources, Birkey has an engaging way with a song, as a fluid improviser and vocalist of understated grace. There is no cover charge.

NYC: ANITA GILLETTE RETURNS TO BIRDLAND IN "AFTER ALL"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series will present Tony Award Nominated actress and singer Anita Gillette for two evenings of music and memories while taking an intimate, touching and hilarious look behind the scenes from Broadway to Hollywood in her new autobiographical one-woman show "After All." The events will take place on Monday, September 24th & Monday, October 1st at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). "After All" takes audiences backstage with Gillette as a young showgirl starting out in the original cast of Gypsy with Ethel Merman, and into the worlds of David Merrick and Gower Champion in Carnival. Gillette also reminisces through a career that includes a Tony nominated performance in the Neil Simon comedy Chapter Two. In major feature films, she's played roles such as Ms. Mona in "Moonstruck," and on TV shows, including "30 Rock," in which she plays Tina Fey's mother. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ANNE STEELE IN AN UNPLUGGED CONCERT WITH HER NEW BAND

Ann Steele will perform for one night only at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999) on Monday, September 25th at 8:00 pm. Steele is an award winning Cabaret and live performer from NYC. She is a three-time winner of New York's MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) Award and two-time winner of New York's Bistro and Nightlife Awards, both celebrating excellence in the New York cabaret community. She has been fortunate enough to perform in NYC at such famed places as Town Hall, Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, The Metropolitan Room, BB Kings, Symphony Space, Don't Tell Mamas, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Ars Nova, Brandy's Piano Bar. There is a $20 cover.

NYC: JUST A GUITAR PART 2 KICKS OFF AT THE TRIAD

On Monday, September 24th at 9:30 pm a gathering of some of New York's finest guitarists and vocalists will come together at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) for the 2nd installment of the "Just A Guitar Concert Series." In April 2012 the series debuted as benefit for the Grammy's MusiCares. This Just A Guitar Concert will be an eclectic evening of amazing music - featuring acoustic and electric guitar accompaniment only. Performers include Candice Marie Woods, Elijah Bland, Kevin Hunter, Laura Baron, Taharqa, Rhonda Ross and Host Lee Summers. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: HEDDA LETTUCE IN HER SUMMER SERIES AT THE MET

Hedda Lettuce brings her summer series show to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, September 24th at 9:30 pm. Hedda Lettuce, accompanied on piano by the gifted Paul Leschen, will take you on a musical journey back to a time when women experimented with gender and wore their hair as big as their hearts, to a time when wearing blue eyeliner and gold lame was not a sin and when all a woman needed to feel safe were pair of shoulder pads, dynasty on the TV and can oftab. This will be an hour-long adventure honoring the songs that definedthe 80s generation and inspired Hedda to be the glamorous vixen she istoday. Songs from Annie Lennox, Tina Turner and Madonna laced with Hedda's artful reinterpretation and songs from other eras that cannot be overlooked. Lettuce, the six-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner (HX magazine), has received national acclaim for her poised characters, startling satire and original music. Hedda lures you into the funniest scenarios on stage with her ultra-candid, shimmering wit. Drag-debutant, Miss Lettuce, has established herself as New York City's premiere queen in classic cabaret venues such as Caroline's on Broadway, FEZ and her classic movie night at the Clearview Chelsea. She has worked on such networks as Comedy Central, MTV and HBO, and in a handful of off-broadway plays. Hedda's comedy projects include her stand-up tour deforce, The Hedda Lettuce Show; The Dixie Chicks with Dicks, the country-singing drag trio; and Lettuce Rejoice, the annual Chelsea holiday spectacular. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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

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

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: DARLENE LOVE ONE NIGHT ONLY AT 54 BELOW

Darlene Love will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, September 24th at 7:00 pm. Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock-n-roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics. From her first number one recording, He's a Rebel, through her string of label hits with legendary producer Phil Spector (including Da Doo Ron Ron, He's Sure the Boy I'm Gonna Marry and Christmas Baby, Please Come Home), to the countless songs for which she sang backup (for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin), Darlene Love has blazed a trail of success in the music industry that has recently led to her induction into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. And all of this is to say nothing of her acclaimed Broadway performances in Leader of the Pack, Carrie, Grease and Hairspray. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DOWNTOWN DARLING COLE ESCOLA AT 54 BELOW

For his debut performance at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), downtown darling Cole Escola will show you what it looks like for a white trash girl-boy from the backwoods of Oregon to be drunk with power in a cabaret venue. His show is on Monday, September 24th at 9:30 pm. Kitten-sized singer/character actress Cole Escola tries to steal his own show as he performs comedic original songs like they're old-timey showstoppers and old-timey showstoppers like they're nobody's business. From racist Irving Berlin toe-tappers to angsty Taylor Swift tearjerkers, Cole Escola at 54 Below will provide something for everyone, and then take it away from you. There is a $5-$15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


DC: FELTEN QUINTET FEATURING RANDY BRECKER

The Felton Quintet featuring Randy Brecker will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, September 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Joining Eric and his quartet at Blues Alley is one of the greatest jazz trumpeters working today, 5-time Grammy winner Randy Brecker. Legendary for his work with everyone from Charles Mingus to Blood, Sweat and Tears, Randy brings a distinctive melodicism to modern jazz, a beautiful blending of soul and bop that is both funky and sophisticated. 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 September 10th & 24th 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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