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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
NOVEMBER 2012

MONDAY through SUNDAY - November 19th through 25th


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 25th

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NYC: A WOLK ON THE WILD SIDE

Amy Wolk brings her show A Wolk on the Wild Side back to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, November 25th, at 10:00 pm; Sunday, December 9th at 7:00 pm; and Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm. The show features direction by Lennie Watts, musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins and musical staging by Kikau Alvaro. Also appearing in the show are Stefan Basti, Jack Herholdt, Thomas Marcus with Matt Wigton on Bass and Tim Lykins on Drums. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DARYL SHERMAN AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Daryl Sherman will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 -) on Sunday. November 25th at 1:00 pm. She will perform songs from her vast knowledge of The Great American Songbook, some lesser known gems and special material. A sparkling mainstay of Manhattan nightlife, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret. Internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf=Astoria, she played Cole Porter's Steinway and has headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown - Peru, Indiana. Her latest CD, Mississippi Belle celebrates Porter in a New Orleans setting. Daryl's been a favorite at the Algonquin Oak Room plus Feinstein's at the Regency, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59 Theaters with Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks. From her arrival in New York with stints at Sinatra hangouts like Jilly's, Eddie Condon's, Michael's Pub, Knickerbokcer, Iridium or Shangahi Jazz, there's hardly a jazz joint, supper club or hotel Daryl has missed. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CABARET CARES 7 - THE LOVELY LADIES OF CABARET

Cabaret Cares, the award winning benefit series, returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Sunday, November 25th at 9:30 pm. Created by cabaret Producer Joseph Macchia the series raises funds for Help Is On The Way Today a non for profit organization he funded to help children and youth living with HIV and AIDS. On November 25th the series will feature the Lovely Ladies of Cabaret. Six of cabarets most talented ladies will be featured in mini sets. Performing that night are Carole J Bufford, Barbara Fasano, Lauren Fox, Julie Reyburn, Stacy Sullivan and Susan Winter. Lauren Fox will be accompanied by Ritt Henn, Jeff Cubeta musical directs the evening. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MARIE-CLAIRE APPEARING AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Singer Marie-Claire will be appearing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, November 25th at 4:00 pm. She is accompanied by Murray Wall, bass; Dwayne Clemons, trumpet; Sam Raderman, guitar; Luc Decker, Drums; and Nial Djuliarso, piano. She is accompanied by Murray Wall, bass; Dwayne Clemons, trumpet; Sam Raderman, guitar; Luc Decker, Drums; and Nial Djuliarso, piano. Marie-Claire is an Italian-trained opera singer who has performed at Carnegie Hall and whose songs have been featured in feature films such as Lovin Jezebel and The Roommate. She spent time in front of the camera as a cast member on the second season of Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central. Since marie-claire's return to her homeland Dominica from Bronx, NY (where she's lived since age two) she has through her girlfullofgold productions ltd, produced and hosted local music programs, while still making time to perform at events such as LIME Creole in the Park and various private functions. In addition to opera and jazz, marie-claire's passion is to seamlessly blend opera and hip-hop, as she finds the two genres covering the same themes with their highly dramatic lyrics. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF NANCY LAMOTT
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, November 25th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring The Music of Nancy LaMott. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .

NYC: JIM CARUSO & BILLY STRITCH RETURN TO BEMELMANS BAR

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch return to BEMELMAN'S BAR at the CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) with their evening of swinging standards on Sunday, October 28th, and running every Sunday in November, from 9:00 pm to midnight. The two performers, who have performed extensively on their own, gained national exposure together as the host and musical director of the wildly popular open mic, Cast Party, which celebrates talent every Monday at Birdland in NYC, and tours nationally. During their June debut run at Bemelmans, the duo received critical acclaim, and made news when showbiz heavy-hitters like Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein joined them in impromptu performances. In their upcoming Carlyle run, Caruso and Stritch will be joined by bassist Steve Doyle. There is a $15-$25 cover.


NYC: ONE NIGHT ONLY! ROZ RYAN!

Broadway's own Roz Ryan makes her triumphant return to the cabaret stage at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Sunday, November 25th at 9:00 pm. She calls her show "a one night stand of eternal love." Broadway audiences remember Roz from her starring roles in Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls, Chicago, One Mo' Time, The Pajama Game and the forthcoming Scandalous. Television audiences will remember her from her five season run on NBC's Amen. She is accompanied by Shelton Becton at the piano. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TOMMY TUNE IN "TAPS, TUNES, AND TALL TALES"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the New York solo debut of Broadway legend Tommy Tune on Sundays, November 18th and 25th, and Monday, November 26th, at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Broadway's tallest tapper takes to the city's smallest stage, dancing, singing and tale-telling through 50 years of big time showmanship, all on only 4 square feet! The show features Musical Director Michael Biagi on piano. Tommy Tune is known as one of the most prolific director/ choreographers of the twentieth century. He has enchanted audiences for 50 years with his charisma, vision, and innovation. Tune has been honored with nine Tony Awards celebrating him as a performer, choreographer and director (Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw, Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies, and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies). In addition, Tune has been awarded eight Drama Desk Awards, three Astaire Awards and the Society of Directors and Choreographers' George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2009, Mr. Tune was designated as a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. There is a $30-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED MOVES TO 54 BELOW

A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged moves into 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for one night only, on Sunday, November 25th at 6:00 pm. The show 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 Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore!

NJ: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION" CONTINUES IN NOVEMBER

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, November 25th, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960 - ). Due to hurricane Sandy's canceling of October's Music at the Mansion, there will be five performers in the November performance. Performers to include Jazz Cabaret Duo Ann Osmond & Dennis Yerry, singer Stearns Matthews, singer Jim Speake, Singer/Songwriter Clare Cooper and Musical Director/Singer John DiPinto. "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: KEYBOARD PLAYER ALEX BUGNON AT BLUES ALLEY

Contemporary jazz keyboard player Alex Bugnon, nephew of trumpeter Donald Byrd, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, November 23rd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Alex grew up going to the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown in Switzerland. He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music for two years, then moved to the U.S. and went to the Berklee School of Music, meanwhile performing as an accompanist to gospel groups. He spent four years working as a session musician in New York, backing urban and jazz performers such as Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, and Keith Sweat. Call for cover/minimum information.

MW: DANIEL JOHNSON IN SANTA SONGS - CAROLS AND KRIS KRINGLE

Santa Songs - Carols and Kris Kringle will be performed at TERRA SOUNDS RECITAL HALL (924 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL - 847-737-1850 - ) on Sunday, November 25th at 7:30 pm by Daniel Johnson with Paul Goldman. The show is a concert of holiday music celebrating the Santa tradition with veteran musical theatre performer Daniel Johnson. Featuring original music by New York City composer Paul Johnson, traditional favorites such as Toyland and Here Comes Santa Claus together with songs from television and Broadway, it's family friendly cabaret entertainment best for children over twelve years of age. Free with donations accepted.

SF: JIMMY KANSAU & ENSEMBLE "AUTUMN SOUNDS FROM LATIN AMERICA"

Jimmy Kansau and his ensemble return to the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Sunday, November 25th at 4:00 pm with "AUTUMN SOUNDS FROM LATIN AMERICA". The show is an evening of some of the best Autumn songs as well as his classic swings from Latin America and the Caribbean warming up your fall season. An intimate afternoon of beautiful music and guest appearances as a great way to end the holiday weekend with friends and family. Jimmy fulfills an active music career in the classical world on major venues and opera stages. It is his love and appreciation for the music of early to mid 20th century Latin America and the Caribbean combined with his sensitivity and understanding of the elegance of classic American jazz that inspires Jimmy to fuse the best of both worlds. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


S.F.: DONALD ARQUILLA WITH TOM SHAW TRIO AT MARTUNI'S

MARTUNI'S (4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-241-0205 - ) and the Tom Shaw Trio proudly present "Crooner Confessions", vocalist Donald Arquilla's new solo show, on Sunday, November 25th at 7:00 pm. The show is a cocktail mix of jazz, swing and ballads, with stories of love, dreams and impulse. There is a $7 cover charge.

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SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 24th

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NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER SPELLS OUT THE RULES OF THE ROAD

Baby Jane Dexter's brand new show, The Rules of the Road, debuts at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for twelve performances only beginning Friday, November 16th and running on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays through December 22nd. All shows at 7:00 pm. Sharing the stage will be her respected musical partner Ross Patterson. The Rules of the Road is the latest emotionally empowering and highly-charged show from this influential and beloved cabaret artist who never disappoints. Her shows are filled with memorable anecdotes from life and a brilliant performing career as well as totally unforgettable song choices that have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This brand new show will include compelling songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and George Gershwin as well as by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, Rufus Wainwright and Abbey Lincoln. As always in her shows, there will be her trademark unexpected twists and turns that laugh at life as well as leaving her audiences emotionally moved. Critics and peers have honored Baby Jane Dexter through the years and she has received six major MAC Awards, two Nightlife Awards and two Back Stage Bistro Awards. A veteran of legendary war horses like Reno Sweeney, The Ballroom, Eighty Eight's, Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center and Weill Recital Hall, Ms. Dexter has performed at an endless array of major venues throughout the country over the years. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC RETURNS - SATURDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22nd
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Karen Mack & Michael Holland return with their very popular award-winning "Gashole Hole-O-Matic 2012" All Request Show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday night November 24th at 8:00 pm. This is the show where the audience gets to pick the song list from hundreds available. Also featured are more road stories, ridiculous prizes, more mash-ups, more prizes, lots more new music, more insanity and custom cocktails. Join NYC musical comedy duo Mack and Holland as they bring their multi-award winning mix of harmony and humor to the best (and worst!) of past, present and future pop. From ABBA to Queen to Kylie, expect lush vocals and comic mayhem in what is always a spontaneous and one-of-a-kind musical experience!. There is a $20 cover, 2 drink minimum, no drink maximum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE


NYC: 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 Saturday nights November 10th, 17th & 24th 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. There is a $10 music charge.

NYC: JAZZAGE TRIO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazzage brings a tastefully arranged and interpreted set of Jazz standards and originals to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, November 24th at 4:00 pm. Carol R. Daggs is on piano and vocals with her musically gifted sidemen: upright bassist brother James Doggs and Billy Arnold on drums. The show is a refreshing set with Jazz standards and originals. Jazzage original collection Brown Girl Blue offers song themes covering self-love, dating and relationships, loss and grieving as well as an exciting formula for 'how to chill' especially during the often stressful holidays. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND BENEFIT
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Broadway Concerts Direct presents LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND, a benefit concert for ZANI'S FURRY FRIENDS, an animal rescue organization at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, November 24th at 7:00 pm. The show will be hosted by Dana Lorge and Sidney Myer, and feature the talents of Celia Berk, Emily Buttner, Len Cariou, Edd Clark, Carole Demas, Rich Flanders, Joanna Morton Gary, Steve Herbst, Sue Matsuki, Sarah Rice, Richard Skipper and JoAnn Yeoman. The show is directed by JoAnn Yeoman. The band features Mark Janas, Piano; Steve Saari, Piano; Matthew Martin Ward, Piano; Eve Weiss, Classical Guitar; Amy Ralske, Cello; Jonathan Russell, Jazz Violin and Jim Russell, Recorder. This evening's cabaret extravaganza by some of Broadway and Cabaret's finest performers will be a party mix of enchanting music, guaranteed to touch the heart and delight the spirit to help this well known animal rescue organization, Zani's Furry Friends (http://www.ZanisFurryFriends.com/ ). There is a $25-$50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


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: BILL CHARLAP & SANDY STEWART AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of mother-son duo of world-class jazz pianist, Bill Charlap and Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Sandy Stewart on Monday through Saturday, November 19th through 24th (no show on the 22nd) at 8:00 pm, with additional shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. The pair will perform a collection of ballads from some of the most popular songwriters of the twentieth century such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin. Bill Charlap, one of the world's premier jazz pianists, has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Sandy Stewart is best known for the Grammy-nominated song "My Coloring Book". She began her performing career at 15 in her native Philadelphia and soon moved to New York for a variety of television gigs with Merv Griffin, Dick Van Dyke, and as a regular with "The Perry Como Show" while also touring with Benny Goodman. After marrying Broadway composer Moose Charlap, she retired to rear sons Bill and Tom. Later, she resumed singing in clubs and on recordings and voiceovers. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WRITTEN BY ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY

Back by popular demand, the gifted Ann Hampton Callaway makes her triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Friday & Saturday, November 23rd & 24th at 8:30 pm. This time she presents "Written by Ann Hampton Callaway", an evening featuring her very own musical compositions. She will be backed by the Ted Rosenthal Trio. The pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger and actress is sure to weave a spell in a night filled with songs that have won her multi Platinum Awards and the hearts of music lovers around the world. Her musical compositions have appeared on no fewer than six of Barbra Streisand's more recent CDs, and she's the only composer to have ever collaborated with Cole Porter. Well known for writing & performing the theme song to the hit television show, The Nanny, Ann made her Broadway debut starring in the acclaimed musical, Swing! One of America's most gifted improvisers, Ann will cap off the night creating a song on the spot taking words and phrases from the audience. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYS: THE FARM FAMILY PLAYERS ENTERTAIN AT SALEM CABARET

The CABARET AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) presents The Farm Family Players in "Thanks! A Performance of Gratitude" for one night only, Saturday, November 24th at 8:00 pm. Seven years ago, in an effort to simplify their lives, composer/pianist and musical software designer Geoffrey Gee and Kimerer LaMothe, a philosopher and dancer who taught at Brown and Harvard Universities, gathered up their family of four children and moved from suburban Boston to a farmhouse in the hills of Hebron, New York. No kicking and screaming involved with their offspring: in fact, their daughter Jessica, then eight years old, had found the real estate listing online and accurately determined that the very property would be the perfect place to ride her future horses. The family, billing themselves as The Farm Family Players, with the addition of two-year-old Leif, celebrate a collection of milestones in their collective and respective lives.In Thanks!, the entire family gets into the act. Jordan (17), Jessica (15), Kyra (11), Kai (7), and Leif (3), abandon the cows and chickens for a musical hour, expressing their gratitude for the parents' twenty years of married life and Jordan's successful brain surgery this summer. As the Farm Family Players, Kimerer, Geoff and their five children offer a feast of performing arts, serving up a diverse menu including vocal harmonies, solo ballads, and instrumental music featuring piano, saxophone, and flute, all seasoned with a touch of dance. Call for cover/minimum information.


BOS: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT SCULLERS

SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) presents Arturo Sandoval on Friday & Saturday, November 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Arturo Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad with equal power and grace. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. 80 for dinner & show. Show only $40.


DC: KEYBOARD PLAYER ALEX BUGNON AT BLUES ALLEY

Contemporary jazz keyboard player Alex Bugnon, nephew of trumpeter Donald Byrd, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, November 23rd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Alex grew up going to the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown in Switzerland. He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music for two years, then moved to the U.S. and went to the Berklee School of Music, meanwhile performing as an accompanist to gospel groups. He spent four years working as a session musician in New York, backing urban and jazz performers such as Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, and Keith Sweat. Call for cover/minimum information.

FLA: ANDREA CANNY "CAB FAB" CD RELEASE PARTY

Andrea Canny will release her debut CD "Cab Fab" on Saturday, November 24th at 7:30 pm at THE ABBEY (100 South Eola Drive, Orlando, FL - 407-704-6261) There is a pre-show champagne party at 6:00 pm. Guest performers include Michael Andrew from Jerry Lewis & Marvin Hamlisch's "The Nutty Professor", John deHaas, Trudie Petersen, Per Danielsson & Vernay N. Reindollar III. CD's available for sale & signing. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: DANIEL JOHNSON IN SANTA SONGS - CAROLS AND KRIS KRINGLE

Daniel Johnson will present his show "Santa Songs - Carols and Kris Kringle" at TERRA SOUNDS RECITAL HALL (924 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL - 847-737-1850 - ) on Saturday, November 24th at 7:30 pm. The show is a concert of holiday music celebrating the Santa tradition with veteran musical theatre performer Daniel Johnson. Featuring original music by New York City composer Paul Johnson, traditional favorites such as Toyland and Here Comes Santa Claus together with songs from television and Broadway, it's family friendly cabaret entertainment best for children over twelve years of age. There is no cover charge.


FL: AVERY SOMMERS - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Local favorite Avery Sommers is returning to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, November 23rd & 24th; November 30th & December 1st; and December 7th & 8th at 8:30 pm. This is Avery's sixth engagement since making her Royal Room debut in August 2008. She starred on Broadway in the long running, critically acclaimed musicals Ain't Misbehavin' (where she replaced Nell Carter) and Showboat, and in two national tours: Chicago with Joel Grey and Chita Rivera and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ann-Margret. A frequent co-star of Burt Reynolds (B.L. Stryker, The Man from Left Field), she also starred in Menopause, the Musical and as Bloody Mary in South Pacific. In addition, she produced and co-starred in the film Hiding Victoria with Anita Gillette. At the Monaco International Film Festival in 2010, Sommers received the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Angel Film Awards. There is an $80 cover (includes dinner). $45 cover, show only.


L.A.: GARY KAPLAN MAKES SOLO CABARET DEBUT AT THE GARDENIA

Gary Kaplan makes his solo debut at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Saturday, November 24th at 9:00 pm. Kaplan grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island, and is a graduate of Rhode Island College, where he majored in Theatre. Moving to Los Angeles in 1988 to pursue a career in acting, he soon found himself teaching English as a Second Language to adult students, which he does to this day. Never giving up his dream of being an entertainer, Gary continued to pursue musical interests both in the Jewish community and in other local groups. After beginning to study voice again (with studio singer and teacher Gerald White,) Gary began to perform in several open mikes in the Hollywood area, most notably at the Gardenia and the Hollywood Studio Bar and Grill, where he has performed two showcases. Gary is very honored to be making his solo cabaret debut at The Gardenia, which has become his home away from home. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH BARBARA MORRISON

Barbara Morrison, the critically acclaimed and popular Jazz & Blues singer, will return to CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Saturday, November 24th at 8:30 pm reprising her popular critically acclaimed signature show, "A Tribute To Dinah Washington - Queen of the Blues". She will be accompanied by the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center All Star Big Band conducted by John Stephens. Members of the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center All Star Big will include: Ron Barrows, Cindy Lee Bradley, Tom Bridges, Bram Glik, George Harper, Ron Hershew, Jeff Kaye, Mel Lee, Paul Nowell, Tom Ralls, Carl Randell, Tom Scott, Curt Sletten, Alvin Starks and Oliver Steinberg. Morrison's song list will include songs popularized by Dinah Washington including: "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes," "This Bitter Earth," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "You Go To My Head," "If It's The Last Thing I Do," "Confessin' The Blues," "I Wanna Be Loved" and many more. Barbara Morrison was raised in Romulus, MI. She logged her first performance on radio in Detroit at the age of 10. Since then, she has toured the world, dazzling fans with her two-and-a-half-octave range, in a wide array of genres from traditional Jazz and Blues to Gospel and Pop. Morrison has been featured on over 20 recordings. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.


SF: MIKI HOWARD AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Award-winning Soul and R&B artists, Miki Howard, returns to San Francisco and RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday, November 23rd at 8:00 pm; Saturday, November 24th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Miki will sing her greatest hits and more from "Come Share My Love", "Imagination" to "'Til You Come Back To Me", "Ain't Nobody Like You", and "Baby Be Mine" There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER SPELLS OUT THE RULES OF THE ROAD

Baby Jane Dexter's brand new show, The Rules of the Road, debuts at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for twelve performances only beginning Friday, November 16th and running on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays through December 22nd. All shows at 7:00 pm. Sharing the stage will be her respected musical partner Ross Patterson. The Rules of the Road is the latest emotionally empowering and highly-charged show from this influential and beloved cabaret artist who never disappoints. Her shows are filled with memorable anecdotes from life and a brilliant performing career as well as totally unforgettable song choices that have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This brand new show will include compelling songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and George Gershwin as well as by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, Rufus Wainwright and Abbey Lincoln. As always in her shows, there will be her trademark unexpected twists and turns that laugh at life as well as leaving her audiences emotionally moved. Critics and peers have honored Baby Jane Dexter through the years and she has received six major MAC Awards, two Nightlife Awards and two Back Stage Bistro Awards. A veteran of legendary war horses like Reno Sweeney, The Ballroom, Eighty Eight's, Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center and Weill Recital Hall, Ms. Dexter has performed at an endless array of major venues throughout the country over the years. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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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 Fridays, November 9th & 23rd 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: BILL CHARLAP & SANDY STEWART AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of mother-son duo of world-class jazz pianist, Bill Charlap and Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Sandy Stewart on Monday through Saturday, November 19th through 24th (no show on the 22nd) at 8:00 pm, with additional shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. The pair will perform a collection of ballads from some of the most popular songwriters of the twentieth century such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin. Bill Charlap, one of the world's premier jazz pianists, has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Sandy Stewart is best known for the Grammy-nominated song "My Coloring Book". She began her performing career at 15 in her native Philadelphia and soon moved to New York for a variety of television gigs with Merv Griffin, Dick Van Dyke, and as a regular with "The Perry Como Show" while also touring with Benny Goodman. After marrying Broadway composer Moose Charlap, she retired to rear sons Bill and Tom. Later, she resumed singing in clubs and on recordings and voiceovers. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WRITTEN BY ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY

Back by popular demand, the gifted Ann Hampton Callaway makes her triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Friday & Saturday, November 23rd & 24th at 8:30 pm. This time she presents "Written by Ann Hampton Callaway", an evening featuring her very own musical compositions. She will be backed by the Ted Rosenthal Trio. The pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger and actress is sure to weave a spell in a night filled with songs that have won her multi Platinum Awards and the hearts of music lovers around the world. Her musical compositions have appeared on no fewer than six of Barbra Streisand's more recent CDs, and she's the only composer to have ever collaborated with Cole Porter. Well known for writing & performing the theme song to the hit television show, The Nanny, Ann made her Broadway debut starring in the acclaimed musical, Swing! One of America's most gifted improvisers, Ann will cap off the night creating a song on the spot taking words and phrases from the audience. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NJ: NEW MUSIC SALON AT CLASSIC QUICHE CAFE

Broadway Concerts Direct presents a NEW MUSIC SALON at CLASSIC QUICHE CAFE (330 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, NJ - 201-692-0150) on Fridays, October 26th & November 23rd at 7:30 pm. The show stars Sarah Rice and David Vernon, with special guestsRich Flanders and Janice Hall. They will be accompanied by Matthew Martin Ward, Piano; Jim Russell, Recorder; Jonathan Russell, Jazz Violin; Eve Weiss, Classical Guitar; and Sarah Rice, Theremin. The evening will feature a variety of songs ranging from favorite popular show tunes to classical and everything in between - in other words, business as usual, sung by some of the most exquisite and riveting voices and singing actors on the Broadway, music theatre and operatic stages today. Great for the whole family. There is a $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

BOS: CABARET GUEST ARTIST SERIES HOSTED BY JAN PETERS

ENCORE LOUNGE at THE COURTYARD MARRIOT (275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA - 617-728-2162) presents the Cabaret Guest Artist Series hosted by Jan Peters with Tom LaMark on piano. On Friday, November 23rd at 9:00 pm the show features Jennifer Antkowiak. Jennifer has been singing and acting for more years than she cares to admit. She grew up performing with her father in church choirs and musicals and listening to him hum out a bass line while teaching her to dance to Sinatra. She studied music in college and has continued to perform both musically and theatrically ever since. She can be seen in TV commercials, History Channel specials, independent films, on billboards, product packaging, the web and stage. But, her true love will always be singing; and the music of the Great American Songbook moves her more than any other genre. Jennifer performs regularly at Nick's and the MB Lounge in Worcester as well as other venues around the state. Dubbed Worcester's Siren of Song, Jennifer is in the planning stages of her first CD. The performance is followed by open mic. There is no cover charge.


BOS: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT SCULLERS

SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) presents Arturo Sandoval on Friday & Saturday, November 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Arturo Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad with equal power and grace. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. 80 for dinner & show. Show only $40.


DC: KEYBOARD PLAYER ALEX BUGNON AT BLUES ALLEY

Contemporary jazz keyboard player Alex Bugnon, nephew of trumpeter Donald Byrd, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, November 23rd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Alex grew up going to the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown in Switzerland. He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music for two years, then moved to the U.S. and went to the Berklee School of Music, meanwhile performing as an accompanist to gospel groups. He spent four years working as a session musician in New York, backing urban and jazz performers such as Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, and Keith Sweat. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: AVERY SOMMERS - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Local favorite Avery Sommers is returning to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, November 23rd & 24th; November 30th & December 1st; and December 7th & 8th at 8:30 pm. This is Avery's sixth engagement since making her Royal Room debut in August 2008. She starred on Broadway in the long running, critically acclaimed musicals Ain't Misbehavin' (where she replaced Nell Carter) and Showboat, and in two national tours: Chicago with Joel Grey and Chita Rivera and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ann-Margret. A frequent co-star of Burt Reynolds (B.L. Stryker, The Man from Left Field), she also starred in Menopause, the Musical and as Bloody Mary in South Pacific. In addition, she produced and co-starred in the film Hiding Victoria with Anita Gillette. At the Monaco International Film Festival in 2010, Sommers received the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Angel Film Awards. There is an $80 cover (includes dinner). $45 cover, show only.


L.A.: BRUCE SCOTT ZAXARIADES AT THE GARDENIA

One of the many knock-out surprises among this fall's "Gardenia debuts," Bruce Scott Zaxariades, also known as "Mr. Z." will perform for one night only at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday, November 23rd at 9:00 pm. Zaxariades turned figurative heads with the quality of his show in September, and he promises to do so again with his Birthday Show the day after Thanksgiving. His name has turned up on motion picture credits as well as on Broadway marquees, and his career as a singer, musician, and actor has brought him to spots on radio, TV, nightclubs, motion pictures, theater, recordings, musical composition, and legitimate opera. He has appeared with John Lennon and Jon Hendricks, has been featured in the Clint Eastwood films, Hang 'Em High and Every Which Way But Loose, and he has been on stage both at the N.Y. Met and with Tim Curry in the original L.A. Rocky Horror Show. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: MIKI HOWARD AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Award-winning Soul and R&B artists, Miki Howard, returns to San Francisco and RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday, November 23rd at 8:00 pm; Saturday, November 24th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Miki will sing her greatest hits and more from "Come Share My Love", "Imagination" to "'Til You Come Back To Me", "Ain't Nobody Like You", and "Baby Be Mine" There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSIC BURLESQUE REVUE

Fishnet Follies Classic Burlesque Revue will be presented at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) on Friday, November 23rd at 10:30 pm. Step back through time for a night of sultry seduction in an intimate cabaret setting. Celebrating the golden years of classic Hollywood glamour and Las Vegas sparkle, Fishnet Follies showcases tantalizing performances by the most beautifully talented burlesque and variety artists in the Bay Area including Living Legend Shannon Doah, The Valkyrie of Burlesque Vienna La Rouge, the seductive Sid Scenic, the inimitable Lady Satan, the visually arresting Mynx D'Meanor, the lovely and lively Fishnet Follies Chorus Girls and more. There is a $20-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: WILLIAM BLAKE TO DEBUT NEW ACCOUSTIC SHOW AT SIDEWALK CAFE

Blues/jazz singer William Blake will kick off the new "Landmark Wednesdays" series of concerts at the historic SIDEWALK CAFE (94 Avenue A, NYC - 212-473-7373 ) in the East Village on Wednesdays, November 21st and 28th with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Blake will be joined by Randy Napoleon on guitar, Mike Karn on bass and Danny Young on percussion. Blake will present an acoustic set of his favorite pop and jazz standards by artists like Michael Jackson, Sting, Bob Dylan, Amy Winehouse, Joni Mitchell and Ann Hampton Callaway. He plans to dedicate these performances at the SideWalk in loving memory of his friend and mentor, Buddy Shanahan. The Landmark Wednesdays series, curated by Jim Caruso, who has hosted Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland since 2002, is a new addition to SideWalk Cafe's weekly roster of live entertainment. The series will present established blues and jazz artists in SideWalk's intimate performance space, which traditionally has been one of the city's most supportive incubators for emerging talent. There is a $20 plus a 1 drink/food minimum.

NYC: AUDREY SILVER QUINTET AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM


The Audrey Silver Quintet at The Metropolitan Room will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, November 21st at 9:30 pm. For her appearance at The Metropolitan Room, Audrey will be performing songs from her first two recordings (Here in My Arms and Dream Awhile), some of her own compositions, and will be previewing songs from her third album, to be released in the Spring. Her band includes: Bruce Barth, pianist; Paul Beaudry, bassist; and trumpeter Alex Norris. (Drummer TBA). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: RANDY NAPOLEON TRIO

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, November 21st features Randy Napoleon, guitar with David Wong, bass; Kevin Kanner, drums. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: THE MYSTIC CIRCUS SIDE SHOW!

THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) presents The Mystic Circus Sideshow on Wednesday, November 21st at 11:30 pm. The show is a hypnotic performance designed to leave you questioning the mere fabric of space and time hosted by Rush Hicks. A cast of weirdos, freaks and geeks put their lives on the line before your very eyes. The show stars Alexander Spitfire & Lisa Lore and features special guests. Performers include a Contortionist, Sword Swallower, Escape Artist, Human Blockhead, Burlesque & More. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: 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: 54 BELOW PRESENTS BROADWAY SWINGS!

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents "BROADWAY SWINGS" on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 20th & 21st ar 9:30 pm, and Saturday & Sunday, November 24th & 25th at 1:00 pm. Broadway Swings features some of Broadway's most delectable tunes, arranged in a way that will leave your toes tapping long after the house lights come up. Expect melodies from Broadway hits such as Porgy & Bess, The Wiz, Pippin, Hello, Dolly, South Pacific, The King & I and more! Featured in the cast are some of New York's most celebrated vocalists, including multiple award-winning jazz singers Natalie Douglas, Terese Genecco & Scott Coulter. Accompanied by the acclaimed jazz band, The Barry Levitt Trio, Broadway Swings is directed and hosted by 54 Below's own Director of Programming, Phil Geoffrey Bond. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BILL CHARLAP & SANDY STEWART AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of mother-son duo of world-class jazz pianist, Bill Charlap and Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Sandy Stewart on Monday through Saturday, November 19th through 24th (no show on the 22nd) at 8:00 pm, with additional shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. The pair will perform a collection of ballads from some of the most popular songwriters of the twentieth century such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin. Bill Charlap, one of the world's premier jazz pianists, has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Sandy Stewart is best known for the Grammy-nominated song "My Coloring Book". She began her performing career at 15 in her native Philadelphia and soon moved to New York for a variety of television gigs with Merv Griffin, Dick Van Dyke, and as a regular with "The Perry Como Show" while also touring with Benny Goodman. After marrying Broadway composer Moose Charlap, she retired to rear sons Bill and Tom. Later, she resumed singing in clubs and on recordings and voiceovers. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LEVI KREIS AT 54 BELOW

This Thanksgiving week, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is grateful to welcome Tony-winner Levi Kreis to our stage for two very special concert events on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 20th & 21st at 7:00 pm. After taking Broadway by storm as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, Levi returns to the Big Apple presenting tunes from his popular recordings (The Gospel According to Levi, Where I Belong) and live performances. Having appeared in concert venues throughout the country, you've also seen Levi performing his own music on The Apprentice, Days of Our Lives, & The Young & the Restless, among others. His film credits include Frailty and Don't Let Go, and watch for him next year in the highly anticipated feature, Marlboro Man. Levi's fearlessly rambunctious charisma, soulful voice and compelling song craft continuously keep New York audiences coming back for more. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: KOJO: THE ORIGINAL BLACKBYRDS AT BLUES ALLEY

Kojo: The Original Blackbyrds, creators of countless years of funky jazz music, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, November 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. You may know them from hits like Grammy Award-winning "Walking In Rhythm," their first platinum single or Billboard Top 40 hit "Happy Music." The unmistakable hit of all time "Rock Creek Park" is probably one of the most sampled songs of their career. Kojo the Original Blackbyrds have been pounding the music world for over three decades. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: BLUES! BLUES! BLUES! AT BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Blues Vocalist Sherry Pruitt and Bluesman Big Terry Derouen present Blues! Blues! Blues! on Wednesdays in November at THE BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (4305 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA - 323-296-2272). There is no Cover Charge, but donations are welcome. Refreshments wil be available for purchase.



SF: LINDA KOSUT AT THE ZINGARI LOUNGE

Linda Kosut swings jazz, pop & folk at THE ZINGARI LOUNGE at The Donatello Hotel (501 Post Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-885-8850) on Wednesday, November 21st with sets from 7:30 to 11:30 pm. She will be accompanied by Max Perkoff on piano. Kosut swings jazz, pop and folk, blending songs of these differing genres into unexpected renditions and arrangements. Linda has performed nationally at clubs such as New York's Iridium Jazz Club, the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, San Francisco's Yoshi's Jazz Club, and completed a 6-show run in 2010 at San Francisco's premier nightclub, The Rrazz Room. There is no cover charge.

SF: WESLA WHITFIELD WITH THE MIKE GREENSILL TRIO "LUCKY TO BE ME"

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) will present the return engagement of San Francisco's first couple of Jazz and the Great American Songbook, Wesla Whitfield with The Mike Greensill Trio on Sunday, November 11th through Wednesday, November 21st (no performances on Mondays). Showtimes vary - see website. "Lucky To Be Me" will feature a retrospective of their illustrious recording career, including selections from the new CD - Best Things In Life: Live from the Rrazz Room - which was recorded during her annual run at the club and was released in November 2011. In addition to Greensill on piano, the show will feature John Wiitala on bass and Vince Lateano on drums. Wesla Whitfield is acclaimed as one of the most gifted performers with a deep love for the rich storehouse of musical treasures in the Great American Songbook. Though based in San Francisco, Whitfield also spends much of her time in New York, working such noted venues as Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival, NY Town Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall and Joe's Pub at New York's Public Theater. Mike Greensill graduated from Leeds College of Music in England, toured Europe and the Far East and lived in Hong Kong before settling in San Francisco. Known in his role as musical director to Wesla Whitfield, with whom he has recorded twenty albums, Mike is also resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show "West Coast Live." There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: 'SONGS FROM THE COUGAR VAULT' WITH DONNA MOORE

Donna Moore is performing 'Songs From the Cougar Vault' at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Tuesday, November 20th at 9:15 pm. You are invited to come to the 'room' where the Off Broadway hit "Cougar The Musical", currently playing at ST. LUKE'S THEATER (308 West 46th Street, NYC), was conceived and hear a number of songs that didn't make it into show but are roaring to be dusted off and listened to. Expect appearances from some of the actors in the hit of Cougar The Musical. You are promised a purrr-fect night of soulful joy and song! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-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 November 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: MIRA AWAD RETURNS TO NEW YORK TO REPRISE "ARABIC FUSION"

The internationally acclaimed Arab-Israeli singer/songwriter and actress Mira Awad reprises "Arabic Fusion" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for one night only, on Tuesday November 20th at 7:00 pm. After performing with the Israeli star Achinoam Nini at Jazz at Lincoln Center in March, Mira premiered this highly original solo show in April, in her Metropolitan Room debut. Singing songs that reflect her unique perspective as a Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel, Mira weaves together her passions for folk, rock and traditional Middle Eastern music. The result is a unique tapestry of sounds and songs (many of which are original) in English and Arabic. There is a $20 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: 54 BELOW PRESENTS BACKSTAGE, HOSTED BY SUSIE MOSHER

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents BACKSTAGE, Broadway's Tuesday night cocktail party/songfest, hosted by Susie Mosher at 10:30 pm. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Mosher guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform. Members of the "Backstage repertory company", featuring some of New York's most exciting musical theatre talent, are on hand each week to sing everything from Schwartz to Sondheim. Special guest stars on November 20th include performances by two-time Tony Nominee Kevin Chamberlin (The Addams Family, Seussical - The Musical and Dirty Blonde), Broadway's favorite comedian Kevin Meaney, Naturi Naughton (currently on Lifetime TV's - "The Client List", NBC's "The Playboy Club" and from the films "Fame" and "Notorious") and from Phantom of the Opera and this season's on-again / off-again musical Rebecca, David Cameron Anderson. No cover charge, $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LEVI KREIS AT 54 BELOW

This Thanksgiving week, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) is grateful to welcome Tony-winner Levi Kreis to our stage for two very special concert events on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 20th & 21st at 7:00 pm. After taking Broadway by storm as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, Levi returns to the Big Apple presenting tunes from his popular recordings (The Gospel According to Levi, Where I Belong) and live performances. Having appeared in concert venues throughout the country, you've also seen Levi performing his own music on The Apprentice, Days of Our Lives, & The Young & the Restless, among others. His film credits include Frailty and Don't Let Go, and watch for him next year in the highly anticipated feature, Marlboro Man. Levi's fearlessly rambunctious charisma, soulful voice and compelling song craft continuously keep New York audiences coming back for more. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BILL CHARLAP & SANDY STEWART AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of mother-son duo of world-class jazz pianist, Bill Charlap and Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Sandy Stewart on Monday through Saturday, November 19th through 24th (no show on the 22nd) at 8:00 pm, with additional shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. The pair will perform a collection of ballads from some of the most popular songwriters of the twentieth century such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin. Bill Charlap, one of the world's premier jazz pianists, has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Sandy Stewart is best known for the Grammy-nominated song "My Coloring Book". She began her performing career at 15 in her native Philadelphia and soon moved to New York for a variety of television gigs with Merv Griffin, Dick Van Dyke, and as a regular with "The Perry Como Show" while also touring with Benny Goodman. After marrying Broadway composer Moose Charlap, she retired to rear sons Bill and Tom. Later, she resumed singing in clubs and on recordings and voiceovers. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS BROADWAY SWINGS!

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) presents "BROADWAY SWINGS" on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 20th & 21st ar 9:30 pm, and Saturday & Sunday, November 24th & 25th at 1:00 pm. Broadway Swings features some of Broadway's most delectable tunes, arranged in a way that will leave your toes tapping long after the house lights come up. Expect melodies from Broadway hits such as Porgy & Bess, The Wiz, Pippin, Hello, Dolly, South Pacific, The King & I and more! Featured in the cast are some of New York's most celebrated vocalists, including multiple award-winning jazz singers Natalie Douglas, Terese Genecco & Scott Coulter. Accompanied by the acclaimed jazz band, The Barry Levitt Trio, Broadway Swings is directed and hosted by 54 Below's own Director of Programming, Phil Geoffrey Bond. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: ANTOINE DUNN AT BLUES ALLEY

Antoine Dunn will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Tuesday, November 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The timing couldn't be better for a talented artist like Antoine Dunn to arrive on the music scene. While the music business is continually changing, fans maintain a desire for music expressed from the heart, something they can feel. R&B music is especially in need of a jolt of freshness and excitement. An incredible vocalist, accomplished songwriter and producer, and self-taught musician, Dunn delivers an easy and timeless style; accompanied by a remarkable ability to translate the truth and passion. of each story he shares. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: WESLA WHITFIELD WITH THE MIKE GREENSILL TRIO "LUCKY TO BE ME"

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) will present the return engagement of San Francisco's first couple of Jazz and the Great American Songbook, Wesla Whitfield with The Mike Greensill Trio on Sunday, November 11th through Wednesday, November 21st (no performances on Mondays). Showtimes vary - see website. "Lucky To Be Me" will feature a retrospective of their illustrious recording career, including selections from the new CD - Best Things In Life: Live from the Rrazz Room - which was recorded during her annual run at the club and was released in November 2011. In addition to Greensill on piano, the show will feature John Wiitala on bass and Vince Lateano on drums. Wesla Whitfield is acclaimed as one of the most gifted performers with a deep love for the rich storehouse of musical treasures in the Great American Songbook. Though based in San Francisco, Whitfield also spends much of her time in New York, working such noted venues as Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival, NY Town Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall and Joe's Pub at New York's Public Theater. Mike Greensill graduated from Leeds College of Music in England, toured Europe and the Far East and lived in Hong Kong before settling in San Francisco. Known in his role as musical director to Wesla Whitfield, with whom he has recorded twenty albums, Mike is also resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show "West Coast Live." There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES and SCANDALS" open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) every Monday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Bronwyn is joined by Jerry Scott at the piano and a surprise guest. 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: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING STEARNSEST

Stearns Matthews will present his newest solo show, The Importance of Being Stearnsest, at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Tuesday, November 6th at 8:30 pm, Monday, November 19th at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, December 16th at 6:00 pm. The evening will feature direction by multiple award winner Lennie Watts and music direction by James Kenon Mitchell. The Importance of Being Stearnsest is a study in trying to "keep on keepin' on" in a world where it seems like there are naysayers at every turn - and the conclusion that at the end of the day, what matters is being the strongest version of oneself. The show will feature music by Noel Coward, Joe Raposo, Stephen Sondheim, Brian Lasser, Jerry Herman and Chuck Berry, to name a few. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY'S ASHLEY BROWN MAKES BIRDLAND CONCERT DEBUT

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Ashley Brown will make her debut on the historic stage at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with her show "Call Me Irresponsible" on Monday, November 19th at 7:00 pm. Ashley's show will feature many of her favorite songs from Broadway and the American Songbook including selections from her PBS Special, which received a Telly Award. Yaron Gershovsky (Manhattan Transfer) will be her Music Director. Ashley Brown recently reprised her title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. Ms. Brown also starred as Mary Poppins in the national tour of Mary Poppins where she garnered a 2010 Garland award for "Best Performance in a Musical." Ms. Brown's other Broadway credits include Belle in Beauty and The Beast, and she has starred in the national tour of Disney's On The Record. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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

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

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: BILL CHARLAP & SANDY STEWART AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of mother-son duo of world-class jazz pianist, Bill Charlap and Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Sandy Stewart on Monday through Saturday, November 19th through 24th (no show on the 22nd) at 8:00 pm, with additional shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. The pair will perform a collection of ballads from some of the most popular songwriters of the twentieth century such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin. Bill Charlap, one of the world's premier jazz pianists, has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Sandy Stewart is best known for the Grammy-nominated song "My Coloring Book". She began her performing career at 15 in her native Philadelphia and soon moved to New York for a variety of television gigs with Merv Griffin, Dick Van Dyke, and as a regular with "The Perry Como Show" while also touring with Benny Goodman. After marrying Broadway composer Moose Charlap, she retired to rear sons Bill and Tom. Later, she resumed singing in clubs and on recordings and voiceovers. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LEN CARIOU AT 54 BELOW

For three very special performances only, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents a gentleman who can only be described as Broadway royalty: Len Cariou. Mr. Cariou will appear for three consecutive Monday nights, November 12th, 19th & 26th, all shows at 7:00 pm. New York knows him not only for his Tony winning role as the original Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Sweeney Todd), but from his memorable performances in Applause, A Little Night Music and Dance a Little Closer among others. Film and television audiences have embraced him in dozens of roles, ranging from "The Four Seasons," "About Schmidt," "Into the Storm," "Damages" and his current role as Henry Reagan in "Blue Bloods." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: GUITAR STAR ALBARE AT BLUES ALLEY

Australian jazz guitar star Albare performs with global super group, the iTD band at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Monday, November 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. His U.S. tour supports the new CD Long Way from German label Enja. The iTD band includes harmonica virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens, Venezuelan-born drummer Pablo Bencid and Australians Phil Turcio on piano and Phil Rex on bass. Their music reflects cosmopolitan backgrounds and global-jazz awareness. Moroccan born Albare settled in Australia, founded the Australian Jazz Awards and directed the Melbourne Jazz Festival, earning an Order of Australia award for service to the arts. Call for cover/minimum information.

MW: SCOTT GRYDER AT WILMETTE THEATRE

Scott Gryder brings the greatest hits of his "one-man parade" of entertainment, SIMPLY SCOTTY An Evening of Song & Cabaret, to the THE WILMETTE THEATRE (1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL - 847-251-7424) on Monday, November 19th at 7:30 pm. Blending a musical cocktail of the zingy warbles of vintage Judy Garland with the spirited enthusiasm of the cast of Glee, Scott takes on the poise and show business charisma of the likes of Billy Crystal to entertain an audience with belting "super tenor" vocals and a comical flair. With musical styles ranging from pop and cabaret to specialty numbers and show tunes, Scott covers the works of local talents like Susan Werner, show music from Sondheim to Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, hits from stars such as Elton John, and many more! With special guest Freddie the Puppet. Tickets are $20.


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 November 12th & 19th 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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