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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
APRIL 2013

MONDAY through SUNDAY - April 1st to April 7th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - APRIL 7th

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NYC: TERESA FISCHER IS HIP TO BE HAPPY AT DON'T TELL MAMA
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Cabaret songstress Teresa Fischer debuts her new show HIP TO BE HAPPY at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, April 7th at 6:00 pm, with additional performances on Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 pm and Monday, April 22 at 7:00 pm. In this lively musical hour, Teresa aka "Lady T" shows us how to keep our spirits high by always looking on the bright side - even when there doesn't seem to be one. Lady T has assembled an entertaining and eclectic array of songs from standards by Cole Porter and Sammy Fain to pop tunes by Christine Lavin, Ann Hampton Calloway and Mary Chapin Carpenter plus some newly discovered musical gems. Cabaret veteran Paul Chamlin is the musical director and one-man band for this fun evening that features special musical arrangements by Paul Chamlin and Andrew David Sotomayor. This is Teresa's first new show since the release of the debut CD entitled LET IT GO in the fall of 2012. LET IT GO is available at cdbaby.com or for download at iTunes. Lady T will also have copies for sale following the show. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: EVA KANTOR, 2012 METROSTAR FINALIST, IN HER FIRST SOLO SHOW
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2012 MetroStar Finalist Eva Kantor will bring her solo cabaret debut show "The Way I Am" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday & Saturday, March 29th & 30th at 7:00 pm and Sundays, April 7th, 14th & 21st, all shows at 7:00 pm. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett, with Musical Direction by Don Rebic. Produced by Cookie Stark. In Eva Kantor's solo debut in cabaret, and also in Eva's professional life, she is finding many people accepting of her great talent. It is not a cliche to say that she is an artist on her way up. In addition to placing in the MetroStar finals, Eva has recently played at the Players Club for KT Sullivan and the Mabel Mercer Foundation to great acclaim. Out of that, she was asked to sing at Rose Hall in October at the Mercer Cabaret Convention. Eva began acting at an early age and quickly excelled. She has played roles such as Eva Peron in Evita, Penny in Hairspray at the Weston Playhouse alongside Broadway veterans Marissa Perry and Jay A. Johnson, and the title role in the national tour of Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer's Anne of Green Gables. She is a recipient of the first ever fully funded scholarship at the Singer's Forum/Actor's Equity scholarship program, where she is currently studying with Eric Michael Gillett. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: REMEMBERING EIGHTY EIGHTS WITH RUBY RIMS
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT


On Sunday, April 7th at 5:00 pm there will be a REMEMBERING EIGHTY EIGHTS SHOW at JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH (55 Washington Square South, NYC - RESV: 917-727-3048). On April 7th it will be 25 years that Karen Miller, Rochelle Seldin & Erv Raible opened the greatest CABARET & PAINO BAR IN NYC HISTORY - EIGHTY EIGHT'S. Ruby, who will be hosting the event, has invited all the former staff of EIGHTY EIGHT'S to perform. Musical Director is John McMahon. Already scheduled to perform are Leslie Anderson, Helen Baldassare, Fred Barton, Elena Bennett, Gentry Claussen, Paul Greenwood, Annie Hughes, Lina Koutrakos, Angela LaGreca with Leslie Fogelsong & Lenny Babish, Michael McAssey, Phyllis Pastore, Bobby Peaco, Kathy Robinson, Jay Rogers, Joel Silberman, Rochelle Seldin, Norman Seldin, Nancy Timpanaro, Luis Villabon, Ryan Welsch, Kelly Wohlford and more. (As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice.) Be sure to make a reservation so the staff will know how many to prepare for - seating is first come/first seated. There is a $20 cash donation requested. Proceeds will go to Judson Memorial Church & Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in memory of Diane Naegel. https://www.facebook.com/events/427853873958267/

NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, will be playing her weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch on April 7th, 14th and 21st at LE PESCADEUX (90 Thompson Street, NYC - 212-966-0021), a lovely French restaurant in the heart of Soho. She will be joined by Saul Rubin on guitar and Pat O'Leary on bass in this charming boite that offers a great, well-priced menu and cozy atmosphere. They will play three sets from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested. No cover, no minimum.


NYC: BRUNCH AT THE GARAGE WITH JERRY COSTANZO

Jerry Costanzo will sing songs from his new CD "Invitation" plus other favorites on Sunday, April 7th - 4 sets from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm - at THE GARAGE RESTAURANT & CAFE (99 7th Ave South, NYC - 212-645-0600 - ). Dedicated to the preservation of this American art form, Jerry Costanzo is considered one of the best and busiest singer/bandleaders on the scene today. Jerry has gained popularity among connoisseurs of this great music. He appeals to audiences young and old. His interpretations of timeless "American Standards" from the song writing greats will set the stage and carry listeners back to an era when this sultry and swinging music was the "Pop" of the day. Brunch Menu $16.95. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: "BY REQUEST" WITH CORINNA SOWERS ADLER

"By Request" ... the interactive cabaret where YOU send a request with the story behind why the song means so much to you, and Corinna creates a show out of YOUR songs and stories will be presented at STAGE 72 (formerly THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Sunday, April 7th at 3:00 pm. Corinna received a record number of requests this time around and this show is shaping up to be the most memorable to date! Where else can you hear songs by Sondheim, Irving Berlin, Kander and Ebb, and Pink all in one show? You won't want to miss it! Special guest appearance by Stearns Matthews. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "GOOD AND EVIL!"

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, April 7th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Good And Evil!". Co-Host will be Joseph Macchia. In the Salon Spotlight: Marnie Klar. 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.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF JOHNNY HARTMAN
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, April 7th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of Johnny Hartman. 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: CHRIS MILLER & NATHAN TYSEN AT 54 BELOW

Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen with special guest Carolee Carmello will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, April 7th at 7:00 pm. Described as equal parts James Taylor and Stephen Sondheim, Miller & Tysen's songs have been performed everywhere from East Village rock clubs, to Off-Broadway theaters, to Sesame Street. The concert will feature some of Broadway's best talent including Carolee Carmello, Kyle Dean Massey, Michael McElroy, Molly Hager, Sadie Sink, Taylor Trensch, and Barrett Wilbert Weed. The concert will feature new songs as well as tunes from The Burnt Part Boys, Fugitive Songs, and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Also look for a sneak peak of material from their Broadway-bound adaptation of the popular novel Tuck Everlasting. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LILIANE MONTEVECCHI: HELLO, DARLINGS! AT 54 BELOW

Liliane Montevecchi brings her show Hello, Darlings! to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, April 7th at 9:30 pm & Monday, April 8th at 7:00 pm. Liliane Montevecchi is exquisitely French, like the finest vintage champagne. Her enchanting autobiographical one-woman show is full of amusing personal stories and legendary songs such as La Vie En Rose, My Man, You Don't Know Paree, Irma La Douce, Ne Me Quitte Pas, and Folies Bergere. Her remarkable journey began as a Prima Ballerina in Paris, later becoming an MGM film star, and ending up as one of Broadway's most beloved divas. Liliane captivates the audience the minute she steps on stage. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


ONT: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Jazz Brunch with entertainment from a series of noted jazz/cabaret vocalists will be held on Sundays at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) at 12:30 pm. The same artist will appear at every Sunday Brunch for a month - hence the title of the performance stream, "A Month of Sundays". Marcus Nance will begin his run of Sundays on April 7th, with his highly entertaining show, "Divos and Divas". Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS THE JAMES CARTER ORGAN TRIO

The James Carter Organ Trio will be featured at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Saturday & Sunday, April 6th & 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. James Carter is a powerhouse musician and one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, garnering plaudits for his role in helping to propel jazz full tilt into the future over the past twenty-five years. His music is fueled by deep respect and intimate knowledge of the jazz tradition. Mastering a family of reed instruments, from sopranino to contrabass saxophones to contrabass and bass clarinets, James Carter mesmerized the jazz world after arriving in New York City in 1988 to play under the auspices of Lester Bowie. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: SCOTT GRYDER'S SIMPLY SCOTTY AT CLUB 3160

Scott Gryder's monthly SIMPLY SCOTTY! show at CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969) will be presented on Sunday, April 7th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Scott will once again entertain from his self-compiled songbook of zany, heartfelt music! He is accompanied by the incomparable Nick Sula on piano, and joined at the mic by guest singers Freddie The Puppet, Laven Deer and the legendary operatic pachyderm Placebo Dominguez. Guest singers welcome. No cover charge - just a 2-drink minimum.

L.A.: KRITZERLAND: JUST IN TIME: THE SONGS OF COMDEN & GREEN

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "Just in Time: The Songs of Comden & Green" on Sunday, April 7th at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700), As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Cynthia Ferrer (Happy Days, Goodspeed; Kathy, Singin' in the Rain, 1st nat'l tour; Blood Brothers, Li'l Abner, MTG); Damon Kirsche (Duke/Carrasco: Man of La Mancha, Musical Theatre West; 9 To 5, Musical Theatre Wichita); Lisa Livesay (Nat'l Tour, Wicked, Glinda; Monteen, Parade, Center Theatre Group; Tribute to Alan Menken, NY); Madison Claire Parks (Laurey, Musical Theatre West, Oklahoma!; Full Circle Opera, Christine, Phantom of the Opera); Jenna Rosen (Disney's Sofia the First, Carpenter Performing Arts Center; Outside The Box's The Exorcist, The Musical); Robert Yacko (Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof. Company with Carol Burnett; Sunday in the Park with George) with Music Director Lloyd Cooper and special guest, Jason Graae. The show features the songs of the legendary Comden and Green, or Betty and Adolph as they liked to be called. Producer Bruce Kimmel recorded and released a lot of their music, from a Sally Mayes solo album, devoted to them, to the revival cast recording of Bells Are Ringing, to reissues of A Doll's Life and Subways are for Sleeping. Cover charge is $28 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.

L.A.: CELEBRATE THE LAURA NYRO PROJECT WITH MARK WINKLER

Singer/songwriter Mark Winkler will celebrate the release of his latest CD, The Laura Nyro Project, at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Sunday, April 7th at 8:00 pm. In the month since "The Laura Nyro Project" was released. it sold out on both Amazon and CDBaby! It's been a race keeping up with demand. But not to worry, cases of CDs were shipped off to the world's retailers, and now fans can purchase "The Laura Nyro Project" from Mark's website, Amazon, iTunes, and CDBaby. Mark has planned a fantastic celebration of this new project, and thrill in hearing live music in a wonderful space. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THE KBLX SUNDAY BRUNCH IS BACK AT "LIVE AT THE RRAZZ!"

The place to be on Sunday mornings /afternoons is at the KBLX Sunday Brunch at LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Chef Bronson MaComber of Macadamia Events & Catering and formerly of Restaurant Gary Denko has created an outstanding menu that offers something for every taste. The Sunday Brunch Live at the Rrazz with KBLX personality Nikki Thomas is just $55 and features special children's prices for kids 12 and under only for only $20, and is free for kids 5 and under (max of 2 per party).
Reservations highly advised.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - APRIL 6th

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NYC: RUTH CARLIN: MOON SONG CD RELEASE

Ruth Carlin presents "Moon Song" at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, April 6th at 8:00 pm and Thursday, April 18th at 7:00 pm. The show, celebrates the release of Ruth Carlin's debut CD "Moon Song"! With songs by Joni Mitchell, Kander & Ebb, David Friedman, Ahrens & Flaherty, James Taylor, and Ruth Carlin and more, we get an intimate glimpse into Ruth's multifaceted world. She will be singing ten songs from the CD as well as a few other favorites, along with some of her exquisite poems. Ruth will be joined by her musical director, Paul Greenwood, plus Dick Sarpola on bass and John Redsecker on drums, reprising their contributions to the "Moon Song" CD. The show is staged by director Scott Barnes. Since her first solo show at Danny's Skylight Room in 2005, Ruth has been performing regularly at the Laurie Beechman and The Duplex. She has a broad repertoire, including songs by Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen and Alec Wilder as well as Noel Coward, Cole Porter and Benny Goodman. No matter who it was written by, Ruth strives to get to the heart of a song, make it her own, and share it lovingly with her audience. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARIA & FRIENDS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Support Live Music and Maria Ottavia present the second installment of 'Maria & Friends' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, April 6th at 4:30 pm. Maria's special guests are Ellen Bullinger, Sigali Hamberger, Leslie Orofino and Scot Albertson with Musical Direction by Barry Levitt and Tim Clement on guitar. Promoting music events since 2009 on the internet, Support Live Music now goes Live featuring talent From a variety of music disciplines. The goal is to introduce Independent Music professionals to new audiences, Artists supporting Artists. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KEITH DAMES IN "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LADY DAY"

Vocalist Keith Dames brings his annual homage to Billie Holiday "Happy Birthday, Lady Day" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, April 6th at 7:00 pm. Dames plans to repeat this show annually up to Billie Holiday's centennial in 2015. Mr. Dames considers himself a student of the Billie Holiday School of Music and is a Billie Holiday disciple who honors her as more than just a singer, but also as an actress, composer, bandleader, pioneer, trailblazer and the true American music legend, heroine and icon that she really and truly is. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ZIG ZAG QUARTET AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

The ZigZag Quartet will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, April 6th at 11:30 pm. Their recent performances have included Lincoln Center's Target Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium and Meet the Artists Series at Walter Reade Theater and Stanley Kaplan Penthouse, Jazz WinterFest, Mannes College Guitar Festival, Brooklyn College, New Jersey City University, Bargemusic, Bryant Park and Trinity Church in Wall Street. Latin Soul: From their encore performance last Fall at Lincoln Center, the ZigZag Quartet will take the audience on a journey to find the threads of tango, salsa, samba, capoeira and the cha-cha, through classical, jazz, and popular music. And more latin influences abound with top ballroom dancers Carolina Jaurena and Diego Blanco who bring the music to life with their smooth moves and versatility. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MICHELLE DELLAFAVE IN MIRRORED IMAGES: REFLECTIONS OF A GOLDEN GIRL

Michelle DellaFave brings her show Mirrored Images: Reflections of a Golden Girl to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, April 6th at 9:30 pm. Michelle became a familiar face to millions of television viewers in the late 1960s and early '70s, when at the age of 19, she was selected to be one of Dean Martin's Golddiggers on his weekly series and on The Golddiggers' own summer variety show. Standing out among her peers by virtue of her vocal talent and popularity with audiences, Michelle was in time plucked from the ranks of The Golddiggers to be one-fourth of a quartet called The Dingaling Sisters, who performed their own numbers and sang with Dean each week on his program. As part of The Golddiggers and Dingalings ensembles, Michelle also participated in two of Bob Hope's globe-spanning USO Christmas tours. In addition, she was featured regularly as one-half of the singing-dancing Soul Sisters on Jonathan Winters' syndicated series; made guest appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Mike Douglas Show; played one of the Radio City Rockettes in the film version of the musical Annie; and has sung and acted in many Equity theater presentations. Now, in bringing her one-woman show to the New York stage for the first time, Michelle incorporates highlights of a rich professional and personal journey into a fresh, vibrant and entertaining new musical experience. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Pat Martino Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 2nd through 6th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino got his start on the "chitlin' circuit" in the 1960s with organ groups led by "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Charles Earland and others. Having made a full and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness in the 1980's that caused him to forget how to play the guitar, Martino relearned by listening to his own early recordings and has re-emerged as a veteran presence on the jazz scene due in part to a successful association with Blue Note Records. Today, Martino lives in his native Philadelphia and continues to grow as a musician. His playing is as fiery and technically brilliant as ever and he constantly challenges himself with new music and exciting band mates. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: "ELAINE STRITCH AT THE CARLYLE - MOVIN' OVER AND OUT"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) announces the return of its most famous resident, Elaine Stritch, to the Cafe Carlyle for her final engagement, Tuesday through Saturday, April 2nd through 6th at 8:45 pm. Her new show, Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin' Over and Out, a freeform evening of story and song, will play for one week only. This will be the final chance to see Ms. Stritch - who has been dubbed the Carlyle's own "Octogenarian Eloise" - give one of her now-legendary performances at her home venue, before she leaves the Carlyle Hotel and the city of New York for good. (Ms. Stritch will be relocating to her home state of Michigan.) Elaine Stritch has played 4 sold-out engagements at the Cafe Carlyle over the past 7 years. Ms. Stritch will be joined by her longtime musical collaborator, Rob Bowman, at the piano. There is a $125 cover charge per person and $85 bar seating per person.


NYC: LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS WITH SPECIAL GUEST JAMIE DEROY

Join country music legends Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers for an evening of toe tappin' fun, along with their special guest, Jamie deRoy on Saturday, April 6th at 8:30 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) . Renowned for their mastery and art of perfect family harmony that spawned some of country music's most memorable hits, this renowned trio plays NYC for one night only, and 54 Below is the place to find 'em! From his humble beginning singing back up for Kris Kristofferson, legendary Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Larry Gatlin (and star of Broadway's The Will Rogers Follies!) began his solo career and had his first Top 20 hit with Sweet Becky Walker. In 1976, he was joined by his brothers, Steve and Rudy, and went on to record the Grammy Award winning Broken Lady, I Don't Wanna Cry, Love Is Just a Game, and Statues Without Hearts, among many others. For this special NYC appearance, the brothers are joined by the multiple MAC Award-winning hostess with the mostess, Jamie DeRoy. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYS: THE SPURS USA INAUGURATE FORT SALEM SPRING CABARET SERIES

The Berkshire-based classic country western band, The Spurs USA, brings their special blend of great music and entertainment to the The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) with a brand new show for one show only on Saturday, April 6th at 8:00 pm. The first show in the cabaret's spring series, "They Write the Songs: A Springtime Salute to the Great Songwriters," the Spurs USA pay unbridled homage to the ground-breaking singer/songwriters of country western music, including Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn. Six musicians with disparate musical backgrounds, members of the Spurs USA joined forces some eighteen months ago, sharing their common love of the country western tradition. Between them all, there's more than a 125 years of professional musicianship. Bass player John Barrett played hundreds of gigs starting in the sixties, opening for touring bands including The Grateful Dead. His band mates come to the country-western mix with backgrounds in rock, bluegrass, folk, and classical music, and include extra-curricular skills including public relations, real estate development, and stained glass artistry. Bookings for subsequent weeks of the Fort's Songwriter Series include Bob Warren and his six-piece folk band on the Mainstage on April 13th; Broadway dance guru Karin Baker's five-person song and dance revue, Echoing Back, saluting Johnny Mercer, on April 20th; and Beautiful Girls: Celebrating Sondheim's Women, on April 27th. The $25 admission includes a $5 credit toward coffee and dessert provided by Norene and Fred's of Salem; advance reservations are recommended.


ONT: THE JOE SEALY TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Joe Sealy Trio (with Paul Novotny on bass and Mark Kelso on drums) will perform as the opening act for Toronto's newest jazz venue THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) Thursday through Saturday, April 4th, 5th & 6th at 9:00 pm. On the 5th the trio will be joined by elegant crooner Colin Hunter and saxophonist Perry White. On Saturday, the 6th, they will be joined by the delightful Barbara Lica and saxophonist Mike Murley. For more than five decades Joe Sealy has enjoyed a successful career as a musician, actor, composer, music director and recording artist. During this time he has been featured on numerous television shows, toured throughout North America and Europe, worked with many major names in the entertainment industry including Sammy Davis Jr., John Candy and jazz greats Joe Williams and Milt Jackson, and won some of Canada's most prestigious awards. Joe's television appearances have included such programs as Adrienne Clarkson presents, "The Spirit of Africville", Jazzman and Hallelujah, while his musical director credits include the highly acclaimed Tonya Lee Williams Gospel Jubilee television special, CBC's 75th Anniversary Gala at the Glenn Gould Studio, and most recently The Children's Aid Foundation fundraiser at the Carlu. There is a $15 cover.

DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS THE JAMES CARTER ORGAN TRIO

The James Carter Organ Trio will be featured at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Saturday & Sunday, April 6th & 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. James Carter is a powerhouse musician and one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, garnering plaudits for his role in helping to propel jazz full tilt into the future over the past twenty-five years. His music is fueled by deep respect and intimate knowledge of the jazz tradition. Mastering a family of reed instruments, from sopranino to contrabass saxophones to contrabass and bass clarinets, James Carter mesmerized the jazz world after arriving in New York City in 1988 to play under the auspices of Lester Bowie. Call for cover/minimum information.

MW: SCOTT ALAN & CAISSIE LEVY: THE SCOTT ALAN SONGBOOK

Renowned musical theatre composer/lyricist, Scott Alan and Broadway star, Caissie Levy, perform music from Scott's extensive original songbook and share the inspiration and stories behind them at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, April 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Scott's thoughtful and moving original compositions have made him a favorite among many well-known artists including Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Stephanie J. Block and Liz Callaway. The evening features songs from his four original albums. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


CHI: BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL "UP CLOSE & PERSONAL"

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael bring their latest show "Up Close & Personal" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturdays, April 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th at 8:00 pm. In their brand new, most personal show yet, they'll share stories and songs about many years of performing together. They will also poke fun at people's frenzy for connection and even the obsession with "reality" TV. After all, when is close TOO close? Featuring songs from The Great American Songbook as well as current Broadway and pop, this promises to be a highly-entertaining and intimate evening. Performing across the country, Beckie has appeared at some of the nation's top nightclubs and concert venues including the legendary Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Chicago's Auditorium Theatre and Park West, as well as at concert halls and art series across the country. Hailed by Chicago's WGN Radio as "one of the city's finest cabaret performers," Beckie is a three time winner of Chicago's After Dark Award for Outstanding Cabaret Artist Award. A staple of the Windy City music scene, Beckie regularly performs at Davenports, Petterino's, and Maxim's. Two-time Chicago After Dark Award winner Tom Michael performs across the country to critical acclaim. Appearing on such concert stages as New York's Lincoln Center, Town Hall, and The Supper Club; Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, Empire Room, Davenport's, Millennium Park Pritzker Stage, and Park West; The Royal Room in Palm Beach; and Guild Hall in East Hampton, Tom has delighted audiences with his warm, expressive style. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: MARLENE VERPLANCK AT THE GLENRIDGE IN SARASOTA

After 19 one night concerts in the UK and Holland, jazz vocalist Marlene VerPlanck heads South to perform on Saturday, April 6th at ready for Saturday, April 6th, at THE GLENRIDGE (7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota, FL - 941-552-5325). The Mac Chrupcala Trio will join her performing a terrific selection of American standards, some hot, some cool. Marlene VerPlanck enjoys the admiration of a legion of fans, and peers as well. She collaborated throughout her long career with her husband, arranger, composer, and conductor Billy Ver Planck. Her 17th album, My Impetuous Heart, reunited her with old friends Hank Jones, George Shearing, Marian McPartland and Bucky Pizzarelli. Millions of people first heard Ver Planck's voice doing jingles in the '60s: "Weekends were made for Michelob/Yeah!" and "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should!" and "Mmm good/mm-mm good/that's what Campbell's Soups are/mm mm good." Today Marlene travels the world performing at concerts and festivals. This will be her third appearance in the Sarasota area, where she has quickly developed a devoted following. Tickets are $15.


LA: BROADWAY AT NOCCA SERIES PRESENTS MEGAN MULLALLY

Megan Mullally, the two-time Emmy-winning star of TV's Will and Grace (Karen Walker) and star of Broadway's Young Frankenstein, performs two shows only on Saturday, April 6th at 7:30 and 9:30 as part of Mark Cortale's BROADWAY AT NOCCA series. Both performances will take place in NOCCA'S LUPIN HALL (2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA - 800-838-3006), with Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. Megan Mullally is best known for playing the iconic role of Karen Walker on the groundbreaking hit TV series Will & Grace, which led her to two Emmy Awards and seven consecutive nominations between 2000 and 2006. She is also a three-time winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series; a winner with her cast-mates of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series; and one of only two actresses to win a SAG Award three years in a row. She was also nominated four years in a row for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Call for cover/minimum information.A portion of each ticket will directly benefit The NOCCA Institute.


L.A.: HELEN REDDY AT CATALINA JAZZ

After an extended run at Mew York's B.B.KING'S, Helen Reddy presents an intimate evening of story and song at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Friday & Saturday, April 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Helen Reddy returns after a ten year hiatus she is enjoying being back singing some of her hits and songs that she has never performed live. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: HILLS TO HOLLARS AT FREIGHT & SALVAGE

Hills to Hollars (Barbara Higbie, Linda Tillery & Laurie Lewis) will perform for one night only on Saturday, April 6th at 8:00 pm at FREIGHT & SALVAGE (2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA - 510-644-2020). These three masterful musicians, each a Bay Area treasure, combine their remarkable talents to delve deep into the rich musical traditions of the American South, from the hills to the hollers, from bluegrass to blues, embracing Appalachian and African American roots music in all its power, emotion, and beauty. With a brand new album and a recent performance at Canada's premier event for traditional music, the Edmonton Folk Festival, this glorious trio is mesmerizing audiences with gorgeous three-part harmonies, stellar musicianship, and soulful performances of both traditional and original music of the South. Berkeley's Barbara Higbie is a master of piano and fiddle who composes beautiful music and sings like a dream. The shimmering voice of Oakland's Linda Tillery has powered many of the Bay Area's most popular bands over the past four decades. Berkeley High grad Laurie Lewis has won the International Bluegrass Music Association award for Female Vocalist of the Year multiple times, not to mention a Grammy for her contribution to True Life Blues: the Songs of Bill Monroe. There is a $24.50 cover.


SF: MISS COCO PERU - SHE'S GOT BALLS!

Marc Huestis presents Miss Coco Peru and her acclaimed show She's Got Balls! at CASTRO THEATRE (429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA - 415 863-0611 - http://www.ticketfly.com/ ) on Saturday, April 6th at 8:00 pm. Miss Coco Peru is playing the one & only Castro Theatre, S.F.'s historic movie palace in exclusive Bay Area premiere of her all-new comedy show! Beloved star of stage & screen, Coco Peru (aka Clinton Leupp) reflects on her early childhood dreams of being a stripper, her love/hate relationship with Facebook, why she left her beloved hometown of NYC, and her summers spent on a nude beach with her husband, Rafael. Inspired by her mother Helen's advice to have the balls to say whatever the hell she feels like saying, Coco is on a quest to do just that and, in the process, make the world just a little more beautiful. With a hilarious and poignant blend of monologue, song and multi-media, She's Got Balls is the latest from the greatest. Show directed by Michael Schiralli, event produced by Marc Huestis. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: LAY-LAH WAZIR - A NIGHTMARE ON HIGH STREET

Following the success of "Pyramids & Pimm's" at the 2012 Comedy Festival, character comedienne Yvonne Malik returns to the stage, as the belly dancing Bo-gyptian, Lay-lah Wazir at COMEDY ON COLLINS (156 Collins Street, Melbourne, NSW, AUS - 9017 0104) on Wednesdays through Saturdays, April 3rd through 20th. Loudmouth Lay-lah from Lalor has a 'PhB' in belly dance and is always ready to show off her moves to anyone who asks - and everyone else as well. When she uproots her family in search of the 'Great Australian Dream' at Lalor Fortress Heights (a shiny new housing estate in Melbourne's outer north), she realises the fairytale she was sold is much more akin to a nightmare, despite having acquired all the necessities: a McMansion, hummer and several sixty inch plasmas. Directed by Russell Fletcher, Yvonne Malik is an Arabic female comedienne from the northern suburbs of Melbourne, performing at comedy venues as the one and only housing estate princess, much to the delight of her audiences. Using her original blend of cultural comedy and satire, she pokes fun at modern day excesses and the notion of 'the perfect life' on outer suburban housing estates. Be warned, this show may also include Lay-lah's artistically challenged belly dance routines! Call for cover/minimum information.

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FRIDAY - APRIL 5th

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NYC: DANA LORGE'S VARIETY SHOW MOVES TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Dana Lorge brings her new VARIETY SHOW to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, April 5th at 7:00 pm. She is joined on stage by Award winning Musical Director Barry Levitt and Jon Burr on bass. Performers scheduled to appear are Richard Skipper, Peggy Herman, LaTanya Hall, Jim Brochu, Rick Crom and Bernie Furshpan. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE AT THE BEECHMAN

Dallas DuBois hosts DISTORTED DIZNEE, an outrageous take on some of the most beloved animated classics, at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Fridays, April 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th at 10:00 pm. DuBois and a troupe of fabulous drag queens will present a twisted - and very adult - journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This 70-minute extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies". Starring Dallas DuBois, Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Shenea DeDranke, and more! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NADJE NOORDHUIS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Australian-born trumpeter/composer Nadje Noordhuis will perform at the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, April 5th at 11:30 pm. Combining cinematic sweep, transportive emotion, and rich melodic grandeur, Noordhios possesses one of the most unforgettably lyrical voices in modern music. Her deeply-felt, clarion tone and evocative compositional gift meld classical rigor, jazz expression, and world music accents into a sound that is distinctively her own. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DAVID BERGER JAZZ ORCHESTRA FRIDAYS AT BIRDLAND

The David Berger Jazz Orchestra performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Fridays at 5:00 pm. Jazz composer, arranger and conductor David Berger is recognized internationally as a leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era and big band music. Conductor and arranger for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its inception in 1988 through 1994, Berger has transcribed more than 750 full scores of classic recordings including over 500 works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Mr. Berger maintains a close working relationship with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Pat Martino Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 2nd through 6th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino got his start on the "chitlin' circuit" in the 1960s with organ groups led by "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Charles Earland and others. Having made a full and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness in the 1980's that caused him to forget how to play the guitar, Martino relearned by listening to his own early recordings and has re-emerged as a veteran presence on the jazz scene due in part to a successful association with Blue Note Records. Today, Martino lives in his native Philadelphia and continues to grow as a musician. His playing is as fiery and technically brilliant as ever and he constantly challenges himself with new music and exciting band mates. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: "ELAINE STRITCH AT THE CARLYLE - MOVIN' OVER AND OUT"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) announces the return of its most famous resident, Elaine Stritch, to the Cafe Carlyle for her final engagement, Tuesday through Saturday, April 2nd through 6th at 8:45 pm. Her new show, Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin' Over and Out, a freeform evening of story and song, will play for one week only. This will be the final chance to see Ms. Stritch - who has been dubbed the Carlyle's own "Octogenarian Eloise" - give one of her now-legendary performances at her home venue, before she leaves the Carlyle Hotel and the city of New York for good. (Ms. Stritch will be relocating to her home state of Michigan.) Elaine Stritch has played 4 sold-out engagements at the Cafe Carlyle over the past 7 years. Ms. Stritch will be joined by her longtime musical collaborator, Rob Bowman, at the piano. There is a $125 cover charge per person and $85 bar seating per person.


NYC: GREGORY ALLAN BOCK & FRIENDS: THE BEST OF BROADWAY & BEYOND

Leave your troubles outside and join Gregory Allan Bock & Friends st 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, April 5th at 9:30 pm on a musical thrill-ride where you'll be singing along to the best of Broadway (think The Music Man, Guys & Dolls, and A Chorus Line) and beyond - (think The Beatles & The Four Seasons). You may even be chosen to compete in a Bobby Darin/Frank Sinatra Crooners' "Sing-Off!" Featuring Broadway's Anthony Rapp and Coleen Sexton as well as special guests: Allan Snyder, Dana Winkle and Casey Erin Clark (Les Miserables), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Nathan Klau (Jersey Boys), Mamie Parris (Wicked), Marissa Rago (Annie), The Unexpected Boys, MAC Award Winner Amy Wolk, Meghan Hales, Darren Meyer, Nicole "Martone" DeLeon, and a very important message from our President himself. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MARILYN MAYE'S "MAYE-DEN VOYAGE" AT 54 BELOW EXTENDED


54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents cabaret and theatre legend Marilyn Maye and the debut of her new show "MAYE-DEN Voyage" for an additional 2 dates - Monday, April 2nd and Friday, April 5th, both shows at 7:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, and 8:00 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. From her first appearance in the spotlight as a tiny pre-teen vocalist in a series of amateur contests in Topeka, Kansas to being dubbed "A National Treasure," Marilyn Maye continues to entertain audiences with her skill of performing. With a Grammy nomination in the mid-Sixties as Best New Artist, a bevy of awards reflecting her showmanship, her illustrious singing career is still going strong after a life-time spent entertaining audiences. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


ONT: THE JOE SEALY TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Joe Sealy Trio (with Paul Novotny on bass and Mark Kelso on drums) will perform as the opening act for Toronto's newest jazz venue THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) Thursday through Saturday, April 4th, 5th & 6th at 9:00 pm. On the 5th the trio will be joined by elegant crooner Colin Hunter and saxophonist Perry White. On Saturday, the 6th, they will be joined by the delightful Barbara Lica and saxophonist Mike Murley. For more than five decades Joe Sealy has enjoyed a successful career as a musician, actor, composer, music director and recording artist. During this time he has been featured on numerous television shows, toured throughout North America and Europe, worked with many major names in the entertainment industry including Sammy Davis Jr., John Candy and jazz greats Joe Williams and Milt Jackson, and won some of Canada's most prestigious awards. Joe's television appearances have included such programs as Adrienne Clarkson presents, "The Spirit of Africville", Jazzman and Hallelujah, while his musical director credits include the highly acclaimed Tonya Lee Williams Gospel Jubilee television special, CBC's 75th Anniversary Gala at the Glenn Gould Studio, and most recently The Children's Aid Foundation fundraiser at the Carlu. There is a $15 cover.

DC: RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA'S "GAMAK" AT BLUES ALLEY

Rudresh Mahanthappa's "Gamak" will be performed at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday & Friday, April 4th & 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Rudresh's rare ability to synthesize South Indian music concepts with a seemingly boundless range of unexpected influences frequently characterizes him as one of the most important artists in the music today - a distinction the Jazz Journalists Association recently echoed by naming him Alto Saxophonist of the Year three consecutive times from 2009-2011. Call for cover/minimum information.


MW: SCOTT ALAN & CAISSIE LEVY: THE SCOTT ALAN SONGBOOK

Renowned musical theatre composer/lyricist, Scott Alan and Broadway star, Caissie Levy, perform music from Scott's extensive original songbook and share the inspiration and stories behind them at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, April 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Scott's thoughtful and moving original compositions have made him a favorite among many well-known artists including Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Stephanie J. Block and Liz Callaway. The evening features songs from his four original albums. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


L.A.: HELEN REDDY AT CATALINA JAZZ

After an extended run at Mew York's B.B.KING'S, Helen Reddy presents an intimate evening of story and song at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Friday & Saturday, April 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Helen Reddy returns after a ten year hiatus she is enjoying being back singing some of her hits and songs that she has never performed live. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: LAY-LAH WAZIR - A NIGHTMARE ON HIGH STREET

Following the success of "Pyramids & Pimm's" at the 2012 Comedy Festival, character comedienne Yvonne Malik returns to the stage, as the belly dancing Bo-gyptian, Lay-lah Wazir at COMEDY ON COLLINS (156 Collins Street, Melbourne, NSW, AUS - 9017 0104) on Wednesdays through Saturdays, April 3rd through 20th. Loudmouth Lay-lah from Lalor has a 'PhB' in belly dance and is always ready to show off her moves to anyone who asks - and everyone else as well. When she uproots her family in search of the 'Great Australian Dream' at Lalor Fortress Heights (a shiny new housing estate in Melbourne's outer north), she realises the fairytale she was sold is much more akin to a nightmare, despite having acquired all the necessities: a McMansion, hummer and several sixty inch plasmas. Directed by Russell Fletcher, Yvonne Malik is an Arabic female comedienne from the northern suburbs of Melbourne, performing at comedy venues as the one and only housing estate princess, much to the delight of her audiences. Using her original blend of cultural comedy and satire, she pokes fun at modern day excesses and the notion of 'the perfect life' on outer suburban housing estates. Be warned, this show may also include Lay-lah's artistically challenged belly dance routines! Call for cover/minimum information.

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THURSDAY - APRIL 4th

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NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

"Broadway Sessions" is an evening of musical performances, games, comedy and open mic featuring new Broadway guests each week. The show takes place every Thursday evenings at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). It is hosted by Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida, Footloose) and features composer/musical director Will Van Dyke on piano. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY. Open Mic party goes til 12:00 am featuring. There is a $5 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Pat Martino Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 2nd through 6th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino got his start on the "chitlin' circuit" in the 1960s with organ groups led by "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Charles Earland and others. Having made a full and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness in the 1980's that caused him to forget how to play the guitar, Martino relearned by listening to his own early recordings and has re-emerged as a veteran presence on the jazz scene due in part to a successful association with Blue Note Records. Today, Martino lives in his native Philadelphia and continues to grow as a musician. His playing is as fiery and technically brilliant as ever and he constantly challenges himself with new music and exciting band mates. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: "ELAINE STRITCH AT THE CARLYLE - MOVIN' OVER AND OUT"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) announces the return of its most famous resident, Elaine Stritch, to the Cafe Carlyle for her final engagement, Tuesday through Saturday, April 2nd through 6th at 8:45 pm. Her new show, Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin' Over and Out, a freeform evening of story and song, will play for one week only. This will be the final chance to see Ms. Stritch - who has been dubbed the Carlyle's own "Octogenarian Eloise" - give one of her now-legendary performances at her home venue, before she leaves the Carlyle Hotel and the city of New York for good. (Ms. Stritch will be relocating to her home state of Michigan.) Elaine Stritch has played 4 sold-out engagements at the Cafe Carlyle over the past 7 years. Ms. Stritch will be joined by her longtime musical collaborator, Rob Bowman, at the piano. There is a $125 cover charge per person and $85 bar seating per person.


NYC: CHRISTIANE NOLL CELEBRATES CD RELEASE

In celebration of her brand new, recently-released CD, Gifts, Live at 54 Below, Broadway's own Christiane Noll returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, April 4th at 7:00 pm for a special one night only engagement. Broadway audiences embraced her when she originated the role of Emma Carew in Jekyll & Hyde. Since then, Christiane Noll has wowed The Great White Way in It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, Ragtime (Tony and Drama Desk nominations) and most recently, Chaplin. With a varied career spanning Broadway, opera, operetta, and jazz, Christiane has appeared with some of the most esteemed symphonies throughout the world. Look for songs spanning from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Gilbert & Sullivan, Kander & Ebb to Flaherty & Ahrens, Cy Coleman to Marvin Hammlisch, Puccini to Sondheim! There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BRIAN FEINSTEIN & CHRIS FENWICK & FRIENDS AT 54 BELOW

Award-winning composer Brian Feinstein (Tina Girlstar, Dial M for Murder, Off-Broadway's Mimi Le Duck with Eartha Kitt, The Top Job, Lady Chatterley's Lover) and acclaimed musical director Chris Fenwick (Giant, Queen of the Mist, Patti LuPone) celebrate their ten-year collaboration with a special one-night only concert at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, April 4th at 9:30 pm.Joined by a terrific group of Broadway's best performers, Christiane Noll, Andrew Samonsky, Betsy Morgan, and MacKenzie Mauzy, Chris and Brian reprise songs from their unique and creative musical partnership and premiere a new set of songs they've written together especially for the occasion. Illuminating the inner lives of complicated people in a clear, pure voice, these songs make for a funny, touching, and beautiful evening at 54 Below. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: 54 PIANO BAR THURSDAYS

On Thursdays at 11:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), it's time for 54 PIANO BAR. Just pick a song and join extraordinary pianist and host Brian Nash as you take your turn on the stage. See new Broadway talent perform on a whim, and perhaps take part in the ever-popular (and inevitable) audience sing along. No cover charge. No cover charge, just a $20 food/drink minimum.

BOS: BRIAN BROMBERG WITH SPECIAL GUEST RANDY BRECKER AT SCULLERS

Brian Bromberg, with special guest Randy Brecker, will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, April 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Brian Bromberg is a World Renowned Jazz Bassist and record producer who performs on both electric and acoustic instruments. A 4-time GRAMMY Nominee, Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists. Dinner & Show: $70 - Show only: $30.


ONT: THE JOE SEALY TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Joe Sealy Trio (with Paul Novotny on bass and Mark Kelso on drums) will perform as the opening act for Toronto's newest jazz venue THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) Thursday through Saturday, April 4th, 5th & 6th at 9:00 pm. On the 5th the trio will be joined by elegant crooner Colin Hunter and saxophonist Perry White. On Saturday, the 6th, they will be joined by the delightful Barbara Lica and saxophonist Mike Murley. For more than five decades Joe Sealy has enjoyed a successful career as a musician, actor, composer, music director and recording artist. During this time he has been featured on numerous television shows, toured throughout North America and Europe, worked with many major names in the entertainment industry including Sammy Davis Jr., John Candy and jazz greats Joe Williams and Milt Jackson, and won some of Canada's most prestigious awards. Joe's television appearances have included such programs as Adrienne Clarkson presents, "The Spirit of Africville", Jazzman and Hallelujah, while his musical director credits include the highly acclaimed Tonya Lee Williams Gospel Jubilee television special, CBC's 75th Anniversary Gala at the Glenn Gould Studio, and most recently The Children's Aid Foundation fundraiser at the Carlu. There is a $15 cover.

DC: RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA "GAMAK" AT BLUES ALLEY

Rudresh Mahanthappa "Gamak" will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday & Friday, April 4th & 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Rudresh's rare ability to synthesize South Indian music concepts with a seemingly boundless range of unexpected influences frequently characterizes him as one of the most important artists in the music today - a distinction the Jazz Journalists Association recently echoed by naming him Alto Saxophonist of the Year three consecutive times from 2009-2011. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: BYRON NEASE IN "THE PHANTOM ... WITHOUT THE OPERA"

Broadway leading man, Byron Nease, will bring his show "The Phantom ... without the Opera" to CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Thursday, April 4th at 8:00 pm. The show features John Proulx (Grammy Award winner) on piano; David Sills on saxophone, flute; and Lori Moran as special guest vocalist. Byron's cabaret show promises to be entertaining, uplifting and touching, and includes some of the most beautiful music ever written for stage and screen. M. Moran will be joining him near the end of the program to sing a few duets, including "All I Ask of You" (from Phantom), and another Andrew Lloyd Webber favorite, "Unexpected Song". Byron is known primarily for his very successful run in Phantom of the Opera (he played Raoul, and then returned as The Phantom years later), and for his highly acclaimed published autobiographical "Beyond The Mask...No More: A Phantom Star's Journey Through Love, Abuse, Fame, Loss to Re-Invention". There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: LAY-LAH WAZIR - A NIGHTMARE ON HIGH STREET

Following the success of "Pyramids & Pimm's" at the 2012 Comedy Festival, character comedienne Yvonne Malik returns to the stage, as the belly dancing Bo-gyptian, Lay-lah Wazir at COMEDY ON COLLINS (156 Collins Street, Melbourne, NSW, AUS - 9017 0104) on Wednesdays through Saturdays, April 3rd through 20th. Loudmouth Lay-lah from Lalor has a 'PhB' in belly dance and is always ready to show off her moves to anyone who asks - and everyone else as well. When she uproots her family in search of the 'Great Australian Dream' at Lalor Fortress Heights (a shiny new housing estate in Melbourne's outer north), she realises the fairytale she was sold is much more akin to a nightmare, despite having acquired all the necessities: a McMansion, hummer and several sixty inch plasmas. Directed by Russell Fletcher, Yvonne Malik is an Arabic female comedienne from the northern suburbs of Melbourne, performing at comedy venues as the one and only housing estate princess, much to the delight of her audiences. Using her original blend of cultural comedy and satire, she pokes fun at modern day excesses and the notion of 'the perfect life' on outer suburban housing estates. Be warned, this show may also include Lay-lah's artistically challenged belly dance routines! Call for cover/minimum information.

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WEDNESDAY - APRIL 3rd

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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


Following a successful four-month run at San Martin on the East Side, Chris Barrett brings his music to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) for an open ended run on Mondays through Wednesdays starting Monday, January 21st. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 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's career highlights include repeat engagements at New York's Stanhope, Carlyle, Pierre, UN Plaza and Westbury Hotels. Also in New York he has appeared in cabaret at The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, Helen's Hideaway Room, Danny's Skylight Room, Judy's Chelsea, L'Omnibus d' Maxims; The Reprise Room @ Dillon's and the famed FireBird Cafe. He most recently concluded a four month run at upstairs @ San Martin, NYC. There is no cover charge.
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NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: FUNNY JAZZ CHICKS

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, April 3rd features the Funny Jazz Chicks: Joan Crowe - Singer, Sue Matsuki - Singer and Janice Friedman - Piano. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: BEN RIMALOWER: PATTI ISSUES EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 24th

Patti Issues will be performed by Ben Rimalower at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesdays, March 6th, 13th, 20th, and April 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th - all shows at 9:30 pm. (No performances March 27th) Patti Issues mark's Rimalower's debut as a playwright and performer, after serving as the director of numerous Off-Broadway plays, concerts and all-star benefits (and blogging for the Huffington Post). With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men's time-old obsessions with divas. When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort - like so many gay boys before him and after - in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ROCK TRIO ARCTA AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

ARCTA will appear at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm. ARCTA is a progressive rock trio founded in 2009 and based in NYC. They take most of their influences from the classic progressive rock bands and their music can be described as "orchestral" at times and never noisy. ARCTA is fronted by singer-songwriter/keyboardist, Tom Modern, a well known NYC personality. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS ASAKO

THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) presents Asako on Thursday, April 4th at 7:00 pm. She is joined by Michael Kanan on Piano; Neal Miner on Bass; and Michael Petrosion on Drums. Born in Toyama, Japan, Asako fell in love with Jazz when she was 20 years old. She was encouraged by her long time mentor and singer Hirotaka Izumi. Her first professional engagement was to sing the Japanese National Anthem on Nippon Broadcasting Inc of Japan. Moving to New York City in 2004, Asako has been on the scene ever since and also recently started to study with Concord Recording Artist, Karrin Allyson. Her CD "All of Me" marks her first recording and features some great standards with lovely arrangements with a stellar band. (Part of) All of Me - will be released in 2013. There is a #20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND AT BIRDLAND

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band performs every Wednesday at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) at 5:30 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. 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 $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Pat Martino Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 2nd through 6th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino got his start on the "chitlin' circuit" in the 1960s with organ groups led by "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Charles Earland and others. Having made a full and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness in the 1980's that caused him to forget how to play the guitar, Martino relearned by listening to his own early recordings and has re-emerged as a veteran presence on the jazz scene due in part to a successful association with Blue Note Records. Today, Martino lives in his native Philadelphia and continues to grow as a musician. His playing is as fiery and technically brilliant as ever and he constantly challenges himself with new music and exciting band mates. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: "ELAINE STRITCH AT THE CARLYLE - MOVIN' OVER AND OUT"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) announces the return of its most famous resident, Elaine Stritch, to the Cafe Carlyle for her final engagement, Tuesday through Saturday, April 2nd through 6th at 8:45 pm. Her new show, Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin' Over and Out, a freeform evening of story and song, will play for one week only. This will be the final chance to see Ms. Stritch - who has been dubbed the Carlyle's own "Octogenarian Eloise" - give one of her now-legendary performances at her home venue, before she leaves the Carlyle Hotel and the city of New York for good. (Ms. Stritch will be relocating to her home state of Michigan.) Elaine Stritch has played 4 sold-out engagements at the Cafe Carlyle over the past 7 years. Ms. Stritch will be joined by her longtime musical collaborator, Rob Bowman, at the piano. There is a $125 cover charge per person and $85 bar seating per person.


NYC: LEE ROY REAMS - SONG AND DANCE MAN

Carol Channing. Juliet Prowse. Gwen Verdon. Bob Fosse. Jerry Herman. Richard Rodgers. Lauren Bacall. Gower Champion. Those are just a few of the legendary performers about whom you'll hear loving tales when Broadway royalty Lee Roy Reams steps on stage for one special performance only at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm. His ten Broadway credits run the gamut from Sweet Charity, Applause, Lorelei, Hello, Dolly, and 42nd Street to La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, and The Producers. In Song & Dance Man, expect tunes from those hits (including Lullabye of Broadway, Put on Your Sunday Clothes, and 42nd Street), to gems such as Pretty Women and Real Live Girl. Come get the theatrical dish from a fellow who was there to see it all, from Dolly's lashes to Billy Lawlor's well worn tap shoes. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: EX LIBRIS: A TRIP TO THE LIBRARY WITH ALEXANDRA SILBER

On Wednesday, April 3rd at 9:30 pm, Broadway newcomer Alexandra Silber makes her venue debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with Ex Libris: A Trip to the Library, a musical celebration of all things bookish. In this celebration of the written word, lyrical and otherwise, Alexandra takes her audience on a tour of some of her favorite prose in this self-proclaimed "book-stravaganza." Alexandra recently made her Broadway debut, starring opposite Tyne Daly in Master Class. Musical director is Tedd Firth. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO AT 54 BELOW

On Wednesdays at 11:00 pm, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents Late Night: The Studio. It is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: including comedians, musicians, songwriters and improv groups. Each week will feature a different new New York artist, so visit the website calendar to see what each Wednesday has in store for you. No cover charge, just a $20 food/drink minimum.

BOS: STEVE SMITH & VITAL INFORMATION AT SCULLERS

Steve Smith & Vital Information (Andy Fusco, Mark Soskin, Baron Browne & Vinny Valentino) will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, April 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Now approaching their 30th year of touring and recording since their initial 1983 release, Steve Smith and Vital Information has become a formidable jazz/fusion juggernaut whose longevity surpasses every major fusion group. Over the past 30 years some of the extraordinary musicians that have toured and recorded with Vital Information include Mike Stern, Dean Brown, Tim Landers, Kai Eckhardt, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Andrews and Frank Gambale. Dinner & Show: $65 - Show only: $25.


DC: OTIS TAYLOR AT BLUES ALLEY WITH MATO NANJI

Otis Taylor, with Mato Nanji will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, April 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With Otis Taylor, it's best to expect the unexpected. While his music, an amalgamation of roots styles in their rawest form, discusses heavyweight issues like murder, homelessness, tyranny, and injustice, his personal style is lighthearted. Part of Taylor's appeal is his contrasting character traits. But it is precisely this element of surprise that makes him one of the most compelling artists to emerge in recent years. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: LAY-LAH WAZIR - A NIGHTMARE ON HIGH STREET

Following the success of "Pyramids & Pimm's" at the 2012 Comedy Festival, character comedienne Yvonne Malik returns to the stage, as the belly dancing Bo-gyptian, Lay-lah Wazir at COMEDY ON COLLINS (156 Collins Street, Melbourne, NSW, AUS - 9017 0104) on Wednesdays through Saturdays, April 3rd through 20th. Loudmouth Lay-lah from Lalor has a 'PhB' in belly dance and is always ready to show off her moves to anyone who asks - and everyone else as well. When she uproots her family in search of the 'Great Australian Dream' at Lalor Fortress Heights (a shiny new housing estate in Melbourne's outer north), she realises the fairytale she was sold is much more akin to a nightmare, despite having acquired all the necessities: a McMansion, hummer and several sixty inch plasmas. Directed by Russell Fletcher, Yvonne Malik is an Arabic female comedienne from the northern suburbs of Melbourne, performing at comedy venues as the one and only housing estate princess, much to the delight of her audiences. Using her original blend of cultural comedy and satire, she pokes fun at modern day excesses and the notion of 'the perfect life' on outer suburban housing estates. Be warned, this show may also include Lay-lah's artistically challenged belly dance routines! Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: DWIGHT THOMAS VAUGHN AND THE MISSOURI STATESMEN AT THE IRIDIUM

They're bringing country music to the hottest jazz spot on Broadway! DWIGHT THOMAS VAUGHN AND THE MISSOURI STATESMEN celebrate Tom's Southern roots as they make their debut at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Tuesday, April 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It's also the official release of his new CD "In These Genes", recorded in Nashville. (available on iTunes, Amazon AND AT THE SHOW.) The Missouri Statesmen features Musical Director Sean Harkness on Guitar, Bill Turner on Dobro, Banjo and Acoustic Guitar, Kenney Kosec on Fiddle, Jacob Silvers on Bass, and Wally Usiatynski on Drums. Back up gals include Caitlin Kerchner and Leasen Almquist. Joining Broadway World Cabaret Nominee Tom, will be 2013 MAC Award Winners, Lorinda Lisitza and Ted Stafford of the "Ted and Lo Show"! And, there may be more surprise guests, popping in too! The evening, directed by his old, old pal, MAC, Bistro Award Winner and Broadway alum, Raissa Katona Bennett, will be filled with the sounds of today's country, traditional country, folk and bluegrass - The kind of music that begs you to grab your cowboy hat and put your boots on. Be sure to come a long and join in on the fun. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: JERRY COSTANZO: INVITATION - NEW CD RELEASE PARTY

Critically acclaimed Vocalist and popular song stylist Jerry Costanzo returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm to announce his exciting new CD release "Invitation". Mr. Costanzo has assembled a quartet of New York's finest musicians, including Pianist/arranger Tedd Firth, Guitarist Joe Cohn, Bassist Neal Miner and Drummer Johathan Mele, to accompany him on this latest project. These fine musicians have lent their exceptional musical talents on Mr. Costanzo's previously successful releases, "Destination Moon" and "Can't We Be Friends?", creating a marvelous collaboration that continues to delight Mr. Costanzo's audiences. "Invitation" features 14 songs including the title track, as well as a new single "The Lonely One/Nature Boy", a medley of two Nat King Cole classic tunes, to be released in advance of the full album. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


Following a successful four-month run at San Martin on the East Side, Chris Barrett brings his music to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) for an open ended run on Mondays through Wednesdays starting Monday, January 21st. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 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 no cover charge.
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NYC: BEAT KAESTLI OPENS NEW VENUE: 2ND FLOOR ON CLINTON

Beat Kaestli will premier a new vocal series called "INAUGURAL CABARET SERIES" at a new venue in NYC called 2ND FLOOR ON CLINTON (67 Clinton Street, NYC - ) on Tuesday, April 2nd, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Beat will be joined by Jamie Reynolds on piano and Gary Wang on bass. Beat Kaestli is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer. In 1993 he moved to New York City and was awarded a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. While honing his craft alongside noteworthy Jazz performers, such as Jane Monheit, Jason Moran and Stefon Harris, he immersed himself in Manhattan's fiercely competitive music scene, emerging as a seasoned performer. He now appears in clubs such as The Blue Note, Birdland, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Jazz Standard and The Stone, performing with Jazz greats, like Esperanza Spalding, Jon Hendricks, Gregoire Maret, Joel Frahm, Billy Drummond, Magos Herrera and Hendrik Meurkens.Currently,Kaestli is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming French tribute "Collage", as he continues his international touring with festivals in Brazil and Asia, the Swiss Awards in Australia and shows in Chile and Europe. There is a $25 cover. Space is limited to 30, online reservations only at http://2ndflooronclinton.com/WebPages/Salons.html

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), Tuesday nights April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th at 9:30 pm.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: PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Pat Martino Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 2nd through 6th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino got his start on the "chitlin' circuit" in the 1960s with organ groups led by "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Charles Earland and others. Having made a full and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness in the 1980's that caused him to forget how to play the guitar, Martino relearned by listening to his own early recordings and has re-emerged as a veteran presence on the jazz scene due in part to a successful association with Blue Note Records. Today, Martino lives in his native Philadelphia and continues to grow as a musician. His playing is as fiery and technically brilliant as ever and he constantly challenges himself with new music and exciting band mates. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE WBGO JAZZ SERIES - PETER BERNSTEIN QUINTET

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) presents the WBGO Jazz Series, featuring weekly Tuesday evening performances by the greats. Just around the corner from Swing Street, jazz legends come to Broadway's Nightclub to play and sing the night away in grand style. Whether you're a jazz buff or new to the genre, this series sponsored by the country's premier jazz station promises a truly classic only-in-New York experience. Tuesday, April 2nd will feature the Peter Bernstein Quintet with Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, Frank Wess, and John Webber, with performances at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. This evening of jazz greats is rounded out with the explosive and deep groove of pianist Harold Mabern - a sublime way to start off 54 Below's WBGO Jazz series. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: "ELAINE STRITCH AT THE CARLYLE - MOVIN' OVER AND OUT"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600 - ) announces the return of its most famous resident, Elaine Stritch, to the Cafe Carlyle for her final engagement, Tuesday through Saturday, April 2nd through 6th at 8:45 pm. Her new show, Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin' Over and Out, a freeform evening of story and song, will play for one week only. This will be the final chance to see Ms. Stritch - who has been dubbed the Carlyle's own "Octogenarian Eloise" - give one of her now-legendary performances at her home venue, before she leaves the Carlyle Hotel and the city of New York for good. (Ms. Stritch will be relocating to her home state of Michigan.) Elaine Stritch has played 4 sold-out engagements at the Cafe Carlyle over the past 7 years. Ms. Stritch will be joined by her longtime musical collaborator, Rob Bowman, at the piano. There is a $125 cover charge per person and $85 bar seating per person.


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 February 2nd are Alice Ripley (Tony Award winner from Next to Normal), The Skivvies, Ben Rimalower ("Patti Issues," MAC Award winner), Jackie Arnold (from Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Victoria Cook (from Into the Woods), Katrina Rose Dideriksen (from Las Vegas's Hairspray, Bloodsong of Love), Shaynee Rainbolt (award winning Jazz Vocalist), Nick Dalton (from Las Vegas's Hairspray) with Jessica Vosk, Michelle Dowdy, and a special appearance by Joe Iconis. No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.


DC: BRIAN BROMBERG & THE COMPARED TO THAT BAND AT BLUES ALLEY

Brian Bromberg & The Compared to That Band featuring Brian Bromberg (bass), Randy Brecker (Trumpet), Chris Farr (Sax) & Tom Fink (Drums) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Tuesday, April 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Brian Bromberg certainly has evolved into a very respected voice in music industry. From smashing through the barriers of how the bass is SUPPOSED to be played, cutting edge bass design, to being recognized as a world-class producer, songwriter, and session musician. He keeps pushing the envelope to become the best that he can be and to keep pushing the boundaries. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


Following a successful four-month run at San Martin on the East Side, Chris Barrett brings his music to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) for an open ended run on Mondays through Wednesdays starting Monday, January 21st. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 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 no cover charge.
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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: KAREN MASON RETURNS WITH "SECRETS OF THE ANCIENT DIVAS"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce the return of Broadway actress and cabaret star Karen Mason, who will be performing a brand new show, "Secrets of the Ancient Divas" on Monday, April 1st at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). "Secrets of the Ancient Divas" is a whimsically titled look at a subject Mason holds near and dear to her heart: the iconic singers who have influenced her. In this concert, she will take on the songs of Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Shirley Bassey and Barbra Streisand. Songs will include "The Trolley Song," "The Way We Were," "The Man That Got Away," and "Goldfinger." The musical director for the evening will be Christopher Denny, with direction by Barry Kleinbort. Karen Mason recently starred on Broadway as The Queen of Hearts in Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland, and as Velma Von Tussle in the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash hit Hairspray. Mason originated the role of Tanya in Mamma Mia!, for which she was awarded a 2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress. Karen also starred as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, a role that she played over 200 times to critical praise and standing ovations on Broadway and in Los Angeles. She had previously won the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in And The World Goes Round. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: NYC's NEXT TOP DRAG QUEEN CONTEST AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) hosts its first "New York's Next Top Drag Queen Contest." The six-week affair, running five Mondays from April 1st to May 6th (no show on April 8th), will pit eight pre-selected drag queen artists who will be judged not by looks alone but by how well they sing and entertain. Hosted by Hedda Lettuce, the highly competitive contest will feature a parade of treats for the eyes, special guests, surprise guest judges and a mystery judge whose identity will hopefully be revealed at the contest's finale. Competing will be these promising entertainers, all of whom have been rigorously pre-screened: Goldie Fische (a.k.a. Gerry Mastrolia); Titania Steele (a.k.a. Danny Marr); Bootsie Lafaris (a.k.a. Justin Keller); Ninna Rubi (a.k.a. Ricky Reyes); Millie Grams (a.k.a. Sam Given); Reverend Yolanda (a.k.a. Roger Mapes); Sonja Brooks (a.k.a. Ben Christopher Marshell); and Didi Panache (a.k.a. Douglas McGeouch). For details and a schedule of performances, see http://www.metropolitanroom.com 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: "THE CALLBACK" AT 54 BELOW HOSTED BY CHRISTINE PEDI

Beginning Monday, March 18th, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) launches "The Callback," a weekly Monday night competition in which aspiring artists will perform for a chance to win their own engagement at 54 Below. The new weekly late-night event will be hosted by Christine Pedi (Sirius XM Radio host, Forbidden Broadway, Talk Radio.) Preliminary shows are selected Mondays through May 27th. Semi-finals are April 8th, May 6th, and June 3rd. There is no cover charges, just a $20 food/drink minimum. See all the rules and show schedules at http://54below.com/wordpress/?artist=the-callback


NYC: GEORGIA STITT & FRIENDS: YOU DON'T KNOW STITT

Georgia Stitt brings her show You Don't Know Stitt to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 ) on Monday, April 1st at 9:30 pm. After years of living in Los Angeles, composer/lyricist Georgia Stitt is coming home to New York City! Armed with a slew of brand new songs, a fantastic band, and the talents of some of New York's most exciting singers, Georgia's homecoming concert introduces her to us all over again. Special guests include Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys), Julia Murney (Wicked, Lennon), Jessica Rush (Jersey Boys, Gypsy), and Jonathan Shew. An award-winning theatre composer, Georgia's acclaimed recordings feature an array of Broadway's finest talents, including Cheyenne Jackson, Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, and others and are available on the PSClassics and Sh-K-Boom labels. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARILYN MAYE'S "MAYE-DEN VOYAGE" AT 54 BELOW EXTENDED
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH


54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents cabaret and theatre legend Marilyn Maye and the debut of her new show "MAYE-DEN Voyage" for an additional 2 dates - Monday, April 2nd and Friday, April 5th, both shows at 7:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, and 8:00 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. From her first appearance in the spotlight as a tiny pre-teen vocalist in a series of amateur contests in Topeka, Kansas to being dubbed "A National Treasure," Marilyn Maye continues to entertain audiences with her skill of performing. With a Grammy nomination in the mid-Sixties as Best New Artist, a bevy of awards reflecting her showmanship, her illustrious singing career is still going strong after a life-time spent entertaining audiences. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: BOWIE STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE & NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ BAND AT BLUES ALLEY

BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) presents two student bands in one night on Monday, April 1st. At 8:00 pm, they present the BSU jazz band, a select group of approximately 20 musicians who make up a fully instrumented "big band." Emphasis is placed on the study of diverse jazz styles and literature, ensemble performance, and improvisation. At 10:00 pm, the featured group is the Northern Virginia Community College Jazz Band, a 20+ member group that performs classic and original big band works from the 1930s until today. Students meet once a week as a class near the Alexandria Campus and perform at events on and off campus. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: SONGS I HEARD ON DAD'S HI-FI, WITH DUNCAN MOORE

Dunkin Moore brings his show Songs I Heard on Dad's Hi-Fi to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Monday, April 1st at 8:00 pm. Between 1958 and 1970, composers for movies, Broadway, jazz and rock gave us a wealth of memorable tunes and lyrics. Dunkin's father, a sometime bass player, filled the family room with the sounds of Dave Brubeck, Henry Mancini, Burt Bacharach, Lennon-McCartney, and many others. Now Dunkin will bring some fresh interpretations of these classics from the golden age. Musical director is Mark Burnell. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SPECIAL NOTICE FROM LIVE AT THE RRAZZ

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) has been forced to close once again because of noise issue complaints - Based upon results from their permit hearing this past week, they report that the Patti LuPone concerts scheduled for March 19-24 will take place at LIVE AT THE RRAZZ. Besides this specific engagement, all other live performances will be temporarily called off until the end of April. Sales will be suspended while we await information on the specific shows as to whether they will be cancelled or postponed. Patrons can either request refunds or hold on to their tickets for information on rescheduled dates. The Miranda Sings concert on March 17, 2013 will happen. The event will take place at The Brava Theater Center SF. The very successful KBLX Sunday Brunch will continue weekly from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, as will the daily Happy Hour from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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