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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
MAY 2013

MONDAY through SUNDAY - April 29th to May 5th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - MAY 5th

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NYC: ROCHELLE AND PAUL CHAMLIN - "LET'S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Take a trip with Paul and Rochelle as they explore the pleasures, frustrations, and rewards of hitting the road at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday May 5th at 4:00 pm and Wednesday May 8th at 7:00pm. This journey through song will include great standards, humorous numbers, wistful ballads, and the usual underperformed gems and novelties from the "files of Paul Chamlin" - plus a premiere by songwriters Roger Schore and Nancy Winston. This is the sixth show from the critically acclaimed duo, who continue to delight audiences with their high-spirited banter, beautifully blended voices, and unique chemistry. Directed by Teresa Fischer with John Loehrke on Bass, this is a trip you won't want to miss. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: NINA SIEGEL & FRIENDS AIDS WALK NY BENEFIT
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Nina Siegel and friends will present an afternoon of rising talent at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, May 5th at 4:00 pm. Featuring acoustic folk singer, Heather Maston, musical theater diva, Elise Holman, country pop/rock singer, Kerri Leigh, and American Idol top 40 'girls' finalist, blue-eyed soul singer, Nina Siegel will perform to raise money for AIDS Walk NY with Voices United. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: FEMALE JAZZ VOCAL TRIO STRING OF PEARLS AT THE MET

New York's own String Of Pearls will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, May 5th at 7:00 pm. String of Pearls is a female jazz vocal trio that performs vintage "girl group" music and modern vocal jazz with swing, style, and superb musicality. Sue Halloran, Jeanne O'Connor and Holli Ross were all working as professional solo singers in New York when they were brought together to perform at a nostalgia-oriented concert. Since then the group has created a sophisticated repertoire that ranges from authentic re-creations of Boswell Sisters songs from the 1930s to adventurous original jazz vocal arrangements. The Pearls' charming show can move from Andrews Sisters to Sinatra, Basie, Brazilian, bebop, and pop. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "COWGIRLS & HOOKERS!"

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, May 5th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Cowgirls & Hookers!". Co-Host will be Sue Matsuki. In the Salon Spotlight: MAC Award Winning Vocal Group Marquee Five: Mick Bleyer, Lynsey Buckelew, Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, and Julie Reyburn. 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.
NO SALON ON MOTHERS' DAY MAY 12th

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF PAUL ROBESON
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 5th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of Paul Robeson. David will also conduct an in-studio interview with David Friedman about his latest CD releases: Different Light & Let Me Fly. 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: THE MONKEES' PETER TORK AT THE IRIDIUM

The Monkees' Peter Tork will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, May 5th at 3:00 & 8:00 pm. Peter Tork skyrocketed to fame in 1966, but the stories and musical heritage of this gifted, articulate musician and storyteller have remained unheard - and unseen - until now. Still breaking new ground in a five-decade career, Peter Tork lifts the veil on stage with "In This Generation: My Life in the Monkees and so much more". Previously unseen photos and footage, unheard songs, and hits fans know and love come together powerfully and gracefully as Tork weaves the tale of a musical education in folk and pop that culminates with his early years as a performer in the clubs of Greenwich Village. But it is a move to California, and a recommendation by friend Stephen Stills, that leads Peter to audition for a part in a TV series. Reissue producer and writer Andrew Sandoval, who has overseen the legacy of the Monkees for over 20 years and arranged their acclaimed 2011 and 2012 tours, is producing the show alongside Peter. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) every Sunday night at 9:00 pm. Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE MICHEL CAMILO TRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Michel CamiloTrio (with Michel Camilo, piano; Lincoln Goines, bass;Cliff Almond, drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, April 30th through May 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. A pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer that flavors his tunes with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Michel Camilo's musical language is an expressive combination of his Dominican Republic musical heritage and a rich, intelligent use of jazz harmonies and textures. Camilo composed his first piece at age five then studied at the National Conservatory for thirteen years. At age sixteen, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. Mr. Camilo's recordings and compositions have earned him numerous awards including Grammy awards, Grammy nominations, and Emmy awards. His compositions have been performed by some of the top jazz and Latin jazz artists on the scene today including Manhattan Transfer and Paquito D'Rivera. There is a $20 cover.

NYC: JOE ICONIS & FAMILY AT 54 BELOW

After a sold-out holiday run, musical theater writer Joe Iconis is proud to bring his unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree back to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, May 5th at 7:00 pm. The huge cast of brilliant actor/ singers, lunatic musicians and legendary special guests will offer you an evening where searing character studies meet drunken back room sing-alongs. The cast and band is as follows: Adam Guettel (May 5 only), Jeremy Jordan (April 20 only), Nick Blaemire (April 26 only), Liz Lark Brown, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Molly Hager, Dennis Michael Keefe, MK Lawson, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse (April 20 only), Krysta Rodriguez, Rob Rokicki, Mike Rosengarten, Lance Rubin, Jared Weiss, Jason SweetTooth Williams, and more performers to be announced! Jennifer Ashley Tepper produces. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY "FROM SASSY TO DIVINE: A CELEBRATION OF SARAH VAUGHAN"

Singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway returns to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9800) to pay tribute to NEA Jazz Master and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sarah Vaughan, the singer to whom Callaway is most often compared. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, May 2nd through 5th, with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Callaway takes the comparison as a compliment, having already demonstrated her comfort with several daring, assured, and well-received tributes to her influences and contemporaries; from covers of classic ballads that already have decades-old "definitive" renditions, to the "Streisand Songbook," Callaway knows how to add her own voice to a wide range of popular repertoire. Recently Callaway won her 15th MAC Award for her show the "Streisand Songbook". For these performances, song selections may include "Like Someone in Love," "Misty," "There Will Never Be Another You," and "A Night in Tunisia." Callaway will perform her long-time Musical Director/pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Dean Johnson, and drummer Tim Horner. Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. She's written over 250 songs including two Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand and the theme for the hit TV series "The Nanny." This year, Ann has taken the symphony world by storm with her tribute to her legendary mentor in "The Streisand Songbook" which she premiered with The Boston Pops and will be touring nationwide through 2013. Ann has recorded 12 solo CD's including the celebrated "At Last" and is a guest artist on over 45 CDs. There is a $40-$45 cover.

NJ: DARYL SHERMAN AT SHANGHAI JAZZ

Daryl Sherman with James Chirillo on guitar and Boots Maleson on bass will perform at SHANGHAI JAZZ (24 Main Street, Madison, NJ - 973-822-2899 - ) on Sunday, May 5th with sets from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. For 14 years Ms. Sherman played and sang for savvy New Yorkers and international visitors at the Waldorf Astoria's famed Cole Porter Steinway. Last June, she headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown of Peru, IN. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59 Theaters where she was lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. As a sparkling mainstay of Manhattan's nightlife, there's hardly jazz joint, supper club, Chinese restaurant or hotel that Daryl has missed. Her many recordings are in regular national rotation on Cable TV's Music Choice and Sirius/XM Radio. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD - which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. Call for cover/minimum information.

TOR: BILL MAYS AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

On Sunday evening, May 5th, brilliant, multiple award-winning pianist/ composer/ arranger, Bill Mays will take the stage at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) with his trio, featuring Pat Collins on bass and Terry Clarke on drums. Mays is a veteran artist with an extensive musical resume, having taken part in all kinds of session work, ranging from movie soundtracks to jazz, backing vocalists and even working with Frank Zappa. Mays paid his dues as a sideman with Sarah Vaughan, Bud Shank and Gerry Mulligan while he also played with Benny Golson, Bud Shank, Art Pepper and the Mel Lewis Orchestra. His activities as a leader began to pick up during the '80s, recording a duo date with Red Mitchell and two duo CDs with Ray Drummond. Since then he has recorded on a steady basis. In 2009 Mays took over the piano chair in the Phil Woods Quintet yet he still finds time to lead his own trio. For this special performance, dinner will be available from 6:00 PM and sets will be at 7:00 and 9:00 PM. The Music Charge for this event will be $20.

DC: KENNY GARRETT AT BLUES ALLEY

Legendary Saxophonist Kenny Garrett performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, May 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. From collaborating with the New Jersey symphony on Adagio For Strings to mixing it up with hip-hop legend GURU on his Jazzmatazz projects; From swinging hard with legends Miles Davis and Art Blakey, to rockin' out with Sting and Peter Gabriel. Grammy winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett brings a muscular yet lyrical eloquence to everything he does. Kenny Garrett received a Soul Train Award nomination for his 2012 studio album Seeds from the Underground in Best Traditional Jazz Artist/Group category, two Grammy nominations for "Seeds from the Underground" followed in Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo categories. "Seeds from the Underground" also received a NAACP Image Award nomination in the Outstanding Jazz Album category. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: JULIE KURZAVA AND DIANE KINSLEY IN "WIT, WHIMSY AND GERSHWIN"

Julie Kurzava and Diane Kinsley bring their show "Wit, Whimsy and Gershwin" to CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) on Sunday, May 5th at 7:30 pm. Through the endless optimism of the 20s and the deep depression of the 30s, George and Ira Gershwin's songs captivated America. George's energetic, colorful tunes combined with Ira's breezy wit, set the standard for popular music as the day. Not only were they icons themselves, but they were hugely influential among their peers on Broadway and in Hollywood. Singer Julie Kurzava and pianist Diane Kinsley go back to that time, presenting standards and lesser known songs by George & Ira Gershwin, plus a few from their friends and contemporaries, including Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern & Cole Porter. There is a $10 cover.


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, May 5th 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.: SUNDAYS IN SUMMER CABARET SERIES OPENS WITH ALIX KOREY

Broadway's Alix Korey will open the 4th Season Of 26 Weekly Shows of the acclaimed Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series at the THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 pm. Alix Korey will present a sneak-peak premiere of her new one-woman show entitled "Alix Korey Celebrates Ethel Merman" with Chris Marlowe on piano. It features show-stopping numbers from Merman's long and illustrious career in Broadway and Hollywood musicals, with special arrangements and accompaniment by noted musical director Chris Marlowe, plus stories from backstage and Merman's personal life. Alix Korey, now a Valley resident, has a long list of Broadway credits including: "All Shook Up". "Chicago", "45 Seconds from Broadway", "Triumph of Love", "Ain't Broadway Grand", "Show Boat", "Is There Life After High School", "Pirates of Penzance", "Hello,Dolly ('78 revival), "An Evening with Jerry Herman" and many more. Les Michaels, of Life Is A Cabaret, produces the shows. There is a $10 cover (cash).


L.A.: KRITZERLAND: THE RANDY NEWMAN ALBUM

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "Once In A Lifetime: The Songs of Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse Together and Apart" on Sunday, May 5th 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 Kathy Deitch (Broadway:Wicked, Footloose. LA: Silence! the Musical, Rent, Hollywood Bowl; Raising Hope, "Burt Mitzvah") Lisa Livesay (Nat'l Tour, Wicked, Glinda; Monteen, Parade, Center Theatre Group; Tribute to Alan Menken, New York) Jane Noseworthy (Reprises's Carousel; Taming of the Shrew, A Noise Within; Kodak Theatre's A Christmas Carol) Michael Shepperd (Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors; The Color Purple, Celebration; Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan, Internat'l Tour) John Sloman (Broadway: Revival Music Man; TV: Passion, PBS; Mad Men (Raymond "Heinz" Geiger); OutsideTheBox Chinatown) Sami Staitman (Annie, Annie, Pioneer; Young Cosette, Les Miserables; Singing in the Rain; The King & I, Cabrillo Theatre) Sarah Staitman (Olive, Putnam County Spelling Bee; Joseph Technicolor Dreamcoat tour; The King & I, Cabrillo Theatre) with Music Director Tom Griep and special guests, David Burnham and Joan Ryan. As a songwriting team, Newley and Bricusse hit it right out of the park with their very first collaboration, Stop the World, I Want to Get Off, which was a huge hit both in England and then in the United States. Cover charge is $28 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.

SF: KIM WATERS AT YOSHI'S

Saxophonist Kim Waters will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, May 5th at 7:00 pm - one show only. Kim Waters has built an impressive and enviable career giving his fans what they want, along the way garnering praise from critics and fans alike and becoming one of the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. His winning combination of sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion, coupled with his technique and soulfulness have helped him to score over thirteen #1 hits and over 20 Top 10 hits. Everyone from Al Green and Isaac Hayes to Phyllis Hyman, Kenny Lattimore and Teddy Riley and Guy has tapped his creative genius. In the Summer of 2011 Waters also had a song featured in the movie Larry Crowne starring Oscar winning actors Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks. Never one to rest on his laurels, the prolific saxophonist is constantly creating. There is a $24 cover.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - MAY 4th

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NYC: MATT YEE'S OUTRAGEOUS ADULT SING ALONG SHOW DIVAS LIVE!

Matt Yee's Outrageous Adult Sing Along Show 'Divas Live!' hits 42nd Street's THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday & Sunday, May 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm. Matt Yee, that wonderfully funny Entertainer, Artist, Comedian from Hawaii, is back. Matt's Divas our coming out. His previous shows sold out at the Beechman, and are infamous on the Atlantis All Gay Cruises where he's been a Signature Entertainer for over 11 years. Matt recently sang with Glee and Wicked Star Idina Menzel and was featured on Logo and in several national magazine articles recently. His tour includes performances in Asia, Europe, San Francsico and London at the St. James Theater during the Olympics. There is a $37 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. ADULTS ONLY

NYC: PHOEBE LEGERE WITH JOEY ARIAS AT THE CUTTING ROOM

The Cutting Room in association with Earl Dax present Phoebe Legere with special guest Joey Arias at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Saturday, May 4th at 8:00 pm. Singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, actress, painter, inventor, shaman, curator, author and presenter... Legere is an internationally acclaimed transmedia artist. The show will celebrate the American release of her new CD live "East Village/East Berlin" with Alive and Well! - a wild mixture of music, painting and memoir featuring special guest star Joey Arias, who was featured with Legere in the classic cult film MONDO NEW YORK! In Alive and Well! Legere takes her audience on a journey from her Native American roots to her life in the New York underground scene. Maestro Legere combines avant-garde jazz, traditional Native American melodies, classical and electronic music with charming wit, scintillating costumes and live painting. Legere has just returned from a phenomenally successful European tour in which she garnered raves from critics. There is a $25 cover.

NYC: SONNY DAYE AND PERLEY TRIO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

The Sonny Daye and Perley Trio (Sonny Daye - pianist, Perley Rousseau - vocalist, Lou Pappas - bassist) will perform on Saturday, May 5th at 4:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). This concert is the culmination of Sonny and Perley's invitation to perform a prelude concert for legendary American composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, their love of language, and songs that convey the wonderful sense of Spring. Perley was raised on the jazz greats from day one (Ella was the first recorded voice she remembers hearing), and as a young girl she was captivated by the Bossa Nova sounds of Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66. Sonny's musical training began with the drums which he began playing at 7 years old. His inspiration came from his father, his aunt Marion and his godfather who made sure he had a heavy dose of listening to the jazz greats. Sonny & Perley keep a busy performance schedule, touring with their duo, trio, quartet or quintet performing for concerts, festivals, cabaret shows and private events and have released 4 CD. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: RON DABNEY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz vocalist Ron Dabney will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 4th at 7:00 pm. Additional shows are scheduled for Thursdays, June 27th and July 5th, both at 7:00 pm. Ron's new show will feather a mix of old and new classics, including "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most,""Peel Me A Grape," and "I Get A Kick Out Of You." There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ZANI'S FURRY FRIENDS LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND BENEFIT AT BIRDLAND
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Broadway Concerts Direct and Birdland proudly present a benefit concert for animal rescue organization ZANI'S FURRY FRIENDS at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturday, May 4th at 5:00 pm, co-hosted by Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Eric Michael Gillett. Performers include Jim Brochu, Carole Demas, Natalie Douglas, Joanna Morton Gary, La Tanya Hall, Marilyn Maye, Lee Roy Reams, Sarah Rice, Steve Ross, and Steve Schalchlin. Musicians performing include Mark Janas, Piano; Sarah Rice, Theremin; Steve Saari, Piano; Billy Stritch, Piano; Sunabi Yi, Gayageum; Matthew Martin Ward, Piano & Vocals; Bill Zeffiro, Piano & Vocals. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. The 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 wonderful animal rescue organization, Zani's Furry Friends, a tax deductible organization, 501c3. Prizes! Raffles! Auction for some great stuff! There is a $15-$25-$50 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE MICHEL CAMILO TRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Michel CamiloTrio (with Michel Camilo, piano; Lincoln Goines, bass;Cliff Almond, drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, April 30th through May 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. A pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer that flavors his tunes with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Michel Camilo's musical language is an expressive combination of his Dominican Republic musical heritage and a rich, intelligent use of jazz harmonies and textures. Camilo composed his first piece at age five then studied at the National Conservatory for thirteen years. At age sixteen, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. Mr. Camilo's recordings and compositions have earned him numerous awards including Grammy awards, Grammy nominations, and Emmy awards. His compositions have been performed by some of the top jazz and Latin jazz artists on the scene today including Manhattan Transfer and Paquito D'Rivera. There is a $20 cover.

NYC: STEVE KUHN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Steve Kuhn Trio (with Buster Williams - Bass), Joey Baron - Drums) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, April 30th to May 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. After making his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer and others, pianist Steve Kuhn moved beyond the powerful influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with an incredible technique, sense of dynamics and lyricism. Over the last ten years Steve has released several critically acclaimed CDs marking a well-deserved career renaissance. Master bassist Buster Williams is an empathetic sideman known for his subtle sense of swing. He began his professional career in 1960 with saxophonist Jimmy Heath going on to play with jazz legends Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Mary Lou Williams, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon and many others. Rounding out the trio, drummer Joey Baron combines technical acuity with a deep sense of groove. Best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, John Zorn and guitarists John Scofield, John Abercrombie and Jim Hall, Joey has also performed with musicians outside of jazz including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Laurie Anderson and Al Jarreau. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BARBARA COOK AT 54 BELOW

One of the all time great voices comes to the 54 BELOW stage for two very special weeks this April and May, debuting a brand new evening of music! Broadway/Concert/Cabaret icon Barbara Cook will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Tuesday through Friday, April 23rd through May 4th. Showtimes are 7:00 pm on Tuesdays; 7:00 & 9:30 pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays; and 8:30 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Her pure soprano, haunting tone, and warm onstage presence make any evening with Barbara Cook an unforgettable nightlife experience. Not only are Ms. Cook's concert and cabaret performances the stuff of New York legend, but her life in the theatre has stretched from the creation of the leading female roles in the Broadway classics Candide, The Music Man, and She Loves Me, to her recent appearance in Sondheim on Sondheim, and a whole lot in between! Among a heavy mantle of awards, Ms. Cook has been honored with the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Drama Critics Circle Awards, has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, and was recently presented with the Kennedy Center Honor. Cover charge: $65-$75 for 9:30 pm shows, $85-$95 for 7:00 pm shows, $105-$115: 8:30 pm shows plus a $30 food/drink minimum for all shows.


NYC: MICHAEL MUSTO'S 70S DISCO EXTRAVAGANZA

The mirror ball has relocated to the cellar with MICHAEL MUSTO'S 70s DISCO EXTRAVAGANZA at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - / ) on Saturday, May 4th at 11:00 pm. Join downtown legend, disco diva, and Village Voice columnist Michael Musto with his glittery sidekicks Snooky and Tish as he performs live with disco cover band The Elektrik Company, and guest stars Sarah Dash, Orfeh and Joey Arias will be along for some hot tunes. The club is pushing tables and chairs aside to make way for the dance floor, so grab a cocktail and shake your groove thing into the wee hours as 54 Below returns to its fabulous roots. $20 charge for dance floor tickets - VIP seating available from $200-$300 per table. (no food available)


NYC:
STACY SULLIVAN "EAST SIDE LATE NIGHTS" SERIES

Bistro Award and MAC Award winner Stacy Sullivan returns to the New "East Side Late Nights" Music Series at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) with "It's a Good Day: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee" on Thursday through Saturday, May 2nd through 4th at 10:45 pm. She is joined by her musical director Jon Weber with Steve Doyle on bass. Peggy Lee was a Grammy-winning, defining voice of jazz and the American Songbook, and a composer/lyricist of note. In her long career, Ms. Lee penned the score for Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" as well as music and/or lyrics for "Black Coffee," "It's a Good Day," "The Shining Sea," "I Love Being Here With You" and many, many more. Ms. Sullivan has just returned from a sold out engagement at the London club, The Crazy Coqs where she performed this show to rave reviews. There is a $30 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY "FROM SASSY TO DIVINE: A CELEBRATION OF SARAH VAUGHAN"

Singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway returns to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9800) to pay tribute to NEA Jazz Master and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sarah Vaughan, the singer to whom Callaway is most often compared. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, May 2nd through 5th, with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Callaway takes the comparison as a compliment, having already demonstrated her comfort with several daring, assured, and well-received tributes to her influences and contemporaries; from covers of classic ballads that already have decades-old "definitive" renditions, to the "Streisand Songbook," Callaway knows how to add her own voice to a wide range of popular repertoire. Recently Callaway won her 15th MAC Award for her show the "Streisand Songbook". For these performances, song selections may include "Like Someone in Love," "Misty," "There Will Never Be Another You," and "A Night in Tunisia." Callaway will perform her long-time Musical Director/pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Dean Johnson, and drummer Tim Horner. Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. She's written over 250 songs including two Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand and the theme for the hit TV series "The Nanny." This year, Ann has taken the symphony world by storm with her tribute to her legendary mentor in "The Streisand Songbook" which she premiered with The Boston Pops and will be touring nationwide through 2013. Ann has recorded 12 solo CD's including the celebrated "At Last" and is a guest artist on over 45 CDs. There is a $40-$45 cover.

BOS: CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE AND INSIDE STRAIGHT AT SCULLERS

Bassist extraordinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator, Christian McBride, will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, May 3rd & 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. McBride has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Sometimes hard to believe considering this man is not yet 40. New CD 2012 Grammy Winner "The Good Feeling" The Christian McBride Big Band. New CD "Conversations with Christian McBride" Dinner/show: $70 - show only $30.


BOS: JUST JAZZ, JUST JAZZ, ROUND II WITH STANLEY SAGOV & BAND

Celebrate spring with a night of hot and cool jazz at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Saturday, May 4th with shows at with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. featuring jazz keyboardist and composer Dr. Stanley Sagov and his Remembering the Future Jazz Band (John Lockwood on acoustic bass, Bob Gullotti on drums, Robert Douglas Gay on alto sax, Mike Peipman on trumpet, Stan Strickland on sax, flute and vocals). Special Guest vocalist will be Wannetta Jackson. Stanley Sagov is a dazzling jazz pianist and composer from Capetown South Africa who is skilled on a number of musical instruments and who is also skilled with surgical instruments, as he simultaneously has a full time career as a medical doctor. He constantly amazes his colleagues in both music and in medicine with his ability to lead such an intense dual life both as a physician and as a musician. The Remembering the Future Jazz Band was formed in 2009 and its music features a heady mix of high-powered jazz standards, South African music seasoned with jazz flavors and Stanley's own original tunes. There is a $30 (7:30 pm) $25 (10:00 pm) cover.


TOR: STEVE KOVEN TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Pianist/vocalist Steve Koven, joined by Rob Clutton on bass and Anthony Michelli on drums will appear at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 2nd, 3rd & 4th with sets at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Formed in 1993, the trio has performed world-wide, and has established themselves as one of Canada's cultural ambassadors. The band has released nine critically-acclaimed albums since their debut, Live at the Senator, in 1997. Many of their compositions have been used for national and international film and TV productions.There is a $12-$15 cover.


DC: KENNY GARRETT AT BLUES ALLEY

Legendary Saxophonist Kenny Garrett performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, May 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. From collaborating with the New Jersey symphony on Adagio For Strings to mixing it up with hip-hop legend GURU on his Jazzmatazz projects; From swinging hard with legends Miles Davis and Art Blakey, to rockin' out with Sting and Peter Gabriel. Grammy winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett brings a muscular yet lyrical eloquence to everything he does. Kenny Garrett received a Soul Train Award nomination for his 2012 studio album Seeds from the Underground in Best Traditional Jazz Artist/Group category, two Grammy nominations for "Seeds from the Underground" followed in Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo categories. "Seeds from the Underground" also received a NAACP Image Award nomination in the Outstanding Jazz Album category. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: UPTOWN VOCAL JAZZ QUARTET AT GERMANO'S

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet (UVJQ) will perform at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) on Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 pm. UVJQ puts its sublime signature on an engaging vocal jazz genre and breathes new life into the tradition of the great harmonizing vocal groups with its new cool: a repertoire of swinging, tightly harmonized originals and a sound that is quickly becoming a vocalese classic. Members of the group are Ginny Carr (vocal alto), Andre Enceneat (bass vocal), Holly Shockey (soprano vocal), Robert McBride (tenor vocal), Frank Russo (drums), Alan Blackman (piano) and Max Murray (bass). Reviewers, radio hosts, live audiences and listeners around the world have praised this group as a standout for their creative originality and superb musicality. There is a $20 cover.


MW: EMILY SKINNER AT THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB

Broadway vixen Emily Skinner performs some of her favorite and arcane tunes from the classic Broadway songbook ... with a signature Skinner-style twist in Broadway Her Way! at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, May 3rd & 4th at 8:00 pm. Skinner has wowed audiences in musicals such as Side Show, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award, Billy Elliot, Jekyll & Hyde and The Full Monty. Performing songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Gershwin and more, Skinner proves why she is one of Broadway's true leading ladies. Emily Skinner recently starred in the world premiere of The Great American Mousical under the direction of Julie Andrews. Just before that, she originated the role of Monique McCandless in Stephen King/John Mellencamp's Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. On Broadway, she starred in Billy Elliot. Handpicked by acclaimed director Stephen Daldry, she was the very first American selected to play the role of Billy's dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

CHI: THREE DATES WITH "MY FAIR AUDREY" AT DAVENPORTS

Hilary Ann Feldman brings her new show "My Fair Audrey" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturdays, May 4th, 11th & 18th at 8:00 pm. Hilary is joined by pianist Beckie Menzie in this musical tribute to this unique and beautiful star. From WWII refugee to Academy and Tony Award winner, from UNICEF beneficiary to UNICEF Ambassador, Audrey Hepburn was not only a beloved celebrity but also a celebrated human being. Actress, fashion icon, wife, mother, multi-lingual ambassador and humanitarian, Audrey is as adored today as she was half a cenury ago. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: CABARET ON THE GREEN AT THE DATE PALM COUNTRY CLUB

Palm Springs entertainer Les Michaels will launch a new show at AJ'S ON THE GREEN RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE (36200 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA - 760-202-1111). Cabaret On The Green will take place on Saturdays in May from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Dinner reservations for tables in the main room are highly advised or open seating is available in the lounge. Overlooking a lake at the Date Palm Country Club, AJ's is an ideal location for live entertainment with seating for 140 and a baby grand piano that will be played by Joel Baker who has worked along side Les for nearly four years and is considered 'a singer's best friend' for his ability to accompany them in any style but mostly Standards, Jazz, Broadway, and The Great American Songbook. There is no cover charge so food and drink purchase is customary.

SF: GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT BOOKER T. JONES AT YOSHI'S

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history Booker T. Jones will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, May 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. As leader of the legendary Booker T and the MG's, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, Eddie Floyd and Sam and Dave during his tenure at the renowned Stax Records label. Since then, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to artists as diverse as Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Neil Young and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson's triple platinum hit "Stardust" and Bill Withers' "Just As I Am" featuring the hit song "Ain't No Sunshine." Booker's 2009 solo release on Anti Records, "Potato Hole" won a GRAMMY for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2010. Booker followed "Potato Hole" with "The Road From Memphis," a soulful return to the classic Memphis sound recorded with The Roots and released in 2011 with Anti Records. There is a $35 (8:00 pm) $28 (10:00 pm) cover charge.

LON: AN EVENING WITH KLEA BLACKHURST AT THE CRAZY COQS

Klea Blackhurst will appear at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 30th through May 4th at 8:00 pm with late shows added on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. From A Cockeyed Optimist to The Yodeling Muchacha, AN EVENING WITH KLEA BLACKHURST is a wonderful celebration of classic American popular songs, Broadway show tunes, as well as a few contemporary surprises. Klea will have you listening and laughing to the lyrics of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Dorothy Fields and Irving Berlin. Actress, singer and comedienne Klea Blackhurst is one of those outrageously gifted and uplifting performers who seem to innately belong to and embody "show business" in its deepest, most glorious sense. Best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, which among many accolades, earned Klea the inaugural Special Achievement Award from Time Out New York magazine, she's performed with symphony orchestras and in theatrical productions across the country and abroad. There is a $20 cover.

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NYC: LEADING EDGE CABARET SERIES CONTINUES MONTHLY AT MAMA'S

Jonathan Whitton (Bistro & MAC Award Winner, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH) continues his critically lauded concert residency with guitarist Aaron Jones at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with his new show BLACK SHEEP CARNIVAL. Performances are once a month through 2013 with initial dates scheduled for Fridays, May 3rd & June 7th at 7:30 pm and Mondays, July 8th & August 5th at 7:30 pm. BLACK SHEEP CARNIVAL draws on song selections from his critically acclaimed, sold-out 2012 concert series, THE FREE RESIDENCY, amongst a plethora of new material which will change throughout the residency. Musical selections for BLACK SHEEP CARNIVAL include songs from an eclectic group of contemporary musicians including Kate Bush, Michael Callen, Amy Correia, Kate McGarrigle, Patty Griffin, Sufjan Stevens, John Vanderslice, & Rufus Wainwright. Celebrated for headlining both the Highline Ballroom & BB King Blues Club as Hedwig in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Jonathan Whitton follows up his award-winning 2007 NYC solo-concert debut in collaboration with indie-musician/guitarist Aaron Jones. Whitton has been seen recently in NYC productions of EVEN FOR ONE NIGHT (Dixon Place), RAZIA'S SHADOW (Joe's Pub), THE DISNEY DIARIES (dir. Michele Pawk, Laurie Beechman), SEPARATE: BATTLE SONGS OF YOUTH (Ars Nova), & THE YELLOW WOOD (dir. Brian Yorkey, New World Stages). Regionally, he has starred in productions of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, HEDWIG, CABARET, & SANTALAND DIARIES. He has been seen on stage at such NYC venues as Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Ars Nova, Highline Ballroom, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program Graduate Aaron Jones serves as Music Director. Jones is a composer/performer based out of Brooklyn whose experimental musical, OF HONEY BEES AND THE BREVITY OF SUCH THINGS, ran at 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts in Brooklyn. Upon completion of his concept album DEAR DEAR FRIEND, he is currently at work on a new puppet/dance show, BOSEY JOE IS DEAD AGAIN. He spends his summer in residency at Perry-Mansfield School of Performing Arts. There is a $10 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: MATT YEE'S OUTRAGEOUS ADULT SING ALONG SHOW DIVAS LIVE!

Matt Yee's Outrageous Adult Sing Along Show 'Divas Live!' hits 42nd Street's THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday & Sunday, May 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm. Matt Yee, that wonderfully funny Entertainer, Artist, Comedian from Hawaii, is back. Matt's Divas our coming out. His previous shows sold out at the Beechman, and are infamous on the Atlantis All Gay Cruises where he's been a Signature Entertainer for over 11 years. Matt recently sang with Glee and Wicked Star Idina Menzel and was featured on Logo and in several national magazine articles recently. His tour includes performances in Asia, Europe, San Francsico and London at the St. James Theater during the Olympics. There is a $37 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. ADULTS ONLY

NYC: AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING WITH COMEDY LEGEND ROBERT KLEIN

Robert Klein will appear for one night only on Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm at STAGE 72 - formerly THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590). For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for "Best Comedy Album of the Year" for his albums "Child of the Fifties" and "Mind Over Matter." He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Criatics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, "They're Playing Our Song." In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein's, "The Sisters Rosensweig." His most recent special for HBO, "Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced" aired on June 12th, 2010 and is also available as a DVD. This special earned him a second Emmy nomination in 2011 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CELEBRATING SINATRA: IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SWING!

Sinatra and Swing go together like hand in glove at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm. Celebrating the greatest swing hits of Frank Sinatra peformed by a trio of talented artists: Gary Russo, Carl Alfino & Mark Raisch. These guys will ignite new vitality into some of the best known Sinatra Swing tunes. Special Guest Emcee Johnny Carson. Musical Director Bill Gulino and his trio. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE MICHEL CAMILO TRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Michel CamiloTrio (with Michel Camilo, piano; Lincoln Goines, bass;Cliff Almond, drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, April 30th through May 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. A pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer that flavors his tunes with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Michel Camilo's musical language is an expressive combination of his Dominican Republic musical heritage and a rich, intelligent use of jazz harmonies and textures. Camilo composed his first piece at age five then studied at the National Conservatory for thirteen years. At age sixteen, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. Mr. Camilo's recordings and compositions have earned him numerous awards including Grammy awards, Grammy nominations, and Emmy awards. His compositions have been performed by some of the top jazz and Latin jazz artists on the scene today including Manhattan Transfer and Paquito D'Rivera. There is a $20 cover.

NYC: CHRISTIAN SANDS AT THE IRIDIUM

Keystone Korner Nights & Todd Barkan present jazz pianist Christian Sands at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, May 1st & Friday, May 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force. A recent Steinway Artist, he possesses pianistic technique in abundance, but it perfectly matches his conception. His use of understatement accomplishes a much deeper musical goal. He takes a fresh look at the entire language of jazz: stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban. Born May 22, 1989, Christian possessed an insatiable appetite for music. He was enrolled in music classes at age 4 and wrote his first composition at age 5. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Manhattan School of Music. His meteoric rise in the jazz world already includes two appearances at the 2006 and 2007 Grammy Awards, including an outrageous, highly publicized duet with legendary pianist Oscar Peterson. At the young age of 20 he received two GRAMMY Nominations for Best Latin Jazz Piano Solo, and Best Latin Jazz Album for his performance on Bobby Sanabria's "Kenya Revisited" featuring Candido Camero. He has shared the stage with jazz luminaries such as Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, Vibraphonist Stefan Harris, Lou Donaldson, Avery Sharpe, James Moody, Saxophonist Bill Evans, Russell Malone, Rufus Reid, Chip Jackson, Terrance Blanchard, International Drummer Alex Riel, Louis Hayes, Patti Austin, and Wycliffe Gordon to name a few. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE KUHN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Steve Kuhn Trio (with Buster Williams - Bass), Joey Baron - Drums) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, April 30th to May 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. After making his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer and others, pianist Steve Kuhn moved beyond the powerful influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with an incredible technique, sense of dynamics and lyricism. Over the last ten years Steve has released several critically acclaimed CDs marking a well-deserved career renaissance. Master bassist Buster Williams is an empathetic sideman known for his subtle sense of swing. He began his professional career in 1960 with saxophonist Jimmy Heath going on to play with jazz legends Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Mary Lou Williams, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon and many others. Rounding out the trio, drummer Joey Baron combines technical acuity with a deep sense of groove. Best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, John Zorn and guitarists John Scofield, John Abercrombie and Jim Hall, Joey has also performed with musicians outside of jazz including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Laurie Anderson and Al Jarreau. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/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: BARBARA COOK AT 54 BELOW

One of the all time great voices comes to the 54 BELOW stage for two very special weeks this April and May, debuting a brand new evening of music! Broadway/Concert/Cabaret icon Barbara Cook will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Tuesday through Friday, April 23rd through May 4th. Showtimes are 7:00 pm on Tuesdays; 7:00 & 9:30 pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays; and 8:30 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Her pure soprano, haunting tone, and warm onstage presence make any evening with Barbara Cook an unforgettable nightlife experience. Not only are Ms. Cook's concert and cabaret performances the stuff of New York legend, but her life in the theatre has stretched from the creation of the leading female roles in the Broadway classics Candide, The Music Man, and She Loves Me, to her recent appearance in Sondheim on Sondheim, and a whole lot in between! Among a heavy mantle of awards, Ms. Cook has been honored with the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Drama Critics Circle Awards, has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, and was recently presented with the Kennedy Center Honor. Cover charge: $65-$75 for 9:30 pm shows, $85-$95 for 7:00 pm shows, $105-$115: 8:30 pm shows plus a $30 food/drink minimum for all shows.


NYC: AARON TVEIT MAKES CABARET DEBUT AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is delighted to welcome Aaron Tveit to their stage for 4 performances: Friday, May 3rd at 11:00 pm; Thursday, May 9th at 9:30 pm; Fridays & Saturdays, May 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th, all shows at 11:00 pm. Mixing Broadway with pop, childhood favorites with contemporary sounds, and superstar vocals with charismatic good looks, Tveit's cabaret debut will have them talking for years. Broadway embraced Aaron when he memorably created roles in Next to Normal and Catch Me if You Can, in addition to his performances in Hairspray and Wicked. Television audiences can soon tune in regularly for the debut of his new USA Network series, Graceland, coming this June, and movie goers were recently starstruck by his work in Les Miserables. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STACY SULLIVAN "EAST SIDE LATE NIGHTS" SERIES

Bistro Award and MAC Award winner Stacy Sullivan returns to the New "East Side Late Nights" Music Series at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) with "It's a Good Day: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee" on Thursday through Saturday, May 2nd through 4th at 10:45 pm. She is joined by her musical director Jon Weber with Steve Doyle on bass. Peggy Lee was a Grammy-winning, defining voice of jazz and the American Songbook, and a composer/lyricist of note. In her long career, Ms. Lee penned the score for Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" as well as music and/or lyrics for "Black Coffee," "It's a Good Day," "The Shining Sea," "I Love Being Here With You" and many, many more. Ms. Sullivan has just returned from a sold out engagement at the London club, The Crazy Coqs where she performed this show to rave reviews. There is a $30 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY "FROM SASSY TO DIVINE: A CELEBRATION OF SARAH VAUGHAN"

Singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway returns to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9800) to pay tribute to NEA Jazz Master and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sarah Vaughan, the singer to whom Callaway is most often compared. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, May 2nd through 5th, with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Callaway takes the comparison as a compliment, having already demonstrated her comfort with several daring, assured, and well-received tributes to her influences and contemporaries; from covers of classic ballads that already have decades-old "definitive" renditions, to the "Streisand Songbook," Callaway knows how to add her own voice to a wide range of popular repertoire. Recently Callaway won her 15th MAC Award for her show the "Streisand Songbook". For these performances, song selections may include "Like Someone in Love," "Misty," "There Will Never Be Another You," and "A Night in Tunisia." Callaway will perform her long-time Musical Director/pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Dean Johnson, and drummer Tim Horner. Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. She's written over 250 songs including two Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand and the theme for the hit TV series "The Nanny." This year, Ann has taken the symphony world by storm with her tribute to her legendary mentor in "The Streisand Songbook" which she premiered with The Boston Pops and will be touring nationwide through 2013. Ann has recorded 12 solo CD's including the celebrated "At Last" and is a guest artist on over 45 CDs. There is a $40-$45 cover.

BOS: KRISANTHI PAPPAS AT THE NAPOLIAN ROOM

Krisanthi Pappas will be at the piano in THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) on Friday, May 3rd from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Krisanthi will play and sings favorite requests from jazz standards and show tunes to retro pop from the 60s and 70s to today's hits - whatever the crowd wants to hear! Audience members are also welcome to get up and sing a song - bring a lead sheet in propwe vocal key. Dinner, appetizers or just drinks available as you enjoy the music. Dinner reservations are recommended. No cover before 10:00 pm.

BOS: CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE AND INSIDE STRAIGHT AT SCULLERS

Bassist extraordinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator, Christian McBride, will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, May 3rd & 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. McBride has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Sometimes hard to believe considering this man is not yet 40. New CD 2012 Grammy Winner "The Good Feeling" The Christian McBride Big Band. New CD "Conversations with Christian McBride" Dinner/show: $70 - show only $30.


TOR: STEVE KOVEN TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Pianist/vocalist Steve Koven, joined by Rob Clutton on bass and Anthony Michelli on drums will appear at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 2nd, 3rd & 4th with sets at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Formed in 1993, the trio has performed world-wide, and has established themselves as one of Canada's cultural ambassadors. The band has released nine critically-acclaimed albums since their debut, Live at the Senator, in 1997. Many of their compositions have been used for national and international film and TV productions.There is a $12-$15 cover.


DC: KENNY GARRETT AT BLUES ALLEY

Legendary Saxophonist Kenny Garrett performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, May 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. From collaborating with the New Jersey symphony on Adagio For Strings to mixing it up with hip-hop legend GURU on his Jazzmatazz projects; From swinging hard with legends Miles Davis and Art Blakey, to rockin' out with Sting and Peter Gabriel. Grammy winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett brings a muscular yet lyrical eloquence to everything he does. Kenny Garrett received a Soul Train Award nomination for his 2012 studio album Seeds from the Underground in Best Traditional Jazz Artist/Group category, two Grammy nominations for "Seeds from the Underground" followed in Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo categories. "Seeds from the Underground" also received a NAACP Image Award nomination in the Outstanding Jazz Album category. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: GLASSER DOES HAMMERSTEIN, LIFE & MUSIC, PART II

Dr. Steve Glasser, returns to the CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) on Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm. He will perform part two of his acclaimed all-Hammerstein cabaret series. He is accompanied by Dr. Fred Minger on piano. There is a $15 cover.


MW: EMILY SKINNER AT THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB

Broadway vixen Emily Skinner performs some of her favorite and arcane tunes from the classic Broadway songbook ... with a signature Skinner-style twist in Broadway Her Way! at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, May 3rd & 4th at 8:00 pm. Skinner has wowed audiences in musicals such as Side Show, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award, Billy Elliot, Jekyll & Hyde and The Full Monty. Performing songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Gershwin and more, Skinner proves why she is one of Broadway's true leading ladies. Emily Skinner recently starred in the world premiere of The Great American Mousical under the direction of Julie Andrews. Just before that, she originated the role of Monique McCandless in Stephen King/John Mellencamp's Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. On Broadway, she starred in Billy Elliot. Handpicked by acclaimed director Stephen Daldry, she was the very first American selected to play the role of Billy's dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

CHI: DARK CAFE DAYS: FOILED AGAIN SINGS JONI MITCHELL

The vocal group Foiled Again brings their award-winning tribute to Joni Mitchell back to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) for the first time in 10 years, with performances scheduled for Fridays, May 3rd & 10th at 8:00 pm. Foiled Again is Allison Bazarko, Rob Lindley, Anne Sheridan Smith with Doug Peck on piano & Gavin Kirk on guitar. This is the show that really helped Foiled Again find their signature sound as they cover Mitchell's greatest hits and also some of her lesser-known tunes. This fantastic evening features their signature harmonies on tunes like: Woodstock, The Circle Game, Raised on Robbery, Chelsea Morning. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: RACHELLE FERRELL AT YOSHI'S

Rachelle Ferrell will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, May 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Rachelle is unquestionably one of the most dynamic talents in contemporary pop music. Very few vocal artists in the industry have Ferrell's potent combination of range, phrasing, and musicianship. Ferrell first emerged in the states with her R&B debut Rachelle Ferrell (1992), a solid collection of self-penned originals that featured a striking duet with Will Downing ('Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This'). It was with the release of First Instrument in 1994 (recorded prior to Rachelle Ferrell) that audiences were really introduced to Ferrell's jazz sensibilities. There is a $32 (8:00 pm) $28 (10:00 pm) cover.

LON: AN EVENING WITH KLEA BLACKHURST AT THE CRAZY COQS

Klea Blackhurst will appear at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 30th through May 4th at 8:00 pm with late shows added on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. From A Cockeyed Optimist to The Yodeling Muchacha, AN EVENING WITH KLEA BLACKHURST is a wonderful celebration of classic American popular songs, Broadway show tunes, as well as a few contemporary surprises. Klea will have you listening and laughing to the lyrics of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Dorothy Fields and Irving Berlin. Actress, singer and comedienne Klea Blackhurst is one of those outrageously gifted and uplifting performers who seem to innately belong to and embody "show business" in its deepest, most glorious sense. Best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, which among many accolades, earned Klea the inaugural Special Achievement Award from Time Out New York magazine, she's performed with symphony orchestras and in theatrical productions across the country and abroad. There is a $20 cover.

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THURSDAY - MAY 2nd

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NYC: NANCY STEARNS PRESENTS "YIP HARBURG: WITH HUMOR AND HOPE"

Vocalist Nancy Stearns brings her show "Yip Harburg: With Humor and Hope" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm. Nancy will be joined on stage by her music director, Gregory Toroian, on piano and David Finck, on bass. The show is directed by Helen Baldassare. The lyricist for The Wizard of Oz, Finian's Rainbow and so many movies and Broadway musicals, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg has been called Broadway's social conscience. This show highlights many of his songs of social comment - songs with tremendous humor and hope, and a sizeable dose of irreverence. A lawyer by day, Nancy first "found" cabaret as a student at Helen Baldassare's Cabaret Performance Workshop, for which Nancy now serves as Administrator. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ALAN SIMON TAKES THE LONG WAY HOME

Alan Simon brings his show The Long Way Home to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm. The show is playful, poignant, and powerful and is driven by an eclectic songbook of composers with such diverse talents as Abe Burrows, Lebo M., Bob Merrill, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Will Smith, Jules Styne, and Tom Waits. Some of the songs performed in the evening's entertainment include "Brooklyn, U.S.A.," "Playing Right Field," "Errol Flynn," "Robert Frost," "Panache," "Lazy Day," "Quality Time," and "Back In the Highlife," among others Kimberly Vaughn directs and the music director is Joshua Stephen Kartes. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

"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: FLEMING & GRIMES - A COMICAL NIGHT OF SONG AND DANCE

DeWitt Fleming Jr and Jared Grimes, from the critically acclaimed Broadway Underground, bring a fun night of laughter, song, and tap dance to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 2nd at 9:30 pm. These two have been held as two of the premier tap dancers of their time. Together they seamlessly bridge the gap between the song and dance men of the 20s and 30s and the vibrant contemporary dance world of today. This fall DeWitt and Jared will be showing off their acting and dancing skills as they join the cast of HBO's Boadwalk Empire season 4. The two have danced on stages around the world in musicals such as "Riverdance", " Scottsboro Boys", " Stormy Weather", " Sophisticated Ladies", and at the Marciac Jazz Festival, Aspen Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, and NYC City Centers Fall for Dance to name a few. They have danced as a duo and soloist with such artist as Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Wycliffe Gordon, Marvin Hamlisch, and with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks among others. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE MICHEL CAMILO TRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Michel CamiloTrio (with Michel Camilo, piano; Lincoln Goines, bass;Cliff Almond, drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, April 30th through May 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. A pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer that flavors his tunes with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Michel Camilo's musical language is an expressive combination of his Dominican Republic musical heritage and a rich, intelligent use of jazz harmonies and textures. Camilo composed his first piece at age five then studied at the National Conservatory for thirteen years. At age sixteen, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. Mr. Camilo's recordings and compositions have earned him numerous awards including Grammy awards, Grammy nominations, and Emmy awards. His compositions have been performed by some of the top jazz and Latin jazz artists on the scene today including Manhattan Transfer and Paquito D'Rivera. There is a $20 cover.

NYC: CHINA CRISIS AT THE IRIDIUM

China Crisis performs at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday, May 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. They are an English pop/rock band. They formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/ keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. Their output was pop music similar in style to that of New Wave but with strong similarities to the post-punk movement of the early 1980s, namely inclusion of a broader range of musical influences and occasional flirtation with political commentary. Throughout their career, China Crisis has seen moderate success in the United Kingdom with ten hit singles between August 1982 and January 1987 and six albums, as well as commercial success in Western Europe, Australia and the Americas. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE KUHN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Steve Kuhn Trio (with Buster Williams - Bass), Joey Baron - Drums) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, April 30th to May 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. After making his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer and others, pianist Steve Kuhn moved beyond the powerful influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with an incredible technique, sense of dynamics and lyricism. Over the last ten years Steve has released several critically acclaimed CDs marking a well-deserved career renaissance. Master bassist Buster Williams is an empathetic sideman known for his subtle sense of swing. He began his professional career in 1960 with saxophonist Jimmy Heath going on to play with jazz legends Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Mary Lou Williams, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon and many others. Rounding out the trio, drummer Joey Baron combines technical acuity with a deep sense of groove. Best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, John Zorn and guitarists John Scofield, John Abercrombie and Jim Hall, Joey has also performed with musicians outside of jazz including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Laurie Anderson and Al Jarreau. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BARBARA COOK AT 54 BELOW

One of the all time great voices comes to the 54 BELOW stage for two very special weeks this April and May, debuting a brand new evening of music! Broadway/Concert/Cabaret icon Barbara Cook will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Tuesday through Friday, April 23rd through May 4th. Showtimes are 7:00 pm on Tuesdays; 7:00 & 9:30 pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays; and 8:30 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Her pure soprano, haunting tone, and warm onstage presence make any evening with Barbara Cook an unforgettable nightlife experience. Not only are Ms. Cook's concert and cabaret performances the stuff of New York legend, but her life in the theatre has stretched from the creation of the leading female roles in the Broadway classics Candide, The Music Man, and She Loves Me, to her recent appearance in Sondheim on Sondheim, and a whole lot in between! Among a heavy mantle of awards, Ms. Cook has been honored with the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Drama Critics Circle Awards, has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, and was recently presented with the Kennedy Center Honor. Cover charge: $65-$75 for 9:30 pm shows, $85-$95 for 7:00 pm shows, $105-$115: 8:30 pm shows plus a $30 food/drink minimum for all shows.


NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY "FROM SASSY TO DIVINE: A CELEBRATION OF SARAH VAUGHAN"

Singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway returns to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9800) to pay tribute to NEA Jazz Master and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sarah Vaughan, the singer to whom Callaway is most often compared. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, May 2nd through 5th, with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Callaway takes the comparison as a compliment, having already demonstrated her comfort with several daring, assured, and well-received tributes to her influences and contemporaries; from covers of classic ballads that already have decades-old "definitive" renditions, to the "Streisand Songbook," Callaway knows how to add her own voice to a wide range of popular repertoire. Recently Callaway won her 15th MAC Award for her show the "Streisand Songbook". For these performances, song selections may include "Like Someone in Love," "Misty," "There Will Never Be Another You," and "A Night in Tunisia." Callaway will perform her long-time Musical Director/pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Dean Johnson, and drummer Tim Horner. Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. She's written over 250 songs including two Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand and the theme for the hit TV series "The Nanny." This year, Ann has taken the symphony world by storm with her tribute to her legendary mentor in "The Streisand Songbook" which she premiered with The Boston Pops and will be touring nationwide through 2013. Ann has recorded 12 solo CD's including the celebrated "At Last" and is a guest artist on over 45 CDs. There is a $40-$45 cover.

BOS: SCULLERS PRESENTS MICHELLE WILLSON

SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) presents Michelle Willson on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Zac Casher - drums; Sven Larson - bass; Mike Mele - guitar; Shinichi Otsu - keys; and Scott Shetler - sax, clarinet, mandolin. Known to blues lovers around the world as "Evil Gal" and acknowledged by aficionados of Jazz and Blues as a passionate and gifted performer, bandleader and songwriter, Michelle Willson has recorded and released 4 critically acclaimed albums for Rounder/ Bullseye Records. Before signing with Rounder, Michelle's group won a prestigious W.C. Handy award for best unsigned blues act as a result of their win at the Blues Foundation's International Blues competition and Michelle was later nominated for a (best female blues vocal) Handy alongside Etta James and Koko Taylor. Michelle's music is regularly played on blues radio and internet programs all around the globe and her original music has been featured in the HBO series "Mind of the Married Man", as well as on the 2008 House of Blues compilation album "Essential Women in the Blues." Dinner/show $60 - show only $20.

NE: KELLER WILLIAMS AT THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE

Keller Williams will perform at THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE (80 East Ridge Street, Ridgefield, CT - 203-438-5795) on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:00 pm. Since he first appeared on the scene in the early '90s, Keller Williams has defined the term "independent artist." Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Williams' solo live shows, and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band, quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially. Today when he performs as a one-man band he sings his compositions and cover songs accompanied by an acoustic guitar connected to a delay system that allows him to simulate a full band. Keller is a singer, songwriter and musician, always on a quest for the new and has never followed the prescribed path laid out by the conventional music business. Tickets are $37.50.

TOR: STEVE KOVEN TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Pianist/vocalist Steve Koven, joined by Rob Clutton on bass and Anthony Michelli on drums will appear at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 2nd, 3rd & 4th with sets at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Formed in 1993, the trio has performed world-wide, and has established themselves as one of Canada's cultural ambassadors. The band has released nine critically-acclaimed albums since their debut, Live at the Senator, in 1997. Many of their compositions have been used for national and international film and TV productions.There is a $12-$15 cover.


DC: KENNY GARRETT AT BLUES ALLEY

Legendary Saxophonist Kenny Garrett performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, May 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. From collaborating with the New Jersey symphony on Adagio For Strings to mixing it up with hip-hop legend GURU on his Jazzmatazz projects; From swinging hard with legends Miles Davis and Art Blakey, to rockin' out with Sting and Peter Gabriel. Grammy winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett brings a muscular yet lyrical eloquence to everything he does. Kenny Garrett received a Soul Train Award nomination for his 2012 studio album Seeds from the Underground in Best Traditional Jazz Artist/Group category, two Grammy nominations for "Seeds from the Underground" followed in Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo categories. "Seeds from the Underground" also received a NAACP Image Award nomination in the Outstanding Jazz Album category. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: TRACIE THOMS PRESENTS "THE BSA ALUMNI SHOWCASE"

CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515) hosts the Fifth Annual Baltimore School for the Arts Cabaret Series as Tracie Thoms presents "The BSA Alumni Showcase" on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30 pm. This is the first ever alumni cabaret and the third appearance at Germano's for Thoms, the talented film, theatre and TV star, known for her role as Joanne in the film and Broadway version of "Rent" and her recurring role on TV's "Cold Case". Thoms will perform and emcee an evening including performances by her talented colleagues, Rebecca Hargrove, Shalanda Hansboro, Mellasenah Edwards, and Troy Stuart. Performers also include more recent alumni, Rachel Winder, Michael Gary and Tyrone Page, as well as surprise guests. There is a $25 cover charge, which is a donation to the Baltimore School for the Arts.

CHI: BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL AT FIORENZA RISTORANTE

Chicago's favorite duo, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael, will appear at FIORENZA RISTORANTE (7404 West Madison Street, Forest Park, IL - 708-366-1400) on Thursday, March 2nd with sets from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. The show will be an evening of some of their favorite new tunes (from their recent sold-out "Up Close and Personal" show) as well as songs from many of their previous shows. Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael offer a unique blend of whimsy, nostalgia and unquestionable talent that translates into pure entertainment. Their imaginative musical twists on jazz favorites, standards, contemporary pop, Broadway show tunes and film gems, have won them audience and critical acclaim across the country and around the globe. In what they call a "musical marriage," Menzie & Michael delight audiences with their rare chemistry, inventive arrangements and genuine love for music and for one another. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: KAREN GIORGIO PREMIERES NEW SHOW AT THE GARDENIA

Karen Giorgio brings her new show "Trains & Boats & Planes, Oh My! The Confessions of a Globe-Trotting Songstress", to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, May 2nd at 9:00 pm. Karen's cabaret show is a musical journey based on real-life experiences of this beloved performer. Performing all over the world gives Karen a lot of anecdotes to pull from, to which she adds her wit & charm, plus songs that will have you from the first note. Joining her will be special guest Vinny di Figlia along with famed Musical Director Shelly Markham. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.

SF: YOSHI'S PRESENTS COWBOY JUNKIES

Cowboy Junkies will be appearing at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, May 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cowboy Junkies released The Wilderness, Volume 4 of The Nomad Series on March 27, 2012, marking the conclusion of an ambitious schedule of four releases over an 18-month period. The preceding album, Sing In My Meadow, a collection of songs recorded over a four-day period that evokes the psychedelic, blues-inspired forays the band is fond of exploring on stage. The first volume of the series, Renmin Park, released in 2010, was inspired by Michael Timmins' two-month stay in China with his family in '08. Demons (2011), the second in the series, is a collection of songs by the late Vic Chesnutt. Cowboy Junkies were formed in Toronto in 1985 after guitarist and songwriter Michael Timmins and long-time friend and musical partner, bassist Alan Anton, recruited Michael's sister, singer Margo Timmins and brother, drummer Peter Timmins to join them. There is a $40 (8:00 pm) or $32 (10:00 pm) cover.

AUS: THIS TIME: AN HOMAGE TO AZNAVOUR

Dobell Music Theatre Award winner Evan Lever, and acclaimed Musical Director Stephen Gray bring their show THIS TIME at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Thursday through Saturday, May 2nd through 4th at 7:00 pm. Charles Aznavour is arguably one of the world's most influential contemporary artists. His finely crafted songs about love, loss and nostalgia evoke the spectrum of human experience. THIS TIME is an homage and intimate exploration of the power of Aznavour's music. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: AN EVENING WITH KLEA BLACKHURST AT THE CRAZY COQS

Klea Blackhurst will appear at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 30th through May 4th at 8:00 pm with late shows added on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. From A Cockeyed Optimist to The Yodeling Muchacha, AN EVENING WITH KLEA BLACKHURST is a wonderful celebration of classic American popular songs, Broadway show tunes, as well as a few contemporary surprises. Klea will have you listening and laughing to the lyrics of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Dorothy Fields and Irving Berlin. Actress, singer and comedienne Klea Blackhurst is one of those outrageously gifted and uplifting performers who seem to innately belong to and embody "show business" in its deepest, most glorious sense. Best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, which among many accolades, earned Klea the inaugural Special Achievement Award from Time Out New York magazine, she's performed with symphony orchestras and in theatrical productions across the country and abroad. There is a $20 cover.

LON: OPEN MIC NOW IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Starting on Thursday, April 18th and every Thursday thereafter, Harold Sanditen will be hosting an open mic night at London's THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). This will be a unique open mic in the West End, having an acoustic baby grand piano and a bass player. Michael Roulston and Jonty Fisher will be regular musicians - and both are versed at both jazz and more theatrical songs. Harold hopes to create a fun and exciting evening where everyone feels free to perform - jazz, pop, rock, theatre, cabaret, even opera! He welcomes not just singers, but also composers and musicians who want to showcase their talent - both up and coming performers who want to be seen/heard, alongside established singers who want to do a turn. This is a purely musical open mic - no stand-up comedy. Cover is just 5 pounds! HAROLD IS A PREMIER SPONSOR OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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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.

NYC: GARY NEGBAUR PLAYS THE FLATIRON ROOM

Pianist/ singer/ songwriter Gary Negbaur will perform with Ritt Henn (bass) and Nat Seeley (drums) at THE FLATIRON ROOM (37 West 26th Street, NYC - 212-725-3860) on Wednesday, May 1st with sets from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Gary Negbaur has toured across the USA, Europe and Australia wowing audiences with his heartfelt and often humorous originals along with his innovative arrangements of standards. His recordings include a CD of original music (Let me explain) as well as a critically acclaimed solo album of standards (Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat) and a children's CD (Max's Family Band). The song list will include several New Orleans R&B numbers as Gary prepares from his performances in the Big Easy later last year. There is no cover.

NYC: SINGER-SONGWRITER HELEN MILAN in "LANGUAGES OF LOVE"

International beauty Helen Milan premieres a brand new show, "Languages of Love," at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Wednesday, May 1st at 9:30 pm in a special one-night only engagement. Milan performs pop and traditional standards from around the world as well as a number of original songs, also in multiple languages. This is Milan's Metropolitan Room debut. Making a special appearance is Michelle Milan, Helen's 12-year-old daughter, who also is a pursuing a singing career in New York. The cosmopolitan mother-daughter duo will perform songs in French, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, and English. A native of the ancient city of Lvov, Ukraine, Helen Milan has lived in the Ukraine, Poland, Greece, France and America. "Languages of Love" commemorates the release of Helen's first American CD, which features Michelle on two songs. In addition to multiple languages the album mixes multiple styles - from rock, pop, soul, blues-jazz and even deep house. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: CECILIA COLEMAN BIG BAND

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, May 1st features Cecilia Coleman Big Band. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: SIDEWALK SWINGS PRESENTS JERRY COSTANZO

Crooner Jerry Costanzo performs at SIDEWALK CAFE (94 Avenue A, NYC - 212-473-7373) on Wednesday, May 1st at 8:00 pm. He will be joined by Tim Rigusis on piano, John Rayon bass and Ian Petillo on drums. A charismatic crooner dedicated to the preservation of the Great American Songbook, Costanzo's makes his Sidewalk debut. His stylish interpretations of Songbook classics transport audiences to an era when this sultry, swinging music was the "pop" of the day. There is a $15 cover.

NYC: THE MICHEL CAMILO TRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Michel CamiloTrio (with Michel Camilo, piano; Lincoln Goines, bass;Cliff Almond, drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, April 30th through May 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. A pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer that flavors his tunes with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Michel Camilo's musical language is an expressive combination of his Dominican Republic musical heritage and a rich, intelligent use of jazz harmonies and textures. Camilo composed his first piece at age five then studied at the National Conservatory for thirteen years. At age sixteen, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. Mr. Camilo's recordings and compositions have earned him numerous awards including Grammy awards, Grammy nominations, and Emmy awards. His compositions have been performed by some of the top jazz and Latin jazz artists on the scene today including Manhattan Transfer and Paquito D'Rivera. There is a $20 cover.

NYC: CHRISTIAN SANDS AT THE IRIDIUM

Keystone Korner Nights & Todd Barkan present jazz pianist Christian Sands at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, May 1st & Friday, May 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force. A recent Steinway Artist, he possesses pianistic technique in abundance, but it perfectly matches his conception. His use of understatement accomplishes a much deeper musical goal. He takes a fresh look at the entire language of jazz: stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban. Born May 22, 1989, Christian possessed an insatiable appetite for music. He was enrolled in music classes at age 4 and wrote his first composition at age 5. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Manhattan School of Music. His meteoric rise in the jazz world already includes two appearances at the 2006 and 2007 Grammy Awards, including an outrageous, highly publicized duet with legendary pianist Oscar Peterson. At the young age of 20 he received two GRAMMY Nominations for Best Latin Jazz Piano Solo, and Best Latin Jazz Album for his performance on Bobby Sanabria's "Kenya Revisited" featuring Candido Camero. He has shared the stage with jazz luminaries such as Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, Vibraphonist Stefan Harris, Lou Donaldson, Avery Sharpe, James Moody, Saxophonist Bill Evans, Russell Malone, Rufus Reid, Chip Jackson, Terrance Blanchard, International Drummer Alex Riel, Louis Hayes, Patti Austin, and Wycliffe Gordon to name a few. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE KUHN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Steve Kuhn Trio (with Buster Williams - Bass), Joey Baron - Drums) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, April 30th to May 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. After making his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer and others, pianist Steve Kuhn moved beyond the powerful influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with an incredible technique, sense of dynamics and lyricism. Over the last ten years Steve has released several critically acclaimed CDs marking a well-deserved career renaissance. Master bassist Buster Williams is an empathetic sideman known for his subtle sense of swing. He began his professional career in 1960 with saxophonist Jimmy Heath going on to play with jazz legends Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Mary Lou Williams, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon and many others. Rounding out the trio, drummer Joey Baron combines technical acuity with a deep sense of groove. Best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, John Zorn and guitarists John Scofield, John Abercrombie and Jim Hall, Joey has also performed with musicians outside of jazz including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Laurie Anderson and Al Jarreau. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BARBARA COOK AT 54 BELOW

One of the all time great voices comes to the 54 BELOW stage for two very special weeks this April and May, debuting a brand new evening of music! Broadway/Concert/Cabaret icon Barbara Cook will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Tuesday through Friday, April 23rd through May 4th. Showtimes are 7:00 pm on Tuesdays; 7:00 & 9:30 pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays; and 8:30 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Her pure soprano, haunting tone, and warm onstage presence make any evening with Barbara Cook an unforgettable nightlife experience. Not only are Ms. Cook's concert and cabaret performances the stuff of New York legend, but her life in the theatre has stretched from the creation of the leading female roles in the Broadway classics Candide, The Music Man, and She Loves Me, to her recent appearance in Sondheim on Sondheim, and a whole lot in between! Among a heavy mantle of awards, Ms. Cook has been honored with the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Drama Critics Circle Awards, has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, and was recently presented with the Kennedy Center Honor. Cover charge: $65-$75 for 9:30 pm shows, $85-$95 for 7:00 pm shows, $105-$115: 8:30 pm shows plus a $30 food/drink minimum for all shows.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO: WRITER'S BLOCK SONGWRITER'S NIGHT

On Wednesdays at 11:00 pm, The Studio at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: comedians, musicians, songwriters, improv groups- just to name a few. Each week will feature a different new New York artist, so visit our calendar to see what this Wednesday has in store for you. This week, Wednesday, May 1st, The Studio features WRITER'S BLOCK Songwriter's Night. No cover charge. Drink Specials: $5 beers and $8 mixed drinks.


BOS: ED REED AT SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB

Vocalist Ed Reed performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, May 1st at 8:00 pm. Ed Reed didn't make his recording debut until just before his 78th birthday in 2007 with the widely acclaimed "Ed Reed Sings Love Stories," followed in 2008 by his second CD, "The Song Is You." Both recordings, exquisitely conceived and tenderly executed collections of sophisticated tunes from the Great American Songbook, were released on his indie label, Blue Shorts Records. His latest CD, "Born to Be Blue" was released on June 21, 2011. Dinner/show: $62 - show only $22.

DC: JEANNETTE HARRIS AT BLUES ALLEY

Jeannette Harris performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, May 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jeanette started her music career by playing the piano at the age of seven and the saxophone at ten. She immediately connected with the sax and soon realized that people enjoyed hearing her play. After high school, Jeanette attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance. She has played in prominent jazz festivals all over the United States. Jeanette toured with legendary Teena Marie and was her featured saxophonist and flutist. To see her perform live is an experience! Jeanette's live shows are riveting. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: AN EVENING WITH KLEA BLACKHURST AT THE CRAZY COQS

Klea Blackhurst will appear at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 30th through May 4th at 8:00 pm with late shows added on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. From A Cockeyed Optimist to The Yodeling Muchacha, AN EVENING WITH KLEA BLACKHURST is a wonderful celebration of classic American popular songs, Broadway show tunes, as well as a few contemporary surprises. Klea will have you listening and laughing to the lyrics of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Dorothy Fields and Irving Berlin. Actress, singer and comedienne Klea Blackhurst is one of those outrageously gifted and uplifting performers who seem to innately belong to and embody "show business" in its deepest, most glorious sense. Best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, which among many accolades, earned Klea the inaugural Special Achievement Award from Time Out New York magazine, she's performed with symphony orchestras and in theatrical productions across the country and abroad. There is a $20 cover.

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NYC: CAROL SHEDLIN IN SHALL WE DANCE

Carol Shedlin is delighted to return to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) in a special encore run of her newest cabaret show, Shall We Dance. Performances are on Monday April 22nd and Tuesday April 30th, both shows at 7:00 pm. She is joined on stage by Jon Delfin, Musical Director at the piano and Saadi Zain on bass. Aaron Morishita is Director Carol sings and amuses us with intriguing anecdotes about dance and romance - from magical waltz parties as a teenager (complete with a wrist corsage) to dancing along with Fred and Ginger on her late-night television screen in her Manhattan apartment. Carol shares her infectious love of dancing, as well as the ensuing romantic encounters as she dances her way through life. Celebrating more than twenty years of "impeccable musical taste," Carol continues her tradition of featuring an eclectic song list, mixing old favorites with lesser-known rarities. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: THE LONGEST-RUNNING NIGHTCLUB ACT ON BROADWAY - NOW IN ITS 5TH YEAR - CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
CABARET SPECIAL EVENT


Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band Celebrate International Jazz Day On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 At IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) with performances at 8:00 & 10:00 pm, The event will also be streamed live on the internet worldwide at http://www.Iridiumlive.Tv . Multiple MAC & Bistro Award-Winning singer, band leader, and instrumentalist Terese Genecco hits the stage of the world-reknowned jazz club, THE IRIDIUM, for her regular monthly shows on the Last Tuesday of April (the 30th) for 2 separate sets of hard-swinging big band vocal and instrumental jazz. As a part of the festivities to celebrate International Jazz Day, Terese will be featuring each of her eight "Little Big Band" musicians in their original jazz compositions and arrangements plus special guest star, vocalist and guitarist, KJ Denhert! Both sets will be broadcast worldwide via Livestream so if you can't make it to the club in NYC click here: http://www.Iridiumlive.Tv Her newest live CD was recorded at The Iridium and released on March 20, 2012 and can be found at http://www.CDBABY.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and other music retailers. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/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. 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.

NYC: JAMES JACKSON, JR. AT DUANE PARK IN "INAPPROPRIATE"

Performance artist James Jackson, Jr. is back at the newly relocated DUANE PARK (308 Bowery, NYC - 212-732-5555) with his show "Inappropriate" on Tuesday, April 30th at 8:00 pm. With a band lead by piano man extraordinaire Elliot Roth and backed by Shaleah Adkisson (Rent - Off B'way, Hair - Nat'l Tour) and Amber Iman (Rent - Off B'way). The show is directed by Andrew Volkoff, who directed James in the regional premiere of LaChiusa's The Wild Party in Boston. James' highly emotional, devastatingly funny cabaret act has been seen at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Duane Park, DROM, The A.R.T.'s Club Oberon, and Los Angeles' Lyric Theatre. There is no cover.

NYC: YVONNE CONSTANT AT METROPOLITAN ROOM

The Tony Award-winning actress Yvonne Constant will appear in her latest show "One of a Kind," at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, April 30th; Tuesday, May 7th; Monday, May 20th, and Tuesday, May 28th, all shows at 7:00 pm. She is joined by music director Russ Kassoff on piano. "One of a Kind," is her seventh Metropolitan Room engagement since making concert debut there in 2008. In the show Contstant declares her independence, exploring in song and stories the many ways in which her singleness of mind, body and spirit, have brought her joy and fueled her career. In "One of a Kind," Constant has her way with songs by or associated with some of her favorite free-spirits and iconoclasts, from Petula Clark, to Jimmy Durante and Ethel Merman, to Giusseppi Verdi. 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), Tuesday nights March 5th. 12th, 19th & 26th 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: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesdays, April 16th & 30th at 8:00 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


NYC: GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA TUESDAY NIGHTS AT SWING 46

The hot big band sounds of The George Gee Swing Orchestra were the first to grace the SWING 46 JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB (349 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-262-9554) stage and continue to thrill music lovers and swing dancers weekly at the Tuesday night big band spectacular from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Both New Yorkers and tourists from around the world make the pilgrimage each week to experience the ultimate NYC swing big band extravaganza - at the only swing dance supper club standing strong and true (7 nights a week)! George Gee and his 12 piece swing orchestra (along with vocalists Hilary Gardner and John Dokes) are not just rooted in the past, but also serve up brand new cutting edge arrangements, inspired by the old Harlem Savoy Ballroom era. Tuesday evenings also regularly feature The SWING46 Big Band Floor Show with the award-winning lindy-hop dance team, SwingFX and a complimentary dance lesson provided by Dance Manhattan Studios! There is a $12 cover.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play every Monday & Tuesday nights 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: STEVE KUHN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Steve Kuhn Trio (with Buster Williams - Bass), Joey Baron - Drums) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, April 30th to May 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. After making his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer and others, pianist Steve Kuhn moved beyond the powerful influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with an incredible technique, sense of dynamics and lyricism. Over the last ten years Steve has released several critically acclaimed CDs marking a well-deserved career renaissance. Master bassist Buster Williams is an empathetic sideman known for his subtle sense of swing. He began his professional career in 1960 with saxophonist Jimmy Heath going on to play with jazz legends Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Mary Lou Williams, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon and many others. Rounding out the trio, drummer Joey Baron combines technical acuity with a deep sense of groove. Best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, John Zorn and guitarists John Scofield, John Abercrombie and Jim Hall, Joey has also performed with musicians outside of jazz including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Laurie Anderson and Al Jarreau. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE MICHEL CAMILOTRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Michel CamiloTrio (with Michel Camilo, piano; Lincoln Goines, bass;Cliff Almond, drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, April 30th through May 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. A pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer that flavors his tunes with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Michel Camilo's musical language is an expressive combination of his Dominican Republic musical heritage and a rich, intelligent use of jazz harmonies and textures. Camilo composed his first piece at age five then studied at the National Conservatory for thirteen years. At age sixteen, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. Mr. Camilo's recordings and compositions have earned him numerous awards including Grammy awards, Grammy nominations, and Emmy awards. His compositions have been performed by some of the top jazz and Latin jazz artists on the scene today including Manhattan Transfer and Paquito D'Rivera. There is a $20 cover.

NYC: BARBARA COOK AT 54 BELOW

One of the all time great voices comes to the 54 BELOW stage for two very special weeks this April and May, debuting a brand new evening of music! Broadway/Concert/Cabaret icon Barbara Cook will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Tuesday through Friday, April 23rd through May 4th. Showtimes are 7:00 pm on Tuesdays; 7:00 & 9:30 pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays; and 8:30 pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Her pure soprano, haunting tone, and warm onstage presence make any evening with Barbara Cook an unforgettable nightlife experience. Not only are Ms. Cook's concert and cabaret performances the stuff of New York legend, but her life in the theatre has stretched from the creation of the leading female roles in the Broadway classics Candide, The Music Man, and She Loves Me, to her recent appearance in Sondheim on Sondheim, and a whole lot in between! Among a heavy mantle of awards, Ms. Cook has been honored with the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Drama Critics Circle Awards, has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, and was recently presented with the Kennedy Center Honor. Cover charge: $65-$75 for 9:30 pm shows, $85-$95 for 7:00 pm shows, $105-$115: 8:30 pm shows plus a $30 food/drink minimum for all shows.


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 April 9th are Carson Kressley (Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer), Christine Pedi (NEWSical, Forbidden Broadway, Sirius XM), Anya Marina (recording artist), Michael Winther (from Broadway's 33 Variations, The Crucible, Mamma Mia), Will Taylor (from Broadway's Chorus Line, La Cage Aux Folles), Michael West (NEWSical, When Pigs Fly), and Melissa Vanpelt (Hairspray). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.


ONT: "TAKE THE STAGE TUESDAY" AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

"Take the Stage Tuesday", every Tuesday night at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) will feature emerging artists, CD Launches and other presentations. If it's a Tuesday, there may be a CD release - a performance by a visiting musician who needs a Toronto-based venue for the night and a stage to present an evening of music - or possibly a musical evening that is part of an existing arts festival. The artist/promoter/producer provides the idea, and "The Jazz Bistro" will provide the stage and sound! In addition, on the first Tuesday of every month, we will present "Lucien Grey's Student Jazz Jam", which will feature an array of talented young musicians who represent the future of jazz. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: AN EVENING WITH KLEA BLACKHURST AT THE CRAZY COQS

Klea Blackhurst will appear at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 30th through May 4th at 8:00 pm with late shows added on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. From A Cockeyed Optimist to The Yodeling Muchacha, AN EVENING WITH KLEA BLACKHURST is a wonderful celebration of classic American popular songs, Broadway show tunes, as well as a few contemporary surprises. Klea will have you listening and laughing to the lyrics of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Dorothy Fields and Irving Berlin. Actress, singer and comedienne Klea Blackhurst is one of those outrageously gifted and uplifting performers who seem to innately belong to and embody "show business" in its deepest, most glorious sense. Best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, which among many accolades, earned Klea the inaugural Special Achievement Award from Time Out New York magazine, she's performed with symphony orchestras and in theatrical productions across the country and abroad. There is a $20 cover.

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NYC: BRONWYN'S FROLICS PRESENTS: "... LET'S GO ON WITH THE SHOW!" - CELEBRATING JERRY SCOTT!
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES and SCANDALS" presents "... LET'S GO ON WITH THE SHOW!" - CELEBRATING JERRY SCOTT! 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 Jim Allen 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: 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: SPENCER DAY MAKES BIRDLAND DEBUT

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present vocalist/ songwriter/ pianist Spencer Day in concert at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, April 29th at 7:00 pm. In the three years since the release of his debut recording "Vagabond," Spencer Day has spent some time in the uncomfortable places where light and clarity disappear into the mysteries of uncertainty. He survived the journey, and he's come back with a story to tell, and a wiser perspective about himself and the world. That story - rooted in his own experience, yet filled with revelations and truths that are universal to any human being who has ever put his or her heart at risk, - is captured in the 13 tracks of "The Mystery of You," his new album, released March 12th, 2013 on Concord Records. Spencer has taken "The Mystery of You" and turned it into a Storyteller meets cabaret experience for his audience. Self-exploration is nothing new to Spencer Day, who recalls a troubled childhood in a conservative town in Utah, and a volatile home life resulting from his parents' troubled marriage. His primary means of escape were music and movies. He grew up listening to a wide cross-section of composers, including Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Joni Mitchell, John Lennon and Paul Simon. He didn't start performing in public until age 21, mostly singing standards in piano bars and retirement homes. His 2004 debut album, Introducing Spencer Day, was primarily a collection of standards, but the title track from Movie of Your Life, released the following year, won the San Francisco Academy of Art University's 2005 competition for best original song. Day performed at the 2007 San Francisco Jazz Festival, and has been a recurring headliner in a number of high-profile Bay Area clubs, including Yoshi's, the Plush Room, the Great American Music Hall and the Herbst Theatre. On the opposite coast, he has earned raves for performances at the Town Hall, Joe's Pub and the Canal Room in New York City , and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has also appeared at both the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/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. 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.

NYC: MIRA J. SPEKTOR: TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT

Composer/lyricist Mira J. Spektor will present her show 'Take Me Home Tonight at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, April 27th at 9:30 pm. Performers include Mark Campbell, Shana Farr, and Julie Reyburn. Director is Karen Carpenter of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" and the musical director is Bill Zeffiro. Ms Spektor is Founder/Artistic Director of The Aviva Players. Born in Europe, she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College & studied at Mannes College & Juilliard. She has written chamber music, chamber operas & musicals including The Housewives' Cantata (lyrics by June Siegel), Lady of the Castle (based on Lea Goldberg's Israeli play), The Passion of Lizzie Borden (poems by Ruth Whitman) , Villa Diodati about Mary Shelley (lyrics by Colette Inez) & Giovanni the Fearless (A Commedia del Arte with book & lyrics by Carolyn Balducci); recital & cabaret songs & music for theatre, film & TV. She has recorded for Concert Hall, Westminster & Guilde International du Disque, Original Cast Records, Capstone & AirPlay. Her music scores (Georgina Press - BMI) include the feature film Double Edge (Faye Dunaway) & PBS documentaries, "Art in Its Soul & Serious Comics." Her recent CDs include: The Housewives' Cantata, Lady of the Castle, Mira Chante/French Love Songs & Lullabies & Lovesongs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

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: BROADWAY BY THE YEAR 1972 AT THE TOWN HALL
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

The 13th Season of the critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929) continues on Monday, April 29th with an incredible cast, including two-time Tony Nominee Carolee Carmello, Tony Award winner Christopher Fitzgerald, two-time Tony Nominee Bob Stillman, special guest star Patrick Page (recipient of the Princess Grace and Helen Hayes Awards), and more. They will be joined by singer/dancer Danny Gardner, plus the popular and dynamic Broadway by the Year Chorus. This outstanding cast will perform songs from landmark 1972 shows: GREASE, PIPPIN, SUGAR, THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT and many more! Series creator Scott Siegel hosts. Tickets are $55, $50 and $45, on sale through TicketMaster.com, (800) 982-2787, or The Town Hall Box Office.

NYC: DAVID LINDLEY AT THE IRIDIUM

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley is featured at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday, April 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Lindley performs music that redefines the word "eclectic." Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The eye-poppingly clad "Mr. Dave's uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY'S LESLIE KRITZER WITH BEAUTIFUL DISASTER AT JOE'S PUB

Broadway's Leslie Kritzer, currently starring in The Memory Show with The Transport Group (through May 18) returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) with her all-new extravaganza Beautiful Disaster for four performances: April 22nd and 29th at 9:30 pm; May 13th at 9:30 and 11:30 pm. Written by Randy Blair (Fat Camp, Spidermusical, Perez Hilton Saves the Universe) and Leslie Kritzer, Beautiful Disaster is directed by Randy Blair, with music direction by Vadim Feichtner (Spelling Bee, Elegies, Little Miss Sunshine). Welcome to 1995, where a teenaged Jewrican musical theatre addict's life is about to be turned upside down in a tour-de-force one-woman comedy starring Broadway favorite Leslie Kritzer (Elf, Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim, Hairspray). Featuring a colorful array of New Jersey characters and a score ranging from Alanis Morissette to Jule Styne, Beautiful Disaster explores what happens when shit hits the fan and rebellion meets reality. Beautiful Disaster marks Kritzer's third major Joe's Pub engagement, following her sensational award-winning 2006 S.R.O. debut Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches. Tickets are $25.


NYC: MORGAN JAMES AT 54 BELOW

Currently starring in Broadway's Motown: The Musical as Teena Marie and others, Morgan James brings her smoky and soulful renditions of songs from her debut CD to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Mondays, April 29th, June 3rd, June 17th and July 15th, all shows at 9:30 pm. In addition, she will perform a sampling of tunes you've not yet heard from her. Her debut recording on Epic Records, Morgan James Live: A Celebration of Nina Simone, offers up a selection of songs that show off her extraordinary voice and exquisite gift for merging soul, jazz, and R&B in a fresh and thrilling new way. She's fast becoming one of the most sought-after multi-genre vocalists in the country. Morgan was recently seen in the Broadway revival of Godspell (who could forget her sultry rendition of Turn Back, O Man?). There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ANDREA BURNS: TRUE BEAUTY AT 54 BELOW

Broadway's Andrea Burns (Beauty & The Beast, The Full Monty, The Ritz, In the Heights, The Nance) presents brings her brand new show True Beauty to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, April 29th at 7:00 pm. The show is a hilarious and at times moving evening that explores finding a state of grace at forty while reasserting that Latinas don't play. Weaving Broadway with pop culture, expect tunes by Sarah Bareilles, Stephen Sondheim, Celia Cruz, Peter Gabriel, and more as Andrea teams up with her In the Heights Musical Director, Alex Lacamoire. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 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: MARK NADLER'S I'M A STRANGER HERE MYSELF AT YORK THEATRE

THE YORK THEATRE at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-5820 ext. 25) has announced a 3-week engagement of its newest mainstage production, the musical I'm a Stranger Here Myself, written and performed by Mark Nadler. Performances are set to begin Monday, April 29 at 7:00 pm for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 19th (see website for exact show dates and times). In his most personal and gripping show, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning entertainer Mark Nadler explores the depths of the European expatriate experience. Using songs by German and French artists - Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollaender, Lotte Lenya and Marlene Dietrich (to name a few) - who through their music express the declarations of identity, the resistance in the face of terror and the hopes for survival. Nadler examines the lives of these artists as well as those of ordinary German citizens caught up in one of the most intriguing periods of the Twentieth Century. Tickets, now sale, are priced at $67.50 and are available online at http://www.yorktheatre.org, by calling 212-935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre

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