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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
JUNE 2013

MONDAY through SUNDAY - June 17th to June 23rd



EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JUNE 23rd

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NYC: BERNHARDT ON BROADWAY WITH CAROL DUNITZ

June 1913. Sarah Bernhardt wowed New York with the splashy premiere of her new motion picture, The Romance of an Actress, an adaptation of Adrienne Lecouvreur, the play she starred in at New York's Booth Theatre during her first American tour in November 1886. Fast forward. June 2013. Carol Dunitz channels Sarah Bernhardt at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) in the one woman muscial, "Bernhardt on Broadway" on Sunday, June 23rd at 4:30 pm. Bernhardt on Broadway is a no holds barred expose about the daughter of a courtesan who overcame countless obstacles to become the most famous woman in the world. Now, almost a century after her last apearances in the United States, audiences can once again experience the wonder of Madame Sarah. The show opens with Bernhardt welcoming the audience to her drawing room, a warm and cozy setting for the audience to become rapt in intimate self-disclosures via story and song about the actress' legendary life. Before mass media and modern travel, Sarah Bernhardt ingeniously master marketed her meteoric rise to superstardom. She was the WORLD'S FIRST SUPERSTAR. Before Lady GaGa and Marilyn Monroe posed nude for national magazines, and Janet Jackson "accidentally" bared one breast at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, Sarah Bernhardt shamelessly posed nude for renowned 19th century photographer Felix Nadar while still in her teens. Playwright, composer, lyricist and lead Carol Dunitz read close to 100 books and countless articles and reviews on Sarah Bernhardt before writing Bernhardt on Broadway. Dunitz graduated from the Universtity of Michigan and holds a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and Theater from Wayne State University. She is the author of nine books in addition to Bernhardt on Broadway. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DEE LUCAS - REBIRTH OF THE SMOOTH CONCERT

Saxophonist Dee Lucas brings his show Rebirth of the Smooth Concert to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. Once considered one of the country's best kept secrets, soprano saxophonist Dee Lucas has evolved and catapulted onto the music scene. After launching his well-received 2004 debut CD, "Remembrance", a tribute to legendary saxophonist George Howard, Lucas has been greeted both nationally and internationally with stunning reviews, garnered extensive airplay, and consistently climbed the charts. Lucas has developed and polished his distinctive style by collaborating energy to his smooth infectious melodic tunes, thus branding his timeless sound in the Contemporary Jazz market. With his brand new release of "Rebirth of the Smooth", saxophonist Dee Lucas visions this CD as a celebration on what he has accomplished in his short but steadily rising career, but it also indicates his direction in Contemporary Jazz. It offers a wide array of styles pushing the envelope in this already competitive genre of jazz. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LA TANYA HALL WITH A TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT LADIES OF JAZZ

La Tanya Hall presents an evening of tribute to the great ladies of jazz, including Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson and Carmen McCrae at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, June 23rd at 9:30 pm. This show promises to be an evening of unforgettable music sung by an unforgettable singer. Vocalist La Tanya Hall is poised to take her place as one of the foremost jazz vocalists in the world today. Her ability to reinvent the Great American Songbook is amassing glorious reviews from around the globe. Her versatility in a variety of musical genres has allowed her to collaborate with some of music's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Rob Thomas, and Patti Labelle. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": LENA HORNE
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, June 23rd, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of Lena Horne. David will also conduct an In-Studio Interview with Ali Harper, who will be appearing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, June 27th. 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: 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: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: SADAO WATANABE

Saxophonist Sadao Watanabe will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, June 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. He is joined by Lawrence Fields, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; and Greg Hutchinson, drums. Watanabe's primary influences are Charlier Parker and Gary McFarland. His recordings are a mix of Brazilian fusion and classic bebop. He joined Toshiko Akiyoshi's quartet in 1953. He took over the band in 1956 when Toshiko left to study at Berklee. In 1962 Watanabe followed suit to Berklee. He spent 3 years in the US and made his mark working with Gary McFarland and Chico Hamilton. Through the decades, he has become one of the strongest musical influences in Japan. He has played at the Newport and Montreux Jazz Festivals as well as performances in Africa and Bombay. He was the first Japanese jazz musician to receive a National Award in Japan. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: TOMMY SMITH & THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan presents Tommy Smith & The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra playing the music of Duke Ellington and George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Sunday, June 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Scotland's award-winning, internationally acclaimed jazz orchestra delivers an authentic Ellington and Gerswhin experience under the leadership of saxophonist-director Tommy Smith with special guest, pianist Brian Kellock. Award-winning Scottish saxophonist- composer- educator Tommy Smith is a creative force in improvised music performing in settings from solo to symphonic concerts and is one of Europe's leading musicians. He has recorded 24 solo albums as a leader for Blue Note, Linn and his own label Spartacus Records and worked with stars like Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Barron, Arild Andersen, Trilok Gurtu and John Scofield. Artistic director of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's jazz course, he holds 3 PhD doctorates from Heriot-Watt, Glasgow Caledonian & Edinburgh Universities and a Professorship from the RCS. His latest album KARMA won his sixth Scottish Jazz Award for album of the year (2012). There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ERIC ALEXANDER AND THE HAROLD MABERN QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Eric Alexander and the Harold Mabern Quintet (with Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Joe Farnsworth, drums; and John Webber, bass) perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, June 20th through 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Since veteran pianist Harold Mabern (77) first took saxophonist Eric Alexander (45) as a student in the late 1980s, they have recorded over twenty albums together. Mabern's storied career includes working with artists such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, and Sonny Rollins, and Alexander has similarly spent the past two decades recording and performing with some of jazz's greats, as well as building his own large and respected body of work. The chemistry between these two artists runs deep, and within the straight-ahead jazz and bop idioms they call home, both players stand out for their melodies, memorable improvised phrasing, and undeniable technical chops. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: STONED SOUL: AMBER MARTIN SINGS HER FAVORITE LAURA NYRO

Amber Martin will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, June 16th ar 9:30 pm and Sunday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. This high-octane vocalist belts out a collection of the best songs ever written by acclaimed singer/ songwriter Laura Nyro, joined by a bevy of superior musicians. Lovers of Laura Nyro can expect the evening of their lives as Amber interprets some of Laura's finest hits along with some very obscure cuts, performed live like they've never been heard before. From singing backing vocals for The Scissor Sisters to her sold-out performances in some of New York's hippest venues, Amber delivers! An acclaimed vocalist and comedic performance artist in the tradition of Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett and Dolly Parton, Amber was recently named one of New York's Top 10 performers by The New Yorker. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NIKKI M. JAMES MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

Nikki M. James, the Tony Award winning star of The Book of Mormon, makes her cabaret and 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut on Sunday & Monday, June 23rd & 24th at 9:30 pm. Nikki M. James shares an evening of song and personal stories, including a mix of Broadway favorites, contemporary pop and a few surprises. In addition to her celebrated work in Mormon, Broadway audiences have embraced Nikki in All Shook Up and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She'll soon star in the upcoming movie musical, Lucky Stiff. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JIM CARUSO & BILLY STRITCH RETURN TO BEMELMANS BAR

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


NY STATE: FORT SALEM OPENS SEASON WITH MAN OF LA MANCHA

Once a noble experiment, now an annual tradition, Tim Nelson and his Rose Center Theater Repertory Players fly themselves and their costumes from Westminster, California, to Salem, New York, and present a "big" classic musical at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200). This year, for one weekend only, Friday through Sunday, June 21st through 23rd, the show is Man of La Mancha, the Don Quixote legend set to beautiful music, which includes the show's hit song, "The Impossible Dream." Man of La Mancha, based on Miguel de Cervantes's seventeenth century masterpiece, Don Quixote, originated as a ninety-minute TV play without music in 1959, written by Dale Wasserman for DuPont's Show of the Month. Wasserman took his script, with much of the dialogue in place, and, with lyricist Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh, workshopped the musical at Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House and opened at the ANTA Washington Square Theater in 1965, winning five Tony Awards and running for 2,328 performances. Westminster's Fort Salem production stars actors familiar to local audiences: Chris Caputo (the Sheriff of Nottingham from last year's Robin Hood) and Melissa Cook (Julie from Carousel). Director Tim Nelson was hired ten years ago by Kathy Beaver, former owner and artistic director at Fort Salem, to direct her production of Man of La Mancha, and was so taken with the area that he purchased a vacation home on Salem's Vermont border. Artistic Director of The Rose Center, a community-owned theater in Orange County, California, Nelson is also chair of the Musical Theater Department at the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, which as a school wins national awards for excellence, and whose students (under Nelson's tutelage) have consistently won the highest national performance awards every year in New York City. Tickets are $30.

NJ: MARLENE VERPLANCK AT SHANGHAI JAZZ

Jazz vocalist Marlene VerPlanck will perform on Sunday, June 23rd at 6:00 & 7:30 pm at SHANGHAI JAZZ (24 Main Street, Madison, NJ - 973-822-2899 - ) to celebrate her new CD 'Ballads ... Mostly'. She is joined by Tedd Firth - piano, Jay Leonhart - bass and Ron Vincent - drumsMarlene VerPlanck enjoys the admiration of a legion of fans, and peers as well. She collaborated throughout her long career with her husband, arranger, composer, and conductor Billy Ver Planck. Her 17th album, My Impetuous Heart, reunited her with old friends Hank Jones, George Shearing, Marian McPartland and Bucky Pizzarelli. Millions of people first heard Ver Planck's voice doing jingles in the '60s: "Weekends were made for Michelob/Yeah!" and "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should!" and "Mmm good/mm-mm good/that's what Campbell's Soups are/mm mm good." Today Marlene travels the world performing at concerts and festivals. This will be her third appearance in the Sarasota area, where she has quickly developed a devoted following. No cover charge.

TOR: "A MONTH OF SUNDAYS" FEATURES MICAH BARNES

Sundays at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) features Jazz Brunch with entertainment from a series of noted jazz/cabaret vocalists at 12:30 pm. The same artist will appear at every Sunday Brunch for a month - hence the title of the performance stream, "A Month of Sundays". Throughout the month of June dynamic vocalist/ entertainer/ pianist/ composer/ educator, Micah Barnes is featured performer. Micah will be performing provocative original material from his hit CDs, as well as a tasty sampling of choice jazz standards and brand new original music. The multi-talented Micah Barnes will be accompanying himself on our gorgeous Steinway B, and will also be joined by Russ Boswell on bass and his uber-talented brother and frequent collaborator, drummer/ composer Daniel Barnes. Some wonderful "Special Guests" will also be stopping by during Micah's run (marvelous jazz vocalist John Alcorn is already confirmed!). There is a $15 cover.


DC: MONTY ALEXANDER AT BLUE ALLEY

Legendary Jamaican Pianist Monty Alexander performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, June 20th through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, he took his first piano lessons at age six but was largely self-taught. His musical collaborations span multiple genres and styles. In August 2000 Monty Alexander was awarded the title of Commander in the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for outstanding services to Jamaica in his capacity as worldwide music ambassador. Alexander maintains a rigorous touring schedule worldwide, from jazz clubs to concert halls and playing at Jazz Festivals. To date Monty Alexander has recorded over 70 albums as a leader. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: KAREN GIORGIO COMES TO PALM DESERT'S NEWMAN THEATER

San Diego singer Karen Giorgio will make her Desert debut in a new one-woman cabaret style concert of her show "Trains & Boats & Plains, Oh My" on Sunday, June 23rd at 2:00 pm at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731 - ). The show evolves around Karen's antics on stage and episodes in her life, which resulted in her sub-titling it "Confessions of a globe-trotting songtress" and features standards and jazz tunes from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, and movie musicals. Formerly a traveling performer, Ms. Giorgio is now a regular staple in and around the San Diego entertainment scene, as well as Los Angeles. She is used to playing piano and singing piano bar style but with this show Karen will be joined by noted musical director Shelly Markham, who is well-known for his contributions to numerous musicals as well as long-time pianist to a roster of singers such as Andrea Marcovicci, making Shelly an avid globe-trotter himself. The show is being presented by Les Michaels as part of the Life Is A Cabaret Sundays In Summer Series and The Joslyn Center. There is a $10 cover.

SF: BARBARA COOK WITH "LET'S FALL IN LOVE AGAIN"

Broadway/Cabaret favorite Barbara Cook performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) June 19th through 23rd, Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday at 7:00 pm with an additional late show on Saturday at 10:30 pm. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ing•nue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Miss Cook then launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. A newly named 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, Miss Cook recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. There is a $90-$115 cover. All ticket purchases include a $30 food and beverage credit that can be used at Kanpai Lounge, Restaurant Anzu or table service during the performance.


LON: EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT MISS HOPE SPRINGS

After 10 months of packed houses, standing ovations, critical acclaim and a recent sell out CD launch, London cabaret sensation, singer-songwriter-pianist Miss Hope Springs turns up the heat this season with a simmering new show 'Latin ala Springs' every Monday night at 8:00 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). In this season's brand-new show, piano-playing ex-Vegas showgirl Hope performs more of her original songs, this time infused with the musical flavours of Latin America, accompanied by throbbing double bass and chilli-hot percussion. You'll hear sensual bossa novas, scintillating sambas, down and dirty mambos and cheeky cha cha chas. With audience favourites such as "The Devil Made Me Do It' nestling next to brand new compositions, this smart, funny and touching show is a continuation of Miss Hope Springs' hugely successful 'Sunday Soiree' residency. Stay after the show as DJ Martin Green spins a vintage selection of Latinesque sounds. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - JUNE 22nd

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NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS IN SONGS FOR SUMMER NIGHTS
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Vickie Phillips brings her show "Songs for Summer Nights" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, June 22nd, Saturday, July 6th and Tuesday, July 9th, all shows at 7:15 pm. The show is directed by Bob Ost with musical direction by Tracy Stark. "Songs for Summer Nights" will feature musical selections from composers including Sheldon Harnick, Maltby & Shire, Craig Carnelia, and Bob Ost. Vickie Phillips is a familiar face on the Manhattan cabaret scene, as an award-winning singer and actress. Her off-Broadway credits include leading roles in Merry-Go-Round, A Safe Light, Far Side of the Moon, Musically Speaking, and Together with Music. She performed to standing-room-only audiences in concerts at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Her very first cabaret show received the Back Stage Bistro Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Cabaret." Ms. Phillips went on to be nominated for a MAC Award for her concept and performance in the musical revue American Cabaret: European Roots. Bob Ost, director, has been nominated for MAC Awards for "Best Special Material" for "A Quiet Little Christmas," "Best Revue" for "Not Quite What You Expected," and "Best CD" for "Everybody's Gettin' into the Act." He and Vickie won an OOBR Award for "Songs Are Like Friends." Bob also won two national competitions for his musical "Finale!" Pianist/Arranger/Conductor/SingerSongwriter Tracy Stark is a 6-time MAC Award winner in the categories of Piano Bar Entertainer (2008. 2009), Music Director (2009, 2010, 2012), and Song of the Year (2011). She is also a Bistro Award winner for Musical Direction. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday night June 22nd at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: L.A.'S JOANNE TATHAM SINGS "SOUNDTRACK NEW YORK"

Joanne Tatham brings her jazz-infused vocal storytelling to her debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440)in "Soundtrack New York: Music from Movies Made in Manhattan" on Saturday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm. A carefully edited survey of songs from iconic movies filmed right on the city streets (from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to "Midnight Cowboy", from "West Side Story" to "Tootsie") this brand-new show includes the work of The Gershwins, Burt Bacharach, Kander and Ebb, Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Henry Mancini with Rod McKuen, and so many more. Arrangements are contributed by Tamir Hendelman (Barbra Streisand), Brad Ellis (Glee) and Eli Brueggemann (Saturday Night Live). Ms. Tatham is a transplanted New Yorker currently based in Los Angeles, where she has regular bookings at Catalina's Jazz Club and has delighted audiences at Vibrato, The Baked Potato, The Gardenia, as well as San Francisco's Plush Room and as a regular guest artist with the Desert Cities Jazz Band. In NYC, she has appeared at The Duplex, The Triad and at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, and has been a featured artist of the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions. Ms. Tatham has released two recordings to date: "Making Light" and "The Merriest", and her music has been heard in film and television scores. She is currently at work on a new album inspired by 70's rhythm and blues. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NANCY GAIR AND RICHARD WAYNE IN YOU DON'T SAY!

Following a successful debut at the Napoleon Room of Boston's Club Cafe, Nancy Gair and Richard Wayne bring You Don't Say! to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, June 22nd at 6:30 pm. The show, a musical celebration of the things we say, don't say, should have said, and wish we hadn't, features fun, funny, moving, and occasionally biting songs by Kander and Ebb, Stephen Schwartz, Maury Yeston, and many more. Piano and music direction by Darin Goulet. Nancy Gair graduated from Yale before heading to the Central School of Speech & Drama in London where she then lived for the next 26 years! As well as many turns in repertory theatres across the country, she also performed in the West End in 900 Oneonta, Marvin's Room, and as Dr. Emma Brookner opposite John Shea in The Normal Heart. She continued singing in several revues as part of the Swell Party Company with her great friend and mentor George Hall, including stints at the Covent Garden Arts Festival, the Theatre Museum, the Henley Arts Festival, and the festive though short-lived cabaret season at the Connaught Rooms in London. Currently an MFA Musical Theatre candidate at Boston Conservatory, Richard Wayne has appeared as Paul in Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theatre's world premiere Saving Kitty, Rynaldo in Commonwealth Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well, Dr. Dischord in Wheelock Family Theatre's Phantom Tollbooth, T. Stedman Harder in Nora Theatre's A Moon for the Misbegotten, Inspector Hound in The Real Inspector Hound with the Publick Theatre, and Robert in Harold Pinter's Betrayal at the BCA Calderwood Pavilion. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BEN RIMALOWER: PATTI ISSUES IN MAY AT THE DUPLEX

Patti Issues will be performed by Ben Rimalower at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturdays in June at 9:30 pm. Patti Issues mark's Rimalower's debut as a playwright and performer, after serving as the director of numerous Off-Broadway plays, concerts and all-star benefits (and blogging for the Huffington Post). With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men's time-old obsessions with divas. When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort - like so many gay boys before him and after - in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SHARON CLARK IN "THEN . . . AND AGAIN"

In an all-new show, vocalist Sharon Clark and Music Director Chris Grasso present eye-opening pairings of songs on common themes from dramatically different sources at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, June 9th at 7:00 pm. They are joined by Eric Wheeler, bass and Lenny Robinson, drums. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, June 19th through 22nd, all shows also at 7:00 pm. Whether it's Irving Berlin or Jimi Hendrix, Elton John or Jerome Kern, Ms. Clark works her magic on the material. Ms. Clark's last Metropolitan Room show sold out. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: STEPHEN HANKS WITH BEYOND AMERICAN PIE: THE DON MCLEAN SONGBOOK

Stephen Hanks brings his debut show Beyond American Pie: The Don McLean Songbook to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Fridays, May 31st & June 14th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, June 22nd at 9:30 pm. By trade, Stephen is a magazine publisher, editor, writer, and book author. Stephen is also the Board President of Musical Mondays Theatre Lab, which workshops four to five new musicals each year at the Snapple Theatre Center. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN


NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, LE SCANDAL CABARET, continues on Saturdays, at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). In its ninth year, Le Scandal features variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. New performers every week! Expect sword swallowers, belly dancers, rope trick cowboys, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra. For tickets, visit Smarttix at http://www.smarttix.com/ or 212-484-4444. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS STACEY KENT

Acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, June 18th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Stacey sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Stacey will be returning to Birdland fresh from the studio, where she has been recording her new album, "The Changing Lights" (EMI), due for release in September, 2013. She will preview a few of the songs from the new album during her NY residency. Stacey's current release was her third Blue Note/EMI CD, "Dreamer In Concert," her first ever live album and follow-up to the Grammy nominated "Breakfast on the Morning Tram" (2007) and all-French "Raconte-moi" (2009). Notably, Stacey's band features Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has formed the central plank in Stacey's recent albums. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BARBARA CARROLL SATURDAYS AT BIRDLAND

NYC Cabaret/Jazz icon Barbara Carroll performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturdays at 6:00 pm. She is joined by her long-time bassist Jay Leonhart. Barbara Carroll's still evolving career as a jazz pianist began when she played her first New York engagement opposite Dizzy Gillespie's big band at the Downbeat Club in 1947. A thrilling if a trifle unsettling debut for a young female pianist from Worcester, Massachusetts who began playing the piano at five and who's family was wise enough to give her lessons that provided her with a basic knowledge of classical technique. In 1978, she was booked into the Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle hotel for a two week engagement - and stayed for twenty five years. It was at the Carlyle that she began to feature her singing as an integral part of her performances. Following her 25 years at the Carlyle, she is well into another long run in the famous Oak Room at New York's Algonquin Hotel, making a significant and successful effort to incorporate jazz playing into a cabaret venue. Other recent engagements have included concerts at Philharmonic Hall in Naples, Florida, the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, concerts at the Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as well as twelve sold out performances at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, at Jazz at Lincoln Center. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: SADAO WATANABE

Saxophonist Sadao Watanabe will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, June 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. He is joined by Lawrence Fields, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; and Greg Hutchinson, drums. Watanabe's primary influences are Charlier Parker and Gary McFarland. His recordings are a mix of Brazilian fusion and classic bebop. He joined Toshiko Akiyoshi's quartet in 1953. He took over the band in 1956 when Toshiko left to study at Berklee. In 1962 Watanabe followed suit to Berklee. He spent 3 years in the US and made his mark working with Gary McFarland and Chico Hamilton. Through the decades, he has become one of the strongest musical influences in Japan. He has played at the Newport and Montreux Jazz Festivals as well as performances in Africa and Bombay. He was the first Japanese jazz musician to receive a National Award in Japan. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MYLES MANCUSO BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

The Miles Mancuso Band (Myles Mancuso, vocals, guitar, organ; Brandon Morrison, bass; Joe Piteo, drums; Jeremy Baum, keyboards) will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday & Saturday, June 21st & 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. At the age of nine Myles was affectionately referred to as "Mojo" in a newspaper article about him. Now 17 years old Myles Mancuso is a nationally recognized prodigy who fronts his own band, singing and playing Guitar and Keyboards. Noted by True Fire as one of the Top 10 Guitar Prodigies in the World, Myles has been preforming professionally for audiences since the age of 10. Myles' story was recently nominated for a 2012 Emmy and won a 2012 Cable Telly Award. In 2012 he was awarded for his outstanding musicianship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston Ma.. His band has performed at festivals such as Mountain Jam, The Sarasota Blues Fest and The NY State Blues Fest and Gathering of the Vibes in 2012. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ERIC ALEXANDER AND THE HAROLD MABERN QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Eric Alexander and the Harold Mabern Quintet (with Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Joe Farnsworth, drums; and John Webber, bass) perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, June 20th through 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Since veteran pianist Harold Mabern (77) first took saxophonist Eric Alexander (45) as a student in the late 1980s, they have recorded over twenty albums together. Mabern's storied career includes working with artists such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, and Sonny Rollins, and Alexander has similarly spent the past two decades recording and performing with some of jazz's greats, as well as building his own large and respected body of work. The chemistry between these two artists runs deep, and within the straight-ahead jazz and bop idioms they call home, both players stand out for their melodies, memorable improvised phrasing, and undeniable technical chops. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: SHERIE RENE SCOTT WITH PIECE OF MEAT

Sherie Rene Scott is back, front and center, for a limited two-week run of the highly-anticipated return engagement of her acclaimed show, Piece Of Meat at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with performances on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm, June 17th through 29th, with additional late shows on Friday & Saturday, June 28th & 29th at 11:00 pm. Piece of Meat is an exhilarating show about human desires - carnal, culinary and otherwise - and Ms. Scott explores her singular storytelling and musical abilities with songs by Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Talking Heads, Pete Townshend, Annie Lennox, Dire Straights, Buddy Holly, Kate Bush and Noah & The Whale, as well as original compositions by Music Director Todd Almond. The show features Musical Staging by Michele Lynch and Direction by Lear Debessonett. A multiple Tony Award loser/Obie and Lortel Award winner, Ms Scott's work off and on Broadway covers an array of well-loved productions including her own Everyday Rapture (co-written with Dick Scanlan), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Little Mermaid, Landscape of the Body, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida, Rent & The Who's Tommy. With Kurt Deutsch, she co-founded Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, receiving Grammy Awards and nominations, plus a 2006 Drama Desk Award for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings. There is a $25-$70 cover plus a $25-$30 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NORBERT LEO BUTZ AT 54 BELOW WITH GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS

Back by popular demand, two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with a BRAND NEW SHOW on Fridays & Saturdays, June 7th & 8th and 21st & 22nd, all shows at 11:00 pm. The show focuses on the female - both the mythic & the contemporary. Expect tunes from the likes of Elvis Costello, Loretta Lynn, Frank Sinatra and even a litttle Johnny Cash! After celebrating his dazzling cabaret debut (which went on to be the critically-lauded CD), last year at 54 Below, we're delighted to re-welcome the star of Wicked, The Last 5 Years, Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels, Thou Shalt Not, Catch Me if You Can and the forthcoming Big Fish.There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE ROSSANO SPORTIELLO TRIO DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) has announced that The Rossano Sportiello Trio will debut at the Cafe for a two week engagement running Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 11th through 22nd at 8:45 pm. The trio features Rossano Sportiello on piano, Frank Tate on bass (June 11-15), Joel Forbes on bass (June 18-22), and Dennis Mackrel on drums. The Trio will be performing their program, The Smiling Piano: A Tribute To The Artistry Of Jazz Piano Icon George Shearing. A tribute to George Shearing means a tribute to jazz piano in general. Mr. Shearing's style was first inspired by Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, and Art Tatum. But Shearing soon became one the masters of be-bop. A Shearing tribute is also naturally a tribute to The Great American Song Book, because he was one of its greatest interpreters and one of the most remarkable improvisers of all time, as well as a very prolific composer. Stride piano, swing, be-bop, the Great American Song Book and classical music are the leading ingredients that shape the Trio's tribute. There is a $65 music charge ($45 bar seating) Tuesday through Thursday and a $75 music charge ($50 bar seating) for shows on Friday and Saturday.

NYC: CAROLINE JONES SINGS THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

NYC-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer Caroline Jones will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Saturdays, June 15th & 22nd at 10:45 pm. Caroline's musical background consists of training in the Bel Canto operatic technique as well as study of the American songbook, cabaret & Broadway styles. Under the management of Tommy Mottola, Caroline began recording her original songs at in New York City & Nashville as a student at The Professional Children's School. Caroline's performance resume includes Julliard, Madison Square Garden, Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Triad Theater, Webster Hall, Highline Ballroom, the National Underground, Metropolitan Room, Gotham Hall, Don't Tell Mama, Bitter End, Russian Tea Room & Feinstein's at the Loews Regency. Recent showcases include the Millennium Music Conference, the Singer/Songwriter of Cape May Festival, Seaside Music Festival, Wanderlust & the New Jersey Folk Festival. She has shared bills with artists including Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, the Wailers, Ani DiFranco, Ziggy Marley, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, & Patti Smith. There is a $30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NY STATE: FORT SALEM OPENS SEASON WITH MAN OF LA MANCHA

Once a noble experiment, now an annual tradition, Tim Nelson and his Rose Center Theater Repertory Players fly themselves and their costumes from Westminster, California, to Salem, New York, and present a "big" classic musical at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200). This year, for one weekend only, Friday through Sunday, June 21st through 23rd, the show is Man of La Mancha, the Don Quixote legend set to beautiful music, which includes the show's hit song, "The Impossible Dream." Man of La Mancha, based on Miguel de Cervantes's seventeenth century masterpiece, Don Quixote, originated as a ninety-minute TV play without music in 1959, written by Dale Wasserman for DuPont's Show of the Month. Wasserman took his script, with much of the dialogue in place, and, with lyricist Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh, workshopped the musical at Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House and opened at the ANTA Washington Square Theater in 1965, winning five Tony Awards and running for 2,328 performances. Westminster's Fort Salem production stars actors familiar to local audiences: Chris Caputo (the Sheriff of Nottingham from last year's Robin Hood) and Melissa Cook (Julie from Carousel). Director Tim Nelson was hired ten years ago by Kathy Beaver, former owner and artistic director at Fort Salem, to direct her production of Man of La Mancha, and was so taken with the area that he purchased a vacation home on Salem's Vermont border. Artistic Director of The Rose Center, a community-owned theater in Orange County, California, Nelson is also chair of the Musical Theater Department at the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, which as a school wins national awards for excellence, and whose students (under Nelson's tutelage) have consistently won the highest national performance awards every year in New York City. Tickets are $30.

BOS: ANDRE WARD AT SCULLERS

Smooth Jazz's top saxophonist Andre Ward will be performing on Saturday, June 22nd at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ward is changing the atmosphere by fusing the elements of traditional Jazz, R 'n' B, Funk, Hip-Hop and Pop into an explosive sound that is incomparable. A master of the soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, flute and EWI (electronic wind instrument), the multi-dimensional musician is reinventing the genre with the release of his new album, CAUTION. $65 dinner/show - $25 show only.


BOS: SOPHIA BILIDES WITH 'A LITTLE SONDHEIM'

Boston favorite Sophia Bilides brings her new show 'A Little Sondheim' to FIRST PARISH CHURCH (35 Church Street, Watertown Square, MA - ) on Saturday, June 22nd at 8:00 pm. She is joined by musical director Doug Hammer. Sophia will celebrate the solstice and enjoy the lighter side of Stephen Sondheim: songs full of grace, wit, humor, and shtick, from his musicals (A Little Night Music, Follies, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Company, Sunday In The Park With George, etc.), films (Dick Tracy, The Seven Percent Solution), and novelties (The Mad Show, The Frogs). There is a $20 cover.


TOR: MOLLY JOHNSON AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

MOLLY JOHNSONIn association with the 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival, Molly Johnson will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, June 21st & 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Molly Johnson has earned her reputation as one of Canada's greatest voices - She has rocked standing room only audiences from coast-to-coast as a pop artist, and seduced the patrons of salons and lounges with her luscious interpretations of jazz and blues standards. She has sung for royalty aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia for the Prince and late Princes of Wales, for humanitarian royalty - Nelson Mandela and for musical royalty - Quincy Jones. Molly works with countless charitable organizations and in 2008 was honoured with becoming an Officer of The Order of Canada. Please note that under the festival umbrella all concerts on Friday June 21st will be free of charge. You may make dinner and show reservations for the 8 o'clock performance the 10:30 show is general admission. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: MONTY ALEXANDER AT BLUE ALLEY

Legendary Jamaican Pianist Monty Alexander performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, June 20th through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, he took his first piano lessons at age six but was largely self-taught. His musical collaborations span multiple genres and styles. In August 2000 Monty Alexander was awarded the title of Commander in the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for outstanding services to Jamaica in his capacity as worldwide music ambassador. Alexander maintains a rigorous touring schedule worldwide, from jazz clubs to concert halls and playing at Jazz Festivals. To date Monty Alexander has recorded over 70 albums as a leader. Call for cover/minimum information.


MD: SHAUN MURPHY AT BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ

BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) is proud to announce the appearance of Nashville-based blues singer Shaun Murphy, on Friday and Saturday June 21st and 22nd at 8:00 PM. Shaun Murphy is a singer's singer as evidenced through her rich body of work and professional associations with the cream of the musical crop. Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat and Meatloaf can't all be wrong. It's no mystery that Murphy has withstood the test of time that marks all true artists. She's as vital today as she was when she first lit up the studio and stage with Bob Seger and teamed with Meatloaf for the album Stoney [Murphy] and Meatloaf. Though she's enjoyed prolonged residencies with Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band, Eric Clapton and most recently, Little Feat, her vocal stamp appears on records as diverse as Coco Montoya, Alice Cooper and Michael Bolton. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: EILEEN BARNETT: YOU MUST BELIEVE IN SPRING

Eileen Barnett brings her show 'You Must Believe in Spring' to STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700) on Sunday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. Musical Director, John Boswell; Director, Kirsten Chandler. Ms. Giorgio is now a regular staple in and around the San Diego entertainment scene, as well as Los Angeles. She is used to playing piano and singing piano bar style but with this show Karen will be joined by noted musical director John Boswell. There is a $28-$38 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum. You must have reservations.


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 June 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.

L.A.: ANDREA MARCOVICCI AT THE GARDENIA

Cabaret favorited Andrea Marcovicci brings her show Moonlight Cocktail - Stork Club to THE GARDENIA(7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesday, May 29th and Friday & Saturday, June 21st & 22nd, all shows at 9:00 pm. The show celebrates that bygone era of sophisticated New York nightlife of dining and dancing at The Stork Club and the El Morocco. And at Tony's, Spivy's and The Blue Angel where the singers that enthralled you became household names like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Julie Wilson, Hildegarde, Portia Nelson, Billie Holiday and more. Andrea's nostalgic spin through the forties and fifties, when an evening began at one club before winding down with fine champagne at another, is filled with her unique insight, charm and wit. She reveals the backstage stories while capturing the joi de vivre of the era. Highlights include: Sunday in New York, You Fascinate Me So, Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, All in Fun, Talk of the Town, Some Other Time, as well as the delicious title song Moonlight Cocktail. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: BARBARA COOK WITH "LET'S FALL IN LOVE AGAIN"

Broadway/Cabaret favorite Barbara Cook performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) June 19th through 23rd, Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday at 7:00 pm with an additional late show on Saturday at 10:30 pm. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ing•nue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Miss Cook then launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. A newly named 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, Miss Cook recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. There is a $90-$115 cover. All ticket purchases include a $30 food and beverage credit that can be used at Kanpai Lounge, Restaurant Anzu or table service during the performance.


SF: CHRIS MANN IN CONCERT AT YOSHI'S

Classically based pop music from The Voice season 2, Chris Mann, appears in concert at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Saturday, June 22nd at 8:00 pm. Chris Mann certainly shined as a finalist on The Voice, but his star has risen even higher since the hit show's second season. In 2012, Mann signed with Faircraft/Republic, a new label formed by renowned producer/music executive Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige). His debut full-length, Roads, introduced a whole new generation to the classical-pop genre and shot straight to No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and Top 5 on Billboard's Classical Chart. Upon its release, he gave numerous high- profile television performances, including playing for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as part of TNT's "Christmas In Washington" special, appeared on "The Today Show," the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and "NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center Special." Mann also released a holiday EP, Home For Christmas, which was sold exclusively at Walmart and hit No. 1 on the chain's Best-Selling Albums List. He kicked off 2013 with a performance on "Conan" and his very own PBS Special helmed by award- winning producer Ken Ehrlich. Titled "A Mann For All Seasons," the show features special guest appearances by multi-platinum artist Martina McBride and Mindi Abair and is a re-creation of the Elvis Presley '69 Comeback Special with Chris performing in a boxing ring on a Sony soundstage. There is a $33-$51 cover.


LON: JEAN BRASSARD WITH THE KID FROM PARIS

THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) presents Jean Brassard with 'The Kid From Paris' on Tuesday through Saturday, June 18th through 22nd. Yves Montand was one of France's most original stars and a leading interpreter of French chansons. In THE KID FROM PARIS, co-written and aptly directed by David Krueger, Jean Brassard presents an eclectic selection from Montand's repertoire, spanning an international 50-year career on stage and film. Brassard's solo tribute deftly weaves together songs, theatre vignettes and a vivid narrative of the beloved French icon's life, loves, passions and politics. Brassard, a French-speaking native of Quebec City, Canada, has been a New Yorker since 1982, and continues building his career on stage, television and film. A talented singer, graceful dancer, mime and natural raconteur, he has performed on numerous Manhattan stages with artists such as Steve Ross, Karen Kohler, K.T.Sullivan, Micheline van Hautem, Bob Cuccioli and Natascia Diaz. Jean was nominated for a MAC Award as Best Male Vocalist Debut. In 2012, he won an AGGIE Award as well as the New York Bistro Award for Outstanding Tribute, for The Kid from Paris. With Leigh Thompson on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: CHARLOTTE PATTON STILL "LOOKING FOR LOVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY"
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Charlotte Patton is bringing back her critically-acclaimed show, "Looking for Love in the 21st Century" to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) for three additional performances: on Friday, June 21st; Saturday, July 20th; and Thursday, August 15th, all three shows at 7:00 pm. This musical comedy cabaret show tells the story of looking for Mr. Right on the internet dating sites with songs by diverse composers Irving Berln, Rogers & Hart, Steven Lutvak, Dave Frishberg, Lyle Lovett, and others. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: SHARON CLARK IN "THEN . . . AND AGAIN"

In an all-new show, vocalist Sharon Clark and Music Director Chris Grasso present eye-opening pairings of songs on common themes from dramatically different sources at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, June 9th at 7:00 pm. They are joined by Eric Wheeler, bass and Lenny Robinson, drums. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, June 19th through 22nd, all shows also at 7:00 pm. Whether it's Irving Berlin or Jimi Hendrix, Elton John or Jerome Kern, Ms. Clark works her magic on the material. Ms. Clark's last Metropolitan Room show sold out. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE AT THE BEECHMAN

Dallas DuBois hosts DISTORTED DIZNEE, an outrageous take on some of the most beloved animated classics, at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Fridays 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: BIRDLAND PRESENTS STACEY KENT

Acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, June 18th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Stacey sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Stacey will be returning to Birdland fresh from the studio, where she has been recording her new album, "The Changing Lights" (EMI), due for release in September, 2013. She will preview a few of the songs from the new album during her NY residency. Stacey's current release was her third Blue Note/EMI CD, "Dreamer In Concert," her first ever live album and follow-up to the Grammy nominated "Breakfast on the Morning Tram" (2007) and all-French "Raconte-moi" (2009). Notably, Stacey's band features Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has formed the central plank in Stacey's recent albums. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TOMMY IGOE AND THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND EVERY FRIDAY

Every Friday at 5:15 pm, the "Broadway Big Band" directed by Tommy Igoe, roars into action at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080), playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. After work or before a show, drinks or a great dinner, come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. Experience why the BBB is fast becoming the must-see weekly jazz event in New York and kick off your weekend with what critics are calling "the best live music bargain in all of NYC!"Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: SADAO WATANABE

Saxophonist Sadao Watanabe will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, June 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. He is joined by Lawrence Fields, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; and Greg Hutchinson, drums. Watanabe's primary influences are Charlier Parker and Gary McFarland. His recordings are a mix of Brazilian fusion and classic bebop. He joined Toshiko Akiyoshi's quartet in 1953. He took over the band in 1956 when Toshiko left to study at Berklee. In 1962 Watanabe followed suit to Berklee. He spent 3 years in the US and made his mark working with Gary McFarland and Chico Hamilton. Through the decades, he has become one of the strongest musical influences in Japan. He has played at the Newport and Montreux Jazz Festivals as well as performances in Africa and Bombay. He was the first Japanese jazz musician to receive a National Award in Japan. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MYLES MANCUSO BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

The Miles Mancuso Band (Myles Mancuso, vocals, guitar, organ; Brandon Morrison, bass; Joe Piteo, drums; Jeremy Baum, keyboards) will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday & Saturday, June 21st & 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. At the age of nine Myles was affectionately referred to as "Mojo" in a newspaper article about him. Now 17 years old Myles Mancuso is a nationally recognized prodigy who fronts his own band, singing and playing Guitar and Keyboards. Noted by True Fire as one of the Top 10 Guitar Prodigies in the World, Myles has been preforming professionally for audiences since the age of 10. Myles' story was recently nominated for a 2012 Emmy and won a 2012 Cable Telly Award. In 2012 he was awarded for his outstanding musicianship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston Ma.. His band has performed at festivals such as Mountain Jam, The Sarasota Blues Fest and The NY State Blues Fest and Gathering of the Vibes in 2012. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ERIC ALEXANDER AND THE HAROLD MABERN QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Eric Alexander and the Harold Mabern Quintet (with Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Joe Farnsworth, drums; and John Webber, bass) perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, June 20th through 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Since veteran pianist Harold Mabern (77) first took saxophonist Eric Alexander (45) as a student in the late 1980s, they have recorded over twenty albums together. Mabern's storied career includes working with artists such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, and Sonny Rollins, and Alexander has similarly spent the past two decades recording and performing with some of jazz's greats, as well as building his own large and respected body of work. The chemistry between these two artists runs deep, and within the straight-ahead jazz and bop idioms they call home, both players stand out for their melodies, memorable improvised phrasing, and undeniable technical chops. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: SHERIE RENE SCOTT WITH PIECE OF MEAT

Sherie Rene Scott is back, front and center, for a limited two-week run of the highly-anticipated return engagement of her acclaimed show, Piece Of Meat at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with performances on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm, June 17th through 29th, with additional late shows on Friday & Saturday, June 28th & 29th at 11:00 pm. Piece of Meat is an exhilarating show about human desires - carnal, culinary and otherwise - and Ms. Scott explores her singular storytelling and musical abilities with songs by Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Talking Heads, Pete Townshend, Annie Lennox, Dire Straights, Buddy Holly, Kate Bush and Noah & The Whale, as well as original compositions by Music Director Todd Almond. The show features Musical Staging by Michele Lynch and Direction by Lear Debessonett. A multiple Tony Award loser/Obie and Lortel Award winner, Ms Scott's work off and on Broadway covers an array of well-loved productions including her own Everyday Rapture (co-written with Dick Scanlan), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Little Mermaid, Landscape of the Body, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida, Rent & The Who's Tommy. With Kurt Deutsch, she co-founded Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, receiving Grammy Awards and nominations, plus a 2006 Drama Desk Award for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings. There is a $25-$70 cover plus a $25-$30 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NORBERT LEO BUTZ AT 54 BELOW WITH GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS

Back by popular demand, two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with a BRAND NEW SHOW on Fridays & Saturdays, June 7th & 8th and 21st & 22nd, all shows at 11:00 pm. The show focuses on the female - both the mythic & the contemporary. Expect tunes from the likes of Elvis Costello, Loretta Lynn, Frank Sinatra and even a litttle Johnny Cash! After celebrating his dazzling cabaret debut (which went on to be the critically-lauded CD), last year at 54 Below, we're delighted to re-welcome the star of Wicked, The Last 5 Years, Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels, Thou Shalt Not, Catch Me if You Can and the forthcoming Big Fish.There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE ROSSANO SPORTIELLO TRIO DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) has announced that The Rossano Sportiello Trio will debut at the Cafe for a two week engagement running Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 11th through 22nd at 8:45 pm. The trio features Rossano Sportiello on piano, Frank Tate on bass (June 11-15), Joel Forbes on bass (June 18-22), and Dennis Mackrel on drums. The Trio will be performing their program, The Smiling Piano: A Tribute To The Artistry Of Jazz Piano Icon George Shearing. A tribute to George Shearing means a tribute to jazz piano in general. Mr. Shearing's style was first inspired by Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, and Art Tatum. But Shearing soon became one the masters of be-bop. A Shearing tribute is also naturally a tribute to The Great American Song Book, because he was one of its greatest interpreters and one of the most remarkable improvisers of all time, as well as a very prolific composer. Stride piano, swing, be-bop, the Great American Song Book and classical music are the leading ingredients that shape the Trio's tribute. There is a $65 music charge ($45 bar seating) Tuesday through Thursday and a $75 music charge ($50 bar seating) for shows on Friday and Saturday.

NYC: "TALES FROM THE JAZZ AGE: AN F. SCOTT FITZGERALD SONGBOOK"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) presents "TALES FROM THE JAZZ AGE: AN F. SCOTT FITZGERALD SONGBOOK" as the next show in it's Second-Act Late Night Series. Performances are Thursdays & Fridays, June 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st, all at 10:45 pm. The revue stars Emily Bergl, Matthew Saldivar, and Molly Pope. Songs referenced by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his novels and stories, and directly associated with his life make up the soundtrack of an inventive new theatrical revue conceived and co-created by the jazz writer Will Friedwald, co-created and directed by Sarna Lapine, with music direction by Jon Weber. Combining comedic and dramatic excerpts from the Fitzgerald canon with songs that he specifically references throughout his fiction, "Tales from the Jazz Age" is the first collaboration between Friedwald (The Wall Street Journal columnist is the author of eight books and the recipient of ten Grammy nominations) and Lapine (select Broadway assistant director credits include "Sondheim on Sondheim," Lincoln Center Theater's "South Pacific" and "The Light in the Piazza"). Weber, who leads a four-person combo and provides the arrangements, is the host of NPR's Piano Jazz with Jon Weber. There is a $25 (Thursday) - $30 (Friday) cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NY STATE: FORT SALEM OPENS SEASON WITH MAN OF LA MANCHA

Once a noble experiment, now an annual tradition, Tim Nelson and his Rose Center Theater Repertory Players fly themselves and their costumes from Westminster, California, to Salem, New York, and present a "big" classic musical at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200). This year, for one weekend only, Friday through Sunday, June 21st through 23rd, the show is Man of La Mancha, the Don Quixote legend set to beautiful music, which includes the show's hit song, "The Impossible Dream." Man of La Mancha, based on Miguel de Cervantes's seventeenth century masterpiece, Don Quixote, originated as a ninety-minute TV play without music in 1959, written by Dale Wasserman for DuPont's Show of the Month. Wasserman took his script, with much of the dialogue in place, and, with lyricist Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh, workshopped the musical at Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House and opened at the ANTA Washington Square Theater in 1965, winning five Tony Awards and running for 2,328 performances. Westminster's Fort Salem production stars actors familiar to local audiences: Chris Caputo (the Sheriff of Nottingham from last year's Robin Hood) and Melissa Cook (Julie from Carousel). Director Tim Nelson was hired ten years ago by Kathy Beaver, former owner and artistic director at Fort Salem, to direct her production of Man of La Mancha, and was so taken with the area that he purchased a vacation home on Salem's Vermont border. Artistic Director of The Rose Center, a community-owned theater in Orange County, California, Nelson is also chair of the Musical Theater Department at the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, which as a school wins national awards for excellence, and whose students (under Nelson's tutelage) have consistently won the highest national performance awards every year in New York City. Tickets are $30.

TOR: MOLLY JOHNSON AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

In association with the 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival, Molly Johnson will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, June 21st & 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Molly Johnson has earned her reputation as one of Canada's greatest voices - She has rocked standing room only audiences from coast-to-coast as a pop artist, and seduced the patrons of salons and lounges with her luscious interpretations of jazz and blues standards. She has sung for royalty aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia for the Prince and late Princes of Wales, for humanitarian royalty - Nelson Mandela and for musical royalty - Quincy Jones. Molly works with countless charitable organizations and in 2008 was honoured with becoming an Officer of The Order of Canada. Please note that under the festival umbrella all concerts on Friday June 21st will be free of charge. You may make dinner and show reservations for the 8 o'clock performance the 10:30 show is general admission. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: MONTY ALEXANDER AT BLUE ALLEY

Legendary Jamaican Pianist Monty Alexander performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, June 20th through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, he took his first piano lessons at age six but was largely self-taught. His musical collaborations span multiple genres and styles. In August 2000 Monty Alexander was awarded the title of Commander in the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for outstanding services to Jamaica in his capacity as worldwide music ambassador. Alexander maintains a rigorous touring schedule worldwide, from jazz clubs to concert halls and playing at Jazz Festivals. To date Monty Alexander has recorded over 70 albums as a leader. Call for cover/minimum information.


MD: SHAUN MURPHY AT BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ

BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) is proud to announce the appearance of Nashville-based blues singer Shaun Murphy, on Friday and Saturday June 21st and 22nd at 8:00 PM. Shaun Murphy is a singer's singer as evidenced through her rich body of work and professional associations with the cream of the musical crop. Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat and Meatloaf can't all be wrong. It's no mystery that Murphy has withstood the test of time that marks all true artists. She's as vital today as she was when she first lit up the studio and stage with Bob Seger and teamed with Meatloaf for the album Stoney [Murphy] and Meatloaf. Though she's enjoyed prolonged residencies with Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band, Eric Clapton and most recently, Little Feat, her vocal stamp appears on records as diverse as Coco Montoya, Alice Cooper and Michael Bolton. Call for cover/minimum information.

MW: DEB MULLINS: BLUESVILLE AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB

Deb Mullins will bring her show Bluesville to THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday, June 21st at 8:00 pm. Intimate Opera of Indianapolis presents a benefit concert in support of AIDS prevention and research. The songs from the AIDS Quilt Songbook were written in response to the spread of HIV in the 1980s and 1990s. These works represent selections from a wide variety of composers. Intimate Opera will pair selections from the Songbook with works by gay composers Samuel Barber and Benjamin Britten for an evening of inspirational and moving works. Tickets are $55-$65-$75 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum. SOLD OUT - call for possible cancellations.

CHI: JUDY GARLAND DUETS WITH LAURA FREEMAN & ROB DORN

Forty years ago, the world lost one of its greatest entertainers, Judy Garland. To commemorate her musical legacy, Rob Dorn and Laura Freeman present The Judy Garland Duets on Friday, June 21st at 7:30 pm at the BERGER PARK CULTURAL CENTER (6205 North Sheridan, Chicago IL - 773-761-0376). A loving tribute to Judy Garland and the musical men in her life, Rob and Laura explore why and how she has touched so many of our lives. The pair will salute the duets of Judy and Gene, Fred, Mickey and others. Re-visit some of Judy's beloved films at MGM, as they both recreate and reinvent classic arrangements of For Me and My Gal, The Trolley Song, The Man Who Got Away and many more. The Judy Garland Duets promises to be informative, funny and full of heart. There is a $10 fee.

L.A.: ANDREA MARCOVICCI AT THE GARDENIA

Cabaret favorited Andrea Marcovicci brings her show Moonlight Cocktail - Stork Club to THE GARDENIA(7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesday, May 29th and Friday & Saturday, June 21st & 22nd, all shows at 9:00 pm. The show celebrates that bygone era of sophisticated New York nightlife of dining and dancing at The Stork Club and the El Morocco. And at Tony's, Spivy's and The Blue Angel where the singers that enthralled you became household names like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Julie Wilson, Hildegarde, Portia Nelson, Billie Holiday and more. Andrea's nostalgic spin through the forties and fifties, when an evening began at one club before winding down with fine champagne at another, is filled with her unique insight, charm and wit. She reveals the backstage stories while capturing the joi de vivre of the era. Highlights include: Sunday in New York, You Fascinate Me So, Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, All in Fun, Talk of the Town, Some Other Time, as well as the delicious title song Moonlight Cocktail. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: BARBARA COOK WITH "LET'S FALL IN LOVE AGAIN"

Broadway/Cabaret favorite Barbara Cook performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) June 19th through 23rd, Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday at 7:00 pm with an additional late show on Saturday at 10:30 pm. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ing•nue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Miss Cook then launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. A newly named 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, Miss Cook recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. There is a $90-$115 cover. All ticket purchases include a $30 food and beverage credit that can be used at Kanpai Lounge, Restaurant Anzu or table service during the performance.


AUS: {BRACKETS} STAND UP COMEDY

"Intelligent comedy" is on the menu at {BRACKETS}, a new Stand Up Comedy show every Friday night at 10:30 pm at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000). These shows are beautifully crafted by comedians who have something to say - and they won't leave you in the gutter. Curated by Clayton Steele and presented in association with Australian Mensa Inc. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: JEAN BRASSARD WITH THE KID FROM PARIS

THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) presents Jean Brassard with 'The Kid From Paris' on Tuesday through Saturday, June 18th through 22nd. Yves Montand was one of France's most original stars and a leading interpreter of French chansons. In THE KID FROM PARIS, co-written and aptly directed by David Krueger, Jean Brassard presents an eclectic selection from Montand's repertoire, spanning an international 50-year career on stage and film. Brassard's solo tribute deftly weaves together songs, theatre vignettes and a vivid narrative of the beloved French icon's life, loves, passions and politics. Brassard, a French-speaking native of Quebec City, Canada, has been a New Yorker since 1982, and continues building his career on stage, television and film. A talented singer, graceful dancer, mime and natural raconteur, he has performed on numerous Manhattan stages with artists such as Steve Ross, Karen Kohler, K.T.Sullivan, Micheline van Hautem, Bob Cuccioli and Natascia Diaz. Jean was nominated for a MAC Award as Best Male Vocalist Debut. In 2012, he won an AGGIE Award as well as the New York Bistro Award for Outstanding Tribute, for The Kid from Paris. With Leigh Thompson on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


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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: SHARON CLARK IN "THEN . . . AND AGAIN"

In an all-new show, vocalist Sharon Clark and Music Director Chris Grasso present eye-opening pairings of songs on common themes from dramatically different sources at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, June 9th at 7:00 pm. They are joined by Eric Wheeler, bass and Lenny Robinson, drums. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, June 19th through 22nd, all shows also at 7:00 pm. Whether it's Irving Berlin or Jimi Hendrix, Elton John or Jerome Kern, Ms. Clark works her magic on the material. Ms. Clark's last Metropolitan Room show sold out. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JUNE CALENDAR GIRL - "FRIEND OF DOROTHY: THE SONGS OF JUDY GARLAND"

Colleen McHugh presents her latest show of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series, and this month she presents "FRIEND OF DOROTHY: THE SONGS OF JUDY GARLAND" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, June 20th at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Jody Shelton. All your favorites, from Judy's earliest hits to her Carnegie Hall classics. Come celebrate the classic songs of the one and only Judy Garland! This one sells out every year (for good reason!). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS AUDREY SILVER

Audrey Silver, one of the most elegantly creative singers in jazz today, will appear at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, June 20th at 9:30 pm. Known for her smooth, effortless sound, sensitive interpretations, satisfying swing, and unique approach to the American songbook, Audrey sings with a style that radiates her warm, generous personality. Audrey's steady stream of appearances - including recent performances at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival and New York's prestigious JVC Jazz Festival have made her more sought after than ever. Based in New York City, she regularly performs at numerous venues including 55 Bar, Bargemusic, Sweet Rhythm, Cleopatra's Needle, and The Kitano Hotel. She has become a familiar face at the Metropolitan Room and recently completed a five-month engagement at Bruno Jamais Restaurant and Club. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS STACEY KENT

Acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, June 18th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Stacey sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Stacey will be returning to Birdland fresh from the studio, where she has been recording her new album, "The Changing Lights" (EMI), due for release in September, 2013. She will preview a few of the songs from the new album during her NY residency. Stacey's current release was her third Blue Note/EMI CD, "Dreamer In Concert," her first ever live album and follow-up to the Grammy nominated "Breakfast on the Morning Tram" (2007) and all-French "Raconte-moi" (2009). Notably, Stacey's band features Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has formed the central plank in Stacey's recent albums. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: JOHN McLAUGHLIN & THE 4TH DIMENSION

John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Thursday, June 18th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Joining him are Gary Husband, keys; Ranjit Barot, drums; and Etienne Mbappe, electric bass. Veteran guitar grandmaster John McLaughlin has earned a place in the top echelon of the six-string pantheon. His virtuosity has been on display in a number of divergent settings throughout his celebrated career, beginning in the early 1960s as the electric guitarist for Georgie Fame's rocking Blue Flames. From there he covered a wide swath of musical territory. In the late '60s and early '70s, he explored electric guitar jazz-rock fusion with Tony Williams's Lifetime and Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, On the Corner and Live at the Cellar Door bands. (It was through McLaughlin's tenure with Miles that he got to work with Chick Corea.) The veteran guitar aficionado celebrates his 70th birthday year with the announcement of Now Here This (Abstract Logix) as he ups-the-ante even further with greater fire, finesse and freewheeling interplay with his latest group, The 4th Dimension. There is a $35-$55 cover.

NYC: ERIC ALEXANDER AND THE HAROLD MABERN QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Eric Alexander and the Harold Mabern Quintet (with Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Joe Farnsworth, drums; and John Webber, bass) perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, June 20th through 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Since veteran pianist Harold Mabern (77) first took saxophonist Eric Alexander (45) as a student in the late 1980s, they have recorded over twenty albums together. Mabern's storied career includes working with artists such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, and Sonny Rollins, and Alexander has similarly spent the past two decades recording and performing with some of jazz's greats, as well as building his own large and respected body of work. The chemistry between these two artists runs deep, and within the straight-ahead jazz and bop idioms they call home, both players stand out for their melodies, memorable improvised phrasing, and undeniable technical chops. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: SHERIE RENE SCOTT WITH PIECE OF MEAT

Sherie Rene Scott is back, front and center, for a limited two-week run of the highly-anticipated return engagement of her acclaimed show, Piece Of Meat at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with performances on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm, June 17th through 29th, with additional late shows on Friday & Saturday, June 28th & 29th at 11:00 pm. Piece of Meat is an exhilarating show about human desires - carnal, culinary and otherwise - and Ms. Scott explores her singular storytelling and musical abilities with songs by Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Talking Heads, Pete Townshend, Annie Lennox, Dire Straights, Buddy Holly, Kate Bush and Noah & The Whale, as well as original compositions by Music Director Todd Almond. The show features Musical Staging by Michele Lynch and Direction by Lear Debessonett. A multiple Tony Award loser/Obie and Lortel Award winner, Ms Scott's work off and on Broadway covers an array of well-loved productions including her own Everyday Rapture (co-written with Dick Scanlan), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Little Mermaid, Landscape of the Body, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida, Rent & The Who's Tommy. With Kurt Deutsch, she co-founded Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, receiving Grammy Awards and nominations, plus a 2006 Drama Desk Award for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings. There is a $25-$70 cover plus a $25-$30 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MX. JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND'S SUMMER CAMP

For six nights in June, Justin Vivian Bond, under the Musical Direction of Emmy Award-winning composer Lance Horne, will be casting a LOVE spell at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). Shows are scheduled for Wednesdays & Thursdays, June 12th through 27th at 9:30 pm. Earn your merit badge on the ways of LOVE by entering a midsummer night's dreamscape of musical enchantment featuring a collection of songs with "LOVE" in the title made famous by a wide variety entertainers such as Lena Horne, Kate Bush, Cat Power, The Gossip, Bronski Beat and more. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT AT 54 BELOW: 15:54, A NEW WEEKLY SERIES

In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. On June 20th at 11:00 PM, "15:54" will unlock the doors for a weekly Thursday Late Night series at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) featuring the best of New York City's cutting edge nightlife. Re-inventing the magic of Studio 54, resident artists, performers, and DJ's will serve you 15-minute sets at 54 Below. Upcoming artists and DJ sets include: Bridget Everett, Lance Horne, Corey Tut, Jamez Lopez, Lord Easy, Emma Dean, The Deep Pink, remixes by Quinn McCarthy, The Creamery Studio and many others TBA. There is a $15 cover - no minimum.

NYC: THE ROSSANO SPORTIELLO TRIO DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) has announced that The Rossano Sportiello Trio will debut at the Cafe for a two week engagement running Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 11th through 22nd at 8:45 pm. The trio features Rossano Sportiello on piano, Frank Tate on bass (June 11-15), Joel Forbes on bass (June 18-22), and Dennis Mackrel on drums. The Trio will be performing their program, The Smiling Piano: A Tribute To The Artistry Of Jazz Piano Icon George Shearing. A tribute to George Shearing means a tribute to jazz piano in general. Mr. Shearing's style was first inspired by Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, and Art Tatum. But Shearing soon became one the masters of be-bop. A Shearing tribute is also naturally a tribute to The Great American Song Book, because he was one of its greatest interpreters and one of the most remarkable improvisers of all time, as well as a very prolific composer. Stride piano, swing, be-bop, the Great American Song Book and classical music are the leading ingredients that shape the Trio's tribute. There is a $65 music charge ($45 bar seating) Tuesday through Thursday and a $75 music charge ($50 bar seating) for shows on Friday and Saturday.

NYC: "TALES FROM THE JAZZ AGE: AN F. SCOTT FITZGERALD SONGBOOK"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) presents "TALES FROM THE JAZZ AGE: AN F. SCOTT FITZGERALD SONGBOOK" as the next show in it's Second-Act Late Night Series. Performances are Thursdays & Fridays, June 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st, all at 10:45 pm. The revue stars Emily Bergl, Matthew Saldivar, and Molly Pope. Songs referenced by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his novels and stories, and directly associated with his life make up the soundtrack of an inventive new theatrical revue conceived and co-created by the jazz writer Will Friedwald, co-created and directed by Sarna Lapine, with music direction by Jon Weber. Combining comedic and dramatic excerpts from the Fitzgerald canon with songs that he specifically references throughout his fiction, "Tales from the Jazz Age" is the first collaboration between Friedwald (The Wall Street Journal columnist is the author of eight books and the recipient of ten Grammy nominations) and Lapine (select Broadway assistant director credits include "Sondheim on Sondheim," Lincoln Center Theater's "South Pacific" and "The Light in the Piazza"). Weber, who leads a four-person combo and provides the arrangements, is the host of NPR's Piano Jazz with Jon Weber. There is a $25 (Thursday) - $30 (Friday) cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NY STATE: PIANO BAR WITH BOBBY BELFRY AT THE BEAR MOUNTAIN INN

Each Thursday night beginning at 8:00 pm, THE BLUE ROOF TAPAS BAR at THE BEAR MOUNTAIN INN (55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain, NY - 845-786-2731) will host a rollicking night of great music from Sinatra to GaGa and just about every musical genre in between on Thursdays, with award winning recording artist and songwriter Bobby Belfry as singer & host and the brilliant all-around musician and singer David Budway at the piano, as well as the magnificent Sarah Mucho on vocals (this lady can croon and rock then tear it all up and start over again! If you don't know what that means-there's only one way to find out!) The mic is OPEN! So if you sing, bring sheet music and sing a tune. AND if you don't sing, sing along anyway! Chef Michael Matarazzo has prepared a phenomenal menu of delicious & sophisticated tapas and comfort-bar food that will satisfy and amaze! There is also an exceptional wine list, tap beers, and cocktails that tie it all together in the cozy package that it is. Call for cover/minimum information.


MA: "IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT" WITH THE FOLLEN ANGELS

The Follen Angels announce a new opportunity to celebrate the first night of summer with great live music and a delicious full course dinner at HOLIDAY INN OF BROOKLINE (1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA - 877-410-6667) on Friday, June 21st at 7:00 pm. The show is "In The Still of the Night - Classics of the '40s, '50s and '60s" Great memories and sounds of summer. Sinatra, Patsy Klein, Elvis, the Beatles, Ray Charles and Doo Wop tunes wafting through the air on radios resting on open window sills throughout the neighborhood. The music is from the era of "Mad Men". The Follen Angels have filled concert halls and radio airwaves, and continue to draw enthusiastic audiences from Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge to Mechanics Hall in Worchester, and the Metropolitan Room and Don't Tell Mama in New York City. Dinner/show $45.

BOS: RAVI COLTRANE AT SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB

Ravi Coltrane performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, June 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Second son of jazz royalty John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane's exciting post-bop tenor sax style has made an indelible stamp on the modern jazz scene and he's a frequent fixture at such prestigious gatherings as the Monterey and Newport Jazz Festivals. Praised for his music's "elusive beauty" saxophonist Ravi Coltrane takes a bold step in his creative journey with Spirit Fiction, his Blue Note Records debut. Show/dinner: $65 - show only $25


TOR: CANADIAN FORCES NIGHT AT THE JAZZ BISTRO IN TORONTO

Canadian Forces & Families asks for your kind support for members of the Canadian Forces and their families to attend opening night of the Toronto Jazz Festival on Thursday, June 20th at 7:00 pm, at the THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299). Molly Johnson, Joe Sealy and Colin Hunter will highlight the evening. The evening will start at 7:00 and go to midnight. Tickets are $200 each for Canadian Forces members and will result in a charitable tax receipt in the full amount of $200. There will be no charitable receipt for those attending who are not CF members.


DC: MONTY ALEXANDER AT BLUE ALLEY

Legendary Jamaican Pianist Monty Alexander performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, June 20th through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, he took his first piano lessons at age six but was largely self-taught. His musical collaborations span multiple genres and styles. In August 2000 Monty Alexander was awarded the title of Commander in the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for outstanding services to Jamaica in his capacity as worldwide music ambassador. Alexander maintains a rigorous touring schedule worldwide, from jazz clubs to concert halls and playing at Jazz Festivals. To date Monty Alexander has recorded over 70 albums as a leader. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: LORRAINA MARRO AT THE WAREHOUSE AT MARINA DEL REY

On Thursday, June 20th, Lorraina Marro returns to the stage at THE WAREHOUSE RESTAURANT (4499 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA - 310-823-5451) She will be singing together with Chris Glik on piano, Michael Saucier on electric bass, and Steve Pemberton on drums. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lorraina Marro has made her mark as a classy, sophisticated and talented jazz vocalist, who is passionate about her music and committed to interpreting songs in her own style. Her live performances display her joy in singing, her charm, warm sense of humor and genuine connection with her audience. Her own life experiences help breathe life into the lyrics she sings, whether it be a ballad that tears at the heartstrings or a lively up tempo number that makes you want to smile and tap your feet on the floor. Growing up, Lorraina was heavily influenced by one legendary vocalist in particular - Nancy Wilson, but also credits other extraordinary singers such as Della Reese, Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick, and Barbra Streisand for inspiring her to develop and share her gift with the world. There is a $10 cover.

L.A.: MONICA PETERSON AT THE GARDENIA

Monica Peterson will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, June 20th at 9:00 pm. Known as a film and musical star in Europe, Miss Peterson was brought to California by 20th Century Fox as a starlet along with Raquel Welch, Mia Farrow, Tom Selleck, and others, after completing screen tests that included music and dance. She played the role of "Captain Peterson" on M*A*S*H, and has had roles in Antony and Cleopatra, (filmed in Spain with Charlton Heston directing,) and in The Fall of the Roman Empire, starring Sophia Loren and Stephen Boyd. She presently has four CDs to her credit, and her recent single, "The Thrill is Gone," has received a great deal of buzz in Europe, Japan, and America. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: BARBARA COOK WITH "LET'S FALL IN LOVE AGAIN"

Broadway/Cabaret favorite Barbara Cook performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) June 19th through 23rd, Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday at 7:00 pm with an additional late show on Saturday at 10:30 pm. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ing•nue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Miss Cook then launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. A newly named 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, Miss Cook recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. There is a $90-$115 cover. All ticket purchases include a $30 food and beverage credit that can be used at Kanpai Lounge, Restaurant Anzu or table service during the performance.


S.F.: DR. L. SUBRAMANIAM GLOBAL FUSION WITH LARRY CORYELL

Dr. L. Subramaniam Global Fusion performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday,June 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Subramaniam, India's violin icon, "The Paganini of Indian Classical music," "the God of Indian Violin" is the serenity of an Indian musician combined with the magnetism of a western "star." Constantly propelled from Singapore to Paris, from Delhi to Los Angeles, he has conquered every audience with the elegance and virtuosity of his style. His career as a childhood prodigy brought him into contact with the greatest musicians and he soon imposed himself as a master of the violin. At a very young age, he was honoured with the title "Violin Chakravarthy" (emperor of the violin). No other musician can boast of such diverse repertoire and collaborations, or even such mind-boggling techniques. Till date, Dr. Subramaniam has produced, performed, collaborated, conducted and close to two hundred recordings. Dr. L. Subramaniam is the only musician who has performed/recorded Karnatic Classical Music, Western Classical Music, both Orchestral and non-Orchestral, and also composed for and conducted major Orchestras, scored for films, collaborated with a wide range of some of the greatest musicians, from different genres of music including jazz, occidental, jugalbandis with North Indian musicians, world music and global fusion. He has established himself as a force that is strongly Indian, but universal in nature and approach. There is a $36-$50 (8:00 pm) and $28-$42 (10:00 pm) cover.

AUS: THIRSTY THURSDAYS WITH TREVOR JONES
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Thirsty Thursdays - the tradition in the music theatre community for a ritual post-show drink - is a terribly kept secret. It is celebrated weekly at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Thursdays at 10:30 pm. Legendary piano man and cabaret performer Trevor Jones takes charge of our showroom for an evening of laughs and great music. Bring a song to sing, request your favourite, or just enjoy the performances and rub shoulders with cast members from major musicals. Call for cover/minimum information.


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.

LON: JEAN BRASSARD WITH THE KID FROM PARIS

THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) presents Jean Brassard with 'The Kid From Paris' on Tuesday through Saturday, June 18th through 22nd. Yves Montand was one of France's most original stars and a leading interpreter of French chansons. In THE KID FROM PARIS, co-written and aptly directed by David Krueger, Jean Brassard presents an eclectic selection from Montand's repertoire, spanning an international 50-year career on stage and film. Brassard's solo tribute deftly weaves together songs, theatre vignettes and a vivid narrative of the beloved French icon's life, loves, passions and politics. Brassard, a French-speaking native of Quebec City, Canada, has been a New Yorker since 1982, and continues building his career on stage, television and film. A talented singer, graceful dancer, mime and natural raconteur, he has performed on numerous Manhattan stages with artists such as Steve Ross, Karen Kohler, K.T.Sullivan, Micheline van Hautem, Bob Cuccioli and Natascia Diaz. Jean was nominated for a MAC Award as Best Male Vocalist Debut. In 2012, he won an AGGIE Award as well as the New York Bistro Award for Outstanding Tribute, for The Kid from Paris. With Leigh Thompson on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


Following a successful four-month run at San Martin on the East Side, Chris Barrett brings his music to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) for an open ended run on Mondays through Wednesdays starting Monday, January 21st. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard.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 at San Martin, NYC. There is no cover charge.

NYC: SHARON CLARK IN "THEN . . . AND AGAIN"

In an all-new show, vocalist Sharon Clark and Music Director Chris Grasso present eye-opening pairings of songs on common themes from dramatically different sources at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, June 9th at 7:00 pm. They are joined by Eric Wheeler, bass and Lenny Robinson, drums. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, June 19th through 22nd, all shows also at 7:00 pm. Whether it's Irving Berlin or Jimi Hendrix, Elton John or Jerome Kern, Ms. Clark works her magic on the material. Ms. Clark's last Metropolitan Room show sold out. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: EDUARDO CANTO LATE NIGHT AT THE MET

Award-winning Brazilian singer Eduardo Canto makes his NYC cabaret debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, June 19th at 11:30 pm with his show 'Lupicinio Rodrigues - Your Stories & Songs". Musical direction and arrangements by Roberto Menescal. Voted as one of the top 3 popular singers in Brazil by Brazilian Music Award, Eduardo Canto will sing with his beautiful baritone voice the stories and songs of the composer most recorded in Brazil: Lupicinio Rodrigues. His show won a definitive record deal to create a CD, with music production and arrangements by Roberto Menescal (who also plays on all tracks). Eduardo Canto, and the full magnitude of his baritone voice, brings us to the universe of passione through his compositions in bossa nova rhythm. In the script there are14 songs and their stories. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DANIELLE GRABIANOWSKI RETURNS TO THE NEW YORK CABARET SCENE

Danielle Grabianowski, the award-winning singing actress makes a return to the cabaret scene in an eclectic, impromptu set of standards, stories and pop tunes at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438), on Wednesdays, June 19th and August 28th, both shows at 7:00 pm. Grabianowski was last seen as the jazz singer Josephine Grant in the award-winning Off-Broadway sensation, Sleep No More. The evening will also feature longtime collaborator and fellow Buffalo, NY native Nate Buccieri on piano. Grabianowski won the 2010 MAC Award for Outstanding Female Debut, the Bistro's Ira Eaker Special Achievement Award given to a "Star on the Rise". Danielle took a two-year hiatus from performing to pursue a master's degree in Social Work from New York University and has performed with various theater companies around the country including the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Bakerloo Theatre Project and Bigfork Summer Playhouse as well as in various readings and workshops of new musicals and plays in New York City. Favorites include Thea in Fiorello!, the Porter in Macbeth, Fiona in Brigadoon and Angelique in The Imaginary Invalid. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE KEVIN HARRIS ALL STARS AT THE CUTTING ROOM

The Kevin Harris All Stars featuring Kevin Harris - vocals, Donald Harrison - alto saxophone, Mike Clark - drums, Richie Goods - bass, Ben Butler - guitar, Mark Berman - piano/keyboards, will appear at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Wednesday, June 19th at 10:00 pm. For Vocalist Kevin Harris, Music is Life and since being diagnosed and undergoing treatment for stage 4 throat/neck cancer, Kevin decided it was time to celebrate Music and thus celebrate Life itself. Having worked with such great artists such as Rodney Franklin, Esther Phillips Members of Santana, the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, as well as Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks, the Headhunters and fronting his all-star band Tout Le Monde, Kevin has earned a justified following and respect in the world of jazz and music at large. Known as a powerhouse singer with athletic performances, Kevin is known to be one of the top frontmen in the business today whether it be Jazz, Funk, Soul or even Rock & Roll. Kevin soars with his high notes and takes listeners on a journey they don't want to end. Kevin is marking his return with a truly all-star band, There is a $25 cover.


NYC: DEANNA KIRK WILL PERFORM AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

2013 Bistro Award Winner Deanna Kirk will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, June 18th at 9:30 pm with her show "Deanna Loves 'Bobby Short Loves Cole Porter'" John DiMartino serves as Musical Director on piano with Neal Miner bass. On a summer morning a few years ago, Deanna Kirk took the stage at her legendary music club Deanna's in New York City. The Steinway Grand piano that had once been delivered to the club by Blue Note recording artist Jackie Terresson, like everything else in the place, had been torched beyond recognition and then torn apart and drowned by the relentless blast of four different fire hoses. She caught a glimpse of herself in a broken mirror, one of the dozens that had once reflected candle light throughout the club for all of its five years, and she wondered what to salvage and what to leave behind. For five years Deanna performed for and with some of the biggest names in jazz (Roy Hargrove, Eartha Kitt, Cecil Taylor), rock music (Keith Richards, The Spin Doctors) and American culture (from Quentin Crisp to Matt Dillon and Sarah Jessica Parker to George Stephanopolous). Deanna's gave a home and a school to some of New York's most promising young musicians. There were no set times. No cover ever. The club was a non-stop musical exploration from sundown to sun up seven nights a week. It was there that Deanna recorded her first and only live jazz album, "Live at Deanna's," critically acclaimed by the press and jazz fans around the world. As her debut studio album climbed the charts, it was clear that Deanna's career would continue to flourish. She has proven herself a successful songwriter as well as an extraordinary singer. Deanna wrote and recorded her second studio album "Where Are You Now" for Blackbird/Elektra which also received critical acclaim. She toured North America with Jane Siberry. She signed a publishing deal with Bug Music and began to write and record for film and television soundtracks (Deanna's music has been featured in such television shows as Felicity, Hyperion Bay and Cupid and on such movie soundtracks as "Down To You" and "Me Myself I"). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2013 JAZZ AWARDS PARTY

The Jazz Journalists Association will celebrate its 25th birthday and honor winners of its 17th annual 2013 Jazz Awards with a cocktails-plus-music party at the THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 19th. Harpist Edmar Castaneda, singer Paulette Dozier with pianist Danny Mixon, and violinist Zach Brock's trio will provide entertainment; Josh Jackson, host of WBGO's "The Checkout," will be Master of Ceremonies. The event is open to the public; reservations should be made at http://bit.ly/10WrObb . Winners of the JJA's awards for jazz journalism, the only recognition of excellence in this field, will be announced at the event. Winners of JJA Jazz Awards for musical achievement - topped by Lifetime Achievement in Jazz recipient Wayne Shorter, and Musician of the Year trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith - were announced May 1st, and are being presented at the honorees' performances in various venues across the U.S. A complete list of those winners and roster of the JJA's 2013 Jazz Heroes Awards for "activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz" are posted at http://www.JJAJazzAwards.org/ . Tickets are $60.

NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band aka David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band (also known as the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band) breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Now in its 11th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/ vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder, and more! There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS STACEY KENT

Acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, June 18th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Stacey sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Stacey will be returning to Birdland fresh from the studio, where she has been recording her new album, "The Changing Lights" (EMI), due for release in September, 2013. She will preview a few of the songs from the new album during her NY residency. Stacey's current release was her third Blue Note/EMI CD, "Dreamer In Concert," her first ever live album and follow-up to the Grammy nominated "Breakfast on the Morning Tram" (2007) and all-French "Raconte-moi" (2009). Notably, Stacey's band features Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has formed the central plank in Stacey's recent albums. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: JOHN McLAUGHLIN & THE 4TH DIMENSION

John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Thursday, June 18th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Joining him are Gary Husband, keys; Ranjit Barot, drums; and Etienne Mbappe, electric bass. Veteran guitar grandmaster John McLaughlin has earned a place in the top echelon of the six-string pantheon. His virtuosity has been on display in a number of divergent settings throughout his celebrated career, beginning in the early 1960s as the electric guitarist for Georgie Fame's rocking Blue Flames. From there he covered a wide swath of musical territory. In the late '60s and early '70s, he explored electric guitar jazz-rock fusion with Tony Williams's Lifetime and Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, On the Corner and Live at the Cellar Door bands. (It was through McLaughlin's tenure with Miles that he got to work with Chick Corea.) The veteran guitar aficionado celebrates his 70th birthday year with the announcement of Now Here This (Abstract Logix) as he ups-the-ante even further with greater fire, finesse and freewheeling interplay with his latest group, The 4th Dimension. There is a $35-$55 cover.

NYC: 2012 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE IAN MCLAGAN AT THE IRIDIUM

Ian McLagan (Member of the English rock bands Small Faces and Faces), accompanied by Jon Notarthomas (of The Bump Band) on Bass and Guitar perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, June 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. There is no other keyboardist in the history of rock & roll with a more stunning, voluminous resume than Ian McLagan. He was the animating force behind The Faces & The Small Faces and has toured and recorded with: The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, David Lindley, Paul Westerberg, Billy Bragg and Patty Griffin, just to name a few. His Wurlitzer electric piano is heard on everything from Stay With Me by The Faces to the smash hit Miss You by The Rolling Stones, and Mac's trademark Hammond B-3 organ is featured on the Small Faces classic Itchycoo Park and Rod Stewart's Maggie May and You Wear It Well. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PAPO VAZQUEZ MIGHTY PIRATES TROUBADOURS AT DIZZY'S

Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours (Papo Vazquez, trombone; Willie Williams, saxophones; Rick Germanson, piano; Dezron Douglas, bass; Alvester Garnett, drums; Anthony Carrillo and Carlitos Maldonado, percussion) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, June 18th & 19th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. NEA Latino Master Papo Vazquez is a visionary composer, trombonist, singer, and percussionist, whose eclectic output includes jazz, Afro-Caribbean, classical, and a wide spectrum of Latin music - sometimes performed individually, and sometimes in combination. This diverse, often theatrical repertoire is brought to life by the Mighty Pirates Troubadours band, which masterfully navigates Vazquez' journey through Latin dance grooves, extended jazz improvisations, and slow, lushly orchestrated passages. With a special emphasis on Latin jazz, this performance at Dizzy's will demonstrate just how hard this award-winning band can groove. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: SHERIE RENE SCOTT WITH PIECE OF MEAT

Sherie Rene Scott is back, front and center, for a limited two-week run of the highly-anticipated return engagement of her acclaimed show, Piece Of Meat at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with performances on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm, June 17th through 29th, with additional late shows on Friday & Saturday, June 28th & 29th at 11:00 pm. Piece of Meat is an exhilarating show about human desires - carnal, culinary and otherwise - and Ms. Scott explores her singular storytelling and musical abilities with songs by Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Talking Heads, Pete Townshend, Annie Lennox, Dire Straights, Buddy Holly, Kate Bush and Noah & The Whale, as well as original compositions by Music Director Todd Almond. The show features Musical Staging by Michele Lynch and Direction by Lear Debessonett. A multiple Tony Award loser/Obie and Lortel Award winner, Ms Scott's work off and on Broadway covers an array of well-loved productions including her own Everyday Rapture (co-written with Dick Scanlan), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Little Mermaid, Landscape of the Body, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida, Rent & The Who's Tommy. With Kurt Deutsch, she co-founded Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, receiving Grammy Awards and nominations, plus a 2006 Drama Desk Award for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings. There is a $25-$70 cover plus a $25-$30 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MX. JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND'S SUMMER CAMP

For six nights in June, Justin Vivian Bond, under the Musical Direction of Emmy Award-winning composer Lance Horne, will be casting a LOVE spell at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). Shows are scheduled for Wednesdays & Thursdays, June 12th through 27th at 9:30 pm. Earn your merit badge on the ways of LOVE by entering a midsummer night's dreamscape of musical enchantment featuring a collection of songs with "LOVE" in the title made famous by a wide variety entertainers such as Lena Horne, Kate Bush, Cat Power, The Gossip, Bronski Beat and more. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO: GUNS, A CABARET


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. On June 19th GUNS, A CABARET, directed by Elizabeth Swados, will be performed. After a successful run at NYU Tisch, the show is heading to 54 Below for a one time performance. A taunting and humorous cabaret diving into the psychology of our now on the edge national struggle with firearms, this cabaret features songs about the complexities of gun use in the modern world composed by the cast. $20 food & beverage minimum.


NYC: THE ROSSANO SPORTIELLO TRIO DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) has announced that The Rossano Sportiello Trio will debut at the Cafe for a two week engagement running Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 11th through 22nd at 8:45 pm. The trio features Rossano Sportiello on piano, Frank Tate on bass (June 11-15), Joel Forbes on bass (June 18-22), and Dennis Mackrel on drums. The Trio will be performing their program, The Smiling Piano: A Tribute To The Artistry Of Jazz Piano Icon George Shearing. A tribute to George Shearing means a tribute to jazz piano in general. Mr. Shearing's style was first inspired by Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, and Art Tatum. But Shearing soon became one the masters of be-bop. A Shearing tribute is also naturally a tribute to The Great American Song Book, because he was one of its greatest interpreters and one of the most remarkable improvisers of all time, as well as a very prolific composer. Stride piano, swing, be-bop, the Great American Song Book and classical music are the leading ingredients that shape the Trio's tribute. There is a $65 music charge ($45 bar seating) Tuesday through Thursday and a $75 music charge ($50 bar seating) for shows on Friday and Saturday.

MASS: OPEN MIC AT THE SOMERVILLE ARMORY CAFE

Novice and experienced singers invited to perform with an accomplished pianist in small friendly cafe at the open mic event at the SOMERVILLE ARMORY CAFE (191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA - 617-718-2192) on Wednesday, June 19th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Featured vocalist Matt Daniel will set the stage, along with Celia Slattery, accomplished vocal artist, coach and series host. Bill Duffy is the pianist. Bring two printed sheet music songs in your key, or choose a popular song from the 20th century and our pianist will probably know it. Most music types are just fine including: standards, pop, jazz, show tunes, soul, blues, folk, etc. All ages welcome. There is a $6-$10 cover.


BOS: ERIC ALEXANDER & HAROLD MABERN QUARTET

The Eric Alexander & Harold Mabern Quartet will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, June 19th at 8:00 pm. They will be celebrating their new CD "Touching". The Eric Alexander Quartet features the legendary pianist Harold Mabern, drummer Joe Farnsworth, and bassists John Webber and Nat Reeves. The quartet has toured extensively around the world and has released seven recordings on the Milestone and Alfa (Japan) labels. Dinner/show $65 - show only $25.

TOR: ALEXANDER BROWN QUINTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Alexander Brown Quintet performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday, June 19th at 8:00 pm. Alexander's vast experience comes from the beautiful era of Jazz in Cuba where he was born and performed in every Jazz venue. Alexander is an accomplished musician having graduated from the prestigious Institute of Music and Arts in Havana. Brown has toured extensively throughout Europe, USA and the Caribbean countries performing at their major jazz festivals sharing the stage with renowned musicians. Since moving to Canada Alex has been growing in his career - teaching, composing and performing with many of Canada's best known musicians and bands. There is a $12 cover.

DC: TRINA BROUSSARD AT BLUES ALLEY

R&B singer and songwriter Trina Broussard performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, June 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Broussard began her career in 1997 when she covered Minnie Riperton's song "Inside My Love". A year later in 1998, Broussard signed a record contract with Jermaine Dupri's label So So Def, later leave after first album was stalled. In 2002, Broussard released her first album Inside My Love on Motown/Universal Records, with singles "Sailing" and "Love You So Much". In 2004, Broussard released her single "Dreaming of One" as the lead single from her second album, Same Girl. The album's release was later followed by the release of two additional singles "Losing My Mind" and '"Joy". In 2009, Broussard returned to music industry and embark on a short promo tour. Announced by Broussard, her third studio album Life of a Libra will be released in 2010. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: WDCB NIGHT AT THE JAZZ SHOWCASE - CD RELEASE PERFORMANCE

Jeff Hedberg & C11 will perform on Wednesday, June 19th at THE JAZZ SHOWCASE (806 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL - 312-360-0234) next Wednesday night, June 19th, at 8:00 & 10:00 pm at the Jazz Showcase for the release of their second album. "Nice Work ... If You Can Get It" This unique 12-piece, Chicago-based, jazz group was founded in April 2008 and performs large ensemble jazz in the West Coast "Cool" style. The band is dedicated to preserving and performing the legendary "dek-tette" arrangements of master arranger, Marty Paich. C11 features many of the top soloists, section players and freelance artists that reside in the Chicagoland area. Jeff and C11 have also recently released the first recording in their "Pages of Paich" project entitled "Too Darn Hot" There is no cover charge.


SF: BARBARA COOK WITH "LET'S FALL IN LOVE AGAIN"

Broadway/Cabaret favorite Barbara Cook performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) June 19th through 23rd, Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday at 7:00 pm with an additional late show on Saturday at 10:30 pm. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ing•nue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Miss Cook then launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. A newly named 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, Miss Cook recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company. There is a $90-$115 cover. All ticket purchases include a $30 food and beverage credit that can be used at Kanpai Lounge, Restaurant Anzu or table service during the performance.


SF: YOSHI'S PRESENTS FATOUMATA DIAWARA

Perpetuating Mali's rich musical tradition, Fatoumata Diawara performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, June 19th at 8:00 pm. Fatoumata Diawara presents a joyous mix of the vibrant and understated, combining songs about love, politics and empowerment. With arresting melodies soaring over intricate guitar and drum arrangements. Inspired by Wassoulou tradition, jazz, and blues, Fatoumata Diawara has created her own unique contemporary folk sound, with a distinctly African spin to the concept of the female singer-songwriter. At the center of the music is Diawara's warm, affecting voice; spare, rhythmical guitar playing; and gorgeously melodic songs that draw powerfully on her own often troubled experience. Born in Cete d'Ivoire, raised in Mali, now based in Paris, Diawara has had a life covering a whole gamut of contemporary African experience: fighting parental opposition to her artistic ambitions and the cultural prejudice faced by women throughout Africa, winning success as an actress in film and theater, before inding her feet in the medium she was always destined to make her own: music. There is a $24 cover.

SF: GETO BOYS PLUS PHRANCHYZE AT YOSHI'S

Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, June 19th at 10P30 pm. They are from Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill are the founders of Southern rap and is considered one of the greatest musical groups of all time. The Geto Boys' lyrics push reality rap themes to extremes. They are credited for having inspired a legion of acts, including 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, UGK, T.I., Goodie Mobb, OutKast, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Z-Ro, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Juvenile, Mystikal, Esham and Insane Clown Posse. In the early 1990s, several American politicians attacked rap artists associated with the sub-genre gangsta rap, including the Geto Boys. A high-profile incident in which Bushwick Bill lost an eye in a shooting was indicative of the group's 1991 album, We Can't Be Stopped. The album cover features a picture of the injured Bushwick being carted through a hospital by Scarface and Willie D. The album featured the now classic single, "Mind Playing Tricks on Me", which became a big hit and charted at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100. After seven years on hiatus, the group reunited to record its seventh album, The Foundation, which was released on January 25, 2005. There is a $36 cover. 18 and over, please.

LON: 1920S MURDER ROMP AT THE BATTERSEA BARGE

Excess All Areas is pleased to announce a brand-new Summer production: Murder on the Battersea Barge. Performances will be held at BATTERSEA BARGE (Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, London - 020 7498 004) on Sunday through Wednesday, June 16th through 19th. Following 12 years of sold-out pantomimes, the team behind Alice in Poundland, Red Riding Hoodie and Cinderella and the Glass Ceiling brings you this outrageous cabaret production in June. The show is a 1920s murder romp featuring Dusty Limits, Laurie Hagen, Champagne Charlie, Tricity Vogue, Jamie Anderson, Paul L Martin, and the voice of Sarah-Louise Young. Murder on the Battersea Barge sees the cream of London cabaret cavort on the Battersea Barge, solving the dastardly murder of Lady Pinchsnuff with the help of monocles and tap shoes. There will be murder, there will be dancing, there may be "acting" but there definitely won't be a fourth wall. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: JEAN BRASSARD WITH THE KID FROM PARIS

THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) presents Jean Brassard with 'The Kid From Paris' on Tuesday through Saturday, June 18th through 22nd. Yves Montand was one of France's most original stars and a leading interpreter of French chansons. In THE KID FROM PARIS, co-written and aptly directed by David Krueger, Jean Brassard presents an eclectic selection from Montand's repertoire, spanning an international 50-year career on stage and film. Brassard's solo tribute deftly weaves together songs, theatre vignettes and a vivid narrative of the beloved French icon's life, loves, passions and politics. Brassard, a French-speaking native of Quebec City, Canada, has been a New Yorker since 1982, and continues building his career on stage, television and film. A talented singer, graceful dancer, mime and natural raconteur, he has performed on numerous Manhattan stages with artists such as Steve Ross, Karen Kohler, K.T.Sullivan, Micheline van Hautem, Bob Cuccioli and Natascia Diaz. Jean was nominated for a MAC Award as Best Male Vocalist Debut. In 2012, he won an AGGIE Award as well as the New York Bistro Award for Outstanding Tribute, for The Kid from Paris. With Leigh Thompson on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


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TUESDAY - JUNE 18th

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NYC: SPECIAL CABARET EVENT CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY OF SAMMY CAHN
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

A benefit for The Cabaret Foundation and its Cabaret Scenes Magazine and its website, http://www.cabaretscenes.org will be held on Tuesday, June 18th at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. "A CABARET FULL OF CAHN ARTISTS" is a cabaret celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of 4-time Academy Award-winning lyricist Sammy Cahn, whose work also included scores for Broadway (Walking Happy, High Button Shoes, Skyscraper) and many songs tailored for Frank Sinatra. Beyond hits like "Come Fly with Me," "Teach Me Tonight," "All the Way," "Call Me Irresponsible," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" and "My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)," some less-often heard treasures will be heard. There's a special price for those attending both back-to-back shows. The event is produced by Rob Lester. Associate Producer: Stevie Phillips. MORE INFO CLICK HERE

NYC: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO CELEBRATING SAMMY CAHN ON HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY

2013 MAC Award winners Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, with special guest Jeff Harnar, celebrate the centennial of one of the great craftsmen of American song, Sammy Cahn, on his actual birthday, at STAGE 72 - formerly THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 pm. Sammy Cahn (1913-93) received four Academy Awards during a brilliant career that encompassed Hollywood, Broadway, and the golden era of American popular music. Among Cahn's hits are "All The Way," "Call Me Irresponsible," "Three Coins In The Fountain," "High Hopes", and "Come Fly With Me." Cahn's collaborators included James Van Heusen, Jule Styne, Vernon Duke, Saul Chaplin, Lew Spence, and others. Pianist/singer/arranger Comstock is no stranger to the Cahn songbook, having starred in the long-running Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA, which he co-wrote. Fasano brings a soulful approach to material ranging from Harold Arlen to Joni Mitchell. Her performances and recordings have won her three Backstage Bistro awards, three MAC awards and a New York Nightlife award. Harnar has several recordings to his credit, including SAMMY CAHN ALL THE WAY. His numerous awards as vocalist include the 2012 Noel Coward Foundation Award. All three artists headline at concert halls and cabarets coast to coast and abroad. Entertaining as well as musically savvy, these friends combine their individual talents for this ONE NIGHT ONLY performance of "RAT PACK POET". There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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 at Dillon's and the famed FireBird Cafe. He most recently concluded a four month run at upstairs at San Martin, NYC. There is no cover charge.

NYC: ROSEMARY LOAR AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Rosemary Loar will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 pm. Rosemary has been a cabaret artist for over 30 years and last year was awarded MAC's coveted Hansen Award for continuing excellence as a performer. She has sung at Birdland, The Iridium, The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Don't Tell Mama, Town Hall (Cabaret Convention), Symphony Space, Upstairs at Sardi's, Hotel Pierre, in LA at the Gardenia and MBar, in Chicago at The Tambourine Room and most recently in Paulo's Munich. Ms. Loar has released two cabaret recordings: The Quando Swing and a live recording of her critically acclaimed show Sting, Stang, Stung! Swingjn' The Music Of Sting. Ms. Loar has four national tours and six Broadway credits to her name including CATS (Grizabella), Sunset Boulevard, and Once Upon A Mattress and most recently The Grinch Who Stole Christmas at Madison Square Garden. She was awarded a Phoebe Award for her portrayal of Ivy Rowe in Fair And Tender Ladies. Rosemary also created the role of Gladys Fritts in the off-Broadway musical, Radio Gals. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

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

NYC: 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: OPEN MIC CONTEST AT THE TOWNHOUSE TUESDAYS

THE TOWNHOUSE OF NYC (236 East 58th Street, NYC - 212-754-4649) is now holding an open mic every Tuesday night from 10:00 to 11:30 pm - and there's a $100 cash prize! It is hosted by Michael Ferrari. Singers wishing to enter should bring their own music, in their own key, and friends to cheer them on. The winner is based on the audience applause. There is no cover charge.


NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS STACEY KENT

Acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, June 18th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Stacey sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Stacey will be returning to Birdland fresh from the studio, where she has been recording her new album, "The Changing Lights" (EMI), due for release in September, 2013. She will preview a few of the songs from the new album during her NY residency. Stacey's current release was her third Blue Note/EMI CD, "Dreamer In Concert," her first ever live album and follow-up to the Grammy nominated "Breakfast on the Morning Tram" (2007) and all-French "Raconte-moi" (2009). Notably, Stacey's band features Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has formed the central plank in Stacey's recent albums. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: JOHN McLAUGHLIN & THE 4TH DIMENSION

John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Thursday, June 18th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Joining him are Gary Husband, keys; Ranjit Barot, drums; and Etienne Mbappe, electric bass. Veteran guitar grandmaster John McLaughlin has earned a place in the top echelon of the six-string pantheon. His virtuosity has been on display in a number of divergent settings throughout his celebrated career, beginning in the early 1960s as the electric guitarist for Georgie Fame's rocking Blue Flames. From there he covered a wide swath of musical territory. In the late '60s and early '70s, he explored electric guitar jazz-rock fusion with Tony Williams's Lifetime and Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, On the Corner and Live at the Cellar Door bands. (It was through McLaughlin's tenure with Miles that he got to work with Chick Corea.) The veteran guitar aficionado celebrates his 70th birthday year with the announcement of Now Here This (Abstract Logix) as he ups-the-ante even further with greater fire, finesse and freewheeling interplay with his latest group, The 4th Dimension. There is a $35-$55 cover.

NYC: PAPO VAZQUEZ MIGHTY PIRATES TROUBADOURS AT DIZZY'S

Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours (Papo Vazquez, trombone; Willie Williams, saxophones; Rick Germanson, piano; Dezron Douglas, bass; Alvester Garnett, drums; Anthony Carrillo and Carlitos Maldonado, percussion) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, June 18th & 19th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. NEA Latino Master Papo Vazquez is a visionary composer, trombonist, singer, and percussionist, whose eclectic output includes jazz, Afro-Caribbean, classical, and a wide spectrum of Latin music - sometimes performed individually, and sometimes in combination. This diverse, often theatrical repertoire is brought to life by the Mighty Pirates Troubadours band, which masterfully navigates Vazquez' journey through Latin dance grooves, extended jazz improvisations, and slow, lushly orchestrated passages. With a special emphasis on Latin jazz, this performance at Dizzy's will demonstrate just how hard this award-winning band can groove. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: THE WBGO JAZZ SERIES WITH PAQUITO D'RIVERA & THE CLASSICS

The 54 Below WBGO Jazz Series continues, featuring weekly Tuesday evening shows by jazz artists. Just around the corner from Swing Street, these seasoned jazz performers come to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) to play and sing the night away in grand style. Whether you're a long time jazz buff or new to the genre, this series, sponsored by the country's premier jazz radio station, promises a truly classic only-in-New York experience. On Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 & 9:00 pm, the show presents Paquito D'Rivera & The Classics.The Cuban saxophonist/clarinetist and his sextet perform revelatory and highly propulsive Pan American/Latin American arrangements of the classics by Bach, Mozart, Ernesto Lecuona, Astor Piazzolla, Debussy, Manzanero, Rachmaninoff, and many more. Paquito D'Rivera, clarinet, alto saxophone; Diego Urcola, trumpet, trombone; Alex Brown, piano; Zack Brown, bass; Eric Doob, drums Swinging Latin Jazz Arrangements of Bach, Piazzolla, Lecuona, Mozart, Beethoven, Manzanero, Bebo Valdes, and whole lots more!. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: 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 June 18th are Morgan James (Motown, Godspell, Addams Family), Carly Sakolove (NEWSical), Ned Massey (Four Messages), Katie Thompson (Big Fish, Giant), Elena Bennet (Jazz vocalist), Lindsay Roginski (Chicago), and Adam Feldman (Time Out NY's Soulful Troubadour). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE ROSSANO SPORTIELLO TRIO DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) has announced that The Rossano Sportiello Trio will debut at the Cafe for a two week engagement running Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 11th through 22nd at 8:45 pm. The trio features Rossano Sportiello on piano, Frank Tate on bass (June 11-15), Joel Forbes on bass (June 18-22), and Dennis Mackrel on drums. The Trio will be performing their program, The Smiling Piano: A Tribute To The Artistry Of Jazz Piano Icon George Shearing. A tribute to George Shearing means a tribute to jazz piano in general. Mr. Shearing's style was first inspired by Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, and Art Tatum. But Shearing soon became one the masters of be-bop. A Shearing tribute is also naturally a tribute to The Great American Song Book, because he was one of its greatest interpreters and one of the most remarkable improvisers of all time, as well as a very prolific composer. Stride piano, swing, be-bop, the Great American Song Book and classical music are the leading ingredients that shape the Trio's tribute. There is a $65 music charge ($45 bar seating) Tuesday through Thursday and a $75 music charge ($50 bar seating) for shows on Friday and Saturday.

TOR: DEFYING GRAVITY: THE MUSIC OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

'Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz', a tribute to the music of Academy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz, will be performed at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, June 18th at 9:00 pm. Featuring music from his Broadway musicals: Pippin, Wicked, Godspell, The Baker's Wife, The Magic Show, the West End's Children of Eden, and his songs from the movies: The Prince of Egypt, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas, and Enchanted. Vocalists featured include Michael Hughes (2013 New York City Bistro Award Winner, David Foster & Friends) and Callandra Dendias (Toronto's Mamma Mia!), who last joined forces in 2010 for their sold-out concert "Unexpressed" at the Berkeley Street Theatre, will reunite with guests, including multiple East Coast Music Award nominee, John Connolly, Lindsey Frazier (star of Legally Blonde: The Musical), singer/songwriter Kritty Uranowski (Patti Cake), newcomer Joel Cumber, and accompanist Mark Selby. There is a $15 cover.


DC: SWING SHIFT - BIG BAND AT BLUES ALLEY

Holding steadfastly to the 18 piece format, SWING SHIFT will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, June 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The "Swing Shift Big Band" has survived several economic downturns, hostile political climates, poor weather, and internal power struggles. In 2007, band veteran and guitarist Matt Trimboli was conscripted to provide new musical direction to the band while booking and management was thrust upon vocalist, then band newbie, Barkley Kern. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: 1920S MURDER ROMP AT THE BATTERSEA BARGE

Excess All Areas is pleased to announce a brand-new Summer production: Murder on the Battersea Barge. Performances will be held at BATTERSEA BARGE (Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, London - 020 7498 004) on Sunday through Wednesday, June 16th through 19th. Following 12 years of sold-out pantomimes, the team behind Alice in Poundland, Red Riding Hoodie and Cinderella and the Glass Ceiling brings you this outrageous cabaret production in June. The show is a 1920s murder romp featuring Dusty Limits, Laurie Hagen, Champagne Charlie, Tricity Vogue, Jamie Anderson, Paul L Martin, and the voice of Sarah-Louise Young. Murder on the Battersea Barge sees the cream of London cabaret cavort on the Battersea Barge, solving the dastardly murder of Lady Pinchsnuff with the help of monocles and tap shoes. There will be murder, there will be dancing, there may be "acting" but there definitely won't be a fourth wall. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: JEAN BRASSARD WITH THE KID FROM PARIS

THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) presents Jean Brassard with 'The Kid From Paris' on Tuesday through Saturday, June 18th through 22nd. Yves Montand was one of France's most original stars and a leading interpreter of French chansons. In THE KID FROM PARIS, co-written and aptly directed by David Krueger, Jean Brassard presents an eclectic selection from Montand's repertoire, spanning an international 50-year career on stage and film. Brassard's solo tribute deftly weaves together songs, theatre vignettes and a vivid narrative of the beloved French icon's life, loves, passions and politics. Brassard, a French-speaking native of Quebec City, Canada, has been a New Yorker since 1982, and continues building his career on stage, television and film. A talented singer, graceful dancer, mime and natural raconteur, he has performed on numerous Manhattan stages with artists such as Steve Ross, Karen Kohler, K.T.Sullivan, Micheline van Hautem, Bob Cuccioli and Natascia Diaz. Jean was nominated for a MAC Award as Best Male Vocalist Debut. In 2012, he won an AGGIE Award as well as the New York Bistro Award for Outstanding Tribute, for The Kid from Paris. With Leigh Thompson on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


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MONDAY - JUNE 17th

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NYC: TERESA FISCHER RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA IN JUNE
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

With glowing reviews in hand, cabaret songstress Teresa Fischer reprises HIP TO BE HAPPY at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) in June! Encore performances for HIP TO BE HAPPY are scheduled for Mondays, June 10th, 17th & 24th all shows at 7:00 pm. In this lively musical hour, Teresa aka "Lady T" shows us how to keep our spirits high by always looking on the bright side - even when there doesn't seem to be one. Lady T has assembled an entertaining and eclectic array of songs from standards by Cole Porter and Sammy Fain to pop tunes by Christine Lavin, Ann Hampton Calloway and Mary Chapin Carpenter plus some newly discovered musical gems. Cabaret veteran Paul Chamlin is the musical director and one-man band for this fun evening that features special musical arrangements by Paul Chamlin, Andrew David Sotomayor, and James Pfister. This is Teresa's first new show since the release of the debut CD entitled LET IT GO in the fall of 2012. LET IT GO is available at cdbaby.com or for download at iTunes. Lady T will also have copies for sale following the show! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: BRONWYN'S FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES AND SCANDALS!
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES and SCANDALS" open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) every Monday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Bronwyn is joined by Mathew Ward at the piano and a special guest Heather Curran. 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: KAY MATSUKAWA AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Vocalist Kay Matsukawa will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, June 17th at 9:30 pm. She is joined by Yasuhiko "Yaz" Fukuoka on Piano with Amanda Lon on Violin. Kay who began her professional music career at the age 18 horned her vocal skills by sharing live performances and recording sessions with some of Japan's most accomplished artists, including Yuming (Yumi Matsutoya), the best-selling female singer/songwriter in Japan. In 1999, Kay teamed with a guitarist Neo to form FAKiE, a guitar/vocal duo, earning critical praise for their breathtaking performance and high quality sound. In August 2006 they performed at "Imperial Jazz Complex" at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. They rode the momentum of that performance into a nationwide tour, playing at major concert halls. In 2007, Kay was awarded a prestigious Artists' Grant from the Japanese Government, enabling her to moved to New York City to further develop her talent. She is currently in the process of filming "The Center of the Universe," (scheduled for release in 2014). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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 at Dillon's and the famed FireBird Cafe. He most recently concluded a four month run at upstairs at San Martin, NYC. There is no cover charge.

NYC: THE MEETING* PRESENTS THIRD ANNUAL "NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS"

The Meeting*, hosted by Justin Sayre, will present the third annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" on Monday, June 17th at MERKIN CONCERT HALL at the KAUFMAN CENTER (129 West 67th Street, NYC - 212-501-3330). The Pride concert will benefit THE ALI FORNEY CENTER . "Night Of A Thousand Judys" will honor the legendary singer and actress Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her storied career. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 pm and the performance at 8:00 pm. The evening is written and hosted by Justin Sayre and Lance Horne serves as Music Director. The show will also feature performances by Martha Wash ("It's Raining Men"), Madeleine Peyroux (platinum-selling vocalist), Carolee Carmello (Tony Award nominee for Scandalous), Justin Vivian Bond (Tony Award nominated performance artist), Lea DeLaria (acclaimed comedian and jazz singer), Jaime Cepero ("Smash"), Christiane Noll (Tony Award nominee for Ragtime), Telly Leung ("Glee," Godspell), Karen Mason (Wonderland, Hairspray), Scott Matthew (Shortbus), Maude Maggart (Entertainment Weekly's Must List"), Natalie Joy Johnson (Silence!, Legally Blonde), Nancy Anderson (Far From Heaven, Wonderful Town), Molly Pope (Village Voice "Best of NYC 2011") and Danielle Grabianowski (Sleep No More), in addition to other names to be announced. "Night Of A Thousand Judys" is produced by Dan Fortune and Adam J. Rosen. For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/. Ticket are $30, $60 and $100 (which includes a VIP pre-show reception at 6:30 PM and a gift bag).

NYC: SCOT ALBERTSON ANNOUNCES RELEASE CONCERT FOR 6TH CD

Vocalist/Recording Artist Scot Albertson announces his NEW 6th CD RELEASE CONCERT to be held on Monday June 17th at 7:30 pm at LEONARD NIMOY THALIA HALL at SYMPHONY SPACE (Broadway at 95th Street - 212-864-5400). Title of this NEW 6th CD is: "Urge To Croon". This will be a Two Set Concert with two distinct Bands (with one intermission ). The first set features Scot (Vocals) & Sean Conly (Bass), David Silliman (Drums) & Matt Baker (Piano). The second set features Scot (Vocals), Matt Baker (Piano), David Silliman (Percussion), Ron Jackson (Guitar) & Mayu Saeki (Flute). They will be performing music from Scot's NEW 6th CD as well as music from Scot's previous five CDs. All ticket holders will receive a complimentary copy of the NEW 6th CD. The Recording Band for Scot's NEW 6th CD: Sean Conly, Ron Jackson, Mayu Saeki, Matt Baker, Vince Cherico (Drums & Percussion), Christos Rafalides (Vibes) and Featured Guest Pianist/ Composer George Small (on three tracks). The CD is self produced by Scot, who also did all of the arrangements. This Concert will be especially celebratory as it will be Scot's 8th year Anniversary to the date from his debut as a Performer on June 17, 2005. Tickets are $23.

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: "FRANK & FRIENDS" WITH FRANK WILDHORN

The Broadway at Birdland partnership with multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn continues with another "Frank & Friends" concert on Monday, June 17th at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). The series of very special one-night-only concerts celebrates the songs and favorite performers from the composer's wide range of work in popular, theatrical and classical music. All profits will go to THE ACTORS FUND, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment. The show will feature Broadway performers Jackie Burns (currently Elphaba in Wicked), Ryan Silverman (Drama Desk nominee for Passion), Teal Wicks (Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde), and Darren Ritchie (Wonderland) with Wildhorn at the piano. Jason Howland will act as musical director. There is a $35 cover plus a $10 food/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: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: GATO BARBIERI

Gato Barbieri will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, June 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Mystical yet fiery, passionately romantic yet supremely cool - you hear those first few notes from that instantly recognizable tenor, and know you're in the unique musical world of Gato Barbieri. His enduring career has covered virtually the entire jazz landscape, from free jazz with trumpeter Don Cherry and avant-garde in the mid-'60s, to film scoring and his ultimate embrace of Latin music throughout the '70s and '80s. Barbieri began playing tenor saxophone with his own band in the late '50s and moved to Rome with his Italian-born first wife Michelle in 1962, where he began collaborating with Cherry. The two recorded two albums for Blue Note: Complete Communion (1965) and Symphony for Improvisers (1966), both of which are considered classics of free group improvisation. He also collaborated with Steve Lacy, Abdullah Ibrahim, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley and the Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Stanley Clarke, Airto Moreira, Chico O'Farrell, and Lonnie Liston Smith during this period. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: LES PAUL MONDAY'S FEATURING JIMMY VIVINO WITH THE LES PAUL TRIO

Les Paul Monday's will present Jimmy Vivino with The Les Paul Trio at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday, June 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jimmy Vivino serves as the Music Director on the TBS late night show "CONAN." Vivino has been a consistent element in O'Brien's late night career, starting with the first episode of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" in September 1993. In June of 2008 Vivino moved from New York to Los Angeles and worked as Music Director/guitarist/arranger on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," "The Legally Prohibited from Being on Television Tour" and currently leads "Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band" on "CONAN." When not appearing weeknights on TBS, Vivino divides his time between recording sessions and live gigs throughout the country. In addition to his solo work, Vivino plays with the successful Beatles tribute band "The Fab Faux." Vivino has also recorded and played live with such legends as Johnnie Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm and Al Kooper. Earlier in his career Jimmy got his start producing playing and arranging for such artists as Phoebe Snow, Laura Nyro, John Sebastian and Donald Fagen. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MOUTIN REUNION QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Moutin Reunion Quartet performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, June 17th with shows at 7:30 & 9:3 pm. Despite the reunion now a decade old, there's nothing out of place or out of time about the vibrant Moutin Reunion Quartet. The group, co-led by twin brothers Francois (bass) and Louis (drums) Moutin, has delivered fiery album after fiery album since its 2002 debut, Power Tree (Dreyfus), but it's only been since its third release, Something Like Now (Nocturne, 2005), that the group has settled on the winning line-up of Jean-Michel Pilc on piano and saxophonist Rick Margitza. Since then, MRQ's combination of modern mainstream energy and tasteful application of electric keyboards has been honed with extensive gigging. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: SHERIE RENE SCOTT WITH PIECE OF MEAT

Sherie Rene Scott is back, front and center, for a limited two-week run of the highly-anticipated return engagement of her acclaimed show, Piece Of Meat at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with performances on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm, June 17th through 29th, with additional late shows on Friday & Saturday, June 28th & 29th at 11:00 pm. Piece of Meat is an exhilarating show about human desires - carnal, culinary and otherwise - and Ms. Scott explores her singular storytelling and musical abilities with songs by Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Talking Heads, Pete Townshend, Annie Lennox, Dire Straights, Buddy Holly, Kate Bush and Noah & The Whale, as well as original compositions by Music Director Todd Almond. The show features Musical Staging by Michele Lynch and Direction by Lear Debessonett. A multiple Tony Award loser/Obie and Lortel Award winner, Ms Scott's work off and on Broadway covers an array of well-loved productions including her own Everyday Rapture (co-written with Dick Scanlan), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Little Mermaid, Landscape of the Body, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida, Rent & The Who's Tommy. With Kurt Deutsch, she co-founded Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, receiving Grammy Awards and nominations, plus a 2006 Drama Desk Award for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings. There is a $25-$70 cover plus a $25-$30 food/drink minimum.


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, 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: LATE NIGHT MONDAYS: THE CALLBACK - SEMI FINALS

At The Callback on Monday nights at 11:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), hosted by Christine Pedi, contestants perform for a chance to win their own cabaret show at 54 Below. Contestants are chosen by video audition, their performances recorded and uploaded to 54 Below's Facebook and Youtube page, and each week, a winner is determined by audience vote to progress to the next round. "The Callback" contestants may also have the chance to sing in front of industry executives and Broadway celebrity guest judges as they move forward in the competition. For more information on "The Callback" rules or how to submit an audition video, please visit http://www.54Below.com. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.

DC: ERIC ALEXANDER AT THE BLUES ALLEY

Eric Alexander will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - / ) on Monday, June 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Alexander started piano lessons at the age of six. He took up the clarinet at nine and switched to alto sax three years later. The tenor sax became his obsession at Indiana University Bloomington (1986-87). After transferring to William Paterson College in New Jersey he studied Harold Mabern, Joe Lovano, Rufus Reid, and others. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra performs every Monday night at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Still the Hottest Big Band in the City, The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece powerhouse force cofounded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde, trumpeter Joe Herrera and club owner Omrao Brown. The BCJO presents a variety of music from big band literature and features some of the District's best musicians. Music from Ellington, Basie, Strayhorn, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, Maria Schneider and originals by band members will embrace and challenge the tradition of big band repertoire. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: 1920S MURDER ROMP AT THE BATTERSEA BARGE

Excess All Areas is pleased to announce a brand-new Summer production: Murder on the Battersea Barge. Performances will be held at BATTERSEA BARGE (Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, London - 020 7498 004) on Sunday through Wednesday, June 16th through 19th. Following 12 years of sold-out pantomimes, the team behind Alice in Poundland, Red Riding Hoodie and Cinderella and the Glass Ceiling brings you this outrageous cabaret production in June. The show is a 1920s murder romp featuring Dusty Limits, Laurie Hagen, Champagne Charlie, Tricity Vogue, Jamie Anderson, Paul L Martin, and the voice of Sarah-Louise Young. Murder on the Battersea Barge sees the cream of London cabaret cavort on the Battersea Barge, solving the dastardly murder of Lady Pinchsnuff with the help of monocles and tap shoes. There will be murder, there will be dancing, there may be "acting" but there definitely won't be a fourth wall. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: EARL OKIN - ONE NIGHT ONLY AT THE CRAZY COQS

Back at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) for his second one-nighter, Earl Okin, Musical Genius & Sex Symbol, is one of the world's finest Jazz and Bossa Nova vocalists, subtly self-accompanied on guitar or piano as is most appropriate. His legendary vocal trumpet solos are equally renowned. Last but not least, Earl is also one of the most highly regarded songwriters active today. Together with his witty inbetween song banter (he also works as a headline comedian), the resultant cabaret is totally unique and unmissable. Apart from songs by Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Earl will also play some of his own compositions and the odd surprise! Call for cover/minimum information.


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