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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 24th to June 30th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JUNE 30th

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RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": 35TH ANNUAL ALL JUDY GARLAND BROADCAST
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 30th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the 35th Annual All JUDY GARLAND Broadcast. 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: "YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY JAZZ" AT BIRDLAND

Grande Absente & Air France Present Django Reinhardt NY Festival "Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Sunday, June 25th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Featuring Samson Schmitt (guitar) with Ludovic Beier (accordion), Pierre Blanchard (violin), Doudou Cuillerier (rhythm guitar), Brian Torff (bass), plus Kruno (guitar). Special Guests Include Peter Beets (piano, 6/25-26), David Langlois (washboards, 6/27), Anat Cohen (sax/clarinet, 6/28), Edmar Castaneda (harp, 6/29-30). Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: ANDY BEY

The Blue Note Jazz Festival presents singer/pianist Andy Bey on Sunday, June 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592). After a twenty two year absence from recording Andy Bey returned with four albums that have become a permanent part of the musical landscape. The 2005 Grammy Nominated 'American Song' is a delicious celebration of one of America's great gifts to the music world: The American Songbook. On his new release 'Ain't Necessarily So' Bey brings the energy of live performance to compositions by the gods of American Songwriting. Insiders have always known about Andy Bey. Given his limited output of studio recordings, live performances were the source of Bey's reputation as singer. Andy Bey has been hailed as a cultural phenomenon, and has been applauded by the tastemakers of contemporary music. From Pharrell Williams to Mos Def, and Jamie Cullum, Andy Bey has become an icon for the next generation, many of whom attend his performances not only for the pure pleasure, but also for enlightenment at the feet of a master. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE AT THE IRIDIUM

New Riders of the Purple Sage will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, June 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With legendary favorite bar band songs such as "Panama Red" and "Glendale Train" to their credit, the original country rocking New Riders of the Purple Sage band is back with "17 Pine Avenue," and in its sixth continuous decade in the business, the group is still influencing long-haired country pickers. Originally started as a way for Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia to practice playing his new pedal steel guitar in a group setting, The New Riders have always adhered to a simple formula: Rock 'em, but keep it country, too. And "17 Pine Avenue" follows the formula to perfection. With songs like "Fivio," "Just the Way It Goes," "Down for the Ride," "Suite at the Mission," "I Know There's Someone Else" and the swinging title track, the New Riders show they can still teach even the Red Dirt crowd something about mixing country music with rock 'n' roll. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DION PARSONS AND THE 21ST CENTURY BAND AT DIZZY'S

Dion Parsons and the 21st Century Band (Dion Parson, Drums; Ron Blake, Sax; Reuben Rogers, Bass; Carlton Holmes, Piano; Victor Provost, Steel Pan; Alioune Faye, Percussion/Sabar) perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, June 27th through 30th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Combining Caribbean rhythms with jazz, pop, and reggae harmonies, drummer Dion Parson and his 21st Century Band create an infectiously joyous sound. With virtuosic leads from all members of the band, including steel pan and sabor, in addition to standard jazz instrumentation, the group shines at all times and will keep heads nodding and feet tapping. Featuring original compositions, as well as songs recorded by artists such as John Coltrane, Bob Marley, and Louis Armstrong, this set at Dizzy's is a guaranteed good time. Check out any of the band's live albums recorded at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola for a taste of what's to come. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED

The acclaimed cabaret series Sondheim Unplugged returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, June 30th at 7:00 pm. A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Past special guests have included original Sondheim cast members such as Len Cariou, Victoria Mallory & Donna McKechnie - so you never know who might drop in. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SALUTE TO THE WOMEN OF JAZZ AT 54 BELOW

On Sunday, June 30th at 9:30 pm, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) tips its hat to the likes of Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in an evening of smooth tunes from some of the most distinctive young jazz singers performing today. Join Kat Gang, Alexis Cole, Terese Genecco & LaTanya Hall as they wrap their spine-tingling vocals around classics such as That 'Ol Black Magic, What a Difference a Day Makes, Mr. Wonderful & Strange Fruit, accompanied by the Barry Levitt Trio. There is a $25-$35 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.


NJ: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION" CONTINUES IN JUNE

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment in the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, June 30th, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960). Performers include Ted Stafford and Lorinda Lisitza, Ami Brabson and Sidney Myer. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Henry Garner. "Music at the Mansion" is a series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano. Seating begins at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 for reservations.


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: PIECES OF A DREAM AT BLUES ALLEY

Pieces of a Dream perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, June 28th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The group emerged out of Philadelphia's music scene in 1976. Keyboardist James Lloyd, drummer Curtis Harmon and former bassist Cedric Napoleon, were (and still are) managed by the drummer's father and uncle, Danny and Bill Harmon, respectively. The group based their name on "Pieces of Dreams," a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that the group performed. The youthful exuberance of those two Philly kids from the mid-'70s is still very much alive in Soul Intent, Pieces of a Dream's latest effort on Heads Up. It's that kind of innovation and eclecticism that keeps Pieces of a Dream fresh and authentic in a jazz world that's ever-changing. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: MAIN STREET CABARET PRESENTS "BROADWAY BABIES"

Main Street Cabaret will pay homage to the leading ladies of the Broadway stage at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sunday, June 30th at 7:00 pm from legendary veterans like Angela Lansbury, Barbara Cook, and Carol Burnett to up-and-coming stars Sutton Foster and Sherie Renee Scott. Featuring singers Anne Slovin, Danielle Scampini, and Rena Ahmed, and accompanied by music director Robin Rotela, "Broadway Babies" is a collection of songs that have been immortalized by these remarkable talents, including numbers from Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Music Man, Gypsy and other phenomenal musicals. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

L.A.: NICOLE DILLENBERG AT THE JOSLN

Nicole Dillenberg will perform her show "Yes To You • A Tribute To Alice Faye" at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, June 30th at 2:00 pm. Nicole explores the career of Alice Faye, American sweetheart and screen star of 20th Century Fox musicals during the 1930s & 40s. Discovered by Rudee Vallee, Faye sang glorious tunes penned by the likes of Harry Warren, Mack Gordon and Harry Revel, and she made famous the WWII standard, "You'll Never Know". Nicole has been a featured guest on "The New Jazz Thing" with Vince Outlaw (San Diego Jazz 88.3 FM), and in 2010, was featured in Jazziz Magazine's "Women in Jazz". She has performed at the Savannah Music Festival in "American Traditions", ensemble shows at the Hollywood Palladium and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and solo shows at multiple venues throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Room in New York. There is a $10 cover.

SF: STEVE TYRELL WITH "IT'S MAGIC: THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN"

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Tuesday through Friday, June 25th through 28th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 29th at 7:00 & 10:30 pm. Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. There is a $70-$95 cover. All cover charges include a $30 food and beverage credit that can be used at Kanpai Lounge, Restaurant Anzu or table service during the performance.

SF: IRIE LOVE PLUS CRSB AT YOSHI'S

Hawaiian R&B Reggae singer, songwriter and performer Irie Love (her birth-given name) will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, June 30th at 7:00 pm. Irie first gained notice as one of the finalists on the "Brown Bags to Stardom" competition in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1999. She was signed by John Iervolino (one of the judges in the competition) onto his record label, Quiet Storm Records. She was featured as the only new artist on his world music compilation entitled Roots Music Volume 2: Private Beach Party for which they used her likeness to promote the album. In 2000 she moved to Los Angeles, CA to study Music and Business at Azusa Pacific University. In 2006 she moved to Kingston, Jamaica to pursue a solo career in reggae music. She became one of the twelve finalists in the Irie FM Red Stripe Big Break Competition touring around the country performing to thousands while also being featured widely in the local radio and media.Love was introduced to the reggae group Morgan Heritage at the East Fest in St. Thomas, Jamaica in December 2006. In April 2007, Morgan Heritage signed Irie Love to their production company Gedion Music. She immediately began touring the world as their opening act alongside their younger brother Laza. She also sang backup for Morgan Heritage touring the United States, the Caribbean, central and South America, Africa, Europe and the UK. Love is currently living between Hawaii, Los Angeles and London performing and recording with her mentor Salaam Remi, Lee Francis, Fiji and several other producers. There is a $15-$20 cover.

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 29th

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NYC: BEN RIMALOWER: PATTI ISSUES IN JUNE 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: KAREN GROSS WITH CABARET MIXTAPE

Karen Gross brings her show Cabaret Mixtape to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, June 29th at 4:30 pm. Before the age of iTunes, cassette mixtapes served as diaries of love, friendship, heartbreak, adventure and musical discovery. Created with care, shared with friends and lovers, mixtapes were filled with songs that made us laugh, cry, dance and sing along. From Broadway to Britney, singer-songwriters to the American songbook, '80s lite rock to Lilith Fair, sassy cabaret chanteuse Karen Gross revisits and and reimagines the songs, the stories, the memories: the mixtape. Directed by Lina Koutrakos. Musical direction by Rick Jensen. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JIM BROCHU DEBUTS NEW SOLO SHOW AT THE MET

Drama Desk and Helen Hayes Award winner Jim Brochu ("Zero Hour," "The Big Voice: God or Merman?") will debut his new solo show "Character Man" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, June 29th at 7:00 pm. "Character Man" is a salute to the great supporting players of Broadway, filled with hilarious backstage stories and touching personal recollections. Written by Brochu, the show spotlights the work of Jack Gilford, Jackie Gleason, Robert Preston, Zero Mostel, George S. Irving, Cyril Ritchard, Barney Martin and Brochu's own mentor, two-time Tony Award winner, David Burns. With direction by Robert Bartley (creator/director of "Broadway Backwards" and the upcoming Off-Broadway production of "Bedbugs: The Musical.") "Character Man" features the songs of Kander and Ebb, Bock and Harnick, Bricusse and Newley, Meredith Willson, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill and Stephen Schwartz among others. John Fischer is musical director. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JESSE LUTTRELL'S BAWDY RETURNS TO STAGE 72

Jesse Luttrell's wildly successful and ever-changing BAWDY continues at STAGE 72 - formerly THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) with monthly performances on the last Saturday of every month. The next performance is on Saturday, June 29th at 9:30 pm. Special Guests: Justin Valentine, Didi Panache & Lady Winifred, and "So You Think You Can Drag" finalist Nomi Sas. The brainchild of trampy cabaret favorite Jesse Luttrell, BAWDY is headlined by Luttrell, and brings together cabaret, drag, and comedy performers of all classifications and orders in a celebration of adult variety paying homage to vaudeville, burlesque, and the hit television variety shows of the 50s and 60s. First conceived in 2009 as a benefit for Marriage Equality NEW YORK, BAWDY enjoyed sold-out runs at the same venue. This is the last show of this series. Bawdy! will return in the fall. The June 29th Show will also welcome Burlesque superstars Rosie Cheeks, Aurora Black, Sabra Soubrette and Grace Gotham and will also feature BAWDY dancers Vinny Celeiro, Eric Leiggi, Douglas Robbins, Xalvador Tin-Bradbury and BAWDY's own kazoo girl: Laura Oldham. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.BawdyShow.com

NYC: JUNE CABARET TO BENEFIT UNITY CENTER
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

The June Unity Cabaret, presented by Bobbie Horowitz Productions, will take place on Saturday, June 29th at 2:00 pm, at UNITY CENTER (213 West 58th Street, NYC - 212-582-1300). Musical director is Bill Ziffiro. Performers include Kevin Dozier, Marissa Mulder, Jim Brochu, Steve Schalchlin, Sean Harkness, David F. Slone, Esq. Daryl Glenn, David Vernon, Dana Lorge, Kelley Karel, Chuck Karel, Christina Connors, Warren Chiasson, Natasha Castillo, Jillian Laurain Martina Widmar, Nadia Danielle, Todd H. Monroe, Valton Jackson, Corky Romash, Mary Lou Barber, Jacob Merrick Storms, Bob Simonello, and Jennie Litt. Suggested donation: $15.


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: 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: "YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY JAZZ" AT BIRDLAND

Grande Absente & Air France Present Django Reinhardt NY Festival "Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Sunday, June 25th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Featuring Samson Schmitt (guitar) with Ludovic Beier (accordion), Pierre Blanchard (violin), Doudou Cuillerier (rhythm guitar), Brian Torff (bass), plus Kruno (guitar). Special Guests Include Peter Beets (piano, 6/25-26), David Langlois (washboards, 6/27), Anat Cohen (sax/clarinet, 6/28), Edmar Castaneda (harp, 6/29-30). Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ROY HAYNES AT THE BLUE NOTE

Roy Haynes will be performing at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Thursday through Saturday, June 27th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Haynes is the pulse of legendary jazz. For over 50 years Roy Haynes has influenced and innovated, shaping some of the greatest recordings in jazz while his joyous drumming with the legends of the genre altered the very fabric and direction of jazz improvisation. Louis Armstrong. Lester Young. Charlie Parker. Thelonius Monk. Sarah Vaughn. Miles Davis. John Coltrane. Dizzy Gillespie. Bud Powell. Ella Fitzgerald. Stan Getz. Chick Corea. Pat Metheny. The list goes on and on as does Roy's unflagging energy and marvelous invention. With his latest group of 20-something cohorts, Roy sends his "Hard Swing" to a timeless place. Haynes elevates the performances of his FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH BAND matching fire stroke for fire stroke, thrill for thrill, a tremendous give and take between the generations fueled by masterful musicianship and youthful abandon. There is a $15-$20 cover.


NYC: THE IRIDIUM PRESENTS THE WAYNE KRANTZ BAND

Wayne Krantz, an American jazz fusion guitarist, will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Saturday, June 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Krantz has played with top artists such as Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, and others, but is most active as a solo performer. Krantz released his first album, Signals, in 1990, sporting an array of recognized jazz musicians such as Dennis Chambers, Leni Stern, Anthony Jackson, and others. However, in 1992, he formed a trio with bassist Lincoln Goines and drummer Zach Danziger, and recorded two albums with them; Long To Be Loose, in 1993, and a live album, 2 Drink Minimum, in 1995. In doing so, he began to play periodically at the 55 Bar, a diverse and premier jazz club in New York City. In 1996, Krantz released an acoustic album with Leni Stern, dubbed Separate Cages. Wayne formed a new trio in 1997, consisting of his ferocious guitar skills, complemented by Tim Lefebvre on electric bass and Keith Carlock on drums, new sounds that would change his music's style drastically. On June 28, 2007, Krantz played his final regular Thursday night gig at New York's 55 Bar. He contributed to Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen's newest release, Morph the Cat, and participated in touring with Fagen's band in early 2006. In another rare sideman role, Krantz was featured on tenor saxophonist Chris Potter's 2006 release, Underground. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DION PARSONS AND THE 21ST CENTURY BAND AT DIZZY'S

Dion Parsons and the 21st Century Band (Dion Parson, Drums; Ron Blake, Sax; Reuben Rogers, Bass; Carlton Holmes, Piano; Victor Provost, Steel Pan; Alioune Faye, Percussion/Sabar) perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, June 27th through 30th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Combining Caribbean rhythms with jazz, pop, and reggae harmonies, drummer Dion Parson and his 21st Century Band create an infectiously joyous sound. With virtuosic leads from all members of the band, including steel pan and sabor, in addition to standard jazz instrumentation, the group shines at all times and will keep heads nodding and feet tapping. Featuring original compositions, as well as songs recorded by artists such as John Coltrane, Bob Marley, and Louis Armstrong, this set at Dizzy's is a guaranteed good time. Check out any of the band's live albums recorded at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola for a taste of what's to come. 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.


BOS: DIANNE SCHUUR PAYS HOMAGE TO FRANK SINATRA AND STAN GETZ

Grammy Award-winning vocalist and pianist Dianne Schuur Pays homage to Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, June 28th & 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Schuur inspires rave reviews across the globe as the new first lady of jazz. In this brand new show she pays homage to her two main Mentors in this Business: Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz. Featuring: Alan Broadbent on piano with the rest of the Original Blue Note Trio, Ben Wolfe on Bass, and Ulysses Owens Jr. on and Ulysses Owens Jr. on Drums! As well as Don Braden to play the Saxes. Dinner/show: $70; show only: $30

DC: PIECES OF A DREAM AT BLUES ALLEY

Pieces of a Dream perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, June 28th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The group emerged out of Philadelphia's music scene in 1976. Keyboardist James Lloyd, drummer Curtis Harmon and former bassist Cedric Napoleon, were (and still are) managed by the drummer's father and uncle, Danny and Bill Harmon, respectively. The group based their name on "Pieces of Dreams," a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that the group performed. The youthful exuberance of those two Philly kids from the mid-'70s is still very much alive in Soul Intent, Pieces of a Dream's latest effort on Heads Up. It's that kind of innovation and eclecticism that keeps Pieces of a Dream fresh and authentic in a jazz world that's ever-changing. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: ANNIE REINER AT THE GARDENIA

Annie Reiner, the multi-talented daughter of Carl and Estelle, will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Saturday, June 29th at 9:00 pm. Annie has inherited Estelle's brilliant timing, musicianship, and way with a lyric, and has been persuaded to share these gifts in all-too-rare solo shows at The Gardenia, to which are always greeted with much anticipation. This show will be Annie's seventh such outing, as ever backed by a complement of superb musicians. Those who loved Estelle and her musical sensibilities have been delighted to discover how securely that torch has been passed. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: STEVE TYRELL WITH "IT'S MAGIC: THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN"

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Tuesday through Friday, June 25th through 28th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 29th at 7:00 & 10:30 pm. Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. There is a $70-$95 cover. All cover charges include a $30 food and beverage credit that can be used at Kanpai Lounge, Restaurant Anzu or table service during the performance.

SF: JONATHAN BUTLER AT YOSHI'S SAN FRANCISCO

South African-born R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel singer & guitarist Jonathan Butler will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, June 28th & 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A life well lived is often the best foundation for compelling art and there's no denying Jonathan Butler has been blessed with a fascinating life. A South African native whose expansive musical gift has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields, Butler's latest release Grace and Mercy is filled with the soulful sounds and insightful lyrics fans have come to expect from the veteran performer. A key word in Butler's life is balance and after years of touring the globe, he's learned just how important time away from the spotlight can be. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: GREGG EDELMAN IN BROADWAY STATE OF MIND

Gregg Edelman brings his unique show BROADWAY STATE OF MIND to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 25th through 29th at 8:00 pm. The show is an unmissable concert of show-stopping music combined with the sort of industry insider stories about life on and off the Broadway stage that only a four times Tony Award nominee like Edelman could know. In his thirty years on the stage, television and film, Gregg has starred in a string of Broadway shows from Cats to Anything Goes, all leading to the starring role in the Best Musical of 1989, City of Angels. His performance as Stine earned Gregg his first Tony nomination and consolidated his position as one of the most highly regarded romantic Broadway leads of his generation. In 1994, Gregg originated the role of Colonel Ricci in Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical Passion. That production led to Sondheim casting Gregg as Prince Charming in Into The Woods and Sweeney in Sweeney Todd. Other celebrated roles have been Javert in Les Miserables, Robert Baker in the revival of Wonderful Town and Dr. Alexandre Manette in A Tale of Two Cities. Gregg also appears with several leading orchestras. His many appearances at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops have given Gregg the opportunity to honour such friends as Kander & Ebb, Jerry Herman and Charles Strouse. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: DONNA HAYES DEBUTS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Donna Hayes, Actress and Cabaret Singer, takes center stage to debut her fourth solo cabaret show, "The People We Meet Along The Way" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, June 28th at 7:00 pm. This one night only performance will be directed by Gretchen Reinhagen (2013 MAC Award Winner for Best Director) with musical direction by Justin Stoney and Tom Hubbard on bass. John Kander & Fred Ebb, Alecia Moore ("Pink"), Diane Warren, U2, Tracy Chapman and Johnny Mercer are just a few of the songwriters and artists whose music will be featured in Miss Hayes' set, as she embarks on a musical journey inspired by love, compassion and friendship from the people she's encountered along her journey. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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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: 7TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND

The 7th Anniversary of The Birdland Big Band, featuring Tom Kennedy on Bass, will be celebrated on Friday, June 28th at 5:15 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ). Every Friday the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (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: "YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY JAZZ" AT BIRDLAND

Grande Absente & Air France Present Django Reinhardt NY Festival "Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Sunday, June 25th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Featuring Samson Schmitt (guitar) with Ludovic Beier (accordion), Pierre Blanchard (violin), Doudou Cuillerier (rhythm guitar), Brian Torff (bass), plus Kruno (guitar). Special Guests Include Peter Beets (piano, 6/25-26), David Langlois (washboards, 6/27), Anat Cohen (sax/clarinet, 6/28), Edmar Castaneda (harp, 6/29-30). Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ROY HAYNES AT THE BLUE NOTE

Roy Haynes will be performing at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Thursday through Saturday, June 27th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Haynes is the pulse of legendary jazz. For over 50 years Roy Haynes has influenced and innovated, shaping some of the greatest recordings in jazz while his joyous drumming with the legends of the genre altered the very fabric and direction of jazz improvisation. Louis Armstrong. Lester Young. Charlie Parker. Thelonius Monk. Sarah Vaughn. Miles Davis. John Coltrane. Dizzy Gillespie. Bud Powell. Ella Fitzgerald. Stan Getz. Chick Corea. Pat Metheny. The list goes on and on as does Roy's unflagging energy and marvelous invention. With his latest group of 20-something cohorts, Roy sends his "Hard Swing" to a timeless place. Haynes elevates the performances of his FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH BAND matching fire stroke for fire stroke, thrill for thrill, a tremendous give and take between the generations fueled by masterful musicianship and youthful abandon. There is a $15-$20 cover.


NYC: McCLENTY HUNTER AT THE IRIDIUM

McClenty Douglas Hunter Jr. will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Friday, June 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Hunter showed an early interest in music from the age of two, when he received his first drum set as a gift. The perfect place to cultivate his natural ability to groove began in church. McClenty received a scholarship to Howard University in Washington, DC where he matriculated in 2005, with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education. While in attendance, he was introduced to jazz through studies with master drummer, Grady Tate and was given the opportunity to perform with Jimmy Heath, Yusef Latef, Darren Barrett, David "Fathead" Newman and Larry Ridley. In 2007, McClenty received a Master Degree in Jazz Studies from The Juilliard School of Music in New York City where he studied under The Artistic Director of Jazz Studies and Jazz Drummer, Carl Allen. While studying at The Juilliard School, McClenty joined the Eric Reed Quartet and has since performed with Lou Donaldson, Buster Williams, Les McCann, Wycliffe Gordon, Peter Bernstein, Eric Alexander, Mike LeDonne, Jim Snidero and Paul Bollenback. In Gospel, he has worked with Donnie McClurkin, Richard Smallwood and has performed with the Soulful Symphony Orchestra under the direction of founder and composer, Darin Atwater. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DION PARSONS AND THE 21ST CENTURY BAND AT DIZZY'S

Dion Parsons and the 21st Century Band (Dion Parson, Drums; Ron Blake, Sax; Reuben Rogers, Bass; Carlton Holmes, Piano; Victor Provost, Steel Pan; Alioune Faye, Percussion/Sabar) perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, June 27th through 30th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Combining Caribbean rhythms with jazz, pop, and reggae harmonies, drummer Dion Parson and his 21st Century Band create an infectiously joyous sound. With virtuosic leads from all members of the band, including steel pan and sabor, in addition to standard jazz instrumentation, the group shines at all times and will keep heads nodding and feet tapping. Featuring original compositions, as well as songs recorded by artists such as John Coltrane, Bob Marley, and Louis Armstrong, this set at Dizzy's is a guaranteed good time. Check out any of the band's live albums recorded at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola for a taste of what's to come. 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: JOHN LLOYD YOUNG RETURNS TO CAFE CARLYLE WITH MY TURN

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) will welcome back Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young for an encore week of "My Turn," playing Tuesday through Saturday, June 25th through 29th at 8:45 pm. The program "My Turn" includes songs from John's debut album of the same name and features hits from the Four Seasons' era that brought Young to Jersey Boys fame, as well as other classics from the 60s era including favorites such as "Hurt So Bad," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Unchained Melody," and "You Belong To Me." There is a $50-$75-$125 cover, Tuesday through Thursday; $50-$85-$135 cover, Friday & Saturday.

BOS: DIANNE SCHUUR PAYS HOMAGE TO FRANK SINATRA AND STAN GETZ

Grammy Award-winning vocalist and pianist Dianne Schuur Pays homage to Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, June 28th & 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Schuur inspires rave reviews across the globe as the new first lady of jazz. In this brand new show she pays homage to her two main Mentors in this Business: Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz. Featuring: Alan Broadbent on piano with the rest of the Original Blue Note Trio, Ben Wolfe on Bass, and Ulysses Owens Jr. on and Ulysses Owens Jr. on Drums! As well as Don Braden to play the Saxes. Dinner/show: $70; show only: $30

BOS: OPEN MIC AT THE NAPOLIAN ROOM WITH STEVEN SANSOUCIE

Steven SanSoucie will be hosting open-mic at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966 - ) on Thursday, June 27th from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. Michael Larson will be at the piano. Singers are urged to contact Steven if they wish to perform. There is no cover charge!

BOS: SEX, DRUGS AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

A new cabaret revue " Sex, Drugs and the Great American Songbook" will be presented at ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS (191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA - 617-718-2191) on Friday, June 28th at 7:30 pm. Join BACA members Debbie Lane, Gail Leondar-Wright and Marva Wooden, along with Jen Lawrence and Catharine David, along with Bill Duffy at the piano for an evening of fun, trivia, and song including a Sex and Drugs trivia contest: do your research on infamous musicians and their drug and sexual exploits. Enjoy local craft beer and wine, yummy snacks. No cover (donations accepted).


DC: PIECES OF A DREAM AT BLUES ALLEY

Pieces of a Dream perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, June 28th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The group emerged out of Philadelphia's music scene in 1976. Keyboardist James Lloyd, drummer Curtis Harmon and former bassist Cedric Napoleon, were (and still are) managed by the drummer's father and uncle, Danny and Bill Harmon, respectively. The group based their name on "Pieces of Dreams," a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that the group performed. The youthful exuberance of those two Philly kids from the mid-'70s is still very much alive in Soul Intent, Pieces of a Dream's latest effort on Heads Up. It's that kind of innovation and eclecticism that keeps Pieces of a Dream fresh and authentic in a jazz world that's ever-changing. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: TRACY ADAMS IN AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AT DAVENPORT'S

Singer/songwriter brings his show "Ahead of Schedule" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Fridays, June 14th & 28th at 8:00 pm. Musical director is Beckie Menzie. The show is a tribute to singers, songwriters, and others who have left us sooner than expected. Featuring the music of Patsy Cline, John Lennon, Eva Cassidy, Karen Carpenter, Jim Croce, Marvin Gaye, and more. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

TEX: LAURA AINSWORTH "NECESSARY EVIL" CD RELEASE PARTY

Laura Ainsworth will celebrate the release of her second CD, "Necessary Evil", at STONEY'S WINE LOUNGE (6038 Oram Street, Dallas, TX - 214-953-3067 - ) on Friday, June 28th with sets from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. As the daughter of renowned saxophonist Billy Ainsworth, Laura Ainsworth grew up watching her dad accompany such legends as Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald. Her first album, "Keep It To Yourself," announced to the world that the sophisticated vocal style of the 1940s and '50s was still alive and well. Now, her second album, "Necessary Evil," extends that legacy of great music even further, and in new and exciting directions. On the film noir-themed "Necessary Evil," Laura and her partner/ producer/ pianist Brian Piper (2011 Dallas Jazz Musician of the Year and leader of the Newport Jazz Beach Party spotlight group, the Brian Piper Trio) offer a collection of terrific songs from the 1920s to today, all about love. Not love as a happily-ever-after fairy tale, but love with a twist: songs of heartache, lust, infatuation, fantasy, self-delusion and all the other aspects that sometimes make it feel less like a beautiful dream than a "necessary evil." Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: MON DAVID MAKES GARDENIA DEBUT

United States-based Filipino jazz drummer and singer Mon David makes his Gardenia debut on Friday, June 28th at 9:00 pm at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444). Winner of the 2006 London International Jazz Competition, Mr. David's spectacular vocal prowess has been recognized jazz critics and fans alike. David started singing at an early age. He often performed in school programs, drawing influences from Filipino folk songs, the Beatles, Motown, and other pop music of his time. He started playing drums and guitar at 15, singing pop songs and tunes from musicals. He eventually took up music at the University of the Philippines, majoring in classical voice while also taking arranging and composition courses. David formed a vocal quartet called Fourplay which covered most of the Manhattan Transfer songs. After graduating, he became a session musician, playing drums and serving as vocal coach to many Filipino singing groups including the APO Hiking Society. He also did commercial jingles and acting. He formed the group Jazz Fiesta, and for five years was also a member of the music and comedy group Ang Fourgettables. He recorded four jazz albums: 'Salamat sa Mga Alaala', 'Soulitute', 'Abe Mu Ku', and 'Life and Times'. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: STEVE TYRELL WITH "IT'S MAGIC: THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN"

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Tuesday through Friday, June 25th through 28th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 29th at 7:00 & 10:30 pm. Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. There is a $70-$95 cover. All cover charges include a $30 food and beverage credit that can be used at Kanpai Lounge, Restaurant Anzu or table service during the performance.

SF: JONATHAN BUTLER AT YOSHI'S SAN FRANCISCO

South African-born R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel singer & guitarist Jonathan Butler will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Friday & Saturday, June 28th & 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A life well lived is often the best foundation for compelling art and there's no denying Jonathan Butler has been blessed with a fascinating life. A South African native whose expansive musical gift has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields, Butler's latest release Grace and Mercy is filled with the soulful sounds and insightful lyrics fans have come to expect from the veteran performer. A key word in Butler's life is balance and after years of touring the globe, he's learned just how important time away from the spotlight can be. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: GREGG EDELMAN IN BROADWAY STATE OF MIND

Gregg Edelman brings his unique show BROADWAY STATE OF MIND to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 25th through 29th at 8:00 pm. The show is an unmissable concert of show-stopping music combined with the sort of industry insider stories about life on and off the Broadway stage that only a four times Tony Award nominee like Edelman could know. In his thirty years on the stage, television and film, Gregg has starred in a string of Broadway shows from Cats to Anything Goes, all leading to the starring role in the Best Musical of 1989, City of Angels. His performance as Stine earned Gregg his first Tony nomination and consolidated his position as one of the most highly regarded romantic Broadway leads of his generation. In 1994, Gregg originated the role of Colonel Ricci in Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical Passion. That production led to Sondheim casting Gregg as Prince Charming in Into The Woods and Sweeney in Sweeney Todd. Other celebrated roles have been Javert in Les Miserables, Robert Baker in the revival of Wonderful Town and Dr. Alexandre Manette in A Tale of Two Cities. Gregg also appears with several leading orchestras. His many appearances at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops have given Gregg the opportunity to honour such friends as Kander & Ebb, Jerry Herman and Charles Strouse. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: ALI HARPER: NAUGHTY AND NICE - A DOWN UNDER DIVA!

New Zealand Diva Ali Harper makes her long awaited New York debut in her show 'Naughty and Nice' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, June 27th at 9:30 pm. She is joined on stage by her Musical Director Alex Rybeck and band: Jered Egan on bass; Sean Harkness on guitar; and Ray Marchica on drums. Lina Koutrakos directs. This Diva from Down Under has starred in the hit musicals 'My Fair Lady', 'The Sound of Music', 'Evita', 'Guys and Dolls' and 'South Pacific' as well as appearing in popular New Zealand TV shows including Dancing with the Stars for 5 seasons. Ali was awarded Actress of the Year for her performance in Joanna Murray Smith's one woman play 'Bombshells'. Ali has recently released her 2nd album 'Naughty and Nice;' a chocolate box selection of music to arouse the senses from Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Jacques Brel, Joan Baez and Alberta Hunter. Her show at The Metropolitan Room will include many of these as well some surprising gems. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: RON DABNEY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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


NYC: 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: UPTOWN EXPRESS' NEW SHOW 'I'VE GOT A FEELING' AT THE BEECHMAN

Uptown Express, the Bistro Award-winning and seven-time MAC Award-nominated male vocal pop quintet, returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Wednesday & Thursday, June 26th & 27th at 7:00 pm. Their new show 'I've Got a Feeling' will kick off a season of sun and fun with a set of vibrant songs that capture the upbeat feeling of summer in the city, featuring hits from the last five decades of popular music, classic songs by artists like The Association, Manhattan Transfer, and The Four Aces, to new classics by such artists as John Legend and the Black Eyed Peas. Their jam-packed repertoire of memorable tunes, jazzy arrangements, and several surprises, guarantees that the night is going to be a good night. Uptown Express features Christopher Caswell, Larry Gabbard, Chad Hudson, Brad Parks and Doug Williford. The group is backed by The James Followell Trio, featuring Dan Gross on drums, Sean Conly on bass and guitar, and Musical Director James Followell at the piano. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TIM CHERNIKOFF AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz pianist and composer Tim Chernikof will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, June 27th at 11:30 pm. Tim has shared the stage with such artists as Christian McBride, Adonis Rose, Taylor Eigsti and Dayna Stephens. Chernikof's music embraces the San Francisco bebop jazz style along with in?uences ranging from Radiohead and the RH Factor, to Chris Potter, Herbie Hancock and Terence Blanchard. These elements create moments of surprising poignance and cathartic improvisation, framed within melodies and stylistic concepts that fuse swing, rock, funk, Afro-Cuban and R&B Styles. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY JAZZ" AT BIRDLAND

Grande Absente & Air France Present Django Reinhardt NY Festival "Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Sunday, June 25th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Featuring Samson Schmitt (guitar) with Ludovic Beier (accordion), Pierre Blanchard (violin), Doudou Cuillerier (rhythm guitar), Brian Torff (bass), plus Kruno (guitar). Special Guests Include Peter Beets (piano, 6/25-26), David Langlois (washboards, 6/27), Anat Cohen (sax/clarinet, 6/28), Edmar Castaneda (harp, 6/29-30). Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CAROL FREDETTE IN "A JUNE NIGHT, THE MOONLIGHT AND YOU"

ScoBar Entertainment presents Carol Fredette in "A June Night, The Moonlight and You" at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Thursday, June 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The show is an evening of songs celebrating summer nights, moonlight, and romance. Jazz vocalist Carol Fredette interprets "The Great American Songbook" along with Brazilian classics. Her deep expressive voice, strong sense of swing and charismatic presence have wowed audiences, critics and fellow musicians the world over. Fredette's reputation has continued to grow as a fine educator, vocal coach and record producer.As a kid growing up in the Bronx, Carol was weaned on the music of Chet Baker, Stan Kenton and Frank Sinatra. Barely 18 and fresh out of Florida State University, where she sang regularly with the college jazz band, she hit New York and immediately landed a gig at Greenwich Village's infamous Page Three. A stellar roster of musicians Fredette has performed and recorded with include Hank Jones, Ron Carter, Bucky Pizzarelli, Lee Konitz, George Mraz, Chris Potter, Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum, David Finck, Rufus Reid, Ronnie Cuber, David Spinozza, Chuck Loeb, Charlie Persip, Michael Moore, Lew Soloff, Victor Lewis, Mel Lewis, Al Cohn, Claudio Roditi, Fred Hersch, Romero Lubambo and Helio Alves. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ROY HAYNES AT THE BLUE NOTE

Roy Haynes will be performing at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Thursday through Saturday, June 27th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Haynes is the pulse of legendary jazz. For over 50 years Roy Haynes has influenced and innovated, shaping some of the greatest recordings in jazz while his joyous drumming with the legends of the genre altered the very fabric and direction of jazz improvisation. Louis Armstrong. Lester Young. Charlie Parker. Thelonius Monk. Sarah Vaughn. Miles Davis. John Coltrane. Dizzy Gillespie. Bud Powell. Ella Fitzgerald. Stan Getz. Chick Corea. Pat Metheny. The list goes on and on as does Roy's unflagging energy and marvelous invention. With his latest group of 20-something cohorts, Roy sends his "Hard Swing" to a timeless place. Haynes elevates the performances of his FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH BAND matching fire stroke for fire stroke, thrill for thrill, a tremendous give and take between the generations fueled by masterful musicianship and youthful abandon. There is a $15-$20 cover.


NYC: DION PARSONS AND THE 21ST CENTURY BAND AT DIZZY'S

Dion Parsons and the 21st Century Band (Dion Parson, Drums; Ron Blake, Sax; Reuben Rogers, Bass; Carlton Holmes, Piano; Victor Provost, Steel Pan; Alioune Faye, Percussion/Sabar) perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, June 27th through 30th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Combining Caribbean rhythms with jazz, pop, and reggae harmonies, drummer Dion Parson and his 21st Century Band create an infectiously joyous sound. With virtuosic leads from all members of the band, including steel pan and sabor, in addition to standard jazz instrumentation, the group shines at all times and will keep heads nodding and feet tapping. Featuring original compositions, as well as songs recorded by artists such as John Coltrane, Bob Marley, and Louis Armstrong, this set at Dizzy's is a guaranteed good time. Check out any of the band's live albums recorded at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola for a taste of what's to come. 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: JOHN LLOYD YOUNG RETURNS TO CAFE CARLYLE WITH MY TURN

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) will welcome back Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young for an encore week of "My Turn," playing Tuesday through Saturday, June 25th through 29th at 8:45 pm. The program "My Turn" includes songs from John's debut album of the same name and features hits from the Four Seasons' era that brought Young to Jersey Boys fame, as well as other classics from the 60s era including favorites such as "Hurt So Bad," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Unchained Melody," and "You Belong To Me." There is a $50-$75-$125 cover, Tuesday through Thursday; $50-$85-$135 cover, Friday & Saturday.

NYS: 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.


BOS: JESSY J. ONE NIGHT ONLU AT SCULLERS

Jessy J. will perform for one night only on Thursday, June 27th at 8:00 pm at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ). With her sizzling mix of hot beats, Latin and samba rhythms, instantly captivating melodies, and model looks, this Mexican American saxophonist/singer proved quite the sensation with her debut CD Tequila Moon. Possessing a good sense of humour, a raw British accent and an un-doubtable eye for fashion, Jessie J has arrived. The British-born, Essex-bred vocalist is malleable enough to encompass several genres, while displaying vocals reminiscent of Motown-era greats. Although she may not be able to play the piano, Jessie is armed with the chops to blow people away, and the song-writing skills to pen a worldwide hit. Dinner/show: $62; show only $22.

DC: JULIE DEXTER & HESTON "CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF BOB MARLEY"

Julie Dexter & Heston will be "Celebrating the Music of Bob Marley" when they appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Thursday, June 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Heston possesses one of those rare, "instant classic" voices laced with confident sensuality, informed by the best side of mellow 70s soul. Nostalgic, yet very much his own style, HESTON's music is beautiful, lyrically refreshing, vocally and melodically unique, timeless, rich and soulful. From Jazz to World Music, Soul and beyond, Julie Dexter is one of an elite few whose talent transcends genres. She makes it all work on her own terms, as an audaciously independent artist with an undeniable connection to her audience. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: SUZANNE PETRI WITH "A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT"

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri re[rises her acclaimed show " A Little Touch of Coward in the Night" at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Wednesday & Thursday, June 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Musical Director Bob Moreen, with Director Bob Breuler and special guest John Eskola. In a career that spanned two world wars and seventy-five years, Coward was an English composer, lyricist, playwright, screenwriter, actor, Las Vegas cabaret star and more, publishing more than 50 plays and composing hundreds of songs during his lifetime. Throughout all, he maintained what he considered his greatest talent: his charm. Suzanne's passion for his work has spanned most of her performing career and she is therefore very excited to bring his words and music to new audiences for the first time at Davenport's. She and her cohorts will perform some of his many songs, including "Why do the Wrong People Travel?" "I've Been to a Marvelous Party," "If Love Were All," "Mad About the Boy," "Mrs. Worthington," "Ziguener," "Nina," "Matelot," as well as scenes from his brilliant plays. There is a $20 cover charge with a two-drink minimum.


SF: STEVE TYRELL WITH "IT'S MAGIC: THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN"

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Tuesday through Friday, June 25th through 28th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 29th at 7:00 & 10:30 pm. Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. There is a $70-$95 cover. All cover charges 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 KARYN WHITE

R&B Queen Karyn White, with hits from "Superwoman" to Carpe Diem, will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, June 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. She is backed by Michael B Hart Jr (guitar), Greg A Reed Jr (drums), Enoch Nathan Elijah Jones (keys), Damien J. Bullock (keys), Brian Turner (bass), Jessica M Teddington (backing vocals), Jakeem Jones (backing vocals). Karyn possesses one of the most memorable, distinctive voices ever heard in popular music. She's an accomplished singer/songwriter who etched herself into music history with her smash hit song, the female anthem, "Superwoman." That song made international waves, selling over a million units, being certified Gold and named the Billboard R&B Song of the Year in 1989. There is a $39 (8:00 pm) $29 (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: GREGG EDELMAN IN BROADWAY STATE OF MIND

Gregg Edelman brings his unique show BROADWAY STATE OF MIND to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 25th through 29th at 8:00 pm. The show is an unmissable concert of show-stopping music combined with the sort of industry insider stories about life on and off the Broadway stage that only a four times Tony Award nominee like Edelman could know. In his thirty years on the stage, television and film, Gregg has starred in a string of Broadway shows from Cats to Anything Goes, all leading to the starring role in the Best Musical of 1989, City of Angels. His performance as Stine earned Gregg his first Tony nomination and consolidated his position as one of the most highly regarded romantic Broadway leads of his generation. In 1994, Gregg originated the role of Colonel Ricci in Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical Passion. That production led to Sondheim casting Gregg as Prince Charming in Into The Woods and Sweeney in Sweeney Todd. Other celebrated roles have been Javert in Les Miserables, Robert Baker in the revival of Wonderful Town and Dr. Alexandre Manette in A Tale of Two Cities. Gregg also appears with several leading orchestras. His many appearances at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops have given Gregg the opportunity to honour such friends as Kander & Ebb, Jerry Herman and Charles Strouse. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: CONCERTS FOR CITY GREENS CONTINUES WITH JUNE PERFORMANCE

The 6th Season of The Concerts for City Greens, free outdoor concert series, continues on Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, June 27th at 6:30 pm.) at TUDOR CITY GREENS OARK (enter at Tudor City Place between East 42nd and East 43rd Streets) with "Summer Sambas, Showmen & Sirens ," and will feature professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, and classical scene. All performers donate their time and talent to benefit MUSIC AND ART FOR GREEN. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett. This concert will feature TV, Broadway & Off Broadway Veteran Ilene Kristen, and MAC, Bistro & Nightlife Award Winner Mark Nadler. MAC Nominated Recording Artist, Annie Kozuch and Bistro Award Winner, Parker Scott complete this exciting evening of entertainment. Host Raissa Katona Bennett welcomes back series regulars Terese Genecco as sidekick & drummer, Sean Harkness on guitar, Matt Scharfglass on bass, and Musical Director, Bill Zeffiro, and introduces violinist Nicholas Perry. Additional musical direction will be provided by pianist Mark Janas. For more information CLICK HERE

NYC: ROSEMARY LOAR AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Rosemary Loar will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, June 26th 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: UPTOWN EXPRESS' NEW SHOW 'I'VE GOT A FEELING' AT THE BEECHMAN

Uptown Express, the Bistro Award-winning and seven-time MAC Award-nominated male vocal pop quintet, returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Wednesday & Thursday, June 26th & 27th at 7:00 pm. Their new show 'I've Got a Feeling' will kick off a season of sun and fun with a set of vibrant songs that capture the upbeat feeling of summer in the city, featuring hits from the last five decades of popular music, classic songs by artists like The Association, Manhattan Transfer, and The Four Aces, to new classics by such artists as John Legend and the Black Eyed Peas. Their jam-packed repertoire of memorable tunes, jazzy arrangements, and several surprises, guarantees that the night is going to be a good night. Uptown Express features Christopher Caswell, Larry Gabbard, Chad Hudson, Brad Parks and Doug Williford. The group is backed by The James Followell Trio, featuring Dan Gross on drums, Sean Conly on bass and guitar, and Musical Director James Followell at the piano. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/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 @ 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: KITAY-KITAY AND FRIENDS AT PARKSIDE LOUNGE

Carolyn Kitay hosts a monthly comedy show 'Kitay-Kitay and Friends' at THE PARKSIDE LOUNGE (317 West Houston Street, NYC - 212-673-6270 - ) on Wednesday, June 26th at 7:30 pm. Comics scheduled to appear include Janine Squillari, Brett Druck, Randi Lupo and Jane Stroll. There is a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CD RELEASE: GLOBAL NOIZE - SLY REIMAGINED: THE MUSIC OF SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE

Global Noize-Sly Reimagined: The Music of Sly and The Family Stone will be presented at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555 - ) on Wednesday, June 26th at 7:30 pm. When Sly and The Family Stone hit the scene back in the late '60s, the world - socially, culturally and politically - was in a state of upheaval. And their music perfectly evangelized the moment. Today, we stand dangerously at the edge of a similar precipice - and that message of celebratory potential and jubilant clarity is sorely needed. With that concept squarely implanted in his mind's eye, visionary conceptualist, producer, arranger, composer and keyboard wizard Jason Miles has created the extraordinary Sly Reimagined on the Zoho Roots label. With his groundbreaking, genre-defying borderless mothership Global Noize providing the vehicle, Miles takes on eight classic Sly Stone journeys into the wilds of a reality nearly half a century beyond their point of inception. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: GIACOMO GATES

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200 - ) every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte. The show on Wednesday, June 26th features Giacomo Gates, Singer, with Ronny Whyte, piano & Boots Maleson, bass. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

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: "YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY JAZZ" AT BIRDLAND

Grande Absente & Air France Present Django Reinhardt NY Festival "Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Sunday, June 25th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Featuring Samson Schmitt (guitar) with Ludovic Beier (accordion), Pierre Blanchard (violin), Doudou Cuillerier (rhythm guitar), Brian Torff (bass), plus Kruno (guitar). Special Guests Include Peter Beets (piano, 6/25-26), David Langlois (washboards, 6/27), Anat Cohen (sax/clarinet, 6/28), Edmar Castaneda (harp, 6/29-30). Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GREYBOY ALLSTARS WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOUSTON PERSON

The Greyboy Allstars will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday through Wednesday, June 24th through 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. It has been 20 years since The Greyboy Allstars - frequenters of the scene surrounding the `70s soul and funk-spinning DJ Greyboy - formed in San Diego, with their producer and label owner as a namesake. The band's 1995 debut, West Coast Boogaloo, has influenced countless other artists and groups, and the Allstars' early work together launched, for each member, a unique kind of prolific and highly successful solo career. As a result, the The Greyboy Allstars have managed to come together only once every few years-releasing only three studio albums to date-although the joy of writing and recording as a group has motivated them to continue to reunite when they have time. Knowledge Room Recordings released their first studio album in six years, Inland Emperor, on April 16th. The Greyboy Allstars are joined by legendary tenor saxophonist Houston Person. Person has performed with the likes of Cedar Walton, Etta Jones, Horace Silver, and Gene Ammons and has recorded over 50 albums as a leader. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: AKIKO TSURUGA & HER QUARTET AT THE IRIDIUM

Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan presents Akiko Tsuruga & Her Quartet at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Wednesday, June 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Hailing from Osaka, Japan, the Hammond organist, Akiko Tsuruga has been a mainstay in the New York jazz scene since 2001. This talented young organist began playing the organ at the age of three and launched her career in jazz immediately after graduating from the Osaka College of Music. While living in Osaka, she had the opportunity to play with numerous world-renowned jazz musicians from the United States, such as Roy Hargrove, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Grady Tate, to name just a few. Grady Tate, in particular, had the strongest influence on her decision to become a professional musician. Along with her teacher, Dr. Lonnie Smith Akiko considers him to be one of her greatest mentors, and perhaps the musician she admires the most. Grady performed on her Japanese debut album and also convinced her to move to the United States. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE CLEVELAND WATKISS QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Cleveland Watkiss Quartet (Cleveland Watkiss, Voice; Jonathan Gee, Piano; Larry Bartley, Acoustic Bass; Ernesto Simpson, Drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 - ) on Wednesday, June 26th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Hailed as the best jazz singer in Britain (Evening Standard), this virtuoso vocalist/ actor/ composer/ educator is one of jazz's most versatile voices. Winner of the London Awards "Best Vocalist" and a three-time Wire/Guardian Award winner, Cleveland Watkiss has had a wonderfully eclectic career. He has collaborated with Bob Dylan, Wynton Marsalis, The Who, Cassandra Wilson, Bjork, Art Blakey, Stevie Wonder, and more. Dubbed the "Sonny Rollins of the human voice" by Time Out, Watkiss can take on the frontman role and improvise like a variety of instruments, but also incorporates his vocals with the rhythm section in a manner that complements and extends the musical dimensions of a conventional jazz quartet. Fans of jazz vocals looking for something a little unusual shouldn't miss this one. 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: JOHN LLOYD YOUNG RETURNS TO CAFE CARLYLE WITH MY TURN

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) will welcome back Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young for an encore week of "My Turn," playing Tuesday through Saturday, June 25th through 29th at 8:45 pm. The program "My Turn" includes songs from John's debut album of the same name and features hits from the Four Seasons' era that brought Young to Jersey Boys fame, as well as other classics from the 60s era including favorites such as "Hurt So Bad," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Unchained Melody," and "You Belong To Me." There is a $50-$75-$125 cover, Tuesday through Thursday; $50-$85-$135 cover, Friday & Saturday.

BOS: LOUISE VAN AARSEN AT SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB

Louise Van Aarsen performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Wednesday, June 26th at 8:00 pm. Having premiered her debut album Destiny to a sold out crowd here at Scullers, Louise Van Aarsen is back with her universal appeal in a fresh, eclectic mix of jazz, Latin, classical, pop and fusion. Guest vocalists include Rebecca Parris, Ted Davis, and Debbie Lane. She is backed by Doug Hammer and band. Dinner/show $60 - show only $20.

NE: BACA FINAL LIFE IS A CABARET OPEN MIC FOR SEASON
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

The next BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) LIFE IS A CABARET open mic will be held on Wednesday, June 26th at FIRST PARISH CHURCH (35 Church Street, Watertown Square, MA - http://fpwatertown.org ) from 7:15 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 7:00 pm). This month Tom LaMark will serve as accompanist. Please bring lead sheets with you in your own key. Admission is $10 for BACA members, $13 for non-members.

TOR: CARMEN SOUZA AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) in association with the 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival presents Carmen Souza on Wednesday, June 26th at 8:00 pm. Carmen Souza was born in Lisbon within a family of Cape Verdeans. She grew up in a mixed language environment of Creole, the Cape Verde dialect and Portuguese always surrounded by the Cape Verdean way of life. Her music blends perfectly the elegance and sophistication off the African and Cape Verdean traditional rhythms with contemporary Jazz and Afro-Latin. Her dark, deep, earth voice will make you embrace and at the same time rethink everything you know and love about the sounds of Cape Verde. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS VERONNEAU

The international acoustic quartet Veronneau performs are BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - / ) on Wednesday, June 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Since their 2010 launch, Veronneau has delighted audiences in North America, Europe and beyond with their world jazz and pop. Two recent albums landed them high on radio and Internet listening charts and won fans from over 100 countries. French Canadian vocalist Lynn Veronneau lights up the stage with her engaging presence and moving interpretations. The acoustic guitars of Ken Avis and David Rosenblatt and percussion of Pete Walby lend rhythm, harmony and energy to satisfying sets of Samba, bossa nova, gypsy jazz and swing. Veronneau has earned rave reviews and captivated audiences in festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs in many countries. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: SUZANNE PETRI WITH "A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT"

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri re[rises her acclaimed show " A Little Touch of Coward in the Night" at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Wednesday & Thursday, June 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Musical Director Bob Moreen, with Director Bob Breuler and special guest John Eskola. In a career that spanned two world wars and seventy-five years, Coward was an English composer, lyricist, playwright, screenwriter, actor, Las Vegas cabaret star and more, publishing more than 50 plays and composing hundreds of songs during his lifetime. Throughout all, he maintained what he considered his greatest talent: his charm. Suzanne's passion for his work has spanned most of her performing career and she is therefore very excited to bring his words and music to new audiences for the first time at Davenport's. She and her cohorts will perform some of his many songs, including "Why do the Wrong People Travel?" "I've Been to a Marvelous Party," "If Love Were All," "Mad About the Boy," "Mrs. Worthington," "Ziguener," "Nina," "Matelot," as well as scenes from his brilliant plays. There is a $20 cover charge with a two-drink minimum.


SF: TOMMY DAVIDSON AT YOSHI'S

Comedian, actor, and star of the hit television show, In Living Color, TOMMY DAVIDSON performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, June 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Tommy Davidson's exceptional range from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music ability have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the original stars of the hit television show In Living Color, Tommy's reach is built on the show's and its stars groundbreaking and innovative talent. There is a $26-$41 (8:00 pm) $25-$37 (10:00 pm) cover.

SF: STEVE TYRELL WITH "IT'S MAGIC: THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN"

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Tuesday through Friday, June 25th through 28th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 29th at 7:00 & 10:30 pm. Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. There is a $70-$95 cover. All cover charges include a $30 food and beverage credit that can be used at Kanpai Lounge, Restaurant Anzu or table service during the performance.

LON: GREGG EDELMAN IN BROADWAY STATE OF MIND

Gregg Edelman brings his unique show BROADWAY STATE OF MIND to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 25th through 29th at 8:00 pm. The show is an unmissable concert of show-stopping music combined with the sort of industry insider stories about life on and off the Broadway stage that only a four times Tony Award nominee like Edelman could know. In his thirty years on the stage, television and film, Gregg has starred in a string of Broadway shows from Cats to Anything Goes, all leading to the starring role in the Best Musical of 1989, City of Angels. His performance as Stine earned Gregg his first Tony nomination and consolidated his position as one of the most highly regarded romantic Broadway leads of his generation. In 1994, Gregg originated the role of Colonel Ricci in Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical Passion. That production led to Sondheim casting Gregg as Prince Charming in Into The Woods and Sweeney in Sweeney Todd. Other celebrated roles have been Javert in Les Miserables, Robert Baker in the revival of Wonderful Town and Dr. Alexandre Manette in A Tale of Two Cities. Gregg also appears with several leading orchestras. His many appearances at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops have given Gregg the opportunity to honour such friends as Kander & Ebb, Jerry Herman and Charles Strouse. 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 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: 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: "YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY JAZZ" AT BIRDLAND

Grande Absente & Air France Present Django Reinhardt NY Festival "Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Sunday, June 25th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Featuring Samson Schmitt (guitar) with Ludovic Beier (accordion), Pierre Blanchard (violin), Doudou Cuillerier (rhythm guitar), Brian Torff (bass), plus Kruno (guitar). Special Guests Include Peter Beets (piano, 6/25-26), David Langlois (washboards, 6/27), Anat Cohen (sax/clarinet, 6/28), Edmar Castaneda (harp, 6/29-30). Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SOWETO KINCH TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Soweto Kinch Trio will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 - ) on Tuesday, June 25th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm in Collaboration with Made in the UK Jazz Concert Series. One of the most experimental and potentially divisive acts to perform at Dizzy's, the Soweto Kinch Trio features a combination of out-but-accessible hard bop, slightly further out jazz, and jazz-infused, avant-garde hip-hop. Kinch has been making waves and winning awards in both the British jazz and hip-hop scenes for years, sometimes performing solely as a rapper, other times as a saxophonist, but most frequently and most interestingly as a two-tiered powerhouse alternating between the two roles. With an abundance of creativity both musically and ideologically Kinch offers a unique, intelligent, and thought-provoking musical experience. There is a $30 cover.

NYC: GREYBOY ALLSTARS WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOUSTON PERSON

The Greyboy Allstars will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday through Wednesday, June 24th through 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. It has been 20 years since The Greyboy Allstars - frequenters of the scene surrounding the `70s soul and funk-spinning DJ Greyboy - formed in San Diego, with their producer and label owner as a namesake. The band's 1995 debut, West Coast Boogaloo, has influenced countless other artists and groups, and the Allstars' early work together launched, for each member, a unique kind of prolific and highly successful solo career. As a result, the The Greyboy Allstars have managed to come together only once every few years-releasing only three studio albums to date-although the joy of writing and recording as a group has motivated them to continue to reunite when they have time. Knowledge Room Recordings released their first studio album in six years, Inland Emperor, on April 16th. The Greyboy Allstars are joined by legendary tenor saxophonist Houston Person. Person has performed with the likes of Cedar Walton, Etta Jones, Horace Silver, and Gene Ammons and has recorded over 50 albums as a leader. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: THE WBGO JAZZ SERIES WITH CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT AT 54 BELOW

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. French-American jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - http://www.54below.com/ ) on Tuesday, June 25th with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Cecile is the hottest young jazz singer of our time. Celebrating her highly anticipated debut release, WomanChild (Mack Avenue, May 2013), the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition Winner has the critics beaming! In the aftermath of her Monk Competition triumph, the jazz world eagerly awaited the winner's first US recording. Cecile answers that call with songs spanning three centuries of American music. See this jazz sensation as she headlines two special performances at 54 Below with her label mate pianist Aaron Diehl, Paul Sikivie on bass and Rodney Green on drums. 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 24th are Andrew Kober (Hair), Drew Gasparini (composer/ "Smash"), Ariana DeBose (Motown, Bring It On), Michael Winther (Mamma Mia, 33 Variations), Jessica Hershberg (Baby It's You), Tyler Maynard (Silence The Musical, Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins), Trapper Felides (The Next Big Thing), Siren (Diva Power Trio), and Drew Overcash (composer).No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN LLOYD YOUNG RETURNS TO CAFE CARLYLE WITH MY TURN

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) will welcome back Tony Award-Winner John Lloyd Young for an encore week of "My Turn," playing Tuesday through Saturday, June 25th through 29th at 8:45 pm. The program "My Turn" includes songs from John's debut album of the same name and features hits from the Four Seasons' era that brought Young to Jersey Boys fame, as well as other classics from the 60s era including favorites such as "Hurt So Bad," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Unchained Melody," and "You Belong To Me." There is a $50-$75-$125 cover, Tuesday through Thursday; $50-$85-$135 cover, Friday & Saturday.

TOR: GEOFF KEEZER AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) in association with the 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival presents Geoff Keezer on Tuesday, June 25th at 8:00 pm. With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. A native of Eau Claire, WI, Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18, and touring in the company of Joshua Redman, Benny Golson and Ray Brown in his 20s. More recently he has toured with David Sanborn, Chris Botti, Joe Locke and Christian McBride; worked with vocalist Denise Donatelli on projects garnering three GRAMMY nominations, and released a series of albums drawing influences from Hawaiian, Okinawan and Afro-Peruvian folk traditions. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: GUITARIST EARL CARTER AT BLUES ALLEY

Earl Carter will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Tuesday, June 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Carter is a Washington, DC based Guitarist, Bassist, and Saxophonist, whose multi-faceted talent, professionalism, and star-quality has officially sent him into the class "world-renowned". Over the years, Earl has performed with many artists, local, national, and international. He is one of the few guitarists who perform on stage while switching from lead guitar to bass guitar. As a free-lance musician, he has worked with Marcus Johnson, Alyson Williams, Bobby Lyle, Freddie Jackson, Angela Bofill, Regina Belle, Sy Smith, Bob Baldwin, Tony Terry, as well as being a solo opening act for Pieces of a Dream, Spyro Gyra, Bona Fide, and others. As a front man, Earl's band, "The Carter Project" displays other world-class musicians and consistently gives the audience a spectacular show. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: STEVE TYRELL WITH "IT'S MAGIC: THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN"

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Tuesday through Friday, June 25th through 28th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 29th at 7:00 & 10:30 pm. Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. There is a $70-$95 cover. All cover charges include a $30 food and beverage credit that can be used at Kanpai Lounge, Restaurant Anzu or table service during the performance.

SF: NORWEGIAN RETRO SOUL SINGER BERNHOFT AT YOSHI'S

Retro soul singer and multi-instrumentalist Bernhoft will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Tuesday, June 25th at 8:00 pm. Since releasing his sophomore album "Solidarity Breaks" in early 2011, the Norwegian singer has thrilled crowds around the world with his stripped-down yet amped-up one-man-band act. Largely on the strength of his looping-enhanced and wonder-inspiring live show, Bernhoft racked up 250,000 sales of "Solidarity Breaks" and earned more than three million views for "C'Mon Talk" (a beatbox-infused, acoustic-guitar-laced single that Bernhoft performed during his September 2011 appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"). With his irresistibly of-the-moment approach to classic R&B and soul, Bernhoft also nabbed the Best Artist and Best Male Artist of the Year awards at the 2012 Spellemannprisen, which are the equivalent to the GRAMMYs in Norway. Now, the former frontman of acclaimed alt-rock band Span is returning to the U.S. with an unforgettable live performance in which his ingenuity in looping magically reproduces the sound, feel, and energy of a complete band. There is a $20 cover.

AUS: BUTTERFLY GLEE CLUB MEETS TUESDAYS IN MELBOURNE

At 6:30 pm every Tuesday The Butterfly Glee Club meets at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) for a 1 hour session. The Butterfly Glee Club is the best sing-along choir in town. There are no solos, no microphones and no commitment to come every week - you just turn up, pay $12 at the door, and have a big old group sing of some of the best pop music on the planet. Perfect for keeping your vocal skills in shape with a 15 minute warm-up every session, loads of harmonies and some of the best musical directors in the country, Glee Club is perfect for all levels of singers from newbies to experts. You will never get told off for singing too raucously and, most importantly, it's super fun! The Butterfly Glee Club is organized (and often conducted) by the gorgeous and talented Vicky Jacobs (Multi Green Room Award Nominee for Musical Direction), and other legendary choirmasters like music theatre star Chelsea Plumley.


LON: GREGG EDELMAN IN BROADWAY STATE OF MIND

Gregg Edelman brings his unique show BROADWAY STATE OF MIND to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 25th through 29th at 8:00 pm. The show is an unmissable concert of show-stopping music combined with the sort of industry insider stories about life on and off the Broadway stage that only a four times Tony Award nominee like Edelman could know. In his thirty years on the stage, television and film, Gregg has starred in a string of Broadway shows from Cats to Anything Goes, all leading to the starring role in the Best Musical of 1989, City of Angels. His performance as Stine earned Gregg his first Tony nomination and consolidated his position as one of the most highly regarded romantic Broadway leads of his generation. In 1994, Gregg originated the role of Colonel Ricci in Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical Passion. That production led to Sondheim casting Gregg as Prince Charming in Into The Woods and Sweeney in Sweeney Todd. Other celebrated roles have been Javert in Les Miserables, Robert Baker in the revival of Wonderful Town and Dr. Alexandre Manette in A Tale of Two Cities. Gregg also appears with several leading orchestras. His many appearances at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops have given Gregg the opportunity to honour such friends as Kander & Ebb, Jerry Herman and Charles Strouse. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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 SHAKESPEARE SOIREE AT IDO SUSHI
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "SHAKESPEARE SOIREE" open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) the last Monday night each month from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Bronwyn is joined by Jim Allen at the piano. Relate your song or monolog to a Shakespearean character! Or not... ! Come and sing and talk or make other magic! Shakespearean verse for all in The Willie the shakeandspeakebox!. 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: NATALIE DOUGLAS WITH "SCRAPBOOK 2.0" AT BIRDLAND

Award winning vocalist Natalie Douglas brings her show 'Scrapbook 2.0' to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 pm. "Scrapbook 2.0" offers some of the fondest musical images of Natalie's life ... from the diverse tastes of her late parents to the music of her native Southern California, her ancestral East Texas roots and finally her adulthood in New York City. All guided by the inspiration of Judy, Nina, Ella, Carly, Mabel, Elton, Nancy, Abbey, The Eagles and many others. Natalie will be joined by her longtime musical director, Mark Hartman, and the Broadway All-Star Band. The show is a sequel to a show Natalie did called 'Scrapbook' at the long closed EIGHTY EIGHTS in Greenwich Village in 1998! Now a little older and a lot wiser about the family secrets (but still a dancing machine!), Natalie offers musical images of her entire life. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN ARTHUR GREENE & FRIENDS

John Arthur Greene & Friends will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 pm. JAG and his friends take you on a journey through time to revisit some of those old favorites that we might have forgotten about and touch on some of the new songs we all love. Featuring some of Broadways Hottest Voices in an all out night of music & shamrocks! Performers from the casts of Next to Normal, Book Of Morman, Matilda, West Side Story, Rent, Spring Awakening ... just to name a few ... will take part. John will also debut selections from his new musical, as well as share some of his soulful, and raw compositions. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE NATE BIRKEY QUARTET AT 55 BAR

The Nate Birkey Quartet (Nate Birkey - trumpet, vocals; Mark Soskin, piano; Bill Moring, bass; Marko Marcinko, drums) will play from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Monday, June 24th at 55 BAR (55 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-929-9883). Birkey has released seven albums for the California-based Household Ink Records. With the 2008 releases of Almost Home and Christmas - his first recordings made with his New York City quintet, Birkey takes another step upward and outward. Deftly mixing standards tastefully delivered, warm and imaginative originals in various genre leanings, and material from less-trodden sources, Birkey has an engaging way with a song, as a fluid improviser and vocalist of understated grace. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: IT'S ONLY LOVE: AN EVENING OF BROADWAY LOVE SONGS

On Monday, June 24th at 9:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), Award winning cabaret producer Joseph Macchia brings you a very special show of romance, "It's Only Love An Evening of Broadway Love Songs" featuring some of the most fabulous performers from the New York Cabaret community as well as The Broadway Community. The evening will be filled with some of Broadways best known love songs as well as some obscure ones. The evening will feature perfomances by Danny Bolero (In The Heights and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Doreen Montalvo (In The Heights), Liz McKendry (The Producers), Tom Gamblin (The national tour of Titanic, Starlight Express, and The Radio City Christmas Show), Alison Eckert, Will Perez, Jason McCullom, Bernard Dotson (Chicago,Dreamgirls,Sweet Smell Of Success). Musical director is Tracy Stark. 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: 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: GREYBOY ALLSTARS WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOUSTON PERSON

The Greyboy Allstars will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday through Wednesday, June 24th through 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. It has been 20 years since The Greyboy Allstars - frequenters of the scene surrounding the `70s soul and funk-spinning DJ Greyboy - formed in San Diego, with their producer and label owner as a namesake. The band's 1995 debut, West Coast Boogaloo, has influenced countless other artists and groups, and the Allstars' early work together launched, for each member, a unique kind of prolific and highly successful solo career. As a result, the The Greyboy Allstars have managed to come together only once every few years-releasing only three studio albums to date-although the joy of writing and recording as a group has motivated them to continue to reunite when they have time. Knowledge Room Recordings released their first studio album in six years, Inland Emperor, on April 16th. The Greyboy Allstars are joined by legendary tenor saxophonist Houston Person. Person has performed with the likes of Cedar Walton, Etta Jones, Horace Silver, and Gene Ammons and has recorded over 50 albums as a leader. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: LITA FORD WITH THE LES PAUL TRIO AT THE IRIDIUM

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) presents Les Paul Monday on Monday, June 24th the featuring Lita Ford with The Les Paul Trio, with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. To Lita Ford, the title of her new solo album Living Like A Runaway has a deep and distinct meanings: It refers to her first band The Runaways, which she was a member of between 1975 and 1980, achieving her international breakthrough. Living Like A Runaway was released on SPV/Steamhammer on June 18, 2012. The album is available in five different formats: as a limited edition digipak featuring two bonus tracks and a poster, as a gatefold double LP, a jewel case version, an exclusive iTunes version including a bonus track, and for download. Lita teamed up with producer Gary Hoey and lyricist Michael Dan Ehmig to work on Living Like a Runaway. In addition to lead vocals, Lita and Hoey arranged beautiful and melodic guitar harmonies rather than just rattling off a bunch of notes. Also contributing to the album is Nikki Sixx who wrote 'A Song to Slit Your Wrist By' which was taken by Lita and completely transformed into a nasty industrial style track with a real F You! attitude. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SPIRITRIO PIANO TRIO AT DIZZY'S

Spiritrio, Anthony Wonsey, Dimitri Kolesnik, and Brandon Lewis' brand new and successful take on the piano trio format will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, June 24th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. While never straying too far from popular jazz forms, the group has bold compositional ideas and feels constantly fresh thanks to its energy, interactivity, and tasteful use of an exceptionally high technical skill set. Wonsey's piano playing is thoughtful and mature, and it covers a lot of ground, from fast-paced aggressive riffs and vamps, to slower, often beautiful melodic runs. Lewis' drumming is absolutely nonstop, swinging hard and fast with busy, yet tasteful snare work and on-the-spot flexibility that is engaging without distracting. Kolesnik's bass rounds out the group's sound with wonderful solos and a foundation that is both versatile and rock-solid, ensuring that they are limited by neither speed nor style. This group truly features each player at the top of his game. 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: 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: LATE NIGHT MONDAYS: THE CALLBACK - 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.

TOR: BILL CHARLAP AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) in association with the 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival presents Bill Charlap on Monday, June 24th at 8:00 pm. One of the world's premier pianists, Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Bill Charlap comes from a musical background and is a distant cousin to jazz pianist Dick Hyman. His mother, Sandy Stewart, is a singer who had a hit in 1962 with "My Coloring Book", while his father was Broadway composer Moose Charlap. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: ELLA! ELLA! ELLA! A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD

Ella! Ella! Ella! A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald will be presented at CITY WINERY (1200 West Randolph Street, Chicago IL - 312-733-WINE) on Monday, June 24th at 8:00 pm. The show features Dee Alexander, Spider Saloff and Frieda Lee With Jeremy Kahn, Jim Cox, Charles Heath and Eric Schneider. The show must go on! Chicago-based jazz vocalist Spider Saloff had a freak accident this past week which resulted in a fractured knee. She's on crutches but carrying on, doing all her scheduled performances. Spider will be in a wheel chair but still in sparkles! Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: ROBYN SPANGLER AT BAR NINETEEN12

L.A. cabaret favorite Robyn Spangler will perform at BAR NINETEEN12 AT THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL (9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA - 310-276-2251) on Monday, June 24th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. She will be accompanied by Todd Schroeder on piano. Actress / singer / songwriter Robyn Spangler is a fourth generation professional performer who has appeared in major venues across the country including Royce Hall on the UCLA Campus in Los Angeles and Carnegie Hall in New York. Robyn is also frequently seen singing convention dates, benefits and private events. There is no cover charge, but there is a $25 food/drink minimum.

LON: MELINDA HUGHES & JEREMY LIMB AT CRAZY COQS

Melinda Hughes and Jeremy Limb bring their Edinburgh Festival show 'French Kiss' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, June 24th at 8:00 pm. The show portraysa vacuous London socialite dragging her long-suffering and impoverished pianist from party to party. Married to a French banker, she drunkenly collects Modern Art, flirts with younger men, airs her opinions on the recession, recycling, French emigres, the opera world and the literary scene in a collection of hilarious, risque songs culminating in the perfect musical parody of the upper classes. Melinda Hughes may be an opera singer but she's no stranger to cabaret. Her satirical group Kiss & Tell has performed at The Hay Literary Festival, Cadogan Hall and even as far afield as The Al Bustan Festival in Beirut. Jeremy Limb read music at Queen's College, Oxford and now works as a soloist, accompanist, sightreader, repetiteur (including English National Opera), as well as arranger and performer of all types of music including jazz/pop. He is also a writer and performer of comedy. Call for cover/minimum information.


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