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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
JULY 2013

MONDAY through SUNDAY - July 1st to July 7th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JULY 7th

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NYC: MARY LAHTI IS A KID AGAIN
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Mary Lahti debuts her solo show, "A Kid Again" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, July 7th at 4:30 pm and Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 pm. Mary shares a fun exploration of the long waiting period to reach adulthood and once there, looks for the inner child outside the crayon box with songs by composers Carly Simon, Chuck Mangione, Hoagy Carmichael and others, with an original song by Jim Lahti (Musical Director) and lyrics by Mary. Ritt Henn on bass and David Silliman on percussion join Jim Lahti on piano as the band. Gretchen Reinhagen directs. Mary has been around the cabaret community performing in reviews and various open mics for almost 3 years before finally developing her solo show. Her most recent cabaret appearance was in Lois Morton's songbook show, "20th Century Girl" directed by Lennie Watts. Mary's background is mostly in musical theater and dance with a side of parody writing. She recently performed as Meg in A Lie Of The Mind with the Seeing Place Theater and as Georgia in Curtains with the Riverdale Repertory Company and is thrilled to explore the art of cabaret. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: MARIEANN MERINGOLO & ORCHESTRA IN "ORCHESTRATED"

Adored and MAC & Back Stage Bistro Award-Winning Vocalist, Marieann Meringolo and her 7 Piece Orchestra returns to once more raise the roof off THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with her new show "Orchestrated" on Sunday, July 7th at 7:00 pm. It's a cabaret show on STEROIDS! Directed by Eric Michael Gillett the show features musical direction by Doyle Newmyer. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON WITH LEE ROY REAMS

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas returns after a few weeks hiatus to ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sunday, July 7th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "The Great White Way – Songs Of Broadway". Co-Host will be Lee Roy Reams. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": NEW YORK IN SONG
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, July 7th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of New York in Song: "Every Street's A Boulevard ...". 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: STEPHANIE J. BLOCK AT BIRDLAND

Stephanie J. Block performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Sunday, July 7th ar 6:00 pm and Monday, July 8th at 8:00 pm. Stephanie has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. She received both a Drama Desk and TONY nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood in The Roundabout Theatre's production of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. Other Broadway credits include Reno Sweeney in the 2011 TONY Award winning revival of ANYTHING GOES, 9 TO 5:THE MUSICAL playing the role of Judy Bernly for which she earned a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She created the roles of Grace O'Malley in THE PIRATE QUEEN and Liza Minnelli In THE BOY FROM OZ (opposite Hugh Jackman). Ms. Block is best known for her portrayal as Elphaba in the Broadway company of WICKED as well as originating the role in the First National Tour for which she won numerous awards including the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. Ms. Block has sung with numerous symphony orchestras including the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch), Dallas Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Charlotte Symphony and the Cleveland Pops among many others. Her solo concert has been critically acclaimed and continues to sell out throughout the US and in London. Stephanie's solo album, THIS PLACE I KNOW has been received with great praise. An array of award-winning songwriters assembled to help interpret their music on Stephanie's album. Composers such as Stephen Schwartz, Marvin Hamlisch and the legendary Dolly Parton join forces with Ms. Block to create a thrilling musical experience. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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

NYC: A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JULIE EIGENBERG & YARON GERSHOVSKY

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents a Beautiful Night of Great Jazz with vocalist extraordinaire Julie Eigenberg accompanied by Grammy Award winning pianist and composer Yaron Gershovsky, the musical director for the world famous Manhattan Transfer on Monday through Sunday, July 1st through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Together with Boris Kozlov on Bass, Benny Koonyevsky on Percussion and special guest World Guitar Master Andres Laprida, they bring you Julie's soulful interpretations with some swinging fun and jamming original songs. She co-wrote "Why Not!", and Yaron Gershovsky did the arrangement, for which the Manhattan Transfer won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal of a Group, on Atlantic Records. They will explore new arrangements of familiar standards and Brazilian classics along with original songs from Julie's Polystar Co. Japan , Ltd. recording, produced and written with David Spinozza. There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: KIMBERLY THOMPSON QUARTET AT THE IRIDIUM

Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan presents the Kimberly Thompson Quartet at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, July 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kimberly was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in St. Louis, Missouri; teaching and performing internationally in over 33 countries (see below) in addition to playing locally in many of the New York City clubs including the Stellar Blue Note, Avalon the nightclub, and her main stomping ground, The 55 Bar. Most recently, she was signed to Beyonce for upcoming tour to promote her new CD B-day scheduled to be released, September 5, 2006. Beyonce debuted her all female band on June 27, 2006 at The BET Awards. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) salutes arguably the greatest male vocalist of the 20th Century, Frank Sinatra, when they present the return of the acclaimed revue 'Our Sinatra' to kick off the month of July. From the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs of the 50's and the swingin' sounds of the 60's, the entire Sinatra canon is celebrated by three of New York's most dynamic vocalists: Christopher Gines, Laurie Wells and Ronny Whyte. Performances are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, July 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Relive your memories in a show that steers clear of imitation but layers on the joy and passion evoked by Sinatra's greatest hits. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: OLD WOMAN, NEW MATERIAL WITH JACKIE HOFFMAN

Broadway's bitter favorite Jackie Hoffman will bring her new show, "Old Woman, New Material", to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sundays, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th at 9:30 pm. She promises that this show will leave you in stitches! Slip into some summer snark and catch the hilarious and always edgy and wrong Jackie as she debuts some new original songs and rips some Broadway standards to shreds. Directed by Michael Schiralli; Musical Direction by Will Van Dyke. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NY STATE: MARRIAGE MUSICAL, I DO! I DO! SET ON FORT SALEM STAGE

Opening on Friday, July 5th for two weekends, The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) continues its summer season staging I Do! I Do!, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's classic musical about fifty years of marriage. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm, July 5th through 7th & 12th through 14th. The original Broadway production in 1966 starred Mary Martin and Robert Preston, and brought him a Tony Award for his work. To portray the timeless characters they created, the Fort has enlisted the services of Broadway and film performer Jim Raposa and his stage partner from last year's Significant Others, a young veteran of national tours and regional theater, Saratogian Rosie Spring. Jones and Schmidt hit pay dirt with their first show together, The Fantasticks, in 1960 and struggled to match its popularity. After some success with 110 in the Shade, the musical based on The Rainmaker, they adapted a small 1951 play about marriage, The Fourposter, by Jan de Hartog, which had served as a vehicle for husband-and-wife team, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. That production won Tonys for Best Play and for Best Director (Jose Ferrer). The musical adaptation, I Do! I Do!, ran for 580 performances. A Farm-to-Table Dinner Theater Package with local Gardenworks Farm is available on Saturday, July 6th. Information online at http://fortsalemtheater.com or by calling the Fort's box office

TOR: SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH ANDY DE CAMPOS IN JULY

Sultry, swinging and elegant Latin crooner Andy De Campos will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) as part of their July "A Month of Sundays" Jazz/Cabaret Brunch on Sundays, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th at 12:15 pm. During his month-long engagement, Andy will be presenting a wide variety of music from his extensive repertoire, covering the exceptional compositions from The Great American Songbook, choice nuggets from the Swing/Big Band era (with a large dollop of "Sinatra" classics!), the golden age of Hollywood film music and Broadway show tunes as well as enticing "standards", bossa novas and ballads rendered romantically in Portuguese, French, Spanish and Italian every Sunday in July. Andy will be joined onstage by his Trio, comprised of Rick Maltese on piano, Ken McDonald on bass and Steve Farrugia on drums. There is a $15 cover.

DC: PHILLY SOUL LEGEND JEAN CARNE AT BLUES ALLEY

Soul Legend Jean Carne performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, July 5th through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the industry moguls. Jean performed with Duke Ellington, the last vocalist to do so before his death. She then teamed up with Norman Connors for four highly regarded sets, contributed 'Reach For it' to George Duke's Gold album and sang lead vocals on the first two albums by Earth, Wind And Fire. The four albums she recorded for Philadelphia International are considered her finest and introduced Jean to pop and R & B audiences for the first time. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: SHELLEY FISHER COMES TO PALM DESERT'S NEWMAN THEATER

"The Hebrew Hillbilly", written by and performed by singer-songwriter Shelley Fisher will be presented by Les Michaels' Sundays In Summer Series in a one-woman cabaret style concert at a 2:00 pm matinee performance on Sunday, July 7th at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731). The show chronicles Ms. Fisher's Hollywood odyssey that begins in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Shelley grew up surrounded by Rockin' Roll, Blues, and Bar B Que with a flamboyant but very Jewish mother who frowned on her dating the local redneck boys. But that never stopped her dreams from an early age of being a Hollywood star and she has been singing since before she could walk. The show is a deeply personal, yet universally hilarious rollercoaster ride directed by Chris DeCarlo and produced by Debra Ehrhardt, with 14 original songs by Shelley Fisher, Harold Payne, and award-winning and Internationally-known writer Kenneth Hirsch who will also be joining Ms. Fisher as her accompanist for the July 7th show. Mr. Hirsch is behind hits recorded by such artists as Air Supply, Anita Baker, Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight, Harry Connick Jr., Dolly Parton, B.B. King, and Placido Domingo, working with such lyricists as Hal David and Paul Williams. One of Ken's hits, "I've Never Been To Me' recorded by singer Charlene was featured in the movie "Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert" and the stage version is currently selling out on Broadway. His current project, "An Officer And A Gentleman The Musical" debuted in Sydney, Australia and may be heading of a US tour soon. Tickets are $10. 

L.A.: KRITZERLAND: THE BRITISH INVASION

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "The British Invasion Songs from the UK Musicals of the '60s and '70s" on Sunday, July 7th at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700), As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Chelsea Emma Franko (Winner: LA's Next Great Stage Star 2012; Hairspray, Redondo Beach Performing Arts); Tessa Grady (Next To Normal, La Mirada; Ruby, Dames at Sea, The Colony;The Sound of Music; Happy Days; Chicago); Kevin Odekirk (Broadway: Marius, Les Miserables; Kristina, Carnegie Hall; Nat'l Tour: Julie Andrews' Gift of Music); Barry Pearl (Broadway: Baby It's You, The Producers, Oliver!, Bye Bye Birdie; Nat'l tours: Grease, Happy Days); Jenna Lea Rosen (Disney's Sofia The First; Parade, The Sound of Music, 3D Theatricals; Outside The Box, The Exorcist). Special guests are Tony Tanner (Broadway: Half a Sixpence; No Sex Please, We're British; Sherlock Holmes. Tony Award nominations, Director/ Choreographer, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and A Taste of Honey, Tony-nominated for Best Revival; Littlechap, Stop the World I Want to Get Off, Queen's Theatre and Warner Bros. movie.) and Kerry O'Malley (Broadway/Off-Broadway: On A Clear Day; White Christmas; Billy Elliot, Billy's mum; Into The Woods, Baker's Wife; Annie Get Your Gun, Dolly Tate, u/s Reba McEntire; Promises, Promises; Finian's Rainbow; How I Learned to Drive; Dublin Carol; TV: Boardwalk Empire; The Mentalist; Law & Order; King of Queens; Without A Trace.) Music Director: Shelly Markham. Cover charge is $28 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.

SF: RUSSIAN FOLK TRIO VORONEZH AT YOSHI'S

The Russian folk trio Voronezh will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, July 7th at 7:00 pm. Trio Voronezh's astonishing virtuosity and delightful artistic innovation gives audiences new ways to experience classical, folk and contemporary music. The Trio's diverse repertoire includes works by Vivaldi, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and Rachmaninov, as well as Russian folk songs, Argentine tangos, gypsy dance tunes, bluegrass and Gershwin standards. Trio Voroenzh performs on three Russian folk instruments: Valerie Petrukhin on double-bass balalaika (the triangular three-stringed Russian national instrument), Vladimir Volokhin on domra (the three-stringed short-necked ancestor of the mandolin), and Sergei Teleshev on bajan (a chromatic-button accordion). All distinguished experts in their instruments, Vladimir Volokhin won the title of National Champion in the All-Russia Domra Competition in 1988, Sergei Teleshev was an award-winning finalist in the 1995 World Accordion Competition, and Valerie Petrukhin is surrently serving as an honored member of the Sierra Nevada Balalaika Society. There is a $24-$40 cover.

AUS: MAMA ALTO'S PORGY & BESS PROJECT
MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL 2013

Countertenor diva, jazz singer and cabaret artiste Mama Alto (Benny Dimas) returns to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Wednesday, July 3rd at 8:00 pm; Friday, July 5th at 9:00 pm; and Sunday, July 7th at 8:00 pm to create a new interpretation of her acclaimed 2012 production Porgy & Bess Project. Accompanied by an all lady jazz trio (Tiffanni Walton, Elise Winterflood & Monique Zucco), an evocative dialogue is forged between immortal Gershwin songs and Mama Alto's unique countertenor vocals - a voice that has been described as bewitching, ethereal, and intoxicating. Mama Alto - Benny Dimas - is a songstress with a voice that transcends gender. Nicknamed Mama Alto in school choirs, this vocalist chose to embrace the sound, image and identity of a vintage torch-singing diva - with a difference. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: CHARLIE LANE: THE GIRL WHO NEVER GREW UP

Charlie Lane brings her show 'Charlie Lane: The Girl Who Never Grew Up' to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Sunday, July 7th at 9:30 pm. Charlie, a twenty-two year old girl, does not see the point in growing up, as her environment surrounds her with the serious stupidity of adulthood. She would rather tease and play. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: DARYL SHERMAN MAKES RONNIE SCOTT'S JAZZ CLUB DEBUT

On Sunday, July 7th, jazz singer/pianist Daryl Sherman will perform for the first time at RONNIE SCOTT'S JAZZ CLUB (47 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HT - 44 (0)20 7439 0747 0 ) during the lunch show, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. She will be presenting her show 'Too Marvelous For Words: Johnny Mercer/Cole Porter' joined by Alan Barnes, reeds; Andrew Cleyndert, bass; and Steve Brown, drums. A sparkling mainstay of Manhattan nightlife, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret. Internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf=Astoria, she played Cole Porter's Steinway and has headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown - Peru, Indiana. Her latest CD, Mississippi Belle celebrates Porter in a New Orleans setting. Daryl's been a favorite at the Algonquin Oak Room plus Feinstein's at the Regency, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59 Theaters with Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks. From her arrival in New York with stints at Sinatra hangouts like Jilly's, Eddie Condon's , Michael's Pub, Knickerbokcer, Iridium or Shangahi Jazz, there's hardly a jazz joint, supper club or hotel Daryl has missed! Daryl Sherman's annual UK tours have included stints in London, Newcastle, Glasgow, Wales, Manchester, Wavendon, Southampton, Norwich and in addition, Berlin and The Netherlands where she conducts master classes. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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SATURDAY - JULY 6th

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

NYC: MOZIK AT THE MET

MOZIK will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, July 6th at 7:00 pm. MOZIK is a collaboration between pianist Gilson Schachnik and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli, both Brazilian musicians based in the US. The group offers a muscular new take on Brazilian jazz through their original compositions and unique arrangements of classic songs, showcasing many different styles and grooves. Their captivating album MOZIK reflects their deep engagement with Brazilian rhythms and forms, filtered through their love of the early fusion of Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. The group includes a fascinating international cast of musicians, including Brazilian guitarist Gustavo Assis-Brasil, Russian flutist Yulia Musayelyan and Argentine bassist Fernando Huergo. The quintet navigates effortlessly the intricate grooves with much precision and power, from Afoxe beats to Maracatu grooves, baiao, samba, folkloric melodies, and bossa-nova and jazz inspired harmonies. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN


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


NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST ERIN McDOUGALD with DON'T WAIT UP FOR ME

Jazz vocalist Erin McDougald will perform her show 'Don't Wait Up For Me' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, July 6th at 9:30 pm. Erin is undeniably among Chicago's top echelon of respected jazz musicians. Fans know her as the "Flapper Girl" of this generation; she embraces the music of a bygone Era but crafts the melodies into an innovatively modern realm of jazz interpretation. Her fashion sense embodies the vintage with the unexpected, just as her music conveys lyrics of romance and deeper contemplation enveloped in unusual melodies or time signatures. Miss McDougald has performed and recorded with Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning artists such as Chembo Corniel and trumpet sensation Nicholas Payton as well as Drummer extraordinaire, Paul Wertico. With three albums out under her lead, she has risen to several of the top ten lists for jazz-picks on radio charts across the United States. Erin's latest album, "Outside the Soiree", was recorded at the renowned Bennett Studios by Grammy winning engineer Dae Bennett (Tony Bennett's son); the title track was written and arranged by McDougald and the album features globally recognized luminaries Dave Liebman, Tom Harrell, Rodney Green, Mark Sherman and Chembo Corniel, along with Rob and Dan Block and Cliff Schmitt. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-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: A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JULIE EIGENBERG & YARON GERSHOVSKY

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents a Beautiful Night of Great Jazz with vocalist extraordinaire Julie Eigenberg accompanied by Grammy Award winning pianist and composer Yaron Gershovsky, the musical director for the world famous Manhattan Transfer on Monday through Sunday, July 1st through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Together with Boris Kozlov on Bass, Benny Koonyevsky on Percussion and special guest World Guitar Master Andres Laprida, they bring you Julie's soulful interpretations with some swinging fun and jamming original songs. She co-wrote "Why Not!", and Yaron Gershovsky did the arrangement, for which the Manhattan Transfer won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal of a Group, on Atlantic Records. They will explore new arrangements of familiar standards and Brazilian classics along with original songs from Julie's Polystar Co. Japan , Ltd. recording, produced and written with David Spinozza. There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) salutes arguably the greatest male vocalist of the 20th Century, Frank Sinatra, when they present the return of the acclaimed revue 'Our Sinatra' to kick off the month of July. From the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs of the 50's and the swingin' sounds of the 60's, the entire Sinatra canon is celebrated by three of New York's most dynamic vocalists: Christopher Gines, Laurie Wells and Ronny Whyte. Performances are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, July 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Relive your memories in a show that steers clear of imitation but layers on the joy and passion evoked by Sinatra's greatest hits. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NY STATE: MARRIAGE MUSICAL, I DO! I DO! SET ON FORT SALEM STAGE

Opening on Friday, July 5th for two weekends, The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) continues its summer season staging I Do! I Do!, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's classic musical about fifty years of marriage. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm, July 5th through 7th & 12th through 14th. The original Broadway production in 1966 starred Mary Martin and Robert Preston, and brought him a Tony Award for his work. To portray the timeless characters they created, the Fort has enlisted the services of Broadway and film performer Jim Raposa and his stage partner from last year's Significant Others, a young veteran of national tours and regional theater, Saratogian Rosie Spring. Jones and Schmidt hit pay dirt with their first show together, The Fantasticks, in 1960 and struggled to match its popularity. After some success with 110 in the Shade, the musical based on The Rainmaker, they adapted a small 1951 play about marriage, The Fourposter, by Jan de Hartog, which had served as a vehicle for husband-and-wife team, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. That production won Tonys for Best Play and for Best Director (Jose Ferrer). The musical adaptation, I Do! I Do!, ran for 580 performances. A Farm-to-Table Dinner Theater Package with local Gardenworks Farm is available on Saturday, July 6th. Information online at http://fortsalemtheater.com or by calling the Fort's box office

TOR: ERIC ST.LAURENT TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Eric St.Laurent Trio will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Saturday, July 6th at 8:00 pm. For the Eric St-Laurent Trio, music is a conversation; a raucous dialogue between the artists and their audience built on infectious beats and ever-expanding influences. Playing the original compositions of guitarist, Eric St-Laurent, and joined by the unique and highly virtuosic rhythm section of Jordan O'Connor (double bass) and Michel DeQuevedo (percussion), the trio utilizes eclectic elements such as Afro-Cuban rhythms, rock guitar, cinematic soundscapes and blues phrasing to unleash a subversive and distinctive new sound. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: PHILLY SOUL LEGEND JEAN CARNE AT BLUES ALLEY

Soul Legend Jean Carne performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, July 5th through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the industry moguls. Jean performed with Duke Ellington, the last vocalist to do so before his death. She then teamed up with Norman Connors for four highly regarded sets, contributed 'Reach For it' to George Duke's Gold album and sang lead vocals on the first two albums by Earth, Wind And Fire. The four albums she recorded for Philadelphia International are considered her finest and introduced Jean to pop and R & B audiences for the first time. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: LISA LINDSLEY WITH "SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY"

Lisa Lindsley brings her new show 'Sentimental Journey' to THE JAZZSCHOOL (2087 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA - 510-845-5373) on Saturday, July 6th at 8:00 pm. The show features Mike Greensill, piano; John Wiitala, bass; and Alan Hall, drums, with an opening set by pianist and vocalist Sue Jewell. 'Sentimental Journey' is Lindsley's newest show about looking for love around the world. She will dazzle with her trademark humor and high-spirited renditions of classics such as "Manhattan," "When in Rome," "C'est Si Bon," and "Hell," which was written by the Squirrel Nut Zippers. She has been making audience laugh since she came on the scene with her solid theatre background and wonderful comedic timing, she grabs you and keeps you riveted till the last note. Lisa Lindsley was born and raised in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of a jazz-loving father and a former film actress mother who'd left Hollywood because of the McCarthy-era blacklist. By high school Lisa had discovered musical theater, a passion that carried through to college. She attended the prestigious California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) theater program, then spent a decade touring and performing with The Imagination Company. 6 years ago, she meet George Mesterhazy and they became fast friends, creating the album, "Everytime We Say Goodbye," and since then she has played around the bay area, as well as Paris and last year The Metropolitan Room in New York just shortly before Mesterhazy passed away. There is a $15 cover.

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

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

SF: ACOUSTIC SESSIONS WITH TEEDRA MOSES AT YOSHI'S

Singer-songwriter, Teedra Moses aka The Lioness has teamed up with Project Live and returned to the West Coast to celebrate the release of her new project The Empress Pride Collection in a stripped down acoustic set at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, July 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In this installment of Acoustic Sessions with Teedra Moses will be more about her vocal performance than ever before. She will be performing some of her classics as well as giving the fans a taste of new tracks from the soon-to-be release The Empress Pride Collection set. Teedra will give her fans cult classics such as Complex Simplicity's "Backstroke," "Be Your Girl," and "No More Tears." There is a $28 (8:00 pm) $23 (10:00 pm) cover.

AUS: MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL'S BEST OF THE FEST

To mark the close of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) presents 'The BEST of the FEST" on Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th at 10:30 pm. Melbourne's favourite temple of camp Kitsch hosts the official 2013 Melbourne Cabaret Festival Best of the Fest, with a revolving lineup of the festival's cabaret royalty, there is no better way to experience a taste of the 'Best of the Fest'. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: A HIP HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

Backwards Anorak (Vince Milesi and Michelle Brasier) return to the THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Saturday, July 6th with their sell out, three time Green Room Award nominated show! Ever imagine what aliens would think if they landed in Melbourne today? How would they blend in? They've never seen a tram. They've never ridden a fixie. They've never even had to mull their own wine. Join Vince and Michelle for an evening of intergalactic and inappropriate actual lols. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO AT CRAZY COQS

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano make their London debut at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm with their acclaimed show 'HELLUVA TOWN: A New York Soundtrack'. The show celebrates the love/hate affair Comstock, Fasano and most New Yorkers have with their city. Comstock and Fasano won't be singing predictable New York anthems, but rather will perform an idiosyncratic mix of songs from Broadway and Hollywood, the pop singer-songwriters and the jazz songbook. The wide gamut of writers includes Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hart, Comden & Green, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Horace Silver, Jon Hendricks, Harry Warren, Billy Strayhorn, and Bacharach & David. Comstock and Fasano will perform songs from such Broadway shows as 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises and Golden Boy. Comstock and Fasano, whose chemistry has been described as having a little bit of the Astaire-Rogers blend of sex and class, have been honoured as vocalists, recording artists, and writers of their numerous performance pieces. Regular performers at New York's most prestigious clubs and concert halls, they have received an unprecedented three MAC Awards in one year including Vocal Duo of the Year, Outstanding Female Vocalist and Record of the Year. They are also multiple MAC, Bistro and New York Nightlife Award winners and have just been honoured with the 2013 MAC award for Major Duo. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: JACK PHILLIPS' CAFE NIGHTS IN NEW YORK
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Vocalist/songwriter Jack Phillips will be performing popular American Songbook standards as well as selections from his new original standards album "Cafe Nights In New York" at New York's legendary venue DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, July 5th at 8:00 pm. Jack will be accompanied by Conal Fowkes on piano. Fowkes performs regularly with Woody Allen and the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band at the Cafe Carlyle on Monday evenings. Debbie Kennedy, who also performs often with Woody Allen at the Cafe Carlyle, will be on bass. Klaus Suonsaari will be on drums (Klaus was Bobby Short's drummer at the Cafe Carlyle for fifteen years). Jack will be performing selections from his CD "Cafe Nights In New York", an album of original "standards" composed by Jack Phillips in association with Conal Fowkes and Eddy Davis. The album was recorded at Nola Recording Studios in New York, mixed and engineered by Jim Czak, mastered by Bill Moss, and arranged and produced by Eddy Davis. There toryis a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: JULIA BREANETTA SIMPSON: JULIA AND THE DUKE

Julia Breanetta Simpson brings her show "Julia And The "Duke", a Cabaret Tribute to the musical genius of "Duke" Ellington to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, July 5th at 7:00 pm. The show is written and conceived by Julia Breanetta Simpson and has been performed throughout the Tri-State area in her one-woman shows "Harlem On My Mind" and "How Sweet The Sound". Julia hails from a small town in North Carolina where she began performing during her formative years. Her professional career began when she was cast as Jenny in Syracuse Stages' Production of Death of A Salesman. Julia earned her BFA degree in Musical Theatre at Syracuse University. Julia has performed in Regional, Dinner and Stock Theatres in such productions asAin't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls, For Colored Girls, One Mo' Time, Purlie, Tintypes,When The Nightingale Sings and Death Of A Salesman. She has appeared in various Off-Broadway theatres and Cabaret venues in New York City, most recently The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The Triad. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: AZANDE CUMMINGS: THE 2013 ASE' JAZZ BAND

Azande Cummings and The 2013 Ase' Jazz Band will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, July 5th at 9:30 pm. Five decades after first playing bongos in the subways of New York City, 61 years old percussionist Azande "Drummin" Cummings has managed to still be a well-oiled drumming machine. Now he is leading the pristine jazz ensemble "The 2013 Ase' Jazz Band", featuring pianist Yuki Yamaguchi, saxophonist Herb Lewis and bassist Shelly Spruill. Azande was born on September 1, 1951 in Harlem N.Y. and raised in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. Although bongos was his first instrument, he started studying drumset at the S.U.N.Y at Old Westbury in 1972. By the time Azande was half through, he was already performing professionally with New York finest musicians: Richard Williams, Roland Alexander and Wes Belcamp. In 1983 Azande opted to return to New York City to command the drum chair for the Broadway musical Ain't Mis Behavin at Neil's New Yorker. For the next three decades he has performed in over a hundred Broadway musicals, is an Associate Professor of Music at Five Towns College and leads the Ase' Jazz Band. As of late Azande has moved into much deeper territory recording and performing on vibraphone with B-Jazz Duo in collaboration with the pristine pianist Yuki Yamaguchi. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TOMMY IGOE AND THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND EVERY FRIDAY

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


NYC: A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JULIE EIGENBERG & YARON GERSHOVSKY

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents a Beautiful Night of Great Jazz with vocalist extraordinaire Julie Eigenberg accompanied by Grammy Award winning pianist and composer Yaron Gershovsky, the musical director for the world famous Manhattan Transfer on Monday through Sunday, July 1st through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Together with Boris Kozlov on Bass, Benny Koonyevsky on Percussion and special guest World Guitar Master Andres Laprida, they bring you Julie's soulful interpretations with some swinging fun and jamming original songs. She co-wrote "Why Not!", and Yaron Gershovsky did the arrangement, for which the Manhattan Transfer won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal of a Group, on Atlantic Records. They will explore new arrangements of familiar standards and Brazilian classics along with original songs from Julie's Polystar Co. Japan , Ltd. recording, produced and written with David Spinozza. There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) salutes arguably the greatest male vocalist of the 20th Century, Frank Sinatra, when they present the return of the acclaimed revue 'Our Sinatra' to kick off the month of July. From the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs of the 50's and the swingin' sounds of the 60's, the entire Sinatra canon is celebrated by three of New York's most dynamic vocalists: Christopher Gines, Laurie Wells and Ronny Whyte. Performances are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, July 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Relive your memories in a show that steers clear of imitation but layers on the joy and passion evoked by Sinatra's greatest hits. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LAUREN MOLINA & NICK CEARLEY ARE THE SKIVVIES

Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, July 5th at 11:00 pm with their show 'The Skivvies". This wit-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Those clips led to live shows and a music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. The are joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NY STATE: MARRIAGE MUSICAL, I DO! I DO! SET ON FORT SALEM STAGE

Opening on Friday, July 5th for two weekends, The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) continues its summer season staging I Do! I Do!, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's classic musical about fifty years of marriage. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm, July 5th through 7th & 12th through 14th. The original Broadway production in 1966 starred Mary Martin and Robert Preston, and brought him a Tony Award for his work. To portray the timeless characters they created, the Fort has enlisted the services of Broadway and film performer Jim Raposa and his stage partner from last year's Significant Others, a young veteran of national tours and regional theater, Saratogian Rosie Spring. Jones and Schmidt hit pay dirt with their first show together, The Fantasticks, in 1960 and struggled to match its popularity. After some success with 110 in the Shade, the musical based on The Rainmaker, they adapted a small 1951 play about marriage, The Fourposter, by Jan de Hartog, which had served as a vehicle for husband-and-wife team, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. That production won Tonys for Best Play and for Best Director (Jose Ferrer). The musical adaptation, I Do! I Do!, ran for 580 performances. A Farm-to-Table Dinner Theater Package with local Gardenworks Farm is available on Saturday, July 6th. Information online at http://fortsalemtheater.com or by calling the Fort's box office

TOR: THE JAZZ BISTRO PRESENTS SONIA JOHNSON

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) is excited to welcome the delightful and skilled vocalist, Sonia Johnson who will perform on Thursday & Friday, July 4th & 5th at 8:00 pm. Ms. Johnson is the 2012 JUNO AWARD WINNER of the "VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR" for her hit jazz recording, Carre de nos Amours. A woman of many talents, she is also a highly in demand composer, writer and producer. Throughout her career, this versatile and creative singer has shared the stage with exceptional musicians from all genres. She will be performing at Jazz Bistro with The Amanda Tosoff Trio. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: PHILLY SOUL LEGEND JEAN CARNE AT BLUES ALLEY

Soul Legend Jean Carne performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, July 5th through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jean was often praised for being one of the first Afro-American women to control her musical stylings and not be controlled by the industry moguls. Jean performed with Duke Ellington, the last vocalist to do so before his death. She then teamed up with Norman Connors for four highly regarded sets, contributed 'Reach For it' to George Duke's Gold album and sang lead vocals on the first two albums by Earth, Wind And Fire. The four albums she recorded for Philadelphia International are considered her finest and introduced Jean to pop and R & B audiences for the first time. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: WESLA AND MIKE AT NEW CLUB: SOCIETY AT THE SIR FRANCIS DRAKE

Wesla Whitfield, with Mike Greensill, will perform at San Francisco's newest night spot SOCIETY AT THE SIR FRANCIS DRAKE (450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 - 415-395-8595) on Friday, July 5th at 8:00 pm as part of 'Sing! a Star-Spangled Celebration' starring G. Scott Lacy at the piano. Society Cabaret is located in the fabulous Starlight Room at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel and this performances is part of the opening preview of the venue. The show is a musical journey of song in America - from Irving Berlin to Barry Manilow to Stephen Sondheim, this is the music of America. With riveting guest stars each night, Mr. Lacy will celebrate the music of our lives. There is a $35-$45 cover.

SF: YOSHI'S PRESENTS THE LARRY CARLTON QUARTET

Nineteen-time GRAMMY nominee, Four-time GRAMMY winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, July 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades. There is a $32 (8:00 pm) $25 (10:00 pm) cover.

AUS: MAMA ALTO'S PORGY & BESS PROJECT
MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL 2013

Countertenor diva, jazz singer and cabaret artiste Mama Alto (Benny Dimas) returns to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Wednesday, July 3rd at 8:00 pm; Friday, July 5th at 9:00 pm; and Sunday, July 7th at 8:00 pm to create a new interpretation of her acclaimed 2012 production Porgy & Bess Project. Accompanied by an all lady jazz trio (Tiffanni Walton, Elise Winterflood & Monique Zucco), an evocative dialogue is forged between immortal Gershwin songs and Mama Alto's unique countertenor vocals - a voice that has been described as bewitching, ethereal, and intoxicating. Mama Alto - Benny Dimas - is a songstress with a voice that transcends gender. Nicknamed Mama Alto in school choirs, this vocalist chose to embrace the sound, image and identity of a vintage torch-singing diva - with a difference. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL'S BEST OF THE FEST

To mark the close of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) presents 'The BEST of the FEST" on Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th at 10:30 pm. Melbourne's favourite temple of camp Kitsch hosts the official 2013 Melbourne Cabaret Festival Best of the Fest, with a revolving lineup of the festival's cabaret royalty, there is no better way to experience a taste of the 'Best of the Fest'. 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: ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO AT CRAZY COQS

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano make their London debut at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm with their acclaimed show 'HELLUVA TOWN: A New York Soundtrack'. The show celebrates the love/hate affair Comstock, Fasano and most New Yorkers have with their city. Comstock and Fasano won't be singing predictable New York anthems, but rather will perform an idiosyncratic mix of songs from Broadway and Hollywood, the pop singer-songwriters and the jazz songbook. The wide gamut of writers includes Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hart, Comden & Green, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Horace Silver, Jon Hendricks, Harry Warren, Billy Strayhorn, and Bacharach & David. Comstock and Fasano will perform songs from such Broadway shows as 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises and Golden Boy. Comstock and Fasano, whose chemistry has been described as having a little bit of the Astaire-Rogers blend of sex and class, have been honoured as vocalists, recording artists, and writers of their numerous performance pieces. Regular performers at New York's most prestigious clubs and concert halls, they have received an unprecedented three MAC Awards in one year including Vocal Duo of the Year, Outstanding Female Vocalist and Record of the Year. They are also multiple MAC, Bistro and New York Nightlife Award winners and have just been honoured with the 2013 MAC award for Major Duo. Call for cover/minimum information.

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SPECIAL NOTE: DUE TO THE 4th OF JULY HOLIDAY IN THE U.S.A. SOME CLUBS MAY BE CLOSED OR ON LIMITED SCHEDULE TODAY - BE SURE TO PHONE AHEAD TO MAKE SURE THE VENUE YOU PLAN TO VISIT TODAY
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NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

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

NYC: HOT COOL JAZZ AT LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE

The LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM(34-56 107th Street, Corona, Queens, NY - 718-478-8274) announces a Hot Jazz - Cool Garden Summer Concert Series. Three hot NYC jazz bands will play in Louis's Garden this summer: Bria's Hot Five with Bria Skonberg on Thursday, July 4th - Louis Armstrong's birthday; Jon-Erik Kellso and the EarRegulars on Saturday, July 20th; and the Peter & Will Anderson Sextet on Saturday, August 17th. Each concert is at 2:00 pm. Concerts include complimentary red beans n' rice (Louis's favorite recipe) & sweet tea. And, since Louis always celebrated his birthday on July 4th birthday cake will be served during the Fourth of July event to celebrate! For the first time, the museum has launched advance ticket sales for this series. All advance tickets include a Historic House Tour pass (good for 6 months). Advance single tickets are $18. A series subscription is available for $45 and includes reserved VIP seats. Tickets at the door are $20. Advance tickets can only be purchased online at http://www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org/


NYC: JACKIE RYAN "LISTEN HERE" CD RELEASE CELEBRATION

Jackie Ryan celebrates the release of her number # 1 Jazz CD "Listen Here" with special guest Harry Allen at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Thursday, July 2nd through 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The CD is a tour de force piloted by GRAMMY Award winner John Clayton through a myriad of jazz idioms - blues & gospel flavored jazz gems, luscious love songs, a soaring Spanish ballad, a Gershwin classic, pulsating samba rhythms - culminating with the title track: a stunning duet with 3-time GRAMMY nominee Gerald Clayton. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JULIE EIGENBERG & YARON GERSHOVSKY

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents a Beautiful Night of Great Jazz with vocalist extraordinaire Julie Eigenberg accompanied by Grammy Award winning pianist and composer Yaron Gershovsky, the musical director for the world famous Manhattan Transfer on Monday through Sunday, July 1st through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Together with Boris Kozlov on Bass, Benny Koonyevsky on Percussion and special guest World Guitar Master Andres Laprida, they bring you Julie's soulful interpretations with some swinging fun and jamming original songs. She co-wrote "Why Not!", and Yaron Gershovsky did the arrangement, for which the Manhattan Transfer won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal of a Group, on Atlantic Records. They will explore new arrangements of familiar standards and Brazilian classics along with original songs from Julie's Polystar Co. Japan , Ltd. recording, produced and written with David Spinozza. There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) salutes arguably the greatest male vocalist of the 20th Century, Frank Sinatra, when they present the return of the acclaimed revue 'Our Sinatra' to kick off the month of July. From the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs of the 50's and the swingin' sounds of the 60's, the entire Sinatra canon is celebrated by three of New York's most dynamic vocalists: Christopher Gines, Laurie Wells and Ronny Whyte. Performances are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, July 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Relive your memories in a show that steers clear of imitation but layers on the joy and passion evoked by Sinatra's greatest hits. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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

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


NY STATE: CHERYL BENTYNE AND MARK WINKLER AT SYRACUSE JAZZ FEST

Cheryl Bentyne and Mark Winkler will perform on Thursday, July 4th at the SYRACUSE JAZZ FEST (Syracuse, NY - July 4th-6th - http://syracusejazzfest.com ) performing music from their soon-to-be released CD "West Coast Cool". The female/male vocal duo is a common element in all forms of music; but in jazz, it's something of a rarity. The art of jazz vocalizing is such a personal statement that combining forces often demands a certain compromise that undermines that expression. It takes a rare combination of mutual artistic respect and conceptual freedom to achieve that proper level of expressiveness and cohesion. Cheryl Bentyne and Mark Winkler have clearly conquered that challenge with their outstanding new CD, West Coast Cool on Summit Records. See fest website for performance times and details.


TOR: THE JAZZ BISTRO PRESENTS SONIA JOHNSON

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) is excited to welcome the delightful and skilled vocalist, Sonia Johnson who will perform on Thursday & Friday, July 4th & 5th at 8:00 pm. Ms. Johnson is the 2012 JUNO AWARD WINNER of the "VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR" for her hit jazz recording, Carre de nos Amours. A woman of many talents, she is also a highly in demand composer, writer and producer. Throughout her career, this versatile and creative singer has shared the stage with exceptional musicians from all genres. She will be performing at Jazz Bistro with The Amanda Tosoff Trio. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: FUNK THE FOURTH WITH: THE BERNIE WORRELL ORCHESTRA

The Bernie Worrell Orchestra will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, July 4th at 8:00 pm. From the fat Minimoog bass lines of "Flash Light" and "One Nation Under A Groove" to the percussive piano runs of "Chocolate City" and "Give Up the Funk," Bernie Worrell is synonymous with the legacy of Parliament-Funkadelic; in fact, he's one of the originators of the psychedelic funk sound, having written and co-produced the lion's share of the music going back to Funkadelic's formative years, with an eclectic ear for everything from Chopin to the Chi-Lites. June 2011 saw the release of "Bernie Worrell: Standards" - Bernie's take on jazz standards - precipitating the decision by Worrell and co-producer, Evan Taylor to "take the show on the road". The Bernie Worrell Orchestra performs with a eight piece band consisting of two guitarists, one drummer, bass, percussion and a three piece horn section that performs songs from this album but also songs from Bernie's vast repertoire. The enthusiastic response from fellow musicians means you just don't know who will show up to join the BWO on stage.

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.


AUS: CONTROL FREAK CABARET AT THE BUTTERFLY
MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL 2013

Following rave reviews at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, former ballerina Belinda Raisin is now set to regale audiences at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival with her show 'Confessions of a Control Freak' on Tuesday through Thursday, July 2nd through 4th (showtimes vary) at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000). Featuring ballet, yoga, rollerblades and quite a bit of wine, Raisin takes audiences on an hilarious yet poignant journey through her alter-ego Frances' quest for balance in an extremely busy life. One thing is clear from the Adelaide season of Confessions - audiences and reviewers can definitely relate to Frances. For starters, there is her love of list-making. She also secretly loves to clean and has made an art form out of procrastination. Raisin, who played the role of Melissa Castan in acclaimed telemovie Mabo, will be joined onstage by pianist, Jamie Teh. 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: ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO AT CRAZY COQS

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano make their London debut at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm with their acclaimed show 'HELLUVA TOWN: A New York Soundtrack'. The show celebrates the love/hate affair Comstock, Fasano and most New Yorkers have with their city. Comstock and Fasano won't be singing predictable New York anthems, but rather will perform an idiosyncratic mix of songs from Broadway and Hollywood, the pop singer-songwriters and the jazz songbook. The wide gamut of writers includes Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hart, Comden & Green, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Horace Silver, Jon Hendricks, Harry Warren, Billy Strayhorn, and Bacharach & David. Comstock and Fasano will perform songs from such Broadway shows as 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises and Golden Boy. Comstock and Fasano, whose chemistry has been described as having a little bit of the Astaire-Rogers blend of sex and class, have been honoured as vocalists, recording artists, and writers of their numerous performance pieces. Regular performers at New York's most prestigious clubs and concert halls, they have received an unprecedented three MAC Awards in one year including Vocal Duo of the Year, Outstanding Female Vocalist and Record of the Year. They are also multiple MAC, Bistro and New York Nightlife Award winners and have just been honoured with the 2013 MAC award for Major Duo. 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: RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES JACKIE JOSEPH AT THE MET

Jackie Joseph will be interviewed by Richard Skipper at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, July 3rd at 7:00 pm as part of a new series based on his blog called RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES. Jackie Joseph is an American character actress, voice over artist and writer known for portraying Alan Brady's niece Jackie on the Dick van Dyke Show, as well as the film characters of: Audrey Fulquard in the original The Little Shop of Horrors, Sheila Futterman in both Gremlins films, and the voice of Melody in the animated television series Josie and the Pussycats and Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space. She was a regular on The Doris Day Show portraying Doris' friend, Jackie Parker. Richard Skipper and Jackie Joseph will sit down for an intimate chat to discuss her career and life and the people she has worked with in a VERY RARE New York appearance!

NYC: JACKIE RYAN "LISTEN HERE" CD RELEASE CELEBRATION

Jackie Ryan celebrates the release of her number # 1 Jazz CD "Listen Here" with special guest Harry Allen at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Thursday, July 2nd through 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The CD is a tour de force piloted by GRAMMY Award winner John Clayton through a myriad of jazz idioms - blues & gospel flavored jazz gems, luscious love songs, a soaring Spanish ballad, a Gershwin classic, pulsating samba rhythms - culminating with the title track: a stunning duet with 3-time GRAMMY nominee Gerald Clayton. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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: A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JULIE EIGENBERG & YARON GERSHOVSKY

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents a Beautiful Night of Great Jazz with vocalist extraordinaire Julie Eigenberg accompanied by Grammy Award winning pianist and composer Yaron Gershovsky, the musical director for the world famous Manhattan Transfer on Monday through Sunday, July 1st through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Together with Boris Kozlov on Bass, Benny Koonyevsky on Percussion and special guest World Guitar Master Andres Laprida, they bring you Julie's soulful interpretations with some swinging fun and jamming original songs. She co-wrote "Why Not!", and Yaron Gershovsky did the arrangement, for which the Manhattan Transfer won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal of a Group, on Atlantic Records. They will explore new arrangements of familiar standards and Brazilian classics along with original songs from Julie's Polystar Co. Japan , Ltd. recording, produced and written with David Spinozza. There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: THE STEVEN KROON LATIN JAZZ SEXTET AT THE IRIDIUM

Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan Presents The Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, July 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The show is an explosion of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms. Kroon has assembled an ultra-tight ensemble that delivers melodic, rhythmically adventurous Afro-Cuban and Brazilian-inflected jazz of the highest order. The band includes Steven Kroon - Congas & percussion, Igor Atalita - Piano, Waldo Chavez - Bass, James Shipp - Vibes, Craig Rivers - Flute and Diego Lopez - Drums. For the last Ten years, Kroon has been working on my own solo career, which includes having released the following 4 CD's under my own label Kroonatune Records, LLC: In My Path; Senor Kroon; El Mas Alla (Beyond) and my latest Without A Doubt. At this point in my life, I have chosen to devote my time and creativity to pursue my own career.


NYC: DOMINICK FARINACCI AT DIZZY'S

Dominick Farinacci will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 2nd & 3rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. He is joined by Zaccai Curtis, piano; Ryan Scott, guitar; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Keita Ogawa, percussion. When Quincy Jones first saw Dominick Farinacci perform, he famously said: "This kid is 360 degrees!" The 30-year old trumpeter has been further endorsed by Wynton Marsalis and has released nine records to date. Every aspect of his talent has received its due praise from his succinct, melodic phrasing, to his highly expressive tone and strong chops. Though best known for (and most interested in) beautiful, patient melodies at times reminiscent of late '50s - early '60s Miles Davis, Farinacci still knows how to swing fast, rip through the blues, or branch out with aspects of Latin percussion. His band, comprised of Dizzy's regulars Zaccai Curtis, Ryan Scott, Yasushi Nakamura, and Keita Ogawa, has proven its ability to handle such material with elegance and subtlety. There is a $30-$35 cover.

NYC: OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) salutes arguably the greatest male vocalist of the 20th Century, Frank Sinatra, when they present the return of the acclaimed revue 'Our Sinatra' to kick off the month of July. From the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs of the 50's and the swingin' sounds of the 60's, the entire Sinatra canon is celebrated by three of New York's most dynamic vocalists: Christopher Gines, Laurie Wells and Ronny Whyte. Performances are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, July 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Relive your memories in a show that steers clear of imitation but layers on the joy and passion evoked by Sinatra's greatest hits. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO: SALLY ELDMAN & DAVID ALAN THORNTON

On Wednesdays at 11:00 pm, The Studio at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: comedians, musicians, songwriters, improv groups- just to name a few. Each week will feature a different new New York artist, so visit our calendar to see what this Wednesday has in store for you. This week, Wednesday, July 3rd, The Studio features singer-songwriters Sally Eidman and David Alan Thornton. Each a talent in their own right, Sally and David come together to bring out new colors in each other's work. Sally is no stranger to the music scene in NYC - she packs Rockwood Music Hall and spent New Year's Eve performing with PHISH at Madison Square Garden. David's work has been heard from house shows in Brooklyn to the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Now they're bringing it together for a little rock, a little folk, a little alternative, and a lot of fun. No cover charge. $20 food/drink minimum.

TOR: JEREMY LEDBETTER'S CANEFIRE AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Toronto-based Caribbean jazz powerhouse CaneFire will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday, July 3rd at 8:00 pm. As one of the most explosive and energetic jazz ensembles on the planet, CaneFire delivers a rollicking, high-octane show combining the white-hot energy of Cuban rhythm, the blinding musicianship of modern jazz, and the unbridled joy of the music of the Caribbean. CaneFire's signature sound revolves around its unconventional use of the steelpan • the only petroleum byproduct in the world that is actually good for you. Led by Canadian pianist/composer Jeremy Ledbetter, CaneFire also features steelpan virtuoso Mark Mosca, Alexis Baro (trumpet), Braxton Hicks (saxophones), Chendy Leon (drums), Yoser Rodriguez (bass), and Alberto Suarez (percussion). Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: ERIC FELTEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA "THE BIG BAND SOUND OF WWII"

Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra brings "The Big Band Sound of WWII" to BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, July 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Eric's first concert special for public television, The Big Band Sound of WWII, was a tremendous success. The overwhelming response from television audiences across the country demonstrated the enduring power and appeal of classic American popular music. The program has been seen by over 12 million viewers. Come share in the patriotism when Eric Felten brings this show to Blues Alley in celebration of Independence Day! Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: JOHNNY BRITT (of IMPROMP2) AT YOSHI'S

Contemporary R&B/Soul artist Johnny Britt will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, July 3rd at 8:00 pm. 'Marvin Gaye Meets Miles Davis' describes multi-talented vocalist, trumpeter, recording artist, songwriter, and producer Johnny Britt as he continues his amazing success with a debut contemporary R&B/Soul release "The Feels So Good (Suite)." This new collection of twelve dynamic songs is released on GMUSIC Records and is sure to excite fans worldwide. Fresh off tour from playing trumpet and singing in Josh Groban's band, Johnny's outstanding vocals and exceptional stage presence are a unique combination. Being a vocalist/trumpet player sets Johnny apart from his peers. There is a $19 cover.


AUS: MAMA ALTO'S PORGY & BESS PROJECT
MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL 2013

Countertenor diva, jazz singer and cabaret artiste Mama Alto (Benny Dimas) returns to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Wednesday, July 3rd at 8:00 pm; Friday, July 5th at 9:00 pm; and Sunday, July 7th at 8:00 pm to create a new interpretation of her acclaimed 2012 production Porgy & Bess Project. Accompanied by an all lady jazz trio (Tiffanni Walton, Elise Winterflood & Monique Zucco), an evocative dialogue is forged between immortal Gershwin songs and Mama Alto's unique countertenor vocals - a voice that has been described as bewitching, ethereal, and intoxicating. Mama Alto - Benny Dimas - is a songstress with a voice that transcends gender. Nicknamed Mama Alto in school choirs, this vocalist chose to embrace the sound, image and identity of a vintage torch-singing diva - with a difference. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: CONTROL FREAK CABARET AT THE BUTTERFLY
MELBOURNE CABARET FESTIVAL 2013

Following rave reviews at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, former ballerina Belinda Raisin is now set to regale audiences at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival with her show 'Confessions of a Control Freak' on Tuesday through Thursday, July 2nd through 4th (showtimes vary) at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000). Featuring ballet, yoga, rollerblades and quite a bit of wine, Raisin takes audiences on an hilarious yet poignant journey through her alter-ego Frances' quest for balance in an extremely busy life. One thing is clear from the Adelaide season of Confessions - audiences and reviewers can definitely relate to Frances. For starters, there is her love of list-making. She also secretly loves to clean and has made an art form out of procrastination. Raisin, who played the role of Melissa Castan in acclaimed telemovie Mabo, will be joined onstage by pianist, Jamie Teh. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO AT CRAZY COQS

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano make their London debut at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm with their acclaimed show 'HELLUVA TOWN: A New York Soundtrack'. The show celebrates the love/hate affair Comstock, Fasano and most New Yorkers have with their city. Comstock and Fasano won't be singing predictable New York anthems, but rather will perform an idiosyncratic mix of songs from Broadway and Hollywood, the pop singer-songwriters and the jazz songbook. The wide gamut of writers includes Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hart, Comden & Green, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Horace Silver, Jon Hendricks, Harry Warren, Billy Strayhorn, and Bacharach & David. Comstock and Fasano will perform songs from such Broadway shows as 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises and Golden Boy. Comstock and Fasano, whose chemistry has been described as having a little bit of the Astaire-Rogers blend of sex and class, have been honoured as vocalists, recording artists, and writers of their numerous performance pieces. Regular performers at New York's most prestigious clubs and concert halls, they have received an unprecedented three MAC Awards in one year including Vocal Duo of the Year, Outstanding Female Vocalist and Record of the Year. They are also multiple MAC, Bistro and New York Nightlife Award winners and have just been honoured with the 2013 MAC award for Major Duo. Call for cover/minimum information.

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TUESDAY - JULY 2nd

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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: JAKE LAMOTTA "RAGING BULL" & FIANCEE DENISE

Jake LaMotta will be performing Stand Up Comedy, answer some questions and do a dance or two at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, July 2nd at 7:00 pm accompanied by his Fiancee Denise and Mark Bosch, Guitarist of the Ian Hunter Band. 92 year old Jake LaMotta is a retired professional boxer and former World Middleweight Champion. He was portrayed by Robert De Niro in the 1980 film Raging Bull. LaMotta married a seventh wife, his longtime fiancee Denise Baker, on January 4, 2013. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

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

NYC: GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA TUESDAY NIGHTS AT SWING 46

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

NYC: OPEN MIC CONTEST AT THE TOWNHOUSE TUESDAYS

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


NYC: JACKIE RYAN "LISTEN HERE" CD RELEASE CELEBRATION

Jackie Ryan celebrates the release of her number # 1 Jazz CD "Listen Here" with special guest Harry Allen at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Thursday, July 2nd through 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The CD is a tour de force piloted by GRAMMY Award winner John Clayton through a myriad of jazz idioms - blues & gospel flavored jazz gems, luscious love songs, a soaring Spanish ballad, a Gershwin classic, pulsating samba rhythms - culminating with the title track: a stunning duet with 3-time GRAMMY nominee Gerald Clayton. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JULIE EIGENBERG & YARON GERSHOVSKY

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents a Beautiful Night of Great Jazz with vocalist extraordinaire Julie Eigenberg accompanied by Grammy Award winning pianist and composer Yaron Gershovsky, the musical director for the world famous Manhattan Transfer on Monday through Sunday, July 1st through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Together with Boris Kozlov on Bass, Benny Koonyevsky on Percussion and special guest World Guitar Master Andres Laprida, they bring you Julie's soulful interpretations with some swinging fun and jamming original songs. She co-wrote "Why Not!", and Yaron Gershovsky did the arrangement, for which the Manhattan Transfer won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal of a Group, on Atlantic Records. They will explore new arrangements of familiar standards and Brazilian classics along with original songs from Julie's Polystar Co. Japan , Ltd. recording, produced and written with David Spinozza. There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: JC HOPKINS COMBO FEATURING SVETLANA SHMULYIAN

ScoBar Entertainment presents the JC Hopkins Combo featuring Svetlana Shmulyian at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, July 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Grammy nominated JC Hopkins and his Band explode with exuberant flair and swinging originality. The NYC based musician and his band has played the gamut of luminary New York establishments from Lincoln Center to The Blue Note Jazz Festival with such legendary vocalists as Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux and Elvis Costello. The band will feature Svetlana Shmulyian, who is a rising star of New York music scene, with a sound that has at once tenderness, warmth, soulfulness and vulnerability, as well as unexpected edge and power of a seasoned vocalist. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DOMINICK FARINACCI AT DIZZY'S

Dominick Farinacci will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 2nd & 3rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. He is joined by Zaccai Curtis, piano; Ryan Scott, guitar; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Keita Ogawa, percussion. When Quincy Jones first saw Dominick Farinacci perform, he famously said: "This kid is 360 degrees!" The 30-year old trumpeter has been further endorsed by Wynton Marsalis and has released nine records to date. Every aspect of his talent has received its due praise from his succinct, melodic phrasing, to his highly expressive tone and strong chops. Though best known for (and most interested in) beautiful, patient melodies at times reminiscent of late '50s - early '60s Miles Davis, Farinacci still knows how to swing fast, rip through the blues, or branch out with aspects of Latin percussion. His band, comprised of Dizzy's regulars Zaccai Curtis, Ryan Scott, Yasushi Nakamura, and Keita Ogawa, has proven its ability to handle such material with elegance and subtlety. There is a $30-$35 cover.

NYC: THE WBGO JAZZ SERIES WITH DIANE SCHUUR 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. On Tuesday, July 2nd, with performances at 7:00 & 9:00 pm, the featured artist is Diane Schuur. Winner of 2 Grammy Awards and nicknamed "Deedles," Diane Schuur is one of the most soulful and highly spirited singer/pianists in all of modern jazz. Diane regularly headlines huge jazz festivals, and sings with the finest symphony orchestras and jazz big bands in the world today. She will be joined on stage by Alan Broadbent, piano; Don Braden, tenor saxophone, flute; Ben Wolfe, bass; Ulysses Owens, drums; Roni Ben-hur, guitar. 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 July 2nd are Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, Mary Poppins), Anastacia McCleskey (Priscilla Queen of the Deset, Hair), Nicholas Rodriguez (Tarzan), Adinah Alexander (Kinky Boots), and Jon Patrick Walker (Peter and the Starcatcher).. No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

DC: PETER & WILL ANDERSON "CD RELEASE PARTY"

Peter & Will Anderson will hold a "CD Release Party" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, July 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. At age 13, they toured the U.K., playing traditional jazz and swing music. Born and raised in the Washington, DC area, they were first mentored by saxophonist Paul Carr, before attending Juilliard. Peter and Will Anderson have played with Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Bob Wilber, Wycliffe Gordon, and Michael Feinstein. They have produced and performed in two highly-acclaimed off-Broadway jazz shows at 59E59 Theaters in 2010 and 2012, honoring Artie Shaw and the Dorsey Brothers, the last of which sold out for 30 consecutive shows. Peter and Will are featured in HBO's Boardwalk Empire and on the Grammy-winning soundtrack with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, with whom they frequently perform. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: CONTROL FREAK CABARET AT THE BUTTERFLY

Following rave reviews at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, former ballerina Belinda Raisin is now set to regale audiences at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival with her show 'Confessions of a Control Freak' on Tuesday through Thursday, July 2nd through 4th (showtimes vary) at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000). Featuring ballet, yoga, rollerblades and quite a bit of wine, Raisin takes audiences on an hilarious yet poignant journey through her alter-ego Frances' quest for balance in an extremely busy life. One thing is clear from the Adelaide season of Confessions - audiences and reviewers can definitely relate to Frances. For starters, there is her love of list-making. She also secretly loves to clean and has made an art form out of procrastination. Raisin, who played the role of Melissa Castan in acclaimed telemovie Mabo, will be joined onstage by pianist, Jamie Teh. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: ERIC COMSTOCK AND BARBARA FASANO AT CRAZY COQS

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano make their London debut at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm with their acclaimed show 'HELLUVA TOWN: A New York Soundtrack'. The show celebrates the love/hate affair Comstock, Fasano and most New Yorkers have with their city. Comstock and Fasano won't be singing predictable New York anthems, but rather will perform an idiosyncratic mix of songs from Broadway and Hollywood, the pop singer-songwriters and the jazz songbook. The wide gamut of writers includes Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hart, Comden & Green, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Horace Silver, Jon Hendricks, Harry Warren, Billy Strayhorn, and Bacharach & David. Comstock and Fasano will perform songs from such Broadway shows as 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises and Golden Boy. Comstock and Fasano, whose chemistry has been described as having a little bit of the Astaire-Rogers blend of sex and class, have been honoured as vocalists, recording artists, and writers of their numerous performance pieces. Regular performers at New York's most prestigious clubs and concert halls, they have received an unprecedented three MAC Awards in one year including Vocal Duo of the Year, Outstanding Female Vocalist and Record of the Year. They are also multiple MAC, Bistro and New York Nightlife Award winners and have just been honoured with the 2013 MAC award for Major Duo. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS PRESENT ABANDA

On Monday, July 1st at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) Jamie deRoy introduces another new act in a special "Live at The Metropolitan Room" event: Back from their triumphant tour of Morocco, singer/songwriters, world travelers and bon vivants Amanda Homi, David Buskin and Jake Holmes, or, as they are better known throughout North Africa, AbandA will be bringing their unique blend of World- Folk- Rock- Jazz- Poetry to New York City. The trio is famous for heady lyrics, cool vocal stylings, instrumental clams and witty banter. Jamie deRoy has been discovering and promoting talented performers for over 15 years via her cable TV show "Jamie deRoy & friends" and associated cabaret presentations of the same title. She has been declared "The Fairy Godmother of Cabaret" because she has helped so many performers in the cabaret world. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BRONWYN'S FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES AND SCANDALS!
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES and SCANDALS" open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) every Monday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Bronwyn is joined by Mathew Ward at the piano. 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: 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: TY STEPHENS & (THE) SOULJAAZZ

Award-winning Singer/Songwriter, Entertainer/Recording Artist, will appear at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, July 1st at 9:30 pm. Co-writer and original cast member of "From My Hometown", Co-writer/Production, Choreographer and Star of the long-running "Shades Of Harlem" revue show, and upcoming "On Kentucky Avenue" (Songbirds Unlimited Productions/StepForward Entertainment), Kevin appeared on Broadway in the original productions of "Sophisticated Ladies" and "Marilyn, An American Fable". He has performed/appeared with: Harry Belafonte, Gregory Hines, Phyllis Hyman, Toshi Kubota, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Phoebe Snow, Smokey Robinson, Jon Hendricks; at Carnegie Hall with Liza Minnelli and Natalie Cole, Ledisi, Savion Glover, and more. Ty's original recordings inlcude "Aquarian Mind", "Deeper In Fantasy" and "Musichameleon", and the band is currently in the studio recording the 4th release "Feels So Good" and a pending Jazz CD. There is a $25 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: TERUO NAKAMURA RISING SUN BAND AT BIRDLAND

The Teruo Nakamura Rising Sun Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, July 1st at 7:00 pm. Members of the band include Teruo Nakamura - Bass, Danny Walsh - Saxophone, Jimmy Sidney - Piano and Mike Flythe - Drums. Teruo Nakamura is a jazz bassist who made one classic album in the 1970s entitled UNICORN, thereafter moving into a kind of very smooth and polished DX7 jazz. Nakamura's career has mainly been conducted in New York with the likes of Steve Grossman, Lenny White, Alphonze Mouzon and Hubert Eaves. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: A NIGHT OF JAZZ WITH JULIE EIGENBERG & YARON GERSHOVSKY

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents a Beautiful Night of Great Jazz with vocalist extraordinaire Julie Eigenberg accompanied by Grammy Award winning pianist and composer Yaron Gershovsky, the musical director for the world famous Manhattan Transfer on Monday through Sunday, July 1st through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Together with Boris Kozlov on Bass, Benny Koonyevsky on Percussion and special guest World Guitar Master Andres Laprida, they bring you Julie's soulful interpretations with some swinging fun and jamming original songs. She co-wrote "Why Not!", and Yaron Gershovsky did the arrangement, for which the Manhattan Transfer won the 1983 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal of a Group, on Atlantic Records. They will explore new arrangements of familiar standards and Brazilian classics along with original songs from Julie's Polystar Co. Japan , Ltd. recording, produced and written with David Spinozza. There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: LES PAUL MONDAY'S FEATURING KEVIN EUBANKS

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) presents Les Paul Monday's featuring Kevin Eubanks and The Les Paul Trio on Monday, July 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With his second Mack Avenue Records release, The Messenger, acclaimed guitarist Kevin Eubanks continues to explore his own unique musical vision. This vision offers the listener an opportunity to share a musical journey that truly exemplifies where Eubanks is at this stage of his illustrious career; one that, for over three decades, has seen him incorporate into his creative process a willingness to embrace the broad spectrum of his musical experience, while continuing to seek out new vistas. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GIACOMO GATES WITH THE MILES TONES PROJECT

Giacomo Gates returns to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, July 1st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. He will present his latest project, Miles Tones, which features lively vocal interpretations of Miles Davis classics, including "All Blue," "Four," "So What," and, yes, "Milestones." He will be joined by John di Martino, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Tommy Campbell, drums; Freddie Hendricks, trumpet; and special guests Rodney Whitaker, bass, and Reginald Thomas, piano (7:30pm set only). Though Gates is known for his ability to vocalize horns and other instruments, Miles Tones is as much a tribute to the lyricists involved, as it is to the instrumental masters who first made these compositions standards. Supported by the strong instrumental quartet with which Gates recorded the album, this evening of music should excite fans of Davis' traditionally instrumental repertoire, as well as those who enjoy confident vocals. There is a $25 cover.


NYC: OUR SINATRA: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) salutes arguably the greatest male vocalist of the 20th Century, Frank Sinatra, when they present the return of the acclaimed revue 'Our Sinatra' to kick off the month of July. From the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs of the 50's and the swingin' sounds of the 60's, the entire Sinatra canon is celebrated by three of New York's most dynamic vocalists: Christopher Gines, Laurie Wells and Ronny Whyte. Performances are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, July 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Relive your memories in a show that steers clear of imitation but layers on the joy and passion evoked by Sinatra's greatest hits. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE CAST OF MATILDA AT 54 BELOW
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Audiences will be able to catch Tony winner Gabriel Ebert and the Tony nominated adult cast members of the hit musical at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, July 1st at 9:30 pm. The magically talented cast will perform together in their collective 54 Below debut with proceeds going to the Penguin Classics We Give Books foundation. Scheduled to perform are Gabriel Ebert, John Arthur Greene, Colin Israel, Thayne Jasperson, Tamika Sonja Lawrence, Lesli Margherita, Betsy Struxness, Ben Thompson, Clay Thomson, & Taylor Trensch. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

DC: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

AUS: BROADWAY UNPLUGGED MONTHLY AT THE BUTTERFLY
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT


Broadway Unplugged, Australia's Industry Showcase, is finally coming to Melbourne! The series will be presented the first Monday of every month at 8:00 pm at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000). Born as an idea to support the musical theatre industry, Broadway Unplugged provides a monthly platform for performers to do what they do best in a supportive environment. Online registration for open-mic is recommended! Call for cover/minimum information.


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