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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 8th to July 14th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JULY 14th

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NYC: SUNNY LEIGH'S CD RELEASE PARTY - BELIEVE IN LOVE

Sunny Leigh will be performing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, July 14th at 4:00 pm, where she will officially release her new CD "Believe in Love". Sunny Leigh is an artist, writer, singer, dancer, poet, actress and healer. She lives her life guided by one fundamental truth, love is the answer. Her songs are honest, realistic portrayals of life. A life lived by a woman. A life full of honest realities, a life of love. She started in show business when she was a child and starred in "Curley McDimple" opposite Bernadette Peters and numerous TV commercials. She also had featured roles on television shows such Law and Order, One Life to Live and Another World. Among her film appearances were roles in Trading Places, Hair, Raging Bull and Serendipity. She tired of the show business grind and transitioned into dual careers in art and fashion. Over the next 20 years, although successful at both, she never lost her love of music. She wrote constantly and soon turned out over 1000 poems. Her love of music and dance demanded that some of those poems be set to music. The result is in your hands or on your Ipod. Songs filled with passion, creativity, honesty and above all, love. Songs that tell of one woman's journey. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. Performance begin on Tuesday, July 9th with 2 shows, at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The show continues every night through Thursday, July 18th, with additional dates on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, July 23rd, 25th & 26th, with a final show on Tuesday, July 30th. Showtimes vary each night so see the BEECHMAN website. Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the woman's Suffragette movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed. Tickets available through https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/922622 - plus there is a $15 food/drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": ALL DUETS BROADCAST
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, July 14th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring an ALL DUETS BROADCAST. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "CELEBRATION!"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas returns to ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sunday, July 14th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Celebration!". Co-Host will be Julie Reyburn. In the spotlight: MARQUEE FIVE (Julie Reyburn, Mick Bleyer, Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin & Sierra Rein) and Steve Schachlin celebrating Father Jeffrey Hamblin's 60th Birthday! 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.


NYC: THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Considered by many to be the greatest American composer in history, Duke Ellington and his music influenced millions of people over the course of his 50-year career. Thanks to a body of work that transcends boundaries and renews itself through every generation of fans and music lovers, his legacy continues to live on and will endure for generations to come. Although Ellington himself has passed, his music lives on, as does the orchestra that bears his name. A world-class big band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra continues to perform Duke's music at venues worldwide, preserving the legacy of one of this country's greatest national treasures. There is a $20-$45 cover.

NYC: ELIO VILLAFRANCA QUARTET WITH TERRELL STAFFORD AT THE IRIDIUM

Keystone Korner Nights/Todd Barkan Presents the Elio Villafranca Quartet with Terrell Stafford at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, July 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Other members of the quartet are Gregg August, bass; Ulysses Owens, drums. Born in the Pinar del Reo province of Western Cuba, pianist and composer Elio Villafranca was classically trained in percussion and composition at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. Since his arrival in the U.S. in late 1995, he has been involved in jazz and Latin jazz scenes on both the East and West Coasts. Based in New York City, he is resident professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.


NYC: THE BEN ALLISON GROUP AT DIZZY'S

The Ben Allison Group (Ben Allison, bass; Peter Bernstein, guitar; Matt Wilson, drums; Ted Nash, saxophones) will appear at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Bassist Ben Allison is an adventurous and versatile composer, comfortable in many instrumental groupings. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves, and hummable melodies, Allison draws from jazz, rock, folk, 20th century classical, and various world music traditions, blending them into an exciting and truly original whole. As both a leader and supporting artist, Allison has played and recorded with drummer Matt Wilson, saxophonist Ted Nash, and guitarist Peter Bernstein as fellow members of the Jazz Composers Collective. This will be the first outing by this particular quartet, so head to Dizzy's to experience a promising new collaboration by some of the most creative voices in jazz. Yhere is a $35-$45 cover (varies nightly).

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: MARCUS JOHNSON AT BLUES ALLEY

Marcus Johnson will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Johnson released his 12th CD titled, "This is How I Rock", in 2011. This album boldly signifies an evolution: Johnson's deliberate crossing into the pop/rock genre with a jazz spin, inspired by some of pop music's most celebrated songs, songs that remained a significant influence in the life of the award-winning keyboardist, composer and producer and motivated his desire to pay tribute to some of the greatest pop hits. Marcus has performed at clubs throughout the United States and has been a featured performer at many jazz festivals, including his hometown Capitol Jazz Festival, the Bermuda Jazz Festival, Atlantic Artscape, the Latin Meets Jazz Festival and the Huntington Beach Jazz Festival. Marcus continues to shine on the keys, behind the board, inside the boardroom, and within the community. He is truly a young man on the move. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: CCP JULY SERIES: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN AT DAVENPORT'S!

CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals ) will present their July cabaret series 'Gone But Not Forgotten' at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - ) on Sundays, July 14th & 21st at 7:00 pm celebrating songwriters and singers we lost in 2012. On the 14th the show will honor Marvin Hamlisch, Richard Adler, Hal David, and Robert Sherman and include songs from "Damn Yankees," "Promises Promises," "The Jungle Book," "Mary Poppins," "A Chorus Line" and more! Musical Director Bob Moreen with vocalists John Eskola, Suzanne Petri and Cheryl Szucsits. On July 21st, singers honored will be Etta James, Andy Williams, Donna Summer, Kitty Wells, Whitney Houston and more! Musical Director is Beckie Menzie with vocalists Scott Gryder, Paul Motondo, Carla Gordon, Becca McCoy and Kevin Wood. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHI: "AN AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES" A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY CHARLES

The 5th Annual Tribute to Buddy Charles, "An Afternoon At The Movies", to benefit St. Isaac Jogues Church (8149 West Golf Road, Niles, IL - TKTS: 847-966-1180) will be held on Sunday, July 14th at 3:00 pm. Performances by: Scotty Urban, Bob Solone, Frank D'Rone, Steve Heliotes, Anne & Mark Burnell, Ernie Lane, Audrey Morris, Pat Gries, and the singing priest - Father Andrew Luczak. All ages welcome. There is a $20 suggested donation. Light refreshments available.


L.A.: ROBYN SPANGLER RETURNS TO PALM DESERT'S NEWMAN THEATER

L.A. cabaret favorite Robyn Spangler will recreate the magic of the Riddle-Ronstadt sound in her new one-woman cabaret style concert "Riddle, Ronstadt, and Robyn" at a 2:00 pm matinee performance at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731 - ). In 1982, popular singer Linda Ronstadt planned to record an album of jazz standards and asked bandleader Nelson Riddle if he would write the musical arrangements. Ronstadt felt Riddle was perfect for the job since he had previously worked with one of her idols, Ella Fitzgerald on five albums in the 50s and 60s. Linda and Nelson's collaboration went on to produce three albums together, garnering numerous awards and selling over 7 million copies. Robyn will be joined on piano by her own musical director Todd Schroeder who is quite famous on his own having worked with such stars as Sam Harris, Jason Alexander, Angela Lansbury, Nell Carter, and Rita Coolidge with appearances around the world, including The White House. Together, Robyn and Todd will explore the music from two albums from the Nelson-Ronstadt collaboration, "Lush Life" and "What's New", with songs composed by such greats as George and Ira Gershwin, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, Irving Berlin, Bob Haggart, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, and Rogers and Hart, and made famous by every major star of the day. $10 tickets cash only.


S.CAL: LESLIE JORDAN LIVE! "STORIES I CAN'T TELL MAMA"

TV/Movie Star Leslie Jordan brings his show "Stories I Can't Tell Mama" to MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500 ) on Saturday & Sunday, July 13th & 14th at 8:00 pm. Emmy Award Winner and Comedian, Leslie Jordan's hilarious show "Stories I Can't Tell Mama" has entertained audiences around the country. Leslie is best known for his roles in Will and Grace, Ugly Betty, Sordid Lives and The Help, to name a few. Leslie's storytelling of the famous, the high (and not so high) and mighty is salaciously spicy, rollicking fun, fast paced, full of wit, Southern style, panache and plenty of biting asides. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: DOROTHY PARKER'S SWEET RELEASE OF DEATH WITH LUCY GRANSBURY

Lucy Gransbury brings her acclaimed show Dorothy Parker's Sweet Release of Death to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday & Wednesday, and Sunday, July 9th, 10th & 14th at 8:00 pm and Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 13th, at 7:00 pm at 9:00 pm. Entertaining for Parker fans and enlightening for newcomers, everyone should spend a little time with the lady who coined the phrases 'one-night-stand', 'queer', and 'what the hell'. Throw in a few songs, a shady past and a vendetta against Winnie The Pooh, and you've got yourself a thigh-slapping hour with Dorothy Parker. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: MALCOLM HILL'S BOOZE CITY AT THE BUTTERFLY

Malcolm Hill's Booze City will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursdays through Sundays, July 11th through 14th and 18th through 21st at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm Sundays). It tells the story of an ex-boozing (now sober) politician becomes Premier at a time when alcohol fuelled violence is rampant in the City. While he fends off a blackmailing bar owner, his son goes out on a schoolies binge and his wife finds herself being recruited by a feminist Reclaim the Streets group. How can he find the courage to save the city? 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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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - JULY 13th

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NYC: I NEED SOME SPACE: THE LYRICS OF ROBBY SANDLER

Daily Cake Productions presents an evening of music by BMI Lyricist Robby Sandler on Saturday, July 13th at 7:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). The show features Ali Ewoldt (The Fantasticks, Les Miserables), Drew Gasparini ("Smash", Crazy, Just Like Me), Andrew Keltz (Drama Desk Nominated revival of The Golden Land), Shoshanna Richman, Justin Sayre (The Meeting*), Jennifer Wren (Arnie the Doughnut) and Allison Ball. This hour-long concert will feature song selections spanning from Mr. Sandler's early lyrical work at the University of Miami to his most current project, Amy's Play and include the musical talents of his composer collaborators Daniel Green, Lizzie Hagstedt, Jonathan Monro, SoHee Youn and Benjamin Velez. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TIMOTHY MATHIS WITH THE BLACK ROSE SUMMER

Timothy Mathis brings his show "The Black Rose of Summer to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, July 13th at 4:00 pm. Mathis is a songwriter and playwright living and working in New York City. He has written the scores for the musicals Sylvia So Far (La Mama, NYC), Kakie in the Light (BMI/NYC), Our Story Too (MCCNY and multiple regional productions), Iowa '08 (Vineyard Theatre, NYC) and his as yet unproduced adaptation of A Room with a View. Several of his short musicals have received production in New York as well. Additionally, Timothy has supplied lyrics for Angel In Between (American Theatre for Actors, San Diego Phoenix Theatre) and the short pieces Wallflowers (La Mama ETC, TADA, The Kirk Theatre off-Broadway), and Jonathan Loved David (Arizona Repertory Theatre) and Sirens (Here). His newest project is a fantasy meeting of Alice Hargreaves, Peter Llewelyn-Davies and Christopher Milne, the unhappy and resentful inspirations of Wonderland's Alice, Neverland's Pan and the Hundred Acre Wood's Christopher Robin titled Teatime with Alice and Peter and Chris. Timothy is a winner of BMI's Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. Performance begin on Tuesday, July 9th with 2 shows, at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The show continues every night through Thursday, July 18th, with additional dates on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, July 23rd, 25th & 26th, with a final show on Tuesday, July 30th. Showtimes vary each night so see the BEECHMAN website. Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the woman's Suffragette movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed. Tickets available through https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/922622 - plus there is a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LOUIS ROSEN WITH SONGS FROM HIS SOLO CD

Songwriter/singer Louis Rosen returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, July 13th at 7:00 pm. He will perform songs from Time Was, his debut recording as a solo artist after three acclaimed CDs with vocalist Capathia Jenkins, and a mix of songs from albums past and future. Time Was offers a broad journey across the landscape of American folk music, offering stories in song and intensely human portraits in ways that feel fresh, sophisticated and new, yet timeless. The virtuoso bassist Dave Phillips, will join Rosen for the show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN


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


NYC: 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: LOUIS HAYES "CANNONBALL ADDERLEY LEGACY" AT BIRDLAND

Louis Hayes presemts "Cannonball Adderley Legacy" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 8th through 13th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. For more than forty years, drummer Louis Hayes has been a catalyst for energetic, unrelenting swing in his self led bands, as well as in those whose respective leaders reads like an encyclopedia of straight ahead post-bop modern jazz. Hayes himself an authentic architect of post-bop swing, began his professional activities at the tender age of 18. He started with tenor saxophonist, flautist and oboist Yusef Lateef who like Hayes is a Detroit native (other jazz luminaries hailing from the "motor city" include the Jones brothers, Elvin, Hank and Thad, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Tommy Flanagan and many others). After the stint with Lateef, Hayes went on to rhythmically propel groups led by pianist Horace Silver, legendary saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and pianist Oscar Peterson. For the last twenty-plus years, Louis has led or co-led some of the most uncompromisingly swinging groups in all of jazz. Each unit has displayed tight-knit harmonic cohesion and hard-driving consistency as part of its signature. With so much activity in his past, Louis could easily rest comfortably on his laurels. But being a forward thinker and doer, Hayes operates "in the present!" His recent groups boasts some of the cream of jazz' recent crop. Saxophonist Louis Hayes posses an embarrassment of riches. His story, still being told, contains a glorious past, a vibrant present and an ever promising future. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Considered by many to be the greatest American composer in history, Duke Ellington and his music influenced millions of people over the course of his 50-year career. Thanks to a body of work that transcends boundaries and renews itself through every generation of fans and music lovers, his legacy continues to live on and will endure for generations to come. Although Ellington himself has passed, his music lives on, as does the orchestra that bears his name. A world-class big band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra continues to perform Duke's music at venues worldwide, preserving the legacy of one of this country's greatest national treasures. There is a $20-$45 cover.

NYC: THE JAZZ PASSENGERS AT THE IRIDIUM

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) presents The Jazz Passengers on Saturday, July 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. They are a fantastical fusion of post-bop and musical comedy hard-bop group as imagined by Frank Zappa. Their name, a take-off on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, reveals the musicians' wild ride along the eccentric currents in modern American music. Saxophonist Roy Nathanson and trombonist Curtis Fowlkes, who found strong affinity in their Brooklyn roots while together in the band of the Big Apple Circus and John Lurie's seminal band, The Lounge Lizards, founded the band in 1987. They first broke out on the New York City avant-garde scene centering around the Knitting Factory with a hybrid of Mingus-influenced dance rhythms and original tunes complete with lyrics and/or entertaining stories. Besides Nathanson and Fowlkes the original band members included Bill Ware on vibraphone, E.J. Rodriguez on percussion, Brad Jones on bass, Jim Nolet on violin and Marc Riboton guitar. They are now a six-piece band without guitar and with Sam Bardfeld on violin. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BEN ALLISON GROUP AT DIZZY'S

The Ben Allison Group (Ben Allison, bass; Peter Bernstein, guitar; Matt Wilson, drums; Ted Nash, saxophones) will appear at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Bassist Ben Allison is an adventurous and versatile composer, comfortable in many instrumental groupings. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves, and hummable melodies, Allison draws from jazz, rock, folk, 20th century classical, and various world music traditions, blending them into an exciting and truly original whole. As both a leader and supporting artist, Allison has played and recorded with drummer Matt Wilson, saxophonist Ted Nash, and guitarist Peter Bernstein as fellow members of the Jazz Composers Collective. This will be the first outing by this particular quartet, so head to Dizzy's to experience a promising new collaboration by some of the most creative voices in jazz. Yhere is a $35-$45 cover (varies nightly).

NYC: STEVE KAZEE MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

The 2012 Tony Award winner Steve Kazee for his performance as Guy in Once makes his 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut with this, his very first chance to share his original songs with New York audiences! Performances are Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, July 8th, 10th & 11th at 7:00 pm; and Friday, July 12th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm; and Saturday, July 13th at 8:00 pm. Joined by his band, The Shiny Liars, this alt-country evening reflects Steve's southern upbringing. Inspired by artists such as Damien Jurado, Night Beds, Wilco, and others, a few of which Kazee will cover in the show, these special evenings showcase the tunes planned for his debut album, which he'll be recording this summer! In addition to winning the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album for Once, Broadway has embraced Steve in roles including Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot, Starbuck, opposite Audra McDonald, in Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, and Edward Albee's Seascape. There is a $45-$60 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

NY STATE: BROADWAY COMES TO SUGAR LOAF PAC WITH ANDREA MCARDLE

Andrea McArdle will be performing her show 70's and Sunny at SUGAR LOAF PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1351 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, NY - 845-610-5335) on Saturday, July 13th at 8:00 pm. 70s and Sunny is a look at the music of the seventies. The voice that helped define a decade pays tribute to the music of the decade that helped define her as an artist and singer. From Broadway to Billy Joel, from disco to Motown, Andrea explores her musical roots and reveals how the girl who danced at Studio 54 evolved into the woman and show business legend she is today. Andrea first captured the hearts of theatergoers in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical hit Broadway musical ANNIE, based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Since then, she has starred in several Broadway musicals as well playing many leading roles on stages the world over. Tickets are $35.


BOS: JAN PETERS HOSTS OPEN MIC AT CLUB CAFE

Boston favorite Jan Peters hosts open mic on Saturday, July 13th from 9:00 to 11:00 pm at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) with Tom LaMark on piano. Jan's work draws from an extensive repertoire of popular Broadway and standard songs as well as material from promising new songwriters. In addition to her cabaret work, Jan performs throughout the country accompanied by ensembles ranging from intimate jazz groups to large swing orchestras and appears at many of Boston's best nightclubs and hotels. No cover charge before 11:00 pm!

TOR: ADREAN FARRUGIA TRIO CELEBRATION

A cooperative trio of Canada's most exciting and inventive players will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 11th, 12th & 13th at 8:00 pm. The trio, co-led by pianist Adrean Farrugia and bassist Chris Jennings will celebrate Chris's return to Canada from seven years at the Conservatory of Chelles and the Didier Lockwood Music School in France. Joined by drum wizard Ethan Ardelli this gifted trio will create jazz at its most imaginative. With musical influences as varied as the genre allows expect the unexpected as this trio cuts lose in an intelligent synthesis of styles. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: MARCUS JOHNSON AT BLUES ALLEY

Marcus Johnson will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Johnson released his 12th CD titled, "This is How I Rock", in 2011. This album boldly signifies an evolution: Johnson's deliberate crossing into the pop/rock genre with a jazz spin, inspired by some of pop music's most celebrated songs, songs that remained a significant influence in the life of the award-winning keyboardist, composer and producer and motivated his desire to pay tribute to some of the greatest pop hits. Marcus has performed at clubs throughout the United States and has been a featured performer at many jazz festivals, including his hometown Capitol Jazz Festival, the Bermuda Jazz Festival, Atlantic Artscape, the Latin Meets Jazz Festival and the Huntington Beach Jazz Festival. Marcus continues to shine on the keys, behind the board, inside the boardroom, and within the community. He is truly a young man on the move. Call for cover/minimum information.


S.CAL: LESLIE JORDAN LIVE! "STORIES I CAN'T TELL MAMA"

TV/Movie Star Leslie Jordan brings his show "Stories I Can't Tell Mama" to MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500 ) on Saturday & Sunday, July 13th & 14th at 8:00 pm. Emmy Award Winner and Comedian, Leslie Jordan's hilarious show "Stories I Can't Tell Mama" has entertained audiences around the country. Leslie is best known for his roles in Will and Grace, Ugly Betty, Sordid Lives and The Help, to name a few. Leslie's storytelling of the famous, the high (and not so high) and mighty is salaciously spicy, rollicking fun, fast paced, full of wit, Southern style, panache and plenty of biting asides. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: ROBYN SPANGLER SALUTES NELSON RIDDLE & LINDA RONSTADT

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nelson Riddle / Linda Ronstadt collaboration of the Great American Songbook, Robyn debuts her new show "Riddle, Ronstadt ... and Robyn" at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, July 12th & 13th at 9:00 pm. She is accompanied by Musical Director Todd Schroeder, with Tim Christensen on bass, Jack LeCompte on drums and Tony Mandracchia on guitar. Actress / singer / songwriter Robyn Spangler is a fourth generation professional performer who has appeared in major venues across the country including Royce Hall on the UCLA Campus in Los Angeles and Carnegie Hall in New York. Robyn is also frequently seen singing convention dates, benefits and private events. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: SOCIETY CABARET OPENS WITH "AN EVENING WITH MOLLY RINGWALD"

"An Evening with Molly Ringwald" is the inaugural celebrity act to kick-off the opening of San Francisco's newest elegant venue, SOCIETY CABARET AT THE SIR FRANCIS DRAKE (450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 - 415-395-8595) on Thursday through Saturday, July 11th through 13th at 8:00 pm with an added matinee performance at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 13th. The new venue is housed in the legendary Starlight Room in the Union Square area of San Francisco, which affords 360 degree views of the San Francisco skyline and a bird's eye view of Union Square. The iconic red-headed celebrity, Molly Ringwald, acts, writes books, and sings jazz. She tours "An Evening with Molly Ringwald" to venues Worldwide. An actress of stage and screen, Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on to star in numerous films, including the iconic films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. On stage, Ringwald starred in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive; the revival of Cabaret; Tony-nominated Enchanted April and the West End production of When Harry Met Sally. Her new album "Except Sometimes" has just recently released this year and Ringwald returns to San Francisco after a sold out CD release engagement at Yoshi's SF earlier this year. This summer, Molly has taken her CD concert tour down under with performances in eight cities in Australia & New Zealand over twenty cities within the United States and as a headliner in the 2013 Montreal Jazz Festival. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS NICOLE HENRY LIVE

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Nicole Henry will be appearing at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday, July 12th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, July 13th at 7:00 pm. Nicole Henry has toured in over 15 countries and her international acclaim includes three TOP-10 albums on U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz charts. Ms. Henry will be performing music from her latest CD release, So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry LIVE, showcasing her inspired interpretations of iconic songs of the '70s including those of Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor. There is a $30-$55 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SF: VIEUX FARKA TOURE WITH NEW CD AT YOSHI'S

Malian blues guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Toure is touring with a new album 'Mon Pays' and makes a stop at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, July 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Following the groundbreaking and critically adored "Toure-Raichel Collective" project with Israeli superstar Idan Raichel of 2012, Vieux Farka Toure, 'The Hendrix of the Sahara,' released an acoustic solo record on May 28, 2013 (Six Degrees.) The album delves futher into Vieux's roots than he has venutred before, bringing in the most decorated supported cast of Malian musicians, his deepest grooves, and his most virtuosic guitar work to date. The album also features the first ever collaborations with Sidiki Diabate, son of Toumani Diabate, the world's greatest kora player and Vieux's mentor. This is raw, deep, organic West African guitar music at its finest from the man quickly emerging as the modern standard bearer of the Mali blues tradition. There is a $30 (8:00 pm) $24 (10:00 pm) cover.

AUS: DOROTHY PARKER'S SWEET RELEASE OF DEATH WITH LUCY GRANSBURY

Lucy Gransbury brings her acclaimed show Dorothy Parker's Sweet Release of Death to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday & Wednesday, and Sunday, July 9th, 10th & 14th at 8:00 pm and Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 13th, at 7:00 pm at 9:00 pm. Entertaining for Parker fans and enlightening for newcomers, everyone should spend a little time with the lady who coined the phrases 'one-night-stand', 'queer', and 'what the hell'. Throw in a few songs, a shady past and a vendetta against Winnie The Pooh, and you've got yourself a thigh-slapping hour with Dorothy Parker. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: MALCOLM HILL'S BOOZE CITY AT THE BUTTERFLY

Malcolm Hill's Booze City will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursdays through Sundays, July 11th through 14th and 18th through 21st at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm Sundays). It tells the story of an ex-boozing (now sober) politician becomes Premier at a time when alcohol fuelled violence is rampant in the City. While he fends off a blackmailing bar owner, his son goes out on a schoolies binge and his wife finds herself being recruited by a feminist Reclaim the Streets group. How can he find the courage to save the city? Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: KAREN KOHLER IN DAS KABARETT AT CRAZY COQS

German-American singer/actress Karen Kohler brings her show DAS KABARETT to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 9th through 13th at 8:00 pm. Karen presents the songs of cabaret hotbeds Berlin and Paris, and blends them with their modern counterparts. Leigh Thompson accompanies Karen on piano. Singing in five languages, her chosen composers range from Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollaender, Charles Dumont, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, to contemporary story-tellers Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and more. Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all three major New York cabaret awards - Nightlife, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets and concert halls across the USA and worldwide. As a singer and actress, she is known for bridging distinctly different sensibilities and songbooks with art that is as intellectually penetrating as it is sensual and provocative.


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NYC: JUDY TENUTA: FULL FRONTAL TENUDITY

Outrageous, off-kilter and outspoken comic Judy Tenuta returns to New York in a two night stand-up comedy engagement of her show Full Frontal Tenuduty at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday & Friday, July 11th & 12th at 7:30 pm. Fans worldwide remember Judy Tenuta as the VH1 Love Goddess, the Aphrodite of the Accordion, the "It Could Happen" spokeswoman for Diet Dr. Pepper or as the first female stand-up comic to win "Best Female Comedian" at the American Comedy Awards. Judy is also a two-time Grammy nominee for her comedy CDs "Attention Butt-Pirates and Lesbetarians" and "In Goddess We Trust." Judy is a triple threat in the sense that she has strong stage, television, comedy and film credits with a large fan base. She has appeared in" The Vagina Monologues," "Menopause the Musical" both in LA and Chicago, and she's had her own stand-up specials on Showtime, HBO and Lifetime. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SAMANTHA CARLSON AT SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB

Jazz vocalist Samantha Carlson will be appearing at SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB (formerly MILES CAFE) (212 East 52nd Street, 3rd floor, NYC - 212-371-7657) on Friday, July 12th with sets from 9:00 to 10:45 pm. She is joined on stage by John Lander, piano; Steve Kaiser, bass; and Arti Dixson, drums. Samantha Carlson, born in Mineola, NY, has been singing since age 2. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University in May of 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance. Music is her passion and her life. She sings the classic standards from the 1920s through today, as well as jazz, big band, show-tunes, country, oldies, classical, opera, and pop (English, Italian, Spanish, German, & French), but she identifies herself mainly as a jazz/standards singer. Raised in a musical family, both parents are vocalists and instrumentalists. Their influence was very strong. They always encouraged her passion for music, and to follow her dreams. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. Performance begin on Tuesday, July 9th with 2 shows, at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The show continues every night through Thursday, July 18th, with additional dates on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, July 23rd, 25th & 26th, with a final show on Tuesday, July 30th. Showtimes vary each night so see the BEECHMAN website. Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the woman's Suffragette movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed. Tickets available through https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/922622 - plus there is a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RON STROMAN'S SIKOFITALL GUDTYME TOUR AT STAGE 72

On Friday, July 12th at 9:00 pm actor/singer/writer Ron Stroman will perform Sikofitall Gudtyme Tour (a spanking) at STAGE 72 (formerly THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590). Sikofitall Gudtyme Tour (pronounced: "Sick of it all goodtime tour") (a spanking) is fifth in Stroman's one-man show series. Hailing from the tri- state area, Ron Stroman's passion for theatre began by seeing his first Broadway shows, Hello Dolly and Purlie The Musical. Since those experiences Ron has performed in many regional and Off-Broadway houses in roles such as "The Leading Player" in Pippin, "The Lion" in The Wiz, "Midge" in I'm Not Rappaport, "Felix" in The Owl and The Pussycat and in the title role in Shakespeare's, Othello. 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: LOUIS HAYES "CANNONBALL ADDERLEY LEGACY" AT BIRDLAMD

Louis Hayes presemts "Cannonball Adderley Legacy" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 8th through 13th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. For more than forty years, drummer Louis Hayes has been a catalyst for energetic, unrelenting swing in his self led bands, as well as in those whose respective leaders reads like an encyclopedia of straight ahead post-bop modern jazz. Hayes himself an authentic architect of post-bop swing, began his professional activities at the tender age of 18. He started with tenor saxophonist, flautist and oboist Yusef Lateef who like Hayes is a Detroit native (other jazz luminaries hailing from the "motor city" include the Jones brothers, Elvin, Hank and Thad, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Tommy Flanagan and many others). After the stint with Lateef, Hayes went on to rhythmically propel groups led by pianist Horace Silver, legendary saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and pianist Oscar Peterson. For the last twenty-plus years, Louis has led or co-led some of the most uncompromisingly swinging groups in all of jazz. Each unit has displayed tight-knit harmonic cohesion and hard-driving consistency as part of its signature. With so much activity in his past, Louis could easily rest comfortably on his laurels. But being a forward thinker and doer, Hayes operates "in the present!" His recent groups boasts some of the cream of jazz' recent crop. Saxophonist Louis Hayes posses an embarrassment of riches. His story, still being told, contains a glorious past, a vibrant present and an ever promising future. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Considered by many to be the greatest American composer in history, Duke Ellington and his music influenced millions of people over the course of his 50-year career. Thanks to a body of work that transcends boundaries and renews itself through every generation of fans and music lovers, his legacy continues to live on and will endure for generations to come. Although Ellington himself has passed, his music lives on, as does the orchestra that bears his name. A world-class big band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra continues to perform Duke's music at venues worldwide, preserving the legacy of one of this country's greatest national treasures. There is a $20-$45 cover.

NYC: THE TANGIERS BLUES BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

The Tangiers Blues Band will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday, July 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The band was formed in 1998 after guitarist Chris Scianni (Dangerman, Echobrain with Jason Newsted) and drummer Dave Borla (Dangerman, Echobrain) met photographer/harmonica player Danny Clinch and discovered their mutual love for blues music. The first Tangiers Blues Band jam session took place on Thanksgiving night that year with other musicians and friends, including Huey from the Fun Lovin' Criminals, King from Cooley High, Mick Jones from Foreigner and tennis player/guitarist John McEnroe. The TBB line-up changes from show to show, with a deep rotation of musicians they have known and jammed with for many years, and in many different configurations. In addition, they have many "special guests" who will sit in with them for a night when they are around including G-Love, Phil Lesh, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Charlie Giordano (Bruce Springsteen) and Chris' father, Joseph Scianni. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BEN ALLISON GROUP AT DIZZY'S

The Ben Allison Group (Ben Allison, bass; Peter Bernstein, guitar; Matt Wilson, drums; Ted Nash, saxophones) will appear at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Bassist Ben Allison is an adventurous and versatile composer, comfortable in many instrumental groupings. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves, and hummable melodies, Allison draws from jazz, rock, folk, 20th century classical, and various world music traditions, blending them into an exciting and truly original whole. As both a leader and supporting artist, Allison has played and recorded with drummer Matt Wilson, saxophonist Ted Nash, and guitarist Peter Bernstein as fellow members of the Jazz Composers Collective. This will be the first outing by this particular quartet, so head to Dizzy's to experience a promising new collaboration by some of the most creative voices in jazz. Yhere is a $35-$45 cover (varies nightly).

NYC: STEVE KAZEE MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

The 2012 Tony Award winner Steve Kazee for his performance as Guy in Once makes his 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut with this, his very first chance to share his original songs with New York audiences! Performances are Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, July 8th, 10th & 11th at 7:00 pm; and Friday, July 12th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm; and Saturday, July 13th at 8:00 pm. Joined by his band, The Shiny Liars, this alt-country evening reflects Steve's southern upbringing. Inspired by artists such as Damien Jurado, Night Beds, Wilco, and others, a few of which Kazee will cover in the show, these special evenings showcase the tunes planned for his debut album, which he'll be recording this summer! In addition to winning the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album for Once, Broadway has embraced Steve in roles including Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot, Starbuck, opposite Audra McDonald, in Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, and Edward Albee's Seascape. There is a $45-$60 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

NJ: TONY DESARE AT SHANGHAI JAZZ

Tony DeSare returns to New Jersey's premiere jazz club, SHANGHAI JAZZ (24 Main Street, Madison, NJ - 973-822-2899) on Friday, July 12th at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. DeSare has won critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout the United States as well as in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. His recent appearances include the top clubs in NYC, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, St. Louis and Palm Beach. One of hus original songs, "Let's Just Stay In" was featured in the 20th Century Fox film The Tooth Fairy, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ashley Judd, Billy Crystal and Julie Andrews. Call for cover/minimum information.


TOR: ADREAN FARRUGIA TRIO CELEBRATION

A cooperative trio of Canada's most exciting and inventive players will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 11th, 12th & 13th at 8:00 pm. The trio, co-led by pianist Adrean Farrugia and bassist Chris Jennings will celebrate Chris's return to Canada from seven years at the Conservatory of Chelles and the Didier Lockwood Music School in France. Joined by drum wizard Ethan Ardelli this gifted trio will create jazz at its most imaginative. With musical influences as varied as the genre allows expect the unexpected as this trio cuts lose in an intelligent synthesis of styles. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: MARCUS JOHNSON AT BLUES ALLEY

Marcus Johnson will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Johnson released his 12th CD titled, "This is How I Rock", in 2011. This album boldly signifies an evolution: Johnson's deliberate crossing into the pop/rock genre with a jazz spin, inspired by some of pop music's most celebrated songs, songs that remained a significant influence in the life of the award-winning keyboardist, composer and producer and motivated his desire to pay tribute to some of the greatest pop hits. Marcus has performed at clubs throughout the United States and has been a featured performer at many jazz festivals, including his hometown Capitol Jazz Festival, the Bermuda Jazz Festival, Atlantic Artscape, the Latin Meets Jazz Festival and the Huntington Beach Jazz Festival. Marcus continues to shine on the keys, behind the board, inside the boardroom, and within the community. He is truly a young man on the move. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: VIOLINIST MATVEI SIGALOV AT THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Violinist Matvei Sigalov will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800 - ) on Friday & Saturday, July 12th & 13th at 8:00 pm. Since his arrival to the USA 12 years ago from Russia, Matvei Sigalov has been active on the East Coast music scene and established himself as one of the premier improvising violinists. He has shared the stage with a wide array of artists, covering a lot of different styles - from R&B, Gospel, Pop-Rock, Jazz, Brazilian music, Fusion etc. The list of names and venues goes on and on - playing for Patti LaBelle, Isaac Hayes and James Ingram at the Kennedy Center in DC. He received a standing ovation at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, while opening up for Stanley Clarke, Jean-Luke Ponty and Al DiMeola and has wowed an audience at the Iridium in NYC with guitar legend Les Paul. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: JOAN CURTO SINGS COLE PORTER: FROM MAJOR TO MINOR

Chicago cabaret favorite Joan Curto brings back her acclaimed show "Joan Curto Sings Cole Porter: From Major to Minor" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Thursday & Friday, July 11th & 12th and Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th - all shows at 8:00 pm. Called a "cabaret icon" by NBC News-Chicago. Joan Curto has performed in most theatres and clubs in Chicago and tours nationally. She will be debuting her new show, celebrating the wit and sophistication of Cole Porter, arguably the supreme master of sophisticated song. Joan will be touring this show in late 2013. Joining her will be musical director, Beckie Menzie and Jim Cox on bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

L.A.: ROBYN SPANGLER SALUTES NELSON RIDDLE & LINDA RONSTADT

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nelson Riddle / Linda Ronstadt collaboration of the Great American Songbook, Robyn debuts her new show "Riddle, Ronstadt ... and Robyn" at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, July 12th & 13th at 9:00 pm. She is accompanied by Musical Director Todd Schroeder, with Tim Christensen on bass, Jack LeCompte on drums and Tony Mandracchia on guitar. Actress / singer / songwriter Robyn Spangler is a fourth generation professional performer who has appeared in major venues across the country including Royce Hall on the UCLA Campus in Los Angeles and Carnegie Hall in New York. Robyn is also frequently seen singing convention dates, benefits and private events. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS NICOLE HENRY LIVE

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Nicole Henry will be appearing at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday, July 12th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, July 13th at 7:00 pm. Nicole Henry has toured in over 15 countries and her international acclaim includes three TOP-10 albums on U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz charts. Ms. Henry will be performing music from her latest CD release, So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry LIVE, showcasing her inspired interpretations of iconic songs of the '70s including those of Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor. There is a $30-$55 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SF: YOSHI'S SF PRESENTS CHANTE MOORE

R&B, Jazz & Gospel Songstress Chante Moore will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, July 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The daughter of a minister, she was influenced early on by her father's piano playing and the gospel music that could be heard throughout the house. It wasn't until the age of 16 that Chante (whose name appropriately means "sing" in French) felt the pull to pursue a musical career after appearing in a high-school production of The Wiz. In 1996, Chante Moore married actor Kadeem Hardison, with whom she had a daughter named Sophia. Although it would be three years until her next release, she appeared on soundtracks for Waiting To Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and Two Can Play That Game. Chante has recorded with several platinum and Grammy Award winning artist including; Kenny G, Bony James, Prince, R.Kelly, Isley Brothers, George Duke, Norman Brown, Fourplay, Keith Washington, Will Downing, El Debarge and many others. In addition, she's done over 40 soundtracks and collaborations. There is a $36-$49 (8:00 pm) $33-$45 (10:00 pm) cover.


SF: SOCIETY CABARET OPENS WITH "AN EVENING WITH MOLLY RINGWALD"

"An Evening with Molly Ringwald" is the inaugural celebrity act to kick-off the opening of San Francisco's newest elegant venue, SOCIETY CABARET AT THE SIR FRANCIS DRAKE (450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 - 415-395-8595) on Thursday through Saturday, July 11th through 13th at 8:00 pm with an added matinee performance at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 13th. The new venue is housed in the legendary Starlight Room in the Union Square area of San Francisco, which affords 360 degree views of the San Francisco skyline and a bird's eye view of Union Square. The iconic red-headed celebrity, Molly Ringwald, acts, writes books, and sings jazz. She tours "An Evening with Molly Ringwald" to venues Worldwide. An actress of stage and screen, Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on to star in numerous films, including the iconic films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. On stage, Ringwald starred in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive; the revival of Cabaret; Tony-nominated Enchanted April and the West End production of When Harry Met Sally. Her new album "Except Sometimes" has just recently released this year and Ringwald returns to San Francisco after a sold out CD release engagement at Yoshi's SF earlier this year. This summer, Molly has taken her CD concert tour down under with performances in eight cities in Australia & New Zealand over twenty cities within the United States and as a headliner in the 2013 Montreal Jazz Festival. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: DOROTHY PARKER'S SWEET RELEASE OF DEATH WITH LUCY GRANSBURY

Lucy Gransbury brings her acclaimed show Dorothy Parker's Sweet Release of Death to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday & Wednesday, and Sunday, July 9th, 10th & 14th at 8:00 pm and Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 13th, at 7:00 pm at 9:00 pm. Entertaining for Parker fans and enlightening for newcomers, everyone should spend a little time with the lady who coined the phrases 'one-night-stand', 'queer', and 'what the hell'. Throw in a few songs, a shady past and a vendetta against Winnie The Pooh, and you've got yourself a thigh-slapping hour with Dorothy Parker. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: MALCOLM HILL'S BOOZE CITY AT THE BUTTERFLY

Malcolm Hill's Booze City will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursdays through Sundays, July 11th through 14th and 18th through 21st at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm Sundays). It tells the story of an ex-boozing (now sober) politician becomes Premier at a time when alcohol fuelled violence is rampant in the City. While he fends off a blackmailing bar owner, his son goes out on a schoolies binge and his wife finds herself being recruited by a feminist Reclaim the Streets group. How can he find the courage to save the city? 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: KAREN KOHLER IN DAS KABARETT AT CRAZY COQS

German-American singer/actress Karen Kohler brings her show DAS KABARETT to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 9th through 13th at 8:00 pm. Karen presents the songs of cabaret hotbeds Berlin and Paris, and blends them with their modern counterparts. Leigh Thompson accompanies Karen on piano. Singing in five languages, her chosen composers range from Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollaender, Charles Dumont, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, to contemporary story-tellers Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and more. Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all three major New York cabaret awards - Nightlife, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets and concert halls across the USA and worldwide. As a singer and actress, she is known for bridging distinctly different sensibilities and songbooks with art that is as intellectually penetrating as it is sensual and provocative.


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NYC: JUDY TENUTA: FULL FRONTAL TENUDITY

Outrageous, off-kilter and outspoken comic Judy Tenuta returns to New York in a two night stand-up comedy engagement of her show Full Frontal Tenuduty at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Thursday & Friday, July 11th & 12th at 7:30 pm. Fans worldwide remember Judy Tenuta as the VH1 Love Goddess, the Aphrodite of the Accordion, the "It Could Happen" spokeswoman for Diet Dr. Pepper or as the first female stand-up comic to win "Best Female Comedian" at the American Comedy Awards. Judy is also a two-time Grammy nominee for her comedy CDs "Attention Butt-Pirates and Lesbetarians" and "In Goddess We Trust." Judy is a triple threat in the sense that she has strong stage, television, comedy and film credits with a large fan base. She has appeared in" The Vagina Monologues," "Menopause the Musical" both in LA and Chicago, and she's had her own stand-up specials on Showtime, HBO and Lifetime. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: EX STRIPPER & MISTRESS, LISA FAITH PHILLIPS, REVEALS ALL

Lisa Faith Phillips' new show 'Savvy Secrets of Successful Mistresses' will be presented as part of the East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59TH STREET THEATER (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212.279.4200 ) on Tuesday through Thursday, July 9th (6:30 pm), 10th (8:30 pm) and 11th (6:30 pm). Charismatic comedian and former stripper, Dr. Faith whips up a self-help seminar with original songs such as "How to Be a Bad Girl" and "The Fellatio Tango." Through the character of Dr. Faith, Lisa gives takes you though the hilarious secrets with a riding crop, maracas and witty original songs, such as "Help Me, Dr. Faith" and "I Can Not Get Enough". Drawing on her colorful experiences, working as a stripper to pay her way through graduate school at the London School of Economics, and her background in stand-up comedy and music, Lisa with Ellen Mandel weave topical humor and song into a clever, thought-provoking and ultimately touching show. Part comedy, part cabaret, part two-woman theater piece, it all adds up to an evening of sophisticated, fun entertainment. The performance features original songs by Phillips and Mandel from the winning anthem "Help Me Dr. Faith" to the hilarious "I Can Not Get Enough" and Ellen's touching ballads "Wasn't Such a Big Affair" to her bring-down-the-house blues "Smile When You Say Good-bye". A sing-along with a touch of discipline tops off the entertaining evening. Tickets are $18.


NYC: JOSHUA TORREZ AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Vocalist Joshua Torrez will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, July 11th at 9:30 pm. In this show, Joshua will be focusing mainly on soul music, and smooth ballads that will conjure nostalgia from that feeling music gave you back in the day. In only a year's time since the start of his career, this emerging artist has left his imprint on the world. Hailing from Chicago, Joshua Torrez spent the last four years of his life studying theatre with a focus of acting at the world renowned 'The Theatre School' at DePaul University where he received a Bachelors in Fine Art. Three days after his graduation, Mr. Torrez was on a plane to Massachusetts for the first time, cast in Richard Greenberg's 'Take Me Out' at the Provincetown Playhouse. It was here that he made his first music debut. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BEN RIMALOWER: PATTI ISSUES IN JULY & AUGUST AT THE DUPLEX

Patti Issues will be performed by Ben Rimalower at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursdays in July & August from July 11th through August 15th, all shows at 9:30 pm. Patti Issues mark's Rimalower's debut as a playwright and performer, after serving as the director of numerous Off-Broadway plays, concerts and all-star benefits (and blogging for the Huffington Post). With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men's time-old obsessions with divas. When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort - like so many gay boys before him and after - in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. Performance begin on Tuesday, July 9th with 2 shows, at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The show continues every night through Thursday, July 18th, with additional dates on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, July 23rd, 25th & 26th, with a final show on Tuesday, July 30th. Showtimes vary each night so see the BEECHMAN website. Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the woman's Suffragette movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed. Tickets available through https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/922622 - plus there is a $15 food/drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: LOUIS HAYES "CANNONBALL ADDERLEY LEGACY" AT BIRDLAND

Louis Hayes presemts "Cannonball Adderley Legacy" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 8th through 13th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. For more than forty years, drummer Louis Hayes has been a catalyst for energetic, unrelenting swing in his self led bands, as well as in those whose respective leaders reads like an encyclopedia of straight ahead post-bop modern jazz. Hayes himself an authentic architect of post-bop swing, began his professional activities at the tender age of 18. He started with tenor saxophonist, flautist and oboist Yusef Lateef who like Hayes is a Detroit native (other jazz luminaries hailing from the "motor city" include the Jones brothers, Elvin, Hank and Thad, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Tommy Flanagan and many others). After the stint with Lateef, Hayes went on to rhythmically propel groups led by pianist Horace Silver, legendary saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and pianist Oscar Peterson. For the last twenty-plus years, Louis has led or co-led some of the most uncompromisingly swinging groups in all of jazz. Each unit has displayed tight-knit harmonic cohesion and hard-driving consistency as part of its signature. With so much activity in his past, Louis could easily rest comfortably on his laurels. But being a forward thinker and doer, Hayes operates "in the present!" His recent groups boasts some of the cream of jazz' recent crop. Saxophonist Louis Hayes posses an embarrassment of riches. His story, still being told, contains a glorious past, a vibrant present and an ever promising future. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Considered by many to be the greatest American composer in history, Duke Ellington and his music influenced millions of people over the course of his 50-year career. Thanks to a body of work that transcends boundaries and renews itself through every generation of fans and music lovers, his legacy continues to live on and will endure for generations to come. Although Ellington himself has passed, his music lives on, as does the orchestra that bears his name. A world-class big band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra continues to perform Duke's music at venues worldwide, preserving the legacy of one of this country's greatest national treasures. There is a $20-$45 cover.

NYC: THE BEN ALLISON GROUP AT DIZZY'S

The Ben Allison Group (Ben Allison, bass; Peter Bernstein, guitar; Matt Wilson, drums; Ted Nash, saxophones) will appear at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 - ) Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Bassist Ben Allison is an adventurous and versatile composer, comfortable in many instrumental groupings. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves, and hummable melodies, Allison draws from jazz, rock, folk, 20th century classical, and various world music traditions, blending them into an exciting and truly original whole. As both a leader and supporting artist, Allison has played and recorded with drummer Matt Wilson, saxophonist Ted Nash, and guitarist Peter Bernstein as fellow members of the Jazz Composers Collective. This will be the first outing by this particular quartet, so head to Dizzy's to experience a promising new collaboration by some of the most creative voices in jazz. Yhere is a $35-$45 cover (varies nightly).

NYC: STEVE KAZEE MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

The 2012 Tony Award winner Steve Kazee for his performance as Guy in Once makes his 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut with this, his very first chance to share his original songs with New York audiences! Performances are Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, July 8th, 10th & 11th at 7:00 pm; and Friday, July 12th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm; and Saturday, July 13th at 8:00 pm. Joined by his band, The Shiny Liars, this alt-country evening reflects Steve's southern upbringing. Inspired by artists such as Damien Jurado, Night Beds, Wilco, and others, a few of which Kazee will cover in the show, these special evenings showcase the tunes planned for his debut album, which he'll be recording this summer! In addition to winning the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album for Once, Broadway has embraced Steve in roles including Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot, Starbuck, opposite Audra McDonald, in Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, and Edward Albee's Seascape. There is a $45-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT AT 54 BELOW: 15:54

Re-inventing the magic on the site of the original Studio 54, Thursday's 15:54 party at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will unlock it's doors to cutting edge Performance Artists and DJs, Hosted by The Haus of Mimosa. Upcoming guests and resident artists include Lance Horne, DJ Lord Easy,Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad, Slanty Eyed Mama, Erin Markey, Noah Stewart, Que Linda, The Creamery Studio, and Big Christmas. Cover charge $15. Cover charge includes one complimentary well, wine, or beer beverage.

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.


CT: KANSAS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARC AND STONES

THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE (80 East Ridge Street, Ridgefield, CT - 203-438-5795) presents the famed rock group Kansas with Special Guest Arc and Stones on Thursday, July 11th at 8:00 pm. Kansas has produced eight Gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single with"Dust in the Wind." They have appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the '70s and '80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. "Carry On Wayward Son" was the #2 most Played Track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997. Tickets are $70.


TOR: ADREAN FARRUGIA TRIO CELEBRATION

A cooperative trio of Canada's most exciting and inventive players will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 11th, 12th & 13th at 8:00 pm. The trio, co-led by pianist Adrean Farrugia and bassist Chris Jennings will celebrate Chris's return to Canada from seven years at the Conservatory of Chelles and the Didier Lockwood Music School in France. Joined by drum wizard Ethan Ardelli this gifted trio will create jazz at its most imaginative. With musical influences as varied as the genre allows expect the unexpected as this trio cuts lose in an intelligent synthesis of styles. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: MARCUS JOHNSON AT BLUES ALLEY

Marcus Johnson will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Johnson released his 12th CD titled, "This is How I Rock", in 2011. This album boldly signifies an evolution: Johnson's deliberate crossing into the pop/rock genre with a jazz spin, inspired by some of pop music's most celebrated songs, songs that remained a significant influence in the life of the award-winning keyboardist, composer and producer and motivated his desire to pay tribute to some of the greatest pop hits. Marcus has performed at clubs throughout the United States and has been a featured performer at many jazz festivals, including his hometown Capitol Jazz Festival, the Bermuda Jazz Festival, Atlantic Artscape, the Latin Meets Jazz Festival and the Huntington Beach Jazz Festival. Marcus continues to shine on the keys, behind the board, inside the boardroom, and within the community. He is truly a young man on the move. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: JOAN CURTO SINGS COLE PORTER: FROM MAJOR TO MINOR

Chicago cabaret favorite Joan Curto brings back her acclaimed show "Joan Curto Sings Cole Porter: From Major to Minor" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Thursday & Friday, July 11th & 12th and Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th - all shows at 8:00 pm. Called a "cabaret icon" by NBC News-Chicago. Joan Curto has performed in most theatres and clubs in Chicago and tours nationally. She will be debuting her new show, celebrating the wit and sophistication of Cole Porter, arguably the supreme master of sophisticated song. Joan will be touring this show in late 2013. Joining her will be musical director, Beckie Menzie and Jim Cox on bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: SOCIETY CABARET OPENS WITH "AN EVENING WITH MOLLY RINGWALD"

"An Evening with Molly Ringwald" is the inaugural celebrity act to kick-off the opening of San Francisco's newest elegant venue, SOCIETY CABARET AT THE SIR FRANCIS DRAKE (450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 - 415-395-8595) on Thursday through Saturday, July 11th through 13th at 8:00 pm with an added matinee performance at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 13th. The new venue is housed in the legendary Starlight Room in the Union Square area of San Francisco, which affords 360 degree views of the San Francisco skyline and a bird's eye view of Union Square. The iconic red-headed celebrity, Molly Ringwald, acts, writes books, and sings jazz. She tours "An Evening with Molly Ringwald" to venues Worldwide. An actress of stage and screen, Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on to star in numerous films, including the iconic films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. On stage, Ringwald starred in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive; the revival of Cabaret; Tony-nominated Enchanted April and the West End production of When Harry Met Sally. Her new album "Except Sometimes" has just recently released this year and Ringwald returns to San Francisco after a sold out CD release engagement at Yoshi's SF earlier this year. This summer, Molly has taken her CD concert tour down under with performances in eight cities in Australia & New Zealand over twenty cities within the United States and as a headliner in the 2013 Montreal Jazz Festival. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: HEARTFELT JAZZ VOCALIST & SONGWRITER HALIE LOREN

YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) presents heartfelt jazz vocalist & songwriter Halie Loren on Thursday, July 11th at 8:00 pm. Forged in the remote beauty of an Alaskan island, Halie Loren's gift for capturing the playfulness, vulnerability, and sensuality inherent in a classic lyric appeared early on. However, it was her talent for turning those feelings into genre-defying original songs that first won her fans. In 2000, Loren earned first place in the Austin Songwriters Contest, and in her teens won awards from the John Lennon Songwriting and Billboard World Song contests, among others. As a vocalist, she is a jazz singer of rare sensitivity, with a deeply felt interpretive ability to bring fresh perspectives to well-traveled musical paths. There is a $29 cover.


AUS: THIRSTY THURSDAYS WITH TREVOR JONES
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

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


AUS: DOROTHY PARKER'S SWEET RELEASE OF DEATH WITH LUCY GRANSBURY

Lucy Gransbury brings her acclaimed show Dorothy Parker's Sweet Release of Death to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday & Wednesday, and Sunday, July 9th, 10th & 14th at 8:00 pm and Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 13th, at 7:00 pm at 9:00 pm. Entertaining for Parker fans and enlightening for newcomers, everyone should spend a little time with the lady who coined the phrases 'one-night-stand', 'queer', and 'what the hell'. Throw in a few songs, a shady past and a vendetta against Winnie The Pooh, and you've got yourself a thigh-slapping hour with Dorothy Parker. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: MALCOLM HILL'S BOOZE CITY AT THE BUTTERFLY

Malcolm Hill's Booze City will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 - ) Thursdays through Sundays, July 11th through 14th and 18th through 21st at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm Sundays). It tells the story of an ex-boozing (now sober) politician becomes Premier at a time when alcohol fuelled violence is rampant in the City. While he fends off a blackmailing bar owner, his son goes out on a schoolies binge and his wife finds herself being recruited by a feminist Reclaim the Streets group. How can he find the courage to save the city? 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: KAREN KOHLER IN DAS KABARETT AT CRAZY COQS

German-American singer/actress Karen Kohler brings her show DAS KABARETT to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 9th through 13th at 8:00 pm. Karen presents the songs of cabaret hotbeds Berlin and Paris, and blends them with their modern counterparts. Leigh Thompson accompanies Karen on piano. Singing in five languages, her chosen composers range from Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollaender, Charles Dumont, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, to contemporary story-tellers Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and more. Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all three major New York cabaret awards - Nightlife, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets and concert halls across the USA and worldwide. As a singer and actress, she is known for bridging distinctly different sensibilities and songbooks with art that is as intellectually penetrating as it is sensual and provocative.


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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: ANNIE KOZUCH RELEASES NEW CD AT STAGE 72

Annie Kozuch will release her new CD Mostly Jobim with three performances at STAGE 72 (formerly THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590)on Thursdays, May 29th & June 6th, and Wednesday, July 10th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Three years after her acclaimed debut recording Here With You, the outstanding vocal stylist Annie Kozuch has released a marvelous second album Mostly Jobim. Returning from her first CD are bassist and drummer Saadi Zain and Vito Lesczak, flautist/ tenor saxophonist Cecilia Tenconi; and most significantly, Annie's musical director and pianist, Frank Ponzio, who arranged all of the pieces on this delightful album. Joining into the festivities are acoustic guitarist Sean Harkness and Brazilian percussionist Edson Aparecido da Silva. For her CD release shows at STAGE 72, Ms. Kozuch will be accompanied by Frank Ponzio - piano & musical director, Saadi Zain - bass; Vito Lesczak - drums, Cecilia Tenconi - sax/flute, and Samuel Torres - percussion. Ms. Kozuch, whose extensive background in theater, film and television is further enhanced by her multi-lingual skills, has performed as a vocalist around the world, from clubs and concert halls throughout the U.S. to being a featured soloist with the Tokyo Symphony. On Mostly Jobim, she brings her full palette of artistry to this lovely exposition of one of the world's most beloved and influential composers, Antonio Carlos (Tom) Jobim. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: EX STRIPPER & MISTRESS, LISA FAITH PHILLIPS, REVEALS ALL

Lisa Faith Phillips' new show 'Savvy Secrets of Successful Mistresses' will be presented as part of the East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59TH STREET THEATER (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212.279.4200 ) on Tuesday through Thursday, July 9th (6:30 pm), 10th (8:30 pm) and 11th (6:30 pm). Charismatic comedian and former stripper, Dr. Faith whips up a self-help seminar with original songs such as "How to Be a Bad Girl" and "The Fellatio Tango." Through the character of Dr. Faith, Lisa gives takes you though the hilarious secrets with a riding crop, maracas and witty original songs, such as "Help Me, Dr. Faith" and "I Can Not Get Enough". Drawing on her colorful experiences, working as a stripper to pay her way through graduate school at the London School of Economics, and her background in stand-up comedy and music, Lisa with Ellen Mandel weave topical humor and song into a clever, thought-provoking and ultimately touching show. Part comedy, part cabaret, part two-woman theater piece, it all adds up to an evening of sophisticated, fun entertainment. The performance features original songs by Phillips and Mandel from the winning anthem "Help Me Dr. Faith" to the hilarious "I Can Not Get Enough" and Ellen's touching ballads "Wasn't Such a Big Affair" to her bring-down-the-house blues "Smile When You Say Good-bye". A sing-along with a touch of discipline tops off the entertaining evening. Tickets are $18.


NYC: THE DANA LORGE VARIETY SHOW RETURNS TO THE MET

Comic/singer Dana Lorge brings her acclaimed variety show back to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 pm. She is joined on stage by Barry Levitt on piano and Dick Sarpola on bass. Performers scheduled to appear include Bill Godwin's 'The Ink Spots'; actor/ comic/ singer Warren Schein; crooner Stan Gilbert; and special guest Tony Middleton. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. Performance begin on Tuesday, July 9th with 2 shows, at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The show continues every night through Thursday, July 18th, with additional dates on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, July 23rd, 25th & 26th, with a final show on Tuesday, July 30th. Showtimes vary each night so see the BEECHMAN website. Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the woman's Suffragette movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed. Tickets available through https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/922622 - plus there is a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE DANIEL BENNETT GROUP AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Critically-acclaimed Manhattan-based saxophonist Daniel Bennett will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday,July 10th at 9:30 pm. Bennett has made waves as both a prolific composer and bandleader, and a very active woodwind doubler in the New York theater scene. The Daniel Bennett Group has recently shared concert billings with artists like Bill Frisell, Charlie Hunter, Greg Osby, James Carter, Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Steve Kuhn, Jerry Bergonzi, and David Fiuczynski. Daniel Bennett graduated from the prestigious New England Conservatory in 2004 with a Masters Degree in saxophone performance. The Daniel Bennett Group released The Legend of Bear Thompson in the spring of 2008. Metronome Magazine ranked the album in their top five picks of the month. In 2009, the Daniel Bennett Group released Live at the Theatre, a groundbreaking album that was recorded live during a double bill performance with the Charlie Hunter Trio. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured on popular radio programs like Harvard University's Jazz Spectrum (WHRB 95.3FM), WICN's Jazz Matinee (NPR in southern New England), and the very popular Dreamfarm Cafe radio show, hosted by Julie Lavender. The group has also made television appearances on Bandwidth TV, The Music Closet, and Style Boston. RThere is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


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

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: TOMOKO OHNO & ALLEN FARNHAM

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte. The show on Wednesday, July 10th features Tomoko Ohno & Allen Farnham - duo pianos. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

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


NYC: LOUIS HAYES "CANNONBALL ADDERLEY LEGACY" AT BIRDLAND

Louis Hayes presemts "Cannonball Adderley Legacy" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 8th through 13th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. For more than forty years, drummer Louis Hayes has been a catalyst for energetic, unrelenting swing in his self led bands, as well as in those whose respective leaders reads like an encyclopedia of straight ahead post-bop modern jazz. Hayes himself an authentic architect of post-bop swing, began his professional activities at the tender age of 18. He started with tenor saxophonist, flautist and oboist Yusef Lateef who like Hayes is a Detroit native (other jazz luminaries hailing from the "motor city" include the Jones brothers, Elvin, Hank and Thad, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Tommy Flanagan and many others). After the stint with Lateef, Hayes went on to rhythmically propel groups led by pianist Horace Silver, legendary saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and pianist Oscar Peterson. For the last twenty-plus years, Louis has led or co-led some of the most uncompromisingly swinging groups in all of jazz. Each unit has displayed tight-knit harmonic cohesion and hard-driving consistency as part of its signature. With so much activity in his past, Louis could easily rest comfortably on his laurels. But being a forward thinker and doer, Hayes operates "in the present!" His recent groups boasts some of the cream of jazz' recent crop. Saxophonist Louis Hayes posses an embarrassment of riches. His story, still being told, contains a glorious past, a vibrant present and an ever promising future. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BLUE NOTE PRESENTS ROCK SINGER RES

Shareese Ballard, better known as Res, performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday, July 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Res is a powerful soul rock singer whose single, "They Say Vision", was a Top 40 hit with the remix going to number 1 on the dance charts. Other singles from her debut album, How I Do, include Golden Boys and Ice King both which received radio play and struck a chord with music lovers from all walks of life. This album has paved the way for her cult following today. Res' live show is incredibly engaging and entertaining. Her dynamic vocals pull all of the attention to the stage and the audience is in awe of her energy and stage presence. Many of her fans profess that her live performance is one not to miss and that she often sounds better than her records. A Res performance can consist of a few different band configurations. She can do everything from a DJ set to an acoustic guitar format and all the way to a full band. There is a $10-$20 cover.

NYC: SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: MARILYN MAYE TAKES FIVE

Iridium NYC and ScoBar Entertainment present "MAYE TAKES FIVE" at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, July 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Legendary vocalist Marilyn Maye will bring her own style of jazz and show-biz to Iridium NYC for on one night only. Known for her impeccable timing and phrasing, Ms. Maye will feature, in addition to her great trio of musicians (pianist/musical director Tedd Firth, bassist Tom Hubbard and drummer Ray Marchica), two more players: clarinetist Ken Peplowski and trumpet man Brian Pareschi. Together they will perform her RCA hit recording "Take Five." There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE KAZEE MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

The 2012 Tony Award winner Steve Kazee for his performance as Guy in Once makes his 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut with this, his very first chance to share his original songs with New York audiences! Performances are Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, July 8th, 10th & 11th at 7:00 pm; and Friday, July 12th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm; and Saturday, July 13th at 8:00 pm. Joined by his band, The Shiny Liars, this alt-country evening reflects Steve's southern upbringing. Inspired by artists such as Damien Jurado, Night Beds, Wilco, and others, a few of which Kazee will cover in the show, these special evenings showcase the tunes planned for his debut album, which he'll be recording this summer! In addition to winning the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album for Once, Broadway has embraced Steve in roles including Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot, Starbuck, opposite Audra McDonald, in Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, and Edward Albee's Seascape. There is a $45-$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 Monday & Wednesday, July 8th & 10th at 9:30 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.

NE: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC WITH MARY CROWE

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, July 10th the featured guest will be Mary Crowe. She will be performing a set of her original songs. Pianist for the open mic is Tom LaMark. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).


DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS MARIE-CLAIRE

Jazz vocalist Marie-claire will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 ) on Wednesday, July 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Marie was born in Dominica West Indies and moved to the Bronx, New York as a child. Due to her love of the two cultures, she has split her time between both places as an international performer. She was classically trained to sing opera by Maestro Guido Caputo and Maestro Frascati of the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy. Further training includes two years under Marc Forrest in Los Angeles and exclusive study under Raymond Buckingham in New York City. It was Buckingham who recognized the rich and deep vocal timbre of her voice, discovering she is a rare operatic contralto. This discovery, in tandem with her extensive vocal training, led to her debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Grand Opera Company in the roles of Maddalena from Verdi's Rigoletto and Azucena from Verdi's Il Trovatore. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: LIVE JAZZ WEDNESDAYS AT VU SUA WITH ELAINE DAME

Jazz Singer Elaine Dame is thrilled to announce her new musical endeavor: 'Live Jazz Wednesdays' to be celebrated weekly at VU SUA (2925 North Halsted, Chicago, IL - 773-360-8816) from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. She will be appearing, along with featured guitarist Kyle Asche, at Lakeview's newest French-influenced Vietnamese restaurant. For more than 15 years, Ms. Dame has headlined the finest venues in Chicago, the Midwest and the nation. Her debut recording Comes Love, on Chicago's own blujazz record label was released to wide critical acclaim and international radio play. Since 1998, Kyle Asche has become an integral and in-demand guitarist on the Chicago jazz scene. Mr. Asche was awarded as a semi-finalist in the prestigious 2005 Thelonious Monk International Guitar Competition, and also released his debut recording that year to rave reviews. The former Erwin space now houses Vu Sua, a French-influenced Vietnamese restaurant from Macku Chan, the chef/owner of Macku Sushi in Lincoln Park. The Vietnam-born chef incorporates Asian influences into dishes such as a crepe with seafood, bean sprouts, onions, and fish sauce and lobster dumplings. There is no cover charge, no minimum.

SF: ASHWIN BATISH PRESENTS SITAR POWER AT YOSHI'S

Ashwin Batish Presents Sitar Power at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, July 10th at 8:00 pm. Ashwin Batish is an extraordinary sitarist and tabla player. He received training in the North Indian classical tradition from his father S.D. Batish and later created his own unique fusion of Indian classical sitar with pop, rock, jazz, calypso, funk... an example of a few hybrids he excels at. He is famous for such songs as the Bombay Boogie, Raga Rock, Raga Jazz, Casbah Shuffle and Sitar Mania. His pioneering efforts in worldbeat music have earned him critical reviews and great respect in the music community. There is a $22 cover.


AUS: DOROTHY PARKER'S SWEET RELEASE OF DEATH WITH LUCY GRANSBURY

Lucy Gransbury brings her acclaimed show Dorothy Parker's Sweet Release of Death to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday & Wednesday, and Sunday, July 9th, 10th & 14th at 8:00 pm and Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 13th, at 7:00 pm at 9:00 pm. Entertaining for Parker fans and enlightening for newcomers, everyone should spend a little time with the lady who coined the phrases 'one-night-stand', 'queer', and 'what the hell'. Throw in a few songs, a shady past and a vendetta against Winnie The Pooh, and you've got yourself a thigh-slapping hour with Dorothy Parker. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: DAVID QUIRK - SHAKING HANDS WITH DANGER

David Quirk returns to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Wednesday, July 10th at 9:30 pm for one night only with his award-winning show 'Shaking Hands With Danger' before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe. A triumph at the Australian festivals this year, it won David the Piece of Wood Award (the comedians' choice award) as well as excellent reviews and a nomination for Best of the Fest in Sydney. It's a good show by a bad person, about lovers, infidels and a flight with Slash. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: KAREN KOHLER IN DAS KABARETT AT CRAZY COQS

German-American singer/actress Karen Kohler brings her show DAS KABARETT to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 9th through 13th at 8:00 pm. Karen presents the songs of cabaret hotbeds Berlin and Paris, and blends them with their modern counterparts. Leigh Thompson accompanies Karen on piano. Singing in five languages, her chosen composers range from Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollaender, Charles Dumont, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, to contemporary story-tellers Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and more. Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all three major New York cabaret awards - Nightlife, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets and concert halls across the USA and worldwide. As a singer and actress, she is known for bridging distinctly different sensibilities and songbooks with art that is as intellectually penetrating as it is sensual and provocative.


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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: 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: EX STRIPPER & MISTRESS, LISA FAITH PHILLIPS, REVEALS ALL

Lisa Faith Phillips' new show 'Savvy Secrets of Successful Mistresses' will be presented as part of the East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59TH STREET THEATER (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212.279.4200 ) on Tuesday through Thursday, July 9th (6:30 pm), 10th (8:30 pm) and 11th (6:30 pm). Charismatic comedian and former stripper, Dr. Faith whips up a self-help seminar with original songs such as "How to Be a Bad Girl" and "The Fellatio Tango." Through the character of Dr. Faith, Lisa gives takes you though the hilarious secrets with a riding crop, maracas and witty original songs, such as "Help Me, Dr. Faith" and "I Can Not Get Enough". Drawing on her colorful experiences, working as a stripper to pay her way through graduate school at the London School of Economics, and her background in stand-up comedy and music, Lisa with Ellen Mandel weave topical humor and song into a clever, thought-provoking and ultimately touching show. Part comedy, part cabaret, part two-woman theater piece, it all adds up to an evening of sophisticated, fun entertainment. The performance features original songs by Phillips and Mandel from the winning anthem "Help Me Dr. Faith" to the hilarious "I Can Not Get Enough" and Ellen's touching ballads "Wasn't Such a Big Affair" to her bring-down-the-house blues "Smile When You Say Good-bye". A sing-along with a touch of discipline tops off the entertaining evening. Tickets are $18.


NYC: TONY CORRAO & BAND MAKE METROPOLITAN DEBUT

Tony Corrao and his band croons the music of the Great American song book at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) on Tuesday, July 9th at 7:00 pm. Brooklyn native Tony Corrao makes his Metropolitan Room debut in his show, "Finally..." His love of music is evident in the passion he delivers with each of his performances. His elegant sense of swing and style will transport you back to the era of high society and sophistication. His mission is to keep the music of the Great American Songbook alive and kicking. Tony has performed at a number of jazz venues in NYC/NJ/Philadelphia, private events and weddings. Tony was a cast member of the 2012 "Sinatra Birthday Bash" at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ., an annual musical celebration of Frank Sinatra in honor of his birthday. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. Performance begin on Tuesday, July 9th with 2 shows, at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The show continues every night through Thursday, July 18th, with additional dates on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, July 23rd, 25th & 26th, with a final show on Tuesday, July 30th. Showtimes vary each night so see the BEECHMAN website. Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the woman's Suffragette movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed. Tickets available through https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/922622- plus there is a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

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

NYC: 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: LOUIS HAYES "CANNONBALL ADDERLEY LEGACY" AT BIRDLAND

Louis Hayes presemts "Cannonball Adderley Legacy" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 8th through 13th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. For more than forty years, drummer Louis Hayes has been a catalyst for energetic, unrelenting swing in his self led bands, as well as in those whose respective leaders reads like an encyclopedia of straight ahead post-bop modern jazz. Hayes himself an authentic architect of post-bop swing, began his professional activities at the tender age of 18. He started with tenor saxophonist, flautist and oboist Yusef Lateef who like Hayes is a Detroit native (other jazz luminaries hailing from the "motor city" include the Jones brothers, Elvin, Hank and Thad, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Tommy Flanagan and many others). After the stint with Lateef, Hayes went on to rhythmically propel groups led by pianist Horace Silver, legendary saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and pianist Oscar Peterson. For the last twenty-plus years, Louis has led or co-led some of the most uncompromisingly swinging groups in all of jazz. Each unit has displayed tight-knit harmonic cohesion and hard-driving consistency as part of its signature. With so much activity in his past, Louis could easily rest comfortably on his laurels. But being a forward thinker and doer, Hayes operates "in the present!" His recent groups boasts some of the cream of jazz' recent crop. Saxophonist Louis Hayes posses an embarrassment of riches. His story, still being told, contains a glorious past, a vibrant present and an ever promising future. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: GATO BARBIERI

Gato Barbieri will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 ) on Tuesday, July 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Mystical yet fiery, passionately romantic yet supremely cool - you hear those first few notes from that instantly recognizable tenor, and know you're in the unique musical world of Gato Barbieri. His enduring career has covered virtually the entire jazz landscape, from free jazz with trumpeter Don Cherry and avant-garde in the mid-'60s, to film scoring and his ultimate embrace of Latin music throughout the '70s and '80s. Barbieri began playing tenor saxophone with his own band in the late '50s and moved to Rome with his Italian-born first wife Michelle in 1962, where he began collaborating with Cherry. The two recorded two albums for Blue Note: Complete Communion (1965) and Symphony for Improvisers (1966), both of which are considered classics of free group improvisation. He also collaborated with Steve Lacy, Abdullah Ibrahim, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley and the Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Stanley Clarke, Airto Moreira, Chico O'Farrell, and Lonnie Liston Smith during this period. There is a $30-$45 cover.



NYC: THE GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA

The GrandMothers Of Invention featuring legendary Zappa Alumni Don Preston & Napoleon Murphy Brock bring their 'One Size Fits All And More' US Tour to IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Tuesday, March 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Having just completed a month long European tour of performances in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, the GrandMothers Of Invention, once again are touring America. This time around the ensemble will be performing the ONE SIZE FITS ALL album in its entirety, along with other Moi/Frank Zappa favorites from Bongo Fury, Overnite Sensation, Roxy & Elsewhere, Uncle Meat And Were Only In It For The Money! There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE WBGO JAZZ SERIES WITH ROBERTA GAMBARINI & THE GEORGE COLEMAN QUARTET 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 9th, with performances at 7:00 & 9:00 pm, the featured artists are Roberta Gambarini & The George Coleman Quartet. The extraordinary Italian jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini has just returned from an extensive Far East tour with her own band. Roberta regularly thrills audiences in the U.S., Europe, and Asia singing with the Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Orchestra or the Roy Hargrove Quintet. The legendary and powerful Memphis-born jazz saxophone virtuoso George Coleman gained his first international recognition as an outstanding member of the Miles Davis Quintet with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams, and he has been making modern jazz history ever since as a bandleader and recording artist. Roberta Gambarini, Vocals; George Coleman, Tenor Saxophone; Mike Ledonne, Piano; Ray Drummond, Bass; and Joe Farnsworth, Drums. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE, HOSTED BY SUSIE MOSHER

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents BACKSTAGE, Broadway's Tuesday night cocktail party/songfest, hosted by Susie Mosher at 10:30 pm. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Mosher guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform. Members of the "Backstage repertory company", featuring some of New York's most exciting musical theatre talent, are on hand each week to sing everything from Schwartz to Sondheim. Special guest stars on July 9th are Annie Funke (Lucille Lortel Award Winner, It There is I Haven't Found It Yet, Hairspray), Jeannette Bayardelle (Hair, The Color Purple), Will Taylor (Chorus Line, Le Cage Aux Folles), Bobby Cronin (composer, The Concrete Jungle), Melanie Field (Evita), Stacy Sullivan (celebrated chanteuse), Annie Brummel (Wicked tour), Nick Cordero (Rock of Ages) and Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys).. No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

DC: TONY MARTUCCI QUINTET AT BLUES ALLEY

The Tony Martucci Quintet will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 ) on Tuesday July 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tony's professional career began over 25 years ago. During that time he has performed in clubs, concerts, festivals, on television and recorded with some of the greatest names in music both in this country and abroad. A partial list of his credits include work with the following musicians: Mose Allison, Gary Burton, Charlie Byrd, Eddie Daniels, George Garzone, Joe Henderson, Fred Hersch, Steve Kessler, The Jose Limon Dance Company, Joe Lovano, James Moody, Don Patterson, Dewey Redman, Joshua Redman, Sonny Stitt, Dave Valentin, Kenny Werner and Glenn Wilson. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

After a successful Yoshi's San Francisco debut on Tuesday, June 11th, The Tommy Igoe Big Band has a new home at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on select Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians!. Tommy Igoe is one of the world's most prominent drummers and bandleaders. He began drumming at the age of two and has gone on to craft a unique and diverse career traveling the world with many iconic artists, both as drummer and music director. In 1997, he created the drum book for Disney's "The Lion King," a seminal Broadway event performed in more than 50 countries around the world. During his time with the original company, he served as principal drummer and conductor. He has also created several of the world's best-selling music education titles including "Groove Essentials" and "Great Hands For A Lifetime" with the original "Groove Essentials" poster fast approaching 500,000 copies. His new Bay Area recording studio serves both as a world-class recording facility and education site for online and private sessions. For the last seven years, his Birdland Big Band has been the most popular weekly music event in New York City, maintaining a Friday residency at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club. His newest band, hand-picked from the Bay's unique world-class talent, makes its Yoshi's San Francisco debut. there is a $22 cover (see YOSHI'S website for additional dates).

AUS: DOROTHY PARKER'S SWEET RELEASE OF DEATH WITH LUCY GRANSBURY

Lucy Gransbury brings her acclaimed show Dorothy Parker's Sweet Release of Death to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 - ) on Tuesday & Wednesday, and Sunday, July 9th, 10th & 14th at 8:00 pm and Thursday through Sunday, July 11th through 13th, at 7:00 pm at 9:00 pm. Entertaining for Parker fans and enlightening for newcomers, everyone should spend a little time with the lady who coined the phrases 'one-night-stand', 'queer', and 'what the hell'. Throw in a few songs, a shady past and a vendetta against Winnie The Pooh, and you've got yourself a thigh-slapping hour with Dorothy Parker. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: KAREN KOHLER IN DAS KABARETT AT CRAZY COQS

German-American singer/actress Karen Kohler brings her show DAS KABARETT to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 9th through 13th at 8:00 pm. Karen presents the songs of cabaret hotbeds Berlin and Paris, and blends them with their modern counterparts. Leigh Thompson accompanies Karen on piano. Singing in five languages, her chosen composers range from Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollaender, Charles Dumont, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, to contemporary story-tellers Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and more. Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all three major New York cabaret awards - Nightlife, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets and concert halls across the USA and worldwide. As a singer and actress, she is known for bridging distinctly different sensibilities and songbooks with art that is as intellectually penetrating as it is sensual and provocative.


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

Jonathan Whitton (Bistro & MAC Award Winner, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH) continues his critically lauded concert residency with guitarist Aaron Jones at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with his new show BLACK SHEEP CARNIVAL. Performances are once a month through 2013 with initial dates scheduled for Mondays, July 8th & August 5th at 7:30 pm. BLACK SHEEP CARNIVAL draws on song selections from his critically acclaimed, sold-out 2012 concert series, THE FREE RESIDENCY, amongst a plethora of new material which will change throughout the residency. Musical selections for BLACK SHEEP CARNIVAL include songs from an eclectic group of contemporary musicians including Kate Bush, Michael Callen, Amy Correia, Kate McGarrigle, Patty Griffin, Sufjan Stevens, John Vanderslice, & Rufus Wainwright. Celebrated for headlining both the Highline Ballroom & BB King Blues Club as Hedwig in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Jonathan Whitton follows up his award-winning 2007 NYC solo-concert debut in collaboration with indie-musician/guitarist Aaron Jones. Whitton has been seen recently in NYC productions of EVEN FOR ONE NIGHT (Dixon Place), RAZIA'S SHADOW (Joe's Pub), THE DISNEY DIARIES (dir. Michele Pawk, Laurie Beechman), SEPARATE: BATTLE SONGS OF YOUTH (Ars Nova), & THE YELLOW WOOD (dir. Brian Yorkey, New World Stages). Regionally, he has starred in productions of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, HEDWIG, CABARET, & SANTALAND DIARIES. He has been seen on stage at such NYC venues as Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Ars Nova, Highline Ballroom, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program Graduate Aaron Jones serves as Music Director. Jones is a composer/performer based out of Brooklyn whose experimental musical, OF HONEY BEES AND THE BREVITY OF SUCH THINGS, ran at 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts in Brooklyn. Upon completion of his concept album DEAR DEAR FRIEND, he is currently at work on a new puppet/dance show, BOSEY JOE IS DEAD AGAIN. He spends his summer in residency at Perry-Mansfield School of Performing Arts. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: 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: TOM ROCCO APPEARING IN THE 2013 FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL

MAC Award winning cabaret performer Tom Rocco, will be performing his cabaret show, "My Big, Fat, Proposition 8 Wedding" as part of the 2013 Fresh Fruit Festival on Monday, July 8th at 9:00 pm at THE WILD PROJECT (195 East 3rd Street, NYC - TKTS:www.freshfruitfestival.com/ ). This evening of songs (some familiar, some lesser-known) and light-hearted anecdotes follows Rocco's unconventional path to wedded bliss. A Broadway and off-Broadway veteran, Rocco has been seen on the NYC cabaret stages of Joe's Pub, Don't Tell Mama, Ars Nova, and The Metropolitan Room and has recently been hitting the road with this show. He's also performed at fundraisers for The Trevor Project, Human Rights Campaign and Equal Rights Washington. The festival (which runs from July 8th through July 21st in NYC) is presented by All Out Arts to celebrate the LGBTQ community's unique perspective, creativity & diversity, and to build links between the LGBTQ artistic communities, be they local or international. Tickets are $18.

NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT TONIGHT ON RESTAURANT ROW


Now in it's 7th month, 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. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard.Chris Barrett's career highlights include repeat engagements at New York's Stanhope, Carlyle, Pierre, UN Plaza and Westbury Hotels. Also in New York he has appeared in cabaret at The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, Helen's Hideaway Room, Danny's Skylight Room, Judy's Chelsea, L'Omnibus d' Maxims; The Reprise Room at Dillon's and the famed FireBird Cafe. He most recently concluded a four month run at upstairs at San Martin, NYC. There is no cover charge.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

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

NYC: METROPOLITAN ROOM'S 6TH ANNUAL METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE

Week one trials for contestants METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE will take place on Monday, July 8th. at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Contestants in this first round include Nikita White, Kathryn Holtkamp, Alyssa Palotta, Lea Anderson, Kerrie Bond, Patricia Adams, Rob Davis, Rachel Winell, Christine St.Pierre, Karen Gross, Romy Balvers, Jason Morris, Rebekah Lowin, Chrysten Peddie, Nathan Peterman, Go Mahan, Debra Wassum, Christopher Moll, Jeremy Lawrence, and Dominique Solano. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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: 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: LES PAUL MONDAY'S FEATURING JIMMY BRUNO AND PETER BERNSTEIN

Les Paul Monday's will feature Jimmy Bruno and Peter Bernstein with The Les Paul Trio on Monday, July 8th at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jimmy Bruno, a master jazz guitarist and jazz educator, is one of the most critically acclaimed jazz guitarists performing today. Jimmy came to prominence as a jazz musician in the 1990′s, after a successful twenty-year career as a sought-after commercial guitarist and session musician. A Philadelphia native, he was born into a family no strangers to the music world. Jimmy's father played guitar on the 1959 hit "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" with Frank Virtue. Jimmy's mom was a gifted singer. Living in such a musical household, playing guitar eight to ten hours a day was normal for this south Philly kid. He studied jazz improvisation with local Philly bass legend Al Stauffer and to develop technique, taught himself to play the rigorous and exacting classical violin etudes of Wohlfahrt and Paganini. Although he briefly considered leveraging his perfect SAT scores into medical school, a summer guitar gig in Wildwood NJ changed the direction of Jimmy's life forever, putting him into the path of Buddy Rich. Born in New York City, Peter Bernstein began playing piano when he was 8 but switched to guitar when he was 13, learning the instrument primarily by ear. He studied Jazz at Rutgers University with Ted Dunbar, and Kenny Barron. He completed his degree at The New School in New York City, where he met and studied with one of his mentors and influences Jim Hall. In 1990, Hall asked Bernstein to play in an invitational jazz guitar festival in which John Scofield and Pat Metheny were performing. Bernstein and Hall performed as a duo, and have played together in this context throughout Peter's career. That same year soul jazz great Lou Donaldson discovered Bernstein and Hall played on several of Lou's records. Throughout the 1990s, Bernstein was at the forefront of contemporary jazz; he played with Joshua Redman, Melvin Rhyne, Diana Krall, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart, Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Roy Hargrove, Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano, Jack McDuff, Lonnie Smith, Eric Alexander, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, Mike LeDonne and many more. Bernstein is known for his clean, warm guitar tone and his lyrical melodic lines. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE KAZEE MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

The 2012 Tony Award winner Steve Kazee for his performance as Guy in Once makes his 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) debut with this, his very first chance to share his original songs with New York audiences! Performances are Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, July 8th, 10th & 11th at 7:00 pm; and Friday, July 12th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm; and Saturday, July 13th at 8:00 pm. Joined by his band, The Shiny Liars, this alt-country evening reflects Steve's southern upbringing. Inspired by artists such as Damien Jurado, Night Beds, Wilco, and others, a few of which Kazee will cover in the show, these special evenings showcase the tunes planned for his debut album, which he'll be recording this summer! In addition to winning the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album for Once, Broadway has embraced Steve in roles including Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot, Starbuck, opposite Audra McDonald, in Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, and Edward Albee's Seascape. There is a $45-$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 Monday & Wednesday, July 8th & 10th at 9:30 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.

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.

DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS Y'ANNA CRAWLEY

Y'Anna Crawley will be appearing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, July 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Crawley is the 2009 (Season II Winner) of BET's Sunday Best. She's a native Washingtonian, product of DC Public Schools, and proud alum of Eastern High School. While she was a student at Eastern she was a member of its Award Winning Choir, and mentored by its director Dr. Joyce Garrett. Her love for music and heart for people are what keeps her motivated and dedicated to her gift. Y'Anna has sang background vocals for a variety of artists to include, Genobia Jeter-Jones, Glenn Jones, Raheem DeVaughn, Angie Stone, Chrisette Michelle, Jennifer Lopez, & Ledisi. 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.


LON: TIM FLAVIN IN CRAVIN' FOR FLAVIN AT CRAZY COQS

The perennially popular Tim Flavin brings his show CRAVIN' FOR FLAVIN: Memoirs of a Broadway Gypsy to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, July 8th at 8:00 pm, with Colin Billing at the piano. Flavin, the First American actor to be presented with the Laurence Olivier Award (for his performance in Rodgers and Hart's On Your Toes at the Palace Theatre) looks back at at his early years on the New York stage. Tim's career encompasses stage, radio, tv and film. West End credits include the role of Billy Buck Chandler in My One and Only at the Piccadilly Theatre, for which he was again nominated for an Olivier Award for best actor in a musical. The role of Bobby Child in Crazy for You at the Prince Edward earned another best actor nomination. Other stage roles are simply too numerous to list. His television and film credits include Any Human Heart for Channel 4. On radio, he has performed on Songs from the Shows, Friday Night is Music Night and Anything Goes. call Call for cover/minimum information.


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