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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 15th to July 21st



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JULY 21st

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NYC: MARY FORTER CONKLIN AT NORTH SQUARE

NORTH SQUARE (103 Waverly Place, NYC - 212 254-1200) presents Brunch with Jazz/Cabaret vocalist Mary Foster Conklin on Sunday, July 21st with sets at 12:30 & 2:00 pm. She is joined by Tony Romano on guitar and Gary Wang on bass. Mary has appeared in theatres, jazz clubs and cabarets in the metropolitan New York area and throughout the United States and Canada. A New Jersey native who came to New York to pursue theatre work, her transformation from actor to jazz singer began when she joined drummer/composer Art Lillard's 16-piece Heavenly Band and her song selections naturally shifted from show tunes to blues, Latin and bebop. As a leader, her sets are a mix of contemporary material and standards, with an emphasis on the lesser known treasures of the Great American Songbook. InNew York, Conklin's talents have earned her a place on the stages of The Blue Note, The Iridium, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Metropolitan Room and the Triad Theatre. She can also be seen from time to time singing off various fire escapes as The Lady in the Red Dress with the notorious Renegade Cabaret. No cover or minimum. (Ask for seating in the music room.)


NYC: NASHVILLE STAR AARON CRITES WITH THE NEW COUNTRY

Nashville Star Aaron Crites brings his show 'The New Country' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for a series of 4 shows, Sunday, July 21st at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, July 24th at 9:30 pm and Friday & Saturday, July 26th (7:00 pm) & 27th (9:30 pm). Aaron Crites is a self proclaimed "Rock-a-billy" Songwriter/ Solo artist out of Nashville Tennessee. Whether he is putting a new twist on a Rock and Roll classic from the 50s and 60s, or sharing an original (with roots in Country, Rock, and Blues), Crites is sure to offer up an entertaining performance. Originally from the middle of nowhere (Casey, Illinois) Aaron arrived in Nashville in mid 2012. His unique vocal, lyric and guitar styles set his original songs in a category of their own and his spin on classics like RING OF FIRE and HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN takes these standards to a new place. OPENING ACT: Singer/Songwriter Nikki Armstrong has been compared to a wide variety of singers such as Anita O'Day, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin. She is noted for her soulful interpretations of material from blues and standards to rock. Accompanied by the immensely talented pianist Mel Nelson. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON - THEME IS 'COMING HOME'

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 21st from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Coming Home!". Guest Host and pianist will be Bill Zeffiro. Co-Host will be Lianne Marie Dobbs. In the spotlight: Marissa Mulder. 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.

ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN PRESENTS 'AS I PLEASE' - A FREE FORM MIX OF MUSIC
ON THE AIR AND STREAMED ON THE INTERNET


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 21st, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the theme "As I Please" a free-form mix of music! You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for this show and future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .

NYC: SAM DAVIS FEATURING DAVID HYDE PIERCE, LIZ CALLAWAY & CHARLES BUSCH

Featuring special performances from Broadway legends David Hyde Pierce, Liz Callaway, and more, Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer Sam Davis makes his debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, July 21st at 7:00 pm with a concert of new songs celebrating the release of the original cast album of his hit Off-Broadway musical comedy, Bunnicula. Featuring performances by the original company as well as the show's book writer, the irrepressible Charles Busch, this special evening is directed by Bunnicula lyricist Mark Waldrop. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: OLD WOMAN, NEW MATERIAL WITH JACKIE HOFFMAN

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


NYC: LINDSAY MENDEZ & MARCO PAGUIA CELEBRATE NEW CD "THIS TIME"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series present Broadway's Lindsay Mendez (currently Elphaba in Wicked) and pianist Marco Paguia on the historic stage at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with one show on Sunday, July 21st at 6:00 pm. The duo will be celebrating the release of their new recording, "This Time." The new CD is a 13-song collection, which offers an eclectic mix of songs, reimagining tracks from popular music and blending elements of jazz, soul and rock into the familiar setting of an acoustic piano trio and vocalist.Reinterpretations include tracks by Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Fiona Apple, The Cars, Joni Mitchell, John Legend and more. Joining Mendez and Paguia will be Pete Donovan (bass) and Tommy Crane (drums). There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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

NYC: SEU JORGE WITH NEW CD AT THE BLUE NOTE

Seu Jorge will be performing songs from his new CD and other favorits at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday & Thursday, July 17th & 18th, plus Saturday & Sunday, July 20th & 21st and Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Listening to this remarkable album for the first time you'll surely be struck first by the deep, soul-piercing voice of that great Brazilian singer, Seu Jorge.Many may know him as an actor for his screen-stealing performances in the likes of Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic, Fernando Meirelles' City Of God and Walter Salles' Linha de Passe, but Seu has known since he was a child that we was destined to sing. He's a Brazilian singer who speaks the truth through samba, to paraphrase a well-known Seu Jorge quote. But this project is about a band: Almaz. Drummer Pupillo and guitarist Lucio Maia from the stalwart Nacao Zumbi; bassist and composer Antonio Pinto from the soundstages of movies starring Seu Jorge. They came together naturally to record a song for a Salles film; they enjoyed the experience so much that they recorded an entire album of music that inspired them. Songs famous within the Brazilian diaspora mesh with classic American and European soul songs begging for a bit of psychedelic samba. They enlisted producer and fellow Brazileiro Mario C. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) to put the finishing touches on the project. Their album is both warm and dark; psychedelic and yet grounded, uplifting but at times somber. To listen to it is to join them in the studio, where the only bandleader is the music and the only agenda is to follow your heart. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: IRIDIUM PRESENTS MANUEL VALERA & NEW CUBAN EXPRESS

Keystone Korner Nights/Todd Barkan presents Grammy Nominated Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, July 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. New Cuban Express - which marks Valera's sixth record as a leader and a new direction in his playing and writing-consists of eleven Valera originals and two covers, focusing on material derived from the Afro-Cuban tradition. Based in New York City, 2013 Grammy nominated artist, pianist and composer Manuel Valera was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Since arriving in NYC, he has become well known in the NYC modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artist as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto, Jeff "Tain" Watts, John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Joel Frahm, Yosvany Terry among many others. Manuel is also the leader of the New Cuban Express. His 6th record as a leader New Cuban Express was released in June/2012 and is nominated for the 2013 Grammys in the Best Latin Jazz Album category. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE HEATH BROTHERS AT DIZZY'S

The Heath Brothers (Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums; Jeb Patton, piano; David Wong, bass) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, July 18th through 21st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath is a living legend who has made essential contributions to jazz and played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. Joined on the drums by his equally revered brother, Albert "Tootie" Heath, and their recording band comprised of Jeb Patton and David Wong, this show will exemplify bebop, hard bop, and straight-ahead jazz of the highest caliber. Jazz fanatics should not miss these jazz masters, and anyone interested in learning more about the tradition should consider this a perfect opportunity. Call for cover/minimum information.


CT: LEON RUSSELL AT THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE

Multi-instrumentalist and renowned session musician Leon Russell will perform at THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE ( 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT - 203-438-5795) on Sunday, July 21st at 8:00 pm. He is joined by special guest PJ Pacifico. Leon has released over 30 albums and has collaborated with legends such as The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. As a prolific songwriter, Leon has penned songs for countless artists including "Delta Lady" for Joe Cocker. With hits of his own from "Tight Rope" to "A Song For You" and more, Leon Russell returns after his dynamic sold-out performance in 2006 as part of the Guinness Black Lager Rock Series and underwritten by The Toy Chest. Tickets are $47.50.

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: JAZZ VOCALIST SHARON CLARK AT BLUES ALLEY

Washington, DC standout SharOn Clark will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Sunday, July 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Sharon has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the USA and Europe. Ms. Clark makes her debut in Israel this spring as part of another multi-country tour. 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 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.


L.A.: DIAPERS, DISHES AND DREAMS WITH MARK REIS AT PALM DESERT'S NEWMAN THEATER

Mark Reis makes his Desert debut in a cabaret style concert on Sunday, July 21st 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). "Diapers, Dishes, and Dreams" is a new show based on Mr. Reis dancing and performance life from countless Broadway musicals including 3 years in the original production of "Fosse" and throughout the U.S. and Europe. It also deals with his years as a choreographer, teacher, yoga instructor, partner and father, having adopted a son Bodhi, then stay home dad, and now author of his first children's book entitled "A Smile for Everyone". "Diapers, Dishes, and Dreams" recently sold out Sterling's At The Federal in LA and Mark was invited to perform it for the San Diego Fringe Festival this summer. Created and written by Mark, the show was originally directed by Ron Kellum and choreographed by Hector Guerrero, and will feature musical director Bryan Pezzone on the piano. Told through stories, song and dance, the piece will hopefully motivate, and inspire, make you laugh and maybe even cry. There is a $10 cash cover.

L.A.: SHARON McNIGHT & GREGG MARX TOGETHER AGAIN ... FOR THE FIRST TIME

Show business has championed many male/female singing duos, greats like: Steve and Eydie, Donnie & Marie; Jonathan & Darlene Edwards. Now two award-winning entertainers and audience favorites, Sharon McNight and Gregg Marx, will have their names added to that list for one night only as they present an all new show, TOGETHER AGAIN ... FOR THE FIRST TIME at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700) on Sunday, July 21st at 7:00 pm. They will be accompanied by John Randall on the piano. Gregg Marx came to prominence as Tom Hughes on CBS' "As The World Turns" for which he was the recipient of an Emmy as Best Supporting Actor. He also starred for three years on NBC's "Days of Our Lives" in the role of David Banning. Gregg has received enthusiastic receptions from audiences at Catalina's and Vibrato in Los Angeles and The Metropolitan Room in New York and most recently at the Rrazz Room in San Francisco. Sharon McNight was nominated for a Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her starring role in Starmites and received the prestigious Theater World Award as Best Broadway debut. Sharon is celebrating 30 award winning years dedicated to providing bravura performances whenever she steps on the stage. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THE COUP PLUS RAW-G AT YOSHI'S

Revolutionary musical collective The Coup and Raw G, notorious for passionate flow and deep poetry are joined on Sunday, July 21st at 8:00 pm ay YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600). The Coup's new album Sorry To Bother You is available now via Anti- Records. The Coup consists of vocalist-writer and activist Boots Riley accompanied by a versatile cadre of musicians. Sorry To Bother You is an audacious new work by a visionary band. The tracks merge danceable beats, punk urgency and the astute social commentary of hip-hop to craft a refreshingly unique sound that draws from the past but never sounds anything but futuristic. Blending Hip Hop culture with a revolutionary state of mind, Raw G was born and raised in GDL City, Mexico and Raw G was dealt a great deal of struggle at a young age. After losing her father, she began expressing her feelings of pain through writing, and began identifying to such artists like KRS-One, 2Pac and the Fugees, relating to the harsh reality depicted in their music. She is currently participating in community events while recording a studio album which will be released in 2013. There is a $26 cover.


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: INSTANT ORDER - TRIAL BY AUDIENCE

'Instant Order - Trial by Audience' will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Friday through Sunday, July 19th through 21st at 9:00 pm (8:0 pm Sunday). The show is a high-tension criminal investigation comedy which casts the audience as the jury. Using their deductive mastermind skills, watch as the case unfolds and the criminal is brought to justice based on their decisions. Featuring new guest performers every night! Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: TAMI SUSSMAN - WHEN I PEAKED AT 17

Sydney-based storyteller Tami Sussman presents 'When I Peaked at 17' at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Saturday (10:30 pm) and Sunday (9:30 pm) July 20th & 21st. In the show, she blends spoken word poetry with stand-up comedy, to take the audience on a thrilling journey across an autobiographical landscape of broken hearts, relationship mishaps and growing pains. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT MISS HOPE SPRINGS

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

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SATURDAY - JULY 20th

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

Jude Treder-Wolff's "Crazytown: my first psychopath" will be performed at the JEWEL BOX THEATER WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor East, NYC - TKTS: https://web.ovationtix.com/ ) on Wednesday, July 17th at 7:30 pm; Saturday, July 20th at 3:00 pm; Monday, July 22nd at 6:00 pm; Thursday, July 25th at 7:30 pm; and Tuesday, July 30th at 8:30 pm. "Crazytown: my first psychopath" is real-life creative arts therapist's comic take - and true story underscored by original songs – about a shocking encounter with a deceptive, dangerous person - the nicest guy you never want to meet. Musical Director: Wells Hanley. The show is part of the Midtown International Theater Fest . Tickets are $18.

NYC: THE JOE FRANKLIN SHOW AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

A special edition of The Joe Franklin Show will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, July 20th ar 7:00 pm with side-kick, Bernie Furshpan and starring Joe Franklin Show himself. Joe Franklin started in radio when he was 17, as a record librarian at a New York City's WNEW. Even then, he knew his oddball trivia, and the station soon gave him a 15-minute show dedicated to nostalgia about vaudeville. Franklin started in the new medium of television in 1950, pretty much inventing the talk show. The Joe Franklin Show was the longest-running talk show in TV when it ended in 1990, though it has since been eclipsed in longevity by The Tonight Show. Franklin says he did more than 28,000 episodes of the show, which works out to about 1.9 episodes per day over 40 years, so it must be the longest run for one show with one host. In his own publicity, Franklin says he's the "King of Entertainment, schtick and patter; the last of the organic talk show hosts". He estimates he's interviewed about 300,000 people on the air, including so many stand-up comics he wrote a book about them, Joe Franklin's Encyclopedia of Comedians. Franklin has always been a huge nostalgia and trivia buff, and here's an odd bit of trivia: his best friend in childhood was Bernard Schwartz, who grew up to be Tony Curtis. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

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

NYC: THE BILLY CHILDS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Billy Childs Quartet, featuring: Billy Childs (piano), Steve Wilson (alto sax), Scott Colley (bass), Johnathan Blake (drums) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, July 16th through 20th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist/composer and Los Angeles native Billy Childs apprenticed with jazz legends Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the 1970s and 80s before striking out on a solo career that would find him deftly melding the worlds of jazz and classical music and earning 10 Grammy nominations and 3 Grammy awards. Along the way, Childs has collaborated with a diverse array of artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Kronos Quartet, Wynton Marsalis and Chris Botti. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SEU JORGE WITH NEW CD AT THE BLUE NOTE

Seu Jorge will be performing songs from his new CD and other favorits at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday & Thursday, July 17th & 18th, plus Saturday & Sunday, July 20th & 21st and Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Listening to this remarkable album for the first time you'll surely be struck first by the deep, soul-piercing voice of that great Brazilian singer, Seu Jorge.Many may know him as an actor for his screen-stealing performances in the likes of Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic, Fernando Meirelles' City Of God and Walter Salles' Linha de Passe, but Seu has known since he was a child that we was destined to sing. He's a Brazilian singer who speaks the truth through samba, to paraphrase a well-known Seu Jorge quote. But this project is about a band: Almaz. Drummer Pupillo and guitarist Lucio Maia from the stalwart Nacao Zumbi; bassist and composer Antonio Pinto from the soundstages of movies starring Seu Jorge. They came together naturally to record a song for a Salles film; they enjoyed the experience so much that they recorded an entire album of music that inspired them. Songs famous within the Brazilian diaspora mesh with classic American and European soul songs begging for a bit of psychedelic samba. They enlisted producer and fellow Brazileiro Mario C. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) to put the finishing touches on the project. Their album is both warm and dark; psychedelic and yet grounded, uplifting but at times somber. To listen to it is to join them in the studio, where the only bandleader is the music and the only agenda is to follow your heart. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: MURALI CORYELL AT THE IRIDIUM

Son of jazz-rock fusion guitar legend Larry Coryell and author/actress Julie Coryell, contemporary soul blues artist Murali Coryell will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Saturday, July 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Murali grew up surrounded by great music - by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and Carlos Santana. Murali began playing drums at age 8 and continued through junior high school. He started playing guitar after discovering the blues in his early teens. He took lessons for a while but picked up most of what he learned from listening to the music of B.B. King and other blues guitar greats, from early Clapton, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix and Albert King. In additon to performing with his own group, Murali has toured as a featured artist with award winning blues artist Joe Louis Walker and his father, jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE HEATH BROTHERS AT DIZZY'S

The Heath Brothers (Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums; Jeb Patton, piano; David Wong, bass) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, July 18th through 21st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath is a living legend who has made essential contributions to jazz and played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. Joined on the drums by his equally revered brother, Albert "Tootie" Heath, and their recording band comprised of Jeb Patton and David Wong, this show will exemplify bebop, hard bop, and straight-ahead jazz of the highest caliber. Jazz fanatics should not miss these jazz masters, and anyone interested in learning more about the tradition should consider this a perfect opportunity. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: PATTI LUPONE RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) welcomes back two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone on Thursday through Saturday, July 18th through 20th, with the following schedule: July 18th at 7:00 & 9:30; July 19th at 8:00 pm; July 20th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Patti will be performing her critically acclaimed show, 'Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.... played that part.' She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten. There is am $85-$95 cover plus a $30 food/drink minimum.

NY STATE: WNYT ANCHORS STAR IN 'NO BOUNDARIES' A NEW MUSICAL JOURNEY

In the tradition of their successful summer Singing Anchors Mainstage shows, NewChannel 13 anchors Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn return to The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) on Saturday, July 20th at 2:00 & 8:00 pm & Sunday, July 21st at 2:00 pm. Their show, No Boundaries, is a new revue celebrating great sixties and seventies melodies. While fellow anchor Jerry Gretzinger is spreading his theatrical wings in a community theater production of The Music Man, the WNYT newswomen realize their performance fantasy to be part of a Girl Group, in the tradition of the Shirelles and the Supremes. Two of FORT SALEM THEATER's favorite personalities, Sue Caputo and Lynne Kerr, have been added to form a group with Benita and Jess. Susan Cicarelli Caputo has worked professionally since her first postgraduate job singing and dancing at Hershey Park. She was featured in several NYSTI shows, and often choreographs for Cap Rep in Albany. Lynne Kerr appeared as a teen on the Uncle Floyd television show and later in several Manhattan cabarets. Also appearing in No Boundaries is the Capital Region-based female barbershop quartet, Impromptu, four gals in their seventies who instruct the anchors what seventies music really is. On the opposite end of the age spectrum, teenagers Brendan Dailey, Emma Ibbottson and Carolyn Shields portray alter egos of the Singing Anchors, with Dailey's Gretzinger character poking good-natured fun at the absent male anchor. Call for cover/minimum information.

TOR: COLLEEN ALLEN AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The innovative and swinging multi-instrumentalist, Colleen Allen, who will be launching her brand new recording, Flashlight, performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, July 18th through 20th at 8:00 pm. Alberta-born saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Colleen Allen first launched her musical career in Toronto, and began her musical training with Pat LaBarbera at Humber College. She was subsequently mentored by such venerable fellow reed players as Vern Dorge, Ralph Bowen, Mike Murley and Kirk MacDonald. In more recent years, she has pursued further musical studies in jazz piano with Frank Falco and Jazz Improvisation with Chase Sanborn and Kelly Jefferson. Despite the respect and accolades that Allen garners from her performances with singer/songwriters and other ensembles, she continues to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music, rounding out her musical palette to include clarinet and flute with teachers Harold Gomez and Dianne Aitken. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: THE ETIENNE CHARLES QUINTET AT THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Etienne Charles Quintet will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th at 8:00 pm. Born on the Island of Trinidad in 1983, Etienne Charles defies easy musical categorization. Etienne has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. In June 2012, Etienne was awarded with a US Congressional Record for his musical contributions to the citizens of Trinidad & Tobago and the World. Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation or Eastern Caribbean origin, Etienne brings a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English and Dutch speaking Caribbean to the table. Crucially, as a soloist, he fully understands the New Orleans trumpet tradition (which is readily discernible in his trademark instrumental swagger) and what famed Crescent City Pianist, Jelly Roll Morton so succinctly captured in the now immortal phrase, 'The Spanish Tinge'. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: KLYMAXX "A DIVA & A TURNTABLE" AT BLUES ALLEY

Soul/R&B Legend Bernadette Cooper performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. the ever evolving Bernadette unveils her latest musical adventure: "Diva and a Turntable." A component of the currently touring KLYMAXX concerts, "Diva and a Turntable" is a show within a show, during which Bernadette presents a musical experience that is at once high energy and intimate. The stage show features fan favorites, "I Look Good (An Interview with Bernadette Cooper,)" "The Men All Pause," "Divas Need Love Too," "The Body Beautiful," "Sexy," "Just That Type of Girl," "Meeting in the Ladies Room," and more. 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.

CHI: LIFE IS A CABARET! THE MUSIC AND WORDS OF KANDER & EBB

The Auditorium Theatre's Summer Cabaret Series presents 'LIFE IS A CABARET! The Music and Words of Kander & Ebb' on Saturday, July 20th at 8:00 pm at AUDITORIUM THEATRE KATTEN LANDAU STUDIO (425 South Wabash, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL - 800-982-2787). A 50th Anniversary musical tribute to the legendary songwriting team that gave usChicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Cabaret and so many more Broadway hits! An intimate cabaret performance in the Auditorium's studio space, featuring Scott Gryder with Nick Sula on piano, and Phil Martin on drums. Tickets are $25-$35.

L.A.: FREDA PAYNE IN CONCERT AT CATALINA JAZZ CLUB

Grammy winner for "Band of Gold", Freda Payne will appear at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th at 8:30 pm. Freda has been singing jazz since she was in her teens. In this show, Freda celebrates the great ladies of jazz like Ella, Lena & Sarah along with a sprinkle of some R&B hits, as well. She will share many lovely personal stories of these singers (and occasionally scat her way thru their hits). There is a $25 cover.


SF: TONY-NOMINATED SONGWRITERS PASEK & PAUL AT FEINSTEIN'S

Tony-Nominated songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul will be making their San Francisco debut at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) with two exclusive performances to cap off an exciting theatrical season in New York City, on Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th at 8:00 pm. Along with performances of songs from their Tony-nominated musical A CHRISTMAS STORY, Lucille Lortel Award-winning DOGFIGHT, NBC's SMASH, JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH, and other works, they will sing from their burgeoning songbook and tell the stories behind the music. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SF: THE STYLISTICS AT YOSHI'S

The Stylistics, featuring original members Airrion Love and Herbert Murrell, plus Harold Brown, and Jason Sharp, perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Following the success of The O'Jays, The Spinners and The Delfonics, the City of Brotherly Love has just enough room for another highly successful soul group. That group came in the form of The Stylistics. The Stylistics, with their charisma, style and harmony, evolved into one of the best-selling soul groups ever, as the Philadelphia-based quartet recorded a remarkable 10 straight-top ten hits during the early 1970's. The story of The Stylistics is not only of success, it is one of early disappointment that eventually led to their meteoric rise. When The Monarchs and The Percussions, two moderately successful Philadelphia high school bands dissolved in the late 1960's, it set the state for a merger that would impact soul music for years. In 1968, under the suggestion of a teacher, the two disbanded high school groups decided to join forces. Russell Thompkins, Jr., Airrion Love and James Smith of The Monarchs, joined forces with James Dunn and Herbert Murrell of The Percussions, it was then that The Stylistics were born. What started as the innocent union of two ex-high school bands, developed into one of the longest standing, most accomplished soul bands to grace the R&B scene. They continue to perform as only they can, bringing with them the sweet, soulful memories of year's past. There is a $42 (8:00 pm) $35 (10:00 pm) cover.

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: INSTANT ORDER - TRIAL BY AUDIENCE

'Instant Order - Trial by Audience' will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Friday through Sunday, July 19th through 21st at 9:00 pm (8:0 pm Sunday). The show is a high-tension criminal investigation comedy which casts the audience as the jury. Using their deductive mastermind skills, watch as the case unfolds and the criminal is brought to justice based on their decisions. Featuring new guest performers every night! Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: TAMI SUSSMAN - WHEN I PEAKED AT 17

Sydney-based storyteller Tami Sussman presents 'When I Peaked at 17' at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Saturday (10:30 pm) and Sunday (9:30 pm) July 20th & 21st. In the show, she blends spoken word poetry with stand-up comedy, to take the audience on a thrilling journey across an autobiographical landscape of broken hearts, relationship mishaps and growing pains. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: STEVE MARCH-TORME AT CRAZY COQS

Back for a second time at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) is Steve March-Torme, Tuesday through Saturday, July 16th through 20th. He will perform with his exciting show SNAP, SIZZLE AND POP!, full of finger-snapping jazz standards and enduring pop tunes presented in a captivating, charismatic style by a singer whose extraordinary and intoxicating voice both smoulders and electrifies. Steve will be accompanied by his jazz trio made up of Steve Rawlins on piano, Elliott Henshaw on drums and Dave Olney on bass, and will be singing a mix of classic standards such as Blue Moon, I Only Have Eyes for You, The Folks Who Live on the Hill and Glory of Love as well as a number of his original compositions. His profound lyrics and seductive vocals together with stories about his personal life are always guaranteed to hold a crowd and excite emotions. Steve March-Torme, son of the legendary and multi-talented "velvet fog" Mel Torme, performs and woos audiences from intimate jazz clubs to festivals and performing arts centres worldwide. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: PETE DeLORENZO AT THE MET

Pete DeLorenzo will appear at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, July 19th at 7:00 pm. He describes himself as a Nationally Recognized Comedian, Impressionist, Actor, Recording Artist, Screenwriter, Producer, Director, and Humanitarian and has appeared on David Letterman, Showtime, Comedy Central, HBO, Soprano's, as well as 16 motion pictures. Since his teenage years, Pete has strived to become the best he can be in all facets of show business. As a talented vocalist, Pete uses both oldies and original music to spice up his fabulous comic performances, which are the trademark of his career, combining wit, sarcasm, and a taste of naughtiness. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: 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: THE BILLY CHILDS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Billy Childs Quartet, featuring: Billy Childs (piano), Steve Wilson (alto sax), Scott Colley (bass), Johnathan Blake (drums) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, July 16th through 20th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist/composer and Los Angeles native Billy Childs apprenticed with jazz legends Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the 1970s and 80s before striking out on a solo career that would find him deftly melding the worlds of jazz and classical music and earning 10 Grammy nominations and 3 Grammy awards. Along the way, Childs has collaborated with a diverse array of artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Kronos Quartet, Wynton Marsalis and Chris Botti. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NICOLE HENRY LIVE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Nicole Henry performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday, July 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Henry has firmly established herself as one of the most acclaimed entertainers in jazz. Her powerfully expressive voice and her soulful, sophisticated and uplifting energy has earned her three top 10 albums. Adding to her vocal talents, Nicole's beauty and on-stage rapport combines confidence and sincerity, confirming her as an all-around beguiling performer to audiences in over 15 countries. Henry showcases her diversity and skills as a performer and refined interpreter on her January 29, 2013 CD release, SO GOOD, SO RIGHT: NICOLE HENRY LIVE. The 13-track live album, which was recorded at Henry's sold-out performances at FEINSTEIN'S in NYC in May 2012, showcases her soulful, inspired interpretations of some of her favorite classic hits of the 70's from iconic artists including Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Commodores and Gladys Knight. There is a $15-$25 cover.

NYC: THE PUPPETEERS AT THE IRIDIUM

The Puppeteers, featuring Arturo O'Farrill (piano), Bill Ware (vibraphone), Jaime Affoumado (drums) & Alex Blake (bass) perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday, July 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With the close of Puppet's Jazz Bar, the all-star quartet ventured into the studio to collaborate on new material with no prohibitions other than stodgy limits and pedestrianism. Fireworks abounded and the result is a raw, edgy and expansive exploration of each individual voice, while maintaining the utmost respect and humility for the strings pulled by their fellow masters. The Puppeteers have arrived. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE HEATH BROTHERS AT DIZZY'S

The Heath Brothers (Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums; Jeb Patton, piano; David Wong, bass) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, July 18th through 21st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath is a living legend who has made essential contributions to jazz and played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. Joined on the drums by his equally revered brother, Albert "Tootie" Heath, and their recording band comprised of Jeb Patton and David Wong, this show will exemplify bebop, hard bop, and straight-ahead jazz of the highest caliber. Jazz fanatics should not miss these jazz masters, and anyone interested in learning more about the tradition should consider this a perfect opportunity. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: PATTI LUPONE RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) welcomes back two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone on Thursday through Saturday, July 18th through 20th, with the following schedule: July 18th at 7:00 & 9:30; July 19th at 8:00 pm; July 20th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Patti will be performing her critically acclaimed show, 'Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.... played that part.' She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten. There is am $85-$95 cover plus a $30 food/drink minimum.

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

Back by popular demand, two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) oFriday, July 19th at 11:00 pm. The show focuses on the female - both the mythic & the contemporary. Expect tunes from the likes of Elvis Costello, Loretta Lynn, Frank Sinatra and even a litttle Johnny Cash! After celebrating his dazzling cabaret debut (which went on to be the critically-lauded CD), last year at 54 Below, we're delighted to re-welcome the star of Wicked, The Last 5 Years, Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels, Thou Shalt Not, Catch Me if You Can and the forthcoming Big Fish.There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

TOR: COLLEEN ALLEN AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The innovative and swinging multi-instrumentalist, Colleen Allen, who will be launching her brand new recording, Flashlight, performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, July 18th through 20th at 8:00 pm. Alberta-born saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Colleen Allen first launched her musical career in Toronto, and began her musical training with Pat LaBarbera at Humber College. She was subsequently mentored by such venerable fellow reed players as Vern Dorge, Ralph Bowen, Mike Murley and Kirk MacDonald. In more recent years, she has pursued further musical studies in jazz piano with Frank Falco and Jazz Improvisation with Chase Sanborn and Kelly Jefferson. Despite the respect and accolades that Allen garners from her performances with singer/songwriters and other ensembles, she continues to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music, rounding out her musical palette to include clarinet and flute with teachers Harold Gomez and Dianne Aitken. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: THE ETIENNE CHARLES QUINTET AT THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Etienne Charles Quintet will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th at 8:00 pm. Born on the Island of Trinidad in 1983, Etienne Charles defies easy musical categorization. Etienne has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. In June 2012, Etienne was awarded with a US Congressional Record for his musical contributions to the citizens of Trinidad & Tobago and the World. Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation or Eastern Caribbean origin, Etienne brings a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English and Dutch speaking Caribbean to the table. Crucially, as a soloist, he fully understands the New Orleans trumpet tradition (which is readily discernible in his trademark instrumental swagger) and what famed Crescent City Pianist, Jelly Roll Morton so succinctly captured in the now immortal phrase, 'The Spanish Tinge'. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: KLYMAXX "A DIVA & A TURNTABLE" AT BLUES ALLEY

Soul/R&B Legend Bernadette Cooper performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - / ) on Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. the ever evolving Bernadette unveils her latest musical adventure: "Diva and a Turntable." A component of the currently touring KLYMAXX concerts, "Diva and a Turntable" is a show within a show, during which Bernadette presents a musical experience that is at once high energy and intimate. The stage show features fan favorites, "I Look Good (An Interview with Bernadette Cooper,)" "The Men All Pause," "Divas Need Love Too," "The Body Beautiful," "Sexy," "Just That Type of Girl," "Meeting in the Ladies Room," and more. 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.: FREDA PAYNE IN CONCERT AT CATALINA JAZZ CLUB

Grammy winner for "Band of Gold", Freda Payne will appear at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th at 8:30 pm. Freda has been singing jazz since she was in her teens. In this show, Freda celebrates the great ladies of jazz like Ella, Lena & Sarah along with a sprinkle of some R&B hits, as well. She will share many lovely personal stories of these singers (and occasionally scat her way thru their hits). There is a $25 cover.


SF: TONY-NOMINATED SONGWRITERS PASEK & PAUL AT FEINSTEIN'S

Tony-Nominated songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul will be making their San Francisco debut at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) with two exclusive performances to cap off an exciting theatrical season in New York City, on Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th at 8:00 pm. Along with performances of songs from their Tony-nominated musical A CHRISTMAS STORY, Lucille Lortel Award-winning DOGFIGHT, NBC's SMASH, JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH, and other works, they will sing from their burgeoning songbook and tell the stories behind the music. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SF: THE STYLISTICS AT YOSHI'S

The Stylistics, featuring original members Airrion Love and Herbert Murrell, plus Harold Brown, and Jason Sharp, perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, July 19th & 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Following the success of The O'Jays, The Spinners and The Delfonics, the City of Brotherly Love has just enough room for another highly successful soul group. That group came in the form of The Stylistics. The Stylistics, with their charisma, style and harmony, evolved into one of the best-selling soul groups ever, as the Philadelphia-based quartet recorded a remarkable 10 straight-top ten hits during the early 1970's. The story of The Stylistics is not only of success, it is one of early disappointment that eventually led to their meteoric rise. When The Monarchs and The Percussions, two moderately successful Philadelphia high school bands dissolved in the late 1960's, it set the state for a merger that would impact soul music for years. In 1968, under the suggestion of a teacher, the two disbanded high school groups decided to join forces. Russell Thompkins, Jr., Airrion Love and James Smith of The Monarchs, joined forces with James Dunn and Herbert Murrell of The Percussions, it was then that The Stylistics were born. What started as the innocent union of two ex-high school bands, developed into one of the longest standing, most accomplished soul bands to grace the R&B scene. They continue to perform as only they can, bringing with them the sweet, soulful memories of year's past. There is a $42 (8:00 pm) $35 (10:00 pm) cover.

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.


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: INSTANT ORDER - TRIAL BY AUDIENCE

'Instant Order - Trial by Audience' will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Friday through Sunday, July 19th through 21st at 9:00 pm (8:0 pm Sunday). The show is a high-tension criminal investigation comedy which casts the audience as the jury. Using their deductive mastermind skills, watch as the case unfolds and the criminal is brought to justice based on their decisions. Featuring new guest performers every night! Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: STEVE MARCH-TORME AT CRAZY COQS

Back for a second time at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) is Steve March-Torme, Tuesday through Saturday, July 16th through 20th. He will perform with his exciting show SNAP, SIZZLE AND POP!, full of finger-snapping jazz standards and enduring pop tunes presented in a captivating, charismatic style by a singer whose extraordinary and intoxicating voice both smoulders and electrifies. Steve will be accompanied by his jazz trio made up of Steve Rawlins on piano, Elliott Henshaw on drums and Dave Olney on bass, and will be singing a mix of classic standards such as Blue Moon, I Only Have Eyes for You, The Folks Who Live on the Hill and Glory of Love as well as a number of his original compositions. His profound lyrics and seductive vocals together with stories about his personal life are always guaranteed to hold a crowd and excite emotions. Steve March-Torme, son of the legendary and multi-talented "velvet fog" Mel Torme, performs and woos audiences from intimate jazz clubs to festivals and performing arts centres worldwide. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: ROSEMARY LOAR: WHEN HARRY MET THE DUKE

Rosemary Loar pays tribute to the music of Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, July 18th at 7:00 pm. Rosemary Loar presents an encore of her critically acclaimed cabaret creation: a show that showcases the genius of songwriting legends, Harold Arlen and Duke Elliington.  An inventive force in the cabaret world for over 30 years, last year Rosemary Loar was honored with the 2012 MAC Hanson Award for continuing excellence. She has sung at Birdland, The Iridium, The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Don't Tell Mama, Town Hall (Cabaret Convention), Symphony Space, Upstairs at Sardi's, Hotel Pierre, in LA at the Gardenia and MBar, in Chicago at The Tambourine Room and most recently in Paulo's Munich. Ms. Loar has released two cabaret recordings: The Quando Swing and a live recording of her critically acclaimed show Sting, Stang, Stung! Swingjn' The Music Of Sting. Ms. Loar has four national tours and six Broadway credits to her name including CATS (Grizabella), Sunset Boulevard, and Once Upon A Mattress and most recently The Grinch Who Stole Christmas at Madison Square Garden. She was awarded a Phoebe Award for her portrayal of Ivy Rowe in Fair And Tender Ladies. Rosemary also created the role of Gladys Fritts in the off-Broadway musical, Radio Gals. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "MARIA OTTAVIA & FRIENDS" AT SOMETHIN' JAZZ

"Maria Ottavia & Friends" will be presented on Thursday, July 18th at 7:00 pm at SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB (212 East 52nd Street, 3rd floor, NYC - 212-371-7657). Maria was one of the Top Five finalists in the METROPOLITAN ROOM's Metrostar Talent Challenge, She will play host to her special guests Andrew Ahne, Ronnie Giles, Greta Herron, Tanya Holt, Nydia Moro, Leslie Orofino and Marcus Simeone. Matt Baker accompanies on Piano and Tim Clement on Guitar. There is a $10 cover.


NYC: "DEVIN BING & THE SECRET SERVICE"

Crooner and composer, piano man and performer, Devin Bing will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, July 18th at 9:30 pm. Bing moves audiences with a combination of vintage flare and contemporary showmanship. Whether he's seated behind the grand piano or swinging at the head of his dynamic 8-piece band, Bing captivates the eyes and ears of every person in the room. Every evening with Devin Bing promises a scintillating journey of smooth vocals, elegant beats and a seductive air of elegance that leaves his audience spellbound. Energy and exuberance, complimented by a classic sophistication that would appeal to even the most discerning palette, Devin Bing combines the swagger of a bygone era with his own charismatic brand of urban jazz. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: 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 BILLY CHILDS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Billy Childs Quartet, featuring: Billy Childs (piano), Steve Wilson (alto sax), Scott Colley (bass), Johnathan Blake (drums) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, July 16th through 20th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist/ composer and Los Angeles native Billy Childs apprenticed with jazz legends Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the 1970s and 80s before striking out on a solo career that would find him deftly melding the worlds of jazz and classical music and earning 10 Grammy nominations and 3 Grammy awards. Along the way, Childs has collaborated with a diverse array of artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Kronos Quartet, Wynton Marsalis and Chris Botti. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SEU JORGE WITH NEW CD AT THE BLUE NOTE

Seu Jorge will be performing songs from his new CD and other favorits at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday & Thursday, July 17th & 18th, plus Saturday & Sunday, July 20th & 21st and Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Listening to this remarkable album for the first time you'll surely be struck first by the deep, soul-piercing voice of that great Brazilian singer, Seu Jorge.Many may know him as an actor for his screen-stealing performances in the likes of Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic, Fernando Meirelles' City Of God and Walter Salles' Linha de Passe, but Seu has known since he was a child that we was destined to sing. He's a Brazilian singer who speaks the truth through samba, to paraphrase a well-known Seu Jorge quote. But this project is about a band: Almaz. Drummer Pupillo and guitarist Lucio Maia from the stalwart Nacao Zumbi; bassist and composer Antonio Pinto from the soundstages of movies starring Seu Jorge. They came together naturally to record a song for a Salles film; they enjoyed the experience so much that they recorded an entire album of music that inspired them. Songs famous within the Brazilian diaspora mesh with classic American and European soul songs begging for a bit of psychedelic samba. They enlisted producer and fellow Brazileiro Mario C. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) to put the finishing touches on the project. Their album is both warm and dark; psychedelic and yet grounded, uplifting but at times somber. To listen to it is to join them in the studio, where the only bandleader is the music and the only agenda is to follow your heart. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: KJ DENHERT AT THE IRIDIUM ROOM

ScoBar Entertainment presents KJ Denhert on Thursday, July 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) . KJ's performances will move you to laugh, to dance and even to cry. Her special blend of urban folk & jazz has earned her four Independent Music Award nominations and in '09, she was named as one of Jazz.com's top female vocalists. She's appeared at scores of festivals and has residencies at the '55 Bar', Smoke in NYC, at the Baz Bar in St. Barth's, and the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. In addition to running her own band and Mother Cyclone label, KJ has been named among the six winners of the Kerrville New Folk Song contest in June 2006 for "Private Angel" and won the Mountain Stage New Song contest in August 05 for "Little Mary." Another Year Gone By, Live won the 2006 Independent Music Award for Best Live Performance. Consistently praised for her pathos, originality and impeccable musicianship, KJ is a one of a kind songwriter, guitarist and performer. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE HEATH BROTHERS AT DIZZY'S

The Heath Brothers (Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums; Jeb Patton, piano; David Wong, bass) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, July 18th through 21st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath is a living legend who has made essential contributions to jazz and played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. Joined on the drums by his equally revered brother, Albert "Tootie" Heath, and their recording band comprised of Jeb Patton and David Wong, this show will exemplify bebop, hard bop, and straight-ahead jazz of the highest caliber. Jazz fanatics should not miss these jazz masters, and anyone interested in learning more about the tradition should consider this a perfect opportunity. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: PATTI LUPONE RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) welcomes back two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone on Thursday through Saturday, July 18th through 20th, with the following schedule: July 18th at 7:00 & 9:30; July 19th at 8:00 pm; July 20th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Patti will be performing her critically acclaimed show, 'Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.... played that part.' She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten. There is am $85-$95 cover plus a $30 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. Featured this week: Slanty Eyed Mama, Big Christmas (mixtape release), Que Linda, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad, Lance Horne, DJ Lord Easy and more. 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.


TOR: COLLEEN ALLEN AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The innovative and swinging multi-instrumentalist, Colleen Allen, who will be launching her brand new recording, Flashlight, performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, July 18th through 20th at 8:00 pm. Alberta-born saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Colleen Allen first launched her musical career in Toronto, and began her musical training with Pat LaBarbera at Humber College. She was subsequently mentored by such venerable fellow reed players as Vern Dorge, Ralph Bowen, Mike Murley and Kirk MacDonald. In more recent years, she has pursued further musical studies in jazz piano with Frank Falco and Jazz Improvisation with Chase Sanborn and Kelly Jefferson. Despite the respect and accolades that Allen garners from her performances with singer/songwriters and other ensembles, she continues to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music, rounding out her musical palette to include clarinet and flute with teachers Harold Gomez and Dianne Aitken. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: KARLA CHISHOLM "CD RELEASE PARTY" AT BLUES ALLEY

Karla Chisholm will hold a CD release show at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, July 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Karla's voice shines with confidence, moving from delicate crooning to blues diva to bebop scat-singing totally effortlessly. The sound of her voice is full of delicious contrasts. It's strong and strident, but soft and smooth as caramel when it drops down to the breathy low register. She pulls dead-accurate notes seemingly out of thin air, the way Ella did, but then she'll swing breezily into soul mode, bending and smearing blue notes so naturally you think you're hearing Aretha. Call for cover/minimum information.

S.CAL: A LOVE SONG TO GILDA RADNER STARRING FRANCESCA AMARI

You Make Me Laugh! A Love Song to Gilda Radner starring Francesca Amari will be presented at MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) on Thursday, July 28th at 8:00 pm. A portion of the proceeds to be donated to A.W.O.L (A Way of Life After Breast Cancer). "You Make Me Laugh: A Love Song to Gilda Radner" is a musical biography of the brilliant comedienne, Gilda Radner, her life, her loves, her peeves, her rise to stardom, her marriage to Gene Wilder, and her brave battle with cancer, all lovingly and laughingly told through song and Gilda's own words. The music is a mixture of songs from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, the Cabaret world, and even includes some Country Music selections. With Kevin Cavanaugh on piano. Popular cabaret vocalist Francesca Amari created a new cabaret show which debuted in March, 2011 at a 10-day laugh festival called "Gilda's LaughFest", which included such luminaries as Bill Cosby, Betty White, Margaret Cho and more. Amari developed the show with the input of nationally-renowned cabaret star Andrea Marcovicci, known as the Queen of Cabaret, who served as her creative consultant. The show highlights moments of Gilda's fascinating life. Much of the material comes from Gilda's autobiography, It's Always Something and her Saturday Night Live writing partner and friend, Alan Zweibel's account of their relationship, Bunny Bunny. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: THE RAGHU DIXIT PROJECT AT YOSHI'S

Contemporary Indian folk-rock group The Raghu Dixit Project performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, July 18th at 8:00 pm. Raghu Dixit's remarkable rise has been nothing short of spectacular. The former Bharatnatyam dancer's rousing folk rock is not only the symbol of metropolitan India's blossoming alternative music scene, but is also making waves internationally. As Raghu recounts, the music that The Raghu Dixit Project makes, is a true representation of today's India. Ethnic and rooted at the core, but at the same time, global in its outlook. Its not a surprise that Raghu has been referred to as India's biggest cultural export of recent times. Open Dance Floor! Tickets: seated, $35; standing $25.

SF: BRUCE VILANCH ONE NIGHT ONLY AT FEINSTEIN'S

Bruce Vilanch will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for one night only on Thursday, July 18th at 8:00 pm. He will dispatch more updates on his bizarre career behind, before, and squatting over the footlights. A HAIRSPRAY star, a Hollywood Square, and the latest success story on Christian Mingle. Bruce has more than a few stories to tell. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


AUS: MALCOLM HILL'S BOOZE CITY AT THE BUTTERFLY

Back for a second time at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) is Steve March-Torme, Tuesday through Saturday, July 16th through 20th. He will perform with his exciting show SNAP, SIZZLE AND POP!, full of finger-snapping jazz standards and enduring pop tunes presented in a captivating, charismatic style by a singer whose extraordinary and intoxicating voice both smoulders and electrifies. Steve will be accompanied by his jazz trio made up of Steve Rawlins on piano, Elliott Henshaw on drums and Dave Olney on bass, and will be singing a mix of classic standards such as Blue Moon, I Only Have Eyes for You, The Folks Who Live on the Hill and Glory of Love as well as a number of his original compositions. His profound lyrics and seductive vocals together with stories about his personal life are always guaranteed to hold a crowd and excite emotions. Steve March-Torme, son of the legendary and multi-talented "velvet fog" Mel Torme, performs and woos audiences from intimate jazz clubs to festivals and performing arts centres worldwide. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: KARIN DANGER AND THE HOT BOX AT THE BUTTERFLY

Karin Danger brings her show 'The Hot Box' to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Thursday, July 16th through 18th at 8:00 pm (9:00 Thurs). The Hot Box is the place where you feel hot. Everyone has one, this show is about that. Karin Danger has won a number of awards for music and comedy. She's pretty hot and she has a box, for those reason alone she's qualified to perform this show. Director Scott Gooding doesn't own one but is very enthusiastic about them. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: STEVE MARCH-TORME AT CRAZY COQS

Back for a second time at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) is Steve March-Torme, Tuesday through Saturday, July 16th through 20th. He will perform with his exciting show SNAP, SIZZLE AND POP!, full of finger-snapping jazz standards and enduring pop tunes presented in a captivating, charismatic style by a singer whose extraordinary and intoxicating voice both smoulders and electrifies. Steve will be accompanied by his jazz trio made up of Steve Rawlins on piano, Elliott Henshaw on drums and Dave Olney on bass, and will be singing a mix of classic standards such as Blue Moon, I Only Have Eyes for You, The Folks Who Live on the Hill and Glory of Love as well as a number of his original compositions. His profound lyrics and seductive vocals together with stories about his personal life are always guaranteed to hold a crowd and excite emotions. Steve March-Torme, son of the legendary and multi-talented "velvet fog" Mel Torme, performs and woos audiences from intimate jazz clubs to festivals and performing arts centres worldwide. Call for cover/minimum information.


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WEDNESDAY - JULY 17th

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NYC: LAURIE KRAUZ & THE DARYL KOJAK OCTET WITH "TAPESTRY REWOVEN"

After bringing down the house in February, Laurie Krauz and the Daryl Kojak Octet return to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, July 17th at 7:00 pm for one very special night with their widely acclaimed and Bistro Award-winning Carole King tribute, "Tapestry Rewoven!" The show is a thrilling jazz, blues and R&B-infused re-imagining of the Carole King classic, "Tapestry." The tribute show presents novel interpretations of the iconic original in its entirety and has been touted for being fresh, new and musically inventive - while still being reverent to the brilliance of the original. Laurie Krauz thrills audiences with her award-winning, blues-influenced jazz vocals and her powerful emotional range. Named one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time in a book by noted jazz critic Scott Yanow ("The Jazz Singers"/Backbeat Books), Laurie has played to standing ovations at legendary venues such as JVC Jazz Festival, B.B. King Blues Club, The Blue Note and Iridium. She is a three-time Female Jazz Vocalist MAC Award winner; and, along with Daryl Kojak, was honored with a 2009 Back Stage Bistro Award for this hugely popular show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


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

NYC: THE 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: CRAZYTOWN: MY FIRST PSYCHOPATH AT JEWEL BOX THEATER

Jude Treder-Wolff's "Crazytown: my first psychopath" will be performed at the JEWEL BOX THEATER WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor East, NYC - TKTS: https://web.ovationtix.com/ ) on Wednesday, July 17th at 7:30 pm; Saturday, July 20th at 3:00 pm; Monday, July 22nd at 6:00 pm; Thursday, July 25th at 7:30 pm; and Tuesday, July 30th at 8:30 pm. "Crazytown: my first psychopath" is real-life creative arts therapist's comic take - and true story underscored by original songs – about a shocking encounter with a deceptive, dangerous person - the nicest guy you never want to meet. Musical Director: Wells Hanley. The show is part of the Midtown International Theater Fest (http://www.midtownfestival.org/ ). Tickets are $18.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: DAVID WHITE ORCHESTRA

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 17th features the David White Orchestra 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: THE BILLY CHILDS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Billy Childs Quartet, featuring: Billy Childs (piano), Steve Wilson (alto sax), Scott Colley (bass), Johnathan Blake (drums) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, July 16th through 20th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist/composer and Los Angeles native Billy Childs apprenticed with jazz legends Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the 1970s and 80s before striking out on a solo career that would find him deftly melding the worlds of jazz and classical music and earning 10 Grammy nominations and 3 Grammy awards. Along the way, Childs has collaborated with a diverse array of artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Kronos Quartet, Wynton Marsalis and Chris Botti. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SEU JORGE WITH NEW CD AT THE BLUE NOTE

Seu Jorge will be performing songs from his new CD and other favorits at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday & Thursday, July 17th & 18th, plus Saturday & Sunday, July 20th & 21st and Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Listening to this remarkable album for the first time you'll surely be struck first by the deep, soul-piercing voice of that great Brazilian singer, Seu Jorge.Many may know him as an actor for his screen-stealing performances in the likes of Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic, Fernando Meirelles' City Of God and Walter Salles' Linha de Passe, but Seu has known since he was a child that we was destined to sing. He's a Brazilian singer who speaks the truth through samba, to paraphrase a well-known Seu Jorge quote. But this project is about a band: Almaz. Drummer Pupillo and guitarist Lucio Maia from the stalwart Nacao Zumbi; bassist and composer Antonio Pinto from the soundstages of movies starring Seu Jorge. They came together naturally to record a song for a Salles film; they enjoyed the experience so much that they recorded an entire album of music that inspired them. Songs famous within the Brazilian diaspora mesh with classic American and European soul songs begging for a bit of psychedelic samba. They enlisted producer and fellow Brazileiro Mario C. (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson) to put the finishing touches on the project. Their album is both warm and dark; psychedelic and yet grounded, uplifting but at times somber. To listen to it is to join them in the studio, where the only bandleader is the music and the only agenda is to follow your heart. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: THE BLUES BROADS AT THE IRIDIUM

Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Annie Sampson and Angela Strehli, all highly regarded vocalists in their own rights, have joined forces as The Blues Broads and will appear at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday & Wednesdat, July 16th & 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Reflecting more than two centuries of collective experience in blues, country, gospel and rock, the awesome aggregation is nothing less than a roots music "super group" of the first order. The Blues Broads, the group's recording debut is a CD/DVD combination set, recorded live, that will be released by Delta Groove in September. The Blues Broads CD/DVD includes both familiar songs associated with their respective august careers as well as newly written material that underscores the creative might of these four remarkable women. Each brings a unique perspective and history to the group that coalesced earlier this year under the aegis of Bob Brown, the album's executive producer and whose Rancho Nicasio venue in Marin County serves as the Blues Broads' unofficial home base. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOEL HARRISON AND INFINITE POSSIBILITY CD RELEASE SHOW

Guitarist, composer, and vocalist Joel Harrison performs his show 'Infinite Possibility' at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 16th & 17th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Harrison blends diverse influences such as jazz, classical, country, rock, and world music from African to Indian. Harrison is a Guggenheim fellow, recipient of grants from Meet the Composer and Chamber Music America, and a two-time winner of the Jazz Composer's Alliance Competition. There is a $25 cover.


NYC: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH MATTHEW MORRISON

Matt's back! Following his recent, totally sold out engagement at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Emmy, Tony and two-time Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison returns for more performances. Performances are Monday through Wednesday, July 15ht through 17th at 7:00 pm with a second show on Tuesday at 9:30 pm. Best known for his performances in Broadway hits Hairspray, South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza, or for his role as Mr. Schuester on the hit television show GLEE, Matthew celebrates the release of his brand new studio album, Where It All Began, at 54 Below! Featured are classic standards, many of which were first made famous in Broadway musicals. To create the twelve songs featured on this exciting new album, Morrison turned to legendary producer Phil Ramone (who produced the likes of Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett, among MANY others), and Grammy Award-winning producer Gregg Field. The collection marks the first release from 222 Records, the newly formed label from Adam Levine. There is a $60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MIMI HINES: THE 80TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT AT 54 BELOW

It's been more than a decade since Broadway's second and longest-running Funny Girl appeared in a New York cabaret and on the very night of her 80th birthday, she returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, July 17th at 9:30 pm for one show only to celebrate in what is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Celebrate with this legendary star and see why a recent review called her the "living embodiment of show business." There us a $25-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO: WRITER'S BLOCK WITH JOE ICONIS,

It's that time again.... WRITER'S BLOCK at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551)! This month held on Wednesday, July 17th at 11:30 pm and featuring original work by some of New York's most talented up-and-coming songwriters. Enjoy a drink (or four) off the new late night happy hour menu, or even sign up to perform your own original work on our stage. WRITER'S BLOCK is the new home for New York City's next generation of songwriters. Want to perform your own original work at 54 Below? Need to try out new songs to get through your own writer's block? Join Joe on Wednesday for the chance to sign up for one of the open-mic slots. No cover just a $2o food/drink minimum.


CT: KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD AT THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, with Special Guest Artie Tobia will perform at THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE ( 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT - 203-438-5795) on Wednesday, July 17th at 8:00 pm as part of the Guinness Black Lager Rock Series. There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it's played in service to an entire genre. Utter the phrase "young blues guitarist" within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Still barely in his 30s, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. He met Stevie Ray Vaughn at 7, shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at 13. As an adult, he continues to create genre- defining blues-infused rock n' roll. Tickets are $65.

DC: MUSICIANS 4 LIFE AT BLUES ALLEY

Musicians4life will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, July 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The group was born in 2009 through the musical minds of Bassist Kevin Sims and Drummer Vinton Jones, on their belief that Music is our lifetime love. The musicians put together love music and love playing together which creates a chemistry that is evident when you hear and feel them perform live. This ensemble has a very diverse style with roots in Gospel, Jazz ,Go-Go and R&B. 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: DEBO BAND AT YOSHI'S

Debo Band will perform on Wednesday, July 17th at 8:00 pm at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600). The band is an 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. Since its inception in 2006, the band has won rave reviews for its groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles alongside American soul and funk rhythms and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands. Debo have toured Ethiopia twice, appearing at both the Ethiopian Music Festival in Addis Ababa and Sauti Za Busara in Zanzibar, the largest music festival in East Africa. In North America they've shared stages with Gogol Bordello, Amadou & Mariam, Grupo Fantasma, The Family Stone, and Ethiopian great Tilahun Gessesse. There is a $22 cover.

AUS: KARIN DANGER AND THE HOT BOX AT THE BUTTERFLY

Karin Danger brings her show 'The Hot Box' to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Thursday, July 16th through 18th at 8:00 pm (9:00 Thurs). The Hot Box is the place where you feel hot. Everyone has one, this show is about that. Karin Danger has won a number of awards for music and comedy. She's pretty hot and she has a box, for those reason alone she's qualified to perform this show. Director Scott Gooding doesn't own one but is very enthusiastic about them. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: A VERY GAGA VARIETY FUNDRAISING NIGHT

KIN Collaborative Inc. and CoLaboratory perform a covers night on Wednesday, July 17th at 6:00 pm at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) in honour of Mother Monster herself, raising much needed funds for KIN's new play, Gaga and Assange, a musical romp of epic pure-pop proportions. Some of Melbourne's hottest Music Theatre talent unite to put on show of iconic proportions. One night only! Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: STEVE MARCH-TORME AT CRAZY COQS

Back for a second time at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) is Steve March-Torme, Tuesday through Saturday, July 16th through 20th. He will perform with his exciting show SNAP, SIZZLE AND POP!, full of finger-snapping jazz standards and enduring pop tunes presented in a captivating, charismatic style by a singer whose extraordinary and intoxicating voice both smoulders and electrifies. Steve will be accompanied by his jazz trio made up of Steve Rawlins on piano, Elliott Henshaw on drums and Dave Olney on bass, and will be singing a mix of classic standards such as Blue Moon, I Only Have Eyes for You, The Folks Who Live on the Hill and Glory of Love as well as a number of his original compositions. His profound lyrics and seductive vocals together with stories about his personal life are always guaranteed to hold a crowd and excite emotions. Steve March-Torme, son of the legendary and multi-talented "velvet fog" Mel Torme, performs and woos audiences from intimate jazz clubs to festivals and performing arts centres worldwide. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: ACCIDENTAL HAPPINESS WITH MARNIE KLAR
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Marnie Klar will perform her show Accidental Happiness at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00 pm & Wednesday, July 24th at 9:30 pm. She is joined on stage by musical director Jeff Cubeta on piano, Matt Scharfglass on bass, Greg Ritchie on drums, and Erin Cronican on vocals. Tanya Moberly directs. The show will feature songs by Tori Amos, Jack Artonoff, Jeff Cubeta, John Lennon, Jeff Marx, Sting, Steve Trask, Phil Vasser and others. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: KYRA MILLER BRINGS HER SHOW 'CHOSEN' TO THE MET

Kyra Miller will perform her show 'Chosen" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (3 4 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00 pm. The show tells a classic New York story about ambition, fairy tales and electrolysis, interwoven with songs by Irving Berlin, Randy Newman, Carole King and others. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!


Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:30 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


NYC: ERIN MARKEY RETURNS TO JOE'S PUB

Following her sold-out cabaret debut earlier this year at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555), Erin Markey returns to the Joe's stage on Tuesday, July 16th at 9:30 pm. Known for her dark, absurdist humor and "hair-raising singing voice," Erin creates an at once riotous and unexpectedly moving performance about figuring out who you might be. R&B, 90's pop, blues and original music score Erin's tales of midwestern family life and her salvation by Bible-Belt Christians, birthday presents and Ypsilanti strippers. Erin Markey at Joe's Pub is directed by Ben Rimalower (Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches) with musical direction by Tony-nominated Kenny Mellman (The Julie Ruin, Kiki and Herb, Our Hit Parade). There is a $15 cover.


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: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


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

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

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

NYC: GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA TUESDAY NIGHTS AT SWING 46

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

NYC: OPEN MIC CONTEST AT THE TOWNHOUSE TUESDAYS

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


NYC: THE BILLY CHILDS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Billy Childs Quartet, featuring: Billy Childs (piano), Steve Wilson (alto sax), Scott Colley (bass), Johnathan Blake (drums) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, July 16th through 20th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist/composer and Los Angeles native Billy Childs apprenticed with jazz legends Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the 1970s and 80s before striking out on a solo career that would find him deftly melding the worlds of jazz and classical music and earning 10 Grammy nominations and 3 Grammy awards. Along the way, Childs has collaborated with a diverse array of artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Kronos Quartet, Wynton Marsalis and Chris Botti. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: YOUNGJOO SONG TRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Youngjoo Song Trio (Youngjoo Song, piano; Vicente Archer, bass; Henry Cole, drums) and special guest vocalist Sachal Vasandani will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday, July 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Young joo Song is one of Korea's leading Jazz pianists. After graduating Berklee College of Music and Manhattan School of Music, she was able to exponentially climb Korea's Jazz charts in record sales and popularity where she then had multiple opportunities to perform with some of the most prominent artists from both Korea and the USA. Her prompt escalation in the Jazz world enabled her to record eight albums with distinguished labels such as EMI, Warner and Sony of which "Free to Fly" was nominated for the Korean Music award in 2009, and "Love Never Fails" which won Korea's "Best Jazz Album" in 2010. Her new album "Tale of a City" won the "Best Jazz Performance" at the 2012 Korean Music Award. Young joo Song recorded and performed with some of the most prominent jazz musicians; including Steve Wilson, Mark Turner, Seamus Blake, Gretchen Parlato, Kendrick Scott, Marcus Gilmore, Vicente Archer, Rogerio Boccato. There is a $15-$25 cover.


NYC: THE BLUES BROADS AT THE IRIDIUM

Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Annie Sampson and Angela Strehli, all highly regarded vocalists in their own rights, have joined forces as The Blues Broads and will appear at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday & Wednesdat, July 16th & 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Reflecting more than two centuries of collective experience in blues, country, gospel and rock, the awesome aggregation is nothing less than a roots music "super group" of the first order. The Blues Broads, the group's recording debut is a CD/DVD combination set, recorded live, that will be released by Delta Groove in September. The Blues Broads CD/DVD includes both familiar songs associated with their respective august careers as well as newly written material that underscores the creative might of these four remarkable women. Each brings a unique perspective and history to the group that coalesced earlier this year under the aegis of Bob Brown, the album's executive producer and whose Rancho Nicasio venue in Marin County serves as the Blues Broads' unofficial home base. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOEL HARRISON AND INFINITE POSSIBILITY CD RELEASE SHOW

Guitarist, composer, and vocalist Joel Harrison performs his show 'Infinite Possibility' at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 16th & 17th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Harrison blends diverse influences such as jazz, classical, country, rock, and world music from African to Indian. Harrison is a Guggenheim fellow, recipient of grants from Meet the Composer and Chamber Music America, and a two-time winner of the Jazz Composer's Alliance Competition. There is a $25 cover.


NYC: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH MATTHEW MORRISON

Matt's back! Following his recent, totally sold out engagement at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Emmy, Tony and two-time Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison returns for more performances. Performances are Monday through Wednesday, July 15ht through 17th at 7:00 pm with a second show on Tuesday at 9:30 pm. Best known for his performances in Broadway hits Hairspray, South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza, or for his role as Mr. Schuester on the hit television show GLEE, Matthew celebrates the release of his brand new studio album, Where It All Began, at 54 Below! Featured are classic standards, many of which were first made famous in Broadway musicals. To create the twelve songs featured on this exciting new album, Morrison turned to legendary producer Phil Ramone (who produced the likes of Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett, among MANY others), and Grammy Award-winning producer Gregg Field. The collection marks the first release from 222 Records, the newly formed label from Adam Levine. There is a $60-$75 cover plus a $25 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 16th are Jackie Arnold (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Anya Marina (recording artist), Celisse Henderson (Godspell, In Transit), James Brown-Orleans (The Lion King), The Stone Brothers, and Kate Shindle (Wonderland, Legally Blonde). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

BOS: BONNIE MACLEOD AT CLUB CAFE

Singer/pianist Bonnie MacLeod will be at the piano at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) on Tuesday, July 16th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. All singers welcome. She'll play Bach to Broadway, Beethoven to the Beatles! Open mic, so bring along your music and join the entertainment. Dinner and cocktails available. No cover and no reservations necessary.


DC: PLUNKY & ONENESS AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist J. Plunky Branch will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, July 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Branch is an experienced performer, songwriter and music and film producer. He is president of his own independent record label, N.A.M.E. Brand Records, through which he has released 25 albums. At one time Plunky was a studio musician for television's top-rated sitcom, "The Cosby Show." His song "Every Way But Loose" was a top-ten soul music chart hit in London in the 1980's. He has appeared on avant-garde jazz albums by Pharaoh Sanders, Hamiett Bluiett and others. Nowadays Plunky spends his time leading his band onstage playing rousing funk, R&B, jazz, African, reggae, gospel and rap and making music in his recording studio. 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: KARIN DANGER AND THE HOT BOX AT THE BUTTERFLY

Karin Danger brings her show 'The Hot Box' to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Thursday, July 16th through 18th at 8:00 pm (9:00 Thurs). The Hot Box is the place where you feel hot. Everyone has one, this show is about that. Karin Danger has won a number of awards for music and comedy. She's pretty hot and she has a box, for those reason alone she's qualified to perform this show. Director Scott Gooding doesn't own one but is very enthusiastic about them. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: STEVE MARCH-TORME AT CRAZY COQS

Back for a second time at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) is Steve March-Torme, Tuesday through Saturday, July 16th through 20th. He will perform with his exciting show SNAP, SIZZLE AND POP!, full of finger-snapping jazz standards and enduring pop tunes presented in a captivating, charismatic style by a singer whose extraordinary and intoxicating voice both smoulders and electrifies. Steve will be accompanied by his jazz trio made up of Steve Rawlins on piano, Elliott Henshaw on drums and Dave Olney on bass, and will be singing a mix of classic standards such as Blue Moon, I Only Have Eyes for You, The Folks Who Live on the Hill and Glory of Love as well as a number of his original compositions. His profound lyrics and seductive vocals together with stories about his personal life are always guaranteed to hold a crowd and excite emotions. Steve March-Torme, son of the legendary and multi-talented "velvet fog" Mel Torme, performs and woos audiences from intimate jazz clubs to festivals and performing arts centres worldwide. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: MARISSA MULDER BRINGS TOM WAITS TRIBUTE TO JOE'S PUB

Marissa Mulder's acclaimed show "Tom ... in His Words" featuring the music and poetry of Tom Waits will be presented at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Monday, July 15th at 9:30 pm. Mulder's journey into the dark, thorny and ofter hilarious world of this iconic American rocker, is directed by Lauren Fox, with music direction by Jon Weber with a trio that includes Ritt Henn on bass and Mike Rosengarten on guitar. In "Tom ... in His Words" Mulder performs Waits classics ("Downtown Train" and "Ol' 55") as well as some lesser-known treasures like "Broken Bicycles" and "Alice." All along the way, she recharges the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee's strange mixture of rock, jazz and the blues (and even vaudeville) with a current that while different, couldn't be more true. The 2011 MetroStar Talent Challenge winner made her cabaret debut in 2010 at Don't Tell Mama, followed that with her critically acclaimed tribute to songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen in 2011 at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM. There is a $20 cover.

NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


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

NYC: "FRANK & FRIENDS" WITH FRANK WILDHORN AT BIRDLAND
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

The Broadway at Birdland partnersh ip with multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn continues with another "Frank & Friends" concert at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, July 15th at 7:00 pm. The series of very special one-night-only concerts celebrates the songs and favorite performers from the composer's wide range of work in popular, theatrical and classical music. All profits will go to THE ACTORS FUND , a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment. Wildhorn will be at the piano and special musical guests are Orfeh, Adrienne Warren and Stark Sands. Jason Howland will act as musical director. There is a $35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TITANIA STEELE STARTS MONTHLY SERIES AT THE MET

Titania Steele begins a monthly series at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, July 15th at 10:00 pm. She has been tearing up the New York nightlife scene for years with her off-the-wall, larger-than-life outfits. She won the Our Lady of Saliva All Stars Pageant at the Ritz and placed 2nd Runner Up in the Miss Hell's Kitchen Pageant 2012. She has been seen performing at venues all over New York City and is now bringing her act to the Metropolitan Room! With her unique brand of song interpretation, she'll be singing the highlights of her life, with some extra special surprises thrown in. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: METROPOLITAN ROOM'S 6TH ANNUAL METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE - WEEK 2

Week two trials for contestants METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE will take place on Monday, July 15th. at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) hosted by Jay Rogers. Contestants in this second round include Samuel Lee, Minda Larsen, Tony Vermiglio, Alina Fox, Stephanie Horowitz, Gary Willner, John Roazzi, Eve Soto, Stephen Brown, Kathleen Stuart, Yazmine Karissa, Vanessa Diaz, Nikki MacCallum, Sally Swallow, Marie Claire, Cate Cox, Prudence Wright, Holmes Lawrence Florek, Lauren Stanford, Rew Starr, Lea McKenna-Garcia. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

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

NYC: 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: 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: SYMPHONICS LIVE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Symphonics Live will be presented at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, July 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The show is the multidiscipline evening produced and hosted by Shawn "Mr. Symphonics Live" Randall. Symphonics Live is an evening that showcases the finest poets and singer/songwriters in NY. Along with elements of dance and improvisation, Symphonics Live promotes Generosity, Love, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through performing and visual arts. Symphonics Live has performed for crowds of people at the the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club, Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, Zipper Factory Theater, and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York. Founder and executive producer of Symphonics Live is an actor, poet, singer, writer, producer, and freestyle emcee. He competed in the National Poetry Slam with Team NYC URBANA of the Bowery Poetry Club. He has had extensive experience in Off-Broadway theater including the acclaimed "Blue Man Group," a staged reading of Middle Finger at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre and performances at the Bardavon Opera House, Ensemble Studio Theatre, La Mama E.T.C. and BAM. His film appearances include Slings and Arrows, an independent that won Best Feature at the Avignon/NY Film Festival. Shawn Randall currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ensemble Studio Theatre. There is a $10-$15 cover.

NYC: HENDRIK MEURKENS AND GABRIEL ESPINOSA AT DIZZY'S ON WBGO

WBGO is proud to partner once again with DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday Nights with WBGO. The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the area's great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton and includes a Q&A session with musicians. On Monday, July 15th featured artists are Hendrik Meurkens, harmonica; Misha Tsiganov, piano; Alison Wedding, vocals; Adriano Santos, drums; Gabriel Espinosa, bass and vocals. Harmonica master Hendrik Meurkens is popularly considered the successor of Toots Thielemans, and his profound involvement in both jazz and Brazilian music has resulted in a unique and instantly recognizable version of Samba jazz. Meurkens will be joined by bassist and vocalist Gabriel Espinosa, co-creator of Celebrando, 2012's hit tribute to Brazilian music. They will be accompanied by the rest of Celebrando's top-notch recording band, and their upbeat fusion of jazz, Brazilian, and soaring vocals is sure to delight. Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15 pm EST on http://www.jalc.org/live . There is a $35 cover.

NYC: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH MATTHEW MORRISON

Matt's back! Following his recent, totally sold out engagement at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Emmy, Tony and two-time Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison returns for more performances. Performances are Monday through Wednesday, July 15ht through 17th at 7:00 pm with a second show on Tuesday at 9:30 pm. Best known for his performances in Broadway hits Hairspray, South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza, or for his role as Mr. Schuester on the hit television show GLEE, Matthew celebrates the release of his brand new studio album, Where It All Began, at 54 Below! Featured are classic standards, many of which were first made famous in Broadway musicals. To create the twelve songs featured on this exciting new album, Morrison turned to legendary producer Phil Ramone (who produced the likes of Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett, among MANY others), and Grammy Award-winning producer Gregg Field. The collection marks the first release from 222 Records, the newly formed label from Adam Levine. There is a $60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT AT 54 BELOW: THE CALLBACK OPEN CALL

The Callback Open Call is a return of The Callback series presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) this spring on Mondays at 11:00 pm. The club was so impressed by the talent that they saw in The Callback they just couldn't wait until the fall to see more! For two weeks only, they are reuniting our favorite former contestants and opening up their stage to new singers to show what they've got at "The Callback: Open Call." Open Call will be completely non-competitive and all performances will be filmed for contestant's use. Videos for those who have not already competed will be able to be used as their audition video for future installations of The Callback! Featured on the 15th Janelle Rintrona, Bruce Landry, Ashley Greer, Lynsey Buckelew, Ashley Rozanski, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Victoria Huston-Elem, and more. No Cover charge. $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MORGAN JAMES AT 54 BELOW

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


DC: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

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


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


LON: KATE DIMBLEBY AT CRAZY COQS WITH POETS & PINA COLADAS

Selling out the Festival Hall, a national radio regular and with several albums to her credit, including this year's hit Songs of Dory Previn, Kate Dimbleby makes her debut at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) with POETS & PINA COLADAS, an evening which weaves her shimmering jazz vocals around some dangerously irresistible songs by Dory Previn, Sophie Tucker, Bessie Smith, Kirsty MacColl & the Rolling Stones, amongst others. Kate Dimbleby is a natural born performer. Drawn to music from a young age, she grew up in a family where performing was the norm. Her father is the broadcaster David Dimbleby and her mother was a trained classical singer. Her uncle on her mother's side played jazz piano, trumpet and blues harp, and inspired her with his collection of gramophone records. With Naadia Sheriff (piano/vocals) & Jonty Fisher (bass/ukulele). Call for cover/minimum information.

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