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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
AUGUST 2013

MONDAY through SUNDAY - August 1st to August 4th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - AUGUST 4th

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NYC: REV. YOLANDA'S OLD TIME GOSPEL HOUR AT THE DUPLEX

A delightful, feel good, gender bending celebration of old fashioned gospel and country gospel music, plus original music by Rev. Yolanda written in the old fashion style, will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, August 4th at 6:30 pm. This show takes a musical tour of Rev. Yolanda's transformational spiritual journey from a gospel music loving Alabama gay boy, to a Radical Faerie, Rock & Roll, GLBT Hall of Fame Transgender Warrior, to a New Thought Interspiritual Drag Queen Reverend. Directed by Rev. Shawn Moninger, the show features Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes on vocals and acoustic guitar; Kenneth Gartman, Musical Director/Arrangements, piano, vocals. Special guests TBA. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MELANIE GOERLITZ & THE BIANCO MARTINIS

Melanie Goerlitz & The Bianco Martinis perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, August 4th at 7:00 pm. The Bianco Martinis is a NYC based gypsy jazz band that covers all four corners of the world. Whether it's from South America to Italy, New York to Paris, The Bianco Martinis masterfully blend these sounds into a unique style of a true gypsy. Their music can be best listened to accompanied by their signature drink, "The Bianco Martini" on a crisp evening in New York or Paris, Buenos Aires or Rome. Melanie Goerlitz will start out the evening in a classic cabaret style, and then bring on The Bianco Martinis for a delightful set of gypsy jazz. The Metropolitan Room will be serving The Bianco Martinis signature drink, and as always with The Bianco Martinis, the last sip is the sweetest. Melanie is a lyric soprano based out of New York City. She recently made her European debut in a concert tour throughout Poland. This concert highlighted the works of contemporary and traditional musical theater, and she was accompanied by a full symphony orchestra. Additionally, she just recorded her first album, "Broadway After Midnight" to be released in Poland in March 2012. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CHICO PINHEIRO & THE BRAZILIAN DREAM BAND

Chico Pinheiro & The Brazilian Dream Band will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, August 4th at 7:00 & 9:00 pm; Thursday, August 8th at 9:30 pm; Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th at 11L00 pm and Sunday, August 11th at 9:30 pm. The show features Luciana Alves & Special Guest Cesar Camargo Mariano. One of the major creative forces in modern Brazilian music, the brilliant guitarist /singer /composer /arranger Chico Pinheiro entrances audiences all over the world with his intensely lyrical and rhythmically exciting mixture of samba, swing, Carnaval and contemporary jazz. For his debut performances at 54 Below, Chico will be featuring the extraordinary young vocalist Luciana Alves. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT WOMEN!"

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, August 4th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "What You Don't Know About Women!". Guest host will be Barry Levitt. Co-Host will be Dana Lorge. 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 ON AIR SUMMER FUNDRAISER - PART 2
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, August 4th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, plus WBAI's "On-Air Summer Fundraiser - Part 2". Call with Your Pledge during the broadcast. 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: FREE CONCERT AT LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM

LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM (34-56 107th Street, Corona, Queens, NY - 718-478-8274) proudly welcomes back the York College Summer Jazz Program and their big band sound to Louis's garden on Sunday, August 4th at 2:00 pm. This annual concert showcases outstanding high school musicians from all five boroughs. It's a free concert celebrating Louis Armstrong's birthday. And, there will be cake! This concert is part of the museum's Summer With Satchmo program schedule. See details at http://www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org


NYC: LUIZ SIMAS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Luiz Simas Quartet with Luiz Simas (piano/vocals), Adriano Santos (drums), Itaiguara (bass) and Sue Terry (sax/clarinet) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sunday, August 4th with shows at 9:00 & 11:00 pm. Rio-born Brazilian jazz composer/ singer/ pianist Luiz Simas is a genuine Carioca! A New Yorker since '89, he has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in Brazil, Norway, Switzerland, France and the Ukraine. Luiz' voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. His CDs include Cafune, Impromptu, Luiz Simas Live in NYC, New Chorinhos from Brazil, Recipe for Rhythm and Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BEN WOLFE QUARTET AT THE IRIDIUM

Keystone Korner Nights/ Todd Barkan Present the Ben Wolfe Quartet with Orrin Evans, Donald Edwards and Stacy Dillard at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, August 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ben Wolfe's work is a true ensemble, expressed in the group sound, rather than dominated by extended solo compositions. Chamber Music America awarded Ben the 2004 New Works: Creation and Presentation Program Grant, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. As a result of this award, Ben was able to compose his extended composition Contradiction: Music for Sextet. Ben also recently made his mark as a film composer, working with Matthew Modine on the film short, "I Think I Thought". Ben is currently on the teaching faculty at The Julliard School: Jazz Division. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE TURRE & THE BONES OF ART AT DIZZY'S

Legendary trombone and conch shell master Steve Turre is bringing a brand new group to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, August 1st through 4th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The shows are in anticipation of their upcoming release on High Note. He is joined by Robin Eubanks and Frank Lacy, Trombone; Xavier Davis, Piano; Kenny Davis, Bass; and Willie Jones III, Drums. The Bones of Art (a name chosen by fans on Facebook) should answer any questions about the players' credentials; the group features the last three trombonists in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, all of whom have enjoyed monumental careers in jazz. The rhythm section is comprised of some of Dizzy's finest regulars, all group leaders as well - Xavier Davis, Kenny Davis, and Willie Jones III. Comprised of three trombones and a rhythm section, this is not a typical jazz sextet, but these proven musicians deserve curiosity and excitement in equal parts for this brave venture. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover (see website).

NY STATE: ORIGINAL MUSICAL WINNING THE LOTTERY OPENS AT FORT SALEM THEATER

The FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) ends its summer Mainstage season with the World Premiere of an original musical, Winning the Lottery, running Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm, August 2nd through 11th. Winning the Lottery tells the story of three women who work together in an office, with the realization of everyone's dream: they continually play the same numbers, and one lucky day they win forty-four million dollars. Fort Salem is the only professional theater north of New York City that consistently, year in and year out, is dedicated to creating and producing original musicals, starting in 2007 with a highly successful adaptation of A Christmas Carol, and continuing for the next five seasons with original shows by playwrights Al Budde and Jay Kerr. Budde and Kerr have gathered some of their favorite performers to carry forth their message to the world, including film and television performer Jesse Liebman, whose first post-college job was in Kerr's 2003 musical, Pyrates, at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan. Liebman, familiar to Fort audiences from Songs of War and Peace, I'm Getting My Act Together with Benita Zahn, and most recently 110 in the Shade in 2010, has gone on to co-star as Hugh Grant's assistant in the Hollywood film, Did You Hear About the Morgans, and is a series regular in A Girl's Guide, now in its second season on Cinemax. Playing Jesse's father, as he has in the past, is Gordon Hazzard, who first graced the Fort stage as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Gordon once toured nationally with John Astin in a different musical version of the Dickens classic. The men are joined by three lottery winners: Jessica O'Keefe (Breakfast Epiphanies and Corn!), Pat Reilly (Epiphanies and Senior Moments), and Mary Skelly (A Christmas Carol). Call for ticket information.

NJ: VOCAL GROUP MARQUEE FIVE AT SOPAC

After a successful debut at 54 Below, Marquee Five brings "Broadway By The Letter: Act One" to the SOUTH ORANGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ - 973-313-2787). Presented as a special event by SOPAC's resident theatre company, Midtown Direct Rep, "Broadway By The Letter: Act One" is a collection of Broadway material arranged with Marquee Five's signature harmonies, humor and heart, including pieces by Stephen Sondheim, Rogers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, Jason Robert Brown, William Finn and many more. Featuring Mick Bleyer, Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, Sierra Rein, and Julie Reyburn on vocals, with special appearances by Lynsey Buckelew and Christopher Whipple, accompanied by Dan Feyer, and directed by Lennie Watts, "Broadway By The Letter: Act One" offers a harmony-infused tribute to theatrical composers, shows and songs presented with a wink and a few surprises. Tickets are $20.

DC: ANGELA WINBUSH AT BLUES ALLEY

Angela Winbush will appear on Friday through Sunday, August 2nd through 4th at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Angela Winbush is a "four-hyphen" musician - producer - arranger - composer - performer. Originally as part of the duo Rene and Angela, and is still around today, creating enveloping tracks with layers of keyboards, gorgeous melodic hooks and lush vocals. Winbush has a powerful voice, an exceptional range and a unique style, she started out as a backup singer for Stevie Wonder. She's one of a handful of women in her generation - along with Patrice Rushen and Brenda Russell - who produced not only their own material but also other artists', working extensively with, among others, the Isley Brothers. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: SCOTT GRYDER'S SIMPLY SCOTTY AT CLUB 3160

Scott Gryder's monthly SIMPLY SCOTTY! show at CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969) will be presented on Sunday, August 4th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Scott will once again entertain from his self-compiled songbook of zany, heartfelt music! He is accompanied by the incomparable Nick Sula on piano, and joined at the mic by guest singers Freddie The Puppet, Laven Deer and the legendary operatic pachyderm Placebo Dominguez. Guest singers welcome. No cover charge - just a 2-drink minimum.


CHI: MOONLIGHT COCKTAIL WITH ANDREA MARCOVICCI

Singer/Actress Andrea Marcovicci brings her show 'Moonlight Cocktail' to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Wednesday through Monday, July 31st through August 5th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). The show celebrates that bygone era of sophisticated nightlife of dining and dancing. From coast to coast, from large clubs to intimate boites, (The Mocambo, Hungry i, San Francisco; Palmer House, Mr. Kelly's, Chicago; Stork Club, The Blue Angel, New York) the singers that enthralled you became household names like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Julie Wilson, Hildegarde, Portia Nelson, and Billie Holiday. Andrea's nostalgic spin through the forties and fifties, when an evening began at one club before winding down with fine champagne at another, is filled with her unique insight, charm and wit. Highlights include: You Fascinate Me So, Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, All in Fun, Talk of the Town, Some Other Time, as well as the delicious title song Moonlight Cocktail. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: THINGS I'VE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY - SHELLY MARKHAM

Award-winning composer/ conductor/ arranger Shelly Markham will perform for one night only at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sunday, August 4th at 4:00 pm. The show is a special celebration of the launch of his new CD "Things I've Learned Along the Way". He will be joined by special guests Anne & Mark Burnell. Shelly has written special musical material for many popular television series, including Friends, The Nanny, Golden Girls, Gimme A Break and Touched By An Angel, and scored the PBS production of Charley's Aunt starring Charles Grodin. As a musical director and arranger, Shelly has worked with singer Andrea Marcovicci for the past sixteen years in the famed Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City, touring extensively around the world, and producing eleven of her CD's. Markham has worked with a most diverse roster of performers, including Lainie Kazan, Michael Feinstein, Margaret Whiting, Nell Carter, Joey Lawrence, Ann Jillian, Gogi Grant, Julie Wilson, Chad Mitchell, Carol Lawrence and Bonnie Franklin. His new CD, Things I've Learned Along The Way celebrates the wisdom and wonders of love at any age. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

L.A.: DIVAS DIVINE IN NEW SHOW AT ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATER

"Hot Flashes With Divas Divine" will be presented on Sunday, August 4th at 2:00 pm at the THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) in a cabaret style concert as part of Les Michaels' Sundays In Summer Series. The show, starring Deborah Wheeler-Ure and Joanne Lapointe, will look back at their lives - and most women's lives, with an eclectic range of song styles that punctuate and span the years of a woman's discover of life and the changes they bring, and promises many cheers and tears. Joanne Lapointe has appeared in dozens of musical theater productions and kiddingly admits to playing the role of Evita's Mother in four different productions. The equally talented Deborah Wheeler-Ure performed and directed many theater productions before settling into cabaret and as a motivational singer. Their previous Divas Divine shows including "From Pop To Op" and "In Love", have played several venues including Lyon's English Grill to great reviews. They will be accompanied by Musical Director Rob Woyshner on piano. There is a $10 cover (cash only).

L.A.: KRITZERLAND: THE MUSIC MEN

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "The Music Men" on Sunday, August 4th at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700), As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Allen Everman (Finch, How to Succeed in Business; Nathan Detroit, Guys & Dolls, Harold Hill,The Music Man; Parade); Ashley Fox Linton (Broadway: Les Miserables, Cosette; Wicked, Swing/Nessa; Muscial Theatre West: Sunset Blvd. ); Jane Noseworthy (Reprises's Carousel; Taming of the Shrew, A Noise Within; Kodak Theatre's A Christmas Carol); Charlotte Mary Wen (Winner: LA's Next Great Stage Star 2013; Old Globe: Annie Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas); Robert Yacko (Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof. Company with Carol Burnett; Sunday in the Park with George; Parade); Justin Jones (Reprise: Kiss Me Kate, 3DT: Drowsy Chaperone; Cabrillo: Cinderella; Chicago: 12 Irish Tenors; TV: Tosh.O); Bruce C. Merkle (Cabaret: I Love Brucie; TV: The Tonight Show; How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement); David Zack (NY: Evita, Guys & Dolls, Pirates of Penzance, Fiddler on the Roof, Drood; LA:Snoopy!, Luck!, Cinderella) with Music Director Tom Griep and special guest, Sue Raney. The show is devoted to the brilliant songs of Meredith Willson and Gene de Paul. Producer Bruce Kimmel has recorded many songs by each and is thrilled to do an entire evening of their wonderful material. Cover charge is $28 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.

LON: EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT MISS HOPE SPRINGS

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

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - AUGUST 3rd

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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 Saturdays August 3rd, 17th and 31st 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: MARIA JACOBS CD RELEASE SHOW AT THE MET

Cleveland native Maria Jacobs will hold her official CD release party at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm. A former traffic reporter and disc jockey, she lived in Los Angeles for eleven years and sang The Langham Huntington, (formerly the Ritz Carlton,) The Four Seasons in Westlake Village, Chaya of Beverly Hills, and The Torrance Civic Center to name a few. She has released four albums: No Frills, Free As A Dove, Chasing Dreams, and Art of the Duo. Maria also opened for jazz trumpeter Chuck Mangione at The Coach House and in Columbus, Ohio. She was featured with the opening act for Bob Dorough in Columbus as well. Most recently, Art of the Duo is also receiving wonderful reviews nationwide. In fact, her last three albums are all receiving national distribution and radio airplay. Her release from Free As A Dove, (Pour Me A Cup Of Yesterday), can be heard on 107.3 the WAVE, and Maria also wrote the theme song for a sitcom on the web, So This Is Love. Stay tuned for Maria's fifth solo album, featuring her band 4Get The Girl. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: FROM PHANTOM TO SOLO ARTIST - RAMIN KARIMLOO AT SUBCULTURE

Broadway and West-End veteran, Ramin Karimloo is taking the States by storm, making SUBCULTURE NYC (45 Bleeker Street, NYC) his home for 3 days: Thursday through Saturday, August 1st through 3rd with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. In the world of theatrical performers, Ramin Karimloo is known as one of the most formidable talents in the industry. This Iranian-born Canadian singer began his career in London's West End playing roles in The Phantom of the Opera and starring as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. When he's not taking on major roles in the theatre world, Ramin takes the stage as a singer/songwriter. He stops by SubCulture to perform songs off his latest album Human Heart, taking influence from the country, bluegrass, rock, and folk music that he experienced through his life. Alongside with his musical theater training, this combination gives a very specific and personal sounds that will warm the room! He'll cover a collection of Broadway hits, including the songs that led him to be dubbed as 'The Greatest Phantom of All Time', plus brand new songs from Ryan Tedder and Greg Wells, and Ramin's very own bluegrass, country, folk, and rock originals. There is a $35 cover.

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN


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


NYC: ALICE RIPLEY IN 'RIPLEY REFLECTS'

Tony Winner Alice Ripley presents a brand new evening of your favorite music when she makes her official 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut in Ripley Reflects on Saturday, August 3rd at 8:00 pm. Expect a carefully crafted sampling of songs from shows in which she was an original Broadway cast member, as well as a healthy serving of melodies that cover a wide range of genres, including her own original tunes! Ripley's recent award-winning turn in Next to Normal (Best Actress in a Musical) took place long after Broadway had already fallen in love with Alice in shows such as Side Show (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations), Sunset Boulevard, The Rocky Horror Show and The Who's Tommy. Ripley Reflects will be captured on a new recording, to be released November 2013. There us a $40-50 cover cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PABLO ZIEGLER'S "TANGO CONEXION" WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEFON HARRIS

Pablo Ziegler, the Argentinian, Latin Grammy Award winningTango/ Jazz legend returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with an exciting ensemble, Tuesday through Saturday, July 30th through August 3rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00. His Quartet will consist of Walter Castro on Bandoneon, direct from Buenos Aires, Claudio Ragazzi on Guitar, and Pedro Giraudo on Bass. Add to this Classical Cellist Jisoo Ok and Special Guest Jazz Vibist Stefon Harris. Tango Conexion is Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. Ziegler, Composer/Pianist/Arranger who toured with the great Argentinian musician Astor Piazzolla for years, brings his prowess behind the piano and his compositional talent to this most interesting ensemble, a program mix of Piazzolla and Ziegler. The music will swing left and right with Maestro Ziegler's majestic flair dazzling audiences on piano in the center of it all. Special arrangements have been written for cello taking the music into a breathtaking arena of "Tango Meets Classical" with sensual rhythms and then making a right turn as Stefon Harris takes the stage and improvises upon Ziegler's charts taking Tango sounds deep into Jazz and all the excitement that brings. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JAY LEONHART AT BIRDLAND

Bassist Jay Leonhart performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturday, August 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st at 5:00 pm. Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. When Jay was fourteen he started playing the bass in The Pier Five Dixieland Jazz Band in Baltimore and never looked back. After studying at The Peabody Institute, Jay attended The Berklee School of Music and The Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto, before leaving school to start touring with the traveling big bands of the late 50's and early 60's. Upon moving to New York, Jay eventually began playing for many of the great jazz musicians, big bands, and singers who were to be found in New York - artists like Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Tony Bennett, Marian McPartland, and Jim Hall. Jay has now recorded 15 solo albums. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CD RELEASE WEEK FOR EARL KLUGH'S "HANDPICKED" AT THE BLUE NOTE

GRAMMY Award-winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh will release his new, largely solo CD, HandPicked on Heads Up (part of the Concord Music Group) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 20th through April 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Since Klugh released his inaugural album in 1976, the Detroit-born master of the acoustic-classical guitar has become one of the most imitated icons of the instrument, issued dozens of discs, 23 of which have been on Billboard's top-10 list of jazz albums and 5 that made it to the No. 1 slot. During that time, Klugh's recordings also received 12 GRAMMY nominations (the latest of which was for his 2008 CD The Spice of Life) - and his collaboration with pianist Bob James, One on One, walked away with the 1980 GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Klugh is no stranger to collaborative work. His recordings, One on One, Two of a Kind and Cool with Bob James, and Collaboration with George Benson featured backing bands. However, HandPicked showcases Klugh's first recorded duets in the purest sense of the word. No band, just beautifully arranged string duets between Earl and his friends. There is a $20-#35 cover.

NYC: ERIC GALES BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

Eric Gales and his band will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday & Saturday, August 2nd & 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric's brother Eugene Gales played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother Little Jimmy King had a thriving career as a blues artist before his untimely passing. Eric released his first record at Age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three Gales brothers teamed up for The Gales Bros. "Left Hand Brand" which was recorded for the House of Blues label in 1996. As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to copy the Hendrix style, but Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE TURRE & THE BONES OF ART AT DIZZY'S

Legendary trombone and conch shell master Steve Turre is bringing a brand new group to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, August 1st through 4th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The shows are in anticipation of their upcoming release on High Note. He is joined by Robin Eubanks and Frank Lacy, Trombone; Xavier Davis, Piano; Kenny Davis, Bass; and Willie Jones III, Drums. The Bones of Art (a name chosen by fans on Facebook) should answer any questions about the players' credentials; the group features the last three trombonists in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, all of whom have enjoyed monumental careers in jazz. The rhythm section is comprised of some of Dizzy's finest regulars, all group leaders as well - Xavier Davis, Kenny Davis, and Willie Jones III. Comprised of three trombones and a rhythm section, this is not a typical jazz sextet, but these proven musicians deserve curiosity and excitement in equal parts for this brave venture. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover (see website).

NY STATE: ORIGINAL MUSICAL WINNING THE LOTTERY OPENS AT FORT SALEM THEATER

The FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) ends its summer Mainstage season with the World Premiere of an original musical, Winning the Lottery, running Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm, August 2nd through 11th. Winning the Lottery tells the story of three women who work together in an office, with the realization of everyone's dream: they continually play the same numbers, and one lucky day they win forty-four million dollars. Fort Salem is the only professional theater north of New York City that consistently, year in and year out, is dedicated to creating and producing original musicals, starting in 2007 with a highly successful adaptation of A Christmas Carol, and continuing for the next five seasons with original shows by playwrights Al Budde and Jay Kerr. Budde and Kerr have gathered some of their favorite performers to carry forth their message to the world, including film and television performer Jesse Liebman, whose first post-college job was in Kerr's 2003 musical, Pyrates, at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan. Liebman, familiar to Fort audiences from Songs of War and Peace, I'm Getting My Act Together with Benita Zahn, and most recently 110 in the Shade in 2010, has gone on to co-star as Hugh Grant's assistant in the Hollywood film, Did You Hear About the Morgans, and is a series regular in A Girl's Guide, now in its second season on Cinemax. Playing Jesse's father, as he has in the past, is Gordon Hazzard, who first graced the Fort stage as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Gordon once toured nationally with John Astin in a different musical version of the Dickens classic. The men are joined by three lottery winners: Jessica O'Keefe (Breakfast Epiphanies and Corn!), Pat Reilly (Epiphanies and Senior Moments), and Mary Skelly (A Christmas Carol). Call for ticket information.

CT: TODD RUNDGREN - GREATEST HITS SHOW AT RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE

Todd Rundgren brings his Greatest Hits Show to THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE ( 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT - 203-438-5795) on Saturday, August 3rd at 8:00 pm as part of the The Guinness Black Lager Rock Series. Since the late 1960s Todd Rundgren has created an unparalleled body of work including hits like "Hello it's Me," "I Saw The Light," "Can We Still Be Friends" and more. Todd is known as a musical genius for his songwriting, performing and production prowess which has created a fireclay loyal cult following. He will be bringing all of his hits and more to the Playhouse stage. Tickets are $62.

TOR: BROADSWAY "OLD FRIENDS" CD RELEASE AT JAZZ BISTRO

Two award-winning Jazz singers, plus a Dora Award-nominated music director, have taken an array of music as wide as the smiles of their audience members' faces and formed "BROADSWAY". Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah, and Julie Michels are all very busy women, working in a number of projects and musical genres. It's this degree of exciting musical energy that brought them together, and helped them create a show that is eclectic, funny, and very, very musical. Now they will be performing at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, August 1st through 3rd, to celebrate the release of their CD "Old Friends". "Broadsway" was born when the ladies found themselves together on stage one night and discovered their mutual love of Broadway music. Julie and Heather (also host of "Wake Up ..." on JAZZ.FM91) are both acclaimed jazz performers, and Diane is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated Music Director, pianist and arranger. Their combined experience brings together Broadway music, pop sensibility, the improvisation of Jazz, and their unique senses of humour. They truly are three broads, doing it their own way ... hence, "Broadsway". This project has been wowing audiences and winning fans since its inception just over a year ago. Performance highlights include their debut "Leading Ladies" concert, repeat shows at The Global Cabaret Festival, the COC Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre series, the Thursday Night Jazz Party at the Home Smith Bar, and several corporate appearances. They are already scheduled for various theatre performances in the 2013/2014 season. Their repertoire ranges from Gershwin to Gaga, from Sondheim to Schwartz and virtually anything - and everything - in between. With a marvelous musical meshing, and a healthy dose of humour, "Broadsway" truly does have something for everyone. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: ANGELA WINBUSH AT BLUES ALLEY

Angela Winbush will appear on Friday through Sunday, August 2nd through 4th at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Angela Winbush is a "four-hyphen" musician - producer - arranger - composer - performer. Originally as part of the duo Rene and Angela, and is still around today, creating enveloping tracks with layers of keyboards, gorgeous melodic hooks and lush vocals. Winbush has a powerful voice, an exceptional range and a unique style, she started out as a backup singer for Stevie Wonder. She's one of a handful of women in her generation - along with Patrice Rushen and Brenda Russell - who produced not only their own material but also other artists', working extensively with, among others, the Isley Brothers. Call for cover/minimum information.

FLA: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO AT THE COLONY

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, whose electrifying combination of warmth, wit, swing and sensuality have made them the nightclub world's most celebrated team, will be making their seventh appearance at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, July 26th through August 10th at 8:30 pm. The talented couple are every bit as entertaining as they are musically savvy. The multiple MAC, Bistro and New York Nightlife Award winners - they were just honored with the 2013 MAC award for Major Duo Artists of the Year - are regular performers at New York's most prestigious clubs and concert halls. They were among the last performers to headline at the Algonquin Hotel's legendary Oak Room Supper Club, and have also performed at Carnegie Hall, The Allen Room and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, New York Festival of Song, The Algonquin, Feinstein's, The Carlyle, Birdland, and the 92nd Street Y's 'Lyrics and Lyricists' series. Call for cover/minimum information.


IN: EDEN ESPINOSA AT THE CABARET

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) presents Broadway's Eden Espinosa on Friday & Saturday, August 2nd & 3rd at 8:00 pm. One of the most exciting voices of her generation, Eden Espinosa has wowed audiences in Broadway's Wicked, Rent and Brooklyn. Now, in her new solo show, Eden takes on modern Broadway hits from Aida, Rent and Wicked along with a few of her signature re-imaginings of popular songs by Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy, Sia, Cyndi Lauper and more. Eden made her solo concert debut in Los Angeles with her show Me in December 2008. She then took the show to New York where she performed to four sold out audiences at Joe's Pub in March 2009. On July 24, 2009, she brought the show back to Los Angeles and performed to a sold out audience at the Ford Amphitheatre with special guest, Grammy Award-winning artist, Paula Cole. In 2010, her show From Eden With Love was performed to sold out crowds in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

CHI: MOONLIGHT COCKTAIL WITH ANDREA MARCOVICCI

Singer/Actress Andrea Marcovicci brings her show 'Moonlight Cocktail' to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Wednesday through Monday, July 31st through August 5th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). The show celebrates that bygone era of sophisticated nightlife of dining and dancing. From coast to coast, from large clubs to intimate boites, (The Mocambo, Hungry i, San Francisco; Palmer House, Mr. Kelly's, Chicago; Stork Club, The Blue Angel, New York) the singers that enthralled you became household names like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Julie Wilson, Hildegarde, Portia Nelson, and Billie Holiday. Andrea's nostalgic spin through the forties and fifties, when an evening began at one club before winding down with fine champagne at another, is filled with her unique insight, charm and wit. Highlights include: You Fascinate Me So, Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, All in Fun, Talk of the Town, Some Other Time, as well as the delicious title song Moonlight Cocktail. Call for cover/minimum information.


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

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

SF: CHRISTINE ANDREAS IN "BEMUSED" AT FEINSTEIN'S

Christine Andreas brings her show "Bemused" to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday, August 2nd at 8:00 pm and Saturday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm. "Bemused" is the tangy, sassy, musically eclectic new act Ms. Andreas has written herself (a play on words) 'to-be-mused' - the musical spark that ignites when just the right singer and just the right song-writer collide, giving the multi-talented song stylist myriad moods to explore, and a challenging repertoire of songs to explore them in. This award-winning singer, Broadway star, and Tony nominee most recently completed a year in La Cage aux Folles with Kelsey Grammer, as well as a much acclaimed National tour as Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

LON: SOPHIE-LOUISE DANN FROM CLASSIC ... TO COWARD ... TO CURRENT

Sophie Louise Dann is back in London after her successful run as Dot in Stephen Sondheim's re-orchestrated production of Sunday in the Park with George at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. She will perform her show 'From Classic... To Coward... To Current' at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 30th through August 3rd at 8:00 pm. James Church accompanies Sophie on piano. The show includes favourites old and new, from Mozart to Music Hall, plenty of comedy, musical theatre and a few surprises along the way. Olivier Award-nominee Sophie-Louise Dann brings an evening of sparking musical entertainment embracing a wealth of musical styles. Having performed this one-woman show in New York and Los Angeles, it is now London's turn. Her career encompasses the worlds of opera, theatre, radio and film. From Lend Me a Tenor for which she received the 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting role in a musical, to Forbidden Broadway!, Ivor Novello's Gay's the Word! and innumerable leading Gilbert and Sullivan roles for D'Oyly Carte Opera, her beautiful voice and comedic skills have given her many opportunities to shine. On the concert platform, she has headlined at Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. A regular guest on Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night, Sophie Louise has appeared with the BBC Concert Orchestra in Patience, Sondheim at 80 (BBC PROMS), Carousel, On your Toes, Pal Joey, More of Loesser (Radio 3). Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: MARIEANN MERINGOLO & ORCHESTRA IN "ORCHESTRATED"

Adored and MAC & Back Stage Bistro Award-Winning Vocalist, Marieann Meringolo and her 7 Piece Orchestra will raise the roof off THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with her new show "Orchestrated" on Friday, May 31st at 9:30 pm and Saturday & Sunday, June 1st & 2nd at 7:00 pm. It's a cabaret show on STEROIDS! Directed by Eric Michael Gillett the show features musical direction by Doyle Newmyer. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: FROM PHANTOM TO SOLO ARTIST - RAMIN KARIMLOO AT SUBCULTURE

Broadway and West-End veteran, Ramin Karimloo is taking the States by storm, making SUBCULTURE NYC (45 Bleeker Street, NYC) his home for 3 days: Thursday through Saturday, August 1st through 3rd with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. In the world of theatrical performers, Ramin Karimloo is known as one of the most formidable talents in the industry. This Iranian-born Canadian singer began his career in London's West End playing roles in The Phantom of the Opera and starring as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. When he's not taking on major roles in the theatre world, Ramin takes the stage as a singer/songwriter. He stops by SubCulture to perform songs off his latest album Human Heart, taking influence from the country, bluegrass, rock, and folk music that he experienced through his life. Alongside with his musical theater training, this combination gives a very specific and personal sounds that will warm the room! He'll cover a collection of Broadway hits, including the songs that led him to be dubbed as 'The Greatest Phantom of All Time', plus brand new songs from Ryan Tedder and Greg Wells, and Ramin's very own bluegrass, country, folk, and rock originals. There is a $35 cover.

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: JANE MONHEIT - ONE NIGHT ONLY AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents one of New York's most dynamic vocalists for a one night only mid-summer event, featuring Jane Monheit accompanied by pianist Michael Kanan in a special duo performance on Friday, August 2nd at 8:00 pm. Audiences will be delighted by this traditional jazz piano program with some lovely cabaret moments featuring hits from Jane Monheit's recordings including her current release, The Heart of the Matter. This supremely gifted singer is capable of tremendous vocal flights, dips, turns and extensions, but she doesn't grandstand or hold a note simply to show off. Her goal is to convey a story, and she does so with grace. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SUBMISSIONS ONLY WITH KATE WETHERHEAD & ANDREW KEENAN-BOLGER

Everyone's favorite comedy web series about the Broadway casting and audition process comes to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, August 2nd at 11:00 pm. Get an exclusive SNEAK PEEK of Submissions Only: Season 3! Join Co-Creators Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde) and Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies), along with series regulars Colin Hanlon (Rent), Donna Vivino (Wicked), Santino Fontana (Cinderella) and more in watching the very FIRST episode of the highly anticipated third season! The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the cast and creative team. If you're going through Submissions Only withdrawal, we've got your fix! There is a $15-$25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PABLO ZIEGLER'S "TANGO CONEXION" WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEFON HARRIS

Pablo Ziegler, the Argentinian, Latin Grammy Award winningTango/ Jazz legend returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with an exciting ensemble, Tuesday through Saturday, July 30th through August 3rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00. His Quartet will consist of Walter Castro on Bandoneon, direct from Buenos Aires, Claudio Ragazzi on Guitar, and Pedro Giraudo on Bass. Add to this Classical Cellist Jisoo Ok and Special Guest Jazz Vibist Stefon Harris. Tango Conexion is Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. Ziegler, Composer/Pianist/Arranger who toured with the great Argentinian musician Astor Piazzolla for years, brings his prowess behind the piano and his compositional talent to this most interesting ensemble, a program mix of Piazzolla and Ziegler. The music will swing left and right with Maestro Ziegler's majestic flair dazzling audiences on piano in the center of it all. Special arrangements have been written for cello taking the music into a breathtaking arena of "Tango Meets Classical" with sensual rhythms and then making a right turn as Stefon Harris takes the stage and improvises upon Ziegler's charts taking Tango sounds deep into Jazz and all the excitement that brings. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TOMMY IGOE AND THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND EVERY FRIDAY

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


NYC: CD RELEASE WEEK FOR EARL KLUGH'S "HANDPICKED" AT THE BLUE NOTE

GRAMMY Award-winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh will release his new, largely solo CD, HandPicked on Heads Up (part of the Concord Music Group) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 20th through April 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Since Klugh released his inaugural album in 1976, the Detroit-born master of the acoustic-classical guitar has become one of the most imitated icons of the instrument, issued dozens of discs, 23 of which have been on Billboard's top-10 list of jazz albums and 5 that made it to the No. 1 slot. During that time, Klugh's recordings also received 12 GRAMMY nominations (the latest of which was for his 2008 CD The Spice of Life) - and his collaboration with pianist Bob James, One on One, walked away with the 1980 GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Klugh is no stranger to collaborative work. His recordings, One on One, Two of a Kind and Cool with Bob James, and Collaboration with George Benson featured backing bands. However, HandPicked showcases Klugh's first recorded duets in the purest sense of the word. No band, just beautifully arranged string duets between Earl and his friends. There is a $20-#35 cover.

NYC: ERIC GALES BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

Eric Gales and his band will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday & Saturday, August 2nd & 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric's brother Eugene Gales played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother Little Jimmy King had a thriving career as a blues artist before his untimely passing. Eric released his first record at Age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three Gales brothers teamed up for The Gales Bros. "Left Hand Brand" which was recorded for the House of Blues label in 1996. As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to copy the Hendrix style, but Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE TURRE & THE BONES OF ART AT DIZZY'S

Legendary trombone and conch shell master Steve Turre is bringing a brand new group to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, August 1st through 4th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The shows are in anticipation of their upcoming release on High Note. He is joined by Robin Eubanks and Frank Lacy, Trombone; Xavier Davis, Piano; Kenny Davis, Bass; and Willie Jones III, Drums. The Bones of Art (a name chosen by fans on Facebook) should answer any questions about the players' credentials; the group features the last three trombonists in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, all of whom have enjoyed monumental careers in jazz. The rhythm section is comprised of some of Dizzy's finest regulars, all group leaders as well - Xavier Davis, Kenny Davis, and Willie Jones III. Comprised of three trombones and a rhythm section, this is not a typical jazz sextet, but these proven musicians deserve curiosity and excitement in equal parts for this brave venture. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover (see website).

NY STATE: ORIGINAL MUSICAL WINNING THE LOTTERY OPENS AT FORT SALEM THEATER

The FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) ends its summer Mainstage season with the World Premiere of an original musical, Winning the Lottery, running Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm, August 2nd through 11th. Winning the Lottery tells the story of three women who work together in an office, with the realization of everyone's dream: they continually play the same numbers, and one lucky day they win forty-four million dollars. Fort Salem is the only professional theater north of New York City that consistently, year in and year out, is dedicated to creating and producing original musicals, starting in 2007 with a highly successful adaptation of A Christmas Carol, and continuing for the next five seasons with original shows by playwrights Al Budde and Jay Kerr. Budde and Kerr have gathered some of their favorite performers to carry forth their message to the world, including film and television performer Jesse Liebman, whose first post-college job was in Kerr's 2003 musical, Pyrates, at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan. Liebman, familiar to Fort audiences from Songs of War and Peace, I'm Getting My Act Together with Benita Zahn, and most recently 110 in the Shade in 2010, has gone on to co-star as Hugh Grant's assistant in the Hollywood film, Did You Hear About the Morgans, and is a series regular in A Girl's Guide, now in its second season on Cinemax. Playing Jesse's father, as he has in the past, is Gordon Hazzard, who first graced the Fort stage as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Gordon once toured nationally with John Astin in a different musical version of the Dickens classic. The men are joined by three lottery winners: Jessica O'Keefe (Breakfast Epiphanies and Corn!), Pat Reilly (Epiphanies and Senior Moments), and Mary Skelly (A Christmas Carol). Call for ticket information.

NY STATE: LOUIS PRIMA JR. AND THE WITNESSES FEATURING SARAH SPIEGEL

Mr. Louis Prima Jr. and his band The Witnesses, Featuring Sarah Spiegel will make their Long Island debut at MADISON'S STEAK HOUSE (670 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY - 631-231-6909) on Friday, August 2nd with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. This will be the group's first appearance ever on Long Island. This very intimate venue was chosen as Prima Jr. wanted to play a place reminiscent of the lounges that made his father, Louis Prima Sr., famous. His Son carries on this great show business legacy but with a dynamic new twist. Call for cover/minimum information.

BOS: TERENCE BLANCHARD AT SCULLERS

Terence Blanchard will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday, August 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Blanchard is an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer. Since he emerged on the scene in 1980 with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and then shortly thereafter with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Blanchard has been a leading artist in jazz. He was an integral figure in the 1980s jazz resurgence, having recorded several award-winning albums and having performed with the jazz elite. Terence's most recent album, Magnetic, was released on May 28th. Show only cover: $30 Dinner/show package $70

TOR: BROADSWAY "OLD FRIENDS" CD RELEASE AT JAZZ BISTRO

Two award-winning Jazz singers, plus a Dora Award-nominated music director, have taken an array of music as wide as the smiles of their audience members' faces and formed "BROADSWAY". Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah, and Julie Michels are all very busy women, working in a number of projects and musical genres. It's this degree of exciting musical energy that brought them together, and helped them create a show that is eclectic, funny, and very, very musical. Now they will be performing at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, August 1st through 3rd, to celebrate the release of their CD "Old Friends". "Broadsway" was born when the ladies found themselves together on stage one night and discovered their mutual love of Broadway music. Julie and Heather (also host of "Wake Up ..." on JAZZ.FM91) are both acclaimed jazz performers, and Diane is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated Music Director, pianist and arranger. Their combined experience brings together Broadway music, pop sensibility, the improvisation of Jazz, and their unique senses of humour. They truly are three broads, doing it their own way ... hence, "Broadsway". This project has been wowing audiences and winning fans since its inception just over a year ago. Performance highlights include their debut "Leading Ladies" concert, repeat shows at The Global Cabaret Festival, the COC Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre series, the Thursday Night Jazz Party at the Home Smith Bar, and several corporate appearances. They are already scheduled for various theatre performances in the 2013/2014 season. Their repertoire ranges from Gershwin to Gaga, from Sondheim to Schwartz and virtually anything - and everything - in between. With a marvelous musical meshing, and a healthy dose of humour, "Broadsway" truly does have something for everyone. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: ANGELA WINBUSH AT BLUES ALLEY

Angela Winbush will appear on Friday through Sunday, August 2nd through 4th at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Angela Winbush is a "four-hyphen" musician - producer - arranger - composer - performer. Originally as part of the duo Rene and Angela, and is still around today, creating enveloping tracks with layers of keyboards, gorgeous melodic hooks and lush vocals. Winbush has a powerful voice, an exceptional range and a unique style, she started out as a backup singer for Stevie Wonder. She's one of a handful of women in her generation - along with Patrice Rushen and Brenda Russell - who produced not only their own material but also other artists', working extensively with, among others, the Isley Brothers. Call for cover/minimum information.

FLA: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO AT THE COLONY

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, whose electrifying combination of warmth, wit, swing and sensuality have made them the nightclub world's most celebrated team, will be making their seventh appearance at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, July 26th through August 10th at 8:30 pm. The talented couple are every bit as entertaining as they are musically savvy. The multiple MAC, Bistro and New York Nightlife Award winners - they were just honored with the 2013 MAC award for Major Duo Artists of the Year - are regular performers at New York's most prestigious clubs and concert halls. They were among the last performers to headline at the Algonquin Hotel's legendary Oak Room Supper Club, and have also performed at Carnegie Hall, The Allen Room and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, New York Festival of Song, The Algonquin, Feinstein's, The Carlyle, Birdland, and the 92nd Street Y's 'Lyrics and Lyricists' series. Call for cover/minimum information.


IN: EDEN ESPINOSA AT THE CABARET

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) presents Broadway's Eden Espinosa on Friday & Saturday, August 2nd & 3rd at 8:00 pm. One of the most exciting voices of her generation, Eden Espinosa has wowed audiences in Broadway's Wicked, Rent and Brooklyn. Now, in her new solo show, Eden takes on modern Broadway hits from Aida, Rent and Wicked along with a few of her signature re-imaginings of popular songs by Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy, Sia, Cyndi Lauper and more. Eden made her solo concert debut in Los Angeles with her show Me in December 2008. She then took the show to New York where she performed to four sold out audiences at Joe's Pub in March 2009. On July 24, 2009, she brought the show back to Los Angeles and performed to a sold out audience at the Ford Amphitheatre with special guest, Grammy Award-winning artist, Paula Cole. In 2010, her show From Eden With Love was performed to sold out crowds in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

CHI: MOONLIGHT COCKTAIL WITH ANDREA MARCOVICCI

Singer/Actress Andrea Marcovicci brings her show 'Moonlight Cocktail' to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Wednesday through Monday, July 31st through August 5th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). The show celebrates that bygone era of sophisticated nightlife of dining and dancing. From coast to coast, from large clubs to intimate boites, (The Mocambo, Hungry i, San Francisco; Palmer House, Mr. Kelly's, Chicago; Stork Club, The Blue Angel, New York) the singers that enthralled you became household names like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Julie Wilson, Hildegarde, Portia Nelson, and Billie Holiday. Andrea's nostalgic spin through the forties and fifties, when an evening began at one club before winding down with fine champagne at another, is filled with her unique insight, charm and wit. Highlights include: You Fascinate Me So, Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, All in Fun, Talk of the Town, Some Other Time, as well as the delicious title song Moonlight Cocktail. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: CHRISTINE ANDREAS IN "BEMUSED" AT FEINSTEIN'S

Christine Andreas brings her show "Bemused" to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday, August 2nd at 8:00 pm and Saturday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm. "Bemused" is the tangy, sassy, musically eclectic new act Ms. Andreas has written herself (a play on words) 'to-be-mused' - the musical spark that ignites when just the right singer and just the right song-writer collide, giving the multi-talented song stylist myriad moods to explore, and a challenging repertoire of songs to explore them in. This award-winning singer, Broadway star, and Tony nominee most recently completed a year in La Cage aux Folles with Kelsey Grammer, as well as a much acclaimed National tour as Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

LON: SOPHIE-LOUISE DANN FROM CLASSIC ... TO COWARD ... TO CURRENT

Sophie Louise Dann is back in London after her successful run as Dot in Stephen Sondheim's re-orchestrated production of Sunday in the Park with George at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. She will perform her show 'From Classic... To Coward... To Current' at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 30th through August 3rd at 8:00 pm. James Church accompanies Sophie on piano. The show includes favourites old and new, from Mozart to Music Hall, plenty of comedy, musical theatre and a few surprises along the way. Olivier Award-nominee Sophie-Louise Dann brings an evening of sparking musical entertainment embracing a wealth of musical styles. Having performed this one-woman show in New York and Los Angeles, it is now London's turn. Her career encompasses the worlds of opera, theatre, radio and film. From Lend Me a Tenor for which she received the 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting role in a musical, to Forbidden Broadway!, Ivor Novello's Gay's the Word! and innumerable leading Gilbert and Sullivan roles for D'Oyly Carte Opera, her beautiful voice and comedic skills have given her many opportunities to shine. On the concert platform, she has headlined at Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. A regular guest on Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night, Sophie Louise has appeared with the BBC Concert Orchestra in Patience, Sondheim at 80 (BBC PROMS), Carousel, On your Toes, Pal Joey, More of Loesser (Radio 3). Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: FROM PHANTOM TO SOLO ARTIST - RAMIN KARIMLOO AT SUBCULTURE

Broadway and West-End veteran, Ramin Karimloo is taking the States by storm, making SUBCULTURE NYC (45 Bleeker Street, NYC) his home for 3 days: Thursday through Saturday, August 1st through 3rd with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. In the world of theatrical performers, Ramin Karimloo is known as one of the most formidable talents in the industry. This Iranian-born Canadian singer began his career in London's West End playing roles in The Phantom of the Opera and starring as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. When he's not taking on major roles in the theatre world, Ramin takes the stage as a singer/songwriter. He stops by SubCulture to perform songs off his latest album Human Heart, taking influence from the country, bluegrass, rock, and folk music that he experienced through his life. Alongside with his musical theater training, this combination gives a very specific and personal sounds that will warm the room! He'll cover a collection of Broadway hits, including the songs that led him to be dubbed as 'The Greatest Phantom of All Time', plus brand new songs from Ryan Tedder and Greg Wells, and Ramin's very own bluegrass, country, folk, and rock originals. There is a $35 cover.


NYC: ERIC MICHAEL GILLETTE WITH 'BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME'


Eric Michael Gillette returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, August 1st at 7:00 pm with a new show 'Because You Loved Me'. Broadway knows him from Kiss Me, Kate, Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs & others, but this summer, the MAC & Bistro Award-winning vocalist Eric Michael Gillett takes a wry and moving look at the intricate ways of the heart. Gillett's repertoire includes an eclectic array of material, from Sondheim to Jim Brickman, Bob Dylan to The Backstreet Boys, Madonna ... and beyond. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: 54 SINGS MITCHELL

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will pay tribute to the brilliance of eight-time Grammy winner Joni Mitchell on Thursday, August 1st at 9:30 pm when they present '54 Sings Mitchell'. Additional performances are scheduled for Monday, August 12th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, August 29th at 9:30 pm. Whether it's "Both Sides Now," "Chelsea Morning," "The Circle Game," "Big Yellow Taxi," or "A Case of You," the work of Mitchell, one of the world's most embraced, lauded, and prolific singer-songwriters, continues to inspire and delight generations of listeners. At 54 Below, look for a cast of Broadway and cabaret luminaries singing the praises of all things Mitchell, including: Lisa Asher (MAC, Bistro & Nightlife Award winner), Annie Golden (Broadway's Hair, Leader of the Pack, On the Town, The Full Monty, Xanadu), Heather MacRae (Broadway's Hair, Falsettos, A Catered Affair), Julie Reyburn (MAC, Bistro, Nightlife Award winner), Nicholas Rodriguez (Broadway's Tarzan, Helen Hayes Award winner), and Gabrielle Stravelli (celebrated NYC jazz vocalist). There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT AT 54 BELOW: 15:54

Re-inventing the magic on the site of the original Studio 54, Thursday's 15:54 party at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will unlock it's doors to cutting edge Performance Artists and DJs, Hosted by The Haus of Mimosa. Featured this week: TBA. Cover charge $15. Cover charge includes one complimentary well, wine, or beer beverage.

NYC: ABIGAIL RICCARDS CD RELEASE WITH SPECIAL GUEST JANE MONHEIT

Vocalist Abigail Riccards will hold a special CD Release Celebration at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday, August 1st at 6:00 pm, with Special Guest Jane Monheit. She will be joined on the BIRDLAND stage by her band, with Michael Kanan (piano), Neal Miner (bass), Greg Ruggiero (guitar), Eliot Zigmund (drums), Chris Madsen (saxophone). Since arriving on the New York scene in 2003, vocalist Abigail Riccards has garnered much attention from the jazz community for her effortless swing, heartbreaking tone, and personalized approach to lyrics. Abigail's inimitable approach to the Great American Songbook has made her one of the most celebrated jazz vocalists of her generation. She has performed at many of the most treasured venues in NYC, including Birdland, Jazz Standard, Smoke, Smalls, Kitano Hotel, Sweet Rhythm, and 55Bar. Abigail has also collaborated with many of the best jazz musicians in the world including Michael Kanan, David Berkman, Mulgrew Miller, Spike Wilner, Neal Miner, Jay Leonhart, Steve LaSpina, Lee Hudson, Tony Romano, Brad Shepnik, Matt Wilson, Bill Goodwin, Rick Montalbano, Elliot Zigmund, Joel Frahm, Adam Kolker, and Ron Horton. Recently, Abigail moved to Chicago where she has quickly established herself as one of the rising vocalists of its unique jazz scene. Since moving to Chicago she has performed at many of the top jazz clubs with some of Chicago's most well-respected musicians, headlining at venues such as the Green Mill, the Jazz Showcase, and Andy's Jazz Club. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PABLO ZIEGLER'S "TANGO CONEXION" WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEFON HARRIS

Pablo Ziegler, the Argentinian, Latin Grammy Award winningTango/ Jazz legend returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with an exciting ensemble, Tuesday through Friday, July 30th through August 3rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00. His Quartet will consist of Walter Castro on Bandoneon, direct from Buenos Aires, Claudio Ragazzi on Guitar, and Pedro Giraudo on Bass. Add to this Classical Cellist Jisoo Ok and Special Guest Jazz Vibist Stefon Harris. Tango Conexion is Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. Ziegler, Composer/Pianist/Arranger who toured with the great Argentinian musician Astor Piazzolla for years, brings his prowess behind the piano and his compositional talent to this most interesting ensemble, a program mix of Piazzolla and Ziegler. The music will swing left and right with Maestro Ziegler's majestic flair dazzling audiences on piano in the center of it all. Special arrangements have been written for cello taking the music into a breathtaking arena of "Tango Meets Classical" with sensual rhythms and then making a right turn as Stefon Harris takes the stage and improvises upon Ziegler's charts taking Tango sounds deep into Jazz and all the excitement that brings. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CD RELEASE WEEK FOR EARL KLUGH'S "HANDPICKED" AT THE BLUE NOTE

GRAMMY Award-winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh will release his new, largely solo CD, HandPicked on Heads Up (part of the Concord Music Group) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 20th through April 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Since Klugh released his inaugural album in 1976, the Detroit-born master of the acoustic-classical guitar has become one of the most imitated icons of the instrument, issued dozens of discs, 23 of which have been on Billboard's top-10 list of jazz albums and 5 that made it to the No. 1 slot. During that time, Klugh's recordings also received 12 GRAMMY nominations (the latest of which was for his 2008 CD The Spice of Life) - and his collaboration with pianist Bob James, One on One, walked away with the 1980 GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Klugh is no stranger to collaborative work. His recordings, One on One, Two of a Kind and Cool with Bob James, and Collaboration with George Benson featured backing bands. However, HandPicked showcases Klugh's first recorded duets in the purest sense of the word. No band, just beautifully arranged string duets between Earl and his friends. There is a $20-#35 cover.

NYC: STEVE TURRE & THE BONES OF ART AT DIZZY'S

Legendary trombone and conch shell master Steve Turre is bringing a brand new group to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, August 1st through 4th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The shows are in anticipation of their upcoming release on High Note. He is joined by Robin Eubanks and Frank Lacy, Trombone; Xavier Davis, Piano; Kenny Davis, Bass; and Willie Jones III, Drums. The Bones of Art (a name chosen by fans on Facebook) should answer any questions about the players' credentials; the group features the last three trombonists in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, all of whom have enjoyed monumental careers in jazz. The rhythm section is comprised of some of Dizzy's finest regulars, all group leaders as well - Xavier Davis, Kenny Davis, and Willie Jones III. Comprised of three trombones and a rhythm section, this is not a typical jazz sextet, but these proven musicians deserve curiosity and excitement in equal parts for this brave venture. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover (see website).

BOS: SINGER/SONGWRITER SOMI AT SCULLERS

Somi, a U.S. singer and songwriter of Ugandan and Rwandan descent, will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, August 1st at 8:00 pm. She is perhaps one of the most creative soul and jazz musicians in Africa. Having lived in Zambia, Kenya, and Tanzania, upon moving to New York City Somi was the featured vocalist in the African Globe Theatre production of Drums under the African Sky. She successfully performed in Clubs around NY City and Internationally. Dinner/Show: $65; show only $25.


TOR: BROADSWAY "OLD FRIENDS" CD RELEASE AT JAZZ BISTRO

Two award-winning Jazz singers, plus a Dora Award-nominated music director, have taken an array of music as wide as the smiles of their audience members' faces and formed "BROADSWAY". Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah, and Julie Michels are all very busy women, working in a number of projects and musical genres. It's this degree of exciting musical energy that brought them together, and helped them create a show that is eclectic, funny, and very, very musical. Now they will be performing at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, August 1st through 3rd, to celebrate the release of their CD "Old Friends". "Broadsway" was born when the ladies found themselves together on stage one night and discovered their mutual love of Broadway music. Julie and Heather (also host of "Wake Up ..." on JAZZ.FM91) are both acclaimed jazz performers, and Diane is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated Music Director, pianist and arranger. Their combined experience brings together Broadway music, pop sensibility, the improvisation of Jazz, and their unique senses of humour. They truly are three broads, doing it their own way ... hence, "Broadsway". This project has been wowing audiences and winning fans since its inception just over a year ago. Performance highlights include their debut "Leading Ladies" concert, repeat shows at The Global Cabaret Festival, the COC Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre series, the Thursday Night Jazz Party at the Home Smith Bar, and several corporate appearances. They are already scheduled for various theatre performances in the 2013/2014 season. Their repertoire ranges from Gershwin to Gaga, from Sondheim to Schwartz and virtually anything - and everything - in between. With a marvelous musical meshing, and a healthy dose of humour, "Broadsway" truly does have something for everyone. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: TERISA GRIFFIN AT BLUES ALLEY

Terisa Griffin, monikered "The Empress of Soul", will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) for one night only on Thursday, August 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Terisa is an exciting entertainer, songwriter, actress, producer, and philanthropist. The daughter of a Baptist minister and the 2nd of 4 singing girls, her passions for family, music and giving back controls her life. As seen on the first season of NBC's "The Voice" or backing R&B legend "The Iceman" Jerry Butler, Terisa never disappoints or ceases to amaze her audience. Simply unbelievable! Terisa's goal is to have a career as distinguished as the Divas and Queens she pays tribute to. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: JESSE FISCHER & SOUL CYCLE

Brooklyn-based pianist/composer Jesse Fischer will appear at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Thursday, August 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Fischer is an exciting new voice in jazz and soul music. A triple threat as musician, engineer, and producer, Fischer has recorded six albums as a leader with his jazz/funk unit Soul Cycle, most recently the ObliqSound release Retro Future. Fischer is known for his warm, soulful touch, and bold, spacious compositions. As a keyboard player, he has performed with artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Freddie Jackson, Andy Allo, Black Moon, Engelbert Humperdinck, Laura Izibor, and N'Dambi, and his playing is featured on Anthony Hamilton's Grammy-nominated album Back To Love. In addition, Fischer co-produced and engineered Laura Izibor's Brooklyn Sessions, Vol. 1 EP on Atlantic Records and is currently lending his production/engineering talents to the emerging artists Rachel Eckroth, Ezra Brown, Exenia, Melanie Charles, and Brenda Nicole Moorer. There is a $10 cover.

CHI: MOONLIGHT COCKTAIL WITH ANDREA MARCOVICCI

Singer/Actress Andrea Marcovicci brings her show 'Moonlight Cocktail' to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Wednesday through Monday, July 31st through August 5th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). The show celebrates that bygone era of sophisticated nightlife of dining and dancing. From coast to coast, from large clubs to intimate boites, (The Mocambo, Hungry i, San Francisco; Palmer House, Mr. Kelly's, Chicago; Stork Club, The Blue Angel, New York) the singers that enthralled you became household names like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Julie Wilson, Hildegarde, Portia Nelson, and Billie Holiday. Andrea's nostalgic spin through the forties and fifties, when an evening began at one club before winding down with fine champagne at another, is filled with her unique insight, charm and wit. Highlights include: You Fascinate Me So, Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, All in Fun, Talk of the Town, Some Other Time, as well as the delicious title song Moonlight Cocktail. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: THE KP3 AT THE SOUND ROOM

The KP3 (The Kelly Park Trio) will perform at THE SOUND ROOM (2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA - 415-994-3501) on Thursday, August 1st at 7:30 pm. The KP3 is a classic piano/bass/drums jazz trio featuring original compositions by Maestro Kelly Park. It is an eclectic mix of tunes, ranging in style from 60's straight ahead jazz, to Brazilian samba, to outside free jazz, all the way up to jazz trends of the 2000's. They all have one thing in common though - Kelly Park! He's been writing tunes throughout his long career and they've grown to become a body of work, enough to be able to present a full-length show. There is a $15 cover.


LON: SOPHIE-LOUISE DANN FROM CLASSIC ... TO COWARD ... TO CURRENT

Sophie Louise Dann is back in London after her successful run as Dot in Stephen Sondheim's re-orchestrated production of Sunday in the Park with George at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. She will perform her show 'From Classic... To Coward... To Current' at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 30th through August 3rd at 8:00 pm. James Church accompanies Sophie on piano. The show includes favourites old and new, from Mozart to Music Hall, plenty of comedy, musical theatre and a few surprises along the way. Olivier Award-nominee Sophie-Louise Dann brings an evening of sparking musical entertainment embracing a wealth of musical styles. Having performed this one-woman show in New York and Los Angeles, it is now London's turn. Her career encompasses the worlds of opera, theatre, radio and film. From Lend Me a Tenor for which she received the 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting role in a musical, to Forbidden Broadway!, Ivor Novello's Gay's the Word! and innumerable leading Gilbert and Sullivan roles for D'Oyly Carte Opera, her beautiful voice and comedic skills have given her many opportunities to shine. On the concert platform, she has headlined at Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. A regular guest on Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night, Sophie Louise has appeared with the BBC Concert Orchestra in Patience, Sondheim at 80 (BBC PROMS), Carousel, On your Toes, Pal Joey, More of Loesser (Radio 3). Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: MARY BOGUE WITH BOUDOIRS, BORDELLOS & THE BLUES

L.A. favorite Mary Bogue brings her show 'Boudoirs, Bordellos & The Blues' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, July 31st at 9:30 pm. She is accompanied by her pianist & arranger Steve Rawlins (fresh from his tour with Steve Marche-Torme), with David Fortin on trumpet and Rex Benincasa on percussion. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CYNTHIA BASINET AND "UNDER THE MOON"

Welcome To Dreamsville Records presents Cynthia Basinet with her show "Under the Moon" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, July 31st at 7:00 pm. The show is a glimpse at the Great American Songbook, originals and more. Cynthia has appeared in over 100 commercials, TV and movies. She is best known for the iconic version of "Santa Baby", (oft credited to Marilyn Monroe). 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: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: LESLIE PINTCHIK TRIO

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 31st features the LESLIE PINTCHIK TRIO (Leslie Pintchik, piano; Scott Hardy, bass; Michael Serin, drums). Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: KT & LARRY REMEMBER MABEL & BOBBY

KT Sullivan and Larry Woodard bring their tribute to Mabel Mercer and Bobby Short to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm through September 8th. Mabel Mercer and Bobby Short were the most popular cabaret artists of their day, drawing legions of fans to clubs wherever they went. Their pairing resulted in a stylish musical evening that harkened back to decades before in New York society and nightlife. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SCOTT SIEGEL'S BROADWAY BALLYHOO RETURNS

The Broadway Ballyhoo returns after its one year, critically acclaimed run at Feinstein's at the Regency and continues this Wednesday, July 31st at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for an open-ended run that will play every Wednesday night at 10:30 pm. The Ballyhoo features a different musical revue, with new stars and different great show tunes, every single week! Scott Siegel hosts. Ian Herman is the Musical Director. Performers in the show on July 31st cabaret legend Steve Ross, country comic singer/composer Christine Lavin, Broadway star Kelli Rabke (Narrator in the Broadway revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), up & coming musical comedy star Alex Goley (Standby at NYMF), plus a special appearance by four high-flying members of the hit musical Storyville (York Theatre), among them Natasha Yvette Williams (Sophia in The Color Purple, Dameka Hayes (2x Audelco Award winner), Michael James Leonard, and Kyle Robert Carter!. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TERRI WHITE - FROM BLUES TO BROADWAY ...

Terri White will bring her show 'From Blues to Broadway ...' to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, July 31st at 7:00 pm. This Follies star has seen it all and lived to tell the tales! For one night only, Broadway's own Terri White, also a New York piano bar legend, brings her special brand of charm, humor and powerhouse vocals to the cabaret stage for a night of mischief. In addition to her highly acclaimed work in cabaret, the Great White Way has embraced Terri in roles ranging from Barnum, Ain't Misbehavin', Welcome to the Club, Chicago, Finian's Rainbow and, of course, the recent revival of Follies, where she co-starred as Stella Deems. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JANINE DIVITA IN BLONDE AMMUNITION

Janine DiVita presents her show 'Blonde Ammunition' at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, July 31st at 9:30 pm. Seen recently on Broadway in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes and as Rizzo in the last incarnation of Grease, Janine DiVita is now taking the 54 Below stage by storm in her new show. Expect country, jazz, standards and more as Janine explores tackling life with dreams of peroxide and a stellar set of pipes. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO: REBECCA VIGIL AND THE VIGILANTE

Returning after appearing in "The Callback: Finals" this past June, Rebecca Vigil brings her stellar IMPROVISED BAND to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, July 31st at 11:30 pm. Rebecca Vigil and The Vigilante is a New York-based comedy band, and according to their mothers, "the next big thing." Showcasing a blend of written and completely improvised songs with a broad range of musical genres, the band creates a show unlike any other in the city. This evening will feature some of the band's favorite Broadway and Top 40 hits performed with a Vigilante twist, as well as improvised songs inspired by you! Come experience one of the most unique shows in town. There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: PABLO ZIEGLER'S "TANGO CONEXION" WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEFON HARRIS

Pablo Ziegler, the Argentinian, Latin Grammy Award winningTango/ Jazz legend returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with an exciting ensemble, Tuesday through Saturday, July 30th through August 3rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00. His Quartet will consist of Walter Castro on Bandoneon, direct from Buenos Aires, Claudio Ragazzi on Guitar, and Pedro Giraudo on Bass. Add to this Classical Cellist Jisoo Ok and Special Guest Jazz Vibist Stefon Harris. Tango Conexion is Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. Ziegler, Composer/Pianist/Arranger who toured with the great Argentinian musician Astor Piazzolla for years, brings his prowess behind the piano and his compositional talent to this most interesting ensemble, a program mix of Piazzolla and Ziegler. The music will swing left and right with Maestro Ziegler's majestic flair dazzling audiences on piano in the center of it all. Special arrangements have been written for cello taking the music into a breathtaking arena of "Tango Meets Classical" with sensual rhythms and then making a right turn as Stefon Harris takes the stage and improvises upon Ziegler's charts taking Tango sounds deep into Jazz and all the excitement that brings. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CD RELEASE WEEK FOR EARL KLUGH'S "HANDPICKED" AT THE BLUE NOTE

GRAMMY Award-winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh will release his new, largely solo CD, HandPicked on Heads Up (part of the Concord Music Group) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 20th through April 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Since Klugh released his inaugural album in 1976, the Detroit-born master of the acoustic-classical guitar has become one of the most imitated icons of the instrument, issued dozens of discs, 23 of which have been on Billboard's top-10 list of jazz albums and 5 that made it to the No. 1 slot. During that time, Klugh's recordings also received 12 GRAMMY nominations (the latest of which was for his 2008 CD The Spice of Life) - and his collaboration with pianist Bob James, One on One, walked away with the 1980 GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Klugh is no stranger to collaborative work. His recordings, One on One, Two of a Kind and Cool with Bob James, and Collaboration with George Benson featured backing bands. However, HandPicked showcases Klugh's first recorded duets in the purest sense of the word. No band, just beautifully arranged string duets between Earl and his friends. There is a $20-#35 cover.

NYC: DEZRON DOUGLAS ALL STARS WITH RAVI COLTRANE AND LOUIS HAYES

Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan presents the Dezron Douglas All Stars With Ravi Coltrane and Louis Hayes at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, July 31st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. This swinging all star quartet features one of the greatest living legends of jazz drumming, Louis Hayes, and one of the most passionate and compelling voices in modern jazz saxophone, Ravi Coltrane. As an exceptional bassist, composer, and arranger, and band leader, Dezron Douglas provides us with an inspirational heartbeat for this music. Known for his musical versatility, bassist Dezron Douglas is one of the most in demand young bassists in jazz today. Composer, educator and bandleader, Dezron has established himself as a musician's musician, respected not only for his talent but also for his dedication to the authenticity of the music. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOHNNY O'NEAL TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Johnny O'Neal Trio will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 30th & 31st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. In addition to playing the role of Art Tatum in Ray (2004), Johnny O'Neal is a seasoned pianist who has worked regularly with musicians and groups such as Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and Milt Jackson's quartet. There is a $30 cover.

BOS: CLARK, CHRISTOPHERSON & HOLT AT SCULLERS

The trio of Clark, Christopherson & Holt (Vocalist: Tracy Clark, Piano: Bob Christopherson, Acoustic Bass: Greg Holt) will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday
night, July 31st at 8:00 pm. With over 25 years of performing together, their sound has never been more solidly intertwined. Intuitively they mesh, as Tracy's sultry voice floats over the magnificent stylings of Boston's premier jazz pianist. Together with jazz bass phenom Greg Holt on upright, they create stories through their music and take you on a journey through their unique song arrangements that include familiar standards as well as popular and show tunes. Their performances promise to be magical evenings. From jazz standards to The Beatles, show tunes to Steve Wonder, they play music to make you feel good. Dinner/show $60 - show only $20 cover.


DC: APRIL SAMPE AT BLUES ALLEY

April Sampe will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, July 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Sampe' is one of the hottest up and coming artist of our time. Her sultry voice has the power to hypnotize audiences of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Her neo-soul sound is pure, unadulterated genius. Her vocal range affords her the flexibility to seamlessly transition from Neo-Soul to Pop, R&B, Gospel, Jazz, and Blues. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she began singing at the age of 5 in church choirs. Her musical influences vary from an elementary music teacher to musical legends Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Prince, Erykah Badu, and Michael Jackson. Her greatest inspiration has been Jill Scott, whose music has been a driving force in April's determination to pursue her music career. 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.

CHI: MOONLIGHT COCKTAIL WITH ANDREA MARCOVICCI

Singer/Actress Andrea Marcovicci brings her show 'Moonlight Cocktail' to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Wednesday through Monday, July 31st through August 5th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). The show celebrates that bygone era of sophisticated nightlife of dining and dancing. From coast to coast, from large clubs to intimate boites, (The Mocambo, Hungry i, San Francisco; Palmer House, Mr. Kelly's, Chicago; Stork Club, The Blue Angel, New York) the singers that enthralled you became household names like Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Julie Wilson, Hildegarde, Portia Nelson, and Billie Holiday. Andrea's nostalgic spin through the forties and fifties, when an evening began at one club before winding down with fine champagne at another, is filled with her unique insight, charm and wit. Highlights include: You Fascinate Me So, Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, All in Fun, Talk of the Town, Some Other Time, as well as the delicious title song Moonlight Cocktail. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: SOPHIE-LOUISE DANN FROM CLASSIC ... TO COWARD ... TO CURRENT

Sophie Louise Dann is back in London after her successful run as Dot in Stephen Sondheim's re-orchestrated production of Sunday in the Park with George at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. She will perform her show 'From Classic... To Coward... To Current' at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 30th through August 3rd at 8:00 pm. James Church accompanies Sophie on piano. The show includes favourites old and new, from Mozart to Music Hall, plenty of comedy, musical theatre and a few surprises along the way. Olivier Award-nominee Sophie-Louise Dann brings an evening of sparking musical entertainment embracing a wealth of musical styles. Having performed this one-woman show in New York and Los Angeles, it is now London's turn. Her career encompasses the worlds of opera, theatre, radio and film. From Lend Me a Tenor for which she received the 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting role in a musical, to Forbidden Broadway!, Ivor Novello's Gay's the Word! and innumerable leading Gilbert and Sullivan roles for D'Oyly Carte Opera, her beautiful voice and comedic skills have given her many opportunities to shine. On the concert platform, she has headlined at Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. A regular guest on Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night, Sophie Louise has appeared with the BBC Concert Orchestra in Patience, Sondheim at 80 (BBC PROMS), Carousel, On your Toes, Pal Joey, More of Loesser (Radio 3). Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: TERESE GENECCO & HER LITTLE BIG BAND - FINAL SHOW OF SERIES AT IRIDIUM

The multi-award-winning, multi-talented vocalist, bandleader, and comedian Terese Genecco will be ending the longest-running nightclub act on Broadway, when she appears on Tuesday, July 30th at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) as she had done every month - for more than 72 performances - since her opening night in March of 2009. Her special guests for this show are Ilene Kristen & Geoff Gallante performing 'Cheek to Cheek' with Rossano Sportiello & Nikki Parrott. Her brand new live CD was recorded at The Iridium on October 12, 2011 and can be found at www.CDBABY.com. Genecco has appeared in major music venues, performing arts centers and jazz festivals around the world since her cabaret debut in 2003 when she became San Francisco's "Entertainer of the Year." After garnering a Back Stage Bistro Award, 2 MAC Awards, and being named one of the Top Ten Best Cabaret shows of the year by Time Out New York Magazine in 2006 and again in 2007, Genecco wrapped up a year-long run at San Francisco's premiere nightclub, The Rrazz Room, in 2008 and relocated to New York City where she has continued to earn critical acclaim, another Bistro Award, two more MAC Awards (for Major Artist & SHOW OF THE YEAR) and a rabid fan following in her open-ended run of shows at The Iridium with her stellar 8-piece "Little Big Band." There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BISTRO AWARD WINNERS 3 TENORS IN SEARCH OF AN ACT • IN CONCERT

On Tuesday, July 30th at 7:00 pm, The Three Tenors (Bill Brooks, Edd Clark, and Stephen Tharp) will present a special concert of their show '3 Tenors In Search Of An Act' at the NATIONAL OPERA CENTER RECITAL HALL (330 Seventh Avenue, NYC) as a fundraiser for The Tersia Jonck Music Education Fund. The 3 Tenors are back, and expanding the boundaries of the American Songbook. For one night only, the tenors are celebrating the songs of American composers from Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil to Ned Rorem, from Christine Lavin to Samuel Barber and Ernest Gold, current composers, Paul Stephan and David Cisco, and throwing in just a little dash of Charles Ives. With music director Paul Stephan, the tenors are taking songs from these great American composers and putting them together in a fun, exciting evening with all proceeds going to The Tersia Jonck Music Education Fund. The Fund supports music education for children ages 6 to 13 at Excelsior Primary School in South Africa. There is a suggested donation of $15.


NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), every Tuesday night at 9:30 pm. Ms. Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", "Jackie" and many others. A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. "Twisted" has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: KIMBERLY HAWKEY AND "SPUN" AT THE MET

Spinning her way through songs that have appealed to the American pathos throughout history, Kimberly will present her show 'Spun' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, July 30th at 7:00 pm. 'Spun' focuses on music that tells a story, and in the process, tells the story of the American Song. Dipping into the Great American Songbook as well as traditional folk tunes, jazz, blues, and popular music, the show is a musical tapestry of influences and styles, with forgotten songs and familiar tunes all re-imagined at the hands (and voice) of Kimberly and her partner/pianist Assaf Gleizner. Winner of the 2013 American Traditions Vocal Competition, Kimberly is recognized for her authentic song interpretation across genres.With Assaf's imaginative musical arrangements, this duo is a genre-defying powerhouse of musicianship and reinvention. 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 30th at 8:30 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: 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, and 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: "LAST TUESDAY ... WITH JAMES JACKSON, JR." AT DUANE PARK

Performance artist James Jackson, Jr. is back at the East Village burlesque mainstay, DUANE PARK (308 Bowery, NYC - 212-732-5555) hosting a new monthly event entitled "Last Tuesday ... with James Jackson, Jr." Each month, "Last Tuesday ... " will host some of the hottest cabaret artists, musicians, and live performances New York City has to offer showcased and sharing the stage with Mr. Jackson as host for the evening. Showtime is 8:00 pm. First up will be Wendy Fox (Jekyll and Hyde - B'way, We Will Rock You - Las Vegas, Rent - Nat'l Tour, Sheila's Day - South Africa) bringing her cabaret stage debut to the Duane Park stage. The promise: A night of classic songs from some of jazz music's favorite artists used to intricately weave Ms. Fox's sultry and emotional stories of sex, love, and spirituality into a web from which you'll never want to be untangled. With a band lead by handsome piano man extraordinaire Elliot Roth, and a story lead with James' unrivaled sass this team has cooked up a brew that is bound to bring Duane Park to it's knees once again. Admission is free - reservations advised.

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 WBGO JAZZ SERIES WITH THE TIA FULLER QUARTET AT 54 BELOW

The 54 Below WBGO Jazz Series continues, featuring weekly Tuesday evening shows by jazz artists. Just around the corner from Swing Street, these seasoned jazz performers come to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) to play and sing the night away in grand style. Whether you're a long time jazz buff or new to the genre, this series, sponsored by the country's premier jazz radio station, promises a truly classic only-in-New York experience. On Tuesday, July 29th, with performances at 7:00 & 9:00 pm, the featured artists are saxophonists and clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson will celebrate the music made popular by swing era legends Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, featuring songs to be selected from I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Marie, Opus One, Sunny Side of the Street, Swanee River, Green Eyes, I Cried for You, and Tangerine. Joining them will be world class trombonist Wycliffe Gordon along with pianist Ehud Asherie, bassist David Wong, and drummer Phil Stewart. Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, sons of Irish immigrants, grew up in the coal mining town of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania during the depression years. They were taught music by their father, Thomas, a music teacher and bandleader. Less than 2 years apart, Tommy and Jimmy co-lead the Dorsey Brothers band, a very successful recording band which lasted 7 years. In 1935 the brothers had a bitter argument which split them up for 10 years before they were reunited, but gave them the opportunity to lead their own bands, which were both very successful. Tommy and Jimmy, perhaps the most prolific and influential brothers in big band jazz, both excelled as individuals and as a team, and their music is forever a staple of American culture.There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE, HOSTED BY SUSIE MOSHER

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents BACKSTAGE, Broadway's Tuesday night cocktail party/songfest, hosted by Susie Mosher at 10:30 pm. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Mosher guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform. Members of the "Backstage repertory company", featuring some of New York's most exciting musical theatre talent, are on hand each week to sing everything from Schwartz to Sondheim. Special guest stars on July 23rd are Alice Ripley (Tony Winner Next to Normal), Kate Shindle (Wonderland, Legally Blonde), Donna Vivino (Wicked), Joe Iconis (composer/ "Smash"), Holly Butler (Flashdance), and Scott Coulter (five time Bistro and MAC Award Winner). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PABLO ZIEGLER'S "TANGO CONEXION" WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEFON HARRIS

Pablo Ziegler, the Argentinian, Latin Grammy Award winningTango/ Jazz legend returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with an exciting ensemble, Tuesday through Friday, July 30th through August 3rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00. His Quartet will consist of Walter Castro on Bandoneon, direct from Buenos Aires, Claudio Ragazzi on Guitar, and Pedro Giraudo on Bass. Add to this Classical Cellist Jisoo Ok and Special Guest Jazz Vibist Stefon Harris. Tango Conexion is Produced by Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta. Ziegler, Composer/Pianist/Arranger who toured with the great Argentinian musician Astor Piazzolla for years, brings his prowess behind the piano and his compositional talent to this most interesting ensemble, a program mix of Piazzolla and Ziegler. The music will swing left and right with Maestro Ziegler's majestic flair dazzling audiences on piano in the center of it all. Special arrangements have been written for cello taking the music into a breathtaking arena of "Tango Meets Classical" with sensual rhythms and then making a right turn as Stefon Harris takes the stage and improvises upon Ziegler's charts taking Tango sounds deep into Jazz and all the excitement that brings. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CD RELEASE WEEK FOR EARL KLUGH'S "HANDPICKED" AT THE BLUE NOTE

GRAMMY Award-winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh will release his new, largely solo CD, HandPicked on Heads Up (part of the Concord Music Group) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 20th through April 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Since Klugh released his inaugural album in 1976, the Detroit-born master of the acoustic-classical guitar has become one of the most imitated icons of the instrument, issued dozens of discs, 23 of which have been on Billboard's top-10 list of jazz albums and 5 that made it to the No. 1 slot. During that time, Klugh's recordings also received 12 GRAMMY nominations (the latest of which was for his 2008 CD The Spice of Life) - and his collaboration with pianist Bob James, One on One, walked away with the 1980 GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Klugh is no stranger to collaborative work. His recordings, One on One, Two of a Kind and Cool with Bob James, and Collaboration with George Benson featured backing bands. However, HandPicked showcases Klugh's first recorded duets in the purest sense of the word. No band, just beautifully arranged string duets between Earl and his friends. There is a $20-#35 cover.

NYC: JOHNNY O'NEAL TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Johnny O'Neal Trio will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 30th & 31st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. In addition to playing the role of Art Tatum in Ray (2004), Johnny O'Neal is a seasoned pianist who has worked regularly with musicians and groups such as Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and Milt Jackson's quartet. There is a $30 cover.

TOR: "JAZZ PARTY" WITH CHRISTOPHER PLOCK AND THE JORDAN KLAPMAN TRIO

Christopher Plock and The Jordan Klapman Trio present "Jazz Party" at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, July 30th at 8:00 pm. Christopher Plock, master entertainer, vocalist, and dynamic, multi-reed player (former member of "Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards"), will swing and jump along with The Jordan Klapman Trio, featuring drummer Gary Scriven (also of Healey's "Jazz Wizards"), bassist Chris Daniels (from "The Climax Jazz Band") and pianist Jordan Klapman. Christopher and company hit the stage running! There is a $15 cover.

DC: TAREA ANDERSON "CELEBRATING ABBEY LINCOLN, BETTY CARTER, CARMEN MCRAE & SOUL"

Tarea Anderson will perform her show "Celebrating Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae & Soul" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, July 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A unique yet familiar instrument is how audiences consider the voice of Tarea Anderson. It has an arresting tone that is saturated with soul. The versatile soprano fluctuates over and throughout the scales; while maintaining a balance of calm and intensity. She has been featured twice on the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival and The Taste of Georgetown. Back in 2004, she was the winner of 105.9 FM's Sexiest Jazz Vocalist Competition. The artists who have shared their stage with her include Najee, The James Cotton Blues Band, and the incredible Roy Ayers. Musical treasures Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Betty Carter, Al Jarreau, Dinah Washington, Sam Cooke, Chaka Khan and Phyllis Hyman are some of the artists who have influenced the vocalist the most. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: SOPHIE-LOUISE DANN FROM CLASSIC ... TO COWARD ... TO CURRENT

Sophie Louise Dann is back in London after her successful run as Dot in Stephen Sondheim's re-orchestrated production of Sunday in the Park with George at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. She will perform her show 'From Classic... To Coward... To Current' at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, July 30th through August 3rd at 8:00 pm. James Church accompanies Sophie on piano. The show includes favourites old and new, from Mozart to Music Hall, plenty of comedy, musical theatre and a few surprises along the way. Olivier Award-nominee Sophie-Louise Dann brings an evening of sparking musical entertainment embracing a wealth of musical styles. Having performed this one-woman show in New York and Los Angeles, it is now London's turn. Her career encompasses the worlds of opera, theatre, radio and film. From Lend Me a Tenor for which she received the 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting role in a musical, to Forbidden Broadway!, Ivor Novello's Gay's the Word! and innumerable leading Gilbert and Sullivan roles for D'Oyly Carte Opera, her beautiful voice and comedic skills have given her many opportunities to shine. On the concert platform, she has headlined at Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. A regular guest on Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night, Sophie Louise has appeared with the BBC Concert Orchestra in Patience, Sondheim at 80 (BBC PROMS), Carousel, On your Toes, Pal Joey, More of Loesser (Radio 3). Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: BRONWYN'S SHAKESPEARE SOIREE AT IDO SUSHI
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "SHAKESPEARE SOIREE" open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) the last Monday night each month from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Bronwyn is joined by Jim Allen at the piano. Relate your song or monolog to a Shakespearean character! Or not... ! Come and sing and talk or make other magic! Shakespearean verse for all in The Willie the shakeandspeakebox!. Calling all singers, songwriters, actors, poets, comics, magicians, comics, madmen and lovers! Everyone is invited to drop in, sing a song, meet new friends and have a fun time in the Village. No cover.

NYC: 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: METROPOLITAN ROOM'S 6TH ANNUAL METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE - WEEK 4

Week four of the 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 fourth round include the top 19 performers in the first 3 rounds: Jeremy Abram, Kerrie Bond, Stephen Brown, Thea Rose Crisman, Venessa Diaz, Ashley Eskew, Karen Gross, Kathryn Holtcamp, Jeremy Lawrence, Nikki MacCullum, Christopher Moll, Jason Morris, Chrysten Peddie, Tony Ponella, Christine St. Pierre, Lauren Stanford, Kathleen Stuart, Gary Wilner and Lisa Yeager. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LAILA BIALI LIVE: THE BEST IS YET TO COME

Award-winning Canadian pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali will perform at SUBCULTURE NYC (45 Bleeker Street, NYC) on Mondays in July. Special guest on July 29th is Donny McCaslin. Laila has toured with Grammy award-winners Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole and has recorded with and supported pop icon Sting. Laila has an acute awareness and appreciation for pop and rock that she combines with her jazz training to create thrilling arrangements. Her recent CD, LIVE IN CONCERT, captures the intimacy and excitement she generates on stage and the range of music she makes her own from Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Imogen Heap and Bruce Cockburn to American Songbook standards like "Nature Boy" and "The Best Is Yet to Come." Recorded live in February 2012 at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto before a boisterous and appreciative audience, the CD is in rotation at 73 radio stations across North America and also features Laila's original compositions. Beloved in Canada, she has moved to New York City where she is quickly winning acclaim and invitations to perform. There is an $18 cover.


NYC: HERNAN ROMERO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Hernan Romero performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, July 29th at 10:00 pm. Spiced with the exotic traditions that infuse flamenco-gypsy, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean folk interwoven with textures of classical, jazz, and Latin rhythms, composer and guitarist Hernan Romero's music is both sophisticated and accessible. It is sensuous, passionate, romantic and inescapably infectious. I. Romero's mother, popular International singer Estela Raval, contributed to this by surrounding young Romero with the best of musical environments. Romero worked with some of world's finest guitarists, including Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MILES AUBREY SINGS ORIGINAL SONGS AT STAGE 72

The Just A Guitar Concert Series at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) presents Miles Aubrey (From Broadway's "Jersey Boys") in "An Evening of Original Songs." Broadway's Miles Aubrey is, at heart, a Nashville songwriter and musician. Come hear a night of original songs and stories of life in Music City. From growing up in Oklahoma to writing with Grammy nominees and playing guitar on the Grand Ole Opry, Miles brings a unique perspective to the typical Broadway cabaret. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-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 29th and September 15th at 9:30 pm. In addition, she will perform a sampling of tunes you've not yet heard from her. Her debut recording on Epic Records, Morgan James Live: A Celebration of Nina Simone, offers up a selection of songs that show off her extraordinary voice and exquisite gift for merging soul, jazz, and R&B in a fresh and thrilling new way. She's fast becoming one of the most sought-after multi-genre vocalists in the country. Morgan was recently seen in the Broadway revival of Godspell (who could forget her sultry rendition of Turn Back, O Man?). There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: WHEN I GROW UP! BROADWAY'S NEXT GENERATION

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents 'When I Grow Up!' on Monday, July 29th at 7:00 pm. Featuring the next generation of Broadway talent from shows such as A Christmas Story, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde, and Evita, this special, one night only engagement features a cast that's all under the age of 17! But When I Grow Up is not your typical kid's cabaret: you won't hear these talented youngsters singing the songs they perform on Broadway. Instead, you'll hear tunes from shows such as Avenue Q, Once On This Island, Next to Normal, [title of show], Company, Into The Woods, and more! Cast members include Emily Rosenfeld, Ethan Haberfield, Matthew Schechter, Isabela Moner, Caleb McLaughlin, Matthew Gumley, Rozi Baker, Kelsey Fowler, Grace Capeless, Zoe Considine and Neil McCaffrey. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE CAST OF AMERICAN IDIOT

On Monday, July 29th, at 11:30 pm, past and present Idiots invite you to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) to experience what things are like off the big stage as they enjoy the night as one big family. Catch this fierce, young cast in a one-night-only before the current Idiots ship off for their Asia tour, and celebrate bringing old and new American Idiot families together! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE POP SHOW AT BIRDLAND PRESENTS THE SONGS OF BILLY JOEL!

The Pop Show Presents...Billy Joel! will be held on Monday, July 29th at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) as part of the Broadway at Birdland series presented by Jim Caruso. The Pop Show features music direction by Benet Braun. Since releasing his first song "Piano Man", Billy Joel has achieved 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. The July edition of The Pop Show celebrates the song catalog of this prolific songwriter and singer who has sold more than 150 million records worldwide. Darren Ritchie (Standby, Wonderland, Little Shop of Horrors, Dracula, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Dwelvan David (Songs for a New World, The Wiz, Ragtime, Show Boat), Alex Goley (Big River, Berenstain Bears Live!), Jeff Ostermueller (Spring Awakening, Seussical) and Yaniv Zarif (Carousel) have joined the previously-announced William Blake (Male Vocalist of the Year, BWW Cabaret Awards), Ron Bohmer (A Little Night Music, Ragtime, The Phantom of the Opera, The Scarlet Pimpernel), Tony Award Nominee Will Chase ("Smash", The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Aida, Billy Elliot, Rent, Miss Saigon), Christian Macchio (lead vocalist of "Captain Jack"), Julia Murney (Wicked, Lennon, The Wild Party, Saved!), singer-songwriter Samia Najimy Finnerty, N'Kenge (Motown The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), Matt Shingledecker (West Side Story, Rent, Spring Awakening) and American Idol Top 10 Finalist Erika Van Pelt for the 7pm concert. John Capo is the creator and producer of The Pop Show. There is a $30-$35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: THE RAFI MALKIEL QUINTET AND THE HADAR NOIBERG TRIO

The American-Israel Cultural Foundation presents the Rafi Malkiel Quintet (Rafi Malkiel, trombone; Itai Kriss, flute; Jack Glottman, piano; Panagiotis Andreou, bass and vocals; and Franco Pinna, drums) and the Hadar Noiberg Trio (Hadar Noiberg, flute & compositions; Haggai Cohen Milo, upright bass; and John Hadfield, drums & percussion) with special guests Anat Cohen, clarinet (playing with both groups) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, July 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. For over 74 years, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation has been cultivating Israel's artistic leaders, identifying and nurturing Israel's top young performing and visual artists and furthering their education and careers. Having awarded over 16,000 scholarships to outstanding talents and world renowned artists such as Anat Cohen, Alon Yavnai and Avishai Cohen, AICF has become synonymous with culture and excellence in Israel. All proceeds go to scholarships for young Israeli artists! There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: THE AMIGOS BAND PRESENTS: WESTERN AND HOT SWING AT DIZZY'S

The Amigos Band Presents: Western and Hot Swing with Justin Poindexter, guitar, vocals; Sam Reider, accordion, vocals; Eddie Barbash, saxophone, washboard, vocal; Andy Stein, violin; and Ranger Doug, guitar, vocals, on Monday, July 29th at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Amigos Band, chosen this year by the U.S. Department of State for the American Music Abroad program, is a collective built on the belief that all strains of American music are branches of the same tree. Their unique style brings together various forms of American music, from bluegrass to jazz, with intricate vocal harmonies and unique delivery. These concerts at Dizzy's, featuring Ranger Doug and Andy Stein, are part of their popular and critically-acclaimed "The Amigos Band Presents" series at Dizzy's Club. Ranger Doug and Andy Stein played together in the late '60s and have seldom collaborated since. Ranger Doug is best known for his work with Riders in the Sky and the Nashville western swing group the Time Jumpers, with whom he plays acoustic swing guitar and provides virtuoso yodeling. Doug has played a major role in keeping western swing and cowboy music alive for the past 40 years, yet he is rarely in New York City, guaranteeing that this will be a distinctive showcase of an under-represented side of swing in NYC. Violinist Andy Stein is best known as Vince Giordano's right-hand man and is well-versed in everything from New Orleans music to old-time fiddling. There is a $30 cover.

DC: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

DC: GINA ROSE AT BLUES ALLEY

Gina Rose, one of the fastest growing entertainment entities in the Washington Metropolitan area, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, July 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Gina Rose created her own buzz and has become a DC favorite and beyond. She charms audiences with a distinctive, soulful voice and a performance that ranges from classic to up tempo R&B, Hip-Hop/Soul with the subtle inclusion of a little neo-soul. Always acknowledging that her talent is God-given, she is greatly inspired by legendary artists Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, Patti Labelle, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, and Michael Jackson. Gina Rose takes from the best and gives her fans nothing less. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: GEORGIA MANCIO AT CRAZY COQS

Award-winning jazz vocalist/lyricist Georgia Mancio will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, July 29th at 8:00 pm. Georgia has proved herself one of the UK's most original, inventive and important new artists. She has worked with Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, Jason Rebello, Gwilym Simcock and Bobby Wellins; played several residencies at Ronnie Scott's (opposite Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton and Milton Nascimento); produced 3 albums and runs her own international voice festival, ReVoice! Her music embraces her Anglo/Italian/Uruguayan background: seamlessly performing in five languages and interpreting Fats Waller, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Kenny Wheeler, The Beatles, Brazilian samba, Chilean folk and Italian pop often with her own beautifully crafted lyrics. Call for cover/minimum information.

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