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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 5th to August 11th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - AUGUST 11th

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NYC: LYNDA D'AMOUR BRINGS HER LATEST SHOW TO DON'T TELL MAMA

Boston cabaret favorite Lynda D'Amour returns to NYC and DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) for three performances of her show 'The Hungry Years'. She will be accompanied by Barry Levitt at the piano. Scheduled dates are Sundays, July 28th, August 11th and August 25th, all shows at 4:00 pm. Lynda's work has been showcased at many of Boston's major venues such as Scullers Jazz Club, North Shore Music Theater, Club Cafe, Ryles Jazz Club, and the Lyric Stage. Lynda began her professional career in music working as lead vocalist in various Top-40 bands throughout the Northeast and in Original Rock bands locally in the Boston area. In keeping with her eclectic musical nature she spent a few years performing exclusively in musical theater but returned to performing in cabaret and enjoys redefining the ever growing Great American Songbook. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, returns with her Sunday Jazz Brunch on August 11th at LE PESCADEUX (90 Thompson Street, NYC - 212-966-0021), a French restaurant in the heart of Soho. They will play three sets from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. She will be joined by Saul Rubin on guitar and Pat O'Leary on bass in this charming boite that offers a great, well-priced menu and cozy atmosphere. Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her unique take on material from the new American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric. Gabrielle has performed on stages from Amsterdam to New York including Carnegie Hall, Iridium Jazz Club, Birdland, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Reservations are strongly suggested. No cover, no minimum.

NYC: ALASKA: RED FOR FILTH AT THE BEECHMAN

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Alaska makes her New York solo performance debut with the premiere of ALASKA: RED FOR FILTH at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Performances are scheduled for Thursday, August 8th at 7:30 pm; Friday, August 9th at 7:30 & 11:30 pm; Saturday, August 10th at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, August 11th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. This all new show promises to be a celebration of frivolous camp with a touch of vaudevillian filth and the destruction of sacred classics by this one-of-a-kind drag sensation. After her spaceship crashed in the Matanuska Valley, a remote part of south-central Alaska, the U.S. government recovered an emaciated, make that emancipated, alien ... or that's how the story goes. Alaska went on to become one of the final 3 contestants on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo. In October 2013, she will star in The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Woodlawn Theater in San Antonio. There is a $22-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAULO SZOT AT 54 BELOW

Tony-winning star of South Pacific Paulo Szot headlines 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for a week-long engagement starting on Monday, August 5th at 7:00 pm. Additional dates are Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, August 7th, 8th & 11th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. In this brand new show, the Brazilian opera star presents a program of cherished classics from the American Songbook, as well as Brazilian and jazz favorites. Paulo is one of the most versatile and extraordinary singers to be heard today. Directed by: Joe Langworth. Musical Director: Matthew Aucoin. Cover prices vary nightly - Call for cover/minimum information.

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: BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS - SUMMER IN NEW YORK

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 11th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Blood, Sweat & Tears - Summer in New York.". GGuest Host/Pianist will be Steven Ray Watkins. Co-Host will be Lennie Watts. In the Salon Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Lois Morton. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TONY AWARD WINNER STEVE KAZEE AT BIRDLAND

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) presents Steve Kazee, who won the 2012 Tony Award for his performance as Guy in Once, making his Birdland debut on Sunday, August 11 at 6:00 pm as part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series. Kazee will perform an intimate acoustic set of original material, some favorite covers and will host several surprise guests. Kazee writes in an alt-country vein reflecting his southern upbringing. His inspirations are artists such as Damien Jurado, Night Beds, and Wilco. In addition to winning the 2012 Tony and 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album for his performance as Guy in Once, Steve has performed as Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot, Starbuck (opposite Audra McDonald) in Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, in To Be or Not to Be at Manhattan Theater Club, and in Edward Albee's Seascape. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PEDRO GIRAUDO EXPANSIONS BIG BAND

The Pedro Giraudo Expansions Big Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sunday, August 11th at 9:00 pm. Bassist and Composer Pedro Giraudo's music has captivated listeners around the world with its passion and energy. With Argentine underpinnings, South American grooves and a dash of tango his original compositions and arrangements - in the tradition of such composers as Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus - highlight the unique talents of each band member, masterfully weaving together pre-composed and improvised elements. His latest CD, "Cordoba" (Zoho Music 2011) won 2011 Latin Jazz Corner's: "Latin Jazz Large Ensemble Album Of The Year," "Latin Jazz Boundary Breaking Album Of The Year," " South American Jazz Album Of The Year" and "Latin Jazz Composition Of The Year." There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PAQUITO D'RIVERA AND HIS PANAMERICANA ENSEMBLE

Paquito D'Rivera and his Panamericana Ensemble will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The ensemble includes Alex Brown, piano; Oscar Stagnaro, electric bass; Victor Provost, steel pan; Pernell Saturnino, percussion; Mark Walker, drums (6th-8th) and Eric Doob, drums (9th-11th). The winner of nine GRAMMY Awards, D'Rivera is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. He is also the first artist to win Latin GRAMMYs in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories for Stravinsky's Historia del Soldado (2003) and Brazilian Dreams (2001). His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D'Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor of that group which features such artists as James Moody, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, and others. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: AMINA FIGAROVA SEXTET AT THE IRIDIUM

Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan present the Amina Figarova Sextet (Amina Figarova - piano. Bart Platteau - flutes, Wayne Escoffery - tenor sax, Alex Pope Norris - trumpet, Jeroen Vierdag - bass, Jason Brown - drums) at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, August 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Amina was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan, Bart is from Belgium, and together they are citizens of the world. They've toured extensively, developing a tight-knit ensemble that, despite inevitable personnel changes, has attained a distinctive and inimitable voice by concentrating on all-original repertoire for almost 18 years. During that period, Figarova and Platteau have lived in Rotterdam, which they found to be a comfortable if not overly challenging launching pad for their careers. Having collaborated with musicians residing in both the US and Europe and having built up a circuit of welcoming venues by taking it one gig at a time, the Amina Figarova Sextet has triumphed at the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival, been invited repeatedly to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, won critical and audience acclaim in Chicago, Detroit, Paris, Amsterdam - and of course New York. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE RODRIGUEZ BROTHERS BAND AT DIZZY'S

The Rodriguez Brothers Band (Rob Rodriguez, Piano; Mike Rodriguez, Trumpet; Carlos Henriquez, Bass; Ludwig Afonso, Drums; Mauricio Herrera, Percussion) performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday through Sunday, August 9th, 10th & 11th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The band is co-led by pianist/composer Robert and trumpeter/composer Michael. Individually they have worked with Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, Quincy Jones, and Harry Connick Jr., to name a few. Together, they have released several well-received records rooted in, but not limited to, Afro-Cuban music and jazz. Their latest record, Mood Swing, featuring Clarence Penn and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez, is aptly named for a series of compositions that juxtapose moods and emotions within these musical traditions. There is a $30-$45 cover.

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: JUSTIN HAYWARD AT THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE

Justin Hayward with special guest Mike Dawes will perform at THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE ( 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT - 203-438-5795) on Sunday, August 11th at 8:00 pm as part of the Guinness Black Lager Rock Series.Hayward, known as the front man of rock band The Moody Blues, has an extensive musical career packed full of compositions. With hits "Nights in White Satin," "I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)," "Your Wildest Dreams," "I Know You're Out There Somewhere" they became know at the greatest Classical Rock Band. Hayward is touring in support of his new album "Spirits of the Western Sky" released earlier this year. He and his trio will debut songs from the new album as well as a few Moody Blues classics. There is a $70 cover.

TOR: PAT MURRAY AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Pat Murray will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, August 11th at 7:00 pm. Murrya is a one of a kind, sultry songstress with an extensive background in the performing arts. Over the last twenty years she has focused her talents on her first love, the jazz genre. She is currently working on her fifth CD that will feature Robi Botos and this performance reunites Pat and Robi who worked together after he first immigrated to Toronto in 2001. They are very excited to re-create magic at The Jazz Bistro. Born in Orillia, where she was baby-sat by Gordon Lightfoot (Pat's Dad taught him guitar lessons), Pat was encouraged from the age of three to sing and perform and she has also called Toronto home since 2001. Through her extensive career Pat has performed with Canada's most sought after musicians including David Restivo, George Koller and Davide Direnzo. There is a $12 cover.

DC: GRAMMY WINNER TERENCE BLANCHARD AT BLUES ALLEY

Trumpeter and Grammy Winner Terence Blanchard will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 8th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Blanchard was born in New Orleans. In his teens Blanchard attended the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts, where he studied and played with saxophonist Donald Harrison. Harrison and Blanchard replaced Wynton and Branford Marsalis in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Blanchard is well known as a performer and musical composer for films, including several by Spike Lee. For Lee's film Mo' Better Blues Blanchard was musical arranger and a trumpet coach for actor Denzel Washington. Despite his interest and participation in film, television and theater, though, Blanchard regards himself first and foremost as a jazz musician. Call for cover/minimum information.

MD: NICK COLIONNE AND STEVE COLE AT BETHESDA BLUES

Red-hot guitarist and vocalist Nick Colionne and saxophonist Steve Cole perform on Sunday, August 12th at 7:30 pm at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500). Colionne continues his blazing success into 2013. His latest CD FEEL THE HEAT marks his debut on the prestigious Trippin n Rhythm label, and takes his unique combination of jazz, funk, R&B, blues and soul to new heights. Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz, having sold hundreds of thousands of albums worldwide and scored four #1 R&R Smooth Jazz hits. The artist has five CDs in his catalog and has previously recorded for Atlantic, Warner Brothers and Narada Jazz. There is a $35 cover.

L.A.: THE BEST OF LOS ANGELES AT MAMA'S LA

DONT TELL MAMA LA (8279 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-380-7209) presents cabaret on Sundays! On Sundays, August 11th & 25th at 6:00 pm, Keith Borden will perform an evening of jazz and blues called 'Soulful Sundays' featuring the best of Los Angeles. No cover, no minimum.

SF: RONDI CHARLESTON & HER ALL-STAR BAND AT YOSHI'S

Critically lauded vocalist, songwriter and lyricist Rondi Charleston brings her All Star Band to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, August 11th at 7:00 pm. Charleston is performing in support of her March release on Motema Music, Signs of Life. The CD, some two months on the Jazz Week Radio Chart, has earned Charleston numerous excellent reviews and TV appearances on Chicago's WLS-TV (ABC-7) Windy City Live and PBS WTTW's Chicago Tonight. Signs of Life features a bonus track, "The Cave Knows," crafted by Charleston with renowned keyboardist Fred Hersch and featured in the feature film No Place on Earth, winner of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival Award and currently in wide release. Joining Charleston at Yoshi's SF is an "A" list group of distinguished musicians. There is a $20 cover.


LON: EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT MISS HOPE SPRINGS

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

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - AUGUST 10th

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NYC: BRANDON CAMPHOR & ONE WAY

Brandon Camphor and OneWay Featuring Leah Smith will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, August 10th at 7:00 pm. It was 2007, in his early college years, Brandon had the vision to mobilize a group of talented young adults who were unashamed to promote the name of Jesus by any means necessary. This was the beginning of OneWay. Now, after 4 years in ministry together, Brandon Camphor & OneWay are still boldly proclaiming that we are a generation who can change the world. Their mission is to be an example of righteous living to young adults. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: WILL HOLTON, RYAN J, AND BRIA MARIE: A SMOOTH JAZZ AFFAIR

When You Combine The Sweet, Soothing Sound of Will Holton's Sax, the Majestic Sound of Ryan J's Trumpet and The Silky Smooth Sensual Vocals of Bria Marie, You Get "A Smooth Jazz Affair", presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, August 10th at 9:30 pm. It's a show providing an eargasm of melodious music. The electrifying jazz trio will be backed by a dynamic live jazz band. Hailing from Buffalo, Will Holton is a Nu Jazz, R&B Saxophonist, producer and songwriter known as one of Buffalo's own Jazz Great. Will has a reputation of being a smooth, yet savvy musician. Will is also known for his work in the community of Western NY as a mentor, guest artist, guest reader, and guest speaker at community centers and schools for the youth. His commitment to children is quite visible in efforts with the American Cancer Society and his "Reach Out and Lift Up" Campaign targeting the youth in WNY. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ALASKA: RED FOR FILTH AT THE BEECHMAN

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Alaska makes her New York solo performance debut with the premiere of ALASKA: RED FOR FILTH at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Performances are scheduled for Thursday, August 8th at 7:30 pm; Friday, August 9th at 7:30 & 11:30 pm; Saturday, August 10th at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, August 11th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. This all new show promises to be a celebration of frivolous camp with a touch of vaudevillian filth and the destruction of sacred classics by this one-of-a-kind drag sensation. After her spaceship crashed in the Matanuska Valley, a remote part of south-central Alaska, the U.S. government recovered an emaciated, make that emancipated, alien ... or that's how the story goes. Alaska went on to become one of the final 3 contestants on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo. In October 2013, she will star in The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Woodlawn Theater in San Antonio. There is a $22-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAULO SZOT AT 54 BELOW

Tony-winning star of South Pacific Paulo Szot headlines 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for a week-long engagement starting on Monday, August 5th at 7:00 pm. Additional dates are Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, August 7th, 8th & 11th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. In this brand new show, the Brazilian opera star presents a program of cherished classics from the American Songbook, as well as Brazilian and jazz favorites. Paulo is one of the most versatile and extraordinary singers to be heard today. Directed by: Joe Langworth. Musical Director: Matthew Aucoin. Cover prices vary nightly - Call for cover/minimum information.

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: TRIO 3 + SPECIAL GUEST VIJAY IYER

Trio 3 will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, August 6th through 10th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The unconventional collaboration of internationally-recognized jazz masters, Oliver Lake (alto sax), Reggie Workman (bass) and Andrew Cyrille (drums), was formed in order to centralize the members creative energies and promote a single governing principle: organic improvisation. Every member is a distinct soloist but together they form an unadulterated group effort, exploring the challenging sounds of the sax, bass, drums trio format. The addition of special guest pianist Vijay Iyer provides a potentially exciting new direction for the group. 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: PAQUITO D'RIVERA AND HIS PANAMERICANA ENSEMBLE

Paquito D'Rivera and his Panamericana Ensemble will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The ensemble includes Alex Brown, piano; Oscar Stagnaro, electric bass; Victor Provost, steel pan; Pernell Saturnino, percussion; Mark Walker, drums (6th-8th) and Eric Doob, drums (9th-11th). The winner of nine GRAMMY Awards, D'Rivera is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. He is also the first artist to win Latin GRAMMYs in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories for Stravinsky's Historia del Soldado (2003) and Brazilian Dreams (2001). His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D'Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor of that group which features such artists as James Moody, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, and others. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: FRANK CATALANO & RANDY BRECKER BAND

Frank Catalano & Randy Brecker Band will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Saturday, August 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Frank Catalano's Savoy label debut album "Bang!" Bang! debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Frank's previous CD, "Mighty Burner" was on the Billboard Charts for 20 straight weeks. Catalano is the only known saxman to have performed with Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, Charles Earland, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Von Freeman, Tito Puente, Tony Bennett, Les Claypool and Louis Bellson while still in high school! This led to his signing to Delmark Records at age 18 and a string of critically acclaimed recordings. Catalano has been heard by millions of people all over the world thanks in part to 3 Grammy-winning and 11 Grammy-nominated recordings with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child, and John Legend. He recently performed live on the Oprah Winfrey TV show with singer/composer Seal. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE RODRIGUEZ BROTHERS BAND AT DIZZY'S

The Rodriguez Brothers Band (Rob Rodriguez, Piano; Mike Rodriguez, Trumpet; Carlos Henriquez, Bass; Ludwig Afonso, Drums; Mauricio Herrera, Percussion) performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday through Sunday, August 9th, 10th & 11th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The band is co-led by pianist/composer Robert and trumpeter/composer Michael. Individually they have worked with Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, Quincy Jones, and Harry Connick Jr., to name a few. Together, they have released several well-received records rooted in, but not limited to, Afro-Cuban music and jazz. Their latest record, Mood Swing, featuring Clarence Penn and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez, is aptly named for a series of compositions that juxtapose moods and emotions within these musical traditions. There is a $30-$45 cover.

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.

BOS: TUCK & PATTI WITH SPECIAL GUEST VINX AT SCULLERS

The duo of Tuck and Patti will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Their special guest is VINX Tuck and Patti are celebrating 35 years of music collaboration with a year long celebration touring, as well as releasing a new CD in the first half of 2013! Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.


TOR: HILARIO DURAN TRIO WITH FEATURED GUEST PHIL DWYER

One of the world's most innovative creators of Afro-Cuban music and Latin Jazz Hilario Duran will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) Thursday through Saturday, August 8th, 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. Duran produces stunning feats of musical beauty every time he takes the stage. Cuban piano virtuoso Chucho Valdes calls him "unparalleled". Jazz Bistro considers it an honour to present him with three of the finest musicians they have ever had the pleasure of hosting: Roberto Occhipinti on Bass, Mark Kelso on Drums and Vancouver based Saxophonist Phil Dwyer, a featured guest on Friday and Saturday evening. Nights like these are rare! There is a $15-$20 cover.


DC: GRAMMY WINNER TERENCE BLANCHARD AT BLUES ALLEY

Trumpeter and Grammy Winner Terence Blanchard will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 8th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Blanchard was born in New Orleans. In his teens Blanchard attended the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts, where he studied and played with saxophonist Donald Harrison. Harrison and Blanchard replaced Wynton and Branford Marsalis in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Blanchard is well known as a performer and musical composer for films, including several by Spike Lee. For Lee's film Mo' Better Blues Blanchard was musical arranger and a trumpet coach for actor Denzel Washington. Despite his interest and participation in film, television and theater, though, Blanchard regards himself first and foremost as a jazz musician. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: CRAIG ALSTON AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Craig Alston will be performing at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Alston is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore who is best known as the saxophonist for Fertile Ground. Craig began performing with Fertile Ground while attending Morgan State University. As the band became more successful, Craig chose to leave college and pursue his passion. Fertile Ground's sound was influenced by Sade, Fela Kuti, Miles Davis quintet and Art Blakey and the jazz messengers. As a member of Fertile Ground, Craig has traveled to the United Kingdom (UK), Japan, Belgium, France, Croatia, Austria, and elsewhere sharing it's unique blend of jazz, soul and world music. The broad exposure has allowed him to learn and grow from the various musicians and styles encountered. In addition to being the saxophonist for Fertile Ground, he also performs under his own name. As an independent artist, Craig plays the saxophone, bass, or keyboard. As a saxophonist, Craig has played with jazz legends such as Larry Willis, David Murray, Oliver Lake, John Hicks and Jimmy Heath. He has recorded with artist from various musical genres such as the Basement Boys, vocalists Angela Johnson, Julie Dexter and Deborah Bonds and many others. He has played at Artscape, the African-American Heritage Festival, the Baltimore Museum of Art and many other places locally and nationally. He recently won the Chick-Webb Jazz Combo competition.There is a $23 cover.

MD: WAYNE BRADY AT BETHESDA BLUES

Emmy award winning Wayne Brady will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday, August 10th at 8:00 pm. Brady has been entertaining audiences with his acting, improv, singing, and dancing on television, film, and the stage. This September Wayne will see one of his dreams through when he releases his first musical album, which includes R& B and old school tracks. In television, Brady has guest starred on "The Dave Chappelle Show," "30 Rock," "How I Met Your Mother," "Dirt," and "Everybody Hates Chris." He became well known for his improvisational skills on ABC's "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" for which he won an Emmy and earned four Emmy nominations. Brady went on to host his own syndicated talk/variety show "The Wayne Brady Show" for two years. Brady picked up two Emmys for Outstanding Talk Show Host and the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show. There is an $80-$100 cover.

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.


SF: PLAZACUBA PRESENTS WIL CAMPA Y SU GRAN UNION

PlazaCUBA presents Wil Campa y su Gran Union, a12-piece Cuban Son orchestra led by Wil Campa (formerly of Maraca and Cumbre) at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, August 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Wil Campa represents the very best of Cuban Son. The music that lives in his soul! His voice will capture and embrace you, with an undeniable, engaging stage presence and heralded as one Cuba's leading artists. In 2005 Wil formed what is known today as one of Cuba's elite groups WIL CAMPA Y SU ORQUESTA. Releasing two albums, one in 2006 "ES TIEMPO" and 2011 "TODO ES POSIBLE," winning him a nomination for BEST ALBUM 2012 at the CUBADISCO (Cuba's equivalent of the Grammy's). WIL CAMPA Y SU ORCHESTRA have been touring extensively nationally (eg. Havana Jazz Festival) and Internationally inspiring and introducing thousands of people to Cuba's Musical Royalty. Wil's vision, musical talent and choreographically direction have made this Orchestra one of the most exciting touring groups around. Open Dance Floor! There is a $25 (8:00 pm) or $21 (10:00 pm) cover.


SF: MISSI PYLE IN "SEXY AS HELL" AT FEINSTEIN'S

Missi Pyle will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. "Sexy as Hell" is a bewitching evening of original music, unexpected covers and tell all stories exposing the secret life of singer, actress and comedian Missi Pyle. Directed by award-winning solo performance/director Samantha Jones and Produced by Patrick King, this show is fun, hilarious and sexy...as HELL! Missi Pyle has appeared in several films, including the Academy Award winning film The Artist, Galaxy Quest, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Big Fish, 50 First Dates,Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. She has also appeared in various television roles, on shows such as Friends, Heroes, Two and a Half Men, the sarah silverman program, Two Broke Girls, Boston Legal, Frasier and My Name Is Earl. She is also half of Smith & Pyle, a desert country-rock band, with actress Shawnee Smith. Pyle has recorded her second album with producer Chris Goss and bandmate Jenna Price to be released early 2014. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


LON: BRYAN BATT WITH BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Bryan Batt's show BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will play at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, August 6th through 10th at 8:00 pm. This is a show born out of Hurricane Katrina. Broadway veteran and Mad Men star Bryan Batt grew up in New Orleans, a city that fostered his love of music and theatre. After experiencing the flooding and devastation of his hometown, he put together a one-man cabaret show paying tribute to his life there. The music from the show features Broadway and some original material written for Bryan, peppered with the comedic skills that only Mr. Batt can provide. The cabaret experience is a divine exploration through the wacky and wildly entertaining mind of Bryan Batt. Television audiences know Batt from his two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning performance as Salvatore Romano on the critically acclaimed television series, Mad Men. New York audiences have been delighted by Bryan's brilliant stage performances in Jeffrey, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, La Cage and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Batt is a brilliant comedic actor, which began with his long run in the hilarious Off-Broadway hit show Forbidden Broadway. This season, Bryan tackles cabaret stages throughout the U.S. culminating with one special week of performances at The Crazy Coqs. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: "WILLING TO BE LUCKY - SONGS OF NEW YORK" WITH HILARY GARDNER

Acclaimed singer Hilary Gardner will return to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, August 9th at 7:00 pm. Hilary grew up in Wasilla, Alaska infatuated with New York City. The city came to life through the jazz and American songbook albums in her parents' record collection. Visions gleaned from those classic vinyl platters epitomized reinvention and feverish creativity, and inspired Hilary to make New York City her home. In 2010, Hilary went from waiting tables to making her Broadway debut in two-time Tony-award winner Twyla Tharp's hit musical, Come Fly Away. Backed by a 19-piece big band, Hilary sang solos and duets with Frank Sinatra (by recording) in a performance hailed by critics. Willing to Be Lucky: Songs of New York takes its title from E.B. White's iconic 1948 essay, Here is New York, in which White sagely counsels the reader, "No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky." With a program of songs both urban and urbane by composers like Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Nellie McKay, and Dave Frishberg, among others, Hilary celebrates New York's many complexities, contradictions, and moments of unexpected beauty. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ALASKA: RED FOR FILTH AT THE BEECHMAN

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Alaska makes her New York solo performance debut with the premiere of ALASKA: RED FOR FILTH at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Performances are scheduled for Thursday, August 8th at 7:30 pm; Friday, August 9th at 7:30 & 11:30 pm; Saturday, August 10th at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, August 11th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. This all new show promises to be a celebration of frivolous camp with a touch of vaudevillian filth and the destruction of sacred classics by this one-of-a-kind drag sensation. After her spaceship crashed in the Matanuska Valley, a remote part of south-central Alaska, the U.S. government recovered an emaciated, make that emancipated, alien ... or that's how the story goes. Alaska went on to become one of the final 3 contestants on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo. In October 2013, she will star in The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Woodlawn Theater in San Antonio. There is a $22-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAULO SZOT AT 54 BELOW

Tony-winning star of South Pacific Paulo Szot headlines 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for a week-long engagement starting on Monday, August 5th at 7:00 pm. Additional dates are Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, August 7th, 8th & 11th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. In this brand new show, the Brazilian opera star presents a program of cherished classics from the American Songbook, as well as Brazilian and jazz favorites. Paulo is one of the most versatile and extraordinary singers to be heard today. Directed by: Joe Langworth. Musical Director: Matthew Aucoin. Cover prices vary nightly - Call for cover/minimum information.

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: TRIO 3 + SPECIAL GUEST VIJAY IYER

Trio 3 will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, August 6th through 10th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The unconventional collaboration of internationally-recognized jazz masters, Oliver Lake (alto sax), Reggie Workman (bass) and Andrew Cyrille (drums), was formed in order to centralize the members creative energies and promote a single governing principle: organic improvisation. Every member is a distinct soloist but together they form an unadulterated group effort, exploring the challenging sounds of the sax, bass, drums trio format. The addition of special guest pianist Vijay Iyer provides a potentially exciting new direction for the group. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAQUITO D'RIVERA AND HIS PANAMERICANA ENSEMBLE

Paquito D'Rivera and his Panamericana Ensemble will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The ensemble includes Alex Brown, piano; Oscar Stagnaro, electric bass; Victor Provost, steel pan; Pernell Saturnino, percussion; Mark Walker, drums (6th-8th) and Eric Doob, drums (9th-11th). The winner of nine GRAMMY Awards, D'Rivera is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. He is also the first artist to win Latin GRAMMYs in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories for Stravinsky's Historia del Soldado (2003) and Brazilian Dreams (2001). His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D'Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor of that group which features such artists as James Moody, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, and others. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: AN EVENING WITH JAMES BURTON

James Burton and his band (Jeff Burton, Jon Paris, Dave Keyes, Tony Garnier & Shawn Pelton) will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday, August 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Rolling Stones' 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time, places him at #19! James Burton's trademark "chicken pickin'" style - bright, crisp and concise - is one of the most unique sounds in country music, and a huge influence on rock guitar as well. Burton got his start when he was 14, writing "Susie Q," for Dale Hawkins, and became a teenage star when he joined Ricky Nelson's band in 1957. With Nelson, Burton created his distinct technique: He used a fingerpick and a flatpick, and replaced the four highest strings on his Telecaster with banjo strings, so that his guitar snapped, popped and stuttered. In the late Sixties and Seventies, he convened Elvis' TCB band and became a go-to guy on country-minded records by Joni Mitchell and Gram Parsons, and still tours today. There is a $37.50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE RODRIGUEZ BROTHERS BAND AT DIZZY'S

The Rodriguez Brothers Band (Rob Rodriguez, Piano; Mike Rodriguez, Trumpet; Carlos Henriquez, Bass; Ludwig Afonso, Drums; Mauricio Herrera, Percussion) performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday through Sunday, August 9th, 10th & 11th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The band is co-led by pianist/composer Robert and trumpeter/composer Michael. Individually they have worked with Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, Quincy Jones, and Harry Connick Jr., to name a few. Together, they have released several well-received records rooted in, but not limited to, Afro-Cuban music and jazz. Their latest record, Mood Swing, featuring Clarence Penn and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez, is aptly named for a series of compositions that juxtapose moods and emotions within these musical traditions. There is a $30-$45 cover.

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.

BOS: TUCK & PATTI WITH SPECIAL GUEST VINX AT SCULLERS

The duo of Tuck and Patti will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Their special guest is VINX Tuck and Patti are celebrating 35 years of music collaboration with a year long celebration touring, as well as releasing a new CD in the first half of 2013! Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.


BOS: "STRICTLY BROADWAY" AT NICK'S

Vocalists Christine Fontana, Lisa Hall and Michael Gondek team up with Bill Duffy on Piano and Tom Spears on Drums/Percussion to present "Strictly Broadway" AT NICK'S RESTAURANT (124 Milbury Street, Worcester, MA - 508-753-4030) in Friday, August 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. You will be taken on a musical Broadway journey - 90 minutes of pure Showtunes, and nothing but Showtunes. There is a $10 cover (donation).

CT: JOHN HIATT AND THE COMBO AT RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE

One of America's most acclaimed singer/songwriters John Hiatt returns to THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE ( 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT - 203-438-5795) on Friday, August 9th at 8:00 pm. He is joined by special guest Matthew Perryman Jones. From blues to country to straight up rock & roll, with his soulful, whiskey burn voice & red hot playing, John Hiatt has the ability to turn on a dime from ballad to bombast. He has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including New Wave, blues and country. Hiatt has been nominated for eleven Grammy Awards and has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry. Tickets are $67.


TOR: HILARIO DURAN TRIO WITH FEATURED GUEST PHIL DWYER

One of the world's most innovative creators of Afro-Cuban music and Latin Jazz Hilario Duran will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) Thursday through Saturday, August 8th, 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. Duran produces stunning feats of musical beauty every time he takes the stage. Cuban piano virtuoso Chucho Valdes calls him "unparalleled". Jazz Bistro considers it an honour to present him with three of the finest musicians they have ever had the pleasure of hosting: Roberto Occhipinti on Bass, Mark Kelso on Drums and Vancouver based Saxophonist Phil Dwyer, a featured guest on Friday and Saturday evening. Nights like these are rare! There is a $15-$20 cover.


DC: GRAMMY WINNER TERENCE BLANCHARD AT BLUES ALLEY

Trumpeter and Grammy Winner Terence Blanchard will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 8th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Blanchard was born in New Orleans. In his teens Blanchard attended the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts, where he studied and played with saxophonist Donald Harrison. Harrison and Blanchard replaced Wynton and Branford Marsalis in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Blanchard is well known as a performer and musical composer for films, including several by Spike Lee. For Lee's film Mo' Better Blues Blanchard was musical arranger and a trumpet coach for actor Denzel Washington. Despite his interest and participation in film, television and theater, though, Blanchard regards himself first and foremost as a jazz musician. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: CRAIG ALSTON AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Craig Alston will be performing at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Alston is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore who is best known as the saxophonist for Fertile Ground. Craig began performing with Fertile Ground while attending Morgan State University. As the band became more successful, Craig chose to leave college and pursue his passion. Fertile Ground's sound was influenced by Sade, Fela Kuti, Miles Davis quintet and Art Blakey and the jazz messengers. As a member of Fertile Ground, Craig has traveled to the United Kingdom (UK), Japan, Belgium, France, Croatia, Austria, and elsewhere sharing it's unique blend of jazz, soul and world music. The broad exposure has allowed him to learn and grow from the various musicians and styles encountered. In addition to being the saxophonist for Fertile Ground, he also performs under his own name. As an independent artist, Craig plays the saxophone, bass, or keyboard. As a saxophonist, Craig has played with jazz legends such as Larry Willis, David Murray, Oliver Lake, John Hicks and Jimmy Heath. He has recorded with artist from various musical genres such as the Basement Boys, vocalists Angela Johnson, Julie Dexter and Deborah Bonds and many others. He has played at Artscape, the African-American Heritage Festival, the Baltimore Museum of Art and many other places locally and nationally. He recently won the Chick-Webb Jazz Combo competition.There is a $23 cover.

MD: CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL AT BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ

BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) is presents jazz giant Chick Corea and his newest group, The Vigil on Friday, August 9th with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. 18-time Grammy winner, brilliant American composer and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. From his 2012 Grammy win for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, through his enormously prolific career, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career - from straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works -while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process. Chick is joined onstage by The Vigil: Carlitos Del Puerto and Carlitos Del Puerto on bass, Charles Altura on guitar, Marcus Gilmore on drums, and Tim Garland on clarinet and saxophone. There is a $60 cover.

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.


SF: MYSTIC ROOTS BAND WITH KATHERINE RAMIREZ AT YOSHI'S

Riding the success of their brand new album, "Cali-HI," which topped the iTunes Reggae Chart at #4 and Billboard Reggae Chart at #13 on the debut week, YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) brings you Mystic Roots Band on Friday, August 9th at 8:00 pm. Serving up an original style based in reggae, hip hop, and dancehall (with overtones of rock, funk, and ska), an MRB live concert guarantees not just at music for your ears, but also a high-energy show and powerful experience you'll never forget. This Chico, CA based group brings a brand new sound while embracing the nature of roots reggae wholeheartedly and performing it with smooth vocals/harmonies, energetic freestyles and beat-boxing, all over a solid groove. The music and lyrics are catchy and upbeat, yet with an uplifting, positive message. The musicianship of the players is top notch and arrangements are often complex and always interesting. Now fronted by Katherine Ramirez (American Idol Season 7), the new sound is a blend of soft, beautiful vocal lines reinforced by hard hitting Roots Rock Reggae grooves by the bass, drums, keys and guitar (Dane-Jah, A-Dub, cootdog & Nixon). Cootdog remains the hip-hop influence with socially conscious lyrics, deep beat boxing and harmony vocals. The band tours the U.S. full-time, playing shows with some of the biggest names in reggae, hip hop, and rock. MRB promotes positivity and spreads a conscious message while still having a good time and keeping the party going. Open dance floor! There is a $19 cover.

SF: RAS KASS RAPS AT YOSHI'S

Ras Kass will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, August 8th at 10:30 pm. Ras Kass is a critically-acclaimed rapper from California. After releasing a pair of independent singles, he emerged as one of the most highly regarded rappers of all time, winning particular acclaim for his skills as a lyricist. Best known for his classic album Soul On Ice, as well as his follow up album, Rasassination. Since that time Ras Kass has released several independent albums. Open dance floor, 18+. There is a $26 cover.


SF: MISSI PYLE IN "SEXY AS HELL" AT FEINSTEIN'S

Missi Pyle will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. "Sexy as Hell" is a bewitching evening of original music, unexpected covers and tell all stories exposing the secret life of singer, actress and comedian Missi Pyle. Directed by award-winning solo performance/director Samantha Jones and Produced by Patrick King, this show is fun, hilarious and sexy...as HELL! Missi Pyle has appeared in several films, including the Academy Award winning film The Artist, Galaxy Quest, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Big Fish, 50 First Dates,Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. She has also appeared in various television roles, on shows such as Friends, Heroes, Two and a Half Men, the sarah silverman program, Two Broke Girls, Boston Legal, Frasier and My Name Is Earl. She is also half of Smith & Pyle, a desert country-rock band, with actress Shawnee Smith. Pyle has recorded her second album with producer Chris Goss and bandmate Jenna Price to be released early 2014. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


LON: BRYAN BATT WITH BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Bryan Batt's show BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will play at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, August 6th through 10th at 8:00 pm. This is a show born out of Hurricane Katrina. Broadway veteran and Mad Men star Bryan Batt grew up in New Orleans, a city that fostered his love of music and theatre. After experiencing the flooding and devastation of his hometown, he put together a one-man cabaret show paying tribute to his life there. The music from the show features Broadway and some original material written for Bryan, peppered with the comedic skills that only Mr. Batt can provide. The cabaret experience is a divine exploration through the wacky and wildly entertaining mind of Bryan Batt. Television audiences know Batt from his two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning performance as Salvatore Romano on the critically acclaimed television series, Mad Men. New York audiences have been delighted by Bryan's brilliant stage performances in Jeffrey, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, La Cage and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Batt is a brilliant comedic actor, which began with his long run in the hilarious Off-Broadway hit show Forbidden Broadway. This season, Bryan tackles cabaret stages throughout the U.S. culminating with one special week of performances at The Crazy Coqs. Call for cover/minimum information.


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THURSDAY - AUGUST 8th

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NYC: SUE MATSUKI - GENRES: JAZZ & LATIN STANDARDS

As one of the first acts to play THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) in the first month it opened, Sue Matsuki is delighted to bring her first solo show (after 3 years) back to this beautiful room on Thursday, August 8th at 9:30 pm. The series is called GENRES and this show is the first in a series of shows that celebrate the different kinds of music Sue likes to sing. This show focuses on Jazz & Latin Standards. Featuring a stellar jazz trio: Gregory Toroian on piano; Steve Millhouse on bass and Ron Tierno on drums (with some other wonderful musicians sitting in on a few tunes). Directed by: Miles Phillips. Coming soon: The other GENRES: Country & Blues on Saturday, October 19th at 4:00 pm - Musical Comedy on Saturday, November 16th at 4:00 pm - Holiday Music on Thursday, December 12th at 9:30 pm. Sue is a 10-time MAC Award Nominee/3 time Winner (in 6 different categories); the very first (2004) recipient of the Julie Wilson Award given by the Mabel Mercer Foundation (and chosen by Julie herself) and a 20 year Cabaret/Jazz singing veteran who has played every NYC Cabaret room including Feinstein's at the Regency and several of the major Jazz Clubs including the legendary Village Gate, Birdland, The Iridium and Sweet Rhythm. Sue and has performed all across the U.S. from Alaska to Maine! Sue is also a writer, reviewer, producer, teacher, coach, comedian, host and an award-winning songwriter. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SHARON RAE NORTH: SOMETHING SPECIAL

'Something Special - An evening with Sharon Rae North' will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday night, August 8th at 7:00 pm. The show is a blend of traditional jazz standards with a taste of smooth /contemporary jazz mixed in for good measure. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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

The Award Winning 'Patti Issues' by Ben Rimalower returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 ) on Thursdays, August 1st, 8th & 15th 9:30 pm. Patti Issues mark's Rimalower's debut as a playwright and performer, after serving as the director of numerous Off-Broadway plays, concerts and all-star benefits (and blogging for the Huffington Post). With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men's time-old obsessions with divas. When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort - like so many gay boys before him and after - in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ALASKA: RED FOR FILTH AT THE BEECHMAN

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Alaska makes her New York solo performance debut with the premiere of ALASKA: RED FOR FILTH at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Performances are scheduled for Thursday, August 8th at 7:30 pm; Friday, August 9th at 7:30 & 11:30 pm; Saturday, August 10th at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, August 11th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. This all new show promises to be a celebration of frivolous camp with a touch of vaudevillian filth and the destruction of sacred classics by this one-of-a-kind drag sensation. After her spaceship crashed in the Matanuska Valley, a remote part of south-central Alaska, the U.S. government recovered an emaciated, make that emancipated, alien ... or that's how the story goes. Alaska went on to become one of the final 3 contestants on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo. In October 2013, she will star in The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Woodlawn Theater in San Antonio. There is a $22-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 8th at 9:30 pm & 11:30 pm; Tuesday, August 13th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 15th at 9:30 pm & 11:30 pm; Tuesday, August 20th at 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 22nd at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm; Tuesday, August 27th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 29th at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm. 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: PAULO SZOT AT 54 BELOW

Tony-winning star of South Pacific Paulo Szot headlines 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for a week-long engagement starting on Monday, August 5th at 7:00 pm. Additional dates are Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, August 7th, 8th & 11th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. In this brand new show, the Brazilian opera star presents a program of cherished classics from the American Songbook, as well as Brazilian and jazz favorites. Paulo is one of the most versatile and extraordinary singers to be heard today. Directed by: Joe Langworth. Musical Director: Matthew Aucoin. Cover prices vary nightly - Call for cover/minimum information.

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: LATE NIGHT AT 54 BELOW: 15:54

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

NYC: TRIO 3 + SPECIAL GUEST VIJAY IYER

Trio 3 will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, August 6th through 10th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The unconventional collaboration of internationally-recognized jazz masters, Oliver Lake (alto sax), Reggie Workman (bass) and Andrew Cyrille (drums), was formed in order to centralize the members creative energies and promote a single governing principle: organic improvisation. Every member is a distinct soloist but together they form an unadulterated group effort, exploring the challenging sounds of the sax, bass, drums trio format. The addition of special guest pianist Vijay Iyer provides a potentially exciting new direction for the group. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAQUITO D'RIVERA AND HIS PANAMERICANA ENSEMBLE

Paquito D'Rivera and his Panamericana Ensemble will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The ensemble includes Alex Brown, piano; Oscar Stagnaro, electric bass; Victor Provost, steel pan; Pernell Saturnino, percussion; Mark Walker, drums (6th-8th) and Eric Doob, drums (9th-11th). The winner of nine GRAMMY Awards, D'Rivera is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. He is also the first artist to win Latin GRAMMYs in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories for Stravinsky's Historia del Soldado (2003) and Brazilian Dreams (2001). His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D'Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor of that group which features such artists as James Moody, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, and others. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: THE OZ ORGAN TRIO AT THE IRIDIUM

The Oz Noy Organ Trio featuring Mike Clark & Mike LeDonne with Special Surprise Guests will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday, August 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born in Israel, Oz started his professional career at the age of 13 playing jazz, blues, pop and rock music. By age 16, he was playing with top Israeli musicians and artists. By age 24, he was one of the most established studio guitar players in the country. Oz was also a member of the house band on Israel's top-rated television show for more than two years. Since his 1996 arrival in New York, Oz has made a huge impact on the local and international music scene. His unique and intoxicating style has broken all the rules of instrumental guitar music by focusing on the groove. All stars such as Keith Carlock, Anton Fig, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dave Weckl often contribute on drums, with bassists Will Lee, James Genus, and Reggie Washington. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ALI JACKSON QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drummer Ali Jackson returns to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) with fellow JLCO members Vincent Gardner and Sherman Irby, supported by an up and coming rhythm section of Emmet Cohen and Russell Hall on Monday through Thursday, August 5th through 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. There is always an extra dose of energy in the club when members of the JLCO perform together, and after a tour of Europe in July, Jackson will bring his A-game to his home for jazz - and yours - Jazz at Lincoln Center. With surprise special guests set to appear, expect a joyous musical celebration with the "chief good time instigator," Ali Jackson. There is a $30 cover.

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

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


BOS: STEVE COLE & NICK COLIONNE AT SCULLERS

Steve Cole & Nick Colionne will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, August 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The saxophonist, Steve Cole, is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz, having sold hundreds of thousands of albums worldwide and scored four #1 R&R Smooth Jazz hits. He just finished his 7th solo album to be released in August. Gutarist and vocalist Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the ranks of today's stars. Combining all of the various influences of his music career from jazz to R&B to blues to rock, he has created an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.

TOR: HILARIO DURAN TRIO WITH FEATURED GUEST PHIL DWYER

One of the world's most innovative creators of Afro-Cuban music and Latin Jazz Hilario Duran will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) Thursday through Saturday, August 8th, 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. Duran produces stunning feats of musical beauty every time he takes the stage. Cuban piano virtuoso Chucho Valdes calls him "unparalleled". Jazz Bistro considers it an honour to present him with three of the finest musicians they have ever had the pleasure of hosting: Roberto Occhipinti on Bass, Mark Kelso on Drums and Vancouver based Saxophonist Phil Dwyer, a featured guest on Friday and Saturday evening. Nights like these are rare! There is a $15-$20 cover.


DC: GRAMMY WINNER TERENCE BLANCHARD AT BLUES ALLEY

Trumpeter and Grammy Winner Terence Blanchard will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 8th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Blanchard was born in New Orleans. In his teens Blanchard attended the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts, where he studied and played with saxophonist Donald Harrison. Harrison and Blanchard replaced Wynton and Branford Marsalis in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Blanchard is well known as a performer and musical composer for films, including several by Spike Lee. For Lee's film Mo' Better Blues Blanchard was musical arranger and a trumpet coach for actor Denzel Washington. Despite his interest and participation in film, television and theater, though, Blanchard regards himself first and foremost as a jazz musician. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: ARIANA SAVALAS AT FEINSTEIN'S SAN FRANCISCO

Ariana Savalas will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for one night only on Thursday, August 8th at 8:00 pm. Ariana Savalas may be a comparitive newcomer to the music scene but her sound echoes music of another era. As she makes her way to the stage, she evokes the sheer glamour and talent of movie star idols like Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake. But when she sings, her voice and sound harkens back to the days of Etta James and Dinah Washington. The youngest daughter of legendary Oscar nominated and Emmy Award winner Telly Savalas, Ariana continues her Dad's legacy of mutual love between artist and audience. This seductive chanteuse captivates her listeners as she sings her way through classics of the Great American Songbook. Adding to this young singer's successes is her dynamic songwriting talent. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SF: BAMBOLEO MEETS BOLLYWOOD: THE GYPSY ALLSTARS

The Gypsy Allstars will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, August 8th at 8:00 pm. The band features George Reyes - guitar and vocals, Mario Reyes - guitar and vocals, Ced Leonardi - Drums and backing vocals, Salar Nader - Tabla, Charanjeet Virdi - Indian vocals, Alfredo Caceres - Mandolin, Manuel Gutierrez - Flamenco and cajon and Fanny Ara - Flamenco. A recent all star collaboration in the India sub-continent featuring Gipsy Kings' family, Mario Reyes and Georges Reyes, has spawned an exciting new project called the Gypsy Allstars which will explore the origins of gypsy culture in Rajasthan, India and see the gypsies return to their ancestral home for a Discovery Channel special, merging Indian and Gypsy rhythms. A portion of the monies raised from the project will be used to support Jaipur Virasat Foundation - A Rajasthani Foundation supporting the preservation of its musical traditions. The Gypsy Allstars have been hand picked by Cedric Leonardi, who grew up with the Gipsy Kings and their families in Montpellier's "la cite gely" and as their drummer, has had the privilege of performing with them. The Gipsy AllStars lineup sees the gypsies joining forces with Indian musicians to add an exciting fusion sound of Gipsy King's favorites and the exotic blend of indo- gypsy music. There is a $30 cover.

LON: BRYAN BATT WITH BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Bryan Batt's show BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will play at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, August 6th through 10th at 8:00 pm. This is a show born out of Hurricane Katrina. Broadway veteran and Mad Men star Bryan Batt grew up in New Orleans, a city that fostered his love of music and theatre. After experiencing the flooding and devastation of his hometown, he put together a one-man cabaret show paying tribute to his life there. The music from the show features Broadway and some original material written for Bryan, peppered with the comedic skills that only Mr. Batt can provide. The cabaret experience is a divine exploration through the wacky and wildly entertaining mind of Bryan Batt. Television audiences know Batt from his two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning performance as Salvatore Romano on the critically acclaimed television series, Mad Men. New York audiences have been delighted by Bryan's brilliant stage performances in Jeffrey, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, La Cage and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Batt is a brilliant comedic actor, which began with his long run in the hilarious Off-Broadway hit show Forbidden Broadway. This season, Bryan tackles cabaret stages throughout the U.S. culminating with one special week of performances at The Crazy Coqs. Call for cover/minimum information.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 7th

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NYC: CONCERTS FOR CITY GREENS CONTINUES WITH AUGUST PERFORMANCE

The 6th Season of The Concerts for City Greens, free outdoor concert series, continues on Wednesday, August 7th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, August 8th at 6:30 pm.) at TUDOR CITY GREENS OARK (enter at Tudor City Place between East 42nd and East 43rd Streets and will feature professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, and classical scene. All performers donate their time and talent to benefit MUSIC AND ART FOR GREEN. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett. This concert will feature Singer & Bandleader, Dennis Chiccino; Singer, Radio Personality, Lynn DiMenna; Theatre & Cabaret Reviewer, Publisher & Producer, Sandi Durell; Stand Up Comedian & Tudor City Resident, Francois Gordon; Bistro & Broadway World Award Winner, Colleen McHugh; MAC Award Nominated Singer & Actress, Barbara Porteus; and Cabaret Newcomer & Tudor City Resident, Robin Westle! For more information, see http://www.raissakatonabennett.com or http://www.concertsforcitygreens.com . These concerts are free and open to the public.
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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 the 7th are: KT Sullivan, Mark Nadler, Julie Reyburn, Kevin Spiritas, and Nikki Guevara. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DANA LORGE'S VARIETY SHOW NOW AT THE MET

The Dana Lorge Wednesday Night Variety Show has moved downtown to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on select Wednesday nights. Daba is joined on stage by Barry Levitt on piano and Jon Burr on bass. On Wednesday, August 7th, Dana will present as her guests Mark Nadler, Sidney Myer, EggCream & Company, Nicholas Tamagna, Sue Matsuki and Richard Skipper. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: VICTORIA EDWARDS WITH "SOMETHING LIKE FOREVER"

Victoria Edwards returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, August 7th at 9:30 pm with her new show "Something Like Forever". Besides performing her solo cabarets, regional theatre roles like the Leading Player in Pippin (which she also choreographed) and Princess Puffer in Mystery of Edwin Drood, her sparkling wit can be found in the film, TV, and print worlds. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: JOHN ECKERT AND THE NEW YORK JAZZ NINE

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, August 7th features John Eckert and the New York Jazz Nine. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: PAULO SZOT AT 54 BELOW

Tony-winning star of South Pacific Paulo Szot headlines 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for a week-long engagement starting on Monday, August 5th at 7:00 pm. Additional dates are Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, August 7th, 8th & 11th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. In this brand new show, the Brazilian opera star presents a program of cherished classics from the American Songbook, as well as Brazilian and jazz favorites. Paulo is one of the most versatile and extraordinary singers to be heard today. Directed by: Joe Langworth. Musical Director: Matthew Aucoin. Cover prices vary nightly - Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: BROADWAY SWINGS AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents Broadway Swings on Wednesday, August 7th at 9:30 pm. Broadway Swings features some of Broadway's most delectable tunes, arranged in a way that will leave your toes tapping long after the house lights come up. Expect melodies from Broadway hits such as Porgy & Bess, The Wiz, Pippin, Hello, Dolly, South Pacific, The King & I and more! Featured in the cast are some of New York's most celebrated cabaret vocalists, including multiple award-winning jazz singers Natalie Douglas, Terese Genecco & Scott Coulter. Accompanied by the acclaimed jazz band, The Barry Levitt Trio, Broadway Swings is directed and hosted by 54 Below's own Director of Programming, Phil Geoffrey Bond. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT - THE STUDIO: BROADWAY TRIVIA NIGHT

On Wednesdays at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), THE STUDIO is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: comedians, musicians, songwriters, improv groups- just to name a few. Each week will feature a different new New York artist, so visit our calendar to see what this Wednesday has in store for you. on Wednesday, August 7th at 11:30 pm, it's Broadway Trivia Night. Have you often found yourself at pub quizzes or trivia nights struggling to answer questions over sports and science but dominating the Broadway/TV/Film round? Are you the token-musical theatre nerd in your group of friends who can spout off the lyricist, librettist, director, and design team of every Pulitzer Prize winning musical? Do you like friendly competition, winning prizes, and drinking delicious cocktails with Broadways best? Then this is the night for you. We're bringing your favorite game to Broadway's nightclub! Hosted by everyone's favorite Musical Theatre Historian, Writer, and Producer, Jennifer Ashley Tepper. There is no cover, 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TRIO 3 + SPECIAL GUEST VIJAY IYER

Trio 3 will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, August 6th through 10th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The unconventional collaboration of internationally-recognized jazz masters, Oliver Lake (alto sax), Reggie Workman (bass) and Andrew Cyrille (drums), was formed in order to centralize the members creative energies and promote a single governing principle: organic improvisation. Every member is a distinct soloist but together they form an unadulterated group effort, exploring the challenging sounds of the sax, bass, drums trio format. The addition of special guest pianist Vijay Iyer provides a potentially exciting new direction for the group. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAQUITO D'RIVERA AND HIS PANAMERICANA ENSEMBLE

Paquito D'Rivera and his Panamericana Ensemble will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The ensemble includes Alex Brown, piano; Oscar Stagnaro, electric bass; Victor Provost, steel pan; Pernell Saturnino, percussion; Mark Walker, drums (6th-8th) and Eric Doob, drums (9th-11th). The winner of nine GRAMMY Awards, D'Rivera is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. He is also the first artist to win Latin GRAMMYs in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories for Stravinsky's Historia del Soldado (2003) and Brazilian Dreams (2001). His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D'Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor of that group which features such artists as James Moody, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, and others. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: ALI JACKSON QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drummer Ali Jackson returns to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) with fellow JLCO members Vincent Gardner and Sherman Irby, supported by an up and coming rhythm section of Emmet Cohen and Russell Hall on Monday through Thursday, August 5th through 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. There is always an extra dose of energy in the club when members of the JLCO perform together, and after a tour of Europe in July, Jackson will bring his A-game to his home for jazz - and yours - Jazz at Lincoln Center. With surprise special guests set to appear, expect a joyous musical celebration with the "chief good time instigator," Ali Jackson. There is a $30 cover.

BOS: SHUGGIE OTIS AT SCULLERS

Shuggie Otis will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, August 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Otis is an American singer-song writer, recording artist and multi-instrumentalist having topped the R&B charts with his composition "Strawberry Letter 23". Shuggie Otis' 2-CD collection Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love is now available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes. Dinner/Show: $78 Show only: $38.

TOR: TIO CHORINHO AT JAZZ BISTRO

The Tio Chorinho Ensemble will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday, August 7th at 8:00 pm. Tio Chorinho is the only ensemble in Canada dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music. Often described as "the New Orleans jazz of Brazil," choro is the foundation of all modern Brazilian music. It is a complex and sophisticated blend of European musical forms with Afro-Brazilian rhythms. Within its exacting structure, choro is known for evocative and lyrical melodies that often leap over surprising changes of harmony and pulsating samba-style rhythms. It is highly improvisational music, and an extremely virtuosic style that is played to sound very natural and spontaneous. Formed in 2009, Tio Chorinho has developed an impressive repertoire of familiar choro classics by such composers as Pixinguinha, Ernesto Nazareth, Waldir Acevedo, and the great mandolin master Jacob do Bandolim. The group has performed for wildly enthusiastic audiences at a number of Toronto and southern Ontario venues, including Harbourfront Centre, Lula Lounge, Expressions of Brazil Festival, Free Times Cafe, TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Mill Race Folk Festival, Stratford Summer Music Festival and more. Tio Chorinho features some of Toronto's leading World music performers, including mandolinist Eric Stein (Beyond the Pale), 7-string guitarist Avital Zemer (King Sunshine), Brazilian percussionist Maninho Costa (Batucada Carioca), and cavaquinho player Carlos Cardoso. They are often joined by guests on accordion, flute and vocals. There is a $12 cover.


DC: COLLABORATION AT BLUES ALLEY

The musical group Collaboration will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday night, August 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The members of Collaboration personify a sense of purpose and vision that will propel them into the realm of success and stardom. If you're looking for the same old tired and whiny saxophone driven sound too prevalent in this smooth jazz driven era, then look elsewhere. This group has put the "soul" back into jazz with its sexy and supple sound. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: GUITAR PLAYER PRESENTS DON ROSS

Guitar Player presents acoustic guitar virtuoso Don Ross at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - o ) on Wednesday, August 7th at 8:00 pm. Don Ross has toured regularly since 1989, across Canada, the USA, a dozen European countries, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, Russia and India. An acoustic guitar virtuoso whose style has been self-described as 'heavy wood', he is the only two-time winner of the US National Fingerstyle Guitar Competition and is widely regarded as a pioneer of his craft. He has played with symphony orchestras in Canada and Germany, and collaborated live and on recordings with Andy McKee, Canadian singer/guitarist Brooke Miller, & Toronto bassist Jordan O'Connor. He also composes scores for television, radio and film, and does production and recording engineering for a variety of other musicians. He has released over fifteen albums to critical acclaim and currently releases music under the CandyRat label, alongside other fingerstyle stars such as Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, and Jimmy Wahlsteen. There is a $25 cover.

LON: BRYAN BATT WITH BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Bryan Batt's show BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will play at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, August 6th through 10th at 8:00 pm. This is a show born out of Hurricane Katrina. Broadway veteran and Mad Men star Bryan Batt grew up in New Orleans, a city that fostered his love of music and theatre. After experiencing the flooding and devastation of his hometown, he put together a one-man cabaret show paying tribute to his life there. The music from the show features Broadway and some original material written for Bryan, peppered with the comedic skills that only Mr. Batt can provide. The cabaret experience is a divine exploration through the wacky and wildly entertaining mind of Bryan Batt. Television audiences know Batt from his two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning performance as Salvatore Romano on the critically acclaimed television series, Mad Men. New York audiences have been delighted by Bryan's brilliant stage performances in Jeffrey, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, La Cage and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Batt is a brilliant comedic actor, which began with his long run in the hilarious Off-Broadway hit show Forbidden Broadway. This season, Bryan tackles cabaret stages throughout the U.S. culminating with one special week of performances at The Crazy Coqs. Call for cover/minimum information.


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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: 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. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 8th at 9:30 pm & 11:30 pm; Tuesday, August 13th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 15th at 9:30 pm & 11:30 pm; Tuesday, August 20th at 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 22nd at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm; Tuesday, August 27th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 29th at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm. Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the woman's Suffragette movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed. Tickets available through https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/922622 - plus there is a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE WBGO JAZZ SERIES WITH MAUCHA ADNET & HELIO ALVES 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, August 6th, with performances at 7:00 & 9:00 pm, the featured artists are Maucha Adnet & Helio Alves with special guests Cyro Baptista & Anat Cohen celebrate the new ZOHO CD release "Milagre". Maucha Adnet, who sang with grand maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim for the last ten years of his storied life, brings her radiant vocal style to the stage with her long-time musical partner Helio Alves, the little giant of Brazilan jazz piano. Joining them are master of tropical percussion Cyro Baptista and, for 2-3 songs per set, the great israeli saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen. 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 August 6th are Melanie Field (Evita), James Brown-Orleans (The Lion King), Christina Bianco (Newsical), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd), Adam Feldman (Time Out NY Soulful Troubadour), Gaelen Gilliland (9 To 5, The Addams Family). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TRIO 3 + SPECIAL GUEST VIJAY IYER

Trio 3 will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, August 6th through 10th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The unconventional collaboration of internationally-recognized jazz masters, Oliver Lake (alto sax), Reggie Workman (bass) and Andrew Cyrille (drums), was formed in order to centralize the members creative energies and promote a single governing principle: organic improvisation. Every member is a distinct soloist but together they form an unadulterated group effort, exploring the challenging sounds of the sax, bass, drums trio format. The addition of special guest pianist Vijay Iyer provides a potentially exciting new direction for the group. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAQUITO D'RIVERA AND HIS PANAMERICANA ENSEMBLE

Paquito D'Rivera and his Panamericana Ensemble will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The ensemble includes Alex Brown, piano; Oscar Stagnaro, electric bass; Victor Provost, steel pan; Pernell Saturnino, percussion; Mark Walker, drums (6th-8th) and Eric Doob, drums (9th-11th). The winner of nine GRAMMY Awards, D'Rivera is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. He is also the first artist to win Latin GRAMMYs in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories for Stravinsky's Historia del Soldado (2003) and Brazilian Dreams (2001). His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D'Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor of that group which features such artists as James Moody, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, and others. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS DONA OXFORD

ScoBar Entertainment presents Dona Oxford at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 ) on Tuesday, August 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In a dramatic scene reminiscent of the life story of many a blues legend, Dona Oxford was born in a parking lot in the back seat of an old Chevrolet. Although the event perhaps falls short of qualifying as the stuff of fable (since it occurred not in the Mississippi Delta, but outside a hospital on New York City's ritzy Upper West Side), Dona's impatience to enter the world was an early indication of the guts, determination, heart and soul with which she imbues her music. Inspired to play the piano after being given a one-octave toy piano as a gift, Dona began taking lessons at school. Meanwhile, Dona's mother exposed the youngster to many types of music, escorting her daughter to everything from punk rock shows at CBGB's to Tom Jones shows. By age seven Dona was performing publicly and started formal classical training, which she continued until sixteen. At 17, Dona applied and was accepted to New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied drama. Dona has toured all over the world, bringing her amazing keyboard playing and vocals to devoted fans in Europe, Japan, Canada and the United States. With this many accomplishments, one would think that Dona Oxford must be satisfied. Not so! In addition to playing around the world and indulging her diverse interests (Dona is an accomplished drummer, graphic artist and auto mechanic), she has performed on many Major Motion Picture soundtracks. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ALI JACKSON QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drummer Ali Jackson returns to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) with fellow JLCO members Vincent Gardner and Sherman Irby, supported by an up and coming rhythm section of Emmet Cohen and Russell Hall on Monday through Thursday, August 5th through 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. There is always an extra dose of energy in the club when members of the JLCO perform together, and after a tour of Europe in July, Jackson will bring his A-game to his home for jazz - and yours - Jazz at Lincoln Center. With surprise special guests set to appear, expect a joyous musical celebration with the "chief good time instigator," Ali Jackson. There is a $30 cover.

DC: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS: KIYEM ADE

Kiyem Ade has been designated Artist in Residence at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800), performing every Tuesday night in August at 7:30 pm. Formerly known as Keith Ailer, Kiyem Ade is a DC bred and based singer-songwriter who began his musical expressions as a jazz vocalist in the University of the District of Columbia's jazz big band, under the tutelage and direction of Calvin Jones. Kiyem was also a semi-finalist in the prestigious Theolonious Monk Jazz competition, and has performed at the Kennedy Center, Bohemian Caverns, Blues Alley, and New York's Village Vanguard, Jazz Standard, Iridium, Sweet Basil, Zinc Bar and other live music venues. Kiyem is currently working to develop his musical sound into soulful compositions for vocals and Fender Rhodes often accompanied by great DC-based musicians. Two of these recent projects ("Soulacoustix" and "LiveWerks") are available on CD Baby. Kiyem will release a third project of original music entitled "FreeSol" in August 2013.

SF: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

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

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


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


LON: BRYAN BATT WITH BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Bryan Batt's show BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will play at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, August 6th through 10th at 8:00 pm. This is a show born out of Hurricane Katrina. Broadway veteran and Mad Men star Bryan Batt grew up in New Orleans, a city that fostered his love of music and theatre. After experiencing the flooding and devastation of his hometown, he put together a one-man cabaret show paying tribute to his life there. The music from the show features Broadway and some original material written for Bryan, peppered with the comedic skills that only Mr. Batt can provide. The cabaret experience is a divine exploration through the wacky and wildly entertaining mind of Bryan Batt. Television audiences know Batt from his two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winning performance as Salvatore Romano on the critically acclaimed television series, Mad Men. New York audiences have been delighted by Bryan's brilliant stage performances in Jeffrey, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, La Cage and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Batt is a brilliant comedic actor, which began with his long run in the hilarious Off-Broadway hit show Forbidden Broadway. This season, Bryan tackles cabaret stages throughout the U.S. culminating with one special week of performances at The Crazy Coqs. Call for cover/minimum information.


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

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

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

Bronwyn Rucker hosts open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) the every Monday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Bronwyn is joined byMatthew Martin Warf at the piano. Calling all singers, songwriters, actors, poets, comics, magicians, comics, madmen and lovers! Everyone is invited to drop in, sing a song, meet new friends and have a fun time in the Village. No cover.

NYC: AN EVENING WITH SONGWRITER JULIE GOLD

Spend a joyful evening with GRAMMY AWARD winning songwriter Julie Gold on Monday, August 5th at 7:00 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). The show also features the scintillating sounds of Emily Bindiger and Margaret "Madge For Magic" Dorn. Special guest is Aztec Two-Step, singer /songwriters Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman, the beloved musical duo who have charmed legions of fans for decades. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: METROPOLITAN ROOM'S 6TH ANNUAL METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE - WEEK 5

Week four of the METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE will take place on Monday, August 5th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) hosted by Jay Rogers. Contestants in this fifth round include the top 10 performers in the first 4 rounds: Jeremy Abram, Stephen Brown, Venessa Diaz, Karen Gross, Jason Morris, Chrysten Peddie, Tony Ponella, Lauren Stanford, Kathleen Stuart and Lisa Yaeger. 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: 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: "SECRET OBSESSIONS" WITH EMILY SWALLOW AND JACLYN HUBERMAN

Emily Swallow and Jaclyn Huberman present their two-woman cabaret show "Secret Obsessions" at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Monday, August 5th at 9:30 pm. Secret obsessions? We all have them, whether it's baking in the middle of the night, having an unhealthy fixation with cleaning supplies, or harboring a crush on a subway busker. Siren songstresses Jac Huberman and Emily Swallow will share these obsessions, dirty secrets, and more. Swallow, one of the stars of TNT's new medical drama Monday Mornings, has appeared on TV's Southland, Flight of the Conchords, Ringer, and Medium, as well as on stage including Broadway's High Fidelity, Manhattan Theatre Club's Romantic Poetry, and the Public Theater's Measure for Pleasure. Huberman, New York Musical Theatre Festival's first ever Broadway Idol, has performed her own one-woman cabarets across NYC; she's also appeared in I Love You Because at the Village Theater, Grease at St. Louis's MUNY, And The World Goes Round at the Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia, and the "News in Revue" in the Berkshires. The song list includes a wide variety of styles, from traditional standards to stage, mainstream pop/rock to all-new original works. Directed by Jim Augustine and under music direction by Mark Fifer. There is a $20 cover plus a $12 food or 2 drink minimum.

NYC: PAULO SZOT AT 54 BELOW

Tony-winning star of South Pacific Paulo Szot headlines 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for a week-long engagement starting on Monday, August 5th at 7:00 pm. Additional dates are Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, August 7th, 8th & 11th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, August 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. In this brand new show, the Brazilian opera star presents a program of cherished classics from the American Songbook, as well as Brazilian and jazz favorites. Paulo is one of the most versatile and extraordinary singers to be heard today. Directed by: Joe Langworth. Musical Director: Matthew Aucoin. Cover prices vary nightly - Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: NOT AT THIS PERFORMANCE - UNDERSTUDYS' TURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Many performers understudy lead roles and rehearse weekly, preparing for their moment in the spotlight. But what if their moment never arrives? Now 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents "Not At This Performance" featuring those understudies finally playing those roles for the first time in front of a live audience. Featuring music from Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Rent, Sister Act, Spring Awakening, Xanadu, and more. Starring: Paul Castree, Robi Hager, Jesse JP Johnson, Veronica Kuehn, Bethany Moore, Libby Servais, Taylor Trensch, and Donna Vivino. Produced by Shoshana Feinstein with music direction by Benjamin M. Rauhala. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CLARKE THORELL IN "SONGS I WISH I'D WRITTEN"

Clarke Thorell presents "Songs I Wish I'd Written" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, August 5th at 7:00 pm. The show will feature songs by Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney, Adam Guettel, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Elvis Costello, Chris Thile, Sting & more. Joining Clarke will be Music Director /pianist Dan Lipton, who has worked as MD and arranger for Don't Quit Your Night Job as well as for concerts & albums by Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kuhn, Brian d'Arcy James & Martha Plimpton. Guest vocalists will include Haven Burton (First Date, Shrek), and Cortes Alexander (The Swell Show, Liza's at the Palace). The band will also include Simon Kafka on guitar & other strings, Mark Vanderpoel on Bass and Shannon Ford on drums. Clarke Thorell is currently welcoming boo's & hisses playing the role of Rooster Hannigan in the Broadway revival of ANNIE. A San Diego native, Clarke made his Broadway debut in The Who's Tommy, directed by Des McAnuff. He originated the roles of Corny Collins in the Broadway company of Hairspray and Jim Farrell in Titanic. He pinch-hit for John Pizzarelli at Radio City Music Hall in Sinatra: His Voice. His World. His Way., and stepped into the long-running Mamma Mia! as Harry Bright. Other credits include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes opposite Megan Hilty for Encores! at New York City Center; Orsino in Twelfth Night, directed by Jack O'Brien, Homer in Floyd Collins directed by Tina Landau, Satellites at the Public Theater, Sondheim's Saturday Night, Wise Guys directed by Sam Mendes, Lone Star Love & Catch Me If You Can. There is a $25 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: ABBY DOBSON AT THE BLUE NOTE

Abby Dobson will appear at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, August 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. For lovers of soul music aching for a fresh talent they can wrap their hearts and minds around, Abby Dobson is the answer they have been waiting on. The lady swirls jazz, soul, folk, and the blues into rich aural portraiture that speaks eloquently to the spirit. For women especially, hers is a voice that echoes pleasures and pains with both a resonance for the ages and insights beyond her years. Literate, passionate, and defiant of category, Abby Dobson is an all-natural original whose dedication, patience, and focus on her figurative sparrow are about to surrender to her the most fabulous of happy endings. There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: LES PAUL MONDAY'S FEATURING JANE MONHEIT WITH THE LES PAUL TRIO

Les Paul Monday's at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) presents Jane Monheit with The Les Paul Trio on Monday, August 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins. She says that the distinctive, continually surprising sound of her latest CD, The Heart Of The Matter, is the result of an especially satisfying collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Gil Goldstein, who has previously worked with such giants as Wayne Shorter, Gil Evans, and Pat Metheny. The pair first joined forces for part of Monheit's 2009 album The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Me. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ALI JACKSON QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drummer Ali Jackson returns to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) with fellow JLCO members Vincent Gardner and Sherman Irby, supported by an up and coming rhythm section of Emmet Cohen and Russell Hall on Monday through Thursday, August 5th through 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. There is always an extra dose of energy in the club when members of the JLCO perform together, and after a tour of Europe in July, Jackson will bring his A-game to his home for jazz - and yours - Jazz at Lincoln Center. With surprise special guests set to appear, expect a joyous musical celebration with the "chief good time instigator," Ali Jackson. There is a $30 cover.

BOS: MARY CATHERINE WARD & TOM LAMARK AT CLUB CAFE

Mary Catherine Ward will entertain at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) with 'First Mondays' on Monday, August 5th starting at 7:30 pm. Tom LaMark will be at the piano. Dinner served from 7:00 pm. Presented my John O'Neil, 'First Monday' features Boston's best theater professionals and tomorrow's rising stars singing jazz, Broadway and madcap cabaret. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: THE 9 SONGWRITERS SERIES AT BLUES ALLEY

The 9 Songwriters Series will be featured at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, August 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Founded in 2008 by singer /songwriter Justin Trawick, "The 9 Songwriter Series" is a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/ songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. To date, over 60 different artists have participated in "The 9", at events in DC, Arlington, Bethesda, Baltimore, Annapolis, New York City, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, and Philadelphia. Call for cover/minimum information.

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.


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


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


LON: JOHN STANDING AT CRAZY COQS

John Standing will take up his monthly residency at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, August 5th at 8:00 pm. Standing is one of England's best known actors and in his new show, 'JOHN STANDING SWINGS COLE PORTER', he sings 15 of Cole Porter's greatest songs, including You Do Something to Me, I Get a Kick out of You, You're the Top and Night and Day and tells stories of a life in the theatre and movies, with some wonderful anecdotes and impressions of Peter O'Toole, Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant. Call for cover/minimum information.

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