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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 12th to August 18th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - AUGUST 18th

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NYC: MARISSA MULDER CELEBRATES JIMMY VAN HEUSEN

"All the Way - The 100th Birthday Celebration of songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen" will be performed by Marissa Mulder at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, August 13th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, August 18th at 7:00 pm. Jimmy Van Heusen's famous songs include four Oscar-winners: Swinging on a Star, All the Way, High Hopes, and Call Me Irresponsible; plus Love and Marriage, Come Fly with Me, The Tender Trap, Second Time Around, But Beautiful, Here's That Rainy Day, Imagination, Moonlight Becomes You, and hundreds more. Marissa Mulder is the multi award-winning vocalist, including 2011 Metro Star winner (over 60 other singers), the 2013 Julie Wilson Award. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "DIAMOND LIL" IN HONOR OF MAE WEST'S 120TH BIRTHDAY

Darlene Violette stars as Mae West in "Diamond Lil" in honor of Mae West's 120th Birthday on Sunday, August 18th at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). The cast will be costumed in 1890s Bowery style, actress Darlene Violette and actor Sidney Myer present the 1932 novel "Diamond Lil" written by Mae West in Mae's words - enhanced with period songs and live music by Brian McInnis. At intervals, historian and playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo leads an "Armchair Tour" through the boisterous Bowery and Chinatown of the 1890s with rare vintage images you have never seen before. Originally staged on Broadway in 1928, "Diamond Lil" written by and starring Mae West remained popular onstage until its final performances in 1951. The 3-hour drama set on the Bowery during the 1890s has been adapted into an 85-minute version by playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo. Actress Darlene Violette stars as the irresistible diamond-draped Queen of the Bowery and is supported by a fine cast featuring Sidney Myer, Anthony DiCarlo, Joanna Bonaro, Gary Napoli, Juan Sebastian Cortes, Kimmy Foskett, Jim Gallagher with live music by Brian McInnis. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minim


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: THE CHALKS - LIVE & IN PERSON

After a brief "creative hiatus" The Chalks are allowed to cross state lines again, so they'll be back at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, August 18th at 6:00 pm. They will be "telling their truth" which may or may not be a pack of lies. Decide for yourself. One thing's always for sure though - they have their hearts in Nashville, their tongues in their cheeks, and their finger on the pulse of America. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: STRAIGHT TO DVD

A stages reading of 'Straight to DVD' will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, August 18th at 7:00 pm. The show is about the B movies of Hollywood you've never seen, performed by the B actors of New York that you've never heard of. NYC's comedic actors read the little-known scripts of films that could ruin Tinsel Town's biggest stars. Bring your Depends as they unearth the brilliantly bad movies Hollywood's publicists are trying to make disappear, such as "LOL" (Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus), and other gems including but not limited to "Crossroads" (Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, Dan Aykroyd, and Kim Cattrall?!) and "The Net" (Sandra Bullock, Dennis Miller). Hosts: Kirsten O'Brien and Evan Zelnick; Actors: Rick Lechowick, Ljuba Castot, Rachael Harrington, Gina Trello, and Felipe Bonilla. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: GUILTY PLEASURES

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 18th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Guilty Pleasures.". Co-Host will be Gretchen Reinhagen. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN PRESENTS A ROUND-UP OF 2013 CD RELEASES & RE-ISSUES, PART 1
ON THE AIR AND STREAMED ON THE INTERNET


EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, August 18th, David's show will feature "A Round-Up Of 2013 CD Releases & Re-issues, Part 1" (the first 6 months).. You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for this show and future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. For more information, see /www.oldisnew.org/ . You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at www.archive.wbai.org/ .

NYC: BROADWAY SWINGS AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents Broadway Swings on Wednesday, August 14th at 9:30 pm and Sunday, August 19th at 7:00 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: CELLIST MAIRI DORMAN-PHANEUF AT 54 BELOW

Broadway cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf (Evita, Jekyll & Hyde, A Little Night Music, etc.) will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, August 18th at 9:30 pm. It should be a thrilling musical evening as she features special guest vocalists Jessica Molaskey and Mary Beth Peil! For this special night, Broadway artists such as Jason Robert Brown, Michael Starobin and Jonathan Tunick have all contributed unique arrangements of some of your favorite tunes from the Great White Way and beyond - expect pieces ranging from Joni Mitchell to Johannes Brahms, from Pizzarelli to Piazzolla, from Billy Joel to Adam Guettel

NYC: ERIC JOHNSON & MIKE STERN: ECLECTIC GUITARS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Eric Johnson's stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like "Cliffs Of Do- ver," praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Stern's career encompasses a sequence of musical partnerships reaching from Blood, Sweat & Tears and Jaco Pastorious to Miles Davis, the Brecker Brothers and his own dynamic groups. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: GUITAR LEGEND ALBERT LEE AT THE IRIDIUM

Grammy-winning guitar legend Albert Lee will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday through Sunday, August 16th through Sunday with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (8:00 pm only on Saturday). Lee first came to prominence during a 1964-68 stint in British Blues and R & B stalwarts Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds. After working in the UK bands for touring country acts such as Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis, Lee's next full-time berth was two years with the UK answer to the Flying Burrito Brothers and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Head, Hands, and Feet. His reputation grew and session work blossomed, including appearances on "The London Bo Diddley Sessions" for Chess and Jerry Lee Lewis' "The London Sessions". This and other work with U.S. based greats led to a permanent position in the Crickets, and by the time that ended Albert had long since made Southern California his home. The Albert Lee Band includes John Thomas, aka "J.T', on keyboards. J.T.'s musical resume includes 23 years with Bruce Hornsby. Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Sparks, Tracy Chapman and a host of other have called upon John's gifts. Bass player Will MacGregor's credits are a testament to his wide-ranging talents, having worked with the likes of the Pretenders, Pat Boone, Exene Cervanka, and more. Jason Smithbrings both the subtlety of jazz and pounding pulse of rock to his drum stylings. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MONTY ALEXANDER HARLEM KINGSTON EXPRESS

Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, August 14th through Sunday, August 18th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe and entertainment world, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Bill Cosby, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare. Combining classic, swinging jazz with the rhythms and vibrations of Jamaica, Alexander has every right to claim that the Harlem Kingston Express will get everybody moving below the waist. There is a $40-$45 cover.


DC: UPTOWN VOCAL JAZZ QUARTET FEATURING RICHIE COLE

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet (UVJQ) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, August 16th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Quartet puts its sublime signature on an engaging but rarely heard vocal jazz genre and breathes new life into the tradition of the great harmonizing vocal groups with its new cool: a repertoire of swinging, tightly harmonized originals and a sound that is quickly becoming a vocalese classic. Reviewers, radio hosts, live audiences and listeners around the world have praised this group as a standout for their creative originality and superb musicality. Critics have described them as "vocalese at its best". Richie Cole has performed and recorded with the great vocalese artist Eddie Jefferson, the Manhattan Transfer, Bobby Enriquez, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Tom Waits, Boots Randolph, and Nancy Wilson, to name just a few of his musical collaborations. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: DUKE ELLINGTON TRIBUTE AT ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATER

On Sunday, August 18th at 2:00 pm, Angelo Divino and Arienne Battiste will bring the Los Angeles hit show "Lucky So And So" to THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) as part of the on-going Sundays In Summer Series presented by Les Michaels. The tribute to the one and only Duke Ellington picks up where "Sophisticated Ladies" left off, intimately chronicling Duke's fascinating life based on his sister Ruth's insider's perspective. Each fun and poignant tale of Duke's life flows into the next perfectly paced song, creating a unique and fresh Ellington narrative with accompaniment by Musical Director Howlett Smith on piano. Song highlights include many of the most requested hits like "It Don't Mean A Thing", "Solitude", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Mood Indigo", "Satin Doll" and many more. There is a $10 (cash only) cover.


SF: BRIAN SIMPSON & JEFF KASHIWA GROOVETET AT YOSHI

Celebrated keyboardist Brian Simpson & contemporary jazz saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 ) on Sunday, August 18th at 7:00 pm as part of the 'Smooth Jazz Series'. Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa knew he was destined to be a musician following his junior high introduction to woodwinds. His instincts were correct. He became known as one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons. Kashiwa performed hundreds of shows all over the world and appeared on many of the band's classic recordings. His brand new CD Let It Ride features a host of great musicians in the world of Contemporary Jazz; Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Chuck Loeb and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. Let It Ride has been in the top 4 Best Sellers in Smooth Jazz on Amazon.com for the past few weeks. Celebrated keyboardist, composer and studio musician, Brian Simpson has been the 'go-to' man for everyone from Janet Jackson and Teena Marie to George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz, for whom he has had the distinction of being musical director for the past 15 years. The chart-topping musical chameleon who wrote the #1 R&B hit "The First Time". Known for his ability to sculpt timeless love songs, soulful party anthems and melodies that stay on your mind, Brian Simpson is truly a master at his craft. There is a $27 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 17th

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NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays August 3rd, 17th and 31st at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: CLUELESS: THE MUSIC AND LYRICS OF ADDISON O'DONNELL

CLUELESS, an evening showcasing the work of up-and-coming composer-lyricist Addison O'Donnell, will be presented at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, August 17th at 7:30 pm. From his bold and anthemic score to SLEEPY HOLLOW, to stand alone songs with a more traditional musical theatre feel, this night will be an opportunity to debut his body of work and spark the further development of these and other projects. With music inspired by Elton John and Pasek & Paul - an exciting presentation of a writer on the precipice. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: AN EVENING WITH CONCETTA BERTOLDI

New York Times Best Selling Author Concetta Bertoldi will perform at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, August 17th at 9:30 pm. Concetta Bertoldi calls herself a physic medium. She will answer your questions and do demonstrations (with love and laughter). Find out why Grandma left her teeth in the shoe box, and other things you DON"T want to know about your dead relatives. (Note: Please understand that NOT everyone who attends will receive a reading.) There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: FREE CONCERT AT LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM

LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM (34-56 107th Street, Corona, Queens, NY - 718-478-8274) proudly welcomes back the Peter & Will Anderson Sextet to Louis's garden on Saturday, August 17th at 2:00 pm. The Peter & Will Anderson Sextet features Peter and Will Anderson - the two Juilliard-educated masters of the clarinet and saxophone. They will be bringing along trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso (who just performed to a sold-out crowd in Louis's garden with his EarRegulars on July 20), pianist Ehud Asherie, bassist Clovis Nicolas and drummer Phil Stewart. This is the final concert of the museum's Summer With Satchmo program schedule. To top off the irresistible sounds of this sextet, the concert includes a complimentary sample of red beans n' rice (Louis's favorite recipe) & sweet tea all served up in the garden. See details at http://www.LouisArmstrongHouse.org


NYC: UTE LEMPER WITH LAST TANGO IN BERLIN

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway's Chicago Ute Lemper for a special late summer engagement. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, August 14th & 15th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, August 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. The journey starts in Berlin with Ute's repertoire of Brecht and Weill and classic cabaret songs and travels to the poetic universe of Jacques Brel & Edith Piaf. Then, join Ute's voyage as she continues to Argentina and Tango Nuevo and walks the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and New York, where she's made her home for fifteen years now. Discover musical ghosts who have their own tales of loss, love, passion, survival, rebellion & opposition to tell. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TORI SCOTT: LIVE AT 54 BELOW!

Belter and bad decision expert Tori Scott, makes her solo show debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, August 17th at 11:00 pm with a special 70 minute late-night salute to all things gay, lesbian (if there's time) and sodomite. Now that she's at the absolute peak of her career (having opened for a stripper who went through all six Village People outfits in two minutes), she is giving back to the gay community with this musical celebration of personal shame, brunch confessions and belt notes only Beyonce can hear! She will be backed by her band: Jesse Kissel, Mat Fieldes and Mike Lunoe. The show promises an eclectic set of material including songs by Ke$ha, Bette Midler, Alanis Morrissette, Whitney Houston, Judy Garland, Michael Jackson, and more. Written by Tori Scott and Adam Hetrick with Musical Direction by Jesse Kissel. Directed by Seth Sklar-Heyn. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JOEY DEFRANCESCO WITH THE CITY RHYTHM ORCHESTRA AT BIRDLAND

Hammond B3 Organist Joey DeFrancesco will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday at August 13th through 17th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Credited with repopularizing the instrument in the late-1980s, DeFrancesco got an early career start in a musical family. Following his saxophonist grandfather Joseph and his jazz organist father "Papa" John DeFrancesco, Joey began playing at age four. By age ten he played in a Philadelphia band legendary tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and "Philly" Joe Jones on drums. At sixteen Joey signed with Columbia Records and released his first record at seventeen. Soon after, he went on tour and/or recorded with Miles Davis, John Mclaughlin, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, George Benson and many more. He has gone to win numerous Down Beat Critics and Readers polls and has been nominated for two Grammies. Joey currently splits his time between his own quartet and David Sanborn's band. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ERIC JOHNSON & MIKE STERN: ECLECTIC GUITARS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Eric Johnson's stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like "Cliffs Of Do- ver," praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Stern's career encompasses a sequence of musical partnerships reaching from Blood, Sweat & Tears and Jaco Pastorious to Miles Davis, the Brecker Brothers and his own dynamic groups. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: GUITAR LEGEND ALBERT LEE AT THE IRIDIUM

Grammy-winning guitar legend Albert Lee will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday through Sunday, August 16th through Sunday with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (8:00 pm only on Saturday). Lee first came to prominence during a 1964-68 stint in British Blues and R & B stalwarts Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds. After working in the UK bands for touring country acts such as Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis, Lee's next full-time berth was two years with the UK answer to the Flying Burrito Brothers and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Head, Hands, and Feet. His reputation grew and session work blossomed, including appearances on "The London Bo Diddley Sessions" for Chess and Jerry Lee Lewis' "The London Sessions". This and other work with U.S. based greats led to a permanent position in the Crickets, and by the time that ended Albert had long since made Southern California his home. The Albert Lee Band includes John Thomas, aka "J.T', on keyboards. J.T.'s musical resume includes 23 years with Bruce Hornsby. Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Sparks, Tracy Chapman and a host of other have called upon John's gifts. Bass player Will MacGregor's credits are a testament to his wide-ranging talents, having worked with the likes of the Pretenders, Pat Boone, Exene Cervanka, and more. Jason Smithbrings both the subtlety of jazz and pounding pulse of rock to his drum stylings. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MONTY ALEXANDER HARLEM KINGSTON EXPRESS

Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, August 14th through Sunday, August 18th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe and entertainment world, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Bill Cosby, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare. Combining classic, swinging jazz with the rhythms and vibrations of Jamaica, Alexander has every right to claim that the Harlem Kingston Express will get everybody moving below the waist. There is a $40-$45 cover.


NY STATE: BLAME IT ON THE SUMMER NIGHT IN WURTSBORO

Broadway Concerts Direct Presents the next show in the Broadway Comes to Wurtsboro Series, BLAME IT ON THE SUMMER NIGHT - Songs of Love & Everything Else at COMMUNITY CHURCH OF WURTSBORO (134 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, NY - 845-888-2798 - tkts: http://www.BwayDirect.com/ ) on Saturday, August 17th at 8:00 pm. Featured performers include Celia Berk, Rich Flanders, Joanna Morton Gary, Janice Hall, Mark Planner, Sarah Rice and Anne Tarpey, with David Lewis, Piano. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. This is an evening of lively fun and enchanting music from Broadway, popular and classical, featuring an eclectic evening of song. Tickets are $15 (not recommended for children under 6).


BOS: JAN PETERS & TOM LAMARK AT CLUB CAFE

Jan Peters & Tom LaMark return to THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) on Saturday, August 17th from 9:00 to 11:00 pm. Jan's work draws from an extensive repertoire of popular Broadway and standard songs as well as material from promising new songwriters. In addition to her cabaret work, Jan performs throughout the country accompanied by ensembles ranging from intimate jazz groups to large swing orchestras and appears at many of Boston's best nightclubs and hotels. Open mic, too! No cover charge before 11:00 pm!

BOS: THE YELLOWJACKETS AT SCULLERS

Yellowjackets will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, August 16th & 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Yellowjackets is an American jazz fusion/smooth jazz quartet.They are currently celebrating 30 years as one of the premiere jazz groups of our time with the release of "Timeline" on March 15th. William Kennedy is back in the drum chair after a 10 year hiatus, and Felix Pastorius has joined Yellowjackets in the bass chair. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.


TOR: LUCIAN GRAY QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Lucian Gray Quartet (with Norbert Botos - Drums, Amanda Tosoff - Piano and Jon Maharaj - Bass) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, August 15th, 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. Toronto-born Lucian Gray began his musical journey as a bassist. He began playing the guitar only a few years before he won the 2009 Rising Young Star Award. He is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where he attended on a full scholarship. Berklee, arguably the best music school in the world for aspiring jazz guitarists, proved a fertile training ground for Lucian and he has returned to Toronto playing to rave reviews at every outing. He brought down the house at Molly Johnson's recent Massey Hall concert where he was a featured guest. There is a $12-$15 cover.


DC: UPTOWN VOCAL JAZZ QUARTET FEATURING RICHIE COLE

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet (UVJQ) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, August 16th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Quartet puts its sublime signature on an engaging but rarely heard vocal jazz genre and breathes new life into the tradition of the great harmonizing vocal groups with its new cool: a repertoire of swinging, tightly harmonized originals and a sound that is quickly becoming a vocalese classic. Reviewers, radio hosts, live audiences and listeners around the world have praised this group as a standout for their creative originality and superb musicality. Critics have described them as "vocalese at its best". Richie Cole has performed and recorded with the great vocalese artist Eddie Jefferson, the Manhattan Transfer, Bobby Enriquez, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Tom Waits, Boots Randolph, and Nancy Wilson, to name just a few of his musical collaborations. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: LOUIS HAYES & THE JAZZ COMMUNICATORS

Louis Hayes & the Jazz Communicators will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, August 16th & 17th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Louis Sedell Hayes was born May 31, 1937 in Detroit Michigan. He was always surrounded by music, actually first starting with the piano before his father gave him a set of drums at age 10. A cousin noticed his talent, took him under his wing and made sure that his approach to the instrument would serve him well. And well it did, for after developing his skills in the fertile musical ground of Detroit in the 1950's with the likes of Yusef Lateef, Kenny Burrell, Doug Watkins and others, Louis found himself at the tender age of 18 in New York as a member of the great Horace Silver Quintet. His first recording with Horace, the classic Six Pieces Of Silver would introduce him to the jazz world as a new force to be acknowledged. Louis continued to enhance his reputation with Horace from 1956 until 1959 when he joined Cannonball Adderley where he propelled the quintet to joyous musical heights and timeless recordings through 1965. He joined piano master Oscar Peterson from 1965-67 during which time he and bassist Sam Jones became known as the "dynamic duo", recognized as the most powerful rhythm duo in jazz. Louis would rejoin Oscar in 1971 for a year. For the next decade or more he became leader or co-leader of a series of electrifying groups which included musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Barron, Junior Cooke, Woody Shaw and Dexter Gordon. Louis also spent several years touring with McCoy Tyner. There is a $25 cover.

MD: LORBER, LEOB & HARPER: JAZZ FUNK SOUL

Keyboardist Jeff Lorber, jazz guitar favorite Chuck Loeb and saxophonist Everette Harper will perform on Saturday, August 17th at 8:00 pm at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500). By the late 1970s, trailblazing keyboardist/producer Jeff Lorber had become a prominent figure in the new movement known as jazz fusion - a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber's music reaches a new level by crystallizing jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms with some killer melodies that translate exceptionally to live performance. More than just a jazz guitar player, Chuck Loeb is the consummate musician. In a career that spans four decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts. Lorber and Loeb will be joined by talented saxophonist Everette Harper. Call for cover/minimum information.


FLA: WAYNE HOSFORD AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Returning for his fourth engagement in THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100), Wayne Hosford will perform on Friday & Saturday nights from August 16th through 31st. The room will open at 6:30 pm for cocktails, dinner and dancing to 8:30 pm followed by the performance. Wayne is an award-winning and critically acclaimed cabaret and concert artist. Singing and playing piano, his performance combines music and comedy and has earned raves from the press and audiences alike. Wayne has performed internationally and throughout the US, including the celebrated Spoleto Festival USA. In New York City, he appeared in the Cabaret Comes to Carnegie Series, and Lyrics and Lyricists at the 92nd Street Y, as well as Manhattan venues including The Beacon Theatre, Danny's Skylight Room (Back Stage Bistro Award; MAC Award nomination-Best Newcomer), Michael's Pub (MAC Award nomination-Best Singer/Instrumentalist), Symphony Space, The Town Hall, and NY landmark, The Village Gate. He has performed with Royal Room favorites Margaret Whiting, Steve Ross, Avery Sommers and Jay Leonhart. In addition, Hosford has recorded a CD with Julie Wilson, Julie Wilson and Wayne Hosford Live at the Ballroom, and another with William Roy, entitled Endangered Elegance. The cost to participate in a wonderful evening of dining, dancing and cabaret in the Royal Room is only $100 per person.

CHI: LUCKY STAR - MADONNA AT 55 - RETURNS TO CHICAGO

Melissa Young is bringing acclaimed Madonna show, 'Lucky Star - Madonna at 55 and beyond: a birthday celebration' back to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Thursday through Saturday, August 15th through 17th at 8:00 pm. It has been 4 years since Melissa Young performed her infamous "Madonna show" in the city of Chicago. Young performs the music of America's most original artist, Madonna. Over 20 of Madonna's songs, spanning her thirty year career, get a musical makeover. Lucky Star is a tribute show that dares to ask such musical questions as: What if Madonna met Disney to revamp "Papa Don't Preach?" or if the next hit show on Broadway was "Material Girl: the musical?" Jazz, Country, Swing, and even Reggae all meet Madonna, America's most loved and hated pop icon. Nick Sula will join Young this time around at the piano and with some new additional arrangements. Daryl Nitz, of Chicago's longest running cabaret show, The Nitz Howe Experience, will direct. Young's been seen all around town at Davenports, Hydrate, the Park West, 3160 and Drury Lane Water Tower and out of town at The Dunes Resort, Don't Tell Mama in NYC, The Duplex NYC and The Stonewall Inn. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: BRYAN BATT WITH BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Bryan Batt's show BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will play at SOCIETY AT THE SIR FRANCIS DRAKE (450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 - 415-395-8595) on Thursday through Saturday, August 15th through 17th at 8:00 pm, with an added matinee shoo on Saturday at 4:00 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. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: DONNA McKECHNIE AT FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO

Donna McKechnie, the Tony Award winning star of A Chorus Line, will be performing at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday & Saturday, August 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. McKechnie is regarded internationally as one of Broadway's foremost singing and dancing leading ladies. Last season she co-starred in John Doyle's TEN CENTS A DANCE at The McCarter Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Some of Ms. McKechnie's Broadway credits include HOW TO SUCCEED ..., THE EDUCATION OF H*Y*M*A*N-K*A*P*L*A*N, SONDHEIM-A MUSICAL TRIBUTE, (which she also choreographed), ON THE TOWN, PROMISES-PROMISES, COMPANY, and STATE FAIR. (Fred Astaire Award). Bob Fosse invited Donna to play the lead in his last production, a National tour of SWEET CHARITY, for which she was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. Donna has also performed extensively on the concert stage and with symphony orchestras, as well as numerous TV Specials and dramatic series, including Fame, Cheers, and Dark Shadows. There is a $30-$45-$55 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SF: MICHAEL HENDERSON IN CONCERT "FROM MOTOWN TO MILES AND BEYOND"

Michael Henderson will be making his debut at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 ) on Friday, August 16th at 8:00 pm with his show "From Motown To Miles and Beyond". Michael Henderson has added his musical flavor to some of the greatest names in the field of music! Having played Bass Guitar and/or recorded with Miles Davis, This Honorary Motown FUNK BROTHER has played and recorded with artists such as, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, The Dramatics and a host of other chart topping artists. There is a $31 (8:00 pm) $27 (10:00 pm) cover.


LON: CLAIRE MARTIN WITH JOE STILGOE AT CRAZY COQS

Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe are making their London launch at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) with their show SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, Tuesday through Saturday, August 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm. Clare and Joe combine their wealth of musical talent with this brand new duo collaboration. Both award winning vocalists in their own right, this pairing brings together their love of the Great American Songbook and showcases Joe's brilliant song-writing talent. Expect brand new originals, alongside stylish reworkings of much loved and lesser known classics from writers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Harold Arlen and Rodgers and Hart. Claire Martin has established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards six times, along the way. Joe Stilgoe is one of the world's finest singer-pianists, touring constantly with his band and as a solo act, having appeared at jazz clubs and festivals around the world. Last summer he made his solo debut at the Edinburgh Fringe where his show One Hour! was a sell-out and garnered much critical acclaim. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: VANESSA RACI AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz chanteuse, Vanessa Raci, will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, August 16th at 7:00 pm. Bringing to mind the elegant, enchanting singers of a bygone era (think Ella and Etta) as well as modern-day divas, Vanessa is quickly drawing acclaim around New York City for her powerhouse vocals and sizzling stage charisma. Growing up in an Italian-American household, she was raised on Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Connie Francis. Now, at just 29, Vanessa is keeping their legacy alive while bringing a fresh, soul-influenced take on the timeless jazz songbook - winning over audiences of all ages with her heartfelt performances. At this special show, Vanessa will be providing a sneak peek of the song arrangements on her forthcoming CD - a collaboration with acclaimed NYC jazz composer and pianist Glafkos Kontemeniotis. Joined by a smokin' jazz ensemble, Vanessa will deliver an entertaining, eclectic array of tunes from Judy Garland to Joe Cocker. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BRITTANY VELOTTA: LONG JOURNEY TO THE MIDDLE

Brittany Velotta is once again showing the world she can put the "fun" in dysfunctional through music and dance with her show 'Long Journey to the Middle' on Friday, August 16th at 6:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). From rap songs to country tunes to songs in Spanish she's making crazy look fun again. There is a $5 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: SO, I'VE MADE IT TO NYC! NOW WHAT?

Lizzie Maslen makes her cabaret debut at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, August 16th at 7:00 pm. Her show 'So, I've Made it to NYC! Now What?' is about where she has been, where she is going, and what on earth comes next. Accompanied by the talented Dan Micciche on piano, she will touch upon the adventures of dating in New York City, love, life, loss and the ultimate question, now what? There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MICHAEL HENDERSON IN CONCERT "FROM MOTOWN TO MILES AND BEYOND"

Michael Henderson will be making his debut at New York's Rock and Roll nightclub CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Friday, August 16th at 8:00 pm with his show "From Motown To Miles and Beyond". Michael Henderson has added his musical flavor to some of the greatest names in the field of music! Having played Bass Guitar and/or recorded with Miles Davis, This Honorary Motown FUNK BROTHER has played and recorded with artists such as, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, The Dramatics and a host of other chart topping artists. There is a $25 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: UTE LEMPER WITH LAST TANGO IN BERLIN

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway's Chicago Ute Lemper for a special late summer engagement. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, August 14th & 15th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, August 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. The journey starts in Berlin with Ute's repertoire of Brecht and Weill and classic cabaret songs and travels to the poetic universe of Jacques Brel & Edith Piaf. Then, join Ute's voyage as she continues to Argentina and Tango Nuevo and walks the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and New York, where she's made her home for fifteen years now. Discover musical ghosts who have their own tales of loss, love, passion, survival, rebellion & opposition to tell. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LAUREN MOLINA & NICK CEARLEY ARE THE SKIVVIES

Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, AUGUST 16th at 11:00 pm with their show 'The Skivvies". This wit-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Those clips led to live shows and a music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. The are joined by special guest stars (including Will Swenson, Michael Urie, Julia Murney & Asmeret Ghebremichael!) who will strip down and rock out. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOEY DEFRANCESCO WITH THE CITY RHYTHM ORCHESTRA AT BIRDLAND

Hammond B3 Organist Joey DeFrancesco will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday at August 13th through 17th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Credited with repopularizing the instrument in the late-1980s, DeFrancesco got an early career start in a musical family. Following his saxophonist grandfather Joseph and his jazz organist father "Papa" John DeFrancesco, Joey began playing at age four. By age ten he played in a Philadelphia band legendary tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and "Philly" Joe Jones on drums. At sixteen Joey signed with Columbia Records and released his first record at seventeen. Soon after, he went on tour and/or recorded with Miles Davis, John Mclaughlin, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, George Benson and many more. He has gone to win numerous Down Beat Critics and Readers polls and has been nominated for two Grammies. Joey currently splits his time between his own quartet and David Sanborn's band. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TOMMY IGOE AND THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND EVERY FRIDAY

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


NYC: ERIC JOHNSON & MIKE STERN: ECLECTIC GUITARS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Eric Johnson's stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like "Cliffs Of Do- ver," praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Stern's career encompasses a sequence of musical partnerships reaching from Blood, Sweat & Tears and Jaco Pastorious to Miles Davis, the Brecker Brothers and his own dynamic groups. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: GUITAR LEGEND ALBERT LEE AT THE IRIDIUM

Grammy-winning guitar legend Albert Lee will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday through Sunday, August 16th through Sunday with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (8:00 pm only on Saturday). Lee first came to prominence during a 1964-68 stint in British Blues and R & B stalwarts Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds. After working in the UK bands for touring country acts such as Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis, Lee's next full-time berth was two years with the UK answer to the Flying Burrito Brothers and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Head, Hands, and Feet. His reputation grew and session work blossomed, including appearances on "The London Bo Diddley Sessions" for Chess and Jerry Lee Lewis' "The London Sessions". This and other work with U.S. based greats led to a permanent position in the Crickets, and by the time that ended Albert had long since made Southern California his home. The Albert Lee Band includes John Thomas, aka "J.T', on keyboards. J.T.'s musical resume includes 23 years with Bruce Hornsby. Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Sparks, Tracy Chapman and a host of other have called upon John's gifts. Bass player Will MacGregor's credits are a testament to his wide-ranging talents, having worked with the likes of the Pretenders, Pat Boone, Exene Cervanka, and more. Jason Smithbrings both the subtlety of jazz and pounding pulse of rock to his drum stylings. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MONTY ALEXANDER HARLEM KINGSTON EXPRESS

Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, August 14th through Sunday, August 18th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe and entertainment world, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Bill Cosby, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare. Combining classic, swinging jazz with the rhythms and vibrations of Jamaica, Alexander has every right to claim that the Harlem Kingston Express will get everybody moving below the waist. There is a $40-$45 cover.


CT: SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES AT THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes will present great night of music and fundraising for the World War II Foundation on Friday, August 16th at 8:00 pm at THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE ( 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT - 203-438-5795). For more than 30 albums, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have delivered their soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B, and have become known for huge hits like "I Don't Want To Go Home", "Love On The Wrong Side Of Town", "The Fever", "This Time It's For Real" and "Got To Get You Off My Mind". They recently celebrated the release of their latest CD Men Without Women. Kara Sundlun, host of WFSB's Better Connecticut, will be here with great silent and live auction items! Meet and Greet tickets, including open bar and hors-d'oeuvres before the show, are available for $50 in addition to the ticket price of which 100% will go towards benefitting the World War II Foundation (http://www.wwiifoundation.org ) and their documentary about former Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun, who was awarded a Purple Heart. Tickets are $57.50 ~ Meet & Greet ticket is an additional $50.

BOS: THE YELLOWJACKETS AT SCULLERS

Yellowjackets will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, August 16th & 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Yellowjackets is an American jazz fusion/smooth jazz quartet.They are currently celebrating 30 years as one of the premiere jazz groups of our time with the release of "Timeline" on March 15th. William Kennedy is back in the drum chair after a 10 year hiatus, and Felix Pastorius has joined Yellowjackets in the bass chair. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.


TOR: LUCIAN GRAY QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Lucian Gray Quartet (with Norbert Botos - Drums, Amanda Tosoff - Piano and Jon Maharaj - Bass) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, August 15th, 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. Toronto-born Lucian Gray began his musical journey as a bassist. He began playing the guitar only a few years before he won the 2009 Rising Young Star Award. He is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where he attended on a full scholarship. Berklee, arguably the best music school in the world for aspiring jazz guitarists, proved a fertile training ground for Lucian and he has returned to Toronto playing to rave reviews at every outing. He brought down the house at Molly Johnson's recent Massey Hall concert where he was a featured guest. There is a $12-$15 cover.


DC: UPTOWN VOCAL JAZZ QUARTET FEATURING RICHIE COLE

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet (UVJQ) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, August 16th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Quartet puts its sublime signature on an engaging but rarely heard vocal jazz genre and breathes new life into the tradition of the great harmonizing vocal groups with its new cool: a repertoire of swinging, tightly harmonized originals and a sound that is quickly becoming a vocalese classic. Reviewers, radio hosts, live audiences and listeners around the world have praised this group as a standout for their creative originality and superb musicality. Critics have described them as "vocalese at its best". Richie Cole has performed and recorded with the great vocalese artist Eddie Jefferson, the Manhattan Transfer, Bobby Enriquez, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Tom Waits, Boots Randolph, and Nancy Wilson, to name just a few of his musical collaborations. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: LOUIS HAYES & THE JAZZ COMMUNICATORS

Louis Hayes & the Jazz Communicators will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, August 16th & 17th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Louis Sedell Hayes was born May 31, 1937 in Detroit Michigan. He was always surrounded by music, actually first starting with the piano before his father gave him a set of drums at age 10. A cousin noticed his talent, took him under his wing and made sure that his approach to the instrument would serve him well. And well it did, for after developing his skills in the fertile musical ground of Detroit in the 1950's with the likes of Yusef Lateef, Kenny Burrell, Doug Watkins and others, Louis found himself at the tender age of 18 in New York as a member of the great Horace Silver Quintet. His first recording with Horace, the classic Six Pieces Of Silver would introduce him to the jazz world as a new force to be acknowledged. Louis continued to enhance his reputation with Horace from 1956 until 1959 when he joined Cannonball Adderley where he propelled the quintet to joyous musical heights and timeless recordings through 1965. He joined piano master Oscar Peterson from 1965-67 during which time he and bassist Sam Jones became known as the "dynamic duo", recognized as the most powerful rhythm duo in jazz. Louis would rejoin Oscar in 1971 for a year. For the next decade or more he became leader or co-leader of a series of electrifying groups which included musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Barron, Junior Cooke, Woody Shaw and Dexter Gordon. Louis also spent several years touring with McCoy Tyner. There is a $25 cover.

MD: GRAFITTI & DENNIS CHAMBERS AT BETHESDA BLUES

Bethesda Blues & Jazz presents the all-star group GRAFITTI for one night only on Friday, August 16th at 8:00 pm at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500). This combo, featuring master drummer Dennis Chambers, founder Haakon Graf on keys, skilled guitarist U-Nam and Gary Grainger on bass, is certain to put on a marvelous show. Chambers, who has played with Carlos Santana for 12 years, is considered by many to be the best drummer in the world. As anyone who has heard his solos can attest, Dennis Chambers' funk-fueled jazz sensibility lends itself beautifully to performing with Grafitti. There is a $25 cover.


FLA: WAYNE HOSFORD AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Returning for his fourth engagement in THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100), Wayne Hosford will perform on Friday & Saturday nights from August 16th through 31st. The room will open at 6:30 pm for cocktails, dinner and dancing to 8:30 pm followed by the performance. Wayne is an award-winning and critically acclaimed cabaret and concert artist. Singing and playing piano, his performance combines music and comedy and has earned raves from the press and audiences alike. Wayne has performed internationally and throughout the US, including the celebrated Spoleto Festival USA. In New York City, he appeared in the Cabaret Comes to Carnegie Series, and Lyrics and Lyricists at the 92nd Street Y, as well as Manhattan venues including The Beacon Theatre, Danny's Skylight Room (Back Stage Bistro Award; MAC Award nomination-Best Newcomer), Michael's Pub (MAC Award nomination-Best Singer/Instrumentalist), Symphony Space, The Town Hall, and NY landmark, The Village Gate. He has performed with Royal Room favorites Margaret Whiting, Steve Ross, Avery Sommers and Jay Leonhart. In addition, Hosford has recorded a CD with Julie Wilson, Julie Wilson and Wayne Hosford Live at the Ballroom, and another with William Roy, entitled Endangered Elegance. The cost to participate in a wonderful evening of dining, dancing and cabaret in the Royal Room is only $100 per person.

CHI: LUCKY STAR - MADONNA AT 55 - RETURNS TO CHICAGO

Melissa Young is bringing acclaimed Madonna show, 'Lucky Star - Madonna at 55 and beyond: a birthday celebration' back to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Thursday through Saturday, August 15th through 17th at 8:00 pm. It has been 4 years since Melissa Young performed her infamous "Madonna show" in the city of Chicago. Young performs the music of America's most original artist, Madonna. Over 20 of Madonna's songs, spanning her thirty year career, get a musical makeover. Lucky Star is a tribute show that dares to ask such musical questions as: What if Madonna met Disney to revamp "Papa Don't Preach?" or if the next hit show on Broadway was "Material Girl: the musical?" Jazz, Country, Swing, and even Reggae all meet Madonna, America's most loved and hated pop icon. Nick Sula will join Young this time around at the piano and with some new additional arrangements. Daryl Nitz, of Chicago's longest running cabaret show, The Nitz Howe Experience, will direct. Young's been seen all around town at Davenports, Hydrate, the Park West, 3160 and Drury Lane Water Tower and out of town at The Dunes Resort, Don't Tell Mama in NYC, The Duplex NYC and The Stonewall Inn. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: BRYAN BATT WITH BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Bryan Batt's show BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will play at SOCIETY AT THE SIR FRANCIS DRAKE (450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 - 415-395-8595) on Thursday through Saturday, August 15th through 17th at 8:00 pm, with an added matinee shoo on Saturday at 4:00 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. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: ELIANE ELIAS AT YOSHI'S

Pianist/vocalist Eliane Elias will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday & Friday, August 15th & 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. She is touring her new album I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker) which was released on May 28, 2013 by Concord Jazz. This album offers her personalized spin on the work of a key American jazz artist while spotlighting her connection to the singer-instrumentalist tradition. It fully demonstrates the range of interests that Elias' art now boasts, and arrives with a statement of purpose: jazz repertoire can sound totally fresh when delivered with ingenuity and passion. Long known for her native feel of Brazilian music, this new disc truly demonstrates Elias' expertise in yet another realm: an interpreter of American standards. An expressive, swinging singer and insightful instrumentalist and arranger, on I Thought About You she thoughtfully switches the size and approach of her impressive ensemble from track to track, yielding to each tune's inner logic. There is a $20 cover.


SF: DONNA McKECHNIE AT FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO

Donna McKechnie, the Tony Award winning star of A Chorus Line, will be performing at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday & Saturday, August 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. McKechnie is regarded internationally as one of Broadway's foremost singing and dancing leading ladies. Last season she co-starred in John Doyle's TEN CENTS A DANCE at The McCarter Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Some of Ms. McKechnie's Broadway credits include HOW TO SUCCEED ..., THE EDUCATION OF H*Y*M*A*N-K*A*P*L*A*N, SONDHEIM-A MUSICAL TRIBUTE, (which she also choreographed), ON THE TOWN, PROMISES-PROMISES, COMPANY, and STATE FAIR. (Fred Astaire Award). Bob Fosse invited Donna to play the lead in his last production, a National tour of SWEET CHARITY, for which she was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. Donna has also performed extensively on the concert stage and with symphony orchestras, as well as numerous TV Specials and dramatic series, including Fame, Cheers, and Dark Shadows. There is a $30-$45-$55 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

LON: CLAIRE MARTIN WITH JOE STILGOE AT CRAZY COQS

Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe are making their London launch at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) with their show SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, Tuesday through Saturday, August 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm. Clare and Joe combine their wealth of musical talent with this brand new duo collaboration. Both award winning vocalists in their own right, this pairing brings together their love of the Great American Songbook and showcases Joe's brilliant song-writing talent. Expect brand new originals, alongside stylish reworkings of much loved and lesser known classics from writers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Harold Arlen and Rodgers and Hart. Claire Martin has established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards six times, along the way. Joe Stilgoe is one of the world's finest singer-pianists, touring constantly with his band and as a solo act, having appeared at jazz clubs and festivals around the world. Last summer he made his solo debut at the Edinburgh Fringe where his show One Hour! was a sell-out and garnered much critical acclaim. Call for cover/minimum information.

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

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, presents a special weekday serving of her favorite songs on Thursday, August 15th at LE PESCADEUX (90 Thompson Street, NYC - 212-966-0021), a French restaurant in the heart of Soho. They will play sets from 7:00 to 10:00 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: PETE KENNEDY AND THE FIGHTING IRISH

Pete Kennedy will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, August 15th at 7:00 pm. Kennedy is the real deal: the walking, talking, singing embodiment of how the world sees the people of Ireland repeatedly bouncing back from tragedy and finding inspiration in music. Using His 'Fighting Irish' attitude to build a life in music. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "DEVIN BING & THE SECRET SERVICE"

Crooner and composer, piano man and performer, Devin Bing will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, August 15th at 9:30 pm. Bing moves audiences with a combination of vintage flare and contemporary showmanship. Whether he's seated behind the grand piano or swinging at the head of his dynamic 8-piece band, Bing captivates the eyes and ears of every person in the room. Every evening with Devin Bing promises a scintillating journey of smooth vocals, elegant beats and a seductive air of elegance that leaves his audience spellbound. Energy and exuberance, complimented by a classic sophistication that would appeal to even the most discerning palette, Devin Bing combines the swagger of a bygone era with his own charismatic brand of urban jazz. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NO NAME PRESENTS THE UPTOWN CABARET SPOTLIGHT!

Host Alexandra de Suze and Musical Director Marilynn Seits host a monthly evening of cabaret at INDIAN ROAD CAFE (600 West 218th Street, NYC - 212-942-7451) with a featured guest artist. Held the third THURSDAY of every month. On Thursday, August 15th at 7:00 pm, No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret Spotlight, special guest artist TBA. Indian Road Cafe offers an excellent wine and beer and coffee!-selection as well as great food from paninis to lobster mac and cheese all amidst a warm and casual atmosphere. Check out their "punch of the week" along with other fab cocktails! They also are home to a monthly singer/songwriter open mic, comedy shows and classical performances by Opera On Tap. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!


Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday, August 15th at 8:30 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. 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: UTE LEMPER WITH LAST TANGO IN BERLIN

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway's Chicago Ute Lemper for a special late summer engagement. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, August 14th & 15th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, August 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. The journey starts in Berlin with Ute's repertoire of Brecht and Weill and classic cabaret songs and travels to the poetic universe of Jacques Brel & Edith Piaf. Then, join Ute's voyage as she continues to Argentina and Tango Nuevo and walks the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and New York, where she's made her home for fifteen years now. Discover musical ghosts who have their own tales of loss, love, passion, survival, rebellion & opposition to tell. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ONE NIGHT OF PEACE & MUSIC: A TRIBUTE TO WOODSTOCK

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents 'One Night of Peace & Music: A Tribute to Woodstock' on Thursday, April 15th at 9:30 pm. On August 15, 1969, the world erupted in a musical explosion when Woodstock kicked off for an unprecedented four day extravaganza in Bethel, NY. Now, 44 years later (to the day), relive highlights of that incredible weekend in the history of music when leading voices from Broadway, cabaret and jazz converge upon 54 Below for a night of peace, love & understanding. Also starring: The Audiobodies, Rex Benincasa, Carol J. Bufford, Norbert Leo Butz, Peter Calo, Scott Coulter, Natalie Douglas, Adam Fisher, Lauren Fox, Ritt Henn, Heather Mac Rae, Marissa Mulder, T. Oliver Reid, Ted Stafford, Chris Sullivan, KT Sullivan, Stacy Sullivan and Jon Weber. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. A portion of the proceeds will go to EARTHJUSTICE , a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to protecting places, natural resources, and wildlife. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT AT 54 BELOW: 15:54

Re-inventing the magic on the site of the original Studio 54, Thursday's 15:54 party at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will unlock it's doors to cutting edge Performance Artists and DJs, This week, hosted by Bridget Everett and featuring Errickson Wilcox, Lance Horne, and special guests. Cover charge $15. Cover charge includes one complimentary well, wine, or beer beverage.

NYC: JOEY DEFRANCESCO WITH THE CITY RHYTHM ORCHESTRA AT BIRDLAND

Hammond B3 Organist Joey DeFrancesco will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday at August 13th through 17th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Credited with repopularizing the instrument in the late-1980s, DeFrancesco got an early career start in a musical family. Following his saxophonist grandfather Joseph and his jazz organist father "Papa" John DeFrancesco, Joey began playing at age four. By age ten he played in a Philadelphia band legendary tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and "Philly" Joe Jones on drums. At sixteen Joey signed with Columbia Records and released his first record at seventeen. Soon after, he went on tour and/or recorded with Miles Davis, John Mclaughlin, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, George Benson and many more. He has gone to win numerous Down Beat Critics and Readers polls and has been nominated for two Grammies. Joey currently splits his time between his own quartet and David Sanborn's band. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ERIC JOHNSON & MIKE STERN: ECLECTIC GUITARS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Eric Johnson's stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like "Cliffs Of Do- ver," praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Stern's career encompasses a sequence of musical partnerships reaching from Blood, Sweat & Tears and Jaco Pastorious to Miles Davis, the Brecker Brothers and his own dynamic groups. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: FRANK CATALANO & VIC JURIS BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

Frank Catalano and the Vic Juris Band will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday, August 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. 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. Frank Catalano made his Savoy label debut with "Bang!" which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Frank's previous CD, "Mighty Burner" was on the Billboard Charts for 20 straight weeks. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MONTY ALEXANDER HARLEM KINGSTON EXPRESS

Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, August 14th through Sunday, August 18th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe and entertainment world, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Bill Cosby, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare. Combining classic, swinging jazz with the rhythms and vibrations of Jamaica, Alexander has every right to claim that the Harlem Kingston Express will get everybody moving below the waist. There is a $40-$45 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.


NY STATE: JERRY COSTANZO AT STANGO'S

Jerry Costanzo returns to STANGO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT (19 Grove Street, Glen Cove, NY - 516-671-2389) on Thursday August 15th, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Jerry will be be singing all of his favorite Sinatra tunes, with some Dino, Sammy, Bennett, Nat Cole and Bobby Darin thrown in, plus great standards from his own CD's. You can join him at Long Islands oldest Italian restaurant and enjoy the music while dining on your favorite Italian dish and the best pizza on Long Island. Call for cover/minimum information.


CT: DONAVON FRANKENREITER AT RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE

Donavon Frankenreiter with special guests Sosos, The Breedings, will perform at THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE ( 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT - 203-438-5795) on Thursday, August 15th at 8:00 pm as part of the Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer Songwriter Series. Get out your stick on moustache - musician and champion surfer Donavon Frankenreiter is back at the Playhouse! Longtime friend of Jack Johnson, Frankenreiter's folk-infused songs continue with his new album Start Livin'. Thanks to Frankenreiter's infectious warmth and finely honed pop sensibilities, each of those songs has the singular effect of drawing the listener into that bright and breezy world for a blissed-out moment. There is a $28-$37 cover.


BOS: LOEB, LORBER & HARP AT SCULLERS

Loeb, Lorber & Harp (Chuck Loeb on Guitar, Jeff Lorber on Piano and Everette Harp on Saxophone) will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, August 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jeff Lorber is an American Grammy Award-nominated keyboardist, composer, and record producer. After leading his own group, The Jeff Lorber Fusion, he went on to pioneer the smooth jazz genre. Chuck Loeb is not just a jazz guitar player, Chuck Loeb is the consummate musician. In a career that spans four decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts. Everette Harp is a Jazz and R&B saxophone player and has just released his 6th CD with Blue Note, For the Love. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.


TOR: LUCIAN GRAY QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Lucian Gray Quartet (with Norbert Botos - Drums, Amanda Tosoff - Piano and Jon Maharaj - Bass) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, August 15th, 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. Toronto-born Lucian Gray began his musical journey as a bassist. He began playing the guitar only a few years before he won the 2009 Rising Young Star Award. He is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where he attended on a full scholarship. Berklee, arguably the best music school in the world for aspiring jazz guitarists, proved a fertile training ground for Lucian and he has returned to Toronto playing to rave reviews at every outing. He brought down the house at Molly Johnson's recent Massey Hall concert where he was a featured guest. There is a $12-$15 cover.


DC: NEW ORLEANS BLUES LEGEND HENRY BUTLER AT BLUES ALLEY

Henry Butler, an ten-time Blues Music Award nominee, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, August 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Butler has been called "the greatest living proponent of the classic New Orleans piano tradition, playing an amalgam of boogie-woogie, jazz, blues and classical in the lineage of Professor Longhair, James Booker, Tuts Washington, Allen Toussaint and countless other emperors of the ivories." Born in New Orleans, he began playing piano at age six, studying piano, vocals and numerous instruments at the Louisiana State School for the Blind in Baton Rouge and went on to study with keyboard players George Duke, Cannonball Adderley's Quintet, Sir Roland Hana & Harold Mabern. Call for cover/minimum information.

MD: TEMIKA MOORE AT BETHESDA BLUES

Temika Moore will be featured at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, August 15th at 8:00 pm. Echoing elements of Jazz, Soul, and Gospel music, Temika Moore is a well-blended musical cocktail for those thirsty for "real music." With a fresh approach, she is unapologetic in the use of various sounds and styles providing for a soulfully original experience. Temika Moore is regarded by many as a vocal virtuoso sharing the title with powerhouses Rachelle Ferrell, Ledisi, Maysa, Lizz Wright, Carol Riddick and Lalah Hathaway. Considered under-the-radar of mainstream celebrity culture, those that have discovered Temika's body of work consider themselves to be among an exclusive group of music aficionados. She has shared the stage with Will Downing, Roy Ayers, Marcus Johnson and the late Stanley Turrentine. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: LUCKY STAR - MADONNA AT 55 - RETURNS TO CHICAGO

Melissa Young is bringing acclaimed Madonna show, 'Lucky Star - Madonna at 55 and beyond: a birthday celebration' back to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Thursday through Saturday, August 15th through 17th at 8:00 pm. It has been 4 years since Melissa Young performed her infamous "Madonna show" in the city of Chicago. Young performs the music of America's most original artist, Madonna. Over 20 of Madonna's songs, spanning her thirty year career, get a musical makeover. Lucky Star is a tribute show that dares to ask such musical questions as: What if Madonna met Disney to revamp "Papa Don't Preach?" or if the next hit show on Broadway was "Material Girl: the musical?" Jazz, Country, Swing, and even Reggae all meet Madonna, America's most loved and hated pop icon. Nick Sula will join Young this time around at the piano and with some new additional arrangements. Daryl Nitz, of Chicago's longest running cabaret show, The Nitz Howe Experience, will direct. Young's been seen all around town at Davenports, Hydrate, the Park West, 3160 and Drury Lane Water Tower and out of town at The Dunes Resort, Don't Tell Mama in NYC, The Duplex NYC and The Stonewall Inn. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: BRYAN BATT WITH BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Bryan Batt's show BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will play at SOCIETY AT THE SIR FRANCIS DRAKE (450 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 - 415-395-8595) on Thursday through Saturday, August 15th through 17th at 8:00 pm, with an added matinee shoo on Saturday at 4:00 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. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: ELIANE ELIAS AT YOSHI'S

Pianist/vocalist Eliane Elias will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday & Friday, August 15th & 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. She is touring her new album I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker) which was released on May 28, 2013 by Concord Jazz. This album offers her personalized spin on the work of a key American jazz artist while spotlighting her connection to the singer-instrumentalist tradition. It fully demonstrates the range of interests that Elias' art now boasts, and arrives with a statement of purpose: jazz repertoire can sound totally fresh when delivered with ingenuity and passion. Long known for her native feel of Brazilian music, this new disc truly demonstrates Elias' expertise in yet another realm: an interpreter of American standards. An expressive, swinging singer and insightful instrumentalist and arranger, on I Thought About You she thoughtfully switches the size and approach of her impressive ensemble from track to track, yielding to each tune's inner logic. There is a $20 cover.


LON: CLAIRE MARTIN WITH JOE STILGOE AT CRAZY COQS

Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe are making their London launch at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) with their show SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, Tuesday through Saturday, August 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm. Clare and Joe combine their wealth of musical talent with this brand new duo collaboration. Both award winning vocalists in their own right, this pairing brings together their love of the Great American Songbook and showcases Joe's brilliant song-writing talent. Expect brand new originals, alongside stylish reworkings of much loved and lesser known classics from writers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Harold Arlen and Rodgers and Hart. Claire Martin has established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards six times, along the way. Joe Stilgoe is one of the world's finest singer-pianists, touring constantly with his band and as a solo act, having appeared at jazz clubs and festivals around the world. Last summer he made his solo debut at the Edinburgh Fringe where his show One Hour! was a sell-out and garnered much critical acclaim. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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, August 14th 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 14th are: Carole J. Bufford, Allan Harris, Jillian Louis, Frank Dain and Christine Cameron. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NICK PACKARD ODD DUCK AT THE MET

Nick Packard brings his show "Odd Duck" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 pm. Nick is from Watertown, MA, home of America's most famous boat and the Watertown Public Library. He is a contributor to the Onion News Network and is one-fifth of the comedy group Gentlemen Party. He has performed stand-up on shows such as The Moon, Danny's Funhouse and Comedy Party, USA. He performs characters regularly on Running Late with Scott Rogowski. He can be seen as Dougie in the 2009 movie Mystery Team. He has always been an odd duck. Appearing with Nick is Anna Drezen, a comedian living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been featured on MTVu, the front page of CollegeHumor, TheOnion.com, Funny or Die, WitStream, Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and SplitSider. Anna has performed at Joe's Pub, the PIT, the UCB, the Del Close Comedy Festival, the Women in Comedy Festival, and many other festivals, clubs and colleges across the city and country. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW


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

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: ROZ CORRAL

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 14th features Roz Corral with John Di Martino, piano and Paul Gill, bass. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: UTE LEMPER WITH LAST TANGO IN BERLIN

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway's Chicago Ute Lemper for a special late summer engagement. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, August 14th & 15th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, August 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. The journey starts in Berlin with Ute's repertoire of Brecht and Weill and classic cabaret songs and travels to the poetic universe of Jacques Brel & Edith Piaf. Then, join Ute's voyage as she continues to Argentina and Tango Nuevo and walks the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and New York, where she's made her home for fifteen years now. Discover musical ghosts who have their own tales of loss, love, passion, survival, rebellion & opposition to tell. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY SWINGS AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents Broadway Swings on Wednesday, August 14th at 9:30 pm and Sunday, August 19th at 7:00 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: WRITER'S BLOCK

WRITER'S BLOCK at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) returns on Wednesday, August 14th at 11:30 pm this month, featuring original work by some of New York's most talented up-and-coming songwriters. Enjoy a drink (or four) off the club's new late night happy hour menu, or even sign up to perform your own original work on stage. WRITER'S BLOCK is the new home for New York City's next generation of songwriters. Hosted by Joe Iconis. Want to perform your own original work at 54 Below? Need to try out new songs to get through your own writer's block? Join Joe on Wednesday for the chance to sign up for one of the open-mic slots! No cover charge, just a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOEY DEFRANCESCO WITH THE CITY RHYTHM ORCHESTRA AT BIRDLAND

Hammond B3 Organist Joey DeFrancesco will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday at August 13th through 17th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Credited with repopularizing the instrument in the late-1980s, DeFrancesco got an early career start in a musical family. Following his saxophonist grandfather Joseph and his jazz organist father "Papa" John DeFrancesco, Joey began playing at age four. By age ten he played in a Philadelphia band legendary tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and "Philly" Joe Jones on drums. At sixteen Joey signed with Columbia Records and released his first record at seventeen. Soon after, he went on tour and/or recorded with Miles Davis, John Mclaughlin, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, George Benson and many more. He has gone to win numerous Down Beat Critics and Readers polls and has been nominated for two Grammies. Joey currently splits his time between his own quartet and David Sanborn's band. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ERIC JOHNSON & MIKE STERN: ECLECTIC GUITARS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Eric Johnson's stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like "Cliffs Of Do- ver," praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Stern's career encompasses a sequence of musical partnerships reaching from Blood, Sweat & Tears and Jaco Pastorious to Miles Davis, the Brecker Brothers and his own dynamic groups. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: RALPH PETERSON AND THE UNITY PROJECT

Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan present Ralph Peterson and The Unity Project at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, August 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Also appearing are Don Braden, Josh Evans and introducing Jake Sherman. The show is a CD Release Party for ALIVE @ The Firehouse - Vol 1: The Unity Project. Ralph Peterson is ALIVE and swinging deeply on his 17th release as a leader and 3rd on his own Onyx Productions Music Label. His latest CD, ALIVE at Firehouse 12, recorded in New Heaven Ct. at the fire-station turned jazz-club, captures the boundless energy and fire of his Unity Project. In this version of the band Peterson brings in veteran and 20-year friend Craig Handy on tenor and soprano sax along with Josh Evans on trumpet. Staying true to the Messenger spirit, Peterson also unleashes yet another dynamic young talent in the person of Jake Sherman on Hammond organ. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MONTY ALEXANDER HARLEM KINGSTON EXPRESS

Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, August 14th through Sunday, August 18th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe and entertainment world, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Bill Cosby, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare. Combining classic, swinging jazz with the rhythms and vibrations of Jamaica, Alexander has every right to claim that the Harlem Kingston Express will get everybody moving below the waist. There is a $40-$45 cover.


NE: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURING CASEY THOMAS

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, August 14th the featured guest will be Casey Thomas. Long-time victim of musical wanderlust, Casey Thomas breathes new life into songs long forgotten. After croonin' in California, swingin' in New York, jammin' in Chicago and funkin'-it-up in New Orleans, Casey brings it on home to Boston with a gumbo of sound rich & uplifting & soul-satisfying.• Having entertained audiences at intimate jazz cafes & bustling street-corners, at raucous beer-halls & in off-Broadway plays, Casey has been shaking up the Cabaret scene with his always eclectic blend of jazz, blues, roots and rock 'n roll. Pianist for the open mic is Tom LaMark. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).

BOS: ALEX SNYDMAN AT SCULLERS

Alex Snydman will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, August 14th at 8:00 pm. Alex's most recent project is his newly released debut album as a band leader entitled, 'Fortunate Action' featuring three of his closest piano associates. "Fortunate Action is really a term that to Alex symbolizes the positive exponential ripples that echo out when we listen to our Inner Voice. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.

TOR: THE DAVID RUBEL QUARTET WITH FEATURED GUEST NAT STEELE

The David Rubel Quartet with featured guest Nat Steele will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday & Wednesday, August 13th & 14th at 8:00 pm. Toronto-based tenor saxophonist David Rubel has been quietly earning the respect of the city's thriving jazz community for several years. Now, he's poised to take his biggest stage yet - a two-night run with his David Rubel Quartet and special guest Nat Steele, an acclaimed young vibraphonist from London, England who will be making his Canadian debut. Nathaniel "Nat" Steele is a young jazz vibes player based in London, England. Since his arrival on the scene, he has quickly gained a reputation as a cutting-edge virtuoso on the instrument. Following in the footsteps of Milt Jackson, Victor Feldman and Cal Tjader, his playing is lyrical, melodic and harmonically adventurous, but always with a focus on driving swing. There is a $15 cover.

DC: BOB ISRAEL & MEMPHIS GOLD AT BLUES ALLEY

Bob Israel & Memphis Gold will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, August 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Bob Israel performs on electric and acoustic guitar. For the past 35 years he performed as a trombonist and led the Washington Jazz Battalion, a 16-piece big band that enjoyed great popularity on the East Coast. The band later became the Blues Alley Big Band, and backed up many artists such as Stanley Turrentine, Nancy Wilson, Maureen McGovern, and Harry Connick, Jr. Israel's blues and rock influences are heard throughout and feature the stylings of popular Washington musicians, Chris Battistone, George Hyde, Bruce Swain, Dominic Smith, and Latin percussionist Nelson Alvarez. Call for cover/minimum information.

MD: GRIFF KAZ AT BETHESDA BLUES

Trumpeter Griff Kaz will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:30 pm. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Griffith Kazmierczak has quickly become one of the most sought after trumpet players in the greater D.C. area. A recent graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, he has already started making waves in the D.C. Jazz Scene. The Seventh Septet is a cutting edge ensemble of some of the best young musicians in the D.C. area. Originally gathered for Griff's senior recital, the resulting sounds were quite impressive, earning praise from D.C.'s CapitalBop, and an exciting performance at the Jazz Loft series. The group will feature many of Griff's original compositions which have been praised by critics, listeners, and musicians alike. The lush four-horn texture of the ensemble draws out his uniquely melodic and complex harmonies. There is a $10 cover.


L.A.: AN EVENING WITH ALAN & MARILYN BERGMAN

The Society of Composers & Lyricists (www.TheSCL.com ) has asked Adryan Russ to head up a committee for songwriters called SongArts and for their first event, they have chosen legendary award-winning lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman ("The Way We Were," "Windmills of Your Mind" and many more) to join them for an evening, moderated by ASCAP's Michael Kerker, on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:30 pm at the LINWOOD DUNN THEATER of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study (1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA). The Bergmans will discuss their process, show some film clips and there's rumor of a live performance. If you are an SCL or ASCAP member, you can attend free else, there is a fee.

SF: DAVID RYAN HARRIS AT YOSHI'S

Guitarist & singer David Ryan Harris will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, August 14th creating his own sound of blues, folk, and soul. Born in Chicago, raised in Atlanta, David currently lives in Los Angeles. He heard music, melodies and stories in his head as a child. They never went away and he hopes they never do. After experimenting with drums, piano and other instruments in his teens he began a love/hate affair with the guitar. He identifies himself as a soul singer who plays guitar (and sometimes a guitarist who sings soulfully). There is a $23 cover.

LON: CLAIRE MARTIN WITH JOE STILGOE AT CRAZY COQS

Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe are making their London launch at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) with their show SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, Tuesday through Saturday, August 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm. Clare and Joe combine their wealth of musical talent with this brand new duo collaboration. Both award winning vocalists in their own right, this pairing brings together their love of the Great American Songbook and showcases Joe's brilliant song-writing talent. Expect brand new originals, alongside stylish reworkings of much loved and lesser known classics from writers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Harold Arlen and Rodgers and Hart. Claire Martin has established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards six times, along the way. Joe Stilgoe is one of the world's finest singer-pianists, touring constantly with his band and as a solo act, having appeared at jazz clubs and festivals around the world. Last summer he made his solo debut at the Edinburgh Fringe where his show One Hour! was a sell-out and garnered much critical acclaim. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: MARISSA MULDER CELEBRATES JIMMY VAN HEUSEN

"All the Way - The 100th Birthday Celebration of songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen" will be performed by Marissa Mulder at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, August 13th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, August 18th at 7:00 pm. Jimmy Van Heusen's famous songs include four Oscar-winners: Swinging on a Star, All the Way, High Hopes, and Call Me Irresponsible; plus Love and Marriage, Come Fly with Me, The Tender Trap, Second Time Around, But Beautiful, Here's That Rainy Day, Imagination, Moonlight Becomes You, and hundreds more. Marissa Mulder is the multi award-winning vocalist, including 2011 Metro Star winner (over 60 other singers), the 2013 Julie Wilson Award. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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: 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
CLOSING NIGHTS - VINCE RETURNS SEPTEMBER 9th AT NEW VENUE

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

NYC: THE WBGO JAZZ SERIES WITH THE CHRISTIAN McBRIDE TRIO CD RELEASE 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 13th, at 9:00 pm, the featured artists are The Christian McBride Trio. Bassist /composer /producer /educator Christian McBride is one of the very few young superstars of modern jazz. At 54 Below, Christian McBride celebrates an exciting new release on Mack Avenue Records with his fiery trio, featuring two of his pre-eminent musical protéges: the swinging Christian Sands and the most in-demand young jazz drummer in the world, Ulysses Owens. This evening, we will also be toasting the 67th Birthday of WBGO Jazz Series producer and host, Todd Barkan. 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 13th are The Skivvies (Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina), Melissa Van Der Schyff (Bonnie and Clyde), Brandon Bieber (Follies, Mary Poppins), Gretchen Bieber (Hairspray), Victor Hernandez (Bonnie and Clyde), and Gabrielle Reid (upcoming Beautiful). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOEY DEFRANCESCO WITH THE CITY RHYTHM ORCHESTRA AT BIRDLAND

Hammond B3 Organist Joey DeFrancesco will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday at August 13th through 17th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Credited with repopularizing the instrument in the late-1980s, DeFrancesco got an early career start in a musical family. Following his saxophonist grandfather Joseph and his jazz organist father "Papa" John DeFrancesco, Joey began playing at age four. By age ten he played in a Philadelphia band legendary tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and "Philly" Joe Jones on drums. At sixteen Joey signed with Columbia Records and released his first record at seventeen. Soon after, he went on tour and/or recorded with Miles Davis, John Mclaughlin, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, George Benson and many more. He has gone to win numerous Down Beat Critics and Readers polls and has been nominated for two Grammies. Joey currently splits his time between his own quartet and David Sanborn's band. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ERIC JOHNSON & MIKE STERN: ECLECTIC GUITARS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, August 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Eric Johnson's stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like "Cliffs Of Do- ver," praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Stern's career encompasses a sequence of musical partnerships reaching from Blood, Sweat & Tears and Jaco Pastorious to Miles Davis, the Brecker Brothers and his own dynamic groups. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: IRIDIUM SALUTES JULIE WILSON

On Tuesday, August 13th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm, ScoBar Entertainment presents A Tribute to Julie Wilson at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121). Performers for the first show, confirmed thus far are Eric Comstock, Baby Jane Dexter, Natalie Douglas, Antonio Edwards, Eric Engelhardt, Barbara Fasano, Terese Genecco, Jeff Harnar, Mark Hartman, Tanya Holt, Sue Matsuki , Marissa Mulder, Christine Pedi, Colm Reilly, Julie Reyburn, Ricky Ritzel, KT Sullivan, Stacy Sullivan, Grace Wall, Lennie Watts & Carol Woods, with music direction by Barry Levitt. Speakers include Jamie deRoy, Sherry Eaker, Peter Leavy, Peisha McPhee, Julie Miller & Arthur Pompesello. The second show will feature Leslie Anderson, Antonio Edwards, Eric Engelhardt, Terese Genecco, Eric Michael Gillett, Nina Hennessey, Helen Klass, Sue Matsuki, Marissa Mulder, Leslie Orofino, Christine Pedi, Ricky Ritzel, Stacy Sullivan, Jonathan Tomaselli, Grace Wall & Lennie Watts. Speakers include Michael Estwanik, Adam Feldman, Rob Lester & Scott Siegel. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MULGREW MILLER CELEBRATION AT DIZZY'S

On Tuesday, August 13th, on what would have been Mulgrew Miller's 58th birthday, DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) will celebrate the life of the late, great pianist, with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. This celebration, hosted by musical director Steve Wilson, features an all-star core band, with Kenny Barron, Johnny O'Neal, Anthony Wonsey, Sullivan Fortner, and Chris Pattishall on piano, and unannounced special guests. At Jazz at Lincoln Center, they believe that "because jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism," and saddened as we are by the loss of Mulgrew Miller, we intend to honor him as he lived - in the joyful spirit of jazz, with great positivity, companionship, and musicality." On this special night, we welcome you to join the jazz community at Dizzy's to celebrate the life and legacy of this beloved friend and musician. There is a $40 cover.

TOR: THE DAVID RUBEL QUARTET WITH FEATURED GUEST NAT STEELE

The David Rubel Quartet with featured guest Nat Steele will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday & Wednesday, August 13th & 14th at 8:00 pm. Toronto-based tenor saxophonist David Rubel has been quietly earning the respect of the city's thriving jazz community for several years. Now, he's poised to take his biggest stage yet - a two-night run with his David Rubel Quartet and special guest Nat Steele, an acclaimed young vibraphonist from London, England who will be making his Canadian debut. Nathaniel "Nat" Steele is a young jazz vibes player based in London, England. Since his arrival on the scene, he has quickly gained a reputation as a cutting-edge virtuoso on the instrument. Following in the footsteps of Milt Jackson, Victor Feldman and Cal Tjader, his playing is lyrical, melodic and harmonically adventurous, but always with a focus on driving swing. There is a $15 cover.

DC: ZACH BARTHOLOMEW TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY

The Zach Bartholomew Trio will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, August 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Zach Bartholomew has a bold, distinctive approach to the piano. He uses intricate rhythms and melodic lines for developing ideas within improvising. In addition to the intellectual complexities of Zach's approach, there is a deep-rooted sense history in his sound. Miles Bozeman fits brilliantly into a trio setting. He flickers between complex rhythmic support and complimenting the melodic line with an unmatched style. Brandon Robertson's bass lines act as the smooth backbone of the trio providing the group with an intense groove peppered with melodic sound. Call for cover/minimum information.


VA: 'SIZZLIN' SUMMER CABARET' WITH SANDY BAINUM

Broadway/Cabaret star Sandy Bainum is back to cabaret after swinging as Peggy Lee in new play "Ladies Swing the Blues: A Jazz Fable" at METROSTAGE in Alexandria, VA. She will be presenting a new show: 'Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret' on Tuesday, August 13th at 8:00 pm at SIGNATURE THEATRE (4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA - 703-820-9771). The show will celebrate the brilliance of lyricist Ira Gershwin in a cabaret bursting with classic show tunes and memorable standards. Once again Lanny Meyers will be her Musical Director and Bruce Kimmel, Director. Hopefully this show will be headed to NYC and L.A. in the near future! Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

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

LON: CLAIRE MARTIN WITH JOE STILGOE AT CRAZY COQS

Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe are making their London launch at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) with their show SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, Tuesday through Saturday, August 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm. Clare and Joe combine their wealth of musical talent with this brand new duo collaboration. Both award winning vocalists in their own right, this pairing brings together their love of the Great American Songbook and showcases Joe's brilliant song-writing talent. Expect brand new originals, alongside stylish reworkings of much loved and lesser known classics from writers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Harold Arlen and Rodgers and Hart. Claire Martin has established herself as a tour de force on the UK jazz scene gaining many awards, including winning the British Jazz Awards six times, along the way. Joe Stilgoe is one of the world's finest singer-pianists, touring constantly with his band and as a solo act, having appeared at jazz clubs and festivals around the world. Last summer he made his solo debut at the Edinburgh Fringe where his show One Hour! was a sell-out and garnered much critical acclaim. Call for cover/minimum information.

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