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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 26th to September 1st



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SEPTEMBER 2013


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 1st

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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: JACKIE BEAT: THESE HIPS ARE MADE FOR WORKING

Jackie Beat, everyone's favorite big and bawdy, bold and ballsy, in-your-face funny "lady" returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday & Sunday, August 31st & September 1st with performances at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. She returns for two nights only with her latest solo comedy, JACKIE BEAT: THESE HIPS ARE MADE FOR WORKING. Hips don't lie! After a widely publicized double hip replacement in April, America's most treasured drag star JACKIE BEAT is back and more bitter than ever. In JACKIE BEAT: THESE HIPS ARE MADE FOR WORKING, the newly bionic drag star shares stories about her surgery and recovery while serving up her internationally acclaimed song parodies. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JIM CARUSO & BILLY STRITCH RETURN TO BEMELMANS BAR

Performers Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch return to their regular spot at BEMELMAN'S BAR at the CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) with their evening of swinging standards on Sunday, September 1st then running every Sunday in September, from 9:00 pm to midnight. The duo, who have performed extensively on their own, gained national exposure together as the host and musical director of the wildly popular open mic, Cast Party, which celebrates talent every Monday at Birdland in NYC, and tours nationally. During a recent run at Bemelmans, the duo received critical acclaim, and made news when rock legend Bono joined them in an impromptu performance. In their upcoming Carlyle run, Caruso and Stritch will be joined by bassist Steve Doyle. RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED - $15 per person at bar; $25 per person at table.

ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: "STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW"
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, September 1st, David's show will is called "Starting Here, Starting Now" and will feature Songs of Change & Transitions - Songs for a New Beginning.. 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: THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY SUNDAY NIGHTS

The Birdland Jazz Party at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) features Birdland's very own jazz quartet, which hits the stage every week at 6:00 pm to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics! This quartet features John Hart (Guitar), Paul Gil (bass), Carmen Intorre (Drums) & Jon Davis (Piano) with a special guest vocalist! There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA SUNDAYS

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill brings his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sundays at 9:00 pm. Called the leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz", O'Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ROY AYERS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday through Sunday, August 28th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ayers is among the best-known, most loved, and respected jazz and R&B artists on the music scene today. Now entering his sixth decade in the business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-Soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. Although the new millennium has seen Ayers release fewer new albums, he remains a pop culture hero, as music industry heavyweights like Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Will Downing, and Talib Kweli seek him out for collaborations and sample his old hits. In many ways, his music is still years ahead of its time. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: THE ED CHERRY BAND WITH PAT BIANCHI AT THE IRIDIUM

Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan presents The Ed Cherry Band with Pat Bianchi at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. After moving to New York from New Haven, CT in 78•, Ed Cherry played guitar with Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 to 1992, performing in Gillespie's quartet, big band and with The United Nation Orchestra, which recorded the Grammy Award-winning Live at Royal Festival Hall (Enja). Gillespie died in 1993, and Cherry released his first recording as a leader, 'First Take' (Groovin' High) that same year. In 1995, Cherry released his second project as a solo artist, entitled A Second Look (Groovin' High). In 2001, Cherry toured Europe for the first time with his own group. He also released his latest CD, The Spirit Speaks on the Canadian Justin Time label, inspired by the great jazz organist Jimmy Smith with whom he had also recently worked.Ed was asked to perform at the 'Vodaphone Madarao Jazz festival'in 2002 in Madarao Japan with his quartet featuring trumpeter Jon Faddis. Right now, Ed is a member of vocalist Paula West quartet as well as leading his own trio. In addition to his stellar work as a sideman and as a critically acclaimed leader, Ed Cherry also has impressive credentials as a music educator. He taught guitar at Essex Community College in Newark, NJ from 1995 to 1996, and at the Henry Street Settlement in New York City from 1996 to 1997. He was also a faculty member at Montclair State University, School of Fine and Performing Arts for J.O.Y. (Jazz Opportunity for Youth). Ed is currently on staff at 'jazzmobile' here NYC. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TRIO DA PAZ AND FRIENDS WITH THE MUSIC OF JOBIM & GETZ

Keeping an unprecedented streak alive for the sixth consecutive year, Trio da Paz comes to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) for a two-week summer residency. Performances are Tursdays through Sundays, August 27th through September 8th. Formed in 1990 by three of Brazil's most in-demand master musicians, Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. With their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations, and dazzling rhythms, this group redefines Brazilian jazz. Reserve your seats quickly to make sure you don't miss out on this high-demand annual tradition.There is a $25-$45 cover (varies nightly).

DC: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will performa at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 29th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who is initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. He has been a determined progressive, hoping to reinvigorate the blues as a living African American art with a more contemporary approach and adamantly refusing to treat it as a museum piece whose "authentic" forms needed careful preservation. King eventually modified that approach to a certain degree, attempting to create a more explicit link between blues tradition and the general musical present.

MD: BENNY RUSSELL AT BETHESDA BLUES

Benny Russell will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, September 1st at 7:30 pm. Russell started clarinet lessons at age 7 under the instruction of Mr. James H. Holliman. Besides arranging and performing for off-Broadway shows like Beehive, he's worked with Otis Rush, Harry Belafonte, Mino Cinelu, Craig Harris, Jimmy Owens, Mor Thium and a host of others. Russell can also be heard on The Cosby Show, A Different World as well as other movies scores and television shows. Recently Mr. Russell has founded the Rock Spring Jazz Academy in Forest Hill, MD. There is a $10 cover.


CHI: SCOTT GRYDER'S SIMPLY SCOTTY AT CLUB 3160

Scott Gryder's monthly SIMPLY SCOTTY! show at CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969) will be presented on Sunday, September 1st from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Scott will once again entertain from his self-compiled songbook of zany, heartfelt music! He is accompanied by the incomparable Nick Sula on piano, and joined at the mic by guest singers Freddie The Puppet, Laven Deer and the legendary operatic pachyderm Placebo Dominguez. Guest singers welcome. No cover charge - just a 2-drink minimum.


CHI: CARMEN BODINO SINGS HERE'S TO LIFE

Carmen Bodino brings her show 'Here's to Life' to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sunday, September 1st at 7:00 pm. She will be accompanied by Elizabeth Doyle at the piano. Artistic Director is d Louise Cloutie. Carmen is a microbiologist turned cabaret singer and the show is composed of songs about gratitude & sweet joy, discovering what's most important in this world, blessings in small things. It includes standards & show tunes, as well as songs in Spanish & Filipino. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

L.A.: KRITZERLAND: THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY - II SUNDAY

Kritzerland at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700) presents their Third Anniversary Show on Sunday, September 1st, at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 'The Songs That Got Away II'. Most of the material for this show comes from albums Bruce Kimmel has produced but didn't fit in any of the other 36 Kritzerland events. Special guest is Rita McKenzie and other performers scheduled are Kay Cole, Joshua Finkel, Jane Noseworthy, Valerie Perri, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman and Sarah Staitman. All shows so far have sold out several days in advance so if you're in the area you might want to phone in your reservation today. No cover charge for this special event ($13 food/drink minimum).

L.A.: TERRI WHITE "FROM BLUES TO BROADWAY"

Broadway's Terri White will perform "From Blues To Broadway" at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, September 1st at 2:00 pm, presented by Les Michaels as part of the Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series. "From Blues To Broadway" includes stories from Terri's career with songs from her many roles and others like "Home" from The Wiz, "I Am Changing" from Dreamgirls with piano accompaniment by Brian Miller. Known for her show-stopping, scene-stealing performances, Terri toured as a toddler with her families song and dance act - her specialty was "Me And My Shadow" with her father. As a young lady she headlined at NYC cabaret rooms like 88's, Rose's Turn, and The Duplex. In 1978, her run as understudy to Nell Carter in Ain't Misbehavin' resulted in her going on for an unheard of 112 performances. She later replaced Nell in the 1988 revival but not before her big break playing, strangely enough, octogenarian Joice Heth in the original 1980 production of Barnum. Other shows include: Showboat, Nunsense I & II, Damn Yankees, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Little Shop Of Horrors, and Stepping Out at Radio City with close friend Liza Minnelli and many more, garnering numerous awards and nominations along the way. A rough patch left her homeless at sixty years old when one midnight, a NYPD officer discovered a woman on a park bench who looked familiar and remember her as someone he'd seen many times performing in Greenwich Village clubs. After a few calls she was rescued, and before you knew it she was ripping the roof off of the St. James Theater singing "Necessity" in a 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow. The coveted role of Mama Morton followed in the revival of Chicago that led to the 2011 revival of Follies, leading the song and tap number "Who's That Woman" as Stella Deems along side Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell and Elaine Paige at The Kennedy Center. There is a $10 cover (cash).

SF: OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA AT YOSHI'S

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday through Sunday, August 30th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (6:00 & 8:00 Sunday). There is a change in the weather and sound for Ottmar Liebert's release entitled 'Dune.' Magic men are said to be drawn to the desert sands. Sometimes they come as sculptors like Christo that put up strange and beautiful environments that inspire. Sometimes they come as Native American medicine men or old Japanese Kyoto masters to meditate and postulate. And sometimes, just plain and simple great artists disguised as guitar players. Liebert's new release "Dune" sits firmly in the crosshairs of it all. Random beauty - airy, rhythmic and sometimes funky; sounds to put you inside of full and empty spaces, at the same time. Ottmar is always exceptionally brilliant and mysterious. There is a $20-$30 cover - depending on day & time.

LON: EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT MISS HOPE SPRINGS

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

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SATURDAY - AUGUST 31st

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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: JACKIE BEAT: THESE HIPS ARE MADE FOR WORKING

Jackie Beat, everyone's favorite big and bawdy, bold and ballsy, in-your-face funny "lady" returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday & Sunday, August 31st & September 1st with performances at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. She returns for two nights only with her latest solo comedy, JACKIE BEAT: THESE HIPS ARE MADE FOR WORKING. Hips don't lie! After a widely publicized double hip replacement in April, America's most treasured drag star JACKIE BEAT is back and more bitter than ever. In JACKIE BEAT: THESE HIPS ARE MADE FOR WORKING, the newly bionic drag star shares stories about her surgery and recovery while serving up her internationally acclaimed song parodies. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FRANK HARTMAN: FRANKLY SPEAKING

Frank Hartman brings his show 'Frankly Speaking' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, August 31st at 7:00 pm. Frank Sinatra is no longer with us, but Frank Hartman has been working to help fill the void. Frank Hartman, a New Jersey roofer with a sparkling voice and style all his own, grew up loving Sinatra's stylings and has been entertaining audiences up and down the East Coast for many years by exploring the Sinatra songbook of more than 1,500 song titles. He has even come up with some not-often-heard gems to delight listeners. He'll sing a couple of songs that Sinatra never released in an album. This is not an imitation show, but you will be quick to notice the parallel qualities. The breath control, vocal quality and emotional expression are all there with his own natural phrasing. When Frank Hartman sings, you know he is singing to you alone. If there is one word to describe the man and his show, it would be class. When he steps off the stage, he leaves the audience begging for more. So get your holiday off to a great start and listen to some real old-time crooning. We know you'll enjoy the music. Opening for Frank, vivacious singer Lisa Small will bring her own refreshing twist to the American songbook.There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SIBLING REVELRY WITH ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY

The dynamic sisters Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway are teaming up together again to bring Sibling Revelry to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday & Thursday, August 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, August 30th & 31st at 8:00 pm; with a late show on Friday the 30th at 11:00 pm. The award-winning show, making its way back to New York for the first time in over 15 years, promises to be the cabaret event of the summer. Separately, these Tony-nominated sisters have enjoyed their own stellar careers, but when these singular talents blend their voices, it is not to be missed! There is a $50-$70 cover (varies by show) plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MOMENT BY MOMENT WITH ALEXANDER SAGE OYEN

Songwriter Alexander Sage Oyen will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, August 31st at 11:00 pm with his show Moment by Moment. The show is a collection of musical theatre short stories comprised of songs by Alexander Sage Oyen about love, cults and McDonalds. The concert offers a vibrant, realistic and fresh look at what it is to be a young adult in today's world, told through Oyen's musical styling. The talented cast includes Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening, Next To Normal), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Alice Lee (Bare), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!) and George Salazar (Godspell, Here Lies Love). There is a $15-$25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHARLIE PARKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) salutes Charlie "Bird" Parker this week with a Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration with Vincent Herring (alto sax), Tom Harrell (trumpet), George Cables (piano), and Victor Lewis (drums). Performances are Monday through Saturday, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Born August 29th, 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. As the central figure in the development of bebop in the 1940s Bird was a legendary figure in his own lifetime and was idolized by those who worked with him including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell and Miles Davis. He was the inspiration for Birdland and practically defined its mission as the home for modern jazz in New York City. Since his death in 1955 at age 34 Bird has inspired every subsequent generation of jazz artist and left a rich legacy of distinctive compositions and signature melodic vocabulary that still informs every style of jazz. For his celebration Birdland presents a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JAY LEONHART AT BIRDLAND

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

NYC: ROY AYERS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday through Sunday, August 28th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ayers is among the best-known, most loved, and respected jazz and R&B artists on the music scene today. Now entering his sixth decade in the business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-Soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. Although the new millennium has seen Ayers release fewer new albums, he remains a pop culture hero, as music industry heavyweights like Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Will Downing, and Talib Kweli seek him out for collaborations and sample his old hits. In many ways, his music is still years ahead of its time. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: GRACE KELLY AT THE IRIDIUM

Singer/saxaphonist Grace Kelly will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday & Saturday, August 30th & 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. When it comes to saxophonist / vocalist / composer / lyricist / arranger Grace Kelly, people seem tobe divided into two groups: those who marvel at her proficiency, creativity and ever-accelerating growth, and those who have yet to encounter the 19-year-old wunderkind. The ranks of the former category are growing by the day. Trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly's three-night stand as guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in Washington, DC. Harry Connick, Jr. heard Kelly in a master class on a December afternoon and brought her on stage to sit in with his band that night. Since then, Kelly has been voted "Best Jazz Act" in Boston three consecutive years in the FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll, received the ASCAP Foundation's Young Jazz Composers Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 and won "Jazz Artist of the Year" at the Boston Music Awards in both 2008 and 2010. The 2009, and 2010, Downbeat Critics Poll added to her list naming her one of the "Alto Saxophone Rising Stars", the youngest ever to be named so. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TRIO DA PAZ AND FRIENDS WITH THE MUSIC OF JOBIM & GETZ

Keeping an unprecedented streak alive for the sixth consecutive year, Trio da Paz comes to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) for a two-week summer residency. Performances are Tursdays through Sundays, August 27th through September 8th. Formed in 1990 by three of Brazil's most in-demand master musicians, Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. With their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations, and dazzling rhythms, this group redefines Brazilian jazz. Reserve your seats quickly to make sure you don't miss out on this high-demand annual tradition.There is a $25-$45 cover (varies nightly).

TOR: GEORGE EVANS QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The George Evans Quartet will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) Thursday through Saturday, August 29th through 31st at 9:00 pm. The Jazz Bistro has captured George for three of the seven days he has in this swing through Toronto and with George swing is the operative word. Don't miss this opportunity to see one of North Americas best interpreters of the American Songbook as he breaths life into some of the best lyrics every written. Always someone who works with the best in the business George will be accompanied by Mark Eisenman - piano, Pat Collins - bass and Joel Haynes - drums. There is a $15 cover, Thursday & Friday; $20 cover on Saturday.


DC: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will performa at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 29th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who is initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. He has been a determined progressive, hoping to reinvigorate the blues as a living African American art with a more contemporary approach and adamantly refusing to treat it as a museum piece whose "authentic" forms needed careful preservation. King eventually modified that approach to a certain degree, attempting to create a more explicit link between blues tradition and the general musical present.

DC: FEDERICO PENA AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Uruguayan-born, Argentine-bred, world travelled and DC based pianist/ keyboardist/ composer Federico [Gonzalez] Pena brings his 'Emergence' Quartet to BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, August 30th & 31st at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Blessed with imaginative musicality and uncanny versatility, Pena is the bearer of an eclectic musical perspective. His South American roots ever present - weaving moods through introspective ballads or making the beat dance and lean on the funk - Federico's ethereal music showcases improvisation informed by a kind of jazz sensibility that keeps the music fresh, interesting and engaging. Rounding out the Quartet are Alfredo Mojica (perc.), Romeir Mendez (bass), Corey Fonville & Quinc

MD: BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY AT BETHESDA BLUES - 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR!

BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) welcomes to its stage the inimitable Big Bad Voodoo Daddy for their upcoming performance on Saturday, August 31st at 8:00 pm. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is celebrating not only the release of their newest album, "Rattle Them Bones", but also the 20th Anniversary of the formation of the band! They will perform BBVD classics like "You & Me and The Bottle Makes Three (Tonight)" and "Go Daddy-O," as well as new material! The gorgeous sprung hardwood dance floor will be available for dancing for this event, so bring your dancing shoes! There is a $35 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.

L.A.: MEREDITH PATTERSON AT THE GARDENIA

Meredith Patterson will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, August 30th & 31st at 9:00 pm. Having lived the classic understudy's dream-come-true in 2001 when she made her Broadway debut taking over the starring role of "Peggy Sawyer" in the Tony Award-winning revival of 42nd Street, Miss Patterson went on to star in its Moscow production, thus becoming the first American actress to perform in an English-speaking theatrical venture in Russia. She originated the role of "Judy Haynes" at the Marquis Theater in the Broadway production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and was featured as "one of the last 3 girls for the role of 'Val'" in Every Little Step, the Sony documentary covering the revival of A Chorus Line. She graced the stage as "Polly Browne" in The Boy Friend, directed by the legendary Julie Andrews, and made her L.A. theater debut as "Louise Maske" in Steve Martin's adaptation of The Underpants, at the Geffen, for which she received critical acclaim. She has also played "Francesca" on the daytime soap All My Children, and had a 5-episode arc opposite Candace Bergen and Tom Selleck on ABC's Boston Legal. She debuted her solo jazz show at New York City's Birdland Jazz Club, and has also performed at Feinstein's at the Regency. This performance marks her Gardenia debut. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA AT YOSHI'S

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday through Sunday, August 30th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (6:00 & 8:00 Sunday). There is a change in the weather and sound for Ottmar Liebert's release entitled 'Dune.' Magic men are said to be drawn to the desert sands. Sometimes they come as sculptors like Christo that put up strange and beautiful environments that inspire. Sometimes they come as Native American medicine men or old Japanese Kyoto masters to meditate and postulate. And sometimes, just plain and simple great artists disguised as guitar players. Liebert's new release "Dune" sits firmly in the crosshairs of it all. Random beauty - airy, rhythmic and sometimes funky; sounds to put you inside of full and empty spaces, at the same time. Ottmar is always exceptionally brilliant and mysterious. There is a $20-$30 cover - depending on day & time.

SF: DARLENE POPOVIC IN "LOVE! IT'S LOVELY! IT'S FUNNY! IT CAN DRIVE YOU CRAZY!"

One of San Francisco's favorite performers, Darlene Popovic, presents a love songfest by such composers as Gershwin, Berlin, Sondheim and Kander & Ebb to name a few at SOCIETY AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Saturday, August 31st at 4:00 pm in her show "Love! It's Lovely! It's Funny! It Can Drive You Crazy!" Darlene takes you on a musical journey from breathless beginnings to crazed resolutions proving that we've all been there, have laughed and have survived! Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: DOMINIC ALLDIS: A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE NAT KING COLE TRIO

The urbane and sophisticated Dominic Alldis will present a special tribute to the magic of the Nat King Cole Trio at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Saturday, August 31st at 8:00 pm. He will be accompanied by Andrew Cleyndert (bass) and Colin Oxley (guitar). Alldis has built a unique musical career over 30 years, spanning the rich and varied musical worlds of classical music, jazz piano and cabaret singing. Equally at home with a conductor's baton in hand, performing with his jazz trio or entertaining an audience with songs at the piano, Dominic's fluency in many different musical languages and flair for bringing them together in a distinctive way puts him in a category all of his own. The King Cole Trio pioneered the piano-bass-guitar combo which was hugely popular throughout the 40s, 50s and 60s. The show will include swinging interpretations of 'This Can't Be Love', 'Autumn Leaves' and 'Route 66', as well as cabaret songs by Dave Frishberg and Blossom Dearie, and latin songs by Tom Jobim. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: WILLIE-MAE PERRY: SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME

Willie-Mae Perry brings her show Someone to Watch Over Me to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, August 30th at 7:00 pm. A stylist, in the American Standard genre, Willie-Mae is equally comfortable singing Jazz, Broadway Show tunes, and inspiritational music. She has also worked with bassists Paul West and Lisle Atkinson, trumpeter Michael Lewis; pianist Ishmael Wallace, drummers Jackie Williams, Greg Bufford and the late Earl Williams. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: OUR YOUTH PRESENTS "A NIGHT AT THE DUPLEX"
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Our Youth (a non profit organization that helps LGBT youth & their straight allies within the NY & NJ area) brings you A NIGHT AT THE DUPLEX on Friday, August 30th at 9:30 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). The show is a benefit that promise to deliver some the most AMAZING talent in the Tri State area. Featuring from the Wendy Williams and Show & Show time at The Apollo Miss Nicole Ortiz! As well as the vocal styles of Mr. Bennie Lee, comedy by the hilarious I'wante Diamond, and an all star diva tribute. Honoring Selena is the cha cha diva of Our Youth Angeline Oz, honoring Whitney Houston the incomparable ByancaRaye LoveStorm, and honoring The Boss Diana Ross the Panamanian princess Zarria Oz! There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SIBLING REVELRY WITH ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY

The dynamic sisters Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway are teaming up together again to bring Sibling Revelry to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday & Thursday, August 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, August 30th & 31st at 8:00 pm; with a late show on Friday the 30th at 11:00 pm. The award-winning show, making its way back to New York for the first time in over 15 years, promises to be the cabaret event of the summer. Separately, these Tony-nominated sisters have enjoyed their own stellar careers, but when these singular talents blend their voices, it is not to be missed! There is a $50-$70 cover (varies by show) plus a $25 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: CHARLIE PARKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) salutes Charlie "Bird" Parker this week with a Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration with Vincent Herring (alto sax), Tom Harrell (trumpet), George Cables (piano), and Victor Lewis (drums). Performances are Monday through Saturday, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Born August 29th, 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. As the central figure in the development of bebop in the 1940s Bird was a legendary figure in his own lifetime and was idolized by those who worked with him including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell and Miles Davis. He was the inspiration for Birdland and practically defined its mission as the home for modern jazz in New York City. Since his death in 1955 at age 34 Bird has inspired every subsequent generation of jazz artist and left a rich legacy of distinctive compositions and signature melodic vocabulary that still informs every style of jazz. For his celebration Birdland presents a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ROY AYERS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday through Sunday, August 28th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ayers is among the best-known, most loved, and respected jazz and R&B artists on the music scene today. Now entering his sixth decade in the business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-Soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. Although the new millennium has seen Ayers release fewer new albums, he remains a pop culture hero, as music industry heavyweights like Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Will Downing, and Talib Kweli seek him out for collaborations and sample his old hits. In many ways, his music is still years ahead of its time. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: GRACE KELLY AT THE IRIDIUM

Singer/saxaphonist Grace Kelly will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday & Saturday, August 30th & 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. When it comes to saxophonist / vocalist / composer / lyricist / arranger Grace Kelly, people seem tobe divided into two groups: those who marvel at her proficiency, creativity and ever-accelerating growth, and those who have yet to encounter the 19-year-old wunderkind. The ranks of the former category are growing by the day. Trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly's three-night stand as guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in Washington, DC. Harry Connick, Jr. heard Kelly in a master class on a December afternoon and brought her on stage to sit in with his band that night. Since then, Kelly has been voted "Best Jazz Act" in Boston three consecutive years in the FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll, received the ASCAP Foundation's Young Jazz Composers Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 and won "Jazz Artist of the Year" at the Boston Music Awards in both 2008 and 2010. The 2009, and 2010, Downbeat Critics Poll added to her list naming her one of the "Alto Saxophone Rising Stars", the youngest ever to be named so. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TRIO DA PAZ AND FRIENDS WITH THE MUSIC OF JOBIM & GETZ

Keeping an unprecedented streak alive for the sixth consecutive year, Trio da Paz comes to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) for a two-week summer residency. Performances are Tursdays through Sundays, August 27th through September 8th. Formed in 1990 by three of Brazil's most in-demand master musicians, Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. With their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations, and dazzling rhythms, this group redefines Brazilian jazz. Reserve your seats quickly to make sure you don't miss out on this high-demand annual tradition.There is a $25-$45 cover (varies nightly).

BOS: SCULLERS PRESENTS PHIL PERRY

Phil Perry will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday, August 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Perry is an American R&B singer, songwriter, musician and a former member of the soul group The Montclairs from 1971 to 1975. His single, a cover of Aretha Franklin's version of "Call Me," hit the top spot on the R&B chart. in the early 70s Phil quickly became one of the most sought-after backing vocalists in the music business. Phil's 1994 album PURE PLEASURE yielded another hit with his version of "If Only You Knew" and also featured a seven-minute version of The Spinners' classic "Love Don't Love Nobody." Known for his skill in multiple musical genres, Phil began achieving success in the contemporary jazz arena through his featured vocals on albums by Lee Ritenour, The Rippingtons and others. His next solo album, ONE HEART ONE LOVE, hit the Top Five of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart. In the year 2000, the critically acclaimed album, THE BOOK OF LOVE, was released, followed by the 2001 album MAGIC, which highlighted Phil's songwriting prowess.Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.

TOR: GEORGE EVANS QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The George Evans Quartet will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) Thursday through Saturday, August 29th through 31st at 9:00 pm. The Jazz Bistro has captured George for three of the seven days he has in this swing through Toronto and with George swing is the operative word. Don't miss this opportunity to see one of North Americas best interpreters of the American Songbook as he breaths life into some of the best lyrics every written. Always someone who works with the best in the business George will be accompanied by Mark Eisenman - piano, Pat Collins - bass and Joel Haynes - drums. There is a $15 cover, Thursday & Friday; $20 cover on Saturday.


MD: BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ PRESENTS KING SOUL

Born of a mutual passion for the deep, down home sounds of an earlier time, eight-piece band King Soul is bringing the excitement of real Southern Soul to a new audience at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, August 30th at 8:00 pm. Featuring original songs, powerful vocals, soaring horn work and driving rhythms, King Soul has become a top draw at area clubs and events. The members of this allstar band hold more than 30 Washington Area Music Association Wammies and Austin Music Awards to its credit. King Soul features vocalist Tom Clifford, guitarist Jake Flack, bassist Mark Noone, Arif Durrani on organ, drummer Ben Holmes, Chris Watling on saxophone, Vince McCool on trumpet, and Lyle Link. There is a $10 cover.


DC: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will performa at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 29th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who is initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. He has been a determined progressive, hoping to reinvigorate the blues as a living African American art with a more contemporary approach and adamantly refusing to treat it as a museum piece whose "authentic" forms needed careful preservation. King eventually modified that approach to a certain degree, attempting to create a more explicit link between blues tradition and the general musical present.

DC: FEDERICO PENA AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Uruguayan-born, Argentine-bred, world travelled and DC based pianist/keyboardist/composer Federico [Gonzalez] Pena brings his 'Emergence' Quartet to BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, August 30th & 31st at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Blessed with imaginative musicality and uncanny versatility, Pena is the bearer of an eclectic musical perspective. His South American roots ever present - weaving moods through introspective ballads or making the beat dance and lean on the funk - Federico's ethereal music showcases improvisation informed by a kind of jazz sensibility that keeps the music fresh, interesting and engaging. Rounding out the Quartet are Alfredo Mojica (perc.), Romeir Mendez (bass), Corey Fonville & Quincy Phillips (drums, respectively on Fri. & Sat.). There is a $23 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.

L.A.: MEREDITH PATTERSON AT THE GARDENIA

Meredith Patterson will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, August 30th & 31st at 9:00 pm. Having lived the classic understudy's dream-come-true in 2001 when she made her Broadway debut taking over the starring role of "Peggy Sawyer" in the Tony Award-winning revival of 42nd Street, Miss Patterson went on to star in its Moscow production, thus becoming the first American actress to perform in an English-speaking theatrical venture in Russia. She originated the role of "Judy Haynes" at the Marquis Theater in the Broadway production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and was featured as "one of the last 3 girls for the role of 'Val'" in Every Little Step, the Sony documentary covering the revival of A Chorus Line. She graced the stage as "Polly Browne" in The Boy Friend, directed by the legendary Julie Andrews, and made her L.A. theater debut as "Louise Maske" in Steve Martin's adaptation of The Underpants, at the Geffen, for which she received critical acclaim. She has also played "Francesca" on the daytime soap All My Children, and had a 5-episode arc opposite Candace Bergen and Tom Selleck on ABC's Boston Legal. She debuted her solo jazz show at New York City's Birdland Jazz Club, and has also performed at Feinstein's at the Regency. This performance marks her Gardenia debut. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: VERONICA KLAUS SINGS THE PEGGY LEE SONGBOOK

San Francisco chanteuse Veronica Klaus appears SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Thursday & Friday, August 29th & 30th at 8:30 pm in her critically acclaimed show featuring the music of Peggy Lee. She will be accompanied by the Tammy L. Hall Trio. Veronica's keen sensibility and eclectic taste guarantee an evening of intriguing musical selections, encompassing a broad range of material from jazz and pop to originals and obscure gems. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA AT YOSHI'S

Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday through Sunday, August 30th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (6:00 & 8:00 Sunday). There is a change in the weather and sound for Ottmar Liebert's release entitled 'Dune.' Magic men are said to be drawn to the desert sands. Sometimes they come as sculptors like Christo that put up strange and beautiful environments that inspire. Sometimes they come as Native American medicine men or old Japanese Kyoto masters to meditate and postulate. And sometimes, just plain and simple great artists disguised as guitar players. Liebert's new release "Dune" sits firmly in the crosshairs of it all. Random beauty - airy, rhythmic and sometimes funky; sounds to put you inside of full and empty spaces, at the same time. Ottmar is always exceptionally brilliant and mysterious. There is a $20-$30 cover - depending on day & time.

LON: ZOE FRANCIS AT CRAZY COQS

Zoe Francis will be featured at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday, August 30th at 8:00 pm. Zoe started singing while living in New York for an extended stay, regularly attending the workshops of legendary Dr. Barry Harris before singing at clubs and theatres throughout Manhattan with established musicians. Her sojourn in the Big Apple cemented her love of the American Songbook composers and their lesser known songs. Now making a name for herself in London at a variety of venues, Zoe will be singing songs from her first album Looking For A Boy. Accompanied by award-winning pianist Dave Newton and guitarist Colin Oxley. Call for cover/minimum information.

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THURSDAY - AUGUST 29th

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NYC: KAREN FITZGERALD AND THE GODDESS REVUE

Karen Fitzgerald brings her Goddess Revue to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, August 29th at 7:00 pm. After playing dozens of leading ladies in musical theater, e.g. Mama Rose in Gypsy, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, the actress formerly known as Karen Abrami changed her name and her life as she landed in NYC and began her adorable rebellion. It led her to pleasure class, to her hit solo show, Hot Mama Mahatma, and now back to singing as she invites you on the ride to becoming a turned on woman! And she is joined by some of her other rebels in an evening of song, dance, and burlesque ... which means there will be partial nudity! They are: Lauren Abrami, Erica Bryan, Kitty Cavalier, Kelly Garone, Ann Moller, Omayra Rolon, Vivi La Voix. Piano Accompanist is Karen Dryer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RICH JENKINS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Singer/guitarist Rich Jenkins will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, August 29th at 9:30 pm. With an extensive repertoire ranging from Fats Waller's swinging stride standards of the 30′s to George Benson's contemporary classics, Jenkins covers the music America grew up with and loves. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

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

The dynamic sisters Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway are teaming up together again to bring Sibling Revelry to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday & Thursday, August 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, August 30th & 31st at 8:00 pm; with a late show on Friday the 30th at 11:00 pm. The award-winning show, making its way back to New York for the first time in over 15 years, promises to be the cabaret event of the summer. Separately, these Tony-nominated sisters have enjoyed their own stellar careers, but when these singular talents blend their voices, it is not to be missed! There is a $50-$70 cover (varies by show) plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: 54 SINGS MITCHELL

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


NYC: CHARLIE PARKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) salutes Charlie "Bird" Parker this week with a Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration with Vincent Herring (alto sax), Tom Harrell (trumpet), George Cables (piano), and Victor Lewis (drums). Performances are Monday through Saturday, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Born August 29th, 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. As the central figure in the development of bebop in the 1940s Bird was a legendary figure in his own lifetime and was idolized by those who worked with him including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell and Miles Davis. He was the inspiration for Birdland and practically defined its mission as the home for modern jazz in New York City. Since his death in 1955 at age 34 Bird has inspired every subsequent generation of jazz artist and left a rich legacy of distinctive compositions and signature melodic vocabulary that still informs every style of jazz. For his celebration Birdland presents a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZICAL FUSION AT BIRDLAND

JAZZICAL FUSION, featuring Martin Piecuch, Regan Ryzuk & Ron Murray, will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday, August 29th at 6:00 pm. JAZZICAL FUSION uniquely merges two musical schools of thought by creating a listening experience that is, at once, original,exhilirating and unexpected. It encompasses the fullness of Western civilization's musical development, with timeless classic melodies woven together with modern jazz and ancient folk music of Europe and the Americas. From the serene beauty of a Bach cantata to the irrepressible rhythmic vitality of a Venezuelan joropo, Jazzical Fusion casts a spell of musical magic. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ROY AYERS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday through Sunday, August 28th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ayers is among the best-known, most loved, and respected jazz and R&B artists on the music scene today. Now entering his sixth decade in the business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-Soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. Although the new millennium has seen Ayers release fewer new albums, he remains a pop culture hero, as music industry heavyweights like Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Will Downing, and Talib Kweli seek him out for collaborations and sample his old hits. In many ways, his music is still years ahead of its time. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: THE RIDES ON TOUR AT THE IRIDIUM

THE RIDES ON TOUR featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd And Barry Goldberg move into IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday & Thursday, August 28th & 29th, each night at 8:00 pm only. The Rides is a new all-star blues-rock trio formed by legendary singer-songwriter and Buffalo Springfield/ CSN/ CSN&Y principal Stephen Stills, fellow guitar slinger Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and venerable Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg. The group will tour throughout September in support of its debut album, Can't Get Enough, which was released on August 27th on 429 Records. The series of dates kicks off with the band filming a concert for television from New York City's iconic Iridium Jazz Club on August 28th and 29th, and wraps on September 27th at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV. Highlights also include shows at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston (9/7), Theatres at Westbury in Westbury, NY (9/8), Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, WI (9/13), The Backyard in Austin, TX (9/21), and The Fillmore in San Francisco (9/25). Singer-songwriter Beth Hart is the tour's opening act. Last December, Hart captured the spotlight when she joined Jeff Beck at the Kennedy Center Honors to pay musical tribute to Buddy Guy, and she recently sang at Eric Clapton's Crossroad Guitar Festival at New York's Madison Square Garden. There is a $75 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TRIO DA PAZ AND FRIENDS WITH THE MUSIC OF JOBIM & GETZ

Keeping an unprecedented streak alive for the sixth consecutive year, Trio da Paz comes to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) for a two-week summer residency. Performances are Tursdays through Sundays, August 27th through September 8th. Formed in 1990 by three of Brazil's most in-demand master musicians, Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. With their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations, and dazzling rhythms, this group redefines Brazilian jazz. Reserve your seats quickly to make sure you don't miss out on this high-demand annual tradition.There is a $25-$45 cover (varies nightly).

BOS: MARC CARY - FOR THE LOVE OF ABBEY

Marc Cary will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 ) on Thursday, August 29th at 8:00 pm. For the Love of Abbey, Marc Cary's first solo piano recording, is the most personal and heartfelt of tributes, shedding light on Abbey Lincoln's remarkable body of work and honoring her extraordinary gift for melody and songcraft. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.

TOR: GEORGE EVANS QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The George Evans Quartet will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) Thursday through Saturday, August 29th through 31st at 9:00 pm. The Jazz Bistro has captured George for three of the seven days he has in this swing through Toronto and with George swing is the operative word. Don't miss this opportunity to see one of North Americas best interpreters of the American Songbook as he breaths life into some of the best lyrics every written. Always someone who works with the best in the business George will be accompanied by Mark Eisenman - piano, Pat Collins - bass and Joel Haynes - drums. There is a $15 cover, Thursday & Friday; $20 cover on Saturday.


MD: PROJECT NATALE AT BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ

Project Natale will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, August 29th at 8:00 pm. Project Natale is a band of brothers that has gained world-wide repsect as jazz musicians fusing elements of the old and new. Bassist Joe and drummer Lou Natale formed the group when they moved to the DC area in 1998, and were joined by Carl Cornwell on tenor saxophone and Bob Butta on piano. The group recently released their newest album, "Endangered Liberties," which is receiving airplay world-wide. Their performances captivate and please listeners, and they continue to astonish the crowds wherever they perform. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will performa at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 29th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who is initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. He has been a determined progressive, hoping to reinvigorate the blues as a living African American art with a more contemporary approach and adamantly refusing to treat it as a museum piece whose "authentic" forms needed careful preservation. King eventually modified that approach to a certain degree, attempting to create a more explicit link between blues tradition and the general musical present.

SF: JEFF GOLUB WITH BRIAN AUGER AT YOSHI'S

Contemporary jazz guitarist Jeff Golub AND jazz-rock keyboardist Brian Auger will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, August 29th at 8:00 pm, to celebrate the release of their new album 'Train Keeps A Rolling'. It's been a wild two years since guitarist Jeff Golub released his last album, "Three Kings," which paid tribute to blues legends B.B., Freddie & Albert King. As the record was released, the optic nerves in Golub's eyes inexplicably collapsed leaving him blind. Adjusting to his new life meant adopting Luke, a guide dog. While attempting to catch a New York City subway last September, Golub fell onto the tracks as a train rapidly approached. He was clipped and dragged by the train as Luke and bystanders frantically attempted to help. Miraculously Golub escaped with only minor scrapes and bruises. Undaunted and as boisterous as ever, Golub stands defiantly, toting his guitar with Luke perched at his feet, at the crossroads of train tracks on the cover of his aptly titled new album, "Train Keeps A Rolling," which was released August 13th by Entertainment One Music. For Golub's 12th solo album he teamed with British keyboard great Brian Auger for a rollicking 11-song collection of soul, jazz, blues and rock combining Golub's raw bluesy guitar licks with Auger's hallmark Hammond B-3 organ. There is a $28 cover.

SF: VERONICA KLAUS SINGS THE PEGGY LEE SONGBOOK

San Francisco chanteuse Veronica Klaus appears SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Thursday & Friday, August 29th & 30th at 8:30 pm in her critically acclaimed show featuring the music of Peggy Lee. She will be accompanied by the Tammy L. Hall Trio. Veronica's keen sensibility and eclectic taste guarantee an evening of intriguing musical selections, encompassing a broad range of material from jazz and pop to originals and obscure gems. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: ROBERT HABERMANN - MAD ABOUT THE MOVIES

Robert Habermann's Great American Songbook Series presents MAD ABOUT MOVIES - The Story of the Hollywood Musical from 1927, when Al Jolson uttered the immortal words "You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet!" at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Thursday, August 29th at 8:00 pm. Robert Habermann, voted New York's Best International Performer of the Manhattan Cabaret, was discovered by legendary American singer Margaret Whiting. He has lived in the USA, where he has undertaken several major tours and where he was lucky to meet many of the composers of the Great American Songbook. He has performed with Margaret Whiting, Kay Starr, Steve Ross, Rosemary Squires and the late Loonis McGlohan, who wrote songs for Sinatra. He has been the lead singer for a number of Big Bands and has performed at Purcell Room, London's South Bank Centre, the Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium, London's Pizza On The Park, The Pheasantry, Pizza Express and many other venues in the UK. Tonight's programme includes: The Trolley Song, 42nd Street, Too Marvellous For Words, My Foolish Heart, Moonlight Becomes You, True Love and many more film hits, climaxing with a medley of twenty Oscar-winning songs. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 28th

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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 28th areJanine Divita (Anything Goes), Brian Charles Rooney (3 Penny Opera), David Ippolito (Possibility Junkie), Milla (cabaret star), and Broadway Rising Star, Ally Bonino. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SIBLING REVELRY WITH ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY

The dynamic sisters Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway are teaming up together again to bring Sibling Revelry to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday & Thursday, August 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, August 30th & 31st at 8:00 pm; with a late show on Friday the 30th at 11:00 pm. The award-winning show, making its way back to New York for the first time in over 15 years, promises to be the cabaret event of the summer. Separately, these Tony-nominated sisters have enjoyed their own stellar careers, but when these singular talents blend their voices, it is not to be missed! There is a $50-$70 cover (varies by show) plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE MEETING* HOSTED BY JUSTIN SAYRE MOVES TO 54 BELOW

Fresh from the success of Night of a Thousand Judys, The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre has moved to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for a six month run starting on July 24th at 9:30 pm. Additional dates are August 28th, September 25th, October 30th, November 20th and December 18th. All shows are at 9:30 pm. Known for its signature blend of outrageous comedy, politics, culture and everything in between, The Meeting* is moving uptown after four seasons of packed houses in the West Village. Justin Sayre and The Meeting received the 2012 Bistro Award for "Comedy Artistry" and a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance. The monthly events have featured popular guest stars such as Nellie McKay, Robin Byrd, Marilyn Maye, Christian Campbell, Lea DeLaria, Frank DeCaro, Lance Horne, Lady Rizo, Tituss Burgess, Kenny Mellman, Maude Maggart, Jack Ferver, Murray Hill, Jeffery Self, Cole Escola, Bridget Everett and more. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO: YOUTH IN A ROMAN FIELD

On Wednesdays at 11:30 pm, THE STUDIO at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: comedians, musicians, songwriters, improv groups, just to name a few. Youth in a Roman Field is the project of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Claire Wellin and includes several gorgeous collaborators in Tiffany Topol, Scott Stangland, Cassidy Shea Stirtz, and Patrick Wellin. Influenced by folk, jazz, and classical sounds from both at home and across a sea or two, the group uses guitar, violin, viola, accordion, trumpet, ukelele and voices to tell stories about and to the world. The Youth, who came together in Chicago, released their debut album 'of grit and grace' in May 2013. Claire and Tiffany are in New York rehearsing for the national tour of 'Once,' in which Claire plays 'Reza' and Tiffany stands by for 'The Girl.' There is no cover, just a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: VINSON VALEGA GROUP

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 28th features the Vinson Valega Group (Vinson Valega, drums; Nicki Denner, piano; Anton Denner, alto sax & flute; Chris Bacas, tenor & soprano sax; Gary Wang, bass). Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: CHARLIE PARKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) salutes Charlie "Bird" Parker this week with a Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration with Vincent Herring (alto sax), Tom Harrell (trumpet), George Cables (piano), and Victor Lewis (drums). Performances are Monday through Saturday, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Born August 29th, 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. As the central figure in the development of bebop in the 1940s Bird was a legendary figure in his own lifetime and was idolized by those who worked with him including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell and Miles Davis. He was the inspiration for Birdland and practically defined its mission as the home for modern jazz in New York City. Since his death in 1955 at age 34 Bird has inspired every subsequent generation of jazz artist and left a rich legacy of distinctive compositions and signature melodic vocabulary that still informs every style of jazz. For his celebration Birdland presents a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ROY AYERS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday through Sunday, August 28th through September 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ayers is among the best-known, most loved, and respected jazz and R&B artists on the music scene today. Now entering his sixth decade in the business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-Soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. Although the new millennium has seen Ayers release fewer new albums, he remains a pop culture hero, as music industry heavyweights like Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Will Downing, and Talib Kweli seek him out for collaborations and sample his old hits. In many ways, his music is still years ahead of its time. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: THE RIDES ON TOUR AT THE IRIDIUM

THE RIDES ON TOUR featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd And Barry Goldberg move into IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday & Thursday, August 28th & 29th, each night at 8:00 pm only. The Rides is a new all-star blues-rock trio formed by legendary singer-songwriter and Buffalo Springfield/ CSN/ CSN&Y principal Stephen Stills, fellow guitar slinger Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and venerable Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg. The group will tour throughout September in support of its debut album, Can't Get Enough, which was released on August 27th on 429 Records. The series of dates kicks off with the band filming a concert for television from New York City's iconic Iridium Jazz Club on August 28th and 29th, and wraps on September 27th at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV. Highlights also include shows at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston (9/7), Theatres at Westbury in Westbury, NY (9/8), Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, WI (9/13), The Backyard in Austin, TX (9/21), and The Fillmore in San Francisco (9/25). Singer-songwriter Beth Hart is the tour's opening act. Last December, Hart captured the spotlight when she joined Jeff Beck at the Kennedy Center Honors to pay musical tribute to Buddy Guy, and she recently sang at Eric Clapton's Crossroad Guitar Festival at New York's Madison Square Garden. There is a $75 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TRIO DA PAZ AND FRIENDS WITH THE MUSIC OF JOBIM & GETZ

Keeping an unprecedented streak alive for the sixth consecutive year, Trio da Paz comes to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) for a two-week summer residency. Performances are Tursdays through Sundays, August 27th through September 8th. Formed in 1990 by three of Brazil's most in-demand master musicians, Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. With their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations, and dazzling rhythms, this group redefines Brazilian jazz. Reserve your seats quickly to make sure you don't miss out on this high-demand annual tradition.There is a $25-$45 cover (varies nightly).

NE: BACA OPEN MIC AT FIRST PARISH CHURCH
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

The next BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists ) OPEN MIC will be held on Wednesday, August 28th at FIRST PARISH CHURCH (35 Church Street, Watertown Square, MA) from 7:15 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 7:00 pm). This month the show is hosted by Matt BenDaniel, Bill Duffy is accompanist. There will be a raffle with prizes from Kathleen Kolman, Molly Ruggles, Lisa Hall, and Anne Woonteiler. Singers should prepare up to two songs with music charts in the correct key. There is a $10 cover for BACA members, $13 for non-members.

BOS: THE JASON PALMER SEPTET PLAYS MINNIE RIPERTON AT SCULLERS

The Jason Palmer Septet will salute the music of Minnie Riperton at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, August 28th at 8:00 pm. Boston-based trumpeter Jason Palmer continues his rise to stardom on the national and international music scene. Whether it's sharing the stage with Grace Kelly and Phil Woods at the Hollywood Bowl or Jack DeJohnette at the Newport Jazz Festival, he is sure to bring a fiery, heart-warming tone to the souls of concertgoers worldwide. Now you can join him in celebrating the critically-acclaimed release of his latest project on SteepleChase Records entitled Take a Little Trip, which pays homage to 70's songstress Minnie Riperton. This will be the US premier of the 4-star (out of 5) rated album (from Downbeat Magazine) and will feature creative arrangements of classic songs from Minnie's songbook including Loving You, Memory Lane, and Inside my Love. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.

BOS: GRAMMY-WINNING GUITAR LEGEND ALBERT LEE AT THE REGATTABAR

Grammy-winning guitar legend Albert Lee will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the CHARLES HOTEL (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, August 28th at 7:30 pm. Lee has toured and recorded with a host of top-selling artists: Joe Cocker, Emmilylou Harris, Eric Clapton, Jackson Browne, Roseanna Cash, The Crickets, Rodney Crowell, Nanci Griffith and countless others. Albert remains an occasional member of the Crickets, and tours regularly with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. Albert released additional solo efforts "Heartbreak Hill" in 2003 and "Road Runner" in 2006. A summer jaunt with John Jorgenson prompted Albert to form his own US band in 2011. With several sell-out performances already behind them, the newly minted Albert Lee Band continues to entertain audiences across the USA. Albert's next big project is the 70th Birthday Celebration, a solo album, documentary and concert project celebrating his illustrious career in music. There is a $25 cover.

MD: GOTTA SWING DANCE NIGHT WITH ALL WHEEL JIVE

Drop-in beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, August 28th at 7:30 pm and then dance with All Wheel Jive from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. 8-10 pm. Blues, but more. Bringing together influences from blues, rock and roll, and just a little touch of rockabilly, All Wheel Jive, fronted by guitar virtuoso Brian Gross, boasts three strong vocalists. This new band features musicians selected from other bands specializing in blues, swing, and rockabilly. With a blending of different but complimentary styles, All Wheel Jive offers a unique voice to the Washington DC-Metro area music community. The band's performances have been receiving great reviews. There is just a $10 cover.

SF: CASEY ABRAMS AT YOSHI'S SAN FRANCISCO

22-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol finalist Casey Abrams will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, August 28th at 8:00 pm. Aprams proves he is here to stay with his self-titled debut album on Concord Records. Casey, co-wrote sang played bass, acoustic guitar, drums, Wurlitzer and even recorder. Casey Abrams opens with the finger-snapping cool of "Simple Life," affirming there's a genuine artist at work here. "Ghosts" and "Get Out," prove Casey's capability as a contemporary songwriter, "Wore Out My Soul" shows his R&B balladeer chops and he makes musical mini-movies on both "Great Bright Morning" and "Midnight Girl." Casey Abrams reflects the organic creativity he found with his collaborators and the ensuing natural ease that was a hallmark of making it. Even though his prodigious artistic gifts and widescreen creative vision augur many great things in the future, his ambition at heart remains very simple. There is a $22 cover.

LON: LEANNE MASTERTON WITH SOMETHING GOOD

Leanne Masterton presents In SOMETHING GOOD: the music of Richard Rodgers, one of the most prolific writer of musicals in the 20th century at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Wednesday, August 28th at 8:00 pm. From his well known partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein to his lesser known collaboration with Stephen Sondheim, don't miss the wonderful music from Carousel, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, No Strings, Babes in Arms and many, many more. Leanne Masterton, born and bred in South Wales is delighted to be returning to perform in London, adding The Crazy Coqs to The Pheasantry, Pizza On the Park and Jermyn Street Theatre to her list of credits. Her personable, easy approach to working in front of a live audience promises an evening of relaxed entertainment, funny and heart rending in turn. Call for cover/minimum information.

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TUESDAY - AUGUST 27th

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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 8th at 9:30 pm & 11:30 pm; Tuesday, August 13th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 15th at 9:30 pm & 11:30 pm; Tuesday, August 20th at 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 22nd at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm; Tuesday, August 27th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm; Thursday, August 29th at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm. Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the woman's Suffragette movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed. Tickets available through https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/922622 - plus there is a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LAST TUESDAY WITH JAMES JACKSON, JR.

Performance artist James Jackson, Jr. is back at the East Village burlesque mainstay, DUANE PARK (308 Bowery, NYC - 212-732-5555) hosting a new monthly event entitled "Last Tuesday". Boasting some of the hottest cabaret artists, musicians, and live performances New York City has to offer, each showcased and sharing the stage with Mr. Jackson as host for the evening. This month's guest is Bridget Barkan. Bridget is a true artist. Born and raised in New York City, her raw, vibrant talent & soulful vintage sound pulsates in every story & song she shares. Her music is honest, emotional and universal, singing of new love, lost love, love for self and love for the world. This redhead siren's old school, bluesy sarcasm fills the room with laughter as her search for meaning & wisdom can bring the crowd to tears. Just off tour, performing worldwide with glam/pop band Scissor Sisters who opened for Lady Gaga, Bridget has worked with various producers & artists including House music legend Todd Terry for the dance singles "Brighter Days" and "Suga Free," creating sparks on the inter webs & the dance floor. With a band lead by handsome piano man extraordinaire Elliot Roth, and a story lead with James' unrivaled sass this team has cooked up a brew that is bound to bring Duane Park to it's knees once again. Show is complimentary with your reservation for dinner and drinks.

NYC: WBGO JAZZ SERIES PRESENTS GLORIA LYNNE

World class jazz and R&B singer Gloria Lynne makes her 54 Below debut on Tuesday, August 27th with performances at 7:00 & 9:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). The show is part of the WBGO Jazz Series. Harlem-born and musically raised in churches and jazz & blues clubs, Ms. Lynne is one of the loveliest voices in the history of American popular music. She first gained international renown with her signature hit "I Wish You Love" and has worked with Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, and other musical giants in her storied five-decade career. Ms. Lynne sings with a strong, meticulous grace that you must come to 54 Below to hear for yourself. 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 27th are With Special Guests:Telly Leung (Godspell, Glee), Celisse Henderson (Godspell, In Transit), Cortney Wolfson (Kinky Boots, The Addams Family), The Stone Brothers and Michelle Dowdy (Hairspray). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHARLIE PARKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) salutes Charlie "Bird" Parker this week with a Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration with Vincent Herring (alto sax), Tom Harrell (trumpet), George Cables (piano), and Victor Lewis (drums). Performances are Monday through Saturday, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Born August 29th, 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. As the central figure in the development of bebop in the 1940s Bird was a legendary figure in his own lifetime and was idolized by those who worked with him including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell and Miles Davis. He was the inspiration for Birdland and practically defined its mission as the home for modern jazz in New York City. Since his death in 1955 at age 34 Bird has inspired every subsequent generation of jazz artist and left a rich legacy of distinctive compositions and signature melodic vocabulary that still informs every style of jazz. For his celebration Birdland presents a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE MAURICE BROWN EFFECT AT THE BLUE NOTE

Grammy award winning trumpet virtuoso/super-producer Maurice "Mobetta" Brown will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday, August 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Maurice is always involved with a wealth of projects, recording dates and concert appearances that will keep his fans abuzz with anticipation. Later this year, Maurice will release the follow-up to his critically acclaimed sophomore release, "The Cycle of Love" (Brown Records). This project will again feature his dynamic quintet, the Maurice Brown Effect, who recorded the Cycle of Love, one of 2010's cutting edge jazz recordings. When Maurice picks up his horn, his trademark soulful melodies soar into a rarefied space that uniquely marries traditional be-bop to hip-hop, producing a sound where neither genre is watered down. Brown continues to explore and expand all musical boundaries. His intuitive musical vision lights a fire under traditional jazz, adds sonic horn playing to rock n' roll and pushes the production edge in hip-hop & r&b to new creative heights. There is a $10-$15 cover.

NYC: TRIO DA PAZ AND FRIENDS WITH THE MUSIC OF JOBIM & GETZ

Keeping an unprecedented streak alive for the sixth consecutive year, Trio da Paz comes to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) for a two-week summer residency. Performances are Tursdays through Sundays, August 27th through September 8th. Formed in 1990 by three of Brazil's most in-demand master musicians, Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. With their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations, and dazzling rhythms, this group redefines Brazilian jazz. Reserve your seats quickly to make sure you don't miss out on this high-demand annual tradition.There is a $25-$45 cover (varies nightly).

TOR: SEAN MERIDITH-JONES: MUSIC FOR THE MUSIC LOVER IN ALL OF US

Sean Meredith-Jones wll perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday & Wednesday, August 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. The title of his most recent full-length album, Turn Up the Good, speaks volumes about Toronto guitarist Sean Meredith-Jones. His mission is to embody the very best elements from a wide range of popular music styles - jazz, blues, pop, funk, gospel, Latin, and reggae - into his own highly original and impeccably authentic voice. Schooled by and among the very best at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jones has the compositional and technical mind of a world-class jazz guitarist; if there's a dominant thread to his music, it's the echoes of technically-brilliant jazz innovators like Pat Metheny and others who remember that jazz was North America's original popular music. His spirit is southern blues and gospel, with the viscerally haunting power of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Junior Kimbrough. The richly atmospheric Hammond B3 lines bring to mind and ear contemporary funk/fusion artists such as Medeski Martin & Wood. And although he's an instrumental composer, Jones is inspired by the warm, soulful vocal melodies of pop/crossover stars like Norah Jones and Sheryl Crow. There is a $10 cover.


DC: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS: KIYEM ADE

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

SF: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

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

LON: RICHARD NAVARRO WITH STRING DOLLS

Richard Navarro, a versatile singer and multi-instrumentalist and an acclaimed songwriter in his own right, brings his show STRING DOLLS to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday, August 27th at 8:00 pm. The show, featuring unique arrangements of songs by great female artists from the 1970's to the present, including Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Camille, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox and more, is a breathtaking feast of violin, piano, double bass and soaring vocals, all delivered with the help of a loop pedal, allowing Richard to add layers of strings, trumpet and percussion. Backing is provided by the outstanding Nicholas Thurston on double bass. Richard Navarro's live show is becoming one of the most talked about on the national jazz-songwriter circuit. A 2013 appearance at The Stables and tour support for the likes of Joan Armatrading, Gwyneth Herbert and James Taylor Quartet have drawn outstanding reviews, with Richard's witty, original material and unique arrangements of well-known songs entertaining a wide spectrum of audiences. Call for cover/minimum information.

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

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "SHAKESPEARE SOIREE" open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) the last Monday night each month from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Bronwyn is joined by Jim Allen at the piano. Relate your song or monolog to a Shakespearean character! Or not... ! Come and sing and talk or make other magic! Shakespearean verse for all in The Willie the shakeandspeakebox!. Calling all singers, songwriters, actors, poets, comics, magicians, comics, madmen and lovers! Everyone is invited to drop in, sing a song, meet new friends and have a fun time in the Village. No cover, $15 minimum at tables.

NYC: FEELING GOOD WITH MARSHALL SIMON AND FRIENDS

Vocalist Marshall Simon presents 'Feeling Good' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, August 26th at 7:00 pm. The show features guest vocalist Karl Dixon and, all the way from Prague, the great Laco Deczi and his jazz band. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SCOTT NEVINS LIVE, IN NYC!

Award winning TV Personality & Comedian Scott Nevins returns to NYC with his critically acclaimed one man show for one night only at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, August 26th at 9:30 pm. Scott is known as the "Hilarious Hottie" from truTV's hit show "The World's Dumbest", and the INSTINCT Magazine Cover guy. Nevins returns to NYC for the first time in over a year with his scandalous comedy romp Scott Nevins Live! The evening is jam packed with side splitting insider Hollywood gossip, never-before-heard outrageous tales of Scott's favorite Stars, hilarious personal anecdotes about his family and dating life, his stint as a Judge for the Miss Kentucky Pageant, plus Nevins' infamous show stopping celebrity vocal impressions. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ALEXIS FISHMAN AT 54 BELOW ONE NIGHT ONLY

Alexis Fishman makes a triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, August 26th at 7:00 pm for one night only. Look for her to perform everything from tunes made famous by the likes of Amy Winehouse and Antonio Carolos Jobim, to compositions by some of musical theatre's newest and most dynamic young composers - and maybe some fun with the ukulele. An Australian native and award-winning musical actress, Alexis left the competition in the dust when she recently walked away as the winner of The New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF) highly competitive "Next Broadway Sensation" competition, a highlight of the festival and a New York musical theatre tradition amongst those in the know. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SIERRA BOGGESS AT 54 BELOW

Broadway knows her as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera and as aspiring opera star Sharon Graham in Master Class. London knows her for her Olivier Award-nominated performance in Love Never Dies. Now, 54 Below audiences will see a brand new side of this Drama Desk-nominated actress when she makes her official cabaret debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Mondays, August 19th & 26th at 9:30 pm. One of Broadways most promising new talents, expect a range of tunes from songwriters both new and old, and vocals that stretch from the sublime to the divine. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE CALLBACK: PRELIMINARIES


The Callback returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 ) on Mondays, at 11:30 pm, this season, with Emily McNamara leading the way as host. Every Monday, contestants at The Callback will perform for a chance to win their own cabaret show at 54 Below. Contestants are chosen by video audition, their performances recorded and uploaded to 54 Below's Facebook and Youtube page, and each week, a winner is determined by audience vote to progress to the next round. "The Callback" contestants may also have the chance to sing in front of industry executives and Broadway celebrity guest judges as they move forward in the competition. For more information on "The Callback" rules or how to submit an audition video, please visit http://www.54Below.com. No cover charge, just a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY'S JAMES BARBOUR AT BIRDLAND

Broadway's James Barbour will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, August 26th at 7:00 pm as part of the Broadway at Birdland Series. Barbour was nominated for the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Sydney Carton in the Broadway musical version of A Tale of Two Cities, and won the Sarasota Magazine Best Actor Award for the Asolo Rep pre-Broadway production. He has starred on Broadway in such Tony-Award winning shows as Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, Disney's Beauty and the Beast as The Beast, Carousel as Billy Bigelow, Urinetown as Officer Lockstock and as Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre (Drama League Awardnomination). He also appeared in the Broadway production of Cyrano and the national tour of The Secret Garden. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: LAKECIA BENJAMIN AT THE BLUE NOTE

Lakecia Benjamin will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, August 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. A streetwise New York City native born and raised in Washington Heights, Lakecia Benjamin has become one of the most highly sought-after players in soul and funk music. Charismatic and dynamic as both a saxophonist and bandleader, she has worked with Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Macy Gray, and more. She has performed on four continents, and her extensive recording credits include saxophone and arrangements for Santigold, Maurice Brown, the Clark Terry Big Band, Krystle Warren, and Talib Kweli, among others. After being so in demand as a collaborator, Benjamin has recently taken center stage in her own right with the release of her unconventional soul and funk album Retox (2012), on Motema Music. The debut disc finds the saxophonist showing off her impeccable purist jazz resume with a deep, kaleidoscopic, and ingeniously arranged mix of original old school soul and funk songs. There is a $10-$15 cover.

NYC: TEN YEARS AFTER "A TRIBUTE TO ALVIN LEE"

Ten Years After (Joe Gooch - Guitar/Vocals, Leo Lyons - Bass, Ric Lee - Drums & Chick Churchill - Keyboards) will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday, August 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In 1967, four young musicians from Nottinghamshire, England, Leo Lyons, Ric Lee, Chick Churchill together with Alvin Lee, formed Ten Years After and became one of the biggest names and the most explosive quartet on the world stage. Their now legendary encore, "I'm Going Home" performed at The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in August 1969, was captured on film and exposed their jazz, blues, rock amalgam to a large audience of movie-goers who were blown away by the intensity of the band's performance when the Academy Award winning documentary was released in 1970. Their ten-minute appearance in the film is an acknowledged highlight and established Ten Years After a place in the rock history. A chance opportunity early in 2002 for the three founder members of Ten Years After - Leo Lyons (bass), Chick Churchill(keyboards) and Ric Lee (Drums) to work together gave them an insight into the intense, re-awakened interest in the band. It is by public request, that the band is back together. With the addition of new band member, sensational, twenty-five year old guitarist / vocalist Joe Gooch, they are recreating the music, energy and excitement they have been known for over the past four decades. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ANDY MILNE TRIO FEATURING ANDREW CYRILLE WITH JOHN HEBERT

The Andy Milne Trio Featuring Andrew Cyrille with John Hebert will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, August 26th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Little is known about this unrecorded trio, but the uncertainty just adds to our anticipation of this performance. Milne, the highly talented pianist, has had an eclectic career, working with Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, and Dianne Reeves, composing for a William Shatner documentary, and leading his own groups like the funky, poetry-infused Dapp Theory. Bassist John Hebert is a first-call player in New York, thanks to his versatility and ability to add to any group's sound. Andrew Cyrille is one of the preeminent free jazz drummers, having worked with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Coleman Hawkins, Mary Lou Williams, and Cecil Taylor. What the members of this trio share is a rare ability to thrive in challenging and unusual groupings, with each of them individually driven to stretch his boundaries. Milne, Hebert, and Cyrille collaborate with other artists not just for the sake of playing, but to elevate their art by creating something new and learning from it. There is a $25 cover.

DC: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

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