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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SEPTEMBER 2013


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 22nd

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NYC: RUN EXTENDED: BARBARA MALLEY IN OUT OF ORDER
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After four performances in April and May of this year, Barbara Malley's "Out of Order" show has been extended at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) . New dates are Sunday, September 22nd at 4:00 pm; and Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:30 pm. This is Barbara's fourth show in Nyc and has received glowing recommendations. The show is directed by Barry Kleinbort and musical direction by David Gaines and Donna Kelly on drums. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: GO MAHAN RETURNS IN "GO TO BREL!"

After an almost twelve year hiatus, GO MAHAN returns to cabaret performance with his all new show "GO TO BREL! Go Mahan salutes Jacques Brel". The show will be presented as part of The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's Fall Repertory Season and will be performed at THE PARADISE FACTORY THEATRE (64 East 4th Street, NYC - 212-465-3446). Show dates are Friday, September 20th at 10:000 pm; Sunday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, September 25th at 2:00 pm. Musical Direction is by Peter Kiesewalter, founder of the Grammy Award Nominated "East Village Opera Company" (Decca Records) "Brooklyn Rundfunk Orchestrata" et al, ass well as producer and arranger of singer/songwriter Jane Siberry's newest, soon to be released CD. "GO TO BREL!" features fiourteen songs written by iconic Belgian songwriter, Jacques Brel, as interpreted by Mr. Mahan. He has been described as one of the most dramatic and exciting singers ever seen in New York cabaret. Astonishing ... Hypnotic ... Incomparable ... Absolutely mind-bending. Tickets are $25 at http://www.phoenixtheatreensemble.org/ but Discount Tickets are available at TDF http://www.tdf.org/ .
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NYC: JAMIE DE ROY & FRIENDS OPENS NEW SEASON AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM SEPTEMBER 22nd


Kick off the fall season on the first evening of Autumn with celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy for a special edition of her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Sunday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Joining Jamie for interviews and songs will be Shelly Burch (Stop The World - I Want to Get Off, Annie, Nine); Tony award-winning lyricist, writer, and director & Broadway legend Martin Charnin (Annie, Two by Two, The First); Tony Award-winner and fan-favorite, Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, Elf); Tony Award-nominee and accomplished cabaret performer Euan Morton (The Film Society, Sondheim on Sondheim, Taboo); and comedian/actor/writer Reese Waters ("The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Late Show with David Letterman"). Barry Kleinbort will direct, Ron Abel will serve as musical director and Tom Hubbard will be on bass. The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 23 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the worlds of cabaret, theater, music and comedy. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

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

NYC: "DIAMOND LIL" CDELEBRATING MAE WEST'S 120TH BIRTHDAY

Darlene Violette stars as Mae West in "Diamond Lil" celebrating Mae West's 120th Birthday on Sunday, September 22ndat 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). Additional performances are scheduled for Sunday, October 27th at 7:30 pm; Sunday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm; Sunday, November 10th at 8:30 pm; Sunday, November 17th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 pm. The cast will be costumed in 1890s Bowery style, actress Darlene Violette and actor Sidney Myer present the 1932 novel "Diamond Lil" written by Mae West in Mae's words - enhanced with period songs and live music by Brian McInnis. At intervals, historian and playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo leads an "Armchair Tour" through the boisterous Bowery and Chinatown of the 1890s with rare vintage images you have never seen before. Originally staged on Broadway in 1928, "Diamond Lil" written by and starring Mae West remained popular onstage until its final performances in 1951. The 3-hour drama set on the Bowery during the 1890s has been adapted into an 85-minute version by playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo. Actress Darlene Violette stars as the irresistible diamond-draped Queen of the Bowery and is supported by a fine cast featuring Sidney Myer, Anthony DiCarlo, Joanna Bonaro, Gary Napoli, Juan Sebastian Cortes, Kimmy Foskett, Jim Gallagher with live music by Brian McInnis. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minim

NYC: TWO REAL DOCTORS PERFORM DAMAGED CARE

"Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy about Health Care in America" will be performed on Saturday, September 21st at 2:00 pm & Sunday, September 22nd at 1:30 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). The show is written and performed by "The Singing Doctors," Greg LaGana, M.D. and Barry Levy, M.D. Musical Direction is by Brad Ross and the show is directed by Michael Schiralli. In the tradition of Forbidden Broadway and the Capitol Steps, Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy about Health Care in America provides a hilarious internal examination of health issues that concern us all, including depersonalization of care, weakening of the doctor-patient relationship, unnecessary tests, overwhelmed emergency rooms, and the rise of "super-bugs." Drs. LaGana and Levy, who wrote the book and lyrics, have performed Damaged Care to rave reviews across the country over the past 16 years, and continue to update the show as new issues arise. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RYAN GREER JAZZ GROUP AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

The Ryan Greer Jazz Group will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, September 22nd at 9:30 pm. In his return to The Metropolitan Room, vocalist Ryan Greer leads a remarkably pared-down and smooth combination of his own Ryan Greer Jazz Group, with Neil Flink on guitar and Mark Verdino on bass. The intimate set, titled "Whisper Low," is a fresh take on the cool-jazz sound. Reinventing essential standards and post-bop classics from Harold Arlen to Eddie Harris, Duke Ellington to Chick Corea, the evening also features original Ryan Greer Jazz Group compositions. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KINGSLEY AND PRINCE RETURN IN DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE

Evangelia Kingsley and Chip Prince return to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, September 22nd at 4:00 pm and Monday, September 30th at 9:30 pm with their new show DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE. Featuring the iconic song by Leonard Cohen along with material of Gershwin, Porter, Rorem, Waits, and many more, Chip and Evangelia will explore dance through song. They are joined on stage by special guests, and offstage by director, Eliza Beckwith. Evangelia met Chip during Baz Luhrmann's production of La Boheme and they have worked together happily ever since. The seed for DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE was planted during their previous collaboration, PLACES TO LIVE: TRAVELING MUSIC FOR THE RESTLESS. Along with director, Eliza Beckwith (known for world premieres of original and complex plays with Ensemble Studio Theatre and New Directions Theatre), they have created a surprising, funny and emotionally powerful journey through song. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TWO-TIME TONY AWARD-NOMINEE ROBIN DE JESUS WITH PATTI ISSUES

"PATTI ISSUES", the hit solo play written by Ben Rimalower, will continue its hit New York run with Sunday night performances at 9:30 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) from September 8th to October 27th, starring Broadway's Robin De Jesus, star of the film Camp and two-time Tony Award nominee for In the Heights and La Cage Aux Folles (also soon to be starring opposite Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Goldblum in Lincoln Center Theater's Domesticated, opening November 4th.) The piece celebrated its year anniversary at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE and ran through Thursday, August 15th with Rimalower performing. Written by Ben Rimalower and Directed by Aaron Mark. Meantime, Ben will perform "PATTI ISSUES" in Boston, Glasgow, and Berlin in August and September, plus an upcoming South Florida "mini-tour". Ben recently presented the show in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Berkeley, Provincetown, the Fire Island Pines and Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Watertown, CT. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: YESTERDAY ONCE MORE - A 70'S CABARET

Celebrate the days of disco, pop, rock and the golden era of the singer-songwriter at 'Yesterday Once More - A 70's Cabaret' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Sunday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm. The show is a groovy cabaret sung by pals Dena Cubbin and Shanna Siegmund, backed by their funky band of guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. Boogie to the music of Abba, Blondie, The Carpenters, Donna Summer, Billy Joel, Elton John and more. It'll be Dy-no-mite! There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ADAM PASCAL RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

54 Below favorite Adam Pascal, star of Broadway's Rent, Aida, Chicago, Cabaret & Memphis, triumphantly returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Sunday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm with a brand new evening of music! With musical partner Larry Edoff, look for the duo's signature versions of classic Broadway tunes, along with original compositions and pop rock standards. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ANTHONY RAPP UNPLUGGED AT 54 BELOW

One of Broadway's most celebrated rock and rollers, Anthony Rapp (Broadway's Six Degrees of Separation, Rent, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, etc.) brings his new Unplugged evening of stories and songs to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Sunday, September 22nd at 9:30 pm. He will be joined on stage by musical director Dan Weiss. Unplugged audiences can expect to hear some of the great songs that have inspired Anthony: Elvis Costello's "Allison," "Creep," "Losing My Religion," and many others. And what evening with Anthony Rapp would be complete without hearing some iconic songs from Rent and Hedwig & The Angry Inch? There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 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.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON THEME IS "IT'S MY PARTY AND I'LL SING IF I WANT TO!"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas, which returns to ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sunday, September 22nd from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "It's My Party And I'll Sing If I Want To!". Guest Host/Pianist will be Jeff Cubeta. Co-Host will be Robin Westle. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": THE MUSIC OF JULIE LONDON
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, September 22nd, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of Julie London. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://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: NEW GARY BURTON QUARTET 70th BIRTHDAY TOUR

New Gary Burton Quartet 70th Birthday Tour with special guest Arturo Sandoval will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. On Gary Burton's debut release on Mack Avenue Records, Common Ground, the Grammy-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album since 2005, but is also introducing his latest band. Known as the New Gary Burton Quartet, the group is comprised of guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Common Ground features 10 tunes, including six remarkable originals by quartet members as well as two impressive numbers by pianist Vadim Neselovskyi (a former Burton band member), a gem from the Keith Jarrett songbook and an intriguing arrangement of the standard "My Funny Valentine," spotlighting Lage. Well-known throughout his five-decade career for his quartets (beginning with his 1967 group featuring Larry Coryell, Roy Haynes and Steve Swallow), Burton is returning to the configuration for the first time since the mid-'90s. He expresses great enthusiasm for the new band's alchemy. There is a $30-$45 cover.


NYC: RYAN COHAN QUARTET WITH NEW CD LAUNCH AT THE IRIDIUM

Keystone Korner Nights / Todd Barkan presents the Ryan Cohan Quartet, launching a new CD at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, September 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ryan Cohan's Quartet, featuring Geof Bradfield (tenor & soprano saxophones), Lorin Cohen (bass) and Kobie Watkins (drums), have been playing together in the USA and internationally since 2003 (The Quartet was twice chosen for the 2008-2009 Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program sponsored by Jazz At Lincoln Center and the U.S. State Department). Guggenheim Fellow, Ryan Cohan, has distinguished himself as a vital original voice to be heard amongst the elite young jazz artists on the global music scene today. Upon receiving his performance degree from DePaul University in 1993, Cohan began making his mark playing and writing with the top jazz and Latin musicians in Chicago. He has since performed with many iconic artists and stellar ensembles including Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Locke, Paquito D'Rivera, Jon Faddis, Kurt Elling, Pat La Barbera, Andy Narell, Regina Carter, Michal Urbaniak, Otis Clay, Orbert Davis, The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW Ensemble among many others. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Marcus Roberts Trio with Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums, perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258- ) on Thursday through Sunday,September 18th through 22nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. A leading and, in some ways, unparalleled piano trio, formed by three top representatives of their instruments, the Marcus Roberts Trio is one of the easiest recommendations in jazz. Anyone interested in piano jazz, or in the larger genre itself, should not hesitate to reserve a seat with us for this series. Featuring Marcus Roberts, Rodney Jordan, and Jason Marsalis, the group plays originals and versions of standards that are full of surprises, yet somehow always accessible. Few groups manage to so constantly display creativity and virtuosity without at some point getting mired by uncomfortable or questionable abstractions, but the Marcus Roberts Trio, action-packed and always tasteful, is as solid as they come. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover, depending on day of week.

TORONTO: DAVID SEREDA IN JAZZ BISTRO'S "A MONTH OF SUNDAYS" BRUNCH SERIES

David Sereda takes the stage for the popular Sunday Brunch jazz/cabaret series "A Month of Sundays" at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) with shows on September 15th, 22nd and 29th at 12:30 pm. Passion, humour, rhythm and poetry combine in his unique songs, delivered with a voice that cuts to the heart. Hear songs from his new CD, Boyfriend as well as songs from Sereda's original musicals - including one in progress - mixed with tunes by his musical inspirations. There is a $15 plus brunch.

DC: STANLEY JORDAN AT BLUES ALLEY

Guitarist Stanley Jordan will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 19th through 22md with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer. Never one to be locked into constraints when it comes to musical expression, genres or applications, the Palo Alto, California-born prodigy is a progressive thinker with goals and ideals that stretch far beyond record deals, fortune or fame. Though he maintains a busy international touring schedule and recently recorded several special independent CDs, his broader interests stretch into the realms of Music Therapy and Sonification. Call for cover/minimum information.

MD: ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN SINGS THE MUSIC OF ABBA

Arrival From Sweden will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Sunday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm in the worlds greatest ABBA tribute show "THE MUSIC OF ABBA". The group tours the world together with ABBA original musicians. ABBA was the greatest pop group of all, only compared with Elvis and the Beatles. ABBA started in 1971 and ended as a group in 1982. Their legacy will live forever. The music, the passion and happiness will continue through their fantastic music, from generation to generation. ABBA are and will always be loved by the whole world. Arrival From Sweden soon became one of the world's most popular and most selling ABBA show band and since the start in 1995, the band has toured over 50 nations and appeared in several of TV - and radio shows all over the world. 30 SOLD OUT tours in North America since 2005. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: HOLLYWOOD LIVE! IN BOCA RATON

HOLLYWOOD LIVE! will be featured at Jan McArt's Ice Cream Social for benefactors of the LIVE AT LYNN SERIES at the WOLD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT LYNN UNIVERSITY (3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL - 561-237-9000) on Sunday, September 22nd at 3:00 pm. HOLLYWOOD LIVE! is produced by ShaRell Productions (Shari Upbin and Sandi Durell) and continues to open in theatres along the east coast. Starring on September 22nd will be Amy Miller Brennan, John Larviere, Irene Adjan and Jay Stuart (Broadway - Applause, The Music Man, Grand Tour). Musical Direction by Carbonell winner Eric Elsford. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHICAGO: KAT VICTORIA: SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY

Kat Victoria Miller returns to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sunday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm & Monday, September 23rd at 8:00 pm with her show 'She Works Hard For The Money.' Kat will be erving up hot and cold numbers about life as an actor and as a waitress in a testament to working girls everywhere and tribute to the icons that have made her a stand out in Chicago since 2001. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

L.A.: MUSICAL THEATRE GUILD TO PRESENT "OUR BROADWAY SCRAPBOOK"
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT


MUSICAL THEATRE GUILD, the winner of the Los Angles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will present OUR BROADWAY SCRAPBOOK, a benefit concert at their new venue: THE ANN AND JERRY MOSS THEATRE AT NEW ROADS SCHOOL (3131 Olympic Boulevard< Santa Monica, CA) on Sunday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm, two months in advance of their inaugural Moss Theatre season opening. All proceeds from this one-night-only event will benefit the New Roads School. The company of professional performers, who normally present concert-staged readings of seldom seen musicals, will present OUR BROADWAY SCRAPBOOK; a tuneful and humorous retrospective from the past seventeen seasons of Musical Theatre Guild shows. The benefit will serve to introduce a Westside audience to this award-winning group and raise funds for the New Roads Schools arts programs. Written by Duane Poole, directed by Todd Nielsen with musical direction by John Boswell and hosted by Jason Graae, OUR BROADWAY SCRAPBOOK will feature MTG company members: Eydie Alyson, Eileen Barnett, Roger Befeler, Chuck Bergman, Teri Bibb, Jill Marie Burke, Melissa Lyons Caldretti, Dan Callaway, Melissa Fahn, Chris Warren Gilbert, Gordon Goodman, Jennifer Gordon, Jason Graae, Steven Hack, Pamela Hamill, Kim Huber, Damon Kirsche, Marsha Kramer, Roy Leake, Jr., Jennifer Malenke, Shauna Markey, Jennifer Shelton, Glenn Shiroma, Shannon Warne and Susan Watson. Tickets for OUR BROADWAY SCRAPBOOK are $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children and can be purchased by visiting http://broadwayscrapbook.brownpapertickets.com.


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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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 September 21st & 28th 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: TWO REAL DOCTORS PERFORM DAMAGED CARE

"Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy about Health Care in America" will be performed on Saturday, September 21st at 2:00 pm & Sunday, September 22nd at 1:30 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). The show is written and performed by "The Singing Doctors," Greg LaGana, M.D. and Barry Levy, M.D. Musical Direction is by Brad Ross and the show is directed by Michael Schiralli. In the tradition of Forbidden Broadway and the Capitol Steps, Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy about Health Care in America provides a hilarious internal examination of health issues that concern us all, including depersonalization of care, weakening of the doctor-patient relationship, unnecessary tests, overwhelmed emergency rooms, and the rise of "super-bugs." Drs. LaGana and Levy, who wrote the book and lyrics, have performed Damaged Care to rave reviews across the country over the past 16 years, and continue to update the show as new issues arise. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CABARET CARES 8: JOSEPH'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Cabaret Cares, the MAC Award Winning Benfit Series, returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, September 21st at 6:30 pm for the start of Season 8. Join Joseph Macchia as he turns Forty and Fabulous. When Joseph turned 35 he decided there would be no more parties or presents. He just wanted to celebrate his Birthday by helping the children of Help Is On The Way Today, the non for profit he started 6 years ago to help children living with HIV and AIDS. Cabaret Cares has raised over $80,000 in its first seven seasons. He is joined by some of his favorite Broadway and Cabaret performers. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN


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


NYC: LAURA BENANTI WITH CD RELEASE SHOW AT 54 BELOW

Celebrating the release of her brand new, "Live at 54 Below" CD, Laura Benanti, the star of stage and screen who starred as Maria in The Sound of Music on Broadway at the age of 18, makes a triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 pm; Friday, September 20th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm and Saturday, September 21st at 8:00 pm. A Tony winner for her acclaimed performance as Gypsy Rose Lee in the recent Broadway revival of Gypsy, Benanti garnered Tony nominations for her work in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Into the Woods and Swing, and starred in NBC's The Playboy Club in addition to guest starring on The Big C for Showtime, Law & Order: SVU and many other roles in film and television. Laura recently starred in NBC's Go On opposite Matthew Perry. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND

Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, September 21st at 11:00 pm. A full sized jazz orchestra composed of seventeen musicians all play bandleader Charlie Rosen's re-imagined arrangements of an eclectic mix of tunes from Broadway's past, present and beyond! Both modern and classic showtunes are on display in this hugely unique and winning evening, sung by the best and brightest of Broadway's young generation of leading performers in the timeless tradition of a big band. Featuring Nick Blaemire (Godspell, Dogfight), Tony Award Nominee Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange, Shrek, Love's Labour's Lost), Ariana DeBose (Bring It On, Motown), Hannah Elless (Godspell, Somewhere In Time), Jason Gotay (Bring It On, F#%king Up Everything), Caissie Levy (Ghost, Hair, Murder Ballad), Monet Julia Sabel, and Alysha Umphress (On A Clear Day..., American Idiot). Directed by Max Friedman. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BARBARA CARROLL AT BIRDLAND IN SEPTEMBER

NYC Jazz icon Barbara Carroll performs on Saturdays, September 7th and 21st at 6:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Barbara Carroll's inventive piano playing and unique vocal sound transforms any composition into something hip and urbane. In a sixty-year career she has gone from being dubbed "the first girl ever to play bebop piano" by Leonard Feather in 1947, to today being dubbed a "singer who turns song lyrics into personal dramatic monologues." Carroll broke into jazz in the late 1940s, a time when women had a hard time gaining acceptance in that world. Still, she secured a gig at the Downbeat Club, opposite Dizzy Gillespie's big band, which launched her career. Save for a decade off to raise her daughter, Carroll has been a regular on the New York jazz scene ever since. There is a $35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS: COLTRANE REVISITED ALL-STAR QUINTET

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) presents 'Coltrane Revisited' Tuesday through Saturday, September 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The all-star quintet includes pianist Steve Kuhn, tenor saxophonists Mark Turner & Eric Alexander, drummer Andrew Cyrille and bassists Lonnie Plaxico (9/17-19) and Ben Allison (9/20-21). Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet. He recently released a critically acclaimed ECM recording exploring Coltrane's repertoire. At Birdland, Kuhn leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NEW GARY BURTON QUARTET 70th BIRTHDAY TOUR

New Gary Burton Quartet 70th Birthday Tour with special guest Arturo Sandoval will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. On Gary Burton's debut release on Mack Avenue Records, Common Ground, the Grammy-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album since 2005, but is also introducing his latest band. Known as the New Gary Burton Quartet, the group is comprised of guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Common Ground features 10 tunes, including six remarkable originals by quartet members as well as two impressive numbers by pianist Vadim Neselovskyi (a former Burton band member), a gem from the Keith Jarrett songbook and an intriguing arrangement of the standard "My Funny Valentine," spotlighting Lage. Well-known throughout his five-decade career for his quartets (beginning with his 1967 group featuring Larry Coryell, Roy Haynes and Steve Swallow), Burton is returning to the configuration for the first time since the mid-'90s. He expresses great enthusiasm for the new band's alchemy. There is a $30-$45 cover.


NYC: BLUES SINGER SHEMEKIA COPELAND AT THE IRIDIUM

Blues singer Shemekia Copeland will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday & Thursday, September 18th & 19th at 8:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While still in her 20s, she's opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times andThe Times of London) and shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and John Mayer. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland's shot at the eventual title of Queen of the Blues is pretty clear. By some standards, she may already be there. Born in Harlem, New York, in 1979, Copeland actually came to her singing career slowly. Her father, the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, recognized his daughter's talent early on. He always encouraged her to sing at home, and even brought her on stage to sing at Harlem's famed Cotton Club when she was just eight. Atthe time, Shemekia's embarrassment outweighed her desire to sing. At only 19, Shemekia stepped out of her father's shadow with the Alligator release of 1998 debut recording, Turn the Heat Up!, and the critics raved. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Marcus Roberts Trio with Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums, perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258 ) on Thursday through Sunday, September 18th through 22nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. A leading and, in some ways, unparalleled piano trio, formed by three top representatives of their instruments, the Marcus Roberts Trio is one of the easiest recommendations in jazz. Anyone interested in piano jazz, or in the larger genre itself, should not hesitate to reserve a seat with us for this series. Featuring Marcus Roberts, Rodney Jordan, and Jason Marsalis, the group plays originals and versions of standards that are full of surprises, yet somehow always accessible. Few groups manage to so constantly display creativity and virtuosity without at some point getting mired by uncomfortable or questionable abstractions, but the Marcus Roberts Trio, action-packed and always tasteful, is as solid as they come. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover, depending on day of week.

BOS: JAN PETERS HOSTS OPEN MIC AT CLUB CAFE

Boston favorite Jan Peters hosts open mic on Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 to 11:00 pm at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) with Tom LaMark on piano. Jan's work draws from an extensive repertoire of popular Broadway and standard songs as well as material from promising new songwriters. In addition to her cabaret work, Jan performs throughout the country accompanied by ensembles ranging from intimate jazz groups to large swing orchestras and appears at many of Boston's best nightclubs and hotels. No cover charge before 11:00 pm!

BOSTON: SCULLERS PRESENTS WALTER BEASLEY

Saxophonist Walter Beasley will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over the past two decades, Walter Beasley has artfully and dynamically redefined the phrase "musical Renaissance Man" for the modern generation. Considered by fans and critics alike as "the heir to Grover Washington Jr.'s throne," the Boston-based musician has long mastered an exhilarating high wire act of balancing a successful career as a contemporary jazz recording artist and performer with an equally thriving presence in the field of music education. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.

TORONTO: MANDY LAGAN AT JAZZ BISTRO

Vocalist Mandy Lagan is featured at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st at 9:00 pm. Mandy Lagan's love for singing is clearly evident in her voice, as she brings a remarkable intimacy to the music, expressing sincerity and warmth in a delivery that comes straight from the heart. She has been exploring the repertoire of Joni Mitchell since 1980, and began composing her own material around the same time, followed by an immersion in the world of jazz standards. Mandy has assembled a superb band of accomplished, innovative, creative and really fun musicians. The program will include pieces from VERSES, (The Robert Louis Stevenson Project), along with some of Mandy's favourite songs from Joni Mitchell and various jazz and pop sources. Mandy is joined by David Occhipinti on guitar, Chris Donnelly on piano, Jim Vivian on acoustic bass and Blair Mackay on percussion. There is a $15 cover on Friday, $20 on Saturday.

MD: CASSANDRA WILSON AT BETHESDA BLUES

Jazz-pop chanteuse Cassandra Wilson will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm. Cassandra Wilson is a world renowned vocalist, songwriter, and producer, with an extraordinary following. From the standards on Blue Skies to the Grammy-winning New Moon Daughter, and from the combination of originals and interpretations on both the Belly of the Sun (2001) and Glamoured (2003) to her more recent albums Thunderbird (2006) and Grammy-winning Loverly (2008), Wilson has always continued evolving as a vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Silver Pony, Wilson's most recent project and recipient of the 2011 Soul Train Award for Best Traditional Jazz Album, is the latest step in her evolution. It features a mix of jazz and pop classics as well as songs newly written by Wilson and her band. There is a $50 cover.

DC: STANLEY JORDAN AT BLUES ALLEY

Guitarist Stanley Jordan will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 19th through 22md with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer. Never one to be locked into constraints when it comes to musical expression, genres or applications, the Palo Alto, California-born prodigy is a progressive thinker with goals and ideals that stretch far beyond record deals, fortune or fame. Though he maintains a busy international touring schedule and recently recorded several special independent CDs, his broader interests stretch into the realms of Music Therapy and Sonification. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: HOUSTON PERSON AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Houston Person will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm. Person is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer. Although he has performed in the hard bop and swing genres, he is most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. Person is also known for his distinctive sassy sound and his expressive style of playing. He received the Eubie Blake Jazz Award in 1982. He has more than 75 albums under his own name on Prestige, Westbound, Mercury, Savoy, Muse, and is currently with High Note Records. He has recorded with Charles Brown, Charles Earland, Lena Horne, Etta Jones, Lou Rawls, Horace Silver, Dakota Staton, and more. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHICAGO: KEVIN WOOD PRESENTS SENTIMENTAL JOURNEYS

Kevin Wood presents a cabaret travelogue: 'Sentimental Journeys!' at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturday, September 21st at 8:00 pm. Along with musical director Beckie Menzie, Kevin Wood invites you to join on a cabaret "staycation" featuring songs and stories that reflect various journeys we make through life. Humorous and poignant with a wide variety of music, including Broadway, off-Broadway, and standards. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

S.F.: IN CONCERT WITH JACK JONES AT FEINSTEIN'S

Jack Jones will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) Thursday through Saturday, September 19th through 21st at 8:00 pm (9:00 pm Saturday). Jonescreates an evening that pays tribute to the Great American Songbook. Jack Jones' career has spanned more than 50 years. With a disarming smile, an effortlessly engaging wit and a vocal style that stands alone, Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers ranking with the legendary Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Vic Damone. A true Singers' Singer. A double Grammy winner with 5 nominations as well, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Performing Arts Centers to the London Palladium with musical perfection, vocal passion, phenomenal breath control and impeccable phrasing all unfailingly illustrate why he stands with the luminaries. Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SF: SHANICE AT YOSHI'S

R&B singer Shanice will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, September 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A member of the Motown label roster during the 1990s, R&B singer Shanice was best known for her infectious smash "I Love Your Smile." Shanice Wilson entered show business virtually as a toddler, appearing in a number of musicals and television commercials; by 1984 she was a regular on the series Kids Incorporated, and soon after performed on the program Star Search. Her appearance there caught the eye of A&M Records, and at the age of 11 Shanice was under contract to the label. She issued her debut Discovery in 1987, scoring a pair of minor hits with the singles "(Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance" and "No 1/2 Steppin'." Signing to Motown in 1990, she teamed with producer Narada Michael Walden and recorded Inner Child, scoring with the hit "I Love Your Smile" as well as "I'm Cryin'" and "Lovin' You." Shanice subsequently appeared on a number of movie soundtracks, including Boomerang and Disney's Pocahontas, duetting with Jon Secada on "If I Never Knew You." Her third solo LP, 21 Ways to Grow, appeared in 1994, followed five years later by her self-titled "Shanice" LaFace label debut. Her last CD "Every Woman Dreams" was released in 2007 on her own label and appeared on Billboard's Top 30 R&B Albums. A new CD is currently in production with a release date soon to be announced. Read more here.

LONDON: CELIA IMRIE WITH LAUGHING MATTERS AT CRAZY COQ

The very accomplished film, theatre and TV actress, comedienne, Celia Imrie makes her debut as a cabaret artist at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, September 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm with her show LAUGHING MATTERS. In these tough times, Celia really believes that laughing matters. She will be performing songs and sketches by popular writers such as Jerry Herman, Lynda La Plante, Neil Sedaka, Dorothy Parker, Carole King, Arabella Weir, Noel Coward, Charles Strouse and Mozart. On stage with Celia will be her musical director and pianist Nick Finlow, currently the Musical Director of The Book of Mormons and associate musical supervisor for Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia. On drums will be Mike Porter. Director is Fidelis Morgan. Designer - Gregor Donnelly; Choreographer - Steven Harris. Celia is an Olivier Award-winning English actress. In a career starting in the early 1970s, Imrie has played Marianne Bellshade in Bergerac, Philippa Moorcroft in Dinnerladies, Miss Babs in Acorn Antiques, Diana Neal in After You've Gone and Gloria Millington in Kingdom.

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NYC: GO MAHAN RETURNS IN "GO TO BREL!"

After an almost twelve year hiatus, GO MAHAN returns to cabaret performance with his all new show "GO TO BREL! Go Mahan salutes Jacques Brel". The show will be presented as part of The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's Fall Repertory Season and will be performed at THE PARADISE FACTORY THEATRE (64 East 4th Street, NYC - 212-465-3446). Show dates are Friday, September 20th at 10:000 pm; Sunday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, September 25th at 2:00 pm. Musical Direction is by Peter Kiesewalter, founder of the Grammy Award Nominated "East Village Opera Company" (Decca Records) "Brooklyn Rundfunk Orchestrata" et al, ass well as producer and arranger of singer/songwriter Jane Siberry's newest, soon to be released CD. "GO TO BREL!" features fiourteen songs written by iconic Belgian songwriter, Jacques Brel, as interpreted by Mr. Mahan. He has been described as one of the most dramatic and exciting singers ever seen in New York cabaret. Astonishing ... Hypnotic ... Incomparable ... Absolutely mind-bending. Tickets are $25 at http://www.phoenixtheatreensemble.org/ but Discount Tickets are available at TDF http://www.tdf.org/ .
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NYC: SING ME A STORY - CELEBRATING THE 70S!

HoneckMoss Productions celebrates the best pop story songs of the last 50 years with their show Sing Me a Story - Celebrating the 70s! at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Friday, September 20th ar 7:00 pm. Tonight's performance focuses onfavorite songs from the 70s (with a nod to the 60s) from superstar recording artists like Cher, Carly Simon, Jim Croce and Barry Manilow, among others. Performers include Malcolm Armwood, Jessica Dyer, Kelsey Lake, Meghan Shanahan, and Jordan Wolfe. With Musical Direction and special appearance by Andrew Sotomayor. Conceived & Directed by Lisa Moss, produced by Thomas Honeck. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BETTE AND BARRY: BACK TO THE BATHHOUSE

Bette Midler tribute artist Donna Maxon revisits the glorious 70's with her new cabaret show BETTE & BARRY: BACK TO THE BATHHOUSE at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Friday, September 20th at 7:30 pm. The show was co-written by Maxon and director Michael Schiralli. Maxon stars as the Divine Miss M, performing a hilariously bawdy act of tunes, monologues, and jokes. The show co-stars musical director Fonda Feingold as Barry Manilow, and the duo proudly pays homage to the partnership that Midler and Manilow began at New York's Continental Baths in 1970. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: 250TH SHOWCASE GALA CELEBRATION BY SETH BISEN-HERSH

This summer, Seth Bisen-Hersh presented his 250th Talent Showcase, which he has been producing, emceeing and accompanying nearly weekly since April 2007 at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). To celebrate, he is presenting five 250th Showcase Gala Celebration Concerts of his work featuring 85 showcase alumni to celebrate! Concert dates are Tuesdays, September 10th & 17th; Fridays, September 20th & 27th; and Wednesday, September 25th - all shows at 7:00 pm. Seth is a prolific, versatile composer/ lyricist and performer. His musicals include Love Quirks, Stanley's Party (Manhattan Children's Theatre, 2010), More to Love, The Spickner Spin (2004 Fringe NYC Audience Favorite Award), and Meaningless Sex (2003 Fringe NYC Audience Favorite Award). He has also written and starred in 8 cabaret/song cycles of his work, most recently If Adele Can Do It, So Can I. Additionally, he produces two annual charity concerts of his work featuring Broadway performers: Broadway Meows and Broadway Can!, and writes/ stars in the web series Every Day a Little Seth now entering its third season. More info at http://www.sethbh.com . There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KIM CANZANI AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Kim Canzani performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Friday, September 20th at 7:00 pm. Kim started her career immediately after graduating from Adelphi University with a bachelor's degree in Theatre. She worked for several theatre and production companies and sang her way across New York City from the decks of The Spirit of New York to the famous Greenwich Village piano bars. While the music never stopped, over time, Kim made a professional home in corporate America, where she now works as a building manager for Savitt Partners, a real estate company in the heart of the Fashion District. This personal cabaret is the result of life throwing too many curve balls at her to ignore. She decided to sing again after a 16 year hiatus as a tribute to the "single" New Yorker, always finding fun and happiness in a city that never sleeps. Kim is a devout New Yorker and has lived in the city for 25 years. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CRISTINA FONTANELLI: "WITH A SONG IN MY HEART"

Cristina Fontanelli will appear at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Friday, September 20th at 9:30 pm. Cristina has become a well-known personality through her recordings, her appearances on TV, radio, in concert, nightclubs, and opera, and through her acting debut on network television. Her most recent accomplishment is as PBS Host for Andrea Bocelli's historic free concert in Central Park also starring Celine Dion, David Foster and Tony Bennett; for the "Il Volo" Spring 2012 special; Vienna Boys Choir and Qi Gong PBS Specials. She is the "voice of Domino's Pizza" on their current national radio commercial, is the voice of "Nonna" on the beloved PBS TV Chef Lidia Bastianich's Christmas special (in over 300 PBS outlets across the U.S.) and has appeared on CBS Weekend in interview / performance/co-hosting roles for the past 2 years. Cristina's beautiful soprano voice has taken her to the White House as part of President Clinton's holiday celebration and on January 20, 2005 Cristina was invited to open the ceremonies at the Stars and Stripes Inaugural Ball for President George W. Bush. This following her "Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts" from the Order Sons of Italy in America (previous honorees have included Luciano Pavarotti). There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: PATRICIA KAAS AT THE TOWN HALL: "KAAS SINGS PIAF"

Critically acclaimed French chanteuse Patricia Kaas pays tribute to legendary musical icon Edith Piaf with "Kaas Sings Piaf," a very special concert marking the 50th Anniversary of Piaf's death at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929) on Friday, September 20th at 8:00 pm. In concert, Patricia Kaas interprets 21 of Piaf's greatest songs with musical arrangements by composer Abel Korzeniowski and an innovative stage design - a marvelous ode to Piaf's career and music! With an internationally-heralded career spanning more than 25 years, Patricia Kaas is the musical heiress of Piaf to audiences across the world, having won 6 Victoires de la Musique and selling over 17 million albums in almost 50 countries. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 and in person at THE TOWN HALL box office.

NYC: LAURA BENANTI WITH CD RELEASE SHOW AT 54 BELOW

Celebrating the release of her brand new, "Live at 54 Below" CD, Laura Benanti, the star of stage and screen who starred as Maria in The Sound of Music on Broadway at the age of 18, makes a triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 pm; Friday, September 20th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm and Saturday, September 21st at 8:00 pm. A Tony winner for her acclaimed performance as Gypsy Rose Lee in the recent Broadway revival of Gypsy, Benanti garnered Tony nominations for her work in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Into the Woods and Swing, and starred in NBC's The Playboy Club in addition to guest starring on The Big C for Showtime, Law & Order: SVU and many other roles in film and television. Laura recently starred in NBC's Go On opposite Matthew Perry. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS: COLTRANE REVISITED ALL-STAR QUINTET

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) presents 'Coltrane Revisited' Tuesday through Saturday, September 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The all-star quintet includes pianist Steve Kuhn, tenor saxophonists Mark Turner & Eric Alexander, drummer Andrew Cyrille and bassists Lonnie Plaxico (9/17-19) and Ben Allison (9/20-21). Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet. He recently released a critically acclaimed ECM recording exploring Coltrane's repertoire. At Birdland, Kuhn leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NEW GARY BURTON QUARTET 70th BIRTHDAY TOUR

New Gary Burton Quartet 70th Birthday Tour with special guest Arturo Sandoval will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. On Gary Burton's debut release on Mack Avenue Records, Common Ground, the Grammy-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album since 2005, but is also introducing his latest band. Known as the New Gary Burton Quartet, the group is comprised of guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Common Ground features 10 tunes, including six remarkable originals by quartet members as well as two impressive numbers by pianist Vadim Neselovskyi (a former Burton band member), a gem from the Keith Jarrett songbook and an intriguing arrangement of the standard "My Funny Valentine," spotlighting Lage. Well-known throughout his five-decade career for his quartets (beginning with his 1967 group featuring Larry Coryell, Roy Haynes and Steve Swallow), Burton is returning to the configuration for the first time since the mid-'90s. He expresses great enthusiasm for the new band's alchemy. There is a $30-$45 cover.


NYC: BLUES SINGER SHEMEKIA COPELAND AT THE IRIDIUM

Blues singer Shemekia Copeland will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday & Thursday, September 18th & 19th at 8:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While still in her 20s, she's opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times andThe Times of London) and shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and John Mayer. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland's shot at the eventual title of Queen of the Blues is pretty clear. By some standards, she may already be there. Born in Harlem, New York, in 1979, Copeland actually came to her singing career slowly. Her father, the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, recognized his daughter's talent early on. He always encouraged her to sing at home, and even brought her on stage to sing at Harlem's famed Cotton Club when she was just eight. Atthe time, Shemekia's embarrassment outweighed her desire to sing. At only 19, Shemekia stepped out of her father's shadow with the Alligator release of 1998 debut recording, Turn the Heat Up!, and the critics raved. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Marcus Roberts Trio with Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums, perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258- ) on Thursday through Sunday,September 18th through 22nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. A leading and, in some ways, unparalleled piano trio, formed by three top representatives of their instruments, the Marcus Roberts Trio is one of the easiest recommendations in jazz. Anyone interested in piano jazz, or in the larger genre itself, should not hesitate to reserve a seat with us for this series. Featuring Marcus Roberts, Rodney Jordan, and Jason Marsalis, the group plays originals and versions of standards that are full of surprises, yet somehow always accessible. Few groups manage to so constantly display creativity and virtuosity without at some point getting mired by uncomfortable or questionable abstractions, but the Marcus Roberts Trio, action-packed and always tasteful, is as solid as they come. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover, depending on day of week.

BOSTON: STEVE SANSOUCIE HOSTS FRIDAY OPEN MIC AT CLUB CAFE

Steve SanSoucie will host the open mic at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) on Friday, September 20th from 9:00 to 11:00 pm, with Jim Rice on piano. A noted performer throughout New England, SanSoucie performs pop hits from the 60's through today. His influences include Stevie Wonder, Elton John, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Donna Summer, Journey, Bacharach, The Monkees and James Taylor. SanSoucie is known for dishing up bawdy repartee sandwiched between every-thing from Motown to popular hits of today. No cover charge before 11:00 pm!

BOSTON: NELLIE McKAY AT THE REGATTABAR

Nellie McKay (singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, ukulele player, mimic, satirist and comedian) will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757 - ) on Friday, September 20th at 7:30 pm. McKay produced her critically acclaimed, debut double album Get Away From Me with Beatles' engineer Geoff Emerick, followed by Pretty Little Head, Obligatory Villagers, Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day, and her latest, Home Sweet Mobile Home. Nellie just finished an extended run in the off-Broadway hit Old Hats (winner of the Lucille Lortel award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and Drama Desk award for Outstanding Revue), and has written two acclaimed musical biographies, "I Want to Live!" the story of Barbara Graham, third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin, and "Silent Spring: It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature" an exploration of environmental pioneer, Rachel Carson. There is a $25 cover.

BOSTON: SCULLERS PRESENTS WALTER BEASLEY

Saxophonist Walter Beasley will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over the past two decades, Walter Beasley has artfully and dynamically redefined the phrase "musical Renaissance Man" for the modern generation. Considered by fans and critics alike as "the heir to Grover Washington Jr.'s throne," the Boston-based musician has long mastered an exhilarating high wire act of balancing a successful career as a contemporary jazz recording artist and performer with an equally thriving presence in the field of music education. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.

MASS: "JAZZ MEETS BROADWAY" WITH THE BILL AND BO WINIKER BAND

JM Productions and The Common Market Restaurant of Quincy, MA present "Jazz Meets Broadway" with the Bill and Bo Winiker Band at THE COMMON MARKET RESTAURANT (110 Willard Street, Quincy, MA - 617-773-9532) on Friday, September 20th with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Join renowned bandleaders Bo & Bill Winiker for a magical, toe-tapping evening of great music with "Jazz Meets Broadway!" From Louis Armstrong to the great swing bands of the 1930's, from exciting late 1940's bebop to the birth of cool jazz in the 1950's, right up to more modern jazz styles of the present day, the Winiker brothers and their skilled musicians will take you on a hip trip, swinging through Broadway history and the great jazz instrumentalists and vocalists who've made the vast body of American Broadway music their own! All Seats are $20.00 in advance & $30.00 at the door.

TORONTO: MANDY LAGAN AT JAZZ BISTRO

Vocalist Mandy Lagan is featured at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st at 9:00 pm. Mandy Lagan's love for singing is clearly evident in her voice, as she brings a remarkable intimacy to the music, expressing sincerity and warmth in a delivery that comes straight from the heart. She has been exploring the repertoire of Joni Mitchell since 1980, and began composing her own material around the same time, followed by an immersion in the world of jazz standards. Mandy has assembled a superb band of accomplished, innovative, creative and really fun musicians. The program will include pieces from VERSES, (The Robert Louis Stevenson Project), along with some of Mandy's favourite songs from Joni Mitchell and various jazz and pop sources. Mandy is joined by David Occhipinti on guitar, Chris Donnelly on piano, Jim Vivian on acoustic bass and Blair Mackay on percussion. There is a $15 cover on Friday, $20 on Saturday.

MD: CASSANDRA WILSON AT BETHESDA BLUES

Jazz-pop chanteuse Cassandra Wilson will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm. Cassandra Wilson is a world renowned vocalist, songwriter, and producer, with an extraordinary following. From the standards on Blue Skies to the Grammy-winning New Moon Daughter, and from the combination of originals and interpretations on both the Belly of the Sun (2001) and Glamoured (2003) to her more recent albums Thunderbird (2006) and Grammy-winning Loverly (2008), Wilson has always continued evolving as a vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Silver Pony, Wilson's most recent project and recipient of the 2011 Soul Train Award for Best Traditional Jazz Album, is the latest step in her evolution. It features a mix of jazz and pop classics as well as songs newly written by Wilson and her band. There is a $50 cover.

DC: STANLEY JORDAN AT BLUES ALLEY

Guitarist Stanley Jordan will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Thursday through Sunday, September 19th through 22md with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer. Never one to be locked into constraints when it comes to musical expression, genres or applications, the Palo Alto, California-born prodigy is a progressive thinker with goals and ideals that stretch far beyond record deals, fortune or fame. Though he maintains a busy international touring schedule and recently recorded several special independent CDs, his broader interests stretch into the realms of Music Therapy and Sonification. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: HOUSTON PERSON AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Houston Person will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm. Person is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer. Although he has performed in the hard bop and swing genres, he is most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. Person is also known for his distinctive sassy sound and his expressive style of playing. He received the Eubie Blake Jazz Award in 1982. He has more than 75 albums under his own name on Prestige, Westbound, Mercury, Savoy, Muse, and is currently with High Note Records. He has recorded with Charles Brown, Charles Earland, Lena Horne, Etta Jones, Lou Rawls, Horace Silver, Dakota Staton, and more. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHICAGO: CATHERINE THOMSON SERVES UP THE RICH DIET OF LIFE

Catherine Thomson returns to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturday, September 14th and Friday, September 20th to serve up a world of sweet melodies and savory lyrics with her show 'The Rich Diet of Life.. The show is a musical feast of delectable ditties. From Broadway to blues and Hollywood to hilarious, there's something for every appetite! Musical director is Becky Menzie. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: KELLYE GRAY RETURNS TO THE BAY AREA

Tex-Jazz Vocalist Kellye Gray returns to the Bay Area to perform at SF JAZZ (201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-920-5299) on Friday, September 20th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. For her SFJAZZ Center debut, she performs an intimate show in the Joe Henderson Lab to celebrate the release of her new album, And, They Call Us Cowboys: The Texas Music Project, which re-imagines the timeless and diverse music of the Lone Star State through the filter of Gray's jazz sensibility. She is joined on stage by Pamela York (piano), Jake Langley (guitar), Marcus Shelby (bass) and David Flores (drums). With her stunning musicality and warm, enveloping voice, Texas native (and Bay Area resident) Kellye Gray is one of the most accomplished jazz vocalists on the national scene. Over her twenty-year career, Gray's profile has continued to grow by leaps and bounds. She has recorded a half-dozen albums as a leader and logged performances at Lincoln Center, The Spoleto Festival and Yoshi's. Tickets are $25.

S.F.: ROY ROGERS & THE DELTA RHYTHM KINGS AT YOSHI'S

Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Friday, September 20th at 8:00 pm. They are known around the world for turning in stunning and inspiring performances wherever they play, regularly bringing audiences to their feet. With 20 recorded albums of diverse and eclectic modern blues, Americana and roots music, Rogers has garnered eight Grammy nominations including work with John Lee Hooker, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Bonnie Raitt. Rogers' diverse music career is limitless, as he continuously stretches the boundaries of slide guitar, as he is widely considered a "visionary guitarist" and "slide virtuoso". Rogers sonically traverses genres while managing to stay true to his American roots-oriented background. There is a $27 cover.

SF: MYKAL ROSE WITH SLY & ROBBIE AT YOSHI'S

The legendary Sly and Robbie will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Friday, September 20th at 10:30 pm. The pair produced many of the great hit reggae rhythm tracks over the years. They have an extensive history. One of their greatest periods, besides touring with Peter Tosh, was during their collaboration with Black Uhuru. Perhaps the highest profile recognition came in 1984, when Michael Rose, Duckie Simpson, Puma Jones, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare won reggae's first Grammy award for the album - Anthem - in 1984. Sly and Robbie are a prolific Jamaican rhythm section and production duo. Drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robert Shakespeare joined in the mid-1970s after establishing themselves separately in Jamaica as professional musicians. Sly and Robbie are estimated to have played on or produced 200,000 recordings, many of them on their own label, Taxi Records. (Open Dance Floor) There is a $39 cover.

S.F.: IN CONCERT WITH JACK JONES AT FEINSTEIN'S

Jack Jones will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063 - ) Thursday through Saturday, September 19th through 21st at 8:00 pm (9:00 pm Saturday). Jonescreates an evening that pays tribute to the Great American Songbook. Jack Jones' career has spanned more than 50 years. With a disarming smile, an effortlessly engaging wit and a vocal style that stands alone, Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers ranking with the legendary Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Vic Damone. A true Singers' Singer. A double Grammy winner with 5 nominations as well, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Performing Arts Centers to the London Palladium with musical perfection, vocal passion, phenomenal breath control and impeccable phrasing all unfailingly illustrate why he stands with the luminaries. Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

LONDON: MICHAEL LAW IN EASY TO LOVE AT THE PHEASANTRY

Singer-pianist Michael Law, founder and musical director of the world famous Piccadilly Dance Orchestra is giving a rare solo performance at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - / ) on Friday, September 20th at 8:00 pm. He will be presenting his show 'Easy to Love', a selection of the songs of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward - and more. In the show, Michael recreates a magical world that we might have forgotten, or never known existed. His interpretations make these classic, great songs sound fresh and newly composed - whether There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner, I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket, I Love Paris, Just One of Those Things, Lady Be Good or Nina (from Argentina). Michael's warm, mellifluous voice and his unique sense of style match perfectly the great songs of the "Golden Age" of popular song - the 1920s to 40s. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: CELIA IMRIE WITH LAUGHING MATTERS AT CRAZY COQ

The very accomplished film, theatre and TV actress, comedienne, Celia Imrie makes her debut as a cabaret artist at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, September 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm with her show LAUGHING MATTERS. In these tough times, Celia really believes that laughing matters. She will be performing songs and sketches by popular writers such as Jerry Herman, Lynda La Plante, Neil Sedaka, Dorothy Parker, Carole King, Arabella Weir, Noel Coward, Charles Strouse and Mozart. On stage with Celia will be her musical director and pianist Nick Finlow, currently the Musical Director of The Book of Mormons and associate musical supervisor for Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia. On drums will be Mike Porter. Director is Fidelis Morgan. Designer - Gregor Donnelly; Choreographer - Steven Harris. Celia is an Olivier Award-winning English actress. In a career starting in the early 1970s, Imrie has played Marianne Bellshade in Bergerac, Philippa Moorcroft in Dinnerladies, Miss Babs in Acorn Antiques, Diana Neal in After You've Gone and Gloria Millington in Kingdom.

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NYC: DONNA HAYES - THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY

After debuting her fourth solo cabaret show in June to a full house and a very enthusiastic response, Donna Hayes returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with an encore performance of "The People We Meet Along The Way", on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m. This show is directed by Gretchen Reinhagen (2013 MAC Award Winner for Best Director) with musical direction by Justin Stoney and Tom Hubbard on bass. John Kander & Fred Ebb, Michael Jackson, Alecia Moore ("Pink"), Diane Warren, U2, Tracy Chapman and Johnny Mercer are just some of the songwriters and artists whose music will be featured in Miss Hayes' set. In this show, she embarks on a musical journey inspired by some of the fascinating people she has met along the way and the lasting impact they have made. She is looking forward to meeting you along the way. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: STEVEN ZUMBO RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA

Steven Zumbo returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 pm. As always, he will present an eclectic show of story and song. In a Steven Zumbo show you can expect to hear material from the American song book, pop and theatre songs and novelty numbers along with a mix of story-telling, both touching and hilarious, all perfectly blended into an hour long show. Gerry Dieffenbach is musical director, Helen Baldassare directs. Zumbo has appeared at Don't Tell Mama dozens of times in as many years as well as The Duplex and Eighty Eights. He is alum of the Eugene O'Neill Cabaret Symposium where he studied with Julie Wilson, Tex Arnold, Craig Carnelia and the late Margaret Whiting. Steven Zumbo has also appeared on the Today Show with Katie Couric during her "dream job" segment and has performed with Tony Bennett and Ms. Couric at Caroline's in NYC. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: 20TH CENTURY GIRL: THE LOIS MORTON SONGBOOK

Songwriter Lois Morton brings her acclaimed show back to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 pm. What happens when you drop an old fashioned girl into a high tech world? You get 20th Century Girl: The Lois Morton Songbook! Lois began writing songs in the late sixties and at the suggestion of Pete Seeger had several topical songs published in Broadside Magazine. After a long hiatus Lois returned to songwriting in 1996, and currently focuses on humorous songs of social commentary in Tom Lehrer/Gilbert & Sullivan style. In 20th Century Girl, Lois and a cast of New York Cabaret's finest deal with cell phones, prescriptions, road rage, thrift shops, clutter, patriotism and even a GPS with attitude! The show also includes her MAC Nominated song, "The Diet is Cast." Join Lois, Kim Grogg, Mary Lahti, Georga Osborne and Sidney Myer for a glimpse into the very funny Lois Morton Songbook. Directed by Lennie Watts, Musical Direction by Paul Greenwood. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: YESTERDAY ONCE MORE - A 70'S CABARET

Celebrate the days of disco, pop, rock and the golden era of the singer-songwriter at 'Yesterday Once More - A 70's Cabaret' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Thursday, September 19th at 7:30 pm. The show is a groovy cabaret sung by pals Dena Cubbin and Shanna Siegmund, backed by their funky band of guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. Boogie to the music of Abba, Blondie, The Carpenters, Donna Summer, Billy Joel, Elton John and more. It'll be Dy-no-mite! There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NANCY VALENTINE & FRIENDS PRESENT MUSIC OF BILLY STRAYHORN

The Season Opener Concert/Party of the DUKE ELLINGTON SOCIETY ) will be held at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) on Thursday, September 19th at 7:30 pm. The event will feature jazz vocalist Nancy Valentine, with special guest Warren Vache, and will be accompanied by John di Martino - Piano, Neal Miner - Bass, Alvin Atkinson, Jr. - Drums and Joel Frahm - Tenor Sax. They will be performing selections from the Billy Strayhorn songbook. Refreshments will be available. There is no cover for members of the society - $20 suggested donation for non-members.

NYC: TITANIA STEELE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Titania Steele performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Thursday, September 19th at 9:30 pm. Titania (a.k.a. Danny Marr) has been tearing up the New York nightlife scene for years with her off-the-wall, larger-than-life outfits. She won the Our Lady of Saliva All Stars Pageant at the Ritz and placed 2nd Runner Up in the Miss Hell's Kitchen Pageant 2012. She has been seen performing at venues all over New York City and is thrilled to be bringing her act to the Metropolitan Room! With her unique brand of song interpretation, she'll be singing the highlights of her life, with some extra special surprises thrown in! It's not to be missed! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LAURA BENANTI WITH CD RELEASE SHOW AT 54 BELOW

Celebrating the release of her brand new, "Live at 54 Below" CD, Laura Benanti, the star of stage and screen who starred as Maria in The Sound of Music on Broadway at the age of 18, makes a triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 pm; Friday, September 20th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm and Saturday, September 21st at 8:00 pm. A Tony winner for her acclaimed performance as Gypsy Rose Lee in the recent Broadway revival of Gypsy, Benanti garnered Tony nominations for her work in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Into the Woods and Swing, and starred in NBC's The Playboy Club in addition to guest starring on The Big C for Showtime, Law & Order: SVU and many other roles in film and television. Laura recently starred in NBC's Go On opposite Matthew Perry. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ALICE RIPLEY BRINGS "RIPLEY REFLECTS' TO 54 BELOW

Following her recent sold out appearance, Tony Winner Alice Ripley returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, September 19th at 9:30 pm with her brand new evening of your favorite music in Ripley Reflects. Expect a carefully crafted sampling of songs from shows in which she was an original Broadway cast member, as well as a healthy serving of melodies that cover a wide range of genres, including her own original tunes! Ripley's recent award-winning turn in Next to Normal (Best Actress in a Musical) took place long after Broadway had already fallen in love with Alice in shows such as Side Show (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations), Sunset Boulevard, The Rocky Horror Show and The Who's Tommy. Ripley Reflects will be captured on a new recording, to be released November 2013. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT AT 54 BELOW: 15:54

Re-inventing the magic on the site of the original Studio 54, Thursday's 15:54 party at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will unlock it's doors to cutting edge Performance Artists and DJs. Produced by Jacob Langfelder and Lance Horne with Errickson Wilcox, the series has already featured performances by Bridget Everett, Molly Pope, Cristin Milioti, Elizabeth A. Davis, Corey Tut, Will Connolly, Michael Moritz, Kiyan, Emma Dean, Amber Martin, Drew Brody, Scott Thompson, Amy G., Trapper Felides, Trey Files, Tori Scott, and many more.  This week, host Bridget Everett welcomes DJs Andrew Andrew, Topher the Contortionist, Emma Craig and Emma Dean.This week, host Bridget Everett welcomes DJs Andrew Andrew, Lance Horne, and more. Cover charge $15. Cover charge includes one complimentary wine, or beer beverage.

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS: COLTRANE REVISITED ALL-STAR QUINTET

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) presents 'Coltrane Revisited' Tuesday through Saturday, September 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The all-star quintet includes pianist Steve Kuhn, tenor saxophonists Mark Turner & Eric Alexander, drummer Andrew Cyrille and bassists Lonnie Plaxico (9/17-19) and Ben Allison (9/20-21). Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet. He recently released a critically acclaimed ECM recording exploring Coltrane's repertoire. At Birdland, Kuhn leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NEW GARY BURTON QUARTET 70th BIRTHDAY TOUR

New Gary Burton Quartet 70th Birthday Tour with special guest Arturo Sandoval will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. On Gary Burton's debut release on Mack Avenue Records, Common Ground, the Grammy-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album since 2005, but is also introducing his latest band. Known as the New Gary Burton Quartet, the group is comprised of guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Common Ground features 10 tunes, including six remarkable originals by quartet members as well as two impressive numbers by pianist Vadim Neselovskyi (a former Burton band member), a gem from the Keith Jarrett songbook and an intriguing arrangement of the standard "My Funny Valentine," spotlighting Lage. Well-known throughout his five-decade career for his quartets (beginning with his 1967 group featuring Larry Coryell, Roy Haynes and Steve Swallow), Burton is returning to the configuration for the first time since the mid-'90s. He expresses great enthusiasm for the new band's alchemy. There is a $30-$45 cover.


NYC: BLUES SINGER SHEMEKIA COPELAND AT THE IRIDIUM

Blues singer Shemekia Copeland will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday & Thursday, September 18th & 19th at 8:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While still in her 20s, she's opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times andThe Times of London) and shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and John Mayer. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland's shot at the eventual title of Queen of the Blues is pretty clear. By some standards, she may already be there. Born in Harlem, New York, in 1979, Copeland actually came to her singing career slowly. Her father, the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, recognized his daughter's talent early on. He always encouraged her to sing at home, and even brought her on stage to sing at Harlem's famed Cotton Club when she was just eight. Atthe time, Shemekia's embarrassment outweighed her desire to sing. At only 19, Shemekia stepped out of her father's shadow with the Alligator release of 1998 debut recording, Turn the Heat Up!, and the critics raved. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Marcus Roberts Trio with Marcus Roberts, piano; Rodney Jordan, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums, perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258- ) on Thursday through Sunday,September 18th through 22nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. A leading and, in some ways, unparalleled piano trio, formed by three top representatives of their instruments, the Marcus Roberts Trio is one of the easiest recommendations in jazz. Anyone interested in piano jazz, or in the larger genre itself, should not hesitate to reserve a seat with us for this series. Featuring Marcus Roberts, Rodney Jordan, and Jason Marsalis, the group plays originals and versions of standards that are full of surprises, yet somehow always accessible. Few groups manage to so constantly display creativity and virtuosity without at some point getting mired by uncomfortable or questionable abstractions, but the Marcus Roberts Trio, action-packed and always tasteful, is as solid as they come. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover, depending on day of week.

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

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


BOSTON: LOUISE VAN AARSEN AT VERNISSAGE

On Thursday, September 17th at 7:30 pm, Louise Van Aarsen will be at the piano at VERNISSAGE (1627 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA - 617-566-3340). This date also happens to be her birthday! She will be accompanied by a terrific duo: Paul McWilliams on Piano and Mike Turk on harmonica. Louise Van Aarsen-Koopman, a Dutch native, has had a passion for music, vocal jazz in particular, since her teenage years. She moved to Boston with a Ph.D. in cancer biology to further novel cancer therapies. In parallel, she has never ceased to develop her talent as a singer through intensive vocal training and performances. Over the past few years, she has been writing her own melodies and lyrics; poignant stories and catchy compositions with a unique 'jazz standard-esque' flavor. In a wonderful collaboration with Ton Scheer, Doug Hammer and Rebecca Parris, this work has culminated in an impressive debut CD "Destiny", featuring 14 original songs with universal appeal in a fresh, eclectic mix of jazz, latin, classical, pop and fusion recorded with some of Boston's finest jazz musicians. Reservations recommended. There is a $15 cover.

BOSTON: KAT EDMONSON AT THE REGATTABAR

Kat Edmonson will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757 - ) on Thursday, September 19th at 7:30 pm. With the major label release of her second album Way Down Low, Houston native Kat Edmonson is poised to surpass the impressive success of her first release Take To The Sky. That 2009 debut brought praise for the Houston native from major music media. It also brought her to the attention of fellow Texans Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett, with whom she shared the stage. In fact, Lovett even enlisted her for a duet on the Christmas classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside," which they performed together on tour and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. There is a $25 cover.

BOSTON: SCULLERS PRESENTS JEREMY PELT

Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Thursday, September 19th at 8:00 pm. Pelt's recordings and performances have earned him critical acclaim, both nationally and internationally. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal by legendary jazz writer and producer, Nat Hentoff, and was voted Rising Star on the trumpet, five years in a row by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association. Pelt is currently touring throughout the United States and Europe in support of his latest release, "Water And Earth" (High Note Records, January 2013). Dinner/Show: $62 Show only: $22.


TORONTO: DAVID DARLING CD RELEASE SHOW AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Maverick Cellist and Grammy winning artist David Darling celebrates the CD release 'Light from the Super Earth' at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Thursday, September 19th at 9:00 pm. He is joined by very special guests Debbie Danbrook and Chris Gartner. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: BEVERLY MCCLELLAN AT BETHESDA BLUES

Vocalist Beverly McClellan performs at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Thursday, December 19th at 8:00 pm. NBC's The Voice introduced Beverly McClellan to the world as a singer of stunning power and range with the presence and ability to draw comparisons to Etta James, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and Melissa Etheridge. Now McClellan's debut international release Fear Nothing presents her as a true and original artist - a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and dynamic presence with the ability, authority and desire to carve her own place in music history.Today, McClellan plays more than 10 instruments, including guitar, trumpet, French horn and a host of other fretted and percussive devices. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: STANLEY JORDAN AT BLUES ALLEY

Guitarist Stanley Jordan will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Thursday through Sunday, September 19th through 22md with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer. Never one to be locked into constraints when it comes to musical expression, genres or applications, the Palo Alto, California-born prodigy is a progressive thinker with goals and ideals that stretch far beyond record deals, fortune or fame. Though he maintains a busy international touring schedule and recently recorded several special independent CDs, his broader interests stretch into the realms of Music Therapy and Sonification. Call for cover/minimum information.

S.F.: IN CONCERT WITH JACK JONES AT FEINSTEIN'S

Jack Jones will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063 - ) Thursday through Saturday, September 19th through 21st at 8:00 pm (9:00 pm Saturday). Jonescreates an evening that pays tribute to the Great American Songbook. Jack Jones' career has spanned more than 50 years. With a disarming smile, an effortlessly engaging wit and a vocal style that stands alone, Jack Jones is one of the greatest singers ranking with the legendary Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Vic Damone. A true Singers' Singer. A double Grammy winner with 5 nominations as well, Jack performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Performing Arts Centers to the London Palladium with musical perfection, vocal passion, phenomenal breath control and impeccable phrasing all unfailingly illustrate why he stands with the luminaries. Jack Jones is the very definition of a complete and total entertainer. There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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NYC: GRACE COSGROVE RETURNS WITH 'TO LAURA WITH LOVE"

Award winning singer, Grace Cosgrove, is returning with her Laura Nyro show, the critically acclaimed "To Laura With Love" for 4 very special performances at the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) starting in September. Performances started on Monday, September 9th at 7:00 pm; remaining performances are Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, September 29th at 4:00 pm; and Thursday, October 17th at 9:30 pm. Laura Nyro, the innovative singer-songwriter of the 60's and 70's is best known for writing such memorable hits as WEDDING BELL BLUES, ELI'S COMING, AND WHEN I DIE, STONEY END and STONED SOUL PICNIC. And, artists such as The 5th Dimension, Blood, Sweat and Tears and Barbra Streisand had major hits with her songs. Her pianist is Clifford Carter, who has played for James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Michael Feinstein, and Paul Simon among others. Her guitarist is Jack Cavari, the versatile NYC session and Broadway musician. Jason Di Matteo, her bass player, has traveled the world with Burnt Sugar, Susan Werner and more. Margaret Dorn (background vocals) has sung across a broad range of genres with artists such as Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Garth Brooks, Michael McDonald, and Manhattan Transfer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: DASEUL KIM AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz bassist Daseul Kim will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, September 18th at 9:30 pm. Born in South Korea 1986, Daseul Kim's musical journey started thousands of miles away from his current New Jersey home. Already a well respected musician in his homeland, it was the call of jazz that led Daseul to the United States, where his is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most promising young bassists on the New York scene. Exposed early on to traditional Korean music, Daseul quickly gained attention when he was awarded the grand prize in Korea's National Students Piano Contest at the tender age of six. However, it was not until his third year of high school, when he started to play bass guitar in the school's band, that he knew he wanted to be a musician. The same talent that gained him national attention as a pianist was then poured into learning the art of the bass. He also began listening to jazz. So, after he fulfilled his mandatory military duty, he entered William Paterson University in 2010, where he currently studies with legendary jazz musicians like Mulgrew Miller, Steve Laspina, Rufus Reid, Marcus McLaurine, James Wiedman, Harold Mabern, and Horace Arnold, among others. He has also shared the stage or opened for other greats like Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Barron, Nancy Morano, and the George Gee Jazz Orchestra. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DARYL SHERMAN WITH GUEST HOUSTON PERSON AT MAMA'S

Singer/pianist Daryl Sherman, and her special guest Houston Person, will perform together at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 pm. For 14 years Ms. Sherman played and sang for savvy New Yorkers and international visitors at the Waldorf Astoria's famed Cole Porter Steinway. Recently she headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown of Peru, IN. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59 Theaters where she was lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. After learning piano as a youth, Houston Person switched to tenor sax. While stationed in Germany with the Army, he played in groups that also included Eddie Harris, Lanny Morgan, Leo Wright, and Cedar Walton. Person picked up valuable experience as a member of Johnny Hammond's group (1963-1966) and became a bandleader in the following years, often working with the late singer Etta Jones. A duo recording with Ran Blake was a nice change of pace, but most of Houston Person's playing has been done in blues-oriented organ groups. In the 1990s, Houston Person kept the soulful thick-toned tenor tradition of Gene Ammons alive, particularly in his work with organists. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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 18th. 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 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 are Broadway leading lady Arielle Jacobs (Nina in IN THE HEIGHTS), Tony Honoree Ben Davis (Baz Luhrman's La Boheme), award-winning cabaret star Carolyn Montgomery, Broadway Rising Star Brad Giovanine,. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: SANDY STEWART & BILL CHARLAP

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, September 18th features Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: FRANCES RUFFELLE RETURNS WITH BENEATH THE DRESS

Back by popular demand after her sold out debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) in May, Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle returns on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 pm and Wednesday, September 16th at 9:30 pm with her hit show Beneath The Dress. Frances is not only well known for creating the role of the iconic waif Eponine in Les Miserables but also for her outrageously playful cabarets around the world. As well as recording four solo albums, Frances has worked extensively in London's West End theatres and has acted in many movies. Frances has a fun cameo in the Les Miserables movie and leading roles in Hide and Devil's Tower released next year. Beneath the Dress is an honest reveal of the true Frances Ruffelle. The songs are inspired by woman who simply loves to entertain! There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO: ERIC ANDERSON AND AMBER IMAN

Critically-acclaimed stars of Broadway's Soul Doctor, Eric Anderson and Amber Iman step away from their roles as Shlomo Carlebach and Nina Simone, respectively, for a special one-night performance on Wednesday, September 18th at 11:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). Backed by their very own Holy Beggar Band, witness as this duo blends their eclectic love of tasty music into an hour of soulful bliss. Featuring a rich gamut of grooves spanning from Quincy Jones to The Lumineers, this set promises to be a captivating fix of suave melodies and tuneful magic for the ears and heart. Just what the Doctor ordered. There is a $15 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS: COLTRANE REVISITED ALL-STAR QUINTET

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) presents 'Coltrane Revisited' Tuesday through Saturday, September 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The all-star quintet includes pianist Steve Kuhn, tenor saxophonists Mark Turner & Eric Alexander, drummer Andrew Cyrille and bassists Lonnie Plaxico (9/17-19) and Ben Allison (9/20-21). Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet. He recently released a critically acclaimed ECM recording exploring Coltrane's repertoire. At Birdland, Kuhn leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NEW GARY BURTON QUARTET 70th BIRTHDAY TOUR

New Gary Burton Quartet 70th Birthday Tour with special guest Arturo Sandoval will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. On Gary Burton's debut release on Mack Avenue Records, Common Ground, the Grammy-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album since 2005, but is also introducing his latest band. Known as the New Gary Burton Quartet, the group is comprised of guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Common Ground features 10 tunes, including six remarkable originals by quartet members as well as two impressive numbers by pianist Vadim Neselovskyi (a former Burton band member), a gem from the Keith Jarrett songbook and an intriguing arrangement of the standard "My Funny Valentine," spotlighting Lage. Well-known throughout his five-decade career for his quartets (beginning with his 1967 group featuring Larry Coryell, Roy Haynes and Steve Swallow), Burton is returning to the configuration for the first time since the mid-'90s. He expresses great enthusiasm for the new band's alchemy. There is a $30-$45 cover.


NYC: BLUES SINGER SHEMEKIA COPELAND AT THE IRIDIUM

Blues singer Shemekia Copeland will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday & Thursday, September 18th & 19th at 8:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, September 20th & 21st at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While still in her 20s, she's opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times andThe Times of London) and shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and John Mayer. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland's shot at the eventual title of Queen of the Blues is pretty clear. By some standards, she may already be there. Born in Harlem, New York, in 1979, Copeland actually came to her singing career slowly. Her father, the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, recognized his daughter's talent early on. He always encouraged her to sing at home, and even brought her on stage to sing at Harlem's famed Cotton Club when she was just eight. Atthe time, Shemekia's embarrassment outweighed her desire to sing. At only 19, Shemekia stepped out of her father's shadow with the Alligator release of 1998 debut recording, Turn the Heat Up!, and the critics raved. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOHNNY O'NEAL AT DIZZY'S

Johnny O'Neal will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, September 18th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. In addition to playing the role of Art Tatum in Ray (2004), Johnny O'Neal is a seasoned pianist who has played regularly with musicians and groups such as Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and Milt Jackson's quartet. There is a $30 cover.


BOSTON: AUBREY LOGAN AT SCULLERS

Aubrey Logan will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, September 18th at 8:00 pm. Logan is a award-winning singer, songwriter and trombonist, whose vocals range from deep and electric to delicate and vulnerable. She shutters traditional genre barriers, instead combining jazz vocals with R&B, neo-soul, pop and a touch of rock. She won the Audience's Choice and Jury's First Place Awards at the 2009 Montreux Jazz Festival Voice Competition in Switzerland, and has performed as a featured vocalist, horn player, and educator on stages across the United States. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.


BOSTON: SAMANTHA FARRELL AT THE REGATTABAR

Samantha Farrell will perform on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:30 pm at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757). She is joined on stage by Dave D'aranjo - bass, Chris DeSanty- drums, Michael Valdez- keys and Laurence Scudder- viola. Often, the first thing people say they notice about Samantha Farrell is a yellow shock of extremely curly hair. The second thing that people notice, and the thing they never forget, is her voice. Her tone is totally unique and yet familiar all at once; at times playfully lilting and undulating, other times a sexy murmur, and a raspy declaration. An accomplished songwriter, 7 of her tunes have been featured on major network television shows, (ABC, CW, CBS) and her last full length album, Luminous, produced by the late founding member and saxophonist of Dave Matthews Band, LeRoi Moore, shot up to #7 on the national iTunes pop charts. Her latest EP, Softly Swooning World, is a gorgeous, jazzy, folk flavored 18-minute moment, which somehow manages to be sparing and lush, simultaneously. There is a $15 cover.

DC: ELAN TROTMAN AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Elan Trotman will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, September 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Trotman is quickly becoming one of jazz's most thrilling and emotive performers, and continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. Trotman's playing, though inspired by Grover Washington, Jr. and Kirk Whalum, among others, displays his own fresh ideas and distinctive tone. So much so that the New England Urban Music Awards named him best male jazz performer, and he's been nominated for Boston Music Awards in the jazz category. Born and raised in Barbados, the native island of pop star Rihanna, and educated at the world-renowned Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Trotman approaches jazz in his own way. Blending Caribbean rhythms from his roots with skillful horn textures, his playing is full of surprises. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHICAGO: BOB MOREEN: THE MANY LOVES OF COLE PORTER

Singer/pianist Bob Moreen presents "The Many Loves of Cole Porter", another delightful live musical program, at OIL LAMP THEATER (1723 Glenview Road, Glenview IL - 847-834-0738) on Wednesday, September 18th at 1:30 pm. "The Many Loves of Cole Porter" is a joyful exploration of love songs from this favorite American songwriting genius. Enjoy classic Cole Porter hits, including: From This Moment On, De-Lovely, Just One of Those Things, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, and many, many more. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: SINGER/SONGWRITER JOSE JAMES CD RELEASE AT YOSHI'S

Singer/songwriter Jose James will celebrate the release of his CD 'No Beginning No End' at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, September 18th at 8:00 pm. No Beginning No End is a seamless musical experience that moves between different styles with remarkable fluidity, bound together by James' transcendent voice. It marks a new chapter in the artistic journey of the 33-year-old singer/songwriter. Conceived, recorded and produced independently without any recording contract, the album is his most personal statement yet. Along the way, he recruited a mighty team of collaborators that include noted producer/bassist Pino Palladino; pianist/composer and fellow Blue Note artist Robert Glasper; R&B singer/songwriter/guitarist Emily King; international French-Moroccan singing star Hindi Zahra; and the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition winner Kris Bowers. There is a $24 cover.

LONDON: HAROLD SANDITEN: CD LAUNCH OF 'SHADES OF BLUE'

Following the international success of the show by the same name, Harold Sanditen returns to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Wednesday, September 18th at 8:00 pm to launch his second CD, 'Shades of Blue', recorded live at the venue last autumn. Since bursting on to the scene in 2008, Sanditen has sold out venues in London, as well as across the USA and in Canada. 'Shades of Blue'is a smooth mesh of jazz-cabaret, filled with diverse material that allowed Sanditen to explore his fascination with the word "blue" - from music and sound to color, and naughty to nice. Tunes like Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" are comfortable on the disc with companions. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: CELIA IMRIE WITH LAUGHING MATTERS AT CRAZY COQ

The very accomplished film, theatre and TV actress, comedienne, Celia Imrie makes her debut as a cabaret artist at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, September 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm with her show LAUGHING MATTERS. In these tough times, Celia really believes that laughing matters. She will be performing songs and sketches by popular writers such as Jerry Herman, Lynda La Plante, Neil Sedaka, Dorothy Parker, Carole King, Arabella Weir, Noel Coward, Charles Strouse and Mozart. On stage with Celia will be her musical director and pianist Nick Finlow, currently the Musical Director of The Book of Mormons and associate musical supervisor for Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia. On drums will be Mike Porter. Director is Fidelis Morgan. Designer - Gregor Donnelly; Choreographer - Steven Harris. Celia is an Olivier Award-winning English actress. In a career starting in the early 1970s, Imrie has played Marianne Bellshade in Bergerac, Philippa Moorcroft in Dinnerladies, Miss Babs in Acorn Antiques, Diana Neal in After You've Gone and Gloria Millington in Kingdom.

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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: 250TH SHOWCASE GALA CELEBRATION BY SETH BISEN-HERSH

This summer, Seth Bisen-Hersh presented his 250th Talent Showcase, which he has been producing, emceeing and accompanying nearly weekly since April 2007 at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). To celebrate, he is presenting five 250th Showcase Gala Celebration Concerts of his work featuring 85 showcase alumni to celebrate! Concert dates are Tuesdays, September 10th & 17th; Fridays, September 20th & 27th; and Wednesday, September 25th - all shows at 7:00 pm. Seth is a prolific, versatile composer/ lyricist and performer. His musicals include Love Quirks, Stanley's Party (Manhattan Children's Theatre, 2010), More to Love, The Spickner Spin (2004 Fringe NYC Audience Favorite Award), and Meaningless Sex (2003 Fringe NYC Audience Favorite Award). He has also written and starred in 8 cabaret/song cycles of his work, most recently If Adele Can Do It, So Can I. Additionally, he produces two annual charity concerts of his work featuring Broadway performers: Broadway Meows and Broadway Can!, and writes/ stars in the web series Every Day a Little Seth now entering its third season. More info at http://www.sethbh.com . There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS - NOW AT THE IGUANA

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are back - and now will play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at IGUANA'S VIP LOUNGE (240 West 54th Street, NYC - 212-765-5454). Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks is an eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & 30s for your dining and dancing pleasure. In 1976 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) was formed. A big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 60,000 scores in his collection. There is a $15 cover (at the door) plus a $15 food drink minimum.

NYC: JOE LOCKE GROUP WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST KENNY WASHINGTON

With a special one-night-only appearance at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), prolific vibraphonist Joe Locke is celebrating the release of Lay Down My Heart - Blues & Ballads Vol 1, his third album on the Harlem based Mot•ma Music label. Performances are on Tuesday, September 17th with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. For this celebration, the Joe Locke Group will be joined by special guest, jazz vocalist virtuoso Kenny Washington. Since the 2010 release For The Love of You, the collaboration between the two artists has found its natural reprise with Locke's new Blues & Ballads infused project. Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument, long known to be a soloist capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range. He had already played with Dizzy Gillespie, Pepper Adams and Mongo Santamaria before he was out of high school. His more than 30 CDs as a soloist have solidly established him as the exhilarating composer, band leader and conceptualist that he is considered today. 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 September 17th are Robin De Jesus (Tony nominee La Cage Aux Folles, Patti Issues), Carly Sakolove (Mamma Mia, NEWSical), Alice Ripley (Tony Winner Next To Normal), and Michelle Dowdy (Hairspray). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS: COLTRANE REVISITED ALL-STAR QUINTET

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) presents 'Coltrane Revisited' Tuesday through Saturday, September 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. The all-star quintet includes pianist Steve Kuhn, tenor saxophonists Mark Turner & Eric Alexander, drummer Andrew Cyrille and bassists Lonnie Plaxico (9/17-19) and Ben Allison (9/20-21). Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet. He recently released a critically acclaimed ECM recording exploring Coltrane's repertoire. At Birdland, Kuhn leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NEW GARY BURTON QUARTET 70th BIRTHDAY TOUR

New Gary Burton Quartet 70th Birthday Tour with special guest Arturo Sandoval will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. On Gary Burton's debut release on Mack Avenue Records, Common Ground, the Grammy-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album since 2005, but is also introducing his latest band. Known as the New Gary Burton Quartet, the group is comprised of guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Common Ground features 10 tunes, including six remarkable originals by quartet members as well as two impressive numbers by pianist Vadim Neselovskyi (a former Burton band member), a gem from the Keith Jarrett songbook and an intriguing arrangement of the standard "My Funny Valentine," spotlighting Lage. Well-known throughout his five-decade career for his quartets (beginning with his 1967 group featuring Larry Coryell, Roy Haynes and Steve Swallow), Burton is returning to the configuration for the first time since the mid-'90s. He expresses great enthusiasm for the new band's alchemy. There is a $30-$45 cover.


NYC: A TRIBUTE TO ERVIN DRAKE AT THE IRIDIUM

Scobar Entertainment presents A Tribute To Ervin Drake on Tuesday, September 17th at 8:00 pm at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121). (Reception to Follow). Performing with the Barry Levitt Trio are Nina Berman, Kat Gang, Allan Harris, Hilary Kole, Dana Lorge, Ron Raines, Rex Reed, Steve Ross , Warren Schein, Richard Skipper, KT Sullivan, Stacy Sullivan and Sal Viviano. This evening will celebrate the music and life of legendary American songwriter Ervin Drake. His works include "I Believe," "Good Morning Heartache," "It Was A Very Good Year," "Tico-Tico," "Perdido," "Now I Have Everything," "A Room without Windows," "AL DI LA," & "Quando Quando" to name a few. He is also composer and lyricist of the 1964 Broadway show, "What Makes Sammy Run." There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: OLIVER LAKE BIG BAND AT DIZZY'S

The Oliver Lake Big Band will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, September 17th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Composer, arranger, poet, bandleader, and saxophonist Oliver Lake is a true renaissance man, most widely recognized as a composer and as an explosive, piercing saxophonist. For his birthday celebration at Dizzy's, he brings one of his world-renowned ensembles, the Oliver Lake Big Band, with whom he recently released the critically-acclaimed Wheels. Band members include: Trombones: Aaron Johnson, Terry Greene, Stafford Hunter, Alfred Patterson; Alto Saxophones: Darius Jones, Bruce Williams; Tenor Saxophones: James Stewart, Mike Lee; Baritone Saxophone: Jason Marshall; Trumpets: Josh Evans, Tatum Greenblatt, Nabate Ilses, Freddie Hendrix; Piano: Yoichi Uzeki; Drums: Chris Beck; Acoustic Bass: Robert Sabin. While definitely on the wild, modern side of big band jazz, Lake mostly keeps his music accessible enough for fans of the traditional big band sound, as well as those with an affinity for jazz's more experimental possibilities. There is a $35 cover.

BOSTON: BONNIE MACLEOD AT CLUB CAFE

Singer/Composer Bonnie MacLeod returns for her monthly engagement at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) on Tuesday, September 17th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. She will be at the piano and singing all your favorite songs and tunes. Just 3 hours of uninterrupted fun, with outbursts of pure joyous song! Bring your friends and your charts, and be transformed into singing machines of pure delight and celebration! Guest singers and instrumentalists welcome. No cover.

BOSTON: KEVIN HARRIS PROJECT CD RELEASE AT SCULLERS

Boston/New York-based jazz pianist Kevin Harris will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Tuesday, September 17th at 8:00 pm. He will celebrate the release of a new CD: Museum, Vol.1. Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore such a crossroad. The Kevin Harris Project features Kevin Harris, Piano; Peter Slavov, Bass; Francisco Mela, Drums. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.


TORONTO: THE RICHARD WHITEMAN TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Richard Whitman Trio will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 17th & 18th at 9:00 pm. Richard Whiteman has for more than 20 years been considered throughout the jazz community as one of the most gifted pianist this country has ever produced. As with many gifted artists one pursuit is never enough and Richard has recently moved his creative genius to the bass and has become a remarkably accomplished player. With the release of his newest recording 'On Course' Richard, with two of the musician sharing the stage for this engagement Amanda Tosoff on piano and Morgan Childs on drums, has announced his newest musical presence, driving the band from the bass chair. Expect jazz standards played as they should be and new music that enchants. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: SINGER-SONGWRITER ToluminDE AT BLUES ALLEY

Singer-Songwriter TolumiDE will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, September 17h with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. TolumiDE, born in Canada and raised in Nigeria, is an International Award Winning R&B/Soul Afro-Pop World Fusion Inspirational Recording Artist. TolumiDE always had a passion for the arts and music; she graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts (Honors) from York University, Toronto, Canada and previously honed her musical skills as a member of the cultural dance group and choir at her high school - Atlantic Hall Secondary School in Lagos, Nigeria. While in Canada, she was part of a Dancehall/ Reggae/ RnB/ HipHop all female band 'Women Ah run Tings', a 4 time Canadian Reggae Award nominee. TolumiDE is a name in her Yoruba native language which means 'Thank You God, it is a collaboration of her first name 'Tolulope' and last name 'Olumide'. TolumiDE showcases deep inflections of her African heritage which is translated through her soulful, gospel and poetic lyrics. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: SEPTEMBER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: BRAD LINDE

Brad Linde takes over as Artist In Residence at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Tuesdays in September with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Linde is a saxophonist, bandleader, and presenter in the Washington DC metro area. He has worked with legendary musicians including Lee Konitz, Teddy Charles, Barry Harris, Grachan Moncur III, Andrew Cyrille, Butch Warren, as well as Dan Tepfer, Matt Wilson, Ethan Iverson, Linda Oh and many others. His approach to music is informed and inspired by the bebop music of Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk, the "cool" school of Lester Young and Lennie Tristano, and the free music of Jimmy Giuffre and Ornette Coleman. He is the founder and co-director of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra - a 17-piece big band in residence at the historic club, as well as the director of the chamber group the Brad Linde Ensemble (BLE) and the 5 saxophone/rhythm section band "Sax Of A Kind". He is the curator for the jazz series at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast Washington DC and is on faculty at Northern Virginia Community College. There is a $10 cover.

SF: GABRIEL KAHANE WITH ELENI MANDELL AT YOSHI'S

The Artist Sessions: a new classical series of intimate, interactive evenings featuring international soloists and ensembles, hosted monthly at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) by concert pianist Lara Downes, will feature Composer/Performer Gabriel Kahane with Singer/Songwriter Eleni Mandell on Tuesday, September 17th at 8:00 pm. Gabriel Kahane has established himself as a leading voice among a generation of young composers who are redefining music for the 21st century. Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell has been feeling the love from listeners, critics and fellow musicians alike. There is a $22 cover.

LONDON: CELIA IMRIE WITH LAUGHING MATTERS AT CRAZY COQ

The very accomplished film, theatre and TV actress, comedienne, Celia Imrie makes her debut as a cabaret artist at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, September 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm with her show LAUGHING MATTERS. In these tough times, Celia really believes that laughing matters. She will be performing songs and sketches by popular writers such as Jerry Herman, Lynda La Plante, Neil Sedaka, Dorothy Parker, Carole King, Arabella Weir, Noel Coward, Charles Strouse and Mozart. On stage with Celia will be her musical director and pianist Nick Finlow, currently the Musical Director of The Book of Mormons and associate musical supervisor for Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia. On drums will be Mike Porter. Director is Fidelis Morgan. Designer - Gregor Donnelly; Choreographer - Steven Harris. Celia is an Olivier Award-winning English actress. In a career starting in the early 1970s, Imrie has played Marianne Bellshade in Bergerac, Philippa Moorcroft in Dinnerladies, Miss Babs in Acorn Antiques, Diana Neal in After You've Gone and Gloria Millington in Kingdom.

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NYC: JEFF MACAULEY BRINGS BACK "IT WAS ME - THE LYRICS OF NORMAN GIMBEL"

Jeff Macauley brings back his acclaimed show "It Was Me - The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) for one more performance, on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 pm. He will be joined by the superbly talented Tex Arnold, who also wrote the arrangements and the wonderful Jon Burr on bass. "It Was Me - The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel" has been performed in both Los Angeles and New York since August, 2012. In his previous shows, Jeff Macauley explored the rich world of early musical films in "Hollywood Party - Movie Songs 1928-1934," and paid tribute to the most popular female singer of the 40's and a beloved Hollywood icon in "MWAH! The Dinah Shore Show," for which he received Backstage magazine's Bistro Award. After examining the popular songs of the '20s through the '40s, Jeff is now taking a look at the popular music of the '50s, '60s and '70s through the extensive catalog of Norman Gimbel. Norman Gimbel won an Oscar for "It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae and is responsible for some of the most recognizable and best-loved lyrics of the last half-century. In a career that goes back to the early '50s, Mr. Gimbel, working with such composers as Charles Fox, Michel Legrand, David Shire and Antonio Carlos Jobim, gave words to such standards as Meditation, Sway, So Nice, The Girl From Ipanema, I Will Wait For You, Watch What Happens, I Will Follow Him, Killing Me Softly With His Song, Bluesette, and Canadian Sunset, as well as the themes to Wonder Woman, Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days. He also wrote two Broadway musicals with composer Moose Charlap, "Whoop Up!" and "Conquering Hero." There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: PWR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE PRESENTS "SOMEONE" AT THE MET
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PWR - the chamber ensemble led by vocalist Parker Scott with pianist Wells Hanley and cellist Rubin Kodheli will bring virtuosic musicianship and unbridled passion to SOMEONE, a new show, at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, September 16th at 9:30 pm and Sunday, October 13th at 4:20 pm. Joining them for this series of performances is JONATHAN KANTOR on woodwinds. Blurring the lines of theater, pop and classical music, SOMEONE includes songs by Ricky Ian Gordon, John Denver, Leonard Bernstein, Ennio Morricone, Erich Korngold, Craig Carnelia, Matt Alper and Peter Allen. Wells Hanley's arrangements draw inspiration from the classical idiom, with references to Brahms and Rachmaninov, creating a unique and luxurious harmonic landscape for lyrics that allow deep and hidden emotions to fly free. The evening, which is directed by award winning director, Gerry Geddes, takes it title from Jason Robert Brown's masterpiece "Someone to Fall Back On", and explores the universal need to be "someone". The centerpiece is The Matthew Shepard Suite, a collection of songs by various composers that honors the memory of the young gay man who was brutally beaten and hung on a fence to die in Laramie in 1998. This terrible crime was the focus of national attention and helped to establish hate-crime laws throughout the country. Proceeds from the October performances will benefit The Matthew Shepard Foundation. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $20 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: THE BOY WHO LOVED BASSEY

Alan Winner brings his show The Boy Who Loved Bassey to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Mondays, September 9th & 16th at 7:00 pm. The show is a celebration of Dame Shirley Bassey's illustrious career. From meager beginnings to a glamorous career spanning more than five decades, Dame Shirley has touched the lives of millions around the globe. You will hear the songs you remember and some you don't, but all tell a part of the story of the Girl from Tiger Bay. There is a %15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RANDIE LEVINE-MILLER'S "BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPER DIVOS - A SWELL PARTY"
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Randie Levine-Miller's "Broadway Showstopper Divos - A Swell Party" will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 pm. Hosted & Produced by Randie Levine-Miller the show features songs from the Broadway Songbook, sung from some of the top stars from the Great White Way. Scheduled to perform are Bradley Dean (Evita, A Little Night Music), Stephen De Rosa (The Nance & HBO'S Boardwalk Empire), Martin Vidnovic (The King and I, Oklahoma), Lee Roy Reams (Broadway's Song & Dance Man!), and James Snyder (Cry Baby & Encores' Fanny). As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. Paul Chamlin is Musical Director. Net Proceeds Donated to THE ACTORS FUND (http://www.actorsfund.org/ ). There is a $40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JOHN TARTAGLIA MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

One of Broadway's most singularly unique talents, John Tartaglia, makes his 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut on Sunday, September 8th & Monday, September 16th at 9:30 pm. John will sing fan favorites as well as new songs & stories that represent a more adult side to this versatile performer. Acclaimed for his Tony-nominated performance in Avenue Q, the Great White Way has also embraced John in Beauty & The Beast and as the Magic Mirror in Shrek The Musical. Audiences world-wide know him from TV's Johnny & The Sprites, Sesame Street and the touring John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean. Now you can get up close and personal with this distinctively creative talent (and some surprise guests), when he brings his special kind of magic to 54 Below. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FRANCES RUFFELLE RETURNS WITH BENEATH THE DRESS

Back by popular demand after her sold out debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) in May, Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle returns on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 pm and Wednesday, September 16th at 9:30 pm with her hit show Beneath The Dress. Frances is not only well known for creating the role of the iconic waif Eponine in Les Miserables but also for her outrageously playful cabarets around the world. As well as recording four solo albums, Frances has worked extensively in London's West End theatres and has acted in many movies. Frances has a fun cameo in the Les Miserables movie and leading roles in Hide and Devil's Tower released next year. Beneath the Dress is an honest reveal of the true Frances Ruffelle. The songs are inspired by woman who simply loves to entertain! There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE CALLBACK: SEMI-FINALS

Join Emily McNamara and accompanist Benjamin Rauhala at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday night, September 16th at 11:30 pm for this season's first round of The Callback: Semi-Finals! Watch contestants Sophie Brown, Lexi Duffy, Anthony Fett, Sara Linger, Daniel Mullin, Gloria Rice, Steven Edgar Ross, and Jonah Verdon perform five minute mini-cabarets to compete for the chance to progress to The Callback: Finals and win their own show at 54 Below. For more information on "The Callback" rules or how to submit an audition video, please visit http://www.54below.com/ . There is no cover, just a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS - NOW AT THE IGUANA

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are back - and now will play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at IGUANA'S VIP LOUNGE (240 West 54th Street, NYC - 212-765-5454). Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks is an eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & 30s for your dining and dancing pleasure. In 1976 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) was formed. A big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 60,000 scores in his collection. There is a $15 cover (at the door) plus a $15 food drink minimum.

NYC: THE POP SHOW PRESENTS: MICHAEL JACKSON!

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce "The Pop Show Presents .... Michael Jackson!" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 pm. The musical celebration of The King Of Pop will star performers from the Broadway stage, television and concert halls. Performers scheduled to appear include Brandon Victor Dixon, Tonya Pinkins, N'Kenge, Capathia Jenkins, Leslie McDonel, William Blake, and Erika Van Pelt. John Capo, the creator and producer of "The Pop Show," has presented the wildly popular Birdland celebrations of Adele, Elton John and Billy Joel. Every other month, he picks a different pop music theme. Irresistible performers collide with the pulsating Pop Show Band and Singers to bring you rare, unexpected, once-in-a-lifetime singer/song pairings, creating a unique and intense auditory experience. Depending on the show, it could be pop. It could be country. It could be 70's soul or 80's glam. It could be an entire concert of Amy Winehouse songs. Or The Doors. Or One Direction. Surprise guests, audience giveaways and delirious musical merriment make "The Pop Show" New York's most unmissable and unpredictable concert event. There is a $30-$35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: JESSE FISCHER & SOUL CYCLE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Brooklyn-based pianist/composer Jesse Fischer will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, September 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined by Irwin Hall, alto sax; Tatum Greenblatt, trumpet; David Cutler, bass; and Adam Jackson, drums, with special guests Mino Cinelu, percussion; Dayna Stephens, tenor sax; and Lauren Desberg, voice. Fischer is crafting a fresh new hybrid sound, with eclectic influences ranging from electro jazz, funk, garage rock, and psychedelic soul. With a strong emphasis on catchy, infectious grooves and memorable melodies, Fischer's music easily crosses boundaries between jazz, soul, and pop. A triple threat as musician, engineer, and producer, Fischer has recorded six albums as a leader with his working unit Soul Cycle, most recently the ObliqSound release Retro Future. Fischer's warm, soulful touch, and bold, spacious compositions have earned him three SoulTracks Award nominations and most recently an Independent Music Award nod. There is a $10-$15 cover.

NYC: BERKLEE GLOBAL JAZZ AMBASSADORS WITH JOE LOVANO

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, under the artistic direction of GRAMMY Award winner Danilo Perez, will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, September 16th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The band is the premier music ensemble of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. With the help of saxophone virtuoso Joe Lovano, another GRAMMY Award recipient, the ensemble will perform John Coltrane's incredibly challenging Interstellar Space, originally recorded right before Coltrane's death in 1967 and released posthumously in 1974. The original recording is a collection of mostly free saxophone and drum duets, making this upcoming performance quite an unusual and brave undertaking for an ensemble. How they choose to handle the material is yet to be heard, but it is safe to say that this will be something totally different, made for audiences as adventurous as the musicians on the record and onstage. There is a $35 cover.

DC: "SEASON 10 IDOL FINALIST" CASEY ABRAMS

21-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol finalist Casey Abrams will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, September 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Abrams 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' story is that of a born natural, but it's also the story of a person who studied diligently and worked extremely hard, striving toward his dream of a life in music. He was born in Austin, Texas to professionally accomplished, extraordinarily creative parents. Abrams tried out for American Idol in Austin. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

LONDON: OPERA TOTTIE AT CRAZY COQS

Opera Tottie: a man, a woman and a piano. Carolyn Allen and Paul Smith team up to present Opera Tottie, a classy, clever, stylish cabaret that spans opera to jazz. This evening of warmth, wit and laughter will be presented at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, September 16th at 8:00 pm. Among Carolyn Allen's many television appearances she most memorably played Vonny, the sexy stripper and snake charmer in Only Fools and Horses and Carol, the best friend in The Upper Hand. Other television appearances include Slinger's Day and Just His Luck. Carolyn's West End credits include Ray Cooney's famous farces, Two Into One and See How They Run, as well as Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat, Les Miserables and Edith in Jo Papp's Pirates of Penzance at the Drury Lane Theatre. Paul Smith began his career playing cabaret all over Europe and America, and enjoyed three years as Danny La Rue's musical director on stage and television, as well as musical director for Ronnie Corbett and Anthony Newly. His concert work has taken him all over the world, playing and conducting for Pam Ayres, Rosie Ashe, Sheila Steafel, Janie Dee and the late, great Dame Hilda Bracket. Paul is a specialist in Victorian Music Hall and played regularly at The Players Theatre for fifteen years. Call for cover/minimum information.

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