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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SEPTEMBER 2013

EVENTS SEPTEMBER 23rd - 29th - 2013


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 29th

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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. Remaining performances are on 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: 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: SONGWRITER MICHELE BROURMAN AT THE MET

In a rare New York City appearance Singer/Songwriter Michele Brourman steps into the spotlight at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday. September 29th at 7:00 pm to perform an evening of her own material, joined by special guest singer Heather Mac Rae. Michele Brourman is an American songwriter who is well known for writing the songs to most of the films in the Land Before Time series (with Amanda McBroom), as well as the accompanying television series (with Ford Riley). She has also written the songs for sequels Balto II: Wolf Quest and Balto III: Wings of Change and one song for the family film Shiloh. Passionate, funny and deeply moving, Michele's songs speak directly to our hearts. Best known for her song "My Favorite Year," Brourman has created music for theatre, film, television, and the concert stage. Her songs have been recorded by such artists as Michael Feinstein, Amanda McBroom, Margaret Whiting, Dixie Carter, and even a family of animated dinosaurs. 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: DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE AT THE BEECHMAN

Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns to New York with DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ). Show dates are Thursday through Sunday, September 26th through 29th & Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm, and Friday & Saturday, October 4th & 5th at 9:30 pm. After attaining cult status in her native town of Seattle and touring nationally, Martina's official New York debut in 2005 sold out in minutes. Her follow-up shows have left jaded audiences (including Whoopi Goldberg, John Waters, Matt Stone, John Cameron Mitchell, Margaret Cho, Bruce Vilanch, Joyce Dewitt, and Jeff Stryker) stunned and clamoring for more. DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE, like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. Dina promises a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, and unbelievable video. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase advance tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com .

NYC: VARLA JEAN MERMAN MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

Varla Jean Merman will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday & Monday, September 29th & 30th at 7:00 pm. Varla is the purported love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine. Making her 54 Below debut, Varla Jean, aka Jeffery Roberson, unveils an all-new show of hilarious songs, videos and fabulous costumes featuring Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky at the piano. Jeffery starred in the musical Lucky Guy opposite Leslie Jordan in New York in 2011 at the Little Shubert Theatre to rave reviews. This past year, Jeffery completed shooting the sequel to the camp classic film Girls Will Be Girls, and Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads is now available on www.SethTV.com. Off-Broadway audiences embraced Jeffrey when he played the title role in Giancarlo Menotti's opera The Medium. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DONNA VIVINO: IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN

Join Broadway veteran Donna Vivino for one night only at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, September 29th at 9:30 pm for a witty evening of songs & stories, including selections from her forthcoming debut recording! Broadway fell in love with Donna when, in 1987, she created the role of Young Cosette in the original Broadway production of Les Miserables. Since then, she's danced through the 70's (Saturday Night Fever), sung with the nicest kids in town (Hairspray), laughed it up with Martin Short (Fame Becomes Me), and defied gravity as one of Wicked's most beloved Elphaba's. There is a $25-$35 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 "A CHANGE IS IN THE AIR!"

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 29th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "A CHANGE IS IN THE AIR!". Guest Host/Pianist will be Mark Hartman. Co-Host will be Natalie Douglas. In the Salon Spotlight: Sue Matsuki. 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 MABEL MERCER"
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 29th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of Mabel Mercer. 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: AMANDA GREEN AT BIRDLAND

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presents the return of Amanda Green to the stage at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080)for a one-night-only special event on Sunday, September 29th at 6:00 pm. This award winning performer and Tony-nominated Broadway composer-lyricist will be joined by members of the Broadway cast of Hands On A Hardbody, as they sing an evening of her hilarious and moving songs, and celebrate the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording. The singers will be backed by members of the original Broadway "Pit Crew" for Hardbody, including Musical Director Matt Gallagher on piano, Skip Krevens on Pedal Steel, Shannon Ford on drums and Skip Ward on bass. As a performer Amanda has won two MAC Awards and a Bistro Award, and performs her songs everywhere from Birdland to Carnegie Hall to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. She is the winner of The Jonathan Larson Award for Excellence in Songwriting, and Songwriter's Hall Of Fame Scholarship Award. There is a $25-$35 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: CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL AT THE BLUE NOTE

An NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, prolific composer and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea (piano & keyboards) will perform with the Vigil (Hadrien Feraud, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums; Tim Garland, saxes, flute, bass clarinet; Charles Altura, guitar) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 23rd through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process. Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Chick has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever and the Elektric Band. His extensive discography boasts numerous essential albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. There is a $45 cover.

NYC: PAPO VAZQUEZ MIGHTY PIRATES TROUBADOURS

One of the most exciting Latin jazz bands in the world, Papo Vazquez's MIGHTY PIRATES TROUBADOURS will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121)on Sunday, September 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Troubadours combine many elements of the Afro Puerto Rican Jazz diaspora and Caribbean folkloric elements into a rhythmic and melodic journey to the unforeheard! Trombonist, composer and arranger Papo Vazquez is more than thirty-five years into a career spanning the jazz, Latin, Afro-Caribbean and classical music and recording worlds. This year he's focusing all energies on his new recording Oasis with his Mighty Pirates Troubadours the core band which is a seven piece Afro Puerto Rican Jazz group and invited guests.The recording will be on sale after July 2012 on his Picaro record label. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HELEN SUNG: ANTHEM FOR A NEW DAY - ALBUM PREVIEW EVENT

Helen Sung: Anthem for a New Day - Album Preview Event will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday through Sunday, September 27th through 29th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Helen Sung is a mighty force on piano, an adept soloist who combines her classical background with a passionate dedication to jazz and the feel of swing. Winner of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition and featured in 2011 on Wynton Marsalis' "Who's Got Next: Jazz Musicians to Watch" list, Sung's career has exploded since she entered the scene in the last decade. Though she currently works with top-shelf bands such as the Mingus Big Band and T.S. Monk Band, she has received the highest praise for her own albums, and she will preview the upcoming 'Anthem for a New Day' at Dizzy's. Her past releases have included originals and inspired interpretations of compositions from Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Fiddler on the Roof, and Thelonious Monk (the latter of which, not surprisingly, seems to be a favorite source of material). Featuring an equally accomplished band, this will be a sizzling set of straight-ahead jazz and post-bop. There is a $35-$45 cover depending on date.


NJ: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION" CONTINUES IN SEPTEMBER

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment in the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, September 29th, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960). Performers include Stephen Hanks, Fran Leonardis, and Stearns Matthews. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Zoe Gelman. "Music at the Mansion" is a series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano. Seating begins at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 for reservations.


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: ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Vibraphonist Roy Ayers will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 26th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ayers could very well be the best jazz/R&B artist you don't know. In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics, like "We Live In Brooklyn Baby" and "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960's, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: DENNIS McNEIL RETURNS TO THE COMEDY AND MAGIC CLUB

Dennis McNeil will perform at COMEDY AND MAGIC CLUB (1014 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA - 310-372-1193) on Sunday, September 29th at 7:30 pm. Dennis is working on a new CD and his next show at Live at the Lounge will be a sampling of what may be on it. He has so many great selections to choose from and needs your feedback to narrow the field, not to mention your supportive smiles, cheers, and applause! He will be spicing things up with a full trio that night. Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: RANA FARHAN AT YOSHI'S

Diaspora Arts Connection (A unique fusion of classical Persian poetry with contemporary jazz and blues.) presents Iranian artist Rana Farhan at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600)on Sunday, September 29th at 7:00 pm. Rana sings in a cool bluesy style that transcends time and erases all borders, wowing listeners worldwide. In her Harlem studio, together with Guitarist Steven Toub, Rana Farhan produces songs that marry the lyrics of the 13th century mystic poet Rumi and other classics with American elements of Blues and Jazz. The result is a rich and delicious blend that leaves the imagination longing for more, especially for young musicians in Iran who see Rana as an icon. Rana's virtual popularlity in Iran is what led Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi to feature her in his award winning film, "No One Knows About Persian Cats." There is a $35 cover.

LON: EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT MISS HOPE SPRINGS

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

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SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 28th

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NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN - "LIFE IS A BITCH" - SONGS BY FRAN LANDESMAN

Mary Foster Conklin returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with her acclaimed show LIFE IS A BITCH, a collection of songs by Fran Landesman. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, October 27th & 28th at 9:30 pm; and Wednesday, October 9th at 9:30 pm. She is joined on stage by John diMartino - piano, Ed Howard / Marco Panascia - bass, and special vocal guest John diPinto. Landesman, the self-proclaimed "poet laureate of lovers and losers," is best remembered as the lyricist of The Nervous Set, the world's first (and only) beatnik musical, which premiered in St. Louis in 1959 and later flopped on Broadway. Two numbers from the show, "All the Sad Young Men" and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" were widely recorded and became jazz standards. The evening will consist of a musical assortment of Landesman collaborators, including Tommy Wolf, Alec Wilder, Bob Dorough, Roy Kral, Simon Wallace and John Simon, with a special nod to past singers who were champions of Fran's songs, like Jackie and Roy and Suzannah McCorkle. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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: DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE AT THE BEECHMAN

Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns to New York with DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ). Show dates are Thursday through Sunday, September 26th through 29th & Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm, and Friday & Saturday, October 4th & 5th at 9:30 pm. After attaining cult status in her native town of Seattle and touring nationally, Martina's official New York debut in 2005 sold out in minutes. Her follow-up shows have left jaded audiences (including Whoopi Goldberg, John Waters, Matt Stone, John Cameron Mitchell, Margaret Cho, Bruce Vilanch, Joyce Dewitt, and Jeff Stryker) stunned and clamoring for more. DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE, like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. Dina promises a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, and unbelievable video. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase advance tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com .

NYC: GROUNDSTONE: GOSPEL, R&B, DOO WOP & SOUL

GroundStone, vocal group brings you the sounds and styling of yesteryear as well as today at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, September 28th at 4:00 pm. GroundStone consists of four singers & an upright bass player. GroundStone seeks to be your total "entertainment experience" you can lose yourself in their music. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LYNN AHRENS & STEPHEN FLAHERTY DELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF COLLABORATION

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 ) presents the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with "Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration" with two shows nightly on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 26th, 27th & 28th. The shows will feature songs and stories from Ragtime, Once on This Island, My Favorite Year, Seussical, Lucky Stiff, the upcoming Rocky, and more. Musical director is Ted Sperling, with arrangements by Neil Douglas Reilly. The six shows will feature their best known songs, rare gems and even some never before heard material, performed by a rotating cast of Broadway stars. On Saturday, September 28th at 8:00 pm will feature Lilla Crawford, Kevin Chamberlin, Quentin Darrington, Lewis Grosso, LaChanze, Marin Mazzie and Jessica Molaskey. At 11:00 the cast will include Annaleigh Ashford, Kevin Chamberlin, Quentin Darrington, Lewis Grosso, Julie Halston, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Jessica Molaskey and Bobby Steggert. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $40-$65 cover plus a $25-$30 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BUD POWELL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

The Bud Powell Birthday Celebration featuring Tim Hagans (trumpet) Greg Osby (alto sax) Dan Tepfer (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Matt Wilson (drums) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 24th through 28th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Along with our namesake, Charlie "Bird" Parker, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) is considered to be one of the creators of the style of modern jazz known as bebop. Despite his tragically short life, including bouts of mental illness, alcoholism and a self-imposed period of exile in Paris, Powell helped to define modern jazz piano technique while his brutal life story went on to inspire the Oscar winning film "'Round Midnight." This all-star birthday tribute will feature influential bebop compositions that Powell left behind including "Bouncin' with Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," "Budo," "Tempus Fugit," and "Un Poco Loco." There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL AT THE BLUE NOTE

An NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, prolific composer and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea (piano & keyboards) will perform with the Vigil (Hadrien Feraud, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums; Tim Garland, saxes, flute, bass clarinet; Charles Altura, guitar) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 23rd through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process. Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Chick has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever and the Elektric Band. His extensive discography boasts numerous essential albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. There is a $45 cover.

NYC: ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

The Alexis P. Suter Band performs at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday & Saturday,, September 27th & 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A true vocal phenomenon, bass/baritone powerhouse Suter and her band began wowing audiences in the northeast as regular performers at Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Sessions in Woodstock, NY. Since then, they have been in constant demand at North American festivals including, The Toronto Waterfront Blues Festival, The Cincinnati Blues Festival, FloydFest in Floyd, VA, The Kitchener Blues Festival in Kitchener, Ontario, Briggs Farm Blues Festival, PA; The Pocono Blues Festival; The Vermont Blues Festival, The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival in British Columbia and The Columbia Blues Festival in Columbia, SC. There is a $27.50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HELEN SUNG: ANTHEM FOR A NEW DAY - ALBUM PREVIEW EVENT

Helen Sung: Anthem for a New Day - Album Preview Event will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday through Sunday, September 27th through 29th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Helen Sung is a mighty force on piano, an adept soloist who combines her classical background with a passionate dedication to jazz and the feel of swing. Winner of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition and featured in 2011 on Wynton Marsalis' "Who's Got Next: Jazz Musicians to Watch" list, Sung's career has exploded since she entered the scene in the last decade. Though she currently works with top-shelf bands such as the Mingus Big Band and T.S. Monk Band, she has received the highest praise for her own albums, and she will preview the upcoming 'Anthem for a New Day' at Dizzy's. Her past releases have included originals and inspired interpretations of compositions from Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Fiddler on the Roof, and Thelonious Monk (the latter of which, not surprisingly, seems to be a favorite source of material). Featuring an equally accomplished band, this will be a sizzling set of straight-ahead jazz and post-bop. There is a $35-$45 cover depending on date.


BOSTON: NEW GARY BURTON QUARTET 70th BIRTHDAY TOUR

New Gary Burton Quartet 70th Birthday Tour with special guest Arturo Sandoval will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, September 27th & 28th , with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 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. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.

TORONTO: BERNIE SENENSKY'S TRIBUTE TO JAZZ AT MASSEY HALL"

On Friday & Saturday, September 27th & 28th at 9:00 pm, THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) will present a tribute to arguably the finest jazz concert that ever took place in Toronto, at Massey Hall! It was sixty years ago that Massey Hall was host to what has been forever heralded as "The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever". For one glorious night, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Bud Powell and Charles Mingus left an indelible mark on the history of jazz in Toronto and throughout the world. It was the only time these five giants of jazz recorded as a unit, and the last recorded meeting of Parker and Gillespie. The audience was small - the checks bounced - but the music was legend. Pianist Bernie Senensky brings his own tribute of this concert to Jazz Bistro supported by Jake Wilkinson - Trumpet, Darryl Orr - Saxophone, Barry Elmes - Drums and Steve Wallace - Bass - the audience will be large - the cheques won't bounce - and the music will be legend. There is a $15 cover.


DC: ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Vibraphonist Roy Ayers will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 26th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ayers could very well be the best jazz/R&B artist you don't know. In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics, like "We Live In Brooklyn Baby" and "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960's, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". Call for cover/minimum information.


DS: JEREMY PELT AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, September 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. Pelt is an up and coming firebrand in the tradition of Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard. A California native, Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn't long before he started being noticed by a lot of top musicians in the city. His first professional Jazz gig was playing with the Mingus Big Band. Pelt has performed and/or recorded with some of the jazz world's most high profile players including Roy Hargrove, Ravi Coltrane, Greg Osby, Cassandra Wilson and the Mingus Big Band among others. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: TOMMY TUNE IN 'TAPS, TUNES, AND TALL TALES' AT FEINSTEIN'S

Tommy Tune brings his show 'Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales' to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday through Saturday, September 26th through 28th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Saturday). Musical director Michael Biagi on piano. In his show 'Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales', Broadway's tallest tapper takes to the world's smallest stage, dancing, singing and tale-telling through 50 years of big time showmanship - all on only 4 square feet! Tommy Tune has enchanted audiences for decades with his charisma, vision, and innovation. He has been honored with nine Tony Awards recognizing him as an outstanding performer, choreographer, and director: Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw, Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/ A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies, and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. There is a $30-$65 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

LONDON: KIT AND McCONNEL AT CRAZY COQS

Following their February sell-out show at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), the two very talented songwriters Kit and McConnel return with their splendid new show SECOND MARRIAGE on Tuesday through Saturday, September 24th through 28th at 8:00 pm. This very popular act make brilliant musical comedy together, with James at the piano and Kit singing a delightful mixture of witty and clever original songs laden with both blatant and implied satirical references. Never afraid to push the jokes, they poke fun at everyday events and modern cultural happenings, whilst also including some serious numbers in their act. No two shows for Kit and McConnel are ever the same and their wealth of experience ensures the audience creases up with laughter. Kit and James are old friends and collaborators. In 2011 they teamed up to become Kit and McConnel. In 2012 and 2013, in addition to their UK tour with Joan Rivers (culminating at the Albert Hall) they have had sell-out shows at Theatre Royal Windsor, Salisbury Playhouse, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, The Pheasantry, The Crazy Coqs, Three Choirs Festival, Holt Festival and many more. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN - "LIFE IS A BITCH" - SONGS BY FRAN LANDESMAN

Mary Foster Conklin returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with her acclaimed show LIFE IS A BITCH, a collection of songs by Fran Landesman. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, October 27th & 28th at 9:30 pm; and Wednesday, October 9th at 9:30 pm. She is joined on stage by John diMartino - piano, Ed Howard / Marco Panascia - bass, and special vocal guest John diPinto. Landesman, the self-proclaimed "poet laureate of lovers and losers," is best remembered as the lyricist of The Nervous Set, the world's first (and only) beatnik musical, which premiered in St. Louis in 1959 and later flopped on Broadway. Two numbers from the show, "All the Sad Young Men" and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" were widely recorded and became jazz standards. The evening will consist of a musical assortment of Landesman collaborators, including Tommy Wolf, Alec Wilder, Bob Dorough, Roy Kral, Simon Wallace and John Simon, with a special nod to past singers who were champions of Fran's songs, like Jackie and Roy and Suzannah McCorkle. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BEVERLY TAKI - AN EVENING OF COOKIES AND BLUES
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Beverly Taki, with Musical Director David Shenton will perform 'An Evening of Cookies and Blues' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, September 27th at 9:00 pm. She has 3 upcoming shows at the Metropolitan Club in NYC in 2013 and will be performing at Carnegie Hall in 2014. A portion of all proceeds will go to Cookies for Kid's Cancer. She has performed at the Plaza Hotel, Theater East, Delmonico Hotel, Caroline's Comedy Club on Broadway, and The United Nations, all in New York City, and in major hotels in Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe besides touring extensively in Europe. Cookies for Kids' Cancer is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the USA. Gretchen and Larry Witt founded Cookies for Kids' Cancer in 2008. Their efforts have always been inspired by their son Liam's battle with stage IV cancer. Tragically, Liam came to the end of his courageous 4-year fight with cancer on January 24, 2011 at the age of 6. Though devastated by his loss, the Witts remain more determined than ever to continue the fight against pediatric cancer. 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: DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE AT THE BEECHMAN

Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns to New York with DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ). Show dates are Thursday through Sunday, September 26th through 29th & Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm, and Friday & Saturday, October 4th & 5th at 9:30 pm. After attaining cult status in her native town of Seattle and touring nationally, Martina's official New York debut in 2005 sold out in minutes. Her follow-up shows have left jaded audiences (including Whoopi Goldberg, John Waters, Matt Stone, John Cameron Mitchell, Margaret Cho, Bruce Vilanch, Joyce Dewitt, and Jeff Stryker) stunned and clamoring for more. DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE, like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. Dina promises a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, and unbelievable video. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase advance tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com .

NYC: LYNN AHRENS & STEPHEN FLAHERTY DELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF COLLABORATION

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 ) presents the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with "Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration" with two shows nightly on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 26th, 27th & 28th. The shows will feature songs and stories from Ragtime, Once on This Island, My Favorite Year, Seussical, Lucky Stiff, the upcoming Rocky, and more. Musical director is Ted Sperling, with arrangements by Neil Douglas Reilly. The six shows will feature their best known songs, rare gems and even some never before heard material, performed by a rotating cast of Broadway stars. The 8:00 pm show on Friday, September 27th will feature Liz Callaway, Lilla Crawford, Quentin Earl Darrington, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis, Marin Mazzie, Sean McCourt and Jessica Molaskey. The 11:00 show will feature Annaleigh Ashford, Liz Callaway, Quentin Earl Darrington, Julie Halston, Marin Mazzie, Jessica Molaskey. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $40-$65 cover plus a $25-$30 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NATALIE DOUGLAS MAKES CAFE CARLYLE DEBUT

Nightlife Award, Backstage Bistro Award and Seven-time Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Award Winner Natalie Douglas makes her Cafe Carlyle debut on Thursday & Friday, September 26th & 27th at 10:45 pm as part of the late night series at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600 ). These two nights harken back to the Natalie Douglas tradition of late night gigs in the Eighty Eights' days at the start of her career! She is joined by her longtime musical director, Mark Hartman - as they present a brand new late night program including crowd favorites, long-lost gems and delicious discoveries. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE

Featuring the finest musicians in New York! The Birdland Big Band roars into action at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) every Friday, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. After work or before a show, drinks or a great dinner, come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. Experience why the BBB is fast becoming the must-see weekly jazz event in New York and kick off your weekend with what critics are calling "the best live music bargain in all of NYC!" There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BUD POWELL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

The Bud Powell Birthday Celebration featuring Tim Hagans (trumpet) Greg Osby (alto sax) Dan Tepfer (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Matt Wilson (drums) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 24th through 28th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Along with our namesake, Charlie "Bird" Parker, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) is considered to be one of the creators of the style of modern jazz known as bebop. Despite his tragically short life, including bouts of mental illness, alcoholism and a self-imposed period of exile in Paris, Powell helped to define modern jazz piano technique while his brutal life story went on to inspire the Oscar winning film "'Round Midnight." This all-star birthday tribute will feature influential bebop compositions that Powell left behind including "Bouncin' with Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," "Budo," "Tempus Fugit," and "Un Poco Loco." There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL AT THE BLUE NOTE

An NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, prolific composer and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea (piano & keyboards) will perform with the Vigil (Hadrien Feraud, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums; Tim Garland, saxes, flute, bass clarinet; Charles Altura, guitar) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 23rd through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process. Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Chick has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever and the Elektric Band. His extensive discography boasts numerous essential albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. There is a $45 cover.

NYC: ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

The Alexis P. Suter Band performs at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday & Saturday,, September 27th & 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A true vocal phenomenon, bass/baritone powerhouse Suter and her band began wowing audiences in the northeast as regular performers at Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Sessions in Woodstock, NY. Since then, they have been in constant demand at North American festivals including, The Toronto Waterfront Blues Festival, The Cincinnati Blues Festival, FloydFest in Floyd, VA, The Kitchener Blues Festival in Kitchener, Ontario, Briggs Farm Blues Festival, PA; The Pocono Blues Festival; The Vermont Blues Festival, The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival in British Columbia and The Columbia Blues Festival in Columbia, SC. There is a $27.50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HELEN SUNG: ANTHEM FOR A NEW DAY - ALBUM PREVIEW EVENT

Helen Sung: Anthem for a New Day - Album Preview Event will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday through Sunday, September 27th through 29th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Helen Sung is a mighty force on piano, an adept soloist who combines her classical background with a passionate dedication to jazz and the feel of swing. Winner of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition and featured in 2011 on Wynton Marsalis' "Who's Got Next: Jazz Musicians to Watch" list, Sung's career has exploded since she entered the scene in the last decade. Though she currently works with top-shelf bands such as the Mingus Big Band and T.S. Monk Band, she has received the highest praise for her own albums, and she will preview the upcoming 'Anthem for a New Day' at Dizzy's. Her past releases have included originals and inspired interpretations of compositions from Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Fiddler on the Roof, and Thelonious Monk (the latter of which, not surprisingly, seems to be a favorite source of material). Featuring an equally accomplished band, this will be a sizzling set of straight-ahead jazz and post-bop. There is a $35-$45 cover depending on date.


BOSTON: NEW GARY BURTON QUARTET 70th BIRTHDAY TOUR

New Gary Burton Quartet 70th Birthday Tour with special guest Arturo Sandoval will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, September 27th & 28th , with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 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. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.

BOSTON: MANOLO MAIRENA & CURUBANDE AT THE REGATTABAR

Medici Musica Productions Presents Manolo Mairena & Curubandea at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1  Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757 ) on Friday, September 27th at 7:30 pm. Manolo Mairena, a native of Costa Rica and now a New England based vocalist and percussionist, brings his latest project to the R-Bar with fresh energy and new compositions from his first CD, Mi Oportunidad. Mairena has had a bead on the pulse of the Boston music scene for a very long time, having played regularly with groups La Clave Secreta, Mango Blue, Cinco Son and Balaton. Returning to the Regattabar with his own group, Curubande, Mairena creates a performance to move his audience to dance with an infusion of latin rhythms from a Son Montuno, Bolero, and Salsa to contemporary Cuban music which brings all to the dance floor with just the right swing! This band features some of the best musicians of latin music in all of New England (Winfred Meadows - Keyboards, Victor Mojica - Timbales, Eddies Vargas - Bongo, Bernardo Hernandez - Bass, Angel Subero - Trombone, Jim Messbauer 'Mondongo' - Trombone. There is a $20 cover.

TORONTO: BERNIE SENENSKY'S TRIBUTE TO JAZZ AT MASSEY HALL"

On Friday & Saturday, September 27th & 28th at 9:00 pm, THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) will present a tribute to arguably the finest jazz concert that ever took place in Toronto, at Massey Hall! It was sixty years ago that Massey Hall was host to what has been forever heralded as "The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever". For one glorious night, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Bud Powell and Charles Mingus left an indelible mark on the history of jazz in Toronto and throughout the world. It was the only time these five giants of jazz recorded as a unit, and the last recorded meeting of Parker and Gillespie. The audience was small - the checks bounced - but the music was legend. Pianist Bernie Senensky brings his own tribute of this concert to Jazz Bistro supported by Jake Wilkinson - Trumpet, Darryl Orr - Saxophone, Barry Elmes - Drums and Steve Wallace - Bass - the audience will be large - the cheques won't bounce - and the music will be legend. There is a $15 cover.


DC: ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Vibraphonist Roy Ayers will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 26th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ayers could very well be the best jazz/R&B artist you don't know. In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics, like "We Live In Brooklyn Baby" and "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960's, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". Call for cover/minimum information.


DS: JEREMY PELT AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, September 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. Pelt is an up and coming firebrand in the tradition of Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard. A California native, Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn't long before he started being noticed by a lot of top musicians in the city. His first professional Jazz gig was playing with the Mingus Big Band. Pelt has performed and/or recorded with some of the jazz world's most high profile players including Roy Hargrove, Ravi Coltrane, Greg Osby, Cassandra Wilson and the Mingus Big Band among others. Call for cover/minimum information.


MD: ERIC FELTEN AT BETHESDA BLUES

Trombonist Eric Felten will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, September 27th at 8:00 pm. Felten grew up in Phoenix, AZ, where he began studying trombone at age nine with his grandfather, a veteran of east-coast bands from the Swing Era. At 24, Eric was named best new jazz trombonist by the International Trombone Association. In 1993 he released his first album for the respected European jazz label Soul Note, T-Bop, a record that featured Eric with legendary trombonist Jimmy Knepper and a young Joshua Redman. The result was a critically acclaimed debut album that earned four stars in Down Beat magazine. Eric's second album as a leader, Gratitude, was a modern take on the classic recordings of Duke Ellington's small groups in the 1930s. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHICAGO: BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL "BROADWAY, OUR WAY"

Menzie & Michael bring their show "Broadway Our Way" to THE MUSIC THEATRE CO. OF HIGHLAND PARK (1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL - 847-579-4900 ) on Friday, September 27th at 8:00 pm. The pair will share their acclaimed vocals and anecdotes to music that includes songs from such classics as "Sweet Charity" & "West Side Story" as well as more contemporary favorites "Book of Mormon" and "Chicago." Don't expect to hear the songs done as they were in the original shows ... Beckie and Tom sing Broadway, their way! Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: TOMMY TUNE IN 'TAPS, TUNES, AND TALL TALES' AT FEINSTEIN'S

Tommy Tune brings his show 'Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales' to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday through Saturday, September 26th through 28th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Saturday). Musical director Michael Biagi on piano. In his show 'Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales', Broadway's tallest tapper takes to the world's smallest stage, dancing, singing and tale-telling through 50 years of big time showmanship - all on only 4 square feet! Tommy Tune has enchanted audiences for decades with his charisma, vision, and innovation. He has been honored with nine Tony Awards recognizing him as an outstanding performer, choreographer, and director: Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw, Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/ A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies, and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. There is a $30-$65 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SF: SMOOTH JAZZ SERIES: NICK COLIONNE AT YOSHI'S

Nick Colionne will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, September 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Colionne is one of the hottest Jazz Guitarist/ Vocalists around. He has been described as "one of the most exceptional performers to come along on the jazz scene in a long time". Colionne's most recent 10 singles have each achieved Top Ten on all major national/international charts, with his latest cd release "Feel The Heat" contributing three more Top Ten hits. Colionne was honored with the prestigious 2007 International Instrumentalist Artist of the Year Award by The Wave in Canada, and was nominated for same again in 2009. He was nominated as Entertainer of The Year and Guitarist of The Year by The American Smooth Jazz Awards and was named Humanitarian of The Year. Read more here. There is a $26 (8:00 pm) $21 (10:00 pm) cover.

LONDON: KIT AND McCONNEL AT CRAZY COQS

Following their February sell-out show at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), the two very talented songwriters Kit and McConnel return with their splendid new show SECOND MARRIAGE on Tuesday through Saturday, September 24th through 28th at 8:00 pm. This very popular act make brilliant musical comedy together, with James at the piano and Kit singing a delightful mixture of witty and clever original songs laden with both blatant and implied satirical references. Never afraid to push the jokes, they poke fun at everyday events and modern cultural happenings, whilst also including some serious numbers in their act. No two shows for Kit and McConnel are ever the same and their wealth of experience ensures the audience creases up with laughter. Kit and James are old friends and collaborators. In 2011 they teamed up to become Kit and McConnel. In 2012 and 2013, in addition to their UK tour with Joan Rivers (culminating at the Albert Hall) they have had sell-out shows at Theatre Royal Windsor, Salisbury Playhouse, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, The Pheasantry, The Crazy Coqs, Three Choirs Festival, Holt Festival and many more. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: CABARET VERITE PRESENTS RENDEZ-VOUS A PARIS

Cabaret Verite bring their new show Rendez-Vous a Paris to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 ) on Friday, September 27th at 8:00 pm. The quartet's cocktail of gutsy French chansons, sultry Argentinean Tangos and comedy cabaret songs recreates the headiness of Parisian cafes in the 30s and 40s. For audiences who enjoyed their previous shows Soiree Parisienne and On the Banks of the Seine, expect many new gems as well as the much loved Piaf and Brel, Juliette Greco and Hot Club de France, Django and Tango classics. Bethany Jameson, Cabaret Verite's lead singer has been named 'The UK's little sparrow' for her interpretations of the French chansons.  Her award winning comedy lyrics, combined with Romano Viazzani's superb new compositions, are fresh, quirky and satirical. Call for cover/minimum information.

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THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 26th

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NYC: TONIA TECCE MAKES HER LONG-DELAYED NYC CABARET DEBUT

Singer Tonia Tecce, who has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Academy of Music and sung with Peter Nero and many orchestra, will make her New York City cabaret debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with a three-night engagement. Performances are on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, September 15th 7:00 pm; and Thursday, September 26th at 9:30 pm. Her show, A COCKEYED OPTIMIST: Why We Believe, The Songs of Richard Rodgers, has been written and directed by Michael Bush who has recently directed the Off-Broadway productions of PSYCHO THERAPY, CACTUS FLOWER and BASED ON A TOTALLY TRUE STORY. Music Director Tom Lawton is a performer, recording artist, composer and teacher. Ms Tecce, who is in her mid-70s, began singing in her home town of Paulsboro, NJ at age 8. She studied music and voice and performed extensively and was headed for a music career when love intervened. One week after singing at her graduation from Rosemont College, she married Frederick Tecce and devoted the next twenty-five years to raising their six children. She now has 12 grandchildren! There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN - "LIFE IS A BITCH" - SONGS BY FRAN LANDESMAN

Mary Foster Conklin returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with her acclaimed show LIFE IS A BITCH, a collection of songs by Fran Landesman. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, October 27th & 28th at 9:30 pm; and Wednesday, October 9th at 9:30 pm. She is joined on stage by John diMartino - piano, Ed Howard / Marco Panascia - bass, and special vocal guest John diPinto. Landesman, the self-proclaimed "poet laureate of lovers and losers," is best remembered as the lyricist of The Nervous Set, the world's first (and only) beatnik musical, which premiered in St. Louis in 1959 and later flopped on Broadway. Two numbers from the show, "All the Sad Young Men" and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" were widely recorded and became jazz standards. The evening will consist of a musical assortment of Landesman collaborators, including Tommy Wolf, Alec Wilder, Bob Dorough, Roy Kral, Simon Wallace and John Simon, with a special nod to past singers who were champions of Fran's songs, like Jackie and Roy and Suzannah McCorkle. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LORRI HAFER IN PERFECT HARMONY: THE MUSIC OF MY LIFE

Lorri Hafer flies up from Tampa on Thursday, September 26th to perform for one night only at 11:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Lorri's show, "PERFECT HARMONY-THE MUSIC OF MY LIFE" , includes songs•by Loonis McGlohon and Alec Wilder, her father, Al Ham and Marilyn and Alan Bergman, from her CD, "The Very Thought Of You", and other special songs from 'the music of her life'. Lorri's husband of 32 years, Mike Hafer, will be accompanying her on piano. Lorri started her career at the age of five on the Guy Mitchell record, "If You Ever Go Away," and as a model for the Madame Alexander Doll Company. In 1971, Lorri as lead vocalist with The Hillside Singers, along with her mother Mary Mayo, recorded the 'Coca Cola Song' - "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing." Lorri and several members of The Hillside Singers were reunited in 2003 on the PBS Special, "American Soundtrack: This Land Is Our Land - The Folk Rock Years 2." In 1981, Lorri was the opening act for organist Lenny Dee at his supper club when she visited a jam session. It was there that she met fellow musician Mike Hafer. Both of them coming from musical families, they teamed up, were married within six months, and after Lorri's tour as featured vocalist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Mike and Lorri began a US tour, recording their first CD, "Something Cool" in 1986. She and Mike founded "The Music of Your Life Trio", in conjunction with Tampa Bay's "Music of Your Life" affiliate WGUL. In 1988, their son, Paul Hafer was born. Lorri's radio show is currently heard on weekends at http://www.musicofyourlife.com There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CALENDAR GIRL WITH COLLEEN MCHUGH: CHANGE OF A DRESS

Calendar Girl Colleen McHugh celebrates Fashion Week at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, September 26th at 9:30 pm with an all-new collection of material dedicated to glamour and style. This one-night-only 'fashion show' includes songs from Stephen Sondheim, Dolly Parton, Cole Porter, Randy Newman and more, as well as original comedy and improv, all performed with McHugh's signature powerhouse vocals. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUEST IS BILLY PORTER
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, September 25th at 5:00 pm. This week's show will feature as guest Singer, Actor, Writer, Director, Dancer, Choreographer, Tony Award Winner Billy Porter, currently appearing on Broadway in Kinky Boots. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org )!

NYC: DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE AT THE BEECHMAN

Cult sensation DINA MARTINA returns to New York with DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Show dates are Thursday through Sunday, September 26th through 29th & Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm, and Friday & Saturday, October 4th & 5th at 9:30 pm. After attaining cult status in her native town of Seattle and touring nationally, Martina's official New York debut in 2005 sold out in minutes. Her follow-up shows have left jaded audiences (including Whoopi Goldberg, John Waters, Matt Stone, John Cameron Mitchell, Margaret Cho, Bruce Vilanch, Joyce Dewitt, and Jeff Stryker) stunned and clamoring for more. DINA MARTINA: A DOUR PALETTE, like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. Dina promises a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, and unbelievable video. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase advance tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com .

NYC: LYNN AHRENS & STEPHEN FLAHERTY DELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF COLLABORATION

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 ) presents the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with "Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration" with two shows nightly on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 26th, 27th & 28th. The shows will feature songs and stories from Ragtime, Once on This Island, My Favorite Year, Seussical, Lucky Stiff, the upcoming Rocky, and more. Musical director is Ted Sperling, with arrangements by Neil Douglas Reilly. The six shows will feature their best known songs, rare gems and even some never before heard material, performed by a rotating cast of Broadway stars. The 7:00 & 9:30 pm shows on Thursday, September 26th will feature Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Lilla Crawford, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis, Sean McCourt, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Mary Testa. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $40-$65 cover plus a $25-$30 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, Tori Scott, Emma Dean, and Topher the Contortionist. No cover just a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NATALIE DOUGLAS MAKES CAFE CARLYLE DEBUT

Nightlife Award, Backstage Bistro Award and Seven-time Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Award Winner Natalie Douglas makes her Cafe Carlyle debut on Thursday & Friday, September 26th & 27th at 10:45 pm as part of the late night series at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600 ). These two nights harken back to the Natalie Douglas tradition of late night gigs in the Eighty Eights' days at the start of her career! She is joined by her longtime musical director, Mark Hartman - as they present a brand new late night program including crowd favorites, long-lost gems and delicious discoveries.There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BUD POWELL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

The Bud Powell Birthday Celebration featuring Tim Hagans (trumpet) Greg Osby (alto sax) Dan Tepfer (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Matt Wilson (drums) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 24th through 28th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Along with our namesake, Charlie "Bird" Parker, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) is considered to be one of the creators of the style of modern jazz known as bebop. Despite his tragically short life, including bouts of mental illness, alcoholism and a self-imposed period of exile in Paris, Powell helped to define modern jazz piano technique while his brutal life story went on to inspire the Oscar winning film "'Round Midnight." This all-star birthday tribute will feature influential bebop compositions that Powell left behind including "Bouncin' with Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," "Budo," "Tempus Fugit," and "Un Poco Loco." There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL AT THE BLUE NOTE

An NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, prolific composer and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea (piano & keyboards) will perform with the Vigil (Hadrien Feraud, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums; Tim Garland, saxes, flute, bass clarinet; Charles Altura, guitar) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 23rd through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process. Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Chick has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever and the Elektric Band. His extensive discography boasts numerous essential albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. There is a $45 cover.

NYC: JOE SANDERS QUARTET: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF OSCAR PETTIFORD

The Joe Sanders Quartet. featuring Gerald Clayton & Greg Hutchinson presents The Life & Music of Oscar Pettiford at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday, September 26th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Young, in-demand bassist Joe Sanders will pay tribute to the life and music of bassist Oscar Pettiford. Pettiford was a crucial component of jazz, particularly bebop, having worked for and/or led groups with Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Cannonball Adderley, and more, all before his death in 1960 at the age of 37. Pettiford is also considered the pioneer of cello as a solo instrument in jazz. Joe Sanders' group features two highly renowned contemporaries, Gerald Clayton and Greg Hutchinson; Clayton, still in his twenties, has been personally GRAMMY Award-nominated both as a composer and a soloist, and Greg Hutchinson, who has worked with the best of the best living jazz musicians, has been called "the drummer of his generation" by JazzTimes. There is a $30 cover.

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

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


BOSTON: DOUBLE BILL: AMANDA MARTINEZ QUARTET + AUBREY JOHNSON SEXTET

The Amanda Martinez Quartet and the Aubrey Johnson Sextet will perform in a double-bill at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, September 26th at 7:30 pm. Amanda Martinez is a Toronto-based singer/songwriter whose music exultingly blends her unique Mexican and South African roots with flamenco soul. Her solo CDs have garnered her multiple nominations for Latin Jazz Performer of the Year, and her songs have appeared on three Putumayo world music collections, including Latin Dreamland and Cafe Latino. Martinez has headlined concerts at the 2011 PanAmerican Games in Guadalajara and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Aubrey Johnson is a New York-based vocalist/ composer whose style is rooted in jazz, Brazilian, and creative contemporary music, with and without words. Her band consists of some of NYC's top young musicians and features an interesting lineup of voice, violin, woodwinds (bass clarinet/saxophones/flute), piano, bass, and drums. The group will be releasing their debut album on Greg Osby's indpendent record label, Inner Circle Music next year. Aubrey holds a Masters degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory and has been teaching in the voice department at Berklee College of Music since 2011. There is an $18 cover.

BOSTON: MIKE TUCKER ORGAN TRIO + 1: CD RELEASE EVENT

The Mike Tucker Organ Trio + 1 featuring Warren Wolf will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, September 26th at 8:00 pm. The show will celebrate the release of their latest CD 'The Mike Tucker Organ Trio LIVE'. The Mike Tucker Quartet has been invited to perform at jazz festivals around the world including the Phoenix Jazz Festival in Nagoya Japan, The Nancy Jazz Festival in Lorraine France, The Emerging Artists of the 21st Century concert series in San Jose Costa Rica, and closer to home at the Kennedy Center in D.C and The JVC Jazz Festival in NYC. Vibraphonist Warren Wolf, a multi-instrumentalist who has also honed his chops on drums and piano since age three, is also following in the footsteps of vibes masters Bobby Hutcherson and Stefon Harris by becoming a member of the SFJazz Collective (both of whom precede him in the vibes chair).

TORONTO: DON NADURIAK QUINTET - CD RELEASE 'XAVIERJAZZ'

The DON NADURIAK QUINTET (with Russ Little - trombone, Duncan Hopkins - bass, Bill McBirnie - flute and Max Sennitt - drums) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday & Thursday, September 25th & 26th at 9:00 pm. An early student of classical music Don pursued studies in jazz and contemporary music under Canada's legendary Oscar Peterson at the Advanced School of Contemporary Music until he was introduced to Latin music by the Columbian born, Afro-Cuban drummer Memo Acevedo. This is the music that would captivate and become his life long passion. As a published author Don has written 'Cookin' with Salsa' carefully designed, original studies to help keyboardists understand the basic principles of salsa, as musical director he works with Toronto based songwriter, vocalist and performer Laura Fernandez and as performer Don has played a major role in establishing Latin Music in Canada with his bands Salsa Con Clave and his current bank Xavierjazz. It is with this current band that Don is releasing his newest recording this week. There is a $15 cover.

DC: ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Vibraphonist Roy Ayers will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 26th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ayers could very well be the best jazz/R&B artist you don't know. In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics, like "We Live In Brooklyn Baby" and "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960's, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". Call for cover/minimum information.


CHICAGO: SOME OL' LOVE WITH THE KING: A TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE

Dom Thomas brings his show Some Ol' Love With The King: A Tribute to Nat King Cole to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 ) on Thursday, September 26th at 8:00 pm featuring Nick Sula on piano. Dom Thomas is sure to captivate the hearts of any enthusiast by delivering standards from the songbook of Nat King Cole. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: SMOOTH JAZZ SERIES: JEFF LORBER FUSION

Trailblazing keyboardist/ composer/ producer Jeff Lorber will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, September 26th at 8:00 pm to celebrate the release of his new album 'Hacienda'. More than three decades after his earliest recordings, Lorber has come full circle. His recording, Galaxy, released January 2012, on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, revisits a sound he helped pioneer. The album takes the experiment that he started with his last GRAMMY-nominated CD, Now is the Time, up a notch with 11 exciting and energetic new compositions performed by some of the biggest names in jazz today. Core members Lorber, bassist Jimmy Haslip and saxophonist Eric Marienthal are in rare form, aided by the explosive playing of drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and guest appearances by trumpeter Randy Brecker, percussionist Lenny Castro, guitarists Paul Jackson Jr. and Larry Koonse, and drummer Dave Weckl. There is a $25 cover.


SF: TOMMY TUNE IN 'TAPS, TUNES, AND TALL TALES' AT FEINSTEIN'S

Tommy Tune brings his show 'Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales' to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday through Saturday, September 26th through 28th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Saturday). Musical director Michael Biagi on piano. In his show 'Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales', Broadway's tallest tapper takes to the world's smallest stage, dancing, singing and tale-telling through 50 years of big time showmanship - all on only 4 square feet! Tommy Tune has enchanted audiences for decades with his charisma, vision, and innovation. He has been honored with nine Tony Awards recognizing him as an outstanding performer, choreographer, and director: Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw, Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/ A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies, and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. There is a $30-$65 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

LONDON: KIT AND McCONNEL AT CRAZY COQS

Following their February sell-out show at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), the two very talented songwriters Kit and McConnel return with their splendid new show SECOND MARRIAGE on Tuesday through Saturday, September 24th through 28th at 8:00 pm. This very popular act make brilliant musical comedy together, with James at the piano and Kit singing a delightful mixture of witty and clever original songs laden with both blatant and implied satirical references. Never afraid to push the jokes, they poke fun at everyday events and modern cultural happenings, whilst also including some serious numbers in their act. No two shows for Kit and McConnel are ever the same and their wealth of experience ensures the audience creases up with laughter. Kit and James are old friends and collaborators. In 2011 they teamed up to become Kit and McConnel. In 2012 and 2013, in addition to their UK tour with Joan Rivers (culminating at the Albert Hall) they have had sell-out shows at Theatre Royal Windsor, Salisbury Playhouse, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, The Pheasantry, The Crazy Coqs, Three Choirs Festival, Holt Festival and many more. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

Open Mic with host Harold Sanditen returns on Thursday, September 12th and every Thursday thereafter at London's THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). This is a unique open mic in the West End, having an acoustic baby grand piano and a bass player. Michael Roulston and Jonty Fisher will be regular musicians - and both are versed at both jazz and more theatrical songs. Aimed at both the jazz and theatrical communities, The Crazy Coqs Open Mic Night welcomes all singers, composers and musicians, up & coming and established, who want to do a turn, performing new material or old favourites. For the audience, come and catch that proverbial 'rising star' (or possibly a famous West End name) in the intimate, "jewel-box" surroundings of The Crazy Coqs. Call for cover/minimum information.

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WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 25th

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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: BARBARA McCARTHY - DREAMING THIS TIME

Barbara McCarthy will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm. She has appeared off-Broadway in the long-running improvisational hit "The Proposition" at The Manhattan Theatre Club, with the New Jersey State Opera Company and the Stuyvesant Opera Company in New York City. She has performed roles in regional theatre ranging from Hedy LaRue in "How to Succeed" to Zerlina in "Don Giovanni". She has appeared in industrial films and in over 250 television commercials for such companies as American Express, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Mercedes, Hallmark, Nabisco and Proctor & Gamble, as well as roles in the daytime television soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live". She has recorded three CDs, Barbara McCarthy Sings!, By George - the Songs of George Gershwin, and Dreaming This Time (currently in production). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KAYTE GRACE & ELLEN KAYE AND MOSCOW 57 AT THE MET

Kayte Grace and her band, Ellen Kaye and the Moscow 57 band will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, September 25th at 9:30 pm. This show features Kayte Grace with her band (Kyle Masteller on guitar and Doug Berns on bass) and Ellen Kaye hosting and performing with the M57 Band (Ethan Fein - music director/guitar, Sandi Billingslea on violin, Benjamin Franklin Brown on bass and Gio Cepeda on drums), continuing the mini-tour celebrating the release of Kayte's 5-EP project "Set Fire to Separate Lives," that began in August on Kayte's home turf of Washington, DC and comes to NYC with this event. The M57 Urban Salon is an eclectic mix of musical artists, visual artists, poets, storytellers and the occasional juggler, and sometimes Russian Central Asian fare. It has popped up in such wildly different places as New Orleans, Louisiana; Washington, DC; New Milford, Connecticut; and in New York City from East Harlem to Governors Island. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: COLE ESCOLA IS THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT

Internet comedian and downtown darling Cole Escola will perform his show "Cole Escola Is The First Gay President" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm. For the show, Cole has created an evening of sketches and characters for you to watch. Advance reservations at http://cole.brownpapertickets.com are highly recommended. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DAVID BALLARD IN HAVING IT ALL

David Ballard makes his cabaret debut on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with his show 'Having It All'. Musical director is Garrit Guadan. The show is directed by Tanya Moberly. Additional shows are scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th at 9:30 pm; Friday, October 11th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, October 12th at 5:00 pm. There is a $15 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: 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 on the 25th are Amber Iman (Soul Doctor), John Bolton (A Christmas Story), Howard Fishman (renowned concert, cabaret and recording artist), Carole J. Bufford (Nightlife Award Winner), Maxine Linehan (An American Journey opening at Birdland Oct 7), and Gaby Albo (Broadway Rising Star).. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: KATE FLANNERY & SCOT ROBINSON ARE THE LAMPSHADES

The Lampshades will entertain you at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm. Kate Flannery, aka Meredith from The Office, and Scot Robinson, from the silver screen's Anchorman, are The Lampshades: America's favorite dying lounge act! "Kassie," (Flannery) along with "Hori" (Robinson), work the scotch-soaked, mascara-running piano medley to fine, sleazy effect. No matter how many bands you've seen, you have never heard "Mandy" meets "Brandy" combined with the theme song from The Andy Griffith Show and "Candy Man" thrown in for bad measure. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO: WRITER'S BLOCK WITH JOE ICONIS

It's that time again.... WRITER'S BLOCK at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). This month held on Wednesday, September 25th at 11:30 pm and and featuring Annie Golden, Mighty Kate, and Eli Bolin, and original work by some of New York's most talented up-and-coming songwriters. Enjoy a drink (or four) off the new late night happy hour menu, or even sign up to perform your own original work on our stage. WRITER'S BLOCK is the new home for New York City's next generation of songwriters. Want to perform your own original work at 54 Below? Need to try out new songs to get through your own writer's block? Join Joe on Wednesday for the chance to sign up for one of the open-mic slots. No cover just a $20 food/drink minimum.


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

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


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: FRANK PEROWSKY BIG BAND

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 25th features the Frank Perowsky Big Band. New York City based saxophonist and clarinetist Frank Perowsky is a a freelance musician who throughout his career has toured or performed with such artists as Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz and has been member of the big bands of Jimmy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Les and Larry Elgart and Mike Longo. He has recorded with Tito Rodriguez, Johnny Richards, Bill Watrous' big band in the '70s, Roland Hanna and Liza Minnelli to name a few. Since 2007 he has led his own 17 piece big band which has made appearances at such venues as New York City's the Bowery Poetry Club and the Baha'i Center's Jazz Tuesdays series. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: BUD POWELL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

The Bud Powell Birthday Celebration featuring Tim Hagans (trumpet) Greg Osby (alto sax) Dan Tepfer (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Matt Wilson (drums) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 24th through 28th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Along with our namesake, Charlie "Bird" Parker, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) is considered to be one of the creators of the style of modern jazz known as bebop. Despite his tragically short life, including bouts of mental illness, alcoholism and a self-imposed period of exile in Paris, Powell helped to define modern jazz piano technique while his brutal life story went on to inspire the Oscar winning film "'Round Midnight." This all-star birthday tribute will feature influential bebop compositions that Powell left behind including "Bouncin' with Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," "Budo," "Tempus Fugit," and "Un Poco Loco." There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL AT THE BLUE NOTE

An NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, prolific composer and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea (piano & keyboards) will perform with the Vigil (Hadrien Feraud, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums; Tim Garland, saxes, flute, bass clarinet; Charles Altura, guitar) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 23rd through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process. Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Chick has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever and the Elektric Band. His extensive discography boasts numerous essential albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. There is a $45 cover.

NYC: THE TANGIERS BLUES BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

The Tangiers Blues Band (TBB) will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, September 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The band was formed in 1998, after guitarist Chris Scianni (Dangerman, Echobrain with Jason Newsted) and drummer Dave Borla (Dangerman, Echobrain) met photographer/harmonica player Danny Clinch and discovered their mutual love for blues music. The first Tangiers Blues Band jam session took place on Thanksgiving night that year with other musicians and friends, including Huey from the Fun Lovin' Criminals, King from Cooley High, Mick Jones from Foreigner and tennis player/guitarist John McEnroe. The original line-up was formed after that with Chris (guitar), Dave Borla (drums), Danny (harmonica), Huey (lap steel), King (vox and guitar) adding their long time friends Dave Sellar (bass) from Darla Hood and Peter Levin (keys) who had played in various bands in New York City and currently tours with The Blind Boys of Alabama. The TBB line-up changes from show to show, with a deep rotation of musicians they have known and jammed with for many years, and in many different configurations. In addition, they have many "special guests" who will sit in with them for a night when they are around including G-Love, Phil Lesh, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Charlie Giordano (Bruce Springsteen) and Chris' father, Joseph Scianni. The line-up on the TBB studio recordings consists of Chris, Danny, Pete, King and Dave Sellars with Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams and The Cardinals) on lap and pedal steel guitars and Mo Roberts (Shemeka Copeland) on drums. The recording was done in one day at Moon Palace Studios, mixed and produced by Tim Latham (Lou Reed, Tribe Called Quest) a long time friend of all the guys. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: YOSVANY TERRY QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

The Yosvanny Terry Quintet (Yosvany Terry, saxophones & chekere; Mike Rodriguez, trumpet; Osmany Paredes, piano; Hans Glawischnig, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums) is returning to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 24th & 25th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm to play music from the acclaimed Today's Opinion. Blending a dense mix of influences from West Africa, Cuba, and American jazz, Terry has created an ambitious and unique vision, now recognized as one of the most important cross-cultural integrations in modern jazz. "In Cuba," said Terry, "everything that arrives integrates and becomes part of the culture. Jazz is the same way." The Quintet has been performing this material extensively, and Terry tells us that his celebrated group is now at its peak, playing better than ever. This is powerful music, amazingly cohesive given the number of musical ideas and influences Terry incorporates. The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival showcases an array of up-and-coming musicians alongside some of today's most established jazz masters. There is a $30 cover.


BOSTON: MIGUEL ZENON & THE RHYTHM COLLECTIVE AT THE REGATABAR

Miguel Zenon & The Rhythm Collective (Miguel Zenon - alto sax; Aldemar Valentin - electric bass; Joel Mateo - drums; Reynaldo de Jesus percussion) perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30 pm. Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenon represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz. Throughout his career he has divided his time equally between working with older jazz masters and working with the music's younger innovators, irrespective of styles and genres. The list of musicians Zenon has toured and/or recorded with includes: The SFJAZZ Collective, Charlie Haden, Fred Hersh, Kenny Werner, David Sanchez, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, The Mingus Big Band, Bobby Hutcherson and Steve Coleman. There is a $25 cover.

BOSTON: NOAH PREMINGER AT SCULLERS

Brooklyn-based Noah Preminger will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, September 25th at 8:00 pm. Preminger, just 26, has recorded his third album and second for Palmetto Records, "Haymaker". Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.


TORONTO: DON NADURIAK QUINTET - CD RELEASE 'XAVIERJAZZ'

The DON NADURIAK QUINTET (with Russ Little - trombone, Duncan Hopkins - bass, Bill McBirnie - flute and Max Sennitt - drums) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday & Thursday, September 25th & 26th at 9:00 pm. An early student of classical music Don pursued studies in jazz and contemporary music under Canada's legendary Oscar Peterson at the Advanced School of Contemporary Music until he was introduced to Latin music by the Columbian born, Afro-Cuban drummer Memo Acevedo. This is the music that would captivate and become his life long passion. As a published author Don has written 'Cookin' with Salsa' carefully designed, original studies to help keyboardists understand the basic principles of salsa, as musical director he works with Toronto based songwriter, vocalist and performer Laura Fernandez and as performer Don has played a major role in establishing Latin Music in Canada with his bands Salsa Con Clave and his current bank Xavierjazz. It is with this current band that Don is releasing his newest recording this week. There is a $15 cover.

DC: BILLY HART QUARTET AT THE ATLAS

DC native Billy Hart plays for the first time as a leader, as the Billy Hart Quartet performs at ATLASJAZZ at the ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC - 202-399-7993) on Wednesday, September 25th at 8:00 pm. Master percussionist, Billy Hart, has brought his own technique to jazz, providing a night of freedom and unexpected turns. Hart's illustrious career includes playing with greats such as Herbie Hancock and Wes Montgomery. Hart's quartet, featuring the talents of Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson, and Ben Street, effortlessly walk the path between dexterity and exciting abandon, but never reckless, and wonderfully sublime. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: ROBERTO POMILLI AT BLUES ALLEY

Roberto Pomilli will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, September 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Roberto Pomilli is considered one of the best tango double bass players and composers of his generation. Musical reviews have said that Roberto Pomili deserves not only to be heard but seen playing to fully understand and appreciate his authentic identification in Tango music that flows like blood through his fingers to the instrument and arouses the senses and emotions of the audience. His first Tango CD 'concerTango recordando a Piazzolla' sold over 10,000 copies in the first year predominantly in New York. At Blues Alley Roberto Pomili will be presenting his premier CD 'concerTango recordando a Piazzolla' in honor of the famous Argentinian composer, for your listening pleasure. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: JASON MARSALIS VIBES QUARTET AT YOSHI'S

The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, September 25th at 8:00 pm. Since 2000, Jason has been a mainstay on the New Orleans scene as a bandleader from the vibraphone chair. These groups have performed at Snug Harbor, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Jazz Playhouse, and The Satchmo Summerfest. Jason has also appeared at jazz venues through the USA and Canada, and has toured Europe on the summer festival scene. His playing is unique; drawing from a wide range of influences, Jason performs original music as well as many hidden gems in the jazz literature and beyond. As a drummer, Marsalis collaborates frequently with his brothers Delfeayo and Branford, in addition to Marcus Roberts and Ellis Marsalis. When he is not filling the drum chairs in these groups, Jason performs as a vibraphonist with artists such as Shannon Powell, John Ellis, Roland Guerin, Irvin Mayfield, and many others as well as leading his own quartet. There is a $25 cover.

SYDNEY: JUST AN OLD FASHIONED GRRRL AT SLIDE

Melbourne Cabaret Artiste Danielle Asciak will hit Sydney for the first time with her sexy, delightful & unpretentious show JUST AN OLD FASHIONED GRRRL on Wednesday, September 25th at 8:00 pm at SLIDE LOUNGE (41 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney AUS - 1 300 658 009). She will be accompanied by a professional jazz pianist Denis Follington. The show moves to Sydney ollowing her sell out season at Melbourne's iconic Butterfly Club, that engaged generations of Eartha Kitt fans (generally aged 40-80), cabaret fans of all ages, the queer community and young arts/cabaret enthusiasts. Asciak sings Eartha Kitt in an intelligently crafted music bio with Kitt's life integrated with song, to parallel circumstances in both performers' lives. The show Languages spoken/performed include English, French and Turkish. It explores themes of love, relationships, identity, rejection, empowerment, grief, womanhood and independence. This is not an impersonation of Kitt but rather reflects on the lessons we can all learn from Kitt's fearless approach to life and love. It is appropriate for 15+ audience. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: KIT AND McCONNEL AT CRAZY COQS

Following their February sell-out show at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), the two very talented songwriters Kit and McConnel return with their splendid new show SECOND MARRIAGE on Tuesday through Saturday, September 24th through 28th at 8:00 pm. This very popular act make brilliant musical comedy together, with James at the piano and Kit singing a delightful mixture of witty and clever original songs laden with both blatant and implied satirical references. Never afraid to push the jokes, they poke fun at everyday events and modern cultural happenings, whilst also including some serious numbers in their act. No two shows for Kit and McConnel are ever the same and their wealth of experience ensures the audience creases up with laughter. Kit and James are old friends and collaborators. In 2011 they teamed up to become Kit and McConnel. In 2012 and 2013, in addition to their UK tour with Joan Rivers (culminating at the Albert Hall) they have had sell-out shows at Theatre Royal Windsor, Salisbury Playhouse, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, The Pheasantry, The Crazy Coqs, Three Choirs Festival, Holt Festival and many more. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: DAVID BALLARD IN HAVING IT ALL

David Ballard makes his cabaret debut on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with his show 'Having It All'. Musical director is Garrit Guadan. The show is directed by Tanya Moberly. Additional shows are scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th at 9:30 pm; Friday, October 11th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, October 12th at 5:00 pm. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: KAT GANG AT THE MET

An up-and-coming star among the current, talented waive of contemporary singer/songwriters, Kat Gang will appear at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm. Kat delivers her unique brand of jazz- influenced music with a flair that constantly has her ever increasing audience calling for more. From her unique take on traditional jazz standards to her soulful interpretations of the music of Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones and even the Arctic Monkeys, this Boston-born vocalist has long been winning diverse audience appreciation in theatres, jazz clubs, restaurants and reviews. One of Kat's greatest gifts as a singer is her musical versatility; she draws on years of experience from across a broad range of specialties, enhancing her current project with innovation and expertise. Whether singing madrigals, the great American songbook, jazz or pop, Kat distinguishes each song with her vibrant voice and huge heart. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!


Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, September 24th at 8:30 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


NYC: LAST TUESDAY ... WITH JAMES JACKSON, JR.

Performance artist James Jackson, Jr. is back at the East Village burlesque mainstay, DUANE PARK (308 Bowery, NYC - 212-732-5555) on Tuesday, September 24th at 8:00 pm hosting a new monthly event entitled "Last Tuesday..." Boasting some of the hottest cabaret artists, musicians, and live performances New York City has to offer, each showcased and sharing the stage with Mr. Jackson as host for the evening. This month's guest is celebrated vocalist, dancer, and comedic monologist, Amber Martin. As a solo artist, Amber has created a small world of original characters, through which she shows her broad vocal range as well as her vast knowledge of music and pop culture history. The band is lead by piano man Elliot Roth. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: WBGO JAZZ SERIES PRESENTS IGOR BUTMAN & THE MOSCOW STATE JAZZ ORCHESTRA

WBGI Jazz Series continues at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, September 24th featuring Igor Butman & The Moscow State Jazz Orchestra with special guest bluesy jazz vocalist Allan Harris. Performances are at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Butman is renowned the world over as a supremely gifted jazz virtuoso, composer and arranger, band leader, impresario, and club owner. Playing alongside him is the Moscow State Jazz Orchestra (aka Igor Butman Big Band), a swinging and lyrical band in the tradition of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie Big Bands. Featuring bluesy jazz vocalist Allan Harris, you will not want to miss this dynamic evening of international jazz! There is a $35-$45 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 24th are Bob Stillman (Grey Gardens, Dirty Blonde), Michael Wartella (Wicked), Zarah Mahler (Soul Doctor), Marcus Paul James (In The Heights, Rent) and Niki Scalera (Hairspray, Tarzan). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BUD POWELL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

The Bud Powell Birthday Celebration featuring Tim Hagans (trumpet) Greg Osby (alto sax) Dan Tepfer (piano) Lonnie Plaxico (bass) Matt Wilson (drums) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 24th through 28th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Along with our namesake, Charlie "Bird" Parker, and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) is considered to be one of the creators of the style of modern jazz known as bebop. Despite his tragically short life, including bouts of mental illness, alcoholism and a self-imposed period of exile in Paris, Powell helped to define modern jazz piano technique while his brutal life story went on to inspire the Oscar winning film "'Round Midnight." This all-star birthday tribute will feature influential bebop compositions that Powell left behind including "Bouncin' with Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," "Budo," "Tempus Fugit," and "Un Poco Loco." There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHICK COREA & THE VIGIL AT THE BLUE NOTE

An NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, prolific composer and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea (piano & keyboards) will perform with the Vigil (Hadrien Feraud, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums; Tim Garland, saxes, flute, bass clarinet; Charles Altura, guitar) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, September 23rd through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process. Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Chick has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever and the Elektric Band. His extensive discography boasts numerous essential albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. There is a $45 cover.

NYC: MARK HARTMAN & NOAH LEMAICH'S BROADWAY BENEFIT FOR PLAYTHINGS THEATRE

Mark Hartman & Noah Lemaich's Broadway Benefit for Playthings Theatre will be presented at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121)on Tuesday, September 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Mark Hartman is currently the Music Director of Avenue Q on Broadway. He has been happily associated with the show since its off-Broadway production at the Vineyard Theater, where he tripled on keyboard 2, guitar and banjo. With the Broadway transfer, Mark became the Associate Conductor, where he sat for two years. He is now keeping Gary Adler's conductor chair (and office) warm while he is on leave. During his time at Avenue Q, Mark has been lucky enough to be able to work on several other projects, including The Streets of New York and Finian's Rainbow, both directed by Charlotte Moore, both for the Irish Rep, and (later) Westport Country Playhouse; Noel Coward's After The Ball (dir. Tony Walton) also for the Irish Rep; Joy off-Broadway at the Actors' Playhouse (dir. Ben Rimalower); and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life at the Old Globe in San Diego, CA. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: YOSVANY TERRY QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

The Yosvanny Terry Quintet (Yosvany Terry, saxophones & chekere; Mike Rodriguez, trumpet; Osmany Paredes, piano; Hans Glawischnig, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums) is returning to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 24th & 25th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm to play music from the acclaimed Today's Opinion. Blending a dense mix of influences from West Africa, Cuba, and American jazz, Terry has created an ambitious and unique vision, now recognized as one of the most important cross-cultural integrations in modern jazz. "In Cuba," said Terry, "everything that arrives integrates and becomes part of the culture. Jazz is the same way." The Quintet has been performing this material extensively, and Terry tells us that his celebrated group is now at its peak, playing better than ever. This is powerful music, amazingly cohesive given the number of musical ideas and influences Terry incorporates. The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival showcases an array of up-and-coming musicians alongside some of today's most established jazz masters. There is a $30 cover.


TORONTO: MICHEL BERUBE - A TRIBUTE TO GREAT SONGWRITERS

After performing to a packed house in early July, Michel Berube returns to THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299)on Tuesday, September 24th at 8:30 pm. Accompanied by his Musical Director Mark Lalama on piano, Michel will present an evening of intimate, passionate and reflective songs in both French and English by some of the most celebrated composers of our time including Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Randy Newman, Michel Legrand, Leonard Cohen and Jimmy Webb. Michel has the distinction of having recorded duets with two musical icons, Chrissie Hynde and Jennifer Warnes. He has received rave reviews for his recent album of French classic songs and standing ovations for his interpretation of jazz standards. He has lived in Toronto since 1999 studying, recording and performing everywhere from Jazz Festivals in Toronto, Barrie and Peterborough to The Top o' The Senator to Casino Rama, making his USA debut at the prestigious Town Hall in New York City. He has shared the bill with the likes of Jennifer Warnes, The Faith Chorale, Jackie Richardson, Amy Sky, Steven Paige, Kenny Rogers, Chantal Kreviazuk, Louise Pitre and Amanda McBroom to name but a few. In the autumn of 2012, Jennifer Warnes asked Michel to join her on tour to perform Up Where We Belong with her, the Grammy and Oscar winning hit she recorded with Joe Cocker. There is a $15 cover.

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.


DC: ANDREW WHITE AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Andrew White will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141)on Tuesday, September 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. White appeared on the jazz scene in September, 1960, concurrent with his graduation from his studies at Howard University, when he appeared with Washington DC's J.F.K. Quintet, Kenny Clarke, Otis Redding, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Beaver Harris, The Julius Hemphill Saxophone Sextet, "The Six Winds" Dutch Saxophone Sextet, and on his own "Andrew White's ZORROSAX ALLSTARS," saxophone sextet, and hundreds of personal solo appearances worldwide. These include solo performances at New York City's Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C., Paris, France's Theatre du Chatelet, La Vila, and a 1994 solo Summer tour of seven French cities.

SF: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

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

LONDON: KIT AND McCONNEL AT CRAZY COQS

Following their February sell-out show at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), the two very talented songwriters Kit and McConnel return with their splendid new show SECOND MARRIAGE on Tuesday through Saturday, September 24th through 28th at 8:00 pm. This very popular act make brilliant musical comedy together, with James at the piano and Kit singing a delightful mixture of witty and clever original songs laden with both blatant and implied satirical references. Never afraid to push the jokes, they poke fun at everyday events and modern cultural happenings, whilst also including some serious numbers in their act. No two shows for Kit and McConnel are ever the same and their wealth of experience ensures the audience creases up with laughter. Kit and James are old friends and collaborators. In 2011 they teamed up to become Kit and McConnel. In 2012 and 2013, in addition to their UK tour with Joan Rivers (culminating at the Albert Hall) they have had sell-out shows at Theatre Royal Windsor, Salisbury Playhouse, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, The Pheasantry, The Crazy Coqs, Three Choirs Festival, Holt Festival and many more. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: HOT HOUSE NYC JAZZ AWARDS NIGHT AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

HOT HOUSE (the first publication dedicated to jazz in New York City) celebrates its 31st anniversary! The Metropolitan Room is celebrating its 8th anniversary! Together, they're celebrating the reason why we exist - the Jazz Artists - on Monday, September 23rd starting at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Since its creation in 1982, Hot House has put together 372 issues and helped promote over 9,000 artists. The oldest jazz magazine in New York, Hot House is the only publication in the New York metro area devoted solely to previews of upcoming jazz events. Month after month, year after year since 1982, Hot House has offered insight and enthusiasm to both longtime jazz fans and newcomers to the scene reaching its goal to inform each readers, help promote events and bring audience to the performances. For the Monday night show there is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. For more information visit their website at http://www.hothousejazz.com/

NYC: FOLK MUSIC LEGEND PETE SEEGER TO RECEIVE FIRST PHOEBE JACOBS AWARD OF DISTINCTION - JOE REGAN JR. ALSO TO BE HONORED

Pete Seeger, a master of vocals, banjo, and guitar and well known for influencing the development of folk music and for his continued commitment to social justice, peace and environmental issues, is the recipient of the first Phoebe Jacobs Award of Distinction which will be presented by BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER'S LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTER FOR MUSIC & MEDICINE (located in the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East in Manhattan; see http://www.musicandmedicine.org ) at its 8th Annual What A Wonderful World event on Monday, September 23rd.

Also being honored are Fran Silverman, ACSW, LCSW-R, Director of Beth Israel's Department of Social Work and Home Care Services, and Music for AIR patient Joe Regan, Jr., both recipients of the 2013 What A Wonderful World Award. Award winner Joe Regan, Jr., is a writer, director and creative consultant with 30 years in professional theater and motion picture production and well known to cabaret performers and fans. A graduate of Stanford University, where he majored in Speech and Drama, and English (creative writing), he has contributed to Cabaret Scenes and the Times Square Chronicles and Theaterpizzazz blogs. He is a recipient of the Cabaret Hotline Jeff Matson Award for his contributions to the cabaret community. He participates in the Armstrong Center's Music for AIR (Advances in Respiration) program since its inception. The honorees will be feted at a special cocktail reception and silent auction to be held at Beth Israel's Phillips Ambulatory Care Center's Nerken Family Atrium, 10 Union Square East in Manhattan. Proceeds from the event benefit the Louis Armstrong Center's clinical services.

NYC: SKETCH COMEDY WITH CRASS MONKEY AT THE BEECHMAN

The acclaimed sketch comedy group Crass Monkey returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday, September 23rd at 9:30 pm. Kevin Skinner, Dean Jones and Stephanie Lovell are proud to present The Crass Monkey, featurng live and video sketches, guest stars, and dancing chimpanzees! (chimpanzees not guaranteed to dance and/or appear at all.) There is a $5 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: IN THE KEY OF ME WITH THE MUSIC OF FILUP GROFT

"In The Key of Me" will be performed at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, September 23rd at 9:30 pm. The show is made up of new music composed by Filup Groft with special guest appearances from artists Ben Ellidge, Briana Davis, and Ashley Betton, lead by Michael Thomas. There is a $5 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: THE SKIVVIES WITH LAUREN MOLINA & NICK CEARLEY

Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with another The Skivies show on Monday, September 23rd at 9:30 pm. This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. They will be joined by special guest stars, Matt Doyle, Tituss Burgess, Nick Adams, Lesli Margherita & Leslie McDonel, who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection. There is a $20-$30 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 23rd at 11:30 pm for this season's second round of The Callback: Semi-Finals! Watch contestants 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: THE RETURN OF MONTGOMERY, MAYES & STRITCH

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the long-awaited return of MONTGOMERY, MAYES & STRITCH, the vocal trio starring Sharon Montgomery, Sally Mayes and Billy Stritch, at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm. This is a one-night-only celebration and concert, produced by Matt Berman. Thirty-two yearsago, three crazy kids from the University of Houston (Sharon Montgomery, SallyMayes and Billy Stritch) formed a unique and hilarious jazz vocal trio. Unableto mutually agree on a name for their new venture, they dubbed themselves •Montgomery, Mayes & Stritch, and soon took Texas nightclubs and theaters by storm. Their success led to smash engagements in Newport, RI and on the New York cabaret scene. Since that charmed time, they've each gone on to have very successful solo careers, but for one nightonly, they'll recreate their special brand of harmony and humor! Sharon Montgomery is Houston's leading female jazz and swing singer and works with small groups, big bands and symphony orchestras throughout the country. She has also acted in many top regional venues including Houston's famed Alley Theater. Sally Mayes is a Tony Award nominee for her critically acclaimed performance in the 1993 Broadway revival of She Loves Me and was an original cast member of Maltby and Shire's off-Broadway revue Closer Than Ever. She performs in concerts throughout the country and has numerous solo CDs to her credit. Billy Stritch is one of New York's leading singer/pianists and is musical director for Liza Minnelli, Linda Lavin and Marilyn Maye. He appeared on Broadway in the 2001 revival of 42nd Street and has been touring the country with his tribute to the legendary Mel Torme. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: ROY BUCHANAN BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) presents a Roy Buchanan Birthday Tribute featuring Jim Weider, Arlen Roth, And Tom Principato on Monday, September 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Leroy Buchanan was born in Ozark, Arkansas and was raised there and in Pixley, California, a farming area near Bakersfield. His father was a sharecropper in Arkansas and a farm laborer in California. He initially showed talent on steel guitar before switching to guitar in the early 50s, and started his professional career at age 15, in Johnny Otis's rhythm and blues revue. In 1958, Buchanan made his recording debut with Dale Hawkins, including playing the solo on "My Babe" for Chicago's Chess Records. At the end of the 1960s, with a growing family, Buchanan left the music industry for a while to learn a trade, and trained for a while as a hairdresser. In the early '70s, Roy Buchanan performed extensively with the Danny Denver Band, which had a large following in the Washington DC area. Buchanan's life changed in 1971, when he gained national notice as the result of an hour-long PBS television documentary. Entitled Introducing Roy Buchanan, and sometimes mistakenly called The Best Unknown Guitarist in the World, it earned a record deal with Polydor Records and praise from John Lennon and Merle Haggard, besides an alleged invitation to join the Rolling Stones (which he turned down). Buchanan quit recording in 1981, vowing never to enter a studio again unless he could record his own music his own way. Four years later, Alligator Records coaxed Buchanan back into the studio. His first album for Alligator, When a Guitar Plays the Blues, was released in the spring of 1985. It was the first time he had total artistic freedom in the studio. His second Alligator LP, Dancing on the Edge (with vocals on three tracks by Delbert McClinton), was released in the fall of 1986. He released the twelfth and last album of his career, Hot Wires, in 1987.

NYC: COLTRANE TRIBUTE: MY FAVORITE THINGS FEATURING MARCUS STRICKLAND QUARTET

DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) presents a Coltrane Tribute: My Favorite Things featuring Marcus Strickland Quartet on Monday, September 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm with Marcus Strickland, saxophones; Luis Perdomo, piano; Dezron Douglas, bass; and Jeff 'Tain' Watts, drums. John Coltrane's regrettably short career continues to inspire and influence top artists today, such as award-winning, rising star saxophonist Marcus Strickland. To celebrate Coltrane's birthday, Strickland and his Quartet will be performing his favorite Coltrane tunes and arrangements, highlighting some of the saxophone master's invaluable contributions to our music. Choice selections include "My Favorite Things," "Afro Blue," "Naima," "Syeeda's Song Flute," and "Liberia." With Luis Perdomo, Dezron Douglas, and Jeff "Tain" Watts also onstage, this will be a great evening for fans of Coltrane, as well as anyone interested in seeing a top-level quartet perform some of jazz's most revered and lasting compositions. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

DC: DEAN YATES AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Dean Yates will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, September 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With the release of his new hit project featuring Jazz Guitarist Nick Colionne, Vocalist Maysa and Soul Trumpeter Lin Rountree, Saxophonist Deon Yates is fast becoming one of the most sought after emerging talents in jazz. He has shared the stage with contemporary jazz stars Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Nick Colionne and many others. Deon has been recognized as an affluent instrumentalist and performer by some of the top music manufacturers in the country with endorsements from industry leaders Sax Dakota U.S.A., Theo Wanne (Mouthpieces) and AMT Microphones Deon has proven himself to be a world class artist. Deon grew up on the East Side of Detroit where he was introduced to jazz by teachers Donald Washington and Hosea Taylor. Deon quickly became an accomplished woodwind player proficient in both jazz and classical music. 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.

LONDON: JOHN BARR WITH SELF PORTRAIT

Actor/singer John Barr will bring his show 'Self Portrait' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, September 23rd at 8:00 pm. The show features the Music and Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, John Bucchino, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse, Jason Carr, Jule Styne, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Michael and Ed Kleban. Fiz Shapur accompanies on piano. John Barr made his West End Debut at the age of 12 in Oliver at the Albery Theatre. Since then he has had a varied career, appearing on Stage, TV, Film, Cabaret, Concerts and Recordings. Career highlights include in the West End & Fringe: Ed Kleban in A Class Act, for which he was nominated for Best Male Performance - Offie Awards (2013), Tateh in Ragtime, Charles Guiteau in Sondheim's Assasins, in which he was also nominated for Best Male Performance; Greta in Martin Sherman's Bent. He was an original cast member in Aspects of Love and played Feuilly in Les Miserables in the 1988 Company at the Palace Theatre. As well as a very active career in Rep and on tours, John has appeared in a number of films, including Les Miserables and The Catch. He has recorded 5 solo CDs, as well as featured on a number of cast recordings, and was a principal cast member of BBC Radio 2's Musical Series - Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar with Roger Daltrey, Bill Calhoun in Kiss me Kate with Julia Migenes, Motel in Fiddler on the Roof with Anthony Newley, Paul in A Chorus Line with Donna McKechnie & David Soul. He is a regular guest on Songs from the Shows and Friday Night is Music Night. Call for cover/minimum information.

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