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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR NOVEMBER 25th, 2013 THROUGH DECEMBER 1st, 2013


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NYC: JOAN JAFFE'S FOOD AT DON'T TELL MAMA
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The incredible Joan Jaffe will present her new show Joan Jaffe's FOOD - a smorgasbord of comedy and music - at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Stree NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, October 31st; Saturday, November 2nd; Saturday November 30th; and Sunday December 1st. All shows at 7:00 pm. Joan Jaffe's FOOD is a smorgasbord of comedy and music guaranteed to make you laugh. Joan's show includes songs about FOOD - most funny, some very tasteful and some obscure. Internationally acclaimed Matt Baker is the musical director and arranger for Joan's show, and Adam Kabak is on Double Bass. Joan was the WINNER - Best Musical Comedy Performer - 2012 MAC Award for her show Joan Jaffe's MAN-ha-ha-ha-TAN and was a 2010 MAC Award Nominee for her critically acclaimed show, Joan Jaffe Sings Funny. Her CD Joan Jaffe Sings Funny... received tremendous praise from her family - and exciting accolades from the press. Joan has understudied some of the theatre's healthiest women, was featured with her late husband Hal Blankenship as Burt & Lizzie in the award winning film THE SAVAGES. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: RUBY RIMS' TEDDYCARES AT JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Cabaret icon Ruby Rims is back - and so are his legendary "Teddy Cares" benefit shows! Performances on behalf of The Actors' Fund THE ACTORS FUND (www.actorsfund.org/ ) and Judson Memorial Church will be presented at JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH (55 Washington Square South, NYC - RESV: 917-727-3048 - http://www.judson.org/ ) on Sundays, December 1st & 8th at 7:00 pm. Each week features an a-list of stars from cabaret and theater. Musical director is John McMahon. Cover charge is $20 (cash) plus 1 teddy bear.

CABARET - JAZZ SUNDAY BRUNCH EVENTS


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: SUNDAY BRUNCH: CLAUDIO RODITI QUARTET - TRIBUTE TO DIZZY GILLESPIE

Trumpeter Claudio Roditi will perform a Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) for the December Brunch shows - showtime is 11:30 am. He is joined by Roni Ben-Hur, guitar; John Lee, bass; and Robin Baytas, drums. Integrating post-bop elements and Brazilian rhythmic concepts into his palette with ease, Grammy-nominee Claudio Roditi plays with power and lyricism. This versatility keeps the trumpeter in demand as a performer, recording artist and teacher. Born in 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Roditi began his musical studies when he was just six years old. By the time he was twelve, he had already become a serious jazz listener. In 1966, he was named a finalist at the International Jazz Competition in Vienna, Austria. While in Vienna, Roditi met Art Farmer, one of his idols, and the friendship inspired the younger trumpeter to follow a career in jazz. He has since performed and recorded with many jazz greats, including Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Joe Henderson, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Tito Puente, and Paquito D'Rivera. With over twenty critically acclaimed albums to his credit, Claudio Roditi continually develops his playing and compositions through new recording projects. His latest release features several Roditi originals (Bossa de Mank, Piccolo Samba, and the driving, straight-ahead tune, Levitation) framed by seven compositions written by Brazilian masters such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Johnny Alf, guitarist/composer Toninho Horta, and pianist Eliane Elias. $29.50 cover includes brunch, music and a drink.

TORONTO: "A MONTH OF SUNDAYS" BRUNCH WITH MICAH BARNES TRIO

This Holiday season Micah Barnes and his Trio (Daniel Barnes drums, Russ Boswell bass) take you on a musical tour through New York City in celebration of their upcoming disc "New York Stories" for Sunday Brunch at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) at 12:30 pm. Join the former Nylons Baritone and his band as they visit legendary musical landmarks such as The Brill Building, The Savoy Ballroom, The Cotton Club, The Apollo Theatre, and Broadway's Time Square with songs taking the audience on a journey through the musical history of The Big Apple. There is a $15 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
Please note: cover/minimum information is taken from venue listings - some venues may charge an additional fee for attendees without an advance reservation - reservations are normally cancelled by the venue if holders have not arrived by showtime.


NYC: LINN LORKIN RETURNS TO NEW YORK WITH HER JAZZ MUSICAL "HEY, PIANO BAR LADY!"

Direct from her recent performance in a cabaret overlooking the South Pacific Ocean and the sub-tropical fern-clad slopes of Titirangi, Linn Lorkin is returning to New York cabaret! Now she's back with a new show: HEY, PIANO BAR LADY! It will play at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, December 1st at 3:00 pm; and Saturday, December 7th at 7.00 pm. She's from Down Under - New Zealand to be exact. She's got a down coat, and even wrote a song about it. She bought it during her first freezing winter in Manhattan, when she arrived with little except her musical passion, optimism and determination to work in New York. That was in the late 1970's. She spent eight years in New York. "I had my songs, I had a green card, I had a husband and I was playing swanky piano bar clubs. The late Blossom Dearie used to come and hear me on Madison Avenue." And Linn was exotic, coming from New Zealand. "Nobody knew where that was!" This cool Kiwi lady has a reputation of being charismatic and upbeat and her original songs and anecdotes evoke a golden bygone New York, 1977-1985. Linn has previously appeared at Don't Tell Mama in 2010, and at The Triad in 2011. HEY, PIANO BAR LADY! is directed by Collette Black and features Nori Naraoka on upright bass. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DOROTHY KIARA: A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE

Dorothy Kiara, featured in Tommy Tune's Tony Award Musical NINE, is singing again bringing all her life experiences to the stage at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 1st at 4:00 pm. Dorothy will surprise you with stories and special material from her long association with the Off Broadway hit, Forbidden Broadway. Dorothy Kiara has starred in 'Wonderful Town' at Lincoln Center, 'They're Playing Our Song' with score by the great Marvin Hamlisch and 'Anything Goes!' Dorothy is an adventurer who takes on the impossible. Kiara will take you in her arms on a Sunday afternoon and when you least expect it she will set your feelings free! Directed by Laura Kenyon with Musical Direction by Glenn Gordon. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "THE HARLEM GOSPELIVE REVUE" CD RELEASE SHOW

The Harlem GospeLive Revue will celebrate the release of their new CD "Christmas in New York' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 1st at 7:00 pm. The Harlem GospeLive Revue will bring you such favorites as "The Angels Sang", "Oh Holy Night", "A Child Is Born", "Joy To the World", " Baby Its Cold Outside", "It's Christmas Time Again" and other great songs to usher in holiday cheer this Christmas Season, as well as adding popular gospel hits. The show is filled with music, lights and action from beginning to end. It promises to be a show for those with a passion for gospel will not want to miss. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ SAXOPHONIST LIVIO ALMEIDA AT THE MET

Livio Almeida will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 1st at 9:30 pm. Almeida is a young saxophone/woodwinds player and composer/arranger from Brazil, who got his Bachelor in Classical Saxophone in Brasilia, Brazil. He is joined by the other members of his quartet: Klaus Miller: Piano, Eduardo Belo: Bass and Alex Kautz: Drums. Livio's magnificent performances in New York City have attracted people from different ethnic backgrounds as well as Brazilian music lovers. He has been invited to play with world class musicians such as Mike Holober, Adam O'Farril, Zack O'Farrill, grammy winner pianist Arturo O'Farrill, Boris Koslov, Jim Seeley, Cidinho Teixeira, Helio Schiavo, Helio Alves, Klaus Mueller, Jon Gordon among others in traditional venues in NYC such as Dizzy's Coca-Cola Club, The Jazz Gallery, Puppet's Jazz Bar, Sweet Rhythm, Cornelia Street Cafe, Tutuma Social Club, SOB's, BAM Cafe, The Falcon, Barbes Jazz Cafe, Symphony Space, and Birdland as well as the CareFusion New York Jazz Festival besides touring around US and abroad. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS!"

"Over the River and Through the Woods!" will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday through Sunday, November 29th through December 1st at 7:00 pm. After the parade, the turkey, the game ... and of course those "in-laws" - Kick off the holiday season with Paulette Oliva and Peter McClung as they serve up a heaping portion of sophisticated song and story. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MANHATTAN CABARET ARTS PRESENTS THANKSGIVUKKAH

Manhattan Cabaret Arts proudly presents The First Ever Thanksgivukkah Show at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, December 1st at 4:00 pm. You can celebrate two holidays at once with performances by Rebecca Orly Cohen, Emily Esposito, Juliet Markowitz, Eric Restivo and Michael Quinn. Directed by Collette Black with arrangements and musical direction by Ricky Ritzel.


NYC: BILL DAUGHERTY'S "ON THE RECORD" AT STAGE 72

"ON THE RECORD", a tribute to the great vocal groups of the 20th century, is being presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Saturdays at 3:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm through mid-December. "On The Record" is a 90 minute multi-media musical chronology of some of the most influential singing groups of the past three generations performed by 4 top notch New York performers - Bill Daugherty, Paul Kropfl, Amanda Savan and Deborah Tranelli. Backed by a combo under the direction of Doyle Newmyer they'll present over 25 gems using the Original Arrangements sung in the Original Keys! From The Boswell Sisters to The Mills Brothers ... from the Four Freshman to the Chiffons ... from the Beatles to The Manhattan Transfer audiences will hear tunes that run the gamut from Barbershop to Swing to DooWop to Rock & Roll! You'll see images of each group and hear inside information on the songs, the members and on the industry that catapulted them to fame! There is a $25 cover, 2-drink minimum. Tickets available at http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door.

ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: THE MUSIC OF NANCY LaMOTT

David Kenney's EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, is usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This week David features the music of Nancy LaMott. You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for this show and future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .


NYC: 54 CHATS: JOHN LITHGOW CHATS WITH JACK O'BRIEN

For the inaugural outing of their brand new interview series on Sunday, December 1st at 7:00 pm, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents Tony winner John Lithgow (M. Butterfly, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, etc.) chats with Tony-winning director, Jack O'Brien (Macbeth, The Nance, Hairspray, etc). Over the coming months, the club will be hosting some of the theatre world's most intriguing personalities for one on one chats about their life and work in the theatre and the funny amd inspiring things that've happened along the way. Expect tales of coming up in the business, paying dues, achieving success & working with the legends, all intermingled with performance clips and even, on occasion, live performances. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LEE ROY REAMS REPRISES ACCLAIMED 54 BELOW SHOW

Lee Roy Reams returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for one more special performance only of his 40th birthday show on Sunday, December 1st at 9:30 pm. It will be a re-creation of a night that will be long remembered, when Lee Roy spent the evening with adoring friends, singing the songs of Cy Coleman, Jerry Herman, Charles Strouse & Jule Syne - with the legendary composers themselves at the piano! His ten Broadway credits run the gamut from Sweet Charity, Applause, Lorelei, Hello, Dolly and 42nd Street to La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast and The Producers. Come get the theatrical dish from a fellow who was there to see it all, from Dolly's lashes to Billy Lawlor's well worn tap shoes. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE JOEY ARIAS EXPERIENCE AT JOE'S PUB

Following a sold out residency at the Pub in February, bona fide New York City icon Joey Arias returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Sundays, November 10th, 17th 24th and December 1st with The Joey Arias Experience. All shows at 9:30 pm. Drawing on his life-long affinity for music, Arias takes you on a journey across musical genres (jazz, pop, rock, experimental) that spans his earliest musical influences; his days at Capitol Records; his tenure as the lead singer of Strange Party (an influence on the Talking Heads); and his original songs from Jazzo~Lozzo, an album that quite literally made Arias "big in Japan" with the album's release there and subsequent tour. The Joey Arias Experience revives this rich backlog of musical history with Arias as medium and muse. Fresh from a tour of Australia and a 10-show run at Soho Theatre in London, Arias takes this moment to reflect on the roots of his career and redefine his own musical language and history. There is a $25 cover.


NYC: PHOEBE LEGERE'S "SHAKESPEARE AND ELIZABETH I: THE REALITY SHOW"

Phoebe Legere, the renowned singer, author, composer and multi-format artist, has written a full-length musical comedy, "Shakespeare and Elizabeth I: The Reality Show." THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (155 First Avenue, NYC - 212-254-1109) will present this world premiere from Saturday, November 29th through Sunday, December 15th. The show plays Thursdays through Saturday at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm. The musical is about love, war, espionage and creative genius, and includes music written by Legere, who heads the cast of ten as Queen Elizabeth I. Director David Zen Mansley plays the Bard and trumpeter Rhys Tivey plays Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, the Queen's noble heartthrob. After analyzing the life, letters, translations, poetry and iconography of Queen Elizabeth I, Legere concluded that "Shakespeare" was, in fact, Elizabeth Tudor and her inner circle. Her new musical is a heady brew of "eye of newt, toe of frog," gigantic neck ruffs, amazing scenery and special effects. It features numerous quotes from the complete works of both Shakespeare and Elizabeth presented with Legere's signature social commentary and comic flair. This "Reality Show" is a feel-good feminist reading of the Shakespeare Brand enlivened by the music of Phoebe Legere. Tickets are $15.

NYC: NAKED HOLIDAYS AT THE CUTTING ROOM

After a wildly successful transfer to Off-Broadway in 2011, EndTimes Productions once again returns to Off-Broadway with the 7th Annual NAKED HOLIDAYS. Previews of this flesh-filled evening of non-traditional holiday mischief, music and merriment begins on Friday, November 29th at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) at 8:00 pm. Performances are Saturdays at 7:30 & 10:30 pm & Sundays at 7:00 pm. Opening night is slated for Sunday, December 8th and the show runs through December 30th. Added performances Monday, December 23rd, Thursday & Friday, December 26th & 27th and closing night Monday, December 30th - all at 8:00 pm. NAKED HOLIDAYS is a darkly comic Yuletide bacchanalia of theater, music and burlesque. This boisterous holiday celebration puts a bawdy spin on some of our best-loved winter traditions. Full cast & production team at www.EndTimesProductions.org. With all-new musical numbers and sketches, as well as the traditional full-monty closer, "The Naked People Play", Naked Holidays is sure to deliver more holiday cheer than you've felt since puberty. Tickets are $45, available at 212-352-3101 or www.EndTimesProductions.org .

NYC: CHEYENNE JACKSON WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHRISTINE EBERSOLE

Cheyenne Jackson will be performing his brand new show at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sunday, December 1st at 6:00 pm and Monday, December 2nd at 8:30 pm. He is joined on stage by his long-time musical director Ben Toth and Special Guest Christine Ebersole. The show will include original songs from his new album, "I'm Blue Skies," as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show "Music of the Mad Men Era," which sold out Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Cheyenne Jackson is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter, and has just released an album of original music called "I'm Blue, Skies." In 2012 he released his first three singles "Drive," the Top 40 hit "Before You," and "Don't Wanna Know," all produced by Thomas "Tawgs" Salter. Combining stage, film, television, and concerts, Cheyenne continues to have one of the most diverse careers in entertainment. He was recently seen in Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" in early 2014. Cheyenne has appeared in a number of films, including the 2006 Academy Award-nominated "United 93," "The Green" opposite Julia Ormondand Ileana Douglas, "Price Check" with Parker Posey, and "Lola Versus." Upcoming 2014 films include"Lucky Stiff" with Jason Alexander and the late Dennis Farina, "Beautiful Now, Opening Night" opposite Anthony Rapp, "Mutual Friends," Neil Labute's newminiseries "Full Circle," with David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Julian Mahon and Ally Sheedy, and "Love Is Strange," opposite John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, and Alfred Molina. There is a $45 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 & 11:00pm. 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: FREDDY COLE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AT THE BLUE NOTE

The younger brother of Nat King Cole and uncle of Natalie Cole, singer/pianist Freddy Cole, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) onFriday through Sunday, November 29th through December 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Freddy sounds a great deal like his celebrated sibling, yet has a personality of his own. Cole, whose vocals tend to be a bit darker and slightly rougher, began playing piano at five or six. He was interested in playing football professionally, but decided to pursue a career in music after a hand injury ended his career as an athlete. He debuted on vinyl in 1952 when he recorded the single "The Joke's on Me" for the obscure Chicago-based Topper Records. Cole founded his First Shot label in the '80s and went on to record for Sunnyside and LaserLight in the early '90s. A few years later, he signed with Fantasy and enjoyed greater visibility with Grand Freddy. In 2011, Cole released Talk to Me featuring guitarist Randy Napoleon, saxophonist Harry Allen, trumpeter Terell Stafford, and others. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: WYCLIFFE GORDON & FRIENDS AT DIZZY'S

For the second year in a row, Wycliffe Gordon has won the category of "Best Trombone" in the Annual Downbeat Critics Poll. He kicks off the holiday season at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, November 28th through December 1st with a series of performances (beginning Thanksgiving night), featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Dorsey, and Jimmy Dorsey, with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Dizzy's takes pleasure in welcoing back this former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. His current group is equally impressive: Sullivan Fortner, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Alvin Atkinson, Jr., drums; Dee Daniels, vocals (11/28-11/29 only); Joseph Boga, trumpet (11/30-12/1 only); Pete and Will Reardon-Anderson, reed specialists (12/1 only). There is a $40-$45 cover.

NEW JERSEY: MARLENE VER PLANCK AT SHANGHAI JAZZ

Jazz vocalist Marlene Ver Planck will be performing at SHANGHAI JAZZ (24 Main Street, Madison, NJ - 973-822-2899) on Sunday, December 1st starting at 6:00 pm. Marlene got her start in the big-band business, as a very young vocalist with Charlie Spivak and Tex Beneke. During a brief stint with the last Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, she met her future husband, musician-arranger Billy VerPlanck. Marlene performs across North America and much of Western Europe, while a growing roster of solo CDs continues to win critical acclaim. The albums feature exciting arrangements scored by her late husband, Billy VerPlanck, with accompaniment by many of America's finest musicians. There is no cover charge.

BOSTON: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT SCULLERS

Arturo Sandoval will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday through Sunday, November 29th through 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (Sunday at 4:00 pm). A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. ••Sandoval has been awarded 9 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, "For Love or Country" starring Andy Garcia. His two latest Grammy award winning albums, "Dear Diz "Everyday I think of you" and Tango "Como Yo Te Siento" are now available worldwide. Soon to be released, is a new book chronicling his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie entitled "The Man That Changed My Life", whose explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music caused a sensation throughout the entertainment world. Dinner/Show: $85 Show only: $45.

TORONTO: JUDITH LANDER WITH OPENING ACT "THE WATCH"

Judith Lander performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, December 1st at 7:00 pm. Judith Lander is an internationally acclaimed interpreter of cabaret music whose vocal technique has a span that reaches from pop to Broadway to classical cabaret. She has appeared on Broadway and in major North American cities in the original hit production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, culminating with her appearance with Brel himself at Carnegie Hall. Judith appears with pianist/vocalist Ghislain Aucoin and bassist Tom Hazlitt. The Watch is Toronto's most exciting new vocal quartet. Made up of a cappella veterans Dylan Bell, Art Mullin, Daniel Galessiere, and Aaron Jensen, this multifarious foursome celebrates a songbook that ranges from swinging bebop tunes, to R&B anthems - from contemporary choral originals to classic pop songs. Their innovative arrangements delight, their vocal-instrument sounds amaze, and their high energy performance will find you singing your soul out in your seat. There is a $20 cover.

D.C.: ALEX BUGNON AT BLUES ALLEY

Contemporary jazz keyboard player Alex Bugnon will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, November 29th through December 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Bugnon, nephew of trumpeter Donald Byrd, grew up going to the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown in Switzerland. He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music for two years, then moved to the U.S. and went to the Berklee School of Music, meanwhile performing as an accompanist to gospel groups. He spent four years working as a session musician in New York, backing urban and jazz performers such as Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, and Keith Sweat. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHICAGO: SCOTT GRYDER'S SIMPLY SCOTTY AT CLUB 3160

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

LOS ANGELES.: KRITZERLAND: A KRITZERLAND CHRISTMAS III

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "A Kritzerland Christmas III" on Sunday, December 1st at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700), As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Dan Callaway (Broadway National Company: The Phantom of the Opera; Guthrie, Pirates of Penzance; MTG: Chess) Ashley Fox Linton (Baby, No.Coast Rep;Broadway/Nat'l: Les Miserables, Cosette; Wicked, Ness/Swing; MTW,Sunset Blvd.) Lisa Livesay (Nat'l Tour, Wicked, Glinda; Monteen, Parade, Center Theatre Group; Tribute to Alan Menken, New York) Hadley Miller (Nat'l: Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan; Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol, South Coast Rep, www.hadleybellemiller.com) Jenna Lea Rosen (Disney's Sofia The First; Ovation Award, Parade (Monteen), The Sound of Music, 3D Theatricals) Kelsey Scott (Film/TV: 12 Years A Slave, Grey's Anatomy, House M.D.; Theater: Once On This Island, Dreamgirls) Sarah Staitman (Olive, Putnam County Spelling Bee; Joseph Technicolor Dreamcoat tour; The King & I, Cabrillo Theatre) Robert Yacko (Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof; Company with Carol Burnett; Sunday in the Park; Ovation Award, Parade) with Music Director Richard Allen and special guest, Terri White. It's holiday time, and the 40th Kritzerland show is the third annual A Kritzerland Christmas, a festive and fun beginning to the holiday season and a Kritzerland tradition. There will be the usual assortment of classic holiday songs from the worlds of pop, Broadway and movies, along with a few that aren't so well known. As always, Santa will have a present for each and every attendee. Cover charge $15 + $10 food minimum + $3 facility charge.


LOS ANGELES: ANTHONY GRUPPUSO'S "THE FACE, BEHIND THE FACE, BEHIND THE FACE"

"The Face, Behind The Face, Behind The Face," a new musical entertainment created and performed by Anthony Gruppuso, will be presented at THEATRE WEST (3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West, Los Angeles, CA - 323-851-7977) on Friday & Saturday, November 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, December 1st at 2:00 pm. In "The Face, Behind The Face, Behind The Face," a performing artist confronts the ups and downs and struggles of his life and career and is led to the conclusion that his voice and his music are the keys to his success. The story provides a framework for the glorious singing voice of vocalist and actor Anthony Gruppuso, who performs in nineteen musical numbers. The songs include favorites from the Broadway canon, pop standards, lesser-known gems, and some brand-new material. Directed by Calvin Remsberg with Musical direction by John Dickson. Produced by Dina Morrone. Tickets are $20.


SAN FRANCISCO: RAY CHARLES PROJECT CHRISTMAS SHOW AT YOSHI'S

The Ray Charles Project presents a Christmas Show at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, December 1st at 7:00 pm with special guest Sheila Raye Charles (Ray Charles' daughter). Ray Charles charmed audiences with songs like "Georgia on My Mind," "I got a Woman" and "Hit the Road Jack," leaving a legacy that lives on. A band of prominent musicians is perpetuating that legacy and bringing his music to Yoshi's San Francisco. The band is a meeting of elite jazz and blues musicians including 11-time GRAMMY Award winner and Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay, noted Bay Area guitarist Chris. A talent-packed rhythm section will back them, including Hammond B-3 player Eamonn Flynn, bassist DeWayne Pate and drummer Deszon Claiborne. The band was the idea of keyboard player David Mathews, a Santana bandmate, and bassist DeWayne Pate. They recruited the current slate of musicians to round off the band, which also includes HooDoo Rhythm Devils singer Glenn Walters. There is a $19 cover.

LONDON: MISS HOPE SPRINGS: NOW IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME

Miss Hope Springs returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) for another series of Sunday night shows in December. The season of mistletoe and sequins is upon us as The Crazy Coqs' resident comedy cabaret chanteuse Miss Hope Springs and her musicians bring you the most Hollywood of Christmases and a unique all-original festive repertoire in 'Now It's Christmas Time'. There will be cheery Cha Cha Chas, snow-dusted Sambas and a heavy frosting of schmaltz. After the show, a specially chosen soundtrack of sparkling vintage greats will have you relaxing late into the night. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: JOAN JAFFE'S FOOD AT DON'T TELL MAMA 
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The incredible Joan Jaffe will present her new show Joan Jaffe's FOOD - a smorgasbord of comedy and music - at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday November 30th and Sunday December 1st. Both shows at 7:00 pm. Joan Jaffe's FOOD is a smorgasbord of comedy and music guaranteed to make you laugh. Joan's show includes songs about FOOD - most funny, some very tasteful and some obscure. Internationally acclaimed Matt Baker is the musical director and arranger for Joan's show, and Adam Kabak is on Double Bass. Joan was the WINNER - Best Musical Comedy Performer - 2012 MAC Award for her show Joan Jaffe's MAN-ha-ha-ha-TAN and was a 2010 MAC Award Nominee for her critically acclaimed show, Joan Jaffe Sings Funny. Her CD Joan Jaffe Sings Funny... received tremendous praise from her family - and exciting accolades from the press. Joan has understudied some of the theatre's healthiest women, was featured with her late husband Hal Blankenship as Burt & Lizzie in the award winning film THE SAVAGES. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum . $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER WITH MORE RULES OF THE ROAD

Baby Jane Dexter's new show, More Rules of the Road, debuts at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, November 30th; Thursday, December 5th; Friday, December 13th; and Friday, December 27th - all at 7:00 pm. Sharing the stage will be guest Musical Director Ian Herman. The Rules of the Road is the latest emotionally empowering and highly-charged show from this influential and beloved cabaret artist who never disappoints. Her shows are filled with memorable anecdotes from life and a brilliant performing career as well as totally unforgettable song choices that have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This new 2013 show will include compelling songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and George Gershwin, as well as something by Mike Scott from the Waterboys and a song written by Randy Newman and introduced by Baby Jane. She also does a new blues written by Vivien Wolsk suggested by KT Sullivan, and songs by greats like Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, Rufus Wainwright and Abbey Lincoln. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


LONDON: KAREN OBERLIN AT CRAZY COQS


Following her popular debut in 2012, Karen Oberlin returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, November 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with a new show, OVER THE RAINBOW: The Songs of Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg. Oberlin has performed the songs of Arlen and Harburg all over the US and in Paris, having a deep love and affinity for both of these songwriters. The convergence of two of the greatest songwriters of all time was realized in 1939, with the release of the film The Wizard of Oz. The songs from the film, written by these titans of the Great American Songbook, would change the musical world forever, the best known among these evergreens being placed on many lists as "the greatest song of the twentieth century". Aside from Over the Rainbow and other songs from that film, they created numerous Broadway shows together and wrote many popular songs and Hollywood hits such as Last Night When We Were Young, If I Only Had A Heart/Brain, Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe, Down With Love and, of course, Groucho Marx's Lydia the Tattooed Lady, among many other masterpieces. In her show, Oberlin explores some of these musical geniuses' songs before they had joined forces and what helped make the magic between them. Their songs burst with humour, beauty and intelligence, not to mention the songwriters' devotion to improving the human condition. Their body of work is quite unlike any before or since, and Oberlin brings their best moments to radiant life. Oberlin, who appeared in an opera at the age of six and hasn't stopped singing since, performed in the hit off-Broadway show Our Sinatra over 100 times. She has many theatrical, film and television credits, including performing in the first staged version of the now-legendary Broadway show RENT and playing a recurring nurse on the American soap opera All My Children. Oberlin has headlined at all the New York premier cabaret and jazz rooms and has toured worldwide. She has been the recipient of Nightlife, MAC and Bistro Awards and she is a recording artist with three CD's and is currently busy with her fourth. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, November 30th 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: MARC McBARRON KESSLER'S NAKED ARCADE RETURNS

Marc McBarron Kessler's Naked Arcade returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, November 30th at 4:00 pm. The show features Marc McBarron Kessler as Mickey, J. Michael Reeds as John, Francesca MacAaron as Ellis The Mermaid, Andrew Loren Resto as The Killer, and Barbara Mundy as Mickey's Mother. Eric Schussel directs. Times Square, 1980: Welcome to Mick's memorial. Mick's friends and family gather together to say goodbye to their beautiful boy- hustler, artist, lover, son, friend, and sailor on the sea of time. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: RISA FINKEL: HERE AND NOW AND US TOGETHER

Risa Finkel presents 'Here and Now and Us Together" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, November 30th at 4:00 pm. Risa Finkel has performed for sell out audiences in some of Long Island and New York's most unique venues. Her first passion in song was in the roles of opera, classical repertoire and musical comedy, but the intimacy and storytelling of cabaret has captured her now and her audience couldn't be happier! Along with her award winning team, Music Director, Paul Greenwood and Director, Scott Barnes, she is returning to the Metropolitan Room. As always, the show will be infused with Risa's funny and insightful observances about family, social consciousness, and, since it is cabaret, LOVE! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND AT THE BEECHMAN

Broadway Concerts Direct will present a benefit concert for ZANI'S FURRY FRIENDS - a wonderful animal rescue organization at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, November 30th at 7:00 pm. Titled LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND the show will feature Dana Lorge, co-host and Lee Roy Reams, co-host with Celia Berk, Carole Demas, Joanna Morton Gary, Jeanne Lehman, Carly Ozard, Craig Pomranz, Sarah Rice, Lennie Watts and JoAnn Yeoman. They will be accompanied by Mark Janas, Piano; Matthew Martin Ward, Piano; Amy Ralske, Cello. The show is directed by Sarah Rice. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: "OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS!"

"Over the River and Through the Woods!" will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday through Sunday, November 29th through December 1st at 7:00 pm. After the parade, the turkey, the game ... and of course those "in-laws" - Kick off the holiday season with Paulette Oliva and Peter McClung as they serve up a heaping portion of sophisticated song and story. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BILL DAUGHERTY'S "ON THE RECORD" AT STAGE 72

"ON THE RECORD", a tribute to the great vocal groups of the 20th century, is being presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Saturdays at 3:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm through mid-December. "On The Record" is a 90 minute multi-media musical chronology of some of the most influential singing groups of the past three generations performed by 4 top notch New York performers - Bill Daugherty, Paul Kropfl, Amanda Savan and Deborah Tranelli. Backed by a combo under the direction of Doyle Newmyer they'll present over 25 gems using the Original Arrangements sung in the Original Keys! From The Boswell Sisters to The Mills Brothers ... from the Four Freshman to the Chiffons ... from the Beatles to The Manhattan Transfer audiences will hear tunes that run the gamut from Barbershop to Swing to DooWop to Rock & Roll! You'll see images of each group and hear inside information on the songs, the members and on the industry that catapulted them to fame! There is a $25 cover, 2-drink minimum. Tickets available at http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door.

NYC: PHOEBE LEGERE'S "SHAKESPEARE AND ELIZABETH  I: THE REALITY SHOW"

Phoebe Legere, the renowned singer, author, composer and multi-format artist, has written a full-length musical comedy, "Shakespeare and Elizabeth I: The Reality Show." THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (155 First Avenue, NYC - 212-254-1109) will present this world premiere from Saturday, November 29th through Sunday, December 15th. The show plays Thursdays through Saturday at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm. The musical is about love, war, espionage and creative genius, and includes music written by Legere, who heads the cast of ten as Queen Elizabeth I. Director David Zen Mansley plays the Bard and trumpeter Rhys Tivey plays Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, the Queen's noble heartthrob. After analyzing the life, letters, translations, poetry and iconography of Queen Elizabeth I, Legere concluded that "Shakespeare" was, in fact, Elizabeth Tudor and her inner circle. Her new musical is a heady brew of "eye of newt, toe of frog," gigantic neck ruffs, amazing scenery and special effects. It features numerous quotes from the complete works of both Shakespeare and Elizabeth presented with Legere's signature social commentary and comic flair. This "Reality Show" is a feel-good feminist reading of the Shakespeare Brand enlivened by the music of Phoebe Legere. Tickets are $15.

NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY WITH SONGS I WISH I'D WRITTEN

Singer/ songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway brings a new show to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) opening on Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 pm. The show, 'Songs I Wish I'd Written' will have additional performances on Monday & Wednesday, November 25th & 27th at 7:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, November 29th & 30th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Which songs will Platinum Award winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway choose in this exciting night of great Broadway, jazz and pop music? As she did in The Streisand Songbook (which earned her a MAC Award for best show of the year), Callaway will be putting her imaginative musical stamp on thoughtfully chosen gems, with insightful words about the writers and the craftsmanship that make these songs unique and enduring. Accompanied by Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums, the spirit of Thanksgiving will come alive with this intoxicating feast of unforgettable music! There is a $40-$70 cover (depending on day & time) plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NAKED HOLIDAYS AT THE CUTTING ROOM

After a wildly successful transfer to Off-Broadway in 2011, EndTimes Productions once again returns to Off-Broadway with the 7th Annual NAKED HOLIDAYS. Previews of this flesh-filled evening of non-traditional holiday mischief, music and merriment begins on Friday, November 29th at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) at 8:00 pm. Performances are Saturdays at 7:30 & 10:30 pm & Sundays at 7:00 pm. Opening night is slated for Sunday, December 8th and the show runs through December 30th. Added performances Monday, December 23rd, Thursday & Friday, December 26th & 27th and closing night Monday, December 30th - all at 8:00 pm. NAKED HOLIDAYS is a darkly comic Yuletide bacchanalia of theater, music and burlesque. This boisterous holiday celebration puts a bawdy spin on some of our best-loved winter traditions. Full cast & production team at http://www.EndTimesProductions.org. With all-new musical numbers and sketches, as well as the traditional full-monty closer, "The Naked People Play", Naked Holidays is sure to deliver more holiday cheer than you've felt since puberty. Tickets are $45, available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.EndTimesProductions.org .

NYC: DAVE HOLLAND'S PRISM AT BIRDLAND

Dave Holland's Prism performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, November 25th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In the 40 years since Dave Holland's recording debut as a leader (the landmark album "Conference of the Birds") the bassist, composer and bandleader has produced a remarkable series of recordings and groups documenting his eclectic musical journey. His latest, "Prism," introduces a new all-star quartet comprised of Kevin Eubanks (guitar) Craig Taborn (piano and Fender Rhodes) and Eric Harland (drums). With each band member contributing distinctive compositions, Prism sets a new musical direction for Holland, a horn-less quartet with an explosive and visceral edge. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BARBARA CARROLL SATURDAYS AT BIRDLAND

NYC Cabaret/Jazz icon Barbara Carroll performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturdays in November at 6:00 pm. She is joined by her long-time bassist Jay Leonhart. Barbara Carroll's still evolving career as a jazz pianist began when she played her first New York engagement opposite Dizzy Gillespie's big band at the Downbeat Club in 1947. A thrilling if a trifle unsettling debut for a young female pianist from Worcester, Massachusetts who began playing the piano at five and who's family was wise enough to give her lessons that provided her with a basic knowledge of classical technique. In 1978, she was booked into the Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle hotel for a two week engagement - and stayed for twenty five years. It was at the Carlyle that she began to feature her singing as an integral part of her performances. Following her 25 years at the Carlyle, she is well into another long run in the famous Oak Room at New York's Algonquin Hotel, making a significant and successful effort to incorporate jazz playing into a cabaret venue. Other recent engagements have included concerts at Philharmonic Hall in Naples, Florida, the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, concerts at the Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as well as twelve sold out performances at Dizzy's Club, at Jazz at Lincoln Center. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FREDDY COLE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AT THE BLUE NOTE

The younger brother of Nat King Cole and uncle of Natalie Cole, singer/pianist Freddy Cole, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, November 29th through December 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Freddy sounds a great deal like his celebrated sibling, yet has a personality of his own. Cole, whose vocals tend to be a bit darker and slightly rougher, began playing piano at five or six. He was interested in playing football professionally, but decided to pursue a career in music after a hand injury ended his career as an athlete. He debuted on vinyl in 1952 when he recorded the single "The Joke's on Me" for the obscure Chicago-based Topper Records. Cole founded his First Shot label in the '80s and went on to record for Sunnyside and LaserLight in the early '90s. A few years later, he signed with Fantasy and enjoyed greater visibility with Grand Freddy. In 2011, Cole released Talk to Me featuring guitarist Randy Napoleon, saxophonist Harry Allen, trumpeter Terell Stafford, and others. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: WYCLIFFE GORDON & FRIENDS AT DIZZY'S

For the second year in a row, Wycliffe Gordon has won the category of "Best Trombone" in the Annual Downbeat Critics Poll. He kicks off the holiday season at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, November 28th through December 1st with a series of performances (beginning Thanksgiving night), featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Dorsey, and Jimmy Dorsey, with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Dizzy's takes pleasure in welcoing back this former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. His current group is equally impressive: Sullivan Fortner, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Alvin Atkinson, Jr., drums; Dee Daniels, vocals (11/28-11/29 only); Joseph Boga, trumpet (11/30-12/1 only); Pete and Will Reardon-Anderson, reed specialists (12/1 only). There is a $40-$45 cover.

BOSTON: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT SCULLERS

Arturo Sandoval will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday through Sunday, November 29th through 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (Sunday at 4:00 pm). A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. ••Sandoval has been awarded 9 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, "For Love or Country" starring Andy Garcia. His two latest Grammy award winning albums, "Dear Diz "Everyday I think of you" and Tango "Como Yo Te Siento" are now available worldwide. Soon to be released, is a new book chronicling his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie entitled "The Man That Changed My Life", whose explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music caused a sensation throughout the entertainment world. Dinner/Show: $85 Show only: $45.

TORONTO: SING SING SING: SWING-ALONG SATURDAY BRUNCH WITH JENNI BURKE

In support of Daily Bread Food Bank and CBC's Sounds of the Season, Jenni Burke will be hosting a series of four "Swing-Along" Saturday brunch matinees at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299), featuring holiday songs, sing-alongs, and special guests performers. Doors open at 11:30 am - music starts at 12:30 pm. Known for her sensational voice and contagiously joyous stage presence, Toronto musical theatre, cabaret and jazz favourite Jenni Burke has performed to rave reviews all over the city. $5 cover. FREE if you bring a non-perishable food donation!

TORONTO: STEVE KOVEN TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Steve Koven Trio will be performing at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, November 28th through 30th at 9:00 pm. The trio is a Canadian, Toronto-based jazz group. Pianist Koven is joined by long time members, Anthony Michelli on drums and Rob Clutton on bass. Formed in 1993, the trio has performed world-wide, and has established themselves as one of Canada's cultural ambassadors. The band has released nine critically-acclaimed albums since their debut, Live at the Senator, in 1997. Many of their compositions have been used for national and international film and TV productions. There is a $12 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: EWEN FARNCOMBE

Toronto native Ewen Farncombe will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - http://jazzbistro.ca ) on Tuesday through Saturday, November 26th through 30th at 6:00 pm as part of the Young Artist Series. Farncombe has studied piano since the age of 14 - with an earlier musical history that included guitar, saxophone, and flute. While at Rosedale Heights, he joined a number of musical groups and enjoyed visiting New Orleans, meeting Doc Adams and hearing Jeff Beck and Ron Carter, among others. Ewen has studied formally with Steve Koven, and presently with Brian Rudolf. He loves improvising and has played in ensemble workshops that included Kirk MacDonald, Lorne Lofsky, and Barry Romberg. His musical horizons continue to expand and he is currently into composition and transcription. He loves all musical genres and is intrigued by musical theory, from its roots in the western tradition, to the very different customs of other cultures. No cover charge.


D.C.: ALEX BUGNON AT BLUES ALLEY

Contemporary jazz keyboard player Alex Bugnon will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, November 29th through December 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Bugnon, nephew of trumpeter Donald Byrd, grew up going to the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown in Switzerland. He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music for two years, then moved to the U.S. and went to the Berklee School of Music, meanwhile performing as an accompanist to gospel groups. He spent four years working as a session musician in New York, backing urban and jazz performers such as Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, and Keith Sweat. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: MATT SAVAGE AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Matt Savage - pianist, composer, arranger, performer and bandleader - will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Saturday, November 30th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Matt has been connected with some of the biggest names in jazz since he began his career at the age of eight. Now age twenty-one, Matt has ten albums to his name, the newest of which is "A Bigger Celebration." A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Matt has relocated to New York, where he's pursuing a Master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music. He balances a full-time career with graduate work. Matt's accomplishments are especially impressive given the fact that as a young child he could not tolerate music or sound in general. At the age of three, Matt was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, a high-functioning type of autism. For the next four years, his parents immersed him in intensive intervention therapies. At age 6 1/2, Matt completed auditory integration therapy, which drastically reduced his sensitivity to sound. With re-tuned sensory and social perceptions, Matt immersed himself in all things musical. His abilities flourished at a hyper-accelerated pace. Matt taught himself to read music and play piano literally overnight; he began formal lessons soon thereafter. Call for cover/minimum information.

FLORIDA: MICHEL BELL & CATHERINE MATEJKA MAKE ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

The husband-and-wife performing team of Michel Bell & Catherine Matejka, both cruise ship superstars, will perform at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Friday & Saturday November 29th & 30th and Wednesday through Saturday, December 4th through 7th at 8:30 pm (dinner served at 6:30 pm). A Tony Award nominee for his performance in Hal Prince's production of Show Boat, Michel Bell also appeared on Broadway in Civil War, where he earned an Outer Critic's Circle Award, and Riverdance: The Musical. A former member of the Fifth Dimension, Bell has performed with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Perry Como and Sammy Davis, Jr. Catherine Matejka has performed internationally as a piano soloist and chamber musician, and she served as music director and conductor for Hal Prince's Show Boat and Riverdance, and as a vocal coach for Porgy and Bess. $90 show/dinner; $45 show only.

LOS ANGELES: ANTHONY GRUPPUSO'S "THE FACE, BEHIND THE FACE, BEHIND THE FACE"

"The Face, Behind The Face, Behind The Face," a new musical entertainment created and performed by Anthony Gruppuso, will be presented at THEATRE WEST (3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West, Los Angeles, CA - 323-851-7977) on Friday & Saturday, November 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, December 1st at 2:00 pm. In "The Face, Behind The Face, Behind The Face," a performing artist confronts the ups and downs and struggles of his life and career and is led to the conclusion that his voice and his music are the keys to his success. The story provides a framework for the glorious singing voice of vocalist and actor Anthony Gruppuso, who performs in nineteen musical numbers. The songs include favorites from the Broadway canon, pop standards, lesser-known gems, and some brand-new material. Directed by Calvin Remsberg with Musical direction by John Dickson. Produced by Dina Morrone. Tickets are $20.


SAN FRANCISCO: LYNNE JACKSON & MIKE PALTER IN A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY CONCERT

Lynne Jackson & Mike Palter, with David Udolf, will present 'A Very Special Holiday Concert' at THE CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY (1839 Arroyo Avenue, San Carlos, CA - TKTS: 1-800-838-3006 OR support@brownpaper tickets.com) on Saturday, November 30th at 7:30 pm. The show will feature the world premiere songs from their new CD 'Christmas In Your Heart'. This show is also an unusual project in that all of the proceeds will go to help support their 'Jazz is a Rainbow' projects for under served children. It is a unique CD because virtually every song is an original ... every song excepting "Mrs. Kowalski's Jingle Bells." Tickets are $20.


SAN FRANCISCO: SPIDER SALOFF'S THE MEMORY OF ALL THAT: GERSHWIN TRIBUTE

Chicago jazz favorite Spider Saloff brings her acclaimed show 'The Memory of All That: Gershwin Tribute' to St. Cyprian's Church (2097 Turk Boulevard, San Francisco, CA) on Saturday, November 30th at 8:00 pm. She us joined by her pianist, Ken Muir. Spider Saloff's, "The Memory of All That" is one of the rare, officially sanctioned acts of the Gershwin Centennial. Over two years ago, Spider played her one-woman show "The Roar of the Butterfly" at Celebration Theater in West Hollywood for a successful one-week sold-out run and also a sold-out performance of "Deep In A Dream" in San Francisco at the Jazz Heritage Center. Spider Saloff has recorded and performed with jazz luminaries as the late great Les Paul, and current stars, Michael Feinstein, Mark Murphy and Dick Hyman. Tickets: 800-838-3006 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/


SAN FRANCISCO: BOBBY V WITH NEW ALBUM 'JOURNEY TO PEACH MOON'

Bobby V will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, November 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm in support of new album 'Journey to Peach Moon' to be released on December 12th. He's had No. 1 singles, platinum and gold albums, has toured the world and has appeared on songs with Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, R Kelly, 50 Cents among many others. Seven years into a remarkable solo career, Bobby V (formerly Bobby Valentino) has experienced the best the music industry has to offer while working with some of the game's elite. From virtually any angle, Bobby V's career seems to be heaven sent. Bobby scored a hit when he was only 15 years old with as one-fourth of the 1990s R&B group Mista, with "Blackberry Molasses," a tune produced by Organized Noize (OutKast, TLC) that became a Top 10 R&B hit. Even with this success, Mista dissolved. Bobby V then enrolled at Clark Atlanta University, where he graduated with a communications degree and developed a keen business sense. There is a $22-$46 cover.


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NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER WITH MORE RULES OF THE ROAD

Baby Jane Dexter's new show, More Rules of the Road, debuts at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, November 29th; Saturday, November 30th; Thursday, December 5th; Friday, December 13th; and Friday, December 27th - all at 7:00 pm. Sharing the stage will be guest Musical Director Ian Herman. The Rules of the Road is the latest emotionally empowering and highly-charged show from this influential and beloved cabaret artist who never disappoints. Her shows are filled with memorable anecdotes from life and a brilliant performing career as well as totally unforgettable song choices that have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This new 2013 show will include compelling songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and George Gershwin, as well as something by Mike Scott from the Waterboys and a song written by Randy Newman and introduced by Baby Jane. She also does a new blues written by Vivien Wolsk suggested by KT Sullivan, and songs by greats like Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, Rufus Wainwright and Abbey Lincoln. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JERRY PHELPS PRESENTS "WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE"

Following a sold out run of his debut show, Jerry Phelps returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with a new show, "With Friends Like These" on Fridays, November 29th and December 13th, both shows at 9:15 pm. She show is an exploration of the beautiful and often complicated world of friendship. We have all manners of relationships with those people we've chosen to include in our lives, yet there's only one word that encompasses them all. In "With Friends Like These," Jerry Phelps explores the nuances of friendship: friends, frenemies, friends with benefits, friends with whom we fall in love, and friends that are no longer friends with the songs of Bob Dylan, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Maury Yeston, Carole King and many others. Bistro Award-winning Songwriter Brett Kristofferson serves as musical director and MAC Award winner Angela Shultz directs. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

LONDON: KAREN OBERLIN AT CRAZY COQS


Following her popular debut in 2012, Karen Oberlin returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, November 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with a new show, OVER THE RAINBOW: The Songs of Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg. Oberlin has performed the songs of Arlen and Harburg all over the US and in Paris, having a deep love and affinity for both of these songwriters. The convergence of two of the greatest songwriters of all time was realized in 1939, with the release of the film The Wizard of Oz. The songs from the film, written by these titans of the Great American Songbook, would change the musical world forever, the best known among these evergreens being placed on many lists as "the greatest song of the twentieth century". Aside from Over the Rainbow and other songs from that film, they created numerous Broadway shows together and wrote many popular songs and Hollywood hits such as Last Night When We Were Young, If I Only Had A Heart/Brain, Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe, Down With Love and, of course, Groucho Marx's Lydia the Tattooed Lady, among many other masterpieces. In her show, Oberlin explores some of these musical geniuses' songs before they had joined forces and what helped make the magic between them. Their songs burst with humour, beauty and intelligence, not to mention the songwriters' devotion to improving the human condition. Their body of work is quite unlike any before or since, and Oberlin brings their best moments to radiant life. Oberlin, who appeared in an opera at the age of six and hasn't stopped singing since, performed in the hit off-Broadway show Our Sinatra over 100 times. She has many theatrical, film and television credits, including performing in the first staged version of the now-legendary Broadway show RENT and playing a recurring nurse on the American soap opera All My Children. Oberlin has headlined at all the New York premier cabaret and jazz rooms and has toured worldwide. She has been the recipient of Nightlife, MAC and Bistro Awards and she is a recording artist with three CD's and is currently busy with her fourth. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: "OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS!"

"Over the River and Through the Woods!" will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday through Sunday, November 29th through December 1st at 7:00 pm. After the parade, the turkey, the game ... and of course those "in-laws" - Kick off the holiday season with Paulette Oliva and Peter McClung as they serve up a heaping portion of sophisticated song and story. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DISTORTED KRISTMESS AT THE BEECHMAN

Dallas DuBois and her merry band of drag stars (whose DISTORTED DIZNEE show has developed a cult following) has put a bawdy twist on the most wonderful time of the year with DISTORTED KRISTMESS at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Performances are on Fridays, through December 20th at 10:00 pm. at This Las Vegas-style drag extravaganza stars Dallas DuBois, Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, and more. In DISTORTED KRISTMESS, all of your holiday favorites are run past a dirty funhouse mirror. Highlights include a twisted take on Let It Snow, an alternative Grinch, and a warped spin on A Charlie Brown Christmas as well as a special visit from The Port Authority Cockettes, an extremely downscale version of the celebrated Radio City Rockettes. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY WITH SONGS I WISH I'D WRITTEN

Singer/ songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway brings a new show to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) opening on Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 pm. The show, 'Songs I Wish I'd Written' will have additional performances on Monday & Wednesday, November 25th & 27th at 7:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, November 29th & 30th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Which songs will Platinum Award winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway choose in this exciting night of great Broadway, jazz and pop music? As she did in The Streisand Songbook (which earned her a MAC Award for best show of the year), Callaway will be putting her imaginative musical stamp on thoughtfully chosen gems, with insightful words about the writers and the craftsmanship that make these songs unique and enduring. Accompanied by Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums, the spirit of Thanksgiving will come alive with this intoxicating feast of unforgettable music! There is a $40-$70 cover (depending on day & time) plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PHOEBE LEGERE'S "SHAKESPEARE AND ELIZABETH I: THE REALITY SHOW"

Phoebe Legere, the renowned singer, author, composer and multi-format artist, has written a full-length musical comedy, "Shakespeare and Elizabeth I: The Reality Show." THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (155 First Avenue, NYC - 212-254-1109) will present this world premiere from Saturday, November 29th through Sunday, December 15th. The show plays Thursdays through Saturday at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm. The musical is about love, war, espionage and creative genius, and includes music written by Legere, who heads the cast of ten as Queen Elizabeth I. Director David Zen Mansley plays the Bard and trumpeter Rhys Tivey plays Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, the Queen's noble heartthrob. After analyzing the life, letters, translations, poetry and iconography of Queen Elizabeth I, Legere concluded that "Shakespeare" was, in fact, Elizabeth Tudor and her inner circle. Her new musical is a heady brew of "eye of newt, toe of frog," gigantic neck ruffs, amazing scenery and special effects. It features numerous quotes from the complete works of both Shakespeare and Elizabeth presented with Legere's signature social commentary and comic flair. This "Reality Show" is a feel-good feminist reading of the Shakespeare Brand enlivened by the music of Phoebe Legere. Tickets are $15.

NYC: DAVE HOLLAND'S PRISM AT BIRDLAND

Dave Holland's Prism performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, November 25th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In the 40 years since Dave Holland's recording debut as a leader (the landmark album "Conference of the Birds") the bassist, composer and bandleader has produced a remarkable series of recordings and groups documenting his eclectic musical journey. His latest, "Prism," introduces a new all-star quartet comprised of Kevin Eubanks (guitar) Craig Taborn (piano and Fender Rhodes) and Eric Harland (drums). With each band member contributing distinctive compositions, Prism sets a new musical direction for Holland, a horn-less quartet with an explosive and visceral edge. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FREDDY COLE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AT THE BLUE NOTE

The younger brother of Nat King Cole and uncle of Natalie Cole, singer/pianist Freddy Cole, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, November 29th through December 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Freddy sounds a great deal like his celebrated sibling, yet has a personality of his own. Cole, whose vocals tend to be a bit darker and slightly rougher, began playing piano at five or six. He was interested in playing football professionally, but decided to pursue a career in music after a hand injury ended his career as an athlete. He debuted on vinyl in 1952 when he recorded the single "The Joke's on Me" for the obscure Chicago-based Topper Records. Cole founded his First Shot label in the '80s and went on to record for Sunnyside and LaserLight in the early '90s. A few years later, he signed with Fantasy and enjoyed greater visibility with Grand Freddy. In 2011, Cole released Talk to Me featuring guitarist Randy Napoleon, saxophonist Harry Allen, trumpeter Terell Stafford, and others. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: WYCLIFFE GORDON & FRIENDS AT DIZZY'S

For the second year in a row, Wycliffe Gordon has won the category of "Best Trombone" in the Annual Downbeat Critics Poll. He kicks off the holiday season at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) Thursday through Sunday, November 28th through December 1st with a series of performances (beginning Thanksgiving night), featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Dorsey, and Jimmy Dorsey, with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Dizzy's takes pleasure in welcoing back this former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. His current group is equally impressive: Sullivan Fortner, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Alvin Atkinson, Jr., drums; Dee Daniels, vocals (11/28-11/29 only); Joseph Boga, trumpet (11/30-12/1 only); Pete and Will Reardon-Anderson, reed specialists (12/1 only). There is a $40-$45 cover.

BOSTON: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT SCULLERS

Arturo Sandoval will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday through Sunday, November 29th through 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (Sunday at 4:00 pm). A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. ••Sandoval has been awarded 9 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, "For Love or Country" starring Andy Garcia. His two latest Grammy award winning albums, "Dear Diz "Everyday I think of you" and Tango "Como Yo Te Siento" are now available worldwide. Soon to be released, is a new book chronicling his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie entitled "The Man That Changed My Life", whose explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music caused a sensation throughout the entertainment world. Dinner/Show: $85 Show only: $45.

TORONTO: STEVE KOVEN TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Steve Koven Trio will be performing at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, November 28th through 30th at 9:00 pm. The trio is a Canadian, Toronto-based jazz group. Pianist Koven is joined by long time members, Anthony Michelli on drums and Rob Clutton on bass. Formed in 1993, the trio has performed world-wide, and has established themselves as one of Canada's cultural ambassadors. The band has released nine critically-acclaimed albums since their debut, Live at the Senator, in 1997. Many of their compositions have been used for national and international film and TV productions. There is a $12 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: EWEN FARNCOMBE

Toronto native Ewen Farncombe will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - http://jazzbistro.ca ) on Tuesday through Saturday, November 26th through 30th at 6:00 pm as part of the Young Artist Series. Farncombe has studied piano since the age of 14 - with an earlier musical history that included guitar, saxophone, and flute. While at Rosedale Heights, he joined a number of musical groups and enjoyed visiting New Orleans, meeting Doc Adams and hearing Jeff Beck and Ron Carter, among others. Ewen has studied formally with Steve Koven, and presently with Brian Rudolf. He loves improvising and has played in ensemble workshops that included Kirk MacDonald, Lorne Lofsky, and Barry Romberg. His musical horizons continue to expand and he is currently into composition and transcription. He loves all musical genres and is intrigued by musical theory, from its roots in the western tradition, to the very different customs of other cultures. No cover charge.


D.C.: ALEX BUGNON AT BLUES ALLEY

Contemporary jazz keyboard player Alex Bugnon will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, November 29th through December 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Bugnon, nephew of trumpeter Donald Byrd, grew up going to the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown in Switzerland. He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music for two years, then moved to the U.S. and went to the Berklee School of Music, meanwhile performing as an accompanist to gospel groups. He spent four years working as a session musician in New York, backing urban and jazz performers such as Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, and Keith Sweat. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: ODEAN POPE AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Odean Pope appears at the newly re-opened BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday, November 29th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Integrating several musical influences including the church choir of his youth, Philadelphia jazz and R&B of the 50's and classical woodwind chamber music, led Odean in the early 70's to help form Catalyst, a collective of musicians and music representing his new aesthetic. A two-CD set was reissued in 1999 on 32 Records as: "Catalyst: The Funkiest Band You Never Heard." It was music ahead of its time. In 1979, Odean joined the Max Roach Quartet as a regular member for more than two decades. It was as the tenor man with Max Roach that Odean perfected the techniques of circular breathing and multiphonics, both allowing him to stretch his solo improvisations from dazzling elevations to the throbbing, husky sounds for which he is so well known, to all kinds of delicacy in getting from one to the other. Odean won acclaim from Australia to Japan, even winning "Best Tenor Saxophone Player" at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Call for cover/minimum information.

FLORIDA: MICHEL BELL & CATHERINE MATEJKA MAKE ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

The husband-and-wife performing team of Michel Bell & Catherine Matejka, both cruise ship superstars, will perform at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Friday & Saturday November 29th & 30th and Wednesday through Saturday, December 4th through 7th at 8:30 pm (dinner served at 6:30 pm). A Tony Award nominee for his performance in Hal Prince's production of Show Boat, Michel Bell also appeared on Broadway in Civil War, where he earned an Outer Critic's Circle Award, and Riverdance: The Musical. A former member of the Fifth Dimension, Bell has performed with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Perry Como and Sammy Davis, Jr. Catherine Matejka has performed internationally as a piano soloist and chamber musician, and she served as music director and conductor for Hal Prince's Show Boat and Riverdance, and as a vocal coach for Porgy and Bess. $90 show/dinner; $45 show only.

CHICAGO: DAVID EDELFELT IN THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

David Edelfelt brings his show 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!' to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday, November 30th at 8:00 pm. Start off the holiday season with this special evening of music including favorites and newer gems too, accompanied by the one and only Beckie Menzie on piano and percussion by Bret Zwier. You are invited to sing along to your favorites. You will be able to purchase a copy of David's new Christmas CD after the show. There is an $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


LOS ANGELES: ANTHONY GRUPPUSO'S "THE FACE, BEHIND THE FACE, BEHIND THE FACE"

"The Face, Behind The Face, Behind The Face," a new musical entertainment created and performed by Anthony Gruppuso, will be presented at THEATRE WEST (3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West, Los Angeles, CA - 323-851-7977) on Friday & Saturday, November 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, December 1st at 2:00 pm. In "The Face, Behind The Face, Behind The Face," a performing artist confronts the ups and downs and struggles of his life and career and is led to the conclusion that his voice and his music are the keys to his success. The story provides a framework for the glorious singing voice of vocalist and actor Anthony Gruppuso, who performs in nineteen musical numbers. The songs include favorites from the Broadway canon, pop standards, lesser-known gems, and some brand-new material. Directed by Calvin Remsberg with Musical direction by John Dickson. Produced by Dina Morrone. Tickets are $20.


SAN FRANCISCO: LED ZEPAGAIN: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO LED ZEPPELIN

LED ZEPAGAIN: The Ultimate Tribute To Led Zeppelin will be presented at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, November 29th in two parts: Songs from Led Zeppelin I & IV at 8:00 pm and Songs from Physical Graffiti & House of the Holy All Night Pass at 10:00 pm. Led Zepagain takes their audience to a place that not only replicates a Led Zeppelin concert, but captures the heart and soul of the world's greatest band. A Led Zepagain show features all of the Zeppelin highlights, from the high-energy electric classics, to the beautiful acoustic works; from the soaring leads on the double-neck guitar, to the brilliant keyboard passages, and from the high, Robert Plant screams, to the trademark pounding rhythms. From the moment Led Zepagain hits the stage, you'll believe, this is definitely the "Real Deal!" There is a $22 (8:00 pm) - $18 (10:00 pm) cover.

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LONDON: KAREN OBERLIN AT CRAZY COQS


Following her popular debut in 2012, Karen Oberlin returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, November 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with a new show, OVER THE RAINBOW: The Songs of Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg. Oberlin has performed the songs of Arlen and Harburg all over the US and in Paris, having a deep love and affinity for both of these songwriters. The convergence of two of the greatest songwriters of all time was realized in 1939, with the release of the film The Wizard of Oz. The songs from the film, written by these titans of the Great American Songbook, would change the musical world forever, the best known among these evergreens being placed on many lists as "the greatest song of the twentieth century". Aside from Over the Rainbow and other songs from that film, they created numerous Broadway shows together and wrote many popular songs and Hollywood hits such as Last Night When We Were Young, If I Only Had A Heart/Brain, Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe, Down With Love and, of course, Groucho Marx's Lydia the Tattooed Lady, among many other masterpieces. In her show, Oberlin explores some of these musical geniuses' songs before they had joined forces and what helped make the magic between them. Their songs burst with humour, beauty and intelligence, not to mention the songwriters' devotion to improving the human condition. Their body of work is quite unlike any before or since, and Oberlin brings their best moments to radiant life. Oberlin, who appeared in an opera at the age of six and hasn't stopped singing since, performed in the hit off-Broadway show Our Sinatra over 100 times. She has many theatrical, film and television credits, including performing in the first staged version of the now-legendary Broadway show RENT and playing a recurring nurse on the American soap opera All My Children. Oberlin has headlined at all the New York premier cabaret and jazz rooms and has toured worldwide. She has been the recipient of Nightlife, MAC and Bistro Awards and she is a recording artist with three CD's and is currently busy with her fourth. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: DAVE HOLLAND'S PRISM AT BIRDLAND

Dave Holland's Prism performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, November 25th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In the 40 years since Dave Holland's recording debut as a leader (the landmark album "Conference of the Birds") the bassist, composer and bandleader has produced a remarkable series of recordings and groups documenting his eclectic musical journey. His latest, "Prism," introduces a new all-star quartet comprised of Kevin Eubanks (guitar) Craig Taborn (piano and Fender Rhodes) and Eric Harland (drums). With each band member contributing distinctive compositions, Prism sets a new musical direction for Holland, a horn-less quartet with an explosive and visceral edge. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: GATO BARBIERI BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

A Gato Barbieri Birthday Celebration will be held at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday, November 28th at 8:00 pm. Mystical yet fiery, passionately romantic yet supremely cool - you hear those first few notes from that instantly recognizable tenor, and know you're in the unique musical world of Gato Barbieri. His enduring career has covered virtually the entire jazz landscape, from free jazz with trumpeter Don Cherry and avant-garde in the mid-'60s, to film scoring and his ultimate embrace of Latin music throughout the '70s and '80s. After many years of limited musical activity due to the passing of his first wife Michelle (also his closest musical confidant and manager) and his own triple bypass surgery six weeks later, Barbieri returned stronger than ever with the 1997 Columbia offering Que Pasa, the fourth-highest-selling contemporary jazz album of that year. Since that reemergence, he has continued to release albums, including The Shadow of the Cat (2002), which won Billboard's prestigious 2003 Latin Jazz Album of the Year award and garnered a Grammy nomination, and New York Meeting (2010), his latest release. There is a $30 cover.


NYC: WYCLIFFE GORDON & FRIENDS AT DIZZY'S

For the second year in a row, Wycliffe Gordon has won the category of "Best Trombone" in the Annual Downbeat Critics Poll. He kicks off the holiday season at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 - ) Thursday through Sunday, November 28th through December 1st with a series of performances (beginning Thanksgiving night), featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Dorsey, and Jimmy Dorsey, with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Dizzy's takes pleasure in welcoing back this former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. His current group is equally impressive: Sullivan Fortner, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Alvin Atkinson, Jr., drums; Dee Daniels, vocals (11/28-11/29 only); Joseph Boga, trumpet (11/30-12/1 only); Pete and Will Reardon-Anderson, reed specialists (12/1 only). There is a $40-$45 cover.

TORONTO: STEVE KOVEN TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Steve Koven Trio will be performing at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Thursday through Saturday, November 28th through 30th at 9:00 pm. The trio is a Canadian, Toronto-based jazz group. Pianist Koven is joined by long time members, Anthony Michelli on drums and Rob Clutton on bass. Formed in 1993, the trio has performed world-wide, and has established themselves as one of Canada's cultural ambassadors. The band has released nine critically-acclaimed albums since their debut, Live at the Senator, in 1997. Many of their compositions have been used for national and international film and TV productions. There is a $12 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: EWEN FARNCOMBE

Toronto native Ewen Farncombe will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - http://jazzbistro.ca ) on Tuesday through Saturday, November 26th through 30th at 6:00 pm as part of the Young Artist Series. Farncombe has studied piano since the age of 14 - with an earlier musical history that included guitar, saxophone, and flute. While at Rosedale Heights, he joined a number of musical groups and enjoyed visiting New Orleans, meeting Doc Adams and hearing Jeff Beck and Ron Carter, among others. Ewen has studied formally with Steve Koven, and presently with Brian Rudolf. He loves improvising and has played in ensemble workshops that included Kirk MacDonald, Lorne Lofsky, and Barry Romberg. His musical horizons continue to expand and he is currently into composition and transcription. He loves all musical genres and is intrigued by musical theory, from its roots in the western tradition, to the very different customs of other cultures. No cover charge.


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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT RETURNS TO LA RIVISTA - JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Chris is back! Chris Barrett returns to his favorite spot - behind the piano - at LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE ( 313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-245-1707) on Mondays through Wednesdays with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm for 6 weeks (this series closes on December 18th). Chris has been performing in New York City since 1977. The Bistro Award recipient, and Night Life Awards Finalist is best known for his extensive repertoire of known and lesser-known Broadway songs. No cover - No minimum.


LONDON: KAREN OBERLIN AT CRAZY COQS


Following her popular debut in 2012, Karen Oberlin returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, November 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with a new show, OVER THE RAINBOW: The Songs of Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg. Oberlin has performed the songs of Arlen and Harburg all over the US and in Paris, having a deep love and affinity for both of these songwriters. The convergence of two of the greatest songwriters of all time was realized in 1939, with the release of the film The Wizard of Oz. The songs from the film, written by these titans of the Great American Songbook, would change the musical world forever, the best known among these evergreens being placed on many lists as "the greatest song of the twentieth century". Aside from Over the Rainbow and other songs from that film, they created numerous Broadway shows together and wrote many popular songs and Hollywood hits such as Last Night When We Were Young, If I Only Had A Heart/Brain, Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe, Down With Love and, of course, Groucho Marx's Lydia the Tattooed Lady, among many other masterpieces. In her show, Oberlin explores some of these musical geniuses' songs before they had joined forces and what helped make the magic between them. Their songs burst with humour, beauty and intelligence, not to mention the songwriters' devotion to improving the human condition. Their body of work is quite unlike any before or since, and Oberlin brings their best moments to radiant life. Oberlin, who appeared in an opera at the age of six and hasn't stopped singing since, performed in the hit off-Broadway show Our Sinatra over 100 times. She has many theatrical, film and television credits, including performing in the first staged version of the now-legendary Broadway show RENT and playing a recurring nurse on the American soap opera All My Children. Oberlin has headlined at all the New York premier cabaret and jazz rooms and has toured worldwide. She has been the recipient of Nightlife, MAC and Bistro Awards and she is a recording artist with three CD's and is currently busy with her fourth. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
Please note: cover/minimum information is taken from venue listings - some venues may charge an additional fee for attendees without an advance reservation - reservations are normally cancelled by the venue if holders have not arrived by showtime.


NYC: ALLISON MICKELSON AT THE MET

Allison Mickelson will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, November 27th at 9:30 pm. Allison's journey has been "Uncharted" since before she can remember. It began in a small grey house across the street from the Methodist church in Pierre, SD and continues on the stage of the Metropolitan Room in NYC! She is a K-12 music teacher, conductor, cheerleader, and most of all communicator who has spent her life making music with and for others. The stories she tells in word and song are priceless. Her voice is clear and precise while emotional and passionate. Jeremy Randall on piano collaborates with Mickelson and together, they blend sound and musicianship to convey the depth, humor, and heart of this journey. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: DICK HYMAN

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, November 27th features Dick Hyman. Richard "Dick" Hyman is an American jazz pianist/ keyboardist and composer, best known for his versatility with jazz piano styles. Over a 50-year career, he has functioned as a pianist, organist, arranger, music director, and, increasingly, as a composer. His versatility in all of these areas has resulted in well over 100 albums recorded under his own name and many more in support of other artists. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: SCOTT SIEGEL'S BROADWAY BALLYHOO WEDNESDAYS

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 Wednesday, November 27th are TBA. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY WITH SONGS I WISH I'D WRITTEN

Singer/ songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway brings a new show to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) opening on Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 pm. The show, 'Songs I Wish I'd Written' will have additional performances on Monday & Wednesday, November 25th & 27th at 7:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, November 29th & 30th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Which songs will Platinum Award winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway choose in this exciting night of great Broadway, jazz and pop music? As she did in The Streisand Songbook (which earned her a MAC Award for best show of the year), Callaway will be putting her imaginative musical stamp on thoughtfully chosen gems, with insightful words about the writers and the craftsmanship that make these songs unique and enduring. Accompanied by Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums, the spirit of Thanksgiving will come alive with this intoxicating feast of unforgettable music! There is a $40-$70 cover (depending on day & time) plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MICHAEL CERVERIS & LOOSE CATTLE: CD RELEASE

Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle will celebrate a CD Release at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Wednesday, November 27th at 9:30 pm. The group (Michael Cerveris - vocals and guitar; Kimberly Kaye - vocals; Jon Graboff - pedal steel, guitar; Alex Harvey - mandolin; Justin Smith - fiddle; Lorenzo Wolff - bass; Eddy Zweiback - drums) started out as a couple. And it was hard times. And because therapy was damned expensive, they thought if they spent more time singing in the living room, there'd be less time for fighting. The idea was pretty simple. Squeeze some friends together in a living room and play through some old time songs, country tunes and Cajun waltzes. Good time songs and sad ones, old ones and new ones. Not too much planning, not too much drinking (well...not everything went as planned), and they became Loose Cattle, making themselves at home on your furniture and grazing their way into your heart, so long as the cooler's got ice. Bad luck, bad jokes, bad decisions, bad jobs and through it all, the Cattle are lowing. Tickets are $20.


NYC: DAVE HOLLAND'S PRISM AT BIRDLAND

Dave Holland's Prism performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, November 25th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In the 40 years since Dave Holland's recording debut as a leader (the landmark album "Conference of the Birds") the bassist, composer and bandleader has produced a remarkable series of recordings and groups documenting his eclectic musical journey. His latest, "Prism," introduces a new all-star quartet comprised of Kevin Eubanks (guitar) Craig Taborn (piano and Fender Rhodes) and Eric Harland (drums). With each band member contributing distinctive compositions, Prism sets a new musical direction for Holland, a horn-less quartet with an explosive and visceral edge. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FRED HERSCH & JULIAN LAGE DUETS AT THE BLUE NOTE

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents Fred Hersch & Julian Lage Duets on Monday through Wednesday, November 25th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Five-time Grammy Nominated pianist and composer, Fred Hersch, has been called "a master who plays it his way" by The New York Times. Guitar prodigy and Grammy Nominee, Julian Lage, has performed with musical giants including Gary Burton and Jim Hall since his teen years. When the duo met in 2011 and played together for the first time, the response was overwhelming. Their debut CD "Free Flying" (Palmetto), set for a Fall 2013 release, documents the extraordinary empathy and range of these virtuoso players. There is a $20-$30 cover.

NYC: RANDY WESTON & BILLY HARPER DUO: A CD RELEASE PARTY

Randy Weston & Billy Harper Duo (Weston - piano, Harper - tenor saxophone) will hold a CD Release Party for "The Roots of the Blues" at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 26th & 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. After contributing six decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world's foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary. Encompassing the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa, his global creations musically continue to inform and inspire. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JUILLIARD JAZZ ENSEMBLE AT DIZZY'S

The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, November 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy at Dizzy's. The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. No stranger to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the Orchestra has also performed at noted venues such as the Blue Note and Alice Tully Hall. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz's bright future. There is a $30 cover.

N.Y. STATE: JERRY COSTANZO & HIS TRIO AT DON LORENZO'S

Jerry Costanzo & His Trio performs at DON LORENZO'S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE (242 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove, NY - 516-801-3667), every Wednesday from 7:00 to 10:30 pm. Jerry and the trio (Tim Regusis: piano, John Ray: bass, Ian Petillo: drums) will be playing Jazz, Swing and the songs of Sinatra and the great crooners. Plus special guest musicians and singers will be appearing each week. Dedicated to the preservation of "The Great American Song Book" Jerry Costanzo is considered one of the best and busiest singer/bandleaders on the scene today.

TORONTO: SOUL NANNIES: R&B, FUNK AND SOUL

Andrew Craig Productions presents Soul Nannies at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Wednesdays, with sets from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. A brand-new 9 piece band, presenting you the very best in 1960•s and '70•s, R&B, Funk and Soul featuring performers: Andrew Craig, Gavin Hope, Krystle Blue, Anthony Brancati, Bryan Humphreys, Rich Grossman, Brooksey Brooks, Andrew Stewart, and Mackie Langford. There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: EWEN FARNCOMBE

Toronto native Ewen Farncombe will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - http://jazzbistro.ca ) on Tuesday through Saturday, November 26th through 30th at 6:00 pm as part of the Young Artist Series. Farncombe has studied piano since the age of 14 - with an earlier musical history that included guitar, saxophone, and flute. While at Rosedale Heights, he joined a number of musical groups and enjoyed visiting New Orleans, meeting Doc Adams and hearing Jeff Beck and Ron Carter, among others. Ewen has studied formally with Steve Koven, and presently with Brian Rudolf. He loves improvising and has played in ensemble workshops that included Kirk MacDonald, Lorne Lofsky, and Barry Romberg. His musical horizons continue to expand and he is currently into composition and transcription. He loves all musical genres and is intrigued by musical theory, from its roots in the western tradition, to the very different customs of other cultures. No cover charge.


D.C.: WAYNE ESCOFFREY QUINTET AT BLUES ALLEY

The Wayne Escoffrey Quintet featuring Jeremy Pelt & Rachel Z will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, November 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Since moving to New York City in 2000, Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery has become one of the Jazz world's most talented rising stars and in-demand sidemen. At only 37 he has recorded seven CDs as a leader and been on numerous recordings as a sideman. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: INTERNATIONAL STRING TRIO

The International String Trio (IST) will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - o ) on Wednesday, November 27th at 8:00 pm. True to its name, the International String Trio has honed an expansive repertoire embracing nearly a dozen styles from far-flung lands. Employing their instruments as passports, the adventurous trio unlocks the doors to a global array of tunes drawn from jazz, folk, popular, classical, film and other sources. Featuring Russian-born guitarist Slava Tolstoy, British violinist Ben Powell and American acoustic bassist Greg Feingold, the IST's players embody its cosmopolitan aesthetic. There is a $21 cover.

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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT RETURNS TO LA RIVISTA - JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Chris is back! Chris Barrett returns to his favorite spot - behind the piano - at LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE ( 313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-245-1707) on Mondays through Wednesdays with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm for 6 weeks (this series closes on December 18th). Chris has been performing in New York City since 1977. The Bistro Award recipient, and Night Life Awards Finalist is best known for his extensive repertoire of known and lesser-known Broadway songs. No cover - No minimum.


NYC: RAT PACK POET: SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN

Three great entertainers celebrate Sammy Cahn, one of the great craftsmen of American song at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Tuesdays, November 26th and December 3rd, 10th & 17th at 7:00 pm when Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano and Jeff Harnar present 'Rat Pack Poet: Songs Of Sammy Cahn'. They are joined by Boots Maleson on bass. It would be easier to list the people in show business who did NOT have material written for them by Sammy Cahn! From Sinatra, to Lanza ... to Trigger. Sammy Cahn (1913-93) received four Academy Awards during a brilliant career that encompassed Hollywood, Broadway, and the golden era of American popular music. Among Cahn's hits are "All The Way," "Call Me Irresponsible," "Three Coins in the Fountain," "High Hopes", and "Come Fly With Me." Cahn's collaborators included James Van Heusen, Jule Styne, Vernon Duke, Saul Chaplin, Lew Spence, and many others. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: KAREN OBERLIN AT CRAZY COQS


Following her popular debut in 2012, Karen Oberlin returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, November 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm with a new show, OVER THE RAINBOW: The Songs of Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg. Oberlin has performed the songs of Arlen and Harburg all over the US and in Paris, having a deep love and affinity for both of these songwriters. The convergence of two of the greatest songwriters of all time was realized in 1939, with the release of the film The Wizard of Oz. The songs from the film, written by these titans of the Great American Songbook, would change the musical world forever, the best known among these evergreens being placed on many lists as "the greatest song of the twentieth century". Aside from Over the Rainbow and other songs from that film, they created numerous Broadway shows together and wrote many popular songs and Hollywood hits such as Last Night When We Were Young, If I Only Had A Heart/Brain, Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe, Down With Love and, of course, Groucho Marx's Lydia the Tattooed Lady, among many other masterpieces. In her show, Oberlin explores some of these musical geniuses' songs before they had joined forces and what helped make the magic between them. Their songs burst with humour, beauty and intelligence, not to mention the songwriters' devotion to improving the human condition. Their body of work is quite unlike any before or since, and Oberlin brings their best moments to radiant life. Oberlin, who appeared in an opera at the age of six and hasn't stopped singing since, performed in the hit off-Broadway show Our Sinatra over 100 times. She has many theatrical, film and television credits, including performing in the first staged version of the now-legendary Broadway show RENT and playing a recurring nurse on the American soap opera All My Children. Oberlin has headlined at all the New York premier cabaret and jazz rooms and has toured worldwide. She has been the recipient of Nightlife, MAC and Bistro Awards and she is a recording artist with three CD's and is currently busy with her fourth. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
Please note: cover/minimum information is taken from venue listings - some venues may charge an additional fee for attendees without an advance reservation - reservations are normally cancelled by the venue if holders have not arrived by showtime.


NYC: STRANGERS LIKE US AT THE DUPLEX

THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) presents Strangers Like Us on Mondays & Tuesdays, November 25th & 26th and December 2nd & 3rd - all shows at 9:30 pm. The show is a tour de force evening of cabaret conceived and performed by six virtuosic women from New York University's Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Scheduled to perform are Amanda Centeno, Daniella De Jesus, Sierra Duncan, Angel Lin, Adrienne Morrison, and Lindsey White. Created by the Company and directed by Salty Brine. Musical Direction by Ian Axness. No cover - just 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: JAMIE SALZANO: STARDUST AND OTHER SPARKLY THINGS ...

Come and be dazzled (and "bedazzled") by Jamie Salzano on Tuesday, November 26th at 9:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). It's a sparkling musical journey of a girl on the rocks reaching for the stars. In her solo cabaret debut, Jamie traces from her sheltered childhood as a Long Island diva-in-training through her rollercoaster years of love, loss, and life lessons in the Big Apple. With effervescent humor and lots of heart, she shares sassy stories about finding her voice and chasing all that glitters. Directed by Lennie Watts, with musical direction by Rick Jensen, Stardust and other sparkly things... features songs by Kander & Ebb, Katy Perry, Hoagy Carmichael, and New York City songwriters such as Rick Jensen and Tracy Stark, among other unexpected Broadway, pop, and Great American Songbook gems. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: 1 NIGHT ONLY: A HANUKKAH JAMBOREE

It's time for another Jewish holiday! 1 Night Only: A Hanukkah Jamboree will be celebrated at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, November 26th at 7:00 pm. Back after a sold out performance at Ars Nova's ANT Fest, Rob Shapiro and friends present 1 NIGHT ONLY: A HANUKKAH JAMBOREE. Join musical maccabees Mara Jill Herman, Drew Hirshfield, Melanie Hopkins, Ally Bonino and Sam Heldt to witness the great trials endured by Mattathias and his sons, the miracle of oil and the ancient art of driedl spinning along with Special Guests Rachel Sklar, Daniel Mate, and Alexis Field! Directed by Leah Bonvissuto. Tell your bubbe you will celebrate the Festival of Lights at 54 Below with Romans, menorahs (and shiksas), oh my! Theres a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: HEIDI BLICKENSTAFF & JAMES MOYE IN MEET JOHN DOE - CD RELEASE CONCERT

Join Heidi Blickenstaff & James Moye at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) as they celebrate the brand-new cast album of 'MEET JOHN DOE' the award-winning, jazz-inspired musical on Tuesday, November 26th at 9:00 pm. For the first time since her blockbuster Helen Hayes Award-winning performance as Ann Mitchell, Broadway leading lady Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show], Addams Family) will join her "John," James Moye (Million Dollar Quartet, Dogfight), to bring this vibrant show to life. Lyricist Eddie Sugarman and composer Andrew Gerle will also take the stage to give the inside scoop on the making of the musical, adapted from the classic Frank Capra film. With songs including "Money Talks," "Who the Hell (Forgot to Tell My Heart)?" and the instant classic "I'm Your Man". There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 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 November 26th are Kate Loprest (First Date, Hairspray), Jeanette Bayardelle (Shida, The Color Purple), Roe Hartrampf (Nobody Loves You), and Sarah Rice (Original Johanna in Sweeney Todd). No cover charge, $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TOO GAY FOR BROOKLYN: AN EVENING OF CABARET WITH JULIE KLAUSNER

Julie Klausner, host of HOW WAS YOUR WEEK, Vulture.com correspondent, and author of I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR BAND, performs at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Friday through Tuesday, November 22nd through 26th at 7:30 pm. She sings some goddamn songs in her first-ever cabaret show. Don't expect anything besides complete and utter magic on this very special evening of music and comedic banter. Featuring special guests and Musical Director Jon Spurney. Julie Klausner is a comedy writer/performer, podcaster, and author. Currently, Julie works as "Media Ambassador" for Vulture.com, for which she writes frequently, makes weekly videos for the site, and goes on TV on behalf of Vulture to discuss pop culture topics. She wrote a memoir called "I Don't Care About Your Band" and her new book, a YA Novel called "Art Girls Are Easy," comes out May 7 of this year. There is a $20-$25 cover.

NYC: ALBUM OF THE MONTH CLUB "FRANK SINATRA: COME FLY WITH ME"

JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) will present the latest installment of the "ALBUM OF THE MONTH CLUB" concert series on Tuesday, November th at 9:30 pm. In an evening honoring the Frank Sinatra album "Come Fly With Me" (The International Sinatra) the show will feature the talents of Molly Pope, Lady Rizo, Rob Roth, Blind Boy Paxton, Christina Bianco, Colleen McHugh, Liam Forde, Tatiana Eve-Marie, Adrian Chavalier & the Avalon Jazz Band and Ago Il Mago. Music will be provided by Sammy Miller & The Congregation under the direction of Jon Weber. The show is hosted by Molly Pope and curated by Wall Street Journal jazz writer Will Friedwald and Michael Katsobashvili. "ALBUM OF THE MONTH CLUB" is an ongoing series of shows celebrating the great pop and jazz albums, in which classic collections of songs will be explored and re-examined by a rotating cast of singers and players from a wide range of styles: jazz, pop, Broadway, cabaret, blues. Each show will take you through a classic album from start to finish, rendered in new interpretations by contemporary artists. Recorded in 1957, COME FLY WITH ME was a unique milestone in the career of Frank Sinatra. It was his first meeting with the great arranger Billy May, and the two of them would go on to enjoy many classic collaborations over the next two decades, culminating in the 1980 Trilogy. More importantly, COME FLY WITH ME marked the first time Sinatra did a theme album as opposed to a concept album - a "concept" album is one where the songs are all in a similar mood and tempo, but a "theme" album indicates that the mood might vary track to track, but the songs were all held together by a lyrical theme rather than an emotional mood. Tickets are $20.

NYC: DAVE HOLLAND'S PRISM AT BIRDLAND

Dave Holland's Prism performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, November 25th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In the 40 years since Dave Holland's recording debut as a leader (the landmark album "Conference of the Birds") the bassist, composer and bandleader has produced a remarkable series of recordings and groups documenting his eclectic musical journey. His latest, "Prism," introduces a new all-star quartet comprised of Kevin Eubanks (guitar) Craig Taborn (piano and Fender Rhodes) and Eric Harland (drums). With each band member contributing distinctive compositions, Prism sets a new musical direction for Holland, a horn-less quartet with an explosive and visceral edge. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FRED HERSCH & JULIAN LAGE DUETS AT THE BLUE NOTE

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents Fred Hersch & Julian Lage Duets on Monday through Wednesday, November 25th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Five-time Grammy Nominated pianist and composer, Fred Hersch, has been called "a master who plays it his way" by The New York Times. Guitar prodigy and Grammy Nominee, Julian Lage, has performed with musical giants including Gary Burton and Jim Hall since his teen years. When the duo met in 2011 and played together for the first time, the response was overwhelming. Their debut CD "Free Flying" (Palmetto), set for a Fall 2013 release, documents the extraordinary empathy and range of these virtuoso players. There is a $20-$30 cover.

NYC: RANDY WESTON & BILLY HARPER DUO: A CD RELEASE PARTY

Randy Weston & Billy Harper Duo (Weston - piano, Harper - tenor saxophone) will hold a CD Release Party for "The Roots of the Blues" at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday & Wednesday, November 26th & 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. After contributing six decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world's foremost pianists and composers today, a true innovator and visionary. Encompassing the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa, his global creations musically continue to inform and inspire. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND MEETS THE QUEENS JAZZ OVERGROUND

Brooklyn Jazz Underground (Tammy Scheffer, voice; Adam Kolker, saxophones; David Smith, trumpet; Owen Howard, drums; Rob Garcia, drums; and special guests Bruce Barth, piano, and Carlo DeRosa, bass) meets Queens Jazz OverGround (Josh Deutsch, trumpet; Jon lrabagon, alto and tenor saxophones; J. Walter Hawkes, trombone; Amanda Monaco, guitar; Mark Wade, bass; Brian Woodruff, drums) at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, November 26th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Brooklyn Jazz Underground (formed in 2005) has set a solid footprint on the New York jazz scene and the global jazz community. Through cooperative efforts, the BJU builds greater awareness of its members' music and groups as well as the greater Brooklyn jazz scene through festivals, concert series, radio shows, and CD samplers. The members also exist as an international touring ensemble, having released their first album in 2012. The Queens Jazz OverGround (formed in 2012) is a collective of Queens-based musicians that supports the professional growth of jazz artists in Queens, provides musical enrichment and education to local communities, and helps to stimulate wider awareness of Queens as a destination for arts and culture. Their first annual Spring Jazz Fest at Flushing Town Hall in April 2013 drew a crowd of over 500 people, and they are now Flushing Town Hall's collective-in-residence, hosting the monthly jam session as well as curating a monthly concert series: Music Mix: QJOG Picks. QJOG and BJU are both artist-run collectives, a steadily growing trend in order for jazz to thrive in the 21st century. These two organizations have enriched the cultural and artistic fabric of their respective boroughs and help broaden the scope of New York City's already vibrant jazz scene. Dizzy's gladly welcomes our outer-borough brethren from the BJU and QJOG collectives to perform a double bill of original music. There is a $30 cover.

TORONTO: FABER & FREEDMAN GROUP AT JAZZ BISTRO

The Faber & Freedman Griup (Arnold Faber - vibes, Mike Freedman - guitar, Simone Morris - vocals, Mike Pelletier - basses,TBA - drums) performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, November 26th at 8:30 pm. Vibraphone, vocals, guitar and bass like you've never heard them. Originals and favourites, including music by Charlie Haden, Gordon Beck, Ray Davies, Michael Franks, Ray Charles, Cal Tjader and more. Arnold Faber will also be performing a special tribute to Peter Appleyard. There is a $20 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: EWEN FARNCOMBE

Toronto native Ewen Farncombe will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - http://jazzbistro.ca ) on Tuesday through Saturday, November 26th through 30th at 6:00 pm as part of the Young Artist Series. Farncombe has studied piano since the age of 14 - with an earlier musical history that included guitar, saxophone, and flute. While at Rosedale Heights, he joined a number of musical groups and enjoyed visiting New Orleans, meeting Doc Adams and hearing Jeff Beck and Ron Carter, among others. Ewen has studied formally with Steve Koven, and presently with Brian Rudolf. He loves improvising and has played in ensemble workshops that included Kirk MacDonald, Lorne Lofsky, and Barry Romberg. His musical horizons continue to expand and he is currently into composition and transcription. He loves all musical genres and is intrigued by musical theory, from its roots in the western tradition, to the very different customs of other cultures. No cover charge.


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).

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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT RETURNS TO LA RIVISTA - JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Chris is back! Chris Barrett returns to his favorite spot - behind the piano - at LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE ( 313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-245-1707) on Mondays through Wednesdays with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm for 6 weeks (this series closes on December 18th). Chris has been performing in New York City since 1977. The Bistro Award recipient, and Night Life Awards Finalist is best known for his extensive repertoire of known and lesser-known Broadway songs. No cover - No minimum.
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CHICAGO: MONDAY NIGHT LIVE AT PETTERINOS
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Monday Night Live at Petterinos co-hosted by Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie takes place weekly at PETTERINO'S (150 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL - 312-422-0150) from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. It's a musical showcase and open-mic where you can be the star or just enjoy the fun and great food. Now in its seventh smash season, Monday Night Live has welcomed more than 500 singers to the stage. Recent appearances by cast members from the productions of I Love Lucy, Sweet Charity, Barnum, Smokey Joes, The Jungle Book and Pullman Porter Blues had the audience cheering for more! Appearances by local cabaret, jazz and musical theater performers include Nan Mason, Tammy McCann, Denise Tomasello, Tom Michael and Joan Curto. Petterino's is the place to be for live music on Mondays. No cover.   

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NYC: MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT THE CABARET WORLD AT THE PLAYROOM

'Humpty Dumpty Cracks Up: The Nightmare of Cabaret', a musical comedy about nightclub singers and night-time musical fantasies, will be performed at THE PLAYROOM THEATER (151 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-967-8278) on Saturday, November 23rd at 2:00 pm & Monday, November 25th at 6:30 pm. The cast includes cabaret singers themselves in prominent and cameo roles, along with singer-actors who are kids, teens and adults (senior citizens among them). Karen Wyman is featured as Little Miss Muffet, writer of self-help books for arachnophobes and bullied teens; Teresa Fischer is the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. Rotating guests in cameo and featured roles include such folks as Ricky Ritzel on the 23rd, The Duplex's Thomas Honeck on the 24th, and Christine Lavin on the 25th. Others in the cast, on various nights are Tanya Moberly, Wendy Russell, and Brenda Bergman. The performers and backstage crew members are donating their time and talents so that half the proceeds go to not-for-profit arts organizations and children's charities. The other half goes to the production costs and start-up of this new company whose mission is also to promote the art of cabaret and its songs. Tickets are $16.
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NYC: LINN LORKIN RETURNS TO NEW YORK WITH HER JAZZ MUSICAL "HEY, PIANO BAR LADY!"

Direct from her recent performance in a cabaret overlooking the South Pacific Ocean and the sub-tropical fern-clad slopes of Titirangi, Linn Lorkin is returning to New York cabaret! Now she's back with a new show: HEY, PIANO BAR LADY! It will play at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) Monday, November 25th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, December 1st at 3:00 pm; and Saturday, December 7th at 7.00 pm. She's from Down Under - New Zealand to be exact. She's got a down coat, and even wrote a song about it. She bought it during her first freezing winter in Manhattan, when she arrived with little except her musical passion, optimism and determination to work in New York. That was in the late 1970's. She spent eight years in New York. "I had my songs, I had a green card, I had a husband and I was playing swanky piano bar clubs. The late Blossom Dearie used to come and hear me on Madison Avenue." And Linn was exotic, coming from New Zealand. "Nobody knew where that was!" This cool Kiwi lady has a reputation of being charismatic and upbeat and her original songs and anecdotes evoke a golden bygone New York, 1977-1985. Linn has previously appeared at Don't Tell Mama in 2010, and at The Triad in 2011. HEY, PIANO BAR LADY! is directed by Collette Black and features Nori Naraoka on upright bass. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CABARET FOR A CAUSE: WEST END MEETS BROADWAY

Oliver award winner and original RSC and West End Matilda, Kerry Ingram, joins Broadway kids in Cabaret for a Cause at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on November 25th at 7:00 pm. Kerry joins the original Broadway Matilda's, Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, and Milly Shapiro as well as Carly Paige Baron (Mary Poppins), Colin Critchley (Kinky Boots, Waiting For Godot), Emma Howard (Matilda), Sawyer Nunes(Matilda), Kara Oates (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), Julianna Rigoglioso (Mary Poppins, Far From Heaven), Abigail Shapiro (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Hayden Signoretti (Mary Poppins, Richard III), and Jaidyn Young (Annie) in an evening at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre to raise money for Shifting Shakespeare. Lauren Echausse will host. Shifting Shakespeare is a summer residency that provides a creative and nurturing environment where neuro-typical actors collaborate with actors with special needs to tackle the work of William Shakespeare. The goal of the program is to build literacy, fluency, and comprehension through drama and social interaction. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: STRANGERS LIKE US AT THE DUPLEX

THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) presents Strangers Like Us on Mondays & Tuesdays, November 25th & 26th and December 2nd & 3rd - all shows at 9:30 pm. The show is a tour de force evening of cabaret conceived and performed by six virtuosic women from New York University's Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Scheduled to perform are Amanda Centeno, Daniella De Jesus, Sierra Duncan, Angel Lin, Adrienne Morrison, and Lindsey White. Created by the Company and directed by Salty Brine. Musical Direction by Ian Axness. No cover - just a 2 drink minimum.


NYC: MARK NADLER: LADIES I LOVE AT THE BEECHMAN

Mark Nadler presents 'Ladies I Love' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday, November 25th at 7:00 pm and on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00 pm. 'Ladies I Love' is a show with no-theme, just-fun evening of great singing and laughs starring Mark Nadler with two of New York's most powerhouse divas. On November 25th his guests are Sandra Reaves-Phillips and Marta Sanders. On December 4th, he is joined by Heather MacRae and Nancy McCall. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY WITH SONGS I WISH I'D WRITTEN

Singer/ songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway brings a new show to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) opening on Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 pm. The show, 'Songs I Wish I'd Written' will have additional performances on Monday & Wednesday, November 25th & 27th at 7:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, November 29th & 30th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Which songs will Platinum Award winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway choose in this exciting night of great Broadway, jazz and pop music? As she did in The Streisand Songbook (which earned her a MAC Award for best show of the year), Callaway will be putting her imaginative musical stamp on thoughtfully chosen gems, with insightful words about the writers and the craftsmanship that make these songs unique and enduring. Accompanied by Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums, the spirit of Thanksgiving will come alive with this intoxicating feast of unforgettable music! There is a $40-$70 cover (depending on day & time) plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ROBIN DEJESUS WITH CRUSH TO CRUSHED

Robin DeJesus brings his show 'Crush to Crushed' to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday & Monday, November 24th & 25th at 9:30 pm. Robin promises an eclectic evening of pop, rock, Spanish, soul and Broadway music, all centered around a certain four letter word. Love's amazing, love sucks, we all want it and rarely do we feel like we get enough. Two time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles, Rent) discusses crushes, loves, break ups, hook ups, sex ed and some of his mother's best kept secrets about lust. Be prepared for lots of tangents, non sequiturs, Adderall and of course laughs. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE CALLBACK: WILD CARD NIGHT

Join Emily McNamara and accompanist Benjamin Rauhala at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday night, November 25th at 11:30 pm for this season's next round of The Callback: wild card. Contestants who do not win in the preliminary round will have one chance at redemption; videos of all preliminary performances will be published on the 54 Below Facebook page within 24 hours of each event and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite contestant. The contestant with the most "likes" on their Youtube video will be deemed the "Wildcard Semi-Finalist" and will also progress to semi-finals. Watch Deborah Berenson, Samantha Parrish, Chelsie Nectow, Daniel Mullen, Erin Rubico, Shira Averbuch, Sarah Naughton, Tyler Baranski, Danielle Gaines, and Brittany Bigelow perform for their lives at 54 Below's "Wildcard Night!" 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: TOO GAY FOR BROOKLYN: AN EVENING OF CABARET WITH JULIE KLAUSNER

Julie Klausner, host of HOW WAS YOUR WEEK, Vulture.com correspondent, and author of I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR BAND, performs at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Friday through Tuesday, November 22nd through 26th at 7:30 pm. She sings some goddamn songs in her first-ever cabaret show. Don't expect anything besides complete and utter magic on this very special evening of music and comedic banter. Featuring special guests and Musical Director Jon Spurney. Julie Klausner is a comedy writer/performer, podcaster, and author. Currently, Julie works as "Media Ambassador" for Vulture.com, for which she writes frequently, makes weekly videos for the site, and goes on TV on behalf of Vulture to discuss pop culture topics. She wrote a memoir called "I Don't Care About Your Band" and her new book, a YA Novel called "Art Girls Are Easy," comes out May 7 of this year. There is a $20-$25 cover.

NYC: JONATHAN BRIELLE AND FRIENDS IN I SAW BROADWAY

The Broadway at Birdland concert series will present Jonathan Brielle's I Saw Broadway on Monday, November 25th at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Composer Jonathan Brielle's I Saw Broadway features songs and stars from three of his new musicals, including Himself and Nora, which, following a critically acclaimed run at The American Theatre Group's Hamilton Stage, is rounding the corner for Broadway; 40 Naked Women, a Monkey & Me, recently seen in a staged reading, and Nightmare Alley a hit at this summer's New York Musical Theater Festival. Songs will be performed by a group of Broadway's brightest stars including Matt Bogart, Deborah Cox, Veanne Cox, Rose Hemingway and Ken Pyrmus, solidly backed by Brielle and his New York hard swinging extraordinary group of musicians who have among them scores of Broadway show credits and hit records. The band includes Musical Director Jeff Klitz on piano, Paul Pizzutti on drums, Ira Siegel on guitar, Jim Hynes on trumpet, Mike Davis on trombone, Dan Willis on reeds and Andy Snitzer on saxophone. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: FRED HERSCH & JULIAN LAGE DUETS AT THE BLUE NOTE

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents Fred Hersch & Julian Lage Duets on Monday through Wednesday, November 25th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Five-time Grammy Nominated pianist and composer, Fred Hersch, has been called "a master who plays it his way" by The New York Times. Guitar prodigy and Grammy Nominee, Julian Lage, has performed with musical giants including Gary Burton and Jim Hall since his teen years. When the duo met in 2011 and played together for the first time, the response was overwhelming. Their debut CD "Free Flying" (Palmetto), set for a Fall 2013 release, documents the extraordinary empathy and range of these virtuoso players. There is a $20-$30 cover.

NYC: LES PAUL MONDAY'S FEATURING ARLEN ROTH WITH THE LES PAUL TRIO

Les Paul Monday's featuring Arlen Roth with The Les Paul Trio will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday, November 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Known as "The Master of the Telecaster," music lovers consider Arlen Roth "the guitarist's guitarist," a brilliant musician, but that's only one aspect of his remarkable 35-year career. He is a highly regarded authority concerning "all things guitar," from writing about guitar playing, to being the inspiration behind their creation, due to his fluent mastery, and rare ability to seamlessly cross over musical genres and playing styles. His legendary guitar prowess crosses all genres, all styles, and all types of guitar playing, including one of his specialties, slide guitar. He fluidly moves from folk and blues to country tunes, and has played some of the most resounding rock ever recorded. He is as comfortable playing an acoustic ballad, (his acoustic version of Layla has been critically acclaimed as being better than Eric Clapton's version) as he is launching into the most powerful version of "When a Man Loves a Woman" ever recorded. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE AMIGOS BAND HOSTS DAVID AMRAM

The Amigos Band Hosts David Amram at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, November 25th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The band includes Justin Poindexter, guitar, vocals; Sam Reider, accordion, vocals; Eddie Barbash, saxophone, washboard, vocal; Noah Garabedian, bass; Will Clark, percussion; and David Amram, 35 instruments from around the globe. The Amigos Band, chosen this year by the U.S. Department of State for the American Music Abroad program, is a collective built on the belief that all strains of American music are branches of the same tree. Their unique style brings together various forms of American music, from bluegrass to jazz, with intricate vocal harmonies and unique delivery. These special concerts, featuring iconic NYC composer and musician David Amram on his 83rd birthday, are part of their popular and critically-acclaimed "The Amigos Band Presents" series at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. The concerts will highlight Amram's joyous improvisational and multi-instrumental capabilities on a variety of musical textures from around the globe. David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, and written classic scores for prestigious Broadway productions, films, operas, and documentaries. A pioneer of jazz French horn, he is also a virtuoso on piano, numerous flutes and whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric instruments from 25 countries, as well as an inventive, funny improvisational lyricist. Named the New York Philharmonic's first composer-in-residence in 1966 by Leonard Bernstein, Amram has also worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Langston Hughes, Dustin Hoffman, Willie Nelson, Thelonious Monk, Odetta, Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Depp, and Tito Puente. There is a $30 cover.

DC: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

D.C.: THE AFRO BOP ALLIANCE AT BLUES ALLEY

Latin Grammy Winning Afro Bop Alliance will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141)on Monday, November 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Afro Bop Alliance is an exciting Latin Jazz septet from Annapolis Maryland, which performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. These talented musicians always thrill audiences with their infectious polyrhythmic grooves, harmonic colorings, and improvisational flights. The band's influences come from the musical styles of the many different cultures which come together under the umbrella of "Latin" or "Latin Jazz." Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: EARL OKIN AT CRAZY COQS

The legendary Earl Okin will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, November 25th at 8:00 pm. Okin is one of the finest Jazz and Bossa Nova singer/musicians around, just as popular in Brazil and Australia (not to mention all over mainland Europe), as in the UK. His career has involved him performing at every major venue in London from The Royal Albert Hall to The Palladium, and alongside such jazz giants as Stephane Grappelli to Benny Carter and such cabaret legends as Barbara Cook and Michael Feinstein. He is also one of this country's finest songwriters, so, alongside classic songs by Gershwin, Ellington and Jobim, you may well hear one or two of Okin's own classics! Call for cover/minimum information.


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