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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
DECEMBER 2013
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR DECEMBER 2nd, 2013 THROUGH DECEMBER 8th, 2013


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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 and Judson Memorial Church will be presented at JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH (55 Washington Square South, NYC - RESV: 917-727-3048) on Sunday, December 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.

NYC: NATALIE TORO "JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS" CD RELEASE

Natalie Toro celebrates her "Just in Time for Christmas" CD Release at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sunday, December 8th at 6:00 pm. Natalie Toro moves with equal ease from stage to screen to the recording studio. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she made her stage debut during "Amateur Night" at the legendary Apollo Theater at just five years old. That night truly changed her life. Natalie began studying intense music training at The Manhattan School of Music by joining the Preparatory Division where she studied classical piano and voice every week until she was eighteen - while at the same time reaching for the stars by attending The High School of Music and Art. Her training continued at The Boston Conservatory of Music where she earned a BFA in Musical Theater. It wasn't long after graduating that the professional theatre world took notice of her unique talent. Natalie was the first American to play the role of Eponine in Les Miserables on Broadway, which she played for over three consecutive years. She also received accolades and critical acclaim for her portrayal of Madame Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities, which she originated on Broadway. A special moment during the run for this Puerto Rican woman was receiving an award for her outstanding achievements in the performing arts for Puerto Rican Heritage Month. She also won Sarasota Magazine's "Best Supporting Actress" award when the show played its pre-Broadway run at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Natalie was also featured in the concert version of A Tale of Two Cities that was filmed for PBS. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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.

LOS ANGELES: BROADWAY BRUNCH AT DON'T TELL MAMA

James Lent & James Mooney present The Broadway Brunch at DONT TELL MAMA LA (8279 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-380-7209 ) on Sundays December 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th with seatings at 11:30 am & 1:00 pm. The brunch features LA's Brightest singing Broadway's Best. There is no cover - 2 drink minimum or brunch.

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: STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Exploring Cabaret proudly presents students from the 92Y in 'Straight From The Heart' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, December 8th at 4:00 pm. The show stars Abbe Avisio, Tayo Bello, Monique Brown, Ellen Cohen, Mel Delancy, Samantha Fitzgerald, Sofia Gonzales, and Christine Maxfield. Directed by Norma Jeanne Curley. There is a $20 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED

After an acclaimed run in the Off-Broadway sleeper hit THE VAUDEVILLIANS, its creators return to share the holidays with their fans in JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED. Performances of this comic holiday confection will run Saturday through Tuesday, December 7th through 10th, with performances at 7:00 & 9:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Unwrapped gives audiences a look at the holiday season through the jaded, sassy, somewhat boozy eyes of two bitter queens. Featuring original songs, covers and comedy from these celebrated performers, UNWRAPPED has a little something for everyone at the most wonderful time of the year. Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen. He is a writer, composer, and performer.from Seattle, WA who graduated with a B.F.A. in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts. He has contributed original music to venues throughout Washington, from the Intiman Theater to Hump, Seattle's premier amatuer adult film festival. He recently composed music for and starred in Washington Ensemble Theater's original musical The Callers, and performs regularly in DeLouRue Presents Homo For the Holidays and Freedom Fantasia. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. For tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com

NYC: ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ MAKES CABARET DEBUT AT THE MET

Elizabeth Schwartz makes her cabaret debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 8th at 4:00 pm and Saturday, December 14th at 4:00 pm. For her cabaret debut, Elizabeth Schwartz brings the music that inspires her to the stage of the Metropolitan Room. From the standards of the 30s and 40s, to musical theater classics, to the pop hits of today, this show has something for everyone. Directed by Lina Koutrakos. Arrangements and musical direction by Rick Jensen. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CHARLES GRODIN & JOHN GABRIEL AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Charles Grodin and John Gabriel team up for an evening of story and song at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 pm. Charles Grodin is most known for his roles in the movies, The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, and the children's classic Beethoven movies. He has had seven books published and is a best selling author. For the last sixteen years he has been a commentator for CNBC, MSNBC and 60 Minutes II, and is currently a commentator for CBS News Radio heard all across America every day. John Gabriel is a multi-talented actor-singer and enjoys a career that spans a variety of media and genre. John is truly as gifted a singer as he is an actor. He is blessed with movie star good looks as well as a charming sense of humor. He made his feature film debut in "The Young Lions" starring Marlon Brando followed by a featured role in "The Hunters" with Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner. John was the original professor in "Gilligan's Island." He played Pedro the Mexican bandito in Howard Hawk's "El Dorado" starring John Wayne for which he also wrote the title song with Nelson Riddle. Then, bi-coastal John played the lead on Broadway in "The Happy Time" and "Applause." While in New York cabarets he landed his first soap opera, "Love of Life" (Linc Morrison). To date, John has appeared in 16 feature films, and 54 television programs. One of his best friends is renowned songwriter Ervin Drake (I Believe, It Was A Very Good Year, Good Morning Heartache). John teamed with Drake on a recently released CD "From John With Love" on Harbinger Records. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JEREMY ABRAM: LOVE BLACTUALLY

Jeremy Abram returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 8th at 9:30 pm in an all new show, 'Love Blactually'. He was last seen in the world premiere, one man show, 'Louis Armstrong: Jazz Ambassador', Off Broadway. Musically directed by Tracy Stark, 'Love Blactually' will feature music inspired by the loves and lovers personally experienced by Mr. Abram. Backed with powerhouse musicians: Tracy Stark (piano), Joe Cogen (percussion) and Andrew Nielson (cello), & special guest, Alex Hayes of The Uptown Party Down, the show features the music of Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Carole King, and many more. Mr. Abram also returns to his roots of New Orleans with a Louis Armstrong medley, arranged by Carsten Rubeling. This will be an evening filled with passionate performances and poignant anecdotes not to be missed. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TRUE LOVE AIN'T TOO HARD TO SEE

Emma DeCorsey sings Neil Young & Crazy Horse's ZUMA (1975), with musicians Dave Van Epp & Daniel Stampfel at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 pm. An alt-cabaret work channeling multiple stories, voices, women, men, love, violence, the ecstasy of desperation, the primal necessity and human failure of communication, and the wisdom of experience. This innovative piece replaces the traditional cabaret piano setup with guitars, and celebrates the 70's rock album as a universal narrative. No cover just 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: HOLIDAY MAGIC STARRING N'KENGE

Motown's pop-opera chic, the electrifying N'kenge takes to STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Sunday, December 8th at 8:30 pm and Monday, December 9th at 9:00 pm for Holiday Magic, an encore presentation of last years sold out Holiday Concert Event. Special Guests, and surprises have been added this year, to give the audience a brand new show. Guest Stars include Charl Brown, Jamal Story, Saycon Sengbloh, Ilana Sedaka and Music Direction by Benet Braun. N'kenge is currently appearing on Broadway as Mary Wells in Motown: The Musical. she made her Broadway debut in "Sondheim on Sondheim" and her West End debut in "The Genius of Ray Charles" along with her New York City Opera debut in "The Mother of Us All". N'Kenge had the great honor to give a solo performance at the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball hosted by President Obama. In addition, N'Kenge was seen singing "God Bless America" for the LA Dodgers Opening Game. Both events were televised through the US and Canada. N'Kenge, born and raised in the Bronx and later moved to Brooklyn as a teenager, was always a child of music. At the tender age of three, her mother enrolled her daughter for dance and piano classes as a means of channeling her daughter's unusual energy. This decision paid off with recitals and a piano scholarship by age six. However, when N'Kenge discovered that she possessed a singing voice this startlingly mature youngster began devoting herself to its full time development. N'Kenge continued her studies at the H.S. School of Performing Arts, Manhattan School of Music and The Julliard School winning kudos for her voice and beauty when she won the title as Miss Manhattan in the Miss America Pageant. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. To order tickets by call 917-304-4780 or go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/469687

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON - ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT IS HOME

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas, which returns to ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sunday, December 8th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home". Guest host and pianist is Rick Jensen. Co-Host will be Lisa Yaeger. The Salon Spotlight will feature TIMELESS: Donna Elliott, Bob Diamond & Marcia Roney. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

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 TBA. 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: IT'S TODAY... 54 SINGS MAME

54 Sings, a new series at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), celebrates some of NYC's favorite musicals. On Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, the series present 'MAME! Re-live the hit songs from these groundbreaking shows, performed by some of the best in the biz-sometimes by the very voices for whom they were written! Starring: Leslie Uggams with Klea Blackhurst, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Donna Lynne Champlin, Dee Hoty, Eric Michael Gillett, Beth Leavel, Annie Golden, Pamela Myers, Lee Roy Reams. There is a $60 cover (7:00 pm) and $50 cover (9:30 pm) plus a $25 food/drink minimum. 3 Show subscriptions (Mame, Smokey Joe's Cafe & Side Show) costs $120 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HIT LIST STARRING JEREMY JORDAN, KRYSTA RODRIGUEZ AND ANDY MIENTUS

Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Carrie Manolakos and more will star in HIT LIST at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, December 8th at 11:30 pm. The second season of NBC's Smash featured a fictional new Broadway musical called HIT LIST, written by characters played by Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last 5 Years) and Andy Mientus (Carrie, Spring Awakening), and starring Krysta Rodriguez (First Date,The Addams Family). The fictional musical opened at Manhattan Theatre Workshop and then transferred to Broadway, opening at the Barrymore Theatre and winning seven Tony Awards. HIT LIST the musical will receive its actual world premiere performance at 54 Below. HIT LIST, a modern fable about identity and the price of fame, tells the tragic love story of a wannabe pop singer who transforms herself to become a star and the hidden songwriter she uses to get there - but at what cost? HIT LIST will be presented by Julia Brownell, Joshua Safran and Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Benjamin Rauhala is musical director. The concerts will feature a full band. The score of HIT LIST was written by Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis, Andrew McMahon, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, and Lucie Silvas. The shows will include some additional songs from these composers that were intended for HIT LIST but never made it to air, and also special appearances by several of HIT LIST's composers and additional performers to be announced at a later date. There is a $75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ

'Le Jazz Hot: How The French Saved Jazz', created by Peter and Will Anderson, will be presented at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesdays through Sundays, December 3rd through 29th (showtimes vary- see website). Peter and Will Anderson, with their sensational jazz quintet, whisk audiences to the streets of Paris and the French countryside with rollicking swing and gypsy jazz. Had France not supported musicians like Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, and Josephine Baker, America's great art form may not have survived! Tickets are $25.

NYC: WINTER RHYTHMS 2013: JULIE REYBURN AND MARQUEE FIVE

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/ director/ lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 at URBAN STAGES (259 West 30th Street, NYC - 212-421-1380). On Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 pm they will present Julie Reyburn and Marquee Five. Award-winning cabaret artist Reyburn brings back her very first show, Fate Is Kind, on a double-bill with the celebrated vocal harmony group performing a "best of" set including holiday standards. Tickets are $30.

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: "LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER" AT THE YORK

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), presents acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland in the Off-Broadway premiere of the tour-de-force musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter at THE YORK THEATRE at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-5820 ext. 25). Performances are set to begin Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2014. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays - see website for showtimes. Opening Night is set for Thursday, December 12th at 7:30 pm. Music direction will be by Christopher McGovern, and the onstage band will feature Danny Weller on bass and Alex Wyatt on drums. Love, Linda has book by Ms. Holland with Gary William Friedman, music & lyrics by Cole Porter, and arrangements & additional music by Mr. Friedman. Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby, Jr. is the Director. Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter is a one-woman, tour de force musical and theatrical journey, starring acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland. Love, Linda explores the life of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who, at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties, married and was a driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter. Though Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life. With swinging, jazz-inflected arrangements by award-winning composer Gary William Friedman, Cole Porter's timeless music and lyrics weave through the compelling narrative written by Holland and Friedman, celebrating the deep love that Linda and Cole shared, while examining the darker sides of their life. The score for Love, Linda includes such beloved Porter songs as "Night and Day", "I Love Paris," "In the Still of the Night" and "Love for Sale." Tickets are $67.50.

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 are 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: 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: DAVID SANBORN AT THE BLUE NOTE

Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all time, David Sanborn will be performing at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, November 3rd through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined on stage by Ricky Peterson, keys; Richard Patterson, bass; Gene Lake, drums; and Nicky Moroch, guitar. Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians. A naturally gifted performer whose body of work spans rock 'n' roll, R&B, pop, and jazz, he has helped define the saxophone's modern sound while influencing a generation. Born in 1945 in Tampa, Florida, Sanborn contracted polio when he was only three years old. As a part of his rehabilitation therapy, he was introduced to the saxophone - an introduction with consequences beyond the imagination of his parents, doctors, or anyone else. Sanborn studied music for a year at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Iowa. By 20, he was married and the proud father of a son named Jonathan, to whom each of Sanborn's records have been dedicated. The early years of his career saw him take the stage at Woodstock with the Butterfield Blues Band and tour with legends like Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie. In 1975, Sanborn released his first solo album, Taking Off. While he continued working with other performers like Paul Simon and James Taylor in the coming years, he also began flexing his considerable muscles as a solo artist, eventually scoring massive popular hits with Hideaway (1980), the Grammy-winning Voyeur (1981), and Backstreet (1983), the last of which proved to be a major hit in the world of contemporary jazz. He won his second of six career Grammy Awards in 1986 for Double Vision (with Bob James), and in the late '80s he hosted the classic television program Night Music. There is a $30-$50 cover.

NYC: THE ANAT COHEN QUARTET

The Anat Cohen Quartet, with Anat Cohen, clarinet, soprano saxophone; Jason Lindner, Piano; Joe Martin, Bass; and Daniel Freedman, Drums, will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Friday through Sunday, December 6th through 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Israeli-born clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen presents an expressive virtuosity and contagious joy whenever she steps on the stage. Winner of the 2013 DownBeat Readers Poll for Clarinet, Cohen recently released her sixth album, Claroscuro, which experiments with a variety of sounds, including classic swing, samba, and the Creole sounds of New Orleans. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover (depending on day).

D.C.: LATIN JAZZ LEGEND ARTURO SANDOVAL AT BLUES ALLEY

Latin Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, December 5th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Los Angeles home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba in 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Call for cover/minimum information.


N.Y.STATE: FORT SALEM THEATER PRESENTS THE SINGING ANCHORS' ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW

Fort Salem Theater presents The Singing Anchors' Annual Holiday Show on Sunday, December 8th at 2:00 pm at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200). Holiday features solos, duets, and several trio numbers by the Anchors: Jerry Gretzinger, Jessica Layton, and Benita Zahn. Benita Zahn, anchor and health reporter for NewsChannel 13, performed in the first season of Fort Salem's cabaret in the summer of 2007, and has graced one or both of the Fort's stages every season since. In the fall of 2009, she brought along Channel 13 colleague, Jessica Layton, and their Channel 6 friend, Jerry Gretzinger. Their Fort Salem Theater presents The Singing Anchors has not only consistently filled the cabaret and Mainstage in Salem, but been enjoyed at venues throughout the Capital Region, including the Linda Norris Auditorium in Albany, broadcast on WAMC, a stint headlining at Saratoga's First Night, and their Singing Anchors On Broadway as a fundraiser for Chatham's MacHaydn Theatre this past September and as a part of Schuylerville Community Theater's Concert Series in October. Tickets are $25.

SAN FRANCISCO: SAVANNA JAZZ JAMM AND OPEN MIC

The monthly Savanna Jazz Jamm and Open Mic will be held on Sunday, December 8th from 7:00 to 11:00 pm at SAVANNA JAZZ (2937 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-285-3369). This monthly meeting of musicians and vocalists, hosted by Benn Bacot, is an opportunity for•both to meet, mix, & perform together in an attempt to grow stronger as a musical community. Singers should bring charts in their key and are accompanied by the house trio. Musicians bring you axe and jump in when and wherever. There is a $5 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: MIKE STERN BAND WITH RANDY BRECKER, ANTHONY JACKSON & KEITH CARLOCK

Guitar Player & Bass Player Presents the Mike Stern Band with Randy Brecker, Anthony Jackson & Keith Carlock will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, December 7th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm and Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Born in Boston in January 1953, Stern grew up in Washington, DC, then returned to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music. After college, he got his start as a guitar player with Blood, Sweat & Tears at age 22. Following a brief stint with Billy Cobham's powerhouse fusion band from 1979 to 1980, he moved to New York City, where he was recruited by Miles Davis to play a key role in Miles' celebrated comeback band of 1981 (which also included bassist Marcus Miller, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Mino Cinelu and saxophonist Bill Evans). During his three-year period with Miles, Stern appeared on three recordings with the jazz maestro: Man with the Horn, Star People and the live We Want Miles. He toured with Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth Band from 1983 through 1985 and returned to Miles' lineup for a second tour of duty that lasted close to a year. Read more here. There is a $20-$28 cover depending on day and time.

SAN FRANCISCO: BETTY BUCKLEY: THE VIXENS OF BROADWAY

Betty Buckley brings her show "The Vixens of Broadway" to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063 ) on Thursdays through Sundays, December 5th through 8th and 12th through 15th (showtimes vary). The show highlights some of Broadway's most popular shows celebrating the second female leads. Song selections will include hits from "Chicago," "Evita," "Company," "Oklahoma" and "Into the Woods." Buckley will also perform songs from Jerry Herman's "Dear World" in which she just starred in the London Premiere earlier this year. There is a $50-$80 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


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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MARBLEHEAD, MA: "GERSHWIN, COLE PORTER AND FRIENDS" WITH THE FOLLEN ANGELS

THE FOLLEN ANGELS, International Cabaret and Jazz Recording Artists, return to the MARBLEHEAD LITTLE THEATER (12 School Street, Marblehead, MA - TKTS: 800-418-7771 ) on Saturday, December 7th at 7:30 pm. Their show "Gershwin, Cole Porter and Friends" is a followup to their previous sold-out shows, "Ella and Her Fellas" & "In The Still Of The Night". The Follen Angels will heat up the evening with songs by the coolest and most beloved composers of the American Songbook. Who could ask for Anything More! Songs include: I got Rhythm, Lady Be Good, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Night and Day, What is This Thing Called Love?, Embraceable You, The Man I Love, I Love Paris, and many more. The Follen Angels are Hildy Grossman (vocals), Bob Christopherson (piano), Kenneth W Dantzig (drums), Rick Stone (sax), and Jim Guttmann (bass). Tickets are $28 - $23-$24 if purchased in advance.

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NYC: JAMIE SALZANO: STARDUST AND OTHER SPARKLY THINGS ...

Come and be dazzled (and "bedazzled") by Jamie Salzano on Saturday, December 7th at 4:00 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: 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: CYNTHIA FARRELL, FOR REAL ... 2.0

Cynthia brings her show "For Real ... 2.0" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, December 7th at 9:30 pm. (The show will return on Friday, January 4th at 9:30 pm). The show is musically directed by Fran Minarik and directed and co-written by James Horvath. Cynthia has been a recording artist and musical theater singer since the age of seven after being chosen for the final call back for the starring role in the movie Annie. She has lived in Manhattan since receiving her BFA at NYU and has made a career out of performing off-broadway and in Europe and Mexico City with such notables as Hal Prince's Director's Co., and James Hammerstein III. Cynthia has gone back and forth from theater to the music business to work with artists such as Stevie Nicks and the record producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan). She has built a strong career in commercial voiceovers in English and Spanish and is well known for her role of "Catalina", the Puerto Rican gangster in Grand Theft Auto 3 and San Andreas, for any gamers out there! Cynthia debuted her show "Cynthia Farrell, For Real" at the legendary Don't Tell Mama in July 2013. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: QUEENS OF THE NIGHT: 4 OPERA GAYS (ER, GUYS) DO BROADWAY

Following a successful run of Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera, choristers David J. Baldwin, Michael Bragg, Sean Clark, and Max Wier get a little less serious with a gay little romp through some of your musical theater and pop favorites in their show 'Queens of the Night: 4 Opera Gays (er, Guys) Do Broadway' at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, December 7th at 4:00 pm. From Beyonce to Linda Eder to Julie Andrews, they'll have a new take on old classics. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: 50 SHADES OF KIM STARRING KIM SUTTON

Kim Sutton makes her solo cabaret debut in 50 SHADES OF KIM at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 pm. Kim will sing about love in all its colors & hues ... from the platonic to the sensuous, the traditional to the forbidden. Kim will share her unique and outspoken views of life & love with songs that range from Ethel Waters to Stevie Wonder, Stephen Sondheim to Ralph Rainger. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: HEAR MY SONG: CHEEYANG SINGS JRB

A cabaret debut by Cheeyang Ng will take place on Saturday, December 7th at 9:30 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). Cheeyang Ng will be performing a selection of songs by Jason Robert Brown. Featuring 7 seniors from Berklee College of Music including Bridgette Graham, Hannah Hershman, Justin Reeves and a 4-piece rhythm section from Singapore. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED

After an acclaimed run in the Off-Broadway sleeper hit THE VAUDEVILLIANS, its creators return to share the holidays with their fans in JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES: UNWRAPPED. Performances of this comic holiday confection will run Saturday through Tuesday, December 7th through 10th, with performances at 7:00 & 9:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Unwrapped gives audiences a look at the holiday season through the jaded, sassy, somewhat boozy eyes of two bitter queens. Featuring original songs, covers and comedy from these celebrated performers, UNWRAPPED has a little something for everyone at the most wonderful time of the year. Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen. He is a writer, composer, and performer.from Seattle, WA who graduated with a B.F.A. in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts. He has contributed original music to venues throughout Washington, from the Intiman Theater to Hump, Seattle's premier amatuer adult film festival. He recently composed music for and starred in Washington Ensemble Theater's original musical The Callers, and performs regularly in DeLouRue Presents Homo For the Holidays and Freedom Fantasia. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. For tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: WINTER RHYTHMS 2013: SINATRA AT THE MOVIES

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/ director/ lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 at URBAN STAGES (259 West 30th Street, NYC - 212-421-1380). On Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 pm they will present Sinatra at the Movies. Celebrated singers including Carole J. Bufford and Marissa Mulder pay tribute to the Chairman of the Board's illustrious film career. Musical directed by Bill Zeffiro, who hosts with TV personality Bill Boggs. Tickets are $30.

NYC: SIERRA BOGGESS AT 54 BELOW

Sierra Boggess will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, December 2nd and Wednesday & Thursday, December 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm. On Friday & Saturday, December 6th & 7th, showtime is 8:00 pm. Broadway knows her as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera and as aspiring opera star Sharon Graham in Master Class. London knows her for her Olivier Award-nominated performance in Love Never Dies. Now, 54 Below audiences will see a brand new side of this Drama Desk-nominated actress when she makes her official cabaret debut! One of Broadways most promising new talents, expect a range of tunes from songwriters both new and old, and vocals that stretch from the sublime to the divine. There is a $45-$55 cover for the 7:00 pm shows - $50-$60 for the 8:00 pm shows. There is a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ

'Le Jazz Hot: How The French Saved Jazz', created by Peter and Will Anderson, will be presented at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesdays through Sundays, December 3rd through 29th (showtimes vary- see website). Peter and Will Anderson, with their sensational jazz quintet, whisk audiences to the streets of Paris and the French countryside with rollicking swing and gypsy jazz. Had France not supported musicians like Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, and Josephine Baker, America's great art form may not have survived! Tickets are $25.

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: "LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER" AT THE YORK

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), presents acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland in the Off-Broadway premiere of the tour-de-force musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter at THE YORK THEATRE at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-5820 ext. 25). Performances are set to begin Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2014. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays - see website for showtimes. Opening Night is set for Thursday, December 12th at 7:30 pm. Music direction will be by Christopher McGovern, and the onstage band will feature Danny Weller on bass and Alex Wyatt on drums. Love, Linda has book by Ms. Holland with Gary William Friedman, music & lyrics by Cole Porter, and arrangements & additional music by Mr. Friedman. Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby, Jr. is the Director. Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter is a one-woman, tour de force musical and theatrical journey, starring acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland. Love, Linda explores the life of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who, at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties, married and was a driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter. Though Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life. With swinging, jazz-inflected arrangements by award-winning composer Gary William Friedman, Cole Porter's timeless music and lyrics weave through the compelling narrative written by Holland and Friedman, celebrating the deep love that Linda and Cole shared, while examining the darker sides of their life. The score for Love, Linda includes such beloved Porter songs as "Night and Day", "I Love Paris," "In the Still of the Night" and "Love for Sale." Tickets are $67.50.

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 are 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: BARBARA CARROLL SATURDAYS AT BIRDLAND

NYC Cabaret/Jazz icon Barbara Carroll performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturday, December 7th 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: STACEY KENT AT BIRDLAND ON WORLD TOUR FOR BRAZILIAN-FLAVORED CD

Stacy Kent performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, December 3rd through 7th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm in promotion of her new CD 'The Changing Lights'. It is hard to categorize Stacey Kent. An American who speaks fluent French as well as Portuguese, Italian and German, she is able to transcend genre and national boundaries with an ease that few other artists can. Having recently recorded a live album in Rio De Janeiro with Marcos Valle (in celebration of his 50th year in music), Stacey's musical journey has brought her ever closer to Brazilian music. With The Changing Lights, Kent re-imagines her truly personal sound and style through the prism of Brazilian music. Signed to Blue Note/EMI France - now known as Parlophone Label Group France - in 2007, Stacey Kent's EMI albums have sold more than half a million copies worldwide, including the Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling, 'Breakfast on the Morning Tram', 'Raconte-Moi' and 'Dreamer in Concert.' The release of this new album is supported by a worldwide tour that included such prestigious venues as Ronnie Scott's Club in London, L'Olympia in Paris and now, theBirdland Jazz Club in New York City. The American singer's new album includes both original compositions and classic songs from the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Tom Jobim, Dori Caymmi, Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal, who performs on two of the album's tracks, including his own, "O Barquinho." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DAVID SANBORN AT THE BLUE NOTE

Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all time, David Sanborn will be performing at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, November 3rd through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined on stage by Ricky Peterson, keys; Richard Patterson, bass; Gene Lake, drums; and Nicky Moroch, guitar. Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians. A naturally gifted performer whose body of work spans rock 'n' roll, R&B, pop, and jazz, he has helped define the saxophone's modern sound while influencing a generation. Born in 1945 in Tampa, Florida, Sanborn contracted polio when he was only three years old. As a part of his rehabilitation therapy, he was introduced to the saxophone - an introduction with consequences beyond the imagination of his parents, doctors, or anyone else. Sanborn studied music for a year at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Iowa. By 20, he was married and the proud father of a son named Jonathan, to whom each of Sanborn's records have been dedicated. The early years of his career saw him take the stage at Woodstock with the Butterfield Blues Band and tour with legends like Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie. In 1975, Sanborn released his first solo album, Taking Off. While he continued working with other performers like Paul Simon and James Taylor in the coming years, he also began flexing his considerable muscles as a solo artist, eventually scoring massive popular hits with Hideaway (1980), the Grammy-winning Voyeur (1981), and Backstreet (1983), the last of which proved to be a major hit in the world of contemporary jazz. He won his second of six career Grammy Awards in 1986 for Double Vision (with Bob James), and in the late '80s he hosted the classic television program Night Music. There is a $30-$50 cover.

NYC: THE ANAT COHEN QUARTET

The Anat Cohen Quartet, with Anat Cohen, clarinet, soprano saxophone; Jason Lindner, Piano; Joe Martin, Bass; and Daniel Freedman, Drums, will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Friday through Sunday, December 6th through 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Israeli-born clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen presents an expressive virtuosity and contagious joy whenever she steps on the stage. Winner of the 2013 DownBeat Readers Poll for Clarinet, Cohen recently released her sixth album, Claroscuro, which experiments with a variety of sounds, including classic swing, samba, and the Creole sounds of New Orleans. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover (depending on day).

MASS: "TINSEL & TUNES" A CROONER CHRISTMAS

JM Productions and The Common Market Restaurant of Quincy, MA present "Tinsel & Tunes" A Crooner Christmas, starring Dale LePage and Christine Rap at THE COMMON MARKET RESTAURANT (110 Willard Street, Quincy, MA - 617-773-9532) on Saturday, December 7th with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Dale LePage nominated entertainer of the year in Boston at the Esplanade Awards, has performed in Nightclubs and Cabarets from Maine to Florida. Dale is not only a first-rate vocalist with a sound that is both silky smooth and engagingly swinging, when he takes hold of a power ballad (hold on to your seat) he is an artist who truly appreciates the material. Christine Rap is an American Pop singer-songwriter- performer. When she is not singing with Dale LePage and the Manhattans, she has opened for successful acts such as Maroon 5, Sarah Bareilles and Natasha Beddingfield. She has a wide range of influences that include pop, rock, soul and jazz. Joining Dale and Christine is Joey D'Angelo Nominated for the legend award at the Pulse music awards, teaches Jazz Guitar at Clark University and is a Consultant for The Worcester Public Schools Fine Arts Magnet Program. He's a composer and a published author and has been a fixture in the central Massachusetts music scene for decades. All Seats are $20.00 in advance & $30.00 at the door.

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: MARK MCLEAN AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Mark Mclean will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, December 6th & 7th at 9:00 pm. Mark started his career in Toronto as a jazz drummer. He moved to New York City in 2000 and since then has earned a far-reaching reputation, both as a versatile, sensitive player and as a visionary bandleader and recording artist. As an in demand side musician, he has contributed to a remarkably diverse assortment of recording projects and live tours, working with a broad array of artists from the worlds of jazz, pop and rock. Such artists include Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Jamie Cullum, Dionne Warwick and most recently pop icon, George Michael. Mark will be playing music from his debut CD Playground and his most recent release, Feel Alright. He will be joined by pianist Robi Botos, Kelly Jefferson (saxophone), Ted Quinlan (guitar), bassist Marc Rogers and several special guests. There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: LATIN JAZZ LEGEND ARTURO SANDOVAL AT BLUES ALLEY

Latin Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, December 5th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Los Angeles home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba in 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: GREGOIRE MARET WITH FEDERICO GONZALEZ PENA AND SEAN RICKMAN

Gregoire Maret will perform at the newly re-opened BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, December 6th & 7th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Maret was born in 1975 in Geneva, Switzerland and began playing the Harmonica at age 17. His childhood was filled with a diverse array of musical influences from his Harlem born, African-American mother and his Swiss father, a local jazz musician. Upon graduating from the prestigious Conservatoire Superieur de Musique de Geneve, Gregoire made the critical decision to move to New York City to pursue Jazz studies at the New School University. Over time Maret honed his craft, becoming one of the most sought after Harmonica players in the world. He has developed his own unique sound and his versatile style enables him to play effortlessly across different musical genres. He is often compared to legends Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder and has been sought out to play with an incredible number of famous musicians including Youssn'Dour, Me' Shell Ndegeocello, Pete Seeger, David Sanborn, George Benson, Cassandra Wilson and more. In 2005, Gregoire toured with the Pat Metheny Group, receiving a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. He also won the Jazz Journalists Association 'Player of the Year Award'. After his Grammy win, Maret embarked on a two-year tour with the world-class bassist Marcus Miller and subsequently joined Herbie Hancock's band.

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 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: A WWII CHRISTMAS WITH ANDREA MARCOVICCI

Andrea Marcovicci will bring her show 'A VVII Christmas" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday & Friday, December 6th & 7th at 9:00 pm. A World War II Christmas, (an adaptation of I'll Be Seeing You... The Love Songs of WWII) originally created to celebrate Andrea's return home for the holidays, (after twenty-five years on the east coast!), wraps her most requested show in a special holiday glow.•You'll hear WWII classics like We'll Meet Again, I'll Be Seeing You, Sentimental Journey, and seasonal favorites such as I'll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas, and Baby, it's Cold Outside. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: BETTY BUCKLEY: THE VIXENS OF BROADWAY

Betty Buckley brings her show "The Vixens of Broadway" to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063 ) on Thursdays through Sundays, December 5th through 8th and 12th through 15th (showtimes vary). The show highlights some of Broadway's most popular shows celebrating the second female leads. Song selections will include hits from "Chicago," "Evita," "Company," "Oklahoma" and "Into the Woods." Buckley will also perform songs from Jerry Herman's "Dear World" in which she just starred in the London Premiere earlier this year. There is a $50-$80 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: MIKE STERN BAND WITH RANDY BRECKER, ANTHONY JACKSON & KEITH CARLOCK

Guitar Player & Bass Player Presents the Mike Stern Band with Randy Brecker, Anthony Jackson & Keith Carlock will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, December 7th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm and Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Born in Boston in January 1953, Stern grew up in Washington, DC, then returned to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music. After college, he got his start as a guitar player with Blood, Sweat & Tears at age 22. Following a brief stint with Billy Cobham's powerhouse fusion band from 1979 to 1980, he moved to New York City, where he was recruited by Miles Davis to play a key role in Miles' celebrated comeback band of 1981 (which also included bassist Marcus Miller, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Mino Cinelu and saxophonist Bill Evans). During his three-year period with Miles, Stern appeared on three recordings with the jazz maestro: Man with the Horn, Star People and the live We Want Miles. He toured with Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth Band from 1983 through 1985 and returned to Miles' lineup for a second tour of duty that lasted close to a year. Read more here. There is a $20-$28 cover depending on day and time.

LONDON: LORNA LUFT AT CRAZY COQS

Lorna Luft returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, December 3rd through 7th at 8:00 pm with a new show, BACK IN BUSINESS. Lorna will take you on her journey through the great American song book, from Irving Berlin to Harold Arlen and many of the legendary composers and lyricists who have influenced her throughout her life. Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft's acclaimed career has encompassed virtually every arena of entertainment. Lorna began her career at the age of eleven on her mother's TV show and has flourished ever since. A celebrated live performer, stage, film and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy nominated producer, she continues to triumph in every medium, with critics labelling her one of the most vibrant, versatile and exciting artists on the stage today. From her early work with her mother to spectacular concert performances, acclaim on Broadway and on television, Lorna proves again and again that she is a stellar entertainer and humanitarian, proudly carrying the torch of her family's legendary show business legacy. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: JENNYLIND PARRIS IN A TRIBUTE TO CAROL BURNETT

Jennylind Parris' New York City acclaimed solo debut 'A Woman of Character: A Tribute To The Incomparable Carol Burnett' has been extended with additional dates: Friday, December 6th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 21st at 4:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). "A Woman of Character" will take audiences on a tour of Carol Burnett's illustrious career from "Once Upon A Mattress", and "Annie", to eleven years worth of musical numbers crossing all genres on the Carol Burnett Show, as well as variety specials, television appearances, movies, and even from her nightclub acts. The show is directed by multi-award winning director Gretchen Reinhagen and musically directed by multi-award winning musical director Tracy Stark. Proceeds from the December 21st show will go to benefit the Nomi Network (http://www.NomiNetwork.org ), an organization creating jobs for women rescued out of sex trafficking. Jennylind Parris is a versatile singer, and comedic actress having performed across the country in a multitude of musicals. She starred in the award winning Off-Off Broadway production of "Where's Charley?". There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: SHIRLEY RITENOUR CONQUERS VALHALLA FOR CANCER

Shirley Ritenour will appear on Friday, December 6th at 8:00 pm at WEILL RECITAL HALL at CARNEGIE HALL (154 West 57th Street, NYC - CarnegieCharge 1-212-247-7800). Her show, 'Shirley Ritenour - Conquers Valhalla for Cancer!' will benefit Gilda's Club, NYC and Stony Brook Cancer Research. Dramatic soprano Shirley Ritenour possesses a clarion operatic voice, capable of scaling the heights of Turandot's wrath and Brunnhilde's joy. She also proves equally adept at joining a rhythm section for selections from the Great American Songbook. Joining her on stage for this concert is award-winning guitarist Andrew Schulman, Brian Holman, Piano and Jeffrey Harris, Piano. The journey to Valahalla will include: Wagner, Puccini, Albeniz, Granados, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gershwin, Chan and their friends. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to two of Shirley's favorite charities Gilda's Club NYC and Stony Brook Cancer Research through the Concerned Women of the Grove. Tickets are $40.

PROVIDENCE: JOHN ABERNATHY 50TH BIRTHDAY SHOW

Rhode Island singer John Abernathy returns to the stage in a new cabaret show Live for Life! to celebrate his 50th birthday on Friday, December 6th at 8:00 pm (preceded by a cocktail hour at 7:00 pm) at THE MUSIC MANSION (88 Meeting Street, Providence, RI). Backed by the Tom LaMark trio and directed by Ida Zecco, the show features a variety of music by James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Jule Styne, Jerry Herman, and more. Partial proceeds for this performance will go to benefit AIDS Care Ocean State. In 2005, John Abernathy was featured in the 16th Annual New York Cabaret Convention at Lincoln Center in a tribute to Broadway composer Jerry Herman sharing the stage with legendary performers Lee Roy Reams, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye, and Mr. Herman himself. That same year, he also received a nomination for Best Male Cabaret Performer from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) for his show A Cock-Eyed Optimist in Boston. AIDS Care Ocean State is dedicated to providing quality housing, case management, medical and nursing care, and prevention to adults, families, adolescents and children who are affected by or at risk for HIV infection. AIDS Care Ocean State will act as advocate for individuals and families at risk, while providing those support services needed to ensure and maintain high quality of life for the people we serve. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at www.abernathy.eventbrite.com/ .

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NYC: ALISON NUSBAUM & JACKIE KRISTEL TOGETHER AGAIN

Alison Nusbaum and Jackie Kristel team up at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on December 6th, plus Thursday, December 19th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Their show is called 'Together Again: For The Very Best Time' and features musical direction by Ricky Ritzel. The show is directed by Colette Black. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ZOE LEWIS & THE VAGABONDS

Zoe Lewis & The Vagabonds take over THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) on Friday, December 6th at 7:00 pm to perform Gypsy, jump jive. latin grooves, vaudeville, swing, and world-beat originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! Award winning song-writer, story teller, 1920's crooner, her boundless energy is hard to ignore. This British transplant has worked with The Indigo Girls, Richie Havens, Judy Collins and Nanci Griffiths. Tonight she'll be joined by an amazing array of musicians, ukuleles, trombones, musical saws and cabaret divas! There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/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: CONVERSATIONS WITH MARY - MARY MALANEY

Mary Malaney will perform at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 ) on Friday, December 6th at 6:30 pm as she celebrates her first year in New York city with a collection of duets and trios sung with those she's met on her journey so far. Her fellow singers include those met at school, from childhood, survival jobs, and theater jobs singing a range of songs from Sondheim to Rodgers and Hammerstein to Adam Gwon. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE SCREW YOU REVUE

Lady Winifred (Dewey Chaffee) and her best gal pal Miss Didi Panache (Douglas Edwards) present The Screw You Revue at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 ) on Friday, December 6th at 9:30 pm. The duo will entertain with their unique brand of Vegas inspired, over-the-top, raunchy, improvised comedy. The duo challenges the threshold of each audience by proving that absolutely no subject is taboo. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THOROUGHLY HOPPED-UP MILLIE

Millie Grams is at it again with her parodying ways on Friday, December 6th at 9:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ). Officially making her cabaret debut with Thoroughly Hopped Up Millie, this show is bound to tickle your funny bone! No songwriter is safe with this one ... from Madonna to Cole Porter, Ms. Grams is putting her lyrical skills to use and delivering send-ups that dazzle, humor, and enchant. Millie first popped up on the cabaret scene in Metropolitan Room's very own NY's Next Top Drag Queen, spinning and high-kicking all the way to the finale. Although she didn't take home the tiara, she did win an all-expense-paid sojourn to the Betty Ford Clinic where she honed her talent in their summer stock program. Fresh out of rehab, Millie's abuzz with endless energy, and an urge to dip back into the nightlife! Musical director is Tracy Stark. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: GEORGIA BIBEAU - MY BROADWAY

Georgia Bibeau brings her show 'My Broadway' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) on Friday, December 6th at 11:30 pm, and returns with an additional show on Wednesday, December 18th at 7:00 pm. 25 years ago, Georgia came to New York with a dream and a BIG VOICE, ready to take Broadway by storm. After 13 years, with some mild success in the "provinces" and a lot of disappointment, it was time for a change. So she started acting the role of a legal secretary. But it was never meant to be the role of a lifetime. And now, after 12 long years, it's time to reclaim the dream and set the voice free. Georgia invites you to share in her journey-so-far through the songs that are close to her heart. The songs she grew up with are the songs that helped shape who she is and who she hopes to be as she journeys down a new path to re-discover the Broadway inside. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SIERRA BOGGESS AT 54 BELOW

Sierra Boggess will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, December 6th & 7th. Showtime is 8:00 pm. Broadway knows her as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera and as aspiring opera star Sharon Graham in Master Class. London knows her for her Olivier Award-nominated performance in Love Never Dies. Now, 54 Below audiences will see a brand new side of this Drama Desk-nominated actress when she makes her official cabaret debut! One of Broadways most promising new talents, expect a range of tunes from songwriters both new and old, and vocals that stretch from the sublime to the divine. There is a $45-$55 cover for the 7:00 pm shows - $50-$60 for the 8:00 pm shows. There is a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DANIEL MATE WITH ARIANA DEBOSE, HANNAH ELLESS & MORE

2013 Kleban Award-winning songwriter Daniel Mate and a group of top-notch singing actors will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 ) on Friday, December 6th at 11:00 pm. The show promises to be an evening of eclectic, insightful, and thoroughly contagious theater songs. With astonishing lyrical flair and musical influences ranging from Cole Porter to Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan to Wu-Tang Clan, Mate's acclaimed and genre-hopping songs have been heralded by theater veterans and a new generation of audiences alike. This intimate evening will feature performances by Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange, Shrek the Musical), Heath Calvert (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Nobody Loves You), Ariana DeBose (Motown, Bring It On), Hannah Elless (Godspell, The Other Josh Cohen), Grace McLean (Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812), Jason "SweetTooth" Williams (Bloodsong of Love), and Mate himself. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ

'Le Jazz Hot: How The French Saved Jazz', created by Peter and Will Anderson, will be presented at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesdays through Sundays, December 3rd through 29th (showtimes vary- see website). Peter and Will Anderson, with their sensational jazz quintet, whisk audiences to the streets of Paris and the French countryside with rollicking swing and gypsy jazz. Had France not supported musicians like Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, and Josephine Baker, America's great art form may not have survived! Tickets are $25.

NYC: WINTER RHYTHMS 2013: SARAH RICE AND SEAN HAGERTY

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/ director/ lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 at URBAN STAGES (259 West 30th Street, NYC - 212-421-1380). On Friday, December 6th at 7:00 pm they will present Sarah Rice and Sean Hagerty. A double bill spanning more than a century of music. Act I: experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist Sean Hagerty; Act II: Broadway's Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd) sings songs from the period of Downton Abbey. Tickets are $30.

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: "LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER" AT THE YORK

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), presents acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland in the Off-Broadway premiere of the tour-de-force musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter at THE YORK THEATRE at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-5820 ext. 25). Performances are set to begin Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2014. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays - see website for showtimes. Opening Night is set for Thursday, December 12th at 7:30 pm. Music direction will be by Christopher McGovern, and the onstage band will feature Danny Weller on bass and Alex Wyatt on drums. Love, Linda has book by Ms. Holland with Gary William Friedman, music & lyrics by Cole Porter, and arrangements & additional music by Mr. Friedman. Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby, Jr. is the Director. Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter is a one-woman, tour de force musical and theatrical journey, starring acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland. Love, Linda explores the life of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who, at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties, married and was a driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter. Though Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life. With swinging, jazz-inflected arrangements by award-winning composer Gary William Friedman, Cole Porter's timeless music and lyrics weave through the compelling narrative written by Holland and Friedman, celebrating the deep love that Linda and Cole shared, while examining the darker sides of their life. The score for Love, Linda includes such beloved Porter songs as "Night and Day", "I Love Paris," "In the Still of the Night" and "Love for Sale." Tickets are $67.50.

NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE

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


NYC: STACEY KENT AT BIRDLAND ON WORLD TOUR FOR BRAZILIAN-FLAVORED CD

Stacy Kent performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, December 3rd through 7th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm in promotion of her new CD 'The Changing Lights'. It is hard to categorize Stacey Kent. An American who speaks fluent French as well as Portuguese, Italian and German, she is able to transcend genre and national boundaries with an ease that few other artists can. Having recently recorded a live album in Rio De Janeiro with Marcos Valle (in celebration of his 50th year in music), Stacey's musical journey has brought her ever closer to Brazilian music. With The Changing Lights, Kent re-imagines her truly personal sound and style through the prism of Brazilian music. Signed to Blue Note/EMI France - now known as Parlophone Label Group France - in 2007, Stacey Kent's EMI albums have sold more than half a million copies worldwide, including the Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling, 'Breakfast on the Morning Tram', 'Raconte-Moi' and 'Dreamer in Concert.' The release of this new album is supported by a worldwide tour that included such prestigious venues as Ronnie Scott's Club in London, L'Olympia in Paris and now, theBirdland Jazz Club in New York City. The American singer's new album includes both original compositions and classic songs from the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Tom Jobim, Dori Caymmi, Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal, who performs on two of the album's tracks, including his own, "O Barquinho." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DAVID SANBORN AT THE BLUE NOTE

Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all time, David Sanborn will be performing at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, November 3rd through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined on stage by Ricky Peterson, keys; Richard Patterson, bass; Gene Lake, drums; and Nicky Moroch, guitar. Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians. A naturally gifted performer whose body of work spans rock 'n' roll, R&B, pop, and jazz, he has helped define the saxophone's modern sound while influencing a generation. Born in 1945 in Tampa, Florida, Sanborn contracted polio when he was only three years old. As a part of his rehabilitation therapy, he was introduced to the saxophone - an introduction with consequences beyond the imagination of his parents, doctors, or anyone else. Sanborn studied music for a year at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Iowa. By 20, he was married and the proud father of a son named Jonathan, to whom each of Sanborn's records have been dedicated. The early years of his career saw him take the stage at Woodstock with the Butterfield Blues Band and tour with legends like Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie. In 1975, Sanborn released his first solo album, Taking Off. While he continued working with other performers like Paul Simon and James Taylor in the coming years, he also began flexing his considerable muscles as a solo artist, eventually scoring massive popular hits with Hideaway (1980), the Grammy-winning Voyeur (1981), and Backstreet (1983), the last of which proved to be a major hit in the world of contemporary jazz. He won his second of six career Grammy Awards in 1986 for Double Vision (with Bob James), and in the late '80s he hosted the classic television program Night Music. There is a $30-$50 cover.

NYC: KENNY GARRETT BAND CD RELEASE "PUSHING THE WORLD AWAY"

The Kenny Garrett Band will celebrate the release of a new CD at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 ) on Friday, December 6th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. For his third Mack Avenue Records release, Pushing the World Away, alto/ soprano saxophonist, composer/ bandleader Kenny Garrett literally had to "push away" a steady flow of distractions to get to the inner core of the album, shifting priorities in his schedule and diving deep into the essence of the music. On Pushing the World Away, Garrett continues to mature as a composer. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE ANAT COHEN QUARTET

The Anat Cohen Quartet, with Anat Cohen, clarinet, soprano saxophone; Jason Lindner, Piano; Joe Martin, Bass; and Daniel Freedman, Drums, will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Friday through Sunday, December 6th through 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Israeli-born clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen presents an expressive virtuosity and contagious joy whenever she steps on the stage. Winner of the 2013 DownBeat Readers Poll for Clarinet, Cohen recently released her sixth album, Claroscuro, which experiments with a variety of sounds, including classic swing, samba, and the Creole sounds of New Orleans. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover (depending on day).

TORONTO: MARK MCLEAN AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Mark McLean will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Friday & Saturday, December 6th & 7th at 9:00 pm. Mark started his career in Toronto as a jazz drummer. He moved to New York City in 2000 and since then has earned a far-reaching reputation, both as a versatile, sensitive player and as a visionary bandleader and recording artist. As an in demand side musician, he has contributed to a remarkably diverse assortment of recording projects and live tours, working with a broad array of artists from the worlds of jazz, pop and rock. Such artists include Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Jamie Cullum, Dionne Warwick and most recently pop icon, George Michael. Mark will be playing music from his debut CD Playground and his most recent release, Feel Alright. He will be joined by pianist Robi Botos, Kelly Jefferson (saxophone), Ted Quinlan (guitar), bassist Marc Rogers and several special guests. There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: LATIN JAZZ LEGEND ARTURO SANDOVAL AT BLUES ALLEY

Latin Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, December 5th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Los Angeles home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba in 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: GREGOIRE MARET WITH FEDERICO GONZALEZ PENA AND SEAN RICKMAN

Gregoire Maret will perform at the newly re-opened BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800 - ) on Friday & Saturday, December 6th & 7th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Maret was born in 1975 in Geneva, Switzerland and began playing the Harmonica at age 17. His childhood was filled with a diverse array of musical influences from his Harlem born, African-American mother and his Swiss father, a local jazz musician. Upon graduating from the prestigious Conservatoire Superieur de Musique de Geneve, Gregoire made the critical decision to move to New York City to pursue Jazz studies at the New School University. Over time Maret honed his craft, becoming one of the most sought after Harmonica players in the world. He has developed his own unique sound and his versatile style enables him to play effortlessly across different musical genres. He is often compared to legends Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder and has been sought out to play with an incredible number of famous musicians including Youssn'Dour, Me' Shell Ndegeocello, Pete Seeger, David Sanborn, George Benson, Cassandra Wilson and more. In 2005, Gregoire toured with the Pat Metheny Group, receiving a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. He also won the Jazz Journalists Association 'Player of the Year Award'. After his Grammy win, Maret embarked on a two-year tour with the world-class bassist Marcus Miller and subsequently joined Herbie Hancock's band.

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 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: A WWII CHRISTMAS WITH ANDREA MARCOVICCI

Andrea Marcovicci will bring her show 'A VVII Christmas" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday & Friday, December 6th & 7th at 9:00 pm. A World War II Christmas, (an adaptation of I'll Be Seeing You... The Love Songs of WWII) originally created to celebrate Andrea's return home for the holidays, (after twenty-five years on the east coast!), wraps her most requested show in a special holiday glow.•You'll hear WWII classics like We'll Meet Again, I'll Be Seeing You, Sentimental Journey, and seasonal favorites such as I'll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas, and Baby, it's Cold Outside. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: BETTY BUCKLEY: THE VIXENS OF BROADWAY

Betty Buckley brings her show "The Vixens of Broadway" to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063 ) on Thursdays through Sundays, December 5th through 8th and 12th through 15th (showtimes vary). The show highlights some of Broadway's most popular shows celebrating the second female leads. Song selections will include hits from "Chicago," "Evita," "Company," "Oklahoma" and "Into the Woods." Buckley will also perform songs from Jerry Herman's "Dear World" in which she just starred in the London Premiere earlier this year. There is a $50-$80 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH AL STEWART

Scottish singer & folk-rock star Al Stewart will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Friday, December 6th at 8:00 pm with special guest Dave Nachmanoff. Al is known for his hits "Year of the Cat," "On The Border" & "Song On The Radio". Ask Al Stewart to sum up where he is now, musically speaking, and you're likely to wind up two steps behind where you started; this is by no means an unusual circumstance in conversation with Al, keenly aware as he is that making a leap forward often entails taking a step backward. Sometimes it's into the library stacks where the late historian Ms. Tuchman dug for material. Sometimes it's into the record stacks where the late rocker Mr. Cochran made his mark as a teenager singing his "Summertime Blues" so many summertime's ago. There is a $28 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: THE TUBES FEATURING FEE WAYBILL AT YOSHI'S

San Francisco-based rock band The Tubes will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Friday, December 6th at 10:30 pm. The Tubes will go down in the rock history books as one of the most exciting, in-your-face tight-knit group of musicians who epitomised the hilarity of popular American culture by making it into a the ultimate rock'n'roll extravaganza. Their live shows involved mock bondage rituals, simulated sex, 12-foot high rock stars by the name of Quay Lude singing 'White Punks On Dope', exploding televisions, chainsaws and an array of semi-clad dancers. Some say they were about 15 years ahead of Madonna, and light years ahead of the politically correct. There is a $33 cover.


LONDON: LORNA LUFT AT CRAZY COQS

Lorna Luft returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, December 3rd through 7th at 8:00 pm with a new show, BACK IN BUSINESS. Lorna will take you on her journey through the great American song book, from Irving Berlin to Harold Arlen and many of the legendary composers and lyricists who have influenced her throughout her life. Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft's acclaimed career has encompassed virtually every arena of entertainment. Lorna began her career at the age of eleven on her mother's TV show and has flourished ever since. A celebrated live performer, stage, film and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy nominated producer, she continues to triumph in every medium, with critics labelling her one of the most vibrant, versatile and exciting artists on the stage today. From her early work with her mother to spectacular concert performances, acclaim on Broadway and on television, Lorna proves again and again that she is a stellar entertainer and humanitarian, proudly carrying the torch of her family's legendary show business legacy. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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 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.
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LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN 

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

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NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW: CAST OF THE HIT SHOW "DISASTER"
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. This week's featured guests are the cast of The Hit Show "Disaster". Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org )!


NYC: FRINGE HIT 'GAY CAMP' RETURNS TO THE DUPLEX

Following last summer's hit run at the New York International Fringe Festival, the award winning "Best Ensemble" of Christian Mansfield, Philip Mutz, and Ken Urso are back for another summer of GAY CAMP at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, December 5th & Friday, December 20th, both shows at 9:30 pm. 'Confused' campers Josh and Anton are shipped off to Camp Acceptance where they encounter an evil headmaster, electrified fences, disco balls, Michelle Bachmann, and more innuendos than you can shake a dildo at! It's gay. It's camp. It's GAY CAMP! There is a $7 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

"Broadway Sessions" is an evening of musical performances, games, comedy and open mic featuring new Broadway guests each week. The show takes place every Thursday evening at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). It is hosted by Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida, Footloose) and features composer/musical director Will Van Dyke on piano. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY. Open Mic party goes til 12:00 am featuring. There is a $5 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: "CHANUKAH AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH ELLI THE KING OF BROADWAY & FRIENDS"

Elli, The King of Broadway, brings his show Chanukah At The Metropolitan Room With Elli & Friends to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm & Thursday, December 5th at 9:30 pm. The theme is, of course, Chanukah the Festival of Light and Freedom, the FIRST in the new "Jewish Holiday Cabaret" Series! There will be Music, Song, Comedy, Menorah Lighting, Latkes, Sufganiot, Dreidels, Chanukah Gelt & MORE! Featured in the show are the host Elli The King Of Broadway; Russell Fischer, Stuart Marshall, Adam Shapiro, Tommy Vance, The Comedy of Bob Greenberg. With Jim Lahti - Music Director/Piano, Sean Harkness - Guitar, Matthew Polashek - Sax, Joe Abba - Percussion. There is an $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SIERRA BOGGESS AT 54 BELOW

Sierra Boggess will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 pm. On Friday & Saturday, December 6th & 7th, showtime is 8:00 pm. Broadway knows her as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera and as aspiring opera star Sharon Graham in Master Class. London knows her for her Olivier Award-nominated performance in Love Never Dies. Now, 54 Below audiences will see a brand new side of this Drama Desk-nominated actress when she makes her official cabaret debut! One of Broadways most promising new talents, expect a range of tunes from songwriters both new and old, and vocals that stretch from the sublime to the divine. There is a $45-$55 cover for the 7:00 pm shows - $50-$60 for the 8:00 pm shows. There is a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY'S CHIP ZIEN AT 54 BELOW

Broadway favorite Chip Zien will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursdays, December 5th & 11th at 9:30 pm. Zien is much beloved on the Great White Way for creating the roles of the Baker in Into the Woods and Mendel in Falsettos. Now, 54 Below proudly presents his swinging cabaret debut! Expect tunes that trace his brilliant stage career, including special personal favorites from shows that include Grand Hotel, Merrily, Sweeney Todd, The Big Knife and The Dean Martin Show, among many others. Chip and his oversized band will appear for two very special performances only - no more riddles, no more jests! There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT AT 54: FATE, FURY, & MUSICAL THEATRE

Elizabeth Wasser, in her 54 Below debut, stars in Fate, Fury, and Musical Theatre at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, December 5th at 11:30 pm. In a panic, a young actor drives from her house in the suburbs of New York until she can't drive anymore. On the beach at the very tip of Long Island, the Three Fates of ancient mythology, androgynous and fabulous, wash onto the shore like Venus on the foam and lead the young woman on a journey of self discovery and showtunes. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ

'Le Jazz Hot: How The French Saved Jazz', created by Peter and Will Anderson, will be presented at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesdays through Sundays, December 3rd through 29th (showtimes vary- see website). Peter and Will Anderson, with their sensational jazz quintet, whisk audiences to the streets of Paris and the French countryside with rollicking swing and gypsy jazz. Had France not supported musicians like Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, and Josephine Baker, America's great art form may not have survived! Tickets are $25.

NYC: WINTER RHYTHMS 2013: A SALUTE TO SINGER/SONGWRITERS OF THE 1970s

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/ director/ lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 at URBAN STAGES (259 West 30th Street, NYC - 212-421-1380). On thursday, December 5th at 7:00 pm they will present A Salute to Singer/Songwriters of the 1970s. Hosted by Stephen Hanks with Natalie Douglas, Meg Flather, Lauren Fox, Laurie Krauz, Lorinda Lisitza, Barbara Porteus, Ted Stafford. Musical directed by Jon Webber. Tickets are $30.

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: "LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER" AT THE YORK

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), presents acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland in the Off-Broadway premiere of the tour-de-force musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter at THE YORK THEATRE at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-5820 ext. 25). Performances are set to begin Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2014. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays - see website for showtimes. Opening Night is set for Thursday, December 12th at 7:30 pm. Music direction will be by Christopher McGovern, and the onstage band will feature Danny Weller on bass and Alex Wyatt on drums. Love, Linda has book by Ms. Holland with Gary William Friedman, music & lyrics by Cole Porter, and arrangements & additional music by Mr. Friedman. Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby, Jr. is the Director. Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter is a one-woman, tour de force musical and theatrical journey, starring acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland. Love, Linda explores the life of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who, at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties, married and was a driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter. Though Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life. With swinging, jazz-inflected arrangements by award-winning composer Gary William Friedman, Cole Porter's timeless music and lyrics weave through the compelling narrative written by Holland and Friedman, celebrating the deep love that Linda and Cole shared, while examining the darker sides of their life. The score for Love, Linda includes such beloved Porter songs as "Night and Day", "I Love Paris," "In the Still of the Night" and "Love for Sale." Tickets are $67.50.

NYC: STACEY KENT AT BIRDLAND ON WORLD TOUR FOR BRAZILIAN-FLAVORED CD

Stacy Kent performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, December 3rd through 7th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm in promotion of her new CD 'The Changing Lights'. It is hard to categorize Stacey Kent. An American who speaks fluent French as well as Portuguese, Italian and German, she is able to transcend genre and national boundaries with an ease that few other artists can. Having recently recorded a live album in Rio De Janeiro with Marcos Valle (in celebration of his 50th year in music), Stacey's musical journey has brought her ever closer to Brazilian music. With The Changing Lights, Kent re-imagines her truly personal sound and style through the prism of Brazilian music. Signed to Blue Note/EMI France - now known as Parlophone Label Group France - in 2007, Stacey Kent's EMI albums have sold more than half a million copies worldwide, including the Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling, 'Breakfast on the Morning Tram', 'Raconte-Moi' and 'Dreamer in Concert.' The release of this new album is supported by a worldwide tour that included such prestigious venues as Ronnie Scott's Club in London, L'Olympia in Paris and now, theBirdland Jazz Club in New York City. The American singer's new album includes both original compositions and classic songs from the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Tom Jobim, Dori Caymmi, Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal, who performs on two of the album's tracks, including his own, "O Barquinho." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DAVID SANBORN AT THE BLUE NOTE

Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all time, David Sanborn will be performing at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, November 3rd through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined on stage by Ricky Peterson, keys; Richard Patterson, bass; Gene Lake, drums; and Nicky Moroch, guitar. Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians. A naturally gifted performer whose body of work spans rock 'n' roll, R&B, pop, and jazz, he has helped define the saxophone's modern sound while influencing a generation. Born in 1945 in Tampa, Florida, Sanborn contracted polio when he was only three years old. As a part of his rehabilitation therapy, he was introduced to the saxophone - an introduction with consequences beyond the imagination of his parents, doctors, or anyone else. Sanborn studied music for a year at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Iowa. By 20, he was married and the proud father of a son named Jonathan, to whom each of Sanborn's records have been dedicated. The early years of his career saw him take the stage at Woodstock with the Butterfield Blues Band and tour with legends like Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie. In 1975, Sanborn released his first solo album, Taking Off. While he continued working with other performers like Paul Simon and James Taylor in the coming years, he also began flexing his considerable muscles as a solo artist, eventually scoring massive popular hits with Hideaway (1980), the Grammy-winning Voyeur (1981), and Backstreet (1983), the last of which proved to be a major hit in the world of contemporary jazz. He won his second of six career Grammy Awards in 1986 for Double Vision (with Bob James), and in the late '80s he hosted the classic television program Night Music. There is a $30-$50 cover.

NYC: THE VERNON REID TRIO AT THE IRIDIUM

The lead guitarist of Living Colour and a co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition, Vernon Reid, will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday, December 5th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Reid has done a great deal to undermine stereotypical expectations of what music black artists ought to play; his rampant eclecticism encompasses everything from hard rock and punk to funk, R&B and avant-garde jazz, and his anarchic, lightning-fast solos have become something of a hallmark as well. Born in London, Reid and his family emigrated to Brooklyn while he was a child; he began playing guitar at age 15, initially studying jazz and progressing quickly. In 1980, he joined drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, a cutting-edge jazz group with whom he appeared on six albums; over the course of the decade, Reid went on to work with a wide variety of experimental musicians - Defunkt, Bill Frisell, John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, and Public Enemy, among others. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BRIA SKONBERG QUARTET / KATE DAVIS TRIO

Featuring two up-and-coming artists in one night, Bria Skonberg and Kate Davis will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday, December 5th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm to showcase their extensive musical abilities, from their unique vocal stylings to their instrumental chops on trumpet and bass. Hailing from British Columbia, Skonberg has earned acclaim as a singer, trumpeter, songwriter, and bandleader. Her sultry voice, paired with original compositions, is a love letter to the innovation and progression of jazz. The first part of tonight's show features a set by her eponymous quartet,made up of Bria Skonberg, trumpet, vocals; Sean Cronin, bass; Darrian Douglas, drums; and Dalton Ridenhour, piano. Since graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, Kate Davis has released three albums and accumulated fans by the performance. This young bassist, singer, and songwriter has a level of poise and confidence that exceeds her years, yet the contemporary styles infused in her sound make Davis unique. Her trio, made up of Kate Davis, bass, vocals; Gabe Schnider, guitar; Conor Szymanski, drums, will keep the good times going for the second half of the set. There is a $30 cover.

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

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


BOSTON: ELAN TROTMAN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Saxophonist Elan Trotman will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, December 5th a 8:00 pm. Trottman has quickly become one of contemporary jazz' most thrilling and emotive performers, and continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, and recording artist. So much so that he's becoming the go-to sax-man for smooth jazz artists like Peter White, Paul Brown, Keiko Matsui, Brian Simpson, Rick Braun, and a guest spot on the Dave Koz 2012 Cruise to Europe. Trotman's playing, though inspired by Grover Washington, Jr. and Kirk Whalum, among others, displays his own fresh ideas and distinctive tone. He's a 3-time winner of the New England Urban Music Award for Best Jazz Male, 2-time nominee for a Boston Music Award, and winner for Instrumentalist of the Year (Barbados) in 2011. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.


D.C.: LATIN JAZZ LEGEND ARTURO SANDOVAL AT BLUES ALLEY

Latin Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, December 5th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Los Angeles home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba in 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. 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 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.

SAN FRANCISCO: AGA ZARYAN - REMEMBERING NINA & ABBEY

European vocalist Aga Zaryan will present "Remebering Nina & Abbey" at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Thursday, December 5th at 8:00 pm. Zaryan conveys the finest of jazz to today's audiences, continuing the traditions of great divas like Shirley Horn, Carmen McRae and Joni Mitchell. She is known for her distinctive style and intimate approach to singing with a characteristic lightness of phrasing and slightly matte-toned voice. Warm, engaging and very personal, she's the unique interpreter of both contemporary and classic jazz repertoire. There is a $35 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: KRS-ONE AT YOSHI'S

KRS-One will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Thursday, December 5th at 10:30 pm. Every culture produces its own "keeper." Every culture produces its own principles, its own history, its own advocates, and its own prophet pointing the way to a higher quality of life. For the urban-street culture known in the world today as "Hip Hop," KRS-One is all of the above. Appearing on the rap scene in 1986 as Boogie Down Productions releasing his first hit single "South Bronx" with the late DJ Scott La Rock, KRS "the one" made it clear that Hip Hop was going to have to take itself a lot more serious. Open Dance Floor. There is a $25 cover.


LONDON: LORNA LUFT AT CRAZY COQS

Lorna Luft returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, December 3rd through 7th at 8:00 pm with a new show, BACK IN BUSINESS. Lorna will take you on her journey through the great American song book, from Irving Berlin to Harold Arlen and many of the legendary composers and lyricists who have influenced her throughout her life. Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft's acclaimed career has encompassed virtually every arena of entertainment. Lorna began her career at the age of eleven on her mother's TV show and has flourished ever since. A celebrated live performer, stage, film and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy nominated producer, she continues to triumph in every medium, with critics labelling her one of the most vibrant, versatile and exciting artists on the stage today. From her early work with her mother to spectacular concert performances, acclaim on Broadway and on television, Lorna proves again and again that she is a stellar entertainer and humanitarian, proudly carrying the torch of her family's legendary show business legacy. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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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NYC: TANYA MOBERLY IN I LOVE NEW YORK SONGWRITERS
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Tanya Moberly will bring her new show 'I Love New York Songwriters" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) for four performances: Friday, November 1st at 7:00 pm; Saturday, November 2nd at 5:00 pm; Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, December 4th at 9:30 pm. Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins, with Matt Scharfglass on bass and Nicholas Perry on Violin. Tanya song list will include works by Jeff Blumenkrantz, Francesca Blumenthal, Tim Di Pasqua, Richard Eisenberg, Dan Furman, David Hajdu; AC Haley, Ritt Henn, Bobbie Horowitz, Nicholas Levin, Steven Lutvak, Bob McDowell, Mary Liz McNamara, Tanya Moberly, Judith Richman, Jill Sobule, Sharon Spector and Bill Ziffero. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $20 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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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: 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, December 4th are Award-winning International cabaret/jazz star Tony DeSare; The Anderson Twins (About to open their new show at 59E59: Le Jazz Hot!); Deborah Tranelli, TV Star (Dallas), and currently performing in On The Record at Stage 72;Plus vocalists Eric Rudy and Ally Bonino. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DANA LORGE'S VARIETY SHOW

Host Dana Lorge brings the acclaimed Dana Lorge's Variety Show back to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00 pm. Musical Director is Barry Levitt. The show features Dorothy Bishop, variety entertainer/ singer/ comedienne; Gary Willner, ventriloquist/ singer/ songwriter; Rick Crom, Award Winning actor/ singer/ comedian/ composer & lyricist; Janice Hall, international opera singer/cabaret performer; Sarah Rice, American theater actress; and Marienn Meringolo, MAC and Bistro Award winning vocalist. There is a $15-$20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LINA KOUTRAKOS RETURNS WITH TORCH

Lina Koutrakos is bringing back her rave reviewed cabaret show "Torch" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, December 4th at 9:30 pm. "Torch" ran for 8 months at the Metropolitan Room in 2006 and a CD of the shows music was recorded immediately following. After playing exclusively with her Southern Rock band "The Low Country" for the last 6 years Koutrakos will once again lend her rich, soulful voice to an exquisite lineup of blues-drenched torch songs. She is joined by award-winning arranger and musical director Rick Jensen, with whom she came of age in New York City's nightclubs. Though its still Jensen's magnificent arrangement's and Koutrakos's hand-in-glove renditions of these iconic and rarely sung musical gems, this 2013 version of "Torch" is slightly re imagined. What hasn't changed is the intimate and inspired evening that the teaming of these two and what their life and musical experiences can bring to the stage.The show has toured nationally, with performances in Santa Fe, Chicago, Boston and St. Louis and had a stunning response in Paris last year. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SIERRA BOGGESS AT 54 BELOW

Sierra Boggess will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, December 2nd and Wednesday & Thursday, December 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm. On Friday & Saturday, December 6th & 7th, showtime is 8:00 pm. Broadway knows her as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera and as aspiring opera star Sharon Graham in Master Class. London knows her for her Olivier Award-nominated performance in Love Never Dies. Now, 54 Below audiences will see a brand new side of this Drama Desk-nominated actress when she makes her official cabaret debut! One of Broadways most promising new talents, expect a range of tunes from songwriters both new and old, and vocals that stretch from the sublime to the divine. There is a $45-$55 cover for the 7:00 pm shows - $50-$60 for the 8:00 pm shows. There is a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MANDY GONZALEZ - LOVE, ALL WAYS, A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE OF TRIUMPH AND HILARITY

Broadway's Mandy Gonzalez, star of Wicked, In the Heights, Lennon and more, will being her show 'Love, All Ways, A Musical Retrospective of Triumph and Hilarity' to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, December 4th at 9:30 pm. She invites you to join her for an unforgettable evening of great music and hilarity, all revolving around love and its crazy themes and variations. Expect hit tunes like Total Eclipse of the Heart, Breathe (and yes, Defying Gravity!) as well as a catalogue of songs from musical greats like Elvis, Edie, Liza, Lennon, Aretha, Tina and a whole host of others. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HAUS OF MIMOSA'S HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR ON ICE

Aunt Anita & Aunt Gina Marie from the podcast, "Sunday Morning Mimosa" bring their Holiday Spectacular to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, December 4th at 11:30 pm. You have loved their podcast, "Sunday Morning Mimosa". You were bedazzled by their comeback shows. You are obsessed with their weekly brunch performances starring the glamorous one time JCPenney model Anita M. Buffem (Travis Barr) and her 3rd best friend the distraught mother of two, Gina Marie Rittale (Steven Incammicia). Join these two gossiping gals from Queens as they sing their way through your holiday favorites and share their life stories. These showgirls have done it all, from touring New Jersey as chorus girls to being on the run from the Italian League, and settling down as house wives in Astoria. Will Anita connive her way to getting exactly what she wants from her 2nd husband for Chanukah and Christmas? Will the stressed out Gina Marie get her ultimate christmas wish and dodge the IRS, again? Special guests include Tori Scott, Marti Gould Cummings, Emma Craig, The Parodivas, and more! There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drrink or $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: TERESE GENECCO, SHAYNEE RAINBOLT, AND THE LITTLE BIG BAND

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte. The show on Wednesday, December 4th features Terese Genecco, Shaynee Rainbolt, and The Little Big Band. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ

'Le Jazz Hot: How The French Saved Jazz', created by Peter and Will Anderson, will be presented at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesdays through Sundays, December 3rd through 29th (showtimes vary- see website). Peter and Will Anderson, with their sensational jazz quintet, whisk audiences to the streets of Paris and the French countryside with rollicking swing and gypsy jazz. Had France not supported musicians like Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, and Josephine Baker, America's great art form may not have survived! Tickets are $25.

NYC: WINTER RHYTHMS 2013: EXCERPTS FROM NEW MUSICALS BY UP AND COMING SONGWRITERS

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/ director/ lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 at URBAN STAGES (259 West 30th Street, NYC - 212-421-1380). On Wednesday, December 4th, at 7:00 pm they will present 'Noteworthy I - Excerpts from new musicals by up and coming songwriters including Andy Monroe (The Kid). Tickets are $30.

NYC: "LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER" AT THE YORK

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), presents acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland in the Off-Broadway premiere of the tour-de-force musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter at THE YORK THEATRE at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-5820 ext. 25). Performances are set to begin Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2014. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays - see website for showtimes. Opening Night is set for Thursday, December 12th at 7:30 pm. Music direction will be by Christopher McGovern, and the onstage band will feature Danny Weller on bass and Alex Wyatt on drums. Love, Linda has book by Ms. Holland with Gary William Friedman, music & lyrics by Cole Porter, and arrangements & additional music by Mr. Friedman. Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby, Jr. is the Director. Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter is a one-woman, tour de force musical and theatrical journey, starring acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland. Love, Linda explores the life of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who, at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties, married and was a driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter. Though Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life. With swinging, jazz-inflected arrangements by award-winning composer Gary William Friedman, Cole Porter's timeless music and lyrics weave through the compelling narrative written by Holland and Friedman, celebrating the deep love that Linda and Cole shared, while examining the darker sides of their life. The score for Love, Linda includes such beloved Porter songs as "Night and Day", "I Love Paris," "In the Still of the Night" and "Love for Sale." Tickets are $67.50.

NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band aka David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band (also known as the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band) breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Now in its 12th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/ vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more! There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STACEY KENT AT BIRDLAND ON WORLD TOUR FOR BRAZILIAN-FLAVORED CD

Stacy Kent performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, December 3rd through 7th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm in promotion of her new CD 'The Changing Lights'. It is hard to categorize Stacey Kent. An American who speaks fluent French as well as Portuguese, Italian and German, she is able to transcend genre and national boundaries with an ease that few other artists can. Having recently recorded a live album in Rio De Janeiro with Marcos Valle (in celebration of his 50th year in music), Stacey's musical journey has brought her ever closer to Brazilian music. With The Changing Lights, Kent re-imagines her truly personal sound and style through the prism of Brazilian music. Signed to Blue Note/EMI France - now known as Parlophone Label Group France - in 2007, Stacey Kent's EMI albums have sold more than half a million copies worldwide, including the Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling, 'Breakfast on the Morning Tram', 'Raconte-Moi' and 'Dreamer in Concert.' The release of this new album is supported by a worldwide tour that included such prestigious venues as Ronnie Scott's Club in London, L'Olympia in Paris and now, theBirdland Jazz Club in New York City. The American singer's new album includes both original compositions and classic songs from the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Tom Jobim, Dori Caymmi, Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal, who performs on two of the album's tracks, including his own, "O Barquinho." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DAVID SANBORN AT THE BLUE NOTE

Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all time, David Sanborn will be performing at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, November 3rd through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined on stage by Ricky Peterson, keys; Richard Patterson, bass; Gene Lake, drums; and Nicky Moroch, guitar. Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians. A naturally gifted performer whose body of work spans rock 'n' roll, R&B, pop, and jazz, he has helped define the saxophone's modern sound while influencing a generation. Born in 1945 in Tampa, Florida, Sanborn contracted polio when he was only three years old. As a part of his rehabilitation therapy, he was introduced to the saxophone - an introduction with consequences beyond the imagination of his parents, doctors, or anyone else. Sanborn studied music for a year at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Iowa. By 20, he was married and the proud father of a son named Jonathan, to whom each of Sanborn's records have been dedicated. The early years of his career saw him take the stage at Woodstock with the Butterfield Blues Band and tour with legends like Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie. In 1975, Sanborn released his first solo album, Taking Off. While he continued working with other performers like Paul Simon and James Taylor in the coming years, he also began flexing his considerable muscles as a solo artist, eventually scoring massive popular hits with Hideaway (1980), the Grammy-winning Voyeur (1981), and Backstreet (1983), the last of which proved to be a major hit in the world of contemporary jazz. He won his second of six career Grammy Awards in 1986 for Double Vision (with Bob James), and in the late '80s he hosted the classic television program Night Music. There is a $30-$50 cover.

NYC: BILLY MARTIN'S WICKED KNEE

Billy Martin's Wicked Knee - featuring Steven Bernstein, Marcus Rojas & Curtis Fowlkes, will be presented at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, December 4th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. While Billy Martin's own creative journey has had innumerable forks and bends, he is best known to music enthusiasts as one-third of the indescribable Medeski Martin & Wood. About to enter their twentieth year as a performing and recording aggregation, Medeski Martin & Wood are an entirely unique instrumental ensemble, able to apply principles from a staggering range of traditions (from free and modern jazz to classic R&B and well beyond) while remaining eminently relatable, even accessible. Via fifteen albums, tireless touring (performing everywhere from jazz clubs to jamband festivals), and collaborations with the likes of John Scofield and John Zorn, the trio have united audiences from disparate corners of the musical universe who react with equal awe and enthusiasm to the band's infectious grooves and undiminished exploratory zeal. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MICHAEL MWENSO, BRIANNA THOMAS, CHARENEE WADE HOLIDAY SHOW

The Late Night Session curator at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595), vocalist Michael Mwenso, invites fellow vocalists Brianna Thomas and Charenee Wade back to the club on Wednesday, December 4th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. They will be backed by Chris Pattishall, piano, and Jamison Ross, drums. After their phenomenal performance during the Generations in Jazz Festival this past September, the vocal trio is returning for one night only to perform a set of holiday themed music. All three singers bring magnetic personalities and powerhouse vocals, and this show is certain to raise your spirits. 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.

BOSTON: SULTANS OF STRING WITH NEW CD 'SYMPHONY'

2010 JUNO Award nominees and "Canada's ambassadors of musical diversity" Sultans of Strings will celebrate the release of their new CD 'Symphony' at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, December 4th at 8:00 pm. The Sultans thrill their audiences with their global sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Dinner/Show: $62 Show only: $22.


D.C.: ROBERTO POMILLI AND "A TANGO CHRISTMAS"

Roberto Pomilli brings "A Tango Christmas" featuring Raul Jaurena & Marizio Najt to BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, December 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Pomilli is considered one of the best tango double bass players and composers of his generation. His first Tango CD 'concerTango recordando a Piazzolla' sold over 10,000 copies in the first year predominantly in New York. At Blues Alley Roberto Pomili will be presenting his premier CD 'concer Tango recordando a Piazzolla' in honor of the famous Argentinian composer, for your listening pleasure. Raul Jaurena is one of the best bandoneonist in the world. In 2007 he won a LATIN GRAMMY for best Tango Album "Te amo Tango". Maurizio Najt was born in Milan, Italy and raised in Argentina where he graduated at piano and composition at the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica in Buenos Aires. In the mid 90's he played a very important role as a tango pianist and band leader in the emerging New York tango scene. 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 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.

SAN FRANCISCO: THE WEE TRIO AT YOSHI'S

The Wee Trio will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, December 4th at 8:00 pm. The trio burst onto the scene with Capitol Diner Vol. 1, winning huge international acclaim and being picked for the Top Ten CDs of '08 by The San Francisco Chronicle, Boston's Patriot Ledger and All About Jazz. The 'Bi-Coastal' band (with James living in New Orleans) toured extensively, playing across the US at venues and festivals such as The Green Mill, The Ottawa Jazz Festival, Jazz at The Bistro, Le Poisson Rouge, The Fox River Jazz Festival, Snug Harbor and the Jazz Bakery. In 2010 the release of Capitol Diner, Vol. 2: Animal Style, an exciting evolution of the trio' sound, brought a fresh round of excitement and praise from critics and fans alike. Read more here. There is a $21 cover.

LONDON: LORNA LUFT AT CRAZY COQS

Lorna Luft returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, December 3rd through 7th at 8:00 pm with a new show, BACK IN BUSINESS. Lorna will take you on her journey through the great American song book, from Irving Berlin to Harold Arlen and many of the legendary composers and lyricists who have influenced her throughout her life. Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft's acclaimed career has encompassed virtually every arena of entertainment. Lorna began her career at the age of eleven on her mother's TV show and has flourished ever since. A celebrated live performer, stage, film and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy nominated producer, she continues to triumph in every medium, with critics labelling her one of the most vibrant, versatile and exciting artists on the stage today. From her early work with her mother to spectacular concert performances, acclaim on Broadway and on television, Lorna proves again and again that she is a stellar entertainer and humanitarian, proudly carrying the torch of her family's legendary show business legacy. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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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NYC: TANYA MOBERLY IN I LOVE NEW YORK SONGWRITERS
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Tanya Moberly will bring her new show 'I Love New York Songwriters" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) for four performances: Friday, November 1st at 7:00 pm; Saturday, November 2nd at 5:00 pm; Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, December 4th at 9:30 pm. Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins, with Matt Scharfglass on bass and Nicholas Perry on Violin. Tanya song list will include works by Jeff Blumenkrantz, Francesca Blumenthal, Tim Di Pasqua, Richard Eisenberg, Dan Furman, David Hajdu; AC Haley, Ritt Henn, Bobbie Horowitz, Nicholas Levin, Steven Lutvak, Bob McDowell, Mary Liz McNamara, Tanya Moberly, Judith Richman, Jill Sobule, Sharon Spector and Bill Ziffero. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $20 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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.

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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: FORBIDDEN BELTING: A NIGHT OF BELTS, SCRELTS, AND CHEST-DOMINANT MIX

Steinhardt Vocal Performance Class of 2015 presents a night of irreverent belting at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30 pm. For over two years they've been singing the songs of the Gershwins, Porter, Berlin, and been using plenty of head voice and light mechanism. NOW they present Forbidden Belting: A Night of Belts, Screlts, and Chest-Dominant Mix with all the subglottic pressure and contemporary strains you could ask for. There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: MARTHA LORIN AND THE APERTURISTIC TRIO

Martha Lorin and The Aperturistic Trio(James Weidman - piano, Harvie S - bass, Steve Williams - drums) will appear at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm. They will be performing jazz versions of classic songs mixed with several originals by Martha herself. From Cole Porter to Ellington, from Gershwin to Lorin, hear the voice thast has been critically acclaimed for it's rich tone. Martha's special guest is Joel Frank, Jane Monheit's sax player. After the tragic loss of her husband, Capt. Bruce Walker (shot down in Viet Nam and still MIA) Martha moved to Germany with their one year old baby girl for two years. Upon returning to the U.S. she completed her B.A. in American Literature at the University of Maryland, after which she moved to San Francisco to resume her singing career. Martha's first solo album, "The Best Is Yet To Come," was co-produced by Joni Mitchell's producer and sound engineer, Henry Lewy. After its release Martha toured Japan and the Philippines, and then spent a year in Los Angeles where she met and collaborated with pianist/songwriter Frank Collett. Several of those compositions will be included on Martha's 2007 release, "Don't Slam That Door." After living in New York City for some years, Martha now calls Milford, Pennsylvania home. 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: XANDER GREEN IN CONCERT AT THE BEECHMAN

Up-and-Coming musical theatre writer Xander Green is in concert at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm. The concert will feature amazingly talented singers and musicians performing material from Xander's two musicals as well as music from other projects. There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DATING NEW YORK

Big Thunder presents Dating New York at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, December 3rd at 9:30 pm. The holiday season can be tough for singles. Christmas parties, family dinners, the constant questions about if/ who/ why-aren't-you dating someone. 'Dating New York' is a concert cabaret of fresh pop and beautiful contemporary jazz music by new composers about the love (and hate) for dating in NYC, sung by an intoxicating array of NYC's hottest Singles. Now you can join the sexy Single performers, and maybe even meet someone new, here in the City that never sleeps, but that can't sleep with you. There is an $18 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KATIE THOMPSON: CHRISTMAS WITH A "K"

Katie Thompson will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm with her show 'Christmas With a K". KT sets her sights on Christmas, with a night of carols re-written, standards re-imagined, and New York's finest, funniest voices. Having penned three albums and two-and-a-half musicals, this she promises to "put the mayhem back in Bethlehem" at 54 Below. Also with special Joining her are Broadway guest stars Erin Quill (Avenue Q, The Mikado Project) and Joel Waggoner (Southern Comfort). Directed by Adam Jackman (R.R.R.E.D a Secret Musical, Homo The Musical). There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ZINA GOLDRICH & MARCY HEISLER & FRIENDS

Award-winning songwriters Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler ("Taylor the Latte Boy", "Alto's Lament", Ever After) perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, December 3rd at 9:30 pm. The pair will bring their vivacious, eclectic, romantic, and seriously funny songbook to the 54 Below stage. They are joined by David Beach, Emily Skinner, Scott Coulter, Michael Croiter, Mary Ann McSweeney, and some surprise Broadway friends. This one-night only, all-original celebration kicks off the holiday season with old favorites, new debuts, and sneak peeks at upcoming projects. There is a $30-$40 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 December 3rd are TBA. No cover charge, $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WINTER RHYTHMS 2013: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF MARY MARTIN

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), in association with producer/ director/ lyricist Peter Napolitano announces a series of musical evenings at entitled WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 at URBAN STAGES (259 West 30th Street, NYC - 212-421-1380). On opening night, Tuesday December 3rd, at 7:00 pm they will present 'A Centennial Celebration of Mary Martin.' A 100th Birthday tribute to one of the great performers of the American Musical Theatre and the shows she starred in (The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Peter Pan, etc.). Hosted by noted author Stephen Cole with featured artists to be announced. Reception afterwards. Tickets are $50.

NYC: LE JAZZ HOT: HOW THE FRENCH SAVED JAZZ

'Le Jazz Hot: How The French Saved Jazz', created by Peter and Will Anderson, will be presented at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesdays through Sundays, December 3rd through 29th (showtimes vary- see website). Peter and Will Anderson, with their sensational jazz quintet, whisk audiences to the streets of Paris and the French countryside with rollicking swing and gypsy jazz. Had France not supported musicians like Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, and Josephine Baker, America's great art form may not have survived! Tickets are $25.

NYC: "LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER" AT THE YORK

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), presents acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland in the Off-Broadway premiere of the tour-de-force musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter at THE YORK THEATRE at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-5820 ext. 25). Performances are set to begin Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2014. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays - see website for showtimes. Opening Night is set for Thursday, December 12th at 7:30 pm. Music direction will be by Christopher McGovern, and the onstage band will feature Danny Weller on bass and Alex Wyatt on drums. Love, Linda has book by Ms. Holland with Gary William Friedman, music & lyrics by Cole Porter, and arrangements & additional music by Mr. Friedman. Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby, Jr. is the Director. Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter is a one-woman, tour de force musical and theatrical journey, starring acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland. Love, Linda explores the life of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who, at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties, married and was a driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter. Though Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life. With swinging, jazz-inflected arrangements by award-winning composer Gary William Friedman, Cole Porter's timeless music and lyrics weave through the compelling narrative written by Holland and Friedman, celebrating the deep love that Linda and Cole shared, while examining the darker sides of their life. The score for Love, Linda includes such beloved Porter songs as "Night and Day", "I Love Paris," "In the Still of the Night" and "Love for Sale." Tickets are $67.50.

NYC: STACEY KENT AT BIRDLAND ON WORLD TOUR FOR BRAZILIAN-FLAVORED CD

Stacy Kent performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, December 3rd through 7th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm in promotion of her new CD 'The Changing Lights'. It is hard to categorize Stacey Kent. An American who speaks fluent French as well as Portuguese, Italian and German, she is able to transcend genre and national boundaries with an ease that few other artists can. Having recently recorded a live album in Rio De Janeiro with Marcos Valle (in celebration of his 50th year in music), Stacey's musical journey has brought her ever closer to Brazilian music. With The Changing Lights, Kent re-imagines her truly personal sound and style through the prism of Brazilian music. Signed to Blue Note/EMI France - now known as Parlophone Label Group France - in 2007, Stacey Kent's EMI albums have sold more than half a million copies worldwide, including the Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling, 'Breakfast on the Morning Tram', 'Raconte-Moi' and 'Dreamer in Concert.' The release of this new album is supported by a worldwide tour that included such prestigious venues as Ronnie Scott's Club in London, L'Olympia in Paris and now, theBirdland Jazz Club in New York City. The American singer's new album includes both original compositions and classic songs from the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Tom Jobim, Dori Caymmi, Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal, who performs on two of the album's tracks, including his own, "O Barquinho." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DAVID SANBORN AT THE BLUE NOTE

Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all time, David Sanborn will be performing at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, November 3rd through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined on stage by Ricky Peterson, keys; Richard Patterson, bass; Gene Lake, drums; and Nicky Moroch, guitar. Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians. A naturally gifted performer whose body of work spans rock 'n' roll, R&B, pop, and jazz, he has helped define the saxophone's modern sound while influencing a generation. Born in 1945 in Tampa, Florida, Sanborn contracted polio when he was only three years old. As a part of his rehabilitation therapy, he was introduced to the saxophone - an introduction with consequences beyond the imagination of his parents, doctors, or anyone else. Sanborn studied music for a year at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Iowa. By 20, he was married and the proud father of a son named Jonathan, to whom each of Sanborn's records have been dedicated. The early years of his career saw him take the stage at Woodstock with the Butterfield Blues Band and tour with legends like Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie. In 1975, Sanborn released his first solo album, Taking Off. While he continued working with other performers like Paul Simon and James Taylor in the coming years, he also began flexing his considerable muscles as a solo artist, eventually scoring massive popular hits with Hideaway (1980), the Grammy-winning Voyeur (1981), and Backstreet (1983), the last of which proved to be a major hit in the world of contemporary jazz. He won his second of six career Grammy Awards in 1986 for Double Vision (with Bob James), and in the late '80s he hosted the classic television program Night Music. There is a $30-$50 cover.

NYC: MYLES MANCUSO BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

The Myles Mancuso Band will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) for one night only on Tuesday, December 3rd with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. At 17 years old Myles Mancuso is a nationally recognized prodigy who fronts his own band, singing and playing Guitar and Keyboards. Myles has been preforming professionally for audiences since the age of 10. In 2012 he was awarded for his outstanding musicianship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. His band has performed at festivals such as Mountain Jam, The Sarasota Blues Fest and The NY State Blues Fest and Gathering of the Vibes in 2012. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TED ROSENTHAL TRIO HOLIDAY SHOW

The Ted Rosenthal Trio (Ted Rosenthal, piano; Noriko Ueda, bass; and Tim Horner, drums) present their Holiday Show at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, December 3rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Ted Rosenthal, a Long Island native, first gained international acclaim by winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in 1988. Since then, Rosenthal has made 13 recordings as a leader and performed with Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and more. The Ted Rosenthal Trio performance at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola coincides with the release of its new holiday album, Wonderland. The Trio's intricate use of dynamics demands attention from listeners, and its ability to engage audiences with bluesy reinterpretations of standards frames its rebirth of tradition through wonderfully creative lenses. There is a $30 cover.

BOSTON: PETER WHITE'S CHRISTMAS AT SCULLERS

A Peter White Christmas will be celebrated at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Tuesday, December 3rd at 8:00 pm. Peter White leads an all star lineup featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair, performing dazzling arrangements of holiday favorites. As a stellar performer, White has kept smooth jazz fans worldwide enthralled by his spirited melodies, soulful grooves and inviting, instantly recognizable acoustic guitar tone. Always finding unique ways to bring his modern sensibilities to cherished pop classics, his seasonal renditions are sure to captivate. Dinner/Show: $80 Show only: $40.

TORONTO: UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND EVENING

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) will host the annual UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND EVENING on Tuesday, December 3rd - doors open at 6:00 pm. The Unison Benevolent Fund is a charitable organization that provides counselling, emergency relief, and benefit programs for those in the Canadian music community who face personal or professional challenges due to hardship, illness, unemployment or economic difficulties. To date, Unison has raised over $800,000. While many services through Unison are available to the music community, the target to activate the financial support program is $1 million. They are so close, and the need is increasing every day. The holidays are a time to reflect on our good fortunes. They are also a time to lend a helping hand to those who need it. What better a time to reach our goal and give the gift of music then during the holiday season! No designated cover - donate what you can.


D.C.: SWING MACHINE BIG BAND CHRISTMAS

A Swing Machine Big Band Christmas will be presented at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, December 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Swing Machine Big Band is an All Star big band, comprised of many former members of the Air Force Airmen of Note, Army Blues, Navy Commodores, Glenn Miller Orchestra and other professional musicians from the Washington DC area. Swing Machine features exceptional solo talent, and plays a wide variety of traditional swing era songs in addition to many contemporary jazz selections. Formed in 2008 by band leader Geoff Peterson and managed by wife Laura Peterson, Swing Machine Big Band continues to establish local and national recognition for their professional sound. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

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

LONDON: LORNA LUFT AT CRAZY COQS

Lorna Luft returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, December 3rd through 7th at 8:00 pm with a new show, BACK IN BUSINESS. Lorna will take you on her journey through the great American song book, from Irving Berlin to Harold Arlen and many of the legendary composers and lyricists who have influenced her throughout her life. Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft's acclaimed career has encompassed virtually every arena of entertainment. Lorna began her career at the age of eleven on her mother's TV show and has flourished ever since. A celebrated live performer, stage, film and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy nominated producer, she continues to triumph in every medium, with critics labelling her one of the most vibrant, versatile and exciting artists on the stage today. From her early work with her mother to spectacular concert performances, acclaim on Broadway and on television, Lorna proves again and again that she is a stellar entertainer and humanitarian, proudly carrying the torch of her family's legendary show business legacy. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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: STRANGERS LIKE US AT THE DUPLEX

THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) presents Strangers Like Us on Monday & Tuesday, December 2nd & 3rd 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: DARK DAY: JAIME SWARTZ AND BRIAN DETLEFS

Umiami Theater Alumni and emergent singer-songwriters Jaime Swartz and Brian Detlefs perform at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm. They will perform new, old and original music on the "working actor's" dark day. There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "CHANUKAH AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM WITH ELLI THE KING OF BROADWAY & FRIENDS"

Elli, The King of Broadway, brings his show Chanukah At The Metropolitan Room With Elli & Friends to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm & Thursday, December 5th at 9:30 pm. The theme is, of course, Chanukah the Festival of Light and Freedom, the FIRST in the new "Jewish Holiday Cabaret" Series! There will be Music, Song, Comedy, Menorah Lighting, Latkes, Sufganiot, Dreidels, Chanukah Gelt & MORE! Featured in the show are the host Elli The King Of Broadway; Russell Fischer, Stuart Marshall, Adam Shapiro, Tommy Vance, The Comedy of Bob Greenberg. With Jim Lahti - Music Director/Piano, Sean Harkness - Guitar, Matthew Polashek - Sax, Joe Abba - Percussion. There is an $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: SIERRA BOGGESS AT 54 BELOW

Sierra Boggess will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, December 2nd and Wednesday & Thursday, December 4th & 5th at 7:00 pm. On Friday & Saturday, December 6th & 7th, showtime is 8:00 pm. Broadway knows her as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera and as aspiring opera star Sharon Graham in Master Class. London knows her for her Olivier Award-nominated performance in Love Never Dies. Now, 54 Below audiences will see a brand new side of this Drama Desk-nominated actress when she makes her official cabaret debut! One of Broadways most promising new talents, expect a range of tunes from songwriters both new and old, and vocals that stretch from the sublime to the divine. There is a $45-$55 cover for the 7:00 pm shows - $50-$60 for the 8:00 pm shows. There is a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOHN ARTHUR GREEN & FRIENDS SING FOR MUSIC FOR AUTISM

John Arthur Greene (West Side Story, Matilda) & his Broadway pals ring in the holiday season with a dazzling benefit concert for Music For Autism featuring some of your favorite tunes from the Great White Way at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, December 2nd at 9:30 pm. Greene, Music for Autism's spotlight artist of the year, in thrilled to draw attention to this worthy cause. Scheduled to appear: Natalie Cortez (A Chorus Line, West Side Story), Marisa Kennedy (Matilda), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), MacKenzie Grace Mauzy (Tale of Two Cities, Next to Normal, Into the Woods film), Jeremy Schonfeld, & Jason Michael Snow (Book of Mormon). There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE CALLBACK: THE FINALS

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 final round of The Callback: THE FINALISTS. Finalists will have ten minutes to perform a mini-cabaret, and the ultimate winner, chosen by a panel of Broadway guest judges, will win their own engagement at 54 Below. For more information on "The Callback" rules or how to submit an audition video, please visit http://www.54below.com/ . There is no cover, just a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: VICTORIA SHAW "UNDER THE COVERS" AT BIRDLAND

Award winning songwriter Victoria Shaw presents "Under the Covers" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm, with special guests Georgia Middleman & Gary Burr of "Blue Sky". Under The Covers has become a favorite recurring highlight at Birdland, featuring a wide variety oftop-selling songwriters and musical acts from across the pop, rock and country worlds, and offering intimate acoustic performances of huge hit songs - along with the little-known stories behind them. This event is part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series. Special guests will be Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr of Blue Sky Riders, a musical trio that also includes singer/songwriters Kenny Loggins. The band released their debut album, Finally Home, on their own record label in January. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

On Monday night, December 2nd at 11:00 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: JERMAINE PAUL - WINNER OF "THE VOICE"

Jermaine Paul will appear at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, December 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Paul is an American R&B/soul artist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was the winner of the second season of The Voice. Prior to his The Voice stint, he was co-nominated at the 48th Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, in a collaborative work with Alicia Keys as the featured artist. There is a $15=$20 cover.


NYC: LOU PALLO & GARY MAZZAROPPI AT THE IRIDIUM

Lou Pallo & Gary Mazzaroppi, with Special Guests Joe Louis Walker & Murali Coryell, perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday, December 2nd at 9:00 pm. In 1984, Les and Lou along with bassist Gary Mazzaroppi formed the Les Paul Trio and took their show to NYC, working every Monday night at Fat Tuesdays nite club. Twelve years later, the weekly performaces moved to the Iridium Jazz Club. Through the years, the Trio was also highlighted at notable venues including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the House of Blues. Lou Paloo remained the only constant in Les Paul's Trio up until Les passed away in 2009. Gary Mazzaroppi attended Berklee School of Music, where he earned his Bachelor of Music in music education. After graduating, Mazzaroppi toured extensively with the Lionel Hampton Big Band for five years. Since then, he has accompanied many jazz artists including Red Norvo, Herb Ellis, Stan Getz, Joe Morello, Buddy Rich, Jim Hall, Barney Kessel, Clark Terry, Charlie Byrd, and Mark O'Connor. Mazzaroppi has performed from Carnegie Hall and Blue Note in New York to Tanglewood in Massachusetts to Capri, Italy. He continues to share his knowledge by teaching and mentoring students, both in college classrooms and private lessons. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO: GABRIEL ALEGRIA AFRO-PERUVIAN SEXTET

Dizzy's and WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton present the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet (Gabriel Alegria, trumpet/ flugelhorn; Laura Andrea Leguia, saxophones; Yuri Juarez, acoustic guitar; Freddy "Huevito" Lobaton, cajOn; Nimrod Speaks, double bass; Shirazette Tinnin, drums) at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, December 2nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Based out of Lima, Peru, and New York City, trumpeter Gabriel Alegria's band features an energetic fusion of jazz harmonies and Afro-Peruvian rhythms. This band is known not only for its amazing music, but for its dedicated fans that flock from around the world to hear (and sometimes travel with) the band. Monday promises to be an exciting night for both fans and newcomers! Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15 pm EST on jalc.org/live.


TORONTO: JAZZ.FM91 COMPOSERS SERIES: BOB DOROUGH & BARBRA LICA

JAZZ.FM91 presents The Composers Series at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299), featuring local and international artists paying tribute to some of the greatest composers and songwriters of all time. Concerts begin at 8:30 pm. On Monday, December 2nd, Jazz.FM91 celebrates the music of Bob Dorough, who will be performing with Canadian jazz vocalist Barbra Lica. Dorough, an acclaimed pianist, singer and songwriter, is best known as the composer of songs used in the 1970's television classic, "Schoolhouse Rock". His songs have been recorded by Mel Torme, Diana Krall, Miles Davis, Jack Johnson and Jamie Cullum, and include such classics as "Devil May Care", "Conjunction Junction", "But for Now" and "Comin' Home Baby". Tickets for the Jazz.FM91 Composers Series are $40 each, and Series Subscriptions are available for $135, with special discounts for students and JAZZ.FM91 Members. For full concert details and to purchase tickets or Series Subscriptions, call 416-595-0404.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES - DAN ROUGEAU

Dan Rougeau will appear at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Monday, December 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist series. Dan Rougeau is a Guitarist/ Bandleader/ Composer based out of Toronto. Rougeau is a recent graduate of Humber College's esteemed Bachelor of Music program, having studied with Canadian Jazz greats such as Kirk MacDonald, Geoff Young, Mark Kelso, Ted Quinlan and many others. Recently, MidCoast, a modern jazz collective (led by Dan), has gone on two eastern Canadian tours, as well as released their Debut album 'Steps'. Dan is also an integral piece in up and coming pop singer Melissa Murphy's band, acting as guitarist and backup vocalist. He can also be found playing around the city of Toronto at corporate events, weddings, and restaurants as the guitar player for The Milestones Trio. No cover charge.


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.: BLUES ALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA AT BLUES ALLEY

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra (Student Musicians) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm. The Orchestra is comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 14-17 years old with their mission to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre. Now in its 25th year the Orchestra has performed at such mainstay venues as The John F. Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institution, Voice of America, Carter Barron Amphitheater, Wolf Trap, Blues Alley and elsewhere. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C: CAPITAL FOCUS JAZZ BAND AT BLUES ALLEY

The Capital Focus Jazz Band (Student Musicians) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, December 2nd at 10:00 pm. The Capital Focus Jazz Band has performed at receptions for the President, the Vice President, the Secretary of State and many other dignitaries. The band was also featured in live performance on NBC's "Today Show", and on Bravo's "Artsbreak". The band's performance at the Louis Armstrong International Jazz Competition in Sainte-Adresse, France, won a special judges' prize, placing ahead of several adult bands. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: JOHN STANDING AT CRAZY COQS

John Standing will take up his monthly residency at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on the first Monday each month at 8:00 pm. Standing is one of England's best known actors and in his new show, 'JOHN STANDING SWINGS COLE PORTER', he sings 15 of Cole Porter's greatest songs, including You Do Something to Me, I Get a Kick out of You, You're the Top and Night and Day and tells stories of a life in the theatre and movies, with some wonderful anecdotes and impressions of Peter O'Toole, Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant. Call for cover/minimum information.

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