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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
JANUARY 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR December 30, 2013 THROUGH JANUARY 5th, 2014


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SUNDAY - JANUARY 5th

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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: BRUNCH AT THE BLUE NOTE WITH JoANNE BRACKEEN WITH GUESTS

Known as "the Picasso of Jazz Piano," JoAnne Brackeen will be performing for Sunday Jazz Brunch at 11:30 am at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592). JoAnne is consistently ranked by critics and jazz magazines as one of the best jazz pianists in the world, along with Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, and Chick Corea. Her writing is remarkable for its creativity, stylistic range, emotional depth, and whimsical spirit. Her storied career does indeed invite parallels to Picasso; like the great visual artist, she has consistently defied convention, remaking herself and her art many times over. Her playing is virtuosic and wholly unpredictable, dense and richly detailed, rhythmically advanced and consistently, effortlessly swinging. $29.50 includes brunch, music and a drink.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST BRUNCH SERIES: LIAM STANLEY

Liam Stanley will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, January 5th at 12:30 pm as part of the clubs Young Artist Brunch Series. Liam is a young jazz guitarist from Toronto, Ontario. Liam has been playing guitar for nearly a decade, having studied jazz with Humber alumni Tristan Clark, and York professors Roy Patterson and Lorne Lofsky. Liam is currently in his fifth year at York University. While at York Liam has had the privilege of studying with Kevin Turcotte, Kelly Jefferson and Barry Elmes. Following his third year at York Liam was nominated for the Mary Alice Stuart/ JAZZ.FM91 Scholarship. Liam has been heard numerous times on JazzFM 91.1's Jazzology and will be featured in 2014. In October of 2011 Liam performed Tim Brady's Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks during the X Avant Festival in Toronto in a 20 guitar ensemble alongside Ted Quinlan and Roy Patterson. In the summer of 2012 Liam performed with his trio at the Brantford Jazz Festival, and followed it up in 2013 with a performance at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival with the Jon Foster Group. No cover - tips appreciated.

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
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NYC: MARILYN MAYE WITH "MARILYN BY REQUEST"

Marilyn Maye presents "Marilyn By Request" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with 7 performances in January. "Marilyn By Request," features Maye and her Billy Stritch-led band creating a new show based on audience requests. Marilyn asks her fans to pick her "Marilyn By Request" set list for what is sure to be a surprised-filled night. Performances are Friday through Sunday, January 3rd through 5th; Wednesday & Thursday, January 8th & 9th; and Saturday & Sunday, January 11th & 12th - all shows at 7:00 pm. Be sure to offer your song suggestion when making your reservations. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BLAME IT ON OUR YOUTH - BENKO & YEAGER

Relive your childhood in this mostly nostalgic, sometimes silly, and occasionally profound collaboration between vocalist Julie Benko (Les Miserables, Spring Awakening) and jazz pianist Jason Yeager (Ruminations) at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, January 5th at 4:30 pm. "Blame it On Our Youth" is an evening featuring new interpretations of old favorites, reminding everyone of the joy of remaining young at heart. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: STILL LEARNING TO SAY 'YES!' - BENJAMIN F. SMITH

Benjamin F. Smith will perform at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, January 5th at 7:00 pm. Benjamin has been having fun saying "YES!", even though not always easy. Imagine the things he has had to say "NO!" to. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "REACHING GOALS - FROM RESOLUTION TO REALITY"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas returns to ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sunday, January 5th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Reaching Goals - From Resolution To Reality". Co-Host will be Richard Skipper. 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: A ROUND-UP OF 2013 CD  RELEASES & RE-ISSUES, PART 1

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 "A ROUND-UP OF 2013 CD  RELEASES & RE-ISSUES, PART 1". 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: BEACHES AT 54: UNDER THE BOARDWALK

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) salutes the beloved 1988 hit flick 'UNDER THE BOARDWALK' on Sunday, January 5th at 7:00 pm. A musical set within the parameters of a contemporary feature film, the score features tunes such as Randy Newman's I Think It's Going to Rain Today, The Drifter's Under the Boardwalk, Cole Porter's I've Still Got My Health, and of course, the 1980's anthem, The Wind Beneath My Wings. Featuring a cast of cabaret and Broadway luminaries, with special insider info offered by 54's own Director of Original Programming, Phil Geoffrey Bond, everyone is sure to attend. CAST: Carole J. Bufford, Kristy Cates, Joe Goodrich, Rob Maitner, Molly Pope, Julie Reyburn, Lucia Spina, Jessica Vosk and hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BRIAN CHARLES ROONEY AT 54 BELOW

Brian Charles Rooney will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, December 5th at 9:30 pm. Brian delivers a rich musical evening including a few gender-bending surprises, as well as some joyfully comedic medleys that will leave you wondering whether or not what you're hearing is real! Expect theatrical gems ranging from Broadway's Maria, Finishing the Hat & The Music of the Night to popular standard La Vie En Rose. Brian Charles Rooney made his celebrated Broadway debut as Lucy Brown in The Threepenny Opera. Since then, he's made a name for himself as a quick-witted, versatile singing actor. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


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

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 through Sunday, January 5, 2014 - see website for showtimes. 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 JAZZ PARTY FEATURING VOCALIST HILARY GARDNER

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

NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE, WITH SPECIAL GUEST JAMES GENUS

The Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe, with special guest James Genus will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday through Sunday, December 2nd through 5th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm featuring the finest musicians in New York! The BBB roars into action, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. Come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHRIS BOTTI AT THE BLUE NOTE

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) welcomes back Chris Botti for his 9th holiday residency, Monday through Sunday, from Monday, December 16th through Sunday, January 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The show features Chris Botti, trumpet; Billy Kilson, drums; Leonardo Amuedo, guitar; Geoffrey Keezer, piano; Andy Ezrin, keys; Richie Goods, bass; Sy Smith, vocals; and Serena Mckinney, violin. Since the 2004 release of his critically acclaimed album When I Fall in Love, Botti has become America's largest-selling jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, achieving multiple gold and platinum certifications, four No. 1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, and this year, his first GRAMMY as a leader. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter and his incredible band have also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues. Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, Botti is joined on his new GRAMMY-winning Impressions by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, David Foster, and Caroline Campbell. There is a $40 cover.

NYC: BUSTER WILLIAMS' "SOMETHING MORE"

Buster Williams will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Lee Konitz, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Golson, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Rowles, Hampton Hawes, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Charlie Rouse, Dakota Staton, Kenny Dorham, Freddie Hubbard, to name a few. Since the inception of "Something More" in 1990, the group has had numerous tours of Europe including the first International Jazz Festival in Moscow; tour of Japan and Australia; countless engagements throughout the U.S. and a CD soon to be released. There is a $27,50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE KENNY WERNER QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

The Kenny Werner Quintet (Kenny Werner, piano; Randy Brecker, trumpet; David Sanchez, tenor saxophone; Scott Colley, bass; and Ari Hoenig, drums) performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Kenny Werner is a world-class pianist and composer whose prolific output of compositions, recordings, and educational publications impact as many artists as they do audiences. Werner has been working with this all-star group for the last few years, and their live performances (both in concert and on CD) are universally praised. Werner's compositional style makes most pieces more of a meditative journey than a concise tune, and the group members excel at creating varied, extended solos around the twists and turns of each song. Werner's book and method Effortless Mastery is considered a definitive teaching tool for improvisers to "liberate" their musicality and avoid falling back on familiar ideas, and this group puts these ideals into practice. There is a $35-$45 cover.


D.C.: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who is initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHICAGO: SCOTT GRYDER'S SIMPLY SCOTTY AT CLUB 3160
SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO FRIGID WEATHER


Scott Gryder's monthly SIMPLY SCOTTY! show at CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969) will be presented on Sunday, January 5th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Scott will once again entertain from his self-compiled songbook of zany, heartfelt music! He is accompanied by the incomparable Nick Sula on piano, and joined at the mic by guest singers Freddie The Puppet, Laven Deer and the legendary operatic pachyderm Placebo Dominguez. Guest singers welcome. No cover charge - just a 2-drink minimum.


LOS ANGELES: KRITZERLAND: NEW KIDS IN TOWN!

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "The Randy Newman Album" on Sunday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700), As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Paige Befeler, Brennley Brown, Quintan Craig, Oliviana Marie, Hadley Miller, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman, Sarah Staitman and Carter Thomas with Music Director Tom Griep. It's their 41st Kritzerland show and to ring in 2014 they couldn't think of a better way than to devote this show to some incredible young performers, some you've seen in various Kritzerland shows, and some who are new. it's going to be our usual ecelectic mix of songs from such great shows as Gypsy, Anyone Can Whistle, Into the Woods, The Secret Garden, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Thoroughly Modern Millie and a few movie songs, too. Cover charge is $28 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.

SAN FRANCISCO: BRIAN MCKNIGHT WITH FULL BAND AT YOSHI'S

Multi-Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Producer Brian McKnight will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 15 albums to date, seven of them have gone platinum, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. McKnight is also a multi- instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. Brian McKnight holds a GRAMMY Awards record having received 16 nominations without a win. Winner: Soul Train Awards 1999, Best R&B/Soul Male Album and Image Awards 2000, Outstanding Male Artist: "Back At One." There is a $50-$65 cover.

LONDON: MISS HOPE SPRINGS SINGS HER SONGS

"MISS HOPE SPRINGS SINGS HER SONGS" premieres on Sunday January 5th at 8:00 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). She is going back home to the USA for the following 2 weeks, but she will return on Sunday, January 26th to continue her weekly residency. Delightful comedienne and singer Eve Ferret is kindly keeping the Sunday Soir•e stage warm while she is away. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: MARILYN MAYE WITH "MARILYN BY REQUEST"

Marilyn Maye presents "Marilyn By Request" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with 7 performances in January. "Marilyn By Request," features Maye and her Billy Stritch-led band creating a new show based on audience requests. Marilyn asks her fans to pick her "Marilyn By Request" set list for what is sure to be a surprised-filled night. Performances are Friday through Sunday, January 3rd through 5th; Wednesday & Thursday, January 8th & 9th; and Saturday & Sunday, January 11th & 12th - all shows at 7:00 pm. Be sure to offer your song suggestion when making your reservations. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "LET ME SING AND I'M HAPPY" WITH CORINNA SOWERS-ADLER

Corinna Sowers-Adler brings her new cabaret show entitled, "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, January 4th at 4:00 pm. "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy" is an evening of American popular song filled with funny songs. Corinna brings "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy" direct from the Emerson Center in Vero Beach, FL. Ms. Sowers-Adler recently made her Jazz at Lincoln Center debut at the 2013 Cabaret Convention. Corinna Sowers-Adler is the latest voice of the American Songbook. She has performed her solo shows to rave reviews at The Metropolitan Room, Stage 72, and the Duplex Cabaret Theatre and is the host of the critically acclaimed, MAC nominated "Music at the Mansion" series. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JEFF DANIELS AT 54 BELOW

Tony Award-nominated Jeff Daniels will appear at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, January 2nd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm and Friday & Saturday, December 3rd & 4th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Audiences know Daniels from his appearance in God of Carnage, his Academy Award-nominated performances in movies like The Squid and The Whale, and for starring as anchorman Will McAvoy in Aaron Sorkin's HBO series, The Newsroom. He appeared many years on and off Broadway in plays like Lanford Wilson's 5th of July and Redwood Curtain. Now, Jeff Daniels brings his original music to 54 Below in an intimate musical evening. The songs are tuneful, funny, honest and true, with titles like "If William Shatner Can, I Can Too", "You Can Drink An Ugly Girl Pretty", and "Have a Good Life (Then Die)". Filled with laugh-out-loud humor and poignancy, this is a wondrous night with one of television's biggest stars. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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: JAY LEONHART AT BIRDLAND

Bassist Jay Leonhart performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturdays, January 4, 18th & 25th at 6:00 pm. Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. When Jay was fourteen he started playing the bass in The Pier Five Dixieland Jazz Band in Baltimore and never looked back. After studying at The Peabody Institute, Jay attended The Berklee School of Music and The Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto, before leaving school to start touring with the traveling big bands of the late 50's and early 60's. Upon moving to New York, Jay eventually began playing for many of the great jazz musicians, big bands, and singers who were to be found in New York - artists like Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Tony Bennett, Marian McPartland, and Jim Hall. Jay has now recorded 15 solo albums. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE, WITH SPECIAL GUEST JAMES GENUS

The Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe, with special guest James Genus will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday through Sunday, December 2nd through 5th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm featuring the finest musicians in New York! The BBB roars into action, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. Come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHRIS BOTTI AT THE BLUE NOTE

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) welcomes back Chris Botti for his 9th holiday residency, Monday through Sunday, from Monday, December 16th through Sunday, January 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The show features Chris Botti, trumpet; Billy Kilson, drums; Leonardo Amuedo, guitar; Geoffrey Keezer, piano; Andy Ezrin, keys; Richie Goods, bass; Sy Smith, vocals; and Serena Mckinney, violin. Since the 2004 release of his critically acclaimed album When I Fall in Love, Botti has become America's largest-selling jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, achieving multiple gold and platinum certifications, four No. 1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, and this year, his first GRAMMY as a leader. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter and his incredible band have also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues. Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, Botti is joined on his new GRAMMY-winning Impressions by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, David Foster, and Caroline Campbell. There is a $40 cover.

NYC: BUSTER WILLIAMS' "SOMETHING MORE"

Buster Williams will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Lee Konitz, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Golson, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Rowles, Hampton Hawes, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Charlie Rouse, Dakota Staton, Kenny Dorham, Freddie Hubbard, to name a few. Since the inception of "Something More" in 1990, the group has had numerous tours of Europe including the first International Jazz Festival in Moscow; tour of Japan and Australia; countless engagements throughout the U.S. and a CD soon to be released. There is a $27,50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KENNY WERNER QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

THE Kenny Werner Quintet (Kenny Werner, piano; Randy Brecker, trumpet; David Sanchez, tenor saxophone; Scott Colley, bass; and Ari Hoenig, drums) performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Kenny Werner is a world-class pianist and composer whose prolific output of compositions, recordings, and educational publications impact as many artists as they do audiences. Werner has been working with this all-star group for the last few years, and their live performances (both in concert and on CD) are universally praised. Werner's compositional style makes most pieces more of a meditative journey than a concise tune, and the group members excel at creating varied, extended solos around the twists and turns of each song. Werner's book and method Effortless Mastery is considered a definitive teaching tool for improvisers to "liberate" their musicality and avoid falling back on familiar ideas, and this group puts these ideals into practice. There is a $35-$45 cover.


TORONTO: BERNIE SENENSKY UNITY QUARTET: TRIBUTE TO LARRY YOUNG

To kick off the New Year, THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) presents three special evenings with one of Canada's premier jazz artists, Bernie Senensky, recognized and respected as one of the foremost jazz pianists in the world. Performances are Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 2nd, 3rd & 4th at 9:00 pm. Twice nominated for Juno awards, Toronto-based Senensky is an active bandleader and recording artist. As part of a special "Triple Header," each evening will feature a different ensemble, led by Senensky on the B3 organ. Saturday night features Organic, a quartet which recently released their debut album, "Live at Joe Mama's." The group's signature brand of B3 jazz blends hard bop and blues sensibilities with original compositions and blistering improvisation. Organic was formed when Ryan Oliver (Derek Miller, Shuffle Demons, Fishook) returned to Toronto after 5 years on the New York scene and sat in with his former collaborator Nathan Hiltz's (GHT, Terra Hazelton, Brandi Disterheft) group at Joe Mama's in the entertainment district in mid 2012. "Ryan shares our love of the great organ groups led by Jimmy Smith, Lonnie Smith, George Benson, and Wes Montgomery," says Senensky. "When he played with us it was obvious it was something special - he was immediately hired as the fourth man." In early 2011 the drum chair passed from Sly Juhas to Morgan Childs (Brandi Disterheft, Robi Botos, Amanda Tossoff). Childs is a BC native who moved to Toronto in 2010 and has quickly become a top call drummer. There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who is initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. Call for cover/minimum information.

FLORIDA: TOMMY TUNE AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Known as one of the most prolific director/choreographers of the twentieth century, Tommy Tune will star at the THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Friday & Saturday, January 3rd & 4th at 8:30 pm (dinner served at 6:30 pm). Tommy Tune has enchanted audiences over the past 50 years with his charisma, vision and innovation. A native Texan, Mr. Tune began his career as a dancer in the Broadway shows Baker Street, A Joyful Noise and How Now Dow Jones. He would soon step out of the chorus and into a principal role in the Broadway musical Seesaw, which won him his first Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. His first Broadway directing and choreography credits were for the original production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Tune has been honored with nine Tony Awards celebrating him as a performer, choreographer and director (Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw, Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies, and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies). $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only.


SAN FRANCISCO: BRIAN MCKNIGHT WITH FULL BAND AT YOSHI'S

Multi-Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Producer Brian McKnight will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 15 albums to date, seven of them have gone platinum, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. McKnight is also a multi- instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. Brian McKnight holds a GRAMMY Awards record having received 16 nominations without a win. Winner: Soul Train Awards 1999, Best R&B/Soul Male Album and Image Awards 2000, Outstanding Male Artist: "Back At One." There is a $50-$65 cover.

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NYC: MARILYN MAYE WITH "MARILYN BY REQUEST"

Marilyn Maye presents "Marilyn By Request" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with 7 performances in January. "Marilyn By Request," features Maye and her Billy Stritch-led band creating a new show based on audience requests. Marilyn asks her fans to pick her "Marilyn By Request" set list for what is sure to be a surprised-filled night. Performances are Friday through Sunday, January 3rd through 5th; Wednesday & Thursday, January 8th & 9th; and Saturday & Sunday, January 11th & 12th - all shows at 7:00 pm. Be sure to offer your song suggestion when making your reservations. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "DEVIN BING & THE SECRET SERVICE"

Devin Bing returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, January 3rd at 9:30 pm and Thursdays, January 16th & 20th at 7:00 pm. Bing combines the swagger of a bygone era with his own charismatic brand of urban jazz. Crooner and composer, piano man and performer, Devin Bing moves audiences with a combination of vintage flare and contemporary showmanship. Whether he's seated behind the grand piano or swinging at the head of his dynamic 8-piece band, Bing captivates the eyes and ears of every person in the room. Every evening with Devin Bing promises a scintillating journey of smooth vocals, elegant beats and a seductive air of elegance. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CABARET NIGHT WITH BEDLAM ENSEMBLE

Members and guests of Bedlam Ensemble perform standards and contemporary favorites at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, January 3rd at 7:00 pm. Performers include Jess Alvarez, John E Sims, Christine Schisano, Anna Stefanic, and Samantha Jane Williams, with Jeremy Rafal, music director. All proceeds go towards the Tennessee Williams Project and production of Pedro Calderon de la Barca's Life is a Dream. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JEFF DANIELS AT 54 BELOW

Tony Award-nominated Jeff Daniels will appear at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, January 2nd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm and Friday & Saturday, December 3rd & 4th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Audiences know Daniels from his appearance in God of Carnage, his Academy Award-nominated performances in movies like The Squid and The Whale, and for starring as anchorman Will McAvoy in Aaron Sorkin's HBO series, The Newsroom. He appeared many years on and off Broadway in plays like Lanford Wilson's 5th of July and Redwood Curtain. Now, Jeff Daniels brings his original music to 54 Below in an intimate musical evening. The songs are tuneful, funny, honest and true, with titles like "If William Shatner Can, I Can Too", "You Can Drink An Ugly Girl Pretty", and "Have a Good Life (Then Die)". Filled with laugh-out-loud humor and poignancy, this is a wondrous night with one of television's biggest stars. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WOMAN OF HEART AND MIND, CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL

New York vocalist and pianist Hannah Reimann and her 5-piece band honor the iconic career of the incomparable Joni Mitchell at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Friday, January 3rd at 8:00 pm. They will perform a selection of songs from the composer's 1968-75 catalogue, her most influential period. Joined by Scott Chasolen (of the Machine) on keys and piano, Michele Temple (of Pere Ubu) on acoustic guitar, Thad Debrock on pedal steel and electric guitars, Rob Calder on bass, Doug Yowell on drums and Gina Yowell-Gerszberg on backing vocals, Reimann will also play a number of tunes on an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, the instrument which Mitchell wrote and performed many songs on her acclaimed album, Blue. This show will also include selections from the albums Clouds, Song to a Seagull, For the Roses, Court and Spark and Miles of Aisles. 20% of Proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Memory Arts Cafe at the New York Memory Center. There is a $20 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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, WITH SPECIAL GUEST JAMES GENUS

The Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe, with special guest James Genus will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday through Sunday, December 2nd through 5th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm featuring the finest musicians in New York! The BBB roars into action, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. Come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHRIS BOTTI AT THE BLUE NOTE

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) welcomes back Chris Botti for his 9th holiday residency, Monday through Sunday, from Monday, December 16th through Sunday, January 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The show features Chris Botti, trumpet; Billy Kilson, drums; Leonardo Amuedo, guitar; Geoffrey Keezer, piano; Andy Ezrin, keys; Richie Goods, bass; Sy Smith, vocals; and Serena Mckinney, violin. Since the 2004 release of his critically acclaimed album When I Fall in Love, Botti has become America's largest-selling jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, achieving multiple gold and platinum certifications, four No. 1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, and this year, his first GRAMMY as a leader. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter and his incredible band have also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues. Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, Botti is joined on his new GRAMMY-winning Impressions by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, David Foster, and Caroline Campbell. There is a $40 cover.

NYC: BUSTER WILLIAMS' "SOMETHING MORE"

Buster Williams will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Lee Konitz, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Golson, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Rowles, Hampton Hawes, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Charlie Rouse, Dakota Staton, Kenny Dorham, Freddie Hubbard, to name a few. Since the inception of "Something More" in 1990, the group has had numerous tours of Europe including the first International Jazz Festival in Moscow; tour of Japan and Australia; countless engagements throughout the U.S. and a CD soon to be released. There is a $27,50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KENNY WERNER QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

THE Kenny Werner Quintet (Kenny Werner, piano; Randy Brecker, trumpet; David Sanchez, tenor saxophone; Scott Colley, bass; and Ari Hoenig, drums) performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Kenny Werner is a world-class pianist and composer whose prolific output of compositions, recordings, and educational publications impact as many artists as they do audiences. Werner has been working with this all-star group for the last few years, and their live performances (both in concert and on CD) are universally praised. Werner's compositional style makes most pieces more of a meditative journey than a concise tune, and the group members excel at creating varied, extended solos around the twists and turns of each song. Werner's book and method Effortless Mastery is considered a definitive teaching tool for improvisers to "liberate" their musicality and avoid falling back on familiar ideas, and this group puts these ideals into practice. There is a $35-$45 cover.


TORONTO: BERNIE SENENSKY UNITY QUARTET: TRIBUTE TO LARRY YOUNG

To kick off the New Year, THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) presents three special evenings with one of Canada's premier jazz artists, Bernie Senensky, recognized and respected as one of the foremost jazz pianists in the world. Performances are Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 2nd, 3rd & 4th at 9:00 pm. Twice nominated for Juno awards, Toronto-based Senensky is an active bandleader and recording artist. As part of a special "Triple Header," each evening will feature a different ensemble, led by Senensky on the B3 organ. Friday night Senensky's Unity Quartet will pay tribute to organist Larry Young, who carved a unique path on the Hammond B3 organ. Young's modal approach was a departure from the soul and jazz organ styles that had dominated the airwaves of the '60s and '70s. Although Young died in 1978 at the young age of 37, his solo work, as well as his work with artists such as Miles Davis, Tony Williams, and even Jimi Hendrix, continues to inspire players around the globe, Bernie Senensky included. There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who is initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: ABBEY LINCOLN TRIBUTE FEATURING HEIDI MARTIN

Passionate and raw songstress, Vocalist/ Composer Heidi Martin will present a tribute to Abbey Lincoln at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, January 3rd & 4th at 7:30 pm. Martin makes each song her own. Her socially conscious compositions challenge the listener to hear with an introspective ear. A Washington D. Native who studied music at the University of the District of Columbia with Professor Calvin Jones and continued privately with drummer/vocalist Grady Tate, Martin credits the legend with helping her find her "voice" as an artist. A sought after collaborator, Martin has performed and recorded with Nicholas Payton, Reuben Brown, Steve Williams, Russell Gunn, Orrin Evans, Eric Revis, Gregoire Maret and the late Keter Betts, since making her 1999 debut on the New York jazz scene at Birdland. Martin honed her craft in New York City at the legendary Blue Note, the Knitting Factory, The Zinc Bar (with Ron Affif), Cachaca, Metronome and continues to perform nationwide at Zanzibar Blue, Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns and Twins Lounge. Internationally she has performed at the Pori Jazz Festival, Finland and at Chelsea's splendid Cadogan Hall in London, England. Martin is a featured vocalist on trumpeter Russell Gunn's 2008 release, Love Stories and most recently, she performed the Cole Porter Songbook to a sold-out crowd at the 2011 DC Jazz Festival. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: ROCKIN' BLUES EXTRAVAGANZA AT BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ

Crimestoppers, Bobby Lewis Band & Built For Comfort join up for a rockin' blues extravaganza at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Fridy, January 3rd at 8:00 pm. Founding WAMA members The Crimestoppers have been rockin' the blues up and down the mid-Atlantic for over 30 years. Their energetic show is guaranteed to keep you on your feet dancing all night! Started in 2009, Built 4 Comfort plays a bit of everything and anything that will make you move. With its soulful vocals, tasty guitar licks and deep foundation in the blues, Built 4 Comfort shows shake up to be just the right mix for a well-rounded good groove and good time. The Bobby Lewis Blues Band, based out of the Washington, DC area, prides itself on its motto of "we're having a party and you are all invited!" Consisting of a quintet of highly experienced musicians who have played regionally, nationally and internationally, The Bobby Lewis Blues Band delivers blues with excellent musicianship, a taste of groovy soul and a whole lot of fun. Dance floor available. There is a $15 cover.


FLORIDA: TOMMY TUNE AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Known as one of the most prolific director/choreographers of the twentieth century, Tommy Tune will star at the THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Friday & Saturday, January 3rd & 4th at 8:30 pm (dinner served at 6:30 pm). Tommy Tune has enchanted audiences over the past 50 years with his charisma, vision and innovation. A native Texan, Mr. Tune began his career as a dancer in the Broadway shows Baker Street, A Joyful Noise and How Now Dow Jones. He would soon step out of the chorus and into a principal role in the Broadway musical Seesaw, which won him his first Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. His first Broadway directing and choreography credits were for the original production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Tune has been honored with nine Tony Awards celebrating him as a performer, choreographer and director (Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw, Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies, and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies). $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only.


SAN FRANCISCO: BRIAN MCKNIGHT WITH FULL BAND AT YOSHI'S

Multi-Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Producer Brian McKnight will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 15 albums to date, seven of them have gone platinum, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. McKnight is also a multi- instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. Brian McKnight holds a GRAMMY Awards record having received 16 nominations without a win. Winner: Soul Train Awards 1999, Best R&B/Soul Male Album and Image Awards 2000, Outstanding Male Artist: "Back At One." There is a $50-$65 cover.

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NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW - GUEST IS NORBERT LEO BUTZ
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 Special Guest Star: Two Time Tony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz. 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: STACY SULLIVAN: IT'S A GOOD DAY, A TRIBUTE TO MISS PEGGY LEE

It's A Good Day, A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee, featuring Stacy Sullivan, will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, January 2nd at 7:00 pm. The show is a journey of discovery through the extraordinary musical legacy of Peggy Lee and the personal struggles of a woman whose voice captivated millions. The classic songs, intricate rhythms, and exquisite arrangements that defined her career are elegantly portrayed in this loving homage, created with. The show is accompanied by the seasoned jazz master Jon Weber on piano and Steve Doyle on Bass. Winner of the 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year MAC Award, Stacy Sullivan has appeared in venues around the world, from The Brasserie Zedel in London to The Cafe Carlyle in New York. She has recorded five albums for the LML Music label, including her latest, "It's a Good Day," winner of the 2013 Lamott/Friedman Award. Stacy can also be heard regularly on Sirius Radio's "Siriously Sinatra," "The Jonathon Schwartz Show" on WNYC, and NPR's "Piano Jazz Rising Stars." There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JEFF DANIELS AT 54 BELOW

Tony Award-nominated Jeff Daniels will appear at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, January 2nd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm and Friday & Saturday, December 3rd & 4th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Audiences know Daniels from his appearance in God of Carnage, his Academy Award-nominated performances in movies like The Squid and The Whale, and for starring as anchorman Will McAvoy in Aaron Sorkin's HBO series, The Newsroom. He appeared many years on and off Broadway in plays like Lanford Wilson's 5th of July and Redwood Curtain. Now, Jeff Daniels brings his original music to 54 Below in an intimate musical evening. The songs are tuneful, funny, honest and true, with titles like "If William Shatner Can, I Can Too", "You Can Drink An Ugly Girl Pretty", and "Have a Good Life (Then Die)". Filled with laugh-out-loud humor and poignancy, this is a wondrous night with one of television's biggest stars. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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, WITH SPECIAL GUEST JAMES GENUS

The Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe, with special guest James Genus will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday through Sunday, December 2nd through 5th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm featuring the finest musicians in New York! The BBB roars into action, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. Come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHRIS BOTTI AT THE BLUE NOTE

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) welcomes back Chris Botti for his 9th holiday residency, Monday through Sunday, from Monday, December 16th through Sunday, January 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The show features Chris Botti, trumpet; Billy Kilson, drums; Leonardo Amuedo, guitar; Geoffrey Keezer, piano; Andy Ezrin, keys; Richie Goods, bass; Sy Smith, vocals; and Serena Mckinney, violin. Since the 2004 release of his critically acclaimed album When I Fall in Love, Botti has become America's largest-selling jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, achieving multiple gold and platinum certifications, four No. 1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, and this year, his first GRAMMY as a leader. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter and his incredible band have also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues. Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, Botti is joined on his new GRAMMY-winning Impressions by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, David Foster, and Caroline Campbell. There is a $40 cover.

NYC: BUSTER WILLIAMS' "SOMETHING MORE"

Buster Williams will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Lee Konitz, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Golson, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Rowles, Hampton Hawes, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Charlie Rouse, Dakota Staton, Kenny Dorham, Freddie Hubbard, to name a few. Since the inception of "Something More" in 1990, the group has had numerous tours of Europe including the first International Jazz Festival in Moscow; tour of Japan and Australia; countless engagements throughout the U.S. and a CD soon to be released. There is a $27,50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KENNY WERNER QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

THE Kenny Werner Quintet (Kenny Werner, piano; Randy Brecker, trumpet; David Sanchez, tenor saxophone; Scott Colley, bass; and Ari Hoenig, drums) performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Kenny Werner is a world-class pianist and composer whose prolific output of compositions, recordings, and educational publications impact as many artists as they do audiences. Werner has been working with this all-star group for the last few years, and their live performances (both in concert and on CD) are universally praised. Werner's compositional style makes most pieces more of a meditative journey than a concise tune, and the group members excel at creating varied, extended solos around the twists and turns of each song. Werner's book and method Effortless Mastery is considered a definitive teaching tool for improvisers to "liberate" their musicality and avoid falling back on familiar ideas, and this group puts these ideals into practice. There is a $35-$45 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.


TORONTO: BERNIE SENENSKY UNITY QUARTET: TRIBUTE TO LARRY YOUNG

To kick off the New Year, THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) presents three special evenings with one of Canada's premier jazz artists, Bernie Senensky, recognized and respected as one of the foremost jazz pianists in the world. Performances are Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 2nd, 3rd & 4th at 9:00 pm. Twice nominated for Juno awards, Toronto-based Senensky is an active bandleader and recording artist. As part of a special "Triple Header," each evening will feature a different ensemble, led by Senensky on the B3 organ. Thursday night, Senensky is joined by three of the most prized jazz musicians in the country, playing an exciting game of musical chairs. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Don Thompson on drums, Robi Botos on piano and Kieran Overs on guitar! . There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who is initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: BRIAN MCKNIGHT WITH FULL BAND AT YOSHI'S

Multi-Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, & Producer Brian McKnight will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday through Sunday, January 2nd through 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 15 albums to date, seven of them have gone platinum, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. McKnight is also a multi- instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. Brian McKnight holds a GRAMMY Awards record having received 16 nominations without a win. Winner: Soul Train Awards 1999, Best R&B/Soul Male Album and Image Awards 2000, Outstanding Male Artist: "Back At One." There is a $50-$65 cover.

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NYC: CHRIS BOTTI AT THE BLUE NOTE

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) welcomes back Chris Botti for his 9th holiday residency, Monday through Sunday, from Monday, December 16th through Sunday, January 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The show features Chris Botti, trumpet; Billy Kilson, drums; Leonardo Amuedo, guitar; Geoffrey Keezer, piano; Andy Ezrin, keys; Richie Goods, bass; Sy Smith, vocals; and Serena Mckinney, violin. Since the 2004 release of his critically acclaimed album When I Fall in Love, Botti has become America's largest-selling jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, achieving multiple gold and platinum certifications, four No. 1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, and this year, his first GRAMMY as a leader. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter and his incredible band have also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues. Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, Botti is joined on his new GRAMMY-winning Impressions by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, David Foster, and Caroline Campbell. There is a $40 cover.

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CHICAGO: NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH SUZANNE PETRI AND BOB MOREEN

Chicago favorites Suzanne Petri and Bob Moreen will help you celebrate New Year's Eve at CYRANO'S FARM KITCHEN (546 N. Wells, Chicago, IL - 312-467-0546) on Tuesday, December 31st. The festivities start at 9:00 pm and continue to 1:00 am. The evening will be a 'Sparkling International Fete' including a 5-course dinner, champagne, and music by Suzanne & Bob. Sip champagne to the music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Dietrich and more! $95.

CHICAGO: CHERLY COONS & BECKY MENZIE AT DAVENPORT'S

Cheryl Coons and Beckie Menzie team up on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31st at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) with their show 'The Best of Days'. Performances are at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. There is a $22 cover plus a 2-drink minimum for each show.


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NYC: SPEND NEW YEARS EVE WITH "JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN"

Ring in the New Year with a Spectacular New Years Eve Dinner and Show at New York's Legendary Cabaret DON'T TELL MAMA(343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Tuesday, December 31st. The festive evening will kick off at 9:00 pm with a Chef's Full Tasting Menu and continue through to midnight with a free glass of champagne at midnight. "Judy and Liza Together Again", starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia is the perfect tonic for this Holiday Season. Teaming up for an evening of "Just POW!", these MAC and Bistro Award winning performers pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/daughter team in show biz history. They are joined by Award Winning Musical Director Ricky Ritzel (as Mort Lindsey/Pappy). "Judy and Liza Together Again" premiered at The Rising Action Theater in Ft Lauderdale to great acclaim and has toured the US, most notably playing the Palace Theater in Danbury, Connecticut, The Richmond Triangle Players in Richmond, Virginia, Martini's Over Eighth in San Diego, California and Bob Egan's Supper Club in New Hope, Pennsylvania. It has been performed at DON'T TELL MAMA on Saturdays to sell-out houses for over 2 years. $175.


NYC: TWO NATALIE DOUGLAS SHOWS TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE 2013

Seven-time MAC, Backstage Bistro & Nightlife Award Winner, NATALIE DOUGLAS, returns to her annual New Year's Eve Bash with TWO shows at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, December 31st 7:30 & 10:45 pm. Natalie's New Year's Eve performances in Greenwich Village have become a New York ritual, with this her 15th NYE Bash. Through her performances at Cafe Carlyle, Carnegie Hall, New York's Town Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the legendary Birdland jazz club, and various venues throughout the country, Natalie has become one of the most sought after cabaret/ jazz/ blues artists in New York City, is a 7 time MAC Award Winner and has received both the Bistro and Nightlife Awards. This year at the 7:30 pm show, Natalie, with Musical Director Mark Hartman, a veteran of Broadway pits, will open the evening with a collection of their favorite celebratory tunes, putting you in the perfect mood to head off to your late night plans. Then at 10:45 pm enjoy the long-standing NYC tradition of A VERY NATALIE NEW YEAR in this Natalie's 15th New Year's Eve Bash. Come join Natalie and Mark as they perform some of their favorites, tunes debuted just for this exclusive crowd, your "special" requests, perhaps a little bit of Christmas and a smidgen of Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Lena Horne, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln and more as they ring in the New Year with old and new friends. 7:30 pm: $45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. 10:45 pm: $75 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH MARCUS GOLDHABER

Celebrated NYC jazz-pop vocalist-songwriter Marcus Goldhaber returns to the solo spotlight to mark the arrival of 2014 with his annual New Year's Eve concert, held this year at the new FABIO CUCINA ITALIANA (214 East 52nd Street, NYC - 212-688-5200) on Tuesday, December 31st, with sets at 9:00 and 11:00 pm. The show.'THIS TIME NEXT YEAR' is influenced and inspired, as always, by the Great American Songbook. 'This Time Next Year' is a show about change. Goldhaber, backed by his high-caliber band, will be mixing jazz and blues standards with originals from his three highly acclaimed albums, including his most recent, last year's Almost Love. He already has taken a significant step forward in branching out with the Veterans Day release of "Come Home America," a new original to honor our troops and support our veterans abroad. Prixe Fixe $150

NYC: NEW YEAR'S EVE AT 54 BELOW WITH CHITA RIVERA

Revered Broadway legend Chita Rivera rings in 2014 at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for a special New Year's Eve engagement on Tuesday, December 31st with performances at 7:00 & 11:00 pm. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous multi-course dinner and toast the future with one of Broadway's most beloved stars. Chita Rivera's illustrious career in musical theatre includes creating the roles of Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in the original production of Bye Bye Birdie and Velma Kelly in the original production of Chicago. Ms. Rivera has been nominated for Tony Awards nine times and was awarded the Tony twice as Leading Actress in a Musical: for The Rink and for her role in Kiss of the Spider Woman. She received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2002 as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama in 2009. Ms. Rivera will appear at 54 Below with her longtime trio: music director Michael Croiter, Michael Patrick Walker and Jim Donica. Chef Andr• J. Marrero has prepared a special four-course tasting menu for New Year's Eve. 7:00 pm: $300; 11:00 pm: $400.


NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE

New Year's Eve at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) will feature The Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe, with Special Guest Darmon Meader, with performances at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Featuring the finest musicians in New York! Tommy Igoe is one of the world's most prominent drummers and bandleaders. He began drumming at the age of 2 and has gone on to craft a unique and diverse career, traveling the world with Art Garfunkel, Blood Sweat and Tears, Dave Grusin, Stanley Jordan, and the New York Voices amongst many others others. For the last six years, his Birdland Big Band has been the most popular weekly music event in New York City, maintaining it's Friday residency at the iconic Birdland Jazz Club. Igoe is dedicated to world-class music education, writing a series of the world's best-selling books and DVD's and is a globally in-demand clinician. Recognized in both the jazz vocal and instrumental worlds, Darmon Meader is a highly respected vocalist, arranger and saxophonist. Darmon has achieved international recognition as the founder, musical director, chief arranger, composer, producer, saxophonist, and vocalist with New York Voices. 8:00 pm: $40-$50; 11:00: $50-$100 - there is a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHRIS BOTTI AT THE BLUE NOTE NEW YEAR'S EVE

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) welcomes back Chris Botti for his 9th holiday residency, Monday through Saturday, from Monday, December 16th through Sunday, January 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm, including special shows on Tuesday, December 31st. The show features Chris Botti, trumpet; Billy Kilson, drums; Leonardo Amuedo, guitar; Geoffrey Keezer, piano; Andy Ezrin, keys; Richie Goods, bass; Sy Smith, vocals; and Serena Mckinney, violin. Since the 2004 release of his critically acclaimed album When I Fall in Love, Botti has become America's largest-selling jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, achieving multiple gold and platinum certifications, four No. 1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, and this year, his first GRAMMY as a leader. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter and his incredible band have also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues. Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, Botti is joined on his new GRAMMY-winning Impressions by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, David Foster, and Caroline Campbell. There is a $85-$145 cover 8:00 show; $95-$175 cover 10:00 show.

NYC: WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET AT DIZZY'S

The Wynton Marsalis Septet will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on New Year's Eve on Tuesday, December 31st at 7:30 & 11:00 pm. The Wynton Marsalis Septet features the best of the best, with each legendary member a true leader on his instrument. Led by nine-time GRAMMY• Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis, the group's repertoire includes originals from Marsalis and his band mates, as well as a diverse selection of favorites from throughout jazz history. Members are Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Victor Goines, saxophone & clarinet; Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, saxophone; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Eric Reed, piano; Reginald Veal, bass; and Herlin Riley, drums. With an array of straight jazz, blues, bop, New Orleans music, and Marsalis' own extended compositions, music fans will find a lot to dig into during these sets. A shining example of polish and discipline, the group navigates these demanding pieces with deceptive ease, leaving room for expressive, subtle detail and off-the-cuff interaction. Most excitingly, every player gets plenty of time to solo - and these soloists are inexhaustible, endlessly resourceful, and nothing short of magnificent. Please make your tax-deductible contribution today in support of Jazz at Lincoln Center's mission and programs, and secure your seats for this exclusive week of performances. 7:00 show: $375 cover; 11:00 show: $550 cover per person includes one special tax-deductible contribution. See website for details. Reserve your seat now for this once-in-a-lifetime performance, and enjoy a four or five course meal (depending on set time), champagne, and a spectacular view of Central Park!

BOSTON: PIECES OF A DREAM WITH WANNETTA JACKSON AT SCULLERS

Pieces Of A Dream with Wannetta Jackson will perform for New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31st at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) with shows at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. Pieces of a Dream emerged out of Philadelphia's music scene in 1976. Keyboardist James Lloyd, drummer Curtis Harmon and former bassist Cedric Napoleon, were (and still are) managed by the drummer's father and uncle, Danny and Bill Harmon, respectively. The group based their name on "Pieces of Dreams," a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that the group performed. 8:00 pm, Dinner/Show: $309 per couple, Show only: $100 per couple; 11:00 Show: $370 per couple, Show only: $130 per couple


BOSTON: NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION WITH DWIGHT & NICOLE

Celebrate New Year's Eve with Dwight and Nicole at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Tuesday night, December 31st at 9:30 pm. Dwight & Nicole is an American Roots band formed by recording artists Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson. Their performances have inspired comparisons to some of the greats - Etta James & John Lee Hooker, The Rolling Stones & The Staple Singers - but it is their own fresh blend of spirited blues, rock, and gospel that will land them a spot among the celebrated music makers. They have garnered 4 Boston Phoenix award nominations, 6 Boston Music Award nominations and Nelson just nabbed a BMA for "Female Vocalist of The Year". Their music has already been featured on TV shows such as "Nikita" on CW, "The Forgotten" on ABC, "Missing" on Lifetime, and "The Cleaner" on A&E. They appeared as themselves on NBC's The Voice, and starred in the documentary film "Where's The Music At." They have performed live at countless world class venues and festivals around the world including Montreal Jazz Festival, Tanglewood, Life is good Festival, Symphony Hall, The Somerville Theatre, The Tennessee Theater, The Paradise, The Higher Ground, The Blue Note in NYC. $85 includes party favors and midnight toast.

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

Andrew Craig Productions presents Soul Nannies at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31st with sets from 8:00 pm. A brand-new 9 piece band, presenting you the very best in 1960•s and '70•s, R&B, Funk and Soul featuring performers: Andrew Craig, Gavin Hope, Krystle Blue, Anthony Brancati, Bryan Humphreys, Rich Grossman, Brooksey Brooks, Andrew Stewart, and Mackie Langford. Dinner: 5-course meal designed by Executive Chef Brad Macdonald with party favours and champagne at midnight. $300 per couple + tax and gratuities.


D.C.: NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH CAROLYN MALACHI

Carolyn Malachi performs at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31st at 7:00 pm. Carolyn combines straight-ahead Jazz, Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and lots of imagination. The independent, Grammy nominated artist and great-granddaughter of Jazz pianist John Malachi counts Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), Radiohead, and Sarah Vaughan among her greatest influences. Malachi promotes education through partnerships with the School Fund, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, FIAT and the Recording Academy. In 2013, Carolyn Malachi released a full-length album, GOLD. The GOLDen tour begins Spring 2014. Dinner/Show: $70; Show only: $30.


MARYLAND: NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY WITH HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES

Harold Melvin's Blue Notes will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31st at 8:00 pm. The Blue Notes consist of Donnell Gillespie, Rufus Thorne, Anthony Brooks, and John Morris. Donnell "Big Daddy" Gillespie sang with Melvin starting in 1990, and is one of the great lead singers of R&B music. Rufus "Fuss" Thorne has been a part of Harold's camp since the 1980s. Rufus' tenor voice and unique dance style help to keep the stage performance they are known for alive. Anthony Brooks stepped into the late Harold Melvin's place in the group. Tony keeps the smoothness in the group, and complements the baritone vocals of Mr. Gillespie. John Morris completes the sound of Harold Melvin's Blue Notes. The dining area ticket package for this New Year's Eve Party include a four-course dinner with dessert, two complimentary glasses of wine, beer, or mixed drinks, a champagne toast at midnight, noise makers, balloons, and party hats. The theater seats include admission and two complimentary glasses of wine, beer, or mixed drinks. Black tie optional. $85-$150.


FLORIDA: TOMMY TUNE AT THE ROYAL ROOM NEW YEAR'S EVE

Known as one of the most prolific director/choreographers of the twentieth century, Tommy Tune will star at the THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on New Year's Eve, Wednesday, December 31st at 8:30 pm (dinner served at 6:30 pm). Tommy Tune has enchanted audiences over the past 50 years with his charisma, vision and innovation. A native Texan, Mr. Tune began his career as a dancer in the Broadway shows Baker Street, A Joyful Noise and How Now Dow Jones. He would soon step out of the chorus and into a principal role in the Broadway musical Seesaw, which won him his first Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. His first Broadway directing and choreography credits were for the original production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Tune has been honored with nine Tony Awards celebrating him as a performer, choreographer and director (Best Actor in a Musical for My One and Only, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Seesaw, Best Choreography for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies, and Best Direction of a Musical for Nine, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies). $350 for four course dinner and show.

CHICAG0: FUNNY OLD BROADS: OY VEY HOLIDAYS

After an extended hit run, the Funny Old Broads are back with their holiday extravaganza at GORILLA TANGO THEATRE (7924 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL - 847-677-7761) - new songs, new jokes as well as some of the old favorites. Performances are on Thursday, December 19th at 7:30 pm; Saturday, December 21st at 8:00 pm; Sunday, December 22nd at 2:00 pm; Tuesday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) at 8:00 pm; and New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31st at 8:00 pm. Chicago's newest hit "Funny Old Broads," which opened July 18th and was extended twice, is opening a holiday show: FUNNY OLD BROADS OY VEY HOLIDAYS! This show will feature some of the Funny Old Broads most popular pieces as well as new holiday themed fun stuff. 'Funny Old Broads' Oy Vey Holidays' stars Stand-up Comic Caryn Bark, Sit-Down Comic Robin Riebman and Musical Comics The Boomer Babes (Pam Peterson and Jan Slavin). New Years Eve show includes complimentary champagne! Tickets are $25 ($36 on the 31st).


LOS ANGELES: NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH SHERYL LYNNE SMITH AND BRYAN PEZZONE

Vocalist Sheryl Lynne Smith, accompanied by world•renowned pianist Bryan Pezzone, star in a spectacular evening of music on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31st at LA TRAVIATA (301 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, CA - 562-432-8022) at 9:00 pm. Celebrate with a IV course dinner, music & dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight. It will be a special evening sure to resonate with you throughout the New Year! Sheryl Lynne Smith is a gifted vocalist who sings with effortless beauty, power and ease. It is her obvious joy of performing and exciting stage presence that enchants her audiences and has them asking for more. Bryan Pezzone is an amazing cross over pianist playing the genres of classical, jazz, theater, and contemporary. A perfect match for Sheryl's versatility. Bryan's credits include performances with numerous symphony orchestras throughout the country as close to home as the L.A. Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl. He has been the pianist virtually on all the cartoons from Warner Bros. and Disney from 1990-2002. You also may have heard him on Sheryl's CD "Sultry Songs for the Soul". $79


SAN FRANCISCO: NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS

The California Honeydrops will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. To those who have seen the California Honeydrops, it may come as a shock that the young frontman, Lech Wierzynski, was born in Warsaw, Poland. The son of Polish political refugees raised in Chicago and Washington DC, Lech was exposed to a wide range of musical influences. Like his early influences, Lech has the unique ability to carry a tune casually, conversationally and powerfully as well. But the California Honeydrops are not just another throwback band. After studying ethno-musicology at Oberlin College, Wierzynski arrived in Oakland, California in 2004. There, he couldn't help but to continue expanding his musical horizons. 8:00 pm: $36 -$49; 10:30 pm: $46-$59.


SAN FRANCISCO: NEW YEAR'S EVE AT FEINSTEIN'S WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

Celebrate New Year's Eve at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) with multi platinum, Emmy and Grammy Nominated, Michael Feinstein, the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook on Tuesday, December 31st with performances at 7:30 & 11:00 pm. All guests will receive a complimentary champagne toast and party favors as they celebrate the New Year with the Times Square revelers in New York City. 7:30 pm: $100-$150; 11:00 pm: $135-$395


LONDON: MISS HOPE SPRINGS NEW YEAR'S EVE SOIREE

Following last year's sold-out New Year's Eve Soiree at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), comedy cabaret chanteuse Miss Hope Springs will again be in residence on Tuesday, 31st December this year to commemorate the passing of the last twelve months and welcome in 2014. There will be two sizzling sets of Miss Hope's acclaimed original show songs performed live at the piano with her band and sprinkled liberally with seasonal seasoning. Add a pre-show dinner at Brasserie Zedel, complimentary canapes, a half bottle of Champagne, and dancing until the early hours with Miss Hope's personal DJ spinning hits from Bacharach to Bassey, and you have the perfect way to welcome in the New Year! Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: JENNA ESPOSITO & JIM VAN SLYKE WITH THE SONGS OF CONNIE FRANCIS AND NEIL SEDAKA

Jenna Esposito & Jim Van Slyke bring their show "Where The Hits Are: A Tribute to the Songs of Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka" to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, December 30th at 7:00 pm as part of The Broadway at Birdland concert series. Jenna and Jim will join together in celebration of the music of Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka with Fortune Esposito, musical director/ guitarist, with David Crone on piano, Rob Broelmann on bass, Dan Weiner on drums, Frank Petrocelli on sax, with Kelly Esposito-Broelmann & Rob Langeder on backup vocals. Neil Sedaka and Connie Francis are two of the most enduring legends in the history of popular music, and unbeknownst to many, each of them can attribute a great deal of their success to the other. Vocalists Jenna Esposito and Jim Van Slyke have been performing their tributes to Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka, respectively, to rave reviews around the country, and have finally brought them together. Join them on a rockin' and rollicking journey through the songbooks of Neil Sedaka and Connie Francis, including hits like "Stupid Cupid," "Laughter In TheRain," "Solitaire," "Where The Boys Are," and more. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: PEGGY KING & THE ALL-STAR JAZZ TRIO

Jazz songstress "pretty, perky Peggy King" performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, December 30th at 7:00 pm. King is one of the few, certifiable legends of the stage, screen, television and nightclubs still among us, having worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis to Andre Previn and Harry James. For more than four decades, the hard-driving All-Star Jazz Trio-pianist Andy Kahn, drummer Bruce Klauber and bassist Bruce Kamsinky-have been known, instrumentally and vocally, for their charismatic brand of swing and showmanship. The legendary Peggy King joins The All-Stars for her star turn, singing songs from the Great American Songbook and telling of her close personal relationships with many of the Songbook composers, and of her singular career in show business. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: EDIE BEALE LIVE AT RENO SWEENY

Gerald Duval, Edie's producer during the time of her appearance at Reno Sweeney has re-created the essence of those magical nights at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, December 30th at 9:30 pm. He will be using dialogue, songs, and text from the historic event resulting in a not-to-be-missed, intimate evening of theatre. Enjoy, experience, and witness what happened when Edie Beale was LIVE at Reno Sweeney. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


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

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

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

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

NYC: CHRIS BOTTI AT THE BLUE NOTE

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) welcomes back Chris Botti for his 9th holiday residency, Monday through Saturday, from Monday, December 16th through Sunday, January 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The show features Chris Botti, trumpet; Billy Kilson, drums; Leonardo Amuedo, guitar; Geoffrey Keezer, piano; Andy Ezrin, keys; Richie Goods, bass; Sy Smith, vocals; and Serena Mckinney, violin. Since the 2004 release of his critically acclaimed album When I Fall in Love, Botti has become America's largest-selling jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, achieving multiple gold and platinum certifications, four No. 1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, and this year, his first GRAMMY as a leader. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter and his incredible band have also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues. Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, Botti is joined on his new GRAMMY-winning Impressions by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, David Foster, and Caroline Campbell. There is a $40 cover.

NYC: WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET AT DIZZY'S

The Wynton Marsalis Septet will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Monday, December 26th through 31st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Wynton Marsalis Septet features the best of the best, with each legendary member a true leader on his instrument. Led by nine-time GRAMMY• Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis, the group's repertoire includes originals from Marsalis and his band mates, as well as a diverse selection of favorites from throughout jazz history. Members are Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Victor Goines, saxophone & clarinet; Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, saxophone; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Eric Reed, piano; Reginald Veal, bass; and Herlin Riley, drums. With an array of straight jazz, blues, bop, New Orleans music, and Marsalis' own extended compositions, music fans will find a lot to dig into during these sets. A shining example of polish and discipline, the group navigates these demanding pieces with deceptive ease, leaving room for expressive, subtle detail and off-the-cuff interaction. Most excitingly, every player gets plenty of time to solo - and these soloists are inexhaustible, endlessly resourceful, and nothing short of magnificent. Please make your tax-deductible contribution today in support of Jazz at Lincoln Center's mission and programs, and secure your seats for this exclusive week of performances. $125 per person includes one $35 cover and one special tax-deductible contribution of $90. See website for details. SEE DECEMBER 31st FOR SPECIAL TIMES AND PRICING

D.C.: MONTY ALEXANDER AT BLUES ALLEY

Monty Alexander will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Monday, December 27th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, he took his first piano lessons at age six but was largely self-taught. His musical collaborations span multiple genres and styles. In August 2000 Monty Alexander was awarded the title of Commander in the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for outstanding services to Jamaica in his capacity as worldwide music ambassador. Alexander maintains a rigorous touring schedule worldwide, from jazz clubs to concert halls and playing at Jazz Festivals. To date Monty Alexander has recorded over 70 albums as a leader. Call for cover/minimum information.


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