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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
JANUARY 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR January 6, 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 12th, 2014


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JANUARY 12th

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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: LORENZO POLESE DUO

Lorenzo Polese will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, January 12th at 12:30 pm as part of the clubs Young Artist Brunch Series. Lorenzo Polese is a Toronto-based saxophonist and composer and is currently a student studying Jazz Performance at York University. Having a love for all types of music, Lorenzo has worked with multiple groups and genres ranging from Jazz, Rhythm and blues to Bollywood. While also teaching music privately, Lorenzo has worked at public teaching facilities such as The National Music Camp of Canada. Lorenzo has studied with many instructors including: Ryan Oliver, Carlos Amaran, Ken Meyer, Tara Davidson, Sundar Viswanathan and Kelly Jefferson. In February 2013, Lorenzo started his own quintet "Glass Act". A vocal group that performs arrangements based on classic artists such as: Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra to modern day jazz artists like: Emilie-Claire Barlow, and Sara Gazarek. Lorenzo can also be seen playing around the Toronto area with his Trio "The LP3". 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: 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 Saturday & Sunday,January 11th & 12th at 4:00 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: 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: ROGER DAVIDSON AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

French born New York based composer and pianist, Roger Davidson will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, January 12th at 9:30 pm. Davidson has recorded five CD's devoted to Brazilian Jazz, including most recently a 2 disc set "Journey to Rio" (Soundbrush Records). He is regarded as an authentic voice of bossa nova and Brazilian jazz. His compositions and "expert touch" have been hailed by Brazilian and North American fans alike. Davidson tours and records in Brazil and performs regularly in NY with an ensemble that includes Brazilian drummers Adriano Santos and Marivaldo dos Santos (percussion) as well as Argentine bassist Pablo Aslan and Ivan Renta on saxophone. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: IMMA BE THAT NERD - NESHA WARD

"True Entertainer" Nesha Ward returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, January 12th at 7:00 pm with the show that "dazzled the audience" this summer. Using one of the most eclectic collections of songs by artists from Cat Stephens to Katy Perry from Nina Simone to Craig Carnelia, Nesha tackles subjects from Harry Potter to crushes to bad movies that we love to love. The show was conceived by Steven Strafford. Direction is by Matthew Kuehl and musical direction by William TN Hall. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: A ROUND-UP OF 2013 CD  RELEASES & RE-ISSUES, PART 2

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 2". 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: MARK JANAS' SALON: "AS TIME GOES BY!"

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 12th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "As Time Goes By!" Co-Host will be Bob Diamond. In the Salon Spotlight: Gretchen Reinhagen. 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.


NYC: BRIGHT STARS ON A JANUARY NIGHT

Bright Stars On A January Night, An Evening of Short Musical Tastings, will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, January 12th at 6:30 pm. The show stars Paul Byrom, Linda Eder, Fair Play: Original Cast Members of ONCE, Telly Leung, Mandy Gonzalez, The Skivvies, Tom Wopat and Judy Gold. rj productions and Hart Management bring you this all star evening, featuring the stars from Celtic Thunder, Jekyll & Hyde & Worldwide Concert stages, ONCE and Natasha Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, Godspell and Glee, In The Heights and Wicked, Rocky Horror Show , Sweeney Todd and All Shook Up and Dukes of Hazzard and Annie Get Your Gun. Each artist will offer short samplings of their full solo concerts, in this one night only concert event. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOEY ARIAS: BILLIE HOLIDAY CENTENNIAL CONCERT PREVIEW

Following 2 sold-out residencies at Joe's Pub; a headlining Valentine's Day show at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco; an Australian tour; and a 9-show run at the Soho Theatre in London, Joey Arias returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Sunday, January 12th at 9:30 pm with a sneak peak of a concert celebrating the centennial of Billie Holiday's birth (April 7, 2015). Famous for 'channeling' Holiday for over 20 years, Arias anticipates the centennial with a lushly orchestrated concert celebrating the singer in her prime, the trailblazing vocalist who left an indelible mark on the worlds of both jazz and pop music. There is a $35 cover.


NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA SUNDAYS

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill brings his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sundays at 9:00 & 11:00pm. Called the leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz", O'Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST JANE MONHEIT

John Pizzarelli Quartet with special guest Jane Monheit will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Saturday & Sunday, January 11th & 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Using performers like Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon & McCartney as touchstones, John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing. Monheit's sense of liberation is apparent throughout The Heart Of The Matter, the acclaimed, Grammy-nominated vocalist's ninth studio album. It can be felt in her wide- ranging choice of material, in the unique arrangements, and in her own fearless performances and interpretations. The diverse and very personal set of songs includes both familiar standards and compositions by Lennon/McCartney, Randy Newman, two songs by Ivan Lins, recorded in the original Portuguese, and, for the first time, a Monheit original. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: SIMON PHILLIPS' PROTOCOL II

Simon Phillips' Protocol II will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion or Jazz, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel. He is joined by Andy Timmons/guitar, Ernest Tibbs/bassist, and Steve Weingart/keyboards. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE COOKERS AT DIZZY'S

The Cookers (Billy Hart, drums; Cecil McBee, bass; Eddie Henderson, trumpet; David Weiss, trumpet; Billy Harper, tenor sax; George Cables, piano) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday. January 9th through 12th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Jazz veterans, colleagues, and kindred spirits they forge a world-class union. Taking their group name from a 1965 Freddie Hubbard album, The Night of the Cookers: Live at Club La Marchal, this exciting all-star sextet summons an aggressive mid-1960s spirit. Their repertoire includes a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals, marked by the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of the scene's heaviest hitters. The depth and power of their music speaks of the seasoned track record of its members, who, combined, have over 250 years of experience in the jazz world and have been a part of over 1,000 recordings. There is a $35-$45 cover.

D.C.: GERALD ALBRIGHT AT BLUES ALLEY

Gerald Albright will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Whether he is playing contemporary or straight-ahead jazz, Albright stands in a class all by himself. He is known for his swiftness on stage, his unique round sound which is percussive yet soulful. He has the ability to surprise the audience with something out of the ordinary. Albright gives his audience what they come for - a great show! Beginning in the late '80s Albright recorded numerous successful solo albums for Atlantic when he wasn't busy assisting an impressive, and mammoth, roster of popular R&B artists. Born in South Central Los Angeles, the saxophonist idolized James Brown and took much influence from Maceo Parker and Cannonball Adderley. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: MID-ATLANTIC COLLEGIATE JAZZ ORCHESTRA

The Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, January 12th at 7:30 pm. In just its sixth year, the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra has established itself as the premier collegiate all-star big band on the east coast. With past performances in New Orleans, New York, and Washington DC, the band's members are some of the finest up-and-coming jazz musicians, this year representing twelve different college and university jazz programs. This year's group will be led by the internationally renowned saxophonist and clinician Chris Vadala. One of the country's foremost woodwind artists, Chris Vadala is recognized as the Director of the Jazz Studies program at the University of Maryland, along with his long tenure as the standout woodwind artist for Chuck Mangione. Chris has performed with the most recognized names in Jazz and is among the most sought after clinicians in the country. There is a $12 cover.

CHICAGO: SINGERS' SALON AT 3160

THE SINGERS' SALON, an open mic for singers hosted by Wendy Parman takes place on the second Sunday of each month from 7:00 to 10:00 at CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969). In its second year, the Salon is a supportive environment for singers and musicians to gather, perform, try out material and hobnob. Singers and musicians in all genres and levels of ability welcome! Accompaniment provided by Dave Lenef, guitar and Justin Bowse, piano. No cover! 2 drink minimum. Free street parking on Sundays!

SAN FRANCISCO: AMEL LARRIEUX AT YOSHI'S

Amel Larrieux will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, January 10th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm, and Sunday, January 12th at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Larrieux rose to fame in the mid-1990s as a founding member of the duo Groove Theory along with Bryce Wilson. After leaving the group in 1999, she released her debut solo album, Infinite Possibilities, the following year on Epic Records. In late 2003, Larrieux founded her own independent label with her husband/producer Laru Larrieux, Blisslife Records, on which she has released three R&B Billboard chart-topping albums, Bravebird, Morning and Lovely Standards. She has toured consistently worldwide including the US and Japan. There is a $30-$40 cover.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: MARIA FRIEDMAN SINGS 'LENNY & STEVE'


Three-time Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman and her two-time Tony nominee musical director Jason Carr perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) nightly at 8:30 pm (8:00 pm Sundays) through January 19th. Together they explore the songs of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim in their critically acclaimed show 'Lenny & Steve', comparing and contrasting songs from their separate catalogues, as well as their joint masterpiece West Side Story. Songs include New York, New York, I Can Cook Too, Losing My Mind and Send In The Clowns. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: EVE FERRET: TWO SUNDAYS IN JANUARY

Eve Ferret's FABARET! is back for two magical Sunday nights as the special guest of Miss Hope Springs, temporarily filling the Sunday Night spot at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on January 12th and 19th at 8:00 pm. One of the most original performers on the stage today, oft likened to the Marx Brothers (all of them at the same time, except the silent one), Eve's Fabaret is a life enhancing mix of her own original songs and a completely unexpected choice of material that has audiences giving her standing ovations for her ebullience, wit and energy in a show full of chaos and nostalgia. Eve has music and performance in her veins via her Uncle Pierre Ferret who played with Django Reinhardt in the Hot Jazz Club of France. As an actress Eve has performed in David Bowie's Jazzin for Blue Jean video and in Absolute Beginners, Foreign Body and Gene Wilder's Haunted Honeymoon, as well as on television. Eve has long been a part of the London cultural scene, from singing at the infamous Blitz Club to hosting the Alternative Miss World alongside artist Andrew Logan. Eve is accompanied by her brilliant, virtuoso guitarist Roddy Matthews. Call for cover/minimum information.


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MELBOURNE: JANEEN FROM CLARINDA AT THE BUTTERFLY

Hot off the trails of Short & Sweet Cabaret, Janeen from Clarinda, talented cabaret performer Susie McCann, is moving up in the world! Come meet Janeen, a pink washing up glove wearing, sanitation engineer, bogan from Clarinda at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Sunday). She loves her hubby, Johnno and loooooves online dating. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - JANUARY 11th

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NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, January 11th & 25th at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: 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 Saturday & Sunday,January 11th & 12th at 4:00 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: PIERRE DE LA ROCHE MAKES HIS AMERICAN DEBUT HONORING CHARLES AZNAVOUR

Acclaimed French performer Pierre De La Roche, will make his American concert debut at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, January 9th at 9:00 pm; Friday, January 10th at 8:00 pm; and Saturday, January 11th at 5:00 pm. He will present his show "Salut Charles!" honoring the iconic entertainer Charles Aznavour. After the program's debut in a former silent movie theater in Berlin Delphi, the show has toured extensively in Germany and France. The evening features songs performed in French, English and German, including the hits Aznavour wrote like "Yesterday, When I Was Young." "You've Let Yourself Go" and "What Makes A Man a Man," in addition to classics he performs such as "La Mer (Beyond the Sea)" "Padam" and Lili Marleen." Mark Hartman serves as Music Director. There is a $20-$25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: "LIVE, LOVE, LEARN" WITH SARAH PECK, ROY GEORGE, AND COURTNEY SCHEER

Sarah Peck, Roy George, and Courtney Scheer present "Live, Love, Learn" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Saturday, January 11th at 6:30 pm. The show is features a number of song covers (music theater and off the radio) along with a few arrangements of well known pieces. The individual performers tell their own stories and how they have grown into where they are now in life, Their 3 paths meet eventually meld into one as the show progresses. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE SCREW YOU REVUE AT THE DUPLEX

Join Lady Winifred (Dewey Chaffee) and her best gal pal Miss Didi Panache (Douglas Edwards) with their unique brand of Vegas inspired, over-the-top, raunchy, improvised comedy at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Saturday, January 11th at 9:30 pm. The duo challenges the threshold of each audience by proving that absolutely no subject is taboo. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reserve at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/522446


NYC: SALLY SAYH AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Sally Sayh will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, January 11th at 9:30 pm. Sally is a native Californian who's been singing since childhood, yet she is a newcomer to the stage. Encouraged by friends and family to take the plunge, she has made a seamless transition to singing professionally. Her jewel like voice is at its best when framed in the genre of classic jazz standards and comes through as a gift to those in attendance. She has been working nightclubs and theaters in Florida for the past two years and is now expanding her horizon to the major markets and venues. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MARILYN MAYE WITH "MARILYN BY REQUEST"

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: JENNIFER LAURA THOMPSON MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

Jennifer Laura Thompson makes her 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut on Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 pm. She will present an evening of songs from her career on Broadway and off, sharing the moments that brought her from her Tony nominated role as Hope Cladwell in Urinetown: The Musical all the way to the Emerald City in Wicked and beyond. The highs, the lows, the thrills and the heartaches are all included as she sings from a collection of Broadway, Pop and Jazz songs chosen to tell her story. Musical Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: UTE LEMPER RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway's Chicago Ute Lemper for a return engagement on Wednesday, January 8th at 9:30 pm; Saturday, January 11th at 8:00 pm; Monday, January 13th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and Tuesday, January 14th at 9:30 pm. The journey starts in Berlin with Ute's repertoire of Brecht and Weill and classic cabaret songs and travels to the poetic universe of Jacques Brel & Edith Piaf. Then, join Ute's voyage as she continues to Argentina and Tango Nuevo and walks the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and New York, where she's made her home for fifteen years now. Discover musical ghosts who have their own tales of loss, love, passion, survival, rebellion & opposition to tell. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Saturday, January 11th at 6:30 pm. Aimee has a culturally rich background - Dominican and French Gypsy - and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KURT ELLING "PASSIONWORLD" AT BIRDLAND

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Kurt Elling will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Friday & Saturday, January 10th & 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. On his recent CD, Kurt Elling celebrated the legendary honeycomb of offices and studios in the heart of midtown Manhattan which served as the creative home for more than 160 tenants associated with the pop-music industry. "1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project" was an unexpected step, but one guaranteed to further solidify Elling's reputation for bold innovation and superb craftsmanship. For this engagement Elling hints at new directions with a retooled ensemble and project entitled "Passionworld" featuring pianists Gary Versace (Friday 1/10 only) and Gerald Clayton (Saturday 1/11 only), guitarist John McLean, bassist Clark Sommers, drummer Bryan Carter and special guest violinist Regina Carter (Saturday 1/11 only). There is a $45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST JANE MONHEIT

John Pizzarelli Quartet with special guest Jane Monheit will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Saturday & Sunday, January 11th & 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Using performers like Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon & McCartney as touchstones, John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing. Monheit's sense of liberation is apparent throughout The Heart Of The Matter, the acclaimed, Grammy-nominated vocalist's ninth studio album. It can be felt in her wide- ranging choice of material, in the unique arrangements, and in her own fearless performances and interpretations. The diverse and very personal set of songs includes both familiar standards and compositions by Lennon/McCartney, Randy Newman, two songs by Ivan Lins, recorded in the original Portuguese, and, for the first time, a Monheit original. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: SIMON PHILLIPS' PROTOCOL II

Simon Phillips' Protocol II will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion or Jazz, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel. He is joined by Andy Timmons/guitar, Ernest Tibbs/bassist, and Steve Weingart/keyboards. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE COOKERS AT DIZZY'S

The Cookers (Billy Hart, drums; Cecil McBee, bass; Eddie Henderson, trumpet; David Weiss, trumpet; Billy Harper, tenor sax; George Cables, piano) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday. January 9th through 12th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Jazz veterans, colleagues, and kindred spirits they forge a world-class union. Taking their group name from a 1965 Freddie Hubbard album, The Night of the Cookers: Live at Club La Marchal, this exciting all-star sextet summons an aggressive mid-1960s spirit. Their repertoire includes a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals, marked by the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of the scene's heaviest hitters. The depth and power of their music speaks of the seasoned track record of its members, who, combined, have over 250 years of experience in the jazz world and have been a part of over 1,000 recordings. There is a $35-$45 cover.

BOSTON: SAMMY FIGUEROA & HIS LATIN JAZZ EXPLOSION

Sammy Figueroa And His Latin Jazz Explosion perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Saturday, January 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Sammy Figueroa has long been regarded as one of the world's great musicians. As one of the world's leading percussionists he has played on countless records, providing the rhythmical framework for hundreds of hits. Well-known for his versatility and professionalism, he is one of the few percussionists equally comfortable in a multitude of styles, from R & B to rock to pop to bebop to Latin to Brazilian to New Age. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.


TORONTO: NEIL SWAINSON & DON THOMPSON: "TRANQUILITY" CD RELEASE

Neil Swainson and Don Thompson celebrate the release of their latest CD at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, January 9th through 11th at 9:00 pm. Toronto is blessed to be the home of Neil Swainson and Don Thompson, Canadian jazz icons who have graced literally thousands of stages across this country and around the world. Both have had long associations with jazz legends such as Rob McConnell, George Shearing, Joe Henderson, James Moody and Slide Hampton, to name a mere few; and, the two have shared the stage with one another countless times, but rarely in the piano-bass duo format. Jazz Bistro is very pleased to be the venue to launch an exciting duo recording by these two giants of jazz on Cornerstone Records: Tranquility.


D.C.: GERALD ALBRIGHT AT BLUES ALLEY

Gerald Albright will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Whether he is playing contemporary or straight-ahead jazz, Albright stands in a class all by himself. He is known for his swiftness on stage, his unique round sound which is percussive yet soulful. He has the ability to surprise the audience with something out of the ordinary. Albright gives his audience what they come for - a great show! Beginning in the late '80s Albright recorded numerous successful solo albums for Atlantic when he wasn't busy assisting an impressive, and mammoth, roster of popular R&B artists. Born in South Central Los Angeles, the saxophonist idolized James Brown and took much influence from Maceo Parker and Cannonball Adderley. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: RALPH PETERSON SEXTET AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Ralph Peterson Sextet will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, January 10th & 11th at with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. For nearly 25 years, Ralph Peterson has been one of the distinctive and recognizable drummers in jazz. Ralph played in the Jazz Messenger Big Band until Art Blakey's passing. He has recorded albums for BlueNote records receiving rave reviews. His recording and touring resume includes jazz greats like Terrence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine, David Murray, The Count Basie Orchestra, Betty Carter, and Michael Brecker. There is a $25 cover.

MARYLAND: PHILLIP "DOC" MARTIN AT BETHESDA BLUES

Phillip "Doc" Martin performs at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Saturday, January 11th at 8:00 pm. Balancing the rigors of life as a board certified Dentist with the grind of life as an independent artist is no small feat. That's why when Phillip "Doc" Martin pulls it off with such ease and skill it's awe inspiring. For him, it's just another "Good Day At Work", which is why his latest CD is so appropriately titled. The release of his fourth studio albumproves that Phillip "Doc" Martin is no flash in the pan. Boasting a strong resume of chart successes from his previous CDs; "Doc Martin" is a rising star who's powerful, heartfelt melodies are wooing live audiences on stages in the US and internationally. And if Martin has his way, music fans all of world over will soon find themselves enjoying a "good day at work" thanks to the intoxicating sounds of his alto saxophone! There is a $25 cover.

FLORIDA: STEVE TYRELL AT THE ROYAL ROOM IN JANUARY

Steve Tyrell returns in January for his sixth engagement in the THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) where he made his debut in January 2008. Performances are scheduled for Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 7th through 25th at 8:00 pm.The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II, Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. At the request of the Sinatra family and Quincy Jones, Tyrell was the featured performer with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at their season opening concert in which Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Also at the request of the Sinatra family, he reprised that performance this past May at Carnegie Hall. This is one of the rare times the family has reached into the vault of original Sinatra arrangements to share them with another artist. Tuesday through Thursday: $135 for prix fixe dinner & show; $70 for show only. Friday & Saturday: $150 for prix fixe dinner & show; $85 for show only.

SAN FRANCISCO: CHEYENNE JACKSON WITH "I'M BLUE, SKIES"

After wowing audiences as Tony in recent San Francisco Symphony concert performances of West Side Story, star of stage and screen, Cheyenne Jackson, returns to San Francisco to make his FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) debut for two performances only, on Friday, January 10th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, January 11th at 7:00 pm. Multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson recently released an album of original music called "I'm Blue, Skies." In 2012 he released his first three singles "Drive," the Top 40 hit "Before You," and "Don't Wanna Know," all produced by Thomas "Tawgs" Salter. Combining stage, film, television, and concerts, Cheyenne continues to have one of the most diverse careers in entertainment. He was recently seen in Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" in early 2014. Cheyenne has appeared in a number of films, including the 2006 Academy Award-nominated "United 93," "The Green" opposite Julia Ormond and Ileana Douglas, "Price Check" with Parker Posey, and "Lola Versus." Upcoming 2014 films include "Lucky Stiff" with Jason Alexander and the late Dennis Farina, "Beautiful Now, Opening Night" opposite Anthony Rapp, "Mutual Friends," Neil Labute's new miniseries "Full Circle," with David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Julian Mahon and Ally Sheedy, and "Love Is Strange," opposite John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, and Alfred Molina. There is a $50-$65 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: THE MUSIC AND UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP OF COLE PORTER AND IRVING BERLIN

Pamela Joy and the Mike Greensill Trio present 'Strange Bedfellows: The music and unlikely friendship of Cole Porter and Irving Berlin' at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787 - ) on Saturday, January 11th at 8:00 pm. Irving Berlin was a dirt-poor Russian Jewish emigrant with no formal education. Cole Porter was the Ivy League-educated scion of a wealthy WASP family. And yet, the two men became the best of friends. Pamela Joy and the Mike Greensill Trio will explore the one thing the two songwriters had in common: a wealth of original, witty, moving music that has stood the test of time. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: CAROLE J BUFFORD AT CRAZY COQS

Carole J. Bufford will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 7th through 11th at 8:00 pm. Carole doesn't sing simple love songs. In her critically acclaimed show, BODY AND SOUL which makes its London debut at Crazy Coqs, she sings songs fueled by burning passion - songs of lust, longing, anger, sorrow, obsession, even bitter hatred. These are the musical equivalents of emotional earthquakes. Culled from Broadway, blues, rock 'n' roll, pop and country sources, this is a show unlike any other you've seen, performed by a young artist who has quickly emerged as a star thanks to her uniquely original, theatrical style. Carole has become one of the most sought after young performers in the US since performing in the 2009 NY Cabaret Convention. Her recent shows, speak easy and Body & Soul earned her rave reviews across the board, including in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Carole is the recipient of a 2013 Nightlife Award and 2011 Bistro Award. She has been featured in numerous Siegel Productions concerts at The Town Hall as well as the long running 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock at Feinstein's at The Loew's Regency. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: MARIA FRIEDMAN SINGS 'LENNY & STEVE'


Three-time Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman and her two-time Tony nominee musical director Jason Carr perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) nightly at 8:30 pm (8:00 pm Sundays) through January 19th. Together they explore the songs of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim in their critically acclaimed show 'Lenny & Steve', comparing and contrasting songs from their separate catalogues, as well as their joint masterpiece West Side Story. Songs include New York, New York, I Can Cook Too, Losing My Mind and Send In The Clowns. Call for cover/minimum information.


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MELBOURNE: JANEEN FROM CLARINDA AT THE BUTTERFLY

Hot off the trails of Short & Sweet Cabaret, Janeen from Clarinda, talented cabaret performer Susie McCann, is moving up in the world! Come meet Janeen, a pink washing up glove wearing, sanitation engineer, bogan from Clarinda at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Sunday). She loves her hubby, Johnno and loooooves online dating. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: THE DANA LORGE VARIETY SHOW AT THE MET

The Dana Lorge Variety Show returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, January 10th at 7:00 pm. Dana is joined by Barry Levitt on piano & Jon Burr on bass. Her guests this month are actor/singer Risa Benson; The Magic Garden's Carole Demas; actor/comic Ellen Karis; actor/comic Adam Shapiro; and vocalist Peggy Herman. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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


NYC: JEFFERY & COLE: OLDER AND WISER AT THE DUPLEX

After a completely sold-out run last summer, internet comedy duo Jeffery Self and Cole Escola bring their smash hit live comedy show back to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) for five performances only, on Thursday & Friday, January 8th & 10th, plus Thursday through Saturday, January 16th thrpugh 18th, all shows at 9:30 pm. "Jeffery & Cole: Older and Wiser" is the first time Jeffery and Cole have performed together since their cult favorite TV show "Jeffery & Cole Casserole" was cancelled three years ago. Part sitcom, part sketch show, and part depressing orgy, "Jeffery & Cole: Older and Wiser" is the kind of show that makes you feel like you're a part of something special. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: PIERRE DE LA ROCHE MAKES HIS AMERICAN DEBUT HONORING CHARLES AZNAVOUR

Acclaimed French performer Pierre De La Roche, will make his American concert debut at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, January 9th at 9:00 pm; Friday, January 10th at 8:00 pm; and Saturday, January 11th at 5:00 pm. He will present his show "Salut Charles!" honoring the iconic entertainer Charles Aznavour. After the program's debut in a former silent movie theater in Berlin Delphi, the show has toured extensively in Germany and France. The evening features songs performed in French, English and German, including the hits Aznavour wrote like "Yesterday, When I Was Young." "You've Let Yourself Go" and "What Makes A Man a Man," in addition to classics he performs such as "La Mer (Beyond the Sea)" "Padam" and Lili Marleen." Mark Hartman serves as Music Director. There is a $20-$25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE / BROADWAY / HOLLYWOOD

Dallas DuBois and her merry band of drag stars put a bawdy twist on some of your favorite pop culture icons in a series of cult hit pop culture revues whicj run on alternate Fridays at 10:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). The group presents the Magic Kindom themed DISTORTED DIZNEE, the Great White Way tribute DISTORTED BROADWAY and the new Silver Screen inspired DISTORTED HOLLYWOOD. This trio of Las Vegas-style drag extravaganzas feature drag stars Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Brenda Dharling, Dallas DuBois and more. For the holidays, they will present DISTORTED KRISTMESS, all of your holiday favorites are run past a dirty funhouse mirror. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Tickets available at 212-352-3101 or https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/495

NYC: ALIX KOREY CELEBRATES ETHEL MERMAN

After years of critics invoking comparisons to the legendary Ethel Merman, Broadway and cabaret star Alix Korey (All Shook Up, Pirates of Penzance, Triumph of Love) brings her celebration of Merman to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, January 10th at 8:00 pm. Korey along with musical director Christopher Marlowe and director Scott Barnes present a tribute to the the great Merman: songs she made famous, songs you never knew she sang, and stories you've never heard before. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NATALIE WEISS AT 54 BELOW

Broadway's Natalie Weiss makes her NYC "Concert Comeback" at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, January 10th at 11:00 pm. She will present brand new arrangements of pop favorites, highlights from her EP and maybe even an interactive "Breaking Down The Riffs" segment. She danced through the Ozdust Ballroom in Wicked, she survived the French revolution in Les Miz, she's shared the stage with Sherie Rene Scott in Everyday Rapture and you tuned in to watch her on American Idol when she was a season four semi-finalist. Now, the creator of the wildly popular web series, "Breaking Down the Riffs", she returns to the NYC concert stage after 3 years, and does some riffing of her own at 54 Below. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE

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


NYC: KURT ELLING "PASSIONWORLD" AT BIRDLAND

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Kurt Elling will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Friday & Saturday, January 10th & 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. On his recent CD, Kurt Elling celebrated the legendary honeycomb of offices and studios in the heart of midtown Manhattan which served as the creative home for more than 160 tenants associated with the pop-music industry. "1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project" was an unexpected step, but one guaranteed to further solidify Elling's reputation for bold innovation and superb craftsmanship. For this engagement Elling hints at new directions with a retooled ensemble and project entitled "Passionworld" featuring pianists Gary Versace (Friday 1/10 only) and Gerald Clayton (Saturday 1/11 only), guitarist John McLean, bassist Clark Sommers, drummer Bryan Carter and special guest violinist Regina Carter (Saturday 1/11 only). There is a $45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NY BRASS & HERITAGE FEST - REBIRTH BRASS BAND

The Rebirth Brass Band, a New Orleans institution, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Friday, January 7th through 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Formed in 1983 by the now infamous Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of brass funk has won over several generations of music lovers, and in a post-Katrina world, their name and music have become the soundtrack to their musically rich hometown. In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down. There is a $25-$35 cover.


NYC: SIMON PHILLIPS' PROTOCOL II

Simon Phillips' Protocol II will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion or Jazz, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel. He is joined by Andy Timmons/guitar, Ernest Tibbs/bassist, and Steve Weingart/keyboards. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE COOKERS AT DIZZY'S

The Cookers (Billy Hart, drums; Cecil McBee, bass; Eddie Henderson, trumpet; David Weiss, trumpet; Billy Harper, tenor sax; George Cables, piano) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday. January 9th through 12th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Jazz veterans, colleagues, and kindred spirits they forge a world-class union. Taking their group name from a 1965 Freddie Hubbard album, The Night of the Cookers: Live at Club La Marchal, this exciting all-star sextet summons an aggressive mid-1960s spirit. Their repertoire includes a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals, marked by the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of the scene's heaviest hitters. The depth and power of their music speaks of the seasoned track record of its members, who, combined, have over 250 years of experience in the jazz world and have been a part of over 1,000 recordings. There is a $35-$45 cover.

BOSTON: BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY AT SCULLERS

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday, January 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. 2013 marked the 20th Anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's remarkable arrival onto the music scene. In it's first years, having secured their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world-in the middle of the grunge era, no less-that it was still cool to swing, big band style. Dinner/Show: $85 Show only: $45.

TORONTO: NEIL SWAINSON & DON THOMPSON: "TRANQUILITY" CD RELEASE

Neil Swainson and Don Thompson celebrate the release of their latest CD at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, January 9th through 11th at 9:00 pm. Toronto is blessed to be the home of Neil Swainson and Don Thompson, Canadian jazz icons who have graced literally thousands of stages across this country and around the world. Both have had long associations with jazz legends such as Rob McConnell, George Shearing, Joe Henderson, James Moody and Slide Hampton, to name a mere few; and, the two have shared the stage with one another countless times, but rarely in the piano-bass duo format. Jazz Bistro is very pleased to be the venue to launch an exciting duo recording by these two giants of jazz on Cornerstone Records: Tranquility.


D.C.: GERALD ALBRIGHT AT BLUES ALLEY

Gerald Albright will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Whether he is playing contemporary or straight-ahead jazz, Albright stands in a class all by himself. He is known for his swiftness on stage, his unique round sound which is percussive yet soulful. He has the ability to surprise the audience with something out of the ordinary. Albright gives his audience what they come for - a great show! Beginning in the late '80s Albright recorded numerous successful solo albums for Atlantic when he wasn't busy assisting an impressive, and mammoth, roster of popular R&B artists. Born in South Central Los Angeles, the saxophonist idolized James Brown and took much influence from Maceo Parker and Cannonball Adderley. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: RALPH PETERSON SEXTET AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Ralph Peterson Sextet will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, January 10th & 11th at with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. For nearly 25 years, Ralph Peterson has been one of the distinctive and recognizable drummers in jazz. Ralph played in the Jazz Messenger Big Band until Art Blakey's passing. He has recorded albums for BlueNote records receiving rave reviews. His recording and touring resume includes jazz greats like Terrence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine, David Murray, The Count Basie Orchestra, Betty Carter, and Michael Brecker. There is a $25 cover.

FLORIDA: STEVE TYRELL AT THE ROYAL ROOM IN JANUARY

Steve Tyrell returns in January for his sixth engagement in the THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) where he made his debut in January 2008. Performances are scheduled for Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 7th through 25th at 8:00 pm.The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II, Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. At the request of the Sinatra family and Quincy Jones, Tyrell was the featured performer with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at their season opening concert in which Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Also at the request of the Sinatra family, he reprised that performance this past May at Carnegie Hall. This is one of the rare times the family has reached into the vault of original Sinatra arrangements to share them with another artist. Tuesday through Thursday: $135 for prix fixe dinner & show; $70 for show only. Friday & Saturday: $150 for prix fixe dinner & show; $85 for show only.

SAN FRANCISCO: AMEL LARRIEUX AT YOSHI'S

Amel Larrieux will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, January 10th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm, and Sunday, January 12th at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Larrieux rose to fame in the mid-1990s as a founding member of the duo Groove Theory along with Bryce Wilson. After leaving the group in 1999, she released her debut solo album, Infinite Possibilities, the following year on Epic Records. In late 2003, Larrieux founded her own independent label with her husband/producer Laru Larrieux, Blisslife Records, on which she has released three R&B Billboard chart-topping albums, Bravebird, Morning and Lovely Standards. She has toured consistently worldwide including the US and Japan. There is a $30-$40 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: SHEELAGH MURPHY AT SOCIETY CABARET

Sheelagh Murphy is bringing her songs and stories to SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday, January 10th at 8:00 pm. As a jazz and blues singer Sheelagh is no stranger to the crazy broken paths that lead us to love. Hear your own stories through the music of Nina Simone, Billy Holiday, Nat King Cole and many more sung in a sultry style that will wash those troubles away, and don't worry, the only strings attached are on the instruments! Sheelagh is joined by the Caleb Herring on piano and Grammy winning Viola player Keith Lawrence. Sheelagh Murphy is a talented vocalist with a wide range and sassy style. Acting and singing in the bay area for the past 11 years, Sheelagh has played stages from New York to LA. She released her first record "I'll Take You Dreaming", an album of Lullabies for children in 2010. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: CHEYENNE JACKSON WITH "I'M BLUE, SKIES"

After wowing audiences as Tony in recent San Francisco Symphony concert performances of West Side Story, star of stage and screen, Cheyenne Jackson, returns to San Francisco to make his FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) debut for two performances only, on Friday, January 10th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, January 11th at 7:00 pm. Multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson recently released an album of original music called "I'm Blue, Skies." In 2012 he released his first three singles "Drive," the Top 40 hit "Before You," and "Don't Wanna Know," all produced by Thomas "Tawgs" Salter. Combining stage, film, television, and concerts, Cheyenne continues to have one of the most diverse careers in entertainment. He was recently seen in Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" in early 2014. Cheyenne has appeared in a number of films, including the 2006 Academy Award-nominated "United 93," "The Green" opposite Julia Ormond and Ileana Douglas, "Price Check" with Parker Posey, and "Lola Versus." Upcoming 2014 films include "Lucky Stiff" with Jason Alexander and the late Dennis Farina, "Beautiful Now, Opening Night" opposite Anthony Rapp, "Mutual Friends," Neil Labute's new miniseries "Full Circle," with David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Julian Mahon and Ally Sheedy, and "Love Is Strange," opposite John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, and Alfred Molina. There is a $50-$65 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: CAROLE J BUFFORD AT CRAZY COQS

Carole J. Bufford will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 7th through 11th at 8:00 pm. Carole doesn't sing simple love songs. In her critically acclaimed show, BODY AND SOUL which makes its London debut at Crazy Coqs, she sings songs fueled by burning passion - songs of lust, longing, anger, sorrow, obsession, even bitter hatred. These are the musical equivalents of emotional earthquakes. Culled from Broadway, blues, rock 'n' roll, pop and country sources, this is a show unlike any other you've seen, performed by a young artist who has quickly emerged as a star thanks to her uniquely original, theatrical style. Carole has become one of the most sought after young performers in the US since performing in the 2009 NY Cabaret Convention. Her recent shows, speak easy and Body & Soul earned her rave reviews across the board, including in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Carole is the recipient of a 2013 Nightlife Award and 2011 Bistro Award. She has been featured in numerous Siegel Productions concerts at The Town Hall as well as the long running 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock at Feinstein's at The Loew's Regency. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: MARIA FRIEDMAN SINGS 'LENNY & STEVE'


Three-time Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman and her two-time Tony nominee musical director Jason Carr perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) nightly at 8:30 pm (8:00 pm Sundays) through January 19th. Together they explore the songs of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim in their critically acclaimed show 'Lenny & Steve', comparing and contrasting songs from their separate catalogues, as well as their joint masterpiece West Side Story. Songs include New York, New York, I Can Cook Too, Losing My Mind and Send In The Clowns. Call for cover/minimum information.


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MELBOURNE: JANEEN FROM CLARINDA AT THE BUTTERFLY

Hot off the trails of Short & Sweet Cabaret, Janeen from Clarinda, talented cabaret performer Susie McCann, is moving up in the world! Come meet Janeen, a pink washing up glove wearing, sanitation engineer, bogan from Clarinda at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Sunday). She loves her hubby, Johnno and loooooves online dating. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

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NYC: I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE AT SNAPPLE CENTER

An All-Star concert will take place on January 9th to help raise funds for another All-Star show that will take place just two-a-half weeks later. The first show, "I Love The Nightlife" will be a 90 minute spectacular that will include a post show party. It will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 9th in the JERRY ORBACH THEATER AT THE SNAPPLE CENTER (210 West 50th Street - 212-921-7862). Among the stars that will be performing are Karen Akers (Tony Nominee), Charles Busch (Tony Nominee), Jim Caruso (2X Nightlife Award Winner), Scott Coulter (2X Nightlife Award Winner), Gregg Edelman (4X Tony Nominee), Adam Feldman (Critic From Time Out Ny and Singer), Debbie Gravitte (Tony Winner), Maxine Linehan (Cabaret Star: "An American Journey"), William Michals (Lincoln Center Production of South Pacific), Carolyn Montgomery-Forant (Nightlife Award Winner), Elizabeth Stanley (Broadway And Cabaret Star), And more Stars Soon to be Announced! Ticket Info: Premium Seating $100 (front 2 Rows, with post show reception); Prime Seating $75 (3rd or 4th rows, with post-show reception); General Admission: $40.

NYC: JEFFERY & COLE: OLDER AND WISER AT THE DUPLEX

After a completely sold-out run last summer, internet comedy duo Jeffery Self and Cole Escola bring their smash hit live comedy show back to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) for five performances only, on Thursday & Friday, January 8th & 10th, plus Thursday through Saturday, January 16th thrpugh 18th, all shows at 9:30 pm. "Jeffery & Cole: Older and Wiser" is the first time Jeffery and Cole have performed together since their cult favorite TV show "Jeffery & Cole Casserole" was cancelled three years ago. Part sitcom, part sketch show, and part depressing orgy, "Jeffery & Cole: Older and Wiser" is the kind of show that makes you feel like you're a part of something special. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW - GUEST IS NORBERT LEO BUTZ
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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: PIERRE DE LA ROCHE MAKES HIS AMERICAN DEBUT HONORING CHARLES AZNAVOUR

Acclaimed French performer Pierre De La Roche, will make his American concert debut at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, January 9th at 9:00 pm; Friday, January 10th at 8:00 pm; and Saturday, January 11th at 5:00 pm. He will present his show "Salut Charles!" honoring the iconic entertainer Charles Aznavour. After the program's debut in a former silent movie theater in Berlin Delphi, the show has toured extensively in Germany and France. The evening features songs performed in French, English and German, including the hits Aznavour wrote like "Yesterday, When I Was Young." "You've Let Yourself Go" and "What Makes A Man a Man," in addition to classics he performs such as "La Mer (Beyond the Sea)" "Padam" and Lili Marleen." Mark Hartman serves as Music Director. There is a $20-$25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY: THE SARAH VAUGHAN PROJECT

Ann Hampton Callaway brings her show 'The Sarah Vaughan Project' to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, January 9th at 7:00 pm. Ann Hampton Callaway is a multiplatinum-selling singer, composer, lyricist, pianist, and actress. Song selections will include "Like Someone In Love", "Misty", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Chelsea Bridge", "Night in Tunisia", "Send in the Clowns", and "Like A Lover". There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WILL & ANTHONY NUNZIATA: BROADWAY, OUR WAY

Will & Anthony Nunziata make their 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut with a special one-night only concert "Broadway, Our Way". The singers, actors and recording artists have won acclaim for their concert and symphony performances throughout the country and around the world putting their fresh take on pop standards, Broadway showstoppers, as well as contemporary and classic Italian music. The concert includes fresh arrangements of some of the greatest songs ever written for the stage including Once in a Lifetime, Make Someone Happy, Being Alive, Somewhere, Lily's Eyes, and their signature mash-ups of songs including Who Can I Turn To/ What Kind of Fool Am I? The brothers will be joined by their three-piece swinging band comprised of pianist Alvin Hough, Jr., drummer Jeremy Yaddaw and bassist Adam Neely. There is a $35-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SARA GAZAREK PREVIEWS NEW MUSIC

West-Coast Jazz Vocalist Sara Gazarek previews new music at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday, January 9th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Sara Gazarek is a gifted artist with a singular sound and vision. Steeped in the tradition of jazz, she is also deeply informed by contemporary songwriters and performers. Her influences range from Nick Drake and Harry Nilsson to Duke Ellington and Irene Kral. Her most recent release, Blossom & Bee (Palmetto), produced by organist Larry Goldings, featured guest artist John Pizzarelli and gained her a new level of acclaim as one of the finest young vocalists in jazz. Known for offering emotionally expansive standards, Sara creates uncommonly memorable originals too, all delivered with a thoughtful poignancy and rich, supple tones. She will debut new music she's written and feature selections from Blossom & Bee. Her engagement will mark the first time in five years she has performed in New York City due to international touring in Asia and Europe and considerable USA touring and work on the West Coast. She will be joined by her stellar Los Angeles-based band of nine years: pianist Josh Nelson (Natalie Cole, Monk Competition finalist); bassist Sam Minaie (Tigran Hamasayan); and drummer Zach Harmon (Terence Blanchard). Guitarist Randy Napoleon (Freddy Cole) will also be featured. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NY BRASS & HERITAGE FEST - REBIRTH BRASS BAND

The Rebirth Brass Band, a New Orleans institution, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Friday, January 7th through 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Formed in 1983 by the now infamous Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of brass funk has won over several generations of music lovers, and in a post-Katrina world, their name and music have become the soundtrack to their musically rich hometown. In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down. There is a $25-$35 cover.


NYC: SIMON PHILLIPS' PROTOCOL II

Simon Phillips' Protocol II will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion or Jazz, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel. He is joined by Andy Timmons/guitar, Ernest Tibbs/bassist, and Steve Weingart/keyboards. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE COOKERS AT DIZZY'S

The Cookers (Billy Hart, drums; Cecil McBee, bass; Eddie Henderson, trumpet; David Weiss, trumpet; Billy Harper, tenor sax; George Cables, piano) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday. January 9th through 12th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Jazz veterans, colleagues, and kindred spirits they forge a world-class union. Taking their group name from a 1965 Freddie Hubbard album, The Night of the Cookers: Live at Club La Marchal, this exciting all-star sextet summons an aggressive mid-1960s spirit. Their repertoire includes a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals, marked by the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of the scene's heaviest hitters. The depth and power of their music speaks of the seasoned track record of its members, who, combined, have over 250 years of experience in the jazz world and have been a part of over 1,000 recordings. 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.


BOSTON: JANIS SIEGAL: NEW CD NIGHTSONG

Janis Siegal will introduce her new CD 'Nightsong' at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Thursday, January 9th at 8:00 pm. This latest project, her first self- produced venture, is a collection of late night love songs, features some of N.Y.'s most inventive musicians including pianist/arranger John di Martino, Steve Khan, Dominick Farinacci, Joel Frahm , Luisito Quintero and Christian McBride. The record continues to explore various fusions of Latin rhythm coupled with contemporary songs and a jazz/pop vocal sensibility. Nine-time Grammy winner and a seventeen-time Grammy nominee, Janis Siegel has over a dozen solo albums. With The Manhattan Transfer, Janis' sang lead on some of the Transfer's biggest hits, such as "Operator," "Chanson D'Amour," "Twilight Zone," "Birdland," "Ray's Rockhouse," "Sassy," "Spice of Life," "Mystery," and "The Boy from N.Y.C.". She also gained a reputation as a vocal arranger by writing five of the charts for the group's acclaimed masterwork, Vocalese, seven charts for the group's Grammy-winning album Brazil, and won a Grammy herself in 1980 for her arrangement of "Birdland." Her second solo album, At Home, earned her a Grammy nomination in 1987 for Best Female Jazz Vocals. She collaborated with jazz pianist Fred Hersch on the 1989 album, Short Stories, which JazzTimes ranked "among the most graceful, thoroughly heartbreaking efforts of the modern era, thanks to her rich, emotive vocals." That same year, the New York Music Awards named her Best Female Jazz Singer. Siegel rejoined Hersch in the making of Slow Hot Wind in 1995, and The Tender Trap in 1999. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SAM DICKINSON

Sam Dickinson will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Thursday, January 9th 1t 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Sam began piano when he was 5, then switched to guitar at the age of 8. He was in the Humber College Community Music program for 6 years beginning in 2004. Sam has played at venues all over Canada as well as in Manhattan, Boston, Washington DC, Louisville, around the Burgundy area of France, and in Atina Italy, sharing the stage with the likes of Danilo Perez, Jerry Bergonzi, Jack DeJohnette, Pat LaBarbara and Kirk MacDonald. He has studied with musicians like Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Brad Shepik, Ted Quinlan, Lorne Lofsky, David Occhipinti, Geoff Young, and Emile D'eon. There is no cover charge.

TORONTO: NEIL SWAINSON & DON THOMPSON: "TRANQUILITY" CD RELEASE

Neil Swainson and Don Thompson celebrate the release of their latest CD at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, January 9th through 11th at 9:00 pm. Toronto is blessed to be the home of Neil Swainson and Don Thompson, Canadian jazz icons who have graced literally thousands of stages across this country and around the world. Both have had long associations with jazz legends such as Rob McConnell, George Shearing, Joe Henderson, James Moody and Slide Hampton, to name a mere few; and, the two have shared the stage with one another countless times, but rarely in the piano-bass duo format. Jazz Bistro is very pleased to be the venue to launch an exciting duo recording by these two giants of jazz on Cornerstone Records: Tranquility.


D.C.: GERALD ALBRIGHT AT BLUES ALLEY

Gerald Albright will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Whether he is playing contemporary or straight-ahead jazz, Albright stands in a class all by himself. He is known for his swiftness on stage, his unique round sound which is percussive yet soulful. He has the ability to surprise the audience with something out of the ordinary. Albright gives his audience what they come for - a great show! Beginning in the late '80s Albright recorded numerous successful solo albums for Atlantic when he wasn't busy assisting an impressive, and mammoth, roster of popular R&B artists. Born in South Central Los Angeles, the saxophonist idolized James Brown and took much influence from Maceo Parker and Cannonball Adderley. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: ANDREW NEU AT BETHESDA BLUES

Blending a unique mix of jazz, R&B, classical and Latin music, Andrew Neu will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, January 9th at 7:30 pm. Neu is one of the most exciting, multi-genre musicians today. Andrew is well respected throughout the industry for his work as a saxophonist, woodwind player, arranger, composer and recording artist. Whether he's in concert as a solo artist or a sideman, Neu's musicianship and powerful stage presence continue to get the attention of audiences and critics alike. Passionate best describes him. Regularly touring the world with Bobby Caldwell, Diane Schuur and Smokey Robinson, Neu has shared the stage with Elton John, Patti Labelle, Mellissa Manchester, Mel Torme, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Four Tops, and The Temptations among others. He has also recorded as a soloist with Bobby Caldwell, Sister Sledge, Manhattan Transfer, Peter White, David Sanborn, Steve Oliver, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson and Buddy DeFranco. Fueled by the international success of 'Inspire' (2000) and 'In Clear View' (2007), Andrew made his debut on NuGroove Records with 'Try Something Neu' (2009). Debuting in the top 20 on the Smooth Jazz charts it was produced by Brian Bromberg, Chuck Loeb and Gerald Veasley. 'Everything Happens for a Reason' (2013) promises to be Andrew's best album yet featuring Bromberg, Jeff Lorber, Rick Braun, Bobby Caldwell, great horns and a full orchestra. A long time member of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, Andrew has also been featured as a soloist and an arranger with the Brian Pastor Big Band and the Dave Stahl Band. He has recorded CDs with both bands. Andrew leads an all-star big band in Los Angeles along with trumpeter, Anthony Bonsera.


FLORIDA: STEVE TYRELL AT THE ROYAL ROOM IN JANUARY

Steve Tyrell returns in January for his sixth engagement in the THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) where he made his debut in January 2008. Performances are scheduled for Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 7th through 25th at 8:00 pm.The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II, Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. At the request of the Sinatra family and Quincy Jones, Tyrell was the featured performer with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at their season opening concert in which Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Also at the request of the Sinatra family, he reprised that performance this past May at Carnegie Hall. This is one of the rare times the family has reached into the vault of original Sinatra arrangements to share them with another artist. Tuesday through Thursday: $135 for prix fixe dinner & show; $70 for show only. Friday & Saturday: $150 for prix fixe dinner & show; $85 for show only.

SAN FRANCISCO: ANDY McKEE PLUS JANET NOGUERA AT YOSHI'S

Andy McKee will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, January 9th at 8:00 pm. He is joined by vocalist Janet Noguera. Andy McKee's acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass doghouse bass-and-banjo duo, and virtually anything else his pastoral compositions and tasteful covers require. In 10 years and 5 CDs, he's written an oeuvre that globally inspires and intrigues music fans. His robust 200 dates-a-year tour itinerary often spanning domestic rural to the exotically remote, from Arizona to Zimbabwe and everything in between and his fans-first commitment, make him a worldwide ambassador for a new era in acoustic virtuosity. Andy's imaginative and masterful approach to the instrument and his Guitar Masters tour franchise - a tour package of edgy progressives - is helping to redefine our conception of acoustic guitar. Recently he's garnered plum exposure touring with Dream Theater (where he played to 10,000 in Mexico City) and Eric Johnson (who made a rare acoustic showing on the Guitar Masters Tour) where he's been able to share his unique artistry with a wide and diverse audience. Fans of sophisticated holiday music had the opportunity to hear Andy on Josh Groban's GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum Christmas album, Noel. There is a $31 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: TOM WOPAT: "I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER"

Tom Wopat performs at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063 - ) for one night only on Thursday, January 9th at 8:00 pm. Broadway audiences adore him for his performances in Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, 42nd Street, Glengarry Glen Ross, Catch Me If You Can, City of Angels, Guys & Dolls, A Catered Affair and Sondheim on Sondheim, and most recently the award winning A Trip to Bountiful, among others. But he is probably best known and remembered the world over as Luke Duke from the long running hit television series "The Dukes of Hazzard!" All it takes is a phrase or two from Tom Wopat's warm, engaging baritone to trigger the desire to hear more. And the more one listens, the better it gets - from the way he finds the heart of a song's story to his lyrical phrasing and his gently swinging, jazz-infused rhythms. Born on a small dairy farm in Lodi, Wisconsin, Tom Wopat began singing and dancing in school musicals when he was 12 years old. Upon graduating high school, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in Madison to study music, at one point leaving to be the lead singer and trombone player in a rock band. It is no surprise he went on to become a successful recording artist with the albums "A Little Bit Closer," "Don't Look Back Now," and "Learning to Love," not to mention Top 20 country hits such as "The Rock and Roll of Love" and "Susannah." With the 2000 release of his album, "Still of the Night," Tom Wopat introduced a new dimension to his talent. The star of TV and Broadway effortlessly reinvents a set of beautiful standards in a smooth, intimate and sexy style reminiscent of the crooners of the 40s and 50s. With his latest release, "I've Got Your Number," Tom's musical expedition has traveled into even more colorful territory. Wopat's versatility was there from the beginning and on full display in a career covering all areas of entertainment - from his television work to high visibility Broadway roles and recent feature films notably Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: CAROLE J BUFFORD AT CRAZY COQS

Carole J. Bufford will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 7th through 11th at 8:00 pm. Carole doesn't sing simple love songs. In her critically acclaimed show, BODY AND SOUL which makes its London debut at Crazy Coqs, she sings songs fueled by burning passion - songs of lust, longing, anger, sorrow, obsession, even bitter hatred. These are the musical equivalents of emotional earthquakes. Culled from Broadway, blues, rock 'n' roll, pop and country sources, this is a show unlike any other you've seen, performed by a young artist who has quickly emerged as a star thanks to her uniquely original, theatrical style. Carole has become one of the most sought after young performers in the US since performing in the 2009 NY Cabaret Convention. Her recent shows, speak easy and Body & Soul earned her rave reviews across the board, including in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Carole is the recipient of a 2013 Nightlife Award and 2011 Bistro Award. She has been featured in numerous Siegel Productions concerts at The Town Hall as well as the long running 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock at Feinstein's at The Loew's Regency. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: MARIA FRIEDMAN SINGS 'LENNY & STEVE'


Three-time Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman and her two-time Tony nominee musical director Jason Carr perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) nightly at 8:30 pm (8:00 pm Sundays) through January 19th. Together they explore the songs of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim in their critically acclaimed show 'Lenny & Steve', comparing and contrasting songs from their separate catalogues, as well as their joint masterpiece West Side Story. Songs include New York, New York, I Can Cook Too, Losing My Mind and Send In The Clowns. Call for cover/minimum information.


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MELBOURNE: JANEEN FROM CLARINDA AT THE BUTTERFLY

Hot off the trails of Short & Sweet Cabaret, Janeen from Clarinda, talented cabaret performer Susie McCann, is moving up in the world! Come meet Janeen, a pink washing up glove wearing, sanitation engineer, bogan from Clarinda at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Thursday through Sunday, January 9th through 12th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Sunday). She loves her hubby, Johnno and loooooves online dating. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NEW ENGLAND: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURING TEDDY EDGAR

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, January 8th the featured guest will be Teddy Edgar. Pianist for the open mic is Tom LaMark. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).


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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: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, Thank You For Being A Friend returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for its third limited-run engagement. Performances are Wednesdays in January at 7:00 pm. This unauthorized musical parody inspired by the beloved TV sitcom "The Golden Girls," features book by Nick Brennan, music by Jeff Thomson, and lyrics by Luke Jones and Cisco Cardenas. In the show four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a wicker-filled bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Ricky Martin moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues! This newly revised production will feature original cast members Chad Ryan, Luke Jones, and Nick Brennan with newcomer John De Los Santos. The production team features Jonathan Pennington (Director), Cisco Cardanez (Assistant Director/Stage Manager), John De Los Santos (Choreographer), Luke Jones and Nick Brennan (Set Design), Timothy Hart (Lighting), Jessa-Raye Court (Costumes) and Doug Repetti (Sound). There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Reservations at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/929670

NYC: SCOTT SIEGEL'S BROADWAY BALLYHOO WEDNESDAYS

The Broadway Ballyhoo returns after a holiday break and continues this Wednesday at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for an open-ended run that will play every Wednesday night at 10:30 pm. The Ballyhoo features a different musical revue, with new stars and different great show tunes, every single week! Scott Siegel hosts. Ian Herman is the Musical Director. The lineup this week includes Broadway stars Jana Robbins & Rita Harvey; cabaret/jazz vocalist Laurie Krauz; and vocalist Justin Talkington. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THIS CAN'T BE LOVE: THE SONGS OF RODGERS & HART WITH TRAVIS MOSER

Travis Moser's new show 'This Can't Be Love: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart' will be performed on Wednesday, January 8th at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). The show celebrates one of the most prolific and legendary songwriting duos of all time. Travis Moser takes the audience on a journey through the Rodgers and Hart songbook, while offering backstage and personal stories about the songs and the shows from which they came. This Can't Be Love features new arrangements of some of Rodgers and Hart's most beloved songs by musical director Steven Silverstein. Travis is excited to share the stage with special guest Samantha Shafer from Broadway's West Side Story, South Pacific, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and the upcoming Rocky. Travis and Samantha will be performing selections including "This Can't Be Love," Nobody's Heart (Belongs to Me)," "Manhattan," "My Funny Valentine" and many more. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: UTE LEMPER RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway's Chicago Ute Lemper for a return engagement on Wednesday, January 8th at 9:30 pm; Saturday, January 11th at 8:00 pm; Monday, January 13th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and Tuesday, January 14th at 9:30 pm. The journey starts in Berlin with Ute's repertoire of Brecht and Weill and classic cabaret songs and travels to the poetic universe of Jacques Brel & Edith Piaf. Then, join Ute's voyage as she continues to Argentina and Tango Nuevo and walks the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and New York, where she's made her home for fifteen years now. Discover musical ghosts who have their own tales of loss, love, passion, survival, rebellion & opposition to tell. There is a $40-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOSH FREILICH & FRIENDS AT 54 BELOW

Composer Josh Freilich will make his 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut with 12 of his closest friends, old and new, performing songs from his various bodies of work, from stand-alone to The Star Child. Josh will also be premiering new works from his upcoming musicals, Carlotta and Color War: The Summer Camp-y Musical. There is a $20 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: DARYL SHERMAN

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte. The show on Wednesday, January 8th features Daryl Sherman, Singer/Pianist, with Boots Maleson, bass. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

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

NYC: THE BEEGIE ADAIR TRIO WITH SPECIAL GUEST MONICA RAMEY

The legendary Beegie Adair Trio will be playing the historic BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Wednesday, January 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Joining the trio will be special guest, vocalist Monica Ramey. Their performances, as a trio and with Ms. Ramey, have consistently energized sold out audiences. Adair's albums have dominated the jazz charts and album sales while Ramey's sophomore album, produced by Adair and bassist Roger Spencer, are creating a reinvigorated excitement among the jazz world. Ms. Adair and Ms. Ramey are thrilled to return to Birdland and to bring their musical mates, Roger Spencer and Chris Brown, to NYC for a special "One Night Only" performance. Jazz fans around the world agree with critics about The Beegie Adair Trio's sophisticated and listenable jazz performances, and have made their recordings among the biggest sellers in the jazz world. Under the guidance of her esteemed mentors and friend, Ramey is quickly catching the attention of jazz fans, critics and musicians. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NY BRASS & HERITAGE FEST - REBIRTH BRASS BAND

The Rebirth Brass Band, a New Orleans institution, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Friday, January 7th through 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Formed in 1983 by the now infamous Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of brass funk has won over several generations of music lovers, and in a post-Katrina world, their name and music have become the soundtrack to their musically rich hometown. In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down. There is a $25-$35 cover.


NYC: JANIS SIEGEL CD RELEASE TOUR

A nine-time Grammy winner and a seventeen-time Grammy nominee, Janis Siegel will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 7th & 8th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Siegel has over a dozen solo albums. With The Manhattan Transfer, Janis' sang lead on some of the Transfer's biggest hits, such as "Operator," "Chanson D'Amour," "Twilight Zone," "Birdland," "Ray's Rockhouse," "Sassy," "Spice of Life," "Mystery," and "The Boy from N.Y.C.". She also gained a reputation as a vocal arranger by writing five of the charts for the group's acclaimed masterwork, Vocalese, seven charts for the group's Grammy-winning album Brazil, and won a Grammy herself in 1980 for her arrangement of "Birdland." Janis continues to tour with The Manhattan Transfer and her own band, continues to teach and do masterclasses, all while she gears up for her newest solo CD release "NightSongs" on Palmetto Records. This latest project, her first self- produced venture, is a collection of late night love songs, features some of N.Y.'s most inventive musicians including pianist/arranger John di Martino, Steve Khan, Dominick Farinacci, Joel Frahm , Luisito Quintero and Christian McBride. The record continues to explore various fusions of Latin rhythm coupled with contemporary songs and a jazz/pop vocal sensibility. There is a $30-$45 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE JESSICA JONES QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Jessica Jones Quartet (Jessica Jones and Tony Jones, tenor saxophone; Kenny Wollesen, drums; Stomu Takeishi, bass; and special guests Candace Jones, vocals, and Levi Jones, bass) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, January 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. They bring an unusually varied mix of sounds and influences to the stage, making it difficult to predict what styles will be highlighted in any given performance. At the same time, the wide range of music is surprisingly approachable, thoughtfully written and arranged, and makes for a well-paced set. Though group members span the jazz and avant-garde scenes, this particular group stays mostly within the framework of traditional jazz, making its experimental sensibilities amount to a stimulating extra dose of risk-taking that doesn't overwhelm. The eclectic musical backgrounds of the band members infuse the music with the energy and creativity of new textures while remaining firmly rooted in the jazz tradition. There is a $30 cover.


NEW JERSEY: 88th BIRTHDAY GALA FOR BUCKY PIZZARELLI AT THE BICKFORD THEATRE

Bucky Pizzarelli will be celebrating his 88th birthday in a grand way at a Birthday Bash Celebration on Tuesday, January 7th at 8:00 pm at THE BICKFORD THEATRE (6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ). The show will feature 3 guitarists who have all grown up with and studied and played with the iconic Bucky Pizzarelli: Gene Bertoncini, who shared the Tonight Show Band seat with Bucky, has been a long time friend and playing partner; Frank Vignola, who plays with Bucky frequently has always held a special place in is heart for this master of the seven-string guitar; and Ed Laub, who began his relationship with Bucky at the age of 16 when he became one of his first students on the 7-string guitar 46 years ago. Today Ed and Bucky work as a duo on a steady basis whenever Bucky is not playing with his ultimate partner, his son, John Pizzarelli. $20 in advance - $25 at the door.

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

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

BOSTON: SIMON PHILLIPS' PROTOCOL II

Simon Phillips' Protocol II will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, January 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion or Jazz, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel. He is joined by Andy Timmons/guitar, Ernest Tibbs/bassist, and Steve Weingart/keyboards. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.


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

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


D.C.: THE KENNY WRIGHT EXPERIENCE

Bassist songwriter Kenny Wright leads a world class unit in 'The Kenny Wright Experience' at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, January 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. His group has been featured in concert with acts such as Roy Ayers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Glady's Knight, Natalie Cole, Kim Waters, Walter Beasley, Angela Bofills, Vickie Winans, The Whispers, The Stylistics, Tevin Campbel and others. As an independent producer Kenny has produced five solo CD's. As a bassist he has performed with, The Temptations Revue, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Bobbi Humphreys, Damon Harris, Michael White, Oscar Brown Jr, Richard Dimples Fields, Roger Collins, Curtis Pope and The Midnight Movers and others. Kenny currently plays a flamenco style of bass guitar that is completely original and quite unique. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: BILLY THOMPSON AT BETHESDA BLUES

Billy Thompson will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, January 8th at 7:30 pm. Billy Thompson has been delivering guitar work that has electrified audiences in the USA and throughout Europe, setting the tone for this veteran musician's sizzling performances, both live and in studio. In his original music, he combines world class slide guitar, searing licks and soulful vocals with a unique amalgamation of styles including blues, rock, funk, New Orleans and R&B. Billy Thompson is performing in support of his highly anticipated new release, "Friend." Along with Billy's touring players, this CD hosts guest appearances from Bill Payne (Little Feat, J.J. Cale), Ron Holloway (Warren Hayne...s, Tedeschi/Trucks), James "Hutch" Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt, Neville Brothers), Kenny Gradney (Little Feat, Delaney & Bonnie) and Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker). "Friend" was just nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album of 2013 by Blues411. There is a $10 cover.


FLORIDA: STEVE TYRELL AT THE ROYAL ROOM IN JANUARY

Steve Tyrell returns in January for his sixth engagement in the THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) where he made his debut in January 2008. Performances are scheduled for Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 7th through 25th at 8:00 pm.The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II, Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. At the request of the Sinatra family and Quincy Jones, Tyrell was the featured performer with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at their season opening concert in which Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Also at the request of the Sinatra family, he reprised that performance this past May at Carnegie Hall. This is one of the rare times the family has reached into the vault of original Sinatra arrangements to share them with another artist. Tuesday through Thursday: $135 for prix fixe dinner & show; $70 for show only. Friday & Saturday: $150 for prix fixe dinner & show; $85 for show only.

SAN FRANCISCO: THE YOUNG DUBLINERS

The Young Dubliners will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, January 8th at 8:00 pm. The Young Dubliners are quite possibly Celtic rock's hardest working band, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more. Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called 'Celtic Rock,' that label, as labels often can be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it's not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. There is a $23 cover.

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LONDON: CAROLE J BUFFORD AT CRAZY COQS

Carole J. Bufford will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 7th through 11th at 8:00 pm. Carole doesn't sing simple love songs. In her critically acclaimed show, BODY AND SOUL which makes its London debut at Crazy Coqs, she sings songs fueled by burning passion - songs of lust, longing, anger, sorrow, obsession, even bitter hatred. These are the musical equivalents of emotional earthquakes. Culled from Broadway, blues, rock 'n' roll, pop and country sources, this is a show unlike any other you've seen, performed by a young artist who has quickly emerged as a star thanks to her uniquely original, theatrical style. Carole has become one of the most sought after young performers in the US since performing in the 2009 NY Cabaret Convention. Her recent shows, speak easy and Body & Soul earned her rave reviews across the board, including in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Carole is the recipient of a 2013 Nightlife Award and 2011 Bistro Award. She has been featured in numerous Siegel Productions concerts at The Town Hall as well as the long running 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock at Feinstein's at The Loew's Regency. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: MARIA FRIEDMAN SINGS 'LENNY & STEVE'


Three-time Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman and her two-time Tony nominee musical director Jason Carr perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) nightly at 8:30 pm (8:00 pm Sundays) through January 19th. Together they explore the songs of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim in their critically acclaimed show 'Lenny & Steve', comparing and contrasting songs from their separate catalogues, as well as their joint masterpiece West Side Story. Songs include New York, New York, I Can Cook Too, Losing My Mind and Send In The Clowns. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: 88th BIRTHDAY GALA FOR BUCKY PIZZARELLI AT THE CUTTING ROOM

Bucky Pizzarelli will be celebrating his 88th birthday in a grand way at a Birthday Bash Celebration on Tuesday, January 7th at 8:00 pm at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900). The show will feature 3 guitarists who have all grown up with and studied and played with the iconic Bucky Pizzarelli: Gene Bertoncini, who shared the Tonight Show Band seat with Bucky, has been a long time friend and playing partner; Frank Vignola, who plays with Bucky frequently has always held a special place in is heart for this master of the seven-string guitar; and Ed Laub, who began his relationship with Bucky at the age of 16 when he became one of his first students on the 7-string guitar 46 years ago. Today Ed and Bucky work as a duo on a steady basis whenever Bucky is not playing with his ultimate partner, his son, John Pizzarelli. $20 in advance - $25 at the door.

NYC: EDDIE BRUCE RETURNS TO NEW YORK WITH "A MEDLEY OF MEDLEYS"

After being a hit this fall as a guest singer with The Philly POPS' 60-piece orchestra, Eddie Bruce returns to New York to perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for one night only on Tuesday, January 7th at 7:00 pm. Eddie has created a new show that is packed with great music, more than anyone could include typically in a one-hour show. This great entertainer is calling his new show: "A Medley of Medleys." Bruce has medleys that are tributes to such composers as Sammy Cahn, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Burt Bachrach and Jimmy Webb. There are medleys that are connected because, for example, they may say the same thing but have totally different titles. Some of the songs running through various medleys include "Come Fly with Me" and "Teach Me Tonight" from Sinatra's swingin' years, a medley called Berlin Bossas by Bruce with unique arrangements of such favorites as "They Say It's Wonderful," "Change Partners" and "Isn't it a Lovely Day". More glimpses into the show are "What's New Pussycat" and selections of "MacArthur Park". There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, January 7th at 7:00 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


NYC: 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: TOM WOPAT AT 54 BELOW

Tom Wopat returns once more to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, January 7th at 7:00 pm. All it takes is a phrase or two from Tom Wopat's warm, engaging baritone to trigger the desire to hear more. And the more one listens, the better it gets - from the way he finds the heart of a song's story to his lyrical phrasing and his gently swinging, jazz-infused rhythms. Wopat's dynamic live show features songs from his critically acclaimed new album, I've Got Your Number, in which he performs new arrangements of Great American songbook classics, as well as contemporary songs of Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and more. At first glance, that could be viewed as a surprisingly diverse program of material from a performer who may be best known for his starring role in the '80s hit television series The Dukes of Hazzard. But his versatility was there from the beginning, and on full display in a career reaching from his television work of the '70s and '80s to high visibility Broadway roles in 1999's Annie Get Your Gun and 2008's A Catered Affair (he received Tony Award nominations for both), as well as Chicago, 42nd Street, Sondheim on Sondheim, and most recently the Tony-Award winning play The Trip To Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JENNIFER LAURA THOMPSON MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

Jennifer Laura Thompson makes her 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut on Tuesday, January 7th at 8:30 pm and Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 pm. She will present an evening of songs from her career on Broadway and off, sharing the moments that brought her from her Tony nominated role as Hope Cladwell in Urinetown: The Musical all the way to the Emerald City in Wicked and beyond. The highs, the lows, the thrills and the heartaches are all included as she sings from a collection of Broadway, Pop and Jazz songs chosen to tell her story. Musical Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE, HOSTED BY SUSIE MOSHER

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents BACKSTAGE, Broadway's Tuesday night cocktail party/songfest, hosted by Susie Mosher at 10:30 pm. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Mosher guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform. Members of the "Backstage repertory company", featuring some of New York's most exciting musical theatre talent, are on hand each week to sing everything from Schwartz to Sondheim. Special guest stars on January 7th are Sarah Rice (original Johanna in Sweeney Todd), Christine Pedi (Chicago, NEWSical), Rachel Lorin Filsoof, Ernesto Villalobos, and Martina Sykes. . No cover charge, $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LAUREN KINHAN "CIRCLE IN A SQUARE" CD RELEASE CELEBRATION

Jazz vocalist Lauren Kinhan will celebrate the release of her new CD "Circle in a Square" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday, January 7th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. She will be joined on stage by Andy Ezrin (piano), David Finck (bass), Ben Wittman (drums) and Donny McCaslin (sax) plus special guests. Vocalist and Composer Lauren Kinhan has been creating genre-merging music for years as evidenced on her CD's, Avalon (E One 2010) and Hardly Blinking (2000) and her contributions to New York Voices' many recordings. Her musical ideas shake up the traditional confines of jazz, pop and everything in between and offer instead, the listener an experience led by an accomplished creative and curious mind. Her training in jazz and deep connection to soul music has developed a voice that is expressive and fearless while her love of prose keep her dreaming of ways to lead her listeners on different adventures. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NY BRASS & HERITAGE FEST - REBIRTH BRASS BAND

The Rebirth Brass Band, a New Orleans institution, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Friday, January 7th through 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Formed in 1983 by the now infamous Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands while at the same time incorporating modern music into their show. Their signature brand of brass funk has won over several generations of music lovers, and in a post-Katrina world, their name and music have become the soundtrack to their musically rich hometown. In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down. There is a $25-$35 cover.


NYC: JANIS SIEGEL CD RELEASE TOUR

A nine-time Grammy winner and a seventeen-time Grammy nominee, Janis Siegel will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 7th & 8th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Siegel has over a dozen solo albums. With The Manhattan Transfer, Janis' sang lead on some of the Transfer's biggest hits, such as "Operator," "Chanson D'Amour," "Twilight Zone," "Birdland," "Ray's Rockhouse," "Sassy," "Spice of Life," "Mystery," and "The Boy from N.Y.C.". She also gained a reputation as a vocal arranger by writing five of the charts for the group's acclaimed masterwork, Vocalese, seven charts for the group's Grammy-winning album Brazil, and won a Grammy herself in 1980 for her arrangement of "Birdland." Janis continues to tour with The Manhattan Transfer and her own band, continues to teach and do masterclasses, all while she gears up for her newest solo CD release "NightSongs" on Palmetto Records. This latest project, her first self- produced venture, is a collection of late night love songs, features some of N.Y.'s most inventive musicians including pianist/arranger John di Martino, Steve Khan, Dominick Farinacci, Joel Frahm , Luisito Quintero and Christian McBride. The record continues to explore various fusions of Latin rhythm coupled with contemporary songs and a jazz/pop vocal sensibility. There is a $30-$45 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WESSELL "WARMDADDY" ANDERSON SEXTET

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson Sextet (Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, alto saxophone; Wess Anderson IV, trombone; Sullivan Fortner, piano; Nathan Brown, bass; Zane Rodulfo, drums; Ed Perkin, vocals) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday & Tuesday, January 6th & 7th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Brooklyn native Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson is a former long-time member of both the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and he is a superb bandleader in his own right. This winter he brings us a new group, featuring his son Wess Anderson IV on trombone and a diverse band spanning multiple generations. Expect a nice selection of straight ahead jazz and bop, with vocals by New Orleans native Ed Perkins and a spotlight on Anderson's athletic saxophone playing. There is a $35 cover.


TORONTO: BILL McBIRNIE TRIO: "FIND YOUR PLACE" CD RELEASE

Toronto's Bill McBirnie will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, January 7th at 8:00 pm. McBirnie is widely considered to be one of today's foremost jazz flutists, known for his outstanding technique as well as an exceptional ability as an improviser in the bebop, swing and Latin idioms. McBirnie's longstanding commitment to the instrument has earned him consistently unequivocal acclaim and awards, both here in Canada and abroad; including Flutist of the Year (Jazz Report Awards), winner of all three of the Jazz Flute (1) Soloist, (2) Masterclass and (3) Big Band Competitions (National Flute Association in the USA), Best Jazz Album (Toronto Independent Music Awards) and nomination for Best Jazz Album (Independent Music Awards in the USA). Featuring Bernie Senensky on Hammond B3 and Anthony Michelli on drums, "Find Your Place" is the latest album by Bill McBirnie, including compositions by Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Gigi Gryce, Cole Porter, the Beatles, as well as brand new originals. There is a $15 cover.


D.C.: BRIAN CHRISTOPHER AT BLUES ALLEY

Brian Christopher will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, January 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Christopher is an independent r&b singer and event host from the Washington DC Area known for his smooth crooning performances and his jazz influenced musical style. Christopher released his debut album "All of Me" in 2010. The lead single "I Wonder" won the New Music competition (Majic 102.3FM Washington DC) and sparked several local and out of town performance dates. In addition to performing, Christopher produces a monthly podcast called "Soulful Groovin Radio" that features independent music. He also hosts a weekly showcase called "The Blend" which was created to bridge the artistic gap between indie artists, music lovers and local businesses. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: ALAN JAY PALMER TRIO

Alan Jay Palmer will be Artist in Residence at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800), performing every Tuesday in January with shows at 7:00 & 8:30 pm. Palmer was born in Washington D.C. and attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Alan was exposed to Jazz piano through his first teacher John Malachi and listening to Thelonious Monk , Mingus, and John Coltrane recordings that a neighborhood friend had. At that time, Alan was beginning to play around D.C. with different Go Go bands and developing his Jazz chops at Lettumplay with Fred Foss, Webster Young and other D.C. Jazz Legends. After high school, Alan attended the famous African American Music Department at The University of Hartford now known as The Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz. While at the conservatory, Alan studied piano and orchestration from Jaki Byard and Hotep Galeta, and began his close mentorship with the master alto saxophonist/educator, Jackie McLean. Alan became Jackie's close disciple and assistant in Music History and Jazz Education. He was the first student ever entrusted to teach Jackie McLean's famous course "The Origin of Man and Music." During his senior year at Hartt Alan joined The Jackie McLean Quintet and toured Europe and Japan with the band. He also recorded his debut album with Jackie McLean on "Rhythm of the Earth" contributing four original compositions. A true dedicated musician, Currently Alan has now emerged as the leader of the BAP TRIO and THE NEW SOIL big bang and as a new composer in NYC. A talented actor, Alan recently performed in the Living Theatre's revival of Jack Gelber's play The Conection, also contributing new music. Alan has taught music to thousands of students and continues to conduct workshops and master-classes throughout the world. There is a $10 cover.


FLORIDA: STEVE TYRELL AT THE ROYAL ROOM IN JANUARY

Steve Tyrell returns in January for his sixth engagement in the THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) where he made his debut in January 2008. Performances are scheduled for Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 7th through 25th at 8:00 pm.The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II, Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. At the request of the Sinatra family and Quincy Jones, Tyrell was the featured performer with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at their season opening concert in which Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. Also at the request of the Sinatra family, he reprised that performance this past May at Carnegie Hall. This is one of the rare times the family has reached into the vault of original Sinatra arrangements to share them with another artist. Tuesday through Thursday: $135 for prix fixe dinner & show; $70 for show only. Friday & Saturday: $150 for prix fixe dinner & show; $85 for show only.

SF: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

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

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LONDON: CAROLE J BUFFORD AT CRAZY COQS

Carole J. Bufford will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 7th through 11th at 8:00 pm. Carole doesn't sing simple love songs. In her critically acclaimed show, BODY AND SOUL which makes its London debut at Crazy Coqs, she sings songs fueled by burning passion - songs of lust, longing, anger, sorrow, obsession, even bitter hatred. These are the musical equivalents of emotional earthquakes. Culled from Broadway, blues, rock 'n' roll, pop and country sources, this is a show unlike any other you've seen, performed by a young artist who has quickly emerged as a star thanks to her uniquely original, theatrical style. Carole has become one of the most sought after young performers in the US since performing in the 2009 NY Cabaret Convention. Her recent shows, speak easy and Body & Soul earned her rave reviews across the board, including in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Carole is the recipient of a 2013 Nightlife Award and 2011 Bistro Award. She has been featured in numerous Siegel Productions concerts at The Town Hall as well as the long running 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock at Feinstein's at The Loew's Regency. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: SEAN MAHONY'S SONGS OF JANUARY

Sean Mahony brings his show 'Songs of January' to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, January 6th at 7:00 pm. Between Christmas not being totally over, or not being actually started in some cases, and Amahl's Night Visitors, and the Greek god Ianus (or Janus), we'll have songs that obviously must be sung and songs that link to January's thoughtful themes of beginnings, passages and epiphanies, with music ranging from Mahler, Menotti, Menken, Bernstein and Weill. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY ON 22ND STREET

The hit bimonthly cabaret series Broadway On 22nd Street continues at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, January 6th at 7:00 pm. The series that brings some of the most talented Broadway perfomers down to the Metropolitan Room to perform. On January 6th the series welcomes Richard E. Waits, Quinn M. Bass, Will Perez, Lindsay Aster and more will feature each performer doing a mini set of 4 songs. This month each performer will pick 2 songs from one specific Broadway Show. Tracy Stark musical directs the evening. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: NOW YOU KNOW: AN EVENING OF STEVE, LENNY - AND ANNIE

Ann Morrison ia back at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) after her hit sell-out show September! With backstage stories woven in and around songs from two of her musical mentors: Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, Broadway vet Ann Morrison tells it Like It Was. Join her for an evening of classic show stoppers when Ann (Merrily We Roll Along, Lovemusik, Goblin Market) shares her intriguing and unusual life journey. After being embraced with a thunderous ovation this past May when she made a special guest appearance in 54 Below's Sondheim Unplugged series, it became clear that Annie needed to come back to New York City and her musical roots. This evening of classic Broadway songs will be under the music direction of Michael Sebastian. With guests Huck Walton and Liz Callaway. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: BROADWAY TRIVIA NIGHT: UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY EDITION

It will be BROADWAY TRIVIA NIGHT: UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY EDITION at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, January 6th at 11:30 pm, hosted by 54 Below's own Director of Programming, Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The shows, actors, theaters, songs, and wild stories from Tepper's recently published book are all fair game for this Trivia Night, so get studying! If you know the difference between McHale's and Dinty Moore's, or remember which now-famous director once took a swig of Liza Minnelli's drink as a kid, you may just have the edge in this month's competition. Have you often found yourself at pub quizzes or trivia nights struggling to answer questions over sports and science but dominating the Broadway/TV/Film round? Are you the token-musical theatre nerd in your group of friends who can spout off the lyricist, librettist, director, and design team of every Pulitzer Prize winning musical? Do you like friendly competition, winning prizes, and drinking delicious cocktails with Broadways best? Then this is the night for you. No cover charge just a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MATT BAKER "A TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presents Australian jazz pianist Matt Baker with "An Oscar Moment: A Celebration of the Life and Musicof Jazz Legend Oscar Peterson" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, January 6th at 7:00 pm. The concert will showcase Baker's interpretations of Peterson's greatest work, celebrating his life, greatest hits, and some of his beautiful original works. The two met in 2002 at the Blue Note in NYC, which was the start of a friendship and mentorship that lasted until Peterson's death in 2007. Jim Cammack will perform on bass, Jerome Jennings on drums, and Special Guest Vocalist will be Natalie Douglas. Baker has performed at jazz festivals, clubs and concert halls in Australia, Europe,USA and the Pacific. As of 2010, he is proud to call New York City his home. Aside from performing as a solo artist, he is fast becoming one of the most sought-after accompanists, sidemen and Musical Directors on the New York scene. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: DEBORAH DAVIS & A FEW GOOD MEN JAZZ BENEFIT CONCERT


Jazz vocalist Deborah Davis returns to THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) stage in her 16th annual Benefit Concert for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The proceeds from this evening's performance will be donated to the Society for blood-related cancer research and patient services. Davis is a gifted singer and consummate performer that has captivated audiences throughout the world. A jazz singer fused with the gospel, Texas Blues, a whole lot of soul, a natural flowing charm, and flawless stage presence, Deborah Davis draws you into her show. A native of Dallas Texas, Deborah began singing as soon as she could speak. Her first inspiration towards a jazz career was when her high school choir director, jazz pianist Robert Sanders added her to his weekend gigs. Her musical development brought her to NYC in 1986, where she has carved out a niche for herself on the U.S. East Coast and International jazz scenes. Always striving to be a well rounded person, Deborah ran a 26.2 mile fundraising marathon for the LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY in Dublin Ireland '98. After doing so she decided singing for the cause was a better idea. This is the 16th Annual jazz benefit concert for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society held annually here at the Blue Note, the first Monday of each year. When she's not on stage Deborah enjoys Making Jewelry Sewing, Abstract Art, Poetry, Vegetarian Cooking, Bikram Yoga, Tai Chi and working out. Deborah also collects any thing relating to MONKEYS. There is a $15-$25 cover.

NYC: WESSELL "WARMDADDY" ANDERSON SEXTET

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson Sextet (Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, alto saxophone; Wess Anderson IV, trombone; Sullivan Fortner, piano; Nathan Brown, bass; Zane Rodulfo, drums; Ed Perkin, vocals) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday & Tuesday, January 6th & 7th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Brooklyn native Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson is a former long-time member of both the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and he is a superb bandleader in his own right. This winter he brings us a new group, featuring his son Wess Anderson IV on trombone and a diverse band spanning multiple generations. Expect a nice selection of straight ahead jazz and bop, with vocals by New Orleans native Ed Perkins and a spotlight on Anderson's athletic saxophone playing. There is a $35 cover.


DC: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

LONDON: PAUL L MARTIN PRESENTS VICTORIA CASH

Paul L Martin presents Victoria Cash at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday, January 6th at 8:30 pm. Victoria Cash sings a little bit of everything including a wicked blend of songs from Kander & Ebb and Sondheim to Lennon-McCartney and John Legend. It promises to be a journey through musical theatre, jazz, blues, soul and pop as you don't usually hear it. Victoria promises a program to showcase some of the best of the classics from today, yesterday and yesteryear. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: JOHN STANDING AT CRAZY COQS

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

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