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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
JANUARY 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR January 20, 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 26th, 2014


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SUNDAY - JANUARY 26th

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NYC: BOB O'HARE ENCORES "A SHOW ABOUT GETTING BETTER"
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Bob O'Hare returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with two encore performances of his acclaimed "Recovery - A Show About Getting Better" on Sunday, January 26th at 3:00 pm; and Monday, February 10th at 7:00 pm. He is accompanied by Tom Nelson, Musical Director and Piano; Tom Kirchmer, Bass; and Peter Grant, Drums. The show is directed by Eric Michael Gillett. Bob O'Hare made his cabaret debut in May of 2009 with "Home: A Musical Journey." But soon after, Mr. O'Hare took a very serious fall, and is still in recovery today. As soon as he could, he began working with Eric Michael Gillett, his director, and the Tom Nelson Trio. The healing process continues, yes, but so does the music! Eric Michael Gillett and Mr. O'Hare have selected a glorious range of songs to tell Bob's fascinating, inspiring, sometimes humorous story of Recovery, by composers such as Leslie Bricusse, David Friedman, Jerry Herman, Henry Mancini, Anthony Newley, Paul Simon, Stephen Sondheim, and others. This is an uplifting journey, all about facing hardship head on and dealing with it successfully. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: MARCUS SIMEONE & TANYA HOLT TOGETHER AT THE MET

Award-winning singers Tanya Holt and Marcus Simeone will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) once a month through January 2014. Final performance date is Sunday, January 26th at 7:00 pm. Their show "Quiet Storm," mixes R&B with pop hits and standards. Musical director is Tracy Stark with Marco Broehm on bass. Lina Koutrakos directors. The wide-ranging song list includes tunes by Matt Alber, Anita Baker, Mariah Carey, Jimmy Webb, Cole Porter, Comden & Green, and Vincent Youmans. A 13-time MAC nominee (and four-time winner) Simeone is one of the most honored outsiders in the business. He is putting the finishing touches on his fourth CD on the Miranda Music label. Holt, by contrast, is a much-loved insider and rising star, who has been touted as one of the breakout talents in cabaret. She received the 2013 Bistro Award (Outstanding Vocalist) for her highly praised "Forever Home," seen at Urban Stages and the Metropolitan Room. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SUNDAY AFTERNOON OPEN MIC AT THE MET

Sunday Afternoon Open Mic comes to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) starting Sunday, January 26th and continuing on the 2nd & 4th Sundays each month from 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm (signup ay 11:30 am). Presented and hosted by Susan Winter and Deb Berman, the "OPEN MIC AT THE MET" is not your average Open Mic since it will be presented on the iconic stage, with amazing acoustics, high-end equipment, and experienced sound engineer to help create a concert-like experience in Metropolitan Room's friendly, warm environment. Each Open Mic offers different pianists to accompany your performance. There is a $15 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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CABARET - JAZZ SUNDAY BRUNCH EVENTS

Every Sunday I list Brunch Events on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE and post the listings on FaceBook, Google+ and Twitter, as well as on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE BLOG and my own TUMBLR blog. Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret!

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: AMIR BRANDON WITH CHRIS MACFARLANE

Liam Stanley will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, January 26th at 12:30 pm as part of the clubs Young Artist Brunch Series. Born in Ottawa, singer-songwriter Amir Brandon is currently a jazz vocals music major at York University. With a rich, memorable voice and style, Brandon finds a tasteful blend between jazz and R&B/soul, exhibiting a vocal versatility and a distinctive performance style. Performing a repertoire of jazz standards and modern soul, Brandon exhibits both nostalgia and a current vibe all the same. Chris Macfarlane accompanies on guitar. 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.

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NYC: GENERATION WHY? THREE BITCHES AND AN ASIAN

Four twenty-somethings reveal what coming of age means to a generation we thought had been jaded by Perez Hilton and Facebook at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, January 26tg at 9:30 pm. A mix of tongue-in-cheek standup with pop, classical, rock, jazz, funk, broadway music and original songs by recording artist Angela Wingrove. Featuring Elisa Halma, Laura Snell, and Robert Graham. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY LIGHTS, MANHATTAN NIGHTS

A cabaret featuring contemporary musical theatre writers will be presented at SALON ASTORIA (2330 30th Drive, Astoria, NY - ) on Sunday, January 26th at 5:00 pm. Each song in this program is by a composer and lyricist who has not yet been featured on Broadway. Join Aimee on her journey through the city that never sleeps, as showtunes, men, and coffee shape her dreams. Aimee is a singer, actress, and teaching artist currently based in Alexandria, VA. She has performed in cabaret venues in both New York City andWashington, DC including City Winery, The Duplex, Arts Club of Washington,Black Fox Lounge, and The Lyceum. While living in Manhattan, Aimee performed leading roles in local and regional productions of Songs for A New World, The Goodbye Girl, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, and A Christmas Carol. She also toured the United States in a production of Cinderella. In addition to performance, Aimee Barnes is an accomplished private voice teacher. A MagnaCum Laude graduate from the Music Theatre program at American University, she has taught and directed youth musical theatre programs across the country. E-mail susan.lambert76@gmail.com for cover/minimum information.

ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN - THE MUSIC OF JANE HARVEY

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 Sunday, January 26th, David features the music of Jane Harvey. 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: MAKE 'EM LAUGH – PARODY, SATIRE & HUMOR!

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 "Make 'Em Laugh – Parody, Satire & Humor!". Co-Host will be Nathan Chang. In the Salon Spotlight: Laurie Krauz. 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: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: ALL DUETS

A new twist on the hit monthly Sondheim tribute at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is coming your way on Sunday, January 26th a 7:00 pm when the show presents an evening of all DUETS from the treasured cannon of the master! Expect tunes ranging from A Little Priest, The Ballad of Booth and Agony, to favorites from shows like Passion, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George. A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore! Special Guests: Claybourne Elder (Road Show's original Hollis), Eric Micheal Gillette (Broadway's The Frogs), Annie Golden (Assassins' original Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), Leah Horowitz (Young Heidi, 2011 Broadway revival of Follies), Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd's original Johanna), and Melanie Vaughn (Sunday in the Park with George's original Celeste #1). Featuring: Eric Comstock, Harris Doran, John Treacy Egan, Matt Farnsworth, Barbara Fasano, Rob Maitner, T. Oliver Reid, Brian Charles Rooney and Lucia Spina. There is a $25-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SIMPLY STREISAND AT 54 BELOW

In A celebration of all things Babs, some of Broadway and cabaret's finest voices celebrate the music of a legend at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, January 26th at 9:30 pm. From Funny Girl to The Way We Were to little gems from A Star is Born, Yentl and her more than 45 best-selling albums, Barbra Streisand has stood the test of time like no other artist. At Simply Streisand, you'll hear an array of music from her catalogue, accompanied by a three piece band with narration from 54 Below's own Director of Original Programming (and host of the popular Sondheim Unplugged), Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on special bits of Striesand lore, history, assorted tales and out and out gossip (from her penchent for perfection to her affair with Don Johnson, Simply Streisand is a show that changes with every performance!). From her humble beginnings in the cabarets of Greenwich Village straight through to her mega-stardom, Simply Streisand covers it all! Featuring the Barry Levitt Trio. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FIERCE BELTING BLACK GIRLS

NYC's The Growing Studio presents a night of SANGIN' at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, January 26th at 11:30 pm. With performances that cross race and gender lines by the best of The Growing Studio, "Fierce Belting Black Girls" will feature everyone's favorite knock-your-socks-off-songs that will raise the roof. Cast members include Leanne Brunn, Courtney Daniels, Madge Dietrich, Danyel MissDany Fulton, Stevi Incremona, Brandi Knox, Jose Luaces, Destinee Rea, Matthew Moore, Gavyn Pickens, Kristine Reese Tighe, Khadijah Rolle, Cassandra Sandberg, Katie Travis, and John Wascavage. There is a $5 cover plus a $20 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 Sunday, January 26th 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: 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: MONTY ALEXANDER HARLEM KINGSTON EXPRESS 2

Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express 2 with Ernest Ranglin & Chronixx perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Saturday & Sunday, January 25th & 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Harlem-Kingston Express project combines two groups into one, seamlessly blending rocking reggae music with classic, acoustic jazz. Guitarist Ernest Ranglin's sound defines the Jamaican sound for a generation of musicians. He has worked with Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, The Skatalites, and numerous other legendary reggae musicians. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe: Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare, among many others. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: PAT MARTINO & ELDAR DJANGIROV AT THE IRIDIUM

Pat Martino and Eldar Djangirov will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Sunday, January 26th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Born Pat Azzara in Philadelphia, Pat Martino was first exposed to jazz through his father, Carmen "Mickey" Azzara, who sang in local clubs and briefly studied guitar with Eddie Lang. He took Pat to all the city's hot-spots to hear and meet Wes Montgomery and other musical giants. He began playing guitar when he was twelve years old. and left school in tenth grade to devote himself to music. During Visits to his music teacher Dennis Sandole, Pat often ran into another gifted student, John Coltrane, who would treat the youngster to hot chocolate as they talked about music. Today, Martino lives in Philadelphia again and continues to grow as a musician. His experiments with guitar synthesizers are taking him in the direction of orchestral arrangements and they promise groundbreaking possibilities. Musicians flock to his door for lessons, and he offers not only the benefits of his musical knowledge, but als o the philosophical insights of a man who has faced and overcome enormous obstacles. New York based pianist Eldar Djangirov was signed to Sony Masterworks at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. Born on January 28, 1987, Eldar came to the U.S. from the former Soviet Union when he was ten. Among his first performances were in his hometown of Kansas City, as well as The Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. Eldar has appeared at numerous major jazz festivals including Tokyo Jazz Festival, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Java Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, and San Francisco Jazz Festival and has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BENNY GOLSON QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Benny Golson Quartet (Benny Golson, saxophone; Mike LeDonne, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Carl Allen, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday through Sunday, January 24th through 26th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Born in 1929, saxophonist Benny Golson came up through the bands of Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey, and others. By the late 1950s, he and Art Farmer co-led the essential group The Jazztet. Many of Golson's compositions have become timeless standards, such as "I Remember Clifford" and "Stablemates," and he has maintained this high quality and reputation throughout his career as a leader in straight-ahead jazz. Golson now leads an all-star quartet, whose "stories from the past" continue to resonate with audiences today as they have throughout the greater part of the last century. There is a $40-$45 cover.

NEW JERSEY: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION"

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment in the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, January 26th, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960). Performers include Janice Hall, Sean Harkness and Stearns Matthews. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Mollyjane Boyle. "Music at the Mansion" is a series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano. Seating begins at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 for reservations.

D.C.: ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Roy Ayers performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: RON KEARNS QUINTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST MICHAEL THOMAS

The Ron Kearns Quartet with special guest Michael Thomas will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, January 26th at 7:00 pm. They will present its Brazilian Project featuring the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. The quartet is Ron Kearns (saxes), Paul Wingo (guitar), Kent Miller (bass) and Mark Prince (drums). This program will feature songs fro the quartet's most recent recording Quiet Nights (Foxhaven Records). There is a $20 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: PEDRO SA MORAES AT YOSHI'S

Considered one of the most important songwriters in the new Brazilian Popular Music scene, Brazilian singer/songwriter Pedro Sa Moraes, will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Sunday, January 26th at 7:00 pm as part of his tour of the USA in support of his new album, "Alem do Princ•pio do Prazer" (Beyond Pleasure Principle) in 2014. Produced by the Brazilian Music Award winner Ivo Senra, the album explores an unlikely crossroads of unpredictable harmonies, a wide pallete of African-Brazilian and self-created rhythms, and textural, dramatic layers of electronica and electro-acoustic landscapes. There is a $16 cover.

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LONDON: MISS HOPE SPRINGS SINGS HER SONGS

Miss Hope Springs continues her hugely successful residency at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) every Sunday night at 8:00 pm. The booking is now in it's 2nd sold out year, with a new show and a new line up. Singing her acclaimed original repertoire at the piano, towering blonde ex Vegas showgirl Hope is joined, as always, by Nigel on throbbing double bass and Sam on chilli hot percussion. By adding new member Andy on sizzling guitar, they have become The Crazy Coqs Quartet. Award-winning singer-songwriter, pianist and funny girl Hope sings some of her most popular "laugh out loud then move you to tears" songs with a few choice brand new numbers ... a new look, new material and a new line up for 2014. You'll hear Hope's personal blend of finger snapping pop, smouldering bossa-novas and wistful waltzes. With fans as diverse as Fenella Fielding, Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters), Jarvis Cocker, Rula Lenksa, Marc Almond and Jonathan Ross, this unique evening of delightfully catchy original songs is the fun and sophisticated way to round off your weekend or kick start your week. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: JOANNA STRAND & JACQUELINE TATE AT THE PHEASANTRY

The sensational cabaret duo, Joanna Strand and Jacqueline Tate, continue their Sunday night series at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on January 26th at 8:00 pm with more intoxicating new arrangements. Embracing everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, this show is guaranteed to entertain and delight. For tonight's show John Bailey directs this highly acclaimed jazz ensemble. Joanna and Jacqueline have appeared in numerous West End shows and met while performing in Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre. Both singers originally trained in opera before moving into the world of musical theatre and jazz. Call for cover/minimum information.

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FLORIDA: MAUD HIXSON AT PILAR'S

Maud Hixson will perform her show 'Jazz Above Zero' at PILAR'S (146 West Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL - 407-369-8900) on Saturday, January 25th at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Rick Carlson and Kid Dutch. Maud Hixson is a singer of classic jazz and popular songs of the 20th century, based in Saint Paul, MN. She became a full-time musician after being presented as "Best New Voice" at the KBEM Winter Jazz Fest in Minneapolis in 2003, and now works with a variety of musicians, including the continental sextet French 75, which she founded with clarinetist Tony Balluff. She made her Guthrie Theater debut in "Coward's Women" in 2010 with singer Erin Schwab, performed at the New York Cabaret Convention in 2011 at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, and in 2012 appeared in concert with the late composer and pianist Richard Rodney Bennett. The first album devoted to the music of Broadway composer Michael Leonard, with arrangements by pianist Tex Arnold, the CD also features bassist Steve LaSpina, cornetist Warren Vach•, and guitarist Gene Bertoncini. Recorded at Nola Recording Studios in Steinway Hall, New York City, the CD was released May 1st, 2013. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on 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: "THE REAL MAMA AND PAPAS SING FOR MIDTOWN WEST"
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"The Real Mama And Papas Sing for Midtown West" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 pm & Friday, January 25th at 5:30 pm. Parents of students, from New York City schools, public and private who are career musicians, actors and dancers provide an hour of raucous and amazing entertainment to raise money for Hell's Kitchen's own Midtown West, P.S. 212. Hosted by Carolyn Montgomery-Forant. Musical Direction by Jeff Cubeta. There is a $25 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 25th 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


NYC: MICHAEL RESTAINO'S STUCK IN LA

Theater chat's top pick for up and coming Broadway's youngest stars, Michael Restaino, makes his debut at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) with his one man show on Saturday, January 25th at 7:00 pm. This performance features music from some of the industries most famous artists and Broadways most recent contemporary composers. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ITALIAN SOUVENIR WITH EMANUELE TOZZI

Emanuele Tozzi, Composer-Pianist-Filmmaker, will perform his show "Italian Souvenir" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, January 25th at 9:30 pm. He is joined by Jason Vitelli on alto sax/guitar and Courtney Bennett on drums. Tozzi was born in Italy and is currently living in NYC. His passion for music and film started spontaneously, almost instinctively, at the age of seven. After extensive study throughout his childhood, he continued his musical education during college at Milano's School of Jazz while at he same time earning a law degree. Emanuele has played extensively throughout Italy in addition to Houston, Aspen, Los Angeles, Kiev, Tel Aviv, and jazz clubs all over New York City. He has performed for Pope John Paul II, Bill Clinton, Colin Powel, and several Italian luminaries. The Road of Dreams and Italian Souvenir, his two CDs, are currently available on iTunes. In addition to music, he has directed several award-winning short movies with his brother Lorenzo Tozzi. Today he writes songs for an Italian publishing company and performs regularly in Italy and the USA. There is a $15 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: KT SULLIVAN & MARK NADLER AT 54 BELOW

KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler, two of cabaret's most lauded artists, invite one and all to A Swell Party-RSVP Cole Porter on Saturday, January 25th at 8:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). They will be celebrating the timeless words and music of the supreme musical sophisticate of the 20th century whose witty, naughty & romantic songs continue to enthrall audiences today as they did in the Jazz Age. Among the selections are It's De-lovely, I've Got You Under My Skin, Let's Do It, In The Still of the Night, Night and Day & more. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS THE SKIVVIES

Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) bring "The Skivvies" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, January 25th at 11:00 pm. This "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Lauren and Nick became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. Those clips led to live shows. They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ANNE STEELE AT JOE'S PUB

Anne Steele is back at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Saturday, January 25th at 7:00 pm with a brand new show! She will weave new stories and old stories you have never heard into an exciting night of song that will help you learn more about this charming OUT singer. Anne will be joined by a 3 piece band and back up singers including her musical director Nate Buccieri on the keys. There is a $20 cover.


NYC: JAY LEONHART AT BIRDLAND

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

NYC: NICHOLAS PAYTON AND ACTION AFFIRMATIVE

Nicholas Payton and Action Affirmative with Aaron Parks, Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since 1994 when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with "From This Moment," the trumpeter has been lauded as one of the leading young instrumental voices in jazz. Even though he started out as a "young lion," one of the new generation guardians of the swing and bebop flames, the 40-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of strict traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history and various experimental elements. Payton's new ensemble "Action Affirmative" is a return of sorts - to the fiery postbox of "Nick@Night" (Verve Records, 2000) for which he has received much acclaimed - but with a new lineup of stellar collaborators. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MONTY ALEXANDER HARLEM KINGSTON EXPRESS 2

Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express 2 with Ernest Ranglin & Chronixx perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Saturday & Sunday, January 25th & 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Harlem-Kingston Express project combines two groups into one, seamlessly blending rocking reggae music with classic, acoustic jazz. Guitarist Ernest Ranglin's sound defines the Jamaican sound for a generation of musicians. He has worked with Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, The Skatalites, and numerous other legendary reggae musicians. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe: Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare, among many others. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: NICK KELLIE AT THE IRIDIUM

Nick Kellie will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday & Saturday, January 24th & 25th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Nick currently resides in New York City, where he plays with many local musicians and also teaches guitar. Nick is currently the guitarist with The Three Degrees (#1 hit "When will I see you again") and just toured the UK with them for 25 dates. Nick was awarded the BBC Big Band Jazz awards "John Dankworth trophy for outstanding young soloist" and recorded a special show for BBC radio 2. He was invited to become a member of the Wigan Jazz Orchestra, and has played as part of the Wigan International Jazz Festival. He has played extensive gigs which include accompaniment, reading, soloing as well as styles ranging from Soul, R&B, Blues, Rock and Jazz in locations such as London, Norway, Germany and Greece. When living in London, England, Nick was involved in many projects such as Fresh Claim, which features Nick on guitar, and Jon Plotel on Bass (Billy Ocean, The Real Thing) and Vanessa Haynes band featuring members of Jeff Beck group, Eric Clapton's Band and Allan Holdsworth's Band. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BENNY GOLSON QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Benny Golson Quartet (Benny Golson, saxophone; Mike LeDonne, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Carl Allen, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday through Sunday, January 24th through 26th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Born in 1929, saxophonist Benny Golson came up through the bands of Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey, and others. By the late 1950s, he and Art Farmer co-led the essential group The Jazztet. Many of Golson's compositions have become timeless standards, such as "I Remember Clifford" and "Stablemates," and he has maintained this high quality and reputation throughout his career as a leader in straight-ahead jazz. Golson now leads an all-star quartet, whose "stories from the past" continue to resonate with audiences today as they have throughout the greater part of the last century. There is a $40-$45 cover.

BOSTON: DAVID SANBORN TRIO FEATURING JOEY DEFRANCESCO

Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all-time, David Sanborn performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, January 24th & 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock 'n' roll, R&B, pop and jazz. A naturally gifted performer, Sanborn has helped define the saxophone's modern sound while influencing a generation. He is being joined by the finest Jazz Organist on the Planet, Joey DeFrancesco. Dinner/Show: $78 Show only: $38.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: LUAN PHUNG

Luan Phung will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on saturday, January 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm as part of the clubs Young Artist Brunch Series. Luan Phung (born 1991in London, England) is a Toronto based improviser, composer, guitarist, and teacher/clinician who works in a broad spectrum of musical idioms. Though his improvisational and compositional approach is often described as "complex" and "modern" his conception is deeply rooted in the classical and jazz tradition. As a result he has been described as "oustanding" and "an impact player" who "raises the bar on so many levels" by distinguished Canadian guitarists Geoff Young and David Occhipinti. His distinct music reflects his reverence of jazz artists such as Lester Young, Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh, and John Coltrane, as well as composers such as J.S. Bach, Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Olivier Messiaen, and Pierre Boulez. His exploration of serial/dodecaphonic and spectral/overtone language within improvisational contexts, puts him on the vanguard of 'up and coming' young artists.


TORONTO: DARREN SIGESMUND SEXTET

2010 JUNO nominee and Galaxie Rising Star winner Toronto trombonist Darren Sigesmund will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday & Saturday, January 23rd & 25th at 9;00 pm.The sexett includes Darren Sigesmund - trombone, Eliana Cuevas - vocals, Luiz Deniz - alto saxophone, Michael Davidson - vibes, Jim Vivian - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums. Sigesmund has firmly established his Strands project as one of Canada's leading national and international touring ensembles. Following up on his 2008 debut quintet CD Strands, Sigesmund released Strands II, nominated for a 2010 JUNO for Best Traditional Jazz Album. Sigesmund received the 2010 Galaxie Rising Star award for Best Composition ("Dance for Leila") at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. The music in Strands consists of Sigesmund's award-winning signature: complex musical passages, accessible melodies, wordless vocalizations and a sound that synthesizes wildly diverse influences from Latin, jazz and classical music into totally distinctive works. From the drive and passion of Argentinean Tango and Brazilian song forms, the rhythmic sophistication and fast-paced melodies of Balkan music to the lyricism and counterpoint of Western classical compositions, Sigesmund distills these influences into cutting-edge Canadian jazz.There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Roy Ayers performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: CHRISTIAN SCOTT QUINTET AT THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Christian Scott Quintet will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, January 24th & 25th at 8:00 pm. One of the brightest jazz stars to emerge in the last few years is trumpeter Christian Scott. Steeped in the jazz tradition and intent on participating in the music's evolution, the New York-based Berklee College of Music grad is indeed a significant new voice poised to make an impact on the future of jazz. Scott is a natural. Only 29, the trumpeter has both the tone and the conviction of the great players of his instrument. He eschews cliche and gimmickry in favor of an expressive sensibility and a willingness to break rules when it makes musical sense to him. A New Orleans native, Scott represents the next generation of Crescent City horn blowers whose lineage started with the legendary King Oliver and Louis Armstrong and has continued with such marquee trumpeters as Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Nicholas Payton.


MARYLAND: ANTONE "CHOOKY" CALDWELL AT BETHESDA BLUES

Antone "Chooky" Caldwell will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday, January 25th at 8:00 pm. Caldwell has musically supported such renowned artists as Mariah Carey, Andrae Crouch, Macy Gray, Shirley Caesar, Darryl Coley, Heather Headley, Sisqo, Snoop Dogg, Ray-J, The Pussycat Dolls and Will I Am of the Black-Eyed Peas. In 2009 Antone' produced the contemporary jazz album entitled "New Beginnings" by Skii Johnson. The album was #1 for two weeks and in the top 5 for 2 1/2 months on Billboard. In February 2011, Chooky released his current album "Bassically Chook" live at the Kennedy Center on the Millennium Stage. The album features various genres of music with an urban contemporary jazz foundation. There is a $22 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.

NEW ORLEANS: THE QUEENS OF KING: A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING

The Queens of King: A Tribute to Carol King, starring Lisa Picone and Dorian Rush will be presented at THE ALLWAYS LOUNGE & THEATRE (2240 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA - 504-758-5590) on Thursdays through Saturdays, January 16th through 25th at 8:00 pm. Big Easy Award-winning performers Lisa Picone and Dorian Rush are the Queens of King! Accompanied by music director Natalie True, they'll pay homage to the amazing Carole King who wrote and co-wrote over 400 songs that have been performed by over 1,000 recording artists. Picone and Rush will perform the songs that King made famous ("I Feel The Earth Move", "It's Too Late", "So Far Away") and the ones she wrote that others made famous ("Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "You've Got A Friend").The show spans King's spectacular career, from her first big break in the 1960s up to the present day. There is a $15-$20 cover. Purchase tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/549840

SAN FRANCISCO: THE SPINNERS AT YOSHI'S

The Soul-infused R&B group The Spinners will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, January 24th & 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It should come as no surprise that The Spinners have always made timeless music. Their classic group sound and approach never loses its universal appeal. Throughout the years they have acquired twelve (12) gold records with hits on top of both Pop and R&B charts and they are one of the few groups who can boast of four lead singers. Today, original member Henry Fambrough is joined onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, high tenor Harold "Spike" Bonhart and a soul-infused 5-piece band. There is a $29-$39-$65 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: SAM HARRIS "HAM: SLICES OF A LIFE"

Celebrating the release of his new book, HAM: Slices of a Life, (a collection of stories and essays - Simon & Schuster), Tony Award nominee Sam Harris will appear at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday, January 24th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, January 25th at 7:00 pm. This will be his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut. He calls the show a "liter-usical" - a theatrical hybrid of excerpts from the book artfully interspersed with Broadway and pop songs. Sam Harris' diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television to writer, director and producer. And now author. After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers and going on to win "Star Search" in its premier season, Harris and his powerhouse pop, gospel and theater influenced vocals have never looked back. He is a multi-platinum recording artist with 9 studio CDs to his credit including "Sam Harris," "Sam-I-Am" (which both boasted top 40 hits), "Standard Time," and "Different Stages" (produced and conducted by the legendary Peter Matz, and which have been listed on numerous "Top 100 Records of All Time" lists.) Other CDs include "The Best of the Motown Sessions," "Revival," "On This Night," "Always," "Sam Harris Live! - The Best of Christmas" and, most recently, "Free." He can also be heard on numerous concert, guest artist and cast recordings. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: BARRY LLOYD LIVE!

Barry Lloyd, San Francisco's "Crown Prince of Cabaret" returns to SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Saturday, January 25th at 8:00 pm for one night only, singing selections from his MAC Award nominated CD, BARRY LLOYD LIVE!, as well as a handful of songs never before presented to his San Francisco audience. A New York staple, Mr. Lloyd is proud to return to his home town for this one evening performance. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: LINDA PURL WITH MIDNIGHT CARAVAN

Linda Purl makes her U,K, debut with her show 'Midnight Caravan' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 21st through 25th. Midnight Caravan is a salute to the great women singing stars of the 1940s and '50s - from Ella Fitzgerald to Judy Garland to Rosemary Clooney - as they reigned over the swanky, sexy supper clubs of their day. From sultry ballads to hot Latin jazz arrangements of Broadway tunes, Linda Purl, in her UK debut, features classic standards like My Romance, Shall We Dance and Caravan, and conjures a night time world where the surroundings are posh, the drinks keep flowing, and nobody goes to bed before three. Born in Connecticut and brought up in Japan, Linda Purl has appeared repeatedly on many top TV shows: on Reckless and True Blood, The Office as Helene Beasley and the Golden Globe Award winning series Homeland, as Elizabeth Gaines. She has starred in over 40 made-for-TV movies and is especially known for her series roles as Charlene Matlock on Matlock and Ashley Pfister, Fonzie's fiancee, on Happy Days. She appeared on Broadway in Tony nominated The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Getting and Spending and Off-Broadway in The Baby Dance and Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Purl currently tours with her solo concert Midnight Caravan - Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era. She also tours with Lee Lessack in tributes to both Berlin and Mercer as well as with Gregory Harrison in A Night to Remember. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: CARRON DAWN WRIGHT AT THE PHEASANTRY

Vocalist Carron Dawn Wright performs at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, January 25th at 8:30 pm. She is joined by her band: Chris Fletcher (Latin Percussion), Chris Nickols (Drums), Jon Mapp (Bass), James Noon (Guitar and Backing Vocals - Meridiem Records), David Marchbanks (Piano). Carron is a tenacious singer/songwriter who moved to London from Shropshire in 2002 to pursue her career in music. She possesses a great talent for singing live jazz and her key influences include Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Kate Bush and Billie Holiday. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: "THE REAL MAMA AND PAPAS SING FOR MIDTOWN WEST"
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"The Real Mama And Papas Sing for Midtown West" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 pm & Friday, January 25th at 5:30 pm. Parents of students, from New York City schools, public and private who are career musicians, actors and dancers provide an hour of raucous and amazing entertainment to raise money for Hell's Kitchen's own Midtown West, P.S. 212. Hosted by Carolyn Montgomery-Forant. Musical Direction by Jeff Cubeta. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: WEST SIDE 5 VOCAL GROUP AT THE MET

West Side 5, an award-winning vocal jazz ensemble based in New York City, will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, January 24th at 7:00 pm. West Side 5 is known for its refined sound and sophisticated approach to jazz. Inspired by greats like Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, and The Real Group, WS5 has crafted its own unique sound, characterized by highly original arrangements, complex harmonies, and outstanding musicianship. Group members include: Corrine Byrne, Soprano; Sara Wajnberg, Alto; John Shumway, Tenor; Eric Hughes, Baritone; and David McIntosh, Bass. The group formed in the summer of 2009, bringing together five old college friends on the west side of Manhattan. They immediately gained national attention, winning the Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes while being voted Audience Favorite and winning Best Arrangement for "Pure Imagination". They went on to be featured artists at the SingStrong A Cappella Festival, and have performed alongside groups including Blue Jupiter, Streetcorner Symphony, and The Bobs, as well as for Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion in New York. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CYNTHIA FARRELL, FOR REAL ... 2.0

Cynthia brings her show "For Real ... 2.0" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, January 24th at 9:30 pm. The show is musically directed by Fran Minarik and directed and co-written by James Horvath. Cynthia has been a recording artist and musical theater singer since the age of seven after being chosen for the final call back for the starring role in the movie Annie. She has lived in Manhattan since receiving her BFA at NYU and has made a career out of performing off-broadway and in Europe and Mexico City with such notables as Hal Prince's Director's Co., and James Hammerstein III. Cynthia has gone back and forth from theater to the music business to work with artists such as Stevie Nicks and the record producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan). She has built a strong career in commercial voiceovers in English and Spanish and is well known for her role of "Catalina", the Puerto Rican gangster in Grand Theft Auto 3 and San Andreas, for any gamers out there! Cynthia debuted her show "Cynthia Farrell, For Real" at the legendary Don't Tell Mama in July 2013. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SPECIAL AGENT GALACTICA WITH PETER FIELDS

Special Agent Galactica will perform at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, January 24th at 9:30 pm. Galactica enchants her audiences with an evening of songs from the golden age of Jazz, the bawdy blues of Burlesque, the classic standards of Hollywood, and a few gems from today while in between telling revealing anecdotes about how she became a spy, her life and missions as an agent, the challenges of a love life, and the famous people she's worked with during her time at "The Agency". There is a $10 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: CABARET CARES: THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE ...

Cabaret Cares presents 'There's No Place Like ...' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, January 24th at 7:00 pm. The benefit show will feature songs from: The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, Wicked, and more ... An evening to benefit Cabaret Cares. Hosted by Briana Davis, with performances by Quinn M Bass, Romelda Teron Benjamin, Christina Cataldo, Suzanne Dressler, Filup Groft, Justun Hart, Beau Howard, Jason W McCollum, Travis Morin, Carly Ozard, Kwame Remy, and Nesha Ward. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SIDDARTHA THE MUSICAL

Fresh off of its smash-hit European tour, Siddhartha, The Musical makes its American premiere with three special concert performances at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm; and Friday, January 24th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Inspired by Herman Hesse's timeless novel, the musical tells the story of Prince Siddhartha's spiritual quest for enlightenment with a sizzling, Italian and South Asian-influenced pop-rock score that features raw, sexy performances. This adaptation of one of the world's most iconic emotional journeys will delight fans of the novel, and audiences who appreciate the unique transformative power of musical theatre. Written and directed by Isabeau with music by Isabella Biffi and Fabio Codega, the show was originally developed in the Italian prison system. The special concert performances of Siddhartha, The Musical will be narrated in English and performed in Italian and is presented by Gloria Grace Alanis, Fabrizio Carbon and Broadway International Entertainment. There is a $40 cover charge, which includes a cocktail reception.

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: NICHOLAS PAYTON AND ACTION AFFIRMATIVE

Nicholas Payton and Action Affirmative with Aaron Parks, Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since 1994 when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with "From This Moment," the trumpeter has been lauded as one of the leading young instrumental voices in jazz. Even though he started out as a "young lion," one of the new generation guardians of the swing and bebop flames, the 40-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of strict traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history and various experimental elements. Payton's new ensemble "Action Affirmative" is a return of sorts - to the fiery postbox of "Nick@Night" (Verve Records, 2000) for which he has received much acclaimed - but with a new lineup of stellar collaborators. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MONTY ALEXANDER TRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Monty Alexander Trio, with Monty Alexander, piano; John Clayton, bass; and Jeff Hamtilon, drums, performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday through Friday, January 22nd through 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. This combination of Monty Alexander, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton is one of the most legendary trios in all of jazz. They have worked together for over 40 years and have released many albums together, the most famous being "Live In Montreux," one of the most celebrated jazz piano trio records of all-time. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: NICK KELLIE AT THE IRIDIUM

Nick Kellie will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday & Saturday, January 24th & 25th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Nick currently resides in New York City, where he plays with many local musicians and also teaches guitar. Nick is currently the guitarist with The Three Degrees (#1 hit "When will I see you again") and just toured the UK with them for 25 dates. Nick was awarded the BBC Big Band Jazz awards "John Dankworth trophy for outstanding young soloist" and recorded a special show for BBC radio 2. He was invited to become a member of the Wigan Jazz Orchestra, and has played as part of the Wigan International Jazz Festival. He has played extensive gigs which include accompaniment, reading, soloing as well as styles ranging from Soul, R&B, Blues, Rock and Jazz in locations such as London, Norway, Germany and Greece. When living in London, England, Nick was involved in many projects such as Fresh Claim, which features Nick on guitar, and Jon Plotel on Bass (Billy Ocean, The Real Thing) and Vanessa Haynes band featuring members of Jeff Beck group, Eric Clapton's Band and Allan Holdsworth's Band. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BENNY GOLSON QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Benny Golson Quartet (Benny Golson, saxophone; Mike LeDonne, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Carl Allen, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday through Sunday, January 24th through 26th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Born in 1929, saxophonist Benny Golson came up through the bands of Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey, and others. By the late 1950s, he and Art Farmer co-led the essential group The Jazztet. Many of Golson's compositions have become timeless standards, such as "I Remember Clifford" and "Stablemates," and he has maintained this high quality and reputation throughout his career as a leader in straight-ahead jazz. Golson now leads an all-star quartet, whose "stories from the past" continue to resonate with audiences today as they have throughout the greater part of the last century. There is a $40-$45 cover.

BOSTON: DAVID SANBORN TRIO FEATURING JOEY DEFRANCESCO

Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all-time, David Sanborn performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, January 24th & 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock 'n' roll, R&B, pop and jazz. A naturally gifted performer, Sanborn has helped define the saxophone's modern sound while influencing a generation. He is being joined by the finest Jazz Organist on the Planet, Joey DeFrancesco. Dinner/Show: $78 Show only: $38.


BOSTON: ALEXEI TSIGANOV GROUP AT THE REGATTABAR

Medici Musica Productions presents Alexei Tsiganov Group at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday, January 24th at 7:30 pm. Alexei Tsiganov now returns once again with his delicate arrangements and slamming solos, Tsiganov takes his audience on a multicultural voyage throughout the Jazz genre. Alexei will be performing his original compositions and arrangements of Jazz standards on Vibes and Piano. Add Bass, Drums, Percussion, Flute and Sax and you have a fine recipe for an enticing entree of delectable Jazz with distinct Latin, Russian and Brazilian flavors. Tsiganov has played and recorded with: Claudio Roditi, Esperanza Spalding, Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson, Victor Lewis, Avery Sharp, Bob Moses, Antonio Sanchez, Boris Kozlov, Alex Sipiagin, Norman Hedman, Willie Martinez, Bevan Manson, Jerry Bergonzi, Tony Malaby, George Garzone, John Lockwood, Bob Gullottii, Yoron Israel, George Schuller, Ed Schuller, Anita Coelho and others. He has appeared with his group on WERS-Boston radio station and in Eric In the Evening program on WGBH-Boston, performing original music and standards. There is a $16 cover.


D.C.: ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Roy Ayers performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: CHRISTIAN SCOTT QUINTET AT THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Christian Scott Quintet will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, January 24th & 25th at 8:00 pm. One of the brightest jazz stars to emerge in the last few years is trumpeter Christian Scott. Steeped in the jazz tradition and intent on participating in the music's evolution, the New York-based Berklee College of Music grad is indeed a significant new voice poised to make an impact on the future of jazz. Scott is a natural. Only 29, the trumpeter has both the tone and the conviction of the great players of his instrument. He eschews cliche and gimmickry in favor of an expressive sensibility and a willingness to break rules when it makes musical sense to him. A New Orleans native, Scott represents the next generation of Crescent City horn blowers whose lineage started with the legendary King Oliver and Louis Armstrong and has continued with such marquee trumpeters as Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Nicholas Payton.


MARYLAND: SAMMY FIGUEROA AND HIS LATIN JAZZ EXPLOSION

Sammy Figueroa and His Latin Jazz Explosion will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, January 24th at 8:00 pm. Percussionist Sammy Figueroa is considered one of the world's great musicians. In a career spanning over thirty years he has played with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, the Brecker Brothers, Mariah Carey, David Bowie, John McLaughlin, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Chaka Khan, Blues Traveler, Ashford and Simpson, Natalie Merchant and countless others. He has also co-produced several albums, most notably the Cuban a cappella group Vocal Sampling. His band, Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion, is one of the most exciting in jazz today. Known for their exciting performances, enhanced by Sammy's ebullient humor , the band has recorded two albums, 'And Sammy Walked In', and 'The Magician', both nominated for the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album. Sammy is currently appearing in the band of saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins. In September 2010 he performed at Sonny Rollins' 80th Birthday Celebration at the Beacon Theatre and in 2010 appeared with Sonny in Japan, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Barcelona, London, Athens, and Amsterdam. There is a $20 cover.


CHICAGO: DAN MICHEL IN "THE SPARK IN MY EYE"

Singing bartender Dan Michel presents his new show, 'The Spark in My Eye' at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Fridays, January 24th & 31st at 8:00 pm. He is joined by his musical director/ partner George Howe. What is the spark in your eye? Dan shares his newly found spark with music from David Friedman, Leonard Bernstein, Maltby & Shire, Carla Gordon and others. Stop by to see a this show from one of Davenport's regular piano bar performers ... this time in the cabaret room. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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.

NEW ORLEANS: THE QUEENS OF KING: A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING

The Queens of King: A Tribute to Carol King, starring Lisa Picone and Dorian Rush will be presented at THE ALLWAYS LOUNGE & THEATRE (2240 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA - 504-758-5590) on Thursdays through Saturdays, January 16th through 25th at 8:00 pm. Big Easy Award-winning performers Lisa Picone and Dorian Rush are the Queens of King! Accompanied by music director Natalie True, they'll pay homage to the amazing Carole King who wrote and co-wrote over 400 songs that have been performed by over 1,000 recording artists. Picone and Rush will perform the songs that King made famous ("I Feel The Earth Move", "It's Too Late", "So Far Away") and the ones she wrote that others made famous ("Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "You've Got A Friend").The show spans King's spectacular career, from her first big break in the 1960s up to the present day. There is a $15-$20 cover. Purchase tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/549840

SAN FRANCISCO: THE SPINNERS AT YOSHI'S

The Soul-infused R&B group The Spinners will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, January 24th & 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It should come as no surprise that The Spinners have always made timeless music. Their classic group sound and approach never loses its universal appeal. Throughout the years they have acquired twelve (12) gold records with hits on top of both Pop and R&B charts and they are one of the few groups who can boast of four lead singers. Today, original member Henry Fambrough is joined onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, high tenor Harold "Spike" Bonhart and a soul-infused 5-piece band. There is a $29-$39-$65 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: SAM HARRIS "HAM: SLICES OF A LIFE"

Celebrating the release of his new book, HAM: Slices of a Life, (a collection of stories and essays - Simon & Schuster), Tony Award nominee Sam Harris will appear at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday, January 24th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, January 25th at 7:00 pm. This will be his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut. He calls the show a "liter-usical" - a theatrical hybrid of excerpts from the book artfully interspersed with Broadway and pop songs. Sam Harris' diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television to writer, director and producer. And now author. After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers and going on to win "Star Search" in its premier season, Harris and his powerhouse pop, gospel and theater influenced vocals have never looked back. He is a multi-platinum recording artist with 9 studio CDs to his credit including "Sam Harris," "Sam-I-Am" (which both boasted top 40 hits), "Standard Time," and "Different Stages" (produced and conducted by the legendary Peter Matz, and which have been listed on numerous "Top 100 Records of All Time" lists.) Other CDs include "The Best of the Motown Sessions," "Revival," "On This Night," "Always," "Sam Harris Live! - The Best of Christmas" and, most recently, "Free." He can also be heard on numerous concert, guest artist and cast recordings. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: "ALL THAT JAZZ" STARRING JASON BROCK

Jason Brock will bring his show 'All That Jazz' to SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday, February 24th at 8:00 pm. You've seen Jason before: as a finalist on the X-Factor with Simon Cowell, in musicals like "Hedwig & the Angry Inch" and performing at cabaret clubs around the country. However, you've never seen Jason performing just jazz. Well, Jason's doing that in his new show, "All That Jazz." He'll sing standards from the Great American Songbook like "Misty" and some of his favorite tunes like "Bein' Green" & He'll also sing up tempo hits from musicals like "Old Devil Moon" and "My Favorite Things." With Jason's unique voice that Epic Records CEO, LA Reid, called "a songwriter's best friend," you are guaranteed to enjoy this show. Plus, on piano will be the talented Dee Spencer, Head of Music & Dance at SF State University and founder of the jazz program there. Don't miss this unique performance. Jason Brock is a television, film and stage star. He was recently seen in homes all over the world as a finalist on X-Factor singing songs like "New York State of Mind." Jason also starred in the film, "Love is not Enough," which played at world-wide film festivals, including the Frameline and Melbourne film festivals. Jason has played Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at the Boxcar Theatre and a demented flower girl in Taylor Mac's "The Lily's Revenge" at Magic Theatre. Jason began his San Francisco career singing jazz, pop and R&B tunes at Martuni's Piano Bar. You can find his latest single, "You've Got the Love," on iTunes and Amazon. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: LINDA PURL WITH MIDNIGHT CARAVAN

Linda Purl makes her U,K, debut with her show 'Midnight Caravan' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 21st through 25th. Midnight Caravan is a salute to the great women singing stars of the 1940s and '50s - from Ella Fitzgerald to Judy Garland to Rosemary Clooney - as they reigned over the swanky, sexy supper clubs of their day. From sultry ballads to hot Latin jazz arrangements of Broadway tunes, Linda Purl, in her UK debut, features classic standards like My Romance, Shall We Dance and Caravan, and conjures a night time world where the surroundings are posh, the drinks keep flowing, and nobody goes to bed before three. Born in Connecticut and brought up in Japan, Linda Purl has appeared repeatedly on many top TV shows: on Reckless and True Blood, The Office as Helene Beasley and the Golden Globe Award winning series Homeland, as Elizabeth Gaines. She has starred in over 40 made-for-TV movies and is especially known for her series roles as Charlene Matlock on Matlock and Ashley Pfister, Fonzie's fiancee, on Happy Days. She appeared on Broadway in Tony nominated The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Getting and Spending and Off-Broadway in The Baby Dance and Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Purl currently tours with her solo concert Midnight Caravan - Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era. She also tours with Lee Lessack in tributes to both Berlin and Mercer as well as with Gregory Harrison in A Night to Remember. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: MARTIN MILNES 'I COULD HAVE SUNG ALL NIGHT'

Martin Milnes brings his show 'I Could Have Sung All Night' to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday, January 24th at 8:30 pm. Join Martin "The Falsetto" Milnes on a banteriffic journey through musical theatre and opera in two voices - tenor and soprano. Described by The Independent as "the epitome of high octane camp" and "an electrifying presence before he's even sung anything", Milnes plays both classic male AND female roles - sometimes as several characters in one song! Call for cover/minimum information.

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FLORIDA: MAUD HIXSON AT LONGBOAT KEY

Maud Hixson will perform her show 'Jazz Above Zero' at LONGBOAT KEY EDUCATION CENTER (5370 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL - 941-383-8811) on Thursday, January 23rd at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Rick Carlson, John Lamb, Henry Blackburn and Kid Dutch. Maud Hixson is a singer of classic jazz and popular songs of the 20th century, based in Saint Paul, MN. She became a full-time musician after being presented as "Best New Voice" at the KBEM Winter Jazz Fest in Minneapolis in 2003, and now works with a variety of musicians, including the continental sextet French 75, which she founded with clarinetist Tony Balluff. She made her Guthrie Theater debut in "Coward's Women" in 2010 with singer Erin Schwab, performed at the New York Cabaret Convention in 2011 at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, and in 2012 appeared in concert with the late composer and pianist Richard Rodney Bennett. The first album devoted to the music of Broadway composer Michael Leonard, with arrangements by pianist Tex Arnold, the CD also features bassist Steve LaSpina, cornetist Warren Vach•, and guitarist Gene Bertoncini. Recorded at Nola Recording Studios in Steinway Hall, New York City, the CD was released May 1st, 2013. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

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NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUEST IS STEVEN PASQUALE
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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 featured guest is Steven Pasquale, who is currently in the Broadway production of the musical The Bridges of Madison County at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre with Kelli O'Hara. 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: MOLLY POPE, OKAY?

Critically acclaimed neo-retro cabarettist Molly Pope spends an intimate evening with you and the music at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm with her show 'Molly Pope, Okay?'. Molly plays it fast and loose with a new set list of eclectic songs and madcap antics. Juxtaposing the heyday of mid-century New York City cabaret with a downtown modern sensibility, she tackles material spanning the 20th century with her signature old-school style. She is joined on piano by the brilliant Brian J. Nash. Molly Pope is a critically acclaimed cabarettist/actor whose shows have played Joe's Pub, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, Ars Nova, The Laurie Beechman Theater and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia. She was a regular cast member in the hit downtown variety show Our Hit Parade at Joe's Pub and is a frequent guest at the award-winning The Meeting* with Justin Sayre. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SHARON RUBEN: "THE BEST IS YET TO COME"

The Best Is Yet To Come" will be presented at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday,January 23rd at 7:00 pm. The show is an hour long musical celebrating Life, Love and Second Chances. This inspirational evening stars Sharon Ruben and is conceived and directed by Richard Sabellico. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SIDDHARTHA THE MUSICAL

Fresh off of its smash-hit European tour, Siddhartha, The Musical makes its American premiere with three special concert performances at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm; and Friday, January 24th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Inspired by Herman Hesse's timeless novel, the musical tells the story of Prince Siddhartha's spiritual quest for enlightenment with a sizzling, Italian and South Asian-influenced pop-rock score that features raw, sexy performances. This adaptation of one of the world's most iconic emotional journeys will delight fans of the novel, and audiences who appreciate the unique transformative power of musical theatre. Written and directed by Isabeau with music by Isabella Biffi and Fabio Codega, the show was originally developed in the Italian prison system. The special concert performances of Siddhartha, The Musical will be narrated in English and performed in Italian and is presented by Gloria Grace Alanis, Fabrizio Carbon and Broadway International Entertainment. There is a $40 cover charge, which includes a cocktail reception.

NYC: DONNA VIVINO RETURNS TO 54 BELOW TO CELEBRATE HER DEBUT CD

Donna Vivino, the rising Broadway and vocal star, will celebrate the release of Beautiful Dreamer - her debut solo album from Ghostlight Records - with a special performance at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, January 23rd at 9:30 pm. The album was released in stores and via online outlets December 10, 2013. The veteran of Broadway's "Wicked" and "Les Miserables," Vivino will reprise her solo concert "It's Not Easy Being Green" with special numbers from the new recording. She will be joined by Musical Director Ken Levinsky on piano and Jeff Ganz on bass. Beautiful Dreamer weaves 13 diverse songs into a thematically-cohesive collection from Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley. Jerry Vivino - the veteran New York musician and longtime member of the Conan O'Brien house band - leads the disc's all-star jazz quartet and serves as producer. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: COMEDY COCKTAILS WITH CHRISTINE PEDI

Comedy Cocktails With Christine Pedi will be presnted at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, January 23rd at 11:30 pm. Musical comedienne & impressionist Christine Pedi brings her favorite funny friends together to shake and stir up some hysterical comedy concoctions (musical & otherwise). Featuring Jeffrey Richmond, Jackie Hoffman, Cristy Candler & Mickey Cusumano, Michael West, Julie James, and MORE! Silly songs and other diversions from some of the wildest wits on and off Broadway make it an incredibly happy hour & late night laugh lounge. $12 cover charge. $20 food/drink minimum or 2 drink minimum.

NYC: ROBERT SILVERMAN BLUES AND JAZZ QUARTET

Pianist, trumpeter, and composer Robert Silverman will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday, January 23rd at 6:00 pm. Silverman has been a fixture on the New York jazz scene since 1985. After playing with Albert King, Jimmy Heath, George Russell, Cecil McBee, and the Ron Levy Bluesman band, he went on to form his own ensemble featuring original compositions, the blues, and standards. the Quartet is made up of Robert Silverman (piano/trumpet/vocals); James "Doc" Halliday (tenor sax); Andy Bassford (bass); and Scott Hamilton (drums). Silverman has been featured in New York on NBC TV, WKCR, WBAI, and WNYC Radio's Around New York. He is on the Staff of the Hebrew Home for the Aged, playing and teaching jazz to seniors. He won a grant grant for this work from the Bronx Council on the Arts in 2008. there us a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NICHOLAS PAYTON AND ACTION AFFIRMATIVE

Nicholas Payton and Action Affirmative with Aaron Parks, Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since 1994 when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with "From This Moment," the trumpeter has been lauded as one of the leading young instrumental voices in jazz. Even though he started out as a "young lion," one of the new generation guardians of the swing and bebop flames, the 40-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of strict traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history and various experimental elements. Payton's new ensemble "Action Affirmative" is a return of sorts - to the fiery postbox of "Nick@Night" (Verve Records, 2000) for which he has received much acclaimed - but with a new lineup of stellar collaborators. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MONTY ALEXANDER TRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Monty Alexander Trio, with Monty Alexander, piano; John Clayton, bass; and Jeff Hamtilon, drums, performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday through Friday, January 22nd through 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. This combination of Monty Alexander, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton is one of the most legendary trios in all of jazz. They have worked together for over 40 years and have released many albums together, the most famous being "Live In Montreux," one of the most celebrated jazz piano trio records of all-time. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: VINCENT GARDNER SEXTET AT DIZZY'S

The Vincent Gardner Sextet ( Vincent Gardner, trombone; Jimmy Greene, tenor saxophone; Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone; Eric Reed, piano; Dezron Douglas, bass; and Willie Jones III, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Thursday, January 21st through 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. One look at the Vincent Gardner Sextet's lineup will tell modern jazz aficionados all they need to know about the quality of these performances. These six players are among the top echelon of our time, and the extensive list of greats they've worked with is too long to list. Led by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner, this group is known for a smart selection of mostly bop and straight-ahead jazz, featuring both originals and tunes by composers like Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, and Bobby Hutcherson. Whether you're a jazz fan who has seen it all, or a curious newcomer looking to experience live jazz in New York for the first time, these performances will be a good time for all. There is a $35 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: STEVEN FEIFKE SEPTET

The Steven Feifke Septet (Steven Feifke - Piano, Benny Benack III - Trumpet, Andrew Gould - Alto Sax, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown - Tenor Sax ,Alex Wintz - Guitar, Raviv Markovitz - Bass, and Jimmy Macbride - Drums) will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, January 23rd at 7:30 pm. At just 22 years old, Steven is making a name for himself as an artist to look out for. Since moving to New York City in 2009, Steven has been afforded the opportunity of performing and collaborating with some of the most recognizable names in jazz at venues throughout the world. In the fall of 2011, Steven was selected as a semifinalist to the prestigious Thelonious Monk Competition. As Steven's passion for music has grown, so has his penchant for writing. His original compositions and arrangements have been played around the world by artists such as Stefon Harris, Paul McCandless, Lenny Pickett, Bryan Lynch, Rich Perry, and Dave Pietro. Steven plans to release a full length album of original big band music in the Spring of 2014. There is a $20 cover.


TORONTO: DARREN SIGESMUND SEXTET

2010 JUNO nominee and Galaxie Rising Star winner Toronto trombonist Darren Sigesmund will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday & Saturday, January 23rd & 25th at 9;00 pm.The sexett includes Darren Sigesmund - trombone, Eliana Cuevas - vocals, Luiz Deniz - alto saxophone, Michael Davidson - vibes, Jim Vivian - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums. Sigesmund has firmly established his Strands project as one of Canada's leading national and international touring ensembles. Following up on his 2008 debut quintet CD Strands, Sigesmund released Strands II, nominated for a 2010 JUNO for Best Traditional Jazz Album. Sigesmund received the 2010 Galaxie Rising Star award for Best Composition ("Dance for Leila") at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. The music in Strands consists of Sigesmund's award-winning signature: complex musical passages, accessible melodies, wordless vocalizations and a sound that synthesizes wildly diverse influences from Latin, jazz and classical music into totally distinctive works. From the drive and passion of Argentinean Tango and Brazilian song forms, the rhythmic sophistication and fast-paced melodies of Balkan music to the lyricism and counterpoint of Western classical compositions, Sigesmund distills these influences into cutting-edge Canadian jazz.There is a $15 cover.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: VICTOR XU

Victor Xu will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday, January 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm as part of the clubs Young Artist Brunch Series. Born in 1992, Victor Xu began playing piano at a young age and had successfully achieved placements in competitions with the Royal Conservatory of Music throughout his classical studies. His interest in jazz soon emerged, and soonafter he began studying at York University. Utilizing a combination of contemporary melody and traditional left hand harmony within improvisation, Victor often strives for a balance of melodic proficiency and a consideration for leaving space. Currently Victor plays with various bands in Toronto, including Sly Why, The Harrison Vetro Quartet, and Pagoda. No Cover Charge.


D.C.: ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Roy Ayers performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.

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.

NEW ORLEANS: THE QUEENS OF KING: A TRIBUTE TO CAROLE KING

The Queens of King: A Tribute to Carol King, starring Lisa Picone and Dorian Rush will be presented at THE ALLWAYS LOUNGE & THEATRE (2240 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA - 504-758-5590) on Thursdays through Saturdays, January 16th through 25th at 8:00 pm. Big Easy Award-winning performers Lisa Picone and Dorian Rush are the Queens of King! Accompanied by music director Natalie True, they'll pay homage to the amazing Carole King who wrote and co-wrote over 400 songs that have been performed by over 1,000 recording artists. Picone and Rush will perform the songs that King made famous ("I Feel The Earth Move", "It's Too Late", "So Far Away") and the ones she wrote that others made famous ("Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "You've Got A Friend").The show spans King's spectacular career, from her first big break in the 1960s up to the present day. There is a $15-$20 cover. Purchase tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/549840

SAN FRANCISCO: AIRTO MOREIRA & EYEDENTITY

Brazilian percussionist/drummer Airto Moreira, along with long-time collaborator group Eyedentity, will appar at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, January 23rd at 8;00 pm. Together they perform a wide variety of styles such as Afro-Brazilian, Samba and Bossa Nova, straight ahead Jazz and funky Jazz Fusion. In 1965, Airto met the singer Flora Purim in Rio de Janeiro. Flora moved to the USA in 1967 and Airto followed her shortly after. When in New York Airto began playing with musicians such as Reggie Workman, JJ Johnson, Cedar Walton and bassist Walter Booker. It was through Booker that Airto began playing with the greats - Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Paul Desmond and Joe Zawinul, to name a few. Zawignul recommended Airto to Miles Davis for a recording session in 1970 for the "Bitches Brew" album. Davis then invited Airto to join his group, which included such jazz icons as Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea and later John McLaughlin and Keith Jarrett. He remained with Miles for two years, and appears on such releases as "Live/Evil", "Live at the Fillmore", "On the Corner", "The Isle of Wight", "Bitches Brew" and later releases including the "Fillmore Sessions." There is a $22 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: "AN EVENING WITH JOAN RYAN, LIVE!"

Actress and singer Joan Ryan, who boasts an impressive four octave range, makes her long-awaited return to the San Francisco cabaret stage with her self-titled show 'Joan Ryan, Live!', at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday, January 23rd at 8:00 pm. The show was written and directed by Andrew MacBean (Associate Director with Trevor Nunn on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love and Sunset Boulevard) and musical direction from Todd Schroeder (musical director for Sam Harris, Jason Alexander). Ms. Ryan, is currently receiving both critical and audience praise in hit indie film "Hot Guys With Guns." Her stage credits include the original LA cast of the musical Ruthless!, the West Coast premiere of Anyone Can Whistle, Footloose, Triumph of Love, Little Shop of Horrors, among others. Known for her recurring role as Tina Pallodrino, the crazy music and arts teacher on the long-running series, "Saved By the Bell," Ryan has appeared on-screen in numerous television shows and movies including two years as Kathleen Houghton, everyone's favorite psychiatrist on "The Young and the Restless." Layered with fiercely rich vocals and an innate sense of humor and frank wisdom, 'Joan Ryan, Live!' is a musical journey through the life and eclectic career of "consummate performer" Joan Ryan. there is a $30-$40 cover cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


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LONDON: LINDA PURL WITH MIDNIGHT CARAVAN

Linda Purl makes her U,K, debut with her show 'Midnight Caravan' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 21st through 25th. Midnight Caravan is a salute to the great women singing stars of the 1940s and '50s - from Ella Fitzgerald to Judy Garland to Rosemary Clooney - as they reigned over the swanky, sexy supper clubs of their day. From sultry ballads to hot Latin jazz arrangements of Broadway tunes, Linda Purl, in her UK debut, features classic standards like My Romance, Shall We Dance and Caravan, and conjures a night time world where the surroundings are posh, the drinks keep flowing, and nobody goes to bed before three. Born in Connecticut and brought up in Japan, Linda Purl has appeared repeatedly on many top TV shows: on Reckless and True Blood, The Office as Helene Beasley and the Golden Globe Award winning series Homeland, as Elizabeth Gaines. She has starred in over 40 made-for-TV movies and is especially known for her series roles as Charlene Matlock on Matlock and Ashley Pfister, Fonzie's fiancee, on Happy Days. She appeared on Broadway in Tony nominated The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Getting and Spending and Off-Broadway in The Baby Dance and Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Purl currently tours with her solo concert Midnight Caravan - Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era. She also tours with Lee Lessack in tributes to both Berlin and Mercer as well as with Gregory Harrison in A Night to Remember. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: 'MUSICA PARADISO' AT THE PHEASANTRY

Tina May and Guillermo Rozenthuler sing The Greatest Songs From The Movies in 'Musica Paradiso' at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday, January 23rd at 8:30 pm. Celebrating some of the most seductive, alluring and captivating music of the 20th century; the music and the movie stars that carried us away to a place where dreams came true right before our eyes! In a pastiche of songs, themes and scenes that moved us all, we remember the great stars from the golden age of Hollywood. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: KEVIN DOZIER IN "IT'S ABOUT TIME"

Kevin Dozier will bring his show "It's About Time", celebrating 50 years of life, through Broadway, Jazz, Standards, and Pop, to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, January 22nd at 9:30 pm. This will be MAC and Backstage Bistro Award-winning vocalist, Kevin Dozier's 54 Below debut, on his 50th birthday! Featuring standards, Broadway, jazz, and pop songs from Kevin's studio recordings, "Love-Wise" and "Love's Never Lost", as well as new arrangements set for Kevin by the incomparable Marilyn Maye, You will be taken on a journey exploring love and the passage of time. Kevin will be joined by Award-Winning Musical Director, Alex Rybeck. Also joining him are award-winning Sean Harkness, on guitar, John Redsecker on drums, Jered Egan on bass, and Peter Sachon on cello. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

STAMFORD, CT: MARILYN MAYE & HOUSTON PERSON IN "PERFECT PAIRS AT THE PALACE"

"Perfect Pairs at The Palace" brings a new Broadway, Cabaret & Jazz Series to the PALACE THEATRE at the STAMFORD CENTER FOR THE ARTS (61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT - 203-325-4466). Perfect Pairs features the very best dynamic duos in Broadway, Cabaret and Jazz performing in an intimate setting on the Harman Stage. The series has featured Judy Carmichael & Steve Ross, Christine Pedi & Johnny Rodgers and Cyrille Aimee & Freddy Cole. The final show of the series, on Wednesday, January 22nd at 8:00 pm, will feature cabaret legend Marilyn Maye and world renowned tenor saxophonist Houston Person, mixing the best in Broadway, Cabaret and Jazz. This unique series, where the performers and audience both occupy the stage, is the result of the passion and hard work of Palace Theatre Board Member Lynn DiMenna and is made possible through the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Courtyard by Marriott. Tickets are $50-$65.


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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: A BASS AND A SOPRANO WALK INTO A BAR...

Veteran cabaret performers, David Baldwin and Rachel Fry provide an eclectic mix of pop, broadway and classical music at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-54380 on Wednesday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm. In their show 'A Bass And A Soprano Walk Into A Bar ...' , David and Rachel will explore odd pairings in music. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SHAKE-UPS, BREAK-UPS AND MAKE-UPS! ALI AND CHRISTINE SING COUNTRY AND BLUES

With a title like "Break-ups and Make-ups! Ali and Christine sing Country and Blues" only country and blues music can do it justice! Join Ali Grieb and Christine McKenna at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-54380 on Wednesday, January 22nd at 9:30 pm as they present a night of music from country musics biggest divas; from Miranda and Carrie, to Dolly and Reba. Christine and Ali are NYC Cabaret veterans; having performed at Joe's Pub, Rockers Anonymous, the wonderful Duplex, and every Karaoke bar that hasn't banned them yet. There is an $8 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: PEGGY EASON: "AS I SEE IT" AT STAGE 72

Peggy Eason will present her cabaret show "As I See It" at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Friday, January 17th and Wednesday, January 22nd, both shows at 7:00 pm. Eason, who has been blind since birth and has had to overcome many other challenges in her life recently retired after 25 years of employment at the New York State Division of Parole where she was union president. With master's degrees in Voice and Music Education from Manhattan School of Music, as well as in Social Work from Hunter College, Eason was bored with retirement, at first. She started her own company, Chocolate Diva Enterprises, to help others. She is also president of NYC's Toastmaster's Torch Club. Musical director is Grammy Award Winner and two-time Emmy Award Winner  John McDaniel. John Denman directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CAROLE J. BUFFORD: SHADES OF BLUE

Carole Bufford starts 2014 with a brand new show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-35510 on Wednesday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm. It's called Shades of Blue, and promises to be a throbbing and thrilling show full of tempestuous blues numbers from their southern roots to their northern heights. Culled from material spanning a century, Shades of Blue delves into the odyssey of the blues with material made famous by the likes of Bessie Smith, Johnny Cash, The Animals, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Ruth Brown and more! From sly and sexy comedy numbers to high drama, Carole is a singer/actress who always raises the stakes on everything she sings. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SCOTT SIEGEL'S BROADWAY BALLYHOO WEDNESDAYS

The Broadway Ballyhoo returns after its one year, critically acclaimed run at Feinstein's at the Regency and continues this Wednesday at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for an open-ended run that will play every Wednesday night at 10:30 pm. The Ballyhoo features a different musical revue, with new stars and different great show tunes, every single week! Scott Siegel hosts. Ian Herman is the Musical Director. Performers in the show on Wednesday, January 22nd: Gabi Epstein (Visiting Canadian Musical Theater and Cabaret Star), Luke Hawkins (Broadway Song and Dance Man), Eric Yves Garcia (Award Winning Cabart Entertainer), and Amalia Tollas (Broadway Rising Star). There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: LAUREL MASSE, SINGER

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-22000 every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte. The show on Wednesday, January 22nd features Laurel Masse, singer with Tex Arnold, piano. Laurel Massé, founding member of Grammy award-winning vocal group Manhattan Transfer, toured internationally for seven years with the group and recorded five albums. In 1979, a serious automobile accident forced her departure. After two years of convalescence, she began touring again both in the States and in Europe. She has released four solo CDs. The first two, Alone Together and Easy Living, both hit the Billboard Jazz charts; the third, Again, was a People magazine pick. 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: NICHOLAS PAYTON AND ACTION AFFIRMATIVE

Nicholas Payton and Action Affirmative with Aaron Parks, Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since 1994 when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with "From This Moment," the trumpeter has been lauded as one of the leading young instrumental voices in jazz. Even though he started out as a "young lion," one of the new generation guardians of the swing and bebop flames, the 40-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of strict traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history and various experimental elements. Payton's new ensemble "Action Affirmative" is a return of sorts - to the fiery postbox of "Nick@Night" (Verve Records, 2000) for which he has received much acclaimed - but with a new lineup of stellar collaborators. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MONTY ALEXANDER TRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Monty Alexander Trio, with Monty Alexander, piano; John Clayton, bass; and Jeff Hamtilon, drums, performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-85920 on Wednesday through Friday, January 22nd through 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. This combination of Monty Alexander, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton is one of the most legendary trios in all of jazz. They have worked together for over 40 years and have released many albums together, the most famous being "Live In Montreux," one of the most celebrated jazz piano trio records of all-time. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: VINCENT GARDNER SEXTET AT DIZZY'S

The Vincent Gardner Sextet ( Vincent Gardner, trombone; Jimmy Greene, tenor saxophone; Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone; Eric Reed, piano; Dezron Douglas, bass; and Willie Jones III, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Thursday, January 21st through 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. One look at the Vincent Gardner Sextet's lineup will tell modern jazz aficionados all they need to know about the quality of these performances. These six players are among the top echelon of our time, and the extensive list of greats they've worked with is too long to list. Led by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner, this group is known for a smart selection of mostly bop and straight-ahead jazz, featuring both originals and tunes by composers like Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, and Bobby Hutcherson. Whether you're a jazz fan who has seen it all, or a curious newcomer looking to experience live jazz in New York for the first time, these performances will be a good time for all. There is a $35 cover.

BOSTON: BACA OPEN MIC AT FIRST PARISH CHURCH
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The next BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) open mic will take place on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 pm at FIRST PARISH CHURCH (35 Church Street, Watertown Square, MA). Doors open at 6:45. Accompanist will be Bonnie MacLeod. A mini-lecture at 7:00 pm by Casey Thomas will cover basic sound system setup and adjustment. Singers should prepare up to two songs with music charts in the correct key. There will be a raffle with prizes. $10 cover for BACA Members, $13 for non-members.


BOSTON: DAVID BROZA CD RELEASE SHOW

Israeli superstar David Broza celebrates the release of his new CD 'East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem' at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-77570 on Wednesday, January 22nd at 7:30 pm. He is joined by Uri Kleinman (bass), Shanir Blumenkranz (oud), Juval Lion (drums & percussion) and Jonathan Levy (Guitar) plus guest singer:Mira Awad . Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world. His charismatic and energetic performances have brought to worldwide audiences, a fusion of the three different countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain, and England, filling concert halls with his famous guitar playing, ranging from flamenco flavored rhythmic and percussion techniques, to whirlwind finger picking, to a signature rock and roll sound. Broza unites the three worlds by utilizing his ability to take on the troubadour tradition, up to now, featuring lyrics of the worlds' greatest poets. More than a singer/songwriter, David Broza is also well known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian causes, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There is a $38 cover.

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.: KENNY RITTENHOUSE QUINTET FEATURING DARDEN PURCELL

Local trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Wednesday, January 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Rittenhouse has a straightahead, hard-bop approach, but always produces a probing, thoughtful "sounds almost like a flugelhorn" that distinguishes him in the U.S. Army Blues, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, and his own trios, quartets, and quintets that gig around town. Those pretty notes, to paraphrase Louis Armstrong, go right through you. Rittenhouse is a professor of Jazz Trumpet at George Mason University, and a member of many revered ensembles. A multi-faceted musician, Darden Purcell is a sought-after featured soloist with big bands and small ensembles, band leader and vocal instructor. Dr. Purcell is the Director of Jazz Studies and Jazz Voice Instructor at George Mason University. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA

The band Arrival From Sweden will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 21st & 22nd with shows at 8:00 pm. The band was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 Gothenburg, Sweden. They soon became one of the world's most popular and most selling ABBA show band and since their start in 1995, the band has toured over 35 nations and appeared on several TV and radio shows all over the world. This production is the closest you ever will get to see ABBA! Arrival From Sweden is the only group who has gotten an unreleased ABBA song directly from ABBA. The song was released worldwide in 2009. Arrival From Sweden is the only group who has the exclusive right to copy ABBA's original outfits, and they are the only group who has the exclusive permission and trademark ABBA in their production name ABBASOLUTELY - permitted by Universal. There is a $34 cover.

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LONDON: LINDA PURL WITH MIDNIGHT CARAVAN

Linda Purl makes her U,K, debut with her show 'Midnight Caravan' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 21st through 25th. Midnight Caravan is a salute to the great women singing stars of the 1940s and '50s - from Ella Fitzgerald to Judy Garland to Rosemary Clooney - as they reigned over the swanky, sexy supper clubs of their day. From sultry ballads to hot Latin jazz arrangements of Broadway tunes, Linda Purl, in her UK debut, features classic standards like My Romance, Shall We Dance and Caravan, and conjures a night time world where the surroundings are posh, the drinks keep flowing, and nobody goes to bed before three. Born in Connecticut and brought up in Japan, Linda Purl has appeared repeatedly on many top TV shows: on Reckless and True Blood, The Office as Helene Beasley and the Golden Globe Award winning series Homeland, as Elizabeth Gaines. She has starred in over 40 made-for-TV movies and is especially known for her series roles as Charlene Matlock on Matlock and Ashley Pfister, Fonzie's fiancee, on Happy Days. She appeared on Broadway in Tony nominated The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Getting and Spending and Off-Broadway in The Baby Dance and Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Purl currently tours with her solo concert Midnight Caravan - Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era. She also tours with Lee Lessack in tributes to both Berlin and Mercer as well as with Gregory Harrison in A Night to Remember. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: KATIE NEIMAN AND MIKE MORAN PRESENT VOICES

Hot off the heels of her August Pheasantry debut, Katie Neiman is back at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday through Wednesday, January 20th through 22nd at 8:30 pm with a new show which pays homage to the most beguiling voices of stage and screen. Performing with acclaimed composer, producer and pianist Mike Moran and band, be seduced by classics and rare gems that propelled the likes of Gladys Knight, Carol King, Janis Joplin to fame! Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BRONWYN'S FROLICS FOLLIESGAIETIESVANITIES AND SCANDALS RETURN!

Bronwyn's 'Frolics Folliesgaietiesvanities and Scandals' open-mic returns on a new night (Tuesday) and at a new location - THE GREENWICH VILLAGE BISTRO (13 Carmine Street, NYC - 212-209-9777). Opening night is Tuesday, January 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Hosted by Bronwyn Rucker, the show welcomes Actors, Singers, Poets, Playwrights and Comics to share the open-mic. This show will include a special celebration for folicers Pat Casey and Bernice Saks. There is a $7 suggested donation cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

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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: 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: CAN'T SOMETHING BE DONE: AN EVENING WITH EDWARD HIBBERT

Broadway's Edward Hibbert returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesdays, January 21st & 28th at 7:00 pm with his hit cabaret show 'Can't Something Be Done', after a sold-out run in February! Best known as Gil Chesterton, the restaurant critic on TV's Frasier, Broadway and off-Broadway audiences have delighted in his varied performances in The Drowsy Chaperone, Curtains, Jeffrey, and the upcoming It Shoulda Been You. In Can't Something Be Done?, Edward presents an evening of irreverent stories and songs by Cole Porter, Noel Coward, and also contemporary songwriters. Enjoy stories of Edward's travels from England to the Great White Way and beyond. Featuring Musical Direction by Sam Davis and Direction by Mark Waldrop. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: 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 10:00 pm (note earlier time). 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 Tuesday, January 21st areCaroline Rhea, Alice Ripley, Jonatha Brooke, Patrick Page, Donna Vivino, The Skivvies, Amy Lynn & the Gun Show, David Perlman, Tiffany Haas & Michael McCorry Rose, Scott Coulter and Siren. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NICHOLAS PAYTON AND ACTION AFFIRMATIVE

Nicholas Payton and Action Affirmative with Aaron Parks, Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since 1994 when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with "From This Moment," the trumpeter has been lauded as one of the leading young instrumental voices in jazz. Even though he started out as a "young lion," one of the new generation guardians of the swing and bebop flames, the 40-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of strict traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history and various experimental elements. Payton's new ensemble "Action Affirmative" is a return of sorts - to the fiery postbox of "Nick@Night" (Verve Records, 2000) for which he has received much acclaimed - but with a new lineup of stellar collaborators. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE DOUBLE FEATURE

A special Double Feature even will take place at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday, January 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The show features Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express 2 and Caterina Zapponi & the Pizzarelli's. The event will give you access to both groups of artists during each set for the price of one show. Monty Alexander & The Harlem-Kingston Express project combines two groups into one, seamlessly blending rocking reggae music with classic, acoustic jazz. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe: Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare, among many others. Caterina Zapponi With The Pizzarellis: Bucky & Martin, with Frank Vignola: In her career, the gifted multi-lingual vocalist Caterina Zapponi has explored music ranging from jazz and the American popular song to cabaret and musical theater. Legendary 7-string Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli's career now spans seven decades, having worked with some of the biggest names in music. Beginning his career in 1944, he became a staff musician at NBC in 1952 and worked with The Tonight Show band starring Johnny Carson. Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS: BROTHER VALIANT

ScoBar Entertainment presents: Brother Valiant at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, January 21st with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Brother Valiant is a collective of young musicians that combine nuances of Indie, Folk, Jazz and Bluegrass into a patchwork of catchy riffs and memorable hooks, inspired by acts from Canned Heat and Neil Young, to Modest Mouse and Mumford and Sons. With big sing-a-long choruses and rambunctious brass melodies, Brother Valiant creates a unique atmosphere that blends both passion and peculiarity into something new and exciting for all generations to sing out! The group includes AJ Amsterdam (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica), Tess McColgan (Lead & Backing Vocals, Mandolin), Curran Banach (Banjo, Backing Vocals), Matt Pinto (Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar), Ian Kenselaar (Upright Bass, Backing Vocals), Gabriel Marr (Drums & Percussion), Allison Philips (Trumpet, Horn Arrangements), and Mariel Bildsten (Trombone). There is a $20 cover.

NYC: VINCENT GARDNER SEXTET AT DIZZY'S

The Vincent Gardner Sextet ( Vincent Gardner, trombone; Jimmy Greene, tenor saxophone; Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone; Eric Reed, piano; Dezron Douglas, bass; and Willie Jones III, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Thursday, January 21st through 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. One look at the Vincent Gardner Sextet's lineup will tell modern jazz aficionados all they need to know about the quality of these performances. These six players are among the top echelon of our time, and the extensive list of greats they've worked with is too long to list. Led by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner, this group is known for a smart selection of mostly bop and straight-ahead jazz, featuring both originals and tunes by composers like Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, and Bobby Hutcherson. Whether you're a jazz fan who has seen it all, or a curious newcomer looking to experience live jazz in New York for the first time, these performances will be a good time for all. There is a $35 cover.

TORONTO: THE HARRY VETRO QUARTET & THE "GLASS ACT" QUINTET

The York University Students Showcase will present two bands at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, January 21st starting at 8:00 pm. The Harry Vetro Quartet is a jazz band consisting of a few of Toronto's emerging musicians. These four fresh minded fellows have carved their own path, honouring the jazz tradition by bringing their own passions and personalities to bear on the music. The group consists of Max Forster - Trumpet, Victor Xu - Piano, Nick Arseneau - Bass and Harry Vetro - Drums. Each musician has performed individually over 100 different shows across the GTA bringing their own style of music and mindset to this highly collaborative group. The group's repertoire spans across the jazz spectrum performing originals, jazz standards and compositions by some of the 21st century's finest musicians. Glass Act is a vocal jazz quintet of York University students founded by saxophonist Lorenzo Polese in February 2013. While keeping the old school flavor of the timeless classics, Glass Act gives a taste of modern to the great tunes of the past. The group performs arrangements based on classic artists such as: Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Sarah Vaughan as well as integrating the styles of modern day artists like: Sara Gazarek, Nikki Yanofsky, and Toronto's own Emilie-Claire Barlow. Members of the group include Christina Wynans - Vocals, Lorenzo Polese - Saxophone, Greg McClary - Piano, Daniel Diaz - Bass and Justin McHugh - Drums. There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: JEFF MAJORS AT BLUES ALLEY


Harpist Jeff Majors will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, January 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Majors has established a high profile as a musician and recording artist. He introduced the harp, an instrument traditionally associated with classical music, into the contemporary religious music genre through his live performances and "Sacred Series" of recordings. He has also made a mark on the gospel music scene in a different way, as a radio executive for Radio One. Majors is in charge of nine gospel radio stations throughout the country and is the host of numerous gospel-inspired programs on both radio and television. 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.

SAN FRANCISCO: ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA

The band Arrival From Sweden will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 21st & 22nd with shows at 8:00 pm. The band was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 Gothenburg, Sweden. They soon became one of the world's most popular and most selling ABBA show band and since their start in 1995, the band has toured over 35 nations and appeared on several TV and radio shows all over the world. This production is the closest you ever will get to see ABBA! Arrival From Sweden is the only group who has gotten an unreleased ABBA song directly from ABBA. The song was released worldwide in 2009. Arrival From Sweden is the only group who has the exclusive right to copy ABBA's original outfits, and they are the only group who has the exclusive permission and trademark ABBA in their production name ABBASOLUTELY - permitted by Universal. There is a $34 cover.

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LONDON: KATIE NEIMAN AND MIKE MORAN PRESENT VOICES

Hot off the heels of her August Pheasantry debut, Katie Neiman is back at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday & Tuesday, January 20th & 21st at 8:30 pm with a new show which pays homage to the most beguiling voices of stage and screen. Performing with acclaimed composer, producer and pianist Mike Moran and band, be seduced by classics and rare gems that propelled the likes of Gladys Knight, Carol King, Janis Joplin to fame! Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: LINDA PURL WITH MIDNIGHT CARAVAN

Linda Purl makes her U,K, debut with her show 'Midnight Caravan' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 21st through 25th. Midnight Caravan is a salute to the great women singing stars of the 1940s and '50s - from Ella Fitzgerald to Judy Garland to Rosemary Clooney - as they reigned over the swanky, sexy supper clubs of their day. From sultry ballads to hot Latin jazz arrangements of Broadway tunes, Linda Purl, in her UK debut, features classic standards like My Romance, Shall We Dance and Caravan, and conjures a night time world where the surroundings are posh, the drinks keep flowing, and nobody goes to bed before three. Born in Connecticut and brought up in Japan, Linda Purl has appeared repeatedly on many top TV shows: on Reckless and True Blood, The Office as Helene Beasley and the Golden Globe Award winning series Homeland, as Elizabeth Gaines. She has starred in over 40 made-for-TV movies and is especially known for her series roles as Charlene Matlock on Matlock and Ashley Pfister, Fonzie's fiancee, on Happy Days. She appeared on Broadway in Tony nominated The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Getting and Spending and Off-Broadway in The Baby Dance and Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Purl currently tours with her solo concert Midnight Caravan - Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era. She also tours with Lee Lessack in tributes to both Berlin and Mercer as well as with Gregory Harrison in A Night to Remember. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: JASON MORRIS, MUSICALLY YOGIC

Jason Morris brings his show 'Musically Yogic' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, January 20th at 7:00 pm. The show is an intimate affair of rare gems, darkly-textured melodies, surprise guests, and of course the signature humour and soaring silky voice that makes audiences adore him. Tracy Stark music directs. Born to a classical pianist mum, music was in his blood from the start. Now, a NY-based performer-producer and the creator and co-producer of the Musical Momentum Concert Series (which continues to raise money for teen suicide, sexual violence, and breast cancer) he continues to prove that music has not only the power to move us to feel, but more importantly, the power that propels us to act and heal. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CRASS MONKEY SKETCH COMEDY SHOW

Dean Jones and Kevin Skinner bring their absurd, surrealist sketch comedy show once again to the stage of THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday, January 20th at 9:30 pm. Crass Monkey Sketch Comedy Show features live and video sketches of parodies and original material. This hour long show will remind you of SCTV and SNL in their heydays, without all that cocaine! There is a $5 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: THE SONGS OF SHAINA TAUB

Shaina Taub will peresent 'The Songs of Shaina Taub' at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday January 20th at 7:00 pm. The concert will feature song selections from all of Taub's current projects including There's A House - a musical commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Robin - a musical commissioned by Ars Nova and her albums What Otters Do and Shaina Taub Trio, as well as brand new songs, all performed by Taub's dynamic full band, featuring several guest vocalists. The concert will feature members of her trio: bassist/singer Mike Brun (Mr. Burns), drummer/singer Jacob Colin Cohen (One Man, Two Guv'nors), as well as guitarist Armand Hirsch (Bobby McFerrin World Tour), pianist Dave Melton, and a horn trio comprised of Jas Walton, Andy Clausen and Garrett Schmidt. Taub will be joined by guest vocalists Duncan Sheik (Tony and Grammy winner), Grace McLean (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Starr Busby (Things to Ruin), Kate Ferber (The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County), and Molly Hager (Fat Camp). There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GO WHERE THE LOVE IS: THE MUSIC OF JEFF THOMSON

Go Where The Love Is: The Music of Jeff Thomson, with Constantine Maroulis, Jason Gotay & More, will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, January 20th at 9:30 pm. The star studded night features the best of Broadway performing songs with music by award-winning composer Jeff Thomson. The cast will include Constantine Maroulis, Andi Alhadeff, Andrea Ross, Deborah S. Craig , Natalie Weiss, Jason Gotay, Emma Hunton, Alex Brightman, Preston Sadlier, Ellyn Marsh, John Arthur Greene, Frankie James Grande, Marissa Rosen, F. Michael Haynie, Molly Ranson, Kelly King, Zal Owen, Kat Hennessey, Kevin Moon Loh, Dawn Cantwell , & Jenny Ashman. The evening will highlight material from the upcoming musicals JAWBREAKER, PUMP UP THE VOLUME, TRAILS as well as several yet to be revealed projects. Directed by Broadway's Jen Bender, musical directed by Joshua Stephen Kartes and produced by Ashley Kate Adams, this will be a performance not to miss! There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ARIANA DeBOSE IN TYPED OUT

In an intimate cabaret setting, Ariana DeBose (Bring It On, Motown) defies limitations of gender, age & race in TYPED OUT at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, January 20th at 11:30 pm. In collaboration with Ben Rauhala (music direction), Kurt Crowley (arrangements), & two-time Tony nominee Terrence Mann (creative consultant); Ariana investigates what it is to be ethnically ambiguous in a world that thrives on labels. Audiences can expect a variety of mash-ups, medleys and more! There is a $20 cover plus a $20 food/drink or 2 drinks minimum.


NYC: NATALIE DOUGLAS IN "THE BIRTHDAY SHOW"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presents singer Natalie Douglas, who will be celebrating and performing "The Birthday Show" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, January 20th at 7:00 pm. The critically acclaimed Nightlife, Bistro & seven-time MAC Award winner Natalie Douglas returns to her favorite perch at Birdland as part of the Broadway at Birdland series with an all new concert, "The Birthday Show," celebrating her birthday with longtime musical director, Mark Hartman (Sondheim on Sondheim, Avenue Q) andher band of Broadway All-Stars. After the success of her first Birthday Show last year, Natalie can't wait to bring a new version of the program to life. The Birthday Show springs from all of Natalie's influences; from the eclectic tastes of her late parents to the music of her native Southern California, her ancestral East Texas roots and her adulthood in New York City. There is a $30 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: BEN WILLIAMS & SOUND EFFECT

Ben Williams will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, January 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Williams is one of the youngest and brightest musicians on the scene today who is helping to push the legacy of jazz forward and through the reflection of his own distinct sound and flavor in hip hop, gospel, and Rhythm & Blues. He is highly recognized as a national and international acclaimed bassist, bandleader, performer, music educator, and writer who has performed with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Terrence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Benny Golson, Stefon Harris just to name a few; and has consistently toured the Continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North & South Americas. There is a $10-$15 cover.

NYC: ALEXIS P. SUTER BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

The Alexis P. Suter Band performs at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday, January 20th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. When the great Bluesman B.B. King first heard Alexis P. Suter sing a few years ago, he was visibly impressed - and said so after her opening set for him at BB Kings NYC. The Alexis P. Suter Band has earned similar accolades from other well-known musicians and performers, including Levon Helm of The Band. A true vocal phenomenon, bass/baritone powerhouse Suter and her band began wowing audiences in the northeast as regular performers at Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Sessions in Woodstock, NY. Since then, they have been in constant demand at North American festivals including, The Toronto Waterfront Blues Festival, The Cincinnati Blues Festival, FloydFest in Floyd, VA, The Kitchener Blues Festival in Kitchener, Ontario, Briggs Farm Blues Festival, PA; The Pocono Blues Festival; The Vermont Blues Festival, The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival in British Columbia and The Columbia Blues Festival in Columbia, SC. There is a $20 - $27.50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE MILTON SUGGS PHILOSOPHY: MORE THAN A DREAM: A CELEBRATION OF DR. KING

The Milton Suggs Philosophy with Marquis Hill, trumpet; Christopher McBride, alto saxophone; Willerm Delisfort, piano; Ameen Saleem, bass; and Jeremy "Bean" Clemons, drums, will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, January 20th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. After a triumphant debut at Dizzy's this past September, Milton Suggs returns to celebrate the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Suggs is a gifted up-and-coming vocalist who was encouraged to pursue vocals professionally by Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing & Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis. He draws influence from the past century and beyond of jazz, soul, and R&B, having studied artists from Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Jon Hendricks, to Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye. The Milton Suggs Philosophy has recently been lighting up the New York club scene with unique and culturally savvy performances. Suggs' vocals will please a wide range of fans, and we're excited to see what the group has in store for this very special occasion. There is a $25 cover.


D.C.: MARIE-CLAIRE AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz vocalist Marie-Claire performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, January 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Performing jazz standards from the great American songbook and with a voice that is a throwback to the golden age of jazz, Marie-Claire weaves and mixes her rich contralto voice to bring forth a sound like none other heard today. Born in the Commonwealth of Dominica, raised in The Bronx, NYC and classically trained in Rome, Italy, Marie-Claire is a one of a kind performer you will want to see, hear and will never forget with a vocal range that encompasses jazz, classical and everything in between. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: 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.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: PETER POLYCARPOU AT THE CRAZY COQS

West End and TV star Peter Polycarpou brings his show 'LAUGH AND BE HAPPY: The Songs and Music of Randy Newman' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, January 20th at 8:00 pm. The show songs and a few stories connected with Randy and his compositional style. One of Randy's greatest achievements is that by his own admission his 'limited' voice has given artists of international repute, great songs to sing. His is a timeless writing with an open, inclusive and humanist palette. Peter Polycarpou has played leading roles in some of the greatest musicals of our time, including The Phantom in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom Of The Opera, John in the original Miss Saigon company, Thenardier in Les Miserables, Beadle Bamford in the five-time Olivier Award winning production of Sweeney Todd at The Adelphi in 2012 and Ali Hakim in Trevor Nunn's BAFTA award winning production of Oklahoma! On TV he appeared in Birds Of A Feather, Waking The Dead, The Bill, Casualty, Holby City and EastEnders. He is also a teacher and has taught all over the country in Youth Theatres, Schools and Colleges. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: KATIE NEIMAN AND MIKE MORAN PRESENT VOICES

Hot off the heels of her August Pheasantry debut, Katie Neiman is back at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday & Tuesday, January 20th & 21st at 8:30 pm with a new show which pays homage to the most beguiling voices of stage and screen. Performing with acclaimed composer, producer and pianist Mike Moran and band, be seduced by classics and rare gems that propelled the likes of Gladys Knight, Carol King, Janis Joplin to fame! Call for cover/minimum information.


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