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JANUARY 2014
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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: SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH DAVE PIETRO'S NYU BRAZILIAN ENSEMBLE

Dave Pietro's NYU Brazilian Ensemble performs for Sunday Brunch ar THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on February 2nd starting at 11:30 am. A native of Southboro, Massachusetts, Dave Pietro has been on the New York music scene since 1987. His talents as a gifted saxophonist, composer, and educator have made him an in-demand musician who has performed at jazz clubs, jazz festivals, schools and concert halls in more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Pietro received a bachelor's degree in music education from North Texas State University where he toured and recorded four albums with the school's One O'Clock Lab Band. He has a Master of Arts degree in jazz composition from New York University where he currently holds the position of Music Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies. Dave has given hundreds of workshops and concerts at schools around the country and is sponsored by Rico Reeds and the Conn-Selmer Instrument Company. There is a $29.50 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST BRUNCH SERIES: EMILY STEINWALL DUO

Saxophonist Emily Steinwall will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) for the Sunday Brunch show on February 2nd at 12:30 pm as part of the clubs Young Artist Series. Steinwall was born in Toronto in 1995, and is currently in her first year at Humber College working towards a Bachelors degree in Music Performance. She is a graduate of Malvern Collegiate Institute, where she first tried the saxophone. During her last two years of high school, Emily participated in the Humber College Community School and Honour Combo Programs. She was also a member of the the JazzFM Youth Big Band and Musicfest Canada's National Honour Combo. Through these programs, Emily has had the privilege and opportunity of sharing the stage with many world-class musicians, including Rich Perry, Ben Monder, Lew Tabackin, Al Kay, Tom Scott, and has studied with many of Canada's greatest jazz musicians, including: Kirk Macdonald, Alex Dean, Seamus Blake, Mike Murley, Lorne Lofsky, Dave Neill, and Andy Ballantyne. Emily hopes to one day forge her career within the excellent Canadian jazz community. There is no cover charge.


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: SUENO POP: A LATIN POP CONCERT AT THE BEECHMAN

SUENO POP: A Pop Dream will be presented at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, February 2nd at 7:30 pm. The show blends some of the world's most influential Spanish pop artists, taking the audience to a dream like musical adventure of love, danger, deception and fun. Onstage will be singers Jose Sepulveda (One Life to Live, Altar Boyz Nat'l tour), Olivia Hernandez, Michelle Walter Palmieri and Daniel Hidalgo. Edward Bell is the Musical Director. The concert is stage managed by Jay Levy. Sponsored by The Lab. Conceived by Jose Sepulveda.There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN - AN "ALMOST" ANNUAL "ALMOST" BIRTHDAY

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, February 2nd, David will celebrate his birthday -  an "almost" annual "almost" birthday (his birthday is actually on February 1st - a birth date he shares with The Incomparable Hildegarde). David will be spinning his all time "old" favorites and some "new" favorites!  Maybe they're your favorites too. . 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: ALICE RIPLEY - RIPLEY REFLECTS

Following her recent sold out appearances, Tony winner Alice Ripley returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - http://www.54below.com/ ) on Sunday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm with 'Ripley Reflects', a brilliant evening featuring her favorite music. The show is a carefully crafted sampling of songs from shows in which she was an original Broadway cast member, as well as a healthy serving of melodies that cover a wide range of genres, including her own original tunes! Ripley's recent award-winning turn in Next to Normal (Best Actress in a Musical) took place long after Broadway had already fallen in love with Alice in shows such as Side Show (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations), Sunset Boulevard, The Rocky Horror Show and The Who's Tommy. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WELL-STRUNG AT 54 BELOW

Well-Strung, the singing string quartet, will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, February 2nd at 9:30 pm. Well-Strung has quickly gained national and international attention for their unique mash-up of string quartet and boy band. The foursome features classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Ke$ha, Pink, Adele, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears & more. They've been featured in venues ranging from London's Leicester Square to Provincetown to NYC's Highline Ballroom, including their starring role in Tony winner Joanna Gleason's recent sold out run at 54 Below. Well-Strung consists of Edmund Bagnell (first violin), Christopher Marchant (second violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello) and Trevor Wadleigh (viola). Conceived by Mark Cortale & Christopher Marchant, directed by Donna Drake (A Chorus Line). There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY FEATURING VOCALIST HILARY GARDNER

The Birdland Jazz Party, featuring vocalist Hilary Gardner, will be held Sunday, February 2nd at 6:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). The club's very own jazz quartet hits the stage every Sunday to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics featuring special guest vocalist Hilary Gardner. Hilary Gardner is a singer and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She shares her August 22 birthday with Dorothy Parker, John Lee Hooker, Claude Debussy, and Kristen Wiig. Her first gigs were in Wasilla, Alaska, where she sang Patsy Cline tunes in dive bars. Classical voice study helped build her musical foundation, but equally formative was the time spent singing along with records by Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Joni Mitchell, and Tom Waits, to name just a few. There is a $25 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: MACEO PARKER AT THE BLUE NOTE

Maceo Parker performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, January 28th through February 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Maceo Parker's name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth. Everyone knows by now that he's played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as " like being at University "; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; stretching out with Bootsy's Rubber Band. He's the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher that unravels dance music down to its core. His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has garnered him a fresh young fan base. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MATT WILSON QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN MEDESKI

The Matt Wilson Quartet, With Jeff Lederer, saxophone; Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Chris Lightcap, bass; Matt Wilson, drums; John Medeski, piano, performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, January 30th through February 2nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Matt Wilson is a phenomenal drummer who has played with, and been praised by, a seemingly endless list of contemporary jazz greats. In addition to his instrumental skills, he receives constant praise as a bandleader and a creative force who experiments and pushes both sidemen and genre boundaries alike, while remaining widely accessible in every context. Joining the group this time will be Wilson's longtime friend and musical partner, John Medeski, whose feel, energy, deep roots, wide range, have influenced many performances. Funnily enough, the simple - albeit far too rare - element that really elevates Wilson's performances is his obvious and unadulterated joy. Wilson's sense of humor, tireless smile, and wild, spirited energy acts as the catalyst to everyone onstage and off feeling good and having FUN. There is a $35-$45 cover.

CHICAGO: SCOTT GRYDER'S SIMPLY SCOTTY AT CLUB 3160

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


LOS ANGELES: KRITZERLAND: AT THE MOVIES!

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "At The Movies" on Sunday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700), As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Brennley Brown, Emma Degerstedt, Dennis Kyle, Lisa Livesay, John Sloman and Shannon Warne with Music Director Shelly Markham. Special guests are Andrea Marcovicci, and an Oscar-winning songwriter, Richard M. Sherman. It's Oscar time, and the 42nd Kritzerland show, Kritzerland at the Movies, pays tribute to some of the greatest songs ever written for the movies. From Oscar-winners, to songs from musicals written especially for the screen, to some you probably won't be familiar with (it's a Kritzerland show, after all), you'll hear songs by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, Marvin Hamlisch, Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen, Dimitri Tiomkin, Burt Bacharach, Randy Newman, Mel Brooks, David Shire, Michel Legrand and more. Cover charge is $29 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.


SAN FRANCISCO: SHOW TUNE SUNDAY AT SOCIETY CABARET

SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) presents Broadway's Best sung by San Francisco's Finest on Sunday afternoon, February 2nd starting at 2:00 pm. The show is hosted by G. Scott Lacy, Entertainment Director - Founder of Society Cabaret and Musical Director to the Stars. You are invited to celebrate as member of the cast sing songs from our favorite Broadway shows. This week's special guests include Lua Hadar. There is a $20-$40 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: CALVIN KEYS POWER QUARTET

Veteran jazz guitarist Calvin Keys performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm. For nearly 50 years, Calvin Keys has been a leader of his own bands, producer of his recordings and on first call for his exceptional style as an accompanist and soloist by many other legends of jazz. It was after hearing him with Ahmad Jamal that Charles Earland asked Calvin to join his band for a special New York City performance. After moving to Los Angeles in 1969, Keys became the guitarist in the house band at the Persian Room with Red Holloway. During this same period Calvin co-led a band with Blue Mitchell. During this same period Calvin connected with yet another master organist, Doug Carn whom he later recorded on Doug's Adams Apple that featured the great Jean Carn on the famed Black Jazz label. While performing is always a priority for Calvin Keys, he has found time to record 15 CDs, including his internationally acclaimed An Evening With Calvin Keys and his new release, the Jazzweek chart topper at #18, Electric Keys. Dinner/show: $52, show only $17.

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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.

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NYC: KAREN OBERLIN & SEAN HARKNESS RELEASE DUO CD

Karen Oberlin & Sean Harkness will release their new Duo CD 'A Wish' at JAZZ AT KATANO (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119) on Saturday, February 1st with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A wish, like a hope or a dream, whether simple or complex, is always personal. Yet the wishes of two artists can be expressed in one creative project like this one by Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness. Karen had wished for years to make a duo recording with only guitar and vocals, and she found the ideal partner in Sean. When they first played together, spontaneously in an impromptu performance, they both knew they had to make an album together, or that became their great, mutual wish. Kitty Skrobela of Miranda Music , as is her way, made the dream come to life, the hope realized, their wish a reality. The fascinating, eclectic mix of extraordinary songwriters on this album, like Dorothy Fields, Paul McCartney, Fred Hersch and Joni Mitchell, unwittingly collaborated on this project as the song springboard for what these two artists wished to express. Collectively, Karen and Sean have brought to life this multi-faceted, deeply felt wish with a deliciously personal perspective on life and love...as if anything else matters. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NJ: DARYL SHERMAN AT KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL

Daryl Sherman with Harvie S, bass, will perform at THE KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL (33 University Place, NYC - 212-228-8490) on Saturday, February 1st from 9:45pm to 2:00 am. For 14 years Ms. Sherman played and sang for savvy New Yorkers and international visitors at the Waldorf Astoria's famed Cole Porter Steinway. Last June, she headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown of Peru, IN. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59 Theaters where she was lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. As a sparkling mainstay of Manhattan's nightlife, there's hardly jazz joint, supper club, Chinese restaurant or hotel that Daryl has missed. Her many recordings are in regular national rotation on Cable TV's Music Choice and Sirius/XM Radio. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD - which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. Call for cover/minimum information.

FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

Chris Barrett will be performing at THE WICK THEATRE (7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL - 561-995-2333) on Thursday through Saturday. Chris' show, 'Barrett's Broadway', will commence after the final curtain call of the evening's production, approximately 10:00 pm. At that time, the lobby will have been transformed into an intimate cabaret / piano bar. He will be performing until midnight. Cocktails will be served. The shows are open to the public.

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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, February 1st & 15th 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: KRISTINE MILLS SINGS NEW STANDARDS: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

Award-winning songwriter and vocalist Kristine Mills shares the stage with Music Director and pianist, Steve Doyle in her show "New Standards: Everything Old is New Again" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, February 1st ar 7:00 pm. After several years of songwriting, Mills returns to her roots in Jazz. Lovingly singing only her very favorite songs, hear those that helped shape her repertoire and critically acclaimed career. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: HOW'S THIS SOUND?! (2014 REPRISE)

Composer/lyricist Matt Patrick Walsh presents a brand new rendition of his original 90-minute cabaret series, "How's This Sound?!" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, February 1st at 9:30 pm. All songs written by Walsh along with a few collaborations with Nathan Brisby and Jordan Shavarebi. Featured cast includes: Daniel Palese, Ali Gordon, Katie Bland, Kris Howard, and Amanda Forker (as well as songs sung by Walsh at the piano). There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ERIC YVES GARCIA AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

Hot off being given the Margaret Whiting Award at this year's New York Cabaret Convention, Eric Yves Garcia will be putting on a single night event showcasing his song styling and piano playing prowess at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturdays, February 1st & March 1st at 8:00 pm. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOHN MINNOCK AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

John Minnock, a leading vocalist in Boston's jazz scene returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 1st ay 7:00 pm. Following a highly successful debut at the Metropolitan Room in September, John Minnock returns for another energetic night of Jazz & Blues. Combining great musicality, showmanship and irreverent comedy, this show is an audience favorite. With a voice described as recalling Billy Eckstein & Lou Rawls, the music often branches out to R&B, Funk, and show standards, as well as spirited jazz improvisation. With his trio, accomplished musicians from both Boston and New York, John is as at-ease with the complexities of jazz as he is with working with the band, the audience, and everything involved in an entertaining night of music. John is joined once again by pianist Bill Duffy, bassist Carlos Mena, and drummer Pablo Eluchans. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MICHELE LEE FOR 3 PERFORMANCES AT 54 BELOW

Following her acclaimed concert "Catch the Light," this all new show finds the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for three nights only: Thursday, January 30th at 7:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, January 31st & February 1st at 8:00 pm. Ms. Lee's new concert boasts an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. A multiple Emmy and Tony-nominated actor, Michele Lee has starred in CBS's "Knots Landing" as well as such classic Broadway musicals as the original How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Seesaw. Michele is the consummate "knock 'em dead" entertainer who enthralls audiences, from stories that tickle the funnybone to ballads that cut deep into the soul. With a brilliant quintet led by arranger/conductor extraordinaire Ron Abel, Ms. Lee's engagement at 54 Below will be a fantastic night of flat out fun and stories for the ages. There is a $25-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND

A full sized jazz orchestra composed of seventeen musicians all play bandleader Charlie Rosen's re-imagined arrangements of an eclectic mix of tunes from Broadway's past, present and beyond at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, February 1st at 11:00 pm. Both modern and classic showtunes are on display in this hugely unique and winning evening, sung by the best and brightest of Broadway's young generation of leading performers in the timeless tradition of a big band. Featuring Nick Blaemire (Godspell, Dogfight), Tony Award Nominee Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange, Shrek: The Musical), Hannah Elless (Godspell, The Other Josh Cohen), Jason Gotay (Bring It On: The Musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Passing Strange, American Idiot), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Andy Mientus (NBC's "Smash," Les Miserables), and Ariana DeBose (Bring It On, Motown). There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FRANK WILDHORN WITH JANE MONHEIT & CLINT HOLMES

Frank Wildhorn, along with Jane Monheit & Clint Holmes, will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:45 pm, with an additional performance at 10:45 on Saturday, the 1st. Wildhorn is a songwriter and creator of well-known Broadway shows Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dracula, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, Bonnie & Clyde and The Civil War (both Tony-nominated for Best Score), as well as over fifteen original international titles that include The Count of Monte Cristo, Excalibur, Carmen, Rudolf, and Cyrano de Bergerac. With a career that spans four decades in the recording industry and theatre world, multi-Grammy and Tony Award-nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn has started performing again. Wildhorn will step into the musician's shoes at the piano at the iconic Café Carlyle in New York, sharing the stage with Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit award-winning entertainer Clint Holmes, joined by Julia Adamy on bass, Clint de Ganon on drums and David Mann on reeds. Wildhorn will take you on a musical journey of the many songs from his pop, jazz and theatre life. It all started recently with performances at the legendary jazz club Birdland and with orchestras in venues here and abroad. The pull to play is eating at him to interact with great singers and musicians in front of a live audience. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: THE JOEY DEFRANCESCO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Joey DeFrancesco Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. His father "Papa" John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record "All Of Me" at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. At 22, John McLaughlin called him along with drummer Dennis Chambers, to form the group the "Free Spirits". This band toured extensively for 4 years. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. He has won the Down Beat Critics poll eleven times & the Readers poll ever year since 2002, as well as countless Jazz Journalist awards, and countless others. In 2004 Joey was nominated for a Grammy for his record "Falling In Love Again", and again in 2010 for his release titled "Never Can Say Goodbye". Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and other all-star projects. His latest release "One For Rudy" is a tribute to the legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder. Joey has played a key role in the development of numerous modern organs & keyboards that replicate the classic Hammond organ/Leslie speaker sound. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MACEO PARKER AT THE BLUE NOTE

Maceo Parker performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, January 28th through February 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Maceo Parker's name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth. Everyone knows by now that he's played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as " like being at University "; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; stretching out with Bootsy's Rubber Band. He's the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher that unravels dance music down to its core. His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has garnered him a fresh young fan base. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: THE TANGIERS BLUES BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

The Tangiers Blues Band (TBB) will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Saturday, February 1st with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. The band was formed in 1998 after guitarist Chris Scianni (Dangerman, Echobrain with Jason Newsted) and drummer Dave Borla (Dangerman, Echobrain) met photographer/harmonica player Danny Clinch and discovered their mutual love for blues music. The first Tangiers Blues Band jam session took place on Thanksgiving night that year with other musicians and friends, including Huey from the Fun Lovin' Criminals, King from Cooley High, Mick Jones from Foreigner and tennis player/guitarist John McEnroe. The original line-up was formed after that with Chris (guitar), Dave Borla (drums), Danny (harmonica), Huey (lap steel), King (vox and guitar) adding their long time friends Dave Sellar (bass) from Darla Hood and Peter Levin (keys) who had played in various bands in New York City and currently tours with The Blind Boys of Alabama. The TBB line-up changes from show to show, with a deep rotation of musicians they have known and jammed with for many years, and in many different configurations. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MATT WILSON QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN MEDESKI

The Matt Wilson Quartet, With Jeff Lederer, saxophone; Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Chris Lightcap, bass; Matt Wilson, drums; John Medeski, piano, performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, January 30th through February 2nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Matt Wilson is a phenomenal drummer who has played with, and been praised by, a seemingly endless list of contemporary jazz greats. In addition to his instrumental skills, he receives constant praise as a bandleader and a creative force who experiments and pushes both sidemen and genre boundaries alike, while remaining widely accessible in every context. Joining the group this time will be Wilson's longtime friend and musical partner, John Medeski, whose feel, energy, deep roots, wide range, have influenced many performances. Funnily enough, the simple - albeit far too rare - element that really elevates Wilson's performances is his obvious and unadulterated joy. Wilson's sense of humor, tireless smile, and wild, spirited energy acts as the catalyst to everyone onstage and off feeling good and having FUN. There is a $35-$45 cover.

BOSTON: ROY HARGROVE AT SCULLERS

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, January 31st & February 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. At 36, Roy Hargrove•has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Hargrove is a winner of two Grammy Awards for two vastly different projects. In 1997, Roy's Cuban-based band•Crisol (including piano legend•Jesus "Chucho" Valdes•and wonder drummer Horatio "El Negro" Hernandez) won the Best Latin Jazz Performance Grammy for the album•Habana. And in 2002, Hargrove, Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker won Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group, for their three-way collaboration Directions in Music. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.

BOSTON: KENNY GARRETT BAND - CD RELEASE SHOW

The Kenny Garrett Band celebrates the release of their new CD 'Pushing The World Away' at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Saturday, February 1st at 7:30 pm. For his third Mack Avenue Records release, Pushing the World Away, alto/ soprano saxophonist, composer/ bandleader Kenny Garrett literally had to "push away" a steady flow of distractions to get to the inner core of the album, shifting priorities in his schedule and diving deep into the essence of the music. On Pushing the World Away, Garrett continues to mature as a composer. There is a $30 cover.


TORONTO: MIKE FRANCIS QUARTET

The Mike Francis Quartet (Mike Francis - guitar and vocals; Robi Botos - piano; Brian Barlow - drums; Neal Davis - bass) performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, January 30th through February 1st at 9:00 pm. Francis is a studio guitarist, writer, and record producer with over 30 years experience in the Toronto recording scene. The first several years of his professional career was spent playing the regular club circuit before Mike discovered his ability to perform well under the pressure that is the recording studio. He has performed on thousands of tv and radio jingles , numerous tv shows, feature films, and recording projects for a variety of artists and producers. There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SANDOR SCHWISBERG

Sandor Schwisberg will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Saturday, February 1stst from 6:00 to 8:00 pm as part of the clubs Young Artist Series. Sandor is a 19 year-old pianist and composer from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He first took up the piano at the age of 6, studying classical music through the Royal Conservatory. Since then he has performed all over Ontario in a variety of musical settings, including jazz groups, pit orchestras, R&B, alternative rock, and heavy metal bands. Sandor is a graduate of Unionville high school's Arts York music program, where he had many opportunities to perform solo and in collaboration with other musicians, visual artists, actors and dancers. Over the years, he has had the privilege of studying with some of Canada's finest pianists, including Ruben Vazquez, Nancy Walker, Cameron Chu, Brian Dickinson, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duren. Sandor is currently enrolled in his second year of the Humber College Bachelor of Contemporary Music program. There is no cover.

D.C.: COREY HARRIS AT BLUES ALLEY

Corey Harris will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Saturday, January 30th through February 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Harris is a guitarist, songwriter, and performer who is leading a contemporary revival of country blues with a fresh, modern hand. He is a powerful and compelling singer and an accomplished guitarist whose musical artistry is complemented by serious explorations of the historical and cultural conditions that gave rise to the blues. He demonstrates his respect for the past and his mastery of the Mississippi Delta blues tradition by interpreting the songs of early blues luminaries in new ways, while also creating an original vision of the blues by infusing his music with a broad range of sounds and styles. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: DEANDRE SHAIFER AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Trumpeter DeAndre Shaifer will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Saturday, February 1st at 8:30 pm. Shaifer was born in Gary, Indiana in 1975 to a family of music lovers. He grew up with his crib sitting on top of his mother's stereo speakers. He was nightly indoctrinated into the love of music from this early age. DeAndre is a Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead Alum as well as a UDC alum where he was the last graduating student of the legendary Calvin Jones Sr. A fixture in DC's music scene for the past 10 years, DeAndre's trumpet playing is a bright spot that he hopes to shine on the world for some time to come. There is a $22 cover.

MARYLAND: TRACY HAMLIN WITH FRANK MCCOMB

Tracy Hamlin will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday, February 1st at 8:00 pm. Jazz vocalist Frank McComb is featured guest. Soulful, exquisitely impassioned singer Tracy Hamlin bestows upon audiences a remarkable experience, replenishing one's hopefulness, love, and aspiration. Her single, "Drive Me Crazy," is presently traversing charts across Europe, Asia, and Africa, having occupied the #1 spot for top sales four times. Hamlin executive produced two solo albums through her own label, DMH Records LLC, "Seasons" (2005) and"Better Days" (2009); both exhibiting a breathtaking presentation of her rich vocal tones. Tracy released her third solo Jazz and R&B album in June 2013, entitled "This Is Your Life." She performs at a myriad of venues and festivals, and also tours internationally as a background vocalist for Disco Queen, Gloria Gaynor. McComb is a divine soul man who speaks with the native tongue of Soul, Jazz, Blues and Pop. His virtuoso vocal and piano work has made him not only an indispensable and highly sought after session musician, but a favorite on the soul, jazz and R&B scenes. There is a $30 cover.


FLORIDA: MARILYN MAYE AT THE ROYAL ROOM

The legendary Marilyn Maye is returning to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) for her seventh annual engagement. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:30 pm. She is the holder of the singer's record (76 appearances) on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Her career is a litany of honors, awards, and landmark achievements. Her hit songs include "Step to the Rear," "The Lamp is Low," "Sherry" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now." Known as a "Singer's Singer," she has performed at New York's Copa Cobana, The Living Room, Michael's Pub, The Rainbow Grill, St. Regis, The Metropolitan Room, Birdland and appears frequently at 54 Below. $120 for prix fixe dinner & show; $55 for show only.


SAN FRANCISCO: SF SKETCHFEST PRESENTS: THE GIRLS

SF Sketchfest Presents: THE GIRLS at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, February 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. THE GIRLS are a Los Angeles based trio performing folky-rock-style covers of some of their favorite songs, from classic rock hits to more contemporary fare, as well as some originals. Featuring Cyrina Fiallo, Julianna Guill, and Alison Brie, THE GIRLS will woo you with angelic harmonies and hilarious bits! Dinner/show: $63, show only $25


SAN FRANCISCO: TERRI WHITE AT FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome cabaret/Broadway's Terri White, to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for one performance only, Saturday, February 1st at 7:00 pm. From Blues to Broadway, Terri White has seen it all and lived to tell the tales! Join her as she brings her special brand of charm, humor and powerhouse vocals to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage for a night of mischief. There is a $25-$30 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: AN EVENING WITH LIZ CALLAWAY

"An Evening With Liz Callaway" signals the London return of the major American concert and recording artist to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) and will feature music by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Maltby and Shire, Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as by Jimmy Webb, Tony Hatch and others. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:00 pm. Liz Callaway burst onto the Broadway scene over 25 years ago. Since then the Tony nominated and Emmy Award winning actress has gone on to star in numerous shows including Baby, Miss Saigon and Cats. She has also established a critically acclaimed career as a singer and recording artist. From New York to Sydney, Beijing to Paris, she has appeared in many of the world's greatest concert halls with several of the most famous symphony orchestras. She has also created a third career, as the singing voice in many notable animated movies including Beauty and the Beast, Lion King II and most especially as the title voice in the Oscar-nominated Anastasia. Finally, she performed the highly lauded Sibling Revelry in the US and here at the Donmar with her award-winning sister Ann Hampton Callaway, as well as the recently recorded, and now touring show, Boom! Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: AN EVENING WITH MULTI-AWARD WINNING JANIE DEE

The Award Winning multi-talented Janie Dee will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, January 28th through Saturday, January 1st at 8:30 pm. She will be performing an evening which will feature her choice of unique songs and stories. Always musical and always surprising., the evening will include songs from the likes Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim and stories from her favourite playwrights such as Lucy Kirkwood and Alan Ayckbourn. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: JASON CARR'S CABARET SOLO DEBUT

Jason Carr makes his Cabaret Solo Debut with "Guest Stars" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, January 28th through Saturday, January 1st at 9:30 pm immediately following Ms. Dee's 8:30 pm performance. This will be his cabaret debut at The Pheasantry. Jason Carr is well known to London audiences as a twice Tony-nominated orchestrator and accompanist to singers from Maria Friedman to Dame Felicity Lott. Jason will be presenting a selection of his own work alongside some personal favourites, including songs by Irving Berlin and Harry Warren. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: "RAVEN O, MODERN STANDARDS" AT THE DUPLEX
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NYC Nightlife Legend Raven O will perform at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) for one night only on Friday, January 31st at 9:30 pm. Raven O will join Musical Director Ben Allison for his first show of the New Year "Raven O, Modern Standards". When Raven O hits the stage, the crowd can expect the trademark raw and powerful show the song stylist is known for. But this time there's a new twist. It's the first time in 35 years that Raven O is very clear what he wants to do with the rest of his life. His decision came about as a result of a life changing moment in Provincetown, MA last summer. Raven O says: "I was invited to see the legendary Marilyn Maye perform. She's in her 80's and she blew the house down. Right there I decided that's my path. That's the goal. To be in my 80's, with the energy of a 20 year old and have everyone walk out saying 'WTF that was amazing!' As soon as I got home from P-Town I booked a gig at Joe's Pub with my Musical Director Ben Allison. We packed the place and the new journey began." There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Order tickets at http://raveno.brownpapertickets.com/
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NJ: DARYL SHERMAN AT KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL

Daryl Sherman with Loren Schoenberg, saxophone will perform at THE KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL (33 University Place, NYC - 212-228-8490) on Friday January 31st from 9:45pm to 2:00 am. For 14 years Ms. Sherman played and sang for savvy New Yorkers and international visitors at the Waldorf Astoria's famed Cole Porter Steinway. Last June, she headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown of Peru, IN. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59 Theaters where she was lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. As a sparkling mainstay of Manhattan's nightlife, there's hardly jazz joint, supper club, Chinese restaurant or hotel that Daryl has missed. Her many recordings are in regular national rotation on Cable TV's Music Choice and Sirius/XM Radio. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD - which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: TAPESTRY REWOVEN RETURNS - ONE MORE TIME

Laurie Krauz & The Daryl Kojak Octet return to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, January 31st at 7:00 pm for one more performance of their award inning show Tapestry Rewoven. "Tapestry Rewoven" is a thrilling jazz, blues and R&B-infused re-imagining of the Carole King classic, "Tapestry." The tribute show presents novel interpretations of the iconic original in its entirety and has been touted for being fresh, new and musically inventive, while still being reverent to the brilliance of the original. The band features Sean Conly, bass; Gene Lewin, drums; Scott Kreitzer, tenor sax; Jamie Fox, guitar; and backup vocals by Emily Bindiger, Diane Garisto, and Carolee Goodgold. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

Chris Barrett will be performing at THE WICK THEATRE (7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL - 561-995-2333) on Thursday through Saturday. Chris' show, 'Barrett's Broadway', will commence after the final curtain call of the evening's production, approximately 10:00 pm. At that time, the lobby will have been transformed into an intimate cabaret / piano bar. He will be performing until midnight. Cocktails will be served. The shows are open to the public.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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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, with an additional performance on Friday, the 31st. 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: 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: PERFORMERS SHOW THEIR COJONES AT THE PIT

Peter Michael Marino hosts COJONES the last Friday of the month starting at 11:00 pm at the THE PEOPLE'S IMPROV THEATER - The PIT (123 East 24th Street, NYC - 212-563-7488). Shows are scheduled for Fridays: January 31st, February 28th and March 28th. Singers who want to twerk. Dancers who want to juggle daggers. Comics who dare to get serious. Perhaps some X-rated ventriloquism. The monthly variety showcase called COJONES invites performers to try something onstage they've always wanted to do but didn't have the you-know-whats to try. Marino is the creator and co-producer of SOLOCOM, an all-solo festival that packed houses at The PIT this past November and gave birth to 60 world premiere solo comedies. He has been performing his 5-star reviewed one-man comedy Desperately Seeking the Exit for the past two years on three continents, including a month-long run at London's Leicester Square Theatre. He was named Favorite NYC Comedy Teacher by Backstage, and has directed dozens of shows at The PIT, Ars Nova, Don't Tell Mama, IO West and more. Tickets are $1.

NYC: MICHELE LEE FOR 3 PERFORMANCES AT 54 BELOW

Following her acclaimed concert "Catch the Light," this all new show finds the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for three nights only: Thursday, January 30th at 7:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, January 31st & February 1st at 8:00 pm. Ms. Lee's new concert boasts an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. A multiple Emmy and Tony-nominated actor, Michele Lee has starred in CBS's "Knots Landing" as well as such classic Broadway musicals as the original How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Seesaw. Michele is the consummate "knock 'em dead" entertainer who enthralls audiences, from stories that tickle the funnybone to ballads that cut deep into the soul. With a brilliant quintet led by arranger/conductor extraordinaire Ron Abel, Ms. Lee's engagement at 54 Below will be a fantastic night of flat out fun and stories for the ages. There is a $25-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NIKO TSAKALAKOS CD RELEASE

Award-winning singer/songwriter Niko Tsakalakos' first live performance marking his debut solo album, The First Snow. Brian Usifer (Music Director, Kinky Boots; Book of Mormon) will be celebrated at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, January 31st at 11:00 pm. Tsakalakos helms a 7 piece band comprised of players from the Kinky Boots orchestra. The concert will also feature special guest artists who will sing some of Niko's original stand-alone theatre songs as well as songs from his new musicals Alexander Supertramp and Pool Boy. Featuring guest stars Josh Segarra (Lysistrata Jones, TV's The Electric Company) and Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, In the Heights national tour), Cortney Wolfson (The Addams Family, Les Miserables) and Justin Matthew Sargent (Bonnie & Clyde, Spider-Man). There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FRANK WILDHORN WITH JANE MONHEIT & CLINT HOLMES

Frank Wildhorn, along with Jane Monheit & Clint Holmes, will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:45 pm, with an additional performance at 10:45 on Saturday, the 1st. Wildhorn is a songwriter and creator of well-known Broadway shows Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dracula, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, Bonnie & Clyde and The Civil War (both Tony-nominated for Best Score), as well as over fifteen original international titles that include The Count of Monte Cristo, Excalibur, Carmen, Rudolf, and Cyrano de Bergerac. With a career that spans four decades in the recording industry and theatre world, multi-Grammy and Tony Award-nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn has started performing again. Wildhorn will step into the musician's shoes at the piano at the iconic Café Carlyle in New York, sharing the stage with Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit award-winning entertainer Clint Holmes, joined by Julia Adamy on bass, Clint de Ganon on drums and David Mann on reeds. Wildhorn will take you on a musical journey of the many songs from his pop, jazz and theatre life. It all started recently with performances at the legendary jazz club Birdland and with orchestras in venues here and abroad. The pull to play is eating at him to interact with great singers and musicians in front of a live audience. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: THE JOEY DEFRANCESCO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Joey DeFrancesco Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. His father "Papa" John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record "All Of Me" at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. At 22, John McLaughlin called him along with drummer Dennis Chambers, to form the group the "Free Spirits". This band toured extensively for 4 years. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. He has won the Down Beat Critics poll eleven times & the Readers poll ever year since 2002, as well as countless Jazz Journalist awards, and countless others. In 2004 Joey was nominated for a Grammy for his record "Falling In Love Again", and again in 2010 for his release titled "Never Can Say Goodbye". Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and other all-star projects. His latest release "One For Rudy" is a tribute to the legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder. Joey has played a key role in the development of numerous modern organs & keyboards that replicate the classic Hammond organ/Leslie speaker sound. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MACEO PARKER AT THE BLUE NOTE

Maceo Parker performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, January 28th through February 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Maceo Parker's name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth. Everyone knows by now that he's played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as " like being at University "; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; stretching out with Bootsy's Rubber Band. He's the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher that unravels dance music down to its core. His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has garnered him a fresh young fan base. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MATT WILSON QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN MEDESKI

The Matt Wilson Quartet, With Jeff Lederer, saxophone; Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Chris Lightcap, bass; Matt Wilson, drums; John Medeski, piano, performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, January 30th through February 2nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Matt Wilson is a phenomenal drummer who has played with, and been praised by, a seemingly endless list of contemporary jazz greats. In addition to his instrumental skills, he receives constant praise as a bandleader and a creative force who experiments and pushes both sidemen and genre boundaries alike, while remaining widely accessible in every context. Joining the group this time will be Wilson's longtime friend and musical partner, John Medeski, whose feel, energy, deep roots, wide range, have influenced many performances. Funnily enough, the simple - albeit far too rare - element that really elevates Wilson's performances is his obvious and unadulterated joy. Wilson's sense of humor, tireless smile, and wild, spirited energy acts as the catalyst to everyone onstage and off feeling good and having FUN. There is a $35-$45 cover.

BOSTON: KENNY GARRETT BAND - CD RELEASE SHOW

The Kenny Garrett Band performs at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday, January 31st with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. For his third Mack Avenue Records release, Pushing the World Away, alto/soprano saxophonist, composer/bandleader Kenny Garrett literally had to "push away" a steady flow of distractions to get to the inner core of the album, shifting priorities in his schedule and diving deep into the essence of the music. On Pushing the World Away, Garrett continues to mature as a composer. Garrett, in turn, nods to the pianist who he had known for more than 30 years on the jaunty, upbeat and at times explosive opening track of the album, "A Side Order of Hijiki," which is decidedly not about the hijiki culinary seaweed. While not directly paying homage to the late Mulgrew Miller, Garrett does pay tribute to a number of other friends and heroes - Chick Corea, Chucho Vald's, Sonny Rollins, Donald Brown - which connects the album to Garrett's 2012 critically acclaimed gem, Seeds From The Underground. There is a $30 cover.


BOSTON: ROY HARGROVE AT SCULLERS

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, January 31st & February 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. At 36, Roy Hargrove•has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Hargrove is a winner of two Grammy Awards for two vastly different projects. In 1997, Roy's Cuban-based band•Crisol (including piano legend•Jesus "Chucho" Valdes•and wonder drummer Horatio "El Negro" Hernandez) won the Best Latin Jazz Performance Grammy for the album•Habana. And in 2002, Hargrove, Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker won Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group, for their three-way collaboration Directions in Music. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.


TORONTO: MIKE FRANCIS QUARTET

The Mike Francis Quartet (Mike Francis - guitar and vocals; Robi Botos - piano; Brian Barlow - drums; Neal Davis - bass) performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, January 30th through February 1st at 9:00 pm. Francis is a studio guitarist, writer, and record producer with over 30 years experience in the Toronto recording scene. The first several years of his professional career was spent playing the regular club circuit before Mike discovered his ability to perform well under the pressure that is the recording studio. He has performed on thousands of tv and radio jingles , numerous tv shows, feature films, and recording projects for a variety of artists and producers. There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SANDOR SCHWISBERG

Sandor Schwisberg will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday, January 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm as part of the clubs Young Artist Series. Sandor is a 19 year-old pianist and composer from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He first took up the piano at the age of 6, studying classical music through the Royal Conservatory. Since then he has performed all over Ontario in a variety of musical settings, including jazz groups, pit orchestras, R&B, alternative rock, and heavy metal bands. Sandor is a graduate of Unionville high school's Arts York music program, where he had many opportunities to perform solo and in collaboration with other musicians, visual artists, actors and dancers. Over the years, he has had the privilege of studying with some of Canada's finest pianists, including Ruben Vazquez, Nancy Walker, Cameron Chu, Brian Dickinson, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duren. Sandor is currently enrolled in his second year of the Humber College Bachelor of Contemporary Music program. There is no cover.

D.C.: COREY HARRIS AT BLUES ALLEY

Corey Harris will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Saturday, January 30th through February 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Harris is a guitarist, songwriter, and performer who is leading a contemporary revival of country blues with a fresh, modern hand. He is a powerful and compelling singer and an accomplished guitarist whose musical artistry is complemented by serious explorations of the historical and cultural conditions that gave rise to the blues. He demonstrates his respect for the past and his mastery of the Mississippi Delta blues tradition by interpreting the songs of early blues luminaries in new ways, while also creating an original vision of the blues by infusing his music with a broad range of sounds and styles. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: BOHEMIAN CAVERNS PRESENTS ALBERT "TOOTIE" HEATH

The younger brother of Percy and Jimmy Heath, Albert "Tootie" Heath. will perform for one night only on Friday, January 31st at 8:00 pmat BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) . Albert has long been a top hard bop-based drummer with an open mind toward more commercial styles of jazz. After moving to New York (1957), he debuted on record with John Coltrane. Albert Heath was with J.J. Johnson's group (1958-1960) and the Jazztet (1960-1961), worked with the trios of Cedar Walton and Bobby Timmons in 1961, and recorded many records as a sideman for Riverside during that era. He lived in Europe in 1965-1968 (working frequently with Kenny Drew, Dexter Gordon, and backing touring Americans), and, after returning to the U.S., he played regularly with Herbie Hancock's sextet (1968-1969) and Yusef Lateef (1970-1974). After an additional year in Europe, he joined the Heath Brothers band (1975-1978) and then settled in Los Angeles, where Tootie Heath continues freelancing, recording with the Riverside Reunion Band. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: SPECTRUM AT BETHESDA BLUES

R&B recording artist and vocal impersonator George Jamison, American Idol sweetheart Jenni Schick, and the NYC Latin sensation Ramon Delacruz make up SPECTRUM's dream-team front line. They will be appearing at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, January 31st at 8:00 pm. They dazzle and interact with the audience thruout the night, always delivering an amazing performance. Spectrum performs a mix of old-school and modern music - from Kool & The Gang and Stevie Wonder to Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas and Cee Lo Green! Dance floor available. There is a $15 cover.


FLORIDA: MARILYN MAYE AT THE ROYAL ROOM

The legendary Marilyn Maye is returning to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) for her seventh annual engagement. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:30 pm. She is the holder of the singer's record (76 appearances) on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Her career is a litany of honors, awards, and landmark achievements. Her hit songs include "Step to the Rear," "The Lamp is Low," "Sherry" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now." Known as a "Singer's Singer," she has performed at New York's Copa Cobana, The Living Room, Michael's Pub, The Rainbow Grill, St. Regis, The Metropolitan Room, Birdland and appears frequently at 54 Below. $120 for prix fixe dinner & show; $55 for show only.


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.

SAN FRANCISCO: ERIC ROBERSON AT YOSHI'S

Singer/ Songwriter/ Producer Eric Roberson will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, January 31st a with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Roberson continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio. Erro, as he is affectionately known by fans and friends alike, has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists like Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green and countless others, to releasing 8 albums under his Blue Erro Soul imprint. This Rahway, NJ native and Howard University alum has been nominated in both 2010 and 2011 for a GRAMMY Award in the Best Urban/ Alternative Performance category and continues to blaze trails unheard of from an independent artist. His latest release Mister Nice Guy debuted in the top 5 on the iTunes R&B/Soul Charts. Dinner/show $67 - show only $33.


SAN FRANCISCO: LESLIE JORDAN: "FRUIT FLY"

Do gay men become their mothers? That is the question asked in Leslie Jordan's hilarious and touching new romp, Fruit Fly, presented at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday, January 31st at 6:00 pm. A tribute to motherhood, Jordan travels back in time using show-and-tell to take audiences on the ride of a lifetime, sharing hysterical stories about growing-up as a flamboyant, doll-loving boy in the South. From the day a teenage Leslie sits down with his caring but clueless mother to inform her that he has decided to forego college to become a female impersonator, all the way to a gay Alaskan cruise with 2,000 gay men on which a 53 year-old Leslie witnesses his aging mother's astounding metamorphosis, Jordan's storytelling skills make for an evening of fun and thought-provoking theater. In 1982, Leslie Jordan stepped off a Greyhound bus from the hills of Tennessee, said "hello" to Hollywood and has never looked back. With hundreds of television shows, films and commercials to his credit, he has become a familiar face on the entertainment scene. In 2006, Jordan won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" for his delicious portrayal of "Beverley Leslie" on the hit series "Will and Grace." There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: AN EVENING WITH LIZ CALLAWAY

"An Evening With Liz Callaway" signals the London return of the major American concert and recording artist to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) and will feature music by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Maltby and Shire, Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as by Jimmy Webb, Tony Hatch and others. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:00 pm. Liz Callaway burst onto the Broadway scene over 25 years ago. Since then the Tony nominated and Emmy Award winning actress has gone on to star in numerous shows including Baby, Miss Saigon and Cats. She has also established a critically acclaimed career as a singer and recording artist. From New York to Sydney, Beijing to Paris, she has appeared in many of the world's greatest concert halls with several of the most famous symphony orchestras. She has also created a third career, as the singing voice in many notable animated movies including Beauty and the Beast, Lion King II and most especially as the title voice in the Oscar-nominated Anastasia. Finally, she performed the highly lauded Sibling Revelry in the US and here at the Donmar with her award-winning sister Ann Hampton Callaway, as well as the recently recorded, and now touring show, Boom! Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: AN EVENING WITH MULTI-AWARD WINNING JANIE DEE

The Award Winning multi-talented Janie Dee will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, January 28th through Saturday, January 1st at 8:30 pm. She will be performing an evening which will feature her choice of unique songs and stories. Always musical and always surprising., the evening will include songs from the likes Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim and stories from her favourite playwrights such as Lucy Kirkwood and Alan Ayckbourn. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: JASON CARR'S CABARET SOLO DEBUT

Jason Carr makes his Cabaret Solo Debut with "Guest Stars" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, January 28th through Saturday, January 1st at 9:30 pm immediately following Ms. Dee's 8:30 pm performance. This will be his cabaret debut at The Pheasantry. Jason Carr is well known to London audiences as a twice Tony-nominated orchestrator and accompanist to singers from Maria Friedman to Dame Felicity Lott. Jason will be presenting a selection of his own work alongside some personal favourites, including songs by Irving Berlin and Harry Warren. Call for cover/minimum information.


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FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

Chris Barrett will be performing at THE WICK THEATRE (7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL - 561-995-2333) on Thursday through Saturday. Chris' show, 'Barrett's Broadway', will commence after the final curtain call of the evening's production, approximately 10:00 pm. At that time, the lobby will have been transformed into an intimate cabaret / piano bar. He will be performing until midnight. Cocktails will be served. The shows are open to the public.

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 GUESTS ARE ANIKA LARSEN & JAROD SPECTOR
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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 guests are Anika Larsen & Jarod Spector from "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical". 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: "DEVIN BING & THE SECRET SERVICE"

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

NYC: KRISTINE MILLS SINGS NEW STANDARDS, THE MUSIC OF STING

Back by popular demand, Kristine Mills Sings New Standards, The Music of Sting at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, January 30th at 9:30 pm. Award-winning vocalist and songwriter, Kristine Mills is joined by bassist/arranger/composer Steve Doyle to celebrate songs either written or recorded by Sting over the past four decades. The rest of her New York City-based band includes the pianist/arranger Klaus Mueller and drummer/composer, Jacob Melchior. Sting started his career out as a jazz musician, then moved onto the music of the Police and now is creating for the Broadway stage. It seems no subject is taboo. Sting's lyrics explore the usual suspects, love, death, obsession, vampires, but then he tackles the hard stuff - murder, assassinations, cold war, exploitation of indigenous people, the environment - no subject misses his attention. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JANUARY CALENDAR GIRL WITH WISH YOU WERE HERE

Colleen McHugh presents her latest show of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series, and this month she presents a 'WISH YOU WERE HERE', Songs of Geographic and Emotional Distance at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, January 30th at 7:00 pm. Don Rebic is musical director with Adam Neely, bass andMatt Munisteri, guitar. Join Colleen for this hilarious and heartbreaking (you can't have one without the other) collection of heart-WARMing international ditties from Burt Bacharach, Frank Loesser, Jill Sobule, David Hajdu, and many more classic and slightly inappropriate songs, plus the ever-popular IMPROV SONG: setting your most tragic vacation memory to music! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BECKY LEIFMAN: SCREAMING ON PITCH

Becky Leifman, director Brendan Naylor & musical director Jonathan Brenner collaborate to bring you "Screaming on Pitch" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438)on Thursday, January 30th at 9:30 pm. The trio has planned a fabulous night filled with your favorite pop and musical theater songs in ways you've never heard them before. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MICHELE LEE FOR 3 PERFORMANCES AT 54 BELOW

Following her acclaimed concert "Catch the Light," this all new show finds the stunning Michele Lee making a rare appearance at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for three nights only: Thursday, January 30th at 7:00 pm, and Friday & Saturday, January 31st & February 1st at 8:00 pm. Ms. Lee's new concert boasts an eclectic songbook, with classics she popularized as well songs from those magical composers, lyricists, and artists with whom she has worked and shared stages in every medium. A multiple Emmy and Tony-nominated actor, Michele Lee has starred in CBS's "Knots Landing" as well as such classic Broadway musicals as the original How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Seesaw. Michele is the consummate "knock 'em dead" entertainer who enthralls audiences, from stories that tickle the funnybone to ballads that cut deep into the soul. With a brilliant quintet led by arranger/conductor extraordinaire Ron Abel, Ms. Lee's engagement at 54 Below will be a fantastic night of flat out fun and stories for the ages. There is a $25-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOSH FRANKLIN LATE NIGHT AT 54 BELOW

Josh Franklin (Ghost, Legally Blonde, Grease, Jersey Boys) will perform original tunes from his debut album at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, January 30th at 11:30 pm. He is joined by special guests Daniel Watts, Abby Mueller, Brian Sears, Alex Finke and an incredible band. Josh has played opposite such stars as Jennifer Hudson, Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Jessica Walter and Susan Anton, and has toured the country and Canada starring in 1st national tours such as Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Grease (Danny Zuko), Disney's On The Record, All Shook Up (Chad), and most recently Anything Goes (Billy). He has been seen on television in Gossip Girl, The Tony Awards (2007/2011), and A Capitol Fourth along side Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin and the Sesame Street characters. As a songwriter, Josh released his debut album in 2013 of 11 all-original tunes which can be purchased on iTunes and he was commissioned by his home town, Colorado Springs, to write a theme song for the city entitled Spirit of the Springs. When not performing, Josh is teaching in NYC or at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, of which he proudly spent his youth training. He holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Webster University. He plans to continue to write, record, perform and teach wherever his path may lead him! There is a $15 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FRANK WILDHORN WITH JANE MONHEIT & CLINT HOLMES

Frank Wildhorn, along with Jane Monheit & Clint Holmes, will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:45 pm, with an additional performance at 10:45 on Saturday, the 1st. Wildhorn is a songwriter and creator of well-known Broadway shows Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dracula, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, Bonnie & Clyde and The Civil War (both Tony-nominated for Best Score), as well as over fifteen original international titles that include The Count of Monte Cristo, Excalibur, Carmen, Rudolf, and Cyrano de Bergerac. With a career that spans four decades in the recording industry and theatre world, multi-Grammy and Tony Award-nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn has started performing again. Wildhorn will step into the musician's shoes at the piano at the iconic Café Carlyle in New York, sharing the stage with Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit award-winning entertainer Clint Holmes, joined by Julia Adamy on bass, Clint de Ganon on drums and David Mann on reeds. Wildhorn will take you on a musical journey of the many songs from his pop, jazz and theatre life. It all started recently with performances at the legendary jazz club Birdland and with orchestras in venues here and abroad. The pull to play is eating at him to interact with great singers and musicians in front of a live audience. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: THE JOEY DEFRANCESCO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Joey DeFrancesco Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. His father "Papa" John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record "All Of Me" at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. At 22, John McLaughlin called him along with drummer Dennis Chambers, to form the group the "Free Spirits". This band toured extensively for 4 years. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. He has won the Down Beat Critics poll eleven times & the Readers poll ever year since 2002, as well as countless Jazz Journalist awards, and countless others. In 2004 Joey was nominated for a Grammy for his record "Falling In Love Again", and again in 2010 for his release titled "Never Can Say Goodbye". Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and other all-star projects. His latest release "One For Rudy" is a tribute to the legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder. Joey has played a key role in the development of numerous modern organs & keyboards that replicate the classic Hammond organ/Leslie speaker sound. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MACEO PARKER AT THE BLUE NOTE

Maceo Parker performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, January 28th through February 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Maceo Parker's name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth. Everyone knows by now that he's played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as " like being at University "; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; stretching out with Bootsy's Rubber Band. He's the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher that unravels dance music down to its core. His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has garnered him a fresh young fan base. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MATT WILSON QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN MEDESKI

The Matt Wilson Quartet, With Jeff Lederer, saxophone; Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Chris Lightcap, bass; Matt Wilson, drums; John Medeski, piano, performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, January 30th through February 2nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Matt Wilson is a phenomenal drummer who has played with, and been praised by, a seemingly endless list of contemporary jazz greats. In addition to his instrumental skills, he receives constant praise as a bandleader and a creative force who experiments and pushes both sidemen and genre boundaries alike, while remaining widely accessible in every context. Joining the group this time will be Wilson's longtime friend and musical partner, John Medeski, whose feel, energy, deep roots, wide range, have influenced many performances. Funnily enough, the simple - albeit far too rare - element that really elevates Wilson's performances is his obvious and unadulterated joy. Wilson's sense of humor, tireless smile, and wild, spirited energy acts as the catalyst to everyone onstage and off feeling good and having FUN. There is a $35-$45 cover.

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

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


BOSTON: DONNY McCASLIN QUARTET AT THE REGATTABAR

Donny McCaslin Quartet featuring Tim Lefebvre, bass; Jason Lindner, piano; Mark Guiliana, drums, performs at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, January 30th at 7:30 pm. Donny McCaslin has long been one of the music's most striking voices, with long-running collaborations that include innovators like Dave Douglas, Dave Binney, Gary Burton, and Maria Schneider. McCaslin's performance on Maria Schneider's 2004 album Concert In The Garden received a Grammy nomination for "Best Jazz Instrumental Solo." His own solo work has been marked by a restless exploration that is only accelerated with his latest release, Casting for Gravity (Greenleaf Music, 2012). Here, McCaslin's gargantuan tenor sound finds an ideal setting to rampage through in the ferocious grooves and electronic textures of keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre, and drummer Mark Guiliana. Couching his trademark gift for brawny melodies in lurching dub rhythms, swirling electronica- inspired atmospheres, and arena-rock power, McCaslin has crafted a game-changer of an album, fusing a wealth of forward-looking influences into one wholly new modern jazz sound. There is a $25 cover.


BOSTON: BILL O'CONNELL AND THE LATIN JAZZ ALL-STARS

Bill O'Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars featuring Steve Slagle - sax, Conrad Herwig - Trombone, Ruben Rodriguez - bass, Adam Cruz - drums, Richie Flores - congas/percussion, perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, January 30th at 8:00 pm. Bill OConnell is a native New Yorker who has played with many of the greats in the worlds of jazz and latin-jazz. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.


TORONTO: MIKE FRANCIS QUARTET

The Mike Francis Quartet (Mike Francis - guitar and vocals; Robi Botos - piano; Brian Barlow - drums; Neal Davis - bass) performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, January 30th through February 1st at 9:00 pm. Francis is a studio guitarist, writer, and record producer with over 30 years experience in the Toronto recording scene. The first several years of his professional career was spent playing the regular club circuit before Mike discovered his ability to perform well under the pressure that is the recording studio. He has performed on thousands of tv and radio jingles , numerous tv shows, feature films, and recording projects for a variety of artists and producers. There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SAM POMANTI

Sam Pomanti will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) as part of the clubs Young Artist Series on Thursday, January 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Sam Pomanti is an 18 year-old keyboardist and singer in Toronto. Born into a musical family, Sam grew up listening to the music of Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Tower of Power and Joni Mitchell, among others, that would often be playing in the house. Taking up the piano when he was 11, Sam started learning the songs he would hear his father (Lou Pomanti) playing. Time passed, and Sam got further into music, starting several bands throughout high school and playing at various locations in Ontario. Now at Humber College for music, Pomanti is taking advantage of the abundance of great musicians found there. Playing around Toronto often, at venues like The Orbit Room and The Drake Underground with his pop/funk band Vibrosis, Sam is focused on bringing more music to the Toronto scene. There is no cover charge.


D.C.: COREY HARRIS AT BLUES ALLEY

Corey Harris will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Saturday, January 30th through February 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Harris is a guitarist, songwriter, and performer who is leading a contemporary revival of country blues with a fresh, modern hand. He is a powerful and compelling singer and an accomplished guitarist whose musical artistry is complemented by serious explorations of the historical and cultural conditions that gave rise to the blues. He demonstrates his respect for the past and his mastery of the Mississippi Delta blues tradition by interpreting the songs of early blues luminaries in new ways, while also creating an original vision of the blues by infusing his music with a broad range of sounds and styles. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: DAVE MASON'S TRAFFIC JAM

Dave Mason will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, January 30th at 8:00 pm. Mason is a living rock legend. At age 18, the Worcester England native teamed up with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood to form the legendary band Traffic. While still a teen Mason penned the Traffic hit "Feelin' Alright". The song became a global rock anthem and has been recorded by dozens of artists. After extensive touring with Traffic throughout the UK and Europe, Mason headed for the USA to pursue a solo career. He struck international gold with his debut album "Alone Together", which is considered a seminal rock classic. The album has sold millions of copies. Five highly successful albums for the CBS/Sony label followed, four of which received gold album certification in the US. His next album Let It Flow sold millions of copies and contains another major Mason classic "We Just Disagree". Dave Mason's work and career remain linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite. There is a $35-$45 cover.

FLORIDA: MARILYN MAYE AT THE ROYAL ROOM

The legendary Marilyn Maye is returning to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) for her seventh annual engagement. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:30 pm. She is the holder of the singer's record (76 appearances) on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Her career is a litany of honors, awards, and landmark achievements. Her hit songs include "Step to the Rear," "The Lamp is Low," "Sherry" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now." Known as a "Singer's Singer," she has performed at New York's Copa Cobana, The Living Room, Michael's Pub, The Rainbow Grill, St. Regis, The Metropolitan Room, Birdland and appears frequently at 54 Below. $120 for prix fixe dinner & show; $55 for show only.


SAN FRANCISCO: ANTONIO ZAMBUJO AT YOSHI'S

Antonio Zambujo will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, January 30th at 8:00 pm. With his earthy and atmospheric songs, honeyed tones and sensitive interpretations, faso sensation Antonio Zambujo pushes Portugal's soulful folk tradition into the contemporary. Born in southern Portugal, Zambujo infuses his fado with Cante Alentejano - the male choral chanting tradition of his birthplace. He also incorporates elements of Brazilian Bossa Nova, M.P.B. and jazz, adding a playfulness and inventiveness to the tradition. After recording his first album O mesmo fado in 2002, Zambujo won the prestigious Radio Nova FM prize for the 'Best New Fado Voice" and the Am•lia Rodrigues Foundation's Award for Best Male Fado Singer. He has recorded four more albums since: Por meu cante (2004); Outro Sentido (2007 - named 'Top of the World' album by Songlines) and Guia (2010), which are all available in the US on the World Village label. This tour will celebrate Zambujo's latest album, Quinto (2012), which was just released on Universal. Dinner/show: $69 - show only $35.


SAN FRANCISCO: ANITA GILLETTE • "AFTER ALL"

Anita Gillette presents her new one-woman show, After All, at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday, January 30th at 8:00 pm. Gillette will perform a wonderful evening of music and memories that takes an intimate, touching, and hilarious look behind the scenes from Broadway to Hollywood. An autobiographical work, After All takes audiences backstage with Gillette as a young showgirl starting out in the original cast of Gypsy with Ethel Merman onwards into the worlds of David Merrick and Gower Champion in Carnival through a building career that leads to a Tony nominated performance in the Neil Simon comedy Chapter Two. From major feature films playing roles such as Ms. Mona in "Moonstruck," co-starring in hit television shows like "Quincy" and Game Show classics, to playing Tina Fey's mother in "30 Rock" and Annie Fitzsimmons in the multiple award winning hit "Modern Family," Gillette will surprise and delight in this production that is certain to entertain! After All is directed by award winning New York cabaret veteran Barry Kleinbort. Musical Direction is by award winner Paul Greenwood, who has accompanied some of the industry's most honored performers. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: AN EVENING WITH LIZ CALLAWAY

"An Evening With Liz Callaway" signals the London return of the major American concert and recording artist to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) and will feature music by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Maltby and Shire, Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as by Jimmy Webb, Tony Hatch and others. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:00 pm. Liz Callaway burst onto the Broadway scene over 25 years ago. Since then the Tony nominated and Emmy Award winning actress has gone on to star in numerous shows including Baby, Miss Saigon and Cats. She has also established a critically acclaimed career as a singer and recording artist. From New York to Sydney, Beijing to Paris, she has appeared in many of the world's greatest concert halls with several of the most famous symphony orchestras. She has also created a third career, as the singing voice in many notable animated movies including Beauty and the Beast, Lion King II and most especially as the title voice in the Oscar-nominated Anastasia. Finally, she performed the highly lauded Sibling Revelry in the US and here at the Donmar with her award-winning sister Ann Hampton Callaway, as well as the recently recorded, and now touring show, Boom! Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: AN EVENING WITH MULTI-AWARD WINNING JANIE DEE

The Award Winning multi-talented Janie Dee will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, January 28th through Saturday, January 1st at 8:30 pm. She will be performing an evening which will feature her choice of unique songs and stories. Always musical and always surprising., the evening will include songs from the likes Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim and stories from her favourite playwrights such as Lucy Kirkwood and Alan Ayckbourn. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: JASON CARR'S CABARET SOLO DEBUT

Jason Carr makes his Cabaret Solo Debut with "Guest Stars" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, January 28th through Saturday, January 1st at 9:30 pm immediately following Ms. Dee's 8:30 pm performance. This will be his cabaret debut at The Pheasantry. Jason Carr is well known to London audiences as a twice Tony-nominated orchestrator and accompanist to singers from Maria Friedman to Dame Felicity Lott. Jason will be presenting a selection of his own work alongside some personal favourites, including songs by Irving Berlin and Harry Warren. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: ELAINE ST. GEORGE REPRISES TRIBUTE TO SONGWRITER STEVE GOODMAN

Steve Goodman, the Chicago-born folk music singer-songwriter whose promising career was cut short in 1984, is brought to life by 2013 MAC Hanson Award-winner Elaine St. George, in a loving tribute that begins an extended run at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday January 29th at 7:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Tuesday, March 4th; Wednesday, March 26th; and Wednesday April 30th all shows at 7:30 pm. She is accompanied by music director Ross Patterson on piano, Adam Armstrong on bass and Karen Waltuch on viola. Goodman is the composer of "City of New Orleans" (made famous by Arlo Guthrie and later by Willie Nelson); "Banana Republics" and "Woman Goin' Crazy on Caroline Street" (recorded by Jimmy Buffett). He also wrote numerous Chicago Cubs-inspired songs, including "Go, Cubs, Go" which is played after Cubs home wins. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: TANYA MOBERLY IN I LOVE NEW YORK SONGWRITERS
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Tanya Moberly returns with two encores of her acclaimed show 'I Love New York Songwriters" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, January 29th at 9:30 pm and Tuesday. February 25th at 7;00 pm.Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins, with Matt Scharfglass on bass and Nicholas Perry on Violin. Tanya song list will include works by Jeff Blumenkrantz, Francesca Blumenthal, Tim Di Pasqua, Richard Eisenberg, Dan Furman, David Hajdu; AC Haley, Ritt Henn, Bobbie Horowitz, Nicholas Levin, Steven Lutvak, Bob McDowell, Mary Liz McNamara, Tanya Moberly, Judith Richman, Jill Sobule, Sharon Spector and Bill Ziffero. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $20 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NEW JERSEY: BOB EGAN'S SHOWCASE NIGHT AT THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night will be held at THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Wednesday, January 29th at 8:00 pm. Bob's first showcase night in New Hope since the summer. Bob hosts his talent showcases featuring six to eight performers each show. This evening's show features Ashley Wayne Barlow, Hannah Brady, Dante Bucci, Allison McKay, Kathy Graham, Barbara Gurskey, Michael Traupman, Jerry Wichinsky. and Josh Zuckerman. $15 cover.


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NYC: 'LIKE ME' A SONG CYCLE: MUSIC & LYRICS BY GARRY LAKE

'Like Me' a Song Cycle: Music & Lyrics by Garry Lake, starring Mig Ayesa, will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday through Wednesday, January 27th through 29th at 9:30 pm. Social Media and social networking has become part of everyday life for the majority. In some cases our online/cyber persona is somewhat more prolific than our mortal. Relationships are formed and broken, Webs of lies are spun, and the mundane thoughts of thousands of so called 'friends' & 'Followeres' are posted so eloquently every minute, as if delivering cyber sermons to achieve online success for being so witty and profound. Like me is a new original song cycle that steps back to comment on this fascinating addiction that we have all fallen for. Written by British composer Garry lake who is also the creator of Londons answer to forbidden broadway 'Jest End'. Mig Ayesa made his Broadway debut in Burn The Floor in Jan 2010, as well as toured with the show to Australia, Japan, Korea, Canada, and USA. September 2010, Ayesa opened the 1st National Tour of Rock of Ages, as the legendary rocker 'Stacee Jaxx'. March 2011, Ayesa returned to Broadway to reprise his role as 'Stacee Jaxx' for the show's reopening at the Helen Hayes Theatre. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THREE ACT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS "IN THE SPOTLIGHT"

"In The Spotlight" will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, January 29th at 7:00 pm. The show is an evening of songs performed by emerging teen & adult artists of Three Act Theatre Company. Each singer/actor will perform repertoire from the musical theatre canon developed in "Acting The Song" class and one group number that allows teen & adult students to perform side by side with company members. Three Act Theatre is a New York City based professional company of artists seeking to pass down the tradition of live theatre to generations of emerging talent through education & performance opportunity. Three Act Theatre is dedicated to the development of new works, the new exploration of treasured classics, and the kind of storytelling in each that challenges us to imagine and create a world in which we wish to live. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, Thank You For Being A Friend returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for its third limited-run engagement. Performances are Wednesdays in January at 7:00 pm, with an additional performance on Friday, the 31st. 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: THE KING'S SINGERS AT SUBCULTURE

The internationally renowned, Grammy Award-winning A Cappella vocal ensemble, The King's Singers, will perform at SUBCULTURE NYC (45 Bleaker Street, NYC) on Wednesday, January 29th at 7:00 pm. The King's Singers have not only traveled the world, but they've won its heart. Their incredible intonation, vocal blend, perfect articulation, and entertaining persona earned them a place in the world of entertainment and academia. The King's Singers are bringing back the essence of New York with sophisticated arrangements of The Great American Songbook, including their favorite tunes by Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many others for their intimate performance at SubCulture. At the rate that these guys are touring the world, it is best to catch them while you can. There is a $60 cover.

NYC: SCOTT SIEGEL'S BROADWAY BALLYHOO WEDNESDAYS

The Broadway Ballyhoo returns after a holiday break and continues this Wednesday at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for an open-ended run that will play every Wednesday night at 10:30 pm. The Ballyhoo features a different musical revue, with new stars and different great show tunes, every single week! Scott Siegel hosts. Ian Herman is the Musical Director. The lineup this week stars: LISA HOWARD (Drama Desk Winner - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee); KEVIN EARLEY (Drama Desk Nominee - Death Takes a Holiday); KEVIN SPIRTAS(General Hospital, Hugh Jackman's Understudy in The Boy From Oz); LIAM FORDE (2014 Nightlife Award Winner for Outstanding Cabaret Male Vocalist.) There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DREW GASPARINI WITH JUSTIN GUARINI & MORE

After his debut concert at 54 Below sold out in record time, it was decided to give the people what they want: more Drew! Drew Gasparini and friends return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, January 29th at 7:00 pm with Volume 2 of "From Here & There: The Music & Lyrics of Drew Gasparini." Volume 1 was a compilation of rock songs from all over Drew's catalogue but the brand new set list for January will showcase his compositions for musical theatre, featuring a number of songs from his award-winning musicals Crazy, Just Like Me and Make Me Bad (book by Alex Brightman), as well as the premiere of new songs from two of his latest projects: The Up and Down and The Wreck. And of course, no Gasparini concert is complete without a good ol' jam session. Drew will be joined on stage by Justin Guarini (Romeo and Juliet, American Idol), Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Alex Brightman (Big Fish), Andrew Kober (Hair), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Ben Crawford (Big Fish), and Kasie Gasparini, as well as band members Charlie Rosen, Adrien Godat, and Marques Walls. Drew Gasparini won the John Lennon Songwriting Award, and his music has been heard on NBC's SMASH as well as in venues all over the country, including the Kennedy Center. His musical Make Me Bad (book by Alex Brightman) was awarded by PACE New Musicals and will be presented in an industry workshop in NYC in early February. Crazy, Just Like Me received a NYC workshop in November (Best of Fest, NYMF 2011), and his musical adaptation of Turn of the Screw (book by Michael Kimmel) was presented at Lincoln Center in 2012. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DIANA DEGARMO & ACE YOUNG IN SAMSON & DELILAH

An evening of songs from the soon-to-be-released Broadway Records album Samson & Delilah, A Love Story containing songs from the forthcoming new musical Samson & Delilah, music and lyrics by Ron Yatter will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday & Thursday, January 29th & 30th at 9:30 pm. These songs will be performed along with other songs from the musical. Newly married lovers and American Idol /Broadway stars Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo sing the roles of Samson and Delilah. Other talented performers will join Ace and Diana in performing additional songs from the show. The songs are a unique blend of legit theater and pop/rock. The show is a new telling of the epic, tragic love story of the biblical couple from different cultures. Delilah, the beautiful young Philistine, falls in love with the mighty Samson. When she betrays him it's over misguided jealousy. She realizes her tragic mistake and they reconcile. In advance of its Valentine's Day release, the Samson & Delilah, A Love Story album will be available for sale at the shows with the stars signing copies afterwards. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FRANK WILDHORN WITH JANE MONHEIT & CLINT HOLMES

Frank Wildhorn, along with Jane Monheit & Clint Holmes, will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:45 pm, with an additional performance at 10:45 on Saturday, the 1st. Wildhorn is a songwriter and creator of well-known Broadway shows Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dracula, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, Bonnie & Clyde and The Civil War (both Tony-nominated for Best Score), as well as over fifteen original international titles that include The Count of Monte Cristo, Excalibur, Carmen, Rudolf, and Cyrano de Bergerac. With a career that spans four decades in the recording industry and theatre world, multi-Grammy and Tony Award-nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn has started performing again. Wildhorn will step into the musician's shoes at the piano at the iconic Café Carlyle in New York, sharing the stage with Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit award-winning entertainer Clint Holmes, joined by Julia Adamy on bass, Clint de Ganon on drums and David Mann on reeds. Wildhorn will take you on a musical journey of the many songs from his pop, jazz and theatre life. It all started recently with performances at the legendary jazz club Birdland and with orchestras in venues here and abroad. The pull to play is eating at him to interact with great singers and musicians in front of a live audience. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: AARON WEINSTEIN

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte. The show on Wednesday, January 29th features Aaron Weinstein, jazz violin with Matt Baker, piano. Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation. As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Birdland, Blue Note the Iridium, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

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

NYC: THE JOEY DEFRANCESCO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Joey DeFrancesco Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. His father "Papa" John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record "All Of Me" at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. At 22, John McLaughlin called him along with drummer Dennis Chambers, to form the group the "Free Spirits". This band toured extensively for 4 years. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. He has won the Down Beat Critics poll eleven times & the Readers poll ever year since 2002, as well as countless Jazz Journalist awards, and countless others. In 2004 Joey was nominated for a Grammy for his record "Falling In Love Again", and again in 2010 for his release titled "Never Can Say Goodbye". Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and other all-star projects. His latest release "One For Rudy" is a tribute to the legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder. Joey has played a key role in the development of numerous modern organs & keyboards that replicate the classic Hammond organ/Leslie speaker sound. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MACEO PARKER AT THE BLUE NOTE

Maceo Parker performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, January 28th through February 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Maceo Parker's name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth. Everyone knows by now that he's played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as " like being at University "; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; stretching out with Bootsy's Rubber Band. He's the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher that unravels dance music down to its core. His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has garnered him a fresh young fan base. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: RACHEL ECKROTH AT THE IRIDIUM

Rachel Eckroth will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 28th & 29th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. She is joined by Chris Parrello - guitar; David Cutler - bass; Rudy Royston - drums. Music writers often find themselves stumped as to quantify an artist's work, seemingly defaulting to the "eclectic trump card" way too often. As to the works of jazz pianist, singer and songwriter, Rachel Eckroth - eclectic is most apropos; however, Rachel's music is obvious - from its roots and influence, to its gracefully bold uniqueness. Born and raised in the greater Phoenix area, Rachel was rooted in a musical family • both of her parents are musicians as is her brother, Michael (pianist with John Scofield). By the time Rachel was in high school, she was a fixture in the Phoenix jazz scene under the watchful eye of former Basie Band vocalist, Dennis Rowland. Concurrently, Rachel released her first solo album, "Mind," a jazz trio record met with critical acclaim nationally. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: AMINA CLAUDINE MYERS TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Amina Claudine Myers Trio with Amina Claudine Myers, Hammond organ, vocals, piano; Jerome Harris, bass, performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, January 29th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Genre-defying pianist, singer, and composer Amina Claudine Myers resists the limitations of genre labels, carrying on the Ellingtonian assertion of "We are beyond category." Myers incorporates African and European classical influences - both integral throughout the development of jazz - as well as blues, gospel, and what many listeners have called "avant-garde," into new and extended forms. Though she shares many elements common in the larger jazz world, her music both isolates and combines these individual pieces in a way that makes the sum unique, refreshing, and varied. With an air more comically self-aware than evasive, she most accurately classifies her music as, simply, "music." There is a $30 cover.


BOSTON: THE BRUCE GERTZ QUINTET

The Bruce Gertz Quintet with Jerry Bergonzi, tenor sax; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Gabriel Guerrero, piano; and Austin McMahon, drums, performs at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, January 29th at 7:30 pm. In jazz, as in many things, how one achieves a high profile is determined as much by geography and luck of the draw as by anything else. Consider the bass player Bruce Gertz. Although he's known throughout the U.S. and has some following worldwide, his name doesn't show up in the polls, he's not a featured performer at festivals and he's not signed to a major label. Still, it's apparent from the first track of Open Mind that Gertz belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists, unquestionably the equal of more celebrated NYC counterparts. He's got solid but flexible time, a deep, warm tone and a sophisticated harmonic foundation. He's capable of pushing a group, but he's also a good team player. For Open Mind, he has assembled a heavy-duty crew of peers, players whose language is largely based around the best of 1960s modal mainstream (think Blue Note Records generally, and maybe Wayne Shorter specifically), but with ears for where jazz has come since then. There is a $20 cover.


BOSTON: THE MATT WILSON QUARTET

THE MATT WILSON QUARTET performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, January 29th at 8:00 pm. In 1996, drummer Matt Wilson realized his dream of having a working jazz band when he formed the Matt Wilson Quartet. Since that time, bassist Chris Lightcap, reed man Jeff Lederer, John Medeski 1and trumpeter Kirk Knuffke have delighted audiences throughout the world with their acclaimed recordings and exciting live performances. These cats are not only extraordinary musicians but wonderful human beings who love to have a good time! The Matt Wilson Quartet is dedicated to bringing music to the people by that is not afraid to challenge AND entertain. They have fun and so will you! Pianist John Medeski joins the Matt Wilson Quartet for a show you could only catch in NYC and now at Scullers Jazz Club! Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.


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.: DIANE MARINO TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY

The Diane Marino Trio performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, January 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. When you combine an accomplished vocalist, an accomplished pianist, and accomplished arranger all in one individual, you have the dynamic Diane Marino. M&M Records Recording Artist Diane Marino has recorded, performed, and shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Joe Henderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Pete Escovedo, Tania Maria, Kirk Whalum, pop music icon Felix Cavaliere and many others. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: PETER FIELDS & ROB HOLMES

Peter Fields & Rob Holmes present A Tribute to Charlie Byrd & Stan Getz at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, January 29th at 7:30 pm. Welcome to an evening of the cool, hip world of the Bossa Nova. In the 1950's and 60's a magical musical transformation took place in Brazil and made its way to the USA in large part due to the energy of American Jazz musicians like guitarist Charlie Byrd and Saxophonist Stan Getz. This special evening will take you back to those fabulous songs from composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfa and move through ways in which it inspired subsequent generations of jazz musicians. Peter Fields is a classically trained guitarist, who like Charlie Byrd, uses the classical guitar as his vehicle for interpreting a wide range of music from the Jazz standards, through Bossa Nova to popular music. Rob Holmes is a Jazz saxophonist and currently music director of the Commodores - the US Navy Jazz Ensemble. There is a $15 cover.

FLORIDA: MARILYN MAYE AT THE ROYAL ROOM

The legendary Marilyn Maye is returning to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) for her seventh annual engagement. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:30 pm. She is the holder of the singer's record (76 appearances) on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Her career is a litany of honors, awards, and landmark achievements. Her hit songs include "Step to the Rear," "The Lamp is Low," "Sherry" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now." Known as a "Singer's Singer," she has performed at New York's Copa Cobana, The Living Room, Michael's Pub, The Rainbow Grill, St. Regis, The Metropolitan Room, Birdland and appears frequently at 54 Below. $120 for prix fixe dinner & show; $55 for show only.


SAN FRANCISCO: FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD - JOURNEY TO FREEDOM

Freddy Clarke & Wobbly World present Journey To Freedom at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, January 29th at 8:00 pm. This group of internationally recognized musicians is a powerful collaboration and their music is an ethno-layering of melodic, rhythmic and poetic ideas from several very different musical traditions that fit powerfully into a brilliant world music. Founded by flamenco guitarist Freddy Clarke, Wobbly World is a myriad of musicians and singers from West Africa, Morocco, Bulgaria, Netherlands,Lebanon, Viet Nam & the U.S. that deliver a bold, brave, joy-filled celebration of international musical synergy. Wobbly World's music is a refreshing mix where each player brings a contrasting musical tradition, yet the music flows and soars with a deep sense of cohesion. The band is committed to promoting peace through music and freedom to enjoy music without borders.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: AN EVENING WITH LIZ CALLAWAY

"An Evening With Liz Callaway" signals the London return of the major American concert and recording artist to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) and will feature music by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Maltby and Shire, Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as by Jimmy Webb, Tony Hatch and others. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:00 pm. Liz Callaway burst onto the Broadway scene over 25 years ago. Since then the Tony nominated and Emmy Award winning actress has gone on to star in numerous shows including Baby, Miss Saigon and Cats. She has also established a critically acclaimed career as a singer and recording artist. From New York to Sydney, Beijing to Paris, she has appeared in many of the world's greatest concert halls with several of the most famous symphony orchestras. She has also created a third career, as the singing voice in many notable animated movies including Beauty and the Beast, Lion King II and most especially as the title voice in the Oscar-nominated Anastasia. Finally, she performed the highly lauded Sibling Revelry in the US and here at the Donmar with her award-winning sister Ann Hampton Callaway, as well as the recently recorded, and now touring show, Boom! Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: AN EVENING WITH MULTI-AWARD WINNING JANIE DEE

The Award Winning multi-talented Janie Dee will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, January 28th through Saturday, January 1st at 8:30 pm. She will be performing an evening which will feature her choice of unique songs and stories. Always musical and always surprising., the evening will include songs from the likes Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim and stories from her favourite playwrights such as Lucy Kirkwood and Alan Ayckbourn. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: JASON CARR'S CABARET SOLO DEBUT

Jason Carr makes his Cabaret Solo Debut with "Guest Stars" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, January 28th through Saturday, January 1st at 9:30 pm immediately following Ms. Dee's 8:30 pm performance. This will be his cabaret debut at The Pheasantry. Jason Carr is well known to London audiences as a twice Tony-nominated orchestrator and accompanist to singers from Maria Friedman to Dame Felicity Lott. Jason will be presenting a selection of his own work alongside some personal favourites, including songs by Irving Berlin and Harry Warren. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: ROSEMARY LOAR: CD RELEASE PARTY

Rosemary Loar returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of her CD 'When Harry Met The Duke". When Harry Met The Duke is a evening of music and stories by and about two of America's greatest composers: Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington. Both men lived and contributed great works of music during the age of the Cotton Club and each in their own way influence the music that we still enjoy today. Loar and her musical director Frank Ponzio have put their own stamp on the music with their emotional and musical and often humorous jazz arrangements. Rosemary Loar has been a cabaret artist for over 30 years and last year was awarded the MAC Hansen Award for continuing excellence as a performer. She has sung at Birdland, The Iridium, The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Don't Tell Mama, Town Hall (Cabaret Convention), Symphony Space, Upstairs at Sardi's, Hotel Pierre, in LA at the Gardenia and MBar, in Chicago at The Tambourine Room and most recently in Paulo's Munich. Ms. Loar has released two cabaret recordings: The Quando Swing and a live recording of her critically acclaimed show Sting, Stang, Stung! Swingjn' The Music Of Sting. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


NYC: 'LIKE ME' A SONG CYCLE: MUSIC & LYRICS BY GARRY LAKE

'Like Me' a Song Cycle: Music & Lyrics by Garry Lake, starring Mig Ayesa, will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday through Wednesday, January 27th through 29th at 9:30 pm. Social Media and social networking has become part of everyday life for the majority. In some cases our online/cyber persona is somewhat more prolific than our mortal. Relationships are formed and broken, Webs of lies are spun, and the mundane thoughts of thousands of so called 'friends' & 'Followeres' are posted so eloquently every minute, as if delivering cyber sermons to achieve online success for being so witty and profound. Like me is a new original song cycle that steps back to comment on this fascinating addiction that we have all fallen for. Written by British composer Garry lake who is also the creator of Londons answer to forbidden broadway 'Jest End'. Mig Ayesa made his Broadway debut in Burn The Floor in Jan 2010, as well as toured with the show to Australia, Japan, Korea, Canada, and USA. September 2010, Ayesa opened the 1st National Tour of Rock of Ages, as the legendary rocker 'Stacee Jaxx'. March 2011, Ayesa returned to Broadway to reprise his role as 'Stacee Jaxx' for the show's reopening at the Helen Hayes Theatre. There is a $15 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 Tuesday, January 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: PATRICK PAGE: GOOD TO BE BAD

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents Broadway's leading bad guy (The Green Goblin in Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Scar in The Lion King, The Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rufus Buckley in A Time to Kill, Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons) Patrick Page as he explores theatrical villainy from Captain Hook to Sweeney Todd on Tuesday, January 28th at 9:30 pm. Featuring special guest Tony nominee Isabel Keating (Spider-Man, The Boy From Oz)! An evening full of laughs (diabolical and otherwise), songs, insights, and surprises in a one night only performance at 54 Below. Direction by Stuart Moulton with Musical Direction by Dan Micciche. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE JOEY DEFRANCESCO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Joey DeFrancesco Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. His father "Papa" John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record "All Of Me" at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. At 22, John McLaughlin called him along with drummer Dennis Chambers, to form the group the "Free Spirits". This band toured extensively for 4 years. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. He has won the Down Beat Critics poll eleven times & the Readers poll ever year since 2002, as well as countless Jazz Journalist awards, and countless others. In 2004 Joey was nominated for a Grammy for his record "Falling In Love Again", and again in 2010 for his release titled "Never Can Say Goodbye". Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and other all-star projects. His latest release "One For Rudy" is a tribute to the legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder. Joey has played a key role in the development of numerous modern organs & keyboards that replicate the classic Hammond organ/Leslie speaker sound. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MACEO PARKER AT THE BLUE NOTE

Maceo Parker performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Sunday, January 28th through February 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Maceo Parker's name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth. Everyone knows by now that he's played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as " like being at University "; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; stretching out with Bootsy's Rubber Band. He's the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher that unravels dance music down to its core. His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has garnered him a fresh young fan base. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: RACHEL ECKROTH AT THE IRIDIUM

Rachel Eckroth will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 28th & 29th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. She is joined by Chris Parrello - guitar; David Cutler - bass; Rudy Royston - drums. Music writers often find themselves stumped as to quantify an artist's work, seemingly defaulting to the "eclectic trump card" way too often. As to the works of jazz pianist, singer and songwriter, Rachel Eckroth - eclectic is most apropos; however, Rachel's music is obvious - from its roots and influence, to its gracefully bold uniqueness. Born and raised in the greater Phoenix area, Rachel was rooted in a musical family • both of her parents are musicians as is her brother, Michael (pianist with John Scofield). By the time Rachel was in high school, she was a fixture in the Phoenix jazz scene under the watchful eye of former Basie Band vocalist, Dennis Rowland. Concurrently, Rachel released her first solo album, "Mind," a jazz trio record met with critical acclaim nationally. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE CHAMPIAN FULTON QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Champian Fulton Quartet with Champian Fulton, piano; Stephen Fulton, flugelhorn; Buster Williams, bass, will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, January 28th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Vocalist and pianist Fulton brings her classic, swinging jazz to Dizzy's Club. Her effortless voice, humor, and upbeat and classic song selection (including Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin) will ensure that everyone in the club is feelin' good and tapping their feet. Her crowd-pleasing, award-nominated voice is supported by equally impressive piano chops (quite a feat when featured simultaneously), along with a killer backing band. This is the type of traditional vocal/piano jazz that never goes out of style, perfect for our intimate setting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. There is a $25 cover.


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.


D.C.: CASHANDRA J AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz/soul vocalist Cashandra J will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, January 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A singer's singer, CaSh Jane exudes her love of music in every note that she sings. Born and raised in rural Texas, she had every opportunity to be immersed in and around music. CaSh Jane picked up her first instrument at the age of 7. Her mother and father purchased an upright piano and started her on lessons. It was only a few years later that she was also taking lessons for violin and clarinet and playing in school ensembles. Call for cover/minimum information.


FLORIDA: MARILYN MAYE AT THE ROYAL ROOM

The legendary Marilyn Maye is returning to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) for her seventh annual engagement. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:30 pm. She is the holder of the singer's record (76 appearances) on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Her career is a litany of honors, awards, and landmark achievements. Her hit songs include "Step to the Rear," "The Lamp is Low," "Sherry" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now." Known as a "Singer's Singer," she has performed at New York's Copa Cobana, The Living Room, Michael's Pub, The Rainbow Grill, St. Regis, The Metropolitan Room, Birdland and appears frequently at 54 Below. $120 for prix fixe dinner & show; $55 for show only.


SAN FRANCISCO: CHRISTIAN PEPIN - A TOUR OF LATIN AMERICA

Puerto Rican born GRAMMY-nominated Latin Jazz percussionist Christian Pepin will perform his show 'A Tour Of Latin America' at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - o ) on Tuesday, January 28th at 8:00 pm. He is joined by Carlos Caro (Percussion), Alex Conde (Piano) and David Pinto (Bass). Flamenco Vocalist Kina Mendez will make a special appearance. There is a $14 cover. Dinner/show: $50.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: AN EVENING WITH LIZ CALLAWAY

"An Evening With Liz Callaway" signals the London return of the major American concert and recording artist to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) and will feature music by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Maltby and Shire, Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as by Jimmy Webb, Tony Hatch and others. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, January 28th through February 1st at 8:00 pm. Liz Callaway burst onto the Broadway scene over 25 years ago. Since then the Tony nominated and Emmy Award winning actress has gone on to star in numerous shows including Baby, Miss Saigon and Cats. She has also established a critically acclaimed career as a singer and recording artist. From New York to Sydney, Beijing to Paris, she has appeared in many of the world's greatest concert halls with several of the most famous symphony orchestras. She has also created a third career, as the singing voice in many notable animated movies including Beauty and the Beast, Lion King II and most especially as the title voice in the Oscar-nominated Anastasia. Finally, she performed the highly lauded Sibling Revelry in the US and here at the Donmar with her award-winning sister Ann Hampton Callaway, as well as the recently recorded, and now touring show, Boom! Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: AN EVENING WITH MULTI-AWARD WINNING JANIE DEE

The Award Winning multi-talented Janie Dee will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, January 28th through Saturday, January 1st at 8:30 pm. She will be performing an evening which will feature her choice of unique songs and stories. Always musical and always surprising., the evening will include songs from the likes Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim and stories from her favourite playwrights such as Lucy Kirkwood and Alan Ayckbourn. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: JASON CARR'S CABARET SOLO DEBUT

Jason Carr makes his Cabaret Solo Debut with "Guest Stars" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, January 28th through Saturday, January 1st at 9:30 pm immediately following Ms. Dee's 8:30 pm performance. This will be his cabaret debut at The Pheasantry. Jason Carr is well known to London audiences as a twice Tony-nominated orchestrator and accompanist to singers from Maria Friedman to Dame Felicity Lott. Jason will be presenting a selection of his own work alongside some personal favourites, including songs by Irving Berlin and Harry Warren. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: JAMIE deROY AND FRIENDS AT BIRDLAND

The multi award-winning Variety Show 'Jamie deRoy & friends' is back with a new edition on Monday, January 27th at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) as part of their Broadway at Birdland Series. Joining Jamie will be Beth Leavel - Tony-Award-winner (The Drowsy Chaperone, Baby It's You - Tony Nomination (Young Frankenstein, Elf); Kevin Meaney - Emmy Award Winner; Dee Snider - Frontman of the popular band Twisted Sister and "Rock of Ages" star; and Lauren Worsham - singer/ actress (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Dog Days). Barry Kleinbort will direct. Ron Abel will serve as musical director with Jered Egen on bass and Ray Marchica on drums. thr is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: 2014 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS AT THE TOWN HALL

The 2014 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS will be held on Monday, January 27th at 7:00 pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929). Tony Award winning composer/performer Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade), MacArthur Genius Bill Irwin (Old Hats, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), and Recording and Concert Star Nellie McKay (Old Hats, The 3 Penny Opera) have been announced as the first wave of guest stars scheduled to perform. Bruce Vilanch, winner of 3 Emmy Awards for writing TV's Oscar telecasts, the popular center square on Hollywood Squares, and the Broadway star of Hairspray, returns for his record 5th appearance as the host. Vilanch will be joined on stage by a cast of performers chosen as the most outstanding nightclub entertainers of the past year by the very press that covers them. As in the past, a wide array of major stars from a variety of mediums will both entertain and introduce the winners in support of New York nightlife. Ticket prices are: Orchestra & Loge Boxes: $77; Front Balcony: $52; Rear Balcony: $27. In order to secure your tickets now, you may purchase them at TicketMaster. Tickets also available at the Town Hall box office.

NYC: OLD AT HEART - LEAH SPRECHER

Straight from the Groundlings stage in Los Angeles, Leah Sprecher brings her one-woman cabaret 'Old at Heart; to the East Coast and to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, January 27th at 7:00 pm. This hilarious, heartfelt show chronicles her unique and endearing kinship with old ladies through a series of songs, characters, and personal stories. Leah Sprecher has performed at some of the nations most prestigious theatres including Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, and REPRISE! She most recently completed a year-long stint at the famed Groundlings theatre in Los Angeles where she wrote and performed sketch/improv comedy in shows such as Et Tu Sunday, Camp Sunday, the Cookin' With Gas Show, and her one-woman show Old At Heart. Nat'l Tours: 42nd Street, Happy Days, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: 'LIKE ME' A SONG CYCLE: MUSIC & LYRICS BY GARRY LAKE

'Like Me' a Song Cycle: Music & Lyrics by Garry Lake, starring Mig Ayesa, will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday through Wednesday, January 27th through 29th at 9:30 pm. Social Media and social networking has become part of everyday life for the majority. In some cases our online/cyber persona is somewhat more prolific than our mortal. Relationships are formed and broken, Webs of lies are spun, and the mundane thoughts of thousands of so called 'friends' & 'Followeres' are posted so eloquently every minute, as if delivering cyber sermons to achieve online success for being so witty and profound. Like me is a new original song cycle that steps back to comment on this fascinating addiction that we have all fallen for. Written by British composer Garry lake who is also the creator of Londons answer to forbidden broadway 'Jest End'. Mig Ayesa made his Broadway debut in Burn The Floor in Jan 2010, as well as toured with the show to Australia, Japan, Korea, Canada, and USA. September 2010, Ayesa opened the 1st National Tour of Rock of Ages, as the legendary rocker 'Stacee Jaxx'. March 2011, Ayesa returned to Broadway to reprise his role as 'Stacee Jaxx' for the show's reopening at the Helen Hayes Theatre. There is a $15 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: EUAN MORTON WITH GRANDPA MUSSELMAN & HIS SYNCOPATORS

Stageworks Media proudly announces the launch of the LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK cabaret series at THE PLAYERS CLUB (16 Gramercy Park South, NYC - 212-475-6116). The series will kick-off on Monday January 27th with shows at 7:00 & 9:30 pm featuring Tony nominee Euan Morton, backed by Grandpa Musselman & His Syncopators. Mr. Morton and the six-piece jazz ensemble will perform a repertoire of turn of the century ragtime, 1920s jazz and depression-era swing by composers such as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington. Show times are at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM (doors open 45 minutes prior to show time). Tickets are priced at $25-$35 (cocktails and light fare will be available, but there is NO food or drink minimum). Tickets are available now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/537761.

NYC: CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL THEATRE SONGWRITERS YOU SHOULD KNOW: LIVE!

The pages of Playbill.com come to life in The Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know: LIVE!, at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, January 27th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. The show is based on the series of the same name by Playbill staff writer Michael Gioia. Join a handful of the contemporary songwriters who are making noise in New York City's theatre district as they offer world-premiere songs performed by Broadway's best. At 54 Below, audiences will learn about the new sound that is making waves in Broadway's underground before it surfaces on the Great White Way. Hosted by Playbill writer Michael Gioia, the evening will feature music by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk, Scott Alan, Katie Thompson, Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond, Deborah Abramson, Will Van Dyke, Sam Carner & Derek Gregor, Ryan Scott Oliver, Adam Gwon, Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis and Jonathan Reid Gealt. Cast List: Teal Wicks, Jason Gotay, Bryan Terrell Clark, Hannah Elless, Raena White, Molly Hager, Sam Heldt, Jessie Hooker, Bonnie Milligan, Dimitri Moise, Zach Reiner-Harris, Jason SweetTooth Williams, Lauren Marcus, Barrett Davis, Josh Assor, Julia Murney, Tituss Burgess, Steffanie Leigh, F. Michael Haynie, Preston Sadleir and Michael Deleget. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Jonathan Larson Grants Fund at the American Theatre Wing. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 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: DOT TIME RECORDS SHOWCASE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Dot Time Records presents Maria Mendes & the Greg Diamond Band at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, January 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Brooklyn guitarist Greg Diamond has been an emerging force in recent years and is now situated at the forefront of a new generation of contemporary latin jazz artists in New York City. Endowed with technical prowess and, above all, an impassioned distinguishable sound characterized by his mixed Latin American origins, Diamond puts forth an attractive and innovative concept of latin fusion in a modern jazz context. Maria Mendes' sold out performances in Switzerland, Brazil, Portugal and Holland have been drawing the attention of the jazz media worldwide and have gotten great reviews considering her to be one of the most promising singers in the European Jazz scene. There is a $10-$15 cover.

NYC: JIM HEATH of REVEREND HORTON HEAT

The Les Paul Trio and Anton Fig welcome Jim Heath of Reverend Horton Heat as special guest at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday, January 27th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Loaded .38s, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Jim Heath's imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He's a time-travelling space-cowboy on a endless interstellar musical tour, and we are all the richer & "psychobillier" for getting to tag along. Seeing REVEREND HORTON HEAT live is a transformative experience. Flames come off the guitars. Heat singes your skin. There's nothing like the primal tribal rock & roll transfiguration of a Reverend Horton Heat show. Jim becomes a slicked-back 1950s rock & roll shaman channeling Screamin' Jay Hawkins through Buddy Holly, while Jimbo incinerates the Stand-Up Bass like Jerry Lee Lewis on steroids. And then there are the "Heatettes". Those foxy rockabilly chicks dressed in poodle-skirts and cowboy boots dreamily dancing the night away. It's like being magically transported into a Teen Exploitation picture from the 1950s that's currently taking place in the future. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO: SIMONA PREMAZZI

Hot on the heels of an acclaimed album release, pianist Simona Premazzi makes her Jazz at Lincoln Center debut at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, January 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She is joined by Dayna Stephens, tenor saxophone; Desmond White, bass; Otis Brown III, drums. Her style is spellbinding and mood-setting, rewarding thoughtful listeners with the opportunity to get swept up in the sound. Premazzi's playing can be busy and frenetic, but always within a framework of harmonic choices and rhythmic logic that keeps the feel calm, contained, and hypnotic. True to the title of The Lucid Dreamer (from which she will be presenting), both her compositions and solos are dreamlike and evocative of an altered, but present mindfulness. Drifting and confidently leaping between ideas, she gives listeners no cause to stop and question the moment-to-moment or big picture logic of the journey, both of which are firmly in place. Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15pm on http://www.jalc.org/live. WBGO is proud to partner once again with Dizzy's Club on Monday Nights with WBGO. The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the area's great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton. There is a $30 cover.


DC: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

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LONDON: DOMINIC ALDISS SINGS AND PLAYS COLE PORTER

Dominic Aldiss sings and plays Cole Porter, accompanied by Alec Dankworth (bass) and Colin Oxley (guitar) at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, January 27th at 8:00 pm. The urbane and sophisticated Dominic Alldis has built a unique musical career over 30 years, spanning the rich and varied musical worlds of classical music, jazz piano and cabaret singing. Equally at home with a conductor's baton in hand, performing with his jazz trio or entertaining an audience with songs at the piano, Dominic's fluency in many different musical languages and flair for bringing them together in a distinctive way puts him in a category all of his own. The piano-bass-guitar combo was pioneered by Nat King Cole, as well as the Oscar Peterson trio, both major influences on Dominic's piano playing. The show will include swinging and soulful interpretations of Porter's sophisticated and witty lyrics, including Night and Day, You Do Something To Me and It's Alright With Me, as well as cabaret songs by Dave Frishberg and Blossom Dearie, French songs by Michel Legrand and Brazilian songs by Tom Jobim. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: THE MUSICAL THEATRE COURSE PRESENTS: THAT TRING THING 'STUDENTS PAST AND PRESENT IN CABARET'

Cabaret trailblazer Paul L Martin introduces a host of talented students - both past and present - from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday, January 27th at 8:30 pm. It will be an evening of music, comedy and song with Musical Direction from Simon Sharp. Call for cover/minimum information.


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