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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
FEBRUARY 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR February 3, 2014 THROUGH February 9th, 2014


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NYC: "LOOKS WHO'S IN LOVE," A CABARET CELEBRATION OF ROMANCE

On the heels of their one-year wedding anniversary, distinguished entertainers Christine Reisner-Rebic (an international cabaret chanteuse and dancer) and Don Rebic (Broadway and cabaret musical director and composer) will join forces for the New York City debut of their first full-length cabaret act as a duo at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, February 9th and Wednesday, February 19th - both shows at 7:00 pm. "Look Who's in Love" features their original songs as well as songs by veteran Broadway composer Albert Hague (Christine's uncle) and timeless jazzy standards by Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Jimmy Van Heusen, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show celebrates the possibility of finding love at any stage of life, with amusing patter that describes the couple's courting days, which led to their partnership in music and in life. They will premiere three songs they composed together: "You're Making Me Nervous," "Two Heads Are Better Than One," and "Leap of Faith;" attendees will each receive a complimentary copy of their first CD single, "Two Heads Are Better Than One." Christine and Don will also share insider anecdotes from their showbiz careers, including how they were both influenced by working with Bob Fosse. Valentines and singles alike will be charmed by this multitalented couple. Don, who has served as the longtime musical director and pianist for such celebrated singers as Leslie Uggams and Karen Akers, will step into the spotlight for the first time as a singer. In addition to singing, Christine will play violin live and dance to her own prerecorded violin solo. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: MARIEANN MERINGOLO WITH "CRAZY LOVE" MONTHLY AT THE MET

Marieann Meringolo brings her new show "Crazy Love," to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for a monthly series opening on Friday, February 9th and running through December 19th. Show dates & times are Friday, February 7th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, March 9th at 7:00 pm; Saturday, April 5 at 4:00 pm; Friday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm; Sunday, June 8th at 7:00 pm; Saturday. July 19th at 7:00 pm; Friday, August 15th at 7:00 pm; Friday, September 19th at 7:00 pm; Saturday, October 18th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, November 9th at 7:00 pm, and a special holiday show "In the Spirit" on Friday, December 19th at 7:00 pm. Singing from the heart, Meringolo covers an eclectic mix of music from Cole Porter to Sara Bareilles, Michel Legrand, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Marsha Malamet, and more. In this loveletter to love, Meringolo explores the far reaches of our romantic pursuits, on a road that is as bumpy as it is divine. The show features music director Doyle Newmyer on piano, Boots Maleson on bass, and Brian Woodruff on drums. Eric Michael Gillett is the show's director. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SUNDAY AFTERNOON OPEN MIC AT THE MET

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

CHICAGO: CABARET SERIES PRESENTS SUZANNE PETRI

Suzanne Petri presents a special evening of love, just in time for Valentine's Day at NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE, MADDEN THEATRE (171 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL - 630-637-7469 ) on Sunday, February 9th at 6:00 pm. Showcasing her versatility, Petri will take the audience on an eclectic musical journey,performing love songs from her repertoire of American Songbook and European Cabaret, including classics from Dietrich, Piaf, Brel and Porter, Gershwin and Arlen, plus original songs to tickle you and move you and reveal the varied aspects of love. Definitely a night to share with someone special! Petri will be joined by Bob Moreen on piano, voice and as musical director, and Jim Cox on bass. Tickets are $30-$35.


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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: WHO DAT! SUNDAY MARDI GRAS BRUNCH AT THE BLUE NOTE

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band will present a Sunday Mardi Gras Brunch at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Sunday, February 9th starting at 11:30 am. The Swamp Donkeys play traditional jazz, blues, jass originals, vaudeville, modern jazz adaptations, and many other jazz and New Orleans-derived styles. They are extremely versatile. They have beginnings and educations in the authentic, New Orleans, grassroots music scene, playing local festivals and second lines, then growth into world-class music education programs, playing in concerts across the country. Their diverse sound is enormously accessible with their frontmen, the Louis Armstrong-sounding James Williams, and the audience-wooing, banjo-strumming Sam Friend. (Though James does plenty of audience-wooing himself!). There is a $29.50 cover - Price includes brunch, music and a drink.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST BRUNCH SERIES: ANDREW McANSH DUO

The Andrew McAnsh Duo performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, February 9th at 12:30 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Brunch Series. Andrew McAnsh's musical life began when he was given a set of drums for his 10th birthday. He practised under his father's direction, and the trumpet soon followed as he quickly established himself in the musical community of his hometown, Cambridge, Ontario. He then began playing and hosting festivals and events in his teenage years in the Waterloo area, on both trumpet and drums. After leaving his hometown, Andrew attended Humber College, playing in the top studio ensembles under the direction of Pat LaBarbera, Denny Christianson, Brian O'Kane and Al Kay; at Humber he has had the chance to perform with world-class musicians such as Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Terence Blanchard, Jack DeJohnette and the LaBarbera brothers. No cover.

LOS ANGELES: BROADWAY BRUNCH AT DON'T TELL MAMA

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

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NYC: "THAT'S IT. I QUIT." WITH JOHN WILKENING

John Wilkening sings songs and tells stories about guilty pleasures, bad jobs, and getting malaria in Africa , before he packs up and leaves New York ... for now at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 pm . Musical direction is by William TN Hall, and the show is directed by Amy Wolk. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: FRENCHIE DAVIS PRESENTS THE FRENCH AND KAT SHOW

Broadway star, Frenchie Davis, along with her musical soulmate/non-sexual life partner, pianist and comedian Kathryn Lounsbery, proudly present THE FRENCH & KAT SHOW at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 8th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, February 9th at 4:00 pm; and Monday, February 10th at 7:00 pm. This Pop Cabaret is one part Bach, two parts Kander & Ebb, a dash of Britney, and a sprinkle of Clair Huxtable all served in a Blanche Devereaux martini glass - neat. French and Kat draw audiences to their voluptuous musical bosoms with legit, inventive, and soulful arrangements of songs spanning every decade. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: IDENTITY CRISIS: PERFORMANCES BY TOP BROADWAY TALENT

Identity Crisis will be presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 pm. This one night only event brings together some of Broadway and the entertainment industry's finest artists performing songs identifying the ups and downs about who they are, what they have experienced, and how they got to where they are today. The concert features the talents of Todd Adamson (Super Soldier), Lacey Angerosa, Kennedy Caughell (American Idiot), Britney Coleman, Dana Costello (Jekyll & Hyde), J.D Daw (Forever Plaid), Brandon Ellis (Once), Danny Bacalao George (Sister Act), Chase Kamata, Ben Liebert (Wicked / Grease), Elyssa Brette Mactas (CHIX 6), Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables), Genny Lis Padilla (Rent / In The Heights), Patrick Pevehouse (Wizard Of Oz), Brian Charles Rooney (Three Penny Opera), Ben Roseberry (The Lion King / Rent), Gabrielle Ruiz (Evita / In The Heights), Jose Sepulveda (Altar Boyz), Betsy Struxness (Matilda / Memphis), and Deborah Tranelli (Dallas / Hereafter). The concert will feature music from a variety of artists including Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Pasek and Paul, Jason Robert Brown, Drew Gasparini, Brandi Carilile, Randy Newman and many more. Directed by Jay Levy with Musical Direction by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

MARK JANAS' SALON AT ETCETERA ETCETERA - "ALL KINDS OF LOVE"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas continues at ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sundays from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "All Kinds Of Love". Co-Host will be Marta Sander. In the Salon Spotlight: Natasha Castillo!. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. (no SALON on February 23rd & March 2nd)

ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN - ON-AIR FUNDRAISING BROADCAST

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 9th, David will present an ON-AIR FUNDRAISING BROADCAST with the theme "My New Philosophy!" Inspired by the Andrew Lippa song, David will feature songs with a philosophical message. Help Support WBAI-FM & EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN. Call 212-209-2950 with Your Pledge during this broadcast. 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: 54 SINGS SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE

On March 2, 1995, a musical phenomenon opened on Broadway. Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller would go on to run 2,036 performances and continue to electrify audiences around the world. On Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) will present a one night only reunion featuring members of the original Broadway company of this swingin' hit show, including Adrian Bailey, Brenda Braxton, DeLee Lively, Deb Lyons, Frederick Owens & Darryl Williams, Ken Ard, Ramona Keller, and Michael Park. Expect hit tunes including Stand by Me, Hound Dog, Charlie Brown & more! Directed by Brenda Braxton, with Musical Direction by Louis St. Louis, this will be one night you won't soon forget because "Baby, That's Rock & Roll!." There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY FEATURING NANCY HARMS

The Birdland Jazz Party featuring Nancy Harms will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sundays, February 9th & 16th at 6:00 pm. Born and raised in Minnesota, Harms has relocated to New York City, where she made her jazz club debut in 2010 to a packed house in the Village's The Bar Next Door. After returning to the USA from a highly-successful appearance at The Sortland Jazz Festival in Norway, Nancy later appeared at The Rockwood Music Hall in Nyc, Bob Egan's New Hope in New Hope, PA., and a series of performances with trombone legend Wycliffe Gordon, with whom she appeared at New York City's Kitano in March 2013. Recently returning from a series of concerts and workshop appearances in Torino, Italy, additional upcoming shows for Nancy this coming spring and early summer will include performances at New York City's Bar Next Door, Cornelia St. Cafe, Zinc Bar , Smalls Jazz Club, and further appearances & recording sessions with Wycliffe Gordon. Later this year, Nancy will be a regularly featured contributor to the upcoming new public radio series "Certain Standards". 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: RON CARTER QUARTET AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Ron Carter Quartet (Ron Carter, bass; Renee Rosnes, piano; Payton Crossley, drums; and Rolando Morales-Matos, percussion) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of the music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. Carter has lectured, conducted, and performed at clinics and master classes, instructing jazz ensembles and teaching the business of music at numerous universities. He was Artistic Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Studies while it was located in Boston and, after 18 years on the faculty of the Music Department of The City College of New York, he is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus although, as a performer, he remains as active as ever. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: DANNY SERAPHINE'S CTA, FEATURING BILL CHAMPLIN & LARRY BRAGGS

Pioneering jazz-rock drummer and composer Danny Seraphine will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Seraphine is a founding member of Chicago. Worldwide the iconic group has sold over 122 million albums, and, just domestically, earned 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. In 1990, after 23 years in the group, Seraphine and Chicago had a jarring parting of ways, and he left music behind for 15 years. But a call to play a benefit show for a fellow drummer pulled him out of seclusion and sparked a creative rebirth. Today, Seraphine looks forward with Sacred Ground (Street Sense), the sophomore record from his jazz-rock powerhouse group CTA - often described as "Chicago on steroids" - and he makes peace with his past with the refreshingly candid memoir Street Player: My Chicago Story (Wiley). There is a $40-$70 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TRIBUTE TO THE TERRY GIBBS DREAM BAND

Drummer Gerry Gibbs and His All-Star Thrasher Big Band pays tribute to his father, jazz and vibraphone icon Terry Gibbs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Terry Gibbs' career included tours and performances with leaders like Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, and Tito Puente, to name a select few. In addition to his prestige as one of the greatest vibraphonists of all time, Terry Gibbs was especially recognized as a bandleader, winning Best Quartet, Best Big Band, Best Band Leader, and of course, "Best Band in the World" in major polls. Gibbs' compositions have been recorded by icons including Cannonball Adderley and Count Basie, and the top-shelf musicians featured in this tribute will maintain this ongoing legacy. Featuring modern giants, including Tom Harrell, Nicholas Payton, Paquito D'Rivera, and many more, we can't think of a better way to honor this quintessential member of jazz history. There is a $30-$45 cover.


D.C.: THE KENNY GARRETT QUINTET CD RELEASE PARTY

The Kenny Garrett Quintet is playing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th, with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The show celebrates the release of his latest CD: "Pushing the World Away" Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 & 8:30 pm. Formed by Kahil El'Zabar, the band first performed at Child City Arts Center, Chicago in 1973, a year after he had returned from the University of Ghana. His goal was to combine concepts of African American music making with the earlier roots of traditional African music and make it something new. After 35 years, this legendary band is still serving the people worldwide with their special brand of 21st century Griot music. Their music truly feeds the Soul! There is $20 cover.


MARYLAND: SLEEPY LABEEF AT BETHESDA BLUES

Legendary Blues guitarist and vocalist Sleepy Labeef makes his BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) debut with the Daryl Davis Band on Sunday, February 9th. at 7:30 pm. For half a century, Sleepy LaBeef has lived his life on stages, in honky-tonks, and on the road. He has released records in six different decades and has had chart success as far back as the sixties and as recently as the year 2000. Sleepy LaBeef has shared bills with practically every great in music history: Elvis Presley, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, has numbered in his band over five hundred people (including the likes of Doug Kershaw, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, D.J. Fontana, and Grady Martin), and has been an admitted influence to such a variety of people as Brian Setzer, Bruce Springsteen, and the Beatles. As significant as his recording career has been, it is the live Sleepy LaBeef that is important. Today, at 76, Sleepy still performs two hundred shows a year, and his live sets are remarkable. There is a $20 cover.


CHICAGO: "TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE"

Jim Anderson and Jo Rainey bring their show "Taking a Chance on Love" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sunday, February 9th at 4:30 pm. In the show they explore gambles taken for and in love. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: ANA POPOVIC AT YOSHI'S

4-time Blues Music Awards nominee Ana Popovic will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 pm. Ana blends smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and tight blues groove with soulful feminine vocals. Ana Popovic was born in the war torn town of Belgrade, formerly Yugoslavia. Ana grew up in a warm and loving family where music was very important. Her father would, throughout her youth, always invite friends over for nightly jam sessions where Ana listened and analyzed the deep artistic roots of her music. In this atmosphere, she quickly picked up her father's impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and went to work at a young age of 15. Since then, Ana Popovic has developed into an phenomenal guitarist/vocalist who currently resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Today Ana and her phenomenal four -piece band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues / jazz and rock festivals around the world. There is a $28 cover.

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LONDON: MISS HOPE SPRINGS SINGS HER SONGS

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

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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.

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NYC: FRENCHIE DAVIS PRESENTS THE FRENCH AND KAT SHOW

Broadway star, Frenchie Davis, along with her musical soulmate/non-sexual life partner, pianist and comedian Kathryn Lounsbery, proudly present THE FRENCH & KAT SHOW at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 8th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, February 9th at 4:00 pm; and Monday, February 10th at 7:00 pm. This Pop Cabaret is one part Bach, two parts Kander & Ebb, a dash of Britney, and a sprinkle of Clair Huxtable all served in a Blanche Devereaux martini glass - neat. French and Kat draw audiences to their voluptuous musical bosoms with legit, inventive, and soulful arrangements of songs spanning every decade. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY CREDITS! MICAH McCAIN

Micah Mccain takes to the stage of THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, February 8th at 7:00 pm with his new show: 'Broadway Credits' because sometimes, when you're starting out in New York, the only way to get Broadway credits on your resume, is to ACTUALLY do a show called Broadway Credits and then put THAT on your resume! "Broadway Credits!" is an evening of songs, stories, cocktails and Laura Benanti Side-Eyed exits Set To Music! There is a $15 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE SCREW YOU REVUE AT THE DUPLEX

Join Lady Winifred (Dewey Chaffee) and her best gal pal Miss Didi Panache (Douglas Edwards) with their unique brand of Vegas inspired, over-the-top, raunchy, improvised comedy at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday,February 8th at 9:30 pm. The duo challenges the threshold of each audience by proving that absolutely no subject is taboo. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reserve at http://www.brownpapertickets


NYC: MARK MILANO: THE LYRICS LEFT BEHIND

Mark Milano will perform "The Lyrics Left Behind" at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, February 8th at 7:30 pm, Milano will present a cabaret show composed of "trunk songs", "dummy lyrics", and other unused lyrics. In the heyday of Tin Pan Alley songwriting and Broadway musicals, working songwriters would toss their unused songs into a trunk. They would pull one of these songs out when a musical was in need of one more number, changing it as needed for the new use. Milano will perform the original versions of many familiar songs. Few people know that Judy Garland's famous torch song "The Man That Got Away" was originally written as an upbeat love song 12 years before she sang it in "A Star Is Born," or that "Tomorrow" was actually used, with different lyrics, in a shirt commercial years before it was heard on Broadway in "Annie." And who knew that a straight-laced composer wrote X-rated lyrics to "You're The Top" that topped any double entendres Cole Porter ever wrote? Mark Milano has tracked down the original arrangements and lyrics of many familiar songs, offering a truly unique cabaret offering. Tickets benefit HealthGAP, an organization working to widen access to HIV/AIDS treatment. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: TABOO: 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Exactly ten years after closing on Broadway, Boy George's Taboo returns to New York for a very special two-night-only engagement at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), on Friday & Saturday, February 7th & 8th with shows at 8:00 & 11:00 pm benefiting BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS. The concerts star Matthew Rowland (Boy George) and Samuel Buttery (Leigh Bowery), both of whom will be reprising their performances from the 2012 revival of TABOO at the Brixton Clubhouse in London. Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose, Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar) takes on the role of "Philip Sallon." Boy George's Taboo: Ten Years Later will also reunite original Broadway stars Sarah Uriarte Berry ("Nicola"), Jeffrey Carlson ("Marilyn"), Liz McCartney ("Big Sue") and Cary Shields ("Marcus"), and ensemble members Jennifer Cody, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Curtis Holbrook, Donnie Keshawarz, Jennifer K. Mrozik, Nathan Peck, Alexander Quiroga, Jody Reynard, Asa Somers, Denise Summerford, James Tabeek, and Gregory Treco. Taboo: The 10th Anniversary Concert is being presented by Grammy and Emmy Award winner John McDaniel and Amanda Sales. McDaniel, who served as musical supervisor and arranger during TABOO's original Broadway run, will also act as music director for the concerts. He will play piano and conduct a band of some of TABOO's original musicians: Kevan Frost on guitar, Chris Jago on drums, and David Kuhn on bass. There is a $60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE LOSERS LOUNGE TRIBUTE TO LOU REED AND THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

The Losers Lounge is back with at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555)! They are presenting a Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground Thursday through Saturday, February 6th at 7:00 pm; 7th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and the 8th at 6:30 & 9:00 pm. They will entertain with all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge. Losers's Lounge was started by session keyboardist Joe Mcginty (Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Ryan Adams) and psycho-cabaret singer Nick Danger. Originally a piano singalong night at The Pink Pony Cafe on Ludlow Street in lower Manhattan, The Loser's debuted at The Fez Nightclub with A Tribute To Burt Bacharach. House band The Kustard Kings joined the show in june 1994 for The Mancini Tribute and have been the backup band ever since. In any given show, The Kings backup over 20 different singers culled from the always exploding NYC music scene. Since 1993, The Losers Lounge has performed nearly 300 shows honoring 50 different artists, from ABBA to THE ZOMBIES, sometimes with the honorees present: Lee Hazlewood, Paul Williams and Denny Doherty (of The Mamas & Papas) all enthusiastically attended their own tribute nights. Sometimes famous people stop by to sing (Nellie Mckay, the late Joey Ramone, Andy Richter, Parker Posey, Debby Harry, Fred Armisen, J Mascis and They Might Be Giants) but it's the talented group of regulars that consistently bring the house down. After 10 years of sold out shows at Fez, Losers Lounge now packs 'em in regularly at JOE'S PUB. There is a $25 cover.

NYC: "BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY" MAKES OFF-BWAY PREMIERE

The theatrical concert of "BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY" starring Quinn Lemley makes it's Off-Broadway premiere at the GRAMERCY THEATRE (127 East 23rd Street, NYC) with performances Wednesday through Saturday, February 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm. Audiences will experience the remarkable impact of burlesque on musical tastes across a century. From the Great American Songbook to rat pack to rock 'n roll, "Burlesque to Broadway" shows how wide-ranging this impact has been - one of the many unexpected pleasures of this hard-charging show. "Burlesque to Broadway" features the singer-dancers Jessica Bare, Amanda Downey, Leslie McDonel, and Sarah Rolleston. The choreography is by David Eggers and Merete Muenter. Costumes are by Wendall Goings. Steve Rawlins provides the orchestrations. The show's directing consultant is the Tony Award-winning director Joe Hardy. Leading the show's 9-piece live band is music director Dan Micciche. Tickets range from $30 to $160.


NYC: SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY "KATHRYN ALLYN AND FRANK PONZIO:  PLAYING HARD TO GET"

THE NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY , established in 1980, continues it's 2012-2013 Season on Saturday, February 8th at LOCAL 802 MUSICIANS' HALL (322 West 48th Street, NYC) with "Kathryn Allyn and Frank Ponzio: Playing Hard to Get" - a set of the unknown, neglected gems of Jo Stafford, Julia Lee, Billy Holiday and Betty Hutton. The event opens at 12:30 pm with a flea market where you can buy and/or trade sheet music and memorabilia. The show runs from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. You can join the society online at http://www.nysms.org/ for only $50 per year, entitling you to nine fabulous programs/meetings and nine lively newsletters from October through June. Non-member guest fee is $10.

NYC: BARBARA CARROLL SATURDAYS AT BIRDLAND

NYC Cabaret/Jazz icon Barbara Carroll performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturdays, February 8th, 15th & 22nd at 6:00 pm. She is joined by her long-time bassist Jay Leonhart. Barbara Carroll's still evolving career as a jazz pianist began when she played her first New York engagement opposite Dizzy Gillespie's big band at the Downbeat Club in 1947. A thrilling if a trifle unsettling debut for a young female pianist from Worcester, Massachusetts who began playing the piano at five and who's family was wise enough to give her lessons that provided her with a basic knowledge of classical technique. In 1978, she was booked into the Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle hotel for a two week engagement - and stayed for twenty five years. It was at the Carlyle that she began to feature her singing as an integral part of her performances. Following her 25 years at the Carlyle, she is well into another long run in the famous Oak Room at New York's Algonquin Hotel, making a significant and successful effort to incorporate jazz playing into a cabaret venue. Other recent engagements have included concerts at Philharmonic Hall in Naples, Florida, the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, concerts at the Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as well as twelve sold out performances at Dizzy's Club, at Jazz at Lincoln Center. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: "FOUR GENERATIONS OF MILES" AT BIRDLAND

"Four Generations of Miles" with Jimmy Cobb (drums), Mike Stern (guitar), Buster Williams (bass) and Sonny Fortune (sax) perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Miles Davis' career as a trumpeter, composer and bandleader is synonymous with the stylistic evolution of jazz. His ensembles and recordings are the benchmarks for cool, post-bop and fusion as evidenced by these four-generations of artists who first gained recognition under Davis' leadership. Drummer Jimmy Cobb appeared on one of the most popular and influential recordings in history, "Kind of Blue" (1959) while guitarist Mike Stern ("We Want Miles," 1981), bassist Buster Williams ("Directions," 1960s) and alto saxophonist Sonny Fortune ("Big Fun," 1974) have the post-bop and fusion bases well covered. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RON CARTER QUARTET AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Ron Carter Quartet (Ron Carter, bass; Renee Rosnes, piano; Payton Crossley, drums; and Rolando Morales-Matos, percussion) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of the music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. Carter has lectured, conducted, and performed at clinics and master classes, instructing jazz ensembles and teaching the business of music at numerous universities. He was Artistic Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Studies while it was located in Boston and, after 18 years on the faculty of the Music Department of The City College of New York, he is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus although, as a performer, he remains as active as ever. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: DANNY SERAPHINE'S CTA, FEATURING BILL CHAMPLIN & LARRY BRAGGS

Pioneering jazz-rock drummer and composer Danny Seraphine will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Seraphine is a founding member of Chicago. Worldwide the iconic group has sold over 122 million albums, and, just domestically, earned 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. In 1990, after 23 years in the group, Seraphine and Chicago had a jarring parting of ways, and he left music behind for 15 years. But a call to play a benefit show for a fellow drummer pulled him out of seclusion and sparked a creative rebirth. Today, Seraphine looks forward with Sacred Ground (Street Sense), the sophomore record from his jazz-rock powerhouse group CTA - often described as "Chicago on steroids" - and he makes peace with his past with the refreshingly candid memoir Street Player: My Chicago Story (Wiley). There is a $40-$70 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TRIBUTE TO THE TERRY GIBBS DREAM BAND

Drummer Gerry Gibbs and His All-Star Thrasher Big Band pays tribute to his father, jazz and vibraphone icon Terry Gibbs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Terry Gibbs' career included tours and performances with leaders like Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, and Tito Puente, to name a select few. In addition to his prestige as one of the greatest vibraphonists of all time, Terry Gibbs was especially recognized as a bandleader, winning Best Quartet, Best Big Band, Best Band Leader, and of course, "Best Band in the World" in major polls. Gibbs' compositions have been recorded by icons including Cannonball Adderley and Count Basie, and the top-shelf musicians featured in this tribute will maintain this ongoing legacy. Featuring modern giants, including Tom Harrell, Nicholas Payton, Paquito D'Rivera, and many more, we can't think of a better way to honor this quintessential member of jazz history. There is a $30-$45 cover.


BOSTON: ALEX ALVEAR & MANGO BLUE

Alex Alvear & Mango Blue will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757 - ) on Saturday, February 8th at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. The group blends an exciting mixture of musical styles to create a refreshing new sound in Afro-Latin and World music, through songs of celebration and social conscience. Alex Alvear & Mango Blue is a high-powered, all-original music ensemble that has delighted audiences and promoters alike, throughout the Americas with its infectious sound. Led by Ecuadorian composer, bassist and singer Alex Alvear, this invigorating hybrid playfully integrates a wide array of influences from Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and Funk to Caribbean Roots, with a strong rhythmical foundation that draws from diverse Afro-Latin musical traditions. This stylistic fusion allows for a concoction that translates into music that transcends ethnic boundaries, providing a new color in the latin music palette. The members of this band come from different parts of the world including Venezuela, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, the US and Ecuador and are among the best instrumentalists in the region. There is a $20 cover.


NEW ENGLAND: THE FOLLEN ANGELS AT ST JOHN'S COFFEE HOUSE

The Follen Angels (Hildy Grossman - vocals, Michael Larson - piano), Kenneth W. Dantzig - drums, Rick Stone - sax, and Sean Farias - bass) will perform at St John's Coffee House (74 Pleasant Street, Arlington, MA - 339-368-5656) on Saturday, February 8th at 7:30 pm. Their show is called "Gershwin, Cole Porter and Friends" presenting songs of the greatest 20th Century composers of the American Songbook. Songs include: I got Rhythm, Lady Be Good, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Night and Day, What is This Thing Called Love?, Embraceable You, The Man I Love, I Love Paris, and many more. Tickets are $18.

TORONTO: MARK EISENMAN TRIO

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) presents the Mark Eisenman Trio (Mark Eisenman - piano, Steve Wallace - bass, John Sumner - drums), a hard-swinging group established in 1987 and led by one of this country's in-demand jazz pianists, on Thursday through Saturday, February 6th through 8th at 9:00 pm. Born in New York City but based in Toronto since 1972, Mark started studying the piano with his father. By the age of eighteen he had resolved that he would be pursuing the piano as a career interest. He entered into the music program at York University and after a short time discovered jazz music. With his introduction to this idiom his musical interest peaked. He is a skillful soloist, a versatile ensemble player and, a thoughtful and sensitive accompanist. Those familiar with his range of abilities as a musician recognize that his efforts inevitably represent a genuine complement to whatever context he finds himself placed in. There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: THE KENNY GARRETT QUINTET CD RELEASE PARTY

The Kenny Garrett Quintet is playing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th, with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The show celebrates the release of his latest CD: "Pushing the World Away" Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: PEDRITO MARTINEZ AT THE ATLAS

World-class percussionist, singer and bandleader Pedrito Martinez will perform at ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC - 202-399-7993 - ) on Saturday, February 8th at 8:00 pm. Martinez dazzles audiences with a sound plated firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. The Cuban native and now New York resident has performed, recorded, and/or toured with Paquito D'Rivera; Brian Lynch; Steve Turre; Me'shell Ndege'Ocello; Eddie Palmieri; Bill Summers and Los Hombres Calientes; Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill; Stefon Harris; Bebo Valdes; Cassandra Wilson; Joe Lovano, and Sting, (for his rainforest benefit, with Elton John and Bruce Springsteen). Pedro was also featured in the documentary film on Cuban music, Calle 54. Mr. Martinez was also a member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band,Yerba Buena with which he recorded two albums and toured the world opening for bands including the Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson and Ray Charles. Tickets are $33.50.

MARYLAND: DEANNA BOGART BAND AT BETHESDA BLUES

On Friday, February 7th at 8:30 pm, Deanna Bogart and her band take the stage at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500). Deanna Bogart is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and multifaceted musician whose fans value the diversity of her genre-free zone. As a bandleader/ singer/ songwriter/ producer/ pianist/ sax player, Deanna combines the best of boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz into a splendid blend she calls "blusion." Deanna's fusion of blusion (spontaneous, sophisticated, fearless and fun) has garnered her three consecutive Blues Music Awards' Horn Instrumentalist of the Year for 2008, 2009 and 2010 and an endorsement contract with Rico Reeds. She has won, at last count, more than 20 Wammies, the music awards for the hotly contested Washington, D.C. region. There is a $20 cover.

FLORIDA: JOHN PIZZARELLI & BUCKY PIZZARELLI AT THE ROYAL ROOM

John Pizzarelli & Bucky Pizzarelli return to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with a second show on Saturday, the 8th at 10:30 pm. John Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. Internationally known for classic standards, late-night ballads, and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings. Following in the tradition of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, he has recorded as a bandleader for RCA, Chesky, Stash and Novus, and in 1997 appeared in the Broadway musical Dream, a revue of Johnny Mercer songs. Pizzarelli is among the prime contemporary interpreters of the great American songbook, bringing to the work his signature style and brilliant guitar playing. He has been featured on major recordings along with artists such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Donna Summer and Roberta Flack, and has performed numerous times on the country's most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Live With Regis & Kelly. Pizzarelli continues to tour throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, performing classic pop, jazz and swing, while setting the standard for stylish modern jazz. Several years ago, Pizzarelli became the 11th artist to receive the Ella Fitzgerald Award at Montreal's Festival of Jazz. Bucky Pizzarelli (John's dad) is a legendary jazz guitarist and banjo player, who has worked with everyone from Benny Goodman to Dick Cavett. He started his career with the Vaughn Monroe dance band back in 1944, and later became a member of the house band of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In 2005, he was inducted into the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. $125-$335 for prix fixe dinner & show; $55-$65 for show only.


LOS ANGELES: DENISE MORGAN AT THE GARDENIA

Denise Morgan performs at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, February 7th & 8th at 9:00 pm. Denise studied performing arts, classical vocals, and acting at LACC, USC, and the Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and has performed with many gospel choirs and groups. She made her solo jazz debut in 2010. She continues to study voice with Howlett Smith, and is a member of his World Stage Jazz Workshop in Leimert Park. She has sung with the Angel City Chorale and in Gustav Mahler's Symphony #8 with the LA Philharmonic under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. She returns to the Gardenia after her debut last fall. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: DUNCAN SHEIK AT YOSHI'S

GRAMMY and 2-time Tony Award winner, composer of Spring Awakening Duncab Sheik will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, February 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. After breaking through in the late '90s with his Top 20 single "Barely Breathing," Duncan Sheik spent much of the subsequent decade taking a breather from the usual rock singer/songwriter rituals. His focus was on albums that broke with pop music conventions and, additionally, theatrical musicals like Spring Awakening, the Broadway sensation. There is a $21-$34 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: SINGER/SONGWRITER JOHN BUCCHINO AT FEINSTEIN'S

Singer/songwriter John Bucchino will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for one night only, on Saturday, February 8th at 7:00 pm. Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop (Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins), theatre (Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald), cabaret (Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein), and classical (Yo-Yo Ma, Deborah Voight, Nathan Gunn) artists as well as The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, The Sydney Opera House, London's O2 Arena and The White House. San Francisco audiences will have a rare opportunity to hear Bucchino perform his songs in an intimate setting, and share stories of what inspired them. Buchhino will be joined by two guest singers: Nanci Zoppi and Maggie Hollinbeck. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: MY FAVORITE THINGS: AN EVENING WITH G. SCOTT LACY

Award Winning Musical Director and Performer, G. Scott Lacy, will present his show My Favorite Things at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787 - ) on Saturday, February 8th at 8:00 pm. G. Scott Lacy is one the country's most sought after talents. He has musical directed over 150 productions working with such theatre companies as the Tony Award Winning La Jolla Playhouse, the award winning Lamb's Players Theatre, the Musical Theatre Guild of Los Angeles, Diversionary Theatre, New Conservatory Theatre, Diablo Theatre Company, 42nd Street Moon, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego Opera, North Coast Repertory Theatre, the Emmy Award Winning Malashock Dance Company and many others. Mr. Lacy was honored with the 2009 Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical Direction for his work on Dames At Sea at NCTC in San Francisco. Mr. Lacy has had the honor of working with some of the theatres finest directors including Des McAnuff, Michael Greif, Neel Keller, Peter Schneider, Les Waters, Regina Taylor, Susan Booth, Todd Neilson, Cynthia Stokes, John Malashock, Mindy Cooper, Robert Smyth, Deborah Smyth, and Kerry Meads. Mr. Lacy is a successful vocal coach whose clients include Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award Winning performers. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: FRANCES RUFFELLE - PARIS ORIGINAL

When Frances Ruffelle launched her new show PARIS ORIGINAL at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) in October 2013, all performances were sold out almost immediately, making it one of the hottest tickets in town. Hence she returns on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th at 8:00 pm by popular demand with her five star show. Discover the charms of the City of Light and be seduced by the delightful Miss Ruffelle as she brings a Gallic twist to her latest zestful and feminine performance celebrating all things ooh la la with music from the top French chanteuses, from Francoise Hardy to Edith Piaf. Tony Award winner Frances is not only well known for creating the role of the iconic waif Eponine in the West End production of Les Miserables, but also for her outrageously playful and emotionally heartfelt cabaret appearances in Europe and in the US, where she has won great critical acclaim. Although Frances is widely recognised for her performances on the stage, she is also a film and TV actress. Her latest films are Devil's Tower and In Long Forgotten Fields, both due for release in 2014. She also appeared in the award- winning film version of Les Miserables. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: PRISON BREAK: EP 'AND AGAIN' LAUNCH

Prison Break (Terence Collie - piano, Jac Jones - sax, Joe Sam - bass, John Sam - drums) will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - ) on Saturday, February 8th at 8:30 pm. Following on from their debut album 'Doing Time', this contemporary quartet releases their new EP of original compositions. Prison Break bring you great tunes, high energy tight grooves courtesy of the Sam brothers together with stretching out jazz improvisation. Throw in the odd re-worked standard to the live set too! Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: MARIEANN MERINGOLO WITH "CRAZY LOVE" MONTHLY AT THE MET

Marieann Meringolo brings her new show "Crazy Love," to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for a monthly series opening on Friday, February 9th and running through December 19th. Show dates & times are Friday, February 7th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, March 9th at 7:00 pm; Saturday, April 5 at 4:00 pm; Friday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm; Sunday, June 8th at 7:00 pm; Saturday. July 19th at 7:00 pm; Friday, August 15th at 7:00 pm; Friday, September 19th at 7:00 pm; Saturday, October 18th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, November 9th at 7:00 pm, and a special holiday show "In the Spirit" on Friday, December 19th at 7:00 pm. Singing from the heart, Meringolo covers an eclectic mix of music from Cole Porter to Sara Bareilles, Michel Legrand, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Marsha Malamet, and more. In this loveletter to love, Meringolo explores the far reaches of our romantic pursuits, on a road that is as bumpy as it is divine. The show features music director Doyle Newmyer on piano, Boots Maleson on bass, and Brian Woodruff on drums. Eric Michael Gillett is the show's director. There is a $25 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.

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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 Friday, February 7th at 8:00 pm and Tuesday, February 11th at 7:30 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: 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: TABOO: 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Exactly ten years after closing on Broadway, Boy George's Taboo returns to New York for a very special two-night-only engagement at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), on Friday & Saturday, February 7th & 8th with shows at 8:00 & 11:00 pm benefiting BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS. The concerts star Matthew Rowland (Boy George) and Samuel Buttery (Leigh Bowery), both of whom will be reprising their performances from the 2012 revival of TABOO at the Brixton Clubhouse in London. Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose, Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar) takes on the role of "Philip Sallon." Boy George's Taboo: Ten Years Later will also reunite original Broadway stars Sarah Uriarte Berry ("Nicola"), Jeffrey Carlson ("Marilyn"), Liz McCartney ("Big Sue") and Cary Shields ("Marcus"), and ensemble members Jennifer Cody, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Curtis Holbrook, Donnie Keshawarz, Jennifer K. Mrozik, Nathan Peck, Alexander Quiroga, Jody Reynard, Asa Somers, Denise Summerford, James Tabeek, and Gregory Treco. Taboo: The 10th Anniversary Concert is being presented by Grammy and Emmy Award winner John McDaniel and Amanda Sales. McDaniel, who served as musical supervisor and arranger during TABOO's original Broadway run, will also act as music director for the concerts. He will play piano and conduct a band of some of TABOO's original musicians: Kevan Frost on guitar, Chris Jago on drums, and David Kuhn on bass. There is a $60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE LOSERS LOUNGE TRIBUTE TO LOU REED AND THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

The Losers Lounge is back with at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555)! They are presenting a Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground Thursday through Saturday, February 6th at 7:00 pm; 7th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and the 8th at 6:30 & 9:00 pm. They will entertain with all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge. Losers's Lounge was started by session keyboardist Joe Mcginty (Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Ryan Adams) and psycho-cabaret singer Nick Danger. Originally a piano singalong night at The Pink Pony Cafe on Ludlow Street in lower Manhattan, The Loser's debuted at The Fez Nightclub with A Tribute To Burt Bacharach. House band The Kustard Kings joined the show in june 1994 for The Mancini Tribute and have been the backup band ever since. In any given show, The Kings backup over 20 different singers culled from the always exploding NYC music scene. Since 1993, The Losers Lounge has performed nearly 300 shows honoring 50 different artists, from ABBA to THE ZOMBIES, sometimes with the honorees present: Lee Hazlewood, Paul Williams and Denny Doherty (of The Mamas & Papas) all enthusiastically attended their own tribute nights. Sometimes famous people stop by to sing (Nellie Mckay, the late Joey Ramone, Andy Richter, Parker Posey, Debby Harry, Fred Armisen, J Mascis and They Might Be Giants) but it's the talented group of regulars that consistently bring the house down. After 10 years of sold out shows at Fez, Losers Lounge now packs 'em in regularly at JOE'S PUB. There is a $25 cover.

NYC: "BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY" MAKES OFF-BWAY PREMIERE

The theatrical concert of "BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY" starring Quinn Lemley makes it's Off-Broadway premiere at the GRAMERCY THEATRE (127 East 23rd Street, NYC) with performances Wednesday through Saturday, February 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm. Audiences will experience the remarkable impact of burlesque on musical tastes across a century. From the Great American Songbook to rat pack to rock 'n roll, "Burlesque to Broadway" shows how wide-ranging this impact has been - one of the many unexpected pleasures of this hard-charging show. "Burlesque to Broadway" features the singer-dancers Jessica Bare, Amanda Downey, Leslie McDonel, and Sarah Rolleston. The choreography is by David Eggers and Merete Muenter. Costumes are by Wendall Goings. Steve Rawlins provides the orchestrations. The show's directing consultant is the Tony Award-winning director Joe Hardy. Leading the show's 9-piece live band is music director Dan Micciche. Tickets range from $30 to $160.


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: "FOUR GENERATIONS OF MILES" AT BIRDLAND

"Four Generations of Miles" with Jimmy Cobb (drums), Mike Stern (guitar), Buster Williams (bass) and Sonny Fortune (sax) perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Miles Davis' career as a trumpeter, composer and bandleader is synonymous with the stylistic evolution of jazz. His ensembles and recordings are the benchmarks for cool, post-bop and fusion as evidenced by these four-generations of artists who first gained recognition under Davis' leadership. Drummer Jimmy Cobb appeared on one of the most popular and influential recordings in history, "Kind of Blue" (1959) while guitarist Mike Stern ("We Want Miles," 1981), bassist Buster Williams ("Directions," 1960s) and alto saxophonist Sonny Fortune ("Big Fun," 1974) have the post-bop and fusion bases well covered. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RON CARTER QUARTET AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Ron Carter Quartet (Ron Carter, bass; Renee Rosnes, piano; Payton Crossley, drums; and Rolando Morales-Matos, percussion) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of the music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. Carter has lectured, conducted, and performed at clinics and master classes, instructing jazz ensembles and teaching the business of music at numerous universities. He was Artistic Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Studies while it was located in Boston and, after 18 years on the faculty of the Music Department of The City College of New York, he is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus although, as a performer, he remains as active as ever. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: DANNY SERAPHINE'S CTA, FEATURING BILL CHAMPLIN & LARRY BRAGGS

Pioneering jazz-rock drummer and composer Danny Seraphine will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Seraphine is a founding member of Chicago. Worldwide the iconic group has sold over 122 million albums, and, just domestically, earned 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. In 1990, after 23 years in the group, Seraphine and Chicago had a jarring parting of ways, and he left music behind for 15 years. But a call to play a benefit show for a fellow drummer pulled him out of seclusion and sparked a creative rebirth. Today, Seraphine looks forward with Sacred Ground (Street Sense), the sophomore record from his jazz-rock powerhouse group CTA - often described as "Chicago on steroids" - and he makes peace with his past with the refreshingly candid memoir Street Player: My Chicago Story (Wiley). There is a $40-$70 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TRIBUTE TO THE TERRY GIBBS DREAM BAND

Drummer Gerry Gibbs and His All-Star Thrasher Big Band pays tribute to his father, jazz and vibraphone icon Terry Gibbs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Terry Gibbs' career included tours and performances with leaders like Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, and Tito Puente, to name a select few. In addition to his prestige as one of the greatest vibraphonists of all time, Terry Gibbs was especially recognized as a bandleader, winning Best Quartet, Best Big Band, Best Band Leader, and of course, "Best Band in the World" in major polls. Gibbs' compositions have been recorded by icons including Cannonball Adderley and Count Basie, and the top-shelf musicians featured in this tribute will maintain this ongoing legacy. Featuring modern giants, including Tom Harrell, Nicholas Payton, Paquito D'Rivera, and many more, we can't think of a better way to honor this quintessential member of jazz history. There is a $30-$45 cover.


BOSTON: THE BAD PLUS AT SCULLERS

The Bad Plus will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday & Friday, February 6th & 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Bad Plus is a jazz trio consisting of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Dave King, originating from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Iverson, Anderson and King first played together in 1989 but established The Bad Plus in 2000. The band recorded their first album, a self-titled effort released on Fresh Sound, after playing only three gigs together. A live performance at the Village Vanguard was heard by Columbia Records representative Yves Beauvais, and the band was signed to Columbia in 2002. The Bad Plus has spent more than a decade redefining what a piano-bass-drums trio can and should be. They've reached audiences of all demographic stripes with an uncompromising body of original music (plus some ingenious, genre-jumping covers) and dedicated touring around the globe. Thursday: Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30. Friday: Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.


TORONTO: MARK EISENMAN TRIO

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) presents the Mark Eisenman Trio (Mark Eisenman - piano, Steve Wallace - bass, John Sumner - drums), a hard-swinging group established in 1987 and led by one of this country's in-demand jazz pianists, on Thursday through Saturday, February 6th through 8th at 9:00 pm. Born in New York City but based in Toronto since 1972, Mark started studying the piano with his father. By the age of eighteen he had resolved that he would be pursuing the piano as a career interest. He entered into the music program at York University and after a short time discovered jazz music. With his introduction to this idiom his musical interest peaked. He is a skillful soloist, a versatile ensemble player and, a thoughtful and sensitive accompanist. Those familiar with his range of abilities as a musician recognize that his efforts inevitably represent a genuine complement to whatever context he finds himself placed in. There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: THE KENNY GARRETT QUINTET CD RELEASE PARTY

The Kenny Garrett Quintet is playing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th, with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The show celebrates the release of his latest CD: "Pushing the World Away" Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: GREAT NOISE ENSEMBLE: PAN-DEMONIUM

The Great Noise Ensemble presents Pan-Demonium at ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC - 202-399-7993) on Friday, February 7th at 8:00 pm. The event is eclectic program of odd juxtapositions and grotesque visuals! Victoria Bond's Frescoes and Ash reflects on mosaics and frescoes discovered in the buried ruins of Pompeii. Armando Bayolo's Caprichos, in a new version for American ensembles, is motivated by Francisco de Goya's satirical and scathing engravings from early 19th century Spain. Ned McGowan'sUrban Turban is influenced by the juxtaposition of Western instruments with Indian/Karnatic rhythms. H.K. Gruber's classic "pan-demonium," Frankenstein!, takes its inspiration from subversive poems and engravings for children with an edge and humor that are decidedly adult. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: DEANNA BOGART BAND AT BETHESDA BLUES

On Friday, February 7th at 8:30 pm, Deanna Bogart and her band take the stage at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500). Deanna Bogart is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and multifaceted musician whose fans value the diversity of her genre-free zone. As a bandleader/ singer/ songwriter/ producer/ pianist/ sax player, Deanna combines the best of boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz into a splendid blend she calls "blusion." Deanna's fusion of blusion (spontaneous, sophisticated, fearless and fun) has garnered her three consecutive Blues Music Awards' Horn Instrumentalist of the Year for 2008, 2009 and 2010 and an endorsement contract with Rico Reeds. She has won, at last count, more than 20 Wammies, the music awards for the hotly contested Washington, D.C. region. There is a $20 cover.

FLORIDA: JOHN PIZZARELLI & BUCKY PIZZARELLI AT THE ROYAL ROOM

John Pizzarelli & Bucky Pizzarelli return to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with a second show on Saturday, the 8th at 10:30 pm. John Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. Internationally known for classic standards, late-night ballads, and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings. Following in the tradition of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, he has recorded as a bandleader for RCA, Chesky, Stash and Novus, and in 1997 appeared in the Broadway musical Dream, a revue of Johnny Mercer songs. Pizzarelli is among the prime contemporary interpreters of the great American songbook, bringing to the work his signature style and brilliant guitar playing. He has been featured on major recordings along with artists such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Donna Summer and Roberta Flack, and has performed numerous times on the country's most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Live With Regis & Kelly. Pizzarelli continues to tour throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, performing classic pop, jazz and swing, while setting the standard for stylish modern jazz. Several years ago, Pizzarelli became the 11th artist to receive the Ella Fitzgerald Award at Montreal's Festival of Jazz. Bucky Pizzarelli (John's dad) is a legendary jazz guitarist and banjo player, who has worked with everyone from Benny Goodman to Dick Cavett. He started his career with the Vaughn Monroe dance band back in 1944, and later became a member of the house band of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In 2005, he was inducted into the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. $125-$335 for prix fixe dinner & show; $55-$65 for show only.


LOS ANGELES: DENISE MORGAN AT THE GARDENIA

Denise Morgan performs at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, February 7th & 8th at 9:00 pm. Denise studied performing arts, classical vocals, and acting at LACC, USC, and the Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and has performed with many gospel choirs and groups. She made her solo jazz debut in 2010. She continues to study voice with Howlett Smith, and is a member of his World Stage Jazz Workshop in Leimert Park. She has sung with the Angel City Chorale and in Gustav Mahler's Symphony #8 with the LA Philharmonic under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. She returns to the Gardenia after her debut last fall. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: HOUSE OF FLOYD: THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD

The Bay Area's House of Floyd will perform in its entirety a re-creation of Pink Floyd's 1994 Pulsefrom London's Earls Court at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, February 7th. . They will be performing Pulse 1994 Earl's Court (part 1) at 8:00 pm and performing Pulse 1994 Earl's Court (part 2) at 10:00 pm. Included in this show is the complete "Dark Side of the Moon," as well as hits from "Wish You Were Here," "The Wall," "Division Bell," "Momentary Lapse of Reason" & "Meddle." House of Floyd is San Francisco's immersive Pink Floyd tribute band. Rather than simply replicating the iconic band's recorded songs, House of Floyd focuses on the adventurous live arrangements and sonic explorations of their namesake. Cover is $24 for 8:00 pm; $18 for 10:00 pm - all night pass $35.

SAN FRANCISCO: LADY RIZO AT FEINSTEIN'S

Fresh off sell-out runs and rave reviews in the U.K. at London's Soho Theatre, Edinburgh's Fringe Festival and New York City's Joe's Pub, Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Rizo will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday, at 8:00 pm and Friday, February 7th at 7:00 pm. Lady Rizo will perform songs off her recently released, highly anticipated debut album, "Violet.". A proud recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in 2010, she performed her sold out show monthly at Joe's Pub for years and was commissioned for a full length piece by the Public Theater that premiered as part of the New York Voices series in November 2011. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


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LONDON: FRANCES RUFFELLE - PARIS ORIGINAL

When Frances Ruffelle launched her new show PARIS ORIGINAL at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) in October 2013, all performances were sold out almost immediately, making it one of the hottest tickets in town. Hence she returns on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th at 8:00 pm by popular demand with her five star show. Discover the charms of the City of Light and be seduced by the delightful Miss Ruffelle as she brings a Gallic twist to her latest zestful and feminine performance celebrating all things ooh la la with music from the top French chanteuses, from Francoise Hardy to Edith Piaf. Tony Award winner Frances is not only well known for creating the role of the iconic waif Eponine in the West End production of Les Miserables, but also for her outrageously playful and emotionally heartfelt cabaret appearances in Europe and in the US, where she has won great critical acclaim. Although Frances is widely recognised for her performances on the stage, she is also a film and TV actress. Her latest films are Devil's Tower and In Long Forgotten Fields, both due for release in 2014. She also appeared in the award- winning film version of Les Miserables. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: ZEETEAH AT THE PHEASANTRY

Zeeteah, one of the most exciting singers in London today, will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday, February 7th at 8:30 pm. Zeeteah's unique nu-retro sound fuses jazz, blues, reggae and pop in a sexy, soulful style that's all her own. She has sung with Tom Jones, Sting and Robbie Williams, and her incredible voice and mesmerizing presence set the stage on fire. 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: THIS IS YOUR NIGHT! HONORS MARYANN LOPINTO

This is Your Night! (TM) is a series of show to be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) based on a classic premise, and hosted by Metropolitan Room Managing Partner, Bernie Furshpan, Each show profiles a guest honoree who has contributed in some significant way to the NYC Entertainment Industry. It can include, but not limited to: photographers, writers, bloggers, press, promoters, management, publicists, directors, musical directors, producers, etc. The show presents a gift to the honorree, and includes a line-up of entertainment professionals who will share stories, song and comedy about they're experiences and ends with a grand finale, a reunion. The first show of the series will honor Maryann LoPinto and will take place on Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 pm. Scheduled to appear, and perform, on behalf of Ms. Lopinto are Barry Levitt, KT Sullivan, Martha Lorin, Karen Mason, Mark Nadler, Anita Gillette, Lee Roy Reams, Eric Michael Gillette and a few surprise guests. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. A portion of the revenue will be given to the Guest of Honor's Charity of Choice.

NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUEST JONATHAN GROFF
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. This week's Special Guest Star: Jonahthan Groff. 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: "THE REAL MAMA AND PAPAS SING FOR MIDTOWN WEST"
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT


"The Real Mama And Papas Sing for Midtown West" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, February 6th at 7:15 pm. Parents of students, from New York City schools, public and private who are career musicians, actors and dancers provide an hour of raucous and amazing entertainment to raise money for Hell's Kitchen's own Midtown West, P.S. 212. Hosted by Carolyn Montgomery-Forant. Musical Direction by Jeff Cubeta. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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

"Every Thursday night, as the curtains fall on Broadway, Host Ben Cameron (from Broadway's Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and his crew of amazingly talented folks welcome a new Broadway star to perform at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) at 10:30 pm in this fun and zany musical theater variety show. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY. There is a $5 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WILL & ANTHONY NUNZIATA RETURN

After a sold-out performance on January 9th, Will & Anthony Nunziata are back at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 pm for an encore performance of "Broadway, Our Way". The singers, actors and recording artists have won acclaim for their concert and symphony performances throughout the country and around the world, putting their fresh take on pop standards, Broadway showstoppers, as well as contemporary and classic Italian music. The concert includes fresh arrangements of some of the greatest songs ever written for the stage including Once in a "Lifetime," "Make Someone Happy," "Being Alive," "Somewhere," "Lily's Eyes," and their signature mash-ups of songs including "Who Can I Turn To/ What Kind of Fool Am I?" The brothers will be joined by their three-piece swinging band comprised of pianist Alvin Hough, Jr., drummer Jeremy Yaddaw and bassist Adam Neely. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MISS VODKA STINGER AT 54 BELOW

Miss Vodka Stinger will appear at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, February 6th at 11:30 pm. When it comes to entertaining, nobody does it like socialite, hostess, and famous character actress Miss Vodka Stinger. Miss Stinger has decided to bring her unique senses of style and humor uptown for a Broadway-themed extravaganza. Join her and her singing two-some "The Martha Rayes" for a multi-media, cabaret and variety show like no other. It will be a night filled with songs, hilarity, and a few surprises. There is a $10 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE LOSERS LOUNGE TRIBUTE TO LOU REED AND THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

The Losers Lounge is back with at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555)! They are presenting a Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground Thursday through Saturday, February 6th at 7:00 pm; 7th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and the 8th at 6:30 & 9:00 pm. They will entertain with all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge. Losers's Lounge was started by session keyboardist Joe Mcginty (Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Ryan Adams) and psycho-cabaret singer Nick Danger. Originally a piano singalong night at The Pink Pony Cafe on Ludlow Street in lower Manhattan, The Loser's debuted at The Fez Nightclub with A Tribute To Burt Bacharach. House band The Kustard Kings joined the show in june 1994 for The Mancini Tribute and have been the backup band ever since. In any given show, The Kings backup over 20 different singers culled from the always exploding NYC music scene. Since 1993, The Losers Lounge has performed nearly 300 shows honoring 50 different artists, from ABBA to THE ZOMBIES, sometimes with the honorees present: Lee Hazlewood, Paul Williams and Denny Doherty (of The Mamas & Papas) all enthusiastically attended their own tribute nights. Sometimes famous people stop by to sing (Nellie Mckay, the late Joey Ramone, Andy Richter, Parker Posey, Debby Harry, Fred Armisen, J Mascis and They Might Be Giants) but it's the talented group of regulars that consistently bring the house down. After 10 years of sold out shows at Fez, Losers Lounge now packs 'em in regularly at JOE'S PUB. There is a $25 cover.

NYC: "BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY" MAKES OFF-BWAY PREMIERE

The theatrical concert of "BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY" starring Quinn Lemley makes it's Off-Broadway premiere at the GRAMERCY THEATRE (127 East 23rd Street, NYC) with performances Wednesday through Saturday, February 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm. Audiences will experience the remarkable impact of burlesque on musical tastes across a century. From the Great American Songbook to rat pack to rock 'n roll, "Burlesque to Broadway" shows how wide-ranging this impact has been - one of the many unexpected pleasures of this hard-charging show. "Burlesque to Broadway" features the singer-dancers Jessica Bare, Amanda Downey, Leslie McDonel, and Sarah Rolleston. The choreography is by David Eggers and Merete Muenter. Costumes are by Wendall Goings. Steve Rawlins provides the orchestrations. The show's directing consultant is the Tony Award-winning director Joe Hardy. Leading the show's 9-piece live band is music director Dan Micciche. Tickets range from $30 to $160.


NYC: "FOUR GENERATIONS OF MILES" AT BIRDLAND

"Four Generations of Miles" with Jimmy Cobb (drums), Mike Stern (guitar), Buster Williams (bass) and Sonny Fortune (sax) perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Miles Davis' career as a trumpeter, composer and bandleader is synonymous with the stylistic evolution of jazz. His ensembles and recordings are the benchmarks for cool, post-bop and fusion as evidenced by these four-generations of artists who first gained recognition under Davis' leadership. Drummer Jimmy Cobb appeared on one of the most popular and influential recordings in history, "Kind of Blue" (1959) while guitarist Mike Stern ("We Want Miles," 1981), bassist Buster Williams ("Directions," 1960s) and alto saxophonist Sonny Fortune ("Big Fun," 1974) have the post-bop and fusion bases well covered. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RON CARTER QUARTET AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Ron Carter Quartet (Ron Carter, bass; Renee Rosnes, piano; Payton Crossley, drums; and Rolando Morales-Matos, percussion) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of the music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. Carter has lectured, conducted, and performed at clinics and master classes, instructing jazz ensembles and teaching the business of music at numerous universities. He was Artistic Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Studies while it was located in Boston and, after 18 years on the faculty of the Music Department of The City College of New York, he is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus although, as a performer, he remains as active as ever. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: DANNY SERAPHINE'S CTA, FEATURING BILL CHAMPLIN & LARRY BRAGGS

Pioneering jazz-rock drummer and composer Danny Seraphine will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Seraphine is a founding member of Chicago. Worldwide the iconic group has sold over 122 million albums, and, just domestically, earned 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. In 1990, after 23 years in the group, Seraphine and Chicago had a jarring parting of ways, and he left music behind for 15 years. But a call to play a benefit show for a fellow drummer pulled him out of seclusion and sparked a creative rebirth. Today, Seraphine looks forward with Sacred Ground (Street Sense), the sophomore record from his jazz-rock powerhouse group CTA - often described as "Chicago on steroids" - and he makes peace with his past with the refreshingly candid memoir Street Player: My Chicago Story (Wiley). There is a $40-$70 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TRIBUTE TO THE TERRY GIBBS DREAM BAND

Drummer Gerry Gibbs and His All-Star Thrasher Big Band pays tribute to his father, jazz and vibraphone icon Terry Gibbs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Terry Gibbs' career included tours and performances with leaders like Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, and Tito Puente, to name a select few. In addition to his prestige as one of the greatest vibraphonists of all time, Terry Gibbs was especially recognized as a bandleader, winning Best Quartet, Best Big Band, Best Band Leader, and of course, "Best Band in the World" in major polls. Gibbs' compositions have been recorded by icons including Cannonball Adderley and Count Basie, and the top-shelf musicians featured in this tribute will maintain this ongoing legacy. Featuring modern giants, including Tom Harrell, Nicholas Payton, Paquito D'Rivera, and many more, we can't think of a better way to honor this quintessential member of jazz history. There is a $30-$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: OFFIONG BASSEY'S "A MOONLIT EVENING"

Medici Musica presents Offiong Bassey's "A Moonlit Evening" at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, February 6th at 7:30 pm. Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Poet, Offiong Bassey, is an exciting artist who draws upon the numerous influences that have touched her life. As the first generation from her Nigerian family born in the U.S., the soul, jazz, and gospel music of America reside within her just as comfortably as the musical traditions of West Africa. She brings to them her unique ear for harmonies and phrasing, her ground-shaking, power vocals, and her unmatched versatility to create music that is fresh, inspiring, and just plain fun. Her talent has garnered praise from diverse audiences, including South African youth in Johannesburg, attendees at the U.S. Africa Business Summit in Washington D.C., to Jazz enthusiasts at the world-renowned Scullers Jazz club in Boston. There is a $20 cover.


BOSTON: THE BAD PLUS AT SCULLERS

The Bad Plus will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday & Friday, February 6th & 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Bad Plus is a jazz trio consisting of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Dave King, originating from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Iverson, Anderson and King first played together in 1989 but established The Bad Plus in 2000. The band recorded their first album, a self-titled effort released on Fresh Sound, after playing only three gigs together. A live performance at the Village Vanguard was heard by Columbia Records representative Yves Beauvais, and the band was signed to Columbia in 2002. The Bad Plus has spent more than a decade redefining what a piano-bass-drums trio can and should be. They've reached audiences of all demographic stripes with an uncompromising body of original music (plus some ingenious, genre-jumping covers) and dedicated touring around the globe. Thursday: Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30. Friday: Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.


TORONTO: MARK EISENMAN TRIO

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) presents the Mark Eisenman Trio (Mark Eisenman - piano, Steve Wallace - bass, John Sumner - drums), a hard-swinging group established in 1987 and led by one of this country's in-demand jazz pianists, on Thursday through Saturday, February 6th through 8th at 9:00 pm. Born in New York City but based in Toronto since 1972, Mark started studying the piano with his father. By the age of eighteen he had resolved that he would be pursuing the piano as a career interest. He entered into the music program at York University and after a short time discovered jazz music. With his introduction to this idiom his musical interest peaked. He is a skillful soloist, a versatile ensemble player and, a thoughtful and sensitive accompanist. Those familiar with his range of abilities as a musician recognize that his efforts inevitably represent a genuine complement to whatever context he finds himself placed in. There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: THE KENNY GARRETT QUINTET CD RELEASE PARTY

The Kenny Garrett Quintet is playing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, February 6th through 9th, with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The show celebrates the release of his latest CD: "Pushing the World Away" Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: NEXT BEST THING PRESENTS: BRUCE IN THE USA

On Thursday, February 6th at 8:00 pm, BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) kicks off its 'Next Best Thing' series with Bruce in the USA! Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute. This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E St. Band show. Matt Ryan, from the World Famous "Legends In Concert" cast, began playing the Springsteen character in 2000. The Bruce In The USA Band consists of seasoned world class professional musicians, from such acts/bands as Queen/Paul Rogers, Meatloaf, Blue Oyster Cult, Hall and Oats, Joe Cocker, The Ojays, Aretha Franklin, David Cassidy, The Temptations, Slash... and so many more. This high end powerhouse band has taken this genre of performance art to a whole new level, making it the World's #1 Tribute to the E Street Band. There is a $20 cover.

FLORIDA: JOHN PIZZARELLI & BUCKY PIZZARELLI AT THE ROYAL ROOM

John Pizzarelli & Bucky Pizzarelli return to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with a second show on Saturday, the 8th at 10:30 pm. John Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. Internationally known for classic standards, late-night ballads, and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings. Following in the tradition of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, he has recorded as a bandleader for RCA, Chesky, Stash and Novus, and in 1997 appeared in the Broadway musical Dream, a revue of Johnny Mercer songs. Pizzarelli is among the prime contemporary interpreters of the great American songbook, bringing to the work his signature style and brilliant guitar playing. He has been featured on major recordings along with artists such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Donna Summer and Roberta Flack, and has performed numerous times on the country's most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Live With Regis & Kelly. Pizzarelli continues to tour throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, performing classic pop, jazz and swing, while setting the standard for stylish modern jazz. Several years ago, Pizzarelli became the 11th artist to receive the Ella Fitzgerald Award at Montreal's Festival of Jazz. Bucky Pizzarelli (John's dad) is a legendary jazz guitarist and banjo player, who has worked with everyone from Benny Goodman to Dick Cavett. He started his career with the Vaughn Monroe dance band back in 1944, and later became a member of the house band of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In 2005, he was inducted into the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. $125-$335 for prix fixe dinner & show; $55-$65 for show only.


CHICAGO: DEBORAH DARR AT DAVENPORTS WITH ONE WOMAN SHOW

Deborah Darr will present her one-woman show 'Auditioning for Life: Broadway and Me" at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Thursdays, February 6th & February 13th at 8:00 pm. Her show is an up close and personal story of her New York life told through music. Through story and song, she will share the ups and downs of her personal journey. Musical Director and Accompanist is Nick Sula with arrangements by Rick Jensen. Co-Directors: Louise Cloutier and Lina Koutrakos. There is a $13 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


LOS ANGELES: LYNN LOBBAN AT THE GARDENIA

Actor/Singer/Playwright Lynn Lobban will perform on Thursday, February 6th at 9:00 pm at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444). Lynn made her Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated musical, Quilters. For thirty years she worked with the legendary John Wallowitch in New York, garnering raves for her well-crafted MAC-nominated cabaret shows. The recipient of a Back Stage Bistro Award, she has also had a long career in TV commercials. But in 2006 she received an MFA in Playwriting at Goddard College, and was pleased to see her cabaret play, Quarter to Three, enjoy a sold-out run at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. She made her L.A. Cabaret debut at the Gardenia in November 2013, and is grateful to be working again with the wonderful Michele Brourman. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: LADY RIZO AT FEINSTEIN'S

Fresh off sell-out runs and rave reviews in the U.K. at London's Soho Theatre, Edinburgh's Fringe Festival and New York City's Joe's Pub, Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Rizo will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday, at 8:00 pm and Friday, February 7th at 7:00 pm. Lady Rizo will perform songs off her recently released, highly anticipated debut album, "Violet.". A proud recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in 2010, she performed her sold out show monthly at Joe's Pub for years and was commissioned for a full length piece by the Public Theater that premiered as part of the New York Voices series in November 2011. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: MARCUS SHELBY ORCHESTRA WITH FAYE CAROL

The Marcus Shelby Orchestra featuring Miss Faye Carol will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, February 6th at 8:00 pm. The show is a Black History Month celebration with upright bassist & composer Marcus Shelby's big band orchestra. In 1999, Marcus Shelby's interest in composing for big band orchestra and his work in collaboration with the Bay Area multidisciplinary arts organization Intersection for the Arts led him to form the Marcus Shelby Orchestra. The MSO is comprised of San Francisco Bay Area musicians and have featured and performed with many respected guest artists such as Faye Carol, Kenny Washington, Ledisi, Roberto Gamberini, Gerri Allen, Mary Stallings, Kim Nalley, Clairdee, Joanna Haigood, Paul Flores, and many, many more. In the past 15 years, Shelby has written an extensive series of original compositions, suites, tone poems, film scores, ballets, and arrangements for the orchestra and has partnered with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Intersection for the Arts, Z Space, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and Living Jazz to present many of these commissioned works. Shelby has been awarded two residencies with the Intersection for the Arts through Theater Communications Group and Meet the Composer. Shelby has also been awarded two creative work fund grants, a Gerbode Foundation grant, an Irvine Foundation grant, and two San Francisco Commission individual artist grants to support work created and performed by the Marcus Shelby Orchestra. There is a $23 cover.


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LONDON: FRANCES RUFFELLE - PARIS ORIGINAL

When Frances Ruffelle launched her new show PARIS ORIGINAL at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) in October 2013, all performances were sold out almost immediately, making it one of the hottest tickets in town. Hence she returns on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th at 8:00 pm by popular demand with her five star show. Discover the charms of the City of Light and be seduced by the delightful Miss Ruffelle as she brings a Gallic twist to her latest zestful and feminine performance celebrating all things ooh la la with music from the top French chanteuses, from Francoise Hardy to Edith Piaf. Tony Award winner Frances is not only well known for creating the role of the iconic waif Eponine in the West End production of Les Miserables, but also for her outrageously playful and emotionally heartfelt cabaret appearances in Europe and in the US, where she has won great critical acclaim. Although Frances is widely recognised for her performances on the stage, she is also a film and TV actress. Her latest films are Devil's Tower and In Long Forgotten Fields, both due for release in 2014. She also appeared in the award- winning film version of Les Miserables. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: CABARET CONFIDENTIAL AT THE PHEASANTRY

The hugely popular showcase, Cabaret Confidential, in its 8th year, will be presented at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday, February 6th at 8:30 pm. Host Jamie Anderson introduces another monthly line-up of rising stars from the musical theatre and cabaret scene in this sumptuous art-deco venue. Performers include Danielle Black, James Murrum, The Lacettes (Laura), Torch Song Tilly G and more. Pianist is Tom Carradine. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: CHEESE -N- CRACKERS AT BATTERSEA BARGE

On the first Thursday of each month, host Cara Cummings introduces 10 variety entertainers in 'Cheese 'n' Crackers' at BATTERSEA BARGE (Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, London - 020 7498 004) at 8:00 pm. They will be all battling it out to win audience votes and the coveted Cheese •n• Crackers Platter. The March 2014 special show is the 10th anniversary show and all previous comperes are tking part. Tickets and more information available at http://www.paullmartin.com

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NYC: THE TED & LO SHOW: "THIS MAY HURT A BIT"

The Ted & Lo Show, starring Lorinda Lisitza and Ted Stafford, returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:00 pm. "This May Hurt a Bit" is the title of both this second episode of The Ted & Lo Show and a Lisitza/Stafford original song featured in the set. As Lisitza sings "I'm gonna break you down," the duo begins a guided tour of evil and the human psyche. The songs search the minds of serial killers and doomed pop royalty for impulses and fears common to us all. "Hold on," sings Lisitza. When you get down to the heart of the matter, love is still stronger than hate. Truth and beauty reside in the shared experience of music. Ted & Lo deliver a one-two punch that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. This may hurt a bit. Lisitza & Ted Stafford met in 2011 and have been singing together ever since. Their tasty arrangements of well-known covers, obscure new music, and original compositions prove that one guitar, one harmonica, and two voices can sound as big as an arena rock band or as immediate as the listener's own conscience. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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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 February 5th & 12th at 7:00 pm. This unauthorized musical parody inspired by the beloved TV sitcom "The Golden Girls," features book by Nick Brennan, music by Jeff Thomson, and lyrics by Luke Jones and Cisco Cardenas. In the show four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a wicker-filled bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Ricky Martin moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues! This newly revised production will feature original cast members Chad Ryan, Luke Jones, and Nick Brennan with newcomer John De Los Santos. The production team features Jonathan Pennington (Director), Cisco Cardanez (Assistant Director/Stage Manager), John De Los Santos (Choreographer), Luke Jones and Nick Brennan (Set Design), Timothy Hart (Lighting), Jessa-Raye Court (Costumes) and Doug Repetti (Sound). There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Reservations at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/929670

NYC: SCOTT SIEGEL'S BROADWAY BALLYHOO WEDNESDAYS

The Broadway Ballyhoo returns this Wednesday at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) in 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: John Bolton (Drama Desk Nominee: A Christmas Story), The Nunziata Brothers (Award-Winning Cabaret Enterntainers), Carlton Terrence Taylor (Broadway Rising Star) and more! There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BEYOND AMERICAN PIE: THE DON MCLEAN SONGBOOK

Stephen Hanks returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:00 pm with his show 'Beyond American Pie: The Don McLean Songbook'. He is joined by his musical director Sean Harkness. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: "BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY" MAKES OFF-BWAY PREMIERE

The theatrical concert of "BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY" starring Quinn Lemley makes it's Off-Broadway premiere at the GRAMERCY THEATRE (127 East 23rd Street, NYC) with performances Wednesday through Saturday, February 5th through 8th at 8:00 pm. Audiences will experience the remarkable impact of burlesque on musical tastes across a century. From the Great American Songbook to rat pack to rock 'n roll, "Burlesque to Broadway" shows how wide-ranging this impact has been - one of the many unexpected pleasures of this hard-charging show. "Burlesque to Broadway" features the singer-dancers Jessica Bare, Amanda Downey, Leslie McDonel, and Sarah Rolleston. The choreography is by David Eggers and Merete Muenter. Costumes are by Wendall Goings. Steve Rawlins provides the orchestrations. The show's directing consultant is the Tony Award-winning director Joe Hardy. Leading the show's 9-piece live band is music director Dan Micciche. Tickets range from $30 to $160.


NYC: CADY HUFFMAN: HUNGRY AND HORNY!

Cady Huffman (Tony Award, original Ulla in The Producers, The Nance, The Will Rogers Follies) returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:00 pm with her sexy new show about life, love and what she ate along the way. From her Gramma's Pasta Fazool to her 10 seasons as a judge on "Iron Chef America," Cady has eaten it all, loved it all and gone back for seconds. Joining long time collaborators Eugene Gwozdz on the piano, Roger Cohen on drums and with direction by Will Nunziata, be prepared to sing along to the foodie tunes of Hank Williams, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Kelis and many more. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: AN EVENING WITH HOLLMANN & KOTIS & FRIENDS

The Tony Award-winning musical theater writing team Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis will present an evening of music at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, February 5th at 9:30 pm. Best known for the show Urinetown, Mark and Greg specialize in musicalizing the unmusicalizable. The evening will include selections from past productions like Urinetown and Yeast Nation, as well as sneak peeks into new shows still in development, performed by an all star Broadway cast. Featuring: Jennifer Laura Thompson, Charlie Pollock, Daniel Marcus, Kristie Dale Sanders and Rick Crom. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: JAY LEONHART : FAMILY & FRIENDS
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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, February 5th features Jay Leonhart : Family & Friends. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.
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NYC: "FOUR GENERATIONS OF MILES" AT BIRDLAND

"Four Generations of Miles" with Jimmy Cobb (drums), Mike Stern (guitar), Buster Williams (bass) and Sonny Fortune (sax) perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Miles Davis' career as a trumpeter, composer and bandleader is synonymous with the stylistic evolution of jazz. His ensembles and recordings are the benchmarks for cool, post-bop and fusion as evidenced by these four-generations of artists who first gained recognition under Davis' leadership. Drummer Jimmy Cobb appeared on one of the most popular and influential recordings in history, "Kind of Blue" (1959) while guitarist Mike Stern ("We Want Miles," 1981), bassist Buster Williams ("Directions," 1960s) and alto saxophonist Sonny Fortune ("Big Fun," 1974) have the post-bop and fusion bases well covered. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RON CARTER QUARTET AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Ron Carter Quartet (Ron Carter, bass; Renee Rosnes, piano; Payton Crossley, drums; and Rolando Morales-Matos, percussion) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of the music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. Carter has lectured, conducted, and performed at clinics and master classes, instructing jazz ensembles and teaching the business of music at numerous universities. He was Artistic Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Studies while it was located in Boston and, after 18 years on the faculty of the Music Department of The City College of New York, he is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus although, as a performer, he remains as active as ever. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: ALBERT LEE FEATURING: RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT

Grammy-winning guitar legend Albert Lee will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday through Wednesday, February 3rd through 5th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Lee first came to prominence during a 1964-68 stint in British Blues and R & B stalwarts Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds. After working in the UK bands for touring country acts such as Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis, Lee's next full-time berth was two years with the UK answer to the Flying Burrito Brothers and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Head , Hands, and Feet. His reputation grew and session work blossomed, including appearances on "The London Bo Diddley Sessions" for Chess and Jerry Lee Lewis' "The London Sessions". This and other work with U.S. based greats led to a permanent position in the Crickets, and by the time that ended Albert had long since made Southern California his home. There he became friendly with Don Everly, who had also settled in Southern California; they played regularly on a formal and informal basis, with Albert contributing to Don's 1974 solo effort "Sunset Towers". The move to California also led to work on sessions for the debut album of Jackson Browne. When the Everly Brothers reunited on September 23, 1983 at London's Royal Albert Hall, Albert was on hand as guitarist and Musical Director. He continued in that role for over 20 years until the Brothers retired. An invitation in 1987 by steel guitarist Gerry Hogan for Albert to play his annual festival led to the formation of Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes, who remain an active touring force in the UK and Europe - and a recording force worldwide, with 7 albums to their credit. The DVD "Live at the Tivoli" was released in 2011, and the new CD, "On the Town Tonight" was released onFebruary 14, 2012. There is a $35-$55-$75 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JACK WALRATH & MASTERS OF SUSPENSE

Jack Walrath & Masters of Suspense ( Jack Walrath, trumpet; Tim Armacost, tenor saxophone; Joe Martin, bass; George Burton, piano; and Donald Edwards, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, February 5th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Perhaps best-known for performing and writing with legends like Ray Charles, Gary Peacock, and as one of Charles Mingus' longest-tenured sidemen, trumpeter Jack Walrath is also a spirited bandleader and composer in his own right. Long-recognized as a virtuosic trumpeter, Walrath has distinguished himself in numerous aspects of his career, which now includes a GRAMMY Award nomination for the Jack Walrath Quintet; commissions from a truly staggering variety of ensembles; and multiple composition and performance grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Aaron Copland Composition Grant, and more. Though his music is fresh and original, Walrath's natural fit with Mingus is evident, and those who would enjoy the rhythmic intensity, regular mood shifts, and simultaneously challenging and supportive rhythm section associated with Mingus–albeit in a more straight-ahead context–will find a lot to enjoy in these sets. There is a $30 cover.

BOSTON: LOUISE VANAARSEN & QUINTET AT RYLES JAZZ CLUB

Louise VanAarsen will present her first full show at RYLES JAZZ CLUB (212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-876-9330) on Tuesday February 4th at 8:00 pm. She will be backed by a quintet: Paul McWilliams (piano), Bruce Gertz (bass), Jim Lattini (drums), featuring Mike Turk on harmonica, and Rika Ikeda on violin!  Special guest Vocalists are Debbie Lane, Ted Davis and Rebecca Parris, and other musicians may be sitting in. She will be singing from her own originals and the American songbook. There is a $10 cover.


BOSTON: RAN BLAKE PLAYS SOLO PIANO

Ran Blake will perform solo piano at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:30 pm. In a career that spans five decades, pianist Ran Blake has created a unique niche in improvised music as an artist and educator. With a characteristic mix of spontaneous solos, modern classical tonalities, the great American blues and gospel traditions, and themes from classic Film Noir, Blake's singular sound has earned a dedicated following all over the world. His dual musical legacy includes more than 40 albums on some of the world's finest jazz labels, as well nearly 40 years as a groundbreaking educator at Boston's New England Conservatory. There is a $20 cover.

BOSTON: HELEN SUNG QUINTET AT SCULLERS

Helen Sung brings her 'Anthem For A New Day' CD Release show to SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:30 pm. She is joined by Jaleel Shaw - alto & soprano saxophones; Alex Norris - trumpet & flugelhorn; and Boris Kozlov -bass. Pianist/composer Helen Sung's debut at Scullers Jazz Club is a home-coming of sorts: after making the leap from classical to jazz during college, she went on to graduate from the first class of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which started at Boston's New England Conservatory. Now based in New York City, Sung won the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition and has worked with such luminaries as Clark Terry, Ron Carter, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Wayne Shorter. Besides maintaining a full schedule of touring/ performing, Sung is also on faculty at Berklee College of Music. This special one-night event with her stellar quintet also celebrates her debut release on Concord Records: Anthem For A New Day, and is made possible in part by North Coast Brewing Company, creator of Brother Thelonious Belgian Ale and long-time supporter of the Monk Institute. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.

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.: JAZZY BLU AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazzy Blu performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, February 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The group presents a unique mixture of styles - everything from Jazz to R&B, Straight-Ahead to Rock, infusing it with their own eclectic dynamics. Jazzy Blu has entertained audiences everywhere from small lounges to exclusive restaurants. They have performed varied venues, from sold out crowds at the historic Washington, D.C. Landmark, Blues Alley, to the infamous Kennedy Center and the Howard Theatre. Boys to Men, Brian McKnight, Ohio Players, The Whispers, and the legendary Ojays are some of the notable and Grammy Award winning artist they have both open and shared the stage with. Whether preparing an audience for a sold out performance of the critically acclaimed Broadway musical, The Color Purple or opening for the 8 times Grammy Award winning Mary J. Blige, Jazzy Blu is "a band for every occasion." They appeal to both the seasoned and the more youthful audience.Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: M-LAW AND THE PROPHETS OF JAZZ

M-Law & the Prophets of Jazz will perform an eclectic combination of Jazz influenced music such as R&B, funk, neo-soul, and hip-hop at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:30 pm. M-Law & the Prophets of Jazz is a quartet consisting of trumpet, keys, electric bass, and drums. The band was formed by trumpet and flugelhorn player Mary Lawrence Hicks (M-Law) upon completion of her degree in Jazz Trumpet Performance in 2011. M-Law & the Prophets of Jazz performs cover material, sure to please fans of popular music, as well as music intellectuals. In the same set, they may play a Beyonce song, but then touch a lesser known but equally great artist such as Isaac Hayes. Hicks, being a serious trumpet player, may cover music in just one set by many trumpet heavyweights including Donald Byrd, Christian Scott, and Roy Hargrove. She is backed by a band full of great musicians in their own right. Everyone has excellent solo chops, as well as their own sound and exceptional abilities, honed during years of professionalism in the music industry. This matched with excellent chemistry is the recipe for a great musical experience. There is a $10 cover.

FLORIDA: JOHN PIZZARELLI & BUCKY PIZZARELLI AT THE ROYAL ROOM

John Pizzarelli & Bucky Pizzarelli return to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with a second show on Saturday, the 8th at 10:30 pm. John Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. Internationally known for classic standards, late-night ballads, and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings. Following in the tradition of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, he has recorded as a bandleader for RCA, Chesky, Stash and Novus, and in 1997 appeared in the Broadway musical Dream, a revue of Johnny Mercer songs. Pizzarelli is among the prime contemporary interpreters of the great American songbook, bringing to the work his signature style and brilliant guitar playing. He has been featured on major recordings along with artists such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Donna Summer and Roberta Flack, and has performed numerous times on the country's most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Live With Regis & Kelly. Pizzarelli continues to tour throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, performing classic pop, jazz and swing, while setting the standard for stylish modern jazz. Several years ago, Pizzarelli became the 11th artist to receive the Ella Fitzgerald Award at Montreal's Festival of Jazz. Bucky Pizzarelli (John's dad) is a legendary jazz guitarist and banjo player, who has worked with everyone from Benny Goodman to Dick Cavett. He started his career with the Vaughn Monroe dance band back in 1944, and later became a member of the house band of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In 2005, he was inducted into the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. $125-$335 for prix fixe dinner & show; $55-$65 for show only.


LOS ANGELES: MARY BOND DAVIS AT THE GARDENIA

Mary Bond Davis is excited to return to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesday, February 5th at 9:00 pm. This is the club where she made her last nightclub appearance over 20 years ago - before appearing as "Miss Mamie" in the original Broadway production of Jelly's Last Jam. Ms. Davis first came to the awareness of Los Angeles audiences when she appeared in the 99-seat Equity Waiver Harold Arlen musical revue, Get Happy, directed and choreographed by the late, great Tony Stevens. She has since accumulated numerous film, television, stage, and commercial credits, including the latest role she originated on Broadway: "Motormouth Maybelle" in Hairspray. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: MADS TOLLING QUARTET WITH KIM NALLEY

The Mads Trolling Quartet with special guest Kim Nalley will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, February 5th at 8:00 pm. Mads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist, violist, and composer originally from Copenhagen, Denmark. As a former member for over eight years with the pioneering string group, Turtle Island Quartet, Mads has received two GRAMMY Awards. He regularly tours with acclaimed bassist Stanley Clarke, and he was featured on Stanley's album, "Toys of Men." Since 2007 Mads has lead his own group, Mads Tolling Quartet. His recording The Playmaker released in the fall of 2009, features Stanley Clarke and jazz greats Russell Ferrante & Stefon Harris. Mads' latest album with his quartet Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty - Live at Yoshi's came out in the spring of 2012. Mads has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition and his recordings have received rave reviews in Downbeat Magazine, Strings Magazine, Washington Post & San Francisco Chronicle. Mads has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron Leo Kottke & Paquito D'Rivera. There is a $23 cover.

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LONDON: FRANCES RUFFELLE - PARIS ORIGINAL

When Frances Ruffelle launched her new show PARIS ORIGINAL at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) in October 2013, all performances were sold out almost immediately, making it one of the hottest tickets in town. Hence she returns on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th at 8:00 pm by popular demand with her five star show. Discover the charms of the City of Light and be seduced by the delightful Miss Ruffelle as she brings a Gallic twist to her latest zestful and feminine performance celebrating all things ooh la la with music from the top French chanteuses, from Francoise Hardy to Edith Piaf. Tony Award winner Frances is not only well known for creating the role of the iconic waif Eponine in the West End production of Les Miserables, but also for her outrageously playful and emotionally heartfelt cabaret appearances in Europe and in the US, where she has won great critical acclaim. Although Frances is widely recognised for her performances on the stage, she is also a film and TV actress. Her latest films are Devil's Tower and In Long Forgotten Fields, both due for release in 2014. She also appeared in the award- winning film version of Les Miserables. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: VICTORIA GEORGE: "FEEL THE FEAR AND DO A CABARET!"

Paul L Martin Presents Victoria George in her show "Feel The Fear And Do A Cabaret!" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Wednesday, February 5th at 8:30 pm. The delightfully quirky Victoria George presents a satirical 'self-help' song-fest of parodied pop, musical theatre and country classics. How can we enjoy our life in a world encased in struggle? How can we face the future when we're terrified of getting it wrong? How can we stop ourselves asking ridiculous rhetorical questions? Victoria George has no idea, but she's cheaper than therapy and easy on the eye! Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BARRY LEVITT BIRTHDAY BASH

Come celebrate the 38th Anniversary of Barry Levitt's 29th Birthday at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 pm. Barry will be joined by Jon Burr - Bass, Duane Broadnax - Drums and Bob Magnuson - Sax, Guesr vocalists are Gary Crawford, Carol Woods and Surprise Guests. There is a $10 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: 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: CHRISTOPHER SIEBER AT 54 BELOW

The funniest leading man on Broadway, the handsome and hilarious Christopher Sieber brings his sold out show back to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 pm. Christopher promises an evening of hilarious and heartwarming stories, favorite pop songs, and songs from his successful stage career in Broadway shows including Shrek (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League nominations), Spamalot (New York and West End, Tony nomination), La Cage Aux Folles, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love, and more. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SONGS YOU SHOULD KNOW AT 54 BELOW

Great musical theater takes center stage at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, February 4th at 9:30 pm for Songs You Should Know, an annual concert of new and rarely performed songs from some of today's most talented writers. Organized by the award-winning, off-off-Broadway Libra Theater Company, Songs You Should Know showcases some of the best work soon to hit a stage near you - all performed by an amazing lineup from the Broadway and off-Broadway community. Hosted by Lauren Marcus (ReWrite, The Pregnancy Pact), this year's concert features a range of new work by Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Joey Contreras, Amanda Green, Caleb Hoyer, Joe Iconis, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen, Amy Molewski and Nick Luckenbaugh, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and Katie Thompson. Featuring: Jennifer Bissell (Media Theatre), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Max Crumm (Grease, F#%king Up Everything), Matt Dengler (A Little Night Music), Claybourne Elder (Venice, Bonnie & Clyde), Molly Hager (Fat Camp), Lauren Marcus, Megan Mekjian (Fiddler on the Roof national tour), Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone (Hands on a Hardbody), Marissa McGowan (A Little Night Music, Bonnie & Clyde), Amanda Savan (Broadway by the Year at Town Hall), and Michael Schwitter (Book of Mormon national tour). There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: AKIKO YANO TRIO AT JOE'S PUB

Songwriter /vocalist Akiko Yano performs at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Tuesday, February 4th at 7:30 pm. She is back with her long time NY friend /versuoso /musicians, Will Lee and Chris Parker, answering high demands from the fans who saw there last show at Joe's in 2012. As an international artist, Akiko has toured Europe extensively, performing at The Montreux Jazz Festival, Cafe de la Danse, and Cite de la Musique in Paris. In 2002, she also performed a week of special concerts at Pizza Express in London. In the United States, Akiko has performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and New York City where she periodically plays concerts throughout the year at Joe's Pub. There is a $30-$35 cover.

NYC: "FOUR GENERATIONS OF MILES" AT BIRDLAND

"Four Generations of Miles" with Jimmy Cobb (drums), Mike Stern (guitar), Buster Williams (bass) and Sonny Fortune (sax) perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Miles Davis' career as a trumpeter, composer and bandleader is synonymous with the stylistic evolution of jazz. His ensembles and recordings are the benchmarks for cool, post-bop and fusion as evidenced by these four-generations of artists who first gained recognition under Davis' leadership. Drummer Jimmy Cobb appeared on one of the most popular and influential recordings in history, "Kind of Blue" (1959) while guitarist Mike Stern ("We Want Miles," 1981), bassist Buster Williams ("Directions," 1960s) and alto saxophonist Sonny Fortune ("Big Fun," 1974) have the post-bop and fusion bases well covered. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RON CARTER QUARTET AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Ron Carter Quartet (Ron Carter, bass; Renee Rosnes, piano; Payton Crossley, drums; and Rolando Morales-Matos, percussion) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of the music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. Carter has lectured, conducted, and performed at clinics and master classes, instructing jazz ensembles and teaching the business of music at numerous universities. He was Artistic Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Studies while it was located in Boston and, after 18 years on the faculty of the Music Department of The City College of New York, he is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus although, as a performer, he remains as active as ever. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: ALBERT LEE FEATURING: RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT

Grammy-winning guitar legend Albert Lee will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday through Wednesday, February 3rd through 5th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Lee first came to prominence during a 1964-68 stint in British Blues and R & B stalwarts Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds. After working in the UK bands for touring country acts such as Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis, Lee's next full-time berth was two years with the UK answer to the Flying Burrito Brothers and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Head , Hands, and Feet. His reputation grew and session work blossomed, including appearances on "The London Bo Diddley Sessions" for Chess and Jerry Lee Lewis' "The London Sessions". This and other work with U.S. based greats led to a permanent position in the Crickets, and by the time that ended Albert had long since made Southern California his home. There he became friendly with Don Everly, who had also settled in Southern California; they played regularly on a formal and informal basis, with Albert contributing to Don's 1974 solo effort "Sunset Towers". The move to California also led to work on sessions for the debut album of Jackson Browne. When the Everly Brothers reunited on September 23, 1983 at London's Royal Albert Hall, Albert was on hand as guitarist and Musical Director. He continued in that role for over 20 years until the Brothers retired. An invitation in 1987 by steel guitarist Gerry Hogan for Albert to play his annual festival led to the formation of Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes, who remain an active touring force in the UK and Europe - and a recording force worldwide, with 7 albums to their credit. The DVD "Live at the Tivoli" was released in 2011, and the new CD, "On the Town Tonight" was released onFebruary 14, 2012. There is a $35-$55-$75 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: AMINA FIGAROVA SEXTET AT DIZZY'S

The Amina Figarova Sextet (Amina Figarova, piano; Bart Platteau, flutes; Alex Pope Norris, trumpet; Marc Mommaas, tenor saxophone; Luques Curtis, bass; and Jason Brown, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, February 4th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Sextet is a powerhouse band recognized for its lush and detailed arrangements brought to life by an unstoppable chemistry. They have had great success at the Newport Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and enjoy international acclaim. Figarova's latest release, Twelve, features original compositions that depict her response to life in New York City, her first place of residence since moving to the United States in 2010. Though every band member stands out as an individual, the powerful compositions and arrangements give this group its depth of feeling and elevate it to its elite status. There is a $30 cover.

BOSTON: RICARDO GRILLI AT SCULLER'S

Ricardo Grilli will perform with his band (Christian Li - Piano, Edward Perez - Bass, Lee Fish - Drums) at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00 pm. Based in the U.S. for five years brazilian guitarist and composer Ricardo Grilli is quickly gaining space in the country's exclusive Jazz scene. During this time he has played with Chris Potter, Jason Palmer, Mark Turner, Hector Martignon and Dave Liebman among others and venues such as The Blue Note, The Side Door, The Bar Next Door and Rockwood Music Hall. His sound can be described as a blend between Contemporary Jazz and Brazilian Music, featuring intricate rhythms, harmonies and high energy improvisation where each member of the group brings their own ideas to contribute to the sound. The performance will feature music from If On A Winter's Night a Traveler, Ricardo's debut album inspired by the Italo Calvino book of the same name and other concepts. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.


TORONTO: DENIELLE BASSELS TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Jazz Vocalist Denielle Bassels and her band ( Jacob Gorzhaltsan: Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Andy Mac: Guitar, Joe Ryan: Drums, Scott Hunter: Upright Bass) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00 pm. Bassels is a Toronto-born singer, bandleader and songwriter of jazz, blues, and music off the beaten path. Her music career was conceived at the age of 13, when she heard Nina Simone's "My Baby Just Cares For Me" on the speakers in a crowded HMV store. Since discovering jazz, Bassels has been influenced by singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse. It was when Bassels moved to Switzerland that she fell into performing jazz in clubs. Upon returning to Canada, Bassels enrolled in Humber College for the vocal jazz program and have since released an EP entitled "Gypsy Summer". Her group has performed at jazz festivals and clubs across Ontario, such as the Beaches and Toronto Jazz Festivals, Gate 403, Revival, and the Rivoli. Denielle Bassels is thrilled to make her Jazz Bistro debut. There is a $10 cover.


D.C.: JANIS SEIGEL AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz vocalist Janis Seigel will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, February 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over the past three and a half decades, the voice of Janis Siegel - a nine-time Grammy winner and a seventeen-time Grammy nominee - has been an undeniable force in The Manhattan Transfer's diverse musical catalog. Alongside her career as a member of this 36-year musical institution, Siegel has also sustained a solo career that has spawned more than a half dozen finely-crafted solo albums and numerous collaborative projects, amassed a large international fan base and garnered consistently high critical praise. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JS WILLIAMS QUARTET

The JS Williams Quartet will perform as Artists in Residence at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) every Tuesday in February with performances at 7:00 & 8:30 pm. Jazz trumpeter, composer, and singer/songwriter JS Williams' music blends funk and soul with jazz to create a vibrant sound that resonates. His debut independent recording, "The Late BLUEmer," shines with thought-provoking melodies, rich harmonies, and a stellar cast of musicians. Although he credits jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown as his inspiration to play, his musical influences range from Beethoven to John Coltrane to The Roots. Since receiving his Master's Degree at Queens College under the acclaimed trumpeter/arranger Michael Philip Mossman, Williams has performed with the New Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, and Bohemian Caverns Jazz orchestras. He has shared the stage with a vast array of artists including Bobby Short, Gregory Porter, Eric Roberson, and Chuchito Valdes. Currently a doctoral candidate at Five Towns College, JS Williams continues to study, educate, and perform music around the country. There is a $10 cover.


FLORIDA: JOHN PIZZARELLI & BUCKY PIZZARELLI AT THE ROYAL ROOM

John Pizzarelli & Bucky Pizzarelli return to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with a second show on Saturday, the 8th at 10:30 pm. John Pizzarelli has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. Internationally known for classic standards, late-night ballads, and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings. Following in the tradition of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, he has recorded as a bandleader for RCA, Chesky, Stash and Novus, and in 1997 appeared in the Broadway musical Dream, a revue of Johnny Mercer songs. Pizzarelli is among the prime contemporary interpreters of the great American songbook, bringing to the work his signature style and brilliant guitar playing. He has been featured on major recordings along with artists such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Donna Summer and Roberta Flack, and has performed numerous times on the country's most popular national television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Live With Regis & Kelly. Pizzarelli continues to tour throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, performing classic pop, jazz and swing, while setting the standard for stylish modern jazz. Several years ago, Pizzarelli became the 11th artist to receive the Ella Fitzgerald Award at Montreal's Festival of Jazz. Bucky Pizzarelli (John's dad) is a legendary jazz guitarist and banjo player, who has worked with everyone from Benny Goodman to Dick Cavett. He started his career with the Vaughn Monroe dance band back in 1944, and later became a member of the house band of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In 2005, he was inducted into the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. $125-$335 for prix fixe dinner & show; $55-$65 for show only.


SF: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

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

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LONDON: FRANCES RUFFELLE - PARIS ORIGINAL

When Frances Ruffelle launched her new show PARIS ORIGINAL at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) in October 2013, all performances were sold out almost immediately, making it one of the hottest tickets in town. Hence she returns on Tuesday through Saturday, February 4th through 8th at 8:00 pm by popular demand with her five star show. Discover the charms of the City of Light and be seduced by the delightful Miss Ruffelle as she brings a Gallic twist to her latest zestful and feminine performance celebrating all things ooh la la with music from the top French chanteuses, from Francoise Hardy to Edith Piaf. Tony Award winner Frances is not only well known for creating the role of the iconic waif Eponine in the West End production of Les Miserables, but also for her outrageously playful and emotionally heartfelt cabaret appearances in Europe and in the US, where she has won great critical acclaim. Although Frances is widely recognised for her performances on the stage, she is also a film and TV actress. Her latest films are Devil's Tower and In Long Forgotten Fields, both due for release in 2014. She also appeared in the award- winning film version of Les Miserables. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: MELODIE DOMAINE AT THE PHEASANTRY

Melodie Domaine will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:30 pm. Established in 2010 Melodie Domaine have been performing as a folksy bossa-nova trio in Greater London, presenting their unique take on well-known songs from the Fifties to the Noughties ... covering artists such as Amy Winehouse, Joanna Newsome, Billie Holiday, Nouvelle Vague, John Martyn, Joni Mitchell, Mamas & Papas. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: SHOWSTOPPERS: UPTUNE & A BALLAD

EMG Collective/Singers Forum Presents 'Showstoppers: Uptune & A Ballad' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Mondays, February 3rd & 10th at 7:00 pm. Eric Michael Gillett & Melanie Vaughan will host the two evenings, with musical direction by Jeff Cubeta & Erich Rausch. Performers appearing Include: Beth Adubato, David Ballard, Kit Benton, Burton Borovetz , Carly Bracco, Alison Grace Bradbury, Carla Brandberg, Stephen Mitchell Brown, Altovise Dacosta, Jon Drake , Alexis Fishman , Jane Glick, Chris Handley, Leah Jennings, Eva Kantor, Lynn Kearney, Mary Mcgloin, Pamela Morgan, Arturo Padilla, Mary Palermo, Parker Scott, Cookie Stark, Thomas Stavola, Charlie Stevens , Kathleen Stuart , John Trujillo, Asami Tsuzuki, Scott Tucker and Robin Westle (not all performers appear on both nights) . There is no cover - just a $15 food/drink minimum.

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


NYC: "THAT'S IT. I QUIT." WITH JOHN WILKENING

John Wilkening sings songs and tells stories about guilty pleasures, bad jobs, and getting malaria in Africa , before he packs up and leaves New York ... for now at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, February 3rd and Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 pm . Musical direction is by William TN Hall, and the show is directed by Amy Wolk. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BERNARD DOTSON ENCORES AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

In an encore performance of his SOLD OUT solo debut, Broadway song and dance man Bernard Dotson comes back to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm. He will be singing songs by great composers of Broadway, Film, and a few Surprises from the Pop World. Directed by Bob E. Gasper and under the musical direction of MAC and Bistro Award Winner Tracy Stark, the show will feature David Silliman on Drums, Skip Ward on Bass, Peter Calo on Guitar, and Jeanne Montano and Marya Grandy on backup vocals. On Broadway, Bernard was featured in Finian's Rainbow, (First Gospeleer, Original Revival Cast), Chicago, (Billy Flynn), Imaginary Friends, (Leo, Original Cast), Sweet Smell Of Success, (Club Zanzibar Singer, Original Cast), Jesus Christ Superstar, (Original Revival Cast), and the Tony Award Musical Ragtime, (Original Cast). Concerts and recordings: She Loves Me, Boys Night Out, Celebration of the Rat Pack, New York Philharmonic, the music of Frank Loesser, Dreamgirls for the Actors Fund, (Recording), Broadway On 22nd Street, Encores Broadway Bash at City Center, and several cast recordings including the newly released Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, THE CLUB HARLEM CABARET MUSICAL

]ON KENTUCKY AVENUE - The Club Harlem Revue, will be performed on Sunday & Monday, February 2nd & 3rd at 7:00 pm at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590). The musical takes place in a time, before the Casinos took over Atlantic City, when nightclubbing was in vogue with leggy show girls, hysterical comedians, and great singers & dancers. The most famous of the clubs on the musical street known as Kentucky Avenue was the Club Harlem. It was thought of as a "black Copacabana" and featured the major black talent of the era with flair, fashion and fantastic stage shows from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This musical revue is set during the Club Harlem dress rehearsal for opening night of the 1969 season. Within our fictional show, there is a love triangle between the MC, the lead show girl, and the featured female singer. The show features an original score true to the era, interspersed with classic songs from the 60s. The show stars Ty Stephens, Cheryl Freeman, Andricka Hall and features Lee Summers as comedian Slappy Black with special guest artist, Jeree Wade as singer, Damita Jo. Also appearing are Dancers (in alphabetical order) Donna Clark, Gregory J. Hanks, Mindy Haywood, Cassandra Palacio Renee Ternier, and two additional Male Dancers. The Musicians are Frank Owens, Wilbur Bascomb, Richard Cummings, Jr. and Damon Duewhite. The show concept was written & developed by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens. Original music is by Ty Stephens, Frank Owens, Branice McKenzie, Wilbur Bascomb, Adam Wade and Jeree Wade. The Musical Direction is by Frank Owens. The Choreography is by Ty Stephens with Swing Dance Choreography by Mickey Davidson. Showgirl Consultant is Betty Jo and Creative Consultant is Russ Weatherford. Costumes created by Ty Stephens and Pearl Williams. ON KENTUCKY AVENUE captures the feel and aura of the club, based on experiences of Adam and Jeree Wade who performed there during different eras • 30 years apart and were witnesses to much of the backstage intrigues that took place nightly. This new musical, which has been in development for the past 2 1/2 years is presented by Robert R. Blume, Songbirds Unlimited Productions, Peter Martin/Rick Newman in association with J.R. Knauf, Marshall N. Warner & Step Forward Entertainment. Jazz producing legend, Cobi Narita is Associate Producer. There is a $35-$45-$55 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: ANNALEIGH ASHFORD: LOST IN THE STARS

Annaleigh Ashford brings her show 'Lost in the Stars' to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, February 3rd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm and Saturday, February 15th at 11:00 pm. Annaleigh can currently be seen in her Tony nominated turn as feisty factory worker Lauren in Kinky Boots on Broadway and as Betty DiMello on Showtime's Masters of Sex. She is also known for her work in Rent (Maureen), Dogfight (Marcy), Wicked (Glinda), and Legally Blonde (Margot). Annaleigh comes to 54 Below with songwriter and music director Will VanDyke to acknowledge the history of Studio 54 with a classic cabaret that features songs from the days of disco to the haunting melodies of Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim. With story and song, the evening will have a touch of fun with a whole lot of heart. There is a $25-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TIM ROSSER & CHARLIE SOHNE IN "TIM AND CHARLIE GO SOLO"

Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with their show "Tim and Charlie Go Solo" on Monday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm. They are joined on stage by Special Guests Giuseppe Bausillio (Newsies), Kerry Butler (Catch Me If You Can), Riley Costello (Bye Bye Birdie), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening), Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles), Noah Galvin (The Burnt Part Boys), Jason Gotay (Spiderman), Anthony Lee Medina (Spring Awakening National Tour), Jonathan Raviv (The Light In The Piazza), Barbara Walsh (Company) & Alex Wyse (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked). The setup: After years of writing shows about everything from creationists, Afghan dancing boys and a Frenchman with a penchant for identity theft, Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne have had it with each other. They have therefore both decided to launch their solo careers at Birdland. On the same night. At the same time. See them as they bicker over who wrote what in their catalog of songs and decide for yourself who will join the ranks of breakout solo acts like Beyonce and Justin Timberlake - and who will be relegated to the dustbin of history. Witness the pair onstage together for the very last time until their inevitable reunion concert. Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne were finalists for the 2013 Ebb Award. Their most recent show was The Boy Who Danced on Air (2013 NAMTFestival of New Works, 2013 Rodgers Award Finalist). Previously, they wrote The Profit of Creation (2011 Yale Institute for Musical Theater,one of ten finalists for the O'Neill Music Theater Conference 2011 and 2012, developed at The Lark and through ASCAP's 2010 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Program) and the short musical Political Speeches (The CultureProject's IMPACT Series). Their work has been seen in a sold-out 54 Below Show, Cutting Edge Composers at Joe's Pub, NYTB at the D-Lounge, NEXT's EmergingComposers Series, and The Holiday Concert at the Lincoln Center Library. They were both members of the Advanced Class of the BMI Workshop. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: SUBWAY MOON, A POETIC REVERIE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Roy Nathanson's Jazz Passengers and Sotto Voce band will join New York City's Institute for Collaboration's senior songwriters and band in 'SUBWAY MOON, A POETIC REVERIE', a poetic, musical reverie about the subway, at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, February 3rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Over the course of the last year, students in this 6-12th grade NYC public school have taken parts of poems and prose pieces and transformed them into songs about romance, loss and angst with the backdrop of the NYC subway. Under the guidance of their music teacher, the poet and jazz saxophonist, Roy Nathanson, the students have arranged the songs and rehearsed them into multi-layered compositions that provide a generational contrast to 02/Nathanson's Subway Moon songs from his 2009 Enja release, "Subway Moon. " Performed together around a backdrop of Andrew Gurian's video they give a broad sense of the diverse magic of our underground imagination. This will be the fourth incarnation of this collaborative project. This Subway Moon project has been has now been performed at The Gateshead International Jazz Festival in England, The Banlieus Bleus International Jazz Festival in Paris, and at Amerika Haus concert hall in Munich Germany. For the evening, Roy will be joined by vibist Bill Ware (Jazz Passengers), bassist and vocalist Tim Kiah (Sotto Voce), violinist (Sam Bardfeld) and drummer Pete Karp (who also happens to be Institute for Collaboration principal!) The BLUE NOTE is proud to present this 10th incarnation of the Subway Moon project featuring songs, musical improvisation as well as tight arrangement, choral singing and video image at the Blue Note Jazz Club. There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: ALBERT LEE FEATURING: RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT

Grammy-winning guitar legend Albert Lee will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday through Wednesday, February 3rd through 5th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Lee first came to prominence during a 1964-68 stint in British Blues and R & B stalwarts Chris Farlowe's Thunderbirds. After working in the UK bands for touring country acts such as Bobby Bare and Skeeter Davis, Lee's next full-time berth was two years with the UK answer to the Flying Burrito Brothers and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Head , Hands, and Feet. His reputation grew and session work blossomed, including appearances on "The London Bo Diddley Sessions" for Chess and Jerry Lee Lewis' "The London Sessions". This and other work with U.S. based greats led to a permanent position in the Crickets, and by the time that ended Albert had long since made Southern California his home. There he became friendly with Don Everly, who had also settled in Southern California; they played regularly on a formal and informal basis, with Albert contributing to Don's 1974 solo effort "Sunset Towers". The move to California also led to work on sessions for the debut album of Jackson Browne. When the Everly Brothers reunited on September 23, 1983 at London's Royal Albert Hall, Albert was on hand as guitarist and Musical Director. He continued in that role for over 20 years until the Brothers retired. An invitation in 1987 by steel guitarist Gerry Hogan for Albert to play his annual festival led to the formation of Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes, who remain an active touring force in the UK and Europe - and a recording force worldwide, with 7 albums to their credit. The DVD "Live at the Tivoli" was released in 2011, and the new CD, "On the Town Tonight" was released onFebruary 14, 2012. There is a $35-$55-$75 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JUILLIARD JAZZ ENSEMBLE AT DIZZY'S

The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble will play at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, February 3rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and its ensembles play more than 50 performances annually, including appearances at the Detroit Jazz Festival and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival; tours to destinations such as Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, and Brazil; and regular appearances at Dizzy's Club and the world-renowned Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. For the past several years, they have also enjoyed week-long runs at Jazz at Lincoln Center with guest artists such as Ernie Andrews, Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, Sean Jones, Lew Tabackin, Gerald Wilson, Bobby Watson, Frank Wess, and others. These talented young Juilliard artists are taught by today's most active, innovative, and respected jazz musicians, as demonstrated on stages and in recording studios worldwide. There is a $30 cover.

D.C.: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

D.C.: HELEN SUNG AT BLUES ALLEY

An award-winning classical pianist before jazz intervened, Helen Sung will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, February 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A Houston, TX, native Helen Sung went on to graduate from the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance and win the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition. Since establishing herself in New York City, she has worked with such luminaries as Clark Terry, Ron Carter, Steve Turre, the legendary Wayne Shorter, and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter; and, in addition to her own band, can currently be seen with fine ensembles including the Mingus Big Band & Dynasty Band, the T.S.Monk Group, and Terri Lyne Carrington's Grammy-winning Mosaic Project. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LON: JOHN STANDING AT CRAZY COQS

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

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