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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
FEBRUARY 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR February 10, 2014 THROUGH February 16, 2014


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SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 16th

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NYC: BOB DIAMOND RETURNS TO MAMA'S WITH A BRAND NEW SHOW
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Bob Diamond returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-07880 with a new show, 'As Time Goes By: My Memories of the Movies'. Performances are Sundays, February 16th & 23rd at 5:00 pm and Fridays, February 28th & March 7th at 7:00 pm. Musical Director is Tracy Stark. Gretchen Reinhagen directs. There is a $15 cover. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: MARTA SANDERS RETURNS TO THE NYC CABARET STAGE

Down with love! Up with love! I love NY! Marta Sanders looks at the many sides of love in a very special Valentine's Weekend Show at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, February 16th at 1:00 pm. She is joined by John McMahon at the piano with Debra Zalkind, Staging. The show will feature the music of Cy Coleman, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bock and Harnick, Arlen and Harburg, Alicia Keys, McMahon & Jeffries and others. Ms. Sanders is the kind of performer who has set the standard for cabaret in NYC and is one of the original winners of the MAC Award. She is also well remembered as 'Eloise' in the original cast of the hit Broadway musical "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." Marta Sanders has also had the pleasure to perform in popular Manhattan show rooms like Rainbow & Stars, Upstairs at Greene Street, Maxim's Danny's Skylight Room, Judy's, Sunday Cabaret Brunch at Caterina's, Eighty-Eights, The Reprise Room, Arci's Place, Sardi's, The Hideaway Room at Helen's, The Metropolitan Room and Birdland. Many of those clubs are gone now, but Marta continues to travel, performing in night clubs in the United States and abroad. She is also in constant demand for concert benefits raising money for AIDS charities, such as The Manhattan Plaza AIDS Project and Ruby Rims' TeddyCares. There is a$25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOAN JAFFE'S 'FOOD' AT THE ABINGDON THEATRE

2012 MAC Award winner Joan Jaffe is excited to present her newest show Joan Jaffe's FOOD at DOROTHY STRELSIN THEATRE OF THE ABINGDON THEATRE COMPLEX (312 West 36th Street, NYC - 866-811-4111) on Sunday, February 16th at 7:00 pm. The show is a smorgasbord of comedy and music! Hear Joan sing songs about FOOD - most funny, some very tasteful and some obscure. Joan won the Best Musical Comedy Performer - 2012 MAC Award for her show Joan Jaffe's MAN-ha-ha-ha-TAN. Her CD Joan Jaffe Sings Funny eceived exciting accolades from the press. Joan was featured with her late husband Hal Blankenship as Burt & Lizzie in the award winning film THE SAVAGES. She has written & directed several cabaret acts and is also the Performance Director of the Steps On Broadway (NYC) Vocal Performance Workshop for Dancers. Musical Director is the internationally acclaimed jazz musician Matt Baker and Adam Kabak is on Double Bass. Consultant and additional lyrics by Rob Lester. Tickets $25 - All proceeds go to benefit the programs of not-for-profit Abingdon Theatre.


NYC: DIRTY LITTLE SONGS AT 54 BELOW

Award-winning theater and cabaret performers Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs, Kiss Me, Kate), Carolyn Montgomery-Forant (MAC/ Bistro/ Nightlife Awards), Sidney Myer (MAC/Bistro/Mabel Mercer Award-winner, Grandma Sylvia's Funeral) & Drama Desk nominee Jay Rogers (Whoop-Dee-Doo, When Pigs Fly) along with Musical Director Jeff Cubeta present 'Dirty Little Songs', an evening of sly songs with titillating tunes and lascivious lyrics, at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, February 16th at 9:30 pm. Songs in the show run from the present to days of yore. Sondheim, Flanders & Swann, Coward & Porter mixed with just a dash of Tom Lehrer & even Pete Townshend, performed with a wink & a nudge by four of cabaret's funniest & most prolific performers. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


FLORIDA: "HOLLYWOOD LIVE! - LEGENDS OF THE SILVER SCREEN"

ShaRell Productions (Sandi Durell & Shari Upbin) present "Hollywood Live! - Legends of the Silver Screen" on Saturday, February 15th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 16th at 3:00 pm at ZINMAN HALL (9901 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL - 561-558-2520 - http://www.levisjcc.org/ ). The revue stars Jeffrey Bruce, Tiana Jones, Mia Matthews, Jay Stuart, with special guest Avery Sommers. Walt Disney to Elvis, Hairspray, Judy Garland, Fred & Ginger, and the inside scoop! Audiences keep smiling long after the show ends. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET - JAZZ SUNDAY BRUNCH EVENTS

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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: JASON PROVER & THE SNEAK THIEVERY ORCHESTRA

Jason Prover & The Sneak Thievery Orchestra present 'Who Dat! Sunday Mardi Gras Brunch' at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-85920 on Sunday, February 16th at 11:30 am. Specializing in the hot and sweet music of the Jazz Age, folk music, and the blues, Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra have become one of New York City's most sought after ensembles. The Orchestra recently played the world famous Blue Note Jazz Club to a packed house. Much of the ensemble's repertoire is derived from the lineage of masters such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, and Bix Beiderbecke amongst others. A musical unit that strives to connect with its audience, Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra is sure to bring high levels of energy, emotion, grace, and sophistication. There is a $29.50 cover which includes brunch, music and a drink.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST BRUNCH SERIES: LIAM MITRO DUO

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-52990 presents Liam Mitro on Sunday, February 16th at 12:30 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Brunch Series. Born and raised in and around the greater Toronto area, Liam Mitro was exposed to music at a young age through his enrolment in the Humber College Community School. During his 6 years of studying saxophone and creative music at Humber, Liamhoned his craft and artistry with some of Canada's leading jazz musicians. Upon completion of high school and the community program, he chose to study music at Humber College. Currently in his third year of the program, Liam has studied with the likes of Andy Ballantyne, Kirk MacDonald and Geoff Young, and has been playing in the Humber Studio Jazz Ensemble for the past two years. He has won numerous scholarships and awards. In his continuing studies, Liam is exploring the world of composition while leading and participating in many creative projects, which perform regularly around Toronto. There is no cover charge.


LOS ANGELES: BROADWAY BRUNCH AT DON'T TELL MAMA

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

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NYC: USE WHAT YOU GOT WITH ELISE HOLMAN

Elise Holman triumphantly returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-69090 with her show ' Use What You Got' on Sunday, February 16th at 7:00 pm. This show is a followup to her breakout success last year with her show "Uncharted". Join her for an unforgettable evening of belting, booze, and boobs! There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ICONS: A TRIBUTE - ROBIN KRADLES

New York drag queen, Robin Kradles, makes her solo cabaret debut with 'ICONS: A Tribute' at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-54380 on Sunday, February 16th at 4:30 pm. The show is a tribute to the women who have influenced her glamorous style. Songs by or about Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Shirley Bassey, Ann-Margaret, Madonna, Pink and more populate this entertaining show. Directed by Lennie Watts with Musical Direction by Rick Jensen. Special guest performer at each show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KEVIN BURKE IN I LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE!

After taking his show "You've Got a Friend in Me" to various NYC cabaret venues in 2012 and 2013, Kevin Burke is premiering his new show "I Love to See You Smile!" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-04400 on Sunday, February 16th at 4:00 pm. The show is a celebration and exploration of happy moments, full of great songs, both old and new where the audience will be charmed to remember fond memories and share new ones. Classic songs from the American Songbook will merge with rediscovered findings and not so well-known songs, all bringing moments of joy and smiles. This is really a sophisticated "feel good show" and Kevin knows how to tell a story like very few performers. The show is directed by Collette Black with musical direction provided by Norma Jeanne Curley. It is produced by Manhattan Cabaret Arts and Miguel Pedraza-Cumba. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES EILEEN FULTON

A special interview show featuring soap star Eileen Fulton will be held at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-04400 on Sunday, February 16th at 7:00 pm. The show is a benefit on behalf of Habitat for Humanity. Eileen Fulton is an American actress known for her role as Lisa Grimaldi on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, a role that she played almost continuously for 50 years from May 18, 1960 until the show's ending on September 17, 2010. Richard and Eileen will sit down for an intimate chat to discuss her career and life and the people she has worked with for the first forty-five minutes. The last fifteen minutes will be comprised of questions from the audience. Eileen will meet and greet the audience upstairs afterward. Habitat for Humanity's mission: Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


MARK JANAS' SALON AT ETCETERA ETCETERA - "SEX AND THE SALON"

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 Sunday, February 16th is "Sex and the Salon". Co-Host will be Janice Hall. In the Salon Spotlight: Christine Reisner & Don Rebic. 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

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 16th, David features the music of TBA. 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: THE SOUND OF THEIR MUSIC: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AT 54 BELOW

On Sunday, February 16th at 7:00 pm 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will salute Rodgers & Hammerstein, the two men who paved the way for modern musical theatre with hit after hit, including The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Carousel, Oklahoma!, The King & I & Flower Drum Song, among others. Not only are tunes such as Hello, Young Lovers, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, If I Loved You & Edelweiss part of the lexicon of popular music, the indelible stamp they left on Broadway redefined the American musical. The show will present four of Broadway's most intriguing voices. On February 16th: James Barbour, Patricia Racette, singing their favorite R&H tunes, with musical direction by the extraordinary Andy Einhorn (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella). There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ERIC YVES GARCIA AT BEMELMAN'S BAR

Eric Yves Garcia has been invited back again to perform at BEMELMAN'S BAR at the CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) on Sundays, February 16th & 23rd at 9:00 pm. You're invited to enjoy music, stories and laughs well into the evening as Mr. Garcia burns up the keys, with Ritt Henn on Bass and Tony Romano on Guitar. There is a $15 cover at the bar, $25 at tables.


NYC: THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY FEATURING NANCY HARMS

It's Sunday, and every week BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-30800 presents The Birdland Jazz Party, and on Sunday, February 16th at 6:00 pm they are featuring Nancy Harms. 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 recently appeared at New York City's Kitano. 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: VALENTINE'S WEEK WITH RACHELLE FERRELL

Celebrate Valentine's Week at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday through Sunday, February 13th through 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm with vocalist Rachelle Ferrell. While Ferrell has a established fan base in the contemporary jazz scene, her unique visibility on the pop/urban contemporary scene has boosted her audience's interest in her overall breadth of work. She has made her mark as a crossover artist who's equally at home with urban contemporary pop, gospel, classical music and jazz. Ferrell has sung backup for Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams and George Duke to name a few. Her prolific songwriting abilities and ability to accompany herself on piano seem only to further her natural talent as a vocalist. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO AT THE IRIDIUM

Buckwheat Zydeco will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Saturday & Sunday, February 15th & 16th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Zydeco has performed with a large number of famous musicians from Eric Clapton (with whom Buckwheat also recorded) and U2 to The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics to a worldwide audience of three billion people. Buckwheat performed for President Clinton twice, celebrating both of his inaugurations. The band has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News, National Public Radio's Weekend Edition. Buckwheat's especially powerful and haunting version of the classic "Cryin' in the Streets" appears on the benefit album for Hurricane Katrina recovery, Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast. Buckwheat's version of Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks" appeared on 2011's Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection. It originally appeared on the 2009 Buckwheat Zydeco album "Lay Your Burden Down". There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TIERNEY SUTTON BAND AT DIZZY'S

Five-time GRAMMY Award nominee Tierney Sutton and band perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 13th through 16th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Sutton is often described as a "singer's singer," but just as often (and more fittingly), she is described as a "musician's singer," who uses her voice like an instrument. The members of the Tierney Sutton Band, now widely respected as experienced masters of their craft, have been recording and touring together for over 20 years. Known for a democratic creative approach, the band recently earned a 2011 GRAMMY Award nomination for its collective group arranging. Their fearless song selection features timeless jazz standards, selections from musical theater, traditional American folk music, and the compositions of well-known and artistically respected artists like Joni Mitchell.There is a $40-$45 cover.


BOSTON: DANILO PEREZ: PANAMA 500 CD RELEASE

Danilo Perez will celebrate the release of his new CD 'Panama 500' at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Saturday, February 15th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm & Sunday, February 16th at 4:00 & 7:00 pm. The show features Ben Street, Adam Cruz, Roman Diaz and Alex Hargreaves. Panama 500 is Perez's most ambitious project to date, the furthest evolution yet of what the pianist/composer calls "three-dimensional music." His blend of influences makes him the ideal musical chronicler of his country's history: already a land bridge between the Americas with a vibrant indigenous culture, Panama also began to absorb European culture into its own following Balboa's arrival. Perez similarly weaves together jazz and Pan-American folkloric traditions with influences from European classical music. Danilo Perez is a musician, philanthropist, and educator. A Grammy award winner Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. He is also the UNESCO Artist for Peace and the director and founder of the Panama Jazz Festival. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: MARION MEADOWS AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Marion Meadows performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Saturday & Sunday, February 15th & 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Marion is hiding something. Like a deft sleight-of-hand artist, there's always something up his sleeve - something he's not showing you outright - that ultimately reveals itself when the music starts. Somewhere in those mysterious spaces between the notes - at the convergence of melody, harmony and rhythm - the simple treasures and universal truths are laid bare for those whose ears and minds and hearts are open to discover them. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: STEPHAN CRUMP'S ROSETTA TRIO AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-08000 on Sunday, February 16th at 7:00 pm. Crump brought together Rosetta Trio for the first time in 2005 to record an album of pieces written in the aftermath of 9/11. That "engaging and sublime meeting" of Crump on acoustic bass with guitarists Liberty Ellman and Jamie Fox, produced the album Rosetta which was released in 2006 and greeted enthusiastically by fans, radio and the press. Reclamation is much more than a follow-up effort to its ecstatically-received predecessor, though it was the earlier album that gave the trio its name and its mission: to inhabit the dynamic and rhythmic flexibility of a drumless ensemble and embrace its challenges and expanded responsibilities; to reject restrictions of genre; to explore different territories of feel, texture, color; to groove. Here the trio further develops its intimate synergy and reveals its maturity after having toured and recorded in numerous contexts since those first sessions. There is a $15 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: PAULA WEST IN EXTENDED RUN AT YOSHI'S

San Francisco based jazz vocalist Paula West will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) in a 4-week engagement opening on Thursday, February 13th, with shows running Thursday through Sunday, through March 9th. See website for showtimes. Known for her rich, powerful contralto voice, West will present an all-new show featuring an eclectic range of songs - from memorable jazz standards by Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart, to contemporary American classics by Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Accompanied by her four-piece band, West will take San Francisco audiences on a musical journey through the ages. Born into a Marine Corps family in San Diego, California, Paula West was initially exposed to classical music. It wasn't until college that West began listening to jazz singers such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn. After college, West moved to San Francisco, unsure of what she wanted to do with her life. Buying old records from thrift shops, she studied them and then began singing classes. As she became more secure in her talent, she ventured into jam sessions, places where an open mike gave her a chance to perform before an audience. It was at one of these sessions that she met a pianist who would join her in the climb to her own musical identity and her musical success. His name was Ken Muir, and he continues as her accompanist today. West went on to study with Faith Winthrop, developing her unique tone and delivery. She learned how to sustain a note without a vibrato, which is now almost a Paula West trademark. Tickets are $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: PIERS FACCINI & DOM LA NENA

An intimate night with British-born singer-songwriter Piers Faccini plus Brazilian cellist & vocalist Dom La Nena will be presented at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-56000 on Sunday, February 16th at 7:00 pm. British-born singer-songwriter Piers Faccini's fifth solo studio album, Between Dogs and Wolves, was released in North America by Six Degrees Records on September 10, 2013 and on his newly launched Beating Drum label in Europe, on September 23, 2013. Brazilian born cellist and vocalist Dom La Nena released her debut album, Ela, on Six Degrees Records in January, 2013. Ela is a stunningly intricate and understated collection of thirteen original compositions, sung in Portuguese and Spanish. Dom's delicate vocals and multi-tracked cello on the album are supported by spare, minimal arrangements by co-producer and label mate Piers Faccini. There is a $20 cover.


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LONDON: MISS HOPE SPRINGS SINGS HER SONGS

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

LONDON: DEBBIE GRAVITTE: 'DIRECT FROM BROADWAY'

American singer and Tony award-winning actress Debbie Gravitte, who made her Broadway debut in the original cast of They're Playing Our Song in 1979 will be appearing at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 11th through 16th at 8:30 pm. Debbie will perform her show 'Direct From Broadway'. Debbie has performed her cabaret act worldwide, from New York City's Rainbow and Stars, to London's Pizza In The Park, and back home again to Atlantic City, where she's had the honour to perform to the likes of Jay Leno and the legendary George Burns. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: MARTA SANDERS RETURNS TO THE NYC CABARET STAGE

Down with love! Up with love! I love NY! Marta Sanders looks at the many sides of love in a very special Valentine's Weekend Show at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, February 15th at 7:00 pm & Sunday, February 16th at 1:00 pm. She is joined by John McMahon at the piano• with Debra Zalkind, Staging. The show will feature the music of Cy Coleman, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bock and Harnick, Arlen and Harburg, Alicia Keys, McMahon & Jeffries and others. Ms. Sanders is the kind of performer who has set the standard for cabaret in NYC and is one of the original winners of the MAC Award. She is also well remembered as 'Eloise' in the original cast of the hit Broadway musical "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." Marta Sanders has also had the pleasure to perform in popular Manhattan show rooms like Rainbow & Stars, Upstairs at Greene Street, Maxim's Danny's Skylight Room, Judy's, Sunday Cabaret Brunch at Caterina's, Eighty-Eights, The Reprise Room, Arci's Place, Sardi's, The Hideaway Room at Helen's, The Metropolitan Room and Birdland. Many of those clubs are gone now, but Marta continues to travel, performing in night clubs in the United States and abroad. She is also in constant demand for concert benefits raising money for AIDS charities, such as The Manhattan Plaza AIDS Project and Ruby Rims' TeddyCares. There is a$25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NORTH CAROLINA: 6TH ANNUAL VALENTINE'S CABARET WITH ELLEN CIOMPI

This year, bassist Ben Palmer will join vocalist Ellen Ciompi and pianist/musical director Glenn Mehrbach at the annual Valentine's Cabaret at THE REGULATOR BOOKSHOP (720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC - 919-286-2700) on Saturday, February 15th at 7:00 pm. The show, "S'Wonderful!", will feature "S" composers - a surprisingly varied collection, from Schumann to Sting, and including Sondheim, Schwartz, Strouse, Shire, both Simons (Paul and Carly), and Styne. Tickets: $10, available in advance at the store, or at the door the night of the concert.


FLORIDA: "HOLLYWOOD LIVE! - LEGENDS OF THE SILVER SCREEN"

ShaRell Productions (Sandi Durell & Shari Upbin) present "Hollywood Live! - Legends of the Silver Screen" on Saturday, February 15th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 16th at 3:00 pm at ZINMAN HALL (9901 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL - 561-558-2520 - http://www.levisjcc.org/ ). The revue stars Jeffrey Bruce, Tiana Jones, Mia Matthews, Jay Stuart, with special guest Avery Sommers. Walt Disney to Elvis, Hairspray, Judy Garland, Fred & Ginger, and the inside scoop! Audiences keep smiling long after the show ends. Call for cover/minimum information.


FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

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

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, February 1st & 15th at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: AN AFTERNOON WITH CONCETTA BERTOLDI

New York Times Best Selling Author, Concetta Bertoldi, physic medium, will present an afternoon show at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, February 15th at 4:00 pm. Find out why Grandma left her teeth in the shoe box, and other things you DON"T want to know about your dead relatives. She will answer your questions and do demonstrations - with love and laughter. Please understand that NOT everyone who attends will receive a reading. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. To Purchase tickets, email this address: cbertoldi@optonline.net


NYC: CANDY ON THE KEYS AT THE DUPLEX

Songwriting sensation, drag phenomenon, Candy Samples is back at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) with a monthly show starting on Saturday, February 15th at 7:00 pm. The series will feature Jesse Sklar on guitar and special guests. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "THE HAUS OF MIMOSA: SOMETHING NEW?"

"The Haus of Mimosa: Something New?", starring everyones favorite gossiping gals from Queens, Anita M. Buffem and Gina Marie Rittale returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, February 15th at 9:30 pm. Writers/ Performers Travis Barr and Steven Incammicia bring their hysterical characters back to where it all started with never before seen numbers along with some old favorites that have been polished up and released from the Haus of Mimosa vaults. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Tickets on sale throught Brown Paper Tickets, use the link below:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/559634


NYC: TRINA VARGAS AT THE METROPOLITAN

Multi-talented vocalist Trina Vargas will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 15th at 12:00 pm. From Sinatra to Otis Redding to Lana Del Ray - Trina puts together a compilation that you cannot miss! She will be accompanied by the dazzling Matthew Russell on keys and a special guest drummer. Trina is a singer with the USO Show Troupe of Metropolitan New York entertaining our troops and their families worldwide. She is thrilled to be singing at the Metropolitan Room and has a wicked awesome show in store (yes, she's a Bostonian). She plays piano, guitar, and the ukulele, some of which you may see in her set. Formerly residing in Los Angeles, Trina has decided the East Coast is where her heart is and plans on tackling the big apple to its fullest! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JULIA BREANETTA SIMPSON - JULIA AND THE 'DUKE'

Honoring the music and legacy of the "King of Jazz" - Edward Kennedy Ellington - Julia Breanetta Simpson brings her show Julia And The 'Duke' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 15th at 4:00 pm. She is backed by a piano, bass and percussion combo, Julia offers popular Ellington standards, along with little known gems. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: STACY SULLIVAN: IT'S A GOOD DAY, A TRIBUTE TO MISS PEGGY LEE

It's A Good Day, A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee, featuring Stacy Sullivan, will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday February 15th at 7:00 pm. The show is a journey of discovery through the extraordinary musical legacy of Peggy Lee and the personal struggles of a woman whose voice captivated millions. The classic songs, intricate rhythms, and exquisite arrangements that defined her career are elegantly portrayed in this loving homage, created with. The show is accompanied by the seasoned jazz master Jon Weber on piano and Steve Doyle on Bass, Bucky Pizzarelli, Guitar. Winner of the 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year MAC Award, Stacy Sullivan has appeared in venues around the world, from The Brasserie Zedel in London to The Cafe Carlyle in New York. She has recorded five albums for the LML Music label, including her latest, "It's a Good Day," winner of the 2013 Lamott/Friedman Award. Stacy can also be heard regularly on Sirius Radio's "Siriously Sinatra," "The Jonathon Schwartz Show" on WNYC, and NPR's "Piano Jazz Rising Stars." There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: YANA BIBB MAKES METROPOLITAN ROOM DEBUT

There will be a pre-release concert to present Yana Bibb's CD "Not a Minute Too Late" (to be released in Europe this month) at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 15th at 9:30 pm. This will be Yana's first show at the Metropolitan Room and she will be joined on stage by Alessandro Fadini on piano, Eva Lawitts on bass and Wes Reid on drums. Yana Bibb is a Manhattan-born singer and songwriter who grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden, currently residing in New York City. The music she performs and writes, while Jazz-oriented, also draws upon elements of American Blues and Scandinavian folk music. Yana's interest in music was nurtured early in her childhood by her father, acoustic blues artist Eric Bibb. She studied Jazz Vocal Performance at the City College of New York. With her band she performs her original music along with selections from the American Songbook. She has appeared at the Bitter End, Something Jazz Club, the Living Room and the Blue Note in New York City. Yana has also performed as a member of Eric Bibb's touring group, singing at the Edmonton and Calgary Folk Festivals, the Stanley Theatre in Vancouver and Cadogan Hall in London. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ANDREA MCARDLE - DREAM ROLES

Broadway's original Annie, Andrea McArdle, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with an all-new show "Dream Rolse". Performances are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, February 10th, 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th at 8:00 pm. This fresh musical outing celebrates the power and magic of performing "that great role." Lovers and liars, heroes and villains, elegant ladies and outrageous broads, there is nothing that excites the imagination more than watching a classic character come to vivid life on stage. In Dream Roles, Andrea brings her soaring vocals to some of the theatre's greatest roles, the roles she's loved, the roles she's played and the roles she's always dreamed of performing. At the same time, Dream Roles showcases the dynamic melodies of Broadway's musical masters: Sondheim, Herman, Lloyd Webber, Menken and many more. Join Andrea as she pulls back the curtain and turns up the spotlight on her greatest theatrical inspirations along with a few surprises. There is a $35-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum. Special $69 Prix Fixe dinner on the 14th.


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 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: THE MEETING* HOSTED BY JUSTIN SAYRE AT JOE'S PUB

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will celebrate a the second month of a three-month engagement at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) Saturday, February 15th and Sunday, March 16th, all shows at 9:30 pm. After a highly-successful season at 54 Below, the show returns to its downtown roots to honor Bowie, Bernadette and Buffy this year. The run will feature tributes to Rock legend David Bowie (Thursday, January 16), stage and screen star Bernadette Peters (Sunday, February 16) and the popular TV program "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" (Sunday, March 16). There is a $20 cover.

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: CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 10th through 15th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Aimee has a culturally rich background (Dominican and French Gypsy) and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: VALENTINE'S WEEK WITH RACHELLE FERRELL

Celebrate Valentine's Week at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday through Sunday, February 13th through 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm with vocalist Rachelle Ferrell. While Ferrell has a established fan base in the contemporary jazz scene, her unique visibility on the pop/urban contemporary scene has boosted her audience's interest in her overall breadth of work. She has made her mark as a crossover artist who's equally at home with urban contemporary pop, gospel, classical music and jazz. Ferrell has sung backup for Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams and George Duke to name a few. Her prolific songwriting abilities and ability to accompany herself on piano seem only to further her natural talent as a vocalist. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO AT THE IRIDIUM

Buckwheat Zydeco will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Saturday & Sunday, February 15th & 16th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Zydeco has performed with a large number of famous musicians from Eric Clapton (with whom Buckwheat also recorded) and U2 to The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics to a worldwide audience of three billion people. Buckwheat performed for President Clinton twice, celebrating both of his inaugurations. The band has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News, National Public Radio's Weekend Edition. Buckwheat's especially powerful and haunting version of the classic "Cryin' in the Streets" appears on the benefit album for Hurricane Katrina recovery, Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast. Buckwheat's version of Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks" appeared on 2011's Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection. It originally appeared on the 2009 Buckwheat Zydeco album "Lay Your Burden Down". There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TIERNEY SUTTON BAND AT DIZZY'S

Five-time GRAMMY Award nominee Tierney Sutton and band perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 13th through 16th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Sutton is often described as a "singer's singer," but just as often (and more fittingly), she is described as a "musician's singer," who uses her voice like an instrument. The members of the Tierney Sutton Band, now widely respected as experienced masters of their craft, have been recording and touring together for over 20 years. Known for a democratic creative approach, the band recently earned a 2011 GRAMMY Award nomination for its collective group arranging. Their fearless song selection features timeless jazz standards, selections from musical theater, traditional American folk music, and the compositions of well-known and artistically respected artists like Joni Mitchell.There is a $40-$45 cover.


BOSTON: DANILO PEREZ: PANAMA 500 CD RELEASE

Danilo Perez will celebrate the release of his new CD 'Panama 500' at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Saturday, February 15th at 8:00 & 10:00 pm & Sunday, February 16th at 4:00 & 7:00 pm. The show features Ben Street, Adam Cruz, Roman Diaz and Alex Hargreaves. Panama 500 is Perez's most ambitious project to date, the furthest evolution yet of what the pianist/composer calls "three-dimensional music." His blend of influences makes him the ideal musical chronicler of his country's history: already a land bridge between the Americas with a vibrant indigenous culture, Panama also began to absorb European culture into its own following Balboa's arrival. Perez similarly weaves together jazz and Pan-American folkloric traditions with influences from European classical music. Danilo Perez is a musician, philanthropist, and educator. A Grammy award winner Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. He is also the UNESCO Artist for Peace and the director and founder of the Panama Jazz Festival. Call for cover/minimum information.


TORONTO: JOHN ALCORN AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Award-winning vocalist John Alcorn performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, February 13th through 15th at 9:00 pm. He is joined by John MacLeod - trumpet, David Restivo - piano, Steve Wallace - bass, and Davide Direnzo - drums. Alsorn has been a musical mainstay on the Toronto scene since the mid-1990s, working in a wide spectrum of musical formats that run the range from small group settings to larger string and big band ensembles. Known for his heartfelt approach to lyrics and a sublime sense of swing, Alcorn has delivered his classy distinctive renditions of jazz standards and Great American Songbook classics from hundreds of the most prestigious bandstands and concert stages across Canada. There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: MARION MEADOWS AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Marion Meadows performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Saturday & Sunday, February 15th & 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Marion is hiding something. Like a deft sleight-of-hand artist, there's always something up his sleeve - something he's not showing you outright - that ultimately reveals itself when the music starts. Somewhere in those mysterious spaces between the notes - at the convergence of melody, harmony and rhythm - the simple treasures and universal truths are laid bare for those whose ears and minds and hearts are open to discover them. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: VALENTINE'S DAY WITH AKUA ALLRICH

Akua Allrich will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, April 14th & 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Akua Allrich was educated at Howard University in the School of Fine Arts, where she studied jazz vocals. She was taught, coached and mentored by talented musicians such as world-renowned singer Kehembe V. Eichelberger, singer/drummer Grady Tate, and pianist Charles Covington. Her musical roots run deeply into blues, jazz and rhythm and blues. She also infuses her own work with elements of African genres and American soul. She sings in the many languages of contemporary jazz including Zulu, Xhosa, Portuguese, French, Spanish and English. Dinner/Show package: $70, show only $30.


MARYLAND: GIA MORA IS EINSTEIN'S GIRL AT BETHESDA BLUES

BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) presents a unique performance in celebration of Valentine's Day. On Saturday, February 15th at 8:00 pm, smart, sexy, sassy actor/vocalist Gia Mora, a.k.a. Einstein's Girl, unleashes her signature blend of intellectual prowess and animal instinct on an unlikely pair of human languages: love and theoretical physics. Combining beloved jazz standards with standup comedy and original music, Mora uses cutting edge mathematics as a metaphor for 21st century interpersonal relations. Einstein's Girl takes her audiences on a journey to the edges of the universe and the interiors of their hearts. Gina is an hilarious and deeply touching original one-woman tour-de-force. Gia Mora will be joined by composer, arranger, producer and instrumentalist Charlie Barnett on improvisational jazz piano. Mr. Barnett's compositions have garnered many awards, including two Emmy nominations. Call for cover/minimum information.

FLORIDA: CLINT HOLMES AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Clint Holmes returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 11th through 15th at 8:30 pm. Clint Holmes is more than a singer. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. His first break came when Joan Rivers invited him to be her sidekick and announcer on the now defunct The Late Show. This was followed by a two-year stint on Entertainment Tonight for which he served as their musical feature and event correspondent, and later landed his own Emmy winning talk/variety show entitled, New York at Night. Among his various recordings are the Top Ten smash hit Playground In My Mind (My Name is Michael). $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only. Friday, VALENTINE'S DAY: $150 for prix fixe dinner & show.

INDIANAPOLIS: CHESTER GREGORY: THE EVE OF JACKIE, A TRIBUTE TO JACKIE WILSON

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) celebrates Black History Month with Broadway star Chester Gregory in his award-winning show 'The Eve of Jackie' on Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th at 8:00 pm. Gregory reveals the sometimes tragic side of the man who recorded over 50 hit singles from 1957-1975 from "Lonely Teardrops" to "(Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me) Higher and Higher" and inspired generations of entertainers from Elvis Presley to Al Green to Michael Jackson. Greggory's Broadway credits include Sister Act, Hairspray, and Dreamgirls, to name a few. Other credits include The Jackie Wilson Story, Hairspray the Movie and performing for Michael Jackson. There is a $25-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


CHICAGO: REMEMBERING MABEL WITH KT SULLIVAN
EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, MAY 4th

KT Sullivan salutes "The Singer's Singer" Mabel Mercer with songs introduced by her like "Love For Sale," "Fly Me To The Moon.", "It Was Worth It", and "While We're Young" on Saturday, February 15th at 8:00 pm at LOGAN CENTER PENTHOUSE SALON (915 East 60th Street Chicago, IL - 773-702-2787). Ms Sullivan recently appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC with Brian Stokes Mitchell in Broadway Today, at the Humanities Festival in Chicago with Dave Frishberg. KT has headlined at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, The Spoleto Festival, The Nouvelle Eve in Paris, The Chichester Festival in England and the Adelaide Festival in Australia. She was a guest star on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion and has seven albums in worldwide distribution on the DRG label. She received the "Mabel Award" for Lifetime Achievement from the Mabel Mercer Foundation and Liza Minnelli presented her with the Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Clubs' Outstanding Female Vocalist Award. KT was named one of the top 100 Irish Americans by Irish America magazine and is married to outstanding Irish-American Steve Downey, President of the New York Browning Society. In April 2012, KT became the Artistic Director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation. KT's Broadway credits include Suky Tawdry in Three Penny Opera with Sting and the leading role, Lorelei Lee, in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on Broadway. She also toured nationally as Dolly Tate in Annie Get Your Gun with Cathy Rigby. KT has guest starred on Police Squad, Night Court, Remington Steele, Hardcastle and McCormick, Simon & Simon, Cabaret 13 with Michael Feinstein and In Performance at the White House with Mary Martin. Tickets are $30-$40.
EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, MAY 4th


CHICAGO: MICHAEL PACAS IS ... BIG N' EASY!

Celebrate the Mardi Gras season with Michael "Big Daddy" Pacas and Music Director Mark Burnell as they ladle out a spicy Louisiana gumbo of jazz, blues, pop and unearthed comic treasures at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sundays, February 16th & 23rd and March 2nd at 7:00 pm. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


PALM SPRINGS: LAINIE KAZAN AT THE COPA

Veteran of TV (Will & Grace, Beverly Hills 90210, St. Elsewhere, The Nanny), stage (Funny Girl, My Favorite Year), and screen (My Favorite Year, Red Riding Hood), Lainie Kazan performs at Palm Spring's latest nightspot, THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Saturday, February 13th through 16th at is a Tony and Golden-Globe nominated actress, singer, and recording artist, best known to audiences worldwide from her performance in the blockbuster film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Lainie's newest CD, "Lainie Kazan - In The Groove" was produced by Lainie, Jazz great David Benoit and Clark Germain. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: MAUDE MAGGART AT THE GARDENIA

Maude Maggart presents a brand-new show at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th at 9:00 pm. In addition to her outings at The Gardenia, Miss Maggart has held forth at The Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel in New York, attained national radio exposure by appearing with Garrison Keillor at the Town Hall broadcast of A Prarie Home Companion, charmed Keillor so much that he invited her to appear with him again at The Hollywood Bowl, appeared on the cover of Time Out New York, and was the recipient of the Time Out New York MAC Award for "Special Achievement in Cabaret," and the MAC Award for "Best Female Debut." In 2006, she made her Carnegie Hall debut with Michael Feinstein, sang with John Lithgow on his new children's CD, broke the summer attendance record at The Colony in Palm Beach, sang with jazz great Dick Haymes and his orchestra at the Oregon Jazz Festival, was listed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the top 100 Summer picks, and participated in the filming of Bob Downey's documentary on Kurt Weill. Miss Maggart premieres this show at The Gardenia prior to her upcoming engagement at Manhattan's Cafe Carlyle. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: AN EVENING WITH SANDY & RICHARD RICCARDI

Sandy & Richard Ricarrdi, with over 3 Million views on YouTube, will perform at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787 - ) on Saturday, February 15th at 8:00 pm. You will scream with laughter at their all-original, all comedy cabaret, describing their cracked and bush-whacked road to marital bliss and social consciousness. Their unique juxtaposition of modern, techno-socio-relevant lyrics and tune-smithy jazz piano arrangements will charm your socks off! Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: PAULA WEST IN EXTENDED RUN AT FEINSTEIN'S

San Francisco based jazz vocalist Paula West will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) in a 4-week engagement opening on Thursday, February 13th, with shows running Thursday through Sunday, through March 9th. See website for showtimes. Known for her rich, powerful contralto voice, West will present an all-new show featuring an eclectic range of songs - from memorable jazz standards by Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart, to contemporary American classics by Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Accompanied by her four-piece band, West will take San Francisco audiences on a musical journey through the ages. Born into a Marine Corps family in San Diego, California, Paula West was initially exposed to classical music. It wasn't until college that West began listening to jazz singers such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn. After college, West moved to San Francisco, unsure of what she wanted to do with her life. Buying old records from thrift shops, she studied them and then began singing classes. As she became more secure in her talent, she ventured into jam sessions, places where an open mike gave her a chance to perform before an audience. It was at one of these sessions that she met a pianist who would join her in the climb to her own musical identity and her musical success. His name was Ken Muir, and he continues as her accompanist today. West went on to study with Faith Winthrop, developing her unique tone and delivery. She learned how to sustain a note without a vibrato, which is now almost a Paula West trademark. Tickets are $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: VALENTINE'S WEEKEND WITH IRMA THOMAS

Irma Thomas, the "Soul Queen of New Orleans," will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Irma has earned the reputation as one of America's most distinctive and classic singers Irma first achieved prominence with a string of 1960s hits including "Time Is On My Side" (later covered by the Rolling Stones), "It's Raining" and "Wish Someone Would Care", and toured extensively with her band, The Tornados. Upon returning to Louisiana in the 1970s, she built her reputation as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans," signing with Rounder in 1986. After surviving the destruction of her home and business by hurricane Katrina, she did After the Rain in 2006, which again earned her critical acclaim and won her a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Currently celebrating her 50th Anniversary, she has recently received an Offbeat Award, A Blues Music Award, Big Easy Award, and The Mo Jo Magazine of London England Legends Award and was chosen by NPR listeners and panel as "One Of The 50 Greatest Voices of All Time." A treasure who started during the golden age of soul music she remains as compelling and powerful today. There is a $29-$49 cover.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: NATALIE DOUGLAS: FOUR WOMEN: NINA, LENA, ABBEY AND BILLIE

New York notable Natalie Douglas - a seven time MAC award winner, including one for Major Jazz Artist, a Back Stage Bistro Award Winner and a Nightlife Award Winner - returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 11th through 15th at 8:00 pm. Natalie returns following her sold out tribute here to Nina Simone, with a brand new show "Four Women: Nina, Lena, Abbey And Billie." A celebration of Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday, Natalie has created an exciting evening of songs connected with these dynamic, iconic women, who had a profound impact on each other and on the entire world. She shares their talent, grace, dignity, wit and emotional power. Honouring their spirit and their formidable achievements, she performs a selection of songs recorded by these legends, and tells their stories to delightful effect. Expect to hear "Can't Help Lovin' That Man", "Throw It Away", "God Bless The Child", and, of course, Nina Simone's legendary composition, "Four Women". Musical Director: Mark Hartman. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: DEBBIE GRAVITTE: 'DIRECT FROM BROADWAY'

American singer and Tony award-winning actress Debbie Gravitte, who made her Broadway debut in the original cast of They're Playing Our Song in 1979 will be appearing at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 11th through 16th at 8:30 pm. Debbie will perform her show 'Direct From Broadway'. Debbie has performed her cabaret act worldwide, from New York City's Rainbow and Stars, to London's Pizza In The Park, and back home again to Atlantic City, where she's had the honour to perform to the likes of Jay Leno and the legendary George Burns. Call for cover/minimum information.

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FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 14th
VALENTINE'S DAY

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NYC: ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT: BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME

MAC and Bistro Award-winning vocalist Eric Michael Gillett takes a wry and moving look at the intricate ways of the heart and the universal paths we all tread as we stumble our way toward true romance in his new show BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME at the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, February 14th at 7:00 pm. Gillett's repertoire for this special one-night engagements includes an eclectic array of material from the catalogues of Stephen Sondheim, Bob Dylan, Ben Folds, Jim Brickman, Madonna, Ingrid Michaelson, John Mayer, Avril Lavigne and more. Music Director: Jeff Cubeta with Matt Scharfglass on bass and on reeds, Jonathan Eva Kantor. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NEW HOPE: VALENTINE'S GAY: A DATE WITH DESTINY

Three dynamic, award-winning NYC entertainers come together for one fabulous night to celebrate the lighter side of love. Doris Dear, Shaynee Rainbolt And Terese Genecco perform a special Valentine's Day show at THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Friday, February 14th at 8:00 pm. Award winning entertainer and actress, Doris Dear has been seen on countless stages around the globe and in movies & TV shows like "The Carrie Diaries", "Boardwalk Empire" and the soon to be released "The Normal Heart". hearts! Shaynee Rainbolt is a multi-award-winning cabaret and jazz vocalist and a New York audience favorite & Critic's Pick. Terese Genecco and her Little Big Band have had the distinction of being "The longest-running nightclub act on Broadway" after a 4-year run of shows at The Iridium Jazz Club. A multiple MAC and Bistro award-winning artist, she was named one of the "Top 10 Best Cabaret Shows of the Year" two years in a row by Time Out New York Magazine. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-item food/drink minimum.

BOSTON: JAN PETERS HOSTS VALENTINE'S DAY OPEN MIC

Boston favorite Jan Peters hosts special Valentine's Day Open Mic on Friday, February 14th from 9:00 to midnight at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) with Tom LaMark on piano. Songs of love, lust, regret and revenge will be featured. Jan's work draws from an extensive repertoire of popular Broadway and standard songs as well as material from promising new songwriters. In addition to her cabaret work, Jan performs throughout the country accompanied by ensembles ranging from intimate jazz groups to large swing orchestras and appears at many of Boston's best nightclubs and hotels. Special Valentine's Day Menu available online. No cover charge before 11:00 pm.

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: WILLIE-MAE PERRY: SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME

Willie-Mae Perry brings her show ' Someone to Watch Over Me' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14th at 7:00 pm. A stylist, in the American Standard genre, Willie-Mae is equally comfortable singing Jazz, Broadway Show tunes, and inspiritational music. She has also worked with bassists Paul West and Lisle Atkinson, trumpeter Michael Lewis; pianist Ishmael Wallace, drummers Jackie Williams, Greg Bufford and the late Earl Williams. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ITS ONLY LOVE: AN EVENING OF BWAY LOVE SONGS

Joseph Macchia has decided to bring back "Its Only Love An - Evening Of Broadway Love Songs to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, February 14th at 9:30 pm. On Valentines Day Night some of the most talented Broadway performers will come together at The Metropolitan Room to celebrate Love, including Doreen Montalvo (In The Heights), Liz Mckendry (The Producers), Tony Chiroldes (In The Heights), Quinn M Bass (Smokey Joes Cafe), Brandi Massey (Wicked), Suzanne Dressler, Will Perez, Bret Shuford (The Little Mermaid), Ian Hershey. and Dave August. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JACQUELINE HOPKINS AND HER ENSEMBLE

Jacqueline Hopkins and Her Ensemble perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, February 14th at 11:30 pm. Whatever genre you specify, one thing is clear: Jacqueline Hopkins is an artist whose work includes soulful lyrics, beautiful music, unique arrangements, and sultry vocals. Her influences are varied - from Bjork to Sting, from Les Nubians to Mozart. Her music has been recorded with some of the cream of New York's jazz musicians on board, including bassist Hilliard "Hill" Greene, former musical director for the legendary Jimmy Scott, and flautist Elise Wood, leader of the John Hicks Legacy Band. Since her professional debut in 2001, Jacqueline has been steadily building a reputation and a following in a crowded musical landscape. Her songwriting and arranging are far beyond her formal training, which she is the first to admit has not been extensive. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LOVE IN THE MIDDLE AGES - A NEW MUSICAL ABOUT LOVE OVER 40!

LOVE IN THE MIDDLE AGES will be presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590 - ) on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14th at 7:00 pm. This show is a new musical about six very different people living in New York who meet at an adult mixer known as the "Over Forty Single Mingle". It is a laugh packed, tuneful examination and evaluation of love, life and dating. The book and lyrics are by Eric Kornfeld, most known for writing Bette Midler's Vegas extravaganza, THE SHOW GIRL MUST GO ON, also seen on HBO. The composer is Michelangelo Sosnowitz, co-writer of CRAZY HEAD SPACE, and the director/choreographer is Lisa Shriver, who choreographed the recent Broadway revival of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. A contemporary, pop score combined with real life tales makes for a memorable and uplifting night. Call for cover/minimum information.

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 Fridays, February 14th & 28th at 10:00 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: VALENTINE'S DAY AND MY SINATRA

Spend Valentine's Day with My Sinatra, a Big Band, and More Songs Starring Cary Hoffman on Friday, February 14th at 8:00 pm at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900). This is NOT a tribute band. This is NOT a Sinatra impersonator. The show is a fulfilling musical about a man and his relationship with the music of Sinatra.• His voice is impeccably Sinatra. His story is undeniably Cary Hoffman. Hoffman has performed the music of Frank Sinatra for the past eight years in over 55 Performing Arts Centers around the World, including a performance for the President of Singapore and the President of Mexico. He is America's premiere Sinatra interpreter. His compelling blend of vocal performance and stories led to a National PBS television special which has aired in over 70 cities around the country and was viewed by more than 2 million people (and is the only Sinatra television special starring somebody other than Frank Sinatra himself.) There is a $35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ANDREA MCARDLE - DREAM ROLES

Broadway's original Annie, Andrea McArdle, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with an all-new show "Dream Rolse". Performances are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, February 10th, 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th at 8:00 pm. This fresh musical outing celebrates the power and magic of performing "that great role." Lovers and liars, heroes and villains, elegant ladies and outrageous broads, there is nothing that excites the imagination more than watching a classic character come to vivid life on stage. In Dream Roles, Andrea brings her soaring vocals to some of the theatre's greatest roles, the roles she's loved, the roles she's played and the roles she's always dreamed of performing. At the same time, Dream Roles showcases the dynamic melodies of Broadway's musical masters: Sondheim, Herman, Lloyd Webber, Menken and many more. Join Andrea as she pulls back the curtain and turns up the spotlight on her greatest theatrical inspirations along with a few surprises. There is a $35-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum. Special $69 Prix Fixe dinner on the 14th.


NYC: MICHAEL McCORRY ROSE & TIFFANY HAAS: CHEEK TO CHEEK: A BROADWAY ROMANCE

This Valentine's Day, on Friday, February 14th at 11:00 pm, Broadway's Michael McCorry Rose and Tiffany Haas, who regularly play opposite each other as Wicked's favorite romantic duo, Glinda and Fiyero, premiere their brand new show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). Cheek to Cheek, a fun and flirty evening featuring Broadway love songs, will feature cherished classics from landmark composers: Gershwin to Guettel and everything in between, including songs by some of New York's best new musical theater songwriters. Join us this Valentine's Day for an enchanted evening of romance on Broadway. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LILLIAS WHITE IN "A WOMAN ON LOVE" - A VALENTINE'S DAY BENEFIT CONCERT
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. opens the 47th season of inspirational, innovative and exciting stage productions with a special Valentine's Day concert starring the dynamic, award-winning singer/actress Lillias White in two performances of "A Woman On Love" on Friday, February 14th with shows at 7:00 & 10:00 pm at the LANGSTON HUGHES AUDITORIUM AT THE SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE (515 Malcolm X Boulevard, NYC - 212-582-5860). There will be a VIP Reception immediately following the second concert. Lillias White's amazing voice, powerful delivery and unique song styling has and continues to thrill and delight audiences in productions, including; headlining a talented cast in the Broadway production of "The Life", garnering the covetous Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk, and the Friends of New York award; and a powerful performance in "FELA!" for which she received a Tony nomination. Ms. White's has also received praise for the Broadway productions, Dreamgirls, Barnum, Cats, Rock 'N Roll! The First 5,000 Years, Once on This Island, Carrie, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Chicago. Her film and TV credits include a regular role on Sesame Street (for which she won an Emmy Award), the role of Bloody Mary in the PBS Great Performances presentation of South Pacific, Pieces of April, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the voice of the lead muse in the Disney's animated Hercules. Ms. White also performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic in a concert of works by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, George and Ira Gershwin celebrating the orchestra's 50th anniversary. White has appeared in concert at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and has toured internationally with her one-woman show "From Brooklyn to Broadway." Additionally, she was featured on the 1990 hit single "Rescue Me" by pop-icon Madonna. Tickets for "A Woman On Love" are on sale now at http://SmartTix.com ; $75.00 General Admission and $100.00 for the concert with the VIP Reception. EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER


NYC: CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 10th through 15th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Aimee has a culturally rich background (Dominican and French Gypsy) and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE

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


NYC: VALENTINE'S WEEK WITH RACHELLE FERRELL

Celebrate Valentine's Week at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday through Sunday, February 13th through 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm with vocalist Rachelle Ferrell. While Ferrell has a established fan base in the contemporary jazz scene, her unique visibility on the pop/urban contemporary scene has boosted her audience's interest in her overall breadth of work. She has made her mark as a crossover artist who's equally at home with urban contemporary pop, gospel, classical music and jazz. Ferrell has sung backup for Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams and George Duke to name a few. Her prolific songwriting abilities and ability to accompany herself on piano seem only to further her natural talent as a vocalist. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: MACY GRAY WITH VALENTINE'S SHOW AT THE IRIDIUM

Pop vocalist Macy Gray will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday, February 13th and Friday (Valentine's Day) February 14th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. The voice of Macy Gray is a wondrous thing. It can be as intimate as the wee small hours or as exciting as a packed nightclub; disarmingly sweet on one song, harsh and raspy on another. The obvious comparison is to the post-war Billie Holiday, but there are traces of other singers both legendary and little-known: Abbey Lincoln, Betty Davis, Nina Simone, Karen Dalton, Tina Turner. Yet in the end, Macy Gray sounds like no one but herself - within eight bars of any given song on her Epic debut album, 'On How Life Is', the voice is unmistakable. Over the course of ten tracks, Macy creates a musical melange of old-school soul, hip-hop, R&B, funk, and rock. She seems to shrug off format, genre, and market. Macy Gray has developed a loyal fan base and remains one of the most interesting women in pop! There is a $45-$200 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TIERNEY SUTTON BAND AT DIZZY'S

`1Five-time GRAMMY Award nominee Tierney Sutton and band perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 13th through 16th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Sutton is often described as a "singer's singer," but just as often (and more fittingly), she is described as a "musician's singer," who uses her voice like an instrument. The members of the Tierney Sutton Band, now widely respected as experienced masters of their craft, have been recording and touring together for over 20 years. Known for a democratic creative approach, the band recently earned a 2011 GRAMMY Award nomination for its collective group arranging. Their fearless song selection features timeless jazz standards, selections from musical theater, traditional American folk music, and the compositions of well-known and artistically respected artists like Joni Mitchell.There is a $40-$45 cover.


BOSTON: DAVE HOLLAND PRISM AT REGATTABAR

DAVE HOLLAND PRISM featuring Dave Holland, bass; Kevin Eubanks, guitar; Craig Taborn, piano & keyboards and Eric Harland, drums, will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, February 13th and Friday (Valentine's Day) February 14th at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. Over the course of a nearly five-decade career, bassist/composer Dave Holland has never stopped evolving, reinventing his concept and approach with each new project while constantly honing his instantly identifiable voice. A Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he studied from 1965-68, Holland has received honorary doctorates from Birmingham Conservatoire in England and both Boston's Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. He served as artistic director for the Banff Centre Jazz Workshop in Alberta, Canada for seven years in the 1980s and is currently an artist in residence at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Miami.


NEW ENGLAND: NORTH SHORE ACAPPELLA "I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU"

JM Productions and The Common Market Restaurant of Quincy, MA present North Shore Acappella "I Only Have Eyes For You" at THE COMMON MARKET RESTAURANT (110 Willard Street, Quincy, MA - 617-773-9532) on Friday, February 14th with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. For over 30 years North Shore Acappella has excited audiences throughout New England adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to songs from the 1940s through today. Every performance is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role a trait that very few Acappella groups in the country can claim. Tommy Duarte, Paul Lopes, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Straccia, and Guy Chiapponi bring this harmony to you. In 1991 North Shore Acappella won The National Harmony Sweepstakes in San Rafael, California. Defeating six other top finalists from across the country; the special art of delivering music without instrumental accompaniment is what North Shore Acappella is all about. The award-winning group offers a continuously fresh repertoire comprising hundreds of popular hits. All Seats are $20.00 in advance & $30.00 at the door.

BOSTON: VALENTINE'S DAY WITH CATHERINE RUSSELL

Catherine Russell brings her show 'Inside This Heart Of Mine' to SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was born in Panama, emigrated to New Orleans and then New York City, becoming a legendary pianist/ bandleader/ arranger/ composer, and Louis Armstrong's long-time collaborator and musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering bassist/ guitarist/ vocalist and holder of advanced degrees from Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music, who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Ruth Brown. Not surprisingly considering her pedigree, Catherine Russell is a one of a kind musician and vocalist. A graduate of American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Catherine has toured the world, performing and recording with David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash, Carrie Smith, and many others. In 2012, Catherine Russell won a Grammy Award for her appearance as a featured artist on the soundtrack album for the HBO TV seriesBoardwalk Empire. In 2013, Catherine was heard prominently on the soundtrack for the movie Kill Your Darlings, starring Daniel Radcliffe as a young Allen Ginsberg. Catherine's 5th album, Bring It Back will be released on February 11, 2014 on the Jazz Village label, a new imprint from Harmonia Mundi. Call for cover/minimum information.

TORONTO: JOHN ALCORN AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Award-winning vocalist John Alcorn performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, February 13th through 15th at 9:00 pm. He is joined by John MacLeod - trumpet, David Restivo - piano, Steve Wallace - bass, and Davide Direnzo - drums. Alsorn has been a musical mainstay on the Toronto scene since the mid-1990s, working in a wide spectrum of musical formats that run the range from small group settings to larger string and big band ensembles. Known for his heartfelt approach to lyrics and a sublime sense of swing, Alcorn has delivered his classy distinctive renditions of jazz standards and Great American Songbook classics from hundreds of the most prestigious bandstands and concert stages across Canada. There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: LET'S FALL IN LOVE: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY SINGS STREISAND, SONGBOOK CLASSICS, & MORE

Spend Valentine's Day with Tony-nominated singer/ actress/ songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway on Friday, February 14th at7:30 & 9:30 pm at the TERRACE THEATER - KENNEDY CENTER (2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC - 800-444-1324). Ann will be performing treasured love songs from the Great American Songbook, as well as a few of her own compositions. Songs will include "My Funny Valentine," "At Last," "People/Being Alive" from her award-winning show The Streisand Songbook, and a piece Ann composed that Barbra Streisand sang at her wedding: "I've Dreamed of You." The audience will also have a chance to give their own kiss to the night as they'll be invited to call out words and phrases for a love song Ann will compose on the spot. And, of course, as Ann likes to tell her audiences, "the holding of hands is strictly encouraged!" Tickets are $30.


D.C.: VALENTINE'S DAY WITH MARION MEADOWS

Saxophonist Marion Meadows appears at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) with special dinner/show performances on Friday, February 14th with shows at 7:00 & 10:00 pm. Marion Meadows is hiding something. Like a deft sleight-of-hand artist, there's always something up his sleeve - something he's not showing you outright - that ultimately reveals itself when the music starts. Somewhere in those mysterious spaces between the notes - at the convergence of melody, harmony and rhythm - the simple treasures and universal truths are laid bare for those whose ears and minds and hearts are open to discover them. Dinner/show $80 per person.


D.C.: VALENTINE'S DAY WITH AKUA ALLRICH

Akua Allrich will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800 - ) on Friday & Saturday, April 14th & 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Akua Allrich was educated at Howard University in the School of Fine Arts, where she studied jazz vocals. She was taught, coached and mentored by talented musicians such as world-renowned singer Kehembe V. Eichelberger, singer/drummer Grady Tate, and pianist Charles Covington. Her musical roots run deeply into blues, jazz and rhythm and blues. She also infuses her own work with elements of African genres and American soul. She sings in the many languages of contemporary jazz including Zulu, Xhosa, Portuguese, French, Spanish and English. Dinner/Show package: $70, show only $30.


MARYLAND: VALENTINE'S DAY WITH THE SOFTONES

Spend Valentine's Day with The Softones at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Friday, February 14th at 8:00 pm. In the early 1970's, Baltimore was a wellspring of soulful sound, and The Softones were at the forefront. Marvin Brown, Elton Lynch and Steve Jackson started singing in their early teen years, meeting at a talent show held at their local high school and by the time the young men were in their late teens The Softones had become recording artists. With Marvin as their lead singer The Softones' first recording was a local effort called "Any Street", which outsold The Jackson Five's ABC in the Baltimore/Washington area. Marvin, Elton and Steve continue to grace the stage, performing in the inimitable style unique to vocalists who really love classic R&B music. At the first note audiences will discover the powerful vocal qualities that turn The Softones songs into vivid, heart-felt expression. BB&J is please to feature a special Valentine's Day wine tasting from local Maryland vineyard Elk Run. There is a $25 cover.

FLORIDA: CLINT HOLMES AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Clint Holmes returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 11th through 15th at 8:30 pm. Clint Holmes is more than a singer. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. His first break came when Joan Rivers invited him to be her sidekick and announcer on the now defunct The Late Show. This was followed by a two-year stint on Entertainment Tonight for which he served as their musical feature and event correspondent, and later landed his own Emmy winning talk/variety show entitled, New York at Night. Among his various recordings are the Top Ten smash hit Playground In My Mind (My Name is Michael). $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only. Friday, VALENTINE'S DAY: $150 for prix fixe dinner & show.

INDIANAPOLIS: CHESTER GREGORY: THE EVE OF JACKIE, A TRIBUTE TO JACKIE WILSON

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169 - ) celebrates Black History Month with Broadway star Chester Gregory in his award-winning show 'The Eve of Jackie' on Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th at 8:00 pm. Gregory reveals the sometimes tragic side of the man who recorded over 50 hit singles from 1957-1975 from "Lonely Teardrops" to "(Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me) Higher and Higher" and inspired generations of entertainers from Elvis Presley to Al Green to Michael Jackson. Greggory's Broadway credits include Sister Act, Hairspray, and Dreamgirls, to name a few. Other credits include The Jackie Wilson Story, Hairspray the Movie and performing for Michael Jackson. There is a $25-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


CHICAGO: VALENTINE'S DAY AT PEGASUS WITH ANNE BURNELL

Anne Burnell and the Jazz All Stars, featuring Henry Johnson, guitar, Mark Sonksen, Bass, Ben "Jammin' Johnson, Drums, and Mark Burnell, Keyboards present at very special night of music at PEGASUS (130 South Halsted, Chicago, IL - 312-226-3377) on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14th from 8:00 pm to midnight. Anne Burnell, vocalist and Mark Burnell, pianist/vocalist, have been performing for years to national and international acclaim. From Les Trois Maillets and Le St. Nicholas in Paris and Cafe Katz and Media Cafe B&W in Amsterdam to New York's Judys* Chelsea and Don't Tell Mama, they have delighted audiences the world over with their unique jazz/pop and a cappella stylings. A staple on the Chicago scene, they have performed at some of the Windy City's top spots including Davenport's, and Park West and Drury Lane Water Tower Theatre with Chicago Cabaret Professionals. There is no cover.

PALM SPRINGS: LAINIE KAZAN AT THE COPA

Veteran of TV (Will & Grace, Beverly Hills 90210, St. Elsewhere, The Nanny), stage (Funny Girl, My Favorite Year), and screen (My Favorite Year, Red Riding Hood), Lainie Kazan performs at Palm Spring's latest nightspot, THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Saturday, February 13th through 16th at is a Tony and Golden-Globe nominated actress, singer, and recording artist, best known to audiences worldwide from her performance in the blockbuster film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Lainie's newest CD, "Lainie Kazan - In The Groove" was produced by Lainie, Jazz great David Benoit and Clark Germain. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: MAUDE MAGGART AT THE GARDENIA

Maude Maggart presents a brand-new show at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th at 9:00 pm. In addition to her outings at The Gardenia, Miss Maggart has held forth at The Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel in New York, attained national radio exposure by appearing with Garrison Keillor at the Town Hall broadcast of A Prarie Home Companion, charmed Keillor so much that he invited her to appear with him again at The Hollywood Bowl, appeared on the cover of Time Out New York, and was the recipient of the Time Out New York MAC Award for "Special Achievement in Cabaret," and the MAC Award for "Best Female Debut." In 2006, she made her Carnegie Hall debut with Michael Feinstein, sang with John Lithgow on his new children's CD, broke the summer attendance record at The Colony in Palm Beach, sang with jazz great Dick Haymes and his orchestra at the Oregon Jazz Festival, was listed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the top 100 Summer picks, and participated in the filming of Bob Downey's documentary on Kurt Weill. Miss Maggart premieres this show at The Gardenia prior to her upcoming engagement at Manhattan's Cafe Carlyle. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: BOBBI PAIGE & DREAMSTREET VALENTINES SHOW

The Bobbi Paige & DreamStreet Valentines Show will be presented at VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905 - ) on Friday, February 14th at 8:00 pm. Dream Street performs romantic and eclectic acoustic chamber jazz with great vocals, unique instrumentation and original material. Led by guitarist, songwriter and arranger Stan Ayeroff (Roger Daltrey, Heart, Oingo Boingo) and featuring vocalist Bobbi Page, one of the most recorded vocalists in town and violinist Sid Page, known for his work in Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks and currently known as the "all-terrain" concertmaster/soloist in the L.A studios, Dream Street is an innovative new contemporary music group dedicated to great songs, cool arrangements, and heartfelt performances. There is a $20 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: PAULA WEST IN EXTENDED RUN AT YOSHI'S

San Francisco based jazz vocalist Paula West will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) in a 4-week engagement opening on Thursday, February 13th, with shows running Thursday through Sunday, through March 9th. See website for showtimes. Known for her rich, powerful contralto voice, West will present an all-new show featuring an eclectic range of songs - from memorable jazz standards by Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart, to contemporary American classics by Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Accompanied by her four-piece band, West will take San Francisco audiences on a musical journey through the ages. Born into a Marine Corps family in San Diego, California, Paula West was initially exposed to classical music. It wasn't until college that West began listening to jazz singers such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn. After college, West moved to San Francisco, unsure of what she wanted to do with her life. Buying old records from thrift shops, she studied them and then began singing classes. As she became more secure in her talent, she ventured into jam sessions, places where an open mike gave her a chance to perform before an audience. It was at one of these sessions that she met a pianist who would join her in the climb to her own musical identity and her musical success. His name was Ken Muir, and he continues as her accompanist today. West went on to study with Faith Winthrop, developing her unique tone and delivery. She learned how to sustain a note without a vibrato, which is now almost a Paula West trademark. Tickets are $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: VALENTINE'S WEEKEND WITH IRMA THOMAS

Irma Thomas, the "Soul Queen of New Orleans," will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Irma has earned the reputation as one of America's most distinctive and classic singers Irma first achieved prominence with a string of 1960s hits including "Time Is On My Side" (later covered by the Rolling Stones), "It's Raining" and "Wish Someone Would Care", and toured extensively with her band, The Tornados. Upon returning to Louisiana in the 1970s, she built her reputation as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans," signing with Rounder in 1986. After surviving the destruction of her home and business by hurricane Katrina, she did After the Rain in 2006, which again earned her critical acclaim and won her a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Currently celebrating her 50th Anniversary, she has recently received an Offbeat Award, A Blues Music Award, Big Easy Award, and The Mo Jo Magazine of London England Legends Award and was chosen by NPR listeners and panel as "One Of The 50 Greatest Voices of All Time." A treasure who started during the golden age of soul music she remains as compelling and powerful today. There is a $29-$49 cover.

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LONDON: NATALIE DOUGLAS: FOUR WOMEN: NINA, LENA, ABBEY AND BILLIE

New York notable Natalie Douglas - a seven time MAC award winner, including one for Major Jazz Artist, a Back Stage Bistro Award Winner and a Nightlife Award Winner - returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 11th through 15th at 8:00 pm. Natalie returns following her sold out tribute here to Nina Simone, with a brand new show "Four Women: Nina, Lena, Abbey And Billie." A celebration of Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday, Natalie has created an exciting evening of songs connected with these dynamic, iconic women, who had a profound impact on each other and on the entire world. She shares their talent, grace, dignity, wit and emotional power. Honouring their spirit and their formidable achievements, she performs a selection of songs recorded by these legends, and tells their stories to delightful effect. Expect to hear "Can't Help Lovin' That Man", "Throw It Away", "God Bless The Child", and, of course, Nina Simone's legendary composition, "Four Women". Musical Director: Mark Hartman. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: DEBBIE GRAVITTE: 'DIRECT FROM BROADWAY'

American singer and Tony award-winning actress Debbie Gravitte, who made her Broadway debut in the original cast of They're Playing Our Song in 1979 will be appearing at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 11th through 16th at 8:30 pm. Debbie will perform her show 'Direct From Broadway'. Debbie has performed her cabaret act worldwide, from New York City's Rainbow and Stars, to London's Pizza In The Park, and back home again to Atlantic City, where she's had the honour to perform to the likes of Jay Leno and the legendary George Burns. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: BOBBIE HOROWITZ "GREAT SONG WRITERS UP CLOSE #2" AT THE MET
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Bobbie Horowitz presents presents "Great Song Writers Up Close #2" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, February 13th at 7:00 pm. Bobbie will hosts songwriters David Friedman; the late, Richard Whiting (through his granddaughter Debbi Whiting); and the late Sammy Timberg (through his daughter Pat Timberg). Performers include Eric Yves Garcia, Marissa Mulder, Stacy Sullivan, Victoria Rae Sook & David F. Slone • with possible surprise guests. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

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

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

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NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUESTS: TERRENCE MANN & CHARLOTTE D'AMBOISE
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Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. This week's Special Guest Stars: Terrence Mann & Charlotte d'Amboise. 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: CON AMOR, A VALENTINE CELEBRATION

Con Amor, A Valentine Celebration with Eddie Marrero and His Big Band Orchestra, will be held at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Valentines Eve,Thursday, February 13th at 7:00 pm. Celebrate with Eddie and his Orchestra as they bring Latin Heat to some of the greatest hit love songs from the Rat Pack era and beyond. Bert Price, Conductor; and special guests Robert Ima, Comedian; Broadway stars Brandi Massey (Wicked) and Quinn M. Bass (Swing!). A Timeless and Class Act. There is a $47.50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

"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: COCKTALES THE SHOW

CockTales the Show will be presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Thursdays, February 13th, 29th & 27th at 9:00 pm. The comedy show is an evening of outrageously funny adult cabaret. CockTales the Show features three fiercely talented performers singing your favorite tunes - with an R-rated twist. Instead of the garden-variety lyrics about love and the heart, Elizabeth Thorne, Whitney Bea, and Jakob Parker (backed up by a three-piece band) tell tales of dating's most naughty encounters. From online dating to one-night stands to transgender bars, no topic is taboo! There is a $48 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ANDREA MCARDLE - DREAM ROLES

Broadway's original Annie, Andrea McArdle, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with an all-new show "Dream Rolse". Performances are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, February 10th, 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th at 8:00 pm. This fresh musical outing celebrates the power and magic of performing "that great role." Lovers and liars, heroes and villains, elegant ladies and outrageous broads, there is nothing that excites the imagination more than watching a classic character come to vivid life on stage. In Dream Roles, Andrea brings her soaring vocals to some of the theatre's greatest roles, the roles she's loved, the roles she's played and the roles she's always dreamed of performing. At the same time, Dream Roles showcases the dynamic melodies of Broadway's musical masters: Sondheim, Herman, Lloyd Webber, Menken and many more. Join Andrea as she pulls back the curtain and turns up the spotlight on her greatest theatrical inspirations along with a few surprises. There is a $35-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum. Special $69 Prix Fixe dinner on the 14th.


NYC: A VERY BROADWAY VALENTINE'S DAY

On Thursday, February 13th at 9:30 pm, the eve of Valentine's Day, Kara Lindsay will present 'A VERY BROADWAY VALENTINE'S DAY' at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). Kara, currently starring in Disney's Newsies on Broadway, will be joined on-stage by her husband Kevin Massey (Memphis), Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), Ashley Spencer (Rock of Ages), Drew Gehling (On A Clear Day), Sara Jean Ford (The Phantom of the Opera), Kirsten Scott (Big Fish), musical director Benjamin Rauhala, and more Broadway couples to be announced in a celebration of Broadway romance, both on and off-stage. The evening will also feature bluegrass trio Shubert Alley, featuring Massey, his brother Patrick Massey, and Jamison Scott. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE NYU N'HARMONICS VALENTINE'S DAY SHOW

New York University's crazy a cappella group, the N'Harmonics, bring their riff-tastic, balls to the wall show to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Valentine's eve, Thursday, February 13th at 11:30 pm. With seriously tight harmonies, waterfall riffing, whistle tones that only dogs can hear, ungodly bass notes, and insane beat boxing, alongside a slew of other vocal acrobatics. Opening performance by Princeton's premier a cappella group, ROARING 20! There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink or $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 10th through 15th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Aimee has a culturally rich background (Dominican and French Gypsy) and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: VALENTINE'S WEEK WITH RACHELLE FERRELL

Celebrate Valentine's Week at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday through Sunday, February 13th through 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm with vocalist Rachelle Ferrell. While Ferrell has a established fan base in the contemporary jazz scene, her unique visibility on the pop/urban contemporary scene has boosted her audience's interest in her overall breadth of work. She has made her mark as a crossover artist who's equally at home with urban contemporary pop, gospel, classical music and jazz. Ferrell has sung backup for Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams and George Duke to name a few. Her prolific songwriting abilities and ability to accompany herself on piano seem only to further her natural talent as a vocalist. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: MACY GRAY WITH VALENTINE'S SHOW AT THE IRIDIUM

Pop vocalist Macy Gray will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday, February 13th and Friday (Valentine's Day) February 14th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. The voice of Macy Gray is a wondrous thing. It can be as intimate as the wee small hours or as exciting as a packed nightclub; disarmingly sweet on one song, harsh and raspy on another. The obvious comparison is to the post-war Billie Holiday, but there are traces of other singers both legendary and little-known: Abbey Lincoln, Betty Davis, Nina Simone, Karen Dalton, Tina Turner. Yet in the end, Macy Gray sounds like no one but herself - within eight bars of any given song on her Epic debut album, 'On How Life Is', the voice is unmistakable. Over the course of ten tracks, Macy creates a musical melange of old-school soul, hip-hop, R&B, funk, and rock. She seems to shrug off format, genre, and market. Macy Gray has developed a loyal fan base and remains one of the most interesting women in pop! There is a $45-$200 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TIERNEY SUTTON BAND AT DIZZY'S

Five-time GRAMMY Award nominee Tierney Sutton and band perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 13th through 16th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Sutton is often described as a "singer's singer," but just as often (and more fittingly), she is described as a "musician's singer," who uses her voice like an instrument. The members of the Tierney Sutton Band, now widely respected as experienced masters of their craft, have been recording and touring together for over 20 years. Known for a democratic creative approach, the band recently earned a 2011 GRAMMY Award nomination for its collective group arranging. Their fearless song selection features timeless jazz standards, selections from musical theater, traditional American folk music, and the compositions of well-known and artistically respected artists like Joni Mitchell.There is a $40-$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: KATE MCGARRY & THE KEITH GANZ DUO

Kate McGarry and husband, Guitarist Keith Ganz celebrate 10 years with Valentine's tour and new CD, stopping at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, February 13th at 8:00 pm. Grammy-nominated vocalist Kate McGarry, whose most recent release (2012's Girl Talk) scored top honors on many of last year's Best Of lists, Comes to Scullers to celebrate her first release for Sunnyside Records. Genevieve & Ferdinand, a live set which features McGarry's soaring vocals bolstered by Keith Ganz's melodic acoustic guitar stylings, spans a dazzling stylistic palette. A mix of original compositions and uniquely imaginative interpretations of songs written by the likes of Paul Simon, Todd Rundgren, James Taylor, Toninho Horta, Irving Berlin, and Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein, Genevieve & Ferdinand is McGarry's first duo project and highlights the special connection - musical and emotional - between the singer and her husband of 10 years. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.

BOSTON: DAVE HOLLAND PRISM AT REGATTABAR

DAVE HOLLAND PRISM featuring Dave Holland, bass; Kevin Eubanks, guitar; Craig Taborn, piano & keyboards and Eric Harland, drums, will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, February 13th and Friday (Valentine's Day) February 14th at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. Over the course of a nearly five-decade career, bassist/composer Dave Holland has never stopped evolving, reinventing his concept and approach with each new project while constantly honing his instantly identifiable voice. A Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he studied from 1965-68, Holland has received honorary doctorates from Birmingham Conservatoire in England and both Boston's Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. He served as artistic director for the Banff Centre Jazz Workshop in Alberta, Canada for seven years in the 1980s and is currently an artist in residence at the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Miami.


TORONTO: JOHN ALCORN AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Award-winning vocalist John Alcorn performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, February 13th through 15th at 9:00 pm. He is joined by John MacLeod - trumpet, David Restivo - piano, Steve Wallace - bass, and Davide Direnzo - drums. Alsorn has been a musical mainstay on the Toronto scene since the mid-1990s, working in a wide spectrum of musical formats that run the range from small group settings to larger string and big band ensembles. Known for his heartfelt approach to lyrics and a sublime sense of swing, Alcorn has delivered his classy distinctive renditions of jazz standards and Great American Songbook classics from hundreds of the most prestigious bandstands and concert stages across Canada. There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: MARION MEADOWS AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Marion Meadows performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Thursday, February 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Meadows is hiding something. Like a deft sleight-of-hand artist, there's always something up his sleeve - something he's not showing you outright - that ultimately reveals itself when the music starts. Somewhere in those mysterious spaces between the notes - at the convergence of melody, harmony and rhythm - the simple treasures and universal truths are laid bare for those whose ears and minds and hearts are open to discover them. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND.: ZOE AT BETHESDA BLUES

The multi-talented group of musicians known as ZOE will appear at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, February 13th at 7:30 pm, making its Bethesda Blues & Jazz debut. Since they burst onto the smooth jazz scene cradled deep in the heart of Philadelphia, listeners have been captivated by their soulful sound fueled by smooth funk, R&B and pure entertainment. The group includes Reggie Harris (saxophone), Cleveland Belin Jr. (keyboards), David Ferebee (drums), H. Maurice Fonville (bass), and Bolivar Guadalupe (percussion). Call for cover/minimum information.

FLORIDA: CLINT HOLMES AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Clint Holmes returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 11th through 15th at 8:30 pm. Clint Holmes is more than a singer. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. His first break came when Joan Rivers invited him to be her sidekick and announcer on the now defunct The Late Show. This was followed by a two-year stint on Entertainment Tonight for which he served as their musical feature and event correspondent, and later landed his own Emmy winning talk/variety show entitled, New York at Night. Among his various recordings are the Top Ten smash hit Playground In My Mind (My Name is Michael). $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only. Friday, VALENTINE'S DAY: $150 for prix fixe dinner & show.

CHICAGO: KT MCCAMMOND'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT KATERINA'S

Chicago-based vocalist KT McCammond's will present a Birthday Celebration at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592) on Thursday, February 13th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Musical guests planning to perform include Bob Moreen, Jeremy Kahn, Jim Cox and adding more all the time! Ms McCammond first came to Chicago in 1993 with a shiny new equity card and hopes of becoming a Musical theater sensation. Ooops!, Didn't happen. For the next several years, when she wasn't auditioning, she toured the country very successfully doing the "ear-prompter thing" as a narrator/presenter at trade shows. Then she discovered the Art of Cabaret! Thanks to the Chicago Cabaret Professionals she found a place where you sing from your heart, create your own brand and choose your own music! The perfect combination. She has appeared to acclaim at some of the city's premier venues including Maxim's, Davenport's, The Cultural Center, The Peninsula Hotel, the Royal George Theater, the Park West, and Drury Lane at Water Tower Place. There is a $10 cover.


PALM SPRINGS: LAINIE KAZAN AT THE COPA

Veteran of TV (Will & Grace, Beverly Hills 90210, St. Elsewhere, The Nanny), stage (Funny Girl, My Favorite Year), and screen (My Favorite Year, Red Riding Hood), Lainie Kazan performs at Palm Spring's latest nightspot, THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Saturday, February 13th through 16th at is a Tony and Golden-Globe nominated actress, singer, and recording artist, best known to audiences worldwide from her performance in the blockbuster film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Lainie's newest CD, "Lainie Kazan - In The Groove" was produced by Lainie, Jazz great David Benoit and Clark Germain. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: PAULA WEST IN EXTENDED RUN AT YOSHI'S

San Francisco based jazz vocalist Paula West will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) in a 4-week engagement opening on Thursday, February 13th, with shows running Thursday through Sunday, through March 9th. See website for showtimes. Known for her rich, powerful contralto voice, West will present an all-new show featuring an eclectic range of songs - from memorable jazz standards by Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart, to contemporary American classics by Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Accompanied by her four-piece band, West will take San Francisco audiences on a musical journey through the ages. Born into a Marine Corps family in San Diego, California, Paula West was initially exposed to classical music. It wasn't until college that West began listening to jazz singers such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn. After college, West moved to San Francisco, unsure of what she wanted to do with her life. Buying old records from thrift shops, she studied them and then began singing classes. As she became more secure in her talent, she ventured into jam sessions, places where an open mike gave her a chance to perform before an audience. It was at one of these sessions that she met a pianist who would join her in the climb to her own musical identity and her musical success. His name was Ken Muir, and he continues as her accompanist today. West went on to study with Faith Winthrop, developing her unique tone and delivery. She learned how to sustain a note without a vibrato, which is now almost a Paula West trademark. Tickets are $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: LEE DeWYZE AT YOSHI'S

American Idol 2010 winner Lee DeWyze performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Thursday, February 13th at 8:00 pm. Ironically, the vast majority of the hordes of fans he made during Season Nine have no idea that this powerful and expressive singer is at his core an uncommonly gifted and distinctive songwriter as well as an accomplished musician. DeWyze played guitar, piano, mandolin, banjo and drums during the recording sessions, during which he collaborated with renowned producer/songwriters Toby Gad, Drew Pearson, Matthew Wilder and Phil Allen, as well as mixer extraordinaire Jim Scott. Read more here. There is a $26 cover.


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LONDON: NATALIE DOUGLAS: FOUR WOMEN: NINA, LENA, ABBEY AND BILLIE

New York notable Natalie Douglas - a seven time MAC award winner, including one for Major Jazz Artist, a Back Stage Bistro Award Winner and a Nightlife Award Winner - returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 11th through 15th at 8:00 pm. Natalie returns following her sold out tribute here to Nina Simone, with a brand new show "Four Women: Nina, Lena, Abbey And Billie." A celebration of Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday, Natalie has created an exciting evening of songs connected with these dynamic, iconic women, who had a profound impact on each other and on the entire world. She shares their talent, grace, dignity, wit and emotional power. Honouring their spirit and their formidable achievements, she performs a selection of songs recorded by these legends, and tells their stories to delightful effect. Expect to hear "Can't Help Lovin' That Man", "Throw It Away", "God Bless The Child", and, of course, Nina Simone's legendary composition, "Four Women". Musical Director: Mark Hartman. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: DEBBIE GRAVITTE: 'DIRECT FROM BROADWAY'

American singer and Tony award-winning actress Debbie Gravitte, who made her Broadway debut in the original cast of They're Playing Our Song in 1979 will be appearing at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 11th through 16th at 8:30 pm. Debbie will perform her show 'Direct From Broadway'. Debbie has performed her cabaret act worldwide, from New York City's Rainbow and Stars, to London's Pizza In The Park, and back home again to Atlantic City, where she's had the honour to perform to the likes of Jay Leno and the legendary George Burns. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NEW ENGLAND: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURING LOUISE VAN AARSEN

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, February 12th the featured guest will be Louise Van Aarsen. Louise is a Dutch-born Boston-based Singer-Songwriter (by day a cancer research scientist). She recently celebrated the release of her impressive debut album "Destiny," an eclectic song collection co-produced by Rebecca Parris and backed by a stellar band of Boston's finest jazz musicians. Louise's original songs, poignant and touching lyrical stories, are receiving accolades in international songwriting contests, and she is currently working towards her second album. Besides her original compositions, she sings the jazz standards with a passion that makes them her own. Pianist for the show and the open mic is Paul McWilliams. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).

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NYC: JENNYLIND PARRIS ENCORE'S TRIBUTE SHOW TO CAROL BURNETT

Following three fantastic performances IN 2013, Jennylind Parris is doing an encore performance of her debut show: 'A Woman of Character: A Tribute To The Incomparable Carol Burnett' on Wednesday, February 12th at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) Jennylind is directed by multi-award winning director Gretchen Reinhagen and musically directed by multi-award winning musical director Tracy Stark. "A Woman of Character" will take audiences on a tour of Carol Burnett's illustrious career from "Once Upon A Mattress", and "Annie", to eleven years worth of musical numbers crossing all genres on the Carol Burnett Show, as well as variety specials, television appearances, movies, and even from her nightclub acts. The greatest thing about Ms. Burnett is that she is truly a woman of character and at the heart of this show is a desire to share the stories of her character with you. Jennylind Parris is a versatile singer, and comedic actress having performed across the country in a multitude of musicals. She starred in the award winning Off-Off Broadway production of "Where's Charley?". Having performed in-group shows at Don't Tell Mama's and The Duplex; With this show, Jennylind is making her solo debut. In addition to Musical Theatre; she also has a great gifting for Country, Pop/R&B, and Contemporary Christian music. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, Thank You For Being A Friend returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for its third limited-run engagement. Performances are Wednesdays 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 TBA. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ANDREA MCARDLE - DREAM ROLES

Broadway's original Annie, Andrea McArdle, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with an all-new show "Dream Rolse". Performances are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, February 10th, 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th at 8:00 pm. This fresh musical outing celebrates the power and magic of performing "that great role." Lovers and liars, heroes and villains, elegant ladies and outrageous broads, there is nothing that excites the imagination more than watching a classic character come to vivid life on stage. In Dream Roles, Andrea brings her soaring vocals to some of the theatre's greatest roles, the roles she's loved, the roles she's played and the roles she's always dreamed of performing. At the same time, Dream Roles showcases the dynamic melodies of Broadway's musical masters: Sondheim, Herman, Lloyd Webber, Menken and many more. Join Andrea as she pulls back the curtain and turns up the spotlight on her greatest theatrical inspirations along with a few surprises. There is a $35-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum. Special $69 Prix Fixe dinner on the 14th.


NYC: THE JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ SONGBOOK

The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook will be presented on Wednesday, February 12th at 9:30 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). Most recently seen in Off Broadway's Murder for Two, actor and Tony-nominated composer/ lyricist Jeff Blumenkrantz presents the world premiere of his song cycle MONTH UPON A TIME, featuring Michael McElroy, Kenita Miller, Julia Murney, Kate Wetherhead, and Jeff himself. MONTH UPON A TIME is a collection of twelve songs, each one representing a different month of the year, based on ideas Jeff collected from his Twitter and Facebook followers for the purpose of this song cycle. Subject matter ranges from Burning Man to Guy Fawkes Night to the dreaded Wedding Season, equal parts comedic, dramatic, and poignant. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: VICTORIA HUSTON-ELEM RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

A finalist in "The Callback" competition, Victoria Huston-Elem returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, February 12th at 11:30 pm, after her wildly successful cabaret debut in the fall. With a wink, she takes the audience through a series of romantic mishaps (from first kisses to OkCupid) with a hopeful eye on the future and as much honesty as possible. Featuring the music of Andrew Gerle, Cole Porter, Peter Mills, Lydia Benecke, and more, this evening of song and story will charm you right through Valentine's Day to the greatest American holiday known to man: February 15th - the day the un-sold candy goes on sale. Victoria has performed across the country with The Addams Family national tour, and been featured at prominent regional houses, including the Goodspeed Opera House, Riverside Theatre, and Syracuse Stage. Her Off-Broadway cast recording, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge, can be heard and purchased on iTunes and Amazon. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink or $20 food/drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: JUNIOR MANCE TRIO

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 12th features the Junior Mance Trio (Junior Mance, piano - Hide Tanaka, bass - Michi Fuji, violin). Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 10th through 15th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Aimee has a culturally rich background (Dominican and French Gypsy) and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: VALENTINE'S WEEK WITH NICOLE HENRY

Nicole Henrey celebrates Valentine's Week at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday & Wednesday, February 11th & 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Celebrate with Nicole as she sings some of her favorite songs about the power of passion, and the longing for love. Swinging and soulful, Ms. Henry weaves love songs from 1920s Gershwin, to 1960s Bacharach, to early 1980s soul, into a heart-felt, artistic statement, and a touching experience. Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Her repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary' standards, blues, and originals; while her accompaniment ranges from a simple jazz trio to a full big band. There is a $15-$25 cover.

NYC: ANDROMEDA TURRE AT THE IRIDIUM

ScoBar Entertainment presents Andromeda Turre at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, February 12th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Vocalist / Songwriter Andromeda Turre will be debuting her new collection of songs, "Kiss Me". Andromeda who currently stars in Sleep No More and does background vocals at Saturday Night Live, has toured 17 countries with her own band as well as being the last Raelette hired to sing background vocals for Ray Charles. An accomplished songwriter, she has released four albums, the last of which you can hear on various TV shows on MTV and VH1 in addition to playing in H&M, Bebe and Ab dercrombie & Fitch stores nationwide. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KENNY RAMPTON ORGAN OCTET AT DIZZY'S

The Kenny Rampton Organ Octet performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, February 12th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Trumpeter extraordinaire Kenny Rampton, known in part as a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Mingus Big Band, leads an all-star octet for one night only at Dizzy's. The group includes legendary blues guitarist and vocalist Bill Sims, fellow JLCO members Sherman Irby and Elliot Mason, saxophonist Donny McCaslin, and an inspired rhythm section of Brian Charette, Dan Stein, and Tony Mason. Expect to witness virtuosic musicianship channeled through a fusion of jazz, blues, and funk. This unique and still unrecorded octet features some of the best living soloists in jazz! There is a $30 cover.


BOSTON: LASZLO GARDONY QUARTET AT THE REGATTABAR

The Laszlo Gardony Quartet (Laszlo Gardony, piano, composer, arranger; Stan Strickland, vocals, saxophone, flute, bass clarinet; Yoron Israel, drums; and John Lockwood, bass) will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, February 12th at 7:30 pm. Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 25 countries. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Gardony has been called "a pianist worthy of praise within the highest pantheon of performers" by Jazz Review.com and "a great pianist" by Dave Brubeck. He has released 10 albums, leading groups that included Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, Jamey Haddad, Bob Moses, Yoron Israel, John Lockwood among others. Gardony has been living in Boston for the past thirty years, where he is a Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music. There is a $20 cover.

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

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


MARYLAND: DOORS WIDE OPEN AT BETHESDA BLUES

Doors Wide Open (Sax - Mathew Zavitz, Guitar - Matthew Walton, Drums - Derrick Simmons, Keys - Jerel Crockett, Bass - Jonathan Derricott) perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, February 12th at 7:30 pm. Performing jazz of all Dimensions: Jazz, Funk, and Fusion with a touch of R&B. Doors Wide Open will take you on a musical journey through time and genres of music that will leave you wanting more. There is a $10 cover.


FLORIDA: CLINT HOLMES AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Clint Holmes returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 11th through 15th at 8:30 pm. Clint Holmes is more than a singer. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. His first break came when Joan Rivers invited him to be her sidekick and announcer on the now defunct The Late Show. This was followed by a two-year stint on Entertainment Tonight for which he served as their musical feature and event correspondent, and later landed his own Emmy winning talk/variety show entitled, New York at Night. Among his various recordings are the Top Ten smash hit Playground In My Mind (My Name is Michael). $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only. Friday, VALENTINE'S DAY: $150 for prix fixe dinner & show.

LOS ANGELES: JANIS MANN & RAYMOND De FELITTA AT THE GARDENIA

Janis Mann and Raymond De Felitta perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesday, February 12th at 9:00 pm. A true jazz singer in the manner of Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, and Shirley Horn, Miss Mann possesses a rich timbre, flexibility, and range which often invites comparisons to Sarah Vaughan. A striking song stylist and fearless improviser, she often appears on stage with jazz legend Diane Schuur, and her latest CD, Celestial Anomaly, with pianist Kenny Werner, has been on the JazzWeek national radio charts for several months. Mr. De Felitta is an accomplished jazz pianist and independent filmmaker, whose work as a writer and director has been shown and honored around the world, including at the festivals in Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca (New York,) South By Southwest (Austin,) and Milan. His award-winning documentary about singer Jackie Paris, 'Tis Autumn, has toured festivals nationwide. City Island, which De Felitta wrote and directed, stars Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer, Steven Strait, and Alan Arkin, and premiered in the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the coveted Audience Award. His new film, Rob the Mob, is due out in March. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: NATALIE DOUGLAS: FOUR WOMEN: NINA, LENA, ABBEY AND BILLIE

New York notable Natalie Douglas - a seven time MAC award winner, including one for Major Jazz Artist, a Back Stage Bistro Award Winner and a Nightlife Award Winner - returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 11th through 15th at 8:00 pm. Natalie returns following her sold out tribute here to Nina Simone, with a brand new show "Four Women: Nina, Lena, Abbey And Billie." A celebration of Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday, Natalie has created an exciting evening of songs connected with these dynamic, iconic women, who had a profound impact on each other and on the entire world. She shares their talent, grace, dignity, wit and emotional power. Honouring their spirit and their formidable achievements, she performs a selection of songs recorded by these legends, and tells their stories to delightful effect. Expect to hear "Can't Help Lovin' That Man", "Throw It Away", "God Bless The Child", and, of course, Nina Simone's legendary composition, "Four Women". Musical Director: Mark Hartman. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: DEBBIE GRAVITTE: 'DIRECT FROM BROADWAY'

American singer and Tony award-winning actress Debbie Gravitte, who made her Broadway debut in the original cast of They're Playing Our Song in 1979 will be appearing at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 11th through 16th at 8:30 pm. Debbie will perform her show 'Direct From Broadway'. Debbie has performed her cabaret act worldwide, from New York City's Rainbow and Stars, to London's Pizza In The Park, and back home again to Atlantic City, where she's had the honour to perform to the likes of Jay Leno and the legendary George Burns. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, 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: THE YOUNG PRESIDENTS RECORD RELEASE PARTY

The Young Presidents perform at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Tuesday, February 11th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. They will be celebrating the release of their 'Coalition' CD (produced by Grammy winner Rob Fraboni of The Band, Eric Clapton & Rolling Stones fame and featuring guest artists Ivan Neville, Anton Fig, Blondie Chaplin, Corey Glover and more.) Featured are Mitch Kaneff & Jake Hertzog with Guests Blondie Chaplin, Adam Ezra, Rasul A-Salaam, Lee Finkelstein, Blues Brothers' Rusty Cloud & More. The event will feature an open bar and appetizers, and album takeaway. Call for cover/minimum information.


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 11th 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: THE SONGS OF SHAPIRO & CHRISTENSEN

Michael Shapiro and David Christensen will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, February 11th at 9:30 pm. They met on the border of Florida and Connecticut, graduated from the Boston Conservatory together and went on to complete the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writers Workshop. Following development of their work Cookies, the sordid story of an underground Girl Scout cookie Ponzi scheme, Shapiro & Christen are thrilled to be making their New York City debut at 54 Below. Joined by a host of their favourite Broadway performers singing their latest works from Cookies, It's a Wonderful World of Warcraft and many more. Featured in the cast: Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening); Laura Dreyfuss (Once); Alex Frohlinger (Soul Doctor); Monet Sabel (Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band); Alex Brightman (Wicked, Big Fish); Krista Pioppi (Spring Awakening); Kasie Gasparini (I Could Use a Drink); Jonathan Reid Gealt (Forward); Trent Mills and Katie Emerson. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: DARIUS SMITH WITH AMBER IMAN & MORE

Composer/ lyricist Darius Smith and some of his favorite chocolate Broadway folk will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, February 11th at 11:30 pm as part of the club's 'Late Night" series. You are promised a sweet night of new musical theatre. This collection of songs seamlessly blends great storytelling with decadent soul, haunting harmonies and even a touch of King Bey herself. Featuring Broadway vets Amber Iman (Soul Doctor), Cedric Neal (After Midnight), Tamika Sonja Lawrence (If/Then), Clinton Roane (Scottsboro Boys), and many more! There is a $15 cover plus 2 drinks or a $20 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 10th through 15th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Aimee has a culturally rich background (Dominican and French Gypsy) and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: VALENTINE'S WEEK WITH NICOLE HENRY

Nicole Henrey celebrates Valentine's Week at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday & Wednesday, February 11th & 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Celebrate with Nicole as she sings some of her favorite songs about the power of passion, and the longing for love. Swinging and soulful, Ms. Henry weaves love songs from 1920s Gershwin, to 1960s Bacharach, to early 1980s soul, into a heart-felt, artistic statement, and a touching experience. Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Her repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary' standards, blues, and originals; while her accompaniment ranges from a simple jazz trio to a full big band. There is a $15-$25 cover.

NYC: GREGORY GENERET AT THE IRIDIUM

ScoBar Entertainment presents Gregory Generet at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, February 11th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Generet worked for 30 years in television as a post-production editor. Three Emmy Awards and some years later Generet found himself artistically unfulfilled. The desire to hone his craft as a singer became the main goal in his life. Carefully listening to and studying the great jazz players/singers for years was an education, as well as spending time in clubs. An easy rapport with other artists when out listening to them, enabled him to form friendships with many renowned musicians, some of whom he has been working with over the last few years. Pianist, producer and arranger, Onaje Allan Gumbs produced his debut CD, "(re)generet-ion". The leap happened organically. By the time he put out his first CD, he was already way ahead of the pack. He was hatched fully grown, changing styles along the way. He emerged onto the scene a mature, elegant artist. Exploring the theme of romance, Generet added his unique style to some well-known standards. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ULYSSES OWENS AT DIZZY'S

Ulysses Owens and his band - With Ulysses Owens, drums; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Michael Dease, trombone; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Christian Sands, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass (2/10 only); and Matthew Rybicki, bass (2/11 only) - will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday & Tuesday, February 10th & 11th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. In just the past few years, Ulysses Owens, Jr. has performed at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with artists including Christian McBride, Steve Wilson, Mulgrew Miller, and Steve Nelson. One of the most high-profile sidemen, this GRAMMY Award winner and DownBeat Rising Star now takes the lead role in celebration of his new CD, Onward & Upward. While his previous release featured originals and iconic jazz tunes by artists like Wayne Shorter and Lee Morgan, his upcoming release will expand the repertoire to include artists such as The Stylistics, Prince, and Michael Jackson. Check out these sets for some no-frills performances by some of the most ambitious and in-demand musicians of their generation, including two of Wynton Marsalis' picks for "Who's Got Next" in jazz. There is a $30 cover.

BOSTON: DAVID NEVES CD RELEASE PARTY: "PROGRESS REPORT"

David Neves will hold a CD Release Party for his new recording "Progress Report" at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Tuesday, February 11th at 8:00 pm. At 24 years old, David Neves is one of the most active and exciting trumpet players in Boston's jazz scene. During his time at the Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, Neves has studied and performed with some of the most sought-after musicians in jazz, including Jason Moran, Miguel Zen•n, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, and Ralph Alessi. David has performed throughout the United States as well as internationally, and in 2010 traveled to Sydney, Australia, where he was the winner of the International Trumpet Guild's Jazz Solo Competition. 2014 will mark the release of Neves' debut album Progress Report, which features an eclectic mix of all-original music performed by some of the finest young musicians in Boston and New York. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.


TORONTO: FERN LINDZON AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

JUNO Award nominee Fern Lindzon will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00 pm. From Jobim to Norma Winstone, with stop-overs in Brazil, Eastern Europe and on Basin Street, Fern's highly original arrangements fly gracefully on the winds of contemporary jazz. Fern Lindzon, is joined by saxophonist Chris Gale, bassist George Koller and drummer Nick Fraser. There is a $15 cover.


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.


D.C.: DANILO PEREZ: PANAMA 500 "CD RELEASE PARTY"

Danilo Perez will present a Panama 500 "CD Release Party" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday & Wednesday, February 11th & 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. On the 500th anniversary of Vasco Nunez de Balboa's discovery of the Pacific, Danilo Perez and his band will play a night of music inspired by the world's largest ocean. The piece combines traditional folkloric, jazz and classical elements with creative improvisation. Perez, who first came to international attention as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's band, has been an acclaimed bandleader for two decades, fusing his Central American musical upbringing with the influences of Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and other jazz masters. Call for cover/minimum information.

FLORIDA: CLINT HOLMES AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Clint Holmes returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 11th through 15th at 8:30 pm. Clint Holmes is more than a singer. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. His first break came when Joan Rivers invited him to be her sidekick and announcer on the now defunct The Late Show. This was followed by a two-year stint on Entertainment Tonight for which he served as their musical feature and event correspondent, and later landed his own Emmy winning talk/variety show entitled, New York at Night. Among his various recordings are the Top Ten smash hit Playground In My Mind (My Name is Michael). $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only. Friday, VALENTINE'S DAY: $150 for prix fixe dinner & show.

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: NATALIE DOUGLAS: FOUR WOMEN: NINA, LENA, ABBEY AND BILLIE

New York notable Natalie Douglas - a seven time MAC award winner, including one for Major Jazz Artist, a Back Stage Bistro Award Winner and a Nightlife Award Winner - returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 11th through 15th at 8:00 pm. Natalie returns following her sold out tribute here to Nina Simone, with a brand new show "Four Women: Nina, Lena, Abbey And Billie." A celebration of Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday, Natalie has created an exciting evening of songs connected with these dynamic, iconic women, who had a profound impact on each other and on the entire world. She shares their talent, grace, dignity, wit and emotional power. Honouring their spirit and their formidable achievements, she performs a selection of songs recorded by these legends, and tells their stories to delightful effect. Expect to hear "Can't Help Lovin' That Man", "Throw It Away", "God Bless The Child", and, of course, Nina Simone's legendary composition, "Four Women". Musical Director: Mark Hartman. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: DEBBIE GRAVITTE: 'DIRECT FROM BROADWAY'

American singer and Tony award-winning actress Debbie Gravitte, who made her Broadway debut in the original cast of They're Playing Our Song in 1979 will be appearing at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, February 11th through 16th at 8:30 pm. Debbie will perform her show 'Direct From Broadway'. Debbie has performed her cabaret act worldwide, from New York City's Rainbow and Stars, to London's Pizza In The Park, and back home again to Atlantic City, where she's had the honour to perform to the likes of Jay Leno and the legendary George Burns. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: THIRD LONDON CABARET AWARDS AT THE LOST THEATRE, VAUXHALL

The third London Cabaret Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at LOST THEATRE, VAUXHALL (208 Wandsworth Rd, London SW8 2JU) at 7:30 pm. The London Cabaret Awards are an annual celebration of cabaret, variety and circus arts and a rare opportunity for the industry to gather together and spread the glitter. The shortlist of nominees has now been announced by the LCA 2014 Judges. CLICK HERE to find out who was nominated in each of the 11 categories judged this year. Voting is now open for the Audience Award and Unsung Hero Award via LondonCabaretAwards.co.uk . The LCA 2014 ceremony will be compered by acerbic drag queen extraordinaire Myra DuBois and feature performances from variety show The Tom Show and musical comedy from Tamar Broadbent, among others (TBC). Limited tickets for the ceremony and champagne reception are available to the public via http://www.paullmartin.com

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

The Diane Marino Quartet will make their debut performance at "Musical Mondays" at the elegant LE CIRQUE CAFE (151 East 58th Street, NYC - 212-644-0202) on Monday, February 10th at 8:00 pm. They will perform an evening of classic Jazz standards and beautiful Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba. The quartet features Diane Marino: Piano/Vocals; Harry Allen : Sax; Frank Marino : Bass; Alvin Atkinson: Drums. There is now cover charge. Jackets are kindly suggested for gentlemen, but not required.


NYC: ANDREA MCARDLE - DREAM ROLES

Broadway's original Annie, Andrea McArdle, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with an all-new show "Dream Rolse". Performances are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, February 10th, 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 14th & 15th at 8:00 pm. This fresh musical outing celebrates the power and magic of performing "that great role." Lovers and liars, heroes and villains, elegant ladies and outrageous broads, there is nothing that excites the imagination more than watching a classic character come to vivid life on stage. In Dream Roles, Andrea brings her soaring vocals to some of the theatre's greatest roles, the roles she's loved, the roles she's played and the roles she's always dreamed of performing. At the same time, Dream Roles showcases the dynamic melodies of Broadway's musical masters: Sondheim, Herman, Lloyd Webber, Menken and many more. Join Andrea as she pulls back the curtain and turns up the spotlight on her greatest theatrical inspirations along with a few surprises. There is a $35-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum. Special $69 Prix Fixe dinner on the 14th.


NYC: JOSHUA HENRY - THIS IS THE LOVE

Get in the mood for Valentine's Day with soulfully spun arrangements of Broadway love songs, standards and original tunes, in "This is the Love", performed by Joshua Henry, star of Broadway's Porgy and Bess, The Scottsboro Boys and American Idiot at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, February 10th at 9:30 pm.. As a follow-up to his sold out "Soul Weakness" concert, this Tony Award nominee shares unique renditions that blend the current with the classic, in his 54 Below debut. There is a $30-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: LOVE SONGS AT 54 BELOW

Love Songs at 54 Below will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, February 10th at 11:30 pm as part of the club's 'Late Night" series. The show celebrating a night of love and new musical theater with best and brightest performers and composers in New York City. The night will feature original songs by Alexander Sage Oyen, Will Buck, Lauren Marcus, Drew Overcash, Zoe Sarnak, and Georgia Stitt. Featuring: Alex Brightman, Max Crumm, Ariana DeBose, Joanna Howard, Siri Howard, Lauren Marcus, Jessica Mortellaro, Taylor Noble, Krista Pioppi,•Max Quinlan, Krysta Rodriguez, Taylor Sorice, Stephanie Turci, and Natalie Weiss.• A portion of the proceeds will go straight to the V-Day Foundation, V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ARI GOLD AT JOE'S PUB

After being knighted by the Imperial Court of New York, Billboard Top 10, Independent Music Award Winner and 3x Outmusic "Visionary Award" recipient, Sir Ari Gold returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) for one night, on Monday, February 10th at 9:30 pm to perform songs from his remixed retrospective PLAY MY F**KN REMIX - spanning 15 years - including his #1 Logo video hits (more than any artist on the network). Ari says has performed at festivals, stadiums, theaters, dance clubs, coffee houses and dive bars all over the world and nothing compares to the times he's performed at Joe's Pub over the last 15 years. He concludes: "No matter if I perform with dancers, singers, a band, jazz trio or just a piano, the vibe at Joe's Pub is such that before I even get on the stage, they get and appreciate the kind of queer, pop, Jewy, theatrical, 4th generation lower east side artist I am." There is a $25 cover.

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: CHRISTINA BIANCO'S BIRTHDAY BASH

After her triumphant appearance on "The Ellen Degeneres Show," Christina Bianco returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, February 10th at 7:00 pm. It will be a celebratory evening of music, divas and impressions, in honorof her birthday! Join Christina and musical director Brad Simmons for a party-of-a-show, with all new material including songs, sketches and surprise special guests! After a video impersonating 19 superstars singing "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" went viral (over 4 million hits), Bianco has been traveling the world with her acclaimed one-woman show, recently completing a sold-out run at London's Hippodrome. Praised for her work in Forbidden Broadway and Newsical The Musical, Bianco's versatile vocals and celebrity impressions entertain and connect with audiences of all ages. Christina received a Drama Desk award nomination for her work in Forbidden Broadway, Goes To Rehab, and originated the role of Dora in the long-running national tour of Dora The Explorer Live, including a sold-out run at Radio City Music Hall. Her New York credits include: Raffi On Broadway (Gershwin Theatre), Forbidden Broadway Dances With The Stars and Tony and Tina's Wedding (Tina). A MAC award nominated cabaret artist, Christina performed weekly in an unprecedented eight-month run of 11 O'Clock Numbers at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. She has performed her acclaimed solo show, Diva Moments, to sold out crowds at Birdland in NYC, in Chicago & Baltimore, on various cruise lines and recently at London's Hippodrome. Christina frequently performs in concert as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She has also sung with R&B star Deborah Cox, guest starred on "The Jerry Lewis Telethon" and performed on NBC's "The Today Show." There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND
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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: INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT AT THE BLUE NOTE

International Guitar Night will be held at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, February 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The International Guitar Night (IGN) is the world's premier touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. For each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets, and quartets that highlight the dexterity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. Brian founded IGN in 1995 as a forum for the world's finest guitarists/ composers to play their latest original songs and share musical ideas and talent with their peers. This year IGN's North American tour features Pino Forastiere, Mike Dawes, Quique Sinesi and Brian Gore. There is a $15-$25 cover.


NYC: HILARY KOLE AT THE IRIDIUM

ScoBar Entertainment presents Hilary Kole at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday, February 10th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Vocalist Hilary Kole's current release "You Are There," (Justin Time/JVC Japan) is a compilation of piano and vocal duets with some of the greatest artists in the history of jazz piano including Dave Brubeck, the late Hank Jones and many more. It is a follow-up to her debut recording produced by John Pizzarelli, "Haunted Heart" (Justin Time) which was released to critical acclaim in April of 2009, winning the Gold Disc Award in Japan, and receiving 4 stars in Downbeat Magazine. Both recordings are testaments to Hilary's musicianship and versatility as an artist in a career that started in a slightly different vein: Hilary Kole youngest performer at RAINBOW ROOM circa 1998. After studying composition at Manhattan School of Music, Hilary began performing as a vocalist at the legendary Rainbow Room as the youngest singer ever to grace the stage. Throughout the world Hilary has headlined at the Umbria Jazz Festival, The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Nairn Jazz Festival in Scotland, and the Cotton Club and Blue Note in Japan. She also travels the country performing an orchestral show with pops orchestras. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ULYSSES OWENS AT DIZZY'S

Ulysses Owens and his band - With Ulysses Owens, drums; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Michael Dease, trombone; Gilad Hekselman, guitar; Christian Sands, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass (2/10 only); and Matthew Rybicki, bass (2/11 only) - will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday & Tuesday, February 10th & 11th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. In just the past few years, Ulysses Owens, Jr. has performed at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with artists including Christian McBride, Steve Wilson, Mulgrew Miller, and Steve Nelson. One of the most high-profile sidemen, this GRAMMY Award winner and DownBeat Rising Star now takes the lead role in celebration of his new CD, Onward & Upward. While his previous release featured originals and iconic jazz tunes by artists like Wayne Shorter and Lee Morgan, his upcoming release will expand the repertoire to include artists such as The Stylistics, Prince, and Michael Jackson. Check out these sets for some no-frills performances by some of the most ambitious and in-demand musicians of their generation, including two of Wynton Marsalis' picks for "Who's Got Next" in jazz. There is a $30 cover.

TORONTO: JAZZ.FM91 COMPOSERS SERIES: ADAM MAKOWICZ

JAZZ.FM91 presents The Composers Series, at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299). The series will feature local and international artists paying tribute to some of the greatest composers and songwriters of all time. Adam Makowicz, master of improvisation and a piano virtuoso, presents a "Tribute to Gershwin" on Monday, February 10th at 8:30 pm. Additional Dates in this Series: Tuesday, February 25th: Amy McConnell and Sam Broverman: "Tribute to Johnny Mercer" Tickets for the Jazz.FM91 Composers Series are $40 each, and Series Subscriptions are available for $135, with special discounts for students and JAZZ.FM91 Members. For full concert details and to purchase tickets or Series Subscriptions, call 416-595-0404. To reserve seating for dinner please phone Jazz Bistro, call: 416-363-5299 (JAZZ)


D.C.: CHRIS VADALA AT BLUES ALLEY

One of the country's foremost woodwind artists, Chris Vadala, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, February 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Vadala is recognized as the Director of the Jazz Studies program at the University of Maryland, along with his long tenure as the standout woodwind artist for Chuck Mangione.  Chris has performed with the most recognized names in Jazz and is among the most sought after clinicians in the country. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

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LONDON: JULIE ROSS - DON'T ASK THE LADY

Julie Ross appears at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, February 10th at 8:00 pm with her show "Don't Ask The Lady". It is a unique one-woman show, celebrating the creative spirit of 20th century female songwriters, whose talent, tenacity and determination overcame obstacles in a field where many were discouraged - it was simply not considered 'women's work'. Through Julie Ross' own "special blend of humorous and touching cabaret", you'll discover rarely heard gems and popular classics by the likes of Dorothy Fields, Edith Piaf, Joni Mitchell, Dillie Keane and many more, as well as hear the stories of how these great and wonderful songs came to life. Julie began her career in Australia, appearing in musicals such as Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, and television soap operas Young Doctors and Sons & Daughters. Since arriving in the UK, her theatre credits have included leading roles in South Pacific, Company, Follies, Be my Baby and Little Me. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: PAUL L MARTIN PRESENTS GEMMA LOUISE ZIRFAS: "THE CONFESSIONAL"

Paul L Martin Presents Gemma Louise Zirfas in "The Confessional" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday, February 10th at 8:30 pm. In this self-deprecating look at life and love in today's fast paced society Gemma Louise Zirfas offers an honest portrait of how life doesn't always turn out the way you presumed it would. Funny, affectionate and at times tear jerkingly honest. A fine singer who combines both soaring vocals and comedic timing with a loveable disposition ... you'll leave feeling uplifted and wondering who you know that you can introduce her to. A must see for anyone who has endured the world of internet dating and still managed to hold onto the hope of one day finding true love. Call for cover/minimum information.


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