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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
FEBRUARY 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR February 17, 2014 THROUGH February 23, 2014


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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 - 212-757-0788) with a new show, 'As Time Goes By: My Memories of the Movies'. Performances are Sunday, February 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: SUNDAY NOON OPEN MIC AT THE MET

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


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 23rd 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: MEGAN WORTHY DUO

Megan Worthy will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, February 23rd at 12:30 pm as part of the clubs Young Artist Brunch Series. Megan was born into a musical household. From an early age she was inspired by her father, Toronto musician Martin Worthy of the Porkbelly Futures. Her love of music has led her to write, record and perform original music and share the stage with a variety of artist including Jim Cuddy and the Porkbelly Futures. Recently, she recorded a single with Turkey based EDM artist DJ Tarkan, creating an international pop song that has been making waves online. As a classically trained pianist and vocalist, her eclectic influences range form jazz greats Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis to contemporary artists Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse and Adele. Currently Megan is playing with local band Edgewater Hotel who are currently in the studio recording as well as planning a cross-country tour to follow. Megan can also be seen playing folk, jazz and soul music around Toronto with another emerging artist, friend and cowriter Kayla Crosby. A life long student of music, Megan is about to graduate Humber College Contemporary Jazz Program and is looking forward to the many opportunities and projects in the coming year. No cover.

LOS ANGELES: BROADWAY BRUNCH AT DON'T TELL MAMA

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

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NYC: PEGGY KING AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Vocalist Peggy King, one of the best-loved stars of TV's Golden Age, as well as stage, screen and nightclubs, continues her amazing resurgence after nearly a 30-year absence, with a series of performances at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), accompanied by musical director Andy Kahn on piano. Performances are scheduled for Sunday, February 23rd at 4:00 pm; Sunday, March 16th at 12:00 noon; Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 pm; and Tuesday, June 10th at 7:00 pm. Peggy was re-discovered last year in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO film "Behind the Candelabra," in which Michael Douglas and Matt Damon watch a lengthy 1955 video clip of Peggy singing "When Liberace Winks at Me," accompanied by the real Liberace on piano. It also became a popular YouTube video and is included on the Elektra soundtrack album. Peggy King has worked in films and television with nearly every star imaginable, from Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme (with whom she co-starred on a 50s TV series) to Sammy Davis, Jr. and Andre Previn, and her dozens of recordings through the years show just why she remains a favorite of America's finest composers and lyricists. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ELIZABETH HAYDEN: SWINGIN' THE BLUES AWAY

After a 20-year absence from the cabaret stage, Elizabeth Hayden returns to share her love of all things musical with her show "Swingin' the Blues Away" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. Her last cabaret act was at the Cinegrill, in Los Angeles' Roosevelt Hotel in 1994. A native New Yorker, Liz has lived in Los Angeles for the past 20 years where she's worked as a casting director, producer, actress, set designer, raised three daughters, and five years ago graduated magna cum laude from college with a degree in interior design/architecture. Prior to that, Liz lived in Manhattan, where in the 80's she & her husband Jeff Passero ran the Music Room Cabaret at the Horn of Plenty Restaurant in Greenwich Village. She performed her cabaret act there on numerous occasions, while she worked throughout the tri-state area as a vocalist for Stephen Scott Orchestras and the Larry King Orchestra. With Larry King, she was the New Year's Eve headliner for several years at both the Regency & Drake Hotels. She has been the featured entertainment at fundraisers for the American Cancer Society and Seattle Repertory Theatre, as well as at private functions everywhere from New York to Florida to Los Angeles! As an actress, her greatest love has always been musical theatre, starring in shows from New Hampshire to New York to Florida to Los Angeles! In 2012, Liz was an invited fellow at the Eugene O'Neill Cabaret Conference, where she worked with Barry Kleinbort, Penny Fuller, incredible musical directors and musicians (some of whom are with her tonight,) and she had the chance to share the stage with legends such as Marilyn Maye, Amanda McBroom, and Loni Ackerman! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "OSCAR-WINNING SONGS" WITH DENNIS SPRICK

Vocalist Dennis Sprick and pianist Jimmy Horan, both members of the NYC Gay Men's Chorus, will present their show "Oscar-Winning Songs" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, February 23rd at 4:30 pm. From "Lullaby of Broadway" to "Skyfall," enjoy a merry and melodic survey of Academy Award-winning songs. Special guest is Miss Claudia J. Pierre. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MEN I'VE HAD (I'M NOT SORRY) TATUM KENNEY

Tatum Kenney presents a stream of consciousness narrative interspersed with music in her show 'Men I've Had (I'm Not Sorry)' at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. Tatum Kenney sings and Facebooks about dating, dying alone and salting her Ben and Jerry's ice cream with her own tears. (But really don't hold her to this because she does whatever and whoever she feels like.) There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED RETURNS

A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. The show features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Past special guests have included original Sondheim cast members such as Len Cariou, Victoria Mallory, Donna McKechnie & Chip Zien - so you never know who might drop in. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore! Come join the party! Special Guests: Teri Ralston (Company's original Jenny, A Little Night Music's original Mrs. Nordstrom), and Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd's original Johanna).•Featuring: Jim Brochu, Harris Doran, Trent Armand Kendall, Jeannie Lehman, Julie Reiber, Brian Charles Rooney, Lisa Sabin, Lucia Spina, Gabrielle Stravelli and Jessica Vosk. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NEW SUNDAYS MONTHLY AT 54 BELOW

New Sundays returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, February 23rd at 9:30 pm. With New Sundays, 54 Below salutes some of the most exciting artists writing for the musical theatre today. This month, 54 Below is delighted to welcome special guest Charles Strouse (Applause, Annie, Bye, Bye Birdie) to their celebrated songwriter's series! Charles will be presenting some of his most cherished work from behind the piano, as will two other brilliant composers - Amanda Green (High Fidelity, Hands on a Hardbody), and Steve Marzullo (Somedays, Show Some Beauty). Look for performances from Annie Golden, Van Hughes, Terri Klausner, Kenita Miller, Ric Ryder & Sally Wilfert. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ERIN MARKEY: THERE'S A NEW EMERGENCY CONTACT IN TOWN

Erin Markey returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Sunday, February 23rd at 9:00 pm with more original music and more original feelings. Erin creates an at once riotous and unexpectedly moving performance about figuring out who you might be. Collaborating with Tony-nominated Kenny Mellman (Julie Ruin, Kiki and Herb, Our Hit Parade) on original songs like "Hurricane Sandy" and Psoriasis Ellen" and prismatic covers of Usher, Jewel and Hall & Oates, Erin Markey guides the audience through the frailties of midwestern family life and salvation by Bible Belt Christians, leotards, and the terror of Dads. Erin is currently an artist in residence at BAX, developing a surrealist musical comedy called "A Ride on The Irish Cream." As an actress, Markey is a company member of Obie Award winning Half Straddle, has performed with Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, and starred in Tennessee Williams' Green Eyes, receiving Boston's Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance. There is a $15 cover.


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 Sundaysin March 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.


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

David Kenney's EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, is usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, January 26th, David features the music of Jane Harvey. You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for this show and future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .


NYC: THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY FEATURING VOCALIST HILARY GARDNER

Birdland's very own jazz quartet hits the stage at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) most Sundays at 6:00 pm to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics! This quartet features John Hart (Guitar), Paul Gil (bass), Carmen Intorre (Drums) & Jon Davis (Piano). This week's special guest vocalist is Hilary Gardner. 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: PATRICIA BARBER AT THE BLUE NOTE

Patricia Barber will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, February 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. From her early days leading a jazz trio in small Chicago nightclubs, Patricia Barber has drawn extravagant accolades. The praise came at first from local writers, impressed by her unique arrangements and coolly composed piano improvisations. As she added vocals to her repertoire, the praise poured in from national reviewers intoxicated by her recordings. And when (after years of international touring) she began to focus on her own compositions, kudos arrived from new fans, besotted by her lapidary lyrics and her often indelible imagery. Since Barber doesn't consider herself a poet - and since she didn't want to be a jazz pianist in the first place - you'd have to say things turned out pretty well. There is a $20-$30 cover.

NYC: RENEE ROSNES QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Renee Rosnes Quartet (Renee Rosnes, piano; Steve Nelson, vibes; Peter Washington, bass; and Lewis Nash, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 20th through 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. One of the premiere pianists and composers of her generation, Renee Rosnes has toured and recorded with legendary musicians James Moody, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson and the SFJAZZ Collective. She frequently performs in a two-piano setting with acclaimed pianist and husband Bill Charlap, and is also currently a member of the Ron Carter Quartet. Rosnes' other honors include four JUNO Awards (the Canadian GRAMMY), as well as being named SOCAN's 2003 Composer of the Year. Her compositions have been recorded and performed by JJ Johnson, Phil Woods, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra among others. A New York City staple for years, every member of her all-star quartet has an equally impressive resume. The repertoire will include Rosnes' originals, plus a combination of classics and pieces by such artists as Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and Billy Strayhorn. Come find out why these musicians are some of the most in-demand players in jazz today. There is a $35-$45 cover.


NEW JERSEY: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION"

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment in the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, February 23rd, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960). Performers include Jeff Macauley, The Ted and Lo Show and Rosemary Loar. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Julia Maskin. "Music at the Mansion" is a series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano. Seating begins at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 for reservations.

D.C.: KIM WATERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Kim Waters will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, February 20th through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kim has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in the music business. For close to two decades the saxophonist, composer and producer has been one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a beacon of light in contemporary jazz. He has garnered praise from critics and fans alike, amassing record sales of over a million albums and ranks among the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. Kim Waters' music has fine-tuned the perfect combination of sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion and technique and soulfulness. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: MAIMOUNA YOUSSEF LIVE WITH SPECIAL GUEST JEFF BRADSHAW

Maimouna "Mumu Fresh" Youssef will perform for one night only at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Sunday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. Maimouna is a seasoned Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and emcee whose lush spirit filled vocals could bring you to tears while still being able to spit raps with the top emcees in the game. This young starlet has swapped musical licks with the likes of Angelique Kidjo, Femi Kuti, Nas, Dead Prez, Will Downing, Cody ChesnuTT, Martin Luther, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli. In addition, she has traveled world wide as a supporting vocalist for legends such as Lalah Hathaway, Zap Mama, The Roots and Common. Maimouna has rocked the stages of many renowned venues such as Denver Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater, New York City's Legendary Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Center, Carter Barron Amphitheater as well as international festivals and venues such as Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival, South Africa's Cape Town Jazz Festival and the legendary New Africa Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria. There is a $20 cover.


MARYLAND: DAVID SANCHEZ AT BETHESDA BLUES

David Sanchez will appear at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, February 23rd at 7:30 pm. Sanchez began playing percussion and drums at age 8 before migrating to tenor saxophone four years later. While a student at the prestigious La Escuela Libre de Musica in San Juan, he also took up soprano and alto saxophones as well as flute and clarinet. The bomba and plena rhythms of Puerto Rico, along with Cuban and Brazilian traditions, were among the biggest influences on Sanchez's early taste in music. In 1986 Sanchez enrolled at the Universidad de Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, but the pull of New York was irresistible. By 1988 he had auditioned for and won a music scholarship at Rutgers University in New Jersey. With such close proximity to New York City, Sanchez quickly became a member of its swirling jazz scene. Some of his first New York musical experiences were with piano giant Eddie Palmieri, Hilton Ruiz and trumpeter Claudio Roditi who brought Sanchez to the attention of Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie. In 1991, Gillespie invited the young saxophonist to join his "Live the Future" tour with Miriam Makeba. Sanchez has also performed and recorded with Kenny Barron, Roy Haynes, Charlie Haden, Lalo Schifrin, Tom Harrell and had the opportunity to perform with the legendary drummer Elvin Jones. There is a $20 cover.

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.


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: SING A SONG OF SONDHEIM

'Sing A Song Of Sondheim' will be presented at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday through Sunday, February 21st through 23rd at 8:00 pm (2:00 pm on Sunday). Experience the music of the great American Musical Composer Stephen Sondheim. From GYPSY to INTO THE WOODS, this prolific lyricist and composer has done it all. Some of San Francisco's finest performers bring this rich songbook to life including Sandy Campbell, Christopher M. Nelson, Chloe Condon, Michael Scott Wells and Paula Heitman. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: OMER AVITAL QUINTET AT YOSHI'S

Omer Avital will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, February 23rd with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Avital is a composer, a virtuosic bassist, an oud player and an active force on the world music scene for well over a decade. Born and raised in Israel to parents of Yemenite and Moroccan descent, Avital was surrounded from early age by the diverse musical and cultural landscape of his native land; Israeli folk songs (a mix of Arabic melodies with European harmonies), Yemenite Jewish liturgical music - an ancient and beautiful tradition of poetry, melody, rhythm and dance, Arabic and Mediterranean popular music from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, north Africa etc. the various Jewish traditions of songs and prayers (Ashkenazi and Sephardic), European Art music, Western popular music and American Jazz and Blues. There is a $17-$22 cover.

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LONDON: MISS HOPE SPRINGS SINGS HER SONGS

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

LONDON: JOANNA STRAND AND JACQUELINE TATE PRESENT SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE PHEASANTRY

The sensational cabaret duo, Joanna Strand and Jacqueline Tate, continue their Sunday night series at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, February 23rd at 8:00 pm with more intoxicating new arrangements. Embracing everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, this show is guaranteed to entertain and delight. For tonight's show John Bailey directs this highly acclaimed jazz ensemble. Joanna and Jacqueline have appeared in numerous West End shows and met while performing in Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre. Both singers originally trained in opera before moving into the world of musical theatre and jazz. Call for cover/minimum information.

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FLORIDA: 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.

LOS ANGELES: CRAIG POMRANZ RETURNS TO THE GARDENIA

Craig Pomranz returns to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) with his new show 'Here's To The Ladies: An exploration of women's names in song...' on Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd at 9:00 pm. After moving to New York from St. Louis, where at the age of 12 he made his professional debut as "Tom of Warwick" in the St. Louis Municipal Opera production of Camelot, (with John Cullum and Sally Ann Howes,) Mr. Pomranz became a studio singer and a regular headliner in the cabaret and jazz rooms of Manhattan, including The Ballroom, The Horn of Plenty, and Caroline's. For over a month played to sold-out audiences at three clubs at once: Freddy's, East Five Three, and Mickey's. He has worked with Teddi King, Murray Grand, Betty Buckley, and Nancy LaMott, has recorded with Barbara Cook, Kaye Ballard, and Faith Prince. Mr. Pomranz received the New York MAC Award for Best Male Vocalist in 2012. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: "SORDID LIVES" BY DEL SHORES

3A Productions presents: "Sordid Lives" by Del Shores (*licensed by Samuel French, Inc.) at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, February 22nd at 3:30 pm; and Monday & Tuesday, February 24th & 25th at 6:30 pm. The show is directed by Andrew Loren Resto. Del Shores' rollicking comedy of trailers, sinners, tuna fish casserole with Lays potato chips, fatal accidents in motel rooms while committing adultery, conversion therapy, and Jane Hathaway and the "precious precious memory" of Tammy Wynette. The 90 minute show features a 14 member cast: (in order of appearance), Mary Lou Barber*, Marc McBarron Kessler, Barbara Mundy*, Ronni Valentine*, JC Sullivan,Kathryne Langford, Lisa Faith Phillips, David Purves*, Bruce-Michael Gelbert, John Van Ness Philip* Tina Kobas, J. Michael Reeds*, Daniel M. McHenry and JC Sullivan. (*appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association). There is an $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RAISED ON RADIO: A NIGHT OF MUSIC WITH ERIN McANDREW

New York singer/songwriter Erin McAndrew will perform a selection of original music and covers of Broadway and rock hits in her show 'Raised on Radio: A Night of Music' at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, February 22nd at 6:30 pm. She will be joined on stage by friends Dan Nelson, Jake Glickman, Jeff Alan, and Joseph Post. There is no cover, just a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: GARY HILL & FRIENDS: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Gary Hill performs songs from his latest CD, "The 'EP' Project" as well as new material to celebrate his birthday at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, February 22nd at 9:30 pm. Since this is a birthday celebration, what's not a party without having a few friends to join in on the fun. Helping to celebrate his birthday is Richard Louis-Pierre on piano and guitar and a very special performance by songwriting sensation, drag phenomenon and Queen of the Bears herself, Candy Samples. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JAMIE HARTMANN MAKES METROPOLITAN ROOM DEBUT

Jamie Hartmann performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 22nd at 4:00 pm. Hartmann is a professional singer/actress who has peformed all over Southern California with such performers as Susan Egan, Matthew Morrison, Danny Gurwin and Michael Miguire. She comes from a very musical family and you could say performing is in her blood. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DENNIS DAY AT THE MET

Dennis Day will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 22nd at 7:00 pm. Day is no newcomer to the jazz scene. Since his New York debut in the 80s, his performances, vocal stylings, and the quality of his musical collaborations with world-class musicians have distinguished him as a solid performer of soul-jazz and standards. Day has performed New York's major jazz venues, as well as at the Vancouver Jazz Festival; Live! at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza in Washington, DC; Harlem Week; and the Portland International Jazz Festival. At the Metropolitan Room Dennis Day will perform music from his Grindie Award winning CD Dennis Day- All Things in Time awarded Best in Jazz vocal Instrumental music for independent Internet Radio 2009. The versatile singer is backed by a world class band : Billy Kaye d. who has backed Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and George Benson, Carlton Holmes, p.who has performed and recorded with Lionel Hampton, Max Roach, Kenny Garrett, Stevie Wonder and Dianne Reaves and for the Martha Stewart' Home For The Holidays Special. Paul Beaudry, b. Paul has toured and recorded with Clark Terry, Eddie Henderson, Roy Hargrove and Dave Valentine., Elijah Shiffer, Alto sax, winner of Downbeat and ASCAP awards for young artists. 2010 has appeared with Jimmy Heath, Wycliff Gordon, and Lou Donaldson. Ethan Mann, G. is a much sought after guitarist as an accompanist and groove setter for some of the city's finest venues singers and bands, Ethan can be heard each Monday night at the Carlyle Hotel. His recent CD "Acoustic Project" has received critical acclaim a graduate of MSM he has performed in The Montreal Jazz Festival and appearances in Japan and Brazil. There is a $20 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 Saturday, February 22.d 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: TAMMIE BROWN: WALKING CHILDREN IN NATURE

RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars alum Tammie Brown makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd at 7:30 pm with WALKING CHILDREN IN NATURE. The show features many of Tammie's original songs, including "Clam Happy," "Love Pinata," and "Disco's Undead." Tammie Brown is a gay American singer, actor and drag performer, perhaps best known for his appearance as a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 1 and RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars. Currently, he is a fixture in the Southern California Drag scene. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Tammie started his auspicious career performing as Cha Cha in the musical "Grease," and as the Wicked Stepmother in "Into the Woods." He first started performing drag at Club Divas in Corpus Christi, Texas. There is a $22-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Tickets at http://www.spincyclenyc.com/

NYC: LINDA EDER RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

One of the world's most beloved and versatile voices, Linda Eder, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd at 8:00 pm. Linda is forever linked to Broadway history via her Theatre World Award winning performance in Jekyll & Hyde. She's a best-selling recording artist with fourteen solo albums to her credit. There is a $65-$85 cover plus a $30 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SOLEDAD BARRIO & NOCHE FLAMENCA AT JOE'S PUB

The world-renowned Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca celebrates 15 years at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) with a career retrospective that features the company's best-known works as well as selections from Antigona, a brand new piece commissioned by Joe's Pub as part of the New York Voices series. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, with an additional performance on Saturday the 22nd at 2:00 pm. Noche Flamenca was founded by artistic director Martin Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife Soledad Barrio. Writing in the New York Times, the chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay has called Barrio "an intensely dramatic dancer", noting that her skilled footwork expresses "the brilliance and color of flamenco rhythm". Although deeply rooted in the beautiful Flamenco culture of Madrid, Noche Flamenca's authentic gypsy heritage was reborn in New York City. The company maintains the essence, purity and integrity of one of the world's most complex and mysterious art forms, creating powerful performances that radiate off the Joe's Pub stage. "There is an intimacy we can achieve in terms of the work, the audience, the partnership, at Joe's Pub which could not exist anywhere else," said Santangelo. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS "REFLECTIONS OF MONK"

An all-star band will present "Reflections of Monk" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Band members include Tom Harrell (trumpet), Greg Osby (alto sax), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax, 2/21-22), Aaron Goldberg (piano), Ben Allison (bass) and Matt Wilson (drums). Due in part to his clever use of unorthodox harmonies and angular melodic and rhythmic twists, the iconoclastic jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk made indelible contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy," "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Straight, No Chaser," "Well, You Needn't" and many more. (It's widely believed that Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington). For "Reflections of Monk," a diverse collection of composer/performers, influenced by - if not typically associated with - Monk's music, ably re-interpret the canon. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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: PATRICIA BARBER AT THE BLUE NOTE

Patricia Barber will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, February 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. From her early days leading a jazz trio in small Chicago nightclubs, Patricia Barber has drawn extravagant accolades. The praise came at first from local writers, impressed by her unique arrangements and coolly composed piano improvisations. As she added vocals to her repertoire, the praise poured in from national reviewers intoxicated by her recordings. And when (after years of international touring) she began to focus on her own compositions, kudos arrived from new fans, besotted by her lapidary lyrics and her often indelible imagery. Since Barber doesn't consider herself a poet - and since she didn't want to be a jazz pianist in the first place - you'd have to say things turned out pretty well. There is a $20-$30 cover.

NYC: CASEY ABRAMS AT THE IRIDIUM

21-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol finalist Casey Abrams performs at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Saturday, February 20th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Casey proves he is here to stay with his self-titled debut album on Concord Records. Casey Abrams' story is that of a born natural, but it's also the story of a person who studied diligently and worked extremely hard, striving toward his dream of a life in music. He was born in Austin, Texas to professionally accomplished, extraordinarily creative parents. Casey's mother, Pamela Pierce, a screenwriter and teacher, also plays piano and sings. His father, Ira Abrams currently teaches at Idyllwild Arts Academy, the distinguished private school in the mountains above Palm Springs, California that proved instrumental in shaping Casey's musical life. There is a $25-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RENEE ROSNES QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Renee Rosnes Quartet (Renee Rosnes, piano; Steve Nelson, vibes; Peter Washington, bass; and Lewis Nash, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 20th through 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. One of the premiere pianists and composers of her generation, Renee Rosnes has toured and recorded with legendary musicians James Moody, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson and the SFJAZZ Collective. She frequently performs in a two-piano setting with acclaimed pianist and husband Bill Charlap, and is also currently a member of the Ron Carter Quartet. Rosnes' other honors include four JUNO Awards (the Canadian GRAMMY), as well as being named SOCAN's 2003 Composer of the Year. Her compositions have been recorded and performed by JJ Johnson, Phil Woods, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra among others. A New York City staple for years, every member of her all-star quartet has an equally impressive resume. The repertoire will include Rosnes' originals, plus a combination of classics and pieces by such artists as Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and Billy Strayhorn. Come find out why these musicians are some of the most in-demand players in jazz today. There is a $35-$45 cover.


BOSTON: MICHEL CAMILO AT SCULLERS

Composer and pianist extraordinaire Michel Camilo performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Saturday, February 22nd at 8:00 pm. Camilo is a bandleader, lecturer, and visiting professor. He is a chart-topping producer; a Grammy, Latin Grammy and Emmy award winner. He is the recipient of his native country's highest civilian honors. Michel Camilo is all of these things and more, wrapped in a human being of boundless enthusiasm, musical passion, and love of life. The artistry and virtuosity of Michel Camilo bridges the genres of Jazz, Classical, Popular and World music. He is a pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer who flavors his tunes with the spice of Caribbean rhythms and jazz harmonies. Dinner/Show: $85 Show only: $45.


BOSTON: BILL EVANS' SOULGRASS AT THE REGATTABAR

Saxophonist Bill Evans will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Saturday, February 22nd at 7:30 pm. Evans first joined Miles Davis group in 1980 at the age of 22, and went on to record six records and tour the world with Davis numerous times over a four-year period. He then toured and recorded three CDs with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and later played with Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Steps Ahead and Mick Jagger, among others, garnering a few Grammy Awards along the way. The sax man has been touring almost exclusively with his own band since 1990, playing well over 100 concerts worldwide per year. He has recorded 18 solo CDs, including his latest, Dragonfly, and received two Grammy nominations for his solo releases, one for Soul Insider (2002) and the other for Soulgrass (2006). There is a $30 cover.


TORONTO: VITO REZZA AND "5 AFTER 4"

Vito Rezza And "5 After 4" perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, February 20th through 22nd at 9:00 pm. Toronto-based Rezza is known as a drummer's drummer, the kind of player who awes his peers. There is far more to Vito Rezza than superb stickhandling skills, however. He is also a bandleader and composer with a string of highly-acclaimed albums under his belt. For the past 22 years, Rezza has led Canadian ensemble 5 After 4, and the band has opened for the likes of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Spyro Gyra, Kevin Eubanks, Boss Brass, and Joe Henderson. 5 After 4 released their sixth record, Rome In A Day, last year, on the ALMA Records label. The eleven-track disc featured six Rezza original compositions, and it confirmed he's at the peak of his powers in all his different roles. Rounding out the ensemble: keyboardist Matt Horner, an accomplished and creative musician whose career spans four decades; Juno-nominated bassist Pat Kilbride, who has appeared on over 200 recordings; and the highly in-demand saxophonist John Johnson, who has worked with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Diana Krall. There is a $15 cover.


D.C.: KIM WATERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Kim Waters will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, February 20th through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kim has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in the music business. For close to two decades the saxophonist, composer and producer has been one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a beacon of light in contemporary jazz. He has garnered praise from critics and fans alike, amassing record sales of over a million albums and ranks among the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. Kim Waters' music has fine-tuned the perfect combination of sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion and technique and soulfulness. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: KRIS FUNN & CORNERSTORE AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Kris Funn & Cornerstore will appear at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Kristopher Funn was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He began playing the trumpet at age four and took up the double bass at age 14 upon entering high school. Through the instruction of his father, Charles Funn, Kristopher performed his first professional bass gig the same year he began learning the instrument. Other early accomplishments included winning the "unsung hero" at the Fish Middleton jazz competition at the East Coast Jazz festival also in the first year of instruction. At age 18, Kristopher attended Howard University to study Computer Science while also performing in the Howard University Jazz Ensemble for two years. After graduating with an honors degree in computer science, Kristopher decided to pursue a career as a professional jazz musician, performing in several venues in the Baltimore Washington metropolitan areas. At age 23, Kristopher began touring internationally with alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett. Since then, he has traveled to every major jazz festival in the world touching six continents performing with artists including Bruce Williams, Nicholas Payton, Pharoah Sanders, Jeff Majors, Jeff Lorber, and many others. Kristopher has appeared on several recordings including the Christian Scott albums, "Yesterday You Said Tomorrow" and Christian aTunde Adjuah on the Concord Jazz label. He continues to perform professionally in the Washington D.C. area while touring with the Christian Scott Quintet. There is a $20 cover.


MARYLAND: THE SOUL CRACKERS WITH TOMMY LEPSON

The Soul Crackers with Tommy Lepson will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Saturday, February 22nd at 8:00 pm. SOUL CRACKERS has been spreading joy and making DC audiences dance to the music for 30 years now. Lead vocalist Tommy Lepson is in the Washington Area Music Association Hall of Fame, having won multiple awards for Best Vocalist, performs internationally, and was recently featured at the Montreux Jazz & Blues Festival. Soul Crackers music, including their crackerjack horn section, encompasses Memphis & Motown soul, and features timeless songs. The Soul Crackers are: Tommy Lepson (lead Vocals and guitar); Ronnie Newmyer (bass and vocals); Chuck Sullivan (drums); Spencer Hoopes (organ and vocals); Dave Egelhofer (lead guitar and vocals); Wayne Sulc (sax); and Chris Hutton (trumpet). Dance floor available. There is a $10 cover.

FLORIDA: REGIS PHILBIN MAKES ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

Regis Philbin makes his club debut at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. A beloved TV personality known for his emotional outbursts and uniquely inflected speech, Regis Philbin first came to national prominence as Joey Bishop's sidekick on the comedian's eponymous late-1960s talk show. It took another decade of various on-air gigs before Philbin hit it big as the host of WABC's local Manhattan morning show in 1983. Kathie Lee Gifford joined him as co-host in 1985, and in 1988 their series, renamed Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, went into national syndication and turned them into superstars. Over the years, Philbin was tapped to host a number of other shows (Walt Disney specials, prime-time game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) and appeared as himself in countless movies and television shows. He also weathered Gifford's 2000 departure and found great chemistry with her replacement, Kelly Ripa. In 2004, after over 15,000 hours on national television, Philbin entered the record books as the most filmed personality ever. $150 for prix fixe dinner & show.

ST. LOUIS: TIM SCHALL IN "1961" AT THE GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL

The Gaslight Cabaret Festival takes place at THE GASLIGHT THEATER (358 North Boyle Street, Louis MO - 314-725-4200 EXT 10) from February 20th through April 26th - Nine long weekends, twelve artists, twenty-two performances! Tim Schall presents "1961" on Saturday, February 22nd at 8:00 pm. He is joined by Carol Schmidt, Music Director; Ben Wheeler, Bass; Ari Axelrod, Percussion and directed by Lara Teeter. In 1961 the Beatles debuted at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, Bob Dylan entered the Greenwich Village folk scene, 19 year old Carole King wrote her first #1 hit, Moon River won the Oscar for Best Song and in February of that year Tim Schall was born! Join Tim as he celebrates his birthday in a show dedicated to the music of his natal year. Tickets are $25.


CHICAGO: WITH A TWIST: TWISTED SISTERS!

After sold out runs at Davenport's and well-received performances at the Skokie Theatre, Stage 773, and the Wilmette Theatre, the With A Twist boys return to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd, and Thursday & Friday, March 6th & 7th, all shows at 8:00 pm. With A Twist is Kevin Bishop, Paul Motondo and Steve Kimbrough under the musical direction of Nick Sula. They sing songs you know and love in three-part harmony, all arranged by Nick Sula. Imagine The Andrews Sisters meet The Pointer Sisters. It's twisted! Staging by Brigitte Ditmars.

PALM SPRINGS: SPENCER DAY AT THE COPA

Velvet-voiced Spencer Day will appear at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Saturday, February 20th through 22nd at 8:00 pm. Day performed at the 2007 San Francisco Jazz Festival, and has headlined several high-profile West Coast music venues, including Yoshi's, the Plush Room, the Great American Music Hall, Herbst Theatre, Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Hollywood Bowl. He earned raves for performances at the The Town Hall, the Canal Room in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. A headliner in England, Japan, Australia and Indonesia, Spencer Day is a modern-day jazzy crooner who looks to the greats for inspiration. Call for cover/minimum information.

STANFORD: TRIBUTE SHOW TO PROFESSOR LEONARD A. HERZENBERG

Motema Music and iRepertoire present an evening of folk, jazz & Latin music to honor the good life of Professor Leonard A. Herzenberg (1931-2013), inventor of the Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorter, on Friday, February 21st at 8:00 pm at Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford University (471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA - 650-725-2787). Performances will include The Pedrito Martinez Group, Lynne Arriale, Roni Ben-Hur, Jana Herzen, Roberta Donnay, Tammi Brown, Destiny Muhammad and more. Professor Leonard A. Herzenberg was a valued member of the Stanford Community since 1959. He won the Kyoto Prize in 2007 for having invented the Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) an innovative research instrument with far reaching applications in science and medicine. Dr. Herzenberg was a member of the National Academy of Scientists, a civil rights advocate, and was considered among the top researchers in his field. He is survived by his wife and long-term research partner, Professor Leonore Herzenberg who carries on their work at the Stanford Medical Center, and by his daughters Berri Michel and Jana Herzen and his sons Michael and Eric. Tickets are $30 at http://sto.stanfordtickets.org/

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: SING A SONG OF SONDHEIM

'Sing A Song Of Sondheim' will be presented at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday through Sunday, February 21st through 23rd at 8:00 pm (2:00 pm on Sunday). Experience the music of the great American Musical Composer Stephen Sondheim. From GYPSY to INTO THE WOODS, this prolific lyricist and composer has done it all. Some of San Francisco's finest performers bring this rich songbook to life including Sandy Campbell, Christopher M. Nelson, Chloe Condon, Michael Scott Wells and Paula Heitman. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: ICONS OF FUNK AT YOSHI'S

Leo Nocentelli, Bernie Worrell, Bill "The Buddha" Dickens & Adrian Harpham bring their show 'Icons of Funk" to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, February 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Leo Nocentelli was one of the original members of the Meters, a groundbreaking funk group based in New Orleans from the mid-'60s to the mid-'70s. The band, playing mostly instrumentals, stayed at the forefront of the music scene in the Big Easy and achieved a good measure of national attention with Nocentelli penning songs and contributing guitar work. He has since gone out on his own developing his style with varied elements that span blues, rock, rap, jazz, and funk, but he considers himself a funk musician, first and foremost. He and his band have performed from coast to coast across the U.S., including an appearance at New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival. He has penned more than 200 songs, some of which were recorded by Robert Palmer, Etta James, the Neville Brothers, ZZ Hill and George Duke. Bernie Worrell first came to prominence as a founding member and Musical Director of Parliament/Funkadelic. While this massively influential supergroup was radically altering the course of music, Bernie was radically charting the course of emerging keyboard technology during the golden age of analog synthesis. Among the key ingredients in his sonic stew were perfect pitch and a well-honed facility with the classical canon. Upon leaving the Conservatory, Worrell served for several years as Musical Director for Maxine Brown before joining George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic. From fanciful forays on clavinet which leaped without warning from guttural gulps to squiggly squeals to liquid Minimoog bass lines which herded listeners to the dance floor, it all represented new musical language. All the while, his rapid advancements of the synthesizer's potential were actually traceable to his classical foundation. There is a $22-$34 cover.

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LONDON: KATE DIMBLEBY AT CRAZY COQS

Acclaimed singer and storyteller Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano performs at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd at 8:00 pm. In this highly commended show, Kate explores the extraordinary songbook and life story of cult favourite Dory Previn, the queen of 70's confessional songwriters, who died on Valentine's Day 2012, 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. Kate and Naadia roam freely across great songs from the heart, songs of emancipation and sweet revenge, and the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter with a relevant story for today. Kate is a national radio regular and with several albums to her credit, including the hit Songs of Dory Previn. A natural born performer and drawn to music from a young age, she grew up in a family where performing was the norm. Her father is the broadcaster David Dimbleby and her mother is a trained classical singer. Her uncle on her mother's side played jazz piano, trumpet and blues harp, and inspired her with his collection of gramophone records. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: RAY SHELL AT THE PHEASANTRY

Street Angels Productions Present Ray Shell at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. Musical Director is Ian Vince-Gatt. The show will include music from: Starlight Express, Kinky Boots, Phantom Of The Opera & More, plus quotes from his internationally acclaimed novel & Feeding Miranda • his coming new novel. The show is staged and directed by Dollie Henry-Jenkins. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: DANA LORGE VARIETY SHOW AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

The monthly Dana Lorge Variety Show returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, February 21st at 7:00 pm, with her special guest Warren Schein. She will be accompanied by Barry Levitt on piano & Jon Burr on bass. Her guests this month are Mark-Alan & Bryon Sommers, Esther Goodhart, Lynn DiMenna, and Lennie Watts. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

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

LOS ANGELES: CRAIG POMRANZ RETURNS TO THE GARDENIA

Craig Pomranz returns to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) with his new show 'Here's To The Ladies: An exploration of women's names in song...' on Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd at 9:00 pm. After moving to New York from St. Louis, where at the age of 12 he made his professional debut as "Tom of Warwick" in the St. Louis Municipal Opera production of Camelot, (with John Cullum and Sally Ann Howes,) Mr. Pomranz became a studio singer and a regular headliner in the cabaret and jazz rooms of Manhattan, including The Ballroom, The Horn of Plenty, and Caroline's. For over a month played to sold-out audiences at three clubs at once: Freddy's, East Five Three, and Mickey's. He has worked with Teddi King, Murray Grand, Betty Buckley, and Nancy LaMott, has recorded with Barbara Cook, Kaye Ballard, and Faith Prince. Mr. Pomranz received the New York MAC Award for Best Male Vocalist in 2012. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: BILL SOLLY WITH SIMON MULLIGAN AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Bill Solly, a writer of songs and musicals that hardly anyone's ever heard of, will perform at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) Friday, February 21st; and Monday, March 3rd, both shows at 7:00 pm. Billy has nevertheless had an interesting life, full of songs and stories about his adventures in Canada, London, New York and Los Angeles, and he can't wait to tell about them. He will be joined by the distinguished pianist Simon Mulligan and guest artists will be Carl Anthony Tramon (February 17th & March 3rd) and Elizabeth Inghram (February 21st & March 3rd). In Canada he contributed to My Fur Lady, Jubilee, Spring Thaw, Clap Hands, and many CBC radio and TV shows, but his focus was always musicals. Let the Piper Come, one of his first, was based on L.M. Montgomery's Rainbow Valley; then there was a big musical about the St. Lawrence Seaway called Strawberry that almost - but didn't happen. In England for fifteen years, Solly wrote for Maurice Chevalier, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Annie Ross, Danny La Rue, Marty Feldman, Matt Monro, Brigitte Bardot, Max Bygraves and George Burns, collaborated with Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg and Denis King, and had five (now six) productions in the West End: Sweet William, Ad Lib, Queen Passionella and the Sleeping Beauty, Danny La Rue at the Palace and The Great American Backstage Musical. The latter (book with Donald Ward) originated in Los Angeles. Also with Ward Solly has had six other musicals in New York including the 1975 Off Broadway hit Boy Meets Boy, recently premiered in London with great success. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: NIKKI MACCALLUM AT THE DUPLEX IN 'FAMILIAR THINGS'

Nikki MacCallum returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Fridays, February 21st & 28th at 7:00 pm with her new cabaret 'Familiar Things'. The show highlights the music of Kander & Ebb. With music direction and arrangements by Mark Hartman and direction by Kelvin Moon Loh, the show takes us from familiar childhood memories that one-day become unfamiliar to the unfamiliar challenges of adulthood that one-day become familiar. Throw in a middle school performance of Mr. Cellophane and Sara Lee as an eleven o'clock snack number and you have Familiar Things. The piece began development at the Eugene O'Neill Cabaret Conference this past summer, which was under the direction of John McDaniel. Nikki last performed at The Duplex in her show 'Matchmaker Matchmaker I'm Willing to Settle!' which earned a 2011 MAC Award Nomination. She was most recently featured at Birdland along side Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE SCREW YOU REVUE AT THE DUPLEX

Join Lady Winifred (Dewey Chaffee) and her best gal pal Miss Didi Panache (Douglas Edwards) with their unique brand of Vegas inspired, over-the-top, raunchy, improvised comedy at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, February 21st at 9:30 pm. The duo challenges the threshold of each audience by proving that absolutely no subject is taboo. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reserve at http://www.brownpapertickets


NYC: BODY & SOUL WITH RAFFAEL PACITTI

RPR Media Group presents BODY & SOUL, a Cabaret on Friday, February 21st at 8:00 pm at ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141). The show explores the crazy lengths we'll go to to find physical contentment and spiritual bliss! With music from contemporary jazz, musical theatre and classic Cabaret. Featuring Raffael Pacitti, Eric Maritn (piano) Mary E. Rodriguez (drums) and Max Johnson (bass) and special guests. There is a $25 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.Tickets available through http://www.smarttix.com


NYC: JAMIE HARTMANN AT THE MET

Jamie Hartmann will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, February 21st at 4:00 pm. Jamie is a professional singer/ actor who has appeared all over Southern California with such performers as Susan Egan, Matthew Morrison, Danny Gurwin and Michael Miguire. She comes from a very musical family and you could say performing is in her blood. The Metropolitan Room is a premiere venue and she looks forward to performing on that stage. Directed by Lennie Watts with Carlos Homs on the Piano. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS DENNIS DAY

Dennis Day will be appearing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, February 21st at 7:00 pm. Day is no newcomer to the jazz scene. Since his New York debut in the 80s, his performances, vocal stylings, and the quality of his musical collaborations with world-class musicians have distinguished him as a solid performer of soul-jazz and standards. Day has performed New York's major jazz venues, as well as at the Vancouver Jazz Festival; Live! at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza in Washington, DC; Harlem Week; and the Portland International Jazz Festival. At the Metropolitan Room, Day will perform music from his award-winning CD, Dennis Day All Things In Time, on which he covers many styles within the jazz idiom, including bebop, ballads, and the blues. He will be joined by drummer Billy Kaye, whose adaptable swing and percussive technique has been enlisted by the likes of Monk, Gillespie, Gloria Lynn, and George Benson. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TAMMIE BROWN: WALKING CHILDREN IN NATURE

RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars alum Tammie Brown makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd at 7:30 pm with WALKING CHILDREN IN NATURE. The show features many of Tammie's original songs, including "Clam Happy," "Love Pinata," and "Disco's Undead." Tammie Brown is a gay American singer, actor and drag performer, perhaps best known for his appearance as a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 1 and RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars. Currently, he is a fixture in the Southern California Drag scene. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Tammie started his auspicious career performing as Cha Cha in the musical "Grease," and as the Wicked Stepmother in "Into the Woods." He first started performing drag at Club Divas in Corpus Christi, Texas. There is a $22-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Tickets at http://www.spincyclenyc.com/

NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE / BROADWAY / HOLLYWOOD

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

NYC: 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 Friday, February 21st at 7:00 pm. The 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. There is a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LINDA EDER RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

One of the world's most beloved and versatile voices, Linda Eder, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd at 8:00 pm. Linda is forever linked to Broadway history via her Theatre World Award winning performance in Jekyll & Hyde. She's a best-selling recording artist with fourteen solo albums to her credit. There is a $65-$85 cover plus a $30 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE SKIVVIES WITH ANDREW KEENAN BOLGER

The "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo 'The Skivvies' return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, February 21st at 11:00 pm. They don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection featuring Andrew Keenan Bolger, Heath Calvert, Lauren Zakrin, Lauren Worsham, Jason Tam, and Jason Michael Snow. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SOLEDAD BARRIO & NOCHE FLAMENCA AT JOE'S PUB

The world-renowned Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca celebrates 15 years at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) with a career retrospective that features the company's best-known works as well as selections from Antigona, a brand new piece commissioned by Joe's Pub as part of the New York Voices series. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, with an additional performance on Saturday the 22nd at 2:00 pm. Noche Flamenca was founded by artistic director Martin Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife Soledad Barrio. Writing in the New York Times, the chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay has called Barrio "an intensely dramatic dancer", noting that her skilled footwork expresses "the brilliance and color of flamenco rhythm". Although deeply rooted in the beautiful Flamenco culture of Madrid, Noche Flamenca's authentic gypsy heritage was reborn in New York City. The company maintains the essence, purity and integrity of one of the world's most complex and mysterious art forms, creating powerful performances that radiate off the Joe's Pub stage. "There is an intimacy we can achieve in terms of the work, the audience, the partnership, at Joe's Pub which could not exist anywhere else," said Santangelo. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS "REFLECTIONS OF MONK"

An all-star band will present "Reflections of Monk" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Band members include Tom Harrell (trumpet), Greg Osby (alto sax), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax, 2/21-22), Aaron Goldberg (piano), Ben Allison (bass) and Matt Wilson (drums). Due in part to his clever use of unorthodox harmonies and angular melodic and rhythmic twists, the iconoclastic jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk made indelible contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy," "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Straight, No Chaser," "Well, You Needn't" and many more. (It's widely believed that Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington). For "Reflections of Monk," a diverse collection of composer/performers, influenced by - if not typically associated with - Monk's music, ably re-interpret the canon. 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: PATRICIA BARBER AT THE BLUE NOTE

Patricia Barber will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, February 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. From her early days leading a jazz trio in small Chicago nightclubs, Patricia Barber has drawn extravagant accolades. The praise came at first from local writers, impressed by her unique arrangements and coolly composed piano improvisations. As she added vocals to her repertoire, the praise poured in from national reviewers intoxicated by her recordings. And when (after years of international touring) she began to focus on her own compositions, kudos arrived from new fans, besotted by her lapidary lyrics and her often indelible imagery. Since Barber doesn't consider herself a poet - and since she didn't want to be a jazz pianist in the first place - you'd have to say things turned out pretty well. There is a $20-$30 cover.

NYC: CASEY ABRAMS AT THE IRIDIUM

21-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol finalist Casey Abrams performs at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Saturday, February 20th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Casey proves he is here to stay with his self-titled debut album on Concord Records. Casey Abrams' story is that of a born natural, but it's also the story of a person who studied diligently and worked extremely hard, striving toward his dream of a life in music. He was born in Austin, Texas to professionally accomplished, extraordinarily creative parents. Casey's mother, Pamela Pierce, a screenwriter and teacher, also plays piano and sings. His father, Ira Abrams currently teaches at Idyllwild Arts Academy, the distinguished private school in the mountains above Palm Springs, California that proved instrumental in shaping Casey's musical life. There is a $25-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RENEE ROSNES QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Renee Rosnes Quartet (Renee Rosnes, piano; Steve Nelson, vibes; Peter Washington, bass; and Lewis Nash, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 20th through 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. One of the premiere pianists and composers of her generation, Renee Rosnes has toured and recorded with legendary musicians James Moody, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson and the SFJAZZ Collective. She frequently performs in a two-piano setting with acclaimed pianist and husband Bill Charlap, and is also currently a member of the Ron Carter Quartet. Rosnes' other honors include four JUNO Awards (the Canadian GRAMMY), as well as being named SOCAN's 2003 Composer of the Year. Her compositions have been recorded and performed by JJ Johnson, Phil Woods, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra among others. A New York City staple for years, every member of her all-star quartet has an equally impressive resume. The repertoire will include Rosnes' originals, plus a combination of classics and pieces by such artists as Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and Billy Strayhorn. Come find out why these musicians are some of the most in-demand players in jazz today. There is a $35-$45 cover.


BOSTON: DONAL FOX INNOVATIONS DUO AT THE REGATTABAR

Acclaimed pianist, composer and improviser Donal Fox will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday, February 22nd at 7:30 & 10:30 pm joined by Warren Wolf on Vibraphone. Fox has forged a unique amalgam of jazz, Latin, and classical music. Combining deep grooves with sophisticated contrapuntal lines, he and his quartet create a striking musical collage that is at once stirring, visceral and intellectually satisfying. Like a great DJ digging in the crates for forgotten gems, Fox mines the rich resources of jazz and classical literature, crafting an expanding repertoire of original compositions seamlessly wedded to the undeniable pulse of Afro-Cuban jazz. Donal has recorded as composer and pianist for New World Records, Evidence Records, Music & Arts, Passin' Thru Records, Yamaha's Original Artist Series, and Wergo Records. His works are published by Margun Music, G. Schirmer, and Leonellis Music. There is a $30 cover.


BOSTON: LEA DeLARIA AT SCULLERS

One of the break out stars of Orange Is The New Black and Warner Jazz and Classics recording artist Lea DeLaria will be performing her signature quirky Jazz classics, SWEENEY TODD, CALL ME, ALL THAT JAZZ plus new tracks from her up coming record HOUSE OF DAVID (delaria+bowie=jazz) at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday, February 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Lea DeLaria, who already enjoyed a career as a Broadway singer and stand-up comedian, made her recording Warner Bros. debut in 2000. 'Play It Cool' confirmed Lea as one of the best jazz singers of our time. •Her second album, 'Double Standards', received rave reviews in the UK and US press. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.


TORONTO: VITO REZZA AND "5 AFTER 4"

Vito Rezza And "5 After 4" perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, February 20th through 22nd at 9:00 pm. Toronto-based Rezza is known as a drummer's drummer, the kind of player who awes his peers. There is far more to Vito Rezza than superb stickhandling skills, however. He is also a bandleader and composer with a string of highly-acclaimed albums under his belt. For the past 22 years, Rezza has led Canadian ensemble 5 After 4, and the band has opened for the likes of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Spyro Gyra, Kevin Eubanks, Boss Brass, and Joe Henderson. 5 After 4 released their sixth record, Rome In A Day, last year, on the ALMA Records label. The eleven-track disc featured six Rezza original compositions, and it confirmed he's at the peak of his powers in all his different roles. Rounding out the ensemble: keyboardist Matt Horner, an accomplished and creative musician whose career spans four decades; Juno-nominated bassist Pat Kilbride, who has appeared on over 200 recordings; and the highly in-demand saxophonist John Johnson, who has worked with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Diana Krall. There is a $15 cover.


D.C.: KIM WATERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Kim Waters will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, February 20th through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kim has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in the music business. For close to two decades the saxophonist, composer and producer has been one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a beacon of light in contemporary jazz. He has garnered praise from critics and fans alike, amassing record sales of over a million albums and ranks among the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. Kim Waters' music has fine-tuned the perfect combination of sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion and technique and soulfulness. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: KRIS FUNN & CORNERSTORE AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Kris Funn & Cornerstore will appear at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Kristopher Funn was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He began playing the trumpet at age four and took up the double bass at age 14 upon entering high school. Through the instruction of his father, Charles Funn, Kristopher performed his first professional bass gig the same year he began learning the instrument. Other early accomplishments included winning the "unsung hero" at the Fish Middleton jazz competition at the East Coast Jazz festival also in the first year of instruction. At age 18, Kristopher attended Howard University to study Computer Science while also performing in the Howard University Jazz Ensemble for two years. After graduating with an honors degree in computer science, Kristopher decided to pursue a career as a professional jazz musician, performing in several venues in the Baltimore Washington metropolitan areas. At age 23, Kristopher began touring internationally with alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett. Since then, he has traveled to every major jazz festival in the world touching six continents performing with artists including Bruce Williams, Nicholas Payton, Pharoah Sanders, Jeff Majors, Jeff Lorber, and many others. Kristopher has appeared on several recordings including the Christian Scott albums, "Yesterday You Said Tomorrow" and Christian aTunde Adjuah on the Concord Jazz label. He continues to perform professionally in the Washington D.C. area while touring with the Christian Scott Quintet. There is a $20 cover.


MARYLAND: JOE LOUIS WALKER'S ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

Joe Louis Walker's Album Release Party will be held at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, February 21st at 8:00 pm. In 2013, when The Blues Foundation inducted award-winning blues master Joe Louis Walker into The Blues Hall Of Fame, the recognition was humbling. And he does indeed live up to the honor. Simply put, Joe Louis Walker is one of the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is known worldwide as one of the genre's top musical trailblazers - a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. On his dynamic new CD, Hornet's Nest, Walker's music is equal parts rock 'n' roll fire and blistering, passionate blues. His always-inventive guitar playing is matched note-for-note by his fervent vocals. From menacing, hard rocking electric blues to cool Memphis funk to R&B rave-ups to Sunday morning gospel, Walker's blues - fierce and untamed, adventurous and fun - continue to define the genre. Walker picked up the guitar as a child, and by the time he was 16, was an in-demand musician on the local club scene, regularly backing touring blues artists rolling through town. These ear-opening surroundings explain the ease with which Walker blends blues, rock, gospel, jazz and country, making it seem as if the walls between the genres never existed in the first place. There is a $25 cover.


FLORIDA: REGIS PHILBIN MAKES ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

Regis Philbin makes his club debut at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. A beloved TV personality known for his emotional outbursts and uniquely inflected speech, Regis Philbin first came to national prominence as Joey Bishop's sidekick on the comedian's eponymous late-1960s talk show. It took another decade of various on-air gigs before Philbin hit it big as the host of WABC's local Manhattan morning show in 1983. Kathie Lee Gifford joined him as co-host in 1985, and in 1988 their series, renamed Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, went into national syndication and turned them into superstars. Over the years, Philbin was tapped to host a number of other shows (Walt Disney specials, prime-time game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) and appeared as himself in countless movies and television shows. He also weathered Gifford's 2000 departure and found great chemistry with her replacement, Kelly Ripa. In 2004, after over 15,000 hours on national television, Philbin entered the record books as the most filmed personality ever. $150 for prix fixe dinner & show.

FLORIDA: PRISCILLA BAGLEY SINGS THE GREATEST LADIES OF THE 80'S

'Priscilla Bagley Sings The Greatest Ladies Of The 80's' will be presented at THE VENUE (511 Virginia Drive Orlando, FL - 407-412-6895) Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd at 8:00 pm. Priscilla Bagley is amped to be bringing primo vocals to those wicked cool tunes sung by 80's MTV babes who were totally rad, like Pat Benatar, Sheena Easton, Whitney Houston, Irene Cara and Cyndi Lauper. Musical Director Justin Martin is totally boss on guitar and vocals heading up The Jam Band. Priscilla Bagley was most recently seen locally as Featured Soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for both their "Holiday Pops" concert at Bok Tower Gardens and the "Liberty Weekend Fanfare". She will next be performing her cabaret "When Will I Be Loved?: The Linda Ronstadt Hall of Fame Campaign Victory Tour" in New York City at The Metropolitan Room, in March 2014. There is a $20 cover.

ST. LOUIS: KEN PAGE OPENS THE GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL

The Gaslight Cabaret Festival takes place at THE GASLIGHT THEATER (358 North Boyle Street, Louis MO - 314-725-4200 EXT 10 - http://www.LicketyTix.com ) from February 20th through April 26th - Nine long weekends, twelve artists, twenty-two performances! Star of stage and screen, Ken Page opens the series on Thursday & Friday, February 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm with his show 'Old, New, Borrowed and Blue'. He is backed by Henry Palkes, Music Director with Vince Clark on Bass and James Jackson on Percussion. A veteran of Broadway's original casts of Cats, Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz, Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, and Guys & Dolls, Ken is one of Broadway's and the MUNY's favorite players. Film audiences know Ken from Dreamgirls, Torch Song Trilogy, and as the voice of Mr. Oogie Boogie in the Tim Burton cult classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. In Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, look for Ken to include a range of songs from Old Broadway, New Broadway, his favorite artists, and the blues. Tickets are $35-$40.

CHICAGO: WITH A TWIST: TWISTED SISTERS!

After sold out runs at Davenport's and well-received performances at the Skokie Theatre, Stage 773, and the Wilmette Theatre, the With A Twist boys return to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd, and Thursday & Friday, March 6th & 7th, all shows at 8:00 pm. With A Twist is Kevin Bishop, Paul Motondo and Steve Kimbrough under the musical direction of Nick Sula. They sing songs you know and love in three-part harmony, all arranged by Nick Sula. Imagine The Andrews Sisters meet The Pointer Sisters. It's twisted! Staging by Brigitte Ditmars.

PALM SPRINGS: SPENCER DAY AT THE COPA

Velvet-voiced Spencer Day will appear at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Saturday, February 20th through 22nd at 8:00 pm. Day performed at the 2007 San Francisco Jazz Festival, and has headlined several high-profile West Coast music venues, including Yoshi's, the Plush Room, the Great American Music Hall, Herbst Theatre, Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Hollywood Bowl. He earned raves for performances at the The Town Hall, the Canal Room in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. A headliner in England, Japan, Australia and Indonesia, Spencer Day is a modern-day jazzy crooner who looks to the greats for inspiration. 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: SING A SONG OF SONDHEIM

'Sing A Song Of Sondheim' will be presented at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday through Sunday, February 21st through 23rd at 8:00 pm (2:00 pm on Sunday). Experience the music of the great American Musical Composer Stephen Sondheim. From GYPSY to INTO THE WOODS, this prolific lyricist and composer has done it all. Some of San Francisco's finest performers bring this rich songbook to life including Sandy Campbell, Christopher M. Nelson, Chloe Condon, Michael Scott Wells and Paula Heitman. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: JON McLAUGHLIN AT YOSHI'S

Pop-rock singer/songwriter & pianIst Jon McLaughlin will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, February 21st at 8:00 pm. Just four years ago, McLaughlin's Island Records debut propelled his song "Beautiful Disaster" up the charts, with "Beating My Heart" following quickly after. Hollywood immediately took notice of the young songwriter and didn't stop at just using several of his songs for films and commercials. McLaughlin himself was offered a role in the hit film Enchanted, performing a song that was later nominated for an Academy Award. In 2008, he found himself onstage at the Oscars reprising the tune in front of 32 million US viewers. In between the hit songs and television appearances, true to his hardworking Midwestern roots, McLaughlin spent his nights opening for the likes of Sara Bareilles and Kelly Clarkson, recording with Jason Mraz and writing for other artists. There is a $23 cover.

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LONDON: KATE DIMBLEBY AT CRAZY COQS

Acclaimed singer and storyteller Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano performs at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd at 8:00 pm. In this highly commended show, Kate explores the extraordinary songbook and life story of cult favourite Dory Previn, the queen of 70's confessional songwriters, who died on Valentine's Day 2012, 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. Kate and Naadia roam freely across great songs from the heart, songs of emancipation and sweet revenge, and the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter with a relevant story for today. Kate is a national radio regular and with several albums to her credit, including the hit Songs of Dory Previn. A natural born performer and drawn to music from a young age, she grew up in a family where performing was the norm. Her father is the broadcaster David Dimbleby and her mother is a trained classical singer. Her uncle on her mother's side played jazz piano, trumpet and blues harp, and inspired her with his collection of gramophone records. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: RAY SHELL AT THE PHEASANTRY

Street Angels Productions Present Ray Shell at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. Musical Director is Ian Vince-Gatt. The show will include music from: Starlight Express, Kinky Boots, Phantom Of The Opera & More, plus quotes from his internationally acclaimed novel & Feeding Miranda • his coming new novel. The show is staged and directed by Dollie Henry-Jenkins. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BARBARA MALLEY IN OUT OF ORDER - ONE MORE TIME
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After several performances in April, May and November of last year, Barbara Malley's "Out of Order" show has been extended one more time at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) . New date is Thursday, February 20th at 7:30 pm. This is Barbara's fourth show in NYC and has received glowing recommendations. The show is directed by Barry Kleinbort and musical direction by David Gaines and Donna Kelly on drums. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

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

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

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NYC: SANDY TAYLOR - STANDARD DEVIATIONS

Sandy Taylor brings her show 'Standard Deviations" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm. Sandy Taylor is a New York-based singer/actor. A classic leading lady, she is versatile in style and range with a lyric soprano, a strong mix, clear belt, and warm mezzo that allows her to sing anything from legit and contemporary musical theatre to jazz, folk, and pop. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SHUHEI SHIMIZU AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Shuhei Shimizu will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, February 20th at 9:30 pm with Haruka Yabuno on Piano. Shuhei is from Kyoto, Japan and is NYC based local singer playing Jazz, soul. R&B. He performed at many places as a Jazz and SOUL singer such as Billboard Osaka, Kobe Oriental Hall in Japan. and He was trained by Elaine Gibbs, Whitney Houston's back chorus, to strengthen his vocal skills. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: GHOSTS OF LOVE - SONGS FROM THE REEL WORLD OF DAVID LYNCH

Fox in the Henn House (Lauren Fox & Ritt Henn) proudly present their debut show "Ghosts of Love - Songs from the Reel World of David Lynch" at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Thursday, February 20th and Wednesday, March 12th, at 7:00 pm. David Lynch has been an American film icon for over four decades. His highly stylized, surreal vision of the world, and especially relationships, has inspired so many filmmakers who followed. Lynch is a master at curating music for his soundtracks, making them as much a part of his films as the films, themselves. He has also written several stunning songs. Fox in the Henn House has taken these songs from David Lynch's soundtracks, along with dialogue extracted from his screenplays, and arranged them to tell a new story (using Lynch's dark, Film Noir style) of two people, haunted and tortured by love. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: LINDA EDER RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

One of the world's most beloved and versatile voices, Linda Eder, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd at 8:00 pm. Linda is forever linked to Broadway history via her Theatre World Award winning performance in Jekyll & Hyde. She's a best-selling recording artist with fourteen solo albums to her credit. There is a $65-$85 cover plus a $30 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ONE WOMAN SHOW: A WORK IN PROGRESS

One Woman Show: A Work in Progress will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, February 20th at 9:30 pm. The show is a benefit for Shakina Nayfack's "KickStartHer" campaign to raise funds for her gender confirmation surgery. Following a sold-out premiere last December, Shakina makes her 54 Below debut as she recounts the exploits and (mis)adventures that led to her gender transition. The show features gender-bending show tune standards, a few classic covers, and new songs by Sam Salmond, Julianne Wick Davis, and Nikko Benson. Music Direction by Jeremy Robin Lyons, with Mike Rosengarten (guitar), Joseph Wallace (bass), and Jeff Roberts (drums). Featuring performances from Mary Kate Morrissey, Kate Loprest, Leslie McDonel, Rachel Lee, Amanda Savan, and Natalie Wachen. There will be a "Kickstarther" after party after the show! There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KICKSTARTHER AFTER PARTY BENEFIT FOR SHAKINA

Following the 9:30 pm show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) - see above - you can round out your night with Shakina and some of her favorite 90s rocker chicks celebrating female empowerment in the same space at 11:30 pm. Featuring performances by Kate Loprest (First Date), Leslie McDonel (American Idiot, Hairspray), Natalie Wachen (Rent Off-Broadway), Mary Kate Morrissey (Hair Nat'l Tour), Rachel Lee (Joe Iconis and Family), Amanda Savan (On The Record), Anastacia McCleskey (The Book of Mormon, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), and more, this after-party benefits the KickStartHer gender confirmation campaign. There is a $15 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SOLEDAD BARRIO & NOCHE FLAMENCA AT JOE'S PUB

The world-renowned Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca celebrates 15 years at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) with a career retrospective that features the company's best-known works as well as selections from Antigona, a brand new piece commissioned by Joe's Pub as part of the New York Voices series. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, with an additional performance on Saturday the 22nd at 2:00 pm. Noche Flamenca was founded by artistic director Martin Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife Soledad Barrio. Writing in the New York Times, the chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay has called Barrio "an intensely dramatic dancer", noting that her skilled footwork expresses "the brilliance and color of flamenco rhythm". Although deeply rooted in the beautiful Flamenco culture of Madrid, Noche Flamenca's authentic gypsy heritage was reborn in New York City. The company maintains the essence, purity and integrity of one of the world's most complex and mysterious art forms, creating powerful performances that radiate off the Joe's Pub stage. "There is an intimacy we can achieve in terms of the work, the audience, the partnership, at Joe's Pub which could not exist anywhere else," said Santangelo. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS "REFLECTIONS OF MONK"

An all-star band will present "Reflections of Monk" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Band members include Tom Harrell (trumpet), Greg Osby (alto sax), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax, 2/21-22), Aaron Goldberg (piano), Ben Allison (bass) and Matt Wilson (drums). Due in part to his clever use of unorthodox harmonies and angular melodic and rhythmic twists, the iconoclastic jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk made indelible contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy," "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Straight, No Chaser," "Well, You Needn't" and many more. (It's widely believed that Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington). For "Reflections of Monk," a diverse collection of composer/performers, influenced by - if not typically associated with - Monk's music, ably re-interpret the canon. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JAVON JACKSON & FRIENDS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Javon Jackson will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Thursday, February 18th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined by Gary Bartz, sax; Jimmy Cobb, drums; Eddie Gomez, bass; and George Cables, piano. Javon Jackson came into international prominence touring and recording as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. In the years since, he has gone on to tour and record with Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Richard Davis, Bobby Hutcherson, Curtis Fuller and Stanley Turrentine, and Ben E. King. As a recording artist, Jackson has appeared on over 135 recordings, toured throughout the world and developed a formidable career as a band leader. His latest recording, Lucky 13, finds Jackson returning to acoustic jazz after a series of popular jazz-funk recordings. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: CASEY ABRAMS AT THE IRIDIUM

21-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol finalist Casey Abrams performs at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Saturday, February 20th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Casey proves he is here to stay with his self-titled debut album on Concord Records. Casey Abrams' story is that of a born natural, but it's also the story of a person who studied diligently and worked extremely hard, striving toward his dream of a life in music. He was born in Austin, Texas to professionally accomplished, extraordinarily creative parents. Casey's mother, Pamela Pierce, a screenwriter and teacher, also plays piano and sings. His father, Ira Abrams currently teaches at Idyllwild Arts Academy, the distinguished private school in the mountains above Palm Springs, California that proved instrumental in shaping Casey's musical life. There is a $25-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RENEE ROSNES QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Renee Rosnes Quartet (Renee Rosnes, piano; Steve Nelson, vibes; Peter Washington, bass; and Lewis Nash, drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, February 20th through 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. One of the premiere pianists and composers of her generation, Renee Rosnes has toured and recorded with legendary musicians James Moody, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson and the SFJAZZ Collective. She frequently performs in a two-piano setting with acclaimed pianist and husband Bill Charlap, and is also currently a member of the Ron Carter Quartet. Rosnes' other honors include four JUNO Awards (the Canadian GRAMMY), as well as being named SOCAN's 2003 Composer of the Year. Her compositions have been recorded and performed by JJ Johnson, Phil Woods, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra among others. A New York City staple for years, every member of her all-star quartet has an equally impressive resume. The repertoire will include Rosnes' originals, plus a combination of classics and pieces by such artists as Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and Billy Strayhorn. Come find out why these musicians are some of the most in-demand players in jazz today. There is a $35-$45 cover.


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

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


BOSTON: DAVE LIEBMAN GROUP WITH LYDIA LIEBMAN

The Dave Liebman Group with Lydia Liebman will be performing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, February 20th at 8:00 pm. Liebman's career has spanned over four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the saxophone/flautist in both the Elvin Jones and Miles Davis Groups, continuing as a leader since. He has played on nearly three hundred recordings with over one hundred under his leadership or co-leadership. In jazz education he is a renowned lecturer and author of several milestone books: Self Portrait Of A Jazz Artist, A Chromatic Approach To Jazz Harmony And Melody, Developing A Personal Saxophone Sound, translated into several languages, in addition to teaching DVDs, journalistic contributions to periodicals and published chamber music. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.

BOSTON: NICOLE HENRY AT THE REGATTABAR

Nicole Henry will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, February 20th at 7:30 pm. She is joined by Kevin Hays, Piano; Robert Jost, Bass; McClenty Hunter, Drums; and Bobby LaVell, Saxophone. Nicole has firmly established herself as one of the most acclaimed entertainers in jazz. Her powerfully expressive voice and her soulful, sophisticated and uplifting energy has earned her three top 10 albums. Adding to her vocal talents, Nicole's beauty and on-stage rapport combines confidence and sincerity, confirming her as an all-around beguiling performer to audiences in over 15 countries. Henry showcases her diversity and skills as a performer and refined interpreter on her January CD release, So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry Live. The 13-track live album, which was recorded at Henry's sold-out performances at Feinstein's in NYC in May 2012, showcases her soulful, inspired interpretations of some of her favorite classic hits of the 70's from iconic artists including Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Commodores and Gladys Knight.


TORONTO: VITO REZZA AND "5 AFTER 4"

Vito Rezza And "5 After 4" perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, February 20th through 22nd at 9:00 pm. Toronto-based Rezza is known as a drummer's drummer, the kind of player who awes his peers. There is far more to Vito Rezza than superb stickhandling skills, however. He is also a bandleader and composer with a string of highly-acclaimed albums under his belt. For the past 22 years, Rezza has led Canadian ensemble 5 After 4, and the band has opened for the likes of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Spyro Gyra, Kevin Eubanks, Boss Brass, and Joe Henderson. 5 After 4 released their sixth record, Rome In A Day, last year, on the ALMA Records label. The eleven-track disc featured six Rezza original compositions, and it confirmed he's at the peak of his powers in all his different roles. Rounding out the ensemble: keyboardist Matt Horner, an accomplished and creative musician whose career spans four decades; Juno-nominated bassist Pat Kilbride, who has appeared on over 200 recordings; and the highly in-demand saxophonist John Johnson, who has worked with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Diana Krall. There is a $15 cover.


D.C.: KIM WATERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Kim Waters will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, February 20th through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kim has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in the music business. For close to two decades the saxophonist, composer and producer has been one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a beacon of light in contemporary jazz. He has garnered praise from critics and fans alike, amassing record sales of over a million albums and ranks among the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. Kim Waters' music has fine-tuned the perfect combination of sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion and technique and soulfulness. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: ANDY POXON BAND & DAVE CHAPPELL BAND

The Andy Poxon Band & Dave Chappell Band will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, February 20th at 7:30 pm. Nineteen year-old Andy Poxon has been performing in and around the greater Washington D.C. area with his band, the Andy Poxon Band, and others since 2009. His first album,Red Roots, was released in 2011 at the age of 16, containing a mixture of Americana incorporating heavy doses of the blues, rockabilly, soul and jazz. Andy's latest release, Tomorrow was released in March 2013 and showcases the major evolution in Andy's creative development. The 14-song CD was produced by Duke Robillard who hired his top-notch rhythm section and the Roomful of Blues horn section. The band builds a solid foundation for the young guitarist, as he sings and plays his way through an amazing set of blues, rock 'n' roll, classic soul, jazz, southern rock and more. Andy wrote every song except the last one, Jammin' At Lakewest, a swinging instrumental co-written by Robillard. Andy has been nominated for several Washington Area Music Awards and in 2013 was nominated for the Blues Blast Magazine Sean Costello Rising Star Award. Andy plays to sold out audiences all along the East Coast and up into Canada. There is a $10 cover.

FLORIDA: REGIS PHILBIN MAKES ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

Regis Philbin makes his club debut at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. A beloved TV personality known for his emotional outbursts and uniquely inflected speech, Regis Philbin first came to national prominence as Joey Bishop's sidekick on the comedian's eponymous late-1960s talk show. It took another decade of various on-air gigs before Philbin hit it big as the host of WABC's local Manhattan morning show in 1983. Kathie Lee Gifford joined him as co-host in 1985, and in 1988 their series, renamed Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, went into national syndication and turned them into superstars. Over the years, Philbin was tapped to host a number of other shows (Walt Disney specials, prime-time game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) and appeared as himself in countless movies and television shows. He also weathered Gifford's 2000 departure and found great chemistry with her replacement, Kelly Ripa. In 2004, after over 15,000 hours on national television, Philbin entered the record books as the most filmed personality ever. $150 for prix fixe dinner & show.

ST. LOUIS: KEN PAGE OPENS THE GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL

The Gaslight Cabaret Festival takes place at THE GASLIGHT THEATER (358 North Boyle Street, Louis MO - 314-725-4200 EXT 10 - http://www.LicketyTix.com ) from February 20th through April 26th - Nine long weekends, twelve artists, twenty-two performances! Star of stage and screen, Ken Page opens the series on Thursday & Friday, February 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm with his show 'Old, New, Borrowed and Blue'. He is backed by Henry Palkes, Music Director with Vince Clark on Bass and James Jackson on Percussion. A veteran of Broadway's original casts of Cats, Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz, Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, and Guys & Dolls, Ken is one of Broadway's and the MUNY's favorite players. Film audiences know Ken from Dreamgirls, Torch Song Trilogy, and as the voice of Mr. Oogie Boogie in the Tim Burton cult classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. In Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, look for Ken to include a range of songs from Old Broadway, New Broadway, his favorite artists, and the blues. Tickets are $35-$40.

PALM SPRINGS: SPENCER DAY AT THE COPA

Velvet-voiced Spencer Day will appear at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Saturday, February 20th through 22nd at 8:00 pm. Day performed at the 2007 San Francisco Jazz Festival, and has headlined several high-profile West Coast music venues, including Yoshi's, the Plush Room, the Great American Music Hall, Herbst Theatre, Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Hollywood Bowl. He earned raves for performances at the The Town Hall, the Canal Room in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. A headliner in England, Japan, Australia and Indonesia, Spencer Day is a modern-day jazzy crooner who looks to the greats for inspiration. Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: MEGHAN KIRK AT THE GARDENIA

Meghan Kirk will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, February 20th at 9:00 pm. Born and raised in St. Louis, Ms. Kirk moved to New York City in 1997 to pursue a career in theatre, armed with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Stephens College. Seeing Julie Wilson perform at the 92nd Street Y, she fell in love with the art of cabaret. She moved to Los Angeles 10 years ago, and in addition to singing, she makes funny youtube videos and travels the world as a corporate flight attendant. 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: THE NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN BAND

The Narada Michael Walden Band will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, February 20th at 8:00 pm. Among a handful of the most innovative, original and influential artists of our time, Narada Michael Walden's stature as an authentic musical renaissance man is a matter of record. Producing Hits for Artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin (including the platinum "Freeway of Love."), Steve Winwood, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Lionel Ritchie, Lisa Fischer, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck and The Temptations, the EMMY and multi-GRAMMY winner (Producer, Album and Song of The Year) has been at the helm of hit music that spans decades. His music flows freely from pop, rock and soul, to the rarified realms of jazz, fusion and world music. With Jeff Beck, Narada wrote and played drums on the seminal album "Wired" that earned them both their first Gold Album. Walden was an integral part of introducing Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey to millions of fans worldwide, producing and writing their breakthrough hits that first brought these divas to the spotlight. There is a $25 cover.


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LONDON: ANNABEL LEVENTON AND ROBERT MEADMORE

Following on from their highly acclaimed show of Jerry Herman's Dear World earlier this year, Annabel Leventon and Robert Meadmore return to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Thursday, February 18th through 20th at 8:00 pm. They will explore songs of experience in their new show, IMPERFECT RELATIONSHIPS, performing an eclectic mix of songs by Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman, Jacques Brel and Stephen Sondheim. These are interspered with songs from shows such as Hair!, Les Miserables and Guys and Dolls, as well as new and original pop/rock material, mixed with stories from their extensive careers in theatre and film. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: RAY SHELL AT THE PHEASANTRY

Street Angels Productions Present Ray Shell at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. Musical Director is Ian Vince-Gatt. The show will include music from: Starlight Express, Kinky Boots, Phantom Of The Opera & More, plus quotes from his internationally acclaimed novel & Feeding Miranda • his coming new novel. The show is staged and directed by Dollie Henry-Jenkins. Call for cover/minimum information.


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

On the heels of their one-year wedding anniversary, distinguished entertainers Christine Reisner-Rebic (an international cabaret chanteuse and dancer) and Don Rebic (Broadway and cabaret musical director and composer) will join forces for the New York City debut of their first full-length cabaret act as a duo at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, February 9th and Wednesday, February 19th - both shows at 7:00 pm. "Look Who's in Love" features their original songs as well as songs by veteran Broadway composer Albert Hague (Christine's uncle) and timeless jazzy standards by Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Jimmy Van Heusen, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show celebrates the possibility of finding love at any stage of life, with amusing patter that describes the couple's courting days, which led to their partnership in music and in life. They will premiere three songs they composed together: "You're Making Me Nervous," "Two Heads Are Better Than One," and "Leap of Faith;" attendees will each receive a complimentary copy of their first CD single, "Two Heads Are Better Than One." Christine and Don will also share insider anecdotes from their showbiz careers, including how they were both influenced by working with Bob Fosse. Valentines and singles alike will be charmed by this multitalented couple. Don, who has served as the longtime musical director and pianist for such celebrated singers as Leslie Uggams and Karen Akers, will step into the spotlight for the first time as a singer. In addition to singing, Christine will play violin live and dance to her own prerecorded violin solo. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: 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 Baby Jane Dexter and Christine Pedi. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FROM BOOK TO BROADWAY AT THE DUPLEX

"From Book to Broadway" presents the best new voices New York has to offer at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesday, February 19th at 7:00 pm. This performance features the talents of Mackenzie Barmen, Melissa D'Anna, Megan Jacobson, Nathan Keep, Nicole Loewenstein, Elora Rosch and Christine Zavakos. Music Director: Andrew Sotomayor; Director: Lisa Moss. Each performer selects one song from their audition "Book," and one song from a their dream "Broadway" or "Off-Broadway" show. Hosted by New York's own, Comedian Maribeth Mooney. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: TISH RABE AND FRIENDS

Tish Rabe and Friends will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440)on Wednesday, February 19th at 7:00 pm. They are a jazz quartet headlined by Tish Rabe, a graduate of Ithaca College School of Music with a degree in Vocal Performance, who sings classic and contemporary jazz favorites by Natalie Cole, Diana Krall and Michael Buble. The band recently performed to a sell-out crowd at The Side Door Jazz Club and Ms. Rabe sings as a guest artist at local jazz festivals. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JACQUES BREL RETURNS

The Music Of Brel, Blau, Shuman and Jouannest en Cabaret will be presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Wednesday, February 29th at 8:00 pm. Presented by Dan Whitten, Mark Beigelman, Peter Martin and Tiger Theatricals, 'Jacques Brel RETURNS' is a new cabaret production featuring highlights from 'Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris' as well as Brel songs not in the original score. The rotating cast includes PJ Baccari, Anna Bergman, Sarah Bierstock, Robert Cuccioli, Natascia Diaz, Rodney Hicks, Arlo Hill, Sam Ludwig, Marissa Mulder, Ereni Sevasti, Jim Stanek, and David Wolfson. Created by Dan Whitten and Mark Beigelman, who produced the hit revival and CD in 2006/2007, and featuring musical direction by Rick Hip-Flores, the evening features Jacques Brel favorites including "Carousel," "My Childhood," "If We Only Have Love," "Ne Me Quitte Pas," "The Bulls," "Jackie," "Amsterdam" and "I Loved."There is a $30-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SOLEDAD BARRIO & NOCHE FLAMENCA AT JOE'S PUB

The world-renowned Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca celebrates 15 years at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) with a career retrospective that features the company's best-known works as well as selections from Antigona, a brand new piece commissioned by Joe's Pub as part of the New York Voices series. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, with an additional performance on Saturday the 22nd at 2:00 pm. Noche Flamenca was founded by artistic director Martin Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife Soledad Barrio. Writing in the New York Times, the chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay has called Barrio "an intensely dramatic dancer", noting that her skilled footwork expresses "the brilliance and color of flamenco rhythm". Although deeply rooted in the beautiful Flamenco culture of Madrid, Noche Flamenca's authentic gypsy heritage was reborn in New York City. The company maintains the essence, purity and integrity of one of the world's most complex and mysterious art forms, creating powerful performances that radiate off the Joe's Pub stage. "There is an intimacy we can achieve in terms of the work, the audience, the partnership, at Joe's Pub which could not exist anywhere else," said Santangelo. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: VALERIE CAPERS

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 19th features Valerie Capers, piano & vocals. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS "REFLECTIONS OF MONK"

An all-star band will present "Reflections of Monk" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Band members include Tom Harrell (trumpet), Greg Osby (alto sax), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax, 2/21-22), Aaron Goldberg (piano), Ben Allison (bass) and Matt Wilson (drums). Due in part to his clever use of unorthodox harmonies and angular melodic and rhythmic twists, the iconoclastic jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk made indelible contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy," "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Straight, No Chaser," "Well, You Needn't" and many more. (It's widely believed that Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington). For "Reflections of Monk," a diverse collection of composer/performers, influenced by - if not typically associated with - Monk's music, ably re-interpret the canon. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JAVON JACKSON & FRIENDS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Javon Jackson will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Thursday, February 18th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined by Gary Bartz, sax; Jimmy Cobb, drums; Eddie Gomez, bass; and George Cables, piano. Javon Jackson came into international prominence touring and recording as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. In the years since, he has gone on to tour and record with Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Richard Davis, Bobby Hutcherson, Curtis Fuller and Stanley Turrentine, and Ben E. King. As a recording artist, Jackson has appeared on over 135 recordings, toured throughout the world and developed a formidable career as a band leader. His latest recording, Lucky 13, finds Jackson returning to acoustic jazz after a series of popular jazz-funk recordings. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MEG DOHERTY & NICK DOTHEE: OUR FUNNY VALENTINE

Meg Doherty & Nick Dothee bring their show 'Our Funny Valentine' to THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, February 19th at 9:00 pm. Love isn't always a many splendored thing. It comes with both trials and tribulations that grow more apparent as we get older and experience what love has to offer us. It's said that good art parallels life, and love is arguably the most vital aspect of that. Composers such as Cole Porter and Gershwin have given us classic songs celebrating love, but also delicately capturing what it feels like to lose it. As Valentines day approaches, Nick and Meg have no choice but to sing about both sides of this paradoxical coin. Our Funny Valentine is filled with something for everyone. From musical theater to pop standards, the two NYC actors will take you on a love boat voyage that makes you laugh out loud while breaking your heart. After all, what's love got to do with it? Well it turns out, everything. Come see these talented young artists sing about that heart shaped red box of chocolates you may or may not receive this year. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: A SWINGING TRIBUTE TO JOE WILDER

DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) will host a tribute to trumpeter and living legend Joe Wilder on the week of his 92nd birthday on Wednesday, February 19th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Taking part in the show are Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar/music director; Rufus Reid, bass; Russ Kassoff and Bill Charlap (7:30pm only), piano; Ed Laub and Russell Malone, guitar; Warren Vache, Jimmy Owens, trumpet; Loren Schoenberg and Jimmy Heath, tenor saxophone; Nicki Parrott, bass. Over the course of his career, Wilder regularly worked with a virtually incomparable list of jazz icons, including Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Benny Carter, Tony Bennett, Yusef Lateef, Gil Evans, and Hank Jones. One of the first thousand black Marines to serve during World War II, Wilder eventually became Assistant Bandmaster for the headquarters' band. He enjoyed decades of first-call status as a studio musician and live jazz performer. For his impact on the history of American music•and especially for furthering jazz's influence on the development of the music industry•his legacy as a national treasure is more than deserved. Join Wilder at Dizzy's Club as some of his favorite musicians pay him tribute. There is a $35 cover.

BOSTON: CHASE GARRETT - SOLO BOOGIE WOOGIE AND BLUES PIANO

Chase Garrett brings his 'Solo Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano' show to THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, February 19th at 7:30 pm. Chase Garrett began playing piano at age nine and by seventeen was performing professionally across the U.S. In his travels he has shared the stage with some of today's most influential blues, boogie woogie and jazz pianists including Axel Zwingenberger, Michael Kaeshammer and James Goodwin. Having been heavily influenced by artists such as Oscar Peterson, Otis Spann and Meade "Lux" Lewis, his style has grown into a diverse mix of boogie woogie, blues and swing. Chase has dedicated himself to the music and is as much of a performer as he is a preservationist, a teacher and producer. He has brought world class pianists to the Englert Theatre in Iowa City, IA for his annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp concert series and has taught piano at blues and swing festivals across the country. He is currently living in Boston and attending North Bennet Street School for Piano Technology. There is a $15 cover.

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

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


D.C.: SANDRA ST. VICTOR AT BLUES ALLEY

Dallas born, Holland based singer/songwriter Sandra St. Victor will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, February 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A trained opera singer, Sandra is very much an artist's artist. Through the years she has earned the respect and admiration of her peers and has the accolades to show it. The down to earth and humble force of nature has recorded with Curtis Mayfield and had her own songs recorded by everyone from Prince and Common to Chaka Khan and Tina Turner. Her music has even appeared on the silver screen, including the movie Shrek. An undeniable performer onstage, St. Victor has logged hours on the road touring alongside such diverse stars as Roy Ayers' Ubiquity, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ziggy Marley. Known and loved as a founding member of the ground-breaking trio The Family Stand, the prolific singer/songwriter has been converting fans note by note over the past two decades. Call for cover/minimum information.

FLORIDA: REGIS PHILBIN MAKES ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

Regis Philbin makes his club debut at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. A beloved TV personality known for his emotional outbursts and uniquely inflected speech, Regis Philbin first came to national prominence as Joey Bishop's sidekick on the comedian's eponymous late-1960s talk show. It took another decade of various on-air gigs before Philbin hit it big as the host of WABC's local Manhattan morning show in 1983. Kathie Lee Gifford joined him as co-host in 1985, and in 1988 their series, renamed Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, went into national syndication and turned them into superstars. Over the years, Philbin was tapped to host a number of other shows (Walt Disney specials, prime-time game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) and appeared as himself in countless movies and television shows. He also weathered Gifford's 2000 departure and found great chemistry with her replacement, Kelly Ripa. In 2004, after over 15,000 hours on national television, Philbin entered the record books as the most filmed personality ever. $150 for prix fixe dinner & show.

CHICAGO: SOME OL' LOVE WITH THE KING: A TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE

Dom Thomas presents his show 'Some Ol' Love With the King: A Tribute to Nat King Cole' at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Wednesday, February 19th at 8:00 pm. Musical director is Nick Sula. Dom will be delivering standards from the songbook of Nat King Cole. Born and raised in Kirkwood MO, Dom was the oldest of 4 children by Carla and John Hundley. Graduate of Kirkwood High School and Southeast Missouri State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre he is currentlylLiving to Chicago IL for a better opportunity to get noticed.There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

LOS ANGELES: MICHELE BROURMAN WITH "LOVE AND TAKEOUT"

Michele Brourman presents "Love and TakeOut," an evening of original songs, at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesday, February 19th at 9:00 pm. Perhaps best-known to longstanding Gardenia fans as musical director to Amanda McBroom and Dixie Carter, Ms. Brourman has also soloed at the Gardenia on many occasions, and has returned after a hiatus of several years with an expanded portfolio of her own songs, penned alone and with others, many of which have since become familiar to cabaret aficionados. Her song "My Favorite Year," has become a standard recorded by such celebrated performers as Michael Feinstein, Margaret Whiting, and Cleo Laine. In addition, she has co-written and produced songs for 16 animated features for Universal Studios and the Land Before Time television series, created the score for Dangerous Beauty with Amanda McBroom, (produced at the Pasadena Playhouse,) and collaborated with lyricist Sheilah Rae for the off-Broadway musical, I Married Wyatt Earp. She continues to play piano for talents as diverse as McBroom, Tovah Feldshuh, Bernadette Peters, and Bob Dylan. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: MARLA JONES AT CATALINA JAZZ

Marla Jones will perform at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Wednesday, February 19th at 8:30 pm. A native of Topeka, Kansas, Marla currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, where she has appeared in concert at numerous venues throughout Southern California singing in varied styles of music from inspirational, international (she sings in 5 languages!), show tunes, standards and the great American songbook, to her passion. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: ANE BRUN AT YOSHI'S

Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, February 19that 8:00 pm. She will be joined by special guest Linnea Olsson. The recording of Ane Brun's new album, It All Starts With One would have been underway as early as 2010, were it not for Peter Gabriel and Ani DiFranco inviting Ane on tour. Much to the frustration of her fast-growing fan base, accumulated over the previous three studio album and periods of hard touring, Ane Brun's own album had to wait. This, however, turned out to be an advantageous move with that year spent on the world tour giving Ane time to write additional songs and allowing for further work on those that already existed. During those magical recording days in Stockholm last spring, no one in the artist's inner circle had any doubt that the time was right, everything just fell into place. There is a $29 cover.


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LONDON: ANNABEL LEVENTON AND ROBERT MEADMORE

Following on from their highly acclaimed show of Jerry Herman's Dear World earlier this year, Annabel Leventon and Robert Meadmore return to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Thursday, February 18th through 20th at 8:00 pm. They will explore songs of experience in their new show, IMPERFECT RELATIONSHIPS, performing an eclectic mix of songs by Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman, Jacques Brel and Stephen Sondheim. These are interspered with songs from shows such as Hair!, Les Miserables and Guys and Dolls, as well as new and original pop/rock material, mixed with stories from their extensive careers in theatre and film. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: RAY SHELL AT THE PHEASANTRY

Street Angels Productions Present Ray Shell at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. Musical Director is Ian Vince-Gatt. The show will include music from: Starlight Express, Kinky Boots, Phantom Of The Opera & More, plus quotes from his internationally acclaimed novel & Feeding Miranda • his coming new novel. The show is staged and directed by Dollie Henry-Jenkins. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BRONWYN'S FROLICS FOLLIESGAIETIESVANITIES AND SCANDALS RETURN!

Bronwyn's 'Frolics Folliesgaietiesvanities and Scandals' open-mic returns for a second week on a new night (Tuesday) and at a new location - THE GREENWICH VILLAGE BISTRO (13 Carmine Street, NYC - 212-209-9777), on February 18th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Hosted by Bronwyn Rucker, the show welcomes Actors, Singers, Poets, Playwrights and Comics to share the open-mic. There is a $7 suggested donation cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE SINGING EXPERIENCE GRADUATE PERFORMANCE

THE SINGING EXPERIENCE presents a special Graduate Performance at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212 315-3500) of "EASY TO LOVE" on Tuesday, February 18th. These renowned workshops created in 1977 by two-time MAC Award Winning Director, Linda Amiel Burns, are for anyone with a song in their hearts who want to learn vocal and performance skills, communication/microphone technique, gain confidence and sing out fearlessly with joy to be a "star" in your life every day! For the past 36 years, thousands of people of all ages and all walks of life have benefited from this remarkable experience and transformed their lives. The Cast: Emma Campbell, Bill Dyszel, Lavelle Jones, Eve Justice, Sally Mercedes, Michelle Rattray, Denise Romeo, Zoey Pena, Bonnie Schneider, Suzanne Zemke. Musical Director: Richard Danley. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: COLE RUMBOUGH MAKES METROPOLITAN ROOM DEBUT

Cole Rumbough will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm. Dedicated to preserving and promoting the romance and songwriting genius of the Great American Songbook, Cole's influences are drawn from Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Vic Damone, Marilyn Maye, Christine Andreas, Mel Torme, Doris Day, Nat King Cole, and of course, Frank Sinatra. Cole Rumbough has performed at many private events and charity galas in New York, the Hamptons and Palm Beach, including the prestigious International Red Cross Ball with the Peter Duchin Orchestra. Recently, Cole has been performing regularly at Sirio Maccioni's legendary Le Cirque Cafe. His original song, "Awakened" is featured in the new Supernova Media film of the same title. At the age of 23, Cole is very excited to be making his Metropolitan Room debut. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: THAT DARE NOT SPEAK: LOVE SONGS BY GAY AMERICAN COMPOSERS

Tenor/composer Dennis Tobenski and pianist Marc Peloquin present a post-Valentine's Day evening of love songs by gay American composers at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm. The show will include works by David Del Tredici, Chester Biscardi, Dennis Tobenski, Darien Shulman, and Zachary Wadsworth. This concert is presented as a part of the 2014 Composers Now Festival. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: EDDIE BRUCE MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

Acclaimed concert performer Eddie Bruce makes his 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut with a brand new show on Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm. The show will be featuring more songs than anyone could imagine in one performance. Last year, Eddie was a guest artist with the Philly Pops. He has brought audiences to their feet singing with the Hershey Symphony Pops and Ocean City Pops as well, and his show, "Bruce on Bennett", featuring the work of Tony Bennett, is the #1 best selling cabaret in the history of the Prince Music Theater. In the premiere of The Medley Show, Eddie Bruce creates fascinating and fun medleys by our greatest composers and lyricists- including Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb, Sammy Cahn, Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and more. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JASON BROCK IN A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

Jason Brock brings his show 'In A New York State of Mind' to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, February 18th at 9:30 pm. Jason Brockwas a finalist on FOX TV's "The X-Factor" where his big song was Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind." Jason loves New York, and although he is a San Francisco resident and a well known cabaret performer there, he's thrilled to be making his New York City debut with this show. Jason is ready to share his soulful, genuine and candid music, ranging from R&B to jazz to musicals to pop. There will be selections from Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Hedwig, Anita Baker, Sade, Rocky Horror and more. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SOLEDAD BARRIO & NOCHE FLAMENCA AT JOE'S PUB

The world-renowned Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca celebrates 15 years at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) with a career retrospective that features the company's best-known works as well as selections from Antigona, a brand new piece commissioned by Joe's Pub as part of the New York Voices series. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, with an additional performance on Saturday the 22nd at 2:00 pm. Noche Flamenca was founded by artistic director Martin Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife Soledad Barrio. Writing in the New York Times, the chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay has called Barrio "an intensely dramatic dancer", noting that her skilled footwork expresses "the brilliance and color of flamenco rhythm". Although deeply rooted in the beautiful Flamenco culture of Madrid, Noche Flamenca's authentic gypsy heritage was reborn in New York City. The company maintains the essence, purity and integrity of one of the world's most complex and mysterious art forms, creating powerful performances that radiate off the Joe's Pub stage. "There is an intimacy we can achieve in terms of the work, the audience, the partnership, at Joe's Pub which could not exist anywhere else," said Santangelo. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: BIRDLAND PRESENTS "REFLECTIONS OF MONK"

An all-star band will present "Reflections of Monk" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Band members include Tom Harrell (trumpet), Greg Osby (alto sax), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax, 2/21-22), Aaron Goldberg (piano), Ben Allison (bass) and Matt Wilson (drums). Due in part to his clever use of unorthodox harmonies and angular melodic and rhythmic twists, the iconoclastic jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk made indelible contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy," "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Straight, No Chaser," "Well, You Needn't" and many more. (It's widely believed that Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington). For "Reflections of Monk," a diverse collection of composer/performers, influenced by - if not typically associated with - Monk's music, ably re-interpret the canon. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JAVON JACKSON & FRIENDS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Javon Jackson will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Thursday, February 18th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined by Gary Bartz, sax; Jimmy Cobb, drums; Eddie Gomez, bass; and George Cables, piano. Javon Jackson came into international prominence touring and recording as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. In the years since, he has gone on to tour and record with Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Richard Davis, Bobby Hutcherson, Curtis Fuller and Stanley Turrentine, and Ben E. King. As a recording artist, Jackson has appeared on over 135 recordings, toured throughout the world and developed a formidable career as a band leader. His latest recording, Lucky 13, finds Jackson returning to acoustic jazz after a series of popular jazz-funk recordings. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: DONTAE WINSLOW AT THE IRIDIUM

ScoBar Entertainment presents Dontae Winslow at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, February 18th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Trumpeter/Film Composer Dontae Winslow brings his soulful & unique blend of Jazz Music that borrows from sensibilities of blues, hip-hop, and classic jazz standards. Dontae tours with Justin Timberlake & The TNKids on the 20/20 Experience World Tour and performs songs from his latest CD entitled "Enter the Dynasty". As a duo Winslowdynasty incorporates Dontae on trumpet/raps, and his wife Mashica Winslow sings in styles that infuse classical, gospel, and R&B. Dontae Winslow & WinslowDynasty celebrate a hot new CD featuring guest artists Chick Corea, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart, and Dennis Chambers. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: OMER AVITAL AT DIZZY'S

Omer Avital will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, February 18th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. He is joined by Eli Degibri, saxophones; Joel Frahm, saxophones; Yonathan Avishai, piano. Long-recognized as an elite bassist and composer, Omer Avital's most recent release was named one of the top 10 jazz CDs of 2012 by NPR and one of the best CDs of the year by DownBeat. The Israeli-born bassist writes hard-driving, groove-heavy jazz infused with, among many other influences, Israeli folk songs, Yemenite Jewish liturgical music, Arabic and Mediterranean popular music, North African music, European avant-garde, Western popular music, the blues, and many sub-genres of jazz. This far-reaching creative energy has by no means alienated Avital from his jazz peers, and the strength of his writing makes the music accessible to musicians and audiences alike. He has toured and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Brian Blade, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Roy Haynes, and more. There is a $30 cover.

TORONTO: LINDA IPPOLITO: "FRITES WITH SALSA"

Pianist Linda Ippolito returns to THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, February 18th with sets at 7:30 & 9:00 pm with her show "Frites with Salsa". Linda always serves up a tasty treat of French and Latin delights. Her set will include 20th century gems by Poulenc, Ginastera and Albeniz. The evening will also feature the Payadora Tango Ensemble in their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary tango music by composers such as De Caro, Pugliese, Troilo, Salgan and Piazzolla. There is a $20 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.: LORI JENAIRE "TRIBUTE TO PHYLLIS HYMAN"

Lori Jenaire will present a "Tribute to Phyllis Hyman" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, February 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. When songbird Lori Jenaire graced the musical landscape a few years ago with her CD offering, "Fruition," music enthusiasts happily took note. The Chicago native brought something pleasingly different yet hauntingly familiar to the scene. With her remake of the Mamas and Papa's smash 'California Dreamin', Jenaire takes the Jazz/R&B world by storm. Since Fruition's release, she has consistently been on the R&R Jazz Indicator charts steadily climbing from her debut at No 26 and reaching No 7 on the Smooth Jazz.com indie chart. Her debut on the Dance/Club scene produced a smash remix of "You Know How to Love Me" achieving Bullet status on the Billboard top 20 Dance Charts and Grammy consideration. Call for cover/minimum information.


FLORIDA: REGIS PHILBIN MAKES ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

Regis Philbin makes his club debut at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. A beloved TV personality known for his emotional outbursts and uniquely inflected speech, Regis Philbin first came to national prominence as Joey Bishop's sidekick on the comedian's eponymous late-1960s talk show. It took another decade of various on-air gigs before Philbin hit it big as the host of WABC's local Manhattan morning show in 1983. Kathie Lee Gifford joined him as co-host in 1985, and in 1988 their series, renamed Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, went into national syndication and turned them into superstars. Over the years, Philbin was tapped to host a number of other shows (Walt Disney specials, prime-time game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) and appeared as himself in countless movies and television shows. He also weathered Gifford's 2000 departure and found great chemistry with her replacement, Kelly Ripa. In 2004, after over 15,000 hours on national television, Philbin entered the record books as the most filmed personality ever. $150 for prix fixe dinner & show.

LOS ANGELES: CHERYL BARNES CELEBRATES CD RELEASE

Cheryl Barnes celebrates the release of her new CD, "Listen To This" at ROCKWELL: TABLE & STAGE (1714 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - 323-669-1550) on Tuesday, February 18th at 8:00 pm. She will be joined by her 6 piece band made up of some of LA's finest Jazz musicians. Cheryl is a Jazz singer who puts her unique stamp on everything she sings, and the music on the CD includes original songs in addition to her exquisite interpretations of the work of others. She is a consummate entertainer who will touch everyone in the room with her artistry and her warmth. Call for cover/minimum information.

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! On the 18th, his special guest vocalist is Chrissi Poland (of Sting & Nile Rogers). 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: ANNABEL LEVENTON AND ROBERT MEADMORE

Following on from their highly acclaimed show of Jerry Herman's Dear World earlier this year, Annabel Leventon and Robert Meadmore return to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Thursday, February 18th through 20th at 8:00 pm. They will explore songs of experience in their new show, IMPERFECT RELATIONSHIPS, performing an eclectic mix of songs by Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman, Jacques Brel and Stephen Sondheim. These are interspered with songs from shows such as Hair!, Les Miserables and Guys and Dolls, as well as new and original pop/rock material, mixed with stories from their extensive careers in theatre and film. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: RAY SHELL AT THE PHEASANTRY

Street Angels Productions Present Ray Shell at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 18th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. Musical Director is Ian Vince-Gatt. The show will include music from: Starlight Express, Kinky Boots, Phantom Of The Opera & More, plus quotes from his internationally acclaimed novel & Feeding Miranda • his coming new novel. The show is staged and directed by Dollie Henry-Jenkins. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: ELAINE STRITCH DISCUSSES NEW FILM AND CAREER AT 92Y

Stage and screen legend Elaine Stritch moved back to Michigan a year ago, but on Monday, FebRUARY 17th at 7:00 pm she returns to New York for a rare public talk at 92nd STREET Y (1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-415-5500). Stritch will discuss her extraordinary life and career with director Chiemi Karasawa, whose new film Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, features the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner. The event includes clips from the new film, which features Stritch on and off stage via archival footage and intimate cinema verite, candid reflections that are punctuated with photographs from Stritch's personal collection, and words from friends, including Alec Baldwin, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini and John Turturro. A Broadway icon, Ms. Stritch has delivered fabled performances in plays by Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, A Delicate Balance), William Inge (Bus Stop), and Tennessee Williams (Small Craft Warnings), and in musicals such as Pal Joey and Stephen Sondheim's Company, in which she created the role of Joanne and introduced what would become her signature song, the show stopping "The Ladies Who Lunch." Chiemi Karasawa is an award-winning Director/Producer who founded Isotope Films in 2005 to develop and produce content based on character-driven true stories. Her directorial debut Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me will be released theatrically by IFC/Sundance Selects in 2014. Tickets from $29.
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NYC: BILL SOLLY WITH SIMON MULLIGAN AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Bill Solly, a writer of songs and musicals that hardly anyone's ever heard of, will perform at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Monday, February 17th; Friday, February 21st; and Monday, March 3rd, all shows at 7:00 pm. Billy has nevertheless had an interesting life, full of songs and stories about his adventures in Canada, London, New York and Los Angeles, and he can't wait to tell about them. He will be joined by the distinguished pianist Simon Mulligan and guest artists will be Carl Anthony Tramon (February 17th & March 3rd) and Elizabeth Inghram (February 21st & March 3rd). In Canada he contributed to My Fur Lady, Jubilee, Spring Thaw, Clap Hands, and many CBC radio and TV shows, but his focus was always musicals. Let the Piper Come, one of his first, was based on L.M. Montgomery's Rainbow Valley; then there was a big musical about the St. Lawrence Seaway called Strawberry that almost - but didn't happen. In England for fifteen years, Solly wrote for Maurice Chevalier, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Annie Ross, Danny La Rue, Marty Feldman, Matt Monro, Brigitte Bardot, Max Bygraves and George Burns, collaborated with Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg and Denis King, and had five (now six) productions in the West End: Sweet William, Ad Lib, Queen Passionella and the Sleeping Beauty, Danny La Rue at the Palace and The Great American Backstage Musical. The latter (book with Donald Ward) originated in Los Angeles. Also with Ward Solly has had six other musicals in New York including the 1975 Off Broadway hit Boy Meets Boy, recently premiered in London with great success. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CAROL DALY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

An exciting and versatile performer, Carol Daly will sing selections from the American Songbook and jazz classics with new arrangements and a fresh approach at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, February 17th at 7:00 pm. Accompanying Carol is Nathan Kaplan on Piano, Everett Boyd on Bass & Marc Copell on drums. Carol has performed in cabaret clubs, restaurants, culture festivals, artistic and community driven venues. For Carol, music is a passion and a healing art. She has integrated jazz, blues, pop and musical theatre in to her singing style and is described as a gifted singer with a mellifluous, warm resonance to her voice that comes straight from the heart. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MADE IN BROOKLYN - WITH RANDY GRAFF

George Gershwin. Carole King. Betty Comden. Harry Nilsson. Barry Manilow. Barbra Streisand. What do these great writers and artists have in common? They were all born in Brooklyn! Also from the fourth largest city in America is Tony Award winner Randy Graff (City of Angels, Les Miserables), who will sing the music of artists from her hometown at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, February 17th at 7:00 pm & Wednesday, March 5th at 9:30 pm, backed up by a slammin' trio of musicians. Made in Brooklyn is the personal and musical story of Randy herself - one more great performer from Canarsie! There is a $35-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS: 5TH EDITION

Cutting-Edge Composers: 5th Edition will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, February 17th at 9:30 pm. Cutting-Edge Composers is a concert series that strives to create greater exposure for up-and-coming songwriters by providing them with venues, publicity, Broadway performers and musicians to best showcase their material. After sold-out shows at the Canal Room, NYMF, and Joe's Pub, Cutting-Edge Composers is thrilled to be presenting their fifth concert 5th concert as their debut at 54 Below! The concert, featuring brand new songs from new musicals in the works, is directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto with musical direction by Julie McBride and Benjamin Rauhala. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: DAVID ALAN THORNTON VS. THE BUNNY SUICIDES

David Alan Thornton has escaped and he's at it again! He returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, February 17th at 11:30 pm with David Alan Thornton Vs. the Bunny Suicides - an evening of fun, feelings, fruity love stories, robots with identity crises, determined hippopotamuses (yes, it's the correct plural), and BUNNY SUICIDES! Featuring an all-star cast and a terrific band, the night and the music are sure to make you laugh, sigh, snort, cry, and feel darn good. Featuring: Tituss Burgess, Natalie Weiss, Zachary Prince, Leo Ash Evens, Jeremy Morse, Lauren Marcus, Eric William Morris, Michael Deleget, Jonathan Reid Gealt, Mark Sanderlin, Rachel Lee, Dustin Sullivan, Starr Busby, Lorinda Lisitza, Ashley Travis and Jared Marcel Weiss. There is just a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum (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: ANNE TOFFLEMIRE IN "THIS FUNNY WORLD"

After her November sold-out debut concert at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080), singer Anne Tofflemire will return to the historic stage in her show This Funny World on Monday, February 17th at 7:00 pm. This Funny World is an evening of popular songs from Rodgers & Hart, Stephen Sondheim, Joni Mitchell, Irving Berlin, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams. Accompanist/music director for the evening will be Ross Patterson. Anne Tofflemire was raised in Northern California, where she starred in the long running San Francisco productions of Side by Side by Sondheim and Rap Master Ronnie. She was discovered by theAcademy Award-winning lyricist Sammy Cahn, with whom she toured nationally and internationally in Sammy Cahn: Words and Music. Her other theatre credits include Peter Pan opposite Cathy Rigby, Maria in West Side Story, A LittleNight Music, and understudying, as well as going on for Donna McKechnie a sMama Rose in Gypsy. Her cabaret appearances include Town Hall, Firebird Cafe, Delmonico's, and Eighty-Eights in Manhattan, the Plush Room in San Francisco, and the Gardenia in Los Angeles. Her CD, "Let's Face the Music," was released by Harbinger Records. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: MINO CINELU WORLD JAZZ ENSEMBLE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Mino Cinelu World Jazz Ensemble featuring Mino Cinelu, drums, percussion, vocals, guitar; Jamshied Sharifi, keys, vocal, percussion; Mamadou Ba, bass; and Jose Davila, tuba & percussion, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, February 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. They will be joined by Bria Skonberg (voice, trumpet, flugelhorn). Mino Cinelu began his musical journey as a child by learning to play the guitar. He went on to develop an affinity and passion for the drum set along with various types of percussive instruments during his early years of musical maturation. By the time he had turned sixteen, Cinelu was a professional musician traveling between London and New York for gigs and recording sessions. During his travels, he collaborated with a vast number of musicians whose differing musical inclinations, be they in jazz, funk, rap, electro, flamenco, and pop, were as varied as the prestige of each artist (Miles Davis, Sting, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Lou Reed, Vicente Amigo, Stevie Wonder, etc.). Years beyond his humble beginnings, the renowned composer, multi-instrumentalist, programmer, and producer, Mino Cinelu, is still exploring his innate passion for music and leaving behind his unmistakable impression. There is a $10-$20 cover.


NYC: LES PAUL MONDAY'S FEATURING STANLEY "BUCKWHEAT" DURAL

Les Paul Monday's, featuring Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural (leader of Buckwheat Zydeco) on Hammond B-3 with The Les Paul Trio, will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Monday, February 17th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Buckwheat 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. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BRIANNA THOMAS CD RELEASE AT DIZZY'S

Brianna Thomas will celebrate the release of her latest CD at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, February 17th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She will be joined by Allyn Johnson, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Ulysses Owens, drums; Riza Printup, harp; Marcus Printup, trumpet/flugelhorn; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone. There is a $30 cover.

D.C.: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

D.C.: TODD MARCUS QUARTET AT BLUES ALLEY

The Todd Marcus Quartet will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, February 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Bass clarinetist and composer Todd Marcus is one of the few jazz artists worldwide to focus exclusively on use of the bass clarinet as a primary soloing instrument. While use of bass clarinet in jazz typically tends to lean heavily towards avant-garde and free-jazz styles, Marcus' playing presents the instrument with a modern straight-ahead jazz approach. His music swings hard with both fiery and introspective intensity but also maintains a strong lyrical sensibility. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: SARAH-LOUISE YOUNG AND MICHAEL ROULSTON

Michael Roulston and Sarah-Louise Young will present an evening of original musical comedy at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, February 17th at 8:00 pm. Michael Roulston and Sarah-Louise Young have been writing and performing together for seven years and won Best Musical Variety Act at the 2013 London Cabaret Awards and were named one of Time Out's Top 10 Cabaret Acts in 2012. Their award winning CABARET WHORE shows have sold out four Edinburgh Fringe runs and their recent production about the life of Julie Andrews, JULIE MADLY DEEPLY transferred to the West End after its triumphant Australian and UK tours. As well as writing for themselves, they have contributed original work to the Terror Season at the Soho Theatre and Southwark Playhouse and have written songs for numerous acts, including Marcel Lucont, Ophelia Bitz, Clementine Living Fashion Doll and this year's TO&ST winner, Lynn Ruth Miller. They also collaborated with Emmy nominated Fascinating Aida on their recent Cheap Flights tour, in which Sarah-Louise guested. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: JENNA RYDER-OLIVER: "DUNSTABLE'S DIVA"

Paul L Martin Presents Jenna Ryder-Oliver in "Dunstable's Diva" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday, February 17th at 8:30 pm. Dunstable's own diva will get your feet tapping and your laughter-lines deepening with a mixture of musical comedy, jazz and blues. Definitely more "character" than "conventional", Bedfordshire's home-grown songstress has always loved entertaining people. Now, at the Pheasantry, Jenna will get the opportunity to do what she loves: belt out a tune, and make people laugh. Comedy isn't all she can do though • sit back and enjoy her bluesy side too (before she reverts back to the patter songs!). Call for cover/minimum information.


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