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


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


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

NYC: BOBBIE HOROWITZ "GREAT SONG WRITERS UP CLOSE #2" AT THE MET


Bobbie Horowitz presents presents "Great Song Writers Up Close #2" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, March 9th at 4:00 pm. Bobbie will hosts songwriters David Friedman; the late, Richard Whiting (through his granddaughter Debbi Whiting); and the late Sammy Timberg (through his daughter Pat Timberg). Performers include Eric Yves Garcia, Marissa Mulder, Stacy Sullivan, Victoria Rae Sook & David F. Slone • with possible surprise guests. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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.

CHICAGO: FUNDRAISER FOR THE CHICAGO CABARET DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

On Sunday, March 9th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm there will be a fundraiser show at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) for the Chicago Cabaret Documentary Project being directed by Eric McHenry Brown. This show is being produced in conjunction with Daryl Nitz of the CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) and features a cast of some of the best cabaret performers in the Chicago community including; Heather Currie, Joan Curto, Jeff Dean, Hilary Feldman, Laura Freeman, Ester Hana, George Howe, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Bob Moreen, Paul Motondo, Marianne Murphy-Orland, Daryl Nitz, Suzanne Petri, Denise Tomasello and Melissa Young. This show will also feature a short presentation from Director Eric McHenry Brown as well as a silent auction and an opportunity to donate to the project. The documentary project will feature many of the performers and fans of Chicago Cabaret as well as some of the people that support the community and make its existence possible. It is our hope that this film will not only offer a glimpse of the people that keep the art form alive and their performances but also educate and create wider interest in the art of cabaret in Chicago. If possible we hope to also generate more interest in Chicago tourism and the diverse art and entertainment the city has to offer. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-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: BOB DOROUGH: SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK AT JOE'S PUB


Bob Dorough, the 90-year-old jazz legend, brings his School House Rock show to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Sundays, March 2nd & 9th at noon. Dorough wrote "Three is a Magic Number" and dozens of other memorable songs for ABC TV's Schoolhouse Rock. His fans have included Miles Davis, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Jamie Cullum, Blossom Dearie, Diana Krall, and many, many more. Join the legendary Bob Dorough for an intimate set celebrating his many different forays into entertainment that have brought so much joy over the years. There is a $20 cover.

NYC: DESMOND'S "JAZZ BRUNCH" WITH JERRY COSTANZO & HIS TRIO


DESMOND'S STEAKHOUSE (513 Seventh Avenue, NYC - 212-391-6900) presents 'Jazz Brunch' every Sunday from noon to 4:00 pm with Jerry Costanzo & His Trio, with special guests weekly. Dine on their very special and affordable brunch menu while enjoying the best of jazz, swing and "The Great American Song Book". Combining the liveliness of Time Square with a resplendent dining experience, Desmond's Steakhouse has proudly become New York City's premiere steakhouse with a contemporary twist. Call for cover/minimum information.


TORONTO: BRUNCH WITH THE CANADIAN MEN'S CHORUS

On Sunday March 9th, the Canadian Men's Chorus will hold its first-ever fundraising CABARET at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, March 9th featuring the men of CMC and some special guests for a Sunday of classic showtunes, smoky ballads, contemporary pop songs and much more. The brunch show is at 12:30 pm and the dinner show at 7:00 pm. There will be a silent auction as well! Now in its fourth exciting season, the Canadian Men's Chorus was co-founded in 2010 by Arlene Jillard and Artistic Director Greg Rainville to present high quality performances of classical repertoire, both traditional and contemporary, with a focus on Canadian music. There is a $20 cover.


D.C.: SHANNON GUNN AND THE BULLETTES BRUNCH SHOW

"Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes" will present a special live recording, Jazz Brunch event at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Sunday, March 9th at 12:00 noon. "Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes" began as a dream of Shannon Gunn, trombone player and recent graduate of the George Mason University Masters in Jazz Studies program. After meeting with saxophone player Leigh Pilzer in the summer of 2010, they realized that there were enough talented and active musicians in the D.C. area to put together an all-women professional jazz orchestra. Mrs. Gunn decided to see if she could get them together to create a rough recording so that the general public could hear what they could do. Soon a Kickstarter website was born which allowed Mrs. Gunn to raise $1500 to pay for the production of the album. "Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes" are a musical performance organization that uplifts women in jazz, creates networking opportunities, and provides a positive role model for aspiring jazz musicians in the D.C. area. There is a $10 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.

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: MATURE LOVE SONGS WITH LYNDA RODOLITZ

Lynda Rodolitz brings her show 'Mature Love Songs' to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, March 9th at 4:30 pm. From her "mature" perspective, Lynda Rodolitz takes a clear-eyed look at love and finds it lacking. She considers life's successes and not-so's, and tells the truth as only a very funny lady can. Lynda is joined on stage by music director Paul Greenwood. Helen Baldassare directs. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BIG TO DO! A NEW MUSICAL AT THE DUPLEX

A new musical, 'Big To Do' will be performed at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, March 9th at 9:30 pm. Adapted from Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedict find themselves in 1953 Little Italy in this reading of a brand new musical set to the quintessential tunes of the Rat Pack era including "Quando, Quando, Quando," "Mambo Italiano," "Buona Sera Signorina" and more. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: PRISCILLA BAGLEY WITH WHEN WILL I BE LOVED?: THE LINDA RONSTADT 'HALL OF FAME' CAMPAIGN 2014

Classically trained cross-over diva, Priscilla Bagley, will be celebrating the many hits and wide variety of musical genres conquered by vocal icon, Linda Ronstadt at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, March 9th at 9:30 pm. Musical director is Christopher Leavy. Song selections will include pop hits That'll Be the Day, You're No Good, Blue Bayou as well as Big Band classics I've Got a Crush On You, What's New and Poor Wandering One from The Pirates of Penzance. Priscilla Bagley has been professionally employed as a leading lady of both opera and musical theatre, her body of work ranging from the title role in Madama Butterfly and Violetta in La Traviata toRona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Mama Morton in Chicago. She starred in two cabarets in the 2011 Orlando Cabaret Festival, and originated the role of Motherin the world premiere of Requiem for a Young Man by Dove Award winning composer, Ronald Owen in 2012. Priscilla was "Steppin' Out with Irving Berlin" at the Winter Park Playhouse to close the year and stepped into her debut of "When Will I Be Loved?:The Linda Ronstadt Hall of Fame Campaign" in 2013. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU: 54 SINGS SIDE SHOW

54 Sings, a new series presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), celebrates some of Broadway's favorite musicals, featuring the hit songs from these groundbreaking shows, performed by some of the best in the biz-sometimes by the very voices for whom they were written! "I Will Never Leave You: 54 Sings Side Show" will be presented on Sunday, March 9th with performances at 7:00 & 9:30 pm celebrating the tunes of Bill Russell and Henry Krieger's brilliant Side Show. Expect belting galore as all of your favorite tunes are revisited, including "Say Goodbye to the Freak Show," "Leave Me Alone" and, of course, "Who Will Love Me as I Am?" Directed by Bill Russell and starring Lauren Kennedy, Norm Lewis, Jeff McCarthy, Hugh Panaro, Alice Ripley, The Skivvies and more! There is a $60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC:ERIC YVES GARCIA AT BEMELMAN'S BAR


Eric Yves Garcia has been invited back again to perform at BEMELMAN'S BAR at the CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) on Sundays in 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. Eric has several weekly bookings in New York City, specializing in the American Songbook, jazz and standards. Some of the NY spots he has played include: Firebird, Don't Tell Mama, Danny's Skylight Room, Monkey Bar, Boxcar Lounge, The Townhouse and Chez Josephine. There is a $15 cover at the bar, $25 at tables.


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: SOUL SEARCHING

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas continues at ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sundays from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme on Sunday, March 9th is "Soul-Searching". Co-Host will be MAC Award Nominee Jonathan Whitton. Jonathan will be at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) with BLACK SHEEP CARNIVAL March 13th at 7:30pm. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN - A MARCH IS CABARET MONTH CELEBRATION!

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, March 9th, David presents a MARCH IS CABARET MONTH CELEBRATION, an "On-Air" FREE FORM Free-For-All FUNDRAISING BROADCAST . Call 212-209-2950 with Your Pledge during this broadcast.. You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for this show and future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .


NYC: THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY FEATURING CAROLYN LEONHART


The Birdland Jazz Party features Carolyn Leonhart every Sunday in March at 6:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Award winning vocalist Carolyn Leonhart has released four critically acclaimed solo albums which have been on Jazz Radio charts worldwide. She has performed at clubs and festivals throughout the world, including The Blue Note and The Jazz Standard in NYC as well as The Detroit Jazz festival and The New Haven Jazz Festival, to name a few. In addition to having tenure as the lead back-up vocalist with the legendary jazz/rock band Steely Dan, Carolyn has performed and/or recorded with Al Jarreau, Hank Jones, Christian McBride, Jimmy Cobb, Eric Reed, Michael McDonald, Helen Sung, The Mingus Big Band, Boz Scaggs as well as many others. Carolyn is currently preparing to record her next solo album as well as an album of music with her father (famed bassist/composer Jay Leonhart). 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.

MANHATTAN: DONALD HARRISON, RON CARTER, BILLY COBHAM TRIO

The hard-swinging trio of Donald Harrison (sax), Ron Carter (bass), and Billy Cobham (drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The trio first demonstrated its strong chemistry and affinity for standards on its 2004 recording, Heroes. In April 2005, Half Note Records captured the trio live during a week-long series of shows at the Blue Note, producing the album New York Cool (2005). Half Note again recorded the trio in action at the club last year, releasing the album This is Jazz near the end of 2011. This week at the Blue Note, the band looks build on last year's musical achievements with another hotly-anticipated residency.

MANHATTAN: ELIANE ELIAS AT DIZZY'S CLUB

Pianist, singer, and songwriter Eliane Elias performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday through Sunday, March 5th through 9th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She is joined by Steve Cardenas, guitar; Marc Johnson, bass; and Rafael Barata, drums. Elias blends her Brazilian roots with a sensuous, alluring voice and piano style to create a distinctive sound that has won her scores of fans. With five GRAMMY Award nominations and multiple recordings that have achieved "top five" spots on Billboard and other charts, Elias is recognized for her talent by both peers and fans. Expect to be treated to nuanced piano-playing and seduced by Elias' expressive voice. There is a $40-$50 cover.


CAPE COD: "WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW - A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BURT BACHARACH"

COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS (4404 Route 28, Cotuit, MA - 508-428-0669) presents "What the World Needs Now - A Musical Tribute to Burt Bacharach" on Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm, March 7th through 16th. The musical revue has been a lifelong dream for Ruth Condon who is producing, directing, and performing in the show along with Sarah Swain, Cerise Bynoe, Emily Wade Adams, Anthony Teixeira, and Tom Tracy. Condon appreciates the music, the harmonies, the varied time signatures and the difficulty of singing Bacharach's songs. The show will feature 29 songs written between 1958 and 1995, including "Walk on By," "Wishin' and Hopin,'" Alfie," "Heartlight," and "This House is Empty Now," a collaboration with Elvis Costello. The show will also feature anecdotes and short vignettes, including projected images and video. Pianist Mike Garvan will lead the band, which includes George Machon on trumpet, flute, fluglehorn and percussion, Steve Silverstein on drums, Tad Price on electric & nylon string guitar and Ron Ormsby on upright and electric bass. The singers will add to the instrumental mix, with Tracy playing harmonica and Swain on ukulele and guitar. Tickets are $20-$25.


TORONTO: DINNER WITH THE CANADIAN MEN'S CHORUS

On Sunday March 9th, the Canadian Men's Chorus will hold its first-ever fundraising CABARET at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, March 9th featuring the men of CMC and some special guests for a Sunday of classic showtunes, smoky ballads, contemporary pop songs and much more. The brunch show is at 12:30 pm and the dinner show at 7:00 pm. There will be a silent auction as well! Now in its fourth exciting season, the Canadian Men's Chorus was co-founded in 2010 by Arlene Jillard and Artistic Director Greg Rainville to present high quality performances of classical repertoire, both traditional and contemporary, with a focus on Canadian music. There is a $20 cover.


TORONTO: DON FRANCKS: SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE JAZZ CELLAR

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) is excited to present legendary vocalist Don Francks as part of a new series taking place Sunday evenings in March at 8:00 pm in the Jazz Cellar, their beautiful 3rd floor lounge. He is joined by Steve Hunter on keys. When Don Francks opens his mouth to sing, he takes his audience on a journey. This celebrated singer and actor is widely regarded as one of the finest and most authentic jazz voices in Canada, having released several recordings including "Jackie Gleason Says: No One in This World is Like Don Francks" (with guitar legend Lenny Breau) , "Lost and Alone" (featuring orchestra arrangements by conductor Patrick Williams) and the original motion-picture soundtrack to Finian's Rainbow; among others. Francks has starred in many CBC television specials with jazz compatriots Jimmy Dale, Guido Basso, pianist Maury Kaye and the late, great Ron Collier. Then, in the sixties he moved to New York City where he performed on The Jackie Gleason Show, sang at The Blue Angel, and recorded a live album at the Village Vanguard. He also made several appearances on the Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett and Merv Griffin shows. Next stop: Hollywood, where he guest-starred in shows like The Wild Wild West, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mannix, and Mission: Impossible. "La Femme Nikita", "The Listener", "My Bloody Valentine" and "I'm Not There". His list of work as a voice-over artist for ads and cartoons is simply too vast to even begin mentioning! At 82 years young, Francks has just released "21st Century Francks," a live recording captured in 2002 at The Top O' the Senator. He will be performing songs from the CD, with many surprises in store along the way. There is a $5 cover.

D.C.: LEE RITENOUR AT BLUES ALLEY

Lee Ritenour will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, March 6th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It's been a long road since the seventies, when Ritenour's legendary Tuesday night appearances at the famed Baked Potato became part of the D.C. musical landscape for five years. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, George Benson, Al Jarreau, and even Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell could be seen in the audiences that would pack the house. From rock to blues to jazz, his diverse music became foundation of over 3,000 sessions as a young guitarist with a broad spectrum of artists. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: LISA SOKOLOV DUO AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Lisa Sokolov Duo performs at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Sunday, March 9th at 7:00 pm. Lisa Sokolov is a frontline New York jazz vocalist, improviser and composer. Her work embraces the best of new music, free and straight ahead jazz. Her recordings angel Rodeo, Lazy Afternoon, Presence and A Quiet Thing have all received Best CD of the Year citations and press kudos. Sokolov is the originator of the method of Embodied VoiceWork, a vocal improvisation method which she teaches at The Experimental Theater Wing at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts where she is a Full Arts Professor. Before her full time appointment at Tisch, Sokolov was on the faculty of The Graduate Program of Music Therapy at NYU for ten years. There is a $15 cover.


MARYLAND: MAGGIE ROSE WITH THE WALKING STICKS

Maggie Rose with The Walking Sticks perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, March 9th at 7:30 pm. Since the release of her debut album, CUT TO IMPRESS, dynamic vocalist Maggie Rose has garnered national attention from media and fans alike. Produced by Blake Chancey and James Stroud, the album features the breakthrough Top 30 hits "I Ain't Your Mama" and "Better." The project highlights Maggie's songwriting prowess on nearly half of the tracks. She recently opened for Gary Allan and Sheryl Crow on the FREE & EASY Tour. The Potomac, Maryland native is currently getting ready for the release of her next single from CUT TO IMPRESS, "Looking Back Now." The Walking Sticks is the outfit of twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst and their soulful beyond her years lead singer Chelsea Lee. The group from Silver Spring Md took off in 2011 as a vehicle for deep roots grooves and harmony but the Sticks have recently taken a few leaps into much different territory. After touring the more meditative and heavily acoustic debut album World So Bright, the twins began accumulating an arsenal of old synthesizers from around town. More importantly, they signed on their long time friend and collaborator Chelsea Lee in 2012. Tickets are $15-$30.


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

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: YOSHI'S PRESENTS A 'DOUBLE BILL'

A special 'Double Bill' featuring the Kris Bowers Quintet and The Myele Manzanza Trio will be presented at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, March 9th at 7:00 pm. Pianist Kris Bowers is one of the newest and brightest lights on the jazz landscape. Schooled in jazz and classical music, raised amid the rap and hip-hop of the 1990s, inspired by the cinematic power of the great film composers of recent decades, Bowers' sound - though rooted in traditional styles - is open to numerous external influences that keep the music fresh and vibrant for a new century. This rich and eclectic sensibility is evident from the very first notes of Heroes + Misfits, his debut recording on Concord Jazz. Although considered primarily a jazz artist, Bowers has never been afraid to step outside of the genre's traditional boundaries and dabble in other forms of music. He performed on Watch the Throne, the 2011 collaborative album by hip-hop artists Jay-Z and Kanye West. In addition, he recently composed the score for Seeds of Time, a 2013 documentary by Sandy McCloud about the preservation of naturally occurring seed in an era of genetic engineering in agriculture. Heroes + Misfits, scheduled for release on Concord Jazz in March 2014, is an ambitious debut album that position Bowers at the forefront of a talented sextet and showcases a musical and compositional style that - while clearly rooted in the jazz tradition - is also reflective of an eclectic musical age. There is a $19 cover.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



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: ROSIE AND THE GANG - POP, SOUL AND JAZZ CLASSICS

Rosie, a new singer from Yorkshire, will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, March 9th at 8:00 pm. Rosie is ably supported by some fine musicians; Wayne Pollock on keys, Chris Sutton on Bass, and Martin Shaw on bass and vocals, and Julian Richer on drums. They promise a fun night playing some great tunes across the genres of pop, soul and jazz. Call for cover/minimum information.


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MANHATTAN: CHAMPAGNE PAM PRESENTS "DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL"
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"Champagne Pam" brings her show "Daddy's Little Girl" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, Match 8th at 6:30 pm. Pam offers an entertaining inventory of song and story as she checks off the list of a life well lived and loved. Bubbling with a spectrum of sound from contemporary music to jazz, this show is intended to pop with music lovers everywhere and of course, the cabaret devotee. Under the direction of the award-winning Susan Winter, Pamela will be accompanied by a full band including guitarist husband, John Hurley. Born and raised in metro-New York, Lewis' passion for performing and music traces back to age 5 when she gave an impromptu performance for a crowd of 200. In recent years, Pamela has been featured in a range of venues and performances, including music, comedy and acting – both improvisational and scripted. In addition to the singer/songwriter duo with her husband, Lewis fronts a ten-piece orchestra for hire. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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.

SEATTLE: PACIFIC NORTHWEST CABARET ASSOCIATION 7th ANNUAL MARCH IS CABARET MONTH CELEBRATION

Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association is proud to present the 7th annual "March is Cabaret Month" celebration with performances by members over four Saturdays in March at EGAN'S IN BALLARD JAMHOUSE (1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA - 206-789-1621) with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. PNWCA is composed of various performers dedicated to the American Style cabaret form whose goal is to promote PNW cabaret performers and venues by cultivating and expanding a cabaret audience. The American style cabaret form distinguishes itself from other cabaret forms by its minimalistic style of delivery; it's primary, but not exclusive, focus on the American songbook; and the breaking of the "fourth wall' thus giving its audience a more intimate musical experience. Performing on March 8th at 7:00 pm: Jean Ferguson & Ron DeLay: and at 9:00 pm: Ron DeLay & Joanne Klein with Musical Director John Engerman
Tickets & reservations at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/

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.


MANHATTAN: MAC SEMINAR: "CABARET BEGINNINGS - CREATING YOUR OWN SHOW"


MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) will present its first educational seminar of 2014 "Cabaret Beginnings - Creating Your Own Show" on Saturday, March 8th at 150 STUDIOS (150 West 46th Street - 7th floor) from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Hosted and moderated by Billie Roe the subject matter will be divided into three topics presented and discussed by three of the 'movers and shakers' in our NY cabaret community. The first of three topics "Creating your show" will be presented by multi-award winning MAC President, Lennie Watts; the second topic "Booking your show" will be presented by Duplex booking manager, and 2014 Bistro Award winner, Thomas Honeck; and the third topic "Promoting your show" will be presented by the multi-award winning, Terese Genecco, owner of Mulligan Productions, an entertainment company with divisions in Music, Media, Design, Stage, and Art. Admission is FREE to all current MAC members. Non-members can attend for $10. There will be a board member from MAC's membership committee should anyone want to renew or join MAC. There is limited seating, so you must RSVP your intent to attend to cabaroe@aol.com no later than Friday, March 7th.


MANHATTAN: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, Thank You For Being A Friend returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for its third limited-run engagement. Performances are Saturday, March 18th at 8:00 pm; Friday, February 14th at 10:00 pm. This unauthorized musical parody inspired by the beloved TV sitcom "The Golden Girls," features book by Nick Brennan, music by Jeff Thomson, and lyrics by Luke Jones and Cisco Cardenas. In the show four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a wicker-filled bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Ricky Martin moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues! This newly revised production will feature original cast members Chad Ryan, Luke Jones, and Nick Brennan with newcomer John De Los Santos. The production team features Jonathan Pennington (Director), Cisco Cardanez (Assistant Director/Stage Manager), John De Los Santos (Choreographer), Luke Jones and Nick Brennan (Set Design), Timothy Hart (Lighting), Jessa-Raye Court (Costumes) and Doug Repetti (Sound). There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Reservations at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/929670

MANHATTAN: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, LE SCANDAL CABARET, continues on Saturdays, at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). In its ninth year, Le Scandal features variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. New performers every week! Expect sword swallowers, belly dancers, rope trick cowboys, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra. For tickets, visit Smarttix at http://www.smarttix.com/ or 212-484-4444. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: 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 Saturday, March 8h at 3:00 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.

MANHATTAN: "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, March 8th, and Monday & Tuesday, March 10th & 11th, all 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: TONY WINNER STEW TO PLAY 54 BELOW

Tony Award winner Stew will bring "The New Stew Review" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th at 8:00 pm. A Tony Award winner for Passing Strange and leader of The Negro Problem, this will mark us 54 Below debut. The evening will be an eclectic mix of his theatre work and other collaborations, featuring some very special guests. 54 Below audiences will be the first to hear songs from The Total Bent, Family Album, Resurrection City, and more. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


MANHATTAN: 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.

MANHATTAN: BILLY HART QUARTET "ONE IS THE OTHER" CD RELEASE

The Billy Hart Quartet (Billy Hart, drums with Ethan Iverson on piano, Mark Turner on sax & Ben Street on bass) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Legendary drummer Billy Hart has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over fifty years, performing and recording along the way with jazz legends Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. At Birdland Hart celebrates the release of the first ECM recording of the quartet formed in 2003. Since the group's 2005 CD for hard-bop label High Note landed on many critics' best-of-the year lists, the ensemble's music has gotten more free and spacious. All of the members contribute material including a modern blues, a Coltrane tribute and an Iverson-penned homage to Paul Bley, the wonderfully-titled "Nostalgia for the Impossible.". There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: DONALD HARRISON, RON CARTER, BILLY COBHAM TRIO

The hard-swinging trio of Donald Harrison (sax), Ron Carter (bass), and Billy Cobham (drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The trio first demonstrated its strong chemistry and affinity for standards on its 2004 recording, Heroes. In April 2005, Half Note Records captured the trio live during a week-long series of shows at the Blue Note, producing the album New York Cool (2005). Half Note again recorded the trio in action at the club last year, releasing the album This is Jazz near the end of 2011. This week at the Blue Note, the band looks build on last year's musical achievements with another hotly-anticipated residency.

MANHATTAN: ELIANE ELIAS AT DIZZY'S CLUB

Pianist, singer, and songwriter Eliane Elias performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday through Sunday, March 5th through 9th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She is joined by Steve Cardenas, guitar; Marc Johnson, bass; and Rafael Barata, drums. Elias blends her Brazilian roots with a sensuous, alluring voice and piano style to create a distinctive sound that has won her scores of fans. With five GRAMMY Award nominations and multiple recordings that have achieved "top five" spots on Billboard and other charts, Elias is recognized for her talent by both peers and fans. Expect to be treated to nuanced piano-playing and seduced by Elias' expressive voice. There is a $40-$50 cover.


CAPE COD: "WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW - A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BURT BACHARACH"

COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS (4404 Route 28, Cotuit, MA - 508-428-0669) presents "What the World Needs Now - A Musical Tribute to Burt Bacharach" on Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm, March 7th through 16th. The musical revue has been a lifelong dream for Ruth Condon who is producing, directing, and performing in the show along with Sarah Swain, Cerise Bynoe, Emily Wade Adams, Anthony Teixeira, and Tom Tracy. Condon appreciates the music, the harmonies, the varied time signatures and the difficulty of singing Bacharach's songs. The show will feature 29 songs written between 1958 and 1995, including "Walk on By," "Wishin' and Hopin,'" Alfie," "Heartlight," and "This House is Empty Now," a collaboration with Elvis Costello. The show will also feature anecdotes and short vignettes, including projected images and video. Pianist Mike Garvan will lead the band, which includes George Machon on trumpet, flute, fluglehorn and percussion, Steve Silverstein on drums, Tad Price on electric & nylon string guitar and Ron Ormsby on upright and electric bass. The singers will add to the instrumental mix, with Tracy playing harmonica and Swain on ukulele and guitar. Tickets are $20-$25.


BOSTON: 'FOUR GENERATIONS OF MILES DAVIS'

'Four Generations of Miles Davis' will be presented at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. The show features Jimmy Cobb, drums; Mike Stern, guitar; Buster Williams, bass and Sonny Fortune, sax in a sans-trumpet tribute to Miles Davis. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. When critics speak of Sonny Fortune, names like Coltrane, Cannonball, Davis, Young, Bechet, Hawkins and Parker are mentioned. Sonny Fortune embodies all of the finest qualities of those late, great musicians. Buster Williams is a prodigious bassist whose playing knows no limits. He was 20 years old when he first met jazz greats like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and Tony Williams. Meeting them would later figure heavily into his future. A superb, mostly self-taught musician, drummer Jimmy Cobb is the elder statesman of all the incredible Miles Davis bands. Jimmy's inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, and included the masterpiece Kind of Blue, the most popular jazz recording in history. Tickets are $30.

BOSTON: SUEDE AT SCULLERS

Pop/Jazz/Blues artist Suede will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Saturday, March 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm to make her long overdue return to Scullers with Fred Boyle, pianist, Rich Hill, bass and Steve Langone, drums. Suede plays piano, trumpet and guitar but voice is her first instrument and entertaining is clearly her first love. She is a consummate entertainer and song stylist among the likes of Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, and co., with a little Chris Botti or Louis Armstrong tossed in too. She's one part Rat Pack, one part Rosie Clooney. Think classic pop/jazz. Think steamy blues with a sizzling trumpet. Think love songs that'll make you swoon. Think funny. Think wow, what a set o' pipes! To celebrate her 25th anniversary as an independent artist on her own label, Easily Suede Music, Suede realized a lifelong dream of recording with her own big band. "Dangerous Mood" was recorded at the prestigious Bennett Studios and released to rave reviews far and wide. Her recording of Roxanna Ward's "Remember Who You Are" was featured on "The Young and The Restless." Her recording of the poignant "Emily Remembers," also from her CD "On the Day We Met," was named number one song of the year on WJZW radio in Washington, DC and has garnered national radio airplay. Suede can be heard on NPR and her DVD "Suede, Live at Scullers Jazz Club" has aired on 52 PBS stations to date as part of their fundraising drives. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.

TORONTO: GRANT STEWART AND THE BERNIE SENENSKY QUARTET

Grant Stewart and the Bernie Senensky Quartet (Grant Stewart - tenor saxophone, Bernie Senensky - piano, Neil Swainson - bass, Phil Stewart - drums) perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, March 7th through 9th at 9:00 pm. Since moving to New York City at the age of 19, Toronto-born Grant Stewart has studied with such masters as Donald Byrd, Barry Harris, and Joe Lovano, and performed with Curtis Fuller, Jon Hendricks, Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Bill Charlap, Frank Gant, Dan Barret, Bob Mover, Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Jimmy Cobb, Harry Connick, Mickey Roker, Arthur Harper, Jimmy Lovelace, Cecil Payne, Dick Hyman, Herb Geller and was a member of the last Al Grey Sextet. Stewart can be found playing at such clubs in NY as Birdland, Smoke, The Ketano, The Jazz Standard, Fat Cat and can be heard every Tuesday night at Smalls Jazz Club. Stewart has performed all over North America and Europe as well as in Japan, Brazil and Taiwan. There is a $15 cover.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: LIAM STANLEY

Liam Stanley, a young jazz guitarist from Toronto, Ontario, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Liam has been playing guitar for nearly a decade, having studied jazz with Humber alumni Tristan Clark, and York professors Roy Patterson and Lorne Lofsky. Liam is currently in his fifth year at York University. While at York Liam has had the privilege of studying with Kevin Turcotte, Kelly Jefferson and Barry Elmes. Following his third year at York Liam was nominated for the Mary Alice Stuart/JAZZ .FM91 Scholarship. Liam has been heard numerous times on JazzFM 91.1's Jazzology and will be featured in 2014. In October of 2011 Liam performed Tim Brady's Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks during the X Avant Festival in Toronto in a 20 guitar ensemble alongside Ted Quinlan and Roy Patterson. In the summer of 2012 Liam performed with his trio at the Brantford Jazz Festival, and followed it up in 2013 with a performance at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival with the Jon Foster Group. There is no cover charge.

D.C.: LEE RITENOUR AT BLUES ALLEY

Lee Ritenour will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, March 6th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It's been a long road since the seventies, when Ritenour's legendary Tuesday night appearances at the famed Baked Potato became part of the D.C. musical landscape for five years. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, George Benson, Al Jarreau, and even Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell could be seen in the audiences that would pack the house. From rock to blues to jazz, his diverse music became foundation of over 3,000 sessions as a young guitarist with a broad spectrum of artists. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: MATTHEW STEVENS GROUP AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Matthew Stevens Group will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. One of the brightest guitarists of his generation, Matthew Stevens will soon be releasing his debut album on Concord Records. Over the past decade he has performed and recorded with some of contemporary music's finest musicians, including Christian Scott, Victor Bailey, Jason Moran, Rodney Holmes, Ben Williams, Jeff Lorber, Jacky Terrasson, Esperanza Spaulding, Ambrose Akinmusire, Sean Jones, Dave Samuels and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Stevens' playing has been applauded in publications worldwide, including The New York Times, Downbeat, Jazz Times, Billboard Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and All About Jazz. He has toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, South Africa, and South America, performing at some of the best national and international jazz festivals including Montreux, North Sea, Newport, Montreal, Monterey, Fujitsu, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage, and at renowned venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, The Blue Note clubs in New York, Tokyo and Milan, and the Moscow International Music House. Stevens is a member of the adjunct faculty at the New School and has taught at the Maryland Summer Jazz Workshop and Berklee College of Music (his alma mater). There is a $20 cover.

MARYLAND: MAGGIE ROSE WITH THE MORRISON BROTHERS BAND

Maggie Rose will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) along with The Morrison Brothers Band on Saturday, March 8th at 8:00 pm. Since the release of her debut album, CUT TO IMPRESS, dynamic vocalist Maggie Rose has garnered national attention from media and fans alike. Produced by Blake Chancey and James Stroud, the album features the breakthrough Top 30 hits "I Ain't Your Mama" and "Better." The project highlights Maggie's songwriting prowess on nearly half of the tracks. She recently opened for Gary Allan and Sheryl Crow on the FREE & EASY Tour. The Potomac, Maryland native is currently getting ready for the release of her next single from CUT TO IMPRESS, "Looking Back Now." Drawing from their musical roots in Los Angeles, Nashville and New Orleans, the Morrison Brothers Band play a unique brand of country music with unparalleled energy and style. After years of writing, recording, and performing across the U.S. together, The Morrison Brothers Band have proven themselves to be not only the premier country/rock act in the Washington D.C. area, but a national contender with a very bright future. The group has shared the stage with many of the biggest acts in rock and country music today from Alison Krauss to Tim McGraw. Currently riding the release of their third full-length record State of the Union, the band is experiencing national radio airplay and growing more in demand by the minute. There is a $40 cover.

FLORIDA: PAULO SZOT RETURNS TO THE ROYAL ROOM

Paulo Szot returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with a late show in Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Born and raised in Brazil, Paulo Szot made his opera debut 1997 and has appeared with many major opera companies throughout the world before starring in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre, earning him the Tony Award, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critic's Circle and the Theater World Awards for his portrayal of Emile De Beque. In the 2008-2009 season Mr. Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch appearing alongside Liza Minnelli. After making his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut, he also made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra. Mr. Szot has performed in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series and, in 2010 and 2011, at the Cafe Carlyle in New York. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show; $75 for show only.


INDIANAPOLIS: STEPHANIE J. BLOCK RETURNS TO THE CABARET!

Tony nominated, Stephanie J. Block returns THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th at 8:00 pm. Stephanie has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. She stared on Broadway in Wicked, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, 9 To 5: The Musical, The Pirate Queen and The Boy From Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman). Most recently, Stephanie starred in the Off-Broadway musical Little Miss Sunshine•based off of the Oscar-nominated film. Stephanie is sure to "wow" with songs from her vast Broadway career as well as from her solo album, This Place I Know. There is a $35-$65 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


CHICAGO: LONG LIVE THE QUEEN STARRING DENISE TOMASELLO

Denise Tomasello is taking the stage at the METROPOLIS PERFORMING ART CENTRE (111 West Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL - 847-577-2121) by storm on Saturday, March 8th at 7:30 pm. Denise will be performing her acclaimed show "Long Live the Queen". Musical director is Beckie Menzie who will be leading the trio with Bob Rummage and Bill Harrison. Tomasello has headlined with such comedy legends as Don Rickles, Alan King and Jackie Mason. Denise turns each song into its own play, saluting moments in her career that helped earn her covetous crown. You'll be dazzled as Denise soars on showstoppers like "Rain on My Parade," "I'll Be Seeing You," and her signature song, "I'm Still Here."Denise is a true Chicago treasure who will win her way into your heart in this must see show. Call for cover/minimum information.

ST. LOUIS: CONNIE FAIRCHILD 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 - http://www.LicketyTix.com) from February 20th through April 26th - Nine long weekends, twelve artists, twenty-two performances! Saturday, March 8th: Connie Fairchild makes her cabaret debut in a show entitled Down By The River. Connie was mesmerized by the rhythms of the rivers that surrounded her home towns. Growing up in Kentucky on the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers, in Louisiana on the Mississippi, and then following the river up to St. Louis, her voice was chiseled from other voices she listened to from these lush environments, such as Irma Thomas and Rosemary Clooney. As the lead singer of Fairchild, one of the most popular bands ever to call St. Louis home, Connie Fairchild was recognized by the RFT as Best Female Vocalist several times. See http://www.gaslightcabaretfestival.com for full information on all shows.

LOS ANGELES: J. MICHAEL O'NEAL AT THE GARDENIA

J. Michael O'Neal will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th at 9:00 pm. A professor in the California State University system who has taught courses in African American Music, Literature, and Performance, as well as History of Rock, History of Jazz, and History of Hip-Hop, Mr. O'Neal holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance, has studied with jazz greats from Bill Cunliffe to Grammy Award winner Ottmaro Ruiz, and has been Musical Director for events ranging from the Miss Black California Pageant to the Golden Globes, where he played keyboards with performances by Prince, Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, Herbie Hancock, and Joni Mitchell. He has received awards at jazz festivals in Berkeley and in Reno, was a guest speaker at the Zambian National Music Conference, and has played for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., as well as Melissa Manchester, Ruben Studdard, Peabo Bryson, and Cece Winans. He brings some "old friends" to The Gardenia: Aretha Scruggs on vocals, Sekou Bunch and Juan Nelson on bass, Donald Barrett on drums, and James Davis on guitar. Together they perform smooth jazz, modern jazz, avant-garde jazz, hip-hop, and classical, as well as "J. Mike's" "Nu Jazz" original compositions. 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: CHANTE MOORE AT YOSHI'S

Critically-acclaimed R&B, Jazz & Gospel singer Chante Moore will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, March 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Singer and songwriter Chante Moore's voice, stunning beauty and unerring artistic vision have afforded the Gold-selling R&B singer to enjoy an illustrious two-decade career that is rare in this business. Moore's genuine connection with her audience has been forged through her intimate and personal songwriting. Chante's effortless combination of R&B soaked in gospel roots, soul accents kissed with a touch of jazz and grace with fire, coalesce on her Shanachie Entertainment debut, Moore Is More (July 30, 2013). Chante wrote or co-wrote most of the songs featured on the new CD. Moore is currently starring in the highly rated and anticipated TV One reality show spin-off, R&B Diva's: L.A., which premiered on July 10, 2013 on TV One, breaking records for its high viewership. The show follows the lives and careers of Moore as well as Kelly Price, Lil' Mo, Claudette Ortiz, Michel'le and Dawn Robinson. Like fellow songbirds Minnie Riperton, Deniece Williams and Mariah Carey, chanteuse Chante Moore shares the rare distinction of possessing a spectacularly soaring range. There is a $35 cover.

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LONDON: PATTI BOULAYE AT CRAZY COQS

Award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye presents her autobiographical show at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 pm. Musical Director is Allan Rogers. In the show she tells her life through songs that have influenced her and that she has sung as a West End leading lady. It is a trip down memory lane for this very popular performer. Patti made her West End debut in the musical Hair. She featured in Two Gentlemen of Verona and her first starring role was as Yum Yum in The Black Mikado. Her recording of the show was described as "the performance against which all others must now be judged. It is one of those remarkable interpretations that makes all others pale and unsatisfactory by comparison. Patti has released 9 albums and 25 singles to date. She is the founder and President of the charity 'Support for Africa', which has built 5 clinics in rural Africa. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: JUDY CARMICHAEL IN LATE NIGHT AT CRAZY COQ

Following her sold-out crowds last June, Judy Carmichael returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th at 10:30 pm at part of the clubs Late Night series. Judy will present her show 'Old Fashioned Love', celebrating the music of Fats Waller, Cole Porter, Benny Goodman and other masters of the swing era. On Friday, she is joined by guitarist Martin Wheatley and on Saturday by guitarist Colin Oxley. Not many contemporary jazz pianists can boast a nickname given to them by the great Count Basie, but Grammy nominee Judy Carmichael can. When Basie heard Judy, on one of her first gigs, he was so impressed he dubbed her "Stride" in reference to her mastery of that early piano style popularized by Thomas "Fats" Waller and James P. Johnson. Today, Judy Carmichael is considered one of the greatest pianists in the swing tradition and one of the most sensitive vocalists. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: JULES FAIFE QUINTET AT THE PHEASANTRY

The Jules Faife Quintet (Jules Faife - guitar, Zad Adda - bass, Chris Jerome - piano, Marcelo Andrade - flute/ saxophone, Elias Gargallo Aguilella - drums) will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, March 8th at 8:30 pm. After recent sold-out shows at the Pheasantry and Jazz Cafe POSK, the Jules Faife Quintet brings back its unique brand of World Flamenco Jazz to the Pheasantry. Call for cover/minimum information.


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MANHATTAN: 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 Sundays, February 16th & 23rd at 5:00 pm and Fridays, February 28th & March 7th at 7:00 pm. Musical Director is Tracy Stark. Gretchen Reinhagen directs. There is a $15 cover. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: DANA LORGE VARIETY SHOW RETURNS

Award winning Dana Lorge returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Friday, Match 7th at 7:00 pm with Dana Lorge's Variety Show. Performers TBA. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Dana will also be taking part in our MARCH IS CABARET MONTH GALA on March 16th.

FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

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

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NYC: CABARET CARES CELEBRATES HERMAN & HAMLISCH

Cabaret Cares continues on Friday, March 7th at 7:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) with a celebration of the music of Marvin Hamlisch and Jerry Herman. The evening will feature performances by Bernard Dotson, Valerie Lemon, Samara Ariel, Anthony Santlemo Jr., Aaron Lee Battle, Carolyn Montgomery-Forant, Nesha Ward, Georga Osborne and Karen Mason. The evening will be musical directed by Jeff Cubeta. The evening will benefit Help Is On The Way Today, a non for profit organization that helps assists children living with HIVand AIDS. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


MANHATTAN: 3 BITCHES & AN ASIAN AT THE DUPLEX

3 Bitches & an Asian will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, March 7th at 7:00 pm. Four twenty-somethings reveal what coming of age means to a generation we thought had been jaded by Perez Hilton and Facebook. A mix of tongue-in-cheek standup with pop, classical, rock, jazz, funk, broadway music and original songs by recording artist Angela Wingrove. Featuring Elisa Halma, Laura Snell, and Robert Graham. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: FRINGE HIT 'GAY CAMP' RETURNS TO THE DUPLEX

Following last summer's hit run at the New York International Fringe Festival, the award winning "Best Ensemble" of Christian Mansfield, Philip Mutz, and Ken Urso are back for another summer of GAY CAMP at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Fridays, March 7th, 14th & 28th at 9:30 pm. 'Confused' campers Josh and Anton are shipped off to Camp Acceptance where they encounter an evil headmaster, electrified fences, disco balls, Michelle Bachmann, and more innuendos than you can shake a dildo at! It's gay. It's camp. It's GAY CAMP! There is a $7 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


MANHATTAN: SARAH OGDEN & MITCH RAFTERY: EMBRACE THE CHEESE

Sarah Ogden and Mitch Raftery star in "Embrace the Cheese" a fun musical revue featuring pop, rock, broadway, and opera at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Friday, March 7th at 7:00 pm. Sarah and Mitch searched high and low to find the cheesiest songs in music history. This evening promises to make you smile in delight at songs that remind you of the good times. And yes, there may be a few songs you love to hate too. They promise to stuff you with cheese, but the good news is your waistline will remain the same size. You may even lose an inch or two from laughing too hard. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TONY WINNER STEW TO PLAY 54 BELOW

Tony Award winner Stew will bring "The New Stew Review" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th at 8:00 pm. A Tony Award winner for Passing Strange and leader of The Negro Problem, this will mark us 54 Below debut. The evening will be an eclectic mix of his theatre work and other collaborations, featuring some very special guests. 54 Below audiences will be the first to hear songs from The Total Bent, Family Album, Resurrection City, and more. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


MANHATTAN: CYNTHIA SAYER DEBUTS "THE BANJO SHOW"

Cynthia Sayer, the internationally celebrated jazz banjoist, will lead her all-star quartet in "The Banjo Show" at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Friday, March 7th at 7:00 pm. The founding member of Woody Allen's jazz band, who honed her virtuoso chops playing with many legendary artists, •is on a mission to popularize the 4-string banjo, the cultured cousin of the familiar 5-string bluegrass banjo. Sayer's vocals are divine and her banjo a driving force of nature - think Django Reinhardt meets Bela Fleck - as she swings her audience through the colorful story and surprising range of what the 4-string can do, including hot jazz, tango, Great American Songbook, vaudeville, classical, roots music and more. Accompanying Sayer for "The Banjo Show" will be Dennis Litchtman on clarinet and fiddle, Jared Engel on string bass, Larry Eagle on drums, and some surprises. Tickets are $20.


MANHATTAN: 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.


MANHATTAN: BILLY HART QUARTET "ONE IS THE OTHER" CD RELEASE

The Billy Hart Quartet (Billy Hart, drums with Ethan Iverson on piano, Mark Turner on sax & Ben Street on bass) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Legendary drummer Billy Hart has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over fifty years, performing and recording along the way with jazz legends Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. At Birdland Hart celebrates the release of the first ECM recording of the quartet formed in 2003. Since the group's 2005 CD for hard-bop label High Note landed on many critics' best-of-the year lists, the ensemble's music has gotten more free and spacious. All of the members contribute material including a modern blues, a Coltrane tribute and an Iverson-penned homage to Paul Bley, the wonderfully-titled "Nostalgia for the Impossible.". There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: DONALD HARRISON, RON CARTER, BILLY COBHAM TRIO

The hard-swinging trio of Donald Harrison (sax), Ron Carter (bass), and Billy Cobham (drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The trio first demonstrated its strong chemistry and affinity for standards on its 2004 recording, Heroes. In April 2005, Half Note Records captured the trio live during a week-long series of shows at the Blue Note, producing the album New York Cool (2005). Half Note again recorded the trio in action at the club last year, releasing the album This is Jazz near the end of 2011. This week at the Blue Note, the band looks build on last year's musical achievements with another hotly-anticipated residency.

MANHATTAN: ELIANE ELIAS AT DIZZY'S CLUB

Pianist, singer, and songwriter Eliane Elias performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday through Sunday, March 5th through 9th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She is joined by Steve Cardenas, guitar; Marc Johnson, bass; and Rafael Barata, drums. Elias blends her Brazilian roots with a sensuous, alluring voice and piano style to create a distinctive sound that has won her scores of fans. With five GRAMMY Award nominations and multiple recordings that have achieved "top five" spots on Billboard and other charts, Elias is recognized for her talent by both peers and fans. Expect to be treated to nuanced piano-playing and seduced by Elias' expressive voice. There is a $40-$50 cover.


BOSTON: 'FOUR GENERATIONS OF MILES DAVIS'

'Four Generations of Miles Davis' will be presented at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. The show features Jimmy Cobb, drums; Mike Stern, guitar; Buster Williams, bass and Sonny Fortune, sax in a sans-trumpet tribute to Miles Davis. In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. When critics speak of Sonny Fortune, names like Coltrane, Cannonball, Davis, Young, Bechet, Hawkins and Parker are mentioned. Sonny Fortune embodies all of the finest qualities of those late, great musicians. Buster Williams is a prodigious bassist whose playing knows no limits. He was 20 years old when he first met jazz greats like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and Tony Williams. Meeting them would later figure heavily into his future. A superb, mostly self-taught musician, drummer Jimmy Cobb is the elder statesman of all the incredible Miles Davis bands. Jimmy's inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, and included the masterpiece Kind of Blue, the most popular jazz recording in history. Tickets are $30.


BOSTON: KIM WATERS AND MAYSA AT SCULLERS

Kim Waters And Maysa will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday, March 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kim Waters' winning combination of sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion, coupled with his technique and soulfulness have made him one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a mainstay on Quiet Storm and contemporary jazz radio. The prolific saxman, who recently celebrated his 20th anniversary in the business, maintains a hectic schedule juggling such diverse projects as The Sax Pack (with fellow saxophonists Jeff Kashiwa and Steve Cole) and his Streetwize and Tha' Hot Club CDs that are known for their clever reworkings of the hottest hip hop, R&B and reggae hits on the radio. Maysa is a true original. Blessed with a remarkably beautiful and instantly recognizable voice, the vocalist possesses the ability to know just where to take a song and what to do to unearth the heart of it and drive it home. Maysa is a singer who is at home in any musical context whether it be jazz, soul, funk or R&B. She is also a first rate composer. Dinner/Show: $78 Show only: $38.


CAPE COD: "WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW - A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BURT BACHARACH"

COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS (4404 Route 28, Cotuit, MA - 508-428-0669) presents "What the World Needs Now - A Musical Tribute to Burt Bacharach" on Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm, March 7th through 16th. The musical revue has been a lifelong dream for Ruth Condon who is producing, directing, and performing in the show along with Sarah Swain, Cerise Bynoe, Emily Wade Adams, Anthony Teixeira, and Tom Tracy. Condon appreciates the music, the harmonies, the varied time signatures and the difficulty of singing Bacharach's songs. The show will feature 29 songs written between 1958 and 1995, including "Walk on By," "Wishin' and Hopin,'" Alfie," "Heartlight," and "This House is Empty Now," a collaboration with Elvis Costello. The show will also feature anecdotes and short vignettes, including projected images and video. Pianist Mike Garvan will lead the band, which includes George Machon on trumpet, flute, fluglehorn and percussion, Steve Silverstein on drums, Tad Price on electric & nylon string guitar and Ron Ormsby on upright and electric bass. The singers will add to the instrumental mix, with Tracy playing harmonica and Swain on ukulele and guitar. Tickets are $20-$25.


TORONTO: GRANT STEWART - BERNIE SENENSKY QUARTET

Grant Stewart and the Bernie Senensky Quartet (Grant Stewart - tenor saxophone, Bernie Senensky - piano, Neil Swainson - bass, Phil Stewart - drums) perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, March 7th through 9th at 9:00 pm. Since moving to New York City at the age of 19, Toronto-born Grant Stewart has studied with such masters as Donald Byrd, Barry Harris, and Joe Lovano, and performed with Curtis Fuller, Jon Hendricks, Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Bill Charlap, Frank Gant, Dan Barret, Bob Mover, Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Jimmy Cobb, Harry Connick, Mickey Roker, Arthur Harper, Jimmy Lovelace, Cecil Payne, Dick Hyman, Herb Geller and was a member of the last Al Grey Sextet. Stewart can be found playing at such clubs in NY as Birdland, Smoke, The Ketano, The Jazz Standard, Fat Cat and can be heard every Tuesday night at Smalls Jazz Club. Stewart has performed all over North America and Europe as well as in Japan, Brazil and Taiwan. There is a $15 cover.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: LIAM STANLEY

Liam Stanley, a young jazz guitarist from Toronto, Ontario, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Liam has been playing guitar for nearly a decade, having studied jazz with Humber alumni Tristan Clark, and York professors Roy Patterson and Lorne Lofsky. Liam is currently in his fifth year at York University. While at York Liam has had the privilege of studying with Kevin Turcotte, Kelly Jefferson and Barry Elmes. Following his third year at York Liam was nominated for the Mary Alice Stuart/JAZZ .FM91 Scholarship. Liam has been heard numerous times on JazzFM 91.1's Jazzology and will be featured in 2014. In October of 2011 Liam performed Tim Brady's Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks during the X Avant Festival in Toronto in a 20 guitar ensemble alongside Ted Quinlan and Roy Patterson. In the summer of 2012 Liam performed with his trio at the Brantford Jazz Festival, and followed it up in 2013 with a performance at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival with the Jon Foster Group. There is no cover charge.

D.C.: LEE RITENOUR AT BLUES ALLEY

Lee Ritenour will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, March 6th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It's been a long road since the seventies, when Ritenour's legendary Tuesday night appearances at the famed Baked Potato became part of the D.C. musical landscape for five years. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, George Benson, Al Jarreau, and even Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell could be seen in the audiences that would pack the house. From rock to blues to jazz, his diverse music became foundation of over 3,000 sessions as a young guitarist with a broad spectrum of artists. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: MATTHEW STEVENS GROUP AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Matthew Stevens Group will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. One of the brightest guitarists of his generation, Matthew Stevens will soon be releasing his debut album on Concord Records. Over the past decade he has performed and recorded with some of contemporary music's finest musicians, including Christian Scott, Victor Bailey, Jason Moran, Rodney Holmes, Ben Williams, Jeff Lorber, Jacky Terrasson, Esperanza Spaulding, Ambrose Akinmusire, Sean Jones, Dave Samuels and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Stevens' playing has been applauded in publications worldwide, including The New York Times, Downbeat, Jazz Times, Billboard Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and All About Jazz. He has toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, South Africa, and South America, performing at some of the best national and international jazz festivals including Montreux, North Sea, Newport, Montreal, Monterey, Fujitsu, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage, and at renowned venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, The Blue Note clubs in New York, Tokyo and Milan, and the Moscow International Music House. Stevens is a member of the adjunct faculty at the New School and has taught at the Maryland Summer Jazz Workshop and Berklee College of Music (his alma mater). There is a $20 cover.

MARYLAND: DANCE NIGHT WITH ESCAPADE

Friday, March 7th at 8:00 pm is Dance Night with Escapade at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500). Escapade has been performing nationally for twenty years, entertaining at social & corporate events as well as presidential inaugurals and Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort in West Palm Beach. They have shared billings with greats such as the Beach Boys and Art Garfunkel. A combination of the areas most seasoned professionals and upcoming talent, Escapade is a ten-piece band consisting of four fantastic vocalists, a sizzling horn section, and a grooving rhythm section. Music director, Craig Weisbaum has toured the world with name acts over the last 30 years and Escapade's repertoire encompasses all of it- from Motown to classic rock, R&B and today's biggest hits. Escapade's front line is a force to be reckoned with, as all four singers are world-class entertainers. Notably, lead vocalist Shamain Greaves has recently released her latest single, "Play the Fool", on iTunes. Escapade's high energy, big sound, and engaging performance is an incredible experience, and with that, they never fail to fill a dance floor. There is a $15 cover.


FLORIDA: PAULO SZOT RETURNS TO THE ROYAL ROOM

Paulo Szot returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with a late show in Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Born and raised in Brazil, Paulo Szot made his opera debut 1997 and has appeared with many major opera companies throughout the world before starring in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre, earning him the Tony Award, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critic's Circle and the Theater World Awards for his portrayal of Emile De Beque. In the 2008-2009 season Mr. Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch appearing alongside Liza Minnelli. After making his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut, he also made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra. Mr. Szot has performed in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series and, in 2010 and 2011, at the Cafe Carlyle in New York. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show; $75 for show only.


INDIANAPOLIS: STEPHANIE J. BLOCK RETURNS TO THE CABARET!

Tony nominated, Stephanie J. Block returns THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th at 8:00 pm. Stephanie has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. She stared on Broadway in Wicked, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, 9 To 5: The Musical, The Pirate Queen and The Boy From Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman). Most recently, Stephanie starred in the Off-Broadway musical Little Miss Sunshine•based off of the Oscar-nominated film. Stephanie is sure to "wow" with songs from her vast Broadway career as well as from her solo album, This Place I Know. There is a $35-$65 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


ST. LOUIS: ROSEMARY WATTS AND JOE DREYER 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 - http://www.LicketyTix.com) from February 20th through April 26th - Nine long weekends, twelve artists, twenty-two performances! Friday, March 7th: Rosemary Watts and Joe Dreyer premier their new show "Swing Into Spring". Music from the masters of musical theatre makes up the heart of the show, with a few Dreyer originals too. The first couple of St. Louis cabaret brings a brand new show to the Gaslight stage. See http://www.gaslightcabaretfestival.com for full information on all shows.

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.

LOS ANGELES: J. MICHAEL O'NEAL AT THE GARDENIA

J. Michael O'Neal will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th at 9:00 pm. A professor in the California State University system who has taught courses in African American Music, Literature, and Performance, as well as History of Rock, History of Jazz, and History of Hip-Hop, Mr. O'Neal holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance, has studied with jazz greats from Bill Cunliffe to Grammy Award winner Ottmaro Ruiz, and has been Musical Director for events ranging from the Miss Black California Pageant to the Golden Globes, where he played keyboards with performances by Prince, Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, Herbie Hancock, and Joni Mitchell. He has received awards at jazz festivals in Berkeley and in Reno, was a guest speaker at the Zambian National Music Conference, and has played for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., as well as Melissa Manchester, Ruben Studdard, Peabo Bryson, and Cece Winans. He brings some "old friends" to The Gardenia: Aretha Scruggs on vocals, Sekou Bunch and Juan Nelson on bass, Donald Barrett on drums, and James Davis on guitar. Together they perform smooth jazz, modern jazz, avant-garde jazz, hip-hop, and classical, as well as "J. Mike's" "Nu Jazz" original compositions. 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: LEGENDARY HIP-HOP TRIO DE LA SOUL AT YOSHI'S

Legendary hip-hop trio De La Soul will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Friday, March 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. At the time of its 1989 release, De La Soul's debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, was hailed as the future of hip-hop. With its colorful, neo-psychedelic collage of samples and styles, plus the Long Island trio's low-key, clever rhymes and goofy humor, the album sounded like nothing else in hip hop. Where most of their contemporaries drew directly from old-school rap, funk, or Public Enemy's dense sonic barrage, De La Soul were gentler and more eclectic, taking in not only funk and soul, but also pop, jazz, reggae, and psychedelia. Though their style initially earned both critical raves and strong sales, De La Soul found it hard to sustain their commercial momentum in the '90s as their alternative rap was sidetracked by the popularity of considerably harder-edged gangsta rap. De La Soul formed while the trio - Posdnuos (born Kelvin Mercer, August 17, 1969), Trugoy the Dove (born David Jude Jolicoeur, September 21, 1968), and Pasemaster Mase (born Vincent Mason, March 27, 1970) - were attending high school in the late '80s. The stage names of all of the members derived from in-jokes: Posdnuos was an inversion of Mercer's DJ name, Sound-Sop; Trugoy was an inversion of Jolicoeur's favorite food, yogurt. De La Soul's demo tape, "Plug Tunin'," came to the attention of Prince Paul, the leader and producer of the New York rap outfit Stetsasonic. Prince Paul played the tape to several colleagues and helped the trio land a contract with Tommy Boy Records. There is a $46 cover.

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LONDON: PATTI BOULAYE AT CRAZY COQS

Award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye presents her autobiographical show at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 pm. Musical Director is Allan Rogers. In the show she tells her life through songs that have influenced her and that she has sung as a West End leading lady. It is a trip down memory lane for this very popular performer. Patti made her West End debut in the musical Hair. She featured in Two Gentlemen of Verona and her first starring role was as Yum Yum in The Black Mikado. Her recording of the show was described as "the performance against which all others must now be judged. It is one of those remarkable interpretations that makes all others pale and unsatisfactory by comparison. Patti has released 9 albums and 25 singles to date. She is the founder and President of the charity 'Support for Africa', which has built 5 clinics in rural Africa. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: JUDY CARMICHAEL IN LATE NIGHT AT CRAZY COQ

Following her sold-out crowds last June, Judy Carmichael returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th at 10:30 pm at part of the clubs Late Night series. Judy will present her show 'Old Fashioned Love', celebrating the music of Fats Waller, Cole Porter, Benny Goodman and other masters of the swing era. On Friday, she is joined by guitarist Martin Wheatley and on Saturday by guitarist Colin Oxley. Not many contemporary jazz pianists can boast a nickname given to them by the great Count Basie, but Grammy nominee Judy Carmichael can. When Basie heard Judy, on one of her first gigs, he was so impressed he dubbed her "Stride" in reference to her mastery of that early piano style popularized by Thomas "Fats" Waller and James P. Johnson. Today, Judy Carmichael is considered one of the greatest pianists in the swing tradition and one of the most sensitive vocalists. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: ELAINE DELMAR AT THE PHEASANTRY

Elaine Delmar will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - ) on Friday, March 7th at 8:30 pm. Collaborating with Elaine will be Piano accompanist Brian Dee with Simon Thorpe on Bass and Sammy Mayne (Tenor). Elaine Delmar is a great favourite with both jazz and cabaret audiences. Among a multitude of good jazz singers in Britain today there are few who understand stand the repertoire or express it with such dynamic simplicity. Call for cover/minimum information.

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

The Ted & Lo Show, starring Lorinda Lisitza and Ted Stafford, returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, March 6th at 7:00 pm. "This May Hurt a Bit" is the title of both this second episode of The Ted & Lo Show and a Lisitza/Stafford original song featured in the set. As Lisitza sings "I'm gonna break you down," the duo begins a guided tour of evil and the human psyche. The songs search the minds of serial killers and doomed pop royalty for impulses and fears common to us all. "Hold on," sings Lisitza. When you get down to the heart of the matter, love is still stronger than hate. Truth and beauty reside in the shared experience of music. Ted & Lo deliver a one-two punch that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. This may hurt a bit. Lisitza & Ted Stafford met in 2011 and have been singing together ever since. Their tasty arrangements of well-known covers, obscure new music, and original compositions prove that one guitar, one harmonica, and two voices can sound as big as an arena rock band or as immediate as the listener's own conscience. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night will be held at THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Thursday, March 6th at 8:00 pm. Bob hosts his talent showcases featuring six to eight performers each show. This evening's show features Jane Arthur, David Barry, Dante Bucci, Dan Coughlin (with Bruce McFarland), Caroline Kearney, Allison McKay, Magician David Morey, Josh Zuckerman. There is a $15 cover.

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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MANHATTAN: MARTIN BOWE & JOHN BUHTA WITH BAND PRACTICE

Martin Bowe & John Buhta present "Band practice" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, March 6th at 7:00 pm. The show is a benefit performance for the Wildlife Conservation Society to help save the endangered African Forest Elephant. John and Mart met at the New York City Law Department a few years back, and discovered a common love of music. Lawyers by day and band mates by night, they play a mix of pop, standards, rock and show tunes. Both will be playing guitar and singing. Not able to resolve the dispute about whether they were "rehearsing" (Mart) or having "band practice" (John), they named their act Band Practice, for which they rehearse. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: 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 Wednesday & Thursday, March 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


MANHATTAN: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

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

MANHATTAN: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUESTS: PATINE MILLER
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Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. This week's Special guest Star: TONY Award Winner Patine Miller, best known for originating the role of disco diva wannabe Deloris Van Cartier in the 2009 West End and 2011 Broadway productions of Sister Act. She is currently starring as the Leading Player in the 2013 revival of Pippin for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org)!


NYC: CAROLE J. BUFFORD WITH VINCE GIORDANO & THE NIGHTHAWKS

Carole J. Bufford brings her new show 'Speak Easy" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, March 6th at 7:00 pm. The show is a celebration of the music made famous during America's Prohibition (1920-1933) and features Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (the Grammy Awarding-winning Jazz Age band of Boardwalk Empire fame). With classics from the Great American songbook made famous by the likes of Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Annette Hanshaw, and more, this musical extravaganza features musical direction, arrangements, and orchestrations by Larry Lees. Join Carole as she travels back to a time where flappers, vamps and sheiks were shimmying in gin joints as a whirl of great social and political change happened all around them. Call for cover/minimum information.

MANHATTAN: GHOSTLIGHT: THE SONGS OF MARTIN & REALBUTO

Ghostlight: The Songs of Martin & Realbuto will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, March 6th at 9:30 pm. The show is an evening of songs from the Broadway-bound musical Ghostlight, recently a hit at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, as well as other songs by the popular up-and-coming writing duo of Tim Realbuto and Matthew Martin. Tim and Matthew are joined by Mandy Gonzalez, Jason Gotay, Christina Sajous, Trevor McQueen, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Abigail Ludrof, Natascia Diaz, Jenna Leigh Green and more, as they celebrate the future of Broadway and also pay homage to music of the past. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


MANHATTAN: LATE NIGHT: ELIZABETH SWADOS' GUNS

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents GUNS on Thursday, March 6th at 11:30 pm as part of their Late Night Series. GUNS is a dark, funny, difficult, uproarious cabaret that takes on the issue that this country is addicted to - weapons that kill instantly. With original songs by students and graduates of NYU, who comprise a musical theatre meets grunge-rock band, they cover every aspect of our country's relationship to the weapons that identify our violent core. Extremely funny, while also very scary, and at times tragic, this piece uses theatre to confront this very topical issue. The cast includes: Anna Bianco, Sam Finn Cutler, Jon Garrity, Alex Gibson, Katie Looney, Elliot Morse, Rachel Music, Jay Reed, Nick Rivera & Jon Sokolow, and the piece is conceived and directed by Elizabeth Swados (Runaways, Doonesbury). It was begun as a project at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Drama Department and now has grown into its own identity and fire. There is a $10 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: BILLY HART QUARTET "ONE IS THE OTHER" CD RELEASE

The Billy Hart Quartet (Billy Hart, drums with Ethan Iverson on piano, Mark Turner on sax & Ben Street on bass) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Legendary drummer Billy Hart has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over fifty years, performing and recording along the way with jazz legends Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. At Birdland Hart celebrates the release of the first ECM recording of the quartet formed in 2003. Since the group's 2005 CD for hard-bop label High Note landed on many critics' best-of-the year lists, the ensemble's music has gotten more free and spacious. All of the members contribute material including a modern blues, a Coltrane tribute and an Iverson-penned homage to Paul Bley, the wonderfully-titled "Nostalgia for the Impossible.". There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: DONALD HARRISON, RON CARTER, BILLY COBHAM TRIO

The hard-swinging trio of Donald Harrison (sax), Ron Carter (bass), and Billy Cobham (drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The trio first demonstrated its strong chemistry and affinity for standards on its 2004 recording, Heroes. In April 2005, Half Note Records captured the trio live during a week-long series of shows at the Blue Note, producing the album New York Cool (2005). Half Note again recorded the trio in action at the club last year, releasing the album This is Jazz near the end of 2011. This week at the Blue Note, the band looks build on last year's musical achievements with another hotly-anticipated residency.

MANHATTAN: ELIANE ELIAS AT DIZZY'S CLUB

Pianist, singer, and songwriter Eliane Elias performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday through Sunday, March 5th through 9th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She is joined by Steve Cardenas, guitar; Marc Johnson, bass; and Rafael Barata, drums. Elias blends her Brazilian roots with a sensuous, alluring voice and piano style to create a distinctive sound that has won her scores of fans. With five GRAMMY Award nominations and multiple recordings that have achieved "top five" spots on Billboard and other charts, Elias is recognized for her talent by both peers and fans. Expect to be treated to nuanced piano-playing and seduced by Elias' expressive voice. There is a $40-$50 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: THE RICHIE BEIRACH - JAMIE BAUM DUO AT THE REGATTABAR

The Richie Beirach - Jamie Baum Duo will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, March 6th at 7:30 pm. Richie Beirach, legendary pianist, composer, educator lived in NYC for several years touring/ performing/ recording with jazz icons including Stan Getz, John Abercrombie, George Adams, Chet Baker, John Scofield. He joined the group "Lookout Farm" formed by Dave Liebman in 1973 which became one of the most outstanding groups of the Fusion movement and in 1981 they formed "Quest".Since 2000, Richie Beirach has lived in Leipzig and holds a professorship for Jazz piano at the Leipzig conservatory "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy". NYC flutist/composer and Sunnyside Records artist Jamie Baum, has toured 28 countries and performed with artists as diverse as George Russell, Randy Brecker, Donald Brown, Mick Goodrick, Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Uri Caine, Dave Binney and Wadada Leo Smith. Voted #1 Rising Star Flutist in 2012 by DownBeat, she's been nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for "Flutist of the Year" six times. There is a $25 cover.

BOSTON: ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ TRIO AT SCULLERS

The Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, featuring bassist Peter Slavov and drummer Henry Cole, will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, March 6th at 8:00 pm. A key player in Rodriguez' extraordinary story is producer Quincy Jones, who co-produced Sounds Of Space with Rodriguez. In turn, for Rodriguez, 26, Jones has not only become a mentor and a teacher but "like a new father." Still, such priceless endorsement can also create impossibly high expectations. But in Sounds Of Space, Rodriguez proves up to the challenge. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.


TORONTO: GRANT STEWART - BERNIE SENENSKY QUARTET

Grant Stewart and the Bernie Senensky Quartet (Grant Stewart - tenor saxophone, Bernie Senensky - piano, Neil Swainson - bass, Phil Stewart - drums) perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, March 7th through 9th at 9:00 pm. Since moving to New York City at the age of 19, Toronto-born Grant Stewart has studied with such masters as Donald Byrd, Barry Harris, and Joe Lovano, and performed with Curtis Fuller, Jon Hendricks, Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Bill Charlap, Frank Gant, Dan Barret, Bob Mover, Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Jimmy Cobb, Harry Connick, Mickey Roker, Arthur Harper, Jimmy Lovelace, Cecil Payne, Dick Hyman, Herb Geller and was a member of the last Al Grey Sextet. Stewart can be found playing at such clubs in NY as Birdland, Smoke, The Ketano, The Jazz Standard, Fat Cat and can be heard every Tuesday night at Smalls Jazz Club. Stewart has performed all over North America and Europe as well as in Japan, Brazil and Taiwan. There is a $15 cover.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: PATRICK HEWAN

Patrick Hewan, a rising star in the Toronto Jazz scene, performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday, March 6th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Hewan's energetic virtuosic playing captivates and moves his audiences. He draws on the vast vocabulary of the legendary jazz pianists who came before him and adds his own spirit and passion to create a unique sound and style. Drawing heavily on influences such as: Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Hiromi Uehara, Oscar Peterson, and Phineas Newborn while studying under the tutelage of legendary pianists such as Mark Eisenman, Brian Dickesnon, Richard Whiteman, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duran it's no secret where Patrick developed his unique, high-octane style that still clearly adheres to the art forms tradition. Patrick began studying classical piano at the age of four and was later introduced to the saxophone where he developed a great love for jazz music. His education includes York University and Humber College and he is a recipient of the Berklee World Tour Scholarship for both sax and piano. There is no cover charge.


D.C.: LEE RITENOUR AT BLUES ALLEY

Lee Ritenour will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, March 6th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. It's been a long road since the seventies, when Ritenour's legendary Tuesday night appearances at the famed Baked Potato became part of the D.C. musical landscape for five years. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, George Benson, Al Jarreau, and even Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell could be seen in the audiences that would pack the house. From rock to blues to jazz, his diverse music became foundation of over 3,000 sessions as a young guitarist with a broad spectrum of artists. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: NEXT BEST THING PRESENTS: THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER

Ted Vigil brings his show 'The Music Of John Denver' to BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, March 6th at 8:00 pm. He is joined by special guest Steve Weisberg, John Denver's lead guitar player from the 70's. Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist. He was born in Seattle and raised in the Olympia area. He has been performing from the age of ten throughout school in concert, symphonic and jazz bands developing his talents as a drummer and singer. In 2006 he went on to Laughlin, NV to compete in the Talent Quest 2006 involving 28 states, New Zealand, Australia and Canada taking first place. He then went on to win Komo TV 4's NW Afternoon Celebrity Look Alike contest. Ted now performs nationwide for all kinds of venues and events. He has wowed the crowd selling out theatres in Pennsylvania and Kansas and has played twice now for John Denver's own "Windstar Foundation" in Aspen, CO. Ted cruised the Caribbean with Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne on a "Travelin' Inc. country cruise hosted by Great American Countrys' own Storme Warren. Last year Ted was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association. There is a $20 cover.


FLORIDA: PAULO SZOT RETURNS TO THE ROYAL ROOM

Paulo Szot returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with a late show in Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Born and raised in Brazil, Paulo Szot made his opera debut 1997 and has appeared with many major opera companies throughout the world before starring in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre, earning him the Tony Award, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critic's Circle and the Theater World Awards for his portrayal of Emile De Beque. In the 2008-2009 season Mr. Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch appearing alongside Liza Minnelli. After making his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut, he also made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra. Mr. Szot has performed in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series and, in 2010 and 2011, at the Cafe Carlyle in New York. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show; $75 for show only.


ST. LOUIS: KEN HALLER - 'THE TV SHOW' 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! Thursday, March 6th: A St. Louis cabaret favorite, Ken Haller brings back the multi-sold out and audience favorite 'The TV Show'. It's put together around theme songs from TV shows from the 60's through today. Campy and funny in some places, and quite moving in others, it's entertaining and very well done. Music Director, Al Fischer. Director, Tim Schall. See http://www.gaslightcabaretfestival.com for full information on all shows.

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.

LOS ANGELES: DENNIS McNEIL WITH SONGS FROM "ABOUT TIME"

Multiple award winning entertainer, Dennis McNeil brings his Irish charm and elegant voice to MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) on Thursday, March 6th at 8:00 pm. Dennis will share songs from his brand new CD called "About Time" with Music Director and Arranger, Ed Martel (Englebert Humperdinck, Fred Travelena) on piano. McNeil has worked closely with John Raitt, Hal David, Sammy Cahn, Michael Feinstein, Lalo Schifrin, not to mention the likes of Steve Miller, Lionel Ritchie and the Grateful Dead. Dennis has entertained five US Presidents and even performed with Condoleezza Rice. He recently collaborated and performed with the Blue Man Group to two sold out Hollywood Bowl audiences this past summer. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


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: ASHLING "BISCUIT" COLE TEENA MARIE BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

Ashling Cole, or as her adoring fans call her - "BISCUIT" is one of the most dynamic vocalists the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. She will be presenting her 'TEENA MARIE BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE' to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, March 6th at 8:00 pm. Her soaring voice and unparalleled professionalism make her a first call talent in the arena of R&B, funk and gospel. For the last four years, Biscuit has spent most of her time performing and touring with legendary bassist, Larry Graham, sharing the stage with some of the greatest artists of all time including Carlos Santana, Sheila E., Maceo Parker, Marcus Miller, Dave Koz, and Michael MacDonald. Highlights have been performing with Prince at Madison Square Garden and festivals in France and Belgium in front of 60,000 fans. Growing up in San Francisco, her influences ranged from Bruce Springsteen, Huey Lewis & The News, and Van Morrison, to Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and Stevie Wonder. She was often compared to Teena Marie, and when she heard "Casanova Brown," the passion, the emotion, the soul that was felt on that record rocked Biscuit to her core and dramatically changed the kind of singer and performer she would become. There is a $23 cover.

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LONDON: PATTI BOULAYE AT CRAZY COQS

Award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye presents her autobiographical show at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 pm. Musical Director is Allan Rogers. In the show she tells her life through songs that have influenced her and that she has sung as a West End leading lady. It is a trip down memory lane for this very popular performer. Patti made her West End debut in the musical Hair. She featured in Two Gentlemen of Verona and her first starring role was as Yum Yum in The Black Mikado. Her recording of the show was described as "the performance against which all others must now be judged. It is one of those remarkable interpretations that makes all others pale and unsatisfactory by comparison. Patti has released 9 albums and 25 singles to date. She is the founder and President of the charity 'Support for Africa', which has built 5 clinics in rural Africa. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: DENISE BLACK - THE BIRTH OF THE MUSICIAL

Richard Douglas Productions presents Denise Black - The Birth Of The Musicial at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - ) on Thursday, March 6th at 8:30 pm. A journey through the mad age between the wars - a homage to the songs and songwriters who made the early musicals designed and performed by Denise Black, Graeme Taylor and Paul Sand. Denise Black is a regular fixture of British television, perhaps best known for Coronation Street, Queer As Folk and Emmerdale. She started out as an alternative cabaret 'darling' at the beginning of Jongleurs and Malc Hardee's Tunnel Palladium and later with the Kray Sisters. She is bringing a brand new show to the Pheasantry. Call for cover/minimum information.

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MANHATTAN:: KAREN WYMAN RETURNS WITH PERFORMANCES IN MARCH AT THE MET

In her first major engagement in 25 years Karen Wyman continues her exciting and decisive return at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesdays March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, all at 7:00 pm. Her top-notch trio consists of music director John Oddo on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, and Eddie Caccavale on drums. Dennis Deal is her stage director. The Bronx-born Wyman was just 16 when she astonished Dean Martin and his national television audience in 1969. In short order she made appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and on shows hosted by Carol Burnett, Jim Nabors, Glen Campbell, Dick Cavett, David Frost, Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas. She performed in nightclubs and recorded two albums and several singles for Decca Records, and had another on the way. Then circumstances changed and in 1989 Wyman opted to start a family. Still possessed of a rocket-fueled voice, and, now with the life-wisdom she admits she lacked as a teenager, Wyman couldn't be more ready and willing. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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MANHATTAN: 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 Wednesday & Thursday, March 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


MANHATTAN: 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 are William Michals, Rebecca LaChance, Harmony Keeny and Jenna Dellacco. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: B SQUARED - STARRING BRAD BRADLEY AT STAGE 72

B-Squared, starring Brad Bradley, will be presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Wednesday, March 5th at 7:00 pm. Music Direction is by Joshua Zecher-Ross and the show is directed by Tony Spinosa. The show is a night of silly song anddance that goes beneath the surface, but just barely. The journey of a man who enjoyed earning his smile lines. With music by Stephen Lynch, Stuart McMeans, Weird Al Yankovic, Sam Harris, Johnny Rogers, Family Guy, Christopher Dallman, Cole Escola, & Irving Berlin. Call for cover/minimum information.

MANHATTAN: 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.

MANHATTAN: 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.

MANHATTAN: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

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

MANHATTAN: BILLY HART QUARTET "ONE IS THE OTHER" CD RELEASE

The Billy Hart Quartet (Billy Hart, drums with Ethan Iverson on piano, Mark Turner on sax & Ben Street on bass) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Legendary drummer Billy Hart has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over fifty years, performing and recording along the way with jazz legends Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. At Birdland Hart celebrates the release of the first ECM recording of the quartet formed in 2003. Since the group's 2005 CD for hard-bop label High Note landed on many critics' best-of-the year lists, the ensemble's music has gotten more free and spacious. All of the members contribute material including a modern blues, a Coltrane tribute and an Iverson-penned homage to Paul Bley, the wonderfully-titled "Nostalgia for the Impossible.". There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: DONALD HARRISON, RON CARTER, BILLY COBHAM TRIO

The hard-swinging trio of Donald Harrison (sax), Ron Carter (bass), and Billy Cobham (drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The trio first demonstrated its strong chemistry and affinity for standards on its 2004 recording, Heroes. In April 2005, Half Note Records captured the trio live during a week-long series of shows at the Blue Note, producing the album New York Cool (2005). Half Note again recorded the trio in action at the club last year, releasing the album This is Jazz near the end of 2011. This week at the Blue Note, the band looks build on last year's musical achievements with another hotly-anticipated residency.

MANHATTAN: ELIANE ELIAS AT DIZZY'S CLUB

Pianist, singer, and songwriter Eliane Elias performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday through Sunday, March 5th through 9th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She is joined by Steve Cardenas, guitar; Marc Johnson, bass; and Rafael Barata, drums. Elias blends her Brazilian roots with a sensuous, alluring voice and piano style to create a distinctive sound that has won her scores of fans. With five GRAMMY Award nominations and multiple recordings that have achieved "top five" spots on Billboard and other charts, Elias is recognized for her talent by both peers and fans. Expect to be treated to nuanced piano-playing and seduced by Elias' expressive voice. There is a $40-$50 cover.


BOSTON: TINSLEY ELLIS AT SCULLERS

Southern blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, March 5th at 8:00 pm. Ellis may speak no evil, but he sings and plays with the conviction of, "a man possessed." Over the course of 11 albums and literally thousands of live performances, Ellis easily ranks as one of today's most electrifying blues-rock guitarists and vocalists. He attacks his music with rock power and blues feeling, in the same tradition as his Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman and Freddie King and his old friends Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.


BOSTON: JUSSI REIJONEN: UN AT REGATTABAR

Bringing together four seasoned musicians from Finland, Spain, Sweden and Palestine, JUSSI REIJONEN: UN performs at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, March 5th at 7:30 pm. The quintet, featuring: Jussi Reijonen - fretless/fretted guitar, oud; Juan Perez Rodriguez - piano, voice; Bruno Råberg - acoustic bass; Tareq Rantisi - percussion and Naseem Alatrash - cello, traverses the boundaries between musical cultures, paying tribute to the traditions of American and Scandinavian jazz and the folk musics of the Middle East and Africa in its search for new sounds and textures. Reijonen's original music draws from a wide pool of influences and experiences gathered growing up in five different countries on three different continents; in both his original compositions and his playing, the open spaces and silences of Scandinavia effortlessly rub shoulders with the maqamat of the Arab world and the rhythmic richness of India and West Africa, creating a truly enchanting musical mosaic. There is an $18 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.: LIN ROUNTREE AT BLUES ALLEY

Lin Rountree, the Soul-Jazz/R&B Trumpeter, performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, March 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Rountree is the latest artist to emerge from the 'new' Detroit music factory. His playing has been described as soulful, funky, and sensual. Be it R&B/Soul or Groove Jazz, he has an innate ability to connect his music to his listener's soul. All in all Soul-Jazz Trumpeter Lin Rountree and his music represent a new direction in instrumental soul. A polished recording artist, an outstanding live performer, and a thankful musician, Rountree is a leader amongst a new generation of Soul- Jazz artists. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: EMY TSENG & ALEX MARTIN AT BETHESDA BLUES

On Wednesday, March 5th, two wonderful jazz artists take the stage at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) at 7:30 pm for their own sets, presenting a lovely evening of Brazilian and Jazz. The night will open with Franco-American, New World jazz guitarist and composer Alex Martin, strongly influenced by the Brazilian tradition. Alex's set will focus on the Brazilian-flavored pieces in his repertoire, presenting a baiao and forro flavor (associated with Northeast Brazil). He'll be including some standards from that repertoire as well as some of his own compositions. Alex has released two CD's to date; Second Life (2010) and Nostalgia for Terra Incognita (2007), receiving wonderful reviews from satisfied fans across the country as well as from local radio stations such as WPFW in Washington D.C. For the second portion of the evening, Brazilian Jazz vocalist Emy Tseng will be focusing on bossa nova and samba (more associated with Rio de Janeiro). Through her rejuvenated and incisive interpretations of authentic modern and Brazilian jazz, delightfully complemented by her elegant voice and delicate delivery, Emy showcases a truly exquisite fusion of the genre and eclectic arrangements of standards. She leaves an inimitable, personal impression on an exciting collection of tunes, exploring the works of Brazil's most sophisticated composers; singing in both Portuguese and English. Emy released her debut album 'Sonho' early last year, and has since received incredible reviews from esteemed publications such as All About Jazz and International Review of Music. Alex and Emy will both be performing alongside David Jernigan on bass and John Shepherd on drums. Pianist Wayne Wilentz will be joining Emy's group for her set. These musicians are among the best interpreters of Brazilian styles in the DC area, which will sure to make for an intoxicating evening of jazz. There is a $15 cover.


FLORIDA: PAULO SZOT RETURNS TO THE ROYAL ROOM

Paulo Szot returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with a late show in Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Born and raised in Brazil, Paulo Szot made his opera debut 1997 and has appeared with many major opera companies throughout the world before starring in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre, earning him the Tony Award, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critic's Circle and the Theater World Awards for his portrayal of Emile De Beque. In the 2008-2009 season Mr. Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch appearing alongside Liza Minnelli. After making his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut, he also made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra. Mr. Szot has performed in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series and, in 2010 and 2011, at the Cafe Carlyle in New York. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show; $75 for show only.


SAN FRANCISCO: COMMANDER CODY AT YOSHI'S

The legendary country-rock group Commander Cody performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, March 5th at 8:00 pm. Look in any book on the History of Rock and Roll and you will find Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. The band's name was inspired by 1950's film serials featuring the character Kommando Kody and from a feature version of an earlier serial, King of the Rocket Men, released under the title Lost Planet Airmen. The band's founder and leader, George Frayne, took the stage name Commander Cody. Among many other achievements, this eight-piece super band's album Deep in the Heart of Texas is one of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 100 albums of all time. It's no wonder. Billy C Farlow, the lead singer, also played trumpet and blues harp. The fiddler, Andy Stein, played saxophone and the guitar player, Bill Kirchen, played trombone. Cody the piano pounder, doubled on Kazoo. And they all sang. They toured nonstop to a legion of dedicated fans across the globe and back and recorded seven original albums before the band finally broke up and each member went their separate ways in 1977. There is a $25 cover.

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LONDON: PATTI BOULAYE AT CRAZY COQS

Award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye presents her autobiographical show at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 pm. Musical Director is Allan Rogers. In the show she tells her life through songs that have influenced her and that she has sung as a West End leading lady. It is a trip down memory lane for this very popular performer. Patti made her West End debut in the musical Hair. She featured in Two Gentlemen of Verona and her first starring role was as Yum Yum in The Black Mikado. Her recording of the show was described as "the performance against which all others must now be judged. It is one of those remarkable interpretations that makes all others pale and unsatisfactory by comparison. Patti has released 9 albums and 25 singles to date. She is the founder and President of the charity 'Support for Africa', which has built 5 clinics in rural Africa. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: MOOV AT THE PHEASANTRY

Moov, (Colin Riley - piano/electronics, Elisabeth Nygard - vocals, Natalie Rozario - cello) will perform on Wednesday, March 5th at 8:30 pm at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017). Moov is a band which thrives on working at the margins and is impossible to categorize. Blending scored material, improvisation, and live electronics into carefully crafted songs, it takes time to unravel its mysteries, drawing in equal measure on both the avant-garde an popular culture. It remains at all times intimate, engaging and sophisticated, suggesting the voice of the impassioned individual surrounded by the indifferent chatter of 21st-century life. The band play a selection of songs from their critically acclaimed albums 'fold' and 'here'. Call for cover/minimum information.


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MANHATTAN: 29th ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS GALA MARCH 4th
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The 29th Annual Bistro Awards gala, which recognizes outstanding achievement in New York cabaret, jazz, and comedy, will take place on Tuesday, March 4th at GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB (208 West 23rd Street, NYC - 212-367-9000) on Tuesday, March 4th at 6:30 pm. Producer Sherry Eaker will host the annual event. The evening will be emceed by multi-MAC & Bistro award winning singer Jeff Harnar and will be directed by Shellen Lubin. The Tony Award-winning actor-singer-dancer Ben Vereen will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award. Veteran performer Anita Gillette is being honored for her Major Engagement at the Metropolitan Room and WBGO, the Newark-based public radio station, is being cited for its dedication to the popularization of jazz and related musical genres. As is the Bistro tradition, the evening will feature performances from most of this year's Bistro-winning artists. General Admission tickets are $75; Premium Tickets are $125, which includes the pre-show Champagne reception, priority seating, and their names listed in the program. A two-drink minimum applies to both ticket categories, and all attendees are invited to the "After Bistros" supper party as guests of the Bistros. To see a complete list of winners in all categories and purchase tickets, go to http;//www.BistroAwards.com.

MANHATTAN:: MEREDITH DiMENNA IN WITH QUEEN OF THE BEATNIKS: THE SONGS OF JUDY HENSKE

"Queen of the Beatniks: The Songs of Judy Henske" moves downtown to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) after two smash performances at The Cutting Room. The show is written and performed by Meredith DiMenna under the musical direction of Jason Binnick. The legendary Judy Henske is the best singer you've never heard of: from 1963 when she confounded audiences with her performance of "God Bless the Child" on the Judy Garland show, to 1966 when she riffed about whores on her Jack Nietzche-produced live album "The Death Defying Judy Henske," to her psychedelic folk classic "Farewell Aldebaran", recorded for Frank Zappa's label in 1969. Standing six feet tall with a voice like a midwestern mash up of Etta James and Ethel Merman, she predated deep-throated alto rock divas like Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, and Cher. Vocalist DiMenna performs an overview of Henske's recorded material, featuring songs like "Danny Boy", "I've Been Loving You Too Long", "I Know You, Rider", "Til the Real Thing Comes Along", and "High Flyin' Bird." Jason Binnick, musical director, accompanies Ms. DiMenna on guitar. The band also includes Steve Doyle on bass, Elizabeth Frascoia on trombone, and David Berger on drums. There is a $15 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: MARIE-CLAIRE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Italian-Trained Opera Singer marie-claire will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:00 pm. Marie-Claire lives and breathes the musical genres of opera, jazz, hip-hop and reggae, making her one of the most adaptable artists of our day. Her recent engagements include singing the National Anthem for the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclay Center, performing standards with Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra in LA and she continues to appear at the Metropolitan Room in New York City. She has also spent time in front of the camera as a cast member on the second season of Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central and is currently auditioning for other roles on network TV as she works to expand her skills to acting. marie-claire also performed at the Central Park Summer Stage Lyricist Lounge for a crowd of 5,000 people with Black Moon's DJ Evil Dee and Doug E. Fresh who nicknamed her "The Queen," due to her astounding performance that gripped the crowd. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: 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.

MANHATTAN: ANNE BOBBY - THE SONGS THAT CAME IN FROM THE COLD

Celebrate the end of winter with Anne Bobby at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:00 pm as she shares stories never told and brings songs rarely (or barely) heard out of deep freeze, in her solo cabaret debut. Known for roles on TV ("Mad About You") and film ("Happiness"), Anne made her Broadway debut at 16, and a year later starred in Marvin Hamlisch's cult classic, Smile. Now she's gathered the discarded gems from thirty years of workshops, out-of-town tryouts and black-boxes • plus a few new favorites. It's a celebration of everyone from Alan Menken to Pete Townshend, Steven Lutvak to Neil Gaiman, Marc Blitzstein to Bruce Springsteen, as well as should-have-been-hits from Galt McDermott, David Spencer, Jimmy Roberts, Keith Herrmann, Daniel Mate and more. Join Anne (and very special guests) in welcoming spring, waking up old memories and making new ones. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


MANHATTAN: GIA MORA BRINGS EINSTEIN'S GIRL TO JOE'S PUB

After sold out performances in DC and LA, nationally recognized actor and vocalist Gia Mora will perform her critically acclaimed solo show Einstein's Girl at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Tuesday, March 4th at 9:30 pm. Einstein's Girl explores the "science of love ... theoretically speaking." Mora turns her signature wit and intellectual prowess on an unlikely pair of human languages: love and theoretical physics. In her hilarious show, she investigates interpersonal relations in the digital age through song and story. Mora welcomes composer and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Barnett on piano. Mora comes to Joe's Pub after releasing Einstein's Girl, The Album in November 2013. Gia Mora is a triple-threat performer and writer. Past solo performances include headlining at Metropolitan Room and Don't Tell Mama in New York, Room 5 and House of Blues in Los Angeles, Bethesda Blues & Jazz and Blues Alley in DC, and Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret in Denver. A frequent featured soloist, she has appeared at The Federal, Catalina Jazz Club, The Blind Barber (LA), and many more. She is a four-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, and her recent musical theatre credits include world premieres at the Academy for New Musical Theatre, Ford's Theatre, and the Kennedy Center. There is a $20 cover.

MANHATTAN: 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.

MANHATTAN: BILLY HART QUARTET "ONE IS THE OTHER" CD RELEASE

The Billy Hart Quartet (Billy Hart, drums with Ethan Iverson on piano, Mark Turner on sax & Ben Street on bass) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Legendary drummer Billy Hart has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over fifty years, performing and recording along the way with jazz legends Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. At Birdland Hart celebrates the release of the first ECM recording of the quartet formed in 2003. Since the group's 2005 CD for hard-bop label High Note landed on many critics' best-of-the year lists, the ensemble's music has gotten more free and spacious. All of the members contribute material including a modern blues, a Coltrane tribute and an Iverson-penned homage to Paul Bley, the wonderfully-titled "Nostalgia for the Impossible.". There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: DONALD HARRISON, RON CARTER, BILLY COBHAM TRIO

The hard-swinging trio of Donald Harrison (sax), Ron Carter (bass), and Billy Cobham (drums) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 ) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 4th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The trio first demonstrated its strong chemistry and affinity for standards on its 2004 recording, Heroes. In April 2005, Half Note Records captured the trio live during a week-long series of shows at the Blue Note, producing the album New York Cool (2005). Half Note again recorded the trio in action at the club last year, releasing the album This is Jazz near the end of 2011. This week at the Blue Note, the band looks build on last year's musical achievements with another hotly-anticipated residency.

MANHATTAN: CARNIVAL CARAVAN: FROM RECIFE TO NEW ORLEANS

Carnival Caravan: From Recife to New Orleans with the American-Brazilian collective Nation Beat will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, March 4th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The American/Brazilian collective Nation Beat plays a 21st century fusion inspired by Brazilian maracatu drumming, New Orleans second line rhythms, funk, and country blues. They describe themselves as "rhythm gatherers" who harvest "500 years of cultural crossbreeding" between the northeast of Brazil and southern United States. For their Fat Tuesday show at Dizzy's, Nation Beat will present a special program that celebrates Carnival and Mardi Gras by teasing out the musical connections between New Orleans and Brazilian Carnival traditions. Expect a high-energy show heavy on horns, percussion, and infectious rhythms that will get you moving! With Scott Ketter, drums/percussion; Fabiana Masili, vocals; Mark Marshall, guitar; Ze Grey, bass; Aaron Shafer-Haiss, percussion; and special guests Brian Drye, trombone, and Petr Cancura, tenor saxophone. There is a $35 cover.

BOSTON: REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE MARDI GRAS SHOW & LIVE SNAKES CD RELEASE PARTY

The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Mardi Gras show & Live Snakes CD Release Party with special guest, Charles Neville, will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:30 pm at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757). Formed in 1991, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is a funk & street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music. Leader Ken Field is a longtime member of the acclaimed modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, and an active composer and performer. In addition to guest Charles Neville, the band will include Jerry Sabatini - trumpet, Ken Field - sax, Tom Hall - sax, Dave Harris - trombone & tuba, Phil Neighbors - drums, and Blake Newman - bass. This Mardi Gras show will also mark the release on Accurate Records of "Live Snakes", the group's 3rd CD, and their first in over 5 years. "Live Snakes" features new and traditional material (and some remixes) from live performances in NYC and Boston in 2011 and 2013, with several prominent guest musicians. There is a $20 cover.


D.C.: KIDZ EXPRESS FUND RAISER WITH THE CHICAGO SMOOTH JAZZ ALL STARS

Kidz Express will hold a Fund Raiser at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, March 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The show will present The Chicago Smooth Jazz All Stars featuring: Fred Simon (Piano), Dave Onderdonk (Guitar), Paul Merar (Bass) & Jim Hines (Drums). Kidz Express is a not-for-profit organization providing holistic solutions to the urban challenges of South Austin by building a continuum of community support to strengthen family economic security and foster positive youth development. They serve some of the most at-risk children, youth and families in one of the nation's most underserved urban environments - the South Austin community on the West Side of Chicago. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: THAD WILSON QUINTET

The Thad Wilson Quintet will take over as "Artist in Residence" at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) every Tuesday night with performances at 7:00 & 8:30 pm. One need not dig too deep into our areas jazz scene before coming across the name Thad Wilson. Since coming to D.C. in 1997, Wilson has become a mainstay in the jazz clubs of U Street and beyond by consistently performing with passion, intensity, and consummate artistry in a variety of settings. In addition to his own considerable abilities, his groups feature some of the finest players in the D.C. area. His worldwide appearances include Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Paris, France; Antigua, Guatemala; Puebla and Mexico City, Mexico; the D.C. Jazz Festival; Atlanta Jazz Festival, the New Orleans Jazz Festival and many other cities around the world. In 2003, Thad performed his original suite, Reflections on Romare, at the National Gallery of Art's Romare Bearden exhibition opening in 2005. In 2006 and 2007, he served as Program Director for The National Gallery of Art's Jazz in the Garden summer concert series.In 2008, Thad went on the road with the musical production, Ella, which chronicled the life and times of Ella Fitzgerald. He played the role of Donnie and was featured in the play performing a musical impression of Louis Armstrong. Currently, in addition to composing and touring, Thad teaches Jazz Studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. There is a $15 cover.


MARYLAND: MARDI GRAS WITH THE CRAWDADDIES

East Coast's number one Roots Rock and Mardi Gras party band The Crawdaddies will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Tuesday, March 4th at 8:00 pm. The Crawdaddies infuse Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Roots Rock and Reggae into an incomparable, groove-laden sound that is unquestionably its own. The Crawdaddies have toured the USA extensively and are a regular fixture on the national college, festival, and theater circuits. The band's high-energy live show has earned them performance spots at numerous festivals nationwide with Dr. John, the Neville Brothers Mardi Gras Mambo tour, Etta James, Buckwheat Zydeco and a featured performance on PBS program "Jubilee" syndicated nationwide. The Crawdaddies' songwriting has been recognized by numerous industry awards and song "Cuttin' the Body Loose" was a finalist in the 2010 New Orleans Songwriters Festival! Dance Floor Available, There is a $20 cover.


FLORIDA: PAULO SZOT RETURNS TO THE ROYAL ROOM

Paulo Szot returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with a late show in Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Born and raised in Brazil, Paulo Szot made his opera debut 1997 and has appeared with many major opera companies throughout the world before starring in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre, earning him the Tony Award, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critic's Circle and the Theater World Awards for his portrayal of Emile De Beque. In the 2008-2009 season Mr. Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch appearing alongside Liza Minnelli. After making his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut, he also made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra. Mr. Szot has performed in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series and, in 2010 and 2011, at the Cafe Carlyle in New York. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; $65 for show only; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show; $75 for show only.


SAN FRANCISCO: NEO-SOUL JAZZ TRIO MOONCHILD AT YOSHI'S

The neo-soul jazz trio Moonchild will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Tuesday, March 5th at 8:00 pm. The members of the trio, Max, Andris, and Amber met at USC where they all studied jazz performance. After touring together as a horn section in 2011, they began co-writing and recording their first album "Be Free", which they released in April 2012. They are set to release their sophomore record in early 2014. Since their debut album's release, Moonchild has received high praise from artists such as Jill Scott, Tyler the Creator, DJ Jazzy Jeff, 9th Wonder, James Poyser, and music legend Stevie Wonder, who after hearing the album invited them to perform at his annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. They are currently distributed at record stores around the US and Japan, and have received airplay on BBC Radio 6 with Gilles Peterson, KCRW, and on Los Angeles' own 102.3. Moonchild continues to perform live in anticipation of their 2014 record release. There is a $14 cover.


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LONDON: PATTI BOULAYE AT CRAZY COQS

Award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye presents her autobiographical show at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30 pm. Musical Director is Allan Rogers. In the show she tells her life through songs that have influenced her and that she has sung as a West End leading lady. It is a trip down memory lane for this very popular performer. Patti made her West End debut in the musical Hair. She featured in Two Gentlemen of Verona and her first starring role was as Yum Yum in The Black Mikado. Her recording of the show was described as "the performance against which all others must now be judged. It is one of those remarkable interpretations that makes all others pale and unsatisfactory by comparison. Patti has released 9 albums and 25 singles to date. She is the founder and President of the charity 'Support for Africa', which has built 5 clinics in rural Africa. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: PAUL L MARTIN PRESENTS GREGORY HAZEL IN "THE LIFE & TIMES OF A WORRYING ACTOR"

Paul L Martin Presents Gregory Hazel in "The Life & Times Of A Worrying Actor" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, March 4th at 8:30 pm. Join Gregory as he explores, through song, the neurosis that drives him to be a part of this wonderful, theatrical industry. When will his next audition be? Why doesn't he the vocal range of Mariah Carey? Why hasn't Andrew Lloyd Webber seen his YouTube page? How will his autobiography become a best-seller if he's not a star? Featuring anecdotes from his life and times so far, and the music that inspires his from Sondheim to Schwartz; a night not to be missed.

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MANHATTAN: 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.


MANHATTAN: SJOSTROM WITH A J - ERIN SJOSTROM

Erin Sjostrom will bring her show Sjostrom with a J to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, March 3rd at 9:30 pm. She will invite you on her journey through the highs and lows of being a chocolate-loving, incapable-of-sticking-to-a-budget, shoe-obsessed, relationship-challenged, musical theatre-performing, New York City-dwelling lady. There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: MICHELLE DOWDY CD RELEASE SHOW AT THE MET

On Monday, March 3rd at 9:30 pm THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) presents the CD release for 'A Brass Act: Starring Michelle Dowdy from Broadway's Hairspray' featuring songs from the American Songbook. The album will also be release on iTunes the same day and a limited edition 12" Vinyl edition will be available by pre-order. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


MANHATTAN:BETH LEAVEL IN SOLO CONCERT DEBUT AT 54 BELOW

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel makes her solo concert debut at at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm. The show is an evening of songs and stories collected from her amazing 30-year showbiz journey. From her Tony-winning, scene-stealing performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone to her Tony-nominated performance in Baby, It's You! to leading the cast of Mamma Mia! in spandex and spangles, Beth has become one of Broadway's favorite leading ladies. She has also starred on Broadway in Elf, Young Frankenstein, The Civil War, Show Boat, and both original and revival productions of 42nd Street! This is a celebration of Beth's Tony and Drama Desk-winning career with new songs, old favorites and a few surprising stories. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


MANHATTAN: THE BEST OF "RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW BUT SHOULD": PART II

Two-time Tony Award winner William Finn presents a night of "Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists you Probably Don't Know but Should," at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, March 3rd at 9:30 pm. The show will be celebrating the work of young writers mentored by the composer of Falsettos, A New Brain, The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, Elegies, and this season's Little Miss Sunshine. Originating at Barrington Stage Company (BSC) and now in its 8th year, the "Ridiculously Talented" concert series has become a hallmark of BSC's Musical Theatre Lab, where Mr. Finn serves as Artistic Producer. Mr. Finn explains what makes a good song great as he hosts this evening of personal favorites from the BSC series, featuring past cast members Aidan Gemme, Alyse Alan Louis, Anne L. Nathan, Celisse Henderson, Elizabeth Stanley, Jeremy Morse, Joelle Lurie, Michael Linden, Mykal Kilgore & George Salazar, and showcasing work by Danny Abosch, Nikko Benson, Noel Carey, Maggie-Kate Coleman, Jeremy Desmon, Vadim Feichner, Josh Freilich, Oliver Hauser, Joe Iconis, Anna Jacobs, Salomon Lerner, Sean Patterson, Eric Price, Sam Salmond, Jahn Sood, Joseph Trefler, Sarah Underwood, Joel Waggoner and William Finn! The concert is produced and directed by Shakina Nayfack. Jeremy R. Lyons music directs. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


MANHATTAN: 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.

MANHATTAN: BILLY STRITCH "I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER: THE JAZZ OF CY COLEMAN"

Billy Stritch brings his show "I've Got Your Number: The Jazz of Cy Coleman" to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Mondays, March 3rd & 10th at 7:00 pm as part of the Broadway at Birdland series. In this brand new show, Billy Stritch explores the pop/jazz side of the legendary songwriter Cy Coleman. Although Coleman is mainly known as the composer of a dozen legendary Broadway shows, he was quite prolific writing "stand alone" songs in the 50's and 60's, including such well-known titles as "The Best Is Yet To Come," "Witchcraft" and "It Amazes Me,"as well as more obscure gems co-written with Carolyn Leigh and Peggy Lee. This show was recently presented in London to rave reviews, receiving 4 Stars in the LondonTimes. In this outing, Stritch will be accompanied by Tom Hubbard on bass and Ray Marchica on drums. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: 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.

MANHATTAN: KENNY WERNER & JANIS MANN - CD RELEASE

World-class pianist and composer Kenny Werner and stylist and fearless improviser Janis Mann will celebrate the release of their new CD at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, March 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Werner's prolific output of compositions, recordings, and publications continue to impact audiences around the world. He has worked closely with legendary harmonica player Toots Thielemans, Betty Buckley, Joe Lovano, Ari Hoenig, Johannes Weidenmuellerg, Lionel Loueke and Miguel Zenon and countless others. A Guggenheim Fellowship Award winner, Werner is also a world-class educator. His groundbreaking book on improvisation, Effortless Mastery (2006), is required reading for all aspiring jazz musicians. Janis Mann is that rare artist who can sweep you away with her captivating sound. She is a true jazz singer in the manner of Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, and Shirley Horn, yet with a sound all her own. An exciting and engaging performer, Janis' rich timbre, flexibility, and range often invite comparisons to Sarah Vaughan. Some of the jazz luminaries she has sung or recorded with include: Roy Haynes, Diane Schuur, Jack Sheldon, Jon Mayer, Ross Tompkins, John Heard, Red Holloway, and Dave Frishberg, earning their praises. There is a $10-$15 cover.


MANHATTAN: COMBO NUVO AT DIZZY'S

Combo Nuvo with special guest and Quincy Jones Artist pianist/composer Emily Bear will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, March 3rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Led by multi-instrumentalist David Schroeder, Combo Nuvo comprises members of the world-class NYU Jazz faculty, including saxophonist Lenny Picket, who is also the musical director for the Saturday Night Live band, and renowned composer/arranger Rich Shemaria. Others in the combo include Billy Drewes, woodwinds; Brad Shepik, guitar; Rich Shemaria, piano; Mike Richmond, cello; and John Hadfield, drums. Combo Nuvo presents a refreshing blend of jazz, blues, classical, and world music, and has performed in a diverse range of settings, from New York City venues like Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and Blue Note, to tours and festivals in China, Costa Rica, Italy, Peru, and the United Arab Emirates. They will be joined by talented student performers from the NYU Steinhardt Jazz Studies program. There is a $30 cover.


D.C.: PAUL WINGO "CD RELEASE PARTY" AT BLUES ALLEY
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Paul Wingo will celebrate the release of his new CD at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, March 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Wingo started playing guitar at age 11. At 16, he began his studies with "Red" Dwyer and George Fitzgerald, and he attended the University of Maryland from 1964 to 1968. After college, he was a full time working musician, both teaching and performing. He continued to study, taking lessons from Billy Gibson, Frank Mullen, Howard Roberts, and Joe Pass. In 1976 he attended the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York, and from 1980 to 1992 he studied with Dr. Asher Zlotnik. Paul was a member of the Army Blues Band for 6 years, during which time he often played at the White House and the Vice President's residence. Call for cover/minimum information.
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER


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.

BOSTON: FIRST MONDAYS AT CLUB CAFE WITH PAMELA ENDERS

John O'Neil presents Pamela Enders with Bill Duffy on piano at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) on Monday, March 3rd at 7:30 pm. The first Monday of every month Boston's best theater professionals and tomorrow's rising stars sing Jazz, Broadway and madcap cabaret. Pamela proclaims that other singers have been her best teachers and she has been strongly influenced by an eclectic group of performers including Ethel Merman, the early Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, and Frank Sinatra plus contemporaries such as Rebecca Parris, Wesla Whitfield, Carol Sloane, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Dinner seating starts at 7:00 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: KRITZERLAND: THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO HAROLD PRINCE

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "The Prince and the Showtune: A Tribute To Harold Prince" on Monday, March 3rd at 8:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700), As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Josh Grisetti, Jean Louisa Kelly, Ashley Fox Linton, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman, and Robert Yacko. Special Guest: Terri White. 43rd Kritzerland show is a tribute to the amazing Harold Prince, whose career has spanned over sixty years and who, as producer and/or director is responsible for some of the greatest musical theater triumphs of all time. Mr. Prince just celebrated his 86th birthday, so what better time to celebrate his legacy. They have assembled an amazing cast to sing songs from Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game, She Loves Me, Company, Sweeney Todd, Flora, The Red Menace, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, Cabaret, Zorba, On the Twentieth Century and more - and, as always, you'll hear a few things you might not know. Music Director: Richard Berent. Cover charge is $29 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.

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LONDON: JOHN STANDING AT CRAZY COQS

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

LONDON: CATHI OGDEN "SOUVENIRS FROM STOCKHOLM" ALBUM LAUNCH

Cathi Ogden will celebrate the launch of her new CD "Souvenirs From Stockholm" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday, March 3rd at 8:30 pm. Cathi's new album is produced and arranged by the awesome jazz pianist Grant Windsor. Cathi and Grant are two of Australia's best Jazz exports to the UK and they promise a night of extraordinary musicianship, fabulous 50's inspired swing and lots of laughter. Call for cover/minimum information.


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