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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
MARCH 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR March 24, 2014 THROUGH March 30, 2014


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - MARCH 30th

MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: "SHOWS TA GO YA! & OTHER SONGS OF BOBBIE HOROWITZ"

Nicori Studios presents "Shows Ta Go Ya! & Other Songs Of Bobbie Horowitz" at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Sundays, March 30th & April 13th, both at 4:00 pm. Performers include Dana Lorge, Warren Schein, Corinna Sowers Adler and Stearns Matthews, with Bill Zeffiro at the piano and special guest star, Mr. Sidney Myer. During her life Bobby has performed in theater and cabarets, produced theater and events and wrote songs, winning a 1988 MAC Award for the act she performed with former songwriting partner Sharon Schapow. She continues to write songs. Bobbie has collaborated with composers such as David Friedman, John Meyer, Jimmy Curtiss, Malcolm Dodds, and others. She wrote a musical, The S.C.R.A.P. Workshop with Mr. Meyer. She was asked to write a special tribute for Jimmy Smith, recipient of the Ambassador Award given by Isagenix, which she performed at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. As half of the comic musical writing/performing team Horowitz & Spector, she won a MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) for their show, "Whatever Happened To the Kids From Brooklyn?" Their songs have received NY Daily News, Billboard and ASCAP panel awards and have been played on theatrical & country music radio stations, scoring highly on the independent country charts. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reservations at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/

NYC: "SING ME A SONG WITH SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE ... OR NOT" (revisited)

Nancy Stearns revisits - with humor, personal commitment and some amazing material - the state of the Union in her show "SING ME A SONG WITH SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE ... OR NOT" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, March 30th at 7:00 pm. Building on her popular 2006 cabaret show, Nancy comments on recent American social history with songs from the Great American Songbook, American musical theatre, jazz and folk traditions and specialty material from the Great NYC Cabaret Songbook. Nancy will appear with her music director, Gregory Toroian, on piano and David Finck, on bass. The show is directed by Helen Baldassare. Nancy Stearns: Nancy Stearns has been performing annually in New York City cabaret rooms with her music director, Gregory Toroian, since 2001. A lawyer by day, Nancy first "found" cabaret as a student at Helen Baldassare's Cabaret Performance Workshop, for which Nancy now serves as Administrator. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DIRTY LITTLE SONGS AT 54 BELOW

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


NEW YORK STATE: JOAN CROWE - WOMEN OF NOTE

In Celebration of Women's History Month, Joan Crowe brings her acclaimed show 'Women of Note' to THE OSSIE DAVIS THEATRE AT THE NEW ROCHELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (One Library Drive, New Rochelle, NY) on Sunday, March 30th at 3:00 pm. This show features great music by women songwriters Including songs by Bessie Smith, Dorothy Fields, Peggy Lee, Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Laura Nyro and more with special guest performances by Sue Matsuki and Jay Leonhart. Tedd Firth at the Piano, Jay Leonhart on Bass and Rosa Avila on Drums. There is a $2 donation.


SAN FRANCISCO: CARA AURATUS TRIO WITH "TWO SONGS WALKED INTO A BAR"

The Cara Auratus Trio brings their show "Two Songs Walked Into a Bar" to MARTUNI'S (4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-241-0205) on Sunday, March 30th at 7:00 pm. A song's lyric, tune and era create a person, with all the desires and quirks of anyone you know. Dropped into a bar on a Saturday night, some would be hooking up, some drinking heavily, some fighting in the back alley. Drawing on the rich tapestry of jazz music from the Prohibition era to present time, Cara has captured some of these song pairings for her upcoming album. In a voice where silk meets smoke, she will be singing them as MARCH CABARET MONTH draws to a close. Accompanied by a great musical team: Tom Disher, an emmy award winning composer and pianist, and Chris Amberger, a bass player who has toured Europe with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and toured the US with Rosemary Clooney. There is a $10 cover.


CABARET - JAZZ SUNDAY BRUNCH EVENTS

Every Sunday I list Brunch Events on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE and post the listings on FaceBook, Google+ and Twitter, as well as on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE BLOG and my own TUMBLR blog. Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret!

BLUE NOTE: EAST MEETS WEST BRUNCH SERIES: NOBUKI TAKAMEN TRIO

The Nobuki Takamen Trio, featuring Nobuki Takamen, guitar; Daniel Foose, bass; and Yutaka Uchida, drums, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Sunday, March 30th at 11:30 & 1:30 pm as part of the club's East Meets West Brunch Series. Guitarist Nobuki Takamen was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1977. A mainstay of the New York jazz scene, Nobuki leads his own group which has toured in the USA, Canada and Europe, and appeared at jazz festivals and clubs including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Blue Note NY and Iridium Jazz Club. He has also toured annually throughout his homeland, Japan since 2004. There is a $29.50 cover *Price includes brunch, music and a drink.


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: 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: SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH FREEPLAY DUO: SUBA SANKARAN & DYLAN BELL

Multifaceted musicians Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell join forces to create the FreePlay Duo and will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, March 30th at 12:30 pm as part of the Sunday Jazz Brunch series. Described as "inspired eclecticism", Dylan and Suba will take you from the concert halls of Europe, to the jazz clubs of Manhattan, to the temples of India, and back to the cultural mosaic of their native Toronto• all without leaving your seat. from Bach to Bird to the Beatles, Dylan and Suba effortlessly cross musical boundaries, continually combining and recombining sounds to create a concert of endless variety, with the intimate delivery of two people. Dylan and Suba first met in Toronto in 1993, singing in a jazz choir at York University called "Wibijazz'n'": soon after, they started directing the choir together. At their year-end concert, Dylan and Suba performed an a cappella "director's duet", and the Duo was born. What started as a typical voice-and-piano jazz duo began to evolve: more instruments were added, and more musical styles explored, to create a duo unique in its musical depth and variety. Imagine Simon and Garfunkel crossed with a Bach 2-part invention or an acrobatic jazz melody combined with ancient Indian solkattu or an 8-part vocal arrangement created by two singers, right before your eyes and you'll get a glimpse of what the Duo has to offer. There is a $15 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: DIANE HOFFMAN WITH "HOORAY FOR LOVE!"

Diane Hoffman presents "Hooray for Love!" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, March 30th at 4:00 pm. Almost every entry in the American Song Book deals with, what else? LOVE! The shades of love are limitless and so there is a bottomless well of inspiration for the songwriter's pen: love dreamt of; love longed for; love found; love afire, love grown cold; love lost; love mourned. Diane's show presents a sampling of the most successfully expressive love songs. These songs are among her personal favorites and she is delighted to share them with you. Diane Hoffman's singing is filled with direct and truthful emotional expression. She is blessed with a rich textured voice, playful surefooted rhythm and an easy rapport with accompanists. A multitalented creative powerhouse, she is an accomplished painter as well as an exciting and dynamic jazz singer. Diane brings her painter's passion for narrative and innate sense of tone and balance to jazz expression. In a world beguiled by style Diane Hoffman remains committed to authenticity. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: PATRICK DEGENNARO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Patrick DeGennaro will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, March 30th at 9:30 pm. Patrick is a NYC singer /songwriter /pianist with a classic rock and roll sound. His voice has earned him numerous outstanding vocalist titles including NIGHTLIFE, BACK STAGE BISTRO AWARD, and MAC AWARDS. Headlining for the last 6 Years at the legendary BIRDLAND, DeGennaro has been satisfying audiences and press with his high energy, wide range , extremely musical concerts. Piano, bass, drums, electric guitar and cello gives the classic sound a contemporary feel whether in an acoustic unplugged moment, or tearing the roof off! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: HARMONICA SUNBEAM & FRIENDS - "WAITING TO EXHALE"

Harmonica Sunbeam & Friends present "Waiting To Exhale" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, March 30th at 6:30 pm. Sing along , reflect and rejoice with them to a really great song track and movie. Hosted by Harmonica Sunbeam , this show features special guests , Armani Damone, Cyndi Woods, Lady Jasmine and Divinity Banks. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-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: JUST A LITTLE MAGIC: THE MUSIC AND LYRICS OF NADAV WIESEL

Theatre composer and lyricist Nadav Wiesel presents his debut New York concert at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, March 30th at 7:00 pm. "Just a Little Magic" will feature some of Broadway's brightest talents performing Nadav's music. Nadav Wiesel has had shows presented in Israel and across Europe. "The Femme Fatale Show" with concept, music and lyrics by Nadav, premiered in London in 2010, and enjoys a successful tour of Europe (Including the renowned Schaubude Festival in Berlin, and Charleville Meizer in France). Nadav was recently invited to perform his music at the Hormel Festival of New Plays and Musicals at The Phoenix Theatre in Arizona. Nadav is an advanced member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. The concert is directed by Kathleen Conry with Musical Direction by Daniel Rein. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME

Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 contestant Courtney Act returns to New York with an encore of her acclaimed solo show 'Boys Like Me' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, March 30th at 9:30 pm. Courtney has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent and sung a duet with Idina Menzel. In COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her love life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens when boys like her. There is a $22-$40 cover cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. See http://www.spincyclenyc.com/

NYC: ANITA GILLETTE & PENNY FULLER AT 54 BELOW

Two beloved, Tony-nominated Broadway actresses, Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, March 30th at 7:00 pm with their acclaimed show 'Sin Twisters'. The pair join forces for a delectable evening of humorous reflection and harmonious song in Sin Twisters, a show with a devilish spoonerism of a title. On the streets of Manhattan and Los Angeles, these vibrant and savvy veterans of over two dozen Broadway productions, as well as countless films and television shows, are constantly being mistaken for each other, although one is at least three inches taller, and one is a blonde and the other, a redhead. Yet, during their respective careers, they have both tackled some of the same parts, including the plum role of Sally Bowles in the original Broadway production of Cabaret. Sin Twisters joyfully celebrates these similarities but also gives full voice to these two remarkable performers' differences as artists and as women. This show is a must for anyone who loves theater lore and cherishes the enduring bonds of friendship. Tere is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

ON THE RADIO & THE WEB: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: THE MUSIC OF PEGGY KING

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 30th, David presents another great show celebrating the music of Peggy King. 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.

NYC: DOUBLE FEATURE: LARRY CARLTON GROUP & KYLE EASTWOOD GROUP

Both the Larry Carlton Group and the Kyle Eastwood Group will appear in a "Double Feature" presentation at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 26th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades. As someone who has had a myriad of opportunities to shine, Kyle Eastwood has truly carved his own path as a musician and his bass playing and composing talents reflect the richness and diversity of his experience. No stranger to jazz music, at a young age his father, film actor/director Clint Eastwood introduced him to jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis. Kyle began playing electric bass in high school, learning R&B, Motown, and reggae tunes by ear. After studying with French bassist Bunny Brunel, he engrossed himself in the New York and Los Angeles area jazz scene, and signed with Sony in 1998 where he released his debut recording From Here to There. Kyle has composed or arranged seven of Clint Eastwood's latest films including Mystic River. Million Dollar Baby, Flags Of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Gran Torino, and Invictus. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: FREDDY COLE QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Jazz pianist and singer Freddy Cole will perform with the Freddy Cole Quintet featuring Harry Allen at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Cole is a prolific artist of undisputed pedigree. Building his career at the same time as his brother, the iconic Nat King Cole, it was never going to be easy for Cole to establish his own musical identity. However, with 20 albums released in just the last two decades, including the GRAMMY Award-nominated 2010 album, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, Cole has carved out a reputation as an individual and prolific force in the jazz world. There is a $40-$45 cover.

TORONTO: LARA SOLNICKI: "WHOSE SHADOW?" CD RELEASE

Lara Solnicki will celebrate the release of her new CD "Whose Shadow?" at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, March 30th at 7:00 pm. A classically trained singer with a four octave range, Toronto-born Lara originally intended a career in opera. She holds a BA from The Glenn Gould School/ Royal Conservatory of Music where she was the recipient of numerous scholarships, studying voice and piano in the Performance Diploma and Artist Diploma programs. Her critically acclaimed debut CD, "A Meadow in December" (2010), continues to receive generous national airplay on radio stations across Canada, including the CBC, Espace Musique/Radio Canada and Jazz FM.91. "Whose Shadow?", produced by multi-instrumentalist and producer George Koller (Holly Cole, Laila Biali, The Shuffle Demons), features original compositions, jazz arrangements of classical music and art pop, along with more traditional jazz fare. There is a $15 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.: STANLEY JORDAN AT BLUES ALLEY

Stanley Jordan will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer. Never one to be locked into constraints when it comes to musical expression, genres or applications, the Palo Alto, California-born prodigy is a progressive thinker with goals and ideals that stretch far beyond record deals, fortune or fame. Besides being a technical innovator on the guitar whose "touch" or "tapping" technique allows him to sound like two or three guitarists at the same time with no overdubs or other studio techniques, Stanley Jordan also plays music with an uncommon depth of feeling. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday & Sunday, March 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm. Now 86 years old, Stanley has been performing professionally since he and his older brother, Carter, formed a band in their native southwestern Virginia in 1946. Between that date and 1966, when Carter died, the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys became one of the most celebrated bluegrass groups in the world, rivaling in popularity such titans as Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. Ralph Stanley's voice is not of this century. Nor of the last one, for that matter. Its stark emotional urgency is rooted in a darker time, when pain was the common coin of life and the world offered sinful humanity no hope of refuge. Preserved in the cultural amber of remote Appalachia, this terse, forlorn sound is the bedrock of Stanley's inimitable style. But don't mistake an ancient voice for ancient ways. Stanley tours and performs with the vigor and elan of a rock star. There is a $30 cover.

CHICAGO: MAIN STREET CABARET PRESENTS SEASONS OF LOVE

"Seasons of Love" will be presented by Main Street Cabaret at Carlos & Carlos Ristorante (27 West Campbell, Arlington Heights, IL - 847-259-2600) on Sunday, March 30th at 7:00 pm. Performers include Robin Rotela, Oana Odean, Doug Balkin, and Ken McMullen. They will delight you with Broadway songs about love, relationships, and marriage. Enjoy tunes from shows such as Camelot, Company, Miss Saigon, Guys & Dolls and more. Call for cover/minimum information.

PALM SPRINGS: A RANDY ROBERTS WEEKEND AT THE COPA

Celebrity impersonator Randy Roberts will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th at 8:00 pm (7:30 pm on Sunday). From the moment he walks onstage, Randy Roberts is in charge of his audience. He commands the stage with an unparalleled presence and a voice that is unmatched in the world of female impersonators. Randy Roberts has been entertaining audiences, for over 30 years (since elementary school). He's been seen off-Broadway in the developmental workshop of "Give A Man A Mask" at the York Theatre. In San Francisco in the world premier of the new musical: "Chance" by Richard Isen. Directed by Robert Kalfin at the Alcove Theater. On television on ABC television's "One Life To Live". He made his movie debut in the award winning indie film "Any Day Now" starring Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, and Frances Fisher. Call for cover/minimum information.

OAKLAND: THE MIKE ROSE/KELLY PARK BIG BAND

The Mike Rose/Kelly Park Big Band will perform at THE SOUND ROOM (2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA - 415-994-3501) on Sunday, March 30th at 5:00 pm. This is a seventeen piece Jazz Orchestra that truly takes joy in performing big band music of the past and present. This exciting ensemble plays some of the classic big band repertoire as well as original arrangements and compositions by members of the group. The band is comprised of veteran Bay Area musicians with an extensive history of playing, touring, and recording with some of the world's top acts including; Barry Manilow, Pete and Shiela Escovedo, Thad Jones, Kenny G, Stan Kenton Band, Eddie Money, The Shirells, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Huey Lewis, and many more. $10 cover - via http://www.brownpapertickets.com

SAN FRANCISCO: ROY HARGROVE QUINTET RESIDENCY

Due to unforeseeable health issues, Roy Hargrove will not be performing this week at Yoshi's San Francisco. This residency will be rescheduled to a new date TBA. See Club Website for details.

GRAMMY winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove returns to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) for five nights - Wednesday through Sunday, March 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Sunday). Hargrove has firmly established himself among the premier players in Jazz & Beyond. Due to unforeseeable health issues, Roy Hargrove will not be performing this week at Yoshi's San Francisco. This residency will be rescheduled to a new date TBA.

SAN FRANCISCO: STEVE TYRELL, RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S

Following a sold-out engagement in June 2013, Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, returns to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th at 7:00 pm. Steve brings back his acclaimed show Wordsmiths: Lyricists of the Great American Song, featuring songs by the Gershwins', Rodgers and Hart and more, Tyrell will bring his mix of Texas and Vegas back to Feinstein's at the Nikko for four evenings of Great American Songbook classics. In over four decades in the music business, Tyrell has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. There is a $55-$70 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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: AUBURN JAM RECORDS PRESENTS: NADIM NAAMAN

Following his sell-out launch gig for his debut album "We All Want The Same", released in September 2013, West-End performer Nadim Naaman (One Man, Two Guvnors, Phantom of the Opera, Titanic, Chess) returns to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, March 30th at 8:00 pm with his 5-piece band: Nadim Naaman (vocals), Joe Davison (keys), Dave Holden (bass), Jessie May Smart (violin), Alex Kennedy (guitars), Sam Hancock (drums). Guest vocals from Will Barratt & Siubhan Harrison. They will be sharing songs that inspired his writing, songs that have defined his career so far and, of course, songs from the album itself. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, March 1st, 15th & 29th at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN MINNOCK AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

John Minnock, a leading vocalist in Boston's jazz scene returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, March 29th at 4:00 pm. Following a highly successful debut at the Metropolitan Room in September, John Minnock returns for another energetic night of Jazz & Blues. Combining great musicality, showmanship and irreverent comedy, this show is an audience favorite. With a voice described as recalling Billy Eckstein & Lou Rawls, the music often branches out to R&B, Funk, and show standards, as well as spirited jazz improvisation. With his trio, accomplished musicians from both Boston and New York, John is as at-ease with the complexities of jazz as he is with working with the band, the audience, and everything involved in an entertaining night of music. John is joined once again by pianist Bill Duffy, bassist Carlos Mena, and drummer Pablo Eluchans. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JILLIAN LAURAIN: MY HOLLYWOOD" - 100 YEARS OF THE RED CARPET

Jillian Laurain brings her show My Hollywood" - 100 Years Of The Red Carpet to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, March 29th at 7:00 pm. Her show will feature Broadway show stopping songs by the greatest composers and lyricists. She will over 100 years of loved music. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SAMANTHA CARLSON RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Samantha Carlson makes her return to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, March 29th at 9:30 pm after a successful debut in October of 2013. Originally from Mineola, New York, has been singing since age 2. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University in May of 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance. Music is her passion and her life. She sings the classic standards from the 1920s through today, as well as jazz, big band, show-tunes, country, oldies, classical, opera, and pop but she identifies herself mainly as a jazz/standards singer. Raised in a musical family, both parents are vocalists and instrumentalists. Their influence was very strong. They always encouraged her passion for music, and to follow her dreams. Her other influences include Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Nat King Cole, Josh Groban, and Andrea Bocelli. Samantha currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, performs with her jazz combo, and with several big bands, locally, and nationally. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ELAYNE BOOSLER AT STAGE 72 - COMEDY WITH A CAUSE!

Comic Elayne Boosler will make two rare NYC Performances at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Saturday, March 29th at 9:00 pm & Friday, April 18th at 9:00 pm in COMEDY WITH A CAUSE! Comedian Elayne Boosler, always at the forefront of standup comedy, is simply at the top of her game in her fortieth year of performing. Coming back to New York, where it all started for her and her incredible group of peers in the early '70s, she is the one true keeper of the hilarious stories of those days. All featured in her upcoming book, "Big Fun", they are the funniest of adventures, featuring Andy Kaufman, Richard Belzer, Freddie Prinze, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Larry David, Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, Rodney Dangerfield, and so many more. Her show is of course the best of up to the minute, smart, political, thoughtful and hilarious standup comedy, but she does sprinkle in some of the funniest stories never before told. Her career spans so much, from performing for President Clinton's White House Press Correspondent's Dinner, to the Queen of England's Command Performance at the London Palladium, to hosting the Democrats Debate for NOW on C-Span, to concerts, clubs, Las Vegas, theaters, and years of tv. Her life's work now is animal rescue. She founded her "Tails of Joy" (http://www.tailsofjoy.net ) in 2001, and now, every show she performs serves to rescue animals in the city in which she is appearing. All after show merchandise is sold 100% for the benefit of local rescue organizations. Come laugh, then meet some of your best local rescuers after the show, maybe even buy something wonderful, and save a life! For Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/602560

NYC: COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME

Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 contestant Courtney Act returns to New York with an encore of her acclaimed solo show 'Boys Like Me' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, March 28th at midnight; Saturday, March 29th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and Sunday, March 30th at 9:30 pm. Courtney has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent and sung a duet with Idina Menzel. In COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her love life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens when boys like her. There is a $22-$40 cover cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. See http://www.spincyclenyc.com/


NYC: JUDY KAYE MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye (The Phantom of the Opera, Nice Work If You Can Get It) will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, March 28th & 29th at 8:00 pm. This will be her 54 Below debut. Her new show celebrates the work of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Having worked with both, she'll share humorous anecdotes and personal reminiscences, along with her own unique take on some of her favorites from these two giants of the American Musical Theatre. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: EVAN RUGGIERO AT 54 BELOW

Song and dance man Evan Ruggiero presents an evening of music at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, March 29th at 11:00 pm as part of the clubs Late Night series. Evan tells his inspirational story set to Broadway's favorite songs. Evan is no stranger to 54 Below as he has previously performed with the phenomenal cast of Don't Quit Your Night Job and Panic! In Concert. He is well known for his TV appearances on "American Idol," "Un Nuevo Dia" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." You won't want to miss this evening with Evan, whose story of his battle with cancer and his survival to be The One-Legged Song and Dance Man will touch your heart and move your soul. There is a $25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHEYENNE JACKSON WITH SPECIAL GUEST ORFEH

Cheyenne Jackson returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday, March 27th and Saturday, March 29th at 6:15 pm.with long-time musical director Ben Toth. His show will include original songs from his new album, "I'm Blue, Skies," as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show "Music of the Mad Men Era," which sold out Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. Cheyenne Jackson is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter, and has just released an album of original music called "I'm Blue, Skies." In 2012 he released his first three singles "Drive," the Top 40 hit "Before You," and "Don't Wanna Know," all produced by Thomas "Tawgs" Salter. Combining stage, film, television, and concerts, Cheyenne continues to have one of the most diverse careers in entertainment. He was recently seen in Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" in early 2014. Cheyenne has appeared in a number of films, including the 2006 Academy Award-nominated "United 93," "The Green" opposite Julia Ormond and Ileana Douglas, "Price Check" with Parker Posey, and "Lola Versus." Upcoming 2014 films include "Lucky Stiff" with Jason Alexander and the late Dennis Farina, "Beautiful Now, Opening Night" opposite Anthony Rapp, "Mutual Friends," Neil Labute's new miniseries "Full Circle," with David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Julian Mahon and Ally Sheedy, and "Love Is Strange," opposite John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, and Alfred Molina. There is a $45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BILL CHARLAP TRIO AT BIRDLAND

One of the world's premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap, returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of New York City's Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. A two-time Grammy nominee, Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist Renee Rosnes, and the two often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In the spring of 2010, Charlap and Rosnes released "Double Portrait", their acclaimed duo piano recording on the Blue Note label. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DOUBLE FEATURE: LARRY CARLTON GROUP & KYLE EASTWOOD GROUP

Both the Larry Carlton Group and the Kyle Eastwood Group will appear in a "Double Feature" presentation at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 26th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades. As someone who has had a myriad of opportunities to shine, Kyle Eastwood has truly carved his own path as a musician and his bass playing and composing talents reflect the richness and diversity of his experience. No stranger to jazz music, at a young age his father, film actor/director Clint Eastwood introduced him to jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis. Kyle began playing electric bass in high school, learning R&B, Motown, and reggae tunes by ear. After studying with French bassist Bunny Brunel, he engrossed himself in the New York and Los Angeles area jazz scene, and signed with Sony in 1998 where he released his debut recording From Here to There. Kyle has composed or arranged seven of Clint Eastwood's latest films including Mystic River. Million Dollar Baby, Flags Of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Gran Torino, and Invictus. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: FREDDY COLE QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Jazz pianist and singer Freddy Cole will perform with the Freddy Cole Quintet featuring Harry Allen at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Cole is a prolific artist of undisputed pedigree. Building his career at the same time as his brother, the iconic Nat King Cole, it was never going to be easy for Cole to establish his own musical identity. However, with 20 albums released in just the last two decades, including the GRAMMY Award-nominated 2010 album, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, Cole has carved out a reputation as an individual and prolific force in the jazz world. There is a $40-$45 cover.

TORONTO: BROADSWAY AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Two award-winning Jazz singers, a Dora Award-nominated music director, and an array of music as wide as the smiles of their audience members' faces all combine to create: "BROADSWAY" which will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, March 27th through 29th at 9:00 pm. Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah, and Julie Michels are all very busy women, working in a number of projects and musical genres. It's this degree of exciting musical energy that brought them together, and helped them create a show that is eclectic, funny, and very, very musical. "Broadsway" was born when the ladies found themselves together on stage one night and discovered their mutual love of Broadway music. Julie and Heather (also host of "Wake Up - " on JAZZ.FM91) are both acclaimed jazz performers, and Diane is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated Music Director, pianist and arranger. Their combined experience brings together Broadway music, pop sensibility, the improvisation of Jazz, and their unique senses of humour. They truly are three broads, doing it their own way ... hence, "Broadsway". This project has been wowing audiences and winning fans since its inception just over a year ago. Performance highlights include their debut "Leading Ladies" concert, repeat shows at The Global Cabaret Festival, the COC Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre series, the Thursday Night Jazz Party at the Home Smith Bar, and several corporate appearances. They are already scheduled for various theatre performances in the 2013/2014 season. There is a $20 cover.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: PATRICK HEWAN

Patrick Hewan returns to THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, March 27th through 29th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Hewan is a rising star in the Toronto Jazz scene who'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.

D.C.: STANLEY JORDAN AT BLUES ALLEY

Stanley Jordan will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer. Never one to be locked into constraints when it comes to musical expression, genres or applications, the Palo Alto, California-born prodigy is a progressive thinker with goals and ideals that stretch far beyond record deals, fortune or fame. Besides being a technical innovator on the guitar whose "touch" or "tapping" technique allows him to sound like two or three guitarists at the same time with no overdubs or other studio techniques, Stanley Jordan also plays music with an uncommon depth of feeling. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: MICKEY BASS & HIS MANHATTAN GROOVE ORCHESTRA AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Mickey Bass & His Manhattan Groove Orchestra perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, March 28th & 29th at 8:00 pm. Lee O. (Mickey) Bass III is a Bass Violinist, Composer, Arranger, Producer who's professional career includes working and touring with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers off and on from 1964 through 1973. Lee worked and toured with Gloria Lynne from 1965 through 1972 most of the time as her musical director and subsequently arranged, composed, and conducted ten compositions for Gloria Lynne. Mickey also worked and toured with Carmen McCrae in 1967, and worked and toured with Billy Eckstine 1968 through 1969. He played and recorded with David Amram, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Timmons, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Ray Bryant, Sonny Stitt, Jackie McLean, and Miriam Makeba. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday & Sunday, March 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm. Now 86 years old, Stanley has been performing professionally since he and his older brother, Carter, formed a band in their native southwestern Virginia in 1946. Between that date and 1966, when Carter died, the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys became one of the most celebrated bluegrass groups in the world, rivaling in popularity such titans as Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. Ralph Stanley's voice is not of this century. Nor of the last one, for that matter. Its stark emotional urgency is rooted in a darker time, when pain was the common coin of life and the world offered sinful humanity no hope of refuge. Preserved in the cultural amber of remote Appalachia, this terse, forlorn sound is the bedrock of Stanley's inimitable style. But don't mistake an ancient voice for ancient ways. Stanley tours and performs with the vigor and elan of a rock star. There is a $30 cover.

FLORIDA: JUDY COLLINS AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Legendary singer Judy Collins will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm. Legendary singer Judy Collins has been a concert headliner since her first hit "Both Sides Now" back in 1967. From her early days as a guitar playing folk singer in Greenwich Village, Collins was hailed by critics and fans alike for her "clear, crisp soprano voice" that made her record albums such as A Maid of Constant Sorrows and Wildflower so memorable, and her version of both "Amazing Grace" and "Send In the Clowns" were both big hits. The author of several books - Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength (2006) and Suite Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music (2011) - Ms. Collins continues to record and perform concerts around the world. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show.


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! Saturday, March 29th: 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.

PALM SPRINGS:A RANDY ROBERTS WEEKEND AT THE COPA

Celebrity impersonator Randy Roberts will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th at 8:00 pm (7:30 pm on Sunday). From the moment he walks onstage, Randy Roberts is in charge of his audience. He commands the stage with an unparalleled presence and a voice that is unmatched in the world of female impersonators. Randy Roberts has been entertaining audiences, for over 30 years (since elementary school). He's been seen off-Broadway in the developmental workshop of "Give A Man A Mask" at the York Theatre. In San Francisco in the world premier of the new musical: "Chance" by Richard Isen. Directed by Robert Kalfin at the Alcove Theater. On television on ABC television's "One Life To Live". He made his movie debut in the award winning indie film "Any Day Now" starring Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, and Frances Fisher. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: ROY HARGROVE QUINTET RESIDENCY
Due to unforeseeable health issues, Roy Hargrove will not be performing this week at Yoshi's San Francisco. This residency will be rescheduled to a new date TBA. See Club Website for details.

GRAMMY winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove returns to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) for five nights - Wednesday through Sunday, March 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Sunday). Hargrove has firmly established himself among the premier players in Jazz & Beyond. Due to unforeseeable health issues, Roy Hargrove will not be performing this week at Yoshi's San Francisco. This residency will be rescheduled to a new date TBA.

SAN FRANCISCO: DAISY EAGAN AT SOCIETY CABARET

One For My Baby starring Tony Award Winner Daisy Eagan will be presented at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday & Saturday,, March 28th & 29th at 8:00 pm. What happens when a brash, cynical, inappropriate former child star finds out she's pregnant with a kid she never planned on? She becomes a brash, cynical, inappropriate mother. Tony Award winner, Daisy Eagan, uses edgy humor and some of her favorite songs to tell the story of going from Broadway Baby to Hollywood Mama. Mature audience. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: STEVE TYRELL, RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S

Following a sold-out engagement in June 2013, Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, returns to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th at 7:00 pm. Steve brings back his acclaimed show Wordsmiths: Lyricists of the Great American Song, featuring songs by the Gershwins', Rodgers and Hart and more, Tyrell will bring his mix of Texas and Vegas back to Feinstein's at the Nikko for four evenings of Great American Songbook classics. In over four decades in the music business, Tyrell has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. There is a $55-$70 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: ANNE REID IN A NEW KEY AT THE CRAZY COQS

Anne Reid, one of Britain's most-loved and respected actors, will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm. Anne was the star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and Coronation Street. What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. Following her sell out debut shows at The Crazy Coqs in 2013, she returns with her show IN A NEW KEY, a beautifully crafted programme of song, nostalgia and humour. Telling backstage stories of the vagaries of touring, meeting the Royal family, playing in Dr Who with David Tennant and describing the eccentricities of her fellow performers, Anne sings songs and ballads from a varied assortment of songwriters ranging from Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stephen Sondheim, Sheldon Harnick and Diana Morgan, all the way to Hoagy Carmichael, and Johnny Mercer. Ever since she was memorably electrocuted by a hair dryer in the early days of Coronation Street, Anne Reid has been a familiar figure to audiences everywhere in her many roles on television, stage and screen. Only recently has she branched out into musicals, with roles in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the Royal Opera House and Cole Porter's Out of This World in Chichester. Reid, whose voice is perhaps more Mary Martin than Ethel Merman, is as versatile a cabaret artist as she is an actress and with timing that is the equal of any stand-up comic's. Anne is accompanied by her musical director and award-winning pianist Stuart Hutchinson. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: GOOSEBUMPS AT THE PHEASANTRY

Goosebumps are one of the hottest Swing Jive and Jump Blues bands in the UK and will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, March 29th at 8:30 pm. Their high-energy Swing-Jive-Blues music has seen them labeled "The Jumpingist Jivers in town". The Goosebumps are Mark Churchward (Lead Vocals and trumpet), Nick Browne (Saxophone and backing vocals), Nick Harrington (Drums and backing vocals), Chris Cassar (Bass and backing vocals), Ben Green (Guitar and backing vocals). Call for cover/minimum information.


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

It's A Good Day, A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee, featuring Stacy Sullivan, will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, March 28th at 7:00 pm. The show is a journey of discovery through the extraordinary musical legacy of Peggy Lee and the personal struggles of a woman whose voice captivated millions. The classic songs, intricate rhythms, and exquisite arrangements that defined her career are elegantly portrayed in this loving homage, created with. The show is accompanied by the seasoned jazz master Jon Weber on piano and Steve Doyle on Bass, Bucky Pizzarelli, Guitar. Winner of the 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year MAC Award, Stacy Sullivan has appeared in venues around the world, from The Brasserie Zedel in London to The Cafe Carlyle in New York. She has recorded five albums for the LML Music label, including her latest, "It's a Good Day," winner of the 2013 Lamott/Friedman Award. Stacy can also be heard regularly on Sirius Radio's "Siriously Sinatra," "The Jonathon Schwartz Show" on WNYC, and NPR's "Piano Jazz Rising Stars." There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: 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.


NYC: THE SCREW YOU REVUE AT THE DUPLEX

Join Lady Winifred (Dewey Chaffee) and her best gal pal Miss Didi Panache (Douglas Edwards) with their unique brand of Vegas inspired, over-the-top, raunchy, improvised comedy at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, March 28th at 9:30 pm. The duo challenges the threshold of each audience by proving that absolutely no subject is taboo. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reserve at http://www.brownpapertickets


NYC: 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 Thursday, March 27th at 7:00 pm and Friday, March 28th at 10:00 pm. This unauthorized musical parody inspired by the beloved TV sitcom "The Golden Girls," features book by Nick Brennan, music by Jeff Thomson, and lyrics by Luke Jones and Cisco Cardenas. In the show four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a wicker-filled bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Ricky Martin moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues! This newly revised production will feature original cast members Chad Ryan, Luke Jones, and Nick Brennan with newcomer John De Los Santos. The production team features Jonathan Pennington (Director), Cisco Cardanez (Assistant Director/Stage Manager), John De Los Santos (Choreographer), Luke Jones and Nick Brennan (Set Design), Timothy Hart (Lighting), Jessa-Raye Court (Costumes) and Doug Repetti (Sound). There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Reservations at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/929670

NYC: COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME

Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 contestant Courtney Act returns to New York with an encore of her acclaimed solo show 'Boys Like Me' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, March 28th at midnight; Saturday, March 29th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and Sunday, March 30th at 9:30 pm. Courtney has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent and sung a duet with Idina Menzel. In COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her love life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens when boys like her. There is a $22-$40 cover cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. See http://www.spincyclenyc.com/

NYC: LOS LOTHARIOS & MIKE TARANTO LIVE!

Los Lotharios & Mike Taranto perform at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Friday, March 28th at 10:00 pm and 1:00 am (Saturday). Los Lotharios is an NYC rock n roll institution comprised of four great friends and veteran musicians with roots deep in the Jam and Americana music scenes. Members of the bandL Cosmos Sunshine - Guitar and Vocals, Michael Parrish - Keyboards and Vocals, Jack Daniel DeSantis - Bass and Vocals, James Riordan - Drums and Vocals. They will celebrate the birthday of their illustrious bass player and carry on the vibes from the sold-out Allman Brothers show at the The Beacon. Talented singer/songwriter, Mike Taranto opens the evening. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: JUDY KAYE MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye (The Phantom of the Opera, Nice Work If You Can Get It) will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, March 28th & 29th at 8:00 pm. This will be her 54 Below debut. Her new show celebrates the work of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Having worked with both, she'll share humorous anecdotes and personal reminiscences, along with her own unique take on some of her favorites from these two giants of the American Musical Theatre. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TORI SCOTT RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

Tori Scott returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, Marck 28th at 11:00 pm with her solo show I'll Regret This Tomorrow, an evening of brassy songs and slurred autobiographical stories. This salute to a glittering array of poor life choices, past and present, will feature Scott's signature performances of hits by Dolly Parton, Judy Garland, Michael Jackson, Florence and the Machine and more. Tori Scott has also graced the stages of Joe's Pub, the Laurie Beechman, the Metropolitan Room, and every gay bar on the Eastern Seaboard; counted to 20 as a singing garbage woman on Sesame Street; and dubbed the vocals of a singing hooker on HBO's "Cathouse: The Musical." She strives every day in every way to be a consummate lady and sometimes wonders if she actually still has a liver or not. There is a $25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND: THE DRIFT AT JOE'S PUB

Justin Vivian Bond brings his show The Drift to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) with performances on Thursday & Friday, March 13th & 14th and 27th & 28th at 7:00 pm and April 10th & 11th at 9:30 pm. In The Drift, Justin Vivian Bond creates a new, free associative, collage of spoken word and song inspired by the story of Karen Stone, a retired actress who drifts from one space to another - either in her mind, in couture or in bed. Justin will be introducing a bunch of new versions of truly beautiful songs written by Billy Strayhorn, Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell plus a few other surprise favorites. Most of these songs are songs Justin has never performed before. There is a $25 cover.

NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE

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


NYC: BILL CHARLAP TRIO AT BIRDLAND

One of the world's premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap, returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of New York City's Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. A two-time Grammy nominee, Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist Renee Rosnes, and the two often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In the spring of 2010, Charlap and Rosnes released "Double Portrait", their acclaimed duo piano recording on the Blue Note label. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DOUBLE FEATURE: LARRY CARLTON GROUP & KYLE EASTWOOD GROUP

Both the Larry Carlton Group and the Kyle Eastwood Group will appear in a "Double Feature" presentation at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 26th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades. As someone who has had a myriad of opportunities to shine, Kyle Eastwood has truly carved his own path as a musician and his bass playing and composing talents reflect the richness and diversity of his experience. No stranger to jazz music, at a young age his father, film actor/director Clint Eastwood introduced him to jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis. Kyle began playing electric bass in high school, learning R&B, Motown, and reggae tunes by ear. After studying with French bassist Bunny Brunel, he engrossed himself in the New York and Los Angeles area jazz scene, and signed with Sony in 1998 where he released his debut recording From Here to There. Kyle has composed or arranged seven of Clint Eastwood's latest films including Mystic River. Million Dollar Baby, Flags Of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Gran Torino, and Invictus. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: FREDDY COLE QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Jazz pianist and singer Freddy Cole will perform with the Freddy Cole Quintet featuring Harry Allen at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Cole is a prolific artist of undisputed pedigree. Building his career at the same time as his brother, the iconic Nat King Cole, it was never going to be easy for Cole to establish his own musical identity. However, with 20 albums released in just the last two decades, including the GRAMMY Award-nominated 2010 album, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, Cole has carved out a reputation as an individual and prolific force in the jazz world. There is a $40-$45 cover.

BOSTON: GRACE KELLY CELEBRATES AT SCULLERS

Grace Kelly celebrates 10 years of performing when she appears at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday, March 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. When it comes to singer/ saxophonist/ composer/ lyricist/ arranger/ producer/ educator Grace Kelly, people seem to be divided into two groups: those who marvel at her proficiency, creativity and ever-accelerating growth, and those who have yet to encounter the 21-year-old wunderkind. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.

TORONTO: BROADSWAY AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Two award-winning Jazz singers, a Dora Award-nominated music director, and an array of music as wide as the smiles of their audience members' faces all combine to create: "BROADSWAY" which will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, March 27th through 29th at 9:00 pm. Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah, and Julie Michels are all very busy women, working in a number of projects and musical genres. It's this degree of exciting musical energy that brought them together, and helped them create a show that is eclectic, funny, and very, very musical. "Broadsway" was born when the ladies found themselves together on stage one night and discovered their mutual love of Broadway music. Julie and Heather (also host of "Wake Up - " on JAZZ.FM91) are both acclaimed jazz performers, and Diane is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated Music Director, pianist and arranger. Their combined experience brings together Broadway music, pop sensibility, the improvisation of Jazz, and their unique senses of humour. They truly are three broads, doing it their own way ... hence, "Broadsway". This project has been wowing audiences and winning fans since its inception just over a year ago. Performance highlights include their debut "Leading Ladies" concert, repeat shows at The Global Cabaret Festival, the COC Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre series, the Thursday Night Jazz Party at the Home Smith Bar, and several corporate appearances. They are already scheduled for various theatre performances in the 2013/2014 season. There is a $20 cover.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: PATRICK HEWAN

Patrick Hewan returns to THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, March 27th through 29th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Hewan is a rising star in the Toronto Jazz scene who'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.

D.C.: STANLEY JORDAN AT BLUES ALLEY

Stanley Jordan will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer. Never one to be locked into constraints when it comes to musical expression, genres or applications, the Palo Alto, California-born prodigy is a progressive thinker with goals and ideals that stretch far beyond record deals, fortune or fame. Besides being a technical innovator on the guitar whose "touch" or "tapping" technique allows him to sound like two or three guitarists at the same time with no overdubs or other studio techniques, Stanley Jordan also plays music with an uncommon depth of feeling. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: MICKEY BASS & HIS MANHATTAN GROOVE ORCHESTRA AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Mickey Bass & His Manhattan Groove Orchestra perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, March 28th & 29th at 8:00 pm. Lee O. (Mickey) Bass III is a Bass Violinist, Composer, Arranger, Producer who's professional career includes working and touring with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers off and on from 1964 through 1973. Lee worked and toured with Gloria Lynne from 1965 through 1972 most of the time as her musical director and subsequently arranged, composed, and conducted ten compositions for Gloria Lynne. Mickey also worked and toured with Carmen McCrae in 1967, and worked and toured with Billy Eckstine 1968 through 1969. He played and recorded with David Amram, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Timmons, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Ray Bryant, Sonny Stitt, Jackie McLean, and Miriam Makeba. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: ARLEN ROTH & THE CORDOBAS AT BETHESDA BLUES

Arlen Roth & The Cordobas featuring Lexie Roth with special guest opener Cathy Ponton King perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, March 28th at 8:00 pm. Known as "The Master of the Telecaster," music lovers consider Arlen Roth "the guitarist's guitarist," a brilliant musician, but that's only one aspect of his remarkable 35-year career. He is a highly regarded authority concerning "all things guitar," from writing about guitar playing, to being the inspiration behind their creation, due to his fluent mastery, and rare ability to seamlessly cross over musical genres and playing styles. His legendary guitar prowess crosses all genres, all styles, and all types of guitar playing, including one of his specialties, slide guitar. He fluidly moves from folk and blues to country tunes, and has played some of the most resounding rock ever recorded. His music and endless creativity seem to flow directly from him and through him, and no matter which guitar or style he is playing at any moment, there is an unmistakable combination of clarity, depth, and fluidity, exemplified by the song from which his current release takes its name, Landscape. This (12-track) recording showcases his hallmark genius, his ability to take any note, any nuance, any tool, anything he's ever heard, and somehow make it uniquely his own. There is a $25 cover.


FLORIDA: JUDY COLLINS AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Legendary singer Judy Collins will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm. Legendary singer Judy Collins has been a concert headliner since her first hit "Both Sides Now" back in 1967. From her early days as a guitar playing folk singer in Greenwich Village, Collins was hailed by critics and fans alike for her "clear, crisp soprano voice" that made her record albums such as A Maid of Constant Sorrows and Wildflower so memorable, and her version of both "Amazing Grace" and "Send In the Clowns" were both big hits. The author of several books - Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength (2006) and Suite Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music (2011) - Ms. Collins continues to record and perform concerts around the world. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show.


PALM SPRINGS: A RANDY ROBERTS WEEKEND AT THE COPA

Celebrity impersonator Randy Roberts will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th at 8:00 pm (7:30 pm on Sunday). From the moment he walks onstage, Randy Roberts is in charge of his audience. He commands the stage with an unparalleled presence and a voice that is unmatched in the world of female impersonators. Randy Roberts has been entertaining audiences, for over 30 years (since elementary school). He's been seen off-Broadway in the developmental workshop of "Give A Man A Mask" at the York Theatre. In San Francisco in the world premier of the new musical: "Chance" by Richard Isen. Directed by Robert Kalfin at the Alcove Theater. On television on ABC television's "One Life To Live". He made his movie debut in the award winning indie film "Any Day Now" starring Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, and Frances Fisher. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: ROY HARGROVE QUINTET RESIDENCY
Due to unforeseeable health issues, Roy Hargrove will not be performing this week at Yoshi's San Francisco. This residency will be rescheduled to a new date TBA. See Club Website for details.

GRAMMY winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove returns to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) for five nights - Wednesday through Sunday, March 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Sunday). Hargrove has firmly established himself among the premier players in Jazz & Beyond. Due to unforeseeable health issues, Roy Hargrove will not be performing this week at Yoshi's San Francisco. This residency will be rescheduled to a new date TBA.

SAN FRANCISCO: DAISY EAGAN AT SOCIETY CABARET

One For My Baby starring Tony Award Winner Daisy Eagan will be presented at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday & Saturday,, March 28th & 29th at 8:00 pm. What happens when a brash, cynical, inappropriate former child star finds out she's pregnant with a kid she never planned on? She becomes a brash, cynical, inappropriate mother. Tony Award winner, Daisy Eagan, uses edgy humor and some of her favorite songs to tell the story of going from Broadway Baby to Hollywood Mama. Mature audience. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: STEVE TYRELL, RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S

Following a sold-out engagement in June 2013, Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, returns to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th at 7:00 pm. Steve brings back his acclaimed show Wordsmiths: Lyricists of the Great American Song, featuring songs by the Gershwins', Rodgers and Hart and more, Tyrell will bring his mix of Texas and Vegas back to Feinstein's at the Nikko for four evenings of Great American Songbook classics. In over four decades in the music business, Tyrell has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. There is a $55-$70 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: ANNE REID IN A NEW KEY AT THE CRAZY COQS

Anne Reid, one of Britain's most-loved and respected actors, will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm. Anne was the star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and Coronation Street. What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. Following her sell out debut shows at The Crazy Coqs in 2013, she returns with her show IN A NEW KEY, a beautifully crafted programme of song, nostalgia and humour. Telling backstage stories of the vagaries of touring, meeting the Royal family, playing in Dr Who with David Tennant and describing the eccentricities of her fellow performers, Anne sings songs and ballads from a varied assortment of songwriters ranging from Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stephen Sondheim, Sheldon Harnick and Diana Morgan, all the way to Hoagy Carmichael, and Johnny Mercer. Ever since she was memorably electrocuted by a hair dryer in the early days of Coronation Street, Anne Reid has been a familiar figure to audiences everywhere in her many roles on television, stage and screen. Only recently has she branched out into musicals, with roles in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the Royal Opera House and Cole Porter's Out of This World in Chichester. Reid, whose voice is perhaps more Mary Martin than Ethel Merman, is as versatile a cabaret artist as she is an actress and with timing that is the equal of any stand-up comic's. Anne is accompanied by her musical director and award-winning pianist Stuart Hutchinson. Call for cover/minimum information.

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FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

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

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

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NYC: MAC AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2014 GALA FOR MARCH 27TH

MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) will celebrate its annual MAC AWARDS gala on Thursday, March 27th at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB (237 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-997-4144), hosted by the singer, band leader, and multiple MAC Award winner, Terese Genecco. Two Lifetime Achievement awards will be given this year: one to Tony Award winning actress, television star and singer, Linda Lavin, who returned triumphantly to the cabaret stage recently at Metropolitan Room and 54 Below with her Musical Director, Billy Stritch, and husband/drummer, Steve Bakunas, in tow; the other will be presented to the powerhouse 85 year old, Marilyn Maye, who has been club-hopping to sold out crowds all over New York City since her star turn at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in 2006. The Board of Directors Award will be given to the Eugene O'Neill Cabaret and Performance Conference for their dedication to the art of cabaret. In addition, MAC will continue its tradition of awarding a scholarship to a teen (who will perform at the awards show!) through WINGSPAN, providing a year of after school music education. Nominees in 20 categories are voted anonymously by the general membership. Final nominees are announced in early March, but the winners are completely secret until the ballot is opened on stage at the awards gala, where several of the winners will perform after receiving their award. Tickets start at $50. To order tickets to the event, visit: http://macnyc.com .

NYC: DELPHI HARRINGTON AND WOODY REGAN WITH COWARDLY SWANN

Delphi Harrington and Woody Regan bring Cowardly Swann to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, March 27th at 7:00 pm. Cowardly Swann was first devised as a benefit for THE ACTORS COMPANY THEATRE. It was so successful that they decided to develop it further and pursue commercial venues for it. Woody Regan feels his proudest achievement was writing the score for Sam Shepard's WHEN THE WORLD WAS GREEN, presented to comemorate the the 100 Anniversary of the Moscow Art Theatre. A regular on the Cabaret Circuit, he has performed at Don't Tell Mama since its inception in 1982, and has been "packing them in" in his monthly show 'GROOVIN' ON A SUNDAY' there for a year. Delphi Harrington, a classically trained actress, was introduced to NY audiences by the renowned impressario, Julius Monk, in BAKER'S DOZEN, one of the fabled Plaza Nine Revues at the Plaza Hotel. She has had considerable success doing Coward. Delphi was nominated for a Drama Guild Award for her portrayal of Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CALLING ALL ANGELS - A BENEFIT FOR THE HIPP

LaVon Fisher Wilson Presents Calling All Angels - A Benefit for the HIPP (The Hippodrome Theatre in Gainsville Florida) at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, March 27th at 9:30 pm. LaVon Fisher-Wilson is currently in Disney's Broadway Show NEWSIES, as Medda Larkin. Other performers include Cindy Thrall, Christina Parke, Jessie Janet Richards, Jacquelyn Graham, Hugh Hysell, Jonathon Lovitz, Chad Hudson, Catherine Fries Vaughn, Peter Zachari, Michael Hull, Jennifer Lauren Brown, Andrew Hendrick, Ben Faukhauser, Blue Jupiter, Accapella Group, and Wendi Stoltzfus. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARCH CALENDAR GIRL WITH BEING GREEN

Colleen McHugh presents her favorite show of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series this month when she presents a 'BEING GREEN" to celebrate St. Patrick's favorite color with classic and slightly inappropriate songs at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday,March 27th at 7:00 pm. Jade Firth is musical director with Mint Harkness on guitar and Lime Doyle on bass. Join Colleen for this hilarious hour of songs by Irving Berlin, Joe Raposo, Sammy Cahn, Burt Bacharach, Ashman & Menken, Frank Loesser, Michel Legrand and more. Filled with original comedy and improvisation, and many more classic and slightly inappropriate songs, plus the ever-popular IMPROV SONG: setting your story to music! There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, Thank You For Being A Friend returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for its third limited-run engagement. Performances are Thursday, March 27th at 7:00 pm and Friday, March 28th at 10:00 pm. This unauthorized musical parody inspired by the beloved TV sitcom "The Golden Girls," features book by Nick Brennan, music by Jeff Thomson, and lyrics by Luke Jones and Cisco Cardenas. In the show four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a wicker-filled bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Ricky Martin moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues! This newly revised production will feature original cast members Chad Ryan, Luke Jones, and Nick Brennan with newcomer John De Los Santos. The production team features Jonathan Pennington (Director), Cisco Cardanez (Assistant Director/Stage Manager), John De Los Santos (Choreographer), Luke Jones and Nick Brennan (Set Design), Timothy Hart (Lighting), Jessa-Raye Court (Costumes) and Doug Repetti (Sound). There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Reservations at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/929670

NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, THE CLUB HARLEM CABARET MUSICAL

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE - The Club Harlem Revue, will be performed on Tuesday, March 11th at 8:00 pm; Sunday, March 16th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, March 27th at 7:00 pm at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590). The musical takes place in a time, before the Casinos took over Atlantic City, when nightclubbing was in vogue with leggy show girls, hysterical comedians, and great singers & dancers. The most famous of the clubs on the musical street known as Kentucky Avenue was the Club Harlem. It was thought of as a "black Copacabana" and featured the major black talent of the era with flair, fashion and fantastic stage shows from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This musical revue is set during the Club Harlem dress rehearsal for opening night of the 1969 season. Within our fictional show, there is a love triangle between the MC, the lead show girl, and the featured female singer. The show features an original score true to the era, interspersed with classic songs from the 60s. The show stars Ty Stephens, Cheryl Freeman, Andricka Hall and features Lee Summers as comedian Slappy Black with special guest artist, Jeree Wade as singer, Damita Jo. Also appearing are Dancers (in alphabetical order) Donna Clark, Gregory J. Hanks, Mindy Haywood, Cassandra Palacio Renee Ternier, and two additional Male Dancers. The Musicians are Frank Owens, Wilbur Bascomb, Richard Cummings, Jr. and Damon Duewhite. The show concept was written & developed by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens. Original music is by Ty Stephens, Frank Owens, Branice McKenzie, Wilbur Bascomb, Adam Wade and Jeree Wade. The Musical Direction is by Frank Owens. The Choreography is by Ty Stephens with Swing Dance Choreography by Mickey Davidson. Showgirl Consultant is Betty Jo and Creative Consultant is Russ Weatherford. Costumes created by Ty Stephens and Pearl Williams. ON KENTUCKY AVENUE captures the feel and aura of the club, based on experiences of Adam and Jeree Wade who performed there during different eras - 30 years apart and were witnesses to much of the backstage intrigues that took place nightly. This new musical, which has been in development for the past 2 1/2 years is presented by Robert R. Blume, Songbirds Unlimited Productions, Peter Martin/Rick Newman in association with J.R. Knauf, Marshall N. Warner & Step Forward Entertainment. Jazz producing legend, Cobi Narita is Associate Producer. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TIANANMEN: A NEW MUSICAL AT 54 BELOW

Tiananmen, a new musical, will be performed at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) onThursday, March 27th at 7:00 pm. Tiananmen is an original rock musical that follows the story of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing. Highlights from the new musical will be presented, featuring: Telly Leung (Godspell, Allegiance, "Glee"), Ruthie Ann Miles (Here Lies Love), Orville Mendoza (Peter and the Starcatcher, Pacific Overtures), Karl Josef Co (Allegiance at the Old Globe), Eric Badique, Katie Boren (Lysistrata Jones, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Calli Buetow (Bring It On), Billy Bustamante (Pacific Overtures), Kiet Tai Cao, Katie Lee Hill (Hello, Dolly! at the Signature Theatre), and others. Tiananmen is written by Scott Elmegreen (book) and Drew Fornarola (music and lyrics), and directed by Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz, Allegiance, Carrie) with music direction and orchestration by Rick Fox (Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Blood Brothers). There is a $25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS THE JULIE JAMES SHOW

It's "The Julie James Show" starring SiriusXM Radio Program Director & celebrity host Julie James ("Broadway Names with Julie James") at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, March 27th at 9:30 pm. Julie spills the showbiz beans with snappy stories and original songs sure to dazzle any musical theatre lover. A fast-paced romp of a variety show with hilarious new songs, long-lost Broadway gems, and an impromptu visit with celebrities in the audience, the show is a delight for Broadway fans and pop-culture geeks alike. With new songs by long-time collaborator Aaron Hagan, Julie rolls back the radio curtain on what it takes to run the only 24/7 Broadway radio station in the world while juggling jingles for Howard Stern, working the Red Carpet at the Tonys, and recording chatfests with all her theatre heroes back at the SiriusXM studios. It's a classic evening of favorite tunes with an unconventional style and surprising twists as Julie comes out to the world as the songstress, storyteller and comedienne she truly is. After all, it's The Julie James Show! There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: NYU N'HARMONICS

New York University's crazy a cappella group, the N'Harmonics, bring their riff-tastic, balls to the wall show to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, March 27th at 11:30 pm as part of the club's late night series. With seriously tight harmonies, waterfall riffing, whistle tones that only dogs can hear, ungodly bass notes, and insane beat boxing, alongside a slew of other vocal acrobatics.•With opening act•APC Rhythm! There is a $10 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND: THE DRIFT AT JOE'S PUB

Justin Vivian Bond brings his show The Drift to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) with performances on Thursday & Friday, March 13th & 14th and 27th & 28th at 7:00 pm and April 10th & 11th at 9:30 pm. In The Drift, Justin Vivian Bond creates a new, free associative, collage of spoken word and song inspired by the story of Karen Stone, a retired actress who drifts from one space to another - either in her mind, in couture or in bed. Justin will be introducing a bunch of new versions of truly beautiful songs written by Billy Strayhorn, Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell plus a few other surprise favorites. Most of these songs are songs Justin has never performed before. There is a $25 cover.

NYC: CHEYENNE JACKSON WITH SPECIAL GUEST ORFEH

Cheyenne Jackson returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday, March 27th and Saturday, March 29th at 6:15 pm.with long-time musical director Ben Toth. His show will include original songs from his new album, "I'm Blue, Skies," as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show "Music of the Mad Men Era," which sold out Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. Cheyenne Jackson is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter, and has just released an album of original music called "I'm Blue, Skies." In 2012 he released his first three singles "Drive," the Top 40 hit "Before You," and "Don't Wanna Know," all produced by Thomas "Tawgs" Salter. Combining stage, film, television, and concerts, Cheyenne continues to have one of the most diverse careers in entertainment. He was recently seen in Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" in early 2014. Cheyenne has appeared in a number of films, including the 2006 Academy Award-nominated "United 93," "The Green" opposite Julia Ormond and Ileana Douglas, "Price Check" with Parker Posey, and "Lola Versus." Upcoming 2014 films include "Lucky Stiff" with Jason Alexander and the late Dennis Farina, "Beautiful Now, Opening Night" opposite Anthony Rapp, "Mutual Friends," Neil Labute's new miniseries "Full Circle," with David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Julian Mahon and Ally Sheedy, and "Love Is Strange," opposite John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, and Alfred Molina. There is a $45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BILL CHARLAP TRIO AT BIRDLAND

One of the world's premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap, returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of New York City's Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. A two-time Grammy nominee, Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist Renee Rosnes, and the two often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In the spring of 2010, Charlap and Rosnes released "Double Portrait", their acclaimed duo piano recording on the Blue Note label. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DOUBLE FEATURE: LARRY CARLTON GROUP & KYLE EASTWOOD GROUP

Both the Larry Carlton Group and the Kyle Eastwood Group will appear in a "Double Feature" presentation at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 26th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades. As someone who has had a myriad of opportunities to shine, Kyle Eastwood has truly carved his own path as a musician and his bass playing and composing talents reflect the richness and diversity of his experience. No stranger to jazz music, at a young age his father, film actor/director Clint Eastwood introduced him to jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis. Kyle began playing electric bass in high school, learning R&B, Motown, and reggae tunes by ear. After studying with French bassist Bunny Brunel, he engrossed himself in the New York and Los Angeles area jazz scene, and signed with Sony in 1998 where he released his debut recording From Here to There. Kyle has composed or arranged seven of Clint Eastwood's latest films including Mystic River. Million Dollar Baby, Flags Of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Gran Torino, and Invictus. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: FREDDY COLE QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

Jazz pianist and singer Freddy Cole will perform with the Freddy Cole Quintet featuring Harry Allen at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Cole is a prolific artist of undisputed pedigree. Building his career at the same time as his brother, the iconic Nat King Cole, it was never going to be easy for Cole to establish his own musical identity. However, with 20 albums released in just the last two decades, including the GRAMMY Award-nominated 2010 album, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, Cole has carved out a reputation as an individual and prolific force in the jazz world. There is a $40-$45 cover.

BOSTON: STANLEY SAGOV AT SCULLERS

Stanley Sagov celebrates his 70th birthday with a night of hot and cool jazz at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, March 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Keyboardist, composer and physician Dr. Stanley Sagov and his Remembering the Future Jazz Band features John Lockwood on acoustic bass, Bob Gullotti on drums, Robert Douglas Gay on alto sax, Stan Strickland on sax, flute and vocals, Mike Peipman on trumpet and flugelhorn and Special Guest vocalist, Wannetta Jackson. The band will return to Scullers for the first time since 2009. Dr. Sagov will be offering his South African Jazz Curry in Scullers Restaurant on this special night, the band will feature Live Art Performances by Nancy Ostrovsky as well. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.


TORONTO: BROADSWAY AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Two award-winning Jazz singers, a Dora Award-nominated music director, and an array of music as wide as the smiles of their audience members' faces all combine to create: "BROADSWAY" which will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, March 27th through 29th at 9:00 pm. Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah, and Julie Michels are all very busy women, working in a number of projects and musical genres. It's this degree of exciting musical energy that brought them together, and helped them create a show that is eclectic, funny, and very, very musical. "Broadsway" was born when the ladies found themselves together on stage one night and discovered their mutual love of Broadway music. Julie and Heather (also host of "Wake Up - " on JAZZ.FM91) are both acclaimed jazz performers, and Diane is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated Music Director, pianist and arranger. Their combined experience brings together Broadway music, pop sensibility, the improvisation of Jazz, and their unique senses of humour. They truly are three broads, doing it their own way ... hence, "Broadsway". This project has been wowing audiences and winning fans since its inception just over a year ago. Performance highlights include their debut "Leading Ladies" concert, repeat shows at The Global Cabaret Festival, the COC Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre series, the Thursday Night Jazz Party at the Home Smith Bar, and several corporate appearances. They are already scheduled for various theatre performances in the 2013/2014 season. There is a $20 cover.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: PATRICK HEWAN

Patrick Hewan returns to THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, March 27th through 29th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Hewan is a rising star in the Toronto Jazz scene who'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.

D.C.: STANLEY JORDAN AT BLUES ALLEY

Stanley Jordan will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer. Never one to be locked into constraints when it comes to musical expression, genres or applications, the Palo Alto, California-born prodigy is a progressive thinker with goals and ideals that stretch far beyond record deals, fortune or fame. Besides being a technical innovator on the guitar whose "touch" or "tapping" technique allows him to sound like two or three guitarists at the same time with no overdubs or other studio techniques, Stanley Jordan also plays music with an uncommon depth of feeling. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: NICK MOSS - ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

Nick Moss will celebrate the release of his latest CD at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, March 27th at 7:30 pm. Moss picked up the electric bass at the urging of his brother Joe. He learned to love the gritty Chicago blues of the 1970s while playing with real deal bluesmen, first as one of Buddy Scott's Rib Tips, then with Jimmy "Fast Fingers" Dawkins. He mastered the sub•tleties of golden-age postwar electric blues with the Legendary Blues Band of Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, where he exchanged his bass for the guitar, and later spent three years as guitarist with the great Jimmy Rogers. These apprenticeships served him well when he started his own band, Nick Moss and the Flip Tops. The growth in his vision achieved over the arc of seven genuinely authentic blues albums, recognized by a total of 16 BMA nominations. It seemed reasonable for a restless artist, with nothing left to prove to purists, to wonder what other styles he could explore. There is a $20 cover.


FLORIDA: JUDY COLLINS AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Legendary singer Judy Collins will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm. Legendary singer Judy Collins has been a concert headliner since her first hit "Both Sides Now" back in 1967. From her early days as a guitar playing folk singer in Greenwich Village, Collins was hailed by critics and fans alike for her "clear, crisp soprano voice" that made her record albums such as A Maid of Constant Sorrows and Wildflower so memorable, and her version of both "Amazing Grace" and "Send In the Clowns" were both big hits. The author of several books - Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength (2006) and Suite Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music (2011) - Ms. Collins continues to record and perform concerts around the world. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show.


PALM SPRINGS: A RANDY ROBERTS WEEKEND AT THE COPA

Celebrity impersonator Randy Roberts will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th at 8:00 pm (7:30 pm on Sunday). From the moment he walks onstage, Randy Roberts is in charge of his audience. He commands the stage with an unparalleled presence and a voice that is unmatched in the world of female impersonators. Randy Roberts has been entertaining audiences, for over 30 years (since elementary school). He's been seen off-Broadway in the developmental workshop of "Give A Man A Mask" at the York Theatre. In San Francisco in the world premier of the new musical: "Chance" by Richard Isen. Directed by Robert Kalfin at the Alcove Theater. On television on ABC television's "One Life To Live". He made his movie debut in the award winning indie film "Any Day Now" starring Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, and Frances Fisher. Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: JOHN CICCOLINI SINGS SINATRA

John Ciccolini sings Sinatra at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, March 27th at 9:00 pm. The show is a one-man comedy-musical filled with classic Sinatra tunes, celebrating teenage innocence, adult angst, and the real meaning of romance. Nominated for an LA Weekly Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for this show, Mr. Ciccolini has also guest-starred on Raising Hope, Castle, No Ordinary Family, Dexter, Justified, ER, The Sitter, Dirty Sexy Money, Las Vegas, Everybody Hates Chris, Veronica Mars, Joey, Becker, Boston Public, Live From Baghdad, The Division, N.Y.P.D. Blue, and Push, Nevada. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: GILMORE RIZZO & FRANCESCA AMARI IN "A COUPLE OF SWELLS"

Gilmore Rizzo & Francesca Amari join forces for "A Couple of Swells: Duets, Variety & More!" at MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) on Thursday, March 27th at 7:30 pm. This delightful program promises music from legendary duos, a tribute to Variety shows, and more! Threading this show together are songs spanning several decades, much in the tradition of the great entertainment couples like Donny & Marie, George & Gracie, Sonny & Cher, Kermit & Miss Piggy and many more. With musical director Bryan Miller on piano. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: ROY HARGROVE QUINTET RESIDENCY

Due to unforeseeable health issues, Roy Hargrove will not be performing this week at Yoshi's San Francisco. This residency will be rescheduled to a new date TBA. See Club Website for details.

GRAMMY winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove returns to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) for five nights - Wednesday through Sunday, March 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Sunday). Hargrove has firmly established himself among the premier players in Jazz & Beyond. Due to unforeseeable health issues, Roy Hargrove will not be performing this week at Yoshi's San Francisco. This residency will be rescheduled to a new date TBA.

SAN FRANCISCO: STEVE TYRELL, RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S

Following a sold-out engagement in June 2013, Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, returns to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday through Sunday, March 27th through 30th at 7:00 pm. Steve brings back his acclaimed show Wordsmiths: Lyricists of the Great American Song, featuring songs by the Gershwins', Rodgers and Hart and more, Tyrell will bring his mix of Texas and Vegas back to Feinstein's at the Nikko for four evenings of Great American Songbook classics. In over four decades in the music business, Tyrell has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in "Father of the Bride" and "Father of the Bride II," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. There is a $55-$70 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: ANNE REID IN A NEW KEY AT THE CRAZY COQS

Anne Reid, one of Britain's most-loved and respected actors, will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm. Anne was the star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and Coronation Street. What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. Following her sell out debut shows at The Crazy Coqs in 2013, she returns with her show IN A NEW KEY, a beautifully crafted programme of song, nostalgia and humour. Telling backstage stories of the vagaries of touring, meeting the Royal family, playing in Dr Who with David Tennant and describing the eccentricities of her fellow performers, Anne sings songs and ballads from a varied assortment of songwriters ranging from Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stephen Sondheim, Sheldon Harnick and Diana Morgan, all the way to Hoagy Carmichael, and Johnny Mercer. Ever since she was memorably electrocuted by a hair dryer in the early days of Coronation Street, Anne Reid has been a familiar figure to audiences everywhere in her many roles on television, stage and screen. Only recently has she branched out into musicals, with roles in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the Royal Opera House and Cole Porter's Out of This World in Chichester. Reid, whose voice is perhaps more Mary Martin than Ethel Merman, is as versatile a cabaret artist as she is an actress and with timing that is the equal of any stand-up comic's. Anne is accompanied by her musical director and award-winning pianist Stuart Hutchinson. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: THE MUSICAL THEATE COURSE PRESENTS: THAT TRING THING

The Musical Theate course presents: That Tring Thing 'Students Past and Present in Cabaret' at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday, March 27th at 8:30 pm. Cabaret trailblazer Paul L Martin introduces a host of talented students • both past and present • from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. An evening of music, comedy and song with Musical Direction from Simon Sharp. Call for cover/minimum information.

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WEDNESDAY - MARCH 26th

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

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

NYC: 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 Wednesday March 26th 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.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: SHANA FARR WITH "IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT"

Shana Farr brings her new show 'In The Still of The Night' to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Wednesday, March 26th, at 7:00 pm. Additional scheduled performance dates are Wednesday, April 2nd; Thursday, April 17th; and Saturday, May 31st, all shows at 7:30pm. She is joined on stage by award-winning music director, Jon Weber and cellist, Adam Fisher. 'In The Still Of The Night' takes the audience on a musical and poetical journey through the music, lyrics & verse of two of the 20th century's greatest and most prolific songwriters - Noel Coward and Cole Porter. An evening of wit and flamboyance, chic and cheek, urbanity and elegance. Songs such as "Zigeuner", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", and "Just One Of Those Things" along with other favorites such as "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "Never Again", and "If Love Were All" help tell a story both sung and spoken with words by these two great men. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SCOTT SIEGEL'S BROADWAY BALLYHOO WEDNESDAYS

The Broadway Ballyhoo returns this Wednesday at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) in an open-ended run that will play every Wednesday night at 10:30 pm. The Ballyhoo features a different musical revue, with new stars and different great show tunes, every single week! Scott Siegel hosts. Ian Herman is the Musical Director. The lineup this week stars TBA. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: 54 SINGS SONGS FROM FUNNY GIRL

54 Sings Songs from Funny Girl will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, March 26th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Exactly fifty years ago on March 26th, Barbra Streisand was catapulted to superstardom when Funny Girl opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre. 54 Below tips theor hat to this fabulous Jule Styne/Bob Merrill score when 54 Sings Funny Girl! With music direction by John McDaniel, some of Broadway & cabaret's best are scheduled to appear (with more to be announced!), including: Ashley Brown, Carole J. Bufford, Donna Lynne Champlin, Katie Rose Clarke, Tovah Feldshuh, Natalie Douglas, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Karen Mason, Julia Murney, Molly Pope, Emily Skinner, John Tartaglia, Donna Vivino, and Mimi Hines - the dynamo who replaced Barbra and went on to play the role for a year and a half in the original Broadway production. Some of this town's best are lined up to take a walk down Henry Street, singing tunes like "Cornet Man," "The Music That Makes Me Dance" and, of course, "People." Music Direction by John McDaniel. Directed by Phil Geoffrey Bond. There is a $50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: BARRY HARRIS

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte. The show on Wednesday, March 26th features Barry Harris, piano & vocals with Murray Wall, bass and Yaya Abdul, drums. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

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

NYC: BILL CHARLAP TRIO AT BIRDLAND

One of the world's premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap, returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of New York City's Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. A two-time Grammy nominee, Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist Renee Rosnes, and the two often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In the spring of 2010, Charlap and Rosnes released "Double Portrait", their acclaimed duo piano recording on the Blue Note label. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DOUBLE FEATURE: LARRY CARLTON GROUP & KYLE EASTWOOD GROUP

Both the Larry Carlton Group and the Kyle Eastwood Group will appear in a "Double Feature" presentation at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 26th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades. As someone who has had a myriad of opportunities to shine, Kyle Eastwood has truly carved his own path as a musician and his bass playing and composing talents reflect the richness and diversity of his experience. No stranger to jazz music, at a young age his father, film actor/director Clint Eastwood introduced him to jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis. Kyle began playing electric bass in high school, learning R&B, Motown, and reggae tunes by ear. After studying with French bassist Bunny Brunel, he engrossed himself in the New York and Los Angeles area jazz scene, and signed with Sony in 1998 where he released his debut recording From Here to There. Kyle has composed or arranged seven of Clint Eastwood's latest films including Mystic River. Million Dollar Baby, Flags Of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Gran Torino, and Invictus. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI AND THE LEW TABACKIN JAZZ QUARTET

Toshiko Akiyoshi and the Lew Tabackin Jazz Quartet perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 25th & 26th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Possibly one of the greatest marriages in jazz history, NEA Jazz Master pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and the virtuosic saxophonist and flutist Lew Tabackin have been swinging jazz in various formats, from small groups to big bands, since the sixties. Akiyoshi is known for challenging and full textured arrangements that sometimes evoke her homeland, Japan, while Tabackin is recognized for his dedication to showing the full range of possibilities of his instrument - melodically, rhythmically, and dynamically. Having established distinctive sounds and styles over careers that have spanned more than five decades each, Akiyoshi and Tabackin are both giants on their instruments. Tabackin celebrates his 74th birthday on March 26th. There is a $35 cover.


BOSTON: BRIAN DE LORENZO: SINATRA, TONY, & ME

Critically acclaimed singer Brian De Lorenzo returns to SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, March 26th at 8:00 pm with a tribute to two of the greatest singers of the American Songbook, Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett. Brian has appeared in Boston (Scullers, Club Cafe), New York (The Metropolitan Room, Iridium Jazz Club, Birdland, Eighty-Eight's, Don't Tell Mama), Provincetown (the Crown & Anchor), Chicago, San Francisco, Puerto Vallarta and on cruise ships in the waters of Alaska, the Atlantic, and the Mediterranean. He has performed at the prestigious Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions in New York and Chicago and at three Boston Cabaret Festivals. His CD 'Found Treasures' was nominated for the 2000 "Recording of the Year" Award by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC). Dinner/Show: $62 Show only: $22.

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.: THE CHRISTOPHER LINMAN ENSEMBLE AT BLUES ALLEY

THE Christopher Linman Ensemble will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, March 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Christopher Linman has been making a name for himself for the past decade around the Washington DC area. He currently is The Music Director for The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tyson's Corner, Va. He was first appointed this title in 2004 at the Washington D.C. Ritz. Christopher has been performing as a pianist and singer for over a decade with his Quartet around the area to great success. He currently has his new CD released "O' Heaven" out and available at most retail outlets and ITunes. Christopher performs Jazz Standards from 'The American Songbook' with his own unique style. He has also written many original songs which are also a great passion to him. Come on out to witness a high energy and exciting evening of great music! Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: LINDA OH'S "INITIAL HERE" QUARTET

Linda Oh's "Initial Here" Quartet will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, March 26th at 7:30 pm. Aside from being a busy side-person with musicians such as Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano and Kenny Barron, bassist and composer Linda Oh has been establishing her own music and bands releasing three albums as a leader. This stellar group will play the music of her second CD release as a leader "Initial Here" and will feature Dayna Stephens (Gretchen Parlato, Kenny Barron), pianist Fabian Almazan (Terence Blanchard) and Rudy Royston on drums (Bill Frisell, Dave Douglas, JD Allen). Call for cover/minimum information.


FLORIDA: JUDY COLLINS AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Legendary singer Judy Collins will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm. Legendary singer Judy Collins has been a concert headliner since her first hit "Both Sides Now" back in 1967. From her early days as a guitar playing folk singer in Greenwich Village, Collins was hailed by critics and fans alike for her "clear, crisp soprano voice" that made her record albums such as A Maid of Constant Sorrows and Wildflower so memorable, and her version of both "Amazing Grace" and "Send In the Clowns" were both big hits. The author of several books - Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength (2006) and Suite Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music (2011) - Ms. Collins continues to record and perform concerts around the world. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show.


SAN FRANCISCO: ROY HARGROVE QUINTET RESIDENCY
Due to unforeseeable health issues, Roy Hargrove will not be performing this week at Yoshi's San Francisco. This residency will be rescheduled to a new date TBA. See Club Website for details.

GRAMMY winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove returns to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) for five nights - Wednesday through Sunday, March 26th through 30th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Sunday). Hargrove has firmly established himself among the premier players in Jazz & Beyond. Due to unforeseeable health issues, Roy Hargrove will not be performing this week at Yoshi's San Francisco. This residency will be rescheduled to a new date TBA.

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LONDON: ANNE REID IN A NEW KEY AT THE CRAZY COQS

Anne Reid, one of Britain's most-loved and respected actors, will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm. Anne was the star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and Coronation Street. What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. Following her sell out debut shows at The Crazy Coqs in 2013, she returns with her show IN A NEW KEY, a beautifully crafted programme of song, nostalgia and humour. Telling backstage stories of the vagaries of touring, meeting the Royal family, playing in Dr Who with David Tennant and describing the eccentricities of her fellow performers, Anne sings songs and ballads from a varied assortment of songwriters ranging from Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stephen Sondheim, Sheldon Harnick and Diana Morgan, all the way to Hoagy Carmichael, and Johnny Mercer. Ever since she was memorably electrocuted by a hair dryer in the early days of Coronation Street, Anne Reid has been a familiar figure to audiences everywhere in her many roles on television, stage and screen. Only recently has she branched out into musicals, with roles in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the Royal Opera House and Cole Porter's Out of This World in Chichester. Reid, whose voice is perhaps more Mary Martin than Ethel Merman, is as versatile a cabaret artist as she is an actress and with timing that is the equal of any stand-up comic's. Anne is accompanied by her musical director and award-winning pianist Stuart Hutchinson. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: ABIGAIL JONES: "JUST KEEP SINGING"

Singer and perfomer Abigail Jones brings her show "JUST KEEP SINGING" to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - ) on Wednesday, March 26th at 8:30 pm. In the show Abigail takes a journey through the emotions of song and invites the audience to experience the highs and lows, the tears and laughter that music can bring, all on one night. Songs will largely be taken from the Musical Theatre repertoire with a few special appearances along the way and some old favourites for all to enjoy. Call for cover/minimum information.

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TUESDAY - MARCH 25th

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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: A CELEBRATION OF STEPHEN BOCCHINO

There will be a Celebration of Stephen Bocchino at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, March 25th at 7:00 pm. Stephen Bocchino, 62, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Bocchino, a native New Yorker originally from Staten Island, had been in the forefront of the East Coast cabaret scene for the past three decades. He served as musical director for such performers as Julie Wilson, Wayland Flowers and Louise DuArt. He worked as a successful vocal coach and in many local piano bars, including the Upper East Side's Brandy's and The Townhouse. Stephen performed in most of the top cabaret rooms in New York, as well as on stages around the country. He served as musical director for the New York run of Boobs! The Music of Ruth Wallis, which ran Off-Broadway for over a year. Stephen also worked on the long-running musical When Pigs Fly and toured with Always Patsy Cline. He spent five years music directing The Brandy Singers, who performed exclusively for Target, appearing at events from Broadway to Los Angeles. This is a No Cover event - just a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "SORDID LIVES" BY DEL SHORES

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

NYC: SAY SOMETHING: A CABARET BENEFIT FOR STEP UP WOMEN'S NETWORK

Internationally acclaimed actress and singer Joanna Carpenter will be making her New York City solo cabaret debut on Wednesday, March 26th at 9:00 pm at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590). Featuring an assortment of new songs and timeless Broadway standards, along with fresh interpretations of pop hits, Joanna will be accompanied by musical director Yan Li with very special guests Phoebe Silva and Brian Detlefs. All door proceeds will go to STEPUP (http://www.suwn.org), a nonprofit membership organization propelling girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. Joanna's recent theatrical credits include Sunfish (Aheh): World Premier directed by Will Pomerantz - Top Jury Honor, Daegu International Music Theatre Festival, South Korea; The Fantasticks (Luisa); From Under The Tree (Marina) with Kelly Bishop; Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), and Bat Boy: The Musical (Shelley). There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: WHO IS MELANIE BROOK?

Melanie Brook will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, March 25th at 7:00pm. The show is a magical journey as Melanie tries to figure out who she is through the art of song, interpretive dance, and a special guest appearance by her green recorder. You will not regret it. Melanie Brook was the winner of 54 BELOW'S "The Callback" competition as this show is her prize: a special one night engagement. Directed by Yvette Kojic and musical directed by Brandon Sturiale. There is a $25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BACKSTAGE, HOSTED BY SUSIE MOSHER

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents BACKSTAGE, Broadway's Tuesday night cocktail party/songfest, hosted by Susie Mosher at 10:00 pm. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Mosher guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform. Members of the "Backstage repertory company", featuring some of New York's most exciting musical theatre talent, are on hand each week to sing everything from Schwartz to Sondheim. Special guest stars on March 25th TBA. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: BILL CHARLAP TRIO AT BIRDLAND

One of the world's premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap, returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of New York City's Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. A two-time Grammy nominee, Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist Renee Rosnes, and the two often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In the spring of 2010, Charlap and Rosnes released "Double Portrait", their acclaimed duo piano recording on the Blue Note label. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DOUBLE FEATURE: LARRY CARLTON GROUP & KYLE EASTWOOD GROUP

Both the Larry Carlton Group and the Kyle Eastwood Group will appear in a "Double Feature" presentation at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, March 26th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades. As someone who has had a myriad of opportunities to shine, Kyle Eastwood has truly carved his own path as a musician and his bass playing and composing talents reflect the richness and diversity of his experience. No stranger to jazz music, at a young age his father, film actor/director Clint Eastwood introduced him to jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis. Kyle began playing electric bass in high school, learning R&B, Motown, and reggae tunes by ear. After studying with French bassist Bunny Brunel, he engrossed himself in the New York and Los Angeles area jazz scene, and signed with Sony in 1998 where he released his debut recording From Here to There. Kyle has composed or arranged seven of Clint Eastwood's latest films including Mystic River. Million Dollar Baby, Flags Of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Gran Torino, and Invictus. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI AND THE LEW TABACKIN JAZZ QUARTET

Toshiko Akiyoshi and the Lew Tabackin Jazz Quartet perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 25th & 26th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Possibly one of the greatest marriages in jazz history, NEA Jazz Master pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and the virtuosic saxophonist and flutist Lew Tabackin have been swinging jazz in various formats, from small groups to big bands, since the sixties. Akiyoshi is known for challenging and full textured arrangements that sometimes evoke her homeland, Japan, while Tabackin is recognized for his dedication to showing the full range of possibilities of his instrument - melodically, rhythmically, and dynamically. Having established distinctive sounds and styles over careers that have spanned more than five decades each, Akiyoshi and Tabackin are both giants on their instruments. Tabackin celebrates his 74th birthday on March 26th. There is a $35 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: FELIX WONG

Toronto based jazz pianist Felix Wong will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, March 25th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Wong began playing the piano at the age of 4. He is a self-taught jazz musician. His many musical influences include Bill Evans, Esperanza Spalding, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove, Joshua Redman, Jaco Pastorius and more. He is a former member of the Toronto All-Star Big Band, where he has performed with the legendary Doc Severinsen and Jackie Richardson. He has travelled with the band, performing venues such as Casa Loma, Old Mill Inn, the Beaches International Jazz Festival and more. He is currently a member of the Jazz FM 91.1 Big Band, where he has had the opportunity to perform with Joey Defrancesco. Felix was chosen to be a part of the 2013 Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band under the direction of Alex Dean, feautring some of the most outstanding young jazz players in Canada. Recently, he also performed in the TD Young Jazz Showcase in Port Hope, under the direction of Denny Christianson, where he opened for the All-Canadian Legends Renee Rosnes, P.J. Perry, Terry Clarke, and Neil Swainson. There is no cover charge.


TORONTO: ANDREA SUPERSTEIN AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Galaxie award nominee, Andrea Superstein will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday night, March 25th at 8:00 pm. Superstein can best be described as: Quirky. Indie. Jazz. Born and raised in Montreal and now residing in Vancouver, she is heavily influenced by the rich tradition of the East and the thriving indie scene of the West. She masterfully blends elements of traditional jazz combined with a contemporary feel and electronic bits, making for a unique musical experience. Superstein creates music with nostalgic undertones, yet still compellingly new, all the while reeling us in with her charming stories and witty banter. This digital release will showcase some of Superstein's new FACTOR funded work which is slated for a full release in late spring. Joining her will be Juno-winning producer Les Cooper (guitar), Robbie Grunwald (piano/accordion), Mark McIntyre (bass) and Adam Warner (drums). There is a $15 cover.

D.C.: MISS JESSICA AT BLUES ALLEY

DC-based performing artist MissJessica will be appearing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, March 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. She is a dancer/cultural educator with Lesole's Dance Project, a traditional and contemporary Southern African/modern-infused company. MissJessica is honored to have worked with visual artists Nick Cave and Elsabe Dixon, visionaries Patricia and William Parker, and to have received training with the Urban Bush Women's SLI. Recently, she was included on Steve Marco's RastaRockOpera project alongside such luminaries as Cindy Blackman Santana, Buster Williams, Karen Briggs, Cheikh NDoye, and Elijah Jamal Balbed. She has her BA in Dance from UMCP and completed all MPH coursework in Exercise Science with a focus on Nutrition/Eating Behavior from GWU. 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.


FLORIDA: JUDY COLLINS AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Legendary singer Judy Collins will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm. Legendary singer Judy Collins has been a concert headliner since her first hit "Both Sides Now" back in 1967. From her early days as a guitar playing folk singer in Greenwich Village, Collins was hailed by critics and fans alike for her "clear, crisp soprano voice" that made her record albums such as A Maid of Constant Sorrows and Wildflower so memorable, and her version of both "Amazing Grace" and "Send In the Clowns" were both big hits. The author of several books - Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength (2006) and Suite Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music (2011) - Ms. Collins continues to record and perform concerts around the world. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show.


SAN FRANCISCO: ROBERTA GAMBARINI AT YOSHI'S

Premier Italian jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Tuesday, March 25th at 8:00 pm. Celebrated throughout the world by fans, critics and many of the world's greatest musicians, Roberta Gambarini became a fast-rising star - and a GRAMMY Nominee - with the 2006 release of her debut album, 'Easy to Love.' A smashing success on all fronts, Roberta's debut secured her spot on the international touring circuit, where she continuously graces the most prestigious venues and festivals. In 2008, she made her major label debut with 'You Are There,' a superb duet with the legendary pianist Hank Jones. Mr. Jones - who accompanied most of the celebrated vocalists of the 20th century such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat "King" Cole, and Billy Eckstine - declared Ms. Gambarini as the best singer to emerge in over 60 years. Dinner/Show: $62 Show only: $29.


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LONDON: ANNE REID IN A NEW KEY AT THE CRAZY COQS

Anne Reid, one of Britain's most-loved and respected actors, will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, March 25th through 29th at 8:30 pm. Anne was the star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and Coronation Street. What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. Following her sell out debut shows at The Crazy Coqs in 2013, she returns with her show IN A NEW KEY, a beautifully crafted programme of song, nostalgia and humour. Telling backstage stories of the vagaries of touring, meeting the Royal family, playing in Dr Who with David Tennant and describing the eccentricities of her fellow performers, Anne sings songs and ballads from a varied assortment of songwriters ranging from Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stephen Sondheim, Sheldon Harnick and Diana Morgan, all the way to Hoagy Carmichael, and Johnny Mercer. Ever since she was memorably electrocuted by a hair dryer in the early days of Coronation Street, Anne Reid has been a familiar figure to audiences everywhere in her many roles on television, stage and screen. Only recently has she branched out into musicals, with roles in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the Royal Opera House and Cole Porter's Out of This World in Chichester. Reid, whose voice is perhaps more Mary Martin than Ethel Merman, is as versatile a cabaret artist as she is an actress and with timing that is the equal of any stand-up comic's. Anne is accompanied by her musical director and award-winning pianist Stuart Hutchinson. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: "SING ME A SONG WITH SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE ... OR NOT" (revisited)

Nancy Stearns revisits - with humor, personal commitment and some amazing material - the state of the Union in her show "SING ME A SONG WITH SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE ... OR NOT" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, March 24th at 7:00 pm. Building on her popular 2006 cabaret show, Nancy comments on recent American social history with songs from the Great American Songbook, American musical theatre, jazz and folk traditions and specialty material from the Great NYC Cabaret Songbook. Nancy will appear with her music director, Gregory Toroian, on piano and David Finck, on bass. The show is directed by Helen Baldassare. Nancy Stearns: Nancy Stearns has been performing annually in New York City cabaret rooms with her music director, Gregory Toroian, since 2001. A lawyer by day, Nancy first "found" cabaret as a student at Helen Baldassare's Cabaret Performance Workshop, for which Nancy now serves as Administrator. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: PAST IS PRESENT: THE LYRICS OF SARAH REBELL

Everything old is new again (and vice versa) at up-and-coming lyricist Sarah Rebell's Past Is Present debut show "Past Is Present" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, March 24th at 9:30 pm. By turns hilarious and touching, sexy and historical, this concert features Rebell's lyrics paired with the music of promising young composers. The show transcends era to deliver contemporary tunes with a classic flair ... and classic-sounding songs with the spunk of today. Featuring unexpected characters like a lusty Mona Lisa, a neurotic skier, and the morbid and romantic son of an opera singer, Rebell's lyrics create worlds heartfelt and silly; places moving and irreverent. Fresh from NYU's prestigious graduate musical theatre writing program, Rebell is a new talent poised to take New York by a special, surprising kind of storm. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RACHEL YORK DEBUTS "UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL"

Drama Desk Award-winning actress and singer Rachel York (Little Me, Victor/Victoria, Anything Goes) brings her new one-woman show Up Close and Personal to STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) for one performance only on Monday, March 24th at 9:30 pm. In Up Close and Personal, Ms. York celebrates her love of singing and performing in a delightful evening of stories and song. She includes numbers made famous by early inspirations, favorite show tunes from her Broadway career, jazz standards from her solo album•Let's Fall in Love,•and a few surprises that touch her heart in a special way. Ms. York is best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in City of Angels, Les Miserables, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sly Fox, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She also turned heads on television with her courageous portrayal of Lucille Ball in the CBS movie, Lucy. Most recently she starred as Young Belle in Little Me at New York City Center Encores! and as Reno Sweeney in the first national tour of the 2011 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical revival Anything Goes (Helen Hayes nomination). There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: NITA WHITAKER IN LOVE 'N STUFF

Nita Whitaker brings her show 'In Love 'N Stuff', an exciting night of songs from pop to Broadway, to STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Monday, March 24th at 7:00 pm. Nita Whitaker packs a powerful collection of love songs and other selections in her new exciting show. From Pop to Broadway with everything in between Nita's powerful voice will take you to the height and depths of love's embrace. There is a $25 cover.


NYC: JARROD SPECTOR RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

Jarrod Spector, who is starring in the new Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) to celebrate his brand new album "A Little Help From My Friends: Live at 54 BELOW" on Monday, March 10th at 7:00 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Sunday, March 23rd; Monday, March 24th; and Monday, March 31st at 9:30 pm. This acclaimed musical outing traces the legacy of the great male singers whose vocal prowess made them the rock stars of their generations, even before rock was born. After starring as Frankie Valli for six years in Broadway's smash hit musical Jersey Boys, Jarrod wraps his critically-praised voice around the songs that have made superstars out of more than a century of tenor legends from Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson to the great Enrico Caruso himself. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LINDSAY MENDEZ & DEREK KLENA AT 54 BELOW

Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Mondays, March 10th at 9:30 pm and March 24th at 7:00 pm. Known to New York audiences for playing Rose and Birdlace in Dogfight, and fresh off a run as Elphaba and Fiyero in Wicked, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena join forces once again, this time on the stage of 54 Below. The two will perform a rousing, eclectic evening celebrating the music they love and their genuine friendship. Directed by Dogfight bookwriter Peter Duchan. Musical direction by Dogfight and Wicked's Bryan Perri. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PANIC! IN CONCERT AT 54 BELOW

PANIC!, a rough-edged concert featuring songs by the American rock band Panic! at the Disco will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, March 24th at 11:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Series. PANIC! features songs from all four of the band's studio albums, including hits such as: "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies," "Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off," "Ready to Go," "This is Gospel," and more. PANIC! is a thrilling, whirlwind of emotions that will have you singing on the edge of your seat. Featuring Matt Corr (bare: a pop opera), Ashley Tobias (American Idiot), Brady Cudmore, Haley Selmon, Megan Dorn, Timothy Houston, Hillary Porter, Carl Zurhorst (Damn Yankees national tour), Brady Loomer, Jamie Cook, Rachel Sophia, and Billy Nolan. There is a $15 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TRANS FORMATIVE - SONGS THAT PROPEL US AT JOE'S PUB
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Voice teacher and occasional producer, Barbara Maier Gustern and Downtown producer/performer Eric L. Schmalenberger present: TRANS Formative - Songs That Propel Us: A Benefit for New York Voices, Joe's Pub's artist commissioning program, and the Ali Forney Center. Two extravaganzas featuring stars of the downtown scene will play at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Mondays, March 24th & April 28th at 9:30 pm. The lineup for TRANS Formative is growing, and already includes legendary Performance Artists, Penny Arcade and John Kelly. Other confirmed performers are cabaret favorites Justin Vivian Bond, Lady Rizo, Taylor Mac, Tammy Faye Starlite, Amber Martin; Grammy nominated jazz singer Roseanna Vitro, actress/ singer/ playwright Eisa Davis, singer/ songwriters Our Lady J, Geo Wyeth, Carol Lipnik, Chris Rael, Nancy Magarill, Natti Vogel, Seth Bedford, Heather Greene, Susan Hwang, Benjamen Ickles; World Music performers Sanda Weigl, Sophia Rei, Sophia Tosello, Mai Hishaishi, Vlada Tomova, Dancer/singer Miguel Gutierrez, Burlesque performer Julie Atlas Muz; singer/ actors Heather Litteer, Angela DiCarlo, Viva Ruiz, Carlos Ponton, Louisa Bradshaw, Nicholas Gorham, David Sloane, Michael Cavadius, singer/ DJ Miss Guy, director/performer Rob Roth, and bands Pixie Harlot Machine Dazzle, Not Waving but Drowning with Pinky Weitzman and The Julie Ruin with the legendary Kathleen Hanna. There is a $30 cover.

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

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

NYC: DONNA MCKECHNIE "IN GOOD COMPANY" AT BIRDLAND

Donna McKechnie performs in "In Good Company" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, March 24th at 7:00 pm, with Special Guest Andrea McArdle. The "In Good Company" series will bring the Tony winner's conversational skills to the forefront, and provide a stage for unique, one-time-only musical moments with Broadway's most celebrated and iconic artists along with a surprise musical guest. These events will be produced for Birdland by Wayne Gmitter. Donna McKechnie, the Tony Award winning star of A Chorus Line, is regarded internationally as one of Broadway's foremost dancing and singing leading ladies. She has just completed filming a feature role in 36SAINTS, which will be released next year, and recently appeared in John Doyle's Ten Cents A Dance at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Some of Ms. McKechnie's Broadway credits include: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, (National Tour), The Educationof H*Y*M*A*N- K*A*P*L*A*N, Sondheim - A Musical Tribute (which she also choreographed), On The Town, Promises, Promises, Company and State Fair, for which she received the Fred Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer for the1996 Season. Donna's new cabaret show Same Place, Another Time was released on CD on January 01, 2014 by Jay Records. Andrea McArdle rocketed to stardom as Broadway's original Annie, and was the youngest performer ever nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, winning both the Theatre World and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her performance. On Broadway she originated the roles of Ashley in Starlight Express and Margy in State Fair and was seen as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and as Fantine in Les Miserables. On tour she starred in Jerry's Girls, Les Miserables as Eponine, The Wizard of Oz, Cabaret and Peter Pan. Andrea has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall, the best showrooms in Las Vegas, the MET Opera House as well as The White House. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: ANNA SAEKI AT THE BLUE NOTE

Vocalist Anna Saeki will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, March 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. She is joined on stage by Maurizio Najt, Piano; Pedro Giraudo, Bass; Mikhai Kuchuk, Violin; and Ariel Iud, Bandoneon. Saeki, born in Hokkaido, Japan, made her debut in 1987 as a tango singer after being crowned Miss Sapporo. Soon after her talent as a singer was acknowledged, she went to Argentina to record her first album. She received critical acclaim in TV, radio and magazine. She was responsible for the Latin Boom in Japan. She was also the vocalist for the band "Orquesta del Sol", and in addition, she became involved in acting and hosted various talent shows. She is now actively doing concerts in Japan, the U.S. & Europe and other major venues around the world. She is now recognized as a top artist in the Tango world. She released the album of folklore and folklore of Argentina in 2009 after meeting Mercedes Sosa. She was invited to the event of the 200th anniversary of founding of Argentina in 2010, and had a concert as the first Japanese artist at Salon Dorado in Casa De La Culutra sponsored by the City of Buenos Aires. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONCERT JAZZ BAND AT DIZZYS

The Manhattan School of Music Concert Jazz Band with Justin DiCioccio, conductor, presents "Sammy Nestico at 90" at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, March 24th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Manhattan School of Music has long been a fixture in the New York music scene and prides itself to be one of the first conservatories in the United States to acknowledge the prime importance of jazz as an art form. The Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra features some of the world's most talented emerging artists. These talented young musicians prove that the spirit of swing is alive and well, and that the future of jazz is in extremely capable hands. There is a $35 cover.


D.C.: KAORI KOBAYASHI AT BLUES ALLEY

Kaori Kobayashi will perform on Monday, March 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as part of the "Japanese Spotlight Series, Co-Presented by the Embassy of Japan and BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141). Kaori Kobayashi is well known and popular in Japan for her jazz, fusion, pop and rock performance. Due to her diverse performance genre, she has been receiving much attention from foreign festivals. Ever since she was born, music has always been a part of her life. Her mother was a piano instructor and as a baby, she was always playing around the piano. During her first year of Junior High School, she joined the brass band to play the flute. It was during her junior year in high school that she was touched by the tone and performance of the saxophone and she began to play. For a year, she studied classical sax under the instruction of Hitomi Hara. It was in her senior year of high school when she began playing jazz. Graduated from Senzoku Gakuen Music College, Jazz Course in 2004. While attending college, she studied under Bob Zunk. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

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LONDON: EARL OKIN MAKES HIS CRAZY COQS DEBUT

The legendary Earl Okin performs at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, March 24th at 8:30 pm. Okin is one of the finest Jazz and Bossa Nova singer/musicians around, just as popular in Brazil and Australia (not to mention all over mainland Europe), as in the UK. His career has involved him performing at every major venue in London from The Royal Albert Hall to The Palladium, and alongside such jazz giants as Stephane Grappelli to Benny Carter and such cabaret legends as Barbara Cook and Michael Feinstein. He is also one of this country's finest songwriters, so, alongside classic songs by Gershwin, Ellington and Jobim, you may well hear one or two of Okin's own classics! Call for cover/minimum information.

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