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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
MARCH - APRIL 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR March 31, 2014 THROUGH April 6, 2014


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SUNDAY - APRIL 6th

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NYC: JACKIE DRAPER WITH "HOW LITTLE WE KNOW"   
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Jackie Draper brings her latest show "How Little We Know" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, April 6th at 7:00 pm. Join Jackie in this buoyant musical exploration and together you will discover the way past some universal doubts and challenges, through songs in English, French, and Spanish. Seasoned guides include composers/lyricists such as Aznavour, Bacharach / David, Bucchino, Coleman / Comden & Green, Duke / Cahn, Gainsbourg, Lee & Barbour, Raksin / Mercer, Sondheim, Warren / Gordon, and others. Jackie's team includes Music Director Gregory Toroian at the piano, John Miller on bass, Robbyn Tongue on woodwinds. Special guest / dance partner Franklin Ayala will join in the adventure. Kimberly Vaughn directs. There is an $18 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: THE TED & LO SHOW: "THIS MAY HURT A BIT"

The award-winning Ted & Lo Show, starring Lorinda Lisitza and Ted Stafford, returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, April 6th at 5:00 pm. "This May Hurt a Bit" is the title of both this second episode of The Ted & Lo Show and a Lisitza/Stafford original song featured in the set. As Lisitza sings "I'm gonna break you down," the duo begins a guided tour of evil and the human psyche. The songs search the minds of serial killers and doomed pop royalty for impulses and fears common to us all. "Hold on," sings Lisitza. When you get down to the heart of the matter, love is still stronger than hate. Truth and beauty reside in the shared experience of music. Ted & Lo deliver a one-two punch that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. This may hurt a bit. Lisitza & Ted Stafford met in 2011 and have been singing together ever since. Their tasty arrangements of well-known covers, obscure new music, and original compositions prove that one guitar, one harmonica, and two voices can sound as big as an arena rock band or as immediate as the listener's own conscience. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

LONG ISLAND: ARTISTS IN PARTNERSHIP PRESENT FOLK-2-FUNK FESTIVAL

FOLK-2-FUNK Festival, an eclectic mix of Folk, Americana, Funk and Blues, will be presented by Artists In Partnership on Friday through Sunday, April 4th through 6th at the LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY - 516-432-7201). On Sunday, April 6th, there will be a mini-reception at 1:00pm to "meet the artist", Shaakir Thomas & view his music-inspired paintings, in the 2nd floor side wall Art Gallery. Light refreshments will be served. 1:30 pm features the Katie Mitchell-Condon Duo, followed at 2:00 pm by Christine Solimeno; 2:30 pm by Karlus Trapp; and at 3:45 pm by Spuyten Duyvil. All events are free and open to the public. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice.


PALM SPRINGS: SUNDAY CABARET RETURNS TO PALM DESERT WITH SHIRLEY RITENOUR

The acclaimed Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series at the THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) will be back for it's fifth season beginning Sunday, April 6th at 2:00 pm. Opening the season is New York City singer Shirley Ritenour, who picked April 6th for her show, entitled "How To Handle A Woman", to coincide with the Dinah Shore Weekend. It will have songs from popular standards to the Broadway stage with special arrangements and accompaniment by noted musical director, and Palm Springs resident, Christopher Marlowe. Shirley's appeared from Carnegie Hall to Madison Square Garden to every cabaret venue from Manhattan to Fire Island. Her concerts for charitable causes have given her the opportunity to reach a broad array of audience who appreciate both her voice and command of several genres of music. With more than 125 shows so far, series producer Les Michaels of Life Is A Cabaret, has announced the 2014 29-Week Sundays In Summer Cabaret. Tickets are $11 cash only at the box office, doors open at 1:00 pm.

CABARET - JAZZ SUNDAY BRUNCH EVENTS

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NYC: BRAD SHEPIK & HIS NYU ENSEMBLE AT BLUES ALLEY

Brad Shepik & His NYU Ensemble will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Sunday, April 6th at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm as part of the club'c Sunday Jazz Brunch series. In addition to performing with his own groups, The Brad Shepik Trio, The Brad Shepik Quartet and Human Activity Suite, across Europe and North America,Brad Shepik has performed and/or recorded with Paul Motian, Joey Baron, Bob Brookmeyer, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden, Dave Douglas as well as oud/violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen, and Bulgarian saxophone legend Yuri Yunakov. Shepik has been a member of a wide variety of groups including Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell Trio, Matt Darriau's Paradox Trio, Pachora w/Chris Speed, Jim Black and Skuli Sverrisson, and BABKAS. He has also performed with Carla Bley's Escalator Over the Hill, Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra and toured and recorded with Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band for 5 years. Concurrently, the guitarist extended his interest in world music idioms by performing and recording in such groups as Yuri Yunakov's Bulgarian Wedding Band and Simon Shaheen's Quantara. Shepik's first two records as a leader, The Loan and The Well, were praised for their marriage of world music styles and jazz. 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: YOUNG ARTIST BRUNCH: MATT LAGAN DUO

Saxophonist Matt Lagan will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, April 6th at 12:30 pm as part of the clubs Sunday Jazz Brunch series. Matt, born and raised in Toronto has been a part of Toronto's jazz and rock music scene for over four years. He has performed at The Rex Hotel, the Beaches Jazz Festival, The Toronto International Jazz Festival and in 2012 performed with spoken word poet Mustafa Ahmed at TEDx TORONTO at the Sony Centre. He has performed along side jazz artists Pat Labarbera, Alex Dean, Brian Dickinson and Tom Scott to name a few. He started his musical education as a child, studying jazz and classical piano with his parents and began playing saxophone when he was 13. He was a member of the Jazz FM Youth Big Band for two years, took part in the Humber college Summer Jazz Workshop and Community school for four years. He is currently finishing his first year in Humber College's Bachelor of jazz and Contemporary Music. There is no cover charge.

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: RICHARD PRYOR JR. AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Richard Pryor Jr. will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, April 5th at 7:00 pm. Born in Peoria, Illinois, on April 10, 1962, at only 6 months, the first-born son of Richard Pryor and his first wife, Patricia Watts, had to stay in the hospital for several weeks until he reached 5 pounds - and he was so small, his parents had to buy doll socks to fit his feet. Raised by his mother and grandparents - his dad being away on tour for 3 years - Richard attended public school in Peoria and spent summers with his father. As a child, he would introduce his father's shows, an opportunity that led the way to his love of performing. While in grade school, Richard became interested in music, so he took up the trombone but soon found that blowing his own horn caused his lips to itch, so in sixth grade he switched to drama class and has been performing, in one way or another, ever since. Upon graduation in 1980, Richard headed for Los Angeles, joined the Screen Extras Guild, and did "extra" work on his father's films and productions: He was a production associate on The Color Purple and even dabbled in stand-up comedy, working at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, one of his father's old haunts. His mother, Patricia Price, died in 2003, and in 2005, when his comedic icon and award-winning father died of a heart attack, Richard decided to expand on everything he had been working for: As a tribute to his father, this talented singer and actor decided to re-launch his career. Richard has recorded with various gospel groups in the Midwest such as the Sounds of Deliverance and Voices of Refuge. Mr. Pryor had a lead role at the Sage Theater in the musical "Socks" playing the lead Gym-sock. He has performed in several productions in the International Cringe Festival. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: GERARD SALVADOR AT THE DUPLEX

Mamma Mia's Gerard Salvador makes his solo cabaret debut at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, April 6th at 7:00 pm. Gerard will entertain with an evening of songs and stories about growing up in Queens, attending the Fame school, and singing ABBA tunes on Broadway. Musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins, directed by Amy Wolk. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


MANHATTAN: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, Thank You For Being A Friend returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for its third limited-run engagement. Performances are Thursday & Friday, April 3rd & 4th at 7:00 pm & Sunday, April 6th at 9:30 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: ROSLYN KIND AT 54 BELOW

Roslyn Kind will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, April 20th at 9:30 pm. 54 Below welcomes Ms. Kind back to the New York club scene, where she hasn't been seen in solo performance in 20 years. Having recently toured the U.S., Canada, Europe and Israel performing with her sister, Barbra Streisand, and nephew, Jason Gould, this brand new show features both new material & vintage "Rozzie" tunes. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS SALLY WILFERT

One of New York's most dynamic voices, Sally Wilfert, performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, April 5th at 9:30 pm. Expect classic melodies & newer works all seamlessly blended into the perfect, tuneful Wilfert casserole. Audiences have embraced Sally in everything from Broadway's Assassins to her acclaimed off Broadway appearances in Make Me a Song and See Rock City, among others. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ISLE OF KLEZBOS ALL-FEMALE KLEZMER GROUP, CELEBRATES NEW CD AT JOE'S PUB

ISLE of KLEZBOS, the soulful and swinging all-women's klezmer sextet, will release their second album with a special concert at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Sunday, April 6th at 7:30 pm. The new disc, Live from Brooklyn - recorded in concert last year at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, with the addition of two bonus studio numbers - will be available from Rhythm Media Records. Formed in 1998, the group approaches their music with a canny mix of irreverence and respect. Live from Brooklyn features the group's signature diverse blend of rambunctious folk dances, exciting Yiddish swing, entrancing retro tango, klezmerengue, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals. The album will be available on iTunes, in stores and wherever music is sold. The ensemble - formed from the famed octet Metropolitan Klezmer, due to celebrate its own 20th anniversary later this year - has been honored by multiple awards from New York State Council on the Arts, OUTmusic, and Sparkplug Foundation. Performance highlights include Bumbershoot in Seattle, the Edison Theater in St. Louis, the jazz club Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, Michigan Womyn's Music Fest and the National Yiddish Book Center, in addition to New York shows at City Winery, 92YTribeca and The Museum at Eldridge Street. The bandmates have also performed in Sicular's musical documentary theater piece: J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files. There is a $14 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JIM CARUSO & BILLY STRITCH RETURN TO BEMELMANS BAR

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch return to BEMELMAN'S BAR at the CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) with their evening of swinging standards running every Sunday in April and May, from 9:00 pm to midnight. The two performers, who have performed extensively on their own, gained national exposure together as the host and musical director of the wildly popular open mic, Cast Party, which celebrates talent every Monday at Birdland in NYC, and tours nationally. During their 2013 debut runs at Bemelmans, the duo received critical acclaim, and made news when showbiz heavy-hitters like Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein joined them in impromptu performances. In their upcoming Carlyle run, Caruso and Stritch will be joined by bassist Steve Doyle. There is a $15-$25 cover.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "THE CHASE - IN THE PURSUIT OF ... "

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas continues at ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sundays from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for Sunday evening April 6th is "The Chase - In The Pursuit Of ... ". Co-Host will be Eric Yves Garcia. In the Salon Spotlight: Carly Ozard. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": CELEBRATING WOMEN OF JAZZ
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. 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, April 6th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, celebrating Women of Jazz. This week he will feature the music of Doris Day. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. 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 NANCY HARMS

The Birdland Jazz Party features Nancy Harms on Sunday, April 6th at 6:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Born and raised in Minnesota, Harms has relocated to New York City, where she made her jazz club debut in 2010 in the Village's The Bar Next Door. She appears frequently at such leading venues as Birdland, Kitano, Zinc Bar, Smalls Jazz Club, Cornelia St. Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, Bar Next Door, Vivaldi's, and many others. She performed at the 2010 Sortland Jazz Festival in Norway, and has toured Italy annually during 2011, 2012, and 2013. She appears on trombone legend Wycliffe Gordon's CD "Hello Pops" in two duets, performed in a series of shows with Gordon at Dizzy's Club in 2011 and in concerts in Toulouse, France. In 2012, Nancy recorded the CD "Finger-Songwriter" as part of the Jeremy Siskiind Trio, with whom she frequently tours. Nancy was a regularly featured contributor to the 65-part public radio series "Certain Standards" in 2010-11. Her new CD, "Dreams In Apartments", features Aaron Parks (piano), John Hart (guitar), Danton Boller (bass), RJ Miller (drums), and a special guest appearance by Wycliffe Gordon (trombone). 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: ROY HARGROVE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. At 36, Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. During his tenure on the Verve label alone, he has recorded an album with a hand-picked collection of the world's greatest tenor saxophonists (With the Tenors of Our Time), an album of standards with strings (Moment to Moment) and, in 2003, introduced his own hip hop/jazz collective The RH Factor with the groundbreaking CD Hard Groove (swiftly followed by the limited edition EP, Strength). Hargrove has also won Grammy• Awards for two vastly different projects. In 1997, Roy's Cuban-based band Crisol (including piano legend Jesus "Chucho" Valdes and wonder drummer Horatio "El Negro" Hernandez) won the Best Latin Jazz Performance Grammy for the album Habana. And in 2002, Hargrove, Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker won Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group, for their three-way collaboration Directions in Music. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: UHADI: ALL-STARS OF JOHANNESBURG JAZZ

Uhadi: All-Stars of Johannesburg Jazz Featuring Sibongile Khumalo will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, April 3rd through 6th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Uhadi, an all-star jazz band from Johannesburg (Feya Faku, trumpet; McCoy Mrubata, saxophones/music director; Paul Hanmer, piano; Herbie Tsoaeli, bass; and Justin Badenhorst, drums), will set Dizzy's alight with its joyful, high-energy brand of jazz, as it celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa and honors the life and work of the late Nelson Mandela. Joining them on stage is "South Africa's first lady of song," mezzo-soprano Sibongile Khumalo. A frequent collaborator with legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela, Khumalo has established herself as a leading lady of opera, appearing at venues like Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and the Barbican Centre. However, Khumalo's range is far broader than opera, as demonstrated in her award winning albums, which traverse styles from African indigenous and choral music, to Western classical and jazz. Don't miss the U.S. debut of this monumental collaboration. There is a $35-$45 cover.

TORONTO: GABI EPSTEIN "THE COLD NEVER BOTHERED ME GABARET"

A DORA nominee and one of Toronto's leading cabaret and musical theatre performers, Gabi makes her THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) debut on Sunday, April 5th at 7:00 pm in "The Cold Never Bothered Me Gabaret" - a collection of stories about love, loss, success, failure (but mostly success), Rob Ford, The Oscars, this ridiculous winter, and everything wonderful that's coming our way through song. She will be accompanied on piano by Mark Camilleri. Gabi has performed her infectious cabaret all over Canada including The Toronto Centre for the Arts, The Flying Beaver Pubaret, The Rex, The Trane Studio, The Berkeley Street Theatre, The Green Door Cabaret and in New York at the legendary Don't Tell Mama. Her theatre credits include Fanny Brice in a very special one-night only performance of "Funny Girl" with a 30-piece orchestra (HG Jewish Theatre), Tzeitel in "Fiddler on the Roof" (Stage West), "The Sound of Music", "Blood Brothers" (Drayton Ent.), "To Life" (HG Jewish Theatre - DORA nomination - Outstanding Performance by a female in a musical), "Edges" (Acting Up Stage), Diana in "I Love You Because" and Barbra Streisand in "Liza and Barbra: Together At Last" (Angelwalk), Dani in "Dani Girl" (TIFT), and "Toy Story the Musical" (original company) (Disney). She released her debut CD "Show Off" produced by John Alcorn in 2010. Often poignant and always funny, Gabi will show you a true cabaret performance. There is a $20 cover.

TORONTO: DON FRANCKS: SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE JAZZ CELLAR

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) is excited to present legendary vocalist Don Francks as part of a new series taking place Sunday evenings 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.

WASHINGTON, DC: CHEIKH NDOYE & FRIENDS AT BLUES ALLEY

Cheikh NDoye & Friends, featurin: Karen Briggs (Violin), Kazumi Watanabe (Guitar), Raul Pineda (Drums), Dan Leonard (Guitar), Arshak Sirunyan (Piano) & Bob Francesschini (Sax) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 3rd through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cheikh NDoye is a bassist, composer, arranger and accomplished musical artist whose music is a rich fusion of jazz and world music influences stemming from his West African heritage combined with his love for classic and contemporary American jazz. Originally from Senegal, Cheikh's fascination with the diverse, rich sounds and rhythms of the local music scene started in his prime age. Early in his life Cheikh played the piano, and was attracted to many jazz greats. After listening to Weather Report's 8:30 album, he was so captivated by Jaco Pastorius melodic and harmonic developments that he immediately fell in love with the bass guitar. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: PEGGY KING LIVE AT BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ

For one night only, on Sunday, April 6th at 7:00 pm, the legendary songstress Peggy King will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330- ). One of the few, certifiable stars of stage, screen, television and nightclubs performing today, Peggy King's pairing with the charismatically swinging All-Star Jazz Trio is an irresistible combination. King has worked in films and television with every star imaginable, from Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme to Sammy Davis, Jr. and Andre Previn, and her dozens of recordings through the years show just why she remains a favorite of America's finest composers and lyricists. Indeed, one of the charming highpoints of the Emmy Award-winning HBO film, "Behind the Candelabra," was Peggy King's on-screen rendition of "When Liberace Winks at Me," which she sang on television circa 1956. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHICAGO: SCOTT GRYDER'S SIMPLY SCOTTY AT DAVENPORT'S

Scott Gryder's monthly SIMPLY SCOTTY! show will be held this month at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sunday, April 6th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Scott will once again entertain from his self-compiled songbook of zany, heartfelt music! He is accompanied by the incomparable Nick Sula on piano, and joined at the mic by guest singers Freddie The Puppet, Laven Deer and the legendary operatic pachyderm Placebo Dominguez. Guest singers welcome. No cover charge - just a 2-drink minimum.


CHICAGO: JOHNNY MERCER: DREAM STARRING JEFF DEAN

Jeff Dean will bring back his acclaimed October 2013 show 'Johnny Mercer: Dream' to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - ) on Sundays, April 6th & 13th at 8:00 pm. His musical director is Beckie Menzie. Lyricist - Composer - Singer: The ubiquitous Johnny Mercer was an absurdly talented, but enormously complex and dissatisfied man. Come ride this train through Mercerland as Jeff and Beckie explore Johnny's life, loves and music. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


LOS ANGELES: KRITZERLAND: THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "These April Foolish Things" on Sunday, April 6th at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700), As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Sandy Bainum, Zachary Ford, Maddy Claire Parks, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman, Shannon Warne and Robert Yacko with musical director Lloyd Cooper. Special Guests: Andrea Marcovicci and Richard Sherman. Special Guests: Andrea Marcovicci and Richard Sherman. For their 44thKritzerland show they will celebrate the most foolish day and month of the year - April Fools Day as well as the second anniversary of Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal. You'll hear songs you know and songs you don't know, including the world premiere of a brand new Richard M. Sherman song, written with Kritzerland's Bruce Kimmel. Cover charge $15 plus $10 food minimum plus a $4 facility charge.

SAN FRANCISCO: WELL-STRUNG: THE SINGING STRING QUARTET

One Direction step aside, there's a new kind of boy band on the circuit! After two sold-out engagements in December 2013, FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) welcomes the return of all-male string quartet Well-Strung: The Singing String Quartet for four performances - Thursday & Friday, April 3rd & 4th at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, April 5th & 6th at 7:00 pm. Well-Strung will feature music of Mozart, Vivaldi and Bach as well as new arrangements of songs by Pink, Adele, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and more!•There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: DAVE MASON'S TRAFFIC JAM

Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason's sight and sound experience 'Traffic Jam' at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, April 6th at 7:00 pm. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career. Mason founded Traffic with Steve Winwood while both were still teenagers, and created music that would find its way into the hearts of generations of music lovers. He would go on to establish himself as a successful songwriter, guitarist and solo artist. Mason has penned dozens of hits, and his legendary guitar work has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood and Mama Cass Elliot. There is a $54 cover.


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LONDON: MISS HOPE SPRINGS SINGS HER SONGS

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

LONDON: THE PHEASANTRY PRESENTS CHRISTINE ANDREAS

Award-winning singer, Broadway star, and Tony nominee Christine Andreas will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th at 8:30 pm. Christine most recently completed a year in 'La Cage aux Folles' with Kelsey Grammer, as well as a much acclaimed National tour as Margaret Johnson in 'The Light in the Piazza'. Ms. Andreas first captured New York City theatre-goer's hearts and became a star in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle (Theatre World Award); followed by the revival of Oklahoma!, as Laurey, working with Billy Hammerstein & Agnes deMillle (Tony Nomination); and On Your Toes, as Frankie Frayne, directed by the legendary director George Abbott, (Tony Nomination). Call for cover/minimum information.


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


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

NYC: JOAN CURTO SINGS COLE PORTER, FROM MAJOR TO MINOR

Chicago's Joan Curto has appeared across the nation in concerts and clubs celebrating the music of the Great American Songbook. Chicago based, she is a familiar face to Chicago audiences. Now she will appear in NYC at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, April 5th at 7:00 pm in her acclaimed show "Cole Porter, from Major to Minor". Most recently, Joan opened the 2009 On Stage Series at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago in her new show, Shaking the Blues Away. Joan has garnered a reputation for her thoughtful interpretations of the American Songbook and performs regularly at venues throughout Chicago including The Harris Theater, Davenports, The Drury Lane Theater, Thorne Auditorium and the Claudia Cassidy Theater. She has been seen in numerous Chicago Humanities Festivals and the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Conventions. Nationally, Joan has performed in some of the top cabaret clubs and concert series including New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Gardenia in Los Angeles The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center in Milwaukee, The Overture Center in Madison and the Colony Hotel Palm Beach. Awarded the Chicago After Dark Award for Outstanding Cabaret Artist, Joan's 2004 debut CD release 'May I Suggest', is a winning collection of classic ballads, standards and new songwriters. She continues to explore the songs of both the Classic and the New American Songbook and will be appearing throughout Wisconsin and Illinois later this year in concert and cabaret venues. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

LONG ISLAND: ARTISTS IN PARTNERSHIP PRESENT FOLK-2-FUNK FESTIVAL

FOLK-2-FUNK Festival, an eclectic mix of Folk, Americana, Funk and Blues, will be presented by Artists In Partnership on Friday through Sunday, April 4th through 6th at the LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY - 516-432-7201). On Saturday, April 5th, the program gets underway at 3:00 pm when Sonny Ochs and John Flynn present a Tribute to Phil Ochs. The event at 7:00 pm features David Massengill and at 7:30 pm, Bill Sims Jr. & Chaney Sims. At 8:30 pm you will enjoy Gathering Time & Friends with Josh Joffen, Eric Eaton, and Marty Stone presenting Tribute to Pete Seeger. All events are free and open to the public. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice.

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.

CHICAGO: BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL IN "MUSIC - •AS SEEN ON TV"

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael bring their brand new show "Music - As Seen on TV" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturdays, April 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th at 8:00 pm. Menzie & Michael explore how television brought some of the most memorable musical moments right into our homes. From variety & talk shows, celebrity TV specials, American Bandstand to American Idol and much more, it'll be "a really big show!" There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: TWO SINGING DOCTORS WITH A PRESCRIPTION FOR LAUGHTER!

"Damaged Care," The Musical Comedy about Health Care in America, written and performed by The Singing Doctors: Greg LaGana, M.D., and Barry Levy, M.D., returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788), with performances on Saturday & Sunday, April 5th & 6th at 2:00 pm. Musical direction and original music is by Brad Ross, and the show is directed by Michael Schiralli. Greg and Barry were medical school classmates at Cornell Medical College in New York in the late 1960'. Greg is an internist at Merck and Schering-Plough pharmaceutical companies in New Jersey, and Barry is a specialist in occupational and environmental medicine and an Adjunct Professor at Tufts Medical School. Damaged Care highlights issues of great concern to health professionals and the general public, including managed care, reduced insurance coverage, the dehumanization of health care, hospital mergers, the inadequate emphasis on prevention, "cost containment," medical errors, and the threat of "superbugs" and Obamacare. "Damaged Care" has been performed 130 times in 28 states and Canada since 1996. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LENALENALENA! WITH LENA MOY-BORGEN

Lena Moy-Borgen and Katy Pfaffl bring you 'LenaLenaLena!' at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, April 5th at 7:00 pm. LenaLenaLena! is the story of a Chinese Jew from Oakland, California with the soul of a chorus girl crossed with Mel Brooks' sense of humor. Expect show tunes, stories and lots of fun. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DANIEL: AN ORDINARY TRAGEDY - THE CABARET

Daniel: an Ordinary Tragedy will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, April 5th at 7:00 pm. The show is a new musical being developed by its two young new writers, Ion Constantine and Amar Benkhoukha. It tells the story of a young musician ahead of his time searching for love in all the wrong places. It tells the story of a budding artist who is trying to create - through love, his crumbling mother, his best friend and the three men in his life he finds out where to seek true validation in this musical selection of songs from this soulful new musical. The cast members; Ion Constantine, Abby Slocum, Jamie Boswell, Cody Petit, Tyler Matos, and Laura Chamberlain. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ERIC YVES GARCIA'S ONE NIGHT STANDARDS RETURNS

Eric Yves Garcia is bringing his show, "One Night Standards," back to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) with two performances, on Saturday, April 5th at 8:00 pm, before taking it to the prestigious Brownville Music Festival in mid-April. The show pulls lesser-known songs from the Great American Songbook canon, with selections reflecting the trials of love and loss in the city. Garcia's musings on the rigor and melancholy of the performer's life are peppered with self-deprecating humor and charm that disarms his audience. Eric burst onto the NYC cabaret scene in May when he was a featured artist in The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 45th Anniversary Celebration "Remembering Mabel and Bobby" at The Town Hall. Since then, he has been named the recipient of the Margaret Whiting Award at the 24th New York Cabaret Convention, and the winner of the 2014 Bistro Award for Outstanding Singer/Instrumentalist. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: EEEK! A MOUSICAL! AT STAGE 72

EEEK! A MOUSICAL! will be presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Saturdays in April and May at 11:00 am. This musical fable is brought up to date in a fun & lively show for all ages. Bara, our City Mom (Julia Menn) is finding the hectic pace of life a little bit frustrating, with all the new technology and longs for an escape to the Country to visit her sister, Clarisa (Vicki Oceguera) and her family. A few hours proves to be all the Peace & Quite this gang can take! And, when the country mice go to the city they find the throngs of people and honking horns are a little too frightening! Does each family realize their Happiness, may not be everyone's Happiness? Does this fable make the point that each of us is different and we should love and respect our differences? Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: DEATH AT THE DEVEREUX

Death at The Devereux will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, April 5th at 7:00 pm. The show, written and directed by Charlotte Yakovleff and performed by The Devereux Theater Players, is an original murder mystery musical comedy set back in the 1920's. Guests have been invited to the grand re-opening of Bobby Lyle's speakeasy, The Devereux. With Bobby's obsession over his biggest competitor and nemesis Johnny Bostello, owner of The Brigadoon, the stage is set for murder and confusion. As the play begins someone, oddly enough, dies. (Who would have thought someone would die in a murder mystery?) Throughout the evening guests (the audience) will wonder who-dun-it, while each cast member tries to avoid getting thrown to the coppers, and tries to figure out if Bobby Lyle's on the level or if he's the fall guy and will be left holding the bag. So put your glad rags on, and get a wiggle on down to The Devereux, where you can join us for some giggle juice and a have jazzy good time! The musical play will feature original Off-Broadway cast members Matt Brooks, Lynne Strang, Phil Williams, Ara Casey, Terri Grimes-Marin, Charles Hoffman, Teri Pierce, Jim Boykin, Stephanie Lawrence, Helen Rusnak, Jolanda Janczewski, Teri Meyer, Daniel Serpati, Matt Robinson, Dianne Janczewski, Marie Koneczny, and Charlotte Yakovleff. There is a $45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MARCUS PAUL JAMES AT 54 BELOW

With special guests Crystal Monee Hall and Michael McElroy! Broadway actor, singer and songwriter Marcus Paul James brings a night of R&B to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, April 5th at 11:00 pm in his show Love and Soul. With Brian Whitted leading the band, Marcus turns the stage into a soulfest with a mix of Broadway, covers and original tunes - out to prove that the modern-day balladeers and crooners are still alive and well. Marcus was last seen in the off-Broadway revival of Rent, where he reprised his role of Mr. Jefferson and "Seasons of Love" soloist. Before that, he was a part of the Broadway closing casts of the Tony Award-winning shows In the Heights and Rent, as well the movie Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway. Marcus has released two albums of his own music, as well as been featured on multiple up-and-coming composer albums, including Scott Alan (Keys) and Bobby Cronin (Reach the Sky). There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE LOSERS LOUNGE RETURNS: LINDA RONSTADT VS. CARLY SIMON

The Losers Lounge is back with at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555)! They are presenting "Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly Simon" Thursday through Saturday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm; 4th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and the 5th at 1:00, 6:30 & 9:00 pm. They will entertain with all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge. Losers's Lounge was started by session keyboardist Joe Mcginty (Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Ryan Adams) and psycho-cabaret singer Nick Danger. Originally a piano singalong night at The Pink Pony Cafe on Ludlow Street in lower Manhattan, The Loser's debuted at The Fez Nightclub with A Tribute To Burt Bacharach. House band The Kustard Kings joined the show in june 1994 for The Mancini Tribute and have been the backup band ever since. In any given show, The Kings backup over 20 different singers culled from the always exploding NYC music scene. Since 1993, The Losers Lounge has performed nearly 300 shows honoring 50 different artists, from ABBA to THE ZOMBIES, sometimes with the honorees present: Lee Hazlewood, Paul Williams and Denny Doherty (of The Mamas & Papas) all enthusiastically attended their own tribute nights. Sometimes famous people stop by to sing (Nellie Mckay, the late Joey Ramone, Andy Richter, Parker Posey, Debby Harry, Fred Armisen, J Mascis and They Might Be Giants) but it's the talented group of regulars that consistently bring the house down. After 10 years of sold out shows at Fez, Losers Lounge now packs 'em in regularly at JOE'S PUB. There is a $25 cover.

NYC: BARBARA CARROLL SATURDAYS AT BIRDLAND

NYC Cabaret/Jazz icon Barbara Carroll performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturday, April 5th at 6:00 pm. She is joined by her long-time bassist Jay Leonhart. Barbara Carroll's still evolving career as a jazz pianist began when she played her first New York engagement opposite Dizzy Gillespie's big band at the Downbeat Club in 1947. A thrilling if a trifle unsettling debut for a young female pianist from Worcester, Massachusetts who began playing the piano at five and who's family was wise enough to give her lessons that provided her with a basic knowledge of classical technique. In 1978, she was booked into the Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle hotel for a two week engagement - and stayed for twenty five years. It was at the Carlyle that she began to feature her singing as an integral part of her performances. Following her 25 years at the Carlyle, she is well into another long run in the famous Oak Room at New York's Algonquin Hotel, making a significant and successful effort to incorporate jazz playing into a cabaret venue. Other recent engagements have included concerts at Philharmonic Hall in Naples, Florida, the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, concerts at the Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as well as twelve sold out performances at Dizzy's Club, at Jazz at Lincoln Center. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: REGINA CARTER'S "SOUTHERN COMFORT" CD RELEASE

Regina Carter will celebrate her "Southern Comfort" CD Release at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 1st through 5th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. As the most recent in a long line of important and eclectic Jazz artists from Detroit (including Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Burrell, Barry Harris, cousin James Carter and others) Carter continues her musical journey through history with her Sony Music Master Works Debut, "Southern Comfort," in which she investigates her family history and explores the folk tunes her paternal grandfather, a coalminer, would have heard as he toiled in Alabama. The expanded project includes a blend of folk songs and spirituals, serving as Carter's interpretation of her roots through modern jazz.There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ROY HARGROVE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. At 36, Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. During his tenure on the Verve label alone, he has recorded an album with a hand-picked collection of the world's greatest tenor saxophonists (With the Tenors of Our Time), an album of standards with strings (Moment to Moment) and, in 2003, introduced his own hip hop/jazz collective The RH Factor with the groundbreaking CD Hard Groove (swiftly followed by the limited edition EP, Strength). Hargrove has also won Grammy• Awards for two vastly different projects. In 1997, Roy's Cuban-based band Crisol (including piano legend Jesus "Chucho" Valdes and wonder drummer Horatio "El Negro" Hernandez) won the Best Latin Jazz Performance Grammy for the album Habana. And in 2002, Hargrove, Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker won Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group, for their three-way collaboration Directions in Music. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: UHADI: ALL-STARS OF JOHANNESBURG JAZZ

Uhadi: All-Stars of Johannesburg Jazz Featuring Sibongile Khumalo will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, April 3rd through 6th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Uhadi, an all-star jazz band from Johannesburg (Feya Faku, trumpet; McCoy Mrubata, saxophones/music director; Paul Hanmer, piano; Herbie Tsoaeli, bass; and Justin Badenhorst, drums), will set Dizzy's alight with its joyful, high-energy brand of jazz, as it celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa and honors the life and work of the late Nelson Mandela. Joining them on stage is "South Africa's first lady of song," mezzo-soprano Sibongile Khumalo. A frequent collaborator with legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela, Khumalo has established herself as a leading lady of opera, appearing at venues like Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and the Barbican Centre. However, Khumalo's range is far broader than opera, as demonstrated in her award winning albums, which traverse styles from African indigenous and choral music, to Western classical and jazz. Don't miss the U.S. debut of this monumental collaboration. There is a $35-$45 cover.

BOSTON: LEE KONITZ QUARTET AT THE REGATTABAR

The Lee Konitz Quartet featuring Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone; Dan Tepfer, Piano; Jeremy Stratton, Bass; and George Schuller, Drums, will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Saturday, April 5th at 7:30 pm. Alto Saxophonist Lee Konitz has enjoyed one of the most creative and prolific careers in modern jazz. After early experience with the Claude Thornhill Orchestra (arranged by Gil Evans), Stan Kenton's Orchestra, the innovative small groups of pianist Lennie Tristano, and the Miles Davis Capitol Orchestra, Konitz turned freelance and has remained on the cutting edge of post-bop improvisation ever since. He has occasionally led a nonet (now resurrected!) and various quartets, but his exceptionally large and varied discography also includes an early unaccompanied saxophone solo album, several innovative albums of duets that spanned jazz styles, and collaborations which reads like the "who's who" of the Jazz world. Lee Konitz is the only still active musician to have played all three ever excisting Birdland clubs in New York City. Like Gil Evans or Coleman Hawkins Lee is always open and interested to play with young musicans and participates in exciting new musical projects co-lead by them (like the Lee Konitz NewNonet or the Lee Konitz-Ohad Talmor String Project). There is a $28 cover.

BOSTON: NAJEE RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM

Two-time Grammy Award Nominee and international renowned jazz saxophonist, flautist, composer and arranger, Najee, will unveil his 15th studio album, "The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey" at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, April 4th & 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. As one of the top-selling jazz saxophonist of our generation, Najee continues to demonstrate his consistency to connect with various audiences throughout the world. Creating music at this level in his career, he claims, is still exhilarating. Dinner/Show: $78 Show only: $38.

TORONTO: KIRK MACDONALD QUARTET - "SYMMETRY" CD RELEASE

One of this country's leading jazz musicians, award-winning saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald celebrates a new release at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, April 3rd through 5th at 9:00 pm. On the CD "Symmetry", on Addo Records, his group explores the concepts of 'symmetry' as related to musical form, structure, harmony, melody, and rhythm. The quartet features Kirk MacDonald - tenor saxophone, Brian Dickinson - piano, Neil Swainson - bass and Dennis Mackrel - drums. There is a $15-$20 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: AARON ZUKEWICH

Aaron Zukewich, musician and composer, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Saturday, April 5th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Aaron grew up playing his Grandmother's piano in Niagara, Ontario. He attended Grimsby Secondary School, where under the guidance of inspirational music teacher Mark Saresky, he decided to pursue music studies at University. It was also at this time that he first began studying alto saxophone with local jazz saxophonist Harry Garber and found a passion for jazz music. In working towards a music preformance degree from York University Aaron was privaledged to study with two of Canada's top jazz talents, Mike Murley and Kelly Jefferson; and had opportunity to play in a variety of ensembles on saxophone and piano, including York's jazz orchestra, Wind Symphony and Latin Ensebmle. Through these he studied and performed with many great musicians, and was especially influence by Kevin Turcotte and Lorne Lofsky. In addition to his solo piano work, Aaron put together the "Hands Together Tio", a Niagara Based jazz group that performs his original, contemporary compositions. Aaron Zukewich is a busy sideman in Niagara as a member of the Niagara-on-the-Lake quartet "Sowhat!", the sax guitar duo "Duoly Noted", Hamilton rock group "Phsycadelicatessin", and has recently started playing with "Steve Burnside and the Marquis", "James Doolin and the Mob" and the "Recall Blues Band". In 2011 Aaron has performed at the Syndicate, Bank Lounge, Taps, Four Tripple Five, and Scotiabank Convention Center in Niagara Falls; Hamilton's Westside theatre, Sontewalls, Cat and Fiddle, Lazy Flamingo and Artword Artbar; Niagara's Jordan House, the Revival in Toronto, and can be heard every Saturday evening at the Host in Port Dalhousie and alternating Fridays at the Cafe on Main in Fonthill. There is no cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: CHEIKH NDOYE & FRIENDS AT BLUES ALLEY

Cheikh NDoye & Friends, featurin: Karen Briggs (Violin), Kazumi Watanabe (Guitar), Raul Pineda (Drums), Dan Leonard (Guitar), Arshak Sirunyan (Piano) & Bob Francesschini (Sax) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 3rd through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cheikh NDoye is a bassist, composer, arranger and accomplished musical artist whose music is a rich fusion of jazz and world music influences stemming from his West African heritage combined with his love for classic and contemporary American jazz. Originally from Senegal, Cheikh's fascination with the diverse, rich sounds and rhythms of the local music scene started in his prime age. Early in his life Cheikh played the piano, and was attracted to many jazz greats. After listening to Weather Report's 8:30 album, he was so captivated by Jaco Pastorius melodic and harmonic developments that he immediately fell in love with the bass guitar. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: RUSSELL GUNN & DIONNE FARRIS AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Russell Gunn & Dionne Farris will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, April 4th & 5th at 8:30 pm. Dionne Farris has performed and recorded the likes of hip-hop, pop, soul, gospel, and modern R&B and now adds jazz to her repertoire. Born in the land of the funk, (Plainfield, NJ), she grew up listening to everything from P-Funk to the song styling's of the great jazz singers (the latter influenced by her maternal grandparents), and with all that stirring inside, it was bound to show up at some point in her musical DNA. A certified member of the hip-hop generation by age and geography (the hardcore ghetto of East St. Louis), Russell Gunn's early aspirations in the world of rap music took precedence over the trumpet that he began playing in fourth grade. When he reached sixteen, the deadline he set for his hip-hop career to take off, and his dedication to the art of jazz took shape. Dionne and Russell have embarked on a musical journey that will lift them higher along with inspiring those that support them. There is a $30 cover.


BETHESDA, MD: JAMISON & DOUBLE O SOUL

Jamison and Double O Soul will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday, April 5th at 8:00 pm. They fuse a range of influences into a single dose of familiar sound. It's a warm collage of American rock and soul music - a collision of the M.G.'s. and Gypsys era Hendrix. Each set list plays like a jukebox road trip as the band connects its musical roots from Memphis, Tennessee to the Mississippi Delta, from Chicago to Detroit and all points in between. Striking originals fit comfortably between classics like Sam Cooke's "Bring it on Home," and Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor." There is a $15 cover.

FLORIDA: MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, JR. AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 1st through 12th at 8:30 pm. Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success over the last four decades as recording artists, performers and authors. They have received seven Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and three platinum records, and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage. Both as a duo and as lead vocalists of The 5th Dimension, one of the most popular singing groups in the late 60s and early 70s, they have performed to sold-out concerts around the world. Among their top hits are Up, Up & Away, Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In, Wedding Bell Blues, One Less Bell to Answer, Stones Soul Picnic and You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show). This will be the second Royal Room engagement for Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., following their Colony Hotel debut in Spring 2009. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show, $65 show only; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show, $75 show only.

ST. LOUIS: TODD & KELLY DECKER WITH THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME

Todd and Kelly Decker present They Can't Take That Away from Me: Songs and Stories of George and Ira Gershwin as part of the GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL (358 North Boyle Street, Louis MO - 314-725-4200 EXT 10 -) on Saturday, April 5th at 8:00 pm. The Gershwin brothers - George (music) and Ira (lyrics) - remade popular music in the 1920s and 1930s, writing songs for Broadway shows and Hollywood films that have stood the test of time. In their own time, these sons of Jewish immigrants helped define what the word "jazz" meant and charted a meteoric path to international stardom before George's untimely death at age thirty-eight. This show revisits the Gershwins' greatest songs - "The Man I Love," "Summertime," "I Got Rhythm," "S'Wonderful," the list goes on and on - and explores just what makes a Gershwin tune so irresistible. Kelly and Todd Decker have been performing together for twenty-five years, sharing music from Mozart to Gershwin. Kelly (soprano) has sung leading roles in operas like Die Fledermaus and musicals like Oklahoma! Todd (piano) teaches music and film history at Washington University and has published books on Fred Astaire and Show Boat. Their cabaret shows combine classic American popular songs from Broadway and Hollywood with tales about the songs and the songwriters. There is a $25 cover. See http://www.gaslightcabaretfestival.com for full information on all shows.

PALM SPRINGS: JUDY GOLD PLAYS THE COPA

Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Judy Gold will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Friday, April 4th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 5th at 7:30 pm. Gold is best known as the star of her two critically acclaimed long-running Off Broadway hit shows. Judy's most recent show, The Judy Show - My Life As A Sitcom ran from June 2011 - January 2012 at The D-R-2 theater in New York and as part of 2013 season at The Geffen Theatre in L.A. Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: DENISE MORGAN AT THE GARDENIA

Denise Morgan will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, April 4th & 5th at 9:00 pm. Denise studied performing arts, classical vocals, and acting at LACC, USC, and the Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and has performed with many gospel choirs and groups, then made her solo jazz debut in 2010. She continues to study voice with Howlett Smith, and is a member of his World Stage Jazz Workshop in Leimert Park. She has sung with the Angel City Chorale and in Gustav Mahler's Symphony #8 with the LA Philharmonic under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL AT YOSHI'S

Kindred the Family Soul, also referred to as Kindred, will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, April 4th & 5th with shows at 8:30 & 10:00 pm. They are an American R&B, soul, and neo soul duo consisting of the married couple of Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon. Signed to Hidden Beach Recordings, Kindred emerged from the Philadelphia neo soul movement that also includes Jill Scott, who discovered them while the couple was performing at the Black Lily Film & Music Festival. The duo were nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Group Band or Duo for Surrender to Love in 2004 and a BET Award for the BET J Cool Like That Award in 2006. The group's third LP, The Arrival, was released on October 21, 2008. Dinner/Show: $62-$68 Show only: $24-$30.

SAN FRANCISCO: WELL-STRUNG: THE SINGING STRING QUARTET

One Direction step aside, there's a new kind of boy band on the circuit! After two sold-out engagements in December 2013, FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) welcomes the return of all-male string quartet Well-Strung: The Singing String Quartet for four performances - Thursday & Friday, April 3rd & 4th at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, April 5th & 6th at 7:00 pm. Well-Strung will feature music of Mozart, Vivaldi and Bach as well as new arrangements of songs by Pink, Adele, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and more!•There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: CHRISTINE BOVILL SINGS PIAF AT CRAZY COQS

Christine Bovill presents PIAF at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday & Saturday, April 4th & 5th at 8:00 pm. No glamour. No gimmicks. No pretence. Nothing but a voice singing of life's triumphs and tragedies. PIAF is a powerful musical homage to one of France's most endearing icons, celebrating some of her best known songs, threaded with Piaf's story and Bovill's own remarkable journey in the world of chanson. She takes her audience through tragic love stories such as L'Accordeoniste and L'Hymne a L'Amour, lighter numbers such as Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin and the classics Piaf is best known for. An award-winning songwriter in her own right, who has built her reputation on her interpretation of classic 20th century songs, Bovill has toured throughout Europe with her self-penned homage to the Little Sparrow. During her sold out run at the famous Spiegeltent at last year's Edinburgh Festival, Bovill realised a lifelong dream when she shared the stage with Charles Dumont, great friend of Piaf and most famously, composer of Non, Je ne Regrette Rien. They performed several songs together to close the show. PIAF was awarded the Fringe laurels for Total Sell Out Show 2011 and 2012 and received 5 star reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: LATE NIGHT JAZZ: GABRIELLE DUCOMBLE

Much-admired vocalist Gabrielle Ducomble and her band perform 'Parisian-style jazz & tango', including songs from her new all-French album, NOTES FROM PARIS at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Saturday, April 5th at 10:30 pm as part of the clubs Late Night Jazz series.. With elegant vocals and emotional punch, Gabrielle puts a fresh jazz spin on iconic chansons by Edith Piaf, Michel Legrand, Astor Piazzolla and others. From Ne Me Quitte Pas to La Vie en Rose and Oblivion, these are songs of joy, longing, bitter-sweet love and passion. Tango, waltz and bossa entwine in authentic arrangements that are also wonderfully contemporary. With Benet McLean on piano and violin and Nick Kacal on double bass

LONDON: THE PHEASANTRY PRESENTS CHRISTINE ANDREAS

Award-winning singer, Broadway star, and Tony nominee Christine Andreas will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th at 8:30 pm. Christine most recently completed a year in 'La Cage aux Folles' with Kelsey Grammer, as well as a much acclaimed National tour as Margaret Johnson in 'The Light in the Piazza'. Ms. Andreas first captured New York City theatre-goer's hearts and became a star in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle (Theatre World Award); followed by the revival of Oklahoma!, as Laurey, working with Billy Hammerstein & Agnes deMillle (Tony Nomination); and On Your Toes, as Frankie Frayne, directed by the legendary director George Abbott, (Tony Nomination). Call for cover/minimum information.


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LONG ISLAND: ARTISTS IN PARTNERSHIP PRESENT FOLK-2-FUNK FESTIVAL

FOLK-2-FUNK Festival, an eclectic mix of Folk, Americana, Funk and Blues, will be presented by Artists In Partnership on Friday through Sunday, April 4th through 6th at the LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY - 516-432-7201). On Friday, April 4th at 7:30 pm, Kim & Peter Kuperschmid are featured performers, followed at 8:15 pm by Pamela Lewis & Friends with Sean & Donna Gillen, band leaders of CODE BLEU. All events are free and open to the public. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice.

FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

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

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NYC: BARBARA McCARTHY: DREAMING THIS TIME

Barbara McCarthy will present "Dreaming This Time" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, April 4th at 7:00 pm. With "Dreaming This Time", Barbara McCarthy presents a classic cabaret show. Dramatically enlivened by her diverse stage background, her performance embraces many musical genres and displays the agility and strength of her three octave range. She is is accompanied on piano by Regan Ryzuk. Barbara has appeared off-Broadway in the long-running improvisational hit "The Proposition" at The Manhattan Theatre Club, with the New Jersey State Opera Company and the Stuyvesant Opera Company in New York City. She has performed roles in regional theatre ranging from Hedy LaRue in "How to Succeed" to Zerlina in "Don Giovanni". She has appeared in industrial films and in over 250 television commercials for such companies as American Express, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Mercedes, Hallmark, Nabisco and Proctor & Gamble, as well as roles in the daytime television soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live". She has recorded three CDs, Barbara McCarthy Sings!, By George - the Songs of George Gershwin, and Dreaming This Time (currently in production). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, Thank You For Being A Friend returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for its third limited-run engagement. Performances are Thursday & Friday, April 3rd & 4th at 7:00 pm & Sunday, April 6th at 9:30 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: DISTORTED DIZNEE / BROADWAY / HOLLYWOOD

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

NYC: SETH BISEN-HERSH WITH NOT YOUR GRANDMA'S CABARET

On Friday, April 4th at 9:30 pm, Seth Bisen-Hersh will revisit his filthiest, naughtiest, raunchiest, most offensive material in an evening entitled Not Your Grandma's Cabaret at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). The revue features 15 older songs from Bisen-Hersh's catalogs including songs from the award-winning Fringe musical Meaningless Sex and selections from his older cabarets MeaningFUL Sex, Neurotic Tendencies, Why Am I Not Famous Yet? and The Gayest, Straight Man Alive. Furthermore, the show will present some smutty trunk songs never before heard and 3 new dirty ditties. We would list some of the song titles in this press release, but then it might not be printable by some media outlets! Bisen-Hersh will be joined on stage by the racy, ribald Matt DaSilva, Teresa Hui, Madison James, Aaron Keller, Amy Lang, Melissa Meli, Kyla Noelle, Brian Shaw and Lauren Testerman. There is a $12 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, April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th 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: ALEX MAXWELL PLAYS WITH HIMSELF ... TONIGHT

On Friday, April 4th at 7:00 pm, Alex Maxwell will be performing his one-man show "Alex Maxwell Plays With Himself ... Tonight" at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590). It should prove to be eccentric fun, music, and spectacle to excite viewers and leave them fulfilled. Who is Alex Maxwell? A man whose voice wails louder than the snarl of his guitar, determined to get through to you and leave you stunned by his Country Grunge Folk sound. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: A CONCERT VERSION OF KANDER & EBB'S THE ACT

A concert version celebrating the score of John Kander & Fred Ebb's The Act returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and Friday, March 4th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. The songs of the show-which originally played Broadway in 1977 with Liza Minnelli as the lead-take place in a nightclub, so it's only fitting this one-night-only event takes place in the swankiest nightclub in town! The cast assembled includes Tony Award winner Cady Huffman, Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Julia Murney, Karen Mason, Emma Hunton, Rachelle Rak, Mamie Parris, Carole J. Bufford, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Elizabeth Ann Berg, Jennifer Malenke and Will Porter, and more. Backed by a three-piece swinging band and helmed by director Will Nunziata, an all-star list of Broadway & television's top talent will sing some of the most joyful & gorgeous songs that Kander & Ebb ever wrote, including "The Money Tree," "Arthur in the Afternoon," "City Lights," "Shine It On," "Bobo's," "It's the Strangest Thing," "My Own Space," and even songs that were cut out of town and will be making their NYC premiere! Proceeds to benefit The Actors Fund. Directed & re-conceived by Will Nunziata. Musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. Choreography by Jessica Redish. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE LOSERS LOUNGE RETURNS: LINDA RONSTADT VS. CARLY SIMON

The Losers Lounge is back with at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555)! They are presenting "Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly Simon" Thursday through Saturday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm; 4th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and the 5th at 1:00, 6:30 & 9:00 pm. They will entertain with all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge. Losers's Lounge was started by session keyboardist Joe Mcginty (Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Ryan Adams) and psycho-cabaret singer Nick Danger. Originally a piano singalong night at The Pink Pony Cafe on Ludlow Street in lower Manhattan, The Loser's debuted at The Fez Nightclub with A Tribute To Burt Bacharach. House band The Kustard Kings joined the show in june 1994 for The Mancini Tribute and have been the backup band ever since. In any given show, The Kings backup over 20 different singers culled from the always exploding NYC music scene. Since 1993, The Losers Lounge has performed nearly 300 shows honoring 50 different artists, from ABBA to THE ZOMBIES, sometimes with the honorees present: Lee Hazlewood, Paul Williams and Denny Doherty (of The Mamas & Papas) all enthusiastically attended their own tribute nights. Sometimes famous people stop by to sing (Nellie Mckay, the late Joey Ramone, Andy Richter, Parker Posey, Debby Harry, Fred Armisen, J Mascis and They Might Be Giants) but it's the talented group of regulars that consistently bring the house down. After 10 years of sold out shows at Fez, Losers Lounge now packs 'em in regularly at JOE'S PUB. There is a $25 cover.

NYC: BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL TO PERFORM "SIMPLY BROADWAY" BENEFIT

Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will perform a solo concert to benefit Hunter College Elementary School on Friday, April 4th, at 7:30 pm at DANNY KAYE PLAYHOUSE AT HUNTER COLLEGE (695 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-772-4448). Mitchell will perform selections from his new album, Simply Broadway. Last year, Mitchell performed to packed houses at Alice Tully Hall in November and Town Hall in July. Mitchell is a four-time Tony Award nominee; he won the award in 2000 for his starring role in Kiss Me, Kate. Most recently, Mitchell headlined "A Broadway Christmas" at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic. He also frequently performs in film and television. Mitchell and his wife, actress Allyson Tucker Mitchell, are Hunter College Elementary School parents. They are also great supporters of the school. Hunter College Elementary School is a publicly funded laboratory school administered by Hunter College. Seats are available for $100, $80, and $60. Tickets are tax-deductible to the fullest extent.

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: REGINA CARTER'S "SOUTHERN COMFORT" CD RELEASE

Regina Carter will celebrate her "Southern Comfort" CD Release at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 1st through 5th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. As the most recent in a long line of important and eclectic Jazz artists from Detroit (including Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Burrell, Barry Harris, cousin James Carter and others) Carter continues her musical journey through history with her Sony Music Master Works Debut, "Southern Comfort," in which she investigates her family history and explores the folk tunes her paternal grandfather, a coalminer, would have heard as he toiled in Alabama. The expanded project includes a blend of folk songs and spirituals, serving as Carter's interpretation of her roots through modern jazz.There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ROY HARGROVE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. At 36, Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. During his tenure on the Verve label alone, he has recorded an album with a hand-picked collection of the world's greatest tenor saxophonists (With the Tenors of Our Time), an album of standards with strings (Moment to Moment) and, in 2003, introduced his own hip hop/jazz collective The RH Factor with the groundbreaking CD Hard Groove (swiftly followed by the limited edition EP, Strength). Hargrove has also won Grammy• Awards for two vastly different projects. In 1997, Roy's Cuban-based band Crisol (including piano legend Jesus "Chucho" Valdes and wonder drummer Horatio "El Negro" Hernandez) won the Best Latin Jazz Performance Grammy for the album Habana. And in 2002, Hargrove, Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker won Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group, for their three-way collaboration Directions in Music. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: UHADI: ALL-STARS OF JOHANNESBURG JAZZ

Uhadi: All-Stars of Johannesburg Jazz Featuring Sibongile Khumalo will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, April 3rd through 6th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Uhadi, an all-star jazz band from Johannesburg (Feya Faku, trumpet; McCoy Mrubata, saxophones/music director; Paul Hanmer, piano; Herbie Tsoaeli, bass; and Justin Badenhorst, drums), will set Dizzy's alight with its joyful, high-energy brand of jazz, as it celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa and honors the life and work of the late Nelson Mandela. Joining them on stage is "South Africa's first lady of song," mezzo-soprano Sibongile Khumalo. A frequent collaborator with legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela, Khumalo has established herself as a leading lady of opera, appearing at venues like Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and the Barbican Centre. However, Khumalo's range is far broader than opera, as demonstrated in her award winning albums, which traverse styles from African indigenous and choral music, to Western classical and jazz. Don't miss the U.S. debut of this monumental collaboration. There is a $35-$45 cover.

BOSTON: AL KOOPER'S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH FUNKY FACULTY

Al Kooper once again returns to THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday, April 4th at 7:30 pm to celebrate his 70th birthday in grand fashion. The band features Al Kooper - keyboards, guitar, mandolin; Bob Doezema- electric guitar; Jeff Stout - trumpet; Daryl Lowery - saxes, flute; Jesse Williams - bass; Mark The Sheriff - drums. A legendary keyboardist, songwriter, and producer, Kooper appeared on Bob Dylan's classic albums Highway 61 Revisited (1965) and Blonde on Blonde (1966), and he produced New Morning for Dylan in 1970. He also toured as a member of Dylan's band off and on over the years. He was a member of the influential group The Blues Project from 1965 to 1967, and he formed Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1967, remaining with the group for its debut album Child is Father to the Man (1968). Kooper was also the principal songwriter for both bands. As if all of that weren't enough, he also appeared on and produced 1968's platinum Super Session album with Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills. There is a $40 cover.


BOSTON: NAJEE RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM

Two-time Grammy Award Nominee and international renowned jazz saxophonist, flautist, composer and arranger, Najee, will unveil his 15th studio album, "The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey" at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, April 4th & 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. As one of the top-selling jazz saxophonist of our generation, Najee continues to demonstrate his consistency to connect with various audiences throughout the world. Creating music at this level in his career, he claims, is still exhilarating. Dinner/Show: $78 Show only: $38.

TORONTO: KIRK MACDONALD QUARTET - "SYMMETRY" CD RELEASE

One of this country's leading jazz musicians, award-winning saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald celebrates a new release at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, April 3rd through 5th at 9:00 pm. On the CD "Symmetry", on Addo Records, his group explores the concepts of 'symmetry' as related to musical form, structure, harmony, melody, and rhythm. The quartet features Kirk MacDonald - tenor saxophone, Brian Dickinson - piano, Neil Swainson - bass and Dennis Mackrel - drums. There is a $15-$20 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: ANDREW SLADE

Pianist, arranger, and composer Andrew Slade will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday & Friday, April 3rd & 4th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, BC, Slade is a new addition to Toronto's vibrant jazz scene. Making his way to the GTA by way of Montreal, Andrew is a part of the University of Toronto's newest crop of Master's students. He spent his formative years studying classical piano, eventually attaining a Bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria. After a period living in Mexico and studying jazz and composition, he fell in love with improvised music and found his passion. Andrew has studied with some of the top pianists in the field, including Hugh Fraser, Ross Taggart, Andre White, Jan Jarczyk, George Colligan, and many others. In demand as both a performer and clinician, Andrew has worked in a wide variety of situations, from orchestras, to big bands, to solo piano. He is currently involved in a number of projects with U of T and is very excited to be a part of the music in Toronto. There is no cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: CHEIKH NDOYE & FRIENDS AT BLUES ALLEY

Cheikh NDoye & Friends, featurin: Karen Briggs (Violin), Kazumi Watanabe (Guitar), Raul Pineda (Drums), Dan Leonard (Guitar), Arshak Sirunyan (Piano) & Bob Francesschini (Sax) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 3rd through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cheikh NDoye is a bassist, composer, arranger and accomplished musical artist whose music is a rich fusion of jazz and world music influences stemming from his West African heritage combined with his love for classic and contemporary American jazz. Originally from Senegal, Cheikh's fascination with the diverse, rich sounds and rhythms of the local music scene started in his prime age. Early in his life Cheikh played the piano, and was attracted to many jazz greats. After listening to Weather Report's 8:30 album, he was so captivated by Jaco Pastorius melodic and harmonic developments that he immediately fell in love with the bass guitar. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: RUSSELL GUNN & DIONNE FARRIS AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Russell Gunn & Dionne Farris will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, April 4th & 5th at 8:30 pm. Dionne Farris has performed and recorded the likes of hip-hop, pop, soul, gospel, and modern R&B and now adds jazz to her repertoire. Born in the land of the funk, (Plainfield, NJ), she grew up listening to everything from P-Funk to the song styling's of the great jazz singers (the latter influenced by her maternal grandparents), and with all that stirring inside, it was bound to show up at some point in her musical DNA. A certified member of the hip-hop generation by age and geography (the hardcore ghetto of East St. Louis), Russell Gunn's early aspirations in the world of rap music took precedence over the trumpet that he began playing in fourth grade. When he reached sixteen, the deadline he set for his hip-hop career to take off, and his dedication to the art of jazz took shape. Dionne and Russell have embarked on a musical journey that will lift them higher along with inspiring those that support them. There is a $30 cover.


BETHESDA, MD: JOHN NEMETH AND THE BO-KEYS

John Nemeth and The Bo-Keys, featuring Percy Wiggins, will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, April 4th at 8:30 pm. Soul man John Nemeth has followed an unusual path. Born in Boise, ID, to Hungarian immigrant parents, he got his start singing at Catholic Daughters of America luncheons and made a living as a truck driver. But he always followed his muse. After living for a time in Oakland, CA, John relocated his family to Memphis last year to be closer to the birthplace of blues, soul, and rock 'n roll. Though his rental truck broke down in Arizona en route, 2 days later he was at Scott Bomar's Electraphonic Studio with the Bo-Keys, cutting his new album 'Memphis Grease,' an aptly-titled 13-track album, out on Blue Corn Music (home to Ruthie Foster) March 25th. It's slathered with fatback soul and blues done the Memphis way: tight horn lines, whirling organ with John's soaring voice and wicked harp playing front and center. John honed his harmonica skills while driving trucks, jamming to Junior Wells records on the road. The Bo-Keys are a group of veteran Memphis players that made their names backing the likes of Al Green, O.V. Wright, Rufus Thomas, and the Bar-Kays. Nemeth nabbed 5 Blues Music Award nominations in the past 2 years, and he's performed and worked with Robert Cray, Keb' Mo', Elvin Bishop, Junior Watson. There is a $35 cover.


FLORIDA: MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, JR. AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 1st through 12th at 8:30 pm. Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success over the last four decades as recording artists, performers and authors. They have received seven Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and three platinum records, and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage. Both as a duo and as lead vocalists of The 5th Dimension, one of the most popular singing groups in the late 60s and early 70s, they have performed to sold-out concerts around the world. Among their top hits are Up, Up & Away, Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In, Wedding Bell Blues, One Less Bell to Answer, Stones Soul Picnic and You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show). This will be the second Royal Room engagement for Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., following their Colony Hotel debut in Spring 2009. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show, $65 show only; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show, $75 show only.

ST. LOUIS: KATIE McGRATH AND LOVE IN THE DESERT

Katie McGrath will present her show Love in the Desert as part of the GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL (358 North Boyle Street, Louis MO - 314-725-4200 EXT 10 - ) on Friday, April 4th at 8:00 pm. The show is sub-titled 'Romance in an Age of Scarcity'. Nobody's better at love gone bad than Katie, who asks, "In our world economy, scarcity is the problem of having seemingly unlimited human wants and needs in a world of limited resources. But this issue is also alive and well in matters of love. Why is it then, as we age and the prospective romance population shrinks, we become needier yet more demanding than ever?" Neal Richardson is the Music Director and Tim Schall directs. There is a $22 cover. See http://www.gaslightcabaretfestival.com for full information on all shows.

PALM SPRINGS: JUDY GOLD PLAYS THE COPA

Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Judy Gold will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Friday, April 4th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 5th at 7:30 pm. Gold is best known as the star of her two critically acclaimed long-running Off Broadway hit shows. Judy's most recent show, The Judy Show - My Life As A Sitcom ran from June 2011 - January 2012 at The D-R-2 theater in New York and as part of 2013 season at The Geffen Theatre in L.A. Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: DENISE MORGAN AT THE GARDENIA

Denise Morgan will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, April 4th & 5th at 9:00 pm. Denise studied performing arts, classical vocals, and acting at LACC, USC, and the Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and has performed with many gospel choirs and groups, then made her solo jazz debut in 2010. She continues to study voice with Howlett Smith, and is a member of his World Stage Jazz Workshop in Leimert Park. She has sung with the Angel City Chorale and in Gustav Mahler's Symphony #8 with the LA Philharmonic under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: WELL-STRUNG: THE SINGING STRING QUARTET

One Direction step aside, there's a new kind of boy band on the circuit! After two sold-out engagements in December 2013, FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) welcomes the return of all-male string quartet Well-Strung: The Singing String Quartet for four performances - Thursday & Friday, April 3rd & 4th at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, April 5th & 6th at 7:00 pm. Well-Strung will feature music of Mozart, Vivaldi and Bach as well as new arrangements of songs by Pink, Adele, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and more!•There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: CHRISTINE BOVILL SINGS PIAF AT CRAZY COQS

Christine Bovill presents PIAF at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday & Saturday, April 4th & 5th at 8:00 pm. No glamour. No gimmicks. No pretence. Nothing but a voice singing of life's triumphs and tragedies. PIAF is a powerful musical homage to one of France's most endearing icons, celebrating some of her best known songs, threaded with Piaf's story and Bovill's own remarkable journey in the world of chanson. She takes her audience through tragic love stories such as L'Accordeoniste and L'Hymne a L'Amour, lighter numbers such as Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin and the classics Piaf is best known for. An award-winning songwriter in her own right, who has built her reputation on her interpretation of classic 20th century songs, Bovill has toured throughout Europe with her self-penned homage to the Little Sparrow. During her sold out run at the famous Spiegeltent at last year's Edinburgh Festival, Bovill realised a lifelong dream when she shared the stage with Charles Dumont, great friend of Piaf and most famously, composer of Non, Je ne Regrette Rien. They performed several songs together to close the show. PIAF was awarded the Fringe laurels for Total Sell Out Show 2011 and 2012 and received 5 star reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: LATE NIGHT JAZZ - THE BASIN STREET BRAWLERS

Pete Horsfall's Basin Street Brawlers are London's own master exponents of hot jazz, swingin' their way through the most beautiful melodies and raucous rags of the 1920s and 1930s. They will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday, April 4th at 10:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Jazz series. Their repertoire features the finest work of the master songwriters of the era, including Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and George Gershwin, delivered in a unique and powerful style reminiscent of the Louis Armstrong All Stars and the great Harlem stride piano-man Thomas 'Fats' Waller. In the past year alone the Brawlers have performed as headliners at the London Swing Festival, as featured artists at the Royal Albert Hall, in addition to countless residencies at internationally acclaimed speakeasy The Nightjar, at the world's oldest music hall Wiltons Music Hall and at various jazz & blues clubs. They will be presenting music from their new hot record It's Tight Like That! Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: THE PHEASANTRY PRESENTS CHRISTINE ANDREAS

Award-winning singer, Broadway star, and Tony nominee Christine Andreas will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th at 8:30 pm. Christine most recently completed a year in 'La Cage aux Folles' with Kelsey Grammer, as well as a much acclaimed National tour as Margaret Johnson in 'The Light in the Piazza'. Ms. Andreas first captured New York City theatre-goer's hearts and became a star in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle (Theatre World Award); followed by the revival of Oklahoma!, as Laurey, working with Billy Hammerstein & Agnes deMillle (Tony Nomination); and On Your Toes, as Frankie Frayne, directed by the legendary director George Abbott, (Tony Nomination). Call for cover/minimum information.


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

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night, "Bob Egan & Friends", will be held at THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 8:00 pm. Bob hosts his talent showcases featuring six to eight performers each show. This evening's show features Tom Adams, Caitlin Aloia, Lynell Antonelli, Kathy Graham, Eddie Bruce, David Barry, Dwayne Dunlevy, Valerie Ghent, and Philip Murray Warson.. $15 cover.

FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

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

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

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NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUESTS: TBA
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Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. This week's Special Guest Stars: TBA. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org )!


NYC: BOIITE DE CHOCOLAT BY JENNY MESRIE

Jenny Mesrie brings her show 'Boite de Chocolat' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, April 3rd at 9:30 pm. Jenny is a woman of many colors with passions in both the musical and healing arts. Born in the diverse world of Brooklyn, NY, music and singing have always been an integral part of Jenny's life, beginning in the days when she discovered this love in front of the imaginary audience beyond her bedroom mirror. Jenny is a classically trained pianist and began vocal training at 14 years old. As a high school youth, she performed in local community centers as well as Avery Fischer and Alice Tully Halls at Lincoln Center as part of a Hazamir choir. Simultaneously, Jenny was developing a love for the study of the human body and mind through method acting, movement work, nutrition and medicine. She studied in intensive programs at Circle in the Square Theater School and Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and received a BS at Columbia University in Neuroscience and Behavior. She sang in an a cappella group Nonsequitur and performed in college campuses around the country. Nonsequitur also graced the stage in an off-Broadway production of Toxic Audio. In 2003, Jenny won best soloist in the Quarterfinals for the International Championship of College A cappella. She received a medical degree in 2012 and is currently training to be a psychiatrist. While witnessing the healer in her grow, she discovered the blues scene and began singing at blues jams around the city. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

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

MANHATTAN: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, Thank You For Being A Friend returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for its third limited-run engagement. Performances are Thursday & Friday, April 3rd & 4th at 7:00 pm & Sunday, April 6th at 9:30 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: A CONCERT VERSION OF KANDER & EBB'S THE ACT

A concert version celebrating the score of John Kander & Fred Ebb's The Act returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and Friday, March 4th at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. The songs of the show-which originally played Broadway in 1977 with Liza Minnelli as the lead-take place in a nightclub, so it's only fitting this one-night-only event takes place in the swankiest nightclub in town! The cast assembled includes Tony Award winner Cady Huffman, Emmy Award nominee Anna Chlumsky, Julia Murney, Karen Mason, Emma Hunton, Rachelle Rak, Mamie Parris, Carole J. Bufford, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Elizabeth Ann Berg, Jennifer Malenke and Will Porter, and more. Backed by a three-piece swinging band and helmed by director Will Nunziata, an all-star list of Broadway & television's top talent will sing some of the most joyful & gorgeous songs that Kander & Ebb ever wrote, including "The Money Tree," "Arthur in the Afternoon," "City Lights," "Shine It On," "Bobo's," "It's the Strangest Thing," "My Own Space," and even songs that were cut out of town and will be making their NYC premiere! Proceeds to benefit The Actors Fund. Directed & re-conceived by Will Nunziata. Musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. Choreography by Jessica Redish. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE LOSERS LOUNGE RETURNS: LINDA RONSTADT VS. CARLY SIMON

The Losers Lounge is back with at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555)! They are presenting "Linda Ronstadt vs. Carly Simon" Thursday through Saturday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm; 4th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; and the 5th at 1:00, 6:30 & 9:00 pm. They will entertain with all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge. Losers's Lounge was started by session keyboardist Joe Mcginty (Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Ryan Adams) and psycho-cabaret singer Nick Danger. Originally a piano singalong night at The Pink Pony Cafe on Ludlow Street in lower Manhattan, The Loser's debuted at The Fez Nightclub with A Tribute To Burt Bacharach. House band The Kustard Kings joined the show in june 1994 for The Mancini Tribute and have been the backup band ever since. In any given show, The Kings backup over 20 different singers culled from the always exploding NYC music scene. Since 1993, The Losers Lounge has performed nearly 300 shows honoring 50 different artists, from ABBA to THE ZOMBIES, sometimes with the honorees present: Lee Hazlewood, Paul Williams and Denny Doherty (of The Mamas & Papas) all enthusiastically attended their own tribute nights. Sometimes famous people stop by to sing (Nellie Mckay, the late Joey Ramone, Andy Richter, Parker Posey, Debby Harry, Fred Armisen, J Mascis and They Might Be Giants) but it's the talented group of regulars that consistently bring the house down. After 10 years of sold out shows at Fez, Losers Lounge now packs 'em in regularly at JOE'S PUB. There is a $25 cover.

NYC: MARQUES-STINSON-O'FARRILL TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Marques-Stinson-O'Farrill Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday, April 3rd at 6:00 pm. Walter Ashford Stinson is a bassist/composer from Ithaca, NY. Beginning the study of upright bass at the age of 10 and growing up with a mother who would sing and play jazz standards at the piano, Walter was exposed to a diverse range of music from a young age. He was also fortunate to study with some unsung heroes of the New York City jazz scene, namely bassist Bernie Upson and drummer George Reed. Walter has also studied privately with Nicholas Walker, John Clayton, Doug Weiss, Scott Colley, Larry Grenadier, and Todd Coolman and has performed with Hubert Laws, Rufus Reid, Antonio Hart, Chris Potter, and Arturo O'Farrill. Albert Marques Borrell graduated in 2008 from the prestigious Conservatory of "El Liceo" in Barcelona. In Spain, Marques performed with Perico Sambeat, Marc Miralta and other respected musicians. In Paris, the European capital of jazz, Marques played with the renowned Pierre Perchaud and R•mi Vignolo, culminating in a one-year stint as pianist in the quartet of legendary American minimalist drummer Leon Parker. Zack O'Farrill is a young multiracial, multicultural, multimusical drummer (percussionist) and composer from Brooklyn, NY. He grew up surrounded by jazz, Afro-Latin, and classical music, his parents are both musicians, and his grandfather, Chico O'Farrill was one of the pioneers of Afro-Cuban Jazz, but his parents in their leisure time would listen to Steely Dan, Indian classical music, Prince, Stevie Wonder, sing along to all the classic funk and Motown bands, and a fair share of classic rock (they can still sing along to every Beatles song together). On his own, Zack has explored the worlds of hip-hop, electronic music, ethnic music from around the world, 20th century classical music, singer-songwriters, and many other sounds. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: REGINA CARTER'S "SOUTHERN COMFORT" CD RELEASE

Regina Carter will celebrate her "Southern Comfort" CD Release at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 1st through 5th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. As the most recent in a long line of important and eclectic Jazz artists from Detroit (including Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Burrell, Barry Harris, cousin James Carter and others) Carter continues her musical journey through history with her Sony Music Master Works Debut, "Southern Comfort," in which she investigates her family history and explores the folk tunes her paternal grandfather, a coalminer, would have heard as he toiled in Alabama. The expanded project includes a blend of folk songs and spirituals, serving as Carter's interpretation of her roots through modern jazz.There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ROY HARGROVE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. At 36, Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. During his tenure on the Verve label alone, he has recorded an album with a hand-picked collection of the world's greatest tenor saxophonists (With the Tenors of Our Time), an album of standards with strings (Moment to Moment) and, in 2003, introduced his own hip hop/jazz collective The RH Factor with the groundbreaking CD Hard Groove (swiftly followed by the limited edition EP, Strength). Hargrove has also won Grammy• Awards for two vastly different projects. In 1997, Roy's Cuban-based band Crisol (including piano legend Jesus "Chucho" Valdes and wonder drummer Horatio "El Negro" Hernandez) won the Best Latin Jazz Performance Grammy for the album Habana. And in 2002, Hargrove, Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker won Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group, for their three-way collaboration Directions in Music. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: UHADI: ALL-STARS OF JOHANNESBURG JAZZ

Uhadi: All-Stars of Johannesburg Jazz Featuring Sibongile Khumalo will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, April 3rd through 6th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Uhadi, an all-star jazz band from Johannesburg (Feya Faku, trumpet; McCoy Mrubata, saxophones/music director; Paul Hanmer, piano; Herbie Tsoaeli, bass; and Justin Badenhorst, drums), will set Dizzy's alight with its joyful, high-energy brand of jazz, as it celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa and honors the life and work of the late Nelson Mandela. Joining them on stage is "South Africa's first lady of song," mezzo-soprano Sibongile Khumalo. A frequent collaborator with legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela, Khumalo has established herself as a leading lady of opera, appearing at venues like Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and the Barbican Centre. However, Khumalo's range is far broader than opera, as demonstrated in her award winning albums, which traverse styles from African indigenous and choral music, to Western classical and jazz. Don't miss the U.S. debut of this monumental collaboration. There is a $35-$45 cover.

BOSTON: MEHMET ALI SANLIKOL JAZZ ORCHESTRA CD RELEASE SHOW

The Mehmet Ali Sanlikol Jazz Orchestra will celebrate the release of it's latest CD on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:30 pm at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757). At this CD release concert Mehmet Ali Sanlikol will present his modern jazz compositions for big band as well as jazz combo compositions specifically influenced by Turkish music from his new album. Sanlikol came to United States in the year of 1993 when he won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. in 1997, he founded the contemporary jazz ensemble AudioFact and toured Mexico, Argentina, the USA and Europe. The same year, he received Berklee College of Music's Clare Fischer Award and completed his degree in Jazz Composition and Film Scoring. Mehmet Sanlikol has composed for, performed and toured with international stars and ensembles such as Tiger Okoshi, Bob Brookmeyer, Esperanza Spalding, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Okay Temiz, Erkan Oiur, Yansimalar, Omar Faruk Tekbilek and The Boston Camerata at numerous prestigious international Music Festivals and venues such as the Blue Note Jazz club in New York. There is a $20 cover.


BOSTON: STEVE KUHN TRIO WITH SPECIAL GUEST ERIC ALEXANDER 

The Steve Kuhn Trio with special guest Eric Alexander will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, April 3rd at 8:00 pm. Over a career of a half-century and counting, Steve Kuhn has earned renown as one of the most lyrical and affecting pianists in jazz, with an unfailingly beautiful touch and a sophisticated sense of swing. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: ANDREW SLADE

Pianist, arranger, and composer Andrew Slade will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday & Friday, April 3rd & 4th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, BC, Slade is a new addition to Toronto's vibrant jazz scene. Making his way to the GTA by way of Montreal, Andrew is a part of the University of Toronto's newest crop of Master's students. He spent his formative years studying classical piano, eventually attaining a Bachelor's degree from the University of Victoria. After a period living in Mexico and studying jazz and composition, he fell in love with improvised music and found his passion. Andrew has studied with some of the top pianists in the field, including Hugh Fraser, Ross Taggart, Andre White, Jan Jarczyk, George Colligan, and many others. In demand as both a performer and clinician, Andrew has worked in a wide variety of situations, from orchestras, to big bands, to solo piano. He is currently involved in a number of projects with U of T and is very excited to be a part of the music in Toronto. There is no cover.


TORONTO: KIRK MACDONALD QUARTET - "SYMMETRY" CD RELEASE

One of this country's leading jazz musicians, award-winning saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald celebrates a new release at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, April 3rd through 5th at 9:00 pm. On the CD "Symmetry", on Addo Records, his group explores the concepts of 'symmetry' as related to musical form, structure, harmony, melody, and rhythm. The quartet features Kirk MacDonald - tenor saxophone, Brian Dickinson - piano, Neil Swainson - bass and Dennis Mackrel - drums. There is a $15-$20 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: CHEIKH NDOYE & FRIENDS AT BLUES ALLEY

Cheikh NDoye & Friends, featurin: Karen Briggs (Violin), Kazumi Watanabe (Guitar), Raul Pineda (Drums), Dan Leonard (Guitar), Arshak Sirunyan (Piano) & Bob Francesschini (Sax) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 3rd through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cheikh NDoye is a bassist, composer, arranger and accomplished musical artist whose music is a rich fusion of jazz and world music influences stemming from his West African heritage combined with his love for classic and contemporary American jazz. Originally from Senegal, Cheikh's fascination with the diverse, rich sounds and rhythms of the local music scene started in his prime age. Early in his life Cheikh played the piano, and was attracted to many jazz greats. After listening to Weather Report's 8:30 album, he was so captivated by Jaco Pastorius melodic and harmonic developments that he immediately fell in love with the bass guitar. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON D.C.: JESSE FISCHER AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Brooklyn-based pianist/composer Jesse Fischer will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Thursday, April 3rd at 8:00 pm. Fischer is crafting a fresh new hybrid sound, with eclectic influences ranging from jazz fusion, psychedelic soul, indie, folk and world music. With a strong emphasis on catchy, infectious grooves and memorable melodies, Fischer's music easily crosses boundaries between jazz, soul, and pop. A triple threat as musician, engineer, and producer, Fischer has recorded six albums as a leader with his working unit Soul Cycle, most recently the ObliqSound release Retro Future. Fischer's warm, soulful touch, and bold, spacious compositions have earned him three SoulTracks Award nominations and most recently an Independent Music Award nod. In addition to leading his own band, Fischer tours internationally with Prince protege Andy Allo, Atlantic recording artist Laura Izibor, and Grammy-nominated soul singer Ryan Shaw, and his playing is featured on Anthony Hamilton's Grammy-nominated album Back To Love. There is a $15 cover.


FLORIDA: MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, JR. AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 1st through 12th at 8:30 pm. Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success over the last four decades as recording artists, performers and authors. They have received seven Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and three platinum records, and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage. Both as a duo and as lead vocalists of The 5th Dimension, one of the most popular singing groups in the late 60s and early 70s, they have performed to sold-out concerts around the world. Among their top hits are Up, Up & Away, Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In, Wedding Bell Blues, One Less Bell to Answer, Stones Soul Picnic and You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show). This will be the second Royal Room engagement for Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., following their Colony Hotel debut in Spring 2009. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show, $65 show only; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show, $75 show only.

ST. LOUIS: MORGAN A. FAULKNER WITH I GOT IT ALL FROM MY MOM

Following her sold-out debut at New York's The Duplex, and an encore performance in Sante Fe, Morgan A. Faulkner is thrilled to premier her One-Woman Show 'I Got It All From My Mom' as part of the GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL (358 North Boyle Street, Louis MO - 314-725-4200 EXT 10 - ) on Thursday, April 3rd at 8:00 pm. The show tells the tale of one daughter's discovery there is humor in heartbreak, strength in weakness, and that ice cream conquers all. A native of Ohio, Morgan is a proud Pennsylvania State Graduate (BFA; Musical Theatre). Other Credits Include: 'A Christmas Carol' 2010 & 2012 (Theatreworks USA, NYC), 'Bound For Broadway' Cabaret Series (The Duplex, NYC), 'Anything Goes' (SF Rep), 'The Man In Black Show' (Tour; June Carter), 'Almost Heaven' (Great Plains Theatre), 'Clue: The Musical' (Great Plains Theatre). Jonathan Brown is Music Director. There is a $22 cover. See http://www.gaslightcabaretfestival.com for full information on all shows.

SAN FRANCISCO: WELL-STRUNG: THE SINGING STRING QUARTET

One Direction step aside, there's a new kind of boy band on the circuit! After two sold-out engagements in December 2013, FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) welcomes the return of all-male string quartet Well-Strung: The Singing String Quartet for four performances - Thursday & Friday, April 3rd & 4th at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, April 5th & 6th at 7:00 pm. Well-Strung will feature music of Mozart, Vivaldi and Bach as well as new arrangements of songs by Pink, Adele, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and more!•There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: AMY HANAIALI'I AT YOSHI'S

Hawaii's top selling female vocalist of all time, singer - songwriter Amy Hanaiali'i will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, April 3rd at 8:00 pm. Hanaiali'i's success as a recording artist speaks for itself and is evidenced by the multitude of awards and acknowledgements including five GRAMMY nominations for Best Hawaiian Music Album. Amy's albums have also garnered 22 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, Hawai'i's equivalent to the GRAMMY awards. Hanaiali'i's range of multiple Na Hoku Hanohano wins, showcases her varied depth over the years prevailing in the following categories: Female Vocalist of the Year, Hawaiian Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Group of the Year, Christmas Album of the Year, Contemporary Album of the Year, and many others.. Amy has played for sold out crowds in Europe, Japan, China and all across America. For this show you will hear Amy's traditional show with the special addition of a tribute to her legendary Grandmother, Napua. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: JOHN ETHERIDGE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AT CRAZY COQS

John Etheridge will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Thursday, April 1st through 3rd at 8:00 pm. Etheridge rightly enjoys a glowing reputation throughout the jazz world and beyond. But take away the famous names from Stephane Grappelli to Nigel Kennedy, turn off Soft Machine and John's solo concerts show a glorious guitarist who is inspired by the trinity of Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Hank Marvin. Few of his peers handle an electric instrument with such delicacy. And whilst Etheridge combines a jazzman's sophistication with a folksy sense of drama, his penchant for simple, unaffected melodic lines makes him ideal company in a venue as intimate as The Crazy Coqs, where he will play for three nights following his sell-out performances last year when he made his Crazy Coqs debut as part of the London Jazz Festival. Etheridge's special guest will be Vimala Rowe. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: THE PHEASANTRY PRESENTS CHRISTINE ANDREAS

Award-winning singer, Broadway star, and Tony nominee Christine Andreas will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th at 8:30 pm. Christine most recently completed a year in 'La Cage aux Folles' with Kelsey Grammer, as well as a much acclaimed National tour as Margaret Johnson in 'The Light in the Piazza'. Ms. Andreas first captured New York City theatre-goer's hearts and became a star in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle (Theatre World Award); followed by the revival of Oklahoma!, as Laurey, working with Billy Hammerstein & Agnes deMillle (Tony Nomination); and On Your Toes, as Frankie Frayne, directed by the legendary director George Abbott, (Tony Nomination). Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: STEW FRIMER WITH 'LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL'

Stew Frimer brings his show 'Let The Good Times Roll' to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 13th at 3:00 pm. Musical director is Dan Furman. Lennie Watts directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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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: GARY CRAWFORD RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Gary Crawford returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of his new CD "In Love With Love". Musical director is Barry Levitt. Gary made his singing debut on October of 2011 at an open mic hosted by Dana Lorge. Since that life altering evening Gary has performed, under the guidance of his mentor and musical director Barry Levitt, at open mic shows at many NYC venues including Etc. Etc., Urban Stages, Birdland, The Iridium Jazz Club, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Don't Tell Mama, and finally a solo cabaret show at The Metropolitan Room. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: AARON LAZAR MAKES HIS 54 BELOW DEBUT

Broadway's Aaron Lazar will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm. Aaron makes his 54 Below debut with a sparkling show that features Broadway classics, American Songbook standards, and pop favorites, with good dashes of candor and humor. Mr. Lazar weaves in stories from his youth, his family, and his friendships with Broadway legends like Elaine Stritch and Angela Lansbury. Aaron Lazar's numerous Broadway credits include A Little Night Music, The Light in the Piazza, Les Miserables, Oklahoma, and The Phantom of the Opera. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MANDY GONZALEZ AT 54 BELOW

Broadway's Mandy Gonzalez, star of Wicked, In the Heights, Lennon and more, performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 9:30 pm in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of great music and hilarity, all revolving around love and its crazy themes and variations. Expect hit tunes like "Total Eclipse of the Heart,""Breathe" (and yes, "Defying Gravity!") as well as a catalogue of songs from musical greats like Elvis, Edie, Liza, Lennon, Aretha, Tina and a whole host of others. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: PUPPY LOVE: AN ASPCA BENEFIT WITH CHONDRA PROFIT AND MORE

Broadway artists, recording artists, fashion models and more come together on Wednesday, April 2nd at 11:30 pm for Puppy Love at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) as part of the club's Late Night series. All proceeds are being donated to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Scheduled to appear are: Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line revival, Wonderland), Chondra Profit (Disney's The Lion King), Rachel Lorin Filsoof (recording artist and star of Oxygen Network's "The Next Big Thing"), Brian Craft (Avenue Q, Let My People Come), Brandon Yanez (recording artist and ABC's "One Life to Live"), Brian Detlefs (Trails the Musical), Brooke Humphrey (Theatre Under The Stars, NYC Couture Fashion Week), Kimberly Abrams (Cabaret), John Ryan Del Bosque (Let My People Come), Matthew Pritchard (The Spazmatics), Devin Compton (Discovery ID's "Obsession"), Bryan Austermann (NYU Tisch - New Studio on Broadway), Brianna Galligan (Enchant - Cabaret), Gavin Rohrer (Let My People Come). The band will feature Michael James Roy (piano), Isam Rum (guitar), and Max Yassky (percussion). There is a $25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STORM LARGE AT JOE'S PUB

Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She will perform at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 9:30 pm. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. Storm spent the 90s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco. Tired of the club scene, she moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but a last minute cancellation in 2002 at the Portland club "Dante's" turned into a standing Wednesday night engagement for Storm and her new band, The Balls. It wasn't long before Storm had a cult-like following in Portland, and a renewed singing career that was about to be launched onto the international stage. Storm Large may appear to be a six foot tattooed Vargas pin up girl, but with a voice that goes from velvety purr to a mighty Valkyrie in a single phrase, Ms. Large is a vocalist whose iconoclastic talent defies the laws of nature. Add two parts Adele and one part Bette Midler with a splash of George Carlin and your intoxicating cocktail of music, theater and personal intensity is served. Ms. Large delivers American songbook classics, Broadway tear-jerkers and rock goddess anthems with a fierce personal commitment. Storm will love you, leave you, delight you and abuse you with a wicked charm and stunning vocals that will have you begging for more. There is a $20 cover.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: LOU CAPUTO'S NOT-SO-BIG-BAND

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, April 2nd features the Lou Caputo's Not-So-Big-Band. 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: REGINA CARTER'S "SOUTHERN COMFORT" CD RELEASE

Regina Carter will celebrate her "Southern Comfort" CD Release at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 1st through 5th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. As the most recent in a long line of important and eclectic Jazz artists from Detroit (including Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Burrell, Barry Harris, cousin James Carter and others) Carter continues her musical journey through history with her Sony Music Master Works Debut, "Southern Comfort," in which she investigates her family history and explores the folk tunes her paternal grandfather, a coalminer, would have heard as he toiled in Alabama. The expanded project includes a blend of folk songs and spirituals, serving as Carter's interpretation of her roots through modern jazz.There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ROY HARGROVE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. At 36, Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. During his tenure on the Verve label alone, he has recorded an album with a hand-picked collection of the world's greatest tenor saxophonists (With the Tenors of Our Time), an album of standards with strings (Moment to Moment) and, in 2003, introduced his own hip hop/jazz collective The RH Factor with the groundbreaking CD Hard Groove (swiftly followed by the limited edition EP, Strength). Hargrove has also won Grammy• Awards for two vastly different projects. In 1997, Roy's Cuban-based band Crisol (including piano legend Jesus "Chucho" Valdes and wonder drummer Horatio "El Negro" Hernandez) won the Best Latin Jazz Performance Grammy for the album Habana. And in 2002, Hargrove, Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker won Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group, for their three-way collaboration Directions in Music. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: JUILLIARD JAZZ ENSEMBLE AT DIZZY'S

Juilliard Jazz Ensemble will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, April 2nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy at Dizzy's. The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. No stranger to Dizzy's Club, the ensemble has also performed at noted venues such as Blue Note and Alice Tully Hall. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz's bright future. There is a $25 cover.


BOSTON: MARISSA LICATA AT SCULLERS

Honduran American violinist, Marissa Licata, will take the stage at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 8:00 pm. Marissa is a star powerhouse soloist. Her electrifying passion and vibrant presence has been featured on international and world-renowned stages, and her dazzling intensity on stage has been mesmerizing audiences everywhere since her sold out headlining debut at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. Drawing on World music from Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, Marissa's unique Gypsy fusion highlights universally familiar melodies with contagious rhythmic energy - a relentless energy presented with tremendous passion, heart, joy, and a stylish flair all her own. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.


BOSTON: RAN BLAKE PLAYS SOLO PIANO

Pianist Ran Blake performs at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:30 pm. In a career that spans five decades, Ran Blake has created a unique niche in improvised music as an artist and educator. With a characteristic mix of spontaneous solos, modern classical tonalities, the great American blues and gospel traditions, and themes from classic Film Noir, Blake's singular sound has earned a dedicated following all over the world. His dual musical legacy includes more than 40 albums on some of the world's finest jazz labels, as well nearly 40 years as a groundbreaking educator at Boston's New England Conservatory. In the tradition of two of Blake's idols, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, he has incorporated and synthesized several otherwise divergent styles and influences into a single innovative and cohesive style all his own, ranking him among the geniuses of the genre. The addition of his innovative aural based teaching approach, and the forty years he has spent influencing future generations of musicians, makes his contributions to the long tradition of jazz even more impressive. There is a $20 cover.


TORONTO: LATIN JAZZ NIGHT: EDDIE BULLEN CARIBBEAN JAZZ TRIO

Pianist, songwriter, arranger and producer Eddie Bullen will bring his Caribbean Jazz Trio (Eddie Bullen - piano, Andrew Stewart - bass, Larnell Lewis - drums) to THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 8:00 pm as part of the club's Latin Jazz Night series. Eddie is, in every way, a standout amongst the latest generation of multi-talented artists. Eddie's lengthy career has yielded an abundance of awards and recognition for his outstanding talents. From his first album, 'Nocturnal Affair' to his most recent Havana Nights', Eddie gives his audience a taste of contemporary jazz, flavoured with Caribbean and Latin rhythms. There is a $12 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: BERKLEE COLLEGE NIGHT WITH MAO SONE QUARTET

The Japanese Spotlight Series, Co-Presented by the Embassy of Japan, presents Berklee College Night with Mao Sone Quartet at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, April 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born in 1991, Mao Sone started performing and composing under the guidance of his father at the age of 10.  In 2009, he performed with the renowned jazz trio in Japan "WE3" consisting of Norio Maeda, Yasuo Arakawa and Takeshi Inomata. After their performance, they recorded the collaborative album, "The Legends of Jazz Trio meets Mao".  In 2010, Mao was granted a full scholarship to attend Boston's Berklee College of Music. In 2013, he joined the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and began studies under renowned musicians such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, John Pattitucci, and others. During his time at Berklee, he has performed in jazz festivals both domestic and foreign, such as the Jazz Education Network conference in Louisville, Kentucky, the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, and also collaborated with musicians such as Joe Lovano. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: ORI NAFTALY BAND & BAD INFLUENCE BAND

The Ori Naftaly Band & Bad Influence Band will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:30 pm. The band is the Best Israeli Blues Act and IBC Semi-Finalists for 2013. In a very short time this extremely talented band has gained international recognition and support by the international blues community and by an extended fan base, located in the USA, Holland, Germany, India and other countries all over the world. Within the course of two years The Ori Naftaly Band has three times toured the United States, twice toured the Netherlands, and since its release, their album "Happy for Good" has reached the top 5 in the International Blues Radio Airplay Charts, and maintained its spot there for eight consecutive weeks. The Ori Naftaly Band is booked for summer 2014 with some of the most well-known festivals such as Greeley Blues Jam Festival, Blues from the Top Festival and Mount Baker Blues Festival. The band has now relocated to the USA with Memphis, TN as its main home base. The award-winning Bad Influence features Bob Mallardi on bass and vocals, Hohner endorsed artist Roger Edsall on harp and vocals, Epiphone endorsed artist Michael "Jr" Tash on guitar and vocals, and Sonor endorsed artist David Thaler on the drums. From foreign shores to local haunts, accolades abound for Bad Influence. Washingtonian Magazine hails Bad Influence as "a part of a long and worthy Washington blues tradition". In fact, the band's performances and CDs have earned winning reviews in magazines and newspapers throughout the U.S. and abroad. Their latest CD, "Under The Influence", was a 2012 IBC Finalist for Best Self Produced CD, and a 2012 WAMMIE award nominee for Best Blues Recording, and is getting extensive airplay on terrestrial and satellite radio stations alike. There is an $18 cover.

FLORIDA: MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, JR. AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 1st through 12th at 8:30 pm. Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success over the last four decades as recording artists, performers and authors. They have received seven Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and three platinum records, and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage. Both as a duo and as lead vocalists of The 5th Dimension, one of the most popular singing groups in the late 60s and early 70s, they have performed to sold-out concerts around the world. Among their top hits are Up, Up & Away, Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In, Wedding Bell Blues, One Less Bell to Answer, Stones Soul Picnic and You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show). This will be the second Royal Room engagement for Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., following their Colony Hotel debut in Spring 2009. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show, $65 show only; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show, $75 show only.

SAN FRANCISCO: TAYLOR DAVIS AT YOSHI'S

Classically trained American violinist, arranger and composer Taylor Davis will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, April 2nd at 8:00 pm. Taylor's passion for video game and film music led her to launch her widely popular YouTube channel "ViolinTay" in 2011. As of December 2013, Davis' channel has attracted over 290,000 subscribers and 36 million video views. The majority of her cover videos feature a wide variety of video game, film and anime themes. Davis has recently begun releasing her own original music starting with her first single "Nebulous" in July 2013, and plans to release a full album of original music in 2014. Davis has released 4 full length video game and film cover albums, a full length Christmas album and 15 singles. Davis arranged and produced all of the fully orchestrated backtracks that accompanied her violin solos for her first 3 albums. For her fourth and fifth albums, she collaborated with esteemed arranger and producer Adam Gubman to arrange and produce her orchestrations. Besides posting regularly on her YouTube channel, Davis has also been hired to perform violin solos on soundtracks in the video game industry and can be heard most recently as the violin soloist for "The Banner Saga" composed by Grammy-Nominated Composer Austin Wintory. In late 2013 she joined the newly formed video game rock band "Critical Hit" led by Blizzard Entertainment games composer Jason Hayes. Critical Hit will provide another outlet for Davis' passion for video games and their music. She began studying the violin at age 8 and continued her classical training through college where she graduated magna cum laude in 2009 from Gonzaga University with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Violin Performance. Dinner/Show: $53 Show only: $18.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: JOHN ETHERIDGE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AT CRAZY COQS

John Etheridge will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Thursday, April 1st through 3rd at 8:00 pm. Etheridge rightly enjoys a glowing reputation throughout the jazz world and beyond. But take away the famous names from Stephane Grappelli to Nigel Kennedy, turn off Soft Machine and John's solo concerts show a glorious guitarist who is inspired by the trinity of Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Hank Marvin. Few of his peers handle an electric instrument with such delicacy. And whilst Etheridge combines a jazzman's sophistication with a folksy sense of drama, his penchant for simple, unaffected melodic lines makes him ideal company in a venue as intimate as The Crazy Coqs, where he will play for three nights following his sell-out performances last year when he made his Crazy Coqs debut as part of the London Jazz Festival. Etheridge's special guest will be Vimala Rowe. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: THE PHEASANTRY PRESENTS CHRISTINE ANDREAS

Award-winning singer, Broadway star, and Tony nominee Christine Andreas will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th at 8:30 pm. Christine most recently completed a year in 'La Cage aux Folles' with Kelsey Grammer, as well as a much acclaimed National tour as Margaret Johnson in 'The Light in the Piazza'. Ms. Andreas first captured New York City theatre-goer's hearts and became a star in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle (Theatre World Award); followed by the revival of Oklahoma!, as Laurey, working with Billy Hammerstein & Agnes deMillle (Tony Nomination); and On Your Toes, as Frankie Frayne, directed by the legendary director George Abbott, (Tony Nomination). Call for cover/minimum information.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
TUESDAY - APRIL 1st

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NYC: THIS IS YOUR NIGHT! LUIGI

This is Your Night! Luigi is the next in the series of This is Your Night!(TM) shows, and will be held on Tuesday, April 1st and presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) and honors dancer-choreographer Luigi. The show is based on a classic premise and hosted by Metropolitan Room Managing Partner, Bernie Furshpan. Each show profiles a guest honoree who has contributed in some significant way to the NYC Entertainment Industry. It can include, but not limited to: photographers, writers, bloggers, press, promoters, management, publicists, directors, musical directors, producers, etc. The show presents a gift to the honorree, and includes a line-up of entertainment professionals who will share stories, song and comedy about their experiences and ends with a grand finale, a reunion. This show's guests are Bill Brown and Anita Brown, Liz McKendry, Yvonne Constant, Christine Reisner-Rebic and Don Rebic, Marilyn Sokol, Karin Baker Kayne, Nina Hennessey, Shelly Burch and Francis J Roach. A portion of the revenue will be given to the Guest of Honor's Charity of Choice. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, April 1st at 8:00 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


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 Tuesday, April 1st 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.

NYC: THE SONGS OF CARNER AND GREGOR

Fresh off last summer's extended run of their musical Unlock'd at the Duke Theater and just back from a production of their musical Island Song in Bloomington, Indiana , Carner & Gregor make their 54 Below concert debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, April 1st at 9:30 pm. Known for their eclectic mix of thrilling rock beats, lush romantic melodies, envelope-pushing comedy and unique ability to capture every-day experience, Carner & Gregor's work has become a cabaret staple around the world. This exciting concert features some of their most beloved MAC-nominated songs like "Make It Here" and "Sing, But Don't Tell," as well as brand new, never-before-heard material from upcoming projects, all sung by some of Broadway's biggest stars. Featuring Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde, The Last Five Years), Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys, Guys and Dolls), Sarah Stiles (Avenue Q, ... Spelling Bee, Into the Woods), Solea Pfeiffer, Eric Michael Krop (Godspell, Grind), Stephen Christopher Anthony (The Book of Mormon), Gregory Haney (Bring It On, Memphis, Tarzan), David Perlman (Baby It's You!, Yank!), Ashley Spencer (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Hairspray, Rock of Ages), Jackie Burns (Wicked, Hair, If/Then) and Emily Schultheis. There is a $35-$45 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: REGINA CARTER'S "SOUTHERN COMFORT" CD RELEASE

Regina Carter will celebrate her "Southern Comfort" CD Release at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 1st through 5th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. As the most recent in a long line of important and eclectic Jazz artists from Detroit (including Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Burrell, Barry Harris, cousin James Carter and others) Carter continues her musical journey through history with her Sony Music Master Works Debut, "Southern Comfort," in which she investigates her family history and explores the folk tunes her paternal grandfather, a coalminer, would have heard as he toiled in Alabama. The expanded project includes a blend of folk songs and spirituals, serving as Carter's interpretation of her roots through modern jazz.There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ROY HARGROVE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. At 36, Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. During his tenure on the Verve label alone, he has recorded an album with a hand-picked collection of the world's greatest tenor saxophonists (With the Tenors of Our Time), an album of standards with strings (Moment to Moment) and, in 2003, introduced his own hip hop/jazz collective The RH Factor with the groundbreaking CD Hard Groove (swiftly followed by the limited edition EP, Strength). Hargrove has also won Grammy• Awards for two vastly different projects. In 1997, Roy's Cuban-based band Crisol (including piano legend Jesus "Chucho" Valdes and wonder drummer Horatio "El Negro" Hernandez) won the Best Latin Jazz Performance Grammy for the album Habana. And in 2002, Hargrove, Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker won Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group, for their three-way collaboration Directions in Music. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ROSEBUD JAZZTET AT DIZZY'S

Northern Illinois University Rosebud Jazztet will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, April 1st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Led by acclaimed music educator Ronald Carter, whose list of honors includes DownBeat Magazine's Jazz Educators Hall of Fame, the Northern Illinois University Rosebud Jazztet is comprised of seniors and graduate students from the Northern Illinois University (NIU) School of Music, recognized for one of the best jazz studies programs in the nation. Carter, a respected instrumentalist and vocalist who has performed with jazz greats Terry Clark and Jimmy Heath, will be featured on saxophone and vocals. Others in the group include Greg Petito, guitar; Jaron McCarr, trombone; Matt Attfield, trombone; Kadir Muhammad, trumpet; Austin Cebulske, saxophones; Max Johnk, bass; and Kelton Norris, drums. There is a $30 cover.


BOSTON: STORM LARGE AT THE REGATTABAR

Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Tuesday, April 1st at 7:30 pm joined by James Beaton on piano and Scott Weddle on guitar. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. Storm spent the 90s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco. Tired of the club scene, she moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but a last minute cancellation in 2002 at the Portland club "Dante's" turned into a standing Wednesday night engagement for Storm and her new band, The Balls. It wasn't long before Storm had a cult-like following in Portland, and a renewed singing career that was about to be launched onto the international stage. Storm Large may appear to be a six foot tattooed Vargas pin up girl, but with a voice that goes from velvety purr to a mighty Valkyrie in a single phrase, Ms. Large is a vocalist whose iconoclastic talent defies the laws of nature. Add two parts Adele and one part Bette Midler with a splash of George Carlin and your intoxicating cocktail of music, theater and personal intensity is served. Ms. Large delivers American songbook classics, Broadway tear-jerkers and rock goddess anthems with a fierce personal commitment. Storm will love you, leave you, delight you and abuse you with a wicked charm and stunning vocals that will have you begging for more. There is a $20 cover.


TORONTO: REIS-DEMUTH-WILTGEN TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio will take the stage at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, April 1st at 8:00 pm. Pianist Michel Reis, bassist Marc Demuth and drummer Paul Wiltgen are three of Luxembourg's most up and coming jazz musicians. They formed the Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio in 1998 while still in high school and performed on a regular basis in and around Luxembourg for a couple of years. The trio reunited in 2011 eager to share their experiences and new compositions. Each band member composes music for the trio, with the aim to create a fresh and forward-thinking overall sound, one that is strongly influenced by popular music and the singer /songwriter genre, but with a core sound that remains in modern jazz. The Luxembourg jazz scene continues to push its frontiers, bringing forth captivating young artists such as Pascal Schumacher and Maxime Bender. Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen have strong ties to their home country, and are among these emerging talents who through experience, learning and reflection, have acquired a worldly open mindedness and eagerness to bring their music to audiences worldwide. With their European style of melodic composition, set to an almost American sounding rhythm section that is exciting and dynamic, yet grounding and settled, Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen share the diversity of current jazz and a laid-back Europe. There is a $15 cover.


D.C.: THE NEW SCHOOL NIGHT AT BLUES ALLEY WITH MARTHA KATO

The New School Night with Martha Kato will be presented at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, April 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm and is part of the Japanese Spotlight Series - Co-Presented by the Embassy of Japan. Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1989, Martha Kato is a pianist and composer. She began classical piano and composition when she was very young. In her senior year at the Music Institute of Nagoya City Kikuzato Senior High School, she decided to shift to jazz from classical music. In 2009, she moved to New York where she began her studies on a scholarship at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She has studied with Kevin Hays, Reggie Workman, George Cables, Aaron Goldberg, Ben Street, Ari Hoenig and Jane Ira Bloom. In 2011, she has performed as a pianist of Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra at Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans, at Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland with Yacine Boulares Quartet, and at Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: BOHEMIAN CAVERNS 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) on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm in April. 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. Thad hails from Elizabeth N.J. (7 miles from Manhattan). There, he spent many nights in NYC, playing at jam sessions at the Village Door, Village Gate, Blue Note, West End Cafe, Visiones, Smalls, and attending every performance he could get to on the subway. He played with many of the greats such as James Moody, Benny Golson, Arnie Lawrence, Cecil Bridgewater, Vanessa Ruben, Ted Curson, and many others. These experiences led to Thad touring the world as a trumpeter and guest artist. 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 $10 cover.

FLORIDA: MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, JR. AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 1st through 12th at 8:30 pm. Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success over the last four decades as recording artists, performers and authors. They have received seven Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and three platinum records, and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage. Both as a duo and as lead vocalists of The 5th Dimension, one of the most popular singing groups in the late 60s and early 70s, they have performed to sold-out concerts around the world. Among their top hits are Up, Up & Away, Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In, Wedding Bell Blues, One Less Bell to Answer, Stones Soul Picnic and You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show). This will be the second Royal Room engagement for Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., following their Colony Hotel debut in Spring 2009. COVER: Tuesday through Thursday: $130 for prix fixe dinner & show, $65 show only; Friday & Saturday: $140 for prix fixe dinner & show, $75 show only.

SAN FRANCISCO: TYRONE WELLS - CLOSER THAN EVER

Acoustic singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Tuesday, April 1st at 8:00 pm. Tyrone Wells got his start as a singer-songwriter and storyteller in Southern California coffee shops, building a ground swell of devoted followers that connected with his powerful voice, honest lyrics and personal anecdotes. From this foundation, Tyrone went on to release two records with Universal Republic, build a national fan base by touring relentlessly with his band, land over 50 songs in TV and Film placements and launch several records to #1 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts. This journey has brought Tyrone full circle and he's decided to bring things back to his roots for this tour so that he can have a "closer than ever" experience with you. The "closer than ever" tour is about a voice, a guitar, and one man's story of loving, dreaming and growing. Dinner/Show: $58 Show only: $20.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: JOHN ETHERIDGE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AT CRAZY COQS

John Etheridge will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Thursday, April 1st through 3rd at 8:00 pm. Etheridge rightly enjoys a glowing reputation throughout the jazz world and beyond. But take away the famous names from Stephane Grappelli to Nigel Kennedy, turn off Soft Machine and John's solo concerts show a glorious guitarist who is inspired by the trinity of Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Hank Marvin. Few of his peers handle an electric instrument with such delicacy. And whilst Etheridge combines a jazzman's sophistication with a folksy sense of drama, his penchant for simple, unaffected melodic lines makes him ideal company in a venue as intimate as The Crazy Coqs, where he will play for three nights following his sell-out performances last year when he made his Crazy Coqs debut as part of the London Jazz Festival. Etheridge's special guest will be Vimala Rowe. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: THE PHEASANTRY PRESENTS CHRISTINE ANDREAS

Award-winning singer, Broadway star, and Tony nominee Christine Andreas will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 1st through 6th at 8:30 pm. Christine most recently completed a year in 'La Cage aux Folles' with Kelsey Grammer, as well as a much acclaimed National tour as Margaret Johnson in 'The Light in the Piazza'. Ms. Andreas first captured New York City theatre-goer's hearts and became a star in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle (Theatre World Award); followed by the revival of Oklahoma!, as Laurey, working with Billy Hammerstein & Agnes deMillle (Tony Nomination); and On Your Toes, as Frankie Frayne, directed by the legendary director George Abbott, (Tony Nomination). Call for cover/minimum information.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
MONDAY - MARCH 31st

MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: INSPIRED 4 - A BENEFIT CONCERT

INSPIRED is a benefit concert series created and produced by Bobby Cronin, in association with Jessica Kahkoska. The series will play every other month at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590 - ), and include a rotating line-up of musical theatre writers and Broadway performers singing songs that have inspired their work. This month the show is on Monday, March 31st at 7:00 pm. 100% of the ticket sales go directly to two animal welfare organizations across the country. INSPIRED 4 will feature William Demaniow, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Leanna Renee Hieber, Timothy Huang, Lyons & Pakchar, Amanda Taraska, and is hosted by Mr. Cronin. The show will benefit the 11th Hour Rescue of NJ and The Low Cost Vet Mobile of NYC. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: NEW YORK'S NEXT TOP DRAG QUEEN CONTEST

"New York's Next Top Drag Queen" will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Mondays at 7:00 pm, March 31 & April 14th (8 first-round contestants perform two new songs each week); April 21st (6 semifinalists present mini sets, offering a glimpse of what a full show will be); April 28th (4 finalists sing a new song, a repeat song and a theme song) and May 5th - finale (the 4 finialists sing a new song and make a heartfelt appeal for why they deserve to wear the crown; the finale features several special guests). The event is produced by the Metropolitan Room, Joseph Macchia. The contest's permanent judges include the MAC and Bistro award-winning cabaret producer Joseph Macchia ("Cabaret Cares" and "Broadway on 22nd Street" and "Boys Night Out"), the Broadway veteran and cabaret star T. Oliver Reid (winner 2011 MetroStar; 2012 MAC debut, and 2013 Bistro), and Frankie C. (columnist for Odyssey Magazine). The Mystery Judge will remain "closeted" until the very end. The Grand Prize includes: A Cash Prize of $500 and a One Night Videotaped, Club-Produced Show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "AN EVENING WITH VIVIAN REED" AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) presents "An Evening with Vivian Reed" on Monday, March 31st, at 7:00 pm. After packing the club to the rafters in a quick sellout last November, the multi-award-winning singer, actress and dancer Vivian Reed performs an encore presentation of her passionate and powerful vocal stylings in unique arrangements of an eclectic lineup of R&B, jazz, gospel and musical theater songs. Through selections from her critically acclaimed Broadway performance in Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as from Three Mo' Divas, her concerts and international nightclub appearances, the two-time Tony Award nominee - who is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award, among others - pays tribute to the people who have had a profound effect on her career. Reed's high-energy show features: special guests Bertilla Baker, Anastasia Barzee, Janinah Burnett and Luba Mason; background singers Chapman Roberts and Raun Ruffin; and musicians Jason Yarcho (on piano/conductor), Ray Naccari, (on keyboard), Clyde Bullard (on bass), Damon Duewhite (on drums), and Henry Young (on sax). Fred Barton sits in on piano, leading Reed and her special guests in a salute to Harold Arlen, with a preview of songs from One for My Baby, a new musical in progress orchestrated and coauthored by Barton and director/choreographer Scott Thompson. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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 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: ZI ALIKHAN WITH #LOOKING

#LOOKING, with Zi Alikhan, will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Monday, March 31st at 11:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night series. The show is about the crazy, exciting, IBS-inducing world of being gay in your twenties, looking for love in New York City. Drawing from artists as varied as Betty Who, Cole Porter, and Taylor Swift, Zi Alikhan weaves together first loves, first subway tears, and first Tinder dates in a night that sets out to explore the shitstorm of a path that is #LOOKING for something more in NYC. Featuring Emily Cramer, Hannah Shankman, and Hannah Whitney, this is a night for which you'll want to skip Drag Race. There is a $10 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: LANCE HORNE PERFORMS SELECTIONS FROM HIS CD AT BIRDLAND

Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer Lance Horne will present a special concert at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Monday, March 31 at 7:00 pm with special guests Alan Cumming, Alice Ripley and Rachel Dratch. This will be Lance's BIRDLAND debut. They will perform songs from Lance's acclaimed CD 'First Things Last' in addition to a special preview of 'The Night Before My Wedding', Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. Lance will also headline events this spring in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He has contributed a movement to Tyler's Suite, a choral song-cycle dedicated to Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers University student that took his life three years ago. The piece, which also includes contributions from Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway and Craig Carnelia, premiered with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus on March 25th-26th. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: 4TH ANNUAL JAMES MOODY SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEWARK YOUTH BENEFIT CONCERT

On Monday, March 31st at 8:00 pm there will be a special concert at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 - ) where all proceeds will go towards Moody's foundation, the CFNJ James Moody Jazz Scholarship Fund for Newark Youth. The event features NEA Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera, clarinet; Musical Director, Renee Rosnes; James Carter, tenor sax; Antonio Hart, alto sax; Mark Gross, sax; Gary Smulyan, bari sax; Andres Boiarsky, sax; Sharel Cassity, sax; Frank Greene, trumpet; Greg Gisbert, trumpet; Freddie Hendrix, trumpet; Bill Charlap, piano; Todd Coolman, bass; John Lee, bass; Adam Nussbaum, drums; Tommy Campbell, drums; with Alexis Cole, vocals. For over six decades, saxophone master James Moody serenaded lovers with his signature song "Moody's Mood for Love," an improvisation on the chord progressions of "I'm in the Mood for Love." Born in Savannah, Georgia on March 26, 1925, and raised in Newark, New Jersey, James Moody took up the alto sax, a gift from his uncle, at the age of 16. Within a few years he fell under the spell of the deeper more full-bodied tenor saxophone after hearing Buddy Tate and Don Byas perform with the Count Basie Band at the Adams Theater in Newark, New Jersey. There is a $35-$65-$100 cover.

NYC: ARUAN ORTIZ QUARTET CD RELEASE HOSTED BY RHONDA HAMILTON

WBGO is proud to partner once again with DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 - ) on Monday Nights with WBGO. The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the area's great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton. Monday, March 31st will feature the Aruan Ortiz Quartet CD Release show, with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Cuban pianist and composer Aruan Ortiz is a classically trained violist and pianist from Santiago de Cuba. Ortiz portrays his music as an architectural structure of sounds, incorporating contemporary classical music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and improvisation as primary material for his compositions. His 2013 album Banned In London, a collaboration with bassist Michael Janisch, received critical acclaim and was selected by Downbeat Magazine as one of the best albums of the year. Ortiz is joined by his outstanding bandmates, guitarist Rez Abbasi, bassist Sean Conly, and drummer Gerald Cleaver. Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15pm EST on jalc.org/live. There is a $30 cover.


D.C.: CHIHIRO YAMANAKA: JAPANESE SPOTLIGHT SERIES - CO-PRESENTED BY THE EMBASSY OF JAPAN

Chihiro Yamanaka will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Monday, March 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as part of the Japanese Spotlight Series - Co-Presented by the Embassy of Japan. Yamanaka played piano from the age of four, studying classical music and was eventually awarded the grand prize of Japan's Gumma Fresh Talent competition. In the USA, she studied at the Berklee College Of Music, graduating in 2000. She was critically praised, winning DownBeat magazine's award for Outstanding Performance and the IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators) Sisters In Jazz competition, following which she toured Europe with other winners. Among many artists with whom she has performed are George Benson, Gary Burton, Terri Lyne Carrington, Curtis Fuller, George Russell and Ed Thigpen. 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.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: SALLY ANN TRIPLETT AT CRAZY COQS

Sally Ann Triplett brings her show 'I Could Go On Singing and Singing and Singing From Elephants To Broadway' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 - ) on Monday, March 31st at 8:00 pm. The show relates Sally Ann Triplett's journey through her career from her appearance at The Eurovision Song Contest to the West End, where she starred in Cats, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Guys & Dolls, to her award-winning performance in Anything Goes at the Royal National Theatre and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Sally is currently playing Judy Garland in a new play My Judy Garland Life at Nottingham Playhouse and immediately after her appearance at The Crazy Coqs she leaves for the United States to start rehearsals for the new Sting musical The Last Ship in Chicago and New York. Sally Ann is accompanied by Stefan Bednarczyk. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: 'SONDHEIM 'ONLY ... SLIGHTLY REARRANGED'

'Sondheim 'Only ... Slightly Rearranged' will be presented at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - ) on Monday, March 31st at 8:30 pm. Following the success of 'Let's Do It!' (Jermyn Street, Leicester Square Cabaret Bar, The Bridewell, Upstairs at the Gatehouse) and 'In The Mood For A Melody' (The Pheasantry, Chelsea), Test of Time Productions bring you another evening of sublime entertainment. Featuring a selection of the finest professional actor/musicians in London. Call for cover/minimum information.

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