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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
APRIL 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR APRIL 7, 2014 THROUGH April 13, 2014


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NYC: EDIE STOKES WITH "PERHAPS, PERHAPS, PERHAPS"

Edie Stokes will bring her new show "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, April 13th at 4:00 pm. Musical director is Barry Levitt with John Burr on bass. Life is filled with many choices - some are hot some are not. In her new show, Edie deals with these issues by way of good music, many laughs, and lots of cheer. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: "SHOWS TA GO YA! & OTHER SONGS OF BOBBIE HOROWITZ"

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

NYC: 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 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.

NYC: SUNDAY OPEN MIC AT THE MET

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

PALM SPRINGS: NICOLE DILLENBERG COMES TO PALM DESERT WITH ALICE FAYE TRIBUTE

Singer Nicole Dillenberg will star in "Yes To You", a one-woman cabaret style concert that pays tribute to Hollywood star Alice Faye at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, April 13th at 2:00 pm. The show's title comes from a song sung by 19-year-old Alice in "365 Hollywood Nights" and was also used in the 2008 film soundtrack of "Yes Man" starring Jim Carrey. This show was postponed from last June when Ms. Dillenberg became stranded in Santa Barbara when her flight was cancelled after performing this show there the night before. "Yes To You" features stories about Alice Faye's career and personal life including marriages to Phil Harris and Tony Martin, and songs from her movie musicals such as "You'll Never Know". Ms. Faye started as a chorus girl in "The George White Scandals" before signing with 20th Century Fox, becoming one of Hollywood's biggest stars of the 30's and 40's. She co-starred with Tyrone Power, Jack Haley, Dick Powell, and even Shirley Temple in films like "Hello Frisco, Hello", "Rose Of Washington Square" and "Alexander's Ragtime Band. Ms. Faye lived in Rancho Mirage and passed away May 9, 1998 at the age of 83. Joining Nicole will be Bryan Miller on the piano and is presented by Les Michaels Life Is A Cabaret Sundays In Summer Series. Tickets are $11 and will be sold at the box office, which opens at 1:00 pm.


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NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, returns with her Sunday Jazz Brunch on August 11th at LE PESCADEUX (90 Thompson Street, NYC - 212-966-0021), a French restaurant in the heart of Soho. They will play three sets from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. She will be joined by Saul Rubin on guitar and Pat O'Leary on bass in this charming boite that offers a great, well-priced menu and cozy atmosphere. Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her unique take on material from the new American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric. Gabrielle has performed on stages from Amsterdam to New York including Carnegie Hall, Iridium Jazz Club, Birdland, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Reservations are strongly suggested. No cover, no minimum.

NYC: 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.


NYC: EAST MEETS WEST BRUNCH SERIES: MANAMI MORITA

Pianist Manami Morita will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Sunday, April 13th at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm as part of the club's East Meets West Brunch Series. Morita was born in Saitama, Japan in 1984. She started off learning classical piano at the age of 4. Unfortunately, she hated piano lessons, because she couldn't stand all the rules in classical piano. On the other hand, she loved playing as she wanted and felt. After learning on her own, she received a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in 2005 and decided to change her life - previously, she had thought of being an English teacher or a flight attendant! In 2006, she moved to the United States and started her career at Berklee in Boston to search for her own music, based on jazz. Manami has performed with internationally acclaimed musicians, such as Esperanza Spalding, Greg Hopkins, Mark Walker, Rosa Pasos, Oscar Stagnaro and more. Also, she has appeared at major music festivals such as the Martha's Vineyard Music Festival, Salem Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz, Rochester International Jazz Festival etc. There is a $29.50 cover - Price includes brunch, music and a drink.


TORONTO: BRUNCH WITH THE MICAH BARNES TRIO

Micah Barnes and his trio are celebrating the release of the title track from his upcoming collection "New York Stories" with two very special performances at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, April 13th: for Sunday Brunch at 12:30 pm and the evening show at 7:00 pm. In both shows Micah will be debuting the material from the upcoming recording. Micah's upcoming collection "New York Stories" (due fall 2014), pays homage to the rich musical history of the Big Apple with songs that describe a long distance romance using the rhythms of the Cotton Club, the Brill Building, The Apollo Theatre and classic Broadway and features duet vocals with Molly Johnson and Jackie Richardson. The results are an assured collection of deeply personal and sophisticated songs that remind us, like Micah's musical heroes Tony Bennett, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Ray Charles, that the deepest musical traditions are always contemporary. The evening performance will feature the musicians who join Micah on his romantic first single "New York Story" including brother Daniel Barnes on drums, Russ Boswell on bass and special guest pianist Michael Shand. There is a $15 for each show.


BETHESDA, MD: SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH THE GOSPEL PERSUADERS

Sunday Brunch at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, April 13th will feature The Gospel Persuaders with seating at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Phil Johnson started a career in gospel music by forming a group known as The Gospel Persuaders on Mother's Day, May of 1994. The Gospel Persuaders have become a very successful gospel music ministry performing city-to-city, state-to-state. Their latest CD Living for Christ was produced by Shurfine Gospel Record Company, Benson, NC and was released in 2004. The Gospel Persuaders are currently working on their new project to be released soon. Ticket are $17.50 - $35.00 and include admission to the performance, a brunch meal, and a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary. The ticket does not include gratuity.


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: MATT YEE'S OUTRAGEOUS ADULT SING ALONG

Matt Yee, that wonderfully funny Entertainer, Artist, Comedian from Hawaii, & evidence that "Asian Men Are Huge" brings his Outrageous Adult Sing Along Show to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday & Sunday, April 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm. Matt's previous shows sold out at the Beechman, and his shows are infamous on the Atlantis All Gay Cruises where he's been a Signature Entertainer for over 12 years.• He recently sang with Glee and Wicked Star Idina Menzel and was featured on Logo and in several national magazine articles. His recent performances on land include Ultra Sued in WEHO in LA, The Hard Rock Hotel in Puerta Vallarta, San Francisco at the Rrazz Room and in London at the St. James Theater. Tickets are $22 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/556517 - $27 at the door. There is a $15 food/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 13th 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.


NYC: QUEEN ANDREYAH BLACK TRIO WITH "BEHOLD THE LAMB"

"BEHOLD THE LAMB", A Passover Music Celebration for a Cause, A Worship Concert Benefit for African Missions with International Prophetic-Psalmist, and Gospel Recording Singer-Songwriter, Queen AndreYah M Black will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, April 13th at 7:00 pm. Experience the spirit and power of Passover come alive through these eclectic mixtures of musical performance. Be inspired and enriched by spirit-filled renditions of songs like; "Behold the Lamb", "Via Dolorosa", "Emmanuel" to celebrated Jewish songs like "Halelujah la Olam", and original compositions including "Living for the Glorious Lord" and much more. The AndreYAH Black Royale Ministries International (ABRMI) is the event coordinator. Evangelist Black is a licensed minister, International Speaker and Missionary and the founder of ABRMI. This event is a fundraiser for her continuous missionary and empowerment work aiding orphans, widows and families in Africa 2014. All tickets are tax-deductible. This is a not-for-profit ministry. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MAT HELM UTOPIATEMPLE PRESENTS CITY

Mat Helm Utopiatemple presents CITY, a concept album, at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, April 13th at 9:30 pm. New York City is quite a concept and the experiences shared night and day here are truly transcendent. As we take our thoughts with us the sheer magnitude of diversity "inside the maze and beneath the towers" leaves us ever trying to define it's sights and sounds. City sparked the imagination toward the 16 vignettes composed and recorded on a 1913 Steinway Grand Piano by Steven Stratvert, Saxophone & Flute by Peter Ellison Creekmore, and Classical Guitar and Vocals by Mat Helm. If you fancy an illustratively poetic musical journey uptown and down the streets of New York City, you will enjoy this performance. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: 54 SINGS APPLAUSE

With original stars Len Cariou, Penny Fuller & Lee Roy Reams, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) sings 'Applause' on Sunday, April 13th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. The show reunites three of the original stars of this Strouse/Adams/Comden/Green smash musical in celebration of a most cherished score. Len Cariou, Penny Fuller & Lee Roy Reams reminisce and re-live adored songs such as "The Best Night of My Life," "Think How It's Gonna Be" & "One Hallow'en" along with a supporting cast to be announced. It's the musical "event of the season," as Eve Harrington herself would put it. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 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: "BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Songbirds and Spring"

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 13th is "Birds of a Feather: Songbirds and Spring.". Co-Host will be Celia Berk. In the Salon Spotlight: Jaye Maynard. 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 13th, 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 Peggy Lee. He will also have an In-Studio Interview with Stacy Sullivan. 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 HILARY GARDNER

The Birdland Jazz Party features Hilary Gardner on Sunday, April 13th at 6:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Birdland's very own jazz quartet hits the stage every Sunday to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics and a special guest vocalist. This quartet features John Hart (Guitar), Paul Gil (bass), Carmen Intorre (Drums) & Jon Davis (Piano). Acclaimed singer Hilary Gardner grew up in Wasilla, Alaska infatuated with New York City. The city came to life through the jazz and American songbook albums in her parents' record collection. Visions gleaned from those classic vinyl platters epitomized reinvention and feverish creativity, and inspired Hilary to make New York City her home. In 2010, Hilary went from waiting tables to making her Broadway debut in two-time Tony-award winner Twyla Tharp's hit musical, Come Fly Away. Backed by a 19-piece big band, Hilary sang solos and duets with Frank Sinatra in a performance hailed by critics. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum. 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: GARY BURTON & MAKOTO OZONE DUETS

Gary Burton, vibraphone and Makoto Ozone, piano join forces to present an evening of duets at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 7th through 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Gary Burton is an American jazz vibraphonist. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. This approach caused him to be heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in jazz education due to his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music. Makoto Ozone is a Japanese jazz pianist. He began playing organ at two and by seven was an improviser. He appeared on Japanese television with his father from 1968 to 1970. At twelve he switched to piano after being impressed by albums by Oscar Peterson. In 1980 he entered the Berklee College of Music and later worked with Gary Burton. He also had his debut in 1983 before returning to his native Japan. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER'S DAVE BRUBECK FESTIVAL: DARIUS, CHRIS, AND DAN BRUBECK

Jazz At Lincoln Center's Dave Brubeck Festival continues with sons Darius, Chris, and Dan Brubeck at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday & Sunday, April 9th & 13th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Since 2010, Darius Brubeck, piano; Chris Brubeck, bass and trombone; Dan Brubeck, drums; augmented by Dave O'Higgins, saxophones have toured together in salute to their father Dave Brubeck's legacy. In their first U.S. appearance together, they will perform many of Dave Brubeck's iconic hits, including "Take Five," "Blue Rondo a la Turk," and "Unsquare Dance," as well as original compositions by the brothers. There is a $30 cover.


TORONTO: THE MICAH BARNES TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Micah Barnes and his trio are celebrating the release of the title track from his upcoming collection "New York Stories" with two very special performances at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, April 13th: for Sunday Brunch at 12:30 pm and the evening show at 7:00 pm. In both shows Micah will be debuting the material from the upcoming recording. Micah's upcoming collection "New York Stories" (due fall 2014), pays homage to the rich musical history of the Big Apple with songs that describe a long distance romance using the rhythms of the Cotton Club, the Brill Building, The Apollo Theatre and classic Broadway and features duet vocals with Molly Johnson and Jackie Richardson. The results are an assured collection of deeply personal and sophisticated songs that remind us, like Micah's musical heroes Tony Bennett, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Ray Charles, that the deepest musical traditions are always contemporary. The evening performance will feature the musicians who join Micah on his romantic first single "New York Story" including brother Daniel Barnes on drums, Russ Boswell on bass and special guest pianist Michael Shand. There is a $15 for each show.

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: CYRUS CHESTNUT TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 10th through 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Chestnut appeals to both aficionados and fans alike. Adept enough to perform with Wynton Marsalis, yet hip enough to make the "Peanuts" album swing. Chestnut worked with a number of top-notch musicians including Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard, and Donald Harrison, before recording his first solo CD at the age of 30. Chestnut enjoys mixing styles and resists being typecast in any one niche, though his gospel sound is apparent on a number of his recordings. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: ADAM RUDOLPH'S MOVING PICTURES

Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Sunday, April 13th at 7:00 pm. Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures was formed in 1991 and has performed in both Europe and the United States. In addition, each member has concertized extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Japan, Africa, and Australia. Their collective background spans an wide range of musical experiences, including performances with world music ensembles, 20th century chamber groups and leading artists in the jazz and rhythm & blues fields. The concert repertoire consists of original compositions by Mr. Rudolph which serve as a basis for improvisational dialogue. The performance aesthetic of the ensemble reflects an ongoing search for new sounds and creative processes through which the players can express their thoughts and emotions. There is a $20 cover.

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.


SAN FRANCISCO: MEGAN HILTY AT FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO

Star of stage and screen, Megan Hilty, will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Saturday & Sunday, April 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm. From Broadway to TV, Hilty's extensive resume includes starring roles in Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Megan Hilty recently starred alongside Sean Hayes in NBC's comedy "Sean Saves the World." Prior to that, she portrayed the seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC's musical drama "Smash" for two seasons. In March 2013, Hilty released her debut solo album, "It Happens All the Time," which included fresh interpretations of compositions by contemporary songwriters and producers. There is a $60-$75 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: CHIHIRO YAMANAKA TRIO AT YOSHI'S

Universal Music recording artist Chihiro Yamanaka will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, April 13th at 7:00 pm. Yamanaka is one of the most exciting jazz pianists and composers of her generation, and the leader of the Chihiro Yamanaka Trio (Chihiro Yamanaka - piano, Yasushi Nakamura - bass, Mark Whitfield, Jr. - drums). Chihiro's music pivots between her strikingly original compositions and her unique arrangements in which she accomplishes the impressive feat of introducing the element of surprise into some of the most famous songs in the jazz repertoire, contemporary popular music, and even the works of classical composers. Chihiro takes this approach to yet another level with her Beatles tribute, the new CD Because (Universal/Decca), a groundbreaking disc that features some of the most creative reworkings of Beatles classics ever recorded. Along with the title track, "Because" (from Abbey Road), Chihiro transforms such great songs as "Yesterday" and "Michelle" into glittering vistas of her musical imagination. Chihiro's upcoming concert at Yoshi's San Francisco marks her 3rd appearance at the venue. Dinner/Show: $58 Show only: $23.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: MISS HOPE SPRINGS SINGS HER SONGS

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

LONDON: A GOOD THING GOING: AN EVENING OF SONDHEIM

A Good Thing Going: An Evening Of Sondheim, will be presented at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, April 13th at 8:00 pm. The event allows the cast of West End twenty-something's - Olivia Brereton, (Phantom Of The Opera, Her Majesty's Theatre & UK Tour), Katy Treharne (Phantom Of The Opera, Her Majesty's Theatre, Dear World, Charing Cross Theatre), Craig Rhys Barlow (Children Of Eden, Prince of Wales Theatre, The Who's "Tommy", European Tour) and Alistair Barron (Phantom Of The Opera, UK Tour, Three Phantoms, UK Tour) - to present Sondheim's work in a vital and deeply personal way, colouring his lyrics with their own experiences. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: CLARK WARREN IN LUCKY SO AND SO: JAZZ AND STANDARDS WITH A TWIST
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Clark Warren returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, April 12th and Friday, May 30th, both shows at 7:00 pm with his new show 'Lucky So and So: Jazz and Standards with a Twist'. He is joined by Dan Furman on piano, with John Burr on bass and David Sillman on drums. From major TV voiceovers, to his hosting of three syndicated music programs, to his appearances at New York's Birdland, Clark has shared a lifetime of entertaining, in theater, on radio, TV, and nightclubs with appreciative reviewers and fans. Clark's show is like the great Manhattan nightclub performances of days gone by, a great voice doing great songs. Voices like Buddy Greco, Mark Murphy, Vic Damone, Bobby Darin and now, Clark Warren. The songs are special, the instrument superb, all brought together by supreme taste. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

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

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: GERMAN POP SINGER ELENA NUZMAN AT THE MET

After performing for years through Europe and touring in Moscow and Montreal, the gorgeous and stylish Elena Nuzman will be dazzling audiences at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday,April 12th at 4:00 pm. Despite studying and training for years to become an accomplished classical pianist in 2009 Elena decided to turn her musical focus around to being a talented pop singer. Her first vocal album was recorded in 2009. The album, "I Believe in You" attained the number 8 spot on the German newcomers chart moving up to number 5. For the first half of the show, Elena will play the piano and sing her pop ballads. In the second half, she will sing covers of pop and rock songs guaranteed to get audiences movin' and shakin' in their seats. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: QUEEN ELLA & BAND AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Queen Ella & Band will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, April 12th at 9:30 pm. Known for her incomparable and captivating performances, two time Apollo winner Queen Ella, born Queenella Nicole Gibson, is a full-time recording singer/songwriter with ambition. Unemployed since July of 2009, the rebellious red-head Queen Ella decided to put aside her career in International Business to pursue her career in music. Queen Ella has performed for venues such as the Metropolitan Room (NY), Village Underground (NY), The Shrine (NY), and The Apollo Theater (NY); just to name a few. Queen Ella can deliver anything from Beyonce to Chaka Khan to Hendrix and everything in between including original material! Queen Ella has won several awards in showcases and has performed all types of genres from R&B to Soft Rock music in acoustic and electric; she has the ability to do it all. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BOOKENDS: A MASCIANGELO SISTER ACT

The Masciangelo twins are back at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, April 12th at 4:30 pm & Thursday, April 17th at 7:00 pm. Double the trouble! Twin sisters Kara and Daniela Masciangelo are celebrating a particularly special birthday. Both of them! How 'bout them apples?!!! Come celebrate with these beautiful rockin' ladies this April at the Duplex. They return to ring in their birthday the only way they know how: with tales and tunes from yesteryear and today. The show features a special guest appearance by Brady Galan. Directed by Gretchen Reinhagen with Musical Direction by Tracy Stark. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CANDY ON THE KEYS AT THE DUPLEX

Songwriting sensation, drag phenomenon, Candy Samples is back at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) with the next edition of her monthly show on Saturday, April 12th at 7:00 pm. With her sweet Southern demeanor, evening gloves and enchanting stage presence, drag star Candy Samples always making her audience feel right at home. Now the songwriting chanteuse brings a new installment of her song-filled show, Candy on the Keys, to The Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Hear Candy belt her signature classics -- including "Green Bean Casserole," "If I Had Only Left (Two Shots Earlier)" and "Tap Tap," inspired by the Larry Craig sex scandal -- along with her latest single, "Queen of the Bears," which has quickly gotten notice, reaching coverage in Bear World Magazine and beyond. Joining Candy will be "Queen of the Bears" co-writer Jesse Sklar on guitar. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE SCREW YOU REVUE AT THE DUPLEX

Join Lady Winifred (Dewey Chaffee) and her best gal pal Miss Didi Panache (Douglas Edwards) with their unique brand of Vegas inspired, over-the-top, raunchy, improvised comedy at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, April 12th at 9:30 pm. The duo challenges the threshold of each audience by proving that absolutely no subject is taboo. Douglas and Dewey are a married couple. They've been together nearly a decade. In that time, the duo discovered that they are not only compatible in life, but that they share a fantastic chemistry on the stage as well. Douglas earned a degree in Opera at Stetson University. Dewey spent 23 years at the "Disney University." Together, they are Didi Panache and Lady Winifred, stars of "The Screw You Revue," an improvised comedy musical revue. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reserve at http://www.brownpapertickets


NYC: NEW YORK'S BIGGEST LITTLE VAUDEVILLE AT STAGE 72

Jesse Luttrell's wildly successful BAWDY runs each month at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590), and brings together cabaret, drag, and comedy performers of all classifications and orders in a tasteful celebration of adult variety paying homage to vaudeville, burlesque, and the hit television variety shows of the 50's and 60's. Special guests at the performance on April 12th at 7:00 pm include Karen Wilder, Millie Grams, Poppy Tart, And Grace Gotham. Tickets are $24-$29 and available at http://bawdyshow.brownpapertickets.com/ . $35 at the door. There is a 2-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: MATT YEE'S OUTRAGEOUS ADULT SING ALONG

Matt Yee, that wonderfully funny Entertainer, Artist, Comedian from Hawaii, & evidence that "Asian Men Are Huge" brings his Outrageous Adult Sing Along Show to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday & Sunday, April 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm. Matt's previous shows sold out at the Beechman, and his shows are infamous on the Atlantis All Gay Cruises where he's been a Signature Entertainer for over 12 years. He recently sang with Glee and Wicked Star Idina Menzel and was featured on Logo and in several national magazine articles. His recent performances on land include Ultra Sued in WEHO in LA, The Hard Rock Hotel in Puerta Vallarta, San Francisco at the Rrazz Room and in London at the St. James Theater. Tickets are $22 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/556517 - $27 at the door. There is 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: SPEAKEASY MODERNE AT THE CUTTING ROOM

Speakeasy Moderne's Cabaret will be presented at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Saturday, April 12th at 10:00 pm. The show features Broadway star Jennifer Sanchez (Ghost The Musical, Spiderman), Soul Vocalists Dina Fanai (Trans Siberian Orchestra) and World burlesque star Puss N Boots. Emcee Hank Stampfl hosts the show which is Directed and Choreographed by Kimberly Schafer. The night begins as you step into a glamorous speakeasy vibe with jazz, sipping old New York cocktails, and finding your seat for the show. Speakeasy Moderne's Cabaret will leave you singing along to today's top pop songs in a cabaret setting designed by the brilliant Kimberly Schafer. At this cabaret party expect to witness breathtaking burlesque, old school cabaret acts, and just when you thought the night could not be more fun our emcee will get you up and dancing. Tickets are $15 in advance at http://tickets.TheCuttingRoomNYC.com/ - $20 at the door.

NYC: STEVE KAZEE RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

Steve Kazee, 2012 Tony Award winner for his performance as Guy in Once, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th at 8:00 pm with an added late show on Saturday at 11:00 pm. After sold out summer and Christmas engagements, Steve brings his original alt-country songs, inspired by his southern upbringing and featured on his debut album, back to the stage. Audiences will also get to hear the songs Steve originated in Once on Broadway, live. In addition to winning the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album for Once, Broadway has embraced Steve in roles including Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot, Starbuck opposite Audra McDonald in Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, and Edward Albee's Seascape. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JAY LEONHART DUO AT BIRDLAND

The Jay Leonhart Duo will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturdays, in April at 6:00 pm. Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. When Jay was fourteen he started playing the bass in The Pier Five Dixieland Jazz Band in Baltimore and never looked back. After studying at The Peabody Institute, Jay attended The Berklee School of Music and The Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto, before leaving school to start touring with the traveling big bands of the late 50's and early 60's. Upon moving to New York, Jay eventually began playing for many of the great jazz musicians, big bands, and singers who were to be found in New York - artists like Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Tony Bennett, Marian McPartland, and Jim Hall. Jay became a very busy studio musician in New York City, visiting every musical genre from James Taylor to Ozzy Osbourne and Queen Latifah. Between 1975 and 1995 he was named The Most Valuable Bassist in the recording industry three times by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. Jay has now recorded 15 solo albums. His first one-man show "The Bass Lesson" is being received warmly by critics and audiences. Jay's next show "Nukular Tulips" is in the works. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JANE MONHEIT WITH THE MSM BIG BAND

Jane Monheit with The MSM Big Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday, April 8th through Saturday, April 12th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In just over fifteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland for her first ever engagement as a vocalist fronting a big band. Providing those classic vocal accompaniment sounds are members of (Jane's Alma Mater) the Manhattan School of Music Big Band. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GARY BURTON & MAKOTO OZONE DUETS

Gary Burton, vibraphone and Makoto Ozone, piano join forces to present an evening of duets at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 7th through 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Gary Burton is an American jazz vibraphonist. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. This approach caused him to be heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in jazz education due to his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music. Makoto Ozone is a Japanese jazz pianist. He began playing organ at two and by seven was an improviser. He appeared on Japanese television with his father from 1968 to 1970. At twelve he switched to piano after being impressed by albums by Oscar Peterson. In 1980 he entered the Berklee College of Music and later worked with Gary Burton. He also had his debut in 1983 before returning to his native Japan. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER'S DAVE BRUBECK FESTIVAL: BRUBECK INSTITUTE JAZZ QUINTET 2013-2014

The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet 2013-2014 will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday, April 10th and Saturday, April 15th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dave Brubeck Festival. The members of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet (BIJQ) have won numerous DownBeat Student Music Awards for Best Collegiate Jazz Group in the country. Touring regularly throughout the United States, the 2013-2014 BIJQ members are Max Boiko, trumpet; Joel Ross, vibraphones; Sean Britt, guitar; Sarah Kuo, bass; and Jalon D'Mere Archie, drums. The quintet will be joined by special guests Joe Gilman (piano) and Patrick Langham (saxophone) on April 10, and Stefon Harris (vibraphone) on April 12. There is a $35 cover.



BOSTON: ELIANE ELIAS AT SCULLERS

Just returning to the U.S. from her March European tour, pianist/ singer/ songwriter, Eliane Elias performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. Her newest album "I Thought About You", is a tribute to Chet Baker, infusing some on his greatest hits with Brazilian and Bossa Nova rhythms. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SAM POMANTI

18 year-old Toronto keyboardist and singer Sam Pomanti will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, April 10th, 11th & 12th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Born into a musical family, Sam grew up listening to the music of Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Tower of Power and Joni Mitchell, among others, that would often be playing in the house. Taking up the piano when he was 11, Sam started learning the songs he would hear his father (Lou Pomanti) playing. Time passed, and Sam got further into music, starting several bands throughout high school and playing at various locations in Ontario. Now at Humber College for music, Pomanti is taking advantage of the abundance of great musicians found there. Playing around Toronto often, at venues like The Orbit Room and The Drake Underground with his popfunk band Vibrosis, Sam is focused on bringing more music to the Toronto scene. There is no cover charge.

TORONTO: MARC JORDAN - "ON A PERFECT DAY"

Songwriter/vocalist Mark Jordon will perform with his band at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th at 9:00 pm. Band members include Marc Jordan - vocals, guitar, Dave Restivo - piano, Russ Boswell - bass, Mark Lalama - accordion, keyboards and Kevan McKenzie - drums. Marc's style has been described as hypnotic and poetic. And while Marc has developed a reputation as songwriter to the stars - with such high-profile artists such as Rod Stewart, Natalie Cole and Josh Groban covering his material - no one sings Marc's songs like Marc himself. To be in the room when that happens is not a frequent enough occurrence for the insiders who have been committed fans for decades. There is a $20 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: CYRUS CHESTNUT TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 10th through 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Chestnut appeals to both aficionados and fans alike. Adept enough to perform with Wynton Marsalis, yet hip enough to make the "Peanuts" album swing. Chestnut worked with a number of top-notch musicians including Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard, and Donald Harrison, before recording his first solo CD at the age of 30. Chestnut enjoys mixing styles and resists being typecast in any one niche, though his gospel sound is apparent on a number of his recordings. Call for cover/minimum information.


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.

INDIANAPOLIS: MEOW MEOW: FELINE INTIMATE

Meow Meow brings her show Feline Intimate to THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th at 8:00 pm. Her show is a lesson in performance art exotica. Her purr-fectly unique, post-post-modern brand of kamikaze cabaret has hypnotized, inspired and terrified audiences worldwide. Expect nothing less than sequins and satire; witty wicked Weimar; 60's French pop; Brel, Brecht and Kitt; mayhem and magnificence. There is a $25-$35-$45-$55 cover.

ST. LOUIS: TAKEN BY STORM: SONGS OF SEDUCTION AND OBSESSION

Storm Large will perform her show 'Taken By Storm: Songs Of Seduction and Obsession' as part of the GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL (358 North Boyle Street, Louis MO - 314-725-4200 EXT 10) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th at 8:00 pm. A great singer, killer beauty and funny, fleshy truth teller, Storm has many lives. She is a rock siren; She fronts Pink Martini, a sophisticated pop symphony that tours all over the world.; She triumphed in a recent Brecht/Weil show at Carnegie Hall with Leonard Slatkin; a Best Selling Memoirist. She does it all supremely well. Very lucky to have her in St. Louis for the first time. Not to be missed. Definitely new key. With songs by Elvis Costello, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, Olivia Newton-John and Storm Large. There is a $40-$45 cover.


PALM SPRINGS: THE KINSEY SICKS AT THE COPA

The Kinsey Sticks bring their show 'America's Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild' to THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Saturday, April 10th through 12th at 8:00 pm. With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, the Kinsey Sicks hardly need an introduction. For over 20 years America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine, in over 40 states! Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: DELORES PETERSEN & FRIENDS AT THE GARDENIA

Dolores Petersen performs at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th at 9:00 pm. This tireless promoter of Los Angeles jazz and live performance, an avid fan who selflessly champions the musical ambitions of others, and who for years hosted shows at the Hollywood Studio Bar and Grill, possesses a fine vocal instrument herself, which she shared two evenings in March, leading to this encore booking, similarly augmented by talented friends she has gathered over the years. Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: LYNDA CARTER AT CATALINA JAZZ CLUB

Lynda Carter and her All-Star Band will perform at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Friday & Saturday, April11th & 12th at 8:30 pm. Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy-nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world's most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen. Lynda has just returned from sold out appearances at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NY and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Her CD, "At Last" was released on June 9th and dropped at #6 on the Billboard charts. Her new CD will be released this April and she will be touring the West Coast in March and April. She recently served as Grand Marshall for the DC AIDS Walk and is a supporter of the Whitman Walker Clinic as well as many other charitable organizations. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: JAY AND THE AMERICANS AT YOSHI'S

Jay and The Americans, started by four teenage boys in Sandy Yaguda's Brooklyn basement fifty years ago, will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, April 12th at 8:00 pm. Jay and The Americans is one of the lasting success stories in Rock 'n Roll history. Few bands have ever reached the musical heights they achieved. From 1962 to 1971, this group charted an amazing twelve Top Ten records. With three original band members, founding member Sandy Yaguda (aka Deanne); original member Howie Kirschenbaum (aka Kane); and original member Marty Kupersmith (aka Sanders), plus the addition of Jay Reincke, the third and likely the best "Jay" yet, they have recreated the authentic sound of their greatest hits. Their first recording was Tonight (from the musical West Side Story); but their breakout hit song was She Cried. The group's next chart hit was Only In America, followed by top-ten hits Come A Little Bit Closer, Cara Mia, and This Magic moment. These songs and many others are featured in the show, along with stories of the artists and writers who influenced this 1960s super-group. Tickets are $45.


SAN FRANCISCO: MEGAN HILTY AT FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO

Star of stage and screen, Megan Hilty, will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Saturday & Sunday, April 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm. From Broadway to TV, Hilty's extensive resume includes starring roles in Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Megan Hilty recently starred alongside Sean Hayes in NBC's comedy "Sean Saves the World." Prior to that, she portrayed the seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC's musical drama "Smash" for two seasons. In March 2013, Hilty released her debut solo album, "It Happens All the Time," which included fresh interpretations of compositions by contemporary songwriters and producers. There is a $60-$75 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


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LONDON: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AT CRAZY COQS

Gifted singer-songwriter, Tony Award-nominee and leading champion of the Great American Songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway brings her one-woman show DIVA POWER to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 8th through 12th at 8:00 pm. In DIVA POWER! she salutes the great ladies of song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Edith Piaf, Anita O'Day, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Judy Garland. Selections include Over the Rainbow, People, How High the Moon, Tenderly, La Vie En Rose, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and A Case of You. Hampton Callaway won the Theatre World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical Swing and made her Hollywood screen debut in Robert de Niro's The Good Shepherd. She's written over 250 songs, including two Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand and the theme for the hit TV series The Nanny. She performs the critically acclaimed acts Sibling Rivalry and Boom with Broadway star and recent Crazy Coqs' artist, her sister Liz Callaway, and their CD Boom! Live at Birdland was released to rave reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: CRAZY COQS PRESENTS GIACOMO SMITH AND THE KANSAS SMITTYS

Italian-born, New Jersey-bred saxophonist and clarinet player extraordinaire, Giacomo 'Smitty' Smith will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Saturday, April 12th at 10:30 pm. Smitty heads up a crew of some of the best musicians on the London scene, the Kansas Smittys, playing the swinging beat of Kansas City jazz with a contemporary beat, drawing influence from soul and jazz icons from Count Basie to James Brown to Wynton Marsalis. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: MIRANDA WILFORD AT THE PHEASANTRY

Miranda Wilford returns to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, April 12th at 8:30 pm, and this time she has some special guests! To celebrate her varied career, Miranda medleys Irving Berlin into Avicii, Beyonce into Ella, Judy Garland into Stevie Wonder and all with the help of some of the best musicians in the country. She has appeared in many lead roles around the world and in London's West End, as well as being a regular with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and having had commercial success as a recording artist, including the club hit, "Mine". Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: DANA LORGE VARIETY SHOW RETURNS

Award winning Dana Lorge returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, April 11th at 7:00 pm with Dana Lorge's Variety Show. Performers are Comedian /Singer /Actress /Producer Angela LaGreca; Award winning Jazz Vocalist John De Marco; Singer /Entertainer /Impersonator Dorothy Bishop; Singer Peggy Eason; Comedian Michele Balan. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. .

FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

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

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: TIM DI PASQUA WITH AN EVENING OF ORIGINAL SONGS

Tim Di Pasqua will present An Evening Of Original Songs at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, April 11th at 7:00 pm. In addition to performing classic pop songs from his catalog, including YOU and ONE THING; for which Tim was awarded the Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Song of the Year, Tim will be debut brand new material from his upcoming musical AN APARTMENT ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE. Joining Tim for this intimate evening of original songs will be Matt Scharfglass on bass. Tim is the recipient of three Backstage Bistro Awards and The New York Nightlife Award. He has produced four album recordings of his original compositions including his debut MONSTER UNDER THESE CONDITIONS, PURPOSE OF LOVE - A Tim Di Pasqua Songbook Volumes One and Two, and SYNCHRONICITY - a new musical. Tim's most recent release is AN EVENING IN SAN FRANCISCO, his debut solo piano recording featuring classic songs from the great American songbook. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE BROADWAY FOUR AT THE MET

The Broadway Four will make their Metropolitan Room cabaret debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, April 11th at 9:30 pm. The Broadway Four is a singing quartet made up of four dynamic individuals - Thomas Dieter, Tom Guthrie, Johnny Hager and Michael Osso - who each bring unique experiences to their performances. They showcase a mix of Broadway, pop and contemporary music with innovative, rousing arrangements by James Horan. Produced and directed by veteran singer/ actor Skie Ocasio, The Broadway Four is known for its ability to connect with audiences and tell stories through song. Watching a show by The Broadway Four is like spending an evening being entertained by friends. Funny, exhilarating and powerful are just some of the words that have been used to describe their performances. Whether they are performing in an intimate setting, or on a major stage, the gentlemen of The Broadway Four connect with each other and sound glorious together. Talented musicians and expert interpreters of songs, they allow you to hear the piece as if for the first time and come away from the experience invigorated, joyful and moved. There is a $30 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: MARK MILANO: THE LYRICS LEFT BEHIND

Mark Milano will perform "The Lyrics Left Behind" at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, April 11th at 7:00 pm. "The Lyrics Left Behind" is a cabaret show composed of "trunk songs", "dummy lyrics", and other unused lyrics. In the heyday of Tin Pan Alley songwriting and Broadway musicals, working songwriters would toss their unused songs into a trunk. They would pull one of these songs out when a musical was in need of one more number, changing it as needed for the new use. Milano will perform the original versions of many familiar songs. Few people know that Judy Garland's famous torch song "The Man That Got Away" was originally written as an upbeat love song 12 years before she sang it in "A Star Is Born," or that "Tomorrow" was actually used, with different lyrics, in a shirt commercial years before it was heard on Broadway in "Annie." And who knew that a straight-laced composer wrote X-rated lyrics to "You're The Top" that topped any double entendres Cole Porter ever wrote? Mark Milano has tracked down the original arrangements and lyrics of many familiar songs, offering a truly unique cabaret offering. Tickets benefit HealthGAP, an organization working to widen access to HIV/AIDS treatment. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: CHRISTINA SAJOUS AT 54 BELOW

Broadway's Christina Sajous graces the stage at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for one night only on Friday, April 11th at 11:00 pm. Christina has received rave reviews for roles on Broadway in Green Day's American Idiot (Extraordinary Girl), Baby, Its You! (Shirley Owens), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Arachne) and in BAM/New York City Opera's Anna Nicole (Blossom the Lap Dancer). In addition to the characters she plays on stage... there are also the characters she plays in life. Come join Christina as she peels off the layers. An eclectic mix of stories and songs, from Broadway to rock & roll to R&B/soul, will introduce you to the Christina that will surprise you. Conceived by Christina Sajous and Ethan Paulini. Direction by Ethan Paulini. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE KAZEE RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

Steve Kazee, 2012 Tony Award winner for his performance as Guy in Once, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th at 8:00 pm with an added late show on Saturday at 11:00 pm. After sold out summer and Christmas engagements, Steve brings his original alt-country songs, inspired by his southern upbringing and featured on his debut album, back to the stage. Audiences will also get to hear the songs Steve originated in Once on Broadway, live. In addition to winning the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album for Once, Broadway has embraced Steve in roles including Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot, Starbuck opposite Audra McDonald in Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, and Edward Albee's Seascape. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: JANE MONHEIT WITH THE MSM BIG BAND

Jane Monheit with The MSM Big Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday, April 8th through Saturday, April 12th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In just over fifteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland for her first ever engagement as a vocalist fronting a big band. Providing those classic vocal accompaniment sounds are members of (Jane's Alma Mater) the Manhattan School of Music Big Band. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GARY BURTON & MAKOTO OZONE DUETS

Gary Burton, vibraphone and Makoto Ozone, piano join forces to present an evening of duets at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 7th through 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Gary Burton is an American jazz vibraphonist. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. This approach caused him to be heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in jazz education due to his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music. Makoto Ozone is a Japanese jazz pianist. He began playing organ at two and by seven was an improviser. He appeared on Japanese television with his father from 1968 to 1970. At twelve he switched to piano after being impressed by albums by Oscar Peterson. In 1980 he entered the Berklee College of Music and later worked with Gary Burton. He also had his debut in 1983 before returning to his native Japan. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER'S DAVE BRUBECK FESTIVAL: BRUBECK INSTITUTE ALUMNI JAZZ QUINTET

The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet (BIJQ) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday, April 11th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm as part of part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dave Brubeck Festival.. The Quintet is comprised of competitively selected young musicians who underwent an intensive training program in jazz performance. They had the opportunity to learn from visiting professional artists, including Dave Brubeck himself, Wynton Marsalis, and Christian McBride. Alumni of the BIJQ from 2002-2011 will reunite for this special one-night-only concert. There is a $35 cover.



BOSTON: ELIANE ELIAS AT SCULLERS

Just returning to the U.S. from her March European tour, pianist/ singer/ songwriter, Eliane Elias performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. Her newest album "I Thought About You", is a tribute to Chet Baker, infusing some on his greatest hits with Brazilian and Bossa Nova rhythms. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SAM POMANTI

18 year-old Toronto keyboardist and singer Sam Pomanti will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, April 10th, 11th & 12th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Born into a musical family, Sam grew up listening to the music of Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Tower of Power and Joni Mitchell, among others, that would often be playing in the house. Taking up the piano when he was 11, Sam started learning the songs he would hear his father (Lou Pomanti) playing. Time passed, and Sam got further into music, starting several bands throughout high school and playing at various locations in Ontario. Now at Humber College for music, Pomanti is taking advantage of the abundance of great musicians found there. Playing around Toronto often, at venues like The Orbit Room and The Drake Underground with his popfunk band Vibrosis, Sam is focused on bringing more music to the Toronto scene. There is no cover charge.

TORONTO: MARC JORDAN - "ON A PERFECT DAY"

Songwriter/vocalist Mark Jordon will perform with his band at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th at 9:00 pm. Band members include Marc Jordan - vocals, guitar, Dave Restivo - piano, Russ Boswell - bass, Mark Lalama - accordion, keyboards and Kevan McKenzie - drums. Marc's style has been described as hypnotic and poetic. And while Marc has developed a reputation as songwriter to the stars - with such high-profile artists such as Rod Stewart, Natalie Cole and Josh Groban covering his material - no one sings Marc's songs like Marc himself. To be in the room when that happens is not a frequent enough occurrence for the insiders who have been committed fans for decades. There is a $20 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: CYRUS CHESTNUT TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 10th through 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Chestnut appeals to both aficionados and fans alike. Adept enough to perform with Wynton Marsalis, yet hip enough to make the "Peanuts" album swing. Chestnut worked with a number of top-notch musicians including Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard, and Donald Harrison, before recording his first solo CD at the age of 30. Chestnut enjoys mixing styles and resists being typecast in any one niche, though his gospel sound is apparent on a number of his recordings. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: JAZZ TRUMPETER JEREMY PELT AT THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday, April 11th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm and on Saturday, April 12th at 8:30 pm. Born on November 4, 1976, Pelt is an up and coming firebrand in the tradition of Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard. A California native, Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn't long before he started being noticed by a lot of top musicians in the city. His first professional Jazz gig was playing with the Mingus Big Band. Pelt has performed and/or recorded with some of the jazz world's most high profile players including Roy Hargrove, Ravi Coltrane, Greg Osby, Cassandra Wilson and the Mingus Big Band among others. There is a $25 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.

INDIANAPOLIS: MEOW MEOW: FELINE INTIMATE

Meow Meow brings her show Feline Intimate to THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th at 8:00 pm. Her show is a lesson in performance art exotica. Her purr-fectly unique, post-post-modern brand of kamikaze cabaret has hypnotized, inspired and terrified audiences worldwide. Expect nothing less than sequins and satire; witty wicked Weimar; 60's French pop; Brel, Brecht and Kitt; mayhem and magnificence. There is a $25-$35-$45-$55 cover.

CHICAGO: OUT OF MY HEAD WITH JAMES GAVIN AT 3160

James Gavin will perform at CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969) on the second Friday of the month at 9:00 pm for his ongoing show, "Out of My Head with James Gavin" featuring Brian Felder on Piano, and Julie Gorzkowski on Guitar. There's no better way to spend a Friday evening than a night at the cabaret for a trip in the musical mind of James Gavin, including stops along the way in musical theater tunes, cabaret favorites, jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and even a little bit of country. Call for cover/minimum information.


ST. LOUIS: TAKEN BY STORM: SONGS OF SEDUCTION AND OBSESSION

Storm Large will perform her show 'Taken By Storm: Songs Of Seduction and Obsession' as part of the GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL (358 North Boyle Street, Louis MO - 314-725-4200 EXT 10) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th at 8:00 pm. A great singer, killer beauty and funny, fleshy truth teller, Storm has many lives. She is a rock siren; She fronts Pink Martini, a sophisticated pop symphony that tours all over the world.; She triumphed in a recent Brecht/Weil show at Carnegie Hall with Leonard Slatkin; a Best Selling Memoirist. She does it all supremely well. Very lucky to have her in St. Louis for the first time. Not to be missed. Definitely new key. With songs by Elvis Costello, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, Olivia Newton-John and Storm Large. There is a $40-$45 cover.


PALM SPRINGS: THE KINSEY SICKS AT THE COPA

The Kinsey Sticks bring their show 'America's Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild' to THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Saturday, April 10th through 12th at 8:00 pm. With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, the Kinsey Sicks hardly need an introduction. For over 20 years America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine, in over 40 states! Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: DELORES PETERSEN & FRIENDS AT THE GARDENIA

Dolores Petersen performs at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th at 9:00 pm. This tireless promoter of Los Angeles jazz and live performance, an avid fan who selflessly champions the musical ambitions of others, and who for years hosted shows at the Hollywood Studio Bar and Grill, possesses a fine vocal instrument herself, which she shared two evenings in March, leading to this encore booking, similarly augmented by talented friends she has gathered over the years. Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: LYNDA CARTER AT CATALINA JAZZ CLUB

Lynda Carter and her All-Star Band will perform at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Friday & Saturday, April11th & 12th at 8:30 pm. Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy-nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world's most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen. Lynda has just returned from sold out appearances at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NY and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Her CD, "At Last" was released on June 9th and dropped at #6 on the Billboard charts. Her new CD will be released this April and she will be touring the West Coast in March and April. She recently served as Grand Marshall for the DC AIDS Walk and is a supporter of the Whitman Walker Clinic as well as many other charitable organizations. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: TAYLOR DAYNE AT YOSHI'S

Taylor Dayne will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, April 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Dayne stands out as one of music's most dynamic artists of all time. Her unique vocal style has earned her numerous best-selling gold and platinum albums, which produced seventeen Top 20 singles, among them number 1 hits such as "Tell It To My Heart," "Love Will Lead You Back," and "Prove Your Love." During the course of her career, Taylor has sold more than 75 million albums and singles worldwide, garnered three GRAMMY nominations, and appeared in many film, television, and Broadway stage roles including Elton John's, Aida. Taylor is also considered an exceptional songwriter; having co-penned Tina Turner's hit "Whatever You Want." In 2008, Taylor released her latest album, Satisfied, collaborating with major platinum selling writers Mike Mangini (Baha Men, Digable Planets, O-Town, Bruce Hornsby), Peter Wade (Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield), as well as New Radicals' Gregg Alexander and Rick Nowels (Stevie Nicks, Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Santana). Satisfied enjoyed great success in the USA, immediately positioning its single "Beautiful" at Billboard's #1 slot. In 2011, Taylor released her latest single, "Floor on Fire," which garnered her 18th top ten Billboard hit. "Floor on Fire" currently sits at #8 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Taylor also won an HMMA award for "Change The World," which was featured on the trailer for the Academy Award nominated film, The Help. Taylor wrapped up 2011 with a national and international tour throughout the US and Australia. There is a $45-$49 cover,

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LONDON: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AT CRAZY COQS

Gifted singer-songwriter, Tony Award-nominee and leading champion of the Great American Songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway brings her one-woman show DIVA POWER to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 8th through 12th at 8:00 pm. In DIVA POWER! she salutes the great ladies of song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Edith Piaf, Anita O'Day, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Judy Garland. Selections include Over the Rainbow, People, How High the Moon, Tenderly, La Vie En Rose, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and A Case of You. Hampton Callaway won the Theatre World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical Swing and made her Hollywood screen debut in Robert de Niro's The Good Shepherd. She's written over 250 songs, including two Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand and the theme for the hit TV series The Nanny. She performs the critically acclaimed acts Sibling Rivalry and Boom with Broadway star and recent Crazy Coqs' artist, her sister Liz Callaway, and their CD Boom! Live at Birdland was released to rave reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: BENOIT VIELLEFON'S POCKET BAND AT CRAZY COQS

Benoit Viellefon presents his Pocket Band at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday, April 11th at 10:30 pm. The Pocket Band is inspired by the cool music that emerged from the American bars and nightclubs of the 1940s & 50s. Benoit has always been a huge fan of the infamous Nat King Cole trio - the revolutionary 1940s group that replaced the standard big band format with a crew of three virtuosos playing and singing harmonies. He has taken core members of his Orchestra to rearrange and recreate their vast repertoire in his own inimitable style. The music embraces hot swing, blues & trad numbers as well as beautiful ballads, from the late Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Chet Baker. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: THE POLKA DOTS AT THE PHEASANTRY

The Polka Dots (Louisa Stevens, Bethan Rufey, and Joanne Goddard) will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday, April 11th at 8:30 pm. Take three sassy voices, arrange a collection of original and cover swing songs, add some sharp dance routines and you have The Polka Dots! Together, the three girls bring you a modern quirky twist on the classic 40s & 50s close harmony trio: from Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters to The Dots' unique swing arrangements of modern day hits. To start they'll get you 'In the Mood' with some toe-tapping nostalgia and build it up until you're 'Sing, Sing, Singing' along! Call for cover/minimum information.


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FLORIDA: CHRIS BARRETT WITH POST THEATRE CONCERTS

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

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

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: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUESTS: KEALA SETTLE & NIKKI M. JAMES
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

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: Keala Settle (LES MIZ) and Nikki M. James (Les Miz/Tony Winner BOOK OF MORMON) . 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: MICHAEL SCOTT FERRIS MAKES HIS NYC CABARET DEBUT IN "YESTERDAYDREAM"

Singer Michael Scott Ferris will make his NYC cabaret debut in Yesterdaydream at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, April 10th at 7:30 pm. The show, based on Ferris' debut CD, Yesterdaydream is comprised of standards from bygone eras - eras which Michael tells us he has spent a lot of time "yesterdaydreaming" about. The cabaret, a collaboration with long-time friend and music director Lisa Brigantino, reveals Michael's passion for the songs of the 30's and 40's, as well as for his love of travel ... both around the world, and back in time. Michael earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from the SUNY College at Fredonia, and has toured extensively through out North America and Europe performing in musicals and entertaining on the High Seas with several cruise lines, for which he created his own original cabaret shows. Yesterdaydream marks Michael's New York City cabaret debut. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CYNTHIA FARRELL, FOR REAL ... 2.0

Cynthia Farrell brings her show 'For Real ... 2.0' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, April 10th at 7:00 pm. The show is musically directed by Fran Minarik and directed and co-written by James Horvath, is a one hour show of new arrangements of musical theater material, pop, folk and a latin song which create an autobiographical storyline that take audiences on an emotional journey that people have been saying leave them deeply moved and inspired. Cynthia has been a recording artist and musical theater singer since the age of seven after being chosen for the final call back for the starring role in the movie Annie. She has lived in Manhattan since receiving her BFA at NYU and has made a career out of performing off-broadway and in Europe and Mexico City with such notables as Hal Prince's Director's Co., and James Hammerstein III. Cynthia has gone back and forth from theater to the music business to work with artists such as Stevie Nicks and the record producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan). She has built a strong career in commercial voiceovers in English and Spanish and is well known for her role of "Catalina", the Puerto Rican gangster in Grand Theft Auto 3 and San Andreas, for any gamers out there! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JUDY NIEMACK & JAY CLAYTON: "VOICES IN FLIGHT"

Judy Niemack Collaborations presents Judy Niemack & Jay Clayton: "Voices in Flight" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, April 10th at 9:30 pm. Both established artists on the international jazz scene, this double-duo covers new terrain with a fresh take on standards, poetry and original songs. Judy & Jay will be joined by guitarist Jeanfrancois Prins, with Jay Anderson on bass. Judy Niemack and Jay Clayton met on the NYC jazz scene in the 1980s, and since then have collaborated on projects and performances both in the USA and in Europe. Both well known solo artists with strong individual styles, their love of creating music together resulted in this evening of freshly arranged jazz standards, poems, improvisation and original songs. Jay Clayton is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator, whose work boldly spans the terrain between jazz and new music. In 1963 she began her career performing the standards on the vibrant New York music scene. Part of the original Vocal Summit with Bobby McFerrin, breaking new ground in vocal jazz, she continues pushing boundaries in her performing. 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.

NYC: BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS AT 54 BELOW

Celebrate some of the most memorable show-stopping musical moments from Broadway - hit after hit - at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, April 10th at 9:30 pm. The show features some of Broadway's greatest stars, including Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Parade, Mamma Mia!, Kiss Me, Kate, The Addams Family, Sister Act, Scandalous), Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In the Heights, Dance of the Vampires, Aida), Telly Leung (Godspell, Wicked, Rent, Flower Drum Song, Glee), Robert Creighton (Little Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King). Join Carolee, Mandy, Telly, Robert, and Kissy as they bring the house down with both show-stopping songs that they originated on Broadway and classic Broadway musical showstoppers. You might even get an insider story or two along the way! There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: JANE MONHEIT WITH THE MSM BIG BAND

Jane Monheit with The MSM Big Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday, April 8th through Saturday, April 12th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In just over fifteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland for her first ever engagement as a vocalist fronting a big band. Providing those classic vocal accompaniment sounds are members of (Jane's Alma Mater) the Manhattan School of Music Big Band. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GARY BURTON & MAKOTO OZONE DUETS

Gary Burton, vibraphone and Makoto Ozone, piano join forces to present an evening of duets at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 7th through 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Gary Burton is an American jazz vibraphonist. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. This approach caused him to be heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in jazz education due to his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music. Makoto Ozone is a Japanese jazz pianist. He began playing organ at two and by seven was an improviser. He appeared on Japanese television with his father from 1968 to 1970. At twelve he switched to piano after being impressed by albums by Oscar Peterson. In 1980 he entered the Berklee College of Music and later worked with Gary Burton. He also had his debut in 1983 before returning to his native Japan. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER'S DAVE BRUBECK FESTIVAL: BRUBECK INSTITUTE JAZZ QUINTET 2013-2014

The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet 2013-2014 will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday, April 10th and Saturday, April 15th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dave Brubeck Festival. The members of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet (BIJQ) have won numerous DownBeat Student Music Awards for Best Collegiate Jazz Group in the country. Touring regularly throughout the United States, the 2013-2014 BIJQ members are Max Boiko, trumpet; Joel Ross, vibraphones; Sean Britt, guitar; Sarah Kuo, bass; and Jalon D'Mere Archie, drums. The quintet will be joined by special guests Joe Gilman (piano) and Patrick Langham (saxophone) on April 10, and Stefon Harris (vibraphone) on April 12. There is a $35 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SAM POMANTI

18 year-old Toronto keyboardist and singer Sam Pomanti will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, April 10th, 11th & 12th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Born into a musical family, Sam grew up listening to the music of Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Tower of Power and Joni Mitchell, among others, that would often be playing in the house. Taking up the piano when he was 11, Sam started learning the songs he would hear his father (Lou Pomanti) playing. Time passed, and Sam got further into music, starting several bands throughout high school and playing at various locations in Ontario. Now at Humber College for music, Pomanti is taking advantage of the abundance of great musicians found there. Playing around Toronto often, at venues like The Orbit Room and The Drake Underground with his popfunk band Vibrosis, Sam is focused on bringing more music to the Toronto scene. There is no cover charge.

TORONTO: ASHKENAZ PRESENTS OMER KLEIN AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Omer Klein performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday, April 10th at 8:00 pm. He is joined by Haggai Cohen Milo on bass. A jazz pianist and composer, Klein grew up in Israel. Klein studied in Boston with Danilo Perez and continued his studies in New York under Fred Hersch. He has collaborated with renowned artists such as Omer Avital, John Zorn, Lee Konitz, Jeff Ballard, Joel Frahm, Israeli popular music icons like Yehudit Ravitz, Eviatar Banai and Rona Kenan, and many more. In recent years Klein lives in Germany and tours worldwide. He has released 4 albums to great acclaim: Duet (Fresh Sound), Introducing Omer Klein and Heart Beats (Smalls Records) and Rockets on the Balcony (Tzadik) which was a Downbeat Editor's Pick. In April 2013, Klein released his 5th album, To the Unknown on the French label Plus Loin. To the Unknown features the Omer Klein Trio with bassist Haggai Cohen Milo and drummer Ziv Ravitz, playing 9 new compositions by Klein. There is a $15 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: CYRUS CHESTNUT TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 10th through 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Chestnut appeals to both aficionados and fans alike. Adept enough to perform with Wynton Marsalis, yet hip enough to make the "Peanuts" album swing. Chestnut worked with a number of top-notch musicians including Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard, and Donald Harrison, before recording his first solo CD at the age of 30. Chestnut enjoys mixing styles and resists being typecast in any one niche, though his gospel sound is apparent on a number of his recordings. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: SY SMITH AND WES FELTON PRESENT "THE REVIVAL"

Sy Smith and Wes Felton present "The Revival" at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Thursday, April 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. As a vocalist, Sy Smith has toured with a myriad of artists spanning almost every genre including Meshell Ndegeocello, Whitney Houston, Sheila E., The Foreign Exchange, DJ Quik, Macy Gray, and many more! Hailing from the DMV area, she now resides in Los Angeles where she has done television stints with the Rickey Minor Band on American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and voice-over and cameo performances for shows including American Dad and How I Met Your Mother. Sy's own critically-acclaimed music (she's released 4 CDs, 1 EP, and a live DVD on her own label) has taken her around the globe too; she's performed for fans in London, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, and countless other cities! Currently touring with Grammy Award winning trumpeter Chris Botti (Sy has been his featured vocalist since 2006), she's taking advantage of a few days off to perform in her hometown at one of her favorite venues! The poet- singer- rapper- actor Wes Felton's resume runs deep with collaborations with Meshell Ndegeocello, Raheem DeVaughn, Eric Roberson, Marshall Keys, Prince Paul and many more. His latest project "Imagine The Future" received 11 Grammy Considerations this year. He is currently preparing for his first solo tour this year. Sy Smith and Wes Felton have recorded quite a number of songs together and have shared many stages across the country including The Kennedy Center and L.A's Legendary Temple Bar. Like a contemporary version of Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack, Smith and Felton capture the emotional depth of Soul Music while reminding the audience of great showmanship. These two DC Natives are True Artist and Masters of their crafts. With an All-Star line up of DC Musicians backing them, this will be quite a show to remember. There is a $20 cover.


BETHESDA, MD: JAZZ TRUMPETER JEREMY PELT AT THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday, April 11th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm and on Saturday, April 12th at 8:30 pm. Born on November 4, 1976, Pelt is an up and coming firebrand in the tradition of Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard. A California native, Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn't long before he started being noticed by a lot of top musicians in the city. His first professional Jazz gig was playing with the Mingus Big Band. Pelt has performed and/or recorded with some of the jazz world's most high profile players including Roy Hargrove, Ravi Coltrane, Greg Osby, Cassandra Wilson and the Mingus Big Band among others. There is a $25 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.

PALM SPRINGS: THE KINSEY SICKS AT THE COPA

The Kinsey Sticks bring their show 'America's Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild' to THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Saturday, April 10th through 12th at 8:00 pm. With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, the Kinsey Sicks hardly need an introduction. For over 20 years America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine, in over 40 states! Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: ARIANA SAVALAS AT HERB ALPERT'S VIBRATO

Ariana Savalas will be performing with Corky Hale at HERB ALPERT'S VIBRATO (2930 Bel Air Circle, Bel Air, CA - 310-474-9400) on Thursday, April 10th at 8:00 pm. Savalas may be a newcomer to the music scene but her sound echoes music of another era. As she makes her way to the stage, she evokes the sheer glamour and talent of movie star idols like Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake. But when she sings, her voice and sound harkens back to the days of Etta James and Dinah Washington. Corky Hale has performed at The White House with Tony Bennett, soloed with Barbra Streisand in Central Park and at the Hollywood Bowl, and performed with Bjork on her MTV Special in London. Hale has also appeared with George Michael at London's Royal Albert Hall and Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. She has played harp for Liberace (on his television show and at Madison Square Garden) and Judy Collins, piano for Billie Holiday, Mel Tore and Peggy Lee, and sung with the bands of Harry James, Ray Anthony and Jerry Gray. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: LYNNE KRUGER AT THE GARDENIA

Singer/ entertainer /vocal coach Lynne Kruger brings us her one-woman show to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, April 10th at 9:00 pm. In her show she will be performing standards, Broadway, jazz, and engaging comedic chatter. Lynne had 25 years of experience teaching children, helping them to meet their musical potential and watching them grow into real musical performers. Her talent and personality give Lynne a unique flair to communicate with students of all ages, helping them to appreciate the gift of music while motivating them to do their best. She now brings her musical theater talent to cabaret. What really sets them apart from other entertainers is Lynne's wit, energy, phrasing and natural ability to connect with her audience. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN DIEGO: JONATHAN ALLEN AT MARTINIS ABOVE FOURTH

"America's Got Talent" semi-finalist Jonathan Allen will perform at MARTINIS ABOVE FOURTH TABLE + STAGE (3940 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) on Thursday, April 10th at 8:00 pm. Allen 's electrifying vocals stunned audiences nationwide. Now Jonathan, who recently relocated to Southern California, will be bringing his breathtaking tenor vocals to MARTINIS performing hits like "The Music Of The Night," "Ave Maria," "Nessun Dorma" and Adelle's "Someone Like You". This is his San Diego debut. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: LYNDA CARTER AND HER ALL-STAR BAND

Lynda Carter and her All-Star Band will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday & Thursday, April 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy-nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world's most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen. Lynda has just returned from sold out appearances at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NY and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Her CD, "At Last" was released on June 9th and dropped at #6 on the Billboard charts. Her new CD will be released this April and she will be touring the West Coast in March and April. She recently served as Grand Marshall for the DC AIDS Walk and is a supporter of the Whitman Walker Clinic as well as many other charitable organizations. There is a $25-$29 cover.


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LONDON: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AT CRAZY COQS

Gifted singer-songwriter, Tony Award-nominee and leading champion of the Great American Songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway brings her one-woman show DIVA POWER to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 8th through 12th at 8:00 pm. In DIVA POWER! she salutes the great ladies of song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Edith Piaf, Anita O'Day, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Judy Garland. Selections include Over the Rainbow, People, How High the Moon, Tenderly, La Vie En Rose, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and A Case of You. Hampton Callaway won the Theatre World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical Swing and made her Hollywood screen debut in Robert de Niro's The Good Shepherd. She's written over 250 songs, including two Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand and the theme for the hit TV series The Nanny. She performs the critically acclaimed acts Sibling Rivalry and Boom with Broadway star and recent Crazy Coqs' artist, her sister Liz Callaway, and their CD Boom! Live at Birdland was released to rave reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: SALENA JONES AND HER SEXTET AT THE PHEASANTRY

American jazz and cabaret singer Salena Jones will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Wednesday & Thursday, April 9th & 10th at 8:30 pm. She will be joined on stage by Will Bartlett (piano), Matt Ridley (bass), Patrick Davey (drums), Richard Shepherd (saxophones), Martin Shaw (trumpet/flugelhorn), Hugh Wilkinson (percussion). Salena was born Joan Elizabeth Shaw in Newport News, Virginia, the same home town as Ella Fitzgerald. Jones said, "I loved Sarah Vaughan so much and adored Lena Horne's elegance; I put them together as 'Salena.' It looked good. And I kept Joan in 'Jones.'" And that's how Salena Jones was born." Call for cover/minimum information.

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FRAMINGHAM, MA: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURING FRANK (PACO) STEWART

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, April 9th the featured guest will be Frank (Paco) Stewart. Pianist for both Frank and the open mic is Tom LaMark. Frank (Paco) Stewart is a full-time singer, songwriter, entertainer and actor, known to family, friends and fans simply as "Paco". He is affiliated with Bristol Recording Studios in Boston where he has recorded over 100 songs professionally and just released his fourth major CD Album nationally; a 2-CD, 42-song 50's, 60's and 70's Oldies compilation. He is also currently signed with JRP Talent Agency in Boston where he pursues radio and TV commercial acting, voice-overs and sitcom opportunities. Formerly the CEO of a major New England Residential Green Building Firm for 37 years, he considers his new "second career" in entertainment as the chance to finally follow his heart's desire. Married to his wife Marjorie for 43 years, he is blessed with three children and five grandchildren and resides in Gloucester, MA. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).


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: PEGGY KING AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Vocalist Peggy King, one of the best-loved stars of TV's Golden Age, as well as stage, screen and nightclubs, continues her amazing resurgence after nearly a 30-year absence, with a series of performances at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), accompanied by musical director Andy Kahn on piano. Performances are scheduled for Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm; Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 pm; and Tuesday, June 10th at 7:00 pm. Peggy was re-discovered last year in the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO film "Behind the Candelabra," in which Michael Douglas and Matt Damon watch a lengthy 1955 video clip of Peggy singing "When Liberace Winks at Me," accompanied by the real Liberace on piano. It also became a popular YouTube video and is included on the Elektra soundtrack album. Peggy King has worked in films and television with nearly every star imaginable, from Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme (with whom she co-starred on a 50s TV series) to Sammy Davis, Jr. and Andre Previn, and her dozens of recordings through the years show just why she remains a favorite of America's finest composers and lyricists. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BEN CASSARA: SISTER MOON CD RELEASE SHOW

Ben Cassara celebrates the release of his CD Sister Moon at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, April 9th at 9:30 pm. Backed by a jazz quartet headed by Tedd Firth on key boards, Iris Ornig on bass, Harry Allen on sax and Ronen Itzik on drums, the show will feature selections from the Great American Songbook such as Rogers and Hart's "Nobody's Heart" and Bob Dorough's "Devil May Care" to more contemporary songs such as Sting's "Sister Moon" all done with Cassara's intimate, bluesy swinging approach. Born and raised in NYC, Ben Cassara began singing around the family piano and went on to performing in both church and high school choirs which culminated in a televised performance at Carnegie Hall at the age of 16. Cassara tried his hand at theater and after college performed in numerous Off -Off Broadway productions. However, music was his first love, so he began performing in piano bars and clubs all around the city and in the tri-state area. After a time, Cassara realized he'd prefer to be a "front man" and a few years back, started working with jazz pianist, Tedd Firth. Ben's debut CD features arrangements by Cassara and Firth with two additional NYC jazz based musicians, David Finck on bass and Bob Mallah on tenor sax. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MICHAEL SCOTT FERRIS MAKES HIS NYC CABARET DEBUT IN "YESTERDAYDREAM"

Singer Michael Scott Ferris will make his NYC cabaret debut in Yesterdaydream at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, April 10th at 7:30 pm. The show, based on Ferris' debut CD, Yesterdaydream is comprised of standards from bygone eras - eras which Michael tells us he has spent a lot of time "yesterdaydreaming" about. The cabaret, a collaboration with long-time friend and music director Lisa Brigantino, reveals Michael's passion for the songs of the 30's and 40's, as well as for his love of travel ... both around the world, and back in time. Michael earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from the SUNY College at Fredonia, and has toured extensively through out North America and Europe performing in musicals and entertaining on the High Seas with several cruise lines, for which he created his own original cabaret shows. Yesterdaydream marks Michael's New York City cabaret debut. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: FRANKIE J. GRANDE: LIVIN' LA VIDA GRANDE

Frankie J. Grande will be 'Livin' La Vida Grande' at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm. Frankie J. Grande is a Broadway performer/ producer turned host/YouTube star. Some of his favorite credits are performing in Mamma Mia! on Broadway, producing Hamlet on Broadway starring Jude Law, winning the title of Mr. Broadway 2007, and producing/co-directing Brooke Shields' one woman show at Feinstein's. Frankie will be performing a slew of pop hits & Broadway show tunes, as well as featuring his incredible impersonations and YouTube shenanigans live. With Special Guests Marissa Rosen and Dominic Crossey. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JARROD SPECTOR A LITTLE EXTRA HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

Back by popular demand! Jarrod Spector, currently starring as Barry Mann in the new Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, April 9th at 10:00 pm to celebrate his brand new album "A Little Help From My Friends: Live at 54 BELOW". His 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. This added performance includes a little extra help from his friends, as he's joined by Special Guest Barry Mann (the real one!), co-writer (with his wife Cynthia Weil) of hits like "On Broadway," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "Somewhere Out There," and more. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BARBARA CARROLL, JAY LEONHART & ANDY BEY "CABARET JAZZ"

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz , New York's Longest Running Jazz Concert Series, presents "Cabaret Jazz" on Thursday, April 10th at 8:00 pm at THE TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (199 Chambers Street, NYC - 212-220-1460). The show features the celebrated duo of pianist/vocalist Barbara Carroll and bassist /vocalist /songwriter Jay Leonhart and the solo artistry of singer pianist /composer Andy Bey plus, as in all Highlights In Jazz concerts, a surprise special guest. A world renowned pianist and vocalist Barbara Carroll, the honored recipient of the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Award of the Kennedy Arts Center and the National Arts Club's Award of Distinction, who will be making her 11th Highlights In Jazz appearance, began her rise to stardom opening for the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band at 52nd Street's famed Downbeat Club. Carroll will be joined by her longtime associate, bassist /vocalist /composer Jay Leonhart - with whom she first recorded on her 1970's Blue Note comeback album. The show will also feature pianist/composer singer Andy Bey, who will be making his very first Highlights In Jazz appearance. This season's series concludes on Thursday, May 8, 2014 with Brothers in Jazz featuring The Heath Brothers plus Peter and Will Anderson and a surprise special guest. Tickets are $45.


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: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: JUDY NIEMACK WITH JEANFRANCOIS PRINS

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 9th features Judy Niemack, vocals with Jeanfrancois Prins, guitar. Niemack sang in a church choir from age seven. She decided on a professional career in singing at age 17, and soon after met Warne Marsh, who encouraged her to explore jazz. She studied jazz at Pasadena City College, and later at the New England Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her debut album was released in 1977; she has recorded several albums under her own name in addition to working with Toots Thielemans, James Moody, Lee Konitz, Clark Terry, Kenny Barron, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, Eddie Gomez, and the Widespread Depression Jazz Orchestra. She has toured Europe many times and also teaches music. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation. NO CONCERT APRIL 16th - Holy Week.


NYC: JANE MONHEIT WITH THE MSM BIG BAND

Jane Monheit with The MSM Big Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday, April 8th through Saturday, April 12th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In just over fifteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland for her first ever engagement as a vocalist fronting a big band. Providing those classic vocal accompaniment sounds are members of (Jane's Alma Mater) the Manhattan School of Music Big Band. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GARY BURTON & MAKOTO OZONE DUETS

Gary Burton, vibraphone and Makoto Ozone, piano join forces to present an evening of duets at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 7th through 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Gary Burton is an American jazz vibraphonist. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. This approach caused him to be heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in jazz education due to his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music. Makoto Ozone is a Japanese jazz pianist. He began playing organ at two and by seven was an improviser. He appeared on Japanese television with his father from 1968 to 1970. At twelve he switched to piano after being impressed by albums by Oscar Peterson. In 1980 he entered the Berklee College of Music and later worked with Gary Burton. He also had his debut in 1983 before returning to his native Japan. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER'S DAVE BRUBECK FESTIVAL: DARIUS, CHRIS, AND DAN BRUBECK

Jazz At Lincoln Center's Dave Brubeck Festival continues with sons Darius, Chris, and Dan Brubeck at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday & Sunday, April 9th & 13th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Since 2010, Darius Brubeck, piano; Chris Brubeck, bass and trombone; Dan Brubeck, drums; augmented by Dave O'Higgins, saxophones have toured together in salute to their father Dave Brubeck's legacy. In their first U.S. appearance together, they will perform many of Dave Brubeck's iconic hits, including "Take Five," "Blue Rondo a la Turk," and "Unsquare Dance," as well as original compositions by the brothers. There is a $30 cover.


BOSTON: GHOST TRAIN ORCHESTRA AT SCULLERS

The Ghost Train Orchestra, led by trumpeter Brian Carpenter, will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, April 9th at 8:00 pm. The Ghost Train Orchestra unearths the little-known and rarely-heard jazz that was a fixture in the dance halls and nightclubs of prohibition-era Harlem and Chicago. A top-notch ten-piece orchestra, they play the music that gave the Jazz Age its name in swinging new arrangements. Their 2011 debut recording was Best Jazz Record of the Year, and their newest album "Book of Rhapsodies", was released in fall 2013. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.


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

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

WASHINGTON D.C.: FLORIAN HOEFNER AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz pianist and composer, Florian Hoefner will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, April 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Hoefner has toured extensively throughout Europe, the US, and Canada. His performances are featured on ten CD releases, including a collaboration with renowned guitarist, Kurt Rosenwinkel. He has been heard at major festivals across Europe, such as Jazz Baltica in Salzau, Germany, the Bohemia Jazz Fest in the Czech Republic and the Tremplin Jazz Festival in Avignon, France, where his band Subtone was the recipient of both the jury and audience awards. He shared the stage with the likes of Joe Lovano, Seamus Blake, Rich Perry, John Riley and Tim Ries. With his New York-based Florian Hoefner Group he has released two critically acclaimed albums on OA2 Records and has performed over 60 shows in Europe and North America up to date. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: LYNDSEY HIGHLANDER AT BETHESDA BLUES

Lyndsey Highlander will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, April 9th at 7:30 pm. Like a breath of fresh air, 24 year old Lyndsey Highlander arrived in Nashville from the antebellum town of Providence Forge, VA, near the Chickahominy River. From an early age, Lyndsey was known for her precocious musical talents; it was just a matter of time before she would share her gifts with the world. 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.

SAN FRANCISCO: LYNDA CARTER AND HER ALL-STAR BAND

Lynda Carter and her All-Star Band will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Wednesday & Thursday, April 9th & 10th at 8:00 pm. Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy-nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world's most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen. Lynda has just returned from sold out appearances at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NY and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Her CD, "At Last" was released on June 9th and dropped at #6 on the Billboard charts. Her new CD will be released this April and she will be touring the West Coast in March and April. She recently served as Grand Marshall for the DC AIDS Walk and is a supporter of the Whitman Walker Clinic as well as many other charitable organizations. There is a $25-$29 cover.


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LONDON: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AT CRAZY COQS

Gifted singer-songwriter, Tony Award-nominee and leading champion of the Great American Songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway brings her one-woman show DIVA POWER to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 8th through 12th at 8:00 pm. In DIVA POWER! she salutes the great ladies of song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Edith Piaf, Anita O'Day, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Judy Garland. Selections include Over the Rainbow, People, How High the Moon, Tenderly, La Vie En Rose, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and A Case of You. Hampton Callaway won the Theatre World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical Swing and made her Hollywood screen debut in Robert de Niro's The Good Shepherd. She's written over 250 songs, including two Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand and the theme for the hit TV series The Nanny. She performs the critically acclaimed acts Sibling Rivalry and Boom with Broadway star and recent Crazy Coqs' artist, her sister Liz Callaway, and their CD Boom! Live at Birdland was released to rave reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: SALENA JONES AND HER SEXTET AT THE PHEASANTRY

American jazz and cabaret singer Salena Jones will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Wednesday & Thursday, April 9th & 10th at 8:30 pm. She will be joined on stage by Will Bartlett (piano), Matt Ridley (bass), Patrick Davey (drums), Richard Shepherd (saxophones), Martin Shaw (trumpet/flugelhorn), Hugh Wilkinson (percussion). Salena was born Joan Elizabeth Shaw in Newport News, Virginia, the same home town as Ella Fitzgerald. Jones said, "I loved Sarah Vaughan so much and adored Lena Horne's elegance; I put them together as 'Salena.' It looked good. And I kept Joan in 'Jones.'" And that's how Salena Jones was born." Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: SONG CYCLE: ON THE ROAD HOME

Wesley Whatley, Ty Defoe and Mary Kate Morrissey present Song Cycle: On The Road Home at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00 pm. The show is an acoustic evening of original music and cover songs to benefit Aids LifeCycle featuring Wesley, Ty and Mary Kate - the souls of 319 w38th street. There is no cover - donations accepted.

NYC: JACQUES BREL RETURNS TO STAGE 72

The Music Of Brel, Blau, Shuman and Jouannest en Cabaret, presented by Dan Whitten, Mark Beigelman, Peter Martin and Tiger Theatricals, will be presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00 pm. Jacques Brel RETURNS ... is a new cabaret production featuring highlights from Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris as well as Brel songs not in the original score. The rotating cast includes PJ Baccari, Anna Bergman, Sarah Bierstock, Robert Cuccioli, Natascia Diaz, Rodney Hicks, Arlo Hill, Sam Ludwig, Marissa Mulder, Ereni Sevasti, Jim Stanek, And David Wolfson. Created by Dan Whitten and Mark Beigelman, who produced the hit revival and CD in 2006/2007, and featuring musical direction by Rick Hip-Flores, the evening features Jacques Brel favorites including "Carousel," "My Childhood," "If We Only Have Love," "Ne Me Quitte Pas," "The Bulls," "Jackie," "Amsterdam" and "I Loved." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: HALEY SWINDAL: PLAY TO WIN AT 54 BELOW

Haley Swindal brings her show 'Play to Win' to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, April 8th at 9:30 pm. Play to Win tells the story of Haley's quirky journey charting her own path in the arts, using all that she learned from the passion and perseverance of her greatest influence: her grandfather, Yankees owner and consummate New Yorker, George Steinbrenner. With a mix of Broadway, folk, rock, and some zany stories along the way, Play to Win blends a little baseball with a lot of life and love. Haley has appeared on Broadway and on tour with Jekyll & Hyde, White Christmas, Jesus Christ Superstar opposite Ted Neeley, and as Grace Farrell in Annie opposite Sally Struthers. She has performed in concert at Carnegie Hall alongside the great jazz vocalist Steve Tyrell, acclaimed Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, and under the baton of Steven Reineke with the New York Pops. As a film actress, she won a New York Emmy as the host of Kids on Deck, which ran on YES Network Television for two seasons. There is a $25-$35 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: JANE MONHEIT WITH THE MSM BIG BAND

Jane Monheit with The MSM Big Band will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday, April 8th through Saturday, April 12th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In just over fifteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland for her first ever engagement as a vocalist fronting a big band. Providing those classic vocal accompaniment sounds are members of (Jane's Alma Mater) the Manhattan School of Music Big Band. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GARY BURTON & MAKOTO OZONE DUETS

Gary Burton, vibraphone and Makoto Ozone, piano join forces to present an evening of duets at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 7th through 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Gary Burton is an American jazz vibraphonist. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. This approach caused him to be heralded as an innovator and his sound and technique are widely imitated. He is also known for pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz, as well as being a major figure in jazz education due to his 30 years at the Berklee College of Music. Makoto Ozone is a Japanese jazz pianist. He began playing organ at two and by seven was an improviser. He appeared on Japanese television with his father from 1968 to 1970. At twelve he switched to piano after being impressed by albums by Oscar Peterson. In 1980 he entered the Berklee College of Music and later worked with Gary Burton. He also had his debut in 1983 before returning to his native Japan. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER'S DAVE BRUBECK FESTIVAL: BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET

As part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dave Brubeck Festival, DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) presents the Brubeck Brothers Quartet on Monday & Tuesday, April 7th & 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The group is comprised of members of one of America's most accomplished musical families, with Chris Brubeck, bass and trombone; Dan Brubeck, drums; Mike DeMicco, guitar; and Chuck Lamb, piano. The form a dynamic quartet to perform a seriously hard swinging set. The quartet's style is rooted in straight-ahead jazz, but their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play with odd time signatures, while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues, and world music. There is a $30 cover.


BOSTON: AVI AVITAL AT THE REGATTABAR

GRAMMY-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Tuesday, April 8th at 7:30 pm. Avital is one of the world's most exciting and entrepreneurial young musicians. He is deeply committed to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin through virtuosic performance and exciting new repertoire. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon recording artist, Mr. Avital released his first recording for the label entitled BACH - a disc of harpsichord and violin concerti arranged for mandolin. A second Deutsche Grammophon release, entitled Between Worlds, is slated for January 2014. Mr. Avital is the first mandolin player to receive a GRAMMY nomination in the category "Best Instrumental Soloist" for his recording of Avner Dorman's Mandolin Concerto with Andrew Cyr and the Metropolis Ensemble. Avi Avital is internationally regarded for his performances at venues including Lincoln Center in New York, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, KKL Luzern, Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing and Wigmore Hall in London. There is a $25 cover.


TORONTO: ARIA TESOLIN AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Vocal virtuoso and next gen tastemaker Aria Tesolin showcases new music compositions reminiscent of 50s crooner jazz paired with her lucid lyrics that convey the realness and depth of a street poet at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, April 8th at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Tien Yeung on piano. Ross MacIntyre on bass and Max Senitt on drums. Between giving old jazz classics new life, revamping modern covers with an original take, and her beguiling breed of pop leaning compositions now playing on radio in 24 countries, Aria and her unforgettable opera pop vocals will deliver a show experience you won't want to miss. There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: FELIX WONG returns

Toronto based jazz pianist Felix Wong returns to THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Felix began playing the piano at the age of 4. He is a self-taught jazz musician. His many musical influences include Bill Evans, Esperanza Spalding, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove, Joshua Redman, Jaco Pastorius and more. He is a former member of the Toronto All-Star Big Band, where he has performed with the legendary Doc Severinsen and Jackie Richardson. He has travelled with the band, performing venues such as Casa Loma, Old Mill Inn, the Beaches International Jazz Festival and more. He is currently a member of the Jazz FM 91.1 Big Band, where he has had the opportunity to perform with Joey Defrancesco. Felix was chosen to be a part of the 2013 Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band under the direction of Alex Dean, feautring some of the most outstanding young jazz players in Canada. Recently, he also performed in the TD Young Jazz Showcase in Port Hope, under the direction of Denny Christianson, where he opened for the All-Canadian Legends Renee Rosnes, P.J. Perry, Terry Clarke, and Neil Swainson. There is no cover charge.


WASHINGTON DC: CHICK COREA AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz pianist Chick Corea performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday & Tuesday, April 7th & 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Chick Corea's four decade career is filled with musical experiences which have filled many a page in 20th century music history books. Born Armando Anthony Corea in Chelsea, Massachusetts on June 12, 1941, Chick was studying piano by age four and enjoyed a childhood home filled with the sounds of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Lester Young and Horace Silver - not to mention the likes of Beethoven and Mozart, who inspired Chick's compositional instincts. 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: THE ASSAD FAMILY QUINTET

The Assad Family Quintet will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Tuesday, April 8th at 8:00 pm. The brothers Assad first introduced three generations of The Assad Family to North America in 2004. The tour climaxed in a remarkable concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. This was the first time S•rgio & Odair's parents had ever performed on an international stage and they charmed us all. Their sister Badi has long been known for her remarkable vocal range and her unique song style, both live and on CD. S•rgio's daughter Clarice is a budding composer, pianist and vocalist with several symphonic works to her name. And Carolina, Odair's daughter, is a gorgeous vocalist with an innate feel for the rhythms of Brazil. With the passing of their father, Jorge, the Assads are touring as a quintet, exploring some of the most beautiful folk and pop music written by Brazil's iconic composers, as well as music written by the Assads themselves. The program features their newest suite, Da Volta As Raises (Back to our Roots). Dinner/Show: $68 Show only: $35.


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LONDON: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AT CRAZY COQS

Gifted singer-songwriter, Tony Award-nominee and leading champion of the Great American Songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway brings her one-woman show DIVA POWER to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 8th through 12th at 8:00 pm. In DIVA POWER! she salutes the great ladies of song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Edith Piaf, Anita O'Day, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Judy Garland. Selections include Over the Rainbow, People, How High the Moon, Tenderly, La Vie En Rose, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and A Case of You. Hampton Callaway won the Theatre World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical Swing and made her Hollywood screen debut in Robert de Niro's The Good Shepherd. She's written over 250 songs, including two Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand and the theme for the hit TV series The Nanny. She performs the critically acclaimed acts Sibling Rivalry and Boom with Broadway star and recent Crazy Coqs' artist, her sister Liz Callaway, and their CD Boom! Live at Birdland was released to rave reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: ANDY LEWIS AT THE PHEASANTRY

Welsh singer-songwriter Andy Lewis, now based in London, will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, April 8th at 8:30 pm. His influences range from Sting, Stevie, Chet Baker, Prince, Ray LaMontagne and whole host of other artists. As well as performing his own material, Andy and his band re-arrange well known tunes to complete an eclectic mixture of songs, old and new. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: JARED ISAACSON - "IT'S 11 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE"

"It's 11 O'Clock Somewhere" will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, April 7th at 9:30 pm. The show tells of Jared Isaacson's journey to NYC and the women who inspired him along the way, through the use of female "11 o'clock" numbers. Featuring guest performers: Kristy Cates (Wicked), Kate Loprest (First Date, Hairspray), and Jessica Grove (A Little Night Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie). There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SINGER-SONGWRITER JENNIE WALKER AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jennie Walker performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, April 7th at 9:30 pm. She is accompanied by David Patterson on acoustic guitar. Jennie is a singer who pens her own music and is known for her lush tones and brutally honest lyrics. She worked with Grammy nominated producer, Tommy Faragher, on her debut album, Night Flight to London, which was released digitally on October 3, 2011. Jennie Walker is an Advisor and President Emeritus of the Georgia Music Industry Association (GMIA) where she produced monthly music education panels, song critiques, Open Mic Night's as well as an annual Country Music Songwriters Showcase and an all genre Songwriters Showcase, during Georgia Music Week Festivities. She was awarded GMIA's President's Award for volunteer service in 1997. She has also appeared on top radio and TV programs such as WBAI 99.5 FM New York, HOT 97.5 FM Atlanta, Good News Broadcast, and Good Day Atlanta. She has been written up in China Today. Walker also helped to produce the 2006 charity album "Serve" for World Hunger Year and The Hard Rock Cafe, which features the artists Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith, as well as numerous other top recording artists. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TUNE IN TIME: NEW YORK'S EXCITING NEW SONGWRITING CHALLENGE

TURNPIKE PRODUCTIONS (Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields) presents TUNE IN TIME, New York City's exciting, new songwriting challenge will premiere at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Mondays, April 7th & 14th at 7:00 pm. The show challenges a composer and a lyricist to write a song from a new musical (invented on the spot), in a style determined by the spin of a wheel ... in 20 minutes. A lineup of great musical theater songwriters is ready to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. Three teams of composers and lyricists take on the challenge of a title picked from a hat and the spin of the dreaded Genre Wheel. Will it be rock? Traditional, a la Rodgers & Hammerstein? Experimental? Or even Disneyesque? Creator/producer and MAC Songwriting Award winner Amy Engelhardt, formerly of Grammy-nominated vocal band, The Bobs says that TUNE IN TIME is a great combination of improvisation and instinct , but in this show it's the songwriters, not the actors who will dare to live at the lip of their creativity. It's serious fun - you've got to trust your instincts and commit 300%. TUNE IN TIME is hosted by club and cabaret favorite Emily McNamara (The Chocolate Show, NEWSical, Getting the Band Back Together), and acclaimed musical director Nate Buccieri (Brandy's, The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama) will accompany at the piano. The show will feature different celebrity judges each week. Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/616363


NYC: SONGS FROM HONEYMOON IN VEGAS

On Monday, April 7th at 7:00 & 9:45 pm members of the cast of the new Broadway-bound musical Honeymoon in Vegas will sing selections from the show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). Performers include Tony Danza, Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley, Nancy Opel, David Josefsberg, Catherine Ricafort and an more. Written by Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Bergman, and directed by Gary Griffin, Honeymoon in Vegas is the next big thing - here's a chance to celebrate with the cast and get a sneak peek prior to Broadway! There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LE CIRQUE CAFE' "MUSICAL MONDAYS" FEATURING THE DIANE MARINO QUARTET

"Musical Mondays" at LE CIRQUE CAFE (151 East 58th Street, NYC - 212-644-0202) will feature The Diane Marino Quartet on Monday, April 7th at 7:00 pm. They will present an evening of classic Jazz standards and beautiful Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba. The quartet includes Diane Marino, Piano/Vocals; Harry Allen, Sax; Frank Marino, Bass; and Neal Smith, Drums. There is no cover - $38 2-course dinner prix fixe available.


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: BEN RIMALOWER PRESENTS "THE LADY'S GOT POTENTIAL"

Ben Rimalower presents his latest show "The Lady's Got Potential" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, April 7th at 7:00 pm. The Lady's Got Potential is named after the song from Evita about the ambitious woman on the rise, and is an evening of songs performed by some ofthe most exciting up and coming actresses working in musical theater today. Host Ben Rimalower (Patti Issues) was inspired to put this program together after the enormous response generated by his Playbill article of the same name. Ben Rimalower is the writer and original star of off Off-Broadway's long-running hit solo play, Patti Issues, which he continues to tour all over the world. He writes for Playbill and the Huffington Post. In addition to directing a number of Off-Broadway plays, Ben has helmed a slew of solo shows; most notably conceiving and directing 'Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone' At Les Mouches and subsequently producing Patti LuPone's "Live At Les Mouches" album for Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: PURCHASE JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEATURING GARY SMULYAN

The Purchase Jazz Orchestra, featuring Gary Smulyan, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, April 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Purchase Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band that performs jazz from every era. From staples like Ellington and Basie, to more modern works by today's leading composers and arrangers like McNeely, Clayton, Abene, and Schneider, the PJO swings and is always a pleasure to listen to. Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman, and legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis Co-Direct the group. There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER'S DAVE BRUBECK FESTIVAL: BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET

As part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dave Brubeck Festival, DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) presents the Brubeck Brothers Quartet on Monday & Tuesday, April 7th & 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The group is comprised of members of one of America's most accomplished musical families, with Chris Brubeck, bass and trombone; Dan Brubeck, drums; Mike DeMicco, guitar; and Chuck Lamb, piano. The form a dynamic quartet to perform a seriously hard swinging set. The quartet's style is rooted in straight-ahead jazz, but their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play with odd time signatures, while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues, and world music. There is a $30 cover.


WASHINGTON DC: CHICK COREA AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz pianist Chick Corea performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday & Tuesday, April 7th & 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Chick Corea's four decade career is filled with musical experiences which have filled many a page in 20th century music history books. Born Armando Anthony Corea in Chelsea, Massachusetts on June 12, 1941, Chick was studying piano by age four and enjoyed a childhood home filled with the sounds of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Lester Young and Horace Silver - not to mention the likes of Beethoven and Mozart, who inspired Chick's compositional instincts. 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: JOHN STANDING AT CRAZY COQS

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

LONDON: ANOUSHKA LUCAS AND THE HUMBOLTS

Anoushka Lucas And The Humbolts will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday, April 7th at 8:30 pm. The show features Anoushka Lucas (piano, guitar), Ben Reed (drums, guitar), and Rick Biddulph (bass, mandolin). Following her success at the Love Supreme Jazz FM festival and halfway through recording her first album, sultry singer-songwriter Anoushka Lucas is back with her powerful voice, sophisticated melodies and truthful, witty lyrics. Call for cover/minimum information.

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