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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
MAY 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR MAY 5, 2014 THROUGH MAY 11, 2014


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SUNDAY - MAY 11th
MOTHERS' DAY

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NYC: SUNDAY OPEN MIC BRUNCH 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.

NYC: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO AT BIRDLAND

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano will bring their show "Sunday In New York" to celebrate Mothers' Day at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sunday, May 11th at 6:00 pm. They will swing into spring with songs of the season by Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, Benny Carter, Paul Simon and more. Expect lots of love songs - Eric & Barbara will•celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary this summer! Call for cover/minimum information.


TORONTO: SUNDAY CABARET: MARCUS NANCE AND TANYA HOLT

Jazz Bistro favourite, bass baritone Marcus Nance and very special guest, 2014 MAC Award winner, Tanya Holt, will perform in the intimate 3rd floor "Jazz Cellar" Lounge of the THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, May 11th with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. They will be accompanied by Michael Barber. Marcus Nance has captivated audiences across Canada and the United States with his magnetic stage presence and lustrous bass-baritone voice. He is equally at home in theatre, opera, concert, and cabaret while setting the highest standards in each, vocally and theatrically. A native New Yorker, Tanya was born to perform. She's been singing in front of appreciative local and community audiences since the age of 5. To further develop and solidify her talent, throughout Junior High and High School, Tanya performed in various musicals including Roar of the Grease Paint, The Music Man and Fiddler On The Roof. Tanya's vocal abilities span a variety of genres - Musical Theatre, R&B, Pop, Gospel, standards and Cabaret. Her talents also include writing, arranging and recording her own songs. There is a $20 cover.

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NYC: SUNDAY OPEN MIC BRUNCH 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.

NYC: MOTHERS' DAY BRUNCH WITH SARA GAZAREK

Jazz singer/ songwriter Sara Gazarek will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Sunday, May 11th at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm for the Blue Note's Mothers' Day Brunch show. Championed by some of music's most celebrated figures, Sara Gazarek has emerged as a strikingly original artist with limitless potential. With three highly acclaimed CD's under her belt at the young age of 30, Sara continues to seamlessly combine the intimacy of singer/ songwriter stylings with the musical and improvisational elements of jazz. Blessed with a gorgeous, translucent voice, excellent pitch, and supple sense of time, Gazarek is steeped in the jazz tradition, but is not afraid to embrace the music that moves her generation. There is a $35 cover. **Price includes brunch, music and a drink.


NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

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

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

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


TORONTO: MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH WITH COLIN HUNTER & JOE SEALY

"THE BOSS IS IN THE HOUSE!" The owner of THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) Colin Hunter, along with renowned jazz pianist Joe Sealy will entertain at Sunday Jazz Brunch on May 11th at 11:00 am. While some people only dream of becoming artists their entire lives, others follow their dream while also pursuing brilliant careers in other fields. Such is the case of crooner Colin Hunter. Colin is the founder, owner and Chairman of the Board of the Sunwing Travel Group, comprising Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations, one of the most important leisure travel organizations in Canada. His love of music lead him to opening a Toronto Jazz Club - JAZZ BISTRO. Colin and his wife Joan wanted to offer the public a comfortable up-scale jazz club, featuring top names from Toronto and international fame, while enjoying delicious food. Colin can often be found on his stage filling the Club with his laid back crooner classics. Colin has been showcased on the Canadian and world stage several times, and is a favorite on Coleur de Jazz 91.1, and JazzFM in Toronto. His amazing voice can be also be heard while flying on his airline, on channel 10. There is a $25 cover (includes brunch).


BETHESDA, MD: MOTHERS' DAY BRUNCH WITH THE JANINE GILBERT-CARTER QUARTET

Mothers' Day Brunch at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, May 11th at 10:00 am will feature The Janine Gilbert-Carter Quartet. Janine Carter was introduced to Gospel, Jazz and Blues at a very early age by her parents and grandmother. This Pennsylvania native cannot remember a time when music was not a part of her very existence. She began her musical journey like so many contemporary artists as a member of the choir at her church in Aliquippa, PA. She also had the opportunity to expand on her solo performances as a member of the Bach Choir of PA which performed some of Broadways most exciting musicals. Janine continued to use the gift she was given to perform at various functions and special events until she relocated to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area in the summer of 1988. During the summer of 1996 Janine performed her debut concert in the DC area at New Genesis Baptist Church; this celestial songbird has been flying ever since. There is a $40 cover - includes brunch.

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NYC: SARA ZAHN: "THE CAHN FILM FESTIVAL"

Sara Zahn brings her show "THE CAHN FILM FESTIVAL" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sundays, May 4th & 11th at 7:00 pm, featuring the shows of Sammy Cahn written for the movies. Musical director is Christopher Denny and the show is directed by Barry Kleinbort. Sammy Cahn, the legendary songwriter, grew up as a poor kid in Brooklyn and ended up in Hollywood writing songs for for iconic movie stars: Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and Julie Andrews, to name a few. For his contributions, Sammy was nominated twenty six times for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, more than ANY other songwriter... EVER. He won four times, placing him with the top winners of all time alongside Alan Menken, Johnny Mercer, and Jimmy Van Heusen (one of Sammy's longtime collaborators) As a veteran professional since age 4, Sara Zahn has been working in show business for over 50 years. During the last 25 years she has garnered critical acclaim as an international performer, award-winning songwriter and familiar singing voice on TV shows, animated films, jingles and voiceovers. Her many cabaret shows, including tributes to Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Carolyn Leigh and Sammy Cahn, have garnered her a Backstage Bistro Award, for Outstanding Female Vocalist and The Hanson Award from MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs), as well as participation in The Berkshire and American Music Theatre Festivals. Performances at Rainbow and Stars, The Russian Tea Room, Tavern on the Green, and a three month engagement headlining at famed jazz club Michael's Pub plus numerous performances in the Lyrics and Lyricists series at the 92nd St Y, have made her a triple threat in the worlds of cabaret, theatre and jazz. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: OLEG FRISH: BY SPECIAL REQUEST!

Oleg Frish returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, May 11th at 4:00 pm. He is backed by the Isaac ben Ayala Jazz Quartet. A charmingly quirky Radio and TV personality, Oleg is also known as a Human Jukebox of the Great American Songbook performing the standards in 11 different languages! The host of "The Standard Time With Oleg Frish" on WNYM-970AM on Saturdays at 5pm and "The FridayNight Talk Show on RTVI", featuring celebrities and legends, Oleg proves that he is indeed the Merv Griffin of Russian American entertainment. Currently Oleg is working on his new CD release - "Oleg and His American idols"- a set of duets with the legendary singers like Connie Francis, B.J.Thomas, Melissa Manchester, Buddy Greco, Bobby Rydell, Peggy March, Tony Orlando, Lou Christie and others.. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE FRANCIS DEY LAS VEGAS REVUE

The Francis Dey Las Vegas Revue will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, May 11th at 9:30 pm. Francis Dey is the epitome of a "Crooner Extraordinaire." Dey delivers the authentic, passion-filled vocal phrasings of a legendary saloon singer. His electrifying stage presence, and "born-to-perform personality," rivals the very best in the business. Francis Dey personifies great crooners like: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr. and Bobby Darin. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: REV. YOLANDA'S OLD TIME GOSPEL HOUR AT THE DUPLEX

A delightful, feel good, gender bending celebration of old fashioned gospel and country gospel music, plus original music by Rev. Yolanda written in the old fashion style, will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, May 11th at 6:30 pm. This show takes a musical tour of Rev. Yolanda's transformational spiritual journey from a gospel music loving Alabama gay boy, to a Radical Faerie, Rock & Roll, GLBT Hall of Fame Transgender Warrior, to a New Thought Interspiritual Drag Queen Reverend. Directed by Rev. Shawn Moninger, the show features Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes on vocals and acoustic guitar; Kenneth Gartman, Musical Director/ Arrangements, piano, vocals. Special guests TBA. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: A GAY SHOW FOR ALL PEOPLE AT THE DUPLEX

Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp host a gay show for all people at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438)on Sunday, May 11th at 9:30 pm. The show is filled with songs and laughs from comics and queers and mostly people who are both. This month's performers include Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), Eliot Glazer (Billy On The Street, Best Week Ever), Justin Sayre (The Meeting) and Jason Michael Snow (Book of Mormon). There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LAUREN WHITE AND THE QUINN JOHNSON TRIO

Lauren White and the Quinn Johnson Trio will perform at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, May 11th at 10:00 pm. Lauren White is an accomplished vocalist who seamlessly blends the worlds of jazz and cabaret with the release of her most recent cd "Meant To Be", produced by Quinn Johnson (From the Grammy Winning "Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band" and Steve Tyrell's longtime Musical Director) and Executive Produced by Clifford Bell. Lauren has performed from coast to coast from the legendary Cinegrill at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Jazz Upstairs at Vitello's, and Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles to the popular Triad and The Metropolitan Room in New York City. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JINKX MONSOON: THE INEVITABLE CONCERT

After touring the world with The Vaudevillians, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her much anticipated return to New York and THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) with JINKX MONSOON: THE INEVITABLE CONCERT. Monsoon will appear live with her band, premiering an evening of songs from her upcoming CD, The Inevitable Album. The CD will be released the week of the show and will available to buy at the theatre. Performances are on Thursday through Sunday, May 8th through 11th at 7:00 pm. Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in "Spring Awakening" (produced by Balagan Theatre) and Angel in "Rent" (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre). In 2013, Hoffer played Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group) and began an international tour of The Vaudevillians, an acclaimed performace piece co-created with Major Scales. Tickets are $25-$50 (VIP) at cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: 54 SINGS MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Some of the Great White Way's most talented performers gather to honor Stephen Sondheim's score of Merrily We Roll Along for one night only at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, May 11th with shows at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. It may have only run for a few weeks, but Merrily We Roll Along continues to fascinate & inspire, especially amongst Broadway folk. There is a $50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MAXINE LINEHAN: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY

After a sold out performance at BIRDLAND, actress/singer Maxine Linehan will next present a limited run of her solo show An American Journey, A universal story told through song, at TERMINUS RECORDING STUDIOS (723 Seventh Avenue, NYC). Performances are on Sundays & Wednesdays, April 27th through May 14th, all shows at 7:00 pm. For this event, Terminus will be converted into a "pop-up cabaret performance space". The theatrical concert was conceived for Maxine and is being directed by Scott Siegel, with musical direction by the award-winning Tracy Stark and decor by Christopher Studley. The Irish born Ms. Linehan, serves up a story that is both achingly personal and extraordinarily universal. In this one-hour performance, using a diverse catalogue of music that includes show tunes, country, and pop, she tells the story of leaving Ireland twelve years ago for life in America. Maxine taps into the shared experience of generation after generation of immigrants who have arrived in this country with big dreams and high hopes. Ticket price of $30 includes beverages, tax and gratuity and are available at http://www.ovationtix.com .

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.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": CELEBRATING WOMEN OF JAZZ WITH THE MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY
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, May 11th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway. He will have a "BE-A-DEEJAY" FUNDRAISER. Here's your chance to "be-a-deejay"•with your own 30 minute segment on EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN. Spin your pop standards, jazz, cabaret & show tunes. Arrange an interview. Team up with a friend. David Kenney will help you program your segment. Call 212-209-2950 with Your $250 Pledge during this broadcast. Can't wait PLEDGE NOW at http://www.give2wbai.org/product_p/om208.htm David will also have an In-Studio Interview with Kendra Shank & John Stowell. 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: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO AT BIRDLAND

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano will bring their show "Sunday In New York" to celebrate Mothers' Day at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sunday, May 11th at 6:00 pm. They will swing into spring with songs of the season by Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, Benny Carter, Paul Simon and more. Expect lots of love songs - Eric & Barbara will•celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary this summer! Call for cover/minimum information.


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: EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Band: Eddie Palmieri, piano; Anthony Carrillo, percussion; Luques Curtis, bass; Camilo Molina, percussion; Vicente "Little Johnny" Rivero, percussion. Special guests: Alfredo de la Fe, violin; Donald Harrison, sax; Joe Locke, vibes; Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax. Palmieri has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, Mr. Palmieri has been awarded Nine Grammy Awards. Born in Spanish Harlem in 1936, Eddie began piano studies at an early age, as did his celebrated older brother, the late Salsa legend and pianist, Charlie Palmieri. For Latin New Yorkers of Eddie's generation, music was a vehicle out of El Barrio. At age 11, he auditioned at Weil Recital Hall, which is next door to Carnegie Hall, a venue as far from the Bronx as he could imagine. Possessed by a desire to play the drums, Palmieri joined his uncle's orchestra at age 13, where he played timbales. Eddie Palmieri, a restless, yet instinctive artist, embraces the future of his music by unapologetically blazing a distinctive musical path to the delight of fans across the globe. A true powerhouse of brilliance, known for his astute arranging skills and historic compositions, Mr. Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences throughout the world with his legendary style. There is a $35-$45 cover.


NYC: THE JUILLIARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA CELEBRATING DUKE ELLINGTON & GERALD WILSON

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra celebrates Duke Ellington & Gerald Wilson on Wednesday through Sunday, May 7th through May 11th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595). The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy at Dizzy's. The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz's bright future, and they honor two essential parts of its living legacy in this celebration of Duke Ellington and Gerald Wilson. There is a $35 cover.

TORONTO: MOTHER'S DAY DINNER SHOW WITH COLIN HUNTER AND THE JOE SEALY QUARTET

"THE BOSS IS IN THE HOUSE!" The owner of THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) Colin Hunter, along with renowned Joe Sealy Quartet - Joe Sealy (piano); Paul Novotny (bass); Daniel Barnes (drums); Alison Young (saxophone) - will entertain on Sunday, May 11th at 8:00 pm. While some people only dream of becoming artists their entire lives, others follow their dream while also pursuing brilliant careers in other fields. Such is the case of crooner Colin Hunter. Colin is the founder, owner and Chairman of the Board of the Sunwing Travel Group, comprising Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations, one of the most important leisure travel organizations in Canada. His love of music lead him to opening a Toronto Jazz Club - JAZZ BISTRO. Colin and his wife Joan wanted to offer the public a comfortable up-scale jazz club, featuring top names from Toronto and international fame, while enjoying delicious food. Colin can often be found on his stage filling the Club with his laid back crooner classics. Colin has been showcased on the Canadian and world stage several times, and is a favorite on Coleur de Jazz 91.1, and JazzFM in Toronto. His amazing voice can be also be heard while flying on his airline, on channel 10. There is a $35 cover (includes dinner).


TORONTO: SUNDAY CABARET: MARCUS NANCE AND TANYA HOLT

Jazz Bistro favourite, bass baritone Marcus Nance and very special guest, 2014 MAC Award winner, Tanya Holt, will perform in the intimate 3rd floor "Jazz Cellar" Lounge of the THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, May 11th with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. They will be accompanied by Michael Barber. Marcus Nance has captivated audiences across Canada and the United States with his magnetic stage presence and lustrous bass-baritone voice. He is equally at home in theatre, opera, concert, and cabaret while setting the highest standards in each, vocally and theatrically. A native New Yorker, Tanya was born to perform. She's been singing in front of appreciative local and community audiences since the age of 5. To further develop and solidify her talent, throughout Junior High and High School, Tanya performed in various musicals including Roar of the Grease Paint, The Music Man and Fiddler On The Roof. Tanya's vocal abilities span a variety of genres - Musical Theatre, R&B, Pop, Gospel, standards and Cabaret. Her talents also include writing, arranging and recording her own songs. There is a $20 cover.

WASHINGTON D.C.: VANESSA RENEE WILLIAMS AT BLUES ALLEY

Vanessa Renee Williams will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Sunday, May 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Her debut album 'Vanessa' was released in 2002 and made the top ten of Billboard magazine's gospel albums chart. Her follow-up album 'Here I Go Again' was released in 2004. Williams is the first artist signed with Detroit-based BAJADA Records, founded by Bishop Andrew and Pastor Viveca Merritt, of the Straight Gate International Church. While others made suggestions, Williams says no one ever made a definite offer to record a project with such promise and faith. "Vanessa", released on May 7, 2002, debuted at #10, and peaked at # 7 on Billboard's gospel chart. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: RACHELLE FERRELL AT YOSHI'S

Rachelle Ferrell will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, May 11th with shows at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Rachelle is a recent arrival on the contemporary jazz scene, but her visibility on the pop / urban contemporary scene has boosted her audience's interest in her jazz recordings. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ferrell got started singing in the second grade at age six. This no doubt contributed to the eventual development of her startling six-and-change octave range. She decided early on, after classical training on violin, that she wanted to try to make her mark musically as an instrumentalist and songwriter. Although Ferrell has captured the jazz public's attention as a vocalist, she continues to compose and write songs on piano and violin. Ferrell's work ethic has paid off, and Gillespie's predictions about her becoming a 'major force' in the jazz industry came true. Her prolific songwriting abilities and ability to accompany herself on piano seem only to further her natural talent as a vocalist. Dinner/Show: $79 Show only: $29.


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LONDON: SUNDAY RESIDENT: JOHN STANDING

John Standing will serve as Sunday Resident at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Sundays, May 11th, June 8th and July 13th at 7:30 pm. John Standing is one of England's leading actors, having starred in the West End and on Broadway as well as plays written by some of the world's foremost writers including Shaw, Wilde, Farquhar, Coward, Stoppard and Grey. John finds singing the songs of the greatest American songwriters of his time and his great British contemporaries is something of a Bon Bouche. He will be accompanied by Will Stuart on piano and Hattie Scott on bass Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: AN EVENING OF NEW MUSIC BROUGHT TO YOU BY RICHER UNSIGNED

Richer Unsigned in association with Q Magazine proudly present a hand-picked line up of UK talent chosen by a panel of judges at Q from the top of the Richer Unsigned monthly chart at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, May 11th at 8:00 pm. Call for cover/minimum information. (SOLD OUT)


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NYC: JIM SPEAKE RETURNS WITH 'I AM A BRASS BAND'
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2014 MAC NOMINEE Jim Speake brings back his acclaimed show celebrating the music of Broadway composer, Cy Coleman: "I'm A Brass Band, Jim Speake Sings Cy Coleman at the Duplex". Performances at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) are scheduled for Saturday, May 10th at 4:30 pm; Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, May 18th at 4:30 pm. The show is directed by Lennie Watts with musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins, featuring the SRW band. The show includes songs from: "Sweet Charity", "Barnum", "City of Angels", "The Will Rogers Follies", "Seesaw", "The Life", "Wildcat" and more. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: MIKE SCHUIL: TIME IN A BOTTLE

Singer/ songwriter Mike Schuil takes his new show 'Time in a Bottle' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 10th at 7:00 pm. The 60s and 70s saw the rise of the singer/songwriter, musicians like Bob Dylan, Jimmy Webb, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon and others. In his new show Schuil revisits and re-imagines the work of these iconic writers in a highly personal show, enhanced by the stunning arrangements of Music Director, Wells Hanley and the beautiful cello of Noah Hoffield, and the direction of Bistro Award winner Gerry Geddes. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: ANGELA SHULTZ PRESENTS "REALITY CHECK"

NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz takes to the stage with her 2014 show "Reality Check" on Saturdays, April 26 and May 10, both shows at 5:30pm, at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). There's a fine line between fantasy and reality. For many people, that line is thin and blurred. In Angela Shultz's new show, she explores both sides of that blurred line, and the people in serious need of a "REALITY CHECK"! Shultz uses an eclectic list of songs pulled from Broadway classics to newer hits by Joe Iconis and Jane Siberry to tell the stories of unrequited love, cat lovers, shark haters and more. MAC and Bistro Award winning songwriter Brett Kristofferson will serve as the show's musical director. Lennie Watts directs. Angela Shultz is the 2010 recipient of the Hanson Award from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, as well as a 2012 Nominee for Best Female Vocalist for her show, "Do Overs." She has appeared at BB Kings, The Duplex, Metropolitan Room, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club and many more New York City venues. Angela also directed Hector Coris' 2010 MAC Award-winning performance in Life is Wonderful. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

N.Y. STATE: BROADWAY COMES TO BLOOMING GROVE SERIES

Broadway Concerts Direct presents the next show in their Broadway Comes to Blooming Grove Series, Voices of Spring - May Song Madness, at BLOOMING GROVE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (2 Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove, NY - 410-908-1302) on Saturday, May 10th at 6:00 pm. Performers include Carole Demas, Rich Flanders, Rob Gardner. Joanna Morton Gary. Mark Planner, Sarah Rice, Anne Tarpey-Flanders and David Vernon with Eric Sedgwick, Piano and Sarah Rice, Theremin. The evening will feature an eclectic evening of song, about spring and ... just about everything, drawing from the world of cabaret, classical, theater and popular. Featuring songs from CAMELOT, and more with maybe a little Strauss, Verdi and Irving Berlin thrown in for good measure. Songs performed by some of the most exquisite and riveting voices and singing actors on the Broadway, music theatre, cabaret and operatic stages today. There is a $20 cover.

FLORIDA: JEFF HARNAR AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Jeff Harnar will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, May 2nd & 3rd and 9th & 10th in the show Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? (Lighter Fare for a Spring Night), which will highlight the wit of Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Comden & Green, Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, Stan Freberg, Rick Crom and more. The show comes directly from a sold-out run at London's The Crazy Coqs following a critically acclaimed run at The Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City. Broadway conductor and pianist Randy Booth will lead his trio featuring Paul Shewchuck on bass and Dana Cyr on drums. Harnar is the winner of the 2012 Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award. New York engagements include The Algonquin Hotel, Feinstein's at The Regency, Birdland, The Metropolitan Room, and Off-Broadway at 59e59 Theaters. Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centennial Galas. Jeff was artistic director and host of the three seasons of "The American Songbook in London" at The Jermyn Street Theatre and Pizza on The Park. Television credits include "The 1959 Broadway Songbook" (PBS). Jeff tours nationally with Shauna Hicks in their symphony "Pops" concert "I Got Rhythm: Mickey & Judy's Hollywood." Jeff has released four solo CD's and is the winner of three MAC Awards and three Back Stage Bistro Awards. 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: JIM SPEAKE RETURNS WITH 'I AM A BRASS BAND'
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

2014 MAC NOMINEE Jim Speake brings back his acclaimed show celebrating the music of Broadway composer, Cy Coleman: "I'm A Brass Band, Jim Speake Sings Cy Coleman at the Duplex". Performances at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) are scheduled for Saturday, May 10th at 4:30 pm; Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, May 18th at 4:30 pm. The show is directed by Lennie Watts with musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins, featuring the SRW band. The show includes songs from: "Sweet Charity", "Barnum", "City of Angels", "The Will Rogers Follies", "Seesaw", "The Life", "Wildcat" and more. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: MIKE SCHUIL: TIME IN A BOTTLE

Singer/ songwriter Mike Schuil takes his new show 'Time in a Bottle' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 10th at 7:00 pm. The 60s and 70s saw the rise of the singer/songwriter, musicians like Bob Dylan, Jimmy Webb, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon and others. In his new show Schuil revisits and re-imagines the work of these iconic writers in a highly personal show, enhanced by the stunning arrangements of Music Director, Wells Hanley and the beautiful cello of Noah Hoffield, and the direction of Bistro Award winner Gerry Geddes. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: ANGELA SHULTZ PRESENTS "REALITY CHECK"

NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz takes to the stage with her 2014 show "Reality Check" on Saturdays, April 26 and May 10, both shows at 5:30pm, at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). There's a fine line between fantasy and reality. For many people, that line is thin and blurred. In Angela Shultz's new show, she explores both sides of that blurred line, and the people in serious need of a "REALITY CHECK"! Shultz uses an eclectic list of songs pulled from Broadway classics to newer hits by Joe Iconis and Jane Siberry to tell the stories of unrequited love, cat lovers, shark haters and more. MAC and Bistro Award winning songwriter Brett Kristofferson will serve as the show's musical director. Lennie Watts directs. Angela Shultz is the 2010 recipient of the Hanson Award from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, as well as a 2012 Nominee for Best Female Vocalist for her show, "Do Overs." She has appeared at BB Kings, The Duplex, Metropolitan Room, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club and many more New York City venues. Angela also directed Hector Coris' 2010 MAC Award-winning performance in Life is Wonderful. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KEVIN BURKE IN I LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE!

After taking his show "You've Got a Friend in Me" to various NYC cabaret venues in 2012 and 2013, Kevin Burke is premiering his new show "I Love to See You Smile!" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 10th at 4:00 pm. The show is a celebration and exploration of happy moments, full of great songs, both old and new where the audience will be charmed to remember fond memories and share new ones. Classic songs from the American Songbook will merge with rediscovered findings and not so well-known songs, all bringing moments of joy and smiles. The show is directed by Collette Black with musical direction provided by Norma Jeanne Curley. It is produced by Manhattan Cabaret Arts and Miguel Pedraza-Cumba. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE D'AGOSTINO - SONGS FROM GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Steve D'Agostino will perform songs from the "Great American Songbook" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 10th at 9:30 pm. His journey to a commitment of "expression" through the music and lyrics made popular in the United States and around the world by vocalist such as Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash took root over 30 years ago. Today, Steve's 30 plus years of experience are evident with every performance as he tenderly delivers melodies on ballads or relaxes the placement of a lyric on any "medium" to "up-tempo" swing tune. This vocal artistry has taken Steve from "coast to coast" and through the dedication of he and his live band, Steve has become "the standard" of this genre of music on the local scene. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, May 10th & 24th at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: 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 May 10th at 7:00 pm include Dorothy Bishop, Schwa de Vivre, Tansy! 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: LINDA MILLER'S LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC

Singer, actress, comic and impersonator Linda Miller will perform at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Saturday, May 10th at 4:30 pm. Linda is a multi-talented performer, known as an established actress with several appearances on Law & Order, As the World Turns, Hope & Faith and recently playing Ronni Spector with Al Pacino in David Mamets HBO Film "Spector." She is a Chameleon Celebrity Impersonator who has performed for three United States Presidents, theaters in over 10 countries and repeat performances at New York's Rainbow Room dazzling audiences everywhere she goes with her amazing vocal and physical versatility. Featuring performances by Emcee Justin Hart and his gorgeous Vegas Dancers, Linda will take you on a journey celebrating and honoring six wonderful musical ladies of history and now. Call for cover/minimum information.

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, May 10th 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, May 10th 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: JINKX MONSOON: THE INEVITABLE CONCERT

After touring the world with The Vaudevillians, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her much anticipated return to New York and THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) with JINKX MONSOON: THE INEVITABLE CONCERT. Monsoon will appear live with her band, premiering an evening of songs from her upcoming CD, The Inevitable Album. The CD will be released the week of the show and will available to buy at the theatre. Performances are on Thursday through Sunday, May 8th through 11th at 7:00 pm. Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in "Spring Awakening" (produced by Balagan Theatre) and Angel in "Rent" (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre). In 2013, Hoffer played Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group) and began an international tour of The Vaudevillians, an acclaimed performace piece co-created with Major Scales. Tickets are $25-$50 (VIP) at cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: MARILYN MAYE REMEMBERS THE CARSON YEARS

The multi-talented Marilyn Maye appeared on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show a record 76 times, more than any singer. Her newest show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presented on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, May 9th and 10th at 8:00 pm - plus an encore performance on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm will be both a musical salute and a compilation of many of the songs Marilyn performed on The Tonight Show. There is a $40-$65 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CAST OF A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER AND SKY-PONY

For one night only, the ladies and gentleman of Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder will join fellow castmate Lauren Worsham and her pop-art band Sky-Pony at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for a night of mashups and crossovers. Worsham - Phoebe from A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - introduces her Edwardian castmates to the wonderful world of indie-rock on Saturday, May 10th at 11:00 pm. Sky-Pony focuses its songs on the darker side of humanity, so the folks from GGLAM should have no trouble fitting in. Special guests abound and minds will be blown. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE TYRELL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

NYC cabaret favorite Steve Tyrell will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, May 6th through 17th at 8:45 pm, with an added late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. (No show on Friday, May 9th). The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his almost 5 decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed in 36 years. Now Steve has become a fixture in New York and has played the Cafe Carlyle to record crowds for the last 7 years. As an artist, all 7 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard's Jazz charts, and his first album "A New Standard" was amongst the best selling jazz albums for over five years. There is a $65-$105-$155 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum on Tuesday through Thursday; $75-$115-$165 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum on Fridays & Saturdays.

NYC: TWO MUSEUMS CELEBRATE LOUIS ARMSTRONG HISTORIC EVENT

LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM (34-56 107th Street, Corona, Queens, NY - 718-478-8274) and THE MUSEUM OF MOVING IMAGE (36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, Queens, NY) join forces and celebrate the 50th•anniversary of the day when Louis Armstrong's 'Hello, Dolly!" knocked the Beatles off Billboard's #1! On Saturday, May 10th, the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image will host a dessert reception and special screening of the beloved film musical. The film screening at the Museum of the Moving Image's magnificent Sumner M. Redstone Theater, includes a dessert reception and special presentation by Ricky Riccardi, Archivist of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, who will present rare footage of the great Louis Armstrong's performances prior to the feature. The reception begins on Saturday, May 10th at 1:00 pm and the screening begins at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $12 and include admission to the Museum of the Moving Image and complimentary museum pass to the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Members of both the Museum of the Moving Image and the Louis Armstrong House Museum enjoy free admission but should register in advance. To purchase tickets or reserve your seat simply go to http://www.MovingImage.us. Due to the popularity of this event advance purchase is strongly recommended.


NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS THE MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA

The famed Maria Schneider Orchestra will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday through Saturday, May 8th through 10th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Maria Schneider is an American composer and big-bandleader. Her 2004 album Concert in the Garden won a GRAMMY for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. Her 2007 composition, Cerulean Skies won a GRAMMY for Best Instrumental Composition. In 2013, Schneider released an album Winter Morning Walks featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw, The Saint Paul and Australian Chamber Orchestras, bassist, Jay Anderson, pianist, Frank Kimbrough, and multi-instrumentalist, Scott Robinson. In 2014 it won three GRAMMY Awards: Best Classical Contemporary Composition for the work Winter Morning Walks written to poetry by US Poet-Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Ted Kooser. Dawn Upshaw received a GRAMMY for her vocal performance on the same recording, and producer, David Frost, and engineers, Tim Martyn and Brian Losch all received GRAMMYs for Best Engineered Album, Classical. The album fan-funded through ArtistShare is surely one of the first, if not the first album by major American orchestras to be fan-funded. There is a $35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Band: Eddie Palmieri, piano; Anthony Carrillo, percussion; Luques Curtis, bass; Camilo Molina, percussion; Vicente "Little Johnny" Rivero, percussion. Special guests: Alfredo de la Fe, violin; Donald Harrison, sax; Joe Locke, vibes; Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax. Palmieri has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, Mr. Palmieri has been awarded Nine Grammy Awards. Born in Spanish Harlem in 1936, Eddie began piano studies at an early age, as did his celebrated older brother, the late Salsa legend and pianist, Charlie Palmieri. For Latin New Yorkers of Eddie's generation, music was a vehicle out of El Barrio. At age 11, he auditioned at Weil Recital Hall, which is next door to Carnegie Hall, a venue as far from the Bronx as he could imagine. Possessed by a desire to play the drums, Palmieri joined his uncle's orchestra at age 13, where he played timbales. Eddie Palmieri, a restless, yet instinctive artist, embraces the future of his music by unapologetically blazing a distinctive musical path to the delight of fans across the globe. A true powerhouse of brilliance, known for his astute arranging skills and historic compositions, Mr. Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences throughout the world with his legendary style. There is a $35-$45 cover.


NYC: THE JUILLIARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA CELEBRATING DUKE ELLINGTON & GERALD WILSON

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra celebrates Duke Ellington & Gerald Wilson on Wednesday through Sunday, May 7th through May 11th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595). The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy at Dizzy's. The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz's bright future, and they honor two essential parts of its living legacy in this celebration of Duke Ellington and Gerald Wilson. There is a $35 cover.

N.Y. STATE: BROADWAY COMES TO BLOOMING GROVE SERIES

Broadway Concerts Direct presents the next show in their Broadway Comes to Blooming Grove Series, Voices of Spring - May Song Madness, at BLOOMING GROVE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (2 Old Dominion Road, Blooming Grove, NY - 410-908-1302) on Saturday, May 10th at 6:00 pm. Performers include Carole Demas, Rich Flanders, Rob Gardner. Joanna Morton Gary. Mark Planner, Sarah Rice, Anne Tarpey-Flanders and David Vernon with Eric Sedgwick, Piano and Sarah Rice, Theremin. The evening will feature an eclectic evening of song, about spring and ... just about everything, drawing from the world of cabaret, classical, theater and popular. Featuring songs from CAMELOT, and more with maybe a little Strauss, Verdi and Irving Berlin thrown in for good measure. Songs performed by some of the most exquisite and riveting voices and singing actors on the Broadway, music theatre, cabaret and operatic stages today. There is a $20 cover.

BOSTON: RAMSEY LEWIS AT SCULLERS

Legendary jazz artist Ramsey Lewis will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Nearly a hundred years old, jazz is now a deep musical tradition. No one understands that better than Ramsey Lewis, a pioneer in this musical form since the 1950s. Lewis scored major chart hits with funky interpretations of pop songs from "Hang on Sloopy" and "The In Crowd"; he went notoriously electric in the 1970s by collaborating with Earth, Wind, & Fire; and he's collected a shelfful of gold records and Grammys. His passions range from Chopin to Duke Ellington, from gospel to Charlie Parker. Dinner/Show: $85 Show only: $45.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO'S YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: PATRICK HEWAN

Rising star in the Toronto Jazz scene, Patrick Hewan, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist series. Patrick's energetic virtuosic playing captivates and moves his audiences. He draws on the vast vocabulary of the legendary jazz pianists who came before him and adds his own spirit and passion to create a unique sound and style. Drawing heavily on influences such as: Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Hiromi Uehara, Oscar Peterson, and Phineas Newborn while studying under the tutelage of legendary pianists such as Mark Eisenman, Brian Dickesnon, Richard Whiteman, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duran it's no secret where Patrick developed his unique, high-octane style that still clearly adheres to the art forms tradition. Patrick began studying classical piano at the age of four and was later introduced to the saxophone where he developed a great love for jazz music. His education includes York University and Humber College and he is a recipient of the Berklee World Tour Scholarship for both sax and piano. No cover charge.


TORONTO: DAVE YOUNG & MICHAEL DUNSTON TRIBUTE TO DONNY HATHAWAY

The Juno Award winning Canadian Jazz bassist Dave Young and vocal stylist Michael Dunston will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th at 9:00 pm. Together they will pay tribute to the many compositions of Donny Hathaway - an extremely talented R&B and Gospel singer/songwriter of the 60s and 70s. They are joined on stage by Kevin Turcotte - trumpet, Perry White - tenor sax, Reg Schwager - guitar, Bernie Senensky - piano and Mark Kelso - drums. Dave has performed and recorded with many of the world's finest jazz musicians, including Oscar Peterson, Cedar Walton, Tommy Flanagan, Ellis Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, and Oliver Jones sings classic favourites with a powerfully earthy sound which will move any audience. There is a $20 cover.


WASHINGTON D.C.: THE AZAR LAWRENCE QUINTET AT BLUES ALLEY

The Azar Lawrence Quintet will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Saxophonist, Azar Lawrence's musical studies began at age five. A classically trained violinist and pianist his formal instruction were under the direction of his late mother, music teacher and educator, Ima Lawrence. Born in 1952 at home on Los Angeles' famed Central Avenue, the vibe of that scene clearly seeped into his musical consciousness. While performing for years with Elvin Jones he headed up Fantasy/Prestidge Records, and several years he a member of McCoy's Quartet, during the (Enlightenment period) and also at that time he began doing studio work for Capitol Records as a songwriter. He is joined by Eddie Henderson, Benito Gonzalez, Essiet Essiet & Brandon Lewis. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: BOHEMIAN CAVERNS PRESENTS CHRISTIAN SCOTT

Trumpeter Christian Scott, one of the brightest jazz stars to emerge in the last few years, will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th at 8:30 pm. Steeped in the jazz tradition and intent on participating in the music's evolution, the New York-based Berklee College of Music grad is indeed a significant new voice poised to make an impact on the future of jazz. Scott is a natural. Only 29, the trumpeter has both the tone and the conviction of the great players of his instrument. He eschews cliche and gimmickry in favor of an expressive sensibility and a willingness to break rules when it makes musical sense to him. A New Orleans native, Scott represents the next generation of Crescent City horn blowers whose lineage started with the legendary King Oliver and Louis Armstrong and has continued with such marquee trumpeters as Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Nicholas Payton. There is a $25 cover.


FLORIDA: JEFF HARNAR AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Jeff Harnar will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, May 2nd & 3rd and 9th & 10th in the show Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? (Lighter Fare for a Spring Night), which will highlight the wit of Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Comden & Green, Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, Stan Freberg, Rick Crom and more. The show comes directly from a sold-out run at London's The Crazy Coqs following a critically acclaimed run at The Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City. Broadway conductor and pianist Randy Booth will lead his trio featuring Paul Shewchuck on bass and Dana Cyr on drums. Harnar is the winner of the 2012 Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award. New York engagements include The Algonquin Hotel, Feinstein's at The Regency, Birdland, The Metropolitan Room, and Off-Broadway at 59e59 Theaters. Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centennial Galas. Jeff was artistic director and host of the three seasons of "The American Songbook in London" at The Jermyn Street Theatre and Pizza on The Park. Television credits include "The 1959 Broadway Songbook" (PBS). Jeff tours nationally with Shauna Hicks in their symphony "Pops" concert "I Got Rhythm: Mickey & Judy's Hollywood." Jeff has released four solo CD's and is the winner of three MAC Awards and three Back Stage Bistro Awards. Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: BARBARA HIGBIE CD RELEASE SHOW AT FREIGHT & SALVAGE

The Barbara Higbie Quartet will celebrate the release of Barbara's new CD 'Scenes from Life' at FREIGHT & SALVAGE (2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA - 510-644-2020) on Saturday, May 10th at 8:00 pm. Members of the quartet are Barbara Higbie: Piano/ violin/ vocals/ ukulele, Linda Tillery: Vocals/ Percussion/ Harmonica, Katrina Krimsky: Piano, Aryeh frankfurter: Violin/ viola/ cello/ nyckleharpe. The CD title is Scenes from Life. It's heartfelt soundtrack music straight from life experience. Every piece evokes something tangible from the last 12 years, from traveling the world playing music, to the joys of parenting and the depths of caring for parents with Alzheimers. There is a $23 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, May 8th at 8:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. George Clinton is one of the foremost innovators of funk music, and was the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Parliament and Funkadelic captured 40 hit R&B singles, including No. 1 hits "Flashlight," "One Nation Under a Groove," "Aqua Boogie," and "(Not Just) Knee Deep." Clinton's collaborators included keyboardist Bernie Worrell, guitarist Eddie Hazel, bassist Bootsy Collins, saxophonist Maceo Parker, trombonist Fred Wesley. On stage, spectacle ruled the day, with an enormous mothership, outrageous costumes, and marathon performances. Over the past decade, Clinton has continued to play sold-out shows across the globe, while a countless number of his songs have been licensed for film and television. Currently, he is compiling new and old songs for an exclusive online-only release, fighting for artist rights through the P-Funk Initiative. Clinton also continues to support the youth through the Mother's Hip Education Foundation, and through donations to the Barack Obama Green Charter High School in Plainfield, New Jersey. There is a $40-$44 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: THREE DIVAS! AT SOCIETY CABARET

'Three Divas!' starring Kathy Holly, Jason Brock and Dorothy Donell will be presented at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Saturday, May 10th at 8:00 pm. The International Diva, Kathy Holly; The Soulful Diva, Jason Brock; The Classic Diva, Dorothy Donell. You've seen them on "X Factor", "America's Got Talent" and "Spotlight". Now these Three Divas come together to entertain you. With songs from Cole Porter to Carol King to Andrew Lloyd Webber, don't miss this DIVALICIOUS Show! Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: JAZZ & BLUES VOCALIST KIM NALLEY AT FEINSTEIN'S

Jazz and blues vocalist Kim Nalley will appear at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Saturday, May 10th at 7:00 pm. With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz and blues vocalists, Nalley has graced concert halls from Moscow to Lincoln Center. A true Renaissance woman, Kim Nalley has also been a featured writer for JazzWest and San Francisco Chronicle's "City Brights," shortlisted for a Grammy nomination, a produced playwright, a former jazz club owner, an accomplished stage actress, a history academic, and an avid lindy hop & blues dancer. Her many philanthropic endeavors include founding the Kim Nalley Black Youth Jazz Scholarship. In looks, Kim Nalley exudes the aura of a diva from a by-gone era. Vocally, she has pipes to burn packing a 3 octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone, and the ability to scat blistering solos without ever losing the crowd's interest or the intense swing. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: SIMON GREEN WITH DAVID SHRUBSOLE AT CRAZY COQS
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Simon Green makes his THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) debut with a brand-new show, 'This Then Is Life', on Tuesday through Saturday, May 6th through 10th at 8:00 pm. If you could sit down with your 21 year old self and share the surprises that life will bring ... what would you say? This Then Is Life explores the paths untrodden, mistakes repeated and ridiculous responses to an ever-changing world. Together with his long-time cabaret partner, virtuoso pianist, composer and arranger David Shrubsole, Green casts his uniquely British gaze over life's rude awakenings. As in their Drama Desk-nominated Travelling Light, the two concoct a theatrical marriage of word, music and truths that aim to transport you to a former, more innocent incarnation of yourself. With inimitable expertise, Simon and David bring their unique cabaret skills to some of the greatest musical writings of the 20th century. The duo's customary approach to their work is to begin with words and lyrics and in this show they draw on the works of an eclectic collection of artists, balancing the heartfelt sentiment of Noel Coward with the contemporary freshness of Elton John, the melodic vigour of Sondheim with the lyricism of Rudyard Kipling and uncovering an inspired piece that blends the words of Alexander Pushkin with the musical magic of Donald Swann. A little Lily Allen, Styles and Drewe, Duncan Sheik and, of course, David Shrubsole himself are also included. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: LATE NIGHT JAZZ: IAN SHAW

Ian Shaw celebrates the great singer-songwriters from Leiber & Stoller, the Beatles, Carol King and Joni Mitchell to Elton John, David Bowie and Amy Winehouse at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Saturday, May 10th at 10:30 pm. Described as one of the most distinctive, original and creative jazz singers on the scene, Shaw is also a talented pianist and songwriter. Twice voted 'Best Jazz Vocalist' at the BBC Jazz Awards, nominated for a JazzFM award and with more than a dozen albums to his name, he is much in demand as the featured soloist with big bands and orchestras both in the UK and internationally, as well as pairing with the likes of Guy Barker, Liane Carroll and Claire Martin. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: ANDY ABRAHAM AT THE PHEASANTRY

Hugely talented artist and entertainer Andy Abraham will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th at 8:30 pm. His soulful voice and unique performance continues to exceed all expectations. Since his raise to fame in 2005 he has expertly dealt with the media spotlight, so much so that he has been dubbed "the man and voice of the people." In 2005 Andy came 2nd in the biggest light entertainment show on TV, 'X Factor', in which he wowed the judging panel and audiences across the nation with this soulful voice and winning personality. The most refreshing voice on the current soul scene, Andy Abraham is a talent that takes you back to the golden years of music bringing his own contemporary twist to classic songs. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: THE MUSIC OF THE MARX BROTHERS AT 54 BELOW

This is the 100th anniversary of the brothers getting their "O" nicknames, and 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will celebrate the music of the Marx Brothers, Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, and Gummo, on Friday, May 9th at 11:00 pm during MarxFest. The show will present the best songs from the Marx Brothers movies, stage shows, vaudeville days, and radio broadcasts. Join Marissa Mulder, Bill Zeffiro, Gelber & Manning, Rebekah Lowin, plus special guests. You will be taken back to the era of Wonderful Nonsense for an evening of fantastic music, laughter, and those famous Marx Brothers zingers. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE MAY DANA LORGE VARIETY SHOW

The monthly Dana Lorge Variety Show returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 9th at 7:00 pm. Dana will be joined on stage by Barry Levitt on piano and Jon Burr on bass. Performers appearing include MAC and Bistro•Winner Susan Winter, Singer/ Actress Lindsay Roginski, Singer/ Recording Artist Gloria Waldman and Comic Shawn Moninger. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NASHVILLE, TN: NYC-NASHVILLE CULTURAL EXCHANGE COMPETITION CONCERT

A partnership between NYC's METROPOLITAN ROOM and Nashville's ABSINTHE: A BROADWAY CABARET (http://www.abcab.net) has resulted in the first 'NYC - Nashville Cultural Exchange Competition Concert" at THE HERMITAGE HOTEL (213 Sixth Avenue North, Nashville, TN) on Friday, May 9th at 7:30 pm. Four contenders from NYC (Jerry Costanzo, Sue Matsuki, Julia B. Simpson & Tracy Stark) will perform in Act 1! In Act 2, fourteen contestants from Nashville will compete for 4 spots for a NYC debut show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM later this year! Musical Direction by Tracy Stark. There is a $10 cash cover.


FLORIDA: JEFF HARNAR AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Jeff Harnar will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, May 2nd & 3rd and 9th & 10th in the show Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? (Lighter Fare for a Spring Night), which will highlight the wit of Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Comden & Green, Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, Stan Freberg, Rick Crom and more. The show comes directly from a sold-out run at London's The Crazy Coqs following a critically acclaimed run at The Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City. Broadway conductor and pianist Randy Booth will lead his trio featuring Paul Shewchuck on bass and Dana Cyr on drums. Harnar is the winner of the 2012 Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award. New York engagements include The Algonquin Hotel, Feinstein's at The Regency, Birdland, The Metropolitan Room, and Off-Broadway at 59e59 Theaters. Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centennial Galas. Jeff was artistic director and host of the three seasons of "The American Songbook in London" at The Jermyn Street Theatre and Pizza on The Park. Television credits include "The 1959 Broadway Songbook" (PBS). Jeff tours nationally with Shauna Hicks in their symphony "Pops" concert "I Got Rhythm: Mickey & Judy's Hollywood." Jeff has released four solo CD's and is the winner of three MAC Awards and three Back Stage Bistro Awards. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: WESLA WHITFIELD, WITH THE MIKE GREENSILL DUO

The beloved Bay Area cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield, joined by her husband, pianist and arranger Mike Greensill and John Wiitala on bass, will debut their new show, Who Cares (What Banks Fail in Yonkers!), at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for two performances only on Thursday & Friday, May 8th & 9th at 8:00 pm. The challenges of the world can make it tough to keep a smile in place. Wesla and Mike's new show promises to take you on a delightful journey through the Great American Songbook that will re-unite you with your hopes and dreams. Rarely do two shining stars come together and stay together in the way that Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill have done. Mike studied piano in England, and Wesla began singing at home in Santa Maria, California, thousands of miles apart. Destiny brought them both to San Francisco, where they met and began to share the music they both loved. Each is a major talent - together they interpret and perform some of the greatest popular music ever composed in a style and with substance seldom encountered. A relaxed, unpretentious performer, Wesla's clear, exquisite voice, riveting style and sardonic wit are matched superbly with Mike's sophisticated arrangements and elegant phrasing. She inhabits that magical zone where jazz and cabaret meet, with her deft timing and uncanny ability to connect with the emotional truth in a lyric. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


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NYC: THE MAY DANA LORGE VARIETY SHOW

The monthly Dana Lorge Variety Show returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 9th at 7:00 pm. Dana will be joined on stage by Barry Levitt on piano and Jon Burr on bass. Performers appearing include MAC and Bistro•Winner Susan Winter, Singer/ Actress Lindsay Roginski, Singer/ Recording Artist Gloria Waldman and Comic Shawn Moninger. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: FLY UP! WITH JOSHUA DIXON

Joshua Dixon, after thrilling audiences in Scott Evan Davis' PICTURE PERFECT, returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, April 27th at 4:00 pm and Friday, May 9th at 7:00 pm in his solo cabaret debut, FLY UP! Featuring songs by Rogers & Hammerstein, Bastille, Andrew Lippa, & Stephen Sondheim and others, the show will explore his trials, tribulations, and triumphs of growing up Mormon, or in fact, simply growing up. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE S.M. CABARET: SLAVES OF SALLIE MAE

The Grace Period Blog presents The S.M. Cabaret: Slaves of Sallie Mae at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Fridays, May 2nd & 9th at 9:30 pm. The show promises to be a night of song, shimmy, and debauchery that will put a smart sexy spin on the student debt crisis. A degree is included with every admission (interest-free). The Cabaret features adaptations and impersonations of classic Broadway songs and stars, as well as original songs and dances. There will be solo and ensemble works written and performed by The Grace Period Blog members: Sydney Arndt, Sarah Lucie, Gabriela Moreno, Laura Marie Mooney, and Katy Telfer. Rumor has it that the infamous Sallie Mae and the lesser known evil step-sister, The Great Lakes, may even make special appearances. There is a $7 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SETH BISEN-HERSH'S 300TH SHOWCASE EXTRAVAGANZA

As of this May, Seth Bisen-Hersh will have produced, emceed and accompanied 300 showcases. To celebrate he is putting on the 300th Showcase Extravaganza at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) consisting of six concerts of his work with 84 showcase alumni. Show are scheduled for Tuesdays, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; Friday, May 9th; and Thursday, May 22nd, all shows at 7:00 pm. Each evening will contain 20 songs from his musicals and cabarets over the years. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JINKX MONSOON: THE INEVITABLE CONCERT

After touring the world with The Vaudevillians, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her much anticipated return to New York and THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) with JINKX MONSOON: THE INEVITABLE CONCERT. Monsoon will appear live with her band, premiering an evening of songs from her upcoming CD, The Inevitable Album. The CD will be released the week of the show and will available to buy at the theatre. Performances are on Thursday through Sunday, May 8th through 11th at 7:00 pm. Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in "Spring Awakening" (produced by Balagan Theatre) and Angel in "Rent" (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre). In 2013, Hoffer played Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group) and began an international tour of The Vaudevillians, an acclaimed performace piece co-created with Major Scales. Tickets are $25-$50 (VIP) at cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

After sold out runs in 2009 & 2010, Thank You For Being A Friend returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for its third limited-run engagement. Performances are Fridays, May 9th & 23rd at 10:00 pm and May 16th & & 30th at 7:00 pm. This unauthorized musical parody inspired by the beloved TV sitcom "The Golden Girls," features book by Nick Brennan, music by Jeff Thomson, and lyrics by Luke Jones and Cisco Cardenas. In the show four women over 60 (Blanchette, the varicose-veined vixen; Dorthea, the brainy ball-buster; Roz, the lovable airhead; and Sophie, the wisecracking spitfire) are spending their golden years together in a wicker-filled bungalow in Miami. But when gay pop superstar Ricky Martin moves next door, his loud outdoor sex parties keep the quartet of cheesecake-loving retirees awake. The solution pits the gays against the girls at the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show: if the women win, then no more sex parties; if the gays garner top prize, the sassy seniors must serve as the party's clean-up crew. Singing, dancing and hilarity ensues! This newly revised production will feature original cast members Chad Ryan, Luke Jones, and Nick Brennan with newcomer John De Los Santos. The production team features Jonathan Pennington (Director), Cisco Cardanez (Assistant Director/Stage Manager), John De Los Santos (Choreographer), Luke Jones and Nick Brennan (Set Design), Timothy Hart (Lighting), Jessa-Raye Court (Costumes) and Doug Repetti (Sound). There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Reservations at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/929670

NYC: GUITAR NIGHT AT STAGE 72

Award-winning jazz-rock guitarist and composer Jake Hertzog and acoustic instrumentalist Trevor Gordon Hall will perform at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Friday, May 9th at 7:00 pm. Hertzog has just released his fourth studio album, "Throwback" [Zoho], featuring special guest jazz fusion icon Randy Brecker. His first three albums, "Chromatosphere" (2009), "Patterns" [Buckyball Records], and "Evolution" [Buckyball Records], quickly gained international regard and critical acclaim, including a five page interview in Guitar Player Magazine (June 2009) highlighting his unique technique and approach to modern jazz guitar. From the outskirts of Philadelphia PA, Trevor Gordon Hall's compositions range in style from driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor caught the eye of 9 time Grammy winning producer Joe Nicolo (James Taylor, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, etc.), who produced two of Trevor's releases entitled "Finding My Way" and "Let Your Heart Be Light". Trevor has collaborated with various builders to redesign an instrument called the kalimba, which mounts to the surface of the guitar. Compositions inspired by the pairing of the two instruments can be heard in Trevor's Candyrat Records debut "Entelechy". Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: MARILYN MAYE REMEMBERS THE CARSON YEARS

The multi-talented Marilyn Maye appeared on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show a record 76 times, more than any singer. Her newest show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presented on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, May 9th and 10th at 8:00 pm - plus an encore performance on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm will be both a musical salute and a compilation of many of the songs Marilyn performed on The Tonight Show. There is a $40-$65 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE MUSIC OF THE MARX BROTHERS AT 54 BELOW

This is the 100th anniversary of the brothers getting their "O" nicknames, and 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will celebrate the music of the Marx Brothers, Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, and Gummo, on Friday, May 9th at 11:00 pm during MarxFest. The show will present the best songs from the Marx Brothers movies, stage shows, vaudeville days, and radio broadcasts. Join Marissa Mulder, Bill Zeffiro, Gelber & Manning, Rebekah Lowin, plus special guests. You will be taken back to the era of Wonderful Nonsense for an evening of fantastic music, laughter, and those famous Marx Brothers zingers. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JANE IRA BLOOM ALL BALLADS LIVE AT KITANO

Award winning soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom returns to JAZZ AT KATANO (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119) on Friday, May 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. She and her quartet will perform an evening of ballads from her 2014 Grammy nominated CD Sixteen Sunsets. Longtime band-mates Matt Wilson (drums), Cameron Brown (bass), and Dominic Fallacaro (piano) join Bloom for an evening of long lines and deep edges playing songs from the American songbook and beyond. Sixteen Sunsets has been receiving critical acclaim since its release in January. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE

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

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS THE MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA

The famed Maria Schneider Orchestra will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday through Saturday, May 8th through 10th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Maria Schneider is an American composer and big-bandleader. Her 2004 album Concert in the Garden won a GRAMMY for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. Her 2007 composition, Cerulean Skies won a GRAMMY for Best Instrumental Composition. In 2013, Schneider released an album Winter Morning Walks featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw, The Saint Paul and Australian Chamber Orchestras, bassist, Jay Anderson, pianist, Frank Kimbrough, and multi-instrumentalist, Scott Robinson. In 2014 it won three GRAMMY Awards: Best Classical Contemporary Composition for the work Winter Morning Walks written to poetry by US Poet-Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Ted Kooser. Dawn Upshaw received a GRAMMY for her vocal performance on the same recording, and producer, David Frost, and engineers, Tim Martyn and Brian Losch all received GRAMMYs for Best Engineered Album, Classical. The album fan-funded through ArtistShare is surely one of the first, if not the first album by major American orchestras to be fan-funded. There is a $35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Band: Eddie Palmieri, piano; Anthony Carrillo, percussion; Luques Curtis, bass; Camilo Molina, percussion; Vicente "Little Johnny" Rivero, percussion. Special guests: Alfredo de la Fe, violin; Donald Harrison, sax; Joe Locke, vibes; Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax. Palmieri has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, Mr. Palmieri has been awarded Nine Grammy Awards. Born in Spanish Harlem in 1936, Eddie began piano studies at an early age, as did his celebrated older brother, the late Salsa legend and pianist, Charlie Palmieri. For Latin New Yorkers of Eddie's generation, music was a vehicle out of El Barrio. At age 11, he auditioned at Weil Recital Hall, which is next door to Carnegie Hall, a venue as far from the Bronx as he could imagine. Possessed by a desire to play the drums, Palmieri joined his uncle's orchestra at age 13, where he played timbales. Eddie Palmieri, a restless, yet instinctive artist, embraces the future of his music by unapologetically blazing a distinctive musical path to the delight of fans across the globe. A true powerhouse of brilliance, known for his astute arranging skills and historic compositions, Mr. Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences throughout the world with his legendary style. There is a $35-$45 cover.


NYC: THE JUILLIARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA CELEBRATING DUKE ELLINGTON & GERALD WILSON

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra celebrates Duke Ellington & Gerald Wilson on Wednesday through Sunday, May 7th through May 11th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595). The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy at Dizzy's. The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz's bright future, and they honor two essential parts of its living legacy in this celebration of Duke Ellington and Gerald Wilson. There is a $35 cover.

BOSTON: MR. HO'S ORCHESTROTICA AT THE REGATTABAR

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday, May 9th at 7:30 pm. This concert will feature new music from the quintet's 2013 album, Where Here Meets There, and new compositions from Kyrgyzstan and beyond! Referencing the exotica of composers ranging from Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich to George Gershwin, Martin Denny, and John Adams, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica - as a vibraphone quintet - performs global jazz and exotic chamber music with world-music flavors sourced from Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Latin America. Led by multi-percussionist, vibraphonist and composer Brian O'Neill, the group also features bass flute/woodwinds (Geni Skendo), percussion (Shane Shanahan), acoustic bass (Brad Barrett), and oud/tanbur/resonator guitar (Tev Stevig). The quintet focuses on original music written by O'Neill that is highly influenced by his fifteen-year career as a multi-percussionist in symphony orchestras, jazz groups, and world music ensembles. There is a $16 cover.


BOSTON: RAMSEY LEWIS AT SCULLERS

Legendary jazz artist Ramsey Lewis will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Nearly a hundred years old, jazz is now a deep musical tradition. No one understands that better than Ramsey Lewis, a pioneer in this musical form since the 1950s. Lewis scored major chart hits with funky interpretations of pop songs from "Hang on Sloopy" and "The In Crowd"; he went notoriously electric in the 1970s by collaborating with Earth, Wind, & Fire; and he's collected a shelfful of gold records and Grammys. His passions range from Chopin to Duke Ellington, from gospel to Charlie Parker. Dinner/Show: $85 Show only: $45.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO'S YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: PATRICK HEWAN

Rising star in the Toronto Jazz scene, Patrick Hewan, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist series. Patrick's energetic virtuosic playing captivates and moves his audiences. He draws on the vast vocabulary of the legendary jazz pianists who came before him and adds his own spirit and passion to create a unique sound and style. Drawing heavily on influences such as: Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Hiromi Uehara, Oscar Peterson, and Phineas Newborn while studying under the tutelage of legendary pianists such as Mark Eisenman, Brian Dickesnon, Richard Whiteman, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duran it's no secret where Patrick developed his unique, high-octane style that still clearly adheres to the art forms tradition. Patrick began studying classical piano at the age of four and was later introduced to the saxophone where he developed a great love for jazz music. His education includes York University and Humber College and he is a recipient of the Berklee World Tour Scholarship for both sax and piano. No cover charge.


TORONTO: DAVE YOUNG & MICHAEL DUNSTON TRIBUTE TO DONNY HATHAWAY

The Juno Award winning Canadian Jazz bassist Dave Young and vocal stylist Michael Dunston will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th at 9:00 pm. Together they will pay tribute to the many compositions of Donny Hathaway - an extremely talented R&B and Gospel singer/songwriter of the 60s and 70s. They are joined on stage by Kevin Turcotte - trumpet, Perry White - tenor sax, Reg Schwager - guitar, Bernie Senensky - piano and Mark Kelso - drums. Dave has performed and recorded with many of the world's finest jazz musicians, including Oscar Peterson, Cedar Walton, Tommy Flanagan, Ellis Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, and Oliver Jones sings classic favourites with a powerfully earthy sound which will move any audience. There is a $20 cover.


WASHINGTON D.C.: THE AZAR LAWRENCE QUINTET AT BLUES ALLEY

The Azar Lawrence Quintet will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Saxophonist, Azar Lawrence's musical studies began at age five. A classically trained violinist and pianist his formal instruction were under the direction of his late mother, music teacher and educator, Ima Lawrence. Born in 1952 at home on Los Angeles' famed Central Avenue, the vibe of that scene clearly seeped into his musical consciousness. While performing for years with Elvin Jones he headed up Fantasy/Prestidge Records, and several years he a member of McCoy's Quartet, during the (Enlightenment period) and also at that time he began doing studio work for Capitol Records as a songwriter. He is joined by Eddie Henderson, Benito Gonzalez, Essiet Essiet & Brandon Lewis. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: BOHEMIAN CAVERNS PRESENTS CHRISTIAN SCOTT

Trumpeter Christian Scott, one of the brightest jazz stars to emerge in the last few years, will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th at 8:30 pm. Steeped in the jazz tradition and intent on participating in the music's evolution, the New York-based Berklee College of Music grad is indeed a significant new voice poised to make an impact on the future of jazz. Scott is a natural. Only 29, the trumpeter has both the tone and the conviction of the great players of his instrument. He eschews cliche and gimmickry in favor of an expressive sensibility and a willingness to break rules when it makes musical sense to him. A New Orleans native, Scott represents the next generation of Crescent City horn blowers whose lineage started with the legendary King Oliver and Louis Armstrong and has continued with such marquee trumpeters as Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Nicholas Payton. There is a $25 cover.


NASHVILLE, TN: NYC-NASHVILLE CULTURAL EXCHANGE COMPETITION CONCERT

A partnership between NYC's METROPOLITAN ROOM and Nashville's ABSINTHE: A BROADWAY CABARET (http://www.abcab.net) has resulted in the first 'NYC - Nashville Cultural Exchange Competition Concert" at THE HERMITAGE HOTEL (213 Sixth Avenue North, Nashville, TN) on Friday, May 9th at 7:30 pm. Four contenders from NYC (Jerry Costanzo, Sue Matsuki, Julia B. Simpson & Tracy Stark) will perform in Act 1! In Act 2, fourteen contestants from Nashville will compete for 4 spots for a NYC debut show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM later this year! Musical Direction by Tracy Stark. There is a $10 cash cover.


FLORIDA: JEFF HARNAR AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Jeff Harnar will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, May 2nd & 3rd and 9th & 10th in the show Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? (Lighter Fare for a Spring Night), which will highlight the wit of Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Comden & Green, Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, Stan Freberg, Rick Crom and more. The show comes directly from a sold-out run at London's The Crazy Coqs following a critically acclaimed run at The Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City. Broadway conductor and pianist Randy Booth will lead his trio featuring Paul Shewchuck on bass and Dana Cyr on drums. Harnar is the winner of the 2012 Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award. New York engagements include The Algonquin Hotel, Feinstein's at The Regency, Birdland, The Metropolitan Room, and Off-Broadway at 59e59 Theaters. Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centennial Galas. Jeff was artistic director and host of the three seasons of "The American Songbook in London" at The Jermyn Street Theatre and Pizza on The Park. Television credits include "The 1959 Broadway Songbook" (PBS). Jeff tours nationally with Shauna Hicks in their symphony "Pops" concert "I Got Rhythm: Mickey & Judy's Hollywood." Jeff has released four solo CD's and is the winner of three MAC Awards and three Back Stage Bistro Awards. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: WESLA WHITFIELD, WITH THE MIKE GREENSILL DUO

The beloved Bay Area cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield, joined by her husband, pianist and arranger Mike Greensill and John Wiitala on bass, will debut their new show, Who Cares (What Banks Fail in Yonkers!), at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for two performances only on Thursday & Friday, May 8th & 9th at 8:00 pm. The challenges of the world can make it tough to keep a smile in place. Wesla and Mike's new show promises to take you on a delightful journey through the Great American Songbook that will re-unite you with your hopes and dreams. Rarely do two shining stars come together and stay together in the way that Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill have done. Mike studied piano in England, and Wesla began singing at home in Santa Maria, California, thousands of miles apart. Destiny brought them both to San Francisco, where they met and began to share the music they both loved. Each is a major talent - together they interpret and perform some of the greatest popular music ever composed in a style and with substance seldom encountered. A relaxed, unpretentious performer, Wesla's clear, exquisite voice, riveting style and sardonic wit are matched superbly with Mike's sophisticated arrangements and elegant phrasing. She inhabits that magical zone where jazz and cabaret meet, with her deft timing and uncanny ability to connect with the emotional truth in a lyric. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: BENN BACOT WITH "4LOVE OF ABBEY"

Vocalist Ben Bacot brings his show "4Love Of Abbey" to SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday, March 9th at 8:00 pm. America's best kept secrets. Abbey Lincoln passed away in 2010. Until then she was the last of her era and the only golden era Jazz singer to compose and record her own material. A singer songwriter, poet, artist & activist, she was truly ahead of her time. Join Ben and explore the life and music of this woman who Hollywood initially promoted as the "Black Marilyn Monroe". Songs performed were either favored by or composed by Abbey. Call for cover/minimum information.


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LONDON: SIMON GREEN WITH DAVID SHRUBSOLE AT CRAZY COQS
LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET EVENT

Simon Green makes his THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) debut with a brand-new show, 'This Then Is Life', on Tuesday through Saturday, May 6th through 10th at 8:00 pm. If you could sit down with your 21 year old self and share the surprises that life will bring ... what would you say? This Then Is Life explores the paths untrodden, mistakes repeated and ridiculous responses to an ever-changing world. Together with his long-time cabaret partner, virtuoso pianist, composer and arranger David Shrubsole, Green casts his uniquely British gaze over life's rude awakenings. As in their Drama Desk-nominated Travelling Light, the two concoct a theatrical marriage of word, music and truths that aim to transport you to a former, more innocent incarnation of yourself. With inimitable expertise, Simon and David bring their unique cabaret skills to some of the greatest musical writings of the 20th century. The duo's customary approach to their work is to begin with words and lyrics and in this show they draw on the works of an eclectic collection of artists, balancing the heartfelt sentiment of Noel Coward with the contemporary freshness of Elton John, the melodic vigour of Sondheim with the lyricism of Rudyard Kipling and uncovering an inspired piece that blends the words of Alexander Pushkin with the musical magic of Donald Swann. A little Lily Allen, Styles and Drewe, Duncan Sheik and, of course, David Shrubsole himself are also included. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: BENOIT VIELLEFON'S HOT CLUB AT CRAZY COQS

Benoit Viellefon presents his Hot Club at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday, May 9th ay 10:30 pm as part of the clubs Late Night Jazz series. Hot Club is inspired by the hot swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1920s & '30s. The Hot Club's show celebrates the burning excitement of those sizzling gypsy swing numbers made famous by Django Reinhardt, together with the romanticism of the finest musettes and waltzes from the French tradition. With a nod to the American jazz virtuosi who visited Paris, such as Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, the Hot Club features both trumpet and clarinet alongside the timeless two-guitars and double bass lineup. The perfect mix of European finesse and the restless fervour of American swing, the Hot Club are the modern-day embodiment of the spirit of a bygone age. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: ANDY ABRAHAM AT THE PHEASANTRY

Hugely talented artist and entertainer Andy Abraham will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th at 8:30 pm. His soulful voice and unique performance continues to exceed all expectations. Since his raise to fame in 2005 he has expertly dealt with the media spotlight, so much so that he has been dubbed "the man and voice of the people." In 2005 Andy came 2nd in the biggest light entertainment show on TV, 'X Factor', in which he wowed the judging panel and audiences across the nation with this soulful voice and winning personality. The most refreshing voice on the current soul scene, Andy Abraham is a talent that takes you back to the golden years of music bringing his own contemporary twist to classic songs. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: THEY USED TO CALL IT NEW WAVE - STEVEN RAY WATKINS

MAC and Bistro award-winning singer/ pianist Steven Ray Watkins celebrates the music of the 80's at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursdays, May 1st, 8th & 15th at 7:00 pm. The show i in honor of his dreaded 50th birthday. He is joined by Rachel Hanser, Wendy Russell and Lennie Watts. Lennie Watts directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END - THURSDAYS

A New Open mic night has begun hosted by Sarah Rice & Craig Pomranz on the Upper West Side! BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END will be held every Thursday night (it started on May 1st) at THE WEST END (955 West End Avenue, NYC - 212-531-4759) from 9:00 to 11:00 pm (signup after 8:30 pm). Matthew Martin Ward will be at the piano. An open mic with multi-award winning hosts Sarah and Craig bring the ultimate New York experience to the Upper West Side with all kinds of talent singing all genres of music -Broadway, Pop, Jazz, Classical, all are welcomed. There will be a drawing at the end of the evening to get to sing another song and get a free cover for the following week. There will also be a group sing of the Tonight Quintette from West Side Story. There is a $7 cover - no minimum.

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
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NYC: THEY USED TO CALL IT NEW WAVE - STEVEN RAY WATKINS

MAC and Bistro award-winning singer/ pianist Steven Ray Watkins celebrates the music of the 80's at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursdays, May 1st, 8th & 15th at 7:00 pm. The show i in honor of his dreaded 50th birthday. He is joined by Rachel Hanser, Wendy Russell and Lennie Watts. Lennie Watts directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NOBODY DOES IT BETTER: THE GENIUS OF MARVIN HAMLISCH

Nobody Does It Better: The Genius of Marvin Hamlisch, will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, May 8th at 9:30 pm. Under the musical direction of Jimmy Horan, members of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus pay tribute to Marvin Hamlish, a New York treasure who conquered Broadway, Pop and Film and captured the hearts of the whole world. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUESTS: TBA
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: TBA. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org )!

NYC: "THEY MADE ME DO IT: FROM BESSIE TO JIMI AND BEYOND"

Vocalist Hadiza Dockeray with Steven Bargonetti, guitar bring "They Made Me Do It: From Bessie to Jimi and Beyond" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 8th at 7:00 pm. Hadiza Dockeray is a vocalist and songwriter from New York City. With her 4-piece band, she has performed at local venues including The Cutting Room, Triad NYC and The Bitter End, among others. Hadiza has also recorded jazz standards with Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill, and performed the songs of Porter and Gershwin with acclaimed pianist and composer John DiMartino at The Harvard Club of New York City. In April of 2013, she released her first self-produced EP, Chapter 4, to favorable reviews. Steven Bargonetti is a graduate of Columbia University. As lead guitarist for the Broadway Show HAIR, Steve was featured playing the Jimi Hendrix archetype. He is also an alumnus of numerous other Broadway shows, including The Color Purple, Caroline or Change, The Full Monty, Starlight Express, Hello Dolly, and many more.He has played with such notables as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, George Benson, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, Johnny Cash and Chuck Berry, among others. Steve's debut album was produced by Quincy Jones. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CAROLE J. BUFFORD IN 'SHADES OF BLUE' METROPOLITAN ROOM

Carole J. Bufford launches her brand new show, Shades of Blue, at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursdays at 9:30 pm, opening on May 8th and running though October 9th. Musical Direction is by Ian Herman. A throbbing and thrilling show full of tempestuous blues numbers from their southern roots to their northern heights and culled from material spanning a century, Shades of Blue is filled with blues and songs inspired by the blues made famous by the likes of Bessie Smith, Johnny Cash, The Animals, Amy Winehouse, Dinah Washington, John Legend and more! From sly and sexy comedy numbers to high drama, Carole is a singer/actress who always raises the stakes on everything she sings. Created by Carole J. Bufford & Scott Siegel. Produced by Scott Siegel. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JINKX MONSOON: THE INEVITABLE CONCERT

After touring the world with The Vaudevillians, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her much anticipated return to New York and THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) with JINKX MONSOON: THE INEVITABLE CONCERT. Monsoon will appear live with her band, premiering an evening of songs from her upcoming CD, The Inevitable Album. The CD will be released the week of the show and will available to buy at the theatre. Performances are on Thursday through Sunday, May 8th through 11th at 7:00 pm. Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in "Spring Awakening" (produced by Balagan Theatre) and Angel in "Rent" (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre). In 2013, Hoffer played Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group) and began an international tour of The Vaudevillians, an acclaimed performace piece co-created with Major Scales. Tickets are $25-$50 (VIP) at cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum plus a $15 food/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: GRIND TO GLORY: THE SASS N' BETTIES STORY

"Grind to Glory: The Sass N' Betties Story" will be performed at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Thursday, May 8th at 7:00 pm. The land of showgirls and starlets isn't always perfect, and for these five Betties, the "Grind to Glory" is one paved with sweat, tears, and a dream that never ends. "Grind to Glory: The Sass N' Betties Story" is an intimate look at the history of Sass N' Betties, a group that catapulted into the NYC cabaret scene, and tasted the addictive power of fame overseas. Join Elle Capone, Satine Risque, JJ Sparkle, Gypsy Tease, and Sparks as they relive their individual journey into the provocative world of song, dance, and all things glitzy and glamorous. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: TEAL WICKS AT 54 BELOW

Teal Wicks, Broadway star of Wicked (Elphaba) and Jekyll and Hyde (Emma Carew), brings a night of songs inspired by folk, rock, soul and blues to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 8th at 9:30 pm. She will present an acoustic set led by the visionary Jasper Grant (musical director of The Color Purple, Altar Boyz), reimagining of works from Janis Joplin, Sarah Vaughan, Van Morrison, Patty Griffin and more of the musical storytellers that have inspired Teal on her journeys from coast to coast. It will be a night celebrating the spirit of the underdogs, survivors, troubadours, seekers, lovers and dreamers. There is a $35-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT AT 54 BELOW: JOE CASSIDY ROCK STAR (BOTH INCHES)

Joe Cassidy presents 'Rock Star (Both Inches)' at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 8th at 11:00 pm as part of the club's Late Night Series. Before there was law school, before there was Broadway, there was a dream: to be a rock star, without the rehab. By way of the mean streets of Wauwatosa, WI and from the Broadway company of If/Then, Joe Cassidy brings back this musky goblet of rock first performed at Joe's Pub back in 2003. Performing the songs of his early influences and idols, this night features music by Kansas, Styx, Foreigner, The Who, The Allman Brothers, U2, and many more, backed by a first-rate group of musicians, and some very special guests! There is a $25 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END - THURSDAYS

A New Open mic night has begun hosted by Sarah Rice & Craig Pomranz on the Upper West Side! BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END will be held every Thursday night (it started on May 1st) at THE WEST END (955 West End Avenue, NYC - 212-531-4759) from 9:00 to 11:00 pm (signup after 8:30 pm). Matthew Martin Ward will be at the piano. An open mic with multi-award winning hosts Sarah and Craig bring the ultimate New York experience to the Upper West Side with all kinds of talent singing all genres of music -Broadway, Pop, Jazz, Classical, all are welcomed. There will be a drawing at the end of the evening to get to sing another song and get a free cover for the following week. There will also be a group sing of the Tonight Quintette from West Side Story. There is a $7 cover - no minimum.

NYC: STEVE TYRELL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

NYC cabaret favorite Steve Tyrell will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, May 6th through 17th at 8:45 pm, with an added late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. (No show on Friday, May 9th). The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his almost 5 decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed in 36 years. Now Steve has become a fixture in New York and has played the Cafe Carlyle to record crowds for the last 7 years. As an artist, all 7 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard's Jazz charts, and his first album "A New Standard" was amongst the best selling jazz albums for over five years. There is a $65-$105-$155 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum on Tuesday through Thursday; $75-$115-$165 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum on Fridays & Saturdays.

NYC: 'BROTHERS IN JAZZ' - HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ FINAL SHOW OF THE SEASON

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, concludes it's 42nd Season with "Brothers In Jazz starring the Heath Brothers (Jimmy Heath and Albert "Tootie" Heath) and Peter Anderson & Will Anderson performing Music of the Dorsey Brothers at THE TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (199 Chambers Street, NYC - 212-220-1460) on Thursday, May 8th at 8:00 pm. The show also will feature Wycliffe Gordon, plus a surprise special guest. Now in their fifth decade together, The Heath Brothers, remains one of the most enduring groups performing in jazz history. First assembled in 1975, the band, which originally featured tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, bassist Percy Heath and drummer/percussionist Albert "Tootie" Heath (along with pianist Stanley Cowell) garnered international recognition with their debut Strata East recording Marching On. Sharing the bill with the Heath Brothers will be Peter and Will Anderson (Performing The Music of the Dorsey Brothers), making their third Highlights In Jazz appearance. The remarkable young siblings, have received widespread praise for their Off Broadway jazz productions Artie Shaw at 100, The Fabulous Dorseys and Le Jazz Hot. They will reprise their swinging renditions of compositions by big band giants Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey with an exciting ensemble featuring Wynton Marsalis Sextet and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra alumnus, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, who will be performing for the dedicated Highlights crowd for the fifteenth time. Tickets are $45.

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS THE MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA

The famed Maria Schneider Orchestra will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday through Saturday, May 8th through 10th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Maria Schneider is an American composer and big-bandleader. Her 2004 album Concert in the Garden won a GRAMMY for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. Her 2007 composition, Cerulean Skies won a GRAMMY for Best Instrumental Composition. In 2013, Schneider released an album Winter Morning Walks featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw, The Saint Paul and Australian Chamber Orchestras, bassist, Jay Anderson, pianist, Frank Kimbrough, and multi-instrumentalist, Scott Robinson. In 2014 it won three GRAMMY Awards: Best Classical Contemporary Composition for the work Winter Morning Walks written to poetry by US Poet-Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Ted Kooser. Dawn Upshaw received a GRAMMY for her vocal performance on the same recording, and producer, David Frost, and engineers, Tim Martyn and Brian Losch all received GRAMMYs for Best Engineered Album, Classical. The album fan-funded through ArtistShare is surely one of the first, if not the first album by major American orchestras to be fan-funded. There is a $35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Band: Eddie Palmieri, piano; Anthony Carrillo, percussion; Luques Curtis, bass; Camilo Molina, percussion; Vicente "Little Johnny" Rivero, percussion. Special guests: Alfredo de la Fe, violin; Donald Harrison, sax; Joe Locke, vibes; Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax. Palmieri has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, Mr. Palmieri has been awarded Nine Grammy Awards. Born in Spanish Harlem in 1936, Eddie began piano studies at an early age, as did his celebrated older brother, the late Salsa legend and pianist, Charlie Palmieri. For Latin New Yorkers of Eddie's generation, music was a vehicle out of El Barrio. At age 11, he auditioned at Weil Recital Hall, which is next door to Carnegie Hall, a venue as far from the Bronx as he could imagine. Possessed by a desire to play the drums, Palmieri joined his uncle's orchestra at age 13, where he played timbales. Eddie Palmieri, a restless, yet instinctive artist, embraces the future of his music by unapologetically blazing a distinctive musical path to the delight of fans across the globe. A true powerhouse of brilliance, known for his astute arranging skills and historic compositions, Mr. Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences throughout the world with his legendary style. There is a $35-$45 cover.


NYC: THE JUILLIARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA CELEBRATING DUKE ELLINGTON & GERALD WILSON

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra celebrates Duke Ellington & Gerald Wilson on Wednesday through Sunday, May 7th through May 11th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595). The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy at Dizzy's. The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz's bright future, and they honor two essential parts of its living legacy in this celebration of Duke Ellington and Gerald Wilson. There is a $35 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: STACY BROOKS BLUES BAND AT BLUES ALLEY

The Stacy Brooks Blues Band performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, May 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Stacy started singing at the age of 5 in Zweibruken, Germany, at an Army show and after her first standing ovation there was no looking back. Fast forward to the present, with her diverse background she continues to give you toe tapping, head bobbing feel good music that crosses all barriers. Since she began her quest of the blues she has been working non-stop bridging the age gap on the blues circuit and importing fans from other genres. Her arrangements keep the integrity of traditional Chicago, Delta Blues while adding a spruce of rejuvenation.


PALM SPRINGS: VARLA JEAN MERMAN AT THE COPA

Varla Jean Merman will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday, May 8th at 7:30 pm and Friday, May 9th at 8:00 pm. Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman has refined and redefined the art of drag impersonation to new, exhilarating heights. Jeffery aka Varla Jean co- starred in the original musical Lucky Guy opposite Leslie Jordan in NY at the Little Schubert Theatre in spring 2011. Jeffery was one of leads of the feature film Girls Will Be Girls 2012 and starred as the titled character in Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads. He played the title role of Giancarlo Menotti's opera The Medium in New York at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre in October of 2012. Varla Jean had a cameo on Ugly Betty in the final season of the show and was also featured on Bravo's Project Runway Season 5 as the winning model for the show's drag challenge. He played the role of Mary Sunshine in the revival of Chicago on Broadway and also made his network television debut on All My Children in the recurring role of lady of the evening Rosemary Chicken. He shared the Outfest Film Festival "Best Actor" Award and the Aspen HBO Film Festival "Best Actress" Award with his costars Jack Plotnick and Clinton Leupp for his featured performance in the cult classic film Girls Will Be Girls (Sundance 2003) directed by Richard Day. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, May 8th at 8:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. George Clinton is one of the foremost innovators of funk music, and was the mastermind behind the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Parliament and Funkadelic captured 40 hit R&B singles, including No. 1 hits "Flashlight," "One Nation Under a Groove," "Aqua Boogie," and "(Not Just) Knee Deep." Clinton's collaborators included keyboardist Bernie Worrell, guitarist Eddie Hazel, bassist Bootsy Collins, saxophonist Maceo Parker, trombonist Fred Wesley. On stage, spectacle ruled the day, with an enormous mothership, outrageous costumes, and marathon performances. Over the past decade, Clinton has continued to play sold-out shows across the globe, while a countless number of his songs have been licensed for film and television. Currently, he is compiling new and old songs for an exclusive online-only release, fighting for artist rights through the P-Funk Initiative. Clinton also continues to support the youth through the Mother's Hip Education Foundation, and through donations to the Barack Obama Green Charter High School in Plainfield, New Jersey. There is a $40-$44 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: WESLA WHITFIELD, WITH THE MIKE GREENSILL DUO

The beloved Bay Area cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield, joined by her husband, pianist and arranger Mike Greensill and John Wiitala on bass, will debut their new show, Who Cares (What Banks Fail in Yonkers!), at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for two performances only on Thursday & Friday, May 8th & 9th at 8:00 pm. The challenges of the world can make it tough to keep a smile in place. Wesla and Mike's new show promises to take you on a delightful journey through the Great American Songbook that will re-unite you with your hopes and dreams. Rarely do two shining stars come together and stay together in the way that Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill have done. Mike studied piano in England, and Wesla began singing at home in Santa Maria, California, thousands of miles apart. Destiny brought them both to San Francisco, where they met and began to share the music they both loved. Each is a major talent - together they interpret and perform some of the greatest popular music ever composed in a style and with substance seldom encountered. A relaxed, unpretentious performer, Wesla's clear, exquisite voice, riveting style and sardonic wit are matched superbly with Mike's sophisticated arrangements and elegant phrasing. She inhabits that magical zone where jazz and cabaret meet, with her deft timing and uncanny ability to connect with the emotional truth in a lyric. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


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LONDON: SIMON GREEN WITH DAVID SHRUBSOLE AT CRAZY COQS
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Simon Green makes his THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) debut with a brand-new show, 'This Then Is Life', on Tuesday through Saturday, May 6th through 10th at 8:00 pm. If you could sit down with your 21 year old self and share the surprises that life will bring ... what would you say? This Then Is Life explores the paths untrodden, mistakes repeated and ridiculous responses to an ever-changing world. Together with his long-time cabaret partner, virtuoso pianist, composer and arranger David Shrubsole, Green casts his uniquely British gaze over life's rude awakenings. As in their Drama Desk-nominated Travelling Light, the two concoct a theatrical marriage of word, music and truths that aim to transport you to a former, more innocent incarnation of yourself. With inimitable expertise, Simon and David bring their unique cabaret skills to some of the greatest musical writings of the 20th century. The duo's customary approach to their work is to begin with words and lyrics and in this show they draw on the works of an eclectic collection of artists, balancing the heartfelt sentiment of Noel Coward with the contemporary freshness of Elton John, the melodic vigour of Sondheim with the lyricism of Rudyard Kipling and uncovering an inspired piece that blends the words of Alexander Pushkin with the musical magic of Donald Swann. A little Lily Allen, Styles and Drewe, Duncan Sheik and, of course, David Shrubsole himself are also included. Call for cover/minimum information.

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.

LONDON: LORNA REID TRIO: 'FALLING FOR JAZZ'

'Cool and classy' Scottish jazz-nominated vocalist and songwriter Lorna Reid is back at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday, May 8th at 8:30 pm, following previous full houses at The Pheasantry. Featuring top London-based musicians Eriko Ishihara (piano) and Chris Rodel (bass), the trio will perform songs from Lorna's acclaimed new originals album 'Falling Like Dew' plus swinging and bluesy standards. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: FRANK TORREN - MOMENT TO MOMENT

2014 MAC AWARD nominee (Best Male Vocalist) Frank Torren will reprise his acclaimed 2013 show 'Moment to Moment' at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, May 4th at 4:00 pm; and Wednesdays, May 7th & 14th at 7:00 pm. Musical Director is Rick Unterberg. Theater has been a major part of Frank Torren's life since he was a young lad in the Latin Quarter of Tampa, Florida. His first theatrical pursuit was the lead in the school play, "The Little Dog Laughed." Soon he had teamed up with his sister to perform a dance act which toured all over and even was invited to a festival in Cuba. Over the years, Frank has devoted his professional life to theater, appearing in many musical comedies including Room Service, Say Darling, The Desk Set, Reluctant Debutante, Mary Mary, and the role of Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. He performed with Diana Sands and Julius La Rosa in the first national tour of Hallelujah, Baby; had a costarring role in Zorba with Michael Kermoyan and Vivian Blaine; performed with Ann Reinking in Anything Goes and Jan Peerce in Fiddler on the Roof; toured in the National company of Seesaw with John Raitt and Liz Torres. Now Frank Torren's autobiographical show goes into its second chapter with "Moment to Moment." It's a whole new cavalcade of carefully-selected songs that have much professional and personal meaning for Frank. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: FRANK TORREN - MOMENT TO MOMENT

2014 MAC AWARD nominee (Best Male Vocalist) Frank Torren will reprise his acclaimed 2013 show 'Moment to Moment' at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, May 4th at 4:00 pm; and Wednesdays, May 7th & 14th at 7:00 pm. Musical Director is Rick Unterberg. Theater has been a major part of Frank Torren's life since he was a young lad in the Latin Quarter of Tampa, Florida. His first theatrical pursuit was the lead in the school play, "The Little Dog Laughed." Soon he had teamed up with his sister to perform a dance act which toured all over and even was invited to a festival in Cuba. Over the years, Frank has devoted his professional life to theater, appearing in many musical comedies including Room Service, Say Darling, The Desk Set, Reluctant Debutante, Mary Mary, and the role of Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. He performed with Diana Sands and Julius La Rosa in the first national tour of Hallelujah, Baby; had a costarring role in Zorba with Michael Kermoyan and Vivian Blaine; performed with Ann Reinking in Anything Goes and Jan Peerce in Fiddler on the Roof; toured in the National company of Seesaw with John Raitt and Liz Torres. Now Frank Torren's autobiographical show goes into its second chapter with "Moment to Moment." It's a whole new cavalcade of carefully-selected songs that have much professional and personal meaning for Frank. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: NOBODY DOES IT BETTER: THE GENIUS OF MARVIN HAMLISCH

Nobody Does It Better: The Genius of Marvin Hamlisch, will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Under the musical direction of Jimmy Horan, members of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus pay tribute to Marvin Hamlish, a New York treasure who conquered Broadway, Pop and Film and captured the hearts of the whole world. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LYN STANLEY - LOST IN ROMANCE

Lyn Stanley brings her show Lost in Romance to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, May 7th at 9:30 pm. Discovered in 2010 by world class jazz pianist and legend, Paul Smith, Lyn Stanley entered singing with the world's most famous accompanist, Paul Smith and his trio, four months after meeting her. Lyn Stanley entered the singing world through a side door-ballroom dancing. She began dancing in 2004 and took a fast study track to becoming a Pro/AM champion in ballroom dancing's International Standard style and won three events and two national titles in 2010. Her first one-woman show, "Makin' Whoopee" was well-received by audiences and critics creating a call for an album from her fans. The birth of her debut album "Lost In Romance" came from her idea to present ballroom dancing rhythms and tempos into jazz interpretations. After all, jazz was first heard in the dance halls and then navigated to the instrumental solos popular today. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ROSEMARY ASHE - THE KILLER SOPRANO

West End favorite Rosemary Ashe will appear at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 pm. Rosie has appeared in many West End productions including: Carlotta, the Prima Donna in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Phantom of The Opera', Madame Thenardier in 'Les Miserables', Widow Corney in 'Oliver!', Felicia Gabriel in 'The Witches of Eastwick' (for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical, Miss Andrew, the nasty nanny in 'Mary Poppins', & Lottie Grady in 'When We Are Married' at The Garrick. She has recently been performing her one woman tribute to Ethel Merman: Call Me Merman, to great acclaim. She has also appeared with English National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Sadlers Wells Opera, Opera Northern Ireland & Carl Rosa in many different roles including Musetta in 'La Boheme', Helene in 'La Belle Helene', Frasquita in 'Carmen' & Despina in 'Cosi Fan Tutte' to name but a few. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MARILYN MAYE REMEMBERS THE CARSON YEARS

The multi-talented Marilyn Maye appeared on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show a record 76 times, more than any singer. Her newest show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presented on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, May 9th and 10th at 8:00 pm - plus an encore performance on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm will be both a musical salute and a compilation of many of the songs Marilyn performed on The Tonight Show. There is a $40-$65 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARK NADLER WITH RUNNIN' WILD: SONGS & SCANDALS OF THE ROARING TWENTIES

Award-winning entertainer Mark Nadler returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with his show "Runnin' Wild: Songs & Scandals of the Roaring Twenties'". Performances are on Sunday, April 27th at 9:30 pm; Wednesday, April 30th at 9:30 pm; Wednesday, May 7th at 9:30 pm and Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm. Mark takes you on a tour of the sex, booze, drugs & even murder from the wildest decade of the 20th century. Mark Nadler starred in and co-wrote the off-Broadway Gershwin revue, American Rhapsody, which was nominated for a Drama Desk and two Lucille Lortel Awards and received the Manhattan Association Of Cabarets (MAC) Award for Outstanding Musical Revue. Additionally, he received the MAC award three years in a row for outstanding Musical Comedy Performer and in 1990 Mark was given the MAC award for his performance of five different interacting characters in his one man "Opera in Honky-Tonk", Red Light, co-written with Dawn Hampton. For his show, Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians), which he performed in New York's Algonquin Hotel, Firebird Supper Club and San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, as well as the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia, Mark was awarded the 2003 Bistro Award for "Continuing To Raise The Standards Of Cabaret Performance." This show was transformed into a full theatrical event entitled Russian On The Side, for which Mark Nadler received San Francisco's prestigious Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. Mark's other critically acclaimed one-man shows are ...His Lovely Wife, Ira:Ira Gershwin with and without George; They Can't Take That Away From Me: a George Gershwin Celebration; Let's Misbehave: a Cole Porter Soiree; I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Songs of the Expatriates; Write Now: Songs by People Who Aren't Dead and Mark Nadler in a Nutshell.There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE TYRELL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

NYC cabaret favorite Steve Tyrell will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, May 6th through 17th at 8:45 pm, with an added late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. (No show on Friday, May 9th). The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his almost 5 decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed in 36 years. Now Steve has become a fixture in New York and has played the Cafe Carlyle to record crowds for the last 7 years. As an artist, all 7 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard's Jazz charts, and his first album "A New Standard" was amongst the best selling jazz albums for over five years. There is a $65-$105-$155 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum on Tuesday through Thursday; $75-$115-$165 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum on Fridays & Saturdays.

NYC: MAXINE LINEHAN: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY

After a sold out performance at BIRDLAND, actress/singer Maxine Linehan will next present a limited run of her solo show An American Journey, A universal story told through song, at TERMINUS RECORDING STUDIOS (723 Seventh Avenue, NYC). Performances are on Sundays & Wednesdays, April 27th through May 14th, all shows at 7:00 pm. For this event, Terminus will be converted into a "pop-up cabaret performance space". The theatrical concert was conceived for Maxine and is being directed by Scott Siegel, with musical direction by the award-winning Tracy Stark and decor by Christopher Studley. The Irish born Ms. Linehan, serves up a story that is both achingly personal and extraordinarily universal. In this one-hour performance, using a diverse catalogue of music that includes show tunes, country, and pop, she tells the story of leaving Ireland twelve years ago for life in America. Maxine taps into the shared experience of generation after generation of immigrants who have arrived in this country with big dreams and high hopes. Ticket price of $30 includes beverages, tax and gratuity and are available at http://www.ovationtix.com .

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: BUCKY PIZZARELLI & ED LAUB

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, May 7th features Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub, guitars. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

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

NYC: SHEILA JORDAN AT BIRDLAND

American jazz singer and songwriter Sheila Jordan will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 6th & 7th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Jordan has recorded as a session musician with an array of critically acclaimed artists in addition to a solo career. Jordan pioneered a bebop and scat jazz singing style with an upright bass as the only accompaniment. Jordan's music has earned praise from many critics, particularly for her ability to improvise entire lyrics. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Band: Eddie Palmieri, piano; Anthony Carrillo, percussion; Luques Curtis, bass; Camilo Molina, percussion; Vicente "Little Johnny" Rivero, percussion. Special guests: Alfredo de la Fe, violin; Donald Harrison, sax; Joe Locke, vibes; Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax. Palmieri has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, Mr. Palmieri has been awarded Nine Grammy Awards. Born in Spanish Harlem in 1936, Eddie began piano studies at an early age, as did his celebrated older brother, the late Salsa legend and pianist, Charlie Palmieri. For Latin New Yorkers of Eddie's generation, music was a vehicle out of El Barrio. At age 11, he auditioned at Weil Recital Hall, which is next door to Carnegie Hall, a venue as far from the Bronx as he could imagine. Possessed by a desire to play the drums, Palmieri joined his uncle's orchestra at age 13, where he played timbales. Eddie Palmieri, a restless, yet instinctive artist, embraces the future of his music by unapologetically blazing a distinctive musical path to the delight of fans across the globe. A true powerhouse of brilliance, known for his astute arranging skills and historic compositions, Mr. Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences throughout the world with his legendary style. There is a $35-$45 cover.


NYC: THE JUILLIARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA CELEBRATING DUKE ELLINGTON & GERALD WILSON

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra celebrates Duke Ellington & Gerald Wilson on Wednesday through Sunday, May 7th through May 11th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595). The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy at Dizzy's. The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz's bright future, and they honor two essential parts of its living legacy in this celebration of Duke Ellington and Gerald Wilson. There is a $35 cover.

BOSTON: THE HOLMES BROTHERS AT SCULLERS

The Holmes Brothers will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, May 7th at 8:00 pm. The Holmes Brothers - Wendell Holmes (guitarist/ pianist/ vocalist/ songwriter), Sherman Holmes (bassist/ vocalist/ songwriter) and brother-in-spirit Popsy Dixon (drummer/ vocalist) - are true treasures of American roots music. For 35 years, The Holmes Brothers' joyous and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock 'n' roll and country has been captivating audiences around the world. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.


TORONTO: LATIN NIGHT: ELMER FERRER TRIO

Cuban-Canadian Elmer Ferrer will perform with his trio at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday, May 7th at 8:00 pm. Ferrer is widely recognized as one of the world`s premiere guitarists. An extremely versatile and prolific session musician, Elmer has recorded and toured the globe with many of Cuba's top producers and artists. As a producer, arranger, session acoustic or electric guitarist, Ferrer has contributed to more than 100 music recordings, including two Latin Grammy nominee albums, a Goya awarded movie soundtrack, and recently, the latest CD from Italian superstar Zucchero, "La Sesion Cubana". Elmer Ferrer currently resides in Toronto Canada, but his Cuban roots formed the foundation of his energy rich blend of Jazz, Rock, and Blues. He was born into a musical family in Sancti Spiritus, a small city that holds one of the strongest histories in Cuban traditional music. He started to play and study guitar at the age of 12, and graduated Classical Guitar at the prestigious National School of Arts in Havana at age 18. Elmer also has an established career as a composer and solo performer. He is a two-time Cubadisco* awarded artist, and is leader of the Elmer Ferrer Band (EFB). Known for captivating audiences and critics alike, the EFB has headlined international jazz, blues and music festivals, and shared stage line-ups with Keb Mo, Johnny Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Kid Rock, the Chris Duarte Group, Los Lobos and the Derek Trucks Band. There is a $12 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: BENNY SHARONI AT BLUES ALLEY

Benny Sharoni will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, May 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Growing up on the kibbutz in Benny Sharoni MusicIsrael, there was always music in Benny Sharoni's home. His parents emigrated from Chile and Yemen, so between them Benny was heavily influenced by Latin and African-based music and rhythms. Both parents truly love music and encouraged him at an early age to study classical flute. Blessed with an extreme free spirit,he sought out a musical form that broke beyond the constraints of classical music. It was there that he found jazz the freest and most expressive music out there. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: BEN REDWINE & THE DIRTY RICE BAND

Ben Redwine & The Dirty Rice Band will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:30 pm. Ben Redwine and the Dirty Rice Band present old time New Orleans jazz with modern sensibilities. The band is anchored by John Previti, bass, accompanied by Tom Mitchell on guitar and vocals, kept together by Jack O'Dell on drums, with the fabulous front line of Vince McCool, trumpet, John Jensen, trombone, and led by clarinetist Ben Redwine. There is a $15 cover.

CHICAGO: JEREMY AUFDERHEIDE SINGS UN-DEPRESSING SONGS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Jeremy Aufderheide makes his Chicago cabaret debut at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Wednesday, May 7th at 8:00 pm. He will be singing some of the most un-depressing music of the Great Depression. In the 1930s, people turned to music and entertainment to escape from their everyday lives, to give them hope, and to dream of better things. So, lift your spirits with a dose of 30s optimism and songs like "Pennies from Heaven" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street". Jeremy will be joined by Beckie Menzie at the piano. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: JEFF COFFIN AND THE MU'TET AT YOSHI'S

Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet featuring Futureman will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, May 7th at 8:00 pm. Jeff Coffin, saxophonist from Dave Matthews Band, is also a composer, educator and 3 time Grammy-winner. He was also with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones for 14 years (1997-2010). The Mu'tet takes its name from the word 'mutation', clearly reflecting Jeff's idea that music must continue to change and mutate in order to grow. Coffin strives to expand himself, his band mates and listeners, with music flavored by his wide musical interests. Drawing from the deep wells of African, New Orleans, Indian, fund, jazz, folk, Gypsy, rock, fusion, Brazilian and other styles of music, Coffin sends shockwaves down people's spines with his fierce soloing and inspiring, memorable compositions. A passionate and curious musician, Coffin is known to use guitar effects on his sax, which he calls 'electro-sax' as well as sometimes playing two, count 'em, two, saxes at the same time! Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $22.


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LONDON: SIMON GREEN WITH DAVID SHRUBSOLE AT CRAZY COQS
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Simon Green makes his THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) debut with a brand-new show, 'This Then Is Life', on Tuesday through Saturday, May 6th through 10th at 8:00 pm. If you could sit down with your 21 year old self and share the surprises that life will bring ... what would you say? This Then Is Life explores the paths untrodden, mistakes repeated and ridiculous responses to an ever-changing world. Together with his long-time cabaret partner, virtuoso pianist, composer and arranger David Shrubsole, Green casts his uniquely British gaze over life's rude awakenings. As in their Drama Desk-nominated Travelling Light, the two concoct a theatrical marriage of word, music and truths that aim to transport you to a former, more innocent incarnation of yourself. With inimitable expertise, Simon and David bring their unique cabaret skills to some of the greatest musical writings of the 20th century. The duo's customary approach to their work is to begin with words and lyrics and in this show they draw on the works of an eclectic collection of artists, balancing the heartfelt sentiment of Noel Coward with the contemporary freshness of Elton John, the melodic vigour of Sondheim with the lyricism of Rudyard Kipling and uncovering an inspired piece that blends the words of Alexander Pushkin with the musical magic of Donald Swann. A little Lily Allen, Styles and Drewe, Duncan Sheik and, of course, David Shrubsole himself are also included. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: LONNIE GORDON AT THE PHEASANTRY

International and Top 5 UK recording artist Lonnie Gordon is performing for the first time Live in the UK with her band at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 6th & 7th at 8:30 pm. She will be performing her smash hits 'Happenin all over again', 'Love Eviction', 'Gonna Catch You', plus her own renditions of classics from Donny Hathaway, Tina Turner, Oleta Adams, Roberta Flack to name a few. Showcasing her versatility as a world class singer and performer in the style of Soul, Blues, Jazz, Retro & Pop. 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: SETH BISEN-HERSH'S 300TH SHOWCASE EXTRAVAGANZA

As of this May, Seth Bisen-Hersh will have produced, emceed and accompanied 300 showcases. To celebrate he is putting on the 300th Showcase Extravaganza at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) consisting of six concerts of his work with 84 showcase alumni. Show are scheduled for Tuesdays, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; Friday, May 9th; and Thursday, May 22nd, all shows at 7:00 pm. Each evening will contain 20 songs from his musicals and cabarets over the years. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KYLE MOTSINGER: FACES AT THE DUPLEX

How do you find the balance between who you are and who you want people to see? Kyle Motsinger, making his solo debut, searches for the answer in an evening of pop, rock, jazz, and musical theatre at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm. The show is directed by Colleen Harris with Musical Direction by Joshua Stephen Kartes. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MARILYN MAYE REMEMBERS THE CARSON YEARS

The multi-talented Marilyn Maye appeared on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show a record 76 times, more than any singer. Her newest show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presented on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, May 9th and 10th at 8:00 pm - plus an encore performance on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm will be both a musical salute and a compilation of many of the songs Marilyn performed on The Tonight Show. There is a $40-$65 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CORINNA SOWERS-ADLER IN "BY REQUEST - NEW YORK MOMENTS"

Corinna Sowers-Adler will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) in "By Request - New York Moments" on Tuesday, May 6th at 9:30 pm. In her 54 BELOW debut, Corinna continues the "By Request" series with a very special show including songs and the memories and special moments behind why that song has been inspirational or life changing, all containing the theme of New York City. Corinna takes your requests and stories and creates a unique and heart warming show. Corinna will be joined on stage by Musical Director, Markus Hauck with Colleen Clark on Drums and Christian Fabian on Bass. Corinna Sowers-Adler is the latest voice of the American Songbook and was nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the 2012 BroadwayWorld Awards. She has booked and performed her solo shows to rave reviews at The Metropolitan Room, Stage 72 at the Triad, the Duplex, Feinstein's at Loews Regency and is the host of the critically-acclaimed, MAC Award-nominated "Music at the Mansion" series. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


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

Comic Elayne Boosler will make two rare NYC Performances at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm in COMEDY WITH A CAUSE! Comedian Elayne Boosler, always at the forefront of standup comedy, is simply at the top of her game in her fortieth year of performing. Coming back to New York, where it all started for her and her incredible group of peers in the early '70s, she is the one true keeper of the hilarious stories of those days. All featured in her upcoming book, "Big Fun", they are the funniest of adventures, featuring Andy Kaufman, Richard Belzer, Freddie Prinze, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Larry David, Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, Rodney Dangerfield, and so many more. Her show is of course the best of up to the minute, smart, political, thoughtful and hilarious standup comedy, but she does sprinkle in some of the funniest stories never before told. Her career spans so much, from performing for President Clinton's White House Press Correspondent's Dinner, to the Queen of England's Command Performance at the London Palladium, to hosting the Democrats Debate for NOW on C-Span, to concerts, clubs, Las Vegas, theaters, and years of tv. Her life's work now is animal rescue. She founded her "Tails of Joy" (http://www.tailsofjoy.net ) in 2001, and now, every show she performs serves to rescue animals in the city in which she is appearing. All after show merchandise is sold 100% for the benefit of local rescue organizations. Come laugh, then meet some of your best local rescuers after the show, maybe even buy something wonderful, and save a life! For Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/602560

NYC: STEVE TYRELL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

NYC cabaret favorite Steve Tyrell will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, May 6th through 17th at 8:45 pm, with an added late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. (No show on Friday, May 9th). The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his almost 5 decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed in 36 years. Now Steve has become a fixture in New York and has played the Cafe Carlyle to record crowds for the last 7 years. As an artist, all 7 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard's Jazz charts, and his first album "A New Standard" was amongst the best selling jazz albums for over five years. There is a $65-$105-$155 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum on Tuesday through Thursday; $75-$115-$165 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum on Fridays & Saturdays.

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: SHEILA JORDAN AT BIRDLAND

American jazz singer and songwriter Sheila Jordan will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 6th & 7th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Jordan has recorded as a session musician with an array of critically acclaimed artists in addition to a solo career. Jordan pioneered a bebop and scat jazz singing style with an upright bass as the only accompaniment. Jordan's music has earned praise from many critics, particularly for her ability to improvise entire lyrics. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 6th through 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Band: Eddie Palmieri, piano; Anthony Carrillo, percussion; Luques Curtis, bass; Camilo Molina, percussion; Vicente "Little Johnny" Rivero, percussion. Special guests: Alfredo de la Fe, violin; Donald Harrison, sax; Joe Locke, vibes; Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax. Palmieri has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, Mr. Palmieri has been awarded Nine Grammy Awards. Born in Spanish Harlem in 1936, Eddie began piano studies at an early age, as did his celebrated older brother, the late Salsa legend and pianist, Charlie Palmieri. For Latin New Yorkers of Eddie's generation, music was a vehicle out of El Barrio. At age 11, he auditioned at Weil Recital Hall, which is next door to Carnegie Hall, a venue as far from the Bronx as he could imagine. Possessed by a desire to play the drums, Palmieri joined his uncle's orchestra at age 13, where he played timbales. Eddie Palmieri, a restless, yet instinctive artist, embraces the future of his music by unapologetically blazing a distinctive musical path to the delight of fans across the globe. A true powerhouse of brilliance, known for his astute arranging skills and historic compositions, Mr. Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences throughout the world with his legendary style. There is a $35-$45 cover.


NYC: THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC JAZZ ENSEMBLE

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Jazz Ensemble present "The Music of Garaj Mahal" featuring special guest Fareed Haque at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, May 6th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. They will appear with Scott Belck, director, featuring special guests Craig Bailey and Rick Van Matre, saxophones; Phil DeGreg, piano; and Fareed Haque, guitar. The Jazz Ensemble is Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music's premier big band. Performing a wide variety of styles, including traditional swing, bebop, post-bop, fusion, Latin, and avant-garde, the ensemble places special emphasis on great composers like Thad Jones, Bill Holman, and Bob Brookmeyer. Through its composer residency programs and regular concerts, the band has performed with artists like Maria Schneider, Slide Hampton, Eddie Daniels, Kenny Garrett, and Ahmad Jamal. For their sets at Dizzy's, the ensemble and special guest guitarist Fareed Haque will turn their attention to the music of Garaj Mahal. There is a $30 cover.


BOSTON: BABY BOY ROBINSON - CD RELEASE - THE MIC IS ON

Baby Boy Robinson will celebrate the release of his new CD 'The Mike is On" at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Tuesday, May 6th at 8:00 pm. Robinson gives his audiences an awesome and new take on an old style of great music. With a heavy soul voice, Baby Boy Robinson's smooth vocals deliver R&B at it's finest. Recently, he became a featured singer on the Classic Soul Tour at the Strand Theater in Boston, alongside legends such as BlueMagic, Ray Goodman & Brown and Heatwave. 'Baby Boy' is no gimmick. At birth his parents simply did not sign a name on the birth certificate and on it to date is the name, Baby Boy Robinson. He is founder of both Jesus Power Ministries and the No More Murder campaign. These are both service providers connecting to and providing for what is considered to be the gang population. The first of its kind that help catapult what was known as the Boston miracle - a period where crime and murder dipped at an all-time low. Some say Baby Boy•s relationships go from the crack house to the White House and beyond. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.


TORONTO: THE JAZZ DESCENDANTS: "RED" CD RELEASE

Juno-winner, bassist and composer, Brandi Disterheft has joined forces with long-time collaborator, pianist and composer, Joshua Goodman as The Jazz Descendants to create the album 'RED" which draws from a mix of traditional jazz sources. The CD will be release at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, May 6th at 8:00 pm. On the CD "Tranquility", the first part of a ballad-medley by Joshua, is a homage to Barry and Thelonious Monk. While Brandi's "Prayer to Release the Troops" is a powerful, stirring composition evocative of McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingus and Ron Carter. On the album RED, legendary drummer, Leroy Williams, who has toured and recorded with Grammy-winning pianist Barry Harris for decades, completes the trio and contributes a playful Latin Jazz composition, "Rosita". For the CD Release Party, however, Toronto-based drummer, Morgan Childs, two-time winner of Grand Prix du Jazz of the Montreal Jazz Festival, completes the trio. There is a $15 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: MARS 4-TET "CD RELEASE PARTY" AT BLUES ALLEY

The MARS 4-Tet will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, May 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. They are proud to be releasing their freshman CD The Blind Watchmaker on Summit Records on April 8, 2014. Comprised of musicians with years of clubs, festivals and feature concerts behind them, their collective resume reads like a who's who of east coast musicians and recordings. Together, this fierce foursome forms The MARS 4-Tet. Get ready for a generous serving of energy, humor and groove. The MARS 4-Tet is saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk, drummer Frank Russo, guitarist Donato Soviero & Bassist Max Murray. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: DONVONTE McCOY: BOHEMIAN CAVERNS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Donvonte McCoy has been appointed as Artist in Residence, and will appear Tuesdays in May at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800). Donvonte McCoy is one of today's finest Jazz trumpeter's. His band was named best Jazz Quintet of 2013 by the Washington DC City Paper. His debut CD was rated in the top five of 2011 by the prestigous Capitol Bop website. Donvonte spends most of his time leading his ensemble at DC's world renowned Eighteenth Street Lounge. It is at the lounge that Donvonte exposes many new ears to Jazz music. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND - WITH TONY LINDSAY

The Tommy Igoe Big Band celebrates Ray Charles Night on Tuesday, May 6th at 8:00 pm at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600). The show features singer Tony Lindsay. Drumming icon, Tommy Igoe and his band are putting a fresh, global spin on a proud American art form. This elite 15-piece unit is comprised of San Francisco's finest players, hand-picked from Tower of Power, Santana, The Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs and many more. Cherished music from Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and Count Basie share the stage with unforgettable songs from Spain, Cuba, Brazil and New Orleans. Blues, Funk, Brazilian, Latin and incredible special guests make every show a unique journey. Experience one of the world's finest drummers leading this breathtaking ensemble and be a part of San Francisco's new Tuesday Tradition! Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $22.


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LONDON: SIMON GREEN WITH DAVID SHRUBSOLE AT CRAZY COQS
LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET EVENT

Simon Green makes his THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) debut with a brand-new show, 'This Then Is Life', on Tuesday through Saturday, May 6th through 10th at 8:00 pm. If you could sit down with your 21 year old self and share the surprises that life will bring ... what would you say? This Then Is Life explores the paths untrodden, mistakes repeated and ridiculous responses to an ever-changing world. Together with his long-time cabaret partner, virtuoso pianist, composer and arranger David Shrubsole, Green casts his uniquely British gaze over life's rude awakenings. As in their Drama Desk-nominated Travelling Light, the two concoct a theatrical marriage of word, music and truths that aim to transport you to a former, more innocent incarnation of yourself. With inimitable expertise, Simon and David bring their unique cabaret skills to some of the greatest musical writings of the 20th century. The duo's customary approach to their work is to begin with words and lyrics and in this show they draw on the works of an eclectic collection of artists, balancing the heartfelt sentiment of Noel Coward with the contemporary freshness of Elton John, the melodic vigour of Sondheim with the lyricism of Rudyard Kipling and uncovering an inspired piece that blends the words of Alexander Pushkin with the musical magic of Donald Swann. A little Lily Allen, Styles and Drewe, Duncan Sheik and, of course, David Shrubsole himself are also included. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: LONNIE GORDON AT THE PHEASANTRY

International and Top 5 UK recording artist Lonnie Gordon is performing for the first time Live in the UK with her band at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 6th & 7th at 8:30 pm. She will be performing her smash hits 'Happenin all over again', 'Love Eviction', 'Gonna Catch You', plus her own renditions of classics from Donny Hathaway, Tina Turner, Oleta Adams, Roberta Flack to name a few. Showcasing her versatility as a world class singer and performer in the style of Soul, Blues, Jazz, Retro & Pop. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: CAROL SHEDLIN: CHILD OF THE '30S

Carol Shedlin celebrates her legacy as a Child of the '30s in her newest cabaret show at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on four Mondays at 7:00 pm: April 27th, and May 5th, 12th and 19th. She is joined by musical director Jon Delfin at the piano and Saadi Zain on bass. Carol is thrilled to present her sophisticated evening of songs from the 1930s, filled with the romance of that black-and-white, cut-on-the-bias, Art Deco world of "Let's Pretend". Carol sings a collection of often offbeat and quirky (but always beguiling) period tunes, and entertains with her recollections about special moments from her somewhat eccentric, early childhood. Celebrating more than twenty years of "impeccable musical taste," Carol continues her tradition of creating cabaret evenings featuring an intriguing song list, mixing old favorites with lesser-known rarities. Director: Aaron Morishita, There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: CAROL SHEDLIN: CHILD OF THE '30S

Carol Shedlin celebrates her legacy as a Child of the '30s in her newest cabaret show at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on four Mondays at 7:00 pm: April 27th, and May 5th, 12th and 19th. She is joined by musical director Jon Delfin at the piano and Saadi Zain on bass. Carol is thrilled to present her sophisticated evening of songs from the 1930s, filled with the romance of that black-and-white, cut-on-the-bias, Art Deco world of "Let's Pretend". Carol sings a collection of often offbeat and quirky (but always beguiling) period tunes, and entertains with her recollections about special moments from her somewhat eccentric, early childhood. Celebrating more than twenty years of "impeccable musical taste," Carol continues her tradition of creating cabaret evenings featuring an intriguing song list, mixing old favorites with lesser-known rarities. Director: Aaron Morishita, There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: DOROTHY BISHOP AND THE DOZEN DIVAS SHOW

Dorothy Bishop brings her 'Dozen Divas Show to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, May 5th at 9:30 pm. The show is directed by John Paolillo and written by Dorothy Bishop and James Jorden. A Yale trained soprano, Dorothy's incredible versatility and outrageous sense of humor landed her as a finalist on America's got Talent Season 4. She has headlined and emcee'd events all over the world including Soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, First Broadway National Tour of Master Class (Starring Faye Dunaway) Her own headline act (Viva la Diva) on the world's top luxury liners - Queen Mary 2, Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, and is presently touring with her own musical comedy The Dozen Divas Show. She has played the ultra fabulous and top chic clubs of NYC including Broadway's New Klub Kazino and 42nd Streets hottest new nightclub - XL. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: NEW YORK'S NEXT TOP DRAG QUEEN CONTEST

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

NYC: CON AMOUR: A CONCERT FIESTA AT THE BEECHMAN

Eddie Marrero and His Big Band Latin Jazz Orchestra celebrate Cinco de Mayo at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday, May 5th at 7:00 pm with Con Amor, A Concert Fiesta. Performing hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole such as All of Me, Besame Mucho, I've Got You Under My Skin, and My Way, among others; Eddie Marrero is bringing Latin Heat to some of the greatest hit love songs of the Rat Pack Era and beyond. The show features special Broadway Guest Stars Quinn M. Bass and Brandi Massey, and many of the music industry's top musicians that make up the Eddie Marrero Orchestra. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY CREDITS! MICAH McCAIN

Returning to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, May 5th at 7:00 pm, after his sold out NYC Cabaret debut show: "HEY GURL!", Beauty and the Beast 'Bonjour, Girl!' YouTube Sensation Micah McCain takes to the stage with his new show: 'Broadway Credits'. He chose this title because sometimes, when you're starting out in New York, the only way to get Broadway credits on your resume, is to ACTUALLY do a show called Broadway Credits. Then put THAT on your resume! The show is an evening of songs, stories, cocktails and Laura Benanti Side-Eyed exits...set to music! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MILLY & ABIGAIL SHAPIRO AT 54 BELOW

Tony/ Grammy Award Nominee Milly Shapiro (Matilda in Matilda the Musical) joins with triple threat sister Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who in How The Grinch Stole Christmas) for an unstoppable sister act in their premiere of "The Shapiro Sisters: Live Out Loud!" at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm. They are joined by special Broadway guests Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family), Lesli Margherita (Matilda) and Raymond Jaramillo McLeod (A Tale of Two Cities, Wonderful Town). There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE OF JONATHAN REID GEALT

Having performed to sold-out venues around the world, Jonathan Reid Gealt makes his 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) debut on Monday, May 5th at 9:30 pm. The night will be a uniquely special evening of favorites from his first two albums (Thirteen Stories Down and Here for You-Ballads for Broadway Impact) and will also include a number of world premieres from his third album and his musical, Dust and Shadow. Dust and Shadow, based on the novel penned by Lyndsay Faye, tells the story of the Jack the Ripper killings through the eyes of Dr. Watson, pinning the brilliant Sherlock Holmes against the infamous Jack the Ripper. Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County) and Marla Mindelle (Cinderella, Sister Act) will be joining Jonathan for the night. The Dust and Shadow portion of the evening will also include performances by Alexa Green, Amy Toporek, Sally Eidman, Julia Burrows, Michael Deleget, Mike Schwitter, Adam Armstrong, Kasey Marino, and Danny Marandola. With nine world premieres, an incredible six-piece band, as well as some of Broadway's brightest stars, the night will prove to be an evening not to be missed! There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ALLY BONINO MAKES SOLO DEBUT AT 54 BELOW

Ally Bonino makes her solo debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, May 5th at 11:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Series. Join Ally Bonino as she dives fearlessly into the music of her past. A Pace graduate, Ally has appeared in NYMF productions, Off-Broadway shows, and many readings, as well as several concerts on the 54 Below stage. There is a $10 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: JASON GRAAE'S "49" SHADES OF GRAAE"

Jason Graae's "49" Shade of Graae" will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, May 5th at 7:00 pm. Jason Graae's "49" Shade of Graae" is an evening with ex-Broadway juvenile turned Hollywood misfit. Jason Graae explores the many "shades" of his life and career ... from hilarity to tragedy all rolled into one madcap, yet heartfelt romp. Jason features old and new songs that explore his life of sex, drugs and musical comedy. This show is directed by Heather Lee with John Boswell as musical director. Jason Graae is currently featured in the York Theatre Company's production of Inventing Mary Martin, and has starred on Broadway in A Grand Night For Singing, Falsettos, Stardust, Snoopy, and Do Black Patent Leather Shows Really Reflect Up? His Off- Broadway shows include Forever Plaid, Olympus on My Mind, All in the Timing, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (Drama Desk Nomination-Best Actor in a Musical) and many more. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-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: NYU JAZZ ORCHESTRA AT THE BLUE NOTE

The NYU Jazz Orchestra, an 18-piece big band, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, May 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The NYU Jazz Orchestra is the premier performing jazz ensemble at New York University featuring talented jazz musicians from around the world. It is conducted by Rich Shemaria and features faculty guest soloists: Alan Ferber, trombone; Michael Rodriguez, trumpet; Billy Drewes, sax; Rich Perry, sax; and Dave Pietro, sax plus special guest Quincy Jones Artist, pianist/ composer Emily Bear. With NYU Jazz Studies located in the heart of Greenwich Village, New York City, the group performs regularly at legendary jazz clubs including the Blue Note, Birdland and Jazz at Lincoln Center. The group has recorded two CD's with legendary jazz producer Teo Macero, entitled Study In Contrast in 2007 and NYU Jazz Orchestra Plays the Music of Teo Macero in 2005. There is a $10-$15 cover.

NYC: TEMPLE UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND AT DIZZY'S

Led by respected trumpeter and Chair of Jazz Studies, Terell Stafford, the Temple University Jazz Band will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, May 5th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Band regularly participates in nationwide and international festivals and is a frequent award winner at the annual Villanova Jazz Festival. TUJB has worked with numerous jazz artists on stage, including Wynton Marsalis, The Vanguard Orchestra, Slide Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dr. Billy Taylor. For this concert, they will be joined by two masters: Jon Faddis, protege of Dizzy Gillespie, and Jimmy Heath of the legendary Heath Brothers. There is a $30 cover.


D.C.: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

WASHINGTON, DC: VOCAL WORKSHOP GRADUATION CONCERT

The Vocal Workshop Graduation Concert will be held at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - 00 & 7:00 pm. The Vocal Workshop is an eight-week program designed to guide students on their journey towards becoming the jazz vocalist you they to be. They offer high-quality instruction in the art of jazz singing, in a setting with other vocalists who share the same goals. Chris Grasso is a Washington, D.C.-based jazz pianist who specializes in working with vocalists. Chris has performed live with jazz greats Keter Betts and Buck Hill, and has also appeared with Ken Peplowski and the Chuck Redd Quartet. Paul Pieper is an award winning guitarist with over 20 years of experience as a full time jazz musician and teacher in the Washington DC area. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: VINCENZO PALERMO BAND & GUESTS
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Nearly 2 months after a fire ravaged "Fala Brasil" association, SoundsdoBrasil is hosting this fundraising event at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday, May 5th at 8:30 pm to help and assist the association. All the proceeds will go towards the aim of rebuilding and recreating the Brazilian vibes in Sicily and to re-make a Music Project in Italy. "Fala Brasil" is a Brazilian school of music created in 1988 by Vincenzo Palermo in Palermo, Sicily to promote Brazilian music. It is recognized through numerous participations in festivals and concerts all around Sicily and Europe. Call for cover/minimum information.

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