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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
MAY 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR MAY 12, 2014 THROUGH MAY 18, 2014


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - MAY 18th

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NYC: JUDE TREDER WOLFF WITH CRAZYTOWN: MY FIRST PSYCHOPATH

Jude Treder Wolff brings her show 'Crazytown: My First Psychopath' to STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Sunday, May 18th at 3:00 pm. CrAzYToWn: my first psychopath, is creative arts therapist Jude Treder-Wolff's comic take and true story - about a shocking encounter with a deceptive, dangerous person - the nicest guy you never want to meet. Its an insanely funny look at how working in psychiatry right about the time of savage funding cuts helps an over-eager therapist get over herself, when nothing else seemed to be working. 55% funnier than any other show with "psychopath" in the title according to research studies we just made up. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/
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NYC: DESTINATIONS & DETOURS WITH TERESA FISCHER
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER


Spotlight On Productions brings Teresa Fischer aka "Lady T" and her wonderfully upbeat and lively new musical hour 'Destinations & Detours' to Manhattan's SOPHIE'S ON BROADWAY (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-2323) on Sunday, May 18th at 6:00 pm and Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm. Traveling some interesting musical highways and byways, "Lady T" takes us on this journey with an earnest and humorous look at the human condition using an eclectic range of songs in a variety of styles. The evening includes songs by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Julie Gold, Nanci Griffith, Randy Newman, Shel Silverstein and others. Cabaret veteran Paul Chamlin is the musical director and one-man band for this fun evening that features special musical arrangements by Paul Chamlin and Andrew David Sotomayor. Frank Calo, Artistic Director of Spotlight On Productions, directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink (or food item) minimum.
$15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Tickets at http://ladyt.brownpapertickets.com

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" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on 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: JOANNE TATHAM REPRISES "SOUNDTRACK NEW YORK"

The L.A.-based jazz vocalist Joanne Tatham reprises her acclaimed Cafe Carlyle show "Soundtrack New York" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday May 18th at 9:30 pm and Sunday June 1st at 7:00 pm. The show is a fast-paced guided tour of songs from films shot on the streets of Manhattan. "Soundtrack New York" features a veritable skyline of songs from such films as "West Side Story," "Tootsie," "Rosemary's Baby," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" "Funny Girl," "Midnight Cowboy," and "New York, New York." Musical directors are Tedd Firth (May 13th & June 1st; Mike Renzi (May 17th); and Billy Stritch (May 18th). Also joining her on stage will be Steve Doyle on bass, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Peter Grant on drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

N.Y.STATE: LONG BEACH LIBRARY HOSTS LIVE PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. Sunday, May 18, 2:00 pm, "Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?" featuring Jeff Harnar with musical director David Gaines at the piano. This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library. Details at http://www.aip-arts.org/

PALM SPRINGS: SHELLEY FISHER COMES TO PALM DESERT

Singer-songwriter Shelley Fisher performs "The Down Home Diva", a one-woman cabaret style concert at a 2:00 pm matinee on Sunday, May 20th at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731). The show chronicles Ms. Fisher's Hollywood odyssey that begins in her hometown of Memphis in the heart of Mississippi Delta with a flamboyant but very Jewish mother. The hilarious musical rollercoaster ride, features original songs by Shelley Fisher, Harold Payne, and award-winning Ken Hirsch, and range from dating rednecks boys to dreams of being a Hollywood star - with some rock and roll, blues, and good BBQ along the way. The show is presented by Les Michaels as pari of the Sundays In Summer Series. Tickers are $11 cash available at the door.


CABARET - JAZZ SUNDAY BRUNCH EVENTS

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

NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

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

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

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


NYC: JUILLIARD JAZZ BRUNCH AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Juilliard Jazz Brunch at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Sunday, May 18th at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm will present "Our Voices," featuring original compositions by the Juilliard jazz artist diploma ensemble (Lukas Gabric, saxophone; Greg Duncan, guitar; Reuben Allen, piano; Paolo Benedettini, bass; Jordan Young, drums). The Juilliard music division, renowned the world over for the quality of its performance education and its many celebrated alumni musicians, dancers, and actors, offers bachelor and master of music degrees in jazz, as well as an Artist Diploma via the pre-professional Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies, a collaboration between Juilliard and Jazz at Lincoln Center. All together, Juilliard's program features a curriculum designed to maximize professional opportunities, onstage and academically, with equal opportunity for performance and tailored studio and coursework. The talented young musicians from across the country who are accepted by Juilliard Jazz are taught by some of today's most active, innovative, and respected jazz musicians. There is a $29 cover **Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**


TORONTO: SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH B2 AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

B2, a unique piano/vocal duo offering fresh and interesting takes on classic repertoire from the Great American Songbook will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, May 18th at 12:30 pm as part of the clubs Sunday Brunch series. Comprised of vocalist Bill MacLean, and pianist Brian Stevens, B2 has performed at jazz clubs, concerts, private parties and fundraisers. Their CD, B2 "Live" showcases their distinctive approach to timeless classics such as When You Wish Upon a Star, and That's Life. Bill MacLean has been a part of Toronto's folk/ acoustic music scene for many years, as a singer/ songwriter, guitarist, and bassist. His solo career saw the release of A Frame of Time, which features the self-penned song, Lay Me Down Easy, now part of the B2 repertoire. MacLean is also the bassist for the Ian White Band (Wonder Grows). The inheritance of his mother's collection of Frank Sinatra recordings opened his musical eyes and ears to an entirely new direction of vocal performance. An appearance with the Mississauga Swing Band at an open mic concert demonstrated that Bill is as comfortable fronting a swing band, as performing solo with his guitar. Performing with Brian Stevens has allowed MacLean to explore this vast American Songbook collection with a new perspective. Together they have created a polished and consistently elegant sound that has charmed audiences wherever they have performed. There is a $10 cover.


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: JUDE TREDER WOLFF WITH CRAZYTOWN: MY FIRST PSYCHOPATH

Jude Treder Wolff brings her show 'Crazytown: My First Psychopath' to STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Sunday, May 18th at 3:00 pm. CrAzYToWn: my first psychopath, is creative arts therapist Jude Treder-Wolff's comic take and true story - about a shocking encounter with a deceptive, dangerous person - the nicest guy you never want to meet. Its an insanely funny look at how working in psychiatry right about the time of savage funding cuts helps an over-eager therapist get over herself, when nothing else seemed to be working. 55% funnier than any other show with "psychopath" in the title according to research studies we just made up. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/
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NYC: DESTINATIONS & DETOURS WITH TERESA FISCHER
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER


Spotlight On Productions brings Teresa Fischer aka "Lady T" and her wonderfully upbeat and lively new musical hour 'Destinations & Detours' to Manhattan's SOPHIE'S ON BROADWAY (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-2323) on Sunday, May 18th at 6:00 pm and Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm. Traveling some interesting musical highways and byways, "Lady T" takes us on this journey with an earnest and humorous look at the human condition using an eclectic range of songs in a variety of styles. The evening includes songs by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Julie Gold, Nanci Griffith, Randy Newman, Shel Silverstein and others. Cabaret veteran Paul Chamlin is the musical director and one-man band for this fun evening that features special musical arrangements by Paul Chamlin and Andrew David Sotomayor. Frank Calo, Artistic Director of Spotlight On Productions, directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink (or food item) minimum.
$15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Tickets at http://ladyt.brownpapertickets.com

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" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on 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: JOANNE TATHAM REPRISES "SOUNDTRACK NEW YORK"

The L.A.-based jazz vocalist Joanne Tatham reprises her acclaimed Cafe Carlyle show "Soundtrack New York" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday May 18th at 9:30 pm and Sunday June 1st at 7:00 pm. The show is a fast-paced guided tour of songs from films shot on the streets of Manhattan. "Soundtrack New York" features a veritable skyline of songs from such films as "West Side Story," "Tootsie," "Rosemary's Baby," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" "Funny Girl," "Midnight Cowboy," and "New York, New York." Musical directors are Tedd Firth (May 13th & June 1st; Mike Renzi (May 17th); and Billy Stritch (May 18th). Also joining her on stage will be Steve Doyle on bass, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Peter Grant on drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JULIE BUDD CELEBRATES HER NEW CD AT THE MET

Julie Bodd will celebrate her new CD "They Wrote the Songs" (released in April) at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, May 18th at 4:00 pm. Budd is backed by a quartet led by her long-time music director Herb Bernstein on piano. The combo includes Lew Scott on bass, Sam Lazzarra on drums and Art Weiss on keyboards. In the show, Budd sheds her bright vocal light on newer songwriters of our generation, at least nothing written before the mid-'60s! "They Wrote The Songs" includes unreleased compositions by Ann Hampton Callaway, and Steve Dorff, as well as songs from a host of other climates like The Beatles, Anthony Newley and even Broadway's "The Wiz." There is a $35 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 18th at 7:00 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: AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL POP VOCALIST AND PIANIST ELENA NUZMAN AT THE DUPLEX

Elena Nuzman will play the piano and sing tunes from her albums "I Believe in You," and "My Piano and I" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, May 18th at 7:00 pm, In the second segment, she will perform hits from legendary performers like Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Barbara Streisand. This will be an iconic night produced by an internationally recognized pop vocalist. Elena is an extremely talented pop singer who has performed for years in Europe and the international community. In 2014, Elena will be performing on stage in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and throughout the United States. There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CABARET CARES/HELP IS ON THE WAY TODAY HONORS JULIE WILSON AND SIDNEY MYER

Cabaret Cares/Help Is On The Way Today will hold its annual fundraising gala (cocktails, auction, dinner, show) on Sunday, May 18th at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909), featuring a live show with many of New York's favorite performers. The evening will be hosted by actor/singer Tom Gamblin. Two Lifetime Achievement Awards will honor Mr. Sidney Myer, hilarious actor/singer and long time manager of the cabarets at Don't Tell Mama, and the beloved cabaret star, Ms. Julie Wilson. Arsenio Amadis will receive this year's Spirit Award. Mr. Amadis is 2013 Mr. Eagle Leather and Founder of Leather Cares. Scheduled to perform are Quinn M Bass, Frank Dain, Bob Diamond, Suzanne Dressler, Samara Ehrlich, Barbara Fasano & Eric Comstock, Eric Michael Gillett, Peggy Herman, Tanya Holt, Beau Howard, Robert Ima, Jillian Laurain, Valerie Lemon, Rosemary Loar, Sue Matsuki, Liz McKendry, Doreen Montalvo, Carolyn Montgomery-Forant, Jason Morris, Gretchen Reinhagen, Ricky Ritzel, Nesha Ward, Lennie Watts, and Susan Winter. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. Help Is On The Way Today assists children and youth living with HIV and AIDS. Tickets are $125, which includes cocktails, dinner, wine, an auction and a show and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": "BE-A-DEEJAY" FUNDRAISER
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 18th, 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 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: MARK JANAS' SALON: "GENDER BENDER"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas continues at ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sundays from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for Sunday evening May 18th is "Gender Bender." Co-Host will be Sharon Hunter. In the Salon Spotlight: Marnie Klar. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. NOTE: NO SALON May 25th through June 29th.


NYC: THE SOUND OF THEIR MUSIC: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN

"The Sound of Their Music: Rodgers & Hammerstein" will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. 54 Below salutes the two men who paved the way for modern musical theater with hit after hit, including The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Carousel, Oklahoma!, The King & I and Flower Drum Song, among others. Not only are tunes such as "Hello, Young Lovers," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "If I Loved You" and "Edelweiss" part of the lexicon of popular music, the indelible stamp they left on Broadway redefined the American musical. Each month, 54 BELOW will present four of Broadway's most intriguing voices singing their favorite R&H tunes, with musical direction by the extraordinary Andy Einhorn•(Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella). The performers on May 18th are Dee Hoty•(The Will Rogers Follies), Julia Murney (Wicked), T. Oliver Reid (After Midnight), and Michael Winther (Mamma Mia).•There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SUSIE MOSHER IN THE GREAT DAISY THEORY

The hilarious Susie Mosher (Hairspray, NEWSical) returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, May 18th at 9:30 pm to perform her critically acclaimed solo show! The Great Daisy Theory is a high energy musical memoir about Mosher growing up in suburban California, bouncing between divorced parents. Bearing witness to her mother's alcoholism and her father's immersion in the hippie movement, she finds her escape in musical theater, and dreams of life upon the Broadway stage. With music ranging from James Taylor to Coldplay, Camelot to Jesus Christ Superstar, Mosher tells her personal tale with rare candor, highlighted by her off-the-wall humor and heartfelt emotion. Directed by Matt Lenz (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, Pageant) with musical direction by John Boswell. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JIM CARUSO & BILLY STRITCH RETURN TO BEMELMANS BAR

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

NYC: THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY FEATURING VOCALIST GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

The Birdland Jazz Party featuring vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli will be presented on Sunday, May 18th at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). 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 began singing as a soloist with orchestras at the age of 15 and has since performed on stages from Amsterdam to New York including Carnegie Hall, the Hammerstein Ballroom, the Iridium Jazz Club, BB King Blues Club, Birdland Jazz Club, The Garage, Comix, the Fulton Theatre, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center where she opened for Esperanza Spalding and Cassandra Wilson. She has appeared as a soloist with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops, sang the role of Anita in West Side Story with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and performed the role of Jeannie in the European tour of HAIR. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum

NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA SUNDAYS

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill brings his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sundays at 9:00 & 11:00pm. Called the leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz", O'Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN SCOFIELD ORGANIC TRIO WITH LARRY GOLDINGS & GREG HUTCHINSON

The John Scofield Trio with Larry Goldings & Greg Hutchinson will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 ) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. John Scofield's guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70's and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader, many already classics. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: RENE MARIE'S I WANNA BE EVIL, WITH LOVE TO EARTHA KITT

Singer, actress, and writer Rene Marie pays a fiery, sensual, and clever tribute to the inimitable Eartha Kitt with her show 'I Wanna Be Evil' which will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She will be backed by Kevin Bales, piano; Elias Bailey, bass; Quentin Baxter, drums; Robert Stringer, trombone; Adrian Cunningham (except 5/18, 9:30pm) and Lucas Pino (5/18, 9:30pm only), reeds; Etienne Charles, trumpet. Be prepared to be blown away by Marie's incredible range of vocal abilities and powerful emotional resonance, as she performs tracks from the new album. There is a $35-$45 cover.

N.Y.STATE: LONG BEACH LIBRARY HOSTS LIVE PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. Sunday, May 18, 2:00 pm, "Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?" featuring Jeff Harnar with musical director David Gaines at the piano. This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library. Details at http://www.aip-arts.org/

NEW ENGLAND: PHIL KASSEL AT AMAZING THINGS

Singer Phil Kassel brings his newest show to AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787) on Sunday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. He is joined by Bill Duffy on Piano and Steve Rose on percussion. The show reflects Phil's interest of all kinds of music. He will feature songs from jazz, folk, pop and rock traditions, by Jobim, Mitchell, Wonder, Springsteen and others. A serious student of voice and performance, as well as the author of numerous previous shows, he's appeared at such venues as Jimmy Tingle's, Ryle's, the Amazing Things and Cambridge Multi-Cultural Arts Centers. There is a $10 cover.


TORONTO: SUNDAY NIGHT CABARET: LE TRIO PARISIEN + 1

'Le Trio Parisien' + 1 featuring Juliet Dumm will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. 'Le Trio Parisien' is comprised of musicians who share a love for French music. Juliet Dunn lived in Paris, France for 13 years (1987 - 2000) so she has a deep connection with the French culture and calls Paris her 2nd home. This connection comes through as she vocalizes to the French classics. She first formed this band (Peter Shea/Robi Botos - piano, Duncan Hopkins - bass, Gerry Dulligal - accordion/saxophone, Robi Botos/Peter Shea - drums) in 2009 and they have just recently finished their first album recording: 'C'est Si Bon'. There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: CABARET IN THE JAZZ CELLAR: GILLIAN MARGOT

Gillian Margot will perform in the 3rd floor "Jazz Celler" Lounge of THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. Gillianis becoming internationally known for her exquisite voice and stunning presence. With an exceptional understanding of her instrument, her authentic sound and refreshing approach to music are causing audiences everywhere to stand up and take notice. A multi-award and grant winner, Margot has studied and worked with some of the finest talents in both jazz and classical musics. For this series, she will be joined by the incomparably gifted guitarist, Kevin Barrett. There is a $10 cover.


WASHINGTON DC: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT BLUES ALLEY

Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, May 16th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Sandovol is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Los Angeles home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER FEATURING THE INTRUDERS AND SHAWN ALLEN WARE

The Intruders and Shawn Allen Warewill perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, May 18th at 7:30 pm. The Intruders were an American soul music group most popular in the 1960s and 1970s. One of the first groups to have hit songs under the direction of writer-producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, they had a major influence on the development of Philadelphia soul.The Intruders today are Robert V Frye, Curtis Warren, Dean Cavanagh, and John Bo Sharp. They perform all of their hits and a few added surprises. Shawn Allen Ware is former lead vocalist/member of the National recording artist, Interscope and University Records group, Pure Soul who brought you the number twelve song on the billboard charts, "We Must Be In Love". Pure Soul was also nominated for the "Lady of Soul" Soul Train Award. Shawn has shared the stage with the likes of Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson, Escape, Monifah, Queen Lattifah, 702, Aahliyah, Salt-N-Pepa, and Brownstone just to name a few. She has brought the infamously critical audience of the legendary Apollo Theatre to their feet. Her alluring yet illuminating vocal styles range from the likes of Angela Bofill, Phyllis Hyman, Whitney Houston, Debra Cox, Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle. There is a $30 cover.


PALM SPRINGS: SHELLEY FISHER COMES TO PALM DESERT

Singer-songwriter Shelley Fisher performs "The Down Home Diva", a one-woman cabaret style concert at a 2:00 pm matinee on Sunday, May 20th at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731). The show chronicles Ms. Fisher's Hollywood odyssey that begins in her hometown of Memphis in the heart of Mississippi Delta with a flamboyant but very Jewish mother. The hilarious musical rollercoaster ride, features original songs by Shelley Fisher, Harold Payne, and award-winning Ken Hirsch, and range from dating rednecks boys to dreams of being a Hollywood star - with some rock and roll, blues, and good BBQ along the way. The show is presented by Les Michaels as pari of the Sundays In Summer Series. Tickers are $11 cash available at the door.

SAN FRANCISCO: KAREN MASON AT THE VENETIAN ROOM

10-time MAC Award winner, Star of Broadway's Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard, Hairspray and more, Broadway/ cabaret star Karen Mason will perform at THE FAIRMONT VENETIAN ROOM (950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - TKTS: 415-392-4400 & www.bayareacabaret.org/ ) on Sunday, May 18th at 5:00 pm as part of the 10th ANNIVERSARY SEASON FINALE! of 'Bay Area Cabaret'. Karen has played Norma Desmond, she's been Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray, she's originated the Queen of Hearts for Frank Wildhorn and originated Tanya in Mamma Mia all on Broadway and in Los Angeles. Her cabaret show, "Secrets of the Ancient Divas", pays homage to some of Karen's personal idols, performing the songs of such iconic singers as Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand, and more. Bay Area Cabaret (BAC) is a not-for profit organization founded by Marilyn Levinson, a fifth generation San Francisco native. Through its concert series and wide-ranging outreach activities, BAC aims to expand the definition of cabaret and broaden the audience for intimate entertainment, featuring Great American Songbook offerings from George and Ira Gershwin and Stephen Sondheim to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joni Mitchell. Tickets are $48, with no food or drink minimum required.


SAN FRANCISCO: GEORGE LACSON PROJECT AT YOSHI'S

The George Lacson Project presented in association with the San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, May 18th ay 7:00 pm. The George Lacson Project is a collective of talented artists and musicians based in the San Francisco Bay Area, organized and led by bass player George Lacson. Their sound melds traditional Jazz, Funk, R&B with the innovative and modern influences of today's contemporary music. Throughout Lacson's career, he has performed with world- renowned artists such as John Lee Hooker Jr. and shared the stage with householdnames like Lenny Kravitz and Z.Z. Top. He has also achieved recording credits on a Grammy nominated album. The George Lacson Project entices listeners' ears with owerful, inspired music that's built around a backbone of strong musicianship. Originally from St. Louis, the talented bassist Lacson is a recognized master of his craft. The George Lacson Project's music has been described as "funky", with ever-changing innovative rhythms, well constructed songwriting/ arrangements and world-class musicianship. Other members of the collective include Alcian Lindo whose sweet and sensitive vocals round out the band's powerful instrumentals. The group has gained a significant following in the San Francisco Bay Area, largely based on their captivating live performances. George Lacson is officially releasing his latest EP on May 18th: 'Monsters'. The title signifies all the talent that has joined George on his latest creation including members from Graham Central Station,The John Lee Hooker Jr. Band, organist Wil Blades, and other monsters from the San Francisco Bay Area. One notable track sets a darker, yet powerful tone, to the hit song "Get Lucky" from Daft Punk. Listen to George as he tells his story through the sounds of "Monsters". Dinner/Show: $53 Show only: $18.

SAN FRANCISCO: JAZZ AND CABARET VOCALIST VERONICA KLAUS

San Francisco-based jazz and cabaret vocalist Veronica Klaus will bring her new show, Lee a la V - A Peggy Lee Songbook, to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for one performance only on Sunday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. Featuring a collection of personal favorites written, co-written or recorded by the one-and-only Peggy Lee, Veronica will be joined by her pianist and musical director Tammy L. Hall along with her quartet. This performance serves as the official CD release for her new album of the same name. There is a $30-$45 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


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LONDON: MISS HOPE SPRINGS SWINGS AT SERGIO'S ON SUNDAYS

Continuing the success of her 2 year long sold outrave-review Sunday residency at The Crazy Coqs, Piccadilly, ex-Vegas showgirl turned nightclub chanteuse Miss Hope Springs has gone all 'La Dolce Vita' and is moving her acclaimed show, lock, stock and sequinned barrel for a limited season starting on Sunday, May 18th at 8:00 pm to DOWNSTAIRS AT SERGIOS (84 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 7QY - 0207 436 7301), the fabulous family run Italian restaurant and cabaret room on Great Titchfield Street. Sergio's has always been something of a glamorous nightspot. It was The Paint Box (a restaurant bedecked with scantily clad life models where you could explorethe pleasures of expressing yourself in paint while you ate) and at one time an underground drag bar. The award winning entertainer sings her glittering repertoire of all original cabaret, jazz, pop and musical theatre songs at the piano with her top notch comboon percussion and double bass. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: KIT AND McCONNEL AT CRAZY COQS

Kit and McConnel return to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), London's top cabaret spot on Sunday, May 18th at 7:30 pm with OVER THE YARDARM, featuring their unique blend of wit and sophistication. Presenting freshly-baked songs and the heady aroma of topical irreverence, Sunday nights (and Monday mornings) will never feel quite the same again! Never afraid to push the jokes, Kit and McConnel poke fun at everyday events and modern cultural happenings, whilst also including some serious numbers in their act. No two shows for Kit and McConnel are ever the same. After a wealth of experience these two men certainly know how to make an audience crease up with laughter and are a truly enjoyable pair to watch. Kit and James are old friends and collaborators. In 2011 they teamed up to become Kit and McConnel and went on to sell out shows all over the UK. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: RUTH CARLIN AT LAURIE BEECHMAN: A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW

Singer/songwriter Ruth Carlin returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, May 17th at 7:30 pm and Thursday, June 12th at 7:00 pm. Her show, "A Light in the Window - Songs of Judy Collins." is an illuminating exploration of the eclectic repertoire of iconic folkie turned cabaret favorite, Judy Collins. The show will be directed by Scott Barnes, with accompaniment by Carlin's Musical Director, Paul Greenwood, on Piano, Dick Sarpola on bass and John Redsecker on drums. Ms. Carlin, a participant in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop as a lyricist, is a relative newcomer to cabaret who has been critically lauded for her previous shows at the Laurie Beechman (Moon Song) and appearances the Duplex and Danny's Skylight Room. The show includes music from Collins' magnificent 50-year career spanning the decades of the free-loving and turbulent '60s through her embracing of the Great American Songbook and musical theater to become a contemporary favorite at Cafe Carlyle, the creme de la creme of New York society cabaret. Songs by Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim, Randy Newman, Kurt Weill and others, as well as rarely performed original compositions by Collins herself - including "Secret Gardens" and "Since You've Asked" - will reveal multiple facets of this musical legend. Call for cover/minimum information.
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NYC: JOANNE TATHAM REPRISES "SOUNDTRACK NEW YORK"

The L.A.-based jazz vocalist Joanne Tatham reprises her acclaimed Cafe Carlyle show "Soundtrack New York" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday May 13th at 7:00 pm; Saturday May 17th at 4:00 pm; Sunday May 18th at 9:30 pm and Sunday June 1st at 7:00 pm. The show is a fast-paced guided tour of songs from films shot on the streets of Manhattan. "Soundtrack New York" features a veritable skyline of songs from such films as "West Side Story," "Tootsie," "Rosemary's Baby," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" "Funny Girl," "Midnight Cowboy," and "New York, New York." Musical directors are Tedd Firth (May 13th & June 1st; Mike Renzi (May 17th); and Billy Stritch (May 18th). Also joining her on stage will be Steve Doyle on bass, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Peter Grant on drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

N.Y.STATE: LONG BEACH LIBRARY HOSTS LIVE PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. On Saturday, May 17th at 2:00 pm, "Cabaret Conversations: Inside the American Songbook " Established artists demonstrate and comment on the cabaret genre as they honor the songs and the songwriters. Susan James will facilitate the discussion while artists Bobby Belfry, 2014 MAC Award winner; David Gaines pianist /musical director; Penny Fuller, actress /singer /Broadway and film star; Barry Kleinbort, composer /director; and Miles Phillips, actor /singer /director perform original songs and classics of the genre. Also, on Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 pm, "Friends In Deed" featuring Penny Fuller with musical director David Gaines at the piano. This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library. Details at http://www.aip-arts.org/


WESTPORT CT: THE GALS WHO MAKE ME WANT TO SING!

Award winning Sue Matsuki will bring her acclaimed show 'The Gals Who Make Me Want To Sing!' to the MCMANUS ROOM - WESTPORT LIBRARY (20 Jesup Road - Westport, CT ) on Sunday, May 18th at 2:00 pm. Jazz, Standards, Musical Theater, Country, Blues and the Great American Songbook will all be featured in this show honoring the women who made the songs famous. Gals like: Peggy, Ella, Billie, Dakota, Gloria, Reba, Barbra, Eydie and MORE! With Musical Director/ Special Guest: Janice "The Pianist" Friedman and a special appearance by Joan Crowe! No cover.

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NYC: RUTH CARLIN AT LAURIE BEECHMAN: A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW

Singer/songwriter Ruth Carlin returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, May 17th at 7:30 pm and Thursday, June 12th at 7:00 pm. Her show, "A Light in the Window - Songs of Judy Collins." is an illuminating exploration of the eclectic repertoire of iconic folkie turned cabaret favorite, Judy Collins. The show will be directed by Scott Barnes, with accompaniment by Carlin's Musical Director, Paul Greenwood, on Piano, Dick Sarpola on bass and John Redsecker on drums. Ms. Carlin, a participant in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop as a lyricist, is a relative newcomer to cabaret who has been critically lauded for her previous shows at the Laurie Beechman (Moon Song) and appearances the Duplex and Danny's Skylight Room. The show includes music from Collins' magnificent 50-year career spanning the decades of the free-loving and turbulent '60s through her embracing of the Great American Songbook and musical theater to become a contemporary favorite at Cafe Carlyle, the creme de la creme of New York society cabaret. Songs by Joni Mitchell, Stephen Sondheim, Randy Newman, Kurt Weill and others, as well as rarely performed original compositions by Collins herself - including "Secret Gardens" and "Since You've Asked" - will reveal multiple facets of this musical legend. Call for cover/minimum information.
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NYC: JOANNE TATHAM REPRISES "SOUNDTRACK NEW YORK"

The L.A.-based jazz vocalist Joanne Tatham reprises her acclaimed Cafe Carlyle show "Soundtrack New York" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday May 17th at 4:00 pm; Sunday May 18th at 9:30 pm and Sunday June 1st at 7:00 pm. The show is a fast-paced guided tour of songs from films shot on the streets of Manhattan. "Soundtrack New York" features a veritable skyline of songs from such films as "West Side Story," "Tootsie," "Rosemary's Baby," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" "Funny Girl," "Midnight Cowboy," and "New York, New York." Musical directors are Tedd Firth (May 13th & June 1st; Mike Renzi (May 17th); and Billy Stritch (May 18th). Also joining her on stage will be Steve Doyle on bass, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Peter Grant on drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARC MCBARRON KESSLER'S NEW REVOLUTION AT THE DUPLEX

Marc McBarron Kessler's New Revolution will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, May 17th at 4:00 pm. Mr. Kessler and vocalist J. Michael Reeds will perform this show of all original songs written by Marc McBarron Kessler. All of these brand new songs were written on or after the last weekend of April. This brilliant cycle of new songs is fresh and exciting. This is earnest and current cabaret in the Piaf - Brel sense of the word, a musical manifesto of what it means to be human and creative in a metropolis that venerates consumerism and conformity. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JANE STROLL: TOO OLD TO DIE TRAGICALL

Jane Stroll brings her show 'Too Old to Die Tragically Young' to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, May 17th at 7:00 pm. This is a one woman autobiographical show - reflections on a life well lived - covering topics of authors life including aging, drugs, trip to Africa, men and sex and more. Special Guest is Flash Rosenberg. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: OWTF: THE SHOW

Share a night of intimacy, audacious thrills, veracious introspection and unbridled passion, at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, May 17th at 9:30 pm as burgeoning New York City writer, actor & dancer, Fayzon comes full circle in his artistry at his cabaret debut, featuring original arrangements of the Pop, R&B, Gospel & Hip-Hop anthems that have colored the "pretty mess" of his journey so far. Discover how the churchboy from nowhere & everywhere learned how to say OWTF. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CLARICE TURNBULL - THE COMPLETE SONG STYLIST

Clarice Turnbull transforms jazz standards, bossa nova and reggae in a medley of her own styling in her show The Complete Song Stylist at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Saturday, September 17th at 9:00 pm. She is joined on stage by a band very talented musicians she's worked with for years: Fred Wells (drums), Christopher Hall (bass) and Michael Carpenter (saxophone). The most recent arrival is pianist Naoko Ono, whose collaboration started 4 months ago. Clarice's guest artist for the evening is Fanzy Monguehy, from the Ivory Coast, who teaches in and around the New York schools. Because this is a surprise treat, not much more can be revealed, except to say that his artistry, in combination with jazz, is not to be missed! It will leave you wanting more and more. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: JULIE BUDD CELEBRATES HER NEW CD AT THE MET

Julie Bodd will celebrate her new CD "They Wrote the Songs" (released in April) at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 15th at 7:00 pm, with additional performances on Friday & Saturday, the 16th & 17th at 7:00 pm and Sunday the 18th at 4:00 pm. Budd is backed by a quartet led by her long-time music director Herb Bernstein on piano. The combo includes Lew Scott on bass, Sam Lazzarra on drums and Art Weiss on keyboards. In the show, Budd sheds her bright vocal light on newer songwriters of our generation, at least nothing written before the mid-'60s! "They Wrote The Songs" includes unreleased compositions by Ann Hampton Callaway, and Steve Dorff, as well as songs from a host of other climates like The Beatles, Anthony Newley and even Broadway's "The Wiz." There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: NEW 50 SHADES PARODY AT SOPHIE'S BROADWAY

A new unauthorized musical parody of the international best-selling book "50 Shades of Grey" will be presented at SOPHIE'S NEW YORK (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-2323), beginning with a preview performance on Monday May 12th at 7:00 pm. The show is written, directed and choreographed by Tricia Brouk, with original songs by Andrew David Sotomayor, "50 Shades of F****d Up" bursts on the scene from out of nowhere and will be the only unauthorized musical parody north of Times Square. The show officially opens on Monday May 19th at 7:00 pm with performances scheduled for Saturdays at 7:00 & 10:00 pm and Mondays at 7:00 pm through through Monday, June 7th. The cast of four includes Jenna Dallacco as Anastasia, Ben McHugh as Grey, and- in multiple roles - Krista DeMille and Cedric Leiba, Jr. as everyone's Inner Goddess. A veteran burlesque director and choreographer Brouk has directed and choreographed "Broadway Varietease," "Erotic Broadway: Vintage Variety," and "Tokio Confidential" at Atlantic Stage 2. In addition to "The Zombies: A Musical" her choreography credits run the gamut from television to film. Sotomayor, who leads a band of two, is also responsible for the arrangements. His music directing credits include "Cutman: a boxing musical," "Frankie and Debbie: Live at the Martini Lounge," and "Erotic Broadway: Vintage Variety." His composed the scores for "Bent" and the short films "Cuba 1961: A Love Story" and "Timeless." For tickets, which are $39.69 call 866/811-4111 or visit http://www.50shadesfdup.com There is a 2-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: KATE BALDWIN AT 54 BELOW

Broadway's Kate Baldwin will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday through Saturday, May 15th at 7:00 pm and May 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. Acclaimed for her work in the recent Broadway musical Big Fish, the groundbreaking off-Broadway musical Giant, and break out performance in the 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow, Kate Baldwin offers her first solo concert program in NYC in three years. Come hear the lessons Kate has learned in her journey from college student to budding professional to one of Broadway's honored leading ladies. She will share beloved musical theater songs and stories in her newest evening, Sing Pretty, Don't Fall Down. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DEPLOYED: A NEW MUSICAL IN CONCERT AT 54 BELOW

An evening of songs from the new musical Deployed by BMI Workshop composer/lyricist and former army spouse Natalie Lovejoy will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, May 17th at 11:00 pm. It features a cast of musical theater performers and real veterans. Proceeds from the performance will be donated to The Soldiers Project, a non-profit organization that offers free and confidential counseling to veterans and their families. Deployed follows a young U.S. Army infantry private and his unit's year-long deployment in Iraq and the subsequent battles they face after returning home. Featuring: Ryan Duncan (Shrek), Bradley Gibson (Rocky), Rachel Flynn (Heathers), Brad Nacht (Billy Elliot), Dustin Sullivan (Heathers), Matthew Thomas Burda (Air Force veteran), Michael Castelblanco (Marine Corps veteran), Lawrence James (Army veteran), Sandra Lee (Army veteran), Joe Loper (Air Force veteran), Neath Williams (Navy veteran), Livie Casto, Nick Ritacco, Ben Maters, and Mary Eileen Lamb. There is a $25-$35 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: JAY LEONHART DUO AT BIRDLAND

The Jay Leonhart Duo will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on SaturdayMay 17thl at 6:00 pm. Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. When Jay was fourteen he started playing the bass in The Pier Five Dixieland Jazz Band in Baltimore and never looked back. After studying at The Peabody Institute, Jay attended The Berklee School of Music and The Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto, before leaving school to start touring with the traveling big bands of the late 50's and early 60's. Upon moving to New York, Jay eventually began playing for many of the great jazz musicians, big bands, and singers who were to be found in New York - artists like Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Tony Bennett, Marian McPartland, and Jim Hall. Jay became a very busy studio musician in New York City, visiting every musical genre from James Taylor to Ozzy Osbourne and Queen Latifah. Between 1975 and 1995 he was named The Most Valuable Bassist in the recording industry three times by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. Jay has now recorded 15 solo albums. His first one-man show "The Bass Lesson" is being received warmly by critics and audiences. Jay's next show "Nukular Tulips" is in the works. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JOEY DEFRANCESCO ORGAN QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet with Special Guest George Coleman will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 13th through 17th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. His father "Papa" John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. At 10 years of age he began to play in a Band in Philadelphia, which featured legendary players Hank Mobley on Tenor Saxophone, and "Philly" Joe Jones on the Drums. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record "All Of Me" at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. Also in his 17th year he was called on by the great Miles Davis to join his band, and toured all over Europe. It was at that time that Joey, inspired by Miles's sound, picked up the trumpet & started playing. To this day, Joey continues to play the trumpet, very similar to the style of Miles. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and other all-star projects. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN SCOFIELD ORGANIC TRIO WITH LARRY GOLDINGS & GREG HUTCHINSON

The John Scofield Trio with Larry Goldings & Greg Hutchinson will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 ) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. John Scofield's guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70's and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader, many already classics. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: RENE MARIE'S I WANNA BE EVIL, WITH LOVE TO EARTHA KITT

Singer, actress, and writer Rene Marie pays a fiery, sensual, and clever tribute to the inimitable Eartha Kitt with her show 'I Wanna Be Evil' which will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She will be backed by Kevin Bales, piano; Elias Bailey, bass; Quentin Baxter, drums; Robert Stringer, trombone; Adrian Cunningham (except 5/18, 9:30pm) and Lucas Pino (5/18, 9:30pm only), reeds; Etienne Charles, trumpet. Be prepared to be blown away by Marie's incredible range of vocal abilities and powerful emotional resonance, as she performs tracks from the new album. There is a $35-$45 cover.

N.Y.STATE: LONG BEACH LIBRARY HOSTS LIVE PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. On Saturday, May 17th at 2:00 pm, "Cabaret Conversations: Inside the American Songbook " Established artists demonstrate and comment on the cabaret genre as they honor the songs and the songwriters. Susan James will facilitate the discussion while artists Bobby Belfry, 2014 MAC Award winner; David Gaines pianist /musical director; Penny Fuller, actress /singer /Broadway and film star; Barry Kleinbort, composer /director; and Miles Phillips, actor /singer /director perform original songs and classics of the genre. Also, on Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 pm, "Friends In Deed" featuring Penny Fuller with musical director David Gaines at the piano. This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library. Details at http://www.aip-arts.org/

WESTPOST CT: THE GALS WHO MAKE ME WANT TO SING!

Award winning Sue Matsuki will bring her acclaimed show 'The Gals Who Make Me Want To Sing!' to the MCMANUS ROOM - WESTPORT LIBRARY (20 Jesup Road - Westport, CT ) on Sunday, May 18th at 2:00 pm. Jazz, Standards, Musical Theater, Country, Blues and the Great American Songbook will all be featured in this show honoring the women who made the songs famous. Gals like: Peggy, Ella, Billie, Dakota, Gloria, Reba, Barbra, Eydie and MORE! With Musical Director/ Special Guest: Janice "The Pianist" Friedman and a special appearance by Joan Crowe! No cover.

BOSTON: ANDRE WARD AT SCULLERS

Smooth Jazz's top saxophonist Andre Ward will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Saturday, May 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ward is changing the atmosphere by fusing the elements of traditional Jazz, R 'n' B, Funk, Hip-Hop and Pop into an explosive sound that is incomparable. A master of the soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, flute and EWI (electronic wind instrument), the multi-dimensional musician is reinventing the genre with the release of his new album, CAUTION. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.

TORONTO: THE P.J. PERRY QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The P.J. Perry Quartet (PJ Perry - saxophone, Dave Restivo - piano, Neil Swainson - bass, Terry Clarke - drums) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 15th through Saturday at 9:00 pm. PJ Perry has shared the stage with countless jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel LeGrand, Pepper Adams, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrell, Rob McConnell, Slide Hampton, Herb Spanier, Bobby Shew, Fraser McPherson, Tommy Banks, Joe LaBarbera, Clarence "Big" Miller, Red Rodney and many more talented artists, to numerous to list here. Winner of a 1993 Juno Award for Best Jazz Recording for his album "My Ideal", P.J. has received Jazz Report magazine's Critic's Choice Award for Best Alto Sax for, a record, of seven years from 1993 to 1999. In autumn of 1999 Justin Time Records released a Juno nominated recording of P.J. and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. P.J. Perry has become recognized by critics, colleagues and listeners as being one of North America's premier saxophonists. In 2007 P.J. was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta. Recently, he was a featured soloist on the hit 2010 Broadway production of Come Fly Away, highlighting the songs link to Canadian Encyclopedia of Frank Sinatra and the choreography of Twyla Tharpe. There is a $15-$20 cover.


WASHINGTON DC: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT BLUES ALLEY

Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, May 16th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Sandovol is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Los Angeles home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: KRIS BOWERS HEROES & MISFITS CD RELEASE

Pianist and composer Kris Bowers will celebrate the release of his new CD 'Heroes & Misfits' on Fridat & Saturday, May 16th & 17th at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800). Bowers makes genre-bending jazz that touches upon contemporary R&B, electronica, and forward-thinking modal improvisation. He won first place in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. That same year, he showcased his versatility by appearing on Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative album, Watch the Throne. In 2014, Bowers released his experimental jazz, R&B, and electronic-influenced debut album Heroes & Misfits on Concord. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: JANIVA MAGNESS - BENEFIT FOR CHILD WELFARE LEAGUE OF AMERICA
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT


Foster care alumni and international blues artist Janiva Magness will host a benefit for CWLA (Child Welfare League of America), the nation's pre-eminent child welfare organization, and the Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA), for whom Ms. Magness is an Ambassador, at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday, May 17th at 7:00 pm. The Alligator recording artist will preview several new songs, due out in June. Among them: All I Want, a song she and her Grammy-nominated producer, Dave Darling, wrote for CWLA. The refrain is both personal and poignant. Ms. Magness is an internationally recognized premier contemporary blues and soul artist of the highest order. Her recordings continuously reach the top ten radio and sales charts around the world, as well as garnering her top artist honors from the US to the UK and Norway as the front-runner in her genre. Theater seating includes a drink and entry at 8:00 pm; dinner and entry at 7:00 pm. Show only: $45 - Dinner/Show: $125.


CHICAGO: LET'S DUET AT DAVENPORT'S

John Eskola, Joanie Winter and Patricia Rusk bring their show ;Let's Duet' to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturday's May 17th, 25th & 31st at 8:00 pm. The eclectic program ranges from the American Songbook ... to Pop ... to Doo Wop ... to Broadway and more. It all adds up to a rollicking romp of good music, good harmonies and lots of good fun. Patricia Rusk is Musical Director with staging by Ronna Kaye. Call for cover/minimum information.


PALM SPRINGS: STEVE KAZEE AT THE COPA

Actor/ singer Steve Kazee will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 pm. Kazee is the winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album, for his role in Once as Guy. Other Broadway credits include Monty Python's Spamalot as Sir Lancelot, Starbuck opposite Audra McDonald in the Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, Edward Albee's Seascape. Regional: The Subject Was Roses (Kennedy Center, Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Actor alongside Bill Pullman and Judith Ivey). Off-Broadway, he's appeared in As You Like It (NYSF), and he's appeared on TV & Film in "Working Class" opposite Melissa Peterman, "100 Questions" (NBC), "CSI" (CBS), "NCIS" (CBS), "Numb3rs" (CBS), "Medium" (NBC), "Conviction" (NBC). Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: SPENCER DAY RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S

Singer/ songwriter/ pianist Spencer Day returns to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for three performances only, Thursday through Saturday, May 15th through 17th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Saturday). Day will perform tracks off his two critically acclaimed albums - The Mystery of You and Vagabond - as well as tracks off his as-yet-untitled upcoming album due out later in May 2014. Day has been a perennial favorite in the San Francisco Bay Area since exploding on to the music scene as a performer at the 2007 San Francisco Jazz Festival. Since then, he has performed at some of the nation's most prominent venues, including Joe's Pub and Town Hall in New York City and Yoshi's and the Great American Musical Hall in San Francisco. Day has headlined at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, and the Dakota in Minneapolis. Recently, he opened for Rufus Wainwright at the Napa Valley Opera House and appeared at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, by the invitation of Jazz legend Marian McPartland in celebration of her 90th birthday. Day's creativity also includes composing musical theater. In 2005, he collaborated with Rafe Chase on a full-length musical, "Someday, Love," which was performed at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theater. Spencer starred in the show in addition to writing its score. There is a $40-$55 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: CASSANDRA WILSON AT YOSHI'S

Jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, May 16th & 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as part of her Blue Light To A New Dawn Tour - 20th Anniversary Album Celebration. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, she began playing piano at six, guitar by the age of twelve and was working as a vocalist by the mid-'70s, singing a wide variety of material. After moving to New York City in the early 80's, Cassandra met saxophonist Steve Coleman and became one of the founding members of the M-Base Collective. She signed with Blue Note Records in 1992 and released a landmark album titled "Blue Light 'Til Dawn" which would pave the way for a new generation of jazz singers seeking an approach and repertoire that challenges the supremacy of the American Standard songbook. Dinner/Show: $77-$83 Show only: $39-$45.

SAN FRANCISCO: TWO BOYS AND A PIANO AT SOCIETY CABARET

Christopher M. Nelson and G. Scott Lacy will perform at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 pm. These two boys have been loving and living together for 23 years, and now share the laughter, tears, joy and heartache of being in a relationship. It's not always easy, it's never boring, but always worth it! You will hear songs you know and love, maybe some you've never heard before, told through the hearts of two men. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: LAUREN FOX IN LOVE, LUST, FEAR AND FREEDOM

The highly praised, young New York cabaret performer Lauren Fox brings her show 'Love, Lust, Fear And Freedom' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm. Through stories and song Lauren Fox examines the creative genius and conflicted desires of two of America's most enduring and popular artists. Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen are widely known to be two of the best and most prolific songwriters of their generation. Less known is that they had a short-lived relationship early in their careers. Through their music, Fox explores their histories, triumphs and heartbreaks, delving into the meaning behind the lyrics to give us a better understanding of a painter and a poet who mesmerized the world through song. Highlights of the show include Mitchell's River and Both Sides Now, and Cohen's Bird On A Wire and Hallelujah. Lauren was born, raised and still lives in New York City. She has been featured in several films, including Pi, Noon Blue Apples, Revolution Summer, The Hammer and We Need To Talk About Kevin. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Subculture NYC, Joe's Pub, Monmouth University, and performing arts centres around the country. Lauren is the 2012 recipient of the MAC and Bistro Award for Debut Artist, as well as the 2013 recipient of a Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Performer. Musical Director is Jon Weber with Ritt Henn on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

This show is presented as part of THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET.

LONDON: LATE NIGHT JAZZ - JON WEBER, JOPLIN TO JARRETT

Pianist Jon Weber will present 'Joplin To Jarrett' at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Saturday, May 17th at 10:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Series. Joplin To Jarrett serves as a concise history of jazz piano with an emphasis on the earlier composers from the first half of the 20th Century. Over 100 years of music interspersed with musical excerpts and Jon Weber's insights and anecdotes reveal a lifetime's worth of impassioned research. Weber's extraordinary facility for recall and analysis allow him to form fascinating and unexpected connections between artists of different eras, their development and influences in jazz piano. Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honours for performance and composition-scoring extensively for television since 1987. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's "Piano Jazz with Jon Weber" after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: LUIZ SIMAS AT THE PHEASANTRY

Rio-born Brazilian jazz composer/ singer/ pianist Luiz Simas will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, May 17th at 8:30 pm. Simas is a genuine Carioca! A New Yorker since '89, he has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in the US, Europe and Brazil. Luiz' voice and music have warmed major venues including New York's famous Birdland Jazz Club, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Rio's Sala Cecilia Meirelles Concert Hall. Luiz's repertoire includes his own infectious original tunes as well as beloved Brazilian jazz standards by Jobim and other great Brazilian composers. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: HERE'S TO THE LADIES: AN EXPLORATION OF WOMEN'S NAMES IN SONG

Craig Pomranz brings his newest show to one of NYC's newest clubs, SOPHIE'S NEW YORK (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-2323) on Fridays, May 16th & 23rd at 7:00 pm. The show ' Here's To The Ladies' is an exploration of women's names in song. From Mick Jagger's Angie to Mel Torme's Lulu, Craig will take you on an exploration of women in song! Some of the most beloved songs are a tribute to a particular woman and a particular story. From serious to deliriously silly, and from start to finish, this is a party you won't want to miss. This is a show that guarantees both smiles and sighs. Craig has distinguished himself consistently in his live shows by performing music from the Great American Songbook that is not over-recorded, contemporary pop, as well as more unusual songs he has collected from songwriters through the years. Performing classic standards and brand-new material - with his own unique talent and compelling vocal style, Craig offers a one-stop entertainment experience recognized for a timeless style in the tradition of Chet Baker, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. Pomranz headlines at the most celebrated nightspots domestically and internationally, at NY's Metropolitan Room, London's famous Pizza on the Park, Los Angeles Gardenia Restaurant & Lounge and Chicago's Davenports. His previous engagements have garnered universal critical praise. There is a $20 cover.

N.Y.STATE: LONG BEACH LIBRARY HOSTS LIVE PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. On Friday, May 16th at 7:30 pm, "... Reappearing In My Mind" featuring Miles Phillips with musical director Jason Wynn at the piano. This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library.
Details at http://www.aip-arts.org/

OMAHA, NB: MARY CARRICK RELEASES NEW CD AT THE SLOWDOWN

Cabaret singer and recording artist Mary Carrick launches the release of her debut album, LET'S FLY, with a CD release show on Friday, May 16th at 8:00 pm at THE SLOWDOWN (729 N. 14th St, Omaha, NE - 402-345-7569). She is joined by music director J. Gawf at the piano, JB Ferguson on drums, Steve Gomez on upright bass, and Kate Williams on accordion. LET'S FLY features a varied yet cohesive palate of reimagined classics and contemporary songs ranging from great American standards, cabaret and musical theater to jazz, folk and country. Centering on themes of wanting and yearning for what fills us, completes us and makes us feel alive, Mary takes listeners through stages of love, desire and life's hills and valleys - posing questions, weighing options and taking risks. The live release show features songs from the album along with additional selections, including music by Leonard Cohen, Cole Porter, Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, Jason Robert Brown, Barry Manilow, Hank Williams, John Bucchino, Kander and Ebb, Harold Arlen, Stephen Schwartz and more. There is a $10 cover.

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: HERE'S TO THE LADIES: AN EXPLORATION OF WOMEN'S NAMES IN SONG

Craig Pomranz brings his newest show to one of NYC's newest clubs, SOPHIE'S NEW YORK (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-2323) on Fridays, May 16th & 23rd at 7:00 pm. The show ' Here's To The Ladies' is an exploration of women's names in song. From Mick Jagger's Angie to Mel Torme's Lulu, Craig will take you on an exploration of women in song! Some of the most beloved songs are a tribute to a particular woman and a particular story. From serious to deliriously silly, and from start to finish, this is a party you won't want to miss. This is a show that guarantees both smiles and sighs. Craig has distinguished himself consistently in his live shows by performing music from the Great American Songbook that is not over-recorded, contemporary pop, as well as more unusual songs he has collected from songwriters through the years. Performing classic standards and brand-new material - with his own unique talent and compelling vocal style, Craig offers a one-stop entertainment experience recognized for a timeless style in the tradition of Chet Baker, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. Pomranz headlines at the most celebrated nightspots domestically and internationally, at NY's Metropolitan Room, London's famous Pizza on the Park, Los Angeles Gardenia Restaurant & Lounge and Chicago's Davenports. His previous engagements have garnered universal critical praise. There is a $20 cover.

NYC: JULIE BUDD CELEBRATES HER NEW CD AT THE MET

Julie Bodd will celebrate her new CD "They Wrote the Songs" (released in April) at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 15th at 7:00 pm, with additional performances on Friday & Saturday, the 16th & 17th at 7:00 pm and Sunday the 18th at 4:00 pm. Budd is backed by a quartet led by her long-time music director Herb Bernstein on piano. The combo includes Lew Scott on bass, Sam Lazzarra on drums and Art Weiss on keyboards. In the show, Budd sheds her bright vocal light on newer songwriters of our generation, at least nothing written before the mid-'60s! "They Wrote The Songs" includes unreleased compositions by Ann Hampton Callaway, and Steve Dorff, as well as songs from a host of other climates like The Beatles, Anthony Newley and even Broadway's "The Wiz." There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY CREDITS! MICAH McCAIN

Returning to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, May 16th at 9:30 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: AWAKENING - GREGORY NALBONE

Gregory Nalbone returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesday & Friday, May 14th & 16th at 7:00 pm with his new show 'Awakening'. Gregory will be presenting songs inspired by the passion of the emerging season. Vocalist & Entertainer Gregory Nalbone has taken New York City by storm and is selling out concert halls and cabaret theaters with his handsome, endearing performances and sophisticated, passionate voice. Gregory takes on songs from Cole Porter to Mick Jagger and delivers his emotional, heartfelt renditions while making them his own. Appearances at New York City's Metropolitan Room, Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, Comix, The Box - and more - have all been met with wonderful audience reviews, and press and critics/experts have agreed. With Musical Director Kenneth Gartman. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE JANES: GIRL GROUP CELEBRATION AT STAGE 72

The girl group The Janes will appear at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Friday, May 16th at 7:00 pm. With their fabulous band, The Janes will roar into jaw-dropping arrangements by the Boswell, Andrews and McGuire Sisters of the 30s, 40s and 50s exactly as those extraordinary gals sang them. From pop to country to jazz, The Janes will tear through ALL the decades with The Girls right up to the present, vocally channeling the Chordettes, the Angels, the Dixie Cups, Wilson Phillips, the Harlettes, the Roches, Destiny's Child, and so many more. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: DISTORTED DIZNEE / BROADWAY / HOLLYWOOD

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

NYC: CABARET REVUE "BODY & SOUL" AT ETCETERA ETCETERA

RPR Media Group presents "Body & Soul" at ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Friday, May 16th at 8:00 pm. "Body & Soul" is a Cabaret featuring Rachel Hundert (voice), Anna Kirkland (voice), Raffael Pacitti (voice), Michael Sazonov (voice), Eric Maritn (piano), Mary E. Rodriguez (drums), and Max Johnson (bass). Four Singers, Four Points of view: A Cabaret/Revue about romance in the city, affairs of the heart and the headaches that ensue. Take a musical journey through four lives as the stories of love, betrayal and fantasy are told through some of the greatest songs of Musical Theatre, Contemporary Cabaret and the American Songbook (with a few surprises!). Tickets at http://www.smarttix.com or charge by phone at 212-868-4444 .


NYC: KATE BALDWIN AT 54 BELOW

Broadway's Kate Baldwin will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday through Saturday, May 15th at 7:00 pm and May 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. Acclaimed for her work in the recent Broadway musical Big Fish, the groundbreaking off-Broadway musical Giant, and break out performance in the 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow, Kate Baldwin offers her first solo concert program in NYC in three years. Come hear the lessons Kate has learned in her journey from college student to budding professional to one of Broadway's honored leading ladies. She will share beloved musical theater songs and stories in her newest evening, Sing Pretty, Don't Fall Down. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JARROD SPECTOR ENCORE & CD RELEASE CELEBRATION

Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector, who is starring in the new Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, May 16th at 11:00 pm to celebrate his brand new album 'A Little Help From My Friends: Live at 54 BELOW!' This acclaimed musical outing traces the legacy of the great male singers whose vocal prowess made them the rock stars of their generations, even before rock was born. After starring as Frankie Valli for six years in Broadway's smash hit musical Jersey Boys, Jarrod wraps his critically-praised voice around the songs that have made superstars out of more than a century of tenor legends from Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson to the great Enrico Caruso himself. In anticipation of Broadway Records' official release of the album on March 25th, CDs will be available for purchase at all four performances with a chance to have copies autographed. 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: 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: JOEY DEFRANCESCO ORGAN QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet with Special Guest George Coleman will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 13th through 17th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. His father "Papa" John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. At 10 years of age he began to play in a Band in Philadelphia, which featured legendary players Hank Mobley on Tenor Saxophone, and "Philly" Joe Jones on the Drums. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record "All Of Me" at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. Also in his 17th year he was called on by the great Miles Davis to join his band, and toured all over Europe. It was at that time that Joey, inspired by Miles's sound, picked up the trumpet & started playing. To this day, Joey continues to play the trumpet, very similar to the style of Miles. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and other all-star projects. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN SCOFIELD ORGANIC TRIO WITH LARRY GOLDINGS & GREG HUTCHINSON

The John Scofield Trio with Larry Goldings & Greg Hutchinson will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 ) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. John Scofield's guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70's and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader, many already classics. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: RENE MARIE'S I WANNA BE EVIL, WITH LOVE TO EARTHA KITT

Singer, actress, and writer Rene Marie pays a fiery, sensual, and clever tribute to the inimitable Eartha Kitt with her show 'I Wanna Be Evil' which will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She will be backed by Kevin Bales, piano; Elias Bailey, bass; Quentin Baxter, drums; Robert Stringer, trombone; Adrian Cunningham (except 5/18, 9:30pm) and Lucas Pino (5/18, 9:30pm only), reeds; Etienne Charles, trumpet. Be prepared to be blown away by Marie's incredible range of vocal abilities and powerful emotional resonance, as she performs tracks from the new album. There is a $35-$45 cover.

N.Y.STATE: LONG BEACH LIBRARY HOSTS LIVE PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. On Friday, May 16th at 7:30 pm, "... Reappearing In My Mind" featuring Miles Phillips with musical director Jason Wynn at the piano. This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library.
Details at http://www.aip-arts.org/

BOSTON: ANITA COELHO BRAZILIAN ENSEMBLE

Medici Musica presents The Anita Coelho Brazilian Ensemble at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday, May 16th at 7:30 pm. Bossa Nova vocalist Anita Coelho returns once again to the Regattabar, bringing with her the incomparable chops of her Brazilian Ensemble with Alexei Tsiganov on Piano, Fernando Huergo on Bass and Renato Malavasi on Drums, now joined by very special guests; Mike Turk on Harmonicas and Ebinho Cardoso on both vocals and 6-string Piccolo Bass and a special duet with Brazilian guitar virtuoso, Marcio Philomena on Guitar. Coelho is known for her sultry interpretations and contemporary arrangements of swinging Bossa Nova and Samba compositions from renowned composers Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Carlos Lyra, Marita Rita, Milton Nascimento, and many more. Joined by her ensemble of expert players, praised for their remarkable solos and delicate renditions of Brazilian music, Anita Coelho Brazilian Ensemble incorporates Coelho's powerful vocals with the mesmerizing rhythms and distinctive melodies of the rich music culture of Brazil to bring us the very best in Brazilian music. There is a $16 cover.


BOSTON: CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO "OUT HERE" CD RELEASE

The Christian McBride Trio will present "Out Here" at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday, May 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm to celebrate the release of their latest CD. Bassist extraodinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator, Christian McBride, has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.


TORONTO: THE P.J. PERRY QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The P.J. Perry Quartet (PJ Perry - saxophone, Dave Restivo - piano, Neil Swainson - bass, Terry Clarke - drums) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 15th through Saturday at 9:00 pm. PJ Perry has shared the stage with countless jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel LeGrand, Pepper Adams, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrell, Rob McConnell, Slide Hampton, Herb Spanier, Bobby Shew, Fraser McPherson, Tommy Banks, Joe LaBarbera, Clarence "Big" Miller, Red Rodney and many more talented artists, to numerous to list here. Winner of a 1993 Juno Award for Best Jazz Recording for his album "My Ideal", P.J. has received Jazz Report magazine's Critic's Choice Award for Best Alto Sax for, a record, of seven years from 1993 to 1999. In autumn of 1999 Justin Time Records released a Juno nominated recording of P.J. and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. P.J. Perry has become recognized by critics, colleagues and listeners as being one of North America's premier saxophonists. In 2007 P.J. was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta. Recently, he was a featured soloist on the hit 2010 Broadway production of Come Fly Away, highlighting the songs link to Canadian Encyclopedia of Frank Sinatra and the choreography of Twyla Tharpe. There is a $15-$20 cover.


WASHINGTON DC: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT BLUES ALLEY

Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, May 16th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Sandovol is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Los Angeles home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: KRIS BOWERS HEROES & MISFITS CD RELEASE

Pianist and composer Kris Bowers will celebrate the release of his new CD 'Heroes & Misfits' on Friday & Saturday, May 16th & 17th at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800). Bowers makes genre-bending jazz that touches upon contemporary R&B, electronica, and forward-thinking modal improvisation. He won first place in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. That same year, he showcased his versatility by appearing on Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative album, Watch the Throne. In 2014, Bowers released his experimental jazz, R&B, and electronic-influenced debut album Heroes & Misfits on Concord. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: JOEL DEL ROSARIO AND SUREWILL "SIDE BY SIDE LIVE"

Joel Del Rosario and Surewill will present "Side By Side Live" at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, May 16th at 8:00 pm. Producers Joel Del Rosario and Surewill have had a long history of successfully writing and performing music for various artists throughout their professional careers. Having shared the stage with artists such as: George Duke, Sade, Neyo, Janet Jackson and Al Jarreau countless others (of different music genres), they've been able to create a distinct sound all their own. And with their current release, "Side by Side", both musicians have been drawing the attention of listeners and fans worldwide. Telling the story of their friendship musically, they combine their gospel roots with: jazz, blues, classical, and R&B, tickling listeners' ears and eyes everywhere at their electrifying "Side by Side Live" performances. There is a $20 cover.

FLORIDA: FAITH PRINCE AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Faith Prince will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, May 16th & 17th and 23rd & 24th at 8:00 pm. Tony Award winner Faith Prince dazzles audiences as she moves effortlessly between theatre, live performance, television and movies. Her latest concert, Total Faith, reflects this Southern Belle's past and present with a small glimpse into the future, as well. Her unforgettable and often hilarious adventures are brought to life through the songs of some of America's greatest composers, including Harold Arlen, Menken & Ashman, Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hart, and Jerry Herman. Faith Prince has been astounding Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as "Ms. Adelaide" in Guys and Dolls. Call for cover/minimum information.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN: JAMES TORME IN LOVE FOR SALE

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) celebrates jazz history with the son of the legendary entertainer Mel Torme on Thursday & Friday, May 15th & 16th at 8:00 pm. James Torme brings classic jazz to a new generation, infusing older classics with contemporary influences, and haunting newer songs with his timeless throwback renditions. Having grown up hanging out with jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, and more, it is no surprise that his debut jazz album Love For Sale reached #2 on iTunes Jazz and #3 on Amazon Jazz. There is a $25-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


CHICAGO: JAMES GAVIN LIVE AT THE TWISTED VINE

Singer James Gavin will perform at THE TWISTED VINE CHICAGO (3530 N.orth Halsted, Chicago, IL -773-288-0942) on Friday, May 15th at 8:00 pm with his show, "Well, Since We're All Here with James Gavin". The first hour will be an acoustic set with James and Julie Gorzkowski on Guitar, then two hours with James and Brian Felder on Piano. There will be musical theater favorites, jazz standards, contemporary pop, and even some country music, There is no cover charge.


OMAHA, NB: MARY CARRICK RELEASES NEW CD AT THE SLOWDOWN

Cabaret singer and recording artist Mary Carrick launches the release of her debut album, LET'S FLY, with a CD release show on Friday, May 16th at 8:00 pm at THE SLOWDOWN (729 N. 14th St, Omaha, NE - 402-345-7569). She is joined by music director J. Gawf at the piano, JB Ferguson on drums, Steve Gomez on upright bass, and Kate Williams on accordion. LET'S FLY features a varied yet cohesive palate of reimagined classics and contemporary songs ranging from great American standards, cabaret and musical theater to jazz, folk and country. Centering on themes of wanting and yearning for what fills us, completes us and makes us feel alive, Mary takes listeners through stages of love, desire and life's hills and valleys - posing questions, weighing options and taking risks. The live release show features songs from the album along with additional selections, including music by Leonard Cohen, Cole Porter, Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, Jason Robert Brown, Barry Manilow, Hank Williams, John Bucchino, Kander and Ebb, Harold Arlen, Stephen Schwartz and more. There is a $10 cover.

LOS ANGELES: THE LEFT COAST JAZZ TRIO PERFORM "A TRIBUTE TO DAD"

The Left Coast Jazz Trio perform "A Tribute to Dad" on Friday & Saturday, May 16th & 17th at 9:00 pm at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444). Vern Waldron on Piano, Clarence Robinson on Bass, and John Severino on Drums comprise this well-schooled and internationally-traveled group who specialize in jazz standards pulled from "across the spectrum" and played with a west coast sensibility. 108th Avenue Entertainment has been presenting talent at The Gardenia since the beginning of the year, and the quality of their offerings has been exceptional, with previous shows featuring J. Michael O'Neal and Denise Morgan. Call for cover/minimum

SAN FRANCISCO: SPENCER DAY RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S

Singer/ songwriter/ pianist Spencer Day returns to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for three performances only, Thursday through Saturday, May 15th through 17th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Saturday). Day will perform tracks off his two critically acclaimed albums - The Mystery of You and Vagabond - as well as tracks off his as-yet-untitled upcoming album due out later in May 2014. Day has been a perennial favorite in the San Francisco Bay Area since exploding on to the music scene as a performer at the 2007 San Francisco Jazz Festival. Since then, he has performed at some of the nation's most prominent venues, including Joe's Pub and Town Hall in New York City and Yoshi's and the Great American Musical Hall in San Francisco. Day has headlined at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, and the Dakota in Minneapolis. Recently, he opened for Rufus Wainwright at the Napa Valley Opera House and appeared at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, by the invitation of Jazz legend Marian McPartland in celebration of her 90th birthday. Day's creativity also includes composing musical theater. In 2005, he collaborated with Rafe Chase on a full-length musical, "Someday, Love," which was performed at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theater. Spencer starred in the show in addition to writing its score. There is a $40-$55 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: CASSANDRA WILSON AT YOSHI'S

Jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, May 16th & 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as part of her Blue Light To A New Dawn Tour - 20th Anniversary Album Celebration. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, she began playing piano at six, guitar by the age of twelve and was working as a vocalist by the mid-'70s, singing a wide variety of material. After moving to New York City in the early 80's, Cassandra met saxophonist Steve Coleman and became one of the founding members of the M-Base Collective. She signed with Blue Note Records in 1992 and released a landmark album titled "Blue Light 'Til Dawn" which would pave the way for a new generation of jazz singers seeking an approach and repertoire that challenges the supremacy of the American Standard songbook. Dinner/Show: $77-$83 Show only: $39-$45.

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LONDON: LAUREN FOX IN LOVE, LUST, FEAR AND FREEDOM

The highly praised, young New York cabaret performer Lauren Fox brings her show 'Love, Lust, Fear And Freedom' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm. Through stories and song Lauren Fox examines the creative genius and conflicted desires of two of America's most enduring and popular artists. Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen are widely known to be two of the best and most prolific songwriters of their generation. Less known is that they had a short-lived relationship early in their careers. Through their music, Fox explores their histories, triumphs and heartbreaks, delving into the meaning behind the lyrics to give us a better understanding of a painter and a poet who mesmerized the world through song. Highlights of the show include Mitchell's River and Both Sides Now, and Cohen's Bird On A Wire and Hallelujah. Lauren was born, raised and still lives in New York City. She has been featured in several films, including Pi, Noon Blue Apples, Revolution Summer, The Hammer and We Need To Talk About Kevin. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Subculture NYC, Joe's Pub, Monmouth University, and performing arts centres around the country. Lauren is the 2012 recipient of the MAC and Bistro Award for Debut Artist, as well as the 2013 recipient of a Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Performer. Musical Director is Jon Weber with Ritt Henn on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

This show is presented as part of THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET.

LONDON: LATE NIGHT JAZZ: HOWARD ALDEN TRIO

The Harold Alden Trio, guitarist Howard Alden with double-bassist Simon Woolf and saxophonist Alex Garnett will appear at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday, May 16th at 10:30 pm as part of the clubs Late Night Jazz series. Howard Alden has been a Concord Jazz recording artist since the late '80s where his prolific recorded output as leader, co-leader, and versatile sideman, has captured an artist of consistently astonishing virtuosity and originality. Recently featured alongside leading players from all over the world at the 'Bass 2012' convention in Copenhagen, Simon Woolf is a leading, lyrical double-bassist in the tradition of his great idol, Red Mitchell. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: KAT DEAL & SABRINA ADEL AT THE PHEASANTRY

A night of gorgeous inventive soulful jazz will be presented at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday, May 16th at 8:30 pm featuring Kat Deal from the UK and Sabrina Adel from France. Kat Deal fuses soulful jazzy vocals with emotive and empowering spoken word. An established Gospel/Soul/Jazz vocalist with a 3 and a half octave vocal range Kat Deal's fusion of music and spoken word is inspired by artists such as India Arie, Jill Scott, Amy Winehouse and the Roots. Talented musician Sabrina Adel has risen to establish a niche as a celebrated Neo-soul singer/songwriter in her native France, where she's noted as the new face and voice of urban music. 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.

N.Y.STATE: LONG BEACH LIBRARY HOSTS LIVE PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. On Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 pm, "Songs and Singers In The Making." with aspiring singers Alex Greif and others performing in a master class workshop with Tedd Firth, musical director. This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library.
Details at http://www.aip-arts.org/

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

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NYC: 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: 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: ONE NIGHT ONLY: JOYCE BREACH AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Jazz vocalist Joyce Breach will perform for one night only at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 pm. She will be accompanied by Ronny Whyte at the piano. Breach is an accomplished and sophisticated interpreter of classic American popular song. Before moving to New York in the 1990's, she was a well-known singer of long-standing reputation in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA when she began to develop a more national profile with her first CD for Audiophile Records, released in 1992. In the fall of 1992, she made her New York debut at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in Town Hall. On October 25, 2002, Joyce was presented with the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Classic award celebrating her dedication to keeping alive the art of fine singing. Joyce is a favorite at the popular Noon Concert Series at St. Peter's Church. Joyce's New York engagements include the Algonquin's Oak Room, Russian Tea Room, Arci's Place, Danny's and the Firebird Cafe. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ALAN WINER: THE BOY WHO LOVED BASSEY

Alan Winer performs in The Boy Who Loved Bassey at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday, May 15th at 7:00 pm. The show iss a celebration of Dame Shirley Bassey's illustrious career. From meager beginnings to a glamorous career spanning more than five decades, Dame Shirley has touched the lives of millions around the globe. Alan will will sing songs you remember and some you don't, but all tell a part of the story of the Girl from Tiger Bay. Directed by Ben Cameron. There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JULIE BUDD CELEBRATES HER NEW CD AT THE MET

Julie Bodd will celebrate her new CD "They Wrote the Songs" (released in April) at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 15th at 7:00 pm, with additional performances on Friday & Saturday, the 16th & 17th at 7:00 pm and Sunday the 18th at 4:00 pm. Budd is backed by a quartet led by her long-time music director Herb Bernstein on piano. The combo includes Lew Scott on bass, Sam Lazzarra on drums and Art Weiss on keyboards. In the show, Budd sheds her bright vocal light on newer songwriters of our generation, at least nothing written before the mid-'60s! "They Wrote The Songs" includes unreleased compositions by Ann Hampton Callaway, and Steve Dorff, as well as songs from a host of other climates like The Beatles, Anthony Newley and even Broadway's "The Wiz." There is a $35 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: 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: KATE BALDWIN AT 54 BELOW

Broadway's Kate Baldwin will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday through Saturday, May 15th at 7:00 pm and May 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm. Acclaimed for her work in the recent Broadway musical Big Fish, the groundbreaking off-Broadway musical Giant, and break out performance in the 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow, Kate Baldwin offers her first solo concert program in NYC in three years. Come hear the lessons Kate has learned in her journey from college student to budding professional to one of Broadway's honored leading ladies. She will share beloved musical theater songs and stories in her newest evening, Sing Pretty, Don't Fall Down. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS MANDY GONZALEZ


Mandy Gonzalez, star of Broadway's Wicked, In the Heights, Lennon and more, will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 15th at 9:30 pm. Join her for an unforgettable evening of great music and hilarity, all revolving around love and its crazy themes and variations. Expect hit tunes like "Total Eclipse of the Heart," "Breathe" and, yes, "Defying Gravity" as well as a catalogue of songs from musical greats like Elvis, Edie, Liza, Lennon, Aretha, Tina and a whole host of others. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: MISS VODKA STINGER

Vodka Stinger returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 15th at 11:30 pm after her SOLD OUT show Lower Your Expectations. This show is part of the club's Late Night series. This time join the singing chanteuse as she and her trusty back up singers take you "Around The World In 80 Ways With Vodka Stinger And The Martha Rayes." A musical journey that promises to entertain and surprise you with songs you have never heard, stories that will make you scream with laughter, and a singular subplot where she meets the man of her dreams. There is a $10 cover plus a $20 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: LORIN COHEN QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Lorin Cohen Quartet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday, May 15th at 6:00 pm. A thrill to watch and sublime to hear, Lorin Cohen is best known for locking down the groove with Monty Alexander, Joe Locke, Guggenheim Fellow Ryan Cohan, and the acclaimed hip-hop-meets-jazz ensemble, Vertikal. While he possesses an expansive palate of expressive devices and techniques, the focus of his playing is always on generating a deep and propulsive groove. This has taken him around the world, allowing him to share his talents with audiences throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Cohen relocated to New York City from his hometown of Chicago in April of 2012. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOEY DEFRANCESCO ORGAN QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet with Special Guest George Coleman will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 13th through 17th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. His father "Papa" John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. At 10 years of age he began to play in a Band in Philadelphia, which featured legendary players Hank Mobley on Tenor Saxophone, and "Philly" Joe Jones on the Drums. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record "All Of Me" at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. Also in his 17th year he was called on by the great Miles Davis to join his band, and toured all over Europe. It was at that time that Joey, inspired by Miles's sound, picked up the trumpet & started playing. To this day, Joey continues to play the trumpet, very similar to the style of Miles. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and other all-star projects. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN SCOFIELD ORGANIC TRIO WITH LARRY GOLDINGS & GREG HUTCHINSON

The John Scofield Trio with Larry Goldings & Greg Hutchinson will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 ) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. John Scofield's guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70's and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader, many already classics. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: RENE MARIE'S I WANNA BE EVIL, WITH LOVE TO EARTHA KITT

Singer, actress, and writer Rene Marie pays a fiery, sensual, and clever tribute to the inimitable Eartha Kitt with her show 'I Wanna Be Evil' which will be presented at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She will be backed by Kevin Bales, piano; Elias Bailey, bass; Quentin Baxter, drums; Robert Stringer, trombone; Adrian Cunningham (except 5/18, 9:30pm) and Lucas Pino (5/18, 9:30pm only), reeds; Etienne Charles, trumpet. Be prepared to be blown away by Marie's incredible range of vocal abilities and powerful emotional resonance, as she performs tracks from the new album. There is a $35-$45 cover.


N.Y.STATE: LONG BEACH LIBRARY HOSTS LIVE PERFORMANCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival Thursday through Sunday, May 15th through 18th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. On Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 pm, "Songs and Singers In The Making." with aspiring singers Alex Greif and others performing in a master class workshop with Tedd Firth, musical director. This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library.
Details at http://www.aip-arts.org/

BOSTON: A.J. CROCE TWELVE TALES CD RELEASE SHOW

A.J. Croce celebrates the release of his CD 'Twelve Tales' at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 pm. From his debut as a jazz influenced blues-based artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, singer-songwriter A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road. Now, with Twelve Tales, A.J. unveiled his most ambitious recording project to date: A dozen new tracks recorded by legendary producers across a variety of American cities, released one song each month in 2013. A.J. recently signed with Compass Records (Colin Haye, Victor Wooten), an independent label that has been touted by Billboard Magazine as one of the leading labels of the past decade. Twelve Tales came out everywhere on February 4, 2014 and will come out on LP this Spring. There is a $20 cover.


BOSTON: JAMES MONTGOMERY AT SCULLERS

Blues legend James Montgomery performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, May 15th at 8:00 pm. When Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.


TORONTO: THE P.J. PERRY QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The P.J. Perry Quartet (PJ Perry - saxophone, Dave Restivo - piano, Neil Swainson - bass, Terry Clarke - drums) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 15th through Saturday at 9:00 pm. PJ Perry has shared the stage with countless jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel LeGrand, Pepper Adams, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrell, Rob McConnell, Slide Hampton, Herb Spanier, Bobby Shew, Fraser McPherson, Tommy Banks, Joe LaBarbera, Clarence "Big" Miller, Red Rodney and many more talented artists, to numerous to list here. Winner of a 1993 Juno Award for Best Jazz Recording for his album "My Ideal", P.J. has received Jazz Report magazine's Critic's Choice Award for Best Alto Sax for, a record, of seven years from 1993 to 1999. In autumn of 1999 Justin Time Records released a Juno nominated recording of P.J. and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. P.J. Perry has become recognized by critics, colleagues and listeners as being one of North America's premier saxophonists. In 2007 P.J. was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta. Recently, he was a featured soloist on the hit 2010 Broadway production of Come Fly Away, highlighting the songs link to Canadian Encyclopedia of Frank Sinatra and the choreography of Twyla Tharpe. There is a $15-$20 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: TRIO CALIENTE AT BLUES ALLEY

Trio Caliente will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, May 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Since 2003, Trio Caliente's inimitable blend of Flamenco, Pop, and Brazilian Jazz has been enjoyed by political luminaries stateside and abroad; notable Fortune 500 companies; and venerated international organizations, festivals, and concert venues around the world. With vocals in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and English set to a wide array of Latin grooves, Trio Caliente's sound is reminiscent of The Gipsy Kings, Buena Vista Social Club, Strunz & Farah, and Jobim but with a flavor all their own. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: NEXT BEST THING PRESENTS: SIMON & GARFUNKEL

'Next Best Thing: Simon & Garfunkel' starring AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle, will be performed at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, May 15th at 8:00 pm. Swearingen and Beedle have been performing this remarkable tribute to the music of "Simon & Garfunkel" for more than a decade and their sold out shows prove the effect on their audiences is undeniable. A chance meeting in 1991, in a local club in Bethlehem, PA, brought these two talented artists together. A brief introduction and moments later they were blending their voices as if they had been performing together for a lifetime. AJ's warm baritone and Jonathan's soaring tenor combine flawlessly to capture the essence and magic of "Simon & Garfunkel's" sound of the early years in Greenwich Village. With a quiet stage and an acoustic guitar, A.J. and Jonathan re-create the memories of the classic hits and obscure songs of "Simon & Garfunkel." There is a $20 cover.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN: JAMES TORME IN LOVE FOR SALE

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) celebrates jazz history with the son of the legendary entertainer Mel Torme on Thursday & Friday, May 15th & 16th at 8:00 pm. James Torme brings classic jazz to a new generation, infusing older classics with contemporary influences, and haunting newer songs with his timeless throwback renditions. Having grown up hanging out with jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, and more, it is no surprise that his debut jazz album Love For Sale reached #2 on iTunes Jazz and #3 on Amazon Jazz. There is a $25-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

SAN DIEGO: CHI CHI RONES AT MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH

International Drag Sensation Chi Chi Rones returns to MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 15th with her solo show "Hollywood Legends". Chi Chi (Peter Anthony Garcia) is a celebrity impersonator and will sing live (not lip-synch) classic hits by Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Bette Davis, Shirley Bassey and more. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: SPENCER DAY RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S

Singer/ songwriter/ pianist Spencer Day returns to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for three performances only, Thursday through Saturday, May 15th through 17th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Saturday). Day will perform tracks off his two critically acclaimed albums - The Mystery of You and Vagabond - as well as tracks off his as-yet-untitled upcoming album due out later in May 2014. Day has been a perennial favorite in the San Francisco Bay Area since exploding on to the music scene as a performer at the 2007 San Francisco Jazz Festival. Since then, he has performed at some of the nation's most prominent venues, including Joe's Pub and Town Hall in New York City and Yoshi's and the Great American Musical Hall in San Francisco. Day has headlined at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, and the Dakota in Minneapolis. Recently, he opened for Rufus Wainwright at the Napa Valley Opera House and appeared at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, by the invitation of Jazz legend Marian McPartland in celebration of her 90th birthday. Day's creativity also includes composing musical theater. In 2005, he collaborated with Rafe Chase on a full-length musical, "Someday, Love," which was performed at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theater. Spencer starred in the show in addition to writing its score. There is a $40-$55 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: PRISCILLA AHN AT YOSHI'S

Touring in support of new album "This Is Where We Are", Priscilla Ahn will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, May 15th at 8:00 pm. Like many artists before her, Priscilla Ahn went to the desert seeking transformation. After several albums with a team who'd paired her with co-writers not quite her style, Ahn was free. But after those years of pop contortion, she began to doubt her own ability to express her true self in song. Ahn went to the desert as a dare - to see what songs still lived in her, to prove just what kind of record she could make on her own. She took off from L.A. and holed up in a hotel room outside Palm Springs (a 1920's getaway for Hollywood stars) to apply herself to her craft. The songs came immediately, sometimes fully formed. Within the week Ahn had an album. The lyrics are deeper and much more personal with Priscilla evidencing herself as a woman confident in her power and sexuality on tracks like the devotional "Home" and big-beat album opener "Diana," which was inspired by the myth of the goddess Artemis. Though Ahn has a gorgeous album to show from her time in desert, the experience birthed her into her truest self as a songwriter and an artist. There is a $19 cover.


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LONDON: LAUREN FOX IN LOVE, LUST, FEAR AND FREEDOM

The highly praised, young New York cabaret performer Lauren Fox brings her show 'Love, Lust, Fear And Freedom' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm. Through stories and song Lauren Fox examines the creative genius and conflicted desires of two of America's most enduring and popular artists. Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen are widely known to be two of the best and most prolific songwriters of their generation. Less known is that they had a short-lived relationship early in their careers. Through their music, Fox explores their histories, triumphs and heartbreaks, delving into the meaning behind the lyrics to give us a better understanding of a painter and a poet who mesmerized the world through song. Highlights of the show include Mitchell's River and Both Sides Now, and Cohen's Bird On A Wire and Hallelujah. Lauren was born, raised and still lives in New York City. She has been featured in several films, including Pi, Noon Blue Apples, Revolution Summer, The Hammer and We Need To Talk About Kevin. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Subculture NYC, Joe's Pub, Monmouth University, and performing arts centres around the country. Lauren is the 2012 recipient of the MAC and Bistro Award for Debut Artist, as well as the 2013 recipient of a Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Performer. Musical Director is Jon Weber with Ritt Henn on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

This show is presented as part of THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET.

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: JAMIE ANDERSON'S CABARET CONFIDENTIAL

The hugely popular showcase Cabaret Confidential. now in its 8th year, returns to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday, May 15th at 8:30 pm. host Jamie Anderson introduces another monthly line-up of rising stars from the musical theatre and cabaret scene in this sumptuous art-deco venue. Performers for this show include Sue Thomas, Claire Benjamin, The Mike King Collective, and Thomas Young with Simona Budd at the piano. 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: A WISH ON A WEDNESDAY WITH KAREN OBERLIN & SEAN HARKNESS

Karen Oberlin & Sean Harkness will perform songs from their new Miranda Music CD 'A Wish' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) on Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm. A Wish, like a hope or a dream, whether simple or complex, is always personal. Yet the wishes of two artists can be expressed in one creative project like this one by Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness. Karen had wished for years to make a duo recording with only guitar and vocals, and she found the ideal partner in Sean. When they first played together, spontaneously in an impromptu performance, they both knew they had to make an album together, or that became their great, mutual wish. Kitty Skrobela of Miranda Music, as is her way, made their dream come to life, their hope become reality, their wish come true. The fascinating, eclectic mix of extraordinary songwriters on this album, like Dorothy Fields, Paul McCartney, Fred Hersch and Joni Mitchell, unwittingly collaborated on this project as the song springboard for what these two artists wished to express. Collectively, Karen and Sean have brought to life this multi-faceted, deeply felt wish with a deliciously personal perspective on life and love. ... as if anything else matters. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARISSA MULDER'S "LIVING STANDARDS" AT THE MET ROOM

Marissa Mulder's new show "Living Standards" will be performed at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, May 14th at 9:30 pm; Wednesday, May 21st at 9:30 pm; Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 pm; and Friday, June 6th at 7:00 pm. "Living Standards" is an exciting new cabaret show that addresses the complaint "they don't write 'em like they used to." Produced and directed by Tom Toce, "Living Standards" presents later entries to the Great American Songbook. Songs written by living composers and lyricists. Songs that are every bit as witty, elegant, touching, and intelligent as the Gershwin/ Kern/ Porter standards of days past. "Living Standards" will include work by the best of today's cabaret songwriters, writers such as Francesca Blumenthal, John Bucchino, Craig Carnelia, Julie Gold, and Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, as well as songs from singer-songwriters like Christine Lavin and Anais Mitchell. Celebrity songwriters like Randy Newman and Joni Mitchell will be included as well. Some songs will be well known in the cabaret community, having achieved "standard" status through numerous recordings or industry awards. Other songs will be less well known, but in the opinion of the show's creators, equally deserving of the high status. Marissa Mulder recently won two MAC Awards, for Major Artist and for recording of the Year. Both awards pertained to her last show at the Metropolitan Room, "Tom...In His Words," devoted to the songs of Tom Waits. Tom Toce is a veteran theater and cabaret songwriter. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

FRAMINGHAM, MA: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURING BONNIE MACLEOD

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, May 14th the featured guest will be Bonnie MacLeod. Pianist for both Bonnie and the open mic is Tom LaMark. Bonnie MacLeod is a highly versatile and accomplished pianist, singer and composer. She combines a fascinating and eclectic array artistic influences in her performances. Her gifts have brought her around the world including Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and North Africa. Having lived in New York for 17 years, she appeared at such venues as the Rainbow Room, the Waldorf Astoria and Windows on the World. She also appeared in several off Broadway productions including Noel Coward's "Waiting in the Wings". She has performed on Regency Cruise Lines with itineraries featuring Alaska, South America, the Caribbean and New York-Montreal. Her original compositions for piano are beautiful, delightful and diverse. Her influences include classical, jazz and impressionist techniques. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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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: A WISH ON A WEDNESDAY WITH KAREN OBERLIN & SEAN HARKNESS

Karen Oberlin & Sean Harkness will perform songs from their new Miranda Music CD 'A Wish' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) on Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm. A Wish, like a hope or a dream, whether simple or complex, is always personal. Yet the wishes of two artists can be expressed in one creative project like this one by Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness. Karen had wished for years to make a duo recording with only guitar and vocals, and she found the ideal partner in Sean. When they first played together, spontaneously in an impromptu performance, they both knew they had to make an album together, or that became their great, mutual wish. Kitty Skrobela of Miranda Music, as is her way, made their dream come to life, their hope become reality, their wish come true. The fascinating, eclectic mix of extraordinary songwriters on this album, like Dorothy Fields, Paul McCartney, Fred Hersch and Joni Mitchell, unwittingly collaborated on this project as the song springboard for what these two artists wished to express. Collectively, Karen and Sean have brought to life this multi-faceted, deeply felt wish with a deliciously personal perspective on life and love. ... as if anything else matters. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARISSA MULDER'S "LIVING STANDARDS" AT THE MET ROOM

Marissa Mulder's new show "Living Standards" will be performed at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, May 14th at 9:30 pm; Wednesday, May 21st at 9:30 pm; Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 pm; and Friday, June 6th at 7:00 pm. "Living Standards" is an exciting new cabaret show that addresses the complaint "they don't write 'em like they used to." Produced and directed by Tom Toce, "Living Standards" presents later entries to the Great American Songbook. Songs written by living composers and lyricists. Songs that are every bit as witty, elegant, touching, and intelligent as the Gershwin/ Kern/ Porter standards of days past. "Living Standards" will include work by the best of today's cabaret songwriters, writers such as Francesca Blumenthal, John Bucchino, Craig Carnelia, Julie Gold, and Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, as well as songs from singer-songwriters like Christine Lavin and Anais Mitchell. Celebrity songwriters like Randy Newman and Joni Mitchell will be included as well. Some songs will be well known in the cabaret community, having achieved "standard" status through numerous recordings or industry awards. Other songs will be less well known, but in the opinion of the show's creators, equally deserving of the high status. Marissa Mulder recently won two MAC Awards, for Major Artist and for recording of the Year. Both awards pertained to her last show at the Metropolitan Room, "Tom...In His Words," devoted to the songs of Tom Waits. Tom Toce is a veteran theater and cabaret songwriter. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: AWAKENING - GREGORY NALBONE

Gregory Nalbone returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesday & Friday, May 14th & 16th at 7:00 pm with his new show 'Awakening'. Gregory will be presenting songs inspired by the passion of the emerging season. Vocalist & Entertainer Gregory Nalbone has taken New York City by storm and is selling out concert halls and cabaret theaters with his handsome, endearing performances and sophisticated, passionate voice. Gregory takes on songs from Cole Porter to Mick Jagger and delivers his emotional, heartfelt renditions while making them his own. Appearances at New York City's Metropolitan Room, Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, Comix, The Box - and more - have all been met with wonderful audience reviews, and press and critics/experts have agreed. With Musical Director Kenneth Gartman. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Wednesday, May 14th at 8:00 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


NYC: LIAM FORDE - A FLEET PHANTASMAGORIA

Nightlife, Bistro, and Julie Wilson Award-winner Liam Forde brings his fleet phantasmagoria to STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590 ) on Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm. He will present songs by Liam, Jule Styne, Richard Whiting, Henry Mancini, Noel Coward, Cab Calloway, and many others. He will be acked by Julie Thomas, Tyrone Davis Jr. (Shrek, Witness Uganda), and Emily Ferranti. His band includes Piano - Ian Herman, Bass - Jerry DeVore, and Drums - Zack Eldridge. Directed by Christopher Murrah. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: HATCHED: PACE UNIVERSITY AT 54 BELOW

For those craving a night of innovative and off-beat musical theater with no shortage of drinks and a lively crowd, Pace University and Ryan Scott Oliver present an evening of songs from hot, new musicals at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 ) on Wednesday, May 14th at 9:30 & 11:30 pm. All are written, performed and directed by freshmen from Pace University's BFA Musical Theater program. A high-energy crowd pleaser with striking melodies and an unruly attitude, Hatched, a yearly event, is always an electrifying night. Get ready, New York, for this powerhouse of young talent and fresh new work to hit the stage. There is a $25-$35 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'" 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 Soirée; 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: JULIAN FLEISHER: CD RELEASE AT JOE'S PUB

Julian Fleisher celebrates the release of his long awaited CD at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm. After many years away from the recording studio, Julian Fleisher returns with Finally - a sweetly rendered jewel box of mostly original tunes, lovingly performed with his longtime collaborators Tedd Firth, Nick Mancini, Pete Smith, Matt Clohesy, Chris Michael and Tom Murray. Before the art of song was divided into narrow stylistic slices, before there was Jazz or Pop or Rock, there was Nightclub Singing. Like Sammy Davis, Jr, Ethel Water and Mel Torme before him, Julian Fleisher mixes masterful interpretations of a wide range of popular songs with kick-ass showmanship and a generously endowed band. There is a $20 cove

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: JOYCE BREACH

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 14th features Joyce Breach, singer with John DiMartino, piano. Joyce is an accomplished and sophisticated interpreter of classic American popular song. Before moving to New York in the 90's, she was a well-known singer of long-standing reputation in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA when she began to develop a more national profile with her first CD for Audiophile Records, released in 1992. In the fall of 1992, she made her New York debut at the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention in Town Hall. On October 25, 2002, Joyce was presented with the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Classic award celebrating her dedication to keeping alive the art of fine singing. Joyce is a favorite at the popular Noon Concert Series at St. Peter's Church. 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: JOEY DEFRANCESCO ORGAN QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet with Special Guest George Coleman will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 13th through 17th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. His father "Papa" John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. At 10 years of age he began to play in a Band in Philadelphia, which featured legendary players Hank Mobley on Tenor Saxophone, and "Philly" Joe Jones on the Drums. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record "All Of Me" at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. Also in his 17th year he was called on by the great Miles Davis to join his band, and toured all over Europe. It was at that time that Joey, inspired by Miles's sound, picked up the trumpet & started playing. To this day, Joey continues to play the trumpet, very similar to the style of Miles. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and other all-star projects. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN SCOFIELD ORGANIC TRIO WITH LARRY GOLDINGS & GREG HUTCHINSON

The John Scofield Trio with Larry Goldings & Greg Hutchinson will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 ) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. John Scofield's guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70's and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader, many already classics. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: TED ROSENTHAL TRIO CD RELEASE: RHAPSODY IN GERSHWIN

The Ted Rosenthal Trio, which features Rosenthal on piano, Martin Wind on bass, and Tim Horner on drums, will release a new CD 'Rhapsody in Gershwin' at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, May 14th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Featuring their arrangements of Gershwin songs, including Rhapsody in Blue, the album is a showcase of Rosenthal's skills as an arranger and the trio's impeccable musicianship. Rosenthal first achieved international recognition by winning first prize at the 2nd annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. He has since built a career as a performer and educator, sharing the stage with jazz greats like Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody. Rosenthal is currently a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School. There is a $30 cover.


FRAMINGHAM, MA: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURING BONNIE MACLEOD

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, May 14th the featured guest will be Bonnie MacLeod. Pianist for both Bonnie and the open mic is Tom LaMark. Bonnie MacLeod is a highly versatile and accomplished pianist, singer and composer. She combines a fascinating and eclectic array artistic influences in her performances. Her gifts have brought her around the world including Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and North Africa. Having lived in New York for 17 years, she appeared at such venues as the Rainbow Room, the Waldorf Astoria and Windows on the World. She also appeared in several off Broadway productions including Noel Coward's "Waiting in the Wings". She has performed on Regency Cruise Lines with itineraries featuring Alaska, South America, the Caribbean and New York-Montreal. Her original compositions for piano are beautiful, delightful and diverse. Her influences include classical, jazz and impressionist techniques. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).

BOSTON: AJ JANSEN IS A COUNTRY REBEL ROSE

Talented, Edgy, Driven and an award winning singer/songwriter and vocalist, AJ Jansen will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, May 14th at 8:00 pm. AJ is now in New England and Nashville where she performs all over to Country Music fans and her zeal for singing and song writing is evident in the lyrics, and the melodies that come straight from her heart. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.


TORONTO: SOUL NANNIES AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Soul Nannies, a 9-piece R&B, Funk & Soul Band featuring Andrew Craig will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday, May 14th at 8:00 pm Earth, Wind and Fire; Sly and the Family Stone; Kool and the Gang; Ike and Tina Turner; Aretha Franklin; Patti Labelle; James Brown; Michael Jackson; Stevie Wonder: These artists defined the sound of the 1960s and 70s, and changed popular music forever. The Soul Nannies, Toronto's nine-piece spergroup, bring back the classic soul, funk and R&B sounds from these artists and their contemporaries. Founded and directed by music maestro Andrew Craig, The Soul Nannies deliver faithful renditions of top hits from the era, in the style of a high-energy 1960s revue. The Soul Nannies provide the full entertainment experience: virtuosity, musicality, familiarity, comedy and audience participation, all rolled into one glorious spectacle. There is a $10 cover.


WASHINGTON D.C.: ANTONIA BENNETT AT BLUES ALLEY

Antonia Bennett, daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett has been performing alongside her father since she could walk and talk. On Wednesday, May 14th she will perform solo at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Some of her early performances were shared with legendary American icons such as Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie, Regis Philbin, Don Rickles, and growing up with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Gene Kelly. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: SIDE BY SIDE WITH DORIS JUSTIS AND SEAN MCGHEE

Doris Justis and Sean McGhee are celebrating May 14th as the exact date that they met and decided to form a folk duo 30 years ago! Their show 'Side By Side' will be presented at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30 pm. Paul Prestopino and Ron Greenstein, accompanists for The Chad Mitchell Trio and Peter, Paul and Mary will join them. Side by Side is noted for their close vocal harmonies and guitars backing their original interpretations of the best folk/acoustic songwriters and performers. The duo has shared the stage with a who's who of folk: Tom Paxton, Schooner Fare, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Noel Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bill Danoff, Jon Carroll, Christine Lavin and the Limeliters among many others. There is a $20 cover.


LOS ANGELES: SoCal VOCAL COLLECTIVE AT THE GARDENIA

The SoCal/L.A. Vocal Collective inaugurates a series of collaborations at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesday, May 14th at 9:00 pm. The series will be presented throughout the year, and promises to be an enlightening evening of fun and entertainment. Organizer Dolores Peteren formed the SoCal/L.A. Vocal Collective in 2007 to support the works of performing vocalists in the region, with a membership that has since grown immensely, now comprising over 100 singers. Selected individuals from this phenomenal group offer songs from noted Hollywood films - some popular, some overlooked, and some nearly forgotten - representing a stimulating array of genres. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: THE BETH CUSTER ENSEMBLE AT YOSHI'S

The Beth Custer Ensemble will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, May 14th at 8:00 pm. The Ensemble is a veritable creme de la creme of Bay Area musicians including Jan Jackson on drums, (Will Bernard's Motherbug, Black Pole), guitarist/vocalist David James (AfroFunk Experience, The Coup, Spearhead), Chris Grady on trumpet (Tom Waits, Grassy Knoll, Jewel), Vicky Grossi on bass (Mitch Marcus, Bitches Brew), vocalist Diana Mangano (Jefferson Airplane) and Beth Custer, clarinets/vocal (Club Foot Orchestra, Trance Mission, Eighty Mile Beach, Clarinet Thing).Recent projects include a commission by San Francisco Cinematheque to compose and perform live scores Alexandre Hammid's films at SF MOMA; performing live for The Joe Goode Performance Group's dance/theatre productions at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; premiering new work at Davies Symphony Halls After Hours Series; performing a CD release party and on the Go Left Festival at Yoshi's. The Beth Custer Enesemble delights audiences with a wide ranging repertoire in the US and abroad. Dinner/Show: $52 Show only: $26.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: LAUREN FOX IN LOVE, LUST, FEAR AND FREEDOM

The highly praised, young New York cabaret performer Lauren Fox brings her show 'Love, Lust, Fear And Freedom' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm. Through stories and song Lauren Fox examines the creative genius and conflicted desires of two of America's most enduring and popular artists. Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen are widely known to be two of the best and most prolific songwriters of their generation. Less known is that they had a short-lived relationship early in their careers. Through their music, Fox explores their histories, triumphs and heartbreaks, delving into the meaning behind the lyrics to give us a better understanding of a painter and a poet who mesmerized the world through song. Highlights of the show include Mitchell's River and Both Sides Now, and Cohen's Bird On A Wire and Hallelujah. Lauren was born, raised and still lives in New York City. She has been featured in several films, including Pi, Noon Blue Apples, Revolution Summer, The Hammer and We Need To Talk About Kevin. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Subculture NYC, Joe's Pub, Monmouth University, and performing arts centres around the country. Lauren is the 2012 recipient of the MAC and Bistro Award for Debut Artist, as well as the 2013 recipient of a Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Performer. Musical Director is Jon Weber with Ritt Henn on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

This show is presented as part of THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET.

LONDON: ANNABEL LEVENTON AND ROBERT MEADMORE

Following on from their highly acclaimed show of Jerry Herman's Dear World, Annabel Leventon and Robert Meadmore return to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 - ) on Wednesday, May 14th at 10:30 pm. They explore songs of experience in their new show, 'IMperfect Relationships', performing an eclectic mix of songs by Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, Dorothy Fields, Cy Coleman, Jacques Brel and Stephen Sondheim. These are interspered with songs from shows such as Hair!, Les Miserables and Guys and Dolls, as well as neinal pop/rock material, mixed with stories from their extensive careers in theatre and film. Annabel Leventon's singing career spans pop, rock and musicals. As an actress, her West End credits include Hair!, Spokesong, Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell, Rocket To The Moon, The Philanthropist and The Dresser, the Olivier-award-winning Honk! Robert Meadmore's appearances in West End leading roles include The Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma!, Brigadoon, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, two separate productions of Camelot, The Gondoliers, Bless the Bride, Pickwick, A Patriot for Me and most recently, Dear World. Call for cover/minimum information.

This show is presented as part of THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET.


LONDON: GABRIELLA & THE PLANETS

Kimon Pallikaropoulos (Piano/Songwriter), Gabriella Burnel (songwriter/ lead vox), Paul Odonovan (Bass), Jay Vadukal (drums), Charlotte Sebag-Montefiore (contributing lyricist), Andrew Kinnear (guitar) present 'Gabriella & The Planets' at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/ ) on Wednesday, May 14th at 8:30 pm. The first half of this evening will feature a one-off 45 minute preview of Cripes! I'm Prime Minister, a new musical by Gabriella Burnel about Boris-Kapow!- Johnson. The second half of this evening will have Gabriella and The Planets playing you some of their best numbers from the past couple of years. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: DESTINATIONS & DETOURS WITH TERESA FISCHER
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Spotlight On Productions brings Teresa Fischer aka "Lady T" and her wonderfully upbeat and lively new musical hour 'Destinations & Detours' to Manhattan's SOPHIE'S ON BROADWAY (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-2323) on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 18th at 6:00 pm and Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm. Traveling some interesting musical highways and byways, "Lady T" takes us on this journey with an earnest and humorous look at the human condition using an eclectic range of songs in a variety of styles. The evening includes songs by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Julie Gold, Nanci Griffith, Randy Newman, Shel Silverstein and others. Cabaret veteran Paul Chamlin is the musical director and one-man band for this fun evening that features special musical arrangements by Paul Chamlin and Andrew David Sotomayor. Frank Calo, Artistic Director of Spotlight On Productions, directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink (or food item) minimum.
$15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Tickets at http://ladyt.brownpapertickets.com

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: THE KENNETH & RAISSA WITH A "FAUX SHOW"

Kenneth Gartman and Raissa Katona Bennett will present The Kenneth & Raissa "Faux Show" at THE WEST BANK CAFE/ LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm! It promises to be an evening of casual cabaret and fun as they present highlights from two brand new shows: "What a Wonderful World!" and "Songs of the Silver Screen". The purpose of the evening is to get a good video recording for their agents. As a result, there will be no cover charge but you will still need to meet the $15 food/beverage minimum. This show will sell out fast - get your reservation in!

NYC: JOANNE TATHAM REPRISES "SOUNDTRACK NEW YORK"

The L.A.-based jazz vocalist Joanne Tatham reprises her acclaimed Cafe Carlyle show "Soundtrack New York" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday May 13th at 7:00 pm; Saturday May 17th at 4:00 pm; Sunday May 18th at 9:30 pm and Sunday June 1st at 7:00 pm. The show is a fast-paced guided tour of songs from films shot on the streets of Manhattan. "Soundtrack New York" features a veritable skyline of songs from such films as "West Side Story," "Tootsie," "Rosemary's Baby," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" "Funny Girl," "Midnight Cowboy," and "New York, New York." Musical directors are Tedd Firth (May 13th & June 1st; Mike Renzi (May 17th); and Billy Stritch (May 18th). Also joining her on stage will be Steve Doyle on bass, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Peter Grant on drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: DESTINATIONS & DETOURS WITH TERESA FISCHER
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Spotlight On Productions brings Teresa Fischer aka "Lady T" and her wonderfully upbeat and lively new musical hour 'Destinations & Detours' to Manhattan's SOPHIE'S ON BROADWAY (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-2323) on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 18th at 6:00 pm and Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm. Traveling some interesting musical highways and byways, "Lady T" takes us on this journey with an earnest and humorous look at the human condition using an eclectic range of songs in a variety of styles. The evening includes songs by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Julie Gold, Nanci Griffith, Randy Newman, Shel Silverstein and others. Cabaret veteran Paul Chamlin is the musical director and one-man band for this fun evening that features special musical arrangements by Paul Chamlin and Andrew David Sotomayor. Frank Calo, Artistic Director of Spotlight On Productions, directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink (or food item) minimum.
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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.
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NYC: THE KENNETH & RAISSA WITH A "FAUX SHOW"

Kenneth Gartman and Raissa Katona Bennett will present The Kenneth & Raissa "Faux Show" at THE WEST BANK CAFE/ LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm! It promises to be an evening of casual cabaret and fun as they present highlights from two brand new shows: "What a Wonderful World!" and "Songs of the Silver Screen". The purpose of the evening is to get a good video recording for their agents. As a result, there will be no cover charge but you will still need to meet the $15 food/beverage minimum. This show will sell out fast - get your reservation in!

NYC: JOANNE TATHAM REPRISES "SOUNDTRACK NEW YORK"

The L.A.-based jazz vocalist Joanne Tatham reprises her acclaimed Cafe Carlyle show "Soundtrack New York" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday May 13th at 7:00 pm; Saturday May 17th at 4:00 pm; Sunday May 18th at 9:30 pm and Sunday June 1st at 7:00 pm. The show is a fast-paced guided tour of songs from films shot on the streets of Manhattan. "Soundtrack New York" features a veritable skyline of songs from such films as "West Side Story," "Tootsie," "Rosemary's Baby," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" "Funny Girl," "Midnight Cowboy," and "New York, New York." Musical directors are Tedd Firth (May 13th & June 1st; Mike Renzi (May 17th); and Billy Stritch (May 18th). Also joining her on stage will be Steve Doyle on bass, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Peter Grant on drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: "THAT'S IT. I QUIT." WITH JOHN WILKENING

John Wilkening sings songs and tells stories about guilty pleasures, bad jobs, and getting malaria in Africa , before he packs up and leaves New York ... for now at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 ) on Monday, May 12th at 7:00 pm . Musical direction is by William TN Hall, and the show is directed by Amy Wolk. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BILL SOLLY WITH SIMON MULLIGAN AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Bill Solly, a writer of songs and musicals that hardly anyone's ever heard of, will perform at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm. Billy has nevertheless had an interesting life, full of songs and stories about his adventures in Canada, London, New York and Los Angeles, and he can't wait to tell about them. He will be joined by the distinguished pianist Simon Mulligan. In Canada he contributed to My Fur Lady, Jubilee, Spring Thaw, Clap Hands, and many CBC radio and TV shows, but his focus was always musicals. Let the Piper Come, one of his first, was based on L.M. Montgomery's Rainbow Valley; then there was a big musical about the St. Lawrence Seaway called Strawberry that almost - but didn't happen. In England for fifteen years, Solly wrote for Maurice Chevalier, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Annie Ross, Danny La Rue, Marty Feldman, Matt Monro, Brigitte Bardot, Max Bygraves and George Burns, collaborated with Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg and Denis King, and had five (now six) productions in the West End: Sweet William, Ad Lib, Queen Passionella and the Sleeping Beauty, Danny La Rue at the Palace and The Great American Backstage Musical. The latter (book with Donald Ward) originated in Los Angeles. Also with Ward Solly has had six other musicals in New York including the 1975 Off Broadway hit Boy Meets Boy, recently premiered in London with great success. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: INTERLUDES WITH CLAIRE CHRISTINE SARGENTI

Claire Christine Sargenti will present her show 'Interludes' at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, May 13th at 9:30 pm. Set in New Orleans, this series of intertwining monologues explores the meaning of living and dying as told by the vibrant characters who call this spirited city their home. In a city that is famous for its music, the spoken interludes, reflections, and reactions that occur in between the songs often go unnoticed, but in this case make up the entirety of the show, transcending location and reflecting the passions found at the root of the human spirit. Written and performed by Claire Christine Sargenti. Claire uses her strong foundation in classical ballet to fuel her passions in all areas of life. As a teenager, she moved to New York from her home in California to train at the Joffrey Ballet School. She then founded her own contemporary ballet company New Bridges Ballet that brought new concepts to the classical art form and bridged the gap between the arts. With New Bridges Ballet, she held the title of Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Dancer as the Classically Trained Rebel, The Metal Ballerina. Claire also works as a SAG-AFTRA actor, and a freelance model, painter, and performance artist. There is a $15 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: ANNE PHILLIPS SINGS ANNE PHILLIPS

Anne Phillips Sings Anne Phillips at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590 ) on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm. Anne Phillips has covered almost every area of the music business. From singing songwriter demos for writers like Carole King and Burt Bacharach, to her classic solo album "Born To Be Blue", to singing back-up on hundreds of recordings, including her cameo in the Academy-Award winning docu-film "20 Feet From Stardom", to composing, arranging and producing commercials (Pepsi, the Sheraton telephone number, etc.) She may be best known however for "Bending Towards the Light • A Jazz Nativity" which has been performed in New York and other cities for so many years, and features almost all the greats of jazz. Anne will be backed by jazz pianist Janice Friedman and bassist Noriko Ueda. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: PETER, PAUL & MARY: THE SONG IS LOVE

The timeless music of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers will be re-lived in this one-night-only concert event at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 ) on Tuesday, May 13th at 9:30 pm. Peter, Paul & Mary's years together were spent communicating personal, political and social imperatives by way of their impeccably chosen songs, personally crafted harmonies, humor and passion. Broadway singer-actors and recording artists Michael Lanning (The Civil War, Bonnie & Clyde), Alison Lory (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Carnegie Hall), and Sam Sherwood (Bernstein: A Celebration, Carnegie Hall) will present the songs and sounds of this iconic trio. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 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: PETER CINCOTTI AT THE CUTTING ROOM

Peter Cincotti, singer-songwriter-pianist and native New Yorker, will perform at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Tuesday, May 13th at 8:00 pm. Peter began playing piano at the age of three. While in high school, he regularly performed in clubs throughout Manhattan. In 2003, Peter's debut album, produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, reached #1 on the Billboard jazz charts, making Cincotti the youngest artist ever to do so. This led to acclaimed performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Paris' Le' Olympia, The Montreux Festival (where he won an award in their renown piano competition), London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, and many other prestigious venues around the world. Peter made his acting debut in the Kevin Spacey film Beyond The Sea, and also contributed to the film's soundtrack. He then made a cameo appearance in the blockbuster film Spider-Man 2, and soon after became the face of Ermenegildo Zegna, promoting their 2004/2005 fashion campaign. His original song "December Boys" was featured in the Australian film of the same title, starring Daniel Radcliffe.In February of 2013, Peter appeared in Italy's legendary San Remo Festival with Italian singer Simona Molinari performing their hit single "La Felicita" to 13 millions broadcast viewers. Later that year, Cincotti was named the first male ambassador for Italian luxury designer Tod's and collaborated with the brand on the music video for his recent single "Madeline", a project exclusively featured in Italy's issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Peter is currently a Dramatist Guild Fellow and writing a new musical with his sister Pia, as well as recording his next studio album scheduled for release later this year. There is a $20 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.



NYC: TAMMY FAYE STARLITE AS MARIANNE FAITHFULL IN: BROKEN ENGLISH

Tammy Faye Starlite, critically acclaimed for her performance piece Nico: Chelsea Medchen, now celebrates the music of another 1960's icon with Marianne Faithfull's Broken English in its entirety at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:30 pm. Backed by Kevin Salem and the Redlands Quintet, Tammy Faye tackles the groundbreaking album that shattered Faithfull's image as Mick Jagger's pop waif girlfriend, re-emerging as an uncompromising artist, strong, fierce, honest and self aware to the most painfully human degree. Tammy Faye's performance of Broken English captures Faithfull remarkable transformation, inhabiting her character and giving voice to such songs as the recriminatory "Guilt," "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan," and the title track, an empathetic ode to a deeply unhappy suburban housewife. John Lennon's "Working Class Hero" is another album highlight as is the most jaw dropping screed of a woman scored ever on record: Heathcote Williman's no-holds-barred paen to carnal rage: "Why'd Ya Do It." There is a $15 cover.

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: JOEY DEFRANCESCO ORGAN QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet with Special Guest George Coleman will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 13th through 17th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Joey DeFrancesco comes from a musical family. His Grandfather Joseph DeFrancesco (his name sake) was a reed man. His father "Papa" John DeFrancesco is a fine jazz organist in his own right. At the age of 4 Joey began taking a strong interest in the organ. By the time he was five, he was playing Jimmy Smith songs verbatim. As the years went on his interest and love for the organ and music grew stronger. At 10 years of age he began to play in a Band in Philadelphia, which featured legendary players Hank Mobley on Tenor Saxophone, and "Philly" Joe Jones on the Drums. At 16 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Records, releasing his first record "All Of Me" at 17. This record was single handedly responsible for the great resurgence of the Hammond sound in popular music. Also in his 17th year he was called on by the great Miles Davis to join his band, and toured all over Europe. It was at that time that Joey, inspired by Miles's sound, picked up the trumpet & started playing. To this day, Joey continues to play the trumpet, very similar to the style of Miles. Joey has been around the world and back dozens of times with his own trio, but also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval, Frank Wess, Benny Golson, James Moody, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, George Benson, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and many more. Currently, Joey continues to tour with his own group, and other all-star projects. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JOHN SCOFIELD ORGANIC TRIO WITH LARRY GOLDINGS & GREG HUTCHINSON

The John Scofield Trio with Larry Goldings & Greg Hutchinson will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 ) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 13th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. John Scofield's guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70's and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader, many already classics. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: MARY LOU WILLIAMS' ZODIAC SUITE: CHRIS PATTISHALL QUINTET

Mary Lou Williams will perform Zodiac Suite at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, May 13th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. She will be backed by the Chris Pattishall Quintet (Chris Pattishall, piano; Ricardo Pascal, saxophone; Alphonso Horne, trumpet; Russell Hall, bass; and Kyle Poole, drums). Mary Lou Williams was a pivotal figure in the development of jazz, forever influencing the music as a pianist, composer, arranger, and lifelong educator. Her Zodiac Suite, which premiered in 1944 at Town Hall, is an ambitious study of character and mood through explorations of the 12 astrological signs. Pianist Chris Pattishall will lead a quintet, featuring some of jazz's most talented up and coming artists, in this kaleidoscopic and swinging work. There is a $30 cover.


TORONTO: THE THREE LAURAS: MARKS, FERNANDEZ, HUBERT

Toronto-based vocalists Laura Marks, Laura Fernandez and Laura Hubert will be performing together on the same stage for the first time for this occasion at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, May 13th at 8:00 pm. Born into a musical family, Laura Marks has enjoyed a vibrant career as a visual artist, and recently released her debut jazz recording, "57 Minutes." Marks sings with the same quiet intensity and sensuality that informs her paintings. Laura Fernandez is truly a Renaissance woman. A longtime Torontonian who was born in Madrid, Spain and later relocated with her family to Switzerland and Calgary, Alberta, she is a talented singer-songwriter, pianist, music producer, painter, illustrator/designer, radio host/producer. Laura Hubert prefers to think of herself as a singer of "old songs." That term perfectly describes the eclectic repertoire of standards, blues and western swing that she delivers with such passion and style. There is a $15 cover.


WASHINGTON D.C.: ALTHEA RENE AT BLUES ALLEY

Althea Rene will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, May 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Althea is a genuine diva of Nu Jazz, R&B, and Smooth Soul: a tenacious monarch with lips, lungs and fingers of gold. Every concert goer will be "rocked" by all the songs performed by this artist. So, let it be known far and wide, that if you haven't visited the kingdom of jazz flautist, Althea Rene, you really must partake in the panoply of her "flava" filled abilities. 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 DIEGO: "BROADWAY BOUND" AT MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH

The SDSU Cabaret All-Stars presents "Broadway Bound" at MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) on Tuesday, May 13th at 8:00 pm. The show is hosted by the NYC Cabaret Diva Sasha Weiss. Join her on Tuesdays to see the rising stars of the future. From SDSU Theatre Department Students to young performers being groomed for a future on Broadway, you will be seeing some of the stars of tomorrow! There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

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

The Tommy Igoe Big Band celebrates Ray Charles Night on Tuesday, May 13th at 8:00 pm at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600). The show features singer Sarah Clark of Sarah & Vinnie. 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: LAUREN FOX IN LOVE, LUST, FEAR AND FREEDOM

The highly praised, young New York cabaret performer Lauren Fox brings her show 'Love, Lust, Fear And Freedom' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm. Through stories and song Lauren Fox examines the creative genius and conflicted desires of two of America's most enduring and popular artists. Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen are widely known to be two of the best and most prolific songwriters of their generation. Less known is that they had a short-lived relationship early in their careers. Through their music, Fox explores their histories, triumphs and heartbreaks, delving into the meaning behind the lyrics to give us a better understanding of a painter and a poet who mesmerized the world through song. Highlights of the show include Mitchell's River and Both Sides Now, and Cohen's Bird On A Wire and Hallelujah. Lauren was born, raised and still lives in New York City. She has been featured in several films, including Pi, Noon Blue Apples, Revolution Summer, The Hammer and We Need To Talk About Kevin. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Subculture NYC, Joe's Pub, Monmouth University, and performing arts centres around the country. Lauren is the 2012 recipient of the MAC and Bistro Award for Debut Artist, as well as the 2013 recipient of a Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Performer. Musical Director is Jon Weber with Ritt Henn on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

This show is presented as part of THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET.

LONDON: GRAEME CLARK AT THE PHEASANTRY

What makes someone who has a highly successful career as part of one of Britain's most successful Bands continue to push himself into new areas and put himself under the spotlight as a solo artist? Needing an outlet for his creativity, Graeme Clark will perform solo at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, May 13th at 8:30 pm, presenting good songs, performed in an intimate acoustic setting. Venues cherry picked as the perfect environment to listen to the wonderful eclectic styles of GC. It's a real chance to see Graeme where he thrives - performing to an audience he can see and hear. 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: BRANDI CHAVONNE MASSEY IN "ROUNDTRIP TICKET"

Onemoe Music Presents Brandi Chavonne Massey in "Roundtrip Ticket" at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday, May 12th at 7:00 pm. Massey, a Cincinnati native and graduate of The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts and AMDA (New York City) is a veteran of several Broadway, National Tour and West End hit shows including Caroline, Or Change (The Radio), The Color Purple (Celie standby), Jekyll & Hyde ( the first African american Lucy) and WICKED (one of the first African Americans to play Elphaba). Most recently Brandi appeared in an industry presentation of the new musical Eliot Ness! "Roundtrip Ticket" features Broadway, Jazz and R&B and recounts how a mid-west girl surprisingly found herself competing in the most demanding city in the world and later realizing that unfinished business would lead her back home; possibly for good. With courage and re-newed conviction, she's baaaaaaaack! And ready to take on this city; her rules, her terms. Trent Armand Kendall is director/producer with music direction by Brian Whitted. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: GARY E. VINCENT IN THE RED CLAY

Gary E. Vincent will star in The Red Clay at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590 ) on Monday, May 12th at 7:00 pm, along with Keith "The Captain" Gamble and David Wright. The show is a raw look into the creative life of an artist following his dream. It promises to be a musical and theatrical experience meeting in the middle and Harlem Renaissance night of love and great Art. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: NEW 50 SHADES PARODY AT SOPHIE'S BROADWAY

A new unauthorized musical parody of the international best-selling book "50 Shades of Grey" will be presented at SOPHIE'S NEW YORK (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-2323), beginning with a preview performance on Monday May 12th at 7:00 pm. The show is written, directed and choreographed by Tricia Brouk, with original songs by Andrew David Sotomayor, "50 Shades of F****d Up" bursts on the scene from out of nowhere and will be the only unauthorized musical parody north of Times Square. The show officially opens on Monday May 19th at 7:00 pm with performances scheduled for Saturdays at 7:00 & 10:00 pm and Mondays at 7:00 pm through through Monday, June 7th. The cast of four includes Jenna Dallacco as Anastasia, Ben McHugh as Grey, and- in multiple roles - Krista DeMille and Cedric Leiba, Jr. as everyone's Inner Goddess. A veteran burlesque director and choreographer Brouk has directed and choreographed "Broadway Varietease," "Erotic Broadway: Vintage Variety," and "Tokio Confidential" at Atlantic Stage 2. In addition to "The Zombies: A Musical" her choreography credits run the gamut from television to film. Sotomayor, who leads a band of two, is also responsible for the arrangements. His music directing credits include "Cutman: a boxing musical," "Frankie and Debbie: Live at the Martini Lounge," and "Erotic Broadway: Vintage Variety." His composed the scores for "Bent" and the short films "Cuba 1961: A Love Story" and "Timeless." For tickets, which are $39.69 call 866/811-4111 or visit http://www.50shadesfdup.com There is a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: AHRENS & FLAHERTY CELEBRATE CD RELEASE

Last fall, the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, My Favorite Year, Lucky Stiff ... the list goes on) celebrated an amazing thirty years of collaboration in the musical theater with six sold-out performances at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 ). Now, they're back on Monday, May 12th with two encore performances, at 7:00 & 9:30 pm to celebrate the release of the 2 CD set of that event. Drawing from their vast body of work, a changeable feast of Broadway stars perform the team's best-known songs, as well as lesser-known gems, cut songs and numbers from current and upcoming shows. Lynn and Stephen may even be cajoled into getting onstage once again. CDs will be available at both shows, with a signing following the second show. Featuring at the 7:00 pm show: Liz Callaway, Stephanie J. Block, Louis Grosso, Julie Halston, Brian Michael Hoffman, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Sean McCourt, Janet Metz, and Margo Seibert. Featuring at the 9:30 pm show: Liz Callaway, Stephanie J. Block, Louis Grosso, Julie Halston, Brian Michael Hoffman, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Sean McCourt, Janet Metz, Bobby Steggert, Mary Testa, Margo Seibert and Tony Award nominee Andy Karl. There is a $55-$65 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KEREN ANN AT JOE'S PUB

Singer-songwriter, composer, sound designer and producer Keren Ann Zeidel will perform at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Monday, May 12th at 9:30 pm. Keren has released six solo albums up to date "101" (2011), "Keren Ann" (2007), "Nolita" (2005), "Not Going Anywhere" (2003), "La Disparition" (2002), "La Biographie De Luka Philipsen" (2000). She has provided diverse soundtracks including a recent original score for Eytan Fox's latest feature Yossi, and songs for TV series (Grey's Anatomy,Six Feet Under, Big Love) and TV campaigns (H&M, Galia, SkyTeam, Orange). Her songs have been performed by many internationally acclaimed artists including Jane Birkin, Francoise Hardy, Rosa Pasos, Henri Salvador and Iggy Pop. Her first Opera Red Watersco-written with Bardi Johansson was produced by The Opera de Rouen and performed in 4 different Opera houses around France. Bardi and Keren Ann also form the band "Lady & Bird". Together they released a studio album "Lady & Bird" (2003) and an orchestral album recorded with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra "La Ballad Of Lady & Bird" (2009). There is a $25 cover.

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

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


NYC: 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 12th 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: MISS COCO PERU: HAVE YOU HEARD?

Miss Coco Peru will bring her newest show 'Have You Heard?' to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Monday, May 12th with shows at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. The second show pre-emts Jim Caruso's Cast Party, which will not be held this week. Storyteller/monologist Miss Coco Peru aka Clinton Leupp got her/his start as a downtown favorite in the cabaret world of NY after he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first show "Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret" at Eighty Eights over 20 years ago. Coco loves to reminisce. In fact, she's very good at it. In Have You Heard? Coco performs some of her favorite monologues and songs spanning her long career, as well as some new stuff too. Whether you've heard all of these stories, or if you're a Coco virgin, come experience the trailblazing Queen who elevated drag whilst still wearing sensible heels. Coco hosts an on-going live series of shows at the Renberg Theater in Los Angeles called Conversations With Coco in which she interviews and celebrates the lives and careers of the GLBT community's favorite icons. Miss Peru's guests include Liza Minnelli, Jane Fonda, Bea Arthur, Lily Tomlin, Karen Black, Lainie Kazan, Lesley Ann Warren, and drag legend Mr. Charles Busch. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: REVIVE BIG BAND LED BY IGMAR THOMAS

The Revive Da Live Big Band performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 ) on Monday, May 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Formed in 2010, the Big Band began as a kind of idea, where composer, arranger and trumpeter Igmar Thomas wanted to unite generations of like-minded musicians in presenting a new age of big bands. The project has grown to become one of the most exciting and imaginative bands - big or otherwise - in New York. The musical styles, experience, and tastes of Revive's members vary widely, but their collective mission is the same. Revive's repertoire is an authentic gumbo, featuring original compositions by Thomas, as well as epic orchestrations of selected productions from different producers and notable hip-hop songs combined with the original sampled jazz record, all re-imagined and arranged into original works for a big band. The band features Sharel Cassity, alto sax; Tia Fuller alto sax; Patience Higgins bari sax; Tivon Pennicott, tenor sax; Corey 'Ck' King, trombone; James Rodgers, bass trombone; Ryan Resky, trumpet; Lee Hogans, trumpet; Jonathan Powell, trumpet; Mark Whitfield, guitar; Raymond Angry, keys; James Williams, drums; Jonathan M. Michel, bass; Raydar Ellis, vocals and special guest Chris Turner, vocals. There is a $15-$20 cover.

NYC: MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO: ORAN ETKIN CD RELEASE

Clarinetist Oran Etkin will debut his new album, Gathering Light, at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Monday, May 12th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. He will be joined by Lionel Loueke, guitar; Ben Allison, bass; Curtis Fowlkes, trombone and Nasheet Waits, drums. The past two years have been an exciting time for Etkin, beginning with a GRAMMY Award for a benefit CD featuring his music, followed by tours to Indonesia, Japan, China, Israel, Belgium, France, and Germany. His music is influenced by frequent collaborations with musicians from different traditions and cultures, and the rich material featured on Gathering Light is inspired by these spontaneous musical exchanges as well as traditional melodies and rhythms. Released by Mot•ma Music, Gathering Light takes its name from an ancient story about how pieces of soulful light, scattered around the earth at the beginning of time, hold the key to mending the world. Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15 pm on http://www.jalc.org/live. WBGO is proud to partner once again with Dizzy's on Monday Nights with WBGO. The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the area's great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton. There is a $25 cover.


WASHINGTON, D.C.: MICHAEL FEINBERG "HUMBLEBRAG" CD RELEASE PARTY

Michael Feinberg will hold an "Humblebrag" CD Release Party at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 ) on Monday, May 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Feinberg completed his B.M. in Jazz performance at University of Miami's Frost School of Music and his Master's degree at New York University. He has recently been named to the faculty of Manhattan's New York Jazz Academy where he teaches private lessons and ensembles. Michael has performed or recorded with: Billy Hart, George Garzone, Lee Ritenour, Slide Hampton, Kenny Werner, Ralph Alessi,Russell Gunn, Dave Samuels, Nir Felder, Ian Froman, Dave Pietro, JD Allen, Ira Sullivan, Greg Gisbert, Ted Nash, Tim Hagans, Orrin Evans, Tony Moreno, Jonathan Kreisberg, Jim Black, Shane Endsley, Andrew D'angelo, Phillip Harper, Shelly Berg, Jonathan Batiste, Jim Rotondi, Peter Evans, Ralph Lalama, Dr. Alex Norris, Ambrose Akinmusire, Yotam Silberstein, Sam Barsh, Noah Preminger, Ralph Lalama, Bobby Broom, Brian Hogans, Logan Richardson, Dan Tepfer, Tommy Crane, Jason Palmer, Chris Sands, Dayna Stephens, Sam Harris, Leo Genovese, and DMC among others. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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


CHICAGO: STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE AT DAVENPORT'S
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

"Strut Your Stuff", a showcase featuring five "newer" performers of CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals ) will be presented on Monday, May 12th at 8:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830). Members of the cast scheduled to appear are Mary Fleming, Don Hoffman, Daniel Johnson, Carol Moss and Patricia Salinski. These five CCP Members create and perform their own "mini" cabaret shows: A Variety of Artists - A Variety of Material - An hour or so of ever-changing cabaret entertainment. Pianist Nuck Sula music directs and hosts. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SAN DIEGO, CA: JONATHAN KARRANT: "CELEBRATING AMERICA'S CROONERS"

Jonathan Karrant presents "Celebrating America's Crooners" at MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500 ) on Monday, May 12th at 8:00 pm. Yesterday and today, crooners are here to stay! Jonathan will recreate the Great American Songbook with songs from the popular crooners of the 20th Century like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole and many more. From the 40's, 50's and 60's to the contemporary crooners of today, like Harry Connick Jr. John Pizzarelli and Michael Buble. There is a $20-$25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: VIMALA ROWE QUARTET AT CRAZY COQS

The Vimala Rowe Quartet will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) on Monday, May 12th at 8:00 pm. Vimala Rowe is everything you want to hear from a vocalist. She commands a true understanding of the classic jazz repertoire. Altogether they create a distinctive sound, hip, groovy, swinging, sweet and tasteful. The quartet are the hip sound of hard bop, R&B groove, and the great jazz tunes of all eras. Mixing styles, swinging hard and always on top of the beat, there is no other band like them. Call for cover/minimum information.

This show is presented as part of THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET.


LONDON: PETER STRAKER AT THE PHEASANTRY

Hailed as one of the great voices on the British stage today, Peter Staker performs at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday, May 12th at 8:30 pm. Straker's first shot to fame in 1968 when he starred and stripped as 'Hud' in the London Production of the seminal musical 'Hair"; He went on to appear in The Who's 'Tommy' the legendary 'The Rocky Horror Show', 'The Wiz' 'Blues In The Night' and began a long association as The Phantom, with Ken Hill's 'The Original Phantom Of The Opera'. Call for cover/minimum information.


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