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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
MAY 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR MAY 19, 2014 THROUGH MAY 25, 2014


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NYC: CARLY OZARD DEBUTS "MIDLER ON THE ROOF"

After sold-out shows in New York City and her hometown of San Francisco, cabaret singer Carly Ozard will debut her latest show 'Midler on the Roof ' at 4:30 pm, Sundays, May 25th, June 1st & june 8th at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). The show's musical director and pianist is Steven Ray Watkins, who has created a special arrangement of the Julie Gold classic "From a Distance". With support from her backup singers (and acclaimed vocalists in their own right) Karen Mack and Uraina Collazo, Carly will invite the audience to join in a rousing sing-along of "I'm Beautiful" from Midler's album Bathhouse Betty. Since moving to New York City two years ago, Carly Ozard has headlined distinguished cabaret venues including the Laurie Beechman Theatre and the Iridium with her acclaimed shows Shift Happens and Somebody to Love: My Musical Tribute to Freddie Mercury. Midler on the Roof is directed by Kristine Zbornik, a noted cabaret and Broadway performer and teacher, who has added extra zing to Carly's characteristically candid humor. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SUNDAY OPEN MIC BRUNCH AT THE MET

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


CABARET - JAZZ SUNDAY BRUNCH EVENTS


NYC: SUNDAY OPEN MIC BRUNCH AT THE MET

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

NYC: 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: WILLIAM PATTERSON COLLEGE PRESENTS THE PETE MCGUINNESS ORCHESTRA - CD RELEASE: "STRENGTH IN NUMBERS"

GRAMMY-nominated jazz arranger, award-winning composer Pete McGuinness leads the Pete Mcguinness Orchestra at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Sunday, May 25th with performances at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm as part of the clubs Sunday Brunch series. McGuinness is a past winner of the NYC Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, past semi-finalist of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition, long-time NYC jazz trombonist (since 1987), including performances with Jimmy Heath, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, The Maria Schneider Orchestra, Kenny Werner, Roseanna Vitro, and many others. Currently Professor of Jazz Arranging since 2011 at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. $29.50 cover. **Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO BRUNCH BRUNCH WITH CADENCE

Canada's premiere vocal group, Cadence, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, May 25th at 12:30 pm as part of the clubs Sunday Brunch series. Based in Toronto, this a cappella ensemble has been wowing audiences across the country and around the world for nearly 15 years. Whether performing at sold-out jazz clubs and concert halls, at music festivals, for educational outreach, or for corporate functions, the members of Cadence bring an infectious energy and uncanny verve to every song they sing. The group's four critically acclaimed studio albums, Cool Yule (2011), Speak Easy (2010), Twenty for One (2005), and Frost Free (2000) have won or been nominated for numerous awards, including three nods from the JUNO Awards and 10 from CARA, the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. Cadence's live shows are always a hit. They feature a hypnotic blend of complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity, and just plain fun. On-stage antics and audience participation are par for the course at any Cadence show, but so too is a mesmerizing display of musical genius. What these boys can do with their voices needs to be heard to be believed. The band is made up of Carl Berger (baritone and bass), Ross Lynde (tenor), Lucas Marchand (tenor), and Kurt Sampson (bass and vocal percussion). They each bring many years of training and performance experience to create a rich musical event appropriate for all ages. There is a $15 cover.


BETHESDA, MD: SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH ANGEL & FRIENDS BAND

The Angel & Friends Band will entertain at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, May 25th at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm as part of the club's Sunday Brunch series. The Angel & Friends Band is a unique team of anointed Musicians interconnected as family with the purpose of giving their audience an impactful experience while bringing God the ultimate praise. Each member of Angel & Friends also maintains their respective solo careers adjacent to their commitment to the band. The Band's sound is infused with Contemporary Gospel Jazz and Neo-Soul. Most of the band members have been working together since 2009. Angel & Friends performs throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, Maryland, and Virginia. There is a $17.50 cover - $35 includes brunch.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
Please note: cover/minimum information is taken from venue listings - some venues may charge an additional fee for attendees without an advance reservation - reservations are normally cancelled by the venue if holders have not arrived by showtime.


NYC: CARLY OZARD DEBUTS "MIDLER ON THE ROOF"

After sold-out shows in New York City and her hometown of San Francisco, cabaret singer Carly Ozard will debut her latest show 'Midler on the Roof ' at 4:30 pm, Sunday, May 25th at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). The show's musical director and pianist is Steven Ray Watkins, who has created a special arrangement of the Julie Gold classic "From a Distance". With support from her backup singers (and acclaimed vocalists in their own right) Karen Mack and Uraina Collazo, Carly will invite the audience to join in a rousing sing-along of "I'm Beautiful" from Midler's album Bathhouse Betty. Since moving to New York City two years ago, Carly Ozard has headlined distinguished cabaret venues including the Laurie Beechman Theatre and the Iridium with her acclaimed shows Shift Happens and Somebody to Love: My Musical Tribute to Freddie Mercury. Midler on the Roof is directed by Kristine Zbornik, a noted cabaret and Broadway performer and teacher, who has added extra zing to Carly's characteristically candid humor. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SARA ZAHN: "THE CAHN FILM FESTIVAL"

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


NYC: PATRICIA ADAMS - THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'

Patricia Adams presents her show This Joint is Jumpin' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, May 25th at 4:00 pm. Patricia's repertoire returns you to an era of speakeasies, spats and supper clubs - when movies were in black-and-white and jazz was boozy, bluesy and undefined. From the stacks and stacks of wonderful repertoire of Tin Pan Alley and Harlem renaissance, Patricia engages listeners with not so standard standards by known and unknown composers but always with a beat that swings and keeps your toes tappin' and fingers snappin'.
She and her and her accompanist, Steve Wright on piano, promise a fun Sunday afternoon of jazz. Stepping onto a nightclub stage for the first time in 1992 at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, Adams segued to designated show opener there. Many open mics, pro bono gigs, marketing press kits and phone calls later, her venues now attract those who enjoy the jazz and blues standards of the 1930's and '40's. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KAY MATSUKAWA - BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Kay Matsukawa will celebrate her birthday on Sunday, May 25th at 9:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Kay, who began her professional music career at the age 18, honed her vocal skills by sharing live performances and recording sessions with some of Japan's most accomplished artists, including Yuming (Yumi Matsutoya), the best-selling female singer/songwriter in Japan. In 1999, Kay teamed with a guitarist Neo to form FAKiE, a guitar/vocal duo, earning critical praise for their breathtaking performance and high quality sound. In August 2006 they performed at "Imperial Jazz Complex" at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. They rode the momentum of that performance into a nationwide tour, playing at major concert halls. In 2007, Kay was awarded a prestigious Artists' Grant from the Japanese Government, enabling her to moved to New York City to further develop her talent. Kay quickly began making a name for herself following a successful New York debut at the Kitano New York in November 2009. In October 2010, Kay, reunited with Neo, appeared at Zinc Bar as a duo (now called K & Neo) for a sold-out show. They followed that show with another sold-out performance, again at Zinc Bar, in February 2011. She is currently in the process of filming "The Center of the Universe," (scheduled for release in 2014). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BENDELACREME: TERMINALLY DELIGHTFUL

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 contestant BenDeLaCreme makes her New York debut with the premiere of Terminally Delightful at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, May 20th at 9:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at 9:00 pm; Thursday, May 22nd ad 7:00 & 9:00 pm; Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm & midnight; and Saturday & Sunday, May 24th & 25th at midnight. Drag Race exposed the world to BenDeLaCreme - now it's time for BenDeLaCreme to expose herself to you! Terminally Delightful is an intimate evening of story, song featuring BenDeLaCreme's signature high camp hijinks as she peels away the outer layers of artifice to reveal the artifice within. As a performer, emcee, party hostess, and event promoter BenDeLaCreme has appeared in theaters and nightclubs from coast to coast ever since the fateful day in 2002 when she realized that normally unsavory behavior could be dressed up in fancy clothes and called "Performance Art." Formerly based in Chicago, but with lucite heels now planted firmly in Seattle, DeLaCreme combines her background in the performing & visual arts with a love of spectacle, glamour, and Saturday morning cartoons to create a thick sludge of sparkly entertainment certain to stick to your ribs! Tickets are available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.spincycle.com. There is a $22 & $40 (VIP) cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JACKIE BEAT: SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

Jackie Beat, everyone's favorite big and bawdy, bold and ballsy, in-your-face funny "lady" returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday & Sunday, May 24th & 25th with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm with her latest solo comedy. The terrifyingly talented drag star is hard at work on new material, aiming a barrage of f-bombs squarely at iconic pop tunes and other musical crimes against humanity. It will be a blast! Jackie Beat has been wowing unsuspecting audiences since 1989. She has toured with Roseanne Barr as the comic legend's opening act, including a 7-week run at The New York New York in Las Vegas; written for TV (on E!'s Fashion Police starring Joan Rivers, Hype! and The Sci Fi Channel's Tripping The Rift) and collaborated on special material with the like of Roseanne, Rosie O'Donnell and Jennifer Coolidge; appeared in countless TV shows (Sex and the City), movies (Grief, Wigstock The Movie, Flawless, Adam & Steve) and Off-Broadway hits (Valley of the Dolls, Tell-Tale!). She has been named Best Drag Queen by New York Press and Best Live Performance by HX Magazine. Jackie has also been a columnist, lead singer for the electro-rock band, Dirty Sanchez, and the subject of the documentary film My Name is Jackie Beat including commentary from Joan Rivers, Margaret Cho, and Roseanne. She is currently a writer on Hello Ross on E! There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com .

NYC: ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, THE CLUB HARLEM CABARET MUSICAL

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE - The Club Harlem Revue, will be performed on Sunday, May 25th at 3:00 pm at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590). The musical takes place in a time, before the Casinos took over Atlantic City, when nightclubbing was in vogue with leggy show girls, hysterical comedians, and great singers & dancers. The most famous of the clubs on the musical street known as Kentucky Avenue was the Club Harlem. It was thought of as a "black Copacabana" and featured the major black talent of the era with flair, fashion and fantastic stage shows from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This musical revue is set during the Club Harlem dress rehearsal for opening night of the 1969 season. Within our fictional show, there is a love triangle between the MC, the lead show girl, and the featured female singer. The show features an original score true to the era, interspersed with classic songs from the 60s. The show stars Ty Stephens, Cheryl Freeman, Andricka Hall and features Lee Summers as comedian Slappy Black with special guest artist, Jeree Wade as singer, Damita Jo. Also appearing are Dancers (in alphabetical order) Donna Clark, Gregory J. Hanks, Mindy Haywood, Cassandra Palacio Renee Ternier, and two additional Male Dancers. The Musicians are Frank Owens, Wilbur Bascomb, Richard Cummings, Jr. and Damon Duewhite. The show concept was written & developed by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens. Original music is by Ty Stephens, Frank Owens, Branice McKenzie, Wilbur Bascomb, Adam Wade and Jeree Wade. The Musical Direction is by Frank Owens. The Choreography is by Ty Stephens with Swing Dance Choreography by Mickey Davidson. Showgirl Consultant is Betty Jo and Creative Consultant is Russ Weatherford. Costumes created by Ty Stephens and Pearl Williams. ON KENTUCKY AVENUE captures the feel and aura of the club, based on experiences of Adam and Jeree Wade who performed there during different eras - 30 years apart and were witnesses to much of the backstage intrigues that took place nightly. This new musical, which has been in development for the past 2 1/2 years is presented by Robert R. Blume, Songbirds Unlimited Productions, Peter Martin/Rick Newman in association with J.R. Knauf, Marshall N. Warner & Step Forward Entertainment. Jazz producing legend, Cobi Narita is Associate Producer. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged returns once more to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, May 25th at 7:00 pm. The show features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore! Come join the party! There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ASPECTS OF ANDREW: LLOYD WEBBER AT 54 BELOW

On Sunday, May 25th at 9:30 pm, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will salute the artistry of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, the celebrated composer who has left an indelible mark on Broadway, the West End & popular music. Cats. The Phantom of the Opera. Evita. Jesus Christ Superstar. Starlight Express. Sunset Boulevard. Aspects of Love. Song & Dance .... the list goes on. Aspects of Andrew runs the gamut from the humor of Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat & By Jeeves, to the high flying (adored) diva tunes that populate some of the most beloved musicals of the past half century. Special Guest is Tony Winner Alice Ripley. Also performing: Lucia Spina, Jessica Vosk, Harris Doran, Trent Armand Kendall, John Treacy Egan, Sarah Rice. Brian Charles Rooney, Leenya Rideout, Nicholas Rodriguez, Claybourne Elder and Emily Bergl. There is a $30-$40 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: SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE

59E59 Theaters presents the US premiere of SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE, created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole, performed by Mr. Green, with musical arrangement and accompaniment by Mr. Shrubsole. The show explores paths un-trod, mistakes repeated, and ridiculous responses to an ever-changing world. Simon Green and David Shrubsole cast their gaze over life's rude awakenings. Reteaming after their Drama Desk-nominated Traveling Light, Green and Shrubsole concoct a theatrical marriage of words and music that transports audiences to a former, more innocent incarnation of themselves. Simon Green: So, This Then Is Life begins performances at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesday, May 20th for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 1st. Simon's cabarets, with musical director and arranger, David Shrubsole, are familiar in London's major cabaret venues and have played New York at Feinstein's, The Metropolitan Room, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and the 59E59 TheatersPress opening is Thursday, May 22 at 7:15 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:15 pm; Friday at 8:15 pm; Saturday at 2:15 & 8:15 pm; and Sunday at 3:15 & 7:15 pm. Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

NYC: THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY FEATURING CHARLES TURNER

This Sunday, May 25th, the weekly Birdland Jazz Party will feature jazz vocalist Charles Turner, at 6:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Charles Turner was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and began his musical journey at the young age of 3. With his father who is an accomplished musician, and mother who was a choir director at church, it was very evident from the beginning that a great career in music was apart of his destiny. Charles' love for Jazz began in High school when he joined and perfumed in the Downbeat winning Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He was then awarded a full scholarship at the Prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma where he studied and performed and perform with Grammy Award winning drummer and educator Terri Lynn Carrington, Dave Samuels, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Joanne Brackeen. He received his Bachelor of Music in 2010. Charles then decided to relocate to New York City in 2011, to pursue his dream of becoming one of the great jazz singers of his generation, and he has already begun the path of success. Being regular with his band at Jazz At Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, performing at famed NYC Smoke jazz club and Zinc bar with many other great musicians. 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: BENNY GOLSON QUARTET AT THE BLUE NOTE

Benny Golson Quartet will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, May 23rd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Benny Golson is a talented composer/arranger whose tenor playing has continued to evolve with time. After attending Howard University (1947-1950) he worked in Philadelphia with Bull Moose Jackson's R&B band (1951) at a time when it included one of his writing influences, Tadd Dameron on piano. Golson played with Dameron for a period in 1953, followed by stints with Lionel Hampton (1953-1954), and Johnny Hodges and Earl Bostic (1954-1956). He came to prominence while with Dizzy Gillespie's globetrotting big band (1956-1958), as much for his writing as for his tenor playing (the latter was most influenced by Don Byas and Lucky Thompson). Golson wrote such standards as "I Remember Clifford" (for the late Clifford Brown), "Killer Joe," "Stablemates," "Whisper Not," "Along Came Betty," and "Blues March" during 1956-1960. His stay with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1958-1959) was significant, and during 1959-1962 he co-led the Jazztet with Art Farmer. From that point on Golson gradually drifted away from jazz and concentrated more on working in the studios and with orchestras including spending a couple of years in Europe (1964-1966). Golson has recorded consistently rewarding albums (many for Japanese labels) since that time including a reunion with Art Farmer and Curtis Fuller in a newJazztet. Through the years he has recorded as a leader for Contemporary, Riverside, United Artists, New Jazz, Argo, Mercury, and Dreyfus among others. There is a $25-$35 cover.

NYC: STEVE WILSON AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson will return THE VILLAGE VANGUARD (178 Seventh Avenue South, NYC - 212-255-4037) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. On the final two days of the visit (May 24th and 25th,) he will record a long-awaited live album, featuring his core band• 'Wilsonian's Grain' with Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo and Bill Stewart. The uniqueness of Wilsonian's Grain is in the repertoire of Wilson originals, tunes from each member of the band, and the off-the-beaten-path tunes they play. Their interpretations of this repertoire, from this wonderfully disparate mixture of influences that each musician brings to the stage, are performed with absolute abandon and great sense of adventure. Steve plans to play and record material he's writing for the occasion, as well as "Well You Needn't (Monk), the tone poem "Santa Catarina" (Pascoal Hermeto), "Patterns" (Joe Chambers) and "If I Were a Wind of Spring," by the young composer Migiwa Miyajima. There is a $25-$30 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: BEN WOLFE QUINTET FEATURING NICHOLAS PAYTON

The Ben Wolfe Quartet (With Ben Wolfe, bass; Dave Kikoski, piano; Donald Edwards, drums; Stacy Dillard, tenor and soprano saxophone; and Nicholas Payton, trumpet) wil perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 22nd through 25th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Ben Wolfe is a seasoned bassist-composer who has won critical praise for his eclectic work, which has ranged from a 25-minute suite for double quartet, to a short film soundtrack. Including his recent MAXJAZZ release "From Here I See," Wolfe has released seven CDs comprised solely of his original music. Early in his career, Wolfe formed a duo with Harry Connick, Jr., working together on numerous albums and world tours. He was then a part of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Diana Krall's touring band (he can be heard on her GRAMMY(r) Award-winning When I Look In Your Eyes), and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Wolfe will be joined at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola by a special guest: GRAMMY(r) Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton. There is a $35-$45 cover.

TORONTO: SUNDAY NIGHT CABARET WITH JULIE MICHELS

Jazz vocalist Julie Michels will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, May 25th at 7:00 pm. As a baby, Julie Michels hummed in key with the radio and she hasn't stopped since! Her musical journey has seen her studying with Jazz bass legend, Richard Davis and singing in Europe, and all over North America. She's settled in Toronto, and has become an important member of the Toronto Jazz scene known for her ability to vocalize soulfully while telling the story of a song flows effortlessly. Julie has performed, toured and recorded with Kevin Barrett, George Koller, Ottawa's Chelsea Bridge, the MCCT Choir (Diane Leah, Musical Director) and her own bands, Sutra and Parlay. One of her greatest honours was to perform at the State Funeral for the late, Jack Layton, Leader of the NDP of Canada.
For this performance, Julie will be joined by one of the finest pianists in the country: David Restivo. There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: IN THE JAZZ CELLAR: JAZZED UP WITH JEREMY WALMSLEY

Actor/ Singer/ Dancer/ Musician Jeremy Walmsley will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) in the 3rd floor "Jazz Cellar" Lounge on Sunday, May 25th at 8:00 pm. Walmsley is based in Toronto but originally hails from Winnipeg. Jeremy has performed on stages all across Canada and the US. He also has been seen on TV shows such as Todd and the book of Pure Evil and Less Than Kind. Jremy's music life is a mix of Jazz, R&B, Pop, Soul and Blues. Ranging from vocals, guitar, piano, bass and his first love, percussion. He is inspired by rhythm and infuses it in all aspects of his music. There is a $10 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: SHARON CLARK "MISBEHAVING"

Washington, D.C. standout Sharon Clark will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Sunday, May 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Sharon has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the U.S. and Europe. Ms. Clark makes her debut in Israel this spring as part of another multi-country tour. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: LEGENDS OF JAZZ SERIES WITH RON CARTER

Ron Carter will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday through Sunday, May 23rd through 25th at 7:30 pm as part of the Legends of Jazz series. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. In the early 1960s he performed throughout the United States in concert halls and nightclubs with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy. He later toured Europe with Cannonball Adderley. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: MINAS PRESENTS TRIBUTE TO SERGIO MENDES AND BRASIL 66

The exciting sounds of Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 will come to life at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on May 25th at 7:30 pm as the Philadelphia-based Brazilian group Minas performs. One can expect to hear hits such as Mais Que Nada, Pretty World, Upa Neguinho, Fool on the Hill, Like a Lover, Night and Day, Tristeza, The Look of Love, and others, including one of the few songs Mendes and Brasil 66's lead singer Lani Hall wrote together, the beautiful and lush So Many Stars. Minas was very much influenced by Brasil 66 in the early days. The group will be performing Sergio's arrangements, as well as providing a taste of the original Brazilian/Portuguese version of most songs. Orlando Haddad and Patricia King formed Minas in 1978 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. They proceeded to play all over the eastern United States before moving to Brazil, where they lived, entertained and traveled, absorbing the essence of Brazilian culture. In 1984 Orlando and Patricia returned to the United States, performing and recording extensively, building their reputation as one of the most sought-after Brazilian groups of its kind. There is a $20 cover.


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LONDON: EVE FERRET 'FABARET!' RETURNS TO CRAZY COQS

Eve Ferret's FABARET! returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Sunday, May 25th at 8:00 pm. One of the most original performers on the stage today, oft likened to the Marx Brothers (all of them at the same time, except the silent one), Eve's Fabaret is a life enhancing mix of her own original songs and a completely unexpected choice of material that has audiences giving her standing ovations for her ebullience, wit and energy in a show full of chaos and nostalgia. Eve has music and performance in her veins via her Uncle Pierre Ferret who played with Django Reinhardt in the Hot Jazz Club of France. As an actress Eve has performed in David Bowie's Jazzin for Blue Jean video and in Absolute Beginners, Foreign Body and Gene Wilder's Haunted Honeymoon, as well as on television. Eve has long been a part of the London cultural scene, from singing at the infamous Blitz Club to hosting the Alternative Miss World alongside artist Andrew Logan. Accompanying Eve is the outstanding guitar virtuoso Roddy Matthews. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: THE PHEASANTRY PRESENTS 5 IN THE BAR

Following on from their sensational sell-out shows at Maidstone ... the cool sounds of 5 In The Bar make their Pheasantry debut on Sunday, May 25th at 8:00 pm at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017). They will present a tribute to jazz and swing from the great American songbook with standards of yesteryear to standards of today from Sinatra to Buble. This new band is made up of top musicians from all over the south east with a wealth of experience in TV, Radio and recording work. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BRONWYN RUCKER RETURNS WITH 'A SUBWAY NAMED DESIRE'

Bronwyn Rucker returns with her classic show 'A Subway Named Desire' on Saturdays, May 24th & 31st at 4:00 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). Originally created in 1980, Bronwyn's seminal cabaret defining the Stanley, Stella and Blanche sides of her personality, features original music by Bronwyn and her musical director Woody Regan, plus popular standards. 'Subway' remains the vanguard of performance art cabaret! There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA
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2014 Bistro Award Winning Vickie Phillips returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with her show about Brel, Weill, and Aznavour. Gerry Dieffenbach serves as musical director. Performances are scheduled for Saturday, May 24th at 6:00 pm; Saturday, June 7th at 4:00 pm; Saturday, July 12th at 6:00 pm; and Saturday, July 26th at 5:30 pm. For Vickie Phillips, the award-winning singer/actress continues her musical journey celebrating her 80th birthday with her three songwriting heroes. With the internationally acclaimed songs of Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, and Charles Aznavour, Vickie creates miniature portraits of the wonderful life we all share. Through the words and music of these masters, Vickie tells us of the journey she is still on, and her deepest personal dreams. This show captures the charm, the intimacy, the tragedy, and the magic of life's great odyssey. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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NYC: BRONWYN RUCKER RETURNS WITH 'A SUBWAY NAMED DESIRE'

Bronwyn Rucker returns with her classic show 'A Subway Named Desire' on Saturdays, May 24th & 31st at 4:00 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). Originally created in 1980, Bronwyn's seminal cabaret defining the Stanley, Stella and Blanche sides of her personality, features original music by Bronwyn and her musical director Woody Regan, plus popular standards. 'Subway' remains the vanguard of performance art cabaret! There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA
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2014 Bistro Award Winning Vickie Phillips returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with her show about Brel, Weill, and Aznavour. Gerry Dieffenbach serves as musical director. Performances are scheduled for Saturday, May 24th at 6:00 pm; Saturday, June 7th at 4:00 pm; Saturday, July 12th at 6:00 pm; and Saturday, July 26th at 5:30 pm. For Vickie Phillips, the award-winning singer/actress continues her musical journey celebrating her 80th birthday with her three songwriting heroes. With the internationally acclaimed songs of Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, and Charles Aznavour, Vickie creates miniature portraits of the wonderful life we all share. Through the words and music of these masters, Vickie tells us of the journey she is still on, and her deepest personal dreams. This show captures the charm, the intimacy, the tragedy, and the magic of life's great odyssey. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

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

NYC: JANICE & VINNIE ZUMMO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Janice & Vinnie Zummo will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 24th at 4:00 pm. They are joined by Cameron Brown and Ray Marchica. Janice has long been a staple in the NYC club scene. She is a very accomplished singer song writer and together with Vinnie has recorded over 6 albums including the latest one Jazz Album. She possess a voice capable of great emotion. Vinnie is best known for his 7 years with the Joe Jackson Band, being a top call NYC session player, arranger, producer as well as his putting out his own very eclectic solo albums. He's guested on albums by such diverse acts as Roger Daltrey, Shawn Colvin, Mike Mainieri, Paul Carack and many others. Vinnie's version of Jingle Bells can be heard in the recent smash movie Ironman3 .and he recenly wrote two songs for the popular Ray Donovan TV show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ALEXIS COLE CELEBRATES HOAGY CARMICHAEL

Alexis Cole celebrates the life and music of Hoagy Carmichael at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 24th at 7:00 pm. Her show will be filled with songs both familiar and new, and stories about Hoagy and his compositions. Award-winning jazz vocalist Alexis Cole has made an impressive impact on audiences ever since she first took the stage as a teenager. Born in New York City, and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Alexis came from a musical family on both sides, so it was only natural that she had begun to perform at the Ritz Hotel in South Beach when still in high school, rapidly earning a reputation as one of the most talented young singers in town. After graduating from the New World School of the Arts- a prestigious performing arts HS and College, She went on to enroll in the University of Miami's Jazz Studies program with the help of a YoungArts Scholarship, and finished her undergraduate studies at under the tutelage of Rufus Reid and Nancy Marano at William Paterson University in NJ, and her graduate studies with Antonio Hart and David Berkman at Queens College in NY. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: GREG DAYTON'S APPLEJACK ACOUSTIC JAM

Greg Dayton and friends will present an evening of folk to funky blues as his Applejack Acoustic Jam returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 24th at 9:30 pm. If you love acoustic music from classic blues to folk, rock, soul and jazz and want to hear established artists and exciting original music on the New York scene in a spontaneous context this is your place to hang out. You no longer have to go downtown to do it! To top it off there will be special drinks served with a select Applejack distilled on an apple farm right here in upstate New York. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BENDELACREME: TERMINALLY DELIGHTFUL

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 contestant BenDeLaCreme makes her New York debut with the premiere of Terminally Delightful at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, May 20th at 9:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at 9:00 pm; Thursday, May 22nd ad 7:00 & 9:00 pm; Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm & midnight; and Saturday & Sunday, May 24th & 25th at midnight. Drag Race exposed the world to BenDeLaCreme - now it's time for BenDeLaCreme to expose herself to you! Terminally Delightful is an intimate evening of story, song featuring BenDeLaCreme's signature high camp hijinks as she peels away the outer layers of artifice to reveal the artifice within. As a performer, emcee, party hostess, and event promoter BenDeLaCreme has appeared in theaters and nightclubs from coast to coast ever since the fateful day in 2002 when she realized that normally unsavory behavior could be dressed up in fancy clothes and called "Performance Art." Formerly based in Chicago, but with lucite heels now planted firmly in Seattle, DeLaCreme combines her background in the performing & visual arts with a love of spectacle, glamour, and Saturday morning cartoons to create a thick sludge of sparkly entertainment certain to stick to your ribs! Tickets are available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.spincycle.com. There is a $22 & $40 (VIP) cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JACKIE BEAT: SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

Jackie Beat, everyone's favorite big and bawdy, bold and ballsy, in-your-face funny "lady" returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday & Sunday, May 24th & 25th with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm with her latest solo comedy. The terrifyingly talented drag star is hard at work on new material, aiming a barrage of f-bombs squarely at iconic pop tunes and other musical crimes against humanity. It will be a blast! Jackie Beat has been wowing unsuspecting audiences since 1989. She has toured with Roseanne Barr as the comic legend's opening act, including a 7-week run at The New York New York in Las Vegas; written for TV (on E!'s Fashion Police starring Joan Rivers, Hype! and The Sci Fi Channel's Tripping The Rift) and collaborated on special material with the like of Roseanne, Rosie O'Donnell and Jennifer Coolidge; appeared in countless TV shows (Sex and the City), movies (Grief, Wigstock The Movie, Flawless, Adam & Steve) and Off-Broadway hits (Valley of the Dolls, Tell-Tale!). She has been named Best Drag Queen by New York Press and Best Live Performance by HX Magazine. Jackie has also been a columnist, lead singer for the electro-rock band, Dirty Sanchez, and the subject of the documentary film My Name is Jackie Beat including commentary from Joan Rivers, Margaret Cho, and Roseanne. She is currently a writer on Hello Ross on E! There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com .

NYC: BURLESQUE IDOL AT STAGE 72

Coming straight from five successful years in London's prestigious West End, and a national tour of Australia, the UK's biggest burlesque competition, Burlesque Idol, is now coming to New York and STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Saturday, May 24th at 7:00 pm. Burlesque Idol is a high-energy and deliciously entertaining evening, jam packed with talent, humor and audience participation. Every show features a dazzling array of rising burlesque talents, a comedian host, and 3 judges comprised of promoters, producers, and world-renowned burlesque artists. Upon entry each guest receives a ballot and the chance to see your vote make it to the top! The winner of every show goes home with a fabulous array of prizes, including a professional photo shoot, champagne, tassels, and the chance to compete at the grand finale! 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: THE SKIVVIES RETURN TO 54 BELOW

The undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, May 23rd & 24th at 11:00 pm. The Skivvies don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined on Saturday, the 24th by special guest starsLauren Worsham, Matt Doyle, Christopher J. Hanke, Margo Seibert, Steel Burkhardt, Asmeret Ghebremichael, and Lesli Margherita who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection. There is a $30-40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE

59E59 Theaters presents the US premiere of SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE, created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole, performed by Mr. Green, with musical arrangement and accompaniment by Mr. Shrubsole. The show explores paths un-trod, mistakes repeated, and ridiculous responses to an ever-changing world. Simon Green and David Shrubsole cast their gaze over life's rude awakenings. Reteaming after their Drama Desk-nominated Traveling Light, Green and Shrubsole concoct a theatrical marriage of words and music that transports audiences to a former, more innocent incarnation of themselves. Simon Green: So, This Then Is Life begins performances at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesday, May 20th for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 1st. Simon's cabarets, with musical director and arranger, David Shrubsole, are familiar in London's major cabaret venues and have played New York at Feinstein's, The Metropolitan Room, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and the 59E59 TheatersPress opening is Thursday, May 22 at 7:15 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:15 pm; Friday at 8:15 pm; Saturday at 2:15 & 8:15 pm; and Sunday at 3:15 & 7:15 pm. Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

NYC: HAL LINDEN AT THE CARLYLE

Hal Linden, 83, brings his one-man show, "Hal Linden Live in Concert," to THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th with performances at 8:45 pm. Best known as Barney Miller, the eponymous star of the 1970s sitcom in which he played the down-to-earth captain of a police precinct in Greenwich Village, Linden has appeared in 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. In addition to playing "Sing, Sing, Sing" (made famous by Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa) and other songs on the clarinet, he will croon Broadway hits, including "In My Own Lifetime" from "The Rothschilds," backed by a seven-piece band. There is a $70-$130 cover ($50-$60 at bar) cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: BARBARA CARROLL SATURDAYS AT BIRDLAND

NYC Cabaret/Jazz icon Barbara Carroll performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturdays, May 24th & 31st at 6:00 pm. She is joined by her long-time bassist Jay Leonhart. Barbara Carroll's still evolving career as a jazz pianist began when she played her first New York engagement opposite Dizzy Gillespie's big band at the Downbeat Club in 1947. A thrilling if a trifle unsettling debut for a young female pianist from Worcester, Massachusetts who began playing the piano at five and who's family was wise enough to give her lessons that provided her with a basic knowledge of classical technique. In 1978, she was booked into the Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle hotel for a two week engagement - and stayed for twenty five years. It was at the Carlyle that she began to feature her singing as an integral part of her performances. Following her 25 years at the Carlyle, she is well into another long run in the famous Oak Room at New York's Algonquin Hotel, making a significant and successful effort to incorporate jazz playing into a cabaret venue. Other recent engagements have included concerts at Philharmonic Hall in Naples, Florida, the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, concerts at the Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as well as twelve sold out performances at Dizzy's Club, at Jazz at Lincoln Center. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: KARRIN ALLYSON AT BIRDLAND

Multiple Grammy nominated singer and pianist Karrin Allyson will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. May 2011 marked a milestone for Karrin Allyson and Concord Jazz - the release of Round Midnight, the thirteenth album in a series dating back to her 1992 debut album "I Didn't Know About You." Everyone is marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonius and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. What unites this wide world of music - brings it together and makes sense of it all - is Karrin Allyson's warmth and depth. She's not just singing a lyric, she's telling you her story. And then that becomes your story. You hear the music from the inside out. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BENNY GOLSON QUARTET AT THE BLUE NOTE

Benny Golson Quartet will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, May 23rd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Benny Golson is a talented composer/arranger whose tenor playing has continued to evolve with time. After attending Howard University (1947-1950) he worked in Philadelphia with Bull Moose Jackson's R&B band (1951) at a time when it included one of his writing influences, Tadd Dameron on piano. Golson played with Dameron for a period in 1953, followed by stints with Lionel Hampton (1953-1954), and Johnny Hodges and Earl Bostic (1954-1956). He came to prominence while with Dizzy Gillespie's globetrotting big band (1956-1958), as much for his writing as for his tenor playing (the latter was most influenced by Don Byas and Lucky Thompson). Golson wrote such standards as "I Remember Clifford" (for the late Clifford Brown), "Killer Joe," "Stablemates," "Whisper Not," "Along Came Betty," and "Blues March" during 1956-1960. His stay with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1958-1959) was significant, and during 1959-1962 he co-led the Jazztet with Art Farmer. From that point on Golson gradually drifted away from jazz and concentrated more on working in the studios and with orchestras including spending a couple of years in Europe (1964-1966). Golson has recorded consistently rewarding albums (many for Japanese labels) since that time including a reunion with Art Farmer and Curtis Fuller in a newJazztet. Through the years he has recorded as a leader for Contemporary, Riverside, United Artists, New Jazz, Argo, Mercury, and Dreyfus among others. There is a $25-$35 cover.

NYC: STEVE WILSON AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson will return THE VILLAGE VANGUARD (178 Seventh Avenue South, NYC - 212-255-4037) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. On the final two days of the visit (May 24th and 25th,) he will record a long-awaited live album, featuring his core band• 'Wilsonian's Grain' with Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo and Bill Stewart. The uniqueness of Wilsonian's Grain is in the repertoire of Wilson originals, tunes from each member of the band, and the off-the-beaten-path tunes they play. Their interpretations of this repertoire, from this wonderfully disparate mixture of influences that each musician brings to the stage, are performed with absolute abandon and great sense of adventure. Steve plans to play and record material he's writing for the occasion, as well as "Well You Needn't (Monk), the tone poem "Santa Catarina" (Pascoal Hermeto), "Patterns" (Joe Chambers) and "If I Were a Wind of Spring," by the young composer Migiwa Miyajima. There is a $25-$30 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: BEN WOLFE QUINTET FEATURING NICHOLAS PAYTON

The Ben Wolfe Quartet (With Ben Wolfe, bass; Dave Kikoski, piano; Donald Edwards, drums; Stacy Dillard, tenor and soprano saxophone; and Nicholas Payton, trumpet) wil perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 22nd through 25th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Ben Wolfe is a seasoned bassist-composer who has won critical praise for his eclectic work, which has ranged from a 25-minute suite for double quartet, to a short film soundtrack. Including his recent MAXJAZZ release "From Here I See," Wolfe has released seven CDs comprised solely of his original music. Early in his career, Wolfe formed a duo with Harry Connick, Jr., working together on numerous albums and world tours. He was then a part of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Diana Krall's touring band (he can be heard on her GRAMMY(r) Award-winning When I Look In Your Eyes), and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Wolfe will be joined at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola by a special guest: GRAMMY(r) Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton. There is a $35-$45 cover.

TORONTO: MIKE MURLEY TRIO CD RELEASE AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Mike Murley Trio will release their new CD 'Looking Back' at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 22nd through 24th at 9:00 pm. "Looking Back", a new trio album from saxophonist Mike Murley, continues in the tradition of his two Juno award winning recordings featuring bassist Steve Wallace and guitarist Ed Bickert. Reg Schwager has replaced the now retired Bickert and brings his own subtle yet potent style to the music without radically changing the sound of the group. Always swinging and lyrical, this is mainstream chamber jazz at its best. There is a $15 cover.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SANDOR SCHWISBERG

Sandor Schwisberg, a 19 year-old pianist and composer from Richmond Hill, Ontario, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Friday, May 22nd through 24th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Seriers. Sandor first took up the piano at the age of 6, studying classical music through the Royal Conservatory. Since then he has performed all over Ontario in a variety of musical settings, including jazz groups, pit orchestras, R&B, alternative rock, and heavy metal bands. Sandor is a graduate of Unionville high school's Arts York music program, where he had many opportunities to perform solo and in collaboration with other musicians, visual artists, actors and dancers. Over the years, he has had the privilege of studying with some of Canada's finest pianists, including Ruben Vazquez, Nancy Walker, Cameron Chu, Brian Dickinson, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duren. Sandor is currently enrolled in his second year of the Humber College Bachelor of Contemporary Music program. No cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: LEGENDS OF JAZZ SERIES WITH RON CARTER

Ron Carter will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday through Sunday, May 23rd through 25th at 7:30 pm as part of the Legends of Jazz series. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. In the early 1960s he performed throughout the United States in concert halls and nightclubs with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy. He later toured Europe with Cannonball Adderley. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: LENA SEIKALY "SINGS DUKE ELLINGTON"

Lena Seikaly will perform her show 'Sings Duke Ellington' at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 ) on Saturday, May 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Lena Seikalyis a fresh voice on the national jazz scene from Washington, D.C. Lena is already making her mark as both a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an innovator in contemporary vocal jazz styles. She was a Strathmore Artist-In-Residence in 2009, and is an alum of the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency in Washington, D.C. and Jazz Aspen Snowmass program in Aspen, CO, directed by Christian McBride. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA MD: BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY - RATTLE THEM BONES

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings his show Rattle Them Bones to BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday, May 24th at 8:30 pm. 2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's remarkable arrival onto the music scene. In it's first years, having secured their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world - in the middle of the grunge era, no less - that it was still cool to swing, big band style. Today the high-energy nine-piece ensemble continues the party and takes things to the next level with the release of Rattle Them Bones, the follow-up CD to the much lauded 2009 release, How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway, Rattle Them Bones still urges their millions of fans worldwide to shake and move to their inimitable grooves while also expanding their horizons with new musical inspiration and influence.


LOS ANGELES: MARK CHRISTIAN MILLER AT THE GARDENIA

Jazz vocalist Mark Christian Miller will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Saturday, March 24th at 9:00 pm. Miller has recently been working in artist management and booking with some of the top names in jazz and Latin jazz. He first came to the attention of jazz critics as a vocalist himself when he was a music major at Los Angeles City College. Mr. Miller has recorded with Page Cavanaugh and Betty Bryant, and has shared the stage with artists from Anita O'Day to Hubert Laws. He returns to the Gardenia with an all-star trio, performing new arrangements of songs representing an eclectic mix of composers. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: RAY PARKER JR. AT YOSHI'S

Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, and Producer Ray Parker Jr. will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, May 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. While he is perhaps best known for the No. 1 smash hit "Ghostbusters," Ray Parker, Jr. has enjoyed quite a versatile career, not only as a much sought-after guitarist, but with a number of other hits to his credit, as a performer, songwriter and producer. A Detroit native, Parker Jr. started out at 13 in the legendary Motown studios then continued his professional career at 18 as a member of Stevie Wonder's band. Ray moved on, creating his own band "Raydio" and then continued his chart topping career as a solo artist. He has had 24 Billboard Top 40 and R&B hits and has penned an impressive catalog of songs that have been recorded by Rufus and Chaka Khan, Barry White, Love Unlimited Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Nancy Wilson, Patty Labelle, The New Edition, Diana Ross, Cheryl Lynn, Brick, Teddy Pendergrass, Leo Sayer and Coolio. There is a $29-$39 cover.

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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: GARY WILLIAMS AT CRAZY COQS

The incredibly popular and charming Gary Williams returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th for his fourth run, with a brand new show celebrating the life and music of the unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole. There are so many wonderful songs in Nat Cole's repertoire and Gary will be including favourites like Let There Be Love, Stay As Sweet As You Are, Route 66, When I Fall In Love, Orange Coloured Sky and Straighten Up And Fly Right. Williams has previously paid tribute to Nat Cole in Tokyo and Australia as well as with some of the UK's great orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the CBSO and the Northern Sinfonia. Gary will be accompanied by his Musical Director Matt Regan (BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Radio 3).

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


LONDON: THE CHILLBILLIES AT THE PHEASANTRY

The Chillbillies will be making their return to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, May 24th at 8:30 pm. The Chillbillies represent some of the best 'gigging' musicians in the region. The styles covered in the Chillbillies unique way represent a broad spectrum of genres gained from the line-up's wealth of experience gained locally, nationally and internationally through sessions, gigs, tours and shows with many varied acts. This culminates in what you'll see and hear from toe-tapping jazz to foot stomping soul, RnB, Ska, funk and classic grooves. 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.

NYC: "A ONE, A TWO, A ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR" THE BROADWAY FOUR ENCORE

After selling out earlier this month The Broadway Four will present an Encore Performance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 23rd at 9:30 pm. The Broadway Four is a singing quartet made up of four dynamic men - Thomas Dieter, Tom Guthrie, Johnny Hager and Michael Osso - who each bring a wide range of skills and experiences to their performances. The group showcases a mix of Broadway, pop and contemporary music with innovative, rousing arrangements by James Horan. Produced and directed by veteran actor Skie Ocasio, The Broadway Four is known for its ability to connect with audiences, telling enthralling stories through song. Watching a show by The Broadway Four is like spending an evening being entertained by the closest of friends. Whether they are performing in an intimate setting or on a major stage, the gentlemen of The Broadway Four create powerful connections with one another and every member of the audience. Talented musicians and expert interpreters of songs, they allow you to hear the piece as if for the first time and come away from the experience invigorated, joyful and moved. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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: "A ONE, A TWO, A ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR" THE BROADWAY FOUR ENCORE

After selling out earlier this month The Broadway Four will present an Encore Performance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 23rd at 9:30 pm. The Broadway Four is a singing quartet made up of four dynamic men - Thomas Dieter, Tom Guthrie, Johnny Hager and Michael Osso - who each bring a wide range of skills and experiences to their performances. The group showcases a mix of Broadway, pop and contemporary music with innovative, rousing arrangements by James Horan. Produced and directed by veteran actor Skie Ocasio, The Broadway Four is known for its ability to connect with audiences, telling enthralling stories through song. Watching a show by The Broadway Four is like spending an evening being entertained by the closest of friends. Whether they are performing in an intimate setting or on a major stage, the gentlemen of The Broadway Four create powerful connections with one another and every member of the audience. Talented musicians and expert interpreters of songs, they allow you to hear the piece as if for the first time and come away from the experience invigorated, joyful and moved. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CHRISTIAN FIGUEROA WITH ROMANCE

Christian Figueroa brings his show "Romance", a collection of soaring ballads, Latin love songs, and Broadway hits, to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm. Jason Loffredo will join him on piano. Puerto Rican singer and actor Christian Figueroa is a graduate from Syracuse University and received his Masters in Opera Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Christian has delighted audiences with his unique combination of vocal and dramatic skills in performances ranging from the stage to the recital hall. Christian recently returned to NYC where he has been recording & performing for Carnegie Hall in LINK UP: THE ORCHESTRA ROCKS concerts. Christian also sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park in Boston representing the Peace Corps for its 50th Anniversary Celebration. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: COME HOME AMERICA TOUR LAUNCHES AT THE CUTTING ROOM

On Friday, May 23rd, of Memorial Day weekend, Marcus Goldhaber will officially launch The Come Home America Tour here in NYC at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900). At this concert, Marcus will premier an entire evening of original songs all based on varied experiences of our active duty soldiers, our veterans and their families. He will be backed by a 6-piece rock band as he honors and celebrates our veterans along with the many visiting members of our military during Fleet Week NY. In support of this concert Marcus has just released a new music video for "Come Home America." Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: BENDELACREME: TERMINALLY DELIGHTFUL

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 contestant BenDeLaCreme makes her New York debut with the premiere of Terminally Delightful at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, May 20th at 9:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at 9:00 pm; Thursday, May 22nd ad 7:00 & 9:00 pm; Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm & midnight; and Saturday & Sunday, May 24th & 25th at midnight. Drag Race exposed the world to BenDeLaCreme - now it's time for BenDeLaCreme to expose herself to you! Terminally Delightful is an intimate evening of story, song featuring BenDeLaCreme's signature high camp hijinks as she peels away the outer layers of artifice to reveal the artifice within. As a performer, emcee, party hostess, and event promoter BenDeLaCreme has appeared in theaters and nightclubs from coast to coast ever since the fateful day in 2002 when she realized that normally unsavory behavior could be dressed up in fancy clothes and called "Performance Art." Formerly based in Chicago, but with lucite heels now planted firmly in Seattle, DeLaCreme combines her background in the performing & visual arts with a love of spectacle, glamour, and Saturday morning cartoons to create a thick sludge of sparkly entertainment certain to stick to your ribs! Tickets are available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.spincycle.com. There is a $22 & $40 (VIP) cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TWO SINGING DOCTORS WITH A PRESCRIPTION FOR LAUGHTER!

"Damaged Care," The Musical Comedy about Health Care in America, written and performed by The Singing Doctors: Greg LaGana, M.D., and Barry Levy, M.D., returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788), with performances on Saturday & Sunday, May 24th & 25th at 3:00 pm. Musical direction and original music is by Brad Ross, and the show is directed by Michael Schiralli. Greg and Barry were medical school classmates at Cornell Medical College in New York in the late 1960'. Greg is an internist at Merck and Schering-Plough pharmaceutical companies in New Jersey, and Barry is a specialist in occupational and environmental medicine and an Adjunct Professor at Tufts Medical School. Damaged Care highlights issues of great concern to health professionals and the general public, including managed care, reduced insurance coverage, the dehumanization of health care, hospital mergers, the inadequate emphasis on prevention, "cost containment," medical errors, and the threat of "superbugs" and Obamacare. "Damaged Care" has been performed 130 times in 28 states and Canada since 1996. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: 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: PREGNANCY PACT THE MUSICAL IN CONCERT

Julia Meinwald and Gordon Leary's Pregnancy Pact returns to New York for one night at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, May 23rd at 8:30 pm. Inspired by the infamous (if apocryphal) pact forged by high school girls in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Pregnancy Pact received its world-premiere production at the Weston Playhouse after being seen at Ars Nova, the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, and the 2011 NAMT Festival of New Works. Members of the Weston cast, some special guests, and a six-piece band will come together to sing (read as: belt) about making friends, making love, making a family, and making a sex tape. Cast includes: Krystina Alabado, Ally Bonino, Ellen Condon, Amy Linden, Lauren Marcus, Allison Posner, Phoebe Strole, Emily Walton and more TBA. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE SKIVVIES RETURN TO 54 BELOW

The undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, May 23rd & 24th at 11:00 pm. The Skivvies don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. They will be joined on Friday, the 23rd by special guest stars Alice Ripley, Keala Settle, Betsy Wolfe, Adam Kantor, Jason Tam, Steel Burkhardt, Asmeret Ghebremichael, and Lesli Margherita who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection. There is a $30-40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE

59E59 Theaters presents the US premiere of SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE, created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole, performed by Mr. Green, with musical arrangement and accompaniment by Mr. Shrubsole. The show explores paths un-trod, mistakes repeated, and ridiculous responses to an ever-changing world. Simon Green and David Shrubsole cast their gaze over life's rude awakenings. Reteaming after their Drama Desk-nominated Traveling Light, Green and Shrubsole concoct a theatrical marriage of words and music that transports audiences to a former, more innocent incarnation of themselves. Simon Green: So, This Then Is Life begins performances at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesday, May 20th for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 1st. Simon's cabarets, with musical director and arranger, David Shrubsole, are familiar in London's major cabaret venues and have played New York at Feinstein's, The Metropolitan Room, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and the 59E59 TheatersPress opening is Thursday, May 22 at 7:15 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:15 pm; Friday at 8:15 pm; Saturday at 2:15 & 8:15 pm; and Sunday at 3:15 & 7:15 pm. Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

NYC: HAL LINDEN AT THE CARLYLE

Hal Linden, 83, brings his one-man show, "Hal Linden Live in Concert," to THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th with performances at 8:45 pm. Best known as Barney Miller, the eponymous star of the 1970s sitcom in which he played the down-to-earth captain of a police precinct in Greenwich Village, Linden has appeared in 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. In addition to playing "Sing, Sing, Sing" (made famous by Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa) and other songs on the clarinet, he will croon Broadway hits, including "In My Own Lifetime" from "The Rothschilds," backed by a seven-piece band. There is a $70-$130 cover ($50-$60 at bar) cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE

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

NYC: KARRIN ALLYSON AT BIRDLAND

Multiple Grammy nominated singer and pianist Karrin Allyson will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. May 2011 marked a milestone for Karrin Allyson and Concord Jazz - the release of Round Midnight, the thirteenth album in a series dating back to her 1992 debut album "I Didn't Know About You." Everyone is marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonius and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. What unites this wide world of music - brings it together and makes sense of it all - is Karrin Allyson's warmth and depth. She's not just singing a lyric, she's telling you her story. And then that becomes your story. You hear the music from the inside out. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BENNY GOLSON QUARTET AT THE BLUE NOTE

Benny Golson Quartet will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, May 23rd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Benny Golson is a talented composer/arranger whose tenor playing has continued to evolve with time. After attending Howard University (1947-1950) he worked in Philadelphia with Bull Moose Jackson's R&B band (1951) at a time when it included one of his writing influences, Tadd Dameron on piano. Golson played with Dameron for a period in 1953, followed by stints with Lionel Hampton (1953-1954), and Johnny Hodges and Earl Bostic (1954-1956). He came to prominence while with Dizzy Gillespie's globetrotting big band (1956-1958), as much for his writing as for his tenor playing (the latter was most influenced by Don Byas and Lucky Thompson). Golson wrote such standards as "I Remember Clifford" (for the late Clifford Brown), "Killer Joe," "Stablemates," "Whisper Not," "Along Came Betty," and "Blues March" during 1956-1960. His stay with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1958-1959) was significant, and during 1959-1962 he co-led the Jazztet with Art Farmer. From that point on Golson gradually drifted away from jazz and concentrated more on working in the studios and with orchestras including spending a couple of years in Europe (1964-1966). Golson has recorded consistently rewarding albums (many for Japanese labels) since that time including a reunion with Art Farmer and Curtis Fuller in a newJazztet. Through the years he has recorded as a leader for Contemporary, Riverside, United Artists, New Jazz, Argo, Mercury, and Dreyfus among others. There is a $25-$35 cover.

NYC: STEVE WILSON AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson will return THE VILLAGE VANGUARD (178 Seventh Avenue South, NYC - 212-255-4037) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. On the final two days of the visit (May 24th and 25th,) he will record a long-awaited live album, featuring his core band• 'Wilsonian's Grain' with Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo and Bill Stewart. The uniqueness of Wilsonian's Grain is in the repertoire of Wilson originals, tunes from each member of the band, and the off-the-beaten-path tunes they play. Their interpretations of this repertoire, from this wonderfully disparate mixture of influences that each musician brings to the stage, are performed with absolute abandon and great sense of adventure. Steve plans to play and record material he's writing for the occasion, as well as "Well You Needn't (Monk), the tone poem "Santa Catarina" (Pascoal Hermeto), "Patterns" (Joe Chambers) and "If I Were a Wind of Spring," by the young composer Migiwa Miyajima. There is a $25-$30 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: BEN WOLFE QUINTET FEATURING NICHOLAS PAYTON

The Ben Wolfe Quartet (With Ben Wolfe, bass; Dave Kikoski, piano; Donald Edwards, drums; Stacy Dillard, tenor and soprano saxophone; and Nicholas Payton, trumpet) wil perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 22nd through 25th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Ben Wolfe is a seasoned bassist-composer who has won critical praise for his eclectic work, which has ranged from a 25-minute suite for double quartet, to a short film soundtrack. Including his recent MAXJAZZ release "From Here I See," Wolfe has released seven CDs comprised solely of his original music. Early in his career, Wolfe formed a duo with Harry Connick, Jr., working together on numerous albums and world tours. He was then a part of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Diana Krall's touring band (he can be heard on her GRAMMY(r) Award-winning When I Look In Your Eyes), and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Wolfe will be joined at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola by a special guest: GRAMMY(r) Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton. There is a $35-$45 cover.

BOSTON: TUCK & PATTI AT SCULLERS

Tuck & Patti (Tuck Andress, guitar & Patti Cathcart, vocals) will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday, May 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Onstage and off, guitarist Tuck Andress and vocalist and arranger Patti Cathcart might, at first impression, strike you as an odd couple. Cathcart exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Andress almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he'll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. And yet, with over 30 years of performing together and almost as many years of marriage, the devotion forged by this extraordinary couple shows no sign of dimming from the pressure of familiarity. Andress and Cathcart first met in the Bay Area in 1978. They knew almost instantly they that found lifetime musical partners in each other, so they formed a duo, guitarist and vocalist. Friendship and collaboration grew to love, and the two were married in 1981. Their recording career took off when Windham Hill Jazz signed them for 1988's groundbreaking Tears of Joy. This and several other Windham Hill albums put them on the map, and they've been solidifying their career, their musical conversation, their technique, and their love together ever since. They now have their own recording studio, as well as their own label, T&P Records, which licenses their CDs to major labels for distribution around the world. They tour Asia and Europe often, and they enjoy taking occasional time off from touring to teach at their Bay Area home, as well as doing workshops while on tour. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.

TORONTO: MIKE MURLEY TRIO CD RELEASE AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Mike Murley Trio will release their new CD 'Looking Back' at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 22nd through 24th at 9:00 pm. "Looking Back", a new trio album from saxophonist Mike Murley, continues in the tradition of his two Juno award winning recordings featuring bassist Steve Wallace and guitarist Ed Bickert. Reg Schwager has replaced the now retired Bickert and brings his own subtle yet potent style to the music without radically changing the sound of the group. Always swinging and lyrical, this is mainstream chamber jazz at its best. There is a $15 cover.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SANDOR SCHWISBERG

Sandor Schwisberg, a 19 year-old pianist and composer from Richmond Hill, Ontario, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Friday, May 22nd through 24th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Seriers. Sandor first took up the piano at the age of 6, studying classical music through the Royal Conservatory. Since then he has performed all over Ontario in a variety of musical settings, including jazz groups, pit orchestras, R&B, alternative rock, and heavy metal bands. Sandor is a graduate of Unionville high school's Arts York music program, where he had many opportunities to perform solo and in collaboration with other musicians, visual artists, actors and dancers. Over the years, he has had the privilege of studying with some of Canada's finest pianists, including Ruben Vazquez, Nancy Walker, Cameron Chu, Brian Dickinson, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duren. Sandor is currently enrolled in his second year of the Humber College Bachelor of Contemporary Music program. No cover.


TORONTO: JEWISH MUSIC COMEDY HOUR

Jewish Music Week in Toronto presents 'Afternoon Tunes: Jewish Music Comedy Hour' at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday, May 23rd at 2:00 pm. Starring Aliza Spiro with Charles Davidson, Gabi Epstein and , the show presents an afternoon of Jewish comedy songs and favourite parodies to tickle your funnybone. No Cover Charge

WASHINGTON, DC: KARLA CHISHOLM AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz vocalist Karla Chisholm will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday, May 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Karla's voice shines with confidence, moving from delicate crooning to blues diva to bebop scat-singing totally effortlessly. The sound of her voice is full of delicious contrasts. It's strong and strident, but soft and smooth as caramel when it drops down to the breathy low register. She pulls dead-accurate notes seemingly out of thin air, the way Ella did, but then she'll swing breezily into soul mode, bending and smearing blue notes so naturally you think you're hearing Aretha. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: LEGENDS OF JAZZ SERIES WITH RON CARTER

Ron Carter will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday through Sunday, May 23rd through 25th at 7:30 pm as part of the Legends of Jazz series. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. In the early 1960s he performed throughout the United States in concert halls and nightclubs with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy. He later toured Europe with Cannonball Adderley. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: STILL SURFIN': A TRIBUTE TO THE BEACH BOYS

Still Surfin': A Tribute to the Beach Boys will be presented at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, May 23rd at 8:00 pm. Based in Washington, D.C., Still Surfin' is a professional Beach Boys tribute band. Each member has a unique and extensive musical background. The band's common love for the harmonies and deceivingly difficult arrangements of the Beach Boys brought them together to perform this timeless, beautiful music. The Beach Boys music is recognized by audiences of all ages. The band's authentic, retro look take the audience back to a simpler, happy time when cars and surfing ruled. There is a $15 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: IDLE WARSHIP AT YOSHI'S

Idle Warship will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Friday,May 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Idle Warship is a musical duo composed of Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli and Philadelphia singer Res, Res has appeared on each Talib Kweli album since 2000's Train of Thought. They have also toured together, including on the summer 2005 MGD Flavor 2 Savor mini-tour. They released their debut mixtape, Party Robot, on October 27, 2009 for free. This was originally set for a 2008 release and announced on Talib Kweli's MySpace page in a New Year's blog entry. There is a $24-$32 cover.

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LONDON: GARY WILLIAMS AT CRAZY COQS

The incredibly popular and charming Gary Williams returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th for his fourth run, with a brand new show celebrating the life and music of the unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole. There are so many wonderful songs in Nat Cole's repertoire and Gary will be including favourites like Let There Be Love, Stay As Sweet As You Are, Route 66, When I Fall In Love, Orange Coloured Sky and Straighten Up And Fly Right. Williams has previously paid tribute to Nat Cole in Tokyo and Australia as well as with some of the UK's great orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the CBSO and the Northern Sinfonia. Gary will be accompanied by his Musical Director Matt Regan (BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Radio 3).

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


LONDON: LONDONJAZZ TRANSLATES - PINISE SAUL

LondonJazz TransLATES is a monthly series on Friday nights, starting on Friday, May 24th at 10.30 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 - ). Each session of the series celebrates the directness of expression and communication that vocalists can achieve when performing songs in their mother tongue. The May date in the LondonJazz TransLATES series celebrates SOUTH AFRICA. Vocalist Pinise Saul is one of the foremost living exponents of South African jazz, with a distinctive sound and approach forged from a combination of her rural Xhosa roots in Port Elizabeth and the influence of the vibrant township music scene of the '50s & '60s. Saul has been based in London since the mid 70s when she arrived as a key member of the Johannesburg originated musical Ipi 'Ntombi. It was here that she began to tour, compose & record with the band Zila, led by fiery ex-Blue Note alto saxophonist Dudu Pukwana. In 1985 South African pianist and harmonica player Adam Glasser joined 'Zila' for several years playing gigs on the London scene as well as forays abroad to Spain, Sardinia and Italy, recording the album 'Zila 86' in 1986. Since 2009 Pinise has been vocalist with the 'Township Comets' a London based band formed by Adam Glasser and Chris Batchelor exploring the music of Dudu Pukwana and more broadly SA Township Jazz, who will be heard this year at the Brecon Jazz Festival. Pinise Saul and Adam Glasser will be joined by the extraordinary South African percussionist, composer & poet Eugene Skeef. The series is devised, and the singers and songs will be introduced and explained by jazz journalist, Sebastian Scotney, editor of LondonJazz News. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: REBECCA WHEATLEY IN CONCERT

TV personality and acclaimed cabaret singer, Rebecca Wheatley makes her Pheasantry debut with a close up yet powerful evening of songs on Friday, May 23rd at 8:30 pm at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - ). From Broadway and ballads to bawdy blues Rebecca takes you on a gutsy musical journey. With Simon Pickering on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END - THURSDAYS

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

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

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NYC: BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END - THURSDAYS

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

NYC: BENDELACREME: TERMINALLY DELIGHTFUL

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 contestant BenDeLaCreme makes her New York debut with the premiere of Terminally Delightful at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, May 20th at 9:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at 9:00 pm; Thursday, May 22nd ad 7:00 & 9:00 pm; Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm & midnight; and Saturday & Sunday, May 24th & 25th at midnight. Drag Race exposed the world to BenDeLaCreme - now it's time for BenDeLaCreme to expose herself to you! Terminally Delightful is an intimate evening of story, song featuring BenDeLaCreme's signature high camp hijinks as she peels away the outer layers of artifice to reveal the artifice within. As a performer, emcee, party hostess, and event promoter BenDeLaCreme has appeared in theaters and nightclubs from coast to coast ever since the fateful day in 2002 when she realized that normally unsavory behavior could be dressed up in fancy clothes and called "Performance Art." Formerly based in Chicago, but with lucite heels now planted firmly in Seattle, DeLaCreme combines her background in the performing & visual arts with a love of spectacle, glamour, and Saturday morning cartoons to create a thick sludge of sparkly entertainment certain to stick to your ribs! Tickets are available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.spincycle.com. There is a $22 & $40 (VIP) cover plus a $15 food/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: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUESTS: TBA
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Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. This week's Special Guest Stars: TBA. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org )!

NYC: 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: DIVAPALOOZA DUETS AT THE MET

DIVAPALOOZA is back at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm. Joseph Macchia first created DIVAPALOOZA as a benefit for his charity. Now he as asked all his favorite male singers to come share stories and sing their favorite ladie's tunes. Scheduled to perform are Beau Howard, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Stearns Matthews, Jason Morris, Will Perez, Kwame Remy, Adam Shapiro, Richard E. Watts, Larry Darness, Penn Whitfield with Jeff Cubeta as Musical Director. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $15 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: THE MEL & EL SHOW RETURNS TO STAGE 72

Melanie Kinard and Ellie Dunn (MEL & EL) are back at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm with a brand new edition of their long-running monthly comedy extravaganza. Created and performed by Melanie and Ellie, with composer Patrick Spencer Bodd, THE MEL & EL SHOW is what would happen if Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sang slightly dirty songs while sharing ridiculous stories about their lives and friendship. MEL & EL features new material every single month, and phenomenal drink deals. This month's show will feature Mel & El 'classics' about dating and sex like "Get Out" and "Nice Jewish Boys" as well as brand new songs detailing their parallel plunges into parenthood, like "White Lady with a Black Baby" and "Let's Not Be Poor Anymore". THE MEL & EL SHOW appeals to women, men, straights, gays, parents, and anyone who has parents. In short, it's for everyone. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: MATT DOYLE IN SOLO 54 BELOW DEBUT

Matt Doyle is thrilled to be making his solo 54 Below Debut on Thursday & Saturday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm & 24th 8:30 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551)! Doyle recently starred as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon on Broadway. He is also known for his work in War Horse, Spring Awakening, and Bye Bye Birdie. Matt was most recently seen starring in the Off-Broadway smash, Jasper in Deadland. Co-Written by composer Will Van Dyke, Matt's EP's (Daylight and Constant) both launched in the Top 40 on the iTunes pop charts. Will and Matt have played numerous sold out shows in New York City at venues such as Feinstein's, Joe's Pub, and Le Poisson Rouge. Matt promises an energetic night of his original music, as well as crowd-pleasing pop classics, to 54 Below. Accompanied and arranged by Will Van Dyke, the light-hearted set will feature many songs Matt has always wanted to sing, but never had the chance to. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SONGS FROM SUBMISSIONS ONLY - LIVE

Join Submissions Only co-creators Kate Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger on Thursday, May 22nd at 9:30 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) in celebrating the songs of their hit web series. Under the direction of Michael Croiter, the Submissions Only House Band, along with a number of exciting guest stars, will perform a selection of music from all three seasons of the show, including original songs like "Two Cents," "Wrong Spot," and "Nobody Does Mean Like Me." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE MUSIC OF ANDREW GORDON & DANNY BAIRD

Making their cabaret debut as a composing team, Andrew Gordon (Composer) & Danny Baird (Lyricist) present an evening of songs from one yet-to-be-produced musical and one yet-to-be-finished musical at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 22nd at 11:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Series. The event will feature a bevy of phenomenal singers, musical theatre in-jokes, and smorgasbord of awkward theatrical moments carefully curated by Catie Davis (Director.) Catie and the cast join Andrew & Danny in what can only be described as "loving nepotism." Featuring Gerianne Perez, Rachel Geisler, Sara Glancy, Tatiana Wechsler and Ben Chavez. There is a $10 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE

59E59 Theaters presents the US premiere of SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE, created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole, performed by Mr. Green, with musical arrangement and accompaniment by Mr. Shrubsole. The show explores paths un-trod, mistakes repeated, and ridiculous responses to an ever-changing world. Simon Green and David Shrubsole cast their gaze over life's rude awakenings. Reteaming after their Drama Desk-nominated Traveling Light, Green and Shrubsole concoct a theatrical marriage of words and music that transports audiences to a former, more innocent incarnation of themselves. Simon Green: So, This Then Is Life begins performances at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesday, May 20th for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 1st. Simon's cabarets, with musical director and arranger, David Shrubsole, are familiar in London's major cabaret venues and have played New York at Feinstein's, The Metropolitan Room, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and the 59E59 TheatersPress opening is Thursday, May 22 at 7:15 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:15 pm; Friday at 8:15 pm; Saturday at 2:15 & 8:15 pm; and Sunday at 3:15 & 7:15 pm. Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

NYC: HAL LINDEN AT THE CARLYLE

Hal Linden, 83, brings his one-man show, "Hal Linden Live in Concert," to THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th with performances at 8:45 pm. Best known as Barney Miller, the eponymous star of the 1970s sitcom in which he played the down-to-earth captain of a police precinct in Greenwich Village, Linden has appeared in 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. In addition to playing "Sing, Sing, Sing" (made famous by Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa) and other songs on the clarinet, he will croon Broadway hits, including "In My Own Lifetime" from "The Rothschilds," backed by a seven-piece band. There is a $70-$130 cover ($50-$60 at bar) cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NICK ZIOBRO RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM "A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO"

Michael Feinstein will join Nick Ziobro, the 17 year-old pop/ jazz vocal sensation, as a special guest for his CD release concert at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday, May 22nd at 6:00 pm. The CD's all-star band is led by Tedd Firth and featuring music legend Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Jay Leonhart on bass, Ray Marchica on drums, Brian Pareschi on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Marc Phaneuf on saxophone and clarinet will also join the concert. Nick's debut album A Lot of Livin' to Do is produced by Michael Feinstein, the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, pianist and musicologist. The dynamic new collection of classic standards from the Great American Songbook and beyond features Nick's sensitive interpretations and invigorating arrangements by Tedd Firth. There is a $20 (includes free CD) cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: KARRIN ALLYSON AT BIRDLAND

Multiple Grammy nominated singer and pianist Karrin Allyson will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. May 2011 marked a milestone for Karrin Allyson and Concord Jazz - the release of Round Midnight, the thirteenth album in a series dating back to her 1992 debut album "I Didn't Know About You." Everyone is marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonius and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. What unites this wide world of music - brings it together and makes sense of it all - is Karrin Allyson's warmth and depth. She's not just singing a lyric, she's telling you her story. And then that becomes your story. You hear the music from the inside out. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TUCK & PATTI AT THE BLUE NOTE

Tuck & Patti (Tuck Andress, guitar & Patti Cathcart, vocals) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Thursday, May 20th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Onstage and off, guitarist Tuck Andress and vocalist and arranger Patti Cathcart might, at first impression, strike you as an odd couple. Cathcart exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Andress almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he'll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. And yet, with over 30 years of performing together and almost as many years of marriage, the devotion forged by this extraordinary couple shows no sign of dimming from the pressure of familiarity. Andress and Cathcart first met in the Bay Area in 1978. They knew almost instantly they that found lifetime musical partners in each other, so they formed a duo, guitarist and vocalist. Friendship and collaboration grew to love, and the two were married in 1981. Their recording career took off when Windham Hill Jazz signed them for 1988's groundbreaking Tears of Joy. This and several other Windham Hill albums put them on the map, and they've been solidifying their career, their musical conversation, their technique, and their love together ever since. They now have their own recording studio, as well as their own label, T&P Records, which licenses their CDs to major labels for distribution around the world. They tour Asia and Europe often, and they enjoy taking occasional time off from touring to teach at their Bay Area home, as well as doing workshops while on tour. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: STEVE WILSON AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson will return THE VILLAGE VANGUARD (178 Seventh Avenue South, NYC - 212-255-4037) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. On the final two days of the visit (May 24th and 25th,) he will record a long-awaited live album, featuring his core band 'Wilsonian's Grain' with Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo and Bill Stewart. The uniqueness of Wilsonian's Grain is in the repertoire of Wilson originals, tunes from each member of the band, and the off-the-beaten-path tunes they play. Their interpretations of this repertoire, from this wonderfully disparate mixture of influences that each musician brings to the stage, are performed with absolute abandon and great sense of adventure. Steve plans to play and record material he's writing for the occasion, as well as "Well You Needn't (Monk), the tone poem "Santa Catarina" (Pascoal Hermeto), "Patterns" (Joe Chambers) and "If I Were a Wind of Spring," by the young composer Migiwa Miyajima. There is a $25-$30 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: BEN WOLFE QUINTET FEATURING NICHOLAS PAYTON

The Ben Wolfe Quartet (With Ben Wolfe, bass; Dave Kikoski, piano; Donald Edwards, drums; Stacy Dillard, tenor and soprano saxophone; and Nicholas Payton, trumpet) wil perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 22nd through 25th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Ben Wolfe is a seasoned bassist-composer who has won critical praise for his eclectic work, which has ranged from a 25-minute suite for double quartet, to a short film soundtrack. Including his recent MAXJAZZ release "From Here I See," Wolfe has released seven CDs comprised solely of his original music. Early in his career, Wolfe formed a duo with Harry Connick, Jr., working together on numerous albums and world tours. He was then a part of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Diana Krall's touring band (he can be heard on her GRAMMY(r) Award-winning When I Look In Your Eyes), and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Wolfe will be joined at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola by a special guest: GRAMMY(r) Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton. There is a $35-$45 cover.

BOSTON: SOMI - WOMAN / LA FEMME

SOMI - WOMAN/LA FEMME will be performed at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, May 22nd at 8:00 pm. This show marks the first musical collaboration between Rwandese-American vocalist Somi and French-Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf. At its core, this effort mines the rich cultural heritage of both artists, articulated through the jazz idiom. Somi's lyrical inspiration was the thousands of unsung women who participated in protests and fought for change during recent dramatic social transition in North Africa and the Middle East, giving voice to the women who bore witness to the recent Arab Spring. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SANDOR SCHWISBERG

Sandor Schwisberg, a 19 year-old pianist and composer from Richmond Hill, Ontario, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Friday, May 22nd through 24th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Seriers. Sandor first took up the piano at the age of 6, studying classical music through the Royal Conservatory. Since then he has performed all over Ontario in a variety of musical settings, including jazz groups, pit orchestras, R&B, alternative rock, and heavy metal bands. Sandor is a graduate of Unionville high school's Arts York music program, where he had many opportunities to perform solo and in collaboration with other musicians, visual artists, actors and dancers. Over the years, he has had the privilege of studying with some of Canada's finest pianists, including Ruben Vazquez, Nancy Walker, Cameron Chu, Brian Dickinson, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duren. Sandor is currently enrolled in his second year of the Humber College Bachelor of Contemporary Music program. No cover.


TORONTO: MIKE MURLEY TRIO CD RELEASE AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Mike Murley Trio will release their new CD 'Looking Back' at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 22nd through 24th at 9:00 pm. "Looking Back", a new trio album from saxophonist Mike Murley, continues in the tradition of his two Juno award winning recordings featuring bassist Steve Wallace and guitarist Ed Bickert. Reg Schwager has replaced the now retired Bickert and brings his own subtle yet potent style to the music without radically changing the sound of the group. Always swinging and lyrical, this is mainstream chamber jazz at its best. There is a $15 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: PAUL WINGO TRIO "CD RELEASE PARTY"

Paul Wingo will release his new CD at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, May 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Wingo started playing guitar at age 11. At 16, he began his studies with "Red" Dwyer and George Fitzgerald, and he attended the University of Maryland from 1964 to 1968. After college, he was a full time working musician, both teaching and performing. He continued to study, taking lessons from Billy Gibson, Frank Mullen, Howard Roberts, and Joe Pass. In 1976 he attended the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York, and from 1980 to 1992 he studied with Dr. Asher Zlotnik. Paul was a member of the Army Blues Band for 6 years, during which time he often played at the White House and the Vice President's residence. He has performed with many jazz artists, including Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Pepper Adams, Phil Woods, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd, and Bill Potts' and Mike Crotty's Big Bands.  Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE

The GRAMMY Award Winning Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Jazz Ensemble will appear at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:30 pm. The Jazz Ensemble will perform selections from a wide array of jazz genres including swing, Latin, funk, and shuffle. Also featured will be vocal soloists. Shool Alumni will also be back to perform in jazz combo and solo. A special performance by the high school staff will also highlight the evening. There is a $12 cover.

SAN DIEGO: DAISY EAGAN IN "ONE FOR MY BABY"

Daisy Eagan brings her show "One For My Baby" to MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) on Thursday, May 22nd at 8:00 pm. What happens when a brash, cynical, inappropriate former child star finds out she's pregnant with a kid she never planned on? She becomes a brash, cynical, inappropriate mother. No longer the little girl that captured the hearts of Broadway audiences with her Tony Award winning performance as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, Daisy is back on stage with "One for My Baby", a one-woman show, part monologue, part cabaret with jazz and pop standards. A portion of the proceeds from Daisy's show will go the San Diego LGBT Center. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. (Adult Content)

SAN FRANCISCO: JANE MONHEIT SINGS JUDY GARLAND

Supremely gifted jazz and cabaret vocalist Jane Monheit brings her show "Hello Bluebird: Celebrating the Jazz of Judy Garland" to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday & Thursday, May 21st & 22nd with shows at 8:00 on Wednesday and 8:00 & 10:00 pm on Thursday. Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins. Dinner/Show: $59-$65, Show only: $21-$27.

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LONDON: GARY WILLIAMS AT CRAZY COQS

The incredibly popular and charming Gary Williams returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th for his fourth run, with a brand new show celebrating the life and music of the unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole. There are so many wonderful songs in Nat Cole's repertoire and Gary will be including favourites like Let There Be Love, Stay As Sweet As You Are, Route 66, When I Fall In Love, Orange Coloured Sky and Straighten Up And Fly Right. Williams has previously paid tribute to Nat Cole in Tokyo and Australia as well as with some of the UK's great orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the CBSO and the Northern Sinfonia. Gary will be accompanied by his Musical Director Matt Regan (BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Radio 3).

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: SALENA JONES RETURNS TO LONDON IN MAY

Salena Jones will perform at THE HALF MOON (93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney SW15 1EU - 0208 780 9383) on Thursday, May 22nd at 8:15 pm. Salena and Keith Mansfield, composer/arranger and husband, continue to develop her repertoire with a more contemporary and blues-oriented set,•while retaining latin /Jobim and American songbook numbers for which Salena is noted. On this occasion Salena's band is supplemented with guitar to make a septet; members are Will Bartlett - keyboard/Musical Director; Jules Jackson - bass; Pat Davey drums; Kristian Borring - guitar; Lewis Wright - percussion; Martin Shaw - trumpet/flugelhorn and Richard Shepherd - saxophones. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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 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: AMY BETH WILLIAMS IN CRAZY TO LOVE YOU

Amy Beth Williams will bring her show Crazy To Love You to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, May 21st; Wednesday, June 4th; Friday, June 13th; and Friday, June 20th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Daryl Kojak serves as musical director, and the show is directed by Tanya Moberly. A graduate of Cornell University with an MFA in acting and a BFA from SUNY Binghamton in theater, she has performed in regional theater and Off-Off Broadway. Now cabaret is what she loves to do and, after being a runner up in the MetroStar Talent Challenge at the Metropolitan Room in 2010, she has performed her show Once in Love With Amy at the Metropolitan Room with her musical director and pianist, Daryl Kojak. No stranger to cabaret, in years past Amy has appeared at Don't Tell Mama, 55 Grove, Eighty Eights, and Danny's and was a participant in the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention. Amy Beth is honored to be the recipient of the 2012 Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist and was the 2014 MAC-Hanson Award Recipient. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: BARRET IS BACK ON RESTAURANT ROW

Chris Barrett returns to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) on Monday, May 19th, where he will be at the piano Mondays through Wednesdays. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. There is no cover charge.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
Please note: cover/minimum information is taken from venue listings - some venues may charge an additional fee for attendees without an advance reservation - reservations are normally cancelled by the venue if holders have not arrived by showtime.


NYC: 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 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: AMY BETH WILLIAMS IN CRAZY TO LOVE YOU

Amy Beth Williams will bring her show Crazy To Love You to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, May 21st; Wednesday, June 4th; Friday, June 13th; and Friday, June 20th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Daryl Kojak serves as musical director, and the show is directed by Tanya Moberly. A graduate of Cornell University with an MFA in acting and a BFA from SUNY Binghamton in theater, she has performed in regional theater and Off-Off Broadway. Now cabaret is what she loves to do and, after being a runner up in the MetroStar Talent Challenge at the Metropolitan Room in 2010, she has performed her show Once in Love With Amy at the Metropolitan Room with her musical director and pianist, Daryl Kojak. No stranger to cabaret, in years past Amy has appeared at Don't Tell Mama, 55 Grove, Eighty Eights, and Danny's and was a participant in the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention. Amy Beth is honored to be the recipient of the 2012 Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist and was the 2014 MAC-Hanson Award Recipient. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: BARRET IS BACK ON RESTAURANT ROW

Chris Barrett returns to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) on Monday, May 19th, where he will be at the piano Mondays through Wednesdays. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. There is no cover charge.

NYC: GROOVE ALERT! A SMOKING RHYTHM AND BLUES FUNK BAND

Groove Alert!! a smoking rhythm and blues funk band makes it's Upper West Side appearance at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Wednesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm. If you like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, James Brown and other icons who have shaped today's world of modern music you will me certain to enjoy this show.


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 21st 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: BENDELACREME: TERMINALLY DELIGHTFUL

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 contestant BenDeLaCreme makes her New York debut with the premiere of Terminally Delightful at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, May 20th at 9:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at 9:00 pm; Thursday, May 22nd ad 7:00 & 9:00 pm; Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm & midnight; and Saturday & Sunday, May 24th & 25th at midnight. Drag Race exposed the world to BenDeLaCreme - now it's time for BenDeLaCreme to expose herself to you! Terminally Delightful is an intimate evening of story, song featuring BenDeLaCreme's signature high camp hijinks as she peels away the outer layers of artifice to reveal the artifice within. As a performer, emcee, party hostess, and event promoter BenDeLaCreme has appeared in theaters and nightclubs from coast to coast ever since the fateful day in 2002 when she realized that normally unsavory behavior could be dressed up in fancy clothes and called "Performance Art." Formerly based in Chicago, but with lucite heels now planted firmly in Seattle, DeLaCreme combines her background in the performing & visual arts with a love of spectacle, glamour, and Saturday morning cartoons to create a thick sludge of sparkly entertainment certain to stick to your ribs! Tickets are available at 212-352-3101 or http://www.spincycle.com. There is a $22 & $40 (VIP) cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FRENCH-CANADIAN SONGSTRESS MYRIAM PHIRO AT MANDERLEY BAR

French-Canadian songstress Myriam Phiro brings her unique style of jazz & swing to THE MANDERLEY BAR AT THE MCKITTRICK HOTEL (532 West 27th Street, NYC - 212-564-1662) on Wednesday, May 21st following a performance of critically acclaimed Punchdrunk's Sleep No More. The performance will start at 11:00 pm. Accompanied by a full swingband, Ms. Phiro invites audiences to discover her world infused with Amercian jazz, swing music and classic French songs delivered with theatrical flair. Myriam Phiro is an internationally renowned actress, singer and cabaret chanteuse who has performed on stages across the world. Her experiences across the globe have allowed her to explore and develop her skills as a singer who is able to successfully perform in many styles. Her acclaimed performances display her range that includes an elegant and seductive jazz singer, an energetic swing dancer and a vocalist who has mastered the art of classic French song. Admission is free with ticket to Sleep No More.

NYC: JON WEBER: JOPLIN TO JARRETT

Fresh from performing this show in London, Jon Weber brings 'Joplin to Jarrett' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm. 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 with John 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 honors 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. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MILLY & ABIGAIL SHAPIRO AT 54 BELOW

Tony/ Grammy Award Nominee Milly Shapiro (Matilda in Matilda the Musical) joins with triple threat sister Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who in How The Grinch Stole Christmas) for an unstoppable sister act in their premiere of "The Shapiro Sisters: Live Out Loud!" at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm. They are joined by Special Guest: Andrea McArdle. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SING AWAY THE STIGMA - BENEFIT CONCERT

'Sing Away the Stigma', a benefit concert that uses musical theatre to help erase the stigma of mental illness, will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, May 21st at 9:30 pm. A dozen people of different ages, locations, and backgrounds shared their personal stories of mental illness, which emerging musical theatre writers have turned into songs. Broadway performers will interpret these songs in concert to raise awareness of mental illness, open the conversation, and raise funds for Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit working towards erasing the stigma of mental illness. Performers include Becca Ayers, Nick Cearley, Amber Gray, Brian Charles Rooney, Remy Zaken, and more to be announced. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE

59E59 Theaters presents the US premiere of SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE, created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole, performed by Mr. Green, with musical arrangement and accompaniment by Mr. Shrubsole. The show explores paths un-trod, mistakes repeated, and ridiculous responses to an ever-changing world. Simon Green and David Shrubsole cast their gaze over life's rude awakenings. Reteaming after their Drama Desk-nominated Traveling Light, Green and Shrubsole concoct a theatrical marriage of words and music that transports audiences to a former, more innocent incarnation of themselves. Simon Green: So, This Then Is Life begins performances at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesday, May 20th for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 1st. Simon's cabarets, with musical director and arranger, David Shrubsole, are familiar in London's major cabaret venues and have played New York at Feinstein's, The Metropolitan Room, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and the 59E59 TheatersPress opening is Thursday, May 22 at 7:15 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:15 pm; Friday at 8:15 pm; Saturday at 2:15 & 8:15 pm; and Sunday at 3:15 & 7:15 pm. Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

NYC: HAL LINDEN AT THE CARLYLE

Hal Linden, 83, brings his one-man show, "Hal Linden Live in Concert," to THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th with performances at 8:45 pm. Best known as Barney Miller, the eponymous star of the 1970s sitcom in which he played the down-to-earth captain of a police precinct in Greenwich Village, Linden has appeared in 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. In addition to playing "Sing, Sing, Sing" (made famous by Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa) and other songs on the clarinet, he will croon Broadway hits, including "In My Own Lifetime" from "The Rothschilds," backed by a seven-piece band. There is a $70-$130 cover ($50-$60 at bar) cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: CECILIA COLEMAN BIG BAND

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte. The show on Wednesday, May 21st features the Cecilia Coleman Big Band. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

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

NYC: KARRIN ALLYSON AT BIRDLAND

Multiple Grammy nominated singer and pianist Karrin Allyson will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. May 2011 marked a milestone for Karrin Allyson and Concord Jazz - the release of Round Midnight, the thirteenth album in a series dating back to her 1992 debut album "I Didn't Know About You." Everyone is marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonius and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. What unites this wide world of music - brings it together and makes sense of it all - is Karrin Allyson's warmth and depth. She's not just singing a lyric, she's telling you her story. And then that becomes your story. You hear the music from the inside out. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TUCK & PATTI AT THE BLUE NOTE

Tuck & Patti (Tuck Andress, guitar & Patti Cathcart, vocals) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Thursday, May 20th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Onstage and off, guitarist Tuck Andress and vocalist and arranger Patti Cathcart might, at first impression, strike you as an odd couple. Cathcart exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Andress almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he'll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. And yet, with over 30 years of performing together and almost as many years of marriage, the devotion forged by this extraordinary couple shows no sign of dimming from the pressure of familiarity. Andress and Cathcart first met in the Bay Area in 1978. They knew almost instantly they that found lifetime musical partners in each other, so they formed a duo, guitarist and vocalist. Friendship and collaboration grew to love, and the two were married in 1981. Their recording career took off when Windham Hill Jazz signed them for 1988's groundbreaking Tears of Joy. This and several other Windham Hill albums put them on the map, and they've been solidifying their career, their musical conversation, their technique, and their love together ever since. They now have their own recording studio, as well as their own label, T&P Records, which licenses their CDs to major labels for distribution around the world. They tour Asia and Europe often, and they enjoy taking occasional time off from touring to teach at their Bay Area home, as well as doing workshops while on tour. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: STEVE WILSON AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson will return THE VILLAGE VANGUARD (178 Seventh Avenue South, NYC - 212-255-4037) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. On the final two days of the visit (May 24th and 25th,) he will record a long-awaited live album, featuring his core band• 'Wilsonian's Grain' with Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo and Bill Stewart. The uniqueness of Wilsonian's Grain is in the repertoire of Wilson originals, tunes from each member of the band, and the off-the-beaten-path tunes they play. Their interpretations of this repertoire, from this wonderfully disparate mixture of influences that each musician brings to the stage, are performed with absolute abandon and great sense of adventure. Steve plans to play and record material he's writing for the occasion, as well as "Well You Needn't (Monk), the tone poem "Santa Catarina" (Pascoal Hermeto), "Patterns" (Joe Chambers) and "If I Were a Wind of Spring," by the young composer Migiwa Miyajima. There is a $25-$30 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: TERELL STAFFORD AND THE JAZZ ORCHESTRA OF PHILADELPHIA

Terell Stafford and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595)on Wednesday, May 21st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia is comprised of 18 stellar, homegrown musicians who aim to represent Philadelphia's unique and rich jazz sound and tradition. The orchestra is led by founding artistic director Terell Stafford, who has performed on trumpet with ensembles like Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson's Sextet, and the GRAMMY Award-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Members of the orchestra include Saxophone: Dick Oatts (Lead), Mike Cemprola, Chris Farr, Tim Warfield, Mark Allen; Trombone: Randy Kapralick (Lead), Jarred Antonacci, Joe McDonough, Barry McCommon; Trumpet: Nick Marchione (Lead), Tanya Darby, Tony DeSantis, Mike Natale, Jon Shaw; Rhythm: Greg Kettinger, guitar; Lee Smith, bass; Josh Richman, piano; Chris Beck, drums. There is a $35 cover.

BOSTON: LYDIA HARRELL - LOVELYSINGER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Lydia Harrell aka The LovelySinger will celebrate her birthday by performing at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, May 21st at 8:00 pm. Lydia is one of Boston's finest musical treasures. Her sultry, soulful voice and evocative phrasings have garnered her the attention and respect of the area's finest musicians and venues. Be it performing with the Boston Pops or serenading the Boston Celtics faithful fans with America's National Anthem, Lydia's dedication to extracting the pure essence of song goes virtually unmatched. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.


BOSTON: FELIPE SALLES GROUP UGANDAN SUITE CD RELEASE PARTY

The Felipe Salles Group Ugandan Suite CD Release Party will be held at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, May 21st at 7:30 pm. The band features Felipe Salles, Saxes, flute; Tucker Antell, Saxes; Maxim Lubarsky, Piano; Keala Kaumeheiwa, Bass; Bertram Lehmann, Drums; and Rogerio Boccato, percussion. A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Felipe Salles is an Assistant Professor at of Jazz and African-American Music Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 2010. Being an active musician in the US since 1995, he has had the opportunity to work and record with prominent jazz artists like Randy Brecker, David Liebman, Lionel Loueke, George Russell, Gunther Schuller, Sam Rivers, Herb Pomeroy, Jerry Bergonzi, Jovino Santos Neto, Oscar Stagnaro, Duduka Da Fonseca, Maucha Adnet, Tony Lujan, Luciana Souza, and Bob Moses.


TORONTO: LATIN NIGHT: LOUIS SIMAO TRIO

The Louis Simao Tiro (Louis Simao - vocals and guitar; Bill McBirnie - flute; and Daniel Stone - cajon) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday, May 21st at 8:00 pm as part of the club's Latin Night Series. As a multi-instrumentalist working in a variety of genres, Louis Simao has performed and/or recorded with Nelly Furtado, Dominic Mancuso (2010 JUNO winner), Michael Occhipinti's Sicilian Jazz Project (2009 JUNO nominee), Justin Rutledge, Guinga, Henrique Cazes, Patricia Cano, Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto, Sophie Milman, Alan Hetherington, Bill McBirnie, "MARIA SEVERA" at The Shaw Festival, Tapestry New Opera Works, The Lester McLean Band, Eliana Cuevas, Aline Morales and Luanda Jones. As a songwriter and composer, Simao's music reflects his Portuguese heritage of folk songs and fado, as well as Brazilian, African and jazz influences. Described as "utterly unique" (CBC Radio One), he was the winner of the 2007 USA Songwriting Competition in the World Music category with his song, "Fado Torto". Simao has opened for Cesaria Evora and Celso Machado, shared a night with Brazilian reggae stars Chico Cesar and Rita Ribeiro, toured Portugal (2006); and in 2008, was the invited artist of the Portuguese Consulate and the Instituto Cam•es at the Festival de Printemps in Azzemour, Morocco. There is a $12 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: TOM & DELORES KING WILLIAMS AT BLUES ALLEY

Tom & Delores King Williams will perform on Wednesday, May 21st at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Delores King Williams is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, where she began her musical studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. She continued studying music and theater and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Williams is equally at home in theatrical productions as well as concert settings and has performed in musicals, plays, cabarets, commercials, concerts, and video productions. Tom Williams began studying trumpet and drums as a child and joined the renowned Duke Ellington Orchestra after studying at Towson State University. He served 8 years in the US Army and was a featured soloist with the jazz ensembles. In 1991 Tom took 2nd place in the Louis Armstrong International Jazz competition and has played with stars including Patti Labelle, Liberace, Stevie Wonder, and Rosemary Clooney. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: DOORS WIDE OPEN AT BETHESDA BLUES

Doors Wide Open will appear at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, May 21sr at 7:30 pm. They will be performing jazz of all dimensions: Jazz, Funk, Fusion, and a touch of R&B. Doors Wide Open (Sax - Mathew Zavitz; Guitar - Matthew Walton; Drums - Derrick Simmons; Keys - Jerel Crockett; Bass - Jonathan Derricott) will take you on a musical journey through time and genres of music and will leave you wanting more. There is a $10 cover.


LOS ANGELES: JUVON MALONE AT THE GARDENIA

Juvon Malone brings his show "Juvon & Wyld Bunch of Friends" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesday, June 21st at 9:00 pm. As the son of a "hard-working thespian," native Angeleno Juvon Malone grew up in the theater and began entertaining professionally himself when at the age of 17 he signed an independent record deal with Cameron Records. Away from the business for about 10 years now, save for hosting a few local events and shows, he returns to the spotlight with "Juvon & Wyld Bunch of Friends serving up R & B, soul, comedy, a live band, poetry, and hip hop and promising a good time. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: LAUREN WHITE WITH QUINN JOHNSON TRIO

Lauren White will perform at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Wednesday, May 21st at 8:00 pm. She will be backed by the Quinn Johnson Trio , and joined by special guests Dolores Scozzesi and the vocal trio Chambers, Herbert & Ellis. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: JANE MONHEIT SINGS JUDY GARLAND

Supremely gifted jazz and cabaret vocalist Jane Monheit brings her show "Hello Bluebird: Celebrating the Jazz of Judy Garland" to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday & Thursday, May 21st & 22nd with shows at 8:00 on Wednesday and 8:00 & 10:00 pm on Thursday. Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins. Dinner/Show: $59-$65, Show only: $21-$27.

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LONDON: GARY WILLIAMS AT CRAZY COQS

The incredibly popular and charming Gary Williams returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th for his fourth run, with a brand new show celebrating the life and music of the unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole. There are so many wonderful songs in Nat Cole's repertoire and Gary will be including favourites like Let There Be Love, Stay As Sweet As You Are, Route 66, When I Fall In Love, Orange Coloured Sky and Straighten Up And Fly Right. Williams has previously paid tribute to Nat Cole in Tokyo and Australia as well as with some of the UK's great orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the CBSO and the Northern Sinfonia. Gary will be accompanied by his Musical Director Matt Regan (BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Radio 3).

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


LONDON: RUSSELL GRANT & MARTIN MILNES WITH 'SONGS WE ALWAYS WANTED TO SING - BUT WERE NEVER ALLOWED TO'

Russell Grant and Martin Milnes unleash their inner musical theatre divas at London's leading cabaret venue, THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Wednesday & Thursday, May 21st & 22nd at 8:30 pm. 'Songs We Always Wanted To Sing - But Were Never Allowed To' is a flamboyant musical cavalcade of classic West End and Broadway highlights performed with Russell and Martin's unique twists and interpretations. Presented by Richard Douglas Productions. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: JUDI MARK IS DANCING THROUGH LIFE

Judi Mark brings her one woman show, "Dancing Through Life," to Times Squares' WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 20th. Musical director is Tex Arnold, with direction by Jeff Harnar. Judi's autobiographical show combines song, dance and select film clips to pay homage to the ladies who danced on Broadway and the Silver Screen: Ginger Rogers, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, Carmen Miranda, Donna McKechnie and more. Call for cover/minimum information.
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NYC: TERESE GENECCO & HER LITTLE BIG BAND CELEBRATE 100 AT IRIDIUM

Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band are celebrating their "longest-running nightclub act on Broadway" at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, May 20th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. For almost five years, Terese and Her Little Big Band were monthly headliners at the club. Genecco originally jumped on the cabaret/jazz live music scene with her acclaimed tribute to nightclub entertainer Frances Faye (Drunk With Love) that has charmed audiences and critics alike nationwide since its San Francisco and New York City debuts in 2005. Genecco's CD "Live From Iridium!" was released on March 20, 2012 to coincide with her 3rd anniversary of monthly shows there. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

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NYC: JUDI MARK IS DANCING THROUGH LIFE

Judi Mark brings her one woman show, "Dancing Through Life," to Times Squares' WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 20th. Musical director is Tex Arnold, with direction by Jeff Harnar. Judi's autobiographical show combines song, dance and select film clips to pay homage to the ladies who danced on Broadway and the Silver Screen: Ginger Rogers, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, Carmen Miranda, Donna McKechnie and more. Call for cover/minimum information.
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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: STEVEN CHERA - SMILE CD RELEASE CELEBRATION

Steven Chera will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 1st at 9:30 pm and Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 pm. Chera is a singer/ song stylist of traditional pop, jazz, & easy listening. Over his life-long career as a singer he has developed an eclectic range of shows featuring music from the 1930s/ 1940s jazz standards, 1950s rock, to the swinging hits of the 1960s & 70s. Lately Steven has been working on his NEW CD "Smile", which he will introduce at this show. The title song "Smile" is a classic composed by Charlie Chalpin and made famous by the great Nat King Cole. Steven also does Mr. Cole's "Mona Lisa", another all time classic. He will also be performing "All The Way" and "Birth of The Blues" both made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles's "Georgia on My Mind", and "Hallelujah I Just Love Here So". There is a $20 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: A BENEFIT FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AT STAGE 72

A Benefit For Alzheimer's Disease in Loving Memory Of Ethel Scheer will be held at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 pm by Courtney Scheer. Scheer is a singer/ actress/ songwriter living in the heart of NYC making music and fulfilling her dreams. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Ethel Scheer - loving wife, mother and grandmother - who recently passed away from the disease. She was a special, fun-loving, and kind hearted woman who always had a smile on her face. The show will honor her memory through the arts and help to find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TAMARA TUNIE WITH SOUNDS OF PITTSBURGH

Tamara Tunie celebrates the music of the legendary artists that hail from Pittsburgh, PA: the city of Three Rivers in her show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 pm & 27th at 9:30 pm. From Lena Horne and Henry Mancini, to Phyllis Hyman and George Benson, Tamara will celebrate the variety of composers and singers in two concerts at 54 Below. Renowned for her starring roles in films such as FLIGHT with Denzel Washington, television series like "Law and Order: SVU" and the Sundance Channel's "The Red Road" and on Broadway in Julius Ceasar and Dreamgirls, Ms. Tunie holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University, and has performed in jazz concerts at the Allen Room/ Jazz at Lincoln Center and Feinstein's with incomparable musicians such as Mike Renzi, Ted Firth, and Roger Humphries. She has also performed for the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Town Hall and at Symphony Space, bringing down the house with music from Billie "Lady Day" Holiday to Cole Porter. Her performances in All That Jazz have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Penn State University/Allegheny County's Student Scholarship Fund. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: VIVIAN REED, HUMAN DYNAMO AT 54 BELOW

After packing 54 to the rafters in November, multi-award-winning singer, actress & dancer Vivian Reed returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, May 20th at 9:30 pm with her 'Human Dynamo' show. Reed presents her passionate and powerful vocal stylings in unique arrangements of an eclectic lineup of R&B, jazz, gospel and musical theater songs. Through selections from her critically acclaimed Broadway performance in Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as from Three Mo' Divas, her concerts and international nightclub appearances, the two-time Tony Award nominee - who is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award, among others - pays tribute to the people who have had a profound effect on her career. Accompanied by two pianists, a bassist, a drummer and two background singers, her high-energy show also features special guests and a salute to Harold Arlen, with a preview of songs from One for My Baby, a new musical in progress. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE

59E59 Theaters presents the US premiere of SIMON GREEN: SO, THIS THEN IS LIFE, created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole, performed by Mr. Green, with musical arrangement and accompaniment by Mr. Shrubsole. The show explores paths un-trod, mistakes repeated, and ridiculous responses to an ever-changing world. Simon Green and David Shrubsole cast their gaze over life's rude awakenings. Reteaming after their Drama Desk-nominated Traveling Light, Green and Shrubsole concoct a theatrical marriage of words and music that transports audiences to a former, more innocent incarnation of themselves. Simon Green: So, This Then Is Life begins performances at 59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) on Tuesday, May 20th for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 1st. Simon's cabarets, with musical director and arranger, David Shrubsole, are familiar in London's major cabaret venues and have played New York at Feinstein's, The Metropolitan Room, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and the 59E59 TheatersPress opening is Thursday, May 22 at 7:15 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:15 pm; Friday at 8:15 pm; Saturday at 2:15 & 8:15 pm; and Sunday at 3:15 & 7:15 pm. Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)


NYC: HAL LINDEN AT THE CARLYLE

Hal Linden, 83, brings his one-man show, "Hal Linden Live in Concert," to THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th with performances at 8:45 pm. Best known as Barney Miller, the eponymous star of the 1970s sitcom in which he played the down-to-earth captain of a police precinct in Greenwich Village, Linden has appeared in 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. In addition to playing "Sing, Sing, Sing" (made famous by Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa) and other songs on the clarinet, he will croon Broadway hits, including "In My Own Lifetime" from "The Rothschilds," backed by a seven-piece band. There is a $70-$130 cover ($50-$60 at bar) cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: TERESE GENECCO & HER LITTLE BIG BAND CELEBRATE 100 AT IRIDIUM

Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band are celebrating their "longest-running nightclub act on Broadway" at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, May 20th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. For almost five years, Terese and Her Little Big Band were monthly headliners at the club. Genecco originally jumped on the cabaret/jazz live music scene with her acclaimed tribute to nightclub entertainer Frances Faye (Drunk With Love) that has charmed audiences and critics alike nationwide since its San Francisco and New York City debuts in 2005. Genecco's CD "Live From Iridium!" was released on March 20, 2012 to coincide with her 3rd anniversary of monthly shows there. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: KARRIN ALLYSON AT BIRDLAND

Multiple Grammy nominated singer and pianist Karrin Allyson will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. May 2011 marked a milestone for Karrin Allyson and Concord Jazz - the release of Round Midnight, the thirteenth album in a series dating back to her 1992 debut album "I Didn't Know About You." Everyone is marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonius and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. What unites this wide world of music - brings it together and makes sense of it all - is Karrin Allyson's warmth and depth. She's not just singing a lyric, she's telling you her story. And then that becomes your story. You hear the music from the inside out. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TUCK & PATTI AT THE BLUE NOTE

Tuck & Patti (Tuck Andress, guitar & Patti Cathcart, vocals) will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Thursday, May 20th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Onstage and off, guitarist Tuck Andress and vocalist and arranger Patti Cathcart might, at first impression, strike you as an odd couple. Cathcart exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Andress almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he'll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. And yet, with over 30 years of performing together and almost as many years of marriage, the devotion forged by this extraordinary couple shows no sign of dimming from the pressure of familiarity. Andress and Cathcart first met in the Bay Area in 1978. They knew almost instantly they that found lifetime musical partners in each other, so they formed a duo, guitarist and vocalist. Friendship and collaboration grew to love, and the two were married in 1981. Their recording career took off when Windham Hill Jazz signed them for 1988's groundbreaking Tears of Joy. This and several other Windham Hill albums put them on the map, and they've been solidifying their career, their musical conversation, their technique, and their love together ever since. They now have their own recording studio, as well as their own label, T&P Records, which licenses their CDs to major labels for distribution around the world. They tour Asia and Europe often, and they enjoy taking occasional time off from touring to teach at their Bay Area home, as well as doing workshops while on tour. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: STEVE WILSON AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson will return THE VILLAGE VANGUARD (178 Seventh Avenue South, NYC - 212-255-4037) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. On the final two days of the visit (May 24th and 25th,) he will record a long-awaited live album, featuring his core band• 'Wilsonian's Grain' with Orrin Evans, Ugonna Okegwo and Bill Stewart. The uniqueness of Wilsonian's Grain is in the repertoire of Wilson originals, tunes from each member of the band, and the off-the-beaten-path tunes they play. Their interpretations of this repertoire, from this wonderfully disparate mixture of influences that each musician brings to the stage, are performed with absolute abandon and great sense of adventure. Steve plans to play and record material he's writing for the occasion, as well as "Well You Needn't (Monk), the tone poem "Santa Catarina" (Pascoal Hermeto), "Patterns" (Joe Chambers) and "If I Were a Wind of Spring," by the young composer Migiwa Miyajima. There is a $25-$30 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: DONALD HARRISON'S BERKLEE QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Donald Harrison's Berklee Quartet with Donald Harrison, saxophone; Santiago Bosch, piano; Osmar Okuma, bass; and Darryl Staves, drums, will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, May 20th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison is a New Orleans-born traditionalist, a modern jazz trendsetter, a former member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, a nurturer of young talent, a composer, and a bandleader. A kind of Crescent City Renaissance man, Harrison has performed with numerous jazz legends, including Dr. John, Digable Planets, Lena Horne, and Miles Davis. His most recent recordings are This Is Jazz: Live at the Blue Note with Billy Cobham and Ron Carter, and New Orleans Gumbo with Dr. John. An artist in residence at Tulane University and a Berklee alumnus, Harrison will be performing at Dizzy's Club with handpicked musicians from Berklee as part of its Masters on the Road program, which features the music of a guest master musician as the focus of an ensemble class. Call for cover/minimum information.


BOSTON: ANTONEVICH & KATZ DUO AT SCULLERS

The Antonevich & Katz duo perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Tuesday, May 20th at 8:00 pm. The duo delivers a sizzling fusion of American Jazz and European Gypsy music, featuring Jazz favorites arranged for violin and piano in the European Gypsy-Jazz style. Its members, violinist Stanislav Antonevich and pianist Leo Loginov Katz, are professional musicians of Eastern European origin, with superb credentials, unusual backgrounds, and complementary talents. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.

BOSTON: OZ NOY, OTEIL BURBRIDGE, KEITH CARLOCK TRIO

The Oz Noy, Oteil Burbridge, Keith Carlock Trio will play the Blues at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:30 pm. Blues is the root, the foundation - the undercurrent churning beneath nearly all strains of popular music. By tapping into that elusive blues feeling and exploring its potential to inform and enrich a variety of musical settings, Oz Noy has emerged as a compelling new voice in a crowded field. The resulting music is simultaneously refreshingly inventive and grounded in a deep, soulful tradition. To realize his expansive vision of a blues-based music that still embodies the power of rock and the exploratory zeal of jazz, Noy has called upon an impressive roster of supporting musicians and fellow soloists. There is a $25 cover.


TORONTO: THE VINCENT WOLFE TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Canadian crooner Vincent Wolfe will bring his trio (Vincent Wolfe - vocals, Peter Hill - piano, Ron Johnston - bass) to THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:30 pm. Wolfe has spent the last dozen years carving out a reputation as one of the most original and gifted interpreters of song on the recent jazz/cabaret scene. His captivating warmth and vocal expressiveness have endeared him to audience and critics alike. With three critically acclaimed albums (Trust the Vibe, Until Tomorrow, Weaver of Dreams) and hundreds of club, concert and festival dates under his belt, Vincent has built a reputation as a charismatic performer with a fast-growing fan base. Vincent will perform material from his eclectic jazz-cabaret repertoire, singing tunes from his first three albums and favourite music from the 30's to the 70's. As always, Vincent puts his warm, velvet-voiced spin on a blend of beloved standards and lesser-known gems. There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: FELIX WONG

Toronto based jazz pianist Felix Wong returns to THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, May 20th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Wong began playing the piano at the age of 4. He is a self-taught jazz musician. His many musical influences include Bill Evans, Esperanza Spalding, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove, Joshua Redman, Jaco Pastorius and more. He is a former member of the Toronto All-Star Big Band, where he has performed with the legendary Doc Severinsen and Jackie Richardson. He has travelled with the band, performing venues such as Casa Loma, Old Mill Inn, the Beaches International Jazz Festival and more. He is currently a member of the Jazz FM 91.1 Big Band, where he has had the opportunity to perform with Joey Defrancesco. Felix was chosen to be a part of the 2013 Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band under the direction of Alex Dean, feautring some of the most outstanding young jazz players in Canada. Recently, he also performed in the TD Young Jazz Showcase in Port Hope, under the direction of Denny Christianson, where he opened for the All-Canadian Legends Renee Rosnes, P.J. Perry, Terry Clarke, and Neil Swainson. here is no cover charge.


WASHINGTON, DC: PROJECT THEM AT BLUES ALLEY

Project THEM, featuring: Bob Francesschini (Sax) & Mark Sherman (Vibes) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, May 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. What a miracle it is when musicians get together on a project and take it to the next level night after night. When it's a reunion of dynamic talents like saxophonist Bob Franceschini and vibraphonist Mark Sherman - students together at the High School of Music and Art in NYC - the music can reach dizzying heights. As young musicians, Sherman and Franceschini aspired to start a band, and Project TH3M has made clear that the wait was worth it. "THEM" brings a deeply rooted post bop approach to a program of originals and standards that convincingly carry on the art form with a potent level of invigorating musicianship. 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: "STARS OF THE FUTURE" AT MARTINIS ABOVE FOURTH

Leigh Scarritt presents "Stars Of The Future" at MARTINIS ABOVE FOURTH TABLE + STAGE (3940 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) on Tuesday, May 20th at 8:00 pm. It promises to be an evening of hope and musicality. Talented young performers will share their gifts as they showcase the miraculous nature of young artistry. Credits include the Old Globe Theatre, The San Diego Rep & the La Jolla Playhouse. Hear your favorite musical theatre pieces from the voices of future Broadway Stars. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND - WITH BARRY FINNERTY

The Tommy Igoe Big Band celebrates Ray Charles Night on Tuesday, May 20th at 8:00 pm at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600). The show features guitar icon Barry Finnerty. 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: GARY WILLIAMS AT CRAZY COQS

The incredibly popular and charming Gary Williams returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 20th through 24th for his fourth run, with a brand new show celebrating the life and music of the unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole. There are so many wonderful songs in Nat Cole's repertoire and Gary will be including favourites like Let There Be Love, Stay As Sweet As You Are, Route 66, When I Fall In Love, Orange Coloured Sky and Straighten Up And Fly Right. Williams has previously paid tribute to Nat Cole in Tokyo and Australia as well as with some of the UK's great orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the CBSO and the Northern Sinfonia. Gary will be accompanied by his Musical Director Matt Regan (BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Radio 3).

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


LONDON: GWYNETH HERBERT AT THE PHEASANTRY

Gwyneth Herbert will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday & Tuesday, May 19th & 20th at 8:30 pm. Herbert is an artist who continues to redefine (and defy) our expectations. A singer-songwriter with one foot in the jazz world and one somewhere in the future, with pierrot-dotted eyes, polka-spotted shoes and swanny whistle in hand she may appear as whimsical as a Bonzo Dog, but writes beautiful melodies and has a poet's grasp of the world around her. 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: MATTHEW MARKS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Matthew Marks will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. This show relates Matthew's Middle School experiences - walking down the "hallowed," horrible halls, afraid to be who he really was. Matthew's first big decision came in middle school: should he follow his passion, American standards, or embrace the alternative grunge movement to fit in? This show is all about how Matthew's first major decision has shaped who he has become today. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ERIKA SMITH WITH 'MARILYN AND FRIENDS'

Erika Smith brings her show 'Marilyn and Friends' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, May 19th at 9:30 pm. The show is a fun hour romp through the mind of one of the world's most famous icons of our time, Marilyn Monroe. Internationally renowned Monroe tribute artist Erika Smith sings the classic songs Marilyn is known for, as well as a few unexpected tunes, interacts and improvises with the audience. She invites other beloved "celebrities" to duet and dance with her. There are some serious and heartfelt moments, but mostly this fun show celebrates and pays loving tribute to the sexiness and artistry of the incomparable Miss Marilyn Monroe. Erika Smith is an internationally renowned Marilyn Monroe look-alike and tribute artist. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: OUT OF THE GAME WITH JEREMY ABRAM

Jeremy Abram makes his official debut at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, May 19th at 9:30 pm. Joined by director Samantha Shechtman and musical director Tracy Stark, their powers are combined to explore what happens when you find yourself at the edge of 30 and newly single ... again. The show will feature music by Rufus Wainwright, Ray Charles, Anita Baker and more. Jeremy lets it all out in this display of character, charm and pure vulnerability. Jerry made his off Broadway debut in the world premiere of Myla Churchill's 'Louis Armstrong: Jazz Ambassador'. There is a $15 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.


NYC: THE LYRICS OF ROBBY SANDLER AT THE BEECHMAN

I Need Some Space: The Lyrics of Robby Sandler returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday, May 19th at 7:00 pm, after a sold out debut last July. The evening of music by the BMI lyricist is produced by Rudy Scala and features the talents of Mariand Torres (The Great Comet, Wicked), Ken Clark (The Great Comet, February House), Andrew Keltz (The Golden Land), Lizzie Hagstedt (Southern Comfort, Sweeney Todd), Shoshanna Richman (I Heart NY, Fiddler), and Ariana Shore (The Performers). Among the composer collaborators featured in the hour long evening are Daniel Green, Lizzie Hagstedt, Jonathan Monro, Andy Roninson, and Benjamin Velez. A survivor of small-town Alabama and a fugitive from Miami, Robby took NYC by storm in October of 2008. Since arriving, his work has been heard up and down the east coast and as far away as Adelaide, Australia! As a lyricist, he has written with some fantastic composers, including Jonathan Monro, Daniel Green, Heath Saunders and Lizzie Hagstedt. Most recently he was the featured bookwriter/lyricist on Andy Roninson's Take a Ten Musicals podcast, Episode 6: I Heart New York. A member of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Advanced Workshop, he is currently developing projects with Jonathan Monro, Daniel Green, and Benjamin Velez.There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN OF UGANDA

A group of performers from Broadway & Cabaret have joined together to present a Concert To Benefit The Children Of Uganda on Monday, May 19th at 7:00 pm at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590). The event will raise funds for the Sabina School in Rakai, Uganda where children orphaned or from impoverished families receive an elementary and middle school education and can live in safety. The school is sorely lacking in many basic programs and necessities such as clothes and medicine and and there are hopes of bringing these necessities to them. In addition, musical instruments such as keyboards, guitars and ukeleles and provide lessons for the children every day. In exchange, the children will teach us their music through drum and song. All proceeds from the concert will go directly towards the purchase and transport of musical instruments and living necessities for the children of the Sabina School. Performers include Max Schneider (How To Rock, Crisis); Jarrod Spector (Tony nominated for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical); Natalie Smith (One Man Two Guvnors, singer/songwriter); Sheera Ben-David (Winner of the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Award); Nicole Johnson (Boardwalk Empire, MOVE for Autism); and Madeline Rhodes (Fun Home, Nurse Jackie). They will be backed by an all-star band including Adam Ben-David, Piano and MD (The Book of Mormon); Jake Schwartz, Guitar (The Book of Mormon); Mat Fieldes, Bass (Matilda); Clint Deganon, Drums (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical). As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: ERIC MICHAEL KROP AT 54 BELOW

Pop singer Eric Michael Krop (Godspell) will present a night filled with covers of hit pop songs in his show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, May 19th at 9:30 pm.He will also showcase original songs from his upcoming album, "Love Lessons". Eric, with songwriters Selda Sahin (Grind) and Derek Gregor (Grind, Island Song, Unlocked) come to the 54 Below stage with a rocking full band and special guests, including Broadway's Natalie Weiss, Tracy McDowell, and Drew Brody, and Orange Is The New Black's Danielle Brooks. They'll be breaking up and putting the pieces back together through song. Eric has performed all over the world and is ready to bring it back home to NYC. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: MICHAEL MCCORRY ROSE & TIFFANY HAAS IN CHEEK TO CHEEK

Michael McCorry Rose & Tiffany Haas will bring their show Cheek to Cheek: A Broadway Romance to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Michael and Tiffany, who sometimes appear opposite each other in the Broadway cast of Wicked as Emerald City's favorite romantic duo: Glinda and Fiyero, present their concert Cheek to Cheek, a fun and flirty evening featuring Broadway love songs. Expect cherished classics from landmark composers: Gershwin to Guettel and everything in between, including songs by some of New York's best new musical theater songwriters. Having starred as Glinda "the Good Witch" in the North American Tour of Wicked, Tiffany Haas is currently appearing in the Broadway production as the standby for Glinda. She was previously in the National Tour of The Drowsy Chaperone and has guest performed with numerous symphony orchestras and regional theaters across the country. Michael McCorry Rose is currently in the Broadway cast of Wicked and has toured nationally and internationally with Wicked, Grease! and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Regionally he has performed with The Papermill Playhouse, The Yale Rep, Project Shaw and Primary Stages. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: THE JAY RODRIGUEZ SEVEN AT THE BLUE NOTE

Grammy Nominated artist Jay Rodriguez will bring 'The Jay Rodriguez Seven' to THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, May 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The SEVEN include Jay Rodriguez - Saxophones, Flute, Bass Clarinet; Alex Carapetis - Drums (The Strokes, Nine Inch Nails); Arturo Stable - Drums (Paquito D Rivera); Al MacDowell - Piccolo Bass; Tony Falanga - Contrabass (Ornette Coleman Band); Adam Fisher - Violin Cello (Fernando Otero); and Ernesto Villalobos - Violin (Chieftains). A truly seasoned master composer, arranger and instrumentalis, Rodriguez has worked with greats like Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto , Paquito D Rivera, the Gil Evans Band, Prince, Miles Davis,Fred Wesley, Chucho Valdez , Cindy Blackman, Doc Cheatham, David Murray, James Blood Ulmer,Alex Blake, Victor Jones, Roy Hargrove , Alex Blake , Victor Jones,Musiq Soulchild, Teruo Nakamura ,Craig Harris, Amiri Baraka, Avery Brooks, Fred Wesley, Medeski Martin and Wood, Roberta Flack,George Porter Jr. , Willie Colon, the Mingus Big Band,Melissa Manchester, Ornette Coleman bassists Al Macdowell and Tony Falanga ,Cindy Blackmand, Fred Ho,Nona Hendrix, Jason Miles,Vernon Reid, Dj Little Louie Vega, Dj Premier, Elvis Costello,The Wu Tan Clan, Guru's Jazzmatazz., Has worked with Producer Gary Katz .He has been a guest soloist on the Jimmy Fallon Show with the Roots. Cofounded the Groove Collective. Scored for Film for director Godfrey Reggio..The list goes on and on. There is a $10-$15 cover.

NYC: DIZZY'S PRESENTS THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL ENSEMBLE

The Juilliard School Ensemble will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, May 19th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy at Dizzy's. The Juilliard School Jazz Ensemble features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. No stranger to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the ensemble has also performed at noted venues such as the Blue Note and Alice Tully Hall. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz's bright future. There is a $25 cover.

D.C.: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

LOS ANGELES: KAREN MASON AT ROCKWELL TABLE & STAGE 

10-time MAC Award winner, Star of Broadway's Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard, Hairspray and more, Broadway/ cabaret star Karen Mason will perform at ROCKWELL: TABLE & STAGE (1714 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - 323-669-1550 - ) on Monday, May 19th at 5:00 pm. 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. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN STILLS

Legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist Stephen Stills will perform for one night only at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Monday, May 19th at 8:00 pm. Stills is the only artist ever to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times in one night - in 1997, for Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, and Nash (CSN). In 2011, Stills performed high-profile dates with both iconic acts, in addition to touring on his own. One of rock music's most enduring figures, Stills is also a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, a BMI Music Icon (with CSN), and has a career now spanning six decades, multiple solo works, and four hugely influential groups - Manassas and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young (CSN&Y), in addition to the two already mentioned. As renowned for his instrumental virtuosity as for writing era-defining anthems including "For What It's Worth" and "Love The One You're With," Stills is ranked #28 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: BRANDYN SHAW IN THEY CALLED ME AL

Brandyn Shaw Brings They Called Me Al to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, May 19th at 8:00 pm. In They Called Me Al, Brandyn Shaw is Al Bowlly, and charts the life and musical career of the crooner widely regarded as Britain's first 'pop' singer. Shaw is recognised as one of the country's most accurate exponents of Bowlly's crooning style. Billed as the 'Ambassador of Song', Bowlly made over one thousand recordings during his lifetime in his sincere and unique voice, ensuring that his is often considered 'the voice' of the 1930s. Together with Bowlly's regular pianist, Monia Liter, Shaw invites you to listen to the often tumultuous and ultimately tragic life of the inimitable crooner. Call for cover/minimum information.

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


LONDON: GWYNETH HERBERT AT THE PHEASANTRY

Gwyneth Herbert will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday & Tuesday, May 19th & 20th at 8:30 pm. Herbert is an artist who continues to redefine (and defy) our expectations. A singer-songwriter with one foot in the jazz world and one somewhere in the future, with pierrot-dotted eyes, polka-spotted shoes and swanny whistle in hand she may appear as whimsical as a Bonzo Dog, but writes beautiful melodies and has a poet's grasp of the world around her. Call for cover/minimum information.

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