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NYC: PAUL AND ROCHELLE CHAMLIN PRESENT "GEMS BY JULE: SELECTIONS FROM THE JULE STYNE SONGBOOK"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER


Acclaimed cabaret couple Paul and Rochelle Chamlin return to the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 10th with their latest offering, celebrating the music of the incredibly prolific Jule Styne. Both shows are at 7:00 pm. Selections will span Styne's 60+ year career, from his early days in jazz-infused Chicago to Hollywood in its studio heyday, on to the Golden Age of Broadway and television. The wonderful cabaret performer Teresa Fischer directs. Rochelle and Paul have become a familiar and welcome presence on the New York cabaret scene. Their lively, delightful shows feature witty banter, an eclectic choice of music, and unique chemistry. There is a $15 cover plus a cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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: JOANNE TATHAM REPRISES "SOUNDTRACK NEW YORK"

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

LONDON: BARB JUNGR & FRIENDS SUNDAYS AT CRAZY COQS

Variously described by critics as magnificent, mesmerising and magical, the formidable Barb Jungr will perform on Sundays at 8:00 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). Barb is joined by different guests on her regular Sunday night shows. On June 1st, Mari 'The Neasden Queen of Soul' Wilson joins Barb for their superb show WOMAN TO WOMAN, a specially created confection of musical delights from the hit parade of life, celebrating American soul and British pop music in a diverse and captivating evening of harmony and wit, accompanied by Alistair Gavin on piano. Woman to Woman delivers truly heartfelt performances of songs both popular and obscure - from The Temptations to The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton to The Isley Brothers, Betty Wright to Brenda and The Tabulations. Barb Jungr has wowed audiences and critics worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations of Bob Dylan's work. She has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer and recording artiste and has ranked at the top of Time Out New York's Best Cabaret Awards for her shows. In 2008 she also received the Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET - JAZZ SUNDAY BRUNCH EVENTS

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

NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

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

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

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


NYC: BLUE NOTE SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: VIVIAN SESSOMS

The Blue Note Jazz Festival presents Vivian Sessoms on Sunday, June 1st at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) for Sunday Jazz Brunch with performances at 11:30 & 1:30 pm. Born and raised in Harlem, Vivian, whose mother was a session/ jingle-singer, and whose father was a flautist/ percussionist (who's played with the likes of James Brown), learned the wonder of music at a young age. Surrounded by nightclubs, churches and regular jam sessions at her family's home, she was already singing by the time she could talk. Years later, while on one of her first major tours, performing with pianist/composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vivian had her eyes and ears opened to an entirely new world of sound and became galvanized. Sakamoto taught Vivian much about song-craft, performance and musicianship. She absorbed as much as she could from the brilliance of his artistry. She found herself surrounded by accomplished, seasoned musicians like drummer Manu Katche (Peter Gabriel, Sting), Victor Bailey (Weather Report, Madonna) and Darryl Jones (Miles Davis, Rolling Stones). She pushed herself tirelessly towards perfection as both a singer and performer. There is a $35 cover **Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST BRUNCH SERIES: JACOB GORZHALTSAN DUO

Jacob Gorzhaltsan will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, June 1st at 12:30 pm as part of the clubs Young Artist Brunch Series. Gorzhaltsan is an emerging musician in Toronto. He has been a part of many ensembles and leads several of his own, having performed in many venues across Canada and the United States. Born in Jerusalem, Israel, he has studied and performed music from a young age, under the tutelage of such esteemed teachers as Peter Stoll, Mark Promane and Pat LaBarbera. He is currently enrolled in the Humber College music degree program in Toronto, Canada. Primarily a clarinet and tenor saxophone player, Jacob also doubles on other woodwind instruments, as well as playing piano. He has been a part of many ensembles and leads several of his own, having performed in many venues across Canada and the United States. At present, he is a member of the Toronto All-Star Big Band, where he plays lead tenor and clarinet. Jacob Gorzhaltsan has had the distinct pleasure of performing with such artists as Peter Appleyard, Jackie Richardson, Doc Severinsen, Ernesto Cervini, and, most recently, with drummer-legend Jack DeJohnette. No cover.

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


NYC: PAUL AND ROCHELLE CHAMLIN PRESENT "GEMS BY JULE: SELECTIONS FROM THE JULE STYNE SONGBOOK"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER


Acclaimed cabaret couple Paul and Rochelle Chamlin return to the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 10th with their latest offering, celebrating the music of the incredibly prolific Jule Styne. Both shows are at 7:00 pm. Selections will span Styne's 60+ year career, from his early days in jazz-infused Chicago to Hollywood in its studio heyday, on to the Golden Age of Broadway and television. The wonderful cabaret performer Teresa Fischer directs. Rochelle and Paul have become a familiar and welcome presence on the New York cabaret scene. Their lively, delightful shows feature witty banter, an eclectic choice of music, and unique chemistry. There is a $15 cover plus a cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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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: JOANNE TATHAM REPRISES "SOUNDTRACK NEW YORK"

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

NYC: BERNARD DOTSON RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Broadway song and dance man Bernard Dotson returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, June 1st at 4:00 pm. He will be singing songs by great composers of Broadway, Film, and a few Surprises from the Pop World. Directed by Bob E. Gasper and under the musical direction of Tracy Stark, the show will feature David Silliman on Drums, Skip Ward on Bass, Peter Calo on Guitar, and Jeanne Montano and Tanya Holt on backup vocals. On Broadway, Bernard was featured in Finian's Rainbow, (First Gospeleer, Original Revival Cast), Chicago, (Billy Flynn), Imaginary Friends, (Leo, Original Cast), Sweet Smell Of Success, (Club Zanzibar Singer, Original Cast), Jesus Christ Superstar, (Original Revival Cast), and the Tony Award Musical Ragtime, (Original Cast). Concerts and recordings: She Loves Me, Boys Night Out, Celebration of the Rat Pack, New York Philharmonic, the music of Frank Loesser, Dreamgirls for the Actors Fund, (Recording), Broadway On 22nd Street, Encores Broadway Bash at City Center, and several cast recordings including the newly released Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: UNCOMMON CHORD AT THE BEECHMAN

Uncommon Chord will perform at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) on Sunday, June 1st at 4:00 pm. Formed in 1995, Uncommon Chord is an SSATB pop-jazz vocal ensemble in New York City comprised of ten accomplished vocalists who sing contemporary music for the love of it. Their repertoire ranges from the music of Duke Ellington, George & Ira Gershwin, and Johnny Mercer to that of the Beatles, Nora Jones, and Dave Brubeck. Uncommon Chord performs both a capella and accompanied arrangements, including those of the Real Group, Gene Puerling, and the group's musical director, Scott Stein. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TETE-A-TETE WITH JIM BROCHU & FRIENDS

This Sunday, June 1st, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, http://jazzbistro.caNYC - 646-476-3551) launches "Tete-a-Tete with Jim Brochu & Friends," the new series in which Broadway's legendary songwriters sit down with Drama Desk Award-winner Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, Character Man, The Big Voice: God or Merman) to discuss their life's work. This week, Brochu will sit down with Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick, the legendary lyricist and librettist who created iconic musicals including Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, Fiorello and The Apple Tree. Tony nominee Anita Gillette (Chapter Two, Brighton Beach Memoirs, They're Playing Our Song) and MAC Award winner Steve Ross will take to the stage to perform some of Harnick's most beloved songs. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ALICE RIPLEY IMAGINES

Following her recent sold out appearances, Tony winner Alice Ripley returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, June 1st at 9:30 pm with a brand new show - Alice Imagines! In the show, the multi-talented star of Broadway's Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, The Who's Tommy, Side Show and The Rocky Horror Show explores roles she'd love to play and why! There is a $35-$45 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)

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": "BE-A-DEEJAY" FUNDRAISER
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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, June 1st, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway. He will have a "BE-A-DEEJAY" FUNDRAISER. Here's your chance to "be-a-deejay" with your own 30 minute segment on EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN. Spin your pop standards, jazz, cabaret & show tunes. Arrange an interview. Team up with a friend. David Kenney will help you program your segment. Call 212-209-2950 with Your $250 Pledge during this broadcast. Can't wait PLEDGE NOW at http://www.give2wbai.org/ For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .

NYC: THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY FEATURING LISA GARY

Birdland's very own jazz quartet hits the stage every Sunday to wrap up the weekend with jazz classics at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) at 6:00 pm! The quartet features John Hart (Guitar), Paul Gil (bass), Carmen Intorre (Drums) & Jon Davis (Piano). This week the special guest vocalist Lisa Gary. Vocalist, lyricist and composer Lisa Janine Gary hails from a musical household in New York. She grew up surrounded by her father's passion for jazz. At the age of 9 she began her music studies on the trumpet under his primary instruction. Lisa pursued her love for music throughout her education, beginning to tour at 17 with Lagond Music. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance from McGill University's Schulich School of Music in Montreal, with the honor of Outstanding Achievement in Jazz Voice. Lisa's most recent accolade was her acceptance into the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, the world's most prestigious jazz competition, which focuses on a different instrument every year. 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: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: JOE LOVANO'S VILLAGE RHYTHMS BAND

Joe Lovano's Village Rhythms Band will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 27th through June 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The band features Joe Lovano, sax; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Matt Garrison, electric bass; Otis Brown, drums; Abdou Mboup, kora & percussion with Special Guests: Judi Silvano, vocals and Tim Hagans, trumpet. At Cleveland's infamous "Togo Suite," a then 28-year old Joe Lovano met and performed with a group of Nigerian musicians involved in an impromptu and joyous cultural exchange. About one year later on his 29th birthday in 1981, as a result of that initial late night club session, Lovano found himself in Lagos, Nigeria, meeting and spending time with the esteemed godfather of the afro-beat movement - Fela Kuti. The meeting of Kuti and his extended family of musicians led to a performance with the Cleveland and Nigerian musicians joined together in "Tafawa Balewa Square." The entire experience of performing with Kuti and his family left Lovano with a lasting feeling that still touches him to this day, and a new sense of possibilities within his own music - in all aspects of the sonic palette. Over three decades later, one of the most prominent voices in jazz, looks back to a historic musical landmark in his life and brings it into his own evolving musical vernacular. Joined by guitarist Liberty Ellman, electric bassist Matthew Garrison, percussionist/ African harpist Abdou Mboup, and drummer Otis Brown III; "The Village Rhythm Band" showcases the linear relationship between West African music and jazz in a way that is totally unique to Lovano's voice - warm, sinuous, and constantly moving over an emphatic pulse. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: DIZZY'S PRESENTS THE ALI JACKSON QUINTET

The Ali Jackson Quintet will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 29th through June 1st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drummer Ali Jackson returns a with a quintet (TBA). In addition to the Orchestra and his own groups, Jackson has worked with, among many others, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Harry Connick, Jr., KRS-1, Marcus Roberts, Joshua Redman, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. There is always an extra dose of energy in the club when members of the JLCO perform, and with top-notch talent sure to appear, expect a joyous musical celebration with drummer extraordinaire, Ali Jackson. There is a $35-$45 cover.

PITTSFIELD, MA: MR. FINN'S CABARET - BRINGIN' DOWN THE HOUSE

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and Tristan Wilson Managing Director, announces June performances at MR. FINN'S CABARET AT THE SYDELLE AND LEE BLATT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (36 Linden Street, Pittsfield, MA - 413-236-8888). The show on Sunday, June 1st at 8:00 pm will be BRINGIN' DOWN THE HOUSE, starring Wanda Houston. World class performer Wanda Houston takes audiences on a soul-stirring journey from Gospel to Jazz, Broadway to R&B. Tickets are $25.


TORONTO: FUNDRAISER FOR MUSIC MAKES US: THE COALTION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION

Celebrate jazz music education with an inspiring evening of local jazz musicians on Sunday, June 1st at 7:00 pm as THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) launch the Wise Voices for Music series with a special tribute to Canada's oldest working jazz music educator - Phil Nimmons - with some birthday celebrations too. This special evening is brought to you by Music Makes Us - The Coalition for Music Education . It is devoted to raising funds to support the Youth for Music leadership and music program awards. The NUFSICISUM awards will go to youth leaders who make a difference for their school music programs. Featuring Performances by: David Braid; Heather Bambrick; Myriad 3: Chris Donnelly, Dan Fortin, Ernesto Cervini; The W Jazz Collective: Tara Kannangara, Tara Davidson, Shannon Graham, Heather Segger, Hannah Barstow, Gabriella Ciurcovich, Laura Swankey, Robin Claxton; Sean Nimmons-Patterson; and Emily Steinwall. Tickets are $100 (tax receipt for $75).


WASHINGTON, DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS PIECES OF A DREAM

Jazz trio Pieces of a Dream will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, May 30th through June 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Pieces of a Dream emerged out of Philadelphia's music scene in 1976. Keyboardist James Lloyd, drummer Curtis Harmon and former bassist Cedric Napoleon, were (and still are) managed by the drummer's father and uncle, Danny and Bill Harmon, respectively. The group based their name on "Pieces of Dreams," a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that the group performed. The youthful exuberance of those two Philly kids from the mid-'70s is still very much alive in Soul Intent, Pieces of a Dream's latest effort on Heads Up. It's that kind of innovation and eclecticism that keeps Pieces of a Dream fresh and authentic in a jazz world that's ever-changing. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: THE FLAMINGOS AT BETHESDA BLUES

The pop vocal group The Flamingos will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, June 1st at 7:30 pm. The Flamingos created a unique sound that still inspires many artist such as Bruno Mars and Aaron Neville, just to name a few. As the group celebrates its diamond anniversary, they are known as the "Ambassadors for Romance" and are better than ever. Led by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Terry Johnson, The Flamingos perform their greatest hits including "I Only Have Eyes For You," heralded by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a song that helped define rock and roll. In concert, with 9 charted hits and 4 albums, The Flamingos expand their repertoire to include classic songs from the American Songbook, an inspiring video tribute honoring our troops, comedy and the kind of show that seems to hit all age groups with pure entertainment. This mix of cleverly arranged music from the past and present promises to create a memory-filled concert that will bring fans to their feet repeatedly. There is a $35 cover.

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

Scott Gryder's monthly SIMPLY SCOTTY! show will be held this month at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sunday, June 1st from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Scott will once again entertain from his self-compiled songbook of zany, heartfelt music! He is accompanied by the incomparable Nick Sula on piano, and joined at the mic by guest singers Freddie The Puppet, Laven Deer and the legendary operatic pachyderm Placebo Dominguez. Guest singers welcome. No cover charge - just a 2-drink minimum.


PALM SPRINGS, CA: WARREN DELANGE COMES TO PALM DESERT

Warren Delange brings his show "Swingin' The Dream", a tribute to Eddie DeLange, to THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, June 1st at 2:00 pm as part of Les Michaels' Sundays In Summer Series. You may not know Warren Delange, and maybe not even his famous fathers name, but you're sure to know his many hit songs from an era when lyrics meant something. Eddie DeLange wrote the lyrics for such songs as Solitude, Moonglow, Darn That Dream, String Of Pearls, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans and countless others. The shows title "Swingin' The Dream" refers to an actual Broadway musical written by Eddie DeLange which, at the time of it's production, was the most lavish and expensive one produced to that date. Warren will be joined by Joel Baker on piano. There are even a few film clips and photos from the big band and swing days when his father worked with all the greats of the time. $11 tickets will be sold at the box office day of show.

LOS ANGELES: JOAN RYAN AT CATALINA JAZZ CLUB

Actress and singer Joan Ryan will appear at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Sunday, June 1st at 7:30 pm. Joan wowed audiences in the West Coast productions of Ruthless! (original Los Angeles cast), Les Miserables, Footloose, Triumph of Love and Little Shop of Horrors. This special evening, which benefits The Trevor Project, the leading national organization of crisis intervention services to LGBT youth, will also feature a special performance by Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, Perception). The show is directed by Andrew MacBean with Musical Direction by Todd Schroeder. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


LOS ANGELES: KRITZERLAND: NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME - THE SONGS OF DOROTHY FIELDS

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "Nobody Does It Like Me - The Songs Of Dorothy Fields" on Sunday, May 1st at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700), As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Tara Browne, Cynthia Ferrer, Zachary Ford, Kim Huber, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman, Sarah Staitman and Robert Yacko with musical director Lloyd Cooper. Special Guest: Kerry O'Malley. For their 46th Kritzerland show they will showcase one of the most influential female lyricists of all time, the great Dorothy Fields. In a time when Tin Pan Alley was almost exclusively a male-dominated club, Dorothy Fields rose to the top, first writing hit after hit with Jimmy McHugh, and later becoming one of the first female lyricists on Broadway and in film, working with such composers as Jerome Kern, Sigmund Romberg, Albert Hague, Arthur Schwartz and finally Cy Coleman, and working on such classic films and shows as the Astaire/Rogers Swing Time, Roberta, Up in Central Park, By the Beautiful Sea, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Redhead, Sweet Charity and Seesaw. You'll hear the well known and the unknown, all delivered by a wonderful cast of performers. You will hear some of the cleverest and most beautiful lyrics ever written, by a master of the craft who forged the way for so many other talented female lyricists. There was no one like Dorothy Fields. Cover charge $15 plus $10 food minimum plus a $4 facility charge.


SAN FRANCISCO: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AT FEINSTEINS TO CELEBRATE 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) will present return of multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein for four performances only, Thursday & Friday, June 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, May 30th & June 1st at 7:00 pm. He will be joined by special guest Paula West, who recently completed a sold-out residency at Feinstein's at the Nikko. Feinstein will perform a range of classics from the Great American songbook. Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Paula West was initially exposed to classical music as a youngster. It wasn't until college that West began listening to jazz singers such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn. After college, West moved to San Francisco where she met a pianist who would join her in the climb to her own musical identity and her musical success. His name was Ken Muir, and he continues as her accompanist today. There is a $65-$95 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: OZ NOY TRIO AT YOSHI'S

Bass/Guitar Player presents the OZ NOY TRIO featuring Oteil Burbridge and Keith Carlock at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, June 1st with performances at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Jazz/ Rock/ Blues guitar virtuoso Oz is touring in support of new album, Twisted Blues Volume 2 which was released on May 20th. Noy's latest album continues to mine the blues-tinted vain first tapped in the widely acclaimed first volume, which was released in 2011. While some of the same players from volume one are back on board, these entirely new sessions also introduce an array of special guests, some off-kilter yet undeniably funky rhythmic concepts, and the sort of fiercely unguarded, daring improvisational maneuvers that Noy's growing following have come to expect. There is a $16-$22 cover.

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LONDON: BARB JUNGR & FRIENDS SUNDAYS AT CRAZY COQS

Variously described by critics as magnificent, mesmerising and magical, the formidable Barb Jungr will perform on Sundays at 8:00 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). Barb is joined by different guests on her regular Sunday night shows. On June 1st, Mari 'The Neasden Queen of Soul' Wilson joins Barb for their superb show WOMAN TO WOMAN, a specially created confection of musical delights from the hit parade of life, celebrating American soul and British pop music in a diverse and captivating evening of harmony and wit, accompanied by Alistair Gavin on piano. Woman to Woman delivers truly heartfelt performances of songs both popular and obscure - from The Temptations to The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton to The Isley Brothers, Betty Wright to Brenda and The Tabulations. Barb Jungr has wowed audiences and critics worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations of Bob Dylan's work. She has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer and recording artiste and has ranked at the top of Time Out New York's Best Cabaret Awards for her shows. In 2008 she also received the Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: NICOLE FARADAY AT THE PHEASANTRY

Nicole Faraday will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, June 1st at 8:00 pm. Nicole has successfully forged a career in both prime time television and theatre, with her own regular cabarets to boot. Best known for her portrayal of Snowball Merriman, the glamorous murderess in two series of ITV/CBS 'Bad Girls' and as series regular Dr Heather Lincoln in BBC's 'Casualty', she is currently filming the new recurring character role Veronica for ITV's 'Emmerdale'. Theatre credits include Shell Dockley in 'Bad Girls - the Musical' at The West Yorkshire Playhouse, for which she won the TMA award 2006 for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical; and the subsequent West End run at The Garrick for which she was a nominee for the WOS Theatregoers Choice award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical 2007/8. Call for cover/minimum information.


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.

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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: 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: JOHN MINNOCK SINGS JAZZ & BLUES AT THE MET

John Minnock returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 31st at 4:00 pm with an energetic and entertaining show of Jazz and Blues. John Minnock gained popularity as a successful singer in Boston, and is now a frequent performer at the Metropolitan Room. Combining great musicality and showmanship, John presents a lively evening of Jazz, Blues, Funk and R&B. Rapidly building a large New York following, and with a voice that recalls B.B. King, Billy Eckstein, and George Benson, John often branches out to jazz improvisation and scat singing, with interesting facts and history about the songs. With his trio, accomplished musicians from both Boston and New York, John is as at-ease with the complexities of music as he is with working with the band, with the audience, and everything involved in putting on a highly entertaining show. John is joined by his trio pianist Bill Duffy, bassist Carlos Mena, and drummer Pablo Eluchans. John Minnock performed weekly at Boston's Encore Lounge for two years, in one of the most successful jazz gigs in the Boston area. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAVIER RUIBAL & DAVID BROZA AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Vocalist /composer /arranger /guitarist Javier Ruibal and singer/songwriter David Broza will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 31st at 7:00 pm. Javier Ruibal offers an exquisite and rigorous commitment to integration in the social story that coexists. His songs are both beautiful and supportive, intimate and participatory, personal and universal. Israeli superstar David Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world. Broza was awarded a Spanish royal medal of honor, by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SHANA FARR WITH "IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT"

Shana Farr brings her new show 'In The Still of The Night' to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, May 31st at 7:30pm. She is joined on stage by award-winning music director, Jon Weber and cellist, Adam Fisher. 'In The Still Of The Night' takes the audience on a musical and poetical journey through the music, lyrics & verse of two of the 20th century's greatest and most prolific songwriters - Noel Coward and Cole Porter. An evening of wit and flamboyance, chic and cheek, urbanity and elegance. Songs such as "Zigeuner", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", and "Just One Of Those Things" along with other favorites such as "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "Never Again", and "If Love Were All" help tell a story both sung and spoken with words by these two great men. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "WAITING TO EXHALE" HARMONICA SUNBEAM & FRIENDS

Harmonica Sunbeam & Friends presents "Waiting To Exhale" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, May 31st at 6:30 pm. Hosted by Harmonica Sunbeam, this show features special guests , Armani Damone, Cyndi Woods, Lady Jasmine and Divinity Banks. Come out and sing-along , reflect and rejoice with the gang to a really great song track and movie. There is a $19 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE SCREW YOU REVUE AT THE DUPLEX

Join Lady Winifred (Dewey Chaffee) and her best gal pal Miss Didi Panache (Douglas Edwards) with their unique brand of Vegas inspired, over-the-top, raunchy, improvised comedy at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, May 31st at 9:30 pm. The duo challenges the threshold of each audience by proving that absolutely no subject is taboo. Douglas and Dewey are a married couple. They've been together nearly a decade. In that time, the duo discovered that they are not only compatible in life, but that they share a fantastic chemistry on the stage as well. Douglas earned a degree in Opera at Stetson University. Dewey spent 23 years at the "Disney University." Together, they are Didi Panache and Lady Winifred, stars of "The Screw You Revue," an improvised comedy musical revue. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reserve at http://www.brownpapertickets


NYC: NEW 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: KATIE FINNERAN IN IT MIGHT BE YOU - A FUNNY LADY'S SEARCH FOR HOME

Katie Finneran, the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and TV star, will make her cabaret debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with the show It Might Be You - A Funny Lady's Search for Home on Wednesday & Thursday, May 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 8:30 pm; with a late show on Saturday at 11:00 pm. Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, Katie gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway and starting a family. Singing an eclectic array of songs and sharing extraordinary backstage stories, Katie takes us on a comical and poignant pilgrimage to her greatest destination yet: home. Expect to hear songs ranging from Stephen Sondheim to Ingrid Michaelson, with homages to Betty Hutton and Julie Andrews in between. The evening will be directed by Katie's longtime pal, Broadway's Andrea Burns (The Nance, In the Heights) and will feature musical direction by Steve Marzullo. Katie Finneran co-starred in The Michael J. Fox Show on NBC. She most recently starred on Broadway as Miss Hannigan in the Tony-nominated revival of Annie. In 2010, Finneran won a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in the first Broadway revival of the musical Promises, Promises. She was also awarded the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in the Broadway revival of Noises Off. There is a $35-$55 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: MEGAN HILTY AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Broadway's Megan Hilty will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturday, May 27th through June 7th at 8:45 pm, with a late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. Megan Kathleen Hilty is an American musical theatre and television actress, and singer. She rose to prominence for her roles in several Broadway musicals including her performance as Glinda in Wicked and her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical. Her best known role was as Ivy Lynn on the 2012-2013 musical-drama TV series Smash, on which she sang many original songs, including the Grammy Award-nominated "Let Me Be Your Star". She last appeared in the TV sitcom Sean Saves the World. There is a %50-$80 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum. (VIP: $120-$130)


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: BOSSABRASIL FEATURING MARCOS VALLE AND ROBERTO MENESCAL

Delta Air Lines Presents BOSSABRASIL featuring Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 27th through 31st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Producers Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta, known for their passion for Brazilian music, bring together for the first time in New York two of Brazil's most important pop/jazz composers, Marcos Valle, pianist - vocalist and Roberto Menescal - guitarist. The performance will highlight many of their famous hit songs as well as some gems of JOBIM. They will bring vocalist Patricia Alvi, the great drummer Renato Massa, and Trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, with them from Rio. Joining them will be two other native Brazilians living in the US, Itaguara Brandao on bass and Jorge Continentino on sax and flute. BossaBrasil is an annual event going into its 8th year. Marcos Valle, major songwriter of Brazilian Popular Music has written over 300 songs recorded by industry luminaries Sarah Vaughan, Chicago, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Brubeck Toots Thielemans, Joe Pass, Bebel Gilberro, Sergio Mendes, Eumir Deodato, Jono Donato, Jay Z ,Kanye West and the list goes on and on. Roberto Menescal, composer of bossa nova classics Vagamente, Rio, Voce...is Composer/Producer/guitarist and one of the 'founding fathers of bossa nova'. His best-known composition is "O Barquinho" and he is known for his work with Carlos Lyra, Nara Leao, Wanda Sa and many other important artists. Together they will make musical history at the legendary Birdland surrounded by other master musicians. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: JOE LOVANO'S VILLAGE RHYTHMS BAND

Joe Lovano's Village Rhythms Band will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 27th through June 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The band features Joe Lovano, sax; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Matt Garrison, electric bass; Otis Brown, drums; Abdou Mboup, kora & percussion with Special Guests: Judi Silvano, vocals and Tim Hagans, trumpet. At Cleveland's infamous "Togo Suite," a then 28-year old Joe Lovano met and performed with a group of Nigerian musicians involved in an impromptu and joyous cultural exchange. About one year later on his 29th birthday in 1981, as a result of that initial late night club session, Lovano found himself in Lagos, Nigeria, meeting and spending time with the esteemed godfather of the afro-beat movement - Fela Kuti. The meeting of Kuti and his extended family of musicians led to a performance with the Cleveland and Nigerian musicians joined together in "Tafawa Balewa Square." The entire experience of performing with Kuti and his family left Lovano with a lasting feeling that still touches him to this day, and a new sense of possibilities within his own music - in all aspects of the sonic palette. Over three decades later, one of the most prominent voices in jazz, looks back to a historic musical landmark in his life and brings it into his own evolving musical vernacular. Joined by guitarist Liberty Ellman, electric bassist Matthew Garrison, percussionist/African harpist Abdou Mboup, and drummer Otis Brown III; "The Village Rhythm Band" showcases the linear relationship between West African music and jazz in a way that is totally unique to Lovano's voice - warm, sinuous, and constantly moving over an emphatic pulse. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: DIZZY'S PRESENTS THE ALI JACKSON QUINTET

The Ali Jackson Quintet will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 29th through June 1st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drummer Ali Jackson returns a with a quintet (TBA). In addition to the Orchestra and his own groups, Jackson has worked with, among many others, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Harry Connick, Jr., KRS-1, Marcus Roberts, Joshua Redman, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. There is always an extra dose of energy in the club when members of the JLCO perform, and with top-notch talent sure to appear, expect a joyous musical celebration with drummer extraordinaire, Ali Jackson. There is a $35-$45 cover.

TORONTO: THE MAUREEN KENNEDY QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Maureen Kennedy Quartet will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 29th through 31st at 9:00 pm. Known to the Canadian jazz community as a "singer's singer", vocalist Maureen Kennedy has cultivated an extensive repertoire of memorable standards and rediscovered gems that compliment her very personal sound. Kennedy developed her love for jazz in her early twenties when she studied for six years with Canadian flugelhorn and trumpet player Fred Stone. The purity of her sound and restrained use of vibrato developed under his tutelage. Through the years Ms. Kennedy has performed at numerous venues and arts events in and around the city of Toronto with many of Canada's accomplished jazz players. This past summer she went to Vancouver for the first time and sang two nights at the Cellar Jazz Club with a group that included Vancouver saxophonist Cory Weeds and guitarist Bill Coon, who will be joining her at Jazz Bistro to open and close this three-night stand. There is a $15-$20 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS PIECES OF A DREAM

Jazz trio Pieces of a Dream will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, May 30th through June 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Pieces of a Dream emerged out of Philadelphia's music scene in 1976. Keyboardist James Lloyd, drummer Curtis Harmon and former bassist Cedric Napoleon, were (and still are) managed by the drummer's father and uncle, Danny and Bill Harmon, respectively. The group based their name on "Pieces of Dreams," a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that the group performed. The youthful exuberance of those two Philly kids from the mid-'70s is still very much alive in Soul Intent, Pieces of a Dream's latest effort on Heads Up. It's that kind of innovation and eclecticism that keeps Pieces of a Dream fresh and authentic in a jazz world that's ever-changing. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: JIMMY GREEN AT THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

A native of Hartford, CT, saxophonist, composer, and educator Jimmy Greene will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Jimmy Green has emerged as a positive presence in the jazz world. His 9 solo recordings, Live at Smalls (SmallsLive), Mission Statement (RazDaz/Sunnyside), The Overcomers Suite (NuJazz), Gifts and Givers (Criss Cross), True Life Stories (Criss Cross), Forever (Criss Cross), Brand New World (RCA Victor), Live at Birdland (RCA Victor) and Introducing Jimmy Greene (Criss Cross) have been met with much critical acclaim. In addition to his recordings and appearances as a leader, Greene appears on over 70 albums as a sideman, and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., Avishai Cohen, Kenny Barron, Lewis Nash, Steve Turre, the New Jazz Composers Octet and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, among many others. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: THE TOM PRINCIPATO BAND WITH HORNS

The Tom Principato Band with Horns is featured at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday, May 31st at 8:00 pm. Tom Principato has spent the last 40+ years as a guitarist and singer based in his hometown of Washington, DC. In the 1970's, Tom was leader of the legendary band Powerhouse, an East Coast phenomenon that released an album "Night Life" to critical acclaim. Tom has also done brief stints with acts including in The Assassins with Jimmy Thackery, former guitarist of The Nighthawks. In 1984 Tom recorded a live album with the late Washington guitar legend Danny Gatton titled "Blazing Telecasters." This album was considered by The National Academy Of Recorded Arts And Sciences (NARAS) for a Grammy Nomination. Tom has won a total of 22 WAMMY Awards from the Washington Area Music Association. There is a $25 cover.

PALM BEACH, FL: MARY WILSON AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Mary Wilson will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, May 30th & 31st and June 6th & 7th at 8:00 pm. Returning to the Royal Room for her fourth engagement, Mary Wilson is a true musical legend. It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired her to co-found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history - The Supremes. With an unprecedented 12 number-one hits, including "Where Did Our Love Go," "Baby Love," "Come See About Me" and "Stop, In The Name Of Love," The Supremes set the precedent for super group success. Wilson also has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world, and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry. Call for cover/minimum information.

PALM SPRINGS: SARAH COLONNA AT THE COPA

Sarah Colonna, one of Daily Variety's "Top 10 Comics to Watch" 2012 will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 8:00 pm. She tours across the country headlining comedy clubs and has been seen on the Comedians of Chelsea Lately tour, The Las Vegas Comedy Festival and has made multiple appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Some of her TV guest appearances include, "The United States of Tara," "Scare Tactics" and "Monk." She was a semi-finalist on "Last Comic Standing" and the BBC's "The World Stands Up," an international show featuring the best comedians from around the world. Sarah is well known as a writer and roundtable regular on "Chelsea Lately" and a producer, writer and star on E!'s "After Lately." Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: TOM CULVER WITH "COLE PORTER UNCORKED"

Tom Culver brings his show "Cole Porter Uncorked" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 9:00 pm. As a boy, Tom Culver was mesmerized by the flicking images on the silver screen as he sat transfixed in the darkness of the small-town South Dakota movie palaces. The Navy offered a ticket from the snow swept plains. After service, Tom located in Oakland, California and discovered the Bay Area's theater and music scenes. Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Donald O'Connor and Dan Daily glided across lacquered dance floors with their glamorous partners and the die was cast. He found a community of like-minded vocalists at piano bars and clubs in Los Angeles, and thanks to the success of artists like Harry Connick Jr. and Diana Krall, traditional pop music was once again being heard. Tom's audiences understood the nuances of this music as he performed at intimate venues including Hollywood's Gardenia. The show is directed by Marilyn Maye. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: MIKI HOWARD AT CATALINA JAZZ CLUB

Miki Howard will perform at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 8:00 pm. Alicia Michelle "Miki" Howard is an American R&B/jazz singer and actress who had a string of Top 10 hit songs in the late-1980s and early-1990s, including "Baby, Be Mine", "Come Share My Love" and "Love Under New Management". "Ain't Nobody Like You" and "Ain't Nuthin' in the World" both peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B Singles chart. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: CAYLIA CHAIKEN "BARE NAKED"

Vocalist Caylia Chaiken brings her show "Bare Naked" to SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Saturday, May 31st at 8:00 pm. Ms. Chaiken promises an intimate evening of funny stories and songs about love, revelations and life transitions. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AT FEINSTEINS TO CELEBRATE 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) will present return of multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein for four performances only, Thursday & Friday, June 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, May 30th & June 1st at 7:00 pm. He will be joined by special guest Paula West, who recently completed a sold-out residency at Feinstein's at the Nikko. Feinstein will perform a range of classics from the Great American songbook. Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Paula West was initially exposed to classical music as a youngster. It wasn't until college that West began listening to jazz singers such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn. After college, West moved to San Francisco where she met a pianist who would join her in the climb to her own musical identity and her musical success. His name was Ken Muir, and he continues as her accompanist today. There is a $65-$95 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: YOSHI'S PRESENTS GOAPELE

Sophisticated Bay Area soulstress Goapele will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday through Saturday, May 28th through 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Singer-songwriter Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the "neo-soul" tag, the eloquent singer/songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele craved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry. Not content to be merely another singer lost in the machine, Goapele's follow-up recordings Even Closer (2002) and Change It All (2005) were released through majors in conjunction with her own independent label Skyblaze, After taking off six years from recor, Goapele has returned to the forefront of the music scene with Break of Dawn, a collection of sophistiling with love, loss and all the life in between. Dinner/Show: $63-68 Show only: $25-$45.

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LONDON: OPERA TOTTIE: SHAKEN, STIRRED WITH A TWIST

After their huge success last year, Opera Tottie returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Thursday through Saturday, May 29th through 31st at 8:00 pm. Their show SHAKEN, STIRRED WITH A TWIST, is a classy, clever, stylish cabaret that spans opera to jazz. Opera Tottie, who are Carolyn Allen and Paul Smith, perform a truly glamorous evening of warmth, wit and laughter, with their own sparkling lyrics. A familiar face on TV, Carolyn appeared in New Tricks for the BBC playing Carole, a member of Dennis Waterman's ex wives club and she most memorably played Vonny, the sexy stripper and snake charmer in Only Fools and Horses and Carol the best friend in The Upper Hand. Other television appearances are Slinger's Day and Just His Luck. Carolyn's West End credits include famous farces, Two Into One and See How They Run, Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Les Miserables and Jo Papp's Pirates of Penzance at the Drury Lane Theatre. Paul began his career playing for cabaret in Europe and America. He enjoyed three years as Danny La Rue's musical director on stage and television as well as MD for Ronnie Corbett and Anthony Newly. Paul's concert work has taken him all over the world, playing and conducting for Pam Ayres, Sheila Steafel, Janie Dee and the late great Dame Hilda Bracket. Paul is a specialist in Victorian Music Hall. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: CLARK WARREN IN LUCKY SO AND SO: JAZZ AND STANDARDS WITH A TWIST
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Clark Warren returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, April 12th and Friday, May 30th, both shows at 7:00 pm with his new show 'Lucky So and So: Jazz and Standards with a Twist'. He is joined by Dan Furman on piano, with John Burr on bass and David Sillman on drums. From major TV voiceovers, to his hosting of three syndicated music programs, to his appearances at New York's Birdland, Clark has shared a lifetime of entertaining, in theater, on radio, TV, and nightclubs with appreciative reviewers and fans. Clark's show is like the great Manhattan nightclub performances of days gone by, a great voice doing great songs. Voices like Buddy Greco, Mark Murphy, Vic Damone, Bobby Darin and now, Clark Warren. The songs are special, the instrument superb, all brought together by supreme taste. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: CLARK WARREN IN LUCKY SO AND SO: JAZZ AND STANDARDS WITH A TWIST
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

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

Jazz vocalist Toshi Cappuccino brings his Chanson Show to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, May 30th at 6:30 pm. Toshi Cappuccino's recent Japan "Chanson" tour was a major success with return dates planned for Fall 2014. For his show at the Duplex he will sing a selection of Japanese chansons and jazz favorites. There is a $10 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: DISTORTED DIZNEE / BROADWAY / HOLLYWOOD

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

NYC: KATIE FINNERAN IN IT MIGHT BE YOU - A FUNNY LADY'S SEARCH FOR HOME

Katie Finneran, the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and TV star, will make her cabaret debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with the show It Might Be You - A Funny Lady's Search for Home on Wednesday & Thursday, May 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 8:30 pm; with a late show on Saturday at 11:00 pm. Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, Katie gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway and starting a family. Singing an eclectic array of songs and sharing extraordinary backstage stories, Katie takes us on a comical and poignant pilgrimage to her greatest destination yet: home. Expect to hear songs ranging from Stephen Sondheim to Ingrid Michaelson, with homages to Betty Hutton and Julie Andrews in between. The evening will be directed by Katie's longtime pal, Broadway's Andrea Burns (The Nance, In the Heights) and will feature musical direction by Steve Marzullo. Katie Finneran co-starred in The Michael J. Fox Show on NBC. She most recently starred on Broadway as Miss Hannigan in the Tony-nominated revival of Annie. In 2010, Finneran won a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in the first Broadway revival of the musical Promises, Promises. She was also awarded the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in the Broadway revival of Noises Off. There is a $35-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY JR

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the runaway season six winner of NBC TV's America's Got Talent, will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, May 30th at 11:00 pm. Landau has toured across the country to sold-out audiences, but New York City maintains a very special place in his heart. It's here that Landau waited in line for over fourteen hours for the chance to audition for AGT judges for his shot at stardom. Landau aced the audition and subsequent performances on the top rated TV talent competition with his smooth vocal take on The Great American Songbook classics from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Cole Porter and more, all of which he'll be performing LIVE in this show. After winning a million dollars and a headlining slot at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Landau's debut CD That's Life on Columbia Records (produced by Grammy winner Steve Tyrell) captured #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts. Murphy's 2013 follow-up Christmas Made For Two CD was a best selling benefit fundraising vehicle for The Children's Home Society of West Virginia, one of many Mountain State charities Landau has supported generously with his time and talent, helping raise over a million dollars for his fellow West Virginians. 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: MEGAN HILTY AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Broadway's Megan Hilty will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturday, May 27th through June 7th at 8:45 pm, with a late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. Megan Kathleen Hilty is an American musical theatre and television actress, and singer. She rose to prominence for her roles in several Broadway musicals including her performance as Glinda in Wicked and her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical. Her best known role was as Ivy Lynn on the 2012-2013 musical-drama TV series Smash, on which she sang many original songs, including the Grammy Award-nominated "Let Me Be Your Star". She last appeared in the TV sitcom Sean Saves the World. There is a %50-$80 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum. (VIP: $120-$130)


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: BOSSABRASIL FEATURING MARCOS VALLE AND ROBERTO MENESCAL

Delta Air Lines Presents BOSSABRASIL featuring Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 27th through 31st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Producers Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta, known for their passion for Brazilian music, bring together for the first time in New York two of Brazil's most important pop/jazz composers, Marcos Valle, pianist - vocalist and Roberto Menescal - guitarist. The performance will highlight many of their famous hit songs as well as some gems of JOBIM. They will bring vocalist Patricia Alvi, the great drummer Renato Massa, and Trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, with them from Rio. Joining them will be two other native Brazilians living in the US, Itaguara Brandao on bass and Jorge Continentino on sax and flute. BossaBrasil is an annual event going into its 8th year. Marcos Valle, major songwriter of Brazilian Popular Music has written over 300 songs recorded by industry luminaries Sarah Vaughan, Chicago, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Brubeck Toots Thielemans, Joe Pass, Bebel Gilberro, Sergio Mendes, Eumir Deodato, Jono Donato, Jay Z ,Kanye West and the list goes on and on. Roberto Menescal, composer of bossa nova classics Vagamente, Rio, Voce...is Composer/Producer/guitarist and one of the 'founding fathers of bossa nova'. His best-known composition is "O Barquinho" and he is known for his work with Carlos Lyra, Nara Leao, Wanda Sa and many other important artists. Together they will make musical history at the legendary Birdland surrounded by other master musicians. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: JOE LOVANO'S VILLAGE RHYTHMS BAND

Joe Lovano's Village Rhythms Band will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 27th through June 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The band features Joe Lovano, sax; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Matt Garrison, electric bass; Otis Brown, drums; Abdou Mboup, kora & percussion with Special Guests: Judi Silvano, vocals and Tim Hagans, trumpet. At Cleveland's infamous "Togo Suite," a then 28-year old Joe Lovano met and performed with a group of Nigerian musicians involved in an impromptu and joyous cultural exchange. About one year later on his 29th birthday in 1981, as a result of that initial late night club session, Lovano found himself in Lagos, Nigeria, meeting and spending time with the esteemed godfather of the afro-beat movement - Fela Kuti. The meeting of Kuti and his extended family of musicians led to a performance with the Cleveland and Nigerian musicians joined together in "Tafawa Balewa Square." The entire experience of performing with Kuti and his family left Lovano with a lasting feeling that still touches him to this day, and a new sense of possibilities within his own music - in all aspects of the sonic palette. Over three decades later, one of the most prominent voices in jazz, looks back to a historic musical landmark in his life and brings it into his own evolving musical vernacular. Joined by guitarist Liberty Ellman, electric bassist Matthew Garrison, percussionist/ African harpist Abdou Mboup, and drummer Otis Brown III; "The Village Rhythm Band" showcases the linear relationship between West African music and jazz in a way that is totally unique to Lovano's voice - warm, sinuous, and constantly moving over an emphatic pulse. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: DIZZY'S PRESENTS THE ALI JACKSON QUINTET

The Ali Jackson Quintet will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 29th through June 1st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drummer Ali Jackson returns a with a quintet (TBA). In addition to the Orchestra and his own groups, Jackson has worked with, among many others, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Harry Connick, Jr., KRS-1, Marcus Roberts, Joshua Redman, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. There is always an extra dose of energy in the club when members of the JLCO perform, and with top-notch talent sure to appear, expect a joyous musical celebration with drummer extraordinaire, Ali Jackson. There is a $35-$45 cover.

BOSTON: BOBBY CALDWELL "HOUSE OF CARDS" CD RELEASE

Singer/songwriter, Bobby Caldwell, one of the most respected members of the music industry will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. He will be introducing his latest CD "House Of Cards". Bobby Caldwell' live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages. In Japan and throughout Asia, he enjoys a feverish popularity, selling out shows and achieving gold and platinum status for his releases in those countries. In addition to heavy touring, Bobby starred as Frank Sinatra in the David Cassidy/Don Reo theatrical production "The Rat Pack Is Back" in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bobby received rave reviews for his performance, both from industry critics and from his loyal fans,

BOSTON: NEW BLACK EAGLE JAZZ BAND AT THE REGATTABAR

The New Black Eagle Jazz Band will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday, May 30th at 7:30 pm uplifting and soulful music of New Orleans. Formed in 1971, this seven-piece band has delighted audiences all over the world with their huge and eclectic repertoire of jazz from the 1920's and 30's. The group has a mature mastery of this great American music - from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton to early Duke Ellington to Cole Porter; from blues to rags to popular songs of the era. The band has performed extensively all across North America, and has toured throughout Europe countless times. They have performed in New Orleans, London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Toronto to name a few. In 2011 they opened the Newport Jazz Festival to a packed house. They have been featured in concert with many jazz legends including Doc Cheatham, "Kid" Thomas, Benny Waters, Odetta and Milt Hinton, and with symphony orchestras - the Boston Pops, the Scottish National Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony to name a few. There is a $20 cover.

TORONTO: THE MAUREEN KENNEDY QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Maureen Kennedy Quartet will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 29th through 31st at 9:00 pm. Known to the Canadian jazz community as a "singer's singer", vocalist Maureen Kennedy has cultivated an extensive repertoire of memorable standards and rediscovered gems that compliment her very personal sound. Kennedy developed her love for jazz in her early twenties when she studied for six years with Canadian flugelhorn and trumpet player Fred Stone. The purity of her sound and restrained use of vibrato developed under his tutelage. Through the years Ms. Kennedy has performed at numerous venues and arts events in and around the city of Toronto with many of Canada's accomplished jazz players. This past summer she went to Vancouver for the first time and sang two nights at the Cellar Jazz Club with a group that included Vancouver saxophonist Cory Weeds and guitarist Bill Coon, who will be joining her at Jazz Bistro to open and close this three-night stand. There is a $15-$20 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS PIECES OF A DREAM

Jazz trio Pieces of a Dream will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, May 30th through June 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Pieces of a Dream emerged out of Philadelphia's music scene in 1976. Keyboardist James Lloyd, drummer Curtis Harmon and former bassist Cedric Napoleon, were (and still are) managed by the drummer's father and uncle, Danny and Bill Harmon, respectively. The group based their name on "Pieces of Dreams," a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that the group performed. The youthful exuberance of those two Philly kids from the mid-'70s is still very much alive in Soul Intent, Pieces of a Dream's latest effort on Heads Up. It's that kind of innovation and eclecticism that keeps Pieces of a Dream fresh and authentic in a jazz world that's ever-changing. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: JIMMY GREEN AT THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

A native of Hartford, CT, saxophonist, composer, and educator Jimmy Greene will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Jimmy Green has emerged as a positive presence in the jazz world. His 9 solo recordings, Live at Smalls (SmallsLive), Mission Statement (RazDaz/Sunnyside), The Overcomers Suite (NuJazz), Gifts and Givers (Criss Cross), True Life Stories (Criss Cross), Forever (Criss Cross), Brand New World (RCA Victor), Live at Birdland (RCA Victor) and Introducing Jimmy Greene (Criss Cross) have been met with much critical acclaim. In addition to his recordings and appearances as a leader, Greene appears on over 70 albums as a sideman, and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., Avishai Cohen, Kenny Barron, Lewis Nash, Steve Turre, the New Jazz Composers Octet and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, among many others. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: A TASTE OF DIVAS DC WITH SECRET SOCIETY

A Taste of Divas DC with special guest Secret Society will play at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, May 30th at 8:00 pm. The ladies of DIVAS D.C. "The Cream of the Crop" are comprised of Grammy Nominees, World Performers and CEOs all wrapped up into one Melodic Force to be reckoned with! These six (6) ladies from the Washington, DC area have come together to make history! While they are preparing for their upcoming Docudrama Series, in the meantime and in between time, they want to share their musical talents with you. To put the "icing on the cake" they have asked a group of D.C.'s most talented brothers - "Secret Society" - to join them for this awesome evening. There is a $35 cover.

PALM BEACH, FL: MARY WILSON AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Mary Wilson will appear at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, May 30th & 31st and June 6th & 7th at 8:00 pm. Returning to the Royal Room for her fourth engagement, Mary Wilson is a true musical legend. It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired her to co-found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history - The Supremes. With an unprecedented 12 number-one hits, including "Where Did Our Love Go," "Baby Love," "Come See About Me" and "Stop, In The Name Of Love," The Supremes set the precedent for super group success. Wilson also has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world, and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry. Call for cover/minimum information.

PALM SPRINGS: SARAH COLONNA AT THE COPA

Sarah Colonna, one of Daily Variety's "Top 10 Comics to Watch" 2012 will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Friday & Saturday, May 30th at 8:00 pm. She tours across the country headlining comedy clubs and has been seen on the Comedians of Chelsea Lately tour, The Las Vegas Comedy Festival and has made multiple appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Some of her TV guest appearances include, "The United States of Tara," "Scare Tactics" and "Monk." She was a semi-finalist on "Last Comic Standing" and the BBC's "The World Stands Up," an international show featuring the best comedians from around the world. Sarah is well known as a writer and roundtable regular on "Chelsea Lately" and a producer, writer and star on E!'s "After Lately." Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: TOM CULVER WITH "COLE PORTER UNCORKED"

Tom Culver brings his show "Cole Porter Uncorked" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 9:00 pm. As a boy, Tom Culver was mesmerized by the flicking images on the silver screen as he sat transfixed in the darkness of the small-town South Dakota movie palaces. The Navy offered a ticket from the snow swept plains. After service, Tom located in Oakland, California and discovered the Bay Area's theater and music scenes. Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Donald O'Connor and Dan Daily glided across lacquered dance floors with their glamorous partners and the die was cast. He found a community of like-minded vocalists at piano bars and clubs in Los Angeles, and thanks to the success of artists like Harry Connick Jr. and Diana Krall, traditional pop music was once again being heard. Tom's audiences understood the nuances of this music as he performed at intimate venues including Hollywood's Gardenia. The show is directed by Marilyn Maye. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: MIKI HOWARD AT CATALINA JAZZ CLUB

Miki Howard will perform at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 8:00 pm. Alicia Michelle "Miki" Howard is an American R&B/jazz singer and actress who had a string of Top 10 hit songs in the late-1980s and early-1990s, including "Baby, Be Mine", "Come Share My Love" and "Love Under New Management". "Ain't Nobody Like You" and "Ain't Nuthin' in the World" both peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B Singles chart. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AT FEINSTEINS TO CELEBRATE 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) will present return of multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein for four performances only, Thursday & Friday, June 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, May 30th & June 1st at 7:00 pm. He will be joined by special guest Paula West, who recently completed a sold-out residency at Feinstein's at the Nikko. Feinstein will perform a range of classics from the Great American songbook. Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Paula West was initially exposed to classical music as a youngster. It wasn't until college that West began listening to jazz singers such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn. After college, West moved to San Francisco where she met a pianist who would join her in the climb to her own musical identity and her musical success. His name was Ken Muir, and he continues as her accompanist today. There is a $65-$95 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: YOSHI'S PRESENTS GOAPELE

Sophisticated Bay Area soulstress Goapele will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday through Saturday, May 28th through 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Singer-songwriter Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the "neo-soul" tag, the eloquent singer/songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele craved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry. Not content to be merely another singer lost in the machine, Goapele's follow-up recordings Even Closer (2002) and Change It All (2005) were released through majors in conjunction with her own independent label Skyblaze, After taking off six years from recor, Goapele has returned to the forefront of the music scene with Break of Dawn, a collection of sophistiling with love, loss and all the life in between. Dinner/Show: $63-68 Show only: $25-$45.

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LONDON: OPERA TOTTIE: SHAKEN, STIRRED WITH A TWIST

After their huge success last year, Opera Tottie returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Thursday through Saturday, May 29th through 31st at 8:00 pm. Their show SHAKEN, STIRRED WITH A TWIST, is a classy, clever, stylish cabaret that spans opera to jazz. Opera Tottie, who are Carolyn Allen and Paul Smith, perform a truly glamorous evening of warmth, wit and laughter, with their own sparkling lyrics. A familiar face on TV, Carolyn appeared in New Tricks for the BBC playing Carole, a member of Dennis Waterman's ex wives club and she most memorably played Vonny, the sexy stripper and snake charmer in Only Fools and Horses and Carol the best friend in The Upper Hand. Other television appearances are Slinger's Day and Just His Luck. Carolyn's West End credits include famous farces, Two Into One and See How They Run, Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Les Miserables and Jo Papp's Pirates of Penzance at the Drury Lane Theatre. Paul began his career playing for cabaret in Europe and America. He enjoyed three years as Danny La Rue's musical director on stage and television as well as MD for Ronnie Corbett and Anthony Newly. Paul's concert work has taken him all over the world, playing and conducting for Pam Ayres, Sheila Steafel, Janie Dee and the late great Dame Hilda Bracket. Paul is a specialist in Victorian Music Hall. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: MICHAEL LAW WITH "EASY TO LOVE"

Singer-pianist Michael Law, founder and musical director of the world famous Piccadilly Dance Orchestra is giving a rare solo performance at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 8:30 pm. Law will present his show "Easy To Love". Michael's warm, mellifluous voice and his unique sense of style match perfectly the great songs of the "Golden Age" of popular song - the 1920s to 40s. In "Easy to Love", Michael recreates a magical world that we might have forgotten, or never known existed. His interpretations make these classic, great songs sound fresh and newly composed. 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.

SAN DIEGO: ROBYN SPANGLER AT MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH

Robyn Spangler brings her show "Why I Love Linda Ronstadt" to MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) on Thursday, May 29th at 8:00 pm. Linda Ronstadt is best known as the queen of the "rock ballad" with her string of hits in the late 60's and early 70's but that's just the beginning of a four plus decade career in music that includes almost every genre. Those who have heard Robyn sing know that crossing genres is what drew her to showcase Ronstadt's career. With Musical Director (and San Diego favorite) Todd Schroeder at the piano. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink 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: THE MUSIC OF MAGLIONE AND RUIZ: #thestruggle

After a sold out debut concert, contemporary theatre composers/songwriters Dave Maglione and Tomas Ruiz present a night of uplifting music for all those who are going through it at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday, May 29th at 7:00 pm. For those who have never 'gone through it', a) you probably have and b) you will by the end of the night. The Music of Maglione and Ruiz: #thestruggle is your last chance to catch this duo before they go through it on their first commissioned songwriting project this summer. There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUESTS: ZACH BRAFF
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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 Star will be Zach Braff, currently starring with Marin Mazie in 'Bullets Over Broaadway'. 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: ISN'T IT A "LIVELY" DAY - ANNA LIVELY CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY

Anna Lively celebrates the music of Doris Day in her show 'Isn't It A "Lively" Day' at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438)on Thursday, May 29th at 7:00 pm. Anna will take a musical tour through the varied and fascinating career of one of the world's most beloved artists. She will reveal things about her that you never knew before! She is accompanied by Christopher Denney on piano. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: HOUSTON IS BETTER THAN HOUSTON WITH PILZER AND PETRY

Suzanne Pilzer and Meredith Petry go head to head debating the merits of these two great locales through music and laughter at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, May 29th at 9:30 pm.In the show, Suzanne and a few other friends make a last ditch effort to change Meredith's mind about moving back to the Lone Star State. Directed by Richard Pepenella. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY'S NEXT H!T MUSICAL: 2014 PHONY AWARDS

NYC's original, award-winning improvised musical comedy awards show is back in NYC for 5 shows only. Broadway's Next H!T Musical: 2014 Phony Awards will be presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Thursdays at 7:00 pm, May 29th, and June 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It's all improvised and it's all funny. The hilarious Broadway's Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. BNHM has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others. Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffman and Deb Rabbai. There is a $15-$25-$35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reservations through http://www.SmartTix.com or 212-868-4444.


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 Thursday, May 28th 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: 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: KATIE FINNERAN IN IT MIGHT BE YOU - A FUNNY LADY'S SEARCH FOR HOME

Katie Finneran, the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and TV star, will make her cabaret debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with the show It Might Be You - A Funny Lady's Search for Home on Wednesday & Thursday, May 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 8:30 pm; with a late show on Saturday at 11:00 pm. Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, Katie gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway and starting a family. Singing an eclectic array of songs and sharing extraordinary backstage stories, Katie takes us on a comical and poignant pilgrimage to her greatest destination yet: home. Expect to hear songs ranging from Stephen Sondheim to Ingrid Michaelson, with homages to Betty Hutton and Julie Andrews in between. The evening will be directed by Katie's longtime pal, Broadway's Andrea Burns (The Nance, In the Heights) and will feature musical direction by Steve Marzullo. Katie Finneran co-starred in The Michael J. Fox Show on NBC. She most recently starred on Broadway as Miss Hannigan in the Tony-nominated revival of Annie. In 2010, Finneran won a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in the first Broadway revival of the musical Promises, Promises. She was also awarded the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in the Broadway revival of Noises Off. There is a $35-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES REVUE WITH LILLIAS WHITE AND MORE

Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue, a hand clapping, foot stomping musical revue of the hottest jump up blues music of the 1940's and 50's will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 29th at 9:30 pm. The show features the music of Big Joe Turner, Julia Lee, Duke Ellington, Joe Liggins, Lavern Baker and Nellie Lutcher, and is steeped in the tradition of speakeasy shows that became popular during the rise of the Harlem Renaissance, performed in after-hour joints all across the midwest and east coast. Sugar dancing poppas, hip shaking mommas and Saturday night boogie-woogie men, Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue is bound to have you jumping right out of your seat. A talented cast of six dynamic musical theatre performers has been assembled, including: Eugene Fleming (Billy Elliot, Never Gonna Dance, The Look of Love, One Mo' Time), Lillias White (Fela!, Dreamgirls, The Life), Roz Beauty, Milton Vann and piano man Steven A. Taylor with the stylish vocal direction of Contrella Patrick-Henry. This tight-knit ensemble breathes life into each song and keeps the energy high from start to finish. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: 23 at 54: NYU GRADUATE MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING PROGRAM SHOWCASE

NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program presents a late-night showcase at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 29th at 11:30 pm. The show features original songs from new musicals written by students this year. In the second annual showcase of its kind, GMTWP's Cycle 23 will entertain you with everything from R&B to New Orleans jazz, British humor to social issues, singing axe murderers to singing animals and office equipment. There is truly something for everyone in this show. It's musical theatre at its best. Hosted by the one and only Michael John LaChiusa (Marie Christine, The Wild Party, Giant, etc.), featuring songs by Hali Alspach, James Ballard, Christina Capatides, Sam Chanse, Seth Christenfeld, Benny Gammerman, Emily Goldman, Robert Grashaw, Sarah Hammond, Sean Havrilla, Jonathan Keebler, Bob Kelly, Cheeyoung Kim, Ryan Korell, Rachel Kunstadt, Eunggyu Lee, Bill Nelson, Sara Nicholson, Insoo Oh, Jonathan Pearson, Andrew Siddle, Joseph Trefler, Roderick Whitley and Joe York. 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: MEGAN HILTY AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Broadway's Megan Hilty will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturday, May 27th through June 7th at 8:45 pm, with a late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. Megan Kathleen Hilty is an American musical theatre and television actress, and singer. She rose to prominence for her roles in several Broadway musicals including her performance as Glinda in Wicked and her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical. Her best known role was as Ivy Lynn on the 2012-2013 musical-drama TV series Smash, on which she sang many original songs, including the Grammy Award-nominated "Let Me Be Your Star". She last appeared in the TV sitcom Sean Saves the World. There is a %50-$80 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum. (VIP: $120-$130)


NYC: BOSSABRASIL FEATURING MARCOS VALLE AND ROBERTO MENESCAL

Delta Air Lines Presents BOSSABRASIL featuring Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 27th through 31st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Producers Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta, known for their passion for Brazilian music, bring together for the first time in New York two of Brazil's most important pop/jazz composers, Marcos Valle, pianist - vocalist and Roberto Menescal - guitarist. The performance will highlight many of their famous hit songs as well as some gems of JOBIM. They will bring vocalist Patricia Alvi, the great drummer Renato Massa, and Trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, with them from Rio. Joining them will be two other native Brazilians living in the US, Itaguara Brandao on bass and Jorge Continentino on sax and flute. BossaBrasil is an annual event going into its 8th year. Marcos Valle, major songwriter of Brazilian Popular Music has written over 300 songs recorded by industry luminaries Sarah Vaughan, Chicago, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Brubeck Toots Thielemans, Joe Pass, Bebel Gilberro, Sergio Mendes, Eumir Deodato, Jono Donato, Jay Z ,Kanye West and the list goes on and on. Roberto Menescal, composer of bossa nova classics Vagamente, Rio, Voce...is Composer/Producer/guitarist and one of the 'founding fathers of bossa nova'. His best-known composition is "O Barquinho" and he is known for his work with Carlos Lyra, Nara Leao, Wanda Sa and many other important artists. Together they will make musical history at the legendary Birdland surrounded by other master musicians. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: JOE LOVANO'S VILLAGE RHYTHMS BAND

Joe Lovano's Village Rhythms Band will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 27th through June 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The band features Joe Lovano, sax; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Matt Garrison, electric bass; Otis Brown, drums; Abdou Mboup, kora & percussion with Special Guests: Judi Silvano, vocals and Tim Hagans, trumpet. At Cleveland's infamous "Togo Suite," a then 28-year old Joe Lovano met and performed with a group of Nigerian musicians involved in an impromptu and joyous cultural exchange. About one year later on his 29th birthday in 1981, as a result of that initial late night club session, Lovano found himself in Lagos, Nigeria, meeting and spending time with the esteemed godfather of the afro-beat movement - Fela Kuti. The meeting of Kuti and his extended family of musicians led to a performance with the Cleveland and Nigerian musicians joined together in "Tafawa Balewa Square." The entire experience of performing with Kuti and his family left Lovano with a lasting feeling that still touches him to this day, and a new sense of possibilities within his own music - in all aspects of the sonic palette. Over three decades later, one of the most prominent voices in jazz, looks back to a historic musical landmark in his life and brings it into his own evolving musical vernacular. Joined by guitarist Liberty Ellman, electric bassist Matthew Garrison, percussionist/African harpist Abdou Mboup, and drummer Otis Brown III; "The Village Rhythm Band" showcases the linear relationship between West African music and jazz in a way that is totally unique to Lovano's voice - warm, sinuous, and constantly moving over an emphatic pulse. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: DIZZY'S PRESENTS THE ALI JACKSON QUINTET

The Ali Jackson Quintet will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, May 29th through June 1st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra drummer Ali Jackson returns a with a quintet (TBA). In addition to the Orchestra and his own groups, Jackson has worked with, among many others, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Harry Connick, Jr., KRS-1, Marcus Roberts, Joshua Redman, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. There is always an extra dose of energy in the club when members of the JLCO perform, and with top-notch talent sure to appear, expect a joyous musical celebration with drummer extraordinaire, Ali Jackson. There is a $35-$45 cover.

BOSTON: DAVE STRYKER & BLUE TO THE BONE

Dave Stryker & Blue to the Bone (Freddie Hendrix, trumpet; Steve Slagle, alto sax; Gary Smulyan, baritone sax; Jared Gold, Hammond B3 organ; Ralph Peterson Jr, drums) perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, May 29th at 8:00 pm. Whether you've heard guitarist Dave Stryker fronting his own group (with 25 CD's as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why he is a favorite of the jazz writers. He was voted one of the Top Ten Guitarists in the 2001 Downbeat Readers poll, and a Rising Star for the last 5 years in the Downbeat Critics Poll. His approach combining the jazz burn to a soulful blues feeling is communicating to new fans wherever he plays. His most recent CD "Blue Strike" has made many Best of 2011 lists. Call for cover/minimum information.


TORONTO: THE MAUREEN KENNEDY QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Maureen Kennedy Quartet will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 29th through 31st at 9:00 pm. Known to the Canadian jazz community as a "singer's singer", vocalist Maureen Kennedy has cultivated an extensive repertoire of memorable standards and rediscovered gems that compliment her very personal sound. Kennedy developed her love for jazz in her early twenties when she studied for six years with Canadian flugelhorn and trumpet player Fred Stone. The purity of her sound and restrained use of vibrato developed under his tutelage. Through the years Ms. Kennedy has performed at numerous venues and arts events in and around the city of Toronto with many of Canada's accomplished jazz players. This past summer she went to Vancouver for the first time and sang two nights at the Cellar Jazz Club with a group that included Vancouver saxophonist Cory Weeds and guitarist Bill Coon, who will be joining her at Jazz Bistro to open and close this three-night stand. There is a $15-$20 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: SHELEA AT BLUES ALLEY

Vocalist Shelea performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, May 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Shelea has most recently released the video for her single "Love The Way You Love Me," a soulful ballad from her debut album Love Fell On Me, available now on Breath Of Life Records via CEN/RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music. Shelea's debut album encompasses a classic blend of soul, R&B, and jazz, and captures the true essence of romance. Love Fell On Me boasts production from the legendary Narada Michael Walden. Together they co-wrote and co-produced the up-tempo song "Have I Ever Told You." The album also features multi-platinum selling R&B singer, songwriter, producer Brian McKnight on "Can't Play It Cool" and the iconic Stevie Wonder on harmonica for the title track "Love Fell On Me," a song which was chosen as the musical theme for the film Jumping The Broom. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: BAND BURRAGE AT BETHESDA BLUES

Band Burrage will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) om Thursday, May 29th at 7:30 pm. The innovatively formed "Band Burrage" rooted in jazz tradition, will evoke good vibes, with a sound quality of a multitude of creative influences from groups like Wayne Shorter, U.K., Milton Nascimento, Weather Report, Mile Davis, Radio Head, Yes, Tribe Called Quest, Funkadelics, Sly & The Family Stone, Alan Holdsworth, Stevie Wonder and many more - blending fusion, hard bop, rock and pop elements in a diverse, contemporary fashion. There are sections featuring unison playing and Afro-Latin rhythms, then periods with free, skittering passages as drummer/keyboardist Ronnie Burrage, EWI/saxophonist Rick Tate, guitarist Eric Slaughter, bassist Nimrod Speaks and vocalist Shenel Johns take turns offering frenetic, exuberant solos. There is a $20 cover.


CHICAGO: SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY ... THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY

Chicago cabaret favorite Laura Freeman hosts a celebration of Doris' music to commemorate Day's 90th birthday in April at THE SKOKIE THEATRE (7924 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL - 847-677-7761 - ) on Thursday, May 29th at 8:00 pm. Laura is a regular performer at Metropolis Theatre, the Chicago Humanities Festival, Davenport's, Drury Lane Water Tower, and the Chicago Cultural Center. She will be accompanied by Beckie Menzie at the piano. The show 'Sentimental Journey ... the music of Doris Day' will sample selections from the over 600 songs Miss Day recorded including such hits as Sentimental Journey, Secret Love, and Everybody Loves a Lover. She was not just a pretty face and a pratfall. She represents the spirit of us all, at various times in history: the voice of the returning service men of WWII, the early women's lib movement as a single career woman, and the voice of the grieving gay community at the height of the AIDS crisis. Her rendition of My Buddy, sung for her friend Rock Hudson, was used to say goodbye to sons, brothers and lovers in the early '80s. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN DIEGO: ROBYN SPANGLER AT MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH

Robyn Spangler brings her show "Why I Love Linda Ronstadt" to MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) on Thursday, May 29th at 8:00 pm. Linda Ronstadt is best known as the queen of the "rock ballad" with her string of hits in the late 60's and early 70's but that's just the beginning of a four plus decade career in music that includes almost every genre. Those who have heard Robyn sing know that crossing genres is what drew her to showcase Ronstadt's career. With Musical Director (and San Diego favorite) Todd Schroeder at the piano. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


LOS ANGELES: CLARA BELLINO AT THE GARDENIA

Clara Bellino will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, May 29th at 9:00 pm. Born in Paris and growing up in a small village in the French Alps, Clara studied piano and guitar in conservatory there, but at age 17 moved to California. She has since played bass in a reggae band, starred as a singer in the 1993 feature film, Steal America, worked in many more films and commercials, has done extensive voiceover work, and released her first CD, Flying Monkey. She has written many songs herself, including six that were included in her second CD, Embarcadero Love, but she is justifiably particularly proud of her latest CD, This is Happiness - Hand in Hand, which features not only her own "This is Happiness," but also a duet with the late, then 87-year old, Bobby Sharp (who penned the classic "Unchain My Heart,") of "Hand in Hand," a ballad which he wrote in 1947 but which lay fallow, unrecorded and undiscovered, until the release of this CD. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AT FEINSTEINS TO CELEBRATE 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) will present return of multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein for four performances only, Thursday & Friday, June 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, May 30th & June 1st at 7:00 pm. He will be joined by special guest Paula West, who recently completed a sold-out residency at Feinstein's at the Nikko. Feinstein will perform a range of classics from the Great American songbook. Michael Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Paula West was initially exposed to classical music as a youngster. It wasn't until college that West began listening to jazz singers such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn. After college, West moved to San Francisco where she met a pianist who would join her in the climb to her own musical identity and her musical success. His name was Ken Muir, and he continues as her accompanist today. There is a $65-$95 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: YOSHI'S PRESENTS GOAPELE

Sophisticated Bay Area soulstress Goapele will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday through Saturday, May 28th through 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Singer-songwriter Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the "neo-soul" tag, the eloquent singer/songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele craved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry. Not content to be merely another singer lost in the machine, Goapele's follow-up recordings Even Closer (2002) and Change It All (2005) were released through majors in conjunction with her own independent label Skyblaze, After taking off six years from recor, Goapele has returned to the forefront of the music scene with Break of Dawn, a collection of sophistiling with love, loss and all the life in between. Dinner/Show: $63-68 Show only: $25-$45.

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LONDON: OPERA TOTTIE: SHAKEN, STIRRED WITH A TWIST

After their huge success last year, Opera Tottie returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Thursday through Saturday, May 29th through 31st at 8:00 pm. Their show SHAKEN, STIRRED WITH A TWIST, is a classy, clever, stylish cabaret that spans opera to jazz. Opera Tottie, who are Carolyn Allen and Paul Smith, perform a truly glamorous evening of warmth, wit and laughter, with their own sparkling lyrics. A familiar face on TV, Carolyn appeared in New Tricks for the BBC playing Carole, a member of Dennis Waterman's ex wives club and she most memorably played Vonny, the sexy stripper and snake charmer in Only Fools and Horses and Carol the best friend in The Upper Hand. Other television appearances are Slinger's Day and Just His Luck. Carolyn's West End credits include famous farces, Two Into One and See How They Run, Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Les Miserables and Jo Papp's Pirates of Penzance at the Drury Lane Theatre. Paul began his career playing for cabaret in Europe and America. He enjoyed three years as Danny La Rue's musical director on stage and television as well as MD for Ronnie Corbett and Anthony Newly. Paul's concert work has taken him all over the world, playing and conducting for Pam Ayres, Sheila Steafel, Janie Dee and the late great Dame Hilda Bracket. Paul is a specialist in Victorian Music Hall. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

LONDON: THAT TRING THING 'STUDENTS PAST AND PRESENT IN CABARET'

Cabaret trailblazer Paul L Martin introduces a host of talented students - both past and present - from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday, May 29th at 8:30 pm. The cabaret presents an evening of music, comedy and song with Musical Direction from Simon Sharp. Performers appearing on the 29th include former Tring Park student Tamsin Dowsett along with current students Connor Jones & Renee Lamb. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: THE 7TH SEASON OF THE PARKS CONCERT SERIES OPENS

The 7th Season of THE PARKS CONCERT SERIES, (formerly The Concert for City Greens), a free outdoor concert series, commences on Wednesday, May 28th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, May 29th at 6:30pm.) at TUDOR CITY GREENS, and will feature professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, classical and opera scene. All performers donate their time and talent for these concerts. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett. The first concert will feature Broadway Veteran (Phantom of the Opera) and Award Winning Songwriter, D.C. Anderson; Bistro Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, Nathan Chang; Recording Artist, Peggy Eason; Julie Wilson Award Winning Singer, Shana Farr; Cellist & Composer, Adam Fisher and Bistro Award Winning Pianist & NPR Host, Jon Weber. This concert will also feature an original song written by David Ingber and arranged by Broadway Musical Director (Kinky Boots/The Book of Mormon), Brian Usifer in celebration of MANHATTANHENGE. The concerts are free and open to the public and take place at the South Park of Tudor City Greens Park (between 41st & 42nd Streets, and First & Second Avenues) Future 2014 concert dates are June 25th (rain date June 26th), August 13th (rain date August 14th) and September 10th (rain date September 11th). All events are at 6:30 pm.
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NYC: THE TED & LO SHOW: "THIS MAY HURT A BIT"

The award-winning Ted & Lo Show, starring Lorinda Lisitza and Ted Stafford, returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, May 28th at 7:00 pm. "This May Hurt a Bit" is the title of both this second episode of The Ted & Lo Show and a Lisitza/Stafford original song featured in the set. As Lisitza sings "I'm gonna break you down," the duo begins a guided tour of evil and the human psyche. The songs search the minds of serial killers and doomed pop royalty for impulses and fears common to us all. "Hold on," sings Lisitza. When you get down to the heart of the matter, love is still stronger than hate. Truth and beauty reside in the shared experience of music. Ted & Lo deliver a one-two punch that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. This may hurt a bit. Lisitza & Ted Stafford met in 2011 and have been singing together ever since. Their tasty arrangements of well-known covers, obscure new music, and original compositions prove that one guitar, one harmonica, and two voices can sound as big as an arena rock band or as immediate as the listener's own conscience. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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.

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NYC: THE 7TH SEASON OF THE PARKS CONCERT SERIES OPENS

The 7th Season of THE PARKS CONCERT SERIES, (formerly The Concert for City Greens), a free outdoor concert series, commences on Wednesday, May 28th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, May 29th at 6:30pm.) at TUDOR CITY GREENS, and will feature professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, classical and opera scene. All performers donate their time and talent for these concerts. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett. The first concert will feature Broadway Veteran (Phantom of the Opera) and Award Winning Songwriter, D.C. Anderson; Bistro Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, Nathan Chang; Recording Artist, Peggy Eason; Julie Wilson Award Winning Singer, Shana Farr; Cellist & Composer, Adam Fisher and Bistro Award Winning Pianist & NPR Host, Jon Weber. This concert will also feature an original song written by David Ingber and arranged by Broadway Musical Director (Kinky Boots/The Book of Mormon), Brian Usifer in celebration of MANHATTANHENGE. The concerts are free and open to the public and take place at the South Park of Tudor City Greens Park (between 41st & 42nd Streets, and First & Second Avenues) Future 2014 concert dates are June 25th (rain date June 26th), August 13th (rain date August 14th) and September 10th (rain date September 11th). All events are at 6:30 pm.
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NYC: THE TED & LO SHOW: "THIS MAY HURT A BIT"

The award-winning Ted & Lo Show, starring Lorinda Lisitza and Ted Stafford, returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, May 28th at 7:00 pm. "This May Hurt a Bit" is the title of both this second episode of The Ted & Lo Show and a Lisitza/Stafford original song featured in the set. As Lisitza sings "I'm gonna break you down," the duo begins a guided tour of evil and the human psyche. The songs search the minds of serial killers and doomed pop royalty for impulses and fears common to us all. "Hold on," sings Lisitza. When you get down to the heart of the matter, love is still stronger than hate. Truth and beauty reside in the shared experience of music. Ted & Lo deliver a one-two punch that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. This may hurt a bit. Lisitza & Ted Stafford met in 2011 and have been singing together ever since. Their tasty arrangements of well-known covers, obscure new music, and original compositions prove that one guitar, one harmonica, and two voices can sound as big as an arena rock band or as immediate as the listener's own conscience. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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: MARTIN BOWE & JOHN BUHTA - "BAND PRACTICE"
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Martin Bowe & John Buhta will bring their show "Band practice" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, May 28th at 7:00 pm. The show is a benefit performance for the Wildlife Conservation Society to help save the endangered African Forest Elephant. John and Mart met at the New York City Law Department a few years back, and discovered a common love of music. Lawyers by day and band mates by night, they play a mix of pop, standards, rock and show tunes. Both will be playing guitar and singing. Not able to resolve the dispute about whether they were "rehearsing" (Mart) or having "band practice" (John), they named their act Band Practice, for which they rehearse. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JOAN PETRELLA AND DEBRA ALLEE RETURN TO THE MET

After their successful debuts last year, Joan Petrella and Debra Allee are returning to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, May 28th at 9:30 pm with an evening of songs about travel, places, and journeys through life, drawn from the American songbook, musical theater, jazz and pop, with duets and solos. With stage direction by Teri Ralston, the well-known director, performer and teacher, and musical direction by jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, Dan Furman, the show will also feature bass and drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-dri

NYC: NIKKI MACCALLUM AT THE DUPLEX IN 'FAMILIAR THINGS'

Nikki MacCallum returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 pm with her new cabaret 'Familiar Things'. The show highlights the music of Kander & Ebb. With music direction and arrangements by Mark Hartman and direction by Kelvin Moon Loh, the show takes us from familiar childhood memories that one-day become unfamiliar to the unfamiliar challenges of adulthood that one-day become familiar. Throw in a middle school performance of Mr. Cellophane and Sara Lee as an eleven o'clock snack number and you have Familiar Things. The piece began development at the Eugene O'Neill Cabaret Conference this past summer, which was under the direction of John McDaniel. Nikki last performed at The Duplex in her show 'Matchmaker Matchmaker I'm Willing to Settle!' which earned a 2011 MAC Award Nomination. She was most recently featured at Birdland along side Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LIFE, LOVE AND SONDHEIM WITH AARON SPIVEY

Aaron Spivey will bring his show 'Life, Love and Sondheim" to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesday, May 28th at 9:30 pm. Aaron has survived living in NYC for over 15 years and he wants to sing about it. With Mark Hartman on piano, he recounts his big city adventures while singing some of his favorite songs by Stephen Sondheim. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MAJOR SCALES' MINOR BREAKDOWN

Pianist/performer/ man-about-town Major Scales, co-writer and co-creator of The Vaudevillians with Jinkx Monsoon, returns to New York and THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) to premiere his latest creation, Major Scales' Minor Breakdown: Songs Not Ready For Broadway. This evening of original songs and stories will run for 2 performances only on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 27th & 28th at 7:00 pm. Major Scales' Minor Breakdown: Songs Not Ready For Broadway is an evening of the prolific composer's original songs for his original Broadway shows that have yet to be written. The always-debonair Major Scales will be there to lead you through his ditties, divorced from plot, with a half-smile and half-full Manhattan. Be one of the first to hear these never-before-staged songs in search of a musical! Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle. As one half of the original Kiki and Herb, Richard arranged the music for and starred in MAC nominated, often-extended musical comedy "The Vaudevillians", with RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon. He has written everything from award-winning New York shows on the east coast to music for amateur porn on the west. Cover information at http://www.spincyclenyc.com/ .


NYC: COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME

Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 contestant Courtney Act returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 27th & 28th at 9:30 pm with an encore of her acclaimed solo show. In Courtney Act: Boys Like Me, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her love life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens when boys like her. Cover information at http://www.spincyclenyc.com/

NYC: KATIE FINNERAN IN IT MIGHT BE YOU - A FUNNY LADY'S SEARCH FOR HOME

Katie Finneran, the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and TV star, will make her cabaret debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with the show It Might Be You - A Funny Lady's Search for Home on Wednesday & Thursday, May 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st at 8:30 pm; with a late show on Saturday at 11:00 pm. Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, Katie gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway and starting a family. Singing an eclectic array of songs and sharing extraordinary backstage stories, Katie takes us on a comical and poignant pilgrimage to her greatest destination yet: home. Expect to hear songs ranging from Stephen Sondheim to Ingrid Michaelson, with homages to Betty Hutton and Julie Andrews in between. The evening will be directed by Katie's longtime pal, Broadway's Andrea Burns (The Nance, In the Heights) and will feature musical direction by Steve Marzullo. Katie Finneran co-starred in The Michael J. Fox Show on NBC. She most recently starred on Broadway as Miss Hannigan in the Tony-nominated revival of Annie. In 2010, Finneran won a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in the first Broadway revival of the musical Promises, Promises. She was also awarded the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in the Broadway revival of Noises Off. There is a $35-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RITA HARVEY MAKES HER 54 BELOW DEBUT

Rita Harvey will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, May 28th at 9:30 pm. From playing the lead role of Christine in both the Broadway and national touring companies of The Phantom of the Opera to playing the role of Hodel in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof opposite Harvey Fierstein and Rosie O'Donnell, Rita Harvey's career has spanned many vocal styles. Rita recently appeared as Diana in TheatreSquared's production of Next to Normal. Rita is the principal soprano in Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway, which was voted the number one touring Broadway concert in the country, playing in large performing arts centers all across the country. Rita has also played Feinstein's, The Rainbow Room, Joe's Pub and the Hard Rock Cafe, among others. Rita is trained in opera but has made a career on the Broadway and concert stage. Her 54 Below debut show will reflect the many styles of music that have influenced her through the years, including pop, jazz standards and musical theater standards, as well as new original songs, folky singer-songwriter fare and even an opera surprise. 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: MEGAN HILTY AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Broadway's Megan Hilty will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturday, May 27th through June 7th at 8:45 pm, with a late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. Megan Kathleen Hilty is an American musical theatre and television actress, and singer. She rose to prominence for her roles in several Broadway musicals including her performance as Glinda in Wicked and her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical. Her best known role was as Ivy Lynn on the 2012-2013 musical-drama TV series Smash, on which she sang many original songs, including the Grammy Award-nominated "Let Me Be Your Star". She last appeared in the TV sitcom Sean Saves the World. There is a %50-$80 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum. (VIP: $120-$130)


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: LAUREL MASSE

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 28st features the Laurel Masse, singer & Tex Arnold, piano. Laurel Masse's career started with the founding of The Manhattan Transfer in 1972. With her expressive voice, clear diction and ready wit, the statuesque redhead left an indelible mark on the group. She toured internationally with the Transfer for seven years, recording four albums (certified gold and platinum). Ms. Massé also made numerous television appearances which included Mary Tyler Moore's 1974 television special "Mary's Incredible Dream", and in "The Manhattan Transfer Show" on CBS TV in 1975. In 1978, a near-fatal automobile accident cut short her tenure with the group. After nearly two years of convalescence, she resumed her career, as a solo artist. Her first recordings, "Alone Together" and "Easy Living", both made the Billboard Jazz charts; the third, "Again", was a People magazine pick. In 1999 Ms. Masse recorded "Feather and Bone", a vocal meditation on the Divine, which was described by the audiophile magazine The Absolute Sound as "a recording of extraordinary musical and sonic value." As a studio singer, Ms. Masse has appeared on CDs of many genres by artists including Tony Trischka, Barry Manilow, percussionist Layne Redmond, songwriter Carol Hall and former Manhattan Transfer cohort Janis Siegel. She was the creator and host of "The Laurel Masse Jazz Show" which ran for two years on WAMC Northeast Public Radio. 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: BOSSABRASIL FEATURING MARCOS VALLE AND ROBERTO MENESCAL

Delta Air Lines Presents BOSSABRASIL featuring Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 27th through 31st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Producers Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta, known for their passion for Brazilian music, bring together for the first time in New York two of Brazil's most important pop/jazz composers, Marcos Valle, pianist - vocalist and Roberto Menescal - guitarist. The performance will highlight many of their famous hit songs as well as some gems of JOBIM. They will bring vocalist Patricia Alvi, the great drummer Renato Massa, and Trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, with them from Rio. Joining them will be two other native Brazilians living in the US, Itaguara Brandao on bass and Jorge Continentino on sax and flute. BossaBrasil is an annual event going into its 8th year. Marcos Valle, major songwriter of Brazilian Popular Music has written over 300 songs recorded by industry luminaries Sarah Vaughan, Chicago, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Brubeck Toots Thielemans, Joe Pass, Bebel Gilberro, Sergio Mendes, Eumir Deodato, Jono Donato, Jay Z ,Kanye West and the list goes on and on. Roberto Menescal, composer of bossa nova classics Vagamente, Rio, Voce...is Composer/Producer/guitarist and one of the 'founding fathers of bossa nova'. His best-known composition is "O Barquinho" and he is known for his work with Carlos Lyra, Nara Leao, Wanda Sa and many other important artists. Together they will make musical history at the legendary Birdland surrounded by other master musicians. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: JOE LOVANO'S VILLAGE RHYTHMS BAND

Joe Lovano's Village Rhythms Band will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 27th through June 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The band features Joe Lovano, sax; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Matt Garrison, electric bass; Otis Brown, drums; Abdou Mboup, kora & percussion with Special Guests: Judi Silvano, vocals and Tim Hagans, trumpet. At Cleveland's infamous "Togo Suite," a then 28-year old Joe Lovano met and performed with a group of Nigerian musicians involved in an impromptu and joyous cultural exchange. About one year later on his 29th birthday in 1981, as a result of that initial late night club session, Lovano found himself in Lagos, Nigeria, meeting and spending time with the esteemed godfather of the afro-beat movement - Fela Kuti. The meeting of Kuti and his extended family of musicians led to a performance with the Cleveland and Nigerian musicians joined together in "Tafawa Balewa Square." The entire experience of performing with Kuti and his family left Lovano with a lasting feeling that still touches him to this day, and a new sense of possibilities within his own music - in all aspects of the sonic palette. Over three decades later, one of the most prominent voices in jazz, looks back to a historic musical landmark in his life and brings it into his own evolving musical vernacular. Joined by guitarist Liberty Ellman, electric bassist Matthew Garrison, percussionist/African harpist Abdou Mboup, and drummer Otis Brown III; "The Village Rhythm Band" showcases the linear relationship between West African music and jazz in a way that is totally unique to Lovano's voice - warm, sinuous, and constantly moving over an emphatic pulse. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: ERIC PERSON BIG BAND AT DIZZY'S

The Eric Person Big Band will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, May 28th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. While best known for his sideman work with Dave Holland and Chico Hamilton, internationally acclaimed saxophonist Eric Person is an inventive bandleader in his own right. A capable section man who has held down the alto chair in big bands led by David Murray, McCoy Tyner, and John Hicks, Person gets an opportunity to show off his talent as a composer/ arranger fronting his own 12-man unit, the Eric Person Big Band (Eric Person, alto saxophone; Craig Bailey, alto saxophone, flute; Jason Marshall, tenor saxophone, clarinet; Keith Loftis, tenor saxophone; Frank Vacin, baritone saxophone; Mark McGowan, trumpet; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Dion Tucker, trombone; Mark Williams, trombone, bass trombone; Adam Klipple, piano; Adam Armstrong, bass; and Shinnosuke Takahashi, drums). Featuring some of New York's finest players, the ensemble boasts a supple, airy sound not often heard in a big band. Call for cover/minimum information.


BOSTON: LAUREN KINHAN CD RELEASE SHOW

Lauren Kinhan will celebrate the release of her new CD "Circle in a Square" at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, May 28th at 8:00 pm. Lauren is a tremendously gifted jazz singer. Vocalist and Composer Lauren Kinhan has been creating genre-merging music for years as evidenced on her CD's, Avalon (E One 2010) and Hardly Blinking (2000) and her contributions to New York Voices' many recordings. Her musical ideas shake up the traditional confines of jazz, pop and everything in between and offer instead, the listener an experience led by an accomplished creative and curious mind. Call for cover/minimum information.

TORONTO: THE SOUL NANNIES AT JAZZ BISTRO

Soul Nannies, a 9-Piece R&B, Fun & Soul Band Featuring Andrew Craig will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday, May 28th at 8:00 pm. Earth, Wind and Fire; Sly and the Family Stone; Kool and the Gang; Ike and Tina Turner; Aretha Franklin; Patti Labelle; James Brown; Michael Jackson; Stevie Wonder: these artists defined the sound of the 1960s and 70s, and changed popular music forever. The Soul Nannies, Toronto's nine-piece supergroup, bring back the classic soul, funk and R & B sounds from these artists and their contemporaries. Founded and directed by music maestro Andrew Craig, The Soul Nannies deliver faithful renditions of top hits from the era, in the style of a high-energy 1960s revue. The Soul Nannies provide the full entertainment experience: virtuosity, musicality, familiarity, comedy and audience participation, all rolled into one glorious spectacle. There is a $10 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: EC3 CD RELEASE AT BLUES ALLEY

Acclaimed drummer EC3 will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, May 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. When EC3 hits the stage with his ensemble, audiences immediately know they are in for a high-octane good time. Performing a range of music from Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz to straight ahead swing, even the most casual jazz listener will be grooving in their seat. In the tradition of Tito Puente and Max Roach, EC3 leaves it all on the stage. This performance will celebrate the release of his new CD, "It's All About The Rhythm." Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA MD: PETER & WILL ANDERSON TRIO WITH ALEX WINTZ

The Peter & Will Anderson Trio, featuring Alex Wintz, will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, May 28th at 7:30 pm. First influenced by Charlie Parker and Dexter Gordon, as young as 15 they toured the U.K., playing traditional jazz and swing music. Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, they were mentored by saxophonist, Texas-native Paul Carr, before attending Juilliard in New York City, where they currently reside. Peter and Will Anderson's expertise has made them saxophonists of choice for Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, and the New York City Ballet. Leading their own ensemble, they've performed at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Iridium, Symphony Space, Blues Alley, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Fest, New Jersey Jazz Society, Pennsylvania Jazz Society, 54 Below, Highlights in Jazz, Buck-Hill Skytop Music Fest, Treetops Music Fest, Central Illinois Jazz Fest, Jacob Burns Film Center, Louis Armstrong House,Sarasota Jazz Fest, Hilton Head's Jazz Corner, and JAZZIZ Nightlife in Boca Raton. They've co-led three 4-week running Off-Broadway jazz shows at 59E59 Theaters; "Artie Shaw at 100" (2010), "The Fabulous Dorseys" (2012), and "Le Jazz Hot" (2013), the last of which broke 59E59′s box-office sales records. There is a $20 cover.


LOS ANGELES: HOW GLAD I AM - A TRIBUTE TO NANCY WILSON

Lorraina Marro brings her show 'HOW GLAD I AM - A Tribute to Nancy Wilson' to CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210 ) on Wednesday, May 28th at 8:00 pm. This show has been in planning for a very long time - she's been working on this show since February - trying to narrow down a list of songs that span 55 years in the recording industry of Nancy Wilson. Lorraina's passion for music and singing all began with Nancy Wilson when she was a young girl and she has poured her whole heart and soul into this show. She is joined by musical director / arranger Steve Rawlins on piano; Lyman Medeiros on bass; Doug MacDonald on guitar; and Steve Pemberton on drums, as well as guest vocalist, Gary Brumburgh, Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: YOSHI'S PRESENTS GOAPELE

Sophisticated Bay Area soulstress Goapele will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday through Saturday, May 28th through 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Singer-songwriter Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the "neo-soul" tag, the eloquent singer/songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele craved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry. Not content to be merely another singer lost in the machine, Goapele's follow-up recordings Even Closer (2002) and Change It All (2005) were released through majors in conjunction with her own independent label Skyblaze, After taking off six years from recor, Goapele has returned to the forefront of the music scene with Break of Dawn, a collection of sophistiling with love, loss and all the life in between. Dinner/Show: $63-68 Show only: $25-$45.

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LONDON: KT SULLIVAN AND MARK NADLER AT CRAZY COQS

Award winning cabaret artists, KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler will appear on Monday through Wednesday, May 26th through 28th at 8:00 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). KT & Mark have teamed up once again in order to create an exuberant and stylish celebration of the American Songbook. Their show, Time After Time, is a sophisticated collage of the very best songs from the greatest American composers and lyricists - George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, and Richard Rodgers, to name a few. KT Sullivan and Nadler have created and performed several shows including Make Someone Happy ... In The Words Of Comden and Green, A Fine Romance: A Dorothy Fields Songbook, Everything's Coming Up Roses: The Music Of Jule Styne, Sweet and Lowdown and The Love Story Of Irving Berlin, for which they received the Nightlife Award and the MAC Award, both for Outstanding Revue. Call for cover/minimum information. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: JOE CANG AT THE PHEASANTRY

London born Singer, writer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Cang will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Wednesday, May 28th at 8:30 pm. Cang released his first solo album after being signed by Clive Davis to Arista records. He has toured, recorded and written with Ian Dury, Scritti Politti, K.T.Tunstall, Desmond Dekker, Hall and Oates, Marianne Faithfull, Hugh Masekela, Leona Lewis and Aswad. He is joined by Robbie Taylor on keyboards and Tim Thornton on Bass with special guests Lucinda Bell and Simon Harris. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF BEATLES MUSIC
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Lucille Carr-Kaffashan was one of almost 56,000 ecstatic fans who cheered for The Beatles during their unprecedented outdoor concert at Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965. This spring, Lucille brings her own version of Beatlemania to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788), New York City's legendary cabaret theater and piano bar, with In My Life, Celebrating 50 Years of Beatles Music. With musical director Jeff Cubeta on piano, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Jacob Silver on bass, Lucille will perform In My Life on Tuesday, May 27th and on Saturday, June 7th. Both shows are at 7:00 pm. With direction by Eric Michael Gillett and musical arrangements by David Brunetti, this show features a selection of songs released by the Fab Four during the eight years that they recorded together, from 1962 to 1970. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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.

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NYC: LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF BEATLES MUSIC
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER


Lucille Carr-Kaffashan was one of almost 56,000 ecstatic fans who cheered for The Beatles during their unprecedented outdoor concert at Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965. This spring, Lucille brings her own version of Beatlemania to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788), New York City's legendary cabaret theater and piano bar, with In My Life, Celebrating 50 Years of Beatles Music. With musical director Jeff Cubeta on piano, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Jacob Silver on bass, Lucille will perform In My Life on Tuesday, May 27th and on Saturday, June 7th. Both shows are at 7:00 pm. With direction by Eric Michael Gillett and musical arrangements by David Brunetti, this show features a selection of songs released by the Fab Four during the eight years that they recorded together, from 1962 to 1970. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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: THIS IS YOUR NIGHT! PETER LEAVY

This is Your Night!(TM) is series of shows at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) and hosted by Metropolitan Room Managing Partner, Bernie Furshpan. Each show profiles a guest honoree who has contributed in some significant way to the NYC Entertainment Industry. It can include, but not limited to: photographers, writers, bloggers, press, promoters, management, publicists, directors, musical directors, producers, etc. The show presents a gift to the honorree, and includes a line-up of entertainment professionals who will share stories, song and comedy about their experiences and ends with a grand finale, a reunion. The show on Tuesday, May 27th will salute Peter Leavy, Publisher at CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE. Scheduled to perform are Eric Michael Gillett, Karen Oberlin, Frank Dain, Ricky Ritzel, Baby Jane Dexter, Laurie Krauz, Iris Williams, Jeff Harnar, Chris Mazzilli, Tom Gamblin, Liz McKendry, Barbara Leavy and Lynn DiMenna. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. The show presents a gift to the honorree, and includes a line-up of entertainment professionals who will share stories, song and comedy about their experiences and ends with a grand finale, a reunion. A portion of the revenue will be given to the Guest of Honor's Charity of Choice. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: DANCING WITH DEATH - THOMAS HONECK

The award winning Entertainer of Himself, Thomas Honeck, returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, May 27th at 7:00 pm for his 3rd solo show after a 7 year hiatus. The show - 50 years in the Making- is a ruminating rumba on his relationship with Death and how her choreography has influenced his life. The dance card will be one of Music, Merriment and Madness- well, just a touch. The show is directed by his creative partner, Lisa Moss and musically directed by Andrew Sotomayor, with cello by Jordan Jancz. In lieu of a cover, please bring a check made out to "JDRF" (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) or The ALS Association for a suggested amount of $15 (or what you can afford). Cash or credit accepted, but a with a check your donation is tax deductible. There is a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MAJOR SCALES' MINOR BREAKDOWN

Pianist/performer/ man-about-town Major Scales, co-writer and co-creator of The Vaudevillians with Jinkx Monsoon, returns to New York and THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) to premiere his latest creation, Major Scales' Minor Breakdown: Songs Not Ready For Broadway. This evening of original songs and stories will run for 2 performances only on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 27th & 28th at 7:00 pm. Major Scales' Minor Breakdown: Songs Not Ready For Broadway is an evening of the prolific composer's original songs for his original Broadway shows that have yet to be written. The always-debonair Major Scales will be there to lead you through his ditties, divorced from plot, with a half-smile and half-full Manhattan. Be one of the first to hear these never-before-staged songs in search of a musical! Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle. As one half of the original Kiki and Herb, Richard arranged the music for and starred in MAC nominated, often-extended musical comedy "The Vaudevillians", with RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon. He has written everything from award-winning New York shows on the east coast to music for amateur porn on the west. Cover information at http://www.spincyclenyc.com/ .


NYC: COURTNEY ACT: BOYS LIKE ME

Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 contestant Courtney Act returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 27th & 28th at 9:30 pm with an encore of her acclaimed solo show. In Courtney Act: Boys Like Me, the multi-talented drag idol sings her favorite songs and divulges the fascinating and funny dirty laundry list that is her love life. There's that angry text from a straight boy's girlfriend, the twins in Montreal, and the US Marine, just to name a few of the titillating encounters she details in story and song. This tuneful, hysterical performance showcases Courtney's sharp observations of living life on the gender divide, and illustrates what happens when boys like her. Cover information at http://www.spincyclenyc.com/

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: LINZI HATELEY: SINCE CARRIE AT 54 BELOW

Linzi Hateley, the celebrated star of the not-so-celebrated Broadway production of Carrie, makes a triumphant return to the New York stage with Linzi Hateley: since Carrie at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, May 27th at 7:00 pm. Acclaimed in London, this concert is an intimate look at her fascinating career in the theatre. The Theatre World Award winner and Olivier Award nominee will share songs and stories from the many musicals she's starred in in the West End, including Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Chicago, The Secret Garden, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Les Miserables, as well as her starring role in the most infamous Broadway flop of all time. Linzi is returning to New York for the first time since 1996 when she appeared at Carnegie Hall with her Carrie co-star, Betty Buckley. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/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 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: 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: MEGAN HILTY AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Broadway's Megan Hilty will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturday, May 27th through June 7th at 8:45 pm, with a late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. Megan Kathleen Hilty is an American musical theatre and television actress, and singer. She rose to prominence for her roles in several Broadway musicals including her performance as Glinda in Wicked and her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical. Her best known role was as Ivy Lynn on the 2012-2013 musical-drama TV series Smash, on which she sang many original songs, including the Grammy Award-nominated "Let Me Be Your Star". She last appeared in the TV sitcom Sean Saves the World. There is a %50-$80 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum. (VIP: $120-$130)


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: BOSSABRASIL FEATURING MARCOS VALLE AND ROBERTO MENESCAL

Delta Air Lines Presents BOSSABRASIL featuring Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 27th through 31st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Producers Pat Philips & Ettore Stratta, known for their passion for Brazilian music, bring together for the first time in New York two of Brazil's most important pop/jazz composers, Marcos Valle, pianist - vocalist and Roberto Menescal - guitarist. The performance will highlight many of their famous hit songs as well as some gems of JOBIM. They will bring vocalist Patricia Alvi, the great drummer Renato Massa, and Trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, with them from Rio. Joining them will be two other native Brazilians living in the US, Itaguara Brandao on bass and Jorge Continentino on sax and flute. BossaBrasil is an annual event going into its 8th year. Marcos Valle, major songwriter of Brazilian Popular Music has written over 300 songs recorded by industry luminaries Sarah Vaughan, Chicago, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Dave Brubeck Toots Thielemans, Joe Pass, Bebel Gilberro, Sergio Mendes, Eumir Deodato, Jono Donato, Jay Z ,Kanye West and the list goes on and on. Roberto Menescal, composer of bossa nova classics Vagamente, Rio, Voce...is Composer/Producer/guitarist and one of the 'founding fathers of bossa nova'. His best-known composition is "O Barquinho" and he is known for his work with Carlos Lyra, Nara Leao, Wanda Sa and many other important artists. Together they will make musical history at the legendary Birdland surrounded by other master musicians. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: JOE LOVANO'S VILLAGE RHYTHMS BAND

Joe Lovano's Village Rhythms Band will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, May 27th through June 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The band features Joe Lovano, sax; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Matt Garrison, electric bass; Otis Brown, drums; Abdou Mboup, kora & percussion with Special Guests: Judi Silvano, vocals and Tim Hagans, trumpet. At Cleveland's infamous "Togo Suite," a then 28-year old Joe Lovano met and performed with a group of Nigerian musicians involved in an impromptu and joyous cultural exchange. About one year later on his 29th birthday in 1981, as a result of that initial late night club session, Lovano found himself in Lagos, Nigeria, meeting and spending time with the esteemed godfather of the afro-beat movement - Fela Kuti. The meeting of Kuti and his extended family of musicians led to a performance with the Cleveland and Nigerian musicians joined together in "Tafawa Balewa Square." The entire experience of performing with Kuti and his family left Lovano with a lasting feeling that still touches him to this day, and a new sense of possibilities within his own music - in all aspects of the sonic palette. Over three decades later, one of the most prominent voices in jazz, looks back to a historic musical landmark in his life and brings it into his own evolving musical vernacular. Joined by guitarist Liberty Ellman, electric bassist Matthew Garrison, percussionist/African harpist Abdou Mboup, and drummer Otis Brown III; "The Village Rhythm Band" showcases the linear relationship between West African music and jazz in a way that is totally unique to Lovano's voice - warm, sinuous, and constantly moving over an emphatic pulse. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: THE RYAN KISOR QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

The Ryan Kisor Quintet (Ryan Kisor, trumpet; Peter Zak, piano; Willie Jones III, drums; John Webber, bass; Peter Bernstein, guitar) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday & Tuesday, May 26th & 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Longtime Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter Ryan Kisor returns to Dizzy's Club, leading his small group that has performed and recorded together to great acclaim for over 15 years. The quintet has several CD releases as a unit and has toured the United States and Japan extensively. This is a rare chance to hear the quintet together in New York City, where it all began.


TORONTO: DANNY B AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Danny "B" will perform with his band (Danny B - vocals/ harmonica, Michael Keys - piano, Whitey Glan - drums, Brian Gauci - guitar, Uli Bohnet - bass ) at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, May 27th at 8:00 pm. Danny "B" has been performing since the age of three. As a youngster he played drums and at the age of nine he had his own band. He evolved into a singer, harmonica player, voiceover talent and on-screen and theatre actor. Danny made his acting debut with a principal role in the movie "Hank and Mike" starring Thomas Michael, Paolo Mancini, Joe Mantegna and Chris Klein. Danny has lent his music, voice and acting expertise to the internationally renowned black light theatre group, Famous People Players. He has co-starred with such luminaries as the late Al Waxman, Nathan Lane, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Michael Burgess and Ernie Sabella. Danny has entertained from coast to coast in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia. He has shared the stage and recording studio with legendary musicians such as Doug Riley (Dr. Music), David Clayton-Thomas, Jackie Richardson, Joe Sealy, Paul Novotny, Michael Kaeshammer, Big Momma Thornton, Big Moose Walker, Lefty Dizz, Steve Kennedy, Pentti (Whitey) Glan, Bernie LaBarge, Peter Cardinali, Phil Woodard and a host of others. Danny makes his home in Toronto. In addition to his many live festival and concert dates he just made his acting debut in the movie "Hank and Mike" starring Thomas Michael, Paolo Mancini, Joe Mantegna and Chris Klein. He can also be heard lending his vocals, voice and harmonica to scores of radio and television commercials including Kit Kat, Bell, Blue Light, Oreo Cookies, Becel, Kraft Dinner, Cheez Whiz, Coca-Cola, Esso, Burger King, The Bay, Listerine and too many to list on one page. There is a $12 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: NICOLE HENRY AT BLUES ALLEY

Sophisticated, soulful and fun, Nicole Henry will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, May 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Nicole Henry has won praise from both critics and audiences worldwide for her powerful ability to truly touch and inspire people with her beautiful voice and stunning presence. She has released three international TOP 10-selling jazz CDs within the past six years and has toured in over fourteen countries. Nicole Henry mesmerizes audiences wherever she goes. Uplifting and captivating, her voice embraces jazz, pop and soulful nuances with a spirited 'joie de vivre." Call for cover/minimum information.

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

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

SAN FRANCISCO: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND - WITH SCOTT JOHNSON

The Tommy Igoe Big Band celebrates Ray Charles Night on Tuesday, May 27th at 8:00 pm at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600). The show features snare drum legend Scott Johnson (Scojo). 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: KT SULLIVAN AND MARK NADLER AT CRAZY COQS

Award winning cabaret artists, KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler will appear on Monday through Wednesday, May 26th through 28th at 8:00 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). KT & Mark have teamed up once again in order to create an exuberant and stylish celebration of the American Songbook. Their show, Time After Time, is a sophisticated collage of the very best songs from the greatest American composers and lyricists - George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, and Richard Rodgers, to name a few. KT Sullivan and Nadler have created and performed several shows including Make Someone Happy ... In The Words Of Comden and Green, A Fine Romance: A Dorothy Fields Songbook, Everything's Coming Up Roses: The Music Of Jule Styne, Sweet and Lowdown and The Love Story Of Irving Berlin, for which they received the Nightlife Award and the MAC Award, both for Outstanding Revue. Call for cover/minimum information. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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.

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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: JOHN MALINO ONE NIGHT ONLY AT 54 BELOW

Appearing for the first time - one performance only - at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, May 26th, soulful singer and guitarist John Malino celebrates Johnny Cash and those musicians who influenced Cash's career - Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and Hank Williams, to name a few. Performance is at 7:00 pm. John Malino has played from coast to coast and across the world, from Birdland and the Kennedy Center to the Santa Monica Pier and beyond. In his 20 years as a bandleader, Malino has played small nightclubs and grand inaugural balls. As the old song says, John Malino's been everywhere. He began his musical career as a rocker, playing clubs all over NYC - from CBGB to Danceteria - and touring Asia. He has shared the stage with jazz legend Lionel Hampton, and performed a duet tribute to the Rat Pack with actor Keith David; Sax great David Sanborn has played on Malino's original tune, "If I Had a Genie." Highly acclaimed and often compared to Harry Connick Jr. and Frank Sinatra by the press, this multi-talented bandleader has been penned a "velvet-voiced baritone." John will be accompanied by his 11-year-old son, Buster, on bass and his 14-year-old daughter, Sarah, on back-up vocals. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR ROCKIN': AN EVENING WITH MARK FISHER FITNESS, KINKY BOOTS AND FRIENDS

These Boots Were Made For Rockin' will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, March 26th at 9:30 & 11:00 pm. These one-night-only, sexy cabaret concerts from Mark Fisher Fitness will feature company members from the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots, scintillating numbers from the MFF team and Ninja army, and some special Broadway surprises, all in the name of fundraising and frivolity! All proceeds from the evening will benefit Broadway Bares 24: Rock Hard! in support of BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS ) . Confirmed performers from the Kinky Boots family include Adinah Alexander, DB Bonds, Amy Jo Jackson, Natalie Joy Johnson, Kyle Taylor Parker, Robert Pendilla and Joey Taranto. Joining them will be members of the MFF team including Geoff and Rose Hemingway, Christian Sineath and Stephanie Wilberding with additional performers to be announced. The evening will be hosted by Susan Blackwell with direction by Will Nunziata and music direction by Brian Nash. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/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: 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: SINGER/SONGWRITER SPENCER DAY AT BIRDLAND

The Broadway at Birdland concert series will present the return of singer/songwriter Spencer Day to the BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, May 26th at 7:00 pm. Spencer Day will be performing original soon-to-be hits from his new CD, "Daybreak." He will also perform some familiar songs from the 60's and 70's like Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots are Made for Walking," Buddy Holly's "Oh Boy," and "A World Without Love" by Peterand Gordon. Day is a contemporary singer and songwriter, originating from humble beginnings in a small town in Utah. Spencer's early albums were followed more recently by the acclaimed Vagabond in 2009 and The Mystery of You in 2013. A strong jazz musician, his music has evolved with a variety of influences from folk rock's The Association, rockabilly, big bands and Nancy Sinatra. He likes the versatility and flexibility ofhis music and plans on performing a show that will infuse elements of cabaret, storytelling, and comedy with his piano and vocals. 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: CATERINA ZAPPONI AND SOME TALENTED FRIENDS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Caterina Zapponi will be joined by Houston Person (Saxophone), Bucky Pizzarelli (Guitar) and Monty Alexander (Piano) at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, May 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The New York City-based, Italian-French singer Caterina Zapponi, is celebrating the release of her new Motema Music album, Romantica. Produced by Monty Alexander - Zapponi's partner in life as well as in music - the project is the fullest realization to date of Zapponi's unique sensibility, at once measured and emotional, economical and cinematic, international and especially fluent in the nuanced interplay of American jazz. Zapponi was born and raised in Rome, the daughter of celebrated screenwriter Bernardino Zapponi, a collaborator and longtime friend of Federico Fellini, and Francoise Rambert, a French-born chanteuse who instilled in Caterina her love of the French repertoire. Growing up amidst her parents' collaborators and friends helped introduce Zapponi to jazz and the American Songbook while fueling her desire to move to the United States, which she did upon receiving a scholarship from Berklee College of Music. She graduated in two years and won the Berklee Cleo Laine Award for vocal achievement and performance. She went on to be a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition. There is a $15-$25 cover.


NYC: THE RYAN KISOR QUINTET AT DIZZY'S

The Ryan Kisor Quintet (Ryan Kisor, trumpet; Peter Zak, piano; Willie Jones III, drums; John Webber, bass; Peter Bernstein, guitar) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday & Tuesday, May 26th & 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Longtime Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter Ryan Kisor returns to Dizzy's Club, leading his small group that has performed and recorded together to great acclaim for over 15 years. The quintet has several CD releases as a unit and has toured the United States and Japan extensively. This is a rare chance to hear the quintet together in New York City, where it all began.


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.

SAN FRANCISCO: STRUNZ & FARAH AT YOSHI'S

World-jazz acoustic guitarists Strunz & Farah, from Costa Rica and Iran respectively, will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 ) on Monday, May 26th at 8:00 pm. Strunz & Farah have pioneered their authentic Latin & Middle Eastern fusion since 1979. They have been nominated for a Grammy in world music, have had three recordings at or near the top of the Billboard world music charts, and have received two presidential awards from the government of Costa Rica for their cultural contributions. They are regarded as among the world's top acoustic guitar players and have originated an extremely influential style of exotic improvisational guitar playing that reflects their ethnic roots. These renowned master instrumentalists are accompanied by a top flight ensemble of rhythm section and flute. Dinner/Show: $62 Show only: $27.

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LONDON: KT SULLIVAN AND MARK NADLER AT CRAZY COQS

Award winning cabaret artists, KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler will appear on Monday through Wednesday, May 26th through 28th at 8:00 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). KT & Mark have teamed up once again in order to create an exuberant and stylish celebration of the American Songbook. Their show, Time After Time, is a sophisticated collage of the very best songs from the greatest American composers and lyricists - George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, and Richard Rodgers, to name a few. KT Sullivan and Nadler have created and performed several shows including Make Someone Happy ... In The Words Of Comden and Green, A Fine Romance: A Dorothy Fields Songbook, Everything's Coming Up Roses: The Music Of Jule Styne, Sweet and Lowdown and The Love Story Of Irving Berlin, for which they received the Nightlife Award and the MAC Award, both for Outstanding Revue. Call for cover/minimum information. Call for cover/minimum information.

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