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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
JUNE 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR JUNE 2, 2014 THROUGH JUNE 8, 2014


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SUNDAY - JUNE 8th

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

NYC: SUNDAY OPEN MIC BRUNCH AT THE MET

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

PALM SPRINGS: A COUPLE OF SWELLS RETURNS TO PALM DESERT

Francesca Amari and Gilmore Rizzo return to THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) with their show, "A Couple Of Swells" - A Tribute To Famous Duos, on Sunday, June 8th at 2:00 pm. The show takes music & comedy mayhem to a new level, with songs spanning several decades in the tradition of great duos like Lucy & Desi, Sonny & Marie, George & Gracie, Sonny & Cher, Kermit & Miss Piggy and more. Francesca Amari has appeared at some of the top cabaret clubs in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and her cabaret show, "You Make Me Laugh: A Love Song to Gilda Radner," has received critical acclaim and delighted audiences in Michigan, Chicago, Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Gilmore Rizzo has spent the last two years touring in his show "That's Amore! An American Italian Songbook" and is a musical autobiographical revue that celebrates the family, the food, and the music in an all Italian household that has played here in the desert on several occasions to sold out audiences. The show is part of Les Michaels' Sundays In Summer Series. Tickets are $11 available at the door.


CABARET - JAZZ SUNDAY BRUNCH EVENTS

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NYC: SUNDAY OPEN MIC BRUNCH AT THE MET

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

NYC: 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: JAZZ BRUNCH: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: ERIC ALEXANDER & HAROLD MABERN TRIO

The Blue Note Jazz Festival presents Eric Alexander & Harold Mabern Trio on Sunday, June 8th with shows at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592). Eric Alexander started piano lessons at the age of six. He took up the clarinet at nine and switched to alto sax three years later. The tenor sax became his obsession at Indiana University Bloomington (1986-87). After transferring to William Paterson College in New Jersey he studied with Harold Mabern, Joe Lovano, Rufus Reid, and others. In 2004, Eric signed an exclusive contract with HighNote Records, an independent jazz label based in New York City. There he has amassed a considerable discography of critically acclaimed recordings. Most recent among them is "Don't Follow the Crowd," and "Friendly Fire" with Vincent Herring. Harold Mabern, one of jazz's most enduring and dazzlingly skilled pianists, was born in Memphis, a city that produced saxophonists George Coleman and Charles Lloyd, pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. and trumpeter Booker Little. He was an unsung hero of the 1960s hardbop scene, performing and recording with many of its finest artists, and only in recent years has he begun to garner appreciation for his long-running legacy in jazz and the understated power of his talent. There is a $35 cover. **Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**


TORONTO: SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH ARLENE SMITH & MARK EISENMAN

Arlene Smith will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 ) on Sunday, June 8th with sets from 12:30 to 2:30 pm as part of the clubs Sunday Jazz Brunch series. Revered for her sophisticated approach that always gets to the heart of a lyric, Arlene Smith's lush contralto voice has made her one of the Toronto club scene's best-loved singers ever since she relocated here in the early '90s. The seasoned vocalist spent two decades playing to packed houses and critical acclaim in New York and her native Montreal. In Toronto, she immediately became an important 'regular' on the performance rosters at revered jazz venues including The Montreal Bistro and Top O' The Senator, and continues to impress jazz audiences wherever she performs today. Arlene will be joined by one of this country's finest pianists, Mark Eisenman. There is a $12 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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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: ALASKA: STEVIE FOREVER!

RuPaul's Drag Race finalist and cosmic starlet of stage and screen ALASKA invites you to her new show ' STEVIE FOREVER' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, June 6th at 8:30 & 10:15 pm, and Saturday & Sunday, June 7th & 8th at 7:00 pm. Alaska will channel the grand high priestess of rock herself. She will be joined by her stalwart companion and pianist Handsome Jeremy who becomes Stevie's on-again-off-again love and lifetime musical partner Lindsay Buckingham. Together they re-tell and re-live Stevie's history as a rock goddess and all-around badass witch. Spells will be cast, curses will be placed, and illicit substances will be consumed while Stevie and Lindsay tear through their all-time classics and re-imagine current hits in timeless Stevie style. Call for cover/minimum information.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": TBA
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at 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 David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway. 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/ .

CABARET IN THE JAZZ CLUBS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
Please Note: We will only list events we deem as cabaret-style in the Jazz Clubs starting March 1, 2015



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: BRAD MEHLDAU & CHRISTIAN McBRIDE

Brad Mehldau and Christian McBride will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, June 6th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The show is part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival. One of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path, which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. From critical acclaim as a bandleader and solo artist to major international exposure in collaborations with Pat Metheny, Anne Sofie von Otter, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Britten Sinfonia, and Joshua Redman, Mehldau continues to garner numerous awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike. Bassist extraodinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator, Christian McBride, has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Sometimes hard to believe considering this man is not yet 40. There is a $35-$55 cover.


NYC: DION PARSON AND THE 21ST CENTURY BAND AT DIZZY'S

Dion Parson and the 21st Century Band will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Friday through Sunday, June 6th through 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. GRAMMY Award-winning drummer and composer Dion Parson has put together a powerhouse ensemble comprising seven of the world's finest musicians. Together with saxophonist Ron Blake (of the legendary Saturday Night Live Band), Parson formed 21st Century Band in 1998 to showcase the music of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has since developed an innovative sound that mixes Virgin Islands traditions, such as Quelbe, and Caribbean infusions like reggae, calypso, soca, mento, ska, zouk, steel pan, chutney, and funk, with New Orleans and African overtones. The band features Dion Parson, drums; Ron Blake, saxophone; Terell Stafford (6/6-6/7) and Rashawn Ross (6/8), trumpet; Kenny Davis, bass; Xavier Davis, piano; Victor Provost, steel pan; and Alioune Faye, percussion/ sabar drums. This event offers a sneak peek at St. Thomas, the soon-to-be-released CD. Watch for original compositions and favorites like Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds," Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas," and more. There is a $40-$45 cover

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO 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.


PITTSFIELD, MA: MR. FINN'S CABARET - BENNY RIDES AGAIN

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 & Monday, June 8th & 9th at 8:00 pm will be BENNY RIDES AGAIN: An evening of Benny Goodman's Swingin' Hits, featuring Paul Green. Green returns to Mr. Finn's Cabaret with an all-new show recreating the magic of Benny Goodman's vibrant jazz quartet of the 40s and 50s. Tickets are $35.


TORONTO: CABARET IN THE JAZZ CELLAR: GILLIAN MARGOT

Gillian Margot will perform in the 3rd Floor Jazz Cellar Cabaret of THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, June 8th at 7:00 pm. Margot is becoming internationally known for her exquisite voice and stunning presence. With an exceptional understanding of her instrument, her authentic sound and refreshing approach to music are causing audiences everywhere to stand up and take notice. A multi-award and grant winner, Margot has studied and worked with some of the finest talents in both jazz and classical musics. For this series, she will be joined by the incomparably gifted guitarist, Kevin Barrett. There is a $10 cover.


TORONTO: THE JAZZ BISTRO PRESENTS ORI DAGAN

Well-known in the Toronto jazz scene for his entertaining performances and rich bass-baritone range, Ori Dagan will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, June 8th at7:00 pm. Ori was recently voted Best Male Vocalist in the NOW Magazine 2013 Readers' Poll, a prestigious honour that follows several others that have helped make him one of the busiest vocalists on the Toronto jazz club circuit. His debut album "S'Cat Got My Tongue" (2009) garnered critical acclaim, and his sophomore release "Less Than Three" earned a 2012 Toronto Independent Music Awards nomination in the Best Jazz category. Joined by Mark Camilleri on piano, one of his favourite musicians on the Toronto scene, Ori is very excited to be back on the Jazz Bistro stage! There is a $15 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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WASHINGTON, DC: SAX LEGEND PHAROAH SANDERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Possessing one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz, Pharoah Sanders moves into BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, May 5th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane's late ensembles of the mid-'60s Sanders' later music is guided by more graceful concerns. The hallmarks of Sanders' playing at that time were naked aggression and unrestrained passion. In the years after Coltrane's death, however, Sanders explored other, somewhat gentler and perhaps more cerebral avenues without, it should be added, sacrificing any of the intensity that defined his work as an apprentice to Coltrane. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: THE IQUA & STEVE COLSON QUINTET

The Iqua & Steve Colson Quintet will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Sunday, June 8th at 7:00 & 8:30 pm. Vocalist Iqua Colson has shared the stage with many of this era's great artists. She was named a Vocal Talent Deserving Wider Recognition by Downbeat Magazine and has been recognized by Billboard Magazine for distinguished achievement as a lyricist. The international media has praised her placing her in the company of some of our finest known vocal innovators and stylists including Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Abby Lincoln. She has 3 recordings, has led bands and collaborated with several artists, most frequently with her husband pianist/composer Steve Colson, performing in the U.S and internationally on festivals and concerts. There is a $20 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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PALM SPRINGS: A COUPLE OF SWELLS RETURNS TO PALM DESERT

Francesca Amari and Gilmore Rizzo return to THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) with their show, "A Couple Of Swells" - A Tribute To Famous Duos, on Sunday, June 8th at 2:00 pm. The show takes music & comedy mayhem to a new level, with songs spanning several decades in the tradition of great duos like Lucy & Desi, Sonny & Marie, George & Gracie, Sonny & Cher, Kermit & Miss Piggy and more. Francesca Amari has appeared at some of the top cabaret clubs in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and her cabaret show, "You Make Me Laugh: A Love Song to Gilda Radner," has received critical acclaim and delighted audiences in Michigan, Chicago, Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Gilmore Rizzo has spent the last two years touring in his show "That's Amore! An American Italian Songbook" and is a musical autobiographical revue that celebrates the family, the food, and the music in an all Italian household that has played here in the desert on several occasions to sold out audiences. The show is part of Les Michaels' Sundays In Summer Series. Tickets are $11 available at the door.

SAN FRANCISCO: JUSTIN HAYWARD AT YOSHI'S

Lead singer of the Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, June 7th at 8:00 pm & Sunday, June 8th at 7:00 pm. From the age of 5 Justin Hayward enjoyed singing, and he inherited his paternal grandfather's collection of 78s when he was 6, which opened up the magical world of music to him as his grandpa had collected many hits of the 30s and 40s. He had a few piano lessons at 7, learned to play the ukulele at 9, and this progressed to a strong desire to own a guitar. With help from his parents and hire purchase, Justin had achieved this ambition by the age of 10. In early 1965 Justin answered an advertisement for a guitar player in "The Melody Maker" and soon found himself one-third of The Wilde Three with Marty Wilde and his wife Joyce, appearing on stage at the London Palladium in April of that year as well as touring all over the UK and performing on a long tour of the Middle East. 1977 saw the release of Justin's first hit solo album, Songwriter, from which were taken three singles, "One Lonely Room/Songwriter (Part 2)," "Country Girl/Doin' Time" and "Stage Door/Lay It On Me." This was closely followed by his involvement with Jeff Wayne in the War of the Worlds project, which brought Justin a world-wide hit single in 1978 with the beautiful and timeless "Forever Autumn." In that year he also found time to work with the Mandalaband (led by famous photographer and author David Rohl) and contributed to their album Eye of Wendor: Prophecies, and in 1979 he released a non-album single "Marie/Heart of Steel." In the same year Justin received the ASCAP award for "Nights in White Satin." As will be seen, as well as being a vocalist and lead guitarist for The Moody Blues and pursuing a successful solo career, Justin also enjoys the challenge of working with other artists and, when time permits, he likes to give his time to performing and recording for charitable organizations and to attending music industry functions. There is a $75-$99 cover.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



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

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

LONDON: JOHN STANDING - MONTHLY AT CRAZY COQS

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


LONDON: A LIST SESSIONS: THEO JACKSON AND THE GENTLEMEN OF JAZZ

The 'A List' Sessions: Theo Jackson and the Gentlemen of Jazz will be presented at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, June 8th at 8:00 pm. Inspired by meeting and singing with the legendary Jon Hendricks, Theo Jackson presents a tribute to the great male jazz vocalists from Nat King Cole and Mel Torme to Chet Baker and Jon Hendricks. Alongside well loved songs such as "Nature Boy" and "Just One Of Those Things", "Gentlemen of Jazz" features anecdotes about the songs, the people who wrote them and the performers who made them famous. 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: VICKIE PHILLIPS RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

2014 Bistro Award Winning Vickie Phillips returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with her show about Brel, Weill, and Aznavour. Gerry Dieffenbach serves as musical director. Performances are scheduled for Saturday, May 24th at 6:00 pm; Saturday, June 7th at 4:00 pm; Saturday, July 12th at 6:00 pm; and Saturday, July 26th at 5:30 pm. For Vickie Phillips, the award-winning singer/actress continues her musical journey celebrating her 80th birthday with her three songwriting heroes. With the internationally acclaimed songs of Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, and Charles Aznavour, Vickie creates miniature portraits of the wonderful life we all share. Through the words and music of these masters, Vickie tells us of the journey she is still on, and her deepest personal dreams. This show captures the charm, the intimacy, the tragedy, and the magic of life's great odyssey. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

NYC: GRETCHEN REINHAGEN & FRIENDS CELEBRATE HER BIRTHDAY

Teacher/ singer Gretchen Reinhagen will celebrate her birthday on Saturday, June 7th at 3:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). a The show is a showcase featuring many of the great singers she's been blessed to work with over the•years as director, coach and teacher. Scheduled so far to perform are Barb Malley, Sue Matsuki and Bob Diamond along with mentors like Barry Kleinbort and special guests like Sidney Myer. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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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: VICKIE PHILLIPS RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

2014 Bistro Award Winning Vickie Phillips returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with her show about Brel, Weill, and Aznavour. Gerry Dieffenbach serves as musical director. Performances are scheduled for Saturday, May 24th at 6:00 pm; Saturday, June 7th at 4:00 pm; Saturday, July 12th at 6:00 pm; and Saturday, July 26th at 5:30 pm. For Vickie Phillips, the award-winning singer/actress continues her musical journey celebrating her 80th birthday with her three songwriting heroes. With the internationally acclaimed songs of Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, and Charles Aznavour, Vickie creates miniature portraits of the wonderful life we all share. Through the words and music of these masters, Vickie tells us of the journey she is still on, and her deepest personal dreams. This show captures the charm, the intimacy, the tragedy, and the magic of life's great odyssey. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

NYC: GRETCHEN REINHAGEN & FRIENDS CELEBRATE HER BIRTHDAY

Teacher/ singer Gretchen Reinhagen will celebrate her birthday on Saturday, June 7th at 3:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). a The show is a showcase featuring many of the great singers she's been blessed to work with over the•years as director, coach and teacher. Scheduled so far to perform are Barb Malley, Sue Matsuki and Bob Diamond along with mentors like Barry Kleinbort and special guests like Sidney Myer. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, June 7th & 21st at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: THE EDGE OF EVERYDAY WITH SANDRA BARGMAN AND IAN HERMAN

The Edge of Everyday, with Sandra Bargman and musical director Ian Herman, will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, June 7th at 7:00 pm. Presented by Sacred Stages, LLC and directed by Shawn Moninger, the show examines our fear of change and ultimately, our acceptance of the dichotomies of Life. "The Edge" is where opposites collide in an explosion of chaos and creativity, and Sandra explores the tension between these paradoxes with poignancy, comedy, and song. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ALASKA: STEVIE FOREVER!

RuPaul's Drag Race finalist and cosmic starlet of stage and screen ALASKA invites you to her new show ' STEVIE FOREVER' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, June 6th at 8:30 & 10:15 pm, and Saturday & Sunday, June 7th & 8th at 7:00 pm. Alaska will channel the grand high priestess of rock herself. She will be joined by her stalwart companion and pianist Handsome Jeremy who becomes Stevie's on-again-off-again love and lifetime musical partner Lindsay Buckingham. Together they re-tell and re-live Stevie's history as a rock goddess and all-around badass witch. Spells will be cast, curses will be placed, and illicit substances will be consumed while Stevie and Lindsay tear through their all-time classics and re-imagine current hits in timeless Stevie style. Call for cover/minimum information.

MANHATTAN: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: KATIE GOODMAN AT STAGE 72

Comic and on-line celebrity Katie Goodman will perform at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Saturday, June 7th at 7:00 pm. Katie captivates her audience with her unique style of raw humor and gutsy original musical satire. An internationally touring musical comic, Goodman is known for providing an audience with an act that is political, personal, and wildly entertaining. Katie holds nothing back on stage. Her charming-yet-challenging style and material appeal to both men and women and you can take a sneak peak at her hijinx on YouTube. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NEW 50 SHADES PARODY AT SOPHIE'S BROADWAY

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


NYC: LESLIE UGGAMS AT 54 BELOW

Broadway legend Leslie Uggams returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for two performances only, on Friday & Saturday, June 6th & 7th at 8:30 pm. Best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Hallelujah, Baby!, as well as the groundbreaking miniseries, Roots, Ms. Uggams' storied career has spanned television (her own CBS variety show), film (Skyjacked) and Broadway (Her First Roman, Blues in the Night, Jerry's Girls, Anything Goes, King Headley II, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On Golden Pond). There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


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)


CABARET IN THE JAZZ CLUBS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND AT BIRDLAND
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Broadway Concerts Direct and Birdland present a benefit concert , Love Makes The World Go 'Round, for ZANI'S FURRY FRIENDS, an animal rescue organization at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturday, June 7th at 5:00 pm. Artists scheduled to appear include: Celia Berk, Nathan Brisby, Carole Demas, Sue Matsuki, Joanna Morton Gary, Carly Ozard, Sarah Rice, Alice Ripley, Brian Charles Rooney, Nadav Wiesel and JoAnn Yeoman. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. They will be accompanied by Fred Barton, Piano & Vocals; Sarah Rice, Theremin; Matthew Martin Ward, Piano & Vocals; Bill Zeffiro, Piano & Vocals; and Juliana Meehan. There is a $15-$25-$50 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FREDDY COLE AT BIRDLAND

Freddy Cole will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 3rd through 7th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities. He plays piano, sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. But he has emerged from the great shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother and his timing swings a little more. His vocals - suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate - are among the most respected in jazz. Cole's career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: BRAD MEHLDAU & CHRISTIAN McBRIDE

Brad Mehldau and Christian McBride will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, June 6th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The show is part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival. One of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path, which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. From critical acclaim as a bandleader and solo artist to major international exposure in collaborations with Pat Metheny, Anne Sofie von Otter, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Britten Sinfonia, and Joshua Redman, Mehldau continues to garner numerous awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike. Bassist extraodinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator, Christian McBride, has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Sometimes hard to believe considering this man is not yet 40. There is a $35-$55 cover.


NYC: DION PARSON AND THE 21ST CENTURY BAND AT DIZZY'S

Dion Parson and the 21st Century Band will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Friday through Sunday, June 6th through 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. GRAMMY Award-winning drummer and composer Dion Parson has put together a powerhouse ensemble comprising seven of the world's finest musicians. Together with saxophonist Ron Blake (of the legendary Saturday Night Live Band), Parson formed 21st Century Band in 1998 to showcase the music of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has since developed an innovative sound that mixes Virgin Islands traditions, such as Quelbe, and Caribbean infusions like reggae, calypso, soca, mento, ska, zouk, steel pan, chutney, and funk, with New Orleans and African overtones. The band features Dion Parson, drums; Ron Blake, saxophone; Terell Stafford (6/6-6/7) and Rashawn Ross (6/8), trumpet; Kenny Davis, bass; Xavier Davis, piano; Victor Provost, steel pan; and Alioune Faye, percussion/ sabar drums. This event offers a sneak peek at St. Thomas, the soon-to-be-released CD. Watch for original compositions and favorites like Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds," Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas," and more. There is a $40-$45 cover

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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TORONTO: STEVE KOVEN TRIO AT THE JAZ BISTRO

Canadian, Toronto-based jazz group The Steve Koven Trio, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, June 5th through 7th at 9:00 pm. Pianist Koven is joined by long time members, Anthony Michelli on drums and Rob Clutton on bass. Formed in 1993, the trio has performed world-wide, and has established themselves as one of Canada's cultural ambassadors. The band has released nine critically-acclaimed albums since their debut, Live at the Senator, in 1997. Many of their compositions have been used for national and international film and TV productions. There is a $12-$15 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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WASHINGTON, DC: MARK WHITFIELD AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Mark Whitfield will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800 ) on Friday & Saturday, June 6th & 7th at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Mark graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, the world's foremost institute for the study of Jazz and modern American music, in the Spring of 1987 having studied composition and arranging as well as all styles of guitar performance. Upon graduation, he returned to his native New York to embark on a career as a jazz guitarist that afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with many legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Clark Terry, Jimmy Smith, Carmen McCrae, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Jack McDuff, Betty Carter, Shirley Horn, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Burt Bacharach, Joe Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Bradford Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine and his greatest teacher and mentor George Benson. In September of 1990 Warner Bros. released his solo debut, "The Marksman". The success of this release has led to a recording career that has produced 14 solo projects to date and a myriad of collaborative efforts with some of the most important artists in recent years; Sting, D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Jill Scott, Roy Hargrove, Diana Krall, Lauryn Hill, Sy Smith and Chris Botti. In September of 2005, Mark Whitfield accepted the invitation to join the faculty at his alma mater, teaming up with Joe Lovano, Ralph Peterson, Danilo Perez, and Terry Lynn Carrington as "Artists in Residence" at the Berklee School. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: SAX LEGEND PHAROAH SANDERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Possessing one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz, Pharoah Sanders moves into BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, May 5th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane's late ensembles of the mid-'60s Sanders' later music is guided by more graceful concerns. The hallmarks of Sanders' playing at that time were naked aggression and unrestrained passion. In the years after Coltrane's death, however, Sanders explored other, somewhat gentler and perhaps more cerebral avenues without, it should be added, sacrificing any of the intensity that defined his work as an apprentice to Coltrane. Call for cover/minimum information.


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.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN: LAURA BENANTI AT THE CABARET

Celebrating the release of her brand new CD, Live at 54 Below, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, bares all in an evening filled with amusing stories, mesmerizing melodies and a dab of self-deprecating humor at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Thursday through Saturday, June 5th through 7th at 8:00 pm. This show is called 'Laura Benanti: In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention' . This kooky and sexy Broadway and TV star will feature an eclectic range of music from the Great American Songbook to popular songs of today. There is a $35-$65 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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SAN FRANCISCO: A SALUTE TO ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER STARRING GLORY CRAMPTON AND FRANC D'AMBROSIO

Broadway veterans Glory Crampton and Franc D'Ambrosio will appear at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday, June 6th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 7th at 7:00 pm with their acclaimed show, Angel of Music - A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Featuring songs from some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most acclaimed shows, including Sunset Boulevard, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar, Crampton and D'Ambrosio present an unforgettable evening of music and storytelling. Glory Crampton is a Broadway leading lady and musical theatre veteran who is best known for her critically acclaimed roles in productions of Phantom, My Fair Lady, Nine, Camelot, Carousel, and The Fantasticks. She is also an accomplished soprano solo artist who has sung with celebrated tenor Jose Carreras of the legendary The Three Tenors, in a sold out concert at Radio City Music Hall. Franc D'Ambrosio is best known as the "Phantom" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award winning Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera. Affectionately known as "The Iron Man of The Mask", he was awarded the distinction as the "World's Longest Running Phantom" with over 2,300 performances of the lead role, a title he held for a decade. There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: JUSTIN HAYWARD AT YOSHI'S

Lead singer of the Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, June 7th at 8:00 pm & Sunday, June 8th at 7:00 pm. From the age of 5 Justin Hayward enjoyed singing, and he inherited his paternal grandfather's collection of 78s when he was 6, which opened up the magical world of music to him as his grandpa had collected many hits of the 30s and 40s. He had a few piano lessons at 7, learned to play the ukulele at 9, and this progressed to a strong desire to own a guitar. With help from his parents and hire purchase, Justin had achieved this ambition by the age of 10. In early 1965 Justin answered an advertisement for a guitar player in "The Melody Maker" and soon found himself one-third of The Wilde Three with Marty Wilde and his wife Joyce, appearing on stage at the London Palladium in April of that year as well as touring all over the UK and performing on a long tour of the Middle East. 1977 saw the release of Justin's first hit solo album, Songwriter, from which were taken three singles, "One Lonely Room/Songwriter (Part 2)," "Country Girl/Doin' Time" and "Stage Door/Lay It On Me." This was closely followed by his involvement with Jeff Wayne in the War of the Worlds project, which brought Justin a world-wide hit single in 1978 with the beautiful and timeless "Forever Autumn." In that year he also found time to work with the Mandalaband (led by famous photographer and author David Rohl) and contributed to their album Eye of Wendor: Prophecies, and in 1979 he released a non-album single "Marie/Heart of Steel." In the same year Justin received the ASCAP award for "Nights in White Satin." As will be seen, as well as being a vocalist and lead guitarist for The Moody Blues and pursuing a successful solo career, Justin also enjoys the challenge of working with other artists and, when time permits, he likes to give his time to performing and recording for charitable organizations and to attending music industry functions. There is a $75-$99 cover.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: BRYAN BATT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Bryan Batt returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 3rd through 7th at 8:00 pm. Musical Director: Michael Lavine. Last year, Bryan Batt literally blew the roof off the club with his wonderful and amusing show 'Batt On A Hot Tin Roof' and he returns again with the show, which is born out of Hurricane Katrina. Broadway veteran, film star (Twelve Years a Slave) and MAD MEN star Bryan Batt grew up in New Orleans, a city that fostered his love of music and theatre. After experiencing the flooding and devastation of his hometown, he put together a one-man cabaret show paying tribute to his life there. The music from the show features Broadway and some original material written for Bryan, peppered with the comedic skills that only Mr. Batt can provide. The cabaret experience is a divine exploration through his wacky and wildly entertaining mind. Call for cover/minimum information

LONDON: VOCAL GROUP APOLLO5 AT THE PHEASANTRY

The acappella ensemble Apollo5 will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, June 7th at 8:30 pm. Apollo5 was formed in 2010 and has already been praised for eye catching performances. The group performs a wide ranging repertoire of jazz, pop, classical and Christmas a cappella and is touring across the UK and internationally for the first time in 2012. The five professional singers give engaging and entertaining performances for audiences. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: MARNIE KLAR PRESENTS 'HOME' AT DON'T TELL MAMA
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

MARNIE KLAR brings her new show 'HOME' to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, June 6th; Tuesday, June 10th; Wednesday, June 18th; and Tuesday, June 24th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Steven Ray Watkins serves as musical director with Matt Scharfglass on bass and Terese Genecco on drums. The show will fature songs by The Bird & the Bee, Five for Fighting, Imagine Dragons, Led Zeppelin, the Lumineers, Ingrid Michaelson, Kylie Minogue, Sam Phillips, Regina Spektor & The White Stripes. Tanya Moberly directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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

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

NYC: 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 Friday, June 6th 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: JASON WYNN CELEBRATES HIS 40th AT THE BEECHMAN

After 5 years, Jason Wynn is returning to the cabaret stage as he celebrate his 40th birthday with a show at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, June 6th at 7:00 pm. He will be joined by four incredible singers and an awesome band as he recaps his life through music. There's Broadway, TV, and forty years of pop. And what would a Jason Wynn show be without some new originals? On stage with him are: vocalists Miles Phillips, Rob Langeder, Stacie Perlman, and Samantha Northart plus in the band: Jacob Silver - bass, Tony Romano - Guitar, Kevin Sport - drums , and Michael Harren - piano. He promises no nudity this time. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ALASKA: STEVIE FOREVER!

RuPaul's Drag Race finalist and cosmic starlet of stage and screen ALASKA invites you to her new show ' STEVIE FOREVER' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, June 6th at 8:30 & 10:15 pm, and Saturday & Sunday, June 7th & 8th at 7:00 pm. Alaska will channel the grand high priestess of rock herself. She will be joined by her stalwart companion and pianist Handsome Jeremy who becomes Stevie's on-again-off-again love and lifetime musical partner Lindsay Buckingham. Together they re-tell and re-live Stevie's history as a rock goddess and all-around badass witch. Spells will be cast, curses will be placed, and illicit substances will be consumed while Stevie and Lindsay tear through their all-time classics and re-imagine current hits in timeless Stevie style. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: LESLIE UGGAMS AT 54 BELOW

Broadway legend Leslie Uggams returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for two performances only, on Friday & Saturday, June 6th & 7th at 8:30 pm. Best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Hallelujah, Baby!, as well as the groundbreaking miniseries, Roots, Ms. Uggams' storied career has spanned television (her own CBS variety show), film (Skyjacked) and Broadway (Her First Roman, Blues in the Night, Jerry's Girls, Anything Goes, King Headley II, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On Golden Pond). There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOHN MICHAEL DIAS AT 54 BELOW

Having graced the stages of Broadway & national tours, Jersey Boys' John Michael Dias makes his 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) solo-concert debut with Write This Way on Friday, June 6th at 11:00 pm. John will take you on the musical journey of his life, from his childhood days in Tiverton, Rhode Island to center stage at the August Wilson Theatre in Jersey Boys. Audiences can expect to hear some the best songs ever written for the musical theatre, including those written by Stephen Sondheim, Harold Arlen, Andrew Lippa, Jule Styne, Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens, John Bucchino, and more. From family stories, to backstage showbiz tales, to re-imagined classics and contemporary tunes, John gives a fresh take on songs that have not only become part of the musical fabric of his life, but are songs that could have easily been written to describe the lives of each and everyone of us. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


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)


CABARET IN THE JAZZ CLUBS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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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: FREDDY COLE AT BIRDLAND

Freddy Cole will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 3rd through 7th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities. He plays piano, sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. But he has emerged from the great shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother and his timing swings a little more. His vocals - suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate - are among the most respected in jazz. Cole's career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: BRAD MEHLDAU & CHRISTIAN McBRIDE

Brad Mehldau and Christian McBride will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, June 6th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The show is part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival. One of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path, which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. From critical acclaim as a bandleader and solo artist to major international exposure in collaborations with Pat Metheny, Anne Sofie von Otter, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Britten Sinfonia, and Joshua Redman, Mehldau continues to garner numerous awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike. Bassist extraodinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator, Christian McBride, has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Sometimes hard to believe considering this man is not yet 40. There is a $35-$55 cover.


NYC: DION PARSON AND THE 21ST CENTURY BAND AT DIZZY'S

Dion Parson and the 21st Century Band will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Friday through Sunday, June 6th through 8th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. GRAMMY Award-winning drummer and composer Dion Parson has put together a powerhouse ensemble comprising seven of the world's finest musicians. Together with saxophonist Ron Blake (of the legendary Saturday Night Live Band), Parson formed 21st Century Band in 1998 to showcase the music of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has since developed an innovative sound that mixes Virgin Islands traditions, such as Quelbe, and Caribbean infusions like reggae, calypso, soca, mento, ska, zouk, steel pan, chutney, and funk, with New Orleans and African overtones. The band features Dion Parson, drums; Ron Blake, saxophone; Terell Stafford (6/6-6/7) and Rashawn Ross (6/8), trumpet; Kenny Davis, bass; Xavier Davis, piano; Victor Provost, steel pan; and Alioune Faye, percussion/ sabar drums. This event offers a sneak peek at St. Thomas, the soon-to-be-released CD. Watch for original compositions and favorites like Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds," Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas," and more. There is a $40-$45 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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BOSTON: KEIKO MATSUI AT SCULLERS

Internationally acclaimed pianist, composer & humanitarian Keiko Matsui will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, June 5th at 8:00 pm & Friday, June 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Matsui creates ground-breaking, thought provoking & inspirational new music on her new release, "Soul Quest." Keiko is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her recording career with a star-studded CD. Call for cover/minimum information.

TORONTO: STEVE KOVEN TRIO AT THE JAZ BISTRO

Canadian, Toronto-based jazz group The Steve Koven Trio, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, June 5th through 7th at 9:00 pm. Pianist Koven is joined by long time members, Anthony Michelli on drums and Rob Clutton on bass. Formed in 1993, the trio has performed world-wide, and has established themselves as one of Canada's cultural ambassadors. The band has released nine critically-acclaimed albums since their debut, Live at the Senator, in 1997. Many of their compositions have been used for national and international film and TV productions. There is a $12-$15 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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BALTIMORE, MD: MIKE POPE AND THE HOUSE OF CARDINALS

Mike Pope and The House Of Cardinals (Mike Pope on bass , Joe Locke on vibes, Eldar Djangirov on piano, Mauricio Zottarelli on drums , Bob Franceschini on sax), will perform at AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! (409 North Charles Street -Second Floor, Baltimore, MD - 410-385-2638) on Friday, June 6th with performances at 8:00 & 9:30 pm. With "Cold Truth, Warm Heart", his third album, Mike Pope creates a forum for outstanding collaboration. The resulting music is fascinating and new. Mike Pope has toured extensively with Chick Corea, David Sanborn, Al DiMeola, Bill Bruford, Joe Locke and Eldar Djangirov. Also on board is pre-eminent jazz vibraphonist Joe Locke who has performed with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Pepper Adams and Mongo Santamaria. Tenor saxophonist Bob Franceschini has performed, toured and recorded with Mike Stern, Paul Simon, Celine Dion, Tito Puente, Ricky Martin, Lionel Richie and Eddie Palmieri. Brazilian drummer Mauricio Zottarelli has toured extensively with Hiromi's Sonicbloom band and performed and recorded with Esperanza Spalding, Keiko Matsui, Richard Bona, Eliane Elias and many others. There is a $20 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: SAX LEGEND PHAROAH SANDERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Possessing one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz, Pharoah Sanders moves into BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, May 5th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane's late ensembles of the mid-'60s Sanders' later music is guided by more graceful concerns. The hallmarks of Sanders' playing at that time were naked aggression and unrestrained passion. In the years after Coltrane's death, however, Sanders explored other, somewhat gentler and perhaps more cerebral avenues without, it should be added, sacrificing any of the intensity that defined his work as an apprentice to Coltrane. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: MARK WHITFIELD AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Mark Whitfield will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800 ) on Friday & Saturday, June 6th & 7th at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Mark graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, the world's foremost institute for the study of Jazz and modern American music, in the Spring of 1987 having studied composition and arranging as well as all styles of guitar performance. Upon graduation, he returned to his native New York to embark on a career as a jazz guitarist that afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with many legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Clark Terry, Jimmy Smith, Carmen McCrae, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Jack McDuff, Betty Carter, Shirley Horn, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Burt Bacharach, Joe Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Bradford Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine and his greatest teacher and mentor George Benson. In September of 1990 Warner Bros. released his solo debut, "The Marksman". The success of this release has led to a recording career that has produced 14 solo projects to date and a myriad of collaborative efforts with some of the most important artists in recent years; Sting, D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Jill Scott, Roy Hargrove, Diana Krall, Lauryn Hill, Sy Smith and Chris Botti. In September of 2005, Mark Whitfield accepted the invitation to join the faculty at his alma mater, teaming up with Joe Lovano, Ralph Peterson, Danilo Perez, and Terry Lynn Carrington as "Artists in Residence" at the Berklee School. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: DIANE SCHUUR WITH ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

Jazz legend Diane Schuur will celebrate the release of a new album at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, June 6th at 8:00 pm. Long regarded as one of Contemporary Jazz's leading vocalists, Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Born in Tacoma, Washington in 1953, Schuur was blind from birth; but she was gifted with perfect pitch and initially taught herself piano by ear. She later received formal piano training at The Washington State School for the Blind, which she attended until she was 11 years of age. With a distinguished recording career that spans three decades, including two Grammy awards (Timeless and Diane Schuur and The Count Basie Orchestra on GRP Records), as well as three additional Grammy nominations, Schuur's music has explored almost every corner of the 20th Century musical landscape. Her musical collaborations include the aforementioned Count Basie Orchestra, Barry Manilow, B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Jose Feliciano, among countless others. These collaborations have resulted in numerous #1 Billboard Chart recordings, including Pure Schuur and Heart to Heart with B.B. King; Ms. Schuur has appeared on PBS and many other television specials as well as a very special visit to the beloved TV show, Sesame Street. Diane has been invited to perform at The White House on multiple occasions, and was one of the select musical guests invited to perform for Stevie Wonder at the Kennedy Center Honors when he received his prestigious award. She continues to tour and perform extensively at major concert halls and venues around the world. 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.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN: LAURA BENANTI AT THE CABARET

Celebrating the release of her brand new CD, Live at 54 Below, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, bares all in an evening filled with amusing stories, mesmerizing melodies and a dab of self-deprecating humor at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Thursday through Saturday, June 5th through 7th at 8:00 pm. This show is called 'Laura Benanti: In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention' . This kooky and sexy Broadway and TV star will feature an eclectic range of music from the Great American Songbook to popular songs of today. There is a $35-$65 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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LOS ANGELES: J MICHAEL O'NEAL & ARETHA SCRUGGS AT THE GARDENIA

J. Michael O'Neal and Aretha Scruggs will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, June 6th & 7th at 9:00 pm. Ms. Scruggs' intelligently assertive vocals combine with Mr. O'Neal's scrumptiously inventive piano underpinnings to create spontaneous frissons of appreciation not only within the musical sophisticates in the audience, but also within the less schooled as well. He has played for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. as well as for Melissa Manchester, Chaka Khan, Ruben Studdard, Peabo Bryson, and Cece Winans. Aretha Scruggs has performed background vocals on tour with Christina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, and Anita Baker; studio session vocals with Michael Bolton, Anita Baker, and BeBe Winans; and TV background vocals with Whitney Houston, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera, Patti LaBelle, Jamie Foxx, Chaka Khan, Sheena Easton, and a host of other luminaries. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: A SALUTE TO ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER STARRING GLORY CRAMPTON AND FRANC D'AMBROSIO

Broadway veterans Glory Crampton and Franc D'Ambrosio will appear at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday, June 6th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 7th at 7:00 pm with their acclaimed show, Angel of Music - A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Featuring songs from some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most acclaimed shows, including Sunset Boulevard, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar, Crampton and D'Ambrosio present an unforgettable evening of music and storytelling. Glory Crampton is a Broadway leading lady and musical theatre veteran who is best known for her critically acclaimed roles in productions of Phantom, My Fair Lady, Nine, Camelot, Carousel, and The Fantasticks. She is also an accomplished soprano solo artist who has sung with celebrated tenor Jose Carreras of the legendary The Three Tenors, in a sold out concert at Radio City Music Hall. Franc D'Ambrosio is best known as the "Phantom" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award winning Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera. Affectionately known as "The Iron Man of The Mask", he was awarded the distinction as the "World's Longest Running Phantom" with over 2,300 performances of the lead role, a title he held for a decade. There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: THE VICTOR WOOTEN BAND AT YOSHI'S

Five-time Grammy-winning musician Victor Wooten will perform with his band at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, June 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Regaled as the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius, Wooten is known for his solo recordings and tours, and as a member of the Grammy-winning supergroup, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. An innovator on the bass guitar, as well as a talented composer, arranger, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Victor has recently toured with Stanley Clarke and on a co-bill with guitar master Jimmy Herring. Continuing the tradition of virtuosity forged by James Brown, Funkadelic and Prince. Victor has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. He was voted Bassist of the year by Bass Player Magazine three times and is the only person to have won the award more than once. There is a $34-$59 cover.


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LONDON: BRYAN BATT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Bryan Batt returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 3rd through 7th at 8:00 pm. Musical Director: Michael Lavine. Last year, Bryan Batt literally blew the roof off the club with his wonderful and amusing show 'Batt On A Hot Tin Roof' and he returns again with the show, which is born out of Hurricane Katrina. Broadway veteran, film star (Twelve Years a Slave) and MAD MEN star Bryan Batt grew up in New Orleans, a city that fostered his love of music and theatre. After experiencing the flooding and devastation of his hometown, he put together a one-man cabaret show paying tribute to his life there. The music from the show features Broadway and some original material written for Bryan, peppered with the comedic skills that only Mr. Batt can provide. The cabaret experience is a divine exploration through his wacky and wildly entertaining mind. Call for cover/minimum information

LONDON: PETER FRENCH SINGS HARRY NILSSON'S "A LITTLE TOUCH OF SCHMILSSON IN THE NIGHT"

Peter French will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday, June 6th at 8:30 pm. French sings songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Doris Day and others and recreates Harry Nillison's 'A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night', an album of classic 20th Century standards, beautifully arranged and re imagined by Gordon Jenkins, Frank Sinatra's own conductor and arranger. This is the great American songbook at its absolute best. The concert; is of the iconic 1973 album from legendary rock star and hell raiser Harry Nilsson, entitled "A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night". Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: JENNIE LITT & DAVID ALPHER TWO APPLES CD RELEASE SHOW

Jennie Litt and David Alpher, Brooklyn's own married songwriting duo, celebrate the May release of their debut recording, TWO APPLES, with an appearance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, June 5th at 7:00 pm. TWO APPLES is a collection of eleven original songs covering topics ranging from lingerie to gym addiction to the random miracle of existence. Jennie Litt (vocalist and Lyricist) and David Alpher (pianist and composer) perform with special guests: vocalist and director Lina Koutrakos, counter-tenor Drew Minter, Rosemary Loar, Adam Shapiro and Uraina Collazo. Their band includes jazz stalwarts Boots Maleson on bass and Scott Neumann on drums, Marcia Young on Renaissance harp, Tom Glusac on saxophone and clarinet, and Ms. Litt on Brazilian nose flute. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END - THURSDAYS

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

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: JENNIE LITT & DAVID ALPHER TWO APPLES CD RELEASE SHOW

Jennie Litt and David Alpher, Brooklyn's own married songwriting duo, celebrate the May release of their debut recording, TWO APPLES, with an appearance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, June 5th at 7:00 pm. TWO APPLES is a collection of eleven original songs covering topics ranging from lingerie to gym addiction to the random miracle of existence. Jennie Litt (vocalist and Lyricist) and David Alpher (pianist and composer) perform with special guests: vocalist and director Lina Koutrakos, counter-tenor Drew Minter, Rosemary Loar, Adam Shapiro and Uraina Collazo. Their band includes jazz stalwarts Boots Maleson on bass and Scott Neumann on drums, Marcia Young on Renaissance harp, Tom Glusac on saxophone and clarinet, and Ms. Litt on Brazilian nose flute. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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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: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUESTS: TBA
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Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. This week's Special Guest Stars: TBA. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org )!

NYC: THEY'D ONLY JUST BEGUN ... A CARPENTERS TALE

Natasha Castillo returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, June 5th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 28th at 8:00 pm with her show They'd Only Just Begun ... A Carpenters Tale. The voice of the Carpenters is unique, once you've heard it, you'll never forget the sound. Their songs tell wonderful stories. Now Natasha reveals the story of the group behind the songs. Join Natasha Castillo for a special evening of music we all love, discover new songs you may not have heard before and hear stories of this amazing legacy! Directed by Lennie Watts with Musical Direction by Steven Ray Watkins. With Dan Fabricatore on bass and Tim Lykins on drums. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: 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: SINGLE THE MUSICAL AT 54 BELOW

Single The Musical, starring Melissa van der Schyff, Claybourne Elder and more, will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, June 5th at 7:00 pm. Single is the musical journey of a 35-year-old successful, single divorce attorney who is unfulfilled in her work and constantly chooses the wrong men. On her journey, Leah grows in her personal life through haunting flashbacks to the airline pilot who broke her heart and predictably married a stewardess, to the tattooed drummer whom she casually dates. But will she make it with Jacob, the heart surgeon she constantly sabotages by always looking backwards instead of to a bright future? Each man has a life and a story and, even better, a song! Single previously appeared at the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival for a sold-out extended run under the title Therapy Rocks. The show is from British composer-lyricist Karen Bishko, whose other credits include touring with English pop group Take That at the O2 Arena in London. The 54 Below presentation will feature performances from Melissa van der Schyff (Bonnie & Clyde, Big River), Claybourne Elder (Road Show, Bonnie & Clyde), Catherine Porter (Next to Normal, Cougar the Musical), Ryan Duncan (Shrek the Musical, Altar Boyz), Allie Schulz (Grease), and more! There is a $25-$35-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOANNA CHRISTIE AT 54 BELOW

Joanna Christie will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, June 5th at 10:00 pm. With a musical background in everything but musical theatre - Classical piano and church choir as a child, fronting a rock band in her teens, singing jazz in smoky London dives in her 20s - never in her wildest dreams did Joanna Christie think she would end up being the lead in a musical on Broadway. In 2013, Joanna landed the lead role in the Tony award winning musical Once. This life changing experience has inspired an album of songs entitled The Year of Joy & Tears which Joanna will finish and record this year. She will present an evening of songs off the album as well as other music that has inspired her during the years. Joanna will be joined on stage by members of the Once company as well as her mother and brother, both musicians from London. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


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)

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NYC: FREDDY COLE AT BIRDLAND

Freddy Cole will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 3rd through 7th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities. He plays piano, sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. But he has emerged from the great shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother and his timing swings a little more. His vocals - suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate - are among the most respected in jazz. Cole's career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: BEKA & DJ LOGIC

Beka & DJ Logic featuring Victor Bailey & Friends will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday, June 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival. It was back in summer of 2011 at the Black Sea Jazz Festival, when Beka Gochiashvili met with an innovative turntablist and kindred spirit Jason Kibler a.k.a. DJ Logic and his band members in Take Five club, Batumi, Georgia. During jam-sessions in the club a musical chemistry quickly developed between them and they decided to form this band. Besides Beka and DJ Logic the band is represented by highly talented alluring vocalist Butterscotch, world's famous electric bassist Victor Bailey, adventurous keyboardist James Hurt, alto sax titan Jaleel Shaw, and remarkable young powerhouse drummer Justin Tyson. The band will perform tunes from its debut album Chillin' in Batumi. There is a $20-$30 cover.


NYC: SARAH ELIZABETH CHARLES SEPTET CELEBRATING CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE

The Sarah Elizabeth Charles Septet will celebrate Caribbean American Heritage at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Wednesday & Thursday, June 4th & 5th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Members of the septet are Sarah Elizabeth Charles, vocals; Jesse Elder, piano; Jonathan M. Michel, bass; John Davis, drums; and special guests Godwin Louis, alto saxophone; Jacques Schwartz-Bart, tenor saxophone; and Etienne Charles II, trumpet. Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a vocalist and composer based in New York City. Charles' musical stylings are unique, and the intricacies of her art focus on both modernizing classics and composing distinctive originals. Besides being a member of Manner Effect and The Enoch Smith Jr. Trio, Charles leads the S.E. Charles Quartet, which released its debut record, Red, to sold-out sets at Dizzy's in September 2012. This will be the first time that the S.E.Charles Quartet will be presenting material as the S.E.Charles Septet with special guests Etienne Charles, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, and Godwin Louis. To celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Charles and her band will be playing unique arrangements of Haitian Folkloric music, original material, and additional musical contributions from this amazing band. There is a $35 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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BOSTON: KEIKO MATSUI AT SCULLERS

Internationally acclaimed pianist, composer & humanitarian Keiko Matsui will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, June 5th at 8:00 pm & Friday, June 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Matsui creates ground-breaking, thought provoking & inspirational new music on her new release, "Soul Quest." Keiko is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her recording career with a star-studded CD. Call for cover/minimum information.

TORONTO: STEVE KOVEN TRIO AT THE JAZ BISTRO

Canadian, Toronto-based jazz group The Steve Koven Trio, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, June 5th through 7th at 9:00 pm. Pianist Koven is joined by long time members, Anthony Michelli on drums and Rob Clutton on bass. Formed in 1993, the trio has performed world-wide, and has established themselves as one of Canada's cultural ambassadors. The band has released nine critically-acclaimed albums since their debut, Live at the Senator, in 1997. Many of their compositions have been used for national and international film and TV productions. There is a $12-$15 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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WASHINGTON, DC: SAX LEGEND PHAROAH SANDERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Possessing one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz, Pharoah Sanders moves into BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, May 5th through 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane's late ensembles of the mid-'60s Sanders' later music is guided by more graceful concerns. The hallmarks of Sanders' playing at that time were naked aggression and unrestrained passion. In the years after Coltrane's death, however, Sanders explored other, somewhat gentler and perhaps more cerebral avenues without, it should be added, sacrificing any of the intensity that defined his work as an apprentice to Coltrane. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: AB COMES BACK HOME TO ROCK DC

Aaron Abernathy, professionally known as Ab, will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Thursday, June 5th at 8:30 pm. Ab is a multi-talented musician - singer, songwriter, producer, and entertainer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ab joined the ranks of artists like Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack as a graduate from the prestigious music program at Howard University, where he sharpened his vocal abilities and musicianship. With outstanding talents as both a pianist and a vocalist, he has acted as musical director for global touring acts Black Milk and Slum Village and collaborated with Grammy-nominated artists including Jack White, The Foreign Exchange, and Eric Roberson. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: NEXT BEST THING PRESENTS: SATISFACTION

Next Best Thing Presents The International Rolling Stones Show: SATISFACTION at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, June 5th at 8:00 pm. Satisfaction is the international touring tribute show dedicated to the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band". This glamourous show has been in production and touring since 2001 with over 1600 performance dates to its credit. It is the only full time touring show of it's kind in the world. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast and costuming audiences have ever witnessed. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and supporting cast bring a colorful performance to over 50 years of classic hits. Featured in dozens of national newspapers, magazines and television ads as the greatest show ever honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy. There is a $15 cover

INDIANAPOLIS, IN: LAURA BENANTI AT THE CABARET

Celebrating the release of her brand new CD, Live at 54 Below, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, bares all in an evening filled with amusing stories, mesmerizing melodies and a dab of self-deprecating humor at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Thursday through Saturday, June 5th through 7th at 8:00 pm. This show is called 'Laura Benanti: In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention' . This kooky and sexy Broadway and TV star will feature an eclectic range of music from the Great American Songbook to popular songs of today. There is a $35-$65 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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LOS ANGELES: UNKAL BEAN AT THE GARDENIA

Unkal Bean will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, June 5th at 9:00 pm. Growing up underprivileged on the South Side of Chicago, Unkal Bean has become quite the entrepreneur, and is now the proprietor of his own thrift shop and recording studio in L.A.'s Tenderloin district, "Ofishu Tishu / Unkal Bean Entertainment." Poet, saxophonist, and fledgling author, he began rapping at the age of 10 and attracted the attention of a major music management company at the age of 11 - but he began his own independent record label, Supa Natural Productions, at the age of 18, and released his inaugural CD, Hard Times, Vol. 1, under the name "Kwansi." He released five more CD's as "Kwansi" before moving to Los Angeles in 1999, with his first official release as Unkal Bean, 7 Years in the Life, following in 2004. This performance marks his Gardenia debut. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY AT YOSHI'S

A powerhouse force in contemporary jazz, Acoustic Alchemy will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, June 5th at 8:00 pm. Guitarists Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale celebrate a remarkable two decades plus since 1987's Red Dust and Spanish Lace established the British ensemble as an ever evolving, powerhouse force in contemporary jazz. Their thousands of fans around the world may be feeling nostalgic, but the duo, while keeping their trademark acoustic guitar synergy front and center, is clearly committed to forging ahead. Carmichael explains the energy is the result of a natural chemistry he's developed with Gilderdale over the years since Gilderdale (formerly a backing guitarist with the band) became Carmichael's full partner after the passing of founding member Nick Webb in 1998 and the release that year of Positive Thinking. There is a $26-$51 cover.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: BRYAN BATT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Bryan Batt returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 3rd through 7th at 8:00 pm. Musical Director: Michael Lavine. Last year, Bryan Batt literally blew the roof off the club with his wonderful and amusing show 'Batt On A Hot Tin Roof' and he returns again with the show, which is born out of Hurricane Katrina. Broadway veteran, film star (Twelve Years a Slave) and MAD MEN star Bryan Batt grew up in New Orleans, a city that fostered his love of music and theatre. After experiencing the flooding and devastation of his hometown, he put together a one-man cabaret show paying tribute to his life there. The music from the show features Broadway and some original material written for Bryan, peppered with the comedic skills that only Mr. Batt can provide. The cabaret experience is a divine exploration through his wacky and wildly entertaining mind. 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: NIKKI LAMBORN WITH NEVER THE BRIDE

Nikki Lamborn, an intense singer with radiant charisma will bring her show "Never The Bride" to THE PHEASANTRY (152 154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT 08456 027 017 ) on Thursday, June 5th at 8:30 pm. She is magnificently accompanied by gifted pianist, Catherine Feeney. They have written, recorded and toured internationally for over 25 years with an awe inspiring who's who of music. Their song 'The Living Tree' was a hit for Dame Shirley Bassey and they masterminded her memorable Glastonbury appearance and produced her Top Ten album 'Get The Party Started'. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN: BLUES FOR BREAKFAST

Mary Foster Conklin will celebrate the Matt Dennis centennial with songs from her CD Blues for Breakfast at JAZZ AT KATANO (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119) on Wednesday, June 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Blues For Breakfast is a tribute to the late great singer, songwriter and pianist Matt Dennis (1914-2002), who was hired by Tommy Dorsey in the 1940s as an arranger/composer and later had a full career of his own playing the country's top supper clubs. His songs "Angel Eyes" and "The Night We Called It a Day" were recorded by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and countless others. This award winning recording was a culmination of three years research and has been performed on both coasts, to critical acclaim. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: AMY BETH WILLIAMS IN CRAZY TO LOVE YOU

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

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: MARISSA MULDER'S "LIVING STANDARDS" AT THE MET ROOM

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

NYC: AMY BETH WILLIAMS IN CRAZY TO LOVE YOU

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

NYC: ALICE JOHNSON BOHER: BITCH TROUBLE: STORIES ABOUT FRIENDS

Bitch Trouble: Stories About Friends, will be performed at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438)on Thursday through Saturday, June 5th through 7th at 9:30 pm. The show is an evening of giddy stories about the buck-wild highs and co-dependent lows of female friendship, written and performed by Alice Johnson Boher and directed by Rod Menzies. There is an $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RON MESA: BACK AT THE BEECHMAN

Ron Mesa returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 pm. He will perform a mix of new original songs and Oscar nominated songs from films through the years. Ron is a singer/songwriter living New York. He's been writing songs for 20 years. There is a $16 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ELISE HOLMAN: USE WHAT YOU GOT

Elise Holman returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Wednesday, June 4th at 9:30 pm, after her breakout success last year with her show "Uncharted". Her new show is 'Use What You Got'. She promises an unforgettable evening of belting, booze, and boobs! Fun, Saucy, a little risque, and definitely not for your grandmother, Elise and her band will give you a night to remember. Featuring Matt Scharfglass on bass, Jeff Roberts on drums, Jonathan Kantor on horns, and musical director Jeff Cubeta at the piano. Directed by Eric Michael Gillette. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BRITTANY DYE - DYINE TO SING

Brittany Dye brings her show 'Dying to Sing' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, June 4th at 9:30 pm. Dye is a musical theatre singer who wants just to entertain. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Brittany graduated from Millikin University in 2012 and moved the day after graduation. She has performed all over the Manhattan in piano bar and audition rooms. This is her second performance at The Metropolitan Room and her first solo show. She hopes to one day be cast-able in the musical about Bernadette Peters life and until then she'll bring side splitting entertainment to cabaret houses in her favorite city. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KATE SHINDLE MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

Kate Shindle will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 pm. Kate has stories to tell. From being crowned Miss America to tackling Broadway in Legally Blonde, Wonderland, and Cabaret, this high-belting diva has graced all kinds of stages- and built up quite animpressive book of audition songs along the way. Kate has assembled the songs she's learned but never gotten to perform, bringing her "Binder of Broken Dreams" to life on the stage. Jason Howland is at the piano for a show that will be awesomely fun ... filled with insider stories, great songs, and the kind of impressive vocal gymnastics only Kate can do! There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE SKIVVIES RETURN TO 54 BELOW

The undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, June 4th at 9:30 pm and Friday June 20th at 11:00 pm. The Skivvies don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. Award-winning singer-actors Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) became YouTube sensations as The Skivvies, with living room videos that displayed their powerful harmonies as well as their powerful abs. They also have a single and music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running With Scissors. There is a $30-40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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)


CABARET IN THE JAZZ CLUBS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: BAND OF BONES

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, June 4th features Band of Bones. Band of Bones plays swinging big band jazz with a new twist and a totally unique sound. They have great arrangements, exciting, original soloists, and their own sound. Modeled after the great group led by J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, with a hint of the Basie Band. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN: BLUES FOR BREAKFAST

Mary Foster Conklin will celebrate the Matt Dennis centennial with songs from her CD Blues for Breakfast at JAZZ AT KATANO (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119) on Wednesday, June 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Blues For Breakfast is a tribute to the late great singer, songwriter and pianist Matt Dennis (1914-2002), who was hired by Tommy Dorsey in the 1940s as an arranger/composer and later had a full career of his own playing the country's top supper clubs. His songs "Angel Eyes" and "The Night We Called It a Day" were recorded by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and countless others. This award winning recording was a culmination of three years research and has been performed on both coasts, to critical acclaim. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FREDDY COLE AT BIRDLAND

Freddy Cole will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 3rd through 7th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities. He plays piano, sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. But he has emerged from the great shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother and his timing swings a little more. His vocals - suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate - are among the most respected in jazz. Cole's career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: DIZZY GILLESPIE AFRO CUBAN EXPERIENCE

The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday & Wednesday, June 3rd & 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The group features Freddie Hendrix, trumpet & flugelhorn; Sharel Cassity, alto saxophone; Andres Boyarsky, tenor saxophone & clarinet; Abelita Mateus, piano & vocals; John Lee, bass; Tommy Campbell, drums; Roger Squitero, congas & percussion; with Machito, Jr., timbales & percussion. Dizzy Gillespie was introduced to Chano Pozo in 1947 by Mario Bauza. Both became life-long friends and Dizzy and Chano Pozo developed Afro-Cuban jazz, which became extremely successful, attracting people to dance to its unique rhythms. Gillespie's most famous contributions to Afro-Cuban music are the compositions "Manteca" and "Tin Tin Deo". There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: SARAH ELIZABETH CHARLES SEPTET CELEBRATING CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE

The Sarah Elizabeth Charles Septet will celebrate Caribbean American Heritage at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Wednesday & Thursday, June 4th & 5th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Members of the septet are Sarah Elizabeth Charles, vocals; Jesse Elder, piano; Jonathan M. Michel, bass; John Davis, drums; and special guests Godwin Louis, alto saxophone; Jacques Schwartz-Bart, tenor saxophone; and Etienne Charles II, trumpet. Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a vocalist and composer based in New York City. Charles' musical stylings are unique, and the intricacies of her art focus on both modernizing classics and composing distinctive originals. Besides being a member of Manner Effect and The Enoch Smith Jr. Trio, Charles leads the S.E. Charles Quartet, which released its debut record, Red, to sold-out sets at Dizzy's in September 2012. This will be the first time that the S.E.Charles Quartet will be presenting material as the S.E.Charles Septet with special guests Etienne Charles, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, and Godwin Louis. To celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Charles and her band will be playing unique arrangements of Haitian Folkloric music, original material, and additional musical contributions from this amazing band. There is a $35 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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MADISON, NJ: CATHERINE DUPUIS AT SHANGHAI JAZZ

Catherine Dupuis, with with Russ Kassoff, piano, will perform at SHANGHAI JAZZ (24 Main Street, Madison, NJ - 973-822-2899) on Wednesday, June 4th with 2 sets starting at 7:00 pm. She will be celebrating Frank Sinatra and the Great American Songbook. From Cole Porter to Sting, Catherine's eclectic taste in musical material often finds her performing a broad spectrum of music. Her repertoire includes jazz standards and American Popular Songs, as well as fresh, contemporary compositions (by David Cantor (Dave's True Story), Deirdre Broderick, Bill Mays, Mark Murphy and Russ Kassoff). Catherine sings regularly with the Russ Kassoff Big Band, an ensemble that features the best musicians from the Broadway pits and on the New York jazz scene. Call for cover/minimum information.


BOSTON: THE JEFF BALLARD TRIO AT SCULLERS

The The Jeff Ballard Trio with Lionel Loueke & Miguel Zenon will celebrate the release of their new CD "Time's Tales" at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, June 4th at 8:00 pm. For several decades Jeff Ballard has been the first call drummer for a host of contemporary jazz's biggest names, notably pianist Brad Mehldau, with whom Ballard has played since 2005. Of late, however, Ballard has gone it alone. Ballard's trio draws liberally from influences across time and geographical space. The exotic, beguilingly fused sounds, however, are much more than the sum of the trio's diverse backgrounds, which inevitably impart African, South and North American colors to the mix. Call for cover/minimum information.


BOSTON: AVERY*SUNSHINE AT THE REGATTABAR

You can experience "the church of Avery*Sunshine" at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:30 pm. With her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content, the singer-songwriter can't help spilling the truth in her music. She knows the best route sometimes is the direct one. No detours. So listeners won't have to "get on her level." She's already on theirs. This candid philosophy fits perfectly in a social-media-driven world that's forced even the most secretive entertainers to open up. While much of it seems staged (is everyone that perfect?), Avery's always been frank - the girlfriend and single mother of two who'll offer not just real, but relevant talk. There is a $20 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: MIKE POPE "CD RELEASE PARTY AT BLUES ALLEY

Bassist and composer Mike Pope celebrates the release of his latest CD at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, May 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. He is joined by Joe Locke (Vibes), Eldar Djangirov (Piano) & Seamus Blake (Drums). Pope builds significant musical, personal and spiritual bridges between the past, present and future with his third release, Cold Truth, Warm Heart. The new album shows him to be a visionary composer, arranger and bandleader. The 2014 offering is the first in a decade and establishes a new threshold of leadership for the virtuoso acoustic and electric bassist who has toured extensively with Chick Corea, David Sanborn, Al DiMeola and Bill Bruford, and more recently, Joe Locke and Eldar Djangirov. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ PRESENTS ZOE

The multitalented group of musicians known as ZOE (pronounced zo-AY) will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, June 4th ay 7:30 pm. Since they burst onto the smooth jazz scene cradled deep in the heart of Philadelphia, listeners have been captivated by their soulful sound fueled by smooth funk, R&B and pure entertainment. The group includes Reggie Harris (saxophone), Cleveland Belin Jr. (keyboards), David Ferebee (drums), H. Maurice Fonville (bass), and Bolivar Guadalupe (percussion). This band of 'brothers', unified by optimum musicianship and sheer talent has poured their strength and soul into their latest compilation entitled "Unstoppable". The feel good, high spirited, groovy and refreshing music of their CD reflects the best passion and joys of life.

CHICAGO: EMILY BERGL IN TIL I GET IT RIGHT AT DAVENPORT'S

Broadway and TV Star Emily Bergl will perform for one night only at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) 0n Wednesday, June 4th at 8:00 pm. Til I Get It Right is directed by Sarna Lapine (War Horse, Sondheim on Sondheim) and will be accompanied by musical director Jonathan Mastro (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Our Town). Bergl is best known for standout roles on Shameless and Desperate Housewives, as well as last year's Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and the Public Theater's The Comedy of Errors. In 2011 she burst on the cabaret scene with her hit show Kidding On The Square at the Algonquin Oak Room. Now, her hilarious and revealing new show Til I Get It Right looks at what happens when we don't find love, or even more frightening, what happens when we do. Bergl uses her signature style of nouveau cabaret to blend musical genres, from jazz standards and musical theater favorites to unique takes on pop hits, exploring just how seductive making bad decisions can be. As she takes on a fresh, droll and raw array of characters, Bergl explores the whimsy and resilience inherent in a modern girl's search for love. Don't miss the premier of this thrilling show where the likes of Irving Berlin, Blondie, and Britney all share the same bill. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


LOS ANGELES: MARY BOND DAVIS AT THE GARDENIA

Mary Bond Davis returns to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesday, June 4th at 9:00 pm. The Gardenia is where she made her last nightclub appearance over 20 years ago - before appearing as "Miss Mamie" in the original Broadway production of Jelly's Last Jam. She also originated the role "Motormouth Maybelle" in Hairspray on Broadway. Her Broadway-quality voice is a given, but her delicious humor and infectious enthusiasm are the CrackerJack prize. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: KSAN JIVE 95 REUNION CONCERT AT YOSHI'S

The KSAN JIVE 95 REUNION CONCERT, a benefit for the CA Historical Radio Society & Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame, will be held at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, June 4th at 8:00 pm. The Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame, (BARHOF), is pleased to announce the selection of KSAN Jive 95 as the BARHOF Legendary Station for 2014. KSAN is the first Legendary FM station. The period from 1968 through 1978 fueled the flames of creative freedom on the airwaves and produced some of the most incredible, inspiring, outrageous radio ever broadcast. Tom Donahue led a motley crew of radio pioneers who brought a new sound to the airways. Free form radio, long cuts, new artists and no holds barred commentary. KSAN Jive 95 proudly joins, KCBS, KGO, KFRC, KNBR and KSFO as the newest Legendary Station in the BARHOF. To celebrate the station's induction into the prestigious radio group, a KSAN Jive 95 Reunion Concert will feature be Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country Joe McDonald, Cold Blood with Lydia Pense and special guest Rick Stevens, the Imperial Messenger Service with special guests, and others to be announced. KSAN played an important part in making these groups famous by featuring their music. There is a $49 cover.

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LONDON: BRYAN BATT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Bryan Batt returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 3rd through 7th at 8:00 pm. Musical Director: Michael Lavine. Last year, Bryan Batt literally blew the roof off the club with his wonderful and amusing show 'Batt On A Hot Tin Roof' and he returns again with the show, which is born out of Hurricane Katrina. Broadway veteran, film star (Twelve Years a Slave) and MAD MEN star Bryan Batt grew up in New Orleans, a city that fostered his love of music and theatre. After experiencing the flooding and devastation of his hometown, he put together a one-man cabaret show paying tribute to his life there. The music from the show features Broadway and some original material written for Bryan, peppered with the comedic skills that only Mr. Batt can provide. The cabaret experience is a divine exploration through his wacky and wildly entertaining mind. Call for cover/minimum information

LONDON: CHARLOTTE RAYNSFORD AT THE PHEASANTRY

Charlotte Raynsford will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Wednesday, June 4th at 8:30 pm. She is joined by Francis Ovie (Keyboards), Junior Alli-Balogun (Percussion), David 'Soj' Ijaduola (Percussion). Raynsford is a songwriter and vocalist from south London. Her voice is remarkably soulful and, fused with her jazz/ blues-inspired writing style, makes for captivating performances. Since 2011 Charlotte has been performing with Francis Ovie (keyboards/arranger) after they met while studying at The London Centre of Contemporary Music. Call for cover/minimum information.

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

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NYC: DESTINATIONS & DETOURS WITH TERESA FISCHER
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER


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

NYC: LAUREN STANFORD PREMIERES "I'M A STRANGER HERE MYSELF"

Lauren Stanford, winner of the 2013 MetroStar Talent Challenge, headlines at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with her show "I'm a Stranger Here Myself" with performances on Tuesday, June 3rd; Sunday, June 15th; Friday, July 18th; and Friday, August 1st, all shows at 7:00 pm. Opening for Stanford will be her MetroStar co-finalists Jason Morris (first runner-up) and Stephen Mitchell Brown, who will perform short sets on alternating nights. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett, "I'm a Stranger Here Myself" explores the enduring lure of New York City for women from the heartland. Music director Mike Pettry on piano leads a 3-person combo that includes Jacob Silver on bass, and Jonathan Kantor on reeds. Kathleen Stuart is the guest vocalist. 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: SPRING FEVER: AN EVENING WITH TREBLE

Treble, New York City's longest-running contemporary a cappella group, makes their debut at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:30 pm. Featuring a dozen talented women, the show, Spring Fever: An Evening With Treble, is an evening of fresh tunes guaranteed to put a spring in your step! There is no cover just a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, June 3rd & Wednesday, June 11th at 8:00 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


NYC: GUITAR LEGEND AL CAIOLA HONORED AT CUTTING ROOM

The Cutting Room and Frank Vignola are pleased to announce a very special evening featuring the 94 year old guitar legend Al Caiola accompanied by Frank's duo guitar partner Vinny Raniolo and a very special surprise guest. The show will be performed at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:39 pm. This one night only event is a rare opportunity to see one of the all-time legends of the guitar Mr. Al Caiola. Born Alexander Emil Caiola, September 7, 1920, in Jersey City, New Jersey his ability as a guitarist to play in many styles; jazz, country, rock, western, and pop made him an in-demand session player in the busy recording scene centered in New York City during the 1950s and 60s. As a sideman and a leader he's appeared on over 50 albums and has worked with some of the biggest stars in the business including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Percy Faith, Buddy Holly, Mitch Miller, and Tony Bennett to name a few. His guitar work is heard not only on many pop hits of the day, but many TV and film soundtracks too: The Magnificent Seven, From Russia with Love, Bonanza, The Ballad of Paladin, The Rebel and Gunslinger being some of the more notable ones from that era. Still active into his 9th decade he tours on a regular basis with pop vocal legend Steve Lawrence. There is a $25 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KELLI RABKE WITH 'NO PLACE LIKE HOME'

Kelli Rabke makes her NYC cabaret debut with No Place Like Home at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm. No Place Like Home is a dynamic show that focuses on the songs and roles that have shaped Kelli's career thus far. Her showbiz story is a true fairytale - from her role as Dorothy in Paper Mill's Wizard of Oz to Andrew Lloyd Webber choosing her to star in the revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - and her cabaret debut reveals the stories behind the story. Kelli went on to play Eponine in Les Miserables on Broadway and originate the song "Stranger to the Rain" in the premiere of Children of Eden. Weaving together beloved songs from the worlds of musical theatre and pop, Kelli travels from Broadway star to mom and back again proving there really is no place like home. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HINTON BATTLE: SOMETHING NEW CD RELEASE CONCERT

The highly anticipated release concert for Hinton Battle: Something New, the three-time Tony award-winner's new CD, will take place at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, June 3rd at 9:30 pm. With his unique take on classic tunes, Battle pays tribute to the genius of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis and honors the memory of some of his dance contemporaries and the legendary tap dancers that have influenced his career. In an evening that highlights Battle's vocal versatility, he will be joined by Lee Pearson on drums, Terry Brewer on piano, and tap masters Maud Arnold and Derrick Grant. Battle is one of the most beloved and renowned Broadway performers. His impressive list of credits include his Broadway debut in The Wiz, as the Scarecrow, at the ripe old age of 15; Fosse's Dancin', Dreamgirls, Sophisticated Ladies, Chicago (as Billy Flynn), Ragtime (as Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Miss Saigon and The Tap Dance Kid. He is a singer, dancer, choreographer, producer and director, who knows no boundaries. Hinton is the recipient of numerous awards honoring his versatility as an entertainer, among them the NAACP Image Awards, Fred Astaire Awards, Ira Aldridge Awards, the Choreographer Media Honors, Planet Connection Award, Midtown International Theatre Festival Award, the 2012 Champion of the Arts Award from Big Boi's "Antwan Patten" Big Kidz Foundation, and the Amas 2014 Rosie Award for lifetime achievement in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments in the theatrical arts. There is a $25-$35-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: YIANNI PAPADIMOS AT 54 BELOW

Performer, playwright, and lyricist Yianni Papadimos will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Tuesday, June 3rd at 11:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Series. Papadimos brings you an evening of music from his recently produced The Cobalteans, MARIE, and All Ameriken, as well as several songs that have never been heard before. Yianni's writing centers on the struggles of the millennial generation within the American family. Through his characters and lyrics, he aims to explore how the early-twenties are depicted in musical theatre. Produced by Bridin Clements. Featuring: F. Michael Haynie, Monet Julia Sabel, Matthew Stocke, PJ Adzima, Peyton Bristol, Ben Chavez, Adrienne Eller and Ruthy Froch. There is a $10 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


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: FREDDY COLE AT BIRDLAND

Freddy Cole will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 3rd through 7th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities. He plays piano, sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. But he has emerged from the great shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother and his timing swings a little more. His vocals - suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate - are among the most respected in jazz. Cole's career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: DIZZY GILLESPIE AFRO CUBAN EXPERIENCE

The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday & Wednesday, June 3rd & 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The group features Freddie Hendrix, trumpet & flugelhorn; Sharel Cassity, alto saxophone; Andres Boyarsky, tenor saxophone & clarinet; Abelita Mateus, piano & vocals; John Lee, bass; Tommy Campbell, drums; Roger Squitero, congas & percussion; with Machito, Jr., timbales & percussion. Dizzy Gillespie was introduced to Chano Pozo in 1947 by Mario Bauza. Both became life-long friends and Dizzy and Chano Pozo developed Afro-Cuban jazz, which became extremely successful, attracting people to dance to its unique rhythms. Gillespie's most famous contributions to Afro-Cuban music are the compositions "Manteca" and "Tin Tin Deo". There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: ALEXIS CUADRADO GROUP - A LORCA SOUNDSCAPE

The Alexis Cuadrado Group presents A Lorca Soundscape at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday, June 3rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The group features Alexis Cuadrado, bass; Claudia Acuna, vocals; Yosvany Terry, saxophone & chekere; Robert Rodriguez, piano; and Mark Ferber, drums. Barcelona-born Alexis Cuadrado is one of the most sought after musicians in New York. Cuadrado has released five albums as bassist and bandleader, including 2013's A Lorca Soundscape, which was critically acclaimed by DownBeat magazine and The New York Times. As a sideman, Cuadrado is equally distinguished, having performed with top musicians like Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, and GRAMMY Award-winner Angelique Kidjo. Cuadrado's output as a composer has peaked in recent years, showcasing a distinctive voice that combines improvisation with through-composed music and draws on jazz, experimental, and flamenco influences. There is a $35 cover.


BOSTON: THE REGATTABAR PRESENTS BANDA MAGDA

Led by greek-born singer, accordionist, film scorer and composer Magda Giannikou and Banda Magda, will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:30 pm. Banda Magda, featuring Magda Giannikou, Accordion/Voice; Mika Mimura, Vibraphone; Ignacio Hernandez, Guitars; Bareket Acoustic, Bass; James Shipp, Percussion; Marcelo Woloski, Percussion; Jordan Perlson, Drums, moves from baiao to jazz manouche, from Greek dance rhythms to samba beats. Their songs, sung in French (with forays into six other languages), hearken back to the golden age of Brazilian bossa, the best of cinematic arranging, and the lush chic of vintage French pop, all while drawing on the band's global background. Trained in film scoring at Berklee, Giannikou's film music finesse has won her awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to Louis CK (she sang a duet with CK for the comedian's TV show). Live, Banda Magda bursts with humor and quirky sensibility, powered by a unflagging energy. The New York-based group unites an Esquivel-loving vibes player from Japan; an Argentinean jazz guitarist, a Nagasaki-born percussionist with contemporary classical cred; a hand drummer with every South American rhythm at his fingertips; and a rock-solid Greek multi-instrumentalist/ bassist, all led by the sweet-voiced Giannikou. Together, these close musical friends turn Giannikou's songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, as well discerning venues like Joe's Pub, Celebrate Brooklyn, Millenium Stage-Kennedy Center, The Jefferson Center and more. There is a $16 cover.


TORONTO: HILL-NISSEN-CHALMERS TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Hill-Nissen-Chalmers Trio (James Hill - piano, Soren Nissen - bass and Matthew Chalmers - drums) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, June 3rd at 8:00 pm. The trio will explore the innumerable ramifications and directions in which jazz can be taken, all within the confines of traditional jazz repertoire. All three members of the Hill-Nissen-Chalmers Trio possess a uniquely different compositional and artistic voice. The amalgamation of these voices produces wonderfully melodic, rhythmic and playful results! There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: MARK KAZAKEVICH

Toronto based pianist Mark Kazakevich will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Mark, who plays in a variety of styles, but prefers playing Traditional Swing and Bebop with a subtle modern touch. Coming from a classical background, Mark began focusing his attention on jazz and has continued with it ever since. He has played in various combos and bands, including the JazzFM.91 Youth Big Band, Hart House Jazz Ensemble, and various combos at Humber College. Currently at the University of Toronto, Mark enjoys playing in venues around the city and elsewhere with his friends and fellow musicians, experimenting with genres such as Latin Jazz and other World music. No cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: JEFF BALLARD TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY

The Jeff Ballard Trio featuring Jeff Ballard (Drums), Lionel Loueke (Guitar) & Miguel Zenon (Sax) will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thuesday, June 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ballard was born in Newport Beach, CA. He is a drummer who "paints with rhythm and sound". There is a wide world of influences in his approach to playing the drums. Sounds, Silences, Spaces, and Gravities prevail. After playing with Ray Charles, he came to New York in 1990. He began playing with: Buddy Montgomery, Lou Donaldson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Avishai Cohen, Jason Lindner, Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Mike Stern, Ben Allison, etc. A few years later he started to play regularly with Danilo Perez in 1998, later in Chick Corea's bands Origin and The New Trio; Joshua Redman's Elastic Band; the collective group FLY; and recently with The Brad Mehldau Trio. As of 2012 he has joined the San Francisco Jazz Collective. He has recorded with almost all of the musicians listed above. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: PABLO CRUISE AT BETHESDA BLUES

The band, Pablo Cruise, will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Tuesday, June 3rd at 8:00 pm. In 1975 Pablo Cruise released its first A&M album simply entitled Pablo Cruise. At that point there was a bit of a mystique as to who Pablo Cruise really was. The band, David Jenkins (guitars & vocals), Cory Lerios (keyboards & vocals), Steve Price (drums) & Bud Cockrell (bass & vocals) present honest, real, down to earth vocals, accompanied by fun yet elegant, infectious grooves. To hear Pablo Cruise on record is one thing, but to experience the band live is an exhilarating event. There is a $30 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND - CELEBRATING BUDDY RICH AND LOUIS BELLSON

The Tommy Igoe Big Band celebrates Ray Charles Night on Tuesday, June 3rd at 8:00 pm at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600). Tommy's sticks will be on fire as two drum giants, Buddy Rich & Louis Bellson, have their music celebrated. Watch TIBB hold court and give a fresh perspective on some beloved classics. 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: BRYAN BATT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Bryan Batt returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 3rd through 7th at 8:00 pm. Musical Director: Michael Lavine. Last year, Bryan Batt literally blew the roof off the club with his wonderful and amusing show 'Batt On A Hot Tin Roof' and he returns again with the show, which is born out of Hurricane Katrina. Broadway veteran, film star (Twelve Years a Slave) and MAD MEN star Bryan Batt grew up in New Orleans, a city that fostered his love of music and theatre. After experiencing the flooding and devastation of his hometown, he put together a one-man cabaret show paying tribute to his life there. The music from the show features Broadway and some original material written for Bryan, peppered with the comedic skills that only Mr. Batt can provide. The cabaret experience is a divine exploration through his wacky and wildly entertaining mind. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: DAVID FOREST: 'PLAYING WITH MYSELF'

Paul L Martin Presents David Forest with his show 'Playing With Myself' at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, June 3rd at 8:30 pm. David Forest introduces and performs his own songs, including hit numbers My Favourite Bus Driver, Lovely Young Men in My Flat and Playing with Myself. David Forest is a singer songwriter and a versatile character actor with extensive experience in film and TV. Playing with Myself is his sixth one-man show. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS SALUTE THE TONY AWARD WINNERS

Jamie deRoy & friends returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm wich a gala salute to the Tony Awards. She has lined up a slew of past Tony Award winners to appear in the show - Richard Maltby, Jr (Ain't Misbehavin'), Jennifer Barnhart and Rick Lyon (Avenue Q), Jay Johnson (The Two and Only), Adriane Lenox (Doubt), and Karen Ziemba (Contact). The show is directed by Barry Kleinbort. Musical Director is Ron Abel. Jamie tapes all of the "& friends" events for use in her Lamie deRoy & friends cable TV show, which is broadcast every other sunday at 7:30 pm on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (Time Warner 56/RCN 83 and Verizon/FIOS channel 34). In addition to cabaret and TV, Jamie is also a very active producer on Broadway, including several Tony-winning shows. There is a $30 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: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS SALUTE THE TONY AWARD WINNERS

Jamie deRoy & friends returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm wich a gala salute to the Tony Awards. She has lined up a slew of past Tony Award winners to appear in the show - Richard Maltby, Jr (Ain't Misbehavin'), Jennifer Barnhart and Rick Lyon (Avenue Q), Jay Johnson (The Two and Only), Adriane Lenox (Doubt), and Karen Ziemba (Contact). The show is directed by Barry Kleinbort. Musical Director is Ron Abel. Jamie tapes all of the "& friends" events for use in her Lamie deRoy & friends cable TV show, which is broadcast every other sunday at 7:30 pm on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (Time Warner 56/RCN 83 and Verizon/FIOS channel 34). In addition to cabaret and TV, Jamie is also a very active producer on Broadway, including several Tony-winning shows. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SINGER/SONGWRITER TIM DI PASQUA RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA


Award-winning OUT Singer/ Songwriter/ Pianist Tim Di Pasqua continues his songbook concert series with a brand new show at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Monday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm. Tim effortlessly weaves his own unique style thoughout all genres of music, from pop to country and from jazz to Broadway, and delivers a fantastic sixty minute set of music that will leave you wanting to hear more. Tim will perform original classics from his albums 'Monster Under These Conditions' and 'Purpose Of Love - A Tim Di Pasqua Songbook' Volumes One and Two. In addition, he will present selections from his musical revue 'Notes On New York - The Musicalized Observations of Tim Di Pasqua', as well as brand new songs from his upcoming musical 'An Apartment On The Upper West Side'. As well as new and unrecorded pop songs from his catalog. Tim is the recipient of the New York Nightlife Award and four Back Stage Bistro awards including Outstanding Singer/ Instrumentalist and Outstanding Song of the Year. Joining Tim once again will be Matt Scharfglass on bass. There is a $15 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: SING IN THE SPRING - SEAN MAHONY

Sean Mahony, vocalist, pianist, composer and arranger, will bring his show "Sing In The Spring" to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm. He will be performing the Masters of the Great American Songbook, interpreted for your springtime enjoyment, as the birds return to nest and the flowers emerge from winter. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE SAL RICHARDS SHOW AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

The Sal Richards Show will be performed at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, June 2nd at 9:30 pm. Known as "Mr. Laughs," Sal Richards is an accomplished comedian and actor with a long lasting entertainment career. With this career came critical acclaim and many significant honors, including being voted the "Entertainment Industry's Hot Comic" by the prestigious New York Friars Club and "Entertainer of the Year in Atlantic City." Sal is no stranger to Atlantic City as he has headlined every major venue in AC over the past 15 years. He has also appeared In Las Vegas, and many venues across the country. Sal's documentary about his life "Mr. Laughs, A Look behind the Curtain" won six awards for Best Documentary in film festivals around the country. His autobiography "Behind the Laughter, Hidden Tears" was also acclaimed by critics. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LINDA MILLER'S LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC

Singer, actress, comic and impersonator Linda Miller will present her show "Legendary Ladies Of Music" at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Monday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm. Linda has made several appearances on Law & Order, As the World Turns, Hope & Faith and recently playing Ronni Spector with Al Pacino in David Mamets HBO Film "Spector." Linda is a Chameleon Celebrity Impersonator who has performed for three United States Presidents, theaters in over 10 countries and repeat performances at New York's Rainbow Room dazzling audiences everywhere she goes with her amazing vocal and physical versatility. Featuring performances by Emcee Justin Hart and his gorgeous Vegas Dancers, Linda will take you on a journey celebrating and honoring six wonderful musical ladies of history and now. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: 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: ALWAYS FOR DANIEL: A BENEFIT CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF DANIEL JAMES MCCLUNG

A celebration to honor the life of young playwright Daniel James McClung, featuring the music of Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald, re-imagined will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm. Created by Daniel's friend, Michael Zahler (... Spelling Bee, The Boy in the Bathroom), with a band led by Broadway Music Director Will Van Dyke (Kinky Boots, Addams Family, Wicked), and featuring some of the brightest talent from Broadway and the New York stage, the evening will benefit Muhlenberg College Theatre and Dance, where a scholarship will be established in Daniel's name. Performers include Rory O'Malley, Julia Murney, Jenni Barber, Chelsea Packard, Jason Michael Snow, Tamika Sonja Lawrence, Alysha Umphress, Joelle Lurie, Michael Zahler, The Skivvies and more. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JUSTIN GUARINI: LOVESICK AT 54 BELOW

Justin Guarini, currently starring on Broadway as Fiyero in Wicked, brings his show 'Lovesick' to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, June 2nd at 9:30 pm. Guarini has also appeared on Broadway in American Idiot, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Romeo and Juliet. This is Guarini's 54 Below debut. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, the show is his tribute to all the horrifying places love has taken him - from a Catholic School closet in Doylestown, PA to the revolving hotel rooms at American Idol, and ultimately, to Broadway. With a seven-piece band, back up vocalists Nikka Graff Lanzarone & Shayla Benoit and music from Burt Bacharach to Beck to Mika, 'Lovesick' promises to be an evening of raucous and revealing storytelling - and a full-on party. 'Justin Guarini: Lovesick' was developed at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: JANE MONHEIT SINGS IRVING BERLIN AT BIRDLAND

The Broadway at Birdland concert series jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with a concert of Irving Berlin material on Monday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm. She will be backed by an extraordinary trio, led by arranger/ bass player Mary Ann McSweeney. Teaming up for a third time with a dynamic band and vocal accompanists, gifted jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will sing an upbeat portfolio of Irving Berlin classics to new arrangements by bassist Mary Ann McSweeney. After two successful gigs performing the swinging version of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" this is just another opportunity to delve into the amazing compositions of Irving Berlin with a twist. Monheit's stellar backup band for the evening will be Mary Ann McSweeney (bassist, arranger), Jim Ridl (pianist),and Alvester Garnett (drums). Grammy Award-nominated Jane Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins. Monheit is touring in support ofher album The Heart of the Matter, which she says is an especially satisfying collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer Gil Goldstein, who has previously worked with such giants as Wayne Shorter, Gil Evans, and Pat Metheny. The pair first joined forces for part of Monheit's 2009 album The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Me. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: ALBARE

ALBARE is the nom de guerre of Albert Dadon, and he will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, June 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. ALBARE is a virtuoso jazz guitarist with a strong melodic sense and a wealth of global influences. Born in Morocco and raised in Israel and France, Albare first worked as a musician in France, before emigrating to Australia at the age of 27. He is not only well known as a jazz musician but has maintained a highly successful career as one of Australia's most prominent musician entrepreneurs. He is undoubtedly a major force in Australian jazz, having directed the Melbourne Jazz Festival for many years and as chairman of the Australian Jazz Awards. In 2008 he received the Order of Australia for his service to the Arts and Business. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. There is a $10-$20 cover.

NYC: JUILLIARD SCHOOL ENSEMBLE AT DIZZY'S

Juilliard School Ensemble will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, June 2nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy at Dizzy's. The Juilliard School Jazz Ensemble features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. The ensemble has also performed at noted venues such as the Blue Note and Alice Tully Hall. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz's bright future. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

WASHINGTON, DC: MARCUS YOUNG AT BLUES ALLEY

Marcus Young will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, June 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. "Baptized" in music before he was born, Mr. Young experienced the sound of music at an early age. He was raised in an environment surrounded by music under the influence of his father, Steven Young, a music teacher and an accomplished musician. It's not surprise that Marcus is a master at playing multiple instruments. Marcus is playing out what he was born to do - deliver pure soulful melodic and inspirational songs infused with jazz rhythms, "Groove Jazz" as Marcus calls it. He's young, he's fresh, he's talented and stands at the threshold of becoming a musical icon. His invasion in the music industry has already begun. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRAANCISCO: THE GERALD BECKETT QUINTET - CD RELEASE

Flautist Gerald Beckett will celebrate the release of his new CD, "The Messenger" (Summit Records), on Monday, June 2nd at 8:00 pm at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600). Beckett was born in Beaumont, TX, and started playing alto saxophone at the age of 11. As a freshman at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas he switched to playing the flute. During his years as an undergraduate at UNT he played with various local bands. Mindful of how unpredictable making a living as a musician could be, he studied business and received his BBA in Administrative Management. Gerald has played in several venues in San Francisco either as a leader or as a sideman, such as, Rassales Jazz Club, Sheba's Lounge, Anna's Jazz Island, San Francisco State University, The Fillmore Jazz Festival, The Showroom, The Elbo Room, OZ lounge, 57th Street Gallery, and Yoshi's Lounge. In New York at Temple M and The Bass Line. In France Eaubonne Jazz festival (Eaubonne), Gebelin Musique Store (Marseille), Caminito (Paris), and Swan Bar (Paris). There is a $15 cover.


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LONDON: TINA MAY AT THE CRAZY COQS

The British jazz, cabaret and recording artiste Tina May appears with Nikki Iles to present DIVAS at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, June 2nd at 8:00 pm. They have prepared a programme of beautiful songs reflecting the journeys of both singers and songwriters alike. Tina conjures the atmosphere of every song - be it the Left Bank of Piaf's Paris or a club date in New York City with Peggy Lee - with songs by composers such as Michel Legrand, Bernstein, Phil Springer/Y.Harburg, Arlen, Ellington. Tina has been singing and recording with Nikki Iles since 1996; their recent duo album Change of Sky received great press internationally. Tina grew up, greatly influenced by her parents' jazz record collection, containing such illustrious composers and artistes as Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. Tina has now recorded numerous CDs of her own, as a leader, and has also recorded and performed Ellington's 'Sacred Music' with the Stan Tracey Orchestra and been a featured guest on many other recordings from jazz and soul to fusion. In her early teens, Tina performed with the Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra, before entering the University of Wales, Cardiff, where she performed with jazz musicians on the South Wales jazz scene. While studying in Paris, Tina met and performed with such legends as Kenny Clarke and Roger Guerin. She continues to apear regularly in Paris, as well as at prestigious jazz clubs, concert venues and festivals throughout the world. Call for cover/minimum information.


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