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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
JUNE 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR JUNE 16, 2014 THROUGH JUNE 22, 2014


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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.

NEW YORK STATE: FORT SALEM THEATER INAUGURATES ITS SUMMER SEASON WITH YESTON & KOPIT'S PHANTOM

The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) is delighted to open its summer Mainstage season with the Rose Center Theater production of Tony winners Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston's romantic musical, Phantom, running one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm. Fort Salem's Phantom is directed by part-time Salem resident Tim Nelson, artistic director at The Rose Center Theater in Westminster, California. Shortly after winning their Tony Award for Nine, Best Musical of 1982, librettist Arthur Kopit and songwriter Maury Yeston adapted Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, Phantom of the Opera, into a Broadway-style musical. Just as their producers set out to announce plans for a Broadway opening, they were ambushed by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, fresh and financially fortified by the success of Cats, who produced his own version, Phantom of the Opera, first in London and then in New York. Kopit and Yeston lost both their investors and their interest in the project until Kopit turned the show, without songs, into a four-part miniseries for NBC. Call for cover/minimum information.


NEW HOPE, PA: ASTAIRE AND ROGERS: CHEEK TO CHEEK WITH STEVE ROSS & KAREN OBERLIN

Karen Oberlin and Steve Ross, two award-winning cabaret and concert performers, join forces in a new show entitled Astaire and Rogers: Cheek to Cheek at THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Sunday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm. Before coming together in this tour de force performance, Mr. Ross toasted Fred Astaire and Ms. Oberlin gave tribute to Ginger Rogers in I Won't Dance: The Songs of Fred Astaire (York Theater) and the Ginger Rogers centennial celebration, respectively. Now, Fred has found his modern-day Ginger in this new concert celebrating the most beloved duo in celluloid history. Mr. Ross and Ms. Oberlin will include duets and solos from Fred and Ginger's ten films together, with songs from Golden Age masters Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, and others. These masterful performers will bring to life such hits as "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "The Way You Look Tonight," as well as Ginger's "We're In the Money" and "Embraceable You," and Fred's "Night and Day" and "Something's Gotta Give." Karen Oberlin and Steve Ross's Astaire and Rogers: CHEEK TO CHEEK evokes the style, smarts and sass that have kept Fred and Ginger known and loved throughout the 20th century, 21st century, and beyond. There is a $30-$45 cover.

BETHESDA, MD: SUNDAY BRUNCH: JOAN CROWE & THE CHARLIE BARNETT TRIO

Sunday Brunch at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Sunday, June 22nd will feature Joan Crowe & The Charlie Barnett Trio, There are seatings at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. A versatile singer, Joan Crowe's commanding voice and offbeat wit marks her as a one-of-a-kind performer. With an extensive repertoire, Joan understands the benefits of diversification. Besides her Jazz quartet, she leads 2 other bands: Jesters Of Jive, a Jump Jive Swing band, complete with zoot suits and fedoras, and High Society Rhythm, a popular NY dance band, that recently played with James Taylor. With a worldwide audience, her award winning podcast filmed at Birdland focuses on the lighter side of jazz and earned her the MAC Award for Musical Comedy. $17.50 - $35.00 cover.

PALM SPRINGS, CA: CHRISTINE DEAVER COMES TO JOSLYN CENTER

Singer/actor Christine Deaver brings a new one-woman musical cabaret-style concert entitled "Showgirl" to THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm. "Showgirl" is a zany mix of music from several genres with a splash of audience participation and improvisation. Joining her, as her musical director and pianist, will be David Duvall. Christine and David first met in Seattle when she was one of the stars of the popular performance art theatrical extravaganza "Teatro ZinZanni". She later joined the shows San Francisco cast playing to packed houses for a ten-year run. The show was a three-hour performance that was a blend of circus, comedy, music, and cabaret, served up with a five coarse dinner with high demand tickets sold months in advance. Christine is currently living and working in Los Angeles and may be seen co-starring on prime time television shows, and even more often as the voiceover artist for commercials and a variety of cartoon characters. There is an $11 cover, cash only, at the door.

LOS ANGELES: 'S WONDERFUL! SANDY SINGS IRA GERSHWIN

Singer/ actor Sandy Bainum returns to STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700) on Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm with 'S Wonderful! Sandy Sings Ira Gershwin. The show will feature classic tunes including: "The Man That Got Away," "By Strauss," "I've Got Rhythm," "Fascinatin' Rhythm," "How Long Has This Been Going On," and, of course, "'S Wonderful." Sandy will be joined on stage by a top-notch band led by her award-winning musical director Lanny Meyers. There is no cover, just a $10 food/drink minimum.


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: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: THE FABIAN ALZAMAN TRIO

The Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents the Fabian Alzaman Trio featuring Camila Meza at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 - ) on Sunday, June 22nd as part of their Sunday Brunch Series, with seatings at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Fabian Almazan picks up where he left off on his acclaimed 2011 debut, Personalities. The pianist-composer has garnered international visibility for his work with Terence Blanchard since 2007, There is a $35 cover. **Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**

BETHESDA, MD: SUNDAY BRUNCH: JOAN CROWE & THE CHARLIE BARNETT TRIO

Sunday Brunch at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Sunday, June 22nd will feature Joan Crowe & The Charlie Barnett Trio, There are seatings at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. A versatile singer, Joan Crowe's commanding voice and offbeat wit marks her as a one-of-a-kind performer. With an extensive repertoire, Joan understands the benefits of diversification. Besides her Jazz quartet, she leads 2 other bands: Jesters Of Jive, a Jump Jive Swing band, complete with zoot suits and fedoras, and High Society Rhythm, a popular NY dance band, that recently played with James Taylor. With a worldwide audience, her award winning podcast filmed at Birdland focuses on the lighter side of jazz and earned her the MAC Award for Musical Comedy. $17.50 - $35.00 cover.

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


NYC: FLY UP! WITH JOSHUA DIXON

Joshua Dixon, after thrilling audiences in Scott Evan Davis' PICTURE PERFECT, returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm in his solo cabaret debut, FLY UP! Featuring songs by Rogers & Hammerstein, Bastille, Andrew Lippa, & Stephen Sondheim and others, the show will explore his trials, tribulations, and triumphs of growing up Mormon, or in fact, simply growing up. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE BITCHY WAITER BLOG, LIVE!

After five years of blogging about life in the food service industry, the very popular Bitchy Waiter blog comes to life on the stage of THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm. There will be story-telling, songs and a door prize. The Bitchy Waiter has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The Dr. Phil Show, Huffington Post Live and has been a featured writer for CNN''s Eatocracy. Anyone who has ever waited tables or worked in the customer service world will understand what all the bitching is about. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NATHAN LEE GRAHAM - PERFECTLY PORTER!

The multi-talented Nathan Lee Graham of stage, screen and film is very excited to debut Perfectly Porter! at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, January 22nd at 9:30 pm. Mr. Graham explores the clever and classy music of Cole Porter. The effervescent, the bon vivant, the timeless. We invite you too come do hear the beat, beat, beat of the tom tom when the jungle shadows fall! Nathan's New York credits include the Broadway productions of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert and The Wild Party. Off-Broadway he was recently seen in Hit The Wall (Barrow Street Theatre) and Wig Out! (Vineyard Theatre- Drama League nomination). National Tours include Jesus Christ Superstar, Showboat. On television he has been seen as a recurring role on HBO's. "The Comeback" with guest star roles on "Absolutely Fabulous", "It's All Relative", "Scrubs", "Quintuplets" and "Law & Order SVU". Nathan is fondly remembered for his film appearances in Zoolander, Sweet Home Alabama and Hitch. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SALLY & DAVID SAYH AT THE METROPOLITAN

Sally & David Sayh will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, June 22nd at 4:00 pm. Sally Sayh is a native Californian who's been singing since childhood. Encouraged by friends and family to take the plunge, she made a seamless transition to singing professionally several years ago. She has been working in nightclubs and theaters in Florida for the past few years and is now expanding her horizons to major markets and venues. Her husband David Sayh, has been performing stand-up comedy for over thirty years with numerous television appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson as well as Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas and Dinah Shore. Including engagements at Carnegie Hall and the Beacon Theatre, his tasteful, reality based style is poignant, touching and universal in its appeal. A native of New York, he reminisces about commonly shared experiences while growing up, attending public school and coping with the vicissitudes of life in The Bronx. They will be accompanied by The Keith Ingham Trio. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS AT THE BEECHMAN

The Vaudevillians, last year's smash hit returns to New York at to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for a limited run, Sunday, June 15th through Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm (no show on Tuesday, June 17th). The Vaudevillians stars RuPaul's Drag Race sensation Jinkx Monsoon as "Kitty Witless" and accredited composer and musician Major Scales as Dr.Dan Von Dandy. The show has been retooled and contains some songs and material never performed in New York before! Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged returns once more to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, June 22ns at 7:00 pm. The show features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore! Come join the party! There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TERRI WHITE - FROM BLUES TO BROADWAY

Terri White Returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Sunday, June 22nd at 9:30 pm with her show 'From Blues to Broadway.' This Follies star has seen it all and lived to tell the tales! For one night only at 54 Below, Broadway's own Terri White, also a New York piano bar legend, brings her special brand of charm, humor and powerhouse vocals to our stage for a night of mischief. In addition to her highly acclaimed work in cabaret, the Great White Way has embraced Terri in roles ranging from Barnum, Ain't Misbehavin', Welcome to the Club, Chicago, Finian's Rainbow and, of course, the recent revival of Follies, where she co-starred as Stella Deems. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": THE MUSIC OF MARGARET WHITING
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. He will be featuring the music of Margaret Whiting. 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: CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT

The Danilo Perez/ John Patitucci/ Brian Blade Trio performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Grammy award winner Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Americas, folkloric and world music) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Danilo's abundant talents and joyous enthusiasm make his concerts both memorable and inspiring. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Danilo is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz. He has led his own groups since the early '90s, and as bandleader has earned three Grammy nominations for his ebullient and innovative recordings. Motherland, was nominated for two Grammy Awards for "Best Latin Jazz Album," and also garnered his third win for "Best Jazz Album" from the prestigious Boston Music Awards. Motherland was named (as were his previous four releases) among the best albums of the year by such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Diego Tribune, Billboard and Jazz-Times. In 2002, he received a nomination from the Jazz Journalists Association for "Pianist of the Year." Currently, Perez serves as UNESCO Artist For Peace, Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival . In previous years, he served as Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF and Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: PAQUITO D'RIVERA - JAZZ MEETS THE CLASSICS

Paquito D'Rivera will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of numerous GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and for his achievements as a classical composer. The Cuban jazz reedman has recorded more than 30 solo albums and founded many acclaimed ensembles dedicated to celebrating Latin music, including the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D'Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet. While D'Rivera's discography reflects a passion for jazz, bebop, and Latin music, his contributions to classical music are significant as well, having performed as a soloist with orchestras like the London Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. These sets at Dizzy's Club will showcase D'Rivera at his best as Jazz Meets the Classics. 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.


NEW YORK STATE: FORT SALEM THEATER INAUGURATES ITS SUMMER SEASON WITH YESTON & KOPIT'S PHANTOM

The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) is delighted to open its summer Mainstage season with the Rose Center Theater production of Tony winners Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston's romantic musical, Phantom, running one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm. Fort Salem's Phantom is directed by part-time Salem resident Tim Nelson, artistic director at The Rose Center Theater in Westminster, California. Shortly after winning their Tony Award for Nine, Best Musical of 1982, librettist Arthur Kopit and songwriter Maury Yeston adapted Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, Phantom of the Opera, into a Broadway-style musical. Just as their producers set out to announce plans for a Broadway opening, they were ambushed by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, fresh and financially fortified by the success of Cats, who produced his own version, Phantom of the Opera, first in London and then in New York. Kopit and Yeston lost both their investors and their interest in the project until Kopit turned the show, without songs, into a four-part miniseries for NBC. Call for cover/minimum information.


PITTSFIELD, MA: SONGWRITERS CABARET #1

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 22nd & 23rd at 8:00 pm will be SONGWRITERS CABARET #1 featuring Will Aronson and Noel Carey. Composers Aronson and Carey lend their remarkable talents to an evening featuring two new musicals in-the-making. Tickets are $35.


TORONTO: TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL: BILL MAYS

Pianist/composer Bill Mays will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Sunday, June 22nd at 8:00 pm. Mays' career as a professional musician spans the last 50 years and includes a multitude of musical endeavors. Following four years as a bandsman in the U.S. Navy Bill spent 15 years as a session player in the Hollywood studios. In 1984 he re-located to New York City, firmly establishing himself as an in-demand sideman and leader of his own ensembles. He has worked with jazz legends Benny Golson, Red Mitchell, Gerry Mulligan, Bud Shank, Frank Sinatra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan and Phil Woods. His many recordings (solo, duo, trio and sextet) are well-documented on the Chiaroscuro, Concord, Palmetto and Steeplechase record labels. A prolific composer and arranger, Mays has written extended works for bass, flute, woodwind septet as well as pieces for big band and orchestra. Bill's latest recordings are "Phil & Bill" (with saxophonist Phil Woods), "Side By Side: Sondheim Duos" (with bassist Tommy Cecil) and "Life's A Movie" (The Inventions Trio, with cellist Alisa Horn and trumpeter Marvin Stamm).

Tickets: $30. MUST BE PURCHASED FROM TICKETMASTER or by calling 1-855-985-5000.


CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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.


NEW JERSEY: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION"

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment in the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, June 22nd, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960). Performers include Eric Yves Garcia, 4th Wall Theatre and Carole J. Bufford. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Samy Cordero. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano. Seating begins at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 for reservations.

NEW HOPE, PA: ASTAIRE AND ROGERS: CHEEK TO CHEEK WITH STEVE ROSS & KAREN OBERLIN

Karen Oberlin and Steve Ross, two award-winning cabaret and concert performers, join forces in a new show entitled Astaire and Rogers: Cheek to Cheek at THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Sunday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm. Before coming together in this tour de force performance, Mr. Ross toasted Fred Astaire and Ms. Oberlin gave tribute to Ginger Rogers in I Won't Dance: The Songs of Fred Astaire (York Theater) and the Ginger Rogers centennial celebration, respectively. Now, Fred has found his modern-day Ginger in this new concert celebrating the most beloved duo in celluloid history. Mr. Ross and Ms. Oberlin will include duets and solos from Fred and Ginger's ten films together, with songs from Golden Age masters Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, and others. These masterful performers will bring to life such hits as "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "The Way You Look Tonight," as well as Ginger's "We're In the Money" and "Embraceable You," and Fred's "Night and Day" and "Something's Gotta Give." Karen Oberlin and Steve Ross's Astaire and Rogers: CHEEK TO CHEEK evokes the style, smarts and sass that have kept Fred and Ginger known and loved throughout the 20th century, 21st century, and beyond. There is a $30-$45 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: DAVE DETWILER & THE WHITE HOUSE BAND

Trumpeter Dave Detwiler & The White House Band will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Sunday, June 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In 1973 Dave joined "Pershing's Own" in Washington, DC where his career flourished for more than 26 years. As a lead player and jazz soloist with the Army Blues, Dave recorded and traveled throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to performing at the White House and other official concerts in and around Washington, DC, Dave was also the featured trumpet soloist for numerous U.S. Army Concert Band performances, including tours of Europe, Japan and Australia. Dave appears regularly with the National Symphony Orchestrea and has performed with The New York Philharmonic, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, Al Jeareau, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick, Jr., and numerous others as a local Washington Music Union member. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: AN EVENING WITH RICKIE LEE JONES

Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Sunday, June 22nd at 8:30 pm. Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances. Her second album Pirates is one of the seminal, most heralded recordings of pop music, with each song a cinematic journey through her breakdown and rise. Jones' live performances have reached a pinnacle of honesty and excellence. Her latest album The Devil You Know is produced by Ben Harper and reimagines the music of Jagger / Richards, Neil Young and more, and is planning to release an album of new music in 2014. There is a $30 cover. Special note: At the request of Ms. Jones, tables will be cleared of all food thirty minutes before her performance. Beverage service will continue. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

CHICAGO: JANET SANZO: "WHICH STOP IS HAPPINESS"

Janet Sanzo performs "Which Stop Is Happiness" at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - ) on Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm. There will be a little samba. a little pop, a little Broadway, a lotta questions! Musical director is Beckie Menzie. Call for cover/minimum information.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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PALM SPRINGS, CA: CHRISTINE DEAVER COMES TO JOSLYN CENTER

Singer/actor Christine Deaver brings a new one-woman musical cabaret-style concert entitled "Showgirl" to THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm. "Showgirl" is a zany mix of music from several genres with a splash of audience participation and improvisation. Joining her, as her musical director and pianist, will be David Duvall. Christine and David first met in Seattle when she was one of the stars of the popular performance art theatrical extravaganza "Teatro ZinZanni". She later joined the shows San Francisco cast playing to packed houses for a ten-year run. The show was a three-hour performance that was a blend of circus, comedy, music, and cabaret, served up with a five coarse dinner with high demand tickets sold months in advance. Christine is currently living and working in Los Angeles and may be seen co-starring on prime time television shows, and even more often as the voiceover artist for commercials and a variety of cartoon characters. There is an $11 cover, cash only, at the door.

LOS ANGELES: 'S WONDERFUL! SANDY SINGS IRA GERSHWIN

Singer/ actor Sandy Bainum returns to STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700) on Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm with 'S Wonderful! Sandy Sings Ira Gershwin. The show will feature classic tunes including: "The Man That Got Away," "By Strauss," "I've Got Rhythm," "Fascinatin' Rhythm," "How Long Has This Been Going On," and, of course, "'S Wonderful." Sandy will be joined on stage by a top-notch band led by her award-winning musical director Lanny Meyers. There is no cover, just a $10 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND WITH LOVE IS CRAZY! AT FEINSTEIN'S

After sold-out performances in New York and Paris, FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) presents cabaret legend and "trans-genre" artist Justin Vivian Bond with "Love is Crazy" on Saturday & Sunday, June 21st & 22nd at 7:00 pm. "Love is Crazy" is an evening to celebrate love and all its complications. Under the musical direction of Lance Horne, audiences can expect the unexpected with a mix of original songs from Mx Bond's records "Dendrophile" and "Silver Wells," along with songs associated with v's stage and film appearances, including John Cameron Mitchell's "Shortbus" and the recent off-Broadway hit Bertolt Brecht's A Man's A Man. There is a $35-$55 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


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

Eve Ferret's FABARET! returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Sunday, June 22nd at 8:00 pm. One of the most original performers on the stage today, oft likened to the Marx Brothers (all of them at the same time, except the silent one), Eve's Fabaret is a life enhancing mix of her own original songs and a completely unexpected choice of material that has audiences giving her standing ovations for her ebullience, wit and energy in a show full of chaos and nostalgia. Eve has music and performance in her veins via her Uncle Pierre Ferret who played with Django Reinhardt in the Hot Jazz Club of France. As an actress Eve has performed in David Bowie's Jazzin for Blue Jean video and in Absolute Beginners, Foreign Body and Gene Wilder's Haunted Honeymoon, as well as on television. Eve has long been a part of the London cultural scene, from singing at the infamous Blitz Club to hosting the Alternative Miss World alongside artist Andrew Logan. Accompanying Eve is the outstanding guitar virtuoso Roddy Matthews. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: SMASHING - A TRIBUTE TO TV'S 'SMASH'

A new show "Smashing" - A Tribute to TV's 'Smash' will be performed at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm. Featuring a West End cast showcasing songs from the series, including the popular duet 'Let Me Be Your Star', the gospel infused 'Stand' and numbers from the show's two fictitious musicals Bombshell and Hit List, SMASHing brings a little contemporary Broadway to Chelsea. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: SUSAN HODGDON AT DON'T TELL MAMA WITH NEW SHOW

Susan Hodgdon will sing the songs of Judy Garland in her new show "I Could Go On Singing" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, June 21st at 4:00 pm. Musical director is Daryl Kojak with additional arrangements by Bill Ziffero. There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CHICAGO REPRESENTS A TOUCH OF COWARD IN NEW YORK

A night celebrating the life and legacy of Sir Noel Coward presented by four Chicago cabaret and theatre favorites will take place on Saturday, June 21st at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). The show, "A Little Touch of Coward in the Night: The Words and Music of Noel Coward, will be performed bt Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award winner and Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Robert Breuler; Jefferson Award nominated actress, winner of the After Dark Award for Outstanding Cabaret Artist and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals' Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri; After Dark Award and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bob Moreen and Danny Boy Sing-Off winner and Helen & Tim Meier Achievement Award honoree John Eskola. They will take you underneath the music and behind the scenes of the man known as The Master as the ensemble re-imagine beloved songs, including "Why do the Wrong People Travel?" "I've Been to a Marvelous Party," "If Love Were All," "Mad About the Boy," "Mrs. Worthington," "Ziguener," "Nina," and "Matelot." There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NEW YORK STATE: FORT SALEM THEATER INAUGURATES ITS SUMMER SEASON WITH YESTON & KOPIT'S PHANTOM

The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) is delighted to open its summer Mainstage season with the Rose Center Theater production of Tony winners Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston's romantic musical, Phantom, running one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm. Fort Salem's Phantom is directed by part-time Salem resident Tim Nelson, artistic director at The Rose Center Theater in Westminster, California. Shortly after winning their Tony Award for Nine, Best Musical of 1982, librettist Arthur Kopit and songwriter Maury Yeston adapted Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, Phantom of the Opera, into a Broadway-style musical. Just as their producers set out to announce plans for a Broadway opening, they were ambushed by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, fresh and financially fortified by the success of Cats, who produced his own version, Phantom of the Opera, first in London and then in New York. Kopit and Yeston lost both their investors and their interest in the project until Kopit turned the show, without songs, into a four-part miniseries for NBC. Call for cover/minimum information.

THREE OAKS, MI: MENZIE & MICHAEL - "MUSIC - AS SEEN ON TV"

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael bring their show "Music - As Seen on TV" to ACORN THEATER (107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, MI - 269-756-3879) on Saturday, June 21st at 8:00 pm. In the show, Menzie & Michael explore how television brought some of the most memorable musical moments right into our homes. From variety & talk shows, celebrity TV specials, American Bandstand to American Idol and much more, it'll be "a really big show!" Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: SUSAN HODGDON AT DON'T TELL MAMA WITH NEW SHOW

Susan Hodgdon will sing the songs of Judy Garland in her new show "I Could Go On Singing" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, June 21st at 4:00 pm. Musical director is Daryl Kojak with additional arrangements by Bill Ziffero. There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CHICAGO REPRESENTS A TOUCH OF COWARD IN NEW YORK

A night celebrating the life and legacy of Sir Noel Coward presented by four Chicago cabaret and theatre favorites will take place on Saturday, June 21st at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). The show, "A Little Touch of Coward in the Night: The Words and Music of Noel Coward, will be performed bt Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award winner and Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Robert Breuler; Jefferson Award nominated actress, winner of the After Dark Award for Outstanding Cabaret Artist and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals' Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri; After Dark Award and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bob Moreen and Danny Boy Sing-Off winner and Helen & Tim Meier Achievement Award honoree John Eskola. They will take you underneath the music and behind the scenes of the man known as The Master as the ensemble re-imagine beloved songs, including "Why do the Wrong People Travel?" "I've Been to a Marvelous Party," "If Love Were All," "Mad About the Boy," "Mrs. Worthington," "Ziguener," "Nina," and "Matelot." There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LOONY - FRENCH VAUDEVILLE AT THE MET

Six young professional artists from Light Opera of New York present LOONY - French Vaudeville at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, June 21st at 4:00 pm. The show is a comically zany tour through the vaudeville houses of 19th century Paris, arguably the birthplace of operetta. Repertoire you think you don't know, but you'll recognize it when you hear it! No time to brush up on your francais? Tremblez pas - they will sing enough English for you to get the jokes!Light Opera of New York was founded in 2006 as a professional, not-for-profit company devoted to the performance of staged operettas and operetta concerts. Our performances have won the hearts of audiences and critics alike, and our young, stouthearted company attracts first rate talent to its roster, as well as important financial support from organizations such as the Victor Herbert Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. There si a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, 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: COLE ESCOLA IN THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT GOES TO PARIS

Internet comedian and downtown darling Cole Escola has created an evening of sketches and characters for his new show 'THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT GOES TO PARIS' to be premiered at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, June 21st at 9:30 pm. Included in the show are "Tennessee Williams Baby," "The Goblin Commuter of Hoboken," "The First Gay President," and very much more. Every single one of Cole's shows sold out last fall. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: STEARNS MATTHEWS PRESENTS A "SNEAK PEEK" OF HIS DEBUT ALBUM

Stearns Matthews, three-time MAC Award nominee, will bring his show "Sneak Peek" to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, June 21st at 4:30 pm. Stearns has appeared twice at the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Annual Cabaret Convention at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and was the first-ever first runner-up in the Metropolitan Room's MetroStar Talent Challenge in 2008. After raising $17,000 in a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2013, Stearns has been hard at work with musical director Christopher Denny and producer Paul Rolnick on producing his debut album, due out in the autumn of 2014. But Stearns just couldn't stand to wait that long to unveil the arrangements on the album - that's where SNEAK PEEK comes in. The show will feature some (not all this is just a peek!) of the songs from the album as well as a few tunes that didn't make the cut due to time constraints. Consider this the "Special Features" section on the DVD: bits from the cutting room floor, commentary from the artist, and an all-around good time. Theatre composers Stephen Schwartz, Richard Rodgers, and Harold Arlen will all be represented, as well as some from the popular end of the spectrum, like Roger Miller, Burt Bacharach, and Don Gibson. Crafted together with Christopher Denny, the arrangements are at times lush and romantic, at others rousing and exhilarating. Lennie Watts directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS AT THE BEECHMAN

The Vaudevillians, last year's smash hit returns to New York at to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for a limited run, Sunday, June 15th through Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm (no show on Tuesday, June 17th). The Vaudevillians stars RuPaul's Drag Race sensation Jinkx Monsoon as "Kitty Witless" and accredited composer and musician Major Scales as Dr.Dan Von Dandy. The show has been retooled and contains some songs and material never performed in New York before! Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: JANE LYNCH IN 54 BELOW SOLO CONCERT BEBUT

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch comes to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday & Thursday, June 18th & 19th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm for her solo concert debut! Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee and her Broadway debut in Annie, Jane will now provide audiences at 54 Below with four unforgettable June nights. Jane began her theatrical career and developed her comic skills at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicago-land area. In addition to Glee, Jane's TV credits include Desperate Housewives and Weeds, as well as the final season of The L Word opposite Cybill Shepherd. She has had recurring roles on Two and a Half Men, where she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress, Criminal Minds and The New Adventures of Old Christine. With her wit and luminous stage presence, Jane served as the host for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Jane also has a long list of film credits, including Julie & Julia; Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show; Talladega Nights; The 40 Year Old Virgin; Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events; and many more. There is a $75-$85 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE JULIE JAMES SHOW RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

"The Julie James Show" starring SiriusXM Radio Program Director & celebrity host Julie James returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, June 21st at 11:00 pm. Julie spills the showbiz beans with snappy stories and original songs sure to dazzle any musical theatre lover. A fast-paced romp of a variety show with hilarious new songs, long-lost Broadway gems, and an impromptu visit with celebrities in the audience, the show is a delight for Broadway fans and pop-culture geeks alike. With new songs by long-time collaborator Aaron Hagan, Julie rolls back the radio curtain on what it takes to run the only 24/7 Broadway radio station in the world while juggling jingles for Howard Stern, working the Red Carpet at the Tonys, and recording chatfests with all her theatre heroes back at the SiriusXM studios. It's a classic evening of favorite tunes with an unconventional style and surprising twists as Julie comes out to the world as the songstress, storyteller and comedian she truly is. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MELISSA MANCHESTER AT THE CARLYLE

GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) with her show You Gotta Love The Life on Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 10th through 21st at 8:45 pm, with a late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. This is her Cafe Carlyle debut. She will perform a selection of hits spanning her career, along with several songs from her upcoming album. She will be joined on stage by Stephan Oberhoff (keyboard, guitar) and Susan Holder (vocals, percussion). There is a $25-$130 cover

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MANHATTAN: BARBARA CARROLL SATURDAYS AT BIRDLAND

NYC Cabaret/Jazz icon Barbara Carroll performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturdays, June 14th, 21st & 28th at 6:00 pm. She is joined by her long-time bassist Jay Leonhart. Barbara Carroll's still evolving career as a jazz pianist began when she played her first New York engagement opposite Dizzy Gillespie's big band at the Downbeat Club in 1947. A thrilling if a trifle unsettling debut for a young female pianist from Worcester, Massachusetts who began playing the piano at five and who's family was wise enough to give her lessons that provided her with a basic knowledge of classical technique. In 1978, she was booked into the Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle hotel for a two week engagement - and stayed for twenty five years. It was at the Carlyle that she began to feature her singing as an integral part of her performances. Following her 25 years at the Carlyle, she is well into another long run in the famous Oak Room at New York's Algonquin Hotel, making a significant and successful effort to incorporate jazz playing into a cabaret venue. Other recent engagements have included concerts at Philharmonic Hall in Naples, Florida, the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, concerts at the Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as well as twelve sold out performances at Dizzy's Club, at Jazz at Lincoln Center. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Ravi Coltrane Quartet featuring: David Virelles (piano), Dezron Douglas (bass), and Kush Abadey (drums), will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. He may bear the name of jazz royalty, but saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of the legendary John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, sets his own course - his own style. His latest Blue Note Records CD, "Spirit Fiction," was produced by label mate and fellow saxophonist Joe Lovano. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT

The Danilo Perez/ John Patitucci/ Brian Blade Trio performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Grammy award winner Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Americas, folkloric and world music) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Danilo's abundant talents and joyous enthusiasm make his concerts both memorable and inspiring. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Danilo is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz. He has led his own groups since the early '90s, and as bandleader has earned three Grammy nominations for his ebullient and innovative recordings. Motherland, was nominated for two Grammy Awards for "Best Latin Jazz Album," and also garnered his third win for "Best Jazz Album" from the prestigious Boston Music Awards. Motherland was named (as were his previous four releases) among the best albums of the year by such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Diego Tribune, Billboard and Jazz-Times. In 2002, he received a nomination from the Jazz Journalists Association for "Pianist of the Year." Currently, Perez serves as UNESCO Artist For Peace, Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival . In previous years, he served as Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF and Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: PAQUITO D'RIVERA - JAZZ MEETS THE CLASSICS

Paquito D'Rivera will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of numerous GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and for his achievements as a classical composer. The Cuban jazz reedman has recorded more than 30 solo albums and founded many acclaimed ensembles dedicated to celebrating Latin music, including the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D'Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet. While D'Rivera's discography reflects a passion for jazz, bebop, and Latin music, his contributions to classical music are significant as well, having performed as a soloist with orchestras like the London Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. These sets at Dizzy's Club will showcase D'Rivera at his best as Jazz Meets the Classics. There is a $40-$45 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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NEW YORK STATE: FORT SALEM THEATER INAUGURATES ITS SUMMER SEASON WITH YESTON & KOPIT'S PHANTOM

The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) is delighted to open its summer Mainstage season with the Rose Center Theater production of Tony winners Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston's romantic musical, Phantom, running one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm. Fort Salem's Phantom is directed by part-time Salem resident Tim Nelson, artistic director at The Rose Center Theater in Westminster, California. Shortly after winning their Tony Award for Nine, Best Musical of 1982, librettist Arthur Kopit and songwriter Maury Yeston adapted Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, Phantom of the Opera, into a Broadway-style musical. Just as their producers set out to announce plans for a Broadway opening, they were ambushed by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, fresh and financially fortified by the success of Cats, who produced his own version, Phantom of the Opera, first in London and then in New York. Kopit and Yeston lost both their investors and their interest in the project until Kopit turned the show, without songs, into a four-part miniseries for NBC. Call for cover/minimum information.


BOSTON: THE REGATTABAR PRESENTS ALEXI

Singer/ songwriter Alexi performs at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Saturday, June 21st at 7:30 pm. Alexi's music harkens back to the days of Marvin and Stevie, when soul and pop combined, creating mainstream music that touched the body and moved the soul. It's music with a message; music that not only sounds good, but feels good. This human touch has been lost in contemporary soul music. Alexi is bringing it back. Alexi began writing songs at age eleven. His early influences included Motown and Elvis Presley, but he discovered gospel music through Langston Hughes' Black Nativity at the Tremont St. Temple in Boston. At Newton North High School, he began performing in and composing for their Jubilee Singers Gospel Choir. While at Tufts University, he assisted with a number of local gospel choirs, including Tufts' Third Day Gospel Choir and the Harvard Kuumba Singers, and, upon graduating, became the Assistant Director of Boston College's "Voices of Imani." He currently is a choral director and educator at the Noble and Greenough School, piano teacher at the Butterfly Project, and keyboardist at the Myrtle Baptist Church. He continues to rise on the Boston soul scene, headlining local soul music venues and playing at festivals in and around the area. There is a $15 cover.

TORONTO: TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL: MARK McLEAN FEATURING KELLYLEE EVANS

One of the most dynamic and versatile studio and touring drummers in the jazz, R&B and pop realms over the past 15 years, Mark McLean, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, June 19th through 31st at 8:00 pm. McLean had a single criterion when it came time to expand his horizons beyond the groove and record his long awaited breakout as a powerhouse composer and lyricist: it had to Feel Alright. In an industry that often prefers pigeonholing to expansive creative expression, the multi-talented artist breaks all the rules on this eclectic 11 track CD, sharing his love for everything from old school soul, down and dirty blues/funk and traditional jazz to Southern folk-pop with a zydeco twist, Rat Pack-like swing, edgy pop/rock and New Orleans brass band music. While a complete one-eighty in vibe and vision, Feel Alright is the follow-up to McLean's acclaimed 2010 indie recording Playground, an all-instrumental showcase for his band of the same name whose tracks earned significant airplay on both traditional jazz and urban jazz stations. The new album is produced by Grammy winning engineer and producer Steve Bigas, well known for his previous work with Taj Mahal and Ziggy Marley and for his long association with Daniel Lanois. Tickets: $30 MUST BE PURCHASED FROM TICKETMASTER or by calling 1-855-985-5000.

CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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NEW HOPE, PA: NATALIE DOUGLAS IN CONCERT: "SCRAPBOOK 2.0"

Seven-time MAC award winner, Natalie Douglas will bring her show 'Scrapbook 2.0" to THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Musical Director Michael Holland. Natalie has performed at the Birdland Jazz Club, Carnegie Hall, The Cafe Carlyle, Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The RRazz Room and all around the world. "Scrapbook 2.0" is guided by the inspiration of The Eagles, Dr. Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Carly Simon, Nancy Wilson, Linda Ronstadt, Shirley Horn, Louis Armstrong, Mabel Mercer, Lena Horne, Judy Garland, Alice Faye, Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, and many more. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: KARRIN ALLYSON AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Saturday, June 19th through 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Music lovers and critics have been shouting Allyson's name from the rooftops, marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonious and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. What unites this wide world of music - brings it together and makes sense of it all - is Karrin Allyson's warmth and depth. She's not just singing a lyric, she's telling you her story. And then that becomes your story. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: COMEDY NIGHT AT BETHESDA BLUES

Host Joe Clair, along with fellow comics Eddie Bryant, Timmy Hall and Jay will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday, June 21st at 9:00 pm. Clair, from WHUR's Frank Ski Show, brings a fabulous group of national comedians to the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Stage. There is a $15 cover.

THREE OAKS, MI: MENZIE & MICHAEL - "MUSIC - AS SEEN ON TV"

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael bring their show "Music - As Seen on TV" to ACORN THEATER (107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, MI - 269-756-3879) on Saturday, June 21st at 8:00 pm. In the show, Menzie & Michael explore how television brought some of the most memorable musical moments right into our homes. From variety & talk shows, celebrity TV specials, American Bandstand to American Idol and much more, it'll be "a really big show!" Call for cover/minimum information.


CHICAGO: KAREN MASON AT DAVENPORT'S 2 WEEKENDS

Broadway & Cabaret's Karen Mason returns to her native Illinois and will be performing at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) where she will reprise her show "Secrets of the Ancient Divas" which pays homage to some of Karen's personal idols. She will be doing 6 performances - Thursday through Saturday, June 19th through 21st and Saturday through Monday, June 28th through 30th all at 8:00 pm except the Sunday show at 5:00 pm. She will perform the songs of such iconic singers as Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand, and more. There is a $37 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

CHICAGO: KT MCCAMMOND & BOB SUTTER: FROM GERSHWIN TO GAGA

KT McCammond & Bob Sutter will perform their show 'From Gershwin to Gaga' at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592) on Saturday, June 21st at 6:30 pm. The club will be closing at the end of June, and the owners have asked KT and Bob to help say farewell to this wonderfully eclectic musical venue. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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PALM SPRINGS: CHRISTINA BIANCO IN "DIVA MOMENTS" AT FEINSTEIN'S

Acclaimed performer & YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco brings her versatile vocals and celebrity impressions to the West Coast and THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Saturday, July 21st at 8:00 pm. Her show 'Diva Moments' is made up of songs that made divas out of the women who sang them. From Barbra Streisand to Celine Dion to Judy Garland, no celebrity is safe! Musical Direction is by Michael Orland. Praised for her work in Forbidden Broadway and Newsical The Musical, Drama Desk Award nominated actress Christina Bianco will perform these beloved songs in her own voice, as well as impersonating the great divas themselves! Song selections range from Broadway classics to well-known standards and popular hits, including: Somewhere Over The Rainbow, What Did I Have That I Don't Have, Last Dance and a few Forbidden Broadway gems. There is a $50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

LOS ANGELES: CHAMBERS, HERBERT, & ELLIS AT THE GARDENIA

Pierre Chambers, Lisa Herbert, and Mitch Ellis will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 9:00 pm. The vocal trio have struck a mother lode of unique and exhilarating musical material through exhuming, creatively re-working, and re-inventing works of legendary jazz artists through the nearly lost art of "vocalese": assigning what would generally be considered instrumental riffs to the human voice. Creating an impact reminiscent of The Manhattan Transfer, the group's repertoire pays homage to the vocal treatments of Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, many of which were themselves based on Ellington or Basie big band arrangements. Their popularity continues to increase as word of mouth spreads, and the "buzz" surrounding them is well-deserved. If you have yet to experience the musical excitement this unique trio consistently generates, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better time or a better place. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND WITH LOVE IS CRAZY! AT FEINSTEIN'S

After sold-out performances in New York and Paris, FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) presents cabaret legend and "trans-genre" artist Justin Vivian Bond with "Love is Crazy" on Saturday & Sunday, June 21st & 22nd at 7:00 pm. "Love is Crazy" is an evening to celebrate love and all its complications. Under the musical direction of Lance Horne, audiences can expect the unexpected with a mix of original songs from Mx Bond's records "Dendrophile" and "Silver Wells," along with songs associated with v's stage and film appearances, including John Cameron Mitchell's "Shortbus" and the recent off-Broadway hit Bertolt Brecht's A Man's A Man. There is a $35-$55 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: BOBBY CALDWELL AT YOSHI'S

From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B and standards singer/songwriter, Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry. Caldwell will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, June 20th at 8:00 pm & Saturday, June 21st at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages. In Japan and throughout Asia, he enjoys a feverish popularity, selling out shows and achieving gold and platinum status for his releases in those countries. In addition to heavy touring, Bobby starred as Frank Sinatra in the David Cassidy/Don Reo theatrical production "The Rat Pack Is Back" in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bobby received rave reviews for his performance, both from industry critics and from his loyal fans. Bobby has been featured on The CBS Second Cup Cafe, The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno, BET Jazz Central, and has made numerous national and local network appearances. There is a $27-$35 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: "A SWELL PARTY!": THE WIT AND WISDOM OF COLE PORTER

Barry Lloyd, San Francisco's "Crown Prince of Cabaret" returns to SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm with an evening of the songs of Cole Porter, "A Swell Party!". From sassy to sophisticated, the songs of Cole Porter weave a spell of romance and laughter which are always sure to entertain as well as enlighten. Mr. Lloyd, a leading interpreter of Porter, invites you to A Swell Party! Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: ELAINE DELMAR AT CRAZY COQS

Elaine Delmar returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Brian Dee on piano and Simon Thorpe on bass. Elaine is one of the greatest female jazz vocalists to have come from these shores, with an innate understanding of her repertoire and an expression of dynamic simplicity. She builds each performance with sure- footed musicianship and thrills her audiences with her sublime delivery of gems from the great American Songbook. In her return shows at The Crazy Coqs, she will be singing some songs from her London and Broadway musical appearances, including Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, The Trolley Song and Begin the Beguine, Elaine has combined successfully singing with acting, notably in London shows such as Finians Rainbow, No Strings, Cowardy Custard and Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as Jerome Kern goes to Hollywood both in London and on Broadway.

LONDON: DAMION SCARCELLA: 'WHERE THE BOYS ARE'

Damion Scarcella presents 'Where The Boys Are', an evening celebrating one of the greatest music writing partnerships of all time - Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield - at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, June 21st at 8:30 pm. Writing together for almost 30 years, Neil's memorable melodies and Howie's unforgettable lyrics helped shaped the modern day pop song, selling millions of records all over the world. They could turn, a "Down do bee doe do", a "Wo wo wo yeah yeah yeah" and even a "Tra la la la la la" into platinum selling, Grammy award winning songs. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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.

NEW YORK STATE: FORT SALEM THEATER INAUGURATES ITS SUMMER SEASON WITH YESTON & KOPIT'S PHANTOM

The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) is delighted to open its summer Mainstage season with the Rose Center Theater production of Tony winners Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston's romantic musical, Phantom, running one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm. Fort Salem's Phantom is directed by part-time Salem resident Tim Nelson, artistic director at The Rose Center Theater in Westminster, California. Shortly after winning their Tony Award for Nine, Best Musical of 1982, librettist Arthur Kopit and songwriter Maury Yeston adapted Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, Phantom of the Opera, into a Broadway-style musical. Just as their producers set out to announce plans for a Broadway opening, they were ambushed by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, fresh and financially fortified by the success of Cats, who produced his own version, Phantom of the Opera, first in London and then in New York. Kopit and Yeston lost both their investors and their interest in the project until Kopit turned the show, without songs, into a four-part miniseries for NBC. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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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 Friday, June 20th, 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: AN EVENING WITH MELBA MOORE: "FOREVER MOORE"

American Rhythm & Blues singer and actress Melba Moore will perform on Friday, June 19th at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with shows at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Moore is a four-time Grammy nominee and the winner of the 1970 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, for her performance as Lutiebelle in Purlie. With a total of eleven top ten U.S. hits on the Billboard charts over the past 40 years, both singles and albums, Melba Moore continues into the 21st century as one of pop music's most enduring artists. Melba Moore has recorded about seventy singles and EPs overall, appears on fourteen compilations, and has made nineteen albums - among the more recent are Solitary Journey (1999), A Very Special Christmas (2001), I'm Still Here (2002), Night in St. Lucia (2002), Nobody but Jesus (2004), Live in Concert (2007), and, with singer Phil Perry, her first R & B album in nearly 20 years, The Gift of Love (2009). There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LIAM FORDE - A FLEET PHANTASMAGORIA

Nightlife, Bistro, and Julie Wilson Award-winner Liam Forde brings his fleet phantasmagoria to STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Friday, June 20th at 7:00 pm. Liam will perform songs by Liam, Jule Styne, Richard Whiting, Henry Mancini, Noel Coward, Cab Calloway, and many others. Julie Thomas, Tyrone Davis Jr. (Shrek, Witness Uganda), and Emily Ferranti (Wicked) will provide backup, with Ian Herman on piano, Jerry DeVore on bass and Zack Eldridge on drums. The show is directed by Christopher Murrah. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS AT THE BEECHMAN

The Vaudevillians, last year's smash hit returns to New York at to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for a limited run, Sunday, June 15th through Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm (no show on Tuesday, June 17th). The Vaudevillians stars RuPaul's Drag Race sensation Jinkx Monsoon as "Kitty Witless" and accredited composer and musician Major Scales as Dr.Dan Von Dandy. The show has been retooled and contains some songs and material never performed in New York before! Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: JANE LYNCH IN 54 BELOW SOLO CONCERT BEBUT

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch comes to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday & Thursday, June 18th & 19th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm for her solo concert debut! Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee and her Broadway debut in Annie, Jane will now provide audiences at 54 Below with four unforgettable June nights. Jane began her theatrical career and developed her comic skills at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicago-land area. In addition to Glee, Jane's TV credits include Desperate Housewives and Weeds, as well as the final season of The L Word opposite Cybill Shepherd. She has had recurring roles on Two and a Half Men, where she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress, Criminal Minds and The New Adventures of Old Christine. With her wit and luminous stage presence, Jane served as the host for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Jane also has a long list of film credits, including Julie & Julia; Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show; Talladega Nights; The 40 Year Old Virgin; Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events; and many more. There is a $75-$85 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE SKIVVIES RETURN TO 54 BELOW

The undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, 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: MELISSA MANCHESTER AT THE CARLYLE

GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) with her show You Gotta Love The Life on Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 10th through 21st at 8:45 pm, with a late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. This is her Cafe Carlyle debut. She will perform a selection of hits spanning her career, along with several songs from her upcoming album. She will be joined on stage by Stephan Oberhoff (keyboard, guitar) and Susan Holder (vocals, percussion). There is a $25-$130 cover

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: THE RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Ravi Coltrane Quartet featuring: David Virelles (piano), Dezron Douglas (bass), and Kush Abadey (drums), will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. He may bear the name of jazz royalty, but saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of the legendary John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, sets his own course - his own style. His latest Blue Note Records CD, "Spirit Fiction," was produced by label mate and fellow saxophonist Joe Lovano. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT

The Danilo Perez/ John Patitucci/ Brian Blade Trio performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Grammy award winner Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Americas, folkloric and world music) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Danilo's abundant talents and joyous enthusiasm make his concerts both memorable and inspiring. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Danilo is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz. He has led his own groups since the early '90s, and as bandleader has earned three Grammy nominations for his ebullient and innovative recordings. Motherland, was nominated for two Grammy Awards for "Best Latin Jazz Album," and also garnered his third win for "Best Jazz Album" from the prestigious Boston Music Awards. Motherland was named (as were his previous four releases) among the best albums of the year by such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Diego Tribune, Billboard and Jazz-Times. In 2002, he received a nomination from the Jazz Journalists Association for "Pianist of the Year." Currently, Perez serves as UNESCO Artist For Peace, Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival . In previous years, he served as Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF and Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: PAQUITO D'RIVERA - JAZZ MEETS THE CLASSICS

Paquito D'Rivera will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of numerous GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and for his achievements as a classical composer. The Cuban jazz reedman has recorded more than 30 solo albums and founded many acclaimed ensembles dedicated to celebrating Latin music, including the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D'Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet. While D'Rivera's discography reflects a passion for jazz, bebop, and Latin music, his contributions to classical music are significant as well, having performed as a soloist with orchestras like the London Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. These sets at Dizzy's Club will showcase D'Rivera at his best as Jazz Meets the Classics. 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.


NEW YORK STATE: FORT SALEM THEATER INAUGURATES ITS SUMMER SEASON WITH YESTON & KOPIT'S PHANTOM

The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) is delighted to open its summer Mainstage season with the Rose Center Theater production of Tony winners Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston's romantic musical, Phantom, running one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm. Fort Salem's Phantom is directed by part-time Salem resident Tim Nelson, artistic director at The Rose Center Theater in Westminster, California. Shortly after winning their Tony Award for Nine, Best Musical of 1982, librettist Arthur Kopit and songwriter Maury Yeston adapted Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, Phantom of the Opera, into a Broadway-style musical. Just as their producers set out to announce plans for a Broadway opening, they were ambushed by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, fresh and financially fortified by the success of Cats, who produced his own version, Phantom of the Opera, first in London and then in New York. Kopit and Yeston lost both their investors and their interest in the project until Kopit turned the show, without songs, into a four-part miniseries for NBC. Call for cover/minimum information.


BOSTON: CURTIS SALGADO AT THE REGATTABAR

Award-winning vocalist/ songwriter/ harmonica icon Curtis Salgado will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday, June 20th at 7:30 pm. Salgado sings and plays with soulful authority, never giving less than 100 percent. Salgado's been perfecting his craft since he first began playing professionally in the late 1960s. He fronted his own group, The Nighthawks, inspired John Belushi to create The Blues Brothers, was co-star of The Robert Cray Band and sang and toured with Roomful Of Blues. He released his first of eight solo albums in 1991, hitting the road hard year after year. Salgado and his band toured with The Steve Miller Band and Curtis spent a summer singing with Santana before being sidelined by serious health issues in 2006. He's battled all the way back, and, after a full and complete recovery, has been tearing up concert stages all over the country. Winner of the 2010 and 2012 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year, Salgado effortlessly mixes blues, funk and R&B with a delivery that is raw and heartfelt. He moves with ease from the tenderest ballads to the most full-throated stompers. Call for cover/minimum information.


TORONTO: TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL: MARK McLEAN FEATURING KELLYLEE EVANS

One of the most dynamic and versatile studio and touring drummers in the jazz, R&B and pop realms over the past 15 years, Mark McLean, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, June 19th through 31st at 8:00 pm. McLean had a single criterion when it came time to expand his horizons beyond the groove and record his long awaited breakout as a powerhouse composer and lyricist: it had to Feel Alright. In an industry that often prefers pigeonholing to expansive creative expression, the multi-talented artist breaks all the rules on this eclectic 11 track CD, sharing his love for everything from old school soul, down and dirty blues/funk and traditional jazz to Southern folk-pop with a zydeco twist, Rat Pack-like swing, edgy pop/rock and New Orleans brass band music. While a complete one-eighty in vibe and vision, Feel Alright is the follow-up to McLean's acclaimed 2010 indie recording Playground, an all-instrumental showcase for his band of the same name whose tracks earned significant airplay on both traditional jazz and urban jazz stations. The new album is produced by Grammy winning engineer and producer Steve Bigas, well known for his previous work with Taj Mahal and Ziggy Marley and for his long association with Daniel Lanois. Tickets: $30 MUST BE PURCHASED FROM TICKETMASTER or by calling 1-855-985-5000.

CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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NEW HOPE, PA: NATALIE DOUGLAS IN CONCERT: "SCRAPBOOK 2.0"

Seven-time MAC award winner, Natalie Douglas will bring her show 'Scrapbook 2.0" to THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Musical Director Michael Holland. Natalie has performed at the Birdland Jazz Club, Carnegie Hall, The Cafe Carlyle, Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The RRazz Room and all around the world. "Scrapbook 2.0" is guided by the inspiration of The Eagles, Dr. Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Carly Simon, Nancy Wilson, Linda Ronstadt, Shirley Horn, Louis Armstrong, Mabel Mercer, Lena Horne, Judy Garland, Alice Faye, Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, and many more. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: KARRIN ALLYSON AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Saturday, June 19th through 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Music lovers and critics have been shouting Allyson's name from the rooftops, marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonious and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. What unites this wide world of music - brings it together and makes sense of it all - is Karrin Allyson's warmth and depth. She's not just singing a lyric, she's telling you her story. And then that becomes your story. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: JR. CLINE & THE RECLINERS

Daryl Jr. Cline, with Julia Nixon & The Recliners will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, June 20th at 8:00 pm. The passionate R&B soul sound of Jr. Cline and The Recliners will be back BB&J with special guest Julia Nixon, the famed and dynamic powerhouse singer with a four octave vocal range. The power of this ten-piece band, which includes a three piece horn section, creates an irresistible dance floor pull that you won't want to miss. Daryl Jr. Cline is one of the mid-Atlantic region's most popular and enduring award-winning musicians. Jr. Cline and The Recliners have been playing with a full brass sound for over 30 years and passionately belt out unique arrangements of classic rhythm and blues from such favorites as Jr. Walker, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Temptations, Van Morrison and more. Dance floor available. There is a $20 cover.

CHICAGO: KAREN MASON AT DAVENPORT'S 2 WEEKENDS

Broadway & Cabaret's Karen Mason returns to her native Illinois and will be performing at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) where she will reprise her show "Secrets of the Ancient Divas" which pays homage to some of Karen's personal idols. She will be doing 6 performances - Thursday through Saturday, June 19th through 21st and Saturday through Monday, June 28th through 30th all at 8:00 pm except the Sunday show at 5:00 pm. She will perform the songs of such iconic singers as Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand, and more. There is a $37 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

CHICAGO: TECORA ROGERS AT KATERINA'S CLUB

Tecora Rogers will be performing at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592) on Friday, June 20th with sets from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. She will be joined by Curtis Robinson on Guitar and Phil Castleberry on Bass. Katerina's has been a staple in the jazz community for some time now and due to a serious illness, Katerina has had to make the difficult decision to close her doors at the end of June 2014. Call for cover/minimum information.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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LOS ANGELES: CHAMBERS, HERBERT, & ELLIS AT THE GARDENIA

Pierre Chambers, Lisa Herbert, and Mitch Ellis will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 9:00 pm. The vocal trio have struck a mother lode of unique and exhilarating musical material through exhuming, creatively re-working, and re-inventing works of legendary jazz artists through the nearly lost art of "vocalese": assigning what would generally be considered instrumental riffs to the human voice. Creating an impact reminiscent of The Manhattan Transfer, the group's repertoire pays homage to the vocal treatments of Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, many of which were themselves based on Ellington or Basie big band arrangements. Their popularity continues to increase as word of mouth spreads, and the "buzz" surrounding them is well-deserved. If you have yet to experience the musical excitement this unique trio consistently generates, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better time or a better place. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: BOBBY CALDWELL AT YOSHI'S

From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B and standards singer/songwriter, Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry. Caldwell will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, June 20th at 8:00 pm & Saturday, June 21st at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages. In Japan and throughout Asia, he enjoys a feverish popularity, selling out shows and achieving gold and platinum status for his releases in those countries. In addition to heavy touring, Bobby starred as Frank Sinatra in the David Cassidy/Don Reo theatrical production "The Rat Pack Is Back" in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bobby received rave reviews for his performance, both from industry critics and from his loyal fans. Bobby has been featured on The CBS Second Cup Cafe, The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno, BET Jazz Central, and has made numerous national and local network appearances. There is a $27-$35 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: TOMMY & THE HIGH PILOTS AT YOSHI'S

Tommy and the High Pilots, plus Will Weston will perform a YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, June 20th at 10:30 pm. In Southern California, all is not as it seems. And this band, which hails from Santa Barbara, isn't making the breezy music expected to come out of a seaside town. Tommy and the High Pilots is a group of friends who have known each other for years and finally formed a band. Tommy Cantillon and his brother Michael (keys) have been playing and singing together their whole lives. Steve Libby (bass) has been a friend for over a decade. And Tommy met Matt Palermo (drums) when their previous bands crossed paths on the road years ago. Will Weston was exported with a box of pineapple from the tropics of Hawaii to forge a second home in San Francisco. His debut album, Quiet, Sirens, transposes the heartbeat of this foggy metropolis via lush guitar hooks, infectious melodies, and a healthy excess of handclaps. Half city-inspired funk, half extraterrestrial field guide to earthbound nomadism with a side of straight blues, Weston's kinetic collection of feel-good bone-rattlers raises pulses, eyebrows, and shot glasses. Backed now by a tight & talented rhythm section of the city's finest in Dan Manian, (bass) Anthony Petrocchi, (drums) Erik Strom, (guitar) and Brandon Jackson, (trumpet) Weston's quintet brings an electric dosage of rooftop-inspired melodies, a response to the sighing bus pistons and traffic tides, an intersection all his own. Open dance floor. There is a $10 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: CHRISTINA BIANCO IN "DIVA MOMENTS" AT FEINSTEIN'S

Acclaimed performer & YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco brings her versatile vocals and celebrity impressions to the West Coast and FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday & Friday, June 19th & 20th at 8:00 pm. Her show 'Diva Moments' is made up of songs that made divas out of the women who sang them. From Barbra Streisand to Celine Dion to Judy Garland, no celebrity is safe! Musical Direction is by Michael Orland. Praised for her work in Forbidden Broadway and Newsical The Musical, Drama Desk Award nominated actress Christina Bianco will perform these beloved songs in her own voice, as well as impersonating the great divas themselves! Song selections range from Broadway classics to well-known standards and popular hits, including: Somewhere Over The Rainbow, What Did I Have That I Don't Have, Last Dance and a few Forbidden Broadway gems. There is a $50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: "A SWELL PARTY!": THE WIT AND WISDOM OF COLE PORTER

Barry Lloyd, San Francisco's "Crown Prince of Cabaret" returns to SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm with an evening of the songs of Cole Porter, "A Swell Party!". From sassy to sophisticated, the songs of Cole Porter weave a spell of romance and laughter which are always sure to entertain as well as enlighten. Mr. Lloyd, a leading interpreter of Porter, invites you to A Swell Party! Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: ELAINE DELMAR AT CRAZY COQS

Elaine Delmar returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Brian Dee on piano and Simon Thorpe on bass. Elaine is one of the greatest female jazz vocalists to have come from these shores, with an innate understanding of her repertoire and an expression of dynamic simplicity. She builds each performance with sure- footed musicianship and thrills her audiences with her sublime delivery of gems from the great American Songbook. In her return shows at The Crazy Coqs, she will be singing some songs from her London and Broadway musical appearances, including Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, The Trolley Song and Begin the Beguine, Elaine has combined successfully singing with acting, notably in London shows such as Finians Rainbow, No Strings, Cowardy Custard and Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as Jerome Kern goes to Hollywood both in London and on Broadway.

LONDON: PAUL L MARTIN PRESENTS CABARET VERITE: "RENDEZ-VOUS A PARIS"

Paul L Martin presents Cabaret Verite: "Rendez-Vous A Paris" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday, June 20th at 8:30 pm. They're back with even more gorgeous French chansons, Tangos and cabaret comedy songs! Brought up in Belgium, trained at Arts Ed, originally a Jazz/Swing singer, Bethany has written and toured music theatre and cabaret shows for many years. She is the founder of Cabaret Verite and writes the lyrics and some of the music for the quartet's hilarious comedy songs including the award winning 'Just Her Younger Man'. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END - THURSDAYS

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

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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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: 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: ADAM SANK IN "MAMA, I WANT TO SING SHOWTUNES: A ONE 'MO SHOW"

Popular gay comic Adam Sank moves into THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, June 19th ans Friday, June 27th at 7:00 pm to perform his first-ever cabaret show, complete with music, comedy and humiliating stories of childhood. He is joined by special guest Erika Amato, acclaimed singer-actress. The show is directed by Maria Gentile with Musical Direction by Michael Isaacs. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CATRINAQ'S ISLE OF TABU CABURLESQUE

Celebrate the long, hot summer at CatrinaQ's Isle of Tabu Caburlesque at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, June 18th at 9:30 pm. Join in a sultry, tropical adventure featuring the best in sensual jazz, contemporary, and theatrical music. Starring Catrina Quintanilla, Britta Hoskins, John Koladziej, Vicky Modica, and many more! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUESTS: TBA
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Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. This week's Special Guest Stars: TBA. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org )!

NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS AT THE BEECHMAN

The Vaudevillians, last year's smash hit returns to New York at to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for a limited run, Sunday, June 15th through Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm (no show on Tuesday, June 17th). The Vaudevillians stars RuPaul's Drag Race sensation Jinkx Monsoon as "Kitty Witless" and accredited composer and musician Major Scales as Dr.Dan Von Dandy. The show has been retooled and contains some songs and material never performed in New York before! Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: 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: JANE LYNCH IN 54 BELOW SOLO CONCERT BEBUT

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch comes to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday & Thursday, June 18th & 19th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm for her solo concert debut! Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee and her Broadway debut in Annie, Jane will now provide audiences at 54 Below with four unforgettable June nights. Jane began her theatrical career and developed her comic skills at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicago-land area. In addition to Glee, Jane's TV credits include Desperate Housewives and Weeds, as well as the final season of The L Word opposite Cybill Shepherd. She has had recurring roles on Two and a Half Men, where she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress, Criminal Minds and The New Adventures of Old Christine. With her wit and luminous stage presence, Jane served as the host for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Jane also has a long list of film credits, including Julie & Julia; Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show; Talladega Nights; The 40 Year Old Virgin; Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events; and many more. There is a $75-$85 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: VIVIAN REED RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

After packing 54 BELOW to the rafters in November, multi-award-winning singer, actress & dancer Vivian Reed presents her passionate and powerful vocal stylings in unique arrangements of an eclectic lineup of R&B, jazz, gospel and musical theater songs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, June 19th at 9:30 pm. Through selections from her critically acclaimed Broadway performance in Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as from Three Mo' Divas, her concerts and international nightclub appearances, the two-time Tony Award nominee - who is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award, among others - pays tribute to the people who have had a profound effect on her career. Accompanied by two pianists, a bassist, a drummer and two background singers, her high-energy show also features special guests and a salute to Harold Arlen, with a preview of songs from One for My Baby, a new musical in progress. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: COOL - LATE NIGHT AT 54 BELOW

"Cool" will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, June 19th at 11:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Series. Merging today's downtown stars with tomorrow's Broadway stars, "Cool" celebrates creative culture by bringing to life a night reminiscent of the old Studio 54 era. Featuring La'fem Ladosha, Juliana Huxtable, Neil Haskell, Brian Charles Johnson, Jessica Hershberg, Lesley McKinnell, Rahel, Preston Boyd, Richard Kennedy, ANML, and the band VIOLENCE. There is a $20 - no minimum.

NYC: MELISSA MANCHESTER AT THE CARLYLE

GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) with her show You Gotta Love The Life on Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 10th through 21st at 8:45 pm, with a late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. This is her Cafe Carlyle debut. She will perform a selection of hits spanning her career, along with several songs from her upcoming album. She will be joined on stage by Stephan Oberhoff (keyboard, guitar) and Susan Holder (vocals, percussion). There is a $25-$130 cover

CABARET IN THE JAZZ CLUBS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: THE RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Ravi Coltrane Quartet featuring: David Virelles (piano), Dezron Douglas (bass), and Kush Abadey (drums), will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. He may bear the name of jazz royalty, but saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of the legendary John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, sets his own course - his own style. His latest Blue Note Records CD, "Spirit Fiction," was produced by label mate and fellow saxophonist Joe Lovano. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT

The Danilo Perez/ John Patitucci/ Brian Blade Trio performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Grammy award winner Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Americas, folkloric and world music) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Danilo's abundant talents and joyous enthusiasm make his concerts both memorable and inspiring. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Danilo is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz. He has led his own groups since the early '90s, and as bandleader has earned three Grammy nominations for his ebullient and innovative recordings. Motherland, was nominated for two Grammy Awards for "Best Latin Jazz Album," and also garnered his third win for "Best Jazz Album" from the prestigious Boston Music Awards. Motherland was named (as were his previous four releases) among the best albums of the year by such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Diego Tribune, Billboard and Jazz-Times. In 2002, he received a nomination from the Jazz Journalists Association for "Pianist of the Year." Currently, Perez serves as UNESCO Artist For Peace, Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival . In previous years, he served as Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF and Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: PAQUITO D'RIVERA - JAZZ MEETS THE CLASSICS

Paquito D'Rivera will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of numerous GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and for his achievements as a classical composer. The Cuban jazz reedman has recorded more than 30 solo albums and founded many acclaimed ensembles dedicated to celebrating Latin music, including the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D'Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet. While D'Rivera's discography reflects a passion for jazz, bebop, and Latin music, his contributions to classical music are significant as well, having performed as a soloist with orchestras like the London Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. These sets at Dizzy's Club will showcase D'Rivera at his best as Jazz Meets the Classics. 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.


BOSTON: THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL AT THE REGATTABAR

The Dustbowl Revival, a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930's to form a spicy roots cocktail, will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, June 19th at 7:30 pm. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Growing steadily from a small string band playing up and down the west coast (hundreds shows in the last two years), DBR has blossomed into a traveling collective featuring instrumentation that often includes fiddle, mandolin, trombone, clarinet, trumpet, banjo, accordion, tuba, pedal steel, drums, guitars, a bass made from a canoe oar, harmonica and plenty of washboard and kazoo for good luck. With an enthusiastic and growing national following, DBR released their first LP "You Can't Go Back To The Garden of Eden" to rave reviews. Their tune "Dan's Jam", received Americana Song Of The Year honors by the Independent Music Awards (Tom Waits, Ozzy Osbourne judging). The group has placed songs in several independent films and TV projects including "Made In China" (IFC) which won SXSW, and in an upcoming episode of FOX's AMERICAN IDOL. National radio play includes LA's KCRW and KCSN, Austin's KGSR, SF's KPFA and Seattle's taste-making KEXP. There is a $20 cover.


TORONTO: TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL: MARK McLEAN FEATURING KELLYLEE EVANS

One of the most dynamic and versatile studio and touring drummers in the jazz, R&B and pop realms over the past 15 years, Mark McLean, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, June 19th through 31st at 8:00 pm. McLean had a single criterion when it came time to expand his horizons beyond the groove and record his long awaited breakout as a powerhouse composer and lyricist: it had to Feel Alright. In an industry that often prefers pigeonholing to expansive creative expression, the multi-talented artist breaks all the rules on this eclectic 11 track CD, sharing his love for everything from old school soul, down and dirty blues/funk and traditional jazz to Southern folk-pop with a zydeco twist, Rat Pack-like swing, edgy pop/rock and New Orleans brass band music. While a complete one-eighty in vibe and vision, Feel Alright is the follow-up to McLean's acclaimed 2010 indie recording Playground, an all-instrumental showcase for his band of the same name whose tracks earned significant airplay on both traditional jazz and urban jazz stations. The new album is produced by Grammy winning engineer and producer Steve Bigas, well known for his previous work with Taj Mahal and Ziggy Marley and for his long association with Daniel Lanois. Tickets: $30 MUST BE PURCHASED FROM TICKETMASTER or by calling 1-855-985-5000.


TORONTO: "STARS ON 3RD" ON THE JAZZ CELLAR ROOFTOP PATIO

"Stars on Third" will perform on the beautiful 3rd floor "Jazz Cellar" lounge and rooftop patio at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursdays starting at 9:00 pm. The weekend starts early with featured entertainment by DJ Leo Love with live percussion by Peter B. Bring a friend and your dancing shoes if you'd like. No cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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WASHINGTON, DC: KARRIN ALLYSON AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Saturday, June 19th through 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Music lovers and critics have been shouting Allyson's name from the rooftops, marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonious and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. What unites this wide world of music - brings it together and makes sense of it all - is Karrin Allyson's warmth and depth. She's not just singing a lyric, she's telling you her story. And then that becomes your story. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: BRIA SKONBERG CD RELEASE SHOW

Bria Skonberg will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, June 19th at 8:00 pm as part of the release tour of her new album 'Into Your Own'. Bria got her start as a professional big band singer at age sixteen doubling on trumpet and has since performed as a bandleader and guest artist all over North America, Europe, China Japan. Since arriving in New York three years ago she has appeared in concert halls and clubs such as Symphony Space, Birdland, The Iridium, and Dizzy's among the likes of Nicholas Payton, Anat Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Bucky Pizzarelli and Scott Robinson. Bria focuses on innovating while honoring tradition: She has studied with Warren Vache, experimented with fuzz pedals and presented a gig fusing jazz and stand up comedy. Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and pursuit of worldwide adventure, she is creating a style all her own rooted in swampy New Orleans grooves, featuring world percussion and contemporary soul influenced vocals. She currently tours the world, headlining major clubs and festivals as well as programming music education workshops for all. There is an $18 cover.

CHICAGO: KAREN MASON AT DAVENPORT'S 2 WEEKENDS

Broadway & Cabaret's Karen Mason returns to her native Illinois and will be performing at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) where she will reprise her show "Secrets of the Ancient Divas" which pays homage to some of Karen's personal idols. She will be doing 6 performances - Thursday through Saturday, June 19th through 21st and Saturday through Monday, June 28th through 30th all at 8:00 pm except the Sunday show at 5:00 pm. She will perform the songs of such iconic singers as Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand, and more. There is a $37 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
Please note: cover/minimum information is taken from venue releases and website 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.
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LOS ANGELES: SALLY KELLERMAN AT THE GARDENIA

Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee for her most famous role as "Hot Lips Houlihan" in Robert Altman's 1970 classic film, M*A*S*H, Sally Kellerman brings her latest show, "The Eclectic Sally Kellerman," to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, June 19th at 9:00 pm. Miss Kellerman's acting range has been demonstrated in over 60 movies - 20 in which she starred - with leading men as diverse as Sir Laurence Olivier (A Little Romance) and Rodney Dangerfield (Back to School.) Her richly modulated, seductively velvety voice has also been put to good use in voice-over work, and serves her well in a newer phase of her career which allows her to follow her long time passion: singing. She returns to The Gardenia after a several year absence. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: 10,000 MANIACS AT YOSHI'S

The alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, June 19th at 8:00 pm. One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs were founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M. they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio. Writing and performing powerful, danceable and socially conscious original material in and around their hometown of Jamestown, New York the group toured extensively and produced two independently released records, Human Conflict Number Five ('82) and Secrets of the I Ching ('83) on their own Christian Burial Music label. By producing, manufacturing and marketing their own recordings 10,000 Maniacs were the original "indie" band before signing with Elektra Records and making The Wishing Chair in 1985 with producer Joe Boyd (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake). After touring extensive with REM and though out Europe John Lombardo left the band in July of 1986 and the band continued as a 5 piece. There is a $45-$69 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: CHRISTINA BIANCO IN "DIVA MOMENTS" AT FEINSTEIN'S

Acclaimed performer & YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco brings her versatile vocals and celebrity impressions to the West Coast and FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday & Friday, June 19th & 20th at 8:00 pm. Her show 'Diva Moments' is made up of songs that made divas out of the women who sang them. From Barbra Streisand to Celine Dion to Judy Garland, no celebrity is safe! Musical Direction is by Michael Orland. Praised for her work in Forbidden Broadway and Newsical The Musical, Drama Desk Award nominated actress Christina Bianco will perform these beloved songs in her own voice, as well as impersonating the great divas themselves! Song selections range from Broadway classics to well-known standards and popular hits, including: Somewhere Over The Rainbow, What Did I Have That I Don't Have, Last Dance and a few Forbidden Broadway gems. There is a $50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: ELAINE DELMAR AT CRAZY COQS

Elaine Delmar returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Brian Dee on piano and Simon Thorpe on bass. Elaine is one of the greatest female jazz vocalists to have come from these shores, with an innate understanding of her repertoire and an expression of dynamic simplicity. She builds each performance with sure- footed musicianship and thrills her audiences with her sublime delivery of gems from the great American Songbook. In her return shows at The Crazy Coqs, she will be singing some songs from her London and Broadway musical appearances, including Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, The Trolley Song and Begin the Beguine, Elaine has combined successfully singing with acting, notably in London shows such as Finians Rainbow, No Strings, Cowardy Custard and Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as Jerome Kern goes to Hollywood both in London and on Broadway.

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: CABARET CONFIDENTIAL AT THE PHEASANTRY

Cabaret Confidential, the hugely popular showcase now in its 8th year, returns to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday, June 19th at 8:30 pm. Host Jamie Anderson introduces a monthly line-up of rising stars from the musical theatre and cabaret scene in this sumptuous art-deco venue. This month the show features Emily Davis, Sarah Newbury, Miriam Reeves, and Frank Loman, with Tom Carradine at the piano. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: MARNIE KLAR PRESENTS 'HOME' AT DON'T TELL MAMA
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MARNIE KLAR brings her new show 'HOME' to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on 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: BARRET IS BACK ON RESTAURANT ROW

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

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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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: 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: TISH RABE & FRIENDS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Tish Rabe and Friends, a jazz quartet, will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, June 18th at 7:00 pm. Rabe ia a graduate of Ithaca College School of Music with a degree in Vocal Performance, She sings classic and contemporary jazz favorites by Natalie Cole, Diana Krall and Michael Buble. The band recently performed to a sell-out crowd at The Side Door Jazz Club and Ms. Rabe sings as a guest artist at local jazz festivals. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: AN EVENING OF SONGS WITH BARBARA LEVY DANIELS & HOUSTON PERSON

An Evening of Songs with Barbara Levy Daniels & Houston Person will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, June 18th at 9:30 pm. Barbara and Houston have recently recorded a CD of delightful jazz tunes, some of which will be heard on this night. Known for his distinctive and expressive style, tenor saxophonist Houston Person studied at South Carolina State College where in 1999 he was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. Houston has recorded over 100 albums, working with greats such as Bill Charlap, Lena Horne, Lou Rawls, Horace Silver and many other artists. Houston and Barbara were brought together by John di Martino, pianist, composer and arranger, who has recorded and performed with both artists. Jazz Vocalist Barbara Daniels was signed to a recording contract in 1958 when Barbara was 12-years-old. Known then as Barbara Lyons, she recorded several 45's, including "Dear Buddy", one of the first songs written by Carole King. She also recorded a children's album with Chubby Jackson, Woody Herman's bass player. In 1995, after raising a family, Barbara decided to return to her first love•singing good music. She recorded 2 CDs from1996 to 2005, performed at venues in the USA and also graced stages from Vietnam to Cuba. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS AT THE BEECHMAN

The Vaudevillians, last year's smash hit returns to New York at to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for a limited run, Sunday, June 15th through Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm (no show on Tuesday, June 17th). The Vaudevillians stars RuPaul's Drag Race sensation Jinkx Monsoon as "Kitty Witless" and accredited composer and musician Major Scales as Dr.Dan Von Dandy. The show has been retooled and contains some songs and material never performed in New York before! Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: JANE LYNCH IN 54 BELOW SOLO CONCERT BEBUT

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch comes to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday & Thursday, June 18th & 19th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, June 20th & 21st at 8:00 pm for her solo concert debut! Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee and her Broadway debut in Annie, Jane will now provide audiences at 54 Below with four unforgettable June nights. Jane began her theatrical career and developed her comic skills at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicago-land area. In addition to Glee, Jane's TV credits include Desperate Housewives and Weeds, as well as the final season of The L Word opposite Cybill Shepherd. She has had recurring roles on Two and a Half Men, where she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress, Criminal Minds and The New Adventures of Old Christine. With her wit and luminous stage presence, Jane served as the host for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Jane also has a long list of film credits, including Julie & Julia; Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show; Talladega Nights; The 40 Year Old Virgin; Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events; and many more. There is a $75-$85 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: AMY TOPOREK PRESENTS ONCE IN LOVE

Amy Toporek brings her highly anticipated solo debut show 'Once In Love" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, June 18th at 9:30 pm. Ms Toporekby has one of the most exciting voices in NYC. In addition to rave reviews on cabaret stages across the city, Amy has led the Hairspray tour as Tracy Turnblad and appeared in The Marvelous Wonderettes and Nunsense. At 54 Below, Amy will be channeling the women of our past, presenting the many sides of love and acceptance of ones status in life and ones own self. Ranging from Liza Minnelli to Nancy Wilson, this evening will take you back to the nightclubs of yesteryear as you rediscover and uncover some of the best tunes from the American Songbook. Backed by the 'Fantastically Nostalgic' 7 piece band, Dylan and the Glatthorns, Amy Toporek is set out to ring in her new day and reveal her take on the life and times of the NEW Modern American Woman. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MELISSA MANCHESTER AT THE CARLYLE

GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) with her show You Gotta Love The Life on Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 10th through 21st at 8:45 pm, with a late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. This is her Cafe Carlyle debut. She will perform a selection of hits spanning her career, along with several songs from her upcoming album. She will be joined on stage by Stephan Oberhoff (keyboard, guitar) and Susan Holder (vocals, percussion). There is a $25-$130 cover.

CABARET IN THE JAZZ CLUBS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: HARMONIE ENSEMBLE/NEW YORK

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 18th features the Harmonie Ensemble/New York. Steven Richman, conductor, presents the Lew Tabackin Trio "Adventures In Ellington". Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: THE RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Ravi Coltrane Quartet featuring: David Virelles (piano), Dezron Douglas (bass), and Kush Abadey (drums), will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. He may bear the name of jazz royalty, but saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of the legendary John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, sets his own course - his own style. His latest Blue Note Records CD, "Spirit Fiction," was produced by label mate and fellow saxophonist Joe Lovano. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT

The Danilo Perez/ John Patitucci/ Brian Blade Trio performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Grammy award winner Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Americas, folkloric and world music) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Danilo's abundant talents and joyous enthusiasm make his concerts both memorable and inspiring. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Danilo is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz. He has led his own groups since the early '90s, and as bandleader has earned three Grammy nominations for his ebullient and innovative recordings. Motherland, was nominated for two Grammy Awards for "Best Latin Jazz Album," and also garnered his third win for "Best Jazz Album" from the prestigious Boston Music Awards. Motherland was named (as were his previous four releases) among the best albums of the year by such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Diego Tribune, Billboard and Jazz-Times. In 2002, he received a nomination from the Jazz Journalists Association for "Pianist of the Year." Currently, Perez serves as UNESCO Artist For Peace, Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival . In previous years, he served as Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF and Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: PAQUITO D'RIVERA - JAZZ MEETS THE CLASSICS

Paquito D'Rivera will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of numerous GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and for his achievements as a classical composer. The Cuban jazz reedman has recorded more than 30 solo albums and founded many acclaimed ensembles dedicated to celebrating Latin music, including the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D'Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet. While D'Rivera's discography reflects a passion for jazz, bebop, and Latin music, his contributions to classical music are significant as well, having performed as a soloist with orchestras like the London Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. These sets at Dizzy's Club will showcase D'Rivera at his best as Jazz Meets the Classics. There is a $40-$45 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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BOSTON: CURTIS STIGERS AT THE REGATTABAR

Singer/ saxophonist/ songwriter Curtis Stigers will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, Jume 18th at 7:30 pm. He is joined by his band: Matthew Fries - Piano, Cliff Schmitt - Bass, Paul Wells - Drums, John "Scrapper" Sneider - Trumpet, and Bobby Sneider - Guitar. For two decades Stigers has demonstrated that the lines between jazz, pop, soul, rock, blues, and even country are not as clearly defined as they may seem. Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Stigers spent his school years playing drums in rock bands and studying clarinet and saxophone at school - two instruments that awakened his jazz sensibilities at an early age. During his teenage years, he sat in regularly with legendary jazz pianist Gene Harris, who held weekly jam sessions at a local club in Boise. Since 2001, Stigers has been recording with the Concord Jazz label, which in April 2014 released "Hooray for Love" his 11th studio album (his 8th for Concort Jazz) of great America Songbook upbeat love songs. Stigers has spent the past several years cementing his reputation as a formidable jazz singer - one who recognizes the value of the story within the song, and the countless ways in which that story can be told. There is a $25 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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WASHINGTON, DC: GEORGE COLLIGAN AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz pianist George Colligan will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, June 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Colligan is a New York based pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader, who is one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/ Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player, Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). He has released 24 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: CURTIS SALGADO AT BETHESDA BLUES

Award-winning vocalist/ songwriter/ harmonica icon Curtis Salgado will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, June 18th at 7:30 pm. Salgado sings and plays with soulful authority, never giving less than 100 percent. Salgado's been perfecting his craft since he first began playing professionally in the late 1960s. He fronted his own group, The Nighthawks, inspired John Belushi to create The Blues Brothers, was co-star of The Robert Cray Band and sang and toured with Roomful Of Blues. He released his first of eight solo albums in 1991, hitting the road hard year after year. Salgado and his band toured with The Steve Miller Band and Curtis spent a summer singing with Santana before being sidelined by serious health issues in 2006. He's battled all the way back, and, after a full and complete recovery, has been tearing up concert stages all over the country. Winner of the 2010 and 2012 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year, Salgado effortlessly mixes blues, funk and R&B with a delivery that is raw and heartfelt. He moves with ease from the tenderest ballads to the most full-throated stompers. There is a $15 cover.


CHICAGO: BETWEEN US FRIENDS WITH JIM JARRELL

Jim Jarrell will bring his show 'Between Us Friends!' to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Wednesday, June 18th at 8:00 pm. Candice Kraus will be at the piano 'Between Us Friends! is a charming one-man show featuring a goldmine of Broadway musical theatre songs and anecdotes, with just enough gay to keep it light and fun. Inspired by comedic author and essayist David Sedaris and Broadway legend Bea Arthur, this cabaret act blends a combination of stories, jokes, and a whole lot of show tune sweetness to set the stage for an old fashioned gab-fest ... between us friends! Call for cover/minimum information.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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SAN FRANCISCO: ZARA McFARLANE AT YOSHI'S

Jamaican-British soul-jazz chanteuse Zara McFarlane is making debut U.S. tour in support of her CD 'If You Knew Her' (Brownswood Recordings, 2014) and will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, June 18th at 8:00 pm. Zara McFarlane is part of a new generation of young singers bringing a fresh perspective to the vocal jazz game. There is a $20 cover.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: ELAINE DELMAR AT CRAZY COQS

Elaine Delmar returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Brian Dee on piano and Simon Thorpe on bass. Elaine is one of the greatest female jazz vocalists to have come from these shores, with an innate understanding of her repertoire and an expression of dynamic simplicity. She builds each performance with sure- footed musicianship and thrills her audiences with her sublime delivery of gems from the great American Songbook. In her return shows at The Crazy Coqs, she will be singing some songs from her London and Broadway musical appearances, including Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, The Trolley Song and Begin the Beguine, Elaine has combined successfully singing with acting, notably in London shows such as Finians Rainbow, No Strings, Cowardy Custard and Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as Jerome Kern goes to Hollywood both in London and on Broadway.

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

Cabaret trailblazer Paul L Martin introduces a host of talented students - both past and present - from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Wednesday, June 18th at 8:30 pm. The show is an evening of music, comedy and song with Musical Direction from Simon Sharp. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BARRET IS BACK ON RESTAURANT ROW

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

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


NYC: 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: 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: STEARNS MATTHEWS PRESENTS A "SNEAK PEEK" OF HIS DEBUT ALBUM

Stearns Matthews, three-time MAC Award nominee, will bring his show "Sneak Peek" to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thuesday, June 17th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, June 21st at 4:30 pm. Stearns has appeared twice at the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Annual Cabaret Convention at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and was the first-ever first runner-up in the Metropolitan Room's MetroStar Talent Challenge in 2008. After raising $17,000 in a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2013, Stearns has been hard at work with musical director Christopher Denny and producer Paul Rolnick on producing his debut album, due out in the autumn of 2014. But Stearns just couldn't stand to wait that long to unveil the arrangements on the album - that's where SNEAK PEEK comes in. The show will feature some (not all this is just a peek!) of the songs from the album as well as a few tunes that didn't make the cut due to time constraints. Consider this the "Special Features" section on the DVD: bits from the cutting room floor, commentary from the artist, and an all-around good time. Theatre composers Stephen Schwartz, Richard Rodgers, and Harold Arlen will all be represented, as well as some from the popular end of the spectrum, like Roger Miller, Burt Bacharach, and Don Gibson. Crafted together with Christopher Denny, the arrangements are at times lush and romantic, at others rousing and exhilarating. Lennie Watts directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CHRIS DILLEY IN CONCERT!

Featuring his soaring tenor, eclectic music choices, and energetic stage presence, Chris Dilley brings an intimate and fabulous night of music to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 pm, in his first NYC concert in 4 years! Chris has spent the last few years traveling the world with international a cappella sensation Voca People. Performing both the roles of Tenoro and Bari-Tone, Chris has performed with Voca People on stages in Paris, Dubai, Singapore, Costa Rica, Chile, Malta and cities throughout France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico and the USA. With the group, he has appeared on several international TV shows, including as a featured guest on France and China's versions of NBC's "The Sing Off". Chris also created the role of Trampolina with dragapella beautyshop quartet The Kinsey Sicks. He performed with The Kinsey Sicks for 9 years throughout the U.S. and the world, including in a Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway run at Studio 54, and an extended run in Las Vegas. He wrote many of the group's vocal arrangements, and appears on five of their CDs and in their two feature films. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TAMARA TUNIE CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF PITTSBURGH

Tamara Tunie celebrates the music of the legendary artists that hail from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: the city of Three Rivers at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, June 17th at 7:00 pm. From Lena Horne and Henry Mancini to Phyllis Hyman and George Benson, Tamara will celebrate the variety of composers and singers in two concerts at 54 Below. Known for her starring roles in films such as Flight with Denzel Washington, television series like Law & Order: SVU and the Sundance Channel's The Red Road, and on Broadway in Julius Caesar and Dreamgirls, Ms. Tunie holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University. She has performed in jazz concerts at the Allen Room/Jazz at Lincoln Center and Feinstein's with incomparable musicians such as Mike Renzi, Ted Firth and Roger Humphries. She has also performed for the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Town Hall and at Symphony Space, bringing down the house with music from Billie Holiday to Cole Porter. Her performances in "All That's Jazz" have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Penn State University/ Allegheny County's Student Scholarship Fund. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SARAH DASHEW AT 54 BELOW

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Sarah Dashew will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, June 17th at 9:30 pm. With her smoky vocal style and signature blonde curls, Sarah has rapidly carved out her own niche in the music scene. Her music is highly relatable - balancing strength and vulnerability, depth and whimsy - and exudes Dashew's spirit and personality in every lyric and melody. Drawing upon influences as diverse as James Taylor and Prince, her unique style walks a fine line between folk, pop, country and soul. Intensely vulnerable and physical on stage, Sarah pulls the audience in with her incredible live performance; locking eyes, her hair whipping every which way as she lives her songs and invites you in to do the same. Sarah grew up sailing the high seas with her family (her dad is a boat designer), and acknowledged music as her calling after seeing a gospel concert in college. Mentored and developed by legendary producer Chuck Plotkin (Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan), Dashew has garnered unanimous critical praise both for her recordings and live shows. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS AT THE BEECHMAN

The Vaudevillians, last year's smash hit returns to New York at to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for a limited run, Sunday, June 15th through Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm (no show on Tuesday, June 17th). The Vaudevillians stars RuPaul's Drag Race sensation Jinkx Monsoon as "Kitty Witless" and accredited composer and musician Major Scales as Dr.Dan Von Dandy. The show has been retooled and contains some songs and material never performed in New York before! Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: MELISSA MANCHESTER AT THE CARLYLE

GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) with her show You Gotta Love The Life on Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 10th through 21st at 8:45 pm, with a late show on Saturdays at 10:45 pm. This is her Cafe Carlyle debut. She will perform a selection of hits spanning her career, along with several songs from her upcoming album. She will be joined on stage by Stephan Oberhoff (keyboard, guitar) and Susan Holder (vocals, percussion). There is a $25-$130 cover

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

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

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: THE RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Ravi Coltrane Quartet featuring: David Virelles (piano), Dezron Douglas (bass), and Kush Abadey (drums), will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. He may bear the name of jazz royalty, but saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of the legendary John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, sets his own course - his own style. His latest Blue Note Records CD, "Spirit Fiction," was produced by label mate and fellow saxophonist Joe Lovano. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT

The Danilo Perez/ John Patitucci/ Brian Blade Trio performs at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Grammy award winner Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Americas, folkloric and world music) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Danilo's abundant talents and joyous enthusiasm make his concerts both memorable and inspiring. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Danilo is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz. He has led his own groups since the early '90s, and as bandleader has earned three Grammy nominations for his ebullient and innovative recordings. Motherland, was nominated for two Grammy Awards for "Best Latin Jazz Album," and also garnered his third win for "Best Jazz Album" from the prestigious Boston Music Awards. Motherland was named (as were his previous four releases) among the best albums of the year by such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Diego Tribune, Billboard and Jazz-Times. In 2002, he received a nomination from the Jazz Journalists Association for "Pianist of the Year." Currently, Perez serves as UNESCO Artist For Peace, Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival . In previous years, he served as Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF and Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: PAQUITO D'RIVERA - JAZZ MEETS THE CLASSICS

Paquito D'Rivera will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Sunday, June 17th through 22nd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of numerous GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and for his achievements as a classical composer. The Cuban jazz reedman has recorded more than 30 solo albums and founded many acclaimed ensembles dedicated to celebrating Latin music, including the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D'Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D'Rivera Quintet. While D'Rivera's discography reflects a passion for jazz, bebop, and Latin music, his contributions to classical music are significant as well, having performed as a soloist with orchestras like the London Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. These sets at Dizzy's Club will showcase D'Rivera at his best as Jazz Meets the Classics. There is a $40-$45 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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TORONTO: OL' BLUES EYES: ADI BRAUN AND ANDREW TEES SALUTE FRANK SINATRA

Jazz vocalists Adi Braun & Andrew Tees salute Frank Sinatra in their show "Ol' Blue Eyes" at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, June 17th at 8:00 pm. Canadian Jazz Vocalist and 2007 MAC Award Nominee (Best Major Jazz Vocalist) Adi Braun has a long list of cabaret, concert and theatre successes to her credit. She has performed in every major jazz and concert venue in Toronto, has toured Canada, the United States and Europe, and released four critically acclaimed CDs, Delishious, The Rules of the Game, Live at the Metropolitan Room, and her latest offering Canadian Scenes I featuring all original material. Andrew Tees is one of Canada's most sought after singers. Hailed for the beauty and richness of his voice and praised for the infectious joy that he brings to every performance, Andrew has been heard from coast to coast in opera, oratorio and pops. He has sung with the Toronto Symphony, the National Arts Center Orchestra, Windsor Symphony, Oakville Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic, Oshawa Symphony, and Guelph Symphony. They are joined by David Restivo - piano, Ross MacIntyre - bass, and Daniel Barnes - drums. There is a $20 cover.

TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: ALEX ERNEWEIN

Alex Ernewein will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, June 17th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Alex was born in 1993 and grew up on a farm near Innerkip, Ontario. Having a keen interest in music his whole life, he taught himself the piano at age 8. He especially immersed himself in jazz music, performing at various venues across Ontario, and by the time he was 14 he released his self-titled debut jazz album. After this, his musical pursuits broadened to the likes of folk and post-rock music. Using several different instruments instead of just the piano, Ernewein began performing a new style of music that was very well recieved. This music was a radical change in direction from his earlier works, the most notable difference being his singing. After playing this new material at several concerts, he finished working on an album of completely original material. This album features him playing nearly every instrument as well as singing; it was released in May 2011. Since then he has moved to Toronto and is currently playing all around the city, both in the studio and on the stage. Backing up a wide array of artist that all differ stylistically, Ernewein is quickly emerging in the scene as one of the cities most versatile and proficient keyboard players. No cover charge.

CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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WASHINGTON, DC: ALLYN JOHNSON TUESDAYS IN JUNE

Jazz pianist Allyn Johnson takes up residence at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Tuesdays in June with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. A native Washingtonian, Johnson is a multi-talented musician, composer, arranger and producer whose trademark sound gives brilliance and fortitude to the art of jazz improvisation. Allyn, a prodigy who began playing piano at the tender age of five, got his start playing piano for the youth choir in his uncle's church. There he honed his inner musical gift. While a student at the University of the District of Columbia, Allyn was mentored by the late great jazz legend Calvin Jones, a venerable figure in the international jazz community. At UDC, Allyn was the first recipient of the Felix. E Grant Scholarship Award in jazz performance. He graduated magna cum laude from UDC in 1997 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies. Now Allyn has served for more than six years as an adjunct professor of music and assistant director of the Jazz Studies program before succeeding Jones as the director in 2005. There is a $10 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: AZANIA AT BLUES ALLEY

Azania will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, June 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Few people are born with the gift of instantly touching people's hearts with their voice. Azania is one of them. Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, this award-winning, multi-cultural artist was born and raised in the U.S. & in Geneva, Switzerland. From the age of 6 she knew that singing was her calling. Azania's captivating voice, powerful energy and positive charisma make her a phenomenal performer and a joy to see on stage. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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SAN FRANCISCO: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND

The Tommy Igoe Big Band celebrates Ray Charles Night on Tuesday, June 17th at 8:00 pm at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600). .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.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: ELAINE DELMAR AT CRAZY COQS

Elaine Delmar returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 17th through 21st at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Brian Dee on piano and Simon Thorpe on bass. Elaine is one of the greatest female jazz vocalists to have come from these shores, with an innate understanding of her repertoire and an expression of dynamic simplicity. She builds each performance with sure- footed musicianship and thrills her audiences with her sublime delivery of gems from the great American Songbook. In her return shows at The Crazy Coqs, she will be singing some songs from her London and Broadway musical appearances, including Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, The Trolley Song and Begin the Beguine, Elaine has combined successfully singing with acting, notably in London shows such as Finians Rainbow, No Strings, Cowardy Custard and Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as Jerome Kern goes to Hollywood both in London and on Broadway.

LONDON: KEVIN AHART AT THE PHEASANTRY

Kevin Ahart will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, June 17th at 8:30 pm. Kevin is from Austin, TX, but he traded in his cowboy boots for a tuxedo at the age of five. A one-time golf pro turned jazz singer: he swapped a promising career at the golf course for a life making great jazz music in the tradition of one of his idols from the past: Frank, Tony or Nat King Cole. Kevin Ahart is no stranger to endorsements from jazz royalty. For his debut album, Let's Take the World, Kevin worked with Jeff Franzel who in the past has accompanied Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Mel Torme. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: BARRET IS BACK ON RESTAURANT ROW

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

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: BARRET IS BACK ON RESTAURANT ROW

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

NYC: TINATIN JAPARIDZE & TIMOTHY GRAPHENREED: INSIDE MATRYOSHKA: THE MUSICAL

Tinatin Japaridze & Timothy Graphenreed present Inside Matryoshka: The Musical at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, June 16th at 9:30 pm. Inside "Matryoshka: The Musical" is an evening of exploring the friendship between a seasoned mentor and a young girl with a dream. One Russian. One American. They're not supposed to be able to work things out but Tinatin and Timothy not only work brilliantly together, they have written a musical about how a Russian nesting doll rebuilt an American dream. Timothy Graphenreed (Performer/Writer/Pianist) is best known for composing "The Tornado," and "Emerald City Ballet" in the Mega Broadway hit "The Wiz". This year he celebrates 40 years in show biz with 5 major Broadway shows under his belt. Tinatin Japaridze (Artist/Composer) is an acclaimed Georgian born vocalist, songwriter, author, journalist and radio personality. In 2009, her composition "Is It True" was the runner-up at the prestigious Eurovision Song Contest, hailed as the #1 Eurovision Song in the history of the contest, earning Tinatin her first pan-European hit. She subsequently signed a worldwide deal with Kobalt Publishing, one of the leading music publishers and home to Lionel Richie, Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CAPATHIA JENKINS IS ... MORE WOMAN THAN YOU KNOW

From Brooklyn to Broadway The "Just a Piano Concert Series" presents an evening with one of Broadway's most dynamic talents, Capathia Jenkins, at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Monday, June 16th at 9:30 pm in her show Capathia Jenkins is ... More Woman Than You Know. New York City knows the talent of Capathia Jenkins for her many Broadway shows. Her family and friends know her as a funny, loving and generous human being. The rest of the world knows her as an amazing singer and humanitarian. Capathia Jenkins and Michael O. Mitchell on piano will teach you more than you know about one of Broadway's rising stars. Join her as she takes you on a musical journey from Brooklyn to Broadway. One woman's experience in knowing, showing and growing - to be more. Directed by Ted Louis Levy. Since 2006 the Just A Piano Series has presented top recording artists, Broadway stars, and Tony and Grammy Award Winners in a beautiful intimate setting.


NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS AT THE BEECHMAN

The Vaudevillians, last year's smash hit returns to New York at to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for a limited run, Sunday, June 15th through Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm (no show on Tuesday, June 17th). The Vaudevillians stars RuPaul's Drag Race sensation Jinkx Monsoon as "Kitty Witless" and accredited composer and musician Major Scales as Dr.Dan Von Dandy. The show has been retooled and contains some songs and material never performed in New York before! Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY IN CONCERT

An all-star concert version of Paul Scott Goodman's rock musical Bright Lights, Big City, based on the novel by Jay McInerney will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, June 16th with performances at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Bright Lights, Big City follows a week in the life of Jamie, a successful young writer who loses himself in the chaos of 1980s New York City. The concert will star Colin Donnell, Matt Doyle, original cast member AnnMarie Milazzo, Natalie Cortez, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Alice Ripley. The musical's original director, Michael Greif, will be at the helm. This will be the first NYC performance of Bright Lights, Big City since 2002. The musical was originally produced at New York Theatre Workshop in 1999. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: EMILY KRON: CANVAS AT 54 BELOW

Emily Kron: Canvas will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, June 16th at 11:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night series. The show features a host of beautifully talented vocalists and musicians performing an array of styles harking back to 90s female pop angst, sultry female jazz vocals, classical musical theater songs reinvented, and much more! Additional performances by Peter Albrink, Casey Donahue, Ming Aldrich Gan, Justin Graves, Charlie Hely, Catherine McCarthy, Karel Ruzicka and more. Emily Kron has been singing since she was a wee little thing. Trained classically by the legendary Marni Nixon, Emily fell in love with an array of musical styles right away and began collecting inspiration from the infinite well of artists in her grasp. She has performed in theater and musical theater performances all over the city, at venues such as The Cherry Lane, LaMaMa, NYTW, Ars Nova and at several top-teir regional theaters in the country. She has also performed in live concert and cabaret acts at Ars Nova, The Highline Ballroom the Metropolitan Room, the Red Lion, and BB King! Emily Kron: Canvas is the artistic love child of Emily Kron and Claire Graves. Emily and Claire established their collaborative kinship at Middlebury College, while working on their senior acting thesis, where they discovered a deep creative bond. There is a $10 cover plus a $20 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.

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

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

NYC: "THE ENSEMBLIST" WITH NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE & MO BRADY

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presents "The Ensemblist" live on the historic stage at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, June 16 at 7pm. The Ensemblist, the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, comes to the legendary Birdland Jazz Club to celebrate its first anniversary with a special live show! Hosts Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone have invited some of their favorite Broadway performers to the stage to celebrate their ensemblist experiences. Not only will each guest be interviewed live, they'll strut their stuff with special performances as well! Guests include: Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli, Ariana Debose, Rachel Bay Jones, Alysha Umphress, Daniel Watts, and a special appearance by The Skivvies: Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina. Mo Brady made his Broadway debut as the pumpkin pants-clad Conquistador in The Addams Family, where he also covered the role of Lucas Bieneke. On the second season of NBC's SMASH, he played Gabe, one of the performers in Hit List. Los Angeles native Nikka Graff Lanzarone first burst onto the Broadway scene as Marisa (the icy fiance with a penchant for gazpacho and super long naps) in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. She also had the extraordinary honor to play Velma Kelly in the current revival of Chicago on Broadway. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: ANDY BEY - SOLO

Andy Bey will perform solo at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, June 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Bey has been hailed as a cultural phenomenon, and has been applauded by the tastemakers of contemporary music. From Pharrell Williams to Mos Def, and Jamie Cullum, Andy Bey has become an icon for the next generation, many of whom attend his performances not only for the pure pleasure, but also for enlightenment at the feet of a master. On his CD release Ain't Necessarily So Bey brought the energy of live performance to compositions by the gods of American Songwriting. Andy Bey will have a new, Solo CD, to be released on HighNote Records June, 2013. "The World According To Andy Bey," will surely be a treasure the world will embrace. Insiders have always known about Andy Bey. Given his limited output of studio recordings, live performances were the source of Bey's reputation as singer. Andy Bey's live performance makes the point that the best performers raise the standards by drawing more from a song than the obvious. At 67 Andy Bey is one of the last major performers with a personal connection to the era. But he refuses to be bound by precedent. He invests these eight songs with an accumulation of musical sensibilities that make them sound as if they were born yesterday. The songs may be standards, but the interpretations are by no means routine. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO: MELISSA ALDANA & CRASH TRIO CD RELEASE

Chilean tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana will release her latest CD at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, June 16th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Melissa made history in 2013 as the first female instrumentalist to win 1st place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. After receiving the Berklee Presidential Scholarship in 2007 and graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2009, Aldana moved to New York City, where she quickly became a part of its jazz scene. She has performed at venues like the Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Iridium, Smalls, and Birdland. Her first two albums were critically acclaimed, and Aldana recently won the Altazor Award in Chile for Best Jazz Record of 2012. Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15 pm on http://www.jalc.org/live. WBGO is proud to partner once again with Dizzy's Club on Monday Nights with WBGO. The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the area's great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton. There is a $25 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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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: PHIL FRENCH AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Phil French will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, June 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Phil's lifelong passion for music started at the age of 10, which is when he began formal saxophone training in the Maryland public school system. He honed skills while playing at Shiloh Church of God 7th Day in Hyattsville, Maryland. As a youth, Phil continued to play his saxophone in both Christian and secular arenas. Phil has had the experience of performing with many talented individuals including: the late Grover Washington Jr., the late Stanley Turrentine, Pieces of a Dream, Marion Meadows, Norman Connors, Brian McKnight, the late Ollie Woodson formerly of the Temptations, the Clark Sisters, The Winans, Fred Hammond, and Richard Smallwood. He's also recorded on albums with Ben Tankard, Alvin Nesbitt, and Amos Davis. For four years Phil was a band member and music director for the Grammy Award winner Yolanda Adams. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: CHARLIE BICKNELL AT CRAZY COQS

Charlie Bicknell will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Mondays, June 16th & 23rd at 8:00 pm. Bicknell is a force to be reckoned with; dynamic, witty and tempestuous. In an evening of darkly comic, twisted songs and shockingly stark, black humour, she delivers a funny and deeply moving set of songs ranging from original material to that by Tim Minchin, Dresden Dolls, Corky & the Juice Pigs and Jacques Brel. Charlie Bicknell trained as an actress, appearing in leading roles in London's West End, The Royal National Theatre, Chichester and many other theatres, and as 'Delilah' in BBC2's cult TV series This Life, among many other TV and film roles. She morphed into a cabaret singer after playing the role of such a character and stuck with it. Charlie has since performed all over the world. Charlie is also one of the only singing aerialists in the UK. Featuring the outstanding and unusually funny operatic diva Louise Innes, the indispensible David Harrod and Jamie Fisher. Call for cover/minimum information.

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