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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
JUNE 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR JUNE 23, 2014 THROUGH JUNE 29, 2014


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NYC: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO "ON THE SUNNY SIDE"

Award-winning artists Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary later this summer, but first they bring their show "On The Sunny Side" to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sunday, June 29th at 6:00 pm. Sultry, swinging and surprising, they'll turn Sunday supper at Birdland into a fabulous party where the stories are as great as the music. Their electrifying combination of warmth, wit, swing and sensuality have made them the nightclub world's most celebrated team, are every bit as entertaining as they are musically savvy. The multiple MAC, Bistro and New York Nightlife Award winners (they were honored with the 2013 MAC award for Major Duo Artists of the Year) are regular performers at New York's most prestigious clubs and concert halls. Although they've been compared to Nick and Nora, Fred and Ginger, and Lunt and Fontanne, the "golden couple's" style is all their own, with a wide choice of material that brings the generations together. Whether the song is by Cole Porter or Paul Simon, Duke Ellington or Joni Mitchell, Comstock and Fasano make it fresh and new, and their audiences feel they've been to a terrific party where the music and the stories have been equally great. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

N.Y. STATE: ECHOING BACK: THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER

Fort Salem Theater once again provides a launching pad for new musical material as Broadway dance guru Karin Baker (42nd Street, Me and My Girl) introduces to the world-at-large her new concert salute to Broadway and Hollywood songwriter Johnny Mercer, in her show 'Echoing Back: The Songs of Johnny Mercer' at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) for one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 29th at 2:00 pm. Born in 1909 in Savannah, Georgia, Johnny Mercer wrote lyrics prodigiously from the 1930's to the 1970's, winning four Original Song Academy Awards and scoring dozens of recognizable hits. His Oscar songs, "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" (1946), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951), "Moon River" (1961), and "The Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) only begin to document Mercer's lasting effect on pop music in the twentieth century. Whether it was his early Hollywood lyric collaborations with Richard Whiting ("Too Marvelous for Words" and "Hooray for Hollywood") or his bi-coastal collaborations with Harold Arlen ("Blues in the Night," "Old Black Magic," "One for My Baby," "Come Rain or Come Shine"), or his own music and lyrics in "Dream," "I Wanna Be Around," and "G.I. Jive," his songs illustrate how an era's music could reflect a smoldering sensuality that bespeaks a romanticism unequaled in our modern era of blatantly obscene lyrics. Karin Baker has taken these songs and more written by Johnny Mercer and woven them into a performance of song and dance with three Broadway performers and Fort Salem's own artistic director, Jay Kerr, featuring Granville CSD music teacher Tim Patrick on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

PALM SPRINGS, CA: JANE KINSEY MAKES HER DESERT DEBUT

Singer and actor Jane Kinsey's hit one-woman musical cabaret show "The Kinsey Report: The Doctor Is In" will make it's desert debut at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, June 29th at 2:00 pm as part of Les Michaels' Sundays In Summer Series. This show, which highlights the neuroses of various patients through an eclectic mix of songs along with some very clever patter, has been playing to sold out audiences throughout the Los Angeles area with glowing reviews. "The Kinsey Report: The Doctor Is In" was conceived by Jane Kinsey because of her shared last name with the author of the famous sex therapy book published in 1948. Along with co-writer and director Clifford Bell, they selected songs that could fit the various conditions found in the book such as Screw Loose from "Cry-Baby The Musical", I'm Tired from Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles", Another Mr. Right Left by Jonathan Sheffer & David Zippel, Carol Hall's My Empty Next, and I Don't Want To Be Somebody Else by Kathie Lee Gifford & David Friedman, and more, plus a few songs from the musical "Hats", in which Jane spent the good part of a year performing in Las Vegas. Joining Jane will be her musical director Tim Butterworth on the baby grand piano. There is an $11 cover - cash at the door.



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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: NILSON MATTA'S BRAZILIAN VOYAGE

2009 Grammy nominee Nilson Matta will present his Brazilian Voyage at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Sunday, Jun 29th at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm as part of the club's Sunday Jazz Brunch series. Matta has been a creative force in the evolution and popularity of Brazilian Jazz in the United States. Not long after he came to New York in 1985, he was performing and recording with Grammy-winning jazz greats Joe Henderson, Don Pullen, Kenny Barron, Bob Mintzer and Randy Brecker, as well as Herbie Mann, Lee Konitz and Mark Murphy. Drawing from these collaborations, and from his work with Brazilian luminaries such as Hermeto Pascoal, Joao Gilberto, Luis Bonfa, and Johnny Alf in Brazil, (to name a few), Matta has developed his own musical signature making him a first-call bass player of Brazilian music and jazz musicians. It's not surprising therefore, that when Yo Yo Ma sought band members for his Brazilian project, Nilson was the obvious choice for bass. Their recording of two Grammy CDs (Obrigado Brazil and Brazil - Live in Concert) prompted a two-year worldwide tour touching every corner of the globe. There is a $35 cover. **Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**


TORONTO: THE PICTURE OF HAPPINESS: BRAD HAMPTON AND PATTI LOACH

Brad Hampton And Patti Loach present 'The Picture of Happiness' at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, June 29th at 12:30 pm as part of the club's Sunday Jazz Brunch series. The Picture of Happiness tells the true story of an old photograph that actor-singer Brad Hampton discovers in his grandmother's basement when he is just twenty-three years old. Hidden away for decades, the photo, taken just before WWII, is of two soldiers sitting together on a picnic blanket. Smiling, with their arms around each other, the two young men are the picture of happiness. Brad knows that one of the men in the photograph is his grandfather, Bill. When he asks his mother who the other man is, she says, "We don't talk about it. We never talk about it." Over the course of a funny, moving and intimate hour, Brad makes the connection between his life today and the life his grandfather lived in 1943. Directed by Rae Ellen Bodie, Brad and pianist Patti Loach lovingly and hilariously depict a colourful cast of characters through storytelling and songs from the worlds of contemporary cabaret and musical theatre. There is a $25 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: 54 SINGS TELL ME ON A SUNDAY

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most intimate musical comes alive at at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, June 29th when some of Broadway's most fabulous ladies take on the tunes made famous by Bernadette Peters in the original Broadway production. Performances are at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Unexpected Song, Nothing Like You've Ever Known & of course, Tell Me on a Sunday are just a few of the treasures in this prodigious musical. Be there when 54 Below delves into this incomparable show! Cast: Donna Vivino, Lesli Margherita, Shayna Steele, Andrea Burns, Kelli Rabke and Jessica Vosk. There is a $50-$70 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": ANNUAL JUDY GARLAND SHOW
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .

CABARET IN THE JAZZ CLUBS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO "ON THE SUNNY SIDE"

Award-winning artists Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary later this summer, but first they bring their show "On The Sunny Side" to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sunday, June 29th at 6:00 pm. Sultry, swinging and surprising, they'll turn Sunday supper at Birdland into a fabulous party where the stories are as great as the music. Their electrifying combination of warmth, wit, swing and sensuality have made them the nightclub world's most celebrated team, are every bit as entertaining as they are musically savvy. The multiple MAC, Bistro and New York Nightlife Award winners (they were honored with the 2013 MAC award for Major Duo Artists of the Year) are regular performers at New York's most prestigious clubs and concert halls. Although they've been compared to Nick and Nora, Fred and Ginger, and Lunt and Fontanne, the "golden couple's" style is all their own, with a wide choice of material that brings the generations together. Whether the song is by Cole Porter or Paul Simon, Duke Ellington or Joni Mitchell, Comstock and Fasano make it fresh and new, and their audiences feel they've been to a terrific party where the music and the stories have been equally great. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA SUNDAYS

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

NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT

Hiromi Uehara, along with Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips, bringa "Hiromi: The Trio Project" to THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592)on Wednesday through Sunday, June 25th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara, whose passionate and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on the jazz landscape since her 2003 debut, believes that the voice that never speaks can sometimes be the most powerful of all. Her newest release, a nine-song trio recording simply titled Voice, expresses a range of human emotions without the aid of a single lyric. Voice is set for a June 7, 2011, release on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group. Although a mesmerizing instrumentalist in her own right, Hiromi enlists the aid of two equally formidable players for this project - bassist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, The O'Jays, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, Jack Bruce). Jackson had previously played on a couple tracks from each of Hiromi's first two albums - Another Mind in 2003 and Brain in 2004 - but they had never recorded an entire album together. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: AZAR LAWRENCE AT DIZZY'S

Saxophonist Azar Lawrence will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595)on Thursday through Sunday, June 26th through 29th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm.He is joined by Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; Benito Gonzalez, piano; Eddie Henderson, trumpet; and Essiet Essiet, bass. Azar Lawrence approaches music with spiritual reverence. Through the course of his career, which began in his teens, Lawrence has performed with numerous music luminaries, including McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, and Earth, Wind & Fire. There is a $35-$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.


N.Y. STATE: ECHOING BACK: THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER

Fort Salem Theater once again provides a launching pad for new musical material as Broadway dance guru Karin Baker (42nd Street, Me and My Girl) introduces to the world-at-large her new concert salute to Broadway and Hollywood songwriter Johnny Mercer, in her show 'Echoing Back: The Songs of Johnny Mercer' at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) for one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 29th at 2:00 pm. Born in 1909 in Savannah, Georgia, Johnny Mercer wrote lyrics prodigiously from the 1930's to the 1970's, winning four Original Song Academy Awards and scoring dozens of recognizable hits. His Oscar songs, "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" (1946), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951), "Moon River" (1961), and "The Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) only begin to document Mercer's lasting effect on pop music in the twentieth century. Whether it was his early Hollywood lyric collaborations with Richard Whiting ("Too Marvelous for Words" and "Hooray for Hollywood") or his bi-coastal collaborations with Harold Arlen ("Blues in the Night," "Old Black Magic," "One for My Baby," "Come Rain or Come Shine"), or his own music and lyrics in "Dream," "I Wanna Be Around," and "G.I. Jive," his songs illustrate how an era's music could reflect a smoldering sensuality that bespeaks a romanticism unequaled in our modern era of blatantly obscene lyrics. Karin Baker has taken these songs and more written by Johnny Mercer and woven them into a performance of song and dance with three Broadway performers and Fort Salem's own artistic director, Jay Kerr, featuring Granville CSD music teacher Tim Patrick on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

PITTSFIELD, MA: FYVUSH FINKEL

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 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm will fearture FYVUSH FINKEL featuring Emmy Award-winning (TVs Picket Fences) stage and screen legend Fyvush Finkel, who will celebrate the great songs and humor of show business. The 91-year old Finkel offers a first-hand account of his incredible career from Second Avenue to television stardom. Tickets are $45.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO'S SALUTE TO WORLD PRIDE: SAMARAS, DAVIDSON & AUCOIN

As a SALUTE TO WORLD PRIDE Toronto's THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) has invited three extremely talented and distinct singers and musicians that rarely share the same stage, Alex Samaras, Charles Davidson and Ghislain Aucoin, on Sunday, June 29th at 7:00 pm. From Legrand to Streisand, from Sondheim to Jerry Herman and Francoise Hardy to Noel Coward, this will be a rare and wonderful celebration of song you will not want to miss. Alex Samaras is quickly becoming one of Canada's leading vocalists in the jazz and new music scene. Alex has blended his love for Jazz and Music Theatre in works that have garnered rave reviews and with stand the passing of time like "The Sondheim Jazz Project. From Bach to Sondheim, Handel to Lloyd Webber, Charles Davidson brings a dynamic stage presence and exciting tenor voice to the stage. He also is also at home singing the Noel Coward Songbook, standards and songs from " Grand Hotel", "La Cage aux Folles" or "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in which he played the lead. Acadian, bilingual "Boy-Wonder" Ghislain Aucoin is equally at ease in the jazz, pop, music theatre and rock worlds. Sought after by established singer-composers like Judith Lander and Nancy White, he also writes his own songs and tours with a number of different bands. He is also a sought-after accompanist in the Musical Theatre and Jazz circles. There is a $20 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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NEW HOPE, PA: SUEDE AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Legendary vocalist Suede will make a rare appearance at THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Sunday, June 29th at 6:00 pm. Like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler - Suede is sassy, smooth, intoxicating ... and funny! From astounding a cappella, incredibly intimate ballads, and smokin' trumpet solos, to "bring down the house" belting blues, Suede delivers it all with her own unique blend of warmth, wit and musical artistry. With Tomoko Ohno On Piano and Max Murray On Bass. There is a $25-$55 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: COLD BLOOD WITH LYDIA PENSE

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Sunday, June 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Lydia Pense & Cold Blood debuted when the Fillmore was at its peak as one of the nation's musical Meccas. Owner Bill Graham was so impressed with Lydia's voice and the sound of the band that he immediately signed Cold Blood to his new record label. During the span of six original late-60's, early-70's albums, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood helped, along with Tower Of Power, forge their own specific brand of funk/soul and R&B which came to be known as East Bay Grease. That music still holds up today, proving that great music is timeless and will continue to inspire generations to come. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: DIANE MARINO & THE JAMES BAZEN BIG BAND

Diane Marino and The James Bazen Big Band will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, June 39th at 8:00 pm. When you combine an accomplished vocalist, an accomplished pianist, and accomplished arranger all in one individual, you have the dynamic Diane Marino. M&M Records Recording Artist Diane Marino has recorded, performed, and shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Joe Henderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Pete Escovedo, Tania Maria, Kirk Whalum, pop music icon Felix Cavaliere and many others. Now she teams up with the James Bazen Big Band for a great night of standards, pop, and Latin music. Wammie nominated (Washington Area Music Association) JBBB has been an icon of the DC jazz scene for years. They have played all the top clubs and festivals including the Alexandria Jazz Festival and Taste of Bethesda. Many stars have joined JBBB on the stage; most recently America's Got Talent winner Landau Murphy. 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.

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.
Some listings provided by Les Traub of CABARET WEST


PALM SPRINGS, CA: JANE KINSEY MAKES HER DESERT DEBUT

Singer and actor Jane Kinsey's hit one-woman musical cabaret show "The Kinsey Report: The Doctor Is In" will make it's desert debut at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, June 29th at 2:00 pm as part of Les Michaels' Sundays In Summer Series. This show, which highlights the neuroses of various patients through an eclectic mix of songs along with some very clever patter, has been playing to sold out audiences throughout the Los Angeles area with glowing reviews. "The Kinsey Report: The Doctor Is In" was conceived by Jane Kinsey because of her shared last name with the author of the famous sex therapy book published in 1948. Along with co-writer and director Clifford Bell, they selected songs that could fit the various conditions found in the book such as Screw Loose from "Cry-Baby The Musical", I'm Tired from Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles", Another Mr. Right Left by Jonathan Sheffer & David Zippel, Carol Hall's My Empty Next, and I Don't Want To Be Somebody Else by Kathie Lee Gifford & David Friedman, and more, plus a few songs from the musical "Hats", in which Jane spent the good part of a year performing in Las Vegas. Joining Jane will be her musical director Tim Butterworth on the baby grand piano. There is an $11 cover - cash at the door.


SAN FRANCISCO: LIRA AT YOSHI'S

Following in the footsteps of Sade, Lira blends R&B, jazz & African styles in her performance at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, June 29th at 7:00 pm. Platinum-selling South African singer/ model/ actress Lira has already conquered South Africa and much of Europe with her irresistible blend of R & B, Jazz and African styles. Like Sade before her, she is now set to conquer America with the release of her debut U.S. single "Feel Good" and her debut U.S. album release Rise Again, due out April 29 2014 on Shanachie Entertainment. With her debut U.S. release and a US tour in the works, Lira is clearly poised for a major Stateside breakthrough. There is a $25 cover.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: JOE STILGOE AT CRAZY COQS

Each month, the very talented singer, pianist, composer and entertainer Joe Stilgoe will be picking a favourite composer/ lyricist and mixing their songs with his own in his show at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). Joe Stilgoe is one of the world's finest singer-pianists, touring constantly with his band and as a solo act, having appeared at jazz clubs and festivals around the world. Last summer he made his solo debut at the Edinburgh Fringe where his show One Hour! was a sell-out and critically acclaimed. His 2013 single Abracadabra shot to the top of the Jazz Charts. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: SONG SUITE VOCAL FESTIVAL 2014: LOIRE MUSIC SHOWCASE / "TOGETHER IN CONCERT" ANITA WARDELL, CLEVELAND WATKISS AND TINA MAY

On Sunday, June 29th, THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) presents another in it's series SONG SUITE VOCAL FESTIVAL 2014. At 8:00 pm, past and present vocal students from "The Loire Music Summer School" will be showcased in this set. Then at 9:30 pm, Anita Wardell has brought together Cleveland Watkiss and Tina May for an amazing set of vocal virtuosity, bebop influenced improvisation and show stopping swing and groove. British virtuoso vocalist, actor and composer, Cleveland Watkiss is also London Jazz Awards winner for Best Vocalist in 2010, Wire/Guardian Jazz Awards "Best Vocalist" for three consecutive years. Tina has been at the forefront of the UK and international jazz vocal scene, having collaborated and recorded with many musicians over the years - Ray Bryant, Nikki Iles, Bobby Watson, Enrico Pieranunzi, Marcel Zanini. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - JUNE 28th

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NYC: WARREN SCHEIN IN "MR. SATURDAY NIGHT"

Warren Schein will perform his show "Mr. Saturday Night" an evening of comedy and songs, at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, June 28th at 7:00 pm. Warren Schein brings back those days when comedy was a way of life. Where the "Masters" taught us how to get through our lives with laughter. This evening will also include a medley of timeless music. John Bowen serves as Music Director with Jon Burr on bass. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

N.Y. STATE: ECHOING BACK: THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER

Fort Salem Theater once again provides a launching pad for new musical material as Broadway dance guru Karin Baker (42nd Street, Me and My Girl) introduces to the world-at-large her new concert salute to Broadway and Hollywood songwriter Johnny Mercer, in her show 'Echoing Back: The Songs of Johnny Mercer' at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) for one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 29th at 2:00 pm. Born in 1909 in Savannah, Georgia, Johnny Mercer wrote lyrics prodigiously from the 1930's to the 1970's, winning four Original Song Academy Awards and scoring dozens of recognizable hits. His Oscar songs, "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" (1946), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951), "Moon River" (1961), and "The Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) only begin to document Mercer's lasting effect on pop music in the twentieth century. Whether it was his early Hollywood lyric collaborations with Richard Whiting ("Too Marvelous for Words" and "Hooray for Hollywood") or his bi-coastal collaborations with Harold Arlen ("Blues in the Night," "Old Black Magic," "One for My Baby," "Come Rain or Come Shine"), or his own music and lyrics in "Dream," "I Wanna Be Around," and "G.I. Jive," his songs illustrate how an era's music could reflect a smoldering sensuality that bespeaks a romanticism unequaled in our modern era of blatantly obscene lyrics. Karin Baker has taken these songs and more written by Johnny Mercer and woven them into a performance of song and dance with three Broadway performers and Fort Salem's own artistic director, Jay Kerr, featuring Granville CSD music teacher Tim Patrick on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: WARREN SCHEIN IN "MR. SATURDAY NIGHT"

Warren Schein will perform his show "Mr. Saturday Night" an evening of comedy and songs, at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, June 28th at 7:00 pm. Warren Schein brings back those days when comedy was a way of life. Where the "Masters" taught us how to get through our lives with laughter. This evening will also include a medley of timeless music. John Bowen serves as Music Director with Jon Burr on bass. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum

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

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


NYC: THE SCREW YOU REVUE AT THE DUPLEX

Join Lady Winifred (Dewey Chaffee) and her best gal pal Miss Didi Panache (Douglas Edwards) with their unique brand of Vegas inspired, over-the-top, raunchy, improvised comedy at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, June 28th at 9:30 pm. The duo challenges the threshold of each audience by proving that absolutely no subject is taboo. Douglas and Dewey are a married couple. They've been together nearly a decade. In that time, the duo discovered that they are not only compatible in life, but that they share a fantastic chemistry on the stage as well. Douglas earned a degree in Opera at Stetson University. Dewey spent 23 years at the "Disney University." Together, they are Didi Panache and Lady Winifred, stars of "The Screw You Revue," an improvised comedy musical revue. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reserve at http://www.brownpapertickets


NYC: 3 THE HARD WAY AT THE BEECHMAN

3 The Hard Way, a one of kind monthly comedy show, will be presented at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, June 28th at 7:00 pm. The format of the show is unique because there are only 3 comedians who each perform 30 minutes a piece. Hosted by Jabari Davis, 3 The Hard Way is designed to showcase comedians who are on the brink of breaking National (Comedy Central Special, Fallon, etc.), and combining them with headliners who are currently National or beyond. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: MARILYN MAYE RETURNS TO 54 BELOW WITH CARSON SALUTE

Marilyn Maye returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:30 pm. Her newest show at 54 Below will be both a musical salute and a compilation of many of the songs Marilyn performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Ms. Maye appeared on The Tonight Show a record 76 times, more than any singer. There is a $40-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.



NYC: LINDSAY MENDEZ & DEREK KLENA AT 54 BELOW

Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, June 28th at 11:00 pm. Known to New York audiences for playing Rose and Birdlace in Dogfight, and fresh off a run as Elphaba and Fiyero in Wicked, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena join forces once again, this time on the stage of 54 Below. The two will perform a rousing, eclectic evening celebrating the music they love and their genuine friendship. Directed by Dogfight bookwriter Peter Duchan. Musical direction by Dogfight and Wicked's Bryan Perri. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ALEXA RAY JOEL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Singer, songwriter and pianist Alexa Ray Joel will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 24th through 28th at 8:45 pm. Alexa is the daughter and only child of singer-songwriter Billy Joel and first child of model Christie Brinkley. Joel released an EP Sketches (2006) and several singles on independent record labels. She has performed at numerous charity events and New York City fashion events, and in 2010 was chosen to be the spokesmodel for Prell shampoo. There is a $30-$105 cover plus a $25 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



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: TIERNEY SUTTON QUARTET "AFTER BLUE: THE JONI MITCHELL PROJECT"

The Tierney Sutton Quartet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080)on Tuesday through Saturday, Jume 23rd through 28th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, vocalist Tierney Sutton brings songs from her CD "After Blue: The Joni Mitchell Project" to the Birdland stage. The recipient of numerous honors, including a Jazz Times Magazine cover story, she has been a frequent performer at prestigious venues including Birdland and Carnegie Hall and has been featured in popular films and commercials. On "After Blue," 2013 Grammy nominee for "Best Jazz Vocal Album," Tierney provides a fresh take on the music of Joni Mitchell. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT

Hiromi Uehara, along with Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips, bringa "Hiromi: The Trio Project" to THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592)on Wednesday through Sunday, June 25th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara, whose passionate and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on the jazz landscape since her 2003 debut, believes that the voice that never speaks can sometimes be the most powerful of all. Her newest release, a nine-song trio recording simply titled Voice, expresses a range of human emotions without the aid of a single lyric. Voice is set for a June 7, 2011, release on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group. Although a mesmerizing instrumentalist in her own right, Hiromi enlists the aid of two equally formidable players for this project - bassist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, The O'Jays, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, Jack Bruce). Jackson had previously played on a couple tracks from each of Hiromi's first two albums - Another Mind in 2003 and Brain in 2004 - but they had never recorded an entire album together. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: AZAR LAWRENCE AT DIZZY'S

Saxophonist Azar Lawrence will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595)on Thursday through Sunday, June 26th through 29th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm.He is joined by Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; Benito Gonzalez, piano; Eddie Henderson, trumpet; and Essiet Essiet, bass. Azar Lawrence approaches music with spiritual reverence. Through the course of his career, which began in his teens, Lawrence has performed with numerous music luminaries, including McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, and Earth, Wind & Fire. There is a $35-$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.


N.Y. STATE: ECHOING BACK: THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER

Fort Salem Theater once again provides a launching pad for new musical material as Broadway dance guru Karin Baker (42nd Street, Me and My Girl) introduces to the world-at-large her new concert salute to Broadway and Hollywood songwriter Johnny Mercer, in her show 'Echoing Back: The Songs of Johnny Mercer' at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) for one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 29th at 2:00 pm. Born in 1909 in Savannah, Georgia, Johnny Mercer wrote lyrics prodigiously from the 1930's to the 1970's, winning four Original Song Academy Awards and scoring dozens of recognizable hits. His Oscar songs, "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" (1946), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951), "Moon River" (1961), and "The Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) only begin to document Mercer's lasting effect on pop music in the twentieth century. Whether it was his early Hollywood lyric collaborations with Richard Whiting ("Too Marvelous for Words" and "Hooray for Hollywood") or his bi-coastal collaborations with Harold Arlen ("Blues in the Night," "Old Black Magic," "One for My Baby," "Come Rain or Come Shine"), or his own music and lyrics in "Dream," "I Wanna Be Around," and "G.I. Jive," his songs illustrate how an era's music could reflect a smoldering sensuality that bespeaks a romanticism unequaled in our modern era of blatantly obscene lyrics. Karin Baker has taken these songs and more written by Johnny Mercer and woven them into a performance of song and dance with three Broadway performers and Fort Salem's own artistic director, Jay Kerr, featuring Granville CSD music teacher Tim Patrick on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

BOSTON: FOURPLAY AT SCULLERS

The contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. For two decades, the group has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of R&B, pop and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations. In the course of a dozen recordings - six of which have climbed to the top of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Album charts - the super group has continued to explore the limitless dimensions and permutations of jazz while at the same time appealing to a broad mainstream audience. Call for cover/minimum information.


TORONTO: TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL: OLIVER JONES TRIO

The Oliver Jones Trio will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Jazz pianist Oliver Jones is one of Canada's most beloved and admired musicians and most distinguished cultural ambassadors. A legend in the international jazz community, he has toured tirelessly in Canada and around the world and has devoted much of his time to encouraging young Canadian musicians as they begin their careers. Oliver Jones "retired" in 2000 but still makes over 20 appearances yearly, including numerous charity benefits. In recent years he has contributed his expertise to the du Maurier Arts Council, served as artistic director of the jazz segment of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, and acted as consultant to Georges Durst, founder/owner of the House of Jazz in Montreal. In 2006 he released "One More Time", with bassist Dave Young and drummer Jim Doxas. Perhaps alluding to his reemergence on the concert front and the recording studio, after his brief but much-publicized retirement, Oliver chose to name the opus One More Time. It's one of his best recordings to date, in a career filled with superlative achievements. Oliver's 2007 recording, Second Time Around, with drummer Jim Doxas and bassist Eric Lagace, won the Juno Award for Best Mainstream Jazz Recording.


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: THE DIANE MARINO QUARTET FEATURING HARRY ALLEN AT TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB

The Diane Marino Quartet featuring Harry Allen will perform at TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB & RESTAURANT (Six Depot Square, Montclair, NJ - 973-744-2600) on Saturday, June 28th with sets at 8:00 & 10:00pm. An evening of classic Jazz standards and Brazilian Bossa Nova & Samba is planned. Diane will be joined by Harry Allen on Sax, Frank Marino on Bass and Neal Smith on drums. Call for cover/minimum information.

NEW HOPE, PA: LAINIE KAZAN "THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME SING, MY LIFE IN CONCERT"

Tony and Golden Globe nominee Lainie Kazan will bring her show "The Music That Makes Me Sing, My Life In Concert" to THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. Lainie is the embodiment of the word entertainer. Her acclaimed cabaret show takes audiences on a journey through her nearly five decades-long career, from her start as Barbra Streisand's understudy in Broadway's "Funny Girl" to appearing on "The Dean Martin Show" a record 26 times, to her beloved turn as Maria Portokalis in the hit film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Along the way, Kazan pays homage to her idols Judy Garland, Ethel Merman and Sophie Tucker. There is a $45-$55 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: CAROL RIDDICK AT BLUES ALLEY

Carol Riddick is releasing her solo debut album Moments Like This for all the world to hear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Saturday, June 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The sultry singer/songwriter has graced stages from her hometown of Philadelphia to across the globe, winning fans and admirers with her extraordinary voice. Highly regarded in the music community for her vocal dexterity, mesmerizing performances, and genuinely warm personality, Carol Riddick's time is now. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: ROBERTO POMILI TANGO ORCHESTRA - ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

The Roberto Pomili Tango Concert - Album Release Party will be held at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday, June 28th at 8:30 pm. Roberto Pomili, composer, conductor and international musician, is considered one of the best tango composers of his generation. Since 1995 he has had the pleasure of performing in some of the most important concert halls in the world. His last CD "concerTango recordando a Piazzolla", which is a tribute to the famous Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, sold over 10,000 copies in the USA. Pomili will perform with his band including the special guest Latin Grammy Award Winner Raul Jaurena, master of the Tango and one of the most prominent bandoneon players, and Marga Mitchell, a wonderful singer and Grammy Nominee Gustavo Casenave on piano. Raul Juarena's music plays a very personal tribute to the influences of his native South America and his adopted hometown of New York. At this concert Pomili will present his live Tango CD recorded at Bethesda Blues & Jazz in honor of the famous Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla for your listening pleasure. There is a $25 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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PALM SPRINGS, CA: JEN KIRKMAN AT THE COPA

Jen Kirkman will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Saturday, June 28th at 8:00 pm. Jan is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself," which became an instant New York Times Bestseller when it was released in April 2013. Jen is currently a writer and regular round table guest on Chelsea Lately. She also was one of the stars of the hit-spin-off 'mockumentary' show After Lately. Jen is also well known for her role as the narrator in a few episodes of the cult-hit series "Drunk History" which aired on Comedy Central and HBO. Jen has appeared on: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, @Midnight, Conan, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, and the Cartoon Network's Home Movies. Jen tours as a stand-up but is based in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her second book to come out through Simon & Schuster. Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: MARCOVICCI CELEBRATES 29TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE GARDENIA

Andrea Marcovicci celebrates her 29th Anniversary at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 9:00 pm. Her new show "Let's Get Lost" pays homage to her favorites: Audrey Hepburn (Two for the Road), Fred Astaire (I Won't Dance / Fine Romance), and, of course, torch songs! (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes / Say It Isn't So). She will also pay tribute to the extraordinary arrangements of longtime musical partner, Shelly Markham. (Black Magic, Bill). In addition, Andrea debuts "never before sung in public" numbers, including a 1930's Astaire gem, and a comic Broadway turn. Plus, a current chart topper, and her classic renditions of These Foolish Things and New Words. Call for cover/minimum information.


OAKLAND, CA: BIRD'S NEST HOLDS ANNUAL POT LUCK BAR-B-Q AND JAM!!

Cathi Walkup's BIRD'S NEST JAZZ at WATERPARK LOFTS (2875 Glascock Street #109, Oakland, CA - 510-534-6163) will hold it's Annual Pot Luck Bar-B-Q and jazz jam in the courtyard on Saturday, June 28th starting around 1:00 pm. Attendees are asked to bring something to share and/or throw on the grill and come cellibrate the summer! Esteemed grillmeister, Jon Zaks will be firing up the grill around 1pm, but you can come early if you want to help set up. Mark Zannini will be providing some nice acoustic guitar music in the courtyard and those who want to jam or just hang can move inside around 4:00 or 5:00 pm - musicians bring your instruments! There will be a piano & sound system.


SAN FRANCISCO: LEA DELARIA MAKES HER FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO DEBUT

Multi-talented, Lea DeLaria makes her FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) debut on Saturday June 28th at 7:00 pm for one show only. DeLaria has recorded four Jazz albums (Play It Cool, Double Standards, The Very Best of Lea Delaria and The Live Smoke Sessions) and "House of David: delaria+bowie = jazz" is about to be released. Lea started as a standup comedian and became the first openly gay comic to break the late night talk show barrier with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show and subsequently hosted Comedy Central's Out There, the first all gay standup comedy special. She has recorded two comedy albums (Bulldyke in a China Shop and Box Lunch) and authored the humorous Lea's Book of Rules for the World which is in its third printing at Bantam, Doubleday and Dell. DeLaria was seen off Broadway in Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and on Broadway in the revival of On the Town and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. On screen she was in Edge of Seventeen and The First Wives Club, maintained a recurring role on One Life to Live as well as both Season 1 and the upcoming Season 2 of the Netflix original Series Orange is the New Black. There is a $45-$60 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: RICKIE LEE JONES AT YOSHI'S

Two-time GRAMMY winner Rickie Lee Jones will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 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 $46-$68 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: MUSICAL DUO CRSB AT YOSHI'S

CRSB,a musical duo based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, June 28th at 10:30 pm. CRSB create their own brand of Island Soul-infused Pop. Consisting of members Chris Ramos and Sonny B., CRSB combines honest and memorable songwriting with a heart right out of the islands. The group garnered mass attention from the public after they began to release live home videos performing their original compositions. Posted from the personal YouTube account of Ramos, the collection of videos has amassed over three and a half million plays. The group self-released the LP "Eclectivity" in 2009 in response to the demand of their rapidly expanding fan base. Since than CRSB has accomplished to get 3 #1 Songs and 5 Top 5 Hits on the Hawaiian Radio Waves. CRSB has maintained a consistent performance schedule while also releasing 2 Ground-breaking Projects the "LoveGun EP" and their Self Titled LP "CRSB". The releases has created a unique sound that only CRSB can accomplish; bridging the gap between Island Music and Pop Culture. CRSB's acoustic driven, ukeulele-based songwriting and their polished, Island Pop sound always leaves their audience feeling good and wanting more. There is a $22 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: "SPICY GAY COMEDY" WITH SHANN CARR!

Hilarious comedian Shann Carr will perform her show "Spicy Gay Comedy" at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. Shann has headlined over 70 gay mens cruises and she became a fast favorite on Sweet Lesbian Vacations too. She produced the comedy video series, "Out For Laughs", she wrote a book called "You're Going To Be Gay," and she writes humor columns for a number of publications. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: RAY SHELL AT THE CRAZY COQ WITH BACK 2 BLACK II

Ray Shell is back at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. His show, BACK 2 BLACKII, features Ray's distinctive interpretation of well-known songs from musicals including Sweeney Todd to Miss Saigon and current Broadway hit Kinky Boots. Featuring songs from his pop career, as well as a few new surprises. Ray Shell's West End career has embraced starring roles in many of the greatest West End musicals of the past 30 years, from Hair and Starlight Express to The Lion King and The Bodyguard. Earlier this year Ray wowed the critics and his audiences with his stunning London cabaret debut, earning him a clutch of 5 and 4 star reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: LATE NIGHT JAZZ: JAY RAYNER QUARTET

The renowned restaurant critic, Masterchef judge and sometime jazz pianist Jay Rayner brings The Jay Rayner Quartet: Hungry Jazz to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Saturday, June 28th at 10:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Jazz series. The Quartet is an ensemble of top flight musicians performing ninety minutes of tunes from the Great American food and drink songbook. There will be standards from the likes of Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Blossom Dearie and Dave Frishberg, alongside anecdotes from his life being paid to eat out on somebody else's dime, and stories about growing up with a mother, Claire Rayner, who was a sex advice columnist. With the singer Pat Gordon Smith, bassist Robert Rickenberg and saxophonist Dave Lewis. Jay Rayner is the Observer's award-winning restaurant critic, a regular judge on Masterchef, food reporter on The One Show and presenter of The Kitchen Cabinet on BBC Radio 4. He's a former sex columnist for Cosmopolitan, has published seven books, none of which have troubled the bestseller lists, and once allowed himself to be waxed all over in the interests of journalism. He only mentions this because it hurt. Jay has a fine collection of flowery shirts, and a pronounced addiction to all things pig. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: SONG SUITE VOCAL FESTIVAL 2014: NICKY SCHRIRE & HUW WARREN / SANDY CRESSMAN BRAZILIAN PROJECT

The Song Suite Vocal Festival 2014 continues at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, June 28th with Nicky Schrire & Huw Warren at 8:00 pm and the Sandy Cressman Brazilian Project at 9:30 pm. South African-raised vocalist and composer Nicky Schrire has recently returned to live in London after spending 5 years living and performing in NYC. Huw Warren is a Welsh pianist known for his versatility and sophistication, awarded the BBC Jazz award for Innovation, and the ACW Creative Wales Award. Together they present an intimate set of folk influenced originals. In 1996 Sandy Cressman began performing as a duo with Brazilian master keyboardist Marcos Silva (arranger for Flora Purim and Airto) and rapidly acquired a following in the San Francisco Bay area. For this show she will be performing an exciting set of Fusion/ Brazilian songs from "HomenagemBrasileira". Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: RUBY RIMS RETURNS TO THE NYC CABARET STAGE!

Legendary Drag Queen, Ruby Rims returns to the NYC Cabaret Stage for one show only on Friday, June 27th at 8:00 pm at JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH (55 Washington Square South, NYC - 212-477-0351). With John McMahon at the piano, Ruby will be vamping, camping, tramping and stamping his way through almost 40 years of PRIDE! He'll be performing the music of Shaiman/Wittman, Kander and Ebb, Alan Menken,  Jerry Herman, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Paul Jabara,  Sammy Fain, Vicki Sue Robinson and others. Expect visits from Bette Davis and Carol Channing, with a side trip to The Anvil. It's GAY PRIDE from a one-of-a-kind Drag Queen who lived it, loved it, lost it … and then found it again, Mary! Ruby Rims is New York City's longest running female impersonator. A continuous cabaret performer, he is a five-time winner of the MAC Award for best impersonation. Mr. Rims has been seen all over television on such shows as Phil Donahue, Geraldo Rivera, Mid-Day Live With Bill Boggs, P.M. Magazine, and Live at Five. He is also known for "TeddyCare", an organization he founded to bring teddy bears during the December holiday season to children of all ages living with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. In New York theater, he appeared Off-Off Broadway in Dick Gallagher's Have I Got a Girl for You and in Wallace Hamilton's The Queen's Will. He also appeared in Y by Jim Raido and Jerry Ragni, the creators of Hair. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Judson Memorial Church & The Ruby Rims College Grant Fund. There is a $20 cash cover at the door.


N.Y. STATE: ECHOING BACK: THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER

Fort Salem Theater once again provides a launching pad for new musical material as Broadway dance guru Karin Baker (42nd Street, Me and My Girl) introduces to the world-at-large her new concert salute to Broadway and Hollywood songwriter Johnny Mercer, in her show 'Echoing Back: The Songs of Johnny Mercer' at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) for one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 29th at 2:00 pm. Born in 1909 in Savannah, Georgia, Johnny Mercer wrote lyrics prodigiously from the 1930's to the 1970's, winning four Original Song Academy Awards and scoring dozens of recognizable hits. His Oscar songs, "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" (1946), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951), "Moon River" (1961), and "The Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) only begin to document Mercer's lasting effect on pop music in the twentieth century. Whether it was his early Hollywood lyric collaborations with Richard Whiting ("Too Marvelous for Words" and "Hooray for Hollywood") or his bi-coastal collaborations with Harold Arlen ("Blues in the Night," "Old Black Magic," "One for My Baby," "Come Rain or Come Shine"), or his own music and lyrics in "Dream," "I Wanna Be Around," and "G.I. Jive," his songs illustrate how an era's music could reflect a smoldering sensuality that bespeaks a romanticism unequaled in our modern era of blatantly obscene lyrics. Karin Baker has taken these songs and more written by Johnny Mercer and woven them into a performance of song and dance with three Broadway performers and Fort Salem's own artistic director, Jay Kerr, featuring Granville CSD music teacher Tim Patrick on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: RUBY RIMS RETURNS TO THE NYC CABARET STAGE!

Legendary Drag Queen, Ruby Rims returns to the NYC Cabaret Stage for one show only on Friday, June 27th at 8:00 pm at JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH (55 Washington Square South, NYC - 212-477-0351). With John McMahon at the piano, Ruby will be vamping, camping, tramping and stamping his way through almost 40 years of PRIDE! He'll be performing the music of Shaiman/Wittman, Kander and Ebb, Alan Menken,  Jerry Herman, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Paul Jabara,  Sammy Fain, Vicki Sue Robinson and others. Expect visits from Bette Davis and Carol Channing, with a side trip to The Anvil. It's GAY PRIDE from a one-of-a-kind Drag Queen who lived it, loved it, lost it … and then found it again, Mary! Ruby Rims is New York City's longest running female impersonator. A continuous cabaret performer, he is a five-time winner of the MAC Award for best impersonation. Mr. Rims has been seen all over television on such shows as Phil Donahue, Geraldo Rivera, Mid-Day Live With Bill Boggs, P.M. Magazine, and Live at Five. He is also known for "TeddyCare", an organization he founded to bring teddy bears during the December holiday season to children of all ages living with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. In New York theater, he appeared Off-Off Broadway in Dick Gallagher's Have I Got a Girl for You and in Wallace Hamilton's The Queen's Will. He also appeared in Y by Jim Raido and Jerry Ragni, the creators of Hair. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Judson Memorial Church & The Ruby Rims College Grant Fund. There is a $20 cash cover at the door.


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 and 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: JOAN ESTEP WITH SOMETHING YOU'D LIKE TO TRY

Joan Estep presents her show Something You'd Like to Try at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438)on Friday, June 27th at 9:30 pm. Through witty tales, sumptuous opera, and contemporary pop, Joan dishes on her attempted opera career, her twisted dating life, and coming out. Featuring the songs of Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, the Smiths, and many more. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: EMILY KRON: CANVAS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Emily Kron: Canvas will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, June 27th at 7:00 pm. 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 $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE / BROADWAY / HOLLYWOOD

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

NYC: MARILYN MAYE RETURNS TO 54 BELOW WITH CARSON SALUTE

Marilyn Maye returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:30 pm. Her newest show at 54 Below will be both a musical salute and a compilation of many of the songs Marilyn performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Ms. Maye appeared on The Tonight Show a record 76 times, more than any singer. There is a $40-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ALEXA RAY JOEL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Singer, songwriter and pianist Alexa Ray Joel will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 24th through 28th at 8:45 pm. Alexa is the daughter and only child of singer-songwriter Billy Joel and first child of model Christie Brinkley. Joel released an EP Sketches (2006) and several singles on independent record labels. She has performed at numerous charity events and New York City fashion events, and in 2010 was chosen to be the spokesmodel for Prell shampoo. There is a $30-$105 cover plus a $25 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 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: TIERNEY SUTTON QUARTET "AFTER BLUE: THE JONI MITCHELL PROJECT"

The Tierney Sutton Quartet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080)on Tuesday through Saturday, Jume 23rd through 28th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, vocalist Tierney Sutton brings songs from her CD "After Blue: The Joni Mitchell Project" to the Birdland stage. The recipient of numerous honors, including a Jazz Times Magazine cover story, she has been a frequent performer at prestigious venues including Birdland and Carnegie Hall and has been featured in popular films and commercials. On "After Blue," 2013 Grammy nominee for "Best Jazz Vocal Album," Tierney provides a fresh take on the music of Joni Mitchell. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT

Hiromi Uehara, along with Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips, bringa "Hiromi: The Trio Project" to THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592)on Wednesday through Sunday, June 25th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara, whose passionate and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on the jazz landscape since her 2003 debut, believes that the voice that never speaks can sometimes be the most powerful of all. Her newest release, a nine-song trio recording simply titled Voice, expresses a range of human emotions without the aid of a single lyric. Voice is set for a June 7, 2011, release on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group. Although a mesmerizing instrumentalist in her own right, Hiromi enlists the aid of two equally formidable players for this project - bassist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, The O'Jays, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, Jack Bruce). Jackson had previously played on a couple tracks from each of Hiromi's first two albums - Another Mind in 2003 and Brain in 2004 - but they had never recorded an entire album together. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: AZAR LAWRENCE AT DIZZY'S

Saxophonist Azar Lawrence will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595)on Thursday through Sunday, June 26th through 29th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm.He is joined by Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; Benito Gonzalez, piano; Eddie Henderson, trumpet; and Essiet Essiet, bass. Azar Lawrence approaches music with spiritual reverence. Through the course of his career, which began in his teens, Lawrence has performed with numerous music luminaries, including McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, and Earth, Wind & Fire. There is a $35-$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.


N.Y. STATE: ECHOING BACK: THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER

Fort Salem Theater once again provides a launching pad for new musical material as Broadway dance guru Karin Baker (42nd Street, Me and My Girl) introduces to the world-at-large her new concert salute to Broadway and Hollywood songwriter Johnny Mercer, in her show 'Echoing Back: The Songs of Johnny Mercer' at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) for one weekend only, Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 29th at 2:00 pm. Born in 1909 in Savannah, Georgia, Johnny Mercer wrote lyrics prodigiously from the 1930's to the 1970's, winning four Original Song Academy Awards and scoring dozens of recognizable hits. His Oscar songs, "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" (1946), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" (1951), "Moon River" (1961), and "The Days of Wine and Roses" (1962) only begin to document Mercer's lasting effect on pop music in the twentieth century. Whether it was his early Hollywood lyric collaborations with Richard Whiting ("Too Marvelous for Words" and "Hooray for Hollywood") or his bi-coastal collaborations with Harold Arlen ("Blues in the Night," "Old Black Magic," "One for My Baby," "Come Rain or Come Shine"), or his own music and lyrics in "Dream," "I Wanna Be Around," and "G.I. Jive," his songs illustrate how an era's music could reflect a smoldering sensuality that bespeaks a romanticism unequaled in our modern era of blatantly obscene lyrics. Karin Baker has taken these songs and more written by Johnny Mercer and woven them into a performance of song and dance with three Broadway performers and Fort Salem's own artistic director, Jay Kerr, featuring Granville CSD music teacher Tim Patrick on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

BOSTON: FOURPLAY AT SCULLERS

The contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. For two decades, the group has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of R&B, pop and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations. In the course of a dozen recordings - six of which have climbed to the top of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Album charts - the super group has continued to explore the limitless dimensions and permutations of jazz while at the same time appealing to a broad mainstream audience. Call for cover/minimum information.


BOSTON: LOOKIE LOOKIE PLAYS LATIN BUGALU

Lookie Lookie will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday, June 27th at 7:30 pm. Lookie Lookie is a septet playing Latin Bugalu, a crossover genre pioneered primarily by Puerto Rican New Yorkers in the 1960s. The most famous exponents are Joe Cuba and Ricardo Ray. The music was created in an attempt to bring Latin music to a mainstream audience, and the result mixes a bit of funk and blues into the Afro-Caribbean matrix, along with English as well as Spanish singing. Lookie Lookie transforms the genre by changing the instrumentation, replacing piano with saxes and augmenting the percussion. Paradoxically, the transformation makes the band sound sometimes like the early soukous bands of the Congo. The players' jazz and rock roots assure that the group is entertaining and earthy while maintaining a strong improvisational element. The members of LL are veterans of the Boston-area music scene. The founder and leader is Chris Maclachlan, who played bass in the seminal New Wave band Human Sexual Response. Percussionist Rick Barry toured for many years with Bim Skala Bim; percussionist/vocalist Vicente Lebron is a pillar of Boston's Latin music scene and a long time member of the Either/Orchestra and Club d'Elf; sax/flute man Russ Gershon leads the Either/Orchestra and trumpet Scott Getchell plays in Agachiko and Lars Vegas. For their Regattabar debut, Lookie Lookie will be bringing two special guests: percussionist and singer Jorge Arce has been a force on the Boston (and Puerto Rico) scene for decades, leading his band Humano. Saxophonist Jared Sims is a versatile and amazing player who will add fresh energy to the group. There is an $18 cover.


TORONTO: TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL: OLIVER JONES TRIO

The Oliver Jones Trio will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Jazz pianist Oliver Jones is one of Canada's most beloved and admired musicians and most distinguished cultural ambassadors. A legend in the international jazz community, he has toured tirelessly in Canada and around the world and has devoted much of his time to encouraging young Canadian musicians as they begin their careers. Oliver Jones "retired" in 2000 but still makes over 20 appearances yearly, including numerous charity benefits. In recent years he has contributed his expertise to the du Maurier Arts Council, served as artistic director of the jazz segment of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, and acted as consultant to Georges Durst, founder/owner of the House of Jazz in Montreal. In 2006 he released "One More Time", with bassist Dave Young and drummer Jim Doxas. Perhaps alluding to his reemergence on the concert front and the recording studio, after his brief but much-publicized retirement, Oliver chose to name the opus One More Time. It's one of his best recordings to date, in a career filled with superlative achievements. Oliver's 2007 recording, Second Time Around, with drummer Jim Doxas and bassist Eric Lagace, won the Juno Award for Best Mainstream Jazz Recording.


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 HOPE, PA: LAINIE KAZAN "THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME SING, MY LIFE IN CONCERT"

Tony and Golden Globe nominee Lainie Kazan will bring her show "The Music That Makes Me Sing, My Life In Concert" to THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. Lainie is the embodiment of the word entertainer. Her acclaimed cabaret show takes audiences on a journey through her nearly five decades-long career, from her start as Barbra Streisand's understudy in Broadway's "Funny Girl" to appearing on "The Dean Martin Show" a record 26 times, to her beloved turn as Maria Portokalis in the hit film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Along the way, Kazan pays homage to her idols Judy Garland, Ethel Merman and Sophie Tucker. There is a $45-$55 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: CHUCK BROWN ALL STAR BAND AT BLUES ALLEY

The Chuck Brown All-Star Band will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday, June 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The band continues its mission to party and rock the house for all who loved Chuck Brown and the music he created and keeping the Legacy of Chuck Brown with us always. "The Godfather of Go Go," Chuck Brown is the undisputed sole founder and creator Go-Go music, a hypnotically danceable genre deeply rooted in funk and soul that he developed in the early 70's , and the only form of expressive culture to originate in the District of Columbia. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: KING SOUL AT BETHESDA BLUES

The King Soul Band will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, June 27th at 8:00 pm. Born of a mutual passion for the deep, down home sounds of an earlier time, eight-piece band King Soul is bringing the excitement of real Southern Soul to a new audience. Featuring original songs, powerful vocals, soaring horn work and driving rhythms, King Soul has become a top draw at area clubs and events. The allstar band includes members of the Slickee Boys, the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, the Recliners, the Grandsons, the Hula Monsters the Thangs and the J Street Jumpers. King Soul's membership holds more than 30 Washington Area Music Association Wammies and Austin Music Awards to its credit. King Soul is lead vocalist Tom Clifford lead vocalist, bassist Mark Noone, Arif Durrani on organ, saxophonist Chris Watling, Vince McCool on trumpet, and Ben Holmes on drums. There is a $15 cover.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN: THE QUINTESSENTIAL STORYTELLER

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Susan Werner will perform at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday, June 27th at 8:00 pm. Susan and her music defy category. She has cultivated a reputation as a daring and innovative songwriter who boldly endeavors to weave old with new to create altogether new genres of music. She has recorded sixteen albums with projects ranging from jazz to country, and even gospel. With her grace, wit, and pure genius in capturing the human experience in music, Werner delivers it all. There is a $25-$55 cover.

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: MARCOVICCI CELEBRATES 29TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE GARDENIA

Andrea Marcovicci celebrates her 29th Anniversary at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 9:00 pm. Her new show "Let's Get Lost" pays homage to her favorites: Audrey Hepburn (Two for the Road), Fred Astaire (I Won't Dance / Fine Romance), and, of course, torch songs! (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes / Say It Isn't So). She will also pay tribute to the extraordinary arrangements of longtime musical partner, Shelly Markham. (Black Magic, Bill). In addition, Andrea debuts "never before sung in public" numbers, including a 1930's Astaire gem, and a comic Broadway turn. Plus, a current chart topper, and her classic renditions of These Foolish Things and New Words. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: RICKIE LEE JONES AT YOSHI'S

Two-time GRAMMY winner Rickie Lee Jones will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 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 $46-$68 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: "SPICY GAY COMEDY" WITH SHANN CARR!

Hilarious comedian Shann Carr will perform her show "Spicy Gay Comedy" at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. Shann has headlined over 70 gay mens cruises and she became a fast favorite on Sweet Lesbian Vacations too. She produced the comedy video series, "Out For Laughs", she wrote a book called "You're Going To Be Gay," and she writes humor columns for a number of publications. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: RAY SHELL AT THE CRAZY COQ WITH BACK 2 BLACK II

Ray Shell is back at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. His show, BACK 2 BLACKII, features Ray's distinctive interpretation of well-known songs from musicals including Sweeney Todd to Miss Saigon and current Broadway hit Kinky Boots. Featuring songs from his pop career, as well as a few new surprises. Ray Shell's West End career has embraced starring roles in many of the greatest West End musicals of the past 30 years, from Hair and Starlight Express to The Lion King and The Bodyguard. Earlier this year Ray wowed the critics and his audiences with his stunning London cabaret debut, earning him a clutch of 5 and 4 star reviews. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: LATE NIGHT JAZZ WITH THE BARRY GREEN TRIO

The Barry Green Trio will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday, June 27th at 10:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Jazz series. Barry Green (piano), Dave Green (bass) and Steve Brown (drums) are technically accomplished, inventive performers, who together create one of the greatest rhythm sections in jazz music today, having between them played with everyone from Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins to Benny Green and Evan Parker! Barry Green plays regularly in clubs all over the world and releases his fourth recording as a leader on Moletone records in 2015. He studied classical and jazz piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2002. Whilst still studying, he began playing professionally in a varied range of musical styles. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: SONG SUITE VOCAL FESTIVAL 2014: MARK JENNETT AND KATIE ELLEN / ANITA WARDELL QUARTET

The Song Suite Vocal Festival 2014 opens at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday, June 27th at 8:00 pm featuring Mark Jennett and Katie Ellen followed ay 9:30 pm by the Anita Wardell Quartet. Mark and Katie, two charismatic London based rising stars combine to take you on a swinging journey through 20th century jazz standards. With personal interpretations of songs from writers as diverse as Cole Porter, Randy Newman, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, expect a soulful, exuberant and groovy set. Anita Wardell is a unique artist, noted for her mesmerizing and captivating improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Anita received the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best of Jazz category in 2006 and was winner of the British Jazz awards 2013 for voice. 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
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: 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: UPTOWN EXPRESS: GET LUCKY

Uptown Express, the seven-time MAC award nominated male vocal group, will present a brand new show, 'Get Lucky' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm. Featuring: James Followell, Dan Gross, Sean Conly, Christopher Caswell, Larry Gabbard, Chad Hudson, Brad Parks, and Doug Williford, the show promises the music you've been waiting to hear: The Temptations in the same show as Daft Punk; Hunter Hayes next to Rosemary Clooney; Pharrell Williams and Peggy Lee... and more. Its a chance to get the maximum amount of musical variety allowed by law. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JUNE CALENDAR GIRL WITH JUDY, JUDY, JUDY

Colleen McHugh returns to the Duplex with her most popular, beloved, messy, bizarre, fabulous offering of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series, "FRIEND OF DOROTHY: THE SONGS OF JUDY GARLAND" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm. With Jody Shelton on piano - and vocals - and nerdy trivia, you will hear all your favorites, from Judy's earliest hits to her Carnegie Hall classics plus the ever-popular IMPROV SONG: setting your most exciting Judy memory to music! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SARI SCHORR AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Sari Schorr and her trio will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm. Emotions will run deep as Sari Schorr and her all-star trio skillfully lure listeners into their embrace. Sari's voice is distinctive and powerful and at times achingly beautiful. She draws from her roots in jazz and blues and sings with an assertive voice that burns with passion across a richly toned 5-octave range. As a songwriter, Sari delivers her fusion of jazz and blues into a contemporary light as she manages to synthesize the struggles and triumphs of our daily lives into a compelling commentary. The quartet will debut a selection of songs from her upcoming album interwoven with some well-chosen classics. She is joined by singer/songwriter Michael Whalen, Pete Levin on piano and Wilbur Bascomb on Bass. Whalen is a two-time Emmy award-winning television & film composer. In a diverse music career spanning several decades, keyboardist/arranger/composer Pete Levin has performed and recorded with hundreds of Jazz and Pop artists. Wilbur Bascomb is an American bassist who has played on numerous jazz and funk recordings. He has recorded with Galt McDermot, Jeff Beck, James Brown, and B.B. King. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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

Carole J. Bufford closes her brand new show, Shades of Blue, at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, June 26th at 9:30 pm. Musical Direction is by Ian Herman. A throbbing and thrilling show full of tempestuous blues numbers from their southern roots to their northern heights and culled from material spanning a century, Shades of Blue is filled with blues and songs inspired by the blues made famous by the likes of Bessie Smith, Johnny Cash, The Animals, Amy Winehouse, Dinah Washington, John Legend and more! From sly and sexy comedy numbers to high drama, Carole is a singer/actress who always raises the stakes on everything she sings. Created by Carole J. Bufford & Scott Siegel. Produced by Scott Siegel. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday, June 26th at 9:00 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW GUESTS: STARS FROM ZANNA DON'T
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. This week's Special Guest Stars: Anika Larsen (Tony Nominee BEAUTIFUL),
Shelley Thomas and Robb Sapp.
All from ZANNA DON'T. 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: 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: MARILYN MAYE RETURNS TO 54 BELOW WITH CARSON SALUTE

Marilyn Maye returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, June 27th & 28th at 8:30 pm. Her newest show at 54 Below will be both a musical salute and a compilation of many of the songs Marilyn performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Ms. Maye appeared on The Tonight Show a record 76 times, more than any singer. There is a $40-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: WHITNEY BASHOR MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT

Whitney Bashor performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, June 26th at 9:30 pm. Whitney wowed Broadway audiences this season as Marian/Chiara in the new musical The Bridges of Madison County, singing Jason Robert Brown's "Another Life." Now she makes her 54 Below debut with an electric evening of selections ranging from musical theatre to acoustic pop covers. Expect everything from Adam Guettel to Pasek & Paul's Edges, in which Whitney originated one of the lead roles. Musical direction by Jodie Moore. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MAMMA RICE - PRIDE, PRIDE, PRIDE

Mamma Rice is back for Pride Week at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, June 26th at 11:30 pm performing his favorite campy, soulful, inspiring, and party-starting songs by Cher, Janet, Ani, Nina, and more, and telling stories the only way Mamma can, with vocal, video, and go-go boy magic! This month, Stephanie Umoh joins Mamma as the newest Queen, singing a soulful rendition of "It's Raining Men" and a few of her own favorite tunes. Music Direction by Cap21's Marshall Keating. Brooklyn based cabaret artist Xavier "Mamma" Rice has made his mark with the successful late night cabaret series, Mamma Rice N' Friends, at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, where it ran for two consecutive years as BK's #1 musical theatre cabaret night. There is a $15 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ALEXA RAY JOEL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Singer, songwriter and pianist Alexa Ray Joel will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 24th through 28th at 8:45 pm. Alexa is the daughter and only child of singer-songwriter Billy Joel and first child of model Christie Brinkley. Joel released an EP Sketches (2006) and several singles on independent record labels. She has performed at numerous charity events and New York City fashion events, and in 2010 was chosen to be the spokesmodel for Prell shampoo. There is a $30-$105 cover plus a $25 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: TIERNEY SUTTON QUARTET "AFTER BLUE: THE JONI MITCHELL PROJECT"

The Tierney Sutton Quartet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080)on Tuesday through Saturday, Jume 23rd through 28th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, vocalist Tierney Sutton brings songs from her CD "After Blue: The Joni Mitchell Project" to the Birdland stage. The recipient of numerous honors, including a Jazz Times Magazine cover story, she has been a frequent performer at prestigious venues including Birdland and Carnegie Hall and has been featured in popular films and commercials. On "After Blue," 2013 Grammy nominee for "Best Jazz Vocal Album," Tierney provides a fresh take on the music of Joni Mitchell. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT

Hiromi Uehara, along with Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips, bringa "Hiromi: The Trio Project" to THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592)on Wednesday through Sunday, June 25th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara, whose passionate and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on the jazz landscape since her 2003 debut, believes that the voice that never speaks can sometimes be the most powerful of all. Her newest release, a nine-song trio recording simply titled Voice, expresses a range of human emotions without the aid of a single lyric. Voice is set for a June 7, 2011, release on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group. Although a mesmerizing instrumentalist in her own right, Hiromi enlists the aid of two equally formidable players for this project - bassist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, The O'Jays, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, Jack Bruce). Jackson had previously played on a couple tracks from each of Hiromi's first two albums - Another Mind in 2003 and Brain in 2004 - but they had never recorded an entire album together. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: AZAR LAWRENCE AT DIZZY'S

Saxophonist Azar Lawrence will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595)on Thursday through Sunday, June 26th through 29th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm.He is joined by Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; Benito Gonzalez, piano; Eddie Henderson, trumpet; and Essiet Essiet, bass. Azar Lawrence approaches music with spiritual reverence. Through the course of his career, which began in his teens, Lawrence has performed with numerous music luminaries, including McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, and Earth, Wind & Fire. There is a $35-$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: JAPAN'S TOP ALTO SAX PLAYER SADAO WATANABE AT THE REGATTABAR

Sadao Watanabe, considered one of Japan's greatest jazz musicians, will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, June 26th at 7:30 pm. By 1958, Watanabe had established himself as a world-class saxophonist, having performed with leading musicians and quartets. He moved to Boston in 1962 to study at Berklee College of Music In 1962, moved to Boston to study at Berklee representing as a top Japanese musician. His work encompasses a large range of styles, and he has collaborated with musicians from all over the world. As an Executive Producer of the Japanese Government Exhibition Project for the 2005 in Japan, advocates the message "World Peace" through music. Joined by an ensemble of talented American musicians, he gives a rare Boston appearance at the Regattabar. There is a $30 cover.

TORONTO: TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL: NORMA WINSTONE TRIO

The Norma Winstone Trio (Norma Winstone - Vocals, Glauco Venier - Piano, Klaus Gesing - Bass Clarinet & Soprano Sax) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday, June 26th at 8:00 pm as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. An English singer, a German reedman, an Italian pianist. Sometimes called Distances (they prefer this), sometimes the Norma Winstone Trio or Norma Winstone's Chamber Music, by any name a remarkable group whose intimate performances encompass a great arc of music. Three adventurous musicians united by a profound feeling for song. The stark instrumentation - voice, piano, bass clarinet/soprano sax - seems never to limit their repertoire, but to encourage the players to explore widely, and to make musical use of the available space. Jazz ballads, old and new, •nd their place alongside - for instance - adaptations of Friulian folk songs, and 'chamber' pieces influenced by classical or contemporary composition. Textures, colours and rhythms may be drawn from scattered, surprising sources: a sudden bright flash of calypso, perhaps, or the hypnotic lulling of an Armenian cradle song. Winstone, Gesing and Venier have played songs from Cole Porter to Komitas, borrowed melodies from Satie and Coltrane, culled lyrics from James Joyce poems and Christina Rosetti nursery rhymes. What they take they make their own, much of the material they compose themselves, and most of the words are Norma's. As both singer and lyricist she has few contemporary peers: her words seem to float up from the music's expressive core.



Tickets: $35 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.


WASHINGTON, DC: THE LENNY MARCUS TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY

The Lenny Marcus Trio will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, June 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Lenny Marcus hails from Washington, D.C., beginning his jazz career studying with Ray Bryant, then moving to New Orleans where he worked for many years, studying with legends Ellis Marsalis & Alvin Batiste. He then went on to record with a host of stellar jazz artists, including David "Fathead" Newman, Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Lou Donaldson, Frank Foster, Sonny Fortune, Brian Lynch, Jane Powell and many others. His band is a well schooled jazz group. Lenny is a highly trained jazz pianist who also plays flute and adds vocals. His compositions are refreshing and uplifting, and he has been compared to Vince Guaraldi, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Mose Allison-type vocal style, Ray Bryant, and many others. His original melodies and harmonic counterpoints also provide a high potential for film/TV soundtracks. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: DAVID BACH CONSORT AT BETHESDA BLUES

The David Bach Consort will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, June 26th at 7:30 pm. The David Bach Consort is a spirited eclectic group of artists that excites crowds with their unique musical entertainment. They will be performing songs from their newest CD, "Otherworld", that reached #28 on CMJ National Jazz Charts and #4 on Canadian National EARSHOT Jazz Chart. "Individual Solo Performance Award" - Maryland State Arts Council Voted "Best Instrumental Band" - Music Monthly Magazine BET "Jazz Discovery Showcase" WINNER Featured in syndication on BET "Jazz Central" on National and International Cable Television. There is a $20 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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SAN DIEGO: BERNARD DOTSON IN UNEXPECTED SONGS

Broadway Song and Dance Man Bernard Dotson brings storytelling and songs in his show "Unexpected Songs" to MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) on Thursday, June 26th at 8:00 pm. In this retrospective from Disney Parks and Tours to Broadway and everything in between, Bernard brings his unique stories and song stylings to this very funny and heartfelt evening. MAC and Bistro award winner Tracy Stark is the Musical Director and Bob E. Gasper is the show's Director. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

LOS ANGELES: JUVON MALONE AT THE GARDENIA

Juvon Malone will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, June 26th at 9:00 pm. Malone grew up in the theater and began entertaining professionally at the age of 17. He signed an independent record deal with Cameron Records. Away from the business for about 10 years now, save for hosting a few local events and shows, he returns to the spotlight with "Juvon & Wyld Bunch of Friends," serving up an "entertaining gumbo of fun," with R & B, soul, comedy, a live band, poetry, and hip hop. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: GARTH HUDSON & THE BAND AT YOSHI'S

Garth Hudson comes to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, June 26th at 8:00 pm to present his highly praised compositions and THE BAND songs. This tour is a remarkable showcase of jazz, rock and everything in between. Complete solo pieces are an integral part of the show. Hudson is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist. As the organist, keyboardist and saxophonist for rock group THE BAND, he was a principal architect of the group's unique sound. A master of the Lowrey organ, Hudson's orchestral tone sense and style anticipated many of the sonic advances of the polyphonic synthesizer. His primary instruments are piano, electronic keyboards, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone and accordion. He is a much- in-demand and respected session musician, performing with dozens of artists and earning the accolades of many including Elton John, who has cited him as an early influence. Garth recorded /engineered the original Basement Tapes sessions in Woodstock with Bob Dylan. He is a lecturer, creator of innovative learning techniques, composer, concert performer, and music consultant. Sister Maud Hudson joins her husband of 35 years. She is a remarkable and versatile singer who is known for her renditions of both familiar and obscure songs. There is a $46-$65 cover.

CABARET EVENTS IN LONDON FOR THIS DATE



LONDON: KATE DIMBLEBY AT CRAZY COQS

The acclaimed singer and storyteller Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano, will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Thursday, June 24th through 26th at 8:00 pm. In this highly commended show, Dimbleby explores the extraordinary songbook and life story of cult favourite Dory Previn, the queen of 70's confessional songwriters, who died on Valentine's Day 2012, 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. Kate and Naadia roam freely across great songs from the heart, songs of emancipation and sweet revenge, and the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter with a relevant story for today. A national radio regular and with several albums to her credit, including the hit Songs of Dory Previn, Kate Dimbleby has been described by The Times as "one of the most versatile singers on the jazz/blues circuit". A natural born performer and drawn to music from a young age, she grew up in a family where performing was the norm. Her father is the broadcaster David Dimbleby and her mother is a trained classical singer. Her uncle on her mother's side played jazz piano, trumpet and blues harp, and inspired her with his collection of gramophone records. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

LONDON: ZEETEAH AT THE PHEASANTRY

Zeeteah, one of the most exciting singers in London today, will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday, June 26th at 8:30 pm. Her unique sound now fuses jazz, blues, ragga, soca and rock in a sexy, soulful style that's all her own. She has sung with Tom Jones, Sting and Robbie Williams, and her incredible voice and mesmerizing presence set the stage on fire. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: SECOND TUDOR CITY PARKS CONCERT TODAY AT 6 PM
The 7th Season of The Parks Concert Series, (formerly The Concerts for City Greens), a free outdoor concert series, continues on Wednesday, June 25th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, June 26th at 6:30 pm) at Tudor City Greens, and will feature professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, classical and opera scene. All performers donate their time and talent for these concerts. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett.

This concert will feature Nightlife, Bistro & BroadwayWorld Award Winner Carole J. Bufford, Broadway Veteran (original Sandy in Grease) & TV Star (The Magic Garden) Carole Demas, Bistro, Nightlife & Julie Wilson Award Winner Liam Forde, MAC, Bistro, Nightlife Award Winner, NPR host & Recording Artist Stacy Sullivan, MAC, BIstro & BroadwayWorld Award Winner, Jonathan Whitton and Australian Variety Entertainer of the Year, Darren Williams.

Host Raissa Katona Bennett, Broadway's "Christine" in Phantom of the Opera and MAC & Bistro Award Winner, welcomes back series regulars, MAC & Bistro Award Winner Terese Genecco as sidekick & drummer, MAC & Bistro Award Winner & Windham Hill Recording Artist Sean Harkness on guitar, Composer & Recording Artist, Jonathan Saraga on Trumpet, Recording Artist & Arranger Matt Scharfglass on bass, and MAC Award Winning Composer, Pianist & Musical Director, Bill Zeffiro. Additional musical direction will be provided by pianists Kenneth Gartman & Ian Herman and guitarist Aaron Jones.

The concerts take place at the South Park of Tudor City Greens Park (between 41st & 42nd Streets, and 1st & 2nd Avenues). Future 2014 concert dates are August 13th (rain date August 14th) and September 10th (rain date September 11th). All at 6:30pm. For more information, visit: http://www.raissakatonabennett.com


NYC: CD RELEASE PARTY WITH KAREN OBERLIN & SEAN HARKNESS

Karen Oberlin & Sean Harkness will perform songs from their new Miranda Music CD 'A Wish' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) on Wednesday, June 25th at 9:30 pm. A Wish, like a hope or a dream, whether simple or complex, is always personal. Yet the wishes of two artists can be expressed in one creative project like this one by Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness. Karen had wished for years to make a duo recording with only guitar and vocals, and she found the ideal partner in Sean. When they first played together, spontaneously in an impromptu performance, they both knew they had to make an album together, or that became their great, mutual wish. Kitty Skrobela of Miranda Music, as is her way, made their dream come to life, their hope become reality, their wish come true. The fascinating, eclectic mix of extraordinary songwriters on this album, like Dorothy Fields, Paul McCartney, Fred Hersch and Joni Mitchell, unwittingly collaborated on this project as the song springboard for what these two artists wished to express. Collectively, Karen and Sean have brought to life this multi-faceted, deeply felt wish with a deliciously personal perspective on life and love. ... as if anything else matters. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: 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: SECOND TUDOR CITY PARKS CONCERT TODAY AT 6 PM

The 7th Season of The Parks Concert Series, (formerly The Concerts for City Greens), a free outdoor concert series, continues on Wednesday, June 25th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, June 26th at 6:30 pm) at Tudor City Greens, and will feature professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, classical and opera scene. All performers donate their time and talent for these concerts. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett.

This concert will feature Nightlife, Bistro & BroadwayWorld Award Winner Carole J. Bufford, Broadway Veteran (original Sandy in Grease) & TV Star (The Magic Garden) Carole Demas, Bistro, Nightlife & Julie Wilson Award Winner Liam Forde, MAC, Bistro, Nightlife Award Winner, NPR host & Recording Artist Stacy Sullivan, MAC, BIstro & BroadwayWorld Award Winner, Jonathan Whitton and Australian Variety Entertainer of the Year, Darren Williams.

Host Raissa Katona Bennett, Broadway's "Christine" in Phantom of the Opera and MAC & Bistro Award Winner, welcomes back series regulars, MAC & Bistro Award Winner Terese Genecco as sidekick & drummer, MAC & Bistro Award Winner & Windham Hill Recording Artist Sean Harkness on guitar, Composer & Recording Artist, Jonathan Saraga on Trumpet, Recording Artist & Arranger Matt Scharfglass on bass, and MAC Award Winning Composer, Pianist & Musical Director, Bill Zeffiro. Additional musical direction will be provided by pianists Kenneth Gartman & Ian Herman and guitarist Aaron Jones.

The concerts take place at the South Park of Tudor City Greens Park (between 41st & 42nd Streets, and 1st & 2nd Avenues). Future 2014 concert dates are August 13th (rain date August 14th) and September 10th (rain date September 11th). All at 6:30pm. For more information, visit: http://www.raissakatonabennett.com


NYC: CD RELEASE PARTY WITH KAREN OBERLIN & SEAN HARKNESS

Karen Oberlin & Sean Harkness will perform songs from their new Miranda Music CD 'A Wish' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) on Wednesday, June 25th at 9:30 pm. A Wish, like a hope or a dream, whether simple or complex, is always personal. Yet the wishes of two artists can be expressed in one creative project like this one by Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness. Karen had wished for years to make a duo recording with only guitar and vocals, and she found the ideal partner in Sean. When they first played together, spontaneously in an impromptu performance, they both knew they had to make an album together, or that became their great, mutual wish. Kitty Skrobela of Miranda Music, as is her way, made their dream come to life, their hope become reality, their wish come true. The fascinating, eclectic mix of extraordinary songwriters on this album, like Dorothy Fields, Paul McCartney, Fred Hersch and Joni Mitchell, unwittingly collaborated on this project as the song springboard for what these two artists wished to express. Collectively, Karen and Sean have brought to life this multi-faceted, deeply felt wish with a deliciously personal perspective on life and love. ... as if anything else matters. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: 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: GARY LIZARDO: SONGS WRITTEN FOR LEADING MEN OF STAGE AND SCREEN

Gary Lizardo will be singing songs written for leading men of stage and screen at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00 pm. Gary has appeared in several NYC productions including: "Victor Victoria" (King Marchand), "Jekyll And Hyde - The Musical" (Sir Danvers Carew), "Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens" (Mitch and Nat), "Bare - The Pop Opera" (Priest), "The Importance Of Being Earnest" (Frederick Chasuble), "Mrs. Warren's Profession" (Sir George Crofts), "Saint Joan" (Robert DeBeaudricourt), "702 Punchlines N Pregnant" (Nelson Zee), and his own Cabaret show, "Pieces Of Dreams". Proceeds from the event will be donated to "Help Is On The Way". There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: UPTOWN EXPRESS: GET LUCKY

Uptown Express, the seven-time MAC award nominated male vocal group, will present a brand new show, 'Get Lucky' at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00 pm. Featuring: James Followell, Dan Gross, Sean Conly, Christopher Caswell, Larry Gabbard, Chad Hudson, Brad Parks, and Doug Williford, the show promises the music you've been waiting to hear: The Temptations in the same show as Daft Punk; Hunter Hayes next to Rosemary Clooney; Pharrell Williams and Peggy Lee... and more. Its a chance to get the maximum amount of musical variety allowed by law. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: GIADA VALENTI MAKES HER 54 BELOW DEBUT

The Venice, Italy-born singer Giada Valenti makes her 54 Below debut on Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). She will be taking her audience on a romantic journey performing her own interpretations of songs made famous by Etta James, Shirley Bassey, The Beatles, Edith Piaf, The Doors, Jerry Vale, and also Christina Perri and Bruno Mars. The evening has one binding factor: love. This concert is a preview of the show Giada is going to film as a television special for PBS in August! Giada moved to the United States 8 years ago when a major record label showed serious interest in her mesmerizing voice and special music. Since 2006 she has performed at venues including The Dicapo Theatre, The Lighthouse Theatre, Feinstein's at the Regency and The Metropolitan Room. Her first solo CD, Italian Signorina, debuted to great acclaim in 2005, and her second CD And I Love You So was released in 2008. There is a $30-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FRANK SHINER AT 54 BELOW

Singer/actor Frank Shiner will appear at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, June 25th at 9:30 pm. The career path Frank Shiner originally envisioned took an unexpected detour. Starting out as a singer and actor, he appeared in more than 60 theater and television roles. To make ends meet he was also the bottle flipping bartender at the legendary nightspot Visage, who Tom Cruise came to see while preparing for his role in Cocktail. Eventually, Shiner put his career on hold to raise his family - until this year. Recently, Shiner took the stage at a local venue, resulting in one helluva comeback! A meeting with some music industry heavyweights resulted in The Real Me, Frank's aptly titled show and upcoming album. Frank Shiner's 54 Below debut concentrates on a new breed of standards featured on this recording, from the "deliciously jazzy" simplicity of Elvis Costello's "Almost Blue," to the "cool, sexy" rhythms of Tom Waits' "Temptation," to his current hit single, Randy Newman's beautiful "Feels Like Home." Taken together, the songs and storytelling each describe chapters in Shiner's long love affair with his wife Suzanne. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ALEXA RAY JOEL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Singer, songwriter and pianist Alexa Ray Joel will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 24th through 28th at 8:45 pm. Alexa is the daughter and only child of singer-songwriter Billy Joel and first child of model Christie Brinkley. Joel released an EP Sketches (2006) and several singles on independent record labels. She has performed at numerous charity events and New York City fashion events, and in 2010 was chosen to be the spokesmodel for Prell shampoo. There is a $30-$105 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


CABARET IN THE JAZZ CLUBS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: JAY LEONHART: FAMILY & FRIENDS

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 25th features Jay Leonhart: Family & Friends. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

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

NYC: TIERNEY SUTTON QUARTET "AFTER BLUE: THE JONI MITCHELL PROJECT"

The Tierney Sutton Quartet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080)on Tuesday through Saturday, Jume 23rd through 28th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, vocalist Tierney Sutton brings songs from her CD "After Blue: The Joni Mitchell Project" to the Birdland stage. The recipient of numerous honors, including a Jazz Times Magazine cover story, she has been a frequent performer at prestigious venues including Birdland and Carnegie Hall and has been featured in popular films and commercials. On "After Blue," 2013 Grammy nominee for "Best Jazz Vocal Album," Tierney provides a fresh take on the music of Joni Mitchell. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT

Hiromi Uehara, along with Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips, bringa "Hiromi: The Trio Project" to THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592)on Wednesday through Sunday, June 25th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara, whose passionate and incendiary keyboard work has been a shining light on the jazz landscape since her 2003 debut, believes that the voice that never speaks can sometimes be the most powerful of all. Her newest release, a nine-song trio recording simply titled Voice, expresses a range of human emotions without the aid of a single lyric. Voice is set for a June 7, 2011, release on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group. Although a mesmerizing instrumentalist in her own right, Hiromi enlists the aid of two equally formidable players for this project - bassist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, The O'Jays, Steely Dan, Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, Jack Bruce). Jackson had previously played on a couple tracks from each of Hiromi's first two albums - Another Mind in 2003 and Brain in 2004 - but they had never recorded an entire album together. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MADE IN THE UK: PARTISANS AT DIZZY'S

The Partisans, with Julian Siegel, saxophone; Phil Robson, guitar; Thaddeus Kelly, bass; and Gene Calderazzo, drums, will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, June 24th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Since 1996, Partisans have been thrilling audiences in the UK and Europe with their energetic performances of tightly knit themes and groove-based sounds, bridging the gap between New York swing, European improvisation, and UK jam band. They are widely acknowledged as the godfathers of the new wave of British jazz and have played with critically acclaimed musicians like Steve Swallow and Wayne Krantz. Award-winning co-leaders and composers Phil Robson and Julian Siegel are backed by the free-wheeling drive of the UK's Thaddeus Kelly and US ex-pat Gene Calderazzo. There is a $30 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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BOSTON: HUMAN FEEL WITH JIM BLACK, ANDREW D'ANGELO, KURT ROSENWINKEL AND CHRIS SPEED

Human Feel, featuring Jim Black, Andrew D'Angelo, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Chris Speed will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757on Wednesday, June 25th at 7:30 pm. Founded in the late 80s by Seattleites Jim Black, Andrew D'Angelo and Chris Speed, they later hooked up with Kurt Rosenwinkel in Boston at Berklee College of Music in the early 90s, and Kurt joined the band from there on. Following the Boston years they all subsequently relocated to New York City, and became mainstays on the "downtown" scene, performing at venues like Knitting Factory & Tonic. They released their 3rd Human Feel album entitled Welcome to Malpesta (New World) in 1994 followed by their album "Speak to it" on Songlines in 1997. Then their individual careers took them in different directions until they reunited again in 2007 for the album "Galore" and some subsequent touring in Europe. Now the band is re-uniting for the first time since "Galore", and are ready to continue the adventure with a new album already recorded at "The Loove" in Brooklyn and to be released June 2014. There is a $25 cover.


TORONTO: TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL: IAN SHAW

Ian Shaw will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday, June 25th at 8:00 pm at part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. Ian Shaw has already amassed a number of highly acclaimed intentionally released albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. He has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world's finest male jazz vocalists. He was "Best Jazz Vocalist" at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, and nominated in the Best UK Vocalist category at the JazzFM awards in 2013.

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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WASHINGTON, DC: NEGLETHEA "DR. J" JOHNSON

Negleatha "drj" Johnson brings her 'Gospel Soul' sound to BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, June 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Since her debut album in 1996 entitled A Life Poured Out, Negleatha "drj" Johnson has remained true to her "calling" to compose and sing music that heals, restores and ushers in waves of hope. Hers is the music that inspires whether it's nestled in energizing Latin rhythms, contemporary chords, or a genre yet to be defined. As you listen, you can't help but be taken in by her calming vocal musings as she unwraps songs exposing a type of personal transparency that could only come from one who has found peace in her faith, purpose and unique music style. Her thought provoking music puts the listener safely on a journey towards wholeness as she reveals much of her own life story in song - a story that began in a small town in North Carolina where Negleatha played the piano for her church and high school choirs. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: MICHELLE WALKER: "LOVE MISERY" TOUR

Michelle Walker returns to the DC area to promote her upcoming CD release, Love Misery, with a performance at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, June 25th at 7:30 pm. Armed with a provocative, whiskey-soaked tone, this charismatic jazz singer uses a dynamic blend of blues, bebop, swing and soul to create her story. She is often compared to Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone and Betty Carter in style. Based in New York, she bends the lines and boundaries of jazz vocal art. Michelle is very versatile, blessed with a beautifully distinctive voice of rich colors and adventurous flexibility. In her new CD, she has arrange a unique collection of jazz standards, originals and pop tunes. Joining her will be Toru Dodo on piano,Michael O'Brien on bass and Willard Dyson on drums. Michelle has toured all throughout the US, Europe and the Far East. Highlights of her career include the Lincoln Center Women in Jazz Festival and performing at the White House for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. There is a $15 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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LOS ANGELES: DOLORES PETERSEN PRESENTS SHIRLEE KONG AND CENGIZ YALTKAYA

Dolores Petersen presents Shirlee Kong and Cengiz Yaltkaya at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesday, June 25th at 9:00 pm. Ms. Kong began appearing on TV, film, and theatre as a child performer, and once "served" in a different capacity at The Gardenia, but is presently pursuing her career as a jazz vocalist. She recently concluded a successful "sold-out" tour of French Polynesia, and has twice been voted "Favorite Artist of the Week" by the listeners of SkyJazz Radio, Canada. She returns to The Gardenia with performance-buddy Cengiz Yaltkaya in tow. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: CES CRU PLUS INFO GATES AT YOSHI'S

Kansas City hip-hop duo Ces Cru will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, June 25th at 8:00 pm. There were times when more hip-hop albums sounded like this, like Ces Cru's Constant Energy Struggles, the Kansas City duo's debut full-length album on Strange Records. There were times when albums were formulated around concepts big and small, dedicated to pushing envelopes, sharing pin-pointed messages and built around lyrical conceits that required intense listening, confident rhyme flows that created new patterns, music that thumped and bumped and pounded and grooved. Those times are not now, but Constant Energy Struggles arrives in this moment - sounding not like an anachronism or a revival, but a celebration of a lineage that, while overshadowed by other aspects of hip-hop, has continued to evolve and progress outside of the mainstream. There is a $17 cover.


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LONDON: KATE DIMBLEBY AT CRAZY COQS

The acclaimed singer and storyteller Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano, will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Thursday, June 24th through 26th at 8:00 pm. In this highly commended show, Dimbleby explores the extraordinary songbook and life story of cult favourite Dory Previn, the queen of 70's confessional songwriters, who died on Valentine's Day 2012, 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. Kate and Naadia roam freely across great songs from the heart, songs of emancipation and sweet revenge, and the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter with a relevant story for today. A national radio regular and with several albums to her credit, including the hit Songs of Dory Previn, Kate Dimbleby has been described by The Times as "one of the most versatile singers on the jazz/blues circuit". A natural born performer and drawn to music from a young age, she grew up in a family where performing was the norm. Her father is the broadcaster David Dimbleby and her mother is a trained classical singer. Her uncle on her mother's side played jazz piano, trumpet and blues harp, and inspired her with his collection of gramophone records. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: JENNY GREEN AT THE PHEASANTRY

Croydon based Jenny Green will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Wednesday, June 25th at 8:30 pm. Green is a British jazz singer whose debut album "Caught A Touch Of Your Love" is a musically tight, sophisticated and supremely confident sounding piece of work. It is hard to believe it is Jenny Green's debut album. She has an assured lightish and clear vocal touch reminding one a little of Ella Fitzgerald at times and the album features many songs from the classic songbook canon from which she declares a lifetime of love and devotion to. However it also highlights a sprinkling of more recently penned items all of which have been particularly shrewdly selected. 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 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.

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: 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: 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: BARBARA McCARTHY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Singer/actor Barbara McCarthy will present a classic cabaret show, "Dreaming This Time" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, June 24th at 7:00 pm. She will be accompanied on piano by Regan Ryzuk. Barbara McCarthy has appeared off-Broadway in the long-running improvisational hit "The Proposition" at The Manhattan Theatre Club, with the New Jersey State Opera Company and the Stuyvesant Opera Company in New York City. She has performed roles in regional theatre ranging from Hedy LaRue in "How to Succeed" to Zerlina in "Don Giovanni". She has appeared in industrial films and in over 250 television commercials for such companies as American Express, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Mercedes, Hallmark, Nabisco and Proctor & Gamble, as well as roles in the daytime television soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live". She has recorded three CDs, Barbara McCarthy Sings!, By George - the Songs of George Gershwin, and Dreaming This Time (currently in production). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: WILL & ANTHONY NUNZIATA: THE BOYS ARE BACK!

After sold-out concerts in January, February, and March, acclaimed singing-actors & entertainers Will & Anthony Nunziata are back at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, June 24th at 7:00 pm with a brand-new concert singing their favorite songs & telling their favorite stories. The singers, actors and recording artists have won acclaim for their concert and symphony performances throughout the country and around the world putting their fresh take on pop standards, Broadway showstoppers, as well as contemporary and classic Italian music. The brothers will be joined by their three-piece swinging band comprised of pianist Alvin Hough, Jr., drummer Jeremy Yaddaw and bassist Adam Neely. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FORMER MISS AMERICA KATE SHINDLE AT 54 BELOW

Kate Shindle has stories to tell in her new show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, June 24th at 9:30 pm. From being crowned Miss America to tackling Broadway in Legally Blonde, Wonderland, and Cabaret, this high-belting diva has graced all kinds of stages–and built up quite an impressive book of audition songs along the way. For her 54 Below debut, Kate has assembled the songs she's learned but never gotten to perform, bringing her "Binder of Broken Dreams" to life on the stage. Jason Howland is at the piano for a show that will be awesomely fun … filled with insider stories, great songs, and the kind of impressive vocal gymnastics only Kate can do! There is a $25-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ALEXA RAY JOEL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Singer, songwriter and pianist Alexa Ray Joel will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday through Saturday, June 24th through 28th at 8:45 pm. Alexa is the daughter and only child of singer-songwriter Billy Joel and first child of model Christie Brinkley. Joel released an EP Sketches (2006) and several singles on independent record labels. She has performed at numerous charity events and New York City fashion events, and in 2010 was chosen to be the spokesmodel for Prell shampoo. There is a $30-$105 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


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

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

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: TIERNEY SUTTON QUARTET "AFTER BLUE: THE JONI MITCHELL PROJECT"

The Tierney Sutton Quartet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080)on Tuesday through Saturday, Jume 23rd through 28th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, vocalist Tierney Sutton brings songs from her CD "After Blue: The Joni Mitchell Project" to the Birdland stage. The recipient of numerous honors, including a Jazz Times Magazine cover story, she has been a frequent performer at prestigious venues including Birdland and Carnegie Hall and has been featured in popular films and commercials. On "After Blue," 2013 Grammy nominee for "Best Jazz Vocal Album," Tierney provides a fresh take on the music of Joni Mitchell. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: MICHEL CAMILO - SOLO PIANO

Michel Camilo will perform music from his 2013 Latin GRAMMY award winning album "What's Up?" for the first time in NYC at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday & Tuesday, June 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. A pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer that flavors his tunes with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Michel Camilo's musical language is an expressive combination of his Dominican Republic musical heritage and a rich, intelligent use of jazz harmonies and textures. Camilo composed his first piece at age five then studied at the National Conservatory for thirteen years. At age sixteen, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. In 1979, he moved to New York City where he furthered his education at Mannes and the Juilliard School of Music. Since his 1985 Carnegie Hall debut and his 1987 composer debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic, Camilo has become a leading figure in jazz in the US, Europe, Japan, and the Caribbean. November of 1988 marked his debut on a major record label with the release of his self- titled album, Michel Camilo (Sony). There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: MADE IN THE UK: JONATHAN GEE TRIO AT DIZZY'S

Leading European pianist Jonathan Gee is joined by his exciting trio, featuring New Yorkers Joseph Lepore (bass) and Rob Garcia (drums), at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595)for their debut appearance on Tuesday, June 24th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Their repertoire features Gee's effervescent original music and new interpretations of Thelonious Monk and Toninho Horta. A dedicated scholar of Monk's music, Gee has performed the complete works of Monk in full-day sessions at the London Jazz Festival and is a founding member of the 14-person Monk Liberation Front. There is a $30 cover.

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TORONTO: TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL: JON BALLANTYNE

Highly acclaimed Canadian-born jazz pianist and composer Jon Ballantyne will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, June 24th at 8:00 pm. Ballantyne has released 10 albums, won 2 Juno awards and received 4 Juno nominations as a leader. Jon's early interest in studying and performing music ultimately led to his playing and/or recording with some of the finest jazz musicians of our time, including Joe Henderson, Paul Bley, Dewey Redman, Seamus Blake, Billy Hart, Roy Haynes, Ingrid Jensen, Phil Woods, Gene Perla, Drew Gress, Dave Liebman, Alan Jones, Donny McAslin, Bill Goodwin, Don Thompson, Phil Dwyer, Joe Lovano and Mark Turner. In a performance career spanning almost three decades, Jon has toured in Japan, a great deal of Western Europe, the UK and Ireland, all provinces in Canada as well as 40 US States. Jon has performed in some of the world's finest concert halls such as the Cremona, Italy Opera House; Kilbourn Hall-Eastman School of Music and Place des Arts-Montreal; and some of the world's finest art institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Stockholm. He has also performed at highly regarded jazz clubs like Birdland and the Knitting Factory in New York, and the Deer Head Inn in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tickets: $25. MUST BE PURCHASED FROM TICKETMASTER or by calling 1-855-985-5000.


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WASHINGTON, D.C.: GLORIA REUBEN AT BLUES ALLEY

Actress, singer and social activist Gloria Reuben will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, June 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Many will remember her as the HIV+ health care professional "Jeanie Boulet" on the hit NBC series ER, a role that garnered her two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. Gloria is most recently seen in Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN. Gloria's music career includes being a backup singer for Tina Turner in 2000, which led her to record her solo album Just For You. She currently has a thriving jazz/cabaret show highlighting the ladies of jazz: Ella, Sarah, Billie, and her favorite Shirley Horn. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS AT BETHESDA BLUES

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Tuesday, June 24th at 7:30 pm. Harmonica icon/ vocalist/ songwriter Rick Estrin, along with The Nightcats (jaw-dropping guitarist Chris "Kid" Andersen; singing drummer who plays standing up J. Hansen; and dynamic multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Farrell on electric and acoustic bass, organ and piano) and featuring Cathy Ponton King, serve up fresh and modern original blues injected with a solid dose of gritty roadhouse rock 'n' roll. Since the 2009 release of their celebrated Alligator Records debut, TWISTED, the band has toured non-stop, honing their creative synergy to a razor's edge. Night after night, the band blazes their own innovative musical path while still remaining true to the blues. Rick Estrin won a 2013 Blues Music Award for Instrumentalist Of The Year - Harmonica. There is a $15 cover.

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 24th 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.

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LONDON: KATE DIMBLEBY AT CRAZY COQS

The acclaimed singer and storyteller Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano, will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Thursday, June 24th through 26th at 8:00 pm. In this highly commended show, Dimbleby explores the extraordinary songbook and life story of cult favourite Dory Previn, the queen of 70's confessional songwriters, who died on Valentine's Day 2012, 40 years after the release of her most successful album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. Kate and Naadia roam freely across great songs from the heart, songs of emancipation and sweet revenge, and the life of a vastly under-appreciated songwriter with a relevant story for today. A national radio regular and with several albums to her credit, including the hit Songs of Dory Previn, Kate Dimbleby has been described by The Times as "one of the most versatile singers on the jazz/blues circuit". A natural born performer and drawn to music from a young age, she grew up in a family where performing was the norm. Her father is the broadcaster David Dimbleby and her mother is a trained classical singer. Her uncle on her mother's side played jazz piano, trumpet and blues harp, and inspired her with his collection of gramophone records. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: MOMENTUM AT THE PHEASANTRY

The latin-jazz band Momentum will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, June 24th at 8:30 pm. Momentum features Yosi Marshall (saxes), Johnny P (bass), Kate de Freitas (vocals), Urszula (keyboards), Paul Viski (guitar) and Lyn Edwards (drums). The band plays all original material, a sexy mix of jazz, tango, flamenco, calypso and indo-fusion. Their regular gigs include the premier jazz venues The Spice of Life in Soho, Charlie Wright's in Hoxton and The Bull's Head in Barnes. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BARRET IS BACK ON RESTAURANT ROW

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

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NYC: BARRET IS BACK ON RESTAURANT ROW

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

NYC: FRINGE HIT 'GAY CAMP' RETURNS TO THE DUPLEX

Following last summer's hit run at the New York International Fringe Festival, the award winning "Best Ensemble" of Christian Mansfield, Philip Mutz, and Ken Urso are back for another summer of GAY CAMP at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. 'Confused' campers Josh and Anton are shipped off to Camp Acceptance where they encounter an evil headmaster, electrified fences, disco balls, Michelle Bachmann, and more innuendos than you can shake a dildo at! It's gay. It's camp. It's GAY CAMP! There is a $7 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DOROTHY BISHOP AND THE DOZEN DIVAS SHOW

Dorothy Bishop brings her 'Dozen Divas Show to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. The show is directed by John Paolillo and written by Dorothy Bishop and James Jorden. A Yale trained soprano, Dorothy's incredible versatility and outrageous sense of humor landed her as a finalist on America's got Talent Season 4. She has headlined and emcee'd events all over the world including Soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, First Broadway National Tour of Master Class (Starring Faye Dunaway) Her own headline act (Viva la Diva) on the world's top luxury liners - Queen Mary 2, Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, and is presently touring with her own musical comedy The Dozen Divas Show. She has played the ultra fabulous and top chic clubs of NYC including Broadway's New Klub Kazino and 42nd Streets hottest new nightclub - XL. There is a $22 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE HIGHLAND DIVAS: MUSICAL CROSSROADS

The Highland Divas bring their show 'Musical Crossroads' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, June 23rd at 9:30 pm. Georgia Johnson, Margaret Kelly, and Marla Kavanaugh are a long way from home. Although these talented young women are enjoying careers that landed them in New York, they all hail from well outside of the Big Apple. These uniquely talented artists will take you on a musical journey that spans the folk music of Ireland, Scotland, and New Zealand, and culminates in the soaring heights of Rock Opera. It is a journey from the most achingly spare Celtic ballads, to the most thrilling, harmonized interpretations of popular and classical music. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE BEST OF DINA MARTINA

Cult sensation Dina Martina returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday, June 23rd at 7:30 pm with THE BEST OF DINA MARTINA. After attaining cult status in her native town of Seattle and touring nationally, Martina's official New York debut in 2005 sold out in minutes. Her follow-up shows have left jaded audiences (including Michael Stipe, Whoopi Goldberg, John Waters, Matt Stone, John Cameron Mitchell, Margaret Cho, Bruce Vilanch, Joyce Dewitt, and Jeff Stryker -- a list as strange has her shows) stunned and clamoring for more. Dina Martina has packed venues throughout Seattle as well as in Provincetown, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco and London. Martina has shared the bill with acts such as Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, Justin Bond, Nina Hagen and The Village People. She's the recipient of two GLAAD Media Award nominations for Best Off-Off-Broadway Show, two Footlight Awards from The Seattle Times (1999 & 2004), a 1997 nominee for a Seattle Stranger Fringe Theater Award for Best Solo Show, and a finalist for the 2007 Alpert Award. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: NOT JUST MARK YORK, HOSTED BY KLEA BLACKHURST

Songwriter Mark York takes a night off from playing sidekick in The Roundabout's Just Jim Dale to present some of his favorite Broadway performers singing his original songs in a tuneful, joyous evening of song at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. A songwriter in the grand tradition of his idols Jule Styne, Jerry Herman and Cy Coleman, Mark's songs represent a continuation of the classic Broadway sound. The evening is hosted by award-winner Klea Blackhurst (Hello, Dolly! at Goodspeed, Nutty Professor), starring Anna Bergman (A Little Night Music at Kennedy Center), Emily Walton (Peter and the Starcatcher), Shelly Burch (Nine, One Life To Live), Jeffrey Pew (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella), Mark Campbell (The Phantom of the Opera, National Tour), Diane J. Findlay (Sister Act, Encores' 70 Girls 70), Camille Saviola (Chicago, Nine), and Tony nominee Walter Willison (Two by Two, Grand Hotel). Also featured are Janet Dunn, Merrill Grant, Ryan McCall and David Auxier. Directed by Walter Willison (Kathi Moss' Rama-Lama-Ding Dong Reunion), and Produced/Music Directed by Aaron Gandy (Just Jim Dale). There is a $25-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY CELEBRATES PRIDE WEEK!

Broadway Celebrates Pride Week!, featuring Robin de Jesus, Tracy McDowell, Christine Dwyer, & more, at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, June 23rd at 9:30 pm. All the colors of the rainbow unite in support of the LGBTQ Broadway Community for this Pride extravaganza! Hosted by The Book of Mormon's Terren Wooten Clarke as Kizha A. Carr and produced by Bryan Campione and Harold Lewter, a portion of the evenings proceeds will be donated to the Hetrick-Martin Institute. Featuring many of Broadway's best and brightest performing songs from Broadway, pop, rock, soul and beyond, with performances from Robin de Jesus (In the Heights, LaCage), Tracy McDowell (Motown), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Alex Newell (Unique Adams on Glee), Joey Contreras, Bobby Cronin, Alan Shaw (Les Mis•rables), Mykal Kilgore (Motown), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Scott Alan (Home) and many more, this evening is sure to dazzle and spread the love around. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


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

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

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NYC: AMANDA GREEN'S TRUNK SHOW

Songwriter Amanda Green and her friends, Ariana Debose (Motown, Bring it On), Jenn Colella (If/Then), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands On A Hardbody, Hair), Janet Krupin (If/Then,Bring It On), Kathleen Monteleone (Hands On A Hardbody, Tales of the City) and Clarke Thorell (Annie) return to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm to perform a hilarious and heartfelt evening of undiscovered 'trunksongs' cut from Green's Broadway shows High Fidelity, Hands On A Hardbody, and Bring It On. Matt Gallagher will lead the band. Amanda Green is a Tony-nominated lyricist-composer and award-winning performer. She had 2 new musicals nominated for Tony Awards in the 2012-2013 season: Bring It On (Best Musical) (Co-Lyricist) and Hands On A Hardbody (Best Score) (Lyricist/Co-Composer); for her work on those shows she also received 3Drama Desk Award Nominations, an Outer Critics Circle Award Nom and the 2013 Frederic Loewe Composer's Award from the Dramtists Guild. Also on Broadway, High Fidelity (Lyrics). She collaborated with Arthur Laurents on the revival of Hallelujah Baby! contributing additional lyrics. Legendary guitarist Trey Anastasio performs their songs with his bands Phish and TAB. TV: TheWonder Pets. Winner, Jonathan Larson Award, Songwriter's Hall Of Fame Award. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

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

NYC: BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS: MICHEL CAMILO - SOLO PIANO

Michel Camilo will perform music from his 2013 Latin GRAMMY award winning album "What's Up?" for the first time in NYC at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday & Tuesday, June 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. A pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer that flavors his tunes with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Michel Camilo's musical language is an expressive combination of his Dominican Republic musical heritage and a rich, intelligent use of jazz harmonies and textures. Camilo composed his first piece at age five then studied at the National Conservatory for thirteen years. At age sixteen, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. In 1979, he moved to New York City where he furthered his education at Mannes and the Juilliard School of Music. Since his 1985 Carnegie Hall debut and his 1987 composer debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic, Camilo has become a leading figure in jazz in the US, Europe, Japan, and the Caribbean. November of 1988 marked his debut on a major record label with the release of his self- titled album, Michel Camilo (Sony). There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: THE ALAN BROADBENT TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Alan Broadbent Trio, with Alan Broadbent, piano; Harvie S, bass; and Billy Mintz, drums will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, June 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. GRAMMY Award-winning arranger, conductor, and pianist Alan Broadbent was born in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1966, at the age of 19, he moved to the U.S. with a DownBeat magazine scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Over the course of a 45-year career that began with an invitation to join Woody Herman's band as pianist and arranger, Broadbent has collaborated with some of the most recognized names in jazz, including Irene Kral, Natalie Cole, Charlie Haden, Shirley Horn, and Diana Krall. In 2007, he was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit. His 2013 solo album, Heart to Heart, received a 5-star rating from DownBeat Magazine. There is a $30 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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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: GERALD CLAYTON

Pianist Gerald Clayton will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Monday, June 23rd at 8:00 pm at part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. Over the course of eight years, with three albums as a leader, several studio projects as a sideman, and countless worldwide performances, pianist and composer Gerald Clayton has established himself as a leading figure in the up-and-coming generation of jazz artists who are fluent in the range of styles that make up today's jazz lexicon. Clayton is well on his way toward etching his own enduring mark in the long and rich tradition of jazz. Never has this been more apparent than in Life Forum, his latest recording on Concord Jazz and his most ambitious project to date. Born in the Netherlands in 1984 and raised in Southern California, Clayton took his first piano lessons before age seven with the full support and encouragement of his father, the acclaimed jazz bassist, composer and bandleader, John Clayton. Music was a central part of his life from as long as he can remember and it became a lifetime commitment very early on. In 2011, Gerald received a second Grammy nomination, this time for 'Best Jazz Instrumental Composition', for his piece "Battle Circle" featured on the Clayton Brothers recording, The New Song and Dance. The same year, Clayton released his second album, Bond: The Paris Sessions. Bond received a Grammy nomination, Gerald's third, in 2012 for 'Best Jazz Instrumental Album'.

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


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WASHINGTON, DC: GINA ROSE AT BLUES ALLEY

Gina Rose performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, June 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. An artist destined for success, Ms. Gina Rose is one of the fastest growing entertainment entities in the Washington Metropolitan area. Gina Rose created her own buzz and has become a DC favorite and beyond. Although she is classically trained having earned a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice from the University of the District of Columbia, Gina Rose charms audiences with a distinctive, soulful voice and a performance that ranges from classic to up tempo R&B, Hip-Hop/Soul with the subtle inclusion of a little neo-soul. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA MONDAYS

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

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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Some listings provided by Les Traub of CABARET WEST


LOS ANGELES: CLASSIC BROADWAY AT VITELLO'S

Fraser Entertainment Group presents another evening of Classic Broadway at VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905)on Monday, June 23rd at 8:00 pm. Classic favorites from your favorite shows, sung by some of the best singers in LA, including Terron Brooks, Dan Callaway, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Ashley Fox Linton, Ruth Williamson and more!! Brad Ellis is musical director. There is a $15 cover.

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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 Monday, June 23rd at 8:00 pm featuring the outstanding and unusually funny operatic diva Louise Innes, the indispensible David Harrod and Jamie Fisher. Charlie 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. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: JAZZTIME LIVE PRESENTS: AUGUST AND AFTER

JazzTime Live presents August and After at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday, June 23rd at 8:30 pm. August and After, composed of Ned Mortimer (guitar), Vedantha Kumar (singer-guitarist), Jordan Bergmans (viola) and Tom Fromant (bass), bring their distinctive charm and unique alt-folk sound to The Pheasantry, to mark the release of the first single off their upcoming EP. Expect enchanting vocal harmonies, intricate guitar lines, and hauntingly beautiful string and piano arrangements. Call for cover/minimum information.


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