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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SEPTEMBER 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28, 2014


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PALM SPRINGS: CHARLES HERRERA IN "BY REQUEST"

Charles Herrera, one of Palm Springs most popular singers will perform his new show, "By Request" at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731 ) on Sunday, September 28th at 2:00 pm. Musical director is Tim Bruneau with Teresa Di Pietro on cello. The show is part of Les Michael's Sundays in the Summer Series. Known for his smooth voice and outgoing charm, Charles is a desert favorite and is regularly featured in productions, benefits, and shows throughout the desert. Charles was born and raised in the heart of the wine-growing Napa Valley. With training in opera, he is equally comfortable singing in musical styles from Opera, Country, Pop, Broadway, Jazz, and Standards from the Great American Songbook. His acting studies with teacher Stella Adler came in very handy with his performances in musicals and plays including Godspell, Oklahoma, The Mikado, The Glass Menagerie, and Harvey, and he's been nominated twice for Desert Theatre League awards for Best Lead Performer in Marry Me a Little, and Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. A seasoned cabaret singer, his performances have garnered him critical-acclaim and earned him fans in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Mexico - where he is in high demand for dubbing the singing in Spanish for US animated features. There is an $11 cash cover.
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CABARET - JAZZ SUNDAY BRUNCH EVENTS

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

NYC: DIZZY GILLESPIE ALL-STARS - FALL SUNDAY BRUNCH RESIDENCY

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars for a special Fall Sunday Brunch Residency. The band will perform brunch shows every Sunday with performances at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm, through December 28th. History has produced its share of great artists and great people - legendary jazz trumpeter John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration; as a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces; and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work. Officially authorized by Lorraine Gillespie, and under the leadership of Dizzy's long-time bassist John Lee, a selection of ensembles of varying sizes were formed, featuring many of the wide variety of musicians who worked with Dizzy plus some newer talents from the jazz scene. Together they are working to continue the legacy of both the music and the personality of this great jazz master who had such a profound impact on twentieth century music. There is a $35 cover. **Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**

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: SUNDAY OPEN MIC AT THE MET

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

Patrick Hewan will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sundays, September 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 11:30 am as part of the club's Sunday Jazz Brunch series. Patrick Hewan is a rising star in the Toronto Jazz scene who's energetic virtuosic playing captivates and moves his audiences. He draws on the vast vocabulary of the legendary jazz pianists who came before him and adds his own spirit and passion to create a unique sound and style. Drawing heavily on influences such as: Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Hiromi Uehara, Oscar Peterson, and Phineas Newborn while studying under the tutelage of legendary pianists such as Mark Eisenman, Brian Dickesnon, Richard Whiteman, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duran it's no secret where Patrick developed his unique, high-octane style that still clearly adheres to the art forms tradition. Patrick began studying classical piano at the age of four and was later introduced to the saxophone where he developed a great love for jazz music. His education includes York University and Humber College and he is a recipient of the Berklee World Tour Scholarship for both sax and piano. There is no cover.


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NYC: IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME! WITH KAREN HOLT

An intimate musical journey featuring a range of styles from Dolly Parton to Gershwin to Alanis Morissette and a few Broadway melodies for kicks will be presented by Karen Holt at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, September 28th at 4:30 pm. It's about damn time you make that move. It's about damn time you started dating again. It's about damn time you get it together and stop feeling sorry for yourself. In Karen Holt's debut Cabaret, she puts her "big girl panties" on and tells the story of her realization that though we may have chips and cracks, we are not broken .... It's about damn time! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RICKY RITZEL SINGS ELAINE STRITCH

Cabaret warhorse Rick Ritzel pays homage to Broadway legend Elaine Stritch in a hilarious and poignant evening of nonstop fun on Sunday, September 28th at 4:00 pm. From Angel in the Wings to A Little Night Music, Elaine Stitch has introduced and covered some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century. Now, Mr. Ritzel puts his unique spin on them in this loving tribute to one of Broadway's greatest treasures. There is a $22.50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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


NYC: FLY UP! WITH JOSHUA DIXON

Joshua Dixon, after thrilling audiences in Scott Evan Davis' PICTURE PERFECT, returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, September 28th at 7:00 pm in his solo cabaret debut, FLY UP! Featuring songs by Rogers & Hammerstein, Bastille, Andrew Lippa, & Stephen Sondheim and others, the show will explore his trials, tribulations, and triumphs of growing up Mormon, or in fact, simply growing up. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CHRYSTEN PEDDIE: TOO DAMN TALL

Metro-Star Top 10 Finalist, Chrysten Peddie, makes her full-length cabaret debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, September 28th at 7:00 pm. She tells, in this hour long examination, how being "Too Damn Tall" has affected her life both professionally and personally and the things she has learned from it along the way. Chrysten brings her strong, soulful voice and presence to a combination of music theatre, pop and rock tunes by such artists as Stephen Sondheim, Florence & the Machine, Marc Blitzstein, William Finn and The Rolling Stones among many others. Sometimes bold and brassy, sometimes introspective and vulnerable, an hour with Chrysten Peddie promises to be an hour of entertainment you won't soon forget! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE MAGGIE ROSE SEXTET: COOL JAZZ FROM GERSHWIN TO BOSSA NOVA

The Maggie Rose Sextet (Maggie Rose, Vocals; Marta Sanchez, Piano; Diego Porchile, Guitar; Richard Benetar, Clarinet; Sam Weber, Bass; and George Mel, Drums ) performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, September 8th at 9:30 pm. In recent years Maggie has returned to her first love, the American songbook. A native of Poughkeepsie, NY, Maggie's musical influences include Billie Holiday, June Christy, Ella Fitzgerald, and the young Doris Day. Maggie has performed as a jazz singer since 2002, but she is new to NYC. In Boston, Maggie sang at numerous venues, including a seven-month engagement at the Encore Lounge, The Hyatt Regency-Boston, the Boston Center for the Arts, The Fireplace, the Artists-at-Large Gallery, C. R. Sparks, Raffael's, Bob the Chef's, Kennedy's Midtown, The Hartwell House, The Barking Crab, and the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Maggie also performed live on WGBH's "Jazz Songbook." There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE BEST OF DINA MARTINA AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will bring her show THE BEST OF DINA MARTINA to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th at 7:00 pm. The show is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. Once again, Dina offers a delightful blend of unequaled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, and unbelievable video. 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: 1 NIGHT OF PEACE & MUSIC- A TRIBUTE TO WOODSTOCK

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 ) presents '1 Night of Peace & Music- A Tribute to Woodstock' on Sunday, September 28th at 10:00 pm. On August 15, 1969, the world erupted in a musical explosion when Woodstock kicked off for an unprecedented four day extravaganza in White Lake, NY. Now, 45 years later, 54 BELOW relives highlights of that incredible weekend in the history of music when leading voices from Broadway, cabaret and jazz converge for a night of peace, love & understanding. Starring: The Audiobodies, Rex Benincasa, Carole J. Bufford, Peter Calo, Scott Coulter, Natalie Douglas, Adam Fisher, Lauren Fox, Ritt Henn, Heather MacRae, Marissa Mulder, T. Oliver Reid, Ted Stafford, Chris Sullivan, Stacy Sullivan and Jon Weber. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STACY SULLIVAN IS "ON THE AIR" A SALUTE TO MARIAN MCPARTLAND

On Friday through Sunday, September 26th through 28th, acclaimed vocalist Stacy Sullivan, winner of the Nightlife, Bistro, and MAC Award for Outstanding Female New York Debut, pays tribute to Marian McPartland with the New York debut of "On the Air" at THE YORK THEATRE at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-5820 ext. 25)! Check their website for details. Legendary jazz pianist Marian McPartland (1918-2013) left a body of work as a performer and composer rivaled only by her advocacy of the art form. As host of "Piano Jazz," she led the longest running cultural program in the history of National Public Radio, interviewing and performing with the giants of 20th century jazz. "On the Air" weaves storytelling and performances of some of the most beloved works from the American Songbook into a fascinating portrait of an Englishwoman who became an American jazz tastemaker. Featuring music of Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, Willie Nelson, and, of course, Marian herself. Call for cover/minimum information.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW":
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. On Sunday, September 28th David is back "LIVE!" with a free-form show patterned on the summer shows - and this will be done on the last Sunday each month. David will also have an in-studio interview with Mel Miller, Producer/Artistic Director of MUSICALS TONIGHT! and David Friedman, Songwriter/Record Producer about the new Nancy LaMott CD. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .

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



NYC: JANE MONHEIT'S JAZZ PARTY AT BIRDLAND

Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, with Michael Kanan, Neal Miner, Rick Montalbano will be held at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sundays, at 6:00 pm. In just over fifteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane's sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs has made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds. Jane will debut her forthcoming project, "Hello Bluebird: Celebrating the Jazz of Judy Garland," in NYC during a weeklong engagement in January 2015. 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: KENNY WERNER: COALITION AT THE BLUE NOTE

Kenny Werner, a world-class pianist and composer, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, September 26th through 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. His prolific output of compositions, recordings, and publications continue to impact audiences around the world. Born in Brooklyn in 1951 and growing up on Long Island, Werner began playing and performing at a young age, first recording on television at the age of 11. He formed his own trio in 1981 with drummer Tom Rainey and bassist Ratzo Harris. The trio matured for 14 years, wowing audiences in America and Europe and recording four albums along the way. For several years now, Werner has toured and recorded in a quintet format, releasing Balloons: Live at the Blue Note on Half Note Records just last year. Tonight, he returns to the Blue Note stage in this format, performing with an all-star quintet featuring guitarist Lionel Loueke and saxophonist Miguel Zenon. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: THE HEATH BROTHERS AT DIZZY'S

The Heath Brothers will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath is a living legend who has made essential contributions to jazz and played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. Joined on the drums by his equally revered brother, Albert "Tootie" Heath, and their recording band comprised of Jeb Patton and David Wong, this show will exemplify bebop, hard bop, and straight-ahead jazz of the highest caliber. Jazz fanatics, and anyone interested in learning more about the tradition, should not miss these masters. There is a $40-$45 cover.

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


TAPPAN, NY: NYC CABARET COMES TO TAPPAN

Husband/wife musical duo, Francine Evans & Joel Zelnik will present their cabaret revue, "DESTINATION: Las Vegas"- The Musical Journey"on Sunday, September 28th at THE 76 HOUSE (110 Main Street, Tappan, NY - 845-359-5476 ). Performances are at 6:30 & 8:00 pm. Originally staged Off-Off Broadway in NYC, 'DESTINATION: Las Vegas" features the legendary songs of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong and other favorite Las Vegas headliners performed live. Francine Evans is a singer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter and theatrical producer with a lifetime of experience in all styles of music. Joel Zelnik has entertained 5 presidents, is a pianist/bandleader for thousands of events, and has performed at concert venues in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Japan and Greece. Call for cover/minimum information.


TORONTO: A SONDHEIM JAZZ PROJECT AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

A Sondheim Jazz Project performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 ) on Sunday, September 28th at 7:00 pm. City of Strangers, the debut album by A Sondheim Jazz Project, takes on no less a task than rebuilding the lost bond between Broadway and modern jazz. Its leader, Bobby Hsu has set the beautiful melodies of Broadway's great master - Stephen Sondheim - to the compositional language of Wayne Shorter, Terence Blanchard and others while maintaining a deep respect for the dramatic and emotional heart of Sondheim's stunning lyrics. Singer Alex Samaras strikes a balance between perfectly placed jazz phrasing, tasteful improvisation, and something often neglected in jazz: a dynamic performance of the lyrics as story and character. A voice instructor in the jazz performance programs at both the University of Toronto and Humber College, Alex's singing is in demand by projects as varied as the Bicycle Opera tour, the Global Cabaret Festival at the Young Centre, and the Toronto Jazz Orchestra's Radiohead project. He has performed with Marvin Hamlisch, the Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble, the Tiny Alligator Orchestra, his own vocal ensemble GREX, and at various jazz and cabaret venues singing forgotten gems from the American songbook. As sidemen, ASJP's rhythm section—D'Arcy Myronuk (piano), James McEleney (bass) and Morgan Childs (drums)—have collectively accumulated one Juno nomination (2013) and two Grand Prix de Jazz (2009, 2012) awards at the TD Montreal jazz festival. Despite brief existence, A Sondheim Jazz Project is pleased to have built a devoted following which unites two communities not often seen in the same audience since the days of Jerome Kern and Cole Porter. There is a $15 cover.


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

New Orleans native Terence Blanchard will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In his teens Blanchard attended the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts, where he studied and played with saxophonist Donald Harrison. Harrison and Blanchard replaced Wynton and Branford Marsalis in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Blanchard is well known as a performer and musical composer for films, including several by Spike Lee. For Lee's film Mo' Better Blues Blanchard was musical arranger and a trumpet coach for actor Denzel Washington. Despite his interest and participation in film, television and theater, though, Blanchard regards himself first and foremost as a jazz musician. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: DIONNE FARRIS WITH THE RUSSELL GUNN QUARTET

Dionne Farris with The Russell Gunn Quartet will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, September 28th at 7:30 pm. Dionne has performed and recorded the likes of hip-hop, pop, soul, gospel, and modern R&B and now adds jazz to her repertoire. Born in the land of the funk, (Plainfield, New Jersey), she grew up listening to everything from P-Funk to the song styling's of the great jazz singers, (the latter influenced by her maternal grandparents), and with all that stirring inside, it was bound to show up at some point in her musical DNA. GRAMMY-winning vocalist Dionne Farris and GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn have embarked on a musical journey that will lift them higher along with inspiring those that support them. There is a $30 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES 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.


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: CHARLES HERRERA IN "BY REQUEST"

Charles Herrera, one of Palm Springs most popular singers will perform his new show, "By Request" at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731 ) on Sunday, September 28th at 2:00 pm. Musical director is Tim Bruneau with Teresa Di Pietro on cello. The show is part of Les Michael's Sundays in the Summer Series. Known for his smooth voice and outgoing charm, Charles is a desert favorite and is regularly featured in productions, benefits, and shows throughout the desert. Charles was born and raised in the heart of the wine-growing Napa Valley. With training in opera, he is equally comfortable singing in musical styles from Opera, Country, Pop, Broadway, Jazz, and Standards from the Great American Songbook. His acting studies with teacher Stella Adler came in very handy with his performances in musicals and plays including Godspell, Oklahoma, The Mikado, The Glass Menagerie, and Harvey, and he's been nominated twice for Desert Theatre League awards for Best Lead Performer in Marry Me a Little, and Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. A seasoned cabaret singer, his performances have garnered him critical-acclaim and earned him fans in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Mexico - where he is in high demand for dubbing the singing in Spanish for US animated features. There is an $11 cash cover.
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OAKLAND, CA: BIRD'S NEST JAZZ PRESENTS ROSEANNA VITRO CD RELEASE

BIRD'S NEST JAZZ at WATERPARK LOFTS (2875 Glascock Street #109, Oakland, CA - 510-534-6163 ) presents jazz in an intimate setting the last Sunday of the month from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Seating is first come, first served. On Sunday, September 28th, the club will present Vocalist Roseanna Vitro &• Pianist Mark Soskin In celebration of her newest CD "Clarity, Music Of Clare Fischer". Versatility is one of Vitro's key trademarks as shown by her three acclaimed, special project albums. Imaginative and deeply thought out, they're homage to such diverse artists as Randy Newman; Ray Charles on "Catchin' some Rays" and Bill Evanson "Conviction: Thought of Bill Evans." $26 suggested donation includes food & beverage. Call for directions.


OAKLAND, CA: THE MIKE ROSE/KELLY PARK BIG BAND AT THE SOUND ROOM

The Mike Rose/Kelly Park Big Band will perform on the last Sunday of every month at 5:00 pm at THE SOUND ROOM (2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA - 415-994-3501 ). The band is a seventeen piece Jazz Orchestra that truly takes joy in performing big band music of the past and present. This exciting ensemble plays some of the classic big band repertoire as well as original arrangements and compositions by members of the group. The band is comprised of veteran Bay Area musicians with an extensive history of playing, touring, and recording with some of the world's top acts including; Barry Manilow, Pete and Sheila Escovedo, Thad Jones, Kenny G, Stan Kenton Band, Eddie Money, The Shirelles, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Huey Lewis, and many more. There is a $10 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: LAURIE ANTONIOLI - THE MUSIC OF JONI MITCHELL

Fearless Bay Area vocalist Laurie Antonioli performs with The American Dreams Band for her show The Music of Joni Mitchell at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 ) on Sunday, September 28th at 7:00 pm. Laurier has never shied away from plunging into jazz's deepest pools. She's raced through bebop steeplechases with cult saxophonist Pony Poindexter, collaborated with Bobby McFerrin during his formative San Francisco years, performed and collaborated with tenor sax legend Joe Henderson, and recorded a breathtaking duo album with pianist Richie Beirach, just for starters. With her latest project, Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light, Antonioli plumbs new emotional depths exploring her earliest musical inspiration, the vividly confessional songs of Joni Mitchell. An internationally acclaimed jazz singer and influential educator, Antonioli doesn't just interpret Mitchell's music, she unveils unexpected emotional insights and uncovers submerged musical ideas while turning each song into her own revelatory tale. There is a $20 cover.

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LONDON: JOE STILGOE AT THE CRAZY COQS

One Sunday 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 at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 - ). His next performance is Sunday, September 28th at 7:00 pm. 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: I KISS YOUR HEART: BASED ON DYLAN THOMAS' LETTERS TO PEARL KAZIN

In an exciting collaboration to mark the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, a collection of recently published love letters written from Dylan to American literary critic Pearl Kazin, is performed by Amelia Zirin-Brown (Lady Rizo) and Tim Treloar at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday, September 26th at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, September 27th & 28th at 9:30 pm. As only half of Thomas's and Kazin's conversation exists, the other half has been imagined in this unique night of love, letters, poems and songs. Directed by Steve Marmion, Artistic Director of Soho Theatre, I KISS YOUR HEART features American cabaret star Amelia Zirin-Brown (Lady Rizo) as Pearl, and Welsh RSC stalwart Tim Treloar as Dylan, joined by a jazz trio. The music is composed in a collaboration between Yair Evnine and Greg Harradine (Soho Theatre's composer in Residence). In 1950 Dylan embarked on an intense year-long love affair with Pearl. Their love was documented in a collection of passionate letters sent from around the world to Pearl in America. Thomas' letters to Kazin are published by Parthian, with the title A Pearl of Great Price,edited and introduced by Jeff Towns. I Kiss Your Heart is part of the Dylan Thomas 100, and is generously supported by the Welsh Government. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: NICKY SCHRIRE QUARTET FEATURING ADAM WALDMANN

The Nicky Schrire Quartet featuring Adam Waldmann will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - ) on Sunday, September 8th at 8:00 pm. Schrire has shared her music with audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Portland, South Africa, Ireland and London. Her quartet for this performance will feature MOBO Award-winning tenor saxophonist and Kairos quartet frontman Adam Waldmann. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 27th

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NYC: GEORGA OSBORNE IS "BACK" AT MAMA'S

Back Stage Bistro and MAC Award winning popular cabaret artist and comedienne Georga Osborne returns to the stage after a 10-year hiatus in a brand new one-woman show, "back" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 ) with shows on Friday, September 19th at 7:00 pm; Saturday, September 27th at 5:30 pm; and Sunday, October 12th at 3:00 pm. Featuring an eclectic mix of music from Aretha to Winwood and Ahrens & Flaherty to Rodgers & Hammerstein, "back" is about being back on the cabaret stage, looking back, realizing we can't go back, and "Oh! My back!" The show is directed by Lennie Watts and Steven Ray Watkins provides musical direction. There may even be a special visit from 1960s-70s Pop Sensation (and Georga's pal and spirit guide), Mrs. Miller! Osborne is known for her tributes to Mrs. Miller and more recently for her appearances as Florence Foster Jenkins in "Souvenir: A Fantasy on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins" by Stephen Temperley. Georga Osborne has a Bistro Award for Outstanding Musical Comedy Performer as well as two MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) Awards in the same category. The cross-over artist has appeared on Broadway in "Meet Me in St. Louis" and has toured extensively in multiple international tours of such productions as the Cameron Mackintosh/National Theatre of Great Britain's production of "My Fair Lady", "The Sound of Music" (with both Marie Osmond and Debby Boone) and "Hansel und Gretel" as the Knusperhexe with the Pittsburgh Opera Theater. In addition, she has sung back-up vocals for Bjork and dragged Renee Fleming across the stage at Carnegie Hall in "A Streetcar Named Desire." There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: CORINNA SOWERS-ADLER: "BY REQUEST - NEW YORK MOMENTS"

Corinna Sowers-Adler continues her "By Request" series at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, September 27th at 4:00 pm with a very special show including songs and the memories and special moments behind why that song has been inspirational or life changing, all containing the theme of New York City. Corinna will be joined on stage by Musical Director, Markus Hauck with Colleen Clark on Drums, Amy Platt Crafton on Saxaphone and Christian Fabian on Bass. Corinna recently made her solo debut at 54 BELOW and will be performing at the 25th Annual Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention at Jazz at Lincoln Center on October 21, 2014. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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


NYC: GEORGA OSBORNE IS "BACK" AT MAMA'S

Back Stage Bistro and MAC Award winning popular cabaret artist and comedienne Georga Osborne returns to the stage after a 10-year hiatus in a brand new one-woman show, "back" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 ) with shows on Friday, September 19th at 7:00 pm; Saturday, September 27th at 5:30 pm; and Sunday, October 12th at 3:00 pm. Featuring an eclectic mix of music from Aretha to Winwood and Ahrens & Flaherty to Rodgers & Hammerstein, "back" is about being back on the cabaret stage, looking back, realizing we can't go back, and "Oh! My back!" The show is directed by Lennie Watts and Steven Ray Watkins provides musical direction. There may even be a special visit from 1960s-70s Pop Sensation (and Georga's pal and spirit guide), Mrs. Miller! Osborne is known for her tributes to Mrs. Miller and more recently for her appearances as Florence Foster Jenkins in "Souvenir: A Fantasy on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins" by Stephen Temperley. Georga Osborne has a Bistro Award for Outstanding Musical Comedy Performer as well as two MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) Awards in the same category. The cross-over artist has appeared on Broadway in "Meet Me in St. Louis" and has toured extensively in multiple international tours of such productions as the Cameron Mackintosh/National Theatre of Great Britain's production of "My Fair Lady", "The Sound of Music" (with both Marie Osmond and Debby Boone) and "Hansel und Gretel" as the Knusperhexe with the Pittsburgh Opera Theater. In addition, she has sung back-up vocals for Bjork and dragged Renee Fleming across the stage at Carnegie Hall in "A Streetcar Named Desire." There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, September 13th & 27th at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: "SHARON CLARK MISBEHAVES" - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

DC's remarkable jazz vocalist Sharon Clark returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, September 27th at 7:00 pm with a whole new show - "Sharon Clark Misbehaves," a collection of songs based on her overseas tours and domestic adventures. This is Clark's sixth Met Room engagement, and her latest collaboration with music director Chris Grasso. Clark has toured worldwide, from Europe to Israel, as well as multiple tours of Russia, where she is a major concert draw. A winner of the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition and the American Traditions Competition, Clark appears regularly in DC at Blues Alley and Loews Madison Hotel. A featured soloist with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony, Clark has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, the Cape May Jazz Festival and the Savannah Music Festival where she earned the festival's Gold Medal. Clark and Grasso are joined by Eric Wheeler, bass, and Lenny Robinson, drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: A NIGHT WITH ROGER GANGI AT THE MET

Native New Yorker Roger Gangi will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, September 27th at 9:30 pm. Roger's vocal style represents a strong style of many of his idols to include Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, Johnny Mathis, and Barry Manilow. He was born with a velvet voice and he has made a point in his life to work his voice to cultivate it and develop a style of his own and an outstanding vocal range. Roger is very passionate about his singing and has developed into a great entertainer. For the past 50 years, Roger has had the honor to sing at many events, fundraisers, private parties, weddings, clubs, and internationally acclaimed cabarets. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE BEST OF DINA MARTINA AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will bring her show THE BEST OF DINA MARTINA to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th at 7:00 pm. The show is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. Once again, Dina offers a delightful blend of unequaled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, and unbelievable video. 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.

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: CELEBRATING ADOLPH GREEN AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will celebrate the genius of Adolph Green in this, his centennial year on Thursday through Saturday, September 25th through 27th at 7:00 pm. A rotating cast of Broadway greats will present a three night musical soiree to pay tribute to this legendary master of his craft. In a career that spanned six decades and seven Tony Awards, Adolph Green and Betty Comden produced a body of work that is unparalleled in the American theatre: Wonderful Town. Bells Are Ringing, Singin' in the Rain, On the Town, The Will Rogers Follies, The Bandwagon, On the Twentieth Century, Applause, Subways Are For Sleeping! And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Hosted by Klea Blackhurst.
Guests for Sept 27th: Len Cariou, George Lee Andrews, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Eric Michael Gillett, Ed Dixon, Margo Seibert, John Tartaglia, Brad Oscar, Anita Gillette, Tari Kelly and Klea Blackhurst. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE PETERSONS AT 54 BELOW

Upstate New York's favorite family band, The Petersons, come to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, September 27th at 9:30 pm. They're not really a family (or, if we're being completely honest, from upstate NY either). Matt Saldivar (Act One, Peter and the Starcatcher, Grease, The Wedding Singer), Adam Stein (The Lion King), Keira Naughton (The Rivals, Lucy), Rick Holmes (Spamalot, Cabaret, Peter and the Starcatcher), Evan Robertson and Pete Simpson (Blue Man Group) play The Petersons, a musical band of misfits from the (fictional) upstate town of "Essex-on-Haugatuck." Performing an eclectic mixture of original rock music and character-based comedy, they come prepared with an entirely new show and special guest each time.The Petersons have played sold-out shows at Joe's Pub, Caroline's Comedy Club, Ars Nova and the West Bank Cafe. This is their debut at 54 Below. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS EWALT & WALKER'S PAJAMBOREE

After sold out shows at Joe's Pub, Caroline's on Broadway, and 92YTribeca, Ewalt & Walker are bringing their music to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, September 27th at 11:30 pm as part of the club's Later Night series. And this time, they've got their pajamas. Ewalt & Walker, the writers behind BROMANCE: THE DUDESICAL, are taking over late night at 54 Below with lots of their Broadway friends to throw a musical theater sleepover party. It's time for some great new music along with everyone's favorite sleepover traditions like scary stories, truth or dare, hair braiding, and seven minutes in heaven. Directed by Adria Barbosa, produced by Andrew Rasmussen, and music directed by Benjamin Rauhala (Broadway Loves Britney/The Spice Girls). Cast Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Rashidra Scott (Beautiful, Sister Act), Danny Quadrino, Liana Hunt (Newsies), Kate Fahrner (Wicked), Luca Padovan (Newsies), Madeleine Dougherty (Sister Act), Darren Bluestone (Avenue Q), Kyle Mitchell (Lion King), Steven Grant Douglas (Ghost), Emily Ferranti (Wicked), Kelly King (Winner of the Vi•a Del Mar song competition, 2013), Marissa Rosen (BedBugs: The Musical, Diva with Marty Thomas), Jonathan Whitton (2013 Broadway World winner), Andromeda Turre (Postmodern Jukebox), Rob Maitner and Hannah Rose DeFlumeri. There is a $15 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STACY SULLIVAN IS "ON THE AIR" A SALUTE TO MARIAN MCPARTLAND

On Friday through Sunday, September 26th through 28th, acclaimed vocalist Stacy Sullivan, winner of the Nightlife, Bistro, and MAC Award for Outstanding Female New York Debut, pays tribute to Marian McPartland with the New York debut of "On the Air" at THE YORK THEATRE at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-5820 ext. 25)! Check their website for details. Legendary jazz pianist Marian McPartland (1918-2013) left a body of work as a performer and composer rivaled only by her advocacy of the art form. As host of "Piano Jazz," she led the longest running cultural program in the history of National Public Radio, interviewing and performing with the giants of 20th century jazz. "On the Air" weaves storytelling and performances of some of the most beloved works from the American Songbook into a fascinating portrait of an Englishwoman who became an American jazz tastemaker. Featuring music of Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, Willie Nelson, and, of course, Marian herself. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: BARBARA CARROLL SATURDAYS AT BIRDLAND

NYC Cabaret/Jazz icon Barbara Carroll performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturdays, September 9th, 20th & 27th 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: BUD POWELL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

A 90th Birthday Celebration of jazz pianist Bud Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) will be held at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 23rd through 27th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Celebrating will be a band made up of Greg Osby (alto sax), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax, 9/23-26), Jaleel Shaw (altosax, 9/27), Dan Tepfer (piano), Lonnie Plaxico (bass) and Matt Wilson (drums). Powell was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. While Thelonious Monk became his close friend, his greatest influence was Art Tatum. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a leading figure in the development of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KENNY WERNER: COALITION AT THE BLUE NOTE

Kenny Werner, a world-class pianist and composer, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, September 26th through 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. His prolific output of compositions, recordings, and publications continue to impact audiences around the world. Born in Brooklyn in 1951 and growing up on Long Island, Werner began playing and performing at a young age, first recording on television at the age of 11. He formed his own trio in 1981 with drummer Tom Rainey and bassist Ratzo Harris. The trio matured for 14 years, wowing audiences in America and Europe and recording four albums along the way. For several years now, Werner has toured and recorded in a quintet format, releasing Balloons: Live at the Blue Note on Half Note Records just last year. Tonight, he returns to the Blue Note stage in this format, performing with an all-star quintet featuring guitarist Lionel Loueke and saxophonist Miguel Zenon. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: THE HEATH BROTHERS AT DIZZY'S

The Heath Brothers will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath is a living legend who has made essential contributions to jazz and played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. Joined on the drums by his equally revered brother, Albert "Tootie" Heath, and their recording band comprised of Jeb Patton and David Wong, this show will exemplify bebop, hard bop, and straight-ahead jazz of the highest caliber. Jazz fanatics, and anyone interested in learning more about the tradition, should not miss these masters. There is a $40-$45 cover.

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


BOSTON: OLETA ADAMS AT SCULLERS

Oleta Adams will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With seven CDs, including secular, gospel, a Christmas album, and Let's Stay Here, worldwide acclaim and over two-and a-half million albums sold, Oleta's musical odyssey continues - spiritually and creatively. For this consummate artist- composer -producer -musician, many goals remain on the horizon. Call for cover/minimum information.

TORONTO: ADI BRAUN: AN EVENING WITH ROSIE, JUDY AND PEGGY

Canadian Jazz Vocalist Adi Braun will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, September 25th through 27th at 9:00 pm. Adi has a long list of cabaret, concert and theatre successes to her credit. She has performed in every major jazz and concert venue in Toronto, has toured Canada, the United States and Europe, and released four critically acclaimed CDs, Delishious, The Rules of the Game, Live at the Metropolitan Room, and her latest offering Canadian Scenes I featuring all original material. Adi's repertoire ranges from the Great American songbook, to European cabaret, to contemporary songs by Canada legend's Shirley Eikhard and Gordon Lightfoot as well as her own originals. She is joined on stage by Dave Restivo - piano, Pat Collins - bass and Daniel Barnes - drums. There is a $15-$20 cover.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: CLAIRE YUNJIN LEE

Claire Yunjin Lee will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, September 25th through 27th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Claire has one more year to go to achieve her Bachelor's Degree of Music at Humber College. The Korean-Canadian pianist, composer, accompanist and educator is growing her reputation among young musicians in the jazz scene of Toronto. Born in Seoul, Korea, Claire moved to Canada when she was 13. Although her precious formal classical training did not continue for long, she was introduced to music again when she was graduated from high school. She achieved certification of Introduction to Jazz Performance program at Humber College, prior to the Bachelor's program. Over the years at Humber, she studied with world-renowned Canadian musicians such as Brian Dickinson, Bernie Senensky, Nancy Walker, Kirk MacDonald, Mike Downes, and New York's David Virelles. As evidenced in her compositions and playing, Claire's highly inspired by Bud Powell and Andrew Hill. Striving towards virtuosity on her piano, Claire seeks to carry both traditional and modern sound of jazz in her future works. There is no cover.


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: TERENCE BLANCHARD AT BLUES ALLEY

New Orleans native Terence Blanchard will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In his teens Blanchard attended the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts, where he studied and played with saxophonist Donald Harrison. Harrison and Blanchard replaced Wynton and Branford Marsalis in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Blanchard is well known as a performer and musical composer for films, including several by Spike Lee. For Lee's film Mo' Better Blues Blanchard was musical arranger and a trumpet coach for actor Denzel Washington. Despite his interest and participation in film, television and theater, though, Blanchard regards himself first and foremost as a jazz musician. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: LARRY WILLIS AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Keyboardist Larry Willis will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Once identified with on-the-edge free music, Willis had a profitable flirtation with fusion in the '70s, then moved to hard bop in the '80s and '90s. Willis' playing has been frenetic, ambitious, and interesting, but during his jazz-rock and fusion days it was funky but greatly restrained and simplistic. A devotee of Herbie Hancock, Willis has found a good balance, with expertly constructed modal solos and also lyrical, relaxed statements. Willis graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in the early '60s, then played with Jackie McLean and Hugh Masekela. He recorded with Lee Morgan and McLean in the mid-'60s, and worked with Kai Winding and Stan Getz, as well as recording with Robin Kenyatta in 1969. Willis turned to synthesizer and electric piano in the '70s, doing sessions with Cannonball Adderley, Earl May, Joe Henderson, Richard "Groove" Holmes, and Masekela again. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: BE'LA DONA AT BETHESDA BLUES

The All Female Band Be'la Dona performs at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday, September 27th at 8:30 pm. Washington DC is the birthplace of this exciting and diverse band. Be'la Dona is so unique in their musical presentation that they have branded their style as "Sensual Crank". This unique style commands an impressive drawing power, attracting many beloved fans and local promoters. Versatility is the group's main attribute. They have the ability to play any music genre from Rock, R&B, Gospel, Pop, Jazz and of course their hometown music Go-Go. Large venue or small venue is not a problem for the ladies of Be'la Dona because they approach every show with the same intensity. Be'la Dona captivates their audience and delivers the best performance each and every time. There is a $20 cover - dance floor available.

CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES 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.


CHICAGO: "CROSS OVER TO THE CABARET SIDE" WITH CHERYL SZUCSITS

Cheryl Szucsits brings her show "Cross Over To The Cabaret Side" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Musical Director Nick Sula and special guests, David Bon (from the band Audiobon) on guitar/vocals and Chicago's own two-time Emmy winner, The Scott Gryder. Cheryl will strive to find the answers to those burning questions you didn't even know you had about crossover hits encompassing genres from country to pop to rock and more! There is a $15 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: NITA WHITAKER AT THE COPA

This former Miss Louisiana and Hall of Fame Star Search Grand Champion Winner Nita Whitaker will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Saturday, September 27th at 8:00 pm. Nita is comfortable singing in any setting from an intimate club, to the arena stages as well as stage, television, and movies. She has been the guest performer at The Freedom Awards honoring Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton and actressRuby Dee, sang duets with Andrea Bocelli during a Winter Tour, and also has performed with Josh Groban, Michael Buble'and Chris Botti. Having David Foster as one of her mentors, she has performed and shared the stage with countless celebrities including Barbara Streisand, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, Richard Marx, Stevie Wonder and Yolanda Adams. A work still unwritten, Nita continues to hone her skills as well as other creative ventures and recently added author to her resume'. Finding My Voice: My Journey through Grief to Grace is available on the web.The best is yet to come. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: CHAMBERS, HERBERT & ELLIS, "DOIN' THE HORACE SILVER THING"

The vocal trio Chambers, Herbert & Ellis, brings their show "Doin' the Horace Silver Thing" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th at 9:00 pm. The show features vocalese treatments of long-time popular favorites and unearth a few lesser well known gems. Join them for what's sure to be a very special evening, in loving tribute to this late, great giant of jazz. Featuring Special Guest: Michelle Coltrane with Rich Eames (piano), Tim Emmons (bass), and Peter Buck (drums). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.


SAN FRANCISCO: GYPSY ALLSTARS AT YOSHI'S

The Gypsy All Stars, featuring Gipsy Kings alums and the Manganiyar gypsies of Rajasthan, will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, September 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With a mantra of "Gipsy-Kings-Rumba-meets-Indian-Raga" founding members George Reyes, Mario Reyes and Cedric Leonardi (all former members of the Gipsy Kings) and their talented Indian, Afghani, Guatemalan, Spanish, French and US counterparts Salar Nader (Zakir Hussein) , Alfredo Caceres (Hamed Nikpay) , Arleen Hurtado (Benise) , Hadrien Fraud (Chick Correa) Amy Keys (Phil Collins, Sting) guarantee to keep the crowds in ecstasy. There is a $20-$35 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: BAY AREA CABARET OPENS NEW SEASON AT THE FAIRMONT

Bay Area Cabaret (www.bayareacabaret.org ) will hold an OPENING NIGHT GALA at THE FAIRMONT VENETIAN ROOM (950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - TKTS: 415-392-4400) on Saturday, September 27th honoring composer/songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell,The Magic Show, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening features Saturday Night Live/Wicked's Ana Gasteyer, Broadway's Liz Callaway, Michael McCorry Rose and Stephen Schwartz himself! American Idol's Michael Orland will serve as musical director, and ASCAP's Michael Kerker will conduct on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz. Also joining the cast will be ACT Young Conservatory alums Peter Scattini (grand prize winner, Bay Area Teen Idol 2014), Carrie Brandon and Zach Hollander. Tickets for this event - and future Bay Area Cabaret events at 415-392-4400 & http://www.bayareacabaret.org/

SAN FRANCISCO: GRAMMY AND TONY NOMINATED MICHAEL CAVANAUGH AT FEINSTEIN'S

Grammy  and Tony nominated Michael Cavanaugh will bring his signature style to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for one performances only, Saturday, September 27th at 7:00 pm.  Featuring songs by Billy Joel, as well as other popular singer songwriters, Cavanaugh will include interesting behind-the-scenes anecdotes of when he first met Billy Joel and his time with Movin' Out, all told through song.  A highly interactive show, audiences will be able to requests songs and sing along. Cavanaugh was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in title role and evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man. Michael appeared in the show for three years and over 1,200 performances, receiving accolade after accolade, which culminated in 2003 with both Grammy and Tony award nominations. There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: I KISS YOUR HEART: BASED ON DYLAN THOMAS' LETTERS TO PEARL KAZIN

In an exciting collaboration to mark the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, a collection of recently published love letters written from Dylan to American literary critic Pearl Kazin, is performed by Amelia Zirin-Brown (Lady Rizo) and Tim Treloar at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday, September 26th at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, September 27th & 28th at 9:30 pm. As only half of Thomas's and Kazin's conversation exists, the other half has been imagined in this unique night of love, letters, poems and songs. Directed by Steve Marmion, Artistic Director of Soho Theatre, I KISS YOUR HEART features American cabaret star Amelia Zirin-Brown (Lady Rizo) as Pearl, and Welsh RSC stalwart Tim Treloar as Dylan, joined by a jazz trio. The music is composed in a collaboration between Yair Evnine and Greg Harradine (Soho Theatre's composer in Residence). In 1950 Dylan embarked on an intense year-long love affair with Pearl. Their love was documented in a collection of passionate letters sent from around the world to Pearl in America. Thomas' letters to Kazin are published by Parthian, with the title A Pearl of Great Price,edited and introduced by Jeff Towns. I Kiss Your Heart is part of the Dylan Thomas 100, and is generously supported by the Welsh Government. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: SCOTT DEE AND GEMMA-LOUISE DOYLE

Scott Dee, a Nottingham based vocalist with a drive and passion that will take him to the moon and back, will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, September 27th at 8:30 pm. A blend of ballads and M-O-R classics showcases his powerful range and charmingly cheeky personality. This varied solo set will perform along with duets with the fabulous Gemma-Louise Doyle. She is a young international vocal talent, who lives to elevate audiences with her beautifully unique 3-octave singing voice. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! HAPPY HOUR WITH NANCY WITTER & FRIENDS

The students of Nancy Witter's latest Killer Comedy Class will perform in "Friday Night Live! Happy Hour with Nancy Witter & Friends" on Friday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). There will be music, mayhem and martinis. Like most comics Nancy's prolific comedy career started when she enrolled in a comedy class. From that beginning she went on to win three New York City MAC Awards for "Outstanding Female Comedian" and a MAC Award for her one woman show "Dignity Check... Please" In addition to Nancy's MAC Awards she was one of five finalist on Nick at Nite's "Search for the Funniest Mom in America" in 2005. Soon after, Nancy joined two other finalists and for five years they toured in sold out theaters across the country in their hit comedy show "Mama's Night Out." There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: DAWN DEROW IS "LEGIT"

Singer / Songwriter Dawn Derow performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, September 26th at 9:30 pm with her new show 'Dawn Derow is "Legit"'. A Classical Cabaret, she revisits the Opera Arias that helped shape her voice, musicality, style, and stage presence. With Mark Janus, Musical Director and Lina Koutrakos, Director. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: FARMER'S EYES ON CITY SKIES: THE MUSIC OF LEO HURLEY

'Farmer's Eyes on City Skies: The Music of Leo Hurley' will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, September 26th at 7:00 pm. College Television Award-winning composer Leo Hurley makes his cabaret debut with selections from his 100+ songbook. Bringing his music to life will be Bridgette Craw, Sydney Shepherd, Angela Shultz, Tripp Fountain, Sam Durant Hunter and Mick Bleyer accompanied on the piano by Matthew Stephens. There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME! WITH KAREN HOLT

An intimate musical journey featuring a range of styles from Dolly Parton to Gershwin to Alanis Morissette and a few Broadway melodies for kicks will be presented by Karen Holt at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, September 26th at 7:00 pm. It's about damn time you make that move. It's about damn time you started dating again. It's about damn time you get it together and stop feeling sorry for yourself. In Karen Holt's debut Cabaret, she puts her "big girl panties" on and tells the story of her realization that though we may have chips and cracks, we are not broken .... It's about damn time! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE BEST OF DINA MARTINA AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will bring her show THE BEST OF DINA MARTINA to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th at 7:00 pm. The show is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. Once again, Dina offers a delightful blend of unequaled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, and unbelievable video. 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: CELEBRATING ADOLPH GREEN AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will celebrate the genius of Adolph Green in this, his centennial year on Thursday through Saturday, September 25th through 27th at 7:00 pm. A rotating cast of Broadway greats will present a three night musical soiree to pay tribute to this legendary master of his craft. In a career that spanned six decades and seven Tony Awards, Adolph Green and Betty Comden produced a body of work that is unparalleled in the American theatre: Wonderful Town. Bells Are Ringing, Singin' in the Rain, On the Town, The Will Rogers Follies, The Bandwagon, On the Twentieth Century, Applause, Subways Are For Sleeping! And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Hosted by Klea Blackhurst. Guests for Sept 26th: Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, John Rando, Jessica Phillips, Karen Akers, Betsy Wolfe, Melanie Vaughan, Michael Rupert, Carole J. Bufford, Lee Roy Reams, Tari Kelly and Klea Blackhurst. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FEELIN' GROOVY: FOLK ROCK MUSIC OF THE 1960s

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will help you relive and discover the timeless music of the '60s music legends on Friday, September 26th at 9:30 pm. Represented will be such as The Mamas and the Papas, Simon and Garfunkel, Woody Guthrie, Peter Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan and many others in this powerful concert event. These artists spent their years communicating personal, political and social imperatives by way of their impeccably crafted songs, harmonies,and lyrics combined with humor and passion. Back by popular demand, join Broadway actor-singer-recording artists Michael Lanning (Bonnie and Clyde, Civil War), Alison Lory (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Carnegie Hall), along with Neeley Bridges and Andy Jobe (Walking for Pennies) singing in harmony the poetic lyrics of songs including, "Blowin in the Wind", "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season), Puff the Magic Dragon and "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy)". Audience participation encouraged but not mandatory. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE SKIVVIES RETURN TO 54 BELOW

The comedy-pop duo The Skivies, return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, September 26th at 11:30 pm. The pair - Lauren Molina (Marry Me a Little, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) and Nick Cearley (Pageant, All Shook Up) - don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instrumentsThey will be joined by special guest stars who will strip down and rock out. Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection. Guests: Lena Hall, Matt Doyle, Brandon Rubendall, Christopher Hanke, Clarke Thorell, Alyssa DiPalma, Dionne Figgins, Charlie Rosen and Natalie Joy Johnson. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STACY SULLIVAN IS "ON THE AIR" A SALUTE TO MARIAN MCPARTLAND

On Friday through Sunday, September 26th through 28th, acclaimed vocalist Stacy Sullivan, winner of the Nightlife, Bistro, and MAC Award for Outstanding Female New York Debut, pays tribute to Marian McPartland with the New York debut of "On the Air" at THE YORK THEATRE at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-5820 ext. 25)! Check their website for details. Legendary jazz pianist Marian McPartland (1918-2013) left a body of work as a performer and composer rivaled only by her advocacy of the art form. As host of "Piano Jazz," she led the longest running cultural program in the history of National Public Radio, interviewing and performing with the giants of 20th century jazz. "On the Air" weaves storytelling and performances of some of the most beloved works from the American Songbook into a fascinating portrait of an Englishwoman who became an American jazz tastemaker. Featuring music of Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, Willie Nelson, and, of course, Marian herself. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE

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

NYC: BUD POWELL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

A 90th Birthday Celebration of jazz pianist Bud Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) will be held at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 23rd through 27th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Celebrating will be a band made up of Greg Osby (alto sax), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax, 9/23-26), Jaleel Shaw (altosax, 9/27), Dan Tepfer (piano), Lonnie Plaxico (bass) and Matt Wilson (drums). Powell was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. While Thelonious Monk became his close friend, his greatest influence was Art Tatum. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a leading figure in the development of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KENNY WERNER: COALITION AT THE BLUE NOTE

Kenny Werner, a world-class pianist and composer, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, September 26th through 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. His prolific output of compositions, recordings, and publications continue to impact audiences around the world. Born in Brooklyn in 1951 and growing up on Long Island, Werner began playing and performing at a young age, first recording on television at the age of 11. He formed his own trio in 1981 with drummer Tom Rainey and bassist Ratzo Harris. The trio matured for 14 years, wowing audiences in America and Europe and recording four albums along the way. For several years now, Werner has toured and recorded in a quintet format, releasing Balloons: Live at the Blue Note on Half Note Records just last year. Tonight, he returns to the Blue Note stage in this format, performing with an all-star quintet featuring guitarist Lionel Loueke and saxophonist Miguel Zenon. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: THE HEATH BROTHERS AT DIZZY'S

The Heath Brothers will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath is a living legend who has made essential contributions to jazz and played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. Joined on the drums by his equally revered brother, Albert "Tootie" Heath, and their recording band comprised of Jeb Patton and David Wong, this show will exemplify bebop, hard bop, and straight-ahead jazz of the highest caliber. Jazz fanatics, and anyone interested in learning more about the tradition, should not miss these masters. There is a $40-$45 cover.

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

Oleta Adams will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With seven CDs, including secular, gospel, a Christmas album, and Let's Stay Here, worldwide acclaim and over two-and a-half million albums sold, Oleta's musical odyssey continues - spiritually and creatively. For this consummate artist- composer -producer -musician, many goals remain on the horizon. Call for cover/minimum information.

TORONTO: ADI BRAUN: AN EVENING WITH ROSIE, JUDY AND PEGGY

Canadian Jazz Vocalist Adi Braun will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, September 25th through 27th at 9:00 pm. Adi has a long list of cabaret, concert and theatre successes to her credit. She has performed in every major jazz and concert venue in Toronto, has toured Canada, the United States and Europe, and released four critically acclaimed CDs, Delishious, The Rules of the Game, Live at the Metropolitan Room, and her latest offering Canadian Scenes I featuring all original material. Adi's repertoire ranges from the Great American songbook, to European cabaret, to contemporary songs by Canada legend's Shirley Eikhard and Gordon Lightfoot as well as her own originals. She is joined on stage by Dave Restivo - piano, Pat Collins - bass and Daniel Barnes - drums. There is a $15-$20 cover.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: CLAIRE YUNJIN LEE

Claire Yunjin Lee will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, September 25th through 27th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Claire has one more year to go to achieve her Bachelor's Degree of Music at Humber College. The Korean-Canadian pianist, composer, accompanist and educator is growing her reputation among young musicians in the jazz scene of Toronto. Born in Seoul, Korea, Claire moved to Canada when she was 13. Although her precious formal classical training did not continue for long, she was introduced to music again when she was graduated from high school. She achieved certification of Introduction to Jazz Performance program at Humber College, prior to the Bachelor's program. Over the years at Humber, she studied with world-renowned Canadian musicians such as Brian Dickinson, Bernie Senensky, Nancy Walker, Kirk MacDonald, Mike Downes, and New York's David Virelles. As evidenced in her compositions and playing, Claire's highly inspired by Bud Powell and Andrew Hill. Striving towards virtuosity on her piano, Claire seeks to carry both traditional and modern sound of jazz in her future works. There is no cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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NEW HOPE, PA: TONY DESARE "NIGHT LIFE" AT THE RRAZZ

Acclaimed vocalist Tony DeSare returns to THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Friday, September 26th at 8:00 pm with a brand new show: Night Life. He is joined by Tedd Firth on piano. The evening will explore some of the most hauntingly beautiful and memorable melodies ever written, both old and new. Audiences will also hear a number of brand new Tony DeSare originals. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: TERENCE BLANCHARD AT BLUES ALLEY

New Orleans native Terence Blanchard will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In his teens Blanchard attended the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts, where he studied and played with saxophonist Donald Harrison. Harrison and Blanchard replaced Wynton and Branford Marsalis in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Blanchard is well known as a performer and musical composer for films, including several by Spike Lee. For Lee's film Mo' Better Blues Blanchard was musical arranger and a trumpet coach for actor Denzel Washington. Despite his interest and participation in film, television and theater, though, Blanchard regards himself first and foremost as a jazz musician. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: LARRY WILLIS AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Keyboardist Larry Willis will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Once identified with on-the-edge free music, Willis had a profitable flirtation with fusion in the '70s, then moved to hard bop in the '80s and '90s. Willis' playing has been frenetic, ambitious, and interesting, but during his jazz-rock and fusion days it was funky but greatly restrained and simplistic. A devotee of Herbie Hancock, Willis has found a good balance, with expertly constructed modal solos and also lyrical, relaxed statements. Willis graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in the early '60s, then played with Jackie McLean and Hugh Masekela. He recorded with Lee Morgan and McLean in the mid-'60s, and worked with Kai Winding and Stan Getz, as well as recording with Robin Kenyatta in 1969. Willis turned to synthesizer and electric piano in the '70s, doing sessions with Cannonball Adderley, Earl May, Joe Henderson, Richard "Groove" Holmes, and Masekela again. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: DUKE ROBILLARD BAND WITH ANDY POXON BAND

Guitarist, Bandleader, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, Session musician Duke Robillard will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, September 26th at 8:30 pm. He is also a one-man cheering section for the blues, in all its forms and permutations. And every one of those names has shared recording studio space or stage time with a man who is a legend in the blues community. The Blues Music Awards (formerly W.C.Handy Awards) have named Duke Robillard "Best Blues Guitarist" four years out of five (2000,2001,2003,2004) making him the second most honored guitarist for that award! He was also nominated in that category in 2005, 2007 and 2008. There is a $20 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR THIS DATE
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CHICAGO: "CROSS OVER TO THE CABARET SIDE" WITH CHERYL SZUCSITS

Cheryl Szucsits brings her show "Cross Over To The Cabaret Side" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Musical Director Nick Sula and special guests, David Bon (from the band Audiobon) on guitar/vocals and Chicago's own two-time Emmy winner, The Scott Gryder. Cheryl will strive to find the answers to those burning questions you didn't even know you had about crossover hits encompassing genres from country to pop to rock and more! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHICAGO: DIVINE DECADENCE CABARET SERIES: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH COCO PERU

International performing icon, Miss Coco Peru, rounds out the last of this summer Divine Decadence Cabaret Series on Friday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at CIRCUIT NIGHT CLUB (3641 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL - 773-325-2233). The iconic drag personality of Coco is a show not to be missed! One night only she will light up the stage and Chicago's night life. Opening for Miss Peru will be that local sensation Amy Armstrong along with Freddy Allen at the keys! There is a $35 cover - no minimum.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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LOS ANGELES: CHAMBERS, HERBERT & ELLIS, "DOIN' THE HORACE SILVER THING"

The vocal trio Chambers, Herbert & Ellis, brings their show "Doin' the Horace Silver Thing" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th at 9:00 pm. The show features vocalese treatments of long-time popular favorites and unearth a few lesser well known gems. Join them for what's sure to be a very special evening, in loving tribute to this late, great giant of jazz. Featuring Special Guest: Michelle Coltrane with Rich Eames (piano), Tim Emmons (bass), and Peter Buck (drums). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.


SAN FRANCISCO: BOCA DO RIO - BRAZILIAN BEATS & BEYOND

Boca do Rio strengthens its foundation as the Mission's longest-playing, hardest-hitting, and freshest Brazilian-American funk band at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday, September 26th at 8:00 pm. After a decade performing all original material during the heyday of San Francisco's live music scene, Boca do Rio has evolved into a multi-layered electro-funk party boat with a sound that is fluid and edgy, adaptable and free. Born of the mixing of waters of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, Boca do Rio has created musica organica - music that developed through the rhythm of living and working between the Americas. Boca do Rio performs all of its own compositions and these songs have been lived by these hard-working musicians as they have forged their voices as Brazilians, as Americans, and as Brazilian-Americans and everything in between. The result is an explosion of rich melodies and harmonies, anchored by the deepest beat on the planet. Eduardo Amado (bass), a native of Cabo Verde Africa, and Scott Johnson, an East Bay native, join forces to bring a propelling and unique swing - a dinga! Jacob Aginsky graces the festivities with his electro-wizardy on keys. Larry De La Cruz (saxophone) mines the harmonic depths for musical gems on this journey evolved of undeniable beats and pleasures. DJ Trop'a (France) brings analog soul to the scratch pads. Kevin Welch leads these adventurers through waters swift and deep. Dancing is a go-go! There is a $20 cover - Dance Floor Open

SAN FRANCISCO: DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS WITH JAI RODRIGUEZ

Actor, singer and Emmy Award-winning host/actor and Broadway singer/performer, Jai Rodriguez, opens up like never before in his first solo San Francisco cabaret on Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787). Jai Rodriguez began his career at age 18 when he was cast in the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical RENT. Jai continued his Broadway career, appearing in shows like The Producers and Spinning Into Butter, and he created and performed the title role of Zanna in the Off-Broadway sensation Zanna, Don't!. Most recognized for his role in Bravo's culturally groundbreaking series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Jai created a niche role on the Emmy Award-winning series as the 'Culture Vulture,' a youthfully savvy addition to the show's already dynamic cast. Dirty Little Secrets is an evening that is upbeat, empowering and entertaining. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: CHARLES BUSCH AT FEINSTEIN'S

Acclaimed actor, Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend, Charles Busch will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday & Friday, September 25th & 26th at 8:00 pm. Chock full of outrageous personal stories, original characters, and classic songs - all perfumed with his own unique form of glamour - Busch will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with a brand-new cabaret act. Joined by his longtime musical director Tom Judson, audiences can expect laughter, music, tears and sequins! Charles Busch continues to delight and re-define his craft as a master humorist, performer and camp icon. He is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which is one of the longest running plays in the history of Off-Broadway. His play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife ran for nearly two years on Broadway, won the Outer Circle Critics' John L. Gassner Award for playwriting and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: I KISS YOUR HEART: BASED ON DYLAN THOMAS' LETTERS TO PEARL KAZIN

In an exciting collaboration to mark the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, a collection of recently published love letters written from Dylan to American literary critic Pearl Kazin, is performed by Amelia Zirin-Brown (Lady Rizo) and Tim Treloar at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday, September 26th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, September 27th at 9:30 pm. As only half of Thomas's and Kazin's conversation exists, the other half has been imagined in this unique night of love, letters, poems and songs. Directed by Steve Marmion, Artistic Director of Soho Theatre, I KISS YOUR HEART features American cabaret star Amelia Zirin-Brown (Lady Rizo) as Pearl, and Welsh RSC stalwart Tim Treloar as Dylan, joined by a jazz trio. The music is composed in a collaboration between Yair Evnine and Greg Harradine (Soho Theatre's composer in Residence). In 1950 Dylan embarked on an intense year-long love affair with Pearl. Their love was documented in a collection of passionate letters sent from around the world to Pearl in America. Thomas' letters to Kazin are published by Parthian, with the title A Pearl of Great Price,edited and introduced by Jeff Towns. I Kiss Your Heart is part of the Dylan Thomas 100, and is generously supported by the Welsh Government. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: KATY SHOTTER AT THE PHEASANTRY

Croydon born Singer-Songwriter Katy Shotter will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday, September 26th at 8:30 pm. Katy supported Beyonce on her UK, Canadian and US tours at the age of 18 using just her voice and her piano. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Harold Sanditen, jazz-cabaret singer and veteran theatre producer, is host of Open Mic Night at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) every Thursday at 10:30 pm, ably supported by regular musicians Michael Roulston on piano and Jonty Fisher on bass. It is always an entertaining evening full of fun and surprise. Aimed at both the jazz and theatrical communities, The Crazy Coqs Open Mic Night welcomes all singers, composers and musicians, up & coming and established, who want to do a turn, performing new material or old favourites. For the audience, come and catch that proverbial 'rising star' (or possibly a famous West End name) in the intimate, "jewel-box" surroundings of The Crazy Coqs. Call for cover/minimum information.
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NYC: DEVIN BING RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Devin Bing returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, September 25th at 9:30 pm. Energy and exuberance, complimented by a classic sophistication that would appeal to even the most discerning palette, Devin Bing combines the swagger of a bygone era with his own charismatic brand of urban jazz. His presence is unforgettable. His performances are not to be missed. Crooner and composer, piano man and performer, Devin Bing moves audiences with a combination of vintage flare and contemporary showmanship. Whether he's seated behind the grand piano or swinging at the head of his dynamic 8-piece band, Bing captivates the eyes and ears of every person in the room. Every evening with Devin Bing promises a scintillating journey of smooth vocals, elegant beats and a seductive air of elegance that leaves his audience spellbound. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE BEST OF DINA MARTINA AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will bring her show THE BEST OF DINA MARTINA to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th at 7:00 pm. The show is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. Once again, Dina offers a delightful blend of unequaled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, and unbelievable video. 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: 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: "NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME", AN EVENING WITH QUARTER TO FOUR

"Now Would Be a Good Time", An Evening with Quarter to Four will be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm. Quarter to Four is a musical collaboration of jazz, pop and show genres featuring the original songs and vocal arrangements of Rick Knight along with faithful renditions of songs by a few other great composers for the stage. Quarter to Four features the musical talents of Erika Banks, Liz McKendry, Jody Mullen and its musical director, composer and arranger, Rick Knight. Rick Knight is the composer and playwright of two musicals, The Rainbow Room and Get Outta Town songs from each being featured in this performance. Rick has been writing, arranging and performing songs for 30 years and can be officially called (with no disrespect) a "late bloomer". The songs are widely diverse, melodically spirited and lyrically potent. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: EMY TSENG RETURNS TO METROPOLITAN ROOM

DC-based singer Emy Tseng returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm. Emy establishes herself as a foremost interpreter of modern and Brazilian jazz. Emy sings in both Portuguese and English and is known for her music's relaxed vibe and sweet, wistful qualities. In NY ten years ago, she first heard the singers Luciana Souza and Paula Morelenbaum, fell in love with Brazilian music and decided to pursue it further. She subsequently studied with pianist Marcos Silva (Flora Purim & Airto) at the Jazz School in Berkeley, CA and bassist Nilson Matta (Trio da Paz, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Henderson) in New York and has traveled to Brazil to study the music and language. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CALENDAR GIRL COLLEEN MCHUGH - CHANGE OF A DRESS

Calendar Girl Colleen McHugh celebrates Fashion Week with an all-new collection of material dedicated to glamour and style on Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). Her show "Change of a Dress: Songs of Fashion and Other September Issues" will be the last Calendar Girl show for a while, so she would really love to see you there. This one-night-only 'fashion show' includes songs from Stephen Sondheim, Dolly Parton, Cole Porter, Randy Newman and more, as well as original comedy and improv, all performed with McHugh's signature powerhouse vocals.With Tedd Firth, piano, Steve Doyle, Bass and Pete Smith, guitar. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BEN RIMALOWER DEBUTS NEW PLAY "BAD WITH MONEY"

Ben Rimalower debuts new play "Bad With Money" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) running on Thursdays at 9:30 pm, September 4th through November 6th. Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem - or get rich trying. "Bad With Money" is written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. Rimalower's first solo show, the long-running hit Patti Issues, explored his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father. Bad with Money delves into even deeper personal territory with the story of his struggle with debt - a journey that takes him through drug addiction, prostitution, fraud and multiple betrayals. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CELEBRATING ADOLPH GREEN AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will celebrate the genius of Adolph Green in this, his centennial year on Thursday through Saturday, September 25th through 27th at 7:00 pm. A rotating cast of Broadway greats will present a three night musical soiree to pay tribute to this legendary master of his craft. In a career that spanned six decades and seven Tony Awards, Adolph Green and Betty Comden produced a body of work that is unparalleled in the American theatre: Wonderful Town. Bells Are Ringing, Singin' in the Rain, On the Town, The Will Rogers Follies, The Bandwagon, On the Twentieth Century, Applause, Subways Are For Sleeping! And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Hosted by Klea Blackhurst. Guests for Sept 25th: Sondra Lee with Carole J. Bufford, Penny Fuller, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Amanda Green, Amy Spanger, Robert Creighton, Natascia Diaz, Howard McGillin, Ed Dixon, KT Sullivan, Tari Kelly, T. Oliver Reid and Klea Blackhurst.

NYC: BROADWAY BALLYHOO! AT 54 BELOW

Scott Siegel's critically acclaimed BROADWAY BALLYHOO, which regularly features great Broadway and cabaret stars in New York City, will return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, September 25th at 9:30 pm. This ever-changing musical variety show, soon to begin its third year of performances features all-star casts. For this show Scott Siegel welcomes to the stage Barbara Walsh, John Bolton, Karen Mason, Carole J. Bufford, Scott Coulter, Carolyn Montgomery Forant, Maxine Linehan & Jillian Louis. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CONFIRMED IN CONCERT: THE MUSIC AND LYRICS OF KAILEY MARSHALL

Kailey Marshall's first full length piece, Confirmed, will be presented in concert at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, September 25th at 11:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night series. Confirmed tells the tale of a rebellious, but misguided teen who is sent to Catholic school to change her ways. While there, she struggles to find love and faith, raising some hell while she's at it! With an infectious, pop-rock score, featuring the talents of Jeff Heimbrock (The Book of Mormon), Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Katie Ladner (Heathers), Ellyn Marie Marsh (Kinky Boots), Danny Quadrino (Newsies), Emily Rogers (Jasper in Deadland), Dan DeLuca (Newsies Tour) and Cortney Wolfson (Kinky Boots), Confirmed in Concert promises to be a night full of sin, redemption, and music that makes you feel the spirit! A self-described "Lena Dunham" of NYC musical theatre writers, Kailey Marshall's songs have been featured at 54 Below, Joe's Pub, the Highline Ballroom, and also at NYMF's The Music Box: An Evening of Female Composers. She recently won the Fresh Pens Contest in July 2014 with her song "Give It Up" from her musical Confirmed. Confirmed was also presented as the Pace New Musicals Lab in January 2014, with three sold out performances. There is an $18 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


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NYC: THE REBECCA KILGORE QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Rebecca Kilgore Quartet (formerly known as BED): with Eddie Erickson (guitar/banjo/voice), Dan Barrett (trombone), and Joel Forbes (bass), will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday, September 25th at 6:00 pm. The group captivates audiences with its eclectic repertoire of classic jazz. Rebecca has been invited to perform with the Statesmen Of Jazz, dedicated to perpetuating the art of jazz for future generations. She regularly performs worldwide at jazz festivals, jazz parties, and on jazz cruises. She is a frequent guest on National Public Radio's 'Fresh Air' with Terry Gross, has appeared on 'A Prairie Home Companion', and with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall. She is honored to have been inducted (in 2010) to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and to the Jazz Society of Oregon's Hall Of Fame, and to have been invited to perform at New York's Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention for three years at Town Hall and Lincoln Center. She was the guest of honor at the 2013 Roswell (New Mexico) Jazz Festival. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BUD POWELL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

A 90th Birthday Celebration of jazz pianist Bud Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) will be held at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 23rd through 27th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Celebrating will be a band made up of Greg Osby (alto sax), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax, 9/23-26), Jaleel Shaw (altosax, 9/27), Dan Tepfer (piano), Lonnie Plaxico (bass) and Matt Wilson (drums). Powell was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. While Thelonious Monk became his close friend, his greatest influence was Art Tatum. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a leading figure in the development of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LOU DONALDSON QUARTET AT THE BLUE NOTE

Lou Donaldson will be performing at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday, September 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm with his world class Quartet with whom he has been touring the world playing Festivals and club for the past two decades. Named as a NEA JAZZ MASTER in 2013, Lou Donaldson played an absolutely invaluable role in the creation and building of the classic Blue Note Record Label, and the assembly and musical development of the the classic Jazz Messengers bands that originally featured Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Gene Ramey, Hank Mobley, and many other of the greatest creative virtuosos of the this entire era of modern jazz expression. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: THE HEATH BROTHERS AT DIZZY'S

The Heath Brothers will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath is a living legend who has made essential contributions to jazz and played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. Joined on the drums by his equally revered brother, Albert "Tootie" Heath, and their recording band comprised of Jeb Patton and David Wong, this show will exemplify bebop, hard bop, and straight-ahead jazz of the highest caliber. Jazz fanatics, and anyone interested in learning more about the tradition, should not miss these masters. There is a $40-$45 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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BOSTON: KENNY WERNER: COALITION AT THE REGATTABAR

Kenny Werner, a world-class pianist and composer, will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, September 25th at 7:30 pm. His prolific output of compositions, recordings, and publications continue to impact audiences around the world. Born in Brooklyn in 1951 and growing up on Long Island, Werner began playing and performing at a young age, first recording on television at the age of 11. He formed his own trio in 1981 with drummer Tom Rainey and bassist Ratzo Harris. The trio matured for 14 years, wowing audiences in America and Europe and recording four albums along the way. For several years now, Werner has toured and recorded in a quintet format, releasing Balloons: Live at the Blue Note on Half Note Records just last year. Tonight, he returns to the Blue Note stage in this format, performing with an all-star quintet featuring saxophonist Miguel Zenon and David Sanchez. There is a $28 cover.

BOSTON: CRAIG HANDY & 2nd LINE SMITH CD RELEASE AT SCULLERS

Craig Handy returns to SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, September 25th at 8:00 pm. Handy resumes as original bandleader and party-starter for his new touring and recording project on the venerated OKeh label, a division of Sony Masterworks. Titled 'Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith', Handy draws from his fondness for the music of New Orleans, smack attached to the groove-filled re-imaginings of originals and standards by the late, great organist Jimmy Smith. The release includes cameos by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Wynton Marsalis while filling a rotating drum chair with Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Ali Jackson, and Steve Williams. Call for cover/minimum information.


TORONTO: ADI BRAUN: AN EVENING WITH ROSIE, JUDY AND PEGGY

Canadian Jazz Vocalist Adi Braun will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Thursday through Saturday, September 25th through 27th at 9:00 pm. Adi has a long list of cabaret, concert and theatre successes to her credit. She has performed in every major jazz and concert venue in Toronto, has toured Canada, the United States and Europe, and released four critically acclaimed CDs, Delishious, The Rules of the Game, Live at the Metropolitan Room, and her latest offering Canadian Scenes I featuring all original material. Adi's repertoire ranges from the Great American songbook, to European cabaret, to contemporary songs by Canada legend's Shirley Eikhard and Gordon Lightfoot as well as her own originals. She is joined on stage by Dave Restivo - piano, Pat Collins - bass and Daniel Barnes - drums. There is a $15-$20 cover.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: CLAIRE YUNJIN LEE

Claire Yunjin Lee will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Thursday through Saturday, September 25th through 27th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Claire has one more year to go to achieve her Bachelor's Degree of Music at Humber College. The Korean-Canadian pianist, composer, accompanist and educator is growing her reputation among young musicians in the jazz scene of Toronto. Born in Seoul, Korea, Claire moved to Canada when she was 13. Although her precious formal classical training did not continue for long, she was introduced to music again when she was graduated from high school. She achieved certification of Introduction to Jazz Performance program at Humber College, prior to the Bachelor's program. Over the years at Humber, she studied with world-renowned Canadian musicians such as Brian Dickinson, Bernie Senensky, Nancy Walker, Kirk MacDonald, Mike Downes, and New York's David Virelles. As evidenced in her compositions and playing, Claire's highly inspired by Bud Powell and Andrew Hill. Striving towards virtuosity on her piano, Claire seeks to carry both traditional and modern sound of jazz in her future works. There is no cover.


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

New Orleans native Terence Blanchard will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 25th through 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In his teens Blanchard attended the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts, where he studied and played with saxophonist Donald Harrison. Harrison and Blanchard replaced Wynton and Branford Marsalis in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Blanchard is well known as a performer and musical composer for films, including several by Spike Lee. For Lee's film Mo' Better Blues Blanchard was musical arranger and a trumpet coach for actor Denzel Washington. Despite his interest and participation in film, television and theater, though, Blanchard regards himself first and foremost as a jazz musician. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: CHAISE LOUNGE AT BETHESDA BLUES

The jazz group Chaise Lounge will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, September 25th at 7:30 pm. Chaise Lounge performs a blend of music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962 and somehow found its way to today's pop charts. You might call it "Early Stereo." Or perhaps Lounge with a capital "L." Or maybe just plain enjoyable. It is the combination of five of the Washington area's top jazz musicians playing sparkling arrangements of standards and original tunes and featuring the soft, luminous vocals of Marilyn Older. Her voice is truly an American Original. An evening spent with her is an evening spent in the warm, inviting glow of one of the most wonderful voices singing in America right now. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR THIS DATE
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CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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SAN DIEGO, CA: PATRIZIA THE SULTRY LADY OF JAZZ

Patrizia The Sultry Lady of Jazz, likened to Ella Fitzgerald's beautiful voice with a vibrato like Billie Holidays, sings "Autumn in the Key of Jazz" at MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) on Thursday, September 4th 8:00 pm. Just as the temperature turns from hot to cool, the leaves turn to their vibrant colors, so goes the sounds of jazz. Patrizia's repertoire will reflect the many moods of Autumn, consisting of her arrangements for the music you know and love by the greatest composers and musicians of our time. She will also present her original music and a special tribute to George Gershwin, whose birthday is September 26th. There is a $20-$25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


LOS ANGELES: KERI KELSEY IN "EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE ... AGAIN ..."

Keri Kelsey presents "Everything Must Change ... Again ..." at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, September 25th at 9:00 pm. Joining her is musical director Mike Farrell. The show was originally directed by Clifford Bell. No stranger to change, yet secretly terrified of it, Keri Kelsey has at various times in her life been: a clown, a popcorn seller, a literary agent, a theatre arts major, a juggler's assistant, a Ring Mistress, a radio news reporter, a hostess for QVC, the wife of a trapeze artist, the mother of a stuntman, a bareback tiger-rider, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, a headliner at Tavern-on-the-Green, a swinger 35 feet in the air from a float in the Rose Parade, a signer for the deaf, a teacher of The Compleat Cabaret Workshop, and the irrepressible, irreplaceable, implacable, fearless, gorgeous, perfect hostess of the Tuesday night Gardenia Open Mics. With this show she takes us on a journey through change: moving, getting married, the weather, having children - and embarking on relationships that sometimes collapse - featuring the music of Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern, Jerry Herman, Cy Coleman, Lew Spence, and Marilyn and Alan Bergman. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: LAURA ELIZABETH CANNON "REALITY CHECK"

One of Los Angeles' favorite Cabaret Performers, Laura Elizabeth, returns to her roots after a ten year absence from the scene, having been working as a Producer in Reality Television with her show 'Reality Check' at VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905) on Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm. The evening promises to be the very best show you've ever seen about wrestlers, beauty pageants, and Southern Cooking. Directed by Clifford Bell. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: CHARLES BUSCH AT FEINSTEIN'S

Acclaimed actor, Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend, Charles Busch will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063 - ) on Thursday & Friday, September 25th & 26th at 8:00 pm. Chock full of outrageous personal stories, original characters, and classic songs - all perfumed with his own unique form of glamour - Busch will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with a brand-new cabaret act. Joined by his longtime musical director Tom Judson, audiences can expect laughter, music, tears and sequins! Charles Busch continues to delight and re-define his craft as a master humorist, performer and camp icon. He is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which is one of the longest running plays in the history of Off-Broadway. His play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife ran for nearly two years on Broadway, won the Outer Circle Critics' John L. Gassner Award for playwriting and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: STEVEN BRINBERG IS SIMPLY BARBRA

Due to phenomenal demand, Steven Brinberg returns with 'Simply Barbra', to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesdays through Thursday, September 23rd through 25th at 8:00 pm. The show will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Funny Girl, which opened on Broadway in 1964 and came to London two years later. The internationally acclaimed film version, which was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, followed in 1968. Musical director Nathan Martin and a different West End guest star accompany Brinberg each night. Steven has been acclaimed for his vocal performance of Barbra Streisand all over the world for over a decade. In addition to touring around America, he has played extensively in England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Spain, Mexico and Canada ... more cities then the real Barbra! He has also appeared in numerous symphony concerts with the late Marvin Hamlisch and sang at Stephen Sondheim's birthday concert at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. He has released two CDS Live in London and Duets and has appeared in films such as Camp and Boys Live and in a concert version of Funny Girl on Broadway, featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Harold Sanditen, jazz-cabaret singer and veteran theatre producer, is host of Open Mic Night at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 ) every Thursday at 10:30 pm, ably supported by regular musicians Michael Roulston on piano and Jonty Fisher on bass. It is always an entertaining evening full of fun and surprise. Aimed at both the jazz and theatrical communities, The Crazy Coqs Open Mic Night welcomes all singers, composers and musicians, up & coming and established, who want to do a turn, performing new material or old favourites. For the audience, come and catch that proverbial 'rising star' (or possibly a famous West End name) in the intimate, "jewel-box" surroundings of The Crazy Coqs. Call for cover/minimum information.
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LONDON: THE PHEASANTRY PRESENTS KOUKIE

Koukie, singer, composer and poet, will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - ) on Thursday, September 25th at 8:30 pm. Koukie blends sultry jazz vocals with an overriding sense of playfulness to create a theatrical but pleasing sound. If Queen and Shirley Bassey were to have a child, Koukie would be the one blasting off your ears. 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: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: 100TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE TO MATT DENNIS:

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. Midday Jazz Midtown is an ongoing jazz program for the midtown community. Concerts take place in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter's Church and are presented by Midtown Arts Common in cooperation with Saint Peter's Church. Ronny Whyte is the producer. The show on Wednesday, September 24th features a '100th Anniversary Tribute To Matt Dennis' with Bob Dorough, Mary Foster Conklin, Roz Corral, Alex Leonard, Ronny Whyte, Boots Maleson, and David Silliman. Matt Dennis (1914-2002) was an American singer, pianist, band leader, arranger, and writer of music for popular songs. Some of his most famous compositions include "Angel Eyes," "Everything Happens to Me," and "Violets for Your Furs." Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


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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: 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 Wednesday, September 24th at 9:30 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: GINGER BESS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF JAZZ

The Golden Age of Jazz concert, starring Ginger Bess, will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00 pm. The show explores the great American songbook with musicians that play with style and panache. Ginger's repertoire includes a wealth of beautiful jazz standards and her silky voice has been said to remine one of the legendary Rosemary Clooney. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: GARY LIZARDO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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, September 24th 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 $22.50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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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: BUD POWELL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

A 90th Birthday Celebration of jazz pianist Bud Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) will be held at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 23rd through 27th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Celebrating will be a band made up of Greg Osby (alto sax), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax, 9/23-26), Jaleel Shaw (altosax, 9/27), Dan Tepfer (piano), Lonnie Plaxico (bass) and Matt Wilson (drums). Powell was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. While Thelonious Monk became his close friend, his greatest influence was Art Tatum. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a leading figure in the development of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE COOKERS - ALBUM RELEASE AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Cookers celebrate the release of their new CD at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Hard Bop, a jazz style of the late 50's and early 60's, emerged out of the Be Bop era of Gillespie and Parker with players like Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard. Hard Bop is an intensely swinging groove using Soul, Blues and Gospel influences, extended harmonies and blistering solos. The group performs newly arranged versions of classic compositions by Billy Harper and George Cables along with works by the other members of the ensemble.While giants in their own right, the members of this ensemble have performed and/or recorded with pretty much every jazz great of the past 40 years including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Jackie McLean, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Lee Morgan, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and Roy Haynes, to name just a few. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: SHAREL CASSITY AND GARY BARTZ AT DIZZY'S

Sharel Cassity and Gary Bartz will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, September 24th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Saxophonist Sharel Cassity (36), has been performing in the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars with one of her personal influences, Gary Bartz (73). Bartz is a GRAMMY Award-winning saxophonist who has played with legends like Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, and McCoy Tyner, and he continues to record on his own label, OYO Recordings. Tonight, the two make their debut as co-headliners to showcase their abilities with a smaller group. There is a $30 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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BOSTON: JAZZ VOCALIST/SONGWRITER JILL BARBER AT THE REGATTABAR

Jazz vocalist/songwriter Jill Barber will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:30 pm. At first listen, what sets Jill Barber apart is her distinctive voice. But it's her ability to write an immediately memorable song that has made her one of Canada's most recognizable artists. On Fool's Gold, her 6th studio album, Jill continues to explore different musical styles, from traditional country, to jazz and Motown, though she rarely works neatly within the confines of any one genre. Instead she writes in the spirit of the Brill Building era where hook and melody reigned. Jill Barber has become renowned for writing songs that evoke feelings of a bygone era. The songs on Fool's Gold are delivered by that distinct, evocative voice of an artist who has drawn inspiration from a cross section of musical genres. Regardless of Jill's influences, the one thing you are always assured of is that you know a Jill Barber song when you hear it, and chances are, you'll never forget it. There is a $20 cover.


BOSTON: OFFIONG BASSEY - "THE HARVEST" AT SCULLERS

Singer/songwriter and poet, Offiong Bassey will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, September 24th at 8:00 pm. Bassey is an exciting artist who draws upon the numerous influences that have touched her life. As the first generation from her Nigerian family born in the U.S., the soul, jazz, and gospel music of America reside within her just as comfortably as the musical traditions of West Africa. She brings to them her unique ear for harmonies and phrasing, her ground-shaking, power vocals, and her unmatched versatility to create music that is fresh, inspiring, and just plain fun. Call for cover/minimum information.


TORONTO: KEVIN BARRETT PLUS ONE AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Kevin Barrett, a guitarist, musical director, composer and producer based in Toronto, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 ) on Wednesdays, September 10th, 17th & 24th at 8:00 pm. Each week he will feature a guest performer. His guest on the 24th is Gillian Margot. Over his 30+ year career, Kevin has worked with some of Canada's finest artists, including Molly Johnson, Lillian Allen, Patricia Cano, Kellylee Evans, Julie Michels, Big Rude Jake, DK Ibomeka, the Liquidaires, Sharron McLeod, Arlene Mantle and the Stratford Festival. He acts currently as Musical Director for Daniela Nardi's ESPRESSO MANIFESTO and for Ron Davis' symphRONica. The duo format is one of Kevin's favourite performance modes. Both musicians need to be grounded but light on their feet, and prepared to lead and follow in dynamic interplay. Call for cover/minimum information.

CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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WASHINGTON, DC: THE MARCO PIGNATARO I.Q.: "ITALIAN JAZZ SERIES"

Italian saxophonist Marco Pignataro will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, September 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as part of the club's Italian Jazz Series. has performed extensively across Europe and the Americas in jazz festivals and international music venues. Marco is currently the Managing Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) a new program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through a variety of musical disciplines. Together with Danilo Perez as Artistic Director, Marco leads the BGJI as a center of musical creativity that emphasizes personalized goal-setting and directed study, experiential and service learning with a special emphasis on nature and the environment, business acumen, and intensive access to world-class visiting artists. Call for cover/minimum information.


BETHESDA, MD: THE BUMPER JACKSONS AT BETHESDA BLUES

The Bumper Jacksons will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, September 4th at 7:30 pm. The Jackson are a big, fat party. Hot and sweet, their early jazz and country repertoire paints America's story from New Orleans' brothels to Appalachian hollers. Recognized as the region's "Best Traditional Folk Band" at the 2013 Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons have positioned themselves squarely at the helm of the young roots music scene in DC and Baltimore, pioneering a new, fresh take on American music. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone's invited and the dance floor never sleeps. There is a $10 cover. Dance Floor Available.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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LOS ANGELES: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL COLLECTIVE At THE GARDENIA

The SoCal/L.A. Vocal Collective will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesday, September 24th at 9:00 pm. Organizer Dolores Petersen formed the SoCal/L.A. Vocal Collective over three years ago to support the works of performing vocalists in the region. Its membership has  grown rapidly and now includes over 100 singers. Selected individuals from this phenomenal group offer great tunes, with hits from a variety of genres going as far back as the '20's.


SAN FRANCISCO: MARK TURNER QUARTET AT YOSHI'S

Mark Turner will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, September 24th at 8:00 pm. Mark Turner is one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, renowned for his exploratory intellect and intimate expressivity on the full range of the tenor. This is his ECM leader debut, following albums for the label in the cooperative trio Fly with Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard, and appearances on key recordings by Billy Hart, Enrico Rava and Stefano Bollani. Turner leads a quartet of kindred spirits here, often entwining in serpentine fashion with rising-star trumpeter Avishai Cohen. They play long, introspective lines of hypnotic grace; and with the lithe rhythm section of bassist Joe Martin and drummer Justin Brown, there is subtle volatility in the air. There is a $20 cover.


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LONDON: STEVEN BRINBERG IS SIMPLY BARBRA

Due to phenomenal demand, Steven Brinberg returns with 'Simply Barbra', to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesdays through Thursday, September 23rd through 25th at 8:00 pm. The show will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Funny Girl, which opened on Broadway in 1964 and came to London two years later. The internationally acclaimed film version, which was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, followed in 1968. Musical director Nathan Martin and a different West End guest star accompany Brinberg each night. Steven has been acclaimed for his vocal performance of Barbra Streisand all over the world for over a decade. In addition to touring around America, he has played extensively in England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Spain, Mexico and Canada ... more cities then the real Barbra! He has also appeared in numerous symphony concerts with the late Marvin Hamlisch and sang at Stephen Sondheim's birthday concert at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. He has released two CDS Live in London and Duets and has appeared in films such as Camp and Boys Live and in a concert version of Funny Girl on Broadway, featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: DONA OXFORD AT THE PHEASANTRY

Dona Oxford will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Wednesday, September 24th at 8:30 pm. Dona is an extraordinary, soulful and passionate singer, songwriter and keyboardist who's Old School, Soul vocals and her love of Rock & Roll piano infuses to create a unique sound many have compared to "Gladys Knight meets the Rolling Stones". As a keyboardist, Dona has played with many Rock and Blues legends including Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Roger Daltry, Albert Lee, Julia Fordham, Chris Farlowe, Andy Fairweather Low, Mike Berry, Shakin' Stevens, Buddy Guy, Bob Weir, Levon Helm, Son Seals, Hubert Sumlin and her idol, the former Chuck Berry sideman and Father of Rock & Roll Piano, Mr. Johnnie Johnson! Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: ERIC COMSTOCK AT CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA

Eric Comstock continues his residency at New York's newest music venue, CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA (178 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-995-0900) from 8:00 pm to midnight every Tuesday night. An acknowledged master of the American Songbook, Comstock has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and virtually every important nightclub in New York and across the country. He is one of only a handful of singer/pianists who can command a room merely by sitting at the piano, singing and telling stories. In addition to his extensive knowledge of repertoire, Comstock has a seemingly unending supply of anecdotes about the songs, the writers, and the stars who sang them. His unique combination of musicianship, history and charisma creates an experience that is as entertaining as it is musically savvy, and his audiences feel they've been to a terrific party where the music and the stories have been equally great. There is a $20 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
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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
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NYC: ERIC COMSTOCK AT CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA

Eric Comstock continues his residency at New York's newest music venue, CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA (178 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-995-0900) from 8:00 pm to midnight every Tuesday night. An acknowledged master of the American Songbook, Comstock has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and virtually every important nightclub in New York and across the country. He is one of only a handful of singer/pianists who can command a room merely by sitting at the piano, singing and telling stories. In addition to his extensive knowledge of repertoire, Comstock has a seemingly unending supply of anecdotes about the songs, the writers, and the stars who sang them. His unique combination of musicianship, history and charisma creates an experience that is as entertaining as it is musically savvy, and his audiences feel they've been to a terrific party where the music and the stories have been equally great. There is a $20 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

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

NYC: MORA NEWMAN: EYDIE IN MY SOUL

Possibly the best voice of her generation, Eydie Gorme left an indelible mark on many singers, including Mora Newman. On Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), Mora takes her journey through a lifetime of musical influences ... all Eydie. Including many of Ms. Gorme's greatest hits and some lesser known gems. Directed by T. Oliver Reid with musical direction by Tedd Firth and accompanied by Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RICHMOND SHEPARD PREMIERES "YOU WANT TO BE A WHAT?!?" AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Richmond Shepard, known variously as the first mime in America, America's foremost mime, and now the world's oldest active mime, will bring his show "You Want to Be a What?!?" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Tuesdays, September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, and October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th all shows at 9:15 pm. Supported by Nicholas Wolfson on guitar and two back-up mimes - Carol Tandava Henning and Marcus Watson - Shepard does stand-up mime, and recounts strange stories about his colorful career! Written, directed and performed by Shepard, "You Want to Be a What?!?" (subtitled "A Memoir in Mime") combines vintage and modern mime idioms, adding music and back-up mimes and tossing in a lighted match! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MAJOR SCALES' MINOR BREAKDOWN

Pianist/ performer/ man about town Major Scales, co-writer and co-creator of The Vaudevillians with Jinkx Monsoon, returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday & Tuesday, September 22nd & 23rd at 9:00 pm to premiere his latest creation, 'MAJOR SCALES' MINOR BREAKDOWN: SONGS NOT READY FOR BROADWAY.' This evening of original songs and stories will run for 2 performances only. The show is an evening of the prolific composer's original songs for his original Broadway shows that have yet to be written. The always-debonair Major Scales will be there to lead you through his ditties, divorced from plot, with a half-smile and half-full Manhattan. Be one of the first to hear these never-before-staged songs in search of a musical! Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle. Richard arranged the music for and starred in MAC nominated, often-extended musical comedy "The Vaudevillians", with RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon. He has written everything from award-winning New York shows on the east coast to music for amateur porn on the west. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH TOM GOSS

Spend 'An Intimate Evening With Tom Goss' at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm. Tom is an award winning writer as well as an unabashed romantic. Known for his ability to seamlessly integrate storytelling into his performance, he's able to take the audience on a journey of love, longing and hope. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RANDY GRAFF: MADE IN BROOKLYN

Randy Graff brings her show 'Made in Brooklyn' ro 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm. George Gershwin, Carole King, Betty Comden, Harry Nilsson, Barry Manilow. What do these great writers and artists have in common? They were all born in Brooklyn! Also from the fourth largest city in America is Tony Award winner Randy Graff (City of Angels, Les Miserables), who will sing the music of artists from her hometown, backed up by a slammin' trio of musicians. 'Made in Brooklyn' is the personal and musical story of Randy herself - one more great performer from Canarsie! There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE SONGS OF SCOTT EVAN DAVIS AT 54 BELOW

Composer/lyricist Scott Evan Davis makes his debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, September 23rd at 9:30 pm with a concert of new material as well as songs from his album Cautiously Optimistic. After having his show Picture Perfect performed in New York, LA, London and Australia, he returns to the cabaret setting for the first time in over two years, to tell intimate stories of how certain songs came to be, as well showcase material from his new musical Indigo. With Scott at the piano, accompanied by the cellist James Clark and some of New York's finest voices, including Derek Klena, Karen Mason, Lisa Howard, Natalie Douglas, Julie Reyburn, Sierra Rein, Erik Sisco, Vicky Modica, Joshua Dixon, Kim Grogg, Jamie Hartmann, David Harris, Remy Zaken, and more, Scott Evan Davis will celebrate his 37th birthday as he explores love, loss, relationships and patterns, and ultimately, acceptance within his songs. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JON HENDRICKS CELEBRATES 93RD BIRTHDAY AT CAFE CARLYLE

Iconic jazz lyricist and singer Jon Hendricks will celebrate his 93rd birthday at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesday, September 23rd at 8:45 pm. This will be his Cafe Carlyle debut. Called the "James Joyce of Jive" by Time, Jon Hendricks has been wowing audiences for nearly fifty years. Famous fans include members of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Bobby McFerrin and Al Jarreau. Hendricks' lyrics have been sung by the likes of Ray Charles, Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, The Manhattan Transfer, Thelonious Monk and Carmen McRae. In 1966, Hendricks recorded "Fire in the City" with the Grateful Dead (who where then known as the Warlocks). Additionally, Jon Hendricks is considered one of the originators of vocalese, a process in which lyrics are added to existing instrumental songs while also replacing instruments with vocalists. Throughout the '60s and'70s, Jon Hendricks was one-third of the celebrated jazz group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. Nowadays, he recreates his long-time vocal trio with Aria Hendricks (his daughter) and Kevin Fitzgerald Burke. There is a $20-$55 cover.


NYC: SMILE: A BROADAWAY REUNION AT 54 BELOW

The Broadway musical cult favorite SMILE, by Howard Ashman and Marvin Hamlisch, returns to New York for a one-night-only reunion concert performance at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, September 22nd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. SMILE opened on the Great White Way in 1986, and closed after 48 performances. The musical follows the intrigue and exploits onstage and behind-the-scenes as Santa Rosa, California plays host to the Young American Miss Pageant. With a bright, brassy, exciting score that includes "Disneyland," "Shine," "Young And American," "Until Tomorrow Night," and many more Hamlisch/Ashman treasures, SMILE is one of the greatest underappreciated Broadway musicals of the 1980s. The reunion concert will bring back original Broadway cast members Mana Allen, Jodi Benson, Anne Bobby, Mia Malm, Jeff McCarthy, Tia Riebling, Marsha Waterbury, Ruth Williamson and more, for a Young American Miss pageant you will never forget! Directed by Richard Biever, Musical Direction by Roberto Sinha, Produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper. There is a $35-$45 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: DENA DEROSE CD RELEASE CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist/ pianist Dena DeRose will celebrate the release of her latest CD at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:00 pm. She is joined by David Wong (bass), Matt Wilson (drums), Eric Alexander (tenor sax), Gary Smulyan (baritone sax) and Ingrid Jensen (trumpet). HighNote Records welcomes Dena to their roster with her label debut recording "We Won't Forget You... An Homage To Shirley Horn" which features the understated, swinging side of the late, great Horn. As this year would have been Ms. Horn's 80th birthday, it seems only appropriate for DeRose, also a triple threat vocalist, pianist, and arranger, to pay tribute to one of her major idols. Boasting an imaginative set list of some lesser recorded gems and varied use of the instrumental colors available, Dena DeRose's first release on HighNote is jazz singing and playing of the highest order. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BUD POWELL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BIRDLAND

A 90th Birthday Celebration of jazz pianist Bud Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) will be held at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 23rd through 27th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Celebrating will be a band made up of Greg Osby (alto sax), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax, 9/23-26), Jaleel Shaw (altosax, 9/27), Dan Tepfer (piano), Lonnie Plaxico (bass) and Matt Wilson (drums). Powell was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. While Thelonious Monk became his close friend, his greatest influence was Art Tatum. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a leading figure in the development of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE COOKERS - ALBUM RELEASE AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Cookers celebrate the release of their new CD at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Hard Bop, a jazz style of the late 50's and early 60's, emerged out of the Be Bop era of Gillespie and Parker with players like Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard. Hard Bop is an intensely swinging groove using Soul, Blues and Gospel influences, extended harmonies and blistering solos. The group performs newly arranged versions of classic compositions by Billy Harper and George Cables along with works by the other members of the ensemble.While giants in their own right, the members of this ensemble have performed and/or recorded with pretty much every jazz great of the past 40 years including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Jackie McLean, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Lee Morgan, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and Roy Haynes, to name just a few. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: PETER BERNSTEIN QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Peter Bernstein Quartet will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday & Tuesday, September 22nd & 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Peter Bernstein is a real musician's guitarist, with maturity, impeccable feel, and a sound comparable to straight-ahead favorites like Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery. He seems to be everyone's favorite sideman these days, and he is also increasingly renowned as a leader and composer. Tonight, Bernstein's quartet will include his longtime bassist John Webber and NEA Jazz Master drummer Jimmy Cobb, who has worked with musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday, and is known for such classic recordings as Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and John Coltrane's Giant Steps. There is a $30-$35 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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BOSTON: ERIC HARLAND VOYAGER AT THE REGATTABAR

Multi-Grammy Nominated Drummer, Eric Harland will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:30 pm. Harland is joined by Taylor Eigsti, piano; Julian Lage, guitar; Walter Smith lll, sax and Harish Raghavan, bass. He has already been on close to 200 recordings at his age of 36. Harland has been recognized in the Boston Globe, New York Times, JazzTimes, Modern Drummer, All About Jazz, The New Yorker, DownBeat, L'uomo Vogue and other prominent publications. It has been his privilege to share the stage with masters such as Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, MyCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Terence Blanchard, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Savion Glover, Bill Cosby and many others, as well as todays up and coming artist like Esperanza Spalding, Jane Monheit, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Stacie Orrico and so on. There is a $28 cover.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: KRISTIAN PODLACHA

Kristian Podlacha performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist series. Born into a musical family, Kristian started studying piano at 7 and was writing classically by 8. Early exposure to Oscar Peterson and Django Reinhardt caused him to fall deeply in love with jazz, a style of music that has shaped his life. Since then, he has explored and performed swing, French jazz manouche, contemporary jazz, and classical music. The result is a highly personal sound blending the harmony of French impressionists Ravel and Debussy with the passion of jazz manouche; all placed within the sophistication of modern jazz. Kristian has performed at virtually all of the major live music venues in Toronto, and performed for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, an event honouring Justin Trudeau. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Jason Marsalis, Leslie Dawn-Knowles, members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Opera Company, and on OmniTV, CP24 and Canada's Got Talent. He is currently studying piano at the University of Toronto with scholarship. There is no cover.

TORONTO: LYDIA PERSAUD GROUP AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

The Lydia Persaud Group, hailing from Toronto, Ontario, performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, September 23rd at 8:00 pm. The groiup (Lydia Persaud - Vocals, Chris Pruden - Keys, Julian Anderson Bowes - Bass, Eric West - Drums) combines the flavours of Soul, Jazz and R&B. Drawing influences from Stevie Wonder and Gretchen Parlato while paying respects to the classic sounds of Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson to name a few. Winner of the 2012 Oscar Peterson Award, Lydia's presence is captivating and sincere. Debut EP "Lost and Found" featuring guest artists such as Rich Brown, has received support from Jazz FM as featured on Jazzology in 2013. The Lydia Persaud Group has had the pleasure of playing The Waterloo Jazz Room (2014 Waterloo Jazz Festival), Poetry Jazz Cafe, The Emmet Ray, and The Tranzac to name a few. There is a $15 cover.


CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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WASHINGTON, DC: DANIELA SCHACHTER: "ITALIAN JAZZ SERIES"

Daniela Schachter will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, September 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as part of the club's Italian Jazz Series. Daniela started early her musical career: by her mid-teens was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. After her classical studies she moved to Boston MA as recipient of a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, where she studied with Phil Wilson, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook and above all with Joanne Brackeen. Daniela has won many prestigious awards, such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed Scholarship, the Tindari 93, Prize for the best jazz duo with her brother Davide and also she appeared in the Jazziz magazine collector's CD (July 2001). Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR THIS DATE
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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 appears on Tuesdays in July at 8:00 pm at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) . This week's special guests Drew Zingg & Kenny Washington. 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: STEVEN BRINBERG IS SIMPLY BARBRA

Due to phenomenal demand, Steven Brinberg returns with 'Simply Barbra', to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesdays through Thursday, September 23rd through 25th at 8:00 pm. The show will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Funny Girl, which opened on Broadway in 1964 and came to London two years later. The internationally acclaimed film version, which was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, followed in 1968. Musical director Nathan Martin and a different West End guest star accompany Brinberg each night. Steven has been acclaimed for his vocal performance of Barbra Streisand all over the world for over a decade. In addition to touring around America, he has played extensively in England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Spain, Mexico and Canada ... more cities then the real Barbra! He has also appeared in numerous symphony concerts with the late Marvin Hamlisch and sang at Stephen Sondheim's birthday concert at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. He has released two CDS Live in London and Duets and has appeared in films such as Camp and Boys Live and in a concert version of Funny Girl on Broadway, featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: THAT TRING THING AT THE PHEASANTRY

That Tring Thing returns to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday, September 23rd at 8:30 pm. Award-winning performer Paul L Martin (Cafe de Paris, Theatre Museum, Pizza on the Park) introduces celebrated Musical Director Simon Sharp (Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, London Palladium) and students past & present of Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END - NOW ON MONDAYS!!

The Open mic night hosted by Sarah Rice & Craig Pomranz on Thursdays on the Upper West Side has changed it's shownight! BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END will now be held every MONDAY night,at THE WEST END (955 West End Avenue, NYC - 212-531-4759) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (signup after 6:30 pm). 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 is a $7 cover - no minimum
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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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CHICAGO: MUSICAL MONDAYS: FEELIN' GROOVY
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

The second of there special MUSICAL MONDAYS events, produced by CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals ) will take place on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm at VICTORY GARDENS BIOGRAPH THEATER (2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-871-3000 ). "Feelin' Groovy: Songs of a New Generation" features some of Chicago's finest cabaret performers led by musical director Beckie Menzie and director Laura Freeman. Performers include John Michael Coppolla, Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Marianne Murphy Orland, Tom Orland, With a Twist (Paul Motondo, Kevin Bishop, Steve Kimbrough and Nick Sula) and Melissa Young. A talented student will also perform. Tickets are $30 through the Victory Gardens Box Office at 773-871-3000 or tickets@victorygardens.org . The first show, in July, was completely sold out.
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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 - NOW ON MONDAYS!!

The Open mic night hosted by Sarah Rice & Craig Pomranz on Thursdays on the Upper West Side has changed it's shownight! BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END will now be held every MONDAY night,at THE WEST END (955 West End Avenue, NYC - 212-531-4759) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (signup after 6:30 pm). 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 is a $7 cover - no minimum
. CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBER EVENT

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: JASON MORRIS' MUSICALLY YOGIC RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Performer/producer, Jason Morris, the 2013 MetroStar 1st Runner Up, returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) on Saturday, August 30th at 7:00 pm and Monday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm, with encore performances of his acclaimed new show, Musically Yogic. Musically Yogic plays uniquely as a Yoga class through score, dialoguing the seemingly magical parallels of music and movement, beat and breath as profound energies for transformation. Ancient spiritual science and abundant 21st Century humor meet soaring vocal renditions of Broadway and pop songs in a repertoire that includes "Thank Goodness" (Stephen Schwartz), "To Build A Home" (Cinematic Orchestra), "Pure Imagination" (Bricusse/Newley), "Glitter in the Air" (Pink), and "Who I'd Be" (Tesori/Lindsay-Abaire). Conceived and produced by Jason Morris (a singer and yogi, as you might expect), the show is directed by Julie Reyburn. Musical director is Tracy Stark. Tanya Holt•joins the show in special duet with Jason while Gretchen Reinhagen, Jackie Krystel, Wendy Anne Russell, and Kathleen Stuart appear as backup singers. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL WITH SOPHIA ANNE CARUSO

'Ruthless! The Musical' starring Sophia Anne Caruso, will be presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) will open on Friday, September 5th and will play on Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays at 7:00 pm through September 22nd. Like the role she will be playing in a new production of "Ruthless!," the cult-hit musical, Sophia Anne Caruso is a young actress who will do anything to get the part. The triple threat tween will follow in the tap shoes of Laura Bell Bundy ("Hairspray," "Legally Blonde") Britney Spears and Natalie Portman. Before they became stars, all three young actors were cast as the diabolically talented Tina Denmark. Sophia tracked down the creators of the show while they were trying out rewrites for a new Connecticut production, writing to tell them that after having been cast as Tina in regional theatre, one of the principle actors suffered a fatal heart attack during the dress rehearsal. The show never opened. An audition was arranged and the rest is going to be history! Caruso, who appeared with Bernadette Peters in the NBC musical series Smash, will be taking the stage this September in an intimate staged concert production of the award-winning musical that will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Joining Ms. Caruso on stage will be composer, Marvin Laird, who will step into the high heels of the infamous theatrical dame of mystery, Sylvia St. Croix. Because the project is benefiting a cause so close to their hearts, the co-creators want to make this outing particularly memorable, and so for 3 of the 9 performances, Paley will join Laird on stage, reprising his performance as the demented eight-year-old diva. Other cast members include, Kim Maresca as Judy Denmark, Katie Sparer as Miss Thorn/Emily Block, Delaney Arizala as Louise Lerman/Eve•and Rita McKenzie as Lita Encore. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. A portion of the proceeds will go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ ) To get tickets, go to http://ruthlessthemusical.brownpapertickets.com


NYC: MAJOR SCALES' MINOR BREAKDOWN

Pianist/ performer/ man about town Major Scales, co-writer and co-creator of The Vaudevillians with Jinkx Monsoon, returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday & Tuesday, September 22nd & 23rd at 9:00 pm to premiere his latest creation, 'MAJOR SCALES' MINOR BREAKDOWN: SONGS NOT READY FOR BROADWAY.' This evening of original songs and stories will run for 2 performances only. The show is an evening of the prolific composer's original songs for his original Broadway shows that have yet to be written. The always-debonair Major Scales will be there to lead you through his ditties, divorced from plot, with a half-smile and half-full Manhattan. Be one of the first to hear these never-before-staged songs in search of a musical! Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle. Richard arranged the music for and starred in MAC nominated, often-extended musical comedy "The Vaudevillians", with RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon. He has written everything from award-winning New York shows on the east coast to music for amateur porn on the west. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: SMILE: A BROADAWAY REUNION AT 54 BELOW

The Broadway musical cult favorite SMILE, by Howard Ashman and Marvin Hamlisch, returns to New York for a one-night-only reunion concert performance at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, September 22nd at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. SMILE opened on the Great White Way in 1986, and closed after 48 performances. The musical follows the intrigue and exploits onstage and behind-the-scenes as Santa Rosa, California plays host to the Young American Miss Pageant. With a bright, brassy, exciting score that includes "Disneyland," "Shine," "Young And American," "Until Tomorrow Night," and many more Hamlisch/Ashman treasures, SMILE is one of the greatest underappreciated Broadway musicals of the 1980s. The reunion concert will bring back original Broadway cast members Mana Allen, Jodi Benson, Anne Bobby, Mia Malm, Jeff McCarthy, Tia Riebling, Marsha Waterbury, Ruth Williamson and more, for a Young American Miss pageant you will never forget! Directed by Richard Biever, Musical Direction by Roberto Sinha, Produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS 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: VERY SPECIAL JAMIE DEROY AND FRIENDS AT BIRDLAND

A Very Special Jamie deRoy & friends will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm as part of the Broadway at Birdland series. The one-night-only event will benefit the THE ACTORS FUND . Jamie's special guests will include Joy Behar (The View, The Food Chain), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Bryce Pinkham (Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Chad Kimball (Memphis), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), and Haley Swindal (Jekyll and Hyde). The colorful cabaret series Jamie deRoy & friends, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 24 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the cabaret, theater, and comedy worlds. There is a $30-$50 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: JANE BUNNETT & MAQUEQUE AT THE BLUE NOTE

Canadian flutist and saxophonist Jane Bunnett's new sextet, Maqueque will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, September 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm, celebrating the release of their self-titled debut album. For more than thirty years, through her longstanding ensemble Spirits of Havana, Bennett has been introducing North American jazz audiences to some of the finest musicians that Cuba has to offer (providing early opportunities to such future greats as Pedrito Martinez, Dafnis Prieto, and Yosvany Terry, among others). Now, with her new sextet, Maqueque, she introduces some of Cuba's most promising female musicians to the world. Maqueque consists of virtuoso drummer Yissy Garcia, dynamic percussionist Dayme, Yusa on tres guitar and fretless bass, pianist Danae, and Magdelys on batas and congas. All are great vocalists as well as instrumentalists, and all are in their early 20's (with the exception of Yusa). Their blend of scintillating Afro-Cuban rhythms, folkloric influences, exhilarating jazz, and soulful vocals has broad appeal. There is a $10-$15 cover.


NYC: PETER BERNSTEIN QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Peter Bernstein Quartet will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday & Tuesday, September 22nd & 23rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Peter Bernstein is a real musician's guitarist, with maturity, impeccable feel, and a sound comparable to straight-ahead favorites like Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery. He seems to be everyone's favorite sideman these days, and he is also increasingly renowned as a leader and composer. Tonight, Bernstein's quartet will include his longtime bassist John Webber and NEA Jazz Master drummer Jimmy Cobb, who has worked with musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday, and is known for such classic recordings as Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and John Coltrane's Giant Steps. There is a $30-$35 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.


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: FABRIZIO SOTTI AND THE "ITALIAN JAZZ SERIES"

Fabrizio Sotti, an Italian jazz guitarist, composer, songwriter and producer, will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, September 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. At ease in the bebop form, the Italian guitar virtuoso, producer and songwriter is also well versed in Jazz Fusion, Post-Bop, Blues, Soul, Hip Hop, R&B, and other forms of modern American music. Sotti has played, recorded and/or collaborated with a number of diverse musical collaborators including Tupac, Q Tip, Gipsy Kings, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Shaggy, Ghostface Killah, David Knopfler, Cassandra Wilson, John Patitucci, Roy Hargrove and many other well-known artists. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA

The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, a 17 piece big band co-founded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde, trumpeter Joe Herrera and club owner Omrao Brown, performs on Mondays at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) at 8:00 pm. The BCJO presents a variety of music from big band literature and features some of the District's best musicians on Monday nights at the historic Bohemian Caverns. 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. There is a $10 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES 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.


CHICAGO: MUSICAL MONDAYS: FEELIN' GROOVY
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

The second of there special MUSICAL MONDAYS events, produced by CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals ) will take place on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm at VICTORY GARDENS BIOGRAPH THEATER (2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-871-3000 ). "Feelin' Groovy: Songs of a New Generation" features some of Chicago's finest cabaret performers led by musical director Beckie Menzie and director Laura Freeman. Performers include John Michael Coppolla, Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Marianne Murphy Orland, Tom Orland, With a Twist (Paul Motondo, Kevin Bishop, Steve Kimbrough and Nick Sula) and Melissa Young. A talented student will also perform. Tickets are $30 through the Victory Gardens Box Office at 773-871-3000 or tickets@victorygardens.org . The first show, in July, was completely sold out.
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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


LOS ANGELES: SARA STUCKEY MAKES CABARET DEBUT AT THE GARDENIA

Sara Stuckey makes her cabaret debut at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Monday, September 22nd at 9:00 pm. Sara has distinguished herself in the local theatre community with such roles as "Sarah" in Crown City Theatre's Company, "Georgie" in Third Street Theatre's The Full Monty, and award-winning turns as "Tessie Tura" in West Coast Ensemble's Gypsy, "Darlene" in Buttermilk Production's Caught, and "Gwendolyn Pigeon" in the Norris Theatre's production of The Odd Couple. She will be seen this fall on the I.D. Channel in Heartbreakers, starring Judd Nelson and Nicole Eggert, and she is reprising her role as "Cheryl Whitford" in the web series, Split - Season 2. In addition, she will be portraying "Fraulein Schneider" in Crown City Theatre's production of Cabaret, which opens September 25th. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: A BATTLE FOR SHOWBIZ GLORY!

Broadway's finest go toe to toe in the hilarious competition Broadway Cage Match at ROCKWELL: TABLE & STAGE (1714 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - 323-669-1550) on Monday, September 22nd at 8:00 pm. Hosted by Justin Jones and Bruce Merkle, some of the most talented show tune singers around duke it out in interactive performance games involving memorization, rapid-fire costume changes and "screlting," a method of singing wherein the belting out of a given song becomes a high, loud (yet somehow still listenable) scream. You'll want to leave the screaming to the pros, but feel free to cheer your heart out as these vivacious vocalists strap on the gloves and battle for show-biz glory. There is a $15 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: LISA FISCHER AT YOSHI'S

GRAMMY-winning R&B vocalist & songwriter Lisa Fischer will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, September 21st with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm and Monday, September 22nd at 8:00 pm. Lisa Fischer is a singer who really gets around. Her life is an endless round of planes, trains, and automobiles, rehearsals and fittings. On tour with the Rolling Stones, Sting, Chris Botti or Nine Inch Nails, her name may not be on the marquee, but she doesn't care. She's busy loving every minute of it. It's easy to see why she works all the time: her astonishing range, her spot-on intonation, her mastery of the stage, the way her tone wraps itself around your heart and won't let go, the infectious quality of her time feel: these things keep her on top of the list. But it's the sweetness of her smile, her visible pleasure in watching her bandmates do their stuff, her glamorous-girl-next-door quality that make fans all over the world think she's their own secret discovery. There is a $21-$34 cover.


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LONDON: STEVEN BRINBERG IS SIMPLY BARBRA

Due to phenomenal demand, Steven Brinberg returns with 'Simply Barbra', to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Monday through Thursday, September 22nd through 25th at 8:00 pm. The show will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Funny Girl, which opened on Broadway in 1964 and came to London two years later. The internationally acclaimed film version, which was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, followed in 1968. Musical director Nathan Martin and a different West End guest star accompany Brinberg each night. Steven has been acclaimed for his vocal performance of Barbra Streisand all over the world for over a decade. In addition to touring around America, he has played extensively in England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Spain, Mexico and Canada ... more cities then the real Barbra! He has also appeared in numerous symphony concerts with the late Marvin Hamlisch and sang at Stephen Sondheim's birthday concert at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. He has released two CDS Live in London and Duets and has appeared in films such as Camp and Boys Live and in a concert version of Funny Girl on Broadway, featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: THE PROJECT: 'EVENING STANDARDS'

The Project returns to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Monday, September 22nd at 8:30 pm with "Evening Standards". Four vocalists accompanied by a live three-piece band take you on a fantastic musical voyage through some of the best songs from the Great American Songbook and beyond! Call for cover/minimum information.

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