Native New Yorker Aziza Miller to perform at The Iridium Tuesday June 30th sets at 8:30PM & 10:30PM presented by ScoBar Entertainment. Aziza knows New York. The pulse and the energy of the city manifests in her fusion of jazz, soul, Latin, and spoken word. She spellbinds audiences with her original compositions, peerless musicianship, and soulful yet sophisticated melodies. Her latest album What’s On Your Mind? is her defining musical portrait as a composer and musical artisan. “The Subway,” the album’s first single, vividly captures the sights, sounds, and colorful characters that distinguish New York’s metro system.
Don Most Sings & Swings: Sinatra, Dino, Darin & More! One performance only! Tuesday, July 7th @ 8pmBest known to television audiences as “Ralph Malph” of the long-running show “Happy Days,” DON MOST brings his 7-piece band to IRIDIUM for one performance only, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8pm. Most, who has continued to act & direct in the years since “Happy Days” ended, returns to his first love – singing. His show, Don Most Sings & Swings, brings the songs of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin & more to life through his interpretations, arrangements, fusing the Swing Era & ‘50s cool together in one unique show. His love of the standards/swing/big band music influenced his style & the result is Sings & Swings, which he premiered in Los Angeles at both Catalina Jazz Club & Vitello’s.
GABRIELLE STRAVELLI – the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist called an “outstanding singer” by The Wall Street Journal and “hotter than the equator” by The Village Voice, will debut at The Cornelia Street Café (29 Cornelia Street in New York) on Monday, July 13 at 8:30 PM. The concert will preview songs, both original compositions and new version of classic standards, from her major new recording project to be released in the fall. Stravelli will be joined by Joshua Richman on piano, Pat O’Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums.
The new pop-up blues supper club show "Pompie's Place" which Don’t Tell Mama presented in previews in the spring, will have its official premiere on Wednesday July 29 at 7pm. Starring Hilary Gardner and Lezlie Harrison, “Pompie’s Place” plays an exclusive four-show engagement at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, through August 21.
The innovative new album from LEA DeLARIA – House of David: delaria + bowie = jazz, which boldly reexamines the work of music icon David Bowie – is available today on iTunes here, and other digital formats from Ghostlight Records. The television, stage and music star – currently best known as “Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black” in the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” – will celebrate the album with an exclusive concert at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street in New York) on Saturday, July 18 at 10:00 PM.
New York (June, 2015): “Echoes of Etta”, the multi award-winning Etta James musical tribute, is back home in New York City at Joe’s Pub, with two performances, July 31st and August 1st, at 7 pm for their first LIVE IN-CONCERT recording. After a featured appearance on the NBC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a successful tour of Southeast Asia, and an exclusive appearance at the Commissioner’s Tailgate Party for Super Bowl XLVIII, MRM Productions is proud to bring back William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray in the Manhattan Association of Cabarets’ (MAC) 2014 “Show of the Year”.
The finale of Season 15 of the popular and acclaimed series Broadway by the Year will be June 22 at 8 P.M. at Town Hall and feature tunes from every year during the last quarter century of Broadway [from 1991]. Broadway by the Year creator/writer/host, Scott Siegel, says, "This particular edition of Broadway by the Year will feature a great many stars who originated the songs they will be singing from the shows in which they starred, including Tony winner Randy Graff (A Class Act); Tony Nominee Cheryl Freeman (The Civil War),
MUSIC AND ART FOR CITY GREENS continues Season 8 of Concerts to benefit Tudor City Greens. This free, outdoor concert series resumes on Wednesday, June 24th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, June 25th at 6:30pm.) at Tudor City Greens. This award winning series will once again feature professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, classical and opera scene.
It’s the June edition of “Mason at Mama’s in March,” Karen Mason’s special encore of her critically acclaimed celebration of her early days in cabaret. Dubbed “a master class on how an act should work” (TheaterPizzazz.com), this reminiscence-filled romp through the songs and stories of her early career, plays two consecutive Sundays and Mondays -- June 21 & 22, and 28 & 29, all at 7pm.
Carolyn Montgomery-Forant’s “Visible Phoenix,” which took flight in October, goes out in a blaze of light on Friday June 12 at 7pm, as it ends its monthly residency at the Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street. The critically acclaimed concert, in which the singer-songwriter juggles a jaunty mix of original and popular tunes by mostly contemporary songwriters, is now available on CD. “Visible Phoenix LIVE” was recorded live at the Beechman by Rolando Gori of Musa 212.
Honoring "The Little Sparrow's" Life and Music in a concert that celebrates her 100th Birthday, an All Star Cast of at least 5 of the greatest singers in New York City sing the most famous songs from the Piaf songbook. Our cast includes: Carole J. Bufford: Nightlife Award Winner! Maxine Linehan: "Fiercely Talented" - NY Times Gay Marshall: Foremost performer of Brel, Piaf, etc. Molly Pope: "The Downtown Diva" - NY's neo Piaf Marni Rice: Specialist in early Piaf, complete with accordion!
54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents DARYL GLENN in DARYL SINGS STEVE:SONGS BY SONDHEIM. Daryl Glenn makes his 54 Below solo debut performing the songs of his favorite songwriter and friend, Stephen Sondheim. Mr. Glenn will share the tunes that he feels closest to and anecdotes of his 'mostly postal' relationship with 'Steve'. The show will highlight several lesser-known Sondheim compositions and will celebrate this treasure of the American Musical Theatre.
Musician David Geist is an example that it's never too late to change your path in life. Born in San Diego, Geist always knew he wanted to be in New York City, the place where his inspirations---George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Rogers and Hart---created their timeless music. He lived his dream, playing piano in many Broadway shows, including Cats, Wicked, Les Miserables, and the original production of Passion.
Michael Feinstein, Molly Pope, John Early and Jonah Verdon will join the previously announced headliners Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, The Skivvies, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Cyrille Aimee, Rachel York, Adam Kantor, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith, Danielle Grabianowski, Julie Hill, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson to headline the fifth annual “Night Of A Thousand Judys” – presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre – on Monday, June 1.
I first met Anne Meara in 1983, at the opening night party for Tallulah, starring Helen Gallagher. She was by herself and we hit it off like only two girls from Long Island could. I had been a fan of Stiller and Meara ever since I could remember, they were always my favorite comedy duo and I told her so. It was an odd party at Sardi’s, with some interesting guests, two of whom were Joan Bennett and Hermione Gingold.
HERE COME THE JUDGES! “Mama’s Next BIG Act!” a 12-week talent competition that mixes styles and genres, is announcing its celebrity judges panel today. Featuring a mother lode of entertainers, critics and notable personalities, the jury pool is also reflective of the contest’s diversity, pitting -- in direct competition -- solo, duo and group acts in music, magic, drag, burlesque and variety.