"Bebop lives! This primal hipster (he was one of the cats who followed Bird around with a wire recorder) has never quit touring or recording... His credits as a singer/songwriter/piano-man are as impressive as his vocal style, ranging from the vocalese classic "Yardbird Suite" to "I'm Hip" (a collaboration with Dave Frishberg), "Blue Xmas" (the dark, cynical Christmas song he wrote for Miles) and, god help us, Multiplication Rock..." (Michael Goodwin)
New York City's Most Talented Composers and Lyricists such as Drew Gasparini, Alex Brightman, Kevin Ray, Drew Fornarola, compete in New York City's most exciting new musical game show! How it Works: Three composers and three lyricists are paired together randomly into three teams. Each member of the team gets to perform one of their original tunes. Audience suggestion determines the title of the musical for which they will write a song.
"Tenor is the rock god of each generation's music," declares Jarrod Spector in his terrific cabaret show A Little Help from My Friends, making a return engagement to 54 Below. The Broadway star – currently appearing as Barry Mann in the Carole King musical Beautiful – is aversatile singer who samples from a variety of genres as he takes the audience through a time-spanning tribute to some of his musical influences, all linked by the high tenor sound.
KATIE FINNERAN – the two time Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star – will make her nightclub debut at 54 Below from May 28 to 31 with the show "It Might Be You – A Funny Lady's Search for Home." Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, she gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway, and starting a family.
Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs Announces 2014 Award Winners
MAC Gala March 27 honored 25+ Members of the NYC Nightclub Industry
New York – March 28 – Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King’s Blues Club in Times Square.
This April, legendary songwriter Ervin Drake will turn 95. A Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Drake has written some of the American Songbook's most beloved classics, including: "It Was a Very Good Year," "I Believe," "Tico Tico," "Quando Quando Quando," "Perdito" and "Good Morning, Heartache." 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of Drake's "What Makes Sammy Run" (starring Steve Lawrence) which featured songs
Though legendary Italian-American crooner Jimmy Roselli may not have ever quite have achieved the same degree of household name-fame as such contemporaries as Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Frankie Laine or Jerry Vale, he remains one of the definitive vocalists of his generation. Such songs as "There Must Be a Way," "All the Time," "Please Believe Me"and "When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New," cemented his legacy and charted