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NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS: THE SONGS OF JACQUES BREL, KURT WEILL, AND CHARLES AZNAVOUR

Award-winning singer/actress Vickie Phillips celebrates her birthday with her three songwriting heroes at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, April 24th at 9:30 pm. With the internationally acclaimed songs of Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, and Charles Aznavour, Vickie creates miniature portraits of the wonderful life we all share. Through the words and music of these masters, Vickie tells us of the journey she is still on, and her deepest personal dreams. This show captures the charm, the intimacy, the tragedy, and the magic of life's great odyssey. Vickie Phillips continues to be a familiar face on the Manhattan cabaret scene, as an award-winning singer and actress. Her off-Broadway credits include leading roles in Merry-Go-Round, A Safe Light, Far Side of the Moon, Musically Speaking, and Together with Music. Musical director Gerry Dieffenbach is a singer, songwriter, pianist and musical director. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


BOSTON: JAN PETERS HOSTS OPEN MIC AT CLUB CAFE

Boston favorite Jan Peters hosts open mic on Thursday, April 24th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) with Tom LaMark on piano. Jan's work draws from an extensive repertoire of popular Broadway and standard songs as well as material from promising new songwriters. In addition to her cabaret work, Jan performs throughout the country accompanied by ensembles ranging from intimate jazz groups to large swing orchestras and appears at many of Boston's best nightclubs and hotels. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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

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NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS: THE SONGS OF JACQUES BREL, KURT WEILL, AND CHARLES AZNAVOUR

Award-winning singer/actress Vickie Phillips celebrates her birthday with her three songwriting heroes at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, April 24th at 9:30 pm. With the internationally acclaimed songs of Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, and Charles Aznavour, Vickie creates miniature portraits of the wonderful life we all share. Through the words and music of these masters, Vickie tells us of the journey she is still on, and her deepest personal dreams. This show captures the charm, the intimacy, the tragedy, and the magic of life's great odyssey. Vickie Phillips continues to be a familiar face on the Manhattan cabaret scene, as an award-winning singer and actress. Her off-Broadway credits include leading roles in Merry-Go-Round, A Safe Light, Far Side of the Moon, Musically Speaking, and Together with Music. Musical director Gerry Dieffenbach is a singer, songwriter, pianist and musical director. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ERLY BARBARA: STREISAND IN THE 60S" WITH CALENDAR GIRL - COLLEEN McHUGH

Wondering how to celebrate Barbra Streisand's birthday? CALENDAR GIRL Colleen McHugh is here to help - with an ALL NEW show at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, April 24th at 9:30 pm. Celebrate Her special day with an ALL NEW tribute to the early tunes that made her a star. Happy birthday, Babs! As America's favorite songbird turns 72, we celebrate her early career in NYC and Hollywood. With Don Rebic on piano, Steve Doyle, bass, and arrangements by Tedd Firth. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: THE MERDJANOFF 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR

The Merdjanoff 10th Anniversary Spectacular will take place at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 pm. Join Tara and Jeremy (and other special guests) as they celebrate 10 years of marriage with a witty, somewhat wacky evening of songs and laughs! Starring Tara Merdjanoff and Jeremy Bohen with Jon Delfin at the piano. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MELISSA ERRICO AT THE CORNER OF 54th & CRAZY

Broadway singer Melissa Errico will perform her show 'At The Corner of 54th & Crazy' at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday and Thursday, April 22nd & 24th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, April 25th & 26th at 8:00 pm. The beauty, intelligence, charisma and singular silver voice of Melissa Errico has been wowing audiences since she was plucked out of Yale to star in the first national touring company of Les Miserables. Since then, Broadway has embraced her in My Fair Lady (Eliza, 1993 revival), High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and, most recently, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER - FUNDRAISER

Broadway's best writers and performers team together again to help raise funds for children with special needs in New York City and around the world on Thursday, April 24th at 9:30 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). Victor Legra, Anthony Crouchelli & M.O.V.E for Autism present Putting the Pieces Together: Volume 2 featuring the music of Carner and Gregor, Rosser and Sohne, Maglione and Ruiz, Joey Contreras, David Dabbon, and Will Van Dyke. The concert will feature show-stopping performances by Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), Marla Mindelle (Sister Act, Cinderella), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Mike Schwitter (The Book of Mormon), Megan Fulmer (Shrek the Musical national tour), Jessica Hendy (Cats, Aida), Allison Strong (Mamma Mia!, Bye Bye Birdie) and more to be announced. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JAMES CARTER ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The James Carter Organ Trio performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 22nd through 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. By the time Detroit native saxophonist James Carter emerged on the New York jazz scene 1988 he was already a sensation. Now, Carter the mature artist is firmly established as one of the leading saxophonists of his generation, well versed in everything from striaght ahead to gypsy-jazz to funk. His new release, "Django Unchained," is his second to celebrate music popularized by gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt, but this time within the modern sounds of Carter's favored ensemble, the organ trio. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STANLEY CLARKE & FRIENDS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Bassist Stanley Clarke will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 22nd through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined on stage by Ruslan Sirota, piano and Lenny White, drums. Clarke was barely out of his teens when he exploded into the jazz world in 1971. Fresh out of the Philadelphia Academy of Music, he arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and a budding young pianist-composer named Chick Corea. All of these musicians immediately recognized Clarke's ferocious dexterity and complete musicality on the acoustic bass. Not only was he an expert at crafting bass lines and functioning as a timekeeper - in keeping with his instrument's traditional role - but the young prodigy also possessed a sense of lyricism and melody distilled from his bass heroes Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro and others, as well as non-bass players like John Coltrane. Clarke envisioned the bass as a viable, melodic solo instrument positioned at the front of the stage rather than in a background role, and he was uniquely qualified to take it there. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: WESSELL "WARMDADDY" ANDERSON AT DIZZY'S

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, April 24th through 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The band consists of Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, alto saxophone; Richard Johnson, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; and Geoff Clapp, drums. A Brooklyn native, former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member and longtime Wynton Marsalis Septet member, Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson graces the Dizzy's stage once again. One of the best saxophonists around, Anderson is a renowned performer and bandleader, forming highly lauded bands with musicians of all generations. While rooted in bop, Anderson is known to mix in some soulful New Orleans jazz and a sweeping blues style evocative of Cannonball Adderley. Simply put, fans of jazz can't go wrong with "Warmdaddy." There is a $35-$40 cover.

BOSTON: JAN PETERS HOSTS OPEN MIC AT CLUB CAFE

Boston favorite Jan Peters hosts open mic on Thursday, April 24th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) with Tom LaMark on piano. Jan's work draws from an extensive repertoire of popular Broadway and standard songs as well as material from promising new songwriters. In addition to her cabaret work, Jan performs throughout the country accompanied by ensembles ranging from intimate jazz groups to large swing orchestras and appears at many of Boston's best nightclubs and hotels. Call for cover/minimum information.


BOSTON: RONNIE EARL AT SCULLER'S

Legendary blues guitarist Ronnie Earl will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, April 24th at 8:00 pm. Earl has been hailed by musicians and critics alike as one of the premier blues guitarists of his genre. His newest album Just for Today, came out in April 2013. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.

TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SANDOR SCHWISBERG

Sandor Schwisberg will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday & Friday, April 24th & 25th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Sandor is a 19 year-old pianist and composer from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He first took up the piano at the age of 6, studying classical music through the Royal Conservatory. Since then he has performed all over Ontario in a variety of musical settings, including jazz groups, pit orchestras, R&B, alternative rock, and heavy metal bands. Sandor is a graduate of Unionville high school's Arts York music program, where he had many opportunities to perform solo and in collaboration with other musicians, visual artists, actors and dancers. Over the years, he has had the privilege of studying with some of Canada's finest pianists, including Ruben Vazquez, Nancy Walker, Cameron Chu, Brian Dickinson, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duron. Sandor is currently enrolled in his second year of the Humber College Bachelor of Contemporary Music program. There is no cover.


TORONTO: BEVERLY TAFT MEETS THE NATHAN HILTZ ORCHESTRA: CD LAUNCH

Guitarist Nathan Hiltz and vocalist Beverly Taft's new CD will be released at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, April 24th through 26th at 9:00 pm. The event is a Toronto Downtown Jazz Special Project Initiative. The CD features 10 of their original jazz and blues songs, with an all-star band playing Nathan's four-horn arrangements. Although some of the themes in these songs are familiar and some are contemporary - ranging from love and loss to urban ennui, pastoral bliss, 1950s courtship, economics in Cuba, and running away to West Virginia! - the music swings, and is very much in the tradition of the jazz standards that Nathan and Beverly have revered and performed for many years. These launch concerts will also include favourite standards from Brasil and the Great American Songbook, in full band and small combo. Nathan is a Juno winning guitarist and composer originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a recipient of the Peter Harris Award for Guitarist of the Year (Humber College), the Duke Ellington Award for Excellence (Humber College), an Ontario Arts Council Recording Grant, and the 2008 Juno for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year (with Brandi Disterheft, for "Debut"). He has appeared on over 20 albums and has performed with the likes of Terry Clarke, Phil Dwyer, Mike Murley, Jill Barber, and Renee Rosnes. Best known for her interpretations of jazz standards, Beverly Taft has performed throughout Ontario, at such venues as Cherry Street Restaurant, Dominion on Queen, Homesmith Bar at The Old Mill, The Montreal Bistro, The Reservoir Lounge, The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, U of T's "Friday Jazz at Oscar's" Series, and jazz festivals in Barrie, Markham, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Peterborough, and Southampton, as well as The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival, and the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival - her Bossa Nova Project (in English & Portuguese) has become an annual feature. A multi-linguist, she lived in Japan for two years, performing in small clubs there, and she returned to tour there in 2008. Beverly has always approached music as a storyteller, with a keen interest in the lyrics of each song, and how best to communicate them to an audience. There is a $15 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: YELLOWJACKETS AT BLUES

The fusion band The Yellowjackets will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 24th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In 1977, Robben Ford assembled a group of veteran session musicians to record his album The Inside Story. The trio of musicians, which included keyboardist Russell Ferrante, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Ricky Lawson, soon discovered a certain "chemistry" and musical affinity that led to their formation of Yellowjackets. The band today is Russell Ferrante on keys, Bob Mintzer on sax, William Kennedy on drums and Felix Pastorius on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: SOUL UNDERSTATED AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Soul Understated, featuring Mavis 'Swan' Poole, will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Thursday, April 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Soul Understated is one of the rarest discoveries in music since Motown. The influences on their music are overwhelming and pleasurable all at once. With elements from EWF to Ella Fitzgerald, Donny Hathaway to Curtis Mayfield, and Sarah Vaughn to Count Basie, and even Hip hop infused into one musical body, allows their music to span across all genres. Soul Understated is a skillful ensemble, adeptly and seemingly effortlessly weaving together soul, jazz, funk and gospel, like so many threads in a tapestry, and Ms. Poole does not miss a beat, adding scat and rap to the mix like the final spices in an excellent gumbo. There is a $23 cover.


BETHESDA, MD: FOUR FRESHMEN AT BETHESDA BLUES

The Four Freshmen will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30 pm. The Four Freshmen are America's most enduring vocal group. Headlining concerts around the globe from Moscow to Manhattan. Their repertoire includes a variety of pop and jazz standards from the Great American Songbook Classics. Four amazing musical talents. Their show is not to be missed! Whether accompanied by a big band, symphony or simply self contained, their youth, vitality and talent adds an unforgettable twist of elegance to an already unmistakable sound. The Four Freshmen are great gentlemen of song and true masters of harmony! There is a $25 cover.

CHICAGO: DEBORAH DARR - AUDITIONING FOR LIFE: BROADWAY AND ME

Deborah Darr returns to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Thursday, April 24th & Monday, April 28th at 8:00 pm with jer show 'Auditioning For Life: Broadway and Me'. Deborah will relate through song the story of her decades in New York City and on Broadway! Musical director is Nick Sula. Originally Directed by Louise Cloutier, for these shows the director is Lina Koutrakis, with arrangements by Rick Jensen. There is a $13 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHICAGO: AUDREY HEPBURN AT SKOKIE THEATRE WITH HILARY ANN FELDMAN

Chicago cabaret artist Hilary Ann Feldman performs her touching, funny, and enlightening tribute to Audrey Hepburn at THE SKOKIE THEATRE (7924 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL - 847-677-7761) on Thursday, April 24th at 8:00 pm. When you think of Audrey Hepburn, you think of timeless beauty. But Audrey was so much more than a pretty face and a killer clavicle. From WWII refugee to Academy Award winner, from UNICEF beneficiary to UNICEF ambassador, Audrey lead a remarkable and exemplary life. Actress, fashion icon, wife, mother, and tireless humanitarian, Audrey is as much beloved today as she was half a century ago. Musical director is Beckie Menzie. Tickets are $20.


PALM SPRINGS: ALEC MAPA AT THE COPA

With uproarious live performances and ground breaking television roles, actor and comedian Alec Mapa has entertained audiences worldwide in every imaginable medium. Now Alec Mapa comes to THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) Thursday & Friday, April 24th & 25th at 7:30 pm. Alec's television career has gone from desperate to ugly with not one but two recurring roles on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and "Ugly Betty". On Wisteria Lane Alec is known as Gabriel Solis' personal shopper "Vern" . On "Ugly Betty no gossip report would be complete without the latest from Alec as fashion reporter extraordinaire "Suzuki St. Pierre". Audiences first discovered Alec on Broadway in the Tony Award winning production of "M. Butterfly". He guest starred on over 40 television series, including Alias, Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld and NYPD Blue. Alec played network television's very first gay asian series regular role on the short lived CBS sitcom "Some Of My Best Friends". He then starred in four seasons of the UPN sitcom "Half and Half". Film audiences howled at Alec as "N'Cream" in the wildly popular drag queen musical "Connie and Carla". Other films include "Playing By Heart " ,"Marley and Me" and "You Don't Mess with The Zohan" .Alec's "Wisecrack " stand up comedy special premiered on LOGO in 2005 and has since gained a huge cult following. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: ALAN RACHINS AT THE GARDENIA

Alan Rachins will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, April 24th at 9:00pm. Garnering Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal of "Douglas Brackman" on the Emmy-Award-winning L.A. Law, which ran for eight seasons, Mr. Rachins also starred for five seasons as "Larry Finkelstein," the hippie father on Dharma & Greg. He also starred in the Reprise production of Promises, Promises, with Jason Alexander, Jean Smart, and Alan Thicke. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: SINGER-SONGWRITER-PIANIST PETER CINCOTTI AT FEINSTEIN'S

Singer-songwriter-pianist, Peter Cincotti will appear at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for two performances only, on Thursday & Friday, April 24th & 25th at 8:00 pm. Peter will be performing a mix of songs from his critically acclaimed albums as well as some brand new material from his highly antipated upcoming release. A native New Yorker, Peter Cincotti began playing piano at the age of three. While in high school, he regularly performed in clubs throughout Manhattan. In 2003, Peter's debut album, produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, reached #1 on the Billboard jazz charts, making Cincotti the youngest artist ever to do so. This led to acclaimed performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Olympia in Paris, The Montreux Festival (where he won an award in their renowned piano competition), Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, and many other prestigious venues around the world. Peter made his acting debut in the Kevin Spacey film "Beyond the Sea," and also contributed to the film's soundtrack. There is a $55-$70 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: LES NUBIANS AT YOSHI'S

The Afropean, Urban, R&B GRAMMY-nominated sister duo Les Nubians will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, April 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Les Nubians are sisters Helene and Celia Faussart from Paris France. In 1985 the sisters moved with their parents to Chad, Africa. Seven years later, they returned to Bordeaux, France and began singing a cappella, producing poetry slams in Bordeaux and Paris, and singing background vocals for various artists worldwide. The duo's debut album Princesses Nubiennes was released by Virgin Records, France, in 1998. To date, Les Nubians have made their home base Brooklyn New York. They continue to tour the U.S. and world-wide performing at Festivals, art centers, theaters and clubs. Dinner/Show: $63-$72 Show only: $30-$36.


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LONDON: AMANDA MCBROOM AND GEORGE BALL AT CRAZY COQS

The American International cabaret performer and writer of the hit song The Rose, Amanda McBroom and her husband George Ball, stars of Broadway show Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, present their show SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 22nd through 26th at 8:30 pm. Musical Director - Michele Brourman. The show is full of musical romance for grown ups with songs of love, lust, loss, cherished dreams and wisdom by such illustrious songwriters as Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, Stephen Sondheim, and of course, McBroom herself. What distinguishes McBroom from her contemporaries is her talent for writing exceptional songs that are flush with feelings and are witty and profound. Never over-the-top, her work seethes with a passion that is artfully funneled into music and lyrics revealed so well in her two most popular songs The Rose and Errol Flynn which McBroom wrote about her father, the actor David Bruce who worked with Flynn and Gary Cooper. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN

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


LONDON: THE MUSICAL THEATER COURSE PRESENTS: THAT TRING THING 'STUDENTS PAST AND PRESENT IN CABARET'

Cabaret trailblazer Paul L Martin introduces a host of talented students - both past and present - from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday, April 24th at 8:30 pm. An evening of music, comedy and song with Musical Direction from Simon Sharp. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER - ENCORE! ENCORE!

Baby Jane Dexter returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with her acclaimed show, "More Rules of the Road," on Fridays, April 18th & 25th at 7:00 pm. More Rules of the Road is the latest emotionally empowering and highly-charged show from this influential and beloved cabaret artist who never disappoints. Her shows are filled with memorable anecdotes from life and a brilliant performing career as well as totally unforgettable song choices that have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This show includes compelling songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and George Gershwin, as well as something by Mike Scott from the Waterboys and a song written by Randy Newman and introduced by Baby Jane. She also does a new blues written by Vivien Wolsk suggested by KT Sullivan, and songs by greats like Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, Rufus Wainwright and Abbey Lincoln. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN FRIDAYS AT MOSCOW57

Mary Foster Conklin is appearing weekly on Friday nights where Loisaida meets Williamsburg at MOSCOW57 ON DELANCEY (168 1/2 Delancey Street, NYC - 212-260-5775) at 7:00 pm. has appeared in theatres, jazz clubs and cabarets in the metropolitan New York area and throughout the United States and Canada. A New Jersey native who came to New York to pursue theatre work, her transformation from actor to jazz singer began when she joined drummer/composer ArtLillard's 16-piece Heavenly Band and her song selections naturally shifted from show tunes to blues, Latin and bebop. Moscow57 is owned by Ellen Kaye, singer/ pioneer/ force of nature, who nightly hosts the best party in town with a rotating group of artists. She calls it Hobohemia - A Rendezvous of Strangers and this month she is celebrating April in Paris. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER - ENCORE! ENCORE!

Baby Jane Dexter returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with her acclaimed show, "More Rules of the Road," on Fridays, April 18th & 25th at 7:00 pm. More Rules of the Road is the latest emotionally empowering and highly-charged show from this influential and beloved cabaret artist who never disappoints. Her shows are filled with memorable anecdotes from life and a brilliant performing career as well as totally unforgettable song choices that have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This show includes compelling songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and George Gershwin, as well as something by Mike Scott from the Waterboys and a song written by Randy Newman and introduced by Baby Jane. She also does a new blues written by Vivien Wolsk suggested by KT Sullivan, and songs by greats like Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, Rufus Wainwright and Abbey Lincoln. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN FRIDAYS AT MOSCOW57

Mary Foster Conklin is appearing weekly on Friday nights where Loisaida meets Williamsburg at MOSCOW57 ON DELANCEY (168 1/2 Delancey Street, NYC - 212-260-5775) at 7:00 pm. has appeared in theatres, jazz clubs and cabarets in the metropolitan New York area and throughout the United States and Canada. A New Jersey native who came to New York to pursue theatre work, her transformation from actor to jazz singer began when she joined drummer/composer ArtLillard's 16-piece Heavenly Band and her song selections naturally shifted from show tunes to blues, Latin and
bebop. Moscow57 is owned by Ellen Kaye, singer/ pioneer/ force of nature, who nightly hosts the best party in town with a rotating group of artists. She calls it Hobohemia - A Rendezvous of Strangers and this month she is celebrating April in Paris. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: COLE ESCOLA IN THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT GOES TO PARIS

Internet comedian and downtown darling Cole Escola has created an evening of sketches and characters for his new show 'THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT GOES TO PARIS' to be premiered at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, April 25th at 7:00 pm. Included in the show are "Tennessee Williams Baby," "The Goblin Commuter of Hoboken," "The First Gay President," and very much more. Every single one of Cole's shows sold out last fall. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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

Following last summer's hit run at the New York International Fringe Festival, the award winning "Best Ensemble" of Christian Mansfield, Philip Mutz, and Ken Urso are back for another summer of GAY CAMP at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Fridays, April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th at 9:30 pm. 'Confused' campers Josh and Anton are shipped off to Camp Acceptance where they encounter an evil headmaster, electrified fences, disco balls, Michelle Bachmann, and more innuendos than you can shake a dildo at! It's gay. It's camp. It's GAY CAMP! There is a $7 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE MEL & EL SHOW AT STAGE 72

Mel & El are back at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Friday, April 25th at 7:00 pm with a brand new edition of their long-running monthly comedy extravaganza, created and performed by funny femmes Melanie Kinard and Ellie Dunn with composer Patrick Spencer Bodd, THE MEL & EL SHOW features new material every single month, with phenomenal drink deals. This month's show will feature Mel & El 'classics' about dating and sex like "Get Out" and "Nice Jewish Boys" as well as brand new songs detailing their parallel plunges into parenthood, like "White Lady with a Black Baby" and "Let's Not Be Poor Anymore". THE MEL & EL SHOW appeals to women, men, straights, gays, parents, and anyone who has parents. In short, it's for everyone. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: MELISSA ERRICO AT THE CORNER OF 54th & CRAZY

Broadway singer Melissa Errico will perform her show 'At The Corner of 54th & Crazy' at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday and Thursday, April 22nd & 24th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, April 25th & 26th at 8:00 pm. The beauty, intelligence, charisma and singular silver voice of Melissa Errico has been wowing audiences since she was plucked out of Yale to star in the first national touring company of Les Miserables. Since then, Broadway has embraced her in My Fair Lady (Eliza, 1993 revival), High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and, most recently, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE SONGS OF MARTIN & REALBUTO FEATURING JENNA LEIGH GREEN & MORE

Popular up-and-coming singer-songwriters Tim Realbuto and Matthew Martin (writers of the Broadway-bound Ghostlight) will bring a new show back to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, April 25th at 11:00 pm, after their hugely successful show in March. The new show 'Dear Beautiful Outcasts, This One's For You' will feature songs from Ghostlight, as well as popular covers and a slew of new songs from their top secret new musical. The composers will co-host and sing along with some of Broadway's biggest stars, including Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, Bare: A Pop Opera), Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In the Heights), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Wicked, Urinetown), Alli Mauzey (Wicked, Cry-Baby), Trevor McQueen, Christina Sajous, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Claybourne Elder, and Abigail Ludrof. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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: JAMES CARTER ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The James Carter Organ Trio performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 22nd through 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. By the time Detroit native saxophonist James Carter emerged on the New York jazz scene 1988 he was already a sensation. Now, Carter the mature artist is firmly established as one of the leading saxophonists of his generation, well versed in everything from striaght ahead to gypsy-jazz to funk. His new release, "Django Unchained," is his second to celebrate music popularized by gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt, but this time within the modern sounds of Carter's favored ensemble, the organ trio. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STANLEY CLARKE & FRIENDS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Bassist Stanley Clarke will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 22nd through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined on stage by Ruslan Sirota, piano and Lenny White, drums. Clarke was barely out of his teens when he exploded into the jazz world in 1971. Fresh out of the Philadelphia Academy of Music, he arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and a budding young pianist-composer named Chick Corea. All of these musicians immediately recognized Clarke's ferocious dexterity and complete musicality on the acoustic bass. Not only was he an expert at crafting bass lines and functioning as a timekeeper - in keeping with his instrument's traditional role - but the young prodigy also possessed a sense of lyricism and melody distilled from his bass heroes Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro and others, as well as non-bass players like John Coltrane. Clarke envisioned the bass as a viable, melodic solo instrument positioned at the front of the stage rather than in a background role, and he was uniquely qualified to take it there. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: WESSELL "WARMDADDY" ANDERSON AT DIZZY'S

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, April 24th through 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The band consists of Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, alto saxophone; Richard Johnson, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; and Geoff Clapp, drums. A Brooklyn native, former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member and longtime Wynton Marsalis Septet member, Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson graces the Dizzy's stage once again. One of the best saxophonists around, Anderson is a renowned performer and bandleader, forming highly lauded bands with musicians of all generations. While rooted in bop, Anderson is known to mix in some soulful New Orleans jazz and a sweeping blues style evocative of Cannonball Adderley. Simply put, fans of jazz can't go wrong with "Warmdaddy." There is a $35-$40 cover.

CAPE COD, MA: THE CAPE COD CABARET FESTIVAL 2014, PRESENTED BY TEDI MARSH

The Cape Cod Cabaret Festival 2014, presented by Tedi Marsh, will be held at THE COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS (4404 Route 28 - Falmouth Road - Cotuit, MA - 508-428-0669) on Friday & Saturday, April 25th & 26th at 7:00 pm. Friday night, the 25th, is amateur night and the audience gets to join in the fund by choosing a favorite from the 6 performers presented. After the intermission Tedi Marsh will perform selections from her brand new CD "A Different Road." The album features her original songs from the past 30 years. On Saturday night, the 26th, Tedi will present two amazing cabaret performers, perennial favorite Krisanthi Pappas, and direct from the New York City music scene, Louis Sacco, who will be performing a set with award-winning songwriter Drew Gasparini, whose music has been featured in the NBC musical series "Smash". The previous night's "audience favorite" will have the honor of closing out the show. Both nights will feature the Bart Weisman Trio, with Weisman on drums, Fred Boyle on piano, and Rich Hill on bass. Tickets for each night are $30 - both nights, $50. Premium tables with wine available.

BOSTON: JANE MONHEIT - MUSIC OF JUDY GARLAND

Jane Monheit brings her show Music of Judy Garland to SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday, April 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins. Monheit's sense of liberation is apparent throughout The Heart Of The Matter, the acclaimed, Grammy-nominated vocalist's ninth studio album. She says that the distinctive, continually surprising sound of The Heart Of The Matter is the result of an especially satisfying collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Gil Goldstein, who has previously worked with such giants as Wayne Shorter, Gil Evans, and Pat Metheny. The pair first joined forces for part of Monheit's 2009 album The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Me. Dinner/Show: $80 Show only: $40.

TORONTO: BEVERLY TAFT MEETS THE NATHAN HILTZ ORCHESTRA: CD LAUNCH

Guitarist Nathan Hiltz and vocalist Beverly Taft's new CD will be released at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, April 24th through 26th at 9:00 pm. The event is a Toronto Downtown Jazz Special Project Initiative. The CD features 10 of their original jazz and blues songs, with an all-star band playing Nathan's four-horn arrangements. Although some of the themes in these songs are familiar and some are contemporary - ranging from love and loss to urban ennui, pastoral bliss, 1950s courtship, economics in Cuba, and running away to West Virginia! - the music swings, and is very much in the tradition of the jazz standards that Nathan and Beverly have revered and performed for many years. These launch concerts will also include favourite standards from Brasil and the Great American Songbook, in full band and small combo. Nathan is a Juno winning guitarist and composer originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a recipient of the Peter Harris Award for Guitarist of the Year (Humber College), the Duke Ellington Award for Excellence (Humber College), an Ontario Arts Council Recording Grant, and the 2008 Juno for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year (with Brandi Disterheft, for "Debut"). He has appeared on over 20 albums and has performed with the likes of Terry Clarke, Phil Dwyer, Mike Murley, Jill Barber, and Renee Rosnes. Best known for her interpretations of jazz standards, Beverly Taft has performed throughout Ontario, at such venues as Cherry Street Restaurant, Dominion on Queen, Homesmith Bar at The Old Mill, The Montreal Bistro, The Reservoir Lounge, The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, U of T's "Friday Jazz at Oscar's" Series, and jazz festivals in Barrie, Markham, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Peterborough, and Southampton, as well as The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival, and the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival - her Bossa Nova Project (in English & Portuguese) has become an annual feature. A multi-linguist, she lived in Japan for two years, performing in small clubs there, and she returned to tour there in 2008. Beverly has always approached music as a storyteller, with a keen interest in the lyrics of each song, and how best to communicate them to an audience. There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SANDOR SCHWISBERG

Sandor Schwisberg will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday & Friday, April 24th & 25th at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Sandor is a 19 year-old pianist and composer from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He first took up the piano at the age of 6, studying classical music through the Royal Conservatory. Since then he has performed all over Ontario in a variety of musical settings, including jazz groups, pit orchestras, R&B, alternative rock, and heavy metal bands. Sandor is a graduate of Unionville high school's Arts York music program, where he had many opportunities to perform solo and in collaboration with other musicians, visual artists, actors and dancers. Over the years, he has had the privilege of studying with some of Canada's finest pianists, including Ruben Vazquez, Nancy Walker, Cameron Chu, Brian Dickinson, Robi Botos, and Hilario Duron. Sandor is currently enrolled in his second year of the Humber College Bachelor of Contemporary Music program. There is no cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: YELLOWJACKETS AT BLUES

The fusion band The Yellowjackets will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 24th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In 1977, Robben Ford assembled a group of veteran session musicians to record his album The Inside Story. The trio of musicians, which included keyboardist Russell Ferrante, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Ricky Lawson, soon discovered a certain "chemistry" and musical affinity that led to their formation of Yellowjackets. The band today is Russell Ferrante on keys, Bob Mintzer on sax, William Kennedy on drums and Felix Pastorius on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: ALLYN JOHNSON TRIO AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Allyn Johnson Trio (Allyn Johnson - piano, Nasar Abadey - drums, Steve Novosel - bass) performs at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday, April 25th at 8:30 pm. Native Washingtonian, Allyn Johnson is a multi-talented musician, composer, arranger and producer whose trademark sound gives brilliance and fortitude to the art of jazz improvisation. Allyn, a prodigy who began playing piano at the tender age of five, got his start playing piano for the youth choir in his uncle's church. There he honed his inner musical gift. While a student at the University of the District of Columbia, Allyn was mentored by the late great jazz legend Calvin Jones, a venerable figure in the international jazz community. At UDC, Allyn was the first recipient of the Felix. E Grant Scholarship Award in jazz performance. He graduated magna cum laude from UDC in 1997 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies. Now Allyn has served for more than six years as an adjunct professor of music and assistant director of the Jazz Studies program before succeeding Jones as the director in 2005. There is a $20 cover.


BETHESDA, MD: AMERICA'S GOT TALENT WINNER LANDAU MURPHY, JR

America's Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. brings his signature stylings of the Great American Songbook to the Washington, D.C. area for the first time ever on Friday, April 25th at 8:00 pm! Performing at the BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) along with the James Bazen big band, the West Virginia native will play a performance filled with jazz, live dancing, and fun all night long. There is a $35 cover.


CHICAGO: MAIN STREET CABARET PRESENTS BROADWAY BABIES

Main Street Cabaret presents Broadway Babies at CASA ITALIA'S CHANDELIER ROOM (3800 West Division, Stone Park IL - RESV: http://www.mainstreetopera.com/) on Friday, April 25th at 6:00 pm (Cocktails and dinner at 6:00 pm - show at 7:30 pm). It promises to be a wonderful evening of Italian food and music! Enjoy songs your favorite leading ladies of the stage have performed. Songs known by Julie Andrews, Eden Espinosa, Megan Hilty, Patti Lupone.and more! Performers: Robin Rotela, Danielle Scampini, Lizzy Conger, Jennifer McCabe. Cost is $45 per person complete. Enter "BABIES" in the promo code section to donate $7 of your ticket directly to the performers!

ST. LOUIS: GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL PRESENTS LARA TEETER

St. Louis's and Broadway's Own Lara Teeter will sing Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart and much more to bring to a close the GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL (358 North Boyle Street, Louis MO - 314-725-4200 EXT 10) on Friday & Saturday, April 25th & 26th at 8:00 pm. Lara Teeter makes his St. Louis cabaret debut, sharing his journey as artist, teacher, husband and dad. Claimed by both St. Louis and Broadway (a Tony Nominee) as one of its own, Lara Teeter plans to show just how fresh the songbook is in a master song and dance man's hands. His performing resume includes Broadway credits: On Your Toes (Tony nomination), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Pirates of Penzance. Off-Broadway and national touring credits: the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, The Robber Bridegroom, She Loves Me, My Fair Lady, Little Shop of Horrors, Singin' in the Rain, Follies, and Oklahoma!. There is a $40-$45 cover.

PALM SPRINGS: ALEC MAPA AT THE COPA

With uproarious live performances and ground breaking television roles, actor and comedian Alec Mapa has entertained audiences worldwide in every imaginable medium. Now Alec Mapa comes to THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) Thursday & Friday, April 24th & 25th at 7:30 pm. Alec's television career has gone from desperate to ugly with not one but two recurring roles on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and "Ugly Betty". On Wisteria Lane Alec is known as Gabriel Solis' personal shopper "Vern" . On "Ugly Betty no gossip report would be complete without the latest from Alec as fashion reporter extraordinaire "Suzuki St. Pierre". Audiences first discovered Alec on Broadway in the Tony Award winning production of "M. Butterfly". He guest starred on over 40 television series, including Alias, Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld and NYPD Blue. Alec played network television's very first gay asian series regular role on the short lived CBS sitcom "Some Of My Best Friends". He then starred in four seasons of the UPN sitcom "Half and Half". Film audiences howled at Alec as "N'Cream" in the wildly popular drag queen musical "Connie and Carla". Other films include "Playing By Heart " ,"Marley and Me" and "You Don't Mess with The Zohan" .Alec's "Wisecrack " stand up comedy special premiered on LOGO in 2005 and has since gained a huge cult following. Call for cover/minimum information.


LOS ANGELES: WEST COAST COOL WITH BENTYNE & WINKLER

On Friday, April 25th at 6:00 pm, at THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA - 323-857-6000), award-winning and critically acclaimed jazz vocalist/ lyricist Mark Winkler pairs up with multi-Grammy Award•winning vocalist Cheryl Bentyne, a member of the Manhattan Transfer, to form a dynamic duo that examines the "West Coast Cool" jazz scene of the 1950s. Together and separately they perform songs by Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Julie London and Bobby Troup (to name a few). Free and open to the public.

LOS ANGELES: THE GARDENIA PRESENTS LZ LOVE

Vocalist, percussionist, and songwriter, LZ Love performs at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday, April 25th at 9:00 pm. LZ Love has sung and toured with James Brown, Mary Wells, Joan Armatrading, Billy Preston (the 5th Beatle), Parliament Funkadelic, Luther Vandross, and Sylvester - to name only a few. Her solo song, "Lift Me Up" reached number two on the European dance charts, and she had several more dance singles hits in the UK from 1999 to 2005. She sang in the San Francisco production of The Lion King while her first album, One, and its song, "Been Lonely," became a favorite in San Francisco. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: SINGER-SONGWRITER-PIANIST PETER CINCOTTI AT FEINSTEIN'S

Singer-songwriter-pianist, Peter Cincotti will appear at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for two performances only, on Thursday & Friday, April 24th & 25th at 8:00 pm. Peter will be performing a mix of songs from his critically acclaimed albums as well as some brand new material from his highly antipated upcoming release. A native New Yorker, Peter Cincotti began playing piano at the age of three. While in high school, he regularly performed in clubs throughout Manhattan. In 2003, Peter's debut album, produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, reached #1 on the Billboard jazz charts, making Cincotti the youngest artist ever to do so. This led to acclaimed performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Olympia in Paris, The Montreux Festival (where he won an award in their renowned piano competition), Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, and many other prestigious venues around the world. Peter made his acting debut in the Kevin Spacey film "Beyond the Sea," and also contributed to the film's soundtrack. There is a $55-$70 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: AMANDA MCBROOM AND GEORGE BALL AT CRAZY COQS

The American International cabaret performer and writer of the hit song The Rose, Amanda McBroom and her husband George Ball, stars of Broadway show Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, present their show SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 22nd through 26th at 8:30 pm. Musical Director - Michele Brourman. The show is full of musical romance for grown ups with songs of love, lust, loss, cherished dreams and wisdom by such illustrious songwriters as Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, Stephen Sondheim, and of course, McBroom herself. What distinguishes McBroom from her contemporaries is her talent for writing exceptional songs that are flush with feelings and are witty and profound. Never over-the-top, her work seethes with a passion that is artfully funneled into music and lyrics revealed so well in her two most popular songs The Rose and Errol Flynn which McBroom wrote about her father, the actor David Bruce who worked with Flynn and Gary Cooper. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: LONDONJAZZ TRANSLATES - NOEMI NUTI

LondonJazz TransLATES is a monthly series on Friday nights, starting at 10:30 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). Each session of the series celebrates the directness of expression and communication that vocalists can achieve when performing songs in their mother tongue. Think of the series as hassle-free travel for people who don't have the time to plan, or to take a weekend away. Order a drink, house lights down, and you're taken - in the mind - straight to a foreign country and connected directly to the emotional heart of a different culture. The second of the LondonJazz TransLATES series on April 25th will present Noemi Nuti, celebrating the Italian Festa della Liberazione. Noemi is of Italian descent, was born in New York and spent her childhood in Bracciano, North of Rome. She is a jazz graduate of Trinity Laban, and has worked extensively with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, the London Vocal Project, and the UK's leading samba squad, Rhythms of the City. She also runs her own band exploring Latin repertoire; an album release is imminent. Her Crazy Coqs date will be a cascade of popular Italian songs, from songwriters such as Mina, Fabrizio De Andre, Mia Martini, Umberto Bindi, and Bruno Martino. With Sardinian guitarist Giorgio Serci and Kenny Wheeler's favourite young bassist, Andrea di Biase. The series is devised, and the singers and songs will be introduced and explained by jazz journalist, Sebastian Scotney, editor of LondonJazz News. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: PLATFORM4 SHOWCASE AT THE PHEASANTRY

The Platform4 showcase will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - / ) on Friday, April 25th at 8:30 pm. The showcase provides an excellent opportunity for original work in which great talent is exhibited and future stars shine are are a great way to see new talent live and in person. This showcase will feature Olivia Flenley, performing her own songs on the acoustic scene in London and Paris; Zoe White, weaving a spell of romance, yearning, fun and laughter; and The Decibelles, a 3 part A Cappella group singing songs from retro music to Jazz, Blues, Soul and Pop. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: ANGELA SHULTZ PRESENTS "REALITY CHECK"

NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz takes to the stage with her 2014 show "Reality Check" on Saturdays, April 26 and May 10, both shows at 5:30pm, at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). There's a fine line between fantasy and reality. For many people, that line is thin and blurred. In Angela Shultz's new show, she explores both sides of that blurred line, and the people in serious need of a "REALITY CHECK"! Shultz uses an eclectic list of songs pulled from Broadway classics to newer hits by Joe Iconis and Jane Siberry to tell the stories of unrequited love, cat lovers, shark haters and more. MAC and Bistro Award winning songwriter Brett Kristofferson will serve as the show's musical director. Lennie Watts directs. Angela Shultz is the 2010 recipient of the Hanson Award from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, as well as a 2012 Nominee for Best Female Vocalist for her show, "Do Overs." She has appeared at BB Kings, The Duplex, Metropolitan Room, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club and many more New York City venues. Angela also directed Hector Coris' 2010 MAC Award-winning performance in Life is Wonderful. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

CHICAGO: BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL IN "MUSIC - •AS SEEN ON TV"

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael bring their brand new show "Music - As Seen on TV" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sundays, April 5th, 12th 19th & 26th at 8:00 pm. Menzie & Michael explore how television brought some of the most memorable musical moments right into our homes. From variety & talk shows, celebrity TV specials, American Bandstand to American Idol and much more, it'll be "a really big show!" There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: ANGELA SHULTZ PRESENTS "REALITY CHECK"

NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz takes to the stage with her 2014 show "Reality Check" on Saturdays, April 26 and May 10, both shows at 5:30pm, at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). There's a fine line between fantasy and reality. For many people, that line is thin and blurred. In Angela Shultz's new show, she explores both sides of that blurred line, and the people in serious need of a "REALITY CHECK"! Shultz uses an eclectic list of songs pulled from Broadway classics to newer hits by Joe Iconis and Jane Siberry to tell the stories of unrequited love, cat lovers, shark haters and more. MAC and Bistro Award winning songwriter Brett Kristofferson will serve as the show's musical director. Lennie Watts directs. Angela Shultz is the 2010 recipient of the Hanson Award from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, as well as a 2012 Nominee for Best Female Vocalist for her show, "Do Overs." She has appeared at BB Kings, The Duplex, Metropolitan Room, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club and many more New York City venues. Angela also directed Hector Coris' 2010 MAC Award-winning performance in Life is Wonderful. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, April 19th & 26th 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: TWENTY (SOMETHING) AT THE DUPLEX

Spend a night with two twenty-something girls from Connecticut relating their experiencing their first year in NYC at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 pm. Join Dana and Harmony as they tell their stories of life in the theatre, dating in the big city, and just figuring it out. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JOAN PETRELLA & DEBRA ALLEE AT THE MET

After their successful debuts last year, Joan Petrella and Debra Allee are returning to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, April 26th at 4:00 pm with an evening of songs about travel, places, and journeys through life, drawn from the American songbook, musical theater, jazz and pop, with duets and solos. With stage direction by Teri Ralston, the well-known director, performer and teacher, and musical direction by jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, Dan Furman, the show will also feature bass and drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: STACY SULLIVAN: IT'S A GOOD DAY, A TRIBUTE TO MISS PEGGY LEE

It's A Good Day, A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee, featuring Stacy Sullivan, will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 pm. The show is a journey of discovery through the extraordinary musical legacy of Peggy Lee and the personal struggles of a woman whose voice captivated millions. The classic songs, intricate rhythms, and exquisite arrangements that defined her career are elegantly portrayed in this loving homage, created with. The show is accompanied by the seasoned jazz master Jon Weber on piano and Steve Doyle on Bass, Bucky Pizzarelli, Guitar. Winner of the 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year MAC Award, Stacy Sullivan has appeared in venues around the world, from The Brasserie Zedel in London to The Cafe Carlyle in New York. She has recorded five albums for the LML Music label, including her latest, "It's a Good Day," winner of the 2013 Lamott/Friedman Award. Stacy can also be heard regularly on Sirius Radio's "Siriously Sinatra," "The Jonathon Schwartz Show" on WNYC, and NPR's "Piano Jazz Rising Stars." There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

MANHATTAN: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: EEEK! A MOUSICAL! AT STAGE 72

EEEK! A MOUSICAL! will be presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Saturdays in April and May at 11:00 am. This musical fable is brought up to date in a fun & lively show for all ages. Bara, our City Mom (Julia Menn) is finding the hectic pace of life a little bit frustrating, with all the new technology and longs for an escape to the Country to visit her sister, Clarisa (Vicki Oceguera) and her family. A few hours proves to be all the Peace & Quite this gang can take! And, when the country mice go to the city they find the throngs of people and honking horns are a little too frightening! Does each family realize their Happiness, may not be everyone's Happiness? Does this fable make the point that each of us is different and we should love and respect our differences? Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: MELISSA ERRICO AT THE CORNER OF 54th & CRAZY

Broadway singer Melissa Errico will perform her show 'At The Corner of 54th & Crazy' at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday and Thursday, April 22nd & 24th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, April 25th & 26th at 8:00 pm. The beauty, intelligence, charisma and singular silver voice of Melissa Errico has been wowing audiences since she was plucked out of Yale to star in the first national touring company of Les Miserables. Since then, Broadway has embraced her in My Fair Lady (Eliza, 1993 revival), High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and, most recently, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JAY LEONHART DUO AT BIRDLAND

The Jay Leonhart Duo will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturdays, in April at 6:00 pm. Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. When Jay was fourteen he started playing the bass in The Pier Five Dixieland Jazz Band in Baltimore and never looked back. After studying at The Peabody Institute, Jay attended The Berklee School of Music and The Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto, before leaving school to start touring with the traveling big bands of the late 50's and early 60's. Upon moving to New York, Jay eventually began playing for many of the great jazz musicians, big bands, and singers who were to be found in New York - artists like Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Tony Bennett, Marian McPartland, and Jim Hall. Jay became a very busy studio musician in New York City, visiting every musical genre from James Taylor to Ozzy Osbourne and Queen Latifah. Between 1975 and 1995 he was named The Most Valuable Bassist in the recording industry three times by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. Jay has now recorded 15 solo albums. His first one-man show "The Bass Lesson" is being received warmly by critics and audiences. Jay's next show "Nukular Tulips" is in the works. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAMES CARTER ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The James Carter Organ Trio performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 22nd through 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. By the time Detroit native saxophonist James Carter emerged on the New York jazz scene 1988 he was already a sensation. Now, Carter the mature artist is firmly established as one of the leading saxophonists of his generation, well versed in everything from striaght ahead to gypsy-jazz to funk. His new release, "Django Unchained," is his second to celebrate music popularized by gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt, but this time within the modern sounds of Carter's favored ensemble, the organ trio. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STANLEY CLARKE & FRIENDS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Bassist Stanley Clarke will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 22nd through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined on stage by Ruslan Sirota, piano and Lenny White, drums. Clarke was barely out of his teens when he exploded into the jazz world in 1971. Fresh out of the Philadelphia Academy of Music, he arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and a budding young pianist-composer named Chick Corea. All of these musicians immediately recognized Clarke's ferocious dexterity and complete musicality on the acoustic bass. Not only was he an expert at crafting bass lines and functioning as a timekeeper - in keeping with his instrument's traditional role - but the young prodigy also possessed a sense of lyricism and melody distilled from his bass heroes Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro and others, as well as non-bass players like John Coltrane. Clarke envisioned the bass as a viable, melodic solo instrument positioned at the front of the stage rather than in a background role, and he was uniquely qualified to take it there. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: WESSELL "WARMDADDY" ANDERSON AT DIZZY'S

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, April 24th through 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The band consists of Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, alto saxophone; Richard Johnson, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; and Geoff Clapp, drums. A Brooklyn native, former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member and longtime Wynton Marsalis Septet member, Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson graces the Dizzy's stage once again. One of the best saxophonists around, Anderson is a renowned performer and bandleader, forming highly lauded bands with musicians of all generations. While rooted in bop, Anderson is known to mix in some soulful New Orleans jazz and a sweeping blues style evocative of Cannonball Adderley. Simply put, fans of jazz can't go wrong with "Warmdaddy." There is a $35-$40 cover.

CAPE COD, MA: THE CAPE COD CABARET FESTIVAL 2014, PRESENTED BY TEDI MARSH

The Cape Cod Cabaret Festival 2014, presented by Tedi Marsh, will be held at THE COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS (4404 Route 28 - Falmouth Road - Cotuit, MA - 508-428-0669) on Friday & Saturday, April 25th & 26th at 7:00 pm. Friday night, the 25th, is amateur night and the audience gets to join in the fund by choosing a favorite from the 6 performers presented. After the intermission Tedi Marsh will perform selections from her brand new CD "A Different Road." The album features her original songs from the past 30 years. On Saturday night, the 26th, Tedi will present two amazing cabaret performers, perennial favorite Krisanthi Pappas, and direct from the New York City music scene, Louis Sacco, who will be performing a set with award-winning songwriter Drew Gasparini, whose music has been featured in the NBC musical series "Smash". The previous night's "audience favorite" will have the honor of closing out the show. Both nights will feature the Bart Weisman Trio, with Weisman on drums, Fred Boyle on piano, and Rich Hill on bass. Tickets for each night are $30 - both nights, $50. Premium tables with wine available.

BOSTON: STANLEY JORDAN AT SCULLERS

Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Saturday, April 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. From the moment he made his debut in 1985 with the gold-selling GRAMMY-nominated album Magic Touch, Stanley Jordan has proven himself as a world-class musician who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drum. With his nimbly executed "touch" or "tap" technique, he ushered a dazzling and spellbinding new sound into the world of progressive instrumental music. Because of the extraordinary originality of his approach to guitar, Jordan has been looked upon first and foremost as a musical original, orbiting in an artistic universe without predecessor or immediate successor. To date he has performed in over 60 countries on 6 continents. Jordan has performed at many festivals, including the Montreaux International Jazz Festival and collaborated with a wide array of artists including Art Blakey and Kenny Rogers. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.


TORONTO: BEVERLY TAFT MEETS THE NATHAN HILTZ ORCHESTRA: CD LAUNCH

Guitarist Nathan Hiltz and vocalist Beverly Taft's new CD will be released at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, April 24th through 26th at 9:00 pm. The event is a Toronto Downtown Jazz Special Project Initiative. The CD features 10 of their original jazz and blues songs, with an all-star band playing Nathan's four-horn arrangements. Although some of the themes in these songs are familiar and some are contemporary - ranging from love and loss to urban ennui, pastoral bliss, 1950s courtship, economics in Cuba, and running away to West Virginia! - the music swings, and is very much in the tradition of the jazz standards that Nathan and Beverly have revered and performed for many years. These launch concerts will also include favourite standards from Brasil and the Great American Songbook, in full band and small combo. Nathan is a Juno winning guitarist and composer originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a recipient of the Peter Harris Award for Guitarist of the Year (Humber College), the Duke Ellington Award for Excellence (Humber College), an Ontario Arts Council Recording Grant, and the 2008 Juno for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year (with Brandi Disterheft, for "Debut"). He has appeared on over 20 albums and has performed with the likes of Terry Clarke, Phil Dwyer, Mike Murley, Jill Barber, and Renee Rosnes. Best known for her interpretations of jazz standards, Beverly Taft has performed throughout Ontario, at such venues as Cherry Street Restaurant, Dominion on Queen, Homesmith Bar at The Old Mill, The Montreal Bistro, The Reservoir Lounge, The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, U of T's "Friday Jazz at Oscar's" Series, and jazz festivals in Barrie, Markham, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Peterborough, and Southampton, as well as The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival, and the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival - her Bossa Nova Project (in English & Portuguese) has become an annual feature. A multi-linguist, she lived in Japan for two years, performing in small clubs there, and she returned to tour there in 2008. Beverly has always approached music as a storyteller, with a keen interest in the lyrics of each song, and how best to communicate them to an audience. There is a $15 cover.


WASHINGTON, DC: YELLOWJACKETS AT BLUES

The fusion band The Yellowjackets will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 24th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In 1977, Robben Ford assembled a group of veteran session musicians to record his album The Inside Story. The trio of musicians, which included keyboardist Russell Ferrante, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Ricky Lawson, soon discovered a certain "chemistry" and musical affinity that led to their formation of Yellowjackets. The band today is Russell Ferrante on keys, Bob Mintzer on sax, William Kennedy on drums and Felix Pastorius on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: ALLYN JOHNSON QUARTET AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Allyn Johnson Trio (Allyn Johnson - piano, Abbinet Berhanu - drums, Elliot Seppa - bass, Doug Pierce - trumpet) performs at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Saturday, April 26th at 8:30 pm. Native Washingtonian, Allyn Johnson is a multi-talented musician, composer, arranger and producer whose trademark sound gives brilliance and fortitude to the art of jazz improvisation. Allyn, a prodigy who began playing piano at the tender age of five, got his start playing piano for the youth choir in his uncle's church. There he honed his inner musical gift. While a student at the University of the District of Columbia, Allyn was mentored by the late great jazz legend Calvin Jones, a venerable figure in the international jazz community. At UDC, Allyn was the first recipient of the Felix. E Grant Scholarship Award in jazz performance. He graduated magna cum laude from UDC in 1997 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies. Now Allyn has served for more than six years as an adjunct professor of music and assistant director of the Jazz Studies program before succeeding Jones as the director in 2005. There is a $20 cover.


BETHESDA, MD: THE SOUL SERENADERS AT BETHESDA BLUES

The Soul Serenaders, featuring Tommy Lepson & Billy Price will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Saturday, April 26th at 8:00 pm. Imagine two world class Soul singers whose careers have spanned 40 years, who have traveled worldwide singing to thousands and garnered praise from both critics and fans alike, and have never sung together. Now imagine these two singers coming together to create a vocal force of their combined talent. Put all that together and you have The Soul Serenaders. Presenting for the first time singing together, Billy Price and Tommy Lepson. Backed by a crack rhythm section of Dan Hovey (guitar), Pete Ragusa (drums), Jan Zukowski (bass), Bruce Swaim (tenor sax) as well as Lepson on Hammond B-3 organ. There is a $20 cover.

CHICAGO: BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL IN "MUSIC - •AS SEEN ON TV"

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael bring their brand new show "Music - As Seen on TV" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sundays, April 5th, 12th 19th & 26th at 8:00 pm. Menzie & Michael explore how television brought some of the most memorable musical moments right into our homes. From variety & talk shows, celebrity TV specials, American Bandstand to American Idol and much more, it'll be "a really big show!" There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

ST. LOUIS: GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL PRESENTS LARA TEETER

St. Louis's and Broadway's Own Lara Teeter will sing Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart and much more to bring to a close the GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL (358 North Boyle Street, Louis MO - 314-725-4200 EXT 10) on Friday & Saturday, April 25th & 26th at 8:00 pm. Lara Teeter makes his St. Louis cabaret debut, sharing his journey as artist, teacher, husband and dad. Claimed by both St. Louis and Broadway (a Tony Nominee) as one of its own, Lara Teeter plans to show just how fresh the songbook is in a master song and dance man's hands. His performing resume includes Broadway credits: On Your Toes (Tony nomination), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Pirates of Penzance. Off-Broadway and national touring credits: the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, The Robber Bridegroom, She Loves Me, My Fair Lady, Little Shop of Horrors, Singin' in the Rain, Follies, and Oklahoma!. There is a $40-$45 cover.

PALM SPRINGS: TONY TRIPOLI AT THE COPA

Tony Tripoli will appear at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Saturday, April 26th at 8:00 pm & Sunday, April 27th at 7:30 pm. Tony Tripoli is a regular opening act for Joan Rivers, and his hilarious stand-up can be seen all around the U.S., and on gay cruises. Currently, Tony is Head Writer/Senior Producer on E!'s hit show, "Fashion Police". He is also a Producer/Cast Member on "Joan And Melissa: Joan Knows Best" on WEtv, as well as the online phenomenon, "In Bed With Joan". Previously, he was the only male writer on STYLE'S first scripted comedy, "The Dish". ("The Soup" for gals and gays ... He was in heaven.) Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: JANIS MANN & RAYMOND De FELITTA AT THE GARDENIA

Janis Mann and Raymond De Felitta will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Saturday, April 26th at 9:00 pm. A true jazz singer in the manner of Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, and Shirley Horn, Miss Mann possesses a rich timbre, flexibility, and range which often invites comparisons to Sarah Vaughan. She has worked with Roy Haynes, Kenny Werner, Diane Schuur, Jack Sheldon, Terell Stafford, John Clayton, Dave Frishberg, and many more jazz luminaries. Mr. De Felitta is an accomplished jazz pianist and independent filmmaker, whose work as a writer and director has been shown and honored around the world, including at the festivals in Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca (New York,) South By Southwest (Austin,) and Milan. His award-winning documentary about singer Jackie Paris, 'Tis Autumn, has toured festivals nationwide. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: A MORE INTIMATE EVENING WITH COCO PERU

Spend A More Intimate Evening with Coco Peru at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 pm. Coco loves to reminisce. In fact she's very good at it. In A More Intimate Evening with Coco Peru she performs some of her favorite monlogues and songs spanning her long career, as well as some new stuff too. Coco Peru, aka Clinton Leupp, grew up in the Bronx, New York and got his start as a downtown favorite in the cabaret scene in the early 1990s. Coco is best known for her on screen roles in the films "Trick" and "Girls Will Be Girls." Coco shared the Best Actress Award with his co stars at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival and the Best Actor Award at LA's Outfest Film Festival. Other films: "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar" and "Straight Jacket." In the Disney animated feature "The Wild" Coco voiced Mamma Hippo and can be seen in the upcoming sequel to "Girls Will Be Girls." There is a $25-$40 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: AMANDA MCBROOM AND GEORGE BALL AT CRAZY COQS

The American International cabaret performer and writer of the hit song The Rose, Amanda McBroom and her husband George Ball, stars of Broadway show Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, present their show SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 22nd through 26th at 8:30 pm. Musical Director - Michele Brourman. The show is full of musical romance for grown ups with songs of love, lust, loss, cherished dreams and wisdom by such illustrious songwriters as Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, Stephen Sondheim, and of course, McBroom herself. What distinguishes McBroom from her contemporaries is her talent for writing exceptional songs that are flush with feelings and are witty and profound. Never over-the-top, her work seethes with a passion that is artfully funneled into music and lyrics revealed so well in her two most popular songs The Rose and Errol Flynn which McBroom wrote about her father, the actor David Bruce who worked with Flynn and Gary Cooper. Call for cover/minimum information.


LONDON: LIANE CARROLL AT THE PHEASANTRY

Liane Carroll will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, April 26th at 8:30 pm. Having picked up just about every British jazz award going in the last few years, including the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Award for 'Musician Of The Year,' Liane Carroll has been hailed by critics and fans alike as one of our very finest jazz singers. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: KAREN OBERLIN IN SECRET LOVE: A TRIBUTE TO DORIS DAY

Karen Oberlin brings her show 'Secret Love: A Tribute to Doris Day' to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Sunday, April 27th at 6:00 pm. This very special event will celebrate the 90th birthday of the iconic star. The song list will include beloved favorites such as "Que Sera, Sera", "Sentimental Journey," the title song, "Secret Love," and also includes many rare, poignant songs that show the many sides of this intriguing icon. In Secret Love, Karen Oberlin delves deeply into the life and music of this intriguing and important cultural phenomenon - from having a baby as a teenager, touring with big bands, recording sensational songs, surviving tumultuous marriages and becoming the highest paid woman in Hollywood history. Oberlin, the recipient of the 2011 New York Nightlife Award for Jazz Vocalist of the Year, has often been compared to Ms. Day in her work as a vocalist, and she couldn't be happier. She has headlined at The Oak Room at the Algonquin, Feisntein's at the Regency, the Cafe Carlyle, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Iridium Jazz Club, Merkin Hall, The Town Hall, among many others, and has toured worldwide. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including 2013's most prestigious cabaret award, the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Donald F. Smith Award and an Honorary Doctorate in Music for her performance work. She is a recording artist with four CD's, including "Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day." There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

PALM SPRINGS, CA: VICKI KNIGHT RETURNS TO ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATER

Vicki Knight returns to THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, April 27th at 2:00 pm with a new show: "Far Away Places" as part of Les Michaels' Sundays In Summer Series. Originally from Canada, (she's big in Winnipeg) Vicki Knight moved to the Desert area in the early eighties and wasted no time making a name for herself in Southern California, quickly being dubbed 'The Desert's Songbird'. "Far Away Places", features songs sung in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Hebrew, Yiddish, and more, from Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, and other 'far away places', together with with stories and patter delivered in the comedic style that's become her trademark. She will be accompanied by Musical Director Paul Cracchiolo on piano. There is an $11 cash cover at the door.


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NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, returns with her Sunday Jazz Brunch on August 11th at LE PESCADEUX (90 Thompson Street, NYC - 212-966-0021), a French restaurant in the heart of Soho. They will play three sets from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. She will be joined by Saul Rubin on guitar and Pat O'Leary on bass in this charming boite that offers a great, well-priced menu and cozy atmosphere. Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her unique take on material from the new American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric. Gabrielle has performed on stages from Amsterdam to New York including Carnegie Hall, Iridium Jazz Club, Birdland, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Reservations are strongly suggested. No cover, no minimum.

NYC: EAST MEETS WEST BRUNCH SERIES: KYOKO OYOBE GROUP

The Japanese-born pianist, composer Kyoko Oyobe will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) for Sunday Brunch on April 27th with performances at 11:30 & 1:30 pm. She is joined by David King, drums; Francois Moutin, bass; and Chris Speed, tenor sax & clarinet. Kyoko has been a mainstay in the New York jazz scene since 2005. She started playing piano at the age of four. At the age of 17 her mother started inviting famous Japanese musicians, such as Terumasa Hino to give concerts at their home. At the age of 19 she was greatly inspired by a live performance of Kensaku Tanikawa and began playing jazz piano. In 2000 she started traveling to New York. She studied underFrank Hewitt, Jean Michel Pilc and Gil Coggins. In October 2005 she moved to New York and it didn't take long for Kyoko to make her mark. She started performing with her own group at New York City's renowned jazz clubs, such as Smalls Jazz Club and Fat Cat. In December 2008 she made a live recording of her original music with the group, Kyoko Oyobe Trio at Smalls Jazz Club that gave birth to the album, "Cookin' at Smalls" released in 2009. For the past five years she has been composing and arranging for her trio with Michael O'Brien and Clifford Barbaro with who she plays regularly in the New York area and also tours with in Japan. As her musical compositions evolved, she recently crafted a new vehicle for her prolific writing and arranging skills with The Kyoko Oyobe Quartet featuring Steve Wilson, Michael O'Brien and Matt Wilson; an open and adventurous musical collaboration that render a magical performance. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: DESMOND'S "JAZZ BRUNCH" WITH JERRY COSTANZO & HIS TRIO

DESMOND'S STEAKHOUSE (513 Seventh Avenue, NYC - 212-391-6900) presents 'Jazz Brunch' every Sunday from noon to 4:00 pm with Jerry Costanzo & His Trio, with special guests weekly. Dine on their very special and affordable brunch menu while enjoying the best of jazz, swing and "The Great American Song Book". Combining the liveliness of Time Square with a resplendent dining experience, Desmond's Steakhouse has proudly become New York City's premiere steakhouse with a contemporary twist. Call for cover/minimum information.


TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST BRUNCH SERIES: EMILY STEINWALL DUO

The Emily Steinwell Duo (Emily Steinwall - tenor saxophone, Ewen Farncombe - piano) will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, April 27th at 12:30 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Brunch Series. Saxophonist Emily Steinwall was born in Toronto in 1995, and is currently in her first year at Humber College working towards a Bachelors degree in Music Performance. She is a graduate of Malvern Collegiate Institute, where she first tried the saxophone. During her last two years of high school, Emily participated in the Humber College Community School and Honour Combo Programs. She was also a member of the the JazzFM Youth Big Band and Musicfest Canada's National Honour Combo. Through these programs, Emily has had the privilege and opportunity of sharing the stage with many world-class musicians, including Rich Perry, Ben Monder, Lew Tabackin, Al Kay, Tom Scott, and has studied with many of Canada's greatest jazz musicians, including: Kirk Macdonald, Alex Dean, Seamus Blake, Mike Murley, Lorne Lofsky, Dave Neill, and Andy Ballantyne. Emily hopes to one day forge her career within the excellent Canadian jazz community. There is no cover charge.

BETHESDA, MD: SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH THE GOSPEL PERSUADERS

Enjoy Sunday Brunch with The Gospel Persuaders at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Sunday, April 27th at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 27th. Phil Johnson started a career in gospel music by forming a group known as The Gospel Persuaders on Mother's Day, May of 1994. The Gospel Persuaders have become a very successful gospel music ministry performing city-to-city, state-to-state. Their latest CD Living for Christ was produced by Shurfine Gospel Record Company, Benson, NC and was released in 2004. The Gospel Persuaders are currently working on their new project to be released soon. There is a $17.50-$35 cover.

MORE U.S.A. CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS DATE



NYC: KAREN OBERLIN IN SECRET LOVE: A TRIBUTE TO DORIS DAY

Karen Oberlin brings her show 'Secret Love: A Tribute to Doris Day' to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Sunday, April 27th at 6:00 pm. This very special event will celebrate the 90th birthday of the iconic star. The song list will include beloved favorites such as "Que Sera, Sera", "Sentimental Journey," the title song, "Secret Love," and also includes many rare, poignant songs that show the many sides of this intriguing icon. In Secret Love, Karen Oberlin delves deeply into the life and music of this intriguing and important cultural phenomenon - from having a baby as a teenager, touring with big bands, recording sensational songs, surviving tumultuous marriages and becoming the highest paid woman in Hollywood history. Oberlin, the recipient of the 2011 New York Nightlife Award for Jazz Vocalist of the Year, has often been compared to Ms. Day in her work as a vocalist, and she couldn't be happier. She has headlined at The Oak Room at the Algonquin, Feisntein's at the Regency, the Cafe Carlyle, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Iridium Jazz Club, Merkin Hall, The Town Hall, among many others, and has toured worldwide. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including 2013's most prestigious cabaret award, the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Donald F. Smith Award and an Honorary Doctorate in Music for her performance work. She is a recording artist with four CD's, including "Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day." There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BRIAN DE LORENZO: SINATRA, TONY, & ME

Boston's Brian De Lorenzo Sings the Songs of Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sundays, April 27th and May 4th at 12:00 noon. Following a performance of this show at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, critically acclaimed singer and Talent America's 2001 "Performer of the Year" Brian De Lorenzo moves to New York City with this tribute to two of the greatest singers of the American Songbook, Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett. De Lorenzo is equally at home in cabaret rooms, concert halls, and theatres including appearances at The Metropolitan Room, The Iridium, Birdland, 54 Below, Don't Tell Mama, and Eighty-Eight's, venues in Boston (Scullers Jazz Club, Club Cafe), Rochester (Downstairs Cabaret Theatre), New Hope, PA (Odette's), Provincetown (the Crown & Anchor), Chicago, San Francisco, and cruise ships in Alaska, the Mediterranean, and crossing the Atlantic. Brian has performed at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions in New York and Chicago and at three Boston Cabaret Festivals. He has appeared in award-winning theatre productions including Lippa's The Wild Party and On the Twentieth Century, starring Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley and George Dvorsky. Other theatre credits include "Bob Cratchit" in A Christmas Carol at North Shore Music Theatre; "Max" in Lend Me a Tenor; "Zangara" in Assassins (voted best theatre production of 1998 by The Boston Globe); "Jinx" in Forever Plaid; and a tour of Esther in Europe. His CD "Found Treasures" was nominated for the 2000 "Recording of the Year" MAC Award. Brian can also be heard extensively on the Original New York Cast Recording "Made in America: Vaudeville Songs." He is also featured on the world premiere recording of the musical "Smooth Sailing." Brian is well known for finding wonderful songs that aren't so well known; and for his interpretations of standards from the Great American Songbook and musical theatre. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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, April 27th at 4:00 pm and Friday, May 9th 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: SCOTT TUCKER MAKES SOLO CABARET DEBUT AT THE BEECHMAN

Scott Tucker makes his solo cabaret debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, April 27th at 4:00 pm. Scott will explore the meaning of home. Is it a place, a connection or something further out of reach? And how far do you need to journey to find it? Musical director is Jeff Cubetta, with direction by Eric Michael Gillett. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BROOKE DAVIS WITH I'M SO SORRY ... FOR EVERYTHING

Brooke Davis brings her show 'I'm So Sorry ... For Everything' to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, April 27th at 7:00 pm. Broioke feels that we all have something to apologize for. After a "fairy-tale" childhood brimming with bucolic desert scenes of horses, camp-fires & parochial choir rehearsals leading to suburban soccer-mom gal creating Martha Stewart moments, Brooke is now ready to reveal her remorse ,,, here in the Big Apple. There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged returns once more to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, April 27th at 7:00 pm. The show features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore! Come join the party! Special Guest Star is Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd's original Johanna). The show also feartures Katie Rose Clarke, Harris Doran, Claybourne Elder, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Shanna Jones, Jeanne Lehman, Nicolas Rodriguez, Lucia Spina, Gabrielle Stravelli and Thom Christopher Warren. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARK NADLER WITH RUNNIN' WILD: SONGS & SCANDALS OF THE ROARING TWENTIES

Award-winning entertainer Mark Nadler returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with his show "Runnin' Wild: Songs & Scandals of the Roaring Twenties'". Performances are on Sunday, April 27th at 9:30 pm; Wednesday, April 30th at 9:30 pm; Wednesday, May 7th at 9:30 pm and Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm. Mark takes you on a tour of the sex, booze, drugs & even murder from the wildest decade of the 20th century. Mark Nadler starred in and co-wrote the off-Broadway Gershwin revue, American Rhapsody, which was nominated for a Drama Desk and two Lucille Lortel Awards and received the Manhattan Association Of Cabarets (MAC) Award for Outstanding Musical Revue. Additionally, he received the MAC award three years in a row for outstanding Musical Comedy Performer and in 1990 Mark was given the MAC award for his performance of five different interacting characters in his one man "Opera in Honky-Tonk", Red Light, co-written with Dawn Hampton. For his show, Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians), which he performed in New York's Algonquin Hotel, Firebird Supper Club and San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, as well as the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia, Mark was awarded the 2003 Bistro Award for "Continuing To Raise The Standards Of Cabaret Performance." This show was transformed into a full theatrical event entitled Russian On The Side, for which Mark Nadler received San Francisco's prestigious Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. Mark's other critically acclaimed one-man shows are ...His Lovely Wife, Ira:Ira Gershwin with and without George; They Can't Take That Away From Me: a George Gershwin Celebration; Let's Misbehave: a Cole Porter Soirée; I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Songs of the Expatriates; Write Now: Songs by People Who Aren't Dead and Mark Nadler in a Nutshell.There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LINDA MILLER'S LEGENDARY LADIES OF MUSIC

Singer, actress, comic and impersonator Linda Miller will present her show 'Legendary Ladies of Music' at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Sunday, April 27th at 3:00 pm. Linda is a multi-talented performer. She is known as an established actress with several appearances on Law & Order, As the World Turns, Hope & Faith and recently playing Ronni Spector with Al Pacino in David Mamets HBO Film "Spector." Linda is a Chameleon Celebrity Impersonator who has performed for three United States Presidents, theaters in over 10 countries and repeat performances at New York's Rainbow Room dazzling audiences everywhere she goes with her amazing vocal and physical versatility. Featuring performances by Emcee Justin Hart and his gorgeous Vegas Dancers, Linda will take you on a journey celebrating and honoring six wonderful musical ladies of history and now. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, THE CLUB HARLEM CABARET MUSICAL

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE - The Club Harlem Revue, will be performed on Tuesday, April 22nd, Sunday, April 27th and Monday, April 28th, all shows at 7:00 pm at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590). The musical takes place in a time, before the Casinos took over Atlantic City, when nightclubbing was in vogue with leggy show girls, hysterical comedians, and great singers & dancers. The most famous of the clubs on the musical street known as Kentucky Avenue was the Club Harlem. It was thought of as a "black Copacabana" and featured the major black talent of the era with flair, fashion and fantastic stage shows from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This musical revue is set during the Club Harlem dress rehearsal for opening night of the 1969 season. Within our fictional show, there is a love triangle between the MC, the lead show girl, and the featured female singer. The show features an original score true to the era, interspersed with classic songs from the 60s. The show stars Ty Stephens, Cheryl Freeman, Andricka Hall and features Lee Summers as comedian Slappy Black with special guest artist, Jeree Wade as singer, Damita Jo. Also appearing are Dancers (in alphabetical order) Donna Clark, Gregory J. Hanks, Mindy Haywood, Cassandra Palacio Renee Ternier, and two additional Male Dancers. The Musicians are Frank Owens, Wilbur Bascomb, Richard Cummings, Jr. and Damon Duewhite. The show concept was written & developed by Adam Wade and Ty Stephens. Original music is by Ty Stephens, Frank Owens, Branice McKenzie, Wilbur Bascomb, Adam Wade and Jeree Wade. The Musical Direction is by Frank Owens. The Choreography is by Ty Stephens with Swing Dance Choreography by Mickey Davidson. Showgirl Consultant is Betty Jo and Creative Consultant is Russ Weatherford. Costumes created by Ty Stephens and Pearl Williams. ON KENTUCKY AVENUE captures the feel and aura of the club, based on experiences of Adam and Jeree Wade who performed there during different eras - 30 years apart and were witnesses to much of the backstage intrigues that took place nightly. This new musical, which has been in development for the past 2 1/2 years is presented by Robert R. Blume, Songbirds Unlimited Productions, Peter Martin/Rick Newman in association with J.R. Knauf, Marshall N. Warner & Step Forward Entertainment. Jazz producing legend, Cobi Narita is Associate Producer. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "ALL THE WAY" WITH FRANCINE AND JOEL AT DON'T TELL MAMA

'ALL THE WAY", starring Francine Evans, vocals & Joel Zelnik, piano, will be performed at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, April 27th at 2:15 pm. This will be a program of live musical cabaret highlighting the popular repertoire of the husband-wife musical duo and features The Joel Zelnik Trio, with David Cox on drums and Brian Glassman on bass. Highlights from previous shows include material from favorite programs such as: "The Lady Swings Sinatra", "A Judy Garland Tribute", "Broadway Magic", "Broadway Musicals - A Jewish Legacy", "Girl Singers of the 50's", "A Salute To The 40's", "LIZA!", "A Mother's Day Musical Bouquet", "An Irish Song Celebration", "Hooray for Hollywood" & "Destination: Las Vegas". Selections also include excerpts from "My Bill Evans - a Personal Conversation". There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TIN PAN ALLEY TIME TOUR 2014 AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

The Tin Pan Alley Time Tour 2014 returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, April 27th at 7:00 pm after a sold out engagement there last year. Tin Pan Alley Time Tour 2014 accentuates the positive in a lighthearted travelogue through popular song from 1906 to 1946. The tour includes stops at familiar destinations and out-of-the-way places that highlight the good humor and wit found in the Great American Songbook, from syncopated scariness and outright silliness to the sophistication of Cole Porter and the drollery of Rodgers and Hart. Tin Pan Alley Time Tours are thematic excursions through popular song in the first half of the 20th century. They take audiences back in time through images, films, and performance styles that recall the era in which the songs first appeared. Vocalist Marion Markham, whose versatility ranges from chatty patter to heartfelt blues, leads the tour with a variety of characters, while pianist Michael Campbell recreates the styles of each era with meticulous reconstructions of recordings and piano rolls. Vintage film footage sets the tone and offers a glimpse of popular culture and its influence on The American Songbook. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: JERRY COSTANZO'S 9-PIECE SWING ORCHESTRA AT SWING 46

Jerry Costanzo's 9-piece Swing Orchestra will perform at SWING 46 JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB (349 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-262-9554) on Sunday, April 27th at 8:00 pm for an evening of great Jazz, Swing and dancing.•The band will set the stage and carry you back to an era when this sultry and swinging music was the "Pop" of the day. Jerry's band of world-class musicians pay homage to the "Kings Of Swing" themselves- Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller to name but a few. If you're a fan of the "Great Crooners", you'll enjoy a repertoire of tunes that draw from the best elements of Sinatra, Dean, Bennett, Nat Cole and other crooning legends. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "HOME - IT'S NEVER THAT EASY"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas continues at ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sundays from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for Sunday evening April 27th is "Home - It's Never That Easy". Co-Hosts will be Mark Janas' Manhattan School of Music DISCOVER OPERA! Students: Amber Johnson, Alaysha Fox, Kate Sack, Katie Spencer, Jeanette Simpson, Clad Sonka, Devon Monin, Lyndon England, Chris Melecio & Nick Miller. In the Salon Spotlight: Ruth Carlin. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE SECOND ANNUAL "BROADWAY AT BROADWAY" SHOWTUNE SING ALONG

The Second Annual "Broadway at Broadway" Showtune Sing Along will be held on Sunday, April 27th at 7:00 pm at THE BROADWAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (601 West 114th Street, NYC - 212-864-6100). The event raises funds for the programs of Broadway Community, Inc., which brings food, shelter, and dignity to homeless and hungry persons on the Upper West Side. This year's cast will feature the talents of Jennifer Allen (Bridges of Madison County), Paula Leggett Chase (The Sound of Music, Live!), L.J. Ganser (Gorilla), Ellen Harvey (Phantom of the Opera), Jess LeProtto (Newsies), Burke Moses (Beauty and the Beast), Linda Mugleston (Cinderella), T. Oliver Reid (After Midnight), Bret Shuford (The Little Mermaid), and Kirsten Wyatt (Annie). The Sing Along, which is under the musical direction of David Chase (Cinderella, The Sound of Music, Live!), will feature favorites from the Broadway showtune songbook. As the title implies, the audience is invited to sing along and be a part of the show. Suggested donation at the door: $20.


NYC: MAXINE LINEHAN: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY

After a sold out performance at BIRDLAND, actress/singer Maxine Linehan will next present a limited run of her solo show An American Journey, A universal story told through song, at TERMINUS RECORDING STUDIOS (723 Seventh Avenue, NYC). Performances are on Sundays & Wednesdays, April 27th through May 14th, all shows at 7:00 pm. For this event, Terminus will be converted into a "pop-up cabaret performance space". The theatrical concert was conceived for Maxine and is being directed by Scott Siegel, with musical direction by the award-winning Tracy Stark and decor by Christopher Studley. The Irish born Ms. Linehan, serves up a story that is both achingly personal and extraordinarily universal. In this one-hour performance, using a diverse catalogue of music that includes show tunes, country, and pop, she tells the story of leaving Ireland twelve years ago for life in America. Maxine taps into the shared experience of generation after generation of immigrants who have arrived in this country with big dreams and high hopes. Ticket price of $30 includes beverages, tax and gratuity and are available at http://www.ovationtix.com .

NYC: JIM CARUSO & BILLY STRITCH RETURN TO BEMELMANS BAR

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch return to BEMELMAN'S BAR at the CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) with their evening of swinging standards running every Sunday in April and May, from 9:00 pm to midnight. The two performers, who have performed extensively on their own, gained national exposure together as the host and musical director of the wildly popular open mic, Cast Party, which celebrates talent every Monday at Birdland in NYC, and tours nationally. During their 2013 debut runs at Bemelmans, the duo received critical acclaim, and made news when showbiz heavy-hitters like Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein joined them in impromptu performances. In their upcoming Carlyle run, Caruso and Stritch will be joined by bassist Steve Doyle. There is a $15-$25 cover.

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: STANLEY CLARKE & FRIENDS AT THE BLUE NOTE

Bassist Stanley Clarke will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, April 22nd through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He is joined on stage by Ruslan Sirota, piano and Lenny White, drums. Clarke was barely out of his teens when he exploded into the jazz world in 1971. Fresh out of the Philadelphia Academy of Music, he arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and a budding young pianist-composer named Chick Corea. All of these musicians immediately recognized Clarke's ferocious dexterity and complete musicality on the acoustic bass. Not only was he an expert at crafting bass lines and functioning as a timekeeper - in keeping with his instrument's traditional role - but the young prodigy also possessed a sense of lyricism and melody distilled from his bass heroes Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro and others, as well as non-bass players like John Coltrane. Clarke envisioned the bass as a viable, melodic solo instrument positioned at the front of the stage rather than in a background role, and he was uniquely qualified to take it there. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: WESSELL "WARMDADDY" ANDERSON AT DIZZY'S

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, April 24th through 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The band consists of Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, alto saxophone; Richard Johnson, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; and Geoff Clapp, drums. A Brooklyn native, former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member and longtime Wynton Marsalis Septet member, Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson graces the Dizzy's stage once again. One of the best saxophonists around, Anderson is a renowned performer and bandleader, forming highly lauded bands with musicians of all generations. While rooted in bop, Anderson is known to mix in some soulful New Orleans jazz and a sweeping blues style evocative of Cannonball Adderley. Simply put, fans of jazz can't go wrong with "Warmdaddy." There is a $35-$40 cover.

TORONTO: ILANA WALDSTON: "APRIL FOOLS ... IN LOVE: A JAZZ'n'LAUGHS CABARET"

Ilana Waldston will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Sunday, April 27th at 7:00 pm. Ilana is not just a singer but a consummate storyteller, bringing her extensive theatre training into the world of jazz. Her debut album, "I Could Laugh Out Loud", was released to wide acclaim. Whether she's breaking your heart with a beautiful ballad, moving you out of your seat with a swinging standard or tickling your funny bone with the unusual comedic songs for which she's best known; an evening with Ilana is a guaranteed good time. "April Fools ... in Love" is an exploration of the complicated, dark and often funny aspects of being in love from quirky songs like "If He Were Straight and I Were Young" to standards like "Night and Day". Accompanied by celebrated pianist and arranger Mark Kieswetter, veteran bass player Steve Wallace and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Drew Jurecka, Ilana will take you on a musical journey that strays off the rose-petal strewn path. There is a $15 cover.

TORONTO: DON FRANCKS: SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE JAZZ CELLAR

THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) is excited to present legendary vocalist Don Francks as part of a new series taking place Sunday evenings at 8:00 pm in the Jazz Cellar, their beautiful 3rd floor lounge. He is joined by Steve Hunter on keys. When Don Francks opens his mouth to sing, he takes his audience on a journey. This celebrated singer and actor is widely regarded as one of the finest and most authentic jazz voices in Canada, having released several recordings including "Jackie Gleason Says: No One in This World is Like Don Francks" (with guitar legend Lenny Breau) , "Lost and Alone" (featuring orchestra arrangements by conductor Patrick Williams) and the original motion-picture soundtrack to Finian's Rainbow; among others. Francks has starred in many CBC television specials with jazz compatriots Jimmy Dale, Guido Basso, pianist Maury Kaye and the late, great Ron Collier. Then, in the sixties he moved to New York City where he performed on The Jackie Gleason Show, sang at The Blue Angel, and recorded a live album at the Village Vanguard. He also made several appearances on the Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett and Merv Griffin shows. Next stop: Hollywood, where he guest-starred in shows like The Wild Wild West, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mannix, and Mission: Impossible. "La Femme Nikita", "The Listener", "My Bloody Valentine" and "I'm Not There". His list of work as a voice-over artist for ads and cartoons is simply too vast to even begin mentioning! At 82 years young, Francks has just released "21st Century Francks," a live recording captured in 2002 at The Top O' the Senator. He will be performing songs from the CD, with many surprises in store along the way. There is a $5 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: YELLOWJACKETS AT BLUES ALLEY

The fusion band The Yellowjackets will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, April 24th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In 1977, Robben Ford assembled a group of veteran session musicians to record his album The Inside Story. The trio of musicians, which included keyboardist Russell Ferrante, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Ricky Lawson, soon discovered a certain "chemistry" and musical affinity that led to their formation of Yellowjackets. The band today is Russell Ferrante on keys, Bob Mintzer on sax, William Kennedy on drums and Felix Pastorius on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.


WASHINGTON, DC: MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO'S TRIBUTE TO DUKE ELLINGTON

The Matthew Shipp Trio (Matt Shipp - piano, Michael Bisio - bass, Whit Dickey - drums) will perform in tribute to Duke Ellington at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800 - http://www.bohemiancaverns.com ) on Sunday, April 27th at 7:00 pm. Mr Shipp has reached the holy grail of jazz in that he possesses a unique style on his instrument that is all of his own - and he's one of the few in jazz that can say so. Mr. Shipp has recorded a lot of albums with many labels but his 2 most enduring relationships have been with two labels. In the 1990s he recorded a number of chamber jazz CDs with Hatology, a group of CDs that charted a new course for jazz that, to this day, the jazz world has not realized. In the 2000s Mr Shipp has been curator and director of the label Thirsty Ear's "Blue Series" and has also recorded for them. In this collection of recordings he has generated a whole body of work that is visionary, far reaching and many faceted. There is a $15 cover.


BETHESDA, MD: CLAYTON BROTHERS QUINTET AT BETHESDA BLUES

The Clayton Brothers Quintet, featuring Obed Calvaire, John Clayton and Jeff Clayton, will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Sunday, April 27th at 7:30 pm. John Clayton is a natural born multitasker. The multiple roles in which he excels - composer, arranger, conductor, producer, educator, and yes, extraordinary bassist - garner him a number of challenging assignments and commissions. With a Grammy on his shelf and eight additional nominations, artists such as Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Regina Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah, and Charles Aznavour vie for a spot on his crowded calendar. There is a $25 cover.


PALM SPRINGS, CA: VICKI KNIGHT RETURNS TO ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATER

Vicki Knight returns to THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, April 27th at 2:00 pm with a new show: "Far Away Places" as part of Les Michaels' Sundays In Summer Series. Originally from Canada, (she's big in Winnipeg) Vicki Knight moved to the Desert area in the early eighties and wasted no time making a name for herself in Southern California, quickly being dubbed 'The Desert's Songbird'. "Far Away Places", features songs sung in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Hebrew, Yiddish, and more, from Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, and other 'far away places', together with with stories and patter delivered in the comedic style that's become her trademark. She will be accompanied by Musical Director Paul Cracchiolo on piano. There is an $11 cash cover at the door.


PALM SPRINGS: TONY TRIPOLI AT THE COPA

Tony Tripoli will appear at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Saturday, April 26th at 8:00 pm & Sunday, April 27th at 7:30 pm. Tony Tripoli is a regular opening act for Joan Rivers, and his hilarious stand-up can be seen all around the U.S., and on gay cruises. Currently, Tony is Head Writer/Senior Producer on E!'s hit show, "Fashion Police". He is also a Producer/Cast Member on "Joan And Melissa: Joan Knows Best" on WEtv, as well as the online phenomenon, "In Bed With Joan". Previously, he was the only male writer on STYLE'S first scripted comedy, "The Dish". ("The Soup" for gals and gays ... He was in heaven.) Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: LAURA DICKINSON AT HERB ALPERT'S VIBRATO

Laura Dickinson will perform at HERB ALPERT'S VIBRATO (2930 Bel Air Circle, Bel Air, CA - 310-474-9400 - ) on Sunday, April 27th at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Laura is best known for her extensive work on the Disney Channel as a series regular on Phineas and Ferb and Sofia The First. She is also the singing voice of Tori Spelling's "Pirate Princess," Tiffani Thiessen's "Misty," and several other recurring characters on Jake and The Never Land Pirates, in addition to her work as a vocal contractor for Disney TV Animation. There is a $20 cover.


OAKLAND, CA: CATHI WALKUP SINGS THE LYRICS OF CATHI WALKUP

Cathi Walkup Sings The Lyrics of Cathi Walkup at BIRD'S NEST JAZZ at WATERPARK LOFTS (2875 Glascock Street #109, Oakland, CA - 510-534-6163) on Sunday, April 27th at 5:00 pm. Carthi will be accompanied by the Benny Watson Trio (Benny Watson - piano; Carla Kaufman - bass, Bob Blankenship - drums) and Special Guest Shanna Carlson. Cathi will be previewing original songs for a new CD she'll be releasing in the fall which she wished to share. From the achingly beautiful "Sail Away"(music by Hugo Wainzinger) about the journey of life, to the Beatles inspired "Don't Touch My Biscuit", (lyrics and music by me) an ode to Ole's Waffle Shop, a funky but fabulous diner in Alameda. Food by Jon Zax, baked goods by Kathy Cronin. Suggested donation: $25-$30 cash or check. Reservations a must - these shows sell out quickly.


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: BARBARY COAST BURLESQUE RETURNS TO YOSHI'S

The Barbary Coast Burlesque returns to YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Sunday, April 27th at 8:00 pm. Hostess of Ceremonies Honey Mahogany, of RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 5, presents a cast that includes Bunny Pistol, Lady Satan, Sugar Cane Jane, Dottie Lux, Babraham Lincoln, The Tartlettes and Erin Shredder. Honey Mahogany continues to grow as an artist and performer. Her most recent work is her debut EP: Honey Love. The EP is a collection of songs written and produced by Honey Mahogany in collaboration with Erik Ian Walker of WakoWorld Music. Honey Love gained national attention in the U.S. when a song from the EP "Shoulda Known Better" aired on episode 4 of the much anticipated HBO series Looking. Dinner/Show: $53 Show only: $20.


SAN FRANCISCO: COUNTESS KATYA SMIRNOFF-SKYY RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S

The Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy - San Francisco's favorite Russian redhead - returns to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for one-night-only with her hit show, Back in the USSR, A Voyage into the Beatles' Songbook on Sunday, April 27th at 8:00 pm. Hailed as the Best Drag Act by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Katya will take audiences on a musical adventure that examines her personal relationship with the Fab Four, as only Russia's (self proclaimed) greatest mezzo-soprano-understudy-turned-Countess, could envision. It's Abby Road meets The Met with a good dose of cabaret. Katya will be joined by her marvelous band, "The Spectial Players," and the sultry Mz. Sheelagh Murphy. There is a $30-$45 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: MISS HOPE SPRINGS SINGS HER SONGS

Miss Hope Springs continues her hugely successful residency at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) every Sunday night at 8:00 pm. The booking is now in it's 2nd sold out year, with a new show and a new line up. Singing her acclaimed original repertoire at the piano, towering blonde ex Vegas showgirl Hope is joined, as always, by Nigel on throbbing double bass and Sam on chilli hot percussion. By adding new member Andy on sizzling guitar, they have become The Crazy Coqs Quartet. Award-winning singer-songwriter, pianist and funny girl Hope sings some of her most popular "laugh out loud then move you to tears" songs with a few choice brand new numbers ... a new look, new material and a new line up for 2014. You'll hear Hope's personal blend of finger snapping pop, smouldering bossa-novas and wistful waltzes. With fans as diverse as Fenella Fielding, Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters), Jarvis Cocker, Rula Lenksa, Marc Almond and Jonathan Ross, this unique evening of delightfully catchy original songs is the fun and sophisticated way to round off your weekend or kick start your week. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: THE GREAT BLUE MUSIC FROM THE ANCIENTS TO THE FUTURE

Street Angels Productions Presents: The Great Blue Music from The Ancients to the Future, featuring Michael 'Bammi' Rose at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, April 27th at 8:00 pm. Michael "Bammi" Rose enjoys a very long and illustrious career spanning some five decades to date. He is presently a tenor sax player and flutist with the renown Jools Holland Blues Big Band. Now he presents his own quintet; Lance Rose - Double Bass, Alan Weeks - Guitar, Tony Uter - Percussion, Gary Williams - Drums and Eddie Thornton - Trumpet. Call for cover/minimum information.

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