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NYC: CABARET CARES GALA TO HONOR PETER LEAVY AND TOM GAMBLIN
Help Is On The Way Today, a 501c3 non-profit that assists children and youth living with HIV/AIDS, will hold their annual Gala on May 19th at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE
(407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). The May 19th Gala will include a cocktail hour at 5:00 pm, with unlimited wine, beer, soda and special Gala cocktails, followed by a buffet dinner and dessert at 6:00 pm, a live auction with glamorous fashion, entertainment and travel items, and a show featuring Eric Michael Gillett, Stacy Sullivan, Gretchen Reinhagen, Alison Nusbaum, Hedda Lettuce and more performers to be announced. Jay Rogers and Carolyn Montgomery will Co-Host. At the show, the 2013 Cabaret Cares Ruth Kurtzman Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Peter Leavy, the publisher of Cabaret Scenes magazine. The 2013 Spirit Award will be presented to cabaret performer, Tom Gamblin. There is a $125 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Order tickets at 718-672-6714.
NYC: KEN BASCUE SINGS WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL
Ken Bascue brings his show With All My Heart And Soul to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
(34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, May 19th at 4:30 pm. Musical Director is Bill Zeffiro. Born in Schenectady NY, Ken has been living for the last 30 years in Manhattan. His love of singing started at the age of 4 when his church soloist mother showed him how music can greatly move people. After losing his parents in an auto accident, he moved to New York City at age 25 to study Bell Canto singing at The Singers Forum. Ken was chosen to Star Off Off Broadway in productions of Orphans and South Pacific. This Spring, almost 30 years later, Ken is debuting his brand new Act "With All My Heart And Soul", everything from Motown to Classical. Song selections include originals recorded and performed both on television and radio. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: ALYSA HAAS JAZZ CABARET SHOW AT THE MET
Alysa Haas presents her new show, singing romantic and comical love songs from her upcoming CD, 'SPASM' at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
(34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Song will vary from the American Songbook to Dylan, arranged by music producer Jeffrey Klitz, Tedd Firth, and Paul Beaudry. She will be accompanied by Jeffrey Klitz, Piano; Bernd Schoenhart, Guitar; Paul Beaudry, Bass; Tony Jefferson, Drums. For the past six years Alysa has pursued a career as a vocalist, combining her musical talents and theatrical expressiveness. She has been coached in the cabaret world by Helen Baldassare, Colette Black, Kevin Scott Hall, and Ellen Bullinger, and has appeared in various NYC cabaret venues including Don't Tell Mama, Rose's Turn, The Duplex, Cleopatra's Needle, and Brandy's Piano Bar. She appeared in the Cab Calloway Awards at the Westchester Broadway Dinner Theater. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "WAITING & WANTING!"
SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas returns to ETCETERA ETCETERA
(352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sunday, May 19th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Waiting & Wanting!". Co-Host will be Dawn Derow. In the Salon Spotlight: Kristine Zbornik. 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.
RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": TRIBUTE TO SONGWRITERS
EXPANDED FUNDRAISER SHOW
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/
, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, MAY 19th, David will present a full 3 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring a tribute to the songwriters of the "Great American Songbook". Songwriters to be represented (time permitting) include Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Michele Brourman, John Bucchino, Hoagie Carmichael, Cy Coleman, Judy Collins, Noel Coward, Annie Dinnerman, David Friedman, Ira Gershwin, Carol Hall, Marvin Hamlisch, Jerry Herman, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Carole King, Peggy Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Frank Loesser, Hugh Martin, Johnny Mercer, Joni Mitchell, Jessica Molaskey, Laura Nyro, Cole Porter, Harold Rome, Arthur Schwartz, Paul Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Bruce Springsteen, Charles Strouse, James Taylor, Jimmy Webb, Kurt Weill, Ronny Whyte and more! For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/
. You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/
NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra performs at BIRDLAND
(315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) every Sunday night at 9:00 pm. Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo 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. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.
NYC: WILL CALHOUN TRIO FEATURING DONALD HARRISON & GUESTS
The Will Calhoun Trio with Donald Harrison performs at THE BLUE NOTE
(131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, May 17th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Not many artists have the vision and artistic energy to be Grammy winners and contribute to so many genres - jazz, rock, hip-hop, ambient, and more - while concurrently producing, touring, creating new projects, working on films, and continually pushing the envelope. Will Calhoun has this creative vision, and he is doing an extraordinary job keeping music a spiritual and motivating force in his life. In addition to his work with landmark fusion rock band Living Colour, Calhoun has recorded and/or performed with a diverse array of artists, including B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jaco Pastorious, Harry Belafonte, Pharoah Sanders, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Marcus Miller, Dr. John, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Oumou Sangare, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, Wayne Shorter (on the 1995 Grammy-winning CD High Life), Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, The Allman Brothers, and more. As a producer, player, and songwriter, he has also worked on Herb Alpert's Grammy-nominated album Colors (1999), and Mos Def's The New Danger (2004). There is a $20-$35 cover.
NYC: IRIDIUM BENEFIT FOR ONE FUND BOSTON
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT
On Sunday, May 19th at 5:00 pm IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
(1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) will sponsor a special Benefit for One Fund Boston. The show will be hosted by Scott Barbarino & Terese Genecco and The Barry Levitt Trio (Barry Levitt - piano; Jon Burr - bass; Alvester Garnett - drums). Special guests scheduled to perform include Ariana Andris, Niki Darling, Brian De Lorenzo, Meghan Doherty, Kat Gang and Nate Mayland, Terese Genecco, Stacy Keele, Dennis Livingston, Sara Michalski, Jenna Miller, Carol O'Shaughnessy, Shaynee Rainbolt, Ricky Ritzel, Roberto & Kathryn, Chris-Ian Sanchez, Anne Fraser Thomas and Dane Vannatter. all proceeds will go directly to One Fund Boston http://www.onefundboston.org There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
NYC: KENNY GARRETT AT THE IRIDIUM
Saxophonist Kenny Garrett will appear at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
(1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) Thursday through Saturday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds From The Underground, Garrett has given notice that these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided him with the platform to expand his horizons and communicate his musical vision clearly. Seeds From The Underground is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett's extraordinary abilities. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
NYC: HIGH FIDELITY IN CONCERT AT 54 BELOW
For two nights only, the Broadway show that lives in the hearts and minds of those fortunate enough to have seen it makes a triumphant return to the theatre district and 54 BELOW
(254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday & Monday, May 19th & 20th at 9:30 pm. Join show creators Tom Kitt and Amanda Green and a cast of "HIGH FIDELITY" In Concert that includes original cast members Will Chase and Jenn Colella, along with new additions Adam Chanler Berat, Mario Cantone, Ana Gasteyer, Mitch Jarvis, Van Hughes, Alison Case, and The Indigo Girls when 54 Below proudly presents a special concert version of this much loved musical. Directed by Leigh Silverman. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
NY STATE: ARTISTS IN PARTNERSHIP 11TH ANNUAL CABARET FESTIVAL
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT
Artists in Partnership
Presents 11th Annual Cabaret Festival honoring the Great American Songbook in Long Island, NY Friday through Sunday, May 17th through May 19th at THE LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY (111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY - 516-432-6342 - http://www.aip-arts.org/
). All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will feature performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists.
SUNDAY, MAY 19th
2:00 pm - FABULOUS JAZZ featuring Marilyn Maye performs with pianist Tedd Firth; Stephanie Nakasian performs with Hod O'Brien on piano and guest artist Veronica O'Brien.
As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice.
This event is made possible with public funds from the Long Beach Public Library and a special Burst Grant from NY State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg. The library is handicapped accessible, located two blocks from the LIRR station in Long Beach, a 50-minute train ride from New York City's Penn Station.
Artists in Partnership, Inc. is a 501c3 cultural arts organization located in Long Beach, NY. The mission of AIP, "empowering artists and engaging the community," is a unique collaboration supporting literary, visual and performing artists by showcasing their talents, creating new avenues of expression, developing multi-generational and cross-cultural projects, providing fiscal sponsorships, and allying with local organizations, businesses and city government to attain these goals. see http://www.aip-arts.org/
NJ: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION" CONTINUES IN MAY
NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment in the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, May 19th, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER
(240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960). Performers include Jennie Litt & David Alpher, Ilene Angel and 4th Wall Theatre. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Kevin Bergen. "Music at the Mansion" is a series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Terri Gorgone on piano. Seating begins at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 for reservations.
NJ: MUSIC IN THE MOONLIGHT JAZZ SERIES WITH GREG BUFFORD
(555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ - 973-395-5551) closes its 2012-2013 Jazz Series with a concert featuring critically acclaimed drummer Greg Bufford in a tribute to legendary Philly Joe Jones, Bufford's teacher and mentor. The concert is on Sunday, May 19th at 7:00 pm. Greg Bufford met the legendary drummer Philly Joe Jones in 1975 in Philadelphia when Jones let him sit in with his quartet. Bufford was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany; grew up in Harrisburg, PA; and lived in Philadelphia from 1975-81 before moving to New York and, in 1998, to West Orange, NJ. He has a jazz performance degree from Rutgers University and has played with several celebrated jazz musicians such as alto saxophonist Sonny Stitt and baritone saxophonist Cecil Payne. Tickets are $20.
DC: LATIN JAZZ LEGEND ARTURO SANDOVAL
Latin Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY
(1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Call for cover/minimum information.
L.A.: I WON'T DANCE COMES TO PALM DESERT'S NEWMAN THEATER
Performing standards from the Great American Songbook, the Broadway Stage, and Hollywood musicals, Gia Mora brings her show "I Won't Dance" to THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE
(73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 pm. The Colorado native, who now resides in Los Angeles, is a familiar face on TV in series and commercials as well as the big screen in films, but her passion is singing with her four-octave range. In this show Gia takes us on a journey through several decades with a mix going from romantic to comedic. Along with Gia will be musical director Charlie Barnett on the piano. The show is part of the Sundays In Summer Series presented by Les Michaels. $10 cash only tickets available at the box office at 1:00 pm the day of the show.
SF: BIRD'S NEST JAZZ PRESENTS LARRY SMITH
BIRD'S NEST JAZZ at WATERPARK LOFTS
(2875 Glascock Street #109, Oakland, CA - 510-534-6163) presents jazz in an intimate setting ton Sunday, May 19th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Seating is first come, first served. This month, the club will present Larry Smith & The David Udolf Trio (David Udolf, Piano; Ron Belcher, Bass; Bob Blankenship, Drums). $30 suggested donation includes food & beverage. Call for directions.
SF: GOAPELE AT YOSHI'S
Singer/songwriter Goapele performs at YOSHI'S
(1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday through Sunday, May 16th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm (7:00 & 9:00 pm Sunday). Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the "neo-soul" tag, the eloquent singer/ songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele carved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry. Call for cover/minimum information.
SF: JAZZ BRUNCH WITH THE JOHN VANCE TRIO
THE JOHN VANCE TRIO will perform at Jazz Brunch on Sunday, May 19th from noon to 3:00 pm at LUCY'S 51
(10149 Riverside Drive N, Toluca Lake, CA - 818-763-5200). John Vance will be joined by Jeff Colella on keyboards, and Ken Wild on bass. This performance will mark John's return to live performance after several years hiatus. Call for cover/minimum information.
AUS: MICHAEL BURKE IN CUBEHEAD AT THE BUTTERFLY
Life is like a Rubik's Cube, sometimes you can get so close to resolution only to find you have to start again. Join Michael Burke at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB
((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, May 14th through 19th. The show tells of the journey of the extraterrestrial Cubehead and the human Michael, in their search for something more than just spinning around. Call for cover/minimum information.
LON: EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT MISS HOPE SPRINGS
After 10 months of packed houses, standing ovations, critical acclaim and a recent sell out CD launch, London cabaret sensation, singer-songwriter-pianist Miss Hope Springs turns up the heat this season with a simmering new show 'Latin ala Springs' every Monday night at 8:00 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL
(20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). In this season's brand-new show, piano-playing ex-Vegas showgirl Hope performs more of her original songs, this time infused with the musical flavours of Latin America, accompanied by throbbing double bass and chilli-hot percussion. You'll hear sensual bossa novas, scintillating sambas, down and dirty mambos and cheeky cha cha chas. With audience favourites such as "The Devil Made Me Do It' nestling next to brand new compositions, this smart, funny and touching show is a continuation of Miss Hope Springs' hugely successful 'Sunday Soiree' residency. Stay after the show as DJ Martin Green spins a vintage selection of Latinesque sounds. Call for cover/minimum information.
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