Jason Graae sang an original song, “Nothing Rhymes With Bistro Blues,” written specifically for the occasion of the 30th annual Bistro Awards, at the outset of the gala that included performances by such past Bistro Award winners and legendary cabaret artists as Marilyn Maye (who sang a medley of rainbow songs), Karen Mason (“Almost Like […]
Jason Grae plays host to the 30th annual Bistro Awards gala, which features 11 winners of this year’s awards – such as Carol Fredette and Lillias White — plus a cavalcade of past winners – some of the biggest names in the cabaret world, including Marilyn Maye, Karen Mason, Dee Dee Bridgewater, John Fugelsang. […]
In his recent show at Blue Note, Kyle Eastwood proved that when it comes to instrumental jazz, paternity and osmosis can provide a solid foundation for adventurism and variety, as well as tradition. The eldest child of Clint Eastwood, Kyle literally learned the genre from his father, and went on to work for him as […]
Bouncy and brassy, in “Anchors Away!,” her current show at Don’t Tell Mama, Kim Sutton pays a robust tribute to Fleet Week and the United States Navy, in which she served for six years in the mid-1980s. She starts out with a driving, semi-disco “Star Spangled Banner”—no audience standup necessary—which leads right into the anthem […]
Kevin Dozier’s recent show at the Metropolitan Room (which will return to the club in November) was called “A New York Romance.” It was a suitable title, I suppose, as Dozier did touch quite a bit on his life in (and love for) New York City. But then again, how many other NYC-themed shows open […]
Laurie Beechman Theatre Sunday May 31, 7:00 pm “Bloody Bloody Lennie Watts” Lennie Watts brings his award-winning 2012 show back for one more performance. Over the years, Watts has demonstrated his persuasive artistry in a number of excellent shows, but in this exceptional offering, he also reveals Watts, the person. Tanya Holt, Lorinda Lisitza, and […]
Metropolitan Room Sunday May 31, 9:30 pm Return engagement of Reid’s delightfully entertaining, Bistro Award-winning look at Harlem nightlife in the ’30s.
Don’t Tell Mama Friday June 5, 7:00 pm Singer-songwriter-pianist returns with the next installment, Chapter Three, of “The Music and Lyrics Project.” Tim is joined by Matt Scharfglass on bass and Kenji Tajima on Cajon. For our review of a recent edition of his show, click here.