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. […]
I last saw Meg Flather at Don’t Tell Mama in the mid-’80s and I remember being highly entertained by her voice and her show. Seeing her again at that venerable performance space in 2015 in her new show, “Carly & Me,” I am happy to report that her wit, her charm and her singing are as […]
When I was describing singer Carol Lipnik to a friend, he asked me whether she sang any “standards.” It took me a moment, but I recalled one number from her current show at Pangea that sort of qualified: her rendition of Hank Ballard’s “The Twist.” Lipnik describes the song as a “mad-opera alien-clown invasion.” Her cover […]
Seeing Matthew Connor at Rockwood Music Hall (the terrific multiplex of music rooms in the East Village) I was reminded of the first time I saw Tom Waits at the much-missed Bottom Line. Waits adopted a complete persona for the stage. Someone coming in unaware would have thought that a derelict had wandered into the […]
Don’t Tell Mama Tuesday October 6, 7:00 pm Award-winning vocalist brings her superb 2014 show, “Crazy to Love You,” back to Don’t Tell Mama. With musical director Daryl Kojak at the piano and Art Bailey on accordion. To read our review, click here. Also: November 3 & 4, 7:00 pm
Feinstein’s/54 Below Tuesdays October 6, 13, and 20, 9:30 pm The multi-award winning jazz vocalist in an evening of standards, pop, and original songs, including selections from her forthcoming CD. Listening to her sing is a joy. The show was directed by Marilyn Maye.
The Duplex Tuesdays October 6 & 13, 9:30 pm “Alive and Well at The Duplex” Powerhouse singer, artist, showman, and personality, returns to New York for two encore perfromances of the terrific show she presented this summer. With Ian Herman at the piano.