BISTRO AWARDS NEWS

Bistro Awards Tomorrow!

Bistro Awards Tomorrow!

March 3, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

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.   […]

Bistro Awards – Four Days From Now!

Bistro Awards – Four Days From Now!

February 28, 2015 | By | Add a Comment
Heart to Heart: Carol Fredette on communicating with an audience…and much more

Heart to Heart: Carol Fredette on communicating with an audience…and much more

February 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

By Wendy Lane Bailey To interview jazz singer Carol Fredette is to get a master class in the art of musicianship taught by a smart savvy woman who is passionate about her craft. Bronx born and raised, she says what she thinks and her thoughts are always worth hearing.   WENDY LANE BAILEY: What was […]

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RECENT REVIEWS

Tim Realbuto

Tim Realbuto

February 22, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Earlier this winter the Metropolitan Room generated much publicity for setting the Guinness record for longest variety show ever. With Tim Realbuto’s “Bookseller in the Rain: A Tribute to the Music of Maury Yeston,” the club may well have quietly attained another superlative achievement: the most singers and musicians to simultaneously perform on (and around) […]

Diane Schuur and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Diane Schuur and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra

February 19, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

“With Love from Deeds and DIVA,” the Valentine’s weekend show at the Iridium, paired West Coast contemporary jazz singer Diane Schuur with the New York City-based DIVA Jazz Orchestra (15 strong for this booking) on songs about love, appropriately to the occasion. This upbeat collaboration (the first for diva and Diva in several years) provided […]

Raissa Katona Bennett & Kenneth Gartman

Raissa Katona Bennett & Kenneth Gartman

February 15, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

One of the most appealing things about “3 Decades in the Dark—Raissa and Kenneth Go to the Movies” (at the Laurie Beechman Theatre) is the easy camaraderie that performers Raissa Katona Bennett and Kenneth Gartman have with each other. The longtime friends explain at one point that they’d wanted for years to work together on a […]

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BISTRO PICKS

Karen Mason

Karen Mason

February 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Don’t Tell Mama Sundays and Mondays in March starting March 1, 7:00 pm “Mason at Mama’s in March” is Karen’s new show featuring fresh arrangements of classics, new songs, and music she and her longtime composer/arranger Brian Lasser performed in the early days at Mama’s. (The very room that she and Nancy LaMott opened in […]

Sharón Clark

Sharón Clark

February 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Iridium Jazz Club Tuesday March 3, 8:00 & 10:00 pm Making a too-rare New York appearance, BistroAward-wining vocalist salutes Jazz’s “Big Six”: Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington, and Shirley Horn.

Eric Comstock

Eric Comstock

February 21, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Cafe Nocatambulo at Pangea Tuesdays 8:00 pm – midnight With a seemingly encyclopedic repertoire of musical material, Eric Comstock—winner of a 2015 Bistro Award as Outstanding Singer-Instrumentalist—is one of the most thoughtful and sensitive interpreters of good songs you’re likely to find.  Following a long run in 2014, he returns to this comfortable East Village supper club.

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