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How “Supper Clubs” Became “Cabarets”…40 years of great entertainment

How “Supper Clubs” Became “Cabarets”…40 years of great entertainment

October 11, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

The article below was published in Back Stage on December 15, 2000. Here’s how I came to write it. The newspaper was planning a special year-end 40th Anniversary issue, with articles surveying the performing arts scene over the first 40 years of the paper’s life. Sherry Eaker, the Editor in Chief of Back Stage, asked me […]

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Welcome back! … and other matters

Welcome back! … and other matters

June 21, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Last month, after not having done new solo shows for a while, Lucille Carr-Kaffashan and Maureen Kelley Stewart unveiled their latest offerings. Making welcome returns is not all these vocalists have in common. Both are in top form and giving very strong performances in excellent shows with marvelous arrangements and exceptional instrumental support—and both are MAC […]

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Kurt Elling is “Doodlin’” away……

Kurt Elling is “Doodlin’” away……

March 23, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Grammy winner Kurt Elling sings Jon Hendricks’ “Doodlin’” as part of his introduction to the jazz legend and ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 31st annual Bistro Award show.

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Jon Hendricks Through the Years…

Jon Hendricks Through the Years…

March 14, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Here’s a glimpse of the life of Jon Hendricks who received the 2016 ASCAP Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award. Known to many as the “James Joyce of Jive” and/or “The Poet Laureate of Jazz,” he was truly a master of his art and revered by all.

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Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards!

Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards!

March 10, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Click through to see Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards at Stagebuddy.com!

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Kurt Elling to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks

Kurt Elling to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks

March 3, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Jazz greats Annie Ross and Janis Siegel also honored at the 31st ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS GALA Tuesday, March 8th Multi-award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling will present the ASCAP Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks at the 31st annual Bistro Awards on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 at Gotham Comedy Club. Elling, who is also […]

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2016 Bistro Awards Press Release

2016 Bistro Awards Press Release

February 1, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jazz Greats Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, and Janis Siegel are among the winners to be honored at the 31st ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS GALA Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 pm at Gotham Comedy Club Favorites Christine Andreas, Sharon McNight, Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett, KT Sullivan, Jeff Harnar Also Recognized (New York City, February 2, […]

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Save the Date!

Save the Date!

January 13, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

The 31st Annual Bistro Awards will be on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Details to follow.

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Oh What a Night

Oh What a Night

March 5, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

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 […]

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Bistro Awards Tonight!

Bistro Awards Tonight!

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.   […]

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