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Highlights from the 2018 Bistro Award Show

Highlights from the 2018 Bistro Award Show

July 13, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Watch highlights from our 33rd annual Bistro Awards show (2018) that features André De Shields (Lifetime Achievement), Sheila Jordan (Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Jazz), Marta Sanders (Consummate Cabaret Artistry), Shemekia Copeland (Producer’s Award), among 19 other individual artists. Bistro Award house band includes Daryl Kojak (piano), Ritt Henn (bass), and Rex Benincasa (drums). […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Gretchen Reinhagen

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Gretchen Reinhagen

July 6, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Gretchen Reinhagen’s latest CD, Take It with Me, brings a new energy and interpretation to contemporary songs made famous by others.  Hear her version of Stevie Wonder’s “All in Love Is Fair,” performed at the 2020 Bistro Awards on March 9. Tracy Stark accompanies on piano, Ritt Henn on bass, and Dwayne Cook Broadnax on […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Stephanie Trudeau

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Stephanie Trudeau

July 19, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Stephanie Trudeau transforms herself into Mexican ranchera artist Chavela Vargas in her show, Chavela: Think of Me, which won the 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Tribute Show. Vargas, who broke gender barriers in both a highly macho society and music world, is portrayed by Trudeau with compelling vocals and visuals. Here’s her performance of “El” Último […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Joanne Halev

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Joanne Halev

June 29, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Joanne Halev used her experience in the fragrance creation profession and her travels around the globe to create her cabaret debut show, “Like a Perfumed Woman.” Here’s a medley from the show that Halev sang at the 2020 Bistro Awards where she was honored with an award for Outstanding Debut. Alex Rybeck, accompanies on piano, […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Spencer Day

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Spencer Day

July 6, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Whether embodying the hip, impossibly cool style of West Coast jazz, or performing his own wonderfully crafted songs, Spencer Day brings a personal and tuneful strain of American music into a new century. Recipient of a 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Singer-Songwriter-Recording Artist, here’s how he envisions “One” (Marvin Hamlisch, music, Ed Kleban, lyrics), along […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Sue Matsuki and Gregory Toroian

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Sue Matsuki and Gregory Toroian

June 21, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Sue Matsuki and her musical director Gregory Toroian began collaborating 25 years ago, and their 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Collaboration exemplifies the success of their individual talents and their ability to weave these talents together. Watch their performance of Cole Porter’s “Too Darn Hot” at the Bistro gala, with Skip Ward on bass and David […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Nancy McGraw

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Nancy McGraw

June 8, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Nancy McGraw exemplifies incisive musicianship and on-the-mark interpretation. She is the recipient of the 2020 Bistro Award’s Interpretive Artistry Award. Here she is with a medley about years gone by, taken from her Johnny Mercer tribute show, beginning with “I Wonder What Became of Me (Harold Arlen, music; Johnny Mercer, lyrics), followed by “When the […]

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Salty Brine  at the 2018 Bistro Awards

Salty Brine at the 2018 Bistro Awards

May 25, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Salty Brine is the creative force behind “The Living Record Collection,” a series of cabaret performances built around popular music albums. Recipient of the 2018 Bistro Award for Creative Artistry, here he is at the awards show performing from his show “Welcome to the Jungle” where he uses songs from Harry Nilsson’s “Nilsson Schmilsson,” woven […]

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Jomama Jones at the 2019 Bistro Awards

Jomama Jones at the 2019 Bistro Awards

May 25, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Daniel Alexander Jones, an acclaimed interdisciplinary artist, and the 2019 Bistro Awards’ recipient for Outstanding Performing Artistry.  Watch as his alter-ego, Jomama Jones, along with back-up accompaniment from Trevor Bachman and Vuyo Sotashe,  perform “Supernova,” written by Jones with Bobby Halverson.  

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Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire Performance of “One Step” at the 35th Bistro Awards

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire Performance of “One Step” at the 35th Bistro Awards

April 26, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire closed the Bistro Awards’ 35th anniversary on March 9, 2020, by performing their own “One Step,” from their revue Starting Here, Starting Now that opened Off Broadway in June of 1977 at Barbarann, a bar/restaurant on W. 46th St.

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