Kat Edmonson, Our Hit Parade and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 7/1
This week at Joe's Pub, June 25-July 1, performances include Kat Edmonson, The Epiphany Project, Our Hit Parade, Jonathan Batiste, Dave Doobinin, Kotorino, Dominick Farinacci Group, Jay Nash and Canada's Birthday Bash featuring Great Canadian Songbook. See below for full details.
June 26 at 9:30pm
Kat Edmonson is a buoyant singer-songwriter from Texas whose tiny stature belies a powerful voice. She makes smart, familiar pop; though steeped in vintage tradition, her style leans left of center. Kat’s biggest strength is her rich vocal control: alternately coy, elegant, and poignant, she often shifts tone effortlessly from one note to another, and she’s not afraid to leave in the occasional touch of gravel in her recordings. The singer is exceptionally present both on her albums and in concert.
She’s performed with Willie Nelson, opened for Smokey Robinson, toured with Boz Scaggs and Lyle Lovett, and headlined the Taichung Jazz Festival in Taiwan. She also recorded "Baby It's Cold Outside" with Lovett for his new album Release Me.
Now splitting her time between Austin and NYC, Kat is eager to release her second record, Way Down Low. She hopes it will be "a launching pad to play all over the world and travel wherever I can."
THE EPIPHANY PROJECT
June 27 at 7:30pm
The Epiphany Project has a sound that seems to reach through time, fusing ancient languages, cultures and philosophies to create music that is at once timeless, primitive, worldly and contemporary. The ensemble features Bet Williams, a highly theatrical, fearless singer/songwriter with a stunning four-octave-range voice and John Hodian, a NY Emmy Award winning composer and improvising pianist with Armenian roots. Along with world class percussionist Mal Stein, the band’s infectious grooves and energetic performances have thrilled audiences on 5 different continents. Each show is a unique event as the spontaneous interplay between musicians transforms the songs night after night. Now based in Berlin, Germany, Epiphany Project makes only rare appearances in the U.S. The band will have just returned from a mostly sold out European tour.
OUR HIT PARADE is a live top-ten countdown show created by Tony nominee and Obie winner Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), carnal chanteuse Bridget Everett (At Least It's Pink at Ars Nova), pop song opera impresario Neal Medlyn (Neal Medlyn's Unpronounceable Symbol at P.S. 122), producer and MTV cameraman Brendan Kennedy, and writers Ada Calhoun and Peter Schjeldahl. The show is inspired by the musical sketch series Your Hit Parade that ran on radio and then television from 1935 to 1959. On that show, cast members performed the week's most popular songs as comically literal skits. In this show, the hosts and special guest stars from the local performance scene present their renditions of current popular hits live on stage!
Rotating guests include: Billy Eichner, Molly Pope, Lady Rizo, Randy Harrison, Jenn Harris, Murray Hill, Sherry Vine, Corn Mo, The Wau Wau Sisters, and many more…
June 28 at 9:30pm (also appearing July 11 at 9:30pm)
Renowned for his unique voice, virtuosic pianochops, and ensemble of talented musicians, Jonathan Batiste will be kicking off summer with two nights at Joe's Pub.
On June 28th and July 11th, Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band will take the stage for two nightsof thigh-slapping, foot-stomping performance. Prepare for the unexpected - what begins in the music hall could very well spill into the streets of Manhattan.
All My Friends EP Release with special guest Sounds of Greg D
June 29 at 9pm
Dave Doobinin and his band Skywriter are releasing their new EP "All my Friends" June 26th on Hidden Target records. "It was a collaboration with Dan Green, Dave Weintraub and Brad Gunyon." Says Doobinin, "We gave ourselves the bare bones: two days, live takes on tape, and what came out was an honest record."
Dave is currently touring throughout the Northeast to support the release of his record and will be heading overseas in the fall for a tour of the UK and Norway.
June 29 at 11:30pm
Kotorino has one of the most unique and unusual sounds of any band, ever. Even in a music scene saturated with 'chamber-pop' bands and odd instrumentation, Kotorino stands out with its use of all variety of winds, strings, and other musical gadgetry. The music itself is omnivorous in its source material, quite pretty, and downright haunting.
Kotorino includes Jeff Morris on guitar, words and birds, Estelle Bajou and Molly White on vocals, violins and verve, brother Jerome Morris on the batterie required, Sara Zar on musical sawesome, Liz Prince on tuba and invasive procedures, Mike Brown on upstanding bass, Stefan Zeniuk on reeds and rites and Jesse Selengut - trumpestuousness.
Dominick Farinacci GROUP
June 30 at 7pm
Recently featured on NPR's Jazz Rising Stars, Dominick Farinacci presents an eclectic repertoire spanning global genres and generations of musical masters. He performs music from films, original songs, and the work of some of the greatest songwriters around the world. The New York Times recognizes Dominick as “having the prepossessing charm and lyrical instinct of a jazz pop-star,” and Quincy Jones says of Dominick's musical depth, "This kid is 360 degrees!" He is the recipient of the International New Star Award (along with Diana Krall and Christian McBride) and the Disney New Star Award, and was first discovered by Wynton Marsalis when he was just 17. After appearing on PBS with Marsalis, Dominick attended The Juilliard School in NYC. In addition to touring internationally with his band, he created an innovative music outreach program for the Tommy Lipuma Center for Creative Arts in his native town of Cleveland, reaching over 3,000 kids in its inaugural year.
with special guest Garrison Starr
June 30 at 9pm
Jay Nash, East Coast native and rock troubadour, has been blessed with the kind of excruciatingly rustic voice so rarely heard on record. He emerged into the national spotlight from the same Los Angeles music scene that gave rise to Sara Bareilles, Katy Perry and many other current pop luminaries, Nash has shared the stage with everyone from the Counting Crows and Maroon 5 to Keb Mo and Dave Mason (and Sara and Katy…). He has logged over a thousand live performances and sold over 35,000 albums without ever having signed a conventional record label deal. He writes songs that are all at once clever and down to earth. Although subdued at times, his voice articulates a quiet power that commands the attention of his listeners. Jay Nash is a ‘lifer’. He’s a musician dedicated to the craft of songwriting and the life of the rock n roll road show. His loyal fanbase was built brick by brick. See him once, and you will join them.
Garrison Starr invites listeners into her visceral world by constructing an intimate portrait of contemporary life as experienced by a soul longing for meaning and connection and as a person dealing with love in many forms - physical and spiritual, lost and gained. A fearless performer, her audience always leaves reluctantly after getting a taste of her humor and humility. A native of Hernando, Mississippi, Garrison's southern background subtly peeks through her songs as she blends a pop/rock/alternative sound with her country vocal curl. First time listeners fall hard for her voice.
CANADA’S BIRHDAY BASH
feat. THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK
July 1 at 7 & 9:30pm
Celebrate Canada’s 145th birthday with this all-star celebration of the Great Canadian Songbook, produced and emcee’d by Jeff Breithaupt and featuring a stellar international line-up, including Tyley Ross (East Village Opera Company), Shannon Conley (Lez Zeppelin), Paul Nolan & Chilina Kennedy (Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway), Jamie Leonhart (The Truth About Suffering), Greg Naughton (The Sweet Remains), Shelley McPherson (Beneath the Hush, A Whisper), Alyson Palmer (BETTY), Victoria Cave (Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata), Amy Cervini, Melissa Stylianou, and a special appearance by New York City icon and NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan. Once again, the evening will be led by Musical Director Peter Kiesewalter (Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata, East Village Opera Company) and the all-star “Workin’ for the Weekend House Band.” Join the evening’s sparkling cast as they lay down unforgettable versions of all your favo(u)rite Canuck anthems. From Cohen to Cockburn, Joni to Gino, Lightfoot to Lighthouse, Rufus to Raffi, Burton to Bryan, Nelly to Neil, and beyond, you never know whose songs you might hear. Think you know The Great Canadian Songbook? You Ain’t [Heard] Nothin’ Yet. And remember, they’re not booing: they’re just chanting BI-I-E-E-E-BER!
Visit Joe's Pub online at www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and to purchase tickets, or call 212-967-7555 or in person at The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM) located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, reopened October 4th, 2011 from a top to bottom renovation, debuted in October 1998 and quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists. Joe’s Pub is open seven days a week, regularly hosting as many as three shows a day. Dinner and drink service is available during every performance. In addition to its reputation of presenting internationally known stars, Joe’s Pub has also developed into a premier showcase stage for up-and-coming musicians and emerging artists from a variety of disciplines.