Julian Fleisher, Russell Taylor and More to Headline Joe's Pub, 5/7-18
Joe's Pub has announced an exciting lineup of performances for May 7-18. From Everything's Coming Up BroadwayWorld.com - A Jules Styne Tribute, to Julian Fleisher, to Natalie Imani, there is sure to be something for everyone. Check up the full lineup below!
NYU Tisch Presents: Inside Up at Joe's Pub Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $7 for students with ID and $10 general admission.
Emerging artists from the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and the Department of Drama at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts present Inside Up, a cabaret that seeks to express truth through song. This unique collaboration includes a wide range of musical styles that incite social awareness and change. From love songs to jazz standards, original compositions to pop ballads, this one-night-only performance will combine the innermost thoughts, wishes, and values of twelve unique individuals who are hopeful for a brighter tomorrow.
Inside Up is directed by Joe's Pub favorite Nora York with her collaborator pianist/composer Jamie Lawrence and choreographer of Barbara Allen.
Mem Nahdar, also known as simply "M", is an internationally acclaimed vocalist and film composer. She will perform at Joe's Pub Wednesday, May 7 at 9:30pm. Widely known for her Off-Broadway performance art piece entitled: Madwoman: A Contemporary Opera, Nahadr returns to the international stage with a bold new work entitled: Femme Fractale - An Opera of Reflection. With a nearly six octave range and mesmerizing stage presence, Nahadr has captivated audiences worldwide. She is also very well known for her performance of the ballad "Butterfly" on the soundtrack to the classic Japanese Anime film Cowboy Bebop -The Movie. In addition to her work as a musician Nahadr is an author, composer, independent filmmaker and social activist for Albinism worldwide. Tickets are $20.
Amy Lynn & The Gunshow blows glitter all over their signature Memphis-meets-Motown soul/rock style with their debut album Don't Trip On The Glitter, which was produced by Steve Greenwell (Joss Stone, Diane Birch, Steve Cropper). At the helm of this seven-piece band is Amy Lynn, a vocal powerhouse whose quirky flair and down-to-earth humor is bolstered by the serious musicianship of The Gunshow (baritone sax, tenor sax, trumpet, keys, bass and drums). The group has performed with Roberta Flack, Spoon, Bette Midler, Red Baraat, St. Vincent, The National, Yo La Tengo, Loser's Lounge, Duffy, Antibalas, and the Radio City Orchestra. With special guest Shayna Steele, Amy Lynn & The Gunshow will play Joe's Pub Thursday, May 8 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $20.
Champagne Jerry continues to roll out the hits every month, and this month's performance is Thursday, May 8 at 9:30pm! Real beats, real rapping, real champagne, real realness. As Champagne Jerry releases singles monthly from his forthcoming album For Real, You Guys, the rapper pairs each to a show themed to that single at the legendary Joe's Pub. Champagne Jerry, also known as Neal Medlyn, is a rapper and performance artist who, along with his main producer, Max Tannone and his onstage entourage, the Champagne Club, seek to transform the world every single time they hit the stage. Tickets are $12.
The Children's Aid Society Chorus program strives to impart confidence, self-esteem, vocal excellence and team work through the lens of a musical education. The CAS Chorus program engages youth from across the Children's Aid Society community centers and schools, spanning neighborhoods from the South Bronx and Washington Heights to Greenwich Village, Brooklyn and Harlem. The CAS Chorus has performed at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Belmont Stakes, Joe's Pub, the Naumberg Bandshell, and the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. One of the key components to the program is their focus on giving their young singers professional experiences in NYC's theatrical and musical venues. The CAS Chorus will return to Joe's Pub Friday, May 9 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $20-45.
Fredericks Brown is vocalist Deva Mahal and keyboard player Stephanie Brown. Influenced by Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone and more, the duo creates compositions with lyrics that combine imagery and narrative to deliver a startling blend of strength and intimacy. Moreover, they draw on their wide-ranging cultural heritage - Mahal, the daughter of legendary blues musician Taj Mahal, unearths her rich organic soul and blues roots, while Brown uses the sublime grooves from her native New Zealand - to create energetic live shows, rich harmonies and beautifully crafted songs. At the Pub on Friday, May 9 at 9:30pm, they will play music from their newest EP release, entitled Glass House Mountains. Tickets are $15.
Bonzie, 18-year-old Chicago native Nina Ferraro, is not a traditional confessional singer-songwriter. She's more of an observer and commentator, drawn to expressing the concerns of her generation with unwavering honesty, and delivering them with powerful abandon. It's partly for this reason that Ferraro has chosen to release her songs under the moniker Bonzie (an image and word she has long associated with her creative output) as opposed to her own name.
Johnny Showcase & The Lefty Lucy Cabaret will come to Joe's Pub Friday, May 9 at 11:30 PM. Tickets are $12.
Johnny Showcase is an electrifying experience: a joyful, innovative tour-de-force that blissfully toes the line between performance art and a psychedelic soul revival. Carrying the torch of funk-rock pioneers like Funkadelic and Frank Zappa, their blistering live show has gained a massive following and propelled Johnny to something that of a funky Philadelphia folk hero legend.
Holly Near has worked for over 40 years as a singer, songwriter and teacher. With her powerful voice, wry sense of humor, and curious mind, she interprets the songs of the folk tradition, Broadway, cabaret and pop with equal grace. Near is joined by pianist Adrienne Torf, bass player Jan Martinelli and special guests Emma's Revolution, a duo that contributes guitar, banjo, ukulele and exquisitely complex vocal harmonies. In an uplifting and entertaining evening of music, Near and friends perform material from her recent album Peace Becomes You, old favorites and a few standards from the American Songbook. Holly Near brings her show to Joe's Pub Saturday, May 10 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $30.
Emerson Hart, frontman for the multi-platinum band Tonic, comes back to time and again on his new record, Beauty in Disrepair, his first solo release in over six years. The album touches on loss, but also the beauty of rebirth, newfound love, family and starting a clean slate. Beauty in Disrepair marks a remarkably polished and honest follow-up to his 2007 solo debut Cigarettes & Gasoline, a critically-acclaimed album that spawned two Top 20 singles. Emerson Hart plays Joe's Pub Saturday, May 10 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $18.
Reverend Billy & the Stop-Shopping Choir return to Joe's Pub on Sundays, May 11 - June 22 at 2:00pm with The Honeybeelujah! Show for a two-month residency after last year's performances in Chase Bank lobbies, and New York jails and courts. In 2013, they were inspired by the extinction and resurrection of the Golden Toad. This year, the Honey Bee is the hero. The presence of the pesticides of "Big Ag" and the struggle by bees to survive, is inspiration for new songs, songs with lots of Bee-atitude, hard work and sticky sweetness. Honeybeelujah!
Reverend Billy and his singing-activists ask: What time is this? Time to party before the plague? Or is it more like the 20's between world wars? In 2014, stepping on stage amidst fire and drought, freak storms and extinction, there seems to be a strange joy in these first days of apocalypse. They seek to rededicate themselves and others to the politicizing of survival, pitting our freedom against the financiers of climate change. Tickets are $15.
Everything's Coming Up BroadwayWorld.com: A Jule Styne Tribute comes to Joe's Pub Sunday, May 11 at 7:00 PM. This performance is sold out.
BroadwayWorld.com continues its ongoing 2014 concert series at Joe's Pub, hosting an all-star tribute concert and benefit celebrating the music of incomparable multi-award-winning composer Jule Styne. This event will also honor Mother's Day and raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This evening is directed by BroadwayWorld's own Pat Cerasaro, creator of the popular InDepth InterView series and a wide range of other innovative content for the site, with music direction by Broadway and cabaret veteran Phil Hall.
Jule Styne is the legendary Tony Award- and Academy Award-winning composer known for writing over 1500 songs over the course of his career, including scores for notable Broadway musicals: Gypsy, Funny Girl, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Peter Pan, Bells Are Ringing, Do Re Mi, Suagr and Hallelujah, Baby! Styne famously collaborated with Sammy Cahn, Stephen Sondheim, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Bob Merrill, Leo Robin and E.Y. Harburg.
NYU's hottest rock a cappella group the N'Harmonics return to Joe's Pub on Sunday, May 11 at 9:30pm for their final concert of the year! The N'Harmz are known for their eclectic song choices and arrangements (i.e. The Allman Brothers, John Legend, Radiohead, Rihanna and more) and their fresh looks, loud belts, whistle tones, high Cs, riff #210 and FIERCE beatboxing. Their ridiculously fabulous alumni have and can be seen on Broadway in Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Spring Awakening and a slew of other productions. The N'Harmz have performed at venues like Lincoln Center, CBGB's and The Beacon Theatre. Tickets are $14.
Bay Street Theater presents their 3rd Annual benefit event, Curtain Up! Spring Benefit, to raise funds for its theatrical and educational programs. The evening's honorees are Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, and Pia and Jimmy Zankel. Hosted by Bay Street's new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, a leading voice of the next generation of American theater, the benefit celebrates its new vision with a preview of the exciting 2014 mainstage season featuring presentations and performances by the stars and creators of the summer's new plays.
Founded in 1991, Bay Street Theater is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center in Sag Harbor, NY, which endeavors to innovate, educate and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. The theater serves as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.
Keren Ann Zeidel is a singer-songwriter, composer, sound designer and producer. She has released six solo albums "101" (2011), "Keren Ann" (2007), "Nolita" (2005), "Not Going Anywhere" (2003), "La Disparition" (2002), "La Biographie De Luka Philipsen" (2000). Her songs have been performed by artists like Jane Birkin, Francoise Hardy, Rosa Pasos, Henri Salvador and Iggy Pop.?Her first opera Red Watersco, written with Bardi Johansson, was produced by The Opera de Rouen and performed in opera houses throughout France. The pair also perform as the band Lady & Bird, which has released a self-titled studio album in 2003 and an orchestral album recorded with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra "La Ballad Of Lady & Bird" (2009).
Keren Ann has contributed to several soundtracks, including an original score for Eytan Fox's latest feature film Yossi, and songs for TV series (Grey's Anatomy, Six Feet Under, Big Love) and commercials (H&M, Galia, SkyTeam, Orange). Keren Ann comes to Joe's Pub Monday, May 12 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $25.
Tammy Faye Starlite comes to Joe's Pub as Marianne Faithfull in Broken English on Tuesday, May 13 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15
Tammy Faye Starlite, critically acclaimed for her performance piece Nico: Chelsea Mädchen, now celebrates the music of another 1960's icon, performing Marianne Faithfull's groundbreaking album Broken English in its entirety. Backed by Kevin Salem and the Redlands Quintet, Tammy Faye tackles the album that shattered Faithfull's image as Mick Jagger's pop waif girlfriend, re-emerging as an uncompromising artist, strong, fierce, honest and self-aware to the most painfully human degree. Tammy Faye's performance of Broken English captures Faithfull remarkable transformation, inhabiting her character and giving voice.