Eric Yves Garcia to Bring ONE NIGHT STANDARDS to Laurie Beechman, 3/1 & 4/5
Eric Yves Garcia is bringing his show, "One Night Standards," back to The Laurie Beechman Theater with two performances on March 1st and April 5th, before taking it to the prestigious Brownville Music Festival in mid-April. This ends a run which originally included a single performance on November 9th, and was extended to include December 2nd and February 1st.
The show pulls lesser-known songs from the Great American Songbook canon, with selections reflecting the trials of love and loss in the city. Garcia's musings on the rigor and melancholy of the performer's life are peppered with self-deprecating humor and charm that disarms his audience. Says Stephen Holden of The New York Times, "Eric Yves Garcia belongs to the school of jazz-leaning connoisseurs of the American Songbook epitomized by the irreplaceable Bobby Short. [T]he heart of an aspiring concert entertainer, waiting for his moment." "[H]e puts everything together in a highly personal, intensely intimate fashion that allows the songs to come to us through him in a way that's by turns incredibly moving and very funny-often both at the same time," says Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal. "The great songs, Mr. Garcia says, 'may bend, but they don't break,' and he proves it, time after time." Eric burst onto the NYC cabaret scene in May when he was a featured artist in The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 45th Anniversary Celebration "Remembering Mabel and Bobby" at The Town Hall. Since then, he has been named the recipient of the Margaret Whiting Award at the 24th New York Cabaret Convention, and the winner of the 2014 Bistro Award for Outstanding Singer/Instrumentalist. "One Night Standards" will be performed Saturdays March 1st and April 5th at 8pm, at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W. 42nd Street, NYC. For tickets call (212) 695-6909 or visit westbankcafe.com/beechman_theatre.html.
About Eric Yves GarciaEric Yves Garcia is a pianist and singer who has performed at such venues as 54 Below, Bemelmans Bar, Birdland, The Café Carlyle at the Carlyle Hotel, Chez Josephine, Don't Tell Mama, Firebird, Feinstein's at the Regency, The Iridium, Monkey Bar, The National Arts Club, The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, The Players Club, The Rum House, Urban Stages, and the York Theatre Company. He is a graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center's theatre department.
For more information, visit ericyvesgarcia.com.