James Jackson Jr. and Amber Martin Set for LAST TUESDAY... at Duane Park Tonight
Last Tuesday...with James Jackson, Jr. with special guest Amber Martin is set for tonight, September 24th (Doors: 7:00pm/Show: 8:00PM) at Duane Park, 308 Bowery (btwn Bleecker St & Houston St). Free w/ table reservation. RSVP: (212) 732-555.
Performance artist James Jackson, Jr. is back at the East Village burlesque mainstay, Duane Park, at 308 Bowery between Bleecker and Houston Streets (home of the former Bowery Poetry Club) hosting a new monthly event entitled "Last Tuesday..." Boasting some of the hottest cabaret artists, musicians, and live performances New York City has to offer, each showcased and sharing the stage with MR. Jackson as host for the evening.
This month's guest is celebrated vocalist, dancer, and comedic monologist, Amber Martin. The New Yorker dubber her "a powerful woman whose heightened sense of the ridiculous goes head to head with her distinctly American voice". Amber currently lives, writes and performs in NYC.
In Portland, Oregon she established a new-genre musical performance group, House of Cunt, which swept through Portland's avant-garde theater arts scene (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art) and eventually established her as an award-winning solo artist in her own right (2003 Portland Drammy Award for Best Solo Artist).
As a solo artist, Amber has created a small world of original characters, through which she shows her broad vocal range as well as her vast knowledge of music and pop culture history. If you missed her recent tribute to Laura Nyro at 54 Below...you missed out. Writing, curating and starring in her own shows Martin has been lauded by The New York Times as "pitch-perfect and multi-talented, seamlessly float(ing) between multiple costumes, personae and skits, never once leaving the stage, and carrying the calm of a seasoned performer".
Amber has recently performed onstage with such artists as Joan Rivers, Sandra Bernhard, Karen Black, Joyce Dewitt, Justin Bond, and The Scissor Sisters, appearing as a featured vocalist on the second single off their album Magic Hour (Polydor). She was also featured in Jonathan Caouette's new film "Walk Away Renee" and appeared on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice for the second season in a row.
With a band lead by handsome piano man extraordinaire Elliot Roth, and a story lead with James' unrivaled sass this team has cooked up a brew that is bound to bring Duane Park to it's knees once again.
About James Jackson, Jr: James Jackson, Jr. was undergraduately reared by lesbians in the New England Berkshires after artistically growing up in Boston under the soul-food tutelage of a deep southern family. The shoes; Birkenstocks. The music; Indigo, Simone, Franklin & Difranco-nian. The relationships; many, lost, and strong.
Deposited in New York City over a decade ago & the real work began. Dance belts, regional stage yelts, demanding Brits, and a rather unfortunate stop in Branson, Missouri lead to his discovery of artistic truth on prestigious stages like Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall.
His highly emotional, devastatingly funny cabaret act has been seen at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Duane Park, DROM, The A.R.T.'s Club Oberon, and Los Angeles' Lyric Theatre. James' razor-sharp wit, unique sense of humor, talent, and on & off stage persona have become an artistic force to be reckoned with as well as a voice people want to hear as he changes the face of the concert stage.
For more, visit www.jjacksonjr.com.