MUSIC AT THE MANSION to Continue with Fran Leonardis, Christian Fabian, and More!, 2/23

MUSIC AT THE MANSION to Continue with Fran Leonardis, Christian Fabian, and More!, 2/23

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, March 23, at 3pm. Performers include Fran Leonardis, Christian Fabian and Lauren Fox & Ritt Henn. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Elizabeth Nucci.

Fran Leonardis came upon the NYC cabaret scene in 2011 when she was named second runner up in the Metro Star Talent Challenge. She went on from there to do her own show IT WILL NEVER BE THAT WAY AGAIN, which was nominated for a MAC award for best debut show. She is very active in NJ theater and just completed a run as Mama Rose in GYPSY. When she is not on stage she is a wife and Mommy.
Christian Fabian was born in Sweden and grew up in Germany after the age of six. It was there that he saw a Dizzy Gillespie concert when he was 12-he met Dizzy and was so inspired he decided to play jazz. When Berklee College of Music awarded him a full scholarship, he moved to Boston and graduated with a degree in performance and Film scoring Magna Cum Laude in 2000. Lionel Hampton selected him as bassist for the Lionel Hampton Big Band, and he has performed with the Band since then. Fabian also received several invitations from the Thelonious Monk Institute to participate in their summer workshops. He was an Artist in Residence at the University of Massachusetts , and has studied with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Billy Taylor, Mike Longo among other Jazz greats.

Christian's own band, the Fabian Zone Trio, has released six CDs since 2006: Across the Tracks, Curtain of Life, Of The Essence, The Masters Return!, Keys in Ascension and West Coast Session, featuring top musicians as special guests. On national airplay charts, the Fabian Zone Trio reached #1 on Music Choice, Top 10 on Jazz Radio for Canada and Top 20 on Jazz Week (national US radio chart) several times.

Mr. Fabian is currently very active in the New York jazz scene-recording, performing and teaching in New York throughout the year, and touring in the US and Europe.

Fox & Henn (Lauren Fox & Ritt Henn) will present a portion of their debut show, GHOSTS OF LOVE - SONGS FROM THE REEL WORLD OF DAVID LYNCH. David Lynch has been an American film icon for over four decades. His highly stylized, surreal vision of the world, and especially relationships, has inspired so many filmmakers who followed.... Lynch is a master at curating music for his soundtracks, making them as much a part of his films as the films, themselves. He has also written several stunning songs. Fox & Henn have taken these songs from David Lynch's soundtracks, along with dialogue extracted from his screenplays, and arranged them to tell a new story (using Lynch's dark, Film Noir style) of two people, haunted and tortured by love.

"Evocative...it casts a heady spell...a fraught musical dialogue that could be taking place in the Twilight Zone...The aural nakedness opens a cavernous space for spirits to chase one another in circles. More than once, I thought of the Orpheus myth....The demons and angels who inhabit Mr. Lynch's imagination stirred to life."-Stephen Holden, New York Times

"Music at the Mansion" is a 2013 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) award nominated series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and will feature Deborah Martin on piano. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. Series hostess, Corinna Sowers-Adler, has been nominated as "Best Host of a Variety Show" and "Best Female Vocalist" for the 2012 Broadway World Cabaret Awards. Sowers-Adler recently made her Lincoln Center debut in the 24th Annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention. She will debut at BROADWAY's Supper Club - 54 BELOW on May 6th at 9:30pm. Corinna also performs her solo cabaret shows Stories, By Request, Songs From the Heart and Let Me Sing and I'm Happy at venues and private parties in New York City, New Jersey and down the east coast .

Tickets for "Music at the Mansion" are $10 per person and are available at the door. Seating begins at 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center is located at 240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ. For more information, please contact info (at) corinnasings.com or call Oakeside at 973-429-0960. Making beautiful music in a beautiful place with beautiful people...

Pictured: Christian Fabian

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