Marcus Goldhaber to Bring THIS TIME NEXT YEAR to Fabio Cucina Italiana, 12/31
Celebrated NYC jazz-pop vocalist-songwriter Marcus Goldhaber - currently observing his one-year anniversary being featured in the off-Broadway hit The Wonderful Wizard of Song: The Music of Harold Arlen - returns to the solo spotlight to mark the arrival of 2014 with his annual New Year's Eve concert, influenced and inspired, as always, by the Great American Songbook.
Marcus Goldhaber presents THIS TIME NEXT YEAR ..., a New Year's Eve dinner concert at the new Fabio Cucina Italiana, 214 E. 52nd St., New York, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, with sets at 9 and 11 p.m. For Prix Fixe reservations ($150), call 212.688.5200 or go to www.fabiocucinaitaliana.com.
THIS TIME NEXT YEAR ... will be a show about change - "moving forward and not settling," says Goldhaber who, backed by his high-caliber band, will be mixing jazz and blues standards with originals from his three highly acclaimed albums, including his most recent, last year's Almost Love. He already has taken a significant step forward in branching out with the Veterans Day release of "Come Home America," a new original to honor our troops and support our veterans abroad which All Voices calls "poignant and emotional" and the Jewish Journal declares is "sure to become a patriotic standard for the new millennia." He also currently is nominated by BroadwayWorld.com as "Best Actor in a Musical" for his turn last summer in 1940s Radio Hour at Cortland (NY) Repertory Theatre.
Goldhaber has been a fixture in top rooms on the NYC cabaret circuit for several years (Birdland, The Kitano, Iridium), most recently performing, among other things, his "songs of 1928" show. PEOPLE Magazine says the New Yorker with the youthfully carefree sweet tenor "will have you giddy one moment and melancholy the next and loving every note." And JazzTimes calls him "terrific," "wonderfully imaginative" and "consistently good." No wonder Goldhaber is gaining a fast reputation among critics and fans for his accessible songwriting and intimate approach to straight-ahead jazz with Chet Baker's cool sensibility, Harry Connick Jr.'s confidence, Art Garfunkel's gentleness, and John Pizzarelli's genial hipness.
Looking ahead, Goldhaber is planning a spring concert tour for "Come Home America" with an accompanying album due Memorial Day. And in memory of his best friend, he has just signed on to run in The Boston Marathon with his sister as they crowd-fund together raise money for suicide prevention through Samaritans. To support their efforts, go to www.crowdrise.com.