Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Monday night's episode of Jim Caruso's Cast Party felt like New Years Eve, if only for the jam-packed house, glittering entertainers and high energy! The evening started with a brand new Mentor Monday, the monthly series in which performer/presenter Trevor McQueen teams emerging and established artists. This one featured recent Elon University grad Kennedy Caughell and singer/composer Alexander Sage Oyen, who were teamed with the award-winning composer John Bucchino. The Party went on into the wee hours, and the talent gamut ranged from 6-year old drummer Charlie Broelman to eighty-something-year old legend Marilyn Maye! It was certainly family night - the Victoria & Carol Shaw/Ruby & Ava Locknar clan, the Broelman/Esposito musical family and brother/sister singers Jon and Kristen Corpuz helping make the night very special. Kate Luckinbill, who has a pretty fancy family tree, absolutely killed the crowd with her humor and great voice, and Birdland regular Natalie Douglas showed off her dazzling vocal prowess! Thirty-one singers, a packed house, and the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra (Billy Stritch, Steve Doyle and Carmen Intorre) all helped make the final 'extreme' open mic of 2013 a very festive one! Check out a look back below!

Jim Caruso's Cast Party takes place every Monday at 9:30pm at Birdland (315 West 44 Street, NYC). Reservations may be made at www.BirdlandJazz.com.

Photos by Seth Walters

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Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Victoria Shaw

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Steve Doyle, Victoria Shaw

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Trevor McQueen

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Ruby Locknar

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Kennedy Caughell

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Natalie Douglas

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Marilyn Maye

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Kristen Corpuz

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Kelly Broelman

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Kate Luckinbill

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Jon Corpuz

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Fortune Esposito, Charlie Broelman

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Charlie Broelman

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Carol Shaw

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Billy Stritch, Marilyn Maye

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Billy Stritch, Marilyn Maye

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Billy Stritch, Kate Luckinbill

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Ava Locknar

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye, Alexander Oyen, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
Alexander Oyen, John Bucchino, Trevor McQueen, Kennedy Caughell

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