Terese Genecco Takes 'Longest Running Nightclub Act on Broadway' to The Cutting Room with Guest Lea DeLaria Tonight
Terese Genecco and her eight-piece "Little Big Band," a monthly musical staple at The Iridium Jazz club since March of 2009, teams up with producer ScoBar Entertainment and special guest star Lea DeLaria to present two shows at the brand new Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street (between Park and Madison Avenues) in New York City tonight, January 29th at 8 and 10 PM.
Filled with some of the city's most respected jazz and Broadway players, Genecco's high octane octet makes a b-line from the swing era to the rat-packing 60's. As Genecco likes to quip about her hard-driving, up-tempo shows, "there's a two-drink minimum and a two-ballad maximum." Among Genecco's high-flying wingmen are Barry Levitt on piano, Sean Harkness on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Ray Marchica on drums. The Wall Street Journal's Will Friedwald has said that Genecco "and her three horns and five rhythm put on an unstoppable juggernaut of a set."
Special Guest Star Lea DeLaria (right) has distinguished herself in every form of entertainment that she touches; Jazz Musician, Broadway Diva, Actor, Writer, and Stand-Up Comic, and it is plain to see why Ben Brantley of The New York Times describes Lea as, "Every inch a star." The first openly gay comic to appear on national television in the United States, (Arsenio Hall, 1993) DeLaria has gone on to tour the world with her one-of-a-kind blend of cool jazz and in-your-face comedy while also giving award-winning and show-stopping performances on the Broadway stage, in major motion pictures, and on television. Her three jazz recordings on the Warner Bros. label have reached top ten positions on Billboard and jazz radio charts and receive continuous airplay in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Terese Genecco is a four-time MAC Award winner, (for Show of the Year and Major Artist in 2012, Best Recording in 2008, and Best Female Vocalist in 2009) and has also received two Bistro Awards for her acclaimed tribute shows. Her jazz-musical creation, "Drunk With Love: A Tribute to Frances Faye" began as a five-week, semi-theatrical run in San Francisco in 2005. For her New York City debut later that year, she morphed the show into a rollicking nightclub act in celebration of her musical idol. That show was recorded live at The Metropolitan Room for her debut CD and received a Time Out NY Top 10 pick in 2006. "Drunk with Love: The Sequel" played at The Metropolitan Room, earning another Top Ten nod from Time Out NY in 2007. Beginning in February 2008, Genecco was booked into San Francisco's Rrazz Room for a year of late-night Saturday dates, culminating in a memorable blowout in January 2009 that featured, for the first time, special guest star Lea DeLaria. These upcoming January no-holds-barred performances reunite the hard-swinging pair, nicknamed "The Jazzbians" by their colorful San Francisco audiences.
Genecco (left) relocated to New York City in March of 2009 when she began her open-ended run of Last Tuesday of The Month performances at The Iridium. In March of 2013, the award-winning singer and bandleader celebrates her fourth anniversary there (with over 80 performances to date.) She recorded and released her sophomore CD, "Live From The Iridium NYC" last March on the independent Bug:Out:Music label. Genecco continues to charm audiences around the world with her unique, one-woman Rat Pack, Las Vegas-style performances.
The music charge at The Cutting Room is $25 with a $10 food and drink minimum. For venue information, call (212) 691-1900. Tickets are on sale now at www.Ticketfly.com. The venue's website is www.thecuttingroomnyc.com. For more about the artists visit www.TereseGenecco.com and www.DeLariaDammit.com.
Genecco photo by www.TroyZiel.com, DeLaria photo by The Studio, St. Louis, MO. Graphic design by Bug:Out:Design www.bugoutdesign.com.