Al Jarreau News

Al Jarreau to Make Guest Appearance on KPFK's Arts in Review
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Julio Martinez-hosted Arts in Review - celebrating the best in live theater and cabaret in Greater Los Angeles - airs Friday (2-2:30pm) on KPFK (90.7FM). Today, June 20, Arts in Review multi Grammy Award-winning singer Al Jarreau, discusses My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke, the upcoming album tribute to the recently departed virtuoso jazz artist George Duke. Arts in Review streams live worldwide over kpfk.org. (more...)

Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2014-15 Season, Includes Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

President and CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko unveiled the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts - home of the Palladium. The new season represents multiple series, including Country, Printing Partners Classical, The Stratford Songbook, Taft Law Jazz & Blues, Coca-Cola World Stage, and The Buck Group Dance. In addition to the six series, the Center will present Drewry Simmons Vornehm Pop & Rock, Spotlight, Holiday, and CNO Financial Group Family shows. (more...)

Michael Cerveris and Laura Osnes to Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, which will be performed on July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

BWW Interview: MELISSA MANCHESTER on Her Café Carlyle Debut, Her Latest Album & Bway Musicals She Loves
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 10, 2014

The Grammy winner returns to her hometown in anticipation of her 20th album, which she financed through Indiegogo. (more...)

Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright & Richard Elliot to Play Smith Center, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The Smith Center will welcome acclaimed saxophonist Dave Koz along with friends MindiAbair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, Saturday, Aug. 2 in Reynolds Hall at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Max Crumm, Colin Hanlon & More Lead Private BRAVE NEW WORLD Reading Last Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

On April 27, 2014 a private reading of the upcoming musical adaptation of BRAVE NEW WORLD took place in an undisclosed Midtown Manhattan venue. (more...)

Broadway Sings their Favorites with Eden Espinosa & Jenn Colella, Steve Kuhn & More Set for Birdland, 4/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 28 - May 4, featuring the Steve Kuhn Trio, Broadway Sings Their Favorites - Celebrating the Tenth Season of Broadway Artists Alliance, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet & More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2014 schedule, featuring Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet, Karrin Allyson, BOSSABRASIL Festival, and more. (more...)

John McDaniel and Bill Russell to Write Music and Lyrics for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Grammy and Emmy Winner JOHN McDANIEL and Tony Nominee BILL RUSSELL have joined the creative team of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL, currently in development, as Co-Composer and Lyricist. They join a team that already includes Ben Andron as Book Writer, Jonnie Rockwell as Co-Composer, and Tony Nominated Director, Sheryl Kaller. John McDaniel is also attached as Music Director. (more...)

Vonda Shepard Plays Feinstein's at the Nikko This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to welcome world-renowned artist, Vonda Shepard, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - tonight, March 21 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 22 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Tierney Sutton Pays Homage to Joni Mitchell at The Cabaret at the Columbia Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

In her most daring and revealing project to date, five-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton, pays homage to the revered pop singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in After Blue: The Joni Mitchell Project. Sutton puts her unique stamp on Joni Mitchell tunes going back to 'Both Sides Now' and 'Big Yellow Taxi' to more recent numbers like 'The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines,' 'Be Cool,' and 'Don't Go to Strangers.' Collaborating with Tierney this evening is Mark Summer on cello and Serge Merlaud on guitar. (more...)

Regina Carter's SOUTHERN COMFORT CD Release, Jane Monheit With The MSM Big Band, & More To Be Featured in Birdland Jazz Club's April 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their outstanding line-up of amazing talent for the month of April 2014. Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson with Orfeh, Donna McKechnie & More Set for Birdland, 3/24-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announcde their line-up of talent for March 24-30, including Cheyenne Jackson, Donna McKechnie and more! (more...)

Steve Ross and Klea Blackhurst, NOW THIS, The Puppeteers and More Set for Birdland, 3/17-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their excellent line-up of talent for March 17-23, including Steve Ross in 'Ridin' High: Cole Porter on Broadway,' 'Now This' with Gary Peacock, Marc Copland & Joey Baron, The Puppeteers, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Billy Stritch, Kevin Mahogany & More Set for Birdland, 3/10-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their wonderful line-up of excellent talent for March 10-16. Birdland will kick-off their outstanding week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Mary Chapin Carpenter Performs with the New York Philharmonic, Now thru 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter will make her New York Philharmonic debut in Mary Chapin Carpenter with the New York Philharmonic and Special Guests, a retrospective program featuring songs from throughout her career, some newly arranged for orchestra. (more...)

Billy Stritch, Billy Hart Quartet & More Set for Birdland, 3/3-9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their line-up of talent for March 3-9. Birdland will kick-off their excellent week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Quest, Broadway Belts, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland Jazz Club, 2/24-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their sensational line-up of incredible talent for February 24 - March 2, including: Quest: With Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach, Ron McClure & Billy Hart, Broadway Belts, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more. Details below! (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, LANCE HORNE & FRIENDS with Alan Cumming & More Set for Birdland in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club's March 2014 schedule will feature Quest: with Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach, Ron McClure & Billy Hart, Billy Hart Quartet, Kevin Mahogany, Cheyenne Jackson; Now This: with Gary Peacock, Marc Copland & Joey Baron, Bill Charlap Trio, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Billy Stritch; and more! Check out full details below! (more...)

Tierney Sutton to Pay Homage to Joni Mitchell at The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

In her most daring and revealing project to date, five-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton, pays homage to the revered pop singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in After Blue: The Joni Mitchell Project. Sutton puts her unique stamp on Joni Mitchell tunes going back to "Both Sides Now" and "Big Yellow Taxi" to more recent numbers like "The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines," "Be Cool," and "Don't Go to Strangers." Collaborating with Tierney this evening is Mark Summer on cello and Serge Merlaud on guitar. (more...)

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