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Mendelssohn, Smetana & Kattenburg Slated for Cooperstown Festival's 2016 Season FinaleMendelssohn, Smetana & Kattenburg Slated for Cooperstown Festival's 2016 Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Fall is here but the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is presenting one more concert. (more...)

Cooperstown Festival Continues with Bach & Sons Concert on 8/19, and Lute Concert on 8/21Cooperstown Festival Continues with Bach & Sons Concert on 8/19, and Lute Concert on 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

Works by Bach, Bach and Bach are on the program for the next Cooperstown Summer Music Festival concert on Friday, August 19 at Christ Church in Cooperstown. The "Bach & Sons" concert features arias, cantatas, and sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach and two of his four composer sons:  Wilhelm Friedemann (WF)  and Carl Phillip Emmanuel (CPE). (more...)

Cooperstown Festival to Present Jasper String Quartet, Sinatra-Inspired Jazz & MoreCooperstown Festival to Present Jasper String Quartet, Sinatra-Inspired Jazz & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cooperstown, NY -- An award-winning string quartet known for 'guerilla chamber music' and a hand-picked quintet of jazz all-stars kick off an eventful August for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. (more...)

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Set for August at BirdlandCharlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Set for August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its August 2016 schedule, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Steve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Rolando Morales-Matos Sextet, Ken Peplowski Quartet, Eric Comstock and Jay Leonhart, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at Kitano Jazz, 7/13Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at Kitano Jazz, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

?GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice - will introduce a new evening celebrating the legendary songwriters Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael at Kitano Jazz (66 Park Avenue at 38th Street) on Wednesday, July 13 with sets at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM. In addition to well-known standards by Mercer ("Dream") and Carmichael ("Stardust") and compositions they wrote together ("Skylark," "In The Cool Cool Cool of the Evening"), the show includes collaborations with other composers and lyricists. The evening also features rare material by the pair from their Broadway Show I Walk With Music and movies from the 1950s and 60s. She will be joined by Art Hirahara on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums. (more...)

Vince Giordano Documentary to Make New York Debut at 92YVince Giordano Documentary to Make New York Debut at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

How crazy do you have to be to keep a Jazz Age enterprise going in the 21st Century? 92Y presents the New York premiere of the film that attempts to answer that question. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Bennett Receives Friars Club Entertainment Icon AwardPhoto Coverage: Tony Bennett Receives Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 22, 2016

Legendary entertainer Tony Bennett was honored by the Friars Club in celebration of his storied and successful career that has spanned 7 decades on June 20th and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Continues 18th Season on June 19thCooperstown Summer Music Festival Continues 18th Season on June 19th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival's 18th season continues on June 19th at 7:30 pm with a performance of the Schubert Trout Quintet and chamber music by Gaubert, Mahler, and Schulhoff. The concert, which will be held in the ballroom of the Otesaga, features Linda Chesis, flute; Mikhail Kopelman, violin; Anat Almani, viola; Jerry Grossman, cello; Jeremy McCoy, bass; and Elizaveta Kopelman, piano. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli & Michael Kanan to Release New Album This MonthGabrielle Stravelli & Michael Kanan to Release New Album This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?Acclaimed vocalist GABRIELLE STRAVELLI and celebrated jazz pianist MICHAEL KANAN will release the powerfully intimate new duet recording Stairway to the Stars on June 24. The album is currently available in digital formats. Stairway to the Stars is produced by Gabrielle Stravelli and Pat O'Leary.  (more...)

WHAT Sets 2016 Summer Concert SeriesWHAT Sets 2016 Summer Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Summer Concert Series returns with new faces (and some favorites), performing Latin, Cabaret, Classical, Big Band and more. The series runs Tuesday and Wednesday nights, June 28 through July 13. Concerts are 8pm at the air-conditioned, state-of-the-art Julie Harris Stage. It's the perfect way to end a day at the beach! Individual tickets are $20. A subscription to all six concerts is $100. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Bill Charlap Trio and More Coming Up This Spring at BirdlandLaura Osnes, Bill Charlap Trio and More Coming Up This Spring at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 30-June 5, featuring: Bill Charlap Trio, An Evening with Laura Osnes, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, Ravi Coltrane and More Coming to Birdland This JuneAndrew Rannells, James Lecesne, Ravi Coltrane and More Coming to Birdland This June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its June 2016 schedule, featuring: Bill Charlap Trio, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Mike Stern and Bill Evans Quartet, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ravi Coltrane, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Birdland Big Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Tony Bennett to Celebrate 90th Birthday at Ravinia This AugustTony Bennett to Celebrate 90th Birthday at Ravinia This August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Tony Bennett's given name, Benedetto, means 'blessed' in Italian! (more...)

Wynton Marsalis Among Lineup for #0th Annual TD Toronto Jazz FestivalWynton Marsalis Among Lineup for #0th Annual TD Toronto Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival announces its lineup, running from June 24 - July 3, 2016. (more...)

BOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes and More Set for Birdland This MayBOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes and More Set for Birdland This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2016 schedule, featuring: BOSSABRASIL, Ann Hampton Callaway, Iris Williams, Laura Osnes, Eliane Elias, Bill Charlap Trio, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Birdland Big Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Preview New Willie Nelson Show at Birdland Next WeekGabrielle Stravelli to Preview New Willie Nelson Show at Birdland Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Gabrielle Stravelli -- the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice --will preview her new Willie Nelson tribute at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street) on Monday, April 11 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Spire Center to Host 3rd Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest, 5/27-29Spire Center to Host 3rd Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest, 5/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Plymouth's Spire Center for Performing Arts proudly presents the third annual Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest throughout Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29, at 25 ˝ Court Street, Plymouth.  Jazz Fest 2016 is produced by Johnny Souza, through the generous sponsorship of Plymouth Rock Assurance Company and Eastern Bank.  Special guest jazz radio host Eric Jackson serves as master of ceremonies for Friday and Saturday's events. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Premiere New Show at Birdland in AprilGabrielle Stravelli to Premiere New Show at Birdland in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice - will make her "Broadway at Birdland" debut at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street) on Monday, April 11 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at 55 Bar with Special Guest Scott Robinson, 3/14Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at 55 Bar with Special Guest Scott Robinson, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice - will debut at the West Village jazz institution 55 Bar (55 Christopher Street) on Monday, March 14 for two sets starting at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Taylor Swift, 'Uptown Funk', Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor Top 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; All the Winners!Taylor Swift, 'Uptown Funk', Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor Top 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; All the Winners!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 15, 2016

This year, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk', Taylor Swift's 1989, Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' and Meghan Trainor topped the 2016 honorees. Scroll down for all the winners! (more...)

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