Billy Strayhorn News

Date of Birth: November 29, 1915 (100)
Gender: Male
Ron Dabney Brings TONIGHT to the Metropolitan RoomRon Dabney Brings TONIGHT to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Jazz vocalist Ron Dabney returns to the Metropolitan Room in a sensational new show 'TONIGHT,' that indeed won't be just any night. Weaving together songs from the American Songbook, Broadway and jazz standards, the evening showcases songs of love - in all its hues. (more...)

Jazz Saxophonist Fred Staton to Celebrate 101st Birthday in NYCJazz Saxophonist Fred Staton to Celebrate 101st Birthday in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Fred Staton, jazz saxophonist, will celebrate his 101st birthday at the Monday Night Jam, hosted by the Jazz Foundation of America in NYC, on February 15. Fred, whose sister is the late Jazz/Blues songstress, Dakota Staton, is evidence of the power of jazz and the importance of living a life of passion, no matter one's age. (more...)

BWW Review:  THE COUNT MEETS THE DUKE at 59E59 is a Musical TriumphBWW Review: THE COUNT MEETS THE DUKE at 59E59 is a Musical Triumph
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 16, 2015

'THE COUNT MEETS THE DUKE: THE ANDERSONS PLAY BASIE AND ELLINGTON' is now on stage at 59e59th Theatres. It is a musical treat this holiday season for jazz lovers and many more. (more...)

Catherine Russell Sextet, Apollo Link and More Set for Week of Dec 14 at BirdlandCatherine Russell Sextet, Apollo Link and More Set for Week of Dec 14 at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 14 - 20, featuring Catherine Russell Sextet, Apollo Link, Birdland Big Band, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Darby Williams Honors Billy Strayhorn's 100th Birthday with 'No One Knows' SingleDarby Williams Honors Billy Strayhorn's 100th Birthday with 'No One Knows' Single
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

With the first single from her new album, Me, jazz chanteuse Darby Williams honors the late Billy Strayhorn and one of his forgotten masterpieces “No One Knows.”  Marking the 100th anniversary of his birth on November 29th, Williams has teamed with two-time Grammy award winner Peabo Bryson to share her version of a Strayhorn gem that has been neglected for too long. (more...)

BWW Review: New York Pops Salutes Harlem Renaissance With Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins and Sy SmithBWW Review: New York Pops Salutes Harlem Renaissance With Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins and Sy Smith
by Michael Dale - Nov 18, 2015

An evening of great orchestral jazz featuring three sophisticated ladies. (more...)

Telly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubTelly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running November 18-29, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule of Performances, Events for December 2015Canadian Opera Company Releases Schedule of Performances, Events for December 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto's most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available. (more...)

Telly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubTelly Leung, Greta Gerwig, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running November 18-29, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Nathan Lee Graham & Natalie Douglas to Join THE MEETING* in Honoring Billy Strayhorn, 11/22Tonya Pinkins, Nathan Lee Graham & Natalie Douglas to Join THE MEETING* in Honoring Billy Strayhorn, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, November 22 at 9:30 PM to continue the Fall 2015 Season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The 2014-2015 season sold out after a New York Times 'Arts & Leisure' piece ran last fall. The November 2015 show will feature a centennial celebration of legendary gay jazz composer Billy Strayhorn, with special guests Tonya Pinkins, Nathan Lee Graham and Natalie Douglas. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Celebrates Strayhorn TonightChicago Human Rhythm Project Celebrates Strayhorn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

As a part of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's citywide festival celebrating the life and music of Billy Strayhorn, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) presents an evening of music, song and dance marking his close association with Duke Ellington, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Harlem's famous tap collective the Copasetics tonight, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jazz Showcase. (more...)

David Cross, Greta Gerwig, Melissa Errico and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubDavid Cross, Greta Gerwig, Melissa Errico and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming lineup for tonight, November 11, through November 22, 2015. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

David Cross, Greta Gerwig, Melissa Errico and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubDavid Cross, Greta Gerwig, Melissa Errico and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming lineup for November 11-22, 2015. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

THE MEETING* to Celebrate Billy Strayhorn Centennial at Joe's Pub, 11/22THE MEETING* to Celebrate Billy Strayhorn Centennial at Joe's Pub, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, November 22 at 9:30 PM to continue the Fall 2015 Season. The November 2015 show will feature a centennial celebration of legendary gay jazz composer Billy Strayhorn, with special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director.  (more...)

Harlem Quartet Makes VPAC Debut TonightHarlem Quartet Makes VPAC Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The HARLEM QUARTET, praised for its 'panache' by The New York Times, is 'bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,' says the Cincinnati Enquirer. This unique Salon experience will be found on the VPAC stage tonight, November 5, as the ensemble invites 200 audience members to join them onstage for a rare, intimate performance of their classical and jazz program. (more...)

LUSH LIFE: THE MUSIC OF BILLY STRAYHORN Set for the Auditorium Theatre, 11/21LUSH LIFE: THE MUSIC OF BILLY STRAYHORN Set for the Auditorium Theatre, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University presents Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Suzanne Petri Brings TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's TonightSuzanne Petri Brings TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for 'Outstanding Cabaret Artist' and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs tonight, October 28, and November 4 & 7, 2015. (more...)

Bridget Barkan, Isaac Oliver, Angela DiCarlo and More to Celebrate PRACTICAL MAGIC at Joe's PubBridget Barkan, Isaac Oliver, Angela DiCarlo and More to Celebrate PRACTICAL MAGIC at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, October 25 at 9:30 PM to continue the Fall 2015 Season. The October 2015 show will feature a celebration of the cult film PRACTICAL MAGIC for Halloween, with special guests Bridget Barkan, Isaac Oliver, Angela DiCarlo, Salty Brine, Carol Lipnik and Marc Dommu. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

Harlem Quartet to Make VPAC Debut, 11/5Harlem Quartet to Make VPAC Debut, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The HARLEM QUARTET, praised for its "panache" by The New York Times, is "bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent," says the Cincinnati Enquirer.  This unique Salon experience will be found on the VPAC stage November 5 as the ensemble invites 200 audience members to join them onstage for a rare, intimate performance of their classical and jazz program. Ticket-holders will also have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive meet and greet with the artists, following the performance. (more...)

Mariza, Josh Radnor, Nicole Henry and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's PubMariza, Josh Radnor, Nicole Henry and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, October 21 - November 1, 2015. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

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