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Date of Birth: November 29, 1915 (100)
Gender: Male
Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 BelowAdam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet teams up with Cuban piano virtuoso and composer Aldo Lopez-Gavilan Friday, October 21, 8 PM for a program of jazz standards plus original jazz compositions by Aldo Lopez-Gavilan.  The concert takes place at Wayne State University's Schaver Music Recital Hall, located at 480 W. Hancock (between Cass & Second Avenues) on the campus of Wayne State University.  Tickets, priced at $30 for adults and $15 for students, are available online atwww.CMSDetroit.org or by phone at 248-855-6070. (more...)

TORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut SeriesTORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

??Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70's in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota.  Suzanne Petri, Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox and Robert Breuler share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium. (more...)

Music Institute Presents Sergei Babayan, Louis Armstrong Legacy Concert, and More in 16-17 SeasonMusic Institute Presents Sergei Babayan, Louis Armstrong Legacy Concert, and More in 16-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2016-17 season of its Faculty and Guest Artist Series, showcasing noteworthy keyboard artists, illustrious alumni, and the legacy of Louis Armstrong. All but one of the concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston. In March, the Music Institute presents one special performance at its partner venue, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street in downtown Chicago. (more...)

Sam Fazio to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below This OctoberSam Fazio to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Chicago-based vocalist Sam Fazio returns to Manhattan's Feinstein's/54 Below for a special evening on October 8th at 9:30pm. (more...)

MTA Music Under New York to Celebrate Mozart Alongside Lincoln CenterMTA Music Under New York to Celebrate Mozart Alongside Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

MTA Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC) celebrates the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a series of special performances that will be streamed online, a first for MTA MUSIC presentations, thanks to a collaboration with Lincoln Center. (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...)

Tony Yazbeck, Big Band 10 Year Celebration & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/11Tony Yazbeck, Big Band 10 Year Celebration & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 11-17, featuring Birdland Big Band Celebrates 10 Years at Birdland!, Tony Yazbeck, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: VIVIAN SESSOMS Swings Out In AdelaideBWW Review: VIVIAN SESSOMS Swings Out In Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Jun 29, 2016

Vivian Sessoms has an amazing voice, with a wide range and remarkable control. (more...)

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE TRIPLE BILL, Birmingham Royal Ballet, June 2016BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE TRIPLE BILL, Birmingham Royal Ballet, June 2016
by Emma Cann - Jun 24, 2016

The Birmingham Royal Ballet's Shakespeare celebrations continue this week as they conclude their Birmingham season with a Shakespeare Triple Bill, consisting of Jessica Lang's new Wink, José Limon's The Moor's Pavane and David Bintley's The Shakespeare Suite. Three contrasting dance styles and very different interpretations of Shakespeare's work combine to emphasise his enduring broad appeal, as well as the versatility of the Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers. (more...)

Poway OnStage to Host 5th Annual TASTE OF OUR TOWNE This JunePoway OnStage to Host 5th Annual TASTE OF OUR TOWNE This June
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Poway OnStage invites you to mark your calendar for a special evening of music, dining and celebration! Taste of Our Towne brings together local food, wine and beer, live music, dancing, silent and live auctions and much more, all under the summer night sky on the beautiful Plaza of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Eliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandEliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 23-29, featuring Eliane Elias, A Sophisticated Reunion: Terri Klausner, Valerie Pettiford and Ty Stephens, Bill O'Connell and the Latin Jazz All-Stars, and more.  (more...)

Jazz Guitarist Randy Napoleon Unveils New CD SOONJazz Guitarist Randy Napoleon Unveils New CD SOON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Randy Napoleon, the internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist, has a new CD out from the Detroit Music Factory. Recorded in one room, all in a single day, SOON has a very earthy, natural sound. The record features Rodney Whitaker on bass, Gregory Hutchinson on drums and Etienne Charles on trumpet. (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...)

BWW Review: Alex Leonard and His Colleagues Mellow Midtown Saint Peter's Church in Midday Jazz ConcertBWW Review: Alex Leonard and His Colleagues Mellow Midtown Saint Peter's Church in Midday Jazz Concert
by Alix Cohen - Mar 17, 2016

Every time I attend something in jazz pianist Ronny Whyte's estimable weekly series at the welcoming, modern Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street), I'm glad I came. The place is airy, peaceful, and sunny with spacious pew and tiered seating. Acoustics are splendid. The audience is respectful. And they have Billy Strayhorn's piano. Yesterday's easy-going hour featured Alex Leonard on piano and vocals (one forgets how fine a vocalist he is), David Kingsnorth on bass, and veteran Al Gafa on guitar. (more...)

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...)

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