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Date Of Birth:
April 29, 1899
Date Of Death:
May 24, 1974 (75)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
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Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Anita Gillette and More to Play Birdland, Beg. 11/3Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Anita Gillette and More to Play Birdland, Beg. 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their line-up of talent for November 3 - November 9, including Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Anita Gillette, Barbara Carroll, The Birdland Jazz Party Featuring Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli and more. Details below! (more...)

26 Up-And-Coming Singers To Compete in Duke Ellington Center's 1st Jazz Vocalist Competition26 Up-And-Coming Singers To Compete in Duke Ellington Center's 1st Jazz Vocalist Competition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will launch its 1st Jazz Vocal Competition at New York City's 40th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The Competition, which will take place between 1:00 and 4:00 PM in the Performance Area at the southeast corner of 52nd Street and Avenue of Americas,, will feature 26 talented up-and-coming jazz vocalists who will be vying for cash prizes and opportunities to perform at future concerts and musical events presented by the Ellington Center for the Arts. . (more...)

Jennifer Roberts Returns to Manhattan for Two Performances OnlyJennifer Roberts Returns to Manhattan for Two Performances Only
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

After successful shows at Judy's Chelsea and Don't Tell Mama, Jennifer Roberts is back to celebrate her love for Manhattan with two new shows at New York hotspot 'Don't Tell Mama.' New Musical Director Tedd Firth will join Jennifer along with returning bass player Ritt Henn. (www.ritthenn.com) (more...)

BWW Review: WHAT MAKES A MAN at the Berkley Street TheatreBWW Review: WHAT MAKES A MAN at the Berkley Street Theatre
by Dennis Kucherawy - Oct 22, 2014

While reviewing What Makes a Man (WMAM), now playing at the Berkley Street Theatre, it's tempting to comment on what's not there, what could and should be there, rather than what is there. What is on display is a marvelous musical stage portrait of Charles Aznavour, the world renowned French singer/songwriter, actor and political activist/diplomat. A man of the world, he is capable of singing in five languages. One of the last surviving 'showmen,' he still is capable of filling the world's most prestigious concert halls. For example, a year ago he performed for the first time in 25 years at London's Royal Albert Hall. Demand was so great, a second concert was booked there for this past June. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 10/24 for The Smith Center's 2014-15 Winter/Spring SeasonTickets Go on Sale 10/24 for The Smith Center's 2014-15 Winter/Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

?Tickets for the 2014-2015 Winter/Spring Season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts are on sale now. The all-star lineup boasts award-winning musicians, speakers, special attractions, family programming and returning favorites. (more...)

Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen and More to Play Birdland, Week of October 27Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen and More to Play Birdland, Week of October 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for October 27 - November 2. Featuring: Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen, Barbara Carroll, The Birdland Jazz Party Featuring Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli and more. Details below! (more...)

Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to Introduce Jazz Vocal Competition 10/25Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to Introduce Jazz Vocal Competition 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will introduce its 1st Jazz Vocal Competition at New York City's 40th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014, it was announced here today by renowned dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, founder and artistic director of DECFA (more...)

Cyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next MonthCyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of November 2014. Featuring: Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Karrin Allyson, Cyrill Aimee, Barbara Carroll, Anita Gillette, Music of Joe Henderson, Native Soul, Peter Mazza, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives for Record Store Day EventLegacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives for Record Store Day Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the label's line-up of collectible 12', 10' and 7' vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day's Black Friday 2014, celebrated this year at the nation's independent record stores on Friday, November 28, 2014. (more...)

Concrod's Capitol Center to Welcome Michael Feinstein, 11/21Concrod's Capitol Center to Welcome Michael Feinstein, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Enjoy an evening of pure musical entertainment with the man who has been dubbed, "The Ambassador of America's Songbook," when Michael Feinstein comes to Concord's Capitol Center on Friday, November 21, at 7:30pm. As a performer, Michael Feinstein is simply unsurpassed, with multi-platinum selling albums, five Grammy nominations, and two Emmy nominations. (more...)

Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Lance Horne and More Set for Birdland, 10/20-26Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Lance Horne and More Set for Birdland, 10/20-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for October 20 - October 26, 2014, including: Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Lance Horne in "Lance & the Ladies," Barbara Carroll, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary Series FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS, 10/17HBO to Debut Documentary Series FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS, 10/17
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

As the 11-time Grammy-winning, 25-million-plus-selling Foo Fighters ready their eighth album for release on Nov. 10, Dave Grohl, the band's frontman - and accomplished director of the acclaimed feature-film documentary "Sound City" - delivers FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS (more...)

Jazz Foundation of America's A GREAT NIGHT IN HARLEM Gala to Honor Herbie Hancock, 10/24Jazz Foundation of America's A GREAT NIGHT IN HARLEM Gala to Honor Herbie Hancock, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Jazz Foundation of America will host its 13th Annual 'A GREAT NIGHT IN HARLEM' Gala Concert, honoring Herbie Hancock, on Friday, October 24, 8:30 PM at The Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, NYC. (more...)

Bibliomotion Launches MOXIE by John BaldoniBibliomotion Launches MOXIE by John Baldoni
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Today Bibliomotion celebrates the launch of MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership by John Baldoni (October 7, 2014). (more...)

CHITA'S BACK at Birdland TonightCHITA'S BACK at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Birdland is proud to announce the return of Broadway icon Chita Rivera in Chita's Back! this week, October 7 - 11, 2014. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle, 10/28-11/22John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle, 10/28-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back acclaimed husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey for a four-week engagement, October 28 - November 22. They'll make their annual fall pilgrimage to The Carlyle with an all-new show entitled Grown Up Songs. Grown Up Songs features sophisticated selections for the most sophisticated venue in New York City with music by Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mercer, Paul McCartney, Alan Jay Lerner, Adam Guettel, Billy Joel and more. (more...)

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Announce New Year's Concert in Las Vegas!Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Announce New Year's Concert in Las Vegas!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announced today that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will team up to revive classical jazz in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances during a special concert event set for New Year's Eve. (more...)

ROLEX Presents NEW YORK NEW YORK A HELLUVA TOWNCareer Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee, 10/06ROLEX Presents NEW YORK NEW YORK A HELLUVA TOWNCareer Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee, 10/06
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

ROLEX Presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee at the Hilton New York Hotel 6th Ave (bet 54 & 55 Sts) on Monday, Oct. 6th. (more...)

Benny Green Trio, Jenna Esposito and More Set for Birdland, Week of October 13Benny Green Trio, Jenna Esposito and More Set for Birdland, Week of October 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for October 13 - October 19, including Benny Green Trio, Jenna Esposito & The City Rythym Orchestra, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Lady Gaga Discusses Best Advice From Tony Bennett & Getting Cher's ApprovalLady Gaga Discusses Best Advice From Tony Bennett & Getting Cher's Approval
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 3, 2014

Lady Gaga discusses advice from Tony Bennett and Cher's love of CHEEK TO CHEEK! (more...)

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