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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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Stacy Sullivan Reprises ON THE AIR at Metropolitan Room, 1/16Stacy Sullivan Reprises ON THE AIR at Metropolitan Room, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2014

Stacy Sullivan, will reprise 'On the Air," honoring the legacy of of Marian McPartland, harmonic genius and composer, who created "Piano Jazz," the longest running cultural program in the history of National Public Radio. The show will play one show only at Metropolitan Room on Friday, January 16th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Birdland Big Band, Jane Monheit, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland's End-of-Year LineupBirdland Big Band, Jane Monheit, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland's End-of-Year Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its end-of-year schedule, running December 31 - January 18, including: The Birdland Big Band featuring Jane Monheit on New Year's Eve, Dave Stryker Group, Barbara Carroll, Joe Lovano, and more! (more...)

Arizona Musicfest to Kick Off Jan 29; Roseanne Cash HeadlinesArizona Musicfest to Kick Off Jan 29; Roseanne Cash Headlines
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Phoenix -- Arizona Musicfest, the premier Winter Music Festival, kicks off January 29 and will run throughout the month of February, concluding March 5th. (more...)

Lady Gaga Shares Epic Selfie with Mariah Carey on InstagramLady Gaga Shares Epic Selfie with Mariah Carey on Instagram
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Lady Gaga went backstage Sunday night at the Mariah Carey concert, held at New York's Beacon theater. Gaga snapped an epic selfie of herself and Carey which she shared on her official Instagram (more...)

Free Concert UNDER THE MISTLETOE Set for Lincoln Center TodayFree Concert UNDER THE MISTLETOE Set for Lincoln Center Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Need a little music? Need a little laughter? Need a little singing, ringing through the rafter? Then take that road before you and come see high stepping showgirls at this toe-tapping celebration of mistletoe and holiday madness. (more...)

Erich Bergen, Big Band, Jay Leonhart Duo, Duchess and More Set for Birdland, 12/29-1/4Erich Bergen, Big Band, Jay Leonhart Duo, Duchess and More Set for Birdland, 12/29-1/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for December 29 - January 4, featuring Jane Monheit on New Year's Eve, Erich Bergen: An Early New Year's Party, Jay Leonhart Duo, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Bring 'Swinging' Christmas Party to Birdland, 12/21-25Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Bring 'Swinging' Christmas Party to Birdland, 12/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Birdland presents the fifth annual "A Swinging Birdland Christmas" celebration at Birdland Jazz Club starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. To celebrate the holidays Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of beloved seasonal specials like "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "Sleigh Ride," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" among other favorites. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland in JanuaryLindsay Mendez, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its January 2015 schedule, featuring The Birdland Big Band, Jane Monheit, Beegie Adair Trio, Barbara Carroll, Jay Leonhart Trio, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Dena DeRose, Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia, and MORE! (more...)

The Smith Center Presents Las Vegas Philharmonic, Ira Glass, and More Jan-FebThe Smith Center Presents Las Vegas Philharmonic, Ira Glass, and More Jan-Feb
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents a variety of performances for January-February. Check out the listings below! For more information, call 702-749-2000 or visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Record Producer MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO Recieves Two Grammy NominationsRecord Producer MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO Recieves Two Grammy Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Hot on the heels of a stellar year that saw the release of Meshell Ndegeocello's 11th studio album, Comet, Come to Me, the talented and versatile artist has added another title to her musical resume – that of a Grammy Nominated album producer. (more...)

Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein, A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More, 12/22-28Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein, A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More, 12/22-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its Christmas week schedule, running December 22 - 28, 2014 and featuring: Michael Feinstein in "Happy Holidays: Swingin' with the Big Band," Klea Blackhurst, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch in "A Swinging Birdland Christmas," Jay Leonhart Duo, and more. Details below! (more...)

Steve Marvin to Join Capital Jazz Orchestra to Honor Billie Holiday in 2015Steve Marvin to Join Capital Jazz Orchestra to Honor Billie Holiday in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Guest vocalist Steve Marvin joins the Capital Jazz Orchestra in A Centennial Salute to Frank Sinatra on Friday, January 16, at 7:30pm. The first and possibly the greatest American musical superstar, Frank Sinatra was inarguably one of the most successful, multi-talented entertainers of the 20th century, singing with the most popular big bands of the 40s, pursuing a successful solo recording career, and earning Academy Awards as an actor. Backing Mr. Marvin in this centennial salute to the musical legacy of the Chairman of the Board is the acclaimed Capital Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Clayton 'Skip' Poole. (more...)

David Serero to Play Final Performance at the Snapple Theatre, Dec 17David Serero to Play Final Performance at the Snapple Theatre, Dec 17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

David Serero, the internationally-renowned baritone known for his performances on world stages in theater and opera, returns to New York - following his success in concert here last year - with his newest show, 'DAVID SERERO on Broadway' for three concert dates at the Snapple Theatre (1627 Broadway at 50th St.). Serero will play his final performance on December 17 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

NYFOS Continues 2014-15 Mainstage Series with HARLEM RENAISSANCE TonightNYFOS Continues 2014-15 Mainstage Series with HARLEM RENAISSANCE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the New York Festival of Songbrings back one of its most beloved shows, HARLEM RENAISSANCE, tonight, December 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm as it continues the 2014-15 Mainstage series at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein's 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS' and More, Week of Dec 15Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein's 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS' and More, Week of Dec 15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for December 15 - December 21, featuring Michael Feinstein in "Happy Holidays: Swingin' with the Big Band," James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch and Klea Blackhurst in "A Swingin' Birdland Christmas," and more. (more...)

Barbara Carroll, Stacey Kent & Marcos Valle and More Set for Birdland, 12/8-14Barbara Carroll, Stacey Kent & Marcos Valle and More Set for Birdland, 12/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for December 8 - December 14, featuring Stacey Kent and Marcos Valle, 11 O'Clock Numbers, Barbara Carroll, Daniel Reichard's Decked Out Holiday Party, and more! (more...)

Candido to Receive Ellington Center's 2014 Lifetime Achievement AwardCandido to Receive Ellington Center's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The legendary Latin and Jazz percussionist Candido, now 103 years young, will be presented with the Duke Ellington Center's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, at DECFA's annual “Ring Dem Bells” holiday party and concert Monday, December 8 (5:30 to 9:30 PM) at the Landmark on the Park, 160 Central Park West (at 76th Street), it was announced by Mercedes Ellington, the noted dancer/choreographer, who is Duke Ellington's granddaughter and founder and artistic director of DECFA. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stacy Sullivan Honors Piano Jazz Legend Marian McPartland With Enchanting and Enlightening Performance at Don't Tell MamaBWW Reviews: Stacy Sullivan Honors Piano Jazz Legend Marian McPartland With Enchanting and Enlightening Performance at Don't Tell Mama
by Billie Roe - Nov 30, 2014

Stacy Sullivan tells the audience she became interested in Marian McPartland when she was asked to sing at her memorial in 2013. With her show last Saturday night at Don't Tell Mama, On The Air: Songs for Marian McPartland (which enjoyed a late September run of four shows at the York Theatre), the multi MAC-award winning Sullivan has created a beautifully crafted, biographically-driven show featuring the original music, the history, and the life of a jazz icon, who was best known for hosting Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978-2011. Now Stacy Sullivan has made us all interested in the amazing Marian McPartland. (more...)

Tap Dance Legend, Bunny Briggs, Dies at Age 92Tap Dance Legend, Bunny Briggs, Dies at Age 92
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Dr. Bunny Briggs, American tap dancer who was inducted into the American Tap Dancing Hall of Fame in 2006, has died at the age of 92. (more...)

AMERICAN HUSTLE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Be Released TodayAMERICAN HUSTLE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Be Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The 12' Vinyl will be available exclusively at independent retailers, as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Today event on November 28 th, 2014. (more...)

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