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Can You Sing? Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal CompetitionCan You Sing? Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will gather online to compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition - a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, more than 70 years ago. (more...)

Philly POPS Offers Free Tickets for MEMORIAL SALUTE Concert, 5/27Philly POPS Offers Free Tickets for MEMORIAL SALUTE Concert, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Philly POPS announced today that Memorial Salute — Philadelphia's only concert in honor of Memorial Day — returns to the Mann Center on May 27, 2017 and the public may sign-up for FREE tickets. (more...)

Norman Connors & More Coming Up This Spring at City Winery ChicagoNorman Connors & More Coming Up This Spring at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces jazz artist Norman Connors & The Starship Orchestra, folk artist Chris Smither, the return of Chicago-based cellist Ian Maksin and more. (more...)

Corky Hale to Present Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday at Catalina Jazz ClubCorky Hale to Present Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Acclaimed Jazz harpist-pianist-vocalist Corky Hale will present a 102nd Birthday Show honoring Billie Holiday on Thursday, April 6 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.  Hale is one of the few people still performing who was actually a close friend of Holiday's, playing for her on the 'Stars of Jazz' TV show, and on several recordings and live appearances. (more...)

Broadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles WrightBroadway in Leimert Park Opens with 'Express Yourself' Singer Charles Wright
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in April with Broadway in Leimert Park, 27 performances beginningSaturday with Charles Wright, the writer and vocalist of the iconic 'Express Yourself' with the Watts 103rd Street Band, joining Emmy-nominated jazz and blues singer Morrison for a concert that begins at 7 p.m. (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights SeriesNatalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the third show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season. Natalie Douglas performs the songs of Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe Williams and many more in 'The Nat Pack' on Today, March 4, 2017 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:15 pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 2/26/2017Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for Connecticut (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights SeriesNatalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the third show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season. Natalie Douglas performs the songs of Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe Williams and many more in 'The Nat Pack' on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:15 pm. (more...)

Enjoy Big Band Sounds with the Capital Jazz Orchestra in April at the CCAEnjoy Big Band Sounds with the Capital Jazz Orchestra in April at the CCA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Big Band sounds of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman are revived as jazz clarinet master and Benny Goodman alumnus Ken Peplowski teams up with the Capital Jazz Orchestra at the historic Capitol Center for the Arts in Downtown Concord on Sunday, April 2 for "Artie, Benny, Woody". Tickets are currently on sale starting at $20, plus any applicable fees for phone/Internet sales.   (more...)

Renowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only ConcertRenowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Corky Hale, the legendary jazz harpist, pianist and vocalist, will perform her new show, 'An Evening With Corky Hale,' at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., Feb. 1 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

It's Going to Be Hot Hot Hot on 1/19 When Buster Poindexter Takes the Stage at The Ridgefield PlayhouseIt's Going to Be Hot Hot Hot on 1/19 When Buster Poindexter Takes the Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The martini-swigging, tuxedo clad, rock and roll original is back!  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series bring Buster Poindexter to the stage on Today, January 19at 8 pm for an uproarious and dazzling night of music!  Buster Poindexter (nee David Johansen) first attracted attention as a glam rock pioneer (in the New York Dolls, with whom he still tours) and then as an early MTV idol with his chart-topping dance hit "Hot Hot Hot".  Today, the words 'blues' and 'shouting' are, alas, inextricably linked, but what about the tradition of mellow blues crooners that extended through Charles Brown, Nat King Cole and, in their more romantic moments, Joe Williams and Ray Charles.  (more...)

Anat Cohen & Howard Alden to Bring Night of Jazz to The Nash This WinterAnat Cohen & Howard Alden to Bring Night of Jazz to The Nash This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Nash brings brilliant clarinetist ANAT COHEN with guitarist HOWARD ALDEN for a special night of jazz, Today January 18 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Buster Poindexter to Take the Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Marshall CrenshawBuster Poindexter to Take the Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Marshall Crenshaw
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The martini-swigging, tuxedo clad, rock and roll original is back!  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series bring Buster Poindexter to the stage onSaturday, February 11 at 8 pm for an uproarious and dazzling night of music!  Buster Poindexter (nee David Johansen) first attracted attention as a glam rock pioneer (in the New York Dolls, with whom he still tours) and then as an early MTV idol with his chart-topping dance hit "Hot Hot Hot".   (more...)

It's Going to Be Hot Hot Hot on 1/19 When Buster Poindexter Takes the Stage at The Ridgefield PlayhouseIt's Going to Be Hot Hot Hot on 1/19 When Buster Poindexter Takes the Stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The martini-swigging, tuxedo clad, rock and roll original is back!  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series bring Buster Poindexter to the stage on Thursday, January 19at 8 pm for an uproarious and dazzling night of music!  Buster Poindexter (nee David Johansen) first attracted attention as a glam rock pioneer (in the New York Dolls, with whom he still tours) and then as an early MTV idol with his chart-topping dance hit "Hot Hot Hot".  Today, the words 'blues' and 'shouting' are, alas, inextricably linked, but what about the tradition of mellow blues crooners that extended through Charles Brown, Nat King Cole and, in their more romantic moments, Joe Williams and Ray Charles.  (more...)

Anat Cohen & Howard Alden to Bring Night of Jazz to The Nash This WinterAnat Cohen & Howard Alden to Bring Night of Jazz to The Nash This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Nash brings brilliant clarinetist ANAT COHEN with guitarist HOWARD ALDEN for a special night of jazz, Wednesday January 18 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Count Basie Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/18Lesli Margherita, Count Basie Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 18-24, including the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Lesli Margherita, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more! (more...)

Converged Communication Systems and Avaya Host Rooftop Cubs Game EventConverged Communication Systems and Avaya Host Rooftop Cubs Game Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

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Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita & More Coming to Birdland in JulyTony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita & More Coming to Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2016 schedule, featuring Stacey Kent, The Birdland Big Band 10-Year Celebration, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Nicholas Payton Quintet, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita, Ravi Coltrane, Laila Biali, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SUPERIOR DONUTS at Maryland Ensemble TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at SUPERIOR DONUTS at Maryland Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) closes its 2015/16 MainStage season with Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Tracy Letts' urban comedy-drama Superior Donuts-running May 27th to June 19th at the MainStage MET Theatre on 31 West Patrick Street in Frederick, MD. (more...)

Chicago Born Caesar Makes Debut at Metropolitan RoomChicago Born Caesar Makes Debut at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Caesar thought playing the guitar was his life's calling. His family traveled to Indianapolis twice a year for a big family cookout, and he'd watch his cousin, Odell Rhodes, jam in the living room with Wes Montgomery, who, unbeknownst to 8-year-old Caesar, would come to be regarded as one of America's most seminal jazz guitarists. (more...)

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