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Sony/ATV Signs 'Godfather of Hip Hop' Afrika BambaataaSony/ATV Signs 'Godfather of Hip Hop' Afrika Bambaataa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has announced a long-term, worldwide deal ex- North America with hip hop pioneer and “Godfather” Afrika Bambaataa. (more...)

Photo Flash: Todd Murray Brings 'CROON' to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Todd Murray Brings 'CROON' to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled that Los Angeles singer Todd Murray brought his acclaimed show 'CROON: When A Whisper Became A Song' to the historic music room this past Monday. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

BWW Reviews: TODD MURRAY's Show (and CD) 'Croon' Is An Unabashed Valentine to Intimate Vocal ArtistryBWW Reviews: TODD MURRAY's Show (and CD) 'Croon' Is An Unabashed Valentine to Intimate Vocal Artistry
by Alix Cohen - Apr 16, 2015

“Lover, when I'm near you . . .” sings the debonair Todd Murray this past Monday night at Birdland, mere feet away from rapt eyes into which he pours himself. He's performing the waltzy song acoustically, voice full out in opposition to lyric mood. The back of the house undoubtedly finds sound muted. “This is how you would've heard a band singer in 1925, before a new technique called 'crooning',” he tells us. “From the time I started working, they always called me a crooner.” (more...)

Judy Collins to Return to Cafe Carlyle Next MonthJudy Collins to Return to Cafe Carlyle Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Judy Collins' unique artistry has captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Stephen Holden of The New York Times has praised her for evoking 'the kind of ethereal, far-sighted reflection that is her special artistic territory.' Cafe Carlyle welcomes back the legendary singer-songwriter for a two-week solo engagement, May 5-16. (more...)

Sony/ATV Appoints Mark Abramowitz Manager, A&R and CreativeSony/ATV Appoints Mark Abramowitz Manager, A&R and Creative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has adopted a pioneering approach among major music publishers by installing an A&R executive to work in Nashville and specialize in non-country music. (more...)

Todd Murray Coming to Birdland, 4/13Todd Murray Coming to Birdland, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Todd Murray celebrates the release of his new CD CROON with a special performance of his acclaimed CROON: When A Whisper Became A Song at the legendary Birdland, 315 West 44th St.,New York, on Monday, April 13th, at 7pm. There is a $30.00 cover charge (there is a $10 food/beverage minimum). Due to the high demand for this special event, reservations are highly recommended by calling 212-581-06-0440. You can also visit BirdlandJazz.com or ToddMurray.com for further information. (more...)

Birdland to Welcome James Carter Organ Trio, Todd Murray & More, Week of 4/13Birdland to Welcome James Carter Organ Trio, Todd Murray & More, Week of 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 13-19, featuring James Carter Organ Trio, Todd Murray in "Croon: When A Whisper Became A Song," Barbara Carroll, Jazz Party with Natalie Douglas, and more! (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next MonthDeborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinson at Michigan Opera Theatre, the soprano will head a cast that also features Roger Honeywell, Amanda Squitieri, Aaron Blake, and Richard Suart as Baron Mirko Zeta, with Gerald Steichen leading from the pit (April 11–19). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Well-Strung Thrills with POPSSICAL Encore at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Well-Strung Thrills with POPSSICAL Encore at 54 Below
by David Clarke - Mar 30, 2015

New York City based string quartet Well-Strung returned to 54 Below on Friday, March 27, 2015. Performing to a sold-out house, the always charming and handsome performers delighted audiences with an encore engagement of their entertaining hit show POPssical. While reprising much of what they performed the last time I reviewed them in late October, the guys' charismatic set had a handful of new surprises. (more...)

BWW Interviews: PA Duo STRANGE FOKE Making a New Kind of NoiseBWW Interviews: PA Duo STRANGE FOKE Making a New Kind of Noise
by Tory Gates - Mar 27, 2015

"If nobody else listens, we listen to each other, we build each other up and we feel good when we leave. That's what music is to me - it's light setting light into motion.' (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next MonthDeborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinson at Michigan Opera Theatre, the soprano will head a cast that also features Roger Honeywell, Amanda Squitieri, Aaron Blake, and Richard Suart as Baron Mirko Zeta, with Gerald Steichen leading from the pit (April 11–19). (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below This WeekTony Yazbeck, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Will Barno Releases Debut Book, EXPLORATIONS IN TRUTH, THE HUMAN CONDITION AND WHOLENESSWill Barno Releases Debut Book, EXPLORATIONS IN TRUTH, THE HUMAN CONDITION AND WHOLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

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Birdland Sets April 2015 Schedule: Sheila Jordan, Barbara Carroll & MoreBirdland Sets April 2015 Schedule: Sheila Jordan, Barbara Carroll & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its April 2015 schedule, featuring Sheila Jordan with the Steve Kuhn Trio, Ms. Lisa Fischer, Eliane Elias, James Carter Organ Trio, Barbara Carroll, The Beegie Adair Trio with Monica Ramey, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Universal Music Enterprises to Release Complete American Recordings of Johnny CashUniversal Music Enterprises to Release Complete American Recordings of Johnny Cash
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Considered to be one of the most influential artists of the 20 th century, Johnny Cash, the multi-platinum-selling country music legend, redefined the genre and earned a long line of awards and accolades throughout his 40-year career (more...)

Leonard Cohen to Release 'Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour', 5/12Leonard Cohen to Release 'Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour', 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Leonard Cohen releases Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour on May 12, 2015. The ten songs of this hypnotic album are Cohen rarities recorded on his recent, celebrated 'Old Ideas World Tour.' (more...)

Sony/ATV Extends Worldwide Agreement with KasabianSony/ATV Extends Worldwide Agreement with Kasabian
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced it has extended its long-term worldwide deal with British rock band Kasabian and their principal songwriter Sergio Pizzorno. (more...)

Barry Manilow Brings The Manilow Music Project to Long IslandBarry Manilow Brings The Manilow Music Project to Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is "hitting the road" ONE LAST TIME! and hopes others will follow his philanthropic lead as he donates a Yamaha piano to launch a local instrument drive during his ONE LAST TIME! Tour for the Uniondale School District. (more...)

Andre Feriante and The Bohemian Entourage to Bring STRING STORIES to BPA, 4/10Andre Feriante and The Bohemian Entourage to Bring STRING STORIES to BPA, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Join us for a sensual and unique fusion of classical, flamenco, and jazz on guitar, banjo, ukulele, and harp guitar. Original Spanish-influenced music combines with Bach, Leonard Cohen, jazz standards, East Indian rhythms, fiery South American songs, and early music and improvisations on the Beatles. On April 10, one night only at BPA, Andre Feriante and The Bohemian Entourage present STRING STORIES -- an evening of passionate music, replete with improvisation, humor, and storytelling. (more...)

LADIES TAKE THE STAGE Set for Flemington's Stangl Factory, 3/7LADIES TAKE THE STAGE Set for Flemington's Stangl Factory, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

In celebration of Women's History Month, CUT artisan. hair. design. presents Ladies Take The Stage, at Stangl Factory in Flemington on Saturday, March 7 at 7pm, featuring Nalani & Sarina, The Still Small Voice, Brianna Nelson, and Francy, with lighting by acclaimed lighting designer Julian Rain. (more...)

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