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Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium

Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The IridiumThe Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details!


JUST ANNOUNCED:

- NEW FACES of 2017 Presented by ELLEN'S STARDUST DINER on AUGUST 22 is a collaborative effort to give Stardusters the opportunity to showcase their individual talents, in an effort to get these talented individuals work in theatre & live entertainment.

- Janet Gardner of the legendary female rock band Vixen on SEPTEMBER 12

- Anna Nalick on OCTOBER 27 in promotion of her third studio album releasing Fall 2017

- The legendary TONY CLIFTON on OCTOBER 31 & NOVEMBER 1

UPCOMING SHOWS: (As of August 18, 2017)

*Tickets available at TicketWeb via The Iridium's website and The Iridium Box Office: 1650 Broadway at 51st Street / 212.582.2121
**There is a $15.00 food/drink minimum at all shows per person.

SOUL/ROCK
Fri. Aug. 18 | 8pm - NIKKI HILL

TICKET PRICE: $25.00

ABOUT THE SHOW: The North Carolina-bred and New Orleans-based Nikki Hill's latest album 'Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists' via Deep Fryed Records sees Nikki exude a self-assured swagger as her fiery rasp preaches the rock & roll gospel: late nights, hot licks, and intoxicating love. Raised in the church choir and steeped in R&B and garage rock rumble, Nikki Hill is a spitfire with the soul-drenched voice of Etta James and the tattooed, beehived-hair aura of Cramps' guitarist Poison Ivy. | http://nikkihillmusic.com

ROCK
Sat. Aug. 19 | 8pm - KAKI KING

TICKET PRICE: $27.50

ABOUT THE SHOW: Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a genre unto herself," Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King has released 8 albums over the past 13 years. She has performed on every continent over the course of multiple world tours, and has presented her work in a variety of prestigious arts centers, including the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met. She has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including "August Rush" and Sean Penn's "Into the Wild," for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. In April 2017, Kaki recorded her first full-length album with symphony orchestra, commissioned by the Berklee College of Music. | http://www.kakiking.com

JAZZ
Mon. Aug. 21 | 8pm - Ed Palermo BIG BAND

TICKET PRICE: $25.00

ABOUT THE SHOW: Since 1980, The Ed Palermo Big Band has been playing unique arrangements of Frank Zappa's music. Palermo himself has worked with Tito Puente, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Lena Horne, and also arranged music for James Brown. | http://www.palermobigband.com

CABARET
Tues. Aug. 22 | 8pm - THE NEW FACES OF 2017: STARDUSTER SHOWCASE

TICKET PRICE: $15.00; $10.00 Student

ABOUT THE SHOW: ELLEN'S STARDUST DINER, in the heart of the Theatre District in Times Square in New York City, is home to the world famous singing waiters, the Stardusters. The NEW FACES of 2017 STARDUSTER SHOWCASE ~ Broadway Night will feature five Stardusters celebrating the music of the Great White Way. At the piano will be Musical Director Barry Levitt with hosting duties shared by Lisa Asher & Scott Barbarino, Artistic Director of ELLEN'S STARDUST DINER. Emcee Lisa Asher also dons her director's hat for this special night. NEW FACES of 2017, presented by ELLEN'S STARDUST DINER, is a collaborative effort to give Stardusters the opportunity to showcase their individual talents, in an effort to get these talented individuals work in theatre & live entertainment. The Stardusters featured for this showcase are Rachel Balko, Nicole Calkins, Jimmy Larkin, James Oliver & Morgan Billings Smith.

ROCK
Wed. Aug. 23 | 8:30pm - BUMBLEFOOT

TICKET PRICE: $25.00; $35.00

ABOUT THE SHOW: Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, producer and world-renowned guitar virtuoso with over 20 years of releasing music, playing international festivals and headlining tours, and gracing magazine covers as a solo artist. As lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses (2006 - 2014) Bumblefoot toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000. Bumblefoot's unique 'fretless guitar' can be heard throughout GNR's 2008 Chinese Democracy album. | http://www.bumblefoot.com/index.php

ROCK
Thurs. Aug. 24 & Fri. Aug. 25 | 8pm - Dana Fuchs DUO

TICKET PRICE: $35.00; $45.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Dana Fuchs is a phenomenon, a singer who's mesmerizing voice and presence, has led critics to compare her to rock legends, from Janis to Jagger. Fittingly, she appeared in the Off-Broadway production "Love, Janis." The multi-talented singer-songwriter stars in one of the most talked about cult movies, "Across The Universe," where she has a major presence both in the film, and on the soundtrack. This show will mark the kick off of her new Ready To Rise Tour. | http://www.danafuchs.com

JAZZ
Sat. Aug. 26 & Sun. Aug. 27 | 8pm - STEVE TURRE BAND featuring Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb & Javon Jackson

TICKET PRICE: $30.00; $40.00

ABOUT THE SHOW: One of the world's preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre, has consistently won both the Readers' and Critics' polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz for Best Trombone and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells). In addition to performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1984, Turre leads several different ensembles. | http://steveturre.com

ROCK/JAZZ FUSION
Tues. Aug. 29 & Wed. Aug. 30 | 8pm - VIRGIL DONATI

TICKET PRICE: $25.00; $35.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Known for his fast drumming skills, Australian drum virtuoso Virgil Donati has recorded and toured with artists like Steve Vai, Tribal Tech, Planet X, Allan Holdsworth, and many others. Donati's latest album "In This Life" will be featured at these upcoming performances.

JAZZ
Thurs. Aug. 31 through Sat. Sept. 2 | 8pm & 10pm - SAX APPEAL with Jimmy Heath, Javon Jackson, Gary Bartz & Donald Harrison

TICKET PRICE: $35.00; $45.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: "Sax Appeal" is a musical project that celebrates the incredible legacy of the saxophone. Saxophonist Javon Jackson comprised "Sax Appeal" in an effort to perform and tour with close friend and mentor, saxophonist Jimmy Heath. In addition, "Sax Appeal" also includes alto saxophonists Gary Bartz and Donald Harrison, pianist Jeremy Manasia, bassist David Williams and drummer McClenTy Hunter.

JAZZ FUSION
Thurs. Sept. 7 through Sun. Sept. 10 | 8pm & 10pm - BAND OF OTHER BROTHERS

TICKET PRICE: $27.50

ABOUT THE SHOW: This supergroup is Jeff Coffin, saxophonist of the Dave Matthews Band and his own Mu'Tet; Jeff Babko, keyboardist for James Taylor, Mark Guiliana's LA Beat Music and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live; Steely Dan drummer Keith Carlock; bassist Will Lee, who has performed with Pat Martino, The Fab Faux, Brecker Brothers; and jazz guitarist Nir Felder. | http://www.jeffbabko.com/band-of-other-brothers/

ROCK
Tues. Sept. 12 | 8pm - Janet Gardner
TICKET PRICE: $25.00 DOS; $20.00 ADV

ABOUT THE SHOW: As the lead vocalist of the legendary female rock band Vixen, Janet Gardner's powerful vocals propelled Vixen to the top of the Billboard charts with crossover hits "Edge of a Broken Heart" and "Cryin''" and AOR rockers "How Much Love" and "Love is a Killer." Vixen toured extensively, grinding out 200 shows per year, opening for the likes of Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, Kiss, and Bon Jovi. Her new full length album releases August 18.

JAZZ/BLUES/ROCK
Wed. Sept. 13 | 8:30pm - JAIMOE JASSSZ BAND
TICKET PRICE: $25.00; $35.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Legendary drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band play American music. They combine elements of Jazz, Blues, Rock-n-Roll, and R&B into a unique blend that captures the spirit and stirs the soul. Their repertoire ranges from new interpretations of classic tunes, as well as original songs that are classics in the making. | http://www.jaimoe.com/home.html

JAM BAND
Thurs. Sept. 14 through Sat. Sept. 16 | 8pm & 10pm - EXTREME CREAM: Mike Keneally, Rob Pagliari & Kofi Baker
TICKET PRICE: $27.50; $35.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Extreme CREAM is a rock n' roll supergroup / jam band based out of Southern California. The music is inspired by the epic live performances of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and the late Jack Bruce known as CREAM. Several elite musicians have joined Extreme CREAM on the annual winter concert tours, with the core band members of Kofi Baker (drums), Rob Pagliari (bass/vocals) and stunt guitar daredevil Mike Keneally remaining intact throughout the years. | http://kofibaker.com

JAZZ BEBOP
Sun. Sept. 17 | 5pm & 7:30pm - BACK TO...SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKS with THE Bob Dorough TRIO
TICKET PRICE: $30.00

ABOUT THE SHOW: Bob Dorough is an American bebop and cool jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer best known as composer and performer of songs from Schoolhouse Rock!, a series of TV cartoons that appeared on Saturday mornings in the 1970s and 1980s. He worked with MiLes Davis and Blossom Dearie, and his adventurous style influenced Mose Allison. | http://www.bobdorough.com

ROCK/BLUES/FUNK
Mon. Sept. 18 | 8pm - THE RIES BROTHERS with special guest Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez & Berry Oakley Jr.

TICKET PRICE: $20.00

ABOUT THE SHOW: The Ries Brothers (20-year-old Charlie and 17-year-old Kevin) are a brother duo that writes and performs their original material influenced by their love of rock, blues, funk, and reggae. They have twice toured nationally with the iconic band CHICAGO. | http://www.riesbrothers.com

SOUL/FUNK/R&B
Fri. Sept. 22 & Sat. Sept. 23 | 8pm & 10pm - OZONE SQUEEZE featuring Oz Noy, Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) & Darren Stanley (Col. Bruce Hampton)

TICKET PRICE: $25.00; $35.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Consisting of Australian singer Rai Thistlethwayte, New York guitar virtuoso Oz Noy, and deep-grooving drummer Darren Stanley, Ozone Squeeze present a boldly personal vision of soul, funk, and R&B music on their self-titled debut album, to be released by Abstract Logix on September 15. Bridging the emotional resonance of classic song forms with an exploratory impulse drawn from jazz and the outer limits of improvised music, Ozone Squeeze is a compelling snapshot of a new band reveling in the moment - audibly enthralled with the wide-ranging potential of their collective dynamic.

JAZZ FUSION
Thurs. Sept. 28 & Sept. 29 | 8pm & 10pm - Steve Smith and VITAL INFORMATION NYC EDITION
TICKET PRICE: $25.00; $35.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Now in their 34th year of touring and recording since their initial 1983 release, Steve Smith and Vital Information have become a formidable jazz/fusion juggernaut whose longevity has surpassed most major fusion groups. The latest lineup is called Vital Information NYC Edition. The lineup of Vital Information NYC Edition brings together members of all of Smith's bands: saxophonist Andy Fusco (from Jazz Legacy and Buddy's Buddies), guitarist Vinny Valentino (from Vital Information), pianist Mark Soskin (from Jazz Legacy and Buddy's Buddies), bassist BaRon Browne (from Jazz Legacy, Buddy's Buddies and Vital Information), and Smith on drums. Vital Information NYC Edition has two releases on BFM Jazz: Viewpoint (2015) and in September 2017, Heart of the City. | http://www.vitalinformation.com

JAZZ
Mon. Oct 2 | 8pm - Alex Skolnick TRIO

TICKET PRICE: $25.00

ABOUT THE SHOW: Known for their sophisticated re-harmonizations of heavy classics as well as quirky originals, AST performs with a depth, humor, and character that enthralls fans across the musical spectrum. | http://alexskolnick.com

JAZZ
Wed. Oct. 3 & Thurs. Oct. 4 | 8pm - TUCK & PATTI

TICKET PRICE: $35.00; $45.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: For 36 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers. | https://www.tuckandpatti.com

ROCK
Thurs. Oct. 5 & Fri. Oct. 6 | 8pm - Ike Willis PROJECT and MICKI FREE

TICKET PRICE: $25.00; $35.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Ike Willis is an American singer and guitarist who was a regular sideman for Frank Zappa, first joining Zappa's band for the fall 1978 tour and remaining in the band for several years. Ike currently tours with several Frank Zappa tribute bands including ZAPPATiKA, Ossi Duri, Project/Object, Pojama People and Ugly Radio Rebellion. He's also performed several times with the The Muffin Men, and with the Italian band Elio e le Storie Tese.| http://www.ikewillis.daw10.com

ROCK
Tues. Oct. 10 & Wed. Oct. 11 | 8pm - MARTIN BARRE PROJECT

TICKET PRICE: $40.00; $55.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Grammy award winning guitarist Martin Barre has been a member of Jethro Tull for 43 years. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history. As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the "classic" music from the Tull catalogue. | http://www.martinbarre.com

ROCK
Sun. Oct. 15 & Mon. Oct. 16 | 8pm - ANDY TIMMONS

TICKET PRICE: $27.50; $37.50 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: As guitarist in Danger Danger Andy Timmons toured the world opening for KISS and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, had two #1 videos on MTV, and amassed a discography that includes seven solo releases that range from guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes. | http://www.andytimmons.com

CABARET
Tues. Oct. 17 | 8pm & 10pm - Luba Mason

TICKET PRICE: $25.00; $35.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Vocalist Luba Mason is a classically trained singer, pianist, dancer and actor who was nominated for the prestigious 2015 DRAMA DESK and Lucille Lortel theater awards as "Best Featured Actress in a Musical," and also has an impressive Broadway pedigree that really knocks you out with not only her stunning vocal range but also her extraordinary versatility as a performer. | http://lubamason.com

JAZZ/BLUES/ROCK
Wed. Oct. 18 | 8:30pm - JAIMOE'S JASSSZ BAND
TICKET PRICE: $25.00; $35.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Legendary drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band play American music. They combine elements of Jazz, Blues, Rock-n-Roll, and R&B into a unique blend that captures the spirit and stirs the soul. Their repertoire ranges from new interpretations of classic tunes, as well as original songs that are classics in the making. | http://www.jaimoe.com/home.html

ALT-POP/FOLK-AMERICANA
Fri. Oct. 27 | 8pm - Anna Nalick
TICKET PRICE: $25.00

**$50.00 - VIP (DOES NOT INCLUDE TICKET TO THE PERFORMANCE)

Anna Nalick will be doing a VIP Meet & Greet experience, offering fans a chance to meet her before the show. Fans will receive a personalized autographed copy of "Breathe 2 Am" lyrics, an opportunity to have a photo taken with Anna and an opportunity to have other merchandise and memorabilia autographed.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Anna Nalick is releasing her third studio album At Now this Fall 2017. She will be kicking off the first leg of her promotional tour on the East coast in October. At Now includes 12 new songs self-written by Nalick over a period of the last 3 years. This record is a fully produced follow up to her 2011 acoustic release, Broken Doll And Odds And Ends, her 2009 EP, Shine ft. single "Shine" and her Platinum selling debut album, Wreck Of The Day, ft. her triple platinum top 10 hit single "Breathe (2AM)." Nalick's upcoming tour will reintroduce a fuller live setup than her previously more intimate accompaniment. | http://www.annanalick.com

COMEDY/CABARET
Tues. Oct. 31 & Wed. Nov. 1 | 8pm - TONY CLIFTON on Broadway
TICKET PRICE: $45.00; $65.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Tony Clifton was discovered by the late comedy great Andy Kaufman, who found Clifton performing in a seedy Las Vegas lounge in 1969. Captivated, Kaufman recruited Clifton to open for him on a string of engagements and insisted on Clifton being hired for what would be a controversial appearance on the hit TV show "Taxi" in 1978. Clifton went on to open for Rodney Dangerfield, share the stage of the Hollywood Bowl with R.E.M. and, in a twist of fate, appear opposite Jim Carrey in the critically hailEd Kaufman biopic "Man on the Moon." Cantankerous as ever, Clifton continues to entertain, appearing recently as a guest on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, in addition to taking the spotlight as the "Official Grand Marshall" of the Hangout Music Fest addressing tens of thousands of beachside fans annually. Clifton has been active as the emcee for concerts by The Flaming Lips, Primus, Umphrey's McGee, Dirty Projectors and more, in between recording sessions for his album of duets with music luminaries including R.E.M., Billy Corgan and others. Having just premiered to a packed NYC house at the PS1/MOMA gallery, "Tony Clifton: The Movie" is currently storming the film festival circuit here and abroad. | http://tonyclifton.net

JAZZ
Sat. Nov. 4 & Sun. Nov. 5 | 8:30pm - Sheila Jordan
TICKET PRICE: $30.00; $40.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: One of the finest jazz singers since Billie Holiday, Sheila Jordan "reigns indisputably as mellow mistress of any jazz club she visits" (Downbeat) and has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2012 NEA Jazz Master. | http://www.sheilajordanjazz.com

JAZZ
Mon. Nov. 20 | 8:30pm - ADAM BEN EZRA
TICKET PRICE: $25.00

ABOUT THE SHOW: Double-Bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and online sensation Adam Ben Ezra has performed around the globe and shared stages with some of the world's fusion giants - including Pat Metheny, Victor Wooten and Richard Bona. | https://www.adambenezra.com

ROCK/JAZZ
Mon. Dec 4 & Tues. Dec. 5 | 8:30pm - Simon Phillips - PROTOCOL IV CD Release Show
TICKET PRICE: $25.00; $35.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: Drummer Simon Phillips has toured and recorded with many bands and artists, including Mick Jagger, The Who, Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Peter Gabriel, Joe Satriani, Tears for Fears, Judas Priest, Roxy Music, Michael Schenker, Nik Kershaw, Al DiMeola, 801, Pete Townshend, Robert Palmer, Stanley Clarke, The Pretenders, Whitesnake and Dave Gilmore. Expanding his career from drumming to composing, Simon recorded his first solo album "Protocol" in 1988, followed by a live album, "Force Majeure", in 1992. During that year he got a call to join Toto on their Kingdom Of Desire tour of the World and this was the start of a 21 year collaboration. A new CD, Protocol IV, will be released in October of 2017 featuring a new band - Greg Howe (gtr), Dennis Hamm (keys) and Ernest Tibbs (bass). | http://www.simon-phillips.com

JAZZ
Tues. Dec. 19 through Sat. Dec. 23 | 8:30pm - THE MIKE STERN BAND Featuring Randy Brecker, Tom Kennedy and Dennis Chambers

TICKET PRICE: $40.00; $55.00 Preferred Seating

ABOUT THE SHOW: One of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, six time Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Mike Stern has distinguished himself over a four-decade career that has encompassed musical partnerships with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, MiLes Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers and Joe Henderson, as well as 16 recordings as a leader. | http://www.mikestern.org


The Iridium and its legacy as "The Home of Les Paul" has established the audiophile venue as a musical landmark in New York City, known as a destination for intimately experiencing the best jazz, blues and rock artists in the world. Over the last 20 years, The Iridium has built up a reputation for attracting iconic instrumentalists and vocalists seven nights a week, and as a result has grown in the diversity of its music offerings as emerging songwriters seek to join in the room's rich history of music discovery. Among the superstar acts that have graced The Iridium stage are Les Paul, who played weekly at The Iridium for more than 14 years until his passing in 2009, Jeff Beck, Steve Miller, Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Zakk Wylde, Joe Satriani, The Rolling Stones' Mick Taylor and Charlie Watts, Max Roach, Michael Brecker, among many others. Today, in addition to its consistent draw of legendary rock guitarists and jazz and blues musicians, The Iridium regularly showcases next generation talent spanning a variety of genres including folk, indie pop, alt rock, R&B, cabaret and world music, as a host to Front and Center, public television's critically acclaimed series, and MTV Live Setlist, a new monthly music series.

The "Father of the Electric Guitar," Les Paul is revered as a pioneer in electric guitars and music recording, having designed the sound system The Iridium uses to this day. This influence has led to The Iridium becoming one of the only NYC concert venues to double as a live recording studio boasting its own music label - IridiumLive. Since 2011, notable releases on the IridiumLive label have included Grammy-winning guitarist Albert Lee's 'Live At The Iridium' and 'Les Paul Trio And Friends: A Jazz Tribute to Les' featuring Les Paul's band performing with special guests Nels Cline of Wilco, jazz guitar legend Stanley Jordan, Jane Monheit, and Bucky Pizzarelli. Jeff Beck's Grammy-nominated 'Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul' is also among the historical recordings at The Iridium.




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