Photo Coverage: Music and Lyrics By Benefit

By: Jan. 31, 2005
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THE ARTISTS SHOWCASE SERIES presented MUSIC AND LYRICS BY, an evening of new and emerging composers and lyricists, on Sunday, January 30, at Makor. The Artists Showcase Series' portion of proceeds from the event were be donated to DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL'S TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORT.

Hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Julie Gold (Bette Midler's "From a Distance") and featuring performances by Broadway talent, the event showcased new music from up & coming composers including Brian Lowdermilk, Eli Bolin, Sam Forman, Leslia Becker, Scott Alan, and Matthew Stamm.

Darren Ritchie

Jessica-Snow Wilson, with Adam Fleming as "Mother", accompanied by Eli Bolin

Jessica Snow Wilson sings "I'm An Artist"

Eli Bolin, composer of the off-Broadway show "I Sing"

Adam Fleming

contemporary singer/songwriter Matt Stamm

Host and Grammy winner Julie Gold reviews her notes during rehearsal

Jessica-Snow snacks between rehearsal and show

Musical director Matt Richardson reviewing before the show

Stephanie J. Block

Stephanie J. Block with composer Scott Alan

Bare's Jesse Vargas during rehearsal

Jenna Leigh Green during rehearsal

21 year old composer and 2005 Jonathan Larson Musical Theatre Fellow, Brian Lowdermilk accompanying Green

Jenna Leigh Green rehearsing

newcomer Josh Young

Lowdermilk, Young, Wilson & Ritchie

Lisa Brescia, Jesse Vargas, Matt Richardson

Scott Alan, Stephanie Block

Writer Sam Forman, Composer/Actress Leslie Becker, and Matt Stamm

Jenna Leigh Green with producer/roommate Geoffrey Soffer

Concert producer Geoffrey Soffer and Broadway advertising guy Joaquin Esteva

Geoffrey Soffer welcoming the crowd to Makor

Julie Gold opening the show

Leslie Becker introducing Darren Ritchie