Photo Coverage: Uptown Express Performs at Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble
On Wednesday, September 10th, New York's favorite five-part harmony guys, Uptown Express, offered a live performance at New York's Barnes & Nobel Lincoln Sqaure location. The program featured musical numbers featured on Uptown Express' new CD, "Walk Like a Man."
Produced by Paul Rolnick, the CD features the swingin' vocal ensemble in an eclectic eleven track program of music ranging from Cole Porter and Frank Loesser to Melissa Etheridge and Elton John. "Walk Like a Man" features Followell on piano; Dan Gross on percussion; Tony Ventura on bass and Ted Stafford on Guitar. The CD is available online at www.UptownExpressNYC.org.
Uptown Express has been delighting concert and cabaret audiences under the direction of James Followell for 16 years, ever since this dynamic pop group was first born out of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus. Initially formed to provide Chorus outreach to the community, "Uptown" has been shaped by James' unique vision and vast performing experience. The group's diverse repertoire ranges from standards and show tunes to gospel and blues-all with fresh, exciting arrangements by Followell. Uptown has had the privilege of performing with many Broadway and cabaret greats, including Kristin Chenoweth, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Karen Mason, Sam Harris, Terri White, K.T. Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst, Steven Brinberg, Richard Skipper and Jaqueline Joneé. Highlights of the group's history include a Gay Men's Health Crisis benefit concert of Mack and Mabel, with Jerry Herman and a host of luminaries. Other highlights include Melissa Rivers' wedding, Joan Rivers' Christmas parties, performances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, City Center, and cabaret venues around NYC-and most recently a 2003 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award nomination. Uptown Express features Aldrin Arche, Christopher Caswell, John DePalma, Alex Goro, and Brad Parks. For more information about UPTOWN EXPRESS, visit http://www.UptownExpressNYC.org
Photo Credit H. E. Yhoman
Uptown Express at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center
John DePalma, Christopher Caswell, Alex Goro
Music Director/Arranger James Followell
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