Concert/Cabaret Performer LISA JASON To Present JUDY GARLAND: THE WISH at Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/4

Concert/Cabaret Performer LISA JASON To Present JUDY GARLAND: THE WISH at Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/4

Concert and cabaret performer LISA JASON--who has earned raved reviews for her singing from Provincetown to New York to the Caribbean--will make her debut at the celebrated "Broadway Supper Club" Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, March 4, 2016 (9:30 pm) with her heartfelt Judy Garland Tribute Show called THE WISH.

In JUDY GARLAND: THE WISH--featuring Manhattan Transfer Musical Director Yaron Gershovsky as Musical Director, Arranger, and Pianist--Lisa Jason celebrates the true essence and artistry of the legendary singer and movie star, not only through Garland's classic songs, but through her poignant poetry and revealing interviews and monologues, creating a new understanding of her timeless interpretations and her iconic persona. Garland's poetry, written in her teens and which were never publicly published during her lifetime, paints a lyrical, colorful portrait of a profound human being striving for love and recognition. The interviews and taped monologues recorded during her last years reveal a tortured soul searching for a deeper meaning to her life, her loves, and her career. Directed by Cabaret Life Productions Producer Stephen Hanks, THE WISH is also a celebration of Judy Garland's amazing musical gifts as a singer and musician, and Lisa Jason's polished performance of almost 20 classic Garland songs music will create a powerful portrait of a woman who inspired her audiences at the same time she was searching for acceptance.

Concert/Cabaret Performer LISA JASON To Present JUDY GARLAND: THE WISH at Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/4"Lisa Jason's voice is smooth and sparkling like a chilled glass of champagne that bubbles up to reveal that she has a big, big voice as she belts out emotional notes in songs like "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart."
--Provincetown Magazine

"Jason is a breakout performer with a voice that can be alternately strong, sassy or sensuous. Her rendition of Judy Garland classics wowed the crowd." --Cabaret Scenes

Originally called The Wish: The Art of Judy Garland, Lisa Jason performed the show at the Cotuit Center for the Arts in Cape Cod, MA, and at the Provincetown Theater in Provincetown, MA. Lisa has also recorded with Steely Dan founding member Denny Dias, and they have performed sold out shows at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and the Wequassett Jazz festival on Cape Cod. In 2015, Jason and Dias performed four shows at New York's Iridium Jazz Club. On the cabaret stage, Lisa has appeared with Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch, and is a favorite at the annual CabaretFest in Provincetown, MA and the Cape Cod Jazz Festival. Last October, Jason introduced a new show-BULLIED TO BEAUTIFUL-at New York's Metropolitan Room, and will be performing the show again on May 5 and 11 at 7 pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Concert/Cabaret Performer LISA JASON To Present JUDY GARLAND: THE WISH at Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/4A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Yaron Gershovsky (left) is the long-time Musical Director and Pianist for the world-renowned vocal group, The Manhattan Transfer, for whom he arranged the Grammy Award-winning song "Why Not." Yaron has also recorded and/or performed with great artists such as Richie Havens, Stan Getz, Wayne Shorter, Lonnie Smith, Steve Gadd, Abraham Laboriel, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini, Janis Siegel, Ray Brown, Grady Tate, Don Sebesky, Louie Belson, and the Count Basie Orchestra. On Broadway, Yaron was the vocal arranger for the Tony Award-winning show, City of Angels.

For more information, contact Stephen Hanks, Cabaret Life Productions, 718-753-1323 or stephenhanks41@gmail.com

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