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Joe's Pub Announces Elysian Fields 6/18, Kimberly Nichole 6/18 & More

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Joe's Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and has quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists.

With impeccable sound and lights, the warm and intimate candlelit atmosphere of Joe's Pub is filled with plush velvet couches, softly glowing lucite tables and gorgeously understated architecture. Joe's Pub is open seven days a week, regularly hosting as many as three shows a day. Dinner and drink service is available during every performance; the venue offers a classic Italian dinner menu and a fully stocked bar.

GUESTS ANNOUNCED

OUR HIT PARADE STARRING Bridget Everett, Kenny Mellman AND NEAL MEDLYN

Wednesdays, May 26, June 30, July 28 and August 25 at 9:30 PM

Featuring Lili Taylor, Kim Smith, Molly Pope, Corey Tut, Andrew Andrew, Pete Kohl, Trapper Felides, Jenn Harris, Jim Andralis & more

Our Hit Parade is a live top-ten countdown show created by Tony nominee and Obie winner Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), carnal chanteuse Bridget Everett (At Least It's Pink at Ars Nova), pop song opera impresario Neal Medlyn (Neal Medlyn's Unpronounceable Symbol at P.S. 122), producer and MTV cameraman Brendan Kennedy, and writers Ada Calhoun and Peter Schjeldahl. The show is inspired by the musical sketch series "Your Hit Parade" that ran on radio and then television from 1935 to 1959. On that show, cast members performed the week's most popular songs as comically literal skits. In this show, the hosts and special guest stars from the local performance scene present their renditions of current popular hits live on stage! $20

JUST ADDED:

MARIA NECKAM

Monday, June 7 at 9:30 PM

"a natural wonder" - Le Monde

"a valiant trailblazer" - JazzTimes

"Neckam has crafted one of the most appealing, genre-crossing vocal albums to hit the street in 2010...her voice has a hypnotic purity that has the potential to stop people dead in their tracks." - All About Jazz

Maria Neckam is a singer and songwriter from New York, who was born in Austria and has also lived in the Netherlands. When Maria moved to New York in 2005, she hit the music scene like lightning. Since then she has been working as one of the most innovative musicians on the scene. Her compositions are as diverse as life's surprises, combining elements of Electronic Pop, Rock and Jazz as well as Indian and Contemporary Classical music. Maria is celebrating the release of her new album "Deeper" on Sunnyside Records at Joe's Pub. $12

JUNE 18 - JUNE 20

ROBYN STECHER PRESENTS A BENEFIT FOR THE LOWELL SCHOOL W/ SPECIAL GUESTS, MICHAEL MCGLONE & Jamie LeoNHART

Friday, June 18 at 7:00 PM

Robyn Stecher launches "There's Something About Daniel" --an evening to Benefit The Lowell School with special guest artists Michael McGlone and Jamie Leonhart

Actor and musician, Michael McGlone is best known for his roles in TV and films, he sings with a heartfelt, down home pop touch, that makes you want to know the words to every song. McGlone's Albums include "Hero", "To Be Down" and Speed.

Jamie Leonhart sings warm jazz-pop that evokes old time romance, with a Feist-y edge. Her voice is clear and inviting, and she has confidence and poise that draws you in. Her Albums include:"Forward Motion" and "The Truth About Suffering"

"There's Something About Daniel" by Robyn Stecher Available in May 2010 Proceeds will Benefit The Lowell School a not for profit special education private school in Queens, New York $50

ELYSIAN FIELDS

Friday, June 18 at 9:30 PM

Legendary cult heroes Elysian Fields have always travelled in mysterious waters. Led by the enigmatic New York co-composers Jennifer Charles (vocals) and Oren Bloedow (guitar), the music born of their collaboration is not easy to categorize. They carry a torch for nature, sex, love, the cycle of death and rebirth, and the sounds of folk and jazz ballads, no wave and classical music, seamlessly interwoven into a style that is at once languorously romantic and tough. Time Out NY writes "the voice and presence of Jennifer Charles are so powerful that almost any criticism falls flat," and Oren has been called a "guitar god" by the Village Voice. $15

KIMBERLY NICHOLE: CD RELEASE

Friday, June 18 at MIDNIGHT

Kimberly Nichole an avant-garde singer, songwriter & mesmerizing performer recently released her debut album "the Yellow Brick Journey". Her acclaimed multi-dimensional debut has introduced her to music lovers both domestically and abroad. This Seattle native has graced stages in New York (Apollo Theater, Webster's Hall, SOBs, Joe's Pub), Atlanta (Sugarhill, Apache Café, Smith's Olde Bar), DC, Seattle and Japan. She has been billed with some of the best signed and independent artists, including Bilal, Patty Crash, Dwele, Eric Roberson, PJ Morton and Janelle Monae. She also recently collaborated with renowned R&B crooner Lyfe Jennings on his forthcoming project. Even more impressive, Kimberly Nichole's single from her first 'mini project', titled "Can't Get Enough," is featured in the film "Three Can Play That Game" produced by and starring Vivica A Fox. Kimberly is also mentored by the legendary Ashford & Simpson. $12

SOFIA REI KOUTSOVITIS

Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 PM

"As the Argentine singer Sofia Rei Koutsovitis led her multinational band... the passion and clarity with which she assayed a tricky mix of South American rhythms and jazz-inflected harmonies made clear why she has been embraced by New York City audiences from Carnegie Hall to the hippest downtown haunts." - Phil Lutz, New York Times

"...one of the most versatile and in-demand singers on the New York music scene." - Simon Calle, All About Jazz

"...a potent combination that's like nothing else around" - Kevin Convey, Boston Herald

Sofia Rei Koutsovitis is one of New York's most passionate, charismatic and inventive vocalists, who brings depth and fullness of a riveting voice to her second album, "Sube Azul" (World Village/Harmonia Mundi). She also serves as the album's composer, arranger, lyricist and - with bassist Jorge Roeder - producer. Following up on "Ojalá," her polyglot and multilingual debut, she offers this time a collection of mostly original Spanish-language songs, building on a new set of growth experiences since moving to New York in 2005.

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the album is grounded in traditional South American rhythms such as chacarera, zamba and vidala from Argentina, Afro-peruvian festejo and lando, Afro-Uruguayan candombe, Colombian cumbia and bullerengue and other genres that merge involving jazz harmonies, electronic sounds and rich improvisations. Singing in Spanish, Portuguese or English, Sofia's voice is graceful as well as sophisticated, tying together diverse influences in a program full of rhythmic complexity, melody and romance.

Sofia is a restless artist, one of the most versatile and in-demand singers on the New York music scene. She has recorded, performed and collaborated with renowned musicians and groups such as Maria Schneider, John Zorn, Bobby McFerrin, Folklore Urbano, John Scofield, Lionel Loueke, Pavel Urkiza (Gema y Pavel), Russ Ferrante (Yellow Jackets), Bob Moses, Aquiles Baez, Samuel Torres Group, Pedrito Martinez, and Avantango. She is also the vocalist of Geoffrey Keezer's "Aurea," whose self-titled 2009 release received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album. $15 in advance / $20 at the door

HANNE HUKKELBERG

Saturday, June 19 at 9:30 PM

Norwegian singer Hanne Hukkelberg's 2005 debut album Little Things was a charming impression of life in Oslo, notable for its imaginative use of found sounds and eclectic array of instrumentation. Her elfin but idiosyncratic persona coupled with a lazily seductive voice drew comparisons to everyone from Joanna Newsom and Björk, to Stina Nordenstam and Billie Holliday. Her sophomore album Rykestrasse 68, her first since signing to Canadian label Nettwerk, is a tribute to the six months she recently spent living in Berlin and is far less whimsical, with a moodier, more widescreen production. Like her debut, it was produced by Kåre Vestrheim at Propeller Studios in Oslo and features contributions from the cream of the Norwegian music scene, including members of Jaga Jazzist, Dinosau and Shining. While it shares its predecessor's wide-eyed wonderment, Hukkelberg's experimentation reaches maturity here. An album of contrasts, it is a testament to Hukkelberg's skill that she manages to make such a personal work so inviting.

Hukkelberg started singing and playing instruments in her home town of Kongsberg, Norway at the age of 3 and later played in various jazz, rock and free jazz bands including a high school heavy metal act called Funeral. A graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music, she has also gained a reputation as a powerful live performer, her shows full of typically Scandinavian absurdist humor. $14

THE ROZZ & VAL SHOW / SHINE & THE MOONBEAMS

Sunday, June 20 at NOON

The Rozz & Val Show is musical duo from Brooklyn made up of longtime collaborators Rozz Nash-Coulon and Andrew Vladeck. Their music incorporates tight harmony singing and high-energy pop, rock, ska, hiphop, punk and folk to make for a sing-along-able, danceable, fun-filled show. Both Rozz and Val have worked in childhood education and music, traveling much of the world with various projects. Last year they decided to draw on their experiences to create a family-oriented project. "The Rozz & Val Show" has already released their first CD and series of music videos. They are currently performing for events and parties both public and private.

Shine and The Moonbeams invites kids to stomp their feet, clap their hands and sing la, la la la to melodic and soulful tunes. Join them as they climb Kilimanjaro, stick up for Tallulah and find the Boogie right above the knees. Shine and the Moonbeams are singer -songwriter Shawana Kemp and guitarist John Heagle, two New York musicians who have collectively been in every musical genre from Musical Theatre to the circus. They have combined their unique perspectives to create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. John currently plays with the faux French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes. Shawana works in NYC public schools as a teaching artist and is the mother of a three year old. $15 adults / $10 children under 12

Jonathan Groff

Sunday, June 20 at 7:00 & 9:30 PM

Jonathan Groff's recent successes include his role as Melchior Gabor in the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening where he originated the role off-Broadway with the Atlantic Theater Company before reprising it on Broadway, earning a Theatre World Award as well as Drama Desk, Drama League, and Tony Award nominations. He then took on the famed role of Claude Hooper Bukowski in The Public Theater's hit revival of the ‘60s rock musical Hair. After his feature film debut in Taking Woodstock, Mr. Groff returned to the off-Broadway stage at Playwrights Horizons (Prayer for My Enemy) and then The Public Theater in the New York premiere of Craig Lucas' play The Singing Forest. The Pennsylvania native's other stage work includes the Broadway musical In My Life and regional tours of The Sound of Music, Fame, Bat Boy, and Honk!

For television, Mr. Groff had a recurring role in 2007 on the serial One Life to Live and starred with Joseph Fiennes, Carrie-Anne Moss, Blythe Danner, and Robert Wagner in Ryan Murphy's cable series pilot Pretty/Handsome. $23

TICKETS

Online at joespub.com,

Phone 212-967-7555,

In Person At The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM), or at the Joe's Pub Box Office from (6 PM to 10 PM) both located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC

For table reservations please call 212-539-8778. Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.


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