Photo Coverage: Eric Yves Garcia brings his Tony Bennett Show To Feinstein's/54 Below
After critically lauded performances in New York, London and Paris, award-winning performer Eric Yves Garcia (Margaret Whiting Award; Bistro Award for Singing Instrumentalist) brought his show "This is All I Ask" to Feinstein's/54 Below last night and Broadway@orld was there. Check out the photos below!
The show is written and performed by Mr. Garcia.
Usually my attraction to a pianist/singer is because of the unique bond the notes coming from the piano are so completely intertwined with the vocal performance. In Mr. Garcia's case it was the exact opposite . He has the rare ability to make you feel that someone else is on the piano bench. Because Eric's piano stylings are not "hooked" into his voice the results are unique and formidable piano arrangements that accompany his voice.
Whether brooding through Ellington or Legrand, or rollicking through Cy Coleman and Harry Warren, Tony Bennett always reveals a light, suave, optimistic touch. How else could he have endured so long and endeared so many? Let's find a little sunlight, a little zen goodwill and cool, calm clarity. Only Bennett's style and songbook has all 3 in spades!
Winner of 20 Grammy Awards, Tony Bennett remains living proof that swing and lyrical sensitivity will always have a place in our future. Join award-winning pianist and singer Eric Yves Garcia by snapping your fingers and mouthing the lyrics as he salutes the reigning king of American song, Tony Bennett!
Eric Yves Garcia has emerged as one of the most coveted pianist/singers on the New York City scene, as well as London and Paris. His last return engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below, 'Keepers of the Keys' continued on to great acclaim at The Pheasantry in London, and then at Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires. Within NYC, Eric has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Symphony Space, Birdland, and enjoyed multiple engagements at Bemelmans Bar and as the headliner of the Valentine's Day Show at the Cafe Carlyle. His shows, 'One Night Standards', and follow-up, 'Pour Spirits', received praise in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Across the sea, Garcia enjoyed weeklong bookings at Club Rayé in Paris, at The Crazy Coqs in London, before jetting back to Club Rayé to headline on New Year's Eve. US credits include the Kravis Center, The O'Neill Theatre Center, Ten Chimneys, the Brownville Concert Series, Empire Room at the Palmer, Tilles Center and the Historic Asolo Theater in Sarasota. Eric remains a proud winner of the 2014 Margaret Whiting Award and the 2014 Bistro Award for Outstanding Singer / Instrumentalist.
A graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center's theater department, he is also an actor proud of his work in independent feature films and more recently, as an audiobook narrator.
Artucke & Photos by : Stephen Sorokoff