Photo Coverage: Joanne Tatham Plays Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea
Joanne Tatham reunited with long-time collaborator Eli Brueggemann, composer/musical director of Saturday Night Live (making a rare club appearance.) at Cafe Noctambulo last night and BroadwayWorld was there.
Joined by Sean Harkness on guitar, and Steve Doye, bass,Joanne's evening featured songs that spanned a decade of club work in Los Angeles (Vibrato, Catalina's, The Baked Potato, The Cinegrill, The Gardenia) and New York (Birdland, The Cafe Carlyle, Feinstein's, The Metropolitan Room) and three albums (Making Light, The Merriest, Out of My Dreams.) The repertoire included jazz-tinged versions of favorite (and sometimes more obscure) standards, Broadway tunes, movie soundtracks, bossa nova, new classics from the singer-songwriter canon, and more.
Joanne's most recent album, Out of My Dreams -- for which Eli contributed several arrangements -- debuted in January at #28 on the JazzWeek chart, and that magazine's Christopher Loudon had this to say about the release: "Blessed with impeccable phrasing and a meticulous sense of time, Tatham projects a West Coast effervescence yet also conjures the long shadows of Manhattan. It's an honest duality. A native New Yorker once set on building a career in musical theater, Tatham instead headed west to marry one of TV's top comedy writers and adjusted her path, establishing herself among SoCal's foremost jazz-cabaret draws."
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Joanne Tatham Cafe Noctambulo