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Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland presents Gabrielle Stravelli and Billy Stritch in DOWN FOR DOUBLE

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli with singer/pianist Billy Stritch in "Down For Double" on Monday, January 8.
In addition to her recent four-country State Department tour, Gabrielle Stravelli premiered a new song cycle, Rooms of Light, by world-renowned jazz pianist, Fred Hersch with lyrics by award-winning poet Mary Jo Salter. In July of 2014 Gabrielle performed a 5-night sold out run of solo shows at New York's Metropolitan Room which won unanimous raves from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post among other publications. Prior to that she toured the US with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performing Marsalis's Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration.
Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scene. His most recent Broadway credit was as musical supervisor and pianist for Liza Minnelli's Tony Award winning show "Liza's At The Palace," for which he also reconceived the vocal arrangements of the legendary Kay Thompson and The Williams Brothers. In addition to his twenty-three year association with Liza, Billy also accompanies and arranges for Linda Lavin, Marilyn Maye, Lillias White, Paulo Szot, and most recently, toured as Tony Bennett's musical director. On stage, he originated the role of Oscar the rehearsal pianist in the 2001 Broadway revival of 42nd Street, performing the role for 488 performances.
The Broadway at Birdland concert series takes place every Monday on the historic stage, located in the heart of Manhattan's Theater District (315 West 44 Street).
Photos by Kevin Alvey

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