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Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below

On Saturday, March 16th, new-breed vocalist John Minnock joined forces with NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-nominee Dave Liebman to perform selections from "Right Around the Corner", John's new album, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Pianist Enrique Haneine, bassist Carlos Mena and drummer Pablo Eluchans filled out the ensemble. Minnock's new "gay ahead jazz album" presents LGBTQ subject matter in a jazz setting.

For his debut performance at the storied venue, Minnock performed an outstanding 90 minute set to a full house. Highlights included the affecting ballad "Are We All Alone"; a Minnock original which tackles the complicated feelings that come with a new relationship, and the Jay Brannon-penned "New York, New York", which prominently featured Liebman and the smoking rhythm section. The audience was clearly enraptured and offered up a thunderous chorus of applause. Minnock did Lady Day proud with his rendition of "You Don't Know What Love Is" and performed a literally breathtaking version of "I Love Being Here With You" at the speed of light. Minnock's signature wit and candor was on display on "Everything Changes", another original composition that explores the changes that take place when two established people enter into a new relationship. It was a refreshing snapshot into contemporary gay life that is not often portrayed on the bandstand. At 54 Below, Minnock's outstanding technical ability, paired with evocative lyrics and superb showmanship proved that he is a dynamic musical force to be reckoned with in New York City.

Minnock looks forward to returning to 54 Below in the future.

Photo Credit: Leslie Farinacci.

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Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
John Minnock with Luann de Lessep at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
Constantine Maroulis, Lydia Liebman and Luann de Lessep at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman and John Minnock at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
John Minnock at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
Enrique Haneine and Dave Liebman at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
John Minnock at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
Dave Liebman at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
Dave Liebman, Carlos Mena, Pablo Eluchons and John Minnock at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
Dave Liebman at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
John Minnock at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
John Minnock at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
John Minnock at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
Publicist Lydia Liebman, MOTI Exec. Dir. Alina Bloomgarden and John Minnock at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
Aaron Brandon and Taylor Nederlander at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
John Minnock and Deborah Lippmann at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
Lydia Liebman and Deborah Lippmann at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
Julie Hennrikus, Candida Fink, Amy Gauger, Jo-Ann Berry, Todd Ellison and John Minnock at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
Todd Ellison, Conductor Philadelphia Pops, and John Minnock at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
John Minnock, Dave Liebman, Pablo Eluchans, Carlos Mena and Enrique Haneine at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
John Minnock, Dave Liebman, Caris Liebman and Lydia Liebman at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

Photo Flash: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below
John Minnock and Dave Liebman at 54 Below on March 16th, 2019

 



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