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Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC

Jacob Khalil MOST REQUESTED Birdland NYC Debut

Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Jacob Khalil made his Birdland Theater debut on Sunday March 20th, 2022 with his show "Most Requested".
The show was a clever set list mixing styles & genres from the American Songbook, Jazz, Pop, and several outstanding original songs penned by Khalil.
Starting with an unexpected and beautifully performed "Misty" - the show moved through a procession of songs Jacob has found to be the "most requested" in his nightclub and piano bar career.
In less proficient hands this mixing of styles might be tricky... but not with Jacob. The show flowed seamlessly through songs and styles. Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are" was well matched to Mr. Khalil's soothing jazzy piano/pop singer vibe. The sold out audience continually cheered his vocal stylings and even sang a along to a rousing version of "Hey Jude".
His pacing of the show keeps the crowd "leaning in" and looking forward to the next number and when his trio launches into "That's Life" you can feel the lift in the room's energy and the smiles on people's face.

The standouts of the evening may, indeed, have been the songs written by Jacob Khalil. His writing and arrangements were so consistently creative it could make one think his original tunes were already a part of the American song-scape. It makes it tricky to know if the songs "Come A Little Closer" or "Flame" might be the pop song hits or if (Coldplay's) "Yellow" was from Khalil's pen!
Jacob's original tune "The Good Life" is such a bop, you'd think it would already be in heavy rotation on the radio.

Mr. Khalil was joined by musicians Corentin Le Hir (Bass), Donovan Taylor (Drums), with a guest appearance on two numbers by Bobby Spellman (Flugelhorn).

He rounded out the evening's songs by bringing a quintet of singers onstage to provide background vocal sweeteners to the last 10 minutes.
Singers were Jacob Aviner, Denise Nalibotsky, Angela Grey, Angie Pastor, and Victoria Hardy.

Jacob Khalil has newly released CDs of his music available on all platforms and can be contacted via his website: JACOB KHALIL (www.jacobkhalil.com)

Photo Credit: Kevin Alvey

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Angie Pastor, Angela Grey, Donovan Taylor, Jacob Khalil, Victoria Hardy-Khalil, Corentin Le Hir, Denise Nalibotsky, Jacob Aviner, Bobby Spellman

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Donovan Taylor, Jacob Khalil, Corentin Le Hir

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil, Victoria Hardy-Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Denise Nalibotsky, Victoria Hardy-Khalil, Angie Pastor, Angela Grey

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Denise Nalibotsky, Angie Pastor, Angela Grey, Victoria Hardy-Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil, Corentin Le Hir, Donovan Taylor

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Corentin Le Hir

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Corentin Le Hir, Donovan Taylor

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Donovan Taylor

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil, Bobby Spellman

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil, Bobby Spellman

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Corentin Le Hir, Bobby Spellman, Donovan Taylor

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Bobby Spellman

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Bobby Spellman

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil, Jacob Aviner, Denise Nalibotsky, Angela Grey, Angie Pastor, Victoria Hardy-Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Aviner, Denise Nalibotsky, Angela Grey, Angie Pastor, Victoria Hardy-Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil, Corentin Le Hir, Jacob Aviner, Denise Nalibotsky, Angela Grey, Angie Pastor, Victoria Hardy-Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Aviner, Denise Nalibotsky, Angela Grey, Angie Pastor, Victoria Hardy-Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil, Jacob Aviner, Denise Nalibotsky, Angela Grey, Angie Pastor, Victoria Hardy-Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Aviner, Denise Nalibotsky, Angela Grey

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Angie Pastor, Victoria Hardy-Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Aviner, Victoria Hardy-Khalil, Denise Nalibotsky, Angie Pastor, Angela Grey

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil, Gianni Valenti

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Matt Baker, Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Angela Grey, Angie Pastor, Denise Nalibotsky, Jacob Khalil, Victoria Hardy-Khalil, Jacob Aviner

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Bobby Spellman, Donovan Taylor, Jacob Khalil, Corentin Le Hir

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Elena Bennett, Jacob Khalil

Photos: Jacob Khalil 'Most Requested' at the Birdland Theater NYC
Jacob Khalil, B.Y.U. friends


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