Porter Carroll, Jr. to Bring THE EVOLUTION OF CABARET to Feinstein's/54 Below

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Porter Carroll, Jr. in The Evolution of Cabaret.

On July 8th 2017, at 7:00pm. Porter Carroll, Jr., founder of Atlantic Starr the Rhythm and Blues Hit machine from the 70's and 80's and performing world wide in his brand new roll with the number-one-selling duo in music history Hall & Oates as their percussionist and vocalist, makes his Feinstein's/54 below debut in "The Evolution of Cabaret," with Wali Muhhammad, David Livolsi, Danny Obadia and Erik Perez.

Featuring a tasty musical panoply that runs the gamut from R& B and improvisational Jazz to soul, funk, blues, Rock & Roll and more. Come see this innovative cabaret/nightclub act that puts a new exciting spin on popular classics never before seen on the Jazz club and cabaret circuit.

Porter Carroll, Jr. in The Evolution of Cabaret, plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on July 8th, 2017. There is a $35-$80 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.


Wali Muhammad Musical Director (Guitar) : Co-developed "Evolution of Cabaret" with Porter Carroll. Jr. He has performed with various artists, including Tom Browne, Norman Connors, Jean Carne, Donny Hathaway, Bobbie Humphrey, Taj Mahal, Melvin Van Peebles, Noel Pointer, Lonnie Liston Smith, Peter and Stanley Turrentine.

Danny Obadia (Keyboard): Co produced his latest recordings with famed Jazz fusion keyboardist Jeff Lorber with Dave Weckl on drums and Eric Marienthal on saxophone. Danny began his recording career in 1997 with the release of "Where You Belong" by his band Aftertouch on Devon/Savoy records. For the last 16 years he has toured the world with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ronnie Spector as her keyboardist, along with producing numerous TV tracks. He has also preformed with Keith Richards, Blondie, Tony Orlando and Joey Ramone.

David Livolsi (Bass): Dave has worked with notable artists such as John Scofield, Bill Evans, Jazz is dead, T. Lavitz, Jerry Goodman, Roberta Flack, Maysa, Najee, Chuck Loeb, Sam Rivers, Kung Fu, John Tropea, David Spinozza and Nelson Rangell.

Erik Perez (Drums): Performs with Live Society, pianist Bob Baldwin and saxophonist Marion Meadows.

As drummer and one of four singers with Atlantic Starr, Porter Carroll, Jr. helped make the hits that made the group and its amazing vocals, tight production and energetic stage performances famous worldwide. Porter performed with his childhood friends and family until the mid eighties, contributing his musicianship to such popular tunes as Circles, When Love Calls, Send for Me, Am I Dreaming, Let's Get Closer, Touch a Four Leaf Clover and others. Today, renowned hip-hop/soul artists including Mary J. Blige, Keith Sweat, and Erykah Badu are remaking Atlantic Starr's hits. Porter was also the drummer on the disco classic This Time Baby for Jackie Moore.

Porter branched out on his own in the mid-1980s and produced a critically acclaimed album, Porter Carroll II, for Island Records, that set produced theme songs for Video Vibrations and Midnight Love on the BET cable TV network.

Other credits include background vocalist for chart-topping recording artists Shania Twain, Spyro Gyra, Melba Moore, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Howard Hewett, Marion Meadows and Bob Baldwin among others. Porter's vocals have also enriched Levar Burton's Reading Rainbow television show and the hit children's show Puzzle People.

As a composer for Sony Music Publishing, Porter evoked the heart of R&B and Pop with thought-provoking song arrangements. Top names have covered his compositions, including Luther Vandross, The Temptations, Denise Williams, and Grover Washington. Porter also co-wrote and co-produced for blues great Taj Mahal. He has written for Will Downing, the legendary jazz keyboardist Bob James, Atlantic Starr, former Atlantic Starr lead vocalist Sharon Bryant, Smooth Jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows, pianist Bob Baldwin, Jane Fonda, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. He's also written music for the animated cable television movie People, performed by Peabo Bryson and long running soap opera's, As The World Turns and The Guiding Light.

Carroll is working on two great projects: He has joined the number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates (www.hallandoates.com), performing worldwide in a brand new roll as percussionist/background vocalist. Along with this venture, he is a regular on the MTV Live channel and internet smash, Live From Daryl's House, starring Daryl Hall (www.livefromdarylshouse.com).

In between tours with the pop icons and the television show, he is the lead singer for an innovative night club act "The Evolution of Cabaret", co-developed with Stanley Turrentine and Donny Hathaway guitar standout Wali Muhammad. This show puts a new spin on popular classics not yet seen on the jazz club and cabaret circuit.

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105.

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