Mark Winkler Hosts Double CD Release Party In LA And NYC


Mark Winkler is set to host a double CD Release Party in Hollywood & NYC! Wednesday Aug., 17th Catalina's & Thur., Sept. 8th Laurie Beechman Theatre

Lots of crowd favorites like Somewhere in Brazil and Sweet Spot are on the new disc, as well as Mark's renditions of such standards as But Not For Me and On Broadway-and if the evening isn't stellar enough, he will be joined by a very special guest ---

Phil Swann (his co writer on Play It Cool) who will be having a CD release party for his new album-Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars. Phil's CD is a master class in songwriting and late night saloon singing, featuring the cream of musicians and 10 Swann songs that sound like extra pages from the Great American Songbook.

And if that is not enough-This night is also a celebration for their jazz film noir musical Play It Cool which opens in New York City in early September. Both Mark and Phillip have recorded songs from Play It Cool on their new CDs-so a special evening should be had by all.They will be joined by the Eli Brueggemann quartet-and some surprise guests!

WednesdayAugust 17, 2011
One Show at 8 pm
Special "Recession" cover- $15.00
Dinner is served and excellent
Catalina Bar and Grille
6725 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA. 90068 (Sunset and McCadden)
Reservations: (323)466-2210
Or go to

Thursday Sept. 8, 2011
Two shows: 7 pm and 9:30
$20.00 cover
407 W. 42nd STREEET
New York, New York 10036
Reservations: (212)695-6909
Dinner is served and excellent

Mark Winkler (Sweet Spot Café Pacific Records CPCD10250) Street Date June 2011

Mark Winkler -vocals, Barbara Morrison- vocals, Eli Brueggemann: Piano, Tim Emmons: bass, Steve Barnes: Drums, Bob Sheppard: Sax, Kim Richmond: Sax, Grant Geissman: Guitar, Billy Childs: Piano, Greg Hutchinson: Drums, Anthony Wilson: guitar, Nolan Shaheed: Trumpet, Robert Hurst: bass Luis Conte: Percussion

Sweet Spot is the follow up to Winkler's 2009 CD Till I Get It Right which was chosen as one of the 10 Best Vocal CDs of that year by Jazz Times Magazine. Sweet Spot once again showcases Winkler's skill as a consummate lyricist and singer, but this time features him on 4 standards including On Broadway and But Not For Me, As well as Andre Previn's Like Young and Bobby Troup's Their Hearts Were Full of Spring. The title cut is a Winkler original that is a duet between him and Vocalist Supreme Barbara Morrison, with a guitar solo by Grant Geissman. Always known for the company he keeps, this time he ups the ante with such jazz stars as Billy Childs, Grant Geissman, Bob Sheppard, Greg Hutchinson and Anthony Wilson.

PLAY IT COOL transports you back to the days of film noir and smoky hot jazz in a secret 1953 Hollywood club called Mary's Hideaway. Where men couldn't dance with men and women were expected to know their place in society. It's a show about five individuals: their passions, ambitions and their courage to break the rules no matter what the price.


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