Powerhouse Chanteuse Lisa Donahey Returns With Female-Fronted Homage To Big Band At Upstairs At Vitellos, 3/11
Glenn Miller. Benny Goodman. Count Basie. All names that signify Big Band's big orchestral arrangements. Powerful vocalist and inimitable performer Lisa Donahey will bring to life the era's jazz and swing stylings during her upcoming show, "Just a Broad and a Little Big Band" at Los Angeles' Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City on March 11.
Stepping into the spotlight with a modified big band backing her up on horns, Donahey will share her takes on some of her favorite jazz and big band standards, in addition to unique arrangements of contemporary hits, during this not-to-be-missed 'little big' concert. Following her sold-out show at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood last fall, Donahey decided to bring her upbeat 'Jazzbaret' leanings and expressive vocals, blended with her one of a kind wit and humor, charm and lovely stories to fans, old and new, in this remarkable and intimate venue.
The Berklee College of Music grad will touch upon some of her past works, as well, during the concert, with performances of songs from her previous two studio albums, including her homage to Broadway, "Takes on Broadway," as well as "She's Got It Covered," her cover album. The show will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. for dinner. Upstairs at Vitello's is located at 4349 Tujunga Blvd in Studio City.
Tickets for the performance are $25 for general seating and $40 for VIP, which includes dessert and a copy of Donahey's "Takes on Broadway" album.
Tickets are available for purchase in advance through www.vitellosrestaurant.com or by calling (818) 769-0905. For tickets purchased the day of the show, general seating tickets will be $35 and $50 for VIP. Donahey will next perform as one of the Swell Girls with Swell vocalist Cortes Alexander at Upstairs at Vitello's on March 28th, as part of the debut of his exclusive residency at the venue.
For more information on Upstairs at Vitellos, visit www.vitellosrestaurant.com.