Jessie's Girl, Pink Martini & Martin Sexton Go on Sale Friday at bergenPAC
New shows on sale at bergenPAC:
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11 AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030.
Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl
Jessie's Girl is New York City's ultimate '80's tribute, playing a sold out Back To The Eighties Show every Saturday night at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village. Their primary line-up includes a team of NYC's top rock and pop vocalists: up-and-coming superstar Jenna O'Gara, Off-Broadway's Chris Hall, and renowned "Sting" impersonator Mark Rinzel. They are backed by one of the tightest bands in the city comprised of 20-plus year veterans: Eric Presti, on guitar, Sky on keys, Drew Mortali on bass and Michael Maenza on drums.
The band has performed with a handful of the '80's icons that made their music famous to begin with, including Bret Michaels, MC Hammer, Colin Hay (Men At Work), Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Taylor Dane, Howard Jones, Tone Loc and Rob Base.
Pink Martini with singer China Forbes
Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire around the world by crossing genres, like classical, Latin, jazz and classic pop. Pink Martini was originally founded by Thomas Lauderdale in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes like civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks. The show at bergenPAC will feature singer China Forbes.
Pink Martini's debut album, Sympathique, was released independently in 1997 on the band's own label Heinz Records (named after Lauderdale's dog), and quickly became an international phenomenon. The band has collaborated and performed with artists, like Jimmy Scott, Carol Channing, Jane Powell, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Henri Salvador and Chavela Vargase.
The group's full lineup for the concert will be Thomas M. Lauderdale (piano), China Forbes (vocals), Gavin Bondy(trumpet), Robert Taylor (trombone), Nicholas Crosa (violin), Phil Baker (upright bass), Dan Faehnle (guitar), Timothy Nishimoto (vocals and percussion), Brian Davis (congas and percussion), Miguel Bernal (congas and percussion) and Reinhardt Melz (drums and percussion).
Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton grew up in Syracuse, N.Y., the tenth of 12 children. With more than ten albums released, he's produced a number of hits while staying independent of the music industry's influence and expectations. His latest release, Mixtape of the Open Road, is like musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style, as the listener cruises through time and place. This record is a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls a "soul marinated voice."
Growing up, Sexton fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock 'n' roll. As he discovered the Dusty Old vinyl left in the basement by one his big brothers, his musical fire was lit. He moved to Boston and began to build a following singing on the streets of Harvard Square. In 1992, he sold 20,000 copiesof his self-produced demo recordings, In the Journey, out of his guitar case. From there, he got bigger and sold out venues like New York's Nokia Theatre and L.A's House of Blues.
Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling the Box Office (201) 227-1030. bergenPAC is located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631. Visit www.bergenpac.org for more information.
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area's cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC - the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, "hands-on" training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.