MUSIC AT THE MANSION Announces Performance with Craig Pomranz, Celia Berk, and Jamie Hartmann on 8/31
NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, August 31, at 3pm. Performers include Jamie Hartmann, Celia Berk and Craig Pomranz. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Talia Wynzel.Jamie Hartmann began performing professionally directly after graduating from California State University Fullerton. She landed a contract with Celebrity Cruises, traveling the world and performing as the lead vocalist in 4 different show ranging from Broadway music, Pop, Rock, Opera, and classic Standards with over 700 performances. Upon moving to NY, she has continued regional theatre work in shows such as Funny Girl (Emma, Fanny Brice u/s) at Riverside Theatre in Florida as well as performing evenings of original material for composers such as the show Picture Perfect by Scott Evan Davis in cabaret venues throughout the city and in Los Angeles. On the larger concert scene, Jamie has been a soloist for both the Long Beach Symphony and South Coast Symphony orchestras alongside such Broadway performers as Tony-winners and nominees: Michael Maguire, Susan Egan, Matthew Morrison, and Danny Gurwin. Jamie's expanded musical interests have taken her into the recording studio with jazz musician, Carlos Homs. Most recently, she created her own one woman show, Dreams and Schemes, and has performed to sold-out audiences at both Don't Tell Mama's and The Metropolitan Room with more nation wide dates to come. Celia Berk has just released her first solo album, YOU CAN'T RUSH SPRING, arranged and conducted by Alex Rybeck and co-produced by Tony award-winning sound designer Scott Lehrer. It is available on iTunes and CD Baby, and is being played on radio stations around the world. The album has attracted attention from some of the most prominent proponents of The Great American Songbook. Michael Feinstein said, "I so enjoy Celia's beautiful vocal sound and style, and her taste in song choices." Rex Reed called her "One of the best singers I've heard in a long time", Jonathan Schwartz added a selection to his playlist and Amanda McBroom described Celia's style as "Splendid, unique and wonderful. Celia delivers the message and heart behind each song with velvet intelligence." In addition to recording, Celia frequently appears in and around New York, often under the auspices of Broadway Concerts Direct. Together with Rich Flanders, she also performs DOUBLE STANDARDS, a program of duets and personal favorites. Celia makes her solo cabaret debut at The Metropolitan Room in New York City on November 23, November 30 and December 6. Craig Pomranz is a highly sought-after studio singer, and worked frequently with composer/artists signed to Arista records. WKRB Radio Host Ron Forman says "a performer that is always a MUST-SEE for me whenever he appears..." Craig has distinguished himself consistently in his live shows by performing music from the Great American Songbook that is not over-recorded, contemporary pop, as well as more unusual songs he has collected from songwriters through the years. Performing classic standards and brand-new material - with his own unique talent and compelling vocal style, Craig offers a one-stop entertainment experience recognized for a timeless style in the tradition of Chet Baker, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra.Pomranz's appearances have proven to be some of the most entertaining evenings of live performance. Pomranz crafts shows that feel freshly minted each night, like a nightclub act at the Copa from the golden days. In addition to his solo performances, he has shared the stage with Dame Cleo Laine, Barbara Cook, Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, Karen Akers and Cissy Houston. Peter Allen, a great fan, supplied him with many songs to sing, one of which, I Never Thought I'd Break, is covered on his debut CD My Heart Don't Skip A Beat. His latest CD More Than A Seasonal Thing has garnered raves such as "an aching and disarming earnestness that demands attention, nakedly emotional and artifice-free" Rob Lester Talkin' Broadway Pomranz headlines at the most celebrated nightspots domestically and internationally, at NY's Metropolitan Room, London's famous Pizza on the Park, Los Angeles Gardenia Restaurant & Lounge and Chicago's Davenports. His previous engagements have garnered universal critical praise. GQ Magazine called Craig "The Tenor of the Times!".
"Music at the Mansion" is a 2013 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) award nominated series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and will feature Deborah Martin on piano. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. Series hostess, Corinna Sowers-Adler, has been nominated as "Best Host of a Variety Show" and "Best Female Vocalist" for the 2012 Broadway World Cabaret Awards. Sowers-Adler was a featured soloist at the 24th Annual New York Cabaret Convention held in the Rose Theater of Jazz at Lincoln Center this past October. She recently made her solo debut at BROADWAY's Supper Club - 54 BELOW. Corinna has also toured and performed her solo cabaret shows Stories, By Request, Songs From the Heart and Let Me Sing and I'm Happy at venues in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida.Tickets for "Music at the Mansion" are $10 per person and are available at the door. Seating begins at 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center is located at 240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ. For more information, please contact info (at) corinnasings.com or call Oakeside at 973-429-0960.