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Yanna Avis

Birth Place: Paris, France

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Yanna Avis makes her mark with her theatrical technique, tongue-in-cheek delivery & sultry sense of humor. The Titian-tressed chanteuse knows how to land a baby grand with style; her sets, peppered with French, American, Spanish, Italian and German songs sizzle in any time zone. 
Her unique style of international cabaret has made her a must-see in New York’s most prestigious rooms, including, The Firebird,  Maxim’s, The Supper Club’s “King Kong Room,” “Feinstein” at the Regency, The Metropolitan Room, Café Sabarsky and Café Carlyle.

At the invitation of maestro Gian Carlo Menotti, she performed at Italy’s famed Spoleto Music Festival. She was the first cabaret artist invited to the legendary festival and after overwhelming success was asked to return to perform at the “Cafe Chantant” on the Piazza. 
On the foreign scene, she has performed in London at the Jermyn Street Theatre and in Mexico city.
Ms. Avis was trained at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Paris.  She performed in various productions both classical and contemporary, including John Guare’s “House of Blue Leaves”,  “Boeing-Boeing”, a big Broadway hit, and she appeared in films and plays on French Television.

After Yanna met her husband Warren Avis, she put her homeland and her career as a noted stage and screen actress behind her and began to perform her own brand of glamorous continental style cabaret in 1992.

Yanna recorded her third album: “Speak Love to Me” with Lee Musiker, following her other two recordings: “Easy Come, Easy Go” and “This Time It’s Love”. Her albums are available in selected stores and on the internet at CD Baby, ITunes, Rhapsody, Amazon etc... including her own website at www.yannaavis.com 



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Photos: DAY OF THE DEAD LIVE! Previews at Brooklyn Art Haus

An intrepid group made the journey to Williamsburg Brooklyn last Thursday night for a preview of a new musical, Day of the Dead LIVE! Check out photos from the big night here!
BWW Exclusive: Peter Gelb Honored At NISS Dinner

Peter Gelb, General Manager of The Metropolitan Opera, was honored at the National Institute of Social Science's 105th Gold Medal Dinner along with Partners in Health co-founder Paul Edward Farmer. One of the nation's oldest honorary societies, the NISS presents Gold Medals to men and women whose lives have manifested the highest achievements and have made significant contribution to society and humanity.
Photo Coverage: Yanna Avis Brings Paris To The Grand Salon at La Goulue

The audience that crowded into the Grand Salon at La Goulue had the best bargain in NYC last night. Their eyes, ears, and taste buds spent a night in Paris for the cost of a pre-fixe dinner and music charge. Yanna Avis created an evening of authentic French Cabaret that brings you to the glamorous place and time when the likes of Cole Porter and other artistic Americans lived in Paris. You didn't have to speak French to enjoy her show, but it seemed that most everyone in the room did, as they joined in when Yanna sang PADAM, PADAM, PADAM, and popular other Chansons. I don't think most of Yanna Avis's sophisticated and well dressed fans needed this special price for the experience as many of them have seen her perform in Europe as well.
Photo Coverage: A Glamorous Night Of Cabaret As La Goulue Presents Yanna Avis

Speaking French wasn't a requirement for a table at Yanna Avis' Cabaret show at the famed French Bistro La Goulue last night but it sure felt like everyone was fluent in the language. PADAM, PADAM, PADAM, an overflow audience could't resist the temptation to sing along with the alluring chanteuse at times who re-located the legendary New York City French establishment to Paris for the evening. Yanna made it a magical evening for all the patrons as they enjoyed the finest in French cuisine and the finest of French Cabaret.
Stars Celebrate SLEEPING BEAUTY DREAMS At The Guggenheim Museum

Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick, Amy Fine Collins, Guy Trebey, and Angela Goding were among those celebrating Sleeping Beauty Dreams last Thursday.
Photo Flash: Elizabeth Segerstrom, Terry Lundgren, Renee Fleming and More Celebrate Henry Segerstrom Film

Henry Segerstrom, philanthropist and visionary developer of California's South Coast Plaza was celebrated at Carnegie Hall by a VIP gathering of philanthropists, cultural dignitaries, filmmakers, performing artists, and leaders of global fashion brands. Scroll down for photos from the event!
BWW Reviews: YANNA AVIS is Again Beguiling and Enticing as She Makes Some Sensual Musical Magic at 54 Below

Since her cabaret debut at Eighty Eight's in 1992, Yanna Avis has played every major room in New York and has become one of the most popular international artists, with a fan base that continues to grow. With her new show at 54 Below (on June 18), Make Some Magic, Avis demonstrated why she is so unique and renowned for classy interpretations of songs from the 1930s to 1940s. Singing in German, Spanish, English and French, Avis sauntered through an hour of what she called "my cabaret," which included her old-world deconstruction of seductive songs recalling an intimate boite style made famous by legendary divas famed for erudite and sexy ditties from a world we'll never see again.
Yanna Avis Returns to 54 Below Tonight

Yanna Avis will return to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, with her new show Make Some Magic tonight, June 18 at 9:30PM. Her previous appearance in April sold-out completely.
Ann Hampton Callaway, Yanna Avis & More Set for 54 Below This Week

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.
Yanna Avis Returning to 54 Below, 6/18

Yanna Avis will return to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, with her new show Make Some Magic on Thursday, June 18 at 9:30PM. Her previous appearance in April sold-out completely.
Patti LuPone, Nellie McKay & More Set for 54 Below This Week

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.
Patti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This Spring

This April and May, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street.
Patti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This Spring

This April and May, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street.
Photo Coverage: Yanna Avis Brings IN LOVE WITH LOVE to Cafe Carlyle

Yanna Avis makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with a new show, titled In Love with Love which will feature her usual sophisticated European cabaret. The program will be multi-lingual from a variety of influences including Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollander and other classics. In Love with Love plays throughMay 16, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:45 p.m. with dusical director David Shenton at the piano, Tony Macelli on bass Rich Mercurio on drums, and Will Holshouser on accordion. Check out photos from the concert below!
Chanteuse YANNA AVIS Sings at Cafe Carlyle, Now thru 5/17

Yanna Avis will be making her Cafe Carlyle debut with a new show, titled In Love with Love which will feature her usual sophisticated European cabaret. The program will be multi-lingual from a variety of influences including Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollander and other classics.
Photo Coverage: Bria Skonberg Brings BRASS AND BELLES to the Cafe Carlyle

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, welcomes award-winning trumpeter/vocalist/composer, Bria Skonberg, for its new 'Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment' at the Cafe Carlyle on April 11-12, 25-26, and May 23-24. Ms. Skonberg's show, Brass and Belles, is a tribute to the historic horn and female vocal pairings of greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge, and more. She is joined by Dalton Ridenhour at the piano, Darrian Douglas on drums, and Sean Cronin on upright bass and vocals. Check out photos from her concert below!
Chanteuse YANNA AVIS to Sing at Cafe Carlyle 5/9-17

Yanna Avis will be making her Cafe Carlyle debut with a new show, titled In Love with Love which will feature her usual sophisticated European cabaret. The program will be multi-lingual from a variety of influences including Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollander and other classics.
Bria Skonberg Plays the Cafe Carlyle Throughout April

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, will welcome award-winning trumpeter/vocalist/composer, Bria Skonberg, for its new "Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment" at the Cafe Carlyle on April 11-12, 25-26, and May 23-24. Ms. Skonberg's show, Brass and Belles, is a tribute to the historic horn and female vocal pairings of greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge, and more. She will be joined by Dalton Ridenhour at the piano, Darrian Douglas on drums, and Sean Cronin on upright bass and vocals.
2012 MAC Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony March 29th

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) has announced the nominees for the 26th Annual MAC Awards. The winners will be announced live at the MAC Awards Show on Thursday, March 29th, at the world-famous B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.
Yanna Avis Returns to the Metropolitan Room, 11/21 & 22

Continental chanteuse Yanna Avis returns to the Metropolitan Room with her critically acclaimed cabaret act, 'Yanna Avis,' on Monday November 21 at 9:30pm and Tuesday November 22 at 7pm. Avis's show, which brought her to the Metropolitan Room for the first time in June, was called 'a textbook study of how different French cabaret is from American' by Stephen Holden in The New York Times.

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