Ghostlight Deluxe Presents John Pizzarelli Trio FOR CENTENNIAL REASONS: 100 YEAR SALUTE TO NAT KING COLEGhostlight Deluxe Presents John Pizzarelli Trio FOR CENTENNIAL REASONS: 100 YEAR SALUTE TO NAT KING COLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint ofáGhostlight Records, has announced the release of For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole - the new album from the JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO - in physical, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, February 8. Following high-profile collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Pizzarelli returns to his roots to honor his hero, the legendary jazz/pop vocalist and pianist Nat King Cole, whose centennial is being celebrated around the world this year with various concerts, books and recordings. For Centennial Reasons completes an epic trio of Pizzarelli albums saluting Cole, starting with Dear Mr. Cole, which helped put Pizzarelli on the map as an influential jazz guitarist and singer in 1994, and continuing with P.S. Mr. Cole, which cemented his legacy five years later. To order the album, please visitághostlightrecords.lnk.to/pizzarelli-natkingcole (more...)

Arturo Sandoval Added To Saturday Lineup At The NEWPORT BEACH JAZZ PARTY Along With Clint HolmesArturo Sandoval Added To Saturday Lineup At The NEWPORT BEACH JAZZ PARTY Along With Clint Holmes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

'We are proud to announce that Arturo Sandoval has been added to the 19th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party lineup in 2019,' begins the event co-producer Paul Lowden. (more...)

John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey Present New Shows At Bay Area CabaretJohn Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey Present New Shows At Bay Area Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Bay Area Cabaret welcomes back world-renowned guitarist and singeráJohn Pizzarelliáand singer Jessica Molaskey, a duo Time Magazine calls the "Astaire-Rodgers of the cabaret world." Bay Area Cabaret audiences will have the chance to see, or choose between, two varied programs: áThe first, at 3:30 is a centennial tribute to Nat King Cole, a Venetian Room regular, whose work is celebrated on Mr. Pizzarelli's upcoming CD,áCentenially Yours. The second show, American Stories, at 7:30, is a duo show by John and his talented wifeáJessica that debuted at Cafe Carlyle and features an eclectic mix of music by George and Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Paul Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Stevie Nicks and the couple's signature mashups and medleys. Aligned both in their love of the American Songbook and their desire to expand and present it to new audiences, Bay Area Cabaret and John Pizzarelli and his wife Jessica enjoy a partnership that reaches back well over a decade. (more...)

John Pizzarelli Honors Nat King Cole At 100 With FOR CENTENNIAL REASONSJohn Pizzarelli Honors Nat King Cole At 100 With FOR CENTENNIAL REASONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint ofáGhostlight Records, has announced the release of For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole - the new album from the JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO - in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, February 8. Following high-profile collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Pizzarelli returns to his roots to honor his hero, the legendary jazz/pop vocalist and pianist Nat King Cole, whose centennial is being celebrated around the world this year with various concerts, books and recordings. For Centennial Reasons completes an epic trio of Pizzarelli albums saluting Cole, starting with Dear Mr. Cole, which helped put Pizzarelli on the map as an influential jazz guitarist and singer in 1994, and continuing with P.S. Mr. Cole, which cemented his legacy five years later. To pre-order the album, please visit the label HERE. (more...)

Singer-Sax Player Supreme Danny Bacher Makes Feinstein's/54 Below DebutSinger-Sax Player Supreme Danny Bacher Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Swingin' singin' soprano saxophone player, Danny Bacher is making his Feinsteins/54 Below debut on Friday, December 21,2018 at 9:30 PM. The CD release concert celebrates the Festive Season and Bacher's new CD, STILL HAPPY. Appearing with him is his band:áBroadway piano legendáAllen Farnhamá( The Lion King) and ace musicians,áDean Johnsoná(bass),áSamuel Martinelliá(drums),áHarry Allená(tenor sax), andáCharles Caranicasá(trumpet). (more...)

More Exciting Programming Coming Up This Week At Feinstein's/54 BelowMore Exciting Programming Coming Up This Week At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Eighth Annual Bickford Benefit Concert Takes The Stage 11/12Eighth Annual Bickford Benefit Concert Takes The Stage 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

The Eighth Annual Bickford Benefit Concert featuring an all-star ensemble of outstanding jazz artists from the Tri-State area comes to the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum for one night only on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM. The ensemble includes trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg, cornetist Warren Vache, trombonist Mariel Bildsten, clarinetist Dan Levinson, pianist Rossano Sportiello, guitarist/vocalist Molly Ryan, bassist Rob Adkins, and drummer Mark McLean.á All of the ticket sales from this concert will go to support programming at the Bickford Theatre. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Abigail Rockwell Shares AUTUMN NOIR Release Date 10/10Singer/Songwriter Abigail Rockwell Shares AUTUMN NOIR Release Date 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Abigail Rockwell's first album as a singer/songwriter, AUTUMN NOIR, is set to be released 10/10. (more...)

Singer-Saxophonist Danny Bacher Performs at The Cutting Room on Sept. 30th - To celebrate the release of his new album "STILL HAPPY"Singer-Saxophonist Danny Bacher Performs at The Cutting Room on Sept. 30th - To celebrate the release of his new album "STILL HAPPY"
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Singer-Saxophonist, Danny Bacher is a fresh new face on the jazz landscape. His clean, crisp delivery is reminiscent of the true greats in entertainment. An engaging stage presence, a smooth-as-silk voice, and the gift of a storyteller all come together to complete his new recording, Still Happy (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show,áAmerican Stories,áNovember 6-17.áThe New York Times recently described John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as "the supreme nightclub act of our time." A world-renowned guitarist and singer, JohnáPizzarelliáhas been entertaining audiences for over 20 years and has established himself as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Jessica Molaskey is a veteran of a dozen Broadway shows including the revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine'sáSunday in the Park with George, which was nominated for nine Tony Awards.áTIMEáhas raved, "Sophisticated, jazzy and engaging, the Astaire-Rodgers of the cabaret world are at the top of their game." (more...)

September Shows Announced At City Winery ChicagoSeptember Shows Announced At City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St) throughout the month. All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages and start at 8:00 p.m., unless noted.á Tickets can be purchased by calling 312-733-WINE (9463) or by visiting www.citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

Film Composer Nan Schwartz to Release New Symphonic Music AlbumFilm Composer Nan Schwartz to Release New Symphonic Music Album
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The world premiere recording of original symphonic music by Grammy« Award-winning composer Nan Schwartz has been released on the Divine Art label (DDA 25165, March 16, 2018). Kevin Purcell conducts the 83-piece Bratislava Studio Symphony Orchestra (Slovakia) and Synchron Stage Orchestra (Vienna). The recording features four works by Ms. Schwartz: Aspirations, Perspectives, Romanza and Angels Among Us, with solo contributions from the Who's-who of New York's finest jazz musicians. (more...)

Hot Jazz and Fabulous Food Featured At Bickford Summer JazzFestHot Jazz and Fabulous Food Featured At Bickford Summer JazzFest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum presents Danny Bacher and his All-Star Band in concert on Thursday, July 12, as part of the popular Summer JazzFest. The show, "Accentuate the Positive," draws on tunes from his soon-to-be-released "Still Happy" CD as well as his exciting salute to Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima from his best-selling debut CD. Danny will also premiere several new arrangements including a tribute to the great Johnny Mercer. The All-Stars will feature Harry Allen on tenor sax, Charlie Caranicas on trumpet, Allen Farnham on piano, Bill Moring on bass, and Alvester Garnett on drums. The food truck picnic begins at 5:30 and the concert at 7:30. (more...)

The Broadway At Birdland Concert Series Presents NEW YORK OLD FRIEND, The Songs Of Ken LaubThe Broadway At Birdland Concert Series Presents NEW YORK OLD FRIEND, The Songs Of Ken Laub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

Birdland Jazz Club will present New York, Old Friend-The Songs of Ken Laub, a celebration of the sights, scenes and relationships in New York City, for one night only as part of the "Broadway at Birdland" concert series, on Monday, June 25, 2018 @7pm. (more...)

Patchogue Theatre's New Jazz Programming Continues This SummerPatchogue Theatre's New Jazz Programming Continues This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Artsáis proud to present Grammy« winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes onáSunday, July 1 at 8 p.m.áand Grammy« nominated jazz pianist, vocalist and songwriter Judy Carmichael in 'Swing Time!' onáSaturday, July 14 at 8 p.m.áThese performances are part of theáJazz Inspiredáseries that Judy Carmichael has curated in partnership with Patchogue Theatre. (more...)

Chick Corea, John Pizzarelli and More Scheduled to Play City Winery Chicago this SummerChick Corea, John Pizzarelli and More Scheduled to Play City Winery Chicago this Summer
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2018

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces versatile jazz master Chick Corea and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, May 31 at noon. All tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

SummerJazzFest Season Announced At The Bickford TheatreSummerJazzFest Season Announced At The Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Music and food always seem perfect together so for Bickford Summer JazzFest the theatre will combine great jazz with some of the region's best food trucks on-site before each concert. Different food trucks will be featured so that both ticket holders and the general public can picnic on the beautiful Morris Museum grounds or tailgate in the spacious parking area from 5:30 to 7:30 on festival nights. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2018

It's not an oxymoron. The Italian Jazz Brunch at Tartina is the coolest thing happening in the Upper West Side (1034 Amsterdam Avenue, corner 111th Street)! Starting on Sunday, April 22, from 12 to 3 pm, guests at Tartina will have an opportunity to indulge in scrumptious culinary offerings while enjoying the smooth sound of jazz guitarist Pasquale Grasso. (more...)

Dick Hyman And Friends Bring HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ to BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts CenterDick Hyman And Friends Bring HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ to BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Jazz fans know they can count on the Highlights In Jazz concert series to showcase the gifted players who shaped jazz history and continue to contribute to its long and rich legacy. This third concert of the 46th season is no exception: The music is sure to dazzle - and swing - when you have such renowned musicians on hand as pianist Dick Hyman, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, bassist Jay Leonhart, saxophonist/clarinetist Ken Peplowski, and drummer/vibraphonist Chuck Redd. (more...)

Ken Peplowski Comes to The Bickford Theatre 5/3Ken Peplowski Comes to The Bickford Theatre 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Jazz clarinetist Ken Peplowski will pay tribute to jazz legend Benny Goodman at the Bickford Theatre on Thursday, May 3.á He and his Sextet, featuring Chuck Redd on vibes, Rossano Sportiello on piano, Sean Smith on bass, Matt Witek on drums, and Hilary Gardner on vocals, remember the great clarinetist in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the famous Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert of 1938. (more...)

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