Date of Birth: October 19, 1960 (58)

Birth Place: Houston, TX, USA
CELEBRATING NAT KING COLE Bows At The West End Lounge, July 19CELEBRATING NAT KING COLE Bows At The West End Lounge, July 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

Waverly | Grace Entertainment will present Celebrating... Nat 'King' Cole, opening at The West End Lounge on Friday, July 19, 2019, starring vocalist, Jordan von Haslow and Jazz pianist Matt Baker. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Jennifer Holliday Captures Hearts As She Lifts The Roof Off Sydney Town Hall For SYDNEY CABARET FESTIVALBWW REVIEW: Jennifer Holliday Captures Hearts As She Lifts The Roof Off Sydney Town Hall For SYDNEY CABARET FESTIVAL
by Jade Kops - Jul 9, 2019

The headline act for the inaugural Sydney Cabaret Festival had audiences captivated as Jennifer Holliday shared personal stories and soaring soul songs in an amazing Australian debut concert. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Inaugural SYDNEY CABARET FESTIVAL Opens In Style With An ALL STAR GALABWW REVIEW: The Inaugural SYDNEY CABARET FESTIVAL Opens In Style With An ALL STAR GALA
by Jade Kops - Jul 7, 2019

Sydney Cabaret Festival Artistic Director Trevor Ashley opened the inaugural SYDNEY CABARET FESTIVAL with a delightful amuse-bouche of performances at the ALL STAR GALA.  (more...)

Jazz At Lincoln Center's Free (and Almost Free) Performances, Cultural And Education Events AnnouncedJazz At Lincoln Center's Free (and Almost Free) Performances, Cultural And Education Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Throughout summer, Jazz at Lincoln Center offers an extensive range of free concerts and cultural events for all ages, including Jazz in Times Square. Jazz at Lincoln Center offers special pricing for students year-round. (more...)

Toni Lamond and More Join The Sydney Cabaret Festival Line UpToni Lamond and More Join The Sydney Cabaret Festival Line Up
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Sydney Cabaret Festival Director Trevor Ashley today announced that Australian Showbiz royalty Toni Lamond will emerge from retirement to perform at a special closing night Showqueen event at the Festival, alongside performances from many of the international Festival guests. Tickets to this one-night only special event, hosted by Trevor Ashley, are on sale from tomorrow at www.sydneycabaretfest.com.au (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Raises More Than $1.3 Million At Annual Backstage FundraiserGeffen Playhouse Raises More Than $1.3 Million At Annual Backstage Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

Geffen Playhouse raised more than $1.3 million for the theater's education, community engagement and artistic initiatives at its 17th annual Backstage at the Geffen fundraiser held May 19, it was announced today. Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon franchise, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls) presented the Artistic Impact Award for Harry Belafonte, which was accepted by daughter Gina Belafonte on his behalf, and Jane Fonda (Grace & Frankie, Book Club, 9 to 5) presented the Distinction in Theater Award to Lily Tomlin. (more...)

Times Square Alliance Announces Schedule For Free Summer Performances & ProgrammingTimes Square Alliance Announces Schedule For Free Summer Performances & Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

This summer, Times Square will once again celebrate New York City's talent, culture, and creativity with concert series on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, ambient music at lunch and happy hour, and coloring and drawing activities for all ages on Wednesdays throughout the summer. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Jazz pianist Matt Baker returned to a capacity crowd at Birdland (315 West 44th Street NYC) with the world premier of his NEW project: A Rhapsody of Gershwin on Monday, March 18 to huge standing ovations! This brilliant show presented a whole new spin on the music one of America's most celebrated composers, with an all-star lineup from the heart of New York's jazz scene. Joining Matt Baker - Piano; were Endea Owens - double bass; Curtis Nowosad - drums; Alex Goodman - guitar; and special guests: Nico Sarbanes- trumpet & voice; and Grammy nominated vocalist Nicole Zuraitis. (more...)

Sydney Cabaret Festival Announced For This WinterSydney Cabaret Festival Announced For This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

July this year will herald the inaugural Sydney Cabaret Festival, celebrating both international and Australian cabaret stars. Tickets will go on sale from 18 March. (more...)

Matt Baker Returns to Birdland with A RHAPSODY OF GERSHWINMatt Baker Returns to Birdland with A RHAPSODY OF GERSHWIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019

Jazz pianist Matt Baker returns to the Birdland stage (315 West 44th Street NYC 10036) with the world premier of a BRAND NEW project: A Rhapsody of Gershwin on Monday, March 18th at 7:00 pm. This show presents a whole new spin on the music one of America's most celebrated composers, with an all-star lineup from the heart of New York's jazz scene. Joining Matt Baker - Piano; are Endea Owens - double bass; Curtis Nowosad - drums; Alex Goodman - guitar; and special guests: Benny Benack III - trumpet & voice; and Grammy nominated vocalist Nicole Zuraitis. This is Gershwin, like you've never heard it. Comprising music from Crazy for You, Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, plus other exciting gems from the classical and popular worlds of George Gershwin, including the haunting Concerto in F! The cover for the show is only $30 with a $10 food / drink minimum. The doors will open at 5:00 pm. (more...)

Fairfield Center Stage Presents DREAMGIRLS March 1-9Fairfield Center Stage Presents DREAMGIRLS March 1-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019

Fairfield Center Stage continues its inaugural season with the award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS, running six performances only, March 1-9. All performances will take place at the theater at Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield CT 06824. Fairfield Center Stage, under the leadership of Executive Producer Eli Newsom and Artistic Director Christy McIntosh-Newsom, has dedicated its inaugural season to putting Fairfield 'center stage' by highlighting several of Fairfield's prominent venues with environmental theater. (more...)

Fairfield Center Stage Presents DREAMGIRLS March 1-9Fairfield Center Stage Presents DREAMGIRLS March 1-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Fairfield Center Stage continues its inaugural season with the award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS, running six performances only, March 1-9. All performances will take place at the theater at Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield CT 06824. Fairfield Center Stage, under the leadership of Executive Producer Eli Newsom and Artistic Director Christy McIntosh-Newsom, has dedicated its inaugural season to putting Fairfield 'center stage' by highlighting several of Fairfield's prominent venues with environmental theater. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Opens This Today, March 1, at Fairfield Center StageDREAMGIRLS Opens This Today, March 1, at Fairfield Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

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DREAMGIRLS Opens This Friday, March 1, at Fairfield Center StageDREAMGIRLS Opens This Friday, March 1, at Fairfield Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2019

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Broadway at the Cabaret: Derek Klena, John Lloyd Young & More!Broadway at the Cabaret: Derek Klena, John Lloyd Young & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2019

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. After Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Highlights this week include Derek Klena, John Lloyd Young, Jennifer Holliday, and more! (more...)

Countess LuAnn De Lesseps And More Come To Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekCountess LuAnn De Lesseps And More Come To Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

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...)

Michael Winther and Matt Baker Come to Birdland TheaterMichael Winther and Matt Baker Come to Birdland Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

A "first-rate singer of unusual refinement" with "a voice that traverses genres" (New York Times), Michael Winther, making his Birdland Theater solo debut, joins forces with award-winning jazz pianist, Matt Baker for a unique mix of classic, romantic standards and contemporary love songs as well as some discoveries from the contemporary musical theater - just in time for Valentine's Day! (more...)

Jennifer Holliday To Join Rob Kevlin At Feinstein's/54 Below Debut ConcertJennifer Holliday To Join Rob Kevlin At Feinstein's/54 Below Debut Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

A beloved, award winning veteran of the NYC music scene, Rob Kevlin has wowed audiences everywhere from Swing 46, the Metropolitan Room, the Master Theatre, and Carnegie Hall.  Now, 'It's a New Day' for the multi-talented singer and performer, who makes his highly anticipated debut at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on Friday, February 22, 2019. (more...)

Is DREAMGIRLS Heading to Broadway in 2019?Is DREAMGIRLS Heading to Broadway in 2019?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Could DREAMGIRLS be steppin' to the bad side on Broadway later this season? An Equity Principal Audition for the production will be held next week at Pearl Studios. An audition listing notes the production will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, produced by Sonia Friedman Production and land on Broadway in 2019/20. (more...)

Julian Fleisher & His Rather Big Band COME TOGETHER At Joe's PubJulian Fleisher & His Rather Big Band COME TOGETHER At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

An OG Joe's Pub VIP, Julian Fleisher continues his current crusade to save the world with song, asking not what he can do for his audience but what his audience can do for itself. "Come Together" combines Fleisher's signature, barn-burning covers of contemporary classics, with original tunes meant to illuminate the spaces where change, love, loss and humor overlap with his evangelical belief that the room that sings together, clings together. (more...)

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