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Photos: Cabaret Convention Segment Filmed at Table 26 Photo Photos: Cabaret Convention Segment Filmed at Table 26
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 20, 2021

Situated 1,037 miles from Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center is a Cabaret space that recently was utilized as the backdrop for a filmed segment in this year’s Cabaret Convention.  Last night, Jill & Rich Switzer the celebrated South Florida husband and wife musical team entertained an audience at Table 26 in Palm Beach.  

Photos: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings 'Broadway Classics' to The Arts Garage Photo Photos: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings 'Broadway Classics' to The Arts Garage
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 14, 2021

With Ann’s fingers set loose on the keyboard, her notes, harmonies, rhythms and arrangements, intertwining with her lush voice’s theatrical power and improvisational abilities, the night was full of “moments.”

Photos: Jill & Rich Switzer Get Noticed at Table 26 Photo Photos: Jill & Rich Switzer Get Noticed at Table 26
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 13, 2021

Jill & Rich brought along a special guest vocalist last night.  Talented young (12th Grade) vocalist Annie Matot.  Annie is Dick Robinson’s Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook’s Young Artist.

Photos: Nat King Cole's Daughters Attend Clint Holmes Billy Stritch Tribute Show at W Photo Photos: Nat King Cole's Daughters Attend Clint Holmes Billy Stritch Tribute Show at Wick Cabaret Theater
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 10, 2021

There were many highlights in this show, but memorable for me were Clint’s haunting vocal and narrative for “Nature Boy” and Stritch’s wistful rendition of “Somewhere Along The Way.'

Photo Flash: Jill & Rich Switzer Bring Cabaret to Table 26 Photo Photo Flash: Jill & Rich Switzer Bring Cabaret to Table 26
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 25, 2021

Continuing the Thursday night special at Table 26, Jill & Rich Switzer brought their Jazz and Pop music to the delight of the dinner crowd at the popular Palm Beach restaurant last night. 

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Goes Out To Dine And Winds Up Singing For Her Supper at  Photo Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Goes Out To Dine And Winds Up Singing For Her Supper at Table 26
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 30, 2021

A few days post Marilyn Maye’s memorable engagement in the Wick Theatre Cabaret Johnny Carson’s favorite singer was relaxing and dining with friends at Table 26 in Palm Beach.  The other patrons in the restaurant subsequently got an unexpected rare treat. 

Photo Coverage: CBS SUNDAY MORNING and Mo Rocca Attend Marilyn Maye Birthday Performa Photo Photo Coverage: CBS SUNDAY MORNING and Mo Rocca Attend Marilyn Maye Birthday Performance at Wick Cabaret
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 11, 2021

Friends, Celebrities, Fans, Dick Robinson’s Legends Radio, together with Mo Rocca and the CBS Sunday Morning Show crew were all in the Cabaret Room at The Wick Theater last night for a momentous performance by Marilyn Maye on the occasion of her 93rd Birthday.  It wasn’t only CBS that had its cameras on for the big event. 

BWW Review: Marilyn Maye at the Wick Cabaret Photo BWW Review: Marilyn Maye at the Wick Cabaret
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 8, 2021

And now the Wick Theater has deservedly and symbolically been anointed as one of the most important Cabaret venues by another Marilyn - Marilyn Maye, who without doubt is one of the most towering vocalists in American popular music. She began her 4 night engagement last evening in the Wick Cabaret. (The Wick Theatre will be opening shortly).

Photo Coverage: Nicolas King at Wick Cabaret Photo Photo Coverage: Nicolas King at Wick Cabaret
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 6, 2021

Imagine  a night club gig starring  Mel Torme, with Anita O’Day or Ella Fitzgerald as his guest vocalist, and the Oscar Peterson Trio backing them up.  That’s the way it sounded in the Wick Theater’s Cabaret last night as the award winning singer Nicolas King had guest vocalist Veronica Swift and pianist Mike Renzi and trio on the stage with him.  It was a musically sophisticated audience at the dinner tables for this show.. Everyone in the elegant room had reserved well in advance.  

Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch Live and in Person at the Wick Theatre Photo Photo Coverage: Billy Stritch Live and in Person at the Wick Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 30, 2021

Billy Stritch brought the musical elegance of his wildly successful internet show “Billy’s Place” to the glamorous Cabaret Room at The Wick Theatre last night. Miami and Palm Beach celebs turned out for the event as did Billy’s South Florida fans who filled every table in the CDC compliant Cabaret space created by Marilyn Wick.

VIDEO: Watch Derek Klena, Tom Kitt & More on Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party- Live at  Photo VIDEO: Watch Derek Klena, Tom Kitt & More on Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party- Live at 8pm!
by Jim Caruso - Sep 7, 2020

Join the party tonight (8pm) with special guests Warren Wright, Terry Burrell, Tom Kitt, Rich & Jill Switzer, Derek Klena, Brain Carter and Stephen Mahy.

BWW Previews: September 7th Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party Goes Family Hour Photo BWW Previews: September 7th Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party Goes Family Hour
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 3, 2020

Mr. Caruso keeps lining up great guests for his devoted fans.

Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Concludes Engagement at Table 26 Photo Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Concludes Engagement at Table 26
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 13, 2020

Because of the current crisis there may not have been many places on the planet where anyone was smiling last night but for 90 minutes at least, Steve Tyrell was able to remind us that there will be a “Sunny Side Of The Street”. It's one of his signature songs that was used by NASA to wake up the astronauts in space every morning.   Sitting in Table 26 and listening to Steve's song list which had many Great American Songbook tunes on it written during the Great Depression and WWll it reminded me that this too shall pass albeit with some pain.  

Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Returns to Table 26 Photo Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Returns to Table 26
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 9, 2020

There has never been a “menu special” more special than the one that Table 26 served up last night. Steve Tyrell one of the most celebrated crooners of American Songbook standards returned to Eddie & Ozzies popular restaurant and brought the excitement, glamour, and great music that used to reign in the legendary Royal Room back to the Palm Beach area. The food at Table 26 has some secret ingredients that stimulate the palate and Steve Tyrell possesses the melodic secret ingredients that stimulate your musical palate. It's that combination of exceptional melody, harmony, rhythm, and his vocal expression that make the songs of the great American composers and lyricists come to life.

Photo Coverage: Pat Boone Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Debby Boone Concert Photo Photo Coverage: Pat Boone Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Debby Boone Concert
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 8, 2020

The Pat Boone family and the Legends Radio family were on the Eissey Campus Theater Stage last night as the legendary singer/actor/composer received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society for the Preservation of The Great American Songbook and daughter Debby Boone performed a concert that thrilled the Palm Beach audience.

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Celebrates the Swingers at the Kravis Center Photo Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Celebrates the Swingers at the Kravis Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 16, 2020

Michael Feinstein, the artist most thought of when the words “The Great American Songbook” are spoken, returned to one of his musical homes away from home last night. Michael and The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra Big Band filled Dreyfoos Hall at The Kravis Center with the swinging sounds of Frank, Dean, Sammy and Bobby Darin among others.

Photo Coverage: Clint Holmes, Veronica Swift, and Nicolas KIng Bring NEW YORK OLD FRI Photo Photo Coverage: Clint Holmes, Veronica Swift, and Nicolas KIng Bring NEW YORK OLD FRIEND to Live At Lynn
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 5, 2020

Young & Old Friends of great music had much to celebrate at Jan McArt's Live at Lynn University last night. Clint Holmes, Veronica Swift and Nicholas King brought the Musical Review “New York, Old Friend” to the Live at Lynn Theatre Series produced by Jan McArt.

Delray Beach Playhouse to Celebrate New Year's Eve with Two Festive Performances Of J Photo Delray Beach Playhouse to Celebrate New Year's Eve with Two Festive Performances Of JILL & RICH In Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2019

'If nominations for the first couple of Palm Beach County music were held, vocalist Jill Switzer and multi-instrumentalist Rich Switzer would be near the top of the list of candidates,' raved Florida Weekly. They are also the perfect musical couple with which to celebrate New Year's Eve with two amazing performances at the Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 N.W. Ninth Street in Delray Beach (33444).

Photo Coverage: Christine Andreas Plays The Rrazz Room Photo Photo Coverage: Christine Andreas Plays The Rrazz Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 15, 2019

Most performers have a career/performance arc. Oftentimes fans compare early Sinatra crooning to the Chairman of the Board's later rugged vocal swagger. As the years ascend it's not unusual for vocalists to descend a key on the melodic scale. Marilyn Maye connoisseurs marvel at her early recordings but are also completely captivated by the current version of the super singer.

Photo Coverage: Maureen McGovern Plays The RRAZZ ROOM Photo Photo Coverage: Maureen McGovern Plays The RRAZZ ROOM
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 8, 2019

The RRAZZ ROOM audience got a Christmas gift last night, a voice and musician sent from heaven. Maureen McGovern, with her glorious tone, phrasing and dynamics filled the RRazz Room with a performance that was musical perfection. Actually, the same accolades go to her pianist for the evening, the legendary Mike Renzi. His pianistic tone, phrasing, dynamics, and harmonics are equalled by few. Maureen McGovern's voice “gets you” on all levels, she has a compelling Alto, a haunting Mid Range, and a Soprano that possesses the virtuosity to handle her excellent improvisational ability. This was the 45th Anniversary of Maureen's theme song “ The Morning After” which won the Oscar for Best Song of the year 1973 and yes, Jill & Rich Switzer of Legends Radio and everyone else present are talking about Maureen McGovern “ The Morning After”

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