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Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala 2/28, BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts CenterJack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala 2/28, BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today. (more...)

Jazz Vocalist Catherine Russell Comes to Bay Area CabaretJazz Vocalist Catherine Russell Comes to Bay Area Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Bay Area Cabaret welcomes celebrated vocalist Catherine Russell in her Venetian Room debut on Sunday, March 24 at 5 p.m. Ms. Russell will perform selections from her acclaimed show, Harlem on My Mind for which her recording won a 2016 Grammy Nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. For the first time before a San Francisco audience, Ms. Russell will also perform songs from her highly anticipated March '19 release Alone Together ("Errand Girl for Rhythm", "He May be your Dog, but he's Wearing my Collar", "Is You or is You Ain't my Baby"). (more...)

Highlights In Jazz to Have 46th Anniversary GalaHighlights In Jazz to Have 46th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today. (more...)

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 of Ghostlight 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 visit ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/pizzarelli-natkingcole (more...)

Birdland Presents The Saxophone Summit And More Week Of February 18Birdland Presents The Saxophone Summit And More Week Of February 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Pizzarelli Brings Music and Humor To BirdlandPhoto Coverage: John Pizzarelli Brings Music and Humor To Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 7, 2019

One of the funniest stand up comics aroun, John Pizzarelli has the Birdland audiences laughing at his great stories and jokes. (more...)

The MAC's Spot Night Series Welcomes Tony Winner Debbie GravitteThe MAC's Spot Night Series Welcomes Tony Winner Debbie Gravitte
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Tony Award Winner (JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY), Debbie Gravitte is one of Broadway's biggest personalities and she is coming to downtown Milford, CT on Saturday, March 2nd at 8pm for the MAC's Nite Spot Night series in Debbie Gravitte: Live and In Person. This series is produced  in partnership with Pantochino Productions, and all performances are presented at The MAC, located at 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, CT. Debbie Gravitte: Live and In Person features Russ Kassoff, jazz pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and more. The duo will perform a collection of songs from Broadway to Big Band. (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 singer John Pizzarelli and 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:  The 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, Centenially Yours. The second show, American Stories, at 7:30, is a duo show by John and his talented wife Jessica 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...)

Hilary Kole Brings IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD: SONGS OF LOVE & LONGING To The Iridium February 12thHilary Kole Brings IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD: SONGS OF LOVE & LONGING To The Iridium February 12th
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

ScoBar Entertainment presents vocalist Hilary Kole for one night only, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 8 pm at The Iridium with In a Sentimental Mood: Songs of Love and Longing. (more...)

Birdland Presents The John Pizzarelli Trio And More Week Of February 4Birdland Presents The John Pizzarelli Trio And More Week Of February 4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Hilary Kole Comes to The IridiumHilary Kole Comes to The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

ScoBar Entertainment will present vocalist extraordinaire, HILARY KOLE for one night only, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 8pm at The Iridium. (more...)

Birdland Presents The John Pizzarelli Big Band And More Week Of January 28Birdland Presents The John Pizzarelli Big Band And More Week Of January 28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Mary Wilson Of The Supremes Returns To Cafe CarlyleMary Wilson Of The Supremes Returns To Cafe Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Legendary singer Mary Wilson, a founding member of the legendary girl group The Supremes, returns to Cafe Carlyle, May 28-June 8. At Cafe Carlyle, she'll perform favorites from the Great American Songbook, plus a few of her Supreme hits showcasing her legendary smoky voice, as well as share stories from her iconic career. During the intimate set, Wilson will enchant the audience with classic, easy-listening tunes, giving them the chance to witness a diva in her prime. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

John Pizzarelli returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show celebrating 100 years of Nat King Cole, April 30 - May 11. The New York Times has described John Pizzarelli and his wife Jessica Molaskey as "the supreme nightclub act of our time." Jazz Weekly recently raved about his recently Johnny Mercer program: "A gig like this oozes with style, class and fun, with Pizzarelli being one of the best ambassadors for the Great American Songbook. One of his best." The John Pizzarelli Trio will release For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole shortly. (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 of Ghostlight 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...)

Santino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, and More to Celebrate Rodgers & HartSantino Fontana, Lilli Cooper, and More to Celebrate Rodgers & Hart
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

"We'll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy," wrote Lorenz Hart in 1919, at the beginning of his partnership with Richard Rodgers. Now 100 years later Lyrics and Lyricists begins its 49th season with We'll Have Manhattan: Rodgers and Hart in New York, celebrating the team who brought us such enduring classics as "My Funny Valentine," "Isn't It Romantic?," "I Could Write A Book," "It Never Entered My Mind" and over 600 others. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star SeasonHighlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season
by TV News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents BETTY & THE BELRAYSTheater for the New City Presents BETTY & THE BELRAYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

'Bring it On' meets 'Dreamgirls' in the girl-group musical, 'Betty and the Belrays' by William Electric Black aka Ian Ellis James, which will be presented by Theater for the New City January 31 to February 17. The piece tells the story of three white female singers from Detroit who struggle to change a racially divided society by singing for a black record label. Book and lyrics are by William Electric Black. Music is by Black, Valerie Ghent (arranger/keyboards for Ashford & Simpson) and Gary Schreiner. Choreography is by Jeremy Lardieri. Director is Mr. Black. (more...)

Birdland Announces January 2019 ScheduleBirdland Announces January 2019 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star SeasonHighlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

In four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today, 2019's Highlights In Jazz series brings together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. You'll hear unforgettable performances from jazz veterans including Warren Vaché, Houston Person, and Norman Simmons; up-and-comers like Veronica Swift, Christian Sands, and Peter and Will Anderson; and straight-ahead stalwarts such as Steve Turre, George Cables, Buster Williams, along with many more. These gifted players and others will pay tribute to a pantheon of jazz legends, including this year's featured honoree, trumpeter Randy Brecker; plus, the music of Randy Weston, Erroll Garner, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong will also be featured. (more...)

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