Photo Flash: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Brings Billie Holiday To Life At ICT Photo Flash: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Brings Billie Holiday To Life At ICT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019

Turn back the hands of time for an intimate evening with legendary jazz songstress Billie Holiday when International City Theatre presents an acclaimed musical portrait of one of the greatest jazz and blues vocalists of all time. (more...)

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Brings Billie Holiday to Life at ICT LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Brings Billie Holiday to Life at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Turn back the hands of time for an intimate evening with legendary jazz songstress Billie Holiday when International City Theatre presents an acclaimed musical portrait of one of the greatest jazz and blues vocalists of all time. With Karole Foreman(ICT's award-winning production of Fences) in the title role, music direction by Stephan Terry and Ebony Rep producing artistic director Wren T. Brown at the helm, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson gets a three-week run Oct. 18 through Nov. 3. (more...)

BWW Review: Sybil D. Jatta Authentically Brings BILLIE HOLIDAY: FRONT AND CENTER BWW Review: Sybil D. Jatta Authentically Brings BILLIE HOLIDAY: FRONT AND CENTER
by Shari Barrett - Aug 1, 2019

When Billie Holiday died in 1959, she left this world a true Jazz icon, revered for her ability to create stage magic as she expressed deep personal, emotional hurt which governed her entire existence and in turn, spoke to millions worldwide. Known as perhaps the first female vocalist to use her voice in the style of jazz improvisation, it takes a special woman to effectively share Holiday's brutally tragic life story as well as her amazing vocal talents. Such is the combination of skills on display by Sybil D. Jatta as BILLIE HOLIDAY: FRONT AND CENTER now onstage at the WACO Theatre Center in NoHo through Sunday, August 18, directed with heart and soul by B'Anca. (more...)

BILLIE HOLIDAY: FRONT AND CENTER Comes to WACO Theater Center BILLIE HOLIDAY: FRONT AND CENTER Comes to WACO Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2019

Billie Holiday: Front and Center, the acclaimed show with songs is written and performed by Sybil D. Jatta, directed by B'ANCA, and presented by Champion Club Productions. Associate producer: Linda Bronson-Abbot. Musical director: Casey McCoy. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents 2019 Weekend Intensive For Showcase Producing Theater Resources Unlimited Presents 2019 Weekend Intensive For Showcase Producing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019 from 10am to 6pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, Studio B (take elevator down to B level). Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https:truonline.orgevents2019-weekend-intensive or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com with questions. (more...)

Jazzmobile, Inc. To Launch Residency At Minton's Playhouse Jazzmobile, Inc. To Launch Residency At Minton's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

Jazzmobile Inc. and Harlem Jazz Enterprises have entered into a new partnership to present live music at the iconic Minton's Playhouse jazz club, 206 West 118th Street, in Harlem. This open-ended residency will begin on Independence Day with pianist Nat Adderley, Jr. and will continue every Thursday evening with a world-class jazz band. The Summer lineup will be announced at the opening celebration on July 4. (more...)

JAZZMOBILE, INC. TO LAUNCH RESIDENCY AT MINTON'S PLAYHOUSE
JAZZMOBILE, INC. TO LAUNCH RESIDENCY AT MINTON'S PLAYHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

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Additional Artists Announced For 2019 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival Additional Artists Announced For 2019 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society announced today additional performances for the 34th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, taking place June 21 to July 1. The Festival lineup now includes headliner Herbie Hancock at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on June 29 as well as genre-bending performances from diverse, cutting-edge artists at Performance Works on Granville Island, Pyatt Hall (843 Seymour Street), and Frankie's Jazz Club (765 Beatty Street). (more...)

Lady Of The Day Is LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Beck Center Lady Of The Day Is LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Beck Center for the Arts to produce Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, featuring regional favorite and talent Nicole Sumlin. (more...)

Lady Of The Day Is LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Beck Center Lady Of The Day Is LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Beck Center for the Arts to produce Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, featuring regional favorite and talent Nicole Sumlin. (more...)

Sylvan Winds Open 2019 Season With HARLEM MOSAIC Sylvan Winds Open 2019 Season With HARLEM MOSAIC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

The Sylvan Winds announce the opening concert of the 2019 Spring Season celebrating music, art, and history. Performing in important cultural and historic New York City buildings, the ensemble creates imaginative and informative programs that reflect the environs of each space. (more...)

Lady Of The Day Is LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Beck Center Lady Of The Day Is LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Beck Center for the Arts to produce Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, featuring regional favorite and talent Nicole Sumlin. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz to Have 46th Anniversary Gala Highlights 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...)

Trenton Rhythm Aces SOLID BRONZE, Releasing Debut With Guests Dean Ween, Kidd Funkadelic and Chris Harford Trenton Rhythm Aces SOLID BRONZE, Releasing Debut With Guests Dean Ween, Kidd Funkadelic and Chris Harford
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Delaware Valley's psychedelic funkateers Solid Bronze are releasing their debut album The Fruit Basket Spring of 2019. The album was recorded at a relaxed pace from Spring 2017 to Spring 2018 by Mickey Melchiondo (Ween, Dean Ween Group, Moistboyz) at his studio in Lambertville, NJ with additional tracking done by the core band members in their respective home studios. Melchiondo produced the record along with singer/songwriter Chris Harford and mastered by Tom Ruff (James Brown, Lester Young, Screaming Females) for Asbury Media in Asbury Park, NJ. The Fruit Basket is being released this May on England's Schnitzel Records. (more...)

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Announced At Tribeca PAC Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Announced At Tribeca PAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

The 47th season of Highlights In Jazz kicks off with an all-star concert featuring pianist/vocalist Daryl Sherman, saxophonist Houston Person, trumpeter Warren Vaché, clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski, pianist Norman Simmons, bassist Boots Maleson, and guitarist James Chirillo, plus a special surprise guest. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season Highlights 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...)

Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season Highlights 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...)

IT CAME FROM BEYOND at Write Act Rep Extended Through Holidays IT CAME FROM BEYOND at Write Act Rep Extended Through Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Producers John Lant and Cornell Christianson with ICFB Productions are pleased to announce the East Coast Off-Broadway premiere of IT CAME FROM BEYOND, a 1950's sci-fi, musical comedy with book by writer / producer Cornell Christianson, music and lyrics by Stephen M. Schwartz and Norman E. Thalheimer and directed by Jim Blanchette. (more...)

WICKED FROZEN Extends Through 2019 at St. Luke's Theatre WICKED FROZEN Extends Through 2019 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Producer John Lant is pleased to announce another extension of the Off-Broadway premiere, and newest hit, WICKED FROZEN, the untold parody musical of some magic ice witch princesses (with unexpected emotional bite), as it rocks out until the end of 2018, and is set to continue through the New Year. All Original songs with book and lyrics by Zoe Farmingdale and music and lyrics by Toby Singer. The production is directed and choreographed by Zoe Farmingdale. (more...)

Birdland Presents The Count Basie Orchestra And More Week Of August 20 Birdland Presents The Count Basie Orchestra And More Week Of August 20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Count Basie Orchestra, Natalie Douglas Tributes: Ella Fitzgerald, The Renee Manning/Earl McIntyre Septet, Nina Storey at the Birdland Theater, and more! (more...)

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