Mel Tormé News

Thom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITEThom Southerland to Direct First London Revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed rising star director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. (more...)

Laura Ainsworth Brings 'New Vintage' Style to Metropolitan RoomLaura Ainsworth Brings 'New Vintage' Style to Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Laura Ainsworth grew up watching her dad, renowned big band musician Billy Ainsworth, back such idols as Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme. Today, she keeps the family tradition alive in a style critics have dubbed 'new vintage.' (more...)

Unitard, Adrienne Truscott, 2SCOOPS and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's PubUnitard, Adrienne Truscott, 2SCOOPS and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater has announced its nightly performances running June 28 - July 9, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Second Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz SummitSecond Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Due to popular demand, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces an added second show of Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit. (more...)

Jonathan Karrant to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial in Palm Springs and San DiegoJonathan Karrant to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial in Palm Springs and San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Song stylist Jonathan Karrant returns to the Purple Room & Martinis Above Fourth to pay tribute to the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald 'Jonathan Karrant is one hip jazz vocalists, born to sing and swing with style.'  (more...)

Programming Announced for Mother's Day Weekend at The Iridium!Programming Announced for Mother's Day Weekend at The Iridium!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Iridium has announced its lineup of Mother's Day programming. See the full schedule below! (more...)

ELLA MEETS MEL in Tribute Concert at SideNotes Cabaret at Sunset PlayhouseELLA MEETS MEL in Tribute Concert at SideNotes Cabaret at Sunset Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Award-winning vocalists ELLEN WINTERS and JOHNNY RODGERS pay tribute to jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme in ELLA MEETS MEL, May 18-21, 2017 in the SideNotes Cabaret at Sunset Playhouse. (more...)

George Clooney Sets Off On An Epic Journey To Experience A Cup Above In Newest Nespresso Campaign, 'Comin' Home'George Clooney Sets Off On An Epic Journey To Experience A Cup Above In Newest Nespresso Campaign, 'Comin' Home'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Michael Feinstein Brings THE MUSIC OF MEL TORME to Jazz at Lincoln Center Next MonthMichael Feinstein Brings THE MUSIC OF MEL TORME to Jazz at Lincoln Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Michael Feinstein, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Director of the Jazz & Popular Song series, brings back American Songbook classics for the sixth consecutive year. The second concert of the Jazz & Popular Song series,  this performance is a dedication to Mel Torme, an iconic songwriter called the 'Velvet Fog' in reference to his enchantingly smooth voice. Torme was a remarkable singer with the soothing sound of a classic crooner, deep musical sophistication, and emotional intensity in his treatment of melody. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Cabaret on the Hudson Series continues on April 9 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater. (more...)

Corky Hale to Present Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday at Catalina Jazz ClubCorky Hale to Present Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Acclaimed Jazz harpist-pianist-vocalist Corky Hale will present a 102nd Birthday Show honoring Billie Holiday on Thursday, April 6 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.  Hale is one of the few people still performing who was actually a close friend of Holiday's, playing for her on the 'Stars of Jazz' TV show, and on several recordings and live appearances. (more...)

The Wallis Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Henry Mancini with Star-Studded Tribute on 4/1The Wallis Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Henry Mancini with Star-Studded Tribute on 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the musical legacy of Henry Mancini, one of the world's greatest composers, conductors and arrangers, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. From 'Moon River' to 'The Days of Wine and Roses' to the 'Peter Gunn Theme,' the music of Henry Mancini has helped define American film and television soundtracks for nearly five decades, and earned the legendary composer four Academy Awards, twenty Grammy Awards and numerous other honors, including a U.S. Postage Stamp. The evening not only honors Henry Mancini, but also celebrates Ginny Mancini and the Mancini family with a special performance by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami-their first Los Angeles appearance since their move to Florida-with all proceeds benefiting the artistic, educational and outreach programs of The Wallis. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy CenterMichelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

Enjoy Big Band Sounds with the Capital Jazz Orchestra in April at the CCAEnjoy Big Band Sounds with the Capital Jazz Orchestra in April at the CCA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Big Band sounds of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman are revived as jazz clarinet master and Benny Goodman alumnus Ken Peplowski teams up with the Capital Jazz Orchestra at the historic Capitol Center for the Arts in Downtown Concord on Sunday, April 2 for "Artie, Benny, Woody". Tickets are currently on sale starting at $20, plus any applicable fees for phone/Internet sales.   (more...)

MTV Live Setlist, Front and Center and More This Year The Iridium!MTV Live Setlist, Front and Center and More This Year The Iridium!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

2017 is shaping up to be an eventful year at The Iridium as we continue to host MTV Live Setlist (the episode featuring 'dark girl pop' band MUNA airs this Saturday, February 4 at 9pm ET), and the acclaimed live public television series Front and Center (season 6 airing now at various dates/times across the country)!  (more...)

Renowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only ConcertRenowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Corky Hale, the legendary jazz harpist, pianist and vocalist, will perform her new show, 'An Evening With Corky Hale,' at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., Feb. 1 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

The Russian Center of San Francisco to Present WINTER MUSIC CONCERTThe Russian Center of San Francisco to Present WINTER MUSIC CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Russian Center of San Francisco presents a 'Winter Music Concert' today, January 27th at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm). The evening program will be presented by amazing artists: IAN MAKSIN, VICTOR AVDIENKO, and JULIA ZHAROVA. (more...)

BWW Review: Will Friedwald Pays Tribute to Harold Arlen in New CLIP JOINT at 92YBWW Review: Will Friedwald Pays Tribute to Harold Arlen in New CLIP JOINT at 92Y
by Alix Cohen - Jan 26, 2017

On January 24, Will Friedwald, producer, feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, author of nine books on popular music, countless articles, and liner notes, moved his nostalgic CLIP JOINT series to Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y. For the uninitiated, CLIP JOINT offers curated video clips---many not seen in decades---from a huge vintage collection of quality sources, DVD and 16mm (not downloaded from YouTube). Each themed program features writers, musicians, and/or vocalists associated with our American Songbook. Friedwald's economic commentary, encyclopedic knowledge, and openness to questions is a unique resource for fans and professionals alike. (more...)

TORME SINGS TORME. Steve Torme Pays Tribute To His Legendary Father At The McCallum TheatreTORME SINGS TORME. Steve Torme Pays Tribute To His Legendary Father At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 24, 2017

Steve March Torme, the first-born son of legendary jazz singer Mel Torme presents a magical evening of music and memories on Monday, February 6, at 8:00pm at the McCallum Theatre. Steve March Torme, accompanied by a ten-piece band playing iconic arrangements by Marty Paich, sings his father's best-known songs, interspersed with personal Torme photos and video clips. From the opening strains of "Sweet Georgia Brown" to the up-tempo excitement of Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing," the concert covers a sweeping arc of many of the songs Mel performed over a 50 years plus career, including "Stardust," "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square," "Lulu's Back in Town," and "The Folks Who Live on the Hill." (more...)

The Russian Center of San Francisco to Present WINTER MUSIC CONCERTThe Russian Center of San Francisco to Present WINTER MUSIC CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Russian Center of San Francisco presents a 'Winter Music Concert' on Friday, January 27th at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm). The evening program will be presented by amazing artists: IAN MAKSIN, VICTOR AVDIENKO, and JULIA ZHAROVA. (more...)

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