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BWW Review: Catherine Russell is Sublime at Birdland Jazz Club Photo BWW Review: Catherine Russell is Sublime at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chris Struck - Feb 18, 2020

Catherine Russell blends her high-energy personality with jazz well, creating an invigorating atmosphere primed for an intimate moment. Her ballads are passionate, and her tributes to jazz greats brought the aura of their heyday to life.

The Old Globe Presents Swing Out at the Globe Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Globe wants to make theatre matter to more people! The Old Globe's Arts Engagement department invites friends, flappers, jitterbugs, and all of San Diego to our latest free AXIS event, Swing Out at the Globe, on Saturday, July 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on the Globe's Copley Plaza, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in Balboa Park, preceding the 2:00 p.m. matinee of Guys and Dolls.

Photo Coverage: Buster Poindexter Returns To Cafe Caryle With New Show
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 30, 2015

Buster Poindexter returned to the Cafe Carlyle last night with his new show and BroadwayWorld was there.

BWW Review: In Birdland Return, Anita Gillette's Songs & Anecdotes Are Charming & Delightful in SO, AS I WAS SAYING . . .
by Alix Cohen - Sep 30, 2015

Ninety percent of the way into her ebullient show last night at Birdland, So, As I Was Saying, Anita Gillette quotes a 1977 review of her performance in Neil Simon's Chapter Two that stated the warmth she exudes could melt glaciers. (The artist wasn't bragging, but was referring to her then difficulty in finding any glaciers, i.e., men to melt.) The description applies today. A packed audience comprised both of devoted civilian fans and theatrical luminaries cheered on the latest iteration of Gillette's dramatized life. Once again directed by Barry Kleinbort with musically directed by Paul Greenwood (who also appealingly sings duets), with Ritt Henn on bass and John Redsecker on drums, the show is as sincere and bubbly as the lady herself.

BWW Review: In Her Return to Birdland, Anita Gillette Tweets Charming Anecdotes and Chirps Delightful Songs in SO, AS I WAS SAYING . . .
by Alix Cohen - Sep 29, 2015

Ninety percent of the way into her ebullient show last night at Birdland, So, As I Was Saying, Anita Gillette quotes a 1977 review of her performance in Neil Simon's Chapter Two that stated the warmth she exudes could melt glaciers. (The artist wasn't bragging, but was referring to her then difficulty in finding any glaciers, i.e., men to melt.) The description applies today. A packed audience comprised both of devoted civilian fans and theatrical luminaries cheered on the latest iteration of Gillette's dramatized life. Once again directed by Barry Kleinbort with musically directed by Paul Greenwood (who also appealingly sings duets), with Ritt Henn on bass and John Redsecker on drums, the show is as sincere and bubbly as the lady herself.

Buster Poindexter Returning to Cafe Carlyle, 9/29-10/10
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 14, 2015

As a founding member of the New York Dolls and in a prolific solo career, David Johansen has been a seminal force in rock and roll, influencing countless singers and bands to this day. Buster Poindexter, Johansen's celebrated alter ego showcases his elegant crooning through R&B ballads. As Poindexter, his previous engagements have been sellouts and he has become one of the most revered artists to grace Cafe Carlyle. In Buster's own words: 'I like to do a show that's a 'total entertainment package' with great songs and a lot of laughter, it's my vision of what great New York cabaret should be. In the all-new show I'm bringing to Cafe Carlyle, I'll be singing songs by Chet Baker, Cab Calloway, Mel Torme, John Lee Hooker, Bobby Rydell, some Broadway, Slim Gaillard, even a Sinatra just to name a few. Playing The Carlyle gives me the opportunity to perform some of the myriad of songs and musical styles that I love and to tell a few jokes. In the Coney Island of my mind, this is the show I'd like to see!' In what continues to become a Cafe tradition, the audience favorite returns to Cafe Carlyle for a two-week residency, September 29-October 10.

40th Annual Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

40th Annual Jazz Record Collectors' Bash will be held this weekend, June 27th - 28th, 2014.

40th Annual Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

40th Annual Jazz Record Collectors' Bash will be held the weekend of June 27th - 28th, 2014.

Hazmat Modine Kicks Off Jewish Museum's SummerNights Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Hazmat Modine will kick off The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights series with tonight's June 27 concert beginning at 7:30 pm.

39th Annual Jazz Record Collectors Bash Set for Today in Iselin, NJ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

The 39th Annual Jazz Record Collectors Bash will be held today, June 21-22, 2013 at the Hilton Woodbridge Iselin, NJ, featuring 78s, LPs, CDs & memorabilia. The Hilton Woodbridge is located at 120 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ (www.hiltonwoodbridge.com).

Hazmat Modine to Kick Off Jewish Museum's SummerNights Series, 6/27
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 10, 2013

Hazmat Modine will kick off The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights series with a June 27 concert beginning at 7:30 pm. The band draws on American music of the 1920s and 30s through the 1950s and early 60s, blending elements of early blues, hokum, jug band, swing, klezmer, New Orleans R&B, and Jamaican rocksteady. This event also includes an open bar with wine and light refreshments. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

39th Annual Jazz Record Collectors Bash Set for Iselin, NJ, 6/21-22
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

The 39th Annual Jazz Record Collectors Bash will be held June 21-22, 2013 at the Hilton Woodbridge Iselin, NJ, featuring 78s, LPs, CDs & memorabilia.

SummerNights Concert Series Begins at The Jewish Museum, 6/27
by Kelsey Denette - May 3, 2013

The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights program returns, with live music in a concert setting on three Thursdays in June and July. This cosmopolitan concert series presents critically acclaimed musicians offering innovative interpretations of music from all over the world. Hazmat Modine kicks off SummerNights on June 27, with high-energy blues, swing, and world-infused jazz. Other scheduled performers include Howard Fishman and his Band, with an exuberant blend of jazz, soul, country, blues, gospel and experimental music; and the all women's klezmer sextet, Isle of Klezbos, playing imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango. Each event also features an open bar with beer and wine. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

The Jewish Museum’s SummerNights Program Returns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2011

The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights program returns, presenting live world music in a concert setting on five Thursdays in July and August beginning on July 7. The July 7 and July 14 concerts are sold out. Tickets are available for the other concerts in the series.

Jewish Museum Hosts SUMMERNIGHTS FIVE-CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2011

The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights program returns, presenting live world music in a concert setting on five Thursdays in July and August.

The Jewish Museum’s SummerNights Program Returns 7/7
by Kelsey Denette - Jun 20, 2011

The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights program returns, presenting live world music in a concert setting on five Thursdays in July and August beginning on July 7. The July 7 and July 14 concerts are sold out. Tickets are available for the other concerts in the series.

Jewish Museum Hosts SUMMERNIGHTS FIVE-CONCERT SERIES
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 19, 2011

The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights program returns, presenting live world music in a concert setting on five Thursdays in July and August.

National Jazz Museum in Harlem Announces September Schedule
by Gabrielle Sierra - Aug 26, 2010

Coming off the heels of the greatest archaeological find in jazz in decades, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem invites you to share in the treasures of the Savory Collection, featuring jazz legends of the Swing Era.

Brooklyn Public Library Announces Free Events For The Month of August
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 29, 2010

This August, programs, classes and events abound at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL.) Enjoy summer reading events for all ages from book discussions to gardening programs. As always, all events are free and open to the public; because times are subject to change, we recommend calling ahead when planning your next visit.