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Saturday, May 3, 2014

CABARET TONIGHT IN INDIANAPOLIS - TEXAS - SAN FRANCISCO FROM THE HOME PAGE OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET TONIGHT IN INDIANAPOLIS - TEXAS - SAN FRANCISCO FROM THE HOME PAGE OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!

INDIANAPOLIS: MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED JAZZER AT THE CABARET

Jazz Artist Karrin Allyson will perform at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB(121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, May 2nd & 3rd at 8:00 pm. After a dozen releases on Concord Jazz over the course of two decades, and three Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album along the way, the versatile vocalist/ pianist still believes that the emotional connection that takes place in a small, quiet club during the late hours is one of the best parts of the jazz experience. Explore the warmth and depth of an artist who engages with a range of music from Gershwin and Porter to Duke and Thelonious. The evening will feature songs from Karrin's vast career as well as from her newest release, Round Midnight. A multiple Grammy nominee, Karrin Allyson lives in New York City, following a childhood in the Midwest, schooling in the Bay Area, a degree in classical piano performance and important stints in Minneapolis and Kansas City, where she began her recording career with Concord Jazz. Karrin currently spends two days out of three on tour, playing the major jazz festivals, concert venues and clubs of the U.S. and making repeated tours overseas to Brazil, Japan, Australia and the great cities of Europe. With thirteen albums to her name, Karrin is known as a great bandleader and one of the great pleasures of the current scene is listening to her highly developed interplay with her bandmates. There is a $25-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

TEXAS: MUSIC OF THE NIGHT: AN EVENING WITH DAVID GASCHEN

Front Line Productions caps off Season One with Music of the Night: An Evening with David Gaschen to benefit Front Line Productions atGENESIS THEATRE (3100 Independence Parkway, Suite 324B, Plano, TX) on Saturday, May 3rd at 8:00 pm. This intimate cabaret is performed by internationally renowned vocalist and performer David Gaschen. Known as the youngest performer to play the Phantom, David has been featured in over 1300 performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera in productions in Basel, Switzerland, Hamburg, Germany, on tour and on Broadway. David brings his vocal artistry to the stage of Genesis Theatre in an intimate evening of Broadway hits and pop classics. Genesis Theatre. Tickets are $25 at the door only.

SAN FRANCISCO: MARSHA AMBROSIUS AT YOSHI'S

Singer/songwriter & revered platinum-selling R&B/Neo-Soul artist Marsha Ambrosius will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, May 2nd & 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm in support of her new CD 'Friends & Lovers'. What is there not to say about "The Songstress?" Talented singer-songwriter, incredible live performer, revered platinum-selling artist, Grammy nominated and after over a decade in the music game, Marsha Ambrosius is still here. Telling her story, captivating audiences with a perfected freshness and proving that good music will always prevail. Now two years after her solo debut Late Nights & Early Mornings, Marsha Ambrosius is ready to take you on a journey once again with her highly-anticipated sophomore album Friends & Lovers. There is a $30-$45 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: JEREMY JORDAN AT FEINSTEIN'S

Star of stage and screen, Jeremy Jordan, will perform atFEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for four performances only - Thursday & Friday, May 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, May 3rd & 4th at 7:00 pm. Recounting iconic and deciding moments from his budding career, Jordan will perform the songs that have defined his swift rise to stardom. Selections include music from Broadway's Newsies, NBC's "Smash," and his upcoming film, "The Last 5 Years," along with many of his own personal favorites. Often hidden behind the guise of his characters, Jordan makes his solo concert debut exclusively at Feinstein's at the Nikko to tell us a bit of his own fascinating story. There is a $45-$60 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: "THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY" WITH KAREN HIRST

"The Lusty Month Of May", vocalist Karen Hirst's new solo show, will be presented at MARTUNI'S (4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-241-0205) on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm. She will be backed by drummer Roberta Drake and singer/pianist Tom Shaw. The show is a celebration of Spring, the rain, the moon, Broadway, the Great American Songbook, lust, love and MORE... with very special guest violinist, Donny Lobree! Vocalist/ actor/ comedian Karen Hirst is quite the favorite amongst Bay Area women and the appreciative and rollicking audiences she attracts always make her shows a party not to be missed. Spontaneous dancing and sing-alongs invariably ensue! There is a $10 cover.copyright 2014 - See cabaret listings from all over the world at CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET TONIGHT IN BOSTON - TORONTO - WASHINGTON DC - MARYLAND - FROM THE HOME PAGE OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET TONIGHT IN BOSTON - TORONTO - WASHINGTON DC - MARYLAND - FROM THE HOME PAGE OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
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BOSTON: THE REGATTABAR PRESENTS KEVIN HARRIS PROJECT

In a very special follow-up concert to his most recent album, "Museum Vol. 1", New York based pianist Kevin Harris will present new "music exhibits" inspired by his continuous exploration of both visual and poetic art forms atTHE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm . An exceptional set of musicians from Boston and New York, Frank Lacy, Jason Palmer, Edward Perez, and Steve Langone, will accompany Harris on this latest project. Most recently Harris has been present on the national and international scene alongside Greg Osby, Francisco Mela, Avishai Cohen, Eddie Gomez, Jerry Bergonzi, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tommy Campbell, and Strongly believing that communication is what we thrive off as human beings, Harris promises that these new "exhibits" will capture, once again, the attention of his audience's soul. There is a $20 cover.

TORONTO: SATURDAY AFTERNOON YOUNG ARTIST SERIES WITH THE SAM DICKINSON DUO

Pianist Sam Dickinson performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Saturday, Ma3rd at 12:30 pm as part of the clubs Saturday Afternoon Young Artist Series. Sam Dickinson began piano when he was 5, then switched to guitar at the age of 8. He was in the Humber College Community Music program for 6 years beginning in 2004. Sam has played at venues all over Canada as well as in Manhattan, Boston, Washington DC, Louisville, around the Burgundy area of France, and in Atina Italy, sharing the stage with the likes of Danilo Perez, Jerry Bergonzi, Jack DeJohnette, Pat LaBarbara and Kirk MacDonald. He has studied with musicians like Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Brad Shepik, Ted Quinlan, Lorne Lofsky, David Occhipinti, Geoff Young, and Emile D'eon. There is no cover.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: AARON ZUKEWICH

Aaron Zukewich, musician and composer, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Saturday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist series. Aaron grew up playing his Grandmother's piano in Niagara Ontario. He attended Grimsby secondary School, where under the guidance of inspirational music teacher Mark Saresky, he decided to pursue music studies at University. It was also at this time that he first began studying alto saxophone with local jazz saxophonist Harry Garber and found a passion for jazz music. In working towards a music preformance degree from York University Aaron was privaledged to study with two of Canada's top jazz talents, Mike Murley and Kelly Jefferson; and had opportunity to play in a variety of ensembles on saxophone and piano, including York's jazz orchestra, Wind Symphony and Latin Ensemble. Through these he studied and performed with many great musicians, and was especially influence by Kevin Turcotte and Lorne Lofsky. In addition to his solo piano work, Aaron put together the "Hands Together Tio", a Niagara Based jazz group that performs his original, contemporary compositions. There is no cover.

TORONTO: RUDY SMITH QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Port of Spain, Trinidad native Rudy Smith will perform atTHE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 1st through 3rd at 9:00 pm. Smith played his first pan at age six. Largely self-taught, as a teenager he witnesssed and heard some of the greatest pan players: Dudley Smith, Evris Barquain, Theo Stephens, Neville Jules, Spree Simon, Ernest Ferreira, Emanuel Jack Riley, Belgrave Bonaparte, Eamon Thorpe, Gerald Forsythe, Alfred "Sack" Mayers and many many more in my hall of steel pan heroes. These artists had a profound effect on Smith's aspirations. He perfected his unique style by studying jazz luminaries: Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Oscar Peterson and John Coltrane. Mr. Smith has toured internationally and has performed at some of the major clubs and jazz festivals in the USA, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. In a career spanning six decades, alto steel pan player Rudy Smith has built a reputation exploring and bridging the world of jazz with his native instrument, the steel pan, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed and recorded with many jazz musicians and artists from almost every corner of the musical universe. There is a $15-$20 cover.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: JOHN PIZZARELLI AT BLUES ALLEY

John Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, May 1st through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing. For Pizzarelli though, his hero and foundation was Nat "King" Cole and the comparison to his iconic trio is the highest of compliments. He has had a lengthy career as a recording artist, performing for a variety of labels that include Telarc Records, RCA Records and Chesky Records, among others. He has recorded twenty-three albums of his own, as well as other joint recordings with his father, Bucky Pizzarelli. Additionally, he has appeared on more than forty albums of other recording artists, including those of Sir Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Rosemary Clooney and his wife, Jessica Molaskey.

WASHINGTON, DC: ELIJAH JAMAL BALBED QUINTET AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

The Elijah Jamal Balbed Quintet will perform atBOHEMIAN CAVERNS(2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Saturday, May 3rd at 8:00 pm. Saxophonist and composer Elijah Jamal Balbed is a native of Washington, D.C. and has been named Best Tenor Saxophonist (2013) and Best New Jazz Musician (2010) by the Washington City Paper. Elijah cites his many teachers and mentors that steered him in the right direction, to name a few, Joan Rackey, Paul Carr, Charlie Young, and Fred Foss. Balbed's credits reach beyond the district, having performed in cities across the United States, as well as four cities in Japan (Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagano, and Karuizawa). Elijah attended Howard University, where he was a featured soloist in the Howard University Jazz Ensemble (HUJE) and regular member of the HU Jazztet. Call for cover/minimum information.

BETHESDA, MD: JUNIOR "THE WAILERS" MARVIN AND I&I RIDDIM

On Saturday, May 3rd at 8:00 pm, you are invited to join the (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) as they present, for the very first time, a BOB MARLEY CELEBRATION EXPERIENCE. Junior "The Wailers" Marvin, supertalent from Bob Marley's "WAILERS" band, headlines this show performing the Bob Marley classics, as well as creations from his new CD "Junior Marvin's Force One". And, doubling the excitement of the night, I&I Riddim, Washington DC's #1 Reggae Band, will electrify the club with a Caribbean experience unparalled in the Washington DC area featuring the unique vocal stylings of Nickoli and Mitch Michelin, with national recording artist Earl Carter on lead guitar. There is a $20 cover.

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MORE CABARET TONIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY FROM THE HOME PAGE OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

MORE CABARET TONIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY FROM THE HOME PAGE OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!

NYC: STEVE KUHN TRIO WITH STEVE SWALLOW & JOEY BARON AT BIRDLAND

The Steve Kuhn Trio with Steve Swallow & Joey Baron, will perform at BIRDLAND(315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 29th through May 3rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. After making his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer and others, pianist Steve Kuhn moved beyond the powerful influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with incredible technique, sense of dynamics and lyricism. Over the last fifteen years Steve has released critically acclaimed CDs marking a well-deserved career renaissance. Bass guitar master and composer Steve Swallow joined the Paul Bley Trio in 1960, subsequently playing in groups led by Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Art Farmer, Stan Getz and Gary Burton. Rounding out the trio, drummer Joey Baron combines technical acuity with a deep sense of groove. The trio's recent ECM CD, "Wisteria," takes a fresh look at several pieces heard on Kuhn's orchestral, "Promises Kept," alongside the driving hard bop of "A Likely Story," Swallow's "Dark Glasses," Carla Bley's gospel-tinged "Permanent Wave" and the Brazilian flavored "Romance," by Dori Caymmi. There is a $40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DOUBLE FEATURE: OMAR SOSA QUARTETO AFRO-CUBANO AND THE MELISSA ALDANA QUARTET

On Thursday through Sunday, May 1st through 4th, THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) will present a double-feature how featuring The Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano and The Melissa Aldana Quartet , with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano features Omar Sosa (Cuba), piano; Ernesto Simpson (Cuba). drums; Childo Tomas (Mozambique), elec. bass; and Leandro Saint-Hill (Cuba), alto sax & flute. Annually performing upwards of 100 concerts on six continents, Sosa has appeared in venues as diverse as the Blue Note, Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and numerous notable jazz festivals across the globe. He's garnered several Grammy nominations and has released a string of well-regarded solo albums in the last decade. The Melissa Aldana Quartet features Melissa Aldana, sax; Glenn Zaleski, piano; Pablo Menares, bass; Jochen Rueckert, drums. Melissa Aldana recently won the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz saxophone competition where this year's panel of judges included saxophonists Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Watson, Branford Marsalis and Jane Ira Bloom. She was the first female instrumentalist to take first prize in this event since its inception in 1987. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH BRASS BAND AT DIZZY'S

The Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band will perform atDIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday through Sunday, May 2nd through 4th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band was organized in 1970 by banjoist and guitarist Danny Barker, who returned to New Orleans after performing extensively with jazz legends such as Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Cab Calloway, and Charlie Parker. Illustrious alumni of the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band include Wynton Marsalis, Leroy Jones, Branford Marsalis, Herlin Riley, and Dr. Michael White. The band performing at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, comprising Kevin Louis (trumpet), David Harris (trombone), Darryl Adams (saxophone), Jeffrey Hills (tuba), and Terrence Andrews (bass drum), will be joined by another alumnus, legendary drummer and "The King of Treme," Shannon Powell. There is a $40-$45 cover.copyright 2014 - See cabaret listings from all over the world at CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET TONIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY FROM THE HOME PAGE OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET TONIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY FROM THE HOME PAGE OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!

NYC: "PLAYING FOR KEEPS" WITH MARY REILLY AT THE MET

Mary Reilly, brings her latest show, "Playing for Keeps" to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm. Mary debuted this show in Baltimore in November to rave reviews. Working with Mary are her Director Barry Kleinbort, and Musical Director and Accompanist, Christopher Denny. Known for her rich vocal quality and sparkling stage presence, she shares unique interpretations of a wide range of music - gems from the Great American Songbook, Motown, rock, blues, country and musical theater. She will be bringing this show to Davenport's Cabaret in Chicago in June. Mary has studied cabaret with a host of talented performers and musicians including Amanda McBroom, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, Sally Martin, Christopher Denny, Barry Kleinbort, Lina Koutrakos, Rick Jensen, Lennie Watts, Shelley Markham, David Gaines, Jackie Presti and Susan Denny. Mary also participated in the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Center's cabaret workshop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2010.

NYC: TRICULTURAL SINGER EMY TSENG AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

DC-based singer Emy Tseng will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 3rd at 9:30 pm. She is joined on stage by Q Morrow - guitar, David Jernigan - bass, Vanderlei Pereira - drums and Lyle Link - alto sax and flute. With the critically acclaimed release of her debut recording Sonho (meaning "dream" in Portuguese), Tseng establishes herself as a foremost interpreter of Brazilian bossa nova and jazz. Emy began classical piano at age four and started singing in high school. She studied classical voice at the Longy School of Music and sang in early music ensembles in Boston and New York. In New York, she started her jazz studies with the esteemed jazz singer Jay Clayton. Her subsequent teachers include world-renowned Brazilian musicians: bassist Nilson Matta (Trio da Paz, Joe Henderson) in New York and pianist Marcos Silva (Flora Purim & Airto) in Berkeley, CA. Upon moving to DC four years ago, she quickly became part of the DC jazz scene and credits local musicians such as Matvei Sigalov, WayneWilentz, David Jernigan and Leonardo Lucini for mentoring her and helping her develop her musical voice. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: WALL TO WALL CABARET AT SYMPHONY SPACE

Wall to Wall Cabaret returns to PETER JAY SHARP THEATER at SYMPHONY SPACE (2537 Broadway at 95th Street - 212-864-5400) on Saturday, May 3rd from 4:00 to 11:00 pm. This joyous romp through the world of cabaret, from Kurt Weill and Edith Piaf to Cole Porter and Cy Coleman, celebrates the speakeasies and nightclubs of Prohibition, the elegant hotel cabarets and jazz clubs that introduced Sarah Vaughan and Eartha Kitt, and the cabaret renaissance taking place right now with new artists reinventing beloved songs. Hosted by James Naughton, with Wall to Wall Trio (Russ Kassoff: Piano, Jay Arbo: Bass, John Redsecker: Drums) and featuring an impressive roster of surprise guests. The day kicks off with a Master Class by Barbara Cook at 3:00 pm, followed by Wall to Wall performances beginning at 4:00 pm. Wall to Wall Cabaret is part of the Sleeping Around Festival. General Admission is FREE!

NYC: UN-IRONICALLY ENTHUSIASTIC - NERDS ON PARADE

Grab your comic books and don your thick plastic spectacles for the Un-Ironically Enthusiastic concert, Nerds on Parade, at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm. The show is full of fresh tunes by hot composers celebrating all things nerdy and cool. Famous geeks performing include Broadway's Jeremy Kushnier as Tony Stark, Vh1's #shehashadit creator Jarvis Derrell, YouTube sensation BrentalFloss, and Verse Academy's Frantz Jerome. Join the nerd-herd! Nerds Unite! There is an $18 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: AN EVENING WITH UNCLE BONSAI

Seattle super-harmonizers Uncle Bonsai will perform at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Saturday, May 3rd with shows at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Uncle Bonsai are the Tim Burtons of folk music, dark and hilarious but with moments of great insight and beauty. Singers Patrice O'Neill, Arni Adler. and Andrew Ratshin, also the trio's guitarist and primary songwriter, present an often dizzying vocal relay of intricate harmony. The group aligns itself with the underachiever, the dejected, the outsider, the self-downtrodden, in densely-packed lyrics that fly by in a whirr at times and take a skewed stance on topics such as first-world problems, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, and holidays with family. A little like Stephen Sondheim linking arms with Tom Lehrer, with harmonies by the Beatles. Or Frank Zappa cross-bred with Peter, Paul and Mary. Join Uncle Bonsai for its first full concerts in NYC in over 10 years. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. see http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/556091 .

MANHATTAN: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, LE SCANDAL CABARET, continues on Saturdays, at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). In its ninth year, Le Scandal features variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. New performers every week! Expect sword swallowers, belly dancers, rope trick cowboys, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra. For tickets, visit Smarttix at http://www.smarttix.com/ or 212-484-4444. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE LILLIAS WHITE EFFECT AT 54 BELOW

The Lillias White Effect, with Broadway's Lillias White, will be presented at 54 BELOW(254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, May 2nd & 3rd at 8:00 pm. In this brand new concert, audiences can expect to hear the music of Jerry Herman, Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, and more. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Lillias pulls back the show curtain to tell humorous, poignant, and inspiring stories from both her personal and show business lives that she has never shared before, onstage or off. The concert will interweave songs that are career milestones for Lillias, and also songs from the soundtrack of her life. Direction by Will Nunziata. Musical Direction by Billy Stritch. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DREW GASPARINI FEATURING LOLO, ALEX BRIGHTMAN & MORE

After his debut concert sold out in record time, Drew Gasparini has quickly become a club regular (you can't deny the people what they want: more Drew!). He returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, April 3rd at 11:00 pm. True to form, the set list for May will showcase material from all over Drew's catalog ... some songs from here ... some songs from there ... including a collection of brand new work. It will be an evening of entertainment delivered as only this talented goofball can. The evening will feature performances by Lolo (Spring Awakening), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Rozi Baker (Bonnie & Clyde), Jed Resnick (Avenue Q), Kasie Gasparini, Monet Julia Sabel, Emily Kay Shrader, Carolyn Miller, Peter Klein, Natalie Ortega, Justin Luciano, and of course, Drew's fellow (M)orons: Alex Brightman (Big Fish), Andrew Kober (Les Miserables), and F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), accompanied by Drew, Charlie Rosen, Adrien Godat, and Marques Walls. Additional performers to be announced. The concert is produced by Erica Rotstein. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.copyright 2014 - See cabaret listings from all over the world at CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET TONIGHT IN NYC: "PLAYING FOR KEEPS" WITH MARY REILLY AT THE MET

CABARET TONIGHT IN NYC: "PLAYING FOR KEEPS" WITH MARY REILLY AT THE MET

Mary Reilly, brings her latest show, "Playing for Keeps" to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm. Mary debuted this show in Baltimore in November to rave reviews. Working with Mary are her Director Barry Kleinbort, and Musical Director and Accompanist, Christopher Denny. Known for her rich vocal quality and sparkling stage presence, she shares unique interpretations of a wide range of music - gems from the Great American Songbook, Motown, rock, blues, country and musical theater. She will be bringing this show to Davenport's Cabaret in Chicago in June. Mary has studied cabaret with a host of talented performers and musicians including Amanda McBroom, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, Sally Martin, Christopher Denny, Barry Kleinbort, Lina Koutrakos, Rick Jensen, Lennie Watts, Shelley Markham, David Gaines, Jackie Presti and Susan Denny. Mary also participated in the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Center's cabaret workshop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2010. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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MUST SEE CABARET THIS MONDAY IN NYC: CAROL SHEDLIN: CHILD OF THE '30S

MUST SEE CABARET THIS MONDAY IN NYC: CAROL SHEDLIN: CHILD OF THE '30S

Carol Shedlin celebrates her legacy as a Child of the '30s in her newest cabaret show atDON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on four Mondays at 7:00 pm: April 27th, and May 5th, 12th and 19th. She is joined by musical director Jon Delfin at the piano and Saadi Zain on bass. Carol is thrilled to present her sophisticated evening of songs from the 1930s, filled with the romance of that black-and-white, cut-on-the-bias, Art Deco world of "Let's Pretend". Carol sings a collection of often offbeat and quirky (but always beguiling) period tunes, and entertains with her recollections about special moments from her somewhat eccentric, early childhood. Celebrating more than twenty years of "impeccable musical taste," Carol continues her tradition of creating cabaret evenings featuring an intriguing song list, mixing old favorites with lesser-known rarities. Director: Aaron Morishita, There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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MATINEE CABARET NEXT SATURDAY IN NYC: JIM SPEAKE RETURNS WITH 'I AM A BRASS BAND' - THE SONGS OF CY COLEMAN

MATINEE CABARET NEXT SATURDAY IN NYC: JIM SPEAKE RETURNS WITH 'I AM A BRASS BAND' - THE SONGS OF CY COLEMAN
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2014 MAC NOMINEE Jim Speake brings back his acclaimed show celebrating the music of Broadway composer, Cy Coleman: "I'm A Brass Band, Jim Speake Sings Cy Coleman at the Duplex". Performances at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE(61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) are scheduled for Saturday, May 10th at 4:30 pm; Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, May 18th at 4:30 pm. The show is directed by Lennie Watts with musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins, featuring the SRW band. The show includes songs from: "Sweet Charity", "Barnum", "City of Angels", "The Will Rogers Follies", "Seesaw", "The Life", "Wildcat" and more. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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CABARET NEXT WEEK IN NYC: MIKE SCHUIL: TIME IN A BOTTLE - SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS

CABARET NEXT WEEK IN NYC: MIKE SCHUIL: TIME IN A BOTTLE - SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS

Singer/ songwriter Mike Schuil takes his new show 'Time in a Bottle' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 10th at 7:00 pm. The 60s and 70s saw the rise of the singer/songwriter, musicians like Bob Dylan, Jimmy Webb, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon and others. In his new show Schuil revisits and re-imagines the work of these iconic writers in a highly personal show, enhanced by the stunning arrangements of Music Director, Wells Hanley and the beautiful cello of Noah Hoffield, and the direction of Bistro Award winner Gerry Geddes. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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SUNDAY MATINEE CABARET IN NYC: FRANK TORREN - MOMENT TO MOMENT - OPENING SHOW OF 3 SHOW SERIES

SUNDAY MATINEE CABARET IN NYC: FRANK TORREN - MOMENT TO MOMENT - OPENING SHOW OF 3 SHOW SERIES

2014 MAC AWARD nominee (Best Male Vocalist) Frank Torren will reprise his acclaimed 2013 show 'Moment to Moment' at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, May 4th at 4:00 pm; and Wednesdays, May 7th & 14th at 7:00 pm. Musical Director is Rick Unterberg. Theater has been a major part of Frank Torren's life since he was a young lad in the Latin Quarter of Tampa, Florida. His first theatrical pursuit was the lead in the school play, "The Little Dog Laughed." Soon he had teamed up with his sister to perform a dance act which toured all over and even was invited to a festival in Cuba. Over the years, Frank has devoted his professional life to theater, appearing in many musical comedies including Room Service, Say Darling, The Desk Set, Reluctant Debutante, Mary Mary, and the role of Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. He performed with Diana Sands and Julius La Rosa in the first national tour of Hallelujah, Baby; had a costarring role in Zorba with Michael Kermoyan and Vivian Blaine; performed with Ann Reinking in Anything Goes and Jan Peerce in Fiddler on the Roof; toured in the National company of Seesaw with John Raitt and Liz Torres. Now Frank Torren's autobiographical show goes into its second chapter with "Moment to Moment." It's a whole new cavalcade of carefully-selected songs that have much professional and personal meaning for Frank. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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MATINEE CABARET TODAY IN TORONTO: SATURDAY AFTERNOON YOUNG ARTIST SERIES WITH THE SAM DICKINSON DUO AT 12:30 pm

MATINEE CABARET TODAY IN TORONTO: SATURDAY AFTERNOON YOUNG ARTIST SERIES WITH THE SAM DICKINSON DUO AT 12:30 pm

Pianist Sam Dickinson performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Saturday, May 3rd at 12:30 pm as part of the clubs Saturday Afternoon Young Artist Series. Sam Dickinson began piano when he was 5, then switched to guitar at the age of 8. He was in the Humber College Community Music program for 6 years beginning in 2004. Sam has played at venues all over Canada as well as in Manhattan, Boston, Washington DC, Louisville, around the Burgundy area of France, and in Atina Italy, sharing the stage with the likes of Danilo Perez, Jerry Bergonzi, Jack DeJohnette, Pat LaBarbara and Kirk MacDonald. He has studied with musicians like Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Brad Shepik, Ted Quinlan, Lorne Lofsky, David Occhipinti, Geoff Young, and Emile D'eon. There is no cover.
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MATINEE CABARET TODAY IN NYC: WALL TO WALL CABARET AT SYMPHONY SPACE FROM 4:00 to 11:00 PM

MATINEE CABARET TODAY IN NYC: WALL TO WALL CABARET AT SYMPHONY SPACE FROM 4:00 to 11:00 PM

Wall to Wall Cabaret returns to PETER JAY SHARP THEATER at SYMPHONY SPACE (2537 Broadway at 95th Street - 212-864-5400) on Saturday, May 3rd from 4:00 to 11:00 pm. This joyous romp through the world of cabaret, from Kurt Weill and Edith Piaf to Cole Porter and Cy Coleman, celebrates the speakeasies and nightclubs of Prohibition, the elegant hotel cabarets and jazz clubs that introduced Sarah Vaughan and Eartha Kitt, and the cabaret renaissance taking place right now with new artists reinventing beloved songs. Hosted by James Naughton, with Wall to Wall Trio (Russ Kassoff: Piano, Jay Arbo: Bass, John Redsecker: Drums) and featuring an impressive roster of surprise guests. The day kicks off with a Master Class by Barbara Cook at 3:00 pm, followed by Wall to Wall performances beginning at 4:00 pm. Wall to Wall Cabaret is part of the Sleeping Around Festival. General Admission is FREE!

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MATINEE CABARET TODAY IN NYC: KAREN FITZGERALD WITH THE GODDESS REVUE AT 4:00 pm.

MATINEE CABARET TODAY IN NYC: KAREN FITZGERALD WITH THE GODDESS REVUE AT 4:00 pm.

Karen Fitzgerald brings her show The Goddess Revue, to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 2nd at 4:00 pm. After playing dozens of leading ladies in musical theater, e.g. Mama Rose in Gypsy, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, the actress formerly known as Karen Abrami changed her name to Karen Fitzgerald and changed her life as she landed in NYC and began her adorable rebellion. It led her to pleasure class, to her hit solo show, Hot Mama Mahatma and now back to singing as she invites you on the ride to becoming a turned on woman! And she is joined by some of her other rebels in an evening of song, dance, and burlesque (which means there will be partial nudity!) They are: Lauren Abrami, Erica Bryan, Kitty Cavalier, Kelly Garone, Omayra Rolon, Vivi La Voix. Piano Accompanist: Meg Zervoulis. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE - HERE'S TODAY'S CABARET NEWS & LISTINGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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Here are today's cabaret events as listed on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE!

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HOTLINE MEMBER EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: "PLAYING FOR KEEPS" WITH MARY REILLY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

HOTLINE MEMBER EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: "PLAYING FOR KEEPS" WITH MARY REILLY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Mary Reilly, brings her latest show, "Playing for Keeps" to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm. Mary debuted this show in Baltimore in November to rave reviews. Working with Mary are her Director Barry Kleinbort, and Musical Director and Accompanist, Christopher Denny. Known for her rich vocal quality and sparkling stage presence, she shares unique interpretations of a wide range of music - gems from the Great American Songbook, Motown, rock, blues, country and musical theater. She will be bringing this show to Davenport's Cabaret in Chicago in June. Mary has studied cabaret with a host of talented performers and musicians including Amanda McBroom, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, Sally Martin, Christopher Denny, Barry Kleinbort, Lina Koutrakos, Rick Jensen, Lennie Watts, Shelley Markham, David Gaines, Jackie Presti and Susan Denny. Mary also participated in the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Center's cabaret workshop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2010. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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CABARET TONIGHT IN LONDON: MARK LLEWELYN EVANS - "THE BARITONE"

CABARET TONIGHT IN LONDON: MARK LLEWELYN EVANS - "THE BARITONE"

Mark Llewelyn Evans presents "The Baritone" at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, Lodon SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:45 pm. Evans is a true entertainer who captivates all his audiences; from intimate performances to concert halls. They love his stage presence, funny stories, expansive repertoire and stunningly powerful voice, classically trained at the Guildhall School of Music& Drama and the National Opera Studio in London. Mark's performances include both classical and popular songs from his albums, musical hits of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, scores from the movies, and intimate Celtic ballads. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET TONIGHT IN LONDON: HAROLD SANDITEN FLYIN' HIGH AT CRAZY COQS

CABARET TONIGHT IN LONDON: HAROLD SANDITEN FLYIN' HIGH AT CRAZY COQS

Harold Sanditen returns to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday & Saturday, May 2nd & 3rd at 8:00 pm with a brand new show, FLYIN' HIGH!  Having visited 65 countries and counting, Harold will explore the comic side of travel, from Albuquerque to the Zambezi, using the words and music of Cy Coleman, Burt Bacharach, Irving Berlin, Antonio Carlos Jobim and The Beatles to name a few. Call for cover/minimum information.AROLD SANDITEN FLYIN' HIGH AT CRAZY COQS

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Friday, May 2, 2014

CABARET TONIGHT IN INDIANAPOLIS - CHICAGO - SAN FRANCISCO FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET TONIGHT IN INDIANAPOLIS - CHICAGO - SAN FRANCISCO FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
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INDIANAPOLIS: MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED JAZZER AT THE CABARET

Jazz Artist Karrin Allyson will perform at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB(121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, May 2nd & 3rd at 8:00 pm. After a dozen releases on Concord Jazz over the course of two decades, and three Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album along the way, the versatile vocalist/ pianist still believes that the emotional connection that takes place in a small, quiet club during the late hours is one of the best parts of the jazz experience. Explore the warmth and depth of an artist who engages with a range of music from Gershwin and Porter to Duke and Thelonious. The evening will feature songs from Karrin's vast career as well as from her newest release, Round Midnight. A multiple Grammy nominee, Karrin Allyson lives in New York City, following a childhood in the Midwest, schooling in the Bay Area, a degree in classical piano performance and important stints in Minneapolis and Kansas City, where she began her recording career with Concord Jazz. Karrin currently spends two days out of three on tour, playing the major jazz festivals, concert venues and clubs of the U.S. and making repeated tours overseas to Brazil, Japan, Australia and the great cities of Europe. With thirteen albums to her name, Karrin is known as a great bandleader and one of the great pleasures of the current scene is listening to her highly developed interplay with her bandmates. There is a $25-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

CHICAGO: THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC: MAHALIA, MCBROOM, MARCOVICCI ... AND MORE

Carol Weston, Arlene Armstrong, and Ruth Fuerst present 'Thank You for the Music: Mahalia, McBroom, Marcovicci ... and more' at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday, May 2nd at 8:00 pm. The show is a celebration of the vocalists, lyricists, composers and family members who've been the trio's musical inspirations. With musical director Nick Sula, the songs will include Jazz Standards, Gospel, Broadway, Folk and Contemporary Cabaret. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: JEREMY JORDAN AT FEINSTEIN'S

Star of stage and screen, Jeremy Jordan, will perform atFEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for four performances only - Thursday & Friday, May 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday, May 3rd & 4th at 7:00 pm. Recounting iconic and deciding moments from his budding career, Jordan will perform the songs that have defined his swift rise to stardom. Selections include music from Broadway's Newsies, NBC's "Smash," and his upcoming film, "The Last 5 Years," along with many of his own personal favorites. Often hidden behind the guise of his characters, Jordan makes his solo concert debut exclusively at Feinstein's at the Nikko to tell us a bit of his own fascinating story. There is a $45-$60 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SAN FRANCISCO: MARSHA AMBROSIUS AT YOSHI'S

Singer/songwriter & revered platinum-selling R&B/Neo-Soul artist Marsha Ambrosius will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, May 2nd & 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm in support of her new CD 'Friends & Lovers'. What is there not to say about "The Songstress?" Talented singer-songwriter, incredible live performer, revered platinum-selling artist, Grammy nominated and after over a decade in the music game, Marsha Ambrosius is still here. Telling her story, captivating audiences with a perfected freshness and proving that good music will always prevail. Now two years after her solo debut Late Nights & Early Mornings, Marsha Ambrosius is ready to take you on a journey once again with her highly-anticipated sophomore album Friends & Lovers. There is a $30-$45 cover.

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CABARET TONIGHT IN BOSTON - TORONTO - WASHINGTON DC - BETHESDA MD - FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

CABARET TONIGHT IN BOSTON - TORONTO - WASHINGTON DC - BETHESDA MD - FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
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BOSTON: PAUL TAYLOR AT SCULLERS

Paul Taylor is an American smooth jazz saxophonist who has released eight albums since his debut On the Horn in 1995. He will be performing atSCULLERS JAZZ CLUB(400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday, May 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Paul Taylor grew up in Denver, where he took up the saxophone at the age of seven. He played in school bands, and in high school joined a Top 40 band called Mixed Company. Jazz keyboardist Keiko Matsui and her husband, producer Kazu Matsui, discovered him playing at the Catalina Island Jazz Festival and hired him to play in their band. He spent two years with them, and then Kazu Matsui produced his 1995 debut album, On the Horn, which reached the jazz charts and spawned a radio hit in "Til We Meet Again." Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.

TORONTO: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: AARON ZUKEWICH

Aaron Zukewich, musician and composer, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Friday, May 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm as part of the club's Young Artist Series. Aaron Zukewich grew up playing his Grandmother's piano in Niagara Ontario. He attended Grimsby secondary School, where under the guidance of inspirational music teacher Mark Saresky, he decided to pursue music studies at University. It was also at this time that he first began studying alto saxophone with local jazz saxophonist Harry Garber and found a passion for jazz music. In working towards a music preformance degree from York University Aaron was privaledged to study with two of Canada's top jazz talents, Mike Murley and Kelly Jefferson; and had opportunity to play in a variety of ensembles on saxophone and piano, including York's jazz orchestra, Wind Symphony and Latin Ensemble. Through these he studied and performed with many great musicians, and was especially influence by Kevin Turcotte and Lorne Lofsky. In addition to his solo piano work, Aaron put together the "Hands Together Tio", a Niagara Based jazz group that performs his original, contemporary compositions. There is no cover.

TORONTO: RUDY SMITH QUARTET AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Port of Spain, Trinidad native Rudy Smith will perform atTHE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 1st through 3rd at 9:00 pm. Smith played his first pan at age six. Largely self-taught, as a teenager he witnesssed and heard some of the greatest pan players: Dudley Smith, Evris Barquain, Theo Stephens, Neville Jules, Spree Simon, Ernest Ferreira, Emanuel Jack Riley, Belgrave Bonaparte, Eamon Thorpe, Gerald Forsythe, Alfred "Sack" Mayers and many many more in my hall of steel pan heroes. These artists had a profound effect on Smith's aspirations. He perfected his unique style by studying jazz luminaries: Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Oscar Peterson and John Coltrane. Mr. Smith has toured internationally and has performed at some of the major clubs and jazz festivals in the USA, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. In a career spanning six decades, alto steel pan player Rudy Smith has built a reputation exploring and bridging the world of jazz with his native instrument, the steel pan, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed and recorded with many jazz musicians and artists from almost every corner of the musical universe. There is a $15-$20 cover.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: JOHN PIZZARELLI AT BLUES ALLEY

John Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, May 1st through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing. For Pizzarelli though, his hero and foundation was Nat "King" Cole and the comparison to his iconic trio is the highest of compliments. He has had a lengthy career as a recording artist, performing for a variety of labels that include Telarc Records, RCA Records and Chesky Records, among others. He has recorded twenty-three albums of his own, as well as other joint recordings with his father, Bucky Pizzarelli. Additionally, he has appeared on more than forty albums of other recording artists, including those of Sir Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Rosemary Clooney and his wife, Jessica Molaskey.

BETHESDA, MD: INGRATITUDE: A TRIBUTE TO EARTH, WIND & FIRE

"inGratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire" pays homage to one of the most prolific musical groups in history at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Friday, May 2nd at 8:00 pm. Offering an impressive body of familiar Earth, Wind & Fire tunes, specifically those from the classic years between 1973-1983, the band features outstanding singing and instrumental performances, creative choreography and exciting production elements. inGratitude brings together several of the best musicians from the Virginia, Maryland and Washington area under the leadership of founder and lead singer Gene McBride, who is from Alexandria, Virginia. Inspired by Earth, Wind & Fire since childhood, and with a strong falsetto singing voice reminiscent of the great Phillip Bailey, McBride enjoys sharing the Earth, Wind & Fire experience with enthusiastic audiences. inGratitude is also led by Gary and Greg Grainger, original members of the popular Baltimore group. There is a $25 cover.copyright 2014 - See cabaret listings from all over the world at CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

MORE CABARET EVENTS TONIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

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NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE

Featuring the finest musicians in New York! The Birdland Big Band roars into action atBIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) every Friday, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. After work or before a show, drinks or a great dinner, come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. Experience why the BBB is fast becoming the must-see weekly jazz event in New York and kick off your weekend with what critics are calling "the best live music bargain in all of NYC!" There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE KUHN TRIO WITH STEVE SWALLOW & JOEY BARON AT BIRDLAND

The Steve Kuhn Trio with Steve Swallow & Joey Baron, will perform at BIRDLAND(315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 29th through May 3rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. After making his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer and others, pianist Steve Kuhn moved beyond the powerful influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with incredible technique, sense of dynamics and lyricism. Over the last fifteen years Steve has released critically acclaimed CDs marking a well-deserved career renaissance. Bass guitar master and composer Steve Swallow joined the Paul Bley Trio in 1960, subsequently playing in groups led by Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Art Farmer, Stan Getz and Gary Burton. Rounding out the trio, drummer Joey Baron combines technical acuity with a deep sense of groove. The trio's recent ECM CD, "Wisteria," takes a fresh look at several pieces heard on Kuhn's orchestral, "Promises Kept," alongside the driving hard bop of "A Likely Story," Swallow's "Dark Glasses," Carla Bley's gospel-tinged "Permanent Wave" and the Brazilian flavored "Romance," by Dori Caymmi. There is a $40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DOUBLE FEATURE: OMAR SOSA QUARTETO AFRO-CUBANO AND THE MELISSA ALDANA QUARTET

On Thursday through Sunday, May 1st through 4th, THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) will present a double-feature how featuring The Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano and The Melissa Aldana Quartet , with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano features Omar Sosa (Cuba), piano; Ernesto Simpson (Cuba). drums; Childo Tomas (Mozambique), elec. bass; and Leandro Saint-Hill (Cuba), alto sax & flute. Annually performing upwards of 100 concerts on six continents, Sosa has appeared in venues as diverse as the Blue Note, Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and numerous notable jazz festivals across the globe. He's garnered several Grammy nominations and has released a string of well-regarded solo albums in the last decade. The Melissa Aldana Quartet features Melissa Aldana, sax; Glenn Zaleski, piano; Pablo Menares, bass; Jochen Rueckert, drums. Melissa Aldana recently won the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz saxophone competition where this year's panel of judges included saxophonists Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Watson, Branford Marsalis and Jane Ira Bloom. She was the first female instrumentalist to take first prize in this event since its inception in 1987. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH BRASS BAND AT DIZZY'S

The Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band will perform atDIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Friday through Sunday, May 2nd through 4th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band was organized in 1970 by banjoist and guitarist Danny Barker, who returned to New Orleans after performing extensively with jazz legends such as Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Cab Calloway, and Charlie Parker. Illustrious alumni of the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band include Wynton Marsalis, Leroy Jones, Branford Marsalis, Herlin Riley, and Dr. Michael White. The band performing at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, comprising Kevin Louis (trumpet), David Harris (trombone), Darryl Adams (saxophone), Jeffrey Hills (tuba), and Terrence Andrews (bass drum), will be joined by another alumnus, legendary drummer and "The King of Treme," Shannon Powell. There is a $40-$45 cover.

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