HOTLINE MEMBER CABARET EVENT TONIGHT IN NYC: RICHARD MALAVET - THE BILLY ECKSTINE PROJECT - ENCORE!
Critically acclaimed jazz stylist Richard Malavet returns to THE METRO-POLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, June 10th at 7:00 pm with his must-see show: The Billy Eckstine Project: Songs in the Key of "B", for one night only. This is a one night only return performance that has Mr. Malavet revisit another singing idol from the past. Recently, he presented "Very Good Years: The Intimate Sinatra" to rave reviews. And what a band! Joining Richard will be multiple Grammy nominee John di Martino on piano and serving as musical director/arranger, Carlo De Rosa on bass, four time Grammy winner Vince Cherico on drums, Grammy and Latin Grammy winner Peter Brainin on tenor sax and Tim Ouimette on trumpet. Billy Eckstine was the legendary heartthrob (from the same era as Sinatra) who rose to fame with such hits and signature tunes as "Skylark," "I Apologize," "A Cottage For Sale" and "Prisoner of Love." For a while, his career surpassed Sinatra's in airplay and popularity. He made his mark on the Great American Songbook. He also discovered Sarah Vaughan as well as played a major role in bringing jazz icons Miles Davis and Charlie Parker to the public eye. And, he was the very first black romantic singer of his day. Interwoven throughout the show is a fascinating blend of anecdotes and music that showcases the musical mastery and stylish balladry of Eckstine. It shares gems of music history such as how he got his big break thanks to a legendary artist and the jazz innovators/ legends he discovered and mentored during his long and storied career. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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