By Sandi Durell
The Theater Pizzazz mantra: “If music was everywhere and in everyone’s life, the world would surely be a better place” . . .
Summer is here! The rain has taken a hiatus (hopefully for a long while) and the cabarets and clubs are busy – performers are everywhere. It’s New York City and talent is limitless as performers beckon audiences. Only in New York, you find the greatest talent in the world!
*Please check the club calendars for complete listings and for schedule changes.
Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54 St. (cellar), 646 476-3551 www.54Below.com (July) Joanna Gleason, Sherie Rene Scott/Norbert Leo Butz, Charles Busch, Telly Leung, 54 Sings Series, Haley Swindal, Lillias White (Aug) Sierra Boggess, Ethan Slater, Michael Feinstein, Lorna Luft, Alice Ripley, 54 Sings Beyonce; more entertainers – check calendar! Gourmet menu!
The Café Carlyle 35 East 76 St. (Madison Ave.) 212 744-1600 –Summer Vacation! Bemelmans Bar (check roster of entertainers)
*Don’t Tell Mama 343 W. 46 St. 212 757- 0788 www.donttellmamanyc.com – featuring the best piano bar in NYC, a sumptuous restaurant, and two cabaret rooms – * Salon Weekly Open Mic; Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway –monthly / Seth’s Talent Show/Mama’s Next Big Act – monthly…(July) Joanna Parson/Elizabeth Inghram, Jen Fellman, Kathryne Langford, Meg Flather, Fred Aiese, Joe Lesky, Evan Buckley, Evangeline Johns, Gerrilyn Sohn, Anthony Santelmo Jr, (Aug) Karren Clementina, Salute to Diana Ross, Aviona Rodriguez Brown, Michael Kirk Lane, Christopher Sanders. . . more. Check Calendar!!
*The Triad 158 W. 72 St, 212 362-2590 www.triadnyc.com –Home of Award Winning Celebrity Autobiography – (July-August) Dorothy Bishop’s Dozen Divas, Phyllis Hyman Tribute, Larry Storch 96 Birthday, Robert Bannon/John Urban, Beverly Taki, Robyn Schall, Laura Fay, Audrey Silver, Best of Adrienne Haan, Queens of Funk & Soul, Gloria Reuben . . . More!
Laurie Beechman Theatre – West Bank Café 407 West 42 St. (bet. 9/10 Aves.), 212 695-6909 www.thewestbankcafe.com (July-August) Le Scandal Cabaret, Yvonne Constant, Honey Davenport, Joey Arias, Jeff Harnar, Jackie Beat, Latrice Royale; more!- Great restaurant menu! Check Calendar!
The Duplex, 61 Christopher St./7th Ave, 212 255-5438 www.theduplex.com piano bar and cabaret theater – (July-August) Lady Mary Pozah,Gothan Rock Choir, Aron Bederson, Gabrielle Elisabeth, Daryn and Darren, Todd Monroe– many more! Check Calendar!
Birdland Jazz/Birdland Theater: Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun in Two Classy Rooms – (315 West 44 St. (bet. 8/9 Ave) 212 581- 3080 www.birdlandjazz.com – Jim Caruso’s Cast Party – Mondays (July) Eric Comstock/Sean Smith/Barbara Fasano, Aisha de Haas, Veronica Swift, Nancy Kelly, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Laura Osnes, Freddy Cole, Konrad Paszkudski/Pasquale Grasso Duo, Cast of Harry Potter, Tori Scott, John Pizzarelli, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Fasano (Aug) Steve Ross, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jane Scheckter, Nicki Parrott, Karen Oberlin, Jane Irving, Max Von Essen, and a whole lot more including lots of jazz greats and a terrific menu.
The Green Room 42 – 570 10th Ave & 42nd St. 646 449-7792 www.thegreenroom42.com Broadway’s Funky Nightclub (July) Frances Ruffelle, Spencer Day, Leslie Jordan, Cast of King Kong, Luba Mason, Adam Pascal, Jaret Landon, Cady Huffman (Aug) Annie Sherman, Cady Huffman, Elizabeth Welch, Ben Bogen, Reeve Carney, Sean Patrick Murtagh – many more and a terrific menu!
The Beach Cafe, 1326 Second Ave. at 70th Street – 212 988-7299 www.TheBeachCafe.com (July – August) Josephine Sanges, Karen Akers
Pangea – 178 2nd Ave (btw 11th & 12th Sts) 212 995 0900 www.pangeanyc.com dinner menu. Check calendar!
Jazz at Lincoln Center www.jazz.org (May-June) – a sampling below . . .
Appel Room – see Fall calendar
Dizzys Club Coca Cola – Allan Harris, Quiana Lynell, Catherine Russell
Rose Theater – The South African Songbook w/Wynton Marsalis
Two E on Open Table – Pierre Hotel 212 940-8113, email TwoE@tajhotels.com, 2 East 61 Street off 5th Ave. – New Monthly Cabaret Series – check calendar.
Iridium Jazz Club Broadway at W. 51 Street, 212 582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com (dinner menu) – check calendar for schedule.
The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32 St, 212 691-9000 www.thecuttingroomnyc.com See calendar.
The Town Hall – 123 W. 43 St., 212 840-2824 www.thetownhall.org
92Y/Lyrics & Lyricists and More – 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415-5500 www.92Y.org – Jazz in July Series. Check calendar.
Merkin Concert Hall – 129 W. 67 St. (212.501-1330 www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org Check calendar.
*Salon – Multiple Award Winning Weekly Open Mic at Don’t Tell Mama Sunday evenings, different performers and hosts, created by Mark Janas, Tanya Moberly, Producer www.donttellmamanyc.com 343 W. 46 St., NYC www.markjanasthesalon.com
The DJango in The Roxy Hotel – #2 Avenue of the Americas, 212 519-6649 www.thedjangonyc.com Jazz artists (small plate menu)
Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge 955 West End Ave. (107th St./West End Ave.) 212.531.4759 www.thewestendlounge.com Open Mic Nites, Bound for Broadway,Comedy, more!
Midtown Jazz at Midday at St. Peter’s Church, Lexington Ave/54 St. Wednesdays, 12:30 pm 212 935-2200 – www.saintpeters.org (Ronny Whyte presents)
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