Artists in Partnership (A.I.P.) and the Long Beach Public Library proudly present the 15th Annual Long Beach, L.I. Cabaret Festival from Wednesday, May 17 through Sunday, May 21 , 2017.  All performances are free and open to the public, held in the library’s second-floor performance space, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY, a few blocks from the Long Island Railroad stop.


Nicolas King

The eclectic roster features singers and musicians of different stripes who have won acclaim and awards.   A.I.P.’s special guest star, with a full-length show on Friday May 19, is the sophisticated and beloved singer-pianist Steve Ross, dubbed the “Crown Prince of Cabaret.”

Veronica Swift


Saturday afternoon’s event is a panel discussion, peppered by performances, led by AIP Founder Susan James and cabaret journalist Rob Lester (Cabaret Scenes Magazine, with comments, anecdotes and songs from 25-year-old veteran of cabarets, nightclubs, Broadway (and Liza Minnelli protegé) Nicolas King and 22-year-old jazz sensation, a regular at Birdland, Veronica Swift, first runner-up in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

Complete Roster:

Wednesday, May 17     2 pm  Susan James  “Cabaret Memories”  video clips of previous performers  from the AIP Festival archives will be shown and discussed

Thursday, May 18    8 – Pamela Lewis – Cabaret Performance with Bill Heller on piano and Ritt Henn on bass.

Friday, May 19   8 – Steve Ross  – Cabaret Performance 

Saturday, May 20   1:30 – 4pm  “Conversation on the Arts”  Songs and behind the scenes insights from artists   Veronica Swift, Nicolas King, Joan Jaffe, Joie Bianco, with Matt Baker pianist,Rob Lester and Susan James. 

Saturday. May 20    7 – Nicolas King – Cabaret Performance with Matt Baker on piano; 8:30 -Veronica Swift  – Cabaret performance with Matt Baker on piano.

Sunday, May 21   1:30- 4pm  ” The American Songbook  . . .  Great at Any Age”  

Other Artists:  Joie Bianco, Nyla Robotham, Julian Lerner, Barbara Malley, Ira Lee Collings , Cynthia Crane,  Robin Westle and Jon Weber on piano