One of New York City’s premier live music venues, Smoke Jazz Club, today announced its long-awaited reopening. After two years spent reorienting to the pandemic with modified operations including livestreams, sidewalk concerts, and outdoor dining, Smoke Jazz Club makes a momentous return as a world-renowned destination for the best in classic and modern jazz. Acclaimed for its essential music programming and inspired setting, this revered institution has undertaken an impressive expansion and renovation that readies the venerable club for the post-pandemic 21st century. www.SmokeJazz.com
Scott Siegel’s 14th Annual Broadway’s Rising Stars concert will be taking place at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) on Monday, July 18 at 8:00pm, and is the national showcase event for recent graduates of Performing Arts schools from all across the country.Twenty-two up and coming students from prestigious performing arts schools including AMDA, Berklee Conservatory, Brooklyn College, Circle in the Square Theater School, Manhattan School of Music, Marymount, Ithaca College, Northwestern University, NYU’s Tisch & Steinhardt divisions, and more will be participating in the evening. www.TheTownHall.org
Vocalist and archival scholar Candice Hoyes and composer, conductor and pianist Damien Sneed are thrilled to perform the incomparable works of jazz icon Duke Ellington at the upcoming Summer Jazz Festival at Caramoor on July 30. The prolific duo presents Duke Ellington’s On A Turquoise Cloud, a suite of high-flying, lyrical Ellington works that remain as innovative today as they were in Ellington’s time.
Pop icon Debbie Gibson “Out of the Blue” 35th Anniversary Event – August 18 & 21 @ 7pm and Frozen star Patti Murin “Feed Me and Tell Me I’m Pretty” Sept. 3 to 5 @ 7 pm at www.54Below.com
Therese Lee is back Riding the Bus to the Red Carpet on Sept. 17 @ 7 pm at Don’t Tell Mama, with Musical Director Doug Peck, and directed by Jeff Harnar.