Featured Cabaret Performances
Ellington & Company
Standards and lesser-known tunes by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. (Satin Doll, Lush Life, I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good, Everything But You, A Single Petal of a Rose, I'm Gonna Go Fishing and more......)
Breakfast in Paris; Martinis in Manhattan-
Music evoking the ambiance and style of Paris and Manhattan. (La Vie en Rose, I'll Take Manhattan, J'ai Deux Amours, I Love Paris, Drop Me Off In Harlem, Harlem Nocturne, Nudges, The Lady is a Tramp and others.)
She Wrote the Song: Women Songwriters from Tin Pan Alley and Beyond
Songs by women composers and lyricists of American songbook and jazz standards. (Close Your Eyes, Besame Mucho, What a Difference a Day Made, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Willow Weep For Me, and many other surprising numbers!
Bob and Billy: The music of Bob Dorough and Billy Strayhorn,
Bob Dorough, is well-known for music for School House Rock, but he wrote many other songs during his long career, collaborating with Miles Davis, Dave Frishberg, Blossom Dearie, Fran Landesman and other prominent jazz musicians.
Billy Strayhorn, partner to Duke Ellington, was a talented pianist, and composer. One of his best known tunes is Lush Life.
"Life's A Bitch: The Songs and Poetry of Fran Landesman
(November, 2018) Third Life Studio - Somerville , MA
(March, 2019) Cafe Istanbul-New Orleans, LA
(March, 2020) The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, The Palm Court, New Orleans
Devil May Care: The Music of Bob Dorough
Sweet Life: The Music and Songs of Tadd Dameron
The New School, Cambridge MA