Monday, January 28, 2008

The Metropolitan Room

The Metropolitan Room in New York City is an intimate, cabaret style venue that has seen the best performers grace it's stage. There are two singers who are set to debut there next month and I want to promote their performances, please show your support!

My personal favorite songbird, Tamela D'Amico is giving her east coast debut of her self entitled cd, The Tamela D'Amico Album Feb. 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th. Tamela breathes new life into classic standards of the jazz and big band greats~ her powerful voice and charming stage presence are sure to please. Seeing her in this cozy, upfront atmosphere is something you do not want to miss!

Also playing at The Metropolitan Room is Nicole Dillenberg. A Los Angeles based jazz artist, Nicole will be performing songs from her new show The Popular Songs of World War One Feb. 24th and 25th. Nicole's warm voice is a perfect match for these lovely hits, so expect many classic tunes that were made popular during pre 1920's Americana, songs that were the basis for classic standards in broadway and jazz.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New York City

Just before the New Year, I relocated from Los Angeles back to the East Coast. I am very excited to revisit old New York and the 'Old Hollywood Glamour' of it's past. Theatre, showgirls, the very first movie studios and the birth of television all got their start here before moving to Hollywood. New York is home to some of the finest Art Deco and turn of the century architecture, hot jazz legends and fashion and beauty houses. These fabled treasures are often hidden but deserve to be explored and appreciated. Here's to New York!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Ginger & The Crazy Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra

Los Angeles is home to an all around dynamic performer named Ginger. She is a triple threat and sings with The Crazy Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra, a hot 20's jazz orchestra. I was fortunate to see them perform at The Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo, CA, a movie house dedicated to showcasing silent films.

Ginger, decked out in her finest flapper wear, sang some of the most popular hits from the 20's and 30's including Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway. Listening to the band is like an effervescent nostalgia trip! One of the highlights was Ginger's rendition of Helen Kane's "Dangerous Nan McGrew" complete with flirty western wear. The Music Hall is a hidden gem and really added to their performance with it's lovely decor and lighting. Please check out all the links and give them support!