I'm so excited to have this new interview with Klea Blackhurst. Not only does she have one of the best voices around, but she is a terrific interview subject. This time around, Klea & I discuss the 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series which kicks off with Get Happy: Harold Arlen's Early Years, featuring such classics as "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather" and "I’ve Got the World on a String." Get Happy: Harold Arlen's Early Years will play 92Y Saturday, 1/21 - Monday, 1/23!
Entries in Jazz (9)
The New York Pops conducted by master maestro Steven Reineke always puts on a great show with top-notch talent to perform with them! This next concert, entitled Sophisticated Ladies, is no exception! Joining The Pops' are Tony Award nominee Montego Glover, Broadway's Capathia Jenkins, & singer/actress Sy Smith. Sophisticated Ladies, takes place Friday November 13 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall, commemorates the centennial year of the birth of Billie Holiday and celebrates other groundbreaking icons of American popular song, from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughan to Dinah Washington.
Lightening struck twice and Christmas came early as I had the chance to catch up with multi-platinum selling artist and Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway just months after our first interview together! This time around we are talking about her new holiday CD The Hope of Christmas: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings The Songs of William Schermerhorn, a new collection of Christmas songs interpreted by Ann with lyrics by two-time Emmy Award winner William Schermerhorn, and featuring twenty-nine of the world’s best jazz musicians!
For the sixth time in a row, I've had the opportunity to interview Steven Reineke, The New York Pops Musical Director/Conductor. Steven sure had a lot of excitement in talking about The New York Pops' inaugural summer series at Forest Hills Stadium featuring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster on Thursday, August 6 and American band Pink Martini on Friday, August 7 at 7:30pm! My favorite part of this particular interview was learning why The New York Pops' PopsEd Program is so near and dear to Steven's heart! I got all choked hearing him speak his truth so eloquently!
"Call Me Adam" catches up with Award-winning comedian, singer, musician, impressionist Stephen Sorrentino as we discuss his upcoming one-man show coming to NYC's famous Iridium for one night only on January 13, 2015 at 8pm! We also discuss working with Debbie Reynolds, having Bruce Springsteen for a cousin and his Long Island upbringing!