The 28th Annual New York Cabaret Convention - New York City Article
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If the late Donald Smith (manager of the legendary Mabel Mercer and creator of the foundation in her name) had not founded the Cabaret Convention in 1989, someone else would have had to have done it; it’s become the kind of event that’s so central to this city’s musical life that we can’t imagine Autumn in New York without it. For over four nights and over 80 different performers altogether, you’ll get to hear just about every worthwhile cabaret artiste (every diva and divo) currently active in the New York scene - and that roster lately goes beyond singers to include the likes of comedian-provocateur Bruce Vilanche and the dazzlingly entertaining jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein. The show that I’m most looking forward personally to is the climactic evening - a celebration of two Great American songwriters, Richard Whiting and Hoagy Carmichael, never before saluted by the Convention, but I wouldn't miss any of the four evenings.
The 28th Annual New York Cabaret Convention
(Presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation)
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th Street, 5th Floor, (212) 721 6500
Monday (October 16) through Thursday (October 19)
Monday, October 16 - Gala Opening Night
Tuesday, October 17 - S’Wonderful: The Music of George Gershwin
Wednesday, October 18 - Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of Cabaret
Thursday, October 19 - Too Marvelous For Words / Stardust: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael and Richard Whiting
Author: Will Friedwald
Will Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR and PLAYBOY magazine and reviews current shows for THE CITIVIEW NEW YORK. He also is the author of nine books, including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.
SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU - NEW REVISED EDITION (Chicago Review Press, May 2018)