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Nellie McKay
$30.00
Thursday 11/14
7:00 pm
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Singer Songwriter, Pianist, & Actress plays Music from her Brand New EP "Bagatelles" & more!  Live on the Nighttown Stage!  

TWO NIGHT ENGAGEMENT - Thursday 11/14 & Sunday 11/17  

Sister Orchid is Nellie’s seventh album, starting with Get Away From Me  (“a tour de force” – The New York Times), including Normal As Blueberry Pie:  A Tribute to Doris Day (“among the killer overhauls of American standards” – The New York Times) and My Weekly Reader, music of the ‘60s (“..kicks serious butt. The results are beautiful.” – PopMatters), her second collaboration with famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick.  

She has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera, performed onscreen in the films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, and her music was used in Rumor Has It, Monster-in-Law, PS I Love You, Gasland, Last Holiday and Private Life. 

McKay co-created and starred in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and has written three acclaimed musical biographies.

Nellie’s music has been heard on Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Nurse Jackie, and SMILF, and she has appeared on TV shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Ferguson, and The View.  Nellie has made numerous radio appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion, eTown, and Marion McPartland’s Piano Jazz.  

A recipient of PETA’s Humanitarian Award and the Humane Society’s Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is an annoyingly vocal advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals.  She is currently part of the campaign to get horse-drawn carriages off the streets of New York City.  She would like to be friends with Russia, the country with the most nuclear weapons in the world.  We must all be very kind to one another.

“Thanks to (McKay), the Great American Songbook has a living, breathing present as well as a glorious past” – Boston Globe 

“McKay comes on as a Harlem Holly Golightly, a social activist with a disarming mastery of pop vernacular.” – Los Angeles Times


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The Cabaret Project "HUNGERLUST"
$20.00
Friday 11/15
8:30 pm
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Co-Producers/Directors Alexandre Marr & Merissa Coleman bring the Cabaret Project to Nighttown for the first time with "HUNGERLUST"! 

Featuring 10+ vocalists including Pat Harris, Brandy Kay Ria, Brianna Swinford, James Major Burns, Katelyn DeLadurantey, Dominic Ludiciani, and more!                   

Featuring over 15 local vocalists backed with a full band, HUNGERLUST encapsulates a range of musical aesthetics with subject matter exploring the impulses, wild desires, instincts, and natural tendencies of human beings.

Modern repertoire will be performed including selections from Beyonce, Leslie Odom Jr., Florence + the Machine, Lady Gaga, and Kimbra as well as classic selections from Nina Simone and Stephen Sondheim and more.

The Cabaret Project is thrilled to be continuing its mission of bringing a live cabaret scene to Northeast Ohio.


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Sammy DeLeon Latin Jazz Sextet
$15.00
Saturday 11/16
8:30 pm
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Great Lakes Leading Latin Jazz Group live at Nighttown!

Featuring: Sammy DeLeon-timbales, Jackie Warren-piano, Elmer Arocho-bass, Scott McKee-trumpet, Tom First-sax, & Ray Guzman-percussion.

Sammy DeLeon a master timbales player has shared his talent far and wide.  He has appeared in New York, Chicago, Miami, San Juan and points in between.  He is the undisputed leader in latin music in the Ohio area.  Formerly the musical director of Impacto Nuevo, Sammy has been leading his own group since 1996. Equally adept in latin jazz, salsa and merengue, Sammy and his Orchestra make it hard for an audience to sit still. DeLeon has shared the stage with many stars of latin jazz.

He opened up for the late Tito Puente several times in Cleveland and New York City and was a favorite of the late master.  Sammy has collaborated with many of the leading latin musicians throughout the world. They include Humberto Ramirez, Tony Vega, El Gran Combo, and Tito Rojas.  Latin music has enjoyed a great revival in Northeast Ohio thanks to the leadership of Sammy DeLeon and his dynamic Orchestra.

Jackie Warren is one of the most in demand and prolific jazz artists working in the Great Lakes region. On any given night she can be found playing solo, leading her trio, or she may be heard as the featured soloist and arranger for Sammy DeLeon's Salsa and Latin-Jazz ensemble.

Jackie is also a professor of music at Tri-C and has several private students. Jackie gets calls constantly from vocalists who want her to back them, and she is frequently called on to guest with national artists. In the past few years Jackie has performed with David "Fathead" Newman, Bobby Watson, Jane Bunnett, and Gerald Wilson. Her arrangements can be heard on Sammy DeLeon's new CD, and recently she recorded a session in collaboration with the legendary producer Tommy LiPuma.


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Nellie McKay
$30.00
Sunday 11/17
7:00 pm
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Singer Songwriter, Pianist, & Actress plays Music from her Brand New EP "Bagatelles" & more!  Live on the Nighttown Stage!  

TWO NIGHT ENGAGEMENT - Thursday 11/14 & Sunday 11/17  

Sister Orchid is Nellie’s seventh album, starting with Get Away From Me  (“a tour de force” – The New York Times), including Normal As Blueberry Pie:  A Tribute to Doris Day (“among the killer overhauls of American standards” – The New York Times) and My Weekly Reader, music of the ‘60s (“..kicks serious butt. The results are beautiful.” – PopMatters), her second collaboration with famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick.  

She has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera, performed onscreen in the films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, and her music was used in Rumor Has It, Monster-in-Law, PS I Love You, Gasland, Last Holiday and Private Life. 

McKay co-created and starred in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and has written three acclaimed musical biographies.

Nellie’s music has been heard on Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Nurse Jackie, and SMILF, and she has appeared on TV shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Ferguson, and The View.  Nellie has made numerous radio appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion, eTown, and Marion McPartland’s Piano Jazz.  

A recipient of PETA’s Humanitarian Award and the Humane Society’s Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is an annoyingly vocal advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals.  She is currently part of the campaign to get horse-drawn carriages off the streets of New York City.  She would like to be friends with Russia, the country with the most nuclear weapons in the world.  We must all be very kind to one another.

“Thanks to (McKay), the Great American Songbook has a living, breathing present as well as a glorious past” – Boston Globe 

“McKay comes on as a Harlem Holly Golightly, a social activist with a disarming mastery of pop vernacular.” – Los Angeles Times


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Jiri Trtik & Nikolay Puskarev
$10.00
Tuesday 11/19
7:00 pm
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International Chamber Music Live at Nighttown!

An Evening of 4 Handed Piano Compositions by Czech Composer Jiri Trtik with Special Guest Artist Russian Pianist Nickolay Pushkarev!

Jirí Trtík is a Czech composer and conductor. Jirí has earned his Master of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the studio of Keith Fitch. He has also studied composition and conducting at the Prague Conservatory. Jirí has received a number of commissions and performances from world-class performers and ensembles, such as members of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Grammy Award-winning Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Kühn Mixed Choir, the principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra Mark Kosower, and the associate principal bassoonist of The Cleveland Orchestra Barrick Stees.

His works have been performed in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Latvia, United States, and Japan. Jirí has also composed music for several movies, such as “The Hunch”, “Zelená Vdova”, “Jdi dál”. 

Jirí Trtík is a recipient of Second prize (First was not given) and Special Prize for The Best Czech Composition at the International Composition Competition Generace 2019 at the Janárek International Music Festival in Ostrava. He also received first-prize at the Cleveland Composers Guild Fifth Annual Collegiate Composition Competition 2018, and won the WCSMS 2018 Promising Young Composers Competition. In 2018, Jirí Trtík was honored to receive the 2018 Donald Erb Prize in Composition.


Nikolay Pushkarev was born in 1997 in Kiev, Ukraine, in the family of musicians. Since 2016, Nikolay has been studying with Prof. Sergei Babayan in the Cleveland Institute of Music, working towards his bachelor degree. Nikolay has a great practice as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician. He participated in concert tours in Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra squad as a keyboard player. Solo concerts of Nikolay had successes in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Slovenia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Canada and the United States.

Nikolay was awarded at various piano competitions, including “Horowitz-Debut” (Kiev, Ukraine); “Chopin’s Golden Ring” (Ljubljana, Slovenia), International Chamber Ensemble Competition (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Karamanov International Piano Competition in Crimea and Tbilisi International Piano Competition (Tbilisi, Georgia); made appearance as a soloist at Gidon Kremer’s Kremerata Baltica Festival in Sigulda, Latvia.
 


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Charlie Ballantine Trio
$15.00
Wednesday 11/20
7:00 pm
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From Indianapolis!  Dynamic Electric Guitarist combines Jazz, Blues, and Roots for a unique blend!

An arc of mystery and music stretches across America like a vein of gold, an eternal blue highway that grows mired in fable as time both adds to and erases it. What Greil Marcus called “the old, weird America” can be heard in the music of Robert Johnson and Santo and Johnny and Tammy Wynette and Duane Allman, from the dark underbelly birthed in New Orleans that extends across the plains from Bakersfield, California, to Macon, Georgia; from Roscoe Holcomb’s “high lonesome sound” to Bob Dylan’s “wild mercury sound.” And it can most definitely be heard in the reflective, lightning-flash-of-brilliance that is the music of 29-year-old Charlie Ballantine.

Born in the American heartland of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ballantine’s quicksilver guitar is all Fender Telecaster flux and flow, Deluxe Reverb danger and drive. Ballantine has two current releases: Life Is Brief: The Music of Bob Dylan and Where Is My Mind?,  with two albums prior, all drawing from music and experiences documented long before he was born. 

“I've always been attracted to the guys on the outskirts,” Ballantine says from Indianapolis. “Like John Scofield, Bill Frisell, and Jeff Beck; you can call the first two jazz, but a purist might disagree. And I like using distortion and delay and [different] vocabulary, not necessarily playing straight bebop. That’s what’s I’ve always loved, guys who are unique in their approach and who have their own voice.”

Growing up in a musical household, Ballantine was exposed early on to the pop greats, but also the sounds of jazz, blues, pop and rock.  “My parents were born in the 50s,” Ballantine explains. “So I grew up kind of listening to the Beatles, Beach Boys, the Band. I have Sergeant Pepper on one shoulder and Wes Montgomery on the other shoulder, and Hendrix too. So I have all these things, these influences I'm trying to make sense of and give a sense of continuity.” 

Scott Ballantine, Charlie’s dad, fixed his son up with the best: “a handful of CDs by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Wes Montgomery. I really obsessively listened to Hendrix’ Axis Bold As Love.  It has incredible songwriting but also this virtuosic guitar playing on every song. I've always loved great guitar players, but when matched with a beautiful song that's the perfect storm and on that record that’s exactly what Hendrix does.”

When not playing and practicing, Ballantine followed his dad from club to club.

“Being old enough to see my dad play a trio gig at a blues club when I was 15 or being able to sit in the back and watch him play, it was pretty awesome. It took me that long to appreciate that I was watching some really heavy musicians. It was contagious for me.

“He’d give me a lesson every few months,” he continues, “more importantly, he gave me all the right things to listen to. Then he showed me the guitar player’s guitar players like Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan, and Guthrie Trapp and Johnny Highland, modern Nashville players we still go to see.”

Ballantine graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with a degree in Jazz Studies; he currently teaches guitar performance at Marian University in Indianapolis.


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Pete Cavano
$10.00
Thursday 11/21
8:00 pm
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A Night of Solo Guitar from North Coast String Master!

It has been an honor and privilege to perform with artists as diverse as the late Robert Lockwood Jr., and local legends Anne E. Dechant, Wallace Coleman, Mr. Stress, and Colin Dussault, to name just a few.

In addition to my local work, I have been an annual performer at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention held in Nashville. This is a showcase of the best solo guitarists from around the world and I am humbled to be in their ranks.

Though I will continue to “sit in” with notable local bands, for the last 20 years I have concentrated on solo guitar. Covering everything from Bach to the Beatles, I have developed a broad repertoire which I can adapt to any audience.


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Alex Bugnon
$30.00
Friday 11/22
8:00 pm
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Saturday 11/23
8:00 pm
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Pianist & Contemporary Jazz Superstar and His Group back on the Nighttown Stage for Exciting Weekend!

Montreux-reared Bugnon studied at a music conservatory in Paris before coming to America to continue at Boston’s famed Berklee School of Music. He spent a lot of time playing not only jazz but gospel, gigging on that time-honored southern circuit. Upon graduation he moved to New York. After spending a year driving taxicabs and teaching French at the Berlitz School, he found initial work backing R&B stars such as Patti Austin & James Ingram and Keith Sweat. It was through backing Freddie Jackson that he made the contact at then-new Orpheus Records where he recorded his first two CDs Love Season (1989) and Head Over Heels (1991), making his deepest first impressions with R&B audiences as a soulful instrumentalist du jour. A switch to Sony’s Epic Records family yielded 107 Degrees in the Shade (1991) and This Time Around (1993), upon which time he jumped to RCA Records for Tales from the Bright Side (1995). From there he segued into the four albums he did for Narada Records, an associated label that specialized in smooth jazz and new age.

Beyond his recordings, Alex has built a loyal fan base through constant touring on the club and jazz festival circuits. Just last year he passed the great Dizzy Gillespie’s record of playing Washington, D.C.’s Blues Alley for 12 consecutive Thanksgivings with his own lucky 13th visit. That most recent gig found his new music from Going Home receiving quite the warm welcome. “People in their 40s, 50s and 60s that have all of my CDs were raving about the new songs,” he beams. “At the same time, college students that are more likely to be Radiohead fans were coming up to me saying, ‘I really dug that ‘Silver Finger’ song, man’ - which was really nice to hear!”

 


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Philippe Lemm Trio
$20.00
Sunday 11/24
7:00 pm
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From France!  Drummer extraordinaire from Paris based in NYC leads his Trio playing music from their new CD "City Birds" Live at Nighttown!

Featuring: Philippe Lemm-drums & leader, Angelo Di Loreto-piano, & Jeff Koch-bass.

The Philippe Lemm Trio is continually proving to be one of the most exciting and electrifying jazz trio's around today. Led at the helm by drummer Philippe Lemm, the group met in New York in 2011, and after one session together, realized that their undeniable chemistry was one that needed to be taken and shared with the world.

Comprised of three musicians with exceptional command of their instruments, the group's repertoire draws heavily from re-imaginations of jazz standards in a way that both defies genre and corresponds to any modern jazz fan.

The group uses their trust and understanding of one another's musical tendencies to create passionate musical soundscapes, which range from traditional jazz to the progressive rock/classical-influenced music.

 Hearing the trio is a special and unforgettable experience, and you will be captivated after listening to one piece."

Their TV appearance on the TV-show Vrije Geluiden led to sold out concerts throughout The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany on the first half of their European CD release tour.

The trio has performed on stages like: North Sea Jazz Festival,  Blue Note Note NYC, Kennedy Center, Ronnie Scotts, Pori Jazz Festival and Concertgebouw


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Rachel Brown & The Beatnik Playboys
$15.00
Tuesday 11/26
7:00 pm
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Vocalist, pianist, & singer/songwriter & Band live at Nighttown!  Special Holiday Show!

Featuring: Rachel Brown-piano & vocals, Dave Huddleston-guitar, Bill Watson-bass, & Roy King-drums & Special Guest Emma Shook-violin.

Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys are a delicious musical anachronism – Americana music of today that seems like it could have come from a time when milk came in glass bottles and doctors still made house calls. Powered by singer-songwriter Brown’s multi-octave voice, fed by guitarist Dave Huddleston’s tasty licks and harmonies, decorated by the smooth grooves of string bassist Bill Watson and drummer Roy King, the band journeys through the musical landscape of country, jazz, blues and gospel on a trip you want to take over and over.

Rachel has opened for many top artists including  Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Peter Cooper & Eric Brace, Nathan Bell,  Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bill Kirchen, Chuck Mead, Phil Lee, Loretta Lynn, Ray Stevens, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Vern Gosdin, Clint Black , Alan Jackson, Aaron Tippin, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley,Richie Furay, Donna the Buffalo, The Carpenter Ants, Little Jimmy Dickens, Southern Pacific, Ricky Scaggs, David Jacobs Strain  and The Judds. Rachel is also a music teacher for the Elyria City School District.


Bill Watson has had an extensive and successful career out of performing music for many years. Currently, you can also find Bill playing with "The Numbers Band" (since 1990), "Hillbilly Idol" (since 1990), "Alex Bevan" (since 1988) and "Clearfork" (since 1990). Some of you may remember seeing Bill perform with "The Damn Band" (1991), "Reckless Abandon" (1987), "Mimi Hart & The Bopkats" (1984-86), "Deadly Ernest & The Honky Tonk Heroes" (1981-84), "Gopher Broke Swing Band" (1977-1981), "Smackinrrouge" and "Better 'n Bacon Band" (pre 1977).

Roy King has had the pleasure of performing with living legends like Mose Allison, Bucky Pizzerelli, Eddie Bo, Johnny Gimble and Jay McShann to great local heroes such as Alex Bevan, the Gopher Broke Swing Band, pianists Mike Petrone and Joe Hunter. Roy currently teaches drums and percussion at Woodsys Music in Kent and Medina, as well as leading his own jazz trio which plays at Nighttown in Cleveland, Ohio.  "I always wanted to be a beatnik and a playboy.", says Roy. " Now I can be both!"

Dave Huddleston is a lifelong student and lover of music. He is known locally as a vocalist, guitarist, and bassist. Born in Washington, DC, and raised in Cleveland, Dave grew up in a musical family and was exposed to a variety of music genres -- from Saturday Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts, to Broadway musicals played on the family hi-fi, to pop tunes squeezed out of a tiny transistor radio tuned to WIXY 1260-AM. His influences are all over the map -- Bach, Artie Shaw, Elvis, the Temptations, the Beatles, Ella, 1960s TV themes, Gaetano Veloso, Chaka Khan, U2, the Bee Gees, the Isley Brothers, Frankie Valli, Ennio Morricone, Buck Owens. Dave sees every song and every gig as a chance for exciting explorations, always with an element of surprise.


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Mike, Jim & Bill Do The Beatles White Album
$15.00
Wednesday 11/27
7:00 pm
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Return Engagement!

A unique reconstruction of the classic Beatles’ White Album featuring 3 voices and 3 guitars, with great stories Live at Nighttown!

Featuring: Mike Kearns, Jim Wilson, and Bill Hoffman.

In February, 1968, The Beatles travelled to Rishikesh, India, to study transcendental meditation. On May 30, 1968, work began at Abbey Road Studios on what many consider their most creative and controversial album or, in this case, double album. On November 22, 1968, the new work entitled, The Beatles, was released. This diverse collection of Beatles music became known as The White Album because of its austere, white album cover. It became The Beatles’ largest selling LP. 

On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Mike Kearns, Jim Wilson and Bill Hoffman return to Nighttown for their third (annual?) Thanksgiving Eve performance of The Beatles’ White Album.

Mike, Jim & Bill Do The White Album is a reconstruction of The Beatles’ classic album using just three guitars and three voices. Not content with simply recreating the original recordings, this trio, shunning the wigs, gives the material a quarter turn with their own arrangements, spot-on harmonies and pithy and informative commentary. 

Two sold-out, Nighttown audiences are proof that this down-the-slide-headfirst journey is worth taking.  This evening at Nighttown is a great way to kick of the Thanksgiving holiday. Side One begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Nighttowncleveland.com.  

Mike, Jim & Bill Do The White Album debuted on May 30, 2015, at The Wingenstock Concert Series at the Lantern Theatre in Valley View, Ohio, 47 years to the day of the first Abbey Road sessions. Since then, they have performed The White Album at Brother’s Lounge, back at the Lantern Theatre on Paul’s birthday, at the Lake View Cemetery Summer Concert Series and at Nighttown. They are thrilled to return for this special occasion.
“Anyone who lived through the 60’s will live through Mike, Jim & Bill Do The White Album.”








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Forecast
$15.00
Friday 11/29
8:30 pm
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North Coast's Premier Contemporary Jazz Group back on Stage at Nighttown! 

Featuring: Lem Adams-vibes, Gary Stevenson-bass, Riley Richards-sax, Steve Johnson-keyboards, & John Turner-drums.

Forecast is the leading contemporary jazz group in the Northeast Ohio area. Founding members Lem Adams on vibes and Gary Stephenson on electric bass have been entertaining Ohio audiences for over 20 years. 

Forecast has shared the stage with many of the top names in contemporary jazz including Stanley Turrentine, Roy Ayers, The Crusaders, Bob James, Pieces of a Dream, and several others. They have won numerous awards and competitions over the years and have been the house band at The Q for Cleveland Cavs games.


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Conya Doss
$30.00
Saturday 11/30
7:30 pm
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The Queen of Indie Soul and her North Coast Based Band Live on Nighttown's Stage for 2 Big Shows!

Ohioan Conya Doss’ voice reflects the sounds of the past, present, as well as what is yet to come. Ms. Doss makes it no secret that her musical taste is a mix of genres (classical, soul, blues etc…), in which she describes good music as being “Like Gumbo, it taste better with time, the next day and the next….”  This is apparent in her most recent project “CLEAR.” With undeviating smoothness, soul, rhythm, and melody, the poised songstress has composed a 13 song compilation of perfectly placed instrumentation intertwined with her smooth vocals, with a hint of rasp, provides a journey into the world of accountability, vulnerability, capability, as well as accepting life’s offerings.

Doss’ first single “I’m Trying”, Conya croons over a groovy, funky bass, mid-tempo flow, which a host of highly respected musical gurus have coined “Another Doss Classic,” demonstrating that the songbird’s consistent quality music stands with the best of them.

Another standout tune is “Get Off  Of Your…. Doss” that gives a 70ish disco groove that is guaranteed to make you wanna dance.  and  “Hello” provides creative songwriting letting us know that it’s never too late to find true love.  “Given You My Love” is another banger  consists of a smooth jazzy tune compelling love one not to close other out that they don’t have to weather storms alone!! Myron Davis and Rodney Jones serve as the main producers on “CLEAR” in addition to producer Aaron Hardin.

All of Doss’ album titles are authentically steeped in the spirit of growth and change “Clear” does just that. It Focuses on being transparent and clearing thoughts to music in order to be better aligned with one’s spiritual self.
 


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The Cover Girls featuring Debi Lewin & Jennifer Lee
$20.00
Tuesday 12/03
7:00 pm
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Taking You back to a Groovier Time in Music! 

In 1997 the Cover Girls were created by Jennifer Lee and Debi Lewin.  The goal to “Cover” some of the great music lost in time from the 60’s & 70’s .

Jennifer and Debi wanted to add a few musicians and so they reached out to the best, Rich Spina and Billy Sullivan.

Four phenomenal singers/musicians that only add guitar and keys with four-part harmony to create an incredible full sound.

It has been many years since the Cover Girls performed together and over 22 years since the group performed regularly around Cleveland. 

The night will feature covers of the Beatles, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Queen and more. 

Jennifer Lee: Willoughby Native and Cleveland’s BEST rock vocalist! For the past 20+ years, Jennifer has performed with Michael Stanley and the Resonators Band.  From the 1990’s through 2010 Jennifer and Debi performed together in amazing bands such as Timmy and the Tuxedo’s,  Wish You Were Here and Beau Coup.  Jennifer was hand-picked by Eric Carmen to tour with him on his last concert dates.  

Debi Lewin: Born in Cleveland, Debi has more than 38 years of experience in show business as a professional singer, dancer, studio vocal producer and musical theater director. 

Debi has performed in Vegas with Wayne Newton at the Sands Hotel and performed on the Jerry Lewis Telethon. 

Debi has also done background vocals for Lou Gramm, Lou Christie, Andy Kim, The Scintas, Eric Carmen, Mitch Ryder, Felix Cavaliere, Southside Johnny, Patty Smythe, and Kim Carnes. 

Debi can occasionally be heard performing with her very talented brother, pianist Dennis Lewin.   

Rich Spina’s professional career began in the 1970’s fronting the band Love Affair. The next endeavor was a solo project dubbed Richard & the Heartbeats.  

From 1987 through 2004 Rich was with GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS; as musical director, road manager, keyboardist and singer. He has also backed countless other artists such as Mitch Ryder, Lou Christie, Ian Hunter, Tommy Roe, Fabian and Mark Lindsay. 

Since 2006, Rich has been the keyboardist/bassist & production coordinator for Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone.  

Billy Sullivan has been a veteran of the Cleveland scene since 1975. Over the years, you’d see Billy playing in bands like Duce, The Paul Pope Band, Club Wow, Moonlight Drive, Beau Coup, and the duo "Spina & Sullivan". In 1986 Billy started a long working relationship with Gary Lewis & the Playboys. Subsequently, Billy has toured with Mark Lindsay, Mitch Ryder, Dickey Betts, Peter Frampton, Mark Farner, Ian Hunter, Eric Carmen, Sam Moore, Lou Christie, Lesley Gore, Joey Molland and more. 

Billy was handpicked personally by Eric Carmen to participate in "An Evening with Eric Carmen" in March 2000. 

Billy continues to perform as a full-time member of Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone. 








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Carlos Jones, Jen Maurer, Michael Rotman
$15.00
Thursday 12/05
8:00 pm
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Bandleader Roundtable Showcase featuring Carlos Jones (P.L.U.S Band), Jen Maurer (Mo Mojo), & Michael Rotman (Big Ship) Live at Nighttown!

The Bandleader Roundtable is the joining of forces of 3 local songwriter/performers collectively dedicated to delivering positive vibrations through music.

Carlos Jones (PLUS Band), Jen Maurer (Mo’Mojo), and Michael Rotman (Big Ship).

They will perform their original music the way it was conceived, and back each other up along the way, helping to create new versions of their material. As multi-instrumentalists/vocalists, each contributes their own unique sound and style to the mix.
 








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Horns & Things
$20.00
Friday 12/06
8:30 pm
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Landmark North Coast Contemporary Jazz Group live at Nighttown!

Featuring: Ken LeeGrand-sax, J.T. Lynch-sax, Sakait Baksar-piano & keys, Derrick James-electric bass, & Ray Harvin-drums.

"Horns & Things" is the powerhouse contemporary jazz ensemble that has pleased audiences throughout the years! The group was founded by saxophonists  J.T. Lynch and Ken LeeGrand.  In an effort to find a place for their music, which could fit the modern genre and fulfill the needs if the Main Stream market, they teamed with Bassist, Derrick James, Keyboardist, Sakait Baksar and Drummer, Ray Harvin to form the nucleus of the band.  Percussionist Bill Ransom has been an addition on various recording sessions and performances.  This phenomenal group has been performing for over twenty years.

They have shared the spotlight with a who's who list of legendary performers from Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard and Joe Sample; to contemporary artists that include; Pieces of a Dream, Najee, Ronnie Laws, Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon and Marion Meadows.  Horn's & Things has opened for R&B artists such as El Debarge, Phillip Bailey, Millie Jackson and Kevin Eubanks.  They have participated in jazz festivals, headlined in concerts and performed the college circuits.  Horn's & Things has five recording projects, which includes three C.D.'s.  "Till the Dawn," Northern Wind","Da Boss", and their most recent release "Get Your Hat On"

Regardless of the occasion, Horn's & Things  has the crossover appeal that pleases audiences of all categories and have proven over the years that they are the dynamic, explosive and intense performers required to make your venue thrive.

Don't miss a Nighttown favorite with Horns & Things live at Nighttown.

 


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Dominick Farinacci "Spirit of the Groove"
$20.00
Sunday 12/08
7:00 pm
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International Trumpet Star with All-Star Next Generation Lineup for Special Show at Nighttown!   

It's the great jazz trumpet master Dominick Farinacci, returning with some of the amazing students from the Tri-C Jazz Studies department.  

Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has been recently credited the title Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis, working to further integrate jazz into communities around the world. He graduated from The Juilliard School in 2005 launching his career in Japan with a prolific run of eight albums, later releasing two more globally. He has performed in more than 120 cities in 14 countries around the world, was a featured guest on ABC’s Good Morning America, and is a TED Speaker. Music icon Quincy Jones says of Dominick’s accomplishments in performance, recording, education & advocacy, “This kid is 360 degrees!”

His most recent recording “Short Stories” is produced by Tommy LiPuma. This is Tommy & Dominick’s first collaboration, and was recorded in their hometown of Cleveland at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts.

In addition to touring around the world with his band, Dominick has been successful in his personal endeavors on bringing music into the community through Arts and Wellness & Education. He was invited by TED to be a TED Speaker at the 2014 TED MED conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.


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Baldwin Wallace Musical Theatre "Now and Then"
$10.00
Monday 12/09
7:00 pm
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Next Generation of Broadway Stars Live at Nighttown!  "Now and Then" Junior Class Featured!

Join the Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre Class of 2021 as they present excerpts from two Broadway musicals: one classic (Guys & Dolls), and one contemporary (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). Enjoy an evening of great musical theatre as we explore how much has changed, and how much has stayed the same, when we take a look at now and then.

From lead roles on Broadway and London’s West End to prime time television, film and more, students and alumni from Baldwin Wallace’s music theatre program have garnered top acclaim for more than 20 years and was most recently ranked as the number 1 Music Theatre program in the country by onstageblog.com!  Program director Victoria Bussert continues to lead students to successful careers.


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Roy King Trio w/Joe Hunter & Marty Block
$10.00
Tuesday 12/10
7:00 pm
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Drum Master and Friends Live at Nighttown!

Featuring: Roy King-drums, Joe Hunter-piano, & Marty Block-acoustic bass

A longtime house drummer at Nighttown, Roy King is a valuable presence on the Cleveland jazz and pop scene as both a leader and a sideman.  Roy has backed numerous artists at Nighttown including Mose Allison, Nellie McKay.  His trio has featured a who's who of pianists in Cleveland including Joe Hunter, Leo Coach, Dan Maier, Ed Ridley Jr., and many more.  Roy can be heard on his latest CD "Trios" released in 2009.

Nighttown favorite Joe Hunter has released two popular CD's in recent years.  Hunter is the pianist of choice in the Northeast Ohio area.  He can be heard frequently in the Fat Tuesday Big Band, Swing City, and backing big name artists.  He has backed many, including the legendary Tito Puente, and saxophonist David Sanborn, At Nighttown Hunter has backed some several top guns including clarenetist Ken Peplowski, and saxophonists David "Fathead" Newman, and Scott Hamilton. Joe Hunter is also on the faculty at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), one of the top jazz programs in the country.

 








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Baldwin Wallace Musical Theatre - "Disney Music"
$10.00
Wednesday 12/11
7:00 pm
Cancelled due to illness - to be rescheduled soon

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Bill Rudman's Christmas Cabaret
$35.00
Sunday 12/15
7:00 pm
Tickets available through Musical Theater Project

Monday 12/16
7:00 pm
Tickets available through Musical Theater Project

 

Nighttown's Home for the Holidays

Christmas Classics and the Stories behind them featuring: Bill Rudman, Nancy Maier, Joe Monaghan, & Bridie Carroll.

14th Anniversary!

For Tickets go to: www.musicaltheaterproject.org

Before you can say “Sleighride,” The Musical Theater Project is back with our annual holiday treat! The show isn’t complete until everyone joins in on “White Christmas”—but that’s just one of several dozen songs that appeal to every generation. The hits range from “Winter Wonderland,” “Let it Snow” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” to Irving Berlin’s 101-year-old salute to Santa Claus and our inevitable tributes to Rudolph, Frosty and that mean one, Mr. Grinch.

Now in its 14th year and often referred to as "Nighttown's Nutcracker," come celebrate the season with us!

 

Tickets available 24 hours a day through Brown Paper Tickets
To purchase tickets by phone, call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
To purchase online, visit www.MusicalTheaterProject.org
 

 

 


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Jackie Warren Trio
$15.00
Thursday 12/19
8:00 pm
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Top Notch Jazz Piano Trio featuring: Jackie Warren-piano, Peter Dominguez-acoustic bass, & Jim Rupp-drums

Jackie Warren is one of the most in demand and prolific jazz artists working in the Great Lakes region. On any given night she can be found playing solo, leading her trio, or she may be heard as the featured soloist and arranger for Sammy DeLeon's Salsa and Latin-Jazz ensemble.

Jackie is also a professor of music at Tri-C and has several private students. Jackie gets calls constantly from vocalists who want her to back them, and she is frequently called on to guest with national artists. In the past few years Jackie has performed with David "Fathead" Newman, Bobby Watson, Jane Bunnett, and Gerald Wilson. Her arrangements can be heard on Sammy DeLeon's new CD, and recently she recorded a session in collaboration with the legendary producer Tommy LiPuma.

 


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Cliff Habian Trio
$20.00
Sunday 12/22
7:00 pm
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Nighttown's Home for the Holidays

Dynamic Pianist presents Special Christmas Show with Selections from  The Songbook of legendary Pianist Vince Guaraldi of Charlie Brown/Peanuts Fame. 
And, also selections from his Christmas CD "First Snowfall".

Featuring: Cliff Habian-piano, Alfredo Guerrieri-bass, & Bill Ransom-drums. 

Cliff Habian began piano lessons at the age of nine and was composing music just a few years later with both classical and jazz music being strong influences, he decided early on to integrate the two genres into his own unique style.

A multifarious pianist, Cliff can play in virtually any style and performs comfortably in groups settings as well as solo performances. Eventually, Cliff would become s disciple of the "Third Stream" style.

After attending the Cleveland Institute of Music, as a composition major under the late Donald Erb,  he accepted a position as Director of American Music and Department Head of Keyboard studies at the Cleveland Music School Settlement, where he taught for 13 years.

 He has worked with such greats as Joe Lovano, Freddie Cole, Frank Morgan, Jane Ira Bloom and many others in addition to appearing on “Good Morning America”.

Cliff was recently honored to play for the great concert pianist Lang Lang receiving wonderful kudos from the international superstar.

His international reputation began with a recording debut for Milestone/Fantasy Records.  

Locally, Cliff regularly has or is performing at Nighttown, Johnny’s on Fulton, Johnny’s Downtown, Blu Jazz and Taza.


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Debi Lewin "Broadway Holiday"
$20.00
Monday 12/23
7:00 pm
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Nighttown's "Home for the Holidays"

?Debi Lewin ?presents the Next Generation of Broadway Stars with a special Holiday Show!

 








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Hathaway Brown Alumni Show
$10.00
Thursday 12/26
7:00 pm
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Nighttown's Home for the Holidays

Hathaway Brown Alumni Hit the Stage at Nighttown for Holiday Show!

It’s been too long since we’ve heard their voices here in Cleveland! These Solo Voice graduates began their singing journey in the hallowed halls of Hathaway Brown School and then sang some of their first performances at Nighttown.  Join us as we hear some of HB’s best vocalists live on the stage where it all began. 








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Jamey Haddad & Friends
$20.00
Friday 12/27
8:30 pm
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Nighttown's "Home for the Holidays"

Master Drummer/Percussionist, from Paul Simon's Band, and Oberlin Professor back on Nighttown Stage!

Featuring: Jamey Haddad-drums/percussion, Chris Coles-sax, Aidan Plank-acoustic bass, and more TBA.

A world class musician, native Clevelander Jamey Haddad  spent most of 2012 and 2013 on tour with Paul Simon enhancing his world famous music with his percussion.  Jamey Haddad has been a professional jazz musician for over 25 years. He has toured and recorded with many greats including Carly Simon, Joe Lovano, Paul Winter, Kenny Werner, and Dave Liebman.

Currently Jamey teaches at Oberlin and he continues to tour as the leader of his own group, and as a special guest, nationally and internationally.


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Moises Borges & Joshua Smith
$15.00
Sunday 12/29
7:00 pm
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Nighttown's "Home for the Holidays"

Bossa Nova, Samba, and more from Brazilian Vocalist and Guitarist Moises Borges with West Coast Saxophonist & Cleveland Native Joshua Smith.  Echoes of Getz/Gilberto on Nighttown's Stege!

Moises Borges a native of Brazil now living in Cleveland has become a prolific performer one the Northeast Ohio scene in recent years.  A gifted vocalist and guitarist, Borges plays in the Bossa Nova tradition interpreting classics by Jobim, Gilberto, and many others.  This far away from his native Brazil the music of his homeland is very much alive when he is on stage.

Joshua Smith is a saxophonist/multi instrumentalist residing in the San Francisco Bay area. He has been performing for the past 20 years with a wide array of notable jazz and creative musicians, beginning in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

Joshua has performed in the straight-ahead jazz realm for the past 20 years. His current sidemen are the best of the San Francisco Bay Area, and he has played countless concerts and private events in the straight-ahead arena. Growing up, Smith began gigging at a very early age with older jazzmen of his hometown, Cleveland, Ohio... He was a member of "Greg Bandy's Young Lions'" and studied under saxophone iconoclast Ernie Krivda.

Joshua has since made his mark in the arena of avant-garde jazz and forward thinking jazz through performing with players like Joe Maneri, Cuong Vu, (of The Pat Metheny Group), Chris Jonas, trumpet legend Nate Wooley, Trevor Dunn, Todd Sickafoose, Myra Melford, Ben Goldberg,Carmen Castaldi,  and drummer Scott Amendola in addition to many other notable players...

Additionally, he's performed with funk drumming legend Clyde Stubblefield, toured as a member of The Youngblood Brass Band, and bluegrass legend Peter Rowan...

He's been a member of The Scott Amendola Quartet for the last five years, having performed with guitar luminary Nels Cline, at John Zorn's NYC venue, The Stone.

In 2010 he acted as music director and contributing composer to the "Leave Me Alone" opera, an avant grade jazz opera written by Smith's good friend Harvey Pekar, at Oberlin College.

 


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Dominick Farinacci
$40.00
Tuesday 12/31
7:30 pm
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Rising Trumpet Star and Group back at Nighttown for New Year's Eve on Fully Covered and Heated Secret Garden Patio.

Limited Seating.  Make Reservations early!

Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has been recently credited the title Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis, working to further integrate jazz into communities around the world. He graduated from The Juilliard School in 2005 launching his career in Japan with a prolific run of eight albums, later releasing two more globally. He has performed in more than 120 cities in 14 countries around the world, was a featured guest on ABC’s Good Morning America, and is a TED Speaker. Music icon Quincy Jones says of Dominick’s accomplishments in performance, recording, education & advocacy, “This kid is 360 degrees!”

His most recent recording “Short Stories” is produced by Tommy LiPuma. This is Tommy & Dominick’s first collaboration, and was recorded in their hometown of Cleveland at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts.

In addition to touring around the world with his band, Dominick has been successful in his personal endeavors on bringing music into the community through Arts and Wellness & Education. He was invited by TED to be a TED Speaker at the 2014 TED MED conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.


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Anne Cochran / Abe LaMarca & Band
$40.00
Tuesday 12/31
8:00 pm
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Vocalists Anne Cochran & Abe LeMarca join forces with 7 pc. Band For Exciting New Year's Eve Shows on Nighttown's Main Stage!      

Anne Cochran has established herself in the music industry through numerous solo albums ( Anne Cochran, Thinking of You, Lucky Girl, Cover Girl, This Is The Season, Close To Me, Two of Hearts, Christmas Wish) and accompanying pianist Jim Brickman on several recordings, TV Specials, co-host to his syndicated radio show and as his lead touring vocalist on tour. Brickman and Cochran had a top 5 Adult Contemporary hit single “After All These Years”. She has performed for Stars On Ice at Madison Square Garden and Quicken Loans Arena, NBC’s A Golden Moment, and has performed with numerous symphonies and pop orchestras of Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Louisville, Kansas City, Colorado, Cincinnati, Nashville and Columbus.

Throughout her career, Cochran has shared many memorable duets with renowned artists such as Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Wayne Brady, Collin Raye, Dave Koz, Richie McDonald, Mark Masri, Ben Utecht and her favorite soulful singer, Abe LaMarca. Anne and Abe have enjoyed radio success with their popular duets, “Rise and Shine” and “Who’s Gonna Baby You”, off her newest cd, “Deeper”, produced by LaMarca. Their tender single, "Top Of Your List", can also be heard, across the airwaves, throughout the holiday season. Cochran is thrilled to be re-uniting with Abe, on the Nighttown stage.

Abe LaMarca

Northern soul music has been the driving and motivating musical force behind this powerful vocalist since he was a teenager growing up in Cleveland Ohio in the late 60’s. He has recently returned back home after living and performing in Las Vegas.

Abe LaMarca is also a proud member of the highly respected stable of singers and musicians often referred to as the “Crown Jewel” of Las Vegas, Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns.

Abe grew up on a steady diet of sophisticated soul and jazz music well beyond his years. He was influenced by Dinah Washington, Jackie Wilson, Dave Brubeck and Little Richard to name a few.  The height of his young career as a local singer was to land a huge gig with one of Cleveland's most memorable horn bands, Rastus. It was at this time he was schooled by these older and hipper cats, most of all, tenor sax player, Vic Walkuski. " I decided then and there that if I was gonna be respected I would have to strive to that level".

After leaving the band he spent time in LA singing demos and working for songwriters Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser. In the 80's CBS Records released "LaMarca", a solo endeavor that found Abe singing some catchy pop songs, a few of which made it to the big screen, most notably, "Hold on Blue Eyes" from the movie "The Wraith" starring Charlie Sheen. He devoted the 90's to raising his kids in Cleveland and singing radio jingles and T.V. commercials. In 2005, Abe decided to make the move to Las Vegas where he worked at just about every hotel on and off The Strip with various bands and show projects.

Abe's current CD, “Stand and Deliver” is receiving much praise at Smooth Jazz Radio.


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Sammy DeLeon Latin Jazz Septet
$30.00
Tuesday 12/31
8:30 pm
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Bring in the New Year's with the Great Lakes Leading Latin Jazz Group live at Nighttown! On Nighttown's fully covered, and heated Stephens Green Patio.

Featuring: Sammy DeLeon/timbales & vocals, Jackie Warren-piano, Gilberto Morales-vocals, Rafael Guzman-percussion, Elmer Arocho-bass, Scott McKee-trumpet, & Tom First-sax.

Sammy DeLeon a master timbales player has shared his talent far and wide.  He has appeared in New York, Chicago, Miami, San Juan and points in between.  He is the undisputed leader in latin music in the Ohio area.  Formerly the musical director of Impacto Nuevo, Sammy has been leading his own group since 1996. Equally adept in latin jazz, salsa and merengue, Sammy and his Orchestra make it hard for an audience to sit still. DeLeon has shared the stage with many stars of latin jazz.

He opened up for the late Tito Puente several times in Cleveland and New York City and was a favorite of the late master.  Sammy has collaborated with many of the leading latin musicians throughout the world. They include Humberto Ramirez, Tony Vega, El Gran Combo, and Tito Rojas.  Latin music has enjoyed a great revival in Northeast Ohio thanks to the leadership of Sammy DeLeon and his dynamic Orchestra.

Jackie Warren is one of the most in demand and prolific jazz artists working in the Great Lakes region. On any given night she can be found playing solo, leading her trio, or she may be heard as the featured soloist and arranger for Sammy DeLeon's Salsa and Latin-Jazz ensemble.

Jackie is also a professor of music at Tri-C and has several private students. Jackie gets calls constantly from vocalists who want her to back them, and she is frequently called on to guest with national artists. In the past few years Jackie has performed with David "Fathead" Newman, Bobby Watson, Jane Bunnett, and Gerald Wilson. Her arrangements can be heard on Sammy DeLeon's new CD, and recently she recorded a session in collaboration with the legendary producer Tommy LiPuma.


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Anne Cochran / Abe LaMarca & Band
$40.00
Tuesday 12/31
10:30 pm
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Vocalists Anne Cochran & Abe LeMarca join forces with 7 pc. Band For Exciting New Year's Eve Shows on Nighttown's Main Stage!      

Anne Cochran has established herself in the music industry through numerous solo albums ( Anne Cochran, Thinking of You, Lucky Girl, Cover Girl, This Is The Season, Close To Me, Two of Hearts, Christmas Wish) and accompanying pianist Jim Brickman on several recordings, TV Specials, co-host to his syndicated radio show and as his lead touring vocalist on tour. Brickman and Cochran had a top 5 Adult Contemporary hit single “After All These Years”. She has performed for Stars On Ice at Madison Square Garden and Quicken Loans Arena, NBC’s A Golden Moment, and has performed with numerous symphonies and pop orchestras of Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Louisville, Kansas City, Colorado, Cincinnati, Nashville and Columbus.

Throughout her career, Cochran has shared many memorable duets with renowned artists such as Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Wayne Brady, Collin Raye, Dave Koz, Richie McDonald, Mark Masri, Ben Utecht and her favorite soulful singer, Abe LaMarca. Anne and Abe have enjoyed radio success with their popular duets, “Rise and Shine” and “Who’s Gonna Baby You”, off her newest cd, “Deeper”, produced by LaMarca. Their tender single, "Top Of Your List", can also be heard, across the airwaves, throughout the holiday season. Cochran is thrilled to be re-uniting with Abe, on the Nighttown stage.

Abe LaMarca

Northern soul music has been the driving and motivating musical force behind this powerful vocalist since he was a teenager growing up in Cleveland Ohio in the late 60’s. He has recently returned back home after living and performing in Las Vegas.

Abe LaMarca is also a proud member of the highly respected stable of singers and musicians often referred to as the “Crown Jewel” of Las Vegas, Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns.

Abe grew up on a steady diet of sophisticated soul and jazz music well beyond his years. He was influenced by Dinah Washington, Jackie Wilson, Dave Brubeck and Little Richard to name a few.  The height of his young career as a local singer was to land a huge gig with one of Cleveland's most memorable horn bands, Rastus. It was at this time he was schooled by these older and hipper cats, most of all, tenor sax player, Vic Walkuski. " I decided then and there that if I was gonna be respected I would have to strive to that level".

After leaving the band he spent time in LA singing demos and working for songwriters Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser. In the 80's CBS Records released "LaMarca", a solo endeavor that found Abe singing some catchy pop songs, a few of which made it to the big screen, most notably, "Hold on Blue Eyes" from the movie "The Wraith" starring Charlie Sheen. He devoted the 90's to raising his kids in Cleveland and singing radio jingles and T.V. commercials. In 2005, Abe decided to make the move to Las Vegas where he worked at just about every hotel on and off The Strip with various bands and show projects.

Abe's current CD, “Stand and Deliver” is receiving much praise at Smooth Jazz Radio.


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Dominick Farinacci
$20.00 - $40.00
Tuesday 12/31
10:30 pm
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Wednesday 1/01
12:00 pm
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Rising Trumpet Star and Group play New Year's Day Brunch on Nighttown's Main Stage!

Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has been recently credited the title Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis, working to further integrate jazz into communities around the world. He graduated from The Juilliard School in 2005 launching his career in Japan with a prolific run of eight albums, later releasing two more globally. He has performed in more than 120 cities in 14 countries around the world, was a featured guest on ABC’s Good Morning America, and is a TED Speaker. Music icon Quincy Jones says of Dominick’s accomplishments in performance, recording, education & advocacy, “This kid is 360 degrees!”

His most recent recording “Short Stories” is produced by Tommy LiPuma. This is Tommy & Dominick’s first collaboration, and was recorded in their hometown of Cleveland at the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts.

In addition to touring around the world with his band, Dominick has been successful in his personal endeavors on bringing music into the community through Arts and Wellness & Education. He was invited by TED to be a TED Speaker at the 2014 TED MED conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.


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