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Janis Siegel: I’ll Take Manhattan
September 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT$25
Janis Siegel, nine-time Grammy winner and founding member of The Manhattan Transfer waxes rhapsodic about her beloved city in this very special jazz cabaret journey which she has curated for The Village Trip. Janis is ably assisted by two master musicians and together they will bring you a diverse collection of songs that are sophisticated, romantic and bittersweet, both vintage and modern, and full of heart and history… Just like New York City itself.
While they will be performing a couple of the more popular songs referencing our great city, Janis and her friends will mostly be exploring hidden treasures such as Jerome Kern and P.G. Wodehouse's "Nesting Time in Flatbush,” Dave Frishberg's poignant "Do You Miss New York?,” and a couple of songs honoring Janis’s home, the holy city of Brooklyn. She teases: “I may even premiere a new vocalese to Errol Garner's incredible reading of ‘Stompin' At the Savoy.’ We'll be taking the A-Train to meet you ‘up on the roof’ at this unique musical event saluting the greatest city in the world.”
Janis will be joined by pianist John di Martino and bass Boris Koslov.
JOE’S PUB, a program of the Public Theater, was named for Public Theater founder Joseph Papp. Since it opened in 1998, Joe’s Pub has played a vital role in The Public's mission of supporting artists at all stages of their careers with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe's Pub presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community, and artistic freedom. In addition to one-night-only concerts and multi-night engagements, Joe’s Pub is home to the annual Habibi Festival, which hosts artists representing contemporary and traditional music of the SWANA (Southwest Asia/North Africa) region, and The Vanguard Award & Residency, a yearlong curation series that celebrates the career, and community, of a prolific and influential artist—including Nona Hendryx, Judy Collins, Laurie Anderson, and Barbara Maier Gustern. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe's Pub presents over 700 shows featuring artists from all over the world and hosts over 100,000 audience members annually. Beyond public performances, Joe’s Pub also leads artist development programs like New York Voices, a commissioning program that helps musicians develop new performance projects, and Joe’s Pub Working Group, an artist-led development and collaboration cohort. Current commissioned artists include Daniel J. Watts & Nick Blaemire, Liza Paul & Bahia Watson, Sunny Jain, Vuyo Sotashe & Chris Pattishall, and treya lam. Joe's Pub is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.