MAURICE HINES AND THE DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA: HAVIN’ A BALL
MARCH 13 – 14, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
FEINSTEIN’S 54 BELOW
Sue Matsuki is the co-author, along with David Sabella, of So You Want To Sing Cabaret (Rowman & Littlefield, June 2020). Sue is the Managing Partner, Co-Editor, Reviewer, Vloger and a Columnist (Sue’s Views) for an on-line entertainment magazine: www.Cabaret Hotspot.com. She taught Cabaret classes at: The Ridgefield Theater Barn and UCONN in CT, MAC-to-School and Cabaret Hotspot in NY and for the Canadian School of Performing Arts. She has served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs). She, along with Gregory Toroian, her long time Music Director, now host a monthly Jazz Brunch Open Mic at Pangea. Matsuki also produces benefits and corporate events and is the Producing Manager for Urban Stages’ Winter Rhythms series where she also hosts a Vlog called Urban Stages’ Artists Chat. Matsuki’s most cherished awards come from winning the 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Collaboration celebrating her 25th year of working with Music Director, Gregory Toroian; getting her poster up on Don’t Tell Mama’s “Wall of Fame” for her show How’s That for Openers? celebrating the 33rd Anniversary of singing at the club and being selected personally by the late Julie Wilson as the very first 2004 Julie Wilson Award Recipient, given by the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Matsuki is an 11-time MAC Award Nominee and a 3-time Winner (in seven different categories), mostly recently she was nominated for Major Female Vocalist. Her MAC history includes: 2002 MAC Award Winner for Female Jazz/Pop/R&B Vocalist; 2002 Nominee for Best Female Recording for her first Jazz CD, A New Take; 2004 Nominee for Duo/Group (with Marcus Simeone); 2006 MAC Award Winner for Special Productions for her sold out 7 week run of 10 Years in the Making with her Musical Director Gregory Toroian; 2007 & 2010 Nominee for Female Vocalist; 2008, 2011 & 2012 Nominee for Duo/Group (with Edd Clark); the 2008 MAC Award Winner for Specialty Song (“One Stop Shopping” by Page/Matsuki/Toroian); and the 2020 Nominee for Major Female Vocalist. This Jazz/Cabaret/Comedy veteran has played every NYC Cabaret room including: Feinstein’s at the Regency, Feinstein’s 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, Arci’s Place, Town Hall, Don’t Tell Mama, Pangea, The Algonquin, The Beach Café, The Laurie Beechman Theater, 88’s, and has even played Carnegie Hall along with several legendary Jazz Clubs including: The Village Gate, Birdland, The Iridium and Sweet Rhythm. She has performed in Alaska, Los Angeles, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Nyack, Maine, Fire Island, Florida, Providence and Las Vegas! Her jazz CD, A New Take, was nominated for the 2002 MAC Award for Best Recording and her Christmas CD, Sue & Edds FABULOUS Christmas both receive air play across the country and internationally. She is also featured on folk singing legend Christine Lavin’s original music Christmas compilation CD, Just One Angel with a song that she co-wrote with Paul Stephan called “Christmas Angel”. Matsuki was a Super and “Diva Double” at the Metropolitan Opera where she has been featured in Moses und Aaron; Tristan und Isolde; Norma; and Il Travatore. For more information please visit: www.SueMatsuki.com
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This cabaret legend is doing it right. She’s been live streaming performances from her home with great success. Watch how it’s done, then you can do it too.￼I don’t know about you but once the pandemic began I started cleaning...my closets...my mind...and eventually my vault of music.
You wouldn’t believe the things I found gathering dust in the vault. Songs I haven’t sung in decades, all the way through to what I thought was lost to history. Songs like Make Someone Happy and my 1973 single for Epic records, Our Day Will Come.
So many memories. So many stories.
Join me on Zoom as I reminisce on these found treasures: the music, the stories, and the lessons learned with the hindsight of a lifetime in entertainment.
The debut performance is Saturday, October 3 @ 4pm PT / 7PM ET. As usual, a limited number of after show meet and greets will be available.
For those of you in the UK (or who just want to watch again), we will replay the performance on Sunday, October 4 @ Noon PT / 8PM BST.
Can’t wait to see you all again!
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Welcome September! Welcome Back to Cabaret Hotspot!
This week Cabaret Hotspot shines the Spotlight on some of the Fall Classes being offered starting in September and running through the Fall.
In today's Spotlight, we give you an array of classes to consider starting with:
Cabaret University's online webinar "Online Music Collaboration with JamKazam," taught by Christopher Denny and facilitated by David Sabella
Signasium's full class line up
Jazz Voice with Alexis Cole
Gregory Toroian's Piano, Bass & Drums Workshop
Michael Kirk Lane's engaging Cabaret History at the 92nd St. Y's
Professional Coaching Classes by industry leader, Dana P. Rowe, which focus the singer on the goals of a professional singing career
DJM Studio's classes
and the very popular "On-Line Music Collaboration Made Easy" class offered on-demand by Cabaret University!
Sue Matsuki also spoke with several club owners about their plans for re-opening, once they have approval, and with social distancing guidelines in place.
Happy almost Fall! Continue to stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you "on campus" very soon! ... See MoreSee Less