Cabaret Hotspot Legacy Review

May 28, 2022: Nelida Tirado @ CTS

by | Apr 29, 2022 | PreViews: National, PreViews: New York




CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE – New York’s newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – has announced the return of acclaimed Flamenco artist Nélida Tirado on Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 PM. Returning to the venue after a successful show earlier this year, Tirado will again present a passionate and dynamic evening of traditional Flamenco music and dance through a contemporary lens, melding improvisation, emotion, “duende,” singing, and guitar playing. Tickets are $45, which includes a $15 food and beverage credit. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street.

Nélida Tirado began her formal training at Ballet Hispanico of New York at the age of six. She was invited to tour the U.S. with José Molina Bailes Españoles and work as a soloist in Carlota Santana’s Flamenco Vivo, soloist/ dance captain of Compañia Maria Pages and Compañia Antonio El Pipa, performing at prestigious flamenco festivals and television in Spain and throughout France, Italy, UK, Germany and Japan. She has performed in Carmen with New York’s Metropolitan Opera and was the featured flamenco star in Riverdance on Broadway and touring companies.

Ms. Tirado was recipient of the 2007 and 2010 BRIO Award for Artistic Excellence, and opened with her company in 2010 for Buena Vista Social Club for the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Other highlights include HarlemStage, “Amores Quebrados” at the Repertorio Español, Valerie Gladstone’s “Dance Under the Influence” with the Flamenco Festival USA, a collaboration with jazz great Wynton Marsalis at Harvard University, and the 2016 premiere of her solo show in the Flamenco Festival NY. She was recipient of the 2017 Rosario Dawson Muse Fellow through BAAD! and 2018/2019 recipient of Gibney’s Dance in Process Residence.

She was seen in the Warner Brothers film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, featured in Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” and completed a 2021 bubble residency at The Jacob’s Pillow Lab.

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE, highlighting a diverse range of musical genres, is a welcome addition to the list of high-end venues on the New York performances scene, deftly balancing a glamourous interior, traditional hospitality, and top musical talent. The current lineup features a dazzling array from the worlds of pop, folk, country, soul, jazz, and much more. Providing a wide variety of upscale American menu items, with distinguished wine and bespoke cocktails, audiences will experience some of the best touring performers in the world, alongside local emerging artists. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE melds the ambiance of a classic supper club with the acoustics of a serious listening room and a contemporary spin appealing to several generations of music lovers.

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE opens the doors to hospitality, entertainment, and enjoyment every night, featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a 10-seat in-theatre bar, lofted VIP mezzanine for private groups, and table seating for the perfect date night. The ever-changing menu and entertainment schedule means guests never have the same night twice. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), downstairs inside the Hilton New York Fashion District. Purchase tickets at @chelseatableandstage



Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 PM (EVERY OTHER WEEKEND)


The award-winning phenomenon Boy Band Brunch is back and delivered with its own special mix of handsomeness, tongue-in-cheek humor, and Broadway talent, these boys have been seen all over the world spreading their boy band love. They re-imagine the sound, movement, and energy of NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, One Direction, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men, Jonas Brothers and more. For three consecutive years, The Boy Band Project has won Broadway World Cabaret Awards. They’ve opened for pop star Todrick Hall on his 2019 “Haus Party Tour,” were featured alongside The Backstreet Boys on “Good Morning America,” and have appeared on NY1 and WNBC TV. They’ve headlined residencies in Provincetown, Puerto Vallarta, Rehoboth Beach, The Green Room 42, Iridium NYC, Celebrity Cruise Line, Atlantis Events and have toured popular venues all over the country.


Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 PM


Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Award-winning recording artist and entertainer Marieann Meringolo presents her critically-acclaimed show celebrating the three-time Academy Award-winning songwriting team. Having written the lyrics for numerous television shows, films, and stage musicals, the Bergmans also wrote for some of the best artists of our time: Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson, Johnny Mathis, and most notably Barbra Streisand – who has recorded 64 of their songs. Selections include “The Way We Were,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” “Where Do You Start,” “Nice ‘n’ Easy,” and many more. Time Out New York claimed, “If k.d. lang’s DNA were to get whipped together with Barbra Streisand’s in a genetics lab specializing in divas, the result might well be Marieann Meringolo.” She is a MAC Award winner as well as a Back Stage Bistro Award-Winner for “Outstanding Vocalist.”


Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM



Sullivan Fortner stretches his deep-rooted talents as a pianist, composer, band leader and uncompromising individualist. The Grammy Award-winning artist out of New Orleans received international praise as both key player and producer for his collaborative work on The Window (Mack Avenue, 2018), alongside multi-Grammy winner, vocalist-composer Cecile McLorin Salvant. As a solo leader, he has released Moments Preserved (Decca, 2018) and Aria (Impulse!, 2015) to critical acclaim. Now based in New York, Fortner has earned recognition in multiple DownBeat Critics Poll categories, winning first place in Rising Star Piano and Rising Star Jazz Artist. In addition to associations with such diverse voices as Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Diane Reeves, Etienne Charles and John Scofield, Fortner’s frequent and longtime collaborators have included Dee Dee Bridgewater, Stefon Harris, Peter Bernstein, Nicholas Payton, Billy Hart, Christian Scott, Fred Hersch and the late Roy Hargrove. Recent collaborations include Grammy-nominated releases Dear Love (Empress Legacy) and Generations from leaders Jazzmeia Horn and The Baylor Project, respectively.


Saturday, April 30 at 9:30 PM


Singer/songwriter Lauren Eylise returns to Chelsea Table + Stage and pays tribute to one of her greatest musical inspirations, Amy Winehouse. Singing since the age of 2, music emerged as an innate form of expression for Lauren Eylise. Her genre-defying music can be categorized as eclectic-soul, as an array of influences make up her sound while each song is born from lessons of the soul. Her commanding vocals and acoustic stylings exude an indie-folk style with R&B overtones that easily appeal to the energy of pop music. And when armed with her full band, The Part-Time Lovers, the soul singer’s sound fuses funkadelic rock and electric blues.


Monday, May 2 at 7:00 PM


with special guests NORBERT LEO BUTZ and JESSICA VOSK

“Music of Broadway For Cello and Piano” – Album Release Celebration

Following the recent release of her debut album, Music of Broadway for Cello and Piano, the acclaimed cellist will celebrate with a joint album release and birthday celebration featuring her longtime friend, Charlie Alterman, on piano and vocals, along with some special guest stars. Mairi has established a busy career as a solo, chamber, Broadway and recording artist. Since 2003 she has held chairs in 18 Broadway shows, including The Bridges of Madison CountySunday in the Park with George, and currently Paradise Square. Off-Broadway credits include the premiere productions of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years (Chicago 2001, NYC 2002). Mairi has been a featured performer with Jason Robert Brown, Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan and John Pizzarelli.


Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 PM


Alex “Apolo” Ayala’s Bámbula Project is a powerful, intense and nostalgic fusion of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba rhythms with jazz. But is more than an Afro-Puerto Rican jazz quartet; It is a celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican heritage and culture. Ayala’s intense and adventurous, yet story-telling and nostalgic compositions and arrangements ambitiously aim to capture the audience and transport them into a realm where Puerto Rican Bomba rhythms, lyrical melodies, and jazz harmonies and freedom are symbiotically married. The Puerto Rican bassist embodies the spirit of the multi-lingual musician. His vast knowledge of both Latin music and jazz languages makes him one of the few bi-lingual bassists in the music scene. With a professional career of 20 years, his body of work includes performances, tours, recordings, and Grammy nominations with a vast majority of Latin music giants and world-renowned jazz musicians.


Saturday, May 7 at 7:00 PM


Steph Amoroso will deliver an unforgettable acoustic and electric set, featuring recently released singles “Keep Me in the Dark,” “You and Me,” as well as her summer hit “Electric Light,” featured in PeopleGood Housekeeping, and other major media. An old soul with a gravity beyond her years, Amoroso is a New York City-based, New Jersey-bred singer, songwriter, musician, and actor who boasts a soulful voice and magnetic presence. She was in cast of Punchdrunk’s Off Broadway hit Sleep No More, where she sang with the jazz band as her alter ego, Lola. Drawing inspiration from Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, and Madonna, Steph’s sense of freedom, passion for storytelling and theatrical flair, is threaded within the layers of her music.


Sunday, May15 at 2:00 PM (BRUNCH SERIES)


“Funk Shui NYC represents the future of big-band jazz,” says All About Jazz. Funk Shui NYC is a thirteen-member, horn heavy jazz collective playing unique arrangements of unlikely funk, rock, pop and soul tunes, and original compositions by the players. Founded and organized by Rob Susman and Dave Morgan, Funk Shui NYC features some of NYC’s wildest jazz soloists in dynamic, irreverent settings. Their debut album is on Zoho Records.


Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 PM

CHARU SURI – “Raga Jazz”

Join award-winning pianist and composer Charu Suri, who became the first Indian jazz artist to premiere an evening of work at Carnegie Hall, in an evening of her music that draws from her native Indian rhythms and ragas (modal scales), in an enthralling, energetic and soulful musical experience unlike anything you’ve heard, with glorious Sufi singing on top of it all. Lyrics or ghazals sung by Falsa, and percussion by Jesse Gerbasi. Her ground-breaking albums include The Book of Ragas, and its sequel, The Book of Ragas, Volume 2. Her raga compositions have garnered her an Hollywood Music in Media nomination, an International Singer Songwriters Association gold record, and Global Music Awards. Charu has performed at Lincoln Center and other prestigious concert halls around the world, including St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 PM 


Ted Nash pays tribute to one of the most famous collaborations in Jazz history, that of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. Backed by his working band and with the help of the talented young vocalist Chris McDole, Ted will bring you a night of romance in Jazz.


Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 PM (BADASS BRUNCH SERIES)


Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra, led by trumpeter and composer Bill Warfield is “a mixture of adventurous modernistic pieces, jazz-tinged salsa, and post-bop hipness” according to Jazz Times. Warfield is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music where he won the Maynard Ferguson Scholarship, the William H. Borden Award for Outstanding Achievement in Jazz/Commercial Music and the Carmine Caruso Award for Outstanding Trumpet Performance. He has performed with such diverse artists as Ornette Coleman, Mel Torme, Sheila Jordan, David Liebman, Jon Faddis, Buddy DeFranco, Don Braden, Randy Brecker, and Sonny Stitt. As a bandleader he has recorded New York City Jazz for Interplay Records, The City Never Sleeps for Seabreeze Records, Nomad(with Dave Stryker) for Steeplechase Records, Le Jazz Hot (with Dave Liebman), “Trumpet Story” (with Randy Brecker), and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” with the Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra on BluJazz. Bill is listed in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz by Ira Gitler and Leonard Feather, and in the Biographical Jazz listings by Lewis Porter.


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