REVIEW: Jane Monheit At Birdland / Cabaret Scenes

March 9, 2020Birdland, Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Forman, Cabaret Scenes Is Jane Monheit a jazz singer or is she a cabaret singer? She meshed both identities together marvelously in her latest show at Birdland. Monheit brought a unique interpretation to every song, making each selection from the Great American Songbook feel new and delightfully different. She is a true jazz … Read More

REVIEW: Catherine Russell: Alone Together: A Valentine’s Week Celebration At Birdland / Cabaret Scenes

February 19, 2020Birdland, Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Forman, Cabaret Scenes Catherine Russell is one of the truly wonderful jazz singers of our time. Add her all-star band consisting of Mark Munisteri (guitar), Mark Shane (piano), Tal Ronen (bass), Mark McLean (drums), Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet), Evan Arntzen (reeds), and John Allred (trombone), and you have the recipe for a memorable 90-minute … Read More