Joe's Pub, Michael Cerveris
Joe's Pub gives you a look ahead at its July 9-July 15 performances, including Amanda Holley, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments, Matt Munisteri, Mary C., Happy Ending Music & Reading Series, Charles Perry, Kalman Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio, Summer & Eve, Batz, Bhi Bhiman, Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes, Ilusha Tsinadze's Dede Ena, Russian Red with special guest Tulsa, Lori Lieberman, Michael Serveris, and Loose Cattle. See full details below!
July 9 at 7:30pm
With her delicious blend of R&B, Soul and Pop, the beautiful Amanda Holley returns to Joe's Pub is predicated by her fans and industry professionals who have been captivated by her extraordinary talent as a songwriter, musician and vocalist. Her upcoming album, which features original songs birthed from her partnership with multi-platinum, Grammy, and Oscar winning artists, writers, producers, and arrangers will attest to that.
Amanda will once again be accompanied by the legendary Dennis “DOC” Williams (O’Jays, Patti LaBelle, Stephanie Mills) her musical conductor/arranger/keyboards and some of the best local musicians in the New York City area.
BRIDGETT EVERETT & THE TENDER MOMENTS
July 9 at 9:30pm
Bridget Everett hits the stage with a live band and a bottle of booze to sing all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her ... feel? From tender moments to prison sex, come get inside her.
"You can call it making love, you can call it having sex, but somebody is getting fucked tonight."-Bridget Everett
July 10 at 7:30pm
$18 Advance / $20 Door
Matt Munisteri will celebrate the release of his new CD "Still Runnin' 'Round in The Wilderness - The Lost Music of Willard Robison Vol l". In the mid 1920's the pianist, singer, composer and arranger Willard Robison began recording a startling series of recordings of his own songs, and in the process became a prototype for that lasting American twentieth century artistic archetype; the singer-songwriter. And yet in the 8 decades which followed none of these unclassifiable recordings have ever been commercially re-issued. The guitarist, singer and songwriter Matt Munisteri has spent years tracking down these original recordings on 78 records and has now not only brought them to light, but has re-imagined them as a body of work rightfully freed from the trappings of era or idiom.
July 10 at 9:30pm
HAPPY ENDING MUSIC & READING SERIES
feat. Nell Freudenberger, Rajesh Parameswaran, Alex Shakar,
with live drawing by Michael Arthur & musical guest Ana Egge
July 11 at 7pm
The consistently sold out, Happy Ending Music & Reading Series, chosen by New York Magazine and NY Press as the best reading series in NYC, and singled out by the New York Times Magazine for helping to "Keep downtown alive," features the most interesting storytellers, writers, musicians, raconteurs and personalities, and requires the readers to take one public risk, while the musicians, who perform two short sets with their original, lyric-driven music, are required to play one cover song and try to get the audience to sing along. Known for its consistently good taste, Happy Ending has launched careers and proudly, ended none.
July 11 at 9:30pm
Renowned for his unique voice,virtuosic pianochops, and ensemble of talented musicians, Jonathan Batiste will be kicking off summer with two nights at Joe's Pub.
On July 11, Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band will take the stage for a night of thigh-slapping, foot-stomping performance. Prepare for the unexpected - what begins in the music hall could very well spill into the streets of Manhattan.
July 12 at 7:30pm
Charles Perry affectionately known as “Charlie” began singing at the tender age of five, as most great vocalists, his singing career emerged out of the black church. By the age of thirteen, he was featured on the album of Montel Thomas, which hit the Billboards, entering in at number 10. From age sixteen to present, Charles was becoming a teenage sensation, he was the youngest actor to earn a theatre role in Vy Higginson’s highly acclaimed musical, “Mama I Want to Sing”. While performing in the musical he was offered the opportunity to sing along alongside and grab the attention of singing greats, Grammy Award winners CeCe Winans and gospel sensation Shirley Ceasar, as well as Stacy Francis and Shana both from the “Waiting to Exhale” soundtrack, all while performing live in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Charles Perry has toured with R&B legends Regina Belle and Stephanie Mills, and continuing on vocally with Sister act’s own Tonya Blount and not to forget Grammy Award winner Lisa Fischer. Charles Perry starred in a play called “This is my song” with Cissy Houston and Tramaine Hawkins. His television credits include the David Letterman show, as well as the Michael Jackson 25th Anniversary Special. He’s sung background with such artist as Liza Minelli, the late great Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross, not to mention Usher, 98 Degrees and Marc Anthony. Charlie was also blessed to have worked with Rap Icons “De La Soul” and was featured on their album “The Grind” which he appeared on their hit song “Reality”. Charlie has also recorded with Stellar Award Nominee James Hall & Worship and Praise at Foxwoods. He’s toured the U.K. with John Legends recording artist “Estelle”. Many people compare me, many try to label me, but through it all, I’m just Charles Perry and I got next. Period…
CENTRAL EUROPEAN WORLD MUSIC with
KÁLMÁN BALOGH GYPSY CIMBALOM TRIO
July 13 at 7pm
The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY and Centrum Management present Central European World Music: a fascinating world music experience blending Eastern and Central European folk music from the exceptional European artists, Kálmán Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio, from Budapest
Kálmán Balogh is one of the foremost Hungarian cimbalom players, descending from a famous dynasty of Hungarian Gypsy musicians. His virtuosity is matched only by his understanding and respect of his heritage. A graduate of Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music of Budapest, he has completed many successful tours throughout the world with various ensembles, including well over a dozen tours in North America. The cimbalom, a sort of oversized hammer dulcimer played with mallets like a vibraphone, possesses piano like percussive abilities to drive a band rhythmically or take the melodic lead. In Kálmán Balogh's expert hands, the cimbalom can do both simultaneously. His mastery of this unique and rare Hungarian folk instrument has mesmerized audiences.
Kálmán Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio is the dynamic merging of music from the old and new worlds. Balogh continues a fabled European musical tradition harking back to the collaboration of masters like gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli, connecting ancient folk music traditions of Central and Eastern Europe with the chord progressions and swinging rhythm of jazz. Balogh's cimbalom becomes a new and compelling voice centering the Trio, which is enhanced by acoustic violin/viola and acoustic bass. Similarities in jazz and traditional folk music, such as improvisation and a kaleidoscope of emotional expressions, are immediately evident.
The Trio includes excellent musicians who have worked with Balogh extensively. Robert Lakatos, a viola and violin player from Slovakia, is steeped in classical music training and played with important classical orchestras, but always gravitated toward folk and world music. He plays in several groups ranging from classical to folk and jazz genres. Robert’s band, the RÉV, has become a popular band in Hungary and Slovakia. Bassist Csaba Novák is one of the most versatile bass players in Hungary, familiar with gypsy style, klezmer, folk music, jazz and world music.