A Swingin’ Birdland Christmas starring Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch

A Swingin’ Birdland Christmas starring Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch

Birdland presented the sixth year of “A Swinging Birdland Christmas” last night and Times Square Chronicles was there. It starred Birdland regulars Klea Blachurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. In the tradition of beloved seasonal specials, Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch performed swiging arrangements of “Christmas Waltz”, Kay Thompson’s “Holiday Season,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm,” The singers were joined by Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums. The show is playing through 12/25. Check out the video

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Billy Stritch, Steve Doyle, Jim Caruso, Klea Blackhurst, daniel Glass

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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