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My View: Christmas Comes Early To Birdland – A Great Musical Present

My View: Christmas Comes Early To Birdland – A Great Musical Present

You might think of Bing, Andy, or Perry when you think Christmas Music Specials, but for the past seven years it’s been Billy, Jim, and Klea with their extraordinary sophisticated harmonies of swinging Holiday music at Birdland.   This year it’s only on the Birdland schedule for 3 nights because the trio’s sleigh took them to folks on the other side of the country who also wanted to see the show.   You can still get this present at Birdland  on Sat. 12/24 and Sunday 12/25.  A Swingin’ Birdland Christmas with Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso & Klea Blackhurst

Check out the video to hear Bing sing with Billy, Jim, and Klea

Klea Blackhurst & Jim Caruso

Klea Blackhurst & Jim Caruso

Billy Stritch

Billy Stritch

Billy, Jim, Klea

Billy, Jim, Klea

Gianni Valenti & Chita Rivera

Gianni Valenti & Chita Rivera

ChuckSteffan, Ron Abel, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso

ChuckSteffan, Ron Abel, Billy Stritch, Stephen Sorokoff

Chita Rivera & Billy Stritch

Chita Rivera & Billy Stritch

Eda Sorokoff & Chita Rivera

Eda Sorokoff & Chita Rivera

Eda Sorokoff, Ron Abel, Chuck Steffan

Eda Sorokoff, Ron Abel, Chuck Steffan

Birdland

Birdland

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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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