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My View: Don’t Tell This To Michael Feinstein

My View: Don’t Tell This To Michael Feinstein

Jazz at Lincoln Center can charge as much as they want for his “The Great Jazz Standards” with Tedd Firth Big Band, Marilyn Maye, Freda Payne Vuyo Sotashe and Veronica Swift and it would be worth the price of the ticket. Most times, to hear Pop/Jazz you’re in a New York City Cabaret. Piano, Bass, and drums, a cover charge and a minimum. Last night at The Appel Room we listened to 17 musicians, 4 vocalists, Michael singing/hosting, and an extraordinary display of musicianship in a perfect acoustical environment. Even a tone deaf accountant can figure that it comes to $3.40 per performer to hear some of the best jazz interpretations of the American Songbook available in any venue. If you have some spare change try to get a ticket for this series. Here’s a short video clip of some of those sounds last night.

(For another article of this event by Stephen and complete photo coverage go to Broadwayworld.com)

Michael Feinstein Jazz At Lincoln Center

Michael Feinstein Jazz At Lincoln Center

Marilyn Maye & Michael Feinstein

Marilyn Maye & Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein

Tedd Firth & Freda Payne

Tedd Firth & Freda Payne

Veronica Swift & Michael Feinstein

Veronica Swift & Michael Feinstein

Vuyo Sotashe

Vuyo Sotashe

Marilyn Maye & Eda Sorokoff

Marilyn Maye & Eda Sorokoff

Freda Payne & Sunny Sessa

Freda Payne & Sunny Sessa

Stephen Sorokoff & Marilyn Maye

Stephen Sorokoff & Marilyn Maye

Eda Sorokoff & Sunny Sessa

Eda Sorokoff & Sunny Sessa

 

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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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