Palm Beach didn’t have to stay up until 11PM to hear jazz/pop vocalist Carole Bufford, the enchanting virtuoso of songs that are labeled 11 o’clock numbers. 11 o’clock numbers are the designation given to the powerful show- stopping songs that usually bring down the house and receive standing ovations towards the end of the second act of a Broadway show. Carole dramatically and effectively sang quite a few of them in her engagement at The Colony Hotel’s Royal Room last night, but her show contained much more than those great songs that brought her to prominence in the New York jazz and cabaret communities. The Royal Room audience got to see and hear the whole spectrum of Carole’s musical and acting prowess, which has won her rave reviews from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. What happens anywhere she performs happened in The Colony. Deserved ovations for this unique songstress who keeps you in rapt attention as she glides through a full spectrum of sound and emotion. All of this excitement occurred in The Royal Room and it wasn’t even 11 PM. Music director Ian Herman’s skillful piano fits Carole like a glove and he was joined by some wonderful local Palm Beach musicians, which included a Royal Room favorite, bassist Paul Shewchuk.
Carole Bufford The Royal Room Feb. 3-6
For Stephen’s complete photos of Carole J. Bufford at The Royal Room go to Broadwayworld.com