CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM OUR SOLD OUT SHOW AT BIRDLAND !
The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented acclaimed singers Jenna Esposito and Jim Van Slyke in a sold-out celebration of the music of Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka in “Where The Hits Are: A Tribute to the Songs ofConnie Francis and Neil Sedaka” on Monday, December 30.
Over the past ten years, the award-winning Broadway at Birdland concert series has brought hundreds of Broadway and cabaret stars to the historic stage of Birdland, including Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole, Tom Wopat, Jason Robert Brown, Frank Wildhorn and Cyndi Lauper. The Monday series is always followed by Jim Caruso‘s Cast Party, a rollicking, inpromptu and ‘extreme’ open mic night.
Looking for a great way to celebrate the holiday season? Monday night (December 30th), we have a fantastic show planned at the world-renowned Jazz Club Birdland in New York City and you don’t want to miss it! I’ll be sharing the stage with the fabulous Jenna Esposito in our show, Where The Hits Are: A Tribute to the Music of Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka, and I truly cannot wait! Full details, including a link to purchase tickets (which are only $25 each!) below and under my upcoming performances
We debuted the show at the Friars Club in October, and my dear friend, Neil Sedaka was in attendance, which as always was a thrill! He and the rest of the sold-out house had rave reviews for the show, so Jenna and I are thrilled to be able to perform it again in another fabulous venue!
Happy New Year Everyone, and I look forward to seeing you Monday!
I am quite excited to be making my concert debut with my friend and co star Jenna Esposito at the world-renowned Birdland on Monday, December 30th, as part of Jim Caruso’s Broadway at Birdland series! Jenna and I will present our show, Where The Hits Are: A Tribute to the Music of Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka. We are thrilled!
We debuted the show at the Friars Club in October, and my dear friend Neil Sedaka was in attendance, which was a thrill as always! He and the rest of the sold-out house had rave reviews for the show, so Jenna and I are thrilled to be able to perform it again in another fabulous venue!
Here is a partial press release from Birdland and a link below for tickets
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is delighted to announce that acclaimed singers Jim Van Slyke and Jenna Esposito will join together in celebration of the music of Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka in “Where The Hits Are: A Tribute to the Songs of Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka” on Monday, December 30 at 7pm. Fortune Esposito will act as musical director/guitarist, with David Crone on piano, Rob Broelmann on bass, Dan Weiner on drums, Frank Petrocelli on sax, with Kelly Esposito-Broelmann & Rob Langeder on backup vocals.
Neil Sedaka and Connie Francis are two of the most enduring legends in the history of popular music, and unbeknownst to many, each of them can attribute a great deal of their success to the other. Vocalists Jenna Esposito and Jim Van Slyke have been performing their tributes to Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka, respectively, to rave reviews around the country, and have finally brought them together. Join them on a rockin’ and rollicking journey through the songbooks of Neil Sedaka and Connie Francis, including hits like “Stupid Cupid,” “Laughter In TheRain,” “Solitaire,” “Where The Boys Are,” and more.
Where The Hits Are: A Tribute to the Music of
Connie Francis and Neil Sedaka
Starring Jenna Esposito & Jim Van Slyke
With Musical Director Fortune Esposito (guitar)
David Crone (piano)
Dan Weiner (drums)
Rob Broelmann (bass)
Frank Petrocelli (sax)
Kelly Esposito-Broelmann & Rob Langeder (backup vocals)
Monday, December 30th
315 W. 44th St.
New York, NY
Doors: 5:30 p.m.
Show: 7:00 p.m.
$25 cover + $10 food/drink minimum
Tickets: Click TICKETS or call (212) 581-3080
Tonight marks my first major engagement in nearly 10 months!
As some (few) of you may know this past February my left vocal fold hemorrhaged due to the steroid inhaler I was using for asthma. It was a nightmare. I truly thought my career was over. I had to cancel so many concerts and it greatly impacted my voice studio, master classes and guest conducting jobs as well.
It brings me overwhelming joy to say I have FINALLY reached a point where I feel comfortable and confident saying
MY VOICE IS BACK!!!!!
AND WHAT A WAY TO RETURN!
Tonight at The Historic Friar’s Club in New York City paying tribute to my dear friend Neil Sedaka and Connie Francis.
I will share the stage with my friend and fellow performer Jenna Esposito, Neil of coarse and many talented musicians including my dear friend/collaborator/producer and drummer Dan Weiner… all being lead by Jenna’s Dad..the talented Fortune Esposito.
What an honor and thrill to be back and WHAT A WAY TO COME BACK!
It has been an interesting 10 months to say the least. I tried quite hard to keep this on the down low. It was and still is difficult to talk about and explain but I feel quite blessed and fortunate that things seem to be going in a great direction.
I recently returned to my team of amazing Doctors at Johns Hopkins and was told the vocal fold has healed and everything looks fantastic and normal. I cried for probably 15 minutes. I am beyond grateful for them and my amazing friend, mentor and voice teacher Carol McAmis for the guidance and care! To all of my studetns family and friends who new but didnt baby me…just supported me. AND NEIL and LEBA Sedaka for being pillars of strength for me. Neil…your guidance and advise got me thru ALOT!!!
My family has been unwavering in their love and support and so have my friends that I let in on the much guarded state/condition of my vocal chords, career and heart!
I AM THRILLED TO BE BACK
I am starting to re book shows and so many other projects are coming! Please stay tuned as I am ready to share some truly exciting news!
STAY TUNED! A new chapter has begun!!!!