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“CD’s For The Holiday” Cabaret Hotline Event
Tuesday November 15, 7pm Don’t Tell Mama 343 W 46th Street, New York, NY
Tickets Available Here Cabarethotline Online
THE SEDAKA SHOW RETURNS TO WASHINGTON DC
To Kick Start the 10th Season of “Maggies Cabaret” Concert Series
with the BRILLIANT Howard Breitbart at the piano!
Maggie’s Cabaret is is located at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church – 1830 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20009. Cost is $20 and includes the show, a glass of wine or soda, and light refreshments. Proceeds go to the church’s general fund.
No advance reservations. Doors open at 7:15 and the show begins at 8:00 pm.
Jim Van Slyke and LML Music are excited to announce the release of award winning performer Jim Van Slyke’s new recording, The Sedaka Sessions. The disc is a joyful, powerful tribute to one of pop music’s living legends, featuring two duets with Neil Sedaka himself.
The CD showcases music from Van Slyke’s critically acclaimed Sedaka Show, which Mr. Sedaka first saw him perform at the Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City. Impressed and touched, Sedaka offered his assistance and a ringing endorsement:
“Jim Van Slyke is something quite special. I’ve heard others sing my songs, but nobody has moved me more than Jim. The voice, the stage presence…just brilliant. He is a songwriter’s dream!” – Neil Sedaka, 2011
The Sedaka Sessions repertoire was culled from 50+ years of Sedaka’s legendary collaborations with Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody (the single exception being “Workin’ on a Groovy Thing” which was written with Roger Atkins). Van Slyke’s fresh readings of the timeless tunes make you wonder why you don’t hear brilliant songs like The Hungry Years, Laughter in the Rain and Solitaire more often. The icing on the cake is Mr. Sedaka’s appearance the CD, with duets on “Brighton” and “The Immigrant.”
ORDER YOUR COPY NOW on AMAZON.com, LMLmusic.com, ITunes
Van Slyke worked extensively on the repertoire of the live Sedaka Show with co-creator, Brian Lane Green, and then musical arranger, Tim DiPasqua, sharing hundreds of song possibilities and ideas about pacing, tempos, lyrics etc. It was a true collaboration based on Sedaka’s entire pop oeuvre, with Van Slyke and Green researching and compiling the song choices, and DiPasqua and Van Slyke working out the arrangements. When it came time to record, DiPasqua and Van Slyke were pretty much ready, save a few adjustments from a “live” vibe to pop – recording sound.
“Because my live show had been, thankfully, so successful, The Sedaka Sessions seemed like a natural,” says Van Slyke. “I am so grateful to everyone who made this possible, and for Neil’s unwavering support. It’s pretty thrilling to imagine what the next chapter will bring.”
The Sedaka Sessions can be ordered now on Amazon.com, LMLMusic.com,iTunes, jimvanslyke.com and everywhere fine music is sold!
FEATURING TWO DUETS WITH POP MUSIC LEGEND NEIL SEDAKA!
“I’ve heard others sing my songs, but nobody has moved me more than Jim. The voice, the stage presence…just brilliant. He is a songwriter’s dream!” – Neil Sedaka, 2011
Jim Van Slyke delivers a stunning, heartfelt tribute to pop music legend Neil Sedaka. Features two duets with Neil Sedaka himself! A breathtaking tribute to one of pop music’s living legends. Strikingly beautiful vocals sung with musical and dramatic power. Showcases music from the critically acclaimed The Sedaka Show. New interpretations of pop music classics. Second album from ASCAP Award-winning singer/songwriter Jim Van Slyke.
Details coming soon! Also stay tuned as Jim will release many pictures and fantastic reviews from his month long run at Feinsteins this past April. New concert tour dates are coming soon with all kinds of exciting stops along the way!
Michael Feinstein, Jim Van Slyke and Neil Sedaka
Still riding high from the run and closing night. What a thrill to sing with Neil again, to reunite with my amazingly talented friend Terese Genecco for a duet and to have Michael Feinstein there was awesome. Truly grateful for the brilliance of Tim DiPasqua, Brian Lane Green, all at Feinsteins, Michael Feinstein for inviting me to perfrom at his club to begin with and to Neil and Leba Sedaka for the support, love and friendship! SOMEONE PINCH ME!
MORE PICTURES TO COME!!!!