jim and jenna birdland

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

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