FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18th! THE SEDAKA SHOW COMES TO WASHINGTON DC

THE SEDAKA SHOW ARRIVES IN WASHINGTON DC
TO KICK START THE 10TH SEASON OF “MAGGIE’S CABARET” CONCERT SERIES

with the BRILLIANT Howard Breitbart at the piano!

 

     “Just brilliant! I’ve seen others sing my songs,
           but nobody has movedme more than Jim.” — Neil Sedaka

 

“The most remarkable hour and a half of show I have ever seen!” — Regis Philbin, ABC Television

 

 

Jim Van Slyke comes to DC in grand style with his critically-acclaimed show, “The Sedaka Show,” celebrating the music of pop icon Neil Sedaka. Jim lights up the stage with this intoxicating tribute to pop music legend Neil Sedaka and five decades of top 40 hits.

 

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Conceived and directed by Tony-nominated singer/actor Brian Lane Green, “The Sedaka Show” features Jim’s beautiful voice and charm with the intimate melodies of Neil Sedaka, including “Laughter in the Rain,” “Hungry Years,” “Solitaire,” and classic Sedaka hits like “Oh Carol,” “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,” “Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen,” “Where the Boys Are,” and the blockbuster hit, “Love Will Keep Us Together.”

With musical arrangements by award-winning musical director Tim DiPasqua, this tour de force trio have created a magnificent evening of Neil Sedaka favorites, lost gems, and a few surprises!

 

Jim’s new album “The Sedaka Sessions”

will be on sale at the show!  Check it out!

 

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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.

 

 

EXCITING WEEK AHEAD! DC…NY…Worldwide!

The Broadway Radio Show with Donald Latham
Listen now to the interview
The Broadway Radio Show

 

 

“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.

The Sedaka Sessions ARRIVES!!!!

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.

Cover to Jim Van Slyke's Album - The Sedaka Sessions

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.

[youtube]CC65t1KBrsQ[/youtube] “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!

The Sedaka Sessions Arrives August 9th! Check out the promo below !

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

Cover to Jim Van Slyke's Album - The Sedaka Sessions

 

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.

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The Sedaka Sessions, Jim’s new studio album, to be released AUGUST 9th! Listen to some clips below!

Cover to Jim Van Slyke's Album - The Sedaka Sessions
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.

Closing Night of The Sedaka Show’s Month Long Run at Feinstein’s in NY April 25th, 2011

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!!!!