"I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing"

This Weds, March 3rd and the Wednesday after that March 10th (both at 7:00pm) I’ll be singing original works by composer Jay Alan Zimmerman (the “Beethoven of Broadway”) in an extraordinary Art/Song exhibit in Times Square. The voices of singers will be actualized into visual representations via installations by artist Lisa Ingram.

As he describes it himself in his website, “It’s hard to explain, so start with the Broadway World article here: BROADWAY VOICES MADE VISUAL BY DEAF COMPOSER 2/23 – 3/16

Chashama times square
112 west 44th Street, between 7th & 6th avenues
Facebook event can be found here

Here’s a nice writeup of Marquee Five and other great events of the week by Jenna Esposito of BroadwayWorld.com (a great Cabaret artist in her own right!) regarding our Thursday Feb 25th, 2010 show at Don’t Tell Mama : ow.ly/1c4po

“A welcome addition to the NYC nightlife scene…terrific performers in their own right…and the blend of their instruments on tight, five-part harmonies is really something special! The five performers each got their chance to shine in various solos and duets, which added color and variety to the already-enjoyable evening. Each vocalist brought their own unique sound and style to the show, yet were able to blend beautifully on the group numbers…I’m looking forward to seeing what’s on board for Marquee Five next – it’s a welcome breath of fresh air in the cabaret world to have this type of ensemble show, and I’m sure there are more exciting things in store!”

-Jenna Esposito

I’m now taking on a second blog – that of www.markjanasthesalon.blogspot.com, the official blog of markjanasthesalon.com. The Salon, presented by the fabulous pianist, composer, music director Mark Janas and Producer Tanya Moberly, is a weekly open mic held currently at the Etcetera Etc restaurant. A cover and food/drink minimum will let you in on a great evening of singing, spoken word, workshopped performances, classical, musical theater, rock, opera, whatever! Everything is accepted, and there is even a weekly theme to help in musical choices. However, all material (on or off theme) is welcome.

I’ll be blogging about the performers and artists who attend the Salon and any information for upcoming Salon events. Please feel free to read and/or subscribe via email or RSS if you would like to keep in touch with The Salon!