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A Soulful Salute to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra 

On Stage At Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter, is pleased to present its 2018-2019 season featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage At Kingsborough brings top notch performing arts to Southern Brooklyn, with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including cabaret, dance, music, and family programming. The full season runs through May 17, 2019.

On Friday October 12th, On Stage At Kingsborough kicks off its 2018-2019 season. Join Grammy Award-Winning vocalist Catherine Russell and famed singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli as they salute Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra with “Billie and Blue Eyes.” This unforgettable concert will feature soulful interpretations of chart-topping classics like “All of Me,” “Ring A Ding Ding,” “Them There Eyes,” and “One More For My Baby.”

Catherine Russell has six decorated albums to her credit, and won a Grammy for her appearance as a featured artist on the soundtrack album for the HBO TV series Boardwalk Empire. Her sixth album, Harlem On My Mind, received a Grammy Nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Catherine has toured the world, performing and recording with David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm, Paul Simon, Rosanne Cash, Carrie Smith, Toshi Reagon, Wynton Marsalis, Dr. John, Joan Osborne, Vince Giordano, and many others, appearing on over 200 albums.

Since beginning his solo recording career in 1990, John Pizzarelli has performed at countless clubs and concert halls on the jazz circuit, opening for such greats as Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis and Rosemary Clooney. In 1993, he opened for Frank Sinatra’s international tour and joined in the celebration for his 80th birthday at Carnegie Hall, bringing down the house with his rendition of “I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do.” Pizzarelli’s 2006 album Dear Mr. Sinatra, his tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” was praised byThe New York Times for “exploding with enthusiasm and excitement.” Pizzarelli’s album Midnight McCartney, reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart. He received the 2009 Ella Fitzgerald Award from the Montreal International Jazz Festival, joining a select group of past winners including Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett and Harry Connick Jr.

Event Details:
October 12, 2018
Catherine Russell & John Pizzarelli/ Billie and Blue Eyes
8:00 PM
Tickets: $34/$39
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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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