A TIN PAN ALLEY CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH to play at 54/under
Award-winning actress and singer Gabrielle Lee and her four-piece swing jazz band will deliver an evening of ragtime, blues and Tin Pan Alley jazz standards in celebration of Black History Month. A Black History Month celebration in Pan Alley plays at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Friday, February 11 at 7 p.m.
The group includes Peter Yarin (piano and musical director), Vince Giordano (bass), Damon DueWhite (drums) and Colin Hancock (trumpet/cornet). The show is produced by Marilyn Lester. Tickets range from $30 to $65, with a $25 minimum for food and drink. Tickets are available at www.54below.com or by calling 646-476-3551. Feinstein’s/54 Below is located at 254 W 54th St. Cellar, NYC 10019.
It’s iconic American popular music that has made legends of singers like Ada “Bricktop” Smith, Florence Mills, Lena Horne and Ethel Waters, not to mention stars like Bert Williams, George Walker and Paul Robeson. Gabrielle and her friends dance to the music of masters such as Shelton Brooks, James P. Johnson, Turner Layton and Fats Waller, with “Darktown Strutters Ball”, “Some of These Days”, “He May Be Your Man But He Comes to See”. Me Sometimes”, “A Hundred Years From Today” and many more great Tin Pan Alley hits.
Gabrielle Lee is a dynamic performer who has starred in A Blackbird Legends Cabaret and All Night Strut. Broadway, Dreamgirls, and more. As a singer, Gabrielle has worked with, among others, the New York Pops, Cab Calloway Orchestra, Ray Charles Orchestra, Harry Belafonte, Natalie Cole and Steely Dan.
Phillip Attmore is a dancing, singing and acting force who has worked in several Broadway, film and television shows. He is a three-time Astair Award winner and was featured on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” as one of America’s “Top 20 Dancers.” Additionally, Attmore has appeared as a guest performer on several television and variety shows, including “The Ellen Degeneres Show”, “The Today Show”, and “The Tony Awards”, among many others.
Jennie Harney-Fleming is an award-winning singer-songwriter who made her Broadway debut in the lead role of Nettie in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical The Color Purple. More recently, she joined the cast of Broadway hit Hamilton as a replacement for the 3 Schuyler sisters. She was also nominated for an Audelco Award for “Best Actress in a Musical” for her portrayal of American icon Pearl Bailey in the musical Pearl.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter the club.
Photo credits: Stephen Sorokoff