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Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Jazz At Lincoln Center's A Tribute To Bobby Short

For Immediate Release - April 18, 2013 

 May 15 & May 16

Featuring Host James Naughton With
Special Guest Billy Stritch on May 15,

Host Michael Feinstein on May 16.

With Tedd Firth, Ed Howard, Mark McLean,
And Guest Vocalists Paula West, T. Oliver Reid,
and Barbara Carroll.

Tickets on Sale Now

New York, NYJazz at Lincoln Center pays tribute to cabaret icon Bobby Short, with host James Naughton on May 15, and Michael Feinstein on May 16.  Music Director Tedd Firth will exhibit Short’s signature songs alongside some of today’s brightest stars of cabaret and Broadway, including guest vocalists Paula West, T. Oliver Reid, and Barbara Carroll.

"The lyric is my Bible," Bobby Short once said, describing the aesthetic stance to which he developed through a seven-decade career as a professional entertainer.  Short spent consequential time during his last four decades as resident singer-pianist at the Café Carlyle on the Upper East Side, where his “gravelly baritone and perfect diction" demonstrated the triumph of character over beauty.

A Tribute to Bobby Short
May 15 at 7pm with host James Naughton and special guest Billy Stritch
May 16 at 7pm and 9pm with host Michael Feinstein
Featuring Tedd Firth, Ed Howard, Mark McLean 
Guest Vocalists Paula West, T. Oliver Reid
and Barbara Carroll

The Allen Room 
Tickets Start at $55

Tickets for Rose Theater and The Allen Room can be purchased online through jazz.org, by phone through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500 (open daily from 10:00am to 9:00pm), or in person at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street on the ground floor.  The JALC box office is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6:00pm (or 30 minutes past curtain). 
Jazz at Lincoln Center's 25th Anniversary Season celebrates the organization's range and depth of programming, as well as education initiatives that have reached millions of people around the world over the past 25 years.  The 2012-13 season continues with Swinging with The Big Bands featuring Michael Feinstein, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks,
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis alongside special guest vocalists Nellie McKay, Connie Evingson and Sachal Vasandani on June 12 and 13.
Click here for a complete schedule of Jazz at Lincoln Center's 25th Anniversary Season concerts and events.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:  Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, 
The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Bank, Qatar Airways, The Shops at Columbus Circle
at Time Warner Center, and SiriusXM.

 The 2012-2013 Jazz at Lincoln Center Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the Support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

MasterCard® is the Preferred Card of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Qatar Airways is a Premier Sponsor and Official Airline Partner of Jazz at Lincoln Center.


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