Missing the Presidential debate to attend the exciting and elegant opening of Clint's show at the Carlyle (JFK) brought this phrase to mind. "I knew Bobby Short, Mr. Holmes (dramatic pause) and I'm sure that he was in the room last night, smiling, and just as overwhelmed and captivated by your talent as your star studded audience was."
What do Clint Holmes the Las Vegas super entertainer and Bobby Short the sophisticated New York pianist/singer have in common? Mr. Short's performance footprint was 3 feet square as he sat at the Carlyle piano, and Mr. Holme's uses, the entire stage, but they both have the ability to make you understand songs you've heard many times before in a new, gripping and unexpected way. "Remembering Bobby Short" is not an attempt to imitate the legendary performer. It is a respectful and heartfelt tribute to Mr. Short and the songs he sang. Just when you thought you knew everything about Clint Holmes he surprises you with this masterpiece of a Cabaret Show. Clint "You're the Top!
Jeffrey Neiman, music director supplied the wonderful & enthusiastic keyboard sounds as did Jay Leonhart (bass) and Sherrie Maricle (drums). An added treat was the original Bobby Short Band which joined for the later part of the show. John Eckert (trumpet), Mike Christianson (Trombone) and Patience Higgins (Saxophone/Flute)
The show was directed by Larry Moss, Created and Produced by Cecila Joyce Johnson and the executive Producer was Richard Dory.
The Carlyle Hotel Presents Clint Holmes "Remembering Bobby Short" October 11-29.
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Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers. |
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