Feinstein's at Loews Regency will continue its Fall 2012 season with the debut engagement of mother-son duo of world-class jazz pianist, Bill Charlap and Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Sandy Stewart. The pair will perform a collection of ballads from some of the most popular songwriters of the twentieth century such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin. The show will run from November 19 to 24 at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).
Charlap, one of the world’s premier jazz pianists, has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of New York City’s Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. A two-time Grammy nominee, Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist Renee Rosnes. In the Spring of 2010, Charlap and Rosnes released Double Portrait, a duo piano recording on the Blue Note label.
Stewart is best known for the Grammy-nominated song “My Coloring Book” (she lost to Ella Fitzgerald’s “Mack the Knife”). She began her performing career at 15 in her native Philadelphia and soon moved to New York for a variety of television gigs with Merv Griffin, Dick Van Dyke, and as a regular with “The Perry Como Show” while also touring with Benny Goodman. After marrying Broadway composer Moose Charlap, she retired to rear sons Bill and Tom. Later, she resumed singing in clubs and on recordings and voiceovers. Sandy’s recent Blue Note CD with Bill, Love Is Here to Stay, was greeted with universal acclaim.
FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY will present Bill Charlap and Sandy Stewart from Monday, November 19 through Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 PM with an additional 10:30 PM performance on Friday and Saturday evening. NOTE: There will be no show on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 22. All shows have a $40.00 cover with $60.00 premium seats and $75.00 up-front seats available. In addition, there is a $40.00 food and beverage minimum. Jackets are suggested but not required. The club is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. For ticket reservations and club information, call (212) 339-4095 or go online at Feinsteinsatloewsregency.com and TicketWeb.com.