Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland, 1/22-26
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by BWW News Desk
Acclaimed singer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will return to Birdland Jazz Club from January 22 to 26 with a special new show, "Bridges" - inspired by the song by Brazilian composer Milton Nascimento. The show will feature songs such as "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Chelsea Bridge", "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?", "No One Is Alone" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Her all-star trio will feature Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums. "Bridges" explores songs about how people connect and move beyond their differences, inhibitions and fears. "I am responding to the extraordinary polarization in our country at this time, says Callaway. "During the recent election, people became so hostile, forgetting about what they had in common and focusing only on their differences. Music has the power to heal and so I am offering a show that puts a new light on things for this new year, using the symbol of a bridge as a beautiful image to contemplate in all its forms." Callaway was recently honored with two BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards for Cabaret Show of the Year and Best Tribute Show for "The Streisand Songbook" at 54 Below.
Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook. Her gifts as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer have given her one of the most unique careers in music today. Born in Chicago to an illustrious musical family, Ann's heartfelt singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. Callaway won the Theater World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical "Swing!"
She gained international exposure for writing and singing the theme for Fran Drescher's hit TV series 'The Nanny". Ann made her Hollywood screen debut in Robert DeNiro's spy thriller "The Good Shepherd" singing "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and was featured in the soundtrack of Queen Latifah's "Last Holiday". She's written over 250 songs including the Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand "At the Same Time" and "I've Dreamed of You". She performs the critically acclaimed acts "Sibling Revelry" and "Boom!" with Broadway star and sister Liz Callaway. Ann has recorded 12 solo CD's including her latest celebrated Telarc release "At Last" and is a guest artist on over 40 CDs. Callaway also devotes herself to philanthropic work, writing and performing to benefit many cherished causes. For more information, see her website www.AnnHamptonCallaway.com.
Ann Hampton Callaway will perform "Bridges" at Birdland Jazz Club from Tuesday, January 22 to Saturday, January 26. Doors open at 7:00 PM; there are sets at 8:30 PM and 11:00 PM each night. All shows have a $30 to $40 cover change with a $10.00 food and beverage minimum. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street between 8th and 9th avenues. For ticket reservations, please call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.BirdlandJazz.com.