Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

January 4, 2020 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Venue 505, December 14 8.5/10 They began with As the Flow Cries from Barney McAll’s new An Extra Celestial Christmas album, and ended with Nectar Spur from the pianist’s 2015 Mooroolbark opus. The final note marked the end of the last Saturday night at Venue 505, which closes its doors…

January 1, 2020 / Concert Reviews - Archive

City Recital Hall, December 13 7/10 As ingenious as the lyrics of Cole Porter, Ira Gershiwn, Lorenz Hart and others might be, the secret to a song becoming a standard lies not in the words. It’s the countless jazz instrumental renditions that ultimately raise a song to “standard” status. But…

December 29, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Eternity Playhouse, December 8 7/10 “Where,” Hayden Tee wondered aloud in the course of his cabaret show, “do the characters end, and you begin?” For many actors this might not be such an issue, but when one hits the stage performing as oneself after bouncing from role to role in…