“Music at the Mansion” soars on Sunday, Jan. 29

Sean Harkness


Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, in association with NiCori Studios and Productions, announce a new installment of the monthly concert series, “Music at the Mansion”, on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 3 p. m.  Performers to include January include singer Wendy Lane Bailey, the husband-and-wife cabaret and songwriting team of David Alpher (pianist/composer) and Jennie Litt (singer/lyricist), and solo bass and guitar recording artist with Windham Hill Records (BMG), Sean Harkness!

Wendy Lane’s performances in venues across the country have earned critics’ praises for her versatility and sophistication. She has appeared as a guest artist on multiple recordings including those of pop legend Leslie Gore and Broadway’s Susan Egan.

The cabaret and songwriting team of David Alpher (pianist/composer), an NYU graduate and Jennie Litt (singer/lyricist), a graduate of Harvard, have been hailed “among the premier cabaret acts,” and a “perfect musical ensemble”.   They have delighted audiences with cabaret shows that offer in-depth explorations of the Great American Songbook.

Guitarist Sean Harkness recently garnered both the Outstanding Instrumentalist of 2011 Backstage Bistro Award, and a MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Clubs and Cabarets) for his New York solo shows.  Sean has appeared as an artist and sideman extensively in New York’s finest jazz venues including the Blue Note, Smoke, Small’s, the Jazz Standard, Birdland, Iridium, Feinstein’s, Edison Ballroom, Mile’s Café, the Metropolitan Room, St. Nick’s, and Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center.  He has six commercial recordings released to date.

“Music at the Mansion” is a series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ.  The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers – Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 to make reservations.  Seating begins at 2:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center is located at 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield.  For more information, please contact info (at) corinnasings.com or call Oakeside at 973-429-0960.



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