News from Palm Beach: August 5-6 & 12-13…cabaret duo Daryl Sherman & Jay Leonhart will be performing at The Colony in Palm Beach, Florida.
“Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter’s Steinway. Last June, she headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown of Peru, IN. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin’s Oak Room where the Village Voice Touted her as “someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees.” She’s also worked at Feinstein’s, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy’s Coca Cola and 59E59 Theaters where she was lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw.
A frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland’s NPR Piano Jazz, Sherman also recently hosted and was Artistic Director for the 92nd St Y’s Lyrics & Lyricists tribute to Johnny Burke.
Jay Leonhart is the undisputed guru of New York bass players and has worked with such diverse legends as Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Queen Latifah and Sting. He has recorded 15 solo albums and is known for his sharp humor and witty ad-libs.
Here are several reviews of Daryl Sherman & Jay Leonhart:
+ Stephen Holden, The New York Times: “Daryl Sherman is “delightful, impeccable, voice like honeysuckle, stylistic compendium of Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey and Blossom Dearie.”
+ Jazz Times: “As a bass player, Jay Leonhart is in the same exalted league as his mentor, Ray Brown. As a vocalist, he remains much like the Fred Astaire of jazz – a craftsman so seamlessly smooth that casual observers often fail to grasp the immensity of his talent.”
+ Village Voice: “Smart, funny and swinging…Daryl Sherman’s a canny singer and pianist with a lilting sound and engaging personal style.”
The cost to attend Daryl Sherman & Jay Leonhart is $110 for dinner & show; $70 for show only.
For all Royal Room Cabaret performances, the doors open at 6:30 for dinner and the show starts around 8, with late shows possible on Friday and Saturday nights. To make reservations, call the hotel box-office at 561.659.8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue and one block west of the Atlantic Ocean.