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Jazz at the Plaza: Wednesdays and Thursdays

June 16, 2011

To: Listings/Critics/Features

From: Jazz Promo Services

Press Contact: Jim Eigo,



Donald Schaffer Entertainment

Jazz at the Plaza

Wednesday and Thursday Nights

No cover, no minimum, just great music!


The Plaza Hotel’s Rose Club

Fifth Avenue and Fifty-Ninth Street


Kat Gang — Wednesdays at 9 pm

Singing traditional jazz standards, Cole Porter, Gershwin and others from the Great American Songbook


“Kat has a voice that draws you into her magical world. I think she’s absolutely marvelous!”— Liane Carroll, Best Female Vocalist, BBC JAZZ Awards


“Remember the name because once you’ve seen her you’ll never forget the face – beautiful, expressive, vibrant. Kat Gang is an extraordinary singer with a trained legit voice who can also belt!” — Beatrice Williams-Rude


“Kat reminds me of Anita O’Day — the kind of vocalist who has her eyes open and yet remains exquisitely relaxed in her lyric and the way in which she sings. She does these amazing things, while smiling, showing off her amazing range while looking like she is hardly working at all.” — Helga Davis, WNYC


“I cannot tell you how impressed I am with her singing, she is very, very talented!”— Sheila Jordan, Jazz Singer



Lapis Luna — Thursdays at 9 pm

Vintage jazz and classic swing music


Lapis Luna brings you the captivating jazz of the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s with a classic glittering sound. Standards, enchanting ballads, obscure swing-era gems, and vintage melodies the way they were meant to be heard: vibrant, fun, romantic, and cool.


The band is Shawn Aileen Clark on vocals, John Merrill on guitar, Chris Pistorino on bass, and Brian Floody on drums and percussion.


New York Magazine has identified Lapis Luna as an ‘Ultimate New York City Wedding’ band choice for four years running, and accordingly they were the wedding band for Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Geoffrey Arrend’s (500 Days of Summer) nuptial celebration. Lapis Luna has also recently been featured as the swing band in the ad campaign for Kate Spade’s new fragrance ‘Twirl.’


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