Richie Williams: Sunday Jazz Brunch
On Bass, Iris Ornig
On Piano, Takaaki Otomo
Guest Singers: Ejaye Tracey & Mark Anthony Lee
If you love music and you desire to sing, this Sunday Open Mic Jazz Brunch is a dream come true. Set in Pangea,s salon-like cabaret room with a Baldwin Baby Grand nestled in the corner, its hard not to feel the room's Dorothy Parker charm and warm embracing energy. This, coupled with two of the most sought-after Jazz accompanists, Iris Ornig on bass and Takaaki Otomo on piano, make this a Sunday afternoon that you wont want to miss! This week's guest singers are: Ejaye Tracey & Mark Anthony Lee.
Richie Williams, Host is a contagiously funny, Poet, Singer, Jazz Historian and Raconteur who seems to carry the entire American Songbook in his hip pocket and is often referred to as The downtown Bobby Short. Richie's voice and style echo the mellow tones of both, Nat and his brother Freddie Cole. This, coupled with his charismatic charm, funny-bone good humor and off the cuff style, serve up a fun filled and edgy performance that leaves The Song Book Smiling!
Richie has performed at numerous venues beginning his career at Barry Harris', legendary Jazz Culture Theatre. He has also performed at many venues in Manhattan including, The Triad, Don't Tell Mama and St. Peters (The Jazz Church). He is a mainstay in the Big Apple's thriving jazz cabaret scene including, Thalias, Zebs, Kitanos, and Cobi Naritas' Jazz Forum.
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. SEATING BEGINS AT 12:00PM.
THE HOUSE OPENS ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SHOW. SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
Late arrivals will be seated at management's discretion.
Downtown's intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by."
178 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003