Jazz Bastards: with Matt Kanelos, Aldo Perez, Jenny Mitchell, Nick Parker and Glen Heroy
"A rambunctious set unfolds and in the midst of the neo-vaudeville kitsch you realize these people can really play...Their originals are mixed with such standards as Pennies from Heaven, I Get a Kick Out of You, and That Old Black Magic but with the occasional tap dance, fights between the lead singers, and gratuitous pan-pipe solo, theres nothing standard about them" - Penelope Thomas, Bistro Awards
"This lots sarcasm makes the future safe for sentiment and strikes sour notes that leave nothing but sweet memories." - Adam McGovern, HiloBROW
The Jazz Bastards are nominated for a MAC AWARD 2019!
The Jazz Bastards are a NYC quintet featuring Matt Kanelos, Aldo Perez, Jenny Mitchell, Nick Parker and Glen Heroy. The use of toys, costume, spoons, tap and electronics mix with the 4 Jazz Bastard vocalists for a weird yet reverent cocktail. Jazz Bastards presents standards and original jazz compositions with a vaudeville edge. Instrumentation: Drums, guitar, keyboards, clarinet, spoons and vocals.
Aldo Perez aka Mr. Nobody is a guitarist, singer, actor and composer. He is the co-creator of NYC bands Psycho the Clown and Renaldo The and co-artistic director for Theater The. (The Mystic Renaldo the, The Shrine, American Hallucinations, House of Dopes at Edmonton Fringe and 92 Street Y, Radio Purgatory (winner of an Independent Theater award for best sound design).
A widely sought-after collaborator in the New York City jazz, avant garde and rock worlds, pianist and songwriter Matt Kanelos aka Wang Catalano draws equally from both his music conservatory background and his 20 years of experience in the folk and experimental music scenes of New York and Chicago. In recent years, he has performed and recorded with Carol Lipnik, Jenifer Jackson, Jon Lundbom, Lorraine Leckie, Richard McGraw, Andrew Smiley, Nick Podgurski, and Jason Liebman. Kanelos has released four well-received albums as a bandleader, most recently 2014's Love Hello, praised by New York Music Daily as "a masterpiece of pensive, allusively lyrical psychedelia."
Glen Heroy aka Mr. Christmas was a professional clown in The Big Apple Circus, was featured in the documentary Circus on PBS, and is the official clown for Opera on Tap. A veteran Santa Claus at Macy's Santaland, Glen is author of the memoir I, Santa.
Jenny Lee Mitchell aka Muffy Styler is a vaudevillian and singer/musician who performed her way throughout Europe in musicals and operetta before returning to her city of birth, creating her aliases Mad Jenny a Weimar Vaudevillian and satirist (premiere at Pangea) and Muffy Styler, a drunk jazz singer/comedian who regularly hosts variety shows at the Slipper Room.
"smart and theatrically savvy" NYTimes
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food and beverage minimum at the tables. Guests may order dinner or drinks in the music room once it opens at 9:00PM
Seating for the show begins at 9:00PM and is first come first serve.
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.
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