Baldwin, Kennedy, Kirk and Simard Will Join Stitt at Birdland in May

News   Baldwin, Kennedy, Kirk and Simard Will Join Stitt at Birdland in May The songs of Georgia Stitt will be presented at Birdland next month during an evening simply titled Georgia Stitt & Friends.

The May 26 concert at the famed jazz venue will feature the talents of composer Stitt as well as Kate Baldwin, Lauren Kennedy, Keith Byron Kirk, Jennifer Simard, Tony Holds and Elizabeth Salem. Show time is 7 PM.

The singers will be backed by Victoria Paterson on violin and Randy Landau on bass. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear tunes from Stitt's CD "This Ordinary Thursday" as well as songs from her musicals The Water, Big Red Sun and Sing Me A Happy Song.

A composer, lyricist, musical director, conductor, arranger and pianist, Georgia Stitt's musicals include The Water, Big Red Sun and Lizan. Stitt was the assistant conductor for the Broadway bow of Little Shop of Horrors and the associate conductor for Encores! mounting of Can-Can. A recipient of the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Fellowship and the Sue Brewer Award for excellence in music composition, Stitt is married to Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown.

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. There is a $25 cover charge and a $10 food-drink minimum. Call (212) 581-3080 for reservations or visit www.birdlandjazz.com.