Simply titled The Lyrics of Amanda Yesnowitz, the evening will begin at 7 PM. Currently scheduled to perform are Stephanie J. Block, Chip Zien, Ann Harada, Noah Weisberg, Kate Reinders, Farah Alvin, Carlos Encinias, Michael Winther and Lauren Kennedy. Brian Cimmet will be the evening's musical director. The concert will feature music by Deborah Abramson, Larry O'Keefe, Brian Feinstein, Steve Marzullo, Skip Kennon, Jason Robert Brown and Cimmet.
￼Yesnowitz was the first individual lyricist to win the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award. Her musical By the Numbers (music by Brian Feinstein) earned a Dramatists Guild Fellowship. She also penned lyrics for an adaptation of Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle (music by Feinstein), produced by Ithaca's Hangar Theatre. Other written works include Building a Wing (Best Musical at 2007 Short Sweet & Song in Sydney, music by Michael Ficocelli), The History of War (music By Deborah Abramson, book by Chip Zien) and While I Wait (music by Abramson).
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $25-$35 cover charge plus a $10 food/drink minimum. For reservations call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.BirdlandJazz.com.