Indefatigable cabaret singer Marilyn Maye, who has been singing professionally since World War II, will help Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrate its 30th anniversary season with four concerts October 27 and 28 at the Appel Room in New York City.
Maye, who will celebrate her 90th birthday April 10, 2018, has had an extensive nightclub career, but attained a national profile after she was introduced on The Tonight Show by then-host Steve Allen. She has subsequently made a record 76 appearances on the talk show, through the tenures of various hosts.
Though she has not appeared on Broadway, she has appeared in regional productions of musicals including Mame, Hello, Dolly!, and Can-Can. Most of her career has been spent in cabarets and concert halls, where she has performed over the years with the likes of Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Michael Feinstein.
Tickets for the 7 and 9:30 PM concerts cost $55.50–$90.50 and can be ordered here.
Maye is also scheduled to perform August 4–7 at the Art House in the summer resort town of Provincetown in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.