On April 26 Brown will perform his own songs at the new Manhattan cabaret Le Jazz Au Bar on East 58th Street. Show time is 8 PM. Jason Robert Brown, who was the musical director and arranger for the musical Urban Cowboy, won the Tony Award for Best Score for his Broadway debut, Parade. His two-person musical, The Last Five Years, played a brief run at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre, and was preserved on Sh-K-Boom Records. Brown also composed the score for Songs for a New World and wrote incidental music for Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, The Waverly Gallery and the Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Long Day's Journey Into Night.
Le Jazz Au Bar is located in Manhattan at 41 East 58th Street. The new jazz space is the work of impresario Howard Stein, who owns the nightclub Au Bar, where the new jazz room is housed. Call (212) 308-9455 for reservations.
Le Jazz Au Bar, which seats 175, will combine "the luxe of the Café Carlyle, the legacy of the Oak Room and the chops of the Blue Note." In a statement owner Stein said, "I've always loved jazz music and saw Au Bar as the perfect place to present the best and brightest in jazz talents, both legendary and legends-in-the-making. It has the intimacy and decor unlike any other jazz venue in town."