Howard's new CD, "Songs of Innocence & Experience: The Music of William Finn," will be available on the Ghostlight Records label beginning April 12 on iTunes, Amazon.com and in stores.
In her one-night-only concert Howard is also paying tribute to the artistry of the Finn songbook with a full band led by musical director Vadim Feichtner. Audiences can expect to hear such Finn staples as "Infinite Joy," "Sailing" and "I Have Found," among others.
Howard will be joined on stage at Birdland by special guests Tituss Burgess, Jessica Snow Wilson and Derrick Baskin. Her backup vocalists include Michael Lowney, Paul Lessard, Ethan Paulini, James Sasser, Beth Eunice, Victoria Huston-Elem, Betsy Werbel and Gaelen Gilliland.
On the new CD, Howard is backed by a 14-piece band led by music director Feichtner and a team of vocalists. Baskin, her Spelling Bee co-star, and Elf The Musical's Sebastian Arcelus join her for duets.
The complete track listing for Lisa Howard's "Songs of Innocence & Experience" follow:
Listen to the Beat
Trina's Song/I Have Found
I Don't Know Why I Love You (Duet with Derrick Baskin)
How to Make Delicious Chocolate Pudding
When the Earth Stopped Turning
Hold My Baby Back
Father to Son/That's Enough for Me
Songs of Innocence and Experience (Duet with Sebastian Arcelus)
Birdland is located at 315 W. 44th St. For tickets, visit www.birdlandjazz.com or call (212) 581-3080.