Tony Award winner Barbara Cook is the special guest for the evening at the famed jazz club, which begins at 7 PM. The Broadway Moonlighters, featuring musicians from the orchestras of Road Show, The Little Mermaid, In the Heights, Pal Joey and more, comprises Les Scott, Lawrence Feldman, Steve Kenyon, Jay Dryer and Jay Brandford on saxophones, clarinets and bass clarinet; Bob Millikan, Glenn Drewes and Kamau Adilifu on trumpets; Jack Gale and Vinny Fanuele on trombones; Lee Musiker on piano; John Beal on bass; and Ronnie Zito on drums.
Jonathan Tunick won the Academy Award for Best Music, Best Original Song Score and Best Adaption for the film "A Little Night Music." He won a Tony for Best Orchestrations for Titanic, a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for "No One Is Alone" (performed by Cleo Laine) and an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction for "Night of 100 Stars."
Barbara Cook has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was most recently on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG. Cook made her solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera, which was also released on DRG Records. Cook's newest CD on the DRG label is titled "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder."
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $30 or $50 (VIP) cover charge and a $10 food-drink minimum. Call (212) 581-3080 for reservations or visit www.BirdlandJazz.com.