Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins Set for Barry Levitt's Jazz Jam at Urban Stages

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Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins will be part of Barry Levitt's Jazz Jam Dec. 7 at Urban Stages in Manhattan. The concert is presented as part of the Winter Rhythms music festival.

The 7 PM concert promises jazz and swing music. It will also feature Mary Foster Conklin, Cleve Douglass and Kat Gang. Levitt was the musical director for Catskills on Broadway and Swinging On a Star.

Pinkins is known for her work in Caroline, or Change; Play On; Jelly's Last Jam; and The Wild Party. On television she has been seen in "As the World Turns, "All My Children," "24" and "Law and Order."

Additional Winter Rhythms performances include Jaqcues Brel star Gay Marshall (Dec. 5 at 7 PM); I Hate Music: The Songs and Music of Glen Roven with Lauren Flanigan, The Broadway Youth Ensemble, Broadway performers Jeff McCarthy, Donna Lynne Champlin, Luba Mason, Nikolas King and noted opera singers Benjamin Perry Wenzelberg, Matthew Garrett and Christopher Herbert (Dec. 5 at 9 PM).

Also planned is Janice Hall in I'd Rather Be Doing This (Dec. 6 at 7 PM); guitarist Sean Harkness (Dec. 6 at 9 PM); Barry Levitt's Jazz Jam (Dec. 7 at 7 PM); Daryl Glenn and Ricky Ritzel in A Ritzmas Daryl with Alison Nussbaum (Dec. 8 at 7 PM); an evening of music by Richard Eisenberg and Scott Evan Davis (Dec. 9 at 9 PM); Gretchen Reinhagen in Both Sides Now (Dec. 10 at 7 PM); Tanya Holt (Dec. 10 at 9 PM); and a final benefit evening with Steve Ross (Dec. 11 at 5 PM).

Winter Rythms will also stage All in Good Time: The Songs of Barry Levitt and Peter Napolitano, with Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli, Julie Reyburn, Susan Winter, Barbara Porteus, Helena Grenot, Deb Berman, Rob Langeder, Stacie Perlman, Janice Hall, Joshua Dixon, Fran Leonardis and Gary Crawford (Dec. 9 at 7 PM). For tickets phone (212) 868-4444 or visit Smarttix.com. Urban Stages is located at 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan.

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