The jazz band will be joined each week by a Broadway performer who will offer tunes from the Great American Songbook. Among those actors scheduled to join Traina and his Quintet are Spamalot's Marin Mazzie, Hairspray's Michele Pawk, Curtains' Jason Danieley and Karen Ziemba, The Phantom of the Opera's Howard McGillin and A Chorus Line's Michael Berresse. Two shows will be offered each Tuesday night, beginning at 9:30 PM and ending at midnight.
Joe Traina, an accomplished clarinetist and saxophonist, leads the Joe Traina Quintet on "Tea for Two," his newest CD that was released this past December. The recording features a mix of Broadway show tunes and jazz standards. He is joined on the 12-track disc by Mike Karn (tenor saxophone), Tim Regusis (piano), Scott Neumann (drums) and Sean Smith (bass).
There is no cover charge to attend the performances; however, there is a $35 food and drink minimum. For reservations or further information, call (212) 221-8440.
Sardi's Restaurant is located in Manhattan at 244 West 44th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.