“Once people started buying my songbook,” Blumenkrantz told Playbill.com, “they started asking, ‘Where's the CD?’ because my songs haven't been recorded for the most part, and no one knows how they ‘go.’ So I created a podcast as a more casual, low-cost (no-cost) alternative to making a CD. Each week, I present a song from the book, usually with a special guest-star singer. We chat, we laugh, we sing. It's very breezy, and people get to hear the songs for free.” Blumenkrantz’s website, located at www.jeffblumenkrantz.com, currently offers vocals by Judy Blazer (“It’ll Work for You”), Victoria Clark (“I Won’t Mind”), Sally Wilfert (“I’m Free”) and Blumenkrantz himself (“Hold My Hand” and “Moving Right Along,” the latter performed with Ryan Perry).
Jeff Blumenkrantz received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for the songs he contributed to Urban Cowboy, The Musical. He contributed a song to Audra McDonald's Seven Deadly Sins concert at Carnegie Hall as well as a tune to the Transport Group's production of The Audience. His songs have been performed by McDonald, Megan Mullally, Victoria Clark and Judy Kuhn. As an actor, Blumenkrantz appeared in the Broadway productions of Into the Woods, 3 Penny Opera, Damn Yankees, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying and A Class Act.
As previously reported, The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Concert will be presented Feb. 13 at Birdland. The 7 PM evening at the famed jazz club will feature tunes from Blumenkrantz’s newly published songbook. Those scheduled to interpret the songs of the composer-lyricist include Tony Award winner Victoria Clark as well as Judy Blazer, Rebecca Luker, Ryan Perry, Sally Wilfert and Blumenkrantz. Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. For reservations call (212) 581-3030.