Joe Traina, who has been managing Broadway theatres since 1987 (he currently presides over the Cort Theatre, home of the critically acclaimed The Lyons), and his Septet will perform at the Plaza Hotel June 28 at 7 PM to celebrate the upcoming final season of the acclaimed TV series "Damages," which stars Glenn Close and Ted Danson.
Traina, who plays clarinet, will be joined by Jeb Patton on piano, Mike Karn on bass, Scott Neumann on drums, trumpeter Greg Gisbert, trombonist John Allred and Grant Stewart on tenor sax.
The Joe Traina ensembles have performed at such venues as Iridium, The Rainbow Room, Tavern on the Green, the National Arts Club, Shelly's New York, Tatou and Sardi's.
"Ten By Ten," which is available on the Joe Traina music label, includes such songs as Guys and Dolls' "I've Never Been in Love Before," My Fair Lady's "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" and Jubilee's "Begin the Beguine," among others.
The Plaza Hotel is located on Fifth Avenue at Central Park South in New York City.
All The Way
Bullets Over Broadway
Of Mice and Men
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Realistic Joneses
The Velocity of Autumn
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