Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson's Nadia Quinn Will Host Monday Nights, New Voices Concert
By Andrew Gans
Monday Nights, New Voices, the acclaimed concert series founded by composer Scott Alan to "showcase some of today's brightest new talent in New York," will continue its eighth and final season April 25 at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre.
In addition to spotlighting up-and-coming talent, the final season is welcoming back many of the series' successful alumni as hosts. Hosting the third concert of the season will be Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson's Nadia Quinn, who appeared in the June 16, 2007, New Voices concert.
The 7 PM concert will celebrate the work of composer and lyricist Drew Gasparini, who will be on hand to join performers on selections from his songbook and offer stories about the songs. Paul Staroba is the evening's musical director.
Performers will include Bradley Beahen, DJ Bucciarelli, Erin Edelle, Dan Housek and Emily Kay Shrader.
Drew Gasparini is the recipient of the John Lennon Songwriting Award (2006), MTC Award (2007) and the San Francisco Fringe Grant (2009). He is currently working on getting Circles, a musical he wrote with Louis Sacco, produced. His other projects include Pearl, a kids musical he is co-writing with Zoe Sarnak; and a one-act called Inappropriate Stories Told at a Bar. For more information visit www.DrewGaspariniMusic.com.
Scott Alan's newest recording, "What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up," is now available on CDbaby.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. "What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up" follows Alan's earlier studio recordings, "Dreaming Wide Awake" and "Keys."
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located in Manhattan at 61 Christopher Street. There is a $12 music charge and a two-drink minimum; for reservations call (212) 255-5438 or visittheduplex.com.
Those who are interested in being part of Monday Nights, New Voices should send a headshot, resume and mp3 file to MNNVinfo@yahoo.com.
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