Tony-Winning Orchestrator Jonathan Tunick Plays Birdland March 19; Rebecca Faulkenberry Is Special Guest
By Andrew Gans
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winning orchestrator Jonathan Tunick returns to Birdland with his Broadway Moonlighters March 19.
Tunick will lead a big band of Broadway's finest musicians in his own arrangements. Rebecca Faulkenberry, who can be seen in Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, is the evening's special guest. Show time is 7 PM.
Jonathan Tunick won Broadway's 1997 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for Titanic and was nominated in the same category three other times: in 2000 for Marie Christine, in 2001 for Follies and in 2003 for Nine The Musical. He won the 1977 Oscar for Best Music/Original Song Score and Adaptation for "A Little Night Music." The Grammy came in 1988 for his instrumental arrangement of "No One Is Alone," performed by Cleo Laine. His 1982 Emmy was for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction for "Night of 100 Stars."
Tunick's principal instrument is the clarinet.
Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $40 cover and a $10 food/drink minimum; call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.BirdlandJazz.com. ￼
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