Steve Ross

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Steve Ross

Monday, March 20, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$30.00 - $40.00

Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

Steve Ross
Steve Ross
“An Evening With Steve Ross”
Monday, June 26 at 7pm
Birdland


The Broadway at Birdland concertseries is proud to announce the return of pianist/singer Steve Ross in “AnEvening With Steve Ross” on Monday, June 26 at 7pm.


Steve Ross was raised inWashington, DC, and heard a lot of music at home, some from his mother whoplayed piano. In due course, he studied piano himself and by the time he hadattended Georgetown University, spent a little time in a seminary, and served inthe US Army, he had become an accomplished pianist, drawing his repertoire notfrom contemporary pop but from the Great American Songbook. In the early 70s hesettled in New York City where he soon became well known on the city’s cabaretscene. At first a background pianist, he was urged by club owners to sing andgradually began to do this, eventually training as a singer. As his personalstyle developed, so his reputation spread. Ted Hook, owner of Backstage, apiano bar in the midtown theatre district, hired him. The association washugely successful and in 1979 Hook opened a new club, Onstage, especially toshowcase Ross’ talents. In 1981, Ross was booked into the Oak Room at theAlgonquin Hotel where he played a considerable part in establishing the room asa perennial favorite of artists and customers. At some venues he would findhimself accompanying leading entertainers who happened to be in the audience,among them Liza Minnelli and Ginger Rogers. Ross toured Australia in 1986, oneof his shows there being recorded at Don Burrows’ Supper Club, and he returnedto that country in the late 90s. He has played many festivals, including Perthin Australia, Spoleto in Italy, and Hong Kong. Other international venuesinclude seasons at London’s Ritz Hotel and Pizza On The Park. In 1989, hehosted a live cabaret series for BBC Television, and back in America was hostof New York Cabaret Nights, a series for National Public Radio.



Ross maintained his popularity andhigh standards through the 90s and into the early 00s. In the winter of 1996/7,he appeared in a revival of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter at the Walter KerrTheatre; the show, which starred Frank Langella, ran for 175 performances. AtNew York’s Stanhope Park Hyatt Hotel in the winter of 2003/4 he presented a newcabaret show, My Manhattan, anelegant portrait of a hundred years of the city’s life seen through song. Ross’repertoire draws from the work of songwriters past and present, such as GeorgeGershwin, Cole Porter, with whose work he has a special affinity, RichardRodgers and Lorenz Hart, and Stephen Sondheim. He has appeared with stridepianist Judy Carmichael, performing a show entitled Style Meets Stride that featured the music of Porter and FatsWaller. Ross sings in a light baritone voice, playing the piano with verve. Forseveral years, he has been referred to as ‘the Crown Prince of New YorkCabaret,” an unofficial but merited title.

“An Evening With Steve Ross”
Monday, June 26 at 7pm
Birdland (315 West 44 Street, NYC)
www.BirdlandJazz.com
$30/$40 cover, $10 food/drink minimum