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Catherine Russell performs "Broadway" by Caterina Valenta. © Jazz at the Ballroom

Jazz at the Ballroom Presents “Take Me Back to Manhattan” a Musical Tribute to New York

Renowned musicians sing the praises of the city with the American Songbook

Published on April 14, 2021

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, non-profit Jazz at the Ballroom (JATB) will present a virtual tribute to New York City, Take Me Back to Manhattan on Stellar Tickets. Filmed at the famed Carlyle Hotel in New York, the program celebrates the special affinity the American Songbook has had with New York City.

Since the 1930s, one landmark has remained the home of the Songbook— the Carlyle Hotel. The show celebrates the music, glamour, and elegance of New York in this spot where the American Songbook has always hung its hat.

Over 20 award-winning musicians, including Isaac Mizrahi, Catherine Russell, Peter Cincotti, and Samara Joy join Emmy-award-winning host of NY1’s On Stage, Frank DiLella to celebrate New York through words and music.

“From its earliest days in the twentieth century, the American Songbook has had a love affair with New York,” said Suzanne Waldowski, Executive Director of JATB. “The city is the birthplace of the Songbook and so many those great songs remind us that, despite all the headaches and hassles, it’s a magical place to be.”

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