Song-and-dance-man and Broadway veteran Jeffry Denman (The Producers) brings Jazz Turns: Broadway Tunes through Jazz Textures, featuring Joshua Pearl and The Joshua Pearl Classic Jazz Trio, to Birdland. Special Guests include Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James, Drama Desk Award winner Nancy Anderson and Broadway hoofer Dennis Stowe.
Jazz Turns is an evening of contemporary and classic musical theatre songs given evocative, tasteful jazz interpretations by Denman and Pearl. Jeffry's voice and tapping feet mingle with the Joshua Pearl Classic Jazz Trio in a passionate blend of sentimental ballads, tap dance syncopations, and playful uptempos exploring tone, color and nuance. Songs include "Nothing is Too Wonderful to Be True" by David Yazbek, "Not While I'm Around" by Stephen Sondheim, "Moving Too Fast" by Jason Robert Brown, "My Own Space" by Kander and Ebb, and "Tonight at Eight" by Bock and Harnick.
Jeffry Denman: Jazz Turns is presented as part of the ongoing Broadway at Birdland series, Monday night concerts featuring top theater and nightclub stars and songwriters; it is an offshoot of Jim Caruso's Cast Party.