Joey Arias to Play Town Hall April 21
Under the artistic direction of Manfred Thierry Mugler, conceived and created by Arias and musical director Ben Allison, and performed with Allison's 4-piece band, the program will include Arias' interpretations of jazz standards, along with new renditions of tunes made famous by Bob Dylan, Diana Ross and Cream, among others.
Arias' stage credits include Arias with a Twist, co-created with Basil Twist, and the Las Vegas spectacular Zumanity, for which he co-wrote 3 songs. He has performed worldwide at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Freedom Theatre in London and on a transatlantic world tour into the cabaret clubs of Paris, Tokyo, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Canada and England.
Additionally, Arias has produced several of his own recordings including Arias on Holiday, Strange Fruit, Jazzo Lozo, God Shave the Queen and live recordings of StarLust in Berlin, and Arias with a Twist and Bar D-O in New York. Arias is currently working with longtime collaborator and director Manfred Thierry Mugler on a unique project for early 2012.
Portions of the proceeds will benefit Lifebeat, a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention.