Features


Critical Thoughts: Direction Can Help/Direction Can Hurt—A Tale of Two Singers

I recently saw two singers whose shows might have very little in common on the surface but whose...

The Reinvented (and Always Reinventing) Stand-Up Comic

In a song snippet, dubbed “Denial,” filmed at New York's Comedy Cellar more than a decade ago, stand-up...

One-Man-Show–manship: Lifetime Achievement Bistro Award Honoree Robert Klein on His Singular Comedic Career

Last November, shortly after comedian and actor Robert Klein was confirmed as the recipient of 2024’s Bob Harrington...

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Club Reviews


Sally Mayes in “Now and Then: The Stories”

In February of this year, singer Sally Mayes presented the second in her four-part Now and Then series,...

The Deborah Newallo Experience

Red Rooster is a restaurant in the heart of Harlem’s music scene created by Andrew Chapman and Marcus...

“Find the Road: A John M. Cook Anthology”

As music director and pianist, John M. Cook has contributed to the success of many shows and singers,...

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Album Reviews


Album Review: Mark Winkler–”The Rules Don’t Apply”

Singer/songwriter Mark Winkler received the 2023 Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording for his last album, Late Bloomin’ Jazzman. The...

Album Review: “A Collective Cy–Jeff Harnar Sings Cy Coleman”

Anyone choosing to explore the songs of Cy Coleman finds a cornucopia of jazz, pop, and Broadway with...

Betty Bryant: “Lotta Livin'”

We live in an age when octogenarians and nonagenarians in the music industry are delivering performances in recordings...

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