07/30 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM - $25.00
ScoBar Entertainment presents: Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band
With Special Guests: Ilene Kristen & Geoff Gallante performing ‘Cheek to Cheek’ with Rossano Sportiello & Nikki Parrott
“Packed with Rat Pack PUNCH!” ~ The Examiner NYC
“Frisky, Retro Fun!” ~ Time Out New York Magazine
The multi-award-winning, multi-talented vocalist, bandleader, and comedian Terese Genecco (pronounced “Teh-REECE Jeh-NECK-oh”) is currently the longest-running nightclub act on Broadway, appearing here as a headliner at The Iridium NYC every month – for more than 72 performances – since her opening night in March of 2009. Her brand new live CD was recorded at The Iridium on October 12, 2011 and can be found at www.CDBABY.com
Genecco has appeared in major music venues, performing arts centers and jazz festivals around the world since her cabaret debut in 2003 when she became San Francisco’s “Entertainer of the Year.” After garnering a Back Stage Bistro Award, 2 MAC Awards, and being named one of the Top Ten Best Cabaret shows of the year by Time Out New York Magazine in 2006 and again in 2007, Genecco wrapped up a year-long run at San Francisco’s premiere nightclub, The Rrazz Room, in 2008 and relocated to New York City where she has continued to earn critical acclaim, another Bistro Award, two more MAC Awards (for Major Artist & SHOW OF THE YEAR) and a rabid fan following in her open-ended run of shows at The Iridium with her stellar 8-piece “Little Big Band.” www.TereseGenecco.com
“There were no ‘mice’ in the Ratpack – it was strictly an all-boy’s club. But if Frank, Dean and Sammy ever returned from the Great Casino in the Sky, the first youngish female singer that I’d recommend to join their clan is this high-voltage entertainer. Ms. Genecco is deeply rooted in the early 1960s, the colorful last gasp of the era of swingin’ lovers, and, as such, draws equally from Louis Prima and Sammy Davis on one hand and Ray Charles and Elvis on the other. She and her three horns and five rhythm put on an unstoppable juggernaut of a set at the Iridium, with one hard-hitting swinger after another, pausing only for what she describes as a mandatory ‘two-ballad maximum.’ The calendar may say Dec.28, but Ms. Genecco makes every show seem like New Year’s Eve.
~ Will Friedwald; The Wall Street Journal, December 2010
All shows Co-Produced by BUG:OUT:MUSIC
As one of the most famous faces in daytime television history, Ilene Kristen has charmed, captivated and perplexed audiences for years. Viewers best know Ilene as Delia Reid Ryan Ryan Coleridge Crane Coleridge on the daytime drama Ryan’s Hope–a role which she originated in the show’s first episode and portrayed on and off for 14 years. She is also famously known for her appearances on the daytime dramas Loving and Another World.
Most recently, Ilene left viewers transfixed in her twice Emmy-nominated role as the word twisting and outrageous Roxy Balsom on One Life to Live.
Ilene’s artistic excellence enabled her opportunities to expand her career path including multiple primetime guest appearances, roles in several independent films, professional singing and song writing, and extensive stage work – including a role in the original Broadway production of Grease.
Thankfully, Ilene’s luminous gift for entertaining loyal viewers transcends beyond the screen. Between her charitable involvement’s and mentoring today’s youth, You can see Ilene performing a captivating and sensual catalogue of her own original music regularly in the New York City cabaret scene.
Ilene’s accomplishments and contributions to the world of television, performing arts and charities have truly made her an icon to millions.
By the age of six Geoff Gallante had already performed as a guest soloist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Orchestra – on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Geoff has shared the stage with such jazz icons as Maynard Ferguson, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Chris Botti, and performed on stages in thirty-two states across the country, including premier jazz and concert venues such as Andy’s (Chicago), Iridium (NewYork City), Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.), and the Kennedy Center (Washington). He is also the youngest instrumentalist ever to be invited to play at the White House in Washington. Geoff’s network TV credits include the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and NBC’s “Today Show.”