IN HIS OAK ROOM DEBUT, JOHNNY RODGERS PRESENTS

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Photo by Bill Westmoreland

“WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD” MAY 11 – 29

Johnny Rodgers, internationally celebrated singer-songwriter and pianist will transform the Oak Room into a sophisticated upbeat party, taking audiences on a pleasure tour of American music from May 11th thru 29th. With his boy-next-door charm and creamy crooner’s voice, Johnny and his band will offer Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World”, Hoagy Carmichael’s playful “Huggin’ and Chalkin”, Johnny Mercer’s “Too Marvelous For Words”, Tex Williams’ “Smoke!, Smoke! Smoke!,” the classic “Birth Of The Blues” and Randy Newman’s “You Can Leave Your Hat On.” Rodgers will also include his award-winning songs “Home To Mendocino”, “One More Moment”, and the tribute ballad “The Best Of You In Me.” The show is directed by Mark Waldrop with Brian Glassman on bass, Danny Mallon on drums and Joe Ravo on guitar.

Johnny Rodgers’ “What A Wonderful World” will play Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 and Friday and Saturday at 8:30 and 11. There is a $50 cover charge per person ($25 for late shows Friday and Saturday) plus either a $30 food and beverage minimum per person or a $60 prix fixe dinner. Reservations: (212) 419-9331 or bmcgurn@algonquinhotel.com.

Johnny Rodgers is a recent recipient of the NY Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist”. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s at the Regency, The Colony Hotel Palm Beach, Los Angeles Ford Amphitheater and throughout North America, Europe, and South America as Liza Minnelli’s featured guest artist. He starred on Broadway in Liza Minnelli’s Tony Award-winning Liza’s At The Palace which was presented by PBS and released on DVD.

The Johnny Rodgers Band departs for the renowned Rhythm Road tour in November to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. Johnny’s recordings include CD’s “Box of Photographs”, “Bound Together” and “Let’s Make A Date.”

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