Café Carlyle Welcomes Yanna Avis to “Late Night Series” – Thurs. May 9
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“SECOND ACT, A LATE NIGHT SERIES OF FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT”
Y A N N A A V I S
BEGINNING MAY 9
New York, NY (4/26/13) – The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, is pleased to welcome cosmopolitan chanteuse, Yanna Avis, for its new “Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment” at the Café Carlyle on May 9-10, and 16-17. Ms. Avis is making her Café Carlyle debut with her new program, In Love With Love, which will feature her unique brand of sophisticated European cabaret and will be multi-lingual from a variety of influences: Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollander and other sophisticates and heartbreakers.
Ms. Avis will be joined on stage by musical director David Shenton at the piano, Tony Macelli on bass, Rich Mercurio on drums, and Will Holshouser on accordion.
Upcoming “Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment” engagements at the Café Carlyle include cabaret darling Stacy Sullivan returning with her program, “It’s a Good Day/A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee”, on May 2-4, and Bria Skonberg, returning with “Brass and Belles” on April 25-26, and May 23-24.
Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street @ Madison Avenue). Bria Skonberg will play as part of the “Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment,” Thursdays and Fridays at 10:45pm on April 11-12, 25-26, and May 23-24. There is a $25 per person + $25 combined food and drink minimum on Thursdays and a $30 per person + $25 combined food and drink minimum on Fridays. For additional information, visit www.thecarlyle.com.
A noted stage and television French actress before she came to the United States, Yanna Avis knows how to land a baby grand with style; her sets, peppered with French, English, Spanish, Italian and German songs sizzle in any time zone. Her unique style of international cabaret has made her a must-see in New York’s most prestigious rooms.
At the invitation of maestro Gian Carlo Menotti, she has performed at Italy’s famed Spoleto Music Festival after Menotti heard her album “Easy Come, Easy Go.” She was the first cabaret performer invited to the legendary festival, and after overwhelming success was asked to return to perform at the “Cafe Chantant” on the Piazza.
On the foreign scene, she has performed in London at the Jermyn Street Theatre and in Mexico City.
Ms. Avis was trained at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Paris and graduated with a second prize in tragedy. She performed in various productions both classical and contemporary, including John Guare’s “House of Blue Leaves” and “Boeing-Boeing”, a big Broadway hit this season, and appeared in films and plays on French Television.
After Yanna met and married her husband Warren Avis, she put her homeland and career as a stage actress behind, and began performing her own brand of glamorous continental style cabaret in 1992.
Yanna recorded her third album: “Speak Love to Me” with Lee Musiker, following her other two recordings: “Easy Come, Easy Go” and “This Time It’s Love”.
“Speak Love To Me,” released March 2009, is available in selected stores and on the internet at CD Baby, ITunes, Rhapsody, Amazon etc…including her own website at www.yannaavis.com. Yanna’s video clip featuring “Mon Manége à Moi” can be seen on this website and on YouTube.
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