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Steve Tyrell Presents “Christmas at the Carlyle: the Songs of Sammy Cahn” November 27

Rick Miramontez / Elizabeth Wagner / Marie Pace
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New York, NY (11/14/12) — The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to usher in the holiday season with Steve Tyrell at the Café Carlyle. His new show and tribute to Sammy Cahn, Christmas at the Carlyle: The Songs of Sammy Cahn, features songs from the famed songwriter whose music continues to inspire generations today. Songs from the engagement will be included in the forthcoming Concord release, “It's Magic, the Songs of Sammy Cahn” due out spring 2013. Mr. Tyrell will open at the Café Carlyle on November 27th and play through December 31st.

Christmas at the Carlyle: The Songs from Sammy Cahn will feature Cahn’s beloved classics including “It's Magic”, “Come Fly With Me”, “Call Me Irresponsible”, “Teach Me Tonight”, “The Tender Trap”, “Let It Snow”, and “The Christmas Blues”. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Mr. Tyrell was asked by the Café Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season, which Mr. Short had not missed in 36 years.  Now Mr. Tyrell has become a fixture in New York and has played the Café Carlyle to record crowds for the last 7 years.

Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle Hotel (35 East 76th Street @ Madison Avenue). Steve Tyrell’s Christmas at the Carlyle: The Songs of Sammy Cahn, will play Tuesdays through Wednesdays at 8:45PM and Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:45PM & 10:45PM. There is a $105 music charge ($80 bar seating, $150 premium seating) Tuesday through Thursday and a $130 music charge ($95 bar seating, $185 premium seating) for shows on Friday and Saturday. Every Monday night at 8:45PM (until December 17th), Woody Allen appears with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. There is a $135 music charge ($95 bar seating; $185 premium seating). For additional information, visit www.thecarlyle.com.


Steve Tyrell is a Grammy Award-winning vocalist who in his four and a half decades in the music business has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With his breakthrough performances in “Father of the Bride” and “Father of the Bride II,” Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience.  With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world.  His hits “The Way You Look Tonight,” “The Simple Life,” “Crush On You” and “The Sunny Side of The Street,” have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio.
With sold out shows across America and raves from around the world, his following increases day by day. Although Steve tours mainly with his band, he also enjoys playing with some of the most renowned orchestras in the land, and has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions.  Steve was the featured performer with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at their season opening concert in which Frank Sinatra was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame.
His work in the studio as a record producer has included collaborations with such diverse and legendary artists as Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville, Mary J Blige, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chris Botti, Dave Koz, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder and the list goes on and on.
As an artist, all 7 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard's Jazz charts, and his first album “A New Standard” was amongst the best selling jazz albums for over 5 years.
His voice has been featured on television and in numerous movies.  In 2009, he was asked by Oscar winning Songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch to sing the end title to Steven Soderbergh's film “The Informant”.
Aside from being a Grammy Award winner, Tyrell has earned two Emmy nominations, 3 Ace Nominations, 2004 American Society of Young Musicians “All That Jazz Award”, 2004 The Wellness Community “Human Spirit Award”, 2006 Society of Singers “Lifetime Achievement Award”, and 2008 Los Angeles Jazz Society's “Jazz Vocalist of the Year”.

Sammy Cahn was nominated for more than 30 Oscars and won four times. His songs were recorded by virtually every major singer. And he wrote some of the best known of all popular songs.
While still in his teens, he played the violin in pit bands of burlesque houses. He became friendly with fellow band-member, pianist Saul Chaplin, and they began writing songs together. At first they wrote specialty numbers for vaudeville acts. Then, in 1935 they wrote “Rhythm Is Our Business” for the Jimmy Lunceford Band. Lunceford recorded it, and it became the Lunceford Band's theme song. In 1936 they had another success with “Until The Real Thing Comes Along”.
In 1940, Cahn and Chaplin went to Hollywood. Soon they parted ways, and in 1942 Cahn began writing with Jules Styne. They would write songs together for 19 films between 1942 and 1951. Among their songs were “I've Heard That Song Before” (1942); “I'll Walk Alone”(1944); “Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week”(1944); “It's The Same Old Dream” (1947); and “Time After Time” (1947). In 1948, for the Doris Day film Romance on the High Seas, they wrote “It's Magic” and “Put 'Em In A Box, Tie 'Em With A Ribbon”. In 1947, Styne and Cahn wrote a successful Broadway musical High Button Shoes. Other results of Cahn's collaboration with Styne were “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”, “There Goes That Song Again”, “The Things We Did Last Summer”, and “Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry”.
With music by Nicholas Brodzsky, Cahn wrote Mario Lanza's first hit “Be My Love”(1950). Working again with Jules Styne, Cahn won an Oscar for the title song of the 1954 film Three Coins in the Fountain.
Sammy Cahn had been friendly with Frank Sinatra from Sinatra's early days with Tommy Dorsey, and many of his songs had been written for Sinatra's movies. In 1955, Sinatra introduced Cahn to composer Jimmy Van Heusen, beginning Cahn's last major collaboration. They wrote the title song for the 1955 Sinatra film The Tender Trap. Also in 1955, Cahn and Van Heusen wrote a TV musical version of Our Town, which starred Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Eva Marie Saint. It included “Love And Marriage”. In 1957, Cahn and Van Heusen wrote “All The Way” for the Sinatra film The Joker Is Wild. It won Cahn his second Oscar. Several of Cahn and Van Heusen's songs were written as title songs for Sinatra albums, including 1957's “Come Fly With Me”, 1958's”Only The Lonely”, 1959's “Come Dance With Me” (and they also wrote that album's closing song, “The Last Dance”), 1959's “When No One Cares”, and 1965's “September Of My Years”. They were the producers of Sinatra's 1959-60 television series.
Cahn’s long association with Frank Sinatra led to Sinatra's recording 89 of Cahn's songs, many of them more than once.
He became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. When his friend Johnny Mercer became ill, Mercer asked Cahn to take over as President of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In 1974, Cahn did a one-man show on Broadway called Words and Music. He performed it again on tour numerous times in the years that followed. Sammy Cahn died in Los Angeles, California on January 15, 1993.


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