Starry Summer Nights, Jazz in July and Broadway Ballyhoo!

Monday nights in July bring us the Starry Summer Nights Concert Series at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St, www.ticketmaster.com): July 8 – Brian Stokes Mitchell’s Simply Broadway, July 15 – Town Hall’s Broadway Rising Stars, July 18 – The Hit Men featuring members of Frankie Valli’s The Four Seasons, and July 22 – Linda Eder, backed by the Celia Cruz High School of Music Choir.

Don’t miss the 92nd St Y’s Jazz in July festival, July 16-25, led by jazz pianist extraordinaire Bill Charlap now in his ninth year as the festival’s artistic director (1395 Lexington Ave, www.92Y.org).  Charlap has invited a who’s who of jazz greats for this year’s line-up of concerts: July 16 – Fats Waller: A Handful of Keys, July 17 – Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin’ On A Star, July 18 – West Coast Jazz, July 23 – The Mad Hatter: The Music of Chick Corea, July 24 – Mancini, Mandel & The Movies, and July 25 – Benny Goodman: Let’s Dance!

After a successful year at Feinstein’s, Scott Siegel’s Broadway Ballyhoo returns in an open-ended run on Wednesday nights at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café (407 W 42nd St, www.WestBankCafe.com/Beechman_Theatre).  Check out the rotating casts of Broadway and nightclub stars singing their hearts out starting on July 24.

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