SPIDER SALOFF in “SPIDER SINGS SONDHEIM”
Thursday, March 30, 2017 8pm
Cabaret entertainer extraordinaire Spider Saloff will perform her new concert of the works of Stephen Sondheim in Spider Sings Sondheim: The Life and Music of Stephen Sondheim, just before it plays the famed Ravinia Festival in Chicago in her second appearance at MA4.
The evening will feature a collection of songs by America’s most celebrated, composer of musical theater. Saloff will perform many of Sondheim’s beloved classics along with a few rare gems. She’ll interweave stories about the composer’s music and fascinating life with her own special brand of humor, making for an unforgettable evening.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
“A wicked way with a lyric and a glint of well-controlled mischief.” -The New York Times
“Slyly sophisticated, easily accessible, Saloff stands as a kind of ideal.” -Chicago Tribune
Ms. Saloff has played such renowned jazz and night club venues as New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Iridium, Joe’s Pub, Birdland, The Russian Tea Room, Michael’s Pub, and The Algonquin, as well as San Francisco’s Jazz at Pearl’s, and Plush Room and Seattle’s Triple Door. And Chicago’s famed Gold Star Sardine Bar, The Green Mill, and the Fairmont Hotel.
Other leading venues include symphony orchestra and concert spaces such as The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Wilmington Grand Opera, Wallingford Symphony, The Castro Theater is San Francisco, and Town Hall and Dick Hyman’s Jazz in July in New York.
Spider Saloff has recorded and performed with such jazz luminaries as Tom Harrell, Nick Brignola, Ray Drummond, Harry Allen, Mark Murphy and Dick Hyman, the late great Les Paul, and Michael Feinstein. She has worked frequently with Larry Novak, Tony Monte, Steve LaSpina, Ken Peplowski and Bill Charlap.
A five-time winner of the prestigious MAC Award, including one for Best Female Jazz Vocalist, presented by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets, she also received a special citation for her musical contributions from NARAS (presenter of the Grammy Awards).
As a guest vocalist, Ms. Saloff has performed with symphony orchestras across the country. She had the honor of performing the American Premiere of “So This Is Love“, a newly discovered song by the great Billy Strayhorn.
Television and radio credits include: The Bonnie Hunt Show (CBS), The Steve Baskerville Show (CBS), CenterStage (PBS), Artbeat (PBS), Words & Music (syndicated series, 57 episodes), a one-hour feature on the Noteworthy Women series (Public Radio), and Studs Terkel (WFMT).
Among her 6 concert offerings, Spider Saloff’s “The Memory of All That” is one of the rare, officially sanctioned acts of the Gershwin Centennial.