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Sinatra & The Song 

 

I've always had a love/hate relationship with Frank. Although his phrasing, choice of material and superb arrangements are impeccable, the standard bearer of mid century pop artistry, his macho swagger and tuff guy personality has always turned me off the music. 

His whole “Rat Pack” act may have defined a kind of “screw the establishment” hipster attitude at the time but Frank’s definition of “masculine cool” seemed   hopelessly dated & old school by the time I started listening. Even his softer more vulnerable love ballads suffered from our knowledge of his treatment of the opposite sex. 

When looking at material for the upcoming album “Vegas Breeze” It was pretty deep in the process before I realized that we needed to include at least one well known Sinatra tune in tribute to the great contribution he made to the American songbook. 

“Thats Life” was the first Sinatra tunes we tried and ended up being one of the last tunes recorded for the album.  A late 60’s hit for Frank that I had previously only known through Aretha Franklin’s 1967 incendiary version. Apparently Frank hated singing the song ( because of it’s “loser” narrative) but because audiences always requested it he was forced to keep the song in his live sets. 

Looking to create our own “Micah” version of the song, the band (Michael Shand, Russ Boswell and Al Cross) and I experimented with playing the song at breakneck speed and that “go for broke” tempo seemed to express the songs hopeful spirit the best! 

Im really happy with the power and punch that our arrangement delivers! LOVE what having the full horn section and the back up ladies does for the whole vibe-like you’ve just stepped into a classic era Vegas showroom in full swing!

Get the Picture!  

 

Looking for the way to express the dynamic power of the first single visually would have been a daunting task if I didn’t have such a top notch team! 

Creative director Leonardo Del’Anno and I worked hard in advance to find clothes that packed a punch and expressed the nature of the music on “Vegas Breeze” -and I am especially grateful to the good folks at Got Style who know men's wear so well & helped supply key pieces!

At first we thought we’d actually be shooting in Vegas, but as you can imagine locking down a location in that 24/7 town can be challenging. So we decided we would shoot in Montreal, a city with a wealth of interesting locations and where our incredible photographer Juan Palacio lives and works. 

Experience told me to do a lot of personal prep to get ready, so I dug in with trainer Adrian at the Westend YMCA, did  facial treatments with our favourite magician Crystal Rose & made sure to get my hair cut by magician William Humerick (at Qi Salon) before boarding the train to Montreal one fine Friday in June. 

 We were lucky enough to find Chanelle Bohemier for makeup and hair which was no small feat as all the makeup folks in Montreal were crazy busy that weekend!  And so with my partner Thom Allison on hand to help (in a million amazing ways) our team assembled in a downtown studio to get me ready for camera! 

w. the A Team- Chanelle, Leonardo & Juan 

The photo that we ended up using for the Thats Life single was shot at Bord-Elle (https://bordelle.ca) which has an awesome interior, designed to look like a sophisticated gentleman’s club of the roaring 20’s. Perfect for our purposes…. 

...However when we were trying to make our way to the venue in the business district of downtown Montreal we found that due to a Triathlon the entire area had been blocked off ...and getting our car full of photography equipment etc proved more than a little challenging.. OK I almost sweated my make-up off worrying about losing valuable shoot time at the location-However once we hit the venue and made the decisions about where to shoot we got down to the session and came away with gold in record time.. 

The folks at the Board-Elle location were really helpful &  Juan had already shot the photos for New York Stories so we found working together faster and easier this time because of the rapport we already have, Leonardo knew exactly what we needed to express the power and energy of this music.. and I have learned to trust my team and just relax into the experience of creating that perfect shot -thats why I hired them in the first place after all-and so the family of photo's we got that day in the various locations worked like a dream!

Sometimes when its that easy you don’t trust that you could possibly have gotten what you needed! 

But thanks to attention to detail in the preparation- the results proved to be way beyond any of our expectations…. 

and Hey, sometimes……. THATS LIFE!! 

:)

 

Vegas Breeze: First Video! 

Genie, Laura and Carlos on the "Thats Life" Shoot!

When I started talking to award winning director Carlos Coronado about our collaborating on a video I knew I wanted to do something fun and wild.  The video's for"New York Stories" were mostly serious in nature and that "Vegas entertainer" vibe is a component of this new album that I wanted to make sure we communicated with our first video release!

 The song I chose, "Thats Life", is a classic Sinatra tune, but the band and I had recorded our own sped up "Micah Barnes" version that seemed like the perfect way to introduce this new album.   So over the course of a number of enjoyable visits to Carlos favourite watering hole in the Parkdale area of Toronto our plans were set in place.

  I knew we could ask horn players James Rhodes and Nebhu Yohannes (pictured) to come by since I'd worked with them on the "Micah At The Sands" show....But we needed two statuesque performers  to play the "Vegas Showgirls" which seemed like it would be biggest challenge, until I thought of talking to my pal Laura Desiree who just happens to be one of North America's premiere burlesque artists! It took a while to coordinate schedules but once Laura came on board the shoot landed quickly, she suggested her sister in arms Genie Emerald as the 2nd Showgirl and I knew we had landed our perfect cast!  

Little did we know that still shots from the day would end up being the image for the #VegasBreeze  crowdfunding Campaign!  But with all that glamour it seemed like the perfect way to introduce this music to the world! 

The shoot actually went very quick and was a whole lot of fun! We can't wait for you to see the results!

 

Vegas Breeze: The Band 

The Band upstairs at The Jazz Bistro in Toronto

I knew the new album was going to consist mainly of existing songs that I have long wanted to sing but when we first started working cover tunes into the live shows I still wasn't sure which direction the album was taking. It was Russ Boswell who called it one day in rehearsal, remarking that all the material I was bringing in felt old school Vegas showroom tunes!

That was an important moment in helping me focus the song selection! Russ (bass) and Michael Shand (piano) and I dug in on the arrangements around my piano for a few months before taking them to Al Cross (drums) over at the Cherry Jam rehearsal studios (Room #4!) and locking in the grooves. We took the time to dig and pull apart the arrangements many times, making sure we had tried all of the material out live, so that when we hit the recording studio, this music was already deep in our bones.

Recording session at Union Studio in Toronto

Recording "live off the floor" with engineer John Beetle Bailey at the helm, we cut bed tracks at Union & Revolution Studios in Toronto, setting the instruments up so that we could all see each other and play together as a band. Thats long been the traditional way to record Jazz and I've always appreciated the extra prep time that it takes to make the tracks feel "alive" and "in the moment"

 My deepest and ever-lasting thanks to Michael, Russ and Al for their musical contribution. The musical personalities of each of these players is embedded deep inside of every track on this album. Thats the delicious result of having a consistent band of top level musicians to work with....  

 The results speak for themselves. Cant wait for you to hear this music!

 

Vegas Breeze: The Song! 

 

 Daniel and I grew up playing music together, formed a trio while in high school and hit the club circuit while still teenagers, so when I returned from LA it was exciting to rekindle our musical collaboration. I trust Daniel's ears as an arranger and composer implicitly, after all he co-produced the "New York Stories" (eOne Music) with me and had a large hand in shaping the musical arrangements as well as drumming and singing BG's on the album.

Micah and Daniel during "New York Stories" recording sessions at Drive Shed Studio

On the way to New York Stories Dan and I had been co-writing tunes in his Liberty Village studio. There was one swing tune in particular that eluded our grasp, the lyric just never felt right to me. With it's original lyric it was called " Lets Get Our Heaven Started" and was a kind of ode to the classic swing standards.

It was only once the new album was settling into it's classic Vegas sound and I was looking for a possible title tune to coalesce the vibe that I remembered Daniel's original melody and decided to have another crack at the lyric....

Micah and Daniel during "New York Stories" recording sessions at Drive Shed Studio

Bringing the new "Vegas" lyric to the band, we tried playing it a whole bunch of ways, landing on a kind of  "Bossa a la Bacharach" approach (thanks to the creative input of Michael Shand and Russ Boswell and Al Cross)..suddenly "Vegas Breeze" become an audience favourite in the live shows!  

Adding a killer BG's arrangement from Rique Franks and horns by Don Breithaupt in later studio sessions, the recording of "Vegas Breeze" has become the catchy title tune that will help announce the the new album to a global audience!

Gee, thanks Dan! Guess we did it again! :)

 

Vegas Breeze: The Horns! 

    Its really exciting when you meet a new musical soul mateIt has long been my dream to work with horns and thanks to Master Arranger Don Breithaupt (and his awesome taste!)- Vegas Breeze now features an all star horn section!

Have a peek at the video about and you'll see Don conducting the horn section through a tune. It was magic to hear his charts unfold with such incredible attention to detail and such deep musicality!

 

 

 Pictured are Don and myself with Jason Logue(Trumpet), John Johnson (Tenor),Vern Dorge (alto) & William Carn (tromboneTalk about your All Star Horn Section!  Cannot wait for you to hear this music!

 

 

 

 

Vegas Breeze: The Ladies! 

 

I have a very special and deep relationship with "The Ladies" who sing with me on the Vegas Breeze album.

I met and vibed with both Miku Graham and Rique Franks long before actually singing with them and envisioned them as the perfect voices& performers to help bring the New York Stories to life in concert. The footage here tells the story! .....

Moving from the "late night jazz club" of New York Stories to the "classic Vegas showroom" meant the sex and sizzle of "girls girls girls" and so  it was essential to me that we cut their vocals for the Vegas Breeze album BUT we were working against busy schedules with Miku about to head off on a long tour.

Rique did up the awesome arrangements in what seemed like a few days (she's incredibly fast) and we cut them really quick too, in a session at Revolution and one at Noble Street Studios. But the results are simply spectacular and I can't wait for you to hear how much they add to the feel and sound of overall album!

Knishes & Grits 

 

 

Of course its all about the food! 

We were looking for a title for the new show that Thom Allison and I are writing and performing that celebrates  the coming together of Black and Jewish cultures musically -and when Thom hit on that title we knew we had our show! 

Two cultures familiar with the pain of discrimination & displacement. Yes. Two cultures whose coming together created Jazz, Musical Theatre and most of the Hit Parade. Yes.

But also two cultures that love to celebrate the good things in life-Family, Laughter, Love, Music ………and Great Food! 

I’m sitting here buried under a pile of historical reference books, with songs from every imaginable place and time- digging in to collaborate with a GREAT team- hoping to take the audience on a ride that is as informative, surprising and entertaining as this music can be! 

Of course now we spend a lot of time answering the culinary question of how to describe what both dishes actually are made of! :) 

May 21st to June 2nd @ Toronto Centre For The Arts!  Direction by Avery Saltzman, Musical Direction Mark Camilleri, produced by Toronto Jewish Theatre  starring Jackie Richardson, Kelly Hollif,  Micah Barnes and Thom Allison. 

Book your tickets early folks!  https://www.secureboxoffice.com/Search?query=knishes+and+grits

The Vegas Showroom Is Forever!  

 

Why have the entertainers that worked the strip during the classic Vegas era held our attention all these years? While working on my new album and creating the new concert evening “Micah Barnes At The Sands” I have been thinking about that question a whole bunch.  

 It feels like the answer lies in what Vegas has represented in our collective memories all these years. 

 It’s certainly fun to imagine Vegas crawling with swingers out for a good time, theres an argument to be made that Vegas was where the American personality and culture found its greatest expression! In fact the romance of that bygone era with its atmosphere of sin and smoke and sex seems like the last time we were classy and lowdown at the same time, especially as we look back through the prism of decades of loosened morality, shorter hem lines and a much more casual approach to night life.  Now “dressing up to get down” is a quaint look back at another era. Back then it was an expression of sophistication! 

 For many decades we looked back at that “Mad Men” moment in the 50’s and early 60’s as last gasp of the old guard before a younger generation toppled the establishment and took over the pop cultural landscape.  The teenage revolution that gave us Elvis, The Beatles and The Supremes seemed to suddenly make Frank Sinatra your father’s music, but in fact there was a time when The Rat Packers were the hip new thing!  

 Frankie, Dean and Sammy encapsulated a fascinating moment of masculine cool and non conformity that expressed a new kind of new swagger that poked fun at the rules of the old establishment. But back when Broadway shows and Hollywood movies still gave us our hit songs the heppest cool cats and chicks of the day like Judy Garland, Lena Horn, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett and  Mel Torme played the Vegas showrooms on a regular basis. 

 It’s been an awesome adventure uncovering some of the lesser known songs from these great entertainers and finding my own way to express that exciting moment in time when the biggest names lit up the big showrooms of Las Vegas!

 

 New Recording Adventure!  



 

Nothing compares to the thrill and creative energy when an artist is taking new music to the recording studio.  

My band, Micheal Shand, Russ Boswell and Al Cross and I have been developing arrangements for a new batch of songs which we will be testing with live audiences throughout the recording process. Thats what worked so well for me while writing, arranging and recording “New York Stories” and I wanted to follow the same approach with this new batch of tunes. The major difference is that whereas New York Stories was made up of original songs paying tribute to romance and The Big Apple, this new batch is mostly comprised of cover tunes. 

Touring across Canada with NY Stories I’ve had a chance to “road test” a whole lot of the new material. However last spring when I was still struggling to figure out the “spine” of the new recording I had a revelatory moment while thinking about the “stories” these new songs seemed to be telling.  More about that later down the road but suffice to say once the new album had landed in a focused direction making decisions about which songs to try and include started to become easier and thats when I knew it was time to begin the process of readying the music for the studio.  Starting over the summer the band and I got together for arrangement sessions and this fall we’ve begun cutting tracks “live of the floor” at Union Sound Company downtown Toronto. 

We’re also doing a series of Ontario shows to put this new music on it’s feet in front of the public. Check the website for dates and venues!  Its the audiences  who told me which songs belonged on New York Stories and this time around it’s no different! 


 

Previous events

Micah Barnes & Jackie Richardson

Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9

The Duet Concert~ 8pm-Tickets: $35 Two of Canada’s most beloved vocalists sing the world’s greatest love songs. Jackie Richardson is Canada’s first lady of jazz, gospel and blues. Micah Barnes owns the Great American Songbook and has been a staple of the Canadian music scene since his time with the iconic a cappella group the Nylons. They will perform songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra & Nat King Cole, to Ray Charles, Etta James & Smokey Robinson, including some of the classic songs from America’s great composers. Call 519-578-1570 or Buy Tickets Online

Micah Barnes & Jackie Richardson

Sudbury Jazz Festival, Sudbury

Micah & Jackie headline The Sudbury Jazz fest this year with their popular DUET concert featuring Michael Shand, Alison Yonge, Russ Boswell & Al Cross!

Knishes & Grits

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Toronto Centre For The Arts, 5040 Yonge St , North York, ON M2N 6R8

When Black rhythms met Jewish melodies, Jazz and the Broadway musical were never the same. Join the Billboard chart-topping recording artist, Micah Barnes (The Nylons), 2-time Dora-nominee, Thom Allison (Broadway’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and critically acclaimed Jazz and Gospel singer, Jackie Richardson and powerhouse vocalist Kelly Hollif as they take you on a musical journey from the ghettos to the top of the charts. Come celebrate the music of the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr., Barbra Streisand, Sophie Tucker, and many more.

Micah Barnes at The Palm Lounge!

Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R3

“High powered Piano and Voice Jazz-Cabaret from former Nylons frontman Micah Barnes! Juno-nominated, Canadian Jazz Artist Micah Barnes performs the songs from New York Stories that have made him a national presence on the jazz scene!

Micah Barnes at Four Seasons Centre

Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 145 Queen St. W, , Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G1

Former Nylons frontman Micah Barnes explores the classic Las Vegas sound with a sneak peek of songs from his upcoming album, Vegas Breeze. This concert brings a combination of sophistication, swagger and sincerity to transport you back to the early 60s, when the hottest entertainers in the world made their home on the Vegas Strip. More Info @ https://www.coc.ca/plan-your-visit/free-concert-series

Tribute To The Imperial Room

Mississauga Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive , Mississauga, Ontario L5B 4B8

Patti Jannetta and her cast of outstanding Canadian musicians and singers (including Jackie Richardson and Micah Barnes!) will share warm stories of her father Louis Jannetta, and his life among the stars as show business Maitre D' at the iconic Royal York Hotel Imperial Ballroom.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 Location: RBC Theatre Tickets: $40.00 - $55.00 (HST included, service fees extra)

The Duet Concert Micah Barnes & Jackie Richardson

Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton

Two of Canada's most beloved vocalists singing the world's greatest love songs!

Canada's foremost lady of Jazz, Blues and Gospel joins forces with chart-topping Jazz artist and former frontman of international A Capella act The Nylons, to explore the world of love and romance in this exciting new concert evening! Together, along with their top flight Jazz band, they will explore the world of romance with songs made famous by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Dinah Washington, Smokey Robinson, and Etta James. The perfect Valentine's concert!

Listen to Jackie and Micah duet on "New York Story": https://youtu.be/ZilKr1WCVBc

Micah Barnes & Christmas In New York

Frankie's , 765 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4

MICAH BARNES & CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK! Featuring Tilden Webb on Keys, Jodi Proznick on Bass and Jesse Cahill on Drums! $20 This Holiday season let chart topping Jazz crooner Micah Barnes take you on a musical tour through New York City! Micah's show "Christmas in New York" includes favorite holiday tunes, Nylons classics and Jazz standards that pay tribute to the musical history of New York! Come visit legendary musical landmarks such as The Brill Building, The Savoy Ballroom, The Cotton Club, The Apollo Theatre, and Broadway's Time Square with songs that will give you that “Holiday in The Big Apple” experience! To hear music, see video’s please visit http://www.micahbarnes.com

Micah Barnes & Christmas In New York

Hermann's Jazz Club , 753 View Street , Victoria BC

MICAH BARNES & CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK! $20 This Holiday season let chart topping Jazz crooner Micah Barnes take you on a musical tour through New York City! Micah's show "Christmas in New York" includes favorite holiday tunes, Nylons classics and Jazz standards that pay tribute to the musical history of New York! Come visit legendary musical landmarks such as The Brill Building, The Savoy Ballroom, The Cotton Club, The Apollo Theatre, and Broadway's Time Square with songs that will give you that “Holiday in The Big Apple” experience! To hear music, see video’s please visit http://www.micahbarnes.com

Micah Barnes at Jazz Bistro!

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Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria at Dundas Square, Toronto, Ont

Micah Barnes – Vocals Michael Shand – Piano Russ Boswell – Bass Al Cross – Drums Special Guest William Sperandei – Trumpet

Micah Barnes and his band of top flight Jazz musicians will be paying tribute to “the classic entertainers” with songs made famous by Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, Judy Garland & Frank Sinatra. A former member of A Capella group The Nylons, Micah and his band have been in the studio with a new project that sees the “New York Stories” crooner turning his attention to 60’s era Las Vegas when the hottest entertainers in the world made their home on the strip! “Barnes plans to go from small New York clubs to to glitzy strip showrooms in an effort to capture the horn heavy big band sound of vintage Las Vegas. Considering how successful he was at injecting the spirit of a city into his current collection (New York Stories) the next should have you feeling like you’ve just caught aces at The Sands!” -Canadian Musician

Come feel the sizzling glamour of the classic Vegas era with one of Canada’s best loved vocalists!

Micah Barnes At The Sands!

Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street , Hamilton

MICAH BARNES AT THE SANDS $15 ($10 for students and seniors) Former Nylons frontman, Micah Barnes recreates a night in the legendary Las Vegas showroom in this special SOLO show!

This concert evening will transport you back to the early 60s, when the hottest entertainers in the world made their home at the Sands Hotel! Micah will be paying tribute to "the classic entertainer" with songs made famous by Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, Judy Garland & Frank Sinatra in this special solo performance!

“ Barnes plans to go from small New York clubs to to glitzy strip showrooms in an effort to capture the sound of vintage Las Vegas. Considering how successful he was at injecting the spirit of a city into his current collection (New York Stories) the next should have you feeling like you've just caught aces at The Sands!" Canadian Musician Come feel the sizzling glamour of the classic Vegas era with one of Canada’s best loved vocalists!

Micah Barnes At Hughs Room Live!

Hugh's Room Live, 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1X6, Toronto, Ont

Former Nylons frontman, Micah Barnes & his Jazz Band will transport you back to the early 60s, when the hottest entertainers in the world made their home in the Vegas Showrooms! Micah and his band of top flight Jazz musicians will be paying tribute to "the classic entertainer" with songs made famous by Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, Judy Garland & Frank Sinatra. "In 2018 Barnes plans to go from small New York clubs to to glitzy strip showrooms in an effort to capture the horn heavy big band sound of vintage Las Vegas. Considering how successful he was at injecting the spirit of a city into his current collection (New York Stories) the next should have you feeling like you've just caught aces at The Sands!" Canadian Musician

Micah Barnes & Holly Arsenault: New York Stories!

Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion, Sydney, Cape Breton

New York Stories with former Nylon Group singer Micah Barnes and Jazz Pianist Holly Arsenault! “New York Stories” takes audiences on a musical tour of The Big Apple starting uptown at The Apollo Theatre and The Cotton Club and moving midtown to Times Square & Broadway before landing downtown at legendary Jazz Clubs such as Birdland and The Blue Note in The Village!

Canadian Jazz crooner, Micah Barnes and critically acclaimed Jazz Pianist Holly Arsenault will be performing classic songs from legendary New York songwriters like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Carole King & Burt Bacharach, as well as material from Micah’s critically acclaimed album “New York Stories” (eOne Music) which he and Holly are touring the Atlantic provinces with! Don’t miss the chance to spend an evening in Manhattan!

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Micah Barnes & New York Stories

Trailside Inn, 109 Main St, Mount Stewart, PE C0A 1T0, Mount Stewart, PE C0A 1T0

Former Nylon on Tour with Jazz pianist Holly Arsenault! Returning to the jazz oriented songwriting of his earlier years has resulted in a series of critically acclaimed solo recordings for Micah Barnes. Micah's latest collection "New York Stories" pays homage to the rich musical history of the Big Apple with songs that describe a long distance romance using the rhythms of the Cotton Club, the Brill Building, The Apollo Theatre and classic Broadway. The recordings are stripped down in classic jazz style with Micah at the piano performing live off the floor with his trio featuring Daniel Barnes on drums and Russ Boswell on bass. On this recording The Micah Barnes Trio is joined by special guest Michael Shand on keys and features a duet with the legendary Jackie Richardson. The results are an assured collection of deeply personal and sophisticated songs that remind us that the deepest of musical traditions are always contemporary. The first single "New York Story" shot to the top of the Jazz charts in both Canada and the USA and resulted in Micah being named the Toronto Indie Awards best Jazz Act of 2014. Holly Arsenault

The piano has been Holly's favourite toy since the ripe old age of 4 when she came upon the tired old upright at her grandmother's house in Cape Breton. In the years since, she has traveled the globe as a pit musician, music director, sideman, soloist and leader of her own trio . These days, Holly lives and plays in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with forays into the wider world as opportunities and adventures beckon . . .

Micah Barnes & New York Stories

Victoria Playhouse, 20 Howard Street , Victoria, PE Canada C0A 2G0

New York Stories: with Former NYLON Micah Barnes and Holly Arsenault!

Micah Barnes has been a treasured voice on the Canadian music scene for decades, and is a former member of the A Capella group The Nylons.

Micah’s latest show “New York Stories” takes you on a musical tour of The Big Apple starting uptown at The Apollo Theatre and The Cotton Club and moving midtown to Time Square & Broadway before landing downtown at Jazz Clubs Birdland and The Blue Note in The Village. The Canadian Jazz crooner will be performing beloved chestnuts from the world of Broadway, Jazz and Doo Wop from legendary New York songwriters like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Carole King & Burt Bacharach, as well as songs from Micah’s critically acclaimed disc “New York Stories” (eOne Music).

“Following his time with the a cappella act The Nylons, Micah Barnes has found his own voice, that of a highly personal singer/songwriter with a strong jazz sensibility.” – Montreal Mirror

Micah Barnes & Holly Arsenault in Concert!

The Carlton Music Bar & Grill, 1685 Argyle St. Halifax, NS, Halifax

Former member of Canada's seminal a capella group The Nylons, Micah Barnes with local jazz pianist Holly Arsenault, team up for a concert at The Carleton on Sunday, August 5th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $25 advanced or $30 at the door. Don’s miss this rare opportunity to see a couple of masters at work!

Micah Barnes At The Sands

Algonquin Theatre , 37 Main Street East, Huntsville ON P1H 1H1

Former Nylon and Chart Topping Jazz Artist Micah Barnes brings the classic Vegas showroom back to life in this concert evening! Audiences will be transported back to the early 60s, when the hottest entertainers in the world made their home at the Sands Hotel! Micah and his band of top flight Jazz musicians will be performing songs made famous by Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, Judy Garland & Frank Sinatra. Feel the sizzling and glamour of this classic Vegas era with one of Canada’s best loved vocalists! Adult $38 • Senior $35 • Youth $20

Micah Barnes and New York Stories

Showplace Peterborough, 290 George Street North , Peterborough, ON K9J 3H2

Showplace and Market Hall Present NEW YORK STORIES Tin Pan Alley from Berlin to Bacharach with former Nylon, Micah Barnes! Tickets:$29.50 “New York Stories” takes audiences on a musical tour of The Big Apple starting uptown at The Apollo Theatre and The Cotton Club and moving midtown to Times Square & Broadway before landing downtown at legendary Jazz Clubs such as Birdland and The Blue Note in The Village! Canadian Jazz crooner, Micah Barnes will be performing classic songs from legendary New York songwriters like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Carole King & Burt Bacharach, as well as material from Micah’s critically acclaimed album “New York Stories” (eOne Music) which he has been touring across the country! Don’t miss the chance to spend an evening in Manhattan! Check out the trailer for Micah’s National Tour of “New York Stories”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3hI5NOfHQo Nexicom Studio

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