Tonight's the night when the Community Music School is toasting Andy Anselmo, vocal coach to the stars, with "88 Keys," a cabaret celebration at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Andy Anselmo, 88, founded the Singers Forum in Manhattan and is revered in the music world. Several of Andy's students are performing tonight. We thought we'd take a peek at them beforehand.
Above is Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano. They are a husband-and-wife team who perform together frequently in New York and around the world.
Oh, look! They were just reviewed in the New York Times. Writer Stephen Holden found some things to like about their show in the Metropolitan Room. I love his term "wrist-slashers." I know just the kind of song he means.
We'll also hear tonight from Caroline Jones, Andy Anselmo's young protegee in New York. She is a singer of a different stripe. She tends toward the country although, impressively, she has also performed at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.
She takes off her shoes on stage! Ha, ha! I love her little speech about that.
This is a bittersweet little song from a performance she gave at the Metropolitan Room.
Anyway, lots of fun tonight at Kleinhans. The show is at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are $40 and I hear there are still some left. Proceeds benefit the Community Music School, which taught Andy Anselmo when he was a boy.
More info on the event here. Or call 884-4887.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman