• Open Mic Night

    Unity Center

    Pianist/Host: Kenneth Gartman Featured Entertainer: Regina Zona Cost: $10 Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all welcome...and of course audience members! If you want Kenneth to accompany you at the piano, bring music printed out in your key. All singers are encouraged to sing with live accompaniment. Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30 (when the doors open) to 6:55 pm. There are a limited number of spots and they are on a first come, first served basis. Many people are there at 6:30 when the doors open to sign up The evening is structured as a traditional open mic night with the Featured Entertainer doing a set in the middle of the evening. We ask that you keep your material 'family friendly'. Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Buy 1 get 1 free next door at BANC House after the event. http://www.bjryans.com/banchouse/home.aspx?no_redirect=true Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – For more information, visit http://www.KennethGartman.com Regina Zona (Featured Entertainer) - www.ReginaZona.com Described as having the ideal voice for Strauss, Regina Zona’s performance abilities have earned her great success and acclaim throughout her career in a broad range of repertoire. She has enjoyed a long history of performing with symphonies around the world in oratorio and concert works, including Knoxville Summer of 1915 (Barber), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, the Mozart Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Poulenc’s Gloria and the Vier letzte Lieder by Strauss, with organizations including Tokyo Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, and the Buffalo Philharmonic. An avid and frequent recitalist, Regina specializes in the performance of American art song. She has recorded several of Jake Heggie’s song cycles for the NAXOS American Classics label with pianist Kathleen Tagg, with whom she also performed several American Song recital tours worldwide. Regina has won numerous competitions, including the Neue Stimmen International Vocal Competition, the Mario Lanza Competition, Giargiari and Arturo Bel Canto Competition, and the Liederkranz Society of New York Competition. Her early career included roles such as the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) and Musetta (La bohéme), performed to critical acclaim: Opera Magazine described her as having “tone to spare…a multicolored vocal portrait, filled with compelling nuances.” Her current repertoire includes Chrysothemis (Elektra), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), and the title roles in Ariadne auf Naxos and Vanessa, among others. Embarking on a new path is her diverse career, Regina has written and performed a one-woman show exploring her childhood and musical development into adulthood and in 2019, she will debut her first cabaret, Becoming…the Queen 2.0: When One Coronation in a Lifetime is not Enough.

  • Open Mic Night

    Unity Center

    Pianist/Host: Kenneth Gartman Featured Entertainer: MARY MCNULTY Cost: $10 Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all welcome...and of course audience members! If you want Kenneth to accompany you at the piano, bring music printed out in your key. All singers are encouraged to sing with live accompaniment. Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30 (when the doors open) to 6:55 pm. There are a limited number of spots and they are on a first come, first served basis. Many people are there at 6:30 when the doors open to sign up The evening is structured as a traditional open mic night with the Featured Entertainer doing a set in the middle of the evening. We ask that you keep your material 'family friendly'. Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Buy 1 get 1 free next door at BANC House after the event. http://www.bjryans.com/banchouse/home.aspx?no_redirect=true Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – For more information, visit http://www.KennethGartman.com Mary McNulty (Featured Entertainer) is thrilled to be singing with Kenneth again after working with him on Kiss me Kate at STONC this past summer as well as appearing at the Magnolia Room in "Too Darn Hot!" Select Credits: The National Tour of Camelot (Guenevere). NYC: The Merchant of Venice (Portia), End of Summer (Paula). Regional: Kiss Me Kate (Lilli/Kathrine), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Brigadoon (Fiona), A Little Night Music (Charlotte), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania/Hippolyta), and Ruthless (Judy Denmark). For more about Mary please visit mary-mcnulty.com.

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  • Open Mic Night

    Unity Center

    Pianist/Host: Kenneth Gartman Featured Entertainer: SUE MATSUKI Cost: $10 Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all welcome...and of course audience members! If you want Kenneth to accompany you at the piano, bring music printed out in your key. All singers are encouraged to sing with live accompaniment. Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30 (when the doors open) to 6:55 pm. There are a limited number of spots and they are on a first come, first served basis. Many people are there at 6:30 when the doors open to sign up The evening is structured as a traditional open mic night with the Featured Entertainer doing a set in the middle of the evening. We ask that you keep your material 'family friendly'. Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Buy 1 get 1 free next door at BANC House after the event. http://www.bjryans.com/banchouse/home.aspx?no_redirect=true Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – For more information, visit http://www.KennethGartman.com About SUE MATSUKI (Featured Entertainer) - www.suematsuki.com "Matsuki's new show not only represents her best work to date, it is also one of the finest shows I've seen anyone deliver this year. The most striking element of the evening is the remarkable quality of her interpretations – each based on a chosen point of view, devoid of extraneous frills or gestures. There are times when I absolutely love what I do. This is one of them." Roy Sander, Backstage.com "When was the last time a jazz singer delivered one liners worthy of a stand-up club? When was the last time a performer captured your heart with simple sincerity? But, it was her vibrant voice and impeccable musicianship that defined the evening." Bill Van Sant, Essex Journal

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  • Open Mic Night

    Unity Center

    Pianist/Host: Kenneth Gartman Featured Entertainer: PATTY NIEMAN Cost: $10 Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all welcome...and of course audience members! If you want Kenneth to accompany you at the piano, bring music printed out in your key. All singers are encouraged to sing with live accompaniment. Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30 (when the doors open) to 6:55 pm. There are a limited number of spots and they are on a first come, first served basis. Many people are there at 6:30 when the doors open to sign up The evening is structured as a traditional open mic night with the Featured Entertainer doing a set in the middle of the evening. We ask that you keep your material 'family friendly'. Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Buy 1 get 1 free next door at BANC House after the event. http://www.bjryans.com/banchouse/home.aspx?no_redirect=true Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – For more information, visit http://www.KennethGartman.com Patty Nieman is a New York-based singer-actress whose NY credits include: Paranormative, The Awakening of Angel DeLuna, The Unusual Engagement of Chester Pringle and cabaret performances at 54 Below, Joe's Pub, the Laurie Beechman and The Metropolitan. Regional credits include Jane Austen’s Emma (Arizona Theatre Co.); The Guthrie Theater (Babes in Arms); the Ordway Center (Hot ‘n Cole, Anything Goes, A Little Night Music); The History Theatre (Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters); Illusion Theater (Tell Me on a Sunday, Vanishing Point, Two Weeks with the Queen); Vocal Essence (Most Happy Fella); North Star Opera (She Loves Me); and Theater Latté Da (Lost in Boston, Falsettos). In 2008, she created a one-woman musical,Secrets of the Little Yellow Diary, with composer Rob Hartmann for the Minnesota Fringe Festival. pattynieman.com

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  • Open Mic Night

    Unity Center

    Pianist/Host: Kenneth Gartman Featured Entertainer: LESLIE OROFINO Cost: $10 Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all welcome...and of course audience members! If you want Kenneth to accompany you at the piano, bring music printed out in your key. All singers are encouraged to sing with live accompaniment. Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30 (when the doors open) to 6:55 pm. There are a limited number of spots and they are on a first come, first served basis. Many people are there at 6:30 when the doors open to sign up The evening is structured as a traditional open mic night with the Featured Entertainer doing a set in the middle of the evening. We ask that you keep your material 'family friendly'. Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Buy 1 get 1 free next door at BANC House after the event. http://www.bjryans.com/banchouse/home.aspx?no_redirect=true Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – For more information, visit http://www.KennethGartman.com Leslie Orofino (Featured Entertainer) - Actress/Singer, Leslie Orofino has been enchanting sold out audiences with her sultry voice from New York City's legendary Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room to Napa Valley's Silverado Country Club for over 30 years. Leslie is accompanied by her musical director on piano or entire trio (piano, bass and drums) in theaters, nightclubs, benefits or private parties with her several critically acclaimed cabaret acts .

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  • See your host in his new solo cabaret show!

    BJ Ryan's Magnolia Room

    Tickets are available online at http://www.bjryansmagnoliaroom.com/kenneth-gartman-october-2018.html

  • See your host in his new solo cabaret show!

    BJ Ryan's Magnolia Room

    Tickets are available online at http://www.bjryansmagnoliaroom.com/kenneth-gartman-october-2018.html

  • Open Mic Night

    Unity Center

    Pianist/Host: Kenneth Gartman Featured Entertainer: Troy Fannin Cost: $10 Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all welcome...and of course audience members! If you want Kenneth to accompany you at the piano, bring music printed out in your key. All singers are encouraged to sing with live accompaniment. Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30 (when the doors open) to 6:55 pm. There are a limited number of spots and they are on a first come, first served basis. Many people are there at 6:30 when the doors open to sign up The evening is structured as a traditional open mic night with the Featured Entertainer doing a set in the middle of the evening. We ask that you keep your material 'family friendly'. Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Buy 1 get 1 free next door at BANC House after the event. http://www.bjryans.com/banchouse/home.aspx?no_redirect=true TROY FANNIN (Featured Entertainer) Troy Fannin, described by the New York Times as "a gifted guitarist and arranger" is a midwestern-born, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer now based in New York City. Since receiving his BFA in instrumental performance he has performed in the UK, Taiwan, Africa, Australia, Mexico and here in the US. When not touring he can be heard at NYC venues such as Birdland, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rockwood Music Hall and at musical theater performances throughout the city. He has also held a senior faculty position at the Guitar Cities Music Schools in both Chicago and New York for the past 11 years. Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – For more information, visit http://www.KennethGartman.com

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  • Open Mic Night

    Unity Center

    Pianist/Host: Kenneth Gartman Cost: $10 Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all welcome...and of course audience members! If you want Kenneth to accompany you at the piano, bring music printed out in your key. All singers are encouraged to sing with live accompaniment. Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30 (when the doors open) to 6:55 pm. There are a limited number of spots and they are on a first come, first served basis. Many people are there at 6:30 when the doors open to sign up We ask that you keep your material 'family friendly'. Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Buy 1 get 1 free next door at BANC House after the event. http://www.bjryans.com/banchouse/home.aspx?no_redirect=true Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – For more information, visit http://www.KennethGartman.com

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  • Open Mic Night

    Unity Center

    Pianist/Host: Kenneth Gartman Cost: $10 Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all welcome...and of course audience members! If you want Kenneth to accompany you at the piano, bring music printed out in your key. All singers are encouraged to sing with live accompaniment. Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30 (when the doors open) to 6:55 pm. There are a limited number of spots and they are on a first come, first served basis. Many people are there at 6:30 when the doors open to sign up We ask that you keep your material 'family friendly'. Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Buy 1 get 1 free next door at BANC House after the event. http://www.bjryans.com/banchouse/home.aspx?no_redirect=true Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – For more information, visit http://www.KennethGartman.com

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