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"Good Vibes" - Vocals and Vibes with Lisa Donahey & Tommy Kesecker

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Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 West Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Doors open at 6:00pm for dinner/drinks ($20 minimum) Show starts at 7:30pm Parking garage off McCadden Place. Valet $8.

Lisa Donahey is coming back to Catalina Jazz Club and bringing some “Good Vibes.” It’ll be a night of vocals and vibes celebrating songs from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards. And when we say Good Vibes, we also mean that Lisa will be sharing the stage with accomplished vibraphonist/percussionist and drummer, Tommy Kesecker. Tommy is excited to be making his first appearance at Catalina Jazz Club. He has performed globally with Diana Krall, Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience and Michael Feinstein among others. You’re in for a treat with Lisa, Tommy and a stellar band ready to entertain and make sure you’re feeling all the good vibes.

ABOUT LISA DONAHEY Lisa Donahey is excited to be back at Catalina Jazz Club and tonight she’s bringing something new and entertaining with “Good Vibes.” Lisa has captivated audiences throughout her native Southern California and beyond with critically acclaimed performances that tap into her passions for everything from classic Top 40 pop, R&B, rock, Great American Songbook and big band standards to musical theatre, country, novelty tunes, classical and even her own colorful mashup style, Jazzbaret. A consummate entertainer, Lisa does more than simply interpret the genius of others. She adds her own narrative flair to the flow of the music, turning set lists full of songs we know and love into fresh, poetic looks at life and love while making the crowd an integral part of the experience. Over the past few years, Lisa has created, produced and starred in a multitude of diverse large ensemble showcases such as her very own Just a Broad and a Big Band, Jazzbaret-Cabaret in a jazzy sort of way, Songs in the Key of She-featuring the top women vocalists in SoCal and her original Holiday Show Christmas in Our Soul. She is known throughout SoCal for her diverse and entertaining shows and has performed in sold out shows at many L.A. hotspots including her Show Just a Broad and Big Band, here at Catalina Jazz Club. Lisa can currently be heard in rotation on Sirius XM's Siriusly Sinatra and her holiday album Christmas in Our Soul, was in the top 20 on Billboard’s Jazz charts and this past holiday you could hear tracks from her album in rotation on Sirius XM's Hallmark Channel Radio.

ABOUT TOMMY KESECKER Tommy Kesecker has performed with a diverse array of highly acclaimed musicians, including pianist Larry Vuckovich's Blue Bulkan Ensemble, guitarist Jim Campilongo, Michael Feinstein, Diana Krall, Joel Grey, along with groups Echo and the Bunnymen and Mannheim Steamroller. Tommy Kesecker was a part of legendary tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience, and made numerous appearances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, The World One Festival and San Francisco JAZZ. Tommy has played percussion for Spam-A-Lot, The Full Monty, Young Frankenstein, Dream Girls, Anything Goes, and Motown the Musical among others. San Francisco Chronicle staff writer Jesse Hamlin once referred to Tommy as "a cross between Milt Jackson, a Jamaican steel drummer and a Balinese gamelan player." His talent is not to be missed!

All tickets $25

Don’t be fooled by the show title, Lisa’s love for ranch dressing is only surpassed by her love of music and entertaining. Singer/actress Lisa Donahey has captivated audiences all across Southern California with her critically acclaimed performances that tap into her passions for everything from classic Top 40 pop, R&B, rock, Great American Songbook to musical theatre, country, novelty tunes and even her own colorful mashup style, Jazzbaret. Lisa’s acting credits include HBO’s Barry, S.W.A.T., 911 Lonestar and General Hospital. Her holiday album, Christmas in Our Soul, was in the top 20 on Billboard’s Jazz charts and her music can currently be heard in rotation on Sirius XM’s Hallmark Channel Radio and Siriusly Sinatra. Accompanying her is pianist, arranger, vocal coach, music director, Michael Orland, from 16 seasons of American Idol and Oscar’s monthly open-mic nights. Lisa is thrilled to be at Oscar’s to share this evening with you!

All tickets $30

Ron Johnson will walk you through the life and music of the great Bobby Darin, and alongside him is the hot 7-piece jazz band headed by Paul McDonald. This show starts in the 1950's with songs like Splish Splash and Dream Lover, traveling to the Sixty's swing era with hits: Beyond the Sea and Mack the Knife. Ending in the 1970's with songs like Simple Song of Freedom, come prepared to be on the edge of your seat as you take this musical journey spanning 3 decades of great music with special guest, Lisa Donahey. The show of Bobby Darin & Friends will leave you clapping your hands, tapping your toes, and wanting more!

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"Good Vibes" - Vocals and Vibes with Lisa Donahey & Tommy Kesecker

 — (PDT, UTC-07) — (PDT, UTC-07)

Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 West Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Doors open at 6:00pm for dinner/drinks ($20 minimum) Show starts at 7:30pm Parking garage off McCadden Place. Valet $8.

Lisa Donahey is coming back to Catalina Jazz Club and bringing some “Good Vibes.” It’ll be a night of vocals and vibes celebrating songs from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards. And when we say Good Vibes, we also mean that Lisa will be sharing the stage with accomplished vibraphonist/percussionist and drummer, Tommy Kesecker. Tommy is excited to be making his first appearance at Catalina Jazz Club. He has performed globally with Diana Krall, Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience and Michael Feinstein among others. You’re in for a treat with Lisa, Tommy and a stellar band ready to entertain and make sure you’re feeling all the good vibes.

ABOUT LISA DONAHEY Lisa Donahey is excited to be back at Catalina Jazz Club and tonight she’s bringing something new and entertaining with “Good Vibes.” Lisa has captivated audiences throughout her native Southern California and beyond with critically acclaimed performances that tap into her passions for everything from classic Top 40 pop, R&B, rock, Great American Songbook and big band standards to musical theatre, country, novelty tunes, classical and even her own colorful mashup style, Jazzbaret. A consummate entertainer, Lisa does more than simply interpret the genius of others. She adds her own narrative flair to the flow of the music, turning set lists full of songs we know and love into fresh, poetic looks at life and love while making the crowd an integral part of the experience. Over the past few years, Lisa has created, produced and starred in a multitude of diverse large ensemble showcases such as her very own Just a Broad and a Big Band, Jazzbaret-Cabaret in a jazzy sort of way, Songs in the Key of She-featuring the top women vocalists in SoCal and her original Holiday Show Christmas in Our Soul. She is known throughout SoCal for her diverse and entertaining shows and has performed in sold out shows at many L.A. hotspots including her Show Just a Broad and Big Band, here at Catalina Jazz Club. Lisa can currently be heard in rotation on Sirius XM's Siriusly Sinatra and her holiday album Christmas in Our Soul, was in the top 20 on Billboard’s Jazz charts and this past holiday you could hear tracks from her album in rotation on Sirius XM's Hallmark Channel Radio.

ABOUT TOMMY KESECKER Tommy Kesecker has performed with a diverse array of highly acclaimed musicians, including pianist Larry Vuckovich's Blue Bulkan Ensemble, guitarist Jim Campilongo, Michael Feinstein, Diana Krall, Joel Grey, along with groups Echo and the Bunnymen and Mannheim Steamroller. Tommy Kesecker was a part of legendary tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience, and made numerous appearances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, The World One Festival and San Francisco JAZZ. Tommy has played percussion for Spam-A-Lot, The Full Monty, Young Frankenstein, Dream Girls, Anything Goes, and Motown the Musical among others. San Francisco Chronicle staff writer Jesse Hamlin once referred to Tommy as "a cross between Milt Jackson, a Jamaican steel drummer and a Balinese gamelan player." His talent is not to be missed!

All tickets $25

Don’t be fooled by the show title, Lisa’s love for ranch dressing is only surpassed by her love of music and entertaining. Singer/actress Lisa Donahey has captivated audiences all across Southern California with her critically acclaimed performances that tap into her passions for everything from classic Top 40 pop, R&B, rock, Great American Songbook to musical theatre, country, novelty tunes and even her own colorful mashup style, Jazzbaret. Lisa’s acting credits include HBO’s Barry, S.W.A.T., 911 Lonestar and General Hospital. Her holiday album, Christmas in Our Soul, was in the top 20 on Billboard’s Jazz charts and her music can currently be heard in rotation on Sirius XM’s Hallmark Channel Radio and Siriusly Sinatra. Accompanying her is pianist, arranger, vocal coach, music director, Michael Orland, from 16 seasons of American Idol and Oscar’s monthly open-mic nights. Lisa is thrilled to be at Oscar’s to share this evening with you!

All tickets $30

Ron Johnson will walk you through the life and music of the great Bobby Darin, and alongside him is the hot 7-piece jazz band headed by Paul McDonald. This show starts in the 1950's with songs like Splish Splash and Dream Lover, traveling to the Sixty's swing era with hits: Beyond the Sea and Mack the Knife. Ending in the 1970's with songs like Simple Song of Freedom, come prepared to be on the edge of your seat as you take this musical journey spanning 3 decades of great music with special guest, Lisa Donahey. The show of Bobby Darin & Friends will leave you clapping your hands, tapping your toes, and wanting more!

Lisa Donahey: A Summer Night of Soul - LIVE STREAM

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Feinstein's at Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City

LIVE STREAM - Sunday, August 22 - 7:00-8:30pm PST If you can't be with us in person, you can still show your support of live music and join us for the Live Stream. Watch from anywhere! Live music is coming back and audiences are ready to be entertained! Lisa Donahey is the one to provide that warm, and long overdue, welcome back with her new show “A Summer Night of Soul.” Join Lisa for an evening of music that’ll feed your soul as she sings music spanning the decades and genres with her nine-piece stellar band, adding a narrative flair and vocal style all of her own. Lisa is no stranger to Feinstein’s at Vitello’s and her shows are always an entertaining and intimate experience and leave audiences smiling from ear to ear.

Live Stream $18.10 (Link will be sent to all those who've pre-purchased the day of the event)

Lisa Donahey: A Summer Night of Soul - LIVE AND IN-PERSON

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Feinstein's at Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City

Live music is coming back and audiences are ready to be entertained! Lisa Donahey is the one to provide that warm, and long overdue, welcome back with her new show “A Summer Night of Soul.” Join Lisa for an evening of music that’ll feed your soul as she sings music spanning the decades and genres with her nine-piece stellar band, adding a narrative flair and vocal style all of her own. Lisa is no stranger to Feinstein’s at Vitello’s and her shows are always an entertaining and intimate experience and leave audiences smiling from ear to ear. LIVE STREAM also available if you can't be there in person! See Link in the Calendar section.

All tickets $25 ($20 minimum purchase on food and/or Beverages)

Lisa Donahey "SONGS FOR THE SOUL" LIVE CONCERT

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Campus Jax, 3950 Campus Drive, Newport Beach

Lisa is excited to be back at Campus JAX after her sold-out show last October, JAZZBARET. Join Lisa and her band for an exciting night filled with music to feed your soul from R&B to country, pop to jazz standards. Ultra VIP ticket includes preferred seating and a copy of Lisa's album "She's Got It Covered" ($15 value).

Ultra VIP section ($40/person; tables for 2 or 4) & VIP section ($25/person; tables for 2 or 4). If you have more than 4 poplin your party/pod, please add that info in the notes and Campus Jax can put your tables together.

"We Need a Little Christmas" starring Lisa Donahey

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Campus Jax, 3950 Campus Drive, Newport Beach

Kick off the holidays with recording artist and performer, Lisa Donahey, who is back to celebrate the joyous sounds of the season–featuring songs off her critically acclaimed, stylistically eclectic holiday album "Christmas in Our Soul."

Lisa's holiday show is festive and heartfelt offering a fresh mix of music from the sacred and secular, with vibrant and sophisticated new twists on familiar classics. Lisa is excited to share the stage with some fantastic musicians and special guests. You can always expect a top-notch show with Lisa as she shares amazing songs, her impeccable and expressive vocals that always create an entertaining and intimate experience.

Ultra VIP section ($35/person; tables for 2 or 4) VIP section ($25/person; tables for 2 or 4) 7:00pm-8:30pm Show 5:30pm Doors Open 1 entrée purchase required per person

Lisa Donahey is excited to bring her dynamic and entertaining show, JAZZBARET to Campus Jax! Join Lisa and her amazing band as she sings cabaret tunes and jazz standards, adding a narrative flair and vocal style all of her own. Ultra VIP tickets include a copy of Lisa's CD "Takes on Broadway" ($15 value).

Dinner seating starts at 5:30pm. Show is 7:00-8:30pm

-All seating is outdoor open air at our special tented outdoor stage dining area. -Social distancing is enforced; masks are required when walking to and from tables. -Temperatures will be taken upon entrance. -Convenient and Free parking. -Please bring a light wrap since venue is partially outdoors. -As for seating, please try and confirm groups of 2 and/or 4 if at all possible with people you are in a "shelter in place pod" with or with people you know and would be comfortable sitting with.

Be sure to follow Campus Jax and Jax Hideaway on Facebook!

Ultra VIP section ($35/person-includes Lisa's CD; tables for 2 or 4). VIP section ($25/person; tables for 2 or 4). *1 entrée purchase required per person

Mar8

Lisa Donahey - JAZZBARET BRUNCH 2020

Lisa Donahey's JAZZBARET Brunch - Feinstein's @ Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA

JAZZBARET Brunch with Lisa Donahey – An afternoon of cabaret in a jazzy sort of way! Join Lisa for a special brunch concert as she brings her one-woman show, JAZZBARET, to Feinstein's at Vitello's. In this show, Lisa adds her own narrative flair to the flow of the music turning set lists full of songs we know and love into fresh, poetic looks at life and love while making the crowd an integral part of the experience. Combining her impeccable and interpretive vocals, her masterful storytelling abilities with her engaging charismatic style, Lisa has captivated audiences throughout her native Southern California and beyond with critically acclaimed performances that tap into her passions for everything from classic Top 40 pop, R&B, rock, Great American Songbook and big band standards to musical theatre, country, novelty tunes, classical and even her own colorful mashup style, “Jazzbaret.”  Lisa recently performed her sold-out shows at Vitello’s “Christmas in Our Soul,” “Just a Broad and a Little Big Band” and “A Summer Night of Soul." "Songs in the Key of She." All tickets are $25 The full lunch menu is available for purchase as soon as doors open. Your ticket purchase is the only reservation you need. A minimum of two items ($20.00) is required per person. $10 ticket INCREASE on day of show. Valet parking available with validation for $6. There is metered street parking as well but be sure to read the signs. 

All seats $25

Dec8

Christmas in Our Soul - Holiday Matinee

Christmas in Our Soul - Lisa Donahey @ Feinstein's at Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA

Kick off the holidays with recording artist and performer, Lisa Donahey (that's me!), who is back to celebrate the joyous, soulful sounds of the season–featuring songs off her critically acclaimed, stylistically eclectic holiday album “Christmas in Our Soul.” Lisa is no stranger to the Feinstein’s at Vitello’s stage performing in numerous sold out shows over the past two years such as “Just a Broad and a Little Big Band,” “A Summer Night of Soul,” and her original show “Jazzbaret.” Lisa’s holiday show is festive and heartfelt, offering a fresh mix of music from the sacred and secular, with vibrant and sophisticated new twists on familiar classics. You can always expect a top-notch show with Lisa as she shares amazing songs, impeccable and expressive vocals creating an entertaining and intimate experience. All tickets are $35, PLUS you’ll get the gift of music and can choose one of Lisa’s albums to enjoy (or re-gift!) - Christmas in Our Soul, She’s Got It Covered or Takes on Broadway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!

$35 (includes a copy of one of Lisa's three albums)

Sep22

Songs in the Key of SHE

Songs in the Key of SHE @ Feinstein's at Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA

Join some of LA's best singers for a special night of sisterhood and song. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

All seats $25

Aug4

Lisa Donahey brings the heat to Palm Desert in JAZZBARET

Lisa Donahey in "JAZZBARET" @ The Arthur Newman Theatre/Joslyn Center in Palm Desert, 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA

More details to come...

$15 Cash Only, Pay at the Door

May24

Lisa Donahey's JAZZBARET

VItellos - Lisa Donahey's JAZZBARET, 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS JAZZBARET with Lisa Donahey – An evening of cabaret in a jazzy sort of way! Join Lisa for a special evening in JAZZBARET as she adds her own narrative flair to the flow of the music turning set lists full of songs we know and love into fresh, poetic looks at life and love while making the crowd an integral part of the experience. Combining her impeccable and interpretive vocals, her masterful storytelling abilities with her engaging charismatic style, Lisa has captivated audiences throughout her native Southern California and beyond with critically acclaimed performances that tap into her passions for everything from classic Top 40 pop, R&B, rock, Great American Songbook and big band standards to musical theatre, country, novelty tunes, classical and even her own colorful mashup style, “Jazzbaret.”  Lisa recently performed her sold-out shows at Vitello’s “Christmas in Our Soul,” “Just a Broad and a Little Big Band” and “A Summer Night of Soul” and is excited to introduce audiences to her new show “Jazzbaret.” General Admission tickets are $25 and Limited VIP Reserved Seating is $35 The full dinner menu is available for purchase as soon as doors open. Your ticket purchase is the only reservation you need. A minimum of two items ($20.00) is required per person. $10 ticket INCREASE on day of show. Valet parking available with validation for $6. There is metered street parking as well but be sure to read the signs. Parking is NOT permitted on Woodbridge St. after 9pm nightly.

$25-$35

Apr16

Lisa opens for Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp in "Acoustically Speaking"

Catalina Jazz Club-Lisa opens for Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, 6725 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS On Tues, April 16th (and Mon, April 15) at 8:30p, Tony Award-nominee ADAM PASCAL and Drama Desk Award-nominee ANTHONY RAPP return to Hollywood with their intimate unplugged concert entitled "Acoustically Speaking" at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, CA.  Celebrating over 20 years of friendship, "Acoustically Speaking" will feature solo sets by each artist with original tunes and the songs that have influenced their lives and careers including several hits from RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Rock Musical which recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary after becoming an international phenomenon beginning off-Broadway. The musical was also performed live on Fox entitled RENT LIVE! with special appearances by Pascal, Rapp and the rest of the original RENT cast.Both stars come to Catalina Bar & Grill direct from celebrated projects - Anthony Rapp entering the 2nd Season of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS and Adam Pascal in the musical Pretty Woman on BroadwayWith special guest opener - singer LISA DONAHEY!

$25-$35

Nov4

An Evening on the Bayou

La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association Fall Gala "An Evening on the Bayou", La Canada Flintridge Country Club, La Canada, CA

An Evening of Wine & Roses To Raise Funds for Our 2019 Rose Parade Float, "Tree Frog Night"Sunday, November 4th, 2018 at 5:00pm

Our major Wine and Roses 2018 presents "An Evening on the Bayou" on Sunday, November 4th, 5:00pm at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Enjoy the evening listening to the sounds of the bayou - if you're lucky you may even catch a glimpse of one of our musically talented frogs. Enjoy the photo booth and bring your dancing shoes.

Fabulous Silent and Live AuctionsOpportunity tickets to win $1000 cashEnjoy this fun evening for $85 per personLa Canada Flintridge Country Club5500 Godbey DriveLa Canada FlintridgeComplimentary Valet Parking

$85