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A Musical Night Out With Billy Stritch
Jul 27 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Piano Vocal Jazz, Great American Songbook
Pianist and singer Billy Stritch is thrilled to be returning to Crooners for his second solo engagement. For this one night only event, Billy will be putting his unique spin on songs by composers as varied as Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Peter Allen and many more, One of the hallmarks of a Billy Stritch show are his stories and anecdotes from a career that has spanned four decades and includes stints as musical director and accompanist to Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Linda Eder and dozens more.
Pianist-singer Billy Stritch has been a presence on the New York and national nightclub scene for nearly four decades. He began his career in Houston where he formed the vocal trio Montgomery, Plant and Stritch. The threesome performed all over New York and Europe from 1983 until they parted ways in 1990. That same year, Billy started his solo performing career. He is perhaps best known for his 25-year position as musical director and pianist for Liza Minnelli and has also toured with Tony Bennett, Linda Eder, Melissa Manchester, Marilyn Maye, Linda Lavin and many other top singers. His 1993 composition “Does He Love You” won the Grammy award and was recently recorded by Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton garnering another Grammy nomination in 2023. He was named Outstanding Musical Director for the fourth time by Broadway World and his 2022 birthday show at New York’s famed Birdland Jazz Club was named Outstanding Vocal Jazz Engagement of the year. Billy has recorded numerous solo albums and his most recent release “Billy’s Place” (Club44 Records) is available on all the streaming platforms and at his website.