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Black Olive Jazz: Myth And Mystery A Musical Journey Of Ancient And Modern Myths Debuts In New York City On November 22


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Renowned Black Olive Jazz and San Francisco vocalist, Kay Kostopoulos, will be performing in New York City this November to kick off Thanksgiving week at Pangea in the East Village.

Her new show: Myth, Music and Magic: A journey of biblical, historical and mythical proportions, explores heroines like Salome, Delilah, Cleopatra, and Persephone. Seductresses? Destroyers? How much of these stories were true? What’s the other story?

The show features originals and jazz standards with an exotic twist, finger cymbals, and Mediterranean beats. It culminates with the modern myths of Broadway, featuring special guests, West Coast saxophone legend, Noel Jewkes who has recorded with Jon Hendricks, Wesla Whitfield, Mary Stallings, Paula West, Mike Greensill, Lavay Smith, Bill Bell, Mimi Fox, Graham Bruce, Bobbe Norris, Larry Dunlap, Larry Vuckovich, Pat Yankee and Jerry Hahn, as well as his own ensembles, and Broadway veteran, Jeff McCarthy who is best known for his creation of the role of Officer Lockstock in the Broadway hit, Urinetown.

Show Details

Tuesday, November, 22, 2022

178 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Time: 7 PM (doors open at 6pm)

Reservations: Email—[email protected]

Online tickets are $20 and the door price at $25 (cash only)
Purchase your tickets here.
Proof of vaccination required to enter.

Critical Acclaim for Kay Kostopoulos & Black Olive Jazz

“Near the end of the set at Birdland, Kay Kostopoulos dressed as a member of a harem and sporting two pairs of finger cymbals soloed on “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" was as close to finger cymbal virtuosity as I've ever heard (and if she wasn't also from the Bay Area, I'd claim this as an “only in New York" moment!)” —Concert Reviews, Frontpage by Thomas Cunliffe

“Beautiful voice with a wide range... Ms. Kostopoulos is equally skilled on ballads and up-tempo material... Makes a strong case for being considered a major jazz singer.” —Scott Yanow, Jazz Critic

“Her love of the text, subtlety of word, and appreciation for the audience promise a performance as deep as those big, dark eyes starring right back at you.” —Palo Alto Weekly

More About Pangea

Pangea a Restaurant, Bar, and Alt-Cabaret Supper Club and New Work Incubator in the East Village, New York City. Known for supporting artists of all persuasions; offering an essential safe-place for taking artistic risks; and for its delicious and spirited Downtown hospitality. Its role as an incubator for new work, in a city where cost of living has become prohibitively stratospheric for artists, is seen as vital to preserving the East Village’s identity as a counter-culture hotbed.

A favorite haunt of East Village scene makers and artists since opening as Spachetteria in 1986, Pangea started programming music and performance in 2015. It’s hosted an impressive roster of some of the most daring alt-cabaret artists working on the cusp of music, theatre, and the spoken word use Pangea’s cozy 60-seat showroom as their home base: Sidney Myer, Tamme Faye Starlite, Penny Arcade, David Cale, Salty Brine, Claywoman, Raven O, Carol Lipnick, Joey Arias, Flotilla DeBarge, the Jazz Bastards, Rachelle Garniez, and producer Kevin Malony.

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