Cabaret at the Café Society with the Matt Ray Trio

From 1938 to 1948, the hottest spot for hip intellectuals to see and be seen was downtown New York's Café Society, one of the first racially integrated nightclub in North America. A pivotal stage for the best-known names in jazz, cabaret, gospel and comedy, Café Society was a regular haunt for Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Zero Mostel, Josh White, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Billie Holiday, who often ended her sets with the devastating protest song "Strange Fruit." Versatile pianist Matt Ray leads his Trio as the house band for this three-night tribute to the Café's enduring legacy. Tonight's featured guests are two artists who draw inspiration from the avant-garde of yesteryear: the bawdy bombshell chanteuse Rizo and the waggishly absurd master of the non sequitur, Ikechukwu Ufomado.

Conceived by writer, filmmaker, producer, and multiple Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe
8:30 PM Until 10:00 PM
The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
Ticket Price: Choose-What-You-Pay

10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
United States