Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz Presents Jazzy Thespians Night featuring Jeffery V. Thompson, Kevin Mambo, Perri Gaffney, Marvel Allen, Gary Vincent, Natalie Carter-Prince, Spelman Beaubrun, Juanita Howard, Mickey Davidson, Helena D. Lewis, Phil Young, Eric Frazier, Frank Owens and More at Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz presents JAZZY THESPIANS NIGHT, dedicated to the AUDELCO Awards and it’s president, Grace L. Jones.

Rome Neal and Grace L. Jones, President of AUDELCO. Photo by Lia Chang

Rome Neal and Grace L. Jones, President of AUDELCO. Photo by Lia Chang

Special Guest Performances by: Jeffery V. Thompson, Kevin Mambo, Perri Gaffney, Obediah Wright, Marvel Allen, Gary Vincent, Natalie Carter-Prince, Spelman Beaubrun, Marquise Neal, Keith Johnston, Juanita Howard, Mickey Davidson, Adalia Raye Gwaltney, and Helena D. Lewis.

Featured Musicians: The Legendary Frank Owens (piano), Lisle Atkinson(bass), Phil Young (drums), Eric Frazier (congas)

at the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East Third Street (bet B & C Aves) in New York.

For Reservations: 718-288-8048

New York, NY 10009
Advance Ticket Sales:

Saturday, November 1, 2014 9:30pm $15
*** Complimentary Banana Puddin For All’***

Banana Puddin’ Jazz Sponsors:

Malchijah Hats, George Turner, Eric Frazier, Lucille Dandridge, David F. Gibson

Nobuko Cobi Narita, John D. Smith, Pure Jazz Magazine, Rustik Tavern, Phil Young, Carol Woods, Grace Jones

Become a BPJ SPONSOR NOW to be added to the above list contact Rome Neal:

Other articles on Rome Neal:
Oct. 12: Rome Neal Tribute and Fund Raiser @ The Five Spot 
Rome Neal Seriously Injured in Fall; Fundraisers Set at The Five Spot on October 12 and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on November 6
Jun. 7: Rome Neal Banana Puddin’ Jazz Celebrates 11th Anniversary with A Celebration of The Jazzy Puddin’ Fundraiser
Photos: On the Town with Rome Neal, Jazz Vocalist and Star of Laurence Holder’s MONK
Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz Presents “LADY” Featuring Lia Chang, Monica Garrido, Carolyn Holmes, Noel Simon’ Wippler, Linda Hudson, Adi Meyerson and Kathleen Doran
Ishmael Reed’s THE FINAL VERSION Stars Rome Neal at Nuyorican Poets Cafe through January 19, 2014 Rome Neal Leads the Cast of the World Premiere of Ishmael Reed’s THE FINAL VERSION at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 12/12/13-1/19/14
Roscoe Orman, Phynjuar, Horace Vincent Rogers and More Set for Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz: “A Jazzy Thespians Night” at Nuyorican Poets Café
Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz presents Motown… Ain’t Nothin’ But A Party 2 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Rome Neal in Laurence Holder’s MONK at the NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ in New York

Other articles by Lia Chang: 
Nov. 17: Chapman Roberts, Loretta Abbott, André De Shields, David Greer, Norm Lewis, Cherine Anderson, Lawrence Evans, Colby Christina & Nicholas A. Jenkins to Receive Special AUDELCO Awards
2014 AUDELCO Nominations Announced; Ceremony at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space on November 17
National Geographic Photographer Michael Yamashita Speaks About The Heart of the Silk Road at PhotoPlus Expo Sony Booth 
Elusive Paradise: National Geographic Photographer Mike Yamashita’s Shangri-la at the AAJA Convention on August 22, 2013
Aug. 23: National Geographic Photographer Michael Yamashita Talks About The Art of Freelancing at the AAJA Convention
Opening Night Photos: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks at The Public Theater 
Photos: David Byrne, Jaygee Macapugay, Jose Llana and Conrad Ricamora Bring the ‘Here Lies Love’ Disco to the Apple Store Soho
Photos: Tommy Tune, Bob Avian, Lee Roy Reams, Christine Toy Johnson, Orville Mendoza, Lori Tan Chinn, Raul Aranas, Virginia Wing and More Celebrate 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award Recipient Baayork Lee
Photos: André De Shields, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jose Llana, Kevin Mambo, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kyle Beltran, Kim Brockington and More at The Fortress of Solitude 
Geoffrey Holder, Artist, Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Two-Time Tony Award-winning Director and Costume Designer for The Wiz, Dies at 84; Son Pens Intimate Account of Last Days
Photos: Art Salon with Artist Yang Chihung and Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang at New-York Historical Society
Photos: Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion on View through April 19, 2015 at New York Historical Society
Coming to America through The Angel Island Immigration Station
Photos & Video: The Wiz’s André De Shields Sang “So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard” in The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream at Carnegie Hall 
Photos and Video: Ben Vereen Performs at Carnegie Hall in The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream 
Photos and Video: Obba Babatunde and cast members from the original cast of Dreamgirls perform at Carnegie Hall in The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream
Joe Mantegna to Helm ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 10 Episode to Honor the late Meshach Taylor
Photos: Maxine Hong Kingston, Billie Tsien, Bill T. Jones, Linda Ronstadt, John Kander, Julia Alvarez, Jeffrey Katzenberg Receive 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama 
Photos: Artist Arlan Huang, One Brush Stroke at a Time
Late Night Singing with Garth Kravits at 54 Below with The Skivvies, at Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Birdland and Michael Raye’s Soul Gathering 
Joe Mantegna, Delta Burke, Gerald McRaney, President Bill Clinton and More Remember Meshach Taylor
Crafting a Career
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