Performers Sing for Fans

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Editors’ Note: Sandi Durell is producing her 15th Annual Songwriter Showcase for American Popular Song Society whose Mission keeps the Great American Songbook alive and growing. The monthly meetings now take place online on Zoom. Featured this year are emerging and established songwriters including: Michele Brourman, Spencer Day, Clint Edwards, Larry Kerchner, Jamie Elizabeth Maletz, Billy Reece and Alex Rybeck. There will be some singers as well. The event takes place on Saturday, May 9 at Noon on Zoom! If you’d like to join in, contact Sandi for the Zoom invite and login beginning May 4th at

In lieu of Sandi Durell’s cabaret column, she is sending some of the video pieces from many of the performers who are part of her recent Covid19 campaign “Performers Sing for Fans” – many more on  and continuing.

Vivian Reed

Vivian Reed is one of the great iconic jazz artists who is offering up this song from her Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne show, which she created. She also has a new show called Little Bit of Soul, Little Bit of Pop – which she says is “more for mature audiences” – –  She’s a multi award winner with two Tony nominations as well as Drama Desk, Theatre World, Outer Critics Circle. She learned much of what makes her unique under the guidance of Honi Coles and Bobby Schiffman of the Apollo Theater. From Broadway to Television to Cabaret, she performs internationally. And she’s magic on stage!

Todd Murray

Crooner Todd Murray has a deep baritone, sexy voice that is easy on the ears. He’s a great jazz interpreter who loves to sing the Great American songbook standards, along with some of his own originals. Here’s his advice from his home in L.A.(in his summer tuxedo) during Covid-19. 

Nicolas King with Mike Renzi

Nicholas King is one of today’s top jazz performers seen regularly at Birdland with Mike Renzi at his side on piano. Nicolas and Mike are happy to perform for fans during Covid 19 to help lift spiritsl. Nicolas has been performing since he was 4 years old. He was on Broadway in Beauty & The Beast, in A Thousand Clowns (with Tom Selleck) and Hollywood Arms directed by Hal Prince . . . and all this before he was 12 years old!

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