[members-announce] NYC: Ron Kaplan sings New York! July 10 and 11, 2009 (fwd)

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NYC: Ron Kaplan sings New York! July 10 and 11, 2009 


Great American Songbook Preservationist and classic-jazz-standards singer 
Ron Kaplan is making a rare concert appearance in New York City on July 10 
and 11 to present his “New York Song Collection” (a select group of songs 
taken from his album entitled New York). Kaplan will perform at FEINSTEIN'S 
at the Regency Hotel, located at 540 Park Avenue, NYC. Tickets can be 
purchased for the July 10 and 11, both set at 8:00 PM EDT. Tickets are 
$25-$40. You can also purchase on ticketweb. 

Singer Ron Kaplan keeps the flame burning brightly to illuminate jazz 
standards, the Great American Songbook and the classic sound of singers of 
the Fifties. The epitome of a "saloon singer," Kaplan has a rich, warm voice 
that literally cocoons the listener within the cozy atmosphere of images it 
creates. 

“Ron Kaplan is an original personality in the world of jazz vocalists and he 
has managed to put his name into that previously closed inner circle. He has 
breathed new life into it by the sheer force of his style, for as you know, 
“the style is the man himself”. The Velvet Crooner and the elegant power of 
his seemingly casual phrasing is in fact, ultra-tight and perfectly 
seductive
 Jean Szlamowicz, Jazz Hot” 

In addition to his career as a concert performer and recording artist, 
Kaplan also is the founder and executive director of American Songbook 
Preservation Society, a non-profit organization whose mission statement is: 
"To preserve our cultural treasure known as the Great American Songbook by 
performing this music to the public at home and abroad as Ambassadors of 
Song.” 

This very special musical fanfare will be a NY evening to remember. Ron is 
delighted to bring this recording to Feinstein’s Loews Regency under the 
musical direction of Steinway Artist and New Yorker Pete Malinverni. 

Making his New York visit even more special, Kaplan will perform some of 
these New York Songs and talk about this classic material on one of the 
city’s top talk shows, “The Joey Reynolds Show” (on WOR 710 and 
nationally-syndicated) on Thursday, July 9, starting after midnight.
The New York CD is available by request for review purposes in print or 
online media.
There are up to 4 invitations available to attend and review the show for 
print media. In both cases send your request by email to kaplandisc at aol.com. 


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ABOUT RON KAPLAN 

One of our finest contemporary singers of jazz standards, Ron Kaplan has 
spent his entire career championing the Great American Songbook, with much 
of that classic material written in or about New York City.  So it makes 
perfect sense that this tradition-oriented vocalist dedicates his latest 
album, New York, to that remarkable metropolis. 

“Although I am from California,” explains Kaplan, “every time I go to New 
York City I am always struck by the energy, excitement and exuberance of the 
place.  Everything about it is exciting – the history, the architecture, the 
people, the culture, the arts.  It’s the jazz capitol of the world.  It’s 
the home of Broadway theatre, Tin Pan Alley, the Brill Building and 
countless legendary songwriters over the past century.  There is so much to 
do and the atmosphere is so intense. It’s the city that never sleeps.  It is 
one of the few cities in the world that has had many, many songs written 
about it.  The difficulty wasn’t finding New York-themed songs for this 
recording, but deciding which ones to sing.”
Ron Kaplan's New York and his other CDs are available at online sites (such 
as cdbaby.com and amazon.com), digital download locations (including 
iTunes.com, rhapsody.com) and Kaplan's own ronkaplan.com. 

In addition to his career as a concert performer and recording artist, 
Kaplan also is the founder and executive director of American Songbook 
Preservation Society, a non-profit organization whose mission statement is: 
"To preserve our cultural treasure known as the Great American Songbook by 
presenting this music to the public at home and abroad as Ambassadors of 
Song." 

For more information, visit his websites: 

http://ronkaplan.com
http://www.greatamericansongbook.org 




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