The American Popular Song Society may be the best entertainment bargain in town. For a mere $55 per year, members hear the top performers of the cabaret, jazz and pop music worlds, every month from October through June. (Non-members pay just $15 at the door per event.) The kick-off, this Saturday, October 14, features music writer, critic and historian, Will Friedwald, speaking about his new book The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums. Performing in the program are cabaret stars Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, Eric Yves Garcia, Kimberly Hawkey and others.
November’s program will be all about that remarkable singer, Jo Stafford. For complete information, please visit www.apssinc.org.
Programs take place at the Musicians’ Hall (AFM, Local 802), 322 West 48 Street, Manhattan. Doors open at 1 PM for a meet-and-greet and networking with industry insiders, collectors and aficionados of the American Songbook; frequently free CDs and sheet music are offered. The program begins at 1:45 PM.
The American Popular Song Society is a non-profit organization, established in 1980 to preserve and promote the canon of the American Songbook. The APSS provides a forum for performance, discussion, education, the collection of classic sheet music and recordings and the encouragement of new songwriters who are adding to American popular song. The organization’s former name was The New York Sheet Music Society.