Oleg Frish is celebrating his 25th anniversary this year as a noted international celebrity television broadcast host in the US. It’s a job he’s well suited for both in the studio and on the cabaret stage. Oleg is a host par excellence, with a well-earned reputation for the reverence and respect he shows his guests. In his latest show, Oleg Frish: Swing Around the World, at The Iridium on Sunday, November 12, Oleg is featuring special performances by Jonathan Karrant and Marlene Verplanck. He’s also got his jazz septet on board with: Peter Zak, piano; David Ephross, bass; Bruce Cox, drums; Jack Cavari, guitar; Bob Milikan, trumpet; Birch Johnson, trombone and Lawrence Feldman, sax.
Frish is known as a genial and generous host who loves to share the stage with fellow performers. (He’s also a journalist, recording artist and music historian and avid collector of archival music memorabilia.) If legendary television host Ed Sullivan had been born in Russia (and was slightly more quirky and animated) he’d be Oleg. Frish has a knowledge and love of music that is no less than astounding. He’s been called a Human Jukebox. By his early teens, Oleg had memorized some 15,000 Russian, European and contemporary American hits – artists and songs recorded from 1940 to 1980, in a range of genres, including American Songbook classics, swing, rock n’ roll, jazz, rhythm & blues, contemporary pop and disco. But Frish is most of all a connoisseur of swing, jazz and the Great American Songbook — and he can sing them in several languages.
Oleg Frish: Swing Around the World promises the energetic Frish style – top notch musical support from his band, plus a world tour in several of the 15 languages he sings in. With his special guests, Karrant and Verplanck, Frish aims to entertain, inform and share a good time. Frish says you won’t even have to pack your bags to travel around the world with Oleg!
Oleg Frish: Swing Around the World, Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 8:30 PM
The Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 Broadway (at 51st Street) New York, NY 10019, Tickets are $35 and $25. Reservations at 212 582 2121 or www.theiridium.com