Upcoming Performances

Friday, July 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm
Jeanne MacDonald
in
Come Back To Me - A Celebration of Miss Peggy Lee
New Hope, PA


$30.00 Ticket per person / $15.00 Food and drink minimum per person
visit bobegansnewhope.com for tickets


In her award winning show “Come Back To Me,” acclaimed NYC cabaret artist Jeanne MacDonald brings to New Hope her glowing celebration of PEGGY LEE, sharing classics like ‘Fever,’ ‘Black Coffee’ and ‘It’s A Good Day’ as well as some of Lee’s lesser known material.  With this show, MacDonald proves herself an artist with both the sensibility and sensitivity to convey the essence of this legend, weaving her spell with finesse.  

Multi-talented Rick Jensen serves as arranger/musical director of the instrumental trio that includes Mayra Casales on percussion and Jennifer Vincent on bass.  

“'Come Back To Me” is witty, intense and deeply respectful of the subject at hand... MacDonald weaved visceral, warm hearted images in this homage to one of the last century’s most influential blues and jazz interpreters.  Like Lee, she strips away the sham and offers readings that are funny, poignant or deeply honest expressions of the singer’s soul… she turns classic love ditties and fun tunes into a running dialogue about the truth and fiction of romance, heart break and life’s ironies in a warm-hearted melange… MacDonald is a breath of fresh air.”   John Hoglund – Theaterscene.net


June 27, 2011 - An Evening of Cabaret at The Palace' - A Fundraiser to Benefit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Connecticut

May 15, 2011 - "Let Me Sing" - Thrall Library, Middletown, NY

November 21, 2010 - "Let Me Sing" - John's Harvest Inn, Middletown, NY

May 28, 2010 - Jeanne MacDonald Singing Standards Old & New - John's Harvest Inn, Middletown, NY

May 30, 2009 - Come Back To Me - A Celebration of Miss Peggy Lee - Lycian Pavilion, Sugar Loaf, NY


“Come Back To Me”

Jeanne MacDonald Celebrates Miss Peggy Lee 

at  

Bodles Opera House

 

Sunday, Feb 15 2009 - 7:00 PM Show

Tickets:  $25 Show Only / $40 Dinner & Show

 

Bodles Opera House - Chester, Orange County, NY

39 Main St, Chester, NY 10918 

 

Reservations/ Information/ Directions: 

845-469-4595 or www.bodles.com

  

In her highly acclaimed show “Come Back To Me,” award-winning performer Jeanne MacDonald brings to Bodles a glowing celebration of Miss Peggy Lee.  With Lee classics such as Fever, Black Coffee and It’s A Good Day as well as some of Lee’s lesser known material, MacDonald proves herself an artist with both the sensibility and sensitivity to convey the essence of this legend, weaving her spell with finesse.  

Jeanne MacDonald has earned a reputation as one of NYC’s finest singers in cabaret today.  She is considered an honest interpreter of the lyric, “a lyricist’s dream” according to Cabaret Scenes’ Peter Leavy, and her performances both in and out of the city have been recognized extensively.

Renowned NY pianist David Budway joins MacDonald along with Latin Grammy nominated percussionist Mayra Casales and internationally acclaimed bassist Jennifer Vincent performing arrangements developed by Rick Jensen

Originally from Freeport, Long Island, NY, Jeanne MacDonald is a graduate of the Crane School of Music who now resides in Sullivan County and continues to share the joy of music with her students in the Minisink Valley School District in Orange County.

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2008 MAC Award Winner -- 2008 New York City Nightlife Award Finalist –  2005 Julie Wilson Award for Excellence in Cabaret -- 2004 New York City Nightlife Award Winner for Cabaret Vocalist -- 2004 MAC Award Winner for Female Vocalist  -- BACK STAGE Bistro Award Winner

NY TIMES critic Stephen Holden writes that "Watching a singer like Jeanne MacDonald, who brings an emotional balance, a subtle, good humored sexiness and originality to everything she sings, makes you realize the crucial role good instincts play..."


Past Performances

Sunday, September 7, 2008  - Two Shows - 7:00PM & 9:30PM

BRADSTAN COUNTRY HOTEL - The Nancy LaMott Room

1561 Rt. 17B, White Lake, NY 12786

Reservations/Info: 845-583-4114


Turning Points...

This will be the FINAL SEASON of cabaret for the Bradstan, a room that is recognized as
one of cabaret's beautiful jewels, and the place where Jeanne began her cabaret career in
1991.  As the first solo cabaret artist on this stage, Jeanne will make her 17th and
FINAL solo appearance in the Nancy LaMott Room, performing some of the favorites from her
years at Bradstan.

$40.00 show charge - includes first beverage

RESERVATIONS NECESSARY




Friday November 21, 2008  - Two Shows - 7:30PM & 9:30PM

JOHN'S HARVEST INN

633 Rt. 17M, Middletown, NY

Reservations/Info:  845-343-6630



Standards Old & New...

Working with talented musical director/arranger Rick Jensen, MacDonald brings to John's
Harvest Inn a show that creates a seamless blend between traditional standards from
songwriters like Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, Irving Berlin and Jule Styne, and the music
of contemporary songwriters, such as Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, Dar Williams and John
Lennon.



-- Show Only Option - $20.00 charge & $15.00 food or drink minimum-- 4 Course Dinner &
Show Package - $65.00 including tax & gratuity (would require that you to arrive two
hours prior to show time for dinner)

RESERVATIONS NECESSARY





2008 MAC AWARD WINNING SHOW

“COME BACK TO ME

       JEANNE MACDONALD Celebrates MISS PEGGY LEE

                  Rick Jensen – Musical Director & Arranger

                        Mayra Casales – Percussion/ Jennifer Vincent – Bass / Tedd Firth – Accompanist on 6/28
 

JUNE 14, 21 & 28  -  SATURDAYS at 10:00 PM

The Metropolitan Room

34 West 22nd Street (btw. 5th & 6th Aves.) NY, NY 10010

Reservations: 212-206-0440

$20.00 Cover Charge/ $15 Minimum - www.metropolitanroom.com Fax: 212-206-0433


Julie Wilson Award - NY Nightlife Award - Multiple MAC Awards - BackStage Bistro Award - Hanson Award…

In her 2008 MAC Award-winning show “Come Back To Me,” Jeanne MacDonald brings to the Metropolitan Room stage a glowing celebration of Miss Peggy Lee, proving herself an artist with both the sensibility and sensitivity to convey the essence of this legend, weaving her spell with finesse.  Working with multi-award winning arranger, songwriter and musical director Rick Jensen, Latin Grammy nominated percussionist Mayra Casales and internationally acclaimed bassist Jennifer Vincent, MacDonald will be appearing for three Saturdays in June at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St. btw. 5th & 6th Aves. - 212-206-0440 - www.metropolitanroom.com)  Performances of “Come Back To Me” - Jeanne MacDonald Celebrates Miss Peggy Lee are Saturdays at 10:00 PM, June 14, 21 & 28.  There is a $20 music charge and a $15 minimum for these shows.

“MacDonald and Jensen catch the essence of Lee while capitalizing on MacDonald's way with the songs... highlights Jeanne MacDonald's versatility… Weaving tales of Lee and her life into the show provides an intimacy to Come Back to Me… (MacDonald) delivers a powerful, moody and enthralling Black Coffee... Casales and her tumbadoras are featured again later on MacDonald's own steamy version of Lee's signature song, Fever.”     Cabaret Scenes - Peter Leavy - Oct. 28, 2007 - www.cabaretscenes.com

"Another fantastic show I saw over the past few days was Jeanne MacDonald's Peggy Lee tribute show at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday night at 10:00 pm. I can sum up the show in one word: "Flawless!" I have been a true-blue Jeanne MacDonald fan since I heard her NYC debut so many years ago at Eighty Eight's... Jeanne has come a long way - a Saturday night at the Metropolitan Room and a totally sold-out show! It was an awesome performance, and again I was wearing "goose-bumps" nearly the whole hour. I am addicted not just to her vocals (so fresh, so clean, so fully packed) but also to her charming, honest delivery. And you know right away she loves what she is doing, and would give this kind of "dead-on" performance if there were just 6 in the audience. Rick Jensen has come up with some creative and original arrangements for this show and theirs is a truly a incomparable pairing. By the way this show sold out on the 10th, best to reserve your seats today." CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #071104 - Monday, November 12, 2007  http://www.cabarethotlineonline.com


"As Miss Peggy Lee had done, Jeanne MacDonald has surrounded herself with fine musicians for her new show "Jeanne MacDonald Celebrates Miss Peggy Lee in 'Come Back to Me'" at the Metropolitan Room, NYC: Latin Grammy nominated percussionist Mayra Casales, internationally renowned bassist Jennifer Vincent, and multi-award winning songwriter, arranger and musical director Rick Jensen. With the above musicians, and an obvious, extensive amount of preparation and innate musical talent, MacDonald and her musical director have put together one of the finest tribute shows to a singer I've seen in quite a while...  it is with great pleasure that I can recommend this show even to die-hard fans of Miss Lee...  singing with her eyes as much as her voice and spreading her arms in a welcoming gesture that makes you fall in love with her...  She captured the minimalist style of Lee without obvious imitation, and her voice is as inviting as Lee's with a 'come to me' feeling which is hard to resist... it was at this time that I realized that I couldn't take my eyes off this singer.  The seduction had begun.  She was allowing the songs to tell the story of Lee... One of MacDonald's finest performances was a powerful and enthralling rendering of the "Black Coffee" (Burke/Webster) which highlighted her own versatility and jazz leanings... An eight-song medley of Peggy's hits... utilized the various styles of La Lee and showed the amazing versatility she possessed, as well as the artistic accomplishment of MacDonald's own musicianship.  Much like Lee herself, MacDonald is an all around performer, you immediately come to her as a friend and respect her greatly as a performer... when MacDonald brings this show back in the Spring, as she must - Don't miss it!"    Gregg Culling - online review/chat boards

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MacDonald has earned extensive recognition for her performances both in and out of New York City.  She was the 2008 MAC Award Winner for Female Vocalist and 2008 NY Nightlife Finalist, both of which she previously received in 2004.  She has earned both the BACK STAGE Bistro and the MAC Hanson Awards, and while performing on the stage at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2005, Jeanne was presented with the coveted Julie Wilson Award for excellence in cabaret.  MacDonald’s debut CD “Company,” produced and arranged by long time musical director/arranger Rick Jensen, received outstanding critical praise and the MAC Nomination for Recording of the Year.  While Jeanne appears frequently at some of NYC finest venues, she first developed her artistry at the celebrated Bradstan Country Hotel in White Lake, NY where she recorded her CD “Live at the Bradstan” and returns each Labor Day weekend for her annual Bradstan Inn Cabaret appearance.  Jeanne’s CDs are available at www.cdbaby.com.  “Live At The Bradstan” is also available on iTunes.