Music of the Night
The Swingaroos return to the cabaret with an all-new show—Music of the Night. Offering their swingin'est versions of songs embraced by the worlds of theatre and jazz, this hit show overflows with hits by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, Kander & Ebb, and many more. With a touch of 30s and 40s flair and bold arrangements, The Swingaroos lend a spirited voice to the most-cherished American songs and personalities of the past century.
Music of the Night by Kimberly Hawkey for The Swingaroos will run from July 17- August 19 in FST's John C. Court Cabaret. Subscriptions and single tickets are available online by clicking the buttons above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000. Subscribe now to see all three Cabaret shows for as little as $49!
Dine with us one hour prior to your show in the Cabaret. Reservations are not required, you will dine at the table you reserved for the performance.
KIMBERLY HAWKEY (Vocals, Creator) is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader based in the Catskill mountains of New York State. Kimberly works with some of the top traditional jazz and swing bands in NYC and has performed in well-known venues as both a soloist and collaborator. She is the recipient of the Johnny Mercer Award, the American Traditions Competition Gold Medal and is a 2x winner of NYC's Cabaret Showdown. Kimberly stays busy teaching music, writing musicals, and developing Elvanelle Music; a collective for American Song. She has two albums out as a Bandleader, including "Elvanelle & The Escape Act," available on all major platforms. www.kimberlyhawkey.com @elvanellemusic
ASSAF GLEIZNER (Piano & Musical Director) Born and raised in Israel, Assaf has been working as a composer, MD, and orchestrator in NYC and around the world. Assaf's favorite credits include; Broadway: Stephen Scwhartz 70th Birthday Concert - Featuring Hugh Jackman, Renee Fleming (Hudson Theater) Orchestrator. Arts For Autism - Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Julia Murney (Gershwin Theater) Orchestrator. Off-Broadway: Friends the Musical Parody (St Luke’s Theater) - Composer, Orchestrator. 90210! The Musical (Theater 80) - Composer, Orchestrator. Full House (Canada & Theater 80) - MD, Orchestrator.
NATHAN YATES DOUGLASS (Bass, Vocals) is an actor-musician based in New York City. He has appeared on stage in numerous theatrical productions throughout the country. His background in jazz bass and vocals stretch back to his studies and performances in Portland, Oregon where he is originally from. For more information and original music, visit NathanYatesDouglass.com
DANIEL GLAUDE (Reeds) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator based in New York City. Glaude has performed with top New York ensembles at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Blue Note, Gershwin Theater, and beyond. Glaude has performed with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Ed Palermo Big Band, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, Dee Snider, Todd Rundgren, Kelli O’Hara and many others. He maintains a busy performing, recording, touring, and teaching schedule.
STEVE MORLEY (Trumpet) has been playing piano since age 8 and trumpet since age 10. He graduated with a BM in Jazz Trumpet Performance from the University of Colorado and an MM in Jazz and Commercial Music from the University of Miami. He has studied with Greg Gisbert, Brad Goode, Jason Carder, and Brian Lynch. He now freelances and teaches in the NYC area.
URI ZELIG (Drums) was born in Tel Aviv, to a musical family and a rich musical community. He started playing drums and piano at the age of 10, and only a few years later, started working professionally with some of the country’s greatest artists. Zelig moved to New York City in 2012 to pursue his musical education at The New School, where he graduated with honors. While in NYC, Zelig worked with Jazz legends George Cables, Bill Crow, Marion Cowings and more. He is currently playing all over town, holds the lead drum chair in a several Off-Broadway productions, while recording and composing original music.
New York Music Daily
“Really fun, original retro swing band”
“Irrepressibly cheery update on 30s and 40s sounds”
“Lively twists on old sounds”
“Stellar group of musicians”
“Awesome in every way”
“Very talented group”
“High octane lead singer…true swing syncopation”
“They keep it cooking”
The John C. Court Cabaret is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside of The Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.
For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. Handicap parking is reserved for patrons with a handicap tag and is in the lot across from the Hegner Theatre Wing. The area for drop off of handicap passengers/patrons for the Court Cabaret is along the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue. If handicap parking is not available and you are dropping off a passenger, our lobby concierge would be happy to wait with them until you return. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the box office at (941) 366-9000.