Marcus Goldhaber

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Bio

New York-based vocalist and songwriter MARCUS GOLDHABER "rivals the jazz instincts of Chet Baker and John Pizzarelli," according to JazzTimes, garnering more critical raves for his "wonderfully imaginative" interpretations of straight-ahead jazz standards while earning a reputation among critics and fans for his accessible songwriting. You'll see Goldhaber performing in New York's famed clubs like 54 Below, The Blue Note, Iridium, Birdland, Kitano, The Metropolitan Room, Cutting Room, and at prestigious clubs and concert halls from Las Vegas to Miami, having shared stages along the way with the likes of the legendary Les Paul, Billy Stritch, Vince Giordano, and Bono.

Goldhaber's first three solo albums have established him firmly in the jazz/Cabaret scene, and serve as the core of his latest album, A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening (Fallen Apple/The Orchard), a 12-track collection reintroducing some of Goldhaber's favorite standards alongside new originals, produced in part by Billy Jay Stein (Linda Eder, "Spider-Man," "Beautiful" Broadway cast album). Featured by Jonathan Schwartz on WNYC (NPR) and Sirius XM saying "Goldhaber is excellent ... [he's] filled with ideas," the new album spotlights Goldhaber's artistic breadth in a career fast evolving from jazz interpreter to wistfully undeniable composer and lyricist of modern standards with an intuition for telling the story, including recordings achieved at NYC's famed Avatar Studios and featuring band mates Jon Davis (piano and musical director), Martin Wind (bass) and Marcello Pellitteri (drums).

"A lot of these songs have been inspired by moments in my life," says Goldhaber. "That's really where the joy lies for me. That's the real passion that I have. It's not about simply writing a song or hearing something that swings. It's really about the connection."

A Buffalo native, Goldhaber credits his mother with introducing him to the Great American Songbook, and in 2000 he made his way to New York City via musical theater, developing a vast repertoire that includes selections from his current co-starring role in the off-Broadway hit "The Wonderful Wizard of Song," celebrating the music of the great Harold Arlen (a fellow Buffalo native.)

In addition to entertaining at Manhattan's top jazz clubs, Goldhaber has appeared before members of the U.N., former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and at the 2014 Super Bowl Celebrity Sweat event with rapper Nelly (!) and Wawa Welcome America!, Philadelphia's enormous Independence Day celebration - all in support of his patriotic single, "Come Home America" (produced by Ke$ha's Cliff Goldmacher) - a pop anthem unbound by musical genre and inspired by America's military heroes, released in 2013 on Veterans Day.

Press Releases

February 2, 2016
Stripping the Great American Songbook 'To The Bone'; 'MOSTLY MARCUS,' STARRING MARCUS GOLDHABER; JAZZ DUO RESIDENCY EXTENDED FOR 3RD TIME AT SYMPHONY SPACE's BAR THALIA WITH TWO-TIME 2015 BEST MALE VOCALIST NOMINEE

LATEST ROUND IN MONTHLY SERIES CONTINUES SUNDAY, FEB. 7
THIS MONTH'S FEATURED VOCALIST: AIMEE ALLEN

"If this guy were any more hip he'd have to visit the chiropractor for re-alignment!" – Jazz Weekly

NEW YORK (Feb. 2, 2016) — With crowds swelling at each session, MOSTLY MARCUS, the totally unique acoustic duo residency in which acclaimed NYC jazz vocalist-songwriter and two-time 2015 Best Male Vocalist Nominee MARCUS GOLDHABER strips the Great American Songbook "to the bone" like never before, has been extended for the third time at Bar Thalia, Symphony Space's newest home for jazz. The latest extension of the monthly residency starts this Sunday, (Feb. 7) with special featured vocalist Aimee Allen, and guitarist Ron Jackson. Dates continue: March 6, April 3, May 1, and June 5.

See what the buzz is about now through June — its one-year anniversary — as MOSTLY MARCUS, continues the first Sunday of every month (Feb. 7-June 5), two performances per engagement, at Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway (at 95th St.), NYC, at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Cover is $5. More info and reservations at 646-597-7340 or www.symphonyspace.org/bar-thalia.

Goldhaber is currently nominated for Best Male Vocalist in the BroadwayWorld Awards, and also was nominated in the fall as Best Male Vocalist (alongside Tony Bennett!) in the Hot House Jazz Awards.

Upcoming MOSTLY MARCUS featured vocalists scheduled are: Tessa Souter (March 6, with guitarist Tony Romano), Melissa Stylianou (April 3, with guitarist Ron Jackson), Champian Fulton (May 1, with guitarist Ron Affif), and Gabrielle Stravelli (June 5, with guitarist Ron Affif).

Laying bare his voice while exposing the strength of his heralded songwriting, Goldhaber teams with a different top jazz guitarist and featured vocalist with each show for an evening of playful spontaneity.

Jazz Weekly has called Goldhaber's intimate approach to the Great American Songbook "lyrical and swingin'." and All About Jazz adds that it's delivered "like a plate full of comfort food!" As Jonathan Schwartz (WNYC) says, "he is filled with ideas!"

The Huffington Post declares Goldhaber "croons with a charming ease and a great sense of phrasing" — a lovely way to spend an evening indeed.

Watch the "unplugged" video of Marcus Goldhaber singing his latest single, "Losin' Your Appeal," accompanied by Hendrik Helmer on acoustic guitar:

Marcus is touring behind his fourth album, A Lovely Way to Spend An Evening (Fallen Apple/The Orchard), which earned Honorable Mentions for Best Album of 2014 in the Quincy (MA) Patriot-Ledger and The Improper. The powerful, 12-track collection reintroduces some of Goldhaber's favorite standards alongside five originals, and prompted Jazz Weekly to continue: "He's got a voice that is like a husky Chet Baker: vocool, but with an extra shot of testosterone. … he makes old songs sound new, and his new songs sound vintage. … If this guy were any more hip he'd have to visit the chiropractor for re-alignment!"

What:
Mostly Marcus, three-time-extended residency, at Bar Thalia @ Symphony Space

Who:
Marcus Goldhaber – two-time 2015 Best Male Vocalist nominee and acclaimed NYC jazz vocalist-songwriter
Aimee Allen – special featured vocalist
Ron Jackson - guitar

When:
Sunday, Feb. 7
7 and 8:30 p.m.
$5 cover

Where:
Bar Thalia @ Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th St.), NYC
www.symphonyspace.org/bar-thalia

MOSTLY MARCUS CONTINUES:
2/7 - Aimee Allen; Ron Jackson on guitar
3/6 - Tessa Souter; Tony Romano on guitar
4/3 - Melissa Stylianou; Ron Jackson on guitar
5/1 - Champian Fulton; Ron Affif on guitar
6/5 - Gabrielle Stravelli; Ron Affif on guitar

July 13, 2015
MARCUS GOLDHABER CONTINUES 'MOSTLY MARCUS' JAZZ DUO SUMMER RESIDENCY AT BAR THALIA AT SYMPHONY SPACE WITH EXPANDED SLATE OF NEW YORK'S TOP RISING FEMALE GUEST VOCALISTS
Marcus Goldhaber

MOLLY RYAN, GABRIELLE STRAVELLI, VANESSA TROUBLE, DAWN DERO (MAC Award Winner), KENDRA SHANK ADDED TO WEEKLY SUNDAY NIGHT 'GUEST LIST'

54 BELOW (BROADWAY'S SUPPER CLUB) DEBUT WITH FULL BAND COMING JULY 25

NEW YORK (July 13, 2015) - With less than two weeks remaining until his debut (July 25) backed by a full band at "Broadway's Supper Club," 54 Below, acclaimed NYC vocalist-songwriter MARCUS GOLDHABER continues to build anticipation among New York audiences each Sunday this summer with an expanded slate of special guests for "MOSTLY MARCUS," his much-buzzed-about "jazz duo" residency at Bar Thalia at Symphony Space.

"MOSTLY MARCUS" at Bar Thalia finds Goldhaber backed only by a top jazz guitarist and joined each week by a different rising female guest vocalist. Following last night's performances with guest vocalist Melissa Stylianou, hailed by JazzTimes as "Smart. Seamless. Stunning.," Goldhaber will be calling upon the following women for the remainder of the residency: Molly Ryan (July 19), Gabrielle Stravelli (July 26), Vanessa Trouble (Aug. 16), 2015 MAC Award winner Dawn Dero (Aug. 23) and Kendra Shank (Aug. 30).

The rotating group of jazz guitarists on the rest of the summer schedule includes John Hart (Jimmy Smith, James Moody), Ron Jackson (Taj Mahal, Little Anthony, Jimmy McGriff, Sarah Dash), Pete McCann (Patti Austin, Kenny Garrett, Peter Erskine), and Sean Harkness (Eileen Ivers, Julie Budd).

Show times for each engagement are 7 and 8:30 p.m. Bar Thalia @ Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway (at 95th St.), New York City. For additional information, call 646.597.7340 or go to www.barthalia.org.

Continuing through Aug. 30, "MOSTLY MARCUS" is designed to underscore Goldhaber's intimate approach to the American Songbook, which Jazz Weekly has called "lyrical and swingin'." and All About Jazz says is delivered "like a plate full of comfort food!" As Jonathan Schwartz (WNYC) says, "he is filled with ideas!"

In the middle of this residency, Goldhaber will be making his debut at "Broadway's Supper Club," 54 Below, where he'll premiere a special show, "Free and Easy: Livin' on Swing Street," Saturday, July 25.

Watch the new "unplugged" video of Marcus Goldhaber singing his latest single, "Losin' Your Appeal," accompanied by Hendrik Helmer on acoustic guitar:

Other summer tour highlights include Jazz at Pierson Park in Tarrytown, NY (Aug. 7); and an encore performance at World Caf้ Live in Philadelphia (Aug. 9).

The Huffington Post caught Marcus recently at Kitano, and wrote that he croons "with a charming ease and a great sense of phrasing." Marcus is touring behind his fourth album, A Lovely Way to Spend An Evening (Fallen Apple/The Orchard), released in the fall, which earned Honorable Mentions for Best Album of 2014 in the Quincy (MA) Patriot-Ledger and The Improper. The powerful, 12-track collection reintroduces some of Goldhaber's favorite standards alongside five originals, and prompted Jazz Weekly to continue: "He's got a voice that is like a husky Chet Baker: vocool, but with an extra shot of testosterone. ... he makes old songs sound new, and his new songs sound vintage. ... If this guy were any more hip he'd have to visit the chiropractor for re-alignment!"

Mostly Marcus

MARCUS GOLDHABER 2015 TOUR DATES

THIS SUNDAY, July 19, 2015
Mostly Marcus - An Unplugged Evening
Duo w/guitarist John Hart
Guest vocalist: Molly Ryan
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
7:00 & 8:30 PM
www.barthalia.org

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Free and Easy: Livin' on Swing Street
54 Below
254 W. 54th St., New York, NY
646.476.3551
9:30 PM
www.54below.com

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Mostly Marcus - An Unplugged Evening
Duo w/guitarist Ron Jackson
Guest vocalist: Gabrielle Stravelli
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
7:00 & 8:30 PM
www.barthalia.org

Friday, Aug. 7
Jazz at Pierson Park
Presented by Jazz Forum Arts
Tarrytown, NY
6:30 PM
www.jazzforumarts.org

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
World Cafe Live w/Jay Michael
3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
215-222-1400
philly.worldcafelive.com

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
Mostly Marcus - An Unplugged Evening
Duo w/ guitarist Pete McCann
Guest vocalist: Vanessa Trouble
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
9:00 PM
www.barthalia.org

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
Mostly Marcus - An Unplugged Evening
Duo w/guitarist Sean Harkness
Guest vocalist: Dawn Derow
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
9:00 PM
www.barthalia.org

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Mostly Marcus - An Unplugged Evening
Duo w/guitarist: Ron Jackson
Guest vocalist: Kendra Shank
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
9:00 PM
www.barthalia.org

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
"Labor Day Concert in Veterans Square"
Marcus Goldhaber & The Come Home America Band
Veterans Square Park
Edgewood & Heacock Roads, Lower Makefield, PA
www.veteranssquare.org

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
The Metropolitan Room, NYC
34 W. 22nd St., New York, NY
7:00 PM
212.206.2440
www.MetropolitanRoom.com

June 24, 2015
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, Presents MARCUS GOLDHABER in "FREE & EASY: LIVIN' ON SWING STREET"

MARCUS GOLDHABER IN "FREE & EASY: LIVIN' ON SWING STREET"
EXCITING. FRESH. TASTEFUL. HIP!
SATURDAY, JULY 25
AT 54 BELOW, BROADWAY'S SUPPER CLUB

Marcus Goldhaber

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents MARCUS GOLDHABER in "FREE & EASY: LIVIN' ON SWING STREET" on SATURDAY, JULY 25 AT 9:30 p.m.

Picture a street lamp dimly lit... an empty block during the smallest hours of post-evening mist... an endless cycle of songs groovin' along and half a moon to help guide the way... that's Swing Street.

Hangin' his hat at 54 Below for an evening, Marcus Goldhaber takes a stroll through a captivating collection of re-imagined jazz standards and new originals that People Magazine says "will have you giddy one moment, melancholy the next and loving every note." Goldhaber will be accompanied by Michael Kanan (Ramsey Lewis, Little Jimmy Scott, Jane Monheit) on piano, Paul Gil (NY Citizens) on bass and Joe Strasser (Heath Brothers, Jose Feliciano) on drums.

"A lot of these songs have been inspired by moments in my life," says Goldhaber. "That's really where the joy lies for me. That's the real passion that I have. It's not about simply writing a song or hearing something that swings. It's really about the connection."

MARCUS GOLDHABER in "FREE & EASY: LIVIN' ON SWING STREET" plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Saturday, July 25 @ 9:30 p.m. There is a $25-$35 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

MORE ABOUT MARCUS GOLDHABER
New York-based vocalist and songwriter MARCUS GOLDHABER "rivals the jazz instincts of Chet Baker and John Pizzarelli," according to JazzTimes, garnering more critical raves for his "wonderfully imaginative" interpretations of straight-ahead jazz standards while earning a reputation among critics and fans for his accessible songwriting. You'll see Goldhaber performing in New York's famed clubs like 54 Below, The Blue Note, Iridium, Birdland, Kitano, The Metropolitan Room, Cutting Room, and at prestigious clubs and concert halls from Las Vegas to Miami, having shared stages along the way with the likes of the legendary Les Paul, Billy Stritch, Vince Giordano, and Bono.

Goldhaber's first three solo albums have established him firmly in the jazz/Cabaret scene, and serve as the core of his latest album, A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening (Fallen Apple/The Orchard): a 12-track collection reintroducing some of Goldhaber's favorite standards alongside new originals, produced in part by Billy Jay Stein (Linda Eder, "Spider-Man," "Beautiful" Broadway cast album). Featured by Jonathan Schwartz on WNYC (NPR) and Sirius XM saying "Goldhaber is excellent ... [he's] filled with ideas," the new album spotlights Goldhaber's artistic breadth in a career fast evolving from jazz interpreter to wistfully undeniable composer and lyricist of modern standards with an intuition for telling the story, including recordings achieved at NYC's famed Avatar Studios and featuring band mates Jon Davis (piano and musical director), Martin Wind (bass) and Marcello Pellitteri (drums).

A Buffalo native, Goldhaber credits his mother with introducing him to the Great American Songbook, and in 2000 he made his way to New York City via musical theater, developing a vast repertoire that includes selections from his current co-starring role in the off-Broadway hit "The Wonderful Wizard of Song," celebrating the music of the great Harold Arlen (a fellow Buffalo native.)

MORE ABOUT 54 BELOW
54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is the new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of 54 BELOW, The New York Times writes "the club has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 BELOW features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$95.

June 12, 2015
MOSTLY MARCUS: Marcus Goldhaber Launches Jazz Duo Summer Residency @ Symphony Space with Special Guest Alexis Cole
Marcus Goldhaber

WEEKLY SERIES LAUNCHES SUNDAY, JUNE 21 WITH NEW GUEST ARTIST EACH WEEK!

NEW YORK (June 12, 2015) - Following a recent sold out debut at Bar Thalia, Symphony Space's newest home for Jazz, acclaimed NYC vocalist-songwriter MARCUS GOLDHABER is returning to launch "MOSTLY MARCUS," a Sunday night Jazz Duo summer residency, backed only by a top jazz guitarist and joined each week by a different guest artist. The rotating group of jazz guitarists includes Hendrik Helmer (Wyclef Jean, Carly Simon, Duncan Sheik), John Hart (Jimmy Smith, James Moody), Ron Affif (Al Martino, Roger Williams) and Sean Harkness (Eileen Ivers, Julie Budd).

Opening June 21 with guest vocalist Alexis Cole and continuing through Aug. 30, "MOSTLY MARCUS" is designed to underscore Goldhaber's intimate approach to the American Songbook, which Jazz Weekly has called "lyrical and swingin'." and All About Jazz says is delivered "like a plate full of comfort food!" As Jonathan Schwartz (WNYC) says, "he is filled with ideas!"

Show times for each engagement are 7 and 8:30 p.m. Bar Thalia @ Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway (at 95th St.), New York City. For additional information, call 646.597.7340 or go to www.barthalia.org.

Watch the new "unplugged" video of Marcus Goldhaber singing his latest single, "Losin; Your Appeal," accompanied by Hendrik Helmer on acoustic guitar:

In the middle of the summer, Goldhaber will be making his debut at "Broadway's Supper Club," 54 Below, where he'll premiere a special show, "Free and Easy: Livin' on Swing Street," Saturday, July 25. Other summer tour highlights include Jazz at Pierson Park in Tarrytown, NY (Aug. 7); and an encore performance at World Caf้ Live in Philadelphia (Aug. 9).

The Huffington Post caught Marcus in January at Kitano, and wrote that he croons "with a charming ease and a great sense of phrasing." Marcus is touring behind his fourth album, A Lovely Way to Spend An Evening (Fallen Apple/The Orchard), released in the fall, which earned Honorable Mentions for Best Album of 2014 in the Quincy (MA) Patriot-Ledger and The Improper. The powerful, 12-track collection reintroduces some of Goldhaber's favorite standards alongside five originals, and prompted Jazz Weekly to continue: "He's got a voice that is like a husky Chet Baker: vocool, but with an extra shot of testosterone. ... he makes old songs sound new, and his new songs sound vintage. ... If this guy were any more hip he'd have to visit the chiropractor for re-alignment!"

MARCUS GOLDHABER TOUR DATES

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Mostly Marcus
Guest vocalist: Alexis Cole
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
7:00 & 8:30 PM
www.barthalia.org

Sunday, June 28, 2015
North Square
103 Waverly Place @ Macdougal
(212) 254-1200
Sets: 12:30 PM. & 2:00 PM
No cover or minimum
www.northsquareny.com

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Mostly Marcus
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
7:00 & 8:30 PM
www.barthalia.org

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
This is Your Night, Stu Hamstra!
Metropolitan Room
34 W. 22nd St., New York, NY
7:00 PM
212.206.2440
www.MetropolitanRoom.com

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Mostly Marcus
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
7:00 & 8:30 PM
www.barthalia.org

Sunday, July 12, 2015
Mostly Marcus
Guitarist: John Hart
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
7:00 & 8:30 PM
www.barthalia.org

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Mostly Marcus
Guitarist: John Hart
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
7:00 & 8:30 PM
www.barthalia.org

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Free and Easy: Livin' on Swing Street
54 Below
254 W. 54th St., New York, NY
646.476.3551
9:30 PM
www.54below.com

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Mostly Marcus
Guitarist: Ron Affif
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
7:00 & 8:30 PM
www.barthalia.org

Friday, Aug. 7
Jazz at Pierson Park
Presented by Jazz Forum Arts
Tarrytown, NY
6:30 PM
www.jazzforumarts.org

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
World Cafe Live w/Jay Michael
3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
215-222-1400
philly.worldcafelive.com

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
Mostly Marcus
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
9:00 PM
www.barthalia.org

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
Mostly Marcus
Guitarist: Sean Harkness
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
9:00 PM
www.barthalia.org

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Mostly Marcus
Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (at 95th St), New York, NY
646.597.7340
9:00 PM
www.barthalia.org

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
"Labor Day Concert in Veterans Square"
Marcus Goldhaber & The Come Home America Band
Veterans Square Park
Edgewood & Heacock Roads, Lower Makefield, PA
www.veteranssquare.org

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
The Metropolitan Room, NYC
34 W. 22nd St., New York, NY
7:00 PM
212.206.2440
www.MetropolitanRoom.com

September 9, 2014
MARCUS GOLDHABER 'WONDERFULLY IMAGINATIVE' JAZZ VOCALIST-SONGWRITER PRESENTS FAVORITE STANDARDS AND NEW ORIGINALS FOR DEBUT WIDE-RELEASE ALBUM, 'A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING'

Street Date: Oct. 14, 2014 via The Orchard on Fallen Apple Records

Goldhaber heads to Philadelphia, Las Vegas, New York on Fall U.S. Tour

"Goldhaber is most memorable." – New York Times

"Goldhaber has something new to say." – Jonathan Schwartz, WNYC

NEW YORK (Sept. 9, 2014) – Poised for breakout success, acclaimed NYC jazz vocalist-songwriter MARCUS GOLDHABER takes another considerable step forward with the Oct. 14, 2014 release of A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING (Fallen Apple Records/The Orchard) – the first album with major distribution behind this rapidly rising artist who JazzTimes says "rivals the jazz instincts of Chet Baker and John Pizzarelli." The powerful, 12-track collection reintroduces some of Goldhaber's favorite standards alongside five originals.

Goldhaber will hit the road to support the new record on a fall U.S. tour which includes a headlining performance at The RRazz Room (Oct. 24), the prestigious San Francisco supper club that recently relocated to New Hope, PA; an opening slot for Jane Monheit at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA (Sept. 26); and a return to The Cutting Room in New York for his NYC CD Release Event (Oct. 8). He also has several dates at the Smith Center in Las Vegas reprising his long-running co-starring role in the off-Broadway hit The Wonderful Wizard of Song (Oct. 17-19), which celebrates the music of the great Harold Arlen, a fellow Buffalo, NY native, and is now touring the country.

The new album spotlights Goldhaber's artistic breadth in a career that's seen him evolve from a "wonderfully imaginative" jazz interpreter to a wistfully undeniable composer & lyricist of modern standards, while remaining "exciting and fresh" (Jazziz) with every progression. Goldhaber has garnered tremendous critical acclaim as a recording artist, with PEOPLE Magazine saying the New Yorker with the youthfully carefree sweet tenor "will have you giddy one moment and melancholy the next and loving every note. ... finding the soul in each note with his no-frills approach."

"A lot of these songs have been inspired by moments in my life," says Goldhaber. "That's really where the joy lies for me. That's the real passion that I have. It's not about simply writing a song or hearing something that swings. It's really about the connection."

Among the many highlights from A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING are Goldhaber originals "Somebody In Love" and the opening track, "As Long As I'm Falling In Love," both produced by drum master Marcello Pellitteri (Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, Joe Henderson, Wynton Marsalis) at New York's famed Avatar Studios. "Somebody in Love," is a swinging New Orleans-inspired song featuring tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm taking the band to the swinging clubs of the 1950s. His solo is followed by an electric moment from guitarist John Hart. Goldhaber calls it "a playful song that tells a story of a love who is so used to just having casual affairs with no drama. All that he wants is to find someone who is going through what he's going through so he can communicate. Because everyone else he talks to looks at him like he's nuts."

"As Long As I'm Falling in Love," co-written with Goldhaber's longtime pianist and musical director Jon Davis and also heard in the film Going Down in La-La Land, is about that moment of falling in love, "right at the beginning," says Goldhaber, "when you know there's no complication. It's just that calm, easy, sort of saloon style blues feel that just says, ‘Everything's good. I've got love right here on my arm, and it's right in the beginning, and how amazing is that?'"

A high mark on A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING is the album's closing track, "Losin' Your Appeal," a swinging Goldhaber original showcasing a funkier sound and a sexy vibe. It was produced by Billy Jay Stein (Linda Eder, Spider-Man, Beautiful Broadway cast album) and features a marvelous horn section from top rock bands and the Broadway scene, with Stein on vintage Hammond B-3 and Wurlitzer organ.

"But what made the track," says Stein, "was Marcus' performance."

"Billy drove the truck on this one," adds Goldhaber. "He really opened things up and brought the funk out of me. It's a sound that I didn't even know I had. The track really fits the idea of the song, which is put up or shut up. I wanted to write a song with a little bit of attitude, confidence, and something that says I've only got time for people who lift me up, for people who want to be with me. If you're not going to be in my life, nice knowin' ya. It expresses an aggressive yet calm confidence, and it specifically speaks to lovers."

Growing up in Buffalo, Goldhaber was introduced to the Great American Songbook by his mother, who casually played countless standards on the family's 1928 Ivers & Pond upright piano. Goldhaber harkened back to those cherished moments in assembling A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING, and carefully sequenced the tracks to create a sumptuous musical blend with special meaning.

"I wanted to create a collection of songs that really embodied what I would want to sit down and listen to straight through," he says. "That's why the sequencing is so critical here, because it embodies the way they've impacted me in life. The album weaves in and out from songs of my youth to songs I've written. There's a real flow to this record."

Goldhaber made his way to New York City in 2000 through musical theater, developing a vast repertoire that also includes selections from The Wonderful Wizard of Song. When he's not on tour, he regularly performs in many of New York City's greatest jazz venues, such as The Blue Note, Iridium, The Cutting Room and The Metropolitan Room.

A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING: Track Listing
1. As Long As I Am Falling In Love (M. Goldhaber, J. Davis) 4:44
2. Somebody In Love (M. Goldhaber) 4:10
3. Take Me (M. Goldhaber, J. Davis) 4:31
4. A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening (H. Adamson, J. McHugh) 4:07
5. She Knows (M. Goldhaber, J, Davis) 4:34
6. Old Cape Cod (C. Rothrock, M. Yakus, A. Jeffrey) 5:02
7. No Moon At All (D. Mann, R Evans) 4:17
8. Top Hat, White Tie & Tails (I. Berlin) 5:15
9. You're Gonna Hear From Me (A. Previn, D. Previn) 3:28
10. I Fall In Love Too Easily (S. Cahn, J, Styne) 5:14
11. Lulu's Back In Town (H. Warren, A. Dubin) 4:37
12. Losin' Your Appeal (M. Goldhaber) 3:31
Total Time: 53:30

Marcus Goldhaber, vocalist

Arrangements by Marcus Goldhaber & Jon Davis
Tracks 1-2, produced by Marcello Pellitteri
Recorded at Avatar Studios in NYC
Tracks 3-11, produced by Marcus Goldhaber
Recorded at Acoustic Recording in Brooklyn, NY
Track 12 produced & arranged by Billy Jay Stein
Recorded at Strange Cranium in NYC
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, NYC

Personnel:
Jon Davis, piano (Tracks 1-11)
Martin Wind, bass (Tracks 2-5, 7, 8, 10)
Paul Gabrielson, bass (Tracks 6, 9, 11)
Marcello Pellitteri, drums/percussion (Tracks 2-5, 7, 8, 10)
Kyle Struve, drums (Tracks 9, 11)
Will Terrill, drums (Track 6)
Joel Frahm, tenor saxophone (Track 2)
John Hart, electric guitar (Track 2)
Hendrik Meurkens, harmonica (Track 3)
Billy Jay Stein, Wurlitzer & Hammond B-3 organ (Track 12)

A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING: Tour Dates
Fri., Sept. 26 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA (Opening for Jane Monheit)
Wed., Oct. 8 – The Cutting Room, NYC (CD Release Event)
Wed.-Fri., Oct. 17-19 – The Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV (The Wonderful Wizard of Song)
Fri., Oct. 24 – The RRazz Room, New Hope, PA (CD Release Event)
More dates to come ...

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