Jamie deRoy and friends had an amazing line of talent to help celebrate Jamie’s 20th season this past Sunday April 17 at Feinstein’s/ Loews Regency on Park Avenue. The evening began with a video stream of Jamie’s different looks over the years, which led into a clever song by Jamie (written by Barry Kleinbort & Shelly Markham) chronicling the clubs she has played in the past 20 years.
First up in the roster of stars was Daryl Sherman delivering a zany rendition of “Jeepers Creepers,” followed by the very funny comedian Eddie Brill, who is the warm-up act for the Late Show with David Letterman.
Jamie came back to give us another witty little ditty written by Kleinbort, “When I am 60 Going On 70,” before Clint Holmes took command with mesmerizing covers of “The Birth of the Blues” and “What Kind of Fool Am I.”
Ron Abel, Jamie’s pianist and musical director, took a moment to give us one of his new songs “Crazy For You,” which was followed by a touching cover of the title song from Jamie’s new CD, “Wish on the Moon,” by Christiane Noll, who appeared in the recent revival of Stephen Flaherty’s Ragtime, which Jamie helped produce.”
American country legend Larry Gatlin, a Vegas mainstay and a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter closed out the evening, and helped turn Jamie’s campy signature song, “Jews Don’t Camp,” accompanied by Gatlin, into a highlight of the 20th Anniversary Celebration at Feinstein’s. PC
Photography: Barry Gordin & Stage Photography: Stephen Sorokoff