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Jim Van Slyke’s Open Road 10th Anniversary Concert
Jim Van Slyke, award-winning songwriter and recording artist, kicks off the Summer Cabaret Series with the 10th Anniversary concert of his Grammy nominated, debut album, Open Road, on June 25. Also featured will be music from Jim’s critically acclaimed Sedaka Show and 2nd album The Sedaka Sessions. Featuring Dan Weiner on Drums, Reenie Codelka on Piano, Brian Case on Bass, and Keri Staley and Renae Szymczak on vocals. Come to our opening night and also be part of another special anniversary celebration!
About the Artist
Jim Van Slyke: Award winning singer, songwriter and recording artist, Jim has headlined celebrated, sold out appearances on concert stages around the globe including New York’s historic Friars Club, Feinstein’s, the internationally renowned Birdland Jazz Club and recently made his debut with the American Festival Pops Orchestra.
June 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Jim’s Grammy nominated, debut album Open Road for which Jim received a prestigious ASCAP Songwriters’ Award for the self-penned title track of this stunning recording. Jim appeared alongside such artists as Billy Joel, Audra McDonald, Justin Timberlake and John Mayer on the Grammy Ballot for Best Pop Vocal Album. The critically acclaimed success of Jim’s latest showcase, The Sedaka Show, has taken him to a new plateau. Neil Sedaka himself has not only joined Jim on stage for duets in Hollywood, San Francisco and New York but has also highly endorsed the tribute and Neil recently joined Jim in the recording studio to record two duets for Jim’s newest album “The Sedaka Sessions” celebrating the music of the pop music icon. Neil Sedaka exclaims “I’ve seen many singers over the years do my songs, but nobody has moved me more than Jim”.
Other career highlights include his solo performance at The White House and being a featured entertainer for President Clinton’s second Inaugural Ball. Jim has toured throughout the United States and Europe fronting several magnificent big bands including extensive tours with the USO and made his solo European Concert Debut with one of Germany’s premier National Symphony Orchestras singing an evening of Opera Arias and classic American Musical Theatre standards. He has been presented at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage as a featured artist and has performed with The Washington National Opera under the artistic direction of Placido Domingo.
In addition to his performing credits Jim is a nationally recognized vocal coach with voice studios in the Washington DC Metro area, New York City, has served on the voice faculties of Ithaca College and Catholic University and is in high demand as a guest speaker, clinician, adjudicator and conductor. Student credits include leading roles on Broadway, National Tours, Off Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, The Washington Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and even the Radio City Rockettes.
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Tickets available online or OvationTix: 866-811-4111. General Admission starts at $25