Host Deardra Shuler talks with writer/producer/director Roz Nixon about "SS Nirvana: A Story of Love & Jazz on the High Seas." Dinner theater, presented at Minton's Playhouse, located at 206 West 118th Street, NYC, beginning October 20th. Through Roz Nixon Entertainment, Nixon produces events, serves as a casting agent booking for such films as Unfaithful, The Devil Wears Prada, Music and Lyrics, and casts for Heineken, Verizon and NY Knicks commercials.
SS Nirvana, a musical, runs every Tuesday and Wednesday featuring songs of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole, and Sarah Vaughn.
Charles Bartlett (Louis Armstrong) and Lil Phillips (Dinah Washington), talk about taking on the looks and vocals of the artists they emulate. Leader of The Charles Bartlett Jazz Ensemble, Charles is a seasoned trumpeter, who has performed at events hosted by notables such as Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee and Essence Communications.He has performed with such jazz giants as,Stanley Turrentine and Dizzy Gillespie.
Lil Phillips has performed from NY to Istanbul, at Birdland and for JVC Jazz Festival. Known for her jazz style, Lil paid Tribute to Dinah Washington in 2008. Lil is a song stylist in her own right. Her bell-toned voice is a.perfect complement to her rendition of jazz and pop standards.
"SS Nirvana" wlil run Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m., until the second week of November, 2015. For info see http://www.roznixonentertainment.com/ and/or call 646-373-3690
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