Sandy Jordan, Larry Luger, Bob Arkin

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Sandy Jordan, Larry Luger, Bob Arkin

La Rivista/Broadway Joe’s, NYC, November 26, 2017

Reviewed by Ron Forman for Cabaret Scenes

Sandy Jordan

If you are walking down Restaurant Row in Manhattan and are looking for a casual place to dine that provides excellent musical entertainment with no cover charge, La Rivista/Broadway Joe’s is the perfect place to visit. There is entertainment every night.

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I dropped in on a Tuesday night when Sandy Jordan was doing the vocals with two great jazzmen, Larry Luger on guitar and Bob Arkin on bass, backing her. Jordan is a veteran cabaret performer whose repertoire includes everything from jazz to opera. The  menu is moderately priced and features prix-fixed dinners and à la carte entries that include Italian specialties, steaks and chops.

When I arrived at 7:30  Luger and Arkin were performing. Some of their numbers were “I Can’t Get Started,” “You and the Night and the Music,” and a very beautiful “Theme from Samson and Delilah” by Victor Young. Both men can also swing, as evidenced in their performance of “Exactly Like You.

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Jordan began her set at 8 PM with “You and the Night and the Music,” followed by a warm “It Could Happen to You.” She is the prototypical jazz singer, bringing her own interpretation to every number she performed. She was especially effective with the  Latin “Sway” and a romantic “Moon River.” She closed the set with “Night and Day.”

On Monday nights, Bill Zeffiro and Marissa Mulder perform; Zeffiro returns on Wednesdays with Jenna Esposito. Sandy Jordan is back on Thursdays,  and on Fridays and Saturday, Bill Munro provides the music.

Ron Forman

Ron Forman has been a Mathematics Professor at Kingsborough Community College for 45 years. In that time, he has managed to branch out in many different areas. From 1977 to 1994 he was co-owner of Comics Unlimited, the third largest comic book distribution company in the USA. In 1999,after a lifetime of secretly wanting to do a radio program, he began his weekly Sweet Sounds program on WKRB 90.3 FM, dedicated to keeping the music of the Great American Songbook alive and accessible. This introduced him to the world of cabaret, which led to his position as a reviewer for Cabaret Scenes.