Swinging Jazz And Holiday Classics Concert

Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm


Deb Lyons has starred on Broadway and London’s West End in Smokey Joe’s Cafe (including the DVD). She portrayed “Lucy” in the 1st National tour of Jekyll & Hyde. She has worked with Tony Award-winning directors, Jerry Mitchell, Jerry Zaks and Richard Maltby Jr. Her theatrical credits include Next to Normal, Hairspray, Ring of Fire, Side by Side by Sondheim, Swing, and The Last Goodbye (Romeo and Juliet). Off-Broadway she worked alongside Grammy-winning songwriters Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil in They Wrote That?

In addition to her theater work, Deb toured the world for 5 years as a member of the legendary pop group The Mamas & The Papas with original Papas, John Phillips and Denny Doherty. She's sung in concert with the Ottawa Symphony (conducted by Jack Everly) and shared the stage singing duets with Rick Springfield, Ben E. King and Mary Wilson. She's also sung backup for Carrie Underwood, Lee Ann Womack, Roseanne Cash, The Chieftains, Martha Reeves, Frankie Avalon, Lesley Gore and Donna Summer. Her debut CD of jazz and Broadway tunes is titled Dream a Little (available on iTunes). www.DebLyonsMusic.com

John Bianculli is a lyrical and soulful pianist, composer and recording artist.
His dynamic original music is a unique blend of jazz, Latin, Brazilian, rhythm and blues, and world music.

John’s credits include composing the score for the film "Lit'l Boy Grown" and as Pianist, Bandleader, composer, arranger for the band “Continuum” 1982-1986 performing John’s original music and as pianist at the New Brunswick, NJ Hyatt Hotel, and at the New York Hilton hotel.

He was founder and director of the New Brunswick Jazz Collective and was the pianist for international jazz recording artist Steve Nelson and Jeanie Bryson, John has also worked with Cassandra Wilson, Terence Blanchard, Regina Belle, Christy Baron, Bobby Watson, James Spaulding, Jimmy Ponder, Bill Hardman, Larry Ridley, Bill Fielder and Earl May.

John has played in New York City at the Blue Note, Jazzmania, Jazz Cultural-Theatre, Greene Street, the Rainbow Room and Jilly's; in Washington D.C. at the One Step Down and Blues Alley.
From 2017-2019 performed concerts at the United Nations to honor Judy Woodruff of PBS and Lionel Richie. In 2020 Opened for Celine Dion at Prudential Center Newark, NJ.


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