M57 Straight From Delancey
THE CAST & CREW
Jeff Kreisler – Author
Lyn Pentecost– The lower East Side Girls Club
Tony Romano – Guitarist
Lenny Sendersky – Composer/ Saxophonist
Jordan Pettay – Saxophonist
Natalie Raben & Katie Archer – Lower East Side Business Improvement District
Cleve Douglass – Improvisational Jazz Vocalist
Richard Stein – Comedian
Nyla Lamees – Hosting Brave Women’s segment
Helene Gresser – Comedian/Actor
Katya Lapaeva – Vocalist
ELLEN KAYE with ETHAN FEIN & THE M57 BAND –
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BROWN – BASS, KORY GROSSMAN – Drums
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SETH GOLDMAN & ELLEN KAYE – HOSTS
ETHAN FEIN – MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ARRANGER/ GUITAR/ BANJO
BILL MOSS – ENGINEER
EDDIE GONZALEZ – PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
ELLE BRIGIDA – PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
MICHAEL SUSKO – SHOW DIRECTOR
Jeff is an internationally-touring, award-winning comedian (Bill Hicks Spirit Award for Thought-Provoking Comedy), best-selling author (HarperCollins’ “Get Rich Cheating”), regular TV talking head (MSNBC, CNN, Showbiz Tonight, BBC), radio host (Progressive Radio Network), accomplished comedy writer (Comedy Central, TheStreet.com, IFC, Nickelodeon), editor (TheFinalEdition), actor (Shoot The Messenger, from the co-creator of The Daily Show… Read More>
Lyn Pentecost, artist, activist, anthropologist, and Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Lower East Side Girls Club.Lyn has orchestrated many successes over 30 years, predominantly in her own neighborhood in New York City’s Lower East Side and has sat on the boards of The Hispanic Housing Coalition, The Collegiate Church Corporation, and numerous schools, daycare centers and a camp.
Guitarist Tony Romano has been a vital part of the New York City music scene for over twenty years, and has had the privilege of touring, performing and recording with the world’s finest musicians. Tony is an adjunct faculty member at Five Towns College, and a Teaching Artist for the Kupferberg Center at Queens College. He has an MA in Jazz Performance from the Aaron Copland… Read More>
Saxophone alto/soprano (Israel). Was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, gained his renown in the Russian jazz scene as a visionary composer, performer and producer. His compositions have been performed by international jazz musicians, including Randy Brecker, Joe Locke, Alexi Tuomarila, Amos Hoffman, and many others.
Sendersky launched his international career… Read More>
Jordan Pettay – The Jordan Pettay Band
Jordan Pettay is a New York – based jazz saxophonist, composer and educator.
She has had the privilege of performing with artists like Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, Joe Lovano, and Benny Golson among others, and has traveled worldwide throughout North America, Central America, Asia, Europe, and Australia performing and teaching. Read More>
Natalie Raben & Katie Archer
Lower East Side Business Improvement District
Katie Archer and Natalie Raben are the Romy and Michelle of pickle planning parties on the Lower East Side. They have been an LES dream team for quite some time, creating and producing one creative neighborhood event after another. In addition to Pickle Day, they also throw warm-weather events in the ‘hood such as LES Opening Night: Art + Fashion and DayLife, which is a not necessarily pickle-themed food fest on Orchard Street. And get this: these are their day jobs, imagine that! Katie and Natalie work for the Lower East Side Business Improvement District, a not-for-profit organization responsible for marketing and economic development in the LES. They are thrilled to be joined by Moscow 57 for Pickle Day on October 19th from 12-5pm.
Improvisational jazz vocalist Cleve Douglass began his vocal training in classical (operatic) vocal technique, then studied and worked in musical theatre, which eventually led him to his passion: jazz and scat improvisations. His multi-cultural recordings embrace the styles of Bossa Nova, swing, Afro-Cuban, electronic, and standards from The Great American Songbook. After extensively touring and performing in Japan, Cleve brings an air of sophistication and retro-nouveau sensibility to a number of bands in New York City, appearing on dates at the Blue Note and NBC’s “The Today Show.”
Richard Stein has built his remarkable career on a single tenet: that hair should be free to go its own way. Free to swing straight or curl close, free from curlers and clips, sprays and gels. Free to be as nature intended. It is a credo learned at the hand of his mentor, Sixties icon Vidal Sassoon, and it has garnered for Richard Stein a clientele of the world’s most powerful people. Read More>
bs and cabarets in the metropolitan New York area and throughout the United States and Canada. In New York, Conklin’s talents have earned her a place on the stages of The Blue Note, The Iridium Jazz Club, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Metropolitan Room and the Triad Theater. She can also be seen from time to time singing off various fire escapes as The Lady in the Red Dress with the notorious Renegade Cabaret. Visit Mary’s website at www.maryfosterconklin.com for more info.