Fri, May 9th

Toot Sweet

TICKETS

Doors 6:00PM
Show 6:30PM
Advance Price $10 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a FULL DINNER for only $20 – details below)
Door Price $15
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door



Since releasing their debut album “American Hymn” in February 2014 with Brooklyn recording studio and music collective Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen, Toot Sweet has expanded from a duo of accordion/vocals and upright bass to a rotating "cabaret pop" ensemble under the direction of Mary Spencer Knapp (lead vocals, accordion and piano). Synthesizing her classical vocal and piano training with her love of jazz standards, French chanson, Kurt Weill and 60s rock/pop, Knapp creates a form that is at once playful, dark, light, and a touch literary.  Echoes of this project can be traced to Knapp’s senior thesis performance while at Bard College, in which she arranged, and composed for an 8-piece ensemble staged in a wood-paneled grand hall that she had transformed into an atmospheric cabaret. Crooning her favorite Kurt Weill songs in German and French, Knapp was really creating the milieu in which her formidable talents shine; collaborative, eclectic, and performance-oriented.

Toot Sweet came into being just one year ago when college friends Mary Spencer Knapp and Benji Marx reinvigorated their love of jazz/rock/pop genres.  For a few months they polished their chops playing classic covers in beer gardens and bookstores and come summertime were ready to expand their sound to include Jesse Maynard on drums.  Around that time Knapp began to steer herself more into songwriting and subsequently began tracking her debut record with Oliver Ignatius in fall 2013.  The result: an 11-track record featuring the talents of a well-accomplished musician and orchestrator.  From Blondie to Beirut to Broadway, Toot Sweet has it all: it’s a progressive expression of a vaudeville vibe, dressed up in a modern musical costume, and delivered flawlessly with funky finesse.

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**Dinner Special Details**

 

Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 

Dinner options include:

 

None: I purchased a General Admission Ticket

Option 1: Mediterranean Plate, Salad and a Soda

Option 2: Hamburger, Salad, Humus and a Soda

Option 3: Marinated Grilled Chicken Cubes, Salad, Humus and a Soda

Option 4: Kale Salad, Humus and a Soda