John Brancy and Peter Dugan to Bring Classical/Jazz Recital to Cafe Carlysle

By Logan Martell
(Credit: Courtesy of Bowman Media)

On April 20, 2023, Grammy Award-winning baritone John Brancy will give a recital of works at Café Carlysle.

Joined by pianist Peter Dugan, the program will feature selections from Weill, Ravel, Porter, Brel, Hahn, Gershwin, and Rachmaninoff, among others. The duo has recently taken their journey to reinvent the recital to venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

“As a duo, we are excited to embrace a new and familiar realm of repertoire,” said Mr. Brancy on the upcoming debut. “Standards and the Great Song Book. The opportunity to take the stage at Cafe Carlyle to venture into this world is a dream come true. To sing among giants such as Bobby Short, Rufus Wainwright, Eartha Kitt, Alan Cumming, Isaac Mizrahi, and Elaine Stritch to name just a few leaves us spellbound. We have played solo sold out recitals at Carnegie and the Kennedy Center, but this will be our first club, and what a club it is.”

There will be a second performance the following night, April 21. Audiences can look forward to seeing Brancy this summer at the Aix-en-Provence festival for the world premiere of an opera by Sir George Benjamin.