Joshua Blue & Lucia Bradford to be Featured in New York Festival of Song’s Annual Spring Gala

By Logan Martell

On May 15, 2023, the New York Festival of Song will host its annual spring gala, “Feelin’ Groovy: Songs from the 60s.”

Held at the Racquet & Tennis Club on Park Avenue, the gala will support NYFOS’ 35th season. There will be a performance featuring special guest artists including Julie Benko of Broadway’s “Funny Girl,” jazz pianist Jason Yeager, tenors Joshua Blue and Daniel McGrew, and mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford. The program will pay homage to the works of artists such as Laura Nyro, Simon & Garfunkel, Jonit Mitchell, and the Beatles, along with Motown hits.

Blue recently released his debut album with NYFOS, titled “Black and Blue,” with pianist Steven Blier. Having performed a number of operatic roles worldwide, Bradford also appears as a soloist in concert works with leading companies, and as a performer of jazz, gospel, and blues.

Proceeds from the events will help support NYFOS’ operatic and concert programming.