MarcusGoldhaber Marcus Goldhaber Manhattan Having shared stages with the likes of Les Paul, Billy Stritch, and Bono, New York-based jazz vocalist Marcus Goldhaber has garnered critical raves for his "wonderfully imaginative" (JazzTimes) interpretations of straight-ahead jazz standards while earning a reputation among critics and fans for his accessible songwriting. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Marcus developed a passion for Jazz and the songs of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s alongside a 1928 Ivers & Pond upright piano, on which his mother casually played countless standards. Goldhaber will hit the road to support the new record on a fall U.S. tour that includes a headlining performance at The RRazz Room (Oct. 24), the prestigious San Francisco supper club that recently relocated to New Hope, PA.; an opening slot for Jane Monheit at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA (Sept. 26); and a return to The Cutting Room in New York for his NYC CD Release Event (Oct. 8). He also has several dates at the Smith Center in Las Vegas reprising his long-running co-starring role in the off-Broadway hit The Wonderful Wizard of Song (Oct. 17-19), which celebrates the music of the great Harold Arlen, a fellow Buffalo, NY native, and is now touring the country. A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING is a powerful, 12-track collection that reintroduces some of Goldhaber’s favorite standards alongside five new originals. A high mark on this new CD is the album’s closing track, “Losin’ Your Appeal,” a swinging Goldhaber original showcasing a funkier sound and a sexy vibe. It was produced by Billy Jay Stein and features a marvelous horn section from top rock bands and the Broadway scene, with Stein on vintage Hammond B-3 and Wurlitzer organ. Goldhaber made his way to New York City in 2000 through musical theater, developing a vast repertoire that also includes selections from The Wonderful Wizard of Song. When he’s not on tour, he regularly performs in many of New York City’s greatest jazz venues, such as The Blue Note, Iridium, The Cutting Room and The Metropolitan Room.