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February 29, 2024

Tabard Theatre announces the return of Big Band Karaoke with Top Shelf Big Band

Top Shelf Big Band plays at Tabard Theatre as part of San Jose Jazz’s SummerFest 2022 Swing Stage

San Jose, CA November 15, 2023—Tabard Theatre announces another fun-filled night of the most “in-the-moment” live performance as Top Shelf brings Big Band Karaoke back to the Tabard stage on Saturday, November 18. This is the fourth time the event is coming to Tabard and it’s always a great time for everyone attending. For any folks who ever dreamed of experiencing the thrill of singing one of their favorite big band tunes from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Harry Connick Jr., Lena Horne, Tony Bennett and more, now is their chance.  Or for anyone who just loves big band music, this promises to be a fantastic night of your favorite standards– no singing required.

Tickets are available for in-person or livestream Saturday, November 18. Doors open at 7p, show starts at 7:30pm. For those unable to attend at the downtown San Jose venue or to tune in live, the high-quality multi-camera recording will also be available On-Demand for 30 days following the show. In-person single tickets are $25 for General Admission, and $35 for reserved Cabaret seating. Livestream or On-Demand tickets are choose your own pricing, $15, $25 or $35.

Stephanie Whigham sings with Top Shelf Big Band karaoke at their last Tabard event in November.

So, how does it work? Top Shelf has put together a fantastic song list of the most popular big band vocal numbers. Folks interested in singing can check out the list on their webpage here. The list includes links to recordings that are close to the arrangements that the band will be playing, so people can check which songs are in their key and the tempo and practice in advance if they want. On the night of the show, the band will take sign ups from anyone who wants to sing starting at 7pm. With three sets of music throughout the night, the show will feature 24-30 guest singers trying their skills at the mic. Once called up, singers will be provided with a microphone, hard copy sheet music and an on screen teleprompter. The band will help cue singers for all their vocal entrances.

Top Shelf Big Band is a seventeen-piece big band in the South San Francisco Bay Area. They play jazz and swing from the music of such artists as Count Basie, Les Brown, Ted Heath, Glenn Miller, and Frank Sinatra, to contemporary bands like Gordon Goodwin and Louis Dowdeswell. They can be heard at parks, markets, and festivals throughout the South Bay Area and are available for hire for weddings, parties, or any other special event.

Bobby Singer sings with Top Shelf Big Band karaoke at their last Tabard event in November.

Tabard Theatre (formerly Theatre on San Pedro Square) — San Jose’s “Hidden Gem” venue for the performing arts—  is located in the heart of historic San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose amid a bustling restaurant district.  This intimate and unique venue brings a touch of Manhattan to the South Bay with its rustic yet edgy feel. Old brick walls, plush leather seats, antique wood plank floors, sweeping red velvet drapes and a 35-foot mahogany bar create a casual cabaret atmosphere. The three-quarter round cabaret stage— described by artists as “a room that feels big and small at the same time” — is the perfect setting for live music and theatre.

What: Big Band Karaoke with Top Shelf Sing with a 17-piece big band!

When: Saturday, November 18, 2023,  Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm PT In-Person , Livestream & On Demand

Who: All ages.

Where: Tabard Theatre (formerly Theatre on San Pedro Square) – Tabard Theatre in the heart of San Jose’s historic San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro Street, San Jose, CA 95110 Parking at the San Pedro Garage directly across the street.  The first 90 minutes are free.

Tickets:  $15-$35.  or Call (408) 679-2330

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