‘Moore’ music at Café Carlyle

Melba Moore.

Tony Award-winner (Purlie) Melba Moore will begin her debut engagement at the Café Carlyle,New York starting Tuesday, April 26 (and playing through Saturday, May 7).

Moore will present a program entitled “Forever Moore,” in which the four-time Grammy Award nominee will reach into the Great American Songbook for some early influences, pass through her hit-making 70’s (she was a “Best New Artist” Grammy nominee in 1971) and then open it up with a treasure trove of seminal R&B touchstones, culminating with her current hit “Love Is.”

She will also pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Aretha Franklin, the sophisticated ladies whose profound influences on her art and career she both acknowledges and celebrates. She will be accompanied by a band led by her musical director Levi Barcourt.

The Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle Hotel – 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue.

Melba Moore: “Forever Moore” plays Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:45 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. T

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