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June 26, 2024: Invited To Join The Recording Academy!

I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s Recording Academy New Member Class and join countless creators and professionals who serve, celebrate, and advocate for music year-round.

As a member, I’ll have the power to make a difference for my peers, the greater music community, and my own journey.

Celia Berk Recording Academy

October 24, 2024: Cabaret Convention at Jazz At Lincoln Center

I am honored to participate in the final evening of the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 35th Annual New York Cabaret Convention.
Hosted by KT Sullivan, Thursday, October 24 at 6pm at Jazz At Lincoln Center.

May 12, 2024: A DREAM AND A SONG: The Musical Stories of Elizabeth Sullivan

I’m heading to the Laurie Beechman Theatre for a special Mother’s Day reprise of this celebration of the astonishing creativity and heart of Elizabeth Sullivan. And she will be our special guest!

Shaped by a life on the Oklahoma prairie — and deeply informed by her spirituality — Elizabeth writes about family, love and loss, and the creative impulse. Her music has been performed in iconic venues including Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Recital Halls, the National Arts Club and The Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room.

Tickets here.

I’m again joined by guitarist Sean Driscoll, violinist Seoyeon Im, and pianist/Music Director Jon Weber. Jeff Harnar directs.

December 8, 2023: A DREAM AND A SONG: The Musical Stories of Elizabeth Sullivan

On Friday, December 8 at 7pm, I’m thrilled to present A DREAM AND A SONG: The Musical Stories of Elizabeth Sullivan. Shaped by a life on the Oklahoma prairie — and deeply informed by her spirituality — Elizabeth writes about family, love and loss, and the creative impulse. Her music has been performed in iconic venues including Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Recital Halls, the National Arts Club and The Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room.

I’ll be joined by guitarist Sean Driscoll, violinist Seoyeon Im, and pianist/Music Director Jon Weber. Directed by Jeff Harnar.

It’s part of this year’s Winter Rhythms series at Urban Stages.

Tickets here.

Celia Berk and Elizabeth Sullivan

October 11, 2023: HOLIDAY SPIRIT: 3 Songs Of Joy, Wonder & Hope

I’ve just released my first Holiday EP!

The three songs were recorded and originally released during the pandemic. Heading into the holiday season, I realized they each represent different facets of what we are meant to be experiencing at this time of year.

More here

Now available:

Podcast Interview: Hidden Talents Revealed — Discovering Musical Passion

Thank you Dr. Jaime G. Raygoza of Raygoza Consulting for inviting me to join his “Finding the Unicorn in You” Podcast. I really enjoyed talking about bringing all the different parts of my professional life together, and what I learned along the way.

On YouTube here
On Spotify and all the major podcast platforms here

Podcast Interview: Hidden Talents Revealed — Discovering Musical Passion

Jazz At Lincoln Center on October 17, 2023

I’m thrilled to be invited to participate in the opening night of the 34th Annual Mabel Mercer Foundation New York Cabaret Convention.

It’s an evening of the music of Kurt Weill at Jazz At Lincoln Center on Tuesday, October 17 at 6pm.

 

Celia Berk

Podcast Interview About NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING

What a pleasure chatting with Sara Matin for her podcast Matin Talks. She calls it “A Show where we process the process by interviewing creatives on their creation”.

We talked about my 54 Below debut celebrating my album NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING.

More about the album here.

Matin Talks

April 18, 2023: A Special Live Performance Of My New Album

I’m thrilled to celebrate the release of NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING by reuniting with the album musicians for a special live performance at 54 Below.

Tickets here. Code Celia5 for $5 off the cover charge.

More about the album here.

Celia Berk live at 54 Below

BroadwayWorld Awards Voting Begins

Voting is now open for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards. I’m nominated in three categories:

  • Best Recording, Independent
  • Best Show
  • Best Vocalist

If you’d like to join in, the ballot is here:
VOTE NOW

2022 Cabaret Awards

December 4, 2022: A Special American Songbook Association Event

I’m honored to be included in this special event honoring Frank Dain’s 20 years at Cabaret Scenes.

Frank Dain's 20 Years at Cabaret Scenes

Jazz At Lincoln Center on October 28, 2022
I am honored to be part of the final evening of this year’s Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention, hosted by KT Sullivan.
Friday, October 28 at 6pm at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Cabaret Convention

September 1: My Third Album Has Just Been Released!

NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING revives the classic format of the Nat King Cole trio with music director/pianist Tedd Firth, bassists David Finck and Jay Leonhart, guitarist Matt Munisteri, and percussionist Rex Benincasa on several tracks.

Liner Notes by author/journalist Will Friedwald, Song Notes and credits are here: https://celiaberk.com/now-that-i-have-everything/

Now available at Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music (Amazon physical CD).

Celia Berk Now That I Have Everything

August 15, 2022: A Special National Arts Club Performance

I’m returning to the National Arts Club on Tuesday afternoon, September 20 at 2pm.

Joining me are musicians from my new album NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING — arranger/pianist Tedd Firth, percussionist Rex Benincasa, bassist Jay Leonhart and guitarist Matt Munisteri — to perform the songs live. The program is hosted by author/journalist Will Friedwald, who wrote the album liner notes.

It’s open to the public, free of charge, and requires a reservation here.

Celia Berk by Helane Blumfield

June 17, 2022: On My Way To You… in October

So happy to bring my new cabaret show back one more time in October.

It explores the courage and daring of iconic performers from Al Jolson to Maria Callas to Barbara Cook and the deep impression they left on me.

With Tedd Firth as Music Director – and Mark Nadler as Director – the songs will be as unexpected as the stories of the people who sang them, from Tin Pan Alley to Pop and everything in between.

Tickets here

Celia Berk On My Way To You (October)

February 23, 2022: On My Way To You (again)

My new show is returning for three dates in April!

It explores the courage and daring of iconic performers from Al Jolson to Maria Callas to Barbara Cook and the deep impression they left on me.

With Tedd Firth as Music Director – and Mark Nadler as Director – the songs will be as unexpected as the stories of the people who sang them, from Tin Pan Alley to Pop and everything in between.

Tickets for April 10 here.

Tickets for April 21 here.

Tickets for April 27 here.

Celia Berk On My Way To You (again)

January 28, 2022: April Showers
I’ve released a recording of April Showers, to mark the debut of my new show ON MY WAY TO YOU: Improbable Stories That Inspired An Unlikely Path.

In the show, it’s the first song along that path. And it’s a sneak peek of my collaboration with Music Director Tedd Firth and Director Mark Nadler.

It’s streaming on all platforms. Song notes and credits here.

April Showers by Celia Berk

January 11, 2022: On My Way To You

I am so excited to share the first date of my new show.

The evening explores the courage and daring of iconic performers from Al Jolson to Maria Callas to Barbara Cook and the deep impression they left on me.

With Tedd Firth as Music Director — and Mark Nadler as Director — the songs will be as unexpected as the stories of the people who sang them, from Tin Pan Alley to Pop and everything in between.

Tickets and more information here.

Celia Berk On My Way To You

November 22, 2021: Still, Still, Still

My second holiday recording has been released on all the major music platforms. A traditional Austrian carol and lullaby dating back to 1865, it features cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf.

Learn more.

Still, Still, Still by Celia Berk

June 15, 2021: Back In The Recording Studio

I began recording my third album and was fortunate to surround myself with the best collaborators.  Thank you music director/pianist/co-producer Tedd Firth, guitarist Matt Munisteri, percussionist Rex Benincasa, bassist Jay Leonhart and engineer/co-producer Scott Lehrer.

Photos by Helane Blumfield Photographer at Big Orange Sheep in Brooklyn, NY.

May 8, 2021: A Special Celebration

Honored to join this special Mabel Mercer Foundation celebration of the incomparable Miss Peggy Lee.  It streams free for two weeks beginning on the final evening of her centennial year.

A Centennial Celebration of Miss Peggy Lee

March 19, 2021: Returning to Live Performing Labor Day Weekend

Excited to finally perform for an in-person audience again!

I’m part of the Music At The Mansion: Porch Performances series at the beautiful Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center in Bloomfield, NJ.

I’ll be appearing Saturday evening, September 4.

Click here for In-person tickets.

Click here for Streaming tickets. 

Music At The Mansion: Porch Performances

February 11, 2021: Coachella Valley Repertory LIVE concert

My first live Zoom program during the pandemic takes place February 11 at 10pm ET/7pm PT from the Mabel Mercer Foundation in NYC.

The Roost Lounge Presents: Celia Berk
November 30, 2020: Holiday Bells Medley

My first holiday recording has been released on all the major music platforms. I’m thrilled to be joined by musicians CJ Camerieri, Steve Kenyon and Jon Weber.

Learn more.

CELIA BERK Holiday Bells Medley art work

September 15, 2020: A Simple Prayer

I’ve released my first single and it’s a bit unusual for me. It’s a musical orison for troubled times by Michael Silversher.

Available now on all major streaming platforms: Learn more.

Celia Berk A Simple Prayer

November 21, 2019: BroadwayWorld Awards

Pianist Sean Gough and I are delighted to be nominated in the Best Duo category in the 2019 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards.

2019 Cabaret Awards