Each week, The Andes Hotel will be home to a rotating line-up of world class performers, hand chosen by the incomparable Julian Fleisher. Join us at Uncle Andes Trophy Room each Saturday for a night of incredible performances. The next performer is Julian himself with the Lance Horne Trio.
The show will be hosted outside, in the courtyard, free to all.
Julian Fleisher is a genuine multi-hyphenate, a polymath, the kind of restless creative spirit that people used to call a Renaissance Man. I think that term went out with EST and HR Puffenstuff, he offers. So, Im not certain its the word I would use, but But if the shoe fits.
Singer-songwriter-bandleader-producer-actor-former-writer, though? Isnt that a bit much? Yes, he replies. So I usually just go with whatevers on the front burner at the moment. The trouble is I have the curiosity of stubborn alley cat and I get bored pretty fast. Im rarely content just to enjoy something. Enjoying a thing means I have to try that thing. And trying it means banging away until Ive done it and done it well enough that its not embarrassing. Which, he admits, can take years. Ive got time, though, he muses. And, New York is nothing if not lousy with new things to try. Fleisher came to New York from his native Baltimore via New Haven, where he was an undergraduate at Yale along with the likes of Paul Giamatti, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Norton. They got famous. The son of world-renowned concert pianist Leon Fleisher, Julian was first heard as a boy soprano, a student of the classical repertoire at his hometowns prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music. After his four-year stint at Yalewhere he sang in concerts, with á cappella singing group Redhot & Blue and on stage in roles ranging from The Threepenny Operas Mack the Knife to Guys and Dolls Sky MastersonJulian took on New York.
There, his love of singing unencumbered by the demands of playing a role led him out of the theater and into the nightclub. where his wide embrace of all corners of the pop songbook, his barn-burning Rather Big Band and a fresh and irreverent performance style garnered him rave reviews and comparisons to predecessors as diverse as Sammy Davis, Jr., Mel Torme and Lenny Bruce. Along the way, he continued to intersect with other creative types as a producer, curator, and bringer-together of makers-of-things. For the record, he also wrote a whole bunch of books, including the Smart Series of grammar- and vocabulary-building audio books from Random House and The Princeton Review as well as The Drag Queens of New York: All Illustrated Field Guide (Riverhead), a semi-trade discourse on the cultural history of drag in NYC.
His regular gigs at such stalwart New York venues as Joes Pub, Lincoln Center, BAM, Symphony Space, The 92nd St Y and The World Trade Centers Winter Garden led him naturally to start writing his own songs and to collaborating with a host of partners both on and off the stage. Between his concerts, the recording studio, the theater and his popular podcasts The Naked American Songbook and Julian Fleishers Guilty Pleasures, Julian has recently sung, written, gigged, produced or appeared with, among others, Molly Ringwald, Martha Plimpton, Issac Mizrahi, Jennifer Holiday, Lauren Graham, Ana Gasteyer, Nellie McKay, Rufus Wainwright, Mo Rocca, Bridget Everett, Paul Schaefer, Keith Carradine, Joshua Malina, David Rakoff and even Sally Field.
Performances typically begin at 8pm. Please join us for dinner, drinks and a show.
The balance of the cabaret nights are hosted in the back courtyard of The Andes Hotel. The entertainment for the balance of the season will be free. We encourage everyone to arrive before 7:30pm and enjoy dinner and drinks. The performances will be begin at 8pm unless noted.
Please note that all performances are subject to change.