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'Jazz in the City' for AIHS

Charles Hale.

By Irish Echo Staff

On next Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, Charles R. Hale will bring his "Jazz in the City: The New York Connection" to one of the city’s most beautiful beaux arts buildings, the American Irish Historical Society, at 991 Fifth Ave.

“Joining us for our show will be vocalist Niamh Hyland, who will be performing a few songs that we haven't done before, and we'll be adding some new stories as well,” Hale said of the event, which begins at 7:30. ”We're really excited about having this very talented – and Irish-born – singer join us.”

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Hale and Hyland, who is from County Leitrim, together founded Artists Without Walls, which holds monthly showcases with talented musicians, singers, dancers and writers at the Cell Theatre and elsewhere.

Along the way, Hale struck up a friendship and forged a creative partnership with pianist David Raleigh, who with his trio performs classics from the American Songbook in “Jazz in the City.” The former, an Irish-American born and raised in New York City, narrates the show with the stories behind the music and interweaves those with personal memories and family history.

For ticket and additional information, go here.

Niamh Hyland pictured with her mother Margaret

after a recent performance at the Cell Theatre.