February 2018

05 Mon
9:00 pm
Myriam Phiro’s Swing Band @ the Back Room New York, United States More Info
102 Norfolk St, New York, New York 10002

Tonight featuring wonderful French American vocalist Myriam Phiro – and celebrating her birthday – in addition to Svetlana and her Delancey Five – also featuring birthday boy Rob Garcia (drums)! In otjer words, its a party!!!

We welcome you to this “most deliberate recreation of an actual speakeasy” (Wall Street Journal) where “erudite, purist torchy jazz chanteuse Svetlana and her subtle, compelling, eclectically torchy speakeasy jazz combo Delancey 5” (Lucid Culture/NYMusicDaily) perform every Monday since May 2012 “”making hot jazz sound cool!” (Blue Monk Moods)!!!

7:30pm – Doors
9p-1230a – Svetlana & The Delancey Five – featuring Myriam Phiro from 10pm on.
Swing / big band tunes in band breaks


10 Sat
9:00 pm
Myriam Phiro’s quintet headlines “Meet me in Paris: a clandestine cabaret” New York, United States More Info
Gemini & Scorpio Loft Douglass St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

A clandestine French cabaret with sensuous live music, sultry burlesque and variety acts, followed by late-night dancing and lounging in our softly-lit loft, absinthe and other special libations at the bar, and kissing on the sprawling roof. Our house band will be playing three full sets to swoon, sway and dance to, with deliciously naughty performances in between. It’s also our annual Birthday celebration: we turn 16 this year!

– Three sets of vintage danceable French gems by Myriam Phiro & the Cavaliers of Swing
– Risqué burlesque by Dandy Dillinger and Countess Eden
– Can-can and more by our delightful new dance troupe (so new it doesn’t have a name yet!) featuring Mademoiselle Estelle, CeCe BrownSugah & Karen Ng
– Hosted by dashing & dangerous magician Eric Walton
– Nouvelle chanson to electro-swing mix by DJ Poodlecannon (Marc Nasdor)
– Love & compatibility tarot readings by Marcy Currier

Dress code (as usual, required): Cabaret through the ages (turn-of-century Belle Époque La Goulue cabaret, 1920s Josephine Baker cabaret, 1930s Marlene Dietrich cabaret, 1940s Edith Piaf cabaret, 1950s Jacques Brel cabaret, 60s and beyond cabaret lounge, anachronistic punk cabaret); “Cabaret” the movie; vintage or modern high style; dressy & classy.

Press: “A Pigalle-style playground with can can dancers, cabaret acts and vintage gypsy jazz” – TimeOut NY. “If there’s one team of party planners we trust with throwing a stunning clandestine French cabaret, it’s Gemini & Scorpio.” – Flavorpill.