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“Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland series has brought back singer/songwriter Patrick DeGennaro for a gig on Jan. 19. DeGennaro, who has had two sold-out shows at the venue, won a lot of fans — and a MAC Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist — with his debut show The Bacharach Songbook, and his own work has been nominated for 2008 MAC Song of the Year. The Bronx-born, Long Island-raised DeGennaro is proud to be compared to fellow Islander, Billy Joel, but that is only the beginning of the stylistic trail he hopes to blaze. Question: Are you excited to return to Birdland? Patrick DeGennaro: I am. I love that venue. And, this is my third time there, so it has really been nice. It's a beautiful room that is very comfortable for my audience as opposed to some of the rock clubs that might not be as classy or sophisticated as Birdland. Q: What is your approach to cabaret? DeGennaro: I've always felt that the rooms allow for anything you want to do. There's the typical — and I don't”

“Bistro-winner and MAC nominee for Outstanding Pop/R&B Vocalist, Patrick DeGennaro recently performed a series of shows at Eighty Eight’s that proved to be his finest to date, He is a first-rate pop vocalist who’s paid his dues, moved way up the ladder, and seems ready for bigger venues. DeGennaro eschews the usual cabaret fare of show tunes, cutesy ditties, and slit-your-wrist ballads.”

“Familiar to audiences in New York City and on Fire Island, cabaret's versatile Patrick DeGennaro, consummate singer, songwriter, pianist, teacher and vocal coach, brought a varied show to Birdland on January 19, the eve of Barack Obama's inauguration, assisted by backup singers Ula Hedwig and Lisa Burns, and guitarist Alec Berlin, bass (guitar) player Randy Landau, drummer Brent Stranathan and, on keyboard, Jorgen Kjar, with special guest Annie Golden ("Assassins," "The Full Monte," and film "Hair"). Our man of the hour, Patrick proved once again that he's not only sexy, he can sing, too.”

“ It's been years since award winning singer/songwriter Patrick DeGennaro has released a CD but "Unbroken" was worth the wait. Filled with soaring vocals and intricate melodies "Unbroken" is a collection of original songs that illustrate how DeGennaro is at the top of his considerable game.”