Josephine Sanges, 2017 Whiting Award winner, MAC award and Broadway World nominee for Female Vocalist, and 2015 Metro Star runner-up entered the world of cabaret in 2014. Since then she’s been a featured artist at several Mabel Mercer Foundation events, performing at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and Lincoln Center. "When a vocalist comes along with a strikingly rich and radiant voice with real 'chops' PLUS can do the connecting with the listener and personalizing the material, that’s when you have…well, someone like Josephine Sanges.”
(Rob Lester - Nitelife Exchange)
Based on her recent show celebrating the music of Ann Hampton Callaway, her newly released album entitled Finding Beauty (available on CD Baby and Amazon) has been described by Callaway as, “beautifully sung with fresh arrangements of so many signature songs of my life.”
Stay tuned for her new show, Sittin’ On a Rainbow, a tribute to Harold Arlen, opening at the Laurie Beechman Theater on February 1st and running throughout the early part of 2018.
John M. Cook has composed music for That Jones Boy!, a musical based on Henry Fielding’s novel TOM JONES; music and lyrics for The Canterville Ghost, and Infants of the Spring, based on Wallace Thurman’s novel of the same name, as well as numerous concert works. Active as a soloist and arranger, he has music directed and appeared with Josephine Sanges at Lincoln Center (2016) and Town Hall (2015) for the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention.
In February 2017, he appeared with Andrea Axelrod in her one-woman show, The Lads Who Will Never Be Old, at Butler University. Most recently, he has music directed Hanson Award winner Ira lee Collings in Life is a Song, So Why Not Sing It?
John M. Cook