JC Hopkins Biggish Band featuring Justin Vivian Bond and Kiki Valentine

Music

Cabaret & Standards

Various venues

Sun Feb 10 2013

  • $$
Justin Vivian Bond and the JC Hopkins Biggish Band

Justin Vivian Bond and the JC Hopkins Biggish Band Photograph: Courtesy JC Hopkins

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Paul Ferris

This was such a fantastic show. I am planning on making the New Years Eve Eve show a tradition. Kiki Valentine was a hilarious and gracious host who navigated us through an evening of big band jazz, tap dancers, baton twirlers, vocalists and burlesque dancers. All of whom combined to make this a great evening. If you have a chance to see one of these shows don't hesitate. Great music, great dance, sexy ladies and lots of laughs!!!

Peggy

I attended their previous evening at the newly-reopened Slipper Room in December, and it was incredible! JC Hopkins band and singers had such diverse talent - young and old players combined, all with personality and chops. To see Justin V Bond with this group in such an intimate setting, commandeered by Kiki Valentine (whose pace and mind are akin to Lenny Bruce), is a rarity; all I can say is expect a lot of smart surprises. I wish this was a more regular happening; there's nothing like this in NYC right now. The space is enchanting and once inside (the doors were confusing, enter on Stanton Street), when things started up, I definitely felt like I was tucked away in an underground theater in Berlin, or even another era NYC. Plus the drink prices are NORMAL, so I don't have to pregame and ride the subway drunk at 7pm on a Sunday.