54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Hannah Reimann in Hannah Reimann Sings Joni Mitchell's Blue on Thursday, March 30 at 7pm. Back by popular demand! Celebrating the iconic Joni Mitchell's upcoming 80th birthday later this year and her stunning album Blue, Hannah Reimann (vocals, piano, and dulcimer) and Michele Temple (Pere Ubu, Wicked) first played this renowned album in its entirety in 2012 with their colleagues at The Bitter End, where Mitchell played in the 1960s. Since that time, they have performed over 40 songs from Mitchell’s catalogue from seven albums and continue to add more songs to their repertoire with each performance. What sets their show apart from other Joni Mitchell cover acts is its dedication to playing an authentic concert in the same keys and arrangements as the original studio and live recordings, as well as seeking out great jazz, pop, and Broadway collaborators in New York City who are willing to do the same with them. For the March 30th performance, Blue will be bookended by hits from Mitchell’s other albums including “Both Sides Now,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Help Me,” and more. This is one concert no Broadway or folk/pop music lover should miss!
The performance features Reimann (lead vocals, piano & mountain dulcimer) and Temple (guitars), as well as Micah Burgess (School of Rock, Petula Clark) on electric guitar, Scott Chasolen (The Machine Pink Floyd show at BB King’s on Broadway, US tours, Beginnings Chicago tribute, US tours) on keyboards, and Mike Viseglia (Kinky Boots, Suzanne Vega) on bass. The band will also include Mark McClean (drums), Audrey Martells (backing vocals), Rebecca Haviland (backing vocals), and special guest Keith Paine (vocals).
Reimann grew up as a classically-trained musician, but she was also forming rock bands with her teenage friends. "I first discovered Joni Mitchell's music when I was thirteen," says Reimann. "I collected her records and, like many of the women of my generation, memorized the lyrics of those amazing albums: Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon, For the Roses, Court and Spark, Miles of Aisles, and, of course, the classic, Blue. I identified with the longing and courageous honesty in Joni's music and lyrics. In 2011, I sang selections of Mitchell's work on St. Barths while on a three-week engagement there. At that time, my father was growing increasingly ill with a fatal disease. Going through my own blue period, I decided to study and perform the entire album Blue at The Bitter End. It was a powerful and healing experience. Joni Mitchell's music and career continue to inspire and motivate me and I'm blessed to have the opportunity to share the gift of her music as part of a celebration of her long and fruitful life."
This performance is part of Live From 54 Below, a new series featuring streams of live performances direct from Broadway’s Living Room! Designed to make more shows accessible to fans from across the globe and to recreate the live experience, all shows will be presented exclusively at the time of performance with an in-house audience and will not be available on demand afterwards. The livestream for this performance will be available for $25.
HANNAH REIMANN BOTH SIDES NOW Music of Joni Mitchell Sizzle Reel 2023 from Hannah Reimann on Vimeo.
Hannah Reimann in Hannah Reimann Sings Joni Mitchell's Blue plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Thursday, March 30 at 7pm. There is a $45-$55 cover charge ($50.50-$62 with fees) and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00pm are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
Hannah Reimann Sings Joni Mitchell's Blue
Reimann and All-Star Band Perform Michell's Classic Album in Its Entirety
as Well as Hits from Mitchell's Early Career
at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club
Michele Temple on Guitar
with Special Guests
Micah Burgess (Guitar), Scott Chasolen (Keyboards), Mike Viseglia (Bass)
Tickets Starts at $45