Nicole Kafka | Deliciously Twisted

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Deliciously Twisted

by Nicole Kafka

Live from The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Stunningly sung and interpreted by a rising singer (and surgeon) - an eclectic collection from classic tunes to Jazz and Rock. Songs of humor and heart with the patter that had her audiences laughing out loud.
Genre: Easy Listening: Cabaret
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1. Kind of Woman
2:55 album only
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2. Welcome and feminism (talk)
0:44 album only
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3. I'm a Woman
2:37 album only
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4. How I keep busy (talk)
1:00 album only
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5. I'd Rather Sing a Song
2:35 album only
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6. High school to college (talk)
1:00 album only
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7. Fight Fiercely, Harvard
1:29 album only
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8. Becoming a surgeon and the return to singing (talk)
1:05 album only
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9. Don't Tell Mama
4:29 album only
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10. Extracurricular activities (talk)
0:31 album only
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11. Twisted
2:58 album only
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12. Crazy
2:42 album only
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13. Love (talk)
0:18 album only
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14. I'm a Stranger Here Myself
3:55 album only
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15. Listen to My Heart
5:13 album only
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16. Nothing I Wouldn't Do
3:06 album only
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17. La Vie En Rose
3:51 album only
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18. The end of love (talk)
1:01 album only
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19. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
2:17 album only
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20. Out of Love
5:49 album only
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21. Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (with intro)
3:05 album only
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22. One Touch of Venus
2:59 album only
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23. Thank yous - and the future (talk)
1:42 album only
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24. I Hope You Dance
3:34 album only
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25. Goodbyes (talk)
0:20 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This live recording of Nicole Kafka's debut cabaret show is also her first CD, after many year of performance. Nicole's cabaret show, "Deliciously Twisted" uses standards and not-so-standards, interspersed with patter, to explore her life so far as student, doctor, singer , and woman. Her writing and song choice merge seamlessly with her performance. She is accompanied by paino, guitar, bass and violin.

"she's clearly having fun — and so is her audience" - Fern Siegel - Stage Door Theater Reviews - The Huffington Post

"Ms. Kafka is an exciting performer who shows by her actions that she loves the art of cabaret." - Stu Hamstra - Cabaret Hotline Online Newsletter

Nicole Kafka is a talented Renaissance woman. A surgeon by day, she has sung in venues as disparate as New Jersey bars, Nyack clubs, Harvard University and Carnegie Hall. She has sung in choruses, bands, and as a solo artist and is a member of the Magic Circle Opera Repertory Ensemble.

Originally trained as a classical singer, her current repertory extends from opera to pop and country, including cabaret, show tunes and jazz. Her big voice, full clear tones and musicianship are matched only by her beauty, charm and wit. She is a member of MAC (the Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs) - and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Her first cabaret show was carefully designed to showcase many, many aspects of this exciting performer. It is by turns funny, touching, and heartwarming. After years caring for others, she says, "this one's all about me".
Her website is www.nicolekafka.com

Music director and pianist, David Shenton, has established an enviable reputation as a pianist, violinist, composer, and arranger. He is recognized internationally as an expert musical director and accompanist. As a pianist, David works regularly with renowned singers and has released a solo CD of his own compositions. He can be heard in all his roles on other CDs on several labels. As a violinist, he has performed frequently as a soloist, with leading orchestras. He is the composer of five musicals, a film score, and more than 100 other original compositions. His arrangements have been sought out by numerous performers, studies, movie studios. and Broadway, West End and European shows..

Guitarist, vocalist Pat Jones is a versatile instrumentalist, singer, composer and actor with influences ranging from folk to rock and roll, jazz and classical music. He has several solo and band CDs available for purchase. He has been performing worldwide and recording since the 1970s. He is currently he enrolled at Hunter College, working toward a bachelor’s degree in science. His website is www.patjones.tv.

Bass player, Mark Wade has appeared on the Today Show and with the Key West Symphony Orchestra. For two years, he performed weekly at Birdland. He is currently Principal Bassist with the 92nd Street YMCA Orchestra, a position he has held for 4 years. He can currently be seen leading his own group at Cornelia Street Cafe.

Sarah Charness is a versatile violinist, at home in the worlds of classical, contemporary, and popular music. Her performances have taken her from Lincoln Center to the Today Show. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.



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Nana Greller

Nicole Kafka Rocks!!!!
From Harvard to Cornell, from surgeon to the stage, from single to married to divorced, Nicole covers it all in her lively, entertaining, and delightful cabaret act heard on this CD. A must for anyone who loves this form of music.
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