Dan Furman    Jazz Piano, Composer

News:  (updated 8/24/19)


A new series:  Tavern Musicals, to be hosted by Franklin 820 in the fall and spring!  

Our first show will be a return engagement of "Impossible But True" during the month of October, followed by "Ybor City" in early 2020.   Both shows will receive 6-8 performances.

   The idea of Brooklyn Tavern Theater is to make original musical theater available and accessible to the local community.  Through this, we also hope to establish new theatrical venues where actors can perform and where writers and composers can premiere their work.    For over a year now, we have been doing shows on and off at Franklin 820, a neighborhood bar in Crown Heights, and the next step is to make this project financially sustainable.

How can you help?  We need sponsors.  We want to keep ticket prices affordable and keep the bar open to the local community.  We think we can bring in around $500 per show, we need to raise an equal amount from outside.  This is immersive theater in an intimate, friendly environment, and it is our goal to keep it low-cost:  a non-exclusive event that one can walk into off the street and decide to stay.  I believe there are those—businesses, community institutions, individuals--who would like to get behind a project like this.



Sign in the Six O'Clock Sky finished its run at Theater for the New City on March 31st.  It was a great experience working with the talented director Shela Xoregos, writer Arnold Schulman and the whole crew responsible for the show.  The songs are up on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dan-furman/sets/sign-in-the-six-oclock-sky-1


"Impossible But True" Podcast Recording is completed!  We are mixing and adding effects!

     Stay tuned!--soon....you will be able to listen to the whole show in an online podcast, with interviews by the writer (me!) and actors who have participated (some for 10 years or more) in its development.


Upcoming Gigs:     


       --Friday, August 16, with Scot Albertson, 7-10 at Parnell's

                    350 E 53rd St, @ 1st Ave.  No Cover Charge.

     --Sunday, August 18, with Martin McQuade, 4-7pm at South Brooklyn Foundry

                    6909 3rd Ave, @ Bay Ridge Ave, Brooklyn.  "New American" restaurant and bar in Bay Ridge.  No Cover Charge.

      --Friday, August 23, Dan Furman Duo @ Cleopatra's Needle, 8pm-12

                    2485 Broadway (@ 92nd St, near 1,2,3 Station)  No cover charge.

       --Friday, September 20, with Scot Albertson, 7-10 at Parnell's

                    350 E 53rd St, @ 1st Ave.  No Cover Charge.

      --Sunday, September 22, Jazz Vespers, 5pm-5:45 at Church of Heavenly Rest

                    1085 5th Avenue, New York, NY (@90th St, across from Central Park)  No charge, informal dress.


     --"IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE" at Franklin 820 (820 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn)

                   Monday, Oct 7, 7pm          Tickets will be availabe for sale next month for these shows.

               Tuesday, Oct 8, 7pm

               Monday, Oct 14, 7pm

               Monday, Oct 21, 7pm

               Tuesday, Oct 22, 7pm

               Monday, Oct 29, 7pm


      --Saturday, October 12, 3pm with Arturo Padilla, "Angel" @ Don't Tell Mama

                  343 W 46th St, Manhattan.  $20 (+ 2 drink minimum)

      --Saturday, October 12, 8pm-11, with Carol Sue Gershman, Parnell's

                    350 E 53rd St, @ 1st Ave.  No Cover Charge.     

      --Thursday, October 24, Dan Furman Duo @ Cleopatra's Needle, 7pm-11

                    2485 Broadway (@ 92nd St, near 1,2,3 Station)  No cover charge.

      --Sunday, October 27, Jazz Vespers, 5pm-5:45 at Church of Heavenly Rest

                    1085 5th Avenue, New York, NY (@90th St, across from Central Park)  No charge, informal dress.

      --Saturdays, November 2 and 16, 7pm with Arturo Padilla, "Angel" @ Don't Tell Mama

                  343 W 46th St, Manhattan.  $20 (+ 2 drink minimum)



Dan Furman Duo/Trio will be appearing this year at  Cleopatra's Needle:

      Fri Jan 11 8-12     (Trio)

     Sat June 29 8-12     (Trio)

     Fri August 23 8-12   (Duo)

     Thurs, Oct 24, 7-11  (Duo)

     Sat, Dec 7, 8-12      (Trio)

     Fri, Jan 17, 8-12      (Duo) [2020]


Stop by if you're free--this has been my main jazz piano gig for the last 10 years or so.  We experiment with new arrangements of standards and play some of my originals.  Singers often stop by to join us for a song or two.



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