Palm Beach County’s beloved master showman Rob Russell will present his first two “live, live, live” concerts since “dying twice on the operating table” last December in the Cardiac ICU at JFK Medical Center.
Russell’s career has taken him from front man at the distinguished Governor’s Club at Phillips Point, to almost two decades as producer and emcee of the world famous Royal Room Cabaret at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, and to his recent years as a singer, recording artist, and—after graduating top in his class at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting—Dick Robinson’s fill-in tune-spinner on Legends Radio 100.3 FM. Russell will share his musical talents and show biz anecdotes with audiences at two post-surgery performances:
Wednesday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.
Accompanied on piano by Kim Forman, who studied with jazz legend Marian McPartland, Russell will kick off the return to his weekly engagements, offering songs, stories, and a lot laughs at the cozy indoor-outdoor Italian restaurant. 612 US-1 in Lake Park, FL 33403. For reservations, please call (561) 842-7272.
Palm Beach International Jazz Festival 2021
Saturday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at the Rinker Playhouse
Russell will open the third annual Palm Beach International Jazz Festival. At this joint celebration of UNESCO’s International Jazz Day and a grand celebration of “the Great American Genre of Jazz,” Russell will perform songs from his first album, Hello Again, as well as share celebrity stories and tributes. For tickets, call the Kravis Center Box Office at (561) 832-7469 Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit the official website.