Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2016’


The supreme entertainer Leanne Borghesi regales her friends at Martuni’s on December 28 to celebrate her 43rd birthday.  I have been reviewing this amazingly talented woman for at least six years and she is a first class entertainer of such legendary divas of Francis Fay and Ethel Merman with a little of Carol Burnett thrown in for good measure.  She can belt out a tune with the best of the renowned singers. Her elucidations are distinctive and never fall to keep you interested in what she does with all the songs.


Leanne called her show was called  “43’s the Bee Knees” and it was a birthday celebration  of her life before a packed crowd at the famous bar.  She entertained her many fans with 120 minutes of Broadway and songs from the Songbook.  Leanne  told stories of her life and she also gave out memorabilia to members of the audience   Leanne started out by the upbeat “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter and segue into “Cheek to cheek” by Irving Berlin.  Sterling Cozza, her pianist joined her in a delightful rendition of “Baby its cold outside”


The artist was mellifluous in her rendition of “Let It Snow” “Sleigh ride” and “Sway”.  She lithely sang “Old Devil Moon” and “Come Rain Come Shine”

Leanne was joined by guest star Mike Finn with guitar where he sang an original song “Flashing Light” . She continued by pitch perfectly sings “What’s Up”, “Dinner at Eight” and “Minnie the moocher”. She was sensually executed “Old Black Magic” and in her ending song she sang the National Anthem of the city “I Left My Heart in San Francisco Sterling Cozza on piano and Roberta Drake on drums ably assisted her and Sharon Boggs did the terrific sound.


Bottom Line:  She rocked .


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