Mimi Cohen is reinterpreting cabaret for the new millennium.
An earthy downtown diva, Ms. Cohen is a soulful, stylized singer and performer. Her artistry is borne of a Manhattan sensibility. She is warm and urban, street smart and maternal. Women view her as a soul-sister; men relate to her as a fun-loving former girlfriend.
Having served as one half of the avant-pop duo, Gene and Mimi, Ms. Cohen is re-emerging as a solo artist whose hallmark is her wry, witty repartee with the audience, her jazzy artistry and reinterpretation of classic pieces, especially the work of Laura Nyro, and her ability to share her quirky insights on a variety of relevant issues.
Her sets feature an eclectic range of songs, from jazz to standards to
Sondheim to rock, to original works by up-and-coming songwriters and beyond. Steering clear of both melodrama and camp in her performances, Ms. Cohen is a chanteuse for the post-feminist generation.
Her act is inimitable, skating along the edge of convention and preconceived notions.
Mimi Cohen presents neo-cabaret.
Ms. Cohen studied with the famed Margaret Whiting as well as Chris Calloway, Cabís talented daughter. She has appeared at numerous cabaret clubs throughout Manhattan, including Donít Tell Mama, The Duplex and Eighty-Eightís. She has also participated in such landmark group performances such as The Sisters of the Sixties tribute to girl groups and female artists, which took place at Town Hall in the late 90ís. The show was hosted by Darlene Love and featured such legends as Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Beverly Lee of the Shirelles, and Vicki Sue Robinson.
To learn more about Mimi Cohen, the newest, freshest and most unforgettable presence on Manhattanís cabaret scene, or to get a schedule of upcoming performances, please contact Shira Dicker at (212) 663-4643.
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