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GBYBR - A Celebration

Celebrating the 40th year anniversary of the release of
the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album (mom, what's an album?).
Well for those of us who remember albums, know that GBYBR is one of the most popular of all time.

Alma Mendoza presents a great cast and band to bring back the memories and to make brand new ones singing some of the best songs Elton and Bernie ever recorded.

Don't miss this!

Heather Currie, Jonny Mercado, John Miller, Richard Neal Miller, Cassie Slater and Alma Mendoza with Paul Bivans on drums, Andon Davis on guitar, Michael Krayniak on bass and Dan Stetzel on piano.

Two Saturdays only, October 5 & 19 at:
Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Show starts promptly at 8:00 pm
$15 cover and two drink minimum

Reservations requested:
773-278-1830 or at

Happy, happy!  Citysearch has named my Friday night karaoke show at Davenport's the best in the city!!!
Sonic Lizard Karaoke
with Alma Mendoza
Ranked #1 by Citysearch - 
Best Chicago Karaoke 2009!
And if you didn't already know I host karaoke, read on for the details!
Don't forget to...

Get Your Sing On With Alma!

In between my live shows, you can also catch me hosting
the Karaoke Showcase
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT 10:30 to 1:30
in the gorgeous CABARET ROOM at 
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.  /  773-278-1830

For all the details & a peek at the Songbook, visit

Old News...
(For a more complete list of my current & recently past gigs, look under Shows.)

Friday, January 25, 2013:

August 23, 2012:
8 PM on Thursday, August 23
at Davenport's Piano Bar
1383 N Milwaukee Ave

RESERVATIONS are a must!
Phone 773-278-1830 or click on:
$15 cover, 2 drink minimum


The Chicago Cabaret Professionals 13th Gala
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Location: Park West, 322 West Armitage, Chicago
You'll be able to find my performance on Youtube soon afterwards!

The 22nd Annual Chicago Humanities Festival
Academy Award Winning Best Song Concert
Date: Monday, November 7, 2011
Time: 6:00pm - 10:30pm (I'll be on near the end!)
Location: Heller Auditorium at the Francis W. Parker School
2233 N. Clark Street, Chicago

My Phoebe Snow show will be available on dvd while supplies last - e-mail me if interested!

One night only
Starring Duncan Moore, Alma Mendoza,
Tony Bittner & Shannon Strodel
with Beckie Menzie musical director

8 PM on Thursday, September 29
at Davenport's Piano Bar
1383 N Milwaukee Ave
773 278 1830
Reservations are a must!  Phone or click on:
$15 cover, 2 drink minimum

This show ran last March, but we're bringing it back for one more night.  We've tweeked the songs and the arrangements, added new voices, and this time we are delighted to have Susan Werner attending in person!

from October 2010:

from May 2010:
I'm celebrating my 50th this year by putting on a show.
3 shows in truth! (But see above:) Yeah yeah yeah!

Paying tribute to a true genius Mr. Stevie Wonder! So many great songs to pick from, it was a tough call. Lots of my friends wanted in but it's only an hour show. Still got great songs picked and amazing friends joining in.

May 6 is my actual birth date and the next 2 Thursdays will make it a 3 Thursday night run. That way we get to celebrate as much as possible! That's the only way to do it.

The only present I need is your presence at this show!

Long ago and far away, in the town of boys, there was a bar called Gentry, and we sang there.  Hours and hours on Sundays, for years and years, and it was good.  Now it's a brand new show but it's still us, Dan and I performing for your pleasure!
EVERY THURSDAY in SEPTEMBER at Davenport's Piano Bar.

Please join us! Of course if you are a singer we'd love to have you sit in too!
I can't wait! Alma Mendoza and Dan Stetzel at Dav's on Thursdays!
Together again! Every Thursday Night in SEPTEMBER!
Alma Mendoza & Dan Stetzel
performing at Davenport's Piano Bar
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.
No cover!! Just an adult beverage or two!
No reservations necessary!

Thanks for joining us when I hosted...

"Girls Like Us"
Our show from last November will be back, this time for a 4-week run, re-titled, expanded, enhanced, and enthralling!
Marianne Murphy Orland, Alma Mendoza & Natalie Myre in Girls Like Us; the Stories and Songs of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell. "Three women whose courageous, defiant talent defined a generation"**

Carole, Carly and Joni; three Natural Women whose Tapestry of confessional, Earth-Moving songs blazed a trail for all female singer/songwriters to come. Nobody Did it Better, so take a Big Yellow Taxi to Davenport's every Sunday in April.

Make your reservation before It's Too Late! (You'll probably think these songs are about you!)

**Carole Radizwill, NY Times review of Sheila Weller's best-seller Girls Like Us; Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon-and the Journey of a Generation

7:00 pm sharp @ Davenport's Piano Bar
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave / Chicago / 773-278-1830

$15 cover / 2 drink min. / PLEASE call & make a reservation!
Monday, January 19, 2009 - 8:00pm

- Imagine - a concert for a new America
featuring Amy Armstrong, Freddy Allen, Daryl Nitz and their guests Alma Mendoza, Heather Moran, Cheryl Szucsits, MeKole Wells and Melissa Young. A concert of hope, promise, and change in America inspired by the lives of Martin Luther King and President elect Barack Obama.

January 9th, 2009:
Alma Mendoza, vocals / George Howe, piano
8:00 pm sharp @ Davenport's Piano Bar
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave / Chicago / 773-278-1830
$10 cover/2 drink minimum
Reservations strongly recommended

December 2008:
"Chicago Holiday:
Celebrating the Season"

December 15th

7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season with Chicago Cabaret Professionals
as the group performs fun, festive and classic tunes.
Featuring: Elizabeth Doyle, Alma Mendoza, John Eskola, Rob Dorn,
Tim Hairston, Carol Weston, KT McCammond, Carolyn Wehner, Sami Scot
Joshua Stephen Kartes, musical director
Rob Dorn, director

At the Drury Lane Theatre At Water Tower Place
175 E. Chestnut Street - Chicago
Tickets are $25.00, available at the Drury Lane Box Office: 312-642-2000 or Ticketmaster.com
Discounted parking from $10 in the Water Tower Place garage with validation

Monday - November 10, 2008
Please join me & my friends Marianne & Amy for..
"A Triple Celebration!"

Alma Mendoza, Amy Cole,
& Marianne Murphy Orland
do the songs of:
Carly Simon  & Carole King
with Brian Felder on piano
8:00 pm sharp @ Davenport's Piano Bar
1383 N. Milwaukee Ave / Chicago / 773-278-1830
$15 cover/2 drink minimum
Reservations strongly recommended

September 2008:

June 2007
John Lennon said, "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."  And that's kinda exactly what happened to the piano shows with my friend and wonderful accompanist Dan Stetzel.  Since we did those shows regularly I've changed my daylight job, Dan has moved his famous open mic night to a new venue, my daughter has graduated from Stanford, I staged a big month-long rock/gospel show, and now I host karaoke Friday nights in the back room at Davenport's!

Now for one more good thing - Wednesday night June 20th ( 2007) come see Alma Mendoza & Dan Stetzel perform for 4 hours in the Chaise Lounge at Davenport's Piano Bar!  It's our first-ever show in the front room piano bar, and we'd love to see all our friends there!  There's no cover charge in the Chaise Lounge, no reservations needed, just 4 solid hours of me and Dan doing our favorites, your favorites, new favorites, and of course your requests as well.  What a way to start the SUMMER!

Remember, it's your chance to turn the tables and sing to me every Friday night, 10:30pm to 1:30am, when I host karaoke in the rear Cabaret Room at Davenport's!  "Showcase style" karaoke in a beautiful listening room -- it's your stage for two songs at a time!  And there's no cover charge for karaoke in the Cabaret Room!

February 2007
Shalt Rock! 

For more details, visit www.ThouShaltRock.com

Friday, October 20, 2006

My new site is up!