BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the return of Golden Globe-winning singer and songwriter Amanda McBroom – along with her musical director and writing partner Michele Brourman – in the new evening of music “Such Good Friends” on Monday, September 18 at 7:00 PM. This concert will feature songs by Amanda’s favorite female songwriters, including Susan Werner, Ann Hampton Callaway, Julie Gold, Dorothy Fields, Marilyn Bergman, and Michele Brourman. The show will celebrate the musical riches from the hearts and minds of some of the great women in the world of song. There is a $35 music charge. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York.

Amanda McBroom was called “the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match” by The New York Times. She first came to the attention of music lovers when Bette Midler’s version of Amanda’s song “The Rose” hit number one all over the world in 1979. In addition to Midler, her songs have been recorded by a wide variety of artists including Amy Poehler and Jack Black, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, LeAnn Rimes, Harry Belafonte, Betty Buckley, The Manhattan Transfer, Donny Osmond, Kurt Cobain, Nana Mouskouri, Conway Twitty, the Chipmunks, and the Baby Dinosaurs in Land Before Time (she wrote all the songs for 16 Universal videos with longtime collaborator Michele Brourman).

Amanda’s performance of “The Rose” on the Golden Globes (she won!) convinced audiences worldwide that the best interpretations of McBroom songs are by McBroom herself. She has been applauded in concert halls around the world from Carnegie Hall to Angel Place Recital Hall in Sydney, Australia. Her love of musical theater – she starred in the New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and European productions of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, on Broadway in Seesaw, and in productions of Sweeney ToddA Little Night Music, and Mame – compelled her to create a musical based on her songs. Heartbeats made its debut in Los Angeles, and has enjoyed regional theater productions around the country. Amanda’s latest musical, A Woman of Will, made its Off-Broadway debut in 2005.

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Amanda McBroom and Michele Brourman in “Such Good Friends” on Monday, September 18 at 7:00 PM. There is a $35 music charge and a $20 food and beverage minimum. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) in Manhattan. For reservations, please call (212) 581-3080 or visit