It is a wonderful thing to sing at a great club, and Birdland is definitely a great club. The sound was terrific, the lights also fine, the piano is a Bosendorfer. The staff is friendly and respectful, and the audience was wonderful last Monday night. Really, all I had to do was sing.
Back to that piano - it has extra keys at the bass end. We had no call to use those keys, but I think having extra bass strings changes the overall sound of the instrument. It was dark and rich like...hmm, like a really good Bordeaux, or like dark chocolate (two things I don't indulge in when I am performing, so it was extra sweet to have that piano).
I am already looking forward to returning.