Alexa Ray Joel will perform at Cafe Carlyle April 1-12. The lounge is located inside New York City’s Carlyle Hotel which is on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The venue has hosted musical icons such as Judy Collins, Sutton Foster, Bobby Short, and Elaine Stritch. Currently, hollywood filmmaker Woody Allen and the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band are playing Monday nights, from now until June 16. This is a great honor, and should be a boost for the young Joel’s career. Prices will range from $50-100.
Alexa Ray Joel couldn’t contain her excitement and posted the following invitation on Instagram:
“Guys & Dolls… Please join me for a wondrously-whimsical & intrinsically-intimate performance- showcase at ‘Café Carlyle’ in The Big Apple on April 1st 12th, Call OR visit their website to get your ticket today!!!”
This isn’t Joel’s first professional work as a musician. In 2006 Ray had a self-released album six-song EP “Sketches”. It contained a cover of Neil Young’s “Don’t Let It Bring You Down.” She has also released a single entitled “Notice Me.” In 2011, she landed a residency at the Oak Room at New York’s Plaza Hotel. In fact recently, as part of a Gap advertisement, Joel performs her own rendition of her father’s famous song “Just the Way You Are.” Joel has characterized her musical style more soulful, and bluesy than her fathers. After a listen, it’s easy to hear that Billy Joel is more pop rock than his daughter.
At 64-years-old Billy Joel, Alexa Ray Joel’s father, is a six-time Grammy winner. He is doing a residency of his own in New York City. He’s playing once-a-month, open-ended shows in Madison Square Garden. Billy Joel’s shows are sold out through November, and tickets to the December 18 show aren’t expected to last long. He’s played 47 shows at the Garden since 1978, and set a record when he sold out 12 consecutive shows back in 2006.