Upcoming Dates

"Dexter's performance is an emotionally charged, soul-stirring thing to behold."

n      JAZZIZ Magazine



Change of opening date to Nov. 26-27!



New Show!

The Real World

Metropolitan Room

34 West 22 Street  (212) 206-0440

Nov. 26, 27 at 7:30pm

December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 at 7:30pm





New Live CD:   Baby Jane Dexter       "if"    Live at the Metropolitan Room

available at www.babyjanedexter.com  ...  Release date:  April 2009


Live CD:   Baby Jane Dexter  "You're Following Me", Live at the Metropolitan

Room...  available at  www.babyjanedexter.com and  www.cdbaby.com





"... Dexter's brand of entertainment is arguably the most compellingly, refreshingly honest there is." Jazz Times, June 2008


“Smart and regal…good-humored authority…emphatic phrasing…

and she gets better each year!”

Stephen Holden, The New York Times, December 14, 2005


 "The phrase "keeping it real" and all it suggests certainly applies to Baby Jane Dexter, a longtime cabaret performer whose booming pop contralto is one of the more formidable voices on the New York nightclub stage." Stephen Holden



Special Return Engagement

“All About Love”

Ms. Dexter says, "I'm very excited about this new show. Putting it all together musically with Ross Patterson from the start has been rewarding. Everyone's journey in life in unique and I have always been open to taking chances and exploring new waters as my odyssey continues. Working with respected 2005 Emmy Award winning producer Elissa Patterson helped me open new doors and horizons. In this ever-changing world, this collaboration has also led me to new visions on timely and age old questions - with a twist. "

The program will include compelling selections by songwriters as diverse as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Leslie Bricusse, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Harry Nilsson, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Branlett and Kander & Ebb. Ross Patterson is Musical Director/Arranger. Boots Maleson is on bass. The show was conceived and directed by Elissa Patterson.


For further information on Baby Jane Dexter,

 contact: Donald Schaffer (212) 946 1265



Recent Baby Jane Sightings


 Baby Jane and Bette Midler backstage after Bette’s show, NYC

Baby Jane and Quincy Jones, TEDMED Conference 2004

Baby Jane and Herbie Hancock - The Skirball Cultural Center in LA on Feb 1, 2006


Baby Jane, Celeste Holm, Karen Akers shopping at Nadya's







February 23, 2009: "Get Your Cabaret Act Together" – Round Table. Columbia University - New York!

February 6, 2009:  World Financial Center - New York!

February 2, 2009: Private Party on Gramercy Park South

Nov. 20 to Dec. 19, 2009:    All About Love The Metropolitan Room - New York!

November 2008, April 2009: If...  (What might have been...what could have been...what is!) - The Metropolitan Room - New York!

October 2007:  You're Following Me  - Davenport's - Chicago!

April 2007:  You're Following Me  - Metropolitan Room - New York!

February 8 – 28 , 2007 - You're Following Me Metropolitan Room - New York!

May 26 - June 17, 2006: Time Travel  - The Colony Hotel - Palm Beach!

May 18, 2006 at The Dome at The Manor "Bread & Gravy"   - New Jersey!

April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2006  - Helen's Cabaret - New York!

March 19, 2006 -  Time Travel  at Chow's - New Haven!

March 30 - April 7, 2006  -"Making Every Moment Count" in Vision Quest - Pennsylvania!

November 9 - 12 (Wed thru Sat) - "Bread & Gravy - The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach!

February 8 - 18, 2006  Time Travel  at The Gardinia - Los Angeles!

December 2 thru 30 - Time Travel  - Helen's Cabaret - New York!

January 31 - February 2, 2006  - The Skirball Cultural Center - Los Angeles!

January 6 thru 29 - Time Travel" - Helen's Cabaret - New York!

October 19, , 2006 Rose Hall (Jazz at Lincoln Center) - Lincoln Center!

February 2005:  The Hoboken Cabaret Festival. New Jersey!

January 15, 2005:   Baby Jane in Concert.  - PEPE'S (North of the Border)- Barrow, Alaska!  

November 2004: Bread and Gravy.  New York!

December 3, 2003: That’s Kentertainment! – TV Channels 34 and/or 107
October 12 – 15, 2003: TED Conference (Technology Entertainment Design). Charleston, SC!
August 14, 2003: Central Park SummerStage - New York!

March through December 2003: The Duplex with Another Spring - New York!

June 27, 2003: Sellersville Theatre - Pennsylvania!

June 12, 2003: The Manor  - New Jersey!
March 2, 2003:  Salute to Cobi Narita's 77th Birthday benefiting The Universal Jazz Coalition - New York!

December, 2002: Timeless Divas series at The Triad - New York!

November 21, 2002 - With Arms Wide OpenBoston Museum of Fine Arts -  Boston!

Summer of 2002: Alaska!

December 11 - 29, 2001 and February 13 - 16, 2002: Arci's Place - New York!

October 18, 2001: The Hamptons International Film Festival Screening and the East Coast premiere of the documentary film, SHOWBIZ IS MY LIFE: Tales of Life in the Cabaret. -- East Hampton!

October 3 - 6, 2001:  Davenport's --  Chicago!

June 18 - 29, 2001:   Vision Quest -- New Jersey!
   "I want each girl to express her dreams, wishes, and desires in a comfortable way.  To express herself in a place of safety without having to worry about being judged or being ridiculed.
   "My class or workshop is about learning from all that you are and have experienced, and turning it into wisdom.  It is then about letting the wisdom gained from your experience become your power.  I use music, video, art, and dialogue as tools of empowerment."


April 4 - 7, 2001: Libby's - Atlanta!

January 23 - 28, 2001, and January 30, 2001:  Cinegrill and ASCAP/Disney -- Los Angeles!

Sept. 15 - 16: Metropolis -- Survival of the Fittest - Pennsylvania!
June 26: The Blue Note -- New York!
Baby Jane joins jazz greats Abbey Lincoln, Carrie Smith, Etta Jones, Gloria Lynne to honor Dakota Staton

Baby Jane in San Francisco!

  June 7: West Coast Cabaret Convention
 June 8: Plush Room in her widely acclaimed new show, "Everything Must Change"
 June 9 at 10 PM: Larkspur Cafe Theatre in "Survival of the Fittest"

April 21, 2001 and March 25, 2000 at 8pm: New Jersey Shakespeare Festival Gala Benefit -- New Jersey!

Feb. 18 - 2 shows: Survival of the Fittest -- Blues Alley - Washington DC!

December 8 - 23: Everything Must Change -- Starting Here! Starting now! - FireBird Cafe -- New York!

November 17 at 8pm: New Jersey Shakespeare Festival Gala Benefit -- New Jersey!
“Exception to the Rule,” -to benefit the education programs of the Festival including its Shakespeare LIVE! Touring Program, Summer Professional Training Program and Shakespeare Experience.

 November 11 at 8pm: club concert at Joe's Pub -- New York!
June 17: Le Dome The Manor - -- New Jersey!
May 24 at 10:30pm: "The Best of Baby Jane" – Eighty Eights - -- New York!
May 4 - 15: Baby Jane Dexter - "The Real Thing" -- Toulouse Cognac Bar  - Chicago!
March 28: Surprise Musical Guest at luncheon for Carol Parkham, Superintendent of Schools in Arundel, Maryland!

March 27: Baby Jane sang "Stars Spangled Banner" at Maryland State Gymnastic Championships

February 17 - 20, 1999: TED Conference (Technology Entertainment Design). - Monterey, California!
December 6, 1998: "Swingin', Singin' Christmas - Avery Fisher Hall, NYC Lincoln Center! -- "
September 18, 1998: Baby Jane Dexter's Evening of Jazz, Blues and Standards -- SRO! The Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall!

Baby Jane Dexter is a regular at Blues and Jazz Festivals around the country, including --
-Baltimore Blues and Jazz Festival
-Time-Warner American Music Fest - sharing the bill with Patti LaBelle and Grover Washington, Jr.
Baby Jane Dexter regularly entertains before homeless and battered women's groups, presenting her music.


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