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Showtime: 1:00AM
Doors Open at 12:00AM

$25.00 Call Club for Tickets 212-475-8592

The creator of Family Guy and American Dad - now a Grammy nominee for his new album Music is Better Than Words!

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Seth MacFarlane & His Septet
Seth MacFarlane, vocals
Joel McNeely, alto saxophone & flute/arranger
Greg Gisbert, trumpet
Ryan Keberle, trombone
Yotam Silberstein, guitar
Alan Broadbent, piano
David Finck, bass
John Riley, drums

Seth MacFarlane, the Emmy-winning creator of Family Guy and American Dad, can now add a new accolade to his list of accomplishments: a Grammy nomination. With his debut album Music is Better Than Words (2011), MacFarlane brings his talents to the Great American Songbook, creating a disc that recently garnered a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Born in Kent, Connecticut, MacFarlane attended the Rhode Island School of Design. After graduating, he got a job working for Hanna-Barbera Productions (now Cartoon Network Studios) when a professor sent his thesis film, Life of Larry (a precursor to Family Guy) to Hanna-Barbera. In 1996 MacFarlane created Larry and Steve, the follow-up to his thesis film. It caught the attention of the executives at Fox, who originally offered him a deal to create featurettes to run between sketches on Mad TV. The deal fell apart, but Fox, not wanting to lose MacFarlane, gave him $50,000 to produce a partial pilot for a comedy series. He hand-drew the 15-minute presentation of Family Guy over the course of six months.

Fox Network picked up Family Guy, and it premiered after the Super Bowl on January 31, 1999. The show was moved, cancelled, and picked up on numerous occasions, but in 2002, Fox Network cancelled the show for good at the end of its third season. However, the exceptional sales of the Family Guy DVDs - combined with the high ratings of the show’s reruns on Cartoon Network - soon convinced Fox to put it back into production for a fourth season in 2004. A 12-time Emmy Award nominee and three-time winner, Family Guy continues running today, along with American Dad, created by MacFarlane with Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman and premiered on Fox in 2005.

Tonight's performance at the Blue Note will feature MacFarlane singing cuts from his album and other jazz standards, accompanied by a dynamite big band conducted by acclaimed composer and conductor Joel McNeely.


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