It’s SHOWjaZZ & More - Brooks Park in Harwich - July 24th

Part of the TD Bank Summer Concert Series Hosted by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
(Courtesy of the artists)

Award winning Broadway and national tour performer D’Jamin Bartlett joins Emmy Award winning composer and arranger Mark Bornfield for a night of music that begins with some of the most powerful music ever created for The Great White Way, but that’s just the beginning. Monday night July 24th starting at 6 p.m., Brooks Park will be filled with Cats, and Phantoms, and Kit Kat Girls, and maybe even a Witch or two, as the audience begins an American music journey that may begin in New York, New York, but clearly spreads across the entire country, throughout the Great American Songbook, with just a touch of “Pop!”

“D” – and yes, D’Jamin (DuhJAYmin) is her real first name – not a stage name, grew up in a family immersed among the “Who’s Who” of Broadway greats, and she remains deeply linked to this world center of stage performance. In fact she was asked to perform for the great director, producer, and family friend Hal Prince at Broadway’s tribute, The Hal Prince Lifetime Achievement Award production at the Eugene O’Neil Theater in NYC, in 2010.

Ms. Bartlett won Theater World, Drama Desk, and Show Business Award honors for her show stopping number “The Miller’s Son” by Stephen Sondheim from “A Little Night Music.”  Other Broadway and national tours include “Lend Me a Tenor, “Pippin, and “Godspell.”  Harold Prince, Jerry Zaks, Bob Fosse, and Martin Charnin have directed her.  She was leading lady to Elliot Gould, Burt Convey and Gene Berry, and has co-starred with Lanie Kazan, and Eddie Bracken.  She has appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Other television credits include “Eva” in “One Life to Live” and many commercials.

Mark is an Emmy Award Winning composer of Boston Television theme music, pianist, studio recording vocalist and trumpet player. He holds a degree in musical composition from Union College and graduate studies at SUNY, Albany. He is a member of ASCAP and AFTRA and has accompanied Vikki Carr, Robert Morse, Whitney Houston and Jamie Foxx.  He was a featured cabaret artist and solo pianist at Boston’s Copley Plaza Oak Room, and aboard the Seabourn Pride   His wide versatility is a perfect complement to D’Jamin Bartlett.

Together, they’ve been called a chic, sophisticated and powerful duo, performing in south Florida at major country clubs, restaurants and nightclubs. In season, Mark currently performs at Turnberry Isle Resort, Surf Club, Indian Creek Country Club, Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, Boca West and Polo Club.  The duo were house entertainers in Las Vegas at The Stirling Club and Lake Las Vegas Resort for years before returning to South Florida, to make their home. In the summer, the duo live in Centerville, on the Cape, and Mark performs at Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, and has been featured at The New Seabury Country Club. 

They sing in several languages and have been flown to Paris, Guatemala, Peru and Costa Rica to perform.  They have their own concert show “Dat’s Entertainment featuring highlights from the most popular musicals including Phantom, Les Miz, Fiddler, West Side Story, Cats and Evita which they can perform separately or include during a quiet moment of an evening of dinner and dancing.   Their orchestra, “A Touch of Class” features state of the art technology to recreate a full orchestra sound necessary for contemporary dancing.

Monday night’s performance will be a blend of all of their talents and technology, accompanied by their good friend, drummer, and back-up vocalist, Michael Gross


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