Lani Misalucha makes Town Hall concert debut on Nov 22

Her musical genre ranges from ballads to pop rock and jazz

Her musical genre ranges from ballads to pop rock and jazz

Las Vegas headliner Lani Misalucha and Toms River, N.J. tenor Jared Martin will get to share a stage via a Town Hall concert on November 22.

“Lani Misalucha Live In Concert” will feature the two musical artists who first met at a Carnegie Hall event but never got to sing together until now. Jared will be Lani’s special guest performer.

“Lani’s talent completely blew me away! But I didn’t have an opportunity to sing a duet with her,” Jared recalled. “I’m most looking forward to getting to sing a duet with her during this upcoming concert. I just can’t wait to learn from working with a professional like Lani and taking in every experience working with her, from rehearsals to the concert itself. I want to soak up as much of it as I can.”

Lani Misalucha’s music genre comes in many different types and styles ranging from ballad to pop rock, and, even jazz. In March 2008, she became the first concert artist of Asian descent to headline a main showroom concert at Jubilee Theatre at the Bally’s Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, performing with Hawaii’s Society of Seven. She was voted Best Singer (Staff Pick) in the “27th Annual Best of Las Vegas” poll by the Las Vegas Review Journal. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman declared December 4 “Lani Misalucha Day” to give due recognition to her extraordinary talent, following San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown Jr. who had declared August 17 “Lani Misalucha Day.” In October 2011, Lani started hosting “In Vegas with Lani,” a travel and lifestyle TV show.

Having recently completed a master’s degree in music education from the University of Arts in Philadelphia, Jared, 23, has been wasting no time in further sharpening his musical skills by joining different singing competitions and exploring the uncharted territories of R&B music.

Toms River tenor Jared Martin

Toms River tenor Jared Martin

He recently won the title Grand Winner: Freehold Idol 2015, the eight edition of the annual singing contest held in Freehold, New Jersey, which is near his hometown of Toms River.

“I’m also beginning to branch out and dabble more in R&B music. I’ve been working closely with my mentor Brenda K Starr over the last few months on refining my sound as an R&B artist. I wouldn’t say I’m ready to perform R&B music quite yet, but it’s something I’m actively working on so that everyone can hear it soon,” said Jared. “I’ve also begun going into the recording studio recently to record music, and that has been a new and challenging experience for me.”

A regular in various community theater productions since he was a kid, Jared’s current followers are more accustomed to him singing Josh Groban, OPM ballads, and songs from popular musicals, especially “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera.”

“It’s one of my dreams to play the role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s classic musical, so being able to sing that song allows me to really appreciate his music and feel the power of the musical itself,” he said.

Part of the proceeds from the show will benefit ABS-CBN’s Bantay Bata Foundation, which supports child abuse victims in the Philippines, and the Filipino-American Community Development Center of Ocean County Inc.(FCDC), a nonprofit that helps preserve Philippine culture and heritage.

“When I took my first trip to the Philippines in 2013, I experienced firsthand the young children who were not even old enough to take care of themselves begging for food on the streets. That particular experience deeply affected me, because you don’t realize how blessed so many children in America are compared to what many children in the Philippines experience every day. Since Bantay Bata is a wonderful organization that donates to these needy children in the Philippines, I’m proud to continue working with them to help support these children,” said Jared.

To buy tickets ($48-$138), call 732-929-3909, 201-388-1927, 646-644-1412, 845-520-1908, 914-309-9564, or 347-738-3025; visit; visit the Town Hall box office at 123 W. 43rd St., New York, N.Y.

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