Remembering Lois Kahan in words and music

featuring Lynne Charnay, Simon Jones, Roger Schore, Gregory Singer, and Nancy Winston

Jan 18, 2023
5:30 PM | Bar opens
6:30 PM | Program
7:30 PM | Dinner
Skylight gallery
Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Program is FREE to attend
Eventbrite RSVP required
$50 + tax (no tip) for prix fixe dinner; includes wine
Reservations for dinner required; card payments only
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You will have the option of RSVP-ing for the event alone, or for both the talk and dinner. Dinner must be pre-paid via Eventbrite.
For any questions, please email Brittney at
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About the Event

A true Coffee House member, Lois Kahan always delighted us with her fantastic sense of humor and stories from her decades of world travel. Her Scrabble lessons and love for grammar never failed to educate and entertain. She will be missed but not forgotten at the long table.

Whether or not you had the pleasure of knowing her, Salmagundi Club and Coffee House members are invited to join in remembering and celebrating Lois with words and music from Lynne Charnay, Simon Jones, Roger Schore, Gregory Singer, and Nancy Winston.

If you plan to stay for dinner, and would like to have the prix-fixe, you may pre-pay when RSVP-ing via Eventbrite to guarantee your prix-fixe meal reservation or order from the prix-fixe when you come in. Otherwise, you are welcome to order from the a la carte menu (wine is not included when ordering a la carte). Thank you!

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About the Performers


Born in New York City to parents who were fluent in Russian, Lynne Charnay has been delighting Broadway and Cabaret audiences for close to seven decades. She appeared on Broadway in five productions, including “Julia, Jake and Uncle Joe” in 1961, “A Family Affair” in 1962, “The Sunday Man” in 1964, “The Inspector General” in 1978, and with Jerry Herman in 1979’s “The Grand Tour”—and has appeared in more off Broadway and regional theater productions than can be listed here. Lynne currently appears annually at “Don’t Tell Mama” on her April 1st birthday.


Simon Jones is the Honorary President of The Coffee House Club and a professional actor. His latest film was as King George V in “Downton Abbey,” his latest Broadway appearance (his 13th) was in “Trouble in Mind” at The Roundabout as an Irish stage doorman, and he can currently be seen as Bannister the butler in “The Gilded Age” on HBO Max. You can read more about him, here.


Roger Schore, educator and lyricist, has written lyrics for composers from Bill Evans to Billy Stayhorn, and his music has been widely recorded by artists such as Ronny Whyte, Eric Comstock, Gabrielle Stravelli, Daryl Sherman and Nancy Marano.


Gregory Singer is a violinist, a  composer, and the founder/ conductor of the Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra. He is also an author and artist, having published his first children’s book “Spaceman’s Adventures on the Planet Earth.” The book and his drawings may be purchased on and his artwork on


Nancy Winston has been playing in NYC’s hotels since the late 60’s. She’s appeared at such vintage venues as Harry’s Bar at the Palace Hotel, the Oak and Edwardian Rooms at the Plaza Hotel,  the Gotham Hotel (now the Peninsula) and the Cafè de la Paix at the St. Moritz Hotel (now the Ritz Carlton). For twenty years she held the weekend chair at the Cafè Pierre.

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