Jazz Queen: Lady Gaga Makes An Appearance At Brian Newman’s Boston Shows

Lost Hit: Lady Gaga's 'Gypsy'
Lady Gaga missed out on a surefire hit with her anthemic 'Artpop' cut 'Gypsy.'

Lady Gaga stopped in Boston for two dates of her Joanne World Tour this weekend, but she treated jazz fans to a surprise double feature while in the city. After performing at Fenway Park on September 1 and 2, Mother Monster dropped by the House of Blues to perform alongside her good friend Brian Newman. They share roots in New York City’s club scene, and the jazz singer/trumpeter welcomed his old pal on stage to perform a handful of classic standards including “Little Coquette,” “Call Me Irresponsible,” “What a Difference a Day Makes,” “Just A Gigolo” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”

Gaga’s appearance was a far cry from the pageantry of her own stage shows, but she performed with absolute confidence in the most intimate setting. Dressed in flowing gowns and wearing a different wig on each night, she danced around the band and engaged in some banter while serving fierce vocals. She may have left behind jazz to return to her pop roots on Joanne, but the genre remains a comfortable place for her to inhabit. As she proved with last year’s Dive Bar Tour, Mother Monster remains one of pop’s most versatile acts. Whether she’s filling arenas or jamming on smaller stages, she is always capable of delivering.

Fans who missed out on the shows in Boston may be in luck. Newman and the “Perfect Illusion” siren will both be stopping in Philadelphia for shows on September 10 and 11. Perhaps Gaga will make another appearance after wrapping up her own sets at Wells Fargo Center? Check out some footage of the pair’s performances below.

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