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The RRazz Room Hosts A 'Season of Giving'

The RRazz Room Hosts A 'Season of Giving'

Beginning Thursday, December 1 through Friday, December 30, The RRazz Room will celebrate its first annual "Season of Giving," a benefit to raise funds for San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits making a difference in our communities. 100% of the proceeds will be donated. Patrons will be asked at the end of each performance to donate whatever they can, in the spirit of love. This year's "Season of Giving" benefits the Bay Area nonprofit organization BREAD & ROSES. Founded in 1974 by singer-songwriter Mimi Fariña (sister of Joan Baez), BREAD & ROSES brings hope and healing through live music to isolated individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Every day, they bring the healing power of live music to children undergoing chemotherapy, teens battling substance abuse, families in homeless shelters, seniors nearing the end of life transition, and others living apart from friends and family while facing challenging times. During the past year, with the help of 1,500 volunteers, they uplifted 28,000 individuals being cared for in 120 Bay Area facilities by presenting more than 600 live performances. Visit the BREAD & ROSES website for more information: http://breadandroses.org/

JUST ADDED:
VERONICA KLAUS & HER TRIO
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Sat, 12/31, 7:30pm $45
***Sat, 12/31, 10:30pm $65
***Includes champagne toast at midnight, party favors and countdown to 2012.
Join Veronica Klaus and her trio as she brings in the New Year with her signature mix of jazz and cabaret, sly humor and sophistication, romance and experience! Veronica is so excited to be sharing a celebration of the New Year and a new beginning with her stellar musicians, The RRazz Room and you, presenting two shows inaugurating a new performance space at the intimate R2!
Jazz and Cabaret Singer

ISE LYFE
Hosted by Nikki Thomas of 102.9FM KBLX and the Nikki Thomas Network
Fri-Sat, 1/20-21, 10pm
$20 ($30 Ltd VIP ~ 30 seats)
One of the greatest young performers in the nation, HBO Def poet and Hip-Hop artist Ise Lyfe performing a musical and spoken word tribute to DR. Martin Luther King Jr. More...
Poet, Hip-Hop and Spoken Word artist

THIS WEEK:
Sixth Annual Christmas in San Francisco with RUSS LORENSON and Friends
with Special Guests: Tim Hockenberry, Carly Ozard and More!
Kelly Park (Musical Director/Piano)
Tony Malfatti (Sax/Clarinet/Flute)
Daniel Fabricant (Bass)
Kent Bryson (Drums)
Mon, 12/12, 8pm
$30
Skip the Christmas caroling this year and spend a cozy winter's evening with Russ Lorenson and his special guests: Tim Hockenberry, Carly Ozard and more, as they celebrate six years of jazzy Christmases, San Francisco style! With songs by such great composers and lyricists as Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, and Frank Loesser, there's something for everyone in this swinging evening of jingle jazz. 
Crooner, Jazz, Traditional Pop, Swing, LGBT

Franc D'Ambrosio
Christmas In New York
Tue-Sat, 12/13-17, 8pm
Sun, 12/18, 7pm
$30-40
Franc D'Ambrosio is a multifaceted vocalist, best known for his role as the "Phantom" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera." Franc's resume also includes an Academy Award nominated film ("The Godfather III"), three Emmy award nominated television shows, two Grammy considerations (Best Male Vocalist 1999 for "Panis Angelicus" & Traditional Pop Vocal Album 2005 for "Franc D'Ambrosio's Broadway") and a National Theatre Award nomination for his stage work (Barry Manilow's "Copacabana")
Musical Theatre, Broadway, Singer/Actor, LGBT

CONNIE CHAMPAGNE as Judy Garland
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Sun, 12/18, 4pm
Mon, 12/19, 8pm
$32.50
What's Christmas without Judy Garland? Come & celebrate this season the Garland-way, with an evening of holiday songs, special guests and Santa Claus!--in the spirit of Judy's 1963 television special.
Cabaret, Broadway, Musical Theatre Singer, Tribute Show, LGBT

NEXT WEEK:
Sharon McNight
Twisted Xmas; A Druid's View Of The Holidays
Tue-Wed, 12/20-21, 8pm
$30
This show is gonna "sleigh" you. It's an irreverent look at the traditions of the season. Over the past decades, during the holidays, while Debby Boone touted a "White Christmas" and Bruce Vilanch roasted his chestnuts over an open fire, Sharon McNight offered an alternative choice from the expected songs. She has stockpiled myriad and outrageous, wacky musical commentaries on the 12 days of everything from Santa, Jesus, Teddy Bears, Elves, Snow, and of course ... Bette Davis.
Cabaret, Broadway, Musical Theatre Singer, LGBT

KIM NALLEY with TAMMY HALL & Special Guests
A Gospel Christmas
Thu-Fri, 12/22-23, 8pm
$35
This yearly Christmas tradition features acclaimed vocalist Kim Nalley performing all your favorite holiday songs accompanied by the swelling soulful Hammond B-3 Organ played by the incomparable Tammy Hall with Josh Workman (guitar), Jeff Chambers (electric bass) and Kent Bryson (drums). Expect several special guest and a few sing-a-longs in at this rollicking joyous concert.
Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Folk, Gospel Singer, LGBT


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