Michael Feinstein Brings SWINGIN' BACK HOME to Feinstein's at the Nikko, Now thru 9/15
Considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards, the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated Michael Feinstein will bring his new show, Swingin' Back Home, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for four performances only - tonight, September 11 and September 13, 14 and 15, 2013.
Paying tribute to the great singers who reinvented the popular song, Feinstein will perform some of the most beloved classics - including "Without a Song," "Just One Of Those Things," and "Lady is a Tramp" - in a swing style.
Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of local, regional and national entertainers in an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. Performance times for Michael Feinstein are as follows: September 11 and 13 at 8 p.m.; September 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets range in price from $30-$65 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
Feinstein's 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More than simply a performer, Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America's popular songbook and preserving its legacy for the next generation. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country. He serves on the Library of Congress' National Recording Preservation Board, an organization dedicated to ensuring the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America's sound recording heritage. Through his live performances, recordings, film and television appearances, and his songwriting (in collaboration with Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Lindy Robbins and Bob Merrill), Feinstein is an all-star force in American music.
Feinstein earned his fifth Grammy Award nomination in 2009 for "The Sinatra Project," his Concord Records CD celebrating the music of "Ol' Blue Eyes." "The Sinatra Project, Volume II: The Good Life" was released in 2011. His Emmy-nominated TV special, "Michael Feinstein - The Sinatra Legacy," which was taped live at the Palladium in Carmel, Ind., is currently airing across the country. His PBS series "Michael Feinstein's American Songbook" was the recipient of the ASCAP Deems-Taylor Television Broadcast Award. The first three seasons are now available on DVD. For his nationally syndicated public radio program "Song Travels," Feinstein interviews and performs alongside music luminaries such as Bette Midler, Neil Sedaka, Liza Minnelli, Moby, Rickie Lee Jones, David Hyde Pierce and more.
Feinstein's book, "The Gershwins and Me" - combined with a new CD of Gershwin standards performed with Cyrus Chestnut at the piano - was published by Simon & Schuster in October 2012. In 2009 Feinstein released the CDs "The Power of Two" - collaborating with "Glee" and "30 Rock" star Cheyenne Jackson. In 2011, Feinstein released "Cheek To Cheek" - recorded with Broadway legend Barbara Cook - and "We Dreamed These Days," featuring the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. Feinstein co-wrote the title song with Dr. Maya Angelou.