Ring in the New Year with Michael Feinstein at the Nikko Tonight

Join two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated Michael Feinstein as he rings in the New Year with two special performances tonight, December 31 at 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. at Feinstein's at the Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco). Considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards, Michael will perform a range of classics from the Great American songbook.

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. Tickets range in price from $100 - $150 for the 7:30 p.m. performance and $150 - $395 for the 11 p.m. performance and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.

All guests during the 7:30 p.m. performance will receive a complimentary champagne toast and party favors as Michael celebrates the New Year with the Times Square revelers in New York City. There is a $35 food and beverage minimum per person during the 7:30 p.m. performance which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko by Executive Chef Philippe Striffeler, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.

All guests during the 11 p.m. performance will receive a complimentary champagne toast and party favors at the stroke of midnight. There is a $45 food and beverage minimum per person during the 11 p.m. performance which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko by Executive Chef Philippe Striffeler, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom. Guests who purchase tickets in the Upfront Section will receive two tickets to a performance at Feinstein's at the Nikko in 2014 as well as a commemorative photo, a signed copy of Feinstein's book "The Gershwins and Me" and the opportunity to meet Michael Feinstein at a private pre-show reception. Guests who purchase tickets in the Premium section will enjoy two tickets to a performance at Feinstein's at the Nikko in 2014, as well as a Feinstein's Collection leather CD holder with a selection of guest artist CDs.

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 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 song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. In 2007, Feinstein started The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to increasing the appreciation for the Great American Songbook amongst young people today and preserving it for future generations. This is done through the following initiatives: An annual regional and national high school vocal academies and competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country; multi-disciplinary curriculum for elementary through high school students, preservation of the physical artifacts of the creators, performers and publishers of the music; Research facility for scholars, historians, and performers; and multimedia gallery for exhibiting our collections to the public. Michael 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.

Most recently, in April 2013 Michael released a new CD, Change Of Heart: The Songs of Andre Previn, (Concord) in collaboration with legendary composer-conductor-pianist Andre Previn, with an album celebrating Previn's repertoire from his catalog of pop songs that have most commonly been featured in motion pictures. The album opens with "(You've Had) A Change of Heart." Previn's work is highlighted with four Oscars and 11 GRAMMY Awards.

Feinstein's 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 last year. His Emmy nominated TV special, Michael Feinstein - The Sinatra Legacy, which was taped live at the Palladium in Carmel, IN, is currently airing across the country. Last year's PBS series "Michael Feinstein's American Songbook" was the recipient of the ASCAP Deems-Taylor Television Broadcast Award. The series returned in 2013 for a third season, which is now available on DVD. For his nationally syndicated public radio program "Song Travels," Michael interview and performs alongside of music luminaries such as Bette Midler, Neil Sedaka, Liza Minnelli, Moby, Rickie Lee Jones, David Hyde Pierce and more.




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