Veronica Klaus to Bring LEE A LA V - A PEGGY LEE SONGBOOK to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/18
San Francisco-based jazz and cabaret vocalist Veronica Klaus will bring her new show, Lee à la V - A Peggy Lee Songbook, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Sunday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Featuring a collection of personal favorites written, co-written or recorded by the one-and-only Peggy Lee, Veronica will be joined by her pianist and musical director Tammy L. Hall along with her quartet. This performance serves as the official CD release for her new album of the same name.
Tickets for Veronica Klaus range in price from $30 - $45 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom 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.
A San Francisco resident since 1986, Veronica Klaus grew up in Gillespie Illinois, home of Black Diamond Days, the original festival of coal-population 3,200-in a large middle class family and was the youngest of 5 children. While earning a degree in music education at the University of Illinois, she began to diligently search out recordings of jazz and blues artists such as Etta James, Billy Holliday, Dinah Washington and more. She has garnered many accolades over the years, including an SF Weekly Whammie Award for "Best Blues/R&B," a Cable Car Award, a San Francisco Bay Guardian title "Best Chanteuse" and a coveted opening gig for the legendary Ohio Players! Veronica's other recordings include her 2013 release "Something Cool," which the San Francisco Chronicle calls "a sizzling collection of stylish standards!" Her other recordings include her debut CD in 1997 titled "All I Want," which earned her a NYC GLAMA Award nomination for "Female Artist of the Year" and her 2006 live release, "Veronica Klaus - Live at the Lodge."
Guests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko's lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko's intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein's at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100.
For additional information on Feinstein's at the Nikko, visit: www.hotelnikkosf.com/feinsteins. For Hotel Nikko San Francisco room specials, visit www.hotelnikkosf.com. Code: FEIN.
ABOUT MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: The two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein 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 songbook and preserving its legacy for the next generation.
ABOUT THE MICHAEL FEINSTEIN GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK INITIATIVE: Founded in 2007, The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative is dedicated to increasing the appreciation for the Great American Songbook 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.