Elaine Strich, Ben Vereen, et. al. Set for RRazz Room Performances


The RRazz Room has announced upcoming performances for April-December 2012 which include Elaine Stritch, Ben Vereen, Ann Callaway, and more. The full listing includes:

APRIL 2012

Steven Brinberg is "SIMPLY BARBRA"
The What Matters Most Tour!
Tue-Wed, 4/3-4 , 8pm
Steven Brinberg performs his show, "Simply Barbra", to international acclaim both on stage and on television, as he pays homage to all that is Streisand. Steven does not lip sync his performances but portrays Streisand with his own voice. Steven Brinberg has appeared as a special guest with Marvin Hamlisch and the Symphony Orchestras of over a dozen cities across the country and was even hired by Miss Streisand's management to perform at her best friend Donna Karan's birthday party. 

Melissa Manchester
Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter/Actress
Thu-Fri, 4/5-6, 8pm
Sat, 4/7, 7 & 9:30 pm
Manchester's music has established her as a compelling singer/songwriter. She co-wrote "Whenever I Call You Friend" with Kenny Loggins, which became a radio classic. In addition, her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, and many others. Manchester wrote the score for Disney's "Mouse Detective" and "Lady & The Tramp II," released her 16th CD and celebrated four decades of performing all at the same time. 

on Easter Sunday
Hallelujah!: A Celebration of Rebirth
Sun, 4/8, 7pm
Celebrated by The New York Times as "a gifted vocalist" and by The Los Angeles Times as "one of the important and original new jazz singers of the decade," Filipino-American recording artist and cultural trailblazer Charmaine Clamor has earned her Queen of Jazzipino crown. More...
Jazz Singer

Ann Hampton Callaway
Tue-Sat, 4/10-14, 8pm
Sun, 4/15, 7pm
Ann Hampton Callaway-- singer, composer, lyricist, pianist and actress -- is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on six of Barbra Streisand's recent CDs. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland and Barbara Carroll, to name a few. 

Wed-Fri, 4/11-13, 8pm
Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson has played in the bands of world famous Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written 8 standards for jazz repertoire. He has recorded over 30 albums for many recording companies in the US and Europe under his own name and innumerable ones with other major artists. Benny Golson (tenor saxophone), Nnenna Freelon (vocals), Jason Marsalis (drums), Ray Drummond (bass), Mike LeDonne (piano)

Six-time GRAMMY® Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon is hailed as the "international voice of Jazz." A standing ovation from 20,000 in her star-making a cappella appearance on the Grammy Awards telecast! She has shared the stage or recordings with Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Take 6, Al Jarreau, the Count Basie Orchestra and more! Phenomenal performances at Carnegie Hall to The Hollywood Bowl, the Monterey Jazz Festival to the Newport Jazz Festival, and from Montreaux to London! 

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