Feinstein's at the Nikko Welcomes Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Peter Cincotti Tonight
Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome singer-songwriter-pianist, Peter Cincotti, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - tonight, April 24 (8 p.m.) and Friday, April 25 (8 p.m.). Peter will be performing a mix of songs from his critically acclaimed albums as well as some brand new material from his highly anticipated upcoming release. Tickets for Peter Cincotti range in price from $55 - $70 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 native New Yorker, Peter Cincotti began playing piano at the age of three. While in high school, he regularly performed in clubs throughout Manhattan. In 2003, Peter's debut album, produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, reached #1 on the Billboard jazz charts, making Cincotti the youngest artist ever to do so. This led to acclaimed performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Olympia in Paris, The Montreux Festival (where he won an award in their renowned piano competition), Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, and many other prestigious venues around the world.
Peter made his acting debut in the Kevin Spacey film "Beyond the Sea," and also contributed to the film's soundtrack. He then made a cameo appearance in the blockbuster film "Spider-Man 2," and soon after became the face of Ermenegildo Zegna, promoting their 2004/2005 fashion campaign. His original song "December Boys" was featured in the Australian film "December Boys," starring Daniel Radcliffe.
In 2006, Cincotti teamed up with 14-time Grammy Award winner David Foster to record his first album of all-original material for Warner Brothers Records entitled "East Of Angel Town." His single "Goodbye Philadelphia" took the airwaves by storm reaching the Top Ten on radio playlists throughout Europe, and in the Spring of 2009, Cincotti brought the album to the United States by joining the artist Seal on his sold out American tour.
In 2012/2013, Peter toured the world after releasing his fourth studio album "Metropolis" and later that year his first musical "How Deep Is The Ocean?" (in which he wrote music and lyrics and his sister Pia wrote the book) debuted to sold out audiences at the New York Musical Theater Festival.
Hailed as "the rebirth of cool" by Elle magazine, Peter explores musical styles that blend pop, rock, blues and jazz, infusing each new song he writes with originality and startling energy. His unparalleled piano skills and brilliantly relevant songwriting make Cincotti one of the most unique and socially aware artists in the music industry today, a sentiment that is freshly showcased on his new album "Metropolis."
In February of 2013, Peter appeared in Italy's legendary San Remo Festival with Italian singer Simona Molinari performing their hit single "La Felicita" to 13 millions broadcast viewers. Later that year, Cincotti was named the first male ambassador for Italian luxury designer Tod's and collaborated with the brand on the music video for his recent single "Madeline", a project exclusively featured in Italy's issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
Peter is currently a Dramatist Guild Fellow and writing a new musical with his sister Pia, as well as recording his next studio album scheduled for release later this year.
All seating at Feinstein's at the Nikko is cabaret style and available on a first-come, first-served basis within the section purchased. Guests who purchase the prix-fixe dinner at Restaurant Anzu will receive a complimentary section upgrade (subject to availability) and get to choose their exact seat locations within the upgraded section.
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 Peter Cincotti, visit: www.petercincotti.com. 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.
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.
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.