Rrazz Room Announces Upcoming Shows and Events

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Rrazz Room Announces Upcoming Shows and Events

Seating is host escorted and assigned on a first come first serve basis. The Rrazz Room is a two-drink minimum venue All-ages venue

Tickets to Rrazz Room events are non-refundable

JUST ADDED:

RUSS LORENSON
"As Long As I'm Singing": RUSS LORENSON Celebrates The Music Of Bobby Darin
Tue, 11/15, 8pm
$30
"Lorenson is not just a crooner covering the traditional Sinatra style or trying to be the next Connick, he is his own man." - Jazz Review

"...possesses one of the great male voices in cabaret..." - Cabaret Scenes

"...with his quartet accompaniment, he revealed the artistry of a master crooner...Lorenson's own vocal technique is a masterpiece." - San Francisco Examiner
Crooner, Jazz, Traditional Pop, Swing, Tribute Show

Amanda McBroom
Fri-Sat, 9/7-8, 2012, 7:30pm
Sun, 9/9, 2012, 4pm
$37.50
manda has been called "...the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match." Her name first came to the attention of the music public when Bette Midler's version of Amanda's song THE ROSE hit number one all over the world in 1979. But it was Amanda's performance of her own song on the Golden Globes (she won), Grammys (she didn't) and The Tonight Show that launched her career as a singer as well as songwriter.
Singer/Songwriter, Musical Theatre, Cabaret

PETE ESCOVEDO LATIN JAZZ ORCHETRA
featuring JUAN and Peter Michael ESCOVEDO
H O L I D A Y S H O W!
Fri-Sat, 11/23-24, 2012, 8pm
Sun, 11/25, 2012, 7pm
$40
In the late'60s, Pete and his brother Coke disbanded The Escovedo Brothers Latin Jazz Sextet to tour with Carlos Santana. In 1970, the brothers left the Latin Rock scene and founded Azteca, a cooperative 14-piece Latin big band. Today, Pete leads what is widely considered one of the finest ensembles in Latin Jazz, a mix of musicians from both Los Angeles and the Bay Area. The end result is a joyous concoction of Latin rhythms with elements of jazz, R&B and funk that is hard to resist.
Latin Jazz Timbalero (Pete), Congas (Juan), Drums (Peter Michael)
Latin Jazz Orchestra, R&B, Funk, Pop

Soul Legend MARLENA SHAW
A Natural Treasure
Thu-Fri, 11/29-30, 2012, 8pm
Sat, 12/1, 2012, 7 & 9:30pm
Sun, 12/2, 2012, 7pm
$35-40
While everyone agrees that Marlena Shaw is a National Treasure, it's difficult to categorize her. Both Downbeat and Record World have named her "Best Female Singer," and many have compared her range, class and swing to eternal jazz lights like Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson. She's also been called a "soul legend." Whether she's singing jazz, R&B, pop, rock, soul, blues or gospel, her originality makes such distinctions irrelevant, and each song becomes intimate and new.
Jazz, R&B, Pop, Rock, Soul, Blues, Gospel Singer


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Photo Credit: Erick Pearson

KAREL STANDS UP V3.2
Uncensored, Unfiltered, Unhinged.
Mon, 5/23, 8pm
$25
It was in 2008 that Karel hit the stage live with Karel Stands Up!, an uncensored, unfiltered and unhinged look at the news, pop culture and life. So be prepared for Karel Stands Up v3.2 (year three, second show) as the fastest and funniest two hours allowed by law (in most states) hits the stage. You've just got to see Karel. I guarantee you a rambunctious good time! ...BeyondChron.com
Political Satire, Comedy, LGBT

 

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Wesla Whitfield & THE MIKE GREENSILL TRIO
Whistling Away The Dark ~ New Show & Title Track of New 21st CD
Final Week of Three-Week Residency:
Tue-Sat, 5/24-28, 7:30pm
Sun, 5/29, 5pm
$35-45
Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill to debut new show, which is also the title track of their 21st and most recent recording. Addressing the challenging times of the present moment, they focus on the struggles and triumphs experienced by nearly everyone in 2011. Drawing their material from the Great American songbook, the evening has been crafted to include familiar standards interspersed with a few unexpected musical selections, taking the listener on an introspective journey both uplifting and fun.
Cabaret, Jazz, Traditional Pop Singer with a trio

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JONATHAN PORETZ
Night Beat At the RRAZZ room
RRAZZurrecting The After-Hours Lounge Scene In The City By The Bay
Sat, 5/28, 10:20pm
$25
Jonathan Poretz, who has starred as Sinatra in the long-running show, "The Rat Pack is Back," is bringing back the carefree spirit & fun filled nightlife that epitomized the casino lounges of the swinging 60s. Backed by his jazz & swing-infused trio, Poretz creates an intimate, after-hours atmosphere for those late-nighters seeking a little nightcap to their evening's entertainment. Just like the Vegas lounge scene made famous by legends such as Louis Prima & Keely Smith, expect the unexpected.
Crooner, Jazz, Traditional Pop, Swing
Entertainment for the Late-Night Crowd.

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VERONICA KLAUS SINGS THE Peggy Lee SONGBOOK
with The Tammy Hall Trio
Tue-Wed, 5/31-6/1, 8pm
$29.50
Encore Performances! Back By Overwhelming Demand For Two More Shows Only! San Francisco chanteuse Veronica Klaus returns to The RRazz Room with a brand new show featuring the music of Peggy Lee. Veronica's keen sensibility and eclectic taste guarantee an evening of intriguing musical selections, encompassing a broad range of material from jazz and pop to originals and obscure gems.
Cabaret, Jazz, Traditional Pop Singer with a trio, LGBT


Photo Credit: Jim McGuire

LARRY CARLTON
World-Renowned Guitarist & Recording Artist
2011 GRAMMY Winner "Best Pop Instrumental Album"
for Take Your Pick with Tak Matsumoto
Thu-Fr, 6/2-3, 8pm
Sat, 6/4, 7 & 9:30pm
$47.50
Four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, etc. "Take Your Pick" Won "Best Pop Instrumental Album with Tak Matsumoto at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards. New CD "Plays The Sound Of Philadelphia" (335 Records/Feb 15, 2011)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Pop, Rock, Classic Soul and R&B Guitarist. Trio show.
Winner 2011 George Benson Lifetime Achievement Award

Named One of Ten Greatest-Ever Session Guitarist By Gibson
Winner 2011 Grammy Best Pop Instrumental Album "Take Your Pick":
Larry Carlton and Takahiro "Tak" Matsumoto," the most renowned guitarist in all of Asia

Photo Credit: Leanne Borghesi

THE ANITA COCKTAIL HOUR
Fri, 6/3, 10:15 - 11:15pm
$25
San Francisco's very own bawdy, blond bouffant Chanteuse is back! Entertainer Anita Cocktail joins The RRazz Room in her new late night series debut: "The Anita Cocktail Hour." Saddle up with Red Hot Mama: Anita Cocktail for a "Honky Tonk Hootenanny" with a twist of titillating musical stylings to tease. A San Francisco treat of special guests and the down-home musical styling's of: The BJ's! A late night fandango of feathers and fringe not to be missed!
Special Guests: San Francisco's Jazz Cabaret Artist: Benn Bacot "The Bass of the Bay" and San Francisco's very own beloved Sho-Ho & Clownteuse: Sara Moore. 100% of proceeds to benefit: Anita's Cocktail Glass.
Blues, Rock, Latin, Pop and Jazz Honky Tonk Hootenanny, LGBT
Cabaret for the Late-Night Crowd.

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Eileen Fulton
Blame It On My Youth
Sun, 6/5, 3pm
$30
For 50 years, she was "Lisa Grimaldi" on As The World Turns, but Eileen Fulton is no stranger to the stage. She performed as Honey in the original Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as well as Off-Broadway in The Fantasticks. She is the recipient of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award, and was inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame. This night will reveal the back-stories that daytime soap opera aficionado dreams are made of.
Legendary CBS Soap Opera Star, Broadway, Musical Theatre Singer

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Sharon McNight
The First 30 Years ... From Moose Hall To Carnegie Hall
Mon-Tue, 6/6-7, 8pm
$30
Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy Tony Nominated singer & master entertainer Sharon McNight at her quintessential best for a new show that will feature her beloved tour-de-force scene in Oz from "The Wizard of Oz," doing all the voices-wide-eyed Judy Garland, sugary sweet Billy Burke, deliciously evil Margaret Hamilton & various distinctive munchkins-in all the dialogue & Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs "Come Out," "Ding, Dong, the Witch Is Dead," & "Follow the Yellow Brick Road."
Cabaret, Broadway, Musical Theatre Singer, LGBT

 

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Pia Zadora
Returns To The Stage For A Northern California Exclusive Engagement
with Vincent Falcone, Musical Director
Wed-Thu, 6/8-9, 8pm
Fri-Sat, 6/10-11, 7:30pm
Sun, 6/12, 7pm
$40-45
As you hear her perform from her signature song, "It's Not Where You Start, It's Where You Finish," you realize the lyrics sum up both the philosophy and the life of this 50 year show business veteran. Golden Globe® Winner, Grammy® Nominee, International Broadway singer and dancer, and star of the silver screen, Pia Zadora returns to the stage. The Great American Songbook and Broadway favorites will be performed in this night filled with intrigue and sheer entertainment.
Broadway, Musical Theatre Singer/Dancer/Actress


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LATE-NIGHT COMEDY PIONEER SERIES @ THE RRAZZ PRESENTS:
HANG WITH TV'S MR.COOPER, Mark Curry
Fri-Sat, 6/10-11, 10pm
$26
Perhaps best known as the star of his own hit sitcom Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, which ran for five seasons on ABC, and for hosting "Showtime At The Apollo," comedian, actor, and host Mark Curry is packing the laughs as one of the top national touring acts. Currently, Curry emcees "The Foxxhole Comedy & More Presented by Jamie Foxx - XL," a late night variety show, featuring live comedians, singers and entertainers from the Conga Room in downtown Los Angeles, streamed on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Comedy for the Late-Night Crowd,
in conjunction with 100 Black Men of The Bay Area, Inc.


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(in person) Academy Award Winner Eva Marie Saint
costarring Jeffrey Hayden
in "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney
Sat-Sun, 6/11-12, 3pm
$40
Love Letters, according to press notes, "centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner (SAINT) and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (HAYDEN), as they read the hilarious and poignant letters that have passed between them throughout their lives. . . . [The play] paints a vivid portrait of two charter members of the privileged set, as their relationship unfolds from what is written - and what is left unsaid - in their letters."
Play
Love Letters premiered at Connecticut's Long Wharf Theatre in 1989 with Joanna Gleason and John Rubenstein and has been performed all around the world. Laura Linney and Steven Weber starred in a television version of the play.

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Judy Garland - Original Riot Grrrl! - An Evening With CONNIE CHAMPAGNE
Mon, 6/13, 8pm
$32.50
Stonewall Bar, New York City. June 1969. In memory of the Stonewall Riots, which began the modern day LGBT freedom movement, and the life of Judy Garland, Connie and her boys will be rocking the Garland classics such as The Man That Got Away and the Trolley Song, in addition to assembling a delightful repertoire Garland herself might sing today. The show includes songs by John Cameron Mitchell (Rabbithole, Hedwig and the Angry Inch,) new Broadway showstoppers, and maybe even Gaga & Winehouse!
Cabaret, Broadway, Musical Theatre Singer, Tribute Show, LGBT

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KIM NALLEY SINGS Nina SimonE
Five-Week Residency with special guests TBD!!!
Tue-Sat, 6/14-18, 8pm
Sun, 6/19, 7pm
Wed-Sat, 6/22-25, 8pm
Sun, 6/26, 7pm
Wed-Sat, 6/29-7/2, 8pm
Sun, 7/3, 7pm
Wed-Sat, 7/6-9, 8pm
Sun, 7/10, 7pm
Wed-Sat, 7/13-16, 8pm
Sun, 7/17, 7pm
$35-37.50
Awarded as one of the "Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area," Kim Nalley has also distinguished herself internationally with a beguiling combination of sass, soul and smarts. This award-winning tribute, a mix of history, multimedia and song, was first performed by Ms. Nalley weeks after Nina Simone's death, recorded live and turned into a riveting album "She Put A Spell On Me: Kim Nalley sings Nina Simone," which was short listed for a 2006 Grammy Award.
Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Folk, Gospel Singer, Tribute Show, LGBT
With her dramatic presence, stylistic bread and technical skill (having a 3½ octave vocal range), Kim Nalley will cover Nina Simone's entire catalog from jazz and show tunes to folk and spirituals.

JUNE
MATTHEW MARTIN
All Singing, All Dancing, All Dead! with the Tom Shaw Trio
Mon, 6/20, 8pm
$30
Pantheon Of Pride: Matthew Martin returns to The RRazz Room with his show featuring the Patron Saints of Pride, celebrating Pride Week in San Francisco. Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Katharine Hepburn and other Hollywood Royalty will be conjured in tribute to their careers and the gay audiences that have kept their memories alive and well. Stars never die, and these legendary ladies are the landmark of gay culture. Fasten your seat belts, San Francisco, it's going to be a bumpy night!
Musical Theatre Singer/Dancer with a trio, LGBT

THE ANITA COCKTAIL HOUR
Fri, 6/24, 10:15 - 11:15pm
$25
San Francisco's very own bawdy, blond bouffant Chanteuse is back! Entertainer Anita Cocktail joins The RRazz Room in her new late night series debut: "The Anita Cocktail Hour." Saddle up with Red Hot Mama: Anita Cocktail for a "Honky Tonk Hootenanny" with a twist of titillating musical stylings to tease. A San Francisco treat of special guests and the down-home musical styling's of: The BJ's! A late night fandango of feathers and fringe not to be missed!
Special Guests: Sean Ray and "CabaRAY" and San Francisco's very own beloved Sho-Ho & Clownteuse: Sara Moore. Portion of proceeds to benefit: Project Open Hand.
Blues, Rock, Latin, Pop and Jazz Honky Tonk Hootenanny, LGBT
Cabaret for the Late-Night Crowd.

JONATHAN PORETZ
Night Beat At the RRAZZ room
RRAZZurrecting The After-Hours Lounge Scene In The City By The Bay
Sat, 6/25, 10:20pm
$25
Jonathan Poretz, who has starred as Sinatra in the long-running show, "The Rat Pack is Back," is bringing back the carefree spirit & fun filled nightlife that epitomized the casino lounges of the swinging 60s. Backed by his jazz & swing-infused trio, Poretz creates an intimate, after-hours atmosphere for those late-nighters seeking a little nightcap to their evening's entertainment. Just like the Vegas lounge scene made famous by legends such as Louis Prima & Keely Smith, expect the unexpected.
Crooner, Jazz, Traditional Pop, Swing
Entertainment for the Late-Night Crowd.

Nancy Dussault
"I'm In Love Again"
Mon-Tue, 6/27-28, 8pm
$35
Veteran stage and screen actress Nancy Dussault, most recently on Broadway in the original production of INTO THE WOODS, to debut at The RRazz Room in a new show, "I'm In Love Again." In 1662, Nancy Dussault played Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Broadway and was nominated for Tony Awards for her work in DO RE MI and BAJOUR. She was the first co-host of "Good Morning America" and appeared in television's "Too Close for Comfort," "The New Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Love Boat."
Actress, Broadway, Musical Theatre Singer

JULY
Chris Dilley
Mon, 7/18, 8pm
$25
Chris is best known to Bay Area audiences for creating the character of Trampolina of The Kinsey Sicks. Now based in NYC, Chris has performed in several Broadway concerts, and has performed critically acclaimed national solo concerts (one of which ran in rep with Patti LuPone). He has shared the stage with such artists as India.Arie, Ledisi, Carol Channing, Bernadette Peters, Megan Mullally and Tyne Daly. Chris serves as Assistant Director for New York's Sacred Center Gospel Choir.
Musical Theater, R&B, Gospel, Pop Actor/Singer, LGBT

Andrea Marcovicci
Blue Champagne: The History Of The Torch Song
Two Week Residency:
Tue-Sat: 7/19-23, 7:30pm Sun, 7/24, 5pm
Tue-Sat, 7/26-30, 7:30pm
Sun: 7/31, 5pm
$35-45
From the Ziegfeld girl to the radio dame, torch singers (Helen Morgan, Libby Holman, etc.) have reveled in heartbreak. Andrea not only traces their history but also adds a delicious sense of fun to the proceedings with backstage stories of intrigue and inspiration. It's a tale of longing, losing, and gunplay! Highlights: Someone to Watch Over Me, Love Me or Leave Me, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Body and Soul, and Shakin' the Blues Away.
Actress/Singer, Cabaret, Traditional Pop


KIDDING ON THE SQUARE Starring Emily Bergl with G. SCOTT LACEY on piano
Sun, 7/24 8pm
$30
The Surprise Hit Of The Season Returns For One Show Only!!!
Directed by Sarna Lapine, this theatrical cabaret brings the audience on a roaring '20s ride through love, heartbreak, and everything in between. An old-fashioned evening of entertainment told from the perspective of a modern girl and the eccentric characters she inhabits. Broadway, film and TV star Emily Bergl, with acclaimed musical director and pianist G. Scott Lacy, create a cabaret world that blends classic hits with vintage takes on modern favorites from Roy Orbison to Madonna.
Actress/Singer, Cabaret, Traditional Pop

AUGUST
RUSS LORENSON
Celebrates Tony Bennett's 85th Birthday
Mon, 8/1, 8pm
$30
He's that regular guy from Astoria, Queens, who left his heart in San Francisco; the civil rights pioneer whose groundbreaking friendship with an African-American Army buddy during World War II caused his superiors to punish him by making him dig graves; the postwar heartthrob who inspired hundreds of young girls to wear black outside St. Patrick's Cathedral on his wedding day. He's sold over 50 million records, won 15 Grammy Awards, and released the best selling album of his career - at age 80!
Crooner/Actor, Jazz, Traditional Pop

THE KINSEY SICKS
GreatesTits
Tue-Sat, 8/2-6, 8pm
Sun, 8/7 7pm
Tue-Sat, 8/9-13, 8pm
Sun, 8/14, 7pm
$35-40
America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet assault all the senses in their musical show. They starred in their own Off-Broadway show at New York's legendary Studio 54, headlined in Las Vegas, released 7 albums and are the subject of two feature films. In "GreatesTits," the girls treat us to the harvest of 17 years of Mary-making. The show includes their most recent and their most beloved offerings in the areas of politics, love and plain old raunch. And all in glorious four-part harmony.
Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, Musical Theatre, Comedy, LGBT

BOBBY CALDWELL
In Concert!
Thu, 8/18, 8pm
Fri, 8/19, 7 & 9:30pm
Sat-Sun, 8/20-21, 7pm
$45-47.50
From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B and standards singer/songwriter, Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry. Bobby Caldwell is the ultimate entertainer. His music, his sense of humor, and his genuine love of people make for fabulous live performances. Bobby is honored to have a devoted and loving fan base. At the present time Bobby is focused on his live performances, and touring. Current CD: "The Consummate Bobby Caldwell" (Big Deal Records/Mar 2010)
Crooner/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist, Classic Soul, R&B, Pop

COUNTESS KATYA SMIRNOFF-SKYY
...Back In The USSR, A Voyage Into The Beatles' Songbook
Mon-Tue, 8/22-23, 8pm
$30
Join San Francisco's favorite Russian red-head, the Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy for her latest cabaret spectacular, Katya...Back In The USSR, a voyage into the Beatles songbook. This musical adventure examines the music of the fab four as only Russia's (self proclaimed) Greatest Mezzo-Soprano understudy turned Countess, turned Macy's cosmetic counter lady could envision. It's Abby Road meets the Met with a good dose of cabaret. Katya will be joined by her marvelous band the Tom Shaw Trio.
Musical Theatre, Popera (Pop + Opera) Singer, Cabaret, English Rock Tribute Show, LGBT

JERRY "THE ICEMAN" BUTLER
Only The Strong Survive
Wed-Fri, 8/24-26, 8pm
Sat, 8/27, 7 & 9:30pm
Sun, 8/28, 7pm
$40-45
Known as "The Iceman," Jerry Butler perfected a smooth, delicate baritone that has captivated music fans of many different backgrounds over his five decades of performing and recording. He was credited as "one of the architects of R&B" by Ebony magazine. As both a solo artist and during his long partnership with Curtis Mayfield, Butler forged new styles that grew from his own musical background of gospel/doo-wop and helped propel African American popular music to a new level of general appeal.
Singer/songwriter, Record Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Politician, Classic Soul, R&B, Funk, Chicago Soul

Peter Asher
A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond
Sun, 8/28, 3pm
Mon-Tue, 8/28-29, 8pm
$40
Peter Asher is the legendary record producer, artist manager and 1/2 of British Invasion duo Peter & Gordon has a superb new multimedia show, which debuted in Los Angeles in December with a sold-out show at the Grammy Museum. The show mixes video clips, photos from his personal archive, storytelling from Peter's history with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and a host of other legends from his nearly 5 decades in the business. Live performances by Peter & full band.
English Guitarist, Singer, Artist Manager, Record Producer

AUSTRALIA'S THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER
Direct From Las Vegas!
Recommended for adult audiences. No frontal nudity. Gentlemen are welcome.
Tue-Sat, 8/30-9/3, 8pm
Sun: 9/4, 7pm
Tue-Sat, 9/6-10, 8pm
Sun, 9/11, 7pm
Tue-Sat, 9/13-17, 8pm
Sun, 9/18, 7pm
$35 ($55 Limited VIP)
Australia's Thunder From Down Under, the internationally acclaimed male revue, returns to San Francisco summer of 2011! The sexy Australian imports crackle with high energy as they show off their buffed bodies to adoring fans who can't seem to get enough of them. Join San Francisco's nightly bachelorette party. You'll laugh! You'll stare! You may even faint! These guys will give you something to write home about! Get ready to party with the hottest blokes in town. These shows will sell out!
All-Male Revue, Girls Nights Out, Bachelorette Parties


SEPTEMBER
Judy Collins
Tue-Sat, 9/20-24, 8pm
Tue-Sat, 9/27-10/1, 8pm
$50-55
Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folk songs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. Judy's two latest creative projects: a new CD, Paradise, a collection of 10 songs that include duets of Judy with the legendary Stephen Stills and Joan Baez; and Over the Rainbow a magnificent oversized children's picture book and 3-song CD set, featuring artwork by renowned painter Eric Puybaret illustrating the lyrics of this #1 movie song of all-time, coupled with Judy Collins' enchanting recording of the title song makes this destined to become a beloved classic storybook, delighting children of all ages for decades to come. Judy Collins, now 72, is still writing, performing, and nurturing fresh talent. She plays 80 to100 dates a year around the country. Judy Collins, a relentlessly creative spirit, is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.
Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist, Broadway, Musical Theatre, Rock & Roll, Pop, Folk

The Fabulous BUD E. LUV with The Trio and the Whole Enchilada Band
Sun, 9/25, 5pm
$30
A man who has graced stages worldwide for over 30 years. The themes from the movies. The songs from the Broadway shows. The hit records he's written for Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Tony Orlando, Robert Goulet. The King of Swing. The Father of Folk. The Daddy of Disco. The man who put the Boss in the Bossa Nova. Ladies and Gentlemen, he is not having a perfect hair day, he is having a perfect hair decade. Would you welcome to the stage the world's greatest entertainer and San Francisco's own....
Comedy, Lounge Singer, LGBT

Janis Siegel & HER TRIO
9x Grammy Winner Of The Manhattan Transfer Janis Siegel & HER TRIO:
Alan Pasqua (piano)
Darek Oles (bass)
Steve Hass (drummer for The Manhattan Transfer)
Sun, 9/25, 7pm
$35
Over the past three and a half decades, the voice of Janis Siegel - a 9x Grammy winner and a 17x Grammy nominee - has been an undeniable force in The Manhattan Transfer's diverse musical catalog. Alongside her career as a member of this 36-year musical institution, Siegel has also sustained a solo career that has spawned more than a half dozen finely-crafted solo albums and numerous collaborative projects, amassed a large international fan base and garnered consistently high critical praise.
Singer and founding member of the second incarnation of the vocal group The Manhattan Transfer (1972-present), A Capella, Jazz Fusion, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Gospel

OCTOBER
CLAIRDEE: SoulO-ist
Tue, 10/4, 8pm
$30
A consummate entertainer, Clairdee brings elegance, humor and passion to each performance. From nightclubs and festivals to concert halls; from jazz ensembles to symphony orchestras; from Tokyo to Paris, New York to Newport Beach - whether working a smoky rendition of a blues classic, coaxing the tenderness of a ballad, jamming to a soulful groove or swinging on a jazz standard - Clairdee is right at home.
Soul, Jazz, Blues Singer

JACQUI NAYLOR & HER TRIO
Back By Overwhelming Demand
Wed-Sat, 10/5-8, 8pm
Sun, 10/9, 7pm
$35
The artist is currently in production of her eighth recording, Beautiful (Ruby Star/Warner 2011) and is the subject of a documentary film created by Arti-Docs (www.artidocs.com). All Music Guide writes "Part jazz chanteuse and part folk-pop-leaning singer/songwriter, she enjoys nothing more than mixing things up. She could easily get by performing only her own material, but her covers and standards are so appealingly original in their execution that her albums wouldn't be the same without them."
Jazz, Traditional Pop, Folk-Rock Singer

Barb Jungr
The Man In The Long Black Coat
Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan
Mon-Wed, 10/10-12, 8pm
$30
Barb Jungr may be the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the twentieth century, Bob Dylan. In 2005, the BBC hosted a Barbican concert to celebrate his work. Following a critically acclaimed tour of the UK, where she resides, Barb returns to the US to celebrate Dylan's songs and to promote her latest Linn Record's release "The Man In The Long Black Coat," featuring 13 Dylan songs that she has recorded over the last 8 years.
English Singer/Songwriter, Composer, Writer, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, Cabaret

Todd Murray
in "Croon"
Mon-Tue, 10/24-25, 8pm
$30
From swinging & crooning, to finger-snapping big band numbers, to gently caressing heartfelt ballads, Todd Murray's smooth baritone voice can woo & wow an audience, sending them away with a swing in their step. Murray is one of today's premier interpreters of the American popular songbook. He has performed to rave reviews at some of the most prestigious venues across the nation, including New York's Jazz At Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Room, & Feinstein's at the Cinegrill and Loews Regency.
Crooner/Songwriter, Jazz, Swing, Traditional Pop, Cabaret

Wilson Cruz & Scott Nevins
"Up Close and Personal" with
Wed, 10/26, 8pm
$30

Known for his groundbreaking breakthrough performance on "My So Called Life" and "Noah's Arc" followed by an impressive career on stage and screen, Wilson Cruz joins the "hilarious hottie" from truTV's hit show "The Smoking Gun Presents" and INSTINCT Magazine cover-guy Scott Nevins who critics have described as "A young, sexy, gay-er Kathy Griffin", for a special one night only performance.
Cruz: Actor, Producer, Mentor
Nevins: Award winning Host, TV/Radio Personality, Comedian and Celebrity Interviewer


PETE ESCOVEDO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA feat. JUAN and Peter Michael ESCOVEDO
Thu-Sat, 10/27-29, 8pm
$37.50-40
Latin Jazz Percussionist Legend Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years. With his late brother Coke, Pete began his career as The Escovedo Brothers Latin Jazz Sextet. Pete and Coke toured with Carlos Santana, before forming the Latin funk band Azteca. Pete Escovedo continues to perform worldwide with sons Juan and Peter Michael and daughter Sheila E.
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The E Family featuring Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Juan Escovedo and Peter Michael Escovedo, is truly one of the most versatile and gifted families, with their amazing talent crossing cultural and musical barriers. The Escovedos are joined by special friends who happen to be some of music's greatest Grammy® Award winning entertainers. "Now & Forever" is a special 13 track collection encompassing a rich range of musical influences, ranging from Latin, Hip Hop, Pop and Jazz, and features special guest artists Earth Wind & Fire, Gloria Estefan, Joss Stone, Israel Houghton, Rafael Saadiq, George Duke, Damon Castillo and Wes Quave. http://the-e-family.com/
Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Funk, R&B, Gospel

NOVEMBER
THE SHIRELLES feat. Legendary Original Member & Co-Founder BEverly Lee
The Originators Of The Girl Group Sound Celebrate Over 50 Years Of Making Music Together
Tue-Sat, 11/1-5, 8pm
Sun, 11/6, 7pm
$40-47.50
The Shirelles were an American girl group in the early 1960s, and the first to have a No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Formed in New Jersey in 1958, the quartet went on to release a string of hits. The Shirelles were the first major female vocal group of the rock and roll era, preceding Motown as a crossover phenomenon with white audiences. Unlike The Chantels, who had had their first hit in 1957, they were successful in Britain, first and foremost with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (1960).
1960s Girls Group, Classic Soul, R&B, Rock, Doo-Wop, Pop

OTTMAR LIEBERT
An Intimate Evening With
Thu-Fr, 11/10-11, 8pm
Sat, 11/12, 7pm & 9:30pm
Sun, 11/13, 7pm
$25
Ottmar Liebert harnesses the emotional fire and mournful tonalities of traditional Flamenco music, updates it with the subtle rhythms of Jazz and makes it widely accessible with the melodic song structures of Pop. The acoustic guitarist summed it up with the apt comment that Nouveau Flamenco is to the traditional variety what Bossa Nova is to Samba. But even the cleverest formulas are worthless without the animating spark of genius, a quality for which there is no formula, only serendipity.
German-born composer/guitarist, Nouveau Flamenco (Traditional Flamenco + Jazz + Pop)

DIANE SCHUUR
Deedles
Wed-Fri, 11/16-18, 8pm
Sat, 11/19, 7 & 9:30pm
Sun, 11/20, 7pm
$45-47.50
This Grammy award-winning singer is affectionately known to her fans as "Deedles," in part, for her scat-singing abilities. Not only has DIANE SCHUUR headlined many of the world's most prestigious music venues, including Carnegie Hall and The White House, she has toured with such greats as B.B. King, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, and Stevie Wonder.
Jazz Singer/Pianist, Two-Time Grammy Winner

Deana Martin
Holiday Cheers With
Fri-Sat, 11/25-26, 7:30pm
Sun, 11/27, 4pm
$45
Deana Martin takes the audience on a musical journey, honoring her legendary father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. She sings the soundtrack of our lives, the classics made popular the world over by her father and his "Pallies." Since the shows inception three years ago, Deana has enjoyed rave reviews and has been performing internationally to sold-out audiences on three continents. Taped PBS TV holiday special.
Singer, Actress, Author, Jazz, Traditional Pop, Cabaret

SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER
Semi Sweet
Fri-Sat, 11/25-26, 9:30pm
Sun, 11/27, 7pm
$40
What words best describe Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer? How about bold, bawdy, and just plain hilarious? Not afraid to ask tough questions that uncover the laughs underneath, Suzanne's made a career out of telling the truth. And the truth is, life is funny. The iconic lesbian comedian has embarked on a crazy, all-new, heart-pumping, mind-bending, hilarious romp through heartbreak, comedy, life, love, and everything about couples un-coupling in the modern world.
Comedy, LGBT

DECEMBER
MARLENA SHAW
California Soul For The Holidays
Thu-Fri, 12/1-2, 8pm
Sat, 12/3, 7 & 9:15pm
Sun, 12/4, 7pm
$35-40
While everyone agrees that Marlena Shaw is a National Treasure, it's difficult to categorize her. Both Downbeat and Record World have named her "Best Female Singer," and many have compared her range, class and swing that of to eternal jazz lights like Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson. But she's also been called a "soul legend," both before and after her successful detour into disco. Given her 40-year boundary-busting career, such labeling confusion is inevitable.
Singer, Jazz, Traditional Pop, Classic Soul, R&B

KATYA SMIRNOFF-SKYY
Katya's All New Holiday Spectacular
Tue-Wed, 12/6-7, 8pm
$30
Join San Francisco's favorite Russian red-head, the Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy at The Rrazz Room for her brand new show, Katya's Holiday Spectacular, an evening of song, storytelling, holiday cheer ... and vodka. Named Best Drag act 2008 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and best actor in a musical by the Bay Area Theater Critics Association, J. Conrad Frank (writer and Life Coach for Ms. Smirnoff) has worked with the Countess since her arrival in San Francisco five years ago.
Musical Theatre, Popera (Pop + Opera) Singer, Cabaret, Holiday Show, LGBT

LONI LOVE
"America's Sister" and New Host of "The Gossip Queens"
Thu-Fri, 12/8-9, 8pm
Sat, 12/10, 7 & 9:30pm
Sun, 12/11, 7pm
$25
Named among Variety and Comedy Central's Top 10 Comics to Watch, Love is not only one of the most hilarious and lovable comics performing stand-up on the Comedy Club and college circuits but also a busy TV host, guest and actress who has also appeared in films and dramatic plays. Love is a regular panelist on E!s hit show "Chelsea Lately" and TruTV's Presents: The World's Dumbest." Comedy Central's "America's Sister" is also one of four hosts on the syndicated talk show "The Gossip Queens.
Comedienne, Actress, TV host

Franc D'Ambrosio
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Tue-Sat, 12/13-17, 8pm
Sun, 12/18, 7pm
$30-40

Franc D'Ambrosio is a multifaceted vocalist, best known for his role as the "Phantom" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera." Franc's resume also includes an Academy Award nominated film ("The Godfather III"), three Emmy award nominated television shows, two Grammy considerations (Best Male Vocalist 1999 for "Panis Angelicus" & Traditional Pop Vocal Album 2005 for "Franc D'Ambrosio's Broadway") and a National Theatre Award nomination for his stage work (Barry Manilow's "Copacabana")
Musical Theatre, Broadway, Singer/Actorz

CONNIE CHAMPAGNE as Judy Garland
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Sun, 12/18, 4pm
Mon, 12/19, 8pm
$32.50

What's Christmas without Judy Garland? Come & celebrate this season the Garland-way, with an evening of holiday songs, special guests and Santa Claus!--in the spirit of Judy's 1963 television special.
Cabaret, Broadway, Musical Theatre Singer, Tribute Show, LGBT

Sharon McNight
Twisted Xmas; A Druid's View Of The Holidays
Tue-Wed, 12/20-21, 8pm
$30

This show is gonna "sleigh" you. It's an irreverent look at the traditions of the season. Over the past decades, during the holidays, while Debby Boone touted a "White Christmas" and Bruce Vilanch roasted his chestnuts over an open fire, Sharon McNight offered an alternative choice from the expected songs. She has stockpiled myriad and outrageous, wacky musical commentaries on the 12 days of everything from Santa, Jesus, Teddy Bears, Elves, Snow, and of course ... Bette Davis.
Cabaret, Broadway, Musical Theatre Singer, LGBT


KIM NALLEY & TAMMY HALL w Special Guests
A Gospel Christmas
Thu-Fri, 12/22-23, 8pm
$35
This yearly Christmas tradition features acclaimed vocalist Kim Nalley performing all your favorite holiday songs accompanied by the swelling soulful Hammond B-3 Organ played by the incomparable Tammy Hall with with Josh Workman (guitar), Michael Zisman (electric bass) and Kent Bryson (drums). Expect several special guest and a few sing-a-longs in at this rollicking joyous concert.
Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Folk, Gospel Singer, LGBT

The Fabulous BUD E. LUV
Annual Christmas Spectacular
Sun, 12/25, 7pm
$25
A man who has graced stages worldwide for over 30 years. The themes from the movies. The songs from the Broadway shows. The hit records he's written for Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Tony Orlando, Robert Goulet. The King of Swing. The Father of Folk. The Daddy of Disco. The man who put the Boss in the Bossa Nova. Ladies and Gentlemen, he is not having a perfect hair day, he is having a perfect hair decade. Would you welcome to the stage the world's greatest entertainer and San Francisco's own....
Comedy, Lounge Singer, LGBT

KIM NALLEY & HOUSTON PERSON

 

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