The RRazz Room At Hotel Nikko Announces Their Upcoming Events And Shows
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LINDA KOSUT HOSTS A JIZEL MUSIC PRESENTATION:
NEW STARS OF THE RRAZZ ROOM
BISTRO AWARD WINNING jazz/cabaret vocalist Linda Kosut, along with Musical Director Barry Lloyd, will present in showcase, several up-and-coming rising stars of the jazz and cabaret scene of San Francisco who will be stepping onto the RRazz room stage for their first time: Benn Bacot, Lauren Haden, Mark Johnson and Diane Kluft. The show will also include performances by Linda and Barry with a special appearance by Maria Diamond. This show is the fifth in a six-show series produced and presented by jazz/cabaret vocalist LINDA KOSUT and JIZEL MUSIC. Each show in the series has been unique, presenting entertainers new to the RRazz room stage and audience.
Mon, Sep 20, 8pm
Maria Volonte is an Argentine artist celebrated for the intense emotional universe that fires her music. Filling theaters and fascinating audiences and critics around the world, Maria turns each concert into a celebration of life, art and music. Winner of the Gardel Prize (Argentina's Grammy award) and a Latin Grammy nominee, Maria is a singer, guitarist and songwriter who takes the music of Latin America to unexpected places by crossing musical boundaries and honing a deeply personal approach.
Tue, Sep 21, 8pm
Of The Supremes!
Mary Wilson is bringing her "Supreme" and "Up Close" show to San Francisco's Hotel Nikko. Most people know her for her 12 Number One hits with The Supremes. Many new fans know her for her "Up Close" jazz and standards show. This time around, you can see a little of both. Miss Wilson is bringing hits from the '60s and '70s and belting out her favorite ballads.
$40-45 ($50-55 Limited VIP)
Wed-Sat, Sep 22-25, 8pm; Sun, Sep 26, 7pm
THE RRAZZ ROOM CONCERT SERIES @ MARINES' MEMORIAL THEATRE PRESENTS:
Lady Ha Ha
Start your new decade dance with Kate Clinton: comic without borders, wake-up artist, and the original reality gatecrasher. See Kate perform her world-famous burlesque Bubble Wrap Dance as she gleefully pops the air out of deniers and disruptors, birthers and dearthers, conservadems and bibliocrats, the -stans and the bans, spine flu and whine flu, ex-gays and A-gays, the audacity of nope and of course, the pope. All material fully digitalized and gorgeously styled by the Haus of Ha.
One of the first out gay comedians in the US, Kate Clinton has performed nationally since 1981 from Joe's Pub in New York City to the Park West in Chicago to the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, and back to New York for several off-Broadway runs, with hundreds of Comedy Club dates in between. Her two decades plus of material are on record in her eight comedy collections and three books. In addition to live performance, Kate has appeared in and narrated numerous films, starred on Broadway and Off Broadway Stage, and appeared in television shows ranging from Oprah to the L Word. She has received numerous awards and honors including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the Pioneer Award from GLAAD Media Awards.
**Sat, Sep 25, 8pm
Marines' Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
With Special Guests: Tom Shaw (piano), Roberta Drake (drums) and John Greitzer (bass)
All Singing, All Dancing, All Dead!
Matthew Martin is keeping Hollywood history alive and well and he will be conjuring the Late Greats of the Silver Screen in his new show ALL SINGING, ALL DANCING, ALL DEAD! Come see his incomparable incarnation of Bette Davis which has received critical acclaim in multiple stage productions in San Francisco, New York, London and Los Angeles. Martin also resurrects Katharine Hepburn in her full majestic glory; breathes life into Miss Peggy Lee's sultry song styling; revives Judy Garland's inimitable voice and presence, and as a dynamic dancer, Martin sizzles the stage with the tornado tapping of the legendary Ann Miller. Martin memorializes the immortals in tribute to the timeless classics when stars were truly stars!!! Special guests include Tom Shaw on piano and Roberta Drake on drums. Matthew recently completed the film parody Baby Jane? (Frameline Film Festival 2010) playing the title role. He was also featured in the documentary Queer Icon: The Cult of Bette Davis.
Sat, Sep 25, 10:30pm
Stage, Screen & Television Legend
Janis Paige is the consummate entertainer, whose career spans every facet of show biz, from film (Silk Stockings, Please Don't Eat the Daisies) and theater (The Pajama Game, Mame) to television (It's Always Jan, Santa Barbara.) Her latest act arrives at the RRazz room this September. A captivating chanteuse and storyteller, Ms. Paige will share favorite songs and recount tales from her lifetime in the limelight. Ms. Paige will take her audience along for a revealing and unforgettable journey.
$35 ($45 Limited VIP includes private meet & greet)
Sun, Sep 26, 3pm; Mon, Sep 27, 8pm
BUD E. LUV
The Fabulous One
The RRazz room is proud to present 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. Let's bring him on right now. 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's not having a perfect hair day, he's having a perfect hair decade. Would you welcome to the stage the world's greatest entertainer and San Francisco's own ....THE FABULOUS BUD E. LUV .
Tue, Sep 28, 8pm
the RRazz room Salutes The Sands!
...A Swingin' Tribute to the Legendary Lounge Starring
What happened in Vegas comes to the RRazz room! Jonathan Poretz, who has starred as Frank Sinatra in the long-running show, "The Rat Pack is Back," celebrates the carefree spirit and fun filled nightlife that epitomized the casino lounges of the swinging 60s. Backed by his jazz and swing-infused quartet, Jonathan creates an intimate after-hours atmosphere, weaving the Great American Standards with stories about the men and women who composed and performed these wonderful songs. And just like the Vegas lounge scene made famous by legends such as Louis Prima and Keely Smith, expect the unexpected. You never know what might happen or who will show up for a guest appearance. Performing with Jonathan are Lee Bloom on piano, Jeff Neighbor on bass, Kent Bryson on drums and Jeff Sanford on reeds.
Wed, Sep 29, 8pm
Mark Curry in
Through The Fire Tour
Perhaps best known for starring in his own hit television sitcom "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper," which ran for five seasons on ABC, and for hosting "Showtime At The Apollo," comedian, actor, host Mark Curry is packing the laughs as one of the top national touring comedy acts.In addition to his stand-up performances, MARK recently appeared opposite Kirstie Alley in his recurring role on Showtime's hit series "Fat Actress." Mark also put his golden touch on BET's comedy talent search show "Coming to the Stage." With Mark as the host, this series became the network's number one show.
Thu, Sep 30, 8pm
Judy Tenuta in
Full Frontal Tenudity
Judy Tenuta is the most famous person who has ever lived...and if you don't believe it, just ask her. Judy is a triple threat in the sense that she has strong stage, television, comedy and film credits with a large fan base. She has appeared in" The Vagina Monologues," "Menopause the Musical" both in LA and Chicago, and she's had her own stand-up specials on Showtime, HBO and Lifetime. Judy was the first female stand-up comic to win "Best Female Comedian" at the American Comedy Awards and is a two-time Grammy nominee for her comedy CDs, "Attention Butt-Pirates" and "Lesbetarians!" and "In Goddess We Trust." That same year, she became the national spokesperson for a series of Diet Dr. Pepper commercials. The self-described "Love Goddess" and "Aphrodite of the Accordion" has made hundreds of guest and co-hosting appearances on such popular TV shows as "The View," "Late Night with David Letterman," "Larry King Live," "Entertainment Tonight," and "Comics Unleashed." Bonus: Now an ordained minister, Judy Tenuta will perform a select few nuptials during her performances.
$25 ($40 Limited to 40 VIPs)
Fri, Oct 1, 8pm; Sat, Oct 2, 10:15pm
Hart Of My Heart: A Musical Tribute To Lorenz Hart
Direct from her critically acclaimed performance as Norma Desmond in the Ogunquit Playhouse's production of Sunset Boulevard, Stefanie Powers makes a rare Bay Area appearance in a brand new show featuring the music of Lorenz Hart. Stefanie Powers is probably best known to audiences for her work on the very popular, long-running television series "Hart to Hart" with Robert Wagner. She began her career at age fifteen, dancing briefly for famed choreographer Jerome Robbins. Stefanie was under contract to Columbia Pictures for five years appearing in 15 motion pictures. In addition to her films, she has made dozens of TV guest appearances, over 20 mini-series and toured in many theatrical productions including Under the Yum Yum Tree, How the Other Half Loves, Sabrina, A View From the Bridge, Oliver! and Annie Get Your Gun. She appeared in the first revival of Applause, the musical version of All About Eve, Off-Broadway in The Vagina Monologues and took over for Elaine Page in the elaborate UK production of The King and I. She recently released her debut CD, "On the Same Page," a collection of tunes from the classic American songbook. Stefanie's long awaited memoire, "One From the Hart," will be available in the Fall of 2010. She is also co-founder and president of the William Holden Wildlife Foundation, established in 1982 as a public charity to continue the late actor's conservation work in Africa.
Sat, Oct 2, 8pm; Sun, Oct 3, 7pm
IN TWO WEEKS:
KAREL STANDS UP!
Uncensored, Unfiltered, Unhinged. Be prepared for the fastest and funniest two hours allowed by law as Karel Stands Up v6.0 hits the stage. Biting wit, splitting comedy, painful truths and hysterical life stories (and even a few parody songs thrown in) makes the stage show everything his radio show is and more. Karel is the host of the syndicated "The Karel Show" heard in San Francisco on KKGN Green960, Santa Cruz/Monterey on KRXA 540 AM, KYNS San Luis Obispo and KJRB Spokane. He has had #1 talk shows at Citadel/ABC's flagship station, KGO AM 810 San Francisco (#1 overall station) and for KFI AM 640 Los Angeles. Entertainment reporter and film critic for KNX 1070 Los Angeles (CBS), panelist on major news shows, columnist for the HuffingtonPost.com and fill in host for the likes of Bill Press on his national show, columnist for magazines such as Billboard and Advocate, his book of essays "You Can't Say That" published by Alyson Press was called one of the most biting of its time. His music is available at iTunes and other online stores and he maintains a blog, podcasts and message boards at www.thekarelshow.com. But it's the Karel that's live and on stage that is an instant sensation for anyone that sees him. Unafraid and uninhibited, Karel attacks the stage using current events as a springboard for comedy that has been compared to some of the greatest political and social satirists of all time. Don't miss it when Karel Stands Up near you.
Mon, Oct 4, 8pm
Something Cool With The Tammy Hall Trio
Join award-winning vocalist Veronica Klaus at her Rrazz Room debut! Veronica Klaus delivers a sizzling night of swinging jazz, romantic classics and soulful ballads with that extra Something Cool! Veronica is a critically acclaimed chanteuse who evokes the glamour and mystique of studio-era leading ladies with a bit of cool June Christy style, a glimmer of fiery blues inflections, and a voice that is purely her own. Join Veronica Klaus, renowned pianist Tammy Hall and her trio (including Daniel Fabricant on bass and Al Marshall on drums) for a very special evening of fire and ice: Something very Cool.
Tue, Oct 5, 8pm
REBECCA PARRIS & THE GEORGE MESTERHAZY TRIO
Rebecca Parris was born in Newton, Massachusetts on December 28, 1951. She was born of a family of musicians and educators. Rebecca performed from the age of 6, mostly in musical theatre. Her parents encouraged her to pursue the study of music. She studied with world-famous vocal coach, Blair MacClosky (her uncle) and attended the Boston Conservatory. Rebecca started her professional career in music working with various top 40's bands in the Northeast. She found that she preferred singing jazz and embarked upon a career in the jazz world. Rebecca has performed all over the world with her own groups, as well as with some of jazz's greatest legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Terry Gibbs, David "Fathead" Newman, Norman Simmons. Harold Jones, Andy Simpkins, Gerry Wiggins, Bill Cunliffe, Red Mitchell, Buster Cooper, Nat Pierce, and many others.
George Mesterhazy, an East coast pianist who is well known among the tight-knit casino entertainment industry, earned a Grammy® nomination performing with Shirley Horn on her album Loving You. He's also recorded with jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris and performed frequently at the Cape May Jazz Festival. Mr. Mesterhazy currently collaborates with the wonderful Paula West.
Wed-Thu, Oct 6-7, 8pm
Spend An Evening With The Lead Vocalist Of One Of The Most Famous Music Groups Of The '60s
Oct 8, 8pm; Oct 9, 7 and 9:30pm; Oct 10, 7pm $45-47.50:
Broadway entertainer, Tony nominee, teenage idol and international sensation, Davy Jones is finally coming to SAN FRANCISCO! With 70 million plus albums sold, his repetoire includes hits such as "Last Train to Clarksville," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "I'm a Believer," "Daydream Believer" and "Stepping Stone." From vast Las Vegas stages to family amphitheaters like Disney World and Busch Gardens, his talent and appeal crosses cultural and generational boundaries. With humor and friendly familiarity, he continues to woo audiences to this day. Davy Jones now brings his show to the most intimate of settings - our very own RRazz room. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic that only Davy Jones brings to the stage.
Oct 11, 18, 25, 8pm $25: Will Durst
Oct 12, 8pm; $40 ($50 at door):
Positively Touching - The 6th Annual Cabaret Evening To Benefit Positive Being
Oct 13-16, 8pm; Oct 17, 7pm $42.50-47.50: Russell Thompkins & The New Stylistics
**Oct 16, 8pm $49-99:
the RRazz room Concert Series @ The Historic Castro Theatre Presents:
Connie Francis With Full 21-Piece Orchestra
50th Anniversary Celebration Of "Where The Boys Are"
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Oct 19-23, 8pm; Oct 24, 4pm $42.50-50: Dame Cleo Lane
Oct 22-23, 10:30pm $20-30 (Limited VIP): Carly Ozard
Oct 24, 7pm $32.50: Jacqui Dankworth
Oct 26, 8pm $30: Bud E. Luv
Oct 27-29, 8pm; Oct 30, 7 and 9:30 pm; Oct 31, 7pm $45-47.50: Diane Schuur
Oct 29, 10:30pm $25: Countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy
Nov 1, 8pm $25: Will Durst
Nov 2, 8pm *$25-35 (Limited VIP): YouTube Sensation Miranda Sings
*Special 18 and under discounted tickets $17.50
Nov 3-5, 8pm; Nov 6, 9pm; Nov 7, 7:30pm $40-45: Sheryl Lee Ralph
Just Added~> Nov 4, 8pm: COURTNEY ACT
Nov 5-6, 10:30pm $25: Edie Beale
Nov 6, 7pm; Nov 7, 5pm; Nov 8, 8pm $35-45 (Limited VIP): Deana Martin
Nov 7, 2pm $35: Noah Griffin
Nov 9, 8pm $20: DiAnne Fraser
Nov 10, 8pm $30: Matthew Martin
Nov 11-12, 8pm; Nov 13-14, 7pm $35-47.50 (Limited VIP): Keiko Matsui
**Nov 12, 8pm $29.50-79.50:
the RRazz room Concert Series @ The Historic Castro Theatre Presents: Jennifer Holliday
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Nov 14, 3pm $20: Sharon Boucher
Nov 15, 8pm $30: Carol Luckenbach
Nov 17-20, 8pm; Nov 21, 7pm $40-45: Ruben Studdard
Nov 19-20, 10:15; Nov 21, 7:30pm $30: Jason Stuart & Michele Balan
Nov 22-24, 8pm $35: Faith Prince
Nov 26, 8pm; Nov 27, 7 & 9:30pm; Nov 28, 7pm $42.50: Ottmar Liebert
Nov 29, 8pm $75; Nov 30, 8pm $50: Donna Sachet's 18th Annual Songs Of The Season
Dec 1, 8pm $50: Donna Sachet's 18th Annual Songs Of The Season
Just Added~> Dec 2, 8pm: MARIA MULDAUR
Dec 3-4, 7 & 9:30pm $45-50: Eddie Money
Dec 5, 7pm $35: David Campbell
Dec 7-8, 8pm $25-30 (Limited VIP): Barb Jungr
Dec 9, 8pm $35-45 (Limited VIP): Lenny Williams
Dec 10-11, 8pm; Dec 12, 7pm $35-40: The Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra Featuring Juan Escovedo and Peter Michael
Dec 13, 8pm $25: Terese Geneco
Dec 15-16, 8pm; Dec 17-18, 7 and 10pm; Dec 19, 7pm $35-37.50: ConFunkShun featuring Michael Cooper
Dec 20-21, 8pm: Connie Champagne as Judy Garland
Dec 22, 8pm $30: Christmas in San Francisco with Russ Lorenson & Friends
Dec 23 $35: Gospel Christmas with Kim Nalley & Tammy Hall
Dec 25, 8pm $30: Bud E. Luv
Dec 26, 7pm; Dec 29-30, 8pm; Dec 31, 7:30 and 10:30pm $32.50-60: Kim Nalley
Jan 1, 8pm; Jan 2, 7pm $32.50-60: Kim Nalley
Jan 5, 8pm $25: Mads Tolling Quartet
Jan 6-8, 8pm: Jan 9, 7pm $40-42.50: The Three Degrees