The RRazz Room Welcomes Francis, Rivers And More

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The Rrazz Room at hotel Nikko is a sophisticated night club offering the finest in the world class cabaret, jazz, comedy and popular music entertainment.

THIS WEEK:

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
$25
#glbt #political #social #satire #comedy
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/karel.html

VERONICA KLAUS
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
$25
#glbt #drag #jazz #cabaret
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/veronica_k.html

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
$35
#jazz #theatre #greatameericanstandards #cabaret
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/RebeccaP10.html

Davy Jones
Spend An Evening With The Lead Vocalist Of One Of The Most Famous Music Groups Of The '60s
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.
Fri, Oct 8, 8pm; Sat, Oct 9, 7 and 9:30pm; Sun, Oct 10, 7pm
$45-47.50
#pop #teenidol #themonkees #popcultureclassic
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/DavyJ10.html

NEXT WEEK:

Will Durst
In A State Of Confusion
Durst is a regular commentator for audible.com, Air America, CNN, FOX NEWS and NPR, writes a nationally syndicated op-ed column, daily website jokes-yet still finds time to perform hundreds of comedy shows every year-at clubs, corporate events, theaters and benefits. He has racked up more than 400 television appearances in 14 different countries while slinging jokes around the globe in his one man crusade to make people laugh out loud on purpose against their will.
Mondays: Oct 11, 8pm
$25
#political #social #satire #comedy
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/WillD10II.html

RUSSELL THOMPKINS & THE NEW STYLISTICS
"Stop, Look, Listen" ... To The Legendary
For over 30 years, Russell Thompkins Jr was the original lead singer of the Stylistics. His impeccable falsetto voice led the group to international fame and recognition. Russell had the opportunity to work with such greats as Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Burt Bacharach, Carol Bayer Sager, Van McCoy, Teddy Randazzo, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Dexter Wansel, Cynthia Biggs, Preston Glass, Maurice Starr, and Jeff Tyzik. Russell's distinctive falsetto was the driving force and the backbone of the original Stylistics and it earned them: * (7) gold albums * (5) gold singles * (2) double gold singles * (8) platinum albums * (1) double platinum album * (4) platinumsingles along with a Grammy nomination in 1974 for "You make Me Feel Brand New," and a plaque on the Walk of Fame in 1994, in center city Philadelphia, including various awards and trophies from around the world. In May of 2004 they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
Wed-Sat, Oct 13-16, 8pm; Sun, Oct 17, 7pm
$42.50-47.50
#classicsoul #r&b
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/russel_t.html

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"
The most prolific female rock 'n' roll hit-maker of the early rock era, Connie Francis has recorded songs in 9 different languages, which made her an international star. Her grand and powerful voice produced many hits including "Who's Sorry Now," "Where the Boys Are," "Stupid Cupid," "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You," "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," "Mama," "My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own," and many more.
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Tickets: 415.392.4400
**Oct 16, 8pm
$49-99
#pop #popcultureclassic #50thanniversary #wheretheboysare #castrotheatre #lgbt
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/ConnieF10-10.html

IN TWO WEEKS:

Will Durst
In A State Of Confusion
Durst is a regular commentator for audible.com, Air America, CNN, FOX NEWS and NPR, writes a nationally syndicated op-ed column, daily website jokes-yet still finds time to perform hundreds of comedy shows every year-at clubs, corporate events, theaters and benefits. He has racked up more than 400 television appearances in 14 different countries while slinging jokes around the globe in his one man crusade to make people laugh out loud on purpose against their will.
Mondays: Oct 18, 8pm
$25
#political #social #satire #comedy
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/WillD10II.html

DAME CLEO LANE
Join the legendary Dame Cleo Laine as she embarks on her first tour since the passing of her husband, Sir John Dankworth. Spontaneity is the catchword for Miss Laine's choice of repertoire, but her programs always include substantial representation from the great Broadway composers, almost inevitably including the work of the great George Gershwin. From the world of jazz, Ms. Laine frequently pays tribute to the unforgettable music of Duke Ellington. Of course, no Cleo Laine program would be complete without a sprinkling of her famous Shakespeare settings, some of them by her late husband Sir John Dankworth. Ms. Laine is thrilled to return to San Francisco to once again delight her fans with warm memories from a passing age in music and an iconic voice that has moved generations.
Tue-Sat, Oct 19-23, 8pm; Sun, Oct 24, 4pm
$42.50-50
#britishroyalty #johndankworth #jazz #greatamericanstandards #cabaret
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/CleoL10.html

CARLY OZARD
Ever since Carly discovered the voice of Freddie Mercury, she has been in love with his theatrical, rocker glam persona. Freddie Mercury could sing anything...in any style, and that alone is an art to celebrate. After covering and loving his music for years, Ms. Ozard and musical director Joe Wicht are creating "Somebody To Love: My Musical Tribute to Freddie Mercury." Carly will be Queen for a day, paying homage to her idol, and sharing historic and interesting facts about Mercury's public and intimate lifestyle. Carly relates to Mercury's flair for theatrical and dramatic performing, incorporating his work into a night of fabulous cabaret.
Fri-Sat, Oct 22-23, 10:30pm
$20 ($30 Limited VIP)
#pop #rock #freddiemercury #cabaret
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/CarlyO10Oct.html

JACQUI DANKWORTH
Jacqui Dankworth, the imaginative, moving, and adventurous vocalist in concert with her stellar group of musicians, celebrates the release of her new album, 'Back To You'. A stunning collection of originals either written or co-written by Jacqui, along with a selection from her favourite songwriters including James Taylor, Sting and Randy Newman. Jacqui Dankworth Already established as one the United Kingdom's leading jazz vocalists, Jacqui's live concert showcases her unique versatility and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres, drawing on jazz, folk, soul and blues, as well as her acute sensibility as a songwriter and lyricist.
Sun, Oct 24, 7pm
$32.50
#johndankworth #cleolaine #jazz #folk #soul #blues
http://therrazzroom.com/10Artist/CleoL10.html

OCTOBER 2010:
Will Durst
Mon, Oct 25, 8pm
$25
BUD E. LUV
Tue, Oct 26, 8pm
$30
DIANE SCHUUR
Wed-Fri, Oct 27-29, 8pm; Sat, Oct 30, 7 and 9:30 pm; Sun, Oct 31, 7pm
$45-47.50
COUNTESS KATYA SMIRNOFF-SKYY
Fri, Oct 29, 10:30pm
$25

NOVEMBER 2010:
Will Durst
Mon, Nov 1, 8pm
$25
YouTube Sensation Miranda Sings
Tue, Nov 2, 8pm
*$25-35 (Limited VIP) *Special 18 and under discounted tickets $17.50
Sheryl Lee RALPH
Wed-Thu, Nov 3-5, 8pm; Sat, Nov 6, 9pm; Sun, Nov 7, 7:30pm
$40-45
COURTNEY ACT
Thu, Nov 4, 8pm
$20
EDIE BEALE
Fri-Sat, Nov 5-6, 10:30pm
$25
DEANA MARTIN
Sat, Nov 6, 7pm; Sun, Nov 7, 5pm; Mon, Nov 8, 8pm
$35 ($45 Limited VIP)
NOAH GRIFFIN
Sun, Nov 7, 2pm
$35
DiAnne Fraser
Tue, Nov 9, 8pm
$20
MATTHEW MARTIN
Wed, Nov 10, 8pm
$30
KEIKO MATSUI
Thu-Fri, Nov 11-12, 8pm; Sat-Sun, Nov 13-14, 7pm
$35 ($47.50 Limited VIP)
the RRazz room Concert Series @ The Historic Castro Theatre Presents:
Jennifer Holliday
**Fri, Nov 12, 8pm
$29.50-79.50
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Tickets: 415.392.4400
SHARON BOUCHER
Sun, Nov 14, 3pm
$20
CAROL LUCKENBACH
Mon, Nov 15, 8pm
$30
Just Added~> Ruben Studdard
Wed-Sat, Nov 17-20, 8pm; Sun, Nov 21, 7pm
$40-45
11/21, 4pm new show time~> JASON STUART & MICHELE BALAN
Fri-Sat, Nov 19-20, 10:15; Sun, Nov 21, 4:00 pm
$30
Faith Prince
Mon-Wed, Nov 22-24, 8pm
$35
OTTMAR LIEBERT
Fri, Nov 26, 8pm; Sat, Nov 27, 7 & 9:30pm; Sun, Nov 28, 7pm
$42.50
Donna Sachet
Mon, Nov 29, 8pm $75; Tue, Nov 30, 8pm $50

DECEMBER 2010:
Donna Sachet
Wed, Dec 1, 8pm
$50
MARIA MULDAUR
Thu, Dec 2, 8pm
$35
EDDIE MONEY
Fri-Sat, Dec 3-4, 7 & 9:30pm
$45-50
David Campbell
Sun, Dec 5, 7pm
$35
Barb Jungr
Tue-Wed, Dec 7-8, 8pm
$25 ($30 Limited VIP)
Lenny WillIAMS
Thu, Dec 9, 8pm
$35 ($45 Limited VIP)
THE PETE ESCOVEDO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
FEATURING JUAN ESCOVEDO AND Peter Michael ESCOVEDO
Fri-Sat, Dec 10-11, 8pm; Sun, Dec 12, 7pm
$35-40
TERESE GENENCO
Mon, Dec 13, 8pm
$25
ConFunkShun FEATURING Michael Cooper
Wed-Thu, Dec 15-16, 8pm; Fri-Sat, Dec 17-18, 7 and 10pm; Sun, Dec 19, 7pm
$35-37.50
CONNIE CHAMPAGNE as Judy Garland
Mon-Tue, Dec 20-21, 8pm
$30
CHRISTMAS IN SAN FRANCISCO WITH RUSS LORENSON & FRIENDS
Wed, Dec 22, 8pm
$30
GOSPEL CHRISTMAS WITH KIM NALLEY & TAMMY HALL
Thu, Dec 23
$35
BUD E. LUV
Sat, Dec 25, 8pm
$30
KIM NALLEY
Sun, Dec 26, 7pm; Wed-Thu, Dec 29-30, 8pm; Fri, Dec 31, 7:30 and 10:30pm
$32.50-60
Just Added~> WALLIN & BARRETTA
Mon, Dec 27, 8pm
$25
Just Added~> LEANNE BORGHESI, JESSICA COKER and SOILA HUGHES
Tues, Dec 28, 8pm
$25

2011
KIM NALLEY
Sat, Jan 1, 8pm; Sun, Jan 2, 7pm
$32.50-6

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