Wesla Whitfield to Sing 'Lucky to be Me' at the RRazz Room 11/11-21
The RRazz Room, San Francisco's premier nightclub, will present the return engagement of San Francisco's first couple of Jazz and the Great American Songbook, Wesla Whitfield with THE MIKE GREENSILL TRIO from November 11 – 21. "Lucky To Be Me" will feature a retrospective of their illustrious recording career, including selections from the new CD – Best Things In Life: Live from the Rrazz Room – which was recorded during her annual run at the club and was released in November 2011. In addition to Greensill on piano, the show will feature John Wiitala on bass and Vince Lateano on drums.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by clicking here.
Wesla Whitfield is acclaimed as one of the most gifted performers with a deep love for the rich storehouse of musical treasures in the Great American Songbook. Though based in San Francisco, Whitfield also spends much of her time in New York, working such noted venues as Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival, NY Town Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall and Joe's Pub at New York's Public Theater.
Her solo symphonic appearances include the San Francisco Symphony as well as San Jose, Sacramento, Omaha, Stockton, Napa, Auburn, Concord Pavilion, Santa Rosa and California Symphonies. Whitfield has garnered numerous national television, radio and written media credits including "All Things Considered," "Fresh Air with Teri Gross," People Magazine, CBS Sunday Morning, New York Times Sunday Magazine, DownBeat Magazine profile and a feature in O Magazine.
Mike Greensill graduated from Leeds College of Music in England, toured Europe and the Far East and lived in Hong Kong before settling in San Francisco. Known in his role as musical director to Wesla Whitfield, with whom he has recorded twenty albums, Mike is also resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show "West Coast Live." Mike can also be caught playing jazz with his trio in many a Bay Area saloon and jazz club. As an arranger, in addition to his work with Wesla, Mike has had the opportunity to write for big bands and symphony orchestras including the Boston Pops and the San Francisco Symphony. Mike has also had the pleasure of accompanying such diverse talents as Rita Moreno, Margaret Whiting, Broadway stars Lillias White and Franc D'Ambrosio and jazz singers Madeline Eastman, Ann Hampton Callaway and Opie Bellas. Mike's latest CD, The Mike Greensill Trio – Live at the Plush Room, is available on-line at CD Baby and Amazon.com. He is currently in the middle of writing his magnum opus "Art of the Accompanist."