January 2011 Concerts @ the RRazz Room at Hotel Nikko San Francisco Announced

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Category: Nightlife
Soul, Jazz, Blues
Sat, Jan 1, 8pm
Sun, Jan 2, 7pm
$35
Two drink minimum
KIM NALLEY
Let The Good Times Roll
If you are not in a bon ton roulette frame of mind, then you've come to the wrong show, because feisty songstress Kim Nalley gives a jazz/blues thrill to New Years Eve that few performers can match, in the Bay Area or anywhere. San Francisco Chronicle says she has "pipes to burn and works the stage like she means it." A powerful blues singer, a jazz stylist who can put her stamp on American songbook standards, a soul drenched vintage R&B master, Nalley defies all categorization. Kim Nalley (vocals), Tammy Hall (piano), Michael Zisman (bass), Kent Bryson (drums) and Josh Workman (guitar).
the RRazz room at Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street (between Ellis and O'Farrell)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Info: 415.394.1189
Tickets: 800.380.3095, or click here.
For medium-res photo of Kim Nalley, click here.

Category: Nightlife
Great American Songbook, specifically 1932-1945
Tue, Jan 4, 8pm
$40
Two drink minimum
Franc D'Ambrosio
Franc D'Ambrosio is best known as the "Phantom" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award winning Musical, The Phantom of The Opera. Franc also starred as the opera singing son of Al Pacino in Godfather III where he sang the Academy Award winning theme song, "Speak Softly Love" (Brucia la Terra) both in the film and on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. His new show features more stories from Franc's colorful family, popular war songs from 1939-1946 and "Live At The RRazz Room" CD recording. Franc D'Ambrosio (vocals), Mary Fettig (saxophone/flute), Chris Barnes (trumpet/flugelhorn), Daniel Fabricant (bass), Russ Gold (drums).
222 Mason Street (between Ellis and O'Farrell)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Info: 415.394.1189
Tickets: 800.380.3095, or click here.
For high-res photo of Franc D'Ambrosio, click here.

Category: Nightlife
Jazz, Fusion, Progressive Rock
Wed, Jan 5, 8pm
$25
Two drink minimum
MADS TOLLING TRIBUTE TO JEAN-LUC PONTY
The Evolution Of Violin In Modern Music
France's own Jean-Luc Ponty has been at the forefront of jazz violin for decades. He has single-handedly brought the electric violin and the European tradition of great jazz-violin playing to the U.S. Jean-Luc Ponty met Danish violinist Mads Tolling at Berklee College of Music and recommended Mads to Stanley Clarke, where he has been a 6-year member in the Stanley Clarke Band. Mads has garnered two consecutive GRAMMY awards with Turtle Island Quartet. This tribute to Jean-Luc Ponty will include fresh takes on Ponty's recordings from Enigmatic Ocean to Imaginary Voyage. Mads Tolling (violin), Mike Abraham (guitar), George Ban-Weiss (acoustic/electric bass) and Eric Garland (drums).
the RRazz room at Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street (between Ellis and O'Farrell)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Info: 415.394.1189
Tickets: 800.380.3095, or click here.
For high-res photo of Mads Tolling, click here.
For high-res photo of Jean-Luc Ponty, click here.
For high-res photo of Mads Tolling Quartet, click here.

Category: Nightlife
Classic Soul and R&B
Thu-Sat, Jan 6-8, 8pm
Sun, Jan 9, 7pm
$40-42.50
Two drink minimum
THE THREE DEGREES
"When Will I See You Again?"
Discovered by producer and songwriter Richard Barrett circa 1963, The Three Degrees garnered their greatest successes with Philadelphia International Records under Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. The first song they recorded was with the studio band MFSB, entitled "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)," which was the theme song for Soul Train. Their third single "When Will I See You Again" was the one that hit mainstream. Today, the line-up consists of Valerie Holiday, Helen Scott and Cynthia Garrison.
the RRazz room at Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street (between Ellis and O'Farrell)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Info: 415.394.1189
Tickets: 800.380.3095, or click here.
For high-res photo of The Three Degrees, click here.

Category: Nightlife
Jazz, Pop, Great American Songbook, Cabaret
Sun, Jan 9, 3pm
Mon, Jan 10, 8pm
*$35
*Special 18 and under discounted tickets $17.50
Two drink minimum
Judy Butterfield
Under The Manhattan Moon
21-year-old Judy Butterfield recently received the coveted Julie Wilson Award at the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret Convention. Currently in her second year at Barnard College at Columbia University, Judy uses the music of the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen, as well as Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan to examine the life that she's living in Modern Day Manhattan in contrast to the love story of her grandparents that took place on the same streets two generations ago.
Tickets: 800.380.3095, or click here.
For high-res photo of Judy Butterfield, click here.


Category: Nightlife
Classic Soul, R&B, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Gospel
Tue-Sat, Jan 11-15, 8pm
Sun, Jan 16, 7pm
$40-45
Two drink minimum
MARTHA REEVES
Queen Of Motown
Named by Rolling Stone as one of music's "Top 100 Immortal Artists," Martha Reeves began her career singing at Detroit nightclubs, before Mickey Stevenson, head of A&R at a fledgling record company named Motown, discovered her. Reeves is the recipient of a Rhythm n' Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, and has been inducted in the Alabama, Soul, Rock and Roll, and Vocal Group halls of fame. She will present an up close and personal show of her hits, along with jazz, blues and gospel selections.
Tickets: 800.380.3095, or click here.
For high-res photo of Martha Reeves, click here.


Category: Nightlife
Jazz, Pop, Great American Songbook, Cabaret
Tuesdays: Jan 18 **Opening Night!, Mar 1, 8pm - $35

Wednesdays: Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 9, 8pm - $35
Thursdays: Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, 8pm - $40
Fridays: Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11, 8pm - $45
Saturdays: Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, 8pm - $45
Saturday, Feb 12, 7pm & 9:30pm - $45
Saturday, Mar 12, 7pm & 9:30 - $45
Sundays: Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 20, Mar 6, Mar 13, 7pm - $40
Sunday, February 13, 5pm - $40
♥ Monday, Feb 14, 7pm- includes complimentary chocolates and a complimentary glass of champagne! -$65.00
Two drink minimum
Paula West & THE GEORGE MESTERHAZY QUARTET
Annual RRazz room Eight-Week Residency!
With a particular dusky soulfulness, Paula West has captured the hearts of critics and audiences alike from coast to coast. Known and respected for her creative and distinct repertoire, West adds her own depth and drama to whichever song she chooses for the moment, creating whole new frameworks of meaning for American favorites. Without fail, the songs come from a place of sincerity. "In the end," she explains, "it's just getting the story across. To me, the words are the most important thing."
Tickets: 800.380.3095, or click here.
For high-res photo of Paula West, click here.


Category: Nightlife
Great American Songbook, Pop
Mon, Jan 24, 8pm
$35
Two drink minimum
Megan Hilty
Star of stage, television and film, Megan received rave reviews and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and LA Ovation Award nominations for her portrayal of DoraLee Roberts in Broadway's 9 to 5 The Musical. She made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked and went on to perform that role in the National Tour and in Los Angeles, where she also starred in Two by Two opposite Jason Alexander, Steve Weber, and Faith Prince. Megan is currently recording the animated film Dorothy of Oz.
Tickets: 800.380.3095, or click here.
For high-res photo of Megan Hilty, click here.


Category: Nightlife
Jazz, Pop, Great American Songbook, Cabaret, LGBT
Tue, Jan 25, 8pm
$25
Two drink minimum
VERONICA KLAUS
Lady Luck with The Tammy Hall Trio
Following her RRazz room debut, Veronica Klaus brings you her new show, "Lady Luck!" Bet on it being a fabulous night of sizzling jazz and charming cabaret! How lucky can you get? Backed by The Tammy Hall Trio, this is sure to be a beautiful night of music and mischief.
Tickets: 800.380.3095, or click here.
For high-res photo of Veronica Klaus, click here.


Category: Nightlife
Pop, Comedy, LGBT, Drag
Fri, Jan 28, 10:30pm
Sat, Jan 29, 10:30 pm
$25
Two drink minimum
Hedda Lettuce
Gives Great Hedda ~ The Best Of
Live Singing and Stand-Up Comedy Hedda Lettuce returns to San Francisco's Premiere Nightclub, the RRazz room, for her comedy tour de force titled: Gives Great Hedda ~ The Best Of. The show features some of Hedda's greatest material tossed in with brand new songs and comedic rantings.
Tickets: 800.380.3095, or click here.
For high-res photo of Hedda Lettuce, click here.

The RRazz room at Hotel Nikko is San Francisco's premiere nightclub, offering the finest in world-class Cabaret, Jazz, Comedy and Popular music entertainment. This intimate and acoustically perfect venue has been the home for past performers such as: Ashford & Simpson, Oleta Adams, Larry Carlton, Bobby Caldwell, Spyro Gyra, Hiroshima, Diane Schuur, Ben Vereen, Martha Reeves, Miki Howard, The Zapp Band, ConFunkShun, Pete Escovedo, Freda Payne, Sally Kellerman, Lil' Kim, Angela Bofill, Australia's Thunder From Down Under, Taylor Hicks, Marlena Shaw, Mary Wilson, Janis Paige, Stefanie Powers, Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics, Dame Cleo Laine, Jacqui Dankworth, Keiko Matsui, Ruben Studdard, Eddie Money and David Campbell. Host-escorted seating assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open 90 minutes prior to show. The Rrazz Room is a two-drink minimum, all-ages venue, and tickets are non-refundable. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to showtime, or your party may not be guaranteed seats together. There is a mandatory, two-drink minimum per person. Arrivals after scheduled showtime are subject to standing room only status. Limited Club R VIP Memberships available: 415.394.1189 or Kris@TheRrazzRoom.com

 

Additional helpful information: The RRazz room Lounge and Bar is open daily from 2PM - 12AM. Happy Hour is from 2PM - 6PM, seven days a week. Dress Code is upscale casual. Inappropriate attire is: ripped jeans, flip-flops, baseball caps and jerseys. No audio nor video recording without prior approval. Please silence cell phones and refrain from use during performances. With a RRazz Room validation, parking at the Mason O'Farrell Garage is $12 (up to five hours) and $15 (up to ten hours). Enter the garage from Mason or O'Farrell Streets.

Photo Credit: Gulnara Khamatova

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