The RRazz Room Hosts A 'Season of Giving'

The RRazz Room Hosts A 'Season of Giving'

Beginning Thursday, December 1 through Friday, December 30, The RRazz Room will celebrate its first annual "Season of Giving," a benefit to raise funds for San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits making a difference in our communities. 100% of the proceeds will be donated. Patrons will be asked at the end of each performance to donate whatever they can, in the spirit of love. This year's "Season of Giving" benefits the Bay Area nonprofit organization BREAD & ROSES. Founded in 1974 by singer-songwriter Mimi Fariña (sister of Joan Baez), BREAD & ROSES brings hope and healing through live music to isolated individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Every day, they bring the healing power of live music to children undergoing chemotherapy, teens battling substance abuse, families in homeless shelters, seniors nearing the end of life transition, and others living apart from friends and family while facing challenging times. During the past year, with the help of 1,500 volunteers, they uplifted 28,000 individuals being cared for in 120 Bay Area facilities by presenting more than 600 live performances. Visit the BREAD & ROSES website for more information: http://breadandroses.org/

JUST ADDED:
VERONICA KLAUS & HER TRIO
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Sat, 12/31, 7:30pm $45
***Sat, 12/31, 10:30pm $65
***Includes champagne toast at midnight, party favors and countdown to 2012.
Join Veronica Klaus and her trio as she brings in the New Year with her signature mix of jazz and cabaret, sly humor and sophistication, romance and experience! Veronica is so excited to be sharing a celebration of the New Year and a new beginning with her stellar musicians, The RRazz Room and you, presenting two shows inaugurating a new performance space at the intimate R2!
Jazz and Cabaret Singer

ISE LYFE
Hosted by Nikki Thomas of 102.9FM KBLX and the Nikki Thomas Network
Fri-Sat, 1/20-21, 10pm
$20 ($30 Ltd VIP ~ 30 seats)
One of the greatest young performers in the nation, HBO Def poet and Hip-Hop artist Ise Lyfe performing a musical and spoken word tribute to DR. Martin Luther King Jr. More...
Poet, Hip-Hop and Spoken Word artist

THIS WEEK:
Sixth Annual Christmas in San Francisco with RUSS LORENSON and Friends
with Special Guests: Tim Hockenberry, Carly Ozard and More!
Kelly Park (Musical Director/Piano)
Tony Malfatti (Sax/Clarinet/Flute)
Daniel Fabricant (Bass)
Kent Bryson (Drums)
Mon, 12/12, 8pm
$30
Skip the Christmas caroling this year and spend a cozy winter's evening with Russ Lorenson and his special guests: Tim Hockenberry, Carly Ozard and more, as they celebrate six years of jazzy Christmases, San Francisco style! With songs by such great composers and lyricists as Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, and Frank Loesser, there's something for everyone in this swinging evening of jingle jazz. 
Crooner, Jazz, Traditional Pop, Swing, LGBT

Franc D'Ambrosio
Christmas In New York
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/Actor, LGBT

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

NEXT WEEK:
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 with TAMMY HALL & 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 Josh Workman (guitar), Jeff Chambers (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

IN TWO WEEKS:
KIM NALLEY & HOUSTON PERSON
A Soulful Jazz New Year
Tue-Fri, 12/27-30, 8pm $30-40
Sat, 12/31, 7:30pm $75
**Sat, 12/31, 10:30pm, $150
Sun, 1/1 2012 7pm $30
**Includes party favors, countdown to 2012, champagne toast at midnight and post-show buffet
Recently named one of the "Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area," Kim Nalley has an intl reputation as one of world's best jazz blues vocalists. Described as "jazz's working class hero, a true man of the people," Houston Person came to national attention with a series of soulful albums recorded for Prestige in the 1960s. Person's fame grew still more with his successful 30-year musical partnership with vocalist Etta Jones. Nalley & Person join forces for A Soulful Jazz New Year. 
Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Folk, Gospel Singer, LGBT

CLICK HERE FOR 2012 PERFORMANCES @ THE RRAZZ ROOM

The RRazz Room, San Francisco's premier nightclub, offers the finest in world-class Classic Soul, R&B, Traditional Pop, Jazz, Comedy, Revue and Cabaret 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, Ottmar Liebert, Diane Schuur, Ben Vereen, Martha Reeves, Miki Howard, The Zapp Band, Con Funk Shun, Pete Escovedo feat. Juan & Peter Michael Escovedo, Freda Payne, Cloris Leachman, Sally Kellerman, Kenny G, Lil' Kim, The Angela Bofill Experience, Australia's Thunder From Down Under, All-4-One, Taylor Hicks, Marlena Shaw, Mary Wilson, Janis Paige, Mark Curry, Stefanie Powers, Davy Jones, Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics, Dame Cleo Laine, Jacqui Dankworth, Keiko Matsui, Ruben Studdard, Eddie Money, David Campbell, Barb Jungr, Lenny Williams, Paula West, Kim Nalley, Wesla Whitfield, Amanda McBroom, Cece Peniston, Jon Secada, Marilu Henner, Lynda Carter, Betty Buckley, Pia Zadora, Jerry Butler, Peter Asher, Judy Collins, The Shirelles feat. Legendary Original Member and Co-Founder BEverly Lee, Megan Mullallay and Rachelle Ferrell. Host-escorted seating assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open 60 minutes prior to show. The RRazz Room is a two-drink minimum, all-ages venue, and tickets are non-refundable. Limited Club R VIP Memberships available: 415.394.1189 or Kris@TheRRazzRoom.com

Additional helpful information: The RRazz Lounge and Bar is open daily at 2pm. 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. Absolutely no flash photography. Please silence cell phones, refrain from use, and keep conversations to a whisper during performances. With a validation from The RRazz Room, parking at the Mason O'Farrell Garage is $12 (up to five hours). Enter the garage from Mason or O'Farrell Streets.