Feinstein's at the Nikko Welcomes Lady Rizo, 2/6-7
Fresh off sell-out runs and rave reviews in the U.K. at London's Soho Theatre, Edinburgh's Fringe Festival and New York City's Joe's Pub, Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Rizo to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Thursday, February 6 (8 p.m.) and Friday, February 7 (8 p.m.). Called a "winkingly sexy chanteuse" by Time Out New York, Lady Rizo will perform songs off her recently released, highly anticipated debut album, "Violet." Tickets for Lady Rizo range in price from $25 - $35 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein's at the Nikko by Executive Chef Philippe Striffeler, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.
Though it is rumored that she is the product of a night of unrestrained indulgence between Peggy Lee, Mel Brooks, Nina Simone, Dean Martin and Janis Joplin, the truth is Lady Rizo was raised by theatrical gypsies with the highest show business ethics. When she almost looked of age she rebelled against the comforting, unscrubbed, rustic life and set out for a world of harsh metropolitan sophisticates.
The "Cabaret Superstar" (New York Magazine), comedienne and chanteuse revives the genre by creating vintage arrangements & theatrical explorations of pop songs from every decade. Lady Rizo (aka Amelia Zirin-Brown) co-created the cult "caburlesque" spectacular Lady Rizo & the Assettes in 2005.
Since then, the diva has taken her act solo with great success. In January 2010, she won her first Grammy on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma that was released on an album featuring Diana Krall, James Taylor and Alison Krauss, among others. She also sings and records with multi-platinum recording artist Moby and was nominated for an MVPA for the choreography the video for the single "New York, New York" featuring Debbie Harry.
She debuted in the United Kingdom in 2012 and took home the inaugural TO&ST Award, given to the best cabaret performer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She then sold-out in London and brought her side-splitting repartee and breathtaking voice to the West Coast and Melbourne, Australia before recording her debut album, Violet, in San Francisco and Brooklyn.
She was the mistress of ceremonies for New York City hotspot The Darby, a decadent modern supperclub in the West Village. In the same location as the legendary nightclub Nell's, she performed her pop arrangements there nightly to entertain music luminaries like Prince, Ashford and Simpson, Beyonce and Jay-Z.
A proud recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in 2010, she performed her sold out show monthly at Joe's Pub for years and was commissioned for a full length piece by The Public Theater that premiered as part of the New York Voices series in November 2011.
All seating at Feinstein's at the Nikko is cabaret style and available on a first-come, first-served basis within the section purchased. Guests who purchase the prix-fixe dinner at Restaurant Anzu will receive a complimentary section upgrade (subject to availability) and get to choose their exact seat locations within the upgraded section.
Guests of Feinstein's at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko's lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko's intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein's at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100.For additional information on Lady Rizo, visit: www.ladyrizo.com.