The RRazz Room Announces Its Schedule of Upcoming Events
The RRazz Room announces its schedule of upcoming events. For tickets and more information, please call 800.380.3095 or visit: www.therrazzroom.com
Tickets are not on sale at: http://therrazzroom.com/eventlist11.html
The RRazz Room is located at:
Hotel Nikko 222 Mason Street (at Ellis) San Francisco, California 94102
KAREL STANDS UP! v3.3
Mon, 7/25, 8pm
It was in 2008 that Karel hit the stage live with Karel Stands Up!, an uncensored, unfiltered and unhinged look at the news, pop culture and life. Biting wit, splitting comedy, painful truths and hysterical life stories (and even a few parody songs thrown in) makes this one of the most unique and relevant stage shows of its kind. Part stand up, part political satire, part song, Karel Stands Up v3.3 (year three, third show) accelerates from the intro and doesn't hit the brakes, at all, ever.
Comedy, Political Satire, Song, LGBT
Blue Tango Tour
Mon, 8/8, 8pm
The "Blue Tango" show is Maria Volonte's exploration of the deep spiritual bond that joins tango and the blues, as two genres steeped in sin, born in brothels, censored yet always resurgent and speaking directly to our souls. Performing together with harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer, Maria's guitar and vocals fill the stage with the illicit pleasures of tango while Kevin's blues harmonica echoes with the distant whine of the solitary blues soul.
Sixth Annual Christmas in San Francisco with RUSS LORENSON and Friends with Special Guests: Tim Hockenberry, Wesla Whitfield and Paula West 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, Wesla Whitfield & Paula West, 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, LGBTPaula West with THE GEORGE MESTERHAZY QUARTET
Annual Eight-Week Residency
George Mesterhazy (Musical Director/Piano)
Ed Cherry (Guitar)
Barak Mori (Bass)
Jerome Jennings (Drums)
Tue, 1/10 2012, 8pm
Tue, 2/14 2012, 7pm VALENTINE'S DAY ($65 includes glass of champagne & chocolates)
Wednesdays: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29 2012, 8pm
Thursdays: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1 2012, 8pm
Fridays: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 2012 8pm
Saturdays: 2/25, 3/3 2012, 7 & 9:30pm
Sundays: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/4 2012, 7pm
Rarely has "The Great American Songbook" sounded so captivating as when sung by Paula West. Her rich, dusky voice has captured the hearts of critics and audiences alike. "Some voices are astringent like gin, some sweet like sherry," wrote Joe Brown in The San Francisco Chronicle. "West has a red wine voice - a deep, mellow Cabernet voice. And she's blessed with Ella-mentary precision and pitch control, too."
Jazz, Traditional Pop Singer Jason Dottley
XXX: My First 30 Years (Get Your Mind Outta the Gutter)
Sat, 2/4 2012, 10pm
Known on stage and television as "Ty" in "Sordid Lives", as well as for his Top 20 Billboard dance hits, Jason Dottley returns to the stage with his debut one-man show. From stories about how the tragically sudden death of his father at 18 influenced his music at 28, to meeting Madonna, stalking Britney Spears while at Christmas at Olivia Newton-John's home, and even getting the hives from a diva'd-up Rue McClanahan, XXX exposes both the humor and the sadness of Jason Dottley's first 30 years.
Pop, Musical Theatre Singer, LGBT
"Get Here" For an Evening of Musical Brilliance
Thu-Fri, 3/15-16 2012, 8pm
Sat, 3/17 2012, 7 & 9:30pm
Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut Platinum album Circle of One, and the hit single "Get Here" (a Brenda Russell composition), Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe with journeys of the heart via songs that draw deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of other music genres. Oleta's success has been solidified by four Grammy nominations. Oleta was recruited by the British band Tears for Fears in 1989.
Gospel, Soul, Jazz, British Pop Singer/Songwriter/Pianist
Annual RRazz Room Residency Watch For Details On This Very Special Four-Week Engagement
Musical Director, Tammy Hall
Tue, 6/19 2012, 8pm
Wednesdays: 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11 2012, 8pm
Thursdays: 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12 2012, 8pm
Fridays: 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13 2012, 8pm
Saturdays: 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14 2012, 8pm
Sundays: 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15 2012, 7pm
Awarded "Most Influential African American in the Bay Area," vocalist Kim Nalley, is already being called "legendary" and "San Francisco institution." With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz & blues vocalists, she is known for her ability to turn a chattering cocktail-sipping crowd into a rapt audience of lifelong fans in minutes. No trip to San Francisco is complete without seeing Kim Nalley perform.
Jazz, Blues Singer, LGBT
VERONICA KLAUS SINGS THE Peggy Lee SONGBOOK
with The Tammy Hall Trio
Tue-Wed, 5/31-6/1, 8pm
Encore Performances! Back By Overwhelming Demand For Two More Shows Only! San Francisco chanteuse Veronica Klaus returns to The RRazz Room with a brand new show featuring the music of Peggy Lee. Veronica's keen sensibility and eclectic taste guarantee an evening of intriguing musical selections, encompassing a broad range of material from jazz and pop to originals and obscure gems.
Cabaret, Jazz, Traditional Pop Singer with a trio, LGBT
World-Renowned Guitarist & Recording Artist
2011 GRAMMY Winner "Best Pop Instrumental Album"
for Take Your Pick with Tak Matsumoto
Thu-Fr, 6/2-3, 8pm
Sat, 6/4, 7 & 9:30pm
Four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, etc. "Take Your Pick" Won "Best Pop Instrumental Album with Tak Matsumoto at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards. New CD "Plays The Sound Of Philadelphia" (335 Records/Feb 15, 2011)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Pop, Rock, Classic Soul and R&B Guitarist. Trio show.
Winner 2011 George Benson Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner 2011 Grammy Best Pop Instrumental Album "Take Your Pick":
Larry Carlton and Takahiro "Tak" Matsumoto," the most renowned guitarist in all of Asia
THE ANITA COCKTAIL HOUR
Fri, 6/3, 10:15 - 11:15pm
San Francisco's very own bawdy, blond bouffant Chanteuse is back! Entertainer Anita Cocktail joins The RRazz Room in her new late night series debut: "The Anita Cocktail Hour." Saddle up with Red Hot Mama: Anita Cocktail for a "Honky Tonk Hootenanny" with a twist of titillating musical stylings to tease. A San Francisco treat of special guests and the down-home musical styling's of: The BJ's! A late night fandango of feathers and fringe not to be missed!
Special Guests: San Francisco's Jazz Cabaret Artist: Benn Bacot "The Bass of the Bay" and San Francisco's very own beloved Sho-Ho & Clownteuse: Sara Moore. 100% of proceeds to benefit: Anita's Cocktail Glass.
Blues, Rock, Latin, Pop and Jazz Honky Tonk Hootenanny, LGBT
Cabaret for the Late-Night Crowd.
Blame It On My Youth
Sun, 6/5, 3pm
For 50 years, she was "Lisa Grimaldi" on As The World Turns, but Eileen Fulton is no stranger to the stage. She performed as Honey in the original Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as well as Off-Broadway in The Fantasticks. She is the recipient of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award, and was inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame. This night will reveal the back-stories that daytime soap opera aficionado dreams are made of.
Legendary CBS Soap Opera Star, Broadway, Musical Theatre Singer
For a complete list of upcoming performances, call 800.380.3095 or visit: www.therrazzroom.com