COMING TO THE RRAZZ ROOM – Donna Sachet, Abigail Zsiga, David Campbell, Linda Kosut, Barb Jungr

Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

Monday—Wednesday, 11/29 – 12/1, 8:00 pm
A San Francisco Tradition! Donna Sachet brings all of her timely wit, unpredictable humor, and sensitive singing showmanship to this holiday benefit for the AIDS Emergency Fund. Donna is joined by talented musical friends from across the country. Lu Conrad presents a lavish pre-show Opening Night Reception: Monday, November 29th, at 6:30. Tickets are $75.00. Taste will be doing the catering (no host bar). The hosted champagne reception with the performers after the show is sponsored by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. The show continues Tuesday, 11/30 and Wednesday, 12/1, and so does the champagne reception following the performance. Guest performers include Paula West (Tuesday & Wednesday), Val Diamond (Monday), Abigail Zsiga, Sharon McNight, Vicki Shepard, SDK, and Kelly Houston.
Click on the photo to order tickets on-line: Donna’s 18th Annual


Sunday, 12/5, 3:00 pm

Abigail is known on dance floors across the world for hits like “You Set Me Free” and “Let The Joy Rise.” But it is her powerful voice that is rich with texture and emotion that has been enthralling audiences for years. Abigail returns to The Rrazz Room for an afternoon of holiday classics and material from her forthcoming albums “Be Still My Soul” and “Hush.” Not to be forgotten, Abigail will share intimate, stripped down versions of all our favorites from “Home… Again” and a few classics. One performance only Sunday, December 5th at 3:00 PM. Click here to order tickets on-line: ABIGAIL ZSIGA


Sunday, 12/5, 7:00 pm

David Campbell returns to his roots with the new album, On Broadway. The Masterworks Broadway recording includes musical theater classics plus the world premiere recording of “Goodbye” from the Broadway-bound musical Catch Me If You Can, written by Hairspray’s Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Campbell will perform material from On Broadway and more in a series of exclusive appearances in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning November 23rd. On Broadway sees David Campbell interpreting a host of beloved musical theater songs on record for the first time. Accompanied by a full orchestra conducted by Broadway maestro Rob Fisher, On Broadway combines songs from Campbell’s starring roles alongside musical theater standards. One of Australia’s biggest selling recording artists, David Campbell has also achieved considerable success in the United States. His critically acclaimed New York show at Rainbow & Stars marked him as the youngest performer ever to headline the iconic venue. With this success as a launch-pad, Campbell was soon in demand from Broadway’s most prestigious writers and directors. He was cast in the New York premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Saturday Night and played a leading role in New York City Center Encores! production of Babes In Arms. He released two highly praised recordings in the U.S. and has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning. In his native Australia, David Campbell has appeared on television, theater and cabaret, recorded four top ten albums, and sold out five concert tours from coast to coast. Campbell starred in several Australian musical productions including Les Misérables and Shout. He is signed to Sony Australia where he has released four albums, including On Broadway. One performance only! Sunday, December 5th at 7:00 PM.
Click here to order tickets on-line: DAVID CAMPBELL

Pairing songs with the same titles across genres and decades
Monday, 12/6, 8:00 pm

San Francisco favorite and Bistro/BMI Award-winning jazz and cabaret vocalist Linda Kosut presents her brand new show “By Any Other Name.” Lead by musical director John Simon, Linda’s band has some of the Bay Area’s top musicians including Tom Shader on bass, John Mader on drums and Tony Malfatti, on horns. What is “By Any other Name”? Songwriters can name their songs anything they want, including the same title of a previously published tune. Think “Time After Time” written in 1947 by Sammy Cahn and Julie Styne. Does it measure up to Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” of 1984? How about “All By Myself”? Which melody do you hear first? Eric Carmen’s from 1975 or the 1921 melody of Irving Berlin? Kosut and her band blend unexpected arrangements of jazz, pop and folk from across the decades. One night only! Monday, December 6th at 8:00 PM.
Click here to order tickets on-line: LINDA KOSUT


“The Men I Love: The New American Songbook”
Tuesday—Wednesday, 12/7-8, 8:00 pm

With rave reviews internationally and two New York awards, Barb Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, approach to arrangements and interpretation of song. Her acclaimed international releases on Linn Records and performances have brought her to the world stage and revealed her to be one of Europe’s most exciting voices. Born and raised in the northwest of England, Barb moved to London in the mid 1970s, where she became part of the early alternative cabaret circuit. Recording and performing live throughout the 1980s, in the mid 1990s, she began the song styling for which she has become highly acclaimed in the UK as one of Britain’s most important interpreters of contemporary songs and in particular the repertoire of Bob Dylan for which also she received rave reviews in New York. In the UK and New York, she plays to packed houses and was recently heralded in a feature about her work in the New York Times. Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements and great humor, and accompanied by the best pianists in New York and The UK, Jungr has been hailed in the UK as being “tantalisingly close to mass attention.” Barb is also a respected lyricist, writer and songwriter for a number of productions and producers. Hailed as “A British Pilaf,” Jungr’s latest CD, The Men I Love: The New American Songbook, was released on Allegro Records UK in May 2010 and has garnered critical acclaim. Barb Jungr plays Tuesday-Wednesday, December 7th-8th at 8:00 PM. Click here to order tickets on-line: BARB JUNGR

The RRazz room at Hotel Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street (at Ellis), San Francisco. Two-drink minimum for each show. For tickets call 866.468.3399 or visit: THE RRAZZ ROOM

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at:


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