Holiday Concerts at The Rrazz Room

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

CONNIE CHAMPAGNE – As Judy Garland
Monday and Tuesday, December 20th & 21st, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $30. Two Drink Minimum
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and CD Release Party!
What’s Christmas without Judy Garland? Come celebrate the Holidays the Garland-way, with an evening of holiday songs, special guests and Santa Claus – in the spirit of Judy’s 1963 television special. With special guests: Tom Orr (as Santa), Mark Sargent (as Ethel Merman), the infamous Heklina (as Liza, 12/20), and Keith Carames (as Liza, 12/21).
Click here to order tickets on-line: CONNIE CHAMPAGNE

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Connie Champagne and Russ Lorenson
Photo credits, Kent Taylor and Lisa Keating

RUSS LORENSON & FRIENDS – Christmas In San Francisco
Wednesday, December 22nd, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $40. Two Drink Minimum

Skip the Christmas caroling and spend a cozy winter’s evening with Russ Lorenson and his special guests as they celebrate a jazzy Christmas, San Francisco style! An annual Rrazz Room tradition, there’s something for everyone in this swinging evening of jingle jazz. Carly Ozard, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy and Veronica Klaus with Kelly Park, Musical Director Russ Lorenson is heard each year on “The Bay Area’s Official Christmas Station – 96.5 KOIT-FM” with his recording of “Christmas in San Francisco,” a holiday favorite for Bay Area listeners. Russ has established a reputation as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading interpreters of jazz standards, with a sound and approach that place him at the intersection of Broadway, jazz, and pop – the very essence of the Great American Songbook.
Click here to order tickets on-line: RUSS LORENSON

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KIM NALLEY — BUD E. LOVE (Photo, Susan Munroe)

KIM NALLEY & TAMMY HALL – A Gospel Christmas
Thursday, December 23rd, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $35. Two Drink Minimum.
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 Michael Zisman (electric bass) and Kent Bryson (drums). Expect several special guest and a few sing-a-longs in at this rollicking joyous concert.
Click here to order tickets on-line: KIM NALLEY & TAMMY HALL

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW WITH BUD E. LOVE
Saturday, December 25th, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $30. Two Drink Minimum.
The RRazz room is proud to present a man who has graced stages worldwide for over 30 years. The King of Swing. The Father of Folk. The man who put the Boss in the Bossa Nova. Accompanied by full orchestra, the evening includes themes from the movies and songs from Broadway shows. Ladies and Gentlemen, he’s not having a perfect hair day, he’s having a perfect hair decade.
Click here to order tickets on-line: BUD E. LOVE

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KIM NALLEY. Photo, Gulnara Khamatova

KIM NALLEY – Let The Good Times Roll
Sunday, December 26th, 7:00 pm. Tickets: $32.50
Wednesday and Thursday, December 29th & 30th, 8:00 pm. Tickets: $35
Friday, December 31st, 7:00 pm. Tickets: $60
Friday, December 31st, 10:30 pm. Tickets: $135: includes party favors, champagne toast at midnight, countdown to 2011, and post show buffet.
Two Drink Minimum.
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. 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.
Click here to order tickets on-line: KIM NALLEY

WALLIN & BARRETTA – Tribute To Italian Singers
Monday, December 27th, 8:00 pm. Tickets: $25
Two Drink Minimum

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WALLIN & BARRETTA

Larry Wallin & Rick Barretta have been keeping the legacy alive for 15 years, performing their popular act in Vegas nightclubs, at corporate events, and leading venues from Livermore, Monterey to Palm Springs. Their monthly no-holds-barred, sold-out performances where they reprise the songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Louie Prima, Perry Como, Frankie Avalon, and others in the style of the original singers, has become a pilgrimage for fans of these iconic vocalists.
Click here to order tickets on-line: WALLIN & BARRETTA – Tribute To Italian Singers

LEANNE BORGHESI, JESSICA COKER & SOILA HUGHES, with the GRAHAM SOBELMAN TRIO
B.O.O.B.S.! Defying Gravity
Tuesday, December 28th, 8:00 pm.
Two Drink Minimum

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B.O.O.B.S.! – Leanne Borghesi (center), Jessica Coker and Soila Hughes

Join Leanne Borghesi, Jessica Coker and Soila Hughes in a 90 min titillating musical journey as Busty, Outrageous, Over-the-Top, Broads, Singing defy the gravitational pull of life with class, sass and powerhouse vocals! Fall into the musical cleavage of this year’s hottest comedic cabaret experience with the musical styling of: The Graham Sobelman Trio! An evening of harmonies, shimmy shakin’ talent and a variety of music to tantalize, “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want a pair of your own!”
Click here to order tickets on-line: B.O.O.B.S.! Defying Gravity

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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 AllExperts.com. 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: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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