BMI/Bistro Award winner & MAC Award nominee jazz and cabaret vocalist LINDA KOSUT begins a new 6-show series at San Francisco’s prestigious nightclub, The Rrazz Room at the Nikko Hotel . The series began with her sold-out concert, “When I’m 64!” on Monday, March 22, 2010. The second show in the series “When Worlds collide – Cabaret Meets Rhythm & Blues” with Kosut and Jack Pollard, was held on April 26. The remaining shows in the series will have Linda sharing the stage and/or introducing other talent from the Bay Area as well as out-of-towners.REMAINING DATES: Mondays in 2010 – May 17, June 14, September 20 and December 6. TIME : 8:00pm. COVER : $25 (advance purchase) + 2-drink min. RESERVATIONS : TicketWeb: http://www.ticketweb.com or (866) 468-3399. More info: http://www.lindakosut.com
Kosut dons “two hats” for this series – those of producer and performer. As producer, she has invited other performers to debut at the Rrazz Room – from New York, Seattle and San Francisco. As performer, she will as well perform, sharing the stage with her invited guests.
May 17 – When Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Linda introduces to San Francisco audiences, well-known Seattle performer,Drag Chanteuse, Arnaldo! Linda will pay tribute to the “boys” of music including Springsteen, Newman, Carmichael, Brown Jr., etc., while Bistro-Award winner, Arnaldo! will present his acclaimed Eartha Kitt tribute show. Arnaldo!, a soloist with the Seattle Men’s Chorus, has performed with SMC in some of the major concert halls in the US, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. He has performed his one-person cabaret shows in Portland, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Puerto Vallarta and New York. In 2005, he completed the Cabaret Summer Conference Workshop at Yale University. In 2006, a group of cabaret performers spearheaded by Arnaldo! started the Pacific Northwest Cabaret Associationhttp://www.dragchanteuse.com
Musical Director for Linda: Max Perkoff, piano and trombone (http://www.maxperkoff.com)
Musical Director for Arnaldo: Bob Bruneau (Seattle)
The Band: Sam Bevan, bass (http://www.sambevan.com); Paul Van Wageningen, drums (http://www.freddyclarke.com/paul-van-wageningen/)
June 14 – When the Natives Get Restless. When Nancy Tierney (affectionately named the “Diva of the North Bay”) upped and moved to New York in 2009, her Bay Area fans were devastated. And now, at the behest of Kosut, Tierney is coming “home” to give her fans a taste of that very special Nancy Tierney style. Linda, a native New Yorker who’s put down roots in California, and Nancy, a native 4th-generation Californian who’s recently moved to New York … well, there’s some fun to be had with this bi-coastal transplant concept . “A truly wonderful performer… A performance by Nancy is an experience of the senses. She draws you into the show, not only because of the quality of her talent, but her stage presence pulls you in and keeps you completely entertained and captivated.” – Ted Williams, KJZY/KZST Radio. http://www.nancytierney.com
The Band: John Simon, piano (www.myspace.com/johnsimonmusic); Tom Shader, bass; Alan Hall, drums (http://www.jazzdrumming.com); Tony Malfatti, horns (http://www.tonymlive.com)
September 20 – New Stars of the Rrazz Room. As co-founders of Kitchenette Productions , Linda and Lua Hadar (producer and world music vocalist), along with Musical Director Barry Lloyd, will present four up-and-coming rising stars of the jazz and cabaret scene of San Francisco who will be stepping onto the Rrazz Room stage for their first time. This will be a very exciting evening as we present a variety of performers and styles. The Band: Barry Lloyd, piano. Bass, TBD.
for more info: http://www.kitchenetteproductions.com and http://www.singoutloudSF.com
Lua hadar: http://www.luahadar.com
December 6 – A solo concert. Kosut’s last performance at the Rrazz Room in 2010 is a concept show that has been in the works for most of this year. More about this show in the future, but for sure Kosut will bring her unique entertainment style and skill to it. The Band: TBA.
ABOUT LINDA KOSUT
Known for her warmly dark sound, an engaging presence and strong acting chops, Linda blends cabaret and jazz styles into sparkling renditions of songs of differing genres. Don Heckman, International Review of Music and jazz critic to the Los Angeles Times says of Linda “ [this] amazing Bay Area canary brings her skills as an actress to her insightful interpretations of songs underscored with a fusion of jazz, pop and folk.” Linda has performed to full houses at New York’s Iridium Jazz Club to San Francisco’s Yoshi’s and The Rrazz Room.
Via EPR Network
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