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Frank Silletti and daughter Ava Vukic return to Feinstein's at the Nikko to celebrate the release of their first CD, Yours and Mine - The Judy & Liza Effect. The "Judy and Liza effect" is the precise moment the climactic note of a Garland or Minnelli song, or even just a word or phrase, grabs you, holds you, and makes you want to break free from the ordinary and burst out in song. It has inspired generations to do exactly that. Frank has been under the influence since childhood and now Ava has the bug too. In this special performance and CD release, father and daughter honor the work of mother and daughter with performances of their iconic songs by Harold Arlen, Kander & Ebb, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Roger Edens, and others.
Just in time for Mardi Gras come musical mayhem, marching band madness, and a powerful blow-out-the-windows sound. These qualities are the hallmarks of San Francisco's most raucous and sought-after New Orleans fusion band, the Brass Mafia. The ensemble includes trombone, trumpet, sax, drums, and tuba. Together they perform music from different decades and continents as well as unexpected mash-ups and some of their originals. They are joined onstage by guest vocalist Yvette Pylant.
The Brass Mafia emphasize heavy backbeats, creative improvisation, and unique arrangements. They have been featured at events for SFJAZZ, San Francisco's annual Fat Tuesday parade, and have collaborated with Lyrics Born, Thomas Dolby, Peter Rowan, and Nicki Bluhm.
Versatile singer, trumpeter, and bandleader Chris Norton was influenced by the hypnotic jazz stylings of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis. As Chris developed his craft, he found his voice — literally. The instrumentalist evolved into a talented vocalist as well. He has performed at NY Fashion Week as well as for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, headlined the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Party, galas for the Whitney Museum and amFAR, corporate events for Omega, Montblanc, Campari, and the NFL, giving each audience his expert interpretation of jazz standards.
Chris Norton is backed by the Konrad Paszkudzki Trio, whose aesthetic can be summed up in three words: mood, sizzle, and swing. Direct, simple, yet intriguing, they improvise solo narratives with toe-tapping nonchalant grace. There is something humble in this approach, but the attitude with which the music is delivered is one of confident passion.
The classic American musical film from 1948 that starred Judy Garland and Fred Astaire is in concert on the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage with local favorites Connie Champagne and Scrumbly Koldewyn leading our cast. F. Allen Sawyer writes and directs our presentation that will remind audiences of the familiar story of Broadway star Don Hewes and yet to be discovered Hannah Brown as well as the beloved Irving Berlin score that including great American standards "Shakin' the Blues Away," "Steppin' Out With My Baby," and "Easter Parade." Musical direction by Tammy Hall.
Romantic crooner, world-renowned guitarist, and entertainer extraordinaire, George Cole is signed to Acoustic Disc for worldwide distribution of his recordings Riverside Drive, George Cole Live, and his new EP Cole Swings Cole, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer John Cuniberti. Featured in the January 2017 issue of Guitar Player Magazine, George Cole is a musician whose career reads like a Hall of Fame plaque. Current guitarist for David Grisman, George has also taught Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day for 10 years. Cole has toured with Joe Walsh of the Eagles on his Anthology Tour, recorded with Chris Isaak on his platinum selling Forever Blue CD, and sang duets with jazz legend Keeley Smith.
Joined onstage by the George Cole Trio, Cole Swings Cole will highlight the timeless music of Nat King Cole in a show perfect for Valentine's Day and ideal for the young and the young at heart!
Quality is timeless. Just ask the Hot Sardines. In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports audiences to a different era with the mere lit of her voice. Bandleader Evan "Bibs" Palazzo and lead singer "Miz Elizabeth" Bougerol met in 2007 and bonded over their love of Fats Waller, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday.
The Hot Sardines' self-titled debut album, named by iTunes as one of the best jazz albums of 2014, spent over a year in the top 10 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. Last year, they played more than 100 shows around the country, bringing innovation, verve, and sheer joy to their performances.
Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder's diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz. Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and has since established herself as one of the greatest voices of our time known for interpretations of Broadway, pop, country, and jazz favorites.
She has recorded 16 solo albums, including her most recent, Retro, a special collection of compositions written during the past 20 years for shows or projects that did not happen despite the beauty of the songs. Linda thanks the composers, lyricists, arrangers, orchestrators, and musicians that helped finally bring this music to life.
Back by popular demand, actor, singer, dancer, and Emmy Award-winning daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz explores her Latin roots during her return to Feinstein's at the Nikko. Latin Roots is Lucie's heartfelt musical tribute to the rhythm of her roots and features many of Desi's orchestral arrangements of songs by him, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Agustin Lara, Rafael Hernandez, Margarita Lecuona, and Lucie herself.
Mandy Gonzalez makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with music from her first CD Fearless, featuring the songs that have inspired and influenced Mandy as an artist. Before moving to NYC to work on Broadway, Gonzalez was a backup singer for Bette Midler's Millennium Tour in 1999-2000. She made her Broadway debut in 2001 as Princess Amneris standby for Idina Menzel in the Elton John-Tim Rice musical Aida. Mandy starred as Nina Rosario in in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights after creating the role in the show's off-Broadway production for which she received a Drama Desk Award. Gonzalez then performed the role of Elphaba in Wicked, winning the Broadway.com Audience Award for Best Female Replacement. Mandy can now be seen as Angelica Schuyler in Lin-Manuel Miranda's other Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton.
After acclaimed performances in 2015 and 2016, award-winning cabaret legend Marilyn Maye returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko to celebrate her 90th birthday. She was "discovered" by Steve Allen during her 11-year engagement at the Colony in Kansas City, received a RCA contract, and became a constant presence on The Tonight Show, The Joey Bishop Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Dick Cavett Show, The Mike Douglas Show, and others. Her seven albums and 34 singles have been hailed as "timeless" and her recording of "Too Late Now" was included on the Smithsonian Institution list of the 110 Best American Compositions of the Twentieth Century, securing her place in musical history.
Mary Wilson, founding member of the Supremes, will make her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut in an intimate evening of both classic Supremes hits and favorites from the Great American Songbook, plus a few stories from her legendary career. It was the vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teenager that inspired Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Florence Ballard to create one of the most successful singing groups in recording history. Since then, Wilson has written bestselling autobiographies (Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme and Supreme Faith: Someday We'll Be Together), performed on stage and screen, lectured, and toured the world while continuing to be admired as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry. Signed by Motown founder Berry Gordy, four decades and 40 albums later, the Supremes had an unprecedented 12 number one hits, including five in a row. They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
Experience an unforgettable concert dedicated to an American musical legend and king of epic film scores: composer John Williams. Listen to orchestral selections from blockbuster movies such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter. Relive all the adventure, fun, and magic of these classic films.
Note: This concert does not contain film clips.
From the poignant and heartrending songs of Édith Piaf to the spirited "Can-Can," the San Francisco Symphony celebrates all things French with Pink Martini's force of nature, vocalist Storm Large. Experience the spectacle and exuberance of France's most infamous club, the Moulin Rouge, on an evening of dazzling vocals and world-class artistry.
Paulo Szot is one of the most acclaimed and versatile baritones in the world. Mr. Szot has appeared with most major opera companies throughout the United States, Europe, and his native Brazil. His debut with the San Francisco Opera was in the 2012-2013 season in the role of Escamillo in their production of Carmen. In 2008, Mr. Szot won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Emile De Beque in the Broadway revival of South Pacific opposite Kelli O'Hara at Lincoln Center. Each season, Mr. Szot also sings on some of the greatest concert stages in the world, big and small, including Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Ravinia Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Café Carlyle, and Feinstein's/54 Below.
In the style of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé and other husband-and-wife acts, Rebecca and Frank Faiola make their Feinstein's at the Nikko debut to celebrate Sinatra. Their band, JetBlacq, includes musical director Brian Cooke, who played piano for Chet Baker and is an arranger and multi-instrumentalists creating charts with a fresh new feel. Fred Randolph, a veteran of the local jazz scene, joins in on bass, and world-class player Jack Dorsey is at the drums.
Few vocalists own the stage like Terri Odabi. When the statuesque Oakland native begins to sing, a hush falls over audience members. They're about to take a ride on the highs and lows of soul music delivered by a beautiful singer who packs her shows with both high energy and quiet poignancy. Odabi's finely honed instrument is matched only by her generous spirit and wit. She is a 2017 Blues Music Award Nominee for Best Female Artist, and her 2016 CD release My Blue Soul ranked in Living Blues's Top 50 Best Albums in 2016. Odabi performs original stirring blues straight from the soul with compelling arrangements and witty lyrics that appeal to a wide contemporary audience.
Legendary actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, and producer Tommy Tune returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for more songs and stories from his illustrious career. He is the only person to have won Tony Awards in the same categories (Best Choreography and Best Direction of a Musical) in consecutive years and the first to win in four different categories. Tommy Tune has won a total of 10 Tony Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015) as well as the National Medal of Arts. Tune has been associated with such hits as The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, A Day in Hollywood…, Nine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel, The Will Rogers Follies, Bye Bye Birdie, and many more.
A classically trained vocalist with a three-octave range, Vandana Bali has performed standards, Broadway, power ballads, and pop songs to sold-out audiences from coast to coast. She has performed at European festivals, at Don't Tell Mama in New York City, sang the national anthem at a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, and has performed at the Plush Room, Martuni's, and Society Cabaret in San Francisco. Her primary influences include Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughan, Céline Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti LuPone, Olivia Newton-John, and Whitney Houston.
Making her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with her Follow Your Heart show, Bali invites you to enjoy songs and stories about all facets of love, hope, and determination from Broadway composers including Stephen Schwartz as well as songs by pop icons and jazz legends. She has three independent CDs available online and at shows. www.vandana.net. Vandana will be joined onstage by pianist and award-winning musical director Ben Prince.
Vonda Shepard returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her stellar trio to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the hit television series Ally McBeal. Come relax, reminisce, laugh, and sing along to favorites from the show, including "You Belong to Me," "Searchin' My Soul," and "Tell Him," as well as Shepard's original material from her 14 albums, including "Maryland" and "Baby, Don't You Break My Heart Slow."
Shepard has sold over 12 million records, won two Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She will be joined onstage by James Ralston on guitar (Tina Turner) and Jim Hanson on bass (Bruce Springsteen, Rodney Crowell).