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Rrazz Room @ Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94102
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4 events
2 reviews
4 stars
I had to drive and parked at the downtown parking lot - convenient and standard price.
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4 events
2 reviews
4 stars
But I like putting a little extra thought into dressing for an event like this.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Bessie, Dinah And Me ... Denise Perrier"
13 ratings
4.7 average rating
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21 events
15 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 11 2010

Denise was at her BEST! The whole performance was terrific, and fulfilling. I never had heard ANYONE do such a tribute to Bessie Smith, and we know that Denise does Dinah like nobody else!
Plus the beauty of Denise's own works, made for a unique,...continued

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50 events
32 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 05 2011

Denise Perrier's performance at the Rrazz Room was truly exciting. Besides possessing impressive musical chops, she puts soul and heart into every phrase. She quickly achieved a strong rapport with the audience. The choice of material was...continued

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60 events
16 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 11 2010

Simply suberb! The songs were delivered in the most personal and exciting way. Music is a refuge and a healing and Denise and Tammy Hall proved that once again. Bravissima!

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“Ms Perrier boasts a gorgeous instrument; call it a burnished contralto. When she sustains a tone, it remains unswerving. Yet when she decides to go for a high note, she can leap an octave with ease and vocal strength. She swings freely, improvising intelligently and showing no need to rely on scat. And bless her, you can understand each syllable of the lyrics. When she tackles a dramatic ballad, she interprets lyrics without resorting to melodrama. Knowing Denise’s background, that should come as no surprise — she’s an actress and cabaret singer.” —JazzTimes


This San Francisco-based vocalist, blessed with a rich contralto voice, can belt out the blues like Bessie, and then, in her Dinah persona, melt your heart with a poignant jazz ballad.

A formidable artist in her own right, Denise also presents favorites from her own versatile repertoire and CDs: The Second Time Around, Blue Monday Party, East Meets West; and I Wanna Be Loved. This is a show certain to please audiences who love music presented with drama and verve.