Denise Perrier Presents Bessie, Dinah, and Me. . . Denise Perrier
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The last date listed for Bessie, Dinah And Me ... Denise Perrier was Wednesday April 6, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from Michael BarrettRed Velvet
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Denise Perrier brought The House OUT!!! Not only were her songs perfect for each performer, but......she gave a history of the songs she performed, that really helped you realize, where the 'scene was struck!'
It was a triumphal interpretation of (3) STARS.......Bessie, Dinah and Denise!
It is great too, having excellent side-dishes available to enjoy, from The Hotel Nikko kitchen. Definitely a 4 Star experience!
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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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“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.