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Rrazz Room @ Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94102
415-394-1111
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from LadyofLeisure
Red Velvet 44 events 24 reviews

our nite with Denise Perrier was most enjoyable and entertaining. If you like the sassy songs of Bessie and sexy serenades of Dinah, then you will be asking for more of the wonderful songs to be sung. If you can, take BART, Powell exit. One small...continued

reviewed Apr 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael Barrett
Red Velvet 21 events 15 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Barry Warren
53 events 33 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 05 2011 report as inappropriate
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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

Description

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.

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