Denise Perrier, Both Sides Now, San Francisco, Tammy Hall, The Second Time Around
The RRazz Room, San Francisco's premier nightclub, will present a very special night with vocalist Denise Perrier on Tuesday, October 2 as part of their "Legendary Bay Area Giants of Jazz" Concert Series. The show "Both Sides Now" will feature two sets, one accompanied by cello and violin with Musical Director Tammy Hall, the second to highlight Ms. Perrier's soulful side with funky hits of the 1970s and 80s. She will include selections from her latest CD The Second Time Around.
Denise Perrier has spent most of her thirty-year career performing in the San Francisco Bay Area and touring Europe, Latin America and Asia. With her latest CD, The Second Time Around, with guest Houston Person, she has moved to a higher level of artistry and popularity. Harkening back to the time when a singer told the story and left the rest to the instrumentalists, Denise has a very welcoming straight-ahead style, concentrating on the standards and adding blues and Latin for variety. Her musical configuration, Denise connects with audiences…that's her forte. She has been called "the voice with a heart."
Blessed with a rich contralto voice and the ability to sing ballads and blues with equal artistry, Denise has performed in In the House of the Blues, in which she portrayed Bessie Smith; and the show One Mo' Time. She was featured in the Grammy-nominated CD, Color Me Blue, with Brother Jack McDuff and has produced four CDs: The Second Time Around (2008), I Wanna Be Loved (1997), also with Houston Person, and East Meets West (2001) which includes sides performed in Russia. In 2004, she came out with Live at Yoshi's; Blue Monday Party, which received much critical acclaim and reached high on the jazz charts.
The Rrazz Room is located at 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, Calif. Perrier will play on Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $30. Call 800-380-3095 // 415-394-1189 or visit www.therrazzroom.com.
Photo credit: James Knox