Karrin Allyson, Round Midnight, The RRazz Room, Grammy
The RRazz Room, San Francisco's premier nightclub, will present three-time Grammy Award-nominated jazz singer Karrin Allyson for three shows only on August 31, September 1 and 2. She will celebrate her Grammy Award nominated CD 'Round Midnight.
The tracks on the album come from a wide variety of sources, including Bill Evans, Paul Simon, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Stephen Sondheim, even Charlie Chaplin. But regardless of who wrote the songs and when, Allyson ties them all together with the same melancholy thread with which they were originally spun.
Allyson has been described by the Los Angeles Times as a "musician's musician – one of the jazz world's finest." Music lovers and critics around the world have raved at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonius and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb.
Karrin currently lives in New York City, following a childhood in the midwest, schooling in the Bay Area, a degree in classical piano performance and important stints in Minneapolis and Kansas City, where she began her recording career with Concord Jazz. Karrin currently spends two days out of three on tour, playing the major jazz festivals, concert venues and clubs of the U.S. and making repeated tours overseas - to Brazil, Japan, Australia and the great cities of Europe.
The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko is located at 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, Calif. Allyson will play on Friday, August 31 at 7:30pm, Saturday, September 1 at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 2 at 5:00pm. Tickets are $30. Call 800-380-3095 // 415-394-1189 or visit www.therrazzroom.com for more information.