Nanny…and the Professor: William Sauerland sings Julie Andrews and studies for his PhD.

In addition to performing internationally as a countertenor soloist, leading the choirs and vocal music department at Chabot College, and debuting his solo Julie Andrews sing-along concert at Feinstein’s at the Nikko on October 19,William Sauerland is pursuing his doctorate degree at Columbia University. His topic of study: The experience of transgender singers and their voice […]

Run for cover: Julia Fordham brilliantly reinvents pop hits

Its been almost thirty years since a then 26-year-old Julia Fordham released her eponymous debut album in 1988.  If you’ve somehow gone that long without seeing her perform, do yourself a favor and make a date for next weekend at Feinstein’s at the Nikko. Smooth, supple and utterly bewitching, Fordham’s voice is a singular instrument. […]

Hellz A Poppin, Mary! Countertenor William Sauerland salutes Julie Andrews

“My dream role,” says countertenor William Sauerland, “Would be to play Larry Poppins, the gay nanny.” And while that particular “Something About Mary” isn’t likely to be staged anytime soon, Sauerland will helm a jolly holiday of his own at Feinstein’s at the Nikko on Thursday, October 19. The former Chanticleer member, internationally acclaimed soloist, […]

The Great American Songbook goes Parisian…and Vroman

It’s big week ahead for San Francisco fans of the Great American Songbook; a ‘Gershwin-win situation’, if you will. Gershwin favorites including “I Got Rhythm” and “‘S Wonderful”—along with masterful choreography by Christopher Wheeldon—are featured in the Tony-winning An American in Paris, which opens at the Orpheum Theater. And here at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, acclaimed soprano […]

Marilyn & Billy — A 50 Year Love Song

“Saving All My Love For You” is best known as one of Whitney Houston’s signature songs. But Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. cut the first recording of the tune seven years earlier, in 1978. It could serve as an official theme song for McCoo and Davis, who have been married for 48 of the […]

Making Music History with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. — A Happy, Hairy Accident

Performing this weekend as part of Feinstein’s at the Nikko’s Summer of Love celebration, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will undoubtedly perform the mini-medley of “Aquarius” and “Let The Sun Shine In” they helped make famous as founding members of the hitmaking pop group The Fifth Dimension. But, while the group’s hybrid recording of […]