Intimate evenings with Paulo Szot

When Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot performed in San Francisco back in 2011, he played to crowds of more than 2500 each night singing the role of the bullfighter Escamillo in an SF Opera production of Carmen. So this coming weekend presents a rare opportunity for Bay Area music lovers as Szot plays two extraordinarily intimate […]

Feinstein favorites: A duo of Dollies and a year of Yitzhak

WINNING THE DOLLY DOUBLE As we noted the other day on our Facebook feed, Betty Buckley, who thrilled audiences in four engagements at Feinstein’s at the Nikko over the past few years, has landed the lead in an upcoming national tour of the record-shattering Hello Dolly! revival. Buckley’s Dolly will play the Golden Gate Theatre from […]

Brass Mash: Name these tunes!

In two special pre-Mardi Gras shows at Feinstein’s at the Nikko this Friday and Saturday, the Bay Area’s own Brass Mafia will get the Mardi party started with a gumbo of New Orleans jazz, classical sounds (Brandenburg brass anyone?), and horny takes on pop. How many hit radio songs can you pick out in the […]

Gabbing jazz with Brass Mafia don, Adam Theis

“A lot of what makes a great jazz city is having a real mix of different kind of people who end up working together and influencing each other,” says Adam Theis. “It’s got to be big enough to have this great variety of musicians, but intimate enough that they end up interacting with each other.” […]

Linda Eder: 30 years of sumptuous song

When Linda Eder performs her first concerts of 2018 this coming week at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, she’ll be marking 30 years of national renown. It was 1988 when Eder first brought her crystalline tone and three octave range to living rooms from coast-to-coast in a winning 12 week run on television’s Star Search competition. […]

Getting racy with Team Well Strung

Can’t get enough of Well Strung? Well you can warm up for the singing string quartet’s Thursday through Saturday night performances at Feinstein’s at the Nikko by watching The Amazing Race on CBS Television this Wednesday night at 8 p.m.: Violinist Chris Marchant and violist Trevor Wadleigh are contestants in the 30th season of the […]

Boys to men: Well Strung shares early musical influences

Well Strung, the studly singing string quartet that sold out their previous two engagements at Feinstein’s at the Nikko returns from the 18th to the 20th of this month. Given the foursome’s talent for mixing not only vocal and instrumental talent, but also music genres, we asked them to share a bit about their early […]

Norm Lewis: Broadway’s late blooming leading man

“We’d watch The Wizard of Oz every year,” Norm Lewis recalls of his childhood in western Florida. “But I didn’t know much about Broadway musicals.” “I sang in church,” explains Lewis, who brings a program of holiday songs and theater music to Feinstein’s at the Nikko next weekend. “But theater was the furthest thing from […]