RING in the NEW YEAR with JAZZ
This is a special New Years Eve event. Ticket price includes 4 course meal, champagne toast at midnight, and 2 great musical groups.
Mark your calendars, forget any other plans.
This one will sell out so don't miss out.
Doors open at 7P
Dinner is at 7:30. As you enjoy a lovely dinner, you will be entertained by Gypsy Jazz Guitarist, David McLean.
Then sit back and get prepared for the best of the best! As we present the Suzanna Smith Quintet, featuring Lee Bloom, Dan Feiszli, & Jon Arkin & Michael O'Neill and SPECIAL GUESTS
Christopher Louden in Jazz Times gave this high praise to Suzanna, in reviewing her debut recording, Halfway Between Heaven and Love, There are relatively few contemporary female vocalists who evoke Peggy Lee, at least not genuinely. Suzanna Smith, new to recording, but a seasoned pro who has been honing her artistry in and around the Bay Area for over a decade, numbers among that rare ilk. That Smith sounds like Lee slightly breathy and warmly sensual with a hint of huskiness is undeniable, but the parallels extend much further. Lees ability to not just caress a ballad but smother it in mink has seldom been matched. She was also a sage swinger never too much, never too little as well as a first-rate songwriter. Smith checks all those boxes.
Brent Black on Critical Jazz.com said her approach is "organic, eclectic, and contemporary, yet rooted in the tradition of what old school vocal jazz was once all about, soul."
The Sound Room (View)
Oakland, CA 94612
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|