This past weekend, Jill and I went to see Terese Genecco (and her little big band) at the Rrazz Room in SF this weekend. What a show! She’s fantastic! What a throwback to the days of showmanship and real entertainment. I spent the entire time with a huge grin on my face.
Her little big band is bigger than most bands—seven very talented musicians. What is amazing is that her band is not the same every night. She gets her friends to join her, so it’s always changing, yet it sounded like they’ve been playing for years. Her bass player, Danny (somethingorother… I forget)*, I met when I was in New Orleans in 2006. He’s very cool—you can see him groovin’ out in the background HERE. (He's cute... but tragically straight.)
The Rrazz Room, at the Hotel Nikko, is a new space, but it’s booked by the guys same guys who booked the now defunct Plush Room. If you’re in SF and want some late-night fun—the show starts at 10:30pm—then you definitely need to go.
[UPDATE: Danny's last name is Fabricant! Ms. Genecco commented... ain't THAT a kick in the head?! And we are SO going back on the 24th! You crazy kids in the area--join us!]
[Another Update: Congratulations to Terese and Her *Little Big Band* for receiving the 2008 MAC award for best recording at the 22nd annual MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Awards in NYC!]