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Curated calendar of the best jazz shows in SF Bay Area

A curated calendar of the best jazz shows in SF Bay Area

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Meow Meow & Thomas M. Lauderdale

  • Davies Symphony Hall 201 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

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The term “kamikaze cabaret” has been applied to the charming, multi-lingual, shape-shifting diva Meow Meow (Melissa Madden Gray). Featuring a century-spanning repertoire and a mischievous, white-hot wit, this saucy tragi-comedienne chanteuse lights up the Symphony stage with her “devilish funny bones and heavenly vocal chords” (Evening Standard UK) in a sublimely subversive performance with Pink Martini founder and pianist, Thomas M. Lauderdale.

Meow Meow is a spiritual offspring of Sally Bowles (via Liza Minnelli) from “Cabaret,” filtered through the German chanteuse Ute Lemper, who established cabaret’s flourishing neo-Weimarian wing in New York: programmatically transgressive in breaching the fourth wall and in subverting gender and sexual stereotypes in an unspoken agreement with the audience that, at least in attitude, if not in practice, everyone present is a sympathetic fellow outlaw.

 , “The Queen of Chanson” by the Berliner Zeitung, and “a phenomenon” by the Australian press.

The Australian chanteuse brilliantly embodies a new kind of performance art, one that’s part cabaret and part Phyllis Diller with a bit of Piaf thrown in... One of the best performers of the year 2010.
— The New Yorker
Earlier Event: January 27
Howard Alden w/ Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere
Later Event: January 30
Smith Dobson

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