A Hip Holiday Happening with soulful jazz vocalist
With Special Guest:
Master Magician & Comedy Mentalist Jay Alexander
“A whole lot of interpretive brilliance.” —JazzTimes magazine
“She is among the most skilled, appealing singers around — beautiful voice, fine songs, and great moves.” —San Francisco Examiner
Tuesday, Dec 24
The soulful vocalist Clairdee returns to Yoshi's San Francisco for her 11th annual Christmas Eve show. Capturing the magic of the season, she joyfully gift-wraps holiday classics and new arrangements of seasonal favorites with ribbons of swing, R&B, and Latin grooves guaranteed to warm your heart, lift your soul, and send you dancing into the new year.
If you haven’t experienced Clairdee in concert, you’re in for a treat.
Unpretentious, charming, and charismatic, her performances convey a welcoming air of hospitality. Each member of the audience feels as if we’ve been invited to a cool, convivial party, and Clairdee is our elegant hostess.
Clairdee’s vocal gifts are many. While her soulfully alluring style and rich vocal timbre reveal roots in the gospel church, she has an intimate, vulnerable and gentle way with a ballad, yet can swing or shout at will.
Clairdee is that most exciting kind of jazz singer — the kind who always
keeps a little rousing R&B in her back pocket.
As a song stylist and interpreter of lyrics, Clairdee is unmatched. Her diction is incredibly precise (all too rare today). She is aware of the meaning and feeling behind every phrase, all of which she communicates with winning sincerity and warmth.
Clairdee tours internationally playing to sold-out houses, and garnering rave reviews. In addition to her quartet, she has performed with and opened for numerous artists as diverse as Bucky Pizzarelli, Boz Scaggs, Cyrus Chestnut, clarinetist Ken Peplowski, the Count Basie Orchestra, Houston Person, and the late, great Etta James.