Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that eclectic singer/songwriter and jazz artist Raya Yarbrough will appear at the Hotel Cafe located at 1623 N. Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood for one show only on Friday, September 14, at 7pm. Presenting material from her new album North of Sunset, West of Vine and other original music along with a few covers, she will be supported by a six-piece band including bassist Pete Griffin, drummer Bryan Taylor, guitarist Michael Eisenstein, and pianist Stuart Elster, and backing vocalists Felice Hernandez and Sara Mann.
Folk-pop vocal trio JEMS will open the show.
Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Yarbrough has opened for Terence Blanchard at The Jazz Standard in New York City, performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival, and has been featured at The Hollywood Bowl as a soloist under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel.
Raya Yarbrough is a vocal chameleon who, at age seven, started singing with her musician father in Hollywood jazz clubs. She captivates her audiences with compelling performances that reveal shades of Sarah Vaughn and Adele.
Exclusive advance copies of Yarbrough’s new CD, North of Sunset, West of Vine, will be available the night of the performance. The CD will be released September 14 by Alternajazz (Sparks & Shadows) and will be available October 5 at Amazon and digitally on all major platforms worldwide.
The Los Angeles Times called her voice, “a pliable, versatile instrument, an effective vehicle for a musical expression that ranges freely.”
USA Today said, “Yarbrough’s gracefully gritty vocals recall a young Joan Osborne.”
Chris Isaacson Presents (CIP) has created, produced, and promoted over 700 events since the company’s founding in 2004. From small clubs to major theatres, CIP has presented some of the most influential stars of this generation. Most recently, CIP coordinated and produced an elaborate extravaganza for the new series POSE (FX Networks) at LA Pride 2018 and co-produced the Grammy Award-nominated Considering Matthew Shepard at Ford Theatres (earning CIP a proclamation from the City of West Hollywood for its work in the arts and honoring Matthew Shepard). For more information on upcoming CIP events, including NYC cabaret favorite Carole J. Bufford (September 20 in San Diego; September 22 in Palm Springs; September 23 in Studio City), Will & Anthony Nunziata (September 30 in Studio City; October 3 in San Diego), Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young (October 12 in Palm Springs), and The Divine Miss Bette (November 8 in Hollywood), go to http://www.ChrisIsaacsonPresents.com.
The Hotel Cafe is a 21+ years of age only venue.