|WHEN:||Friday April 27th - Saturday April 28th|
|WHERE:||The Rrazz Room|
22 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA
Come take in the chanteuse that New York Magazine approved of as highbrow and brilliant. 'Twill be a fine mixture of warbles, laughs, songs, skin, merriment and the most gorgeous audience this side of the Mississippi. This show will also feature some new original songs from Lady Rizo's highly anticipated upcoming album!
“Rizo's mischievous grin and banter hold the audience captive.” — New York Press
“Sings her songs bewitchingly” —Charles Isherwood, New York Times
“Lady Rizo and The Assettes brought down the house.” —Mens Vogue
"Lady Rizo bring(s) out the Broadway in this chart-topper" —Rolling Stone
“Caburlesque artist Lady Rizo has, thankfully, upped the ante... throwing in enough hyperfemininity to blow your heart and go down on your mind.” —Sharyn Jackson, Village Voice
“The brazen blonde belts out classics and pop tunes atop a piano [with] her entourage of scantily clad angels dubbed The Assettes.” —Women's Wear Daily
“Moby's "Pale Horses", features the heart-stoppingly plaintive vocals of cult New York singer Amelia Zirin-Brown (Lady Rizo).” —The Guardian UK
“...All the makings of a fairy-tale ball. Lady Rizo backed by a full string band, swathed in mounds of tulle with the Marchesa signature crystal detailing.." —Vogue
“The real find of the album has to be vocalist Amelia Zirin-Brown (better known as New York cabaret loon Lady Rizo), who sings recent single ‘Pale Horses’ beautifully and is perfectly suited to Moby’s style.” —Chris Marling, The Line of Best Fit
Though it is rumored that she is the product of a night of unrestrained indulgence between Peggy Lee, Mel Brooks, Nina Simone, Dean Martin and Janis Joplin the truth is Lady Rizo was raised by theatrical gypsies with the highest show business ethics. When she almost looked of age she rebelled against the comforting, unscrubbed, rustic life and set out for a world of harsh metropolitan sophisticates.
The 'Cabaret Superstar' (New York Magazine), comedienne and chanteuse revives the genre by creating vintage arrangements & theatrical explorations of pop songs from every decade. Lady Rizo (nee Amelia Zirin-Brown) co-created the cult caburlesque spectacular Lady Rizo & the Assettes in 2005.
In January 2010 she won her first Grammy on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma that was released on a Holiday album featuring Diana Krall, James Taylor and Alison Krauss among others. She also sings and records with multi-platnum recording artist Moby and was nominated for an MVPA for the choreography the video for the single New York, New York featuring Debbie Harry.
She is the Mistress of Ceremonies for current hotspot The Darby, a decadent modern supperclub in the West Village. In the same location as the legendary nightclub Nell's, she performs her pop arrangements there nightly to entertain music luminaries like Prince, Ashford and Simpson, Beyonce & Jay-Z.
A proud recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in 2010, she has performed her sold out show monthly at Joe's Pub since 2009.