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Denise Perrier is one of the foremost blues and jazz vocalists in the Bay Area. In a career spanning thirty years, Perrier has performed throughout the United States, Europe,and the Far East.

The Second Time Around

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east meets west
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Blue Monday Party Live at Yoshis
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I wanna be loved
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A musical story telling experience, sultry, warm, open and very sincere vocalist, this performer, Denise Perrier has much to offer even the most jaded Jazz/Blues audience. Her wealth of musicality includes the Great American Songbook, Latin and Blues.

Denise's versatility, choice of material and dynamic stage presence make her a very appealing performer and no matter what the venue or musical configuration she connects with the audience.... thats her forte and why she has been called "The voice with a heart".

Blessed with a rich contralto voice and the ability to sing ballads and blues with equal artistry, Denise has also performed in theatrical productions including "One Mo Time" and "In the house of the Blues" portraying Bessie Smith.
Although featured in the Grammy nominated CD "Color me Blue" with Jack Mcduff, she has produced four CD's and the most recent: "The Second Time Around" featuring Houston Person and thus titled because her first CD, "I Wanna BE Loved" also featured him. Additionally she has released "East Meets West" and "Live at Yoshi's" which received high critical acclaim and responded well on the nations jazz charts.

Presently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, her career  includes residing and performing in Australia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan. Her musical calendar includes  visits to Russia, Siberia, Finland, Mexico, Brazil, The Ukraine, France, Italy,The Philippines and New Zealand. Within the U.S. she has lived and performed in New York, Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, was born in Louisiana, and later returned to perform there. Additionally Denise has performed in Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Washington, Idaho, Washington D.C. and Chicago.

Denise got her first professional singing engagements with a vocal group called "The Intervals". Louis Armstrong heard them and placed them into his entourage for a performance in Las Vegas. Shortly afterwards, Denise was requested to perform in Australia, her first venture outside the U.S. and her persona continues to be highly sought after around the globe ..........!



  FOR BOOKING CALL.. 415 - 474 - 2335
or e-mail to: denise@wireonfire.net




----- Forwarded Message ----
From: James Blackman
To: Songbirds
Sent: Wed, October 27, 2010 11:20:54 AM
Subject: [songbirds] Denise Perrier at the Rrazz Room in San Francisco

I recently had the pleasure of seeing one of San Francisco's treasures, Denise Perrier, in her acclaimed one woman show "Bessie, Dinah and Me" at the Rrazz Room. I have been enjoying Denise since I moved back to the Bay Area in 1982, and I was expecting the usual high standard performance that Denise always gives. But, I was truly amazed at this performance - Denise is clearly at the top of her form. Her intonation was pitch perfect, her phrasing was impeccable and she was able to sustain long notes with a beautiful, controlled vibrato at the end of the phrase. When she came out onto the stage, completely took it over as if she owned it. Totally relaxed and confident, she glowed. The show was obviously built around two of Denise's inspirations, Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington.

During the first part, Denise came out dressed like Bessie, tall, regal and all-knowing with a sly smile she gave the aura of Bessie. She started the show with "Gimme a Pigfoot" and then launched into some of Bessie's well known songs such as "I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl", "Blackwater Blues", and "Good Old Wagon". Her voice is difference than Bessie's, she has a sweeter sound than Bessie did, but the interpretations were pure Bessie.

After a change of costume, Denise came out as Dinah Washington. Dinah is one of Denise's inspirations. When Denise was starting out in the business, Dinah noticed Denise wore a turquoise dress but not with matching shoes. A few days later Dinah presented Denise with a pair of shoes that matched the gown. (As an aside, when Dinah was just starting out, Ella bought her a dress - maybe Dinah was "paying it forward".) Denise of course started with "September in the Rain" and continued with "Unforgettable" and the comical "Relax Max", followed by, to me, the highlight of the show "Don't Touch Me". Dinah was present in the room that night.

After a short interlude, Denise came back as herself and wowed the crown with some of her favorite songs including "You Better Love Me While You May", a plaintive "I Want to Be Loved", a rocking "Lover Come Back to Me" and one of my favorite songs, "I Love You More Today Than Yesterday".

It was a bravura performance by of one of our finest singers. As I said before, Denise is at the top of her game and she provided one of the most enjoyable nights I have spent in a club in a long time.




Remember the sultry voice that came on the late San Francisco radio station KJAZ every fifteen minutes or so saying, "Ooo, KJAZ"? That voice belongs to song stylist Denise Perrier, an actress, cabaret singer, and one of the premier Jazz vocalists in the Bay Area, and you can still hear it at the better clubs, restaurants, cabarets, and festivals around town.

Artistic integrity is the aspect of the sincerity you hear in Denise's singing. She does very little scat singing, if any. That kind of exhibitionism ("Look what I can do.") is foreign to her style. Denise wants you to feel the emotions a song can arouse. To do that at a live gig, she will open herself to her audience and invite them to participate in the ambience she's creating. She wants you to feel good about the one you're with, not marvel at her vocal prowess.

The lady is a class act.

by Nina J. Hodgson and Robert Tate

"Perrier delivers a classic jazz vocal styled date, driven by stellar performances on classic tunes, that was right at home in the clubs before it got co-opted by Vegas lounges and turned into the substance of SNL parodies. ...A winning date throughout that genre fans had better not miss out on."---Chris Spector,  Midwest Records, Feb 2009

"Denise Perrier is a singer of considerable gifts and she is effective in this live performance from a San Francisco club called Pearl’s. ... Tenorman Houston Person adds some spark to Perrier’s excellent trio."
-- Fresh Tracks, George Fendle, JazzScene,, Feb. ’09

"Denise Perrier has carefully chosen nine terrific songs. ... Thanks to tenor saxophonist Houston Person (has he ever played a wrong note?) adding all the right musical elements."
-- Dan Singer, Singer’s Singers, InTune, March, 2009


Junius' 50th Anniversary Season!

Welcome to the Junius Courtney Big Band's 50th Anniversary Season, all through the year of 2012.

We're kick-starting the Anniversary Season with a BIG BAND DANCE at the Freight and Salvage, Berkeley on FRIDAY, MARCH 30th, 8 PM.  Denise Perrier at the vocal helm, celebrating her ten years with the band.  Great dance tunes, some new arrangements!

Save the date, and join us for a party at the Freight with a full dance floor, comfy seating, great snacks, and the sound and fun you know to expect.
The Junius Courtney Big Band with Denise Perrier, hailed as "a Bay Area institution," kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a big band dance at the Freight and Salvage on Friday night, March 30th, 8:00 PM  (2020 Addision near Shattuck, downtown Berkeley). Internationally-acclaimed vocalist Denise Perrier will be celebrating her own tenth anniversary with the band. The 19-piece aggregation invites all levels of dancers to stake out their piece of the Freight's great dance floor to kick-off the anniversary in stomping' style. Those who prefer to swing from comfy seating are welcome, too.

In the Bay Area, where jazz and excellent musicians abound, music critic Andy Gilbert pinpoints why the Junius Courtney Big Band stands out: it’s “an orchestra that’s keeping faith in themselves, their fans and their timeless book of classic tunes and smart arrangements.” The legacy of the Junius Courtney Big Band is based on swing and an open-hearted spirit.

In addition to the big band dance at the Freight and Salvage on March 30th, the band is preparing for two other milestone appearances in 2012 at YOSHIs Oakland (June 26th and December 18th).  They’re also exploring some special productions in tribute to musicians that Junius worked with, like Perez Prado and Sy Oliver.

Junius Courtney moved to Berkeley in 1945, trumpet in hand, from New Orleans, and his music hasn't stopped since.  Courtney broke the color line in Bay Area counties by fronting his simultaneous combos at country clubs for society dances. He ramped up to his big band in 1962.  Gala dances and concerts kept coming through the years, resulting in the heartful, dynamic outfit led by his son, drummer Nat Courtney, that celebrates fifty years of swing throughout the year of  2012.

The Junius Courtney Big Band has been playing at the Freight for a decade. Each time the band brings a varied performance by some of the Bay Area's best jazz players that almost visibly raises the roof.  A packed night of sound and fun is on tap:  unique arrangements redolent of Ellington, Basie, Thad Jones, the Latin Tinge plus signature originals.

Junius Courtney, who was on stage right up to two weeks before his passing, was a great trumpet player, singer and bandleader whose essential legacy has to do with his soulful, big-hearted, open-handed spirit.  That’s the legacy the Junius Courtney Big Band with Denise Perrier is keeping alive. Add to Junius' mantra, “Moving right along,” and come to the party to "Let the good times roll."

    www.juniuscourtneybigbabnd.com  The band’s new CD, “US,”  will be available in the lobby at the Freight.

Bam Magazine

Watch Denise with Swing Fever Live at the Fenix!

Denise Perrier Live at Yoshi's in Oakland
- Sings One Man Woman

With the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alim Shakhmametyev

Denise Perrier - Dindi
Denise Perrier - Don't Explain
Denise Perrier - And I Love Him
Denise Perrier - I Loves You Porgy
Denise Perrier - April In Paris

Denise Perrier at San Miguel de Allende

Watch !

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Densie Perrier Interview on KQED

Listen !

Society jazzed for Perrier performance
By Rich Freedman
Posted: 11/07/2011 01:00:20 AM PST

Read the Article Here

Past Shows


Jan 13th, Sunday 2013, 4 pm - 9 pm  "Fun Time with S.O.B"
Embassy Hotel (Noble Bar) 600 Polk St.
Corner of Polk & Turk St. SF
Tribute to S.O.B. "Sweet Olde' Bob" Dougherty  of Pasand, & Embassy Lounges
Continuous All Star Musicians & Singers, No Cover  No Host Bar, Hors d'oeuvres

Jan I9th Sat.  8: 30 pm Denise & Junius Courtney Big Band
Beaux- Arts Theatre,  351 Railroad  Ave, in Old Town
Grand Reopening of restored 1920's  Murals, Video & Reception, Ballet Theatre
more Info: 925-252-6930 www.pittsburgfoundation.org

Jan 24th & 31st  5 - 8 pm
Denise sings @ Castagnola's on Fishermans Wharf SF
268Jefferson St. @ Jones, SF 415.776-5015
No Cover Parking Lot on Jones  $7.50 After 3:30 pm
with John Clark, Noel Jewkes, Greg Gotelli Quartet

Swing Fever with Denise Perrier
February 2-Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma -PUBLIC
Feb. 14 Green Valley AZ  - Public
Feb. 18 and 19 Globe AZ – 19th is Public

February 23
Gerges- San Rafael
(877) 568-2726
(415) 226-0262 Main Line


March 8, 9, 10 – Clambake Jazz Festival – Coos Bay Oregon – Public


Clambake Jazz Festival
Swing Fever w/ Denise Perrier
Coo’s Bay, OR


Osteria Divino
37 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA
Great Tuscan Menu, Cozy Artistic Ambiance


Swing Fever w/ Denise Perrier
8 PM & 10 PM, $10
San Rafael, CA
Exciting, stylish new venue

Junius Courtney Big Band featuring Denise Perrier
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison (near Shattuck)
Berkeley, CA

"Latin + Swing = Junius!"
Big Band Dance

The full dance floor will be open, and there will be
plenty of comfy seats, too.
$2 Senior Discount
25 and under half price
Tix:  510-644-2020

We'll be looking for You!



Night with the Divas featuring Denise Perrier, Jennifer Bryce, Daria Nile, Paula West
Rasselas Jazz Club and Restaurant

1534 Fillmore Street,
4-5 PM  VIP Reception
5:30-7:30 PM Performance
Purchase tickets at http://nightwiththedivas.bpt.me/

Castagnola's Restaurant & Bar
5 PM-8 PM
286 Jefferson @ Jones St.
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco,CA

Swing Fever w/ Denise Perrier
San Jose

Castagnola's Restaurant & Bar
5 PM-8 PM
286 Jefferson @ Jones St.
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco,CA

Castagnola's Restaurant & Bar
5 PM-8 PM
286 Jefferson @ Jones St.
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco,CA


SF JAZZ presents: Discover Jazz Series w/ Denise Perrier
Jazz Heritage Center
7 PM– 8:30 PM
San Francisco, CA

10-Aug 6, 2013
New Calendonia
Pacific Islands



Festival of Noumea
Noumea, New Caledonia
Pacific Islands

August 3rd, 1 pm to 3 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens / AfroSolo Festival Denise Perrier/ Glen Pearson Quartet, also featuring E. W. Wainright and African Sounds of Jazz
see.... Afrosolo.org or YerbaBuenafestival.org

Castagnola's at Fisherman's Wharf on Tuesday 5-8PM
October 8, November 12 and December 10

The Clube Deluxe in the Haight-Ashbury on Thursdays:
August 15, September 26k October 24, November 14, and December 12.

August 9 - 7pm to 9 pm
Denise & Swing Fever return to Brentwood "Summer In The Park"
150 City Park way, Brentwood, Ca.

August 10th 2 shows 8pm 10pm
The Fenix Supper Club
919 Fourth St. San Rafael, Ca. 415. 813-5600
info@fenixlive.com http:/fenixlive.com
Come help Denise Perrier & Swing Fever celebrate the 35th year of the ever popular SWING FEVER BAND created by trombonist/vocalist/jazz historian, Bryan Gould. It's sure to be a swinging affair!

Sunday August 18 1-4pm
Montgomery Village Summer series,
Denise sings with the Michael Brandeburg Quartet

Saturday August 21.........
Denise with special invited guest artist
Osteria Divino Restorante
#37 Caledonia St., Sausalito, Ca. 94965
Great Florentine Menu, Wines, and Artistic Ambiance
Reservations Recommended 415.331-9355

Sunday August 25
SummerConcert Series @ Rossmoor, Walnut Creek........ (Private)

AUG 30
Denise Perrier w/ special guest
Ellington Hall
3535 Industrial Drive #B4
Santa Rosa, CA
Swing lessons start at 7:30pm


Club Deluxe
Denise sings with an exciting, All Star Organ Sextet
1511 Haight St (corner of Haight and Ashbury)
San Francisco
415. 552.6949
No cover

Cinnabar Theater presents Gershwin in the Garden
Featuring Denise Perrier w/ the Tammy Hall Quartet plus Strings
Concert at 4pm; BBQ Dinner Following
200 Queens Lane
Petaluma, CA

Celebrating Swing Fever's 35th Anniversary & 25 years of performances at Panama Hotel

The Panama Hotel (indoor/outdoor seating)
 #4 Bayview (corner of B Street)
San Rafael  
7 - 10 PM

Mill Valley Library Outdoor Concert
6-8:30 PM
375 Throckmorton Ave

Mill Valley
Info: 415.380-8310 

Osteria Divino
Denise Perrier  w/ Tammy Hall and Heidi Trefethen
37 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA
Great Tuscan Menu, Cozy Artistic Ambiance
No Cover


Denise Perrier & the Tammy Hall Trio
The Sound Room
Oakland's newest  community supported live music venue & art gallery
2147 Broadway @ 22nd St.
Visit www.soundroom.org for more details

Castagnola's Restaurant & Bar
286 Jefferson @ Jones St. Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco

Club Deluxe
Denise sings with an exciting, All Star Organ Sextet
1511 Haight St (corner of Haight and Ashbury)
San Francisco
415. 552.6949
No cover


Club Deluxe
Denise sings with an exciting, All Star Organ Sextet
1511 Haight St (corner of Haight/Ashbury)
San Francisco
No cover

Sunday Afternoon Jazz at Yoshi's (SF)
A benefit concert for the Black Coalition on Aids
Denise Perrier, Terrie Odabi, Daria Nile and Jennifer Bryce
2PM - 4:30PM
with celebrity emcees Belva Davis & Noah Griffin
Purchase tickets now

Denise Perrier @ Osteria Divino
#37 Caledonia St.
8PM - 11PM
Fabulous food, wines & warm artistic atmosphere


 6PM & 8PM
510 Embarcadero West
(510) 238-9200

Castagnola's Restaurant & Bar
286 Jefferson @ Jones St. Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco

Club Deluxe
Denise sings with an exciting, All Star Organ Sextet
1511 Haight St (corner of Haight and Ashbury)
San Francisco
415. 552.6949
No cover

Sat, Dec 21, 8 - 11 pm.
Osteria DiVino Restaurant
Fine Food & Cozy, Artistic Atmosphere
# 37 Caledonia St. Sausalito, Ca. Ph 415.331-9355



************** 2012 *****************


January 5th 2012


Thursday January 12th
Greetings & Happy New Year
Hope you join me as I host and perform with Michel Benibig (B3 Organist, & Shem, vocalist/storyteller,.... visiting from beautiful New Caledonia in the So. Pacific where I spent 1 month last May, and had a delightful time.
Also joining us this nite will be Jeff Massanari, Kent Bryson, Jerry Logas, and special
guests, .....Tammy Hall,  and Pete Fallico too.

Don't miss it! See flyer below, or www.afsf.com homepage for details


Feb 4th, 2012
Osteria Divino 8 till 11 pm   Denise, with Benny Watson, Karla Kaufman & Jerry Locas. 37 Caledonia St. Sausalito, Ca. 415/331-9355 Great Tuscan Menu, Cozy Artistic Ambiance

February 12th 4 pm

Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club
547 First Street East, Sonoma, CA

Friday, Feb, 13th, 2012..... 7 - 10 pm
Denise Michel & Shem @ The Royal Cuckoo, San Francisco's "Hippest NEW Bar" in the Mission District. Located @ 3202 Mission St. @ Valencia, S. F. Ca. Michel Benebig, on the Hammond Organ. Great Vibe, cocktails, and world class collection of Vinyl, spinning for your listening pleasure


Thursday, March 29th, ..... 5 to 8 pm
Castagnola's Restaurant & Bar
286 Jefferson @ Jones St. Fisherman's Wharf
SF, Ca. 415.776-5015

FRIDAY MARCH 30th at The Freight in Berkeley kicks-off our 50th Anniversary Season, and we'd really love to have you in the house!
Full dance floor, comfy seating, great snacks and the sound that will raise the roof.
Senior discounts; half price tickets for those 25 and under.
Tix:  $22.50 advance; $20.50 at the door.
DISCOUNTS:  $2.00 off for seniors; half-price tix for those under 26.  All ages welcome.  Great snacks,  Call: 510-644-2020.
Easy parking at the Allston Garage (Allston between Milvia and Shattuck),  the Center Street Garage, (Center between Milvia and Shattuck) and other locations, including the street.

The Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, 8 PM
contact:  510-647-5038


Tuesday, April 3rd, 7 to 10 pm
Mauro's Sausalito Seahorse Musica Restaurant
305 Harbor Dr. (@ Gate 5 Rd.)  415. 331-2899
Denise sings with the Noel Jewkes Quartet
No Cover/No Plastic (ATM Available)

Sunday,April 15,   2 to 4:30 pm
Denise & Swing Fever Band
LOV Series
McGregor Bridge School
35753 Cedar Blvd. Newark, Ca. 


SATURDAY, MAY 19th 8 till 11 pm 
Osteria Divino # 37 Caledonia st. Sausalito, Ca.
Authentic Florentine Cuisine & a warm artistic atmosphere
Denise with Benny Watson, Karla Kaufman & Jerry Logas 
Contact: 415-331-9355 
SUNDAY, MAY 20th 6 till 8:30 pm  
The Lush Life Gallery
1320 Fillmore St. San Francisco 415.255-7745
Denise.... Noel Jewkes, Roger Glen, Erik Tillman, Leon Joyce Adam Gay amidst the vibrant paintings of internationally renowned artist, JoeSam   Tix $10 at the door, all proceeds go to benefit the Jazz Heritage Center 
SUNDAY,  MAY 26th    Santa Cruz -----Private 
TUESDAY, MAY 29th     7 - 10 pm 
Mauro's Sausalito Seahorse Musica Restaurant
305 Harbor Drive@ Gate 5 Rd  Sausalito, Ca.
415.. 331-2899
Denise sings w/ The Noel Jewkes, Erik Tillman,
Adam Gay & Eric Von Buchau Quartet 
THURSDAY, MAY 31st  5 - 8 pm 
CASTAGNOLA'S Restaurant,  286 Jefferson St.@ Jones
SF, Ca. Fisherman's Wharf 415. 776-5015
Denise & John Clark, Bill Bell, Greg Gotelli & Noel Jewkes 


FRIDAY, JUNE 15th  7 - 9 pm
Denise with Swing Fever @ BRENTWOOD CITY HALL
150 City Park Way, Brentwood 
TUESDAY, JUNE 26th,   Showtimes: 8 & 10 pm
Junius +Soul = Jazz!   Denise & The Junius Courtney Big Band puts the focus on the music of "Brother Ray Charles"
Yoshi's Jazz Club & Restaurant   510-238-9200
Embarcadero West, Oakland, Ca.
Tix: www.yoshis.com
THURSDAY, JUNE 28th  5 - 8
CASTAGNOLA'S Restaurant,  286 Jefferson St.@ Jones
SF, Ca. Fisherman's Wharf 415. 776-5015
Denise & John Clark, Bill Bell, Greg Gotelli & Noel Jewkes 
SATURDAY, JUNE 30th, Marin Arts & Garden  w/ Swing Fever Band
(Private Function)

SUNDAY, JULY 1st,  1 - 3 pm
Burlingame Festival w/Swing Fever Band
850 Burlingame Ave. (park & Rec Bldg....Outdoors) 


Sunday, July 1st  Showtime: 1 to 3 pm
Burlingame Festival, Park & Rec Bld. 850 Burlingame Ave.
Denise & Swing Fever

Sunday, July 8  Showtime: 2 to 4 pm
Michael Brandeburg presents the  Annual Summer Series @
Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa, Ca. (next to Cattleman's
Call for info: (707) 545-3844
Sunday,    July 22,  Showtime 3:00 pm    The Golden Gate Library
5606 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, Ca. ~ Back by popular demand ~
Denise brings her Dinah Washington Show..... (free admission) 
Saturday,    July 28th  8:30 t0 11:00 pm
Denise & The Junius Courtney Big Band @ The 57th Street Gallery
5701 Telegraph Ave, @ corner of 57th St.  info/res 510.654-6964 


AUGUST:  Thursdays, 9  & 23rd,   2012
CASTAGNOLA'S RESTAURANT 286 Jefferson @ Jones, S.F. Ca. Denise &The John Clark
Quartet, Noel Jewkes, Bill Bell, Greg Gottelli    No Cover  5 - 8 pm

Aug 17th, Fri......... Denise with the Junius Courtney Big Band.  City of Sausalito presents
Jazz & Blues by the Bay,   (foot of Anchor St off Bridgeway)
Gabrielson Park, Downtown, Sausalito Ca, ........ 6:00- 8:00 pm

Aug 19th, Sun. ...... Friends of Golden Gate Library presents  Denise w/ Junius Courtney Big Band
Temescal  Creek Park  47th St. off San Pablo Ave, Oakland/ Emeryville Line,  Outdoor Amphitheater   3: 00 pm     Picnic baskets and Lawn chairs welcome!

Aug 28th... MAURO'S SAUSALITO MUSICA RESTAURANT 305 Harbor Dr. @ Gate 5
Sausalito, Ca. ...... with  Noel Jewkes Quartet  7:00 pm  415.331-2899 


SEPTEMBER 1  ....Santa Rosa, Ca. with Swing Fever ........ PRIVATE

Sept. 22nd.....   Cavella Point     with Swing Fever ........ PRIVATE


Tuesday, October 2, 2012 • 8PM

The Rrazz Room Legendary Bay Area Giants of Jazz Concert Series
~ First set will be accompanied by cello & violin, performing adaptations of Ms. Perrier's symphonic charts
~ Second set will feature The FUNKY Ms. Perrier!
The Rrazz Room • 222 Mason Street • San Francisco, CA 94102 Office: 415.394.1189 • Fax: 415.781.0306

October 6th --- Oct 23rd  Denise  tours the Pacific Northwest with
The Swing Fever Band

October 11, 7:30 PM Coaster Theatre, Cannon Beach, OR
October 12, 7 PM Lincoln Cultural Center, Lincoln, OR
October 13, 7:30 PM Donovan Wooley Performing Arts Center, Clatskanie Mid/High School, Clatskanie, OR
October 14, 2 PM, Water Music Festival
Long Beach Peninsula, Ilwaco, WA
October 17, 7 PM Mid-Columbia Community Concerts Wahtonka High School, The Dalles, OR
October 18, 7 PM The Columbia Gorge Hotel,
Hood River, OR 


Please note: ~~ VENUE NAME CHANGE~~ Same great Vibe!!!
SUNDAY, Nov 4th, 2012 JB's Lounge at The Clarion Inn & Conference Center
(formerly The Red Lion Hotel) 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento, Ca. 95815
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.. Info: (916) 723-5517 or VTLee54@gmail.com for Reservations, or you can purchase your tickets at the door. 

SUNDAY, Nov. 4th, 5-8pm
JB's Lounge at The Red Lion Inn
1401 Arden Way (inside the Red Lion Hotel)
Sacramento, Ca 95815
Phone: 916-723-5517


THURSDAY, Nov. 8th 5-8pm
Castagnola's Restaurant & Bar
286 Jefferson @ Jones St. Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, Ca

Saturday, Nov. 10th
The Piedmont Piano Company
Denise's Birthday Bash with The Tammy Hall Quartet
1728 San Pablo Ave. (@18th)
Oakland, Ca

THURSDAY, Nov. 15th 7-10pm
Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Dr.
San Francisco Ca.

SATURDAY, Nov. 17th 8-11pmOsteria Divino Ristorante (authentic Florentine cuisine, warm artistic atmosphere)
#37 Caledonia St. 
Sausalito, CA. 
Denise Perrier & George Spencer and Tomoko Funaki

FRIDAY, Nov. 30th & SATURDAY Dec. 1st 
RRazz Presents...
Bessie, Dinah and Me...Denise Perrier
Doors opens at 7 pm.  Show 9 pm
Gardenia Restaurant and Lounge
7066 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA
Tickets: $ 30  323-467-7444 

"she is a complete original. No one sings or sounds like this divine diva. Perrier’s interpretations are unique, vibrant & perfectly her own special creation. ... exuding confidence & elegance, lets the hem of the undergarments of these tunes show enough to let you know she’s a woman of experience. "
-- Mike Ward, San Francisco Bay Times, 2011

"It was a bravura performance by of one of our finest singers. As I said before, Denise is at the top of her game and she provided one of the most enjoyable nights I have spent in a club in a long time." 

-       Jim Blackman


Denise & The Junius Courtney Big Band
Senior Winter Ball
Richmond Auditorium
403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond Ca.
Tix: 510-620-6793
Event Info: 510-232-4690


SUNDAY Dec. 9th 

Special birthday and thank you tribute for S.O.B (Sweet Old Bob), featuring an all-star revue with past performers at Pasand Lounge Union Street San Francisco and Berkley.
Place and Time: TBA


SATURDAY Dec. 15th *Private*

Saratoga Ca.


TUESDAY Dec. 18th 8 & 10 pm shows

Yoshi's Oakland

Junius Courtney Big Band Annual Xmas Concert

Embarcadero West, Oakland Ca


www.yoshis.com 510-238-9200



*** 2011 ***

Saturday 22nd, 8pm to 11
De Vino
37 Caledonia St. Sausilito  CA
415-331-9355 / caffedivinosausalito.com
Denise Perrier w/ Benny Watson & Freinds
great Italian food, great music, and great art! 

Thursday 27th 7pm

Broadway Grill Presents--Cotton Club 
1400 Broadway Burlingame Ca 94010
Denise Perrier, Noah Griffin, Nicolas Bearde MC,  
Preston Turner as Cab Calloway
Cotton Club Tribute Show


August 6th Saturday 8 - 11 pm
OSTERIA DIVINO  # 37 Caledonia St. Sausalito, Ca.  Denise with RussoAlberts & Special invited Guest. Great Food & Vibe!!!!
ph 415.331-9355

August 13th Saturday 8 - 10 pm  the Russo Alberts Trio
Angelica's Bistro: 863 Main St., Redwood City, Ca.
reserve your table now! Call (650) 365-3226

August 21 Sunday  3: 00 pm Golden Gate’s Library Temescal Creek Park, @47 Street (between San Pablo and Adelaine) Oakland/Emeryville. Outdoors so bring blanket or lawn chair, picnic basket and enjoy the sounds., Denise & Junius Courtney Big Band. Free admission

August 22 Monday,  Keller Estates Winery ********** Private

August 28 Sunday  11:00am  Brentwood Festival, Brentwood, Ca.
See Swing Fever.Com for details

August 31 Seattle Wa. Western Conference Bookers Convention performance w/ Swing Fever @ The Sharaton Hotel.


September 24, The Earl "Fatha" Hines Tribute with special guest pianist,Tammy Hall  Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison, Berkeley, Ca.(downtown Berkeley) 510.644-2020 www.thefreight.org or www.juniuscourtneybigband.com


October 2, Sunday

Denise sings with the Mike Vax Big Band
---Orinda, Ca   TBA

October 22, Redding, Ca. –Private Event.

Oct 24

October 25, 7:30pm Gallo Center for the Performing Arts Modesto CA, With Swing Fever. Ticket Information: 209-338-2100.


November ~1st

November 6


November 12th,*********
(Denise's Birthday) special guest of Pamela Rose @ the Herbst Theatre, SF

November 13
Greetings Jazz Fans
The Vallejo Jazz Society today announced its third jazz concert this year in a continuing effort to bring top-quality jazz to Vallejo and surrounding communities. The event will feature celebrated jazz vocalist Denise Perrier in a quartet setting. Perrier is a world-renowned jazz and blues vocalist who has performed with the likes of Houston Person, Jack McDuff, George Benson and Red Holloway. The concert will take place on Sunday, November 13 at the Mira Theatre, 51 Daniels Avenue in Vallejo from 5pm to 7:30pm.

“To say that we are excited about this concert is an understatement”, said Ed Rosenback, a VJS spokesperson. “Denise Perrier” he continued, “has it all—a fabulous contralto voice, amazing stage presence, spot-on pitch and most of all, she tells a story when she sings”. Ms. Perrier has performed extensively in Europe, Asia and the Americas. She has recorded four CDs under her own name and appeared in various multi-artist stage productions. For this event, she will be accompanied by a trio of top-notch Bay Area musicians: Wayne De La Cruz on Hammond B3 organ, saxophonist Bryan Girard and drummer Kent Bryson.

A not-for-profit organization formed in September of 2010, the Vallejo Jazz Society’s mission is to heighten awareness of jazz in Vallejo and nearby communities by sponsoring concerts throughout the year at various local venues. The organization will also provide jazz-related educational resources such as concerts and clinics in local schools.

Tickets for the concert are $10 ($5 for VJS members) and may be purchased online at www.vallejojazzsociety.com, at the door, or by contacting the VJS. Refreshments will be available. Donations to support the Society’s activities will be accepted and VJS memberships will be available.

For more information about this event, contact: The Vallejo Jazz Society at vallejojazzsociety@yahoo.com or call (707) 533-4593.


Tuesday December 13th from 6:30 to 9:30

Enjoy a wonderful dinner while being entertained
and enchanted by one of the Bay Area’s finest vocalist.
Broadway Grill 1400 Broadway Burlingame (650) 343-9333

 We wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe holiday season,
we wish that for everyone.

Peace and music on earth

Join Bryan and some of the
Swing Fever gentlemen 
on Tuesday, Dec. 20
at The Panama Hotel ~ 7 to 10 PM
4 Bayview St., San Rafael (415) 457-3993
call if you're dining
Paula will be performing there on
Thursday, Dec. 22, same time.
On Thursday Dec. 29 the
Swing Fever Quartet will be
at Servino in Tiburon, 7 to 10 PM
more fine food and music. (415) 435-2676
Ring in the New Year in
San Francisco
with Swing Fever & Denise Perrier
and lots of other music & comedy
go to our website or
call us for info. (415) 459-2428

December 20th,  Yoshi's, Oakland
Annual Junius Courtney Big Band

December 31st,  Ritz Carleton Hotel with Swing Fever


Swing Fever with Denise Perrier Tour – March and April 2010

Please tell your Arizona and New Mexico friends (one night in Colorado as well)

Tuesday March 23, Wednesday March 24, Thursday March 25
The Hassayampa Inn,
122 East Gurley St.
Prescott AZ 86301 (928) 778-9434
Three nights at the Hassayampa Inn.
Friday March 26 –An evening concert at The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts in Globe, AZ
Saturday March 27 –Chandler Jazz Festival- from 2 to 3 PM.
Sat. March 27 – A Show at The Hotel San Carlos – 202 North Central Ave. Phoenix 85004 (602) 253-4121 
Sunday March 28 – Venue is still TBD - a show for the Tucson Jazz Society , Tucson AZ
Tuesday March 30 – 8:30 PM A dance at the Fat Cat Ballroom-3131 E. Thunderbird Rd. #33, Phoenix 85032 (602)324-7119
Wednesday March 31 –7 PM play a concert at The Old Town Center for the Arts - 5th Street and Main – Cottonwood AZ  86326 (928)634-0940
Friday April 2 –A concert at the Taos Center for the Arts – 133 Cam Del Passeo Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571 (575)758-2052
Saturday April 3 – A concert at Community Concert Hall on the campus of Fort Lewis College. Durango Colorado
Tuesday April 6 –Play a concert at the Green Valley Recreation Center, West Social Center 1111 Via Arco Iris
Friday April 9 – 1 PM a School Show from 1 to 2 PM at Flickinger Center
Friday April 9 -  7:30 Concert at the Flickinger Center, 1110 New York Ave., Alamogordo NM 88310 (575) 437-2202
Saturday April 10 –7:30 Concert for the Artesia Arts Council at Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main Street, Artesia NM 88210 (575) 746-4212
Sunday April 11 –. 4 PM Concert/Dance for the Clovis Community College at the Clovis Civic Center 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis NM 88101 (575) 763-2000 –
Wednesday April 14- Hotel Andaluz , 125 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque NM 87102. This is a Dance from 8 to 11 PM.
Friday April 16 – Play 6 to 8 PM for the City of Casa Grande at the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center.

Aug 7
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission presented by AfroSolo
Denise & Junius Courtney Big Band (Outdoors) Afrosolo.org.   1-3pm

Aug 11
Rrazz Room @ the Nikko Hotel S.F.
"Bessie, Dinah & Me"   8pm showtime
222 Mason st. S F ticketweb (866) 468-3399  therrazzroom.com
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Aug 13, Friday
The Montclair Women's Big Band
Ellen Seeling, Director
Featuring Denise Perrier, vocals
Live in Concert at the Jazzschool, Berkeley

The Jazz School 2087 Addison St. Berkeley Ca.
7pm Show  Girls' Jazz Camp Students Free, $5 Parents, Others $15
9pm Show  General Admission $15
Info & Tix 510.845-5373 or http://jazzschool.inhousetickets.com/events

August 26th
Cotton Club
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Sept 11
Denise Perrier & Jeff Massanari Duo @
The Latitude Grill, 500 Robert Lake Rd. 707.508-1800 latitudegrill.com
Unless the weather is bad the show will be outdoors, very lovely spot.

September 18th Sat,

The Rrazz room, @ the Nikko Hotel, 222 Mason St.
Showtime 7:30 One Show "An Elegant Evening of Swing
Music & Song   Denise Perrier with Swing Fever. 
www. TheRrazzRoom.com
Tickets & Information; (866) 468 - 3399 

September 26th ----

The Bird's Nest  Jazz Party
Time 5 - 7 pm Reservations & parking details Ph (510) 534-6163
Reservations @ cathi@cwalkup.com  Suggested Donation is $25, which includes Wine, waters &  Gourmet Small Plates

Oct 1

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Home Front Festival by the Bay
Rosie The Riveter, 1940's USO Dance  "A Tribute To Lena Horne"
Fri, Oct 1st, 2010   7-11 pm
Crane Pavillion (the old Ford Assembly Plant @ the end of Harbour Way, So.
Advance Tickets $20 Admission @ door  $25 (period attire encouraged)
Cash Bar & Food Concessions----Free Coffee & Donuts

October 6th
Denise sings with the John Clark Quartet
@ Castagnola's... 286 Jefferson St. @ Jones
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Ca.
Music:  4 pm to 7 pm   No Cover

Sunday October 17, 2010 
7:00 till 10:00 PM
Dress Up and Come Dancing
Denise Perrier with Swing Fever (8-piece band)
Just reopened and remodeled
George’s Nightclub 
842 Fourth Street~San Rafael, CA
Advance ticket purchase discounted

This is the old New George’s, re-opening after several years of being dark, with new ownership and a face-lift. It will be great to have the venue open again. They want to create a great retro feel with Big Bands on Sundays, so dress up and come ready to dance, or to watch the band and dancers.

October 20th

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Nov 14th
SEPIA at Yoshi's SF
One Show at 8pm - Advance tickets recommended  
The Ladies of SEPIA are

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Four world class vocalists together on one stage to
SEPIA invites you to share an evening of music that celebrates the Black Diaspora.  They are accompanied by a fabulous trio:
Glen Pearson: Piano * Marcus Shelby: Bass * Jeff Marrs: Drums
"Each one tell some"..link to forward below & share online above
For tickets and more information please visit YOSHIS.COM
or call 415-665-5600
YOSHI'S is Located in the Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center
1330 Fillmore Street at Ellis in San Francisco,CA 94115

Sunday, November 28th
4pm @Silo's Jazz Club, Napa
Sirens of Song

Sirens of Song
Denise Perrier
Lavay Smith
Maye Cavallaro

Dec, 21st Special Tues,

Yoshi's Restaurant & Jazz House, Oakland ....
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland
Gen Info; 510. 238 -9200 www.Yoshis.com
Denise Perrier with The Junius Courtney Big Band ...
join us for an exciting Holiday

Castagnola's Restaurant--286 Jefferson St. S.F. Ca.    (415) 776-5015
December 22, & 30     Music : 4 - 7 pm Denise with the John Clark Quartet