Buckley, who will be accompanied by her long-time musical director — famed jazz pianist Kenny Werner — will play the California venue Jan. 8-10, 2009. The award-winning actress will also be joined by bassist Peter Barshay and drummer Alan Hall. Show times are 8 and 10 PM each night. As previously announced, Buckley will return to Feinstein's at Loew's Regency Feb. 10, 2009, with her acclaimed Betty Buckley By Request evening. Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, the concerts will feature Seth Rudetsky at the piano.
Betty Buckley offered acclaimed performances in Sunset Boulevard, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1776 and Promises, Promises. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the Broadway production of Cats, and she starred on the London stage in Promises, Promises and Sunset Boulevard, earning an Olivier Award nomination for her work in the latter. Also a TV ("Eight Is Enough") and film ("Tender Mercies") star, the actress-singer devotes much of her time to concert appearances around the world. Her solo CD, "Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar Warehouse," was nominated for a Grammy Award and is available on the Concord Records label. The actress was also seen on the final three seasons of the acclaimed HBO series "Oz" as well as in the Lincoln Center revue, Elegies: A Song Cycle. Buckley's newest recordings, "Quintessence" and "Betty Buckley 1967," are both available on the Playbill Records/Sony BMG Masterworks Broadway label. Buckley most recently scored raves for her work as Mrs. Jones in "The Happening."
Yoshi's Jazz Club is located at 1330 Fillmore Street in San Francisco. For tickets, priced $32-$35, call (415) 655-5600 or visit http://sf.yoshis.com/sf/jazzclub.