Sam’s Corner is pleased to present three Dynamic Divas in an extraordinary night of music. Valeriana Quevedo, Roberta Donnay and Kay Kostopoulos will knock you out with their unique styles of hot jazz.
Valeriana Q has been singing, dancing and playing percussion professionally since age 10. She's traveled throughout the United States as well as Asia and Europe. She is an exciting and vivacious performer who sings from her heart and her passionate and rhythmic vocal stylings are filled with sincerity and warmth.
Roberta Donnay is an award-winning singer & songwriter with tracks on TV and film. Donnay has opened for, or performed with, George Benson, Bob Dorough, David Grisman, Bela Fleck, John Hammond, Dan Hicks, Dr. John, Christian McBride, Maria Muldaur, Lewis Nash, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, Lee Ritenour, Booker T., and Tuck & Patti.
Black Olive Jazz artist Kay Kostopoulos is an elegant singer, actress and Stanford professor, whose unique sound is informed by her Mediterranean heritage and percussive finger cymbals. Her theatrical background lends an emotional sensitivity to her lush and sensuous three-octave vocal range.
Sam Rudin is the creator and owner of The Back Room, and he is also one of the most exciting pianists you are ever likely to hear. He can evoke the spirit of Fats Waller, Oscar Peterson, Mose Allison and Jerry Lee Lewis...sometimes all at the same time. His repertoire reflects the whole range of 20th Century popular music, and that broad range will be put to good use tonight as he joins bassist Chris Amberger and drummer Bryan Bowman to back up all three of tonight's vocalists.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!