Dec 21, 2017 | 8:00 PM | Thursday
Jason Brock presents his fifth annual Holiday show with special guest, Paula West! They'll be singing all of your favorite holiday songs, along with a few more obscure ones. It's going to be fun, funny, and warm your heart (and body if you're drinking).
Start on : December 21, 2017 8:00 PM Thursday
End on : December 22, 2017 8:30 PM Friday
SFSU Jazz Dept Founder and esteemed composer/performer, Dee Spencer, will be on the piano.
Jason Brock is a television, film and stage star. He was seen in homes all over the world as a finalist on X-Factor singing songs like Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.” Jason also starred in the film, “Love is not Enough,” which played at global film festivals, including the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco. Jason is well-known as a cabaret star and performs original shows regularly. He has been voted “Best Male Cabaret Singer” for the last three years by the readers of the Bay Area Reporter. He has also done a fair amount of theatre. Some of his roles include: Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” at the Boxcar Theatre, a demented flower girl in Taylor Mac’s “The Lily’s Revenge” at Magic Theatre, and “Peachy Gale” in Peaches Christ’s “The Wizard of Odd” at Castro Theatre. Jason is currently working on an album of original music. His original songs, “Cornbread,” “You’ve got the Love” and Miguel Migs’ “Sail On” can be purchased or streamed on most music services today
Paula West has performed nationally and internationally at prestigious venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Maison de la Musique and the White House. She has released four CDs and won three New York Nightlife Awards for "Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist."
West was born and raised in the San Diego, California area, the daughter of a Marine Corps family. As a child she wasn’t exposed to very much jazz music, as her father preferred classical music. She only started to explore jazz and jazz vocal music during college; these explorations became more serious and focussed when she moved to San Francisco after graduating from college. She has also been at some pains in the past to note that “I never sang in church”.