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Sunday, October 13th
9:15pm-10:30pm |$15/$20/$30

EMPRESS, “All in My Head”

Join EMPRESS for an intimate musical evening at Black Cat. Singing her original compositions while playing solo at the keyboard, her poetic lyrics and soulful voice will draw listeners into a rare acoustical moment and transport them into the inner sanctums of EMPRESS’s creative process.

Shannon Marie Rugani — known professionally as EMPRESS — is an American singer, songwriter, composer, dancer and actress. She developed a deep love for music at age 4, when she began playing and composing at the piano. Before pursuing her musical career, EMPRESS enjoyed a distinguished decade-long dance career with San Francisco BALLET, where she was recruited as one of the youngest dancers in the company’s history.

Following her Ballet career, EMPRESS left for the Broadway stage in NYC, performing in the TONY Award Winning production of An American in Paris. In her Broadway roles as an ensemble member and understudy for the lead role of Lise, EMPRESS honed her musical talents and began performing some of her original music in front of groups of friends. EMPRESS kept her original music a secret from the world at large….until now. As a singer, songwriter, composer and producer, EMPRESS is focused on creating an artistic venture where she can realize a melding of her passions for music, dance, theater, fashion, art and technology. She is currently working on her first solo album with 2X Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Bart Schoudel (Beyoncé, Justin Beiber).

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The cost shown for each performance is the price for tickets per person, which are purchased in advance. There is a Food & Beverage Minimum for reservations downstairs. Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite, or by making a reservation on Opentable By submitting a reservation, you are purchasing tickets to a show. Tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred to other people. No-shows or cancellations are charged the full ticket price per person to the card on file.

See our FAQ for more details. There is no charge for enjoying the music in our upstairs lounge.

Call us at 415.358.1999 or email us with any questions!

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3X Grammy Winner KEYON HARROLD!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

From Brooklyn, KAZEMDE GEORGE 5tet, featuring vocal sensation SAMI STEVENS

From Brooklyn, KAZEMDE GEORGE 5tet, featuring vocal sensation SAMI STEVENS

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

From Brooklyn, KAZEMDE GEORGE 5tet, featuring vocal sensation SAMI STEVENS

From Brooklyn, KAZEMDE GEORGE 5tet, featuring vocal sensation SAMI STEVENS

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

CLOSED THIS EVENING

Oakland Jazz/Soul Vocalist LILAN KANE

The WALTER EARL Group

An Evening with TAMIR!

An Evening with TAMIR!

An Evening with TAMIR!

An Evening with TAMIR!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

JAVIER SANTIAGO

The TAL COHEN Trio

The TAL COHEN Trio

Vocal Rising Star JACK MOSBACHER: “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”

The TAL COHEN Trio

Vocal Rising Star JACK MOSBACHER: “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”

The TAL COHEN Trio

The TAL COHEN Trio

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED THIS EVENING

Artist To Be Announced

Anderson .Paak frontman, Grammy Trumpet Sensation MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

Anderson .Paak frontman, Grammy Trumpet Sensation MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

Anderson .Paak frontman, Grammy Trumpet Sensation MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

CLOSED THIS EVENING

The Black & Gold Soirée Featuring MAURICE “MOBETTA” BROWN

Featuring DJ Wonway Posibul!

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