Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret

Dana Salzman CD Release Party

Dana Salzman

When: Fri., Feb. 26, 10 p.m. 2010

Oftentimes, a young starlet will sing about love, sex, temptation, and seduction because she wants to increase her wattage or her retail value. For local singer Dana Salzman, it isn't a put-on. She's genuinely risqué, and a looker to boot -- so when this girl sings about rocking your world ("Entity"), just hope she really means it. For now, let's forgive Salzman for doing something freaky with her hard-earned jazz performance degree from the NewSchool. She's a talented and imaginative songwriter, capable of singing over her solos or rocking a vamp for 24 bars and keeping the groove alive. Her new album, Rising, is a mix of Latin funk, jazz, and some tight, blues-influenced hip-hop beats, and features drummers Darian Gray and Valentino, guitarist Tommy Folen, bassist Chico Lopez, and violinist Rose Ketabchi. Valerie Troutt sings background on several tracks. The band performs Friday, Feb. 26, in the Yoshi'sLounge (1330 Fillmore St., San Francisco), along with Rappin 4Tay and Kirby Dominant. 9 p.m., $10. Yoshis.com

Rachel Swan

Price: $10

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