Black Cat Recreates “Cotton Club”

Dr. David Hardiman, Sr., a distinguished musician, educator, and Golden Gate Fields celebrity,  joined a swinging combo at Black Cat last week.

The featured vocalist was Denise Perrier, who has spent her career performing in the San Francisco Bay Area and touring extensively in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Here’s what David has to say about her:

Harkening back to the time when a singer told the story and left the rest to the instrumentalists, Denise has a very welcoming straight-ahead style.  Blessed with a rich, contralto voice, she concentrates on the standards, adding blues and Latin for variety. She is equally at home in a duo, quartet, big band or orchestra setting.  But whatever the musical configuration, Denise connects with audiences – that’s her forte. She is known as “the voice with a heart.”