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  • September 6, 2018
  • Digital Release: The Wizard and I from Wicked
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  • Vandana's beautiful and powerful cover of "The Wizard and I" from the Broadway musical Wicked ia available for 99 cents on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.  

  • February 22, 2018
  • Follow Your Heart
    222 Mason Street
    San Francisco, CA
  • 8 pm (doors: 6:30 pm)
  • $19 - $45
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  • "Bali Charms and Astounds her Audience" - SF Bay Times

    A classically trained vocalist with a 3-octave range, Vandana Bali has performed standards, Broadway, power ballads and pop songs to sold-out audiences from coast to coast. She has performed at European festivals, at Don’t Tell Mama in New York City, sang the national anthem at a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden and has performed at the Plush Room, Martuni’s and Society Cabaret in San Francisco. Her primary influences include Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughan, Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti LuPone, Olivia Newton-John and Whitney Houston.

    Making her Feinstein’s at the Nikko debut with her “Follow Your Heart” show, Bali invites you to enjoy songs and stories about all facets of love, hope and determination from Broadway composers including Stephen Schwartz as well as songs by pop icons and jazz legends. She has three independent CD's available online and at shows. www.vandana.net. Vandana will be joined onstage by pianist and award winning Musical Director Ben Prince.

  • September 22, 2017
  • Jim Caruso's Cast Party
    222 Mason Street
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
  • 8 pm (doors: 6:30 pm)
  • $17.50 - $45 plus $20 food/drink minimum per person
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  • I'll sing two upbeat songs at this fun open mic hosted  by the incredible Jim Caruso from NYC! Click to Purchase Tickets and please bring friends!

     

    JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTYJim Caruso's Cast Party

    Get ready, San Francisco! Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003, Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show/open mic where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle. Think “American Idol” meets “The Tonight Show.” Imagine Martin Short and Liza Minnelli throwing a hip house party around the baby grand…and you were invited! 

    Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan, but the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Theatrical legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus, take to the stage and entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment awaits.

    Caruso has also taken the show on the road, and celebrated talent in London, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Miami, as well as very special all-star events at The Town Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Cast Party has been honored with three Broadway World Awards, a MAC Award, Bistro Award, and a Nightlife Award.

    Interested open mic participants can learn more about the event and sign up to secure a spot by emailing the host at caruso212@aol.com or learn more about the event at www.castpartynyc.com
  • September 1, 2017
  • Open Mic in NYC!
    343 W. 46th Street
    New York, NY 10036
  • 9 pm - close
  • Free, 2 drink minimum
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  • Of course I had to sing at a piano bar during my impromptu NYC visit!  Check out video clips of me singing "The Wizard and I" and "Love Changes Everything"!  What a fun time! Gerry Deifenbach was awesome on the piano! 

  • August 5, 2017
  • 2nd Live Music Video Shoot
    426 25th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
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  • Pianist Christopher Hewitt and I had a blast recording our live music video with a great team at 25th Street Recording!

    Here's more about the project.  And, here's the video we made! 

    After the huge success of the first Live Acoustic Video Shoot at 25th Street, we are opening the doors again for local artists to come and shoot a professional live music performance. 

    Book a slot for your act to film a professional live music performance. 5th August. Slots are on a first come first serve basis. 

    25th Street Recording is giving local artists a special opportunity to film and record an acoustic performance! 

    HOW IT WORKS: 5 BAY AREA artists will have the opportunity to film and record a professional live music video on the 5th August. 

  • May 13, 2017
  • Love Changes Everything
    Society Cabaret Vandana's Love Changes Everything show with Tom Shaw on piano
    Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    United States
    (415) 857-1896
  • 8 pm (doors: 7 pm)
  • $30 - $50 (buy early for best prices/seats)
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  • Vandana Bali, vocals
    Tom Shaw, piano

    A classically trained vocalist with a 3-octave range, Vandana Bali has performed standards, Broadway, and pop songs at venues from coast to coast.  In her show "Love Changes Everything," Vandana will sing songs about love, hope and determination from Wicked, Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, Little Shop of Horrors, The Baker's Wife, Aspects of Love and Pippin along as well as songs by pop icons Celine Dion and Whitney Houston.  

    Vandana is thrilled to collaborate with pianist Tom Shaw, a San Francisco singer, pianist, actor and composer who has entertained audiences for nearly forty years in cabaret, theatre, television, film, private events on his own or with the Tom Shaw Trio.


    “Her voice took on colors of Julie Andrews” – SF Bay Times

    “Barbra and Celine, make room” – ‘Power of Love’ CD fan review

    “Powerful vocals” – Cabaret Hotline Online

    “Her sense of dynamics and diction are flawless” – SF Bay Times

  • February 17, 2007
  • An Evening of Standards, Broadway and Pop
    4 Valencia Street at Market
    San Franciso, CA 94103
    415-241-0205
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • $20
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  • In honor of my parent's 43rd wedding anniversary (and because they'll be celebrating it in San Francisco), I decided to kick off 2007 with a show full of positive songs about love and celebrating life. I am honored to continue working with the super-talented Victoria Theodore on piano. She sets the keys on fire!!

  • December 9, 2006
  • 4 Valencia Street at Market
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    415-241-0205
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • $15 advance/$18 CASH at door
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  • Come on out and join me (and my fav pianist, Victoria Theodore) for the FINAL San Francisco performance of my "The Power of Love" show. Enjoy $6 Candy Cane Martuni cocktails during the show and some creative patter along with 75 minutes of non-stop fun :-) Bruce Phillips MC's and we'll sing a duet for your listening pleasure!! BUY TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/8006

  • October 21, 2006
  • Private Wedding - San Rafael
    San Rafael, CA
  • 5pm
  • October 1, 2006
  • The Power of Love: An Evening of Standards, Broadway and Power Ballads"
    940 Sutter Street (between Hyde and Leavenworth)
    San Franciso, CA 94109
    415-885-6800
  • 7pm
  • $20 - $25
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  • BUY TICKETS ONLINE AT: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&pl;=&eventId=60542 or call Ticketweb at 1-866-468-3399 to buy tickets. 2 drink minimum, 21 and over only. Doors open at 6pm Musical Director: Victoria Theodore http://www.vtmusicworks.com

  • September 8, 2006
  • Private Birthday Party - San Francisco
    San Franciso, CA
  • 7pm
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  • I've been asked to sing a few tunes at an upcoming private birthday party here in my pretty city by the Bay. Should be fun!!

  • July 9, 2006
  • "The Power of Love" Cabaret
    343 West 46th Street (Restaurant Row)
    New York, NY 10036
    212-757-0788
  • 7pm
  • $15 cover, 2 drink minimum, CASH
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  • Dred Scott on piano, http://www.dredscott.com SEATING begins at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7pm. Click the above "Brown Paper Tickets Get Tickets" graphic to buy tickets online or CALL the venue after 4PM Eastern Time at 1-212-757-0788 to reserve tickets by phone.

  • May 7, 2006
  • Martuni's Song of the Month Open Mic
    4 Valencia
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    415-241-0205
  • 5pm - 8pm
  • Free but buy a martini.......
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  • Monthly song circle for Bay Area Cabaret professionals.

  • May 6, 2006
  • 4 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    415-241-0205
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • $15 advance/$18 CASH at door
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  • Please join me as I ring in another year on Saturday, May 6th. I will perform songs from both of my CD's *and* I will debut several new Broadway, blues and pop songs! I am honored to have Victoria Theodore on piano, http://www.vtmusicworks.com. ******PURCHASE TICKETS****** Please buy your tickets online by clicking on the brown paper tickets graphic above or call the 24/7 Ticket Hotline at 1-800-838-3006. Your ticket includes complimentary birthday cake directly after the show and a special gift.***

  • April 13, 2006
  • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    99 Grove Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
  • 10:40am - 11:20am
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  • ***NOTE: To attend this event, you must be a volunteer. Please click on the above link to register to volunteer for even a few hours that day*** I will perform at Mayor Gavin Newsom's upcoming Project Homeless Connect Volunteer event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. I am excited to volunteer for this important event that brings together San Franciscan volunteers every other month with our local homeless population to connect those in our community who need our help the most with services. I will share the stage with several Blue Bear School of Music bands. I'll have a 40 minute set that morning and have the amazingly talented Victoria Theodore on keyboards, http://www.vtmusicworks.com.
  • April 2, 2006
  • Martuni's Song of the Month Open Mic
    4 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    415-241-0205
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Free (but try a martini.....)
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  • Bay Area cabaret pros peform songs for peers. I'll sing a new show tune and a song I've been singing for years.

  • February 20, 2006
  • 940 Sutter Street (between Leavenworth and Hyde)
    San Francisco, CA 94109
  • 8pm - 11pm
  • free
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  • Come on by for an Open Mike at the historic Plush Room located in the York Hotel in lower Nob Hill. This is a great room. I'll be on sometime after 9pm and will sing a 10 minute set from my new CD "The Power of Love".
  • December 10, 2005
  • The Power of Love
    4 Valencia Street at Market
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    415-241-0205
  • 6:30pm- 8:00pm
  • $10 cover, no host bar
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  • Show starts promptly at 7pm. Please arrive by 6:30pm and buy a "Power of Love" martini. Free street parking after 6pm. Please allow 20 minutes to find parking south of Market or on Valencia Street.
  • December 4, 2005
  • Martuni's Song of the Month Open Mic
    4 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    415-241-0205
  • 4:30 - 8:30
  • free
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  • Join Bay Area cabaret pro's at a monthly open mike.

  • November 11, 2005
  • Private Wedding - Wine and Roses, Lodi
    Wine and Roses
    Lodi, CA
  • 7pm
  • November 6, 2005
  • Open Mike
    Open Mic at Blue Bear School of Music
    Fort Mason, Building D, 2nd floor Performance Hall
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    415-673-3600
  • 3:00 - 5:00
  • $5 suggested donation
  • August 7, 2005
  • Martuni's Song of the Month Open Mic
    San Francisco, CA
  • 5:00pm
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  • Join Vandana at her Martuni's debut! She'll perform a few Broadway favorites.

  • November 30, 2004
  • Jazz Jam
    2937 Mission Street
    San Franciso, CA 94110
  • 10:00pm onward
  • 2 drink minimum
  • March 11, 2004
  • Open Mic
    Canvas Cafe Open Mic
    San Francisco, CA
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Free (food/drink purchase)
  • December 9, 2003
  • Open Mic
    Axiom East Open Mic
    San Francisco, CA
  • 7 pm - 9 pm
  • Free
  • October 7, 2000
  • Private Wedding
    Private Wedding - St. Joseph's Church in Paris, Framce
    50 Avenue Hoche
    Paris
    France
  • 2PM
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  • Religious Songs

  • November 8, 1988
  • National Anthem, NY Knicks Game
    7th Avenue & 32nd Street
    New York, NY 10010
    (212) 465-6727
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  • Performed the national anthem at a NY Knicks basketball game at Madison Square Garden.

  • July, 1986
  • Western European Summer Tour
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  • Toured Western Europe with a select choir of 100 students, two from each state, in the group "American Music Abroad"  Competitive selection process.

     

    Performed in: Austria, France, West Germany, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium.

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