Friday, April 19, 2013

Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey's Hot Love Cabaret troupe will present "Hot Love in Bloom" on 
Friday, April 26, 7pm, at St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River (at River and Swan). 
Chef Kristine Jensen of Gallery of Food will cater this event. Tickets are $35, available 
online,, or by phone, 520.370.5912. All seats are reserved.

Hot Love Cabaret celebrates the playful side of love in all its diversity. Diane Van Deurzen and Lisa Otey founded the group in 2004. The show has explored many themes, from holiday 
music and sexy songs about food to Hollywood, Las Vegas, and Hot Love in the Summertime. Thisyear, we will sing about love around the world in "Hot Love in Bloom." Imagine hearing
romantic songs from Paris, Napoli, and Buenos Aires, tickling the one you're with (or one youjust met) with feathers or a lucky roll of Love Dice and savoring the delicious offerings 
from Gallery of Food and you have a taste of what to expect from an evening of Hot Love 

Cast members include Diane Van Deurzen, Lisa Otey, Regina "the Queen" Wills, Burney Starks, 
Mark Rosenbaum, and Bobby Curtis. Regina sings with Diane and Lisa in their R&B group, Lisa 
Otey and the Desert Divas, and performs regularly around town. Burney Starks has been 
performing in Tucson for many years, starring in local theatre productions, tv and movies andsinging with his Motown revue, True Devotion. Mark Rosenbaum is a member of Desert Melodies 
and is known for his Jazz Sundae radio program on KXCI. Bobby Curtis is a dancer and singer 
who has performed for decades on stages from Broadway to Las Vegas and Tucson. Bobby is our 
newest addition to Hot Love. Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey perform as a duo across the US, 
Mexico, Canada, Europe and Australia. It is a highlight of their year to present this annual
celebration of love.

Friday, April 26, 7:00pm
Hot Love in Bloom
St. Francis in the Foothills
4625 E. River
$35,, 370.5912
all seats reserved

Monday, March 11, 2013

Diane Van Deurzen and Lisa Otey have a concert coming up on Sat., March 30 at Tucson's oldest landscape nursery, Harlow Gardens, located at 5620 E. Pima. The event begins at 6pm with a wine & hors d'oeuvres reception, followed by the concert at 7pm. Tickets are $25. For tickets and information, call 298.3303 and select option 3.

Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey are a dynamic duo, a perfect blend of hot jazz, sultry blues and cabaret. They take their act to festivals, clubs and theatres around the world. Recent performances include the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, Thredbo Blues Festival in Australia, and Yardbird Jazz Club in Edmonton, Alberta.

"They put their hearts and souls into each song they sang and the fun they exuded on stage was infectious as it engulfed the audience. Hand clapping, toe tapping, smiles, hoots and hollers prevailed throughout their performance." (Clearwater Tribune, Idaho)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gay Otey in Concert!

My mom, Gay Otey, is coming to town next Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 20 and 21, at 7:00PM, to perform her annual concert at Z Mansion, 288 N. Church. Gay is an amazing classical pianist/singer and is quite funny as well. Her CD, "Postcards", celebrates the classical piano works of Ginastera, Turina, Pinto, and Granados. "Postcards" is available online at

In this concert, Gay will perform a program called "Back to My Roots", celebrating her Norwegian, English, Welsh, Polish, and German heritage with piano pieces by Chopin, Grieg, Brahms and more. Diane Van Deurzen and I will sing an interlude of songs based on classical themes by Chopin, Brahms and Debussy

Tickets are $15, available online,, or by phone, 370.5912.

The Lisa Otey & Friends series continues: 

Monday, Aug. 27 with soul/R&B singer Anna Anderson; 
Monday, Sept. 10 with French jazz/pop singer/guitarist Naim Amor; 
Monday, Sept. 24 with jazz & blues singer Diane Van Deurzen; 
and Monday, Oct. 1 with Broadway/cabaret singer Liz McMahon

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lisa Otey's annual Jazz Meets Blues concert

Hi everyone,


Our annual Jazz Meets Blues concert is coming April 22 and 23! This year's magical, musical conversation between jazz and blues artists features Walter Belcher (vocal); Heather "Lil' Mama" Hardy (violin, vocal); Diane Van Deurzen (vocal); Stefan George (guitar, vocal); Lisa Otey (piano, vocal); Steve Grams (bass, vocal); Marco Rosano (sax); Dante Rosano (trumpet); and Pete Swan (drums, vocal). What a lineup!


We will have two performances:


Friday, April 22, 7:30pm

Desert View Theatre


$21 adv,



Saturday, April 23, 7:00pm

Community Performing Arts Center

1250 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley




We recently found a misprint regarding the Green Valley concert, advertising our show on the Friday, not the Saturday. We are taking every step possible to change this misinformation. Please help us pass the word!


In other news...the Berger Performing Arts Center is in danger of losing their Yamaha grand piano. This Saturday, April 16, at 8pm, the Berger Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind (1200 W. Speedway) will present a benefit concert called "Ivories and Green." I will perform a few songs, as well as Rex Woods, Kim Hiyashi, Don Gest, Chamber Music Plus, and many more musical, magical and theatrical acts. Susan Claassen from the Invisible Theatre will be our MC. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door.


On Monday, April 18, our Piano Night Series with Lisa Otey continues with singer/songwriter Amber Norgaard. This will be our first performance together! Amber's journey has taken her from the farmlands of Iowa to the wilderness of Alaska before making her mark in our beautiful desert. Tucson Lifestyle writes that Amber "...combines a nurturing spirit with a keen sense of melody mixed with trenchant social observations and strong dash of on-the-mark humor." You won't want to miss this concert! We will perform Monday, April 18 at 7pm at the historic Z Mansion (288 N. Church). Tickets are $20 and are available online at You can also reserve your seat over the phone, 370.5912.


See you there,




Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ivories and Green – Piano Saver Benefit Concert : In Concert! Music Association

Ivories and Green – Piano Saver Benefit Concert : In Concert! Music Association

Ivories and Green – Piano Saver Benefit Concert

Ivories and Green - Piano Saver Benefit Concert
Saturday, April 16, 2011
8:00pm - All Ages
1200 West Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
Other Info

The Berger Performing Arts Center

Suggested Donation $25, general admission
Additional donations will be accepted in the lobby:
On line here with $2.50/ticket fee: will go on sale by Saturday, March 12
All Bookmans Stores and Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue

For over 13 years the Berger Performing Arts Center has had the wonderful opportunity to use a beautiful grand piano through the generous support of Hachenberg & Sons and the Yamaha Corporation. Due to the current state of the economy Yamaha has informed us that they can no longer allow use of the grand piano free of charge. Yamaha needs to collect the piano and put it up for sale. This is going to leave the Berger Performing Arts Center without a grand piano, which could effect our ability to support many of the wonderful concerts Tucson audiences have had the opportunity to enjoy at our venue in the past.

It is our intention at the Berger Performing Arts Center to make sure we replace this piano so we can continue to support the variety of quality performances we are so fortunate to host. It is now necessary for us to find a way to purchase a piano of our own. This means that we must find a way to raise the funds to make such a large purchase. We are still searching for the appropriate piano to replace the piano we will be losing, so a fundraising goal has not been determined, but we will be looking at price tag from $30,000 to $50,000 depending on what piano we decide to purchase.

Center. Several artists that have either performed or presented at the Berger Performing Arts Center have agreed to participate in the concert in some form or another. The list of performers scheduled to appear are (the list is subject to change):

• Lisa Otey
• Rex Woods
• Kim Hayashi
• Juan Aguirre
• Chamber Music Plus
• Illusionist Michael Howell
• Time To Dance Dance Studio
• Susan Claassen from Invisible Theatre
• Arizona Rose Theatre Company
• Genevieve Gaus, Richard Katz and Friends
• Mary Bouley and Don Gest of Trim the Velvet
• John Corrin and Student Alumni from the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Please join us on April 16th for a fun evening with a variety of entertainment.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wild Women CD Review, KXCI

"fun stuff from Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen. This is a tribute in song to 100 years of women blues singers (see under cd for a list of inspirations) with a great mix of sass, sentimentality, sexual innuendo and humor."

-Duncan Hudson, KXCI

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Benefit at Boondocks for New Beginnings : Benefit at Boondocks for New Beginnings on Sunday:

Tucson, Arizona | Published: 08.20.2009

Benefit at Boondocks for New Beginnings on Sunday
Women rule the Boondocks Lounge on Sunday as it hosts the second annual Goddess Gumbo benefit concert.
The evening will raise money for New Beginnings, an organization that helps get homeless women and children off the streets.

A wide cross-section local women performers, including Nancy McCallion, Lisa Otey, Namoli Brennet, Jo Wilkinson and the Silver Thread Trio, will perform.
The evening begins at 5 p.m. Admission is $10."