Kim Marcoux’s classic jazz vocals go down easy

Rhode Island jazz singer Kim Marcoux will appear in San Francisco for the first time in a career that spans more than five decades.

“San Francisco has always been one of my favorite cities. I’ve visited here many times, and I’m delighted to finally have the opportunity to sing here,” says Marcoux, who calls Providence, R.I., home.

She’ll sing Friday at the Octavia Lounge, accompanied by pianist Tammy Hall. Her two sets will focus on tunes drawn from the Great American Songbook.

Marcoux says the show will have a little bit of everything: “standards, torch songs, swing tunes, a couple of bluesier songs, some straight-ahead jazz, show tunes and even a newer jazz tune or two.”

Along with compositions by the likes of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington and Frank Loesser, her set list may include songs by Peggy Lee, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, Bobby Troup, Louis Jordan and Michael Franks.

The first show is at 7 p.m. at the Octavia Lounge, 1772 Market St., at Octavia Street. The cover charge is $15. Visit www.octavialounge.com or call (415) 863-3516.

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