Nominated as Best Jazz Vocalist in the 2018 Coachella Valley Music Awards, Francesca Amari is an award-winning, versatile singer/cabaret artist from Palm Springs, CA, who has performed at top-rated cabaret clubs from New York to Hollywood, including Birdland Jazz Club, the Metropolitan Room, The Triad and the 92nd Street Y in NYC and The Gardenia, Catalina Jazz Club, The Mbar, Rockwell Table and the E Spot/Vitello’s in Hollywood; Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego and The Purple Room in Palm Springs; earning rave reviews for her entertaining cabaret shows. She tours the country with her critically-acclaimed Gilda Radner tribute and has performed and studied with such cabaret luminaries as Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, Marilyn Maye and Sam Harris, among others. Locally, Francesca performs weekly at the COPA Nightclub with The Mod Squad Variety Show and has appeared regularly at such top Coachella Valley spots as Melvyn’s, PS Underground, The Purple Room, AJ’s on the Green, Woody’s and Palm Canyon Roadhouse. Francesca appeared in the AZ, FL & PA Non-Equity premieres of “Midlife! The Crisis Musical” by veteran Broadway brothers Bob and Jim Walton. She won rave reviews and a Desert Theatre League (DTL) award for best professional actress as Reno Sweeny in Palm Canyon Theatre’s “Anything Goes;” and has received DTL nominations for Outstanding Cabaret Performer and professional lead actress in “Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class” and “Women Behind Bars.” She was a nominee for 2018 Outstanding Female Entertainer by Palm Springs’ Gay Desert Guide. Other theatre credits include, “Pump Boys & Dinettes,” “Taffetas,” “Beehive,” “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” & “A…My Name is Alice.” Francesca is a busy audiobook director and has been teaching and directing children’s theatre for 30 years.