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Audiences will be transported to a bustling 1950s jazz bar for one night at The Basement. The Martini Lounge will host an impressive array of acts, paying homage to the bygone eras in a fusion of blues, jazz and burlesque.

Independent artist and producer Sheena Miss Demeanor said, “Burlesque performers will dazzle you with their stunning costuming and impress with their dance skills that include fan dancing, poi, contortion and of course, a performance inside a giant martini glass.”

The infamous giant martini glass act will be performed by Miss Demeanor herself, with a cast of dancers including Bella Louche, Lillian Starr and Rosie Rivette.

This is the second instalment at The Basement, after a highly successful and sell-out show in June.

The night will be hosted by sass Queen Memphis Mae, and headlined by burlesque act Zelia Rose, who has just returned from a tour with international sensation, Dita Von Teese.

Classic tunes from Billie Holliday and Etta James will be covered, as well as some modern interpretations from Prince and Madeline Peyroux.

Musical director and respected Sydney based guitarist, George “Medicine” Rigatos, will lead jazz and blues band, The Hanged Men.

The show can be accompanied with an intimate dinner, The Basement is offering dinner and drinks packages for large groups.

In fitting with the evening, bartenders will be mixing classic martinis in a variety of flavours.

Dec 1, The Basement, 7 Macquarie Place, Sydney. $30-$101. Tickets & Info: www.thebasement.com.au

By Georgia Fullerton.