Born in New York and raised in Moscow, Elizaveta Khripounova has been crossing cultures before she knew what that meant. Her music is an entrancing blend of pop, jazz and opera, resulting in a gentle, easy listening experience. Recent song “Black Cat Emergency” is more on the pop side of things, proving that Elizaveta can do pretty much whatever she sets her mind to. The song is the most important thing, and this rising star has songs by the bucketload. Emotional and stirring, she’s currently based in Japan and working on an album in Mandarin. It’ll be fascinating to see what her set includes at the Hotel Cafe.

Elizaveta plays with 405, Hey King and Robert Francis at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 16 at Alex’s Bar.