The Monk Meets the First Lady

Presented by Orbert Davis Chicago Jazz

Philharmonic, featuring Tammy McCann

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Tickets $38/28

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Orbert Davis’ CJP Chamber Ensemble celebrates the centennial birthdays of two of the jazz genre’s most influential artists: Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald. While Ella’s music has been a staple of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic performances, new arrangements of Thelonious Monk works will premiere under Orbert Davis’ baton, blending jazz and classical genres. This performance will also mark a CJP debut for vocalist Tammy McCann, hailed by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune as “the next great voice coming out of Chicago.” 

This event is the closing night of the Chicago Southland’s “Let Them Eat Jazz” festival.

Sample 100 years (1917-2017) of flavor in music and food, as the Chicago Southland celebrates the jazz masters who had the recipe for success!

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