United Sounds of America: New_York_City

Upcoming Events / June 2011 / United Sounds of America: New York City

United Sounds of America: New York City

Friday, June 10, 2011, 8 pm
Chicago Symphony Center
220 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

This portrait of New York‟s rich and varied musical history focuses on two distinct and important eras. First, Grammy Award-nominated jazz pianist Bill Charlap directs an all-star ensemble, including Chicago native and jazz vocalist Kurt Elling,on a journey through the music of the Roaring Twenties, Broadway, Ellington, Bernstein, Sinatra and be-bop. The second half features acclaimed singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega with band members guitarist Gerry Leonard and bassist Mik Visceglia. Her special guests are contemporary singer-songwriter Richard Julian and legendary folk singer, Chicago native and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Tom Paxton in a set celebrating the New York folk scene of the 1950s, „60s, and beyond.

Bill Charlap Trio
Bill Charlap, piano
Peter Washington, bass
Kenny Washington, drums
Kurt Elling, vocals
Ken Peplowski, clarinet
Jimmy Greene, tenor saxophone
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet
Suzanne Vega, guitar and vocals
Tom Paxton, guitar and vocals
Richard Julian, guitar and vocals

Check out the promotional video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtoAOxy8Slk

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Press Release