Yale Club of Chicago to Present GERSHWIN IN BLUE, 2/26
The Yale Club of Chicago presents "Gershwin in Blue: A George and Ira Gershwin Songbook Celebration," Wednesday, February 26, 8 p.m. at the Jazz Showcase, featuring vocalists Ava Logan and Charles Thomas.
The Yale Club of Chicago returns to the historic Jazz Showcase with Gershwin in Blue: A George and Ira Gershwin Songbook Celebration. Join Chicago jazz vocalists and Yale alumni Ava Logan, Charles Thomas, and a powerhouse rhythm section of Chicago's top instrumentalists for an evening of classic American popular song, including "They All Laughed," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "S'Wonderful," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," and a selection of arrangements from the Gershwin masterpiece Porgy and Bess. Don't miss one of the year's most memorable musical events!
Ava Logan's appearances include starring roles as Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson with Black Ensemble Theater, and solo jazz appearances in Chicago, LA, Paris, Rome, and Moscow. At Yale, she was a member of Proof of the Pudding, and a founding member of Whim 'n Rhythm, an all-female a cappella group that is the counterpart of the all-male Whiffenpoofs.
"Ava Logan offers a fresh breath of old-school glamour, bringing sass and swing to the classic jazz singer's repertoire while retaining the swanky class that this material deserves." - Neal Tesser
Charles Thomas has performed in jazz clubs, cabarets, and concert halls across the US and throughout Europe, and has collaborated with jazz pianists Geri Allen and Amina Claudine Myers, vocalist Jeanne Lee, the iconoclastic dance ensemble Urban Bush Women, and Las Vegas's Desert Angels, accompanying Barbra Streisand. At Yale, he was a member of the Whiffenpoofs and the co-ed a cappella ensemble Redhot & Blue.
Miguel de la Cerna, piano (Dee Alexander, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
Kurt Schweitz, bass (Chicago Jazz Festival, Rockford Symphony)
Jon Deitemyer drums (Patricia Barber, Matt Ulery).
Gershwin in Blue: A George and Ira Gershwin Songbook Celebration
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 8pm
806 S. Plymouth Ct., | Chicago
featuring jazz vocalists Ava Logan and Charles Thomas
Miguel de la Cerna, piano
Kurt Schweitz, bass
Jon Deitemyer, drums
Advance tickets are $20 online at yalechicago.org. Sales at the door are $25.
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