Jazz Vocalist McCann Joins Music Institute of Chicago
The Music Institute of Chicago has announced the appointment of vocalist Tammy McCann as Artist in Residence.McCann will perform and present master classes at the Music Institute, as well as represent the institution and its mission to the wider community.
Music Institute President and CEO Mark George said, “Tammy is a superb artist whose stylistic breadth spans jazz, pop, cabaret and gospel music. This appointment symbolizes the institution’s embrace of a range of music, beyond its historical focus on classical music. Tammy is an extraordinary performer who will be a tremendous asset to our many students and patrons.”
McCann’s first public appearance as Artist in Residence will occur Sunday, October 28 during the Music Institute’s Billy Strayhorn Festival, which honors the work and legacy of one of the great jazz composers and collaborators, presented in partnership with Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc. The Festival includes two star-studded concerts, also featuring trumpet great Terell Stafford, and a screening of the award-winning film Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life followed by a panel discussion. All events take place at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.