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Tammy McCann

 
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
Tammy McCann has been named “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” 3 years running by the Chicago Tribune!!! Tammy is an internationally recognized Jazz Vocalist who’s powerful, sultry, and emotionally charged voice paints pictures and tells stories by merging Classical vocal technique and Gospel ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
Tammy McCann has been named “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” 3 years running by the Chicago Tribune!!! Tammy is an internationally recognized Jazz Vocalist who’s powerful, sultry, and emotionally charged voice paints pictures and tells stories by merging Classical vocal technique and Gospel ... (read complete bio)

 

Tammy McCann Biography

Tammy McCann has been named “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” 3 years running by the Chicago Tribune!!! Tammy is an internationally recognized Jazz Vocalist who’s powerful, sultry, and emotionally charged voice paints pictures and tells stories by merging Classical vocal technique and Gospel esthetic with Jazz to create a sound that is completely her own. Chicago Tribune’s Arts Critic, Howard Reich says McCann has, “A voice that soars in all registers, at all tempos, on all occasions... a voice that inspires wonder!”
Tammy is a story teller who draws emotion from and makes connections with here audiences world- wide. Her warm delivery allows her audience to go on the musical journey with her and her engaging personality imprints the memory of her performance on their hearts. Inside Jazz Magazine Music Critic, Nora McCarthy says “She came bearing natural gifts and with raw talent in hand, she stepped up to the mic and into the hearts of everyone in the room.”
The Chicago Tribune says “McCann is the next great voice out of Chicago!” Tammy McCann has performed with Chicago’s own Ramsey Lewis & Von Freeman and toured as a ‘Raelette’ with the great Ray Charles. McCann has thrilled audiences in festivals and clubs world- wide as well as the nation’s premier Jazz venues such as Birdland, The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola and Chicago's own Jazz Showcase her shows are not to be missed. Cultural & Jazz Critic Stanley Crouch says, “Her pitch is superb…clear on the top and startling at the bottom, while all of the steps in between are polished with swing...I have not heard a voice like hers in decades.”





Tammy McCann News

Sidney Myer, Rachelle Garniez & More to Perform at Pangea in December Photo Sidney Myer, Rachelle Garniez & More to Perform at Pangea in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2022

Pangea’s holiday tree will be all a-blaze with garlands of mirthful Downtown artistry this December, featuring Sidney Myer, Tammy McCann, Roz White, and more.

Music Institute to Present Tammy McCann in YES, MAHALIA! in October Photo Music Institute to Present Tammy McCann in YES, MAHALIA! in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

Music Institute of Chicago Artist-in-Residence and Chicago jazz favorite Tammy McCann will return to Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. with Yes, Mahalia!, a homage to gospel pioneer and Chicago legend Mahalia Jackson.

48th Annual HARLEM WEEK Returns This Month to Celebrate Arts, Culture, Resilience of  Photo 48th Annual HARLEM WEEK Returns This Month to Celebrate Arts, Culture, Resilience of the Harlem Community
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022

The 48th annual HARLEM WEEK returns August 12-21 for a 10-day live and virtual experience celebrating the people, arts, culture, entertainment, and history that Harlem is known for throughout the world.

The Music Institute of Chicago Announces 2022"23 Season at Historic Nichols Concer Photo The Music Institute of Chicago Announces 2022"23 Season at Historic Nichols Concert Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2022

The Music Institute of Chicago’s 2022–23 season at historic Nichols Concert Hall in downtown Evanston features a diverse lineup of artists performing classical, jazz, and gospel music.    

Jazzmobile's 2022 Summerfest Returns With Concerts Throughout the Five Boroughs in Ju Photo Jazzmobile's 2022 Summerfest Returns With Concerts Throughout the Five Boroughs in July and August
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

It's Summer, that special time when New York City opens its vast array of parks and outdoor spaces to the sound of music. Jazzmobile returns with its 58th annual Summerfest series, which takes over a myriad of stages throughout the city's five boroughs with a dancing and diverse assemblage of nearly 30 jazz stars and emerging talents from July 6 to August 31.

Photos: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Remains A NYC Talent Goldmine! Photo Photos: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Remains A NYC Talent Goldmine!
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2022

Every single Monday for the past eighteen years, host Caruso, along with the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra led by Billy Stritch (Daniel Glass on drums and Steve Doyle on bass) hosts Jim Caruso’s Cast Party shining a spotlight on an awe-inspiring variety of talent.

Mabel Mercer Foundation Gears Up For CABARET CONVENTION October 25 - 27 Photo Mabel Mercer Foundation Gears Up For CABARET CONVENTION October 25 - 27
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 18, 2021

The Mabel Mercer Foundation, led by KT Sullivan shows resilience as it evolves with the changing times and pandemic needs, presenting streaming and live performances for the 2021 Cabaret Convention.

Tammy McCann Presents Yes Mahalia! at Hyde Park Jazz Festival Photo Tammy McCann Presents Yes Mahalia! at Hyde Park Jazz Festival
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2021

No jazz singer on the scene today bridges Sacred and Secular like 2020 Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz Tammy McCann. Throughout her career, McCann has paid homage to gospel pioneer Mahalia Jackson, and on Sunday, September 26, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, she and her 11-piece band bring her tribute, Yes Mahalia!, to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival's West Stage, Midway Plaisance at S. Ellis Avenue.

Working In Concert Will Celebrate 100 Years Of Cabaret Photo Working In Concert Will Celebrate 100 Years Of Cabaret
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2021

Never before has there been a collection of Chicago's African American singers, Parisian Cabaret, LGBTQIA artists, and the classic American standards all coming together to celebrate 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret!

Alan Cumming, Kal Penn, Sutton Foster, and More Join Chicago Humanities Festival Photo Alan Cumming, Kal Penn, Sutton Foster, and More Join Chicago Humanities Festival
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021

Headliners include Tony Award-winning actor and singer Sutton Foster; Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard with his brother, actor Clint Howard; Design Matters podcast host Debbie Millman; actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn; Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming; PEN/Hemingway award-winning writer Teju Cole; and Illinois Poet Laureate Angela Jackson.