Tammy McCann

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Music Institute of Chicago Artist-in-Residence Tammy McCann is an internationally recognized jazz vocalist whose powerful, sultry, and soulful voice paints pictures and tells stories by merging classical vocal technique and gospel aesthetic with jazz to create a sound that is completely her own. Named “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” by the Chicago Tribune, arts critic Howard Reich said of McCann, “a voice that soars in all registers, at all tempos, on all occasions...a voice that inspires wonder!” McCann has performed with Ramsey Lewis, Willie Pickens, and Von Freeman and toured as a “Raelette” with the great Ray Charles. In addition, she has thrilled audiences at some of the nation’s premier jazz venues including Birdland, the Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, and Chicago’s own Jazz Showcase.

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Jazz Artist Tammy McCann And Musicians Return To Nichols Concert Hall With A JAZZ CHRISTMAS, December 16

To celebrate the holidays, the Music Institute of Chicago presents jazz vocalist and Artist-in-Residence Tammy McCann performing “A Jazz Christmas” Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston.

Music Institute Welcomes Families For DUKE IT OUT! NUTCRACKER December 9

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its annual performance Duke It Out! Nutcracker, featuring the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite in a music and dance performance Saturday, December 9 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston.

Broadway Jersey Boy, Matt Bogart, Stages Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons Tribute At The Encore

The Encore Musical Theatre Company has announced the first tribute concert of their 15th Anniversary Season, paying homage to the iconic Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

An Evening of Les Paul & Mary Ford Featuring Russell Malone & Tammy McCann Comes to Dizzy's Club

Russell Malone, world-renowned jazz guitarist, and the dynamic vocalist Tammy McCann have joined forces for a celebration of Les Paul and Mary Ford, the husband/wife superstar duo who performed and recorded together between 1945-1963.

Jazzmobile's SUMMERFEST Returns in July With Concerts in All Five Boroughs

New York City’s parks and outdoor spaces come alive with the sound of jazz in the summer, courtesy of Jazzmobile’s 58th annual Summerfest 2023 series, which premieres on stages throughout the city’s five boroughs with an outstanding assemblage of nearly 30 jazz stars and emerging talents from July 5 to September 24.

Vocalist Tammy McCann to Release 'Do I Move You?'

Co-produced by Grammy winning bassist/bandleader John Clayton, who worked with McCann when she performed at the Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles in 2021, and longtime collaborator guitarist Fareed Haque, McCann’s Do I Move You? was created at the end of the COVID-19 quarantine period.

Jazz Legend Kahil El'Zabar Returns To The Encore Next Month

The incomparable Kahil El'Zabar and his award-winning Ethnic Heritage Ensemble are returning to The Encore, this time bringing a unique Modern Exploration of the American Songbook. El'Zabar's ensemble last appeared on The Encore's Maas stage one year ago with Modern Jazz Meets Musical Theatre, which was met with great enthusiasm and acclaim. 

Sidney Myer, Rachelle Garniez & More to Perform at Pangea in December

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

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 the Harlem Community

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 Concert Hall

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 July and August

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!

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

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

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

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

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. 

The Music Institute of Chicago Announces MUSIC IN THE GROVE Block Party

The Music Institute of Chicago will welcome families and music lovers of all ages to Music in the Grove, a free indoor/outdoor block party and birthday bash celebrating 90 years of music-making and teaching.

Vocalist Tammy McCann Pays Tribute To Gospel Great Mahalia Jackson With YES MAHALIA!

Throughout her career, McCann has paid homage to gospel pioneer Mahalia Jackson, and on Friday, August 6, 7:00 pm, at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park, she and the Eyal Vilner Big Band will perform her latest soulful tribute, “Yes Mahalia!, at Jazzmobile's Summerfest 2021, which is dedicated to co-founder Dr. Billy Taylor in honor of his 100th Birthday  

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