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Billy Strayhorn

 
Billy Strayhorn Headshot
Date Of Birth:
November 29, 1915 (107)
 
Billy Strayhorn Headshot
Date of Birth: November 29, 1915 (107)
Dave Stryker Organ Trio, Kurt Elling And More Coming Up At Birdland, December 6 - De Photo Dave Stryker Organ Trio, Kurt Elling And More Coming Up At Birdland, December 6 - December 18
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2022

Get all the details on all of the exciting jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running December 6 through December 18.

Darius de Haas to Present THE HOLIDAY CONCERT at 54 Below in December Photo Darius de Haas to Present THE HOLIDAY CONCERT at 54 Below in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022

Award-winning singer and actor, Darius de Haas (Rent, Kiss of the Spider Woman, this past summer’s highly acclaimed Public Works As You Like It, the singing voice of Shy Baldwin on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) will return to 54 Below in an encore performance of his Holiday Concert.

This Holiday Season, Stage Access Is 'Nutcracker Central,' With 10 Variations of Tcha Photo This Holiday Season, Stage Access Is 'Nutcracker Central,' With 10 Variations of Tchaikovsky's Magical Masterpiece
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2022

Few musical works or theatrical productions are as inextricably tied with the holidays as The Nutcracker, and to make this holiday season extra special, Stage Access – the streaming service dedicated to classical music, ballet, opera and the performing arts – is offering a dazzling array of 10 different variations on this wintertime spectacular.

Kurt Elling and Danilo Perez, Paloma, Frank Perowsky Orchestra, And More Coming Up A Photo Kurt Elling and Danilo Perez, Paloma, Frank Perowsky Orchestra, And More Coming Up At Birdland
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 25, 2022

Get details for all the jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running November 29 through December 11. 

Chicago Jazz Orchestra Presents A Musical Tribute To A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at The Photo Chicago Jazz Orchestra Presents A Musical Tribute To A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at The Studebaker
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2022

In a special holiday musical tribute to 'A Charlie Brown Christmas,' 17-year-old piano prodigy Brandon Goldberg will perform live with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra on Sunday afternoon, December 4 at 4:30 p.m., at Chicago's Studebaker Theater.

The Music Institute of Chicago's DUKE IT OUT! NUTCRACKER Combines Classical, Jazz Ver Photo The Music Institute of Chicago's DUKE IT OUT! NUTCRACKER Combines Classical, Jazz Versions
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its holiday tradition, 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 10 at 2 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. The performance is also available via livestream.

Julie Benko & Jason Yeager to Celebrate Album HAND IN HAND With Two Shows at 54 Below Photo Julie Benko & Jason Yeager to Celebrate Album HAND IN HAND With Two Shows at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

The married musical team of Julie Benko and Jason Yeager will celebrate Hand in Hand – their debut duet album from CLUB44 RECORDS – with two very special New York concerts at 54 Below on Monday, November 7 at 9:30 PM and Sunday, December 4 at 7:00 PM.

Pianist Matthew Hagle Performs BRAHMS AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES November 5 At Nichols Co Photo Pianist Matthew Hagle Performs BRAHMS AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES November 5 At Nichols Concert Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2022

​​​​​​​Music Institute of Chicago piano faculty and well-known Chicago musical artist Matthew Hagle returns to Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. with “Brahms and His Contemporaries,” an evening of late 19th and early 20th century short piano works.

Austin Shakespeare Announces 22-23 Season Photo Austin Shakespeare Announces 22-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

Austin Shakespeare's upcoming season brings back their most popular playwrights and a new collaboration. 

Broadway and Cabaret Stars, Comedy, Classics and More Come to Davenport's Piano Bar & Photo Broadway and Cabaret Stars, Comedy, Classics and More Come to Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret This October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, Chicago's premier location for enjoying music in an intimate setting, announces its roster of September performances in its Cabaret and Piano Bar. Davenport's, 1383 North Milwaukee Ave., is open Thursdays 7 - 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. and Sundays from 6 - 11 p.m. 

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.

Multi-Award Winning Cabaret And Jazz Vocalist Celia Berk Releases Her 3rd Album 'Now  Photo Multi-Award Winning Cabaret And Jazz Vocalist Celia Berk Releases Her 3rd Album 'Now That I Have Everything'
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022

Celia Berk, the multi-award winning vocalist, has just released her much anticipated third studio album, Now That I Have Everything. Music Director/Pianist Tedd Firth revives the classic format of the Nat King Cole trio with bassists David Finck and Jay Leonhart and guitarist Matt Munisteri, along with percussionist Rex Benincasa on several tracks.

Album Review: No Longer On Standby, Julie Benko & Hubby Jason Yeager Are Singing & Pl Photo Album Review: No Longer On Standby, Julie Benko & Hubby Jason Yeager Are Singing & Playing Together HAND IN HAND
by Bobby Patrick - Aug 30, 2022

HAND IN HAND is a sweet way for this musical partnership to round out what has been a whirlwind ride for their household.

Review: Julie Benko & Jason Yeager Celebrate HAND IN HAND Album Release at Birdland Photo Review: Julie Benko & Jason Yeager Celebrate HAND IN HAND Album Release at Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 30, 2022

Hand In Hand, as an album and as a show, are pretty good reasons for Jason Yeager and Julie Benko to celebrate.

Listen: Julie Benko and Jason Yeager's Duet Album HAND IN HAND Out Now Photo Listen: Julie Benko and Jason Yeager's Duet Album HAND IN HAND Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2022

that Hand in Hand – the debut duet album from the married musical team of Julie Benko and Jason Yeager – is now available. Listen here!

Live At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce September 2022 Lineup Photo Live At Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Announce September 2022 Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this September with a full slate of nightly performances!

Exclusive: Hear Julie Benko And Jason Yeager Sing 'If I Were A Bell' From Their Duets Photo Exclusive: Hear Julie Benko And Jason Yeager Sing 'If I Were A Bell' From Their Duets Album HAND IN HAND
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022

Hand in Hand – the debut duet album from the married musical team of Julie Benko and Jason Yeager – is available for pre-order. The full album will be released on CD and in digital and streaming formats on Friday, August 26.

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces Launch of Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra Photo Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces Launch of Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022

Maestro Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute (PYOMI), has announced the launch of the Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra (PYJO), a new program division of the Institute.

Celia Berk Will Release New Album NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING September 1st Photo Celia Berk Will Release New Album NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING September 1st
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 13, 2022

Fresh on the heels of smash-hit cabaret show Celia Berk will release a new album on the Grammercy Nightengale Music label.

Listen: Julie Benko & Jason Yeager Share 'Louisiana Fairy Tale' From Upcoming 'Hand I Photo Listen: Julie Benko & Jason Yeager Share 'Louisiana Fairy Tale' From Upcoming 'Hand In Hand' Album
by Michael Major - Aug 12, 2022

The married couple's upcoming album, 'Hand in Hand,' includes theater favorites (“People” from Funny Girl, “All I’ve Ever Known” from Hadestown), jazz standards (“The Nearness of You,”), and pop hits (“Mercedes Benz”), in addition to Yeager’s original songs. Watch a feature on the making of the album and listen to the new single now!

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