The Monk Meets the First Lady

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ticket Information

Time
8:00 PM
Presented By
Governor's State University - Center for Performing Arts
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Jazz
Description

Orbert Davis’ CJP Chamber Ensemble celebrates the centennial birthdays of two of the jazz genre’s most influential artists: Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald. While Ella’s music has been a staple of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic performances, new arrangements of Thelonious Monk works will premiere under Orbert Davis’ baton, blending jazz and classical genres. This performance will also mark a CJP debut for vocalist Tammy McCann, hailed by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune as “the next great voice coming out of Chicago.” 


Ensemble Name
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic - Chamber Ensemble
Musicians
Tammy McCann (vocals), Leandro Lopez Varady (piano), Orbert Davis - lead
Composers
Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonius Monk, arrangements by Orbert Davis

Venue
Governor's State University - Center for Performing Arts
Location
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL