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Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Swing Music

» Chicago Brass Quintet
As Chicago’s original brass quintet, these five virtuosi possess the technical and musical mastery needed to perform music of all periods and styles with equal aplomb. The Chicago Brass Quintet brings style, grace, dazzling technique and humor to every performance. "Virtuoso Brass" - the music of Vivaldi, Bach, DeFalla, Ewazen and Copland. "Brass & Gospel" - joined by the Brown Singers Gospel Quintet for an evening of traditional American and gospel music with brass. "Brass & Organ" - the quintet joins forces with organist Paul Vander Weele in works by Stanley, Purcell, Strauss, Widor, Vienre and McCabe. "A Night in London" - featuring music of The Beatles, Manhattan Transfer, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Handel, William Boyce, Gustav Holst and more.

» Dave Bennett
Dave with his All-Star Sextet play Goodman's big hits and "swing-era" classics: Moonglow, I've Got Rhythm, Body and Soul, Slipped Disc, Sing, Sing, Sing and many others. Dave Bennett is a jaw dropping clarinet prodigy who brings to life the music of "The King of Swing" with incredible technique, expression and sensitivity.

» Michael Andrew and Swingerhead
Led by band leader-singer-songwriter Michael Andrew, these cats are making people swing! The dynamic show mesh 50's kitsch with the raw energy of the 90's club scene from Florida, California and New York, combining tunes from Frank Sinatra and others with originals. Catch Michael soon starring on Broadway in The Nutty Professor!

» Straight Ahead
"Blues Women in the Twentieth Century" showcases all the great ladies of blues such as Mahalia, Billie, Aretha and many more with historical information and humor. Straight Ahead also perform their signature concert which combines all the elements of jazz into their own blend of traditional, transitional and contemporary jazz. These five women, widely recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music, move their sound comfortably from mainstream jazz to R&B ballads, avant-garde to Brazilian funk. Their live performances are a joyful celebration.