Tickets are now on sale for a performance by Tammy McCann and her Big Band with Student Musicians at the Charlie's Center for the Arts - Student Event, occurring at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Baker Community Center, St. Charles.
The St. Charles Arts Council is delighted to announce that Tammy McCann, (proclaimed "the next great voice out of Chicago*"), her Big Band, and local student musicians will perform during the Inaugural - Charlie's Center for the Arts - Student Artist Event. The concert is on February 15, 2014. The event will run from February 14 through Sunday, February 16, 2014.
Tickets are on sale now for $25 [seating is limited] to hear this spectacular jazz vocalist - a singer described by Jazz Critic Stanley Crouch as possessing "superb [pitch],…clear on the top and startling at the bottom, while all of the steps in between are polished with swing..." and her Big Band. Local student musicians, featuring the Alex Murphy Quartet, will open the concert at 7 p.m., followed by McCann and her Big Band.
You don't want to miss hearing what McCann can do with classics like Nina Simone's "Black is the Color" or Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life", or her wonderful interpretations of songs such as the Latin tinged version of the Rogers and Hammerstein favorite "Happy Talk". Call or email to reserve your tickets now.
Also consider visiting the city early to experience ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN - encompassing venues all over the city that will feature visual art galleries/studios, music, spoken word performances, dance and more - all of which feature K - 12 and college student artists.
Visual and Film artists' work can be seen in the student-only neXt gallery, the St Charles Arts Council's pop-up art gallery program to be located at BMO/Harris Bank, 1 E. Main Street, St. Charles. The neXt gallery is open from February 14 through March 9, 2014.
Charlie's also features the programming of our Arts Partners, such as All Things Art Studio and Water Street Studios/PrintLab, and our Civic Partners, Community Unit School District D303 and the St. Charles Park District. Enjoy the whole Charlie's experience! More information can be found on the SCAC web site - go to the "Events" page to view the event schedule.
Contact the St Charles Arts Council at 630.443.3794 or info@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org for ticket information.
This concert is underwritten by a donation from the Cultural Commission of the city of St. Charles.
Charlie's Center for the Arts - Student Artist Event - is sponsored by:
The Cultural Commision of the City of St. Charles, St Charles Arts Council, and St. Charles Rotary Club. Audition, performance and gallery spaces provided by Baker Community Center (St. Charles Park District), BMO/Harris Bank and Fox Valley Rep.
The St. Charles Arts Council is a 501(c)(3), registered not-for-profit Illinois corporation whose mission is to create an organization that serves and promotes the arts and cultural activities in St. Charles, to the mutual benefit of the arts and the community. The SCAC is staffed entirely by volunteers.
The SCAC currently produces and sponsors the neXt gallery (a pop-up gallery program), Charlie's Center for the Arts and the "Art At Home" series.
About Tammy McCann:
Tammy McCann is an internationally recognized Jazz Vocalist and is currently Artist in Residence for the Music Institute of Chicago. Her 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 since Dianne Reeves."
About the St. Charles Arts Council:
The SCAC will serve all those individuals (professionals, amateurs, and students) who produce tangible, consumable works of the imagination and all organizations, businesses, and groups that include and represent those people. This would be arts and cultural activities in their broadest sense, including graphic, plastic, and decorative arts, architecture, crafts, literature and poetry, music, theater, and dance. Ultimately we foresee a city municipal arts center, more working artists and opportunities in arts education, many privately-owned galleries, performance venues, and related arts programming.
About the City of St. Charles:
St. Charles, Illinois, located in both DuPage and Kane County, is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago. Over 2,100 businesses employ over 34,200 people, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants, and manufacturing facilities. The City of St. Charles was recently named one of the "150 Great Places in Illinois" for the combined architectural work of the City Municipal Center, the Main Street Bridge, and the historic Hotel Baker.
The City's recently completed 2014 Strategic Plan includes the following Action Plan: Market and promote St. Charles as a friendly, appealing destination, characterized by activities, events, arts, and culture. Capitalize on artistic and cultural resources by supporting local talent and lively venues and activities. Encourage collective civic endeavors to broaden the variety of attractions and events.