Tammy McCann Kicks off National CD Release Tour
October 10th, 2014
Music Institute of Chicago Artist in Residence Tammy McCann has a CD release show at Chicago's Promontory on Wednesday, October 8 at 8 pm. Chicago Tribune music critic Howard Reich writes, "it's clear that McCann is viewing well-worn tunes in deeply personal ways, altering rhythms and melody notes in expressive ways." McCann teamed up with Laurence Hobgood, Grammy award winning pianist and former musical director for Kurt Elling, for the album. Reich says of the duo, "The very thought of a singer of McCann's vocal prowess sharing a stage with a pianist as sensitive and technically accomplished as Hobgood is enough to quicken the pulse of just about any jazz listener."
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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. As jazz critic Stanley Crouch said, “Her pitch is superb…clear on the top and startling at the bottom, while all of the steps in between are polished with swing...” McCann has performed with such luminaries as Ramsey Lewis and Les McCann and toured as a “Raelette” with the great Ray Charles, with sold-out shows in some of the top jazz venues in America, including Birdland, The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola and the Jazz Showcase.
See Tammy McCann at the
Music Institute of Chicago's 5th Annual Jazz Festival
November 7-8, 2014
Featuring the music for Charlie Parker
Don't miss another opportunity to hear Tammy McCann and some great jazz at MIC's fifth annual jazz festival at Nichols Concert Hall in downtown Evanston. The festival opens with a rare performance of music from the legendary Bird with Strings recordings. Jazz vetertan saxophonist Charles McPherson and MIC artist in residence Tammy McCann are featured. Northwestern University Director of Jazz Studies, Victor Goines, is also on the program with a feature of a newly comissioned work for jazz quartet and strings.