"JEANNIE TANNER: MY WORDS & MUSIC" - Debut Album Concert (Featuring 12 of Chicago's finest vocalists performing Tanner's original songs that they recorded for this CD) - 2/27/2017
Twelve of Chicago's finest vocalists gather for one night to debut a new album of original, distinctly American music written by singer-songwriter, composer and trumpeter, Jeannie Tanner. These talented vocalists recorded Tanner's songs for her new release, "My Words and Music," and will perform them during this evening of spectacular entertainment. Never before has this renowned group of artists been brought together for one concert:
*Alyssa Allgood *Rose Colella *Elaine Dame *Kimberly Gordon *Paul Marinaro
*Tammy McCann *Jeff Meegan *Typhanie Monique *Andy Pratt *Abigail Riccards
*Michele Thomas *Amy Yassinger
With just one performance, this will be an extraordinary evening of music, and a grand showcase of Tanner's breadth and talent as a songwriter and musician. "Jeannie Tanner is a triple-threat Chicago singer-trumpeter-composer, who probably couldn't play or write an unmusical phrase if she wanted to." Howard Reich, CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Tanner's mastery as a composer lies in her ability to fuse the spontaneity of old school jazz with memorable lyrics and musical hooks that send audiences home humming her tunes.
Stylistically, the tunes on "My Words & Music" embrace the spectrum of American music from the Great American Songbook to Red Light New Orleans-style Jazz; bossa nova and retro 1960s Rat Pack Swing to percussive funk; rousing gospel and soulful ballads; to shades of adult contemporary pop. Like this eclectic mix of music, the featured vocalists bring their depth of versatility and musicianship to interpreting and capturing these songs in their own unique styles.
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