WORDS & MUSIC is a new album released by singer-songwriter, trumpeter and composer Jeannie Tanner featuring the voices of 12 of Chicago’s finest singers. The music reflects an eclectic mix of genres reminiscent of the Great American Songbook and N’awlins-style jazz; with soulful ballads, the sounds of Latin rhythms and retro 1960’s Rat Pack swing. These 2 nights at Andy’s will feature musicians and vocalists from the new album:
Dan Murphy (co-producer/pianist/Fri), Lisa McQueen (piano/composer/Sat), Cory Biggerstaff (bass), Darren Scorza (drums), Neal Alger (guitar/Fri) and Tim Fitzgerald (guitar/Sat)
8/11 vocalists: Elaine Dame, Paul Marinaro, Tammy McCann & Typhanie Monique
8/12 vocalists: Alyssa Allgood, Andy Pratt, Abigail Riccards & Michele Thomas, with special guest appearances (TBA).
Copies of the new 2-set cd will be available for purchase.
“Chicago does not lack for engaging jazz trumpeters, vocalists, pianists, bandleaders, songwriters and arrangers — but how many can do it all? Jeannie Tanner happens to be one… If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to hear her pick up a horn, or sing a ballad or unveil an original song, you know that she practically exudes music.”
Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
“With a dozen Chicago vocalists and a raft of compositions — many written with those particular vocalists in mind — Jeannie Tanner’s double-disc constitutes a love letter to the city’s jazz singers. And hearing their performances, the feeling is clearly mutual.”
Neil Tesser, The Jazz Network