This year’s grammy nominated Orrin Evans & the Captain Black Big Band will have a weekly residency at Chris' during June and July. Come get the big band experience as they make Chris' their home-away-from-home and dial in to maximize your summertime jazz.
“Steeped but not trapped in the tradition of jazz! Trumpeter Arnetta Johnson has done it again with the release of "Who Are You". Here we have yet another selection from Ms. Johnson that takes you on a wonderful journey”
Vocalist Michelle Lordi wants to tell you a story, so sit back, pour yourself a cocktail and listen. The story you will hear will be sung with cool, uncorrupted understatement that swings with a clear, warm, seductive voice that is lovely and unforgettable.
A University of the Arts student led jazz group performing jazz and blues standards featuring Melanie Ashe on vocals, Molly Schecter on drums, David Byrd on piano, Alex Papatolis on bass, and Raph Kraus-Palit on guitar. .
Michael HC was inspired to put together this sextet by Wayne Shorter’s record “The Soothsayer.” Their repertoire includes music from this record as well as MHC’s adventurous original compositions and arrangements of standards
The Jump City Jazz Orchestra is a dynamic big band orchestra comprised of eighteen of the Delaware Valley's finest musicians and vocalists. With our authentic big band sound, the Jump City Jazz Orchestra has delighted audiences at concerts, dances, weddings and corporate events with its entertaining and exciting performances of the 20th Century's greatest music since its founding in 1994.
Listen to Marilyn Older’s luminous, inviting vocals for echoes of Anita O’Day and Peggy Lee. And listen, too, for wry lyrics that regularly inspire raucous audience sing-alongs as well as features on NPR. The players’ musical influences include Louis Prima, Sam Butera, and Sammy Davis Jr. Says renowned jazz writer Ken Borgers, “Chaise Lounge is a delicious, subtle, swinging ensemble that, to borrow a phrase from Duke Ellington, is beyond category.”
Davina and the Vagabonds, “I Can’t Believe I Let You Go” Backed by brass, B3 organ and the barroom jazz of a well-tested road band, Davina Sowers creates her own Americana mishmash — a little Amy Winehouse-worthy neo-soul there, a little Great American Songbook-influenced songcraft there — with “I Can’t Believe I Let You Go.” Released on next month’s Sugar Drops, this is bluesy, old-school lounge music with a 21st century twist, led by a frontwoman whose voice and vigor have earned the Vagabonds quite a following overseas.
~~Rolling Stone Magazine - Top 10 Best Americana Songs to Hear Now~~