CHRISTMAS JAZZ CONCERT
TYPHANIE MONIQUE QUARTET
FRIDAY, 14 DECEMBER
DOORS: 6:30 PM | CONCERT 7 PM | RECEPTION 8:30 PM
ADMISSION: $20 ($25 at the door), MEMBERS FREE
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Take a break from the cold outdoors, embrace the yuletide spirit and celebrate the season with the appropriate amount of jazz, carols and spiced wine at our Christmas Concert! We have invited one of Chicago’s top jazz singers, Typhanie Monique, to perform holiday favorites and made the event free to Members, because we are grateful for your support and want to share the joy! The concert will be followed by a light reception, meeting the musicians and spreading the holiday cheer.
Jazz Times magazine describes vocalist Typhanie Monique as a “modern-day Sarah Vaughan with iridescent traces of Lena Horne.” Music lovers in her hometown of Chicago and throughout the Midwest know her as that region’s local favorite—warm, soulful and charismatic.
Typhanie is a performer, educator and recording artist whose three critically acclaimed, independently produced albums have captured the ears of Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich and thousands of dedicated fans. She has shared the stage with jazz’s elite, including Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, The Manhattan Transfer and Mavis Staples.
A bold, engaging performer with the ability to reach straight to the heart of her listeners, Typhanie has graced jazz’s most distinguished venues, including Chicago’s Jazz Showcase and City Winery, Smalls Jazz Club and The Kitano in New York, The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis and The Dakota in Minneapolis. She has enthralled audiences and brought enthusiastic crowds to their feet at major outdoor festivals like Taste of Chicago and the Chicago Jazz Festival. Internationally, she has performed in the Ukraine, Russia, and Columbia, South America.
“Monique has never lacked for stage presence or vocal audacity. ... One of these days, the rest of the world is going to discover her.”—Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
“[Monique] brings a bright soprano voice to the stage with heartfelt passion and musi- cal accuracy. Her expressiveness indicates a rising star.”—Jim Santella, Cadence
“Typhanie Monique shows off her considerable chops in vintage and neosoul as well as jazz classics.”—Time Out Chicago