with Jill Jack, vocalist; Takashi Iio, bass; Ron Pangborn, drums; Scott Gwinnell, piano & Kris Kurzawa, guitar
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Tickets available at the door
Forty-four time, Detroit winning songwriter Jill Jack wanted her dad to listen to her music! The only problem was her dad loved jazz, not folk rock. As a young adult, Jill’s parents liked to go to jazz piano bars after dinners at the London Chop House, and they would head over to Little Harry’s in Detroit. Jill’s dad asked the amazing Ernie Swan to teach Jill a thing or two about singing. He introduced her to Billie Holiday, Etta James and so many more. Jill went on to become one of the most successful songwriters in Michigan, but not in jazz. Jill wanted to give her dad a gift before he passed. She told her longtime drummer, Ron Pangborn, about her wishes to put a project together of the songs that Ernie Swan had taught her and ones she knew her dad would love. Selecting some of the best musicians in Detroit, Jill Jack released “Pure Imagination” which garnered radio attention and won Outstanding Jazz Recording in 2017. Join Jill and her award winning band for a night of your American Songbook favorites.
“Her voice soars like opera and smokes like the blues” – Detroit Free Press
“Jill Jack, one of the stars in the universe .. is a delight..a musical calling card that demands to be heard.” – Roots Music Report
**Winners to be announced / More details coming soon**
Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 PM
Please join us as we congratulate the winners and participants of the 2019 Steinway Jr. Piano Competition. Providing a platform for talented Michigan musicians to share their music remains one of our highest priorities. The contestants of the competition were given the opportunity to compete for up to $1,000 in prize money and receive official recognition from an iconic world-class piano brand. We invite you to celebrate their accomplishments.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
General Admission: $15
Steinway Society Members: $10
Cash or check, payable at the door
Stephenie is easily one of the most versatile vocalists you will ever hear. Her early classical training along with influences by Motown and Miles produced a truly unique voice in the entertainment world. She is completely at home with Puccini and Coltrane alike. Billie Holiday …? Stevie Wonder …? All you have to do is ask! Join us for this wonderful evening of entertainment and jazz. You WILL be wowed!