Jazz Vespers Service Kicks-off Chi-Town Festival

Jazz Vespers at First PresA Jazz Vespers Service on March 6 at First Presbyterian Evanston will kick-off this year’s Chi-Town Jazz Festival. We’ll feature veteran jazz saxaphonist, Jim Gailloreto, performing 2 original compositions both for Soprano Saxophone, Voice and Cello.  The musicians will be Jill Kaeding (Cello), Cheryl Wilson (Voice) and Jim (Soprano Saxophone).

Jim Gailloreto
Jim Gailloreto

The composition ‘Song of Psalms’ is inspired by three Psalms suggested by Rev. Ray Hylton, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Evanston. This new music’s style is not classical or jazz, but something in the middle. The work is special to Jim because it is a collaboration with his son, Coleman Gailloreto.  The group will also perform a recent composition “As of Yet”, written for the same instrumentation.  The vocals are wordless.

Song of Psalms (Lyrics by Coleman Gailloreto)

  • Psalms of Lament: 42:9-10
  • Psalms of Hope: 33: 18-22
  • Psalms of Thanksgiving: 9: 1-2

As of Yet

Tammy McCann
Tammy McCann

After a brief intermission we’ll hear from the exciting Tammy McCann. Tammy McCann has been named “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” for several years by the Chicago Tribune!!!  Tammy is an internationally recognized Jazz Vocalist who’s powerful, sultry, and emotionally charged voice paints pictures and tells stories by merging Classical vocal technique and Gospel esthetic with Jazz to create a sound that is completely her own. Chicago Tribune’s Arts Critic, Howard Reich says McCann has, “A voice that soars in all registers, at all tempos, on all occasions… a voice that inspires wonder!”
Learn more about Jim Gailloreto here.
Learn more about Tammy McCann here.


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