Jeannie Tanner’s WORDS & MUSIC/Album Release Feat Var Artists @ Andy’s Jazz Club


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

“It (WORDS & MUSIC) needs a ground swell to make it a national treasure and focus some love back on Chicago jazz… Killer stuff that’s must hearing for anyone looking for something new and different that doesn’t stray from tradition. Well done throughout.”
Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher/Midwest Record

“Words & Music offers a bounty of melodic jazz blends, from bossa nova to swing. Each track is a singalong tune, making the recording appealing to a wide audience and crossing over many sectors of jazz… It takes audiences back to a time when blues & jazz singers ruled the nightlife of cabarets and jazz clubs far and wide…” Susan Frances, Blogcritics