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WDCB to present two Jazz Fest Week concerts at PianoForte, broadcast live on WDCB!

August 10th, 2017

For the fourth straight year, WDCB will broadcast concerts from the PianoForte Studios in Chicago as part of WDCB’s week of activities leading up to the city’s annual Chicago Jazz Festival. The pair of live performances will be hosted by WDCB in the intimate and acoustically pristine PianoForte Studios at 1135 S. Michigan Ave.

On Monday, August 28, vocalist Sarah Marie Young and pianist Stu Mindeman will perform a duo set. And on Tuesday, August 29, pianist John Campbell plays a set of solo piano. Both concerts are open to the public with no admission charge, and begin at 6pm. Both shows will be broadcast live in their entirety on WDCB. The Tuesday concert will also be televised live in Chicago on CAN TV 27.

About the artists:

Sarah Marie Young & Stu Mindeman

Sarah Marie Young is an award winning singer, songwriter and musician who sings jazz naturally tinged with soul. One of Chicago’s most versatile vocalists, she’s equally at home in the worlds of folk, blues, pop and r&b as well as jazz. She’s performed at both the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Her most recent recording “Recess”, was released in 2016.

Stu Mindeman is a Chicago-based pianist who spent his formative years in Santiago, Chile and Chicago. He’s well respected in Latin music circles, but when he’s not playing with Sarah, Mindeman can often be found traveling the world as the pianist in Kurt Elling’s band. His latest album, "In Your Waking Eyes: Poems by Langston Hughes", was released in 2014.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLhlMqt0ilU

John Campbell

A native of Bloomington, Illinois, pianist John Campbell made a big mark on the Chicago jazz scene of the 1970s and ‘80s, eventually becoming an in-demand accompanist for jazz stars including Clark Terry, Mel Torme and Terry Gibbs. Campbell has more than a half-dozen titles in his discography, including his own volume in the prestigious “Live at Maybeck Recital Hall” series of solo piano recordings.

https://youtu.be/2wwcXDNFOk0?t=67