Tickets Now On Sale for Tammy McCann, her Big Band, and Student Jazz Musicians

St. Charles, Illinois, January 9, 2014 – The St. Charles Arts Council is delighted to announce that Tammy McCann, (proclaimed “the next great voice out of Chicago*”), her Big Band, and local student musicians will perform during the Inaugural – Charlie’s Center for the Arts – Student Artist Event. The concert is on February 15, 2014. The event will run from February 14 through Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Tickets are on sale now for $25 [seating is limited] to hear this spectacular jazz vocalist – a singer described by Jazz Critic Stanley Crouch as possessing “superb [pitch],…clear on the top and startling at the bottom, while all of the steps in between are polished with swing...” and her Big Band. Local student musicians, featuring the Alex Murphy Quartet, will open the concert at 7 p.m., followed by McCann and her Big Band.

You don’t want to miss hearing what McCann can do with classics like Nina Simone’s “Black is the Color” or Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life”, or her wonderful  interpretations of songs such as the Latin tinged version of the Rogers and Hammerstein favorite “Happy Talk”. Call or email to reserve your tickets now.

Also consider visiting the city early to experience ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN - encompassing venues all over the city that will feature visual art galleries/studios, music, spoken word performances, dance and more – all of which feature K – 12 and college student artists.

Visual and Film artists’ work can be seen in the student-only neXt gallery, the St Charles Arts Council’s pop-up art gallery program to be located at BMO/Harris Bank, 1 E. Main Street, St. Charles. The neXt gallery is open from February 14 through March 9, 2014.

Charlie’s also features the programming of our Arts Partners, such as All Things Art Studio and Water Street Studios/PrintLab, and our Civic Partners, Community Unit School District D303 and the St. Charles Park District.  Enjoy the whole Charlie’s experience! More information can be found on the SCAC web site – go to the “Events” page to view the event schedule.

Contact the St Charles Arts Council at 630.443.3794 or info@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org for ticket information.

This concert is underwritten by a donation from the Cultural Commission of the city of St. Charles. 

Charlie’s Center for the Arts – Student Artist Event – is sponsored by:

The Cultural Commision of the City of St. Charles, St Charles Arts Council, and St. Charles Rotary Club. Audition, performance and gallery spaces provided by Baker Community Center (St. Charles Park District), BMO/Harris Bank and Fox Valley Rep.


The St. Charles Arts Council is a 501(c)(3), registered not-for-profit Illinois corporation whose mission is to create an organization that serves and promotes the arts and cultural activities in St. Charles, to the mutual benefit of the arts and the community.  The SCAC is staffed entirely by volunteers.


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