ZAZZ presents a classical jazz concert at Maple Street Chapel

As part of the Maple Street Chapel 2024 Variety Program, ZAZZ will perform a concert interweaving the sounds of classical music with jazz on Sunday, April 14.

The concert starts at 3 p.m. at the Maple Street Chapel at 220 S Main St. in Lombard.

ZAZZ, a classical jazz group, will present a classical/jazz concert that melds the genres of classical music and the jazz idiom.

It creatively spins the music and creates a unique energized sound. Grooves switch from swing to Latin to straight ahead. The versatile musicians switch from vocals to clarinet or sax, and meld classic tunes into beautiful tapestries. Featuring Deb Zelman on clarinet, sax, and vocals, Gail Sonkin on piano, Julian Webb on bass, and Eric Pancer on drums.

The musicians met in the DuPage Symphony, and often switch between classical and jazz music. Music is a way to connect, with the audience, with each other and with a creative spirit. ZAZZ performs throughout the area and has been heard at Cantigny, CityGate Grill, Hale Street Tents in Wheaton, and have recently released three new recordings on Spotify and Apple Music.

Much of the music is rarely paired together. Through the creative ears of the musicians, ZAZZ combines music of Eric Satie with Johnny Mandel, Faure with Consuelo Velazquez and DeFalla with John Zorn. Also, listen to the sounds of Gershwin and Bernstein.

Tickets are $20. They can be purchased from or by calling (630) 627-0171. Tickets can also be purchased at the door with cash or checks only.

For more information on ZAZZ, check the website at

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