Jazz Vocalist Jenifer French Does Legend Peggy Lee Proud With Cabaret Tribute At Davenport's Piano Bar

Eileen Tauchman

Jazz and blues vocalist Jenifer French brings back her successful tribute show The Peggy Lee Legacy to Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret on Saturday, October 6 at 8 PM. Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret is located in Chicago at 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The Peggy Lee Legacy showcases some of the top talent in Chicago jazz and cabaret, including Jenifer French, Phil Gratteau, Ann McGregor, Daryl Nitz, Joe Policastro and Johnny Rodgers.

A Chicago based jazz and blues singer, French initially wrote and performed a Peggy Lee tribute show in 2002, the same year Miss Lee passed away. Now, French has revamped the show for a new audience, highlighting more of Miss Lee's own dazzling compositions. The Peggy Lee Legacy features beautiful renditions of many unforgettable tunes such as "Why Don't You Do Right?," "Big Spender," "He's a Tramp," "Bella Note," "Fever," and many more.

Peggy Lee had a remarkable six-decade career beginning with her early discovery in Chicago by "King of Swing" Benny Goodman. Known for her hit songwriting skills, most notably for Disney's Lady and the Tramp, Lee also recorded over 1,000 songs, 60 albums, 70 chart hits, and performed frequently in concerts, TV, radio, and movies. Peggy was nominated for 12 Grammy awards, winning in 1969 for her signature tune, Leiber and Stoller's "Is That All There Is?"

Tickets for The Peggy Lee Legacy are $22 (plus a 2 drink minimum) and are available by calling (773) 278-1830 or online at DavenportsPianoBar.com.

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