Summer Concert Series to feature popular American dance music July 23 at Mayslake
On Tuesday, July 23, the ZAZZ jazz combo and singers from Sinfonietta Bel Canto will team up for a concert of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook at 7:30 p.m. at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook.
The concert steps back in time in the historic Mayslake Library.
The library's recent restoration allows you to step back in time and enjoy a piece of nostalgia.
If your toes are tapping and you want to get up and dance, there is an adjacent dance floor in the grand foyer.
The concert features ballroom favorites by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and many other jazz standards.
Featured singers include Deb Zelman, Celeste Martino and Christopher Jackson, and the members of ZAZZ (Gail Sonkin, Ken O'Neil, Julian Webb, and Greg Zaborniak).
Tickets are $20 for adults or $10 for students with ID.
Tickets are available at sinfoniettabelcanto.org or at the door.
The Sinfonietta Bel Canto's Summer Concert Series will continue with "POPera!" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30. It will feature sopranos Roxann Ferguson and Celeste Martino, baritone Stuart Thompson, and pianist Jennifer McCabe.
On Tuesday, Aug. 6, it will be "The Silly, Schmaltzy, and Waltzy" at 7:30 p.m. It will feature sopranos Celeste Martino and Renee Roscoe-Morrison, baritone Michael Doll, baritone, tenor Jay Morrissey, and pianist Sharon Peterson.
Tickets for the summer concert series are $20 for adults or $10 for students with ID.
The Sinfonietta Bel Canto is based in Downers Grove. Founded as an Illinois nonprofit corporation in 2010, it provides Downers Grove and the Western suburbs with an outlet to enjoy classical symphonic and chamber opera works. For information about the Sinfonietta Bel Canto, visit sinfoniettabelcanto.org.
ZAZZ, an alternative jazz quintet performing live in the suburban Chicago area, delights audiences with innovative music. The musicians come together to create unique and creative sounds for tunes from the jazz standards and popular show tunes repertoire, as well as original songs and compositions. To learn more about ZAZZ, visit zazzjazzcombo.com.