Jazz vocalist to perform at the St. Charles Public Library music series

  • Jazz vocalist Abigail Riccards will perform at the St. Charles Public Library's Sunday Concert series on Feb. 19.

    Jazz vocalist Abigail Riccards will perform at the St. Charles Public Library's Sunday Concert series on Feb. 19. Courtesy of St. Charles Public Library

Posted2/15/2023 1:41 PM

The St. Charles Public Library's Sunday Concert series continues on Feb. 19 with a special performance by Chicago-based jazz vocalist Abigail Riccards for an afternoon of jazz standards and favorites from the Great American Songbook. She will be accompanied by pianist Chris White and bassist Sean Jacobi.

The concert will begin at 2 p.m. in the Carnegie Community Room of the library, 1 S. Sixth Ave.


Riccards has garnered much attention from the jazz community for her effortless swing, heartbreaking tone and personalized approach to lyrics. Her inimitable approach to the Great American Songbook has made her one of the most celebrated jazz vocalists of her generation.

She has performed at many of the city's top jazz clubs with some of Chicago's most respected musicians, headlining at venues such as the Green Mill, the Jazz Showcase, Katerina's and Andy's Jazz Club. Prior to her move to Chicago, Riccards was an active artist in New York's jazz scene.

Originally from Toronto, Chris White is at home in a host of genres and settings, he has made his name as a go-to freelance pianist, arranger and accompanist in the Chicago area. He earned his Master's in Jazz Studies at Indiana University's prestigious Jacobs School of Music, and went on to complete his Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sean Jacobi is an accomplished musician, composer, producer and audio engineer with decades of experience. He received a bachelor's in jazz studies from the University of North Texas.

This event is part of the Library's Sunday Concert Series, featuring a wide variety of live musical performances. The public is welcome the free concert.

For more information, visit www.scpld.org or call (630) 584-0076.

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