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St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
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Stevensville native Elaine Dame makes her fifth headlining appearance in Southwestern Michigan for an intimate evening of music, featuring celebrated jazz guitarist, Andy Brown.

Elaine Dame sings and people stop and listen. The woman Time Out Chicago calls "a jazz dynamo" and "a gem in the city's vocal jazz scene" has been turning heads and capturing attention at venerable jazz venues from coast to coast, including multiple appearances at The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Rainbow Room and 54 Below in NYC, and Herb Alpert's Vibrato Jazz Grill in LA, to name but a few. It’s the joy she exudes with every note that makes Elaine’s performances unforgettable. A graduate of The Theater Repertory Program at California State Northridge, Elaine worked for years in Chicago’s theater scene before turning her whole focus to jazz. It's no wonder the Chicago Reader wrote, "Ms. Dame has a winning stage presence and a chameleon-like vocal flexibility."

"Dame has risen to the top ranks of Chicago jazz singers. She possesses all the musicality you could want in a true jazz singer - centered intonation, an enviable command of rhythm, and a translucent but powerful instrument." ~Neil Tesser, Grammy award-winning critic and author, The Playboy Guide to Jazz



Since coming to Chicago in 2003, Andy has been fortunate to work at many of the area's finest jazz venues with his own bands, as well as playing his unique brand of solo jazz guitar. He has backed visiting jazz names at places including The Jazz Showcase, Ravinia, and the Harris Theater. Currently, he plays solo guitar every Thursday at The Green Mill and leads his quartet every Wednesday at Andy's Jazz Club. Andy also had the good fortune to accompany Barbra Streisand when she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2009.

"One of Chicago’s most appealing jazz guitarists…uncounted Chicago jazz artists have collaborated with Brown on club dates and recording sessions, and they know better than anyone the depth of his work and unpretentiousness of his manner…for all his easygoing virtuosity, he places the emphasis on musical phrasing rather than pyrotechnics." ~Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune




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