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Two months ago the fate of a jazz festival in downtown Glen Ellyn was as up in the air as George Clooney with the dissolution of the founding partnership between The McAninch Arts Center, WDCB Public Radio, White Space Design and The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce.

Today, the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce announced an impressive lineup for the newly retitled 2012 Jazz in Glen Ellyn for the Saturday, July 14th Glen Ellyn Chamber sponsored event.
 
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GEL SURPRISE: Glen Ellyn Jazz Fest Canceled

JAZZ FEST GLEN ELLYN PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED

Press Release from the McAninch Arts Center:
For the past five years, a partnership including The McAninch Arts Center, WDCB Public Radio, White Space Design and The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce has come together to present a day of great Chicago jazz, fine food and local brews in downtown Glen Ellyn.

Kurt Elling

By Juan C. Ayllon

Grammy-nominated Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and his quartet had just mesmerized a swollen crowd of 767 at the College of DuPage’s McAninch Art Center. In the lobby now, with his four year-old daughter coloring at a table merchandising his CDs, he signs autographs and visits with several hundred admirers.

The youngest of four, Elling grew up in Rockford and then Hyde Park, where his church musician father stoked a fire that led him, his wife and daughter to the mecca of jazz, New York, where they live, as he says, “for the moment.” And what a moment it is.

White Ghost Shivers at the MAC March 5 and 6

Equal parts absurd and sublime, Austin-based White Ghost Shivers descend on the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. The show, which includes a nostalgic romp through the 1920s and 1930s, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6.

The performances are part of the MAC’s Club MAC series, which takes place in the intimate 183-seat Theatre 2.

Kenny Barron Trio at the MAC March 12

Jazz pianist, composer and arranger Kenny Barron will perform with the Kenny Barron Trio at 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Named “Best Pianist” by the Jazz Journalists Association for the past four years, Barron began his career as a teenager and has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Melvin, Roy Haynes and others.

The nine-time Grammy Award nominee collaborated extensively with Stan Getz throughout the 1980s and has recorded dozens of albums.

David Gonzalez and the Poetic License Band

Saturday, April 3, 2010, 8 p.m.
Latin jazz meets spoken word in this multimedia performance exploding with passion, intelligence and energy. Poems and stories explore cultural identity and the rocky road to transcendence. Gonzalez sets poetry like a jewel in a mambo/funk music box.
Tickets: $36 adult/36 senior/26 youth
For tickets, please call (630)942-4000 or visit www.AtTheMAC.org

Event Start Date: 
Apr 3 2010 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: 
McAninch Arts Center

Kenny Barron

Friday, March 12, 2010, 8 p.m.
Kenny Barron has been named Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association every year for the past four years. His ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies, and infectious rhythms.
Tickets: $38 adult/36 senior/28 youth
For tickets, please call (630)942-4000 or visit www.AtTheMAC.org

Event Start Date: 
Mar 12 2010 8:00pm
Location: 
McAninch Arts Center

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, 8 p.m.
Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist and host of NPR's JazzSet, Dee Dee Bridgewater focuses her talents on music immortalized by jazz great Billie Holiday. Bridgewater is sure to captivate with a broad-ranging, theatrical portrayal of the legendary singer “Lady Day.”
Tickets: $46 adult/44 senior/36 youth
For tickets, please call (630)942-4000

Event Start Date: 
Nov 7 2009 8:00pm
Location: 
McAninch Arts Center

Kind of Blue at 50

Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, 8 p.m.
Fifty years from its original release date, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue has reached triple platinum in the recording world and continues to sell 5,000 copies a week. Legendary drummer, Jimmy Cobb (the only surviving member from the original recording), leads an all-star band through straight ahead interpretations.
Tickets: $46 adult/44 senior/36 youth
For tickets, please call (630)942-4000 or visit www.AtTheMAC.org

Event Start Date: 
Oct 16 2009 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: 
McAninch Arts Center

MAC HOSTS JAZZ AT SUNSET AUG. 29

The McAninch Arts Center (MAC) and 90.9 fm WDCB – Public Radio from College of DuPage will sponsor the annual Jazz at Sunset outdoor concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in the MAC Courtyard at the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

Now in its 18th year, Jazz at Sunset offers jazz fans an opportunity to enjoy live music in an open-air setting and is simulcast on WDCB.

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