Greetings from the desk of Vince Paul
It’s holiday time already! We’re excited for the season and have so many wonderful experiences to share.
Chicago native Chantae Cann opens the month in the Jazz Café, with a charisma that carried her debut album to the top of the iTunes Jazz Charts. Grammy-winner Fantasia celebrates all her hits plus her first-ever Christmas album on the Main Stage on the 2nd, and artists-in-residence PuppetART bring families together on the 3rd with the whimsical ‘Banana for Turtle’
Catch a rising star, or several, when the Wayne State dancers take the stage on the 8th & 9th, and then it’s family time again on the 10th, when our partners from Lightwire Theatre return with ‘A Very Electric Christmas’ – another Music Hall original commission that tours and delights the world.
Serious music fans have much to rejoice for: British-born drummer Simon Phillips returns on the 10th with his new ‘Protocol 4’, thrilling fans of his all-star career with Toto, The Who, Brian Eno… And a new-gen extraordinary talent by the name of Scott Tixier, classically trained at a Paris conservatory, brings his take on the future of jazz violin on the 14th.
As always, "I'll see you downtown"