Erin McDougald vocals
Rob Block piano, guitar
Matt Hughes bass
Paul Wertico drums
Mark Sherman vibes
Friday, February 14, 2014
9:00 pm – 1:00 am
4802 N. Broadway
(312) 878 – 5552
A Valentine’s Day Rendezvous
“Porcelain-faced, with a sveltely-curvaceous figure for film noir… a dulcet voice for savoring… and an articulate wit for the ages… The girlish, vintage-inspired fashionista and vocal improviser, Erin McDougald, is affectionately known by fans as “the Flapper Girl of modern Jazz”. She skillfully, thoughtfully re-invents obscure standards into swinging, reflective, complex-metered jazz treatments and emotional interpretations — while infusing her original compositions as elegies for her pensive moods. On this Valentine’s Day, Miss McDougald will be in unity with well-known jazz luminaries Paul Wertico and Mark Sherman, Rob Block and Matt Hughes, as they collaboratively take listeners into a musical exploration of Lust versus Love, while leaving no quip unsaid regarding the “recovery period” of Valentine’s Day for cynics and all lonely hearts club members.
In an attempt to offset the famed St. Valentine’s Day Massacre linked to The Green Mill, owner Dave Jemilo, in a decision, early last summer after listening to Erin sing, found McDougald’s vast artistic panache, flapper girl moniker and “charming flare for savvy opposition” a clever way to turn the club’s bloodied Valentine’s Day past into an intriguing rendezvous for patrons to connect with the timelessness of jazz and the endurance of the Midwest’s most famously scandalous and alluring nightclub. The young Miss McDougald has performed with jazz icons ranging from Dave Liebman to Cedar Walton, simultaneously infusing jazz hot-list musicians Rodney Green and Carlos Henriquez, among several others.
This Valentine’s Day is guaranteeing an atmosphere of intrigue and excellence with musical guests enhancing a memorable (romantic or otherwise) experience for each guest that sits in the notorious club between 9 pm and 1am that night.
Admission is $15 cash-only at the door, no advance tickets sold.
Free parking lot behind the club’s entrance, and CTA public transit is one and a half blocks east, the red line “Lawrence & Broadway” el stop.
Please note, early arrival is HIGHLY recommended; seating opens for first-come-first-served at 7:45 pm.”
Poster by Chicago Studio Club 2014.