March 5, 2022
Doors open at 5:30 pm, show 6 to 7:30 pm.
Kittens and Crooners with Jill Jack and the American Songbook Band
NEW DATE – MARCH 5th. Intimate show with a speakeasy vibe in the lower level of Ciao Amici’s. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, two-set concert will be 6-7:30 (with a short break). We will need to clear the room by 7:50 pm (but you go upstairs for a fabulous dinner and drinks if you like). Tickets are priced at $25 and limited to just 100 – Get them here https://bit.ly/33hMp1N.
Five years ago, we came up with a new live music series – Kittens & Crooners – to celebrate the music and style of our country’s classic jazz singers like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Lena Horne, Tony Bennett, and Rosemary Clooney. The four shows we held in 2016 at the Tipping Point Theater in Northville went over so well that we continued presenting live jazz at that venue until the pandemic put a halt to indoor concerts. (Don’t worry, we’ll be doing more shows at the Tipping Point.)
Well, now it’s time to revive Kittens & Crooners, and we’ve found another intimate venue that’s perfect for this type of performance: the lower level of Ciao Amici’s restaurant in downtown Brighton. There will be a cash bar to enjoy a beverage during the two-set concert.
Five years ago, Jill Jack & The American Songbook Band performed an amazing concert for that first Kittens & Crooners series, so what better way to kick off this new season than to bring her and her fabulous musicians to Brighton on Saturday, March 5.
Many recognize Jill for her remarkable career in the Americana genre in which she has garnered more than 40 Detroit Music Awards. But in 2014, she and drummer Ron Pangborn decided to put together an ensemble to focus solely on the songs they grew up listening to on their parents’ stereos – the canon of important and influential popular songs and jazz standards of the 20th century collectively known as The Great American Songbook. Jill then released Pure Imagination, a nine-song CD that her band uses as a platform to stretch out with their own gorgeous
Tickets are limited to 100 seats – don’t wait to get yours!
Video for a taste of the show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BkefEfPoXw