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Joanie Pallatto at Chicago Cultural Center on April 15th at 12:15pm

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Joanie Pallatto - “It's Not Easy"
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:15pm
Admission is Free
Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Cafe
Jazz, Blues & Beyond LunchBreak Series
78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
312-744-6630

“Joanie Pallatto has a voice that is forever young, and enchanting."
Lee Prosser - jazzreview.com (February, 2008)

“However, it may be Pallatto's intelligent and creative songwriting that is the star of the show."
Brad Walseth - jazzchicago.net (March, 2008)

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs along with Southport Records will present a free concert in the Randolph Caf on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 from 12:15-1:00 with vocalist and songwriter Joanie Pallatto. The live event is a part of the celebration of Pallatto's new Southport CD, It's Not Easy and will feature songs from the CD, with Dave Gordon on piano, Alejo Poveda, drums/percussion and John E. Magnan, electric bass. Special musical guests are John Devlin, guitar, and Bradley Parker-Sparrow, piano.

Vocalist-songwriter Joanie Pallatto delivers ten original songs with her clear, soulful voice on It's Not Easy from Southport Records, from mellow jazz-tinged vocals, pop-reggae fun, flowing ballads to fiery Latin grooves.

Liner Notes (excerpt) by B. P. Sparrow:
It's Not Easy is a record. There isn't a side A and B, but the work falls from the voice and heart of Joanie Pallatto. Images flow in black and white, with color past small towns, exotic locations and large smoked out cities. Musicians blend like families at a picnic. Time is frozen, and no one ever leaves, but stays the season."

Jazz, Blues & Beyond is LunchBreak's Tuesday program featuring jazz, blues and gospel music.

The Chicago Cultural Center is located in downtown Chicago at Michigan Ave., with entrances at 78 E. Washington and wheelchair accessible at 77 E. Randolph (312-744- 6630).

This event is presented by The City of Chicago, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Southport Records.

For more information on programs presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, call 312-744-6630, or visit www.chicagoculturalcenter.org. For more information on Southport Records, call 773-281-8510, or visit http://www.chicagosound.com.

Programs presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs are partially supported by grants from the Chicago Cultural Center Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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