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Von Freeman Remembered At The Jazz Showcase Oct 10th, 2010

Von Freeman Remembered At The Jazz Showcase Oct 10th, 2010

Chicago pianist Willie Pickens and vocalist Solitaire Miles will pay tribute to the late saxophonist Von Freeman at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago on Wednesday Oct 10th at 8 pm. Pickens and Miles, who worked and recorded with Freeman, will be remembering him with a cast of many vocalists and players who loved Von and worked ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New release from the late swing violinist Johnny Frigo

Vocalist Solitaire Miles will be releasing a new recording with Chicago swing violinist Johnny Frigo on her new CD Melancholy Lullaby which is dated to release on September 21, 2011 in Chicago at the Jazz Showcase. The track, “I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" was recorded for their first release in 1996, but was never released and ...

NEWS: EVENT

Help Celebrate Pianist Willie Pickens' 80th Birthday at the Hyde Park Union Church on April 15

Help Celebrate Pianist Willie Pickens' 80th Birthday at the Hyde Park Union Church on April 15

Can you believe it? Willie Pickens is 80 and he is still playing like crazy! Nobody believes it, but it's true... Willie is turning 80 this month and Chicago has some very special events planned for him. Willie has been a working pianist on the scene in Chicago and around the world for the past 60 years. ...

Solitaire Miles CD Release Party for "Born to be Blue" at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago

Solitaire Miles CD Release Party for "Born to be Blue" at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago

On Tuesday July 13th at 8 pm Solitaire Miles will be celebrating the release of her new CD Born to Be Blue at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago with many of the great players on the record including pianist Willie Pickens, trumpeter Art Davis, guitarist Neal Alger, bassist Marlene Rosenberg and drummer Robert Shy. Scott Yanow recently ...

Solitaire Miles "Born to be Blue" CD Release Party at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago

Solitaire Miles "Born to be Blue" CD Release Party at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago

Please join us as we celebrate the release of vocalist Solitaire Miles's Born to Be Blue on July 13th at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago 8-12 pm. The band will include a long list of Chicago greats including Willie Pickens on piano, Art Davis on trumpet, Neal Alger on guitar, Marlene Rosenberg on bass and Robert ...

Take Five With Solitaire Miles

Read "Take Five With Solitaire Miles" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Solitaire Miles

“Solitaire Miles captivates an audience with mesmeric tone, playful, conversational phrasing, and a sinuous sense of swing. Miles has a voice that grabs you, and demands to be listened to. Her natural, unaffected delivery never draws attention to itself, allowing the craft of the song writers to shine through." Tamara Dailey, Chicago ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Solitaire's New Record "Born to be Blue" Will Be Released This Spring

Solitaire's New Record "Born to be Blue" Will Be Released This Spring

Solitaire Miles and Willie Pickens are releasing a new album “Born to Be Blue" this Spring in Chicago. "For Born To Be Blue, Solitaire utilized some of Chicago's top musicians, all of whom have the flexibility to sound at home in a swing combo. One particular joy of this CD is hearing a lot of fresh ...