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Josephine Beavers & The Ed Vodicka Quintet: Jazz & The Great American Songbook

November 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Vocalist Josephine Beavers celebrates the pre-release of her landmark recording “Prime Time” with music from Jazz & The Great American Songbook. Josephine will be joined by the Ed Vodicka Quintet featuring trumpet master Orbert Davis at Chicago’s charming and intimate concert venue, PianoForte Chicago on South Michigan Avenue.

Choose from two evenings — Friday November 1st, or Saturday November 2nd!

Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments, with the performance beginning at 7:30.

See more about Josephine at www.josephinebeavers.com

. . . and listen to a montage from her soon-to-be-re-released album”Prime Time” recorded at Capitol Studios, mixed by Grammy Award Winner Al Schmitt, and featuring Conte Candoli, Pete Christlieb, Larry Bunker and Andy Simpkins among many others!

The question most asked of vocalist Josephine Beavers is: “Where have you been?!”

The answer is a circuitous one, beginning with following in the footsteps of her mother, Laura Joy, a Washington D.C. jazz-circuit singer. Josephine’s first foray as a vocalist was sidelined as she (temporarily) traded her burgeoning singing career for marriage, supporting her husband Bob’s stellar business career and rearing a family of four marvelous children.

That is not to say that Josephine’s vocal talents were not called into service throughout the years — most notably for performances ranging from opening the show for the great Count Basie Orchestra at Chicago’s historic Regal Theater to always being on call to perform at the many lavish parties thrown by McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc.

That is until now. The year 2019 marks Josephine’s return to the stage and studio with the release of her landmark recording “Prime Time” and live performances in major U.S. cities.

This event is sponsored by WDCB.



November 2, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
(312) 291-0000