Jazz Concert with Grammy Award-winning Musicians
A unique opportunity to experience world-class jazz in Sugar Grove featuring Grammy Award-winning musicians Chip McNeill, Larry Gray, Chip Stephens, and Joel Spencer.
Chip McNeill is a busy man - he is Musical Director and Jazz Tenor Saxophonist for Grammy award-winning recording artist, Arturo Sandoval, and won a Grammy of his own for his performance on Hot House.
Larry Gray is a Chicago musician known for his compositions and skill on the double bass and cello. His primary teachers were Joseph Guastafeste, longtime principal bassist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and cellist Karl Fruh.
In the aggregate, jazz pianist Chip Stephens' collaborative, recording and world-wide touring with some of the legendary figures in the history of jazz, would compile a dissertation. Having performed on Grammy and Emmy Award-winning recordings, he is sought after for his hard-swinging, powerful and lyrical pianism.
Joel Spencer’s formal training as a percussionist (paired with drum set performance) has resulted in numerous appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra featuring such artists as vocal stylist Michael Feinstein, Broadway vocalists Patti Lupone and Kristin Chenoweth, trumpeter Doc Severinsen, and featured performance and recording dates with former Chicago Symphony conductor and world-renowned piano recitalist Daniel Barenboim.