2014 Celebration Concert Series
11:08 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Amy Yassinger-September 12, 7pm The Box

Fresh-faced, poised and professional Jazz vocalist Amy Yassinger (nicknamed the “jazz singer”) has been building her singing career for a decade.

Amy Yassinger
Credit http://www.amyyassinger.com/

As a bandleader and recording artist, her music has been heard in festivals, events and cruises both in America and overseas. What sets Amy apart from other Jazz vocalists in her age group, is her versatility and ability to dissect a song and make it her own. In addition to singing the classics of the Great American Songbook, Amy can nail contemporary songs effortlessly. Not only can she improvise over a melody, but she can take any ballad and rip your heart out. Her first album, “Sometimes I’m Happy”, features the unparallelled talents of Jeremy Kahn on piano, George Fludas on drums, John Tate on bass, Doug Rosenberg on Saxophone, and Chris Siebold on guitar. It has received rave reviews and radio play in the Chicagoland area. Her Jazz album, “Sometimes I’m Happy” has sold internationally and is now being distributed by Warrior Records.

Born and raised in Chicago, Amy discovered her passion for Jazz as a teenager after having spent a summer at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her studies in Jazz continued at the University of Miami in Florida, followed by a Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Amy branches out into other genres of music as more opportunities have come her way, but always holds onto her love for Jazz. She has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as a backup vocalist for Charice Pompengco and Usher. She is regularly seen performing with her own ensemble or as the lead vocalist for The Shout Section Big Band. Her Jazz album, “Sometimes I’m Happy”, appeared on a television show entitled “Taped with Rabbi Doug”. When she is not performing or recording in Chicago, she is working as an educator, teaching a variety of private voice students.

The Box
Credit Knox College

Order your tickets online here, or call the station at 800-895-2912 or 309-298-1873 weekdays 8:00am to 4:30 pm to order tickets by phone. Tickets are $10 for Tri States Public Radio members; $15 for non-members.