The Ladies of Jazz - Bobbi Wilsyn
Open Door is delighted to present the third artist in our "Ladies of Jazz" series, the incomparable Bobbi Wilsyn. She is the recipient of the 2018 Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Jazz and spent years as the featured Jazz-Blues vocalist with The Chicago Jazz Ensemble under the direction of its founder, the late William Russo.
With the CJE she performed with Jazz legends like Jon Faddis, Dr. Billy Taylor, Buddy DeFranco, Gerald Wilson, Joe Lovano, Von Freeman and Lonnie Smith. She has also sung with some of Chicago's foremost musical artists including Ramsey Lewis, Corky Siegel and as a member of Joan Collasos' "Eleven Jazzy Divas."
Her musical theater productions include "Beehive," "Sophisticated Ladies," and "It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues." She is a Professor of Instruction at Columbia College Chicago and is the Coordinator of Voice and Choral Studies.
These amazing musicians will be accompanying Ms. Wilsyn:
Miguel de la Cernas - Piano
Marlene Rosenberg - Bass
Greg Artry - Drums
Jarrard Harris - Sax
Open Door Theater (View)
902 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|