|The Best of Broadway and Swinging' Sax! - Sullivan Community Center|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adults, Teen
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Featuring award winning vocalist and Broadway Style Entertainer Maureen Christine. Accompanied by Woodwindist Michael Bazan on Saxophone, flute and Clarinet, accompanied by pianist and Music Director Chuck Larkin. The Best of Broadway and Swinging' Sax is a musical Spectacular of songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, and Lerner & Lowe. Also favorite musical such as Phantom Of the Opera, Oklahoma, King and I; plus Big Band Swinging Saxophone including Dave Brubeck's Take 5! The Friends of the Library contributed to making this program possible. REGISTER REGISTERLibrary: Off-site (Outside the Library)
Maureen Christine an award-winning concert vocalist and broadway-style entertainer with two CDs that have been released to critical acclaim. Maureen has a voice "crystal clear, not a note or syllable wasted" (New Yorks Pink Paper). Maureen has received numerous invitations to sing for dignitaries including Astronaut Buzz Aldrin. She shared the stage with pop star Barry Manilow, opened for country star Willie Nelson and she has been a guest artist with musicians of the Count Basie Orchestra. Her rendition of The National Anthem is featured in a movie starring Dennis Quade and Zach Effron, and she has received multiple invitations to sing the National Anthem for the cubs at Wrigley Field. She performs in concert throughout the Midwest with Symphony Orchestra, Big bands and her own talented team of musicians.Status: Closed
Michael Bazan Woodwinds: Michael Bazan is a talented woodwind player. Michael plays the tenor saxophone, the alto saxophone, the flute and the clarinet. Michael is Director Of Bands at Wredling School in St. Charles. He is also the adjunct Saxophone Professor at Wheaton College Conservatory Of Music, as well as the Jazz Ensemble director at Mchenry County College. He had played for Cab Calloway, Billy Eckstein, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, The Four Tops and Frankie Valley. Michael has played on several of the Veggie Tale Videos, two nationally released CD's with Maureen Christine, and he owns his own Music Studio in Geneva.
Chuck Larkin is a Chicago-based pianist, composer/arranger, and musical director. Local credits include Northlight Theatre, the Porchlight Theatre, and as musical director for the American Folklore Theatre in Door County, Wisconsin. Most recently Chuck has served as associate conductor for THE Jersey Boys both in Chicago and on their National Tour that concluded in December 2016. Chuck has worked as conductor for national artists such as Franc D'ambrosio the "worlds longest running Phantom Of The Opera and Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall.