|Vocalist Typhanie Monique and guitarist Neal Alger in Concert|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 6:45 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Check out Chicago’s hottest soulful jazz duo! Typhanie Monique and Neal Alger will perform jazz classics and some of their favorites from all three CD's. Their shared love for straight-ahead jazz and R&B/Soul music brings a richness to the repertoire and their stripped-down format of voice and guitar allows for a unique and intimate musical experience. This concert will take place at Vernon Hills Park District - Sullivan Community Center located at 1620, 635 N Aspen Dr, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. REGISTERLibrary: Off-site (Outside the Library)
Typhanie Monique is the Musical Director at Bodhi Spiritual Center in Chicago. She has achieved international status as a rising star vocalist by immersing herself in her true passion. JazzTimes magazine describes vocalist Typhanie Monique as a “modern-day Sarah Vaughan with iridescent traces of Lena Horne.” Music lovers in her hometown of Chicago and throughout the Midwest know her as that region’s local favorite—warm, soulful and charismatic.Status: Openings
Typhanie is a performer, educator and recording artist whose three critically acclaimed, independently produced albums have captured the ears of Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich and thousands of dedicated fans. She has shared the stage with jazz’s elite, including Joe Lovano, Chris Potter,The Manhattan Transfer and Mavis Staples.
Neal Alger has freelanced as a guitarist in the Chicagoland area for ten years. His jazz credentials include performances with Lin Halliday, Ed Thigpen, Howard Levy, and Fareed Haque. Neal’s versatility has enabled him to play classic rock covers with Cast Iron Skillet, R&B/Soul with vocalist KFox (DefSoul records), and 20th-century classical music with HardArt Groop. Neal toured West Africa in 1999 as a Jazz Ambassador through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department and the U.S. Government. Most notably, Neal has recorded and toured the U.S., Europe, and Canada with Blue Note recording artist Patricia Barber and is featured on her newest release “Live; A Fortnight in France”. As if his sideman activities weren’t enough, Neal has released a CD under his own name featuring his original compositions titled, “Here and Now, Then and Before”.