Keri Chryst & her SophistiKats
My two loves...
Keri Chryst and her SophistiKats serve up a delectable selection of Mid-century Modern jazz style — employing only la crème de la crème of Paris and Chicago’s top swingin’ brass.
Their current project — My two loves... — expands upon Keri’s transatlantic exploration of the rich history of French-American exchanges in jazz — this time, with HORNS!
Miles, Evans, Mingus, Brubeck, Hendricks & Ross... as jazz reached the epitome of 1950’s sophistication and swing, emerging artists were experimenting with smaller ensembles, atypical rhythms & instrumentation, plus interactive composition.
With My two loves... Keri and her SophistiKats breathe new life into the spirit of the great composers and arrangers of the Mid 20th century, with a special nod to her favorite unsung hero of some of the greatest jazz vocal recordings ever made — Mr. Marty Paich.
With 3 horns, 6 horns, or 9 horns and a Rhythm Section — et bien sûr the sultry vocals of Madame Chryst elle-même — the SophistiKats will swing you back to the heydays of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Frank Sinatra and Mel Tormé, before you can count to trois.
Programs Past and Present...
Chicago, IL, USA