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Ladies of Jazz Series

Typhanie Monique

March 15th at 3PM

JazzTimes magazine describes vocalist Typhanie Monique as a "modern-day Sarah Vaughan with iridescent traces of Lena Horne."  Her 3 critically acclaimed, independently produced albums have captured the ears of Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich who writes: "Monique has never lacked for stage presence and vocal audacity...One of these days, the rest of the world is going to discover her."

Margaret Murphy-Webb

March 22nd at 3PM

Margaret has been featured at The Taste of Chicago, The Chicago Blues, Jazz and Gospel Festivals, Andys, The Green Mill, The Jazz Showcase, Pete Miller's, Winters Jazz Club and many other popular Chicago festivals and jazz venues.

She was named the 2018 Chicago Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists of America for her work as executive director of the South Side Jazz Coalition  a non-profit organization working to produce more free, live jazz performances, create more jazz venues and promote music education and mentoring for inner city youth.

Bobbi Wilsyn

March 29th at 3PM

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.

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