Tribute to Billie: Metropolitan Jazz Octet with Dee Alexander in concert
April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$35 – $45
The Metropolitan Jazz Octet teams up with dynamic jazz vocalist Dee Alexander to perform music from their album, It’s Too Hot for Words, a reimagining of classic Billie Holiday songs – played on Holiday’s birthday. They’ll be performing some of Holiday’s swing standards such as “The Blues Are a Brewin’,” “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” and iconic ballads like “I’m a Fool to Want You” and Billie’s famous “Strange Fruit.” This concert will be recorded live for Chicago Jazz Live on WDCB. 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7 at Studio5, 1934 Dempster Street, Evanston. $35 for general admission, $45 for cabaret seating. Call 847-328-6683 or visit https://www.tickettailor.com/events/studio5performingartscenter.