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When the Stars Align / Ty Cooper and Steve Sedergreen

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Australia’s brilliant pianist Steve Sedergreen comes to North America to join Chicago’s sensational vocalist Ty Cooper for a stellar evening of jazz and fine entertainment. These two artists just completed a three month tour of Australia’s greatest jazz clubs and music festivals, and now they join forces once more in Chicago to make music that brings the world together once again. Steve and Ty will be joined by Chicago's best, featuring Jim Cox on bass and Justin Kramer on drums. These powers come together for one night only, October 21, 2023 at 7:00pm. This alignment of the stars, on this special night, will bring music that is magical and out of this world! Don’t miss this extraordinary event!

Known for her rich, classically trained voice, powerful stage presence and dedicated professionalism, Ty Cooper is as the Las Vegas Times has described her…”the Real Deal”! Her impeccable showmanship and easy command of jazz, sultry blues, and sizzling swing styles all wrapped up in her presence of flash and sass guarantees a full house wherever in the world she graces the stage. A global performer, Ty has sung in locales as varied as Caesar’s Palace, Harrahs and MGM in Las Vegas. The legendary Green Mill, The Jazz Showcase and Andy’s in Chicago. Caveau de la Huchette and Duc de Lombard in Paris. The opulent Wynn Hotel in Dubai and Doha, Qatar. The Jazz Keller in Frankfurt Germany, and recently on her last tour of Australia, Lazybones Jazz Club and Foundry 616 in Sydney, Doo Bob Jazz Cub, the Brisbane Jazz Society in Brisbane and Birds Basement and The Golden Gate Hotel in Melbourne. She has performed with such great artists as Stan Getz, Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton, Richie Cole, Taj Mahal, and so many more great Jazz artists in her expansive career appearing around the world. Her album “I’m All For You” won Best Jazz Album 2018 at NMMA. Her latest album “Secret Shadows” won Best Vocal Performance and Best Cover 2023 NMMA. Among fellow musicians, music promoters and venues across the globe, Ty Cooper is a beloved performer and always welcome wherever she sings. She is “the classy, rich smoothness we all look for in a Jazz vocalist. The rare breed of singer that both musicians and audiences adore. She delivers every time she she walks out on stage”.

A talented and charismatic jazz pianist, improviser and educator, Steve Sedergreen has made a vital and indelible imprint on the Melbourne jazz scene for over 30 years. He possesses an exceptional improvisational sensibility that is true to the spirit of jazz. Steve has performed with both Australian and internationally renowned artists as well as leading his own outfits, most notably the APRA nominated Mistaken Identity. Steve has played at many festivals and leading venues and jazz clubs over his entire career, now spanning four decades. He has produced many recordings, from original jazz compositions to re-working some of Stevie Wonder’s best-known tunes. Steve is a very versatile performer, from the brash, joyous and thrilling to the deeply poetic and still, his music senses and shifts intuitively with the other musicians with whom he shares the stage. In addition to his success as a performer and recording artist, Steve is a mentor and teacher to countless young jazz musicians, some who have gone on to enjoy great success, most notably members of The Cat Empire.


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