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ZAZZ, an alternative jazz/pop quintet performs live in the Chicago area and delights audiences with innovative music.  The musicians come together to create unique and creative sounds for tunes from the jazz standards, Latin grooves,  pop tunes, Broadway, and rock, as well as original songs and compositions. ZAZZ performers are multi-talented and perform on a variety of instruments and vocals.  The every changing energy and sound create an exiting musical exchange. Whether you are looking for background music, a concert, dance music or just a variety,  ZAZZ would also be happy to customize a program  to fit your special event. 

 

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Due to the current crisis, ZAZZ has canceled its March engagements.  The greatest challenge for a musician is not to have an audience.  We wish our friends, fans, and family well during these difficult times and hope to see you very soon. We are all in this together.

Previous events

Feb18

Zazz Jazz Duo

Wyndemere, Wheaton

The Zazz Duo-Gail Sonkin and Julian Webb perform for the residents of Wyndemere's progressive dinner party

Jan19

Zazz Trio

Hyatt Lodge, Oakbrook

Bridal Fair for those booking at the Hyatt Lodge. This beautiful venue offers a wide variety of options. Add the ZAZZ combo to the cocktail hour to kick off the celebration.

ZAZZ at the Venue

ZAZZ at the Music Venue in Aurora January 17, 2020 (as seen in the Daily Harold) 

The weather did not stop fans from enjoying great music.  ZAZZ, the jazz/pop combo performed at the Music Venue, 21 S. Broadway in Aurora on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.  This unique intimate seating venue offers stellar acoustics to engage in the music and serves drinks.  Part of the Fox Valley Music Foundation, their mission is to promote music of all genres and offers the highest caliber of performances.  ZAZZ presents the first jazz performance of 2020 at the Music Venue.  Tickets for the two shows range in price from $10-15 and cam be purchased on-line at http://themusicvenue.org/calendar.  ZAZZ's website is http://www.zazzjazzcombo.com.

The sounds of ZAZZ energize throughout the show.  the repertoire spans the gamut from jazz standards, to pop tunes to new works and meds styles and blends genres.  The group features the multi-talented musicians that change horns, create new grooves and present music in creative and unique ways.  Deb Zelman-vocals, clarinet and saxes, Ken o'Neil, tenor sax and flutes, Gail Sonkin, keyboard-arranger, Jeff Gorski, guitar, Julian Webb, bass and Eric Pancer, drums.

ZAZZ pushes the boundaries of jazz and crosses over from multiple genres.  Hear a bit of classical music in a jazz standard, or a crossing of the line between swing and Latin grooves.  ZAZZ can be heard throughout the Chicagoland area.  http://zazzjazzcombo.com

 

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