VOCALISTS
Michele Thomas
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Michele Thomas has combined her gospel background with her deep love of jazz and appreciation for contemporary soul and R&B allowing Michele to craft a sound that doesn’t conform to one genre, but instead evokes the elements that make these genres so dynamic.

Perfect for corporate receptions, private events and weddings that want to create an atmosphere that has elements of jazz, R&B, soul and gospel music but not at an overwhelming volume so your guests can still mingle and network.

Keri Johnsrud

Keri Johnsrud combines her intimate vocal style with classic jazz and American Songbook repertoire helping to provide the perfect atmosphere for corporate receptions, private events  and weddings looking to give there guests an authentic Chicago Jazz experience.

 

With over 20 years of performance experience Keri her repertoire includes the music that Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Sinatra and many others made famous. She is happy to customize her repertoire to fit the atmosphere you are looking to create while adding energy and excitement in the room at a volume low so your guests can still mingle and network.

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Stephanie Browning
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Stephanie Browning made a name for herself as the Artist-in-residence at the world renowned Gold Star Sardine Bar, a listening room reminiscent of Paris in the ‘30s. The venue was an international gem and captivated audiences assisted Stephanie in honing her improvisational skills and soulful voice.

 

In addition Browning held residency at the #1 hotel in North America, the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, where she performed for VIP and celebrity events and live in the elegant “Lobby Lounge” Friday and Saturday nights for over 6 years.

 

Stephanie combines classic jazz standards with contemporary songs that create an atmosphere of excitement and class.Songs made famous by Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Carmen McCray, Bette Carter and many others are all part of Browning’s repertoire.

 

In addition Stephanie can perform R&B and pop tunes which allows her to mix a few classic songs like “Let’s Stay Together” and “Mustang Sally” into her sets. She creates and exciting atmosphere for dancing, dining and conversation.

Sam Fazio
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Chicago-based vocalist Sam Fazio has established a name for himself in the music scene over the past several years. A graduate of DePaul University’s School of Music, Sam’s repertoire includes a unique mix of jazz standards and pop classics. His heartfelt interpretations showcase his soulful, yet classic style. 

Sam has entertained audiences at some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, Andy's Jazz Club, City Winery, Untitled, and SPACE (Chicago); Cliff Bell’s (Detroit); Noce (Des Moines); and Feinstein's at the Loews Regency and 54 Below (New York City). Sam has also taken the stage at numerous performing arts centers, including Overture Center, Schauer Arts Center, Trueblood, and Metropolis. Sam has held residencies at many renowned hotels including the LondonHouse, Chicago Hilton, and a 6-year run at the historic Drake Hotel.  In addition, Sam has performed at many festivals, casinos and events across the country. 

 

Sam shares the stage with some of the top musicians in the Chicagoland area and across the country. Whether performing as a trio or big band, Sam always leaves the crowd wanting more.