Jazz greats Paul Marinaro and Jeremy Kahn to perform live in St. Charles

Two stars of the Chicago jazz scene – singer Paul Marinaro and pianist Jeremy Kahn – will present a concert of beloved songs by Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers and Harold Arlen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in the auditorium of the historic Baker Community Center in downtown St. Charles.

The live-and-in-person concert is part of the “Saturday Night Lights” series produced by the Norris Cultural Arts Center, a news release stated. For more information and a link to online ticketing, visit www.NorrisCulturalArts.com.

In observance of health guidelines, seating is limited and socially distanced. The Baker Community Center is at 101 S. Second St.

About Paul Marinaro

Dubbed as having “one of the most beautiful vocal instruments in the business today” by Chicago critic Howard Reich, Marinaro is a modern classic, the release stated. With Chicago as his home base, Marinaro has become one of the most in-demand and respected male vocalists, demonstrating mastery and an infectious passion for the material he chooses. He commands audiences with his fresh interpretations, performing regularly at famed venues. He was a featured performer at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 2014 and again in 2017 for an audience of 10,000 on the stage at the Pritzker Pavilion, where his performance with jazz legend Sheila Jordan earned rave reviews and was named “Best of 2017” in the press.

About Jeremy Kahn

He is one of Chicago’s favorite pianists, dividing his time between jazz venues, pit orchestras, and recording and teaching studios. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Kahn spent 12 years in New York, where he was a member of Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, and was the pianist in the Chicago Jazz Ensemble led by Jon Faddis. He has performed on stage with Dizzy Gillespie, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Branford Marsalis, the Chicago and Milwaukee Symphony orchestras, and on screen with Madonna, Mary Wilson and Johnny Crawford. He has played at many of the Chicago area’s top theaters for shows like “Wicked,” “Spamalot,” “The Lion King,” “Les Miserables,” “Aida” and “Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara.”