Frank Lamphere performs at Jimmy's Charhouse in 2017
It's 1967 (musically speaking) when Frank plays Jimmy's in 2017
Singer Frank Lamphere and his powerful jazz trio are playing in the lounge at Jimmy's Charhouse, in Elk Grove. Jimmy's (under new ownership as of Nov 2015), plays host to Rat Pack Jazz on select dates in 2017. The shows will take place from 8:00-11:00 pm.
This is the type of event (classic lounge singer with unbelievably great jazz band) locals and out-of-towners alike, search for and can never seem to find. You're lucky to discover one or two such acts in America's major cities like: New York, LA, San Francisco, and here in Chicago; but not too many other places and not likely at this level. Why? In short, the culture has dramatically changed over the last thirty years. Male singer and jazz band in a lounge are a casualty of that change. But not at Jimmy's Charhouse!
Yes, there will be uncontrollable foot tapping and some customer lip synching as Lamphere performs the common and uncommon in a repertoire of more than 2500 songs. Mostly swing, jazz, some classic Latin, a handful of 1950-60s pop/rock, French, Spanish & Italian. But almost all, pre-70s.
Lamphere was the former vocalist at Jilly's Naperville, the Peninsula Hotel (downtown Chicago), headliner at the 2014 Festa Italiana Taylor Street, and does perform somewhat frequently, around the US and Europe. In addition to his own various sized ensembles he has been the guest vocalist with the renown Chicago Jazz Orchestra. He is also music publisher of his own original music, with one of those featured prominently in a major independent film.
Scheduled dates(please always confirm with venue the day of scheduled performance) April 21 & 28
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