Joyful Season - A night of holiday favorites and original music

"Chicago does not lack for engaging jazz trumpeters, vocalists, pianists, bandleaders, songwriters and arrangers — but how many can do it all? Jeannie Tanner happens to be one… If you've ever been fortunate enough to hear her pick up a horn, or sing a ballad or unveil an original song, you know that she practically exudes music.


                              -- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune 

Jeannie Tanner - vocals, trumpet

Lisa McQueen - piano

Cory Biggerstaff - bass

Darren Scorza - drums

Joyful Season

Jeannie Tanner is a singer-songwriter and trumpeter who performs and records her original music - a mix of jazz, pop, R&B and Latin rhythms.  She has earned six ASCAP Composer Awards and has seven Grammy-considered albums.  Her holiday recording, JOYFUL SEASON, was picked as one of the best albums of Christmas repertoire in 2014 by the Chicago Tribune.


Howard Reich wrote — “Trumpeters who sing as well as Chicagoan Tanner are as rare as singers who play trumpet as well as she does. Both these talents — as well as Tanner's achievements as songwriter and arranger — radiate from the entirety of "Joyful Season," a recording brimming with optimism and hope.”


Continued Mr. Reich: “The sweet nature of Tanner's vocals in original songs such as "Christmas in a Cup" and "Joyful Season" and the obvious craft of her melodic writing in "You're My Gift Forever" and the blues-tinged "Wintery Sort of Feeling" distinguish this album. It's difficult to explain how one artist can do so many things so well, but listeners will be thankful that she does.” 


Tanner will also debut some brand new holiday songs that she has written, just for this performance.  Along with Tanner’s quartet performing her original music, the audience will hear traditional favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” a very cool arrangement by Lisa McQueen of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” (a kind of Christmasy Take Five), and a soulful version of “Silent Night,” just to name a few of the songs of the season. 


Ms. Tanner’s songs have been featured in many television shows and movies including “Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert” (PBS/The Travel Channel), “Revenge” (ABC), “Single Ladies” (VH1 - produced by Queen Latifah) “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo), “Young and the Restless” (CBS) and the Hallmark holiday movies “Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas” and “Christmas Cookies.” She is proud to be signed to Heavy Hitters Music in L.A. And, her music can be heard on local, national and international radio via traditional stations, Sirius XM and on the internet where she has her own Pandora station.



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